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mysquare helps in the discovery of new people, trends and news based on location. mysquare users choose a square that’s theirs - it’s essentially a piece of the map they own, and it gives them the the opportunity to publish their own content, and associate it with a location relevant to them. People can explore maps by scrolling through locations and making searches.

To start with, mysquare focuses on Instagram content, which is why you need an Instagram account to select a square. The plan is to open this up so that each square becomes as unique as its owner, and ownership requires only a mysquare account.

The mysquare map is digital real estate - so users own their square. Like in the real world, location and development opportunities are key. Naturally it makes sense for users to pick somewhere relevant to them - e.g. their home town, or for shop owners their shop location. People want to hear and learn about local activities so it’s wise to keep it close to home.

Registration for a square requires an Instagram account right now. So if you are keen to pick a square you will need to register there first. We plan to change this in the future - but if you wait you might lose your ideal spot.

We are also opening up cities and countries stage by stage. So if your local area isn't unlocked, you can be notified when it is - and be one of the first to get a square there.

mysquare exists to help share insights, trends and content. The internet has opened this up on a global scale, and now we want to help everyone discover it on a local and personal basis. mysquare allows you to search topics (with hashtags) and people based on a mapped location. So you can see what is trending, who posts about topics you are interested in and also get insight into what people like to share.

At this early stage, we are focused on Instagram content and hashtag search. As the content opportunities expand, so will the search and discovery ones.

Privacy and Terms

Basic Terms

  1. mysquare is a platform that allows you to connect and share your content from other service providers. Therefore all of the content shared must match the individual policies of the platforms that you are choosing to connect your content from. Once mysquare introduces native publishing services then our own guidelines will be set.
  2. You are responsible for any activity that occurs through your account. You agree not to transfer or licence your account to any third party without express agreement by mysquare. With the exception of people or businesses that are expressly authorized to create accounts on behalf of their employers or clients, mysquare prohibits the creation of and 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 mysquare 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.
  3. You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other mysquare users.
  4. You are responsible for keeping your password secret and secure.
  5. You must not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and you must not post private or confidential information via the Service, including, without limitation, your or any other person's credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.
  6. You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the Service and your Content (defined below), including but not limited to, copyright laws.
  7. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, links and other content or materials (collectively, "Content") that you submit, post or display on or via the Service.
  8. You must not create or submit unwanted email, comments, likes or other forms of commercial or harassing communications (a/k/a "spam") to any mysquare users.
  9. You must not interfere or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any mysquare page is rendered or displayed in a user's browser or device.
  10. You must comply with the values of mysquare's Community Guidelines:
    1. Share only content that you’ve taken or have the right to share.
    2. Post content that is appropriate for a diverse audience.
    3. Foster meaningful and genuine interactions.
    4. Follow the law.
    5. Respect other members of the mysquare community.
    6. Be thoughtful when posting newsworthy events.
  11. You must not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.
  12. You must not attempt to restrict another user from using or enjoying the Service and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Use or any other mysquare terms.
  13. Violation of these Terms of Use may, in mysquare's sole discretion, result in termination of your mysquare account. You understand and agree that mysquare cannot and will not be responsible for the Content posted on the Service and you use the Service at your own risk. If you violate the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for mysquare, we can stop providing all or part of the Service to you.

General Conditions

  1. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service or your access to the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time, and without liability to you. You can terminate your mysquare account by logging into the Service and deleting it in User Settings. If we terminate your access to the Service or you choose to terminate your account, your photos, comments, likes, friendships, and all other data will no longer be accessible through your account (e.g., users will not be able to navigate to your username and view your photos), but those materials and data may persist and appear within the Service (e.g., if your Content has been reshared by others).
  2. Upon termination, all licenses and other rights granted to you will immediately cease.
  3. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms of Use and guidelines from time to time. Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, we will provide reasonable advance notice before the Updated Terms become effective.
  4. We reserve the right to refuse access to the Service to anyone for any reason at any time.
  5. We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username for any reason.
  6. We may, but have no obligation to, remove, edit, block, and/or monitor Content or accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion violates these Terms of Use.
  7. You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of the Service, whether online or offline. You agree that mysquare is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any user. mysquare reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor or become involved in disputes between you and other users. Exercise common sense and your best judgment when interacting with others, including when you submit or post Content or any personal or other information.
  8. There may be links from the Service, or from communications you receive from the Service, to third-party web sites or features. There may also be links to third-party web sites or features in images or comments within the Service. The Service also includes third-party content that we do not control, maintain or endorse.
  9. You agree that you are responsible for all data charges you incur through use of the Service.

