Terms of Use

 

The User who uses the Deckee app and website (“User”) declares and accepts that he/she is bound by the terms of use set forth in this Agreement (“Agreement”). Absent any such acceptance, the Agreement may not be deemed finalised and, consequently, the User shall not be authorised to use the Platform.

NB: THE DECKEE APP, WHICH INCORPORATES OFFICIAL DATA AS WELL AS OTHER SOURCES, PROVIDES ASSISTANCE FOR NAVIGATION AND IS DESIGNED TO FACILITATE THE USE OF OFFICIAL NAUTICAL CHARTS AND NOT TO REPLACE THEM. ONLY OFFICIAL NAUTICAL CHARTS AND NOTICES FOR NAVIGATORS CONTAIN ALL THE INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR SAFE NAVIGATION AND, AS ALWAYS, THE CAPTAIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPER USE OF SAME.

1. Deckee Services

1.1 Deckee.com (“Site”) and the Deckee apps (“App”) are a Platform devised and managed by Deckee Pty Ltd (“Deckee”) which allows Users to visualise nautical maps supported by a variety of information, in accordance with data provided by and uploaded by Deckee and its Users, directly on the Site, or via the App (“Platform”). The use of the Platform and the Services are governed by this Agreement in addition to all the documents and policies published on the Platform.

1.2 By accepting this Agreement, the User acquires the right to use the Site and App (“Services”), by way of example:

(i) viewing nautical maps;

(ii) viewing data and information (by way of example, alerts, marinas, moorings, anchorages, weather) made available by Deckee.

2. The User’s Account

2.1 Users wishing to use the Services must create a personal Account using their email address (“Account Credentials”).

2.2 The User is required to adopt whatever measures are necessary to ensure that the Account Credentials are subject to the utmost confidentiality and the User accepts liability for any loss or damage to Deckee and/or to third parties as a result of failure to comply with the aforementioned confidentiality obligation. The User undertakes not to disclose the Account Credentials and the information accessible through the same and undertakes not to allow access to the Platform to others through the use of his or her Account Credentials or in any manner through his or her Account.

2.3 The User is required to provide Deckee with real, accurate information when creating the Account (and whenever they update their data) and, in order to guarantee Account security, undertakes:

(i) not to provide false information;

(ii) not to create false or duplicate Accounts;

(iii) to update their personal information whenever requested in order to comply with the provisions of this Agreement;

(iv) not to share or transfer the Account Credentials;

(v) not to adopt as the Username or ID for his or her Account any names which breach the law or third-party rights (in such eventuality Deckee shall be entitled to suspend the registration or the Account until such time as the critical aspect arising with regard to the aforementioned name is resolved).

3 The User’s duties

3.1 The User acknowledges that his or her use of the Services in accordance with the agreement is essential for the correct operating of the platform and for usability of the Services by the other Users. Specifically, when creating, modifying, managing and voting on Content, the user must comply with the provisions of this Agreement and applicable legal provisions, abiding by principles of good faith, truthfulness and fairness in dealings with the other Users.

3.2 The User undertakes to use the Platform solely in accordance with this Agreement and solely for purposes of using the Services. Specifically, the User undertakes not to:

(i) transfer or resell the Services, or his or her right to use the Platform to others;

(ii) tamper with or operate on the Platform without Deckee’s intervention and authorisation;

(iii) use the Site, the App, or the Services should the Account have been temporarily or permanently suspended;

(iv) use the Platform to create or incorporate other datasets correlated to the nautical maps to be used for a service which is similar or identical to the Services;

(v) provide Deckee with data which is false, inexact, misleading or which gives rise to adverse consequences for third parties, particularly when the User registers to create the Account;

(vi) transfer the Account or communicate the Account Credentials to third parties without Deckee’s prior written consent:

(vii) spread viruses, malware or any other technology designed to harm the Platform, the Site, the User’s devices, to breach Deckee’s rights or the rights of other Users or in any way to hinder or disturb use of the Services by other Users;

(viii) disseminate the Content of the Platform, Services, or proprietary information belonging to Deckee and/or others;

(ix) use any mechanism, software or procedure which may interfere with the proper operations of the Platform;

(x) circumvent instruments prepared by Deckee to ensure the security of the Platform and prevent intrusions or access by unsolicited automated users (by way of example, robots, spam, spiders);

(xi) upload to the Platform or in any way communicate or send through the Platform to other Users content (text or graphic content or any other type) which is offensive, vulgar, violent, false, harmful to Deckee’s image or contrary to law;

(xii) copy, download, duplicate, distribute, disseminate or in any way use – including partially – images, distinctive marks, text and content belonging to Deckee or in any way found on the Platform;

(xiii) export any information outside the Platform, aside from those cases expressly governed by this Agreement.

