IMPRESSO’s T&Cs, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Safety Tips

October 18, 2020

  • Terms and Conditions (T&C)

  • Privacy Policy

  • Cookie Policy

  • Safety Tips

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to IMPRESSO. These Terms and Conditions of use are between you and Xobaedi Sàrl. IMPRESSO is a mobile and web application that belongs to Xobaedi Sàrl, a small start-up based in Switzerland. The terms “us,” “we,” or the “Company” also refers to Xobaedi Sàrl. The term APP also refers to IMPRESSO. The term “user” or “users” also refers to you.

INTRODUCTION

The core functionality of the App is to provide identity and personal data validation for its users. Users will have access to other users on the App and identify who is a real person and who is not. Only validated persons on the App are classified as a real person on the App. Just like opening up a bank account or requesting services from a company, the bank or the company you are dealing with will want to know who you are and if who you say you are is really you. Users that do not get validated or fail validation cannot access some core features of the App. 

IMPRESSO services also promotes the face to face meet ups between validated user for casual, friendship, business or for career advancement. IMPRESSO promotes only real people unlike other Apps with millions of unvalidated users that could be potentially fake.

 

IMPRESSO also promotes meet up venues for users.

To be able to provide an easy to use, effective, useful and safe experience for all our users, we request the use and access of the user's device features listed below, to make it easier for the user to get validated and to have a better user experience on the App (e.g. of reasons for requested access):

- camera on user mobile device (e.g. so user can take selfies)

- user's mobile GPS location (e.g. users will be able to see who are the real people close to them)

- user’s contact information on user mobile device (e.g. users will be able to know who from their contact list are also on IMPRESS)

- user’s mobile device storage folder (e.g. select images and documents to submit to IMPRESSO for validation)

- user’s mobile number (e.g. for validation of user’s phone number)

 

IMPRESSO credits also called tokens can be received by users while using IMPRESSO. Just like in a gaming app where users can receive credits, crowns or jewels. And like gaming apps, tokens can be used in the app to access premium services. IMPRESSO is available on the Huawei App Store, Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

IMPRESSO is free for everyone to download or access from their mobile or PC (personal computer) or a server terminal with web browser access.

IMPRESSO is The App That Tells You Who Is Real ! Making online personal and professional information safer, more secure and private. 

IMPRESSO makes online dating, career advancement, job hunting, business networking and social media safer, a lot more productive and efficient. IMPRESSO helps to advance your career prospects and increase your chances of getting interviews quicker and getting hired faster. 

Users can use IMPRESSO with your favourite dating app to help them get better quality dates and meetups faster.

User’s can view, check out, meetup with people that are close to them. Users have access to share some of their personal data with other users. Users can exchange contact information with other users. 

For business access, IMPRESSO provides access (e.g. through an API) to companies requiring personal data validation from identity, age, location, skills, work history, hobbies, personal traits, likes and dislikes and even their salary range.

 

Sharing of user’s data to companies will bring benefits for the user but not in all circumstances and not exclusive. Sharing of user’s data to companies can be in the form advertising or through other means. In certain circumstances users will receive rewards with the sharing of their data with companies. (e.g. like in a gaming app where users will earn credits or tokens through advertisers)

 

Acceptance of the Terms of Use Agreement. 
By creating an account and using the IMPRESSO, whether through a mobile device, mobile application or computer (collectively, the “Service”) you agree to be bound by (i) these Terms and Conditions of use, (ii) our Privacy Policy, (iii) our Cookies Policy and (iv) Safety Tips, each of which is incorporated by reference into this Agreement, and (v) any terms disclosed and agreed to by you if you purchase additional features, products or services we offer on the Service (collectively, this “Agreement”). If you do not accept and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement, please do not use the Service.

The terms of use can be found here: www.impressoapp.com/legal

We may make changes to this Agreement and to the Service from time to time. We may do this for a variety of reasons including to reflect changes in or requirements of the law, new features, or changes in business practices. The most recent version of this Agreement will be posted on the Service under Settings and also on https://www.impressoapp.com/legal and you should regularly check for the most recent version. The most recent version is the version that applies. If the changes include material changes that affect your rights or obligations, we will notify you in advance of the changes by reasonable means, which could include notification through the Service or via email. If you continue to use the Service after the changes become effective, then you agree to the revised Agreement.

