Samsung Developers Terms and Conditions

Please read all of the following Terms and Conditions carefully. These general terms and conditions shall govern the use by you of the Samsung Developers website (developer.samsung.com) and together shall constitute an agreement between you and Samsung Electronics. Co. Ltd. ("Samsung"). The terms of the Privacy Policy are incorporated into these terms and conditions by reference. If you have any questions about the terms and conditions, or do not agree to them, then please email us at support.dev@samsung.com, before using the website.

Samsung may change these terms and conditions or its privacy policy at any time by updating this page. You shall therefore check this page from time to time to review these terms and conditions to ensure that you agree with any changes. Using or accessing this website indicates your continuing acceptance of any updates to the terms and conditions. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, then please do not continue to use the website.

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Information about Samsung Developers

Samsung is a company existing under the laws of the Republic of Korea, with its place of business at 416, Maetan-3Dong, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon-City, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea 443-742.

Access to the Website and Samsung Intellectual Property Rights

This website allows you to use the contents contained within it for your own use and benefit. Samsung shall have the right to modify, withdraw or deny access to the website at any time, including introducing charges for its use or other restrictions on access.
The website and all the materials contained within it are protected by intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademarks, patents, design rights, database rights, and rights in confidential information), and, as such, they either belong to Samsung or are licensed to Samsung to use. The materials include, but are not limited to, the design, layout, logos, brands, look, appearance and graphics of the website, plus content such as software, documents and other materials which appear on it. You may not copy, redistribute, republish or otherwise make the materials on the website available to anyone else for a commercial purpose without consent of Samsung in writing.

You may only print or download materials from the website for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that:

Notwithstanding the foregoing, specific license terms for materials on the website may allow broader rights of use, subject to such terms.

Nothing in these terms and conditions grants any license to use any Samsung brand. [However, you may be entitled to use the developer.samsung.com logo in accordance with our published guidance from time to time.]

Samsung Goods and Services

Samsung may display the availability of some goods and/or services on this website. Some of these goods and/or services may only be available in certain jurisdictions and Samsung therefore reserves the right to choose where such goods and/or services are supplied. By informing the availability of any goods and/or services, Samsung does not warrant that such goods and/or services will be available in your jurisdiction and you should check with your local Samsung contact for further information. Where Samsung does supply goods and/or services, whether through this website or other means, additional terms and conditions may apply.

Remote Test Lab

Remote Test Lab is service where a qualifying user can conduct testing of software applications suitability or compatibility for certain Samsung devices through the website. The availability and nature of the devices that Samsung makes available in connection with the Remote Test Lab service shall be posted on the website and updated from time to time. However, Samsung does not guarantee that any specific device will be available at any particular time and users should check the website from time to time to see what devices are in fact available.

Remote Test Lab uses the simulation of an actual device and, as such, may not replicate exact operating conditions. Production models may vary from devices made available through the Remote Test Lab service and therefore users are advised to test applications on production models as well as through Remote Test Lab.

Remote Test Lab service is only available to you if you are a qualified, registered user of developer.samsung.com, and you will only have access to the service for a specific defined period of time (which varies depending on the test device). Once the defined period of time has elapsed, access to Remote Test Lab will cease and you should make sure that all your test or other data in connection with Remote Test Lab is properly saved.

By using Remote Test Lab, you agree and acknowledge that Samsung is not liable for any loss of data or software in connection with your access to the service, and that, prior to the release of any application or device into manufacture, further tests will need to be conducted in recognition of the fact that Remote Test Lab is not a substitute for any such required tests.

By Using Remote Test Lab, You Warrant That:

Software Downloads

When we make software available for users to download through developer.samsung.com, any such download is subject to the terms of our end user license agreement, in addition to these terms and conditions. We may also wish to specify certain additional licensing terms in connection with specific software and, if any such additional software licensing terms apply, these will be notified to you at the time you agree to license the software.

