Terms of Use

Welcome to PL8s!

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your rights and obligations regarding the use of PL8s’s Software (“Software”) and service (both collectively referred to as the “Service”) on the Internet or in cellular media. These Terms constitute a fully binding agreement between PL8s. (including its affiliates and subsidiaries) the proprietor of all rights in and to the Service, and you. It is therefore recommended that you carefully read these Terms.

By using the PL8s Service (the PL8s app), you signify your assent to these Terms;

PL8s’s privacy policy  (“Privacy Policy”); and

PL8s’s copyright policy  (“Copyright Policy”)

all of which are an integral part of these Terms.

If you do not agree to these Terms or any of its parts, then you are prohibited and must refrain from using the Service.

Key Points

The following key points of the Terms are highlighted here for your convenience only. These key points are not made in lieu of the full Terms and their presence in this section does not mean that they are intended to supersede or override any other terms or conditions provided by PL8s.

Cautious driving is at the very core of PL8s. Always drive safely and carefully according to road conditions and in accordance with all traffic laws. It is strictly forbidden to send vehicle notifications (such as notifications to other drivers), or to non-verbally interact with the Service or use the Service in a non-verbal manner for any purpose other than navigation while driving. Notifications you want to submit to the Service may only be sent after you have stopped your vehicle in an appropriate location permitted by law. Alternatively, such notifications may be sent by a passenger other than the driver, provided it does not interfere with the due course of driving and does not distract the driver’s attention to the road and to them driving.

Location-based Service . Some features of the Service make use of detailed location and route information, for example in the form of GPS signals and other information sent by your mobile device on which the PL8s application is installed and activated.  These features cannot be provided without utilizing this technology. Please note, as described in detail in the Privacy Policy.

Advertisements . Third party advertisements may appear on the Service from time to time. PL8s does not endorse these advertisements, and the advertisements are not intended to be, nor should they be, viewed by drivers unless and until their vehicle has come to a complete stop.

The Internet connection required to use the Service, and any associated charges (e.g. mobile data expenses) incurred by your use of the Service are your exclusive responsibility and made solely at your expense . Transmitting and receiving real-time updates to and from the Service, requires an online (e.g. Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G) connection between your cellular device and the Internet. The expenses of such connection are as prescribed by the agreement between you and your communication service provider (such as your cellular company), and according to its applicable terms of payment.

Free Software. With respect to some cellular telephone devices running the Software, the Software is a free-software. In such cases you may redistribute the Software or modify it in accordance with the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, whether it is version 2.0 of the license or any later version of your choice. For further information, see the GNU General Public License. The Service, its database, PL8s’s trademarks, the design of the maps of the Service and the voice files integrated in the Software – all are not free-software.

Your age . The Service is intended for use by users who are of the legal age required to hold a driving license. In any case, accounts of users under the age of 13 years will be cancelled and deleted by PL8s, upon receiving notice.

Privacy.   Your privacy is very important to us. While using the Service, personal information may be provided by You or collected by PL8s as detailed in our Privacy Policy at:  http://www.plates-app.com/privacy/ . The Privacy Policy explains our practices pertaining to the use of Your personal information and we ask that You read such Privacy Policy carefully. By accepting these Terms, you hereby acknowledge and agree to the collection, storage and use of your personal information by PL8s, subject to this section, the Privacy Policy and any applicable laws and regulation.

WHAT IS THE SERVICE

The Service allows car drivers to send vehicle notification to other drivers/vehicle owners. It allows drivers and users to be notified of possible issues they are having but may not be aware of. The Service is provided mainly through the Software.

THE LICENSE

PL8s Service.  PL8s hereby grants you a free of charge, non-exclusive, time-limited, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, revocable license to use the Service (including the Software) for non-commercial purposes, subject to these Terms.

USING THE SERVICE

You may use the Service solely for private and personal purposes. You may not use the Service commercially. For example, you may not: (i) offer to third parties a service of your own that uses the Service; (ii) resell the Service; (iii) offer to rent or lease the Service; or (iv) offer the Service to the public via communication or integrate it within a service of your own, without the prior written consent of PL8s. For clarity, the examples listed are made for illustrative purposes only; they do not constitute an exhaustive list of restricted activities involving the Service.

You may not copy, print, save or otherwise use data from the Site or the Service’s database. This clause does not limit the use of the database as intended by the Software and for the purposes of private and personal use of the Service.

