The Terms and Conditions regulate the use of the services provided by the website www.Carpling (hereinafter, the “Portal”) that Carpling has made available to Internet users. When a user accesses the website or uses the features of this platform, it is implied that he has read and agreed to all these terms and conditions.
Carpling is an initiative that aims to build a tool where people who make similar or matching routes and that wish to share a vehicle for economical, environmental or social reasons, can get in touch with each other.
Therefore, Carpling is an intermediary that offers its services to registered users so that they can get in touch with other users and share a vehicle in a similar route, or that part of which coincides.
This service of intermediation doesn't imply any kind of responsibility towards these users or third parties regarding their use of this website. The responsibility is only theirs.
The user is the sole responsible for the content and use of his profile, and has to assure that this use of the website is correct, keeping in mind these conditions imposed by Carpling and by the current legislation, both national and international. The user must also apply the basic principles of common sense, good faith, and public order.
The expression “Portal” comprises all the texts, graphics, images, animations, musical creations, videos, sounds, drawings, photos, etc. that are included in the website and, in general, all the creations that are currently known or that will be invented in the future, regardless of them being susceptible of intellectual property or not (regarding the Intellectual Property Legislation or future legislation that concerns intellectual property).
By accessing the Portal, you acquire the status of user. Registering in Carpling gives you the registered user status and implies the full acceptance, without reservation, of each and every one of the provisions that are part of this Agreement, as well as the acceptance of these Terms and Conditions that are published in the website www.Carpling.
The user will use the services and contents of the site for personal and private purposes only, excluding any kind of use of these services and contents for profit purposes or for any benefit, direct or indirect, exception made on allowed situations.
Accessing the Portal implies that the user acquires several rights and obligations with the purpose of assuring the proper use of the services and contents that Carpling provides his users for free, with the exception of those cases where the Particular Conditions that regulate a determined service or content establish that the user must pay a certain amount to use them.
The user is aware that the access and use of the services and contents of the site are his own responsibility.
The user fully accepts these general conditions of use by simply accessing the Portal and/or visualizing the contents and using the services that are part of it.
Carpling can change and/or review unilaterally and without previous notice the providing, configuration, content and services of the Portal, as well as these conditions and the access to the provided services, without prejudice of the Particular Conditions that regulate de use of a certain service and/or content. The changes might happen for legal or technical reasons, changes in the provision of services and in the rules, as well as changes that might occur for the standard codes or for strategic corporate decisions.
If the user doesn't agree with the changes that might be made, he or she can cancel his or her account by following the procedure to do so.
If these general conditions are substituted by other conditions, as a whole or in part, the new conditions will be interpreted as accepted. Nevertheless, the user shall access these general conditions on a regular basis to be aware of the several versions that might be included here, even if it's recommended that the user access the general conditions every time he or she wants to access or use the services and contents of the Portal.
If the user doesn't accept these general conditions or the particular conditions that regulate a certain service and/or content, the user shall not access the Portal and this certain service and/or content.
The main service offered by Carpling, through accessing the portal, is directed to third parties that will use it for personal purposes. Thus, any responsibility that comes with the personal use of the web will rely on the user himself.
The expenses of accessing the site through cell phones or any other kind of expenses with the connection and access to the Portal are the user's responsibility. To access the portal, the user must gather the following technical conditions: Internet connection with a 56Kbps of bandwidth or more, updated browser, screen resolution of at least 800 x 600 pixels, and colour depth of 16 bits or more.
The user must establish the appropriate technical safety measures in order to avoid undesired actions on his system, documents and hardware used to access the Internet and, specifically, the Portal, being aware that the Internet isn't totally safe.
Next, there will be made a series of indications regarding the use of this portal. These indications intend to be a group of basic advice. Regardless, the user is the only one responsible for putting them to practice. Thus, Carpling has no responsibility on this matter. Nevertheless, Carpling asks his users to report any kind of abusive behaviour or that doesn't comply with the rules, any illegal acts, unseemly acts, etc, to the email info@Carpling so that we are able to investigate what happened and, if appropriate, ban that user's access to the site
as fast as possible. Carpling cannot be responsible for this kind of behaviour under any circumstances. Plus, neither Carpling nor its employees can have any kind of legal responsibility over these actions.
When the user accepts these terms and conditions and begins to use the page, it means that he agrees and accepts the fulfilment of the requirements established by the current legislation of personal data.
The user must keep in mind that the data provided in the fields “personal information” will be available only for users that find them in their searches. So, only those users that have a similar or matching route to yours will be able to view this information. If you don't want other users to view this information, don't fill these fields in.
