GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF PING-CHAT
These General Conditions of Use and any disputes or claims arising directly or indirectly (including non-contractual disputes and claims) shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with Belgian law. In case of discrepancy between the original French version and the translations of the General Terms and Conditions of the website, the French version shall prevail.
* Access to Ping-Chat is prohibited to natural persons under 13 years of age.
* The company Ping-Chat can not be held responsible for all publications or statements made on the site. We do not monitor content posted on the site. However, if we notice or if a user informs us of content that we deem inappropriate, we reserve the right to delete it.
* If you publish content that does not belong to you, without the owner's consent and the owner opposes it (or uses a lawyer), we can not be held liable. You must assume full responsibility for what you publish.
COMPLETE LEGAL INFORMATION
The site and application Ping-Chat are a social network designed as a forum where you can meet new people, chat, share your photos, your news and your information. We would like to propose you a pleasant site to visit, which is also a safe and friendly environment. You hereby agree to use Ping-Chat in this spirit and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Use (the "Terms").
These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you as a user ("you") and Ping-Chat, a company registered in Belgium, whose registered office is at 32 Chemin des Croix, Lessines 7860, Belgium (" Us ") and responsible for the website ping-chat.com (as well as websites and affiliated applications, jointly called" Ping-Chat "). In order to facilitate the distribution of content and the collection of payments, Ping-Chat sometimes collaborates with other companies.
As these Terms and Conditions apply whenever you visit Ping-Chat, regardless of whether you decide to register or not, we recommend that you read them carefully. By accessing, using, registering or benefiting from the services offered by Ping-Chat (the "Services"), you accept these Terms.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR THE APPLICATION.
WHO MAY USE PING-CHAT?
Ping-Chat is a social network for people over 13 years old. Registration on Ping-Chat is only open to individuals aged 13 or over.
You warrant that you have the right, authority and ability to accept and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. You also certify that your use of Ping-Chat will not violate any law or regulation of the country in which you reside. You are solely responsible for your compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
You also warrant that you have not been convicted of any acts of aggression, violence, sexual misconduct or harassment, and that you are not subject to any court ruling on the matter.
WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT CAN I PUBLISH ON PING-CHAT?
You can publish all sorts of things on Ping-Chat, including photos, messages and other content ("Content").
There are still rules to follow. Therefore, when using Ping-Chat, you agree not to publish or send Content:
* Which contains swear words or which is written in a way that could be considered abusive or harassing, annoying, embarrassing, disturbing or annoying others;
* Obscene, pornographic or likely to undermine human dignity;
* Injurious, insulting or threatening, or inciting racism, sexism, hatred or fanaticism;
* Encouraging any illegal activity, including, but not limited to, terrorism or incitement to racial hatred, or publication of which constitutes a criminal offense;
* Related to commercial activities (including but not limited to sales, contests and advertising, as well as links to other sites or premium-rate telephone numbers);
* Involving the transmission of junk or unsolicited email (spam)
* Includes spyware, adware, viruses, corrupted files, worms, or other malicious code designed to interrupt, damage or limit the operation of software, hardware, telecommunications, network, servers, or Any other equipment, trojan horses or any other material designed to damage, modify, intercept or expropriate any data or personal information, whether owned by Ping-Chat or any third party; And which, by itself or by publication, violates the rights of a third party (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights and the right to privacy); Or that shows another person and that was created or distributed without his or her consent.
We would be grateful if you would use common sense when choosing the Content that you publish and send on Ping-Chat, because you assume full responsibility for it.
DO YOU HAVE RULES RELATING TO PERSONAL INFORMATION AS MY EMAIL ADDRESS?
You are not authorized to disclose personal or banking information (such as names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, URLs, credit / debit card information or other banking details) on your ("Profile"), whether it is yours or that of a third party. If you choose to disclose your personal information to other users, whether by e-mail or otherwise, you do so at your own risk. We urge you to exercise the same caution as in other circumstances when you disclose your information to third parties online.
CAN I USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION OF OTHER USERS?
You may only use the personal information of other Ping-Chat users in order to make new acquaintances. You are strictly prohibited from using the personal information of other users for commercial purposes, sending spam, harassing or threatening them. Ping-Chat reserves the right to close your account in case of misuse of the information of other users.
Some of my friends want to see the people I'm in contact with on the chat. Can I tell them my login credentials and let them log into my account?
