Copyright is a legal right that protects original works of authorship (e.g., music, videos, etc.). Generally, copyright protects an original expression of an idea but does not protect underlying ideas or facts.
We do not allow any content that infringes copyright. Any use of copyrighted content of others without proper authorization or legally valid reason may lead to a violation. In some cases, you may be required to provide evidence to prove that you are entitled to use copyrighted content of others.
Copyright Infringement Notification If you believe that your copyright-protected work was posted on Talala’s site or app, or otherwise hosted by Talala without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification. The notification must include the following: An email address, physical address and a phone number so that we and the uploader of your work can contact you. A clear and complete description of your work that you believe has been infringed. The URL or other identifying location of the allegedly infringing work. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. The physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or an authorized representative of the copyright owner. To satisfy this requirement, you may type your full legal name (not that of a company) at the bottom of your notification. Submit the above information to us by Email: [email protected];
Copyright Infringement Counter-Notification
If you receive a copyright infringement notification that you believe to be in error, you may provide us with a counter-notification. The counter-notification must include the following: Your contact information, including your full legal name (not that of a company), an email address, a physical address, and a phone number. If you are an authorized representative of the uploader, such as an attorney, please be sure to specify your relationship to the uploader. Identify the location, including any URL, of the work that has been removed or disabled. You must agree to and include the following statement: "I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which my address is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, the judicial district in which Talala is located, and will accept service of process from the claimant." And the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled." Your physical or electronic signature. To satisfy this requirement, you may type your full legal name (not that of a company) at the bottom of your electronic counter-notification. Submit the above information to us by Email: [email protected]
The counter-notification process may take no less than 10 business days to complete, please be patient. During this time, the copyright claimant may file an action seeking a court order to keep the content down. Please note that we will forward the entire counter-notification to the copyright claimant, including any personal information you provide, and the counter-notification may be made public. The claimant may use this information to file a lawsuit against you.
If we do not receive notice within 10 business days that the original reporter is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the material at issue, we may replace or cease disabling access to the material that was removed. The decision to re-post any material is at Talala’s sole discretion.
A trademark is a word, symbol, slogan, design, or combination of any of the foregoing that identifies the source of a product or service and distinguishes it from other products or services.
Talala’s policies prohibit any content that infringes on another person’s trademark. Using another person’s trademark in a way that may mislead or confuse people to believe that you are affiliated with the trademark owner may be a violation of our trademark policy.
However, using another person’s trademark for the purpose of accurately referencing the trademark owner’s products or services, or to compare them to other products or services, is generally not considered a violation of our trademark policy.
Removal of Content; Suspension or Termination of Account
Trademark Infringement Notification
Talala may investigate reports that are submitted by the trademark holder or their authorized representative. You can submit a trademark report to us via email ([email protected]), by providing the following information: Your contact information, including your full name, physical address, email address and a phone number. Please note that we may provide your information and details of your report to the person who posted the content or owns the account you are reporting. This person may contact you with the information you provide. Your relationship to the trademark owner. A clear and complete description of your trademark that you believe has been infringed, including the jurisdiction of registration, registration number, trademarked goods and services class. A scan of trademark registration certificate or a direct link (URL) to your trademark record. Information about the allegedly infringing content, including the URL or other identifying location of the allegedly infringing content, and a description of how the content has been infringing your trademark. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the trademark described above, in the manner complained of, is not authorized by the trademark owner, its agent, or the law. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the trademark owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner. The physical or electronic signature of the trademark owner or an authorized representative of the trademark owner. If we remove content in response to a report of trademark infringement, we may notify the person you reported to inform them the content was removed. We may also provide them with your contact information, including your email address and the name of the trademark owner, and/or details of your report.
As a Talala user, you are responsible for the content you post. If you have questions about copyright law or trademark law, such as questions about whether your content or your use of another person’s name or brand infringes or otherwise violates another person’s rights, you may want to contact an attorney. If you are unsure whether the material you plan to report to us is infringing or otherwise violating another person’s right, you may also want to first seek legal advice before reporting such content to us.
