Updated March 2013
The Service is only for your personal, non-commercial use. You are not allowed to use the Service for any commercial purposes. You agree not to engage in any illegal or unauthorized conduct (including but not limited to transmitting viruses or other harmful files) on or through the Service. You are solely responsible for any data, photos, video and any other content (the ‘User Content’) that you submit to the Service. You may not submit to the Service any copyrighted material, trademarks or other proprietary User Content belonging to a third party without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. The sending of material violating the copyrights of the third party or non-ethical material to the Service is strictly prohibited.
You agree to be responsible for all the User Content you have submitted to Service and thus responsible for all claims, damages, losses and expenses demanded from the Service Provider or other entities. You are responsible for reimbursements to NatureGate Ltd due to the misuse or any actions violating the legal terms and agreements.
The services NatureGate provides are either free-of-charge or charged services. The charged services are indicated. Service Provider may display and send to you targeted advertisements on or through the Service or by email. Should you not wish to receive targeted advertisements from us through email, you can prohibit it by notifying by email. The contact information is not passed to anyone else.
The User must be registered to be able to use some of the Service segments, i.e. Observation Diary and downloading Mobile Content. When registering, you must submit your name, user name and e-mail address.
When submitting your observations to the Service, you can decide if the observation is public or non-public. You are able to accompany the observations with a description or a photo. The time and location information (if available) of the observation will be added automatically. As a default setting, the observations you have made are visible to all application users. At any time, you can hide single observations as well as edit or delete it completely. Because your observations are visible to other users, your user name may not be insulting, violating the law or otherwise inappropriate.
Please protect your personal password and user account. You are responsible for all actions made under your account in the Service. NatureGate is not responsible for the unauthorized use of your password or user account. Please notify NatureGate if you notice any unauthorized use of your password or user account or they will be used in an unauthorized way. Service Provider can close your user account in order to avoid the unauthorized use.
On our web pages we welcome nature-related questions. We pursue to answer as many of them as possible. We can not answer all the questions. The questions can be sent via e-mail without user registration. The e-mail addresses can be found on our web pages. Your question, accompanying photo or other document can be published in our Service. When published, your name or user name is visible.
In the Service, please do not use inappropriate language or content. You are responsible for the content submitted with your user name. You agree to compensate NatureGate all the damage and costs incurred from your actions, including the User Content submitted to the Service, which make other users or partners to demand reimbursements from NatureGate. Administration can also erase the non-appropriate User Content or entire user account due to the misuse. In order to protect the endangered species, Administration can change the submitted location data in a way that the exact location is not being indicated. If you notice observations of endangered species whose location information should be protected, please inform Service Provider.
If you see inappropriate user content related to the Service, please inform us, so we can take appropriate measures.
When starting to use the Service, you will use it by your own responsibility and you are liable for obtaining your own device, connections and software, and for their condition and appropriate protection. Service Provider is not responsible for the damages caused by the software downloading process nor the compatibility of the downloaded material for the data systems or terminal. Service Provider is not responsible for the charges incurring from the use of Service.
Using the public internet contains a security risk. Service Provider is not responsible for User's data security when using the Service. User is liable for protection and data security for User's own computers, data systems, networks or similar devices and systems. User is liable for the consequences due to the insufficient security and the viruses or similar harms spread to the internet or via internet, damages to Service Provider, users or third parties. Service Provider sets up the Service's data security in an appropriate way, efficiently and will, via sufficient technical solutions, protect the datasystems from the unauthorized entries.
If the Service contains links to other internet pages, which are administered by parties not under an authority of Service Provider, Service Provider is not liable for the content, functionality of the links nor the availability of the information on these pages. Service Provider is not responsible for the personal information possibly collected on third party pages. Service Provider is not responsible for the legality and suitability of the commercial material delivered by the third parties.
Service Provider can collect personal information for the Service, related to usage, use volume, or other statistics, and handle and analyse that material in many different ways. To make the usage process easier and to track use, some cookies can be used. A cookie is a short text file, which is saved on the user's hard disk by the server. This way, Service Provider can collect information how and when the Service is being used in order to improve the Service. By using cookies, a single user can not be identified. Cookies can be denied by the browser settings but it can cause malfunction on some of the Service segments. Service can also contain some cookies set by a third party.
