Terms and Privacy

Terms of Service

The terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") govern your access to and use of Localspotter’s websites and mobile applications that link to or reference these Terms of Service (collectively, the "Service" or the “website”)

By accessing or using the website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Service and concluding a legally binding contract with Localspotter. Do not access or use the website if you are unwilling or unable to be bound by the Terms of Service.

1. Definitions

1. Parties: "You" and "your" refer to you as a user of the Service. A "user" and “individual” is someone who accesses or in any way uses the Service. “LS”, "we", "us", "our" refer to Localspotter.

2. Content: "Content" means text, messages, images, photos, audio, music, video and all other forms of data or communication. Ratings, messages, reviews, videos and information that you publicly display or show in your account profile and that you send or submit through or in connection with the website is “your content”. “User content" means content that users submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the website. Content that we create and show or make available in connection with the website is “localspotter content”. "Third party content" means content that originates from parties other than “LS” or its users, which is made available in connection with the website. Content that is made available in connection with the website incl. your content, user content, “LS” content and third party content is “site content”.

2. Changes to the Terms of Service

Please be aware that sometimes “LS” might adjust or renew the Terms of Service. “LS” will immediately inform you when adjustments or renewals are made by making the modified version available on the website. You will find an indication at the top of this page showing the date when adjustments were last made. Please revisit these Terms of Service frequently since adjusted versions are binding on you. Adjustments and modifications of the Terms of Service will be effective upon our posting. Your ongoing access to and use of the website after any posted modification to the Terms of Service indicates your acceptance of the modification.

3. Accessing the website

1. Availability of the website: LS” changes, adjusts, interrupts and modifies from time to time the website, content or functions without liability or any notice.

2. Permission to access the website: You can access our website which is subject to restrictions stipulated in these Terms of Service. The access and use of the website is at your own risk. There might be a risk that you will be exposed to information that is inappropriate and content that is inaccurate, humiliating and objectionable.

3. Using the website and create Account: Users that want to access and use our website must be 18 years old or older (unless you are aged 14-17 years old, in which case, your parent or guardian has reviewed and agrees to these Terms of Service on your behalfand have the requisite authority and power to enter into the mentioned Terms of Service). If you intend to use some of the features of the website, you have to create an account and must make some information about yourself available. It is your own responsibility to keep your account password confidential. The user is responsible for all activities that happen in connection with his account. If any unauthorized use of the account occurs, you agree to immediately inform us. “LS” has the right to interrupt of close the users’ account at any time for any or no reason. You accept and agree that the personal data you provide for creating an account are correct and complete and that you use the account for non-commercial reasons. You agree to not create or use an account for anyone other than yourself and you agree to not impersonate someone else. You agree to not provide data and/or email address other than your own or create multiple personal accounts.

5. Communications  

You agree to get specific information and communications from “LS” when you create an account. From time to time we provide you with updates or other matters that might be interesting for you. Other users may send questions or comments to you.


1. General: Please be aware that your content cannot be withdrawn once published and you alone are responsible for your content. You assume all risks in relation with your content. This includes anyone’s reliance on your content its quality, reliability or any disclosure by you of information in your content that enables to identify you personally. As described herein, you guarantee that you own or have the permission to use and authorize the use of your content. You agree that you might get exposed to liability if your content contains information that is humiliating, defamatory, intentionally misleading, false, violates any third party rights, incl. trademark, patent, business and trade secrets, copy- and moral right, right of publicity and/ or privacy or any other intellectual property and / or if your content contains material that is unlawful, for example: Exploits minors, contains hate speeches or pornography and violates any law regulations.

2. Ownership: You own your content. We own the “LS” content. This includes but is not limited to visual interfaces, design, graphics, software, products, interactive features, compilation, computer code, aggregate user review ratings, and all other elements and components of the website excluding your content, user content and third party content. Trademarks, copyrights, trade names, service marks and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world associated with the “LS” content and the website are owned by “LS”. Do not change, modify, copy, reproduce, create, distribute, create adaptions of, publicly present or any kind of exploitation of any of “LS” its content in whole or in part as far as not expressly authorized by “LS”. “LS” does not grant you any express or implied rights. All rights in and to the website and “LS” its content are retained by us.