If you submit a report or infringement notification to us, we may contact you if we have additional questions about your report or notification. Please note that Talala is not in a position to adjudicate disputes between third parties, and may not be able to remove the content or suspend the account you reported for infringement or violation. As an alternative, you may want to contact the person who posted the content or owns the account to try to resolve your issue directly.
Terms of Service
Talala LLC. ("Talala") utilizes state-of- the-art security and end-to-end encryption to provide private messaging, Internet calling, and other services to users worldwide. You agree to our Terms of Service ("Terms") by installing or using our apps, services, or website (together, "Services").
About our services
You must be at least 13 years old to use our Services. The minimum age to use our Services without parental approval may be higher in your home country.
To create an account you must register for our Services using your phone number. You agree to receive text messages and phone calls (from us or our third-party providers) with verification codes to register for our Services.
Privacy of user data.
Fees and Taxes.
You are responsible for data and mobile carrier fees and taxes associated with the devices on which you use our Services.
Our Terms and Policies.
You must use our Services according to our Terms and posted policies. If we disable your account for a violation of our Terms, you will not create another account without our permission.
Legal and Acceptable Use. You agree to use our Services only for legal, authorized, and acceptable purposes. You will not use (or assist others in using) our Services in ways that:
(a) violate or infringe the rights of Talala, our users, or others, including privacy, publicity, intellectual property, or other proprietary rights;
(b) involve sending illegal or impermissible communications such as bulk messaging, auto-messaging, and auto-dialing.
Harm to Talala.
You must not (or assist others to) access, use, modify, distribute, transfer, or exploit our Services in unauthorized manners, or in ways that harm Talala, our Services, or systems. For example you must not
(a) gain or try to gain unauthorized access to our Services or systems;
(b) disrupt the integrity or performance of our Services;
(c) create accounts for our Services through unauthorized or automated means;
(d) collect information about our users in any unauthorized manner; or
(e) sell, rent, or charge for our Services.
Keeping Your Account Secure.
Talala embraces privacy by design and does not have the ability to access your messages. You are responsible for keeping your device and your Talala account safe and secure. If you lose your phone, follow the steps on our Support site to re-register for our Services. When you register with a new device, your old device will stop receiving all messages and calls.
No Access to Emergency Services.
Our Services do not provide access to emergency service providers like the police, fire department, hospitals, or other public safety organizations. Make sure you can contact emergency service providers through a mobile, fixed-line telephone, or other service.
Our Services may allow you to access, use, or interact with third-party websites, apps, content, and other products and services. When you use third-party services, their terms and privacy policies govern your use of those services.
Your Rights and License with Talala
You own the information you submit through our Services. You must have the rights to the phone number you use to sign up for your Talala account.
We own all copyrights, trademarks, domains, logos, trade dress, trade Talalas, patents, and other intellectual property rights associated with our Services. You may not use our copyrights, trademarks, domains, logos, trade dress, patents, and other intellectual property rights unless you have our written permission. To report copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property infringement, please contact [email protected]
Talala's License to You.
Talala grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, and non-transferable license to use our Services in accordance with these Terms.
Disclaimers and Limitations
YOU USE OUR SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK AND SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMERS. WE PROVIDE OUR SERVICES ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE. Talala DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY US IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL, THAT OUR SERVICES WILL BE OPERATIONAL, ERROR-FREE, SECURE, OR SAFE, OR THAT OUR SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS, OR IMPERFECTIONS. WE DO NOT CONTROL, AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, CONTROLLING HOW OR WHEN OUR USERS USE OUR SERVICES. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OR INFORMATION (INCLUDING CONTENT) OF OUR USERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES. YOU RELEASE US, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS, AND AGENTS (TOGETHER, "Talala PARTIES") FROM ANY CLAIM, COMPLAINT, CAUSE OF ACTION, CONTROVERSY, OR DISPUTE (TOGETHER, "CLAIM") AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, RELATING TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY SUCH CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY THIRD PARTIES.
Limitation of liability.
