Chatterbox Terms of Service

The Summary

You should read these terms of service, and conditions of use in full, because they apply every time you visit Chatterbox and use any of it's features. However, just in case you ever need a reminder of the main points, here's a quick summary:

  1. If you are under the age of 18, then unfortunately you can't use Chatterbox yet because it's a community for adults only.
  2. We're not responsible for anything that you post or say whilst you're on Chatterbox and we don't monitor all content of the site, but if we do see or someone alerts us that you have posted something that we think is inappropriate, then we are allowed at our discretion to remove it.
  3. If you post any content that actually belongs to someone else, we are not liable for any action that may arise out of copyright or intellectual property claims. You have to take responsibility for what you post.
  4. Please refer to our Community Guidelines and Safety Tips for additional Dos and Don'ts, and information on staying safe online.
  5. If you are concerned about how your data is being used by Chatterbox, then please refer to our Privacy Policy, which explains how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use Chatterbox. By using Chatterbox, you agree that we can use such data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Our website and chat rooms also use cookies or similar technologies which we tell you more about here. You may set your browser and mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access the features that Chatterbox offers.

 

The full legal bit

Chatterbox is an online community designed as a forum for meeting new people, and sharing conversations and content with them, and people you've already met. It is intended to be a fun place to visit and it is important to us (and for you) that it remains a safe and friendly environment, so you agree that you will only use Chatterbox in a manner consistent with its purpose and which is in accordance with these Terms of Service, as well as the Chatterbox Community Guidelines and Safety Tips (the "Terms"). When we mention Chatterbox, we mean www.chatterbox.chat, together with affilated websites and applications that may be developed.

The Terms constitute a binding legal agreement between you as user ("you") and the Chatterbox service ("we", "us" or the "Service").
The Terms apply whenever you visit Chatterbox, whether or not you have chosen to register with us, so please read them carefully. By accessing, using, registering for or receiving services offered on Chatterbox, you are accepting and agreeing to be bound by the Terms.

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THE TERMS, THEN YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.

The below Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of, or in connection with it or its subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by, and construed in accordance with English law.

  1. Use of the site and rules relating to Content

Who can use Chatterbox

Chatterbox is a community for adults. You may only use Chatterbox, including any of its features, or become a registered member if you are 18 years or older.

You warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into, and be bound by the Terms and that by using Chatterbox you will not be violating any law or regulation of the country in which you are resident. You are solely responsible for your compliance with all applicable local laws and regulations.

You further warrant that you have not been convicted of, nor are subject to any court order relating to sexual misconduct or harassment.

What kind of content can you post or upload on Chatterbox?

You are able to post or upload all kinds of things on Chatterbox, including photographs/images, messages and other content ("Content").

There are some rules about what is acceptable though, so when you are using Chatterbox you may not post, send or upload any Content which:

  • contains language which could be deemed offensive or likely to harass, upset, embarass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • is obscene, pornographic or otherwise may offend human dignity;
  • is abusive, insulting or threatening, or which promotes, depicts or encourages violence, self-harm, suicide, racism, sexism, hatred or bigotry;
  • encourages any illegal activity including, without limitation, terrorism, inciting racial hatred or the submission of which is intself constitutes a criminal offence;
  • is defamatory;
  • relates to commercial activites (including, without limitation, sales, competitions and advertising, links to other websites or premium line telephone numbers);
  • involves the transmission of "junk" mail or "spam";
  • impersonates a person, company or brand with the intent to deceive or confuse others;
  • contains any spyware, adware, viruses, corrupt files, worm programmes or other malicious code designed to interrupt, damage or limit the functionaliy of, or disrupt any software, hardware, telecommunications, networks, servers or other equipment. Trojan horse or any other material designed to damange, interfere with, wrongly intercept or expropriate any date or personal data whether from Chatterbox or otherwise;
  • itself, or the posting of which, infringes any third party's rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights and privacy rights);
  • contains images of children, even if you are also in the photo, or endangers minors.


Please use your common sense when picking the Content that you choose to put on, upload or send via Chatterbox because you are solely responsible for, and bear all liability in relation to, such Content. Once something has been posted, it can't truely be undone, unseen, etc. If you repeatedly infringe our rules, you may be prevented from using Chatterbox and we may disable your account or block you from further use of Chatterbox. We may remove any Content you submit to Chatterbox if we believe it violates our Terms or we are required to do so by applicable law.

