Terms of Use

Blindfold LLC (“we”, “our” or “us”) operates the Blindfold platform (the “Platform”) that helps users meet new people, play games to get to know each other, and communicate with each other (the “Services”).

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) includes our policy for acceptable use of the Services and governs your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Services. You are only authorized to use the Services if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and this Agreement. By using the Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. This Terms of Use Agreement is effective as of August 30, 2018 and has not been modified since that date.

Because your privacy is important to us, this Agreement also incorporates, by this reference, our Privacy Policy which explains how we collect and use your content and information. Please read the Privacy Policy.

In order to participate in certain Services, you agree to additional terms and conditions and such additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by this reference, but such additional terms and conditions shall control solely for the applicable Service.

We may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting on the Services and website (blindfold.me). You will be deemed to have agreed to any such modifications by your further use of the Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. If you do not agree with the modifications, please discontinue use of the Services immediately.

 

I. YOUR ACCOUNT / TRANSACTIONS / SUSPENSION, TERMINATION

In order to access some features of the Services, you are required to register an account (an “Account”).  When creating or updating an Account, you are required to provide us with certain personal information which will be held and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Should you contact another user, the resulting communication is solely between you both.  Blindfold makes no representations and bears no responsibility with respect to your communications and subsequent contact or activities, if any.

Without limiting anything in this Agreement, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your Account and/or your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability, including in the event we stop offering any aspect of the Services. We expressly reserve the right to restrict, suspend and/or terminate your access to any part of the Services if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated any of the terms of this Agreement.

II. ONLINE CONDUCT 

You, as a user, agree to use the Services only for proper and lawful purposes. Specific prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:

  1. criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, theft of trade secrets, and abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous conduct;
  2. activity that is insulting or threatening, abusive, discriminatory or which promotes or encourages racism, sexism, hatred or bigotry;
  3. using the Service to threaten, harass or stalk another user;
  4. attempting to impersonate another user or person;
  5. using the Services if you are under 18 years of age;
  6. using any information obtained from the Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person outside of the Service;
  7. attempting to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Services or the content therein;
  8. using any software that intercepts, mines, or otherwise collects information about other users or copies and stores any Proprietary Materials (as defined below).
  9. collecting, harvesting, soliciting or posting passwords or personally identifiable information from other users;
  10. using the account, username, or password of another account holder at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your Account;
  11. using the Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

Any conduct by you in violation of the foregoing prohibitions may result in the suspension or termination of your Account and your access to the Services.

As part of the Services, you may have the ability to send comments to another user of the Platform that may be of a personal nature. While Blindfold will never share your comments (as described in more detail in our Privacy Policy), we cannot control the actions of our users. Therefore, you should consider only sending personal content to a user you know and trust.

III. CONTENT 

A. Not Advice

All content on the Platform, including any User Content (as defined below) is strictly for recreational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be deemed advice or an endorsement of any activity of any kind.

B. Proprietary Rights

With the exception of content posted by users of the Services (“User Content”), all materials contained on the Services, including all content, and the concept, software, graphics, text and look and feel of the Platform, and all trademarks, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property rights related thereto (“Proprietary Materials”), are owned or controlled by Blindfold, our subsidiaries or affiliated companies, our third party licensors, and/or our advertising partners.  You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any Proprietary Materials, or any other protectable aspects of the Services, in whole or in part, unless specifically stated otherwise.  Subject to your compliance with this Agreement and any other relevant policies related to the Services, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable limited license subject to the limitations herein to access and use the Services and Proprietary Materials for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes consistent with the intended purpose of the Services. You agree not to use the Service for any other purpose.

C. Third-Party Content & User Content

You acknowledge that we are an online service provider that may facilitate communications by third parties and users. We do not practice editorial control over the content posted by such third parties (including User Content). Any opinions, advice, statements, judgments, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties, including User Content, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of us or our affiliates or any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents. While we retain the right to filter or reject User Content and other content posted by third parties, we review User Content and other third-party content in a limited gate-keeper fashion and have no obligation to investigate whether any content or other User Content violate any term of this Agreement and will not do so in most cases.  We neither endorse nor are responsible for the User Content or any other content posted to the Services by anyone other than ourselves.

