Terms of Service
Last Updated: March 23, 2018
These Terms of Service (the “User Terms” or “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement between you (the “User,” “you,” “your”) and Lyk, Inc. (“Lyk,” “we,” “us,” “our”). The User acknowledges and agrees that their use of the Website shall be governed by these User Terms and the User shall strictly adhere to the same.
If you are unsure as to User Terms set herein, please do not proceed further and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyk is a social network with privacy. The application allows Users to express and share their voice freely by creating and setting social media boundaries. Connections are defined and classified in Lyk either as family, close or likeminded. Lyk’s unique privacy features enable Users to keep their close or likeminded connections invisible. Lyk is the owner of the website https://www.lykapp.com (“Website”). Lyk uses the Website and its mobile application (the “App”) to provide a range of social networking services to its Users (collectively “Services”).
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TERMS CONTAIN A BINDING AND MANDATORY ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS AND LIMITS REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF CERTAIN DISPUTES.
Our Services, i.e., our Website and our App are not for use in the European Union, in the United Kingdom and in Switzerland. Do not create an account on our Website or download our App if you are resident of the European Union, the United Kingdom or Switzerland.
Subject to your compliance with the User Terms, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, revocable, and non-sublicensable access to our Services that is available over the Website and/or the App, which may be downloaded from the Android (Google Play Store) and Apple (iTunes Store).
If you access the Services via our App, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and nontransferable license to: (a) download, install, and use the App for your use in accordance with these User Terms on a single mobile device owned or otherwise controlled by you (“Mobile Device”) strictly in accordance with this Agreement, and (b) to access, stream, download and use on such Mobile Device content and Services made available in or otherwise accessible through the App, strictly in accordance with this Agreement.
When accessing our Services, you need to make sure that your internet connection is adequate. You are solely responsible for your internet connection including and not limited to the applicable charges, rates, tariffs and other fees that might apply. We grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access our Website and our Platform and use the Services or the information solely for their intended purpose strictly in accordance with this Agreement and not to modify all or any portion of the Website, and/or Services.
YOU AGREE THAT LYK IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES. LYK PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. THERE IS NO WARRANTY WHICH WILL EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF. ANY DAMAGE ALLEGED FOR A LOSS OR INJURY IS LIMITED TO THE FEE, IF ANY, PAID TO LYK FOR THE ABILITY TO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE AND/OR THE SERVICES.
You agree that the Services, including but not limited to the Website, the App, graphics, trademarks, and editorial content, contain proprietary content, information and material, are owned by Lyk and/or its licensors, including our customers, brands and agencies, and is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including but not limited to copyright. You agree that you will not use such proprietary content, information or materials other than for your permitted use of the Services or in any manner that is inconsistent with the terms of this User Terms.
You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Services, in any manner, and you shall not exploit the Services in any unauthorized way whatsoever, including but not limited to, using the Services to transmit any computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malware, or by trespass or burdening network capacity. You further agree not to use the Services in any manner to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any other party, and that Lyk is not in any way responsible for any such use by you, nor for any harassing, threatening, defamatory, offensive, infringing or illegal messages or transmissions that you may receive as a result of using the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that the Website and the Services are provided under license, and not sold, to you. Except to the extent necessary to access and use the Website and the Services, nothing in this Agreement grants any title or ownership interest in or to any copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights in or relating to the Website and the Services whether expressly, by implication, estoppel or otherwise. Lyk and its licensors and service providers reserve and shall retain their entire right, title, and interest in and to the Website and the Services, including all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights therein or relating thereto, except as expressly granted to you in this Agreement.
You own all of the content and information you post on the Lyk Website, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition:
DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS. BY OPENING UP AN ACCOUNT YOU AGREE TO BOUND BY AND COMPLY FULLY WITH THESE TERMS.
You represent and warrant that: (a) you have the full power and authority to enter into this Agreement, and neither this Agreement nor your activity hereunder conflicts with any obligation on your part; (b) all information submitted by you and all statements made by you will comply with all applicable laws and is accurate, and (c) to the extent that you upload any content on the Website, you represent that you own all rights in, or have authorization or are otherwise legally permitted to upload, such content and that such content does not violate any terms of service applicable to any other Social Media Provider, or this Agreement.
By establishing an account with Lyk, you agree to receive communications from us, including via e-mail, text messages, and push notifications.
We do our best to keep Lyk safe, but we cannot guarantee it. In order to keep Lyk safe, we need the following commitments from you i.e., the User.
Lyk Users are required to provide their real name and information. Users are required to comply with the following commitments regarding your registration and maintenance of the security of your account.
Accessing and using the Lyk Website and the Services is currently free of cost. However, Lyk reserves the right to charge a subscription fee in the future. In the event that Lyk modifies this clause to include a subscription fee in the future, Lyk will provide communicate such modification to the User as per the procedure detailed under Section 19.
