Last updated October 24th, 2020
Thank you for your interest in using Aero41 software applications offered by Aero41 Ltd. ( “Aero41”), a company duly incorporated in Lausanne, Switzerland. In the following, the software applications Aero41 MCS (Mission Control System) is referred to as “Aero41 MCS Software”. Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. By using the Aero41 MCS Software or any of the products, software, data or services provided to you through the Aero41 MCS Software, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the following terms and conditions (together, the “Terms”). If you are not eligible or do not agree to any of the Terms, then you may not use the Service.
Aero41 provides unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the firmware contained therein and software for flight planning, as well as related physical products such as the MCI – Mission Control Interface (collectively, “Aero41 Hardware” ), for crop protection missions.
You acknowledge and agree as provided in further detail in these terms that:
Aero41 Software is licensed, not sold to you, and that you may use the Service only as set forth in these Terms;
The Service is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind and Aero41’s liability to you is limited to the extent permitted by law.
1. Aero41 Software and Service Overview
You may use Aero41 Software to control Aero41 Hardware in flight. You may also use Aero41 Software to plan flight paths on certain Aero41 Hardware to web-based hosting platforms and to perform other related services.
You must be at least 16 years of age to use the Service, including Aero41 Software. By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant to us that: (a) you are at least 18 years of age; (b) you have not previously been suspended or removed from the Service; and (c) your registration and your use of the Service is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. If you are using the Service on behalf of an entity, organization, or company, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that organization to these Terms and you agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of that organization.
3. Accounts and Registration (if applicable)
To access certain features of the Service available through Aero41 Software, you may have to register for an Aero41 account. When you register for such an account, you will be required to provide us with some information about yourself, such as your name, email address and company name. You represent and warrant that the information you provide to us is accurate and that you will keep it accurate and up to date at all times. When you register, you will be asked to provide a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Aero41 account and password, and you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your Aero41 account.
4. Using Aero41 Software to Operate Aero41 Hardware
You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all hardware and other communications equipment (including Aero41 Hardware) needed to access or use the Services. You agree that: (a) you will use each Aero41 Hardware only in conformity with the applicable Aero41 manuals and safety guidelines; (b) you will use and maintain with due care, and will not deface, modify, use or operate any Aero41 Hardware in any illegal manner or for any illegal purpose in violation of any applicable international, federal, state, or local law or regulation that might be applicable; (c) you will not (and will not permit others to) remove, deface, or otherwise obstruct any regulatory or certification markers affixed to Aero41 Hardware; and (d) each Aero41 Hardware item will only be repaired subject to Aero41’s express written authorization and in accordance with Aero41’s instructions and requirements.
When using Aero41 Software to operate Aero41 Hardware, you agree to abide by all relevant statutes, rules, and regulations set forth by government, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies, including without limitation and as applicable the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You agree to comply with all flight limitations, which may include height limits, distance limits, visual line of site, and No-Fly Zones. You agree that it is your responsibility to check with local authorities to confirm that your proposed flight path and plan conform with applicable laws and regulations and that your receipt and use of any Flight Environment Data (as defined below) does not relinquish this independent obligation. Before operating Aero41 Hardware using Aero41 Software, you agree that you understand the nature of your flight operation (e.g. for public use, or for commercial use) and you further agree to obtain all required approval and clearance from the related government agencies before flight. You should consult with your local regulators for comprehensive definitions and specific requirements. For specific countries Aero41 may stipulate further rules and regulations which will be highlighted to you in an appropriate manner. When using Aero41 Software to operate Aero41 Hardware, you acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the Aero41 Hardware is conducted safely and in accordance with all local laws and regulations. By using Aero41 Software, and by entering into these Terms, you represent and warrant that your use of Aero41 Software complies and will comply with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations, and that you will not use Aero41 Software except as expressly permitted under these Terms.
Flight Environment Data
Aero41 Software may include features that provide you with certain airspace and geographical data, including but not limited to the location of airports, restricted airspace, prohibited airspace, temporary flight restriction areas, power plants, stadiums and prisons, which are sometimes referred to by Aero41 as geofencing information, No Fly Zones or the Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) system (collectively, “Flight Environment Data”). Flight Environment Data is provided to you by Aero41 and its airspace information provider as a courtesy to you and for your informational purposes only – YOU MUST NOT RELY ON THE FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT DATA. You agree to consult and rely only upon official sources of aviation, agency, governmental and other aeronautical and geospatial information other than the Flight Environment Data in connection with your operation of any Aero41 Hardware. The fact that Aero41’s Flight Environment Data may not report a flight restriction in your intended operating area does not guarantee that your flight is safe or that it is legal to operate Aero41 Hardware in that location. Please note that Flight Environment Data may include information from aviation authorities, municipalities, or other publicly available sources, and any manned airspace information contained in the Flight Environment Data is typically updated at industry-standard twenty-eight (28) day intervals. If you choose not to operate your Aero41 Hardware using a device that maintains a live internet data connection, you will not receive the latest Flight Environment Data that Aero41 may be able to provide to you. You agree that you are solely responsible for the safety of your flight operation, including but not limited to obtaining any required governmental authorizations and maintaining a safe distance from manned and unmanned aircraft traffic, structures, vehicles, ground hazards, infrastructure, emergency personnel and people on the ground, and exercising reasonable judgment when evaluating whether or not it is safe to operate Aero41 Hardware at a given time or place. Aero41 is under no obligation to restrict you from flying your Aero41 Hardware in areas that pose safety or security concerns. In some instances, however, Aero41 may limit or disable the operation of the Aero41 Hardware in locations that raise safety or security concerns and these locations may change with or without notice when Aero41 determines that a location raises a safety or security concern.
