Terms of Service

The gist:

We (the folks at Journi) run a website and mobile applications hosting a 100% free service called Journi and would love for you to use it. Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your site as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your site or get linked to from your site (things like spam, viruses, pornographic, hate content or other inappropriate content). Journi has the right to delete such content and related user accounts without notice and ban the responsible users from using both journiapp.com and our mobile apps again.

We appreciate every content about your trips and you traveling that you want to keep for you, share with friends or the world. Content that falls in the following categories is not allowed on journiapp.com and the mobile applications of Journi:

  • Content that is totally unrelated to your trips or you traveling. Journi is dedicated to travel content and a service from travelers for travelers. Nobody on Journi wants to read about something else like what you do at work or in bed. For these topics there are other services available that are more proper for that.
  • Content that is pornographic, contains threats or incite violence, or violates the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
  • Content taken from other blogs, websites, mobile applications that is re-published on journiapp.com or the mobile applications of Journi without permission (this is sometimes called scraping). If an account contains stolen content, it’s gone!
  • Content that is created for search engines instead of humans. This content is dedicated to trying to fool Google and other search engines into ranking them or the sites they link to highly. journiapp.com and the mobile applications of Journi are not meant for this type of activity. content with the primary purpose of driving traffic to affiliate programs and get-rich-quick schemes (“Make six figures from home!!”, “20 easy steps to top profits!!”, etc). To be clear, people writing their own original book, movie or game reviews and linking them to Amazon, or people linking to their own products on Etsy do NOT fall into this category.
  • Content that promotes pirated copies of ebooks, software packages, music, movies, games, etc.
  • Content that is generated by computers, including randomly generated blogs, blogs that re-publish press releases, marketing material, search engine results, link dumps or any other mass-produced content.

If you find a Journi account or content that you believe violates our terms of service, please drop us a line at feedback at journiapp.com and we are going take care of that as soon as possible.

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the journiapp.com Website and all content, services and products available at or through the Website and mobile Applications, especially including, the mobile Applications for iOS and Android which are available on the Apple Appstore and Android Appstore. The Website and mobile Applications are owned and operated by Journi GmbH (“journi”). The Website and mobile Applications are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Journi’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Journi (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website and mobile Applications. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website and mobile Applications or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Journi, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

Your journiapp.com Account and Services. If you create an account on the Website and mobile Applications or our mobile Applications, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and content, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must not create content in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Journi may change or remove any content that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Journi liability. You must immediately notify Journi of any unauthorized uses of your service, your account or any other breaches of security. Journi will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. Responsibility of Contributors.If you own a Journi account, comment on any created content, post material to the Website and mobile Applications, post links on the Website and mobile Applications, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website and mobile Applications (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party; if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;

  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;

  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;

  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);

  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;

  • your Journi account and content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;

  • your Journi account and content is not named in a manner that misleads other Journi users, your followers and readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your Journi account’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Journi or otherwise.

By submitting Content to Journi for inclusion on your Website and mobile Applications, you grant Journi a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your account and Content and anonymously use the travel data behind your Content to offer additional services for you and other users (especially including a Marketplace for itineraries and recommendation services). If you delete Content, Journi will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website and mobile Applications, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Journi has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Journi’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Journi’s reasonable opinion, violates any Journi policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website and mobile Applications to any individual or entity for any reason, in Journi’s sole discretion. Journi will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

PAYMENT AND RENEWAL.

Optional paid services such as additional storage for photos, videos and text, upload of photos with more than 2 MegaPixels, upload of videos, premium support, additional camera filters, stickers, special digital content like adding information about flights, weather, etc. or any other paid services are available on selected Journi applications on the Website and on mobile devices (any such services, an “Upgrade”). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay Journi the one-time fee or the monthly, 6-month, annual subscription fees indicated for that service and become a customer. All Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service as long as you have a Journi account for one-time payment services and for a monthly or annual subscription period if you choose a subscription service, as indicated. Upgrade fees are not refundable. Prices of Upgrades may vary between countries and actual charges may be converted to local currency. After a subscription period prices may be adapted accordingly to service costs, currency exchange rate and rate of inflation.

UNLIMITED PLANS AND FAIRE USE POLICY.

All unlimited Upgrade offers of storage or uploads are subject to our fair use policy. At Journi, our goal is to give each customer the best service possible at the best value. We are always striving to develop programs and policies to make that possible. Our Fair Use Policy is designed to help ensure the best service for the vast majority of our customers at the best and fairest price possible for both Journi and the customer, while minimizing any inconvenience caused by our storage and upload management practices. To ensure that all customers have equally access to the Journi storage and network included in any Upgrade, Journi has established usage levels that limit the amount of data that a customer can store and upload within stated periods of time, as described further below.

