We know parents are ridiculously busy, increasingly mobile, and generally just want things to work.
That's why we've developed Famigo.com and the Famigo apps.
They're both simply designed to make your life a whole lot easier and a bit more fun.
The Famigo star rating is different than the ones you find in the app markets. Our five stars are assigned based on how well an app is designed for families.
How is the Famigo Family Rating determined?
Our trained team of app reviewers fills out a lengthy questionnaire for each app that will algorithmically determine its star rating.
This questionnaire addresses: ease of use, educational value, level of entertainment, family-friendliness and appropriateness for all ages.
Our review process was developed from extensive research and feedback from parents like you.
You'll only find apps rated 3 stars or higher on Famigo.com.
Although we do review apps that receive lower than 3 stars, we only bring the top-notch stuff to your attention. We know you don't have the time to sort through the rest.
Check out Famigo's Promises to see how we're working to find the best apps, create the best resources, and develop the best tools for families.
Famigo's vision is simple: mobile technology should simply “work” for families.
Famigo provides a platform for families to safely discover, manage, and enjoy content and apps on smartphones and tablets. We want everyone from toddlers to grandmothers to have successful interactions every time they use a smartphone or tablet in a family setting.
Smartphones and tablets have penetrated the consumer market faster than any other electronic device, and it's been difficult for families and media companies to keep up with the blistering pace of the mobile media economy.
The result is that families struggle with the day to day management of mobile content and mobile devices. The modern family runs multiple devices with different operating systems and differing form factors. In fact, their mobile device management problems rival that of many small companies, and Dad ends up being the IT manager while Mom is the family CFO.
Famigo has built an enterprise-class solution for content and device management just for families. We take into account differences in age, mobile device type, and even account for the way families make purchases. We're the champion of families.
Our investors make everything we do possible. Our thanks are never-ending, from solid advice to continued funding, Famigo wouldn't exist if it weren't these organizations that have placed faith in our team and our work.
Silverton is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on Texas-based companies. Their culture is people-driven which leads them to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are committed to attacking growth markets with proprietary products or services.
Capital Factory is an early-stage accelerator program for tech startups that provides a small amount of seed capital and weekly mentoring sessions by entrepreneurs who have founded successful companies
Sometimes we need to bounce ideas off of someone that doesn't live, breathe and dream about Famigo every waking moment of the day and night. It's invaluable to get someone else's take on the projects we have in the works. Our advisors provide insight from years as high-ranking executives within relevant industries.
This program recognizes developers who create delightful, family-friendly apps that have passed through our rigorous review process with flying stars (literally).
By awarding stellar developers with the Famigo APProved badge, we make it easier for families to find the truly great apps that are so easily lost in the crowded markets.
We honestly get incredibly excited when we review a beautifully designed and clearly lovingly crafted app. If you think your app will be the talk of our office, send an email to email@example.com.
APProved Apps are based on the criteria below:
As a team of developers, we absolutely love meeting and working with other developers.
Whether you want to let us know about your awesome new project, are interested in sharing your app with our audience, or simply want to give us your ping-pong secrets, we're all ears. Feel free to contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families are searching for great content, are you being discovered?
Escape the mess of the app markets. Famigo is where parents come to easily find awesome new apps for their families. If you're seeking a family audience, you've come to the right place.
We offer a bunch of different ways to promote family-friendly apps, both on Famigo.com and within the Famigo apps.
Check out our media kit to explore your options.
And if you're interested in finding in finding different ways to work with us, we're interested in talking to you! Send us a note at email@example.com.
There’s lots of talk about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), but do you really understand how the law works? Below is a guide containing 10 questions that every developer should ask him or herself over the next couple weeks in order to conduct an internal COPPA audit and ensure compliance. Click the button below to download our free 10 step guide on how to be COPPA compliant. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.
Famigo is 100% COPPA compliant and always has been. Long before media outlets spilled barrels of ink exposing deceptive online information collection practices, we made a promise to all families:
Famigo will never, never distribute your information without your direct permission.
We made this promise and all of Famigo's Promises because it's the right thing to do. As we like to say, "What's good for families is good for Famigo," and we can't imagine what's more important to families than protecting the privacy of our children.
There’s lots of talk about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), but do you really understand how the law works? Below is a guide containing 10 questions that every developer should ask him or herself over the next couple weeks in order to conduct an internal COPPA audit and ensure compliance. Click the button below to download our free 10 step guide on how to be COPPA compliant. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the primary goal of COPPA is to put parents in control of the information that is collected from their children (defined as under 13 years of age) online. We extend this privacy protection to any user, regardless of age.