It is expressly forbidden to give false data and/or use another person's identity. The name given by the user must be real and all the data must be true and updated. The user is the only one responsible for the veracity of the data and, if they're not true or real, he is responsible for the risks that may occur from the malfunctioning of the services.
Carpling can end the relationship with the user immediately, and at any time, if the information that the user has provided proves false.
Punctuality: he user commit to being thoroughly punctual. If this is not possible, the user must warn other users in due time.
Detailed information on the trip and changes: any kind of changes regarding the trip (schedules, routes, etc.) must be informed to other users as quickly as possible, and with at least 24 hours in advance.
Hygiene: basic hygiene conditions, of the vehicle and of the users, are mandatory.
Law and safety: the driver commits to have all of the vehicles' paperwork that might affect others, such as the insurance. Likewise, he commits to not drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other kind of substances that might put his and other passengers' lives in danger. He also must be aware that the vehicle's check-up must be up to date, and guarantee that the vehicle is working well.
Both the driver and the passenger agree on not carrying any merchandise considered illegal according to the current legislation.
Luggage: according to the current legislation, it is forbidden to carry luggage on the back seat of the vehicle. It is necessary to inform what kind of luggage you'll be travelling with, the quantity, dimensions, etc, in order to avoid last minute “surprises”.
Good behaviour: it's necessary to be respectful towards the other users. Avoid derogatory and/or harming comments to other users, especially if they imply discrimination by gender, ethnicity, beliefs, etc.
Responsible driving: in addition to respecting traffic rules and never putting other users' lives in danger, Carpling recommends safe and environment-friendly driving and always in accordance with the current legislation established by authorities.
The user can (unless Carpling, at a certain point in time, establishes otherwise, changing these Terms and Conditions):
Under no circumstances may the user:
Carpling reserves the rights to:
Carpling is exempt of any kind of responsibility for damages or losses of any nature in the following situations:
When a user publishes content, he guarantees that he has all the rights to do so and to allow Carpling to use them online, and that by doing it there are no intimacy, honour, or image rights of a third party being violated. The user knows that the contents and services available in the Portal – including texts, graphics, images, animations, musical creations, videos, sounds, drawings, photos, comments, exposures and HTML codes, with this list not being exhaustive – are protected by intellectual property laws. This Portal's copyright and commercial rights belong to Carpling.
The trademarks, trade names or distinctive signs that appear in the Portal are Carpling's property or, if appropriate, of third parties and are protected by current legislation of industrial property. The publishing of services and contents through the Portal doesn't imply, under any circumstances, the ending, waiver or transmission, as a whole or partially, of the ownership of the concerning intellectual and industrial property rights.
No segment of this Portal may be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, copied, broadcast, transformed, as a whole or partially, through any system or manual technique, electronic or mechanic (including photocopy, tape or any system that allows to recover or store information) through any device known or that is developed in the future, without Carpling's consent. The use of all or part of the Portal's content is subject to previous authorization from Carpling, and to the acceptance of the appropriate licence. Exception made to those situations where the user's rights, as established in the general or particular conditions, allows the user to do so.
Under any circumstances may the user use the services and contents available in the site for any purpose other than personal ones, except at expected situations established in the general conditions or in the particular conditions that regulate the use of a certain service and/or content offered by this Portal.
If a culpable or negligent omission or action, directly or indirectly chargeable to the user, that goes against the intellectual and industrial property rights of Carpling or of third parties – benefiting the user, or not, of them – arises damages, losses, obligations, expenses of any kind, sanctions, coercive measures, fines or other amounts to Carpling, that come from complaints, demands, actions, legal actions or procedures, whether civil, legal or administrative, Carpling will have the right to go against the user through every legal means appropriate in order to claim compensation such as – for instance – moral and image damages, profit damages, advertising expenses or of other nature that may arise from repairing the situation, sanction or sentences costs, interest, expenses of the third party, legal or defence costs of a legal procedure that may arise from the referred causes, for the damages caused by the user's actions or omissions, without prejudice of carrying out other appropriate measures by Law.
The people or entities that wish to make or actually make a hyperlink from a website of another Internet portal to any of the pages of Carpling, should undergo the following requirements:
Carpling denies any kind of responsibility for the information included in third parties' websites, connected to the Portal through links or that aren't directly managed by Carpling. The links that appear in this Portal have informative purposes only and under any circumstances must be perceived as a suggestion, invitation or recommendation to visit certain destinations.
In compliance with the established in the Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13th, concerning the Personal Data Protection, and other legislation that is applicable or developed in the future, Carpling will create an automatic file with your personal data, where all the information you'll need to access and use the Portal will be gathered.