This Terms of Service document outlines the terms and conditions of use, of the SPN and other services provided by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, they also govern the use of, and access to any content, which includes and not limited or restricted to, the website, forums, and SPN (Safing Privacy Network), and any software provided by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, in any way, shape or form.
These terms of service are legally binding documents which govern your use of our services, and our provision of the service to you. You are advised to read these terms of service carefully; this will help ensure that they contain everything you want and that there is nothing within them that you are not prepared to agree to. If they contain anything that you are not willing to agree with then you only have two (2) courses of redress, these are , not to use any of the services offered by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH as a whole or , send us an email, we may be able to help.
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH welcomes your feedback, please send all feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is our goal to ensure that all people using our service are able to enjoy privacy whilst online through high-tech tools that are easy to use, built for privacy with security in mind.
The legal entity of which you are entering into a contract with is:
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, a private company incorporated in Austria with the registered company number of: FN464654S.
The postal address is available upon request in the form of an email, clearly stating your request, to:
The following words, highlighted in bold text, shall have the following Definitions and Interpretations (meanings) in these Terms of Service:
Refers to The Safing Privacy Network.
Refers to the Acceptable Use Policy.
Refers to your personal identifiable information.
We, us, our, ourselves.
These terms refer to any and all brands owned and operated by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, including and not limited to the SPN, (Safing Privacy Network), Websites and Forums, for the purposes of this Agreement.
Subscription, length of terms.
Currently we offer two (2) types of subscription, these are: 1 month, based on the calendar month, i.e. subscription started on the 1st of January, would end on the 1^st^ of February, etc. and 1-year subscription, ends 1 year (365 days) after initial subscription start date, i.e. 1^st^ Jan 2020 start date, 1^st^ Jan 2021 end date.
Member, members, You and your.
This refers to any and all valid registered users or visitors to our Services, wherever they access Services provided by (us) Safing ICS Technologies GmbH.
Refers to all Services accessible by (you), at rates quoted, by our service, to (subscribers/members), for a valid subscription.
These are messages used by us to inform members/subscribers about changes etc. to their accounts.
This Agreement and the pages of the SPN, website, and forums to which these terms refer including the “AUP”, constitute a contract that governs the relationship between you and Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, and the entirety of the rights and obligations of the subscribers/members and ourselves.
You should read in full, the terms of service along with the AUP held within, on joining our site, (on buying any subscription offered by us) you the subscriber/member agree to these terms of service in their entirety.
Failure to read these terms is not in any way shape or form, grounds for a member to claim a get out clause, in all cases without exception, subscribers/members are responsible for reading these terms.
If any of the provisions of these “Terms of service” or “AUP” is declared void in application of a law, a regulation, or a final decision ruled by a court having proper jurisdiction, all other provisions shall remain fully in effect.
Failure by a Party to take action in respect of any breach by the other Party of any provisions of these Terms of service or “AUP”, shall not be interpreted as constituting a waiver by said first Party of the right to take action in the future, in respect of such a breach.
We do not share your PII with third parties, Cookies used on our service, are on service only, we do not use third party cookies, or transmit information collected, any information collected by our cookies are used on our site only for the purpose of administering your account, please read Article 12, “Use of the Service information”.
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH endeavours to supply, all its subscribers a useable, working service, however, down time of our SPN, is not always under our control, other factors may interfere with the use of, or running of the SPN, in these cases where the SPN is offline to subscribers, due to cause by us, other than maintenance, a rebate to service payments may be paid, this is worked out on full day equations, down time only.
Being unable to connect to our service due to lack of internet, connections, providers, hardware issues, software issues, service interruption due to Force Majeure, earthquakes, fires, floods, embargoes, labour disputes and strikes, riots, or war, are beyond our control, SLA rebates are only valid for down time caused by our service (SPN) not running.
SLA rebates are not covered by service maintenance which may happen from time to time, in all cases of system maintenance, subscribers will be given ample notification, via the website or forums, of due system maintenance including date and time if possible.
To use our Services, the Member must have the necessary hardware equipment, software and the necessary parameters required to properly use the SPN, website, and forums, including access to the internet.