In the event that any information is disclosed to you through your access to the Services related in any way to Lyk and Lyk’s business and its customers which we deem to be confidential and proprietary, you agree to promptly notify Lyk about such disclosure and hold such information in the strictest of confidence.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Services ("Submissions"), provided by you to us are non-confidential and we will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
You shall indemnify, defend and hold Lyk and our officers, employees, managers, directors, customers and agents (the “Lyk Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from any claim, suit, action, demand or proceeding brought by any third party against Lyk Indemnified Parties arising from any of the following: (i) a breach of this Agreement; (ii) the negligence, gross negligence or willful misconduct of you or your employees, agents or contractors; (iii) incorrect information provided by you in your Account or elsewhere ; or (iv) a failure by you or your employees, agents, contractors or invitees to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Your access to and use of the Services or any content are at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services are provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, LYK DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Lyk makes no warranty or representation and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (i) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any content; (ii) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services or any content; (iii) the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any content and other communications maintained by the Services; and (iv) whether the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Lyk or through the Services, will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, LYK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LYK EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID LYK, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT LYK HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
YOU AND (IF APPLICABLE) YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN ACCESSING THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE. YOU, ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF, AND (IF APPLICABLE) YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND YOUR HEIRS, HEREBY VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS, DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY LYK AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, DISPUTES, DEMANDS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND COSTS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING FEES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH (I) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR THE SERVICES (II) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR BODILY INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR HARM, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, (III) VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR BREACH OF ANY OF THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN AND FOR BODILY INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF SERVICES OR OTHER DAMAGES OR HARM, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, (IV) CLAIMS, OR ANY DECISION BY A COURT, ARBITRATOR, OR GOVERNMENT AGENCY, THAT LYK IS OBLIGATED TO PAY ANY WITHHOLDING TAXES, SOCIAL SECURITY, UNEMPLOYMENT OR DISABILITY INSURANCE OR SIMILAR ITEMS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PAYMENT RECEIVED BY YOU UNDER THE TERMS, (V) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD-PARTY RIGHT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY RIGHT OF PRIVACY OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, (VII) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, (VIII) YOUR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, OR (IX) ANY OTHER PARTY’S ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICE WITH YOUR UNIQUE USERNAME, PASSWORD OR OTHER APPROPRIATE SECURITY CODE.
User may terminate this binding legal Agreement with Lyk at any time by deactivating your Account and discontinuing your Services.
Sections 2, 3, 4, 11-16, 21, 22, 23 shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
If you believe that any content on our Website violates your copyright, and you wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c) (“DMCA Takedown Notice”) must be provided to our designated Copyright Agent. It is our policy to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers.
The Lyk Copyright Agent to receive the DMCA Takedown Notices is Mr. Adris Chakraborty, Lyk, Inc. Attn: DMCA Notice, 8 Belvedere, Manhasset, New York 11030. You acknowledge that for us to be authorized to take down any content, your DMCA takedown notice must comply with all the requirements of this Section. Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney's fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
This Agreement is only for your benefit. You shall have no right to assign this Agreement or any benefits or obligation hereunder to any other party or legal entity. Any attempted assignment shall be void.
You agree not to promote, approach or use, distribute, transfer, provide, sub-license, share with, or otherwise offer the Services in violation of any Laws or this Agreement, including, without limitation, the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and similar anti-corruption statutes in all jurisdictions. Without limiting the foregoing, you will not knowingly directly or indirectly export, re-export, transfer, make available or release (collectively, “Export”) the Services to any destination, person, entity or end use prohibited or restricted under US law without prior US government authorization to the extent required by regulation, including without limitation, any parties listed on any of the denied parties lists or specially designated nationals lists maintained under the EAR or the Security, and the Foreign Asset Control Regulations (31 CFR 500 et seq.) administered by the US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control without appropriate US government authorization to the extent required by regulation.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify this Agreement at any time. In the event, we modify the terms of this Agreement, such modifications shall be binding on you only upon your acceptance of the modified Agreement. We will inform you about the modifications via email or comparable means within a reasonable time period. We will also post the modified version on this page. Your continued use of the Lyk Website and the Services shall constitute your consent to such changes.
The parties hereto are independent contractors, and nothing contained herein shall be interpreted as creating any relationship other than that of independent contracting parties. The parties shall not be construed as being partners, joint ventures, shareholders, employer/employee, agent/servant. The User has no power or authority to bind Lyk to any obligation, agreement, debt or liability. The User shall not hold itself out as an agent or representative of Lyk.