When using the Service or the Site you may not engage in scraping, data mining, harvesting, screen scraping, data aggregating, and indexing. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or the Service’s database for any purpose without the express prior written permission of PL8s.

The Software may not be used in any way that is not expressly permitted by these Terms.

USE RESTRICTIONS

There are certain types of conduct that are strictly prohibited on the Service. Please read the following restrictions carefully. Your failure to comply with the provisions set forth below may result (at PL8s’s sole discretion) in the termination of your access to the Service and may also expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.

You may not, whether yourself or through any other means or person : (i) copy, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Content included in the Service, App, and/or Site, or in any way or publicly display, perform, or distribute them; (ii) make any use of the Content on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose, or replicate or copy the Content without PL8s’s prior written consent; (iii) create a browser or border environment around the Content (e.g. no frames or inline linking); (iv) interfere with or violate any third party or other user’s right to privacy or other rights, including copyrights and any other intellectual property rights of others, or harvest or collect personal information about visitors or users of the Service and/or Site without their express consent, including using any robot, spider, site search or retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, or data-mine; (v) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including others’ copyrights, and other intellectual property rights; (vi) transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Service and/or Site any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, time bomb, web bug, spyware, or any other computer code, file, or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or any other actually or potentially harmful, disruptive, or invasive code or component; (vii) interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Service and/or Site, or the servers or networks that host the Service and/or Site or make the Service and/or Site available, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such servers or networks; (viii) sell, license, or exploit for any commercial purposes any use of or access to the Content and/or the Service and/or Site; (ix) frame or mirror any part of the Service and/or Site without PL8s’s prior express written authorization; (x) create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content from the Service and/or Site; (xi) forward any data generated from the Service and/or Site without the prior written consent of PL8s; (xii) transfer or assign your Service accounts’ password, even temporarily, to a third party; (xiii) use the Service and/or Site for any illegal, immoral or unauthorized purpose; (xiv) use the Site, the Service, or the Content for non-personal or commercial purposes without PL8s’s express prior written consent; or (xv) infringe or violate any of these Terms.

 

TERMINATION OF USE OF THE SERVICE

You may terminate your use of the Service at any time and for whatever reason. You are not obligated to advise PL8s of such termination. However, if you would also like for PL8s to delete your PL8s account and your personal information contained in the account, please use the “Delete Account” function in the Application.  On receiving such a request, PL8s will use reasonable efforts to delete such information, however please note that your information may be retained on our back-up systems for some time.

PL8s retains the right to block your access to the Service and discontinue your use of the Service, at any time and for any reason PL8s deems appropriate, at its sole and absolute discretion.

USER CONTENT

The Service allows all users of the Software to submit and send information and content to other users (“Content”). Content is separate from third party sponsored advertisements that may appear on the Service. Content can include, for example, notifications to other drivers. You assume sole responsibility for any Content you send and you alone are liable for the consequences when you send Notifications and/or content.

 

ALWAYS DRIVE VIGILANTLY ACCORDING TO ROAD CONDITIONS AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH TRAFFIC LAWS. IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO SEND ANY NOTIFICATIONS (SUCH AS UPDATES ON ROAD ACCIDENTS AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION)- WHILE DRIVING. YOUR CONTENT/NOTIFICATIONS MAY ONLY BE SENT AFTER YOU HAVE STOPPED YOUR VEHICLE IN AN APPROPRIATE LOCATION PERMITTED BY LAW. ALTERNATIVELY, CONTENT/NOTIFICATIONS MAY BE SENT BY A PASSENGER OTHER THAN THE DRIVER, PROVIDED IT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE DUE COURSE OF DRIVING AND DOES NOT DISTRACT THE DRIVER.

COPYRIGHT

All intellectual property rights in and to the Site, the Service and its database, including copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs, patents and trade secrets – are either the exclusive property of PL8s or its affiliates or are exclusively licensed to PL8s. The Service is protected, among others, by the United States Copyright Law, 2018 as well as by applicable copyright provisions prescribed by any other law, in Israel and elsewhere.

“PL8s”, the PL8s logo, and other trade and/or service marks are the property of PL8s or its affiliates and you may not use such logos or marks for any purpose that is not expressly authorized in these Terms without the prior written consent of PL8s.

The design, trade dress, and the ‘look and feel’ of the applications of the Site and the Service are protected works under applicable copyright laws and PL8s and its affiliates retain all intellectual property rights in them. The Software license granted to you in these Terms does not extend to or include a license to use the application displayed on the Software or any mark, indicator, logo or notation embedded in the application that are displayed on the Software. You may not copy or print more than one copy of any data or material appearing on the Site.

