Terms of Service

By using the HeritageUnits.com web site, Android app or iPhone app (“Service") you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service").

HeritageUnits.com reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: http://www.HeritageUnits.com/user/terms

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account. While HeritageUnits.com prohibits such conduct and content on the Service, you understand and agree that HeritageUnits.com cannot be responsible for the content posted on the Service and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials.

You agree to use the Service at your own risk.


Account Terms

  • You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
  • You must provide your legal full name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
  • You are at least 13 years old before you can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher)
  • Your login may only be used by one person – a single login shared by multiple people is not permitted.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. HeritageUnits.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
  • You are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your account (even when content is posted by others).
  • If you are using a free account you are not permitted to block ads.
  • One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one free account.
  • You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

API Terms

Customers may access their HeritageUnits account data via an API (Application Program Interface). Any use of the API, including use of the API through a third-party product that accesses HeritageUnits, is bound by the terms of this agreement plus the following specific terms:

You expressly understand and agree that HeritageUnits.com shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if HeritageUnits.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from your use of the API or third-party products that access data via the API. Abuse or excessively frequent requests to HeritageUnits via the API may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account's access to the API. HeritageUnits.com, at its sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage of the API. HeritageUnits.com will make a reasonable attempt via email to warn the account owner prior to suspension. HeritageUnits.com reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, your access to the API (or any part thereof) with or without notice.

Payment, Refunds, Upgrading and Downgrading Terms

A valid credit card or PayPal account is required for paying accounts. Free accounts are not required to provide a credit card number.

There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open account. No exceptions will be made. All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes. For any upgrade or downgrade in plan level, your credit card or PayPal account that you provided will automatically be charged the new rate on your next billing cycle (monthly or annual). Downgrading your Service may cause the loss of content, features, or capacity of your Account. HeritageUnits.com does not accept any liability for such loss. Cancellation and Termination

You are solely responsible for properly canceling your account. An email or phone request to cancel your account is not considered cancellation. You can cancel your account at any time by clicking on the Account link in the global navigation bar at the top of the screen. The Account screen provides a simple no questions asked cancellation link. All of your content will be immediately removed visibly from the Service upon cancellatio, unless you notify us prior to cancellation. Without such notice, your content cannot be recovered once your account is cancelled. If you cancel the Service before the end of your current paid up month, your cancellation will take effect immediately and you will not be charged again. HeritageUnits.com, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other HeritageUnits.com service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all content in your Account. HeritageUnits.com reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

Modifications to the Service and Prices

HeritageUnits.com reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Prices of all Services, including but not limited to subscription plan fees to the Service, are subject to change upon 30 days notice from us. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the HeritageUnits Site (www.HeritageUnits.com) or the Service itself. HeritageUnits.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Copyright and Content Ownership

All content posted on the Service is must comply with U.S. copyright law. We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours. However, by setting your pages to be shared with other users you have invited into the HeritageUnits service, you agree to allow those invitees to view and share your content. HeritageUnits.com does not pre-screen content, but HeritageUnits.com and its designee have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Service. The look and feel of the Service is copyright © 2012-2024 HeritageUnits.com. All rights reserved. You may not duplicate, copy, extract or reuse any portion of the HTML/CSS or visual design elements without express written permission from HeritageUnits.com.

General Conditions

  • Your access to and use of the HeritageUnits site, Android app or iPhone app (“Apps"), content, files and Service and is at your own risk. The Service is provided on an “as is" and “as available" basis. HeritageUnits.com will have no responsibility for any harm to your computer system, loss or corruption of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Apps, content, files or Service.
  • Technical support is only provided to paying account holders and is only available via email.
  • You understand that HeritageUnits.com uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.
  • You must not access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Apps (including but not limited to user folders not designated as 'public' or that you have not been given permission to access), HeritageUnits.com's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of HeritageUnits.com's providers;
  • You must not forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Apps, content, files or Service to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  • You must not attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Apps, content, files or Service;
  • You must not interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the site; or plant malware on HeritageUnits.com's computer system, those systems of HeritageUnits.com's providers, or otherwise use the Apps, content, files or Service to attempt to distribute malware; or impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
  • You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service, HeritageUnits.com, or any other HeritageUnits.com service or business activity.
  • You agree not to attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
  • You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by HeritageUnits.com.
  • We may, but have no obligation to, remove content and accounts containing content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
  • Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any HeritageUnits.com customer, employee, member, partner or officer will result in immediate account termination and possible further legal action.
  • You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
  • You must not upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited email, SMSs, or “spam" messages.
  • You must not upload, post, host, or transmit content that you do not own the rights to.
  • You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  • You must not transmit, post or report any information sourcing from tracing systems.
  • You must not post information that is deliberately false or misleading to other users. In the event that you determine that information you have posted is incorrect, it is your obligation to remove said information by self-reporting it as bad to the site. Site management may also remove postings that it determines to be false or misleading. In such cases, site management may conduct investigations as to the cause for falsehood, but will have sole discretion to determine if information was deliberately false, which may result in suspension or termination of accounts. Accounts that repeatedly post false or misleading information may also be subject to disciplinary action even if such falsehoods are not determined to be deliberate actions (obtained incorrect information from other sources, misread engine numbers, etc.).
  • If you believe your account has been hacked or otherwise compromised; should contact site management immediately
  • Our locomotive/train spotting system includes an Autocomplete feature that, when selected by the user, fills in certain detail information copied from the last previous spot of a particular subject. This feature is intended as a convenience for reporting and the initial or continuing accuracy of Autocomplete information is not guaranteed. Users are encouraged to review the information provided and make sure it matches their own observations before submitting their spots. Spots that contain wrong information may be deleted, including with spotter-score penalties if deemed appropriate by heritageunits.com moderators, even if the bad information was entered by Autocomplete

HeritageUnits.com does not warrant that (i) the service will meet your specific requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the Service will be corrected. You expressly understand and agree that HeritageUnits.com shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if HeritageUnits.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; (v) or any other matter relating to the service. The failure of HeritageUnits.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and HeritageUnits.com and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and HeritageUnits.com (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent via the contact page