No, it's not allowed. You are only allowed to access your Ping-Chat account. For security reasons, you must not share your login credentials and let another person access your account. Your personal information and the Content you posted on Ping-Chat could be compromised. You are responsible for your login credentials and must keep them secret and keep them in a safe place. Otherwise, Ping-Chat can not be held responsible for any unauthorized access to your account. If you believe that someone has access to your account, you must notify us immediately by clicking on the following link: Contact Ping-Chat. Also, be sure to immediately change your login credentials. Ping-Chat reserves the right to close your account in the event of non-compliance with the rules on the protection of your login credentials.
WHO HAS ACCESS TO CONTENT I PUBLISH ON PING-CHAT?
When you download Content on Ping-Chat, all users can view it. You can restrict access by choosing to use private folders and selecting the person (s) who can access them. If you do not want your Content to be accessible to other users, you should not post it on Ping-Chat. If you decide to share the results of the votes (whether yours or those of other users) on other social networks, the users of these social networks will be able to see them. You can disable the sharing of results at any time in your settings. Consider checking the Terms and Conditions of these social networks to make sure you accept them. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, without notice and without any liability to you, to remove or modify any Content that you download or post on Ping-Chat, or to restrict or block access to it. We have no obligation to post the Content you submit to Ping-Chat, verify its accuracy or veracity, or monitor its use or other users of Ping-Chat.
HAVE I ALWAYS OWNED THE CONTENT ONCE I DOWNLOADED IT ON PING-CHAT?
Yes, provided that you are the rightful owner (please read our rules regarding the publication of Content that does not belong to you).
By posting or sending Content on Ping-Chat, you represent and warrant that you have the right to do so, and you automatically grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and international license to use this Content in any way Including, but not limited to, editing, copying, modifying, adapting, translating, reformatting, creating derivative works, integrating into other works, advertising, Distribution and any other form of making this Content available to the public, in whole or in part and in any format or on any medium existing or developed in the future.
We are authorized to assign and / or sublicense the above license to our affiliates and assigns, without further approval from you.
By submitting Content to Ping-Chat, you warrant that you are the sole and exclusive owner and you agree to waive any and all moral rights in such Content (including but not limited to the right to be identified as author).
We reserve the right to disclose your identity to any third party stating that any Content published or downloaded by you on our site or our application constitutes a violation of its intellectual property rights, privacy or any other law.
WHO BELONGS THE REST OF THE CONTENT PUBLISHED ON PING-CHAT?
It belongs to Ping-Chat. All text, graphics, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, sounds and illustrations are owned, controlled or licensed by Ping-Chat, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights intellectual.
CAN I USE A PART OF THE CONTENT WHICH DOES NOT APPEAR TO ME?
You only have rights to the Content that you submit to Ping-Chat. No right to the Content available on Ping-Chat is recognized to you and you agree not to use it in any way that could infringe the rights of a third party. Without limiting the foregoing, this means that you agree not to copy, modify, adapt, distribute, publish or sell all or part of the Ping-Chat Site or its Content (other than the Content you have published).
WHAT CAN I BUY ON PING-CHAT?
Ping-Chat offers a number of paid services on its site. Ping-Chat's premium services offer different ways to find and meet more people, personalize your profile and increase your popularity in order to be more visible on the site. Various functions are also available on the site. You can buy all these premium services after your registration, and subscriptions of different durations are available. Once you have paid for one of the premium services, it is not refundable. There is no automatic renewal. Prices may vary based on a number of factors, including (but not limited to) promotional offers, loyalty rewards, and any promotions related to your age group.
HOW CAN I RENEW MY PREMIUM SERVICES ON PING-CHAT?
We do not have automatic renewal, to renew your benefits you will have to go into your account and renew them manually. An expiry email will be sent to you J-28,14,7,3,2,1.
CAN I TRANSFER MY SERVICES AND CREDITS TO ANOTHER USER OF PING-CHAT?
If you choose to participate in any of the games, premium services or a range of services designed to enhance your experience on Ping-Chat, you agree to use these services yourself and not to transfer them (free of charge or in the Resale), and not to buy or sell such services from other Ping-Chat users. Ping-Chat reserves the right to cancel the paid services you are trying to transfer or purchase to another user. Paying services will only be issued by Ping-Chat to whom of right.
