Terms and Conditions of use for Minube
Welcome to Minube. The parties bound by these conditions are PRS MARKETING SERVICE, CIF B 83737064, registered at Camino de la Zarzuela 19 1ª planta - Letra C. 28023, Aravaca - Madrid, Spain, inscribed in the Registro Mercantil de Madrid, in tome 19,300, book 0, folder 156, sheet M-338138, inscription 1, and continuing, MINUBE, and the user who wholly complies with the terms and conditions put forward in this document, in agreement with the third clause of the present document.
With the object of safeguarding your rights and security, please read attentively the following terms of service for Minube:
1. 1.) What do we offer?
Minube offers its users, at no cost, the ability to search associated companies offering national and international flights, hotels, and automobile rentals.
At the same time, Minube is a social network composed of registered users who constitute an active community which shares experiences related to travel and tourism.
2. Who can use Minube?
All persons older than 14 years of age and who have completed the necessary registration form and accepted the present terms and conditions can become users of Minube.
The registration form can be found at http://www.minube.co.uk/sign-up and contains four information fields which are mandatory for registration. The e-mail address provided should be current and active. The user will be able to choose his/her profile preferences as well as his/her username and password which will permit entry into Minube. To complete the registration process, the user must accept the present terms and conditions of service by clicking the appropriate box on the registration form.
Users may have only one user account.
3.1 Data Accuracy
The user represents and warrants the accuracy and truthfulness of all personal data provided to Minube and maintains responsibility for keeping that data up-to-date at all times.
3.2 Personal Accounts
Once registered, the user will have access to his/her personal account. Through this personal account, the user will have access all the services which Minube provides to its community.
The user accepts that Minube is a social network and that his/her username and password must be kept confidential. For the user’s security, this information must not be given to third parties. The user is therefore the only custodian of his/her username and password.
The use of a personal account and password are understood to be undertaken by the user to which the account pertains. As such, the user should notify firstname.lastname@example.org if he/she detects any anomaly regarding the use of his/her account data in order to modify or cancel his/her registration.
3.3 Profile Creation
3.3.1 Profile Content:
The content of the profile of each user must be appropriate for and conforming to the theme of the website. Minube will eliminate profiles that contain the following:
- Sexually suggestive language
- Sexually suggestive images
- Abusive, aggressive, violent, or defamatory content
- Obscene or offensive language
3.3.2. Incorporation of images and profile photos:
Minube users upload images to their profiles with the knowledge that they will be used to identify the user. To be accepted by Minube, profile images must comply with the rules which establish their correct use. Therefore, personal photographs which focus predominately on the face will be considered valid, while those in which multiple persons appear will be considered invalid. All profile images and must respect Minube’s minimum quality requirements and be of sufficient quality to clearly identify the user. All content which is considered offensive, erotic, sexual, or in bad taste is not permitted and will be subject to elimination by Minube. Minube cannot verify that published images depict the user the image is intended to represent. As such, Minube is exonerated from all responsibility resulting from the infringement of a.) the personal image rights of person depicted, or b.) the intellectual property of the creators and/or rights-holders of the image.
Minube reserves the right to eliminate, without prior notice, the accounts of registered users who do not respect the required standards of quality and accuracy.
Given that Minube is an intermediary Internet service provider, it is impossible for Minube to control all published content uploaded to or published on Minube, and Minube does not assume responsibility for this content. Any user who provides information or engages in activity which violates applicable laws assumes exclusive responsibility for the consequences of his/her actions and recognises that Minube is exempt from any responsibility. Nevertheless, Minube periodically performs content checks to assure that content is in compliance with internal company policies and to maintain minimum quality standards. With everyone’s help, we can make Minube a better site; if you find any inappropriate content such as images, video, or other forms of content which do not comply with the stated conditions, please contact Minube at email@example.com. Users which violate any of the above conditions will be removed from the website.
3.4 Account Expiration
Once a user has registered with Minube, his/her account should remain active. In cases of inactivity, an account can be eliminated after a period of 5 years since the account was last active
4. Services offered by Minube
4.1 Flight, hotel, and rental car searches
Minube lets users search for flights, hotels, and rental cars among the best companies in the industry. Once the user has completed a simple form with their date and time preferences, Minube will search for the best offers which allow users to plan their trips and stays in a simple, budget-friendly manner.
4.2 Community of Travellers
Once registered with Minube, users become members of Minube’s online community. Membership allows access to the following:
- Discover destinations throughout the world based on the recommendations of other users.
- Share your experiences: tell others about your favourite places to stay, eat, have fun, relax, and get inspired and then save and share them.
- Explore the travels of your contacts, and save their favourite places.
- Comment on photos and videos
5. Intellectual Property and User Guarantee.
The intellectual property rights of the content that users upload to PRS Marketing Services, in the form of images, videos, texts, or others, always pertain to the creators or rights-holders of that content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and through the present clause, users grant PRS Marketing Services (Minube, and other websites run by the company) a non-exclusive, worldwide licence for the maximum time allowed by intellectual property legislation to the rights of exploitation that apply to the content; in particular, the rights to reproduction, public dissemination, online publication, transformation (especially to translate of texts into other languages), distribution, and images, videos, or any other content that is subject to protection under applicable intellectual property legislation, with the sole object being to display and transmit this content on Minube or any other website pertaining to PRS Marketing Services. Users authorise Minube to modify text and other content with the object of meeting the technical specifications and requisites of the website.
