Terms of Service
This document is a translation of Terms of Service for SOTA+ Services in English. In case of conflict between the Russian version of Terms of Service for SOTA+ Service and this translation - only the Russian version of Terms of Service for SOTA+ Service is legally binding. The Russian version of Terms of Service for SOTA+ Service can be found here: https://sotaplus.me/legal/terms/ru/.
Date of publication: 31.01.2022
Current version is available at: https://sotaplus.me/legal/terms/
1. General Provisions
1.1. LLC “SOTA PLUS” (hereinafter – “SOTA+”) offers Internet users (hereinafter – the “User”) the opportunity to use its service on the terms and conditions of this Terms of Service (hereinafter - the “Terms”, “Terms of Service”). this Terms shall take effect upon the User’s express agreement with its terms according to Clause 1.3 hereof.
1.3. By starting the use of any service/certain functions or going through the registration procedure, the User shall be deemed to have accepted the terms of this Terms in full without any limitations or exceptions. If the User does not agree to any provisions of this Terms, the User must not use SOTA+ service. If SOTA+ makes any amendments to these Terms as prescribed by Clause 1.2 hereof to which the User does not agree, the User shall cease to use any SOTA+ services.
2. User Registration. User Account
2.1. To use certain SOTA+ services or certain specific functions of services, the User shall complete registration to create a unique account. A user shall reach the minimum age of 16 years in order to exercise the right to register an account and use SOTA+ services independently within the legal capacity established by applicable law. Minors may only use the services with the consent of parents or other legal representatives, or when as it is prescribed otherwise by applicable law. Certain SOTA+ services may impose other age restrictions, which may additionally be indicated in legal documents or in the interface / description of the site, application and / or other software product.
2.2. Upon registration the User shall provide valid and complete information requested in the registration form and shall regularly update such information. If the User provides invalid information or SOTA+ has reasons to believe that any information provided by the User is incomplete or invalid, SOTA+ may at its discretion block or delete the User’s account or deny the User the use of the service (or certain functions).
2.2.1. When signing up, the User may upload an image for his/her profile (user icon). The profile image shall meet the requirements of Section 4 of this Terms.
2.2.2. When the User uses his/her image as a profile image, the User is aware and agrees that SOTA+ may publish and further use the User’s image in promotional items, corporate blogs, and SOTA+ accounts in third-party resources.
2.4. Means of access to the User’s account.
2.4.1. When registering, the User himself chooses the login (a unique symbolic name of the User's Personal Account) and the password for access to the Personal Account. SOTA+ has the right to prohibit the use of specific logins and to identify the requirements for login and password (length, admissible characters etc.)
2.4.2 After registration of the Personal Account in accordance with the procedure prescribed by paragraph 2.4.1 of the Terms, the User has the possibility to start using an alternative means of authentication to access the Personal account by replacing the set password with it. The access to such a means is provided through setting a two-factor authentication in the User’s Personal Account management interface.
2.4.3 After the User logs in, account details the User entered on his or her device can be automatically saved in the device’s browser before the User winds it up with his or her account and will not require any additional means to access the account each time the SOTA+ service is used.
2.5. The User shall be responsible for security of the chosen means of access to his/her account and for confidentiality of such means. The User shall be responsible for any actions (and their consequences) in and with the SOTA+ service through the User’s account including voluntary transfer by the User of information required to access the User account to third parties on any conditions (including by contracts or agreements). Any actions in or with the SOTA+ service performed through the User’s account shall be considered done by the User, except for the cases when the User as prescribed by Clause 2.6 hereof notifies SOTA+ of unauthorized access to the SOTA+ service through the User’s account and/or any other breach (alleged breach) of confidentiality of the chosen means of access to his/her account (password or means of two-factor authentication).
2.6. The User shall promptly inform SOTA+ of any instances of unauthorized (not allowed by the User) access to the SOTA+ service through the User’s account and/or any breach (alleged breach) of confidentiality of the chosen means of access to his/her account. For security reasons, the User shall securely sign out after completing each session (Sign Out button) of operating the SOTA+ service. SOTA+ shall not be responsible for any potential loss or damage of information as well as any other consequences appearing as a result of failure by the User to comply with this part of this Terms.
2.7. Account use by the User.
2.7.1. The User may not reproduce, duplicate or copy, sell, resell or use for any commercial purposes any parts of the SOTA+ service (including content available to the User through the service) or access to the SOTA+ service, except when authorized by SOTA+.
2.8. Account termination. SOTA+ may block or delete the User’s account as well as prohibit access through any account to the SOTA+ service and delete any content without giving reasons including in case the User violates the terms of this Terms and in case of failure to use a service.
2.9. User account deletion.
2.9.1. The User may at any time delete its account at the SOTA+ service.
2.9.2. An account shall be deleted by SOTA+ as follows:
188.8.131.52. an account is blocked for one month during which the User cannot access its account, while the content posted through such account may be deleted;
184.108.40.206. if within such period the User's account is restored, the User’s access to the account will be renewed, but the content posted through such account might not be restored;
220.127.116.11. if within such period, the User’s account is not restored, all content posted through the account shall be deleted, and the login shall be available to other users. From such a moment, restoration of account or any related information as well as access to the SOTA+ service through the account is not available.
