Welcome to FREMO.
The terms and provisions set forth in this document govern your use of FREMO and the services we offer.
These terms and conditions do not, in any way, supersede, modify, or eliminate any social media use policies your Department, Precinct, Jurisdiction, or Employer may have imposed on you. It is your responsibility, as an individual user to be aware of and to abide by the specific social media use policies imposed on you by your Department, Precinct, Jurisdiction, or Employer.
FREMO does itself, however, prohibit the posting of any text or pictures containing any specific information regarding the cases, calls, investigations, crime and response scenes, and other business of your Department, Precinct, Jurisdiction, or Employer. This includes but is not limited to: names, addresses, photos of perpetrators, suspects, victims, etc. Any posts and/or photos must conform both to this FREMO prohibition and, of course, with the social media use policy of your Department, Precinct, Jurisdiction, or Employer. FREMO will not be liable or otherwise responsible for any violation by a user of this site of either FREMO’s rules and guidelines or those of the social media use policies of a user’s Department, Precinct, Jurisdiction, or Employer. All users of FREMO agree to indemnify and hold FREMO harmless from any such liability.
By creating an account and posting on the FREMO site, you confirm that you have read, acknowledge, and agree to these terms and conditions.
Our goal is to provide for First Responders a community of like-minded individuals who know and understand the hardships and challenges that come with serving the public. We want FREMO to be a place where first responders can interact with and communicate with their peers about current events and shared experiences, and can support one and the other in coping with the traumatic and difficult real-life situations that they witness and respond to daily.
A targeted experience for you, The First Responder:
Your interaction with FREMO is tied directly to the type of responder you are and the service you provide, to include the posts, content, and ads you will see in the site’s POLICE/FIRE/EMS sections. While all sections are viewable by all FREMO users, any NEW POST made by a user will automatically be sorted and posted based on the type of First Responder for which the posting user is enrolled. Any comments or likes in other sections will be tied to that original post regardless of First Responder type.
Additionally, we do not collect or distribute any personal data from the individual user posts, comments, or profiles. Any analytical data collected is anonymous and is used by FREMO solely to demonstrate to advertisers and potential advertisers the value of advertising on FREMO. For example, we collect and analyze data as to the number of ads clicked on in a given time frame, as well as what region that click might have come from. However, no individual or personal data is collected or needed for those purposes. FREMO does not collect, store, or sell any analytical or user data for 3rd party use.
Help you find content, products, and services that interest the First Responder:
We show you ads, offers, and other sponsored materials to help you discover content, products, and services that are made available by the many businesses, partners, sponsors, and organizations that cater to the First Responder Community. Our partners pay us to show their content to you, and we design our site and ad selection so that the sponsored content you see is as relevant and useful to you as can be.
Enabling you to express yourself and communicate about what matters to you:
There are many ways to express yourself on FREMO and to communicate with friends, colleagues, and like-minded individuals about what is important to you, including, for example, sharing posts, photos, and videos on FREMO, adding content to your profile, and commenting on posts by another user. We will continue to develop and explore new ways for the First Responder community both to use FREMO, and to share among themselves more expressive, personalized, and engaging content on FREMO.
Battling harmful conduct in the FREMO Community and Data Auto Deletion:
First Responders will only feel a sense of community on FREMO if they feel safe. We employ a dedicated team to monitor our system and to detect misuse of our service, harmful content towards others, and situations where we may be able to help, support, or protect our community. If we learn of content or conduct inconsistent with this goal, we will take appropriate action, such as removing content, blocking access to certain features, disabling an account, or contacting law enforcement in the event of a serious credible threat or situation. In addition, we also ask you, the user base as a whole, to follow common sense both when posting and to bring possible issues to our moderators and team. If you feel a post is contrary to the policies of FREMO, please make us aware by contacting us through the “Contact FREMO” section of the site.
To provide FREMO to you and to attract the advertising required for us to do so, we collect and use a limited amount of indirect and non-personal data. We detail our practices in the Data Policy section below, which, by creating your account, you acknowledge yourself to have read, understood, and agree to.
