Last Revised: June 26, 2014
- End User License Agreement (EULA) - Software license
- Copyright Policy - Governs content posted to the sight and copyright infringement notices
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT ("Agreement"). BY ACCESSING OR USING THE MAPHOOK WEB SITE, MOBILE APPLICATION, AND/OR MAPHOOK SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL OTHER POLICIES AND AGREEMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL CONSENTS AND DISCLOSURES THAT MAY BE SET FORTH IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (AND HEREBY INCORPORATED HEREIN BY THIS REFERENCE). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE OR ANY MAPHOOK SERVICES.
This Agreement applies exclusively to your access to, and use of, the MapHook.com Web site (the "Site"), which is operated by MapHook, Inc. ("MapHook"), and the software and services provided by MapHook and accessed through the Site and your mobile device (the "MapHook Service"). This Agreement does not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with MapHook, or its subsidiaries or affiliates, for products, services or otherwise.
This Site and the MapHook Service are intended solely for users who are 13 years of age or older, and any use of or access to the Site or the MapHook Service by anyone under 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of this Agreement. By using the MapHook Service or the Site, you represent and warrant that you are thirteen or older and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. MapHook may terminate your account, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the Site and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the MapHook Service or the Site for any reason, or no reason, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without notice, including without limitation if it believes that you are under 13.
- MapHook Software
- Copyright and Limited License
Unless otherwise indicated in the Site, the Site and all content and other materials on the Site and accessible through the MapHook Service, including, without limitation, the MapHook logo, the MapHook logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of MapHook or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You are granted a limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Site and the MapHook Service for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. Such license is subject to this Agreement and does not include:
- any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein;
- the distribution,public performance or public display of any Site Materials except in connection with your non-commercial use of the Site and the MapHook Service;
- modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof;
- use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods;
- downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or
- any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose.
- Copyright Issues and Repeat Infringer Policy
If you believe that anything on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement in accordance with our Copyright Policy. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, MapHook has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at MapHook's sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. MapHook may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
MapHook, MapHook, and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of MapHook and its suppliers or licensors (unless otherwise indicated), and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of MapHook or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "MapHook", "MapHook" or any other name, trademark or product or service name of MapHook without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of MapHook and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.
MapHook makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or Web sites linking to the Site. MapHook provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by MapHook of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
- Third Party Content
MapHook uses data provided by third parties, including but not limited to Yelp, Wikipedia, and/or Google, in the content on the Site and may provide links to Web pages and content of third parties (collectively the "Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. MapHook does not monitor or have any control over any Third Party Content or third party Web sites. MapHook does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any information contained therein and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use these links and Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk. Without limiting the foregoing, the maps used or provided via the Site and the MapHook Service are Third Party Content and are provided by Google, Inc., which provide such data to MapHook on an "as is basis" only. To the extent You are allowed to post Third Party content on the Site, you agree to abide by all terms of service and/or end-user license agreements of said Third Party/-ies, and You further warrant that you have the right to post the Third Party content on the site and You indemnify and will hold MapHook harmless for any damages resulting from posting said Third Party content on the site.
- Advertisements and Promotions; Third Party Products and Services
MapHook may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site or may send you promotional offers or messages from third parties or regarding third party products and service through the MapHook Service. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than MapHook, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You acknowledge and agree that MapHook is not responsible or liable for any such dealings or third party products or service or for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings, products or services or as the result of the presence of such non-MapHook advertisers or offers on the Site or through the MapHook Service.
- User-Submitted Content
- User Conduct
You are solely responsible for your use of the Site and the MapHook Service and any activities that occur under your account. Therefore, you should not share your password with anyone. You agree not to use the Site or the MapHook Service for commercial purpose or for any illegal, unlawful, inappropriate or unauthorized purpose or activity. You further agree not to threaten, abuse, solicit, spam, harass, stalk, impersonate or intimidate other MapHook users and not to collect or store any location or other personal information about any MapHook users that you obtain from the Site.
You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
- Any Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or fraudulent;
- Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
- Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such Content;
- Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Content about another person, entity, business, event or other activity that is knowingly false or misleading;
- Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
- Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
- Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
- Content that restricts or inhibits any other person from using the Site or the MapHook Service, or which may expose MapHook or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
You acknowledge and agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, regarding the Site, the MapHook Service, MapHook or MapHook's products or services that are provided by you in the form of email or other submissions to MapHook are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of MapHook. MapHook shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you, to the maximum extent allowed by law.
- Registration Data; Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Site and the MapHook Service, you agree to
- provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data");
- maintain the security of your password and identification and not sell, transfer or allow another person to access you account or account password;
- maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to MapHook, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and
- accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to MapHook.
THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN AND THE MAPHOOK SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. MAPHOOK DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS IN THE SITE. MAPHOOK DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT INFORMATION OR MATERIALS IN THE SITE OR THE MAPHOOK SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. MAPHOOK DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ANY LOCATION BASED INFORMATION IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR PERSONAL USE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN EMERGENCIES.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MAPHOOK USERS. MAPHOOK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTIES WHO MAY ACCESS THE SITE OR USE THE MAPHOOK SERVICE, AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE MAPHOOK SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. MAPHOOK CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) OR ANY MATERIALS THAT YOU MAY DOWN LOAD FROM THE SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
MapHook reserves the right to change or discontinue any and all content contained in the Site and the MapHook Service at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by MapHook. The Site and the MapHook Service may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. MapHook assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user communications. MapHook is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, mobile devices, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the MapHook Service. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL MAPHOOK BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM, LOSS, INJURY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM ANYONE'S USE OF THE SITE OR THE MAPHOOK SERVICE OR ANY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN USERS OF THE SITE OR THE MAPHOOK SERVICE, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE.
- Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL MAPHOOK, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, THE MAPHOOK SERVICE, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM MAPHOOK, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO MAPHOOK'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF MAPHOOK, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO MAPHOOK FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR THE MAPHOOK SERVICE.
- Applicable Law and Venue
- Questions & Contact Information
Questions or comments about the Site may be directed to MapHook at the email address email@example.com or by calling us at +1-703-661-7000.
- End User License Agreement (EULA)
PLEASE READ THIS EULA CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT TERMS THAT AFFECT YOU AND YOUR USE OF THE MAPHOOK SOFTWARE. BY USING THIS SITE OR THE MAPHOOK SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS EULA WITH RESPECT TO THE MAPHOOK SOFTWARE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONSENTS, DO NOT USE THE MAPHOOK SOFTWARE
- Software License.
Subject to the terms and conditions in this EULA, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to install and use a copy of the MapHook Software in object code form only, solely for your personal, noncommercial use in connection with the MapHook Service. Any software that updates, supplements or replaces the original MapHook Software is governed by this EULA unless separate license terms accompany such update, supplement or replacement, in which case such separate terms will govern in the event of a conflict with this EULA or as otherwise provided in such separate terms.
- License Limitations.
The preceding states the entirety of your rights with respect to the MapHook Software, and we reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in this EULA. Without limiting the foregoing, you will not do, or authorize or permit any third party to do, any of the following: (a) license or sell the MapHook Software; (b) distribute the MapHook Software except as expressly authorized by MapHook; (b) use the Software for any purpose other than your personal, noncommercial use; (c) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or attempt to discover the source code for the MapHook Software; (d) modify, alter or create any derivative works of the MapHook Software; or (e) remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice on or in the MapHook Software.
The MapHook Software is the valuable property of MapHook and its licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. We and our licensors own all right, title and interest in and to the MapHook Software, including all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Software. Any and all use of the MapHook Software by You is in accordance with this limited license only.
THE MAPHOOK SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE. ACCORDINGLY, THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, DEFECTS AND ERRORS, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. MAPHOOK DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW OR OTHERWISE, REGARDING THE SOFTWARE AND ITS PERFORMANCE OR SUITABILITY FOR YOUR INTENDED USE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, MAPHOOK DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE FREE OF BUGS, ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER DEFECTS, AND MAPHOOK SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, THE MAPHOOK SERVICE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SERVICE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH.
- Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT WILL MAPHOOK OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE SOFTWARE OR THIS EULA, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, EVEN IF MAPHOOK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
MapHook may terminate this EULA and any user accounts opened in connection with your use of the MapHook Software at any time for any reason or for no reason immediately upon notice. Upon such termination, you agree not to download, copy, install or use the MapHook Software (including any subsequent version of the MapHook Software) or register for any new user accounts. MapHook may also discontinue the MapHook Service, in which case this EULA shall terminate automatically without notice. In the event of the termination of this EULA for any reason: (a) the license granted to you in this EULA will terminate; (b) you must immediately upon receiving any notice of termination cease all use of the MapHook Software and destroy or erase all copies of the MapHook Software in your possession or control; and (c) Sections 3 (Ownership), 4 (Disclaimers), 5 (Limitation of Liability), 6 (Termination), 7 (Governing Law; Jurisdiction) and 8 (General) will survive any such termination.
- Governing Law; Jurisdiction.
Unless expressly prohibited by local law, this EULA is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America, without regard to any conflict of law principles to the contrary.
- Severability. If any provision of this EULA is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remainder of this EULA will remain in full force and effect.
- Headings; Interpretation. The headings of sections and paragraphs of this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and are not intended to restrict, affect or be of any weight in the interpretation or construction of the provisions of such sections or paragraphs.