Rules relating to personal data, for yourself and others

You may not display any personal contact or banking information on your profile page ("Profile"), whether in relation to you or any other person (for example, names, home addresses, postcodes, phone numbers, email addresses, URLs, credit/debit card or other banking details, or place of work). If you do choose to reveal any personal data about yourself to other users, whether via email or otherwise, it is at your own risk. We encourage you to use the same caution in disclosing details about yourself to third parties online, as you would under any other circumstances. You are required to follow our Safety Tips when doing so.

You may only use other Chatterbox users' personal data to the extent that your use of it matches Chatterbox's purpose of allowing people to meet one another. You may not use any other users' information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. Chatterbox reserves the right to terminate your account, or prevent access to its features if you misuse other users' information.

Only you are authorised to access your account with Chatterbox. You must not share your password with anyone or let anyone else access your account, as this jeopardises the security of all of the Content and personal data that you have submitted to Chatterbox. You are responsible for keeping your password secret and secure. If you don't, Chatterbox is not liable for any unauthorised access to your account.
   If you suspect that someone has gained access to your account, you must let us know immediately by visiting the Contact page, and teling us of your suspicions or concerns. You must also immediately change your password. Chatterbox reserves the right to terminate your account if you violate our rules on keeping your password secure.

Who can see the Content you post on Chatterbox?

When you upload Content to Chatterbox, it can be accessed and viewed by the general public. If you do not want such Content to be viewed by others, then you can opt to use the Privacy Settings to control who can see what. If you still do not want such Content to be viewed by others, then you should not upload it to Chatterbox. We reserve the right (without obligation) at our sole discretion and without giving you notice, to remove or edit, limit, or block access to any Content that you upload or submit to Chatterbox without any incurring liability to you. We have no obligation to display any Content that you submit to Chatterbox, nor to check the accuracy or truthfulness of any Content submitted to Chatterbox, nor to monitor your use or the use of others of Chatterbox.
 

1.1. Single Profile Policy

We wish for our community to consist of real interactions between people being themselves. To this end, and it should go without saying, we have a single profile policy. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that a real person, or service User can only create and use one account.
   It is already not permitted to mislead users by falsifying personal data such as age and gender, so we have implemented this rule to further aid in preventing deceptive users from trying to present multiple personas. Where it is discovered that users have created, or are using multiple profiles, all profiles and accounts discovered will be suspended indefinitely.

 

  1. Ownership of Content

When you use Chatterbox you agree to the Terms, and in return we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable licence to use and to upload Content and to use Chatterbox solely for your personal use. Apart from this licence, you have no other rights in the use of the site, app or its Content or features, and you may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create deriative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the site or Content in any manner. If you breach any of the Terms, the above licence will terminate automatnically and you must immeditately destroy any downloaded or printed Content.


We may assign and/or sub-license the above licence to our affiliates and successors without any further approval by you.

Please note that by posting, uploading or sending Content on Chatterbox you represent and warrant to us that:

  • you are either the exclusive author or owner of that Content and in all cases you agree that you waive any and all moral rights relating to that Content (including, without limitation, any rights to be identified as the author);
  • you have been granted a licence that allows you to use, post or upload the Content; or
  • you have obtained appropriate consent or authority to use, post or upload such Content.


We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Content posted or uploaded by you to our Service constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right t privacy or any other law.

Who does the rest of the Content on Chatterbox belong to then?

Us! All text, graphics, trademarks, logos, sounds and artwork on Chatterbox are owned, controlled or licensed by us and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property law rights.

Other than in relation to Content submitted by you to Chatterbox, you do not have any rights in relation to the Content on Chatterbox and you agree that you will not use any Content in any manner which may infringe ours, or any third party's rights. This means that you agree that you will not copy, modify, adapt, distribute, publish or sell all or any part of the Chatterbox site or the Content contained on it (other than the Content submitted by you) to anyone else.

 

  1. Paid for services

In the near future, Chatterbox may develop and introduce premium features that can be paid for. These options may include the ability to purchase Points, eGifts and additional/premium membership levels. This section will be updated as/when any such features become available.