By uploading User Content on the Services, you represent and warrant to us that you have all necessary rights and licenses to do so, and automatically grant us non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use User Content in any way (including without limitation editing, copying, modifying, adapting, translating, reformatting, creative derivative works from, incorporating into other works, distributing, advertising and otherwise making available to the general public. We may assign and/or sub-license the above license to our affiliates and successors without any further approval by you.

All users of the Services retain ownership of their User Content.  You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any User Content, including without limitation sensitive and personal content, in whole or in part without the owner’s permission.

D. In-App Purchases

The Services may be dependent on and/or interoperate with third-party owned and/or operated platforms and services, e.g., Apple (iTunes, etc.), Facebook, etc. (each, a “Third Party Platform”) and may require that you be a registered member of such Third Party Platforms and provide certain account credentials and other information in order to access the Services. By using the Services, you agree to comply with any applicable terms, conditions or requirements promulgated by any provider of a Third Party Platform (e.g., Facebook’s Terms of Use, iTunes Store Terms of Use, etc.).

We may make certain products and/or services available to users of the Services in consideration of a subscription fee (“Premium Services”), including the ability to purchase features, services and enhancements. If you choose to use Premium Services, you acknowledge and agree that additional terms may apply to your use of, access to and purchase of such Premium Services and such additional terms are incorporated herein by reference. In the event of a conflict between a Third Party Store’s terms and conditions and these Terms, the terms and conditions of the Third Party Store or service provider shall govern and control. We are not responsible and have no liability whatsoever for goods or services you obtain through the Third Party Store, our third party service providers or other web sites or web pages. We encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online transaction with any of these third parties.

If you choose to make an In-App Purchase, you will be prompted to enter details for your account with the Third Party Store you are using (e.g., Apple, etc.) and you will be charged for the Premium Service in accordance with the terms disclosed to you at the time of purchase, as well as the general terms applicable to all other in-app purchases made through your Mobile Platform Account (e.g., Apple, etc.). Blindfold Premium Services include monthly and annual subscriptions to additional account features. At the end of the free trial period (if any), you will be charged the price of the subscription and will continue to be charged until you cancel your subscription. Please note that Premium Services will automatically renew for the same subscription period as you initially purchased (e.g., if you made an In-App Product for an annual subscription, your subscription will be automatically renewed for an additional year). To avoid any charges for additional periods, you must cancel before the end of the free trial period, subscription period or renewal, as applicable, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable Third Party Store. We encourage you to review the terms and conditions of the applicable third party payment processors, Third Party Store before you make any Premium Service purchases.

We are not responsible and have no liability for any payment processing errors (including card processing, identity verification, analysis and regulatory compliance) or fees or other service-related issues, including those issues that may arise from inaccurate account information, or products or goods you obtain through Third Party Stores.

E. Location Based Features & Push Notifications

We may provide you with emails, text messages, push notifications, alerts and other messages related to the Services and/or the Blindfold LLC services, such as enhancements, offers, products, events, and other promotions. After downloading the Services, you will be asked to accept or deny push notifications/alerts. If you deny, you will not receive any push notifications/alerts. If you accept, push notifications/alerts will be automatically sent to you. If you no longer wish to receive push notifications/alerts from the Services, you may turn off your notifications under your settings menu on your mobile device. With respect to other types of messaging or communications, such as emails, text messages, etc., you can unsubscribe or opt out by either following the specific instructions included in such communications, or by emailing us with your request at contact@blindfold.me.

The Services may allow access to or make available opportunities for you to view certain content and receive other products, services and/or other materials based on your location. To make these opportunities available to you, the Services will determine your location using one or more reference points, such as GPS, Bluetooth and/or software within your mobile device. If you have set your mobile device to disable GPS, Bluetooth or other location determining software or do not authorize the Services to access your location data, you will not be able to access such location-specific content, products, services and materials. For more about how the Services uses and retains your information, please read the Privacy Policy.

