App Terms of Use

The SelfieCop App is great! But there are some rules. Our fundamental requirement is that no-one except a parent/guardian & their child should ever use our App.


This Terms of Use is the agreement that describes what you can (and cannot) use our App for.

We have made special effort to make the Terms of Use easy to understand. Please read them.

SelfieCop Terms of Use

Version 1.0 | Effective 1st September 2015

  1. Introduction
  2. Conditions for use of the Services
  3. Subscription Terms and Payments
  4. Privacy Policy
  5. 'User Content'
  6. SelfieCop Content
  7. Grant & Scope of Licence to Use the Services & SelfieCop Content
  8. Your responsibilities for use of the SelfieCop App
  9. We welcome (but don't pay for) feedback
  10. SelfieCop may change or discontinue
  11. For users internationally
  12. Disclaimer of Warranties
  13. Indemnification
  14. Limitation of Liability
  15. Termination
  16. Governing Law
  17. Severability
  18. Complete agreement
  19. About SelfieCop

1. Introduction

These terms of use (the "Terms of Use") is the agreement that governs your access to and use of the products and services offered by SelfieCop Limited ("SelfieCop").

Please read the Terms of Use carefully, especially if your child is under 13 years of age.

By downloading, accessing or using the mobile applications, websites or other products or services of SelfieCop or our affiliates or any services jointly offered with other companies (collectively the "Services"), you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use.

THESE TERMS OF USE AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS AND IN PARTICULAR CONTAIN EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE YOU MUST NOT USE THE SERVICES.

The Services include (but are not limited to) the following services:

SelfieCop Child App

This is the SelfieCop App intended only for devices used by minors aged 15 years or younger over whom a parent or legal guardian has parental authority. This app has access to all photos and videos stored on a device onto which it is installed.

The SelfieCop Child App selects those photos and videos that have been created by the built-in camera and sends an encrypted copy to the 'linked' SelfieCop Parent App.

SelfieCop Parent App

This is the SelfieCop App intended only for mobile devices used by adults having parental authority over a minor who is 15 years of age or younger on whose mobile device the SelfieCop Child App is installed.

This app has access to all photos and videos captured by a 'linked' SelfieCop Child App. The SelfieCop Parent App displays each image for 5 seconds before deleting it.

(The SelfieCop Child App and the SelfieCop Parent App are individually and collectively referred to as the "SelfieCop App")

SelfieCop website

This website describes our services.

SelfieCop on Twitter

This is used to communicate with our audience.

SelfieCop on Facebook

This is used to communicate with our audience.

SelfieCop on YouTube

This is used to communicate with our audience.

Other Services

SelfieCop may adopt other services for incidental or permanent use.

We may change these Terms of Use

We may change or modify the Terms of Use at any time and at our sole discretion.

It is your responsibility to regularly review the Terms of Use for modifications and by continuing to use the Services you agree to be bound by any amended Terms of Use.

If you do not agree to any amended Terms of Use, stop using our Services and delete the SelfieCop App.

2. Conditions for use of the Services

This is VERY important. You hereby warrant and represent as a fundamental condition to your access to or use of the Services that:

  • You are 18 years of age or older;
  • You will only install the SelfieCop Child App on the phone or mobile device of a minor of whom you are the parent or legal guardian, provided always that the minor in question is aged 15 or younger;
  • You are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in the Terms of Use;
  • You are fully able and competent to abide by and comply with the Terms of Use;
  • You will always inform your child of your wish to install the SelfieCop Child App and will explain what it is and how it works;
  • You will always ask your child for his / her consent to install the SelfieCop Child App;
  • If your child refuses consent and you choose to override that refusal, you agree you will only do so when you believe it is in the best interests of your child and that the installation of the SelfieCop Child App is proportional to a perceived risk;
  • You will never create a link between a SelfieCop Parent App and a SelfieCop Child App on any device that is not owned and / or operated by your child;
  • You will inform the parents/legal guardians of the children with whom your child may have contact (as well as the children themselves) that the SelfieCop Child App is installed on your child's device and that you may see images of them;
  • You will not make the device onto which the SelfieCop Parent App is installed available or entrust it to any person other than yourself, or if you do you will first disable the SelfieCop Parent App;
  • You will ensure that your child does not make the device onto which the SelfieCop Child App is installed available or entrust it to any other person, or if he / she does you will first disable the SelfieCop Child App; and
  • You have not been previously barred from our services.

