Everyone registered on Karike.com agrees to the terms of service and therefore must comply with them.
Terms of service
Karike.com is free (except additional services) and using it works on "as is" principal. Karike.com owners are not responsible for possible consequences arising from using the site. Karike.com owners remain the right to change site terms of service according to necessity, changes will be displayed on this page.
We ask the people who do not agree with the Karike.com terms of service not to use the Karike.com site. All of the damage caused by violating this rule, makes the person who causes the damage fully responsible.
To create an account, you have to provide basic information about yourself: e-mail, password, location, birthdate. To register, you have to agree with current Terms of Service and submit your registration form. You will be able to add more information and upload your photos after your account is created.
It is forbidden to use personal data which does not belong to you in your profile. Every user can have only one account. Repeated accounts will be blocked without warning.
If Karike.com owners do not want to offer service to a certain Karike.com site user, they can block this user's account without explanation. There will be no refunds of the virtual money if the users account is blocked. Karike.com owners can also completely block virtual money on a user's account in case of violations.
It is forbidden to send chain letters or spam using your Karike.com mailbox. Using mailboxes, forums, comments to advertise any products, firms, services etc. is also forbidden.
Threatening, offensive or indecent content is forbidden, be it in public forum, private messages, picture comments or Karike.com usernames. Distributing religious beliefs, racist propaganda or other unethical and illegal activities is also forbidden. When using Karike.com, you have to remain polite, while communicating with other users.
It is forbidden to use any kind of programs or scripts to visit accounts, rate pictures, post comments etc. Punishments will be made in accordance to the level of the violation. A warning may be made by a moderator if the violation is unintentional and easy. You cannot protest against the warning or note made by a moderator. If the violation is heavier, the account will be blocked without a warning and without a chance to get it back.
The order of adding photos
Pornographic or erotic photos are forbidden. Moderators decide upon the limits for pornographic/erotic content. Obscene or insulting photos and photo names are not allowed. Forbidden are photos that are illegal, are agitating racism, hostile or violent (for example aiming at somebody with a gun).
Photos displaying drugs and/or drinking alcohol or smoking are forbidden. Moderators may forbid photos, if it is obvious that people in them are drunk, if alcohol or cigarettes are main characters in the photos or if the comment to the photo encourages drinking or smoking.
Children photos are forbidden. A photo is considered a child photo if it is a photo of a person under 16 years old.
Photos are forbidden when containing advertisement in either the photo itself or in the photo's name or include a company's or photo maker's (including photo processor's or a group dealing with processing) logo on the photo edge. If the Karike.com username and account do not contain advertisements, then it's allowed to show this username in the photo and under the photo as a owner/maker/processor - "made by..." or just written. In the photos and in the photo's name it's forbidden to use the copyright sign ©.
You can't upload several copies of one photo onto your account.
It is forbidden to upload photos that may be copyrighted (e.g. photos belonging to some fashion agency) or someone else's photos. It is forbidden to upload photos with other people if the owner doesn't have obtained the right to show them. It is also forbidden to add details that are copyrighted (backgrounds, logos, etc.). It is forbidden to add photos without people, for instance photos that depict animals, flowers, etc.
In case of copyright violation suspicion, please talk first to the offending profile owner who has published photo on Karike.com. If violation continues despite of the correspondence, please send an email to our support service. Please copy-paste to the e-mail message all previous correspondence with copyright offender (including message titles and dates). If you see someone using your picture without your consent, please send us a link to the offenders account and to the picture in question and label it as "offender". Also send us a link to your profile and label it as "account owner". Also please add links of everybody related to this problem to the letter.
If the person in the photo or the owner of the author's rights doesn't agree to distribute the photo or presents claims, the person who has distributed the photo if fully liable.
Data that helps to identify the violator will be given to state authority according to the law. When uploading photos, please take into consideration that the moderators have the right to decline them if they meet the paragraphs listed above but if their form and content are obscene or may harm somebody.
Karike.com moderators decide if the photo complies with terms of service.
Payments and refunds
User can acquire virtual currency. Among payment options there are credit cards (including subscriptions), premium SMS, premium phone calls, bank payments etc. Availability of payment methods, as well as currency, depends on the country of user's origin. Credit card payments and Estonian internet bank payments are provided by Maksekeskus AS. In other countries, credit card payments are provided by Paypal. Most of the payments, including credit cards payments and bank payments are completed in EUR. The prices for the services are different, depending on service, payment method and country. Price is always displayed on the site, including Services' section where customer can make a purchase.
Service is activated when transaction has been completed. For credit card payments and SMS this usually means instant activation. User can check one’s payment history at any time using Services section of the site. Virtual currency can’t be refunded. Purchased paid services can not be refunded if activated, however user should contact customer service in case of technical failure in order to get refund. Such refund will be made to the bank account where payment came from or (in case of other payment method) to site’s account in virtual currency.
User can subscribe for Paid Services using credit card (making payment online). Subscription fee for subscription period will be billed upfront to user’s bank account. All subscriptions will be automatically renewed, unless user terminates the subscription before the subscription's expiration date. In case of free trial, customer can cancel subscription any time during trial period with no charges made to customer's bank account.