At Meeco, we believe Your identity (including your digital identity) is an extremely valuable asset that belongs to You. Your digital identity includes the personal information associated with Your physical identity, choices, achievements and lifestyle.
You may also be responsible for the data and identity of a dependent or have the authority to act for a natural person, including a Power of Attorney. This may include a child for which you are a parent or any person whereby You are an authorised legal Guardian or Representative. Throughout this Agreement the reference to You also includes a Service You are managing on behalf of a dependent.
Meeco has developed a range of digital services to help you collect, protect and control how Your digital identity and personal data is accessed and used.
We understand that in today's world it is necessary to exchange, share and provide personal information.
However, we believe it is time for a new way of exchange – time for greater transparency and for You to consent to who has Your information and how it is used. Our vision is to create a place for everyone on the planet to receive equity and value in exchange for the data they decide to share.
Enabling Data sovereignty and the control of Your Data is central to Meeco.
Meeco offers a range of Services referred to as Meeco Services. These Terms & Conditions apply to all Meeco Services which are described in Schedule 1.
We're committed to being transparent with You about our business model, terms and management of Your Data.
Terms of Service
By using or accessing the Meeco Services, You agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If You don't agree to all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement, You shouldn't, and aren't permitted to, use the Meeco Services.
Meeco reserves the right to modify this Agreement by posting a revised Agreement on our website and/or through the Services and providing notice to You that this Agreement has changed, generally via a notification on the Meeco Dashboard where practicable. Sometimes we may ask You to expressly accept the revised Agreement either via one of our Services, or by email.
In cases where we do not ask for Your acceptance of the modified Agreement, the modified version of this Agreement will become effective fourteen days after we have posted the modified Agreement and provided You with notification of the modification.
If You don't agree with or accept any variation or modification to this Agreement, please notify us. We will allow You thirty (30) days access to the Meeco Services so that You can export Your data, and we will then delete Your account.
Who can use Meeco Services
As Meeco offers a range of Services, including products suitable for all ages including children, You are advised to check the age guidelines displayed on our Services Websites or in the relevant app stores before determining if the Service is suitable for You.
If You have responsibility for a dependent or child under sixteen (16) years of age in Europe and thirteen (13) years of age in the rest of the world, You may also be required to provide explicit consent or evidence of parental, legal or guardianship in order to access some Services.
If You have legal or guardianship responsibility for an older dependent You may also be required to provide explicit consent or evidence of legal or guardianship in order to access some Services on their behalf.
Depending on your location, there may be additional legal or regulatory requirements which apply to allowing a Child to create an account, and we reserve the right to make the final decision as to whether a Service is suitable for a Child or if Child can independently create an account.
If You use Meeco Services, You shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to and access Meeco Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, and long distance or local telephone service. You shall be responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Meeco Services.
If You are authorised to use the Meeco Services, You agree to not post pornographic, offensive or illegal content to any publicly published data feed or public site. This includes Your agreement not to distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from such materials or content to a Meeco Service public feed.
When using Services designed for children, it is forbidden to collect, post or share any content not suitable for a child, including any illegal, harmful, bullying, pornographic or violent images.
When using Services that enable sharing content, it is forbidden to collect and share illegal data, documents and media.
Whilst it is not possible for the Meeco Service to access or read Your data, Meeco has the responsibly to report a violation or breach that Meeco is made aware of.
Data Ownership, Control, Copyright and Data Rights
Meeco Services can be used by individuals, organisations and devices.
You always retain the control of Your Data, and only You can give permission to share with contacts, peers, organisations or Third Parties.
When sharing Your Personal Data through Meeco Services, You may also be able to include permissions and a link to the Meeco Terms & Conditions to support your rights. You may also be able to add other personal terms, but these will be treated as a request and be unenforceable if they are not reflected in the Meeco Terms and Conditions.
In order to be consistent with Meeco's Privacy By Design approach, Sharing Permissions will default to "do not share with Third Parties or make Public without my permission" and "do not sell or trade without my permission", unless you uncheck the relevant boxes.
