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Terms of Service

Terms of Service

The talk:

We (the good people at Mapduh) run a Website and web site mapping service called Mapduh and would love for you to use it. Our free account is, of course, free, and we offer paid upgrades for advanced features such as additional maps, additional places, and extra storage. Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your map as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you create and effectively publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your map or get linked to or from your map (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).

You can browse our examples of maps to get a sense of the types of maps that are welcome on our service. If you find a Mapduh map that you believe violates our terms of service, please check our support page.

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Mapduh website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, the Mapduh Pro Mappership service (“Mappership”), (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Mapduh (“Mapduh”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Mapduh’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Mapduh (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Mapduh, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

  1. Your Mapduh Account and Map. If you create a map or multiple maps on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the discussions of your account and maps, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the map. You must not describe or assign keywords to your map in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Mapduh may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Mapduh liability. You must immediately notify Mapduh of any unauthorized uses of your map, your account or any other breaches of security. Mapduh will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
  2. Responsibility of Contributors.If you operate a map, comment on a map, add material to the Website, add links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
    • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
    • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to add or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
    • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
    • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
    • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
    • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
    • your map is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other maps and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
    • your map is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your map’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
    • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Mapduh or otherwise.

    By submitting Content to Mapduh for inclusion on your Website, you grant Mapduh a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your map. If you delete Content, Mapduh will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

    Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Mapduh has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Mapduh’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Mapduh’s reasonable opinion, violates any Mapduh policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Mapduh’s sole discretion. Mapduh will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

  3. Payment and Renewal.
    • General Terms.

      Optional paid services such as additional maps, additional places, extra storage are available on the Website (any such services, an “Upgrade”). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay Mapduh the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service (additional payment terms specifically for Pro Mappership services are described below). Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Upgrade fees are not refundable.

    • Automatic Renewal.

      Unless you notify Mapduh before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time in the Upgrades section of your Map Manager’s dashboard.

  4. Mapperships.
    • Fees; Payment. By signing up for a Mappership account you agree to pay Mapduh the monthly fees and Mappership fees indicated at in exchange for the services listed at Applicable fees will be invoiced starting from the day your Mappership is established and in advance of using such services. Mapduh reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. Mapperships can be canceled by you at anytime on 30 days written notice to Mapduh.
    • Support. Mapperships include access to priority email support. “Email support” means the ability to make requests for technical support assistance by email at any time (with reasonable efforts by Mapduh to respond within one business day) concerning the use of the Mappership Services. “Priority” means that support for Mappership customers takes priority over support for users of the standard, free Mapduh mapging services. All Mappership Services support will be provided in accordance with Mapduh standard Mappership practices, procedures and policies.
  5. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Mapduh has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including any link added to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Mapduh does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there present, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Mapduh disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there present.
  6. Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including any link made available through the websites and webpages to which Mapduh links, and that link to Mapduh. Mapduh does not have any control over those non-Mapduh websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Mapduh website or webpage, Mapduh does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Mapduh disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Mapduh websites and webpages.
  7. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Mapduh asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Mapduh violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Mapduh in accordance with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Mapduh will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Mapduh will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Mapduh or others. In the case of such termination, Mapduh will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Mapduh.
  8. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Mapduh to you any Mapduh or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Mapduh. Mapduh, the Mapduh logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Mapduh, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mapduh or Mapduh’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Mapduh or third-party trademarks.
  9. Advertisements. Mapduh reserves the right to display advertisements on your map unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade on one or multiple maps or operate Pro Services account. These maps are not ad-free maps but reduced-ad maps.
  10. Changes. Mapduh reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Mapduh may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

  11. Termination. Mapduh may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Mapduh account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a Pro Services account, such account can only be terminated by Mapduh if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from Mapduh’s notice to you thereof; provided that, Mapduh can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

  12. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. Mapduh and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Mapduh nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
  13. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Mapduh, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Mapduh under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Mapduh shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
  14. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Mapduh Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  15. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Mapduh, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
  16. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Mapduh and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Mapduh, or by the posting by Mapduh of a revised version. By accepting these terms, you and Mapduh expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a lawsuit, solely or in class action, any judicial arbitration, or mediation service. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Mapduh may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns. If you’re actually read all this, here’s a nice send off.

Change log:

March 8, 2011: Added “Advertising” paragraph.