Badoo's translation platform terms and conditions of use

These Translation Terms work together with Badoo’s Terms and Conditions of Use, so please also read our Terms and Conditions of Use. That means these Translation Terms are in addition to Terms and Conditions of Use and if there are inconsistencies between them, these Translation Terms come out on top.

The Summary

Hello (again, if you clicked through to here from our Terms and Conditions of Use). You should read these Translation Terms where you have chosen to participate in use Badoo’s Translation Platform and/or provide Translations as they will apply every time you contribute a translation. However, just in case you ever need a reminder of the main points, here’s a quick summary:

  1. Participation on the Translation Platform is completely voluntary (that means you won’t be paid).
  2. All Translations uploaded via the Translation Platform will be owned by Badoo. If you decide to provide any Translations, we can use them however we choose.
  3. As we want to make Badoo available to as many people as possible in all different languages, we may share Translations with various partners to help us achieve that.
  4. If you post any Translation that is offensive in any way and we take it down, we are not in the firing line. You have to take responsibility for the Translations you provide.
  5. If you’re given access to any non-public products or features or anything that we tell you is confidential, you must not tell anyone about it and keep it secret.

The full legal bit

The intention behind the Translation Platform is to make the Badoo site and its services available in as many different languages as possible so that the site can be accessed by anyone anywhere in the world. If you decide to contribute via the Translation Platform, you must agree to participate in a manner consistent with its purpose and according to these terms and conditions (the "Translation Terms") so please read them carefully.

These Translation Terms apply whenever you use the Translation Platform, which are in addition to and form part of our Terms and Conditions of Use and Community guidelines. In the event there is a discrepancy between these Translation Terms and the Terms and Conditions of Use or the Community guidelines, these Translation Terms shall prevail.

By accessing, using, participating or receiving services offered via Badoo’s Translation Platform you are accepting and agreeing to be bound by these Translation Terms. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TRANSLATION TERMS THEN YOU MUST NOT PARTICIPATE OR USE THE TRANSLATION PLATFORM.

These Translation Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be are governed by and construed in accordance with English law. In the event there is a discrepancy between this English language version and any translated copies of these Translation Terms, the English version shall prevail.

Participating via the Translation Platform

What is the Badoo Translation Platform?

We’re keen to continue the growth of Badoo and make it an even better place to meet new people, have discussions and share photos, news and information. We think that’s possible by making the Badoo site and its services available in as many languages as possible so that it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere - and to do that we could really do with your help! Through the Badoo Translation Platform we want to set up a community of participants volunteering to translate all sorts of things on the Badoo, as well as provide feedback, suggestions and new ideas on the translations of others ("Translations"). And the best bit of helping with Translations, is that you get to meet other translators, chat to them, visit their profiles and even play Badoo’s “Encounters” game with them!

What do I have to do to get involved?

It is really easy. You just access the Translation Interface here and sign up to become a Badoo translator. Then, using your great language skills, fill in the text editing form with your proposed translation of the text set out – easy as that! You then submit this text editing form with this proposed translation. If you click here you can see a guided tour of how it works. Once you signed up, you will be notified regularly of new translation projects. How regularly depends on your profile notification settings - see section "What if I no long want to volunteer Translations" below

We think it’s really important that those helping to translate have a good understanding about Badoo and are able to take full advantage of everything Badoo has to offer. So, if you would like to participate on the Translation Platform but you don’t have a Badoo profile, don’t worry, we’ll set one up for you when you log in to be part of the translator community. If you already have a Badoo profile, then you are all set to go!

What kind of Translations can I upload via the Translation Platform?

Almost anything! You are able to submit all kinds of helpful things via the Translation Platform, such as translations of words or phrases, which are set out in strings on the Translation Platform. You can also check out other Translations and rate them by voting on other user’s Translations. It’s a great way for members of the Translation community to rate each other and see where they stand!

There are some rules about what is acceptable, so when you are using the Translation Platform or providing Translations, please follow these common sense simple rules:

  1. Do not provide inappropriate Translations, i.e. do not use expletives or language which could be deemed offensive or is likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person or is abusive, insulting or threatening, or which promotes or encourages racism, sexism, hatred or bigotry;
  2. Do not submit Translations that themselves, or the posting of which, infringes any third party’s rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights and data protection or privacy rights); and
  3. Remember you are responsible for the content, completeness and accuracy of your Translations.

Badoo reserves the right to assess, edit, reject or delete any Translation at any time and for any reason in its sole discretion. Badoo makes no guarantee or representation that your Translations will be used.

We expressly disclaim any and all responsibility and liability for your participation via the Translation Platform or that of any other Badoo user, and expressly disclaim any liability for Translations submitted by you or by any other user.

How will Translations be used?

Translations may be used by us and other Badoo users or distributed to our partners including, for example, to create new content or build new products or services. You acknowledge and agree that Badoo is entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of any Translations that you provide for any purpose at all, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement and at our sole discretion.

Once I provide a Translation, who owns it?