IV. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Blindfold LLC has adopted the following policy towards copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). If you believe any Member Content or Our Content infringes upon your intellectual property rights, please submit a notification alleging such infringement (“DMCA Takedown Notice”) including the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
  3. Identification of the material claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that, under penalty of perjury, the information in the notification is accurate and you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Any DMCA Takedown Notices should be sent to: contact@blindfold.me

V. NON-COMMERCIAL USE

The Services are for your personal use only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us. Any use of the Services in violation of this provision, including communicating any advertisement or solicitation, or collecting usernames and/or email addresses of account holders by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Services, is prohibited.

VI. LINKS/EXTERNAL SITES

The Services may contain links or embed access to websites operated by third parties (e.g., through advertisements), including those through which you may make purchases. We do not monitor or control the external sites and make no representations regarding, and are not liable or responsible for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability or availability of, any of the content uploaded, displayed, or distributed, or products, or services available at these sites. If you choose to access any third party site, you do so at your own risk. The presence of a link to a third party site does not constitute or imply our endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the third party or of the content, products, or services contained on, or available through, the third party site.

VII. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY US AND OUR WEBHOST ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER WE NOR ANY PARTNER OR AFFILIATE MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED: (I) AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED THEREON; (II) THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE 100% SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (III) AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICE, PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES; OR (IV) THAT THE SERVERS, OR EMAIL SENT FROM OR ON BEHALF OF BLINDFOLD LLC ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

NEITHER WE NOR ANY PARNTER OR AFFILIATE WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BLINDFOLD LLC BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID BLINDFOLD LLC IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY (180) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM AND IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID ANY AMOUNTS DURING THAT TIME PERIOD, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY SHALL BE TO CEASE USING THE SERVICES AND TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO A USER, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO SUCH USER, AND SUCH USER MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

VIII. LEGALITY

You are subject to all laws of the state(s) and countries in which you reside and from which you access the Services and are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree we cannot be held liable if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation. We make no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in any Services nor shall any person affiliated, or claiming affiliation with the Services have authority to make any such representations or warranties.

IV. APPLICABLE LAW; JURISDICTION 

The Services are created and controlled by us in the State of California. As such, the laws of the State of California will govern these Terms of Use, without giving effect to any provisions of California law that direct the choice of another state’s laws.

Subject to Section X below, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of California and of the United States of America located in the State of California for any litigation arising out of or relating to use of or purchase made through the Services (and agree not to commence any litigation relating thereto except in such courts), waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such litigation in the California Courts and agree not to plead or claim in any California Court that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum.

X. BINDING ARBITRATION 

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any related agreement, their enforcement or interpretation, or because of an alleged breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any of their provisions, shall be determined by binding arbitration.  The arbitration proceedings shall be held and conducted by a single arbitrator in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS (the “JAMS Rules”), as modified by this Agreement.  Such arbitration shall occur in Los Angeles, California, and be initiated by any party in accordance with the JAMS Rules.  The demand for arbitration shall be made by any party hereto within a reasonable time after the claim, dispute or other matter in question has arisen, and in any event shall not be made after the date when institution of legal proceeding, based on such claim, dispute or other matter in question, would be barred by the applicable statute of limitations.  Discovery issues shall be decided by the arbitrator.  Post-hearing briefs shall be permitted.  The arbitrator shall render a decision within twenty (20) days after the conclusion of the hearing(s).  In reaching a decision, the arbitrator shall have no authority to change, extend, modify or suspend any of the terms of this Agreement, or to grant an award or remedy any greater than that which would be available from a court under the statutory or common law theory asserted.  The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion that includes the factual and legal basis for any decision and award.  The arbitrator shall apply the substantive law (and the law of remedies, if applicable) of California or federal law, or any of them, as applicable to the claim(s) asserted.  Judgment on the award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The parties may seek, from a court of competent jurisdiction, provisional remedies or injunctive relief in support of their respective rights and remedies hereunder without waiving any right to arbitration.  However, the merits of any action that involves such provisional remedies or injunctive relief, including, without limitation, the terms of any permanent injunction, shall be determined by arbitration under this paragraph.  Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  The arbitrator shall allocate all costs and expenses of the arbitration (including legal and accounting fees and expenses of the respective parties) to the parties in the proportions that reflect their relative success on the merits (including the successful assertion of any defenses).