Subject to clause 4.3, other parties using the Meeco service to share or receive personal data are contractually obligated to use your Data only as authorised by You and must stop using it if you revoke access. Failure to do so is a violation of Meeco's Terms and Conditions.
Parties with a legal obligation to store your Data may do so, but only in accordance with those obligations. This does not extend to passing on your Data for other purposes.
You agree that, when personal Data is shared with You through a Meeco Service, You will comply with the sharing user's permissions and You will not share the Data with any Third Party or make the Data public in any way, unless permission is expressly granted by the sharing Meeco user.
If another Meeco Service user revokes Your access to their Data, you must immediately stop using the shared content.
You may store a sharing user's Data if You have a legal obligation to do so, but You must not exceed that legal obligation in any way.
However, if You grant a Third-Party access to Your Data or choose to host or store Your Data with a Third Party, You do so subject to their Terms and Conditions. We are not responsible if that Third Party uses Your personal information in a way which does not comply with this Agreement.
Some Meeco Services enable You to broadcast to, post links, access or pull content and data from external sources, including but not limited to third party data such as social networks, wearables, health, fitness, financial, open, public, education, travel, retail and payments. We may change, suspend or discontinue these Integration Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content.
When using third party services You may also be required to first accept their Terms of Service. You are encouraged to always read the Terms and Conditions of the external services You connect to, as some social networks and data services rely on Your personal data for their business model. These services may not act in Your best interest, protect Your privacy or intellectual property, honour Your permissions or allow You to control Your content.
You will always have the choice before using third party services through Meeco. Meeco shall not be liable for the performance or terms of third-party services, including access, features or limits.
You acknowledge and agree that all the Content and Materials (collectively, "Content") delivered via third party services or otherwise made available by a Meeco Service may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws.
When using a Meeco Service that enables You to create original content including but not limited to photographs, video, audio, digital memories, comments and articles, the original content is Yours. The Copyright for original content created by You resides with You. If You post, share or broadcast exclusively through a Meeco Service Your Copyright rights are preserved. However, when You post Your content to other Social Networks, Meeco is not responsible for the Terms & Conditions or the loss of Copyright or Rights imposed by external Social Networks or other applications.
By opening a direct message from another Meeco user, or by sending a direct message to another Meeco user, You agree that You will abide by the terms and conditions imposed by Meeco, including but not limited to this clause.
You acknowledge that Data may be provided by You, and to You, on a viewing access basis, which may be terminated at any time by the granting Meeco user.
You agree that a Meeco user who provides You with Data in a direct message is granting You a non-exclusive, limited right to access and use the Data. Data must be used solely for the purpose intended by the granting Meeco user, and must not be used or disclosed, in whole or in part, to any other party except where expressly authorised by the granting Meeco user or in accordance with the terms and conditions issued by Meeco.
By providing Data in a direct message, You agree to grant a non-exclusive, limited right to access and use the Data to the receiving Meeco user, who must use the Data solely for the purpose intended by You and who must not use or disclose the Data, in whole or in part, to any other party except where expressly authorised by You or in accordance with the terms and conditions issued by Meeco.
By providing Data in a direct message, You agree that Meeco is not responsible or liable for the breach of intellectual property, theft or any other form of loss caused by misuse of Your Data by the receiving Meeco user.
By downloading and using Meeco Services that connect to the open web, You agree that Meeco is not responsible for the sites you visit, or the cookies placed on the Sites you visit or the tracking that you may agree to in the Sites you Visit.
By using your Meeco log-in credentials with some external services, You may be able to track Events such as Your browsing and digital behaviour. You may also have the option to record and view these Events in a timeline in a Meeco Service.
By using Meeco Services that include Parental Controls or Admin Rights, You will be responsible for approving the connections and the content which can be received. You decide what content You want to be visible and available in these Services.
If You have a dispute with another Meeco User regarding the use of Your Data, You may make a complaint to Meeco by sending an email with the subject line "Breach of Terms and Conditions" to email@example.com
You agree that Data that You have shared may be provided to Meeco by the receiving Meeco User if it is reasonably necessary to resolve a dispute.
