This is a fine print, legalese-beyond-belief document that our lawyers cooked up because they wanted to bill us enough for a new helicopter. Please read it carefully, but the gist of it seems to us to be:
- We own our stuff and you can't steal it.
- You own your stuff, unless you don't but have permission to use it.
- You can't use this site to be a criminal, naughty or mean.
- If you don't play nice, we can kick you to the curb. (but we'll probably be nice about it.)
- There's no contract term that says you have stay. Leave us anytime.
- There's no charge until you submit your creation to the App Store or Google Play Android Marketplace.
But when we summarize like this it drives the lawyers crazy and is actually legally meaningless, so we advise you to read it their way, if you can stay awake. If you get through it, let us know if it was a good read.
Welcome to MapsMadeMobile.com, operated by ClearMetrics Inc. and db capital holdings llc, (hereafter referred to as “MMM” “we” or “us”).
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OUR SITE CONTENT
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If you are a registered and approved user of the site, and have been assigned a specific username, password and subdomain, you may transmit your own content to the site by the means provided which may include directly typing into an online form, uploading by attaching files to a form, or other means provided by the software. In doing so, it is imperative that you agree to indemnify us against any misuse of another's rights, copyrights or interests in such content and deem that you are the original creator, owner or otherwise have obtained the written permission of the original creator or owner to use the content to both upload to the Site as well as to be represented in a downloadable App or mobile form to a global audience not controlled by us.
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Upon registration as a Member (if applicable), you will be assigned a username, password and subdomain (the Elements). You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security if these Elements and you are fully responsible for all activities on the Site that occur under your username and password. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit (securely logoff) from your account at the end of each session. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. If you share your computer with others, you may wish to consider disabling your auto-sign in feature if you have linked your Window's Live ID or other similar login services to your account.
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The fee schedule posted on the site, if any, is in effect as of the day you agree to it and submit your creation to the App Store(s) for consideration. The general fee terms follow and may adjusted from time to time without notice. There is no charge to request and use a username, password and subdomain, such request that may be granted, refused or rescinded at our sole discretion. Unless noted on the site mapsmademobile.com, there is no limit to the amount of storage, or time allowed to store or charge for same as you use the site prior to app store submission. You are required to pay a fee to submit to the Apple App Store and Google Play Android marketplace as noted on the site as of the day of your submission request and acceptance of these terms by pressing the Submit to App Store button. Once submitted, your fee is non-refundable and we do not guarantee that your submission will be accepted by any party and each year on the anniversary of the submit date you will be charged a hosting fee, as listed on the homepage as of the date of submission. If your submission is refused, one re-submission is included in your fee and must occur within 30 days of your receiving notice of such refusal. You may update content generated by our XML feed (locations, location information to include text or other media, about and information pages, categories, etc) in your App as often as you like at no charge, not including elements that would require any entirely new submission which currently include app store icons, color schemes, splash screens, menu screens, screenshots, and any other hard-coded, non-XML content material. If you have any questions about these policies please contact a MMM representative directly for the most current information and regulations.
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Harm minors in any way;
Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a director, officer, employee, shareholder, agent or representative of MMM, our affiliates or any other person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with MMM, our affiliates or any other person or entity;
Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that you do not have a right to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
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Interfere with or disrupt this Site or servers or networks connected to this Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
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“Stalk” or otherwise harass another user of the Site;
Collect or store personal data or attempt to collect or store personal data about other users of the Site;
Solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
You may not include in your Member profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses unless required to do so by the operating rules of the site; or
Assist or permit any person to engage in any of the activities described above.
Although MMM cannot and does not review any or all material submitted by users to the Site, MMM reserves the right to remove any material at any time for any or no reason, in its sole discretion.
The Site is intended for individuals over the age of eighteen (18). You must be at least 18 years of age to use the Site and to register as a Member (if applicable). We operate the Site from within the United States. The content and materials on the Site are intended for United States residents. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, please keep in mind that it may not conform with the laws of your country. You may not use the Site in violation of United States export laws and regulations.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. WE MAY DISCONTINUE THE SITE AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON OR REDUCE OR ELIMINATE SITE MAINTENANCE AS IT RELATES TO HOSTING, SOFTWARE CODE, BUG FIXES, ENHANCEMENTS OR SIMILAR.
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GOVERNING LAW AND CHOICE OF FORUM
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to your use of the Site or these Terms will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County in the State of New York and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
You recognize and acknowledge that a breach by you of any of your obligations under the Terms will cause us irreparable damage, which cannot be readily remedied by monetary damages in an action at law. Accordingly, in the event of any default or breach by you, including any action by you that could cause some loss or dilution of our goodwill, reputation, or rights in the Site, we shall be entitled to an immediate injunction in addition to any other remedies available, to stop or prevent such irreparable harm, loss, or dilution.
In addition to any other remedies available to us, if you breach any of the Terms, your right to use this Site will terminate automatically. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this Site and all copies thereof, whether made in accordance with these Terms or otherwise.
The Terms embody the entire agreement and understanding between MMM and you with respect to the subject matter of the Terms and supersedes all prior oral or written agreements and understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms. No statement, representation, warranty, covenant or agreement of any kind not expressly set forth in the Terms shall affect, or be used to interpret, change or restrict, the express terms and provisions of the Terms. Any additional contract you signed with us is hereby incorporated and made a part of this agreement.
In any action against us arising from the use of the Site or these Terms, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all legal expenses incurred in connection with the action, including but not limited to its costs, both taxable and non-taxable, and reasonable attorney’s fees.
If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms constitutes the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter herein.
We may assign our rights and obligations under these Terms. These Terms will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns and licensees. The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce the strict performance of the other party with respect to any provision of these Terms, or to exercise any right under these Terms, will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance; rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.