Terms & Conditions
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site
1. These Terms
1.1 These terms and conditions of use (the "Terms") explain the rules for using our website https://planefinder.net/ (the “Site”).
1.2 By using the Site, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you do not have the right to and you must not use the Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms, and that they comply with them.
1.3 These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Site:
1.4 We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms for future reference.
2. Who we are
2.1 The Site is operated by Pinkfroot Ltd ("we/us"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 06978849 and have our registered office at Stag Gates House, 63-64 The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XS.
2.2 To contact us, please use the ‘Contact Us’ form at the following link https://planefinder.net/about/contact/.
3. How you may use material on the site
3.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site, and in all material, data and information published on it (“Content”). Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
3.2 You must not modify, adapt, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise interfere with any part of the Site or the Content unless given approval by us and except as permitted by law.
3.3 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Site for your personal use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off, stored, saved, copied or downloaded, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
3.4 Our status as the owner of the Content on the Site must always be acknowledged in any further use made of the Content.
3.5 You must not:
3.5.1 use any part of the Content on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us; and/or
3.5.2 access all or any part of the Site in order to build a product or service which competes with the Site.
3.6 If you print off, modify, copy or download any part of the Site in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, on our demand, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made in whatever form.
4. Information provided on the site
The Content on the Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the Content on the Site is accurate, complete, up to date or fit for purpose.
5. User-generated content
This Site may include shared information, data and materials uploaded by other users of the Site (“Third Party Content”). This Third Party Content has not been verified or approved by us and we make no warranty or assurance that it is complete, accurate, up to date, relevant or fit for purpose.
6. Registered users
6.1 If you become a registered user of the Site, you will be asked to provide your name, e-mail address and password. By submitting your personal information to us you are confirming that all details provided are up to date and accurate at that time. Should your personal information change at any time, you should promptly update your account information by logging in on the Site and updating your account details.
6.2 You should keep the password you use to log in to your account confidential and take reasonable steps to ensure that nobody other than you accesses the Site using your account.
6.4 Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries and handles returns.
7. Your promise to us
7.1 We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that the Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for properly screening and protecting your own information technology and the computer programs through which you access the Site and you should use your own virus protection software and adopt all reasonable security and protection measures to ensure its safe operation.
7.2 You shall not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site.
7.3 All contributions made to the Site must:
7.3.1 be accurate (where they state facts);
7.3.2 comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted;
7.3.3 not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
7.3.4 not be likely to deceive any person;
7.3.5 not be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or
7.3.6 not promote any illegal activity.
7.4 Any content you upload to the Site (“User Content”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By uploading User Content to the Site, you grant us a royalty-free and perpetual licence to use, develop and modify the User Content for any purpose and to maintain a reasonable number of back-up copies of it.
7.5 We reserve the right to remove any posting you make to the Site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the standards listed in clause 7.3.
8. Linked websites
Where the Site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of these websites or resources and such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
9. Rules about linking to the site
9.1 You may link to our home page on your own website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it and that the website in which you are linking to the Site complies in all respects with these Terms.
9.2 You must not establish any link to the Site in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
9.3 You must not establish any link to the Site in any website that is not owned by you.
9.4 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice, penalty or consequence.
10. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
10.1 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
If you are a business user
10.2 We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to the Site or any Content on it.
10.3 We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
10.3.1 use of, or inability to use, the Site; or
10.3.2 use of or reliance on any Content displayed on the Site.
10.4 In particular, we will not be liable for:
10.4.1 loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
10.4.2 business interruption;
10.4.3 loss of anticipated savings or any form of economic loss;
10.4.4 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
10.4.5 any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user
10.5 Please note that we only provide the Site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Site for any commercial or business purposes, and to the fullest extent of the law we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, interruption to business or systems, any economic loss or loss of business opportunity or any other loss or liability which may be suffered or incurred to you whether direct, consequential, indirect or special.
11. Data Sharers and Receiver Hosters
If you wish to voluntarily contribute to the network of receiving stations and send us data that you have collected via an ADS-B receiver, you may do so. Information on how to do this can be found here: https://planefinder.net/sharing/
By sending us data you confirm that the data is supplied in real-time, and without amendment, configuration or other adjustment. You acknowledge that we do not pay for this information, and that you are free to stop contributing this data at any time. Where you send us data you have collected, you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable licence with the right to publish, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate and distribute the data alone or in conjunction with other data and incorporate it into any other form.
If you do not have the equipment necessary to record the broadcast data, we may agree to supply you with an ADS-B receiver subject to the following terms and conditions: As a receiver hoster you agree that any Plane Finder supplied hardware and software will not be modified or reverse engineered and that the data will not be shared with other ADS-B networks without prior written approval.
The safe operation and installation of the equipment is entirely your responsibility. You will therefore seek advice or services from suitably qualified contractors if, or when, required.
You agree to install the installation promptly once delivered, to keep the system online and to promptly respond to automated and/or manual problem notifications. As a hoster of Plane Finder supplied receiver hardware you confirm that the data is supplied to us in real-time, and without amendment, configuration or other adjustment. You acknowledge that we do not pay for this information, or any cost associated with the installation and operation of the receiver equipment. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable licence with the right to publish, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate and distribute the data alone or in conjunction with other data and incorporate it into any other form. You are free to stop hosting the equipment at any time and if so agree to return the equipment to us, at our expense, within one month of cessation of data delivery.
To apply for a free receiver please see here: https://planefinder.net/sharing/free_adsb_receiver
12.1 We may amend these Terms from time to time. When using the Site, please check these Terms to ensure you understand what terms apply at that time.
12.2 We may update and change the Site from time to time to reflect changes to our users’ needs and our business priorities.
13. Suspension and withdrawl
13.1 Our Site is made available free of charge.
13.2 We do not guarantee that the Site, or any Content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
14. Governing law and jurisdiction
Please note that these Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
15. Our trade marks
You are not permitted to use any of our trade marks or other branding on the Site without our express prior written consent, unless they are part of material you are using as permitted under clause 3 and clause 9. This does not eliminate your obligation to properly attribute to us any Content used by you.