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    Beamster - currently in beta - is the first true location-based messaging app in the world.

    It is a social, local, mobile instant messenger that lets you communicate with your Facebook friends and other people in your area. Additionally, you can beam yourself anywhere in the world to join a local chat.

    With Beamster, you can

    There are various privacy settings: You can login with Facebook, but hide your last name. Additionally, when using your true location, you can blurr your true location.

    Beamster is currently in silent BETA TEST mode.

    If you have any question or suggestions, please send an email to info [at] beamster.com

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    Summary

    Beamster operates a platform for which most of the content (mostly chat messages) is provided by members. You are responsible for your login credentials and for all messages you post. You may not post any illegal or harmful content. While Beamster may sporadically screen messages posted by members, Beamster is not responsible for the messages posted by users. Non-compliance may result in termination or suspension without warning.

    Beamster's liability is strictly limited.

    Consent

    The Website "Beamster.com", the Facebook app "Beamster", as well as the mobile apps for various platforms (the "App") is owned by Beamster, a company currently in the process of being incorporated.

    By using the App, you agree to these terms of use ("Terms & Conditions"). In case you do not agree with the Terms & Conditions, please do not use the App.

    You must familiarize yourself with the details of our Privacy Statement and Code of Conduct. These Terms & Conditions, together with the Privacy Statement and the Code of Conduct, constitute the entire agreement between you and Beamster ("Agreement").

    App - use and access

    The services offered by Beamster are for adults only. You must be at least 18 years old when using the App. In the event that applicable legislation provides that you need to be older than 18 to be legally allowed to use this App, the minimum age stipulated in such legislation shall apply.

    You must provide correct, accurate and true information that is not misleading, and that you will promptly update it in the case of any changes. You declare that the information you provided does not infringe any rights of third parties.

    Beamster may block users at any time whenever (there is a serious risk that) you violate these Terms & Conditions. Such termination or suspension can take place without prior notice.

    Obligations for members

    Any use of the App must be in accordance with applicable laws. You must not use the App when applicable laws do not allow you to do so.

    In case of a criminal offence committed by a member, Beamster may transfer that member's personal data to the competent authorities, when necessary, and without prior notification to the member concerned. More information on how we treat your personal data can be found in our Privacy Statement.

    You may not use this App to sell any goods or services, or distribute any promotional materials without explicit permission of Beamster.

    You must abide by the Code of Conduct when using the App.

    Content posted by members

    Beamster is a place where you can meet people and chat with them. Keeping it a safe and friendly environment is important both for you and for us.

    You are responsible for all information you post on Beamster.

    In particular:

    Note! The App may contain content that you might find objectionable.
    Beamster has the right, but not the obligation, to screen members and the content they post on the App, and to monitor disputes between members.
    Beamster has the right to delete any user content on the App, if it does not comply with the Terms & Conditions, or is harmful to the company or any third party.

    Safety

    If you post and/or disclose to other members any confidential or sensitive information about yourself then you do so entirely at your own risk.

    The use of logins, passwords and/or other entry codes (hereinafter referred to as "login data") is the sole responsibility of the user. The user is required to maintain the confidentiality and security of the login data. The user is required to immediately inform Beamster of a breach or abuse of login data by sending an e-mail to abuse@beamster.com.

    You agree to take reasonable precautions when you interact with other members, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person. In addition, you agree to review our Code of Conduct before you start using the App.

    You are required to report in a timely manner any illegal content found on Beamster by clicking the 'Report abuse' button. If Beamster considers your complaint to be justified, any offending content will be removed (text, images, information or data) as soon as possible. Illegal activities can be reported to the proper authorities.

    Liability

    The App is merely a platform for members to post information about themselves and to allow members to chat with other members. While the infrastructure of the App is provided by Beamster, most of the content is provided by the members. Beamster cannot be held responsible for any behaviour of its members or if its services do not meet your expectations. Beamster provides no explicit or implied guarantees on the reliability, safety or continuity of this service.