3. “LS” and its right to use your content: You agree that “LS” uses your content in various ways. We may be reformat it and / or publicly display it, create derivative works from it, distribute and promote it, allowing third parties to do the same in connection with their websites. You irrevocably give us global, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable rights to distribute, exchange and use your content for any purpose. You agree that users of the website and other platforms have the right to access and use your content in connection with their use of the website and third party platforms. You irrevocably waive and cause to be waived against “LS” and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attributions with respect to your content. "Using or use" means use, perform, copy, translate, make public or display, distribute, modify and create derivative works of your submitted content.

4. Content Feeds: The website content will partially be made available via Atom, Real Simple Syndication or other feeds. Feed content might displayed on your computer or website when you access and use the feeds, as far as the use of the feeds is for your personal, non-commercial use only, your display of the feed content links back to the relevant pages on our website and attributes “LS” as the source of the feed content, your use of the feed content does not try to imply that “LS” endorses any third party ideas, causes, services, products or websites, your use of the feed does not overload our system nor do you exchange or redistribute the feed’s content. “LS” might close or suspend any or all of the feeds whenever and wherever and reserves all rights in the feed content.

5. Photographs:In the event of uploading photographs you agree: you are over the age of 18; you have reviewed and agree to comply with these Terms of Service (unless you are aged 14-17 years old, in which case, your parent or guardian has reviewed and agrees to these Terms of Service on your behalf); you have the rights necessary to authorise “LS” and its designees to copy, distribute, adapt, display, perform and otherwise use the photograph, and you hereby grant such authorisation; the individual depicted in the photograph is over the age of 18, or you have obtained the consent of the individual's parent or guardian, and such individual has consented to the photograph being made publicly available in connection with our website; the photograph has not been modified in any manner so as to distort or misrepresent any individual or thing depicted in the photograph; the photograph does not contain any personal information such as a name, phone number or email address; and photographs of groups or offensive materials may not be posted. “LS” reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove or not post any photograph, for any reason. Also, you acknowledge that “LS” requires that any submitted photograph should not contain potentially offensive materials. Materials submitted to “LS” will not be returned to the submitting party and “LS” has no obligation to inform you of any decision to remove or not post such materials.

6. Promotion and Advertising: Adjacent to or included with your content, “LS”, its licensees and third party might show and display your content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such showing, displaying and sharing of your content. “LS” feels free to change, modify and adjust the manner, extent and mode of such content sharing and displaying at any time without specific notice to you.

7. Other: Without any notice and at sole discretion, “LS” allows the right to modify, edit, screen, reinstate or remove user content. If we think that a comment is inappropriate and if we think it does not respect our content guidelines, we remove it without any notice. “LS” does not guarantee any confidentiality regarding your content and has no obligation to provide you with copies or safe you content. “LS” may at any time, and without prior or post warning, close discussions on message boards as it feels appropriate. No discussion will be entered into.

5.     Restrictions

This website might be used only for lawful purposes by members and users wanting to have access to and use the sites services as shown. Users accept and agree not to use this website and “LS” does not accept or allow any use of the website for any of the below mentioned:

Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate information in the open discussions and chat forum sections or other areas of the website. This includes, but is not limited to, any postings that are sexually implicit, use derogatory statements or offensive language, are implicit or immoral in nature, are harassing or libelous, and any unlawful statement. Posting any false or inaccurate biographical information when setting up an account or requesting other information from this website. This includes, but is not limited to misrepresenting yourself, your company, and company goods and/or services. Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate information in any other part of this website. This includes, but is not limited to posting misleading or false product, service or service request information. Posting of any corrupted files, viruses and other software damaging activities. Posting any franchise, pyramid scheme, multi-level marketing, "club membership", distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunities which requires an up front or periodic payment, pays commissions only, requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents, or other commercial venture. Attempting to gather or solicit other user's information for any reason not authorized by the company. Deleting or revising any material posted by any other person or entity. This includes, but is not limited to, the infringement of any third party's content or transmission. Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website or any activity being conducted on this site. Imposing an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this website its infrastructure. If you possess a password that enables access to a non-public area of this website, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties or using your password for any unauthorized purpose. Use any site search application, robot, spider or other automated device, to retrieve, access or index any portion of the service or any site content. Attempting to disassemble, destroy, decipher, decompile or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of this website. Copying, aggregating or duplicating in any manner any of the materials or information available from the website. Violate any other posted policy in regards to the use of this website, regardless as to where the policy is located at on the website. “LS” has the right to refuse to post any message or other postings if we think it is in breach of these terms and conditions. “LS” also reserves the right to immediately terminate your access to our site if you don’t respect any of these prohibited uses. Threaten, stalk, harass and / or intimidate another. Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity.