Minube offers its users the possibility to share and publish their uploaded content on Facebook, on Minube’s country-specific pages like monnuage.fr, and on other social networks (like YouTube, where users can post their videos to obtain greater visibility and help other travellers), and users will be duly notified upon publication. At the same time, content which users upload to Minube can be used to create interactive travel guides which can be printed (on paper) using Bubok and used to help other travellers plan their trips.
This transfer of rights also applies to the image rights described in the following clause. If the user does not accept the transfer of content to other social networks, the user can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “opposition to third-party transfer” and the user’s account will be removed from Minube.
5.1 Remunerated content. Transfer of intellectual property rights.
In the case that a user uploads content to any Minube program for which the user could eventually be remunerated by Minube, and that content is subject to protection by applicable intellectual property legislation, the user transfers to PRS Marketing Service all rights to exploitation pertaining to the uploaded content; in particular, the rights to reproduction, distribution, public dissemination, and transformation, with the object being the integration of that content into Minube’s permanent content. This transfer of rights is non-exclusive, in territories worldwide, and for the maximum term allowed by applicable legislation. In the event that the user uploads content or personal images from third-parties, the user warrants that he/she has the corresponding authorization and assumes full responsibility for any resulting legal claims. The previously-mentioned transfer of rights is independent of whether the user receives remuneration or not. The elimination of the user’s account does not affect the terms of the transfer of rights in any way and, in the case that the user eliminates his/her account, the content provided by the user will not be removed from the website.
6. Transfer of Image Rights
The personal image rights contained in images and videos that the user uploads to Minube are expressly transferred non-exclusively to Minube, with the sole object of displaying said images on the website, always within the thematic context of the website and in agreement with the content and objectives of Minube, or to publcise or promote the site itself. Furthermore, if the user has accepted to transfer his/her content to other social networks, by virtue of this clause, he/she also transfers all personal image rights with the object that the content be displayed on other social networks.
7. Other obligations
Notwithstanding the obligations contained in the previous clauses, the users also accept to not use any machine, algorithm, or any other automated function to gain access to pages or create content which alters that of Minube.
The contests organised by Minube are regulated by the rules and conditions set forth for each individual contest.
9. Limitation of Responsibility
Minube is exempt from any responsibility in the following cases:
- ncorrect use of usernames and/or passwords
- Technical failure, arising from incidental causes or other causes, which affects the normal operation of the service
- Unavailability of the website, for maintenance reasons or any others, which affects the normal operation of the service
- The intrusion of third parties into the service. Given the advances in technology, it is possible for third parties to enter the site and cause disturbances. Notwithstanding, Minube takes all technical steps to reduce these types of risks. The user is informed that these unlikely intrusions can cause problems and that Minube will not be responsible for resolving these problems.
- For inaccuracy of the presented information arising from changes or modifications made by airlines, hotels, or car rental agencies. Be informed that Minube offers an intermediary service between the user and the associated companies and any changes these companies make with respect to availability, price, or schedules are the exclusive responsibility of those companies.
- For any legal claims made by third parties relating to intellectual property rights, trademarks, or patents, in relation to any form of content uploaded by a Minube user. These types of legal claims will be the sole responsibility of the user, who will be held liable for any damages or legal costs that may arise from them.
- For any conflict between users resulting from defamation, bullying, insults, injuries, or any other causes which create conflict between them.
- For all opinions, comments, and/or recommendations originating from the users of Minube. Minube does not guarantee the accuracy or quality of this content, and the opinions of the users do not necessarily represent those of Minube.
- For the incidental elimination of part or all of the material present on the website which may be impossible or costly to recover. Given that this process is extremely difficult to carry out, users are recommended to save back-up copies of their content.
10. Rights reserved
Minube reserves the right to deny service to or cancel the registration of any user who does not comply with the present conditions. This includes the right to delete content without prior warning if the content is in violation of the conditions expressed in this document.
Minube also reserves all actions bestowed by the above-mentioned rights in regards to any infraction that the users might commit. Furthermore, all legal actions available under applicable law can and will be taken to recover damages and claims. All costs which arise from claims against a user and which are suffered by Minube will be duly reclaimed.
The terms and conditions can be modified. In the case of this event, Minube will notify its users through a notification posted on the website.
11. Validity of the present conditions
The present conditions are the only ones that regulate the relationship between the user and Minube, and they automatically replace any previously-made verbal or written agreement by the parties involved.
The clauses are applicable as long as they are in effect; if one or more of these clauses is rendered null and void, the rest of the clauses will continue to be applicable.
12. End of Service
Users can de-activate their accounts by mailing email@example.com, with the header: “deactivate minube account.”
