The easiest way to share
Follow curated users for
Capture great moments and
instantly share with followers
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with cool pixelated previews
Make Clipchat your own
5 seconds of you
What is Clipchat?
Clipchat is an awesome new way to share private, 5 second moments with friends. Take a video or a photo, select some friends, and tap send. They’ll be able to view it for 5 seconds, and then it’s gone forever!
Is Clipchat only for iPhone?
No, Clipchat is available on the App Store and Google Play.
How much does it cost?
It is absolutely free!
Why 5 seconds?
We think that 5 seconds is the perfect amount of time to share whatever it is you’re up to at that particular moment, without the receiver losing interest.
Do the messages really disappear?
Yes. After you’ve sent a message, it is completely deleted from your device. After the receiver has viewed the message, it is deleted from their device, and from our servers.
What about the pixelated thumbnails?
The pixelated thumbnails are there to give your inbox some personality, and can never be un-pixelated or enlarged. They will be deleted when you log out.
Can I change which push notifications I received?
You sure can. Tap “Settings” in the side menu to customize which push notifications you receive.
What is the picture beside my username?
That’s the pixelated thumbnail of the last message you’ve sent. It’s there to provide some dynamic color, without revealing what the message actually contained!
What is the blue number underneath my username?
That is the total number of message you’ve sent and received with Clipchat. Try and get this number as high as you can!
What is the blue number on each cell in my friends list?
That’s the total number of message you’ve sent to that user. With this you’ll be able to identify your closest Clipchat friends!
Can I delete messages from my inbox?
Yup, just swipe to the left on the message.
Can I report messages I receive?
Yes. If you receive an offensive message, please feel free to tap the report button (closest to the right). We will investigate the user’s account and ban them if need be.
Can I block a user?
Yes. You can block users from the Inbox or from your friends list.
How do I stop receiving messages from people who are not on my friends list?
Tap “Settings” in the menu, and tap “Only Friends”. Anyone you have not added to your friends list will not be able to send you messages.
How can I find people I know who are already using Clipchat?
We make it very easy to find which of your friends are already using Clipchat. Just go to the “Add Friends” screen, and either tap “Contacts” or “Facebook”. We’ll do the rest!
Can I share my username?
Go for it! Feel free to click “Twitter” or “Instagram” on the “Add Friends” screen to share your username from within Clipchat.
How can I keep track of new features and Clipchat updates?
Feel free to follow us at facebook.com/clipchat, or @clipchat on Twitter, Instagram and Vine! Or add us on Clipchat, our username is helloclipchat.
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Last Updated: April 10, 2013
Welcome to Clipchat, a service offered by Iddiction, Inc. (referred to as “the Company,” “we” or “us”). Please review these Terms of Service (TOS) carefully and contact us with any questions you may have. The terms "you" and "your" refer to the user of Clipchat services. By accessing or using Clipchat (“the Service”), you acknowledge, accept and agree to these TOS. If you do not agree to these TOS, you should not use the Service. The Company has the right to change the TOS in any way and at any time at it sole discretion. The Company will attempt to notify you of any changes in the TOS, but it is your responsibility to review these TOS so you are aware of any changes or updates. We will post any modifications on www.clipchat.com. You agree that you will be considered to have been given notice of any modifications once we post them to www.clipchat.com and that your continued use of the Service after such notice shall be deemed an acceptance of any changes.
The Service is intended for use by people who are 18 years of age or older. If you are between age 13 and age 18, you affirm that you are an emancipated minor or have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to use the Service, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in the TOS, and to abide by the TOS. If you are under age 13, you may not, under any circumstances or for any reason, use the Service.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE SERVICE
The Company grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable limited license to use and display the Service for your personal (or household) non-commercial use by any machine(s) of which you are the primary user. You agree not to use the Service for any other purpose, or to copy or distribute the content of the Service except as specifically allowed in this agreement.