The Member must have the skills, hardware and software required to use the Internet or, as appropriate, Internet and telephone Services in place, and acknowledges that the characteristics and constraints of the Internet mean that the security, availability and integrity of Internet data transmissions cannot be guaranteed.
We do not guarantee that the Services will function if the subscriber/member activates a pop-up killing tool. In this case, the function should be deactivated before using the service.
We do not guarantee that the Services will be usable if the Member's internet service provider is unable to provide its services properly. In this context, we cannot be held responsible for the non-functioning, unavailability or adverse conditions of usage of the SPN, website, or forums, resulting from incorrect hardware, problems experienced by the member's internet service provider or blockages on the Internet networks, or for any and all other reasons outside of our control.
Hardware items are not supplied by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, it is the members responsibility to have the correct hardware and software to use any of our services.
You connect to our service through a smart phone tablet or any other mobile device using its internet browser, on the understanding that you are responsible for the data charges etc. payable to your service provider for the data usage of that device, for the avoidance of all doubt, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, is in no way responsible for your data level or usage and is in no way liable for such.
Under these conditions, we do not guarantee that the Services shall function without interruption or error. In particular, the use of our website, forums may be interrupted at any time for the purposes of maintenance, updates or technical improvements, or to develop its content and/or presentation. Whenever possible, subscribers/members will be given notification via the website or forums prior to maintenance work or updates. Please read Article 23. “Warranties and Disclaimers”.
Any and all subscriptions to the SPN are none transferable in any way shape or form, passwords to accounts are solely for the use by the account holder and should be kept private at all times, giving out your password will result in the loss of your account, in this particular case, it is advised that you read Article 13, AUP (acceptable use policy) for more information.
We currently offer two (2) levels of subscription, these are:
One (1) month, these start from the date payment is received and end one (1) calendar month later.
One (1) year, these start from the date payment is received and end one (1) year (365 days) later.
All subscriptions include a built-in account administration fee of 15%.
Our Services are available to you upon subscription to the SPN, by subscribing to the Services, you agree to become a subscriber, for the period you have selected, a current full list of subscription plans can be seen above, our pricing plans are available on our website at:
We reserve the right to amend subscription fees or introduce new fees at any time, upon reasonable advance notice posted on the website or sent via email, any changes to the pricing will not affect the subscriber’s current subscription period and will only become effective upon subscription renewal.
From time to time we may post special offers on our homepage, these are only designated and available during the time periods stated and may also apply to the lengths of subscriptions offered.
The activation of a subscription on a member's account occurs as soon as, or a few moments after a valid transaction has been completed, a full list of payment methods are available on our website at. https://safing.io
Payment tokens are obtained by registering with our customer hub, and selecting the cash payment option, the necessary token will be returned, this needs to be printed and sent along with the cash to the required postal address, when received, it is added to your balance and you can then subscribe to the service length required. cash can only be sent on these terms.
We may also accept some forms of Crypto currencies i.e. ETH, BIT, CEK, XMR, to see how we deal with payments of this nature, please visit our website at. https://safing.io
All subscriptions will be automatically renewed. Unless, the member notifies us of their wish to terminate their subscription, this must be done at least 72 hours before the subscription's expiration date, otherwise the renewal shall be performed in accordance with the manner of payment originally chosen by the subscribed member, at the price rate of the subscription to which the member originally subscribed.
For the avoidance of all doubt, members can avoid having their subscription automatically renewed if they contact us 72 hours before their subscription expiration date to terminate their subscription.
Please note that any form of suspension of your account does not automatically cancel the automatic renewal of your subscription. If you plan to keep your account suspended for an extended period of time and you have an active subscription, you should first make sure that automatic renewal is cancelled.
Our customer hub can be reached by using the following link: https://account.safing.io/
Subject to your compliance with these Terms of service, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH grants to you a nonexclusive and limited license to download and use the Software. Modifying, distributing to unauthorized parties, reverse engineering, or otherwise using the Software in any way not expressly authorized by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH is strictly prohibited and will be considered a breach of Article 13, AUP.