If a customer uploaded more than 100GB to the Journi storage, measured from the start date of a user’s agreement, Journi may at its option stop uploads and storing data from this customer or offer the customer to continue by offering an extension of the Upgrade in return for additional, charge at any time.

Journi may also take action in the manner described below where we become aware that a customer has breached this Fair Use Policy by engaging in Improper Use or Excessive Use of services offered by Journi. “Improper Use” means any use of the services which is illegal, infringes anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights), is malicious, obscene, and offensive or otherwise causes damage or harm to Journis and/or our other customers. “Excessive Use” means, in relation to unlimited storage or uploads included in any Upgrade, use of services which significantly exceeds normal customer usage patterns. Specific activities that may result in Excessive Use of unlimited Upgrade offers of storage or uploads include, without limitation: excessive video or photo uploads/storage or any other means of causing excessive data traffic/storage, like exceeding an update volume of 1GB per day.

A violation of this policy is reason for termination of your Upgrade without notice in Journi’s sole discretion.

Journi may revise this Fair Use Policy from time to time by posting a new definition in this document. All revised copies of this Fair Use Policy are effective immediately upon posting. Accordingly, customers should regularly visit this website on journiapp.com.

AUTOMATIC RENEWAL.

Unless you notify Journi 24 hours before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. You can manage, upgrade, downgrade and cancel your Upgrades in Account Settings in iTunes Store for Journi iOS applications, Settings in Google Play Store for Journi Android applications, Account Settings on journiapp.com for Journi services offered in Journi web applications.

RESPONSIBILITY OF WEBSITE AND MOBILE APPLICATION VISITORS/USERS.

journi has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website and mobile Applications, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website and mobile Applications, Journi does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website and mobile Applications may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website and mobile Applications may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Journi disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors/users of the Website and mobile Applications, or from any downloading by those visitors/users of content there posted.

CONTENT POSTED ON OTHER WEBSITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the Websites and mobile Applications and webpages to which journiapp.com links, and that link to journiapp.com. Journi does not have any control over those non-journi Websites and mobile Applications and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-journi Website and mobile Applications or webpage, Journi does not represent or imply that it endorses such Website and mobile Applications or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Journi disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-journi Websites and mobile Applications and webpages.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND DCA POLICY.

As Journi asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by journiapp.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Journi in accordance with Journi’s Digital Copyright Act (“DCA”) Policy. Journi will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Journi will terminate a visitor’s/users’s access to and use of the Website and mobile Applications if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor/user is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Journi or others. In the case of such termination, Journi will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Journi. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Journi to you any Journi or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Journi. Journi, Journi, journiapp.com, the journiapp.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with journiapp.com, or the Website and mobile Applications are trademarks or registered trademarks of Journi or Journi’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website and mobile Applications may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website and mobile Applications grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Journi or third-party trademarks.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

journi reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade or a VIP Services account. Attribution. Journi reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘journiapp.com,’ sticker attribution on the Website and mobile Applications. Linking Journi services with other services. By linking your Journi account with other accounts you own at third party providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, you agree to the terms of service of those providers. You can opt out of their terms of service at any time by de-connecting your Journi account from your accounts that you have there. Domain Names. If you are registering a domain name, using or transferring a previously registered domain name, you acknowledge and agree that use of the domain name is also subject to the policies of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), including their Registration Rights and Responsibilities.

CHANGES

journi reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website and mobile Applications following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Journi may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website and mobile Applications (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

TERMINATION.

journi may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website and mobile Applications at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your journiapp.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website and mobile Applications. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website and mobile Applications are provided “as is”. Journi and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Journi nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website and mobile Applications will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website and mobile Applications at your own discretion and risk.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event will Journi, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Journi under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Journi shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website and mobile Applications will be in strict accordance with the Journi Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website and mobile Applications will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Journi, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website and mobile Applications, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

MISCELLANEOUS.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Journi and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Journi, or by the posting by Journi of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website and mobile Applications will be governed by the laws of the republic of Austria and the EU, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the county court of the first district in Vienna, Austria or the commercial court located in Vienna, Austria. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Vienna, Austria, in the German language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Journi may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

JOURNI REFERRAL PROGRAM TERMS & CONDITIONS

The Journi Referral Program allows registered Journi users (an “Journi User”) to earn promotional coupon credits (“Photo Book Credits”) toward future photo book orders by referring friends to Journi. To participate, Journi Users must agree to these terms, which become part of the Journi Terms of Service. Capitalised terms that are not defined here will have the same meaning given to them in the Journi Terms of Service.

