Basic Terms

  1. You must be 18 years or older to use this site.
  2. You may post nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos in case you appear in these contents and you mark the content ’sensitive’
  3. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your screen name.
  4. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.
  5. You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Livester users.
  6. You may not use the Livester  service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
  7. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links ("Content") that you submit, post, and display on the Livester service.
  8. You must not create or submit unwanted email or comments to any Livester members ("Spam").
  9. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  10. You must not, in the use of Livester, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
  11. Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your Livester account. While Livester prohibits such conduct and content on its site, you understand and agree that Livester cannot be responsible for the Content posted on its web site and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials and that you use the Livester service at your own risk.
  12. Termination of your account: you can close your account any time by going to the ’Profile’ menu in your Livester account or by sending us an email to [email protected]

General Conditions

  • Livester.net does not send you spam messages. Promotional emails might be sent to you with the option to unsubscribe from specific email lists or to remove your email address from all of our mail lists. The messages sent to subscribers are Transactional or Relationship Messages as that term is defined under the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.
  • Livester never shares your personal information or email address without your former consent. Therefore, your information is always safe with us.
  • Livester is hereby authorized to process technical data related to your visits to Livester. You also authorize the processing of your personal data provided during the registration process in accordance with the Privacy Policy foreseen in the Terms and Conditions.
  • All contents and materials provided on Livester.net, included but not limited to texts, images, graphics shall be used only for personal purposes. These materials shall be the property of Livester and are protected by applicable laws.
  • Under no circumstances shall Livester be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages that result from any false disclosures that may arise, violation of the rights of subscribers, violation of the Terms and Conditions and/or any criminal conducts.

How You Can't Use Livester

Providing a safe and open Service for a broad community requires that we all do our part. 

  • You can't impersonate others or provide inaccurate information.
     You don't have to disclose your identity on Livester, but you must provide us with accurate and up to date information (including registration information), which may include providing personal data. Also, you may not impersonate someone or something you aren't, and you can't create an account for someone else unless you have their express permission.
  • You can't do anything unlawful, misleading, or fraudulent or for an illegal or unauthorized purpose.
  • You can't violate (or help or encourage others to violate) these Terms or our policies
  • You can't do anything to interfere with or impair the intended operation of the Service.
     This includes misusing any reporting, dispute, or appeals channel, such as by making fraudulent or groundless reports or appeals.
  • You can't attempt to create accounts or access or collect information in unauthorized ways.
     This includes creating accounts or collecting information in an automated way without our express permission.
  • You can’t sell, license, or purchase any account or data obtained from us or our Service.
     This includes attempts to buy, sell, or transfer any aspect of your account (including your username); solicit, collect, or use login credentials or badges of other users; or request or collect Livester usernames, passwords, or misappropriate access tokens.
  • You can't post someone else’s private or confidential information without permission or do anything that violates someone else's rights, including intellectual property rights (e.g., copyright infringement, trademark infringement, counterfeit, or pirated goods).

If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected]

PRIVACY POLICY

What information do we collect?

  • Basic account information: If you register on this server, you may be asked to enter a username, an e-mail address and a password. You may also enter additional profile information such as a display name and biography, and upload a profile picture and header image. The username, display name, biography, profile picture and header image are always listed publicly.
  • Posts, following and other public information: The list of people you follow is listed publicly, the same is true for your followers. When you submit a message, the date and time is stored as well as the application you submitted the message from. Messages may contain media attachments, such as pictures and videos. Public and unlisted posts are available publicly. When you feature a post on your profile, that is also publicly available information. Your posts are delivered to your followers, in some cases it means they are delivered to different servers and copies are stored there. When you delete posts, this is likewise delivered to your followers. The action of reblogging or favouriting another post is always public.
  • Direct and followers-only posts: All posts are stored and processed on the server. Followers-only posts are delivered to your followers and users who are mentioned in them, and direct posts are delivered only to users mentioned in them. In some cases it means they are delivered to different servers and copies are stored there. We make a good faith effort to limit the access to those posts only to authorized persons, but other servers may fail to do so. Therefore it's important to review servers your followers belong to. You may toggle an option to approve and reject new followers manually in the settings. Please keep in mind that the operators of the server and any receiving server may view such messages, and that recipients may screenshot, copy or otherwise re-share them. Do not share any dangerous information over Mastodon.
  • IPs and other metadata: When you log in, we record the IP address you log in from, as well as the name of your browser application. All the logged in sessions are available for your review and revocation in the settings. The latest IP address used is stored for up to 12 months. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in the following ways:

  • To provide the core functionality of Mastodon. You can only interact with other people's content and post your own content when you are logged in. For example, you may follow other people to view their combined posts in your own personalized home timeline.
  • To aid moderation of the community, for example comparing your IP address with other known ones to determine ban evasion or other violations.
  • The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications about other people interacting with your content or sending you messages, and to respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. Among other things, your browser session, as well as the traffic between your applications and the API, are secured with SSL, and your password is hashed using a strong one-way algorithm. You may enable two-factor authentication to further secure access to your account.

What is our data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server, in so far as such logs are kept, no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users no more than 12 months. You can request and download an archive of your content, including your posts, media attachments, profile picture, and header image.

You may irreversibly delete your account at any time.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Your public content may be downloaded by other servers in the network. Your public and followers-only posts are delivered to the servers where your followers reside, and direct messages are delivered to the servers of the recipients, in so far as those followers or recipients reside on a different server than this.

When you authorize an application to use your account, depending on the scope of permissions you approve, it may access your public profile information, your following list, your followers, your lists, all your posts, and your favourites. Applications can never access your e-mail address or password.

Site usage by children

If this server is in the EU or the EEA: Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, per the requirements of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) do not use this site.

If this server is in the USA: Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, per the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) do not use this site.

Law requirements can be different if this server is in another jurisdiction.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated January 8, 2021

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