Oh, Tinder. Some use you in a quest for the love of their life, while most use you to find the hookup for the day. Whatever you reasons are for using the dating app, there are a few things you are agreeing to.
Just like any downloaded app, Tinder comes with a terms and agreements notice that you agree to when you choose to become a user. Most don’t even scan the agreement, they just click and keep going. Don’t want to let Mr. Right get away, we can only assume. Anyways, what exactly are we agreeing to when we become Tinder users. The answer may shock you.
Popular magazine, Glamour delved into this legal mumbo-jumbo and had a lawyer decipher it for us. This video will open your eyes to what you are really signing up for. Just let us say, it ain’t true love…
The video breaks it down the legal agreement into different parts.
This certain Facebook account information could mean all of your posts, likes. Not to mention, it also means address and birthday.
2. Content posted by you in the service: “By posting Content as part of the Service, you automatically grant the Company, its affiliates, licensees and successors, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, fully paid-up worldwide right and licenses to (i) use, copy, store, perform, display, reproduce, record, play, adapt, modify and distribute the Content, (ii) prepare derivative works of the Content or incorporate the Content into other works, and (iii) grant and authorize sublicenses of the for foregoing in any media now known or hereafter created. You represent and warrant that any posting and use of your Content by the Company will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.”
When you post something to Tinder, this means the app gets a license to it. This means anything you post, not just the public photo and information but also the private messages. Some of the things you thought were sent to one single person belong to Tinder and they can do whatever they want with it.
3. If you subscribed by using Google Playstore: This is the hilarious part. “In the event that you die before the end of your subscription period, your estate shall be entitled to a refund of that portion of any payment you had made for your subscription which is allocable to the period after your death.”
Well, there ya go. If you die, you can get your money back… That’s one reason to choose Android.
Despite these crazy terms, thousands of people continue to sign up for the popular hook-up app. Tinder doesn’t seem to be slowing down in popularity, but they don’t seem to be blackmailing anyone by threatening to release incrimination information.
Only time will tell if this sneaky binding legal agreement will come back to bite anyone in the butt, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down. Make sure you only post photos or give out information you wouldn’t mind going public. If you are going to send some um- sensitive messages, exchange email address or phone numbers and take your private messages to somewhere a little more, oh I don’t know, private.
Whatever you choices, we wish you the best of luck finding your soulmate. Chances are if you are relying on Tinder, you need all the luck you can get.