In order to understand COPPA, you must understand the distinction between two types of information. "Personally Identifiable Information" (PII) is information that can be linked to you or your child, e.g. email addresses and credit card numbers. You will always know when we collect this kind of information because you, the parent, will choose when/if to provide it.
"Non Personally Identifiable Information" (Non-PII) is information such as the type of operating system or web browser that you use. Non-PII information is used to improve the user's Famigo experience, e.g. by generating app recommendations appropriate for the types of devices your family owns. This information is collected periodically, and is always collected anonymously.
|COPPA Requirement||Famigo's Solution|
|Provide notice to parents and obtain consent before collecting personal information from children.||We only collect personally identifiable information that parents choose to provide. We'll always prompt you before we ask to collect this information.|
|Allow parents to consent to the collection of information for internal use without consenting to its distribution to third parties.||We do not allow third-party companies to solicit or advertise to our users.|
|Provide parents access to their child's information to review and/or have it deleted.||To do so, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Give parents the opportunity to prevent further collection of their child's information.||Again, the only PII information we collect is what you provide. The parent is always in control.|
|Maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and security of the information collected from children.||We do this for all data, no matter the user age, and we take the security of all of our data very seriously.|
We have all of the usual legal documents and Terms of Service agreements (you know, all that tiny text you scroll through in order to checkmark the "I've read and accept..." at the end). We realize that no one reads those (except lawyers) and generally the only purpose they serve is to keep lawyers happy. (They actually really enjoy reading and writing them!)
But what we're really interested in is keeping you and your family happy, so we want to make sure you know what to expect from Famigo.
Our Golden Rule: What's good for families is good for Famigo.
Everything that we do will be in the best interest of families and we/ll treat you like we would our families and friends (and don't worry, we absolutely love our families and friends!). We're a great big Famigo family!
Inspired by our Golden Rule, and free of any indecipherable lawyer-speak, here are the promises that the Famigo family makes to your family:
Famigo will always work to bring families together.
Too many things (specifically our gadgets) are creating very separate lives for each member of our families. We're trying to bring families together through, around and within technology, and everything we create is built to serve this specific purpose.
Famigo will only share the very best content.
There's a lot of junk out there that is either terribly made or not made for families. Our function is to bring the great stuff to your attention, not the bad. This is the stuff we share with our own family and friends, and we want you to know how awesome it is too. At the same time, we'll let you know about the really bad stuff you should avoid. (We're talking about technology here, not food. We're huge fans of ice cream and tacos; that will never be bad stuff in our eyes.)
Famigo will always be relevant.
We will never create anything without a purpose. From our products to our blog posts, everything will have meaning and be valuable to families and all of their members. Our driving passion is based in making family-friendly content easy for families to find, why would we add to the clutter by creating irrelevant anything?
Famigo will be entertaining.
Or, at the very least, try our hardest. We think we're pretty funny most of the time.
Famigo will listen to you.
We want to help families, and even though we all have families, and like to think of ourselves as a family, we know that every family is different. We want to know what makes your family unique, what entertains you and what brings you together. Your opinions and thoughts are absolutely invaluable to us. Nobody knows your family better than you, so tell us about you guys!
Famigo will never lecture you.
We're not your parents. (Unless, for some reason, our children are reading this some day, in which case, yes, we are. Go to bed, or do your homework, or whatever it is that you should be doing!) Our purpose isn't to tell anyone what to do or how to do it. We're working to give you the tools to make your family an awesome team. How/when/where/why you use them is up to you. We just promise to make everything we create as useful to your family as possible, the incredible things that you do with these tools are up to you.
Famigo will be reasonable in our views.
We will never be the harbingers of doom, there's no point in that (and doom is really just a sad word, why not harbingers of joy or unicorns maybe...). Everyone knows there are bad things in the world. What it comes down to is how we go about dealing with those things and solving any problems that we find. We'll never bring up this stuff to scare you, only so we can work together to find a solution.
Famigo will never, never distribute your information without your direct permission.
This is the most lawyer-y of all our promises, but one that we think is very important. Know that Famigo will never use your or your family's information in any way that you don't explicitly approve of. There's nothing to be gained from this sort of shady business and there's no way it can be good for families, meaning both the Famigo family and yours. We're all in this together.
