Terms of Service

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Terms of Service

Bluefield GIS, Inc. ("we", "us", "our", "Bluefield GIS") present the following terms and conditions, which govern your use of the Bluefield GIS website (Website) and Bluefield GIS software (Software) (collectively, the Services), and all content at or through the Services, including but not limited to bluefieldgis.com website and Draw Maps mobile apps.

The Services are offered subject to your acceptance, without modification, of all of the terms and conditions contained within, along with all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Bluefield GIS’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Website by us (collectively, the Agreement).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Services. By accessing or using any part of the Services, you agree that you are bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Bluefield GIS, Inc., acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

If you operate an account, comment on an account, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, also known as "Content"), you are entirely responsible for that Content and any harm that may result from it. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, a video file, or computer software.

I. Your Account

If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must take reasonable steps to guard the security of your account. We will not be liable for any acts or omissions resulting from a breach of security, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

II. Account Structure

Bluefield GIS, Inc. provides Services, some require accounts and some do not.

Payments to Bluefield GIS, Inc., for account services or for any other purpose, are refundable or transferable solely at Bluefield GIS, Inc.’s discretion.

By using our Services, you agree to this account structure, and to Bluefield GIS, Inc.’s right to change, modify, or discontinue any type of account or the features available to it at any time.

III. Privacy Policy

Your use of the Services is governed by the Bluefield GIS, Inc. Privacy Policy (a separate document).

IV. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bluefield GIS, Inc., its contractors, its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Services, including but not limited to the same arising out of your violation of this Agreement.

V. Termination

We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, at our sole discretion, if we believe that you have violated this Agreement. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services may involve removing or discarding any content you have provided. We may, at our sole discretion, discontinue providing the Services at any time, with or without notice.

If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may delete your account and cease using the Services. You agree that, upon deletion of your account, we may, but are not required to, remove any content you have provided, at any time past the deletion of your account.

Paid accounts that are terminated for violations of this Agreement will only be refunded at our discretion, and only if such termination should come under our established criteria for issuing refunds.

All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

VI. License to Reproduce Content

By submitting Content to us for inclusion on the Website, you grant us a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content, for any purpose whatsoever, including through downloadable clients and external feeds.

VII. Account Content

You agree to the following provisions for posting Content to the Website:

VIII. Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which we, any user, or any provider of Content links, or that link to us. We do not have any control over those websites and webpages, and are not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to an external website or webpage, we do not represent or imply that we endorse such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of external websites and webpages, whether that link is provided by us or by any provider of Content on the Website.

IX. No Resale of Services

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit any portion of the Website, use of the Website, or access to the Website.

X. Exposure to Content

You agree that by using the service, you may be exposed to Content you find offensive or objectionable. If such Content is reported to us, it will be our sole discretion as to what action, if any, should be taken.

XI. Member Conduct

You agree that you will not use the Website to:

XII. Copyright Infringement

If you believe that material located in the Services violates your copyright, please email us at mailroom@bluefieldgis.com and include the following:

We will respond to all such notices as required by law, including by removing the infringing material or disabling access to the infringing material. As set forth by law, we will, in our sole discretion, terminate or deny access to the Services to users who have repeatedly infringed upon the copyrights or intellectual property rights of others.

XIII. Volunteers

We appreciate the service of volunteers in many aspects of Website management, including but not limited to providing technical support, creating web-based content, performing site administration duties, providing expert advice, research, technical writing, reviewing, categorizing, and other duties as necessary.

All volunteers are expected to be of legal age, or volunteering with the consent of a legal parent or guardian.

By volunteering, you agree that any work created as a result of your volunteer service shall be licensed to Bluefield GIS, Inc. on a perpetual, irrevocable, and world-wide basis, to the extent permitted by law. You agree that Bluefield GIS may determine the basis upon which your volunteer work shall be licensed to others, including under Open Source licenses that may permit the further alteration or dissemination of your work. If laws prevent such licensing, you agree never to sue Bluefield GIS, Inc. for the use of said work.

By volunteering, you agree that you are providing your work with no expectation of pay or future consideration by Bluefield GIS, Inc. You also agree that you have taken reasonable diligence to ensure that the work is correct, accurate, and free of defect. You agree that you will not disclose or share any proprietary or confidential information you are provided with in the course of your volunteer work.

No user is required to volunteer for the Website, and users without volunteer status will receive equal care, support, and attention.

XIV. Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement at any time. We will take reasonable steps to notify you of any substantial changes to this Agreement; however, it is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Services following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes.

We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Services (including the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

XV. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Services are provided "as is". Bluefield GIS, Inc. and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Bluefield GIS, Inc., nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Services will be error free or that access to the Services will be continuous or uninterrupted. You agree that any interruptions to the Services will not qualify for reimbursement or compensation. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Services at your own discretion and risk.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you in any fashion shall create any warranty not expressly stated in this Agreement.

XVI. Limitation of Liability

You expressly understand and agree that in no event will Bluefield GIS, Inc., or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; (iv) any statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any unauthorized access to or alterations of your Content. We shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.

The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

XVII. General Information

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us and you concerning your use of the Services. This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of Bluefield GIS, Inc., or by the posting of a revised version to this location. Except to the extent that applicable law (if any) provides otherwise, any dispute arising between you and Bluefield GIS, Inc. regarding these Terms of Service and/or your use or access of the Services will be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina and the federal laws of the United States of America, excluding any conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina for any disputes arising out of or relating to your use of the Website or your acceptance of this Agreement and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

XVIII. Reporting Violations

Please report any violations of this agreement to mailroom@bluefieldgis.com.

XIX. Creative Commons

This Terms of Service document is adapted from one developed by Automattic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

Effective Date: July 1, 2017

Last Updated: March 29, 2021

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