Dear woices users,
Woices.com is closing its doors. It's been more than 9 years since the project started. Back then, location based services were still not as common as they are today, and the idea of sharing audio clips was indeed quite new. We are really grateful to all our users: those who have created content as well as those who enjoyed listening to them. Unfortunately, the original team, who had moved to new ventures some years ago and had been keeping it up and running all these years as a pet project, considered that the web app technology had become outdated and the platform needed a major upgrade. That is why we have finally decided to power it off.
We are closing doors on the 15th March 2016 so that you have time to download any content you might wanted to keep or save. After that date, all content will not be available anymore.
Thanks and good luck!
Last updated: May, 7th 2009
Woices Enterprise, S.L., (Woices hereinafter) the owner of websites woices.com, woices.info and it's respective domains, provide their hosting and related services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit or upload echoes -audio files- to Woices, you accept these terms and conditions.
Woices does not claim ownership of the echoes or other content created or uploaded by registered users. Woices will not resell this content to third parties. Unless we indicate otherwise, if you upload Content to the Woices.com, you grant Woices a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right to publish, distribute and display the Content as we deem appropriate in providing the Services authorized or requested by you, including the right to use the name that is submitted in connection with such Content. You further understand and agree that, in order to help ensure smooth operation of our system, we may keep backup copies of Content indefinitely.
Woices.com can delete any echoes without notice. Forbidden echoes and practices are:
We may limit or terminate our service, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off Woices if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. If you believe that your rights have been violated, please notify it using our website's contact form and we will investigate the matter. We reserve the right to remove content where we have grounds for suspecting the violation of these terms or of any party's rights.
You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users upload or do. As Content in Woices.com are sent by the users, we cannot guarantee they are correct or exact, nor their quality, security or legality. Woices.com doesn't guarantee the storage of the echoes indefinitely, although we are committed to store them the maximum time our resources allow us. We also cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our services. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we exclude all implied warranties, terms and conditions. We are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of Woices. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you. Despite the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or any third party is limited to 100 Euros.
Woices respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact Woices using the website's contact form. Please provide the following information:
When you visit Woices.com, or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email to your registered email address or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, icons, images, echoes, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Woices, or its subscribers who upload echoes or other media, or its content and software suppliers and is protected by European Union and international copyright laws.
Every echo is property of their author and may choose to licence it with either a Creative Commons license or Copyright (All rights reserved).
Woices grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of Woices.
This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Woices.
Woices reserve the right to rename, change or modify, any name/title that coincides with some legal brand/mark that a user has utilized.
If you register to Woices, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur using your account or password. You further agree to immediately notify Woices of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you.
Woices uses industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store the non-public information collected by the Woices website in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security. Further, while we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally accessing our site.
Use of the Services by you is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. You may post reviews, comments, suggestions, bugs, ideas, questions, or other information (collectively "Content"), so long as the Content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." Woices reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) to remove or edit Content, but does not regularly review posted Content.
Woices may terminate your account or your access to and use of the Services, with or without cause at any time and effective immediately, at Woices's sole discretion, for any reason, including but not limited to your failure to conform with these Terms. If you violate these Terms, Woices, in its sole discretion, may also elect to require you to remedy any violation of these Terms, and/or take any other actions that Woices deems appropriate to enforce its rights and pursue all available remedies.
Last updated: May, 7th 2009
Content uploaded or posted on Woices is obviously publicly available. Our servers may be located in the United States and in the European Union. Therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers in the United States and European Union.
You have the option of telling us how you wish to be identified in connection with your echoes -audio files-, walks, comments and elsewhere on the Site. If you choose to use your real name (or include any personally identifying information as part of your "nickname") that information will be publicly displayed on our Site. Therefore, please use caution in determining how you wish to be identified on the Site.
We do not sell, rent or share personal information with third parties without your prior consent except in the limited circumstances described in this Policy. We may share personal information with third-parties who assist us in performing internal functions necessary to operate our business. These functions may include, for example, analyzing traffic information or other data, providing marketing assistance or mailing items. We may also share personal information with third-parties with the purpose of further spread the reach of the echoes posted in Woices. Third-parties will be committed to keep that information private. In all cases we limit the information shared with our third-party vendors to that which is necessary to carry out those functions.
