Beams Terms of Service
These Terms of Service apply for the access and usage of the Beams webpage and all Apps, APIs and Widgets of Beams. Beams is offered by Beams Technology GmbH in Berlin, Germany (Imprint). We like to keep all the legal stuff as easy as possible and hope that these Terms of Service will describe our services and state your rights and obligations in an easy and transparent way!
Registration and cancellation
For using Beams you need an account. If you are eligible for registration you can register for one any time and you can request to have your account deleted anytime too. When you create your account, you must provide us with accurate information.
We reserve the right to cancel your account too but will inform you with one week notice. The right of termination for good cause remains unaffected. A good cause is, for example, if you violate these Terms of Service or the applicable laws so seriously that it is no longer reasonable for us to continue working with you.
Who can register?
You can register a Beams account if you can legally form a binding contract with us and can comply with these Terms of Service and all applicable laws. As we are a German company we have to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, so you can register an account only if you are over the age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the applicable laws. Please refer to your local laws! If you live in the EU being 16 would be OK for all countries, but in some countries you can even be younger. Registration is not allowed for commercial purposes. If we offer accounts for commercial purposes in the future special terms and conditions will apply.
For your full Beams experience registered users are allowed to post content, including photos, text and other materials to the extent our service allows. All content posted or otherwise made available by you using Beams is referred to as “User Content”. User Content is and stays yours but you grant certain rights to us as stipulated below.
To avoid legal problems we have to require you to only use User Content which is legal, does not violate third party rights and is compliant with our Community Guidelines. If your User Content shows other people please keep in mind that their consent is needed for publishing such photos.
Your license to us and to other users of Beams
Your User Content will be used to run and to promote Beams on the Internet, Apps and whatever hardware will be used in the future to access such content. It will be accessible for anyone having access to the internet. Further, in case you gave an extra consent in the app, we will use User Content to distribute it under our name on third-party websites, in third-party apps or similar, e.g. streaming providers like Spotify, Podcast platforms or other services to promote and deliver content, so that internet users can access and use it not only inside Beams. If possible, we will name you as the copyright owner for your User Content with the text you entered in your Beams profile under the field “Name”.
You grant to us and our users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, save, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on Beams as described above.
Nothing in these Terms of Service restricts other legal rights we may have to User Content, for example under other licenses.
If your Beams account gets terminated or deactivated we will remove your User Content upon your request.
Our license to you
We grant you for the duration of this agreement the right to use our service as offered by us based on these Terms of Service. This license is non exclusive, revocable and non transferable.
Don’t be a jerk. We hope that asking for this should be enough to describe what we request from our users. Let us be more precise: We kindly have to ask you that any of your User Content has to be compliant with all relevant laws, esp. laws against hate speech, and does not violate third party rights. In addition, we ban User Content which is adult content (e.g. everything porn and not suitable for minors), promotion of commercial services or goods, political propaganda, spreading of fake news, or which harasses other people. We sincerely hope that we made it clear: To avoid legal problems we reserve the right to remove any User Content which in our discretion violates any laws or the Community guidelines or for which deletion, suspension (however they call it) has been requested by a court or a public authority.
You have feedback on Beams? Cool, bring it forward to us! If you choose to submit any feedback to us we are free to use it without any restriction or compensation to you. Basically we can do with it whatever we want, especially to improve Beams.
We reserve the right to update our software anytime and it might be needed to use the latest version to access Beams.
We offer Beams as it is and with the functionality we consider useful. We reserve the right to improve it, to change or - it might happen! - to remove it. Beams and your User Content are not only important to you but to us too. We therefore make reasonable efforts to keep Beams running 24/7 and to avoid the loss of data. But, you know, IT is IT, things could still go wrong. In this case we miss Beams too if it would be offline for a period of time and would mourn any loss of data with you but it might happen that your User Content is just gone. So please do not use Beams for the backup of data! Having said and considering this: Your and our liability is otherwise ruled by the applicable laws.
Your data is yours! Our business case is not to sell any personal data of our users. We will introduce some features which would enable us to earn money to further run and develop Beams but selling your personal data will not be part of it. Nevertheless, there might in the future be the need to transfer Beams to another company. Such transfer will only happen based on the relevant stipulations of the applicable laws with your consent as needed.
As Beams is run by a German company the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany apply exclusively. Always? Not always! This choice of law does not affect the applicability of mandatory consumer protection regulations applicable in the country in which you are resident.
Gee, what if a provision of these Terms of Service is invalid? We do not think that this might be the case but if this happens, then the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.