3.3 Should Deckee have reason to believe, at its own final discretion, that the User has engaged in actions which may give rise to technical problems or legal liability or which run counter to the provisions of the Agreement, Deckee may, by way of example, limit, suspend or interrupt usability of the Services and the Account, prohibiting access to the app and Deckee may adopt technical (including the removal of unlawful content) and legal measures in order to prevent the User from using the Services.

3.4 In order to allow Deckee to maintain the Platform at secure, optimum operational levels, the User undertakes to do everything possible to report any technical problems coming to his or her attention and relating to the Platform to Deckee, without prejudice to the User’s rights and protection with regard to personal data.

3-5 By accepting this Agreement, the User undertakes to indemnify Deckee and to hold it harmless in addition to its directors, employees, senior executives, agents and any subsidiary, parent company and/or any of Deckee’s associate companies from and against any harm arising from breach by the User of the terms of use of this Agreement, legal obligations or third-party rights.

4. Use of the Services

4.1 Deckee undertakes to ensure that the Platform remains active and to render it accessible through the Site and the App, providing technical assistance in order to resolve problems relating to use of the Account due to Platform problems attributable to Deckee, through the email Account hello@deckee.com.

Given the characteristics of the Services, the User acknowledges that Deckee will not be accountable for problems in accessing the Platform and App due to causes which are not directly connected to Deckee’s activities or for which it is responsible and, specifically:

(i) problems relating to connectivity and continuity of Internet traffic available to the User;

(ii) problems relating to the User’s IT systems;

(iii) problems relating to the terminals used by the User, including malfunctioning of devices used by the User and including cases in which these devices (such as smart phones, tablets, computers or GPS plotters) are not compatible or fast enough to allow use of the Services;

(iv) interruption of access to the User’s Internet network;

(v) non-compatibility between the User’s mobile device browser and the Platform;

(vi) any other event which may compromise the User’s access to the Services or the Platform (and in any case use of same) which is not caused by Deckee.

4.2 Through use of the Services, the User may encounter differences between the real conditions and those indicated in the nautical maps and any other data which is accessible through the Platform. The User acknowledges and undertakes to exercise their own judgement irrespective of use of the Platform and its functions, according to the User’s own responsibility and at the User’s own risk and peril. The User is liable for his or her conduct and for the consequences of same.

4.3 When the User downloads the App, this software may be automatically updated on the User’s device should a new version or function be available, or this software may require that the User actively updates it. The User undertakes to ensure that the software always remains updated in order to obtain the best possible performance from the Services.

4.4 The Platform may include links to third-party websites which are not controlled or managed directly by Deckee (by way of example, websites belonging to commercial businesses reported by Users through publishing Content). Deckee is not liable for the information and, in general, for the User’s browsing on these websites operated by third parties.

4.5 The Services are available on mobile devices. The User undertakes to pay the utmost attention in order to ensure safe use and in compliance with applicable laws, with particular regard to the maritime code and laws put in place to protect one’s own safety and the safety of others, and the User acknowledges that the Services do not replace authorised government maps which, together with warnings to navigators, contain all information necessary for safe navigation. Any information or data viewed on the Platform is to be considered solely as a suggestion for planning and must not be used for direct navigation.

4.6 Whilst Deckee reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to delete, alter or move any message or other posted Content on The Services, it is under no obligation to do so, nor is it under an obligation to update any information on The Services, or to correct any inaccuracies on The Services that may become apparent at a later time.

5. Publishing Content and moderation

5.1 Through sending information to Deckee or publishing Content on the Platform, the User grants to Deckee the non-exclusive, unlimited, transferable, sub-licensable and irrevocable right to use the Content and to reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish and create derived works, make publicly visible the Content throughout the world using any means and for any purpose and to use the Username or the name specified in relation to the Content.

5.2 The User has sole liability for the Content published or sent to Deckee or published on the Platform and undertakes not to publish, upload or otherwise make public through the Platform content which:

(i) is false, illegal, misleading, defamatory, slanderous, intimidating, offensive or in any other way contrary to law and public morality.

