Last updated 15th June 2021.
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. All contracts that the Provider may enter into from time to time for the provision of the Hosted Services shall be governed by these Terms and Conditions.
1.1 Except to the extent expressly provided otherwise, in these Terms and Conditions:
"Account" means an account enabling a person to access and use the Hosted Services;
"Agreement" means a contract between the parties incorporating these Terms and Conditions, and any amendments to that contract from time to time;
"Business Day" means any weekday other than a bank or public holiday in England;
"Business Hours" means the hours of 09:00 to 17:00 GMT/BST on a Business Day;
"Customer" means the person or entity signed up to an Account on the Hosted Service;
"Customer Confidential Information" means:
(a) any information disclosed by or on behalf of the Customer to the Provider during the Term (whether disclosed in writing, orally or otherwise) that at the time of disclosure:
(i) was marked or described as "confidential"; or
(ii) should have been reasonably understood by the Provider to be confidential; and
(b) the Customer Data;
"Customer Data" means all data, works and materials: uploaded to or stored on the Platform by the Customer; transmitted by the Platform at the instigation of the Customer; supplied by the Customer to the Provider for uploading to, transmission by or storage on the Platform; or generated by the Platform as a result of the use of the Hosted Services by the Customer (but excluding analytics data relating to the use of the Platform and server log files);
"Customer Personal Data" means any Personal Data that is processed by the Provider on behalf of the Customer in relation to the Agreement
"Customer Technical Information" may include information we collect from website browsers, such as web server logs, or other log information, such as Customer session or activity logs. Customer Technical Information may be connected to Customer Personal Data such as a username or an email address, or to other potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Customer Technical Information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information to operate, analyse, improve, and optimise our website and services including usage in 3rd party applications.
"Data Protection Laws" means all applicable laws relating to the processing of Personal Data including, while it is in force and applicable to Customer Personal Data, the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679);
"Documentation" means the documentation for the Hosted Services produced by the Provider and delivered or made available by the Provider to the Customer;
"Effective Date" means the date upon which the Customer signs up to the Hosted Service
"Hosted Services" means Mergin Maps which will be made available by the Provider to the Customer as a service via the internet in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
"Hosted Services Defect" means a defect, error or bug in the Platform having an adverse effect on the appearance, operation, functionality or performance of the Hosted Services
"Intellectual Property Rights" means all intellectual property rights wherever in the world, whether registrable or unregistrable, registered or unregistered, including any application or right of application for such rights (and these "intellectual property rights" include copyright and related rights, database rights, confidential information, trade secrets, know-how, business names, trade names, trademarks, service marks, passing off rights, unfair competition rights, patents, petty patents, utility models, semi-conductor topography rights and rights in designs);
"Maintenance Services" means the general maintenance of the Platform and Hosted Services, and the application of Updates and Upgrades;
"Mobile App" means the mobile application known as Mergin Maps Input that is made available by the Provider through the Google Play Store and Apple App Store;
"Personal Data" has the meaning given to it in the Data Protection Laws applicable in the United Kingdom from time to time;
"Platform" means the platform managed by the Provider and used by the Provider to provide the Hosted Services, including the application and database software for the Hosted Services, the system and server software used to provide the Hosted Services, and the computer hardware on which that application, database, system and server software is installed;
"Provider" means Lutra Consulting, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registration number 09460334) having its registered office at 85 Great Portland Street, London, England, W1W 7LT, UK
"Services" means any services that the Provider provides to the Customer, or has an obligation to provide to the Customer, under these Terms and Conditions;
"Supported Web Browser" means the current release from time to time of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari;
"Term" means the term of the Agreement, commencing in accordance with Clause 2.1 and ending in accordance with Clause 2.2;
"Terms and Conditions" means all the documentation containing the provisions of the Agreement, namely the main body of these Terms and Conditions and the Schedules, including any amendments to that documentation from time to time;
"Update" means a hotfix, patch or minor version update to any Platform software; and
"Upgrade" means a major version upgrade of any Platform software.
2.1 The Agreement shall come into force upon the Effective Date.
2.2 The Agreement shall continue in force indefinitely, subject to termination in accordance with Clause 17.
3. Customer Data
3.1 The Customer hereby grants to the Provider a non-exclusive licence to copy, reproduce, store, distribute, publish, export, adapt, edit and translate the Customer Data to the extent reasonably required for the performance of the Provider's obligations and the exercise of the Provider's rights under the Agreement. The Customer also grants to the Provider the right to sub-license these rights to its hosting, connectivity and telecommunications service providers, subject to any express restrictions elsewhere in the Agreement.
3.2 The Customer warrants to the Provider that will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other legal rights of any person, and will not breach the provisions of any law, statute or regulation, in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law.
