Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the Gruveo communication software applications (the “Software”), the features and services that are made available through the Software (the “Services”), the Gruveo website (www.gruveo.com) (the “Website”) and your relationship with Gruveo, s.r.o., a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Slovakia, with its registered seat at Werferova 1, 040 11 Košice, identification No.: 50 026 232, registered with the Commercial Registry of Municipal Court in Košice I, section: Sro, insert No.: 38211/V (“we”, “us”, or “Gruveo”). Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not use the Website, the Software and/or the Services. If you have any questions on these Terms and Conditions, please contact us via info@gruveo.com.

The mission of Gruveo is to enhance the way people communicate over the Internet. The Website, the Software and the Services are operated by us. By using the Website, Software and/or Services you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions  (this “Agreement”). If you wish to communicate with other users and make use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services, please read this Agreement. By using the Website, the Software and/or the Services you agree to be bound by this Agreement.

This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms for your use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services.

We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow for the proper operation of the Website, the Software and/or the Services. Any changes will be notified to you via a suitable announcement on the Website. The changes will apply to the use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use the Website, the Software and/or the Services. If you continue to use the Website, the Software and/or the Services after the date on which the changes come into effect, your use of the Website, the Software and/or Services indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.

This Agreement includes Gruveo’s policy for acceptable use and content posted on the Website or shared through the Software and/or the Services, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services and Gruveo’s Privacy Policy.

Please choose carefully the information you type, say, upload, show, post on the Website or share through the Software and/or the Services and that you provide to other users. Any content, photographs or video posted or shared by you may not contain nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter, or anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial or personal information and we assume no responsibility, nor liability for such contents. Information provided by other users may contain inaccurate, inappropriate or offensive material, products or services and Gruveo assumes no responsibility, nor liability for this material.

Gruveo reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to block, reject, refuse to post or remove any communication by you, or to refuse, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website, the Software and/or the Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. You may contact us at info@gruveo.com if you have any questions however we are not obliged to reply, nor by any other means communicate with you. This may occur mainly due to the high number of people contacting us and due to our limited resources.

If your access to the Website, the Software and/or the Services is rejected by Gruveo, you will not access to the Website, the Software and/or the Services without our permission.

By participating in any online or offline Gruveo event, you agree to release and hold Gruveo harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, either directly or indirectly related to or arising from your participation in any such online or offline Gruveo event.

Terms of Use

1      Privacy Policy.

This Agreement includes Gruveo’s Privacy Policy, which is accessible on the Website.

2      Your Interactions.

You are solely responsible for all your interactions and communication with other users. You understand that Gruveo does not in any way screen users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services, nor does Gruveo inquire into the backgrounds of users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services or attempt to verify the statements of users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services. Gruveo makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of users or their compatibility with any current or future users. We do, however, recommend that if you choose to meet or exchange personal information with any user of the Website, the Software and/or the Services then you should take it upon yourself to do a background check on said person.

In no event shall Gruveo (or any business partner of Gruveo) be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services, including without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services or persons you meet through this Website, Software and/or Services. The same applies not only to all of the current features of the Website, the Software and/or the Services, but also to any features that may be added/offered in future.

3      Password and Security.

By nature of how the Services work, it cannot be excluded that you may get connected to a user different from the person you originally intended to connect to. This may happen if a third party connects to the Services using your agreed upon anonymous code before your counterpart does. All users are thus encouraged to choose longer, non-trivial codes for establishing their calls such as a word followed by a short random number. In no event shall Gruveo be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the connection to a user different from the person you originally intended to connect to.

4      Eligibility.

We reserve the right to refuse or stop access to this Website, Software and/or Services anytime to any user, with or without notice or reason. You represent and warrant that you are 15 years of age or older and that your use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services shall not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your access may be deleted without warning, if it is found that you are misrepresenting your age. You are solely responsible for all content published, uploaded, displayed or shared through the Website, the Software and/or the Services including, but not limited to, any email messages, files, photos, videos, jobs, video comments, and for all your interactions arising out of, or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Website, the Software and/or the Service with other users.

5      Term/Fees.

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Website, the Software and/or the Services. Gruveo may terminate your access to the Website, the Software and/or the Services for any reason, with or without reason provided, with or without notice, effective immediately at a time of the decision and/or deletion/termination. By using the Website, the Software and/or the Services, you acknowledge that Gruveo reserves the right to charge for the use of the Website, the Software, the Services, and/or parts of them. After the termination of this Agreement, conditions of Articles 1, 2, last sentence of 4, 7 to 18 shall still apply.

