Qustodio Family Terms of Service
1. Introduction and Acceptance
Please read carefully these terms and conditions (hereinafter, “Terms of Service”) applicable to the use of Qustodio Family platform (hereinafter, “Qustodio Platform”) and Qustodio End-Point software (hereinafter, “Qustodio Software”) and Qustodio Family services (collectively, the “Qustodio Services”) provided by Qustodio Technologies, S.L. (hereinafter “Qustodio”,”We” or “Us”) with CIF B-65825523 and domicile at Roger de Flor 193, 08013, Barcelona, Spain, registered in the Companies Registry of Barcelona, volume 38188 Sheet B322132 page 78.
If you as a subscriber to Qustodio Services and licensee of Qustodio Software (hereinafter “You” upon acceptance of the Terms of Service) do not agree to the Terms of Service, you must not install Qustodio Software or use Qustodio Services.
2. Qustodio Family services
Through Qustodio Services, we provide services for the monitoring and control the use of your or your family’s computer devices (“Monitored Devices”) with a parental control panel which allows you to configure the level and scope of the monitoring and filtering of the Monitored Devices with your account (“Qustodio Account”), providing you with safe navigation and browsing.
The purpose is to allow you to control the use of these Monitoring Devices by children (“Users”) so that both you and Users can benefit from this technology, helping Users to manage behavioural difficulties in accessing and using the Internet on their own.
b. Use of Qustodio Services
Use. You agree to use Qustodio Services in accordance with these Terms of Service and applicable laws, in particular, those related to privacy, image rights, honour and reputation, telecommunications secrecy, personal data protection, labour relations, non-discrimination and disclosure of secrets, and any other regulations governing children’s rights. You will not use Qustodio Services in any way that may deteriorate them, or to provide services to third parties.
Legal Compliance: in order to use the Qustodio Service, 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 “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) You are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
Restrictions on Use. You warrant compliance with the following provisions and if you fail to do so, you will not use Qustodio Services when you are unable to ensure proper compliance with any of them:
- a) Qustodio Services may only be used for the purpose of controlling the Monitored Devices owned by You or Users or legally under Your control, and when the applicable legal rules allow them to perform such control without infringing Users’ rights or other binding rules.
- b) You will only use Qustodio Services for your own use and in a domestic environment.
- c) Qustodio Services should only be used once you have been informed and obtained, except in the case the mandatory rules of the country concerned exempt it, the User’s consent in accordance with the applicable regulations, i.e. obtaining informed consent from Users over 14 years old.
In any case, You will be responsible for ensuring the legitimate use of Qustodio Services.
Registration. In order to use Qustodio Services, besides complying with the previous paragraph, You must create a Qustodio Account online at www.qustodio.com either free of charge (“Free Qustodio Account”) or paid for (“Premium Qustodio Account”) and complete the corresponding form with your complete and updated information, and agree to these Terms. Passwords are confidential and therefore you must ensure their correct use. You also agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Qustodio Account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. Upon receipt of confirmation of your Qustodio Account, you will be granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use Qustodio Services in accordance with these Terms.
Duration. The Qustodio Account will be activated and will remain in effect unless cancelled by You or Us, as provided below:
- a) Free Qustodio Account. Use of Qustodio Services will be limited to 30 days from the day You register Your Qustodio Account.
- b) Premium Qustodio Account. The use of Qustodio Services will be subject to the payment of fees for the contracted term, according to the plan You have selected. Subscription renewal will be automatic and for the same term as previously selected by You, unless You notify otherwise in writing at least 30 days prior to the renewal date.
Cancellation. You may cancel your Qustodio Account at any time. All cancellation requests should be sent to: email@example.com. We may cancel your subscription immediately in the event of a breach of these Terms of Service by sending you written notice to your email address. We reserve the right to terminate our relationship with you, in the event that your Qustodio Account is inactive for more than 1 month, by sending you a 15-day written notice to your email address. We also reserve the right to terminate your Qustodio Account for any other circumstances we deem appropriate, as well as when your Free Qustodio Account, by giving you 30 days written notice to your email address.
Security. You understand that Qustodio Services may be used to transmit the content of the Monitored Devices and the content of communications (including first and last names, emails, messaging or social networking communications, etc.) will be transmitted in an encrypted manner over the Internet.