3.3 The Provider is not responsible for provision of data back-up.
4. Mobile App
4.1 The parties acknowledge and agree that the use of the Mobile App, the parties' respective rights and obligations in relation to the Mobile App and any liabilities of either party arising out of the use of the Mobile App shall be subject to separate terms and conditions, and accordingly these Terms and Conditions shall not govern any such use, rights, obligations or liabilities.
5. No assignment of Intellectual Property Rights
5.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall operate to assign or transfer any Intellectual Property Rights from the Provider to the Customer, or from the Customer to the Provider.
6. Provider's confidentiality obligations
6.1 The Provider must:
(a) keep the Customer Confidential Information strictly confidential;
(b) not disclose the Customer Confidential Information to any person without the Customer's prior written consent
(c) use the same degree of care to protect the confidentiality of the Customer Confidential Information as the Provider uses to protect the Provider's own confidential information of a similar nature, being at least a reasonable degree of care;
(d) act in good faith at all times in relation to the Customer Confidential Information;
6.2 Notwithstanding Clause 6.1, the Provider may disclose the Customer Confidential Information to the Provider's officers, employees, professional advisers, and subcontractors who have a need to access the Customer Confidential Information for the performance of their work with respect to the Agreement and who are bound by a written agreement or professional obligation to protect the confidentiality of the Customer Confidential Information.
6.3 This Clause 11 imposes no obligations upon the Provider with respect to Customer Confidential Information that:
(a) is known to the Provider before disclosure under these Terms and Conditions and is not subject to any other obligation of confidentiality;
(b) is or becomes publicly known through no act or default of the Provider; or
(c) is obtained by the Provider from a third party in circumstances where the Provider has no reason to believe that there has been a breach of an obligation of confidentiality.
6.4 The restrictions in this Clause 6 do not apply to the extent that any Customer Confidential Information is required to be disclosed by any law or regulation, by any judicial or governmental order or request, or pursuant to disclosure requirements relating to the listing of the stock of the Provider on any recognised stock exchange.
6.5 The provisions of this Clause 6 shall continue in force for a period of 5 years following the termination of the Agreement, at the end of which period they will cease to have effect.
7. Data protection
7.1 The Provider shall comply with the Data Protection Laws with respect to the processing of the Customer Personal Data.
7.2 The Customer warrants to the Provider that it has the legal right to disclose all Personal Data that it does in fact disclose to the Provider under or in connection with the Agreement.
7.3 The Provider shall only process the Customer Personal Data on the documented instructions of the Customer (including with regard to transfers of the Customer Personal Data to any place outside the European Economic Area)
7.4 The Customer hereby authorises the Provider to make the following transfers of Customer Personal Data:
(a) the Provider may transfer the Customer Personal Data internally to its own employees, offices and facilities , providing that such transfers must be protected by appropriate safeguards
(c) the Provider may transfer the Customer Personal Data to a country, a territory or sector to the extent that the European Commission has decided that the country, territory or sector ensures an adequate level of protection for Personal Data.
7.5 The Provider shall promptly inform the Customer if, in the opinion of the Provider, an instruction of the Customer relating to the processing of the Customer Personal Data infringes the Data Protection Laws.
7.6 Notwithstanding any other provision of the Agreement, the Provider may process the Customer Personal Data if and to the extent that the Provider is required to do so by applicable law. In such a case, the Provider shall inform the Customer of the legal requirement before processing, unless that law prohibits such information on important grounds of public interest.
7.7 The Provider must not engage any third party to process the Customer Personal Data without the prior specific or general written authorisation of the Customer.
7.8 The Provider shall, insofar as possible and taking into account the nature of the processing, take appropriate technical and organisational measures to assist the Customer with the fulfilment of the Customer's obligation to respond to requests exercising a data subject's rights under the Data Protection Laws.
7.9 The Provider shall assist the Customer in ensuring compliance with the obligations relating to the security of processing of personal data, the notification of personal data breaches to the supervisory authority, the communication of personal data breaches to the data subject, data protection impact assessments and prior consultation in relation to high-risk processing under the Data Protection Laws. The Provider may charge the Customer at its standard time-based charging rates for any work performed by the Provider at the request of the Customer pursuant to this Clause 12.15.
7.10 The Provider must notify the Customer of any Personal Data breach affecting the Customer Personal Data without undue delay and, in any case, not later than 272 hours after the Provider becomes aware of the breach.
7.11 The Provider shall make available to the Customer all information necessary to demonstrate the compliance of the Provider with its obligations under this Clause 12 and the Data Protection Laws. The Provider may charge the Customer at its standard time-based charging rates for any work performed by the Provider at the request of the Customer pursuant to this Clause 12.17
7.12 The Provider shall, at the choice of the Customer, delete or return all of the Customer Personal Data to the Customer after the provision of services relating to the processing, and shall delete existing copies save to the extent that applicable law requires storage of the relevant Personal Data.
