Terms of Service

Welcome to iTravel Friends !

iTravel Friends builds technologies and services that enable people to connect with each other, build communities, and grow businesses. These Terms govern your use of iTravel Friends, Messenger, and other products, features, apps, services, technologies, and software we offer (the iTravel Friends Products), except where we expressly state that separate terms (and not these) apply.

We don’t charge you to use iTravel Friends or the other products and services covered by these Terms. Instead, businesses and organizations pay us to show you ads for their products and services. By using our Products, you agree that we can show you ads that we think will be relevant to you and your interests. We use your personal data to help determine which ads to show you.

We don’t sell your personal data to advertisers, and we don’t share information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) with advertisers unless you give us specific permission. Instead, advertisers can tell us things like the kind of audience they want to see their ads, and we show those ads to people who may be interested. We provide advertisers with reports about the performance of their ads that help them understand how people are interacting with their content.

Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use your personal data to determine some of the ads you see and provide all of the other services described below. You can review our Privacy Policy anytime on our platform about how we use your data.

  1. Services we provide
    Our mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. To help advance this mission, we provide the Products and services described below to you.

    • Provide a personalized experience for you
      Your experience on iTravel Friends is unlike anyone else's: from the posts, stories, events, ads, and other content you see in news feed or videos, to the pages you follow and other features you might use, such as trending, market, and search. We use the data we have - for example, about the connections you make, the choices and settings you select, and what you share and do on and off our Products - to personalize your experience.

    • Connect you with people and organizations you care about
      We help you find and connect with people, groups, businesses, organizations, and others that matter to you across the iTravel Friends Products you use. We use the data we have to make suggestions for you and others - for example, groups to join, events to attend, pages to follow or send a message to, shows to watch, and people you may want to become friends with. Stronger ties make for better communities, and we believe our services are most useful when people are connected to people, groups, and organizations they care about.

    • Empower you to express yourself and communicate about what matters to you
      There are many ways to express yourself on iTravel Friends and to communicate with friends, family, and others about what matters to you - for example, sharing status updates, photos, videos, and stories across the iTravel Friends Products you use, sending messages to a friend or several people, creating events or groups, or adding content to your profile. We have also developed, and continue to explore, new ways for people to use technology, such as virtual reality videos to create and share more expressive and engaging content on iTravel Friends.

    • Help you discover content, products, and services that may interest you
      We show you ads, offers, and other sponsored content to help you discover content, products, and services that are offered by the many businesses and organizations that use iTravel Friends and other iTravel Friends Products.

    • Combat harmful conduct and protect and support our community
      People will only build community on iTravel Friends if they feel safe. We employ dedicated teams around the world and develop advanced technical systems to detect misuse of our Products, harmful conduct towards others, and situations where we may be able to help support or protect our community. If we learn of content or conduct like this, we will take appropriate action - for example, offering help, removing content, removing or restricting access to certain features, disabling an account, or contacting law enforcement.

    • Use and develop advanced technologies to provide safe and functional services for everyone
      We use and develop advanced technologies - such as artificial intelligence, machine learning systems, and virtual reality - so that people can use our Products safely regardless of physical ability or geographic location. For example, technology like this helps people who have visual impairments understand what or who is in photos or videos shared on iTravel Friends. We also build sophisticated network and communication technology to help more people connect to the internet in areas with limited access. And we develop automated systems to improve our ability to detect and remove abusive and dangerous activity that may harm our community and the integrity of our Products.

    • Research ways to make our services better
      We engage in research to develop, test, and improve our Products. This includes analyzing the data we have about our users and understanding how people use our Products, for example by conducting surveys and testing and troubleshooting new features. Our Privacy Policy explains how we use data to support this research for the purposes of developing and improving our services.

    • Provide consistent and seamless experiences across the iTravel Friends Products
      Our Products help you find and connect with people, groups, businesses, organizations, and others that are important to you. We design our systems so that your experience is consistent and seamless across the different iTravel Friends Product that you use. For example, we use data about the people you engage with on iTravel Friends to make it easier for you to connect with them on Messenger, and we enable you to communicate with a business you follow on iTravel Friends through Messenger.

    • Enable global access to our services
      To operate our global service, we need to store and distribute content and data in our data centers and systems around the world, including outside your country of residence. This infrastructure may be operated or controlled by iTravel Friends or its affiliates.

  2. How our services are funded Instead of paying to use iTravel Friends and the other products and services we offer, by using the iTravel Friends Products covered by these Terms, you agree that we can show you ads that businesses and organizations pay us to promote on and off the iTravel Friends Products. We use your personal data, such as information about your activity and interests, to show you ads that are more relevant to you.

    Protecting people's privacy is central to how we've designed our ad system. This means that we can show you relevant and useful ads without telling advertisers who you are. We don't sell your personal data. We allow advertisers to tell us things like their business goal, and the kind of audience they want to see their ads (for example, people between the age of 19-37 who like basketball). We then show their ad to people who might be interested.

    We also provide advertisers with reports about the performance of their ads to help them understand how people are interacting with their content on and off iTravel Friends. For example, we provide general demographic and interest information to advertisers (for example, that an ad was seen by a woman between the ages of 24 and 38 who lives in London and likes fashion) to help them better understand their audience. We don’t share information that directly identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us specific permission.

    We collect and use your personal data in order to provide the services described above to you. You can learn about how we collect and use your data in our Privacy Policy.