Famigo actually believes all of the above.
Honestly, from our family to yours, we promise all of the above.
Famigo is the passion, purpose and product of these six fine looking folks.
Our team was founded by a former Nickelodeon exec, a metrics crazed neuroscientist and a software genius (who also happens to be a dad).
They've since been joined by three more Famigo friends who love everything fun and family-friendly. And robots and tacos, those are pretty delightful too.
We're highly engaged, super responsive, incredibly friendly and we want to welcome you to the Famigo Family.
Q Beck co-founded Famigo during the 2nd semester of his MBA program. Prior to business school, he spent 9 years in the film industry as a development and production executive for numerous companies, including Nickelodeon and DreamWorks. He earned a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
At Famigo, Douglas writes a wide variety of software (web, mobile, API, whatever), and also keeps the hamsters inside of our servers from overheating. He thinks a lot about the way we build software and how we can make processes faster and more fun. In addition to the software thing, Douglas is a musician, photographer and dabbler in anything that transmits electrons through wires or the air.
A native of Scranton, PA, Matt holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University, an MBA from the College of Charleston, and is taking a leave of absence from the University of Texas School of Law in order to focus all his attention on Famigo. Previously, Matt worked as an Outward Bound sailing instructor and elementary school teacher before co-founding two dropout prevention programs in Charleston, South Carolina. Matt does a little bit of everything at Famigo.
Alex, father of 7 kids under 16, has over 20 years of software experience, with the most recent decade-or-so spent working with customers and partners to create awesome, value-driving solutions. He has worked at Alcatel-Lucent/Motive, Sprint and Intel and has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Alex is a Famigo investor and board member. When home, Alex enjoys product testing Famigo and partner apps with his kids, with a continuous need to "pass back" his phone!
Raised in Austin, TX, John has always bled orange and is a graduate from The University of Texas with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He helps out the Famigo Team with the Android App and anything else that comes his way. When not at the office, he loves water sports and hanging out with family and friends.
Kegan is from Houston but currently calls Austin home as he works on his Advertising degree at the University of Texas. Before Famigo, Kegan operated and advertised for a garage sale service company. He's a proud member of our business development, social media and SEO teams. When he's not reviewing apps you can find him dominating the office ping-pong table.
A recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, Ariel earned a B.A. in American Studies with an English minor. At Famigo she hopes to learn everything there is to know about the mobile tech industry. Outside of work, she belongs to the National Karaoke League and spends hours looking for the perfect puppy to call her own.
You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child?
Well, the same can be said for a small family-based company.
Famigo is our kid, but we've found a few moms and dads that want to help us raise it to become a well-rounded, family powered and community centric tool that is dependable and super useful for parents and families everywhere.
These dedicated moms and dads make up what we refer to as the Famigo Parent Advisory Board. They're parents who have decided to take Famigo under their wing and spread the word about the great things that Famigo has in the works.
As members of the P.A.B. these parents advise Famigo as to what products and ideas work and what doesn't for families and how we can become an invaluable resource that is made by families, for families.
In a former life, Carissa Rogers was a molecular biologist. In her current life, she is the chief researcher of bloggy karma, parenting dos (and some don'ts), new recipes, and for spice she pretends to be a photographer. She started blogging in February of 2008 and publishes her good & crazy thoughts on GoodNCrazy.com. Also find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Andy Robertson is a videogame expert who specializes in family gaming. He writes for The Telegraph, The Times, the BBC and runs the GeekDad blog for Wired. He produces the Family Gamer TV show, published on Wired, that offers parents a space to learn and engage with videogames without hype or jargon. He speaks about videogames and culture regularly on Radio 4's You and Yours program, Greenbelt and at TEDx 2012.
He produces alternative responses to videogames on his Game People website. These take the form of songs, plays, comedies and art that offer a playful and creative way to engage with videogames. The work has appeared nationally in both newspapers and television. Along these lines, his Family Gamer TV show, published on Wired, offers parents a space to learn and engage with videogames without hype or jargon. By featuring real families it uncovers videogames successes and failures as a way to engage parents and children with these experiences.
Mary is an enthusiastic proponent of using technology to bring families closer together. Blogging for over 15 years, Mary founded StayatHomeMom.com, was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and has spoken to several groups on internet safety, social media and connecting families through technology. Mary has volunteered with Wired Safety, the world's first Internet Safety and Help group for over 10 years. Mary and her husband Tom have 4 amazing kids and have lived in 6 different states and 2 countries. They love travel, video games, reading and staying connected with friends from around the world. Learn more about Mary and keep the conversation going with @maryheston and @wiredmom.
