Virtual Studios Terms of Service
Here’s an overview of our terms. We highly recommend that you read our complete legal information below, because that’s the one that really counts. (Plus, who doesn’t enjoy reading a good, long Terms of Service now and again?) If you just want the highlights – or spoilers, as the legal team likes to think of them – here are a few of the most important bits, in plain English.
- You still own all the pictures you order from us. You keep the copyright to all of your images. We won’t sell them, share them, or use them for anything other than getting your photos printed and delivered to you.
- We need access to your photo gallery to show you your pictures in the Virtual Studios app/site. When you open our app/site for the first time, it’ll ask you for permission to access your photos. We need that so we can let you select, crop, and order your pics in our app/site. If you want, you can turn that permission off in your settings later or delete the app to remove the permission.
- If you want, we’ll delete all your pictures and personal data from our systems. All you need to do is send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address you entered when you made your order.
- You agree not to order any pictures you don’t own, or any pornography or discriminatory content. There are lots of people involved in the printing process, so we can’t print any images with nudity or offensive content. We also can’t print pictures that you don’t have the right to use. If you do send us a picture that doesn’t belong to you and we are sued by the rightful owner, you’ll be responsible for all related costs.
- If there’s a problem with your tiles or if there are any other issues, just send us an email to email@example.com or a chat through the app. We’ll do our best to get it all sorted out.
The Actual Terms of Service
Virtual Studios (as defined below) allows users to upload images and/or pictures (“Images“) to our website (“Site“) or our mobile application (together with the Site, “App“) in order to print those Images on Photographic paper, Glass Frame, MDF, wall tile (“Tile(s)“). If you are a user from the Kenya and anywhere else you are contracting with Virtual Studios Ltd., a company incorporated in the State of Kenya with registration number CPR/2014/157634 (collectively “Virtual Studios“, “us“, “our“, or “we“). These Terms of Service (“Terms“) govern your access to and use of the site/ App and services available through the site/App (“Services“). Our Privacy Notice, available at https://virtualstudios.co.ke/privacy-notice governs our collection, processing and transfer of any Personal Data (as such term is defined in the Privacy Notice). “You” means any adult user of the App/site or Services or any parent or guardian of any minor whom you allow to use the App/site or the Services, and for whom you will be held strictly responsible.
Please read these Terms carefully. By clicking on the button marked “I agree” you signify your assent to these Terms. Changes may be made to these Terms from time to time. If you do not agree to any of these Terms, please do not click the button marked “I agree”, and do not use the App/site or Services.
1.Use of the Services
Use of the Services and access to the App/site is void where prohibited. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you are 18 years of age or older or have your parent’s or guardian’s permission to enter into these Terms, and (c) have the ability to form a binding contract; (d) your use of the App/site or Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation or any obligation you may have to a third party; (e) your use of the App/site and Services shall be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; (f) you are solely responsible for obtaining the consent of the parent or guardian (“Parental Consent“) before transferring us any information, including images, of any children.
Certain categories of Personal Data are subject to special protections under Kenya Data Protection Law ,Article 31(c) and (d), the Data Protection Act, 2019 (‘the Act’) which was enacted and came into effect on 25 November 2019.. These include Personal Data relating to among others, a person’s racial origin, religious beliefs, health, sexual orientation (“Special Categories of Data“) and Personal Data related to children (together with Special Categories of Data, “Sensitive Data“). You hereby represent and warrant that you will not add any Images that contain Sensitive Data unless you have obtained explicit consent if and as required under applicable law from the relevant individual (including Parental Consent if and as required) and that you shall be solely responsible and liable for any such Sensitive Data, including in the event of any data breach relating to the Services.
You may use the App/site and the Services in accordance with and subject to these Terms. Virtual Studios may change, update, or discontinue certain parts of the App/site or the Services. These changes would not apply to any outstanding orders and we’ll make an effort to notify you of any fundamental changes, including by way of notice in the App/site.