Sample Code

Samsung may publish on the website what Samsung terms "Sample Code", which is software developed by Samsung and which Samsung makes freely available for developers to use. under the terms of the Sample Code license. The terms of the Sample Code license will be notified to you at the time you agree to license any Sample Code from Samsung.

Uploading Material to the Forum Website

Any material you upload to developer.samsung.com will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right (at no charge) to use, copy, distribute, sub-license and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who makes reasonable claims that any material posted or uploaded by you to the website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

Samsung reserves the right to remove any material or posting you make on the website if, in its opinion, such material does not comply with Samsung's content standards. You warrant that any material you upload does not, and will not, infringe any third party intellectual property rights.

Forums

The members of developer.samsung.com are entitled to participate in the forums and blogs that are in operation on the website. The rules laid out below apply to anyone participating in the forums, blogging or other interaction with the website.

Forum Rules

Any submission of material by you to the forums means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the terms and conditions of below Forum Rules, which supplement the general website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Moderation

Samsung is under no obligation to you or any other person to oversee, monitor or moderate the forums or any other services Samsung provides on the website and Samsung may therefore stop moderating the forums at any time. Samsung reserves the right to remove, or to disable access to, any posted contribution which Samsung deems to be potentially defamatory of any person, or otherwise inappropriate, or which Samsung deems unlawful or in violation of any third party rights. Samsung expressly excludes liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of developer.samsung.com by any person in contravention of these rules.

Submission of Contributions

There is no limit to the length of a contribution. Please note that your contribution will not be anonymous. Before making a contribution, you must register with Samsung Developers. the Number of posts, joining date, and location, will appear as part of your published contribution.

Content Standards

The content standards below must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. We will determine, at our discretion, whether a contribution breaches the content standards.

A contribution must be accurate (where it states facts), be genuinely held (where it states opinions), comply with all -the applicable laws applicable in the country from which it is posted, and be relevant.

A contribution must not:

License

By submitting a contribution to developer.samsung.com, you agree to grant Samsung, and any other company or corporation within the Samsung group, a non-exclusive license to use that contribution. Although you will still own the copyright to your contribution, we will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in your contribution. This license will be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-license. We may exercise all copyright and publicity rights in the material contained in your contribution, in all jurisdictions, to their full extent, and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material.

By submitting your contribution to developer.samsung.com, you are warranting that you have the right to grant Samsung the non-exclusive license described above and that it does not infringe any third party rights (including third party intellectual property rights).

If you are not in a position to developer.samsung.com, please do not submit the contribution to developer.samsung.com.

Breach of These Rules

When we determine that a breach of the content standards has occurred or you have otherwise breached these Forum Rules, we may at our discretion take such action as we deem appropriate, including, without limitation, withdrawal of your right to use this website, removal of any contributions already posted on the website, and/or other legal action.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these Forum Rules.

Complaints

If you wish to complain about any contribution posted on any Discussion Board Forum, please contact us at support.dev@samsung.com. We will then review the contribution and decide whether it complies with our content standards. We will deal with any contribution which, in our opinion, breaches the standards (see above). We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.

Changes to Forum Rules

Samsung may revise the Forum Rules at any time. Please therefore check this page from time to time to make note of any changes. Samsung assumes no liability or responsibility for notifying changes of the Forum Rules.

Terms and Conditions

The Deverloper.samsung.com terms and conditions will apply in addition to these specific Forum Rules.

SEED Program Introduction

The SEED Program rewards points and membership levels to all forum users. Any member of the Samsung Developers website can post on the forum, with SEED points as rewards.

SEED Program Terms and Conditions and Program Policies

This Terms and Conditions define details concerning SEED program participation, such as participant qualifications and methods of participation. It is assumed that all users in the forum have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions.

The Terms and Conditions and the policies related to the SEED Program (membership levels, benefits by membership level, SEED rewarding criteria, and the period of validity for rewarded SEED points), are subject to change at any time at Samsung’s discretion. Please check the SEED Program webpage often as Samsung will post notification of changes there.

SEED Program Disclosure Settings

Individual SEED information of the forum users will be posted to the public on the Forum Activity page or the Hall of Fame in the Events page. (Please contact developers.samsung@samsung.com if you wish to delete your information or do not wish to disclose your SEED information publicly.)

