By using the CarOS Service, you signify your assent to
all of which are an integral part of these Terms.
If you do not agree to these Terms or any of its parts, then you are prohibited and must refrain from using the Service.
The following key points of the Terms are highlighted here for your convenience only. These key points are not made in lieu of the full Terms and their presence in this section does not mean that they are intended to supersede or override any other terms or conditions provided by CarOS.
Road information prevails . The information provided by the Service is not intended to replace the information provided on the road, such as travel direction, time based restrictions, lane restrictions, road blockades, traffic signs, traffic lights, police instructions, etc.
Cautious driving . Always drive vigilantly according to road conditions and in accordance with traffic laws. It is strictly forbidden to send traffic updates (such as updates on road accidents and traffic congestion), or to non-verbally interact with the Service or use the Service in a non-verbal manner for any purpose other than navigation while driving. Traffic updates or non-verbal reports you want to submit to the Service may only be sent after you have stopped your vehicle in an appropriate location permitted by law. Alternatively, such updates may be sent by a passenger other than the driver, provided it does not interfere with the due course of driving and does not distract the driver's attention to the road.
Non-continuous updates . The information provided by the Service originates from other users of the Service. Such information is intrinsically fluctuant and may be inaccurate, incomplete or outdated. CarOS does not provide any warranties to such information's credibility or reliability.
The Internet connection required to use the Service, and any associated charges (e.g. mobile data expenses) incurred by your use of the Service are your exclusive responsibility and made solely at your expense . Transmitting and receiving real-time updates to and from the Service, requires an online (e.g. Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G) connection between your cellular device and the Internet. The expenses of such connection are as prescribed by the agreement between you and your communication service provider (such as your cellular company), and according to its applicable terms of payment.
Free Software . The Service utilizes Software for map displays, updates and road information. With respect to some cellular telephone devices running the Software, the Software is a free-software. In such cases you may redistribute the Software or modify it in accordance with the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, whether it is version 2.0 of the license or any later version of your choice. For further information, see the GNU General Public License. The Service, its database, CarOS's trademarks, the design of the maps of the Service and the voice files integrated in the Software ñ all are not free-software.
Your age . The Service is intended for use by users who are of the legal age required to hold a driving license. In any case, accounts of users under the age of 13 years will be cancelled and deleted by CarOS, upon receiving notice.
WHAT IS THE SERVICE
The service allows car drivers to access their phone functionnalities like a head-car-unit can provide. In this way, CarOS provide multiple functionnalites throughout a quick and easy to use User Interface while driving and using phone capacities like Siri to execute in app commands or text writing. It allows drivers to use multiple in-apps like Spotify, Phone Calls, Messages, Podcasts, Musics. The Service is provided mainly through the Software.
CarOS Service. CarOS hereby grants you a subscription service to access the Service with, exclusive, time-limited, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, revocable license to use the Service (including the Software) for non-commercial purposes, subject to these Terms.
USING THE SERVICE
You may use the Service solely for private and personal purposes. You may not use the Service commercially. For example, you may not: (i) offer to third parties a service of your own that uses the Service; (ii) resell the Service; (iii) offer to rent or lease the Service; or (iv) offer the Service to the public via communication or integrate it within a service of your own, without the prior written consent of CarOS. For clarity, the examples listed are made for illustrative purposes only; they do not constitute an exhaustive list of restricted activities involving the Service.
You may not copy, print, save or otherwise use data from the Site or the Service's database. This clause does not limit the use of the database as intended by the Software and for the purposes of private and personal use of the Service.
When using the Service or the Site you may not engage in scraping, data mining, harvesting, screen scraping, data aggregating, and indexing. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or the Serviceís database for any purpose without the express prior written permission of CarOS.
The Software may not be used in any way that is not expressly permitted by these Terms.
There are certain types of conduct that are strictly prohibited on the Service. Please read the following restrictions carefully. Your failure to comply with the provisions set forth below may result (at CarOS's sole discretion) in the termination of your access to the Service and may also expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.
