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We have been informed that there allegedly exist some individuals who do not read legal documents on websites, such as Terms and Conditions or License Agreements. We find it hard to believe that this is the case, since one usually has to tick a checkbox that says "I have read the Terms and Conditions", which means that they would have to be lying on the internet.
While we can of course not condone such immoral behavior as lying on the internet, we nevertheless want to make life easier for these people, assuming that they actually exist.
To this end, we have created abbreviated versions of some of our legal documents. This way, you can read the abbreviated version first, and if you find anything you disagree with, you don't have to bother reading the full document.
Obviously, if you do find the abbreviated version acceptable, you still have to read the full version afterwards. Otherwise you would be lying when you click "I have read the Terms and Conditions". And that would be wrong.
This page is an abbreviated version of the legal document that can be found here.
This page is not a legal document and it is not legally binding in any way. The only purpose of this document is to make the sometimes obscure legal phrasing of the official document more understandable for the layman.
This page exists purely for your convenience and has no legal relevance.
Reading this document does not constitute reading the legal document it summarizes. If you want to be allowed to click a "I confirm I read this document" checkbox, you do need to read the legal document.
We try to make sure that this document is as close to the legal document as possible, but can not guarantee it. If you notice an important mismatch, please contact us so that we can fix it. Again: This document is not legally binding. Do read the legal document.
TL;DR - Terms and Conditions
- This company is based in Germany, so German law applies. Data protection laws in Germany are stricter than in most other countries, but otherwise this should make little difference for you.
- When you run a Scenario, the programs executed to solve it are the property of contributors, and you are making a contract with that contributor. We are just an intermediary.
- We try to make sure that only useful software gets executed, but if it should happen that a malicious user uploads harmful software that slips through our nets, it's the fault of that contributor and not our fault.
- Contributors can charge fees for the execution of their programs, and we take a 30% cut of that. Note that payment is not actually implemented yet. This may change later depending on the payment model(s) we decide on.
- Contributors agree that this Software License Agreement is applied to all the software they upload. See here for the TL;DR version.
- You can use the website without logging in, but if you do then the data you upload is made publicly available to developers so that they can improve their programs. Note: This feature has not actually been implemented yet (the data is not actually made available to anyone right now).
- There is a whole list of things that Contributors and End-Users are not allowed to do in sections 7, 8 and 9 of the legal document. This is necessary since our legal counsel advises us that "just don't be an a**hole" is not valid legal phrasing and needs to be elaborated upon. If you are not an a**hole, you can safely skip reading this.
- The data you upload is treated confidentially and will not be given to anyone. The exception to this is if you use the website while not logged in, as mentioned above.
- You can choose security parameters that influence how critically Elody filters out programs uploaded by contributors. Relaxing these parameters means that you will be able to use programs that are newer and haven't been properly evaluated yet. If you choose security settings that are too lax when you are actually doing something with very high security requirements, you don't get to blame us if something bad happens.