Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions document defines the relationship with users and others who interact with Squad Genius, as well as Squad Genius brands, products and services which include web based and mobile applications such as android and iOS platforms. By using or interacting with Squad Genius, you agree to the conditions in this document.

1. Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. The Privacy Policy is constructed to disclose how you can use Squad Genius to share with others and how Squad Genius collects and uses your content and information you input into Squad Genius. You should read and understand Squad Genius's Privacy Policy, and use it to help make informed decisions about your content.

2. Sharing Your Contact and Information

You own all of the content and information you post on Squad Genius, and you can control how it is shared. In addition:

  1. For content that is covered in intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Squad Genius (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
  2. When you delete your content, it is understood that removed content may exist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
  3. When you input content or information using the Public setting, it means you are allowing everyone, including people off of Squad Genius, to access and use that information, and associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture)
  4. We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about Squad Genius, but you may understand that we may use your suggestions without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).

3. Safety

We do our best to keep Squad Genius safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to keep Squad Genius safe, which includes the following commitments by you:

  1. You will not post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on Squad Genius.
  2. You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Squad Genius, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers).
  3. You will not upload viruses or other malicious codes.
  4. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
  5. You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
  6. You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
  7. You will not use Squad Genius to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
  8. You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of Squad Genius, such as a denial of service attack or interference of page rendering or other Squad Genius functionally.

4. Registration and Account Security

Squad Genius users are required to provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to Squad Genius relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:

  1. You will not provide any false personal information on Squad Genius or create an account for anyone other than yourself or your child without permission.
  2. You will not create more than one personal account.
  3. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
  4. You will not use Squad Genius if you are under 13.
  5. You will not use Squad Genius if you are a convicted sex offender.
  6. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
  7. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
  8. You will not transfer your account without first getting our written permission.

5. Protecting Other People's Rights

We respect other people's rights and expect you to do the same:

  1. You will not post content or take any action on any Squad Genius platforms that infringes or violates someone else's rights or violates the law.
  2. Squad Genius can remove any content or information posted by anyone if Squad Genius believes it violates any of our policies.
  3. Squad Genius will provide you with assistance to help protect your intellectual property rights.
  4. If Squad Genius removes any of your content we feel is infringing on someone else's intellectual property and you believe we removed it by mistake, Squad Genius will provide you the opportunity to appeal the decision.
  5. If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account.
  6. You will not use Squad Genius's copyrights or trademarks or any confusingly similar marks.
  7. You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on any Squad Genius platforms.

6. Squad Genius Content

You are solely responsible for your activities on Squad Genius, including all content that you submit or a third party submits on your behalf or using your accounts. You agree to indemnify Squad Genius and its shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns against any and all third party claims, actions, demands, suits and all related losses, liabilities, damages, penalties, costs and expenses incurred by an indemnified party arising out of or related to:

  1. Any violation of law or regulation from your use of service.
  2. Any actual or alleged breach by you of any obligations, representations, warranties under this Terms and Conditions document.
  3. Any actual or alleged infringement of misappropriation of the intellectual property rights of any third party by all user content that you submit or a third party submits on your account.

Squad Genius takes no responsibility for any damages, injuries or other consequences that occur from using any Squad Genius content (e.g. images, videos and written content). These videos are for informational purposes and the user must decide whether or not they can safely perform what is described in the videos or written content. The content should only be performed under the direction of qualified personnel. You accept all responsibility and release Squad Genius from any liability that may arise from this content.

Squad Genius may provide links to other content for your convenience. Squad Genius has no control over these sites and therefore makes no representations or claims regarding this content.

7. Mobile and other devices

Squad genius currently provides mobile services for free. Please be aware that your carrier's normal rates and fees, such as text messaging and data charges will still apply.

If you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number you must update your account information within 48 hours to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number.

8. Payments

Payments and Payment information is not handled by Squad Genius. Squad Genius will never ask for your financial or personal information. The payment solution used within Squad Genius will be responsible for all money transactions and the security of your personal financial information.

SQUAD GENIUS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FINANCIAL DISPUTES BETWEEN ANYONE. FINANCIAL DISPUTES MUST BE HANDLED BETWEEN YOU AND THE PAYMENT PROVIDER.

9. Amendments

We will notify you before we make a change to these terms and give you an opportunity to review and comment on the revised terms before continuing to use Squad Genius.

10. Termination

If you violate the spirit of the Terms and Conditions, Squad Genius has the right to terminate your account. We will notify you by email at the time of your termination.

