About

Tapiture sorts through the internet and helps you find stuff you'll really like. It's where millions of people discover, share, and shop for whatever they're into. On Tapiture, you can browse through videos, photos, GIFs, and more from all over the web, and it'll quickly learn what you're all about. You can dive deep into specific interests, organize your favorites into collections, or share with your friends. Whether you visit the website or use the mobile app for iPhone or Android, Tapiture will always have an endless feed of stuff you'll like. Just try it out—you'll see.

Founded in 2012, Tapiture is headquartered in beautiful Santa Monica, California. Come visit!

Press

If you'd like to write a story about Tapiture, please get in touch with us at pr@tapious.com . We also regularly post updates about our product and users on our blog, The Daily Tap.
Fast facts:
Location: Santa Monica
Employees: 20+
Platforms: iOS, Android, Web.
Board of Directors: Brian Lee, Randall Kaplan, Leo Resig, John Resig, John Ellis
Investors:

  • Maurice Marciano, Co-founder, Guess Clothing
  • Randy Kaplan, Co-founder, Akamai
  • Barry Sternlicht, Founder, Starwood Hotels
  • Brad Keywell, Co-founder, Groupon
  • Brian Lee, Founder, The Honest Co., Shoedazzle, Legalzoom
  • Herb Simon, Indiana Pacers/Simon Property Group
  • Hilary Swank, Actress
  • Amar’e Stoudemire, Dallas Mavericks
  • Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
  • Leo & John Resig, Resignation Media

Recent Coverage

These 5 LA office spaces will make you want to switch jobs· builtinla.com · May 21, 2015

What were your considerations when picking an office space and designing its layout? We wanted a space that was open, creative and fun yet still enabled people to collaborate and be productive.

Tapiture kicks off Series A with $2.75M· builtinla.com · May 13, 2015

Santa Monica-based Tapiture is picking up steam. After appearing on both Built In LA and Business Insider's "Top startups to watch in 2015" lists, Tapiture's CEO, John Ellis, confirmed on Tuesday they have raised $2.75 million as part of their Series A round.

25 hot Los Angeles startups you need to watch· businessinsider.com · May 12, 2015

When you make an account, you tell Tapiture what you're interested in — it provides you with categories like "animals," "beautiful women," "music," and more — and then you're shown a collection of pictures that suit you. Some of the pictures have purchase links that let you buy them over on the e-commerce side of Tapiture's website, too.

No inventory? No problem! Dropshipping offers retail... · mashable.com · Feb. 27, 2015

Tapiture, a Pinterest competitor, doesn't just show you stuff you might like. In many cases, it lets you buy that stuff as well.Aside from some branded merchandise though, Tapiture doesn't keep any inventory on hand at its Venice, California, headquarters. Instead, it functions as a virtual storefront.

50 LA tech startups to watch in 2015 · builtinla.com · Feb. 26, 2015

Tapiture is the new, fun way for people to discover and shop for online products they’ll love. As you browse the internet, Tapiture keys into your habits and ultimately determines what you like. In addition, it gives users the option to set their preferences and interests for a more curated approach. So far, Tapiture has been a hit in the 25-44 year old demographic. These are people who categorize themselves as shopping lovers, but are ultimately looking for a more interactive experience or, simply, unique items.

The Real LA Story Is Its Hot Tech Startups · huffingtonpost.com · Feb. 13, 2015

There's lots of great stuff on the internet, but sorting through it can be a drag, and that's the problem Tapiture seeks to address. The product helps users find stuff they really like. As you browse, it learns user preferences and delivers more of the same.

Tapiture, 'Pinterest for men,' experiences explosive 300% growth · builtinla.com · Feb. 4, 2015

Engagement is how Tapiture gets paid. Once users are engaged with Tapiture’s content the company completes the cycle by placing related items for sale like art, clothing, grooming accessories, and even candles that smell like campfire or brut, in the content feed.

Tapiture Appoints Alvin Fong as Chief Operating Officer · prweb.com · July 17, 2014

Tapiture, the leading visual discovery platform for social curation and ecommerce, announced today that Alvin Fong has joined as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Fong will work closely with CEO, John Ellis, to scale operations as the company continues its rapid growth.