This Agreement shall be governed by the law of the State of California, without respect to its conflicts of laws principles. Each of the parties to this Agreement consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in California, for any actions not subject to Dispute Resolution and Arbitration provisions as set forth in Section 22.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH LYK AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
Except for any disputes, claims, suits, actions, causes of action, demands or proceedings (collectively, “Disputes”) in which either party seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court or seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, you and Lyk agree (a) to waive your and Lyk’s respective rights to have any and all Disputes arising from or related to this Agreement, use of our Services and Platform, resolved in a court, and (b) to waive your and Lyk’s respective rights to a jury trial. Instead, you and Lyk agree to arbitrate Disputes through binding arbitration (which is the referral of a Dispute to one or more persons charged with reviewing the Dispute and making a final and binding determination to resolve it instead of having the Dispute decided by a judge or jury in court).
No Class Arbitrations, Class Actions or Representative Actions
You and Lyk agree that any Dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or the Sites, Content or Products is personal to you and Lyk and that such Dispute will be resolved solely through individual arbitration and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding. You and Lyk agree that there will be no class arbitration or arbitration in which an individual attempts to resolve a Dispute as a representative of another individual or group of individuals. Further, you and Lyk agree that a Dispute cannot be brought as a class or other type of representative action, whether within or outside of arbitration, or on behalf of any other individual or group of individuals.
Federal Arbitration Act
You and Lyk agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Section 22 shall be both substantively and procedurally governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
Notice; Informal Dispute Resolution
You and Lyk agree that each party will notify the other party in writing of any arbitrable or small claims Dispute within thirty (30) days of the date it arises, so that the parties can attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute informally. Notice to Lyk shall be sent by certified mail or courier to Lyk, Inc., Attn: Legal, 8 Belvedere, Manhasset, New York 11030 Your notice must include (a) your name, postal address, telephone number, the email address you use or used for your Lyk account and, if different, an email address at which you can be contacted, (b) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (c) the specific relief that you are seeking. Our notice to you will be sent electronically in accordance with this Agreement and will include (x) our name, postal address, telephone number and an email address at which we can be contacted with respect to the Dispute, (y) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (z) the specific relief that we are seeking. If you and Lyk cannot agree how to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days after the date notice is received by the applicable party, then either you or Lyk may, as appropriate and in accordance with this Section 22, commence an arbitration proceeding.
EXCEPT FOR DISPUTES IN WHICH EITHER PARTY SEEKS TO BRING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT OR SEEKS INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF FOR THE ALLEGED UNLAWFUL USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES, LOGOS, TRADE SECRETS OR PATENTS, YOU AND LYK AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE MUST BE COMMENCED OR FILED BY YOU OR LYK WITHINƒlicense (1) YEAR OF THE DATE THE DISPUTE AROSE, OTHERWISE THE UNDERLYING CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED (WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AND LYK WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASSERT SUCH CLAIM REGARDING THE DISPUTE). You and Lyk agree that (a) any arbitration will occur in San Francisco, California, (b) arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution” section, and (c) that the state or federal courts of the State of Illinois, have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award. You may also litigate a Dispute in the small claims court located in the county of your billing address if the Dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court.
Authority of Arbitrator
As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the applicable AAA rules, the arbitrator will have (a) the exclusive authority and jurisdiction to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding a Dispute, including the determination of whether a Dispute is arbitral, and (b) the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court; provided, however, that the arbitrator does not have the authority to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited by these Terms. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or the applicable AAA rules. discovery in the arbitration shall be limited to one set of interrogatories, one set of request for admissions, and one set of request for production of documents.
The arbitrator’s award of damages must be consistent with the terms of the “Limitation of Liability” section above as to the types and amounts of damages for which a party may be held liable. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the claimant and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the claimant’s individual claim. If you prevail in arbitration you will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses, to the extent provided under applicable law. We will not seek, and hereby waives all rights it may have under applicable law to recover, attorneys’ fees and expenses if it prevails in arbitration.
Rules of AAA
The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org/arb_med or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. By agreeing to be bound by these Terms, you either (a) acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the rules of AAA, or (b) waive your opportunity to read the rules of AAA and any claim that the rules of AAA are unfair or should not apply for any reason.
If any term, clause or provision of this Section 22 is held invalid or unenforceable, it will be so held to the minimum extent required by law, and all other terms, clauses and provisions of this Section 22 will remain valid and enforceable. Further, the waivers set forth herein are severable from the other provisions of these User Terms and will remain valid and enforceable, except as prohibited by applicable law.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE DATE YOU FIRST ACCEPTED THE TERMS OF THIS SECTION 22 BY WRITING TO: LYK, INC., RE: OPT-OUT, 8 BELVEDER, MANHASSER NEW YORK 11030 . IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE, THE OPT OUT NOTICE MUST INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND CLEARLY INDICATE YOUR INTENT TO OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION. BY OPTING OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION, YOU ARE AGREEING TO RESOLVE DISPUTES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 21.