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App Terms

The Action for Happiness App - Terms Of Service

Effective Date: 1 December 2018


1. Introduction

Action for Happiness (the "Publisher") is a Registered Charity (1175160)  providing a range of services to help people take action for a happier and more caring world. Everything we do is in support of our mission and we have no commercial or political aims.

The Action for Happiness App (the "App") is a mobile platform for the Publisher's users like you ("you", and "your") that enables you to access Publisher-related content alongside social and interactive features. The App is provided by Disciple Media Limited ("we", "us" and "our"), on behalf of the Publisher, company number 08075740, whose place of business is at Atrium Building, Stables Market, London, NW1 8AH, United Kingdom (email support@disciplemedia.com)

These Terms of Service ("Terms") and the associated Privacy Policy apply to your use of the App. The Publisher is also the Data Controller for the purposes of any personal data you provide. For information on how we and the Publisher (as Data Controller) use your personal data, please see the associated Privacy Policy.

You must review and accept these Terms before you can use the App. Unless otherwise specified in the App details on the applicable App Store, to use the App you must be 18 or older (or be 13 or older and have your parent or guardian's consent).

We license use of the App to you on the basis of these Terms and subject to any rules or policies applied by any App store provider or operator from whose platform you download the App ("App Store"). We do not sell the App to you. We remain owners of the App at all times, but please note that the content provided by the Publisher via the App is owned by and remains the responsibility of the Publisher. 


2. Changes

We may occasionally make changes to the App or these Terms. If we do, we'll notify you either by updating the Effective Date of these Terms listed above and via the App. You must accept these changes in order to continue using the App. You should stop using the App if you disagree with any changes to the App or these Terms.

From time to time we may issue updates to the App via the App Store. Depending on the update, you may not be able to use the App until you have downloaded the latest version of the App and reviewed and accepted any new terms.


3. Accessing the App and the content on the App

You may access the App by downloading and installing the App to your device from the App Store. Although we are working to ensure that the App is compatible across various devices, we cannot guarantee that the App will work with all devices. You should check the minimum requirements and specifications (including memory space and operating system) as set out in the App details on the applicable App Store before downloading the App. We will endeavour to support the two most recent versions of the operating systems available in the market - for example, if iOS 11 is the current version, we will aim to support iOS 10 and iOS 11). To download the App, you will need a valid App Store account (as applicable to your device).

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to comply with the relevant system requirements as described above. We accept no responsibility for any lack of functionality that is due to your equipment (including your device, internet connection, operating system or settings and software). Access to parts or all of the App and any or all content on the App may be restricted from time to time to allow for repairs, maintenance or updating.

It is your responsibility to pay for all costs and expenses (including all telephone call or line charges or Internet service data access) that you may incur using the App.

Your use of the App and enjoyment of its features and content hosted or made available through the App may vary in functionality, availability and quality depending on the type of device and operating system and any restrictions imposed by our content providers.


4. Your Use of the App

In consideration of you complying with these Terms, we grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable licence to use the App on your device(s) and to view the content contained on the App for your personal, non-commercial use, subject to and in accordance with these Terms, the Privacy Policy and the applicable App Store rules, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference.

You agree:

a) that you will not use the App for any illegal purpose or in any way that interrupts, damages or impairs the service provided by the App;

b) that you will not access or attempt to access the accounts of other users of the App;

c) that you will not impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;

d) not to post or transmit through the App any content which is or could reasonably be viewed as:

  • hate speech, obscene, harassing, threatening, pornographic, abusive or defamatory to an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religious belief, race, gender, age, disability or otherwise;
  • inciting violence, or containing nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence;
  • advertising or promoting a third party or your own products or services;
  • an unauthorised commercial communication of any kind (including, without limitation, spam);
  • fraudulent, inaccurate or misleading, or is otherwise objectionable content of any kind;
  • infringing or violating someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law;
  • identifying any person without their consent or disclosing anyone else's personal contact details or invading their privacy, or
  • containing software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the App, or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

e) that any content you post or upload to the App or otherwise make available via the App is owned by you and does not breach the requirements set out in section 4(d)(i)-(viii) above;

f) to refrain from doing anything which is defamatory, offensive, damaging or which we believe might damage our reputation, or that of the App, a provider of services accessed through the App, or the Publisher;