Social Commerce Site Tapiture Raises $2.25M In Seed Funding · techcrunch.com · Feb 11, 2014

That amount consists of $1.25 million in new capital, as well as a $1 million convertible note from last year. The funding was led by JUMP Investors, with participation from Barry Sternlicht, Herb Simon, Brad Keywell (Lightbank), Brian Lee, Sam Bakhshandehpour, Dave Leyrer (Boulevard Capital), Happy Walters, Hilary Swank (yes, that Hilary Swank), Dwight Howard, and Amar’e Stoudemire. Jump’s Randall Kaplan, who was also the co-founder of Akamai, is joining the board of directors.

Tapiture Appoints Brian Lee to Board Of Directors · prweb.com · Aug. 27, 2013

Tapiture, the visual discovery and sharing platform, today announced the appointment of serial entrepreneur, Brian Lee, to the Tapiture Board of Directors.

Tapiture is the #1 Traffic Referrer on Some Sites · latechrise.com · Feb. 20, 2013

“Fab has done a great job with post-sale,” logistics, time to delivery, etc. – “Tapiture is about top of funnel.” The highly visual site is ideal for showing off beautiful products and Tapiture offers “a more compelling social experience” than the traditional men’s product discovery channels like a GQ magazine.

Tapiture Bets Men Will Say, "Hey Dude Check This Out" · forbes.com · Jan. 25, 2013

Contrary to how e-commerce companies have historically treated this demographic, Leo and his brother believe their audience is willing to spend. “Guys are getting married later, they have more expendable income, they are not getting told what they can and can’t buy,” he says. “The fact that the market is shifting away from ladies and toward the guy consumer is something we’ve never seen before.”

Privacy Policy

Welcome to Tapiture. Tapiture is a place to find the best stuff online. Whether you are in to tech gadgets, stuff for your home, traveling abroad or just looking good, Tapiture makes it easy to discover, share and buy the best of everything online.

The following document outlines the terms of use of the Tapiture website. You can also review our Privacy Policy, which outlines our practices towards handling any personal information that you may provide to us. Before using any of the Tapiture services, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms. The column on the right provides a short explanation of the terms of use and is not legally binding.

BASICALLY,

We need some information but you can control how much you share. We respect you now and will still respect you in the morning, even if you share too much.

Purpose

Tapiture, Inc. is committed to respecting the privacy rights of its customers, visitors, and other users of the Tapiture web site at www.tapious.com, our application on mobile devices and through various third party applications (collectively the "Service"). We created this Privacy Policy to give you notice of how your private information will be used as a result of submitting it to us. This Policy is only applicable to the Service, including any sub-domains, and not to any other web sites that you may be able to access from the Service, each of which may have data collection and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Privacy Policy. When you register with us, the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us is used to provide the services you have registered for, to deliver email notifications to you, and from time to time, to validate your identity. Our data collection policies allow you to choose how much information you provide to us, and to control how we use that Personally Identifiable Information as set forth below. To find out more, please read on.

The purpose of this Policy is to describe the information collection, use, and dissemination practices of the owners of Tapiture.com, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and registered d/b/a companies (Collectively Referred herein after as "Tapiture" or "we" or "us") and all related web sites owned or registered to Tapiture and applies to Tapiture's collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by Tapiture on its (a) web sites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the "Web Site"), (b) on various Third Party web sites, (c) through the Service and (d) to Tapiture's other information collection, including the acquisition of customer information from third parties. Tapiture is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party web sites or applications.

BASICALLY,

We collect information to make Tapiture highly relevant to you. Without this, it would just be a generic website and you may or may not like us.

Information Collection, Use, and Dissemination practices.

Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked at various times to provide information such as your name, email address, contact phone number, payment information or other information related to the services you are seeking. We request this information to deliver on the services or products you are requesting, and to allow us to provide our strongest value to you - a personalized online experience. Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:

Anonymous Information refers to information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For instance, we may know that thousands of people have visited this Privacy Policy web page, but we do not necessarily know their names, where they live, or their date of birth. What we collect from visits such as this constitutes anonymous information. Some of the individuals who access our services decline to use the personalization features that are available to them, and therefore those individuals are anonymous to us and the only data we collect about them is anonymous information. Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, email address, phone number or payment information. While you can search and browse some sections of our Service without being a registered user, certain activities do require registration. Registering with Tapiture.com using the web form or log in with Facebook, Google or Twitter button will also cause a cookie to be issued; this cookie allows the Tapiture to "recognize" you when you are on our site to allow us to personalize our service for you.