    Beamster has no control over the quality, compatibility or safety of members or over the truthfulness, accuracy or completeness of any messages sent on the App. You acknowledge that, despite the prohibitions set out in these Terms and Conditions, messages and content available on the App may be inaccurate or deceptive.

    Even though Beamster takes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the App is operational and free from errors, the nature of the Internet in general and software in particular do not allow to provide a continuous and error-free operation.

    In no event shall Beamster be liable for any indirect or consequential damages arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the App, including (without limitation) emotional distress, loss of opportunities, loss of data, loss of time spent and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other members you meet through our App.

    The above disclaimers and limitations of liability do not apply in case of gross negligence, fraud or willful negligence on behalf of Beamster. If allowed by applicable law, liability for bodily injury and death shall also be excluded.

    You agree to indemnify us against all third party claims (including legal fees paid on our behalf) arising from and/or relating to your use of the App, information and/or other material posted on the App by you and/or arising from or due to any breach of contract.

    Intellectual property rights

    You warrant and represent that the information posted in your profile is posted by you and that you are the sole author of your profile. When you enter data that is meant to be viewable to the other members, including but not limited to text, pictures, images, drawings or graphics for a profile, a photo description, etc, you grant Beamster an unlimited license to disseminate, use, process, translate or modify this data.

    Trademarks, logos, graphics, pictures, animations, videos and text appearing on www.beamster.com are the intellectual property of Beamster and cannot be reproduced, used, published, distributed, sold or displayed without the express prior written permission of Beamster.

    The Agreement shall be governed by Austrian law, without reference to its conflict of law rules. In case of any dispute concerning the Agreement or the use of the App, the courts of Salzburg, Austria, will have jurisdiction.

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    The Website "Beamster.com", the Facebook app "Beamster", as well as the mobile apps for various platforms (the "App"), a company currently in the process of being incorporated.

    This Privacy Statement was created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your right to privacy and data protection. Beamster processes your personal data with every reasonable safeguard for your protection and in conformity with this Privacy Statement and with the strict rules of Austrian and European data protection legislation.

    This Privacy Statement is a part of Beamster's� Terms & Conditions and should be read carefully. It specifies your rights and explains how you can exercise them. Any use of the App and app implies the acceptance of the entire Privacy Statement.

    Types of personal data we use within Beamster

    Your Facebook ID, your name, your gender, age range. This data is part of the "General Information" privided by Facebook. Additionally we are asking for your email, however herewith we certify that we only use this email to send you occasional info messenges from Beamster and we will NOT pass on your email to any 3rd parties.

    Public information uploaded by you:
    Information in your profile (basic infomation)
    Messages sent to other users.

    Private information uploaded by you:
    Settings and administrative data such as your username and password.
    Your settings from the Beamster Settings menu (i.e. your Status Message).

    History and logs:
    Time, date and URL of all Beamster pages visited by you.
    The searches you perform on the App.
    Technical information regarding your Internet browser and computer.

    After login, you can provide us with information about a status message about yourself.

    If you choose to give additional information about yourself, you explicitly give us permission to use that information as described in this Privacy Statement.

    What do we do with your personal data?

    We use your personal data to:

    By registering on the App, you acknowledge and agree that the profile data and other information that you provide, including sensitive personal data, may be accessed from countries outside Austria. Please note that countries outside Europe may have lower standards of data protection than Austria.

    How your personal data is shared with third parties

    Third parties can access all information intended to be made public by you, under the conditions specified in your privacy settings.

    Your e-mail address is never shared by us with any third party.

    Statistical or anonymous information about our users can be disclosed for marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, we never disclose information that could be used to personally identify you.

    We never share any of your other personal data with any third party, unless you give your explicit permission. We may, however, provide access to your personal data in case of illegal use, when we receive orders from legal authorities or to protect our rights.

    Cookies and web bugs

    The App uses cookies to identify you as a user of the App, to remember your preferred language and to facilitate navigation on the App. You can disable cookies in your Internet browser, although some parts of the App will no longer function correctly if you do so.

