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Locanto Terms of Use

Welcome to Locanto (“Locanto”). The Locanto website is provided to you by Yalwa GmbH ("Yalwa"), located at Bahnstra?e 2, 65205 Wiesbaden, Germany. By accessing Locanto, you agree to the provisions outlined in this legally binding Terms of Use ("TOU") agreement. This policy is effective as of March 19, 2015. The previous Terms of Use can be found here for your reference.

Using Locanto

    The usage of Locanto is bound by the TOU set by Yalwa. Failure to comply with any of the stipulated terms in this agreement may result in the suspension or termination of your account, and in some instances legal actions if required.
    • 2.1 The Locanto website is an internet platform where users can publish and respond to classified ads. Users are solely held responsible for the content they submit on Locanto, as well as any consequences that arise from doing so.
    • 2.2 Yalwa is not involved in any transaction, contract and/or arrangement that might occur between and among users and third parties. The conclusion of such transactions, contracts and/or arrangements remain the business of the users and the third party.
    • 3.1 The usage of Yalwa’s services is essentially available for everyone. A user registers on Locanto by filling out the provided online registration form, and by doing so swears that the information provided is accurate and true. The registration progress is complete when the account becomes active. The user is obligated to promptly inform Yalwa of any changes to their account information.
    • 3.2 The user may resign from this agreement at any time. Sending an email to the Customer Support Team through the contact form should suffice. Yalwa reserves the right to a grace period of 14 days before terminating the agreement. Blocking an account remains the right of Yalwa, as stated in clause 4.3.
    • 3.3 An entry on Locanto, referring to a classified ad, can only materialize/be published online via the following methods:
      • • Yalwa confirms the entry through an email, or
      • • Yalwa implements the entry and publishes it online.
    • 3.4 Yalwa reserves the right to refuse a user’s classified ad entry under certain circumstances. This applies when the content of a classified ad goes against this agreement, violates laws and local authority regulations, contravenes good intentions, morals and customs or when Yalwa is used for unsuitable purposes.
    • 3.5 Yalwa reserves the right to delete the accounts of non-registered users as well as registered users whose account(s) has/have been inactive for the past 6 months.
    • 4.1 The user is legally and solely responsible for the content of the advertisement(s) placed on the Locanto website. The user is obliged to provide complete, true and certified correct information about their person, contact details, business details (if applicable) and must provide sufficient descriptions in regard to the advertisement being placed. The user agrees to place their advertisement under the correct category within the website. Yalwa reserves the right to move advertisements to a more appropriate category. The user is obliged to comply with the Locanto TOU and is expected to adhere to these terms when interacting with other Locanto users. The placement of duplicate/similar ads on the website is prohibited. Business owners offering items and services are obliged to inform consumers about consumer rights and the rights of withdrawal/cancellation, should this apply.
    • 4.2 The user is not allowed to post content on the Locanto website that breaches this agreement, applicable rights and/or third party rights.
      Prohibitions for the Locanto user include:
      • • Violating the law or going against the Prohibited Policy.
      • • Conducting business in a dishonest and/or deceptive manner. This includes coordinating or working with other sites or accounts conducting such business.
      • • Spreading of deceitful information or manipulated media related to politics, social issues, or matters of public concern.
      • • Violating the rights of the third party.
      • • Spamming and posting chain letters.
      • • Using virus(es) and other technical items that may cause damage to Locanto or the interest of the users of Locanto.
      • • Causing excessive burden on the Locanto infrastructure and the smooth running operations of the Locanto website.
      • • Copying, duplicating, modifying or distributing the content of other advertisements.
      • • Collecting information from other users such as email addresses from the site itself, or from other users without the approval of the user.
      • • Bypassing measures that serve to limit and/or prevent access to Locanto.
      • • Sexual exploitation or abuse of persons.
      • • Content that is abusive, libelous, defamatory, that promotes or incites violence, terrorism, illegal acts, or hatred on the grounds of race, ethnicity, cultural identity, religious belief, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation or is otherwise objectionable in Yalwa’s reasonable discretion.
    • 4.3 Yalwa believes that two consenting adults are free to act as they wish, so long as they abide by the law.
      Yalwa does not abide sexual abuse or exploitation in any form or sense whatsoever. Please be aware that Yalwa answers requests from third parties, including law enforcement, where required and Yalwa will share information with relevant third parties if, in our view, there is evidence that may be relevant to an investigation.
    • 4.4 Yalwa has the right to block, delete or freeze advertisements, accounts or memberships that are deemed to contain prohibited content (refer to 4.2). Yalwa also has the right to warn the user and freeze their account for a certain period of time or permanently and to resign from the agreement/contract. In this process Yalwa gives due respect to the legitimate interest of the user. Users’ claims, e.g. for reimbursement for already paid items/services will not be honored when the Prohibited Content Policy is breached.
    Some of the material contained in the Personal and Adult categories on Locanto is of an adult nature and relates to adult entertainment services. By accessing the Personals and/or Adult categories, you confirm that:
    • • You are over the age of consent, as defined by the country or state from where you are accessing Locanto
    • • You will only use the Locanto website for legal purposes
    • • You are accessing the Locanto website from a country or state where it is not illegal to enter adult websites and/or view sexually explicit material
    • • You are not offended by nudity, sexual imagery or adult sexual activity
    • • You will not permit or allow any minor, or other person for whom it is illegal, to access this part of the Locanto site
    • • You have read the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, and the Prohibited Policy
