Terms of service

By using Sensorhost, you agree to all the following

  • Effective Date: January 1, 2016
  • Document Version: 1.0
SensorHost Service and Data Protection
  • Your Data is Yours
  • Your Data is Protected
  • Your Data is Portable
  • The Account is provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" with no Service Level Agreements.

Welcome to SensorHost, but before you start using our service you must agree these Terms of Service and Conditions:
Thank you for your interest in SensorHost! We invite you to access and use SensorHost Service to build applications for the Internet of Things. Please note that your registration and use of SensorHost service and website is subject to your agreement with these Terms of Service and Conditions. SensorHost service is provided with some limitations and terms of use that comply with legal requirements. We may need to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time and reserve the right to do so. Please check back here for the latest information, version of this contract and effective date.

This document is a contract, so please read it carefully:
This document describes in detail your rights and our rights relating to the Service, so please review these Terms and Conditions carefully. These Terms of Service and Conditions constitute a contract between us and you. If you do not agree to these Terms, you do not have the right to access or use our Service. If you do use our Service, your use shall be deemed to confirm your acceptance of the Terms and your agreement to be a party to this binding contract.

By using this service you acknowledge, accept and agree to All Terms including the Privacy Policy:
By using the Service, you acknowledge, accept and agree with all provisions of the Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, the use and treatment of your Account Information and your Content in accordance with such Privacy Policy.

Parties of this Contract:
You are one party to the contract. The other party to this contract is SensorHost, a company located in Australia and headquartered in Rockhampton (SensorHost , may be referred to in these Terms of Service as "SensorHost," "we" and sometimes "us").

Terms and Conditions of this Contract might change:
Changes in these Terms are almost certain to happen, due to changes in our Service and the laws that apply to us and you. If we make a change, we'll do our best to provide you with advance notice, although in some situations, such as where a change is required to satisfy applicable legal requirements, an update to these Terms may need to be effective immediately. We'll announce changes here at our site, and we also may elect to notify you of changes by sending an email to the address you have provided to us. We will also try to explain the reasons for the change. If we do update these Terms, you are free to decide whether to accept the terms or to stop using our Service, your continued use of the Service after the effectiveness of that update will be deemed to represent your agreement with, and consent to be bound by, the new Terms. Except for changes made by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms shall be effective unless set forth in a written agreement bearing a written signature by you and us. For clarity, email or other communications will not constitute an effective written agreement for this purpose.

SensorHost Service Description:
The SensorHost Service consists of the SensorHost website and other products made available by SensorHost which enable you to monitor sensor values, control sensor outputs, and send emails and SMS messages when sensor values are outside your specified value (collectively, the "Service"). SensorHost enables its users to collect, store, share data from devices, manage them and program applications. In exchange for being enabled to use the Service, you agree to abide by these Terms.

SensorHost is not Liable for User Data and Content provided by other users:
SensorHost does not select or screen User Data and Content, and does not review, test, confirm, approve or verify any User Data or Content or the accuracy of User Data; these Terms and Conditions, your use of the Service, SensorHost's delivery of the Service and SensorHost's access to/storing of/use of User Data and Content does not imply or create any liability on the part of SensorHost for User Data provided by other users and included in the Service. Your access to and use of the Service or any content is at your own risk.

SensorHost Service is provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE":
You understand and agree that the Service is provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Until further notice SensorHost service is provided as a Beta release which means THERE IS NO SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT AND NO WARRANTY OF SERVICE AVAILABILITY. SensorHost DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SensorHost will not be responsible or liable for any loss or harm to any of your computer systems, loss of data, or other loss or harm that results from your access to or use of the Service. You also agree that SensorHost has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any content maintained by the Service. SensorHost makes no warranty that the Service will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from SensorHost will create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Registering as a SensorHost user by creating an account:
First, you need to create a SensorHost account. You create an account by providing us with an acceptable username and email address, and creating a password. We refer to this as your "Account Information." We encourage you to use a distinct and non-obvious username and password combination, ideally one that is different from what you use for other services. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy, completeness and confidentiality of your Account Information, and you will be responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including activities of others to whom you have provided your Account Information. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to provide us with accurate information or to keep your Account Information secure. If you discover any unauthorized use of your Account Information or suspect that anyone may be able to access your private Content, you should immediately change your password and notify our Customer Support team.