SEED Program Membership Levels

SEED Reward Criteria

Threads and posts containing abusive or defamatory language as well as advertisements will be deleted. SEEDs resulting from these activities may be subject to cancellation as well.

Threads cannot be deleted by the original poster once they receive a reply post. Instead, original posters may make deletion requests to the administrator, who will then decide whether or not to hide the thread in the forum. In order to make a deletion request, an original poster can report the reason for the request in the box that appears when clicking the [Delete] button.

Our Liability to You

These terms and conditions do not exclude our liability (if any) to you for:

Samsung does not guarantee that this website:

Samsung is only liable to you for losses which you suffer as a result of a breach of these terms and conditions by us. You are solely responsible for all and any losses which you may incur which were not a foreseeable consequence of us breaching these terms and conditions (for example if you and Samsung could not have contemplated those losses before or when you accessed this website). Samsung’s liability to you shall not in any circumstances include any business losses that you may incur, including, but not limited to, lost data, lost profits, lost revenue or business interruption.

By using the developer.samsung.com website, you agree to indemnify Samsung, and other companies and corporations in the Samsung group, against any costs, damage, claims, liabilities and expenses incurred as a result of your breach of these Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy, and/or any other applicable terms (including the Forum Rules).

Website Content

The information, documents, software and other materials ("Content") contained within developer.samsung.com are provided "as is" and are given for general information and interest purposes only. Samsung tries and ensures that the Content contained on the website is accurate and up to date, but Samsung cannot be held responsible for any errors, faults or inaccuracies. You should not therefore rely on the Content, and Samsung recommends that you take further advice or seek further guidance before taking any action based on it. You expressly agree and acknowledge that you use the Content at your sole risk and Samsung assumes no liability or responsibility for any user content or information provided by other users of the website.

In particular, Samsung may make available software and technology which is "beta" (meaning that it has not been fully tested or tested at all) and you should make sure you use such technology at your sole risk and in a test environment taking into account the risk that it may cause damage to your software, hardware and other property you use.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude all representations, conditions, warranties or other terms which apply to such content/information, including any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular or any purpose, and non-infringement which might otherwise apply but for this clause.

If, in a relevant jurisdiction, these limitations and exclusions are not permitted, then our liability shall be limited and excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Linking

Samsung may link to other websites which are not within its control. When Samsung does this, Samsung will try and make it as clear as possible that you are leaving developer.samsung.com. Samsung is not responsible for these other sites in any way, and do not endorse them. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions and privacy policy on any other site which you visit.

You may not link to developer.samsung.com from another site without our consent in writing. Any consent would be subject to complying with the following guidelines:

Fees

The use of the Samsung Developers services is free of charge. Samsung reserves the right to charge for Samsung Developers services and to change its fees, at its discretion. Samsung may from time to time launch other services which may be subject to a separate charge and terms.

Contracting Online

Nothing on developer.samsung.com is intended to be, nor should be construed as, an offer to enter into a contractual relationship with you or anyone else, except for these terms and conditions, which govern the relationship between us in relation to your use of developer.samsungmobile.com and the services made available through it (plus any additional terms we impose in relation to specific products and/or services on the website).

If you make a contract with a third party who is named or referred to on developer.samsung.com, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are comfortable with the terms of that contract, and to take legal advice if necessary.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects whatsoever of these terms and conditions, or of any individual one of these terms and conditions, will be governed by the law of the Republic of Korea. The Seoul Central District Court will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of, or in connection with, these terms and conditions or the use of developer.samsung.com.

Age Limit

Everyone is welcome to visit developer.samsung.com. However, if you want to participate on certain sections of the website or in certain activities available on the website, for example join a club or group, or enter a contest, you must register to the website. In order to register, you must be at least 18 years old or receive your parents and/or guardians written consent.

Your Privacy

We will treat personal data provided by you to us in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You warrant that you are entitled to provide such personal data to us.