    Storage term and location

    Beamster applies the following storage terms:
    Information uploaded by you: stored during a period of 6 months after you delete this information, or delete your account. (Note: you can delete your account at any time. If you do not log in on your account during a period of 6 months, your account can be deleted automatically.)
    History and logs: stored during a period of 6 months after the history item or log event was created.
    Cookies: cookies used on the App have a maximum lifetime of 100 days.
    Your personal data may be stored in a country outside the EU.

    Security measures

    The security measures put in place on Beamster prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Beamster uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. While "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, our technical experts at Beamster work hard to ensure your online safety.

    Your rights

    You can get access to your personal data (i.e. your status message) free of charge (and correct it, or have it corrected, where relevant). Please promptly update your information if it changes. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on this App so that you are always aware of the information that we store, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Modified versions will take effect thirty (30) days after being published on the App.

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    Beamster Code of Conduct

    All participants using Beamster need to follow the guidelines laid out on this Code of Conduct. If you feel threatened by a user, or if you want to report any inappropriate behaviour by a user, you can report a user using the report form, and we will follow up with the user, and if necessary we block the user from using Beamster.

    Thank you.

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    Q: What is Beamster?
    A: Beamster is an Instant Messaging app that sends and receives instant messages based on your location. Your location can be your true location, or any location on earth, where you want to beam yourself to.

    Q: How far do my messages travel?
    A: Your messages in Beamster travel as far as the "range" is set in your profile. This can be from a couple of feet/meter, to up to 1000 miles/km. Any person using Beamster within this range having a range him/herself that includes your location, can receive your messages.

    Q: What is "beaming"?
    A: "Beaming", is a term from Star Trek, where a person or object is converted into an energy pattern (a process called dematerialization), then "beam" it to a target, where it is reconverted into matter (rematerialization).

    In Beamster, a person is not actually dematerialized or rematerialized! "Beaming" in Beamster, is manually setting a location on a map. After you set a location on a map, you appear to other users as "beamed", and you will send and receive messages based on this new location.

    Q: Do other users see my location?
    A: Other users only see your true location on a map if you manually set blurr value to 0 and uncheck the "Hide on map checkbox".

    Q: What can I do to hide my true location to other users.
    A: There are several ways to hide your true location on a map.

    Q: When accessing www.beamster.com from my mobile browser I am getting a certificate warning "the name of the site does not match the name on the certificate".
    A: This is a known issue. Android Browser on Android 2.3 and older versions does not support Server Name Indication; each IP address needs its own certificate. The client side workaround is to install Opera or buy a new device that runs Android 4. The server side workaround is to request and install a certificate with a subjectAltName for each hostname hosted on that IP.

    If you have any additional question or suggestion, please send an email to info [at] beamster.com.

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    The services offered by Beamster are for adults only. You must be at least 18 years old when using the App.

    Making your Location visible to others is a touchy subject. To make sure that your location cannot be used to find you by people you don't want to be found, we added a feature to the Privacy Settings menu: There is a option "Location Blurring", which is set by default to 200 feet, which you can use to blurr your location by up to 1000 feet.

    Additionally there is an option "Hide my location on a map". Using this setting other people would not see your location at all. They would only see that you are within a certain distance.

    Furthermore, you can enable "Block all anonymous users" from the chat. Enabling this option, anonymous user are not able to communicate with you.

    In general, anonymous users are not able to see the map view. We added this "feature", to encourage users to use the Facebook Id to login to Beamster.

    Beamster is designed to be a fun service and to meet new people, and it might happen that you arrange an offline meeting with someone.

    If you do so, be smart and apply common sense. Here are a few guidelines we advice you to follow:

    Good luck - after all - Beamster should be a fun service.

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    Developer / API

    There will be an API (Application Programmer Interface) for developers to create their your own Beamster enabled client apps as well as to enhance existings apps with location-based chat functionality.

    The API, sandbox environment, and sample clients will be available on this page soon.

    Please send us an email to be informed as soon as the API is ready to be used: api [at] beamster.com.

    Stay tuned!

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