You must be at least 18 years of age to create an account on IMPRESSO and use the Service. By creating an account and using the Service, you represent and warrant that you can form a binding contract with IMPRESSO and you will comply with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations.

If you are accessing or using the Service on behalf of a business or third party, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to do so and to bind that business or third party to this Agreement, and your agreement will be treated as their respective agreement. In this event, IMPRESSO may hold you responsible for violations of this Agreement by that business or third party, and "you," "your" and "party" will also refer and apply to that business or third party.

 

Your IMPRESSO Account.

In order to use IMPRESSO, you may sign in using your email, social media account login or mobile number. If you do so, you authorise us to access and use certain account information of those email, social media providers or your phone number. For more information regarding the information we collect from you and how we use it, please consult our Privacy Policy.

The location function in the app has to be turned on to be able to use this Service.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login credentials you use to sign up for IMPRESSO, and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under those credentials. If you think someone has gained access to your account, please immediately contact contactus@impressoapp.com.

 

The IMPRESSO Features.

IMPRESSO enables you to use various features for identity validation, personal data validation, networking with other users and career advancement opportunities.

  • Validation of identity and location. Get validated through your mobile device for your identity and location. You can provide ID information via your passport, national ID card or driving license.

  • Validation of educational and career documents. Get your educational and career history validated. In order to validate your career documents, you can upload copies of educational certificates, testimonials or work certificates into your IMPRESSO account or provide a link to the validated certificates. You can also request document validation from other IMPRESSO users.

 

  • Validation of other professional data and history. You can validate who are your official recommendations and references. (e.g. your x-colleague from your last employment is your Reference person that provided you with a recommendation letter). You can validate your salary and employment letters or testimonials.

 

  • You can invite other users for professional meetups via the meetup function of the IMPRESSO. You can also be invited for a meetup by a recruiter or company. You will also be able to utilise meetup locations proposed by IMPRESSO for meetups depending on your region or location.

 

  • IMPRESSO has an innovative approach to communication. It’s called “IM” (intelligent messaging) where messages are predefined for the user to communicate with another user.

 

  • Career advancement. Depending on region and your location IMPRESSO also provides you with access to job opportunities through ads or through meetup opportunities either online or in-person.

 

  • Advance search for career development. Depending on region and your location IMPRESSO also provides you with a search to be able to meetup in person or via online with recruiters or directly with company HR recruiter.

 

  • Credits (tokens). You can purchase credits from IMPRESSO, using your credit card via your phone or through your PC. Your credits can provide you access to request for validation of your personal information, e.g. your educational certificates, licenses, salary, work references, and much more. Using your credits also allows you to access and meet other users. You can also potentially receive credits directly from IMPRESSO for free or as a reward. You can also potentially receive credits from other users, e.g. when other users view your profile, when you fulfil a request from other users or when you meetup with another user.

 

Modifying the Service and Termination.

IMPRESSO is always striving to improve the Service and bring you additional functionality that you will find engaging and useful. This means we may add new product features or enhancements from time to time as well as remove some features, and if these actions do not materially affect your rights or obligations, we may not provide you with notice before taking them. We may even suspend the Service entirely, if necessary, and will do our best to notify you in advance.

You may request to terminate your IMPRESSO account at any time, for any reason, by contacting us at contactus@impressoapp.com. IMPRESSO may terminate your account at any time without notice if it believes that you have violated this Agreement. Upon such termination, you will not be entitled to any new credits and will lose all your credits in your account left in balance.

 

Your Interactions with Other Users and Safety.

IMPRESSO is not responsible for the conduct of any user on or off of the Service. You agree to use caution in all interactions with other users, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Service or meet in person. In addition, you agree to review and follow IMPRESSO’s Safety Tips prior to using the Service. You agree that you will not provide your financial information (for example, your credit card or bank account information), or wire or otherwise send money, to other users.

YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IMPRESSO DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ITS USERS OR OTHERWISE INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ITS USERS. IMPRESSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS.

 

Rights IMPRESSO Grants You.

IMPRESSO grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, nonexclusive, revocable, and non-sublicensable license to access and use the Service. This license is for the sole purpose of letting you use and enjoy the Service’s benefits as intended by IMPRESSO and permitted by this Agreement. Therefore, you agree not to:

  • use the Service or any content contained in the Service for any commercial purposes without our written consent.