You may not, whether yourself or through any other means or person : (i) copy, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Content included in the Service and/or Site, or in any way or publicly display, perform, or distribute them; (ii) make any use of the Content on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose, or replicate or copy the Content without CarOSís prior written consent; (iii) create a browser or border environment around the Content (e.g. no frames or inline linking); (iv) interfere with or violate any third party or other user's right to privacy or other rights, including copyrights and any other intellectual property rights of others, or harvest or collect personal information about visitors or users of the Service and/or Site without their express consent, including using any robot, spider, site search or retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, or data-mine; (v) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including othersí copyrights, and other intellectual property rights; (vi) transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Service and/or Site any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, time bomb, web bug, spyware, or any other computer code, file, or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or any other actually or potentially harmful, disruptive, or invasive code or component; (vii) interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Service and/or Site, or the servers or networks that host the Service and/or Site or make the Service and/or Site available, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such servers or networks; (viii) sell, license, or exploit for any commercial purposes any use of or access to the Content and/or the Service and/or Site; (ix) frame or mirror any part of the Service and/or Site without CarOSís prior express written authorization; (x) create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content from the Service and/or Site; (xi) forward any data generated from the Service and/or Site without the prior written consent of CarOS; (xii) transfer or assign your Service accounts' password, even temporarily, to a third party; (xiii) use the Service and/or Site for any illegal, immoral or unauthorized purpose; (xiv) use the Site, the Service, or the Content for non-personal or commercial purposes without CarOSís express prior written consent; or (xv) infringe or violate any of these Terms.
TERMINATION OF USE OF THE SERVICE
You may terminate your use of the Service at any time and for whatever reason. You are not obligated to advise CarOS of such termination but you should be aware that after the trial period and after subscribing to the service, you'll not be refunded for the duration of your subscription. However, if you would also like for CarOS to delete your CarOS account and your personal information contained in the account, please use the ìDelete Accountî function in the Application. On receiving such a request, CarOS will use reasonable efforts to delete such information, however please note that your information may be retained on our back-up systems for some time.
CarOS retains the right to block your access to the Service and discontinue your use of the Service, at any time and for any reason CarOS deems appropriate, at its sole and absolute discretion.
ALWAYS DRIVE VIGILANTLY ACCORDING TO ROAD CONDITIONS AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH TRAFFIC LAWS. IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO SEND ANY CONTENT WHILE DRIVING. YOUR CONTENT SUBMISSIONS MAY ONLY BE SENT AFTER YOU HAVE STOPPED YOUR VEHICLE IN AN APPROPRIATE LOCATION PERMITTED BY LAW. ALTERNATIVELY, CONTENT MAY BE SENT BY A PASSENGER OTHER THAN THE DRIVER, PROVIDED IT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE DUE COURSE OF DRIVING AND DOES NOT DISTRACT THE DRIVER.
All intellectual property rights in and to the Site, the Service and its database, including copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs, patents and trade secrets ñ are either the exclusive property of CarOS or its affiliates or are exclusively licensed to CarOS. The Service is protected, among others, by the French Copyright Law, as well as by applicable copyright provisions prescribed by any other law, in France and elsewhere.
"CarOS", the CarOS logo, and other trade and/or service marks are the property of CarOS or its affiliates and you may not use such logos or marks for any purpose that is not expressly authorized in these Terms without the prior written consent of CarOS.
The design, trade dress, and the ëlook and feelí of the icon-board of the Service are protected works under applicable copyright laws and CarOS and its affiliates retain all intellectual property rights in them. The Software license granted to you in these Terms does not extend to or include a license to use the icon-board, smart-bar and other specific designs of the Service displayed on the Software or any mark, indicator, logo or notation embedded in the maps that are displayed on the Software. You may not copy or print more than one copy of any data or material appearing on the Site.