    • • You recognise that Locanto uses Cookies and you permit them to be stored on your computer.
    You agree to indemnify and hold Locanto, its parent or subsidiary companies and their affiliates, their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liabilities, claims and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising from breach of the Terms of Use, any other policy, your use or access of Locanto or any Internet site linked to or from Yalwa, or in connection with the transmission of any Content on Locanto. You agree that questions and complaints received are your exclusive responsibility and you shall indemnify Yalwa.
    • 7.1 The usage of the Locanto website is essentially free of charge. However, Yalwa reserves the right to charge fees for special services and site features as well as the publication of online advertisements under specific/certain categories on the site.
    • 7.2 All fees shall be reflected and charged in the respective currency for each country. Yalwa reserves the right to charge in other currencies for technical reasons.
    • 7.3 Each and every fee shall be due for immediate payment and shall be paid for/settled using the different methods of payment offered on the website. Costs that may arise from aborting the payment collection shall be shouldered by the user and not Yalwa.
    • 7.4 The user shall be informed about new invoices via an email that provides a link to the user’s “My Locanto” account. The invoice(s) can then be downloaded from this page. Yalwa ensures the protection of the user by sending these emails only to the registered email address on Locanto.
    • 7.5 The services are provided exclusively to commercial businesses, declaring their consent to tax liability – limited to the Value Added Tax (VAT/GST/Sales Tax). The recipient must be registered for VAT, GST, Sales Tax. With the conclusion of the contract, the recipient of the services agrees, that the VAT, GST and Sales Tax on a taxable supply is payable by the recipient and not by the supplier. The recipient is responsible for the timely application of the Tax (VAT, GST, Sales Tax).
    • 7.6 In the event of delayed payments for these services, Yalwa reserves the right to suspend the execution of the said service(s) and restrict the access of the user until the amount due has been paid.
    • 7.7 Yalwa reserves the right to change/modify the fees for services associated with premium features on the website without prior notice.
    Locanto users may purchase premium features for their advertisements. Should the user choose to delete the advertisement before the purchased time frame has lapsed, this revokes the right of the user to retain or reuse the rest of the “unused” purchased time. Yalwa does not reimburse the user for any portion of a discounted premium feature/service.
    In addition to the free Locanto account, users have the option to purchase a Premium Account and select from multiple plan durations. Upon the deletion of an account before its selected duration has passed, the remainder of the Premium Account’s duration is forfeited. The price of the already paid Premium Account will not be reimbursed.
    Automatic Renewals
    If the user opts for the automatic renewal of a Premium Account, the account’s duration will automatically renew according to the originally selected duration of either 3, 6, or 12 months. Promotions, such as free added months to the account’s duration by purchasing within a particular period of time, are not carried over upon automatic renewal.
    All funds uploaded to a user’s Wallet shall be non-refundable.
    Any funds remaining in a user’s Wallet 90 or more days after the last purchase or transaction shall become inactive. Users can reactivate these funds by clicking on the “Activate my balance” button on the “My Wallet” page.
    Upon funds becoming inactive, users shall have 365 days to reactivate the funds, after which the inactive funds shall expire. The user shall not be able to use or access those funds once they have expired. Yalwa informs users about expiring funds in Wallet prior to the date of expiration via email notification.
    Yalwa reserves the right to change/modify the conditions associated with Wallet without prior notice.
    Yalwa reserves the right to republish advertisement(s) on Locanto and on other websites owned by Yalwa.
    • 12.1 The Locanto user may at any time modify or delete their advertisement.
    • 12.2 The Locanto user has the right to demand the removal or deletion of the user’s own ads from the website. Yalwa shall be ready to comply with this request immediately. However due to technical reasons, this usually takes a period of up to 24 hours.
    Under law you have the right to access, modify, rectify and delete data concerning you. If you wish to remove yourself completely from Locanto please contact us here.
    • 14.1 The user agrees not to hold Yalwa responsible for things other users post or do. As most of the content on Locanto comes from other users, Yalwa does not guarantee the accuracy of postings, user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what’s offered. Continuous or secure access to Yalwa’s services cannot be guaranted. To the extent legally permitted Yalwa expressly disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute. Yalwa is not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit), goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising from the usage of the Locanto website, even if Yalwa has been advised or could have reasonably forseen the possibility of any such damage occurring. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to the user.
    • 14.2 Despite the previous paragraph, if Yalwa is found to be liable, the liability to the user or any third party (whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability in tort, by statute or otherwise) is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees the user paid to Yalwa in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to liability, or (b) 100 Euros.
    • 15.1 The transfer of rights and obligations of Locanto users to third parties requires the approval of Yalwa.
    • 15.2 The disclosure of login details and passwords to third parties, including Locanto users, is prohibited.
    • 15.3 If the customer/user is a merchant or a legal entity of public law or constitutes special funding under public law, the place of jurisdiction is agreed upon to be in Wiesbaden, Germany.
    • 15.4 Yalwa may update the Terms from time to time so please review the relevant pages regularly. Should you object to any term or condition, guideline, or subsequent changes made to, then we recommend the immediate disuse of Locanto.
    • 15.5 The legal relationship between Yalwa and the Locanto user is subject to the rights of the Federal Republic of Germany to the/with the exclusion of the UN consumer rights (CISG) and conflicts to the provisions of German rights.
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