We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity.

3. Subscription Terms and Payments

You must pay a monthly subscription fee to use the Services.

The monthly subscription fee is determined by SelfieCop and is payable in advance. It is subject to change at any time at our sole discretion.

By subscribing for the Services you agree to pay all fees and charges, including applicable taxes.

In order to use the Services, you are required to provide SelfieCop with valid credit card/debit card information. You hereby authorise SelfieCop to bill all fees, charges and applicable taxes through that account as and when they become due. Any queries regarding billing on your account must be raised with SelfieCop within 30 days.

If we do not receive prompt payment for all fees, charges and applicable taxes, you will be in default and we reserve the right to suspend your access to the Services without further notice.

Subject to any right of withdrawal under applicable law, fees, charges and applicable taxes are non-refundable.

Fees for text messaging

For the avoidance of doubt, you are responsible for any fees or charges incurred to access the Services through an internet access provider or other third-party service. You are also responsible for any text messaging fees that apply in connection with the operation of the Services.

You may cancel your subscription at any time up to the next monthly billing date and no further amounts will be debited from your account.

4. Privacy Policy

Your privacy and the privacy of your child is our number one concern. Please read our Privacy Policy before using the Services to see how we collect, use and protect your personal information.

The SelfieCop Privacy Policy is incorporated into these Terms of Use.

If there is any conflict between the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, the Terms of Use shall prevail.

5. 'User Content'

Our Services consist of features that allows SelfieCop to detect, copy, transmit and/or store content such as photos & videos, graphics, items or other materials on any device onto which SelfieCop Child App is installed (collectively called "User Content").

All ownership rights to User Content remain with the owner of the installed device. SelfieCop does not have any rights in respect of the User Content except for the limited rights that are needed to provide the Services.

You agree that the owner of the device onto which SelfieCop Parent App is installed will not under any circumstances copy, transmit, store, share, save, distribute or otherwise make available any User Content (including in particular and without limitation any User Content that consists of indecent, nude or partially nude images).

You agree that the owners of the devices onto which the SelfieCop App is installed are solely responsible for User Content and that SelfieCop is not responsible or liable for any User Content or any claims arising therefrom.

Notwithstanding our security systems, you understand that User Content may be viewable by others. For more information read our Privacy Policy.

6. SelfieCop Content

Unless otherwise stated, all materials contained on or within the Services, including, but not limited to text, graphics, images, code, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, and written and other materials (collectively known as "SelfieCop Content"), as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and unauthorised use of SelfieCop Content may violate such laws and the Terms of Use.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, SelfieCop does not grant any express or implied rights to use SelfieCop Content.

You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, display, reverse engineer, sell, or participate in any sale of, rent, lease, loan, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, SelfieCop Content, the Services or any related software, except as expressly stated in these Terms of Use.

7. Grant & Scope of Licence to Use the Services & SelfieCop Content

Subject to compliance with the Terms of Use and in particular payment of applicable fees and charges from time to time, you are hereby granted a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable license to use the Services and in particular to download and use the SelfieCop App on mobile telephone or hand held devices that are owned and controlled by you and / or your child.

This license is revocable at any time and is at all times subject to the Terms of Use.