The Service is intended to help you share messages, photos and videos with your friends. The Service uses a proprietary encryption method to enhance the security of your communications. However, you agree that no service is guaranteed against errors, hacking, or inadvertent or intentional disclosure. The Service has a Find Friends function. If you choose to Find Friends, you agree to let the Service upload the address book on your device to its servers where we store this data in a secure way to sync your contacts and find any of your friends who are already Clipchat users. The Service has a Share with Followers function. If you choose to use this function, you agree to let the Service deliver a message to another Clipchat user who is not in your address book and to display your profile to the recipient of the message. You agree that you consent to the receipt of any message delivered via this function, including for purposes of the CAN-SPAM Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act or any similar laws concerning the delivery of unsolicited messages, and you agree that there is no guarantee that the message that is delivered will meet your expectations, be appropriate, or accurate and free from errors.
LIMITS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE SERVICE
In addition to any other restrictions contained in the TOS, when using Service, you agree that you will not: 1) Use the Service for any purpose that is illegal, beyond the scope of the Service's intended use, or prohibited in the TOS; 2) Transmit, post or upload any nude or pornographic material; 3) Transmit, post or upload any violent, threatening, racially or ethnically offensive, discriminatory, hateful, defamatory, libelous or obscene material; 4) Transmit, post or upload any material that violates any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights; 5) Transmit, post or upload any harmful code or programs such as viruses, spyware, or bots; 6) Transmit, post or upload unsolicited or unwanted material such as spam, chain letters or pyramid schemes; 7) Take any action that imposes a disproportionately large load or excessive burden on the Service; 8) Take any action that compromises the security of the Service; 9) Interfere with or hinder the operation of the Service or any other individual's use of the Service; 10) Use any data mining or extraction methods in relation with the Service.
You agree that if you violate these TOS, including by having your messages or account reported by other users, or creating risk or possible legal exposure, the Company may, in its sole discretion, terminate your account. You agree that the Company is not responsible for the material posted on the Service and you use the Service at your own risk. We reserve the right to refuse access to the Service to anyone and/or to require forfeiture of any username or profile for any reason at any time. The Company also reserves the right to discontinue the Service or to change the content of the Service in any way and at any time, with or without notice to you, without liability.
To use the Service, you must create an account (username/password/email). You accept all responsibility for any activity that occurs while logged into your account and for making sure that your account information, including your username and password, is kept secure and safe. You agree to notify the Clipchat team immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org if your account information is compromised. You further agree that you will not sell, transfer, license or assign your account, friends, username, or any account rights. With the exception of people or businesses that are expressly authorized to create accounts on behalf of their employers or clients, you agree that you will not create an account for anyone other than yourself. You also represent that all information you provide or provided to the Service upon registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current and complete and you agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy.
Unless otherwise stated, all materials on the Clipchat Service, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials that appear as part of the Service, as well as their selection and arrangement are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of this content violates such laws and the TOS. The Company owns and retains all rights in the Service and the content created/uploaded by the Company (Clipchat Content). You agree that you will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Service the Clipchat Content and you will not reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the Service or the Clipchat Content. Except as expressly provided herein, the Clipchat team does not grant any express or implied rights to use the Clipchat Content. The Company respects others' intellectual property rights and holds its users to the same standards. Accordingly, you may not upload, post, send or transmit to or through the Service any materials that violate third party intellectual property rights. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove or disable access to any infringing material and to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of the United States and other applicable law. In addition, the Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate, limit or suspend the accounts of users who infringe any third party rights at any time.
By agreeing to these TOS, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company, its managing members, shareholders, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors and supplies from and against any and all complaints, charges, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to your use of the Service.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT, PROVIDED THEREUNDER, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND THE COMPANY HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON INFRINGEMENT. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SERVICE.
Except where prohibited by law, in no event will Iddiction, Inc. or any of its affiliated entities be liable for any indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages that result from: 1) the use of, or inability to use, the Service; 2) the performance of the services and materials available from the Service; or 3) the conduct of other users of the Service, even if Iddiction has been advised of the possibility of such damages. You assume complete responsibility for your use of the Service. Your only remedy against the Company for dissatisfaction with the Service or any content is to stop using the Service.