SensorHost also has no responsibility for and does not provide the availability of the Internet and other telecommunication services necessary to access the Service. You are required to provide a suitable and reliable internet connection at your own cost for the SensorHost physical hardware to be able to connect to and use the Service. Additionally, where a sensor is AC mains powered, you are required to provide a clean, stable, and filtered AC mains supply suitable for powering the provided hardware. Failure to provide a clean, stable, filtered AC mains supply will negate any hardware warranty applicable.

Your Rights as a User:
Once your account is created and you accept these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive license to use the Service subject to these Terms, for so long as you are not barred from receiving the Service under the laws applicable to you, until you close your account voluntarily, if your account falls in arrears, or until we close your account pursuant to these Terms. In addition, we grant you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the SensorHost Software and Service, until your rights are terminated in accordance with such license and/or these Terms. You do not obtain any other right or interest in SensorHost or the Service.

Your Use of SensorHost and your Content:
Your use of the Service must be in accordance with these Terms. When it comes to your use of SensorHost, you agree that you are responsible for your own conduct and all conduct under your account. This means all Content – such as data from your devices, program code (like scripts for listeners or rules), text, files of any types (images, software, videos and anything else you can think of), no matter what the form or technical structure (collectively, "Content") – created, transmitted, stored or displayed in your account, is your sole responsibility as the person who created the Content or introduced it into the Service. This applies whether the Content is kept private, shared or transmitted using the Service or any third party application or services integrated with SensorHost.

User Data and Content Protection:

Your Data is Yours:
You retain copyright and any other rights you already held in your Content before you submitted, posted or displayed it on or through the Service. But you do have to grant SensorHost a limited license, as described below, so we can make your data accessible and usable on the Service. Other than this limited license and other rights you grant in these Terms, SensorHost acknowledges and agrees that we do not obtain any right, title or interest from you under these Terms in any of your Content. In order to enable SensorHost to operate the Service, we must obtain from you certain license and other rights to the Content you submit so that our processing, maintenance, storage, technical reproduction, back-up and distribution and related handling of your Content doesn't infringe applicable copyright and other laws. This means that by using the Service and uploading Content, you grant SensorHost a license to display, execute, and distribute any of your Content and to modify (for technical purposes, e.g., making sure content is viewable on smart phones as well as computers) and reproduce such Content to enable SensorHost to operate the Service. You also agree that SensorHost has the right to elect not to accept, post, execute, store, display, publish or transmit any Content in our sole discretion. You agree that these rights and licenses are royalty free, irrevocable and worldwide (for so long as your Content is stored with us), and include a right for SensorHost to make such Content available to, and pass these rights along to, others with whom SensorHost has contractual relationships related to the provision of the SensorHost Service, solely for the purpose of providing such services, and to otherwise permit access to or disclose your Content to third parties if SensorHost determines such access is necessary to comply with its legal obligations. You also represent to us that, by submitting Content to SensorHost and granting SensorHost the rights described in these Terms, you are not infringing the rights of any person or third party. Finally, you understand and agree that SensorHost, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Service to our users, may make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media.

Your Data and Content is Protected:
The security of your Content is a capital concern for us, and we make reasonable efforts to keep your data secure and protected. Nevertheless we don't take any responsibility for any loss or unauthorized distribution of your content. Your privacy in your Content is also a principal concern for us, and we hope that we never need to examine anyone's Content. However, there are limited circumstances in which we may have the need to review part or all of your Content, as discussed in our Privacy Policy. Except as described here and in our Privacy Policy, unless you elect to enable others to view or have access to the Content you submit to the Service, no one else should see your Content without your consent. Of course, if you do elect to publish or share any portion of your Content by creating a feed of information, or creating a webservice to publish Content, then you would be enabling each of those permitted users to access, use, display, perform, distribute and modify your Content (subject to any understandings or agreements you and such users may work out without SensorHost involvement). In addition, SensorHost enables you to use a variety of third party services and applications that interact with the Service and your Content, and you should review the access rights you provide to those services or applications, as you may enable them to access your Content through your agreements with those parties.

Your Data and Content is Portable:
SensorHost is committed to make your data portable. That means we will incorporate tools in our Service and Software to let you share or export your Data and Content into files or make it accessible through web-services or APIs. All these tools will be available while your account is open and subject to compliance with our Privacy Policy. If you find problems exporting your Data and Content you can contact our Support Team whom, in their best effort, will try to solve your request if it complies with our Privacy Policy and legal actions.