g) not to copy the App or any content on the App except where such copying is incidental to the normal non-commercial use of the App, or where it is necessary for the purpose of back-up or operational security;

h) not to make alterations to, or modifications of, the whole or any part of the App or any content on the App, or permit the App or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs;

i) not to infringe our intellectual property or the Publisher's or our other licensors' intellectual property in relation to your use of the App;

j) that you are solely responsible for your interactions with other users and users through the App;

k) that you will not collect other users' and users' content or information, or otherwise access the App, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders or scraping techniques) or otherwise, without our prior written permission;

l) that any content you upload or post to the App (with the exception of private messages, which are confidential in nature) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and that such content may be viewable by any users of the App (whether registered or unregistered). You will own your content, but you hereby grant us, our licensee's and any third parties and other users of the App (each as we determine) a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferrable, sub-licensable, worldwide licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute it and make it available to third parties via any and all media, including, without limitation, the right for us to upload and make available and to authorise third parties to upload and make available such content on third party sites and services, including social media applications and channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and on the Publisher's own websites; 

m) that you waive any moral rights or equivalent rights in any jurisdiction in relation to any content that you upload or post to the App and that we can use such content without referencing you as the author of such work and that we can adapt and amend such content in our sole discretion;

n) to compensate and defend us fully against any claims or legal proceedings brought against us by any person as a result of your breach of these Terms;

o) to keep your password secure at all times and not to disclose your password to any other person;

p) not to allow any other person to use or access your account; and

q) to comply with all laws applicable to you.


5. Termination

We may terminate these Terms and close your account at any time without notice if we cease to provide the App.

In addition to our right to remove any content from the App, we reserve the right to suspend, restrict or terminate your access to the App at any time without notice if we have reasonable grounds to believe you have breached any of these Terms. We also reserve the right to disable your account at our reasonable discretion. Suspension, restriction or termination of your access to the App will not limit our right to take any other action against you that we consider appropriate. You may close your account and terminate your agreement with us at any time by emailing us at support@disciplemedia.com.


6. Intellectual Property

You acknowledge that the App, the content provided on the App and all copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, source code, object code and other intellectual property associated therewith are, and shall remain, the property of us or our licensors. You are not granted any intellectual property rights in or to the App or the content on the App except as expressly set out in these Terms. You are not authorised to use our or the Publisher's logos or trade marks or trade names (whether registered or unregistered) in any manner. You may only use the App for personal, non-commercial purposes.

We also use third party software, full details of which can be found here for Android and here for iOS.


7. Licensing

The service and content provided through the App and the App itself are our property or the property of our licensors.

You are strictly only entitled to use the App, and consume content made available through the App, in accordance with these Terms.

The App and any other software made available to you via the App is licensed (not sold) to you, meaning that we or our licensors continue to own all copies of the App and other software when it is installed on your device. We may freely assign these Terms or any part of them, but you may not assign your rights under these Terms, or any part of them, nor may you sub-license your rights under these Terms, to any third party.

These terms do not grant you any rights to use any of our, our licensors' or the Publisher's intellectual property, such as trade marks, domain names, logos or other branded features, which belong to us and our licensors respectively.


8. User Generated Content and Moderation; Notice and Takedown

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect users of the App to do the same. As part of the functionality of the App we may allow you and other users to upload, transmit, send content, data, ideas, communications and other materials to the App ("User Generated Content"). You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to your User Generated Content and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and our service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns. We are under no obligation to, and we do not, review such materials for the purposes of determining copyright infringement. Therefore, your reliance on User Generated Content is at your own risk. Because we have no control over User Generated Content, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the accuracy or availability of User Generated Content, and we neither endorse nor are responsible or liable for any User Generated Content that appears on the App. We shall have the right (but not the obligation) to delete, remove, monitor, or edit User Generated Content and block links to the App through technological or other means without prior notice.

We also have the right to moderate User Generated Content and user accounts based on the Community Guidelines within the App. We also reserve the right to terminate access to the App if we believe a user is posting infringing material or if a user has breached our Community Guidelines.

a) If you are a rights holder and you believe that your copyright is being infringed by any material on the App, please contact Action for Happiness via email at support@actionforhappiness.org or in writing to Action for Happiness, WeWork, 3 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London EC1N 2SW. with a copy to support@disciplemedia.com or in writing to FAO: Legal, Disciple Media Limited, Atrium Building, Stables Market, London, NW1 8AH, United Kingdom stating the following:

i) your contact details;

ii) identification of the material to which the complaint relates and which appears on the App, which is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; and

iii) proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative.


