Effective date: 1.01.2021
What is BiP?
BiP is a free communication and life platform where you can experience instant messaging, voice and video calls, and receive services from the Discover section. Thank you for using BiP!
What’s On This Page?
The titles on this page are as follows:
- Information on the Ownership of the Application
- General Terms
- Principles of Use
- Pricing, Renewal and Cancellation
- Intellectual Property Rights, Contents and Licenses
- Potential Issues Regarding the Service and Legal Disputes
We are aware that reading this text can be exhaustive. We are trying to be brief and to the point to save you the trouble. We recommend that you read these Terms carefully. You should agree to the Terms to use BiP. If you disagree with any part of this text, please do not use BiP. By registering to BiP or accessing BiP via web.bip.com, you will be deemed to have agreed to these Terms.
BiP İletişim Teknolojileri ve Dijital Servisler A.Ş. shall be entitled to stop your use of BiP if it detects or has reasonable doubt that you have failed to comply with these Terms. For further information, please see the “Suspension and Termination” heading.
Information on the Ownership of the Application
BiP is offered by BiP İletişim Teknolojileri ve Dijital Servisler A.Ş. at the address Aydinevler Mahallesi Ismet Inonu Cad. Kuçukyali Ofis Park B Blok Apt. No: 20 Maltepe/Istanbul, registered under corporate no. 124470-5 and tax no. 8710842486 (“BiP İletişim” or “us”).
Depending on your geographical location, the features and services offered within the scope of your use of BiP may vary according to your region and the operator used by you. In addition, some of these features and services can also be provided for a fee. In this context, you can enter into a contractual relationship with third parties that BiP İletişim conducts a collaboration with. In such case, we remind you that you will be bound by such contractual obligations in addition to these Terms.
Age Limitation You must be 16 years of age or older to subscribe, register or share any Personal Data to the Services. In certain jurisdictions, the age may be older than 16, in which case, you must satisfy that age in order to become a subscriber/user.
Subscription/Registration You must be registered to use BiP. When registering to BiP, you shall not make false statements. Use your existing phone number to register and if you change your phone number, you will have to register with your new number in order to use BiP. By signing up for BiP, you agree to receive messages and/or phone calls from us or third-party service providers with registration codes that will be used to verify your phone number.
BiP İletişim is entitled to take any of the actions listed under the “Suspension and Termination” heading as deemed required if it is established that you do not meet the criteria for a certain type of subscription.
Your Account If you create a BiP account, you should maintain the privacy of your user name, password and payment information and not share them with third parties. If you think or suspect that a third party has obtained the possession of these data, please inform us immediately via email@example.com.
Links Links directed to third-party web sites via BiP are solely for convenience or for the purposes of providing users with the means of communicating with other users. If you use these links, you will leave BiP. BiP İletişim does not have control over these websites and is not responsible for the contents of or access to them. BiP İletişim does not support or represent these websites or their contents by any means.
Games Some games may not be available to you based on your location or network provider. Games which are available to you may involve access to and transactions with third parties. BiP İletişim is not responsible for any such access or transactions.
Transfer BiP İletişimmay transfer and/or assign, at its sole discretion, BiP and its rights and liabilities within the scope of these Terms to a third party without giving any notice to you. This does not affect your liabilities within the scope of these Terms. You shall not be entitled to transfer or assign your rights, liabilities and obligations within the scope of these Terms to third parties under any circumstances whatsoever.
Principles of Use
This section covers other specific rules applicable to the use of BiP in addition to the requirements stipulated in these Terms.
While using BiP, you agree that:
- you will not provide inaccurate information for your account, not allow third parties to use your account and not share your account login information – password etc. – with third parties, not act on behalf of a third party without their consent or pretend to be acting on behalf of a third person, institution or organization;
- you will not use BiP for disseminating false, misleading, deceptive information or for illegal or unauthorized communication (for example, bulk message, automatic message, automatic search etc. for marketing and advertising purposes);
- you will not use BiP in a way that will not be compatible with personal use and in a way that will not be considered normal;
- You will not use BiP for commercial purposes unless permitted by BiP İletişim you will be personally responsible for the use and management of all information that allows you to use BiP, any process performed using your devices or accounts will be deemed performed by you, and you will be solely responsible for the damages arising from the direct or indirect use, loss or transfer of such information (for example, if you forget to log out after logging in from a third party device, access to your account is lost and/or your account is accessed by third parties);
- you will not modify, disrupt or hack BiP, disable the features which ensure the security or protection of the contents, alter BiP via methods such as reverse engineering etc. or support third parties who attempt to do so;
- you will not intentionally damage BiP and BiP İletişim or any user hardware with trojans, worms, logic bombs, script automation tools or similar materials or misuse BiP in a manner to cause a negative impact on user experience or use any automation tools or other functions to gain access to BiP (such as robots, spiders, scrapers, etc.) or use BiP for data collection purposes such as data mining, etc. or support third parties with such intentions;
- you will not copy, duplicate, delete, change, distribute, expose, process, or publish the contents, or attempt to do so; and
- you will not use BiP in a manner to result in a criminal act, require legal proceedings, be in or encourage breach of national or international laws and regulations or to contain illegal, threatening, disturbing, insulting, invective or defaming contents, be depreciatory, vulgar, graphic, a crime against public order, immoral, disturb or harass others, attack personal rights, or be in breach of the confidentiality rights or private life or other proprietary rights of third parties.
Otherwise, you agree and undertake that you will be responsible for any of the above actions if any of them are performed using your device or registered account.
Pricing, Renewal and Cancellation
Pricing BiP is offered free of charge. Some of the channels and services in the “BiP Discover” field can be offered for a fee. You can get information about these through related channels and services.
