Terms and Conditions of use
The website www.flightradar24.com (referred hereinafter as “Flightradar24”, “Website”) has been designed and developed and is operated by Flightradar24 AB (referred hereinafter as "Provider").
By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.
FR24 may modify these terms at any time. The modified Terms and Conditions of Use shall be effective upon posting. Any use after modification, login to the Website included, constitutes acceptance of the new modified Terms and Conditions of Use and that you are legally bound by them.
2. Use License
Website’s information and Services are provided for personal, non-commercial use only. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Flightradar24’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
- Modify or copy the materials;
- Use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
- Attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Flightradar24's web site;
- Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
- Transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Flightradar24 at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
3. User Account
Each user is personally and solely responsible for all actions and transactions made through his/her account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and you should ensure that you exit properly from your account at the end of each session.
In case you notice any unauthorized use of your account or any other (real or potential) breach of security, you have to immediately notify the Website’s administrators. Flightradar24 is under no circumstances liable for any loss or damages arising from your failure to comply with this term. Flightradar24 maintains the right to delete an account, if violation of any of these Terms is proved.
If you wish to deactivate your account please contact us by using our contact form.
4. Personal Data
Flightradar24 keeps a File of Personal Data of its registered users, according to Law. Data stored at the Website’s Database is exclusively the data that you provide upon registration. The purpose of this data collection is their storage on a server, for your identification by the server and your access to the pages and services of Flightradar24. Your Personal Data are not transmitted to third parties. By accepting these Terms and Conditions of Use you also allow Flightradar24 to process your Personal Data.
You have the right to delete, reform, modify and update your Data. You can at any time deactivate your account by contacting us by using our contact form. You may contact us for any other information or objection you may have on data processing.
Your e-mail address will not be used to send unsolicited commercial messages (spam). Newsletters or other informative mail may be sent from Flightradar24 unless you explicitly oppose to this via our contact form.
5. Trademarks and Intellectual Property Rights
Flightradar24 as a work of Intellectual Property is protected by European Law for Intellectual Property, as modified and in force today and by the international treaties and conventions.
Flightradar24 AB and his partners maintain the exclusive Intellectual Property Rights upon design, source code and the whole content of the Website (including pictures, graphics, photos, designs, texts, articles, scientific presentations and the services provided by the Website), except where explicitly stated otherwise (e.g. photographs uploaded by third parties). Violation by any means of these rights will draw the subsequent penalties and liability defined by the applicable law. Indicatively, and non-exclusively, copying, modifying, publishing, distributing by any means of the Website’s content without prior written permit of the Provider is prohibited. Furthermore copying, modifying, decompiling or by any means unauthorized use of the Website’s software is prohibited.
"Flightradar24" trademark and all trademarks appearing on the Website are property of the Provider and/or third parties, companies / respective owners and are protected by trademark laws, as well as by international treaties and conventions. Use of these trademarks is by all means prohibited.
Photographs on Flightradar24 are presented freely to the public, as additional informational content of the Website. Do not copy photos or images from any other source unless you have an explicit permission by the copyright holder. It is strictly forbidden to copy any material from this Website and use it elsewhere, unless the copyright holder gives its explicit permission.
Flightradar24 reserves the right to provide access to photos to third parties through the website, to be incorporated on their services. The third party does not acquire any right to the photographs and can only display them on-the-fly by using a web link of a photo stored on flightradar24.com. The name of the Photographer will remain visible at all times.
7. Data Collection and Transmission
Installation of an ADS-B receiver and all relevant equipment, data collection and transmission to the server of Flightradar24 AB Services is offered by users voluntarily and without compensation. Users are free to participate in the network of receiving stations by installing an ADS-B receiver, collecting data and sending it to Flightradar24. Users are free to stop sending this data whenever they wish.
The transmission of data to Flightradar24 must be done in real-time. It is strictly forbidden to send any delayed or modified or manipulated or fabricated data, except where explicitly agreed otherwise, as this would give an erroneous and misleading picture about the current positions of aircraft.
Users who provide Flightradar24 with data automatically grant, or warrant Flightradar24 a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, display, translate and distribute the data (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed.
In some cases Flightradar24 may provide you with the necessary equipment, so that you can install an ADS-B receiver and send data to Flightradar24. In that case you may be asked to sign an agreement with certain additional conditions.
8. Forum and Discussion Groups
In the Discussion Forum members are free to exchange their views and opinions. Website’s administrators are not legally obliged to review all comments, nor is it possible to maintain a constant and full control of them.
The use of "Discussions" section is prohibited for the following, indicatively and non-exclusively mentioned purposes:
- Publication, sending, transfer or installation of any kind of illegal, harmful, pornographic, threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, violent, racist or otherwise objectionable content or content that violates the personality or personal data of third parties or causes hate, horror and / or recommends any kind of criminal offence;
- Impersonation of any person or misrepresentation of the identity of the user or any misleading statement about the relationship between the user and any other person or entity;
- Counterfeiting or in any other way imitation of the Website elements in order to mislead about the origin of content transmitted through flightradar24.com;
- Publication, sending, transfer or installation of content by a person not entitled to dispose this content by law or under a confidential relationship;
- Publication, sending, transfer, installation or using any other method to install software or content in any form (text, image, audio, video, animation) that infringes intellectual property rights of any third party;
- Publication, sending, transfer, installation or using any other method to install unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or other promotional content, sending unwanted e-mail (spam) or any other form of unwanted content;
- Posting, publication, sending, transfer or using any other method to install, forward or dispose material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interfere with, destroy or limit the function of any software or computer / telecommunications equipment.