Qustodio Software. Qustodio grants you a revocable, non-transferable license to install and use one copy of Qustodio Software on the number of Monitored Devices for which a license has been purchased. Qustodio Software includes the QT programs dynamically linked to Qustodio, which are distributed under the LGPL v2.1 license, online at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.html. A copy of this license is available at the web address (URL) indicated. You are prohibited from (a) reproducing (except for a backup copy), modifying, distributing and communicating to third parties Qustodio Software outside your computer systems; (b) using Qustodio for the provision of remote services to third parties; (c) reverse engineering and decompiling any part of Qustodio software. The following conditions will also apply depending on whether the subscription is contracted:
- – Free Qustodio Account. You may use Qustodio Software for Monitored Devices with certain limited features under the above license at no charge (as indicated by Licensor) for domestic use only under the minimum warranty criteria known as “as-is” software. This license includes only the authorization to download, install and use Qustodio Software for Monitored Devices that are under your control and in your home.
- – Premium Qustodio Account. You may install Qustodio Software for Monitored Devices under a Premium Qustodio Account on additional Devices and with additional functionality as indicated in the contracted Plan.
c. Fees and other charges
Fees. The fees (“Fees”) for any plan are set forth at www.qustodio.com and on your Premium Qustodio Account registration form. For payment plans of Your Premium Qustodio Account, You agree to pay the Fees set forth in the plan selected by You. Payment is through the online payment system provided by Us or as agreed upon by Us. On periodic renewal, You will be charged at the then-current price, unless otherwise agreed in writing with Us. Payments are non-cancellable and non-refundable. If any Users or Monitored Devices are added during the subscription period in addition to the maximum contracted, they will result in an increase in the price of the Fees in accordance with the price levels of the subscriptions contracted at the beginning of that subscription period.
Price updates. The prices for Qustodio Services may change at any time during the subscription period by giving you thirty (30) calendar days or more written notice. If You do not object to such a price change in writing requesting termination of Qustodio Services, You will be deemed to have accepted the new prices. New prices applicable to the next renewal or subscription period may be communicated to You prior to subscription renewal. Any continued use of Qustodio Services after the renewal date will be deemed to have accepted the new prices.
Billing. The invoice will be issued after the online acceptance of Qustodio Services and 15 days before the renewal of the subscription period. You will be billed -at start-up and for additional users- for a full period, regardless of the start date. Renewals are invoiced as regularly as indicated on the order form. Unless otherwise stated in the order, invoices will be issued in euros or dollars (as indicated). You agree to provide us or our distributor with complete and accurate billing and contact information.
Delays in payments. Late payments will bear interest at the rate of 1.5% per month or the maximum rate permitted by law (whichever is less). Interest will be generated from the date of such late payment until the date of payment. In the event of late payment, We may condition future renewals of subscriptions and order forms on payment terms shorter than those generally specified, or we may suspend or terminate this agreement and access to Qustodio Services.
Taxes. Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include applicable taxes, including, without limitation, VAT or equivalent sales tax applicable to you. The calculation and payment of such taxes is your responsibility. If we are legally obliged to pay or collect taxes for which you are responsible under this paragraph, the relevant amount will be invoiced and paid by you, unless you provide us with a valid tax exemption certificate authorised by the relevant tax authority.
d. Applicable provisions
Ownership. Qustodio is the owner or licensee of all intellectual and industrial property rights related to Qustodio Services. The use of Qustodio Services does not imply any assignment of all or part of such rights to you or your Users.
Registered trademarks. You will not use our trademarks, commercial names, logos, domain names, other distinctive features of the marks, or any material subject to copyright or associated with Qustodio Services without our consent. You will not remove any information or notices of authorship, ownership of rights or trademarks of Qustodio.
User Contents. In order to provide Qustodio Services, the Platform monitors and stores information transmitted from the Monitored Devices where Qustodio Software is installed, about local and online activities (use of applications, search, social networks, browsing, etc.) and communications (certain forms of social networks, instant messaging, etc.). This information is collected, stored and analysed on your behalf and under the system configuration you perform, and you and the User involved are the sole owners of the content and are solely responsible for all information transmitted to us. You grant us a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable license to store and process such content on our servers for the provision of Qustodio Services.
Warranties. Qustodio Services will be provided in a professional and diligent manner, in accordance with applicable regulations. Any service errors should be notified to the support service firstname.lastname@example.org. Except for this express warranty, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Qustodio makes no other warranty, express or implied, regarding Qustodio Services, and disclaims any warranty of fitness or satisfactory quality of the Qustodio Services. If You downloaded the Qustodio Service from Apple’s “App Store”, in the event the Qustodio Service fails to conform to these warranties, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the Fees you paid. You are aware that Apple has no other warranty obligation with respect to the Qustodio Service and all other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform with any warranty herein is Qustodio’s responsibility, in accordance with the provisions of these Terms of Service.