In order to use the App/site , you will be required to provide certain information as may be requested by .Virtual Studios
You may have the option to link the App/Site with certain third-party services, as may be listed in the App/site from time to time, such as your Facebook, Google Photos, or Instagram account (“Linked Account“). By doing so, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to provide Virtual Studios with access to account information related to such Linked Account, and to provide Virtual Studios with access to photos or pictures saved in such Linked Account.
You are fully and solely responsible for the security of your computer system and/or mobile phone and/or other device and all of your activity on the App/site. We do not police for and cannot guarantee that we will learn of or prevent any inappropriate use of the App/site.
Subject to applicable law, Virtual Studios may, for any reason, at its sole discretion and without notice, discontinue or refuse to provide you with the App/Site or Services. Grounds for such refusal may include but are not limited to (i) violation of the letter or spirit of these Terms, (ii) fraudulent, harassing or abusive behavior, (iii) behavior that is illegal or harmful to other users, third parties, or the business interests of Virtual Studios, breach of your representations and warranties herein or breach of any of the terms of these Terms, or (v) use of your chargeback rights with your credit card company or denial or dispute of any preapproval obtained by Virtual Studios from your credit card company.
If we believe, at our sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms or any illegal or inappropriate behavior has occurred, we may take any other corrective action we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms or illegal and inappropriate behavior on the App/Site. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement investigation or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity, behavior or (User) Content (as defined below) of anyone believed to have violated these Terms or to have engaged in illegal behavior in connection with the App/Site and/or the Services.
Any suspension, termination, or cancellation of Services shall not affect your obligations to Virtual Studios under these Terms (including but not limited to ownership, indemnification, limitation of liability and payment obligation), nor will it affect any other terms herein, which by their sense and context are intended to survive such suspension, termination, or cancellation.
2. Content and User Content
Certain types of content may be made available through the App/Site or the Services. “Content” as used in these Terms means, collectively, all content on or made available on the App/site or through the Services, including any images, photos, pictures, and any modifications or derivatives of the foregoing.
The App/site may allow you to upload certain content including but not limited to Images and photos. All content uploaded by you is referred to as “User Content.” User Content may include Sensitive Data. You are and shall remain at all times fully and solely responsible for any User Content you upload to the App/site. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT ANY SUCH USER CONTENT COMPLIES WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAW, THAT YOU HAVE ALL NECESSARY RIGHTS AND AUTHORITIES TO SUBMIT ANY SUCH USER CONTENT THROUGH THE APP AND SERVICES, AND THAT NO SUCH USER CONTENT INFRINGES OR VIOLATES ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY RIGHTS, OR MORAL RIGHTS. YOU FURTHER REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE OBTAINED ALL RIGHTS AS REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL STUDIOS WITH SENSITIVE DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCESSING SUCH SENSITIVE DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY NOTICE AND THAT YOU HAVE OBTAINED CONSENT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW, FROM ANY DATA SUBJECT OR PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF DATA SUBJECT, AS APPLICABLE, WHOSE DATA, INCLUDING SENSITIVE DATA, IS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE APP/SITE AND SERVICES. Virtual Studios has no obligation to accept any request to print or maintain any User Content. Moreover, Virtual Studios reserves the right to remove and permanently delete any User Content uploaded by you, without notice and for any reason. WE DO NOT ENDORSE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY USER CONTENT) OR ANY OPINION, RECOMMENDATION, OR ADVICE EXPRESSED IN ANY CONTENT, AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH CONTENT.
WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF USERS (INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED USERS) THAT ARE NOT DUE TO VIRTUAL STUDIO’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, WHETHER SUCH ACTS OR OMISSIONS OCCUR DURING THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE.
Virtual Studios may retain the User Content, including Images (including in your account as your order history) as long as your account is valid and has not been terminated by you or by us, for any reason. You may ask us to delete any User Content, including Images, by sending us an email, specifying your request, as detailed in our Privacy Notice. Any Images uploaded by you to the Services and not elected by you to be printed will be automatically deleted after thirty (30) days from the day you have uploaded the Image(s).