BASICALLY,

We have your account data. Our servers also gather log information used to make our services better. We may choose to combine this data to make sure you have a great experience.

Anonymous Information

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol addresses, browser information, internet service providers, referring and exit pages, operating system, the time and date of events, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, administer the site, track user site navigation, and gather demographic data about our user base.

We may link this automatically collected data to certain Personally Identifiable Information.

We may use third-party tracking services that use cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate.

BASICALLY,

You give us your info to have an account and buy stuff. Without this information, you wouldn't enjoy Tapiture (or be able to buy cool new things) and we wouldn't have much of a business. However don't fear: we take your info seriously and will only use it to help you get what you need out of Tapiture.

Personally Identifiable Information

In order to use the basic features of this Service, you must register and provide certain personal information. During registration you may be required to give contact information (such as your name, email address, mailing address, social security number, drivers license and credit card information, and telephone or cell phone number). You may also provide us with information that, when combined with Personally Identifiable Information, provides us with a better idea of who you are, including but not limited to your gender, birthday, marital status, and education level. We use this information to connect you with the providers of services in which you have expressed interest. Depending on the services you have chosen to use, some or all of your Personally Identifiable Information may be used by Tapiture.com to provide such services. Personally Identifiable Information may also be provided to intermediaries and third parties who assist us in providing you with the service upon your request. For example, if you register and desire to purchase a product, your personally identifiable information may be provided to one or more prospective sellers (e.g., contact information and payment information). Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, however, Tapiture.com will not rent or sell your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties without your permission.

Tapiture.com is the owner of the information collected through the Service.

BASICALLY,

If we send you to a vendor's site to buy a product, they are going to need some information. If you don't want to give it to them, you probably didn't want the product in the first place.

Sharing Your Information

Tapiture may collect information from you when you provide information to a third party and Tapiture subsequently acquires or uses the information provided by the third party. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the you may have provided to the third party. When acquiring this information, Tapiture seeks assurances from the third party that you agreed to provide and have such information acquired by Tapiture. If you did not give express permission, or you would like to remove your permission, you may suppress all of your information by using our convenient unsubscribe link.

Other Methods of Collecting Personal Information

Other occasions when Tapiture obtains information from you include (1) your claiming a prize or seeking to redeem an offer by Tapiture or by a third party, (2) your requests for assistance through Tapiture's customer service department, and (3) when you voluntarily subscribe to a Tapiture service or newsletter.

BASICALLY,

Tapiture is for sharing and buying stuff. You cannot use our site to post pornographic material, harass people, send spam and do other crazy stuff. Be reasonable, responsible, and don't do anything stupid and you'll be fine.

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Information Collected Using Technology

Tapiture currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about you with information about you in its database. Additionally, Tapiture may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future.

BASICALLY,

Tapiture is for sharing and buying stuff. You cannot use our site to post pornographic material, harass people, send spam and do other crazy stuff. Be reasonable, responsible, and don't do anything stupid and you'll be fine.

Use of Third Party Services

As a part of our Service, Tapiture offers links to web sites operated by various third parties and is not responsible or liable for any acts or omissions created or performed by these third parties. We provide such links for your convenience and reference only. Tapiture does not operate or control in any way any information, software, products or services available on such web sites. Tapiture's inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.

(a) Cookies. "Cookies" are a feature on your browser software. If enabled, we may write cookies that may store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to any of the pages of this Web Site. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features appeal the most to you and what content you may have viewed on past visits. When you visit this site again, cookies can enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. We may use cookies to: keep track of the number of return visits to this Web Site; accumulate and report aggregate, statistical information on web site usage; deliver specific content to you based on your interests or past viewing history; save your password for ease of access to our Web Site. You can disable cookies, although the Web Site may not function properly for you. Your browser preferences can be modified to accept or reject all cookies, or request a notification when a cookie is set. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com. In order to use all of the features and functionality of Tapiture's Web Site, you need to accept cookies.

BASICALLY,

Kind of like a cookie, but different. Again, this helps us improve our service to you through personalization and nothing more.