Under The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, and the 2015 amendments, you have the right to cancel a service made at a distance, for instance, online, the standard cancellation period starts the moment you enter into the contract and receive your subscription, and lasts a maximum of fourteen (14) days, (this is considered to be a cooling off period) however, should you the consumer, want to download any digital content using our service within the fourteen (14) days cancellation period you must agree to waive your cancellation rights under the terms of the amended Consumer Contracts Regulations 2015.
cancellation rights under this Article only apply to your initial order for a subscription and do not apply to renewed subscriptions. In agreeing to these Terms of Service, you expressly request that we provide you with the Services immediately and within the fourteen (14) day statutory cancellation period. In the event of cancellation, services used during this period will be charged and deducted from any refund due, along with a 15% account administration fee, please refer to Article 6. Subscription.
Emails regarding cancellation should be sent, with full explanation to:
All refunds due to cancellation, under this article, shall be made to you within fourteen (14) days of the cancellation process date, and will only use the same method of payment as you used for your initial transaction, payments and accounts are none transferable in any and all circumstances.
Refunds due for any other reason, shall be made in a timely manner and normally within fourteen (14) days, however as many reasons for refund can apply, these may need investigation by our team which could take up to twenty eight (28) days to complete, in this case you will be notified via email address or by other means supplied by you.
Refunds applied for, due to termination of your account by us, are not excepted, in any way shape or form, breaking the terms of this agreement is not an acceptable reason for gaining a refund in any way shape or form, please read Article 13, AUP for more information.
For the avoidance of all doubt, the 15% account administration fees are none refundable in any and all cases.
SLA rebates are paid on a no service running standard and are paid for each full day where service is not supplied due to the SPN being offline and caused by us.
SLA rebates are none refundable, in all cases these will be credited to your existing account.
Emails concerning refunds should be sent, with full explanation and request to:
We highly value the security of our subscribed members information, Passwords and any other information used to identify a subscriber/member are strictly private and confidential and must not be passed on or shared by you the member with any third parties under any circumstances.
The following is the Safing ICS Technologies GmbH Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). By using any of our services, including and not limited to the SPN, website, or forums you agree to comply with this AUP.
We reserve the right to amend this AUP at any time, with or without notice to you, however when applicable we agree to post any changes to this AUP on the appropriate website of forums, and you agree to periodically review this AUP as modified from time to time.
You agree to be bound to this AUP, as modified from time to time, every time you use or access the Services. You affirm that you have read this Policy and understand, agree and consent to its terms.
Pursuant to your subscription agreement, we may, at our sole discretion, immediately terminate your access to the services if your conduct violates (or appears to violate) the AUP. In addition, we may, at our sole discretion, immediately terminate your access to the Services.
As these terms of service and AUP in its entirety covers all services including and not limited to the SPN, website, and forums, the AUP, is as follows:
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is knowingly unlawful or otherwise prohibited by this AUP. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or otherwise impair any of the Services offered by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, including and not limited to the SPN, website, or forums, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any of our Services.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any Service, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to our network through hacking, password mining or any other means.
You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through our Services.
You may not use the Service in connection with unlawful contests, lotteries, or gambling, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplication or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
Including and not limited to the website and forums, you will not defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Including and not limited to the SPN, website, and forums, you will not publish, post, upload, distribute, traffic or disseminate any defamatory, obscene, or otherwise unlawful content, such as by way of example only, child pornography or anything relating to.
Including and not limited to the website and forums, you will not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any topic, name, material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards one person or a group because of their belonging to a race, religion or nation.
You will not upload, or otherwise make available files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents to do same.
You will not use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through our Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of our, or any other party.
You will not share any of your personal login details including and not limited to passwords to any third party.
You will not upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of an others property.
You will not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services.
You will not harvest or otherwise attempt to collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, IP addresses, or personal information of any kind.
You will not use the Service for anything other than lawful purposes.
You will not copy or reproduce, in any way shape or form, by any means, any part of the SPN Services, unauthorised by you.
You will not incorporate the SPN Services or any portion thereof into any other unauthorised program or product.
Including and not limited to the website and forums, you agree that by posting a submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this AUP, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the submissions.
You agree to indemnify and hold Safing ICS Technologies GmbH harmless from any and all liabilities, claims, or damages (including attorney’s fees), threatened or incurred as a result of your activities or breach of this AUP.