3.User Content Restrictions
Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not transmit, submit or upload any User Content or act in any way that: (a) restricts or inhibits use of the App/Site and/or Services; (b) violates the legal rights of others; (c) infringes (or results in the infringement of) the intellectual property, moral, publicity, privacy, or other rights of any third party; (d) is (or you reasonably believe or should reasonably believe to be) stolen, illegal, counterfeit, fraudulent, pirated, unauthorized, or violent, or in furtherance of any illegal, counterfeiting, fraudulent, pirating, unauthorized, or violent activity, or that involves (or you reasonably believe or should reasonably believe to involve) any stolen, illegal, counterfeit, fraudulent, pirated, or unauthorized material; (e) does not comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations; (f) imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; or (g) posts, stores, transmits, offers, or solicits anything that contains the following, or that you know contains links to the following or to locations that in turn contain links to the following: material that we determine to be offensive (including material promoting or glorifying hate, violence, bigotry, or any entity past or present principally dedicated to such causes or items associated with such an entity), (2) material that is racially or ethnically insensitive, or that is defamatory, harassing or threatening, (3) pornography or obscene material, and anything depicting children in sexually suggestive situations whether or not depicting actual children or may be harmful to a minor, (4) any virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component, or (5) anything that encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law or regulation or is otherwise inappropriate or offensive.
You may not do or attempt to do or facilitate a third party in doing any of the following: (1) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse-engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or the App/Site without our prior written authorization, including framing or mirroring any part of the App/Site or attempt to reverse-engineer any of the technology ; (2) circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services or the App/site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content; (3) use the App/site, Content, or Services in connection with any commercial endeavors in any manner, except for the purposes specifically set forth in these Terms; (4) use any robot, spider, site search or retrieval application, or any other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, data-mine, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the App/site; or (5) use the App/site, Content, or Services in any manner not permitted by these Terms.
Virtual Studios, its affiliates or its licensors, as the case may be, owns the App/Site and the Services, including all worldwide intellectual property rights in the App/Site, and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein registered and unregistered. Except as expressly permitted herein, you may not copy, further develop, reproduce, republish, modify, alter, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use the App/site, or the Services. You will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in the App or Services, if any. All trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing in these Terms grants you any right to use any trademark, service mark, logo, or trade name of Virtual Studios or any third party.
You own the Images you upload to the App/site and/or Services and all intellectual property rights related thereto. Virtual Studios will use the Images only for the purposes of providing the Services. For the purpose of receiving the Services, you are giving Virtual Studios the right to use the Images, per the below:
By submitting or uploading any User Content and/or Images, you grant Virtual Studios and its successors a worldwide, limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, sublicensable and transferable license to use, copy, and print such User Content and/or Images .
The policy of Virtual Studios is not to infringe upon or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party, and Virtual Studios will refuse to use and remove any User Content in connection with the App/Site that infringes the rights of any third party. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA“), Virtual Studios will remove any Content (including without limitation any User Content) if properly notified of that such material infringes third party rights, and may do so at its sole discretion, without prior notice to users at any time. The policy of Virtual Studios is to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.
You are in the best position to judge whether User Content is in violation of intellectual property or personal rights of any third-party. You accept full responsibility for avoiding infringement of the intellectual property or personal rights of others in connection with User Content.
If you believe that something appearing on the App/Site infringes your copyright, you may send us a notice requesting that it be removed, or access to it blocked. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Be aware that there can be substantial penalties for false claims. Send notices and counter-notices to us by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.Fees and Payment
Except as expressly provided below, fees are non-refundable.
We would like you to be happy with your purchase. If we made a mistake in preparing your photos or if they arrived damaged, we will be more than happy to provide a refund. Of course, you made a mistake in ordering or just changed your mind, then, subject to applicable law, your order would not be eligible for a refund.
If you would like to request a refund, feel free to contact us through the chat feature of the App/site, by emailing us at email@example.com. If the reason you would like a refund is that the photos/images you received were not printed correctly or there is some other damage, it would be helpful if you would include a picture of the photo along with your request.
