Galaxies Terms and Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Galaxies' terms of service. Please read this carefully before using our app, services, and products. This is a contract between you and Galaxies. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.

Terms

Accepting the Terms

Please read these Terms and our Community Guidelines (collectively, the "Agreement") carefully before using the Galaxies iOS application (the "App") and/or other domains, websites, products, applications, mobile applications, services, and/or Content provided by Galaxies (all collectively with the App, the "Services"). By using or accessing the App, you ("User" or "you") agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Modifications to the Agreement

Galaxies reserves the right to modify this Agreement by posting a revised Agreement on and/or through the Services and providing notice to you that this Agreement has changed, generally via email where possible and otherwise through the App using a notification or other means. Modifications to the Agreement will not apply retroactively. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any modifications to this Agreement.

We may sometimes ask you to review and explicitly agree to or reject a revised version of this Agreement. In such cases, modifications will be effective at the time of your agreement to the modified version. If you choose to reject modifications to the Agreement, you are not permitted to use the Services.

Use of the Services

Eligibility

No individual under the age of thirteen (13) may use the Services, provide any personal information to Galaxies, or otherwise submit personal information through the Services (including, for example, a name, address, email address, telephone number, location, or gender). You are only permitted to use the Services if you can form a binding contract with Galaxies and are not legally prohibited from using the Services.

Service Changes and Limitations

The Services change frequently, and their form and functionality may change without prior notice to you. Galaxies retains the right to create limits on and related to use of the Services in its sole discretion at any time with or without notice. Galaxies may also impose limits on certain Services or aspects of those Services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. Galaxies may change, suspend, or discontinue any or all of the Services at any time, including the availability of the App, product, feature, or content. Galaxies may also terminate or suspend Accounts (as defined below) at any time, in its sole discretion.

Limitations on Automated Use

You may not, without express prior written permission, do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: (a) tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, or the computer or delivery systems that support Galaxies; (b) probe, scan, or test any system or network particularly for vulnerabilities, or otherwise attempt to breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures built into the Services; (c) use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information, including without limitation by forging TCP-IP packet headers or email headers; or (d) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any User, host or network, including without limitation, by sending a virus to, spamming, or overloading the Services, or by scripted use of the Services in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

Registration, Galaxies Accounts, and Security

As a condition to using certain of the Services, you may be required to create an account (an "Account") and select a password and Galaxies username, which will serve as a default identifier for your Galaxy.

You agree to provide Galaxies and the Services with accurate, complete, and updated registration information, particularly your email address.

It's really important that the email address associated with your Account is accurate and up-to-date. If you ever forget your password - or worse, fall victim to a malicious phishing attack - a working email address if often to the only way for us to recover your Account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account password and for the security of your Account, and you will notify Galaxies immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your Account or Account password.

User Content and Content

For purposes of this Agreement, "Content" means a creative expression and includes, without limitation, photographs generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible through the Services. "User Content" means content that a User submits.

Users retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in Content, and Galaxies and/or third parties retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in all Content other than User Content.

You retain ownership you have of any intellectual property you post to Galaxies.

User Content License to Galaxies

When you provide User Content to Galaxies, you provide Galaxies a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, modify, adapt (including, without limitation, in order to conform it to the requirements of any networks, devices, services, or media through which the Services are available), and create derivate works of, such User Content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purposes of allowing Galaxies to operate the Services in accordance with their functionality, improve the Services, and develop new Services. The reference in this license to "creat[ing] derivative works" is not intended to give Galaxies a right to make substantive editorial changes or derivations, but does, for example, enable a User to save User Content and post that User Content to their own galaxy, which allows Galaxies Users to redistribute User Content from one User to another in a manner that allows them to add their own text or other Content before or after your User Content.

Note also that this license to your User Content continues even if you stop using the Services, primarily because of the social nature of Content shared through Galaxies' Services - when you post something publicly, others may choose to create User Content derived from it, making your Content part of a social conversation that can’t later be erased without retroactively censoring the speech of others.

You also agree that you will respect the intellectual property rights of others, and represent and warrant that you have all of the necessary rights to grant us this license for all User Content you transfer to us.

Content License to You

As a User, Galaxies grants you a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable license to download, store, view, display, perform, redistribute, and create derivative works of Content solely in connection with your use of, and in strict accordance and with the functionality and restrictions of, the Services. This means, for example, you can save User Content and share that Content on your own Account.

Compliance with Community Guidelines

You agree that you won't violate Galaxies' Community Guidelines.

Termination

Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time by notifying the other party. Galaxies may terminate or suspend your access to or ability to use any and all Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason or no reason, including but not limited to if you breach any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. In particular, Galaxies may immediately terminate or suspend Accounts that have been flagged for repeat copyright infringement or for violating the Community Guidelines.

Privacy Policy

Sharing Data

Your data is not shared with anybody unless required by law.

Storing Data

Galaxies only stores the data it needs to function properly. You provide an email address, a username, and a password when signing up. These three values are saved and these only. Galaxies does not save your IP address or your location.

This is important: When you add an image to your personal Galaxy, the image is stored securely with a random filename in a file store that is not publicly-accessible for exploration. When you change images in your personal Galaxy, the original images are not deleted as they could be images that another Galaxies user has saved in the "Saved Galaxies" section of Galaxies.

Saving is an important part of Galaxies because it allows for one user to save another's Galaxy as-is on a certain date and keep that Galaxy viewable for as long as they would like. Only a Galaxy's current images (up to 4) are viewable at any given time by navigating to a user's Galaxy, so the saving feature lets users remember and capture photos shared by other users when they like something that was posted while still allowing for users to change their own Galaxy without leaving a long trail of images always showing.

Also important: Images shared to Galaxies by one user can be saved to a device by another user by a save button or by taken a screenshot of an image. These images are out of Galaxies' control.

DO NOT UPLOAD PHOTOS TO GALAXIES YOU WOULD NOT WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO SEE!

Your email address

Your email address is saved to be used as a form of verification and to have a way to contact you and other users with important Galaxies-related messages, should a message ever be necessary.

Your email will never be sold to, let alone shared with, a third party.