If Meeco, at their sole discretion, determines that a Meeco User has breached the terms and conditions, they may suspend or terminate the account of that Meeco User.
You agree that Meeco does not have any obligation to resolve disputes involving Meeco Users, and You agree that Meeco will not be held liable for any act or omission that occurs in relation to a dispute between Meeco Users.
If any additional dispute resolution requirements are imposed under the GDPR or by a relevant Member State, we will comply with those requirements.
License to Access and Use Your Data
You will always be able to view which contacts, organisations or applications You have shared Your Data with through features within Meeco Services.
Data and Registration Security
Meeco understands that maintaining the confidentiality and security of Your Data is important to You, and Meeco uses industry standard, administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and security of Your Data. Nonetheless, no security measures are 100% effective and Meeco cannot guarantee absolute security.
You agree that Meeco is not responsible or liable for the theft, deletion, destruction, damage, loss of or failure to store any of Your Data.
As a condition to using certain Meeco Services You may be required to register an account. This may require Your name, email address or phone number and create a password, passphrase or secret key. You agree to provide Meeco with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so may constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of Your account.
Some Meeco Services that are decentralised, self-managed or self-sovereign identity will require a secret, often referred to as a “seed”. A seed phrase is usually a sequence of randomly generated words that gives you, and only you, access to the Meeco Service. In order to maintain access to these Services, it is critical that you do not lose this seed phrase. When creating an account in a Meeco Service that includes a seed phrase You will be asked to write the seed down and store it safely in case it is needed to recover the Meeco Service. Writing down and securing the recovery seed is the most important task when setting up the Service.
You will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password, passphrase, PIN, secret key, seed and unique account information.
Changes to Data Categories
You understand and agree that the specific Categories available through the Meeco Services, such as the data fields that are included in each Category, are determined by Meeco or its Partners, and that Meeco reserves the right, from time to time, to reorganise and/or remove Categories and the data fields contained therein.
You further acknowledge and agree that in connection with such reorganisation and/or removal activities it is possible that some of Your Data contained in Categories may be deleted and/or moved to a new Category, and that Meeco is not responsible for any loss or relocation of any of Your Data arising out of such reorganisation and/or removal activities.
Suggestions for Improvement
You grant to Meeco a royalty free, worldwide, transferable, sub licensable, irrevocable and perpetual license to use or incorporate into the Meeco Service any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations, or other feedback provided by You to Meeco and/or its representatives.
Commencement and Termination
This Agreement will commence on the date You start to use the Meeco Services and will continue in force and effect until its termination.
You can terminate this Agreement at any time by ceasing to use the Meeco Services and cancelling or deleting Your account.
Meeco can terminate this Agreement and Your right to use the Meeco Services upon thirty (30) days' notice to You if Meeco ceases to offer the Meeco Services.
If You decide to cease using a Meeco Service, You can export your data at any time. We recommend You do this before You delete any data You have in Your account.
When You delete Your data, the Meeco Services will process this action as final. Once You have deleted data or content You will not be able to retrieve it through the Meeco Service.
If You breach this Agreement, Meeco can terminate this Agreement and/or Your right to use the Meeco Services immediately and without notice.
Taxes, Fees and Payment
You are responsible for any tax payable as a result of value You receive through Your use of Meeco Services and or related parties. Some services that are offered by Meeco for free may become optional paid services in the future. The use of, and payments for, optional paid services will be governed by additional terms and conditions.
Meeco may offer optional paid Services. This may include subscriptions for Services designed for You by Meeco or our Partners. It may also be licence and transaction fees for Services that enable developers to build personal data and identity management products and services for You.
For any Service requiring payment or subscription, the fees, inclusions and payment terms and conditions will be easily accessible on the Service website and/or from within any in-app subscription service.
In order for Meeco or our Partners to provide Services that require payment or subscription for storage, Meeco will track the storage use of Your account thereby enabling You to upgrade or downgrade Your storage requirements as and when required.