- Assignment. You may not assign this Agreement or any of your rights under this EULA without the prior written consent of MapHook, and any attempted assignment without such consent shall be void.
- Entire Agreement. This EULA sets forth our entire agreement with respect to the MapHook Software and the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings and agreements whether written or oral. No amendment, modification or waiver of any of the provisions of this EULA will be valid unless set forth in a written instrument signed by the party to be bound thereby.
- Software License.
- Copyright Policy
MapHook, Inc., its officers, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, representatives and agents acting on behalf of MapHook, Inc. (collectively referred to herein as "We", "Us", "Our" and "MapHook") respect others, intellectual property rights, and request that the users of the MapHook application and web site ("MapHook Service") do the same. All content, including copyrightable works, trademarks, service marks, and patentable inventions, on the MapHook Service are the property of MapHook unless explicitly stated otherwise. No right, title, or interest to the content is granted by your use of the Web Site, other than a right to review the content using a conventional Internet browser (i.e., ordinary web browsing). Any other uses, including making copies of any content, are strictly prohibited.
In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") at 17 U.S.C. § 512 et seq., MapHook does not interfere with standard technical measures identifying and/or protecting copyrighted works, and reserves the right to terminate any user account who is a repeat infringer of others' copyrights.
DMCA Notices: It is MapHook's policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement according to the DMCA. Regardless of whether or not MapHook believes that it is liable for any copyright infringement for which it is provided notice, MapHook's response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscriber access to the site, at our sole discretion and operating within the parameters of the DMCA as discussed below.
If you believe there is content on the MapHook Service that infringes your copyright, you may submit a DMCA Notification of alleged copyright infringement by emailing the DMCA Notification to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mailing the notice to:
DMCA Content Manager
23475 Rock Haven Way, Suite 265
Dulles, Virginia 20166
Any such DMCA Notification must include the following:
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is requested to be removed or access to which is requested to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit MapHook to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit MapHook to contact you (i.e., the complaining party), such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Upon receiving a DMCA Notification in compliance with the above, MapHook will act expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. If we remove or disable access in response to a DMCA Notification, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected content so that they can submit a DMCA Counter-Notification, if applicable. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act, and provide copies of notices of alleged infringement to third parties, at our discretion.
If your content has been removed by us in response to our receipt of a DMCA Notification as outlined above, and you believe the removal was inappropriate, you may submit a DMCA Counter-Notification by emailing the DMCA Counter-Notification to: email@example.com, or by mailing the notice to:
DMCA Content Manager
23475 Rock Haven Way, Suite 265
Dulles, Virginia 20166
Any such DMCA Counter-Notification must include the following:
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
- Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district for which jurisdiction for MapHook would be appropriate, and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted the DMCA notification or an agent of such person.
- A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
Upon receiving a DMCA Counter-Notification in compliance with the above, MapHook will reasonably act to notify the person who provided the initial DMCA Notification with a copy of the DMCA Counter-Notification, and inform that person that MapHook will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it after 10 business days and no later than 14 business days. At such time, MapHook will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to the removed material, unless we first receive notice from the person who submitted the initial DMCA Notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the web site.
- As a MapHook user you will have the ability to create a "hook" and to link together several "hooks" to form a Story. A hook may contain information and text that you have entered or selected, pictures that you have provided, and links to third party information that you included. You determine who views your hooks. Similarly, you will not be able to view other users' hooks unless they have allowed you to view them.
- You may "like" a hook, which is a public action.
- MapHook does not share your personal information with people or services without your authorization.
- MapHook does not give advertisers access to your personal information.
- MapHook does not sell your personal information to anyone.
- We may provide aggregate and/or anonymous information to advertisers in order to provide a more pleasant experience by providing users with advertisements and offering services tailored to their interests.
- Types of Information
- Personal Information
As used herein, the term "personal information" means any information provided to the MapHook service, whether through the signup process or through creation of one or more "hooks", that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or other account number), and information about that individual's location and/or activities, such as information about his or her use of the Site or the MapHook Service, when directly linked to personally identifiable information. Stated differently, personal information is information that can be used to identify you specifically. Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that may be used to identify you. Personal information does not include "aggregate" information. Personal information also does not include any content designated by you as public content, e.g., a public hook. You also have the ability to "like" a hook, and such action and information associated with it is considered public information under the terms of this Policy.
- Aggregate Information
Aggregate information is data we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of products, services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed or is otherwise unobtainable. Stated differently, aggregate information is anonymous - no user can be individually identified from aggregate information. Information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and our users' needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our Site. This policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information, including the use and/or supply of aggregate information to one or more Third Parties.