(b) Web Beacons. A web beacon is a programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page, but can also be used to transfer your unique user identification to a database and associate you with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows Tapiture to track certain web sites you visit. Web beacons are used to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes to determine products or services you may be interested in. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, Tapiture also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in Tapiture's database.

BASICALLY,

We occasionally track people via their IP address, but usually only if they're doing something bad like spamming our members. If this isn't you, you don't need to worry.

(c) IP Addresses. Tapiture automatically tracks certain information based upon your behavior on the site. We may use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Web Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Web Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address. Your Internet Protocol ("IP") is a unique Internet "address" which is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider ("ISP"). For local area network ("LAN"), DSL, or cable modem users, an IP address may be permanently assigned to a particular computer. IP addresses are automatically logged by web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Web. Your IP address can, however, reveal what geographic area you are connecting from, or which ISP you are using. Finally, other web sites you visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those web sites and their pages.

BASICALLY,

Again, we believe personalization is good.

(d) Computer Profiles. Tapiture may also collect and accumulate other anonymous data which will help us understand and analyze the Internet experience of our visitors. For instance, Tapiture may accumulate visitor data relating to referring domain names, the type of browsers used, operating system software, screen resolutions, color capabilities, browser plug-ins, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords and JavaScript enablement. When you provide us with Personal Identification Information, we are able to use such visitor data to identify you.

BASICALLY,

Ditto.

(e) Data Analysis. Data Analysis technology may be employed from time to time if used by a Client of Tapiture.

BASICALLY,

We may use the latest gizmo to improve our service, and we don't want to pay lawyers every time we do something new. This clause allows us to do that without spending more money.

(f) New Technology. The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly developing. As a result, Tapiture strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of new technology.

BASICALLY,

"Leave them kids alone…"

No Information Collected from Children

Tapiture will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 18. If Tapiture obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 18, that information will be immediately deleted from its database. Because it does not collect such information, Tapiture has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. Tapiture has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").

BASICALLY,

If you want to buy something, we need a credit card. (duh)

Credit Card or Bank Information

Tapiture may, in certain instances, collect credit card numbers or banking numbers and related information when an individual places an order through Tapiture. When the credit card information or banking information is submitted to Tapiture, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. Tapiture will use the credit card or banking information for purposes of processing and completing the requested transaction, and the information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.

Use of Individual Information

General User

The following paragraphs describe how Tapiture currently uses Personally Identifiable Information, but Tapiture may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted below, Tapiture may update this policy from time to time. Tapiture may use Personally Identifiable Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.

BASICALLY,

We want to send you emails about things you'll like. If you don't like it, unsubscribe. (We'll still like you, though.)

Email and Unsubscribe Policy

Tapiture uses Personally Identifiable Information to provide other businesses promotional offers by email to individuals. Tapiture may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list. To unsubscribe from all Tapiture's email lists, please use our unsubscribe link.

Tapiture's unsubscribe process impacts only the future delivery of electronic mailings disseminated by Tapiture on its own behalf. You may still receive electronic mailings sent on behalf of Third Parties and your personal information may still be shared with Third Parties for use in offline marketing and data appends, including email appends.

You should also note that unsubscribing from Tapiture's electronic mailings will not automatically unsubscribe the subscriber's information from any Third Party business associates and licensees of the data. Since Third Party associates and licensee partners maintain separate databases from Tapiture, and you will need to unsubscribe from each source individually, if desired. This allows you the freedom to pick and choose which subscriptions to maintain and which to discontinue.

BASICALLY,

We intend to send you emails about things we think you'll like. If you don't like it, unsubscribe.

Solicited Email

Tapiture only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Service to receive email from Tapiture or to individuals who have agreed on a Third Party web site to receive email from Third Parties. As such, Tapiture does not send unsolicited email messages.

BASICALLY,

We may choose to have advertising on our site. (Sorry, but we need to make money to stay in business.) We may use your information to improve our advertising performance...

Targeted Advertising

Tapiture may use Personally Identifiable Information to target advertising to an individual. When an individual is using the Internet, Tapiture uses other information to associate an individual with that person's Personally Identifiable Information, and Tapiture attempts to show advertising for products and services in which the person has expressed an interest in the Surveys, and otherwise. Tapiture may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.