Roo Ciambriello (that's ru cham-bree-yellow) is never far from a notebook and pen. When she's not teaching her three little girls (her? three children!? I KNOW!) moves to early 90s dances, she's storytelling on her blog, NiceGirlNotes, as well as turning out some fun copy for websites, food packaging, and even the little slips of paper inside fortune cookies. Roo lives in Connecticut with her aforementioned little girls, musician husband, and possibly a rabid raccoon.
Amanda Rodriguez, also known as Dumb Mom, has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. As it turns out her parenting advice is not generally useful for more than a good laugh, but sometimes that's exactly what you need! Dumb Mom spends her online time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director for a local print publication, writing freelance articles about stuff she loves, wrangling Dudes, petting her Baby Dog Daughter, and eating cupcakes in her garage to escape the crazy. You can Tweet with her as @dumbparent, but don't expect her to be serious. It's virtually impossible.
If you are a member of the press and are interested in learning more about Famigo, we would love to hear from you!
Please email us at email@example.com.
|Famigo Joins Application Developers Alliance, Assists with COPPA Compliance||July 1, 2013|
|Famigo Joins Application Developers Alliance, Assists with COPPA Compliance||June 30, 2013|
|Famigo Continues Innovative Delivery of Child-Safe Mobile Content, Available to Partner with Businesses to Meet New COPPA Requirements||June 26, 2013|
|Famigo Announces Close of $1 Million Seed Round to Expand Family Focused Mobile Platform||March 29, 2012|
|A profile of Famigo as a solution for family-friendly device management||October 28, 2013|
|Famigo's CEO discusses how to monetize mobile||October 25, 2013|
|Famigo is introduced as a way to help parents manage their kid's smartphone use||October 22, 2013|
|Famigo and iDeaUSA team up to launch a kid-friendly tablet||October 21, 2013|
|Famigo is featured in the top 300 apps to protect kids||October 17, 2013|
|Famigo's CEO gives advice on how to fundraise for startups||October 13, 2013|
|Famigo is suggested as an alternative to buying a kids tablet||October 10, 2013|
|Famigo is discussed as a leader in making Android devices kid-safe||October 8, 2013|
|Famigo is named as an all-star alumni of Capital Factory||October 4, 2013|
|Famigo is named as a family-friendly solution for AT&T||September 24, 2013|
|AT&T introduces new Famigo app for parents||September 20, 2013|
|Famigo's CEO discusses why tech titans are shying away from children's content||September 17, 2013|
|Famigo is featured as the best way to find kid-friendly apps||September 3, 2013|
|Famigo shares their favorite family-friendly apps||August 20, 2013|
|Famigo is featured as one of the best Android apps||August 7, 2013|
|Q&A with Matt McDonnell, VP of Operations at Famigo||July 31, 2013|
|Famigo iPhone App Offers Child-friendly Videos and IAP Blocking||July 29, 2013|
|COPPA: 10 rules every business should know before July 1||June 19, 2013|
|The 2013 Austin A-List of the 19 Hottest Startups||June 21, 2013|
|Firms sweat details of revised COPPA rules||June 4, 2013|
|Famigo named in listing of best 36 Android apps by PC Pro||June 3, 2013|
|United Way partners with Famigo to help parents discover quality apps for their children and help young children access educational apps more securely||February 8, 2013|
|Time Magazine names Famigo app #2 app for kids||August 15, 2012|
|Wired talks about Famigo for our app reviews||February 13, 2012|
|The Next Web praises Famigo's "sandbox" capabilities||November 14, 2011|
|The Guardian recommends Famigo||November 4, 2011|
|Venturebeat talks with Famigo about our Android app||November 3, 2011|
|Mashable recommends Famigo for app reviews||July 23, 2011|
For app reviews, please send information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise, Famigo can be reached by email at: email@example.com. Feel free to reach out to say hello, ask about promoting your app, or get help with a Famigo product.
Famigo can be reached by phone at: 888-509-5850.
Please submit your app for review. We review apps in the order they were received, so the time it takes to review an app is dependent on the number of submissions we get. We'll do our best to review your app in a timely manner, but we encourage you to submit apps you'd like reviewed as early as possible.