- Anonymous Information
Anonymous information is similar to Aggregate Information in that it cannot be used to identify a particular user or person. However, Anonymous Information may be based on a single user or based on a single user's use of the service. We may provide Anonymous Information to advertisers solely to be able to provide more relevant content to you. For example, if a user creates a "hook" based on a coffee shop or café, we may provide information to our advertising service indicating that a user has created a hook based on a coffee shop, the advertiser may then provide a relevant advertisement to the user, such as a coupon for a coffee at a coffee chain.
- Personal Information
- Information Collected
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our Site or use the MapHook Service. We may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. For example, we may collect personal information, such as your name, address, location, email, phone number, mobile number and other contact and demographic information when you register and set up an account, send us a text message or contact us by e-mail or other means for any reason. Personal information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with creating a profile, leaving comments, posting content, sending an email or message to another user or participating in any interactive forums or features on the site. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, sweepstakes, contests, games, promotional offers, and other activities on the Site or through the MapHook Service.
If you use a MapHook application on your mobile device, the MapHook Service may also automatically collect location information from your mobile device or your mobile carrier. However, your location data will only be shared with other users when you choose to provide the information to the MapHook Service, and in accordance with this policy and with applicable privacy settings.
When you use the MapHook Service, whether via our web site or your mobile device, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on the Site. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, you may not be able to sign in and will not be able to access certain Site features or services.
- Use of collected information
In general, we use personal information we collect to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information or services you request, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Site and the MapHook Service, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
- to send you a welcoming email or text message and to contact you about your use of the Site and the MapHook Service, such as for administrative purposes, to provide you with customer service or to facilitate your registration for or participation in certain features of the MapHook Service;
- to provide you with all of the services, features, and functionality included within the MapHook Service, to provide other services, products or information you request and to complete any transactions in connection therewith;
- to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
- to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site and our publications, products and services;
- to contact you about our or a third party's services, products, activities, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes;
- to notify contest winners; and
- for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
Personal information provided online may be linked together or merged with other personal information so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our products or services and those of our partners.
- Sharing of collected information
MapHook will not share your personally identifiable information with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your express consent. However, MapHook may provide aggregate and/or anonymous usage information to third party advertisers solely for the purpose of presenting more relevant advertisements to you, based on your usage of the MapHook service. Personal information is never provided to third parties, as discussed above. As indicated above, when you "like" another hook that action is public, and may be shared with anyone.
You understand that when you use the MapHook Service, certain information you post on the Site or provide through the MapHook Service may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of the Site, including without limitation your profile, comments, photographs and locations. In addition, you understand that use of the MapHook Service includes the disclosure and display of your Location Data to other users, your wireless carrier, and third-party partners. You may elect to restrict user access to certain information to those you have included in one or more "groups" by using the available privacy settings. Please be aware, however, that although we endeavor to use commercially reasonable efforts to implement these restrictions and honor these designations, no system or security measure is perfect or impenetrable, and therefore, we cannot guarantee that this information will not be available to others. In addition, regardless of the setting you select for your own profile, you should be aware that (i) Location Data and other personal information that you post on other users' profiles or other areas of the Site or the MapHook Service that are not designated as private may be publicly available and can potentially be viewed by anyone; and (ii) personal information and Location Data may still be shared with carriers, Service Providers and other third parties in accordance with the provisions of this Policy. Your use of the MapHook Service constitutes your consent to share this information in such manner and all such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal information when posting comments or other information or content to the Site or through the MapHook Service, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others. We recommend you be cautious in giving out personal information to others in public online forums. We also recommend that you periodically review your privacy settings to ensure that they reflect your preferences.
In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of MapHook, our users, our employees or the public, including without limitation to protect MapHook or our users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate or unlawful use of our Site or the MapHook Service. Information about our users, including personal information, may also be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be transferred as one of the business assets of MapHook.
- Protection of collected information
We have endeavored to put into place reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information while it is under our control. Your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our web site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.
- Users under the age of 13
The MapHook Service is not intended for use by children under 13, and you must be 13 or older to create an account. By registering for the MapHook Service or using the Site, users represent to us that they are 13 or over, and we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone we actually know is under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, do not attempt to create an account and do not provide any personal information on our Site or through our MapHook Service.
- Users outside the United States of America
All the data we collect is stored in the United States. If you use the MapHook Service from outside the US and provide personal information to us, your personal information will be transferred to the United States. Through your use of the MapHook Service, you consent to such transfer and to the use of the information in the United States.
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- Updating your personal information
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site or the MapHook Service, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact us at support@MapHook.com, and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry or to correct, update or remove the personal information you have provided us as you indicate to the extent possible. In lieu of email, you may also contact us by mail at the following address:
23475 Rock Haven Way, Suite 265
Dulles, Virginia 20166