Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions (“Agreement”) set forth the general terms and conditions of your use of the mapchart.net or historicalmapchart.net websites (“Website”), the “MapChart App” mobile application (“Mobile Application”) for iOS and Android, and any of their related products and services (collectively, “Services”). This Agreement is legally binding between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and Minas Giannekas (“Minas Giannekas”, “we”, “us” or “our”). If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not access and use the Services. By accessing and using the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and Minas Giannekas, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Services.

Licensing

Free version license

Upon acceptance of these Terms of Use, Minas Giannekas grants to you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license to use the Website and Mobile App to create content for personal, non-commercial, and non-commercial uses, as permitted hereunder.

You are not permitted to:

  • Edit, alter, modify, adapt, translate or otherwise change the whole or any part of the Website and Mobile App nor permit the whole or any part of the Website and Mobile App to be combined with or become incorporated in any other software, nor decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Website and Mobile App or attempt to do any such things.
  • Reproduce, copy, distribute or resell the Website and Mobile App.
  • Allow any third party to use the Website and Mobile App on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party.
  • Use the Website and Mobile App in any way which breaches any applicable local, national or international law.

MapChart Plus license

During a period of twelve (12) months upon purchasing the License Key for the MapChart Plus version, you are entitled to access all Plus features and receive all updates. In order to receive updates and access to the Plus features after this twelve months’ period, you will need to renew your License Key for the MapChart Plus version.

Upon acceptance of these Terms of Use, Minas Giannekas grants to you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license to use the Website and Mobile App to create content for personal, non-commercial, and non-commercial uses, as permitted hereunder.

You are not permitted to:

  • Edit, alter, modify, adapt, translate or otherwise change the whole or any part of the Website and Mobile App nor permit the whole or any part of the Website and Mobile App to be combined with or become incorporated in any other software, nor decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Website and Mobile App or attempt to do any such things.
  • Reproduce, copy, distribute or resell the Website and Mobile App.
  • Allow any third party to use the Website and Mobile App on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party.
  • Use the Website and Mobile App in any way which breaches any applicable local, national or international law.

Licensing for maps

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

More info here: Creative Commons License

You are allowed to use, edit and modify any map (image) created with the Website or Mobile App for private or commercial use/publication freely by adding any kind of reference to the Website or Mobile App in your work.

Some examples of an appropriate reference:

  • Keeping the "Created with mapchart.net" or "Created with historicalmapchart.net" or "Created with MapChart" tag that each map has embedded.
  • A simple link to the the front page or any other page of the Website or the Mobile App's store page.
  • A text attribution on the page or inside the article/publication where the map is used (as a caption, in the credits, etc).

If the above examples do not cover you, don't hesitate to contact me for more details.

Accounts and membership

You must be at least 13 years of age to use the Services. By using the Services and by agreeing to this Agreement you warrant and represent that you are at least 13 years of age.

If you create an account on the Services, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with it. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor and review new accounts before you may sign in and start using the Services. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. We will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. We may suspend, disable, or delete your account (or any part thereof) if we determine that you have violated any provision of this Agreement or that your conduct or content would tend to damage our reputation and goodwill. If we delete your account for the foregoing reasons, you may not re-register for our Services. We may block your email address and Internet protocol address to prevent further registration.

Billing and payments

You shall pay all fees or charges to your account in accordance with the fees, charges, and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. We reserve the right to change products and product pricing at any time. We also reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made.

Refund

The yearly subscription fee for MapChart Plus is refundable only if the refund request is made within thirty (30) days from the latest purchase or renewal date.

If you cancel your subscription after thirty (30) days have passes from your latest purchase or renewal date, you will not be refunded.

In order to ask for a refund, please contact us at [email protected] As soon as the request is received, we will evaluate refund validity, and if you are eligible for a refund, we will initiate a full refund of the purchase or renewal within fifteen (15) business days.

Accuracy of information

Occasionally there may be information on the Services that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, availability, promotions and offers. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information on the Services or Services is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on the Services including, without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied on the Services should be taken to indicate that all information on the Services or Services has been modified or updated.

Advertisements

During your use of the Services, you may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers or sponsors showing their goods or services through the Services. Any such activity, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such activity, is solely between you and the applicable third party. We shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, purchase or promotion between you and any such third party.

Although the Services may link to other resources (such as websites, mobile applications, etc.), we are not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation with any linked resource, unless specifically stated herein. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any businesses or individuals or the content of their resources. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services, and content of any other third parties. You should carefully review the legal statements and other conditions of use of any resource which you access through a link on the Services. Your linking to any other off-site resources is at your own risk.

Prohibited uses

In addition to other terms as set forth in the Agreement, you are prohibited from using the Services or Content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Services, third party products and services, or the Internet; (h) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (i) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (j) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Services, third party products and services, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Services for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Intellectual property rights

“Intellectual Property Rights” means all present and future rights conferred by statute, common law or equity in or in relation to any copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs, patents, inventions, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights to inventions, rights to use, and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection and any other results of intellectual activity which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world. This Agreement does not transfer to you any intellectual property owned by Minas Giannekas or third parties, and all rights, titles, and interests in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Minas Giannekas. All trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Services, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Minas Giannekas or its licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of Minas Giannekas or third party trademarks.

Disclaimer of warranty

You agree that such Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and that your use of the Services is solely at your own risk. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements, or that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Service or that defects in the Service will be corrected. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of Service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. We make no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through the Service or any transactions entered into through the Service unless stated otherwise. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the Service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold Minas Giannekas and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors harmless from and against any liabilities, losses, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with or arising from any third party allegations, claims, actions, disputes, or demands asserted against any of them as a result of or relating to your Content, your use of the Services or any willful misconduct on your part.

Severability

All rights and restrictions contained in this Agreement may be exercised and shall be applicable and binding only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable laws and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this Agreement illegal, invalid or unenforceable. If any provision or portion of any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is the intention of the parties that the remaining provisions or portions thereof shall constitute their agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof, and all such remaining provisions or portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its terms related to the Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will post a notification within the Services. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided.

An updated version of this Agreement will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Agreement unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of the revised Agreement (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

The Website and Mobile App may from time to time provide enhancements or improvements to their features/functionality, including patches, bug fixes, updates,upgrades and other modifications.

Acceptance of these terms

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Services you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to access or use the Services.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Agreement, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

https://mapchart.net/feedback.html
contact@mapchart.net

This document was last updated on August 25, 2022.