3. General Usage and Storing Provisions
3.1. SOTA+ may impose restrictions on the use of services for all Users or certain categories of Users (depending on the User’s location, language of the service, etc.) including: availability/unavailability of certain service functions, any other content, special parameters of downloadable content, etc. SOTA+ may prohibit automatic requests to its servers as well as terminate acceptance of any automatically generated information (for instance, electronic spam).
3.2. SOTA+ has the right to send information messages to the users. SOTA+ is also entitled to serve the User with advertising messages (a) subject to the consent of the User, obtained by the methods complying with the applicable law, or (b) in case the User did not opt out from receiving such messages (when registering or by using the respective functionality).
4. User Content
4.1. The User shall be responsible for compliance of any content posted by the User with applicable legal requirements including responsibility to third parties in case posting by the User of any content or its subject matter infringes on rights and legitimate interests of third parties including personal non-property rights of authors, any other intellectual property rights of third parties and/or encroaches on other intangible assets.
5. Terms of service use
5.1. The User shall be responsible to third parties for any actions related to the use of Service including any actions resulting in violation of rights and legitimate interests of third parties as well as compliance with laws upon using the Service.
5.2. Upon using the SOTA+ Service, the User shall not:
5.2.1. download, send, transmit or in any other way post and/or distribute any content that is illegal, harmful, slanderous, unethical or violates intellectual property rights, promotes hatred and/or racial, ethnic, sexual, religious or social discrimination or is insulting to any persons and/or organizations;
5.2.2. violate third party rights including underage people and/or cause harm in any way;
5.2.3. impersonate any other person or representative of an organization and/or community without being authorized to do so, including employees of SOTA+, website owners and apply any other forms and methods of unlawful representation of other persons online as well as mislead other users and SOTA+ regarding features and characteristics of any subjects or objects;
5.2.4. download, send, transmit or otherwise post and/or distribute content if not authorized to do so by law or contract;
5.2.5. collect and store personal information of other persons without proper authorization;
5.2.6. interfere with regular operation of SOTA+ websites and services;
5.2.7. assist any actions to violate any restrictions and prohibitions imposed by this Terms;
5.2.8. otherwise violate legal standards including international law.
6. Exclusive Rights to the Service and Content
6.1. Any objects available through SOTA+ services including design elements, text, graphics, illustrations, video, software, databases, music, soundtracks and other objects (hereinafter – service content) as well as any content posted at SOTA+ services are exclusive property of SOTA+, Users and other right holders.
The personal non-commercial use by the User of service content elements and any content is authorized upon preservation of all marks of copyright, associated rights, trademarks, other notices of copyright, preservation of the name (pseudonym) of the author/right holder’s name unchanged and preservation of corresponding object unchanged. The exception shall be cases directly stated by Russian laws or user agreements of the SOTA+ service.
7.1. SOTA+ shall be responsible for its advertising at the SOTA+ service to the extent prescribed by Russian laws.
8. No Guarantees, Limitation of Liability
8.1. The User uses SOTA+ service at his own risk. Services are provided as is. SOTA+ accepts not responsibility including for compliance of services with the User's goals.
8.2. SOTA+ does not guarantee that service comply/will comply with User's requirements; that service will be provided without interruptions, promptly, sustainably and without errors; that results received with the use of service are accurate and reliable and may be used for any purposes or in any capacity (for instance, for identification and/or verification of any facts); that the quality of any product, service, information, etc. received through the services will meet the User's expectations.
8.3. Any information and/or materials (including downloadable software, messages, any instructions and guidelines, etc.) which the User accesses through the SOTA+ service may be used by the User at his own risk and the User shall be responsible for any potential consequences of the use of such information and/or materials including any damage to the User’s computer or third parties, loss of information or any other damage.
8.4. SOTA+ shall not be liable for any losses resulting from the User using SOTA+ services or separate parts/ functions of services.
8.5. Under any circumstances, SOTA+’s liability under Article 15 of the Civil Code of Russia is limited to 10,000 (ten thousand) RF rubles and shall be imposed in case of guilty actions.
9. Other Provisions
9.1. This Terms is an agreement between the User and SOTA+ regarding the procedure of using service and shall replace all previous agreements between the User and SOTA+.
9.2. This Terms shall be regulated and interpreted according to laws of the Russian Federation. Any issues not regulated hereby shall be settled according to Russian law. Any disputes arising out of relations regulated by this Terms shall be settled as prescribed by applicable Russian laws according to Russian legal standards. In any part of this Terms, unless otherwise stated, the term “law” shall mean laws of the Russian Federation as well as laws of the country of the User’s location.
9.3. Due to the fact that the service under this Terms is provided free of charge, standards on consumer rights' protection under Russian laws shall not apply to relations between the User and SOTA+.
9.5. Nothing in this Terms shall be interpreted as agency, partnership, mutual activities, employment or any other relations not directly stated in this Terms.
9.6. If for any reasons one or several provisions of this Terms are declared invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof.
9.7. Failure by SOTA+ to act in case of violation by the User or any other users of the provisions of this Terms shall not deprive SOTA+ of the right to take action to protect its interests in the future and shall not be interpreted as waiver by SOTA+ of its rights in case of any future similar or identical violations.
9.8. This Terms is made in the Russian language and in certain cases may be provided to the User for review in a different language. In case of any differences between the Russian text of this Terms and the text of this Terms in any other language, the Russian text shall prevail.
Date of publication: 31.01.2022.