  3. Your commitments to iTravel Friends and our community We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:

    1. Who can use iTravel Friends
      When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For this reason, you must:

      • Use the same name that you use in everyday life

      • Provide accurate information about yourself

      • Create only one account (your own) and use your timeline for personal purposes

      • Not share your password, give access to your iTravel Friends account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission)

      We try to make iTravel Friends broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use iTravel Friends if:

      • You are under 13 years old.

      • You are a convicted sex offender.

      • We've previously disabled your account for violations of our Terms or Policies.

      • You are prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.

    2. What you can share and do on iTravel Friends
      We want people to use iTravel Friends to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community.

      You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so).

      1. You may not use our Products to do or share anything:

        • That violates these Terms, our Community Standards, and other terms and policies that apply to your use of iTravel Friends.

        • That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.

        • That infringes or violates someone else's rights, including their intellectual property rights.

      2. You may not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.

      3. You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.

      We can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions.

      If we remove content that you have shared in violation of our Community Standards, we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.

      To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.

    3. The permissions you give us
      We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:

      1. Permission to use content you create and share
        Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws.

        You own the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on iTravel Friends and the other iTravel Friends Products you use. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.

        However, to provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘license’) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services as described in Section 1 above.

        Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and profile settings). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on iTravel Friends , you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service or other iTravel Friends Products you use. This license will end when your content is deleted from our systems.

        You can delete content individually or all at once by deleting your account.

        When you delete content, it’s no longer visible to other users, however it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where:

        • immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations (in which case, your content will be deleted within a maximum of 90 days from when you delete it);

        • your content has been used by others in accordance with this license and they have not deleted it (in which case this license will continue to apply until that content is deleted); or

        • where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:

          • investigate or identify illegal activity or violations of our terms and policies (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);

          • comply with a legal obligation, such as the preservation of evidence; or

          • comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government agency;

        in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis).

        In each of the above cases, this license will continue until the content has been fully deleted.

      2. Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content
        You give us permission to use your name, profile picture and information about actions you have taken on iTravel Friends next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across our Products, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show your friends that you are interested in an advertised event or have liked a page created by a brand that has paid us to display its ads on iTravel Friends. Ads like this can be seen only by people who have your permission to see the actions you've taken on iTravel Friends.

      3. Permission to update software you use or download
        If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install updates to the software where available.

    4. Limits on using our intellectual property
      If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share on iTravel Friends ), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) as expressly permitted by law. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source license) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.

  4. Additional provisions

    1. Updating our Terms
      We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.

      We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the iTravel Friends community, you can delete your account at any time.

    2. Account suspension or termination
      We want iTravel Friends to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas.

      If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, including in particular our Community Standards, we may suspend or permanently disable access to your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons.

      Where we take such action we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request a review, unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; or where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.

      If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and us, but the following provisions will remain in place: 3, 4.2-4.5.

    3. Limits on liability
      We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided "as is," and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).

      We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the iTravel Friends Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate liability arising out of or relating to these Terms or the iTravel Friends Products will not exceed the greater of $100 or the amount you have paid us in the past twelve months.

    4. Disputes
      We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.

      For any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the iTravel Friends Products ("claim"), you agree that it will be resolved exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida or a state court located in Orange County. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the State of Florida will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

    5. Other

      1. These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and iTravel Friends regarding your use of our Products. They supersede any prior agreements.

      2. Some of the Products we offer are also governed by supplemental terms. If you use any of those Products, supplemental terms will be made available and will become part of our agreement with you. For instance, if you access or use our Products for commercial or business purposes, such as buying ads, selling products, developing apps, managing a group or page for your business, or using our measurement services, you must agree to our Commercial Terms. If you post or share content containing music, you must comply with our Music Guidelines. To the extent any supplemental terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental terms shall govern to the extent of the conflict.

      3. If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.

      4. You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.

      5. You may designate a person (called a legacy contact) to manage your account if it is memorialized. Only your legacy contact or a person who you have identified in a valid will or similar document expressing clear consent to disclose your content upon death or incapacity will be able to seek disclosure from your account after it is memorialized.

      6. These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.

      7. You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name you use in everyday life).

      8. We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.

      9. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

  5. Other terms and policies that may apply to you

    • Community Standards: These guidelines outline our standards regarding the content you post to iTravel Friends and your activity on iTravel Friends and other iTravel Friends Products.

    • Commercial Terms: These terms apply if you also access or use our Products for any commercial or business purpose, including advertising, operating an app on our Platform, using our measurement services, managing a group or a page for a business, or selling goods or services.

    • Advertising Policies: These policies specify what types of ad content are allowed by partners who advertise across the iTravel Friends Products.

    • Self-Serve Ad Terms: These terms apply when you use self-serve advertising interfaces to create, submit, or deliver advertising or other commercial or sponsored activity or content.

    • Pages, Groups and Events Policy: These guidelines apply if you create or administer a iTravel Friends Page, group, or event, or if you use iTravel Friends to communicate or administer a promotion.

    • iTravel Friends Platform Policy: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to your use of our Platform (for example, for developers or operators of a Platform application or website or if you use social plugins).

    • Developer Payment Terms: These terms apply to developers of applications that use iTravel Friends Payments.

    • Community Payment Terms: These terms apply to payments made on or through iTravel Friends.

    • Commerce Policies: These guidelines outline the policies that apply when you offer products and services for sale on iTravel Friends.

    • iTravel Friends Brand Resources: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to use of iTravel Friends trademarks, logos, and screenshots.

    • Music Guidelines: These guidelines outline the policies that apply if you post or share content containing music on iTravel Friends.

Last modified: 15 November, 2023