Terms and Conditions of Use

Privacy information is also available on a separate page under Privacy

This service is for adults and children with their parent's permission and supervision. (you must be at least 18 years old to use Friendio without adult supervision).  Those who are under 18 will automatically have their profile set to private. If you are over 18 years of age your profile can be set to 'Friends Only', which means no other member or guest can view your profile unless you accept them as a friend, in your privacy settings.  Friendio is a PC and mobile phone friends & family social network where you can connect with your friends, family and co-workers anytime, share and stay in touch.  In addition you can make new friends and expand your personal profile's reach.  Friendio also allows you to create an unlimited amount of Pages which are mini-Websites that can be used to promote a company, band, product or cause among others.  You need a personal profile first to create Pages.

This is a legal agreement ("Agreement") between you and Friendio (occasionally referred to as Friendio, or friend.io).

Please read the Agreement carefully before registering for the friend circles service. By registering at www.friend.io or through the Friendio App you become a member of the Service (a "Member"), and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement (the "Terms") for as long as you continue to be a Member. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not permitted to use the friend.io service.

The Terms are subject to change at any time, without notice. By becoming a Member, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old or have adult supervision while using the friend.io service.

Either you or the friend.io staff may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, with our without notice.  Friendio will only lock or terminate your membership if it violates any part of these Terms & Conditions.

Your membership is for your sole, personal use. You may not authorize others to use your membership, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity except under certain circumstances where a Page or Group is created for a company, a musician, a celebrity and the like.  (Pages can have multiple administrators that the Page creator assigns).

Online and Mobile Conduct
As a Member, you agree that:
You are solely responsible for the content or information you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on www.friend.io, or transmit to other Members.

You will NOT post or transmit to other members any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity).
You will use the Friendio service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You will not include in your profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, offensive anatomical or sexual references, or offensive sexually suggestive or connotative language, and you will not post any photos containing nudity or personal information. Friendio reserves the right, but has no obligation, to reject any profile or photo that does not comply with these prohibitions.

You will not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other members to buy or sell any products or services through the Service through messages and will only do such advertising through the ad campaign area, and solicitation through the marketplace area or Pages. You will not transmit any chain letters to other members.

You will 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.

You are solely responsible for any content or data you add to Friendio and your interactions with other members. Friendio reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members. Any infraction may lead to legal remedy on our behalf.

We work hard to keep Friendio safe, but we cannot guarantee it. Your cooperation and assistance is always encouraged.

By using Friendio you agree that you will NOT do, promote or participate in any of the following:
1. Engage in the sending of spam or commercial advertising (use our Advertise link at the bottom instead).
2. Promote or engage in pyramid or ponzi schemes on Friendio or anything related to or like a pyramid or ponzi scheme.
3. Add or attempt to add malicious code, viruses, Trojans, denial of service and the like.  If you do participate in this type of activity you agree to pay Friendio $10,000.00 USD for each occurrence or the amount required to remedy the infection or issue, whichever is greater.  You also agree to all costs associated with the prosecution or legal filings in the United States or in your country if you are outside of the United States.  Friendio will pursue you regardless of your location.
4. Harvest information or content manually or with the assistance of computer operated bots, robots, scrapers, spiders or harvesters without the express permission from Friendio.  You agree to pay Friendio $500.00 USD for each occurrence should you harvest information or content from our users without permission directly from Friendio or permission from robots.txt if you are a search engine or information collecting entity.  'Each occurrence' is defined as each access from your IP address.
5.  Access or attempt to access any account or part of the Service that does not belong to you.  Any damage that may occur as a result of these activities shall be paid by you in U.S. Dollars to Friendio to the extent of repair required or settlement required where a third party is also affected.
6.  Harassment is strictly forbidden.  This includes any form of bullying.  You understand and agree that we may provide your information to law enforcement agencies in your area should you participate in these activities.
7.  Post content that is related to hate, pornography, promotes violence, depicts racism or is threatening or degrading to another.
8. Offer an app to children (no age restrictions set) where adult content is used in the application.  Adult content is defined as alcohol, drugs, nudity, pornography and the like.
9. Advertise or offer contests, sweepstakes, giveaways or prizes that are unlawful in your jurisdiction or in the jurisdiction of other users who may have access to these types of offerings.

Indemnity by Member
You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Friendio, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of your use of the Friendio Service, including, but not limited to, any breach by you of the terms of this Agreement.

Use of Mobile
We offer our mobile network for free, but you should check with your own service provider for any fees that you may incur from using the mobile social networking service, such as fees for transmission of date, roaming, time connected, etc.

Online Content
Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Friendio service are those of their respective authors and not of Friendio, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, and we do not adopt nor endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone's reliance on information or other content posted on the phone friends Service, or transmitted to members.

WARNING - PLEASE READ: It is possible that other members or users (including unauthorized users) may post or transmit offensive or obscene materials and that you may be involuntarily exposed to such offensive or obscene materials. It is also possible for others to obtain personal information about you due to your use of the Service, and that the recipient may use such information to harass or injure you. We assume no responsibility for the use of any personal information that you may choose to disclose on the Service. Please carefully select the type of information that you post or release to others.

We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the materials posted in the public areas of the Service. Our site shall have the right to remove any such material that violates, or is alleged to violate, the law, or this Agreement. Notwithstanding this right, you remain solely responsible for the content of the materials you post in the public areas of the Service and your messages. Emails or messages sent between you and other members that are not readily accessible to the general public will be treated as private to the extent required by applicable law.