We'll spend some time really getting to know your app. In return we ask that you only submit products you genuinely feel would improve the lives of the parents and kids that use Famigo.The Second Step
Check out the Famigo Android app and give us feedback. It's how we keep kids safe on Android.
Famigo is 100% committed to safeguarding your family’s privacy. The rapid pace of technological innovation requires constant revisions to our policies and practices in order to make mobile technology as safe as possible for families. That’s why we’d like to ask you, the parent, to be our partner in protecting your child’s privacy. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help steer your family and children to age-appropriate applications and content and ensure that they have a safe and rewarding experience with mobile technology. If you ever have any questions or you notice something that needs our attention please contact us immediately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Famigo website is intended as a general audience website that enables visitors to learn more about Famigo and mobile technology, apps, games and other content for families. Our downloadable mobile application (the “Product”), is designed as a tool for parents and legal guardians to provide their children with a kid-friendly environment on the parent/guardian’s mobile device to discover, launch and use third party applications and content with parental controls managed through the Product.
If at any time you do not want you or your child to be bound by these terms, you must deactivate your family’s account by emailing your request to email@example.com and uninstalling the Product from your mobile device.
“Personal Information”is individually identifiable information about an individual collected online. If we combine personal information with non-personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information to the extent the combined information remains individually identifiable.
Famigo collects the following types of personal information from users in connection with the download, installation and use of the Product:
If you do not wish to authorize the collection of the email address associated with your mobile device then you should not download the Product. Similarly, if you wish to prevent further collection of personal information associated with using the Product on your mobile device, then you may simply uninstall the Product from your mobile device.
We may also collect your email address, name and other personal information when a user submits a form through the "Contact Us" portion of the Product or through our website so that we may respond to the inquiry. We collect this personal information for the purpose of responding directly on a one-time basis to a specific inquiry.
The phone number associated with your mobile device (where applicable) is captured when you download the Product and is used in the event that you will be billed through your mobile carrier for Famigo purchases.
The device ID associated with your mobile device is collected in order to provide targeted customer support, track usage and deliver recommendations, push notifications and reports to you based on your family’s Product usage. Famigo recommends third party apps and content to parent and child users based on the third party apps and content that you manually include or exclude from the Product using the parental settings and the third party apps and content your family accesses while using the Product. These recommendations can be disabled in the parental settings."Non-Personal Information" is non-individually identifying information, such as your family’s age range or the type of operating system or web browser that you use. In addition to the personal information that we collect in connection with the Product or that users actively provide to us by other methods such as completing our website registration process, we also collect a variety of non-personal information about our users and how they interact with the Services.
The types of non-personal information we collect include, where applicable, your mobile carrier name, mobile device manufacturer and model, as well as certain standard information sent by your browser or mobile device, such as your browser/device type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the referring link from which you linked to our servers, geolocation data based on your IP address sufficient to identify the name of a city or town, and the date and time you access our servers. We also collect non-personal information related to use of our Services (such as features used, frequency of use, items clicked, pages viewed, and other actions taken) to help us determine and analyze how users interact with our Services.
We use information we collect about our users in order to improve the Services and develop new features and products. In addition, as described above, we utilize the information we collect about our users to learn more about how they interact with our Services to customize the Services to their interests and enhance the user experience. In doing so, we try to recognize our users through various methods, including recognizing a user’s device ID or having users log in with their user name and password. Once we recognize a particular user, the user experience may be further customized for that particular user.
We may use software technologies such as unique identifiers or "cookies" to collect and store information related to user interactions with the Services. Cookies are small data files that are placed onto your device by our servers. We may use temporary session cookies, which are terminated when the user closes the current session, to store certain personal information provided by the user for purposes of administering that session and facilitating transactions requested during that session. We also may use persistent cookies, which remain saved on the user’s device after the current session is closed, to store user information to facilitate future sessions. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your device. Each browser is different, but generally users can remove cookies by following directions provided in the browser’s “help” file. Please note that if you reject cookies or disable cookies, some features of the Services may not function properly.
We may disclose information where we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, or where we disclose information to service providers or other group companies who provide support for the operations of our website and application and who do not use or disclose the information for any other purpose. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose personal information in response to a law enforcement agency's or other public agency's (including schools or children services) request or if we feel that such disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety, protect the safety of a child, protect the security or integrity of our website, or enable us to take precautions against liability.