PL8s may protect the Service by technological means intended to prevent unauthorized use of the Service. You undertake not to circumvent these means. Without derogating from PL8s’s rights under these Terms or under any applicable law, you are advised that any attempted or actual infringement of this provision will result in the termination of all your rights under these Terms. If you circumvent any of the means taken by PL8s to protect the Service from unauthorized use, you must immediately cease any and all use of the Service, and you undertake to do so.

Apple

If you use the Service on an Apple device, then you agree and acknowledge that:

Apple, Inc. bears no duties or obligations to you under the Terms, including, but not limited to, any obligation to furnish you with Service maintenance and support;

You will have no claims, and you waive any and all rights and causes of action against Apple with respect to the Service or the Terms, including, but not limited to claims related to maintenance and support, intellectual property infringement, liability, consumer protection, or regulatory or legal conformance;

Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of the Terms. Upon your acceptance of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.

Export Control

You represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY

PL8s PROVIDES THE SERVICE AND CONTENT INCLUDED THEREIN FOR USE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THEY CANNOT BE CUSTOMIZED TO FULFILL THE NEEDS OF EACH AND EVERY USER. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FEATURES, QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, COMPATIBILITY, PERFORMANCE, SECURITY OR ACCURACY.

Additionally and without derogating from the above clause, PL8s disclaims any warranties relating to the accuracy of the notificaitons sent/presented or displayed in or by the Service. Users may send faulty or inaccurate notification to other drivers, this is out of our control and we cannot be held liable or responsible for such notifications.

You agree and acknowledge that you assume full, exclusive and sole responsibility for the use of and reliance on the Service, and you further agree and acknowledge that your use of or reliance on the Service is made entirely at your own risk. You further acknowledge that it is your responsibility to comply with all applicable laws (including traffic laws) while using the Service.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE ROAD. IN THE EVENT THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE ROAD INSTRUCTS DIFFERENTLY THAN THE SERVICE, YOU MUST NOT RELY ON THE SERVICE.

PL8s exerts efforts to provide you with a high quality and satisfactory service. However, We do not warrant that the Service will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner, or that it will always be available or free from all harmful components, or that it is safe, secured from unauthorized access to PL8s’s computers, immune from damages, free of malfunctions, bugs or failures, including, but not limited to hardware failures, Software failures and Software communication failures, originating either in PL8s or any of its providers.

PL8s, INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, SUB-CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, AND LOSS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT AND LOSS OF DATA), COSTS, EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS, EITHER IN TORT, CONTRACTUAL, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY, ARISING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY FAILURE, ERROR, OR BREAKDOWN IN THE FUNCTION OF THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY FAULT, OR ERROR MADE BY OUR STAFF OR ANYONE ACTING ON ITS BEHALF, OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTENT ORIGINATING FROM THIRD PARTIES, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATION WITH THE SERVICE, OR WITH OTHER USERS ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY DENIAL OR CANCELLATION OF YOUR USER ACCOUNT, OR FROM RETENTION, DELETION, DISCLOSURE AND ANY OTHER USE OR LOSS OF YOUR CONTENT ON THE SERVICE. IN ANY EVENT, YOUR SOLE REMEDY WILL BE LIMITED TO CORRECTING SUCH ERRORS, OR MALFUNCTIONS, AND IN LIGHT OF THE RELEVANT CIRCUMSTANCES.

 

LINKS AND COMMERCIAL INFORMATION IN THE SOFTWARE

The Service may include commercial information or advertisements (for example, pins indicating the locations of certain establishments, their commercial offers, coupons, etc. (“Ads”). The Ads may pop up or be displayed on the Service maps from time to time. PL8s may post Ads on the Service but more often than not, the source of such Ads is third parties, and as such, PL8s cannot and does not guarantee the reliability or accuracy of third party Ads. PL8s does not endorse the content of third party Ads. Additionally and without derogating from the previous sentence, PL8s will not be liable for any form of liability arising from your reliance on, or in connection with, the use of the content of Ads posted on the Service.

It is underscored that the advertising of commercial content by PL8s does not constitute a recommendation or encouragement to procure the goods or services advertised.