We also disclose personal information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order) or with requests of law enforcement authorities; to enforce or apply this Policy or our other policies or agreements; to initiate, render, bill and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our customers' rights, property or safety; to protect our customers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of, our Site; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
We have put into place reasonable security measures in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and alteration of information while it is under our control. We cannot, however, guarantee the protection of information against interception, misappropriation, misuse or alteration, nor can we promise that your information may be not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others. Furthermore, we have no control over the security of other sites you might visit, interact with or do business with.
When you register for an account on the Site, we ask you to create a "name" and password. To protect the confidentiality of your personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of the Site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused or otherwise misappropriated.
The data supplied will be stored in a personal data file property of Woices Enterprise, S.L. duly registered in the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD), with the objective of managing the registration of the user in the website and ensure the correct procedures of transactions and purchases, billing and referral information that might be of interest. If you do not want the transfer of this information, you can send an email to the address info @ woices.com.
Woices Enterprise, S.L. warrants that it has been taken the appropriate security measures in its facilities, systems and files. It also ensures the confidentiality of personal data and will not be used for purposes other than those indicated.
To opt-out of receiving alerts, or to access, change or delete your personal information maintained by us, you have these options: (1) follow the instructions contained in the communication from us; (2) email us at questions [AT] woices.com; or (3) change your personal information in the "settings" of your personal area.
We will modify this Policy if our privacy practices materially change in the future and we will notify you of such changes by posting the modified Policy on our Site and indicating at the top of the Policy the date it was last updated. Send questions about this policy to questions [AT] woices.com
Last updated: May, 7th 2009
Purchases of goods and services made in Woices implies that you have read and accepted the conditions of sales. The client is bound by this conditions and those envisaged for the use and access to this page. You can print a copy of this document to ease future references and knowledge.
Woices Enterprise, S.L., Woices hereinafter, sells through this website Sponsored Guides, a service that let you communicate with your visitors and share with them information of interest related to your institution or business. A Sponsored Guide includes a customizable web portal and geo-promotion, among other features. Sponsored Guide service is subscription-based, with recurring payments of quarterly or yearly frequency.
The prices of goods and services that appear in Woices websites are expressed in Euros, before taxes. Any taxes will be expressed with applicable tax rates. VAT exemption is available only if valid VAT number is provided during purchase process and only for European Union, non-Spanish, business customers.
Services may be paid through the system of Payment PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/), in which customers must have an account to be able to make purchases in Woices.
In Woices you will find services accessible through a single payment system, as detailed below. To subscribe to these services, the user should insert the requested data. Be warned that the approval of the purchase can take a few minutes. After purchasing, subscription will be performed automatically, making use of the new services within the contracted time period. The user with access to the service contract must be identified as a user within the page and can not be transferred to other users of services purchased.
You agree not to make fraudulent transactions. Be advised that any indication of fraud will be brought to the attention of the authorities.
Purchase process comprises following steps:
For its part, Woices is committed to the proper functioning of the website. However, it will not be liable for any technical problems or force majeure that may arise and impede access to this site, engaging in any case tries to solve them.
Once you have completed the process of buying a Sponsored Guide, the customer may begin to use, customize and promote it immediately.
The customer agrees that invoices are issued exclusively in electronic format and/or sent by e-mail (e-invoicying).
Given the nature of the service, there is no right of withdrawal in relation of the purchases made.
User may terminate Sponsored Guide service at any time either through Woices website (cancellation of service) or payment service website (cancellation of subscription). Cancelling the Sponsored Guide service will cancel its associated subscription. Reversely, cancelling subscription will also cancel Sponsored Guide service. In either way of terminating the Sponsored Guide service, Sponsored Guide will remain active until the end of the contracted time period.
Woices will notify one month in advance of variations that may occur in prices in order to obtain confirmation of the buyer. In the event customer will not accept new prices, it may terminate Sponsored Guide service before new prices are effective.
The terms and conditions set forth in this document are governed by Spanish law. The Parties, provided that applicable legislation permits, agree to submit themselves to jurisdiction and competence of the courts of Tarragona city (Tarragona, Spain) and expressly waive their right to invoke any other applicable jurisdiction that due to its present or future address or for any other cause may become applicable to resolve any controversy or legal dispute that might eventually arise.
Woices Enterprise, S.L., en cumplimiento de la Ley 34/2002, de 11 de julio, de servicios de la sociedad de la información y de comercio electrónico, le informa de que:
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