Flightradar24.com may under no circumstances be considered to accept or agree in any way with the users’ personal views, which are expressed in the Discussion Forum. The author of each message is exclusively responsible for its content.
You accept and agree that discussions and any other communications in the Flightradar24 Forum are public, not private.
9. Users Obligations
Provided that you comply with the present Terms and Conditions of Use, Flightradar24 grants you an exclusive, non-transferable right to access the Website and its services for the purposes mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of Use. Other uses of Flightradar24 that oppose to the present Terms and Conditions of Use are strictly forbidden.
10. Electronic Payments
Electronic payments for the chargeable Services (Access to Premium Content) of Flightradar24 are made via PayPal. For more information about the PayPal payment system, its security policy etc. you may visit the PayPal website (www.paypal.com).
Like most web sites, we use small bits of data called cookies stored on users' computers. Cookies are parcels of text sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the client each time it accesses that server. Cookies are saved on your computer and do not harm or damage your system in any way. Furthermore they make your navigation easier as they save your settings. For example, if you set an aircraft filter and leave the website, the cookie will remember this so that the filter is enabled next time you return. You are able to view and control cookies through your web browser.
By using Flightradar24 you are giving consent to cookies being used.
12. Limitation of Liability (Disclaimer)
The materials on Flightradar24 AB's Website are provided "as is". Flightradar24 AB makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Flightradar24 AB does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet Website and other services or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this Website.
Flightradar24 does not guarantee the correctness, validity or scientific accuracy of the information contained on the Website, provided in any possible form, such as images, video, text, graphics etc. The information provided should under no circumstances be regarded as advise, suggestion or incitement for a certain act. Any actions undertaken by users based on the information provided on the Website do not create any liability of the Provider.
The provided information on aircraft position and identity, in particular, originate directly from the aircraft, which transmit this information through public radiofrequencies, according to the ‘Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast’ (ADS-B). The information collected and published may contain errors, due to the intrinsic limitations of radio communications (e.g. limited coverage, interference, attenuation, special weather conditions etc.), due to erroneous configuration of the ADS-B devices on board, due to negligent data entry by aircraft crew, due to erroneous position received by the aircraft GPS and due to other factors beyond the control of the Provider. Data is provided for informational reasons only and is not related by any means to the safety of navigation.
Consequently, the Provider, the administrators of Flightradar24 Services and their partners cannot provide any type of guarantee neither are responsible for the correctness, validity, thoroughness and accuracy of that information published, nor for the suitability of their usage for purposes other than informational only.
Due to the nature and to the extent of information provided through the Internet, under any circumstances, negligence included, the Provider will not be held liable for any kind of damages you may suffer from the use or visit of the Website, services, choices and content of Flightradar24. You visit the above content and services at your own initiative and risk.
13. Unauthorized Use/No Interference
You agree that you will not use or attempt to use any method, device, software or routine to harm others or interfere with functioning of the Website or use and/or monitor any information in or related to the Website for any unauthorized purpose. Specifically, each Participant, whether authorized or unauthorized, agrees that it will not (and will not permit any of its employees, agents, and any other third party) do any of the following:
- Use this Site or the Data or provide, link, or otherwise make available, any information on the Website that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, harmful to minors or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- Impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation;
- Manipulate, forge, or otherwise modify information or identifiers in a manner, which may hide or disguise the origin of any information;
- Modify, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decompile or hack into any of the software applications or related tools or utilities used by this Website;
- Alter or delete information not provided by you, or interfere with the operation of this Website including, but not limited to, by distribution of unsolicited advertising or mail messages or propagation of worms, viruses and the like.
By providing and submitting Data or material to Flightradar24, you automatically grant, or warrant Flightradar24 a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, display, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed. You also agree to permit any other user of the Website to access, view, download or reproduce the material for any use permitted by Flightradar24. You grant Flightradar24 the right to edit, copy, display, publish and distribute any information or material made available on Flightradar24 by you.
14. Lack of Guarantee (Limitations)
The contents, services and software of flightradar24.com are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis with no explicit, or presumed in any way, guarantees concerning the Website’s marketability, non infringement or suitability for a particular purpose.
In no event shall Flightradar24 AB or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Flightradar24 AB's Internet site, even if Flightradar24 AB or a Flightradar24 AB authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
Flightradar24 offers no guarantee that the pages, services, functions, choices and content of the Website will be provided without interruption or without errors or that mistakes will be corrected. Flightradar24 does not guarantee that the Website or the servers through which they become available to users do not contain viruses or other harmful components, although we make every effort to ensure it.
In no case will the Provider, the persons associated to him or the administrators of Flightradar24 Services be liable to you or any other person or entity for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages or loss of profit or revenue caused by the use of the Website.
The materials appearing on Flightradar24’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Flightradar24 does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Flightradar24 may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Flightradar24 does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Flightradar24 has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Flightradar24 of the site. Flightradar24 may include links that lead to other websites, which are controlled by third parties. Under no circumstances will Flightradar24 be liable for their content, or for any financial or other type of loss or damage the user that follows those links sustains. In no case does Flightradar24 guarantee that these links will be temporarily or constantly active. Furthermore, the external links cited are indicative and not exclusive or restrictive. Flightradar24 reserves the right to remove or add links without any warning to any party and to change the contents of the Website at any time.
Your using of flightradar24.com signifies your understanding and acceptance of the fact that the Provider is in no case responsible for the content of the hyperlinks cited in the Website, for the products/services being offered there and for the advertisements they contain.
16. Governing Law
Any claim relating to Flightradar24 AB's web site shall be governed by the laws of the country of Sweden without regard to its conflict of law provisions.