Removal of Information
While we do not and can not review every message sent by users of the Service, and are not responsible for any content of these messages, we reserve the right, but are not obligated, to delete or move content including without limitation profiles, public postings and messages, that we, in our sole discretion, deem to violate the code of conduct defined above, or any applicable content guidelines, or to be otherwise unacceptable. You shall remain solely responsible for the content of profiles, public postings and messages you may transmit or record to the Service or send to the users of the Service.

Copyright Policy
Termination of User Privileges for Infringement and Contact Information for Suspected Copyright Infringement:

We can terminate the privileges of any user who uses this Site to unlawfully transmit copyrighted material without a license, express consent, valid defense or fair use exemption to do so. In particular, users who submit user content to this Site, whether articles, images, stories, software or other copyrightable material must ensure that the content they upload does not infringe the copyrights or other rights of third parties (such as privacy or publicity rights). After proper notification by the copyright holder or it agent to us, and confirmation through court order or admission by the user that he or she has used this Site as an instrument of unlawful infringement, we will terminate the infringing users' rights to use and/or access this Site. We may also in our sole discretion decide to terminate a user's rights to use or access to the Site prior to that time if we have a good faith belief that the alleged infringement has occurred.

Sharing Content and/or Information
Sharing content that has intellectual property rights attached to it, such as photos, music and videos, may be done if you own or have the right to use the content and specifically grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensee, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any this content that you post on or in connection with Friendio as an Intellectual Property License. This License ends when you delete the related content from your own account, except when you have shared the specified content with others within Friendio and they have not removed it.

When all of the related content has been removed from the Service it is gone forever from public view, however you understand that this content may still exist in back-up copies of the Friendio database but these back-ups are not viewable by others.  Once the old back-ups are replaced with new ones the content is gone forever.

If you use an app (apps, or application), your content and information is shared with the application in order for the app to function as intended.  Deleting the app from your account removes the permission you originally granted to the application and the sharing ends.

If you add content to the Friendio site such as photos, video, or even comments or other information or content you understand that you have the option to enable privacy settings when adding said content by clicking the padlock icon and making a privacy selection.  If you choose to not set any privacy setting this content becomes public but can be edited later to private.  Public means that you are allowing any person or search engine to access and use the information or content you posted.  This also means that content can be identified as being added by you since your name and profile information is linked to any content you add.

You may also share information with us such as recommendations or suggestions.  If you do you understand that we are not asking you to give these recommendations or suggestions and there is no compensation offered for them should we choose to use them or not.

Proprietary Rights
Friendio owns and retains other proprietary rights in the friend.io Service. The Service contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Friendio and its licensors. In addition, other members may post copyrighted information, whether or not it is identified as copyrighted. Except for information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given permission, you will not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

By posting information or content to any public area, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to Friendio and other members an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.

Information Supplied by Member
Except as provided otherwise in our privacy policy, We will keep confidential all information supplied by you to friend.io, and shall use or disclose such information only for the purposes for which such information was collected, or as required by law.

Real Names Required
Registering for an account at Friendio requires that you use your real name as Friendio is a social community and other members of the Service must know at all times who they are communicating with for the safety of all users.  Anonymous user accounts are not permitted, nor is the use of another person's identity.  The real name definition at Friendio means first and last name.  Using only a first name or surname is strictly forbidden and will cause account deletion.  Once your account has been deleted you may register again but your Full Name must be used.  Company and brand names, or names of bands or causes are not permitted as personal user profiles.  Instead, create your account using your real name and log in to the Service.  Next, create a 'Page' by clicking the Pages link.  Pages are mini-Websites that allow you to promote a band, company, product, brand, charity and more.  Your personal user account can create an unlimited amount of Pages for several companies, brands, products, bands, etc.

Mobile Fees and Payments
Friend.io does not charge any fee to use the service, however your mobile or Internet connection may. Any questions or disputes regarding billing, fees or payments should be addressed to your third party Internet or mobile phone service provider.

Disclaimer of Warranty
We provide the Service on an "as is" basis and grant no warranties of any kind, express, implied, statutory, in connection with the Service or in connection with any communication with us or our representatives, or otherwise with respect to the Service. We specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Friendio does not warrant that your use of the Service will be secure, uninterrupted, always available, or error-free, or will meet your requirements, or that any defects in the Service will be corrected. Friendio disclaims liability for, and no warranty is made with respect to, cellular, digital, analog, Internet or telephone service, including coverage, range, or any interruption.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will Friendio be liable (i) to you for any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of data, loss of programs, lost profits, cost of procurement of substitute services or service interruptions) arising out of the use of or inability to use the friend.io Service, even if we or our agents or representatives know or have been advised of the possibility of such damages or (ii) to any person other than you. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, our liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to Friendio for the Service during the term of membership.

In addition, we disclaim all liability, regardless of the form of action, for the acts or omissions of other members or users (including, but not limited to, unauthorized users) of the Service.

State by State Variations
Certain jurisdictions limit the applicability of warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability so the above disclaimers of warranty and limitations of liability may not apply to you.

General Provisions
You agree that the laws of the State of Illinois, which is where Friendio conducts its business, (United States) (regardless of conflicts of law principles) shall govern this Agreement, that any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive venue of the Federal and State courts in the State of Illinois, and that you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal and State courts in the State of Illinois in connection with the Service or this Agreement. This Agreement, accepted upon registering for the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Service. This Agreement may be amended without notice, or in writing signed by an authorized official of our site. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, the Terms will survive termination of your membership to the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.