Terms of use

www.GLOTTER.com is freely available. That's a reason why we have to arrange some "rules" that every user has to accept before signing up to this platform. Beyond that we appeal to the "common sense" of every user of this Community.

January 2012

The website www.GLOTTER.com (GLOTTER) provides its service based on this written agreement. Every user needs to accept the following terms of use and the Privacy Policy. The terms of use may be adapted anytime. If there are major changes the visitors will be informed on the Welcome page and in the News section.

GLOTTER doesn't charge for the registration of an user account. All data have to be correct and need to relate to the person/company that registers. Every user grants the provider of GLOTTER the rights to store the data. Login data must not be passed on to other persons and the password has to be kept secret. If an account is not in use ("no Login within 12 months") the data may be deleted.
Usernames may consist of alphabetic characters (A-Z) and numbers (0-9). The User profile can be found at http://www.glotter.com/USERNAME. There is no guarantee that an Username is still available.
If a new User profile doesn't get activated via e-Mail within 24h the temporary data can be deleted.

Content: "Give and Take"
Users grant the worldwide GLOTTER-Community the right to use the content without any charge. If a membership ends - voluntarily or non-voluntarily - the right to offer the entries still persists. GLOTTER takes no responsibility for content of external websites.
The quality standards of the platform may not be derogated and offering directly/indirectly the following content (text, image, video and sound) is strictly forbidden:
• Material, that could harm the privacy of any person
• Pornographic material
• Illegal material
• Material that could be related to right wing extremists
• Material that is not in possession of the editor and therefor violates copyright terms
• Chain letters, Pyramid scheme or similar things
• Transmission of all sorts of spam, viruses or worms

Every user should report inappropriate content!

Users have sole responsibility for their published data. GLOTTER or involved organizations are released from any claims for compensation (see also "Consequences").
Personal data of third parties may only be published when approved by the person/holder of rights. The original copyright of all content made public on this platform has to be considered.

Description of Service
The service of the basic application is available at no charge. GLOTTER cannot guarantee a 100% availability of its service. The Embedding of world maps into external websites can be used for non-commercial purposes only. That means that access to the world maps may not be restrained by any measures (like fees, loginprotection). It has to be apparent that the map was created with GLOTTER (e.g. by adding a logo and a backlink to the original entry).
A maximum of 100 markers can be added per entry.

If an user violates any of the terms - and GLOTTER takes cognizance of it - the inappropriate content will be deleted. Furthermore the user account may be disabled and the IP-address may be blocked to avoid access to the website. In certain cases the executive authority may be called in.

Terms: Google Maps API
As GLOTTER uses the technology of a third party everyone has to accept the "Terms of Use" of Google Maps http://www.google.com/apis/maps/terms.html

General information
Every use, modification or duplication of information, text or images which source is this website, requires a written statement of GLOTTER! Applied law is Austrian/EU-law.

Privacy policy

The website (and possibly tools of third parties) uses cookies to ensure that basic settings (e.g. language settings, Username, password) and data that improve usability (e.g. Web analysis, ads) of a current session can be provided. Cookies are stored locally on a computer and can be blocked or deleted in the Browser settings.
In addition when accessing the website or while data is transmitted, the IP address of each user may be stored.
All data that are no longer required (e.g. server logs) or that are defective (e.g. data with unclear or erroneous content), are deleted due to the privacy principles (data minimization, data avoidance, necessity, purpose).

Personal data
GLOTTER sets a high value on protecting the privacy and in keeping the user data save. All data are stored in a database using appropriate security measures.
The person that registers allows GLOTTER to contact him/her via e-Mail.
Personal data may only be passed on, if the affected user agreed or if GLOTTER entertains suspicion that laws were violated. The access to the database is restricted to GLOTTER-internal persons or to companies that are assigned by GLOTTER or companies that are related to GLOTTER. All persons that get access to the data have to dispose a confidentiality agreement. If GLOTTER is involved in a merger or takeover, the data may be passed on for their intended purpose.

The tracking of your location (via IP address and possibly wireless access points) is a convenient service implemented for better usability to quickly receive the coordinates of a location.
GLOTTER will never store or share location aware data without your permission.
Further information can be found in the terms of use of your browser.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How Google uses data