6      Illegal and/or Unauthorized Use.

Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services is prohibited and will be investigated. Appropriate legal action will be taken by Gruveo for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services. We reserve the right to cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies about any activities conducted via the Website or the Software that may violate any law enforceable in the jurisdiction where Gruveo is incorporated (currently Slovak Republic).

7      Intellectual Property.

The content of the Website and the Software is protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights and other intellectual property rights. You may retrieve and display the content of the Website and/or the Software on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on a disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes, or let anyone else to reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the Website and/or the Software without prior written permission from us.

8      Content Posted on the Website, through the Software and/or the Services.

a.       You understand and agree that Gruveo may review and delete any content, messages, photos, videos, files, or anything else (collectively “Content”) that in the sole judgment of Gruveo violate this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any user.

b.       You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish, upload, show on the Website or through the web cam or by any other means, or display (hereinafter “post”) through the Software and/or the Services or any material or information that you transmit to other users.

c.       By posting any Content to the public areas of the Website:

1.      you agree to grant the site editor a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology already known at the time of provision or developed subsequently;

2.      you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant the site editor the license specified in this section;

3.      you acknowledge and agree that the site editor will have the right (but not obligation), at the site editor’s entire discretion, to refuse to publish, or to remove, or to block access to any content you provide, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, with or without reason provision.

d.       The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website, the Software and the Services. Gruveo reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, blocking or removing the offending communication and terminating the access of such violators. Prohibited Content includes Content that:

i.       is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

ii.      harasses or advocates harassment of another person;

iii.     involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”;

iv.     promotes information that you know is false or misleading, or promotes or involves illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;

v.      promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or video or links to pirated music or video files;

vi.     contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);

vii.    provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;

viii.   provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; or

ix.     solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users.

e.       You must use the Website, the Software and/or the Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You may not post content or take any action on Gruveo that infringes or violates someone’s rights or otherwise violates the law.

f.       You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services. Although Gruveo cannot monitor the conduct of users off the Website, the Software and/or the Services, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Website, the Software and/or the Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services Gruveo reserves the right to restrict the number of calls or messages which a user may make to other users in any 24-hour period if Gruveo deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

g.       You may not cover or obscure the banner advertisements on the Website via HTML/CSS or any other means.

 h.      You may not attempt to impersonate another user or person who is not a user of the Website, the Software and/or the Services.

 i.       You may not upload viruses or other malicious code on the Website or share them through the Software and/or the Services.

 j.       You must abstain from any activities that could facilitate or encourage any violations of this Agreement, any other Gruveo’s policies, or any right of the third person.

 k.      You may not suppress, cover or otherwise hide the Gruveo watermark displayed during the call.

 9      Radio, Television and/or Web Broadcasts.

For the purposes of bringing live participants to a program, you may use the Software and/or the Services in radio, television and/or web broadcasts.

10   Copyright Policy.

You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. In case you are in breach of this obligation and take any action that will harm any rights of intellectual property of any person, we assume no responsibility, nor liability for any infringements of your or any third party’s rights to intellectual property. It is the policy of Gruveo to terminate privileges of any user who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to Gruveo by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website or shared through the Software and/or the Services; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Gruveo’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached via info@gruveo.com.

11   User Disputes.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services. Gruveo reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

12   Disclaimers.

Gruveo is not responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate or unlawful content posted on the Website, through the Software or in connection with the Services provided, whether caused by users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized. Gruveo is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website, the Software and/or the Services. Gruveo assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any user communication. Gruveo is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Website, the Software and/or the Services. Under no circumstances shall Gruveo be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services or from any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to users, or any interactions between users of the Website, the Software and/or the Services whether online or offline. The Website, the Software and the Services are provided “AS-IS” and Gruveo expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Gruveo cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services.

13   Limitation of Liability.

If we are in breach of these Agreement, we will only be responsible for any losses that you suffer as a direct result of such a breach, to the extent that they are a foreseeable consequence to both of us at the time you use the Website, Software and/or Services. Our liability shall not in any event include business losses such as lost data, lost profits or business interruption.

14   Disputes.

If there is any dispute about or involving the Website, the Software and/or the Services, by using the Website, the Software and/or the Services you agree that any dispute shall be governed by the laws of the Slovak Republic, without regard to conflict of law provisions, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Slovak Courts.

15   Indemnity.

You agree to indemnify and hold Gruveo, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

16   Severance.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed not to form part of these Terms and Conditions, and the validity and enforceability of the other Terms and Conditions of the agreement shall not be affected.

17   Other.

This Agreement is accepted and affirmed upon your use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Gruveo regarding the use of the Website, the Software and/or the Services. The failure of Gruveo to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. All of our rights and obligations under this Agreement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement.

18   Entire Agreement.

This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements with respect to the subject matter hereof.