BASICALLY,

If you registered your cell phone, we may send you messages about your account to that number. If your carrier charges you for these messages, change your preferences with us or change your cell phone plan.

Wireless Addresses

If the e-mail address you provide to Tapiture is a wireless e-mail or text address, you agree to receive messages at such address from Tapiture or its business associates (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the unsubscribe portion of this policy). You understand that your wireless carrier's standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.

Updated on November 4, 2012

Terms

Tapiture is the internet, tailored for you. We comb through the web to find the stuff you'll really like, no matter what you’re into, and help you share it with your friends. Whether you’ve got a minute to kill or a few hours, Tapiture makes the internet better.

The following document outlines the terms of use of the Tapiture website. You can also review our Privacy Policy, which outlines our practices towards handling any personal information that you may provide to us.

Before using any of the Tapiture services, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms. The column on the left provides a short explanation of the terms of use and is not legally binding.

BASICALLY,

By using Tapiture you agree to all the terms below.

Acceptance Of Terms

Tapiture offers various services to you, the "User", through our web site (www.tapious.com), our application on mobile devices and through various third party applications (collectively the "Service"), all of which are conditioned on your agreement to adhere to the following Terms of Service without modification of any kind. Your use of the Tapiture Service and/or your registration with Tapiture constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service are subject to change at any time, without prior notice. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms of Service on a regular basis. Your use of this Service following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. These Terms of Service apply to all visitors and all who access our web site or Services.

BASICALLY,

We need your info to create an account and personalize your service, but we won't abuse it.

Privacy

Tapiture respects the privacy and security of our Users. You understand that by using our Services, you give consent to the collection, use and disclosure of our personally identifiable information as well as any non-personally identifiable information, as described in more detail in our Privacy Policy.

BASICALLY,

To fully use our services, you need to be of legal age (no fake IDs accepted) and be honest about your identity.

Registration

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you represent that you are over the age of 13, as this Service is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use Tapiture or our Service—there are lots of other great apps and websites for you. Talk to your parents about what is appropriate for you.

In our discretion, we may maintain different accounts for different types of Users. If you open an account on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) "you" includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to these Terms of Service, and that you agree to these Terms on the entity's behalf. By connecting to Tapiture with a third-party service (e.g., Facebook or Twitter), you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that third-party service, and to store your log-in credentials for that third-party service. The Service is not available to any User who has been removed from the Service by Tapiture.

BASICALLY,

We need legal rights to use your content while you use our service, but it's ultimately your stuff. However if you're doing something that violates our policies, we may remove it.

Sharing Your Content

Tapiture allows Users to tap, share, tap and buy various content on the Service. Unless otherwise agreed in writing signed by Tapiture, by submitting content, adding photos, video, data or other materials directly through the Service or suggesting any ideas or feedback (collectively, "Materials"), you hereby grant to Tapiture a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully transferable, sublicenseable, nonexclusive right and license to use, access, store, copy, modify, re-tap, re-post, rearrange, display, distribute, reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit all such Materials in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future and the right to sublicense the foregoing rights through multiple tiers without compensation to you. You further grant to Tapiture a royalty-free right and license to use your name, image and/or likeness in advertising and in connection with the licensed rights for the Materials. You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Tapiture from and against any claims or costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from the use or distribution of those Materials. You further grant Tapiture the right to use your name in connection with the reproduction or distribution of any such Material. While Tapiture is not under any obligation to monitor content provided by Users, Tapiture may, in its sole determination, remove any content that it deems objectionable, offensive, unlawful or in violation of these Terms of Service.

Subject to the license above, you retain all of your rights in all of the Materials you post to our Service, including all copyright rights; moral rights; rights of publicity; trademark, trade dress and service mark rights (and associated goodwill); trade secret rights; patent rights and all other intellectual property and proprietary rights as they may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications for any of these rights and registrations, renewals and extensions of any of these rights, in each case under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction. The Tapiture Service, all content and other subject matter included on or within the Service ("Tapiture Content") is the property of Tapiture or its licensors. Tapiture reserves all of its rights with respect the Tapiture Content.

BASICALLY,

Play nice with others.

Remember: this is a public forum. People may leave comments on our site that you (and we) may not like. Tapiture can't be held responsible for someone being mean, but we'll do our best make sure everybody is playing nicely together.