To meet the business requirements of both potential advertisers and our current advertisers, sponsors, and partners, FREMO is often required to provide analytic data of how many people an ad reached, how many accessed or interacted with an ad, clicked on an ad, or paused on to look at an ad. Advertisers also typically request usership numbers, as well as data showing how many posts are made daily, the activity level of the site, and regions and/or states of users who have accessed the site. The data we do collect is limited to that, and is only for the sake of serving advertisers advertising on our site. No direct personal or identifiable user data is ever collected, maintained, or sold.Data you and others provide.
Your usage. We collect information about how you use our ads, such as the types of ads you view or engage with; the actions you take; the ads you interact with; and the time, frequency, and duration of your interaction within the ads. For example, we log when you've clicked on an ad, how long you had it open for, if you merely stopped on that portion of the screen (impression), or if you followed the link and or ad provided. Additionally, we may log where that ad was viewed from to provide and or prove to advertisers that a specific locale/region is being reached – Example - XYZ supply in Baton Rouge, LA would like to know how many users that clicked on the Ad are actually in LA.
We collect information from and about the computers, phones, and devices used to access FREMO for the purpose of displaying the site in a correct manner for the device being used. For example, we collect and analyze whether the device is a handheld smartphone in order to provide the mobile version of the site formatted in a conducive manner for a smaller screen, and likewise to determine if the user is communicating with FREMO via a PC capable of displaying the full-sized, desktop version of the site. This benefits you, the user, and ensures FREMO will always be displayed in the manner formatted for the device being used. With most mobile devices, a desktop version of the site can typically be requested for display if that is desired.
Information we obtain from these devices in regards to posting may also include:
We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:
When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For that reason, you must:
In order to create and maintain a community solely for First Responders, you must meet the following requirements in order for your FREMO account to be approved.
We want people to use FREMO to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):
A. You may not use FREMO to do or share anything:
B. You may not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or use of FREMO.
C. You may not access or collect data from FREMO using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access. We can remove content you share in violation of these provisions and, if applicable, we may act against your account, for the reasons described below. We may also disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights. To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights of you, or others) or our terms and policies.
We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:
A. Permission to use content you create and share: You own the content you create and share on FREMO, and nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want. To provide our services, though, we need you to give us some legal permissions to use that content in limited situations regarding display, presentation, and representation of the site to potential sponsors, partners, and/or advertisers.
Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights (like photos or videos) on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on FREMO, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings), such as service providers that support our service, potential site sponsors, advertisers or other FREMO partners. You can end this license any time by deleting your content or account. You should know that, for technical reasons, content you delete may persist for a limited period of time until the auto deletion window has expired (though it will not be visible to other users). In addition, content you delete may continue to appear if you have shared it with others and they have not deleted it.
B. Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions you have taken on FREMO next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across FREMO and our Products, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show potential advertisers, sponsors, or partners ads that have been of interest to portions of users to facilitate the sale of space or sponsored content within FREMO or its products.
We will continually work to improve our services and features and to make FREMO better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use FREMO, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the FREMO community, you can delete your account at any time.
We want FREMO to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas. If we determine that you have violated our terms or policies, we may act against your account to protect our community and services, including suspending access to your account or disabling it. We may also suspend or disable your account if you create risk or legal exposure for us or when we are permitted or required to do so by law.
We do not control or direct what FREMO users and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).
We cannot predict when issues might arise with FREMO, and, accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to what users and others do or say. Our users’ conduct or actions, or any content users may share, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.
For any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or to FREMO in general ("claim"), you agree that it will be resolved exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana or a state court located in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the State of Louisiana will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
a. These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and FREMO NETWORK LLC. regarding your use of FREMO. They supersede any and all prior agreements.
b. If any portion of these Terms are found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
c. You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name you use in everyday life).
d. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
The goal of FREMO is to provide First Responders a place to share their views, troubles, and ideas, converse with others in similar yet distinct positions, and, furthermore, to connect with friends, colleagues, and fellow responders from other fields within the First Responder Community. The conversations that happen on FREMO reflect the diversity of a community of people communicating across jurisdictional lines, jobs, and fields all posting everything from text to photos and videos.