SensorHost Right to Modify the Service:
We retain the right, in our sole discretion, to implement new elements as part of and/or ancillary to the Service and any SensorHost Software, including changes that may affect the previous mode of operation of the Service. We expect that any such modifications will enhance the overall Service, but it is possible that you may not agree with us. We also reserve the right to establish limits to the nature or size of storage available to you, the number of transmissions and email messages, execution of you program code, your Content and other data, and impose other limitations at any time, with or without notice. For example, if you use the free SensorHost service, you will not enjoy all of the benefits provided to subscribers of the SensorHost Premium service. You also acknowledge that a variety of SensorHost actions may impair or prevent you from accessing your Content or using the Service at certain times and/or in the same way, for limited periods or permanently, and agree that SensorHost has no responsibility or liability as a result of any such actions or results, including, without limitation, for the deletion of, or failure to make available to you, any Content. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any part of the Service.

Storage of your Data and Content:
SensorHost Service is available worldwide, but our data processing operations take place in Australia. If you use the Service, you acknowledge that you may be sending electronic communications (including your personal account information and Content), through computer networks owned by SensorHost and third parties located in Australia and other locations even in other countries. As a result, your use of the Service may result in international data transmissions, and your use of the Service shall constitute your consent to permit such transmissions. SensorHost might change the location of its data processing operations without noticing you or asking your consent.

In case your Account is Closed:
You may close your account with our Service at any time, for any reason (or no reason), and you don't even have to give us notice. However, if you desire to deactivate your account you need to take certain specific steps, which are described in our documentation. SensorHost may suspend access to your account, or close your account, with or without notice according to these Terms. Reasons for SensorHost suspending or closing your account may include, without limitation: (i) breach or violation of these Terms or any Separate Agreement, (ii) an extended period of inactivity (determined in SensorHost sole discretion), (iii) your nonpayment of any fees or other sums due to SensorHost or any other party related to your use of the Service, (iv) the discontinuance or material modification of the Service (or any part thereof) or (vi) unexpected technical or security issues or problems. In most cases, in the event we elect to close your account , we will provide at least 14 days advance notice to you at the email address you have provided to us, so you have a chance to retrieve any Content stored on SensorHost servers (unless we determine that we are legally prohibited from enabling you to do so). After the expiration of this notice period, you will no longer be able to retrieve Content contained in that account or otherwise use the Service through that account.

Disclaimer Notice, copyright and Trademark Information:
All products, company names, brand names, trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners.

SensorHost has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this website.However, the information is provided without warranty. SensorHost does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness or reliability of the information.

Third-Party Links:
We may include or recommend third party resources, materials and developers and/or links to third party websites and applications as part of, or in connection with, the Service. We have no control over such sites or developers and, accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that (i) we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or applications; (ii) we are not responsible or liable for any content or other materials or performance available from such sites or applications and (iii) we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, materials or applications. Indemnity.
You agree to indemnify and hold SensorHost, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, advertisers and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including legal and other professional fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to your use of any of the Service, any violation of these Terms of Service or any other actions connected with your use of the Service (including all actions taken under your account). In the event of such claim, we will provide notice of the claim, suit or action to the contact information we have for the account, provided that any failure to deliver such notice to you shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligation hereunder.

Blog and forum:
SensorHost has a forum, and may choose to implement a blog in the future. A blog or forum service enables you to participate in blog forums on SensorHost, Iot or M2M topics:

You may also post a message on the SensorHost forum. You acknowledge and agree that if you submit any Content to forums, you will be solely responsible for such Content. SensorHost will not be liable in any way for any such Content submitted.

You further agree that you will not:

Submit any Content, which is harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, libellous or defamatory, encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liabilities, or is unlawful in any other way.

Submit any Content protected by intellectual property laws or by rights of privacy, unless you own the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights;

Submit any Content which contains a virus or other harmful components;

Engage in activity that interferes with or disrupts the use of the Web Site by other users;

Submit any Content that encourages any illegal activities, or provides guidance or instructional activities about such illegal activities;

Make any false representation, including impersonation of any person or entity or misrepresentation of your affiliation with any person or entity;

Make use of SensorHost forum for commercial purposes, such as advertising any products or services, reselling or publishing the information posted or transmitted without written consent.