Claims. Qustodio is the sole responsible for addressing any claims from You or any third party relating to the Qustodio Software, your possession and/or use of the Qustodio Software. Furthermore, Qustodio is solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim.
Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless in connection with any matter related to your misuse or improper use of the Qustodio Services to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Provision of service and support. We try to offer Qustodio Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, due to maintenance, security or capacity issues, as well as some events beyond our control (force majeure), Qustodio Services may be temporarily suspended or affected. Any service errors should be reported to the support service email@example.com We undertake to respond to Your inquiries within 3 business days. You are aware that the entity providing the application store where you downloaded the Qustodio Software has no obligation whatsoever to provide any maintenance nor support service with respect to the Qustodio Software.
Non-application of the right of withdrawal. You are aware that in the event that the applicable consumer regulations recognize you a right of withdrawal, since this is a service provision that is fully performed when each new subscription period begins with the simple provision of your user account (i.e., you have been provided with the tools to use your Qustodio Account or you already had them available from other subscription periods), in accordance with the applicable regulations you can no longer exercise your right of withdrawal for the purpose of waiving your subscription for that period and recovering payment for that subscription period.
iOs Users. Upon installation of Qustodio Software for Monitored Devices with iOS operating system, due to the technical configuration of the system, all data transmitted to and from the Device is channeled through our servers, in such a way we are visible to a third party such as your Internet access provider and the owner of the IP address from which communications originate. Although we are NOT an Internet access provider, due to this configuration we may receive notifications (“Notification”) from third parties regarding the User’s online behaviour, including but not limited to downloading and/or viewing online content, posting online content, opening online accounts, and/or using third party applications and programs. If we receive such a Notice stating your User engages in any activity that is or may be illegal or violate the rights of third parties, or if we believe (in our reasonable judgment) any activity by your Users is or may be detrimental to the provision of the Services, we will notify you. We reserve the right to (and will, if we are obliged to by court or applicable law or to protect our interests and business, and in particular, but without limitation, if we receive a Notice from a third party or if user activity on a device is or may, in our opinion, be detrimental to the provision of the Services): (a) suspend or block access to your Device(s) to the Internet or to certain websites/internet services; and (b) provide any party providing the Notification to us or a Court or public authority with your name and contact details and/or (c) terminate your Account. YOU CONSENT TO THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR CONTACT DATA FOR THIS PURPOSE AND SUSPECTED PURPOSE. We will not suspend your access or provide such data to any third party without first notifying you.
Confidentiality. You agree to maintain confidentiality and use your best efforts to prevent and protect Qustodio Services and its technical documentation from unauthorized disclosure and/or use of the Services.
Integrity. These Terms of Service set forth the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. Any representations, promises or conditions not expressly set forth in the aforementioned texts are not binding on the parties. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced in a modified form to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.
Notifications. You agree to receive our emails regarding the Terms of Service. We will not provide your email address to any third party. We may contact you to provide you with information and send you service notifications regarding your Qustodio Account, or when required by law. You hereby recognize and consent that such notifications will be effective at the time we post them on our sites or send them to you by e-mail. If you do not provide us with accurate information, we cannot assume any liability in the event that we are unable to notify you.
Links. Our Qustodio Platform contains links to third-party websites. We do not make any representations of any kind, nor do we assume any responsibility for or have any control over such sites. Any third-party content or a link to a third-party website is for information purposes only and is not part of the Qustodio Service.
Third Party Beneficiary These Terms of Service shall be governed by Spanish law. All disputes, discrepancies, controversies, questions or claims resulting from the interpretation, execution, breach, resolution or invalidity of this contract or related to it, directly or indirectly, shall be submitted, with express waiver of the jurisdiction that may correspond, to the Court of the subscriber’s (You) domicile. Notwithstanding the foregoing, both parties will make all reasonable efforts to try to resolve disputes amicably.
Jurisdiction and applicable law. If you downloaded the Qustodio Software from the “Apple Store”, you acknowledge that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service. Upon Your acceptance of these Terms of Service, Apple will have the right to enforce these Terms of Service against You, as a third party beneficiary.
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) The European Commission provides an online dispute resolution platform which is available at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/