We recognize how important it is for FREMO to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take our role in keeping questionable content and abuse off FREMO seriously. That’s why we have developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on FREMO. Our Standards apply around the world to all types of content. They’re designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hate speech may still be removed for violating our bullying policies.
The goal of our Community Standards is to encourage expression and create a safe environment. We base our policies on input from our community and from experts in fields such as technology and public safety. Our policies are also rooted in the following principles:
Safety: People need to feel safe in order to feel a sense of community. We are committed to removing content that encourages real-world harm, including (but not limited to) physical, financial, and emotional injury.
Voice: Our mission is all about embracing diverse views, however we err on the side of caution and may not allow or remove content, even if it may be borderline or not directly violate an explicit term or condition outright, especially if removing that content can prevent a specific harm. We do this only after reviewing the public interest value of the content against the risk of real-world harm, as well as any violation of rules, laws, or direct department/jurisdiction/agency/employer guidelines that we feel may be violated.
Equity: Our community is diverse. Stated policies may appear vague or broad, but that is because we apply them consistently and fairly to a community that transcends regions, cultures, and professions. As a result, our Community Standards can sometimes appear more extensive than needed. Everyone on FREMO is responsible for his/her actions and in keeping the platform safe and respectful. We ask people to share responsibly and to let us know when they see something that may violate our Community Standards. We make it easy for people to report to us for review potentially violating content, including ads, profiles, individual content, and/or comments.
The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and a person's history on FREMO. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post or disable/delete their profile. We also may notify law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine credible threat or risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety. Our Community Standards, which we will continue to develop over time, serve as a guide for how to utilize and converse on FREMO. It is in this spirit that we ask members of the FREMO community to follow these guidelines.
We will remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe that a user’s post contains a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats either to other individuals or to the public at large.
FREMO prohibits its users from using FREMO to directly list, purchase, sell, exchange or trade any of the following items: non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and prescription drugs; firearms, firearm parts or ammunition; alcoholic beverages, and all other goods for which purchases, sales, and exchanges are subject to governmental regulation. Some of these items are not regulated in every state/municipality/country; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale through ads on FREMO, but only as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We will, of course, allow discussions and posts by users about such items. For example, a post to this effect – “I was in XYZ’s store this morning and they had this on sale for $399” – will not be prohibited.
In addition to the applicable policies of your individual Department, Jurisdiction, Agency, or Employer regarding the depiction of individuals or events you may encounter, FREMO prohibits its users from posting or otherwise publishing any content, photos, videos, names, addresses, license plates, or any other identifiable information, depiction, or description of any suspects, perpetrators, patients, victims, survivors, or other individuals unless: (a) the user does so after having first obtained the written permission from such persons to do so; or (b) the information in question has been previously published and is generally available in the public domain. We will remove any content that we feel violates this agreement, as well as take any necessary action against the account that posted, or made the content available. In addition, we will remove images that depict incidents of violence, sexual violence, and intimate images shared without permission from the people pictured. If you encounter content that you feel violates this, please report it to FREMO administrator.
We do not tolerate bullying on FREMO because we want the members of our First Responder community to feel safe, appreciated, and most of all respected. We will remove content that purposefully targets individuals or groups with the intention of degrading or shaming them. We recognize that there is a sense of camaraderie between First Responders and occasional teasing may take place, but there is a fine line that should be discerned when it is ill-intentioned. Due to that it is our policy to require the individual who is the target of bullying to report content to us before removing it. This allows us to have a notification from the actual victim to confirm that it was indeed past the point of good natured teasing, or joking manner. Our bullying policies do not apply to non-member public figures because we want to allow discourse, which often includes critical discussion of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. Discussion of public figures nonetheless must comply with our Community Standards, and we will remove content about public figures that violates other policies, including hate speech or credible threats.
