Terms of Service

Terms & Conditions

By downloading or using the app, these terms will automatically apply to you – you should make sure therefore that you read them carefully before using the app. You’re not allowed to copy or modify the app, any part of the app, or our trademarks in any way. You’re not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the app, and you also shouldn’t try to translate the app into other languages or make derivative versions. The app itself, and all the trademarks, copyright, database rights, and other intellectual property rights related to it, still belong to Gig-Mates Ltd.

Gig-Mates Ltd is committed to ensuring that the app is as useful and efficient as possible. For that reason, we reserve the right to make changes to the app and to charge for its services, at any time and for any reason. We will never charge you for the app or its services without making it very clear to you exactly what you’re paying for.

The GigMate app stores and processes personal data that you have provided to us, to provide our Service. It’s your responsibility to keep your phone and access to the app secure. We therefore recommend that you do not jailbreak or root your phone, which is the process of removing software restrictions and limitations imposed by the official operating system of your device. It could make your phone vulnerable to malware/viruses/malicious programs, compromise your phone’s security features and it could mean that the GigMate app won’t work properly or at all.

The app does use third-party services that declare their Terms and Conditions.

Link to Terms and Conditions of third-party service providers used by the app

You should be aware that there are certain things that Gig-Mates Ltd will not take responsibility for. Certain functions of the app will require the app to have an active internet connection. The connection can be Wi-Fi or provided by your mobile network provider, but Gig-Mates Ltd cannot take responsibility for the app not working at full functionality if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, and you don’t have any of your data allowance left.

If you’re using the app outside of an area with Wi-Fi, you should remember that the terms of the agreement with your mobile network provider will still apply. As a result, you may be charged by your mobile provider for the cost of data for the duration of the connection while accessing the app, or other third-party charges. In using the app, you’re accepting responsibility for any such charges, including roaming data charges if you use the app outside of your home territory (i.e. region or country) without turning off data roaming. If you are not the bill payer for the device on which you’re using the app, please be aware that we assume that you have received permission from the bill payer for using the app.

Along the same lines, Gig-Mates Ltd cannot always take responsibility for the way you use the app i.e. You need to make sure that your device stays charged – if it runs out of battery and you can’t turn it on to avail the Service, Gig-Mates Ltd cannot accept responsibility.

With respect to Gig-Mates Ltd’s responsibility for your use of the app, when you’re using the app, it’s important to bear in mind that although we endeavor to ensure that it is updated and correct at all times, we do rely on third parties to provide information to us so that we can make it available to you. Gig-Mates Ltd accepts no liability for any loss, direct or indirect, you experience as a result of relying wholly on this functionality of the app.

We want our platforms to be a safe and helpful place for our communities.

We want the GIGMATE App and community to be a safe, friendly and supportive place, so Gig-Mates Ltd reserves the right to hide or delete any comments or content deemed to be inappropriate. If a post breaks the rules listed below or could be distressing or upsetting to others, we may need to hide and/or delete it and if necessary – dependent on frequency, scale or content posted – we reserve the right to ‘ban’ or ‘block’ users who persistently break these rules. These include posts with:

  • Abusive, aggressive, hurtful or hateful content.
  • Threats.
  • Abusive language directed towards GIGMATE members or employees.
  • Content of a sexually-explicit nature.
  • Comments that use inappropriate language or hate speech. This includes language that mentions nationality, race, religion or racist, homophobic, biphobic, sexist, ableist, disablist, classist and transphobic content. 
  • Inappropriate language also includes swearing.
  • Defamatory comments.
  • Personal or organisational attacks or threats.
  • Off-topic posts.
  • Advertisements or spam.
  • Comments or imagery that violate the privacy of GIGMATE members or employees.
  • Inclusion of personal and/or contact details, including but not limited to names, telephone numbers and postal or email addresses
  • Breach of any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves: TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.
  • User is posting off-topic, redundant or repeated comments by repeatedly adding negative comments to our posts, even when not relevant to the subject matter.
  • Posts encouraging anything illegal or breaking the law – including but not limited to breach of copyright, defamation or contempt of court.
  • User is repeatedly tagging GIGMATE member account(s) in a hostile manner or repeating the same message multiple times.
  • User appears to impersonate someone else without their consent.

At some point, we may wish to update the app. The app is currently available on Android & iOS – the requirements for the both systems(and for any additional systems we decide to extend the availability of the app to) may change, and you’ll need to download the updates if you want to keep using the app. Gig-Mates Ltd does not promise that it will always update the app so that it is relevant to you and/or works with the Android & iOS version that you have installed on your device. However, you promise to always accept updates to the application when offered to you, We may also wish to stop providing the app, and may terminate use of it at any time without giving notice of termination to you. Unless we tell you otherwise, upon any termination, (a) the rights and licenses granted to you in these terms will end; (b) you must stop using the app, and (if needed) delete it from your device.

Changes to This Terms and Conditions

We may update our Terms and Conditions from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Terms and Conditions on this page.

These terms and conditions are effective as of 2023-08-27

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Terms and Conditions, do not hesitate to contact us at info@gigmate.uk.

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