XI. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold Blindfold LLC, our subsidiaries, partners and affiliates, and our respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, due to or arising out of (i) any communication, contact or relationship between you and another user; (ii) your use of the Services in violation of this Agreement, (iii) a breach of this Agreement including your representations and warranties set forth above and/or (iv) your acts or omissions in your use of the Services.

XII. SEVERABILITY

The provisions of this Agreement are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction. 

XIII. OTHER

This Agreement is deemed accepted upon any use of any of the Services. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Services. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

XIV. SUPPORT

Subject to the other provisions of this Agreement, we will attempt to help you with any queries or problems that you may have with the Services or any of your purchases through the Services. To reach our customer support team, please e-mail us at contact@blindfold.me. It will expedite your request for assistance by providing our representatives with all the information they need to solve your problem as quickly as possible.

 XV. THIRD PARTY MARKETPLACES

These Terms of Use are between you and Blindfold LLC only, not with Apple, Google, Facebook or any other third party through which you may have accessed or purchased the Services (“Marketplaces”). The Marketplaces are not responsible for the Services. The Marketplaces have no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Services. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Marketplaces have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Services. In the event of a conflict between a Third Party Store’s terms and conditions and these Terms, the terms and conditions of the Third Party store or service provider shall govern and control. We are not responsible and have no liability whatsoever for goods or services you obtain through the Third Party Store, our third party service providers or other websites or web pages.  The Marketplaces are not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Services or your possession and/or use of the Services, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Services fail to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation or (iv) claims that the Services infringe upon a third party’s intellectual property rights.

XVI. AGE OF USERS 

The Services are available to users who are 18 years of age and older. By signing up for an account, you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.  If we learn that a user under the age of 18 has registered for an Account, that user’s Account will be terminated. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor age 18 or under and you believe your child has signed up for an Account, please e-mail us at contact@blindfold.me.

The paid portion of the Services (requiring the purchase of a monthly or annual subscription to play previously locked content) is only available to users who are 18 years of age and older. By purchasing premium content (content that is locked without credit card purchase), you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.  If we learn that a user under the age of 18 has purchased premium content, that user’s Account will be terminated. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor age 18 or under and you believe your child has purchased premium content, please e-mail us at contact@blindfold.me.

The paid portion of the Services (requiring the purchase of a monthly or annual subscription to play previously locked content) is only available to users and partners (whomever is chosen to play premium content with) who are 18 years of age and older. By accepting to play premium content (content that is locked without credit card purchase), you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.  If we learn that a user under the age of 18 has accepted to play purchased premium content, that user’s Account will be terminated. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor age 18 or under and you believe your child has accepted to play purchased premium content, please e-mail us at contact@blindfold.me.

XVII. BLINDFOLD PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION 

Blindfold’s Premium subscription is a non-refundable charge. Blindfold’s Premium subscription has a monthly subscription of $2.99 USD/month or a yearly subscription of $23.40 USD/ year ($1.95 USD/ month). Prices are in U.S. dollars and may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice. If you choose to purchase Blindfold’s Premium subscription, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within the 24 hour prior to the end of the current period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a Blindfold Premium subscription, where applicable. You can manage your subscription and switch off auto-renewal by accessing your iTunes & App Store Account Settings after purchase. If you don’t choose to purchase Blindfold’s subscription, you can simply continue using Blindfold for free.

XVIII. MODIFICATION 

We reserve the right to make changes to the Services, posted policies and these Terms of Use at any time without notice other than the reposting of the modified Terms of Use, so check back frequently.

Please contact us at contact@blindfold.me with any questions regarding this Agreement.