HOW TO EARN REFERRAL PHOTO BOOK CREDITS

Journi Users can earn Photo Book Credits towards future Journi photo book orders if: (i) a referred friend clicks on their referral link to create a valid Journi account that complies with our Terms of Service; and (ii) the referred friend completes a successful photo book order. Neither the Journi User may be the one ordering nor another existing Journi User, creating a new Journi account. The referring Journi User will be credited with the Photo Book Credit amount described in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials with a Photo Book Voucher Code. The referring Journi User is not allowed to apply more than one Photo Book Voucher Code received in a referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials. The maximum Photo Book Credit per referring Journi User is limited to the amount indicated in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional material. The Photo Book Credit for referring Journi Users can not be aggregated and the ultimate maximum is €10 (or its local equivalent* if we support it). The maximum Photo Book Credit that can be applied for an order per Journi User referring others is €50 (or its local equivalent* if we support it). Earned Photo Book Credit is applied automatically when placing an order. After an successful Photo Book Order the Photo Book Credit is set back to 0 and the Journi User can start earning credits again. The ultimate maximum of Photo Book Credit, aggregating all photo book orders where Photo Book Credit is applied, for Journi Users referring others is €5 (or its local equivalent* if we support it).

SUCCESSFUL PHOTO BOOK ORDER

A Successful Photo Book Order must not have a total value of € 0 (excluding the value of applied Photo Book Gift Cards) and must have at least the aggregated value of the Photo Books Standard Pricing plus Delivery Costs (if apply) as indicated in the Journi Apps or the Journi Web Platform minus the Photo Book Credit of the Voucher received through the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials. It must be paid via the Journi Apps or the Journi Web Platform.

PHOTO BOOK CREDITS

Photo Book Credits may only be redeemed via the Journi Apps or Journi Web Platform. Photo Book Credits earned as Journi User referring others will automatically appear as Photo Book Credit on the checkout screen, and are automatically applied, and may be applied together with vouchers and other offers. Photo Book Credits are valid for a maximum period of 1 year. After 1 year the Photo Book Credits expire. Photo Book Credits are coupons issued for promotional purposes; they have no cash value and may not be transferred or exchanged for cash. Photo Book Credits may not be earned by creating multiple Journi Accounts. Photo Book Credits accrued in separate Journi accounts may not be combined into one Journi account. If for any reason you believe that there is a discrepancy regarding your balance of Photo Book Credits, please contact us. Journi may require you to submit additional information in order to make a determination regarding your balance. All decisions regarding your balance will be final and at Journi sole discretion. You are responsible for any Tax consequences, if any, that may result from your redemption or use of Photo Book Credits. Where applicable, Journi may be required to account for VAT on any services for which the Photo Book Credits are redeemed.

SHARING REFERRAL LINKS

Referrals should only be used for personal and non-commercial purposes, and only shared with personal connections that will appreciate receiving these invitations. Referral links should not be published or distributed where there is no reasonable basis for believing that all or most of the recipients are personal friends (such as coupon websites, Reddit, or Wikipedia).

REFERRED FRIENDS

Referred friends that have signed up using a valid referral link will also receive a Photo Book Credit in form of a Voucher Code indicated in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials that can be used on their next successful photo book order on Journi.

MULTIPLE REFERRALS

A referred friend may only use one referral link. If a referred friend receives referral links from multiple Journi Users, only the corresponding Journi User of the referral link used by the referred friend will receive Photo Book Credit.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision in these terms are held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, such provision (or the part of it that is making it invalid, void or unenforceable) will be struck and not affect the validity of and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

TERMINATION AND CHANGES

Journi may suspend or terminate the Referral Program or a user’s ability to participate in the Referral Program at any time for any reason. We reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove Photo Book Credits if we notice any activity that we believe is abusive, fraudulent, or in violation of the Journi Terms of Service or Payments Terms of Service. We reserve the right to review and investigate all referral activities and to suspend accounts or modify referrals in our sole discretion as deemed fair and appropriate. The scope, variety, and type of services and products that you may obtain by redeeming Photo Book Credits can change at any time.

UPDATES TO THE REFERRAL TERMS

We can update these terms at any time without prior notice. If we modify these terms, we will post the modification on the Journi.com website, applications, or services, which are effective upon posting. Continued participation in the Referral Program after any modification shall constitute consent to such modification.

* The referral’s local currency equivalent credit amount (if available) will be calculated using a system-wide rate, known as the base exchange rate, for currency conversion using data from one or more third parties. We regularly update the base exchange rate, but it may not be identical to the real-time market rate.

Change log:

January 17th , 2018: Published Referral Program Terms & Conditions

January, 25th 2016: Published Terms of Service

September, 20th 2014: Published Terms of Service

April, 17th 2014: Published Privacy Policy

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