7.13 If any changes or prospective changes to the Data Protection Laws result or will result in one or both parties not complying with the Data Protection Laws in relation to processing of Personal Data carried out under the Agreement, then the parties shall use their best endeavours promptly to agree such variations to the Agreement as may be necessary to remedy such non-compliance.
8.1 The Provider warrants to the Customer that the Hosted Services, when used by the Customer in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, will not breach any laws, statutes or regulations applicable under English law.
8.2 The Provider warrants to the Customer that the Hosted Services, when used by the Customer in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any person.
8.3 The Customer warrants to the Provider that it has the legal right and authority to enter into the Agreement and to perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
8.4 All of the parties' warranties and representations in respect of the subject matter of the Agreement are expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, no other warranties or representations concerning the subject matter of the Agreement will be implied into the Agreement or any related contract.
9. Acknowledgements and warranty limitations
9.1 The Customer acknowledges that complex software is never wholly free from defects, errors and bugs; and subject to the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions, the Provider gives no warranty or representation that the Hosted Services will be wholly free from defects, errors and bugs.
9.2 The Customer acknowledges that complex software is never entirely free from security vulnerabilities; and subject to the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions, the Provider gives no warranty or representation that the Hosted Services will be entirely secure.
9.3 The Customer acknowledges that the Hosted Services are designed to be compatible only with that software and those systems ; and the Provider does not warrant or represent that the Hosted Services will be compatible with any other software or systems.
9.4 The Customer acknowledges that the Provider will not provide any legal, financial, accountancy or taxation advice under these Terms and Conditions or in relation to the Hosted Services; and, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these Terms and Conditions, the Provider does not warrant or represent that the Hosted Services or the use of the Hosted Services by the Customer will not give rise to any legal liability on the part of the Customer or any other person.
10. Limitations and exclusions of liability
10.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions will:
(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
10.4 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of profits or anticipated savings.
10.5 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of revenue or income.
10.6 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of use or production.
10.7 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss of business, contracts or opportunities.
10.8 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software
10.9 The Provider shall not be liable to the Customer in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
11.1 The Provider maintains the right to terminate the service at any time.
12.1 No breach of any provision of the Agreement shall be waived except with the express written consent of the party not in breach.
12.2 If any provision of the Agreement is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions of the Agreement will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect (unless that would contradict the clear intention of the parties, in which case the entirety of the relevant provision will be deemed to be deleted).
12.3 The Agreement may not be varied except by a written document signed by or on behalf of each of the parties.
12.4 The Customer hereby agrees that the Provider may assign the Provider's contractual rights and obligations under the Agreement to any successor to all or a substantial part of the business of the Provider from time to time. The Customer must not without the prior written consent of the Provider assign, transfer or otherwise deal with any of the Customer's contractual rights or obligations under the Agreement.
12.5 The Agreement is made for the benefit of the parties, and is not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The rights of the parties to terminate, rescind, or agree any amendment, waiver, variation or settlement under or relating to the Agreement are not subject to the consent of any third party.
12.6 Subject to Clause 15.1, a Services Order Form, together with these Terms and Conditions and any Schedules, shall constitute the entire agreement between the parties in relation to the subject matter of that Services Order Form, and shall supersede all previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between the parties in respect of that subject matter.
12.7 The Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
12.8 The courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising under or in connection with the Agreement.
13.1 In these Terms and Conditions, a reference to a statute or statutory provision includes a reference to:
(a) that statute or statutory provision as modified, consolidated and/or re-enacted from time to time; and
(b) any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.
13.2 The Clause headings do not affect the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions.
13.3 References in these Terms and Conditions to "calendar months" are to the 12 named periods (January, February and so on) into which a year is divided.
13.4 In these Terms and Conditions, general words shall not be given a restrictive interpretation by reason of being preceded or followed by words indicating a particular class of acts, matters or things.
14.1 The service is free of charge. We maintain the right to charge for the service in future.
15.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
SCHEDULE 1 (ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY)
1.1 This acceptable use policy (the "Policy") sets out the rules governing:
(a) the use of Mergin Maps website at https://public.cloudmergin.com, any successor website, and the services available on that website or any successor website (the "Services"); and
(b) the transmission, storage and processing of content by you, or by any person on your behalf, using the Services ("Content").
1.2 References in this Policy to "you" are to any customer for the Services and any individual user of the Services (and "your" should be construed accordingly); and references in this Policy to "us" are to Lutra Consulting (and "we" and "our" should be construed accordingly).
