Last modified on 18 April 2014.

[0] Acceptance of Terms

The web pages available at and all linked pages ("Site"), are owned and operated by Commute Navigation (Pty) Ltd. ("Commute Navigation" or "we"), a South African entity and is accessed under the Terms and Conditions of Use below ("Terms").

Please read the Terms carefully before using our website and related services and products (defined below as "Products" in section [1]). By accessing this site, or using any services provided on the site you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, which along with our Privacy Policy governs our relationship with you in relation to the site. If you disagree with any of these terms then you may not access and utilise our Products.

[1] Description of Service

The Site is a public-transit route planner, which allows users to plan their trips and commute using available modes of transport. We use information that is publicly available, including; routes, schedules and pricing rules. We primarily collect the information ourselves, and also rely on both official and unofficial third-parties to provide us with public-transit information.

The Site, together with mobile applications as developed and distributed by us, and services as rendered by us, form part of our "Products". Any reference to Products includes our site as well as any other related mobile applications.

[2] Use License

Subject to other provisions of these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, and revocable license to use our Products.

We however explicitly limit your usage to personal and non-commercial usage of our Products, which excludes:

  • hot-linking from external websites to content on our Products;
  • decompiling or reverse-engineering our Products (where applicable) using results from search queries, or our source code;
  • utilising our Application Programming Interfaces ("APIs") directly to harvest data, or to display search results on other websites;
  • sharing routes by using unofficial channels, such as embedding search parameters on links. We will provide official channels for sharing route results.

In addition to the above, we explicitly prohibit the use of data on our Products without prior written consent. We reserve the right to terminate your use of our Products should we have reasonable grounds to believe abuse of our Use License, and you grant us the right to seek legal protection should you continue not to comply with our Use License.

You agree to use our Products fairly, which excludes intentionally making multiple consecitive requests to our APIs (such as a denial of service), and other methods intended do undermine the reliability at which we make our Products available. As a default measure to limit instances of such non-compliance, we have enforced default mechanisms to limit access to our Products based on time-periods (referred to as rate-limiting).

Should you require the use of our products for commercial reasons, please kindly contact us for an arrangement. We welcome reasonable requests to utilise our Products or parts of our APIs for academic use by prior arrangement.

[3] Third-Party Links, Sites, and Services

Our Products may contain links to third-party sites, services, advertisers, or other activities that we neither own nor control. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites or services. If you access any third-party sites or services from our Products, you do so at your own risk and you agree that we will have no liability arising from your use or access thereof (as referred to in section [6]).

[4] Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we shall not 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 our Products, even if we or our 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.

[5] Intellectual Property Protection

Copyright and Trademarks

Our Products, including logos and content directly generated by us, are protected by Copyright provisions of the Republic of South Africa. All trademarks belonging to third-parties are used in accordance with such parties' terms and conditions. Should you be of the opinion that we infringe of any of your (covering natural and juristic persons) trademarks, you agree to send us a written notice on our contact details, and afford us a period of 30 days to remove such violations or to provide a written response.


The Patent provisions of the Republic of South Africa exclude the patentability of mathematical formulae and software programs. We assert that with the exception of products, tools, and services provided by software vendors; we use mathematical formulae and algorithms that are in the public domain. We may from time to time disclose formulae that our employees have deviced for academic enrichment.

In order to reasonably protect our Products from unreasonable legal claims, you agree that if we can reasonably demonstrate other services or similar products from third-parties that utilise the same methods as our Products (with reference to patent assertions); we reserve the right to request written evidence of you having both considered and successfully pursued a legal claim with such said third-parties if such products or services existed before our Products.

Subject to the laws of the Republic of South Africa, the above term seeks to protect us from targeted (malicious or otherwise) legal claims, that are normally pursued with the intent of unfairly restricting entities from their operations by inducing burdenous financial and legal responsibilities.

[6] Disclaimers, Revisions and Errata

Unless bound by a specific Service Level Agreement, we provide our Products "as is", and we make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaim 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, we do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use our Products.

As an emphasis of matter; we have taken, and continue to take, reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of route information on our Products. We however further specifically make no warranties of the accuracy of route information on our Products, regardless of whether such information has been parsed by us, or has been provided from third-parties as is.

[7] Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Any claim relating to's web site shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our Products are controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa, and we make no representations that the are appropriate or available for use in other locations.

[8] General Terms

Changes to Terms

We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive legal notices electronically if we so choose. We undertake to notify you of any material changes in our Terms, and we will always display the most current version of Terms on this page. By continuing to utilise our Products after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you disagree with any of these modifications then you may not access and utilise our Products.


These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but we may assign without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.