11. Disputes

  1. The laws of the state of California will govern the Terms and Conditions and any claims against Squad Genius. The US district courts for the Northern District of California or a state court located in Sacramento County will be used to litigate any dispute related to Squad Genius.
  2. If anyone brings a claim against Squad Genius related to your actions, content or information on Squad Genius, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim. Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct user's actions on Squad Genius and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on Squad Genius. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on Squad Genius. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of Squad Genius.
  3. WE TRY TO KEEP SQUAD GENIUS UP TO DATE, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING SQUAD GENIUS 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 SQUAD GENIUS WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT SQUAD GENIUS WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS, OR IMPERFECTIONS. SQUAD GENIUS 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. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 1542, WHICH SAYS: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATEMENT OR SQUAD GENIUS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS STATEMENT OR SQUAD GENIUS WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, SQUAD GENIUS'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

12. Special Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States

Squad Genius understands that what it provides will be used globally. At this time Squad Genius does not research laws outside the United States although Squad Genius will attempt to comply with laws outside the United states. Users outside the United States must allow for the following:

  1. You consent to having your Squad Genius data transferred to and processed in the United States.
  2. If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on Squad Genius (such as advertising or payments). You will not use Squad Genius if you are prohibited from receiving products, services, or software originating from the United States.

13. User Submissions

  1. Your Submissions. You may submit picture or video content ("User Pictures") and textual content, including but not limited to, comments ("User Comments") to Squad Genius, via upload or submission functions on the Websites, via email to submissions@squadgenius.com, or via Mobile Services. User Pictures, User Comments, and all Material and IP Rights therein are collectively referred to as "User Submissions." You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Squad Genius does not guarantee, and disclaims, any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions. You grant Squad Genius the right to edit and/or modify any User Submissions. Squad Genius reserves the right to not use the User Submissions at all and/or to use as much or as little of the User Submissions as deemed appropriate. Some of the Website/mobile apps are supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions, and you hereby agree that Squad Genius may place any and all advertising and promotions on the Website/mobile apps or on, about, around, incorporated into, or in conjunction with your User Submissions. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you. You must be 13 years or older to submit User Submissions.
  2. Your Responsibility for User Submissions. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions and all Material used, contained, displayed, featured, incorporated, or appearing therein or related thereto, you affirm represent, and warrant that:
    1. you own or have all the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions, including without limitation, all IP Rights, to use and publish your User Submissions and to license your User Submissions to Resignation Media;
    2. you have secured all rights, licenses, and permissions to use and to license to Squad Genius, any and all works Material owned by any third party, used or appearing in or in connection with your User Submissions;
    3. you own or have all the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions, including without limitation, all rights relating to the name, image, likeness, right of privacy, and right of publicity (whether common law or statutory) of any person appearing in any User Submission (collectively, "Personal Rights"), to use and publish your User Submissions and to license your User Submissions to Squad Genius - and further that any such person is at least 13 years old or the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which that person resides (whichever is greater); and
    4. your User Submission does not infringe and will not infringe on the copyright, trademark, trade secret, rights of privacy or publicity, or other intellectual property or personal rights of any person or entity.
    5. in addition, you may not submit any video that is unlawful, harmful, abusive, or harassing, constitutes inherently dangerous activities, or threatens your safety or the safety of any other person. Further, you authorize and license to Squad Genius to use all IP Rights and all Personal Rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable publication and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website/Mobile App and these Terms.
  3. Your License to Squad Genius. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership or licensed rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to Squad Genius, without any payment, compensation, or consideration due, payable, or accruing to you at any time, you hereby agree as follows:
    1. you grant to Squad Genius, and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, licensees, designees, assigns, and successors, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, copy, transmit, distribute, prepare derivative works of, cache, store, sublicense to third parties, display, edit, telecast, rerun, syndicate, print, perform, and otherwise exploit the User Submissions, in any media formats now known or hereafter devised and through any media channels, in connection with: the Website/Mobile App; any products or services offered by Squad Genius or its licensees; any commercial or non-commercial purposes; and in any other manner relating to Squad Genius's business, including without limitation, for advertising, marketing, promoting, and of redistribution all or a portion thereof;
    2. you grant each user of the Squad Genius a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website/mobile app, and to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website/Mobile App and under these Terms;
    3. you waive any claims you may have based on any usage of User Submissions or the works derived therefrom including but not limited to claims for infringement, invasion, misappropriation, or violation of IP Rights or Personal Rights;
    4. you grant Squad Genius, and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, licensees, designees, assigns, and successors, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable license the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Submissions if they choose. You understand and agree, however, that Squad Genius may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your User Submissions that have been removed or deleted.
    5. the above licenses granted by you terminate within a reasonable time after your User Submissions is removed or deleted from the Website/Mobile App, if so removed or deleted.
  4. User Submission Content Restrictions. You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available any User Submissions that:
    1. are unlawful, harmful, pornographic, obscene, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;
    2. harass, degrade, intimidate or are hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
    3. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Squad Genius employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
    4. include personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
    5. are false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, or misinformative;
    6. infringe on or violate any IP Rights, Personal Rights, or other proprietary rights of any party;
    7. you do not have a right to make available under any law, or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
    8. constitute or contain any form of advertising or solicitation, "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement;
    9. contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Website/Mobile app or any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment;
    10. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of User Submissions (flooding attack) to the Website/Mobile App, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Websites;
    11. employ misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of User Submissions transmitted through the Website/Mobile App; or
    12. violate any applicable civil or criminal laws or regulations, or promote any illegal activity.
  5. No Violation of Third Party Rights. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree you will not submit any User Submission that is subject to a third party's copyright, protected by third party's trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including IP Rights and Personal Rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Squad Genius, all of the licenses granted herein.
  6. Squad Genius's Data Policy. You acknowledge that Squad Genius may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Website/Mobile App, including without limitation the maximum period of time that User Submissions or other data or materials will be retained by the Website/Mobile App and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on Squad Genius's servers on your behalf. You agree Squad Genius has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any User Submissions or other data or materials maintained or transmitted by the Websites. Squad Genius reserves the right to delete any User Submissions for any reason, without prior notice, including, without limitation, to provide additional capacity on the Website/Mobile App. Deleted User Submissions may be stored by Squad Genius in order to comply with certain legal obligations and are not retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, Squad Genius encourages you to maintain your own backup of your User Submissions. You also acknowledge Squad Genius reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. More information is listed in Squad Genius's Data Policy.
  7. Squad Genius's Modification or Removal of User Submissions. Squad Genius does not control User Submissions posted by users or otherwise made available by other persons and does not have any obligation to monitor such User Submissions. If at any time, Squad Genius chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the User Submissions, Squad Genius nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the User Submissions, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Submissions, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any such User Submissions. Squad Genius, does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Squad Genius, expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Squad Genius does not permit copyright-infringing activities on its Websites, and Squad Genius will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such User Submission infringes on another's copyright pursuant to Squad Genius terms in Squad Genius's Privacy Policy. Squad Genius, reserves the right to remove User Submissions without notice.
  8. No Alteration of Website. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website/Mobile App or to obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through hacking, password mining or any other means not intentionally made available or provided through the Website/Mobile App. You must not interfere or disrupt the Website/Mobile App, servers, or networks connected to the Website/Mobile App, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a disruptive nature. You may not inject content, code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way in which any Squad Genius page is rendered or displayed in a user's browser or device. You agree not to use or launch any automated system - including, without limitation: "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers" - that accesses the Websites in a manner that sends more request messages to the Squad Genius servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website/Mobile App, nor to use any communication systems provided by the Website/Mobile App (e.g., comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website/Mobile App with respect to their User Submissions. In your use of the Website/Mobile App, you will comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations.
  9. Your Feedback. If you provide feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or other information to us regarding the Website/Mobile App, Content, or User Submissions (collectively, "Feedback"), you acknowledge that the Feedback is non-confidential and authorize use of that Feedback without restriction and without acknowledgment, payment or other compensation to you. Accordingly, you hereby grant to us perpetual and irrevocable license to use the Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise.