6.     General Policies and Guidelines

1. Content: You confirm that you have read, accept, understand and agree to “LS” its content guidelines.

2. Copyright and Trademark: If certain content added value to our readers, “LS” occasionally includes links back to articles and content on other websites. “LS” always links back to the original website the content or images come from. If you find your images or links to your content on our website and don't want them there, please contact us via email yo{at}localspotter.com and we will remove them within 24 hours. We take copyright matters very seriously and ask you to contact us about removal of any infringing content before taking any legal action. 

3. Privacy: You guarantee that you have read, understand and agree to our privacy policy. Note that “LS” might disclose information about the user to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such a disclosure is indispensable to: take action regarding suspected illegal activities; apply “LS” its terms of service and privacy policy; comply with legal process or other government inquiry, such as a search warrant, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on “LS”; or protect “LS” its rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. If you use the service outside of Switzerland and the UK, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in Switzerland and the UK.

7.     Suggestions  

If you are transmitting us ideas, documents and suggestions, please agree that the suggestions, ideas or proposals does not contain proprietary or confidential data of third parties. “LS” is under no obligation of confidentiality, implied or expressed, with respect to the ideas, documents and suggestions. “LS” may has similar ideas etc. already in development and the user grants us an irrevocable, non-binding, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, global license to use, change, adjust, publish, display, exchange, share and sublicense the ideas, documents and suggestions.

8.     Third Parties

Our website contains links to third party websites and we do not endorse any of these websites. Such websites are provided to you as a convenience only. LS” cannot be held liable for the content of linked third party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites. If you want to access linked third party websites, you do so at your own risk. Some of the vendors may provide links to their websites. You are obliged to follow their privacy policies, terms and conditions and any other policies mentioned on their websites, if you want to access their websites. “LS” does not have any control of the third parties’ website content nor is “LS” responsible for the vendor’s policies and terms and conditions.

9.    Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend “LS”, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any actions, demands or claims incl. without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting or alleging from your use of the material or your breach of the terms of these terms and conditions. “LS” shall provide notice to you of any such suit, proceeding or claim and shall assist you at your expense in defending any such suit, proceeding or claim. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of “LS”.

10.  Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability


You agree and accept that the website that is made available to you and that you are using at your own risk and discretion is on an “as is” basis. The entities of “LS” make no promises or claims about the conduct of third parties. According to this matter of fact, “LS” entities are not liable to you for any problems, harm or loss that may arise from their actions. For instance, if other users betray or misuse your specific content, personal data or identity or if you have negative experiences with one of the entities or businesses listed on the website. Our entities make no promises or claims regarding the accuracy, quality, comprehension or reliability of the ratings, reviews, safety, articles, interviews, edits, security of the service, products or business listings. According due this, the “LS” entities are not responsible and liable to you for any damage, harm, problem or loss that may arise from your reliance on the accuracy, reliability of the content, quality, statements, ratings, reviews, articles, edits, interviews and quality or safety and security of the website. All “LS” entities underline and expressly disclaim all warranties, whether implied or express, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non–infringement. You shall be able to terminate and/or discontinue the access and use of the website at any time in case of dissatisfaction with the website or any other grievance. You must acknowledge that this is your sole and exclusive right and remedy in case of dissatisfaction with the website. “LS” does not aggregate any amount to you for losses, harm or damages that you may experience in connection with the website or these terms and conditions. All “LS” entities strictly disclaim all liability for any indirect, incidental, exemplary, special, punitive, reliance or consequential damage, harm, loss, business interruption, loss of or damage to reputation of “LS” or any third party or loss of information or data. Because user authentication on the internet is difficult, “LS” is not able to confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because “LS” does not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the website, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release “LS” (and our employees, agents and other involved parties) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. The Company makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the website or the material. The use of the website and the material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the website and may be made at any time. You admit and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any postings placed by you on the website. Users needing services are also solely responsible for their postings on the website. If a user decides to use the services or goods of any vendor mentioned in this web site, they do so at their own risk. “LS” will not be responsible and liable for any products or services offered by any vendor, or if the user follows the advice of any vendor.