  • copy, modify, transmit, create any derivative works from, make use of, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, images, trademarks, trade names, service marks, or other intellectual property, content or proprietary information accessible through the Service without IMPRESSO’s prior written consent.

  • express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by IMPRESSO.

  • use any robot, bot, spider, crawler, scraper, site search/retrieval application, proxy or other manual or automatic device, method or process to access, retrieve, index, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or its contents.

  • use the Service in any way that could interfere with, disrupt or negatively affect the Service or the servers or networks connected to the Service.

  • upload viruses or other malicious code or otherwise compromise the security of the Service or to modify or change any aspects of the service.

  • forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted to or through the Service.

  • “frame” or “mirror” any part of the Service without IMPRESSO’s prior written authorisation.

  • use meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to IMPRESSO or the Service (or any trademark, trade name, service mark, logo or slogan of IMPRESSO) to direct any person to any other website for any purpose.

  • modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service, or cause others to do so.

  • use or develop any third-party applications that interact with the Service or other users’ Content or information without our written consent.

  • use, access, or publish the IMPRESSO application programming interface without our written consent.

  • probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our Service or any system or network.

  • encourage or promote directly or indirectly any activity that violates this Agreement.

The Company may investigate and take any available legal action in response to illegal and/ or unauthorised uses of the Service, including termination of your account.

Any software that we provide you may automatically download and install upgrades, updates, or other new features.

 

Rights You Grant IMPRESSO.

By creating an account, you grant to IMPRESSO a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, right and license to host, store, use, copy, display, reproduce, adapt, edit, publish, modify and distribute information you authorise us to access from your Huawei, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google or Samsung accounts, as well as any information you send to us, post, upload, saved, display or otherwise make available (collectively, “post”) on the Service or transmit to other users (collectively, “Content”).

 

YOU ARE AWARE THAT SUCH INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO IMPRESSO MIGHT BE PERSONAL AND/OR PRIVATE. NEVERTHELESS, YOU AUTHORISE IMPRESSO TO USE THE INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION.

IMPRESSO’s license to your Content shall be non-exclusive, except that IMPRESSO’s license shall be exclusive with respect to derivative works created through use of the Service. For example, IMPRESSO would have an exclusive license to screenshots of the Service that include your Content. In addition, so that IMPRESSO can prevent the use of your Content outside of the Service, you authorise IMPRESSO to act on your behalf with respect to infringing uses of your Content taken from the Service by other users or third parties. This expressly includes the authority, but not the obligation, to send notices on your behalf if your Content is taken and used by third parties outside of the Service.

Our license to your Content is subject to your rights under applicable law and is for the limited purpose of operating, developing, providing, and improving the Service and researching and developing new ones. You agree that any Content you place or that you authorise us to place on the Service may be viewed by other users and may be viewed by any person participating in the Service or visiting it (such as individuals who may receive shared Content from other IMPRESSO users).

You agree that all information that you submit or upload upon creation of your account is accurate and truthful and you have the right to post the Content on the Service and grant the license to IMPRESSO above.

You agree that all information that you submit or upload upon creation of your account or during the time you are on IMPRESSO is available for IMPRESSO to view, review and check for authenticity and for IMPRESSO to use any means necessary including working with 3rd parties or government institutions to verify your submissions are authentic and genuine.

You agree and allow all information that you submit or upload upon creation of your account or/and during the time you are on IMPRESSO is available for IMPRESSO to market, promote, advertise, provide access to other users or businesses in alignment with the features of IMPRESSO.

You understand and agree that we may monitor or review any Content you post as part of a Service. We may delete any Content, in whole or in part, that in our sole judgment violates this Agreement or may harm the reputation of the Service.

You may not disclose any information to anyone about IMPRESSO's pricing, metrics, member demographics or beta features. This includes your payment history through IMPRESSO. IMPRESSO reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Service as further described in the Agreement.

In consideration for IMPRESSO allowing you to use the Service, you agree that we, our affiliates, and our third-party partners may place advertising on the Service. By submitting suggestions or feedback to IMPRESSO regarding our Services, you agree that IMPRESSO may use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensating you.

You agree that IMPRESSO may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary, such as to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce this Agreement; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Company or any other person.

