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The following terms and conditions are applicable to the public-access portion of the locat system only. Additional terms and conditions are covered in a separate agreement for subscribers and paying customers. (v1.0.24 21 Aug 2012)

By initiating or making any kind of network connection to a locat server, or in any other manner making use of locat's services or products, for whatever reason or purpose, you agree to be bound by the rules set out herein. The use of any of locat's services, or the collection of any data originating from locat (directly or by way of 3rd party applications or abstract methods) is strictly on the condition that you agree to these terms. You should read these Terms and Conditions carefully, because they form a binding agreement between you and locat.

If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to make use of any of locat's services or products, and are urged to disconnect right away. Your continued usage of any of locat's services or products means that you have agreed to, and are bound by, this agreement. Also note that these terms and conditions may be changed at the site owner's discretion, but your rights will not be reduced in such case.

If you feel that any of these terms and conditions are unfair, discriminatory or confusing, you can discuss the matter with us by sending us an email to this address.

Network connections: locat provides its internet-based services at published locations, such as (but not limited to) URL's (which may sometimes be auto-generated), email addresses, data service IP addresses and specific port numbers - which in itself may be time- and/or location-restricted. The only permissible entrypoint to the locat.co.za domain is via a TCP/HTTP connection on port 80. Under no circumstances are you permitted to initiate or make use of any network connections to any of the network servers associated with the locat domains, without such connections being permitted and made available to you by the locat system. Any unauthorized access will be deemed abuse and/or exploitation of the services and will be dealt with severely.

Usage: locat grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the locat services and products, according to these terms.

Usage restrictions: Under no circumstances are you permitted to (1) access or use the any of locat's services or products through any technology or means other than those provided by locat; (2) copy, translate, modify, or make derivative works of locat's products or services, or any part thereof; (3) reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to obtain the source code of any of locat's products or services or any part thereof; or (4) use any of locat's products or services for any other purposes than those intended by locat.

Covert tracking of a person without their knowledge and permission, or the tracking of assets without the knowledge and permission of its owners, is strictly and specifically forbidden, and any user found to be using locat for such purposes will have their accounts suspended, data frozen, and will be reported to the authorities with full disclosure of the user's registered particulars. locat will give its full cooperation to the legal authorities in any investigations and/or court cases resulting from the unlawful use of its services.

Your responsibilities: You agree that you are fully responsible for your own conduct and content while making use of locat's services or products, and that you carry full responsibility for any consequences thereof. You agree that you will use locat's services in such a way that you do not (1) contravene any of these terms and conditions; (2) break any laws whatsoever; (3) use any robot, spider or site retrieval/indexing software to retrieve or index any part of locat's services or products; (4) interfere with or disrupt any of locat's services or products, and/or by any other means restrict or prevent others from using locat's services and products; or (5) create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses.

Privacy policy: We honour and respect your privacy, and will not share your information without your permission. If some of your information is to be shared, your concent will be requested directly and clearly and in such a way that you understand that you are giving us permission to share some of your information, what information will be shared and with whom it will be shared.

We will take all the necessary precautions, to the best of or ability, to discourage and prevent unauthorized access to any information or data you provide, and will also not wilfully share your information without your consent.

Information relating to your network connection/s to locat's servers is collected and, in some cases, stored and analyzed. Such information includes (as an example, not limited to) your IP address, browser software and operating system - which is no different from most other web sites collect. Similar network-related information about your trackers/sensors/devices, when connected to the locat infrastructure, is also collected. Information that you voluntarily supply, such as your email address, telephone numbers and physical address, may also be stored and analyzed. Under no circumstances, except under the obligations imposed by a court order and/or with your express concent, will locat provide or make available any such information to any outside parties.

This web site does not use any tracking mechanisms outside of locat's own domain and service usage monitoring, and also does not employ any external or third-party tracking software or web services. As a policy, and to the effect of reducing the risk to your privacy, locat will avoid incorporating external web services, especially those which track, collect and/or share information about users' on-line activities. For this reason, logging in to your locat account using external social networking membership (such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) will not be considered at this stage.

It may sometimes become necessary for locat to communicate with you, using the contact details which you provide (such as an email address and/or cell phone number) - but we will not, however, use these communication channels to send you any marketing or advertising material, nor will we publish, share or distribute such details, without your opt-in consent.

Copyright: Copyright and all intellectual property rights in all materials, texts, drawings, content and data available by way of locat's services and products, including logo's, content, designs, trade marks and trade names are owned by locat, its affiliates and related entities.

Disclaimer, non-liability and indemnity: locat will not, under any circumstances whatsoever, accept any responsibility or liability arising from your usage of locat's services or products. The use of the locat's services and products is at your own risk, and you indemnify locat from all and any claims. Under no circumstances will locat or any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing the information and or software, available by way of locat's services or products, be liable for any damages including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use locat's services or products.

Google's TaC's: locat makes use of a number of 3rd-party technologies (such as Google Maps), and as such, you are also bound by these 3rd-party Terms and Conditions. (v1.0.24 21 Aug 2012)

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