General information about the use of Open Badge Passport service
Access to the Service and restrictions
By creating a User account in the Service, the User assures the Service Provider that he/she is at least 13 years old and if under 18 years, authorized by his/her parents.
The User promises that the information the User provides or provided in connection with registration to, and use of the Service is true and accurate. The use of the Service requires a username and a personal password or other user identification method approved by the Service Provider (hereinafter referred to as User ID). Unless otherwise agreed, the User ID requires valid email address of the User for generating the username.
The User must keep the password required for the use of the Service secret and not disclose it to anyone else. User may not assign or transfer its User ID to a third party and may not allow a third party use the Service with its User ID. If a third party has obtained User´s password or the User has a reason to believe that a third party has obtained its password, the User must immediately inform the Service Provider. The User is solely responsible for actions taken by using its User account until it has informed the Service Provider of the loss of the password and the Servive Provider has had a reasonable time to prevent the use of the Service with the User ID.
Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights
The Service Provider shall own all rights, title and interest in and to the Service as well as any material in or provided through the Service, including any copyright, patent, trademark, design right, trade secret and any other intellectual property rights (hereinafter referred to as Intellectual Property Rights). The User shall not receive any ownership rights by using the Service or for example by downloading material from or submitting material to the Service. Unless expressly authorized by mandatory legislation, Service may not be copied, reproduced or distributed in any manner or medium, in whole or in part, without prior written consent of the Service Provider. All rights not expressly granted to the User herein are reserved by the Service Provider.
The materials and information and any Intellectual Property Rights related thereto which the User inserts into the Service (User Material) remain the property of the User or a third party.
Responsibilities of the Service Provider
The Service Provider is responsible for technical implementation and maintenance of the Service. The Service is still at its development stage which means that changes and breaks in service can occur. The Service Provider may suspend the Service when necessary for example for installation, amendment or maintenance work or if laws, regulations or authorities so require or if there are other justifiable reasons for suspension. The Service Provider aims to ensure that the suspension is as short as possible. The Service Provider will make an effort to inform Users a reasonable time in advance of substantial changes and breaks in service on the login page of the Service and in the Open Badge Passport discussion group. However, the Service Provider reserves the right to perform small updates without informing about it in advance. A back-up of the service content is made once a day. The back-up is made in case the service content needs to be restored due to, for example, a technical problem. However, individual User’s content is not restored, if it accidentally deletes its content. The Service provider has the right to terminate the Service at its sole discretion. The Service Provider aims to notify a reasonable time in advance about the termination of the Service.
The Service Provider is committed to repairing possible software faults affecting the quality of the Service according to the valid product development plan.
Use of Service and links
It is the responsibility of the User of the Service to make sure that they have the right to use the files they upload and use in the Service. User agrees not to use the Service in a manner or otherwise submit any material that violate any Intellectual Property Rights, privacy, publicity or any other rights of others; or would be illegal or violate good manner. The Service Provider is not responsible for possible violations of the Users.
User shall use the Service in a manner that does not cause harm to the Service Provider, other Users or third parties. If the Service Provider receives a notice claiming that the User has submitted afore described material, The Service Provider is entitled to remove such material, the User or User organization’s environment or prevent their use without notice.
Provision of the Service
The Service is provided on an “as-is” basis without warranties of any kind. The Service Provider does not warrant that the Service will function without interruptions or error-free. The Service Provider shall not be liable for the correctness, exhaustiveness or reliability of the information or other material presented on the Service nor for the content or other features of the products or services offered on or conveyed through the Service. THE SERVICE PROVIDER HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE FULL EXTENT SUCH WARRANTIES MAY BE DISCLAIMED BY LAW. THE SERVICE PROVIDER DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO USER´S USE OF THE SERVICE.
The Service Provider shall not be liable for direct or indirect damages caused by a possible delay, a change or a loss of a service, product or material transferred through the Service. The Service provider is not liable for direct or indirect damages caused by interruptions and disturbances including loss or delay of data or changes in data due to technical defects or maintenance. Further, the Service Provider disclaims any liability for direct or indirect damages caused to the User by harmful programs (virus, worms etc.) or incorrect content in the Service, the Service provider bears no liability for damages caused by the User or by a third party.
The Service Provider is never liable for any indirect or unforeseeable damages caused to the User at any given circumstances.
Applicable law and settlement of disputes