9. Personal Data

For information on how we and the Publisher (as Data Controller) use your personal data, please see the associated Privacy Policy.


10. Our Legal Obligations

Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or fraud.

We are not responsible for:

a) losses, damage, costs or expenses not caused by our breach of these terms;

b) the actions or omissions of any Publisher or our licensors introduced to you through the App;

c) the actions or omissions of other users of the App;

d) any indirect or consequential loss or damage which means a loss suffered by you which is a side effect of the main loss or damage and where we could not have anticipated that type of loss arising when you agreed to these terms; or

e) any harm, loss or damage suffered by you or anyone else if the App is interrupted, suspended or otherwise not provided to you or if we do not comply with these terms because of events beyond our control (for example, industrial disputes, technical difficulties, failure of or delays in communications networks, acts of terrorism or power failure).

For any loss or damage suffered by you or anyone else that may arise from use of the App and which is not otherwise excluded under this section 11, to the extent permitted by law our liability is limited to £100.


11. Disclaimer and Technical Limitations

We do not endorse or take any responsibility for statements, advertisements or any content whatsoever transmitted through, or linked to from or via, the App by other users or third party service providers. We are not responsible for any transaction you may enter into with a third party via the App and it is up to you to decide whether or not to do so.

The App and the service provided through it is provided without express or implied warranty or condition of any kind, on an "as-is" basis, subject to applicable law. You agree that you must evaluate, and that you bear all risks associated with, the use of the App, including without limitation, any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any materials available through the App. We have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption or loss of business opportunity.

You acknowledge and accept that your access to the App is dependent on connectivity over communications networks and facilities that are outside of our operation and/or control and that your use of the App may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of such networks and facilities.

We disclaim all warranties with respect to the App including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement and title. We give no warranty that your use of the App will be uninterrupted or error free, that the information obtained from the App will be accurate, complete, current, or reliable, that the quality of the App will be satisfactory to you, or that errors or defects will be corrected. You acknowledge and accept that we are not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind that you may suffer as a result of any interruption or delay to your access to the App, or as a result of any failure or error in the transfer of data over those networks and facilities in connection with your use of the App.


12. Third party sites or services

The App may include and link to features, websites and services (such as Action for Happiness' own website and social applications like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram) that are provided by a third party. We do not control such third party sites or services and are not responsible for the content of such sites or services. Our inclusion of links does not imply any endorsement or association with their operators. The terms applicable to use of that third party service will apply and we will not be responsible for anything that is done or not done by you or the third party service provider in connection with your use of their service. We recommend that you check the applicable third party service's terms and conditions of use and sale before using such third party service or purchasing any products or services.


13. Contacting Us

If you need to contact us, please email us at support@disciplemedia.com or write to us at Disciple Media Limited, Atrium Building, Stables Market, London, NW1 8AH. Please note that we are only responsible for the App and do not represent Action for Happiness. If we have to contact you, we will do so by e-mail to the address you provide to us when you signed up for the App or via the App.

To contact the Publisher, please write to: 
Action for Happiness
WeWork, 3 Waterhouse Square
138 Holborn
London EC1N 2SW 
Email: support@actionforhappiness.org


14. Disputes

Unless otherwise required by applicable law, any disputes in connection with these Terms will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any claims made in relation to these Terms. If the court in your country will not apply the laws of England and Wales, or if the courts in your country will not permit you to consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in England and Wales, then your local law and jurisdiction will apply to such disputes related to these Terms.


15. Other Important Legal Terms

You may not transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else.

If you breach these Terms and we take no action against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and we will still be entitled to enforce our rights and remedies against you in relation to that breach and to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these Terms.

If any part of these Terms is disallowed or found to be ineffective by any court or regulator, the remainder of the Terms will continue to govern each of our respective obligations.

These Terms are not intended to give rights to anyone except you and us.

Except as otherwise expressly stated, these Termsand Action for Happiness' Privacy Policy contain the entire agreement between us, Action for Happiness and you relating to use of the App and supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, written or oral, between us, the Publisher and you relating to use of the App.