THE Talala PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITSOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RELATING TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH OUR TERMS, US, OR OUR SERVICES, EVEN IF THE Talala PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY RELATING TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH OUR TERMS, US, OR OUR SERVICES WILL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THE LAWS OF SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN OUR TERMS, IN SUCH CASES, THE LIABILITY OF THE Talala PARTIES WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Availability of Our Services.
Our Services may be interrupted, including for maintenance, upgrades, or network or equipment failures. We may discontinue some or all of our Services, including certain features and the support for certain devices and platforms, at any time.
Resolving Disputes and Ending Terms
You agree to resolve any Claim you have with us relating to or arising out of our Terms, us, or our Services exclusively in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or a state court in San Mateo County, California. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such disputes. The laws of the State of California govern our Terms, as well as any disputes, whether in court or arbitration, which might arise between Talala and you, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
Ending these Terms.
You may end these Terms with Talala at any time by deleting Talala from your device and discontinuing use of our Services. We may modify, suspend, or terminate your access to or use of our Services anytime for any reason, such as if you violate the letter or spirit of our Terms or create harm, risk, or possible legal exposure for Talala. The following provisions will survive termination of your relationship with Talala: "Licenses," "Disclaimers," "Limitation of Liability," "Resolving dispute," "Availability" and "Ending these Terms," and "General".
Talala may update the Terms from time to time. When we update our Terms, we will update the "Last Modified" date associated with the updated Terms. Your continued use of our Services confirms your acceptance of our updated Terms and supersedes any prior Terms. You will comply with all applicable export control and trade sanctions laws. Our Terms cover the entire agreement between you and Talala regarding our Services. If you do not agree with our Terms, you should stop using our Services.
If we fail to enforce any of our Terms, that does not mean we waive the right to enforce them. If any provision of the Terms is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable from our Terms and shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions. Our Services are not intended for distribution to or use in any country where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another country. We reserve the right to limit our Services in any country. If you have specific questions about these Terms, please contact us at [email protected]
Talala utilizes state-of-the-art security and end-to- end encryption to provide private messaging and Internet calling services to users worldwide ("Services"). Your calls and messages are always encrypted, so they can never be shared or viewed by anyone but yourself and the intended recipients.
Information you provide
You register a phone number when you create a Talala account. Phone numbers are used to provide our Services to you and other Talala users. You may optionally add other information to your account, such as a profile name and profile picture. This information is end-to-end encrypted.
Talala cannot decrypt or otherwise access the content of your messages or calls. Talala queues end-to-end encrypted messages on its servers for delivery to devices that are temporarily offline (e.g. a phone whose battery has died). Your message history is stored on your own devices.
Additional technical information is stored on our servers, including randomly generated authentication tokens, keys, push tokens, and other material that is necessary to establish calls and transmit messages. Talala limits this additional technical information to the minimum required to operate the Services.
Talala can optionally discover which ontacts in your address book are Talala users, using a service designed to protect the privacy of your contacts. Information from the contacts on your device may be cryptographically hashed and transmitted to the server in order to determine which of your contacts are registered.
If you contact Talala User Support, any personal data you may share with us is kept only for the purposes of researching the issue and contacting you about your case.
Managing your information. You can manage your personal information in Talala's application Settings. For example, you can update your profile information or choose to enable additional privacy features like a Registration Lock PIN.
Information we may share
We work with third parties to provide some of our Services. For example, our Third-Party Providers send a verification code to your phone number when you register for our Services. These providers are bound by their Privacy Policies to safeguard that information. If you use other Third- Party Services like YouTube, Spotify, Giphy, etc. in connection with our Services, their Terms and Privacy Policies govern your use of those services. Other instances where Talala may need to share your data To meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request. To enforce applicable Terms, including investigation of potential violations. To detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues. To protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Talala, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
Talala is a place for your creativity and expression. It’s also a global community of people looking for a fun, welcoming experience.
The Talala Community Guidelines, which we update from time to time, are an important code of conduct for a safe and friendly environment. Violation of the guidelines may result in your account and/or content being removed. In addition, users must also follow their local laws. We reserve the right to monitor and report content to authorities, as permitted by applicable law.