Disclaimer of Consequential Damages:

Contacting us:
Users may contact “LS”, for customer support or service at the following e-mail address: yo{at}localspotter.com

11. Choice of Law and Venue

Swiss law will govern these terms, as well as any claim, cause of action or dispute that might arise between you and “LS” without regard to conflict of law provisions. For any claim brought by either party, you agree to submit and consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction in, and the exclusive venue of the court located in Basel, Switzerland.


Feel free to close your account and discontinue your use of the website at any time by sending a notice of termination by emailing us. If you close your account, we might continue to display your content. We might close your account, suspend your ability to use certain portions of the service and/or ban you altogether from the service for any or no reason, and without notice or liability of any kind. Any such action could prevent you from accessing your account, the service, your content, site content, or any other related information. In the event of any termination, whether by you or us, some of these Terms of Service, as stipulated in the sections, will continue in full force and effect, including our right to use your content.

12.     General Terms

“LS” reserves the right to update, change, adjust or discontinue the website or parts and sections of it at its sole discretion, at any time, for any or no reason, and without liability or notice. “LS” makes no claims that the materials may be lawfully viewed of downloaded outside of Europe and the United States. Access to materials might not be legal by certain users or in specific countries. “LS” might provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms of Service by email or communications through the website. Except as expressly stated herein, nothing herein is intended, nor will be deemed to confer remedies and / or rights upon any third party. The Terms of Service are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with our prior written consent, but may be assigned or transferred by us without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of the Terms of Service shall be void. The Terms of Service contain the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the website and supersede any prior agreement between you and us on such subject matter. The parties admit that no reliance is placed on any representation made but not expressly contained in these Terms of Service. Any failure on “LS” its part to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision should be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Service shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The section titles in the Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no contractual and legal effect.

14. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our website. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

15. Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the various ways Localspotter uses and collects the information through the website and how treat it. The terms "we", "us", “website”, and  "LS" refers to Localspotter.  

1. How do we collect data and make use of it: “LS” asks for and store information about you when you create your account on the website (email address, name). You are able to import your account information from a third party to make the registration process on the website easier. “LS” its server might collect data and information about your computer when you access the website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the site that referred you, your IP and the system your are running. “LS” uses your name to create your account name (first name and last initial). “LS” may use your email address to send you updates, provide services to you in connection with our website and contact you on behalf of other users sending you messages, user follows, and the like. You always can modify your account information by accessing the User Account section on our website. You have the possibility to use and contribute to our website in different ways, for instance uploading videos and photos, participating in competition, creating reviews, tagging products and filling out your public profile. “LS” may store these contributions (your "Public Content"), display them to other users and use them for promotional purposes. Note that if you include personally identifiable information in your Public Content, it can be used and viewed by others. “LS” cannot be held responsible for the information you choose to include in your Public Content. Our website allows you to exchange messages with others users using the messaging feature and email. “LS” might store these messages in order allow you to manage them. Users may invite their family members and/or friends to access the website by providing their contact information and/or by entering their log-in credentials to import their address book from other sites. “LS” might use and store the friend’s contact information to invite them to connect with the user on the website. User’s family member and/or friends will always have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving further emails from “LS”. “LS” allows you to access third party services, such as Twitter and Facebook, to exchange or share your selected Public Content with those services and import information about who you are connected with on those other services so you can connect with them on the website. You are always allowed to opt out on your “LS” account page. You can adjust your “LS” privacy settings to block this feature, in which case we will delete the information that we receive from your accounts with those other services. Some of those third party services may also provide us with information from your accounts there to enhance and personalize your use of this website. You are allowed to change or adjust your privacy settings with those other services directly. For example, you can adjust your privacy setting on Facebook here to prevent your Facebook friends from sharing information about you from their Facebook accounts with “LS”. “LS” might store specific data related to your use of the website, such as the pages you view on the website, your browser type, browser language, IP address, referring and requested URL and the date and time of your visits. “LS” uses this type of information to administer the website and give a better service to you. “LS” uses such information to perform analyses of user characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the website or to enhance the quality and service of the website. “LS” sends cookies to your computer in order to identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. “LS” might use cookies to provide editorial content, to record registration and personalization data, to check the display of ads and to analyze and track usage patterns on the website. For instance, if you access or register on any part of the website and are given the possibility to store your user name and password on your computer, “LS” is able to provide this service to you by adding a cookie on your computer. “LS” its cookies might have personally identifiable data and information and such cookies might be visible for affiliates and third parties. “LS” might use the information described above for routine administrative purposes, such as investigating abuses on the website, responding to user inquiries and enforcing and applying our Terms of Service and Statement. “LS” stores data in the UK.