Commenting

The Service site may offer forums, blogs, comments areas, bulletin boards and chat rooms (collectively, "Forums") that are intended to provide users 18 years of age and older an interesting and stimulating forum in which they can express their opinions and share their ideas. Tapiture does not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or information posted on these Forums. Please use your best judgment, and be respectful of other individuals using these Forums. Do not use vulgar, abusive or hateful language. Uploading copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on the Service without the express permission of the owner of that material is prohibited and may result in civil and/or criminal liability. Any information you disclose when posting a message in these Forums may become public. You should not include any information in your posting that you do not want other parties to see or use and you hereby agree that you will not hold Tapiture responsible for any third party's use of information contained in such posting. To maintain a positive, creative environment in which Users may tap, share and display Materials, we ask that you only use the Service in a manner that is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy below.

You agree not to use user names or Forum titles that are offensive, obscene, or harassing to others. We reserve the right to require you to change your user name or the title of your Forum at any time and for any reason in our sole discretion.

Other Methods of Collecting Personal Information

Other occasions when Tapiture obtains information from you include (1) your claiming a prize or seeking to redeem an offer by Tapiture or by a third party, (2) your requests for assistance through Tapiture's customer service department, and (3) when you voluntarily subscribe to a Tapiture service or newsletter.

BASICALLY,

You're responsible for what you post. If you don't like what someone tapped or you think it violates Copyright, let us know.

Responsibility For User Content

Tapiture respects the rights of third party creators and content owners and expects that you will do the same. Given the nature of the Service and the volume of Materials submitted, Tapiture cannot and does not monitor all of the Materials posted or transmitted by you and other third-party information providers via the Service, including, without limitation, any Materials posted via the Forums. You expressly agree that Tapiture: (a) will not be liable for Materials and (b) reserve the right to review, reject, delete, remove, modify, or edit any Materials at any time for any reason, without liability and without notice to you. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove User Content from the Service for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our Acceptable Use Policy below.

It is the policy of Tapiture to respond to all claims of intellectual property infringement. We will promptly investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions required under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws.

Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to a Service Provider's Designated Agent. Notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent for this website:

Tapiture, Inc.
Attention: Legal Department
1411 5th St., Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Email: legal@tapious.com
Fax: 310.300.4480
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication. Please include:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
BASICALLY,

Tapiture is for sharing and buying stuff. You cannot use our site to post pornographic material, harass people, send spam and do other crazy stuff. Be reasonable, responsible, and don't do anything stupid and you'll be fine.

Acceptable Use Policy

The following is a partial list of the kinds of activities that are prohibited on or through the Tapiture Service: (a) submitting Materials that are patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (b) engaging in activities or submitting Materials that could be harmful to minors; (c) engaging in activity or submitting Materials that harasses or advocates harassment of another person; (d) engaging in activity that involves the transmission of "junk mail" or unsolicited mass mailing or "spam" or harvesting or otherwise collecting personally identifiable information about Service users, including names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, (collectively, "User Data") without their consent; (e) engaging in activity, or submitting Materials, or promoting information that is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; (f) submitting Materials that contain restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images; (g) submitting Materials that displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind; (h) submitting Materials that provide instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; (i) submitting Materials that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or any other similar forms of malware, (j) engaging in activities or submitting Materials that solicit passwords or personally identifiable information for unlawful purposes from other users; (k) engaging in unauthorized commercial activities and/or sales without Tapiture's prior written consent such as advertising, solicitations, contests, sweepstakes, barter, and pyramid schemes; (l) using any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, or "scrape" web pages or the content contained in the Tapiture web site or for any other unauthorized purpose without Tapiture's prior written consent; (m) using any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Tapiture Service; (n) decompiling, reverse engineering, or disassembling the software or attempting to do so; or (o) taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Tapiture Service or Tapiture's hardware and software infrastructure or that of any of its Licensors or Suppliers. In addition, you covenant and represent that you will not use the Tapiture Service for any purpose other than those that are noncommercial and personal, nor will you use this Service in violation of the law or these Terms of Service.

BASICALLY,

Tapped images contain links to content not on our site. We are not responsible for these links.

