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Who We Are:

We, Snip.City, are what we call the "No-Compromises Social Network". Nowadays it seems that as great as social media is and how crucial it has become in our daily lives, we simply cannot trust most of the services we use. Either due to the practices of the companies behind them, or a lack of sufficient security protecting them. We here at Snip.City aim to change that, or at least provide a decent alternative for those who care about their privacy and still want the advantages of social networking. Our mission, humbly, is not to compete with the giants in the industry. We also aim to make our platform as useful as possible, using value add services to help you get things done and collaborate with others on projects. While also ensuring that these third party services abide by our privacy standards before entrusting them with our user data.

What We Do:

We provide a very polished and minimalistic social networking platform without any caveats. We do not work with advertisers to bombard you with shameless annoying ads, nor do we use their analytics trackers to track your behavior on and off our website in order to serve you more personalized ads. We do not share any data with any third parties. What happens in Snip.City, stays in Snip.City! This is ensured not only by not falling for the financial temptations of companies interested in data, but also by adopting the best security practices possible to keep this data as safe and secure as possible from any unauthorized obtainment.

How We Make Money:

We do not charge for the usage of our platform. We do charge for the usage of certain non-essential services hosted on our website and a percentage on sales made through our website. We also offer the opportunity for independent creators and developers to advertise their content on our website for a fee. However we mainly rely on donations for funding. We are and and always will be a non-profit, despite not having received legal status yet. Note that due to our current lack of legal non-profit status, donations made to Snip.City may be subject to taxes. Please consult your local laws. This document will be updated once we receive non-profit recognition.

Content Ownership, Intellectual Property and Copyright:

We here at Snip.City encourage and support independent creators and developers. We will never try to own any content you share on our platform. Your original content remains yours and you reserve the right to remove it from the platform as you please. We do not keep any data after it's deleted. We assume that you own the rights to all the content you share and have the permission of all applicable owners and/or copyright holders. If you find your content to have been shared without your consent, or if someone posted a picture of you that you don't want online, please contact us. Snip.City only holds the rights intellectual property of itself, as a platform and a brand, as well as the original content posted by it or its staff. Snip.City is based on a set of different open-source software and APIs from very generous developers without which we would not exist. This is one of the reasons we've chosen the non-profit path; in order for our usage to be "fair use" and "non-commercial". It would be hypocritical of us not to share their generous spirit. By using our third party servers, you also agree to their respective legal terms and privacy policies. We do our best to ensure that we only work with partners that share our dedication to privacy, but their terms and policies could still not be acceptable to everyone. We encourage and expect our users to review such documents in order for their consent to be informed. It is the responsibility of the user to read and understand the terms they are agreeing to.

Community Standards:

What we expect from our community is respect. That's the central theme at Snip.City. We respect you and your privacy. In return, we expect you to respect our terms and conditions and also the other members of the platform. We do not force or expect users to use their real information. Fake accounts are allowed as long as they follow the rules. With the exception of illegal content like child pornography, revenge porn and terrorist activity, we do not restrict the type of content you may post on our platform. You are free to share what you please on your personal profile and in your own spaces. What we absolutely do not permit is dangerous or harmful activity including but not limited to harassment, bullying, credible threats of violence or promotion of violence. We reserve the right to remove any content that goes against our terms and conditions. We also reserve the right to disable the accounts of repeat aggressors or completely remove their accounts and ban them from creating more in the future.

Seller Terms

Sellers are expected to abide by their local laws regarding what they can sell, whether they require a license, whether quotas exist and whether they must charge a tax. Sellers are also responsible for any and all other regulations applicable to their products and services. Snip.City is not responsible for any misuse of our services. We urge our users to report content that they don't think should be on Snip.City so that we can review it and act accordingly.

Liability Disclaimers:

We work hard to provide the best experience and services we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our website and services, however, are provided "as is," and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).

We cannot predict when issues might arise with our services. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these or our website and services, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate liability arising out of or relating to these terms or our website and services will not exceed the greater of $50 or the amount you have paid us in the past month.

These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and Snip.City. regarding your use of our services. They supersede any prior agreements. Some of the services we offer are also governed by supplemental terms. If you use any of those services, supplemental terms will be made available and will become part of our agreement with you. To the extent any supplemental terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental terms shall govern to the extent of the conflict.

If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.

You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.

These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.

We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our website and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.

We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

By using Snip.City or any of its services, you agree to these terms and conditions as well as our privacy policy. We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions at any time and will always notify users when we do and encourage them to read them before continuing to use the website. Your continued usage of the website implies acceptance to the most up to date version of the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policy. The bottom of this document will always include the date of the last edit made. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this document periodically and become aware of modifications.

This page was created on September 12th of 2019 and was last edited on September 20th of 2019.


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