To opt-out of commercial communications, click the “opt-out” option in the respective message of mail firstname.lastname@example.org, with the header: “end commercial mail”
This page is managed by PRS MARKETING SERVICES, CIF B 83737064, registered at C/ Torrelodones, nave 8, Pol. Ind. Ventorro de Cano, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain 28925., in Madrid, in tome 19,300, book 0, folder 156, sheet M-338138, inscription 1.
The object of Minube is to present an intermediary service between users and associated companies related to the airline, hotel, and rental car industries in order to conduct searches, in agreement with the preferences of the user, of low-cost flights, hotels, and rental cars.
The entry in and navigation of Minube and/or the use of the services offered by this website imply that the user accepts all present clauses in the moment the aforementioned actions take place.
Minube, with the goal of improving service and benefitting the user, reserves the right to modify, unilaterally and without prior warning, the website or any substantial aspect thereof, the operational and technical conditions, or the conditions of use. Users, with the object of improving the website and establishing an optimal level of quality, can also suggest modifications which they deem useful by contacting those responsible for the website at email@example.com.
The users of the website agree to follow any instructions from Minube transmitted through the website itself or from authorised Minube personnel.
For any additional information or doubts, complaints, or suggestions, users can contact those responsible for the website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information contained in Minube, including graphic design and code, is protected by authorship rights and all other right provided in the current copyright legislation. These rights pertain exclusively to Minube or it licensors. Accordingly, any unauthorised act of reproduction, distribution, transformation or public dissemination, as well as any form of transference of rights, of any content of this website and, in general, any content protected by applicable intellectual property laws, is expressly prohibited.
All content available on the Website or through the Services, including designs, text, graphics, images, videos, information, applications, software, music, sound files and other files, as well as the website’s selection and display (hereafter referred to as the “Content”) is the exclusive property of Minube or its licensors, with all rights reserved. No part of the Content of the Website can be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, extracted, shown, published, transmitted or sold in any way through any medium, in part or as a whole, without prior written consent from Minube. Provided that the user meets all requirements and that their use of the website is legitimate according to the present conditions, Minube extends a limited licence to use and access the website and the website’s content and to download, legitimately and for personal, non-commercial use only, the website’s content provided that all intellectual property notifications and warnings remain intact. With the exception of the own Content of User, no content of the website can be loaded or republished on any site of the Internet, Intranet, or Extranet, nor can the information be integrated into databases or compilations. Any other use of the Content of the Website is strictly prohibited.
13.2 Industrial property
Any unauthorised use of any element of Minube protected by current industrial property legislation is expressly prohibited. Specifically, no brands, commercial names, banners, denominations, logotypes, slogans, or any other distinctive sign pertaining to Minube can be used.
13.3 Links to third-party Websites
The links presented on the present Website, referring to advertising or any other type of content, and whose ownership or responsibility is of a third party unrelated to Minube, are not the responsibility of Minube, which is in no way obligated to control nor approve the services, contents, data, files, products, or any other class of material that exists on the page or pages of third parties. Accordingly, Minube does not assume responsibility, under any circumstance, for the legality of the content presented through the link of said third-party website(s), which is the sole responsibility of the third party, especially in regards to the law, good conduct, and public order. The existence of links does not presuppose a relationship of any kind between Minube and the owner(s) of the linked website.
13.4 Advertising and publicity on this Website
The content, offers, and promotions of third parties shown on this website are the exclusive responsibility of those parties.
Be informed that the data uploaded to Minube will be transferred to a data catalogue belonging to PRS Marketing Services, CIF B 83737064, registered on C/ Torrelodones, nave 8, Pol. Ind. Ventorro de Cano, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain, 28925, inscribed in the Commercial Registry of Madrid, in tome 19,300, book 0, folder 156, sheet M-338138, inscription 1.
Your data will be used with the object of registering your account with Minube. In addition, your data will be used to electronically transfer personalised information, which may be to your interest, about products and services related to the world of travel, holidays, and tourism, as well as to solicit your participation in customer-satisfaction surveys. The user, upon consenting to share his/her content with Facebook, other social networks, or the country-specific pages of Minube, as recognised in clause 5, authorises his/her data to be transferred to third-parties, with the object of using only that data which is inseparably related to the content being transferred. You can exercise your rights to access, rectification, cancellation, or opposition by contacting email@example.com, or by sending a signed letter addressed to PRS MARKETING SERVICES C/ Torrelodones, nave 8, Pol. Ind. Ventorro del Cano, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain, 28925, telephone number (+34)914855578.
15. Applicable jurisdiction
Conflicts arising from the application of the present conditions are regulated by the laws of Spain and will be resolved in the courts of the City of Madrid.
16. Audience measurement
This Website uses the audience measurement tools of Google Analytics, which Minube uses to analyse the behaviour and profile of anonymous visitors, with the goal of improving how the website functions. This measurement uses third-party cookies. For more information: http://www.google.com/analytics/es-ES/.
18. Mobile applications
The mobile applications make use of localization capabilities for reference only. In no event will this information be saved.
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