Terms of Service

Effective from: 25 August 2020

This website is operated by Zorin OS Technologies Ltd., a private company limited by shares, registered in Ireland with company number 591652 and registered address at Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8. Throughout the site, the terms “Zorin”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Zorin OS Technologies Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Zorin offers this website, including all information, tools, and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our sites you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the sites, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/or contributors of content. These Terms do not apply to any of our products or other services. The terms and conditions for the software within Zorin OS are set out individually for each software package. You can view the applicable terms for an individual software package in the designated location on your Zorin OS system, such as by opening the "copyright" file inside the /usr/share/doc/[package-name] folder.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our websites. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference. By accessing or using any part of the sites, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you should not access the websites or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current websites shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our websites. We will give you reasonable notice of any major changes made to these Terms of Service. Your continued use of, or access to, the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to the use of our website:


Website terms

The Service is only available to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law, and is not available to minors. By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your country of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

In connection with your use of the Services, you shall not by any means:

  • Transmit any software, malware, program, file, worms, viruses or code of a destructive nature;
  • Use any robot, spider, script, or any manual or automated application or means to extract, download, retrieve, index, mine, scrape, reproduce, or circumvent the presentation, operation, or intended use of any feature, function, or part of the Services;
  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the Service is provided, without express written permission by us;
  • Use the Services to make unsolicited offers, requests, advertisements, or spam;
  • Impersonate or pretend to be anyone else but you;
  • Violate or infringe upon the privacy, publicity, intellectual property, or other proprietary rights of third parties; or
  • Engage in any activity that is criminal or tortious in nature, or otherwise contrary to the law, or infringes the rights of another including, without limitation, fraud, stalking, defaming, abusing, harassing, or threatening.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.


General conditions

We reserve the right to refuse the Service to anyone for any reason at any time.

You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve: (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

We and our licensors are the sole owners of the Services, including, but not limited to, all content, features, and functions, and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and other intellectual property rights contained within the Services.

You agree that all right, title, and interest in the Services will remain ours or our licensors' exclusive property. Nothing in these Terms gives you a right to reproduce, copy, distribute, sell, broadcast, license, or otherwise use the Zorin name or any of our trade marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. You may not modify, rent, lease, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Services unless we have given prior written consent to do so.

The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.


Accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of information

We are not responsible for communication malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, or lost, stolen, or misdirected, transmissions, messages or entries, or the security of any such communications on our website. We are not responsible if information made available on this site, whether caused by user(s), by technical or human error or by any of the programming associated with the website, is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.


Modifications to the Service

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof), to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; to implement technical adjustments or improvements; or for any other reason, without notice at any time.

We reserve the right to suspend the Service to deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes, or to update the Service to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements. We will try to give you notice of any suspension.

We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.


Products or services

We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or access to the Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.

We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.


Optional tools

We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.

You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools “as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.

Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).

We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.



User comments, feedback, and other submissions

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, “comments”), you agree that such comments shall be deemed and shall remain our property, and that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation to:

  1. maintain any comments in confidence;
  2. pay compensation for any comments; or
  3. respond to any comments

Zorin shall own all rights relating to comments, (including without limitation intellectual property rights and moral rights to the furthest extent possible under applicable law) and shall be entitled to use of the feedback without restriction for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you.

You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain defamatory or otherwise unlawful, abusive, offensive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, falsely imply that you’re affiliated with or endorsed by Zorin, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.


Personal information

Your submission of personal information through the websites is governed by our Privacy Policy.


Errors, inaccuracies, and omissions

Occasionally there may be information on our sites or in the Service that contains typographical errors, including but not limited to inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.


Prohibited uses

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the sites or their content:

  1. for any unlawful purpose;
  2. to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts;
  3. to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances;
  4. to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others;
  5. to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability;
  6. to submit false or misleading information;
  7. to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet;
  8. to collect or track the personal information of others;
  9. to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape;
  10. for any obscene or immoral purpose; or
  11. to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet.

We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.


Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable. We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that the Service will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. We expressly disclaim all representations and warranties, express and implied, including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We make no warranty that the Service will be error free or that the information obtained from the services will be accurate, up-to-date, complete or reliable, that the quality of the services will be satisfactory to you, or that errors or defects will be corrected. We make no guarantee regarding the reliability, accuracy, or quality of any communication that is posted on or via the Service.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the Service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and all products and services delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no case shall Zorin, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers, or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the Service or any products procured using the Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility.


Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Zorin and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party. We reserve the right to assume all or any part of the defence of any such claims and negotiations for settlement and you agree to fully cooperate with us in doing so.


Severability

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable by a court, arbitrator or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.


Termination

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our sites.

If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).


Entire agreement

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.


Governing law

Please note that this Terms of Service, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Irish law. You and we both agree that the courts of Ireland will have exclusive jurisdiction.


Contacting us

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us on this page or written to us at the below address:

Legal, Zorin OS Technologies Limited
Guinness Enterprise Centre
Taylor's Lane
Dublin 8
Ireland

Older version

Before 25 August 2020