In order to use paid channels and services, you must pay the fee to be determined by the channel and service you have chosen. If you do not fulfill this payment obligation, your channel and service usage may be suspended or terminated.
You will be responsible for the fees and liabilities regarding the internet access (ie data and network usage) required to use BiP. BiP İletişim will not have any liability if you cannot access or fully benefit from BiP due to the problems caused by your internet service provider.
You should install the up-to-date version of BiP to use it properly. Information on supported devices and versions are available on the BiP pages in respective application stores. Support to older versions of BiP may be ceased according to the planning deemed suitable by BiP İletişim. BiP İletişim will not have any responsibilities if you cannot access BiP or use it fully due to this reason.
Renewal and Cancellation If you want to terminate your BiP subscription/registration, simply delete your account on BiP and delete the BiP application from your device by following the instructions in your BiP settings and of your device manufacturer.
The terms regarding the renewal and cancellation of your paid memberships within the scope of Discover channels and services may vary according to the related channel and service, and, in this context, the terms stipulated by the Discover channels and services in question will apply.
Intellectual Property Rights, Contents and Licenses
Intellectual Property Rights BiP İletişim is the owner or maintains the right for the use of the BiP application, BiP brands, commercial names, logos, domain names, and all other elements of the BiP brand and the Contents excluding the open-source codes used in BiP. The aforementioned rights are globally protected by intellectual property laws and international agreements. Open-source codes used in BiP and principles on the use of these open-source codes are available under the “Copyright” tab in the Help section under the Settings tab in BiP. You can use the open-source codes only in compliance with such terms of service.
License granted to you to use BiP Subject to your acceptance of these Terms, you will be granted with a non-exclusive, non-assignable, revocable and limited-time license to use BiP solely for personal and non-commercial use in compliance with these Terms excluding any available open-source codes. Therefore, please be informed that you will be under legal responsibility if you act in breach of this license.
BiP Contents Any contentsin BiP (“Contents”) including those created by users (“User Contents”) are for the user’s personal use. Any commercial use of the Contents is prohibited. Otherwise, BiP İletişim reserves the right to claim compensation.
You agree that you will be solely responsible for any breach of intellectual and industrial property rights arising from your breach of these Terms or your use of the Services and we hereby declare that BiP İletişim may recover damages related with intellectual property rights that may arise due to your misuse of the Services as a user, only where lawful to do so.
User Contents and Rights Granted To Us By You
BiP İletişim does not control or supervise User Contents on BiP. We are entitled to control, supervise, reject, alter or delete User Contents which we deem to be incompliant with the Principles of Use at our sole discretion provided that it is technically and practically applicable. BiP İletişim does not undertake full or partial access to User Contents or their storage in any form as sent, received or used by you.
In this context, when you send us a notification please make sure that you provide the following information in your e-mail:
(a) Your name and contact information;
(b) The location of BiP Content deemed to be in breach and the item breached: (i) your rights, (ii) rights of a third party you represent (iii) or the Principles of Use; and
(c) Definition, explanation of the right allegedly infringed and to whom it belongs.
BiP İletişim will proceed and take measures as it deems suitable for the Content you notify. No action will be taken in case BiP İletişim decides that such Content is not in breach of any rights or the Principles of Use. BiP İletişim is not obligated to negotiate with you or inform you regarding the action(s) it chooses to take upon your notification.
BiP İletişim is entitled to suspend or terminate user accounts which are in breach of these Terms. The same may be applicable if you misuse notification channels.
Potential Issues Regarding the Service and Legal Disputes
(a) Immediate, temporary or permanent termination of your access to BiP and deletion of the relevant User Contents;
(b) Compensation of the damages resulting from the breach by you; or
(c) Sharing information on the breach in question with authorities if required, and to the extent required.
Actions to be taken in case of a breach are not limited to those listed above and BiP İletişim is entitled to take other measures or legal actions as it deems appropriate. You agree that you will not make any claims against BiP İletişim as a result of this.
Interruption or revision of services BiP İletişim will make the necessary efforts to ensure proper operation of BiP. However, temporary interruptions may be encountered under certain circumstances (force majeure, technical issues, maintenance, tests and actions taken to comply with legal requirements etc.) for required updates. BiP İletişim is entitled to alter or remove BiP services and Contents, in part or in full, temporarily or permanently, anytime, without prior notification or consent required.
Waiver BiP İletişim reserves the right to limit access to BiP at any time and without prior notification. BiP İletişim will not be under any liability for the inaccessibility of BiP anytime or for a certain period of time or technical problems, errors or failures you may encounter while using BiP. Upon being notified of such failure, BiP İletişim will make reasonable efforts to rectify such failure as soon as possible.
Force majeure includes natural disasters, war, mobilization, fire, government regulations, epidemic, pandemic, and other situations to the extent they prevent access to the Services in part or in full, temporarily or permanently and/or make access to Services impossible. In such a case, BiP İletişim will not be under any liability against you due to its failure to meet its obligations.
BiP İletişim does not make any commitments regarding the Service and offers the Service “as it is” without any guarantee or condition. BiP İletişim will not be responsible for any damages or losses (direct or indirect) arising from the use of BiP. However, BiP İletişim’s liability against you or your legal successors arising from or in connection with the use of BiP is in any case limited to the amount paid by you to BiP İletişim in the last twelve months for the use of BiP.
Severability If any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid or inapplicable, other provisions will continue to be valid and applicable to the extent legally possible.
Contact us If you would like to send us your feedback on BiP, You can contact us through the “More>Settings>Help>BiP Supportoption.