Our policies and guidelines exist to foster trust, respect, and a positive environment for everyone in this community. We trust all users to respect the community and keep Talala fun and welcoming for everyone.
Talala is simply NOT the place to post, share, or promote any of the following, including:
Harmful or dangerous content
When you use Talala you are joining a global community. Don’t post or share content that could harm other users or encourage them to harm themselves – whether through physical, emotional, financial, or legal harm. Terrorist organizations and any other criminal organizations are strictly prohibited from using Talala. DO NOT use Talala to promote and support these organizations or individuals. DO NOT post, share, or send any content that depicts dangerous acts, self-injury, or suicide, nor provide any content that encourages other people to engage in such activities. DO NOT post, share, or send any content that depicts, promotes, encourages, or provides instruction for eating disorders. DO NOT intimidate or threaten other people, including threats of physical harm against a specific individual. DO NOT use Talala to sell or encourage the use of weapons, bombs, drugs, or any other regulated goods prohibited by local laws. DO NOT use Talala to encourage or promote online gambling or other financial schemes. DO NOT post, share, or send any content that involves illegal activities.
Graphic or shocking content
Talala is not the place for graphic, violent, shocking, or sensational content. If you wouldn’t show this content to your parents or children, please don’t post it here. DO NOT post, share, or send any violent, graphic, shocking, or sensational content, nor provide any content that incites others to commit acts of violence.
Discrimination or hate speech
Talala is an inclusive community. It is not ok to attack or incite violence against other users. DO NOT post, share, or send any content that incites hatred against a group of people based on their race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, culture, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, or any other discrimination. DO NOT post, share, or send contents that may trigger hostility, including trolling or provocative remarks.
Nudity or sexual activity Our community is not the place for sexually explicit content or content intended for sexual gratification. If it isn’t something suitable to be done or shown in public view, don’t post it. Talala strictly prohibits any content that contains, promotes, or encourages sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or sexual violence. DO NOT post any such content. DO NOT post, share, or send explicit content, sexual content, or nudity. DO NOT provide content related to prostitution, solicitation, or any other types of sex trade.
Child safety infringement
Harassment or cyberbullying
We work hard to promote a positive environment and an abuse-free experience for our users. Please keep your interactions civil and treat all users with respect. DO NOT use public posts and/or private messages to harass other people. DO NOT disclose others’ personally identifiable information, such as address, phone number, email address, ID number, and credit card number. DO NOT deliberately degrade, humiliate, defame, or bully other people, nor encourage other users to do so.
Impersonation, spam, scams, or other misleading content
Our community values high-quality, engaging content. Content that is spammy, fake, fraudulent, or misleading is prohibited will be removed. DO NOT impersonate another person or organization by creating fake identities, confuse others into believing that your relationship with another person or organization is something it is not, or post misleading content to make money. DO NOT create artificial traffic by any means, such as trading comments, hiring others or being hired to write comments, sharing repetitive content, sending chain letters, and using deceptive information to encourage views, likes or comments. DO NOT post any content, or conduct any activity, that harms members of our community. This includes defrauding users, phishing schemes, and deceptive practices.
Talala is a place for creativity and expression that is unique and original. DO NOT post, share, or send any content that violates someone else’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights.
Other malicious activity
In addition to the content and behavior outlined above, our policies prohibit activity that undermines the Talala service. DO NOT interfere with Talala’s daily operation, hack its website or associated networks, or bypass its measures to restrict users’ access. DO NOT distribute files that contain viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. DO NOT modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or create any derivative products based on Talala, including any files, tables or documentation, nor attempt to regenerate any source code, algorithms, methods, or techniques embodied in Talala. DO NOT use automated scripts to collect information from Talala.
Any activity by any member of the Talala community that harms, defrauds, or misleads other users or harms our community will be considered a violation of our Community Guidelines and may result in your content and/or account being removed.
Thank you for being wonderful community members and doing your part to maintain a safe and enjoyable space for all users. If you see content that you believe violates any of the Community Guidelines, please report it so we can review and take appropriate action. If you have further concerns, please contact [email protected]