 

  1. Access to the Service

Chatterbox is provided on an "as is" / "as available" basis. No warranty is given about the quality, accuracy, functionality, availability or performance of Chatterbox and we reserve the right to suspend, withdraw, amend, modify or vary the service provided on Chatterbox without notice and without incurring any liability to you.

You are responsible for making all the necessary arrangement to ensure you can access Chatterbox (including, but not limited to Internet provider and mobile internet provider fees, and any other charges associated with such access). We shall not be held responsible for any reduced functionality you may encounter as result of, or in connection with accessing Chatterbox through mobile services or any similar service currently known or developed in the future.

By accessing Chatterbox or agreeing to receive messages or notifications from Chatterbox through your mobile phone and/or any other connected media device, you accept that you may incur charges from your internet or mobile service provider. We shall not under any circumstances be liable for such charges. For your information, such notifications would include push notifications likely implemented in the main site or chat rooms in the future.

 

  1. Termination of use

If you have registered on Chatterbox, you can terminate your registration at any time by going to the 'Account Settings' when you are logged in, and choosing the 'Cancel Account' link. Please note that accounts, and their content are deleted straight away, there's no holding of them for further reactivation.

Chatterbox may remove or suspend your right to use the Service at any time without notice if we suspect or find your behaviour or Content is of a manner not consistent with the purpose of the Service. This is at our sole discretion, without liability or the need to give you prior notice or to refund any unused services and may include:

  • suspension or termination or registration, and your right to access and/or use Chatterbox or submit any Content to Chatterbox; and
  • make use of any operational, technological, legal, or other means available to enforce the Terms (including without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses).

We will try (but are not obliged) to notify you if your access to Chatterbox is to be, or has been suspended or terminated.
 

5.1. Inactive Accounts Policy

We encourage users to actively log in and use Chatterbox when they register an account. To keep your account active, be sure to log in at least every 6 months. To keep Chatterbox a thriving community, with fresh content, we may permanently remove accounts that are inactive for a prolonged period. 

 

  1. Abuse/Complaints

We have tools for reporting submitted content and messages in the chat room, which should be the first method of flagging content to our moderators. You may also report any abuse or make a complaint about Content by contacting us on the Contact Us page, outlining the abuse, and or complaint.

 

  1. Privacy Policy

We process information in accordance with our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these Terms of Service. Please read the terms of our Privacy Policy prior to using Chatterbox. By using Chatterbox, you agree to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is true, correct and accurate.

 

  1. Limitation of Liability

WE TRY TO KEEP CHATTERBOX UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING CHATTERBOX 'AS IS', WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT CHATTERBOX WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT IT WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. CHATTERBOX IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. 

 

  1. Indemnity

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify us and our officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives and licensors from and against any third party claims, damages (actual and/or consequential), actions, proceedings, demands, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable solicitors' fees) suffered or reasonably incurred by us arising as a result of, or in connection with, your access to and use of Chatterbox, the uploading or submission of Content to Chatterbox by you, or you conduct, other than in accordance with the Terms or any applicable law or regulation ("Claim"). Chatterbox retains the exclusive right to settle, compromise and pay any and all claims or causes of action which are brough against us without your prior consent.

 

  1. Modification of Terms

We reserve the right to modify, amend or change the Terms at any time (a "Change"). If we do this then the Changes will be posted on this page and we will indicate the effective date of the updates at the bottom of the Terms. In certain circumstances, we may send an email to you notifying you of any Change. You should regularly check this page to take notice of any Changes.

If you do not accept any Change to the Terms, you should stop using Chatterbox immediately. Your continued use of Chatterbox following any Change constitutes your acceptance of the Change and you will be legally bound by the new updated Terms.

If, for any reason, any of the Terms are declared to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of a competent jurisdiction, then to the extent that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from the Terms. The remainder of the Terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

No failure or delay by us in exercising any right, power or privilege under the Terms shall operate as a waiver of such right or acceptance of any variation of the Terms and nor shall any single or partial exercise by either party of any right, power or privilege preclude any further exercise of that right or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.

 

Effective date

The Terms were last updated on: 16 January 2021.