Activities that we prohibit & will not tolerate

  • In addition to the other restrictions set out in the Terms of Use you hereby represent and warrant that you will not under any circumstances:
  • Permit or in any way facilitate the distribution, public performance or public display of SelfieCop Content.
  • Modify or otherwise make any derivative uses of the Services or SelfieCop Content, or any portion thereof.
  • Download (other than page caching) any portion of the Services, SelfieCop Content or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted pursuant to the Terms of Use.
  • Access the SelfieCop API with an unauthorised or third-party client.
  • Use the Services or SelfieCop Content for any purpose that is illegal, beyond the scope of their intended use, or otherwise prohibited in the Terms of Use.
  • Use the Services to knowingly make, transmit or otherwise make available pornography.
  • Use the Services to engage in 'cyber-sex', 'virtual sex' or 'sexting' or solicit another to participate in 'cyber-sex' or 'sexting' on or through the Services.
  • Engage in any harassing, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct.
  • Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • Use the Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from using the Services, or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Services in any manner.
  • Compromise the security of the Services.
  • Reverse engineer any aspect of the Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Services.
  • Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ, or attempt to access areas/features of the Services that you are not authorised to access.
  • Attempt to indicate in any manner that you have a relationship with us or that we have endorsed you or any products or services without our express written consent to do so.
  • Violate the publicity, privacy or data protection rights of a third party.
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any third party.
  • Buy, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise offer in exchange for any compensation, access to your SelfieCop Apps.
  • Develop any third-party applications that interact with User Content or the Services.
  • Use the Services for any illegal or unauthorised purpose or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates the Terms of Use.

You further agree to abide by any third-party terms that apply when posting reviews of SelfieCop, including the Google Play Store Terms of Service.

Any breach of the above prohibitions will automatically terminate your licence to use the Services.

8. Your responsibilities for use of the SelfieCop App

SelfieCop is not a total-solution to unsafe behaviour. It is a tool.

Do not expect SelfieCop to completely protect your child from the dangers of unsafe camera usage.

Although we endeavour to ensure that all our connections and servers are encrypted and secure - there is nothing we can do if you do not treat images that are sent to you with discretion.

The aim of SelfieCop is to deter your child from creating unsafe images. You as the parent or legal guardian of the minor on whose device the SelfieCop Child App is installed must also act to ensure that this aim is met. You must NEVER make a screengrab of an image.

  • After installing SelfieCop, you accept sole responsibility for any and all activity that occurs on your device or your child's device in connection with the SelfieCop App.
  • You are responsible for making sure you correctly link a SelfieCop Parent App and a SelfieCop Child App.
  • You are responsible for making sure you keep secret code (encryption keys) secure and safe.
  • You are responsible for making sure you keep your any and all applicable device passwords secure and safe (including without limitation 'App Lock' passwords).
  • You agree that you will not share your email or any applicable password or code with others or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account and or any User Content.
  • You agree to manually check that the SelfieCop App is functional and to ensure that your child is using their phone or device sensibly.
  • You agree that you will not make the device onto which the SelfieCop Parent App is installed available or entrust it to any other person, or if you do you will first disable the SelfieCop Parent App;
  • You agree that you will ensure that your child does not make the device onto which the SelfieCop Child App is installed available or entrust it to any other person, or if you do you will first disable the SelfieCop Child App;.

9. We welcome (but don't pay for) feedback

We really want to hear your opinions about SelfieCop.

You agree that any feedback, suggestions, ideas or other information or materials regarding SelfieCop or the Services that you provide, whether by email or otherwise (collectively called "Feedback"), are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of SelfieCop.

We will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

You waive any rights you may have to the Feedback (including any copyrights or moral rights).

Please do not share your ideas with us if you expect to be paid or want to continue to own or claim rights in them.

10. SelfieCop may change or discontinue

We may at our sole discretion and at any time modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services or any features or portions thereof without prior notice.

You agree that we will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services or any part thereof.

11. For users internationally

SelfieCop operates from and is based in Ireland.

However, information collected by SelfieCop is stored and processed by our internet service provider (ISP) Liquid Web in the United States of America.