If we sell all or part of our business or make a sale or transfer of our assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer personal information to a third party as part of that transaction, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Finally, we may transfer, store or process your personal information outside of the jurisdiction in which you are located. Famigo is operating from the United States of America and personal information collected by Famigo may be stored and processed in, or transferred to, the United States of America or any other country in which we maintain facilities. Personal information collected by Famigo may be transferred among our various divisions and affiliated companies around the world, which may involve transfer from countries within the European Economic Area to countries outside the European Economic Area. By choosing to access our website or download the Product, you consent to any such transfer, storage or processing of personal information outside of your country.
A list of applicable third parties can be found here.
Our Services may include various features and functionality intended to block the display of ads or other similar content, but we cannot be responsible for the practices or privacy policies of any other websites, applications or services that may include advertising. Despite the existence of features intended to block ads or other content, you acknowledge that ads or other similar content may still be seen and accessed from the Services.
From time to time, we may decide that it is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific functions related to the Services. If we use a third party to perform specific functions (such as payment processing or sending communications to our users on our behalf), then information (such as contact information) may be shared with that third party to the extent necessary for that third party to perform that function. We authorize these third party service providers to use personal information only for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by us. Third party service providers covered by this paragraph do not include third party sites, applications or services that may be linked to, accessed or launched from the Services, which are governed by the immediately preceding paragraph above.
Finally, we may offer blogs or other Public Forums (as defined in the “Terms of Service” governing the use of the Services) as well as other features in which you may provide us with Submissions (as defined in the Terms of Service), but we take measures, including live moderation, so that users cannot communicate personal information through these Public Forums. If you use a Public Forum on this website, and disclose personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these Public Forums.
Our Services may include various features and functionality that enable users to post, access and share information, such as blog comments and message boards, where users can post information and communicate with one another across our website, other social networks and other websites and online services. Please be aware that these posts and communications are being made publicly available online and you do so at your own risk.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
Please contact our Privacy Director as provided in Section 6 if you would like to access the personal information that we have collected on your account, correct factual errors in such information, or request to have this information deleted. The deletion of data may lead to termination of your Famigo account and future use of the Product may be disabled or inhibited. Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect you and your children's privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain.
Please be assured that any personal information that you provide in communications to the above email and postal mail addresses will not be used to send you promotional materials, unless you so request.
Date of Last Modification: October 30, 2013.
Please read these Terms carefully before using the Services.Famigo, Inc. is pleased to provide you access to our website (the “Site”) and related applications and online resources (collectively, the “Services”), including the trial and paid versions of our downloadable applications (“Apps”). Your use of the Services is subject to the binding legal agreement set forth in the terms of service below (“Terms”).
BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY, YOU AGREE TO EACH OF THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY TERM OR CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE.
IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AND YOU PROVIDE YOUR CONSENT TO YOUR CHILDREN'S USE OF THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS IN RESPECT OF THEIR USE OF THE SERVICES.
We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, temporarily or permanently, in whole or in part, to: (a) modify or discontinue all or any part of the Services, including, but not limited to (i) restricting the time all or any part of the Services is available, (ii) restricting the amount of use all or any part of the Services is permitted, and (iii) restricting or terminating any user’s right to use all or any part of the Services, with or without notice; (b) charge fees in connection with the use of all or any part of the Services; (c) modify or waive any fees charged in connection with all or any part of the Services; or (d) offer opportunities to some or all users of all or any part of the Services. You agree that neither we nor any of our affiliates, shall be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of all or any part of the Services, in whole or in part, or of any service, content or feature offered through the Services.
You understand we may update these Terms from time to time. In some cases, you may be asked to agree to revised terms when you launch an App or log into your account and if you do not agree to revised terms you will not be allowed to use the Services. Your continued use of all or any part of the Services following posting or other notice of changes to these Terms as described below will mean you accept those changes. Unless we let you know by posting the changes to these Terms or otherwise giving you notice, any new features or updated content or applications that we make available in connection with the Services will be subject to these Terms.
You may use the Services for your personal, non-commercial use. You may make a single, temporary copy of resources found on the Services but only for your personal, non-commercial use, and not for further distribution or transfer to others. You may not, and agree not to, modify, reformat, copy, display, distribute, transmit, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, applications, content, products or other materials obtained from the Services, except as set forth in these Terms.
Additionally, you may not: frame or mirror any part of the Services without our express prior written consent; forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Services, create a database by systematically downloading and storing content from the Services; intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law and any regulations having the force of law; use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way gather information, content or other materials from the Services or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Services.
