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Terms of Service

The OSSKB.ORG website and API service (“OSSKB”) is provided by the Software Transparency Foundation (Fundación para la Transparencia del Software) with Spanish TAX ID G16840852, located in Calle Prim 15, 4 derecha, 28004 Madrid, Spain (“STF”).

Users must accept and agree to be bound to these Terms before making use of the OSSKB.

The OSSKB allows identification of source code fingerprints against a database, which contains fingerprints of known Open Source software. The identifications made by the OSSKB are based on a mathematical comparison of fingerprints with the fingerprints available in the database at the time of comparison. This method of comparison may lead to false positives and false negatives. Therefore, the results provided should be understood as hints of possible identification that would require further human assessment.

The service provided by the OSSKB is the result of an automatic mathematical comparison and does not represent legal advise of any kind.

Software identifications are provided with additional metadata that might include but is not limited to: software licenses names, copyright statements, quality indicators, vulnerabilities, etc. This metadata is linked by automated processes that are prone to misidentifications.

STF may log usage information for the sole purpose of monitoring service load and for the purpose of improving the OSSKB.

STF may limit the number or frequency of transactions per user through the OSSKB with the purpose of ensuring availability and performance to all users.

STF may perform, without previous notice, upgrade the OSSKB which may add, modify or remove certain features or data sets. The STF does not guarantee any backwards compatibility with earlier versions after each upgrade.

Information provided by the OSSKB can only be used to perform software identification. Exploiting the information that the OSSKB provides in any other way is not authorized.

Unless expressly provided otherwise the compilation of all content in the OSSKB and the tool is the exclusive property of of the STF.

The OSSKB is provided free of charge on best-effort basis, without any guarantee of availability or performance.

The OSSKB is designed for professional use only and it is not offered for end-consumer use.

The OSSKB provides a mere mirror view of individual source code files along with their respective location in their original repositories. This mirror view does not imply any proper distribution of source code, but instead is provided with the sole purpose of comparing code to assist with license compliance enforcement, input for legal advise and license good practices. Users accept that any other use of the contents described herein requires downloading the source code from the provided URLs and following the respective license conditions.

The STF does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by the OSSKB. Except to the extent required by applicable law, in no event will STF be liable on any legal theory for any special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages arising out the use of information provided by the OSSKB. In particular, it will not be liable for the following: a. accuracy, completeness, etc. of the information provided, Previews or Content; b. any infringement of privacy, publicity, copyrights or other rights, including infringement of copyrights to information made available through the OSSKB under conditions that were not approved by the right holder; c. any use by third parties that goes beyond the rights expressed in these terms of use.

Users shall defend, exonerate, indemnify and hold STF harmless from any damages, loss, claim, demands, suits or other actions not only from its own by from other third parties caused by the use of the platform.

STF reserves the right to amend these terms of use. Users will be bound to the amended terms of use. Every subsequent reference to ‘these terms of use’ is considered to refer to the amended terms of use will be updated in the OSSKB website. Users must agree to these terms before making use of the OSSKB.

The rights provided to the User in these terms of use will expire automatically upon any breach by the User of the terms included herein.

These terms of use are governed by the laws of Spain. Users hereby exclusively accept the jurisdiction and competence of the Courts of the City of Madrid

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