CarOS may protect the Service by technological means intended to prevent unauthorized use of the Service. You undertake not to circumvent these means. Without derogating from CarOS's rights under these Terms or under any applicable law, you are advised that any attempted or actual infringement of this provision will result in the termination of all your rights under these Terms. If you circumvent any of the means taken by CarOS to protect the Service from unauthorized use, you must immediately cease any and all use of the Service, and you undertake to do so.
If you use the Service on an Apple device, then you agree and acknowledge that:
Apple, Inc. bears no duties or obligations to you under the Terms, including, but not limited to, any obligation to furnish you with Service maintenance and support;
You will have no claims, and you waive any and all rights and causes of action against Apple with respect to the Service or the Terms, including, but not limited to claims related to maintenance and support, intellectual property infringement, liability, consumer protection, or regulatory or legal conformance;
Apple and Appleís subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of the Terms. Upon your acceptance of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a ìterrorist supportingî country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY
CAROS PROVIDES THE SERVICE AND CONTENT INCLUDED THEREIN FOR USE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THEY CANNOT BE CUSTOMIZED TO FULFILL THE NEEDS OF EACH AND EVERY USER. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FEATURES, QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, COMPATIBILITY, PERFORMANCE, SECURITY OR ACCURACY.
Additionally and without derogating from the above clause, CarOS disclaims any warranties relating to the accuracy of the maps, Content, road conditions, driving directions, or navigation routes presented or displayed in or by the Service. For instance, traffic may be congested in roads depicted by the Service as uncongested; existing roads may be missing from the map; users may submit faulty or inaccurate Content or reports. Such errors and omissions are inherent to any community-based service that operates on users' posts and on the information provided by them.
You agree and acknowledge that you assume full, exclusive and sole responsibility for the use of and reliance on the Service, and you further agree and acknowledge that your use of or reliance on the Service is made entirely at your own risk. You further acknowledge that it is your responsibility to comply with all applicable laws (including traffic laws) while using the Service.
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE ROAD. IN THE EVENT THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE ROAD (TRAFFIC LIGHTS, TRAFFIC SIGNS, POLICE PERSON, ETC.) INSTRUCTS DIFFERENTLY THAN THE SERVICE, YOU MUST NOT RELY ON THE SERVICE.
CarOS exerts efforts to provide you with a high quality and satisfactory service. However, We do not warrant that the Service will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner, or that it will always be available or free from all harmful components, or that it is safe, secured from unauthorized access to CarOS's computers, immune from damages, free of malfunctions, bugs or failures, including, but not limited to hardware failures, Software failures and Software communication failures, originating either in CarOS or any of its providers.
CAROS, INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, SUB-CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, AND LOSS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT AND LOSS OF DATA), COSTS, EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS, EITHER IN TORT, CONTRACTUAL, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY, ARISING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY FAILURE, ERROR, OR BREAKDOWN IN THE FUNCTION OF THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY FAULT, OR ERROR MADE BY OUR STAFF OR ANYONE ACTING ON ITS BEHALF, OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTENT ORIGINATING FROM THIRD PARTIES, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATION WITH THE SERVICE, OR WITH OTHER USERS ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY DENIAL OR CANCELLATION OF YOUR USER ACCOUNT, OR FROM RETENTION, DELETION, DISCLOSURE AND ANY OTHER USE OR LOSS OF YOUR CONTENT ON THE SERVICE. IN ANY EVENT, YOUR SOLE REMEDY WILL BE LIMITED TO CORRECTING SUCH ERRORS, OR MALFUNCTIONS, AND IN LIGHT OF THE RELEVANT CIRCUMSTANCES.
