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Use of Skype Software
Skype Phone software, sometimes referred to as (the “Software”) and accompanying documentation that are made available by download from this Site or on CD-ROM format are the copyrighted work of Skype. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement that accompanies or is included with such Software and is also referenced on this website. You will not be able to download or install any software that is accompanied by or includes an end user license agreement unless you agree to the terms of such end user license agreement. If you do not agree to such terms, you will not be able to use the Software. You may not decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software available on the Site.
If you have previously installed and accepted the End User License Agreement for the P2P Networking component from Joltid Ltd., your web browser will utilize this component to download the Skype software, provided that this component is running at the time you chose to download Skype. This is done to reduce download time for users and reduce the load of our file server.
Warranties and Disclaimers
Except as expressly provided otherwise in a written agreement between you and Skype, the materials in or purchased through this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Skype disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or the warranty of non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, Skype does not warrant that the functions contained in the service will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this service or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Skype does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this service in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not Skype) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. Without limitation of the foregoing, you acknowledge that as a service to users of the Skype service, we include links to other web sites on the world wide web portion of the internet and that Skype has no control over, and makes no representations of any kind whatsoever, regarding the content or appropriateness of content on such web sites and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such web sites.
Term of Use
Skype may provide links to other sites that we feel are relevant and interesting to our users (“Link Sites”). Skype is not responsible for the content on the Link Sites and is not responsible for the accuracy of the information and intellectual property notices therein. Some of these Link Sites may provide you with opportunities to purchase products (“Products”). We do not endorse any of the Products nor do we make any representations or warranties in connection with the Products.
Please exercise respect when participating in any of Skype’s community features such as Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, Email functions, etc. (“User Materials”). You may not submit or publish through Skype any User Materials that are libelous, defamatory, pornographic, an invasion of privacy, obscene, abusive, illegal, racist, offensive, an infringement on any intellectual property rights of a third party or would otherwise violate the rights of any third party. Furthermore, you may not submit or publish User Materials through Skype that solicit funds or services, contain advertising or include programs that contain viruses or any other programs designed to impair the functionality of any computer.
Please remember that we do not monitor the contents of these community features and cannot be held responsible for the User Materials. Therefore, we apologize in advance for any offensive or otherwise displeasing User Materials.
The Submissions shall be deemed the property of Skype. Skype shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions throughout the universe in perpetuity and shall be entitled to use the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions. In any event, any Submissions you send to Skype will not be treated as confidential and Skype shall not be liable for any disclosure of the Submissions.
Accounts and Security
Skype does not warrant that the functions contained in the service provided by the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this service or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.
You shall notify Skype of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your Account, at Skype’s sole discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.
Notification of Copyright Infringement
Skype will investigate notices of copyright infringement and take appropriate actions. If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on this Site or on sites linked to from this Site, please notify Skype.
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3), a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication addressed to the designated agent as set forth below, and must include substantially all of the following:
- a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is alleged to have been infringed;
- a description of the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed (“infringed work”) and identification of what material in such work(s) is claimed to be infringing (“infringing work”) and which you request to be removed or access to which is to be disabled;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
- information sufficient to permit Skype to contact you, such as your physical address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in your Notice in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you that the information in your Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
For Notice of claims of copyright infringement, Skype can be reached by our contact form.
This Site is controlled and operated by Skype. Skype makes no representation that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in your location. Those who choose to access this Site from any location do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
By accessing this Site, you and Skype agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Luxembourg, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on this Site are the property of Skype or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of Skype or such third party, which may own the Marks. Skype and the Skype logo are trademarks of Skype Technologies S.A.
Last revised September 6, 2004.