Use of Third Party Services

As a part of our Service, Tapiture offers links to web sites operated by various third parties and is not responsible or liable for any acts or omissions created or performed by these third parties. We provide such links for your convenience and reference only. Tapiture does not operate or control in any way any information, software, products or services available on such web sites. Tapiture's inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.

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We're going to do our best to make sure our mobile app works on every type of device. We want you to access Tapiture wherever and however you like…we really do.
When we release updates to our app, all the normal legal stuff still applies. By agreeing to this, you won't need to agree each time it updates, which would just be stupid and really annoying.

Mobile Apps

Tapiture's Mobile Application: We make available the Mobile App to access the Service via a mobile device. To use the Mobile App you must have a mobile device that is compatible with the Mobile Service. Tapiture does not warrant that the Mobile App will be compatible with your mobile device. Tapiture grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use a compiled code copy of the Mobile App for one Tapiture account on one mobile device owned or leased solely by you, for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not: (i) modify, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the Mobile App, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by law; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the Mobile App to any third party or use the Mobile App to provide time sharing or similar services for any third party; (iii) make any copies of the Mobile App; (iv) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Mobile App, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Mobile App, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Mobile App; or (v) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on the Mobile App. You acknowledge that Tapiture may from time to time issue upgraded versions of the Mobile App, and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of the Mobile App that you are using on your mobile device. You consent to such automatic upgrading on your mobile device, and agree that the terms and conditions of these Terms will apply to all such upgrades. Any third-party code that may be incorporated in the Mobile App is covered by the applicable open source or third-party end user license agreement, if any, authorizing use of such code. The foregoing license grant is not a sale of the Mobile App or any copy thereof, and Tapiture or its third party licensors or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Mobile App (and any copy of the Mobile App). You agree to comply with all United States and foreign laws related to use of the Mobile App and the Service. Standard carrier data charges may apply to your use of the Mobile App. If the Mobile Software is being acquired on behalf of the United States Government, then the following provision applies: Use, duplication, or disclosure of the Mobile Software by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions set forth in this Agreement and as provided in DFARS 227.7202-1(a) and 227.7202-3(a) (1995), DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) (OCT 1988), FAR 12.212(a) (1995), FAR 52.227-19, or FAR 52.227-14 (ALT III), as applicable. The Mobile Software originates in the United States, and is subject to United States export laws and regulations. The Mobile Software may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries or those persons or entities prohibited from receiving exports from the United States. In addition, the Mobile Software may be subject to the import and export laws of other countries. You agree to comply with all United States and foreign laws related to use of the Mobile Software and the Service.

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You agree that you're not doing anything bad when using our service. You also agree that we're not liable if something goes wrong.

Representations, Warranties, and Idemnification

You hereby represent and warrant that: (a) you have all necessary authority, rights and permissions to submit the Materials and grant the licenses described in these Terms of Service, (b) the Materials are accurate, current and complete, (c) the Materials and your use of the Service shall not infringe or misappropriate any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other intellectual property right of any third party or violate any other rights of third party, including, without limitation, any rights of privacy or publicity or any contractual rights, (d) the Materials and your use of the Service shall not violate any applicable law or regulation, including, without limitation, any applicable advertising or fair housing laws or regulations, or cause injury to any person; (e) your use of the Service shall not violate any agreements between you and a third party.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Tapiture, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and contractors from and against any and all claims, costs, demands, damages, liabilities, or expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to: (a) the Materials you provide or approve for publication, (b) your use of the Service, (c) your breach of these Terms of Service, or (d) any actual, prospective, completed or terminated purchase, sale or other transaction between you and a third party.

BASICALLY,

We will do our best to ensure you LOVE Tapiture. We'll do everything we can to make it right if there are issues, but we can't be responsible for everything.

Disclaimers and Limitations

Tapiture intends that the information contained in its Service be accurate and reliable; however, errors sometimes occur. In addition, Tapiture may make changes and improvements to the information provided herein at any time. THE SERVICE AND THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." TAPITURE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. USE OF TAPITURE'S SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TAPITURE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF TAPITURE'S SERVICE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH TAPITURE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF TAPITURE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN NO EVENT SHALL TAPITURE OR TAPITURE'S SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. TAPITURE'S LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF TAPITURE'S SUPPLIERS AND AFFILIATES, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE CONTRACT BETWEEN TAPITURE AND YOU. Some states do not allow the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not always apply. ERRORS AND DELAYS Tapiture is not responsible for any errors or delays caused by an incorrect e-mail address provided by you or other technical problems beyond our reasonable control.