Where payments or subscriptions for Meeco Services are offered in-app, You will be requested to accept the payment terms as set out by the relevant app store, including but not limited to Apple App Store and Google Play. If You decide to purchase Services through these channels the terms and conditions associated with the relevant service provider will apply.
The terms and conditions for a subscription service will be available for You to read and assess prior to payment or authorisation to access a relevant Meeco or Partner Service.
Meeco reserves the right to change payment service providers at its discretion.
Warranties and Disclaimer
You represent and warrant to Meeco that any of Your Data and Your uploaded or stored Third Party Content does not violate any law or legal requirement and does not infringe the rights of any other person or entity.
You agree to indemnify Meeco and keep it indemnified against all actions, claims, costs, demands, damages or liability arising in any manner from a breach by You of this Agreement.
You acknowledge that the Meeco Services displays and allows You to access content which is not Meeco’s. This Third-Party Content is the sole responsibility of the Third Party who has created the content, and Meeco does not make any warranty or representation in relation to the accuracy, completeness or lawfulness of the Third- Party content.
You understand and agree that the Meeco Services are provided without warranty of any kind, on an "As Is" and "As Available" basis. Meeco expressly disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non--‐infringement and Meeco makes no warranty or representation regarding the Meeco Services, any information, materials, goods or services obtained through the Meeco Services, or for that the Meeco Services will meet Your requirements, or be uninterrupted, timely, secure or effort free. Use of the Meeco Services is at Your sole risk. You will be solely responsible for any loss or damages You may suffer as a result of Your use of the Meeco Services.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law, in no event will Meeco be liable to You for any direct, special, incidental, indirect, exemplary or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss or profits, loss of information, loss of data, procurement of substitute goods and/or services, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of, or resulting from the use of or inability to use the Meeco Services. In the event that You believe that Meeco has breached this Agreement, You agree that Your exclusive remedy will be to cease use of the Meeco Services, and that Meeco’s sole obligation will be to return Your data, delete Your data and close Your account.
You agree to waive your right to initiate or participate in any form of class action in any jurisdiction.
Meeco’s Intellectual Property & Your Commitments
When using Meeco Services You agree to not, directly or indirectly: (i) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or underlying algorithms of all or any part of the Service (except that this restriction shall not apply to the limited extent restrictions on reverse engineering are prohibited by applicable local law); (ii) modify or create derivatives of any part of the Service; (iii) rent, lease, or use the Service for timesharing or service bureau purposes; or (iv) remove or obscure any proprietary notices on any Meeco Service. Meeco shall own all title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to Meeco Services, and any copies or portions thereof.
You agree to not use any "deep--‐link", "page--‐scrape", "robot", "spider" or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of Meeco Services or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of any Meeco Service or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through Meeco Services. Meeco reserves the right to bar any such activity.
You agree to not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of Meeco Services, or any other systems or networks connected to Meeco Services, or its server, or to any of the services offered on or through Meeco Services, by hacking, password "mining", or any other illegitimate means.
You agree not to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of Meeco Services or any network connected to a Meeco Service, nor breach the security or authentication measures on Meeco Services or any network connected to the Service.
You agree to not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of Meeco’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to Meeco Services.
You agree to not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of Meeco Services or any transaction being conducted using a Meeco Service, or with any other person's use of Meeco Services.
You agree to not use Meeco Services or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement.
All Meeco generated content such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Meeco or its content suppliers and protected by Australian and international copyright laws. The compilation of all the software is the exclusive property of Meeco and protected by Australian and international copyright laws. All software used on (or provided through) Meeco is the property of Meeco or its software suppliers and protected by Australian and international copyright laws.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia. You and Meeco hereby submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive any venue objections against, the state and federal courts in Melbourne, Victoria in any dispute arising out of this Agreement.
The provisions of clauses 4, 5, 6, 9, 10,11, 12, and 13 shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
If a Court decides that a particular term of this Agreement is not enforceable, this will not affect the other terms.
If You breach this Agreement, and we do not take action immediately, this does not mean that we give up our rights, for example to take action, in the future.