EFFECTIVE DATE: August 14, 2021

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. THEY DESCRIBE THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, YOU MAY CHOOSE NOT TO ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE.

Thanks for reading. These Yik Yak Terms of Service (the “Terms”) are a legal contract between you and Yik Yak, Inc. (“Yik Yak,” “we” or “us”). You represent that you have the power and authority to agree to these Terms.  These Terms explain how you are permitted to use the Yik Yak mobile application and services, as well as the Yik Yak website located at yikyak.com (the “Site”) and any content therein (collectively, the “Services”). Unless otherwise specified, all references to the Services include the services available through the Yik Yak mobile application (the “App”) and the Site, as well as any software that Yik Yak provides to you that allows you to access the Services from a mobile device and any other Materials (as defined below). By browsing, accessing, linking, streaming, viewing, using or downloading information from our Services, you agree to these Terms, our Privacy Policy, our Cookies Policy, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Services.  If you do not agree with any of these Terms, do not access or otherwise use the Services. If you are using the Services on behalf of another person or are a parent or guardian of the minor user of the Services, you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms on that person’s behalf.  You may download and/or print a copy of these Terms for your records at: yikyak.com/terms.

Important Note: These Terms contain a dispute resolution and arbitration provision, including class action waiver, which affects your rights under these Terms and with respect to any dispute you may have with Yik Yak. You may opt out of the binding individual arbitration and class action waiver as provided below.

Changes to the Terms and the Services

Yik Yak may make changes, update, or add or remove provisions to these Terms at any time  by posting the updated Terms on applicable Services, or by notifying you via the App or any other method. By using the Services after Yik Yak has updated the Terms, you are agreeing to all of the updated Terms; if you do not agree with any of the updated Terms, you must stop using the Services.

In addition, we may, for any or no reason and at our discretion, modify, disable, or discontinue operation of the Services or your access to the Services without notice and without liability to you or any other party.  Reasons for termination may include provision of false or misleading registration information, interference with other users or the administration of our services, or violation of these Terms or any of our other policies or agreements.  Upon denial of access, you agree not to attempt to access the Services.  Termination will not limit any of our other rights or remedies.  We also may limit your use of the Services, including, for example, limits on the amount of content you upload or the number of posts you make and your frequency of access.

General Use

The Services may not be available in all locations, and we may block access to the Services from certain locations based on your device’s geolocation information. We may add or remove the areas in which the Services are not available at any time, without notice to you.

By using the Services, you represent, acknowledge and agree that you are at least 13 years of age. If you are not at least 13 years old, you may not use the Services at any time or in any manner or submit any information to the App, the Site or any part of the Services.  If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may only use the Services with the approval of a parent or guardian.

We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity. We may, without notice and in our sole discretion, terminate your right to use the Services, or any portion thereof, and block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services or any portion thereof.

Intellectual Property

The Services and their entire contents, features and functionality (including, without limitation, all information, software, text, text graphics, displays, images, photos, video, audio, music, songs, recordings, digital downloads, graphics, “look and feel,” trademarks, logos, and trade dress, and the design, selection and arrangement of those elements (collectively, the “Materials”)), are owned by us, our licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.  The mark YIK YAK® and all logos incorporating the mark, and certain of the other names, marks, and logos on the Services are trademarks and service marks owned or controlled by us.  All goodwill generated from use of our marks will inure to our exclusive benefit.

Subject to these Terms, Yik Yak hereby grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable and revocable license to use and to display the Materials and the Services solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Except for the foregoing license, you have no other rights in the Services or any Materials and you may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Services or Materials in any manner.

You may use the App for one registered account on one mobile device owned or leased solely by you, for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not: (i) modify, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the App, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by law; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the App to any third-party or use the App to provide time sharing or similar services for any third-party; (iii) make any copies of the App; (iv) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the App, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the App, or features that enforce limitations on use of the App; or (v) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on the App. You acknowledge that Yik Yak may from time to time issue upgraded versions of the App and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of the App that you are using on your mobile device. You consent to such automatic upgrading on your mobile device and agree that these Terms will apply to all such upgrades. Standard carrier data charges may apply to your use of the App.

Except for the limited rights expressly licensed in these Terms, Yik Yak and its third-party licensors or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Services.