15 February 2024
Terms and Conditions of Use for the Eclipse Foundation Website and Related Services
This Website may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. The Content on this Website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors and may be changed or updated without notice. The Eclipse Foundation may also make improvements and/or changes to the Content at any time without notice.
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The Eclipse Foundation and its Members do not want to receive confidential information from you through this Website and related services. Please note that, with the exception of the personal information submitted by you in the process of either creating or updating the personal information associated with your Eclipse account or when executing an agreement with us such as the Eclipse Contribution Agreement, any information or material submitted through the Website will be deemed NOT to be confidential and will be publicly available.
You are prohibited from posting, transmitting, or storing to or from this Website or to any service offered by the Eclipse Foundation (each referred to as a "Submission") any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law. Further, all Submissions made by you to the Website must be in conformance to the Eclipse Community Code of Conduct, which may be found here: https://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/Community_Code_of_Conduct.php and the Eclipse Foundation Communication Channel Guidelines which may be found here: https://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/communication-channel-guidelines/ .
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If you repeatedly provide manifestly illegal Content or if you repeatedly issue infringement notices, or if you frequently send e-mails about alleged infringement Content that are manifestly unfounded, we will issue a warning to you, and subsequently we may bar you, for a reasonable period of time, from using our Website or UDS, or from issuing infringement notices. Examples of facts and circumstances we take into account before we decide to bar you as mentioned are the gravity and/or frequency of the misuses, including the nature of illegal content and its consequence.
User Data Services ("UDS")
As a service to you, Eclipse.org services or Eclipse software may offer functionality whereby you can store or share certain information on Eclipse Foundation’s computer systems, so that it is accessible to you from various devices that you use. Examples include, but are not limited to, Eclipse IoT sandbox servers and the User Storage Service. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL INFORMATION THAT YOU STORE OR SHARE WITH ECLIPSE WILL BE PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE ON THE INTERNET IN UNENCRYPTED FORM AND WITHOUT ANY ACCESS RESTRICTIONS. Do not store or share passwords, any personally identifiable information ("PII"), any confidential business information, or anything else that you do not want to be generally and publicly available. By using this functionality, any information that you store or share (the "Stored Information") will be subject to the CC0 1.0 Creative Commons licence, where, for purposes of that licence, the Stored Information shall constitute the "Work" and you shall be the "Affirmer". What that means is that anybody who accesses your information on the Internet has a worldwide, unrestricted, royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use, make, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, sell, distribute, sublicense or otherwise transfer the Stored Information without any obligation to you, including any obligation of attribution.
The Eclipse Foundation reserves the right to discontinue these services at any time or to remove any specific Stored Information from owned or controlled computer systems at any time, and Eclipse Foundation does not commit to making Stored Information available at all times in the future.
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If Content is licensed to you under the terms and conditions of a version of the Eclipse Public License ("EPL"), with respect to such Content, the term "Contributions" as used herein shall have the meaning provided in the EPL, and any such Contributions uploaded, submitted, or otherwise made available by you to the Eclipse Foundation and/or the Members and/or users of this Website shall be governed by the terms and conditions of the EPL and can be made available to others under the terms of the EPL.
If Content is licensed to you under licence terms and conditions other than the EPL ("Other Licence") with respect to such Content the term "Contributions" as used herein shall mean any modifications, enhancements and/or other code and/or documentation related to such Content uploaded, submitted, or otherwise made available by you to the Eclipse Foundation and/or the Members and/or users of this Website, and such Contributions shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of the Other License. In addition, with regard to such Contributions, you agree to provide the Contributions under the terms and conditions of the Other License, provided however that the Eclipse Foundation shall have the right to reject any Contributions if the acceptance by the Eclipse Foundation would be in any way inconsistent with the Eclipse Foundation's Intellectual Property Policy.
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"Specification Content" is the collection of interface definitions for the application or user interfaces ("Interfaces") provided by the work to which your Contribution was made, descriptions of the structure and semantic behaviour of those Interfaces, and data formats and protocols associated with those Interfaces, all of which as are reasonably necessary to enable the development of independent implementations of those Interfaces. For the sake of clarity, Specification Content does not include implementation detail of how the Eclipse project code or your Contribution implements the Interfaces in the Specification and the Specification Grant provided above would not cover such additional material.
To the extent you submit or otherwise make available to an Eclipse Foundation Specification Project (as that term is defined by the Intellectual Property Policy) any ideas, concepts, methods or other information, you agree that you will not assert, based on such submissions, any intellectual property rights that are essential to any implementation of the submission, against the Eclipse Foundation, its contributors, or its licensees, with respect to any implementation of such Specification (as that term is defined by the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process). To further clarify, such submissions include, but are not limited to, submissions made to any public communications channel such as an email list, forum, communication channel, or issue.
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