9.Third Party Applications and Services
Portions of the App/site and/or Services may involve linking to or using web sites belonging to third parties. The App/site may also provide you with links to access the sites of third-party vendors including, without limitation, for the purpose of reviewing or using their services. We have no control over third-party sites and/or mobile applications, and all use of third-party sites and/or mobile applications and services is at your own risk. Additionally, Virtual Studios cannot accept responsibility for any payments processed or submitted through such third-party sites and/or mobile applications, or for the privacy policies of any such sites. Virtual Studios is not responsible for content or services available by means of such sites and/or mobile applications. Virtual Studios does not endorse any products or services offered by third parties and we urge our users to exercise caution in using third-party sites.
10.Disclaimers and Disclaimer of Warranty
Your use of the App/Site, Services is at your sole discretion and risk. The App/Site, content thereof (including User Content), Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without warranties of any kind. While we make reasonable efforts to print the Images as similar to the Image provided by you through the App as possible, we do not make any warranties or representations in respect thereof. We do not represent or warrant that the printed photos will be useful for your needs.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO: (A) THE APP/SITE, CONTENT (INCLUDING USER CONTENT), SERVICES AND TILES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, (I) REGARDING THE SECURITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE APP AND SERVICES; OR (II) THAT THE APP AND SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (III) REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE OF OR ACCURACY, QUALITY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE APP AND SERVICES; (B) ATTACHING, STICKING AND/OR RE-STICKING THE TILES. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANY GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILFUL MISCONDUCT OF VIRTUAL STUDIOS.
We take no responsibility for the quality of the photo or the use thereof by you or any other third party, nor do we take any responsibility for the transport of the photos and/or the state in which the photos will arrive at the address provided by you during the registration process and/or any damage that may occur if you choose to attach, stick and/or re-stick the photos on any surface and/or any other (physical) damage of any kind caused due to the photos, the attachment or detachment thereof by you or anyone else on or from any surface. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us, shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms. If you choose to rely on such information, you do so solely at your own risk. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties. Accordingly, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.
11.Limitation of Liability
We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any Content or Services, quality, attachment or detachment of the photo and the quality of the printed Image on the selected outputs. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the App/site or Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to you or to any person’s cellular phone or computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials and/or uploading of the Image(s) in connection with the App or Services. Under no circumstances shall we be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the App/site or Services, from any Content posted on or through the App/site or Services, or from the conduct of any users of the App/site or Services, whether online or offline.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, ASSIGNEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE APP/SITE,SERVICES AND IMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR UTILITY OF THE PRINTED PHOTOS PROVIDED AS PART OF OR THROUGH THE APP/SITE OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION AND IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR MAXIMUM CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY CAUSE(S) OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE TWELVE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE APPLICABLE CLAIM OR SERIES OF CLAIMS. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANY GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILFUL MISCONDUCT OF VIRTUAL STUDIOS.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Virtual Studios and each of its employees, directors, officers, subcontractors and agents, against any and all claims, damages, or costs or expenses (including court costs and attorneys’ fees) that arise directly or indirectly from: (a) breach of these Terms by you or anyone using your computer, mobile device or password (whether authorized or unauthorized); (b) any claim, loss or damage experienced from your use or attempted use of the App/Site or the Services, including any Image uploaded to the App/Site or Services; (c) your violation of any law or regulation or any of your obligations, representations, or warranties hereunder; (d) your infringement of any right of any third party; and (e) any other matter for which you are responsible hereunder or under applicable law.
These Terms shall be governed solely by the laws of Kenyan Laws, and the competent courts in Kenya shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any disputes arising hereunder. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be replaced with an enforceable provision which most closely achieves the effect of the original provision, and the remaining terms of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. Nothing in these Terms creates any agency, employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between you and Virtual Studios or enables you to act on behalf of Virtual Studios. Except as may be expressly stated in these Terms, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and any and all other agreements existing between us relating thereto are hereby canceled. We may assign and/or transfer our rights and obligations hereunder to any third party without prior notice. You shall not assign and/or transfer any of your rights or obligations hereunder, and any assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be void. No waiver of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. If we are required to provide notice to you hereunder, we may provide such notice to the contact details you provided upon registration.