Welcome to SkyCred!

These Terms govern your use of the SkyCred mobile and web applications and experiences, and any other features, apps, technologies, software, products, or services offered by SkyCred, LLC (collectively, “SkyCred Products”, or “Products”), except where we expressly state that separate terms (and not these) apply.

1. Our Services

Our mission is to give aviators and aviation enthusiasts the power to build a stronger, more connected, more proficient aviation community. To help advance this mission, we provide the Products and services described below to you:

  • Provide a personalized experience for you
  • Your experience using SkyCred is entirely unique: including the activities, connections, messages, hangar, badges, ads, and other content you experience while using SkyCred. We use the data we have - for example, about the connections you make, the choices and settings you select, and what you share and do on and off our Products - to personalize your experience.

  • Connect you with people and organizations you care about
  • We help you find and connect with people, businesses, organizations, and others that matter to you across the SkyCred Products you use. We use the data we have to make suggestions for you and others - for example, groups to join, events to attend, people, businesses or organizations to follow or send a message to, and people you may want to connect with. By connecting you to other members of the aviation community, we believe we will all become stronger and more proficient.

  • Empower you to share your journey and communicate about what matters to you
  • There are many ways to express yourself on SkyCred and to communicate with others about what matters to you - for example, sharing your activities, photos, the planes you fly, your licenses, ratings and endorsements across the SkyCred Products you use, sending messages to a connection or several people, creating events or groups, or adding content to your profile.

  • Help you discover content, products, and services that may interest you
  • We show you ads, offers, and other sponsored content to help you discover content, products, and services that are offered by the many businesses and organizations that use SkyCred and other SkyCred Products. Our partners pay us to show their content to you, and we design our services so that the sponsored content you see is as relevant and useful to you as everything else you see on our Products.

  • Combat harmful conduct and protect and support our community
  • People will only build community on SkyCred if they feel safe and they feel that the community is helping them become a better aviator. We rely heavily on the community to police itself through the cred system, which you can learn more about below. In any case, and at our sole discretion, if we become aware of misuse of our Products, harmful conduct towards others, or any other conduct that is not aligned with our mission, we will take appropriate action - for example, removing content, blocking access to certain features, disabling an account, or contacting law enforcement.

  • Create a means of crowdsourcing validation of quality content, and positive community building through cred
  • Each registered user of SkyCred Products bears a numeric measure of the quality of their content, their level of engagement with the community, and, in some cases, their accomplishments as aviators. This numeric measure is referred to within SkyCred Products as cred. Cred can be earned by posting activities, having activities upvoted by the community, and completing certain challenges. Cred can be lost by having content downvoted by the community, downvoting other’s content, or having content flagged for removal by other community leaders that have earned a certain amount of cred. In general, the recipient of a downvote on their content loses more of their cred than the person downvoting the content. The reason the person downvoting content loses cred as well is to ensure the cost to their own cred is a consideration when downvoting others’ content. In any case, the assignment, incrementing or decrementing of cred is at the sole discretion of SkyCred - for example, we may choose to change the amount each user earns for posting content or we may choose to reduce a user’s cred based on their conduct on SkyCred Products.

  • Research ways to make our services better
  • We engage in research and collaborate with others to improve our Products. One way we do this is by analyzing the data we have and understanding how people use our Products.

  • Enable global access to our services
  • To operate our global service, we need to store and distribute content and data in our data centers and systems around the world, including outside your country of residence.

2. Our Privacy Policy

To provide these services, we must collect and use your personal data. We detail our practices in the Privacy Policy, which you must agree to in order to use our Products.

3. Your Commitments to SkyCred and Our Community

We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:

a. When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For that reason, you must:

  • Use the same name that you use in everyday life.
  • Provide accurate information about yourself.
  • Create only one account (your own) and use your timeline for personal purposes.
  • Not share your password, give access to your SkyCred account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).

b. We try to make SkyCred broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use SkyCred if:

  • You are under 13 years old.
  • You are a convicted sex offender.
  • We previously disabled your account for violations of our terms or policies.
  • You are prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.

c. What you can share and do on SkyCred

We want people to use SkyCred to share their aviation journey and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):

d. You may not use our Products to do or share anything:

  • That violates these Terms, our Community Standards, and other terms and policies that apply to your use of SkyCred.
  • That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
  • That infringes or violates someone else's rights.

e. You may not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.

f. You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.

We can remove content you share in violation of these provisions and, if applicable, we may take action against your account, for the reasons described below. We may also disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights.

To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.

g. The permissions you give us

We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:

  • Permission to use content you create and share:
  • You own the content you create and share on SkyCred and the other SkyCred Products you use, and nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.

    To provide our services, though, we need you to give us some legal permissions to use that content.

    Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights (like photos or videos) on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on SkyCred, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others such as service providers that support our service or other SkyCred Products you use.

  • Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content:
  • You give us permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions you have taken on SkyCred next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across our Products, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show your friends that you are interested in an advertised event or have upvoted content created by a brand that has paid us to display its ads on SkyCred.

    If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you represent that a parent or legal guardian also agrees to this section on your behalf.

  • Permission to update software you use or download:
  • If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install upgrades, updates, and additional features to improve, enhance, and further develop it.

h. Limits on using our intellectual property

If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share on SkyCred), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) with our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source license) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.

4. Additional provisions

a. Updating our Terms

We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.

We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the SkyCred community, contact us to delete your account at any time.

b. Account suspension or termination

If we determine that you have violated our terms or policies, we may take action against your account to protect our community and services, including by suspending access to your account or disabling it. We may also suspend or disable your account if you create risk or legal exposure for us or when we are permitted or required to do so by law. Where appropriate, we will notify you about your account the next time you try to access it.

If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and us, but the following provisions will remain in place: 3, 4.b-4.e

c. Limits on liability

We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided "as is," and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).

We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the SkyCred Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate liability arising out of or relating to these Terms or the SkyCred Products will not exceed the greater of $100 or the amount you have paid us in the past twelve months.

d. Disputes

We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, here is where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.

For any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the SkyCred Products ("claim"), you agree that it will be resolved exclusively in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin or a state court located in Waukesha County. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the State of Wisconsin will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

e. Other

  • These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and SkyCred, LLC regarding your use of our Products. They supersede any prior agreements.
  • Some of the Products we offer are also governed by supplemental terms. If you use any of those Products, supplemental terms will be made available and will become part of our agreement with you. For instance, if you access or use our Products for commercial or business purposes, such as buying ads, selling products, developing apps, managing a group or account for your business, or using our measurement services, you must agree to our Commercial Terms. To the extent any supplemental terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental terms shall govern to the extent of the conflict.
  • If any portion of these Terms are found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
  • You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.
  • These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
  • You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name you use in everyday life).
  • We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
  • We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

5. Other terms and policies that may apply to you

  • Community Standards
  • These guidelines outline our standards regarding the content you post to SkyCred and your activity on SkyCred and other SkyCred Products.

  • Commercial Terms
  • These terms apply if you also access or use our Products for any commercial or business purpose, including advertising, operating an app on our Platform, using our measurement services, managing a group or a business account, or selling goods or services.

  • Advertising Policies
  • These policies specify what types of ad content are allowed by partners who advertise across the SkyCred Products.

  • Business Accounts, Groups and Events Policy
  • These guidelines apply if you create or administer a business account, group, or event, or if you use SkyCred to communicate or administer a promotion.

If you have questions about this policy, you can contact us at legal@skycred.io.

Policy last updated: 04/07/2019