Terms of Agreement

Last revised on October 16 2020.

Micrio is an online service that allows you to upload high resolution images. Micrio offers a web client with zoom functionality and allows you to create a story about the image.

The Gist

MICRIO operates the Micrio service, which we hope you use. If you use it, please use it responsibly. If you don't, we'll have to terminate your account.

For paid accounts, you'll be charged on a monthly or yearly basis. You can cancel anytime, but there are no refunds.

You own the content that you provide to Micrio and you're responsible for keeping it safe.

The Terms of Service, Micrio itself, and our prices can change at any time. We'll warn you 30 days in advance of any price changes. We'll try to warn you about major changes to the Terms of Service or Micrio, but we make no guarantees.

That's the basic idea, but You must read through the entire Terms of Service below and agree with all the details before You use any of our sites (whether or not you have created an account).


This document is an adaptation of the Heroku Terms of Service, which is turn an adaptation of the Google App Engine Terms of Service. The original work has been modified with permission under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Neither Heroku, Inc. nor Google, Inc. is not connected with and does not sponsor or endorse MICRIO or its use of the work.

You're welcome to adapt and use this document for your own needs. If you make an improvement, we'd appreciate it if you would let us know so we can consider improving our own document.

Your Agreement with MICRIO

Your use of the MICRIO service is governed by this agreement (the "Terms"). "MICRIO" means MICRIO Inc. The "Service" means the services MICRIO makes available include our web sites (https://micr.io and https://micr.io), our blog, our API, and any other software, sites, and services offered by MICRIO in connection to any of those. "Customer Source Code" means any source code you submit to MICRIO for the purpose of using the Service. "Content" means all content generated by MICRIO on your behalf (including metric data) and does not include Customer Source Code.

In order to use the Service, You (the "Customer", "You", or "Your") must first agree to the Terms. You understand and agree that MICRIO will treat Your use of the Service as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.

MICRIO may make changes to the Terms from time to time. You may reject the changes by terminating Your account. You understand and agree that if You use the Service after the date on which the Terms have changed, MICRIO will treat Your use as acceptance of the updated Terms.

If you have any question about the Terms, please contact us at support@micr.io.

Your Account

Use of the Service

Service Policies and Privacy

The Service shall be subject to the privacy policy for the Service available at privacy policy. You agree to the use of Your data in accordance with MICRIO's privacy policies.

Fees for Use of the Service

Cancellation and Termination

Customer Source Code

Ideas and Feedback

You may choose to or we may invite You to submit comments or ideas about the Service, including but not limited to ideas about improving the Service or our products ("Ideas"). By submitting any Idea, You agree that Your disclosure is unsolicited and without restriction and will not place MICRIO under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to You, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone.

Modification of the Service

External Resources

The Services may include hyperlinks to other web sites or content or resources or email content. You acknowledge and agree that MICRIO is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.

License from MICRIO and Restrictions

MICRIO gives You a personal, worldwide, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to You by MICRIO as part of the Service as provided to You by MICRIO. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling You to use and enjoy the benefit of the Service as provided by MICRIO, in the manner permitted by the Terms.

You may not (and You may not permit anyone else to): (a) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Service or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless You have been specifically told that You may do so by MICRIO, in writing (e.g., through an open source software license); or (b) attempt to disable or circumvent any security mechanisms used by the Service.

Open source software licenses for components of the Service released under an open source license constitute separate written agreements. To the limited extent that the open source software licenses expressly supersede these Terms, the open source licenses govern Your agreement with MICRIO for the use of the components of the Service released under an open source license.

Exclusion of warranties

Limitation of liability

You expressly understand and agree that MICRIO, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its licensors shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall include, but not be limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation, any loss of data suffered, cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, or other intangible loss (whether or not MICRIO has been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses arising).


You agree to hold harmless and indemnify MICRIO, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, advertisers, licensors, suppliers or partners (collectively "MICRIO and Partners") from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to (a) Your breach of the Terms, (b) Your use of the Service, (c) Your violation of applicable laws, rules or regulations in connection with the Service, or (d) Your Customer Source Code, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, MICRIO will provide You with written notice of such claim, suit or action.

General Legal Terms

The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between You and MICRIO and govern Your use of the Service and completely replace any prior agreements between You and MICRIO in relation to the Service.

You agree that if MICRIO does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which MICRIO has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of MICRIO's rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to MICRIO.

MICRIO shall not be liable for failing or delaying performance of its obligations resulting from any condition beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, governmental action, acts of terrorism, earthquake, fire, flood or other acts of God, labor conditions, power failures, and Internet disturbances.

Account limitations

There are several account plans available, ranging in functionality and capabilities. You can publish stories according to your chosen plan.

Each full subscription comes with its own limits of outgoing data transfer, and maximum annual visitors included per 12 months. In case these limits are reached, our additional data fees will be calculated and applied monthly for the remainder of the 12 month period.

Embedding and reselling

Each plan that allows embedding, does so for one (the customer's) website and its sub pages. In case the customer creates content for third parties which will be embedded in their own respected websites, these parties will have to provide their own Micrio account.

Reselling Micrio accounts or embedding works in platforms other than their own are not permitted without explicit approval.

The customer and possible affiliates cannot create a stand-alone service out of Micrio, copy Micrio from the provided platform, resell or sublicense Micrio without permission from the provider Q42.


The Intellectual Property (IP) of Micrio are owned by and stay with Q42.

The copyright of the images uploaded in Micrio stay with its original copyright holder. The customer is obligated to make sure they have the rights to make use of these images in an online service.

In case of clear copyright violation, Micrio is allowed to depublish and/or remove said uploaded works.


The Micrio service stores the images and their generated tiles, including all added assets in Google Cloud Storage by default. Google CDN is used to deliver the images on the internet. Micrio is subject to the availability of the Google CDN and Storage services.

For customers which have provided their own storage and CDN services, Micrio data availability is subject to those respective services.


Upon termination of the subscription, the images of the customer will be irrevocably deleted.