Subscribed members may at any time, up to 72 hours prior to end of subscription, and without the need to provide any reason, end his/her subscription with us by requesting the closure of said account via contact through:
Such requests shall be deemed effective from the first working day after receipt by us of the request for closure of the account concerned. Such a request does not trigger reimbursement of, if appropriate, any time remaining on the member's subscription.
Termination of a subscription, by a subscriber/member, shall be effective on the applicable subscription's expiration date provided the subscriber/member has contacted us at least 72 hours before their subscription expiration date in order to terminate the subscription, otherwise it may automatically renew.
This Article does not apply to reimbursement when cancelling an initial order under Article 10. Your right to cancel under The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013/2015.
Without prejudice to the other provisions hereof, where a member commits a serious breach of these terms, we will terminate the subscribed member's account without prior notification or warning. Such termination shall have the same effects as a termination by the member.
Without prejudice to the other provisions hereof, where a member commits a breach of any part of these terms of service, we may terminate the member's account seven (7) days after having sent to the member a notification requesting unsuccessfully, that he or she comply with these Terms of service, such termination shall take effect without prejudice to any damages that we might claim from the member or his/her beneficiaries and legal representatives, in compensation of the harm suffered as a result of such breaches.
The member will be informed by email of the termination, or the confirmation of the termination, of his/her account.
Breach of any part of Article 13., the Acceptable use policy (AUP), will ultimately result in a members account being terminated, in this case there is no recourse for refunds of any description, breach of the AUP may also be interpreted as an act of fraud or deception and will be reported to the proper authorities.
Our service may provide you with content belonging to third parties or links leading to third party websites, for purpose of example only, PayPal, Stripe or any other payment gateways, are not controlled by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH and we are not responsible for the availability of the content provided by such third parties.
Third party companies and services have different terms of service and privacy policies, it is your responsibility to read the terms of service and privacy policies of any third party site you choose to use, failure on your part to read such content is beyond our control and we cannot, and will not be held liable for actions not taken by you.
Your access through our Services to any website, service, or content provided by third parties does not indicate any relationship between Safing ICS Technologies GmbH and any such third parties.
At present our forum is on the reddit platform, this can be reached by using the following link:
we have no control on how the Reddit service collects, stores, shares, handles, or uses data, and you are advised to read any and all privacy policies of the sites you intend to use.
The trademark, SPN, logos, graphics and texts featured on any and all of our services are the intellectual property of Safing ICS Technologies GmbH and may not be reproduced, used or represented without the explicit permission, in writing via email to email@example.com under threat of legal action, please read Article 13., AUP.
The rights of use granted by ourselves to our subscribers are strictly limited to accessing, downloading, printing and reproduction on all media types, the use of these documents for private and personal purposes in the scope of and for the duration of the member's subscription only. Any other use by the subscriber/member is prohibited without the express authorisation in writing from Safing ICS Technologies GmbH. Please read Article 13., AUP.
In particular, members are prohibited from modifying, copying, reproducing, disseminating, transmitting, exploiting whether for commercial gain or not, and/or distributing in any way shape or form whatsoever the Intellectual Property, from any and all services offered by us.
The Services provided by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, are not geographically limited, however, we make no representations or warranties that the SPN Services are appropriate for use or access in your country, location or jurisdiction.
You access and use the SPN Services in your country at your own risk, and on your own initiative, you are solely responsible for complying with your local governments’ laws and regulations, if and to the extent of such laws being applicable.
We reserve the right to limit, in our sole discretion, the availability of the SPN Services or any portion thereof, to any person, entity, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time. Other exclusions to the service, may also include and are not limited to war zones.
We do not log or store any records on user activity using our SPN Service: however, you are required to create a user account, subscription in order to use Safing ICS Technologies GmbH Services, primarily the SPN, we are committed to your privacy and do not collect or log browsing history, traffic destination, data content, IP addresses, or DNS queries from Subscribers connected to our SPN.
For the avoidance of all doubt, should any government body or law enforcement agency comply Safing ICS Technologies GmbH to release such subscribed user information, listed above, we cannot supply this information as the data does not exist, and is therefore not in our possession.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, its officers, directors, employees, members, partners, agents, and suppliers, from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Content and Service, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
We may, at our sole discretion, assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, the assumption of such defence or control by us, however, shall not excuse any of your indemnity obligations.
