Welcome to The Pond and a new world of data-backed networking!
We want you to know the terms and conditions that apply to everyone using The Pond - things you need to know such as (a) that The Pond is offered on an “AS-IS” basis with no warranties, (b) that The Pond is currently a beta version that we are still testing (with input from users such as you!), and (c) much else besides, so keep reading.
We encourage you to visit thepond.app/terms at least once a month to see if there are any such changes.
The only data we receive about you is what you provide in setting up a The Pond account and using it. We process such data only for the purpose of your use of The Pond.
Currently the only default information The Pond receives from you is the information you provide when setting up an account. Our servers receive information about the IP address from which you access The Pond, which may or may not identify you personally depending on what devices you use to access The Pond.
To the extent we maintain any such personal data on The Pond’s systems, we will encrypt it.
If you contact us by email, we will not make your email address available to other persons and entities; we will use it only to respond to your email and any issue you raise with us by email.
If you wish to receive an electronic copy of personal data you input to The Pond, or if you wish to have The Pond delete personal data you input to The Pond, or if you wish to revoke your prior consent for us to process your personal data, contact us at https://thepond.app/#contact, Contact Form or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our policy as to personal data such as email addresses and social media and other online accounts is: We will not sell your personal information; we will not provide your personal data to other persons or entities, unless required to do so by legal process; we will not use your personal data for purposes other than enabling you to use the The Pond product, unless you expressly agree to other uses of your personal data in the future, by clear, explicit, informed consent.
We follow data minimization practices so as to receive from you and use and retain only data that are relevant and necessary to the purposes of your use of The Pond.
We do not engage in advertising products and services other than The Pond, and we do not allow other persons and entities unaffiliated with The Pond to advertise to The Pond users.
We use and process information we receive from you only for the purpose of enabling your use of The Pond, providing relevant information to the users you are matched with, and our operation and improvement of The Pond.
We may perform studies of information that includes information we receive from you, and we may give access to agents and contractors of The Pond for that limited purpose, which includes purposes of public interest, scientific and historical value, and research and statistical study.
We may aggregate information, use it for internal The Pond studies, and share it in anonymized form with other persons and entities.
Any links to other websites in connection to The Pond do not constitute endorsements of any aspect of such websites and The Pond assumes no responsibility for their actions.
Your information may be transferred and maintained on servers and other computers that are outside your country of citizenship or residence and that are not subject to a privacy protection regime as stringent as that of your country.
The Pond is not for use by persons under the age of 16.
The Pond will provide information pursuant to lawful regulatory actions and legal processes such as subpoenas, and we reserve the right to resist requests for information that our legal counsel concludes are contrary to or beyond the requirements of applicable law.
We do not sell or license your information to persons or entities unaffiliated with The Pond.
We do not ask The Pond users for credit card information, financial account information, or other such information that could be effectively targeted by hackers.
The Pond is a free beta-version service offered by us at The Pond App Inc. to you as a user of The Pond.
We grant you a free license to use The Pond subject to these terms and conditions.
We commit to provide industry-standard maintenance and support for the The Pond.
We invite you to submit problem reports and improvement suggestions to email@example.com, and we will try our best to resolve problems and to reply as we are able.
You agree that The Pond is offered for use on an “AS IS” basis with no warranties. THE POND APP INC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
You understand and agree that The Pond is subject to unpredictable outages and network unavailability.
IN NO EVENT, EVEN IF FOREWARNED, WILL THE POND APP INC BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, OR FOR SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR DAMAGES FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, ARISING IN RELATION TO YOUR USE OF The Pond.
THE POND APP INC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF SERVICES.
You agree to comply, while using The Pond, with all applicable laws and regulations of the place(s) where you use The Pond.
You agree to assume all the above-stated risks related to your use of The Pond.
You agree to hold The Pond App Inc and its employees, officers and agents harmless from, and indemnify them for, any claim by any third party arising from or related to your chosen manner of use of The Pond.
If any part of these terms and conditions are ruled invalid or unenforceable by a competent authority, that part shall be deemed amended so as to conform to the intent of these terms and conditions consistent with applicable law and regulations, and the remainder of the terms and conditions shall continue in full force and effect.
The Pond App Inc reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time without notice, yet it will use reasonable efforts to post such modifications at https://thepond.app/terms/updates at least 30 days before they go into effect.
The Pond App Inc’s delay or failure in enforcing these terms and conditions shall not be deemed a waiver of its rights or of the validity and enforceability of these terms and conditions.