Terms of Service

We (the team at Portal47 Ltd) run a localization service called Locale and we'd love you to use it.

Open source projects are free, and we offer paid accounts for advanced features such machine translation, user permissions and translation locking..

Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Locale website and all content, services and products available at or through the Website.

The Website is owned and operated by Portal47 Ltd. (“Portal47”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Portal47 Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Website by Portal47 (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become 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 Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Portal47, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

1. Your Locale Account and Projects

If you create a project on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and projects, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the projects.

You must not describe your projects in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Portal47 may change or remove any project that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Portal47 liability.

You must immediately notify Portal47 of any unauthorised uses of your project, your account or any other breaches of security. Portal47 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.

2. Responsibility of Contributors

If you manage a project, contribute to a project, post material to the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content.

By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;

  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;

  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;

  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;

  • the Content is not spam, is not machine or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);

  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;

  • your project is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;

  • your project is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your project's URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and

  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorised and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Portal47 or otherwise.

By submitting Content to Portal47 for inclusion on your project, you grant Portal47 a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your project.

If you delete Content, Portal47 will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Portal47 has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Portal47’s sole discretion

  • refuse or remove any content that, in Portal47’s reasonable opinion, violates any Portal47 policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or

  • terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Portal47’s sole discretion. Portal47 will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Payment and Renewal

General Terms

Optional paid services are available on the Website (any such services, an "Upgrade").

By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay Portal47 the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service.

Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Upgrade fees are not refundable.

Automatic Renewal

Unless you notify Portal47 before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorise us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you.

Upgrades can be canceled at any time by contacting Portal47 by email support@localeapp.com.

4. Responsibility of Website Visitors

Portal47 has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects.

By operating the Website, Portal47 does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful.

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.

The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors.

The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated.

Portal47 disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

5. Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material made available through the websites and webpages to which Locale links, and that link to Locale.

Portal47 does not have any control over those non-Locale websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use.

By linking to a non-%{service-name} website or webpage, Portal47 does not represent or imply that it endorses 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. Portal47 disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-%{service-name} websites and webpages.

6. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As Portal47 asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others.

If you believe that material located on or linked to by Locale violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Portal47 in accordance with Portal47’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Policy.

Portal47 will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.

Portal47 will terminate a visitor's access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Portal47 or others.

In the case of such termination, Portal47 will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Portal47.

7. Licensing of Open Source Projects

Open Source Projects are hosted for free on Locale. All localisations associated with Open Source projects on Locale are automatically licensed under the Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 - CC BY-SA

CC BY-SA

This means that such localisations can be freely copied, distributed and transmitted. Localisations can be freely adapted, and commercial use of them is permitted; under the following conditions;

  • Any derivative use of such localisations must attribute derivative works to the project owner in the manner specified by the project owner (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse the derivative work in any way).

  • Any derivative use must be distributed under the same or similar license to this one.

8. Licensing of Private Projects

All private projects hosted on Locale are, by definition, private. All localisations associated with such projects are only accessible to users authorised by the project owner or his representatives.

The project owner is responsible for licensing and distributing all localisations associated with private projects.

9. Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Portal47 to you any Portal47 or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Portal47.

Portal47, Locale, the Locale logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Locale, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Portal47 or Portal47’s licensors.

Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties.

Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Portal47 or third-party trademarks.

10. Changes

Portal47 reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement.

It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes.

Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Portal47 may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (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.

11. Termination

Portal47 may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.

If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Locale account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have paid for an Upgrade, your account can only be terminated by Portal47 if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from Portal47’s notice to you thereof; provided that, Portal47 can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service.

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.

12. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided "as is". Portal47 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 Portal47 nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.

You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

13. Limitation of Liability

In no event will Portal47, 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:

  • any special, incidental or consequential damages;

  • the cost of procurement for substitute products or services;

  • for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or

  • for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Portal47 under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action.

Portal47 shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

14. General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that

  • your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Portal47 Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from country in which you reside) and

  • your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

15. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Portal47, its contractors, and 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 Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

16. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Portal47 and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorised executive of Portal47, or by the posting by Portal47 of a revised version.

Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the County Court located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom.

Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules.

The arbitration shall take place in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court.

The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and legal fees.

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.

You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Portal47 may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition.

This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

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