Us! When you provide a Translation, you agree that all legal right, title and interest, including all intellectual property or other proprietary rights, to any and all Translations provided by you will be owned by Badoo (whether those rights are registered or not and wherever in the world those rights may exist), and where those rights and title do not vest automatically, by using the Translation Platform you agree to assign to Badoo all such rights, title and interest, and to irrevocably waive any and all moral rights in all the Translations that you provide. If any assignment by you to Badoo becomes invalid or unenforceable, by your use of the Translation Platform you grant Badoo a worldwide irrevocable, perpetual, exclusive, transferable, fully paid up, royalty free, licence, including the right to sublicense, to use, share, reproduce, display, perform, create derivative works of, distribute and otherwise exploit the Translations in any manner.

Can I put Badoo on my cv or résumé and will I get any paid for Services?

No. Your participation on the Translation Platform and any Translations you decide to provide is completely voluntary. You can be involved as much or as little as you’d like, and you can stop participating at any time. You cannot list Badoo on your cv or résumé because participation on the Translation Platform does not create any employment relationship between you and Badoo nor will you be paid or receive any premium Services for your Translations. Instead, by volunteering your Translations will help a broader range of Badoo members, especially those whose use of Badoo may be limited by language. If, however, you have been a regular contributor to the Translation Platform, please contact us [insert translation platform link] because while we can’t promise, we may at our sole discretion be able to give you a small testimonial for your CV or résumé to show you our appreciation for your contributions.

Can I generally tell people about my amazing Translations for Badoo?

There may be some Translations that we ask you to help out with that relate to features, functionalities, sites, products, services or other projects that are in development, brand new and or just haven’t yet been made available to the wider Badoo community and which we’d like to keep secret until the world is ready to hear about them. If you do participate by providing Translations for those types of non-public projects, you must keep everything you know about them confidential, don’t tell any other person or company about them and don’t use the information you get from them for any other reason other than the provide Translation.

What if I no longer want to volunteer Translations?

That’s fine! You can stop participating at any time. If you’re dissatisfied with how the whole process went, your sole and exclusive remedy against Badoo is to cease providing Translations and your use of the Translation Platform. If you do decide to stop participating then please remember to edit your Notification Settings via My Profile if you don’t want to receive notices about Translations. Attention! Once you sign up you will receive notifications about new translations needed. If you do not want this, make sure you amend your notification settings in your translation profile so it states: "Do not notify me."

My Profile has disappeared and I can’t log in. What’s going on?

Sometimes people forget about these Translation Terms and post Translations or act in a way while on Badoo which is not consistent with the purpose of the site or the Translation Platform. If we think that you may have violated these Translation Terms, then we reserve the right at our sole discretion, at any time and without liability or the need to give you prior notice to:

  1. suspend or revoke your Badoo registration (where applicable) and your right to access and/or use Badoo or submit any Translation to Badoo; and
  2. make use of any operational, technological, legal, or other means available to enforce these Translation Terms (including without limitation blocking specific IP addresses).

We will try (but we are not obliged) to notify you if your access to Badoo and/or your Profile is to be or has been suspended or terminated.

Will I be told if there’s a change to how I can use and participate in Badoo’s Translation Platform?

Badoo reserves the right to modify, amend or change these Translation Terms at any time (a “Change”). If we do this then the Change will be posted on this page and we will indicate the effective date of the updates at the bottom of these Translation Terms. In certain circumstances, we may send an email to you notifying you of any Change. You should regularly check this page to take notice of any Changes.

If you do not accept any Change to these Translation Terms, you should stop using Badoo’s Translation Platform or uploading Translations immediately. Your continued use of the Translation Platform following any Change constitutes your acceptance of the Change and you will be legally bound by the new updated Translation Terms.

General Things You Need to Know about the Translation Platform

We have no obligation to use any Translations you provide, to check the accuracy or truthfulness of any Translations submitted, or to monitor your use or the use of other users of the Translation Platform.

Unfortunately we can’t guarantee that the Translation Platform will be up and running at all times because sometimes we have to carry out maintenance or it may be affected by a fault or circumstances which are outside our control, so the Translation Platform is provided on an “as is” “as available” basis. No warranty is given about the quality, accuracy, functionality, availability or performance of the Translation Platform, and we reserve the right to suspend, withdraw, amend, modify or vary the Translation Platform without notice and without incurring any liability to you.

Just by way of a reminder, please see our Terms and Conditions for what we have to say about disclaiming warranties and our limitation of liability.

Useful links

You might also want to take a look at the following pages:

  1. Terms and Conditions: find out how we govern the relationship between you and Badoo.
  2. Community guidelines: these Do’s and Don’ts are here to ensure that every user can enjoy Badoo safely and responsibly.
  3. Safety tips: Badoo’s guide to online safety.
  4. FAQs: check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions to find the answer you want.
  5. Privacy Policy: find out how your personal data is being looked after by Badoo and what types of cookies are placed on your device.

These Translation Terms were last updated on 26 June 2013.