In order to access some features of the Services, you will have to create an account. When creating your account, you agree to provide accurate and complete information. You agree that you have no ownership rights or title in any content or attributes associated with your account or stored in the Services. You agree not to use another’s account without permission. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. Although Famigo will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you will be liable for the losses of Famigo or others due to such unauthorized use.
On some parts of our Services or otherwise in connection with your use of the Services, you may be allowed to submit, post or link to content or applications or provide comments for others to see (collectively, referred to herein as “Content”). If you submit, post, link to or contribute Content, you guarantee, represent and warrant to us that:
We believe that all users benefit from basic rules regarding conduct while using the Services. Widespread use and enjoyment of the Services is jeopardized when a few individuals act irresponsibly. To help everyone have a positive experience, we ask, and you agree, to follow the following basic rules of conduct when using the Services:
If you violate any of the guidelines set forth above, or any other aspect of these Terms, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your rights to use the Services without giving you any notice. In the event that your rights to use the Services are terminated, you will immediately lose access to any information that may be on the system.
We can terminate your access to the Services at any time. We may also remove any Content that you post without cause and without notice to you.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT FAMIGO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS ANY INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE FOR ANY REASON, WHETHER BECAUSE OF TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT; SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, OR INTERNET PROBLEMS OR ERRORS; OR ANY OTHER REASON.
Famigo reserves all rights not expressly granted in the Agreement and disclaims the grant of any implied rights to you. The Services are owned by Famigo or its licensors, as applicable, and protected by applicable law, with all rights reserved. The entire content (images and text) of the Services is copyrighted and may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, posted, modified, transmitted, displayed, distributed, downloaded or otherwise used without the express written permission of Famigo. Except for allowing you to use the Services for your personal use as set forth in these Terms, when you use the Services you are not receiving a license or any other rights from us, including intellectual property or other proprietary rights of Famigo or its licensors. You understand that you have no rights to the Services or any other property of Famigo or its licensors except as expressly provided in these Terms.
Famigo takes the protection of intellectual property rights, including copyrights, very seriously. Famigo will terminate your access to, or use of, all or any part of the Services, without notice to you, if you infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, of others. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 501 et seq., copyright owners or their authorized agents may submit a complaint of alleged copyright infringement to Famigo if they have a good-faith belief that their protected works are being infringed. Famigo will respond to all such notifications that are sent to:Famigo Inc.
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes:
Upon receipt of such notification, Famigo shall promptly investigate the matter, and, if appropriate, remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material. After Famigo removes or disables access to such material, if such material was posted by a user of the Service, Famigo will notify the party that posted the material of its action. Such party may then provide Famigo’s designated agent proper “counter-notification” stating his, her or its authority to post the allegedly infringing material, which Famigo will forward to the alleged copyright owner. Famigo will inform the alleged copyright owner that Famigo will repost the removed material or cease disabling access to it in 10 to 14 business days unless the alleged copyright owner sends a second notification to Famigo’s designated agent stating that it has filed suit against the alleged infringer.
An effective counter-notification must be sent to Famigo’s designated agent, whose name and address are listed above. The notice must include the following information:
FAMIGO and the “APProved” logo are trademarks of Famigo. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Any questions should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR WHILE USING THE SERVICES AND FOR ALL CONTENT PROVIDED VIA YOUR ACCOUNT, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD FAMIGO AND ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, LIABILITY, COST OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) THAT WE MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH A THIRD PARTY CLAIM OR OTHERWISE, IN RELATION TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT YOU CONTRIBUTE OR LINK TO, OR YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF EITHER THESE TERMS OR THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK (INCLUDING ANY DOWNLOADS FROM THE SERVICES AND ANY LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE YOU EXPERIENCE FROM USING THE SERVICES). YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, APPLICATIONS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, APPLICATIONS PRODUCTS AND CONTENT) INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” “WHERE-IS” AND “WHERE AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FAMIGO MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT FAMIGO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, CAN MODIFY THE TERMS OF THE DISCLAIMER SET FORTH IN THIS DOCUMENT.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, FAMIGO DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS) AS TO THE SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, APPLICATIONS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, APPLICATIONS, PRODUCTS AND CONTENT) INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SERVICES. THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. WITH RESPECT TO USERS WHO ACCESS THE SITE IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, THIS SECTION DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL FAMIGO OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR ANY THIRD PARTY MAKING CLAIMS THROUGH YOU) FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, PROFITS, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, OR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR THE SERVICES, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND TAMPERING WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR TRANSMISSIONS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED USE, PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES OR FAMIGO, EVEN IF FAMIGO HAS BEEN ADVISED PREVIOUSLY OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW OR OTHERWISE. THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
WITH RESPECT TO USERS WHO ACCESS THE SITE IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, THIS SECTION DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
From time to time, the Services may include reviews and recommendations for applications, content or other products or services provided by third parties. Famigo makes such recommendations based on a proprietary review process and Famigo does not receive compensation from developers for recommending third party applications. While we strive to review the material thoroughly, we cannot review all the material, information and content related to or available through third party applications, content or other products or services that we recommend. Accordingly, Famigo cannot be responsible for any harm whatsoever resulting from your use of any third party applications, content or other products or services recommended by Famigo.