MY APPROPRIATIONS ARE ACQUIRED FOR AN INDETERMINATED DURATION?
No, we reserve the right to remove your unused credits after 3 months. If you delete your account, or if your account is terminated by our services for non-compliance with these Terms, your credits will be forfeited. If you receive free or promotional credits, we can remove them at any time. The credits are not exchangeable for money or monetary value unless we agree in writing.
In the event of disabling or deleting your account. Ping-Chat, will send you by email a "TOKEN". The "TOKEN" will allow you to restore your credits upon your return. A "TOKEN" is only valid for one year. You are free to give your "TOKEN" to another person.
CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT PING-CHAT IS OPERATIONAL AT ANY TIME?
Unfortunately, we can not guarantee this because we sometimes have to maintain the site or the application, or they may be affected by a breakdown or circumstances beyond our control. Ping-Chat is provided "as is". No guarantee is given as to the quality, accuracy, functionality, availability or performance of Ping-Chat and we reserve the right to suspend, withdraw or modify the services provided without prior notice and without liability to you.
WHAT IS ACCESS FROM A PORTABLE TELEPHONE?
If you wish to access Ping-Chat from your mobile phone, you must make all necessary arrangements (including, but not limited to, paying the fees of your Internet service provider and your mobile service provider, as well as The other costs associated with this access). We can not be held responsible for the reduced functionality related to your access through mobile or other services, existing or developed in the future.
By accessing Ping-Chat or agreeing to receive messages and notifications from Ping-Chat via your mobile phone and / or other connected device, you agree that you may incur charges with your Internet service provider or Provider of mobile services. In no event shall we be liable for any such charges.
I DO NOT REGISTER AND DO NOT HAVE TO ACCESS A PART OF THE CONTENT ON THE SITE OR APPLICATION. WHY ?
Unregistered users are able to access only certain sections of Ping-Chat, accessible to all. They do not have a profile and can not put content online. The extent of access for registered users on Ping-Chat depends on certain criteria relating to their profile. We may modify or update these criteria at any time, without notice and at our discretion.
MY PROFILE WAS DISAPPOINTED AND I CAN NOT CONNECT ME! WHAT HAPPENED ?
Some users sometimes forget our Terms and Conditions and publish Content that is not in conformity or inadequate to the purpose of the site or the Ping-Chat application. If we believe that you are in this position, we reserve the right at any time at our discretion, without liability to you and without any obligation to give you notice or to reimburse you for unused services:
To suspend or terminate your registration (if applicable) and your right to access, use and / or publish Content on Ping-Chat, and to make use of operational, technological, legal or other means to enforce our Terms and Conditions (Including, but not limited to, blocking specific IP addresses).
If so, we will try (but without any obligation on our part) to inform you if your access and / or your Ping-Chat profile must be or has been suspended or terminated.
HOW CAN I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM PING-CHAT?
In case your account disabled, exceeds the duration of 3 months. This will automatically go to "Resiliation". This means that within 14 days your account will be permanently deleted as well as your data.
A USER DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE SITE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You can report any abuse or complaint related to Content published on Ping-Chat by clicking on the Contact Ping-Chat link. You can also post a user from his profile by clicking on the "Report" link. You will be asked to state the reason for the complaint and to provide us with any additional information you consider relevant.
We always do our best to resolve any problems you may encounter while using our service. However, if your complaint or dispute is not resolved, you can meet the requirements for using the European Commission's online dispute resolution platform available here.
DO YOU HAVE A POLICY GOVERNING THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF MY PERSONAL DATA?
DO THE LINKS ON THE SITE OR THE APPLICATION ARE RELATED TO PING-CHAT?
To the extent we have no control over the content of these external sites and resources, we do not assume any responsibility for them, including, but not limited to, compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
I FORGED THE RULES OF CONDUCT BY USING YOUR SITE AND A THREATENED USER CONTINUES TO CONTINUE. WILL YOUR LAWYERS TAKE MY DEFENSE?
No. You are solely responsible for your actions on our site towards other users, and their consequences. We expressly disclaim any responsibility for your behavior or that of any other user of Ping-Chat and the Content posted by you or any other user.
HAVE AN ADVOCATE SAYING TO YOU THAT YOU CAN NOT RELEASE YOU FOR ANY RESPONSIBILITY?
Nothing in the General Conditions limits or excludes our liability:
In the event of death or personal injury resulting from our proven negligence; Or for any liability that can not be excluded or limited by law.