Aero41 may enable you to “verify” your Aero41 account. Aero41 may grant users with verified accounts access to certain functions and features of the Service, including the ability to self-authorize or “unlock” flight operations in locations that are categorized by Aero41’s Geospatial Environment Online system as raising safety or security issues. Aero41 may verify your account by reviewing the validity of a personal credential, such as a payment card or mobile phone number. If you provide Aero41 with your mobile phone number, you expressly authorize Aero41, or their agents to transmit to you one or more text message numeric codes for the purpose of accomplishing the verification process. Your standard text messaging rates will apply. By providing Aero41 with credit card or debit card information, you expressly authorize Aero41, or their agents to contact your card issuer to confirm that the card number you provide is currently valid. By providing credential information to Aero41, you agree that Aero41 may retain credential information and provide such information, as well as your user login ID or email address, to government authorities, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies and other duly authorized parties as may be required by or permitted under applicable laws. By using a verified account to unlock or self-authorize flight operations in locations that are categorized by Aero41’s Geospatial Environment Online system as raising safety or security issues, you are authorizing Aero41 to disclose information about that decision to government authorities if Aero41 is required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, warrant or request, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies. Account verification may expire, and renewal is required at intervals determined by Aero41 and subject to change at Aero41’s sole discretion. Aero41 reserves the right to revoke account verification at its own discretion, for any or no reason.
BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE NOT TO:
use the Service for any illegal purpose or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law;
violate, or encourage others to violate, any right of a third party, including by infringing or misappropriating any third-party intellectual property right or violating any third party’s right to privacy;
interfere with security-related features of the Service, including by: (a) disabling or circumventing features that prevent or limit use or copying of any content; or (b) reverse engineering or otherwise attempting to discover the source code of any portion of the Service except to the extent that the activity is expressly permitted by applicable law;
interfere with the operation of the Service or any user’s enjoyment of the Service, including by: (a) uploading or otherwise disseminating any virus, adware, spyware, worm, or other malicious code; (b) making any unsolicited offer or advertisement to another user of the Service; (c) attempting to collect personal information about another user or third party without consent; or (d) interfering with or disrupting any network, equipment, or server connected to or used to provide the Service, or violating any regulation, policy, or procedure of any such network, equipment, or server;
perform any fraudulent activity in connection with your obtaining or using the Services, including impersonating any person or entity, claiming a false affiliation, accessing any other Aero41 account without permission, or falsifying your age or date of birth;
sell or otherwise transfer the access granted under these Terms or any Materials (as defined in Section 9) or any Flight Environment Data, or any right or ability to view, access, or use any Materials or any Flight Environment Data;
attempt to do any of the acts described in this Section or assist or permit any person in engaging in any of the acts described in this Section 5.
5. Termination of Use; Discontinuation and Modification of the Service
If you violate any provision of these Terms, your permission from us to use the Service, including Aero41 Software, will terminate automatically. In addition, Aero41 may in its sole discretion terminate your Aero41 account or suspend or terminate your access to the Service at any time for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Service or features of the Service at any time, temporarily or permanently, without notice to you. We will have no liability whatsoever on account of any change to the Service or any suspension or termination of your access to or use of the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, you understand and agree that in any termination or suspension of your account or the Service, you will not have access to any data or content recorded using the Service or otherwise contained in the Service, and we will have no responsibility to provide you access to such data or content. You may terminate your Aero41 account at any time by contacting customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that the Hardware warranties and the manuals (incl. safety guidelines) are valid as an integral part of these Terms and are made part of these Terms by this reference. Please read our Warranty Policy carefully.
8. Modification of these Terms
9. Ownership; Proprietary Rights
The Service is owned and operated by Aero41. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, data, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Service (“Materials”) provided by Aero41 are protected by intellectual property and other laws. All Materials contained in the Service are the property of Aero41 or our third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Aero41, you may not make use of the Materials. Aero41 reserves all rights to the Materials not granted expressly in these Terms.
You are responsible for your use of the Service. You will defend and indemnify Aero41 and its officers, directors, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents (together, the “Aero41 Entities”) from and against every claim, liability, damage, loss, and expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with: (a) your access to, use of, or alleged use of, the Service; (b) your violation of any portion of these Terms, any representation, warranty, or agreement referenced in these Terms, or any applicable law or regulation; (c) your violation of any third-party right, including any intellectual property right or publicity, confidentiality, other property or privacy right; or (d) any dispute or issue between you and any third party. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you (without limiting your indemnification obligations with respect to that matter), and in that case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of that claim.
11. Disclaimers; No Warranties.
IF NOT STATED OTHERWISE IN THE HARDWARE WARRANTY, THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS, FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT DATA, AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE AERO41 ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS, FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT DATA, AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING: (A) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; AND (B) ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE. THE AERO41 ENTITIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY MATERIALS, FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT DATA, OR CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THOSE ISSUES WILL BE CORRECTED. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS, FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT DATA, OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING ANY OF THE AERO41 ENTITIES OR THE SERVICE THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE AND ANY MATERIALS, FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT DATA, OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OR WINGTRA HARDWARE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE) OR THIRD PARTY PROPERTY, OR THE LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
12. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE AERO41 ENTITIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR ANY OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS, FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT DATA, OR CONTENT ON THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ANY AERO41 ENTITY HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
13. Governing Law
These Terms are governed by the laws of Switzerland without regard to conflict of law principles. If a lawsuit or court proceeding is permitted under these Terms, then you and Aero41 agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the purpose of litigating any dispute.
15. Contact Information
The Service is offered by Aero41 Ltd., with offices in Lausanne and Aigle, Switzerland. You may contact us by emailing us at email@example.com.