You understand that certain versions or features of the Services may be offered, from time to time as a “Beta Service” which means that they are still under development and that they are being provided for the purpose of gathering input about the way you use those versions or features, the stability of those versions or features or other helpful information helpful as we develop non-Beta versions. When using a Beta Service, you are considered a “Beta User.” We grant Beta Users a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to use the Beta Service, solely for testing and evaluation purposes. We reserve the right to discontinue the Beta Test at any time and to refrain from offering a commercial version of the Beta Service. We also reserve the right to alter features, licensing terms, or other characteristics of any commercial version of the Beta Service we may choose to release. As a Beta User, you acknowledge that the Beta Service is experimental and may have defects or deficiencies that cannot or will not be corrected by Famigo and/or its licensors or other suppliers. Famigo is under no obligation to release the Beta Service commercially, to continue offering the Beta Service, to provide Beta Users with any hard-copy documentation, support, assistance, error corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes and/or enhancements, or to offer any final version of the Beta Service to Beta Users.
Beta Users have sole responsibility for the adequate protection and backup of their data used with the Beta Service. Certain Beta Services may be provided to you contingent on your agreement not to disclose any information about the nature of the Beta Services, your experience using the Beta Services or other aspects of the Beta Services features, functionality, technical specifications or quality. In such cases, you hereby agree not to disclose such proprietary information to any third party without the express written consent of Famigo.
You acknowledge that feedback concerning your experiences with the Services is essential to its improvement. You agree that Famigo or its licensors may gather information from you relating to your use of the Services, including frequency or nature of use. You also agree that we may solicit your feedback concerning your experience with the Services via a survey or other means. Such information may be used in connection with evaluating and improving the Services. You agree that Famigo may use in any manner and without limitation all comments, suggestions, complaints and other feedback you provide relating to the Services. You hereby grant Famigo a royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide, exclusive, transferable, sublicenseable, irrevocable and perpetual license to use or incorporate into the Services any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback provided by you relating to the operation of the Services.
These Terms and any dispute arising under these Terms or related to your use of the Services will be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to any conflicts of laws or choice of law provisions that would result in the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. You agree that any action, suit or proceeding brought by or on behalf of you against Famigo arising out of or relating to the Services or these Terms shall be brought only before the state or federal courts located in the City of Austin, Texas. You irrevocably and unconditionally waive any objection to the laying of venue of any action, suit or proceeding in the state or federal courts located in the City of Austin, Texas, and hereby further irrevocably and unconditionally waive and agree not to plead or claim in any such court that any such action, suit or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not impact any other provision of these Terms, all of which will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any right or provision of these Terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver thereof or any other right or provision, and Famigo’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Service take effect as a legally binding agreement and separately as a notice which limits the basis on which Famigo makes the Services available.
Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to change these Terms at any time (including by modification, deletion and/or addition of any portion thereof), and your continued use of the Services after notice of any change we make will mean that you agreed with the changes. Notice to you may be made by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Services. If we make a material amendment to these Terms of Service, we will also notify you of such amendment by sending you an email at the last email address that you provided us and by posting notice of such amendment on our website. Any such material amendment to these Terms will be effective 30 calendar days following either our sending email notice to you or our posting of notice of the changes on our website. Please note that you are responsible for updating your personal information to provide us your current email address at all times. In the event that the last email address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any other reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our sending of the email containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of any amendment described in the notice.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE.
Date of Last Modification: July 24, 2013.