Terms of Service

Effective as of 9/2/2020

While this may be very tempting to skip, these terms are important for outlining what you can expect from us, the makers of Gel, as well as what we expect from you, the faithful user. We understand that these documents are usually boring and impossible to translate from the archaic Legalese the lawyers invented to punish humanity, so we've tried to make ours as readable as possible.

We do reserve the right to amend or modify these terms at any point while our service is active, though we will do our best to notify our existing users of substantial changes.

Who can use Gel?

Gel is a service designed to connect college students to other college students. Not only would users outside of this group likely not get much enjoyment from the app, but more importantly, it would be much more challenging for us to verify their identity.

For this reason, we require that in order to use our service, you must be at least 17 years of age and be enrolled at an accredited university in the United States at the time of registration. If you register for our service, and accept these terms by extension, you declare to us that you fall within this demographic and have the legal authority to accept these terms. If you are under the age of 18, you are also affirming that you have had a legal guardian read and agree to these terms.

What rules do I have to follow?

Our community guidelines are outlined here and detail the types of content that we deem inappropriate for our service. Make sure you're compliant with those guidelines and you'll be fine.

Note: We do not assume liability for any content posted on our platform- content is uploaded on our users' individual accord and we will work dilligently to address all reports of inappropriate public content.

What data do you collect about me?

We at Gel believe that your privacy is a right, not just a privilege. In the spirit of this, we do our very best to collect as little data as necessary to power our service effectively, and to be as transparent as possible about our data collection practices.

When using our service on your phone, you will be prompted when our app requests a device permission (i.e. your calendar, camera roll, location services, etc). Aside from your geolocation (if permitted by you), no other data about you is sent to or stored by us during app usage, aside from what you directly give us.

Gel integrates certain third-party services that occasionally collect data in the background. The following services are among these:

  • Google Analytics: This service collects metadata (not able to be associated with any individual user) to help us analyze how people are using our service as a whole.
  • Sentry: This service only collects information about your device upon encountering a bug in our app, which is used by us to more quickly resolve the issue.

You can read more about this in our Privacy Policy.

Disclaimers & Limitations of Liability

The Services are Available "AS-IS"

Your access to and use of the Services or any Content are at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services are provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The “Gel Entities” refers to Gel, its parents, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensors. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, THE Gel ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. The Gel Entities make no warranty or representation and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (i) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any Content; (ii) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services or any Content; (iii) the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services; and (iv) whether the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from the Gel Entities or through the Services, will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE Gel ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE Gel ENTITIES EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID Gel, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE Gel ENTITIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

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