For the avoidance of doubt, you agree not to copy or store any content from the Service to any digital media, including but not limited to your personal computer. However, nothing contained herein prevents you from making copies for your own personal use as provided by the applicable copyright laws.
NatureGate will review all claims of copyright infringement received and remove the User Content deemed to have been submitted or distributed in violation of any such laws. To make a claim, please provide us with the following:
(a) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(b)Sufficient information to enable Service Provider to locate the allegedly infringing User Content on the Service;
(c) Your address, telephone number and email address;
(d) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the User Content is not authorized; and
(e) A statement by you that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
In order to send any claim of copyright infringement, please contact us at: info (at) naturegate.net
The Service is made available to you for your convenience on an "as is" and "as available" basis. NATUREGATE/LUONTOPORTTI DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, RELIABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT) REGARDING THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT THEREOF. You understand that the Service may not perform with complete functionality, may be undergoing testing, may be inconsistently available and may have other issues affecting availability and functionality.
NatureGate/Luontoportti is not responsible for uninterrupted or error-free functioning of the Service, technical errors found in the Service or interruptions caused by maintenance work. Nor is NatureGate/Luontoportti responsible for should the aforesaid issues cause changes to, or deletion of, the data included in the Service or other data, nor for any data transfer related problems or interruptions caused by third parties. NatureGate/Luontoportti is not responsible for the correctness of the User Content or other material included in the Service.
NATUREGATE/LUONTOPORTTI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT THEREOF, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
The User uses the Service at his/her own responsibility. The Service Provider is not responsible for the actions of the other users in the Service, nor for the infringements of the User's privacy or other rights in the Service. The Service Provider may modify or terminate the Service or a part thereof at any time with or without notice. The Service Provider is not responsible for any consequences that such actions may cause to the User.
Force Majeure releases Service Provider from the liabilities related to the Service, if it hinders the operations or causes unnecessary harm. As a Force Majeure is being considered a fire, earthquake, explosion, strike or other job-related conflict, an order from authorities, disruptions on energy services, shortage of material or equipment, cable or data disruptions caused by a third party or other similar reason, which has not been known and which was impossible to meet with the already taken sufficient measures.
Service Provider will inform about the Force Majeure as soon as possible and whenever the announcement is possible.
NatureGate/LuontoPortti collects your personal information (such as name, user name and email-address) when you register with the Service. The registration is necessary, if you want to upload content to the mobile application released by Service Provider, or submit User Content, i.e. upload photographs, videos or other similar content to the Service.
By entering your personal information in the Service or by otherwise disclosing your personal information to us, you also accept and give your explicit consent that your personal information may be transferred to, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable laws, across international borders to a location outside the country of your location. Based on technical or practical measures, the information can also be stored on the servers of other service providers contracted by NatureGate Ltd, or these contractors can handle the information for NatureGate Ltd. This can also mean transfer of the information outside the EU and EEA area. These contractors comply with data privacy and security requirements set by NatureGate and Personal Data Act.
In addition to the personal information you may provide to Service Provider, the Service may also use various technologies to collect non-personal user information on the users of the Service (such as usage volumes, when the Service is used, which parts of the Service have been used, geographic user data, errors in normal functionalities etc.).
NatureGate/LuontoPortti uses information collected by or through the Service for the following purposes:
customer relationship management,
maintenance, development and upkeep of services,
research, anonymous reporting,
contacting users if needed,
offering and marketing of products and services
If we decide to introduce the User Content you have submitted to us, the name or username you have provided us during the registration will be visible also to other Service users along the content.
Generally, NatureGate does not pass your personal information to any other parties than other group companies withouth your pre-authorization, where the exceptions include, for the delivery of the ordered products and services and the following cases:
- NatureGate/LuontoPortti may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with legal requirements or to exercise its legal rights;
- NatureGate/LuontoPortti may share aggregated demographic information with its business partners. This information does not identify single users.
If you have questions or suggestions, or would like to review your personal information stored by us, please contact us at: info(at) naturegate.net
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