SensorHost does not prescreen, monitor or edit the Content posted or submitted to Forums. However, SensorHost reserves the right to edit, limit or remove any such Content in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding, you shall remain solely responsible for any Content you submit or post.

SensorHost may establish procedures and practices relating to the use of and participation in Forums. Such procedures and practices may include limitations on the number of entries and the size of files that may be submitted and the number of days messages on the forum will be saved before deletion. SensorHost will not be responsible for any Content deleted by SensorHost or otherwise, or for your inability to submit any Content.

By submitting Content, via any mean, to the SensorHost forum or blog, you grant SensorHost a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive worldwide right and license to use, disclose, display, exhibit, perform, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute such Content or incorporate such Content into any form, medium, or technology now known or hereafter developed. Further, SensorHost shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in such information for any purposes whatsoever including but not limited to research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of products and other items incorporating such ideas. If you are not the owner of the Content submitted, you warrant that you have received all necessary consents from the owner of such rights. You will hold SensorHost harmless if any such Content submitted is in violation of any such rights.

When participating in any blog or forum, you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, incomplete or unsuitable. You should use extra caution with respect to any Content posted or transmitted on a SensorHost forum or blog. SensorHost urges you not to take any action based on any such Content. SensorHost will not be responsible for the Content or accuracy of any information, and shall not be responsible for any acts taken or decisions made based on such information.

In consideration of SensorHost's continuing efforts to enhance and improve the Platform and its associated products and services and to respond to feedback from users, you agree to transfer such ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques to SensorHost without any compensation in return.

You also agree to execute any and all documents that SensorHost may reasonably request in connection with confirming SensorHost's ownership of and unlimited right to use such ideas, concepts, know-how, and techniques.

When submitting any comments in any form to SensorHost, whether it be via blog, forum, customer feedback email, or the like you, are solely responsible for the content of any comments you make. You agree that no comments submitted by you to SensorHost platform will:

  • violate any right of any third party, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights;
  • be libellous or contain libellous or other otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material, or constitute the misappropriation of trade secrets of any third party;
  • disparage the products or services of any third party; or contain any personal information (other than your email address or user name).

High Risk Activities:
SensorHost Services are not fault-tolerant and are not designed, manufactured or intended for use as or with on-line control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life support machines or weapon systems in which the failure of the Services could lead directly to death, personal injury or severe physical or environmental damage ("High Risk Activities"). Accordingly, SensorHost and its suppliers specifically disclaim any express or implied warranty of fitness for High Risk Activities.

Force Majeure:
No party shall be liable for any performance failure, delay in performance, or lost data under these Terms of Use (other than for delay in the payment of money which may be due and payable hereunder) to the extent said failures or delays are proximately caused by (i) failures of the Service, (ii) natural weather events, or (iii) any other causes beyond that party's reasonable control and occurring without its fault or negligence, including, without limitation, failure of suppliers, subcontractors, and carriers, or party to substantially meet its performance obligations under these Terms of Use, provided that in any such event, as a condition to the claim of non-liability, the party experiencing the difficulty shall give the other prompt written notice, with full details following the occurrence of the cause relied upon.

The Service Is Available "As Is.":
The Service Is Available "As Is." YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: (a) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SensorHost EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. (b) SensorHost DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET ALL OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; OR (iii) ALL ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. (c) ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. (d) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SensorHost OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.

Limitation of Liability:
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SensorHost, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS, AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND SUCCESSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, COVER OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SensorHost HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR THE LOSS, CORRUPTION OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS, CONTENT OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OR USING THE SERVICE; (v) SensorHost ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS IN RELIANCE UPON YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND ANY CHANGES THERETO OR NOTICES RECEIVED THEREFROM; (vi) YOUR FAILURE TO PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY PASSWORDS OR ACCESS RIGHTS TO YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION; (vii) THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY USING OR INTEGRATING WITH THE SERVICE; (viii) ANY ADVERTISING CONTENT OR YOUR PURCHASE OR USE OF ANY ADVERTISED PRODUCT OR SERVICE; (ix) THE TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE; OR (x) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

Exclusions and Limitations:
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ANY CONDITION, WARRANTY, RIGHT OR LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THOSE LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION (IF ANY) WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

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