Acceptable Use Policies

Short version: We host a wide variety of collaborative projects from all over the world, and that collaboration only works when our users are able to work together in good faith. While using the Service, you must comply with our Acceptable Use Policies, which include some restrictions on content you can post, conduct on the service, and other limitations. In short, be excellent to each other.

Capitalized terms used but not defined in these Acceptable Use Policies have the meanings assigned to them in our Terms of Service, and Privacy Statement.

1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

You are responsible for using the Service in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and all of our Acceptable Use Policies. These policies may be updated from time to time and are provided below, as well as in our Terms of Service.

2. Content Restrictions

Under no circumstances will Users upload, post, host, execute, or transmit any Content to any maps that:

3. Conduct Restrictions

While using the Service, under no circumstances will you:

4. Services Usage Limits

You will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without our express written permission.

5. Information Usage Restrictions

You may use information from our Service for the following reasons, regardless of whether the information was scraped, collected through our API, or obtained otherwise:

Scraping refers to extracting information from our Service via an automated process, such as a bot or webcrawler. Scraping does not refer to the collection of information through our API. Please see Section H of our Terms of Service for our API Terms.

You may not use information from the Service (whether scraped, collected through our API, or obtained otherwise) for spamming purposes, including for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails to users or selling User Personal Information (as defined in the MapHub Privacy Statement), such as to recruiters, headhunters, and job boards.

Your use of information from the Service must comply with the MapHub Privacy Statement.

6. Privacy

Misuse of User Personal Information is prohibited.

Any person, entity, or service collecting data from the Service must comply with the MapHub Privacy Statement, particularly in regards to the collection of User Personal Information. If you collect any User Personal Information from the Service, you agree that you will only use that User Personal Information for the purpose for which that User has authorized it. You agree that you will reasonably secure any User Personal Information you have gathered from the Service, and you will respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from us or other users.

7. Excessive Bandwidth Use

The Service's bandwidth limitations vary based on the features you use. If we determine your bandwidth usage to be significantly excessive in relation to other users of similar features, we reserve the right to suspend your Account, throttle your file hosting, or otherwise limit your activity until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption. We also reserve the right—after providing advance notice—to delete maps that we determine to be placing undue strain on our infrastructure.

8. Advertising on MapHub

Short version: We do not generally prohibit use of MapHub for advertising. However, we expect our users to follow certain limitations, so MapHub does not become a spam haven. No one wants that.

While we understand that you may want to promote your Content by posting company names or logos in your Account, the primary focus of the Content posted in or through your Account to the Service should not be advertising or promotional marketing. This includes Content posted in or through maps, embeds and all other parts of the Service. You may include static images, links, and promotional text in the map description sections associated with your Account, but they must be related to the project you are hosting on MapHub. You may not advertise in other Users' Accounts, such as by posting monetized or excessive bulk content in issues.

You may not promote or distribute content or activity that is illegal or otherwise prohibited by our Terms of Service, Community Guidelines, or Acceptable Use Policy, including excessive automated bulk activity (for example, spamming), get-rich-quick schemes, and misrepresentation or deception related to your promotion.

If you decide to post any promotional materials in your Account, you are solely responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations. We reserve the right to remove any promotional materials or advertisements that, in our sole discretion, violate any MapHub terms or policies.

9. Spam and Inauthentic Activity on MapHub

Automated excessive bulk activity and coordinated inauthentic activity, such as spamming, are prohibited on MapHub. Prohibited activities include:

MapHub reserves the right to remove any Content in violation of this policy.

10. User Protection

You must not engage in activity that significantly harms other users. We will resolve disputes in favor of protecting users as a whole.