2. Handling and transfer of your information: In order to manage the use of your data on the website, „LS“ uses various tools. “LS” might provide you weekly communications (newsletters etc.). Although you may request to shut down your profile, email preferences and/or account, “LS” might still contact you on legal matters or as demanded by law, for instance to inform you of updates to this statement of “LS” its Terms of Service. You can postpersonal content for public view on the website, “LS” might share such Public Content with third parties so that they can publish it on their media platforms / websites. You are aware and agree that “LS” might share non-personal information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with such third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners. “LS” might use third parties to provide technical support, perform tracking and reporting functions, conduct quality assurance testing and provide other services in connection with the website. “LS” might exchange information about you with third parties so that they can perform the services they are required to do, but they are not allowed to use your personal data other than to provide the services requested by you. Third parties may serve some of the ads on the website. “LS” does not provide any personal information to them, but they might have access to information that they get through cookies or that you share with them yourself. Note that “LS” does not share, exchange, rent, sell or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their own marketing purposes. You acknowledge and agree that “LS” might share your information with a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under a common control that we might have now or in the future, in which case we will require them to honor this statement. If another company partners or acquires partially or all of our assets, that company will have your data and assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this statement. You acknowledge and agree that “LS” has the right to investigate abuses on the website and may apply our Terms of Service and Statement. “LS” might disclose information about you to third parties if we have believe that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to take action regarding suspected illegal activities; enforce or apply our Terms of Service and Statement, comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

4. Links: “LS” offers you a website that contains links to third party websites. “LS” has no affiliation with these third party websites, except as set forth herein, “LS” does not show and/or exchange your personal data with those parties and cannot be hold responsible for the parties privacy practices. You may inform yourself about the specific privacy policies on all such third party websites.

5. Security and policy towards minors: In order to protect your provided personal data, we use all accepted industry standards, both once we receive it and during transmission. You might be aware that no way or method of transmission over the worldwide web or electronic storage is secure at 100%. “LS” cannot guarantee that your personal data is absolutely secure. However, “LS” does its best to use commercially acceptable means to protect the user of the website. The website is not intended for use by individuals under 16. We do not knowingly collect personal data from individuals under 16. If your child has provided “LS” with personal data without your explicit consent, you have to contact us at yo{at}localspotter.com. Children might get unsolicited messages from third parties, if they provide information about themselves in publicly accessible areas of the website. However, if “LS” becomes aware that an individual under the age of 16 has provided us with personal data without parental consent, we immediately will close the account and remove all such information.

6. Statement Modifications: “LS” guarantees that the most current version of the statement will govern our use of your personal data and it will be indicated here. This statement might be adjusted by “LS” from time to time. Adjustments and modifications of the statement will be communicated to you by posting a notice of such adjustments prior to implementing the adjustments on the website and/or you will be informed via the email associated with your account. If you decide to further use and access the website after such adjustments become effective, you accept and agree to be bound by the adjusted, revised or changed statement.

7. Dispute: If you believe that “LS” has not adhered to this statement you may write to the LOCALSPOTTER at the following address:

LOCALSPOTTER, Wettsteinallee 2, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Or contact us by E-mail at yo{at}localspotter.com

16. Behavior

Our community is constantly evolving, friendly and diversified. “LS” wants you to be tolerant, polite and respectful in statements and conversations and withhold inappropriate criticism and/or judgment. Please accept that feelings, perceptions and tastes might be personal. Disrespectful, religious or hateful activity won’t be tolerated by “LS”. Although we control the content and communications on the website, we cannot guarantee that there is no inappropriate activity on the website.  If you see something that seems unacceptable, humiliating or wrong, please let us know by sending an email to yo{at}localspotter.com. “LS” does not allow direct selling purposes or on behalf of a commercial enterprise.