Terms of Service

1. Terms

By accessing the website at https://cloud.tekhn.ee or any associated “native” apps (hereby collectively referred to as “platform” or “system”) you agree to be bound by these terms of service, as well as all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are urged not to request or accept login credentials to system.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to use the TekhneeCloud infrastructure and content for personal, educational, and non-commercial purposes only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. share your access credentials (username, password, or any OTP codes) with any other individual;
    2. distribute any of its content, including but not limited to PDF documents, audio and video resources, music-analytical scores, music scores, computer code, and scans of handwritten material, to non-members of the platform without permission, unless you are the sole author of that content (comments, annotations, or responses in any form to Tekhnee-authored music-analytical material, for instance is within the scope of this restriction);
    3. distribute any open-source or public-domain content, such as peer-reviewed articles, without permission from Tekhnee staff (even though such permission will typically be granted, this is to comply with applicable laws as well as archive, library, and academic press regulations);
    4. reveal to third parties the content or nature of the TekhneeCloud content, unless it is authored exclusively by you;
    5. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    6. use TekhneeCloud or any of its associated features (chat, teleconferencing, document annotation, commenting,etc.) for communication purposes beyond the scope of your relationship with Tekhnee;
    7. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on TekhneeCloud or any of our websites or data repositories;
    8. attempt to bypass any of the cryptographic, authentication, or security mechanisms to access data for which you have not been granted access privileges by authorized Tekhnee staff;
    9. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials;
    10. transfer the materials to another person or mirror the materials on any other server;
    11. make any of the materials available via bittorrent or other file distribution technologies, whether client-server or P2P;
    12. use the TekhneeCloud infrastructure beyond its technical capacity, including your allocated disk quota and/or bandwidth.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions.

4. Confidentiality

TekhneeCloud is an IT infrastructure established by Tekhnee as part of its ongoing Research & Development efforts, and as such may carry pre-publication and patent-pending content. Redistribution of any such material, whether explicitly marked under copyright or otherwise, and any material under the provisions of the preceding paragraphs, is strictly prohibited and grounds for immediate revocation of access rights, among other potential legal measures.

In case of a conflict between the present Terms of Service and a Non-Disclosure Agreement between you and Tekhnee, the latter document will have overriding power over the former.

4. Disclaimer

The materials on Tekhnee's website are provided on an “as is” basis. Tekhnee makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Service Outages & Limitations

Tekhnee undertakes to apply current best practices in order to ensure that its systems maintain the low downtime, industry-standard security, and high overall performance. In no event, however, shall Tekhnee or its IT partners or suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on TekhneeCloud, even if Tekhnee or a Tekhnee-authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Tekhnee also undertakes to notify all relevant users of the platform about schedule outages for maintenance and upgrade purposes, but provides no guarantee that the timeframe will be adequate for all users to log out normally. 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.

6. Accuracy of materials

The materials appearing on TekhneeCloud could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Tekhnee may make changes to the materials contained on the system at any time without notice.

7. Links

While we make every effort to review all the sites linked to all our websites, we at Tekhnee cannot be held responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link for reference or research purposes does not imply our endorsement thereof.

8. Modifications

Tekhnee may revise these terms of service for TekhneeCloud at any time without notice. By using TekhneeCloud you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service. Every effort will be made, in any case, to notify you of pertinent changes transparently and in a timely fashion.

9. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Finland and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that country.

This policy is effective as of 1 October 2018.
Last updated: 28 October 2018.

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