If, notwithstanding the TOS, Iddiction is found liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Service or any content, Iddiction, Inc.'s liability shall in no event exceed $1.00. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you, in which case, the Company’s liability to you will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. The limitations in this section shall survive any termination or expiration of your account or your use of the Service.
CONTROLLING LAW AND SEVERABILITY
SPECIAL NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS
The Service and the www.clipchat.com website are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are a user accessing the Clipchat Service or http://www.clipchat.com website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Service or www.clipchat.com website, which are governed by U.S. law, the TOS and the Clipchat Privacy Notice, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
The Iddiction team welcomes any comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions that you might have. Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
Last Updated: April 16, 2013
WHO WE ARE
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information You Give Us
When you register or create an account with Clipchat, we collect the following: name, username, password, and e-mail address. If you choose to use the "Find Friends" function of the Service, we will collect your Phone number and/or Facebook ID and transmit your address book data to our servers to tell which of your friends use our service and help you connect with them. When you upload photos or videos, we collect those.
Information Automatically Collected Through our Service
Information Collected on Clipchat.com
When you visit our website, some information is automatically collected, such as your computer's operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language, and the website you visited before our site.
Web Beacons. We may collect information using Web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our website. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.
When you send or receive messages using the Clipchat Service, we temporarily process and store your images and videos in order to provide our services. Although we attempt to delete image data as soon as possible after the message is received and opened by the recipient (and after a certain period of time if they do not open the message), we cannot guarantee that the message contents will be deleted in every case. For example, users may take a picture of the message contents with another imaging device or capture a screenshot of the message contents on the device screen. Consequently, we are not able to guarantee that your messaging data will be deleted in all instances. Messages, therefore, are sent at the risk of the user. We also log information about messages, including time, date, and who sent and received the message.
We also collect and use aggregated or de-identified information. We may also collect information from other sources and associate that with any of the information described above.
Information we collect is stored on servers in the U.S. and is subject to U.S. laws which may vary from laws in other countries.
OUR USE OF INFORMATION
Our use of personal information collected through our Service includes to:
- operate and improve our Service;
- understand you and your preferences to enhance your experience and enjoyment of our Service;
- respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
- send you related information, including confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
- communicate with you about promotions, products and services offered by Clipchat and our partners;
- link or combine with other personal information we get from third parties, to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
- protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity
OUR SHARING OF INFORMATION
Clipchat allows you to connect and share your messages with friends and find new friends. If the contact information you use to setup your Clipchat account is in another user’s address book, they can tell whether you are a Clipchat user when they sync their address book with Clipchat through the Find Friends feature. If you use the Share with Followers function, your username can be visible to a User who is not on your Friends List. Please be mindful of your own privacy needs as you choose who to connect with and what to share. We cannot control the privacy or security of information you choose to share with others. If you share information about others, we suggest you get consent from them.
We will tell a user who sends you a message when you open a message and when we detect that you have captured a screenshot of an image they send you. You can customize the configuration of notifications in the Settings menu.
Clipchat takes reasonable steps to help protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. There are a number of risks in transmitting any kind of data over the public Internet and no company can prevent every risk. Under no circumstances should you use the Clipchat service to transmit confidential or privileged information of any sort.
INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES
You can choose who you get messages from and who you block using controls in the Service. Anyone can send you a message by default but you can choose to only receive messages from people you add to your Friends list. To do this, go to the settings menu labeled "Only Friends" and select/deselect by tapping on the option labeled “Only friends can send me messages". You can also choose to block individual users from whom you do not wish to receive messages.
To opt-out of Flurry Analytics tracking used in our app visit http://www.flurry.com/user-opt-out.html.
To opt-out of cookie tracking on our site, most browser settings can be set to accept or reject cookies. Please note that opting out of cookies may affect our site functionality.