14. Definitions

By "Squad Genius" we mean the features and services we make available, including through our website at www.squadgenius.com and any other Squad Genius branded or co-branded websites (including sub-domains, international versions, widgets, and mobile versions);

By "information" we mean facts and other information about you, including actions taken by users and non-users who interact with Squad Genius.

By "content" we mean anything you or others share using Squad Genius Services.

By "data" or "user data" or "user's data" we mean any data, including a user's content or information that you or third parties can retrieve from Squad Genius

By "use" we mean use, run, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of.

By "application" we mean any application or website that uses or accesses Squad Genius, as well as anything else that receives or has received data from us. If you no longer access Squad Genius but have not deleted all data from us, the term application will apply until you delete the data.

By Website/Mobile App we mean any Website or Mobile Application that is owned or operated by Squad Genius.

15. Other

If any portion of the Terms and Conditions is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.

If we fail to enforce any of the Terms and Conditions, it will not be considered a waiver.

Any amendment to or waiver of the Terms and Conditions must be made in writing and signed by us.

All of our rights and obligations under the Terms and Conditions are freely assignable by Squad Genius in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.

Nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall prevent us from complying with the law.

You will comply with all applicable laws when using or accessing Squad Genius.

By using or accessing Squad Genius, you agree that we can collect and use such content and information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Squad Genius encourages you to help make our products safe and enjoyable. Please help us by informing Squad Genius of unlawful or any other questionable behavior by other users.

This agreement is written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.

16. Contacting Squad Genius

Terms & Conditions questions: terms@squadgenius.com

Other related email addresses:

Login or password issues: support@squadgenius.com

Issues with Squad Genus Content: help@squadgenius.com

Abusive behavior or content: abuse@squadgenius.com

General Information: info@squadgenius.com

Mailing Information
Squad Genius
4500 Pell Drive
Sacramento, CA 95838

Date of Last Revision: February 1, 2018