Rights

  1. mysquare does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you hereby grant to mysquare a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service.
  2. Some of the Service is supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions, and you hereby agree that mysquare may place such advertising and promotions on the Service or on, about, or in conjunction with your Content. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you.
  3. You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.
  4. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the Service or otherwise have the right to grant the rights and licenses set forth in these Terms of Use; (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the Service does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights; (iii) you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed by reason of Content you post on or through the Service; and (iv) you have the legal right and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use in your jurisdiction.
  5. The mysquare name and logo are trademarks of mysquare, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of mysquare. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of mysquare, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from mysquare.
  6. Although it is mysquare's intention for the Service to be available as much as possible, there will be occasions when the Service may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment. Also, mysquare reserves the right to remove any Content from the Service for any reason, without prior notice. Content removed from the Service may continue to be stored by mysquare, including, without limitation, in order to comply with certain legal obligations, but may not be retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, mysquare encourages you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, mysquare is not a backup service and you agree that you will not rely on the Service for the purposes of Content backup or storage. mysquare will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services, or the loss of any Content. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of Content or other information may not be secure.
  7. You agree that mysquare is not responsible for, and does not endorse, Content posted within the Service. mysquare does not have any obligation to prescreen, monitor, edit, or remove any Content. If your Content violates these Terms of Use, you may bear legal responsibility for that Content.
  8. We will not be liable for any use or disclosure of Content. You acknowledge and agree that your relationship with mysquare is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other type of special relationship, and that your decision to submit any Content does not place mysquare in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public, including with regard to your Content. None of your Content will be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of mysquare, and mysquare will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Content you provide.
  9. It is mysquare's policy not to accept or consider content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials other than those we have specifically requested and to which certain specific terms, conditions and requirements may apply. This is to avoid any misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we have developed or are developing independently. Accordingly, mysquare does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas, and takes no responsibility for any materials or ideas so transmitted. If, despite our policy, you choose to send us content, information, ideas, suggestions, or other materials, you further agree that mysquare is free to use any such content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials, for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing and marketing products and services, without any liability or payment of any kind to you.

Reporting Copyright and Other IP Violations

  1. We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.
  2. If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.

Limitation of Liability; Waiver

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE mysquare PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: (A) THE SERVICE; (B) THE mysquare CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; (D) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE; (E) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE mysquare PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY'S USE OF THE SERVICE; (F) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (G) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICE'S OPERATION; OR (H) ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER'S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE mysquare PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE SERVICE). IN NO EVENT WILL THE mysquare PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE mysquare PARTIES TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OR ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED EUROS (€100.00).

YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF mysquare's ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, SERVICE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE mysquare PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE mysquare PARTIES.

mysquare IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

Indemnification

You (and also any third party for whom you operate an account or activity on the Service) agree to defend (at mysquare's request), indemnify and hold the mysquare Parties harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any of the following (including as a result of your direct activities on the Service or those conducted on your behalf): (i) your Content or your access to or use of the Service; (ii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; (iv) your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances or orders of any governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including, without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities; or (v) any misrepresentation made by you. You will cooperate as fully required by mysquare in the defense of any claim. mysquare reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of mysquare.

Governing Law

mysquare is based at betahaus Berlin, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin and is governed by German law.

FAQ

What is mysquare

mysquare is a publishing platform that helps in the discovery of new people, trends and news based on location. mysquare users choose a Square that’s theirs - it’s essentially a piece of the map they own, and it gives them the the opportunity to publish their own content, and associate it with a location relevant to them. People can explore maps by scrolling through locations and making searches.

How do I get a square

Click on the registration button and follow the instructions. You can only get a Square if you have an Instagram account at this moment. We hope to integrate other platforms at a later stage.

Why would I want a square

To give your content greater reach, be more searchable and also be location relevant. You also own your own digital real estate, so each square is unique, and will have opportunities to develop that too, as mysquare grows.

Why is mysquare in beta?

We’ve only just launched and are in the early phases of mysquare. We’ve got some big plans but want to build and learn from the community that are keen to use it. We will be opening up new locations as we grow, as well as adding more features.

Reporting a user / square.

If you have a concern over the content or behaviour of a user then send us a comment (below) and link to that square / content and we will look into it as soon as possible.

Forgotten password?

If you signed in with Instagram or Facebook then your password is the same there. If you forgot that then you need to organise a new password directly on their platforms. If you forgot the password for your email address on mysquare then send us an email to help@mysquare.world.

How can I get updates about mysquare?

The best way to get updates is to add your email address to your account to receive newsletters and also like our page on Facebook

Why can I only get a square in Berlin?

We are just getting started and want to see and hear how people use the site before going global. So if you are here right now you are an earlybird - congratulations. When selecting your square, you can search outside of Berlin and choose to receive a notification when that area is available / unlocked.

What is the vision for mysquare?

mysquare exists to help share insights, trends and content. The internet has opened this up on a global scale, and now we want to help everyone discover it on a local and personal basis, limiting the control of algorithims and paid search. We want to encapsulate all content so that each square is a simple, useful publishing platform for them.

How is my content used?

We work in a similar way to Instagram - because at the moment this is where all mysquare content comes from. By linking your account, anyone searching the site can view your images. They also have the ability to share a link to this content on mysquare - which can increase the impact of what you post. Read our T&Cs for more specifics on content ownership here.

How can I advertise / market through mysquare?

As we are in beta we haven’t yet developed a platform for marketers. However, our vision for mysquare is to integrate interesting, creative and relevant content for our users. So if you are a brand that thinks you have a great idea of how to use the platform, get in touch with jon@mysquare.world

How do I quit or leave mysquare?

We’re sorry if you’re thinking of leaving. We have big plans so we’d love it if you stick with us a bit longer. If you do decide to leave however, go to your Account Settings and at the bottom of your profile is a button to cancel your account.

For anything else just contact us via the box below.

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