BASICALLY,

You can stop using our services at any time and if you don't play nice, you are gone.

Termination

Tapiture reserves the right in its sole discretion, and without any prior notice, to terminate your access to the Service for any reason, including your breach of these Terms of Service, the terms and conditions of any service for which you may have registered, or a violation of the rights or another User or the law. You may unsubscribe from any further communication from Tapiture at any time by delivering a written notice addressed to help@tapious.com. You shall be responsible for ensuring delivery of the notice to Tapiture. You may also unsubscribe by clicking the Email Preferences link or the opt-out link in any of the Tapiture emails.

Tapiture reserves the right with or without notice to you at any time to change, modify or discontinue any service or a portion or attribute thereof, or the offering of any information, good, content, product or service. Tapiture shall have no liability to any User or any third party should Tapiture modify or discontinue any service or an aspect thereof.

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You have 30 days from the time you bought the product to change your mind. You probably won't though, because the stuff we sell is awesome.

Return Policy

If for any reason you are unhappy with the item ordered, you may return any eligible product within thirty (30) days from the date you placed your order. All items must be returned in new, unused condition, with no signs of use or wear, in the original packaging and with original tags still attached. All returns must include the item(s), return authorization form and the original packing slip.

If any item is damaged in shipping, please take a picture of the item and the damaged packaging and email the photo(s) to us at orders@tapious.com. If you have received a defective item or an item in error, please contact us at orders@tapious.com.

If you want to return an item or exchange an item for a different size or color, you must first contact us at orders@tapious.com to receive a return authorization form. Instructions for how to complete the return will be contained on the return authorization form. Remember that we must receive any returned/exchanged item within thirty (30) days of the date that you placed your order. Note: Items returned without a return authorization form will not be processed.

We will try to process any returns/exchanges within thirty (30) days of our receipt of the returned item.

Not all products are eligible for return. Products marked "FINAL SALE" are not eligible for return or exchange. If you have a problem with one of these items, please contact us at orders@tapious.com. All returns are subject to the discretion of Tapiture.

Notice for California Users

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N112, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210. The provider of service is Tapiture, Inc., 1411 5th St., Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Ph: 310-359-6340. There is no charge for using basic features of the Site. Charges for advertising and other services are available by contacting Tapiture at the above address, Attention: Customer Service.

BASICALLY,

If you have any complaints that you want to take seriously, we'll settle it in LA.

Dispute Resolution / Miscellaneous

Any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the use of Tapiture's Service, to the goods or services provided by Tapiture, or to any acts or omissions for which you may contend Tapiture is liable, including but not limited to any claim or controversy ("Dispute"), shall be finally, and exclusively, settled by arbitration in Los Angeles County, California. The arbitration shall be held before one arbitrator under the arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") for Consumer Related Disputes in force at that time. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the AAA rules. To begin the arbitration process, a party must make a written demand therefore. Each part shall bear its own costs and attorneys' fees. Any judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction in California. The arbitrators shall not have the power to award damages in connection with any Dispute in excess of actual compensatory damages and shall not multiply actual damages or award consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, and each party irrevocably waives any claim thereto. The agreement to arbitrate shall not be construed as an agreement to the joinder or consolidation of arbitration under this Agreement with arbitration of disputes or claims of any non-party, regardless of the nature of the issues or disputes involved. THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND TAPITURE WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU THUS GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT TO ASSERT OR DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS. YOU ALSO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN OR BRING CLASS ACTIONS. YOUR RIGHTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY NEUTRAL ARBITRATORS AND NOT A JUDGE OR JURY.

BASICALLY,

Please respect our copyright and trademark.

Copyright & Trademark Notices

All contents of the Tapiture Service are copyrighted © 2015 Tapiture, Inc. All rights reserved. Other product and company names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS STATED ABOVE OR TO ANY CHANGES MADE IN THESE TERMS, PLEASE EXIT THIS WEB SITE AND SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.

Updated on August, 2015