Terms of Service

These terms of service cover your use of the NLMaps Web service officially operated by Simon Will (henceforth referred to as “The NLMaps Web Operator”). By using or accessing NLMaps Web in any way, viewing or browsing the site, especially by issuing queries and giving feedback to queries, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use this service.

1. Contributor Agreement

In order to build a database of natural language (NL) queries and their machine-readable language (MRL) form and in order to improve the NLMaps Web service, NLMaps Web offers you a way to contribute by giving feedback on the aptness or inaptness of an MRL query, which is done by clicking the button “That’s Correct!” or the button “Wrong, but I cannot help”.

The feedback you contribute to NLMaps Web in this way consists of the NL query you issued. In the case of clicking “That’s Correct!”, it also consists of an MRL query, which you deem to accurately reflect the NL query. This feedback is henceforth referred to as your “Contributions”.

If you are registered at NLMaps Web with an account, you have the option to opt into also contributing your NL queries as soon as you issue them in the query form. If you opt into this, these queries will also count as your “Contributions” in this agreement.

Rights Granted

You hereby grant to The NLMaps Web Operator a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to do any act that is restricted by copyright, database right or any related right over anything within the Contributions, whether in the original medium or any other. These rights explicitly include commercial use, and do not exclude any field of endeavour. These rights include, without limitation, the right to sub-license the work through multiple tiers of sub-licensees and to sue for any copyright violation directly connected with The NLMaps Web Operator’s rights under these terms. To the extent allowable under applicable local laws and copyright conventions, you also agree not to assert against The NLMaps Web Operator or its licensees any moral rights that you may have in the Contributions.

The NLMaps Web Operator agrees that it may only use or sub-license your Contributions under the terms of the Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA 4.0.

At your option, The NLMaps Web Operator agrees to attribute your Contributions to you. In order to exercise this option, you must create an account and opt into your Contributions being attributed to you. An attribution mechanism is provided, currently a web page.

Except as set forth in this agreement, you reserve all right, title and interest in and to your Contributions.

2. Third Party Information

NLMaps Web provides access to content owned by third parties. In particular, it provides access to OpenStreetMap data (such as map tiles and objects on it) and metadata (such as data from Taginfo). NLMaps Web does not assume any ownership of or responsibility for this content, nor does NLMaps Web assume any liability for the accuracy or usefulness of the content. This content is for informational purposes only.

3. Links to Third Party Websites

NLMaps Web contains links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by us. As a result, we do not assume any responsibility for the content and general practices of these websites.

4. Termination of Access

We reserve the right to terminate your access to the site without any advance notice.

5. Additional Terms for Users with an Account

This section covers additional terms that are valid for users who have registered for an account with NLMaps Web.

User Data

We collect the following data in association with your account. None of this data is shared with any third parties and is only used for providing our services.

  • Your username
  • Your email address
  • The date and time when your account was created
  • A hash of your password along with a salt used in combination with it
  • The number of tutorial chapters you have finished

Additionally, we collect your Contributions under the terms of the Contributor Agreement above. These contributions are associated with your account as long as your account exists.

You guarantee that the email address you provide for using our service is controlled by you and you have the right to use it for registering for an account at NLMaps Web.

Account Termination

You can terminate your account at any time. In this case, all data associated with the account is deleted with the exception of your Contributions. Your Contributions are instead deassociated with the account.

We reserve the right to terminate your account at any time without any advance notice and without giving a reason.

Changes to this Agreement

We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Service at any time. We do so by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms on the site. Your decision to continue to visit and make use of the site after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms of Service.

Therefore, we ask that you check and review this agreement for such changes on an occasional basis. Should you not agree to any provision of this agreement or any changes we make to this agreement, we ask and advise that you do not use or continue to access NLMaps Web site immediately.

6. Contact

If you have any questions about this agreement, please contact us at nlmaps-web@nlmaps.gorgor.de.