1.3 By using the Services, you agree to the rules set out in this Policy.
1.4 We will ask for your express agreement to the terms of this Policy before you upload or submit any Content or otherwise use the Services.
1.5 You must be at least 18 years of age to use the Services; and by using the Services, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
2. General usage rules
2.1 You must not use the Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Services or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Services.
2.2 You must not use the Services:
(a) in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or harmful; or
(b) in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or harmful purpose or activity.
2.3 You must ensure that all Content complies with the provisions of this Policy.
3. Unlawful Content
3.1 Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
3.2 Content, and the use of Content by us in any manner licensed or otherwise authorised by you, must not:
(a) be libellous or maliciously false;
(b) be obscene or indecent;
(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;
(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
(h) constitute a breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
(j) constitute a breach of official secrets legislation; or
(k) constitute a breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person.
3.3 You must ensure that Content is not and has never been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
4. Graphic material
4.1 Content must be appropriate for all persons who have access to or are likely to access the Content in question, and in particular for children
4.2 Content must not depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner.
4.3 Content must not be pornographic or sexually explicit.
5. Factual accuracy
5.1 Content must not be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading.
5.2 Statements of fact contained in Content and relating to persons (legal or natural) must be true; and statements of opinion contained in Content and relating to persons (legal or natural) must be reasonable, be honestly held and indicate the basis of the opinion.
6. Negligent advice
6.1 Content must not consist of or contain any advice, instructions or other information that may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause death, illness or personal injury, damage to property, or any other loss or damage.
7.1 Content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet.
7.2 Content must not be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory.
7.3 Content must not be liable to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
7.4 You must not use the Services to send any hostile communication or any communication intended to insult, including such communications directed at a particular person or group of people.
7.5 You must not use the Services for the purpose of deliberately upsetting or offending others.
7.6 You must not unnecessarily flood the Services with material relating to a particular subject or subject area, whether alone or in conjunction with others.
7.7 You must ensure that Content does not duplicate other content available through the Services.
7.8 You must ensure that Content is appropriately categorised.
7.9 You should use appropriate and informative titles for all Content.
7.10 You must at all times be courteous and polite to other users of the Services.
8. Marketing and spam
8.1 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to the marketing, advertising, promotion, sale or supply of any product, service or commercial offering.
8.2 Content must not constitute or contain spam, and you must not use the Services to store or transmit spam - which for these purposes shall include all unlawful marketing communications and unsolicited commercial communications.
8.3 You must not send any spam or other marketing communications to any person using any email address or other contact details made available through the Services or that you find using the Services.
8.4 You must not use the Services to promote, host or operate any chain letters, Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, matrix programs, multi-level marketing schemes, "get rich quick" schemes or similar letters, schemes or programs.
8.5 You must not use the Services in any way which is liable to result in the blacklisting of any of our IP addresses.
9. Regulated businesses
9.1 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to gambling, gaming, betting, lotteries, sweepstakes, prize competitions or any gambling-related activity.
9.2 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to the offering for sale, sale or distribution of drugs or pharmaceuticals.
9.3 You must not use the Services for any purpose relating to the offering for sale, sale or distribution of knives, guns or other weapons.
10.1 You acknowledge that we may actively monitor the Content and the use of the Services
11. Data mining
11.1 You must not conduct any systematic or automated data scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting, or other systematic or automated data collection activity, by means of or in relation to the Services.
12.1 You must not link to any material using or by means of the Services that would, if it were made available through the Services, breach the provisions of this Policy.
13. Harmful software
13.1 The Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote, distribute or execute by means of the Services, any viruses, worms, spyware, adware or other harmful or malicious software, programs, routines, applications or technologies.
13.2 The Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote, distribute or execute by means of the Services, any software, programs, routines, applications or technologies that will or may have a material negative effect upon the performance of a computer or introduce material security risks to a computer.
14. Limitations on commercial use
14.1 This section of the Policy sets out the rules governing commercial use of the Services by:
(a) those who read, download, synchronise or modify Mergin Maps projects which reside on the accounts of Project Hosts ("Collaborators"); and
(b) those who have Mergin Maps projects stored under their account (e.g. lutra/trees is a project called trees stored under the lutra account) ("Project Hosts").
14.2 A Mergin Maps account without an active paid subscription, also known as a Free account (a "Free Account") may only be used commercially:
(a) for evaluation purposes, during the 14 days following its registration (the "Evaluation Period"); or
(b) by Collaborators if the associated Project Host has an active, paid subscription;
14.3 A Free Account must not be used to Host Mergin Maps projects used commercially after the Evaluation Period.
14.4 There are no limitations on commercial use for accounts with active paid subscriptions.