 

Rules for using the Service. 
By using the Service, you agree that you will not:

  • use the Service for any purpose that is illegal or prohibited by this Agreement.

  • use the Service in order to damage IMPRESSO.

  • bully, “stalk,” intimidate, assault, harass, mistreat or defame any person.

  • post any Content that violates or infringes anyone’s rights, including rights of publicity, privacy, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or contract right.

  • spam, solicit money from or defraud any users.

  • use another user’s account.

  • create another account if we have already terminated your account, unless you have our permission.

  • impersonate any person or entity or post any images of another person without his or her permission.

  • solicit passwords for any purpose, or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users or disseminate another person’s personal information without his or her permission.

IMPRESSO reserves the right to investigate and/ or terminate your account without a refund of any purchases if you have violated this Agreement, misused the Service or behaved in a way that IMPRESSO regards as inappropriate or unlawful, including actions or communications that occur on or off the Service.

 

Purchase of Credits.

You may purchase Credits in your IMPRESSO account. You agree to pay IMPRESSO all charges at the prices displayed to you for the amount of Credits you’ve selected as well as any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on your payments, and you authorise IMPRESSO to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”). IMPRESSO may correct any billing errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment. If you initiate a chargeback or otherwise reverse a payment made with your Payment Method, IMPRESSO may terminate your account immediately in its sole discretion.

You may edit your Payment Method in your IMPRESSO Profile. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not edit your Payment Method information, you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts and authorise us to continue billing the Payment Method, as it may be updated. This may result in a change to your payment billing dates. In addition, you authorise us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for your credit or debit card as provided by your credit or debit card issuer. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method.

Refunds. Generally, all charges for purchases are non-refundable. Purchases of Credits are FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

Disclaimers.

IMPRESSO PROVIDES THE SERVICE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IMPRESSO DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (C) THAT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE.

IMPRESSO TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONTENT THAT YOU OR ANOTHER USER OR THIRD PARTY POSTS, SENDS OR RECEIVES THROUGH THE SERVICE. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.

 

Third Party Services.

The Service may contain advertisements and promotions offered by third parties and links to other web sites or resources. IMPRESSO is not responsible for the availability (or lack of availability) of such external websites or resources. If you choose to interact with the third parties made available through our Service, such party’s terms will govern their relationship with you. IMPRESSO is not responsible or liable for such third parties’ terms or actions.

 

Limitation of Liability.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL IMPRESSO, ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, LICENSORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, REPUTATION OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM: (I) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE, (II) THE CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES ON, THROUGH, OR FOLLOWING USE OF THE SERVICE; OR (III) UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, EVEN IF IMPRESSO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL IMPRESSO’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO IMPRESSO FOR THE SERVICE WHILE YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Governing Law.

The laws of Switzerland, excluding Switzerland’s conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Service. For the avoidance of doubt, the choice of governing law shall not supersede any mandatory consumer protection legislation in such jurisdictions.

Venue.

Except for users residing in the EU or European Economic Area, who may bring claims in their country of residence in accordance with applicable law, and except for claims that may be properly brought in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction in the county in which you reside, all claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement, to the Service, or to your relationship with IMPRESSO will be litigated exclusively in the courts of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Indemnity by You.

You agree, to the extent permitted under applicable law, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless IMPRESSO, our affiliates, and their and our respective officers, directors, agents, consultants and employees from and against any and all complaints, demands, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses, including attorney’s fees, due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to your access to or use of the Service, your Content, or your breach of this Agreement.

Entire Agreement; Other.

This Agreement, with the Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and any terms, as amended from time to time, disclosed and agreed to by you, if you purchase additional features, products or services we offer on the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and IMPRESSO regarding the use of the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that your IMPRESSO account is non-transferable and all of your rights to your account and its Content terminate upon your death. No agency, partnership, joint venture, fiduciary or other special relationship or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you may not make any representations on behalf of or bind IMPRESSO in any manner.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us:

By email: contactus@impressoapp.com

By contacting us through the provided links on our website https://www.impressoapp.com

 

 

Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

 

This Cookie Policy explains briefly what cookies are, what types of cookies are placed on your device when you visit our website and use our Service and how we use them. You can find out more about what cookies are on this link, https://www.kaspersky.com/resource-center/definitions/cookies and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

For simplicity, we also refer to all different technologies used in relation to what is a cookie as “cookies” in this Cookie Policy.

