A quick summary of major points
- Using the App is completely voluntary, and it can be downloaded for free on applicable smartphones.
The App allows you to upload and store, within your mobile device a digital version of your proof of COVID-19 vaccination (“Content”). In accordance with the City of Boston B Together vaccine requirement this digital proof of vaccination can be presented for entry to certain indoor spaces.
The App simply stores your Content, and therefore does not—and cannot—be used to verify your Content against any other source.WHO MAY USE THE APP?
Any person who is vaccinated against COVID-19 may use the App to show proof of vaccination in accordance with the City of Boston B Together vaccine requirement. This includes children under the age of 18. The App enables the creation of multiple user profiles on the same mobile device. This feature is present for use cases such as but not limited to a parent using the App to show proof of their own vaccination as well as proof of their child’s vaccination.
You agree to never use another’s account without permission. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account.WHAT ARE THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS TO USE THE APP?
You must have internet access to download the App to your mobile device, and to receive updates, patches, or bug fixes. All data or access charges incurred due to your use of the App are subject to your agreed terms with your mobile network provider, and any such charges will not be paid or reimbursed by the City.WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO PROVIDE TO USE THE APP?
In order to use the App, you will be required to provide your name and upload proof of vaccination. You must ensure that all the information provided by you is current, accurate, and complete, and that you’ll keep the information as updated as possible.WHAT ARE THE PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS IN USING THE APP?
Your Content: The App collects and stores on your mobile device the Content provided by you. Your Content remains stored on your phone until you delete it. Your Content is not transmitted to other entities.
Your Mobile Device Information: The App does not collect any information related to a user's device or location.IS MY CONTENT SECURE?
The App only stores your Content on your mobile device and does not transmit it to other entities. You are responsible for ensuring that you have appropriate security protections on your mobile device. Many mobile devices include an encryption feature that may encrypt Content when not shown on the screen. You are encouraged to configure your device accordingly. The App contains a password feature that you may wish to activate to protect your Content, in case your device is lost or stolen.HOW WILL THE APP BE KEPT UPDATED?
We may make updates, bug fixes, or patches to the App available from time to time. We reserve the right to make any changes to the App or to discontinue any aspect or feature of the App without notice to you. The City is not, however, obligated to create or deliver updates, bug fixes, or patches. You are responsible for periodically checking to see whether there are updates, bug fixes or patches available.FOR HOW LONG CAN I USE THE APP?
Your license to use the App will terminate when you remove the App from your mobile device, or if the City terminates the license, whichever occurs first. The City’s right to terminate is entirely in its discretion and it may do so at any time and without notice.APPROPRIATE USE OF B TOGETHER
You may not use the B Together app for any of the following purposes:
- To commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to engage in any conduct that would constitute a criminal offense;
- To cause any harm that would result in the payment of damages, or encourage others to cause such harm;
- To impersonate a person or entity, or to claim a relationship with or represent any person or entity you are not authorized to represent;
The City reserves the right to suspend your access to the App if we have reason to believe that your access is being used for any of the prohibited purposes listed above (or for any other inappropriate or unlawful use). If you believe your account has been suspended unfairly, please contact email@example.com.INDEMNITY CLAUSE
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you acknowledge and agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and assume the defense of the City, its officers, agents or employees, with counsel acceptable to City, which acceptance shall not be unreasonably withheld, from all liabilities, suits, claims, losses, and costs or any other damages against them or any of them arising from any act or omission by you, your agents, officers, employees, or subcontractors in any way connected with your use of our Services, your violation of these Terms, or the infringement, or alleged infringement, by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
In no event will the City be liable to you for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including loss of profits and goodwill, business, business benefit or loss of data, and the Content.
The City does not intend or agree to assume any obligation or liabilities in connection with the App and your use of the App.
These Terms and their performance will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston. The courts of Massachusetts will be the exclusive jurisdiction.
You agree that because of the unique nature of the App and the City’s proprietary rights, a demonstrated breach of these Terms by you may irreparably harm the City, and in this circumstance, monetary damages would be inadequate compensation. Therefore, you agree that the City shall be entitled to preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, as determined by any court of competent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of these Terms.
If any provision of these Terms is declared void, illegal, or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms will be valid and enforceable to the extent permitted by applicable law. In such event, the parties agree to use their best efforts to replace the invalid or unenforceable provision by a provision that, to the extent permitted by the applicable law, achieves the purposes intended under the invalid or unenforceable provision.
The B Together Application (“App”) is software owned by the City of Boston designed to assist the City and its residents in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The information you provide will not be used for any other purpose. Using the App is completely voluntary, and it can be downloaded for free on applicable smartphones.
The purpose of the App is to allow you to upload and store a digital version of your proof of COVID-19 vaccination (“Content”) on your mobile device, which you can present as evidence of your vaccination status in accordance with the City of Boston B Together vaccine requirement.
Your Content: The App collects and stores on your mobile device the Content provided by you. Your Content remains stored on your phone until you delete it. Your Content is not verified against any source, and is not disclosed to any other entities.
Smartphone camera and Images: The App requires access to your smartphone camera and local image files to store and display your Content. Your Content is not used in any way outside of the App and is not shared with the City or with any third parties. It is always your choice whether to share the images you have stored within the App. The App cannot access your camera without your permission.
Location Tracking: The App does not use location services on your mobile device.
You are responsible for ensuring that you have appropriate security protections on your mobile device. The App contains a password feature that you may wish to activate to protect your Content, in case your device is lost or stolen. Many mobile devices also include an encryption feature that may encrypt Content when not shown on the screen. You are encouraged to configure your device accordingly.