To the extent permitted by law, Ping-Chat expressly excludes:
All representations, warranties and other conditions that may be implied by law, common law or rules of fairness; And any liability incurred by you arising out of your use of Ping-Chat, its services or these Terms, including but not limited to claims, costs, demands, damages, liabilities, losses or expenses of any kind whatsoever Direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special, or punitive damages (including negligence), loss of use, loss of data, loss of computer or electronic virus, Loss of income or profits, loss or damage to property, loss of time for management or employees, breach of contract or claims by third parties, or other losses of any kind, Company Ping-Chat has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, caused, directly or indirectly, by the use of Ping-Chat. This limitation of liability applies, but is not limited to the transmission of viruses or systems that could infect your equipment, cause mechanical or electrical equipment failure or communication lines, telephone or other problems Interconnection (such as inability to access your Internet service provider), unauthorized access, theft, bodily injury (other than caused by our negligence), property damage, Operator, strikes or other personnel problems or any natural disaster in connection with Ping-Chat, including but not limited to liability for loss of income, profits, contracts, activity, Intangible property, data, time for management or employees or any other loss or damage of any kind whatsoever, whether caused by (Including negligence), breach of contract or for any other reason, including foreseeable reasons, that arise directly or indirectly.
I FORGED THE RULES OF CONDUCT BY USING YOUR SITE AND A USER THREATENED TO CONTINUE PING-CHAT. WHAT TO DO NOW ?
If we are sued for your use of Ping-Chat, we have the right to defend or settle the claim as we see fit. If you so request, you will cooperate fully and reasonably in order to assist us in defending ourselves against any relevant claim.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ping-Chat and its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives and licensors from and against any and all claims, damages (direct and / or indirect), actions, Claims, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred or incurred by the Company in connection with your access to and use of Ping-Chat, downloading or posting Content on Ping-Chat By you, and your conduct, if they do not comply with these Terms or any applicable laws or regulations ("Claims"). Ping-Chat reserves the exclusive right to settle, propose a compromise and negotiate a financial counterpart for any claim or cause of action against it, without your prior consent.
OTHER TYPES OF TERMS CONCERNING THE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE
Ping-Chat makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on its site is up-to-date, available, correct and complete and provides this information "as is" and "as available". Ping-Chat makes no representations and makes no warranties as to the information contained on this site, either express or implied. The use of Ping-Chat and its resources is at your own risk. Ping-Chat can not be held liable for any loss resulting from the transmission or use of data, or from the publication of Content inaccurate by users. It is your responsibility to take all necessary precautions to ensure that any resources you get from Ping-Chat are free of viruses or other harmful elements.
Ping-Chat does not guarantee that the site and the application will be available without interruption or free of errors, that the defects will be corrected or that Ping-Chat or the server that makes it accessible is free from viruses or bugs, spyware, horses Trojan or any other malicious software. Ping-Chat is not responsible for damages to your computer hardware, software or other equipment or technologies, including but not limited to damages due to any security breach, or any virus, bug, alteration, Fraud, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in execution or transmission, line or network failure, or any technical or other defect.
We reserve the right to modify or update these Terms at any time (a "Change"). In this case, the Amendments will be published on this page and we will indicate the date of entry into force of the update at the bottom of these Conditions. Under certain circumstances, we will send you an e-mail to notify you of Changes. We advise you to regularly check this page to see any changes.
In the event of disagreement with any Changes to these Terms, please stop using Ping-Chat immediately. After any modification, the continued use of Ping-Chat means that you accept this Change and you will be legally bound to the new Terms.
If, for any reason, any of the Terms is declared unlawful, invalid or otherwise inapplicable by a court or competent jurisdiction, it shall be terminated and the other Conditions shall remain in full force, binding and enforceable.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement and agreement between us and you in relation to your use of Ping-Chat and supersede all previous agreements, declarations and arrangements between us (oral or written). Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude liability for fraudulent statements.
No default or delay on our part in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms shall constitute a waiver of such right or acceptance of any amendment to the Terms. Furthermore, the exercise of any right, power or privilege by one or both parties shall not prevent the exercise of that right or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions confers or purports to confer on any other third party any advantage or right to apply any condition of these Terms and the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 does not apply to these Terms.
Last updated on : 18, Aug 2019