Like most providers of online services, we use cookies to provide, secure and improve our services, recognising you when you visit our website, including by remembering your preferences and personalising and tailoring ads to your interests. To accomplish these purposes, we also may link information from cookies with your personal information.

When you visit our website, some or all of the following types of cookies may be set on your device.

  • Website cookies

  • Mobile app cookies

  • Social networking cookies

  • Advertising cookies

  • Analytics cookies

We use services from 3rd parties listed below. Please refer to their policies indicated here.

 

To allow you to share content on social media, some features of this website use social media plug-ins (e.g. Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn). Depending on your social media account settings, we automatically receive information from the social media platform when you use the corresponding button on our website.

To learn more about social media cookies, please refer to your social media platform’s cookie policy and privacy policy.

For any further question or advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us:

 

 

Safety Tips

Meeting new people is exciting, but you should always be cautious when interacting with someone you don’t really know yet even if that some is a real career professional. Although IMPRESSO validates the person you maybe meeting up is a real person we cannot validate their human nature side or their character or anything besides how they look and their names as provided by their identification card. Use your best judgment and put your safety first, whether you are exchanging initial messages or meeting in person. While you can’t control the actions of others, there are things you can do to help you stay safe during your IMPRESSO experience. Please read the safety tips below carefully.

​Protect Your Personal Information
Never share personal information, such as your social security number, home or work address, or details about your daily routine (e.g., that you go to a certain gym every Monday) with people you don’t know. If you are a parent, limit the information that you share about your children on your profile and in early communications. Avoid sharing details such as your children’s names, where they go to school, or their ages or genders.

​Online Safety

Never Send Money or Share Financial Information
Never send money, especially over wire transfer, even if the person claims to be in an emergency. Wiring money is like sending cash which is nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace where the money went. Never share information that could be used to access your financial accounts. If another user asks you for money or anything in relation to your personal financial information or your family's, please report it to us immediately.​

Report All Suspicious and Offensive Behaviour
You know when someone’s crossed the line and when they do, we want to know about it. Block and report anyone that violates our terms. Here are some examples of violations:

  • Requests for money or donations

  • Spam or solicitation including links to commercial websites or attempts to sell products or services

  • Harassment, threats, and offensive messages

  • Fraudulent profiles

  • Inappropriate or harmful behaviour during or after meeting in person

 

You can report any concerns about suspicious behaviour to contactus@impressoapp.com

Protect Your Account
Be sure to pick a strong password, and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. IMPRESSO will never send you an email asking for your username and password information — if you receive an email asking for account information, report it immediately.

Meeting in Person Face to Face​

During a pandemic situation (e.g. corona virus - Covid 19 start started in 2019 and 2020) in your region it is advisable not to meetup another person face to face. If you have to meetup in person please do take note and follow the recommended safety procedures as advise by your local regional authorities.

Don’t Be In A Rush. Take your time and get to know the other person before agreeing to meet. A phone or video call can be a useful screening tool before meeting.

Meet in Public and Stay in Public. Meet for the first few times in a populated, public place — never at your home, home of the person you are meeting with, or any other private location. If your meetup pressures you to go to a private location, do not meet up.

Tell Friends and Family About Your Plans. Tell a friend or family member of your plans, including when and where you’re going. Have your cell phone charged and with you at all times.

Be in Control of Your Transportation. We want you to be in control of how you get to and from your meet up so that you can leave whenever you want. If you’re driving yourself, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan such as a ride-share app or a friend to pick you up.

Know Your Limits. Be aware of the effects of drugs or alcohol on you specifically — they can impair your judgment and your alertness. If your meet up tries to pressure you to use drugs or drink more than you’re comfortable with, hold your ground and end the meet up.

 

Don’t Leave Drinks or Personal Items Unattended. Know where your drink comes from and know where it is at all times — only accept drinks poured or served directly from the bartender or server.

 

Many substances that are slipped into drinks to facilitate sexual assault are odourless, colourless, and tasteless. Also, keep your phone, purse, wallet, and anything containing personal information on you at all times.

If You Feel Uncomfortable, Leave. It’s okay to end the meet up early if you’re feeling uncomfortable. In fact, it’s encouraged. And if your instincts are telling you something is off or you feel unsafe, ask the bartender or server for help.

​For any further question or advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

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