LINKS AND COMMERCIAL INFORMATION IN THE SOFTWARE
The Service may include commercial information or advertisements (for example, pins indicating the locations of certain establishments, their commercial offers, coupons, etc. (ìAdsî). The Ads may pop up or be displayed on the Service maps from time to time. CarOS may post Ads on the Service but more often than not, the source of such Ads is third parties, and as such, CarOS cannot and does not guarantee the reliability or accuracy of third party Ads. CarOS does not endorse the content of third party Ads. Additionally and without derogating from the previous sentence, CarOS will not be liable for any form of liability arising from your reliance on, or in connection with, the use of the content of Ads posted on the Service.
It is underscored that the advertising of commercial content by CarOS does not constitute a recommendation or encouragement to procure the goods or services advertised.
Insofar as the Software includes links to services or applications not operated or managed by CarOS, CarOS will not be liable for any form of liability arising from your reliance on, or in connection with, the content of such services and applications or any information provided by them, including but not limited to its completeness, accuracy, correctness or it being up-to-date. CarOS will not be liable for any direct or indirect damage, monetary or otherwise, arising from your use of or your reliance on the content of goods or services you have accessed via Ads, apps or other links on the Software.
YOU MUST NOT ATTEMPT TO VIEW OR CLICK ON ANY ADS OR THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE. YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DRIVING RESPONSIBLY, AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT THAT YOU VIOLATE THE FOREOING PROVISION, THE THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, AND LOSS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT AND LOSS OF DATA), COSTS, EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS, EITHER IN TORT, CONTRACTUAL, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY, ARISING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISPLAY OF THE ADS OR APPLICATIONS ON THE SERVICE OR YOUR VIEWING OF THE ADS OR APPLICATIONS ON THE SERVICE.
BREACH AND INDEMNITY
Without derogating from any applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless CarOS and its employees, officers, directors and agents, as well as all third party advertisers of Ads and third party applications employees, officers, directors and agents, from and against all claims, damages, expenses, losses and liabilities that arise as a result of your violation of these Terms.
MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND SOFTWARE
CarOS may, either partially or in its entirety and without being obligated to provide prior notice ñ modify, adapt or change the Software, the Service's features, the user interface and design, the extent and availability of the contents in the Service and any other aspect related to the Service. You will have no claim, complaint or demand against CarOS for applying such changes or for failures incidental to such changes.
TERMINATION OF SERVICE
CarOS may, at any time, terminate the provision of the Service in its entirety or any part thereof, temporarily or permanently, at its sole discretion.
MODIFICATIONS OF THESE TERMS
CarOS may modify these Terms from time to time. If fundamental changes are introduced, a notice will be posted in the updated version of the Software as well as on the Service's home page on the Site. Your continued use of the Service after the Terms have been modified signifies your assent to the updated Terms. If you dissent to the updated Terms or to any term within them, you must discontinue all further use of the Software.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
These Terms, the Software and the Service will be governed solely by the laws of the State of France, without giving effect to any conflicts of law principles. Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of, connected with or relating to these Terms, the Software and the Service, will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court in France.
Should you desire to file any cause of action against CarOS, arising out of or related to the CarOS Software or Service, you must do so within one (1) year of the day you become aware of the cause of action. Failure to file a lawsuit within the aforementioned timeframe will bring about the permanent barring of the cause of action, and will constitute your complete and final waiving of the lawsuit.
ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS
You may not assign or transfer your rights in and to the Service, without the prior written consent of CarOS. CarOS may assign its rights in and to the Service to a third party at its sole and absolute discretion, provided that the third party undertakes CarOS's obligations to you under these Terms.
NO LEGAL RELATIONSHIP
You may contact us concerning any question about the Service, through the channels listed on the "About" menu in the Software or through the "Contact Us" page on the Site (web address: www.carosapp.com/support). We will make our best efforts to address your inquiry promptly.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
Provide us with feedback on our products or services
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To quickly process your transactions.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use 'cookies'?
- Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.It won't affect the user's experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
- By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
Within 3 business days after the company is aware of the data breach.
We will notify the users via in-site notification
Within 3 business days after the company is aware of the data breach.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Last Edited on 2017-09-20