We do not tolerate harassment on FREMO. We want people to feel safe to engage and connect with their community regardless of their opinions or thoughts. Our harassment policy exists because we want to prevent unwanted or malicious contact via FREMO. Context and intent are critical, and we allow people to share and re-share content if it is clear something was shared in a facetious manner, or in order to condemn or draw attention to harassment. We encourage users to report such behavior and content if they feel it violates our policy.
Privacy and the protection of personal information are fundamentally important values for FREMO. We work hard to keep your account secure and safeguard your information in order to protect you from potential physical or financial harm. You should not post highly personal or confidential information about others without first getting their consent. This also applies to your own information or posting sensitive information. We also ask users to report imagery or content that they believe is in violation of their or others privacy rights.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE hate speech policy on FREMO because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion and in some cases may promote real-world violence. We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disability or disease. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation. Sometimes people share content containing someone else’s hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others. Similarly, in some cases, words or terms that might otherwise violate our standards are used self-referentially or in an empowering way. When this is the case, we allow the content, but we expect people to clearly indicate their intent, which helps us better understand why they shared it. Where the intention is unclear, we may remove the content. We allow humor and social commentary related to these topics. In addition, we believe that people are more responsible when they share this kind of commentary using their authentic identity.
We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation. We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about or discuss issues. We know that people value the ability to discuss important issues like human rights abuses or acts of terrorism. We also know that people have different sensitivities with regard to graphic and violent content. For that reason, content that is allowed to stay up at the time, may be removed in the future if specific complaints or public opinion is that it blatantly violates this rule or is beyond the area of stirring conversation and raising awareness.
We restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity because some people in our community are sensitive to this type of content. Additionally, we default to removing sexual imagery to prevent the sharing of non-consensual or underage content. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content even if it is posted for humorous or satirical purposes.
We believe that people share and connect more freely when they do not feel targeted based on their vulnerabilities. As such, we have higher expectations for content that we call cruel and insensitive, which we define as content that targets specific groups, victims, or individuals of serious physical or emotional harm.
Accountability is the cornerstone of FREMO. We believe that people are more responsible for their statements and actions when they use their authentic identities. That's why we require users of FREMO to use the name they go by in everyday life. Our policies are intended to create a safe environment where people can trust and hold one another accountable.
You own all of the original content and information you post. However, before sharing reposts, images, videos, or other un-original content on FREMO, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. We are committed to helping people and organizations promote and protect their intellectual property rights and unauthorized posts of copywritten material will be removed and further action may be taken against the posting account.
FREMO will comply with:
These terms apply if you post or share any videos or other content containing photos, music, or media on FREMO.
You are responsible for the content you post.
You may not use copywritten, trademarked, or pirated content or media on our site for commercial gain or distribution.
Unauthorized content may be removed.
Keep in mind you remain solely responsible for the content that you post, including any music or video that features that content. Nothing in these terms constitutes any authorization by us with respect to any use of music or digital or physical media on any of our Products.
Use of music or media for commercial or non-personal purposes in particular is prohibited unless you have obtained appropriate licenses.
This website uses Google Analytics and as a result is subject to the Google Data Policies stated below in regards to their services. All references below to “Owner” is hereafter understood to be “FREMO NETWORKS LLC”
Types of Data collected
Methods of processing
The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this Application (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.
Legal basis of processing
The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:
In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
The Data is processed at the Owner's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.
Depending on the User's location, data transfers may involve transferring the User's Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.
Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data.
If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for. Therefore:
The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics.
Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Google Analytics (Google LLC)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.
In particular, Users have the right to do the following:
Details about the right to object to processing
Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.
Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.
How to exercise these rights
Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.
The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Application or the related Services.
The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
Additional information about User's Personal Data
System logs and maintenance
For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.
Information not contained in this policy
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
How “Do Not Track” requests are handled
This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.
Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.
Definitions and legal references
Personal Data (or Data)
Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
Information collected automatically through this Application (or third-party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.
The individual using this Application who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)
Data Controller (or Owner)
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.
The service provided by this Application as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
European Union (or EU)
Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Small sets of data stored in the User's device.
This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).