Street View Indoors - Participation Terms of Service
Effective dates September 2015 - November 2016
Basic Start-up Package Defined
Your participation in this program provides you with the photography and production of Official Google Maps “Street View” 360 degree point-of-view imagery (inside, outside, or aerial), by certified Google Street View Pros, to creating an interactive virtual tour of your business establishment. This imagery is published directly into Google Street View and connected to your business listing in Google Maps and Google Search. Your paid participation in this program is specifically for interactive display advertisement for your business in Google Maps and in any associated Virtual Business & Area Guide. The price of participation is purely based on the size of your interactive display ad. “Size” is determined by the number of 360 degree images (tripod spots) within your package.
The invoice made part of this ToS document describes the basic start-up package price and the number of tripod spots included in that package, as well as the process and price per tripod spot added beyond those included in the base start-up package. Your payment of the invoice signifies your acceptance of these terms of service. Please print a copy for your records.
Payment for the start-up package is required when invoiced. Your scheduled photo shoot may be relinquished to others if payment of that invoice is not received by PlacesMobile Inc. within 3 business days.
Payment for all additional tripod spots will be invoiced after the photo shoot. Your business images will not be added into the production queue until all outstanding balance is paid in full. Your prompt payment will assure a quicker turnaround in production. We cannot provide you with an approximate production delivery date until your account is paid in full.
Payments in excess of $2000 must be paid via business check.
W9 forms will be provided upon request.
ANNUAL SUPPORT / HOSTING / LICENSE FEE
All virtual tour productions have an annual support - hosting - display license fee requirement of $199. The first year is included within the payment of your start-up package. Prior to your 1 year a term you will receive and invoice for the $199 to extend that display license another year. Failure to extend that license will result in the removal of your virtual tour and associated images, and any / all rights for you to display them. This fee is a per-client basis, meaning if you have us produce multiple branches / sites / locations under your ownership, they are covered under a single annual fee.
*NOTE - As of March 2017, the on-going annual fees have been discontinued. There is just one followup fee of $199 at the close of your first year, which is required if you wish to have unlimited lifetime use rights to the virtual tour images of your business.
The Street View Indoors productions are published to Google Maps and connected to the Google listing for the business in Google Map (so long as Google provides)
Local Association Program Participants
Businesses participating through their local association (Chamber, CVB, Downtown Assoc., etc.) who are members in good standing will have their Google Street View display added to the association’s “Virtual Business & Area Guide” for a period of one year, with the option to renew.
Images Use Rights
The fee each business pays to participate in the Street View Indoors program grants full non-termed use for the participant to display the published Street View imagery any websites under their ownership or control. PlacesMobile Inc retains copyright of the images which means the business may not sell the images or transfer the rights, or permit any other person or entity to display or use the images without express permission from PlacesMobile Inc.
In most cases the production / deliverable will be completed within 2 - 4 weeks from the date of the photo shoot. However, during peak participation times of the year this may take a little longer. It is your responsibility to watch your Google Listing to see when the images are published live - as part of the basic start-up package, PlacesMobile will NOT be sending out notices when the images are live.
Photo Shoot Scheduling
Upon your verbal agreement to participate, your photo shoot will be tentatively scheduled and you will be invoiced within 24 hours.. Once we receive payment in full for the base package invoiced, your schedule is locked in. If we do not receive payment within 3 days of the date of invoice, we will consider your participation void and fill your scheduled spot with another business that wishes to participate.
There are no refunds. If you cancel your photo shoot, it will simply be re-scheduled. In the very unlikely event that you are not satisfied with your imagery, it will be re-photographed the next time we are in your area.
In the extremely unlikely event that we are unable to perform the photography or the production of your display ad in Google Maps or the Virtual Area Guide due to a failure within our organization to provide or perform, then you will receive a full refund.
In the event that weather or other adverse circumstance prevents us from performing the photo shoots as per schedule, a re-schedule date will be assigned and you shall be notified in advance of that date.
If you cancel or postpone your photo shoot on the day of the photo shoot you will be charged a $50 rescheduling fee, which must be paid via credit card at the time we reschedule your photo shoot. Failure on your part to reschedule or pay the reschedule fee does NOT entitle you to a refund, and you will not be rescheduled if you fail to pay the rescheduling fee.
It is YOUR responsibility to be prepared for the photo shoot. This means you must have everything as you want it to be photographed before we arrive (not when or after we arrive). If anything is captured in the imagery that you feel was not as you wanted it to be we can re-publish the tour to blur or remove images for an additional fee. If you wish to have any images re-shot, those will be scheduled for our next visit to the area and you will be charged the standard per image fee plus a $40 re-publishing fee.
Limitations of Liability
Images displayed on Google Maps is controlled by Google Inc and other departments of Alphabet Inc, and as such are susceptible to possible future programmatic changes Google elects to make. PlacesMobile Inc is held harmless by any such programmatic changes made by Google.
Affinity program partners (Chambers, CVBs, BIDs, etc) have no liability to participating businesses and shall be held harmless in every aspect of this program.
This specific program is a member benefit opportunity through the Chamber or other organization in which you registered under. The discounted pricing defined is only offered to members in good standing.
These Terms of Service are subject to change at any time with revision dates listed at the top of the page. Your valid version will coincide within the date range above in conjunction with your paid date of the invoice for your start-up fee.
Photo shoots scheduled earlier than 8:00 AM, or after 5:00 PM will incur an additional $70 "off hours" fee, which will be added to the initial invoice which is due and payable prior to the photo shoot session.
COMMERCIAL DIGITAL USE LICENSE - PHOTOS AND VIDEO
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Upon your payment of the invoice for the content provided, and so long as you have a current annual use-right license in good standing, PlacesMobile INC ("Content Provider") grants you a termed, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the image(s) or video(s) (collectively, "Media,") for permitted commercial purposes, defined as:
- digital advertising, social media promotion, web brochures
- as part of a commercial website for promotional purposes
- online video broadcast
WHAT YOU MAY NOT DO:
Buyer may not resell, re-license, redistribute without express written permission from Content Provider. Use as a derivative work, and reselling or redistributing such derivative work is prohibited, including publishing them on Google. Media may not be used in an obscene, illegal, immoral, libelous or defamatory manner. Media may not be incorporated into trademarks, logos, or service marks. Media may not be made available for download to others.
Content Provider retains all rights, license, copyright, title and ownership of the Media.