plotaroute.comTerms of Use

1. Ownership of The Website ("The Website") is owned and operated by Spidersphere Ltd. (Registered Company Number 111337087) ("The Website Owner"), registered at Melrose, Westbrook Road, Godalming, Surrey, UK, GU7 2QH.

2. Use of The Website

Your use of The Website is subject to these Terms of Use and your use of The Website constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, please do not use The Website.

The Website Owner reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting new versions on The Website. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you are aware of the latest terms and conditions. Your use of The Website after a change has been posted will be deemed to signify your acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

The Website Owner reserves the right to terminate or restrict your access to The Website at any time without notice if there is evidence of your failure to comply with these Terms of Use or if you make excessive use of the Website's facilities, such that your use risks interruption to other users use of the Website.

Any attempted misuse of The Website including, but not limited to: actions intended to cause damage or interruption to the Services; posting of offensive or abusive material; use of the service for unauthorised promotion; uploading of intellectual property that you do not have permission to share; actions intended to evade applicable charges; or attempts to access restricted information not generally available for public use, will be deemed a breach of these Terms of Use.

3. Copyright

All information and materials contained in The Website, including but not limited to text, software (including applets), music, sound, photographs, images, video, page layout, is protected by copyrights, trade marks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. Use of this information and materials are subject to the following conditions, and any use such as, but not limited to, copying, reproducing, transmitting, selling, licensing, distributing, or creating derivative works of such content or information is prohibited without the prior express written authorisation of The Website Owner:

a ) no content or part of The Website, including any source code not generally accessible to end users, can be used for the development of competing commercial application or service;

b) no content or part of The Website may be copied, reproduced or distributed without express permission, except for personal, non-commercial use where such use is not for the purposes of planning permission applications;

c) not withstanding the above conditions, you may share routes that are publicly available on The Website by embedding maps on third party websites using the supplied HTML code.

Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are reserved by The Website Owner.


4. Intellectual Property Rights

All Intellectual Property Rights (including, without limitation, all database rights, rights in designs, rights in know-how, patents and rights in inventions (in all cases whether registered or unregistered and including all rights to apply for registration) and all other intellectual or industrial property rights in any jurisdiction) in any information, content, materials, data or processes contained in or to this Website belong to The Website Owner or its licensed source. All rights of The Website Owner in such Intellectual Property Rights are hereby reserved.

You agree to inform the Website Owner of any misuse or other activity that could compromise the intellectual property rights of the Website Owner or its licensed source.


5. Content of the Service

The Website provides a route planning application and various supporting features (the "Services") free of charge to users of the Website. It also offers the option of purchasing PREMIUM Membership, which is used to provide registered users, for a specified period of time, with advert-free access to the Services, higher usage limits and other benefits..

Purchase of PREMIUM Membership is subject to payment of the prevailing charges, unless these charges are waived by The Website Owner. PREMIUM Membership access to the Services is restricted to the person or oragnisation that has purchased the PREMIUM Membership; individual sign in details that provide PREMIUM Member access access to the Services must not be passed on to other individuals or organisations for the purposes of evading charges.

The Website Owner reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove, limit or cease to supply any part or all of the Services contained on this Website. In the event that such removal takes place, The Website Owner shall not be liable to you in any way whatsoever for such removal.

The Website Owner shall have an unlimited licence to publish or otherwise use any information or other materials that you provide for inclusion on the Website, either in their original form or as may be amended by The Website Owner.

The Website Owner shall be entitled at any time to delete from The Website and records any information of any kind submitted to us by you and it shall also be your responsibility to keep a copy of all the information that is submitted to us as a back-up copy and for your own records.

Some features of the Website are subject to community usage limits, where availability is depedent on the combined usage levels of all users of the Website.


6. Links to Other Websites

Certain (hypertext) links will lead you to websites that are not under the control of The Website Owner. When you activate any of these links, you will leave The Website and The Website Owner has no control over and will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of the material on any such other website.

7. Data Protection and Privacy

Any details which you provide to The Website from which The Website Owner can identify you, are held and processed in accordance with The Website's Privacy Policy.


8. Disclaimers

The Website and the information, names, images, pictures, logos, icons regarding or relating to The Website Owner (or those of licensed suppliers), are provided on an 'as is' basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, all such terms and warranties are hereby excluded. In no event will The Website Owner be liable (whether in contract or tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise) for any losses sustained and arising out of or in connection with use of The Website including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill (in all these cases whether direct or indirect) nor any indirect, economic, consequential or special loss.

While The Website Owner has taken care in the preparation of the contents of The Website, The Website Owner does not represent that the information contained in The Website is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in The Website or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.

The Website Owner does not warrant that the functions or materials accessible from or contained in The Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that The Website or the computer servers that make it available are virus or bug free or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

If any of the terms and conditions contained within the Terms of Use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which such terms and conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent of such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability, and in relation to such state or country only, such terms or condition shall be deleted and severed from the rest of the relevant terms and conditions and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable. Nothing in the Terms of Use shall exclude The Website Owner's liability for death or personal injury resulting from The Website Owner's negligence.

You agree to take reasonable care in using the information and materials provided on The Website, including but not limited to following generally available medical and safety guidelines and advice.

9. Indemnities

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold The Website Owner harmless from and against any claims, actions, demands or other proceedings brought against The Website Owner by a third party, to the extent that such claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against The Website Owner is based on or arises in connection with your use of The Website, any breach by you of the Terms of Use or a claim that your use of The Website infringes any intellectual property rights of any third party or is libellous or defamatory, or otherwise results in injury or damage to any third party.

10. Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances (including, without limitation, negligence) shall the Website Owner, its partners or suppliers be liable to you or any third party for any loss or damages of any kind in respect of any aspect of the Services.

11. Assigment

The Website Owne may transfer its rights and obligations under these Terms to any company, firm or person at any time if it does not materially affect your rights under it. You may not transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else. These Terms are personal to you and no third party is entitled to benefit under these Terms except as set out here.


12. Headings

Headings used in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.


13. Waiver

The failure of The Website Owner to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


14. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising in relation to the same shall, unless otherwise expressly agreed, be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Version 1.9

Updated 4 June 2021