Terms of Service

Latest update April 12, 2020 

CoronaCircles (CC) is a free service, using open-source software. Please read these terms and conditions ("Terms of Service") carefully. They apply to your use of the CC website at coronacircles.net and the related services offered by CC through the Site. 

1. Introduction 

The Terms of Service set forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Services. By using the Services, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services and features, and our Privacy Policy (together, the "Agreement"). If you are accepting the Terms of Service on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you must represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind such entity to the terms set forth herein. If you do not have such authority or do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, you may not access or use the Services. You must agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy when you create a call via the Site, participate in a call, perform an action via the Site, and/or otherwise use the Services. 

THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES, AND OBLIGATIONS. YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS ARBITRATION. 

CC may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise the Terms of Service at any time, and you have agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions which will be notified to you accordingly. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to the Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version, which will always be posted at coronacircles.net. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of such changes. 

2. Services Eligibility and Information 

2.1.Services Eligibility 

The Services are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. Any registration by, use of or access to the Services by anyone under 18 is unauthorized and in violation of these Terms of Service. By using the Services, you must represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and that you agree to abide by the Terms of Service. 

2.2.Services Information and Limitations 

The Site is a free, open-source, client-side interface that allows you to interact directly with the others, while remaining in full control. 

You are solely responsible for your use of the Services, including without limitation for storing, backing-up, and maintaining the confidentiality of your keys, passwords, information, and for the security of any transactions you perform using the Site. You expressly relieve and release CC and Ideen hoch drei e.V. from any and all liability and/or loss arising from your use of the Services. 

Prior to using the Services for any purpose, we highly recommend that you read our guides, for some recommendations on how to be proactive about your security. In addition, we recommend that you review the additional FAQs, tips, and guidelines provided on the Site. 

3. Rights and Restrictions 

3.1.Our Proprietary Rights 

Our Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of Germany. Furthermore, there was no intentional breach by our Services those are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of foreign countries. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, we (or our licensors) exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Service, including all associated intellectual property rights. You may not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services including in any Content. You have acknowledge and agree that any feedback, comments or suggestions you may provide regarding the Services will be the sole and exclusive property of CC and you hereby irrevocably assign to us all of your right, title and interest in and to the foregoing. CC reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time. 

3.2.Our Open-Source Content 

The open-source components of our Site are offered under the following license: 

MIT License Copyright © 2015-2020 CoronaCircles 

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: 

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. 

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. 

3.3 Restrictions 

You Must Not: 

(a) Interfere with, damage, impair, or disable the Services' operation, by any means (whether through automated means or otherwise), including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, worms, spyware, adware or other malicious code; 

(b) Use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Services for any purpose without our express consent or bypass our robot exclusion headers or similar measures; 

(c) Remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with the Services' security-related features, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any part of the Services, or features that enforce limitations of the Services; 

(d) Take any action that imposes or may impose, in our sole discretion, any unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technology infrastructure or otherwise make excessive traffic demands of the Service; 

(e) Use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose by you or otherwise, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in our jurisdiction including intellectual property laws and beyond or use, 

including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of CC. 

4. Privacy 

CC Privacy Policy applies to the collection and use of “Personal Information,” which is defined as information about any individual that (either by itself or when combined with information from other available sources) allows that individual to be identified with. CC Privacy Policy is available at "https://www.coronacircles.net/privacy-policy" and its terms are made a part of these Terms of Service by this reference. You have to understand and agree with those by using the Services you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as set forth in our Privacy Policy and have to share your Personal Information collected, used, transferred to and processed in Germany. 

5. Third Party Content and Services 

If the Site contain any links and/or access to third-party websites, applications (together, “Third party Sites”), and/or Application Programming Interfaces (“APIs”) that are not owned or controlled by CC. Access to and use of any Third-party Sites or APIs is at your own risk and we are not responsible for (a) The accuracy or reliability of information on Third-party Sites or APIs; (b) The acts or omissions of the operators of Third-party Sites or APIs or their partners or affiliates; (c) Any loss or damage incurred in connection with the use of any Third-party Sites or APIs, or (d) any transaction that you consummate in connection with your use or access of any Third-party Sites or APIs. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and/or access third-party APIs, and to read the terms and privacy policy of each other Third-party Site that you visit or API that you access. We provide such links and access merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links or access does not imply an endorsement. Upon leaving the Site and/or when using third party APIs, these Terms of Service shall no longer govern. By using the Site, you expressly relieve and release CC from any and all liability arising from your use of any Third-party Sites or APIs 

6. Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability 

YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER CC NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH CC MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER CORONACIRCLES NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH CORONACIRCLES REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. CC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

IN NO CERTAIN EVENT WILL CC, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, DOMAIN OWNER, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL DAMAGES OF ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL 

LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE. 

The limitations and disclaimers in this section do not purport to limit liability or alter your rights beyond that are permitted by applicable law. CC liability shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. 

CC is based in Germany. We make no claims that the Site or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of Germany. Access to the Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. Since the site is situated Germany, German laws will govern the site and if you access the Site from outside Germany, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Similarly, the Site has been translated into a variety of languages. However, CC can only verify the validity and accuracy of the information provided in English and German, because of this, the English and German versions of the Site are the official texts. 

7. Indemnity 

You have the right to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CC, its officers, domain owner, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt and expenses except not limited to attorneys’ fees, arising from your use of and access to the Services, or your violation of these Terms of Service. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Services. 

8. Assignment 

These Terms of Service and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by CC without restriction. 

9. Governing Law, Venue, and Jurisdiction 

Abiding by the Constitution of Germany, to the extent the parties are permitted under these Terms of Service to initiate litigation in court, both you and CC agree that all claims and disputes, including statutory claims and disputes, arising out of or relating to the Agreement, including the Terms of Service, shall be governed in all respects by the substantive law of the state of Germany, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You and CC hereby consent to submit to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts sitting in Germany for any actions, suits, or proceedings arising out of or relating to the Agreement, including the Terms of Service. 

YOU AND CC AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES MUST COMMENCE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OR WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTIONS WILL PERMANENTLY BARRED, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED, BY LAW. 

1. Entire Agreement 

The Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by CC on the Site shall constitute the entire agreement between you and CC concerning the Services. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service which shall remain in full force and in effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term and CC’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute any waiver of such right or provision. 

Contact information 

We welcome your comments or questions about these Terms of Service. You may contact us at contact@coronacircles.net