By accessing or using our Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of your information to the US.

EU citizens should note that Liquid Web has confirmed to us that it adheres to the Safe Harbor agreement between the US and EU.

Read more about our Privacy Policy.

12. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SERVICES AND THE SELFIECOP CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW SELFIECOP MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN RELATION TO: (I) THE SERVICES, (II) THE SELFIECOP CONTENT, (III) THE USER CONTENT OR (IV) THE SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO SELFIECOP OR VIA THE SERVICES. SELFIECOP HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

IN ADDITION, WHILE SELFIECOP ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE A GOOD USER EXPERIENCE, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL ALWAYS BE SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DELAYS, DISRUPTIONS OR IMPERFECTIONS. IN PARTICULAR AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE WILL BE OCCASIONS WHEN THE SERVICES MAY BE INTERRUPTED, INCLUDING FOR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE OR UPGRADES, FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS OR DUE TO FAILURE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINKS AND / OR EQUIPMENT.

13. Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS SELFIECOP, OUR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, AGENTS AND SUPPLIERS (THE "SELFIECOP PARTIES") FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL COMPLAINTS, CHARGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS, LIABILITIES, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING LEGAL EXPENSES) DUE TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO:

  • (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES;
  • (B) ANY USER CONTENT YOU AND / OR YOUR CHILD CREATE, DISTRIBUTE, STORE OR OTHERWISE TRANSMIT THROUGH THE SERVICES;
  • (C) YOUR VIOLATION OR ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF USE;
  • (D) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT, CONFIDENTIALITY, PROPERTY OR PRIVACY RIGHT;
  • (E) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, CODES, STATUTES, ORDINANCES OR ORDERS OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL AND QUASI-GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL REGULATORY, ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITIES; OR
  • (F) ANY MISREPRESENTATION MADE BY YOU.

YOU WILL COOPERATE FULLY AS REQUIRED BY SELFIECOP IN THE DEFENCE OF ANY CLAIM. SELFIECOP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENCE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU, AND YOU WILL NOT IN ANY EVENT SETTLE ANY CLAIM WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF SELFIECOP.

14. Limitation of Liability

EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SELFIECOP OR THE SELFIECOP PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM

  • (A) THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES;
  • (B) THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES OR ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE THEREIN; OR
  • (C) THE CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF SELFIECOP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND YOUR CHILD'S USE OF THE SERVICES.

YOUR ONLY REMEDY AGAINST SELFIECOP FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICES.

FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE WILL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ANY WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW THAT IT WOULD BE UNLAWFUL TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT; AND NOTHING IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT SELFIECOP'S LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF: (I) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY DIRECTLY CAUSED BY SELFIECOP'S NEGLIGENCE; (II) FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION ON THE PART OF SELFIECOP; OR (III) MATTER WHICH IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL OR UNLAWFUL FOR SELFIECOP TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT, OR TO ATTEMPT OR PURPORT TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT, ITS LIABILITY.

15. Termination

We may, without notice and in our sole discretion, terminate your right to use the Services or any portion thereof and block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services or any portion thereof.

16. Governing Law

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland.

17. Severability

If any one or more of the provisions contained in the Terms of Use shall, for any reason, be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of the Terms of Use and the Terms of Use shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.

18. Complete agreement

The Terms of Use supersede all prior understandings regarding the same and represent the complete agreement between you and SelfieCop.

Any amendment or waiver of the Terms of Use must be in writing and signed by an authorised representative of SelfieCop. Failure to enforce any provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such provision.

19. About SelfieCop

SelfieCop Limited is a limited company registered in Ireland with the Company Registrations Office with registration number 558746.

SelfieCop's registered office address is 25 Joyce Road, Lusk Village, Lusk, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

SelfieCop's VAT number is IE 3339563QH.

You can contact SelfieCop by email to team@selfiecop.com or at the above address.