(ii) offends Users, Deckee or the online community;

(iii) may constitute, encourage, promote or incite unlawful conduct;

(iv) may breach patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright or any other intellectual or industrial property rights belonging to any party;

(v) constitutes promotions or trade communications;

(vi) at the sole discretion of Deckee, is in any other manner questionable or unconnected to the subject matter of the interactive areas in which the Content is published.

5.3 The User states that he or she has no objection as to publication, use, including for financial gain, modification and deletion of the Content by Deckee or its successors and assignees and the User states that he or she permanently waives all complaints or claims in respect of the Content.

6. Industrial and intellectual property

6.1 The User acknowledges that:

(i) Deckee has exclusive title to the intellectual and industrial property rights in respect of the Platform, the software and the databases connected to the Platform, the App, the Site, the text, artwork, layout and the look and feel of the Platform, the App and the Site;

(ii) Deckee has exclusive title to the Deckee project, the related know-how and all technical and trade information relating to this project;

and the User undertakes not to infringe or disrupt these rights.

6.2 The User states that he or she is the holder of the rights to financial gain allowing him or her to lawfully publish Content on the Platform and the User undertakes not to publish content on the Platform of any type use of which on the Platform might constitute an infringement of third parties’ intellectual or industrial property rights. For information on how to acquire authorisation to use the Content of the Platform, you can send an email to hello@deckee.com.

6.3 All the contents of the Site, inclusive of texts, artwork, images, audio material, video and all else, together with domains, taglines, organisation and user look and feel interface are protected by laws governing intellectual and industrial property rights and are the sole property of Deckee or third parties who have licensed them to Deckee. Without our prior written authorisation it is prohibited to copy (being known as “mirror”) any contents of the App or Site to any other server. The use of the Site and App contents on other websites or on networked computers for any purpose is prohibited without our express written authorisation.

6.4 The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) viewed on the Site and App are our property or are third-party property. It is prohibited to use these Marks without our express written authorisation or the express written authorisation of any third parties affected. For information on how you can acquire authorisation to use the Content on your website, send an email to hello@deckee.com.

6.5 Copyright: We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect the Users of our products and Services to do the same. It is our policy to remove content submitted by any User of Deckee’s products on this Site (“Community Layers” or “CL”), content that is infringing the intellectual property of our products. In our discretion we may also terminate the Account of any User who repeatedly submits infringing CL.

7. Term – Withdrawal by User – Termination of the Agreement and Cancellation of the Account

7.1 This Agreement is open-ended and shall cease to be effective in those cases of termination contemplated below, in the event of closure of the Account and cessation of Deckee’s activity on the Platform.

7.2 Once it has been created, the User is entitled to cancel their own Account by sending a written request for cancellation to Deckee at the address hello@deckee.com.

7.3 Within 7 (seven) business days of the date on which the request for cancellation as per the previous paragraph is made, Deckee shall cancel the Account.

7.4 Should the User be inactive for 24 months with effect from the date of the last action on the Site or on the App and the last access to the Account, Deckee shall be entitled to close the Account.

7.5 Deckee shall be entitled to cancel the Account should the User breach any obligation provided for under this Agreement following written notice sent by Deckee, without prejudice to any other remedy provided by law or provided by this Agreement in favour of Deckee.

8. Changes to the Agreement

8.1 Deckee reserves the right to modify the contents of the Agreement, publishing the new version on the Platform. Unless otherwise specified, all the new terms of use of the Agreement shall be automatically effective once 10 (ten) days have elapsed from the date of publication on the Platform.

8.2 Should the User not accept the changes to the Account and should the User be in possession of an Account, he or she shall be entitled to cancel his or her own Account.

9. Assignment of the Agreement

9.1 Deckee may assign this Agreement to an associated company or a company in which Deckee has a shareholding. The User provides his or her consent to such assignment.

10. Privacy and protection of personal data

10.1 The User’s personal data shall be processed solely in accordance with the privacy policy statement which can be viewed at the address deckee.com/privacy-policy.

11. Miscellaneous

11.1 This Agreement and interpretation of same are governed by Australian law.

11.2 The purpose of the titles of the articles of the Agreement is purely illustrative and in no manner whatsoever do they limit or describe the meaning or the contents of the related article.

11.3 Failure on the part of Deckee to exercise one of its rights does not represent a waiver of its rights to take action against the User or against third parties for breach of undertakings given.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY NOTICES AND COPYRIGHT LICENSES:

This product may contain data from one or more of the following Third Party sources; to the extent that any such source is used, the relevant provisions below shall apply:

The Services incorporate various sources of data from the Open Data Portal, provided by Transport for NSW, under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0).