Insofar as the Software includes links to services or applications not operated or managed by PL8s, PL8s will not be liable for any form of liability arising from your reliance on, or in connection with, the content of such services and applications or any information provided by them, including but not limited to its completeness, accuracy, correctness or it being up-to-date. PL8s will not be liable for any direct or indirect damage, monetary or otherwise, arising from your use of or your reliance on the content of goods or services you have accessed via Ads or other links on the Software.

YOU MUST NOT ATTEMPT TO VIEW OR CLICK ON ANY ADS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE. YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DRIVING RESPONSIBLY, AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT THAT YOU VIOLATE THE FOREOING PROVISION, THE THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, AND LOSS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT AND LOSS OF DATA), COSTS, EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS, EITHER IN TORT, CONTRACTUAL, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY, ARISING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISPLAY OF THE ADS ON THE SERVICE OR YOUR VIEWING OF THE ADS ON THE SERVICE.

BREACH AND INDEMNITY

Without derogating from any applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless PL8s and its employees, officers, directors and agents, as well as all third party advertisers of Ads from and against all claims, damages, expenses, losses and liabilities that arise as a result of your violation of these Terms. In view of the fact that the Service is provided to you free-of-charge, this indemnity is intended to cover all expenses, payments, loss, loss of profits or any other damage, direct or indirect, monetary or non-monetary, incurred by PL8s, its employees, officers, directors or agents as a result of your violation of the Terms, including but not limited to legal expenses and attorney fees.

 

PRIVACY

PL8s respects your privacy during your use of the Software and the Service. Our updated privacy policy pertaining to the Software is readily accessible at  http://www.plates-app.com/privacy/  and is an integral part of these Terms. Since the privacy policy is subject to periodic updates, it is recommended that you periodically review the policy for updates.

 

MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND SOFTWARE

PL8s may, either partially or in its entirety and without being obligated to provide prior notice – modify, adapt or change the Software, the Service’s features, the user interface and design, the extent and availability of the contents in the Service and any other aspect related to the Service. You will have no claim, complaint or demand against PL8s for applying such changes or for failures incidental to such changes.

 

TERMINATION OF SERVICE

PL8s may, at any time, terminate the provision of the Service in its entirety or any part thereof, temporarily or permanently, at its sole discretion.

 

MODIFICATIONS OF THESE TERMS

PL8s may modify these Terms from time to time. If fundamental changes are introduced, a notice will be posted in the updated version of the Software as well as on the Service’s home page on the Site. Your continued use of the Service after the Terms have been modified signifies your assent to the updated Terms. If you dissent to the updated Terms or to any term within them, you must discontinue all further use of the Software.

 

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms, the Software and the Service will be governed solely by the laws of the State of Israel, without giving effect to any conflicts of law principles. Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of, connected with or relating to these Terms, the Software and the Service, will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court in the Tel Aviv district in Israel.

 

LIMITATIONS

Should you desire to file any cause of action against PL8s, arising out of or related to the PL8s Software or Service, you must do so within one (1) year of the day you become aware of the cause of action. Failure to file a lawsuit within the aforementioned timeframe will bring about the permanent barring of the cause of action, and will constitute your complete and final waiving of the lawsuit.

 

ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS

You may not assign or transfer your rights in and to the Service, without the prior written consent of PL8s. PL8s may assign its rights in and to the Service to a third party at its sole and absolute discretion, provided that the third party undertakes PL8s’s obligations to you under these Terms.

 

COMPLETE TERMS

These Terms, together with the policies that are an integral part of these Terms, namely the Privacy Policy and the Copyright Policy, shall all constitute the entire and complete agreement between you and PL8s concerning the PL8s Service. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms and the synopsis of terms presented to the user during Software installation, these Terms shall prevail.

 

NO LEGAL RELATIONSHIP

These Terms of Use and your use of the Service, including the submission of Content onto the Service, do not, and shall not be construed as creating any relationship, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency, or franchisor-franchisee relationship in any way and of any kind between the parties hereto. Your use of the Service is intended for your enjoyment and benefit and the provision of the Service to you (subject to your compliance with these Terms) constitutes the sole and sufficient consideration that you are entitled to receive for any Content or other contributions you have made to the PL8s Service, its contents, maps and any other data.

 

CONTACT US

You may contact us concerning any question about the Service PL8s provides, through the channels listed on the “Support” menu in the Software or through the “Contact Us” page on the Site (www.plates-app.com/support). We will make our best efforts to address your inquiry as quickly as possible.

Last modified: January 29, 2018