Subscribers to our services will be informed of the nature of any changes or modifications as soon as they are posted on our website, changes and modifications shall take effect during the time period stated on the day of being posted on our website, and normally within 30 days of notification.
For subscribers registering after any changes or modifications to these terms of service have been posted online, said changes or modifications shall be immediately applied, as new subscribers will have expressly accepted them when they open a new account, or by purchasing a subscription.
General Reference. Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, cannot and will not be held responsible for the actions of its subscribed members whilst using any of our services including and not limited to the SPN, website and forums, such actions that are in breach of Article 13., AUP, will result in a termination of service, without refund or compensation of any kind, in such an event, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH may seek legal costs, damages, and fees from the subscriber or his/her beneficiaries through the Austrian court system.
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, will endeavour to run our services to the best of our abilities in all circumstances, however, we will not be responsible or held liable in any way shape or form for, any delay or failure to perform to the extent, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, and without limitations, failures of your telecommunications or internet service providers, Force Majeure, earthquakes, fires, floods, embargoes, labour disputes and strikes, riots, war, novelty of product manufacture, or any other unanticipated product development problems, and acts of civil and military authorities.
Reference Article 5. Functioning of the website and Services. For the avoidance of all doubt, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, is in no way shape or form responsible for your internet providers service including and not limited to its ping, speed, or level of service, or connection, we will not be held responsible for paying any compensation or refunds due to your lack of service due to your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, is in no way shape or form responsible for your mobile devices, service providers charges, including and not limited to, data charges, roaming charges, and contract charges of any and all kinds, it is your responsibility to make sure that you have the correct level of service including data plan in place.
Reference Article 6. We warrant that any period of subscription is exactly what it says, however there are a number of factors that, may be beyond our control, or reduce the limit of this time period, these are by way of example only and not limited to:
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, changing the product extensively by way of replacement of entire service.
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, is subject to a takeover, hostile or not.
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, goes in to liquidation and ceases to trade.
In all cases Safing ICS Technologies GmbH will do everything we can to possibly avoid such circumstances and will keep subscribers up to date with any and all information that may affect their subscriptions in a prompt and timely manner.
Should Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, go into liquidation and cease to trade, all subscriptions will close on the cessation of the company.
Reference Article 15. Third party websites. If a third party causes any issues that affects our service to you the member which is beyond our control, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, are not responsible for any such service-related issues.
If a third party fails in some form or manner, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, is not responsible for such service-related issues.
If a third party gains ultimate control over the service that we provide to you, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, are not responsible for any service-related issues, but may terminate your service based upon breach of Article 13., AUP.
If any service-related issues do occur of which the issue is directly caused by third party interaction, you are not entitled to a refund in any such way, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, cannot and will not be held responsible or liable for member’s actions on third party sites or companies.
Reference Article 17. Geographical access. Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, cannot and will not be held liable for the lack of access, or restrictions to any of our services due to the actions taken by your local governments’ laws and regulations, privacy based or not, it is your responsibility to check whether or not you can use our service in your geographic area, or jurisdiction.
Geographical access denial is not grounds for a refund of any description under Article 10. Your right to cancel, and could be considered a breach of these terms of service.
Reference Article 19. Do not track. as we employ a do not track policy on our SPN service, we may not respond to a do not track request from you, however, in all cases, Safing ICS Technologies GmbH cannot and will not be held responsible for your actions, or the actions of any third party sites you may visit, including and not limited to the payment gateways we use to collect subscription payments, i.e. PayPal, Stripe, or any credit card company or bank you may use.
As Safing ICS Technologies GmbH is registered in Austria, this contract, between you and Safing ICS Technologies GmbH shall be governed by Austrian law, as such, any and all disputes will be decided only through the Austrian court system.
Contact information for all departments dealing with your accounts and services are as follows:
General enquiries about the services provided by Safing ICS Technologies GmbH: firstname.lastname@example.org
The rights of use granted by ourselves to our subscribers: email@example.com
Technical support/Account enquires, terminations and support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Account cancellations: email@example.com
We welcome your input, any feedback is helpful to aid the development of our services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to read our Terms of Service on how we operate our service and the guidelines we follow.
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