Samsung Developers Terms and Conditions
Information about Samsung Developers
Samsung is a company existing under the laws of the Republic of Korea, with its place of business at Samsung-Ro 129, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon-City, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea 16677
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:
- no materials are modified in any way
- no graphics are used separately from accompanying text
- copyright and trademark notices appear in all copies, and you acknowledge this website as the source of the materials and
- the people to whom you provide these materials are made aware of these restrictions.
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 actual devices, but may not replicate exact operation 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, but you may be restricted from using service without notice when trying prohibited behaviors such as, without limitation, locking device with PIN number or pattern or using the Remote Test Lab service to gain an unfair winning advantage over other participants in any events for Samsung devices. 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:
- you agree and ackowledge that the service is designed for testing applications on Samsung devices and the test results do not guarantee the use of applications on other devices.
- you will only use the service for testing of applications which are designed solely for use on Samsung devices
- you will uninstall any and all software or other content which has been used in connection with the service once you have completed your session
- you shall not attempt to copy, reverse engineer or decompile the Remote Test Lab device or any technology connected with it.
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.
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.
The members of developer.samsung.com are entitled to participate in the forum and blogs that are in operation on the website. The rules laid out below apply to anyone participating in the forum, blogging or other interaction with the website.
The company is under no obligation to you or any other person to oversee, monitor or moderate the forum or any other services Samsung provides on the website and Samsung may therefore stop moderating the forum 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. Your ID, name, profile image and your activity history such as the number of posts, joining date, badges you earned and so on, will appear as part of your published contribution.
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:
- be defamatory of any person
- be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
- promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
- disclose the name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, e-mail address or any other personal data in respect of any individual
- infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person
- breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence
- be in contempt of court
- be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person
- impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
- give the impression that the contribution emanates from Samsung if this is not the case
- advocate, promote, or incite any third party to commit, or assist, any unlawful or criminal act
- contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public for whom the statement is intended are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism
- contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.
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 dveloper.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.
If you wish to complain about any contribution posted on any category in the Forum, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Samsung Electronics America Forum Terms of Service
To use the forum, you must agree to Forum Terms of Service with Samsung Electronics America, the company that runs the forum.
These terms are available on forum.developer.samsung.com/tos.
Terms and Conditions
The developer.samsung.com terms and conditions will apply in addition to these specific Forum Rules.
Our Liability to You
These terms and conditions do not exclude our liability (if any) to you for:
- personal injury or death resulting from our negligence
- any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude our liability.
Samsung does not guarantee that this website:
- or any product and/or services provided through the website, will be compatible with all or any hardware and software which you may use
- will be available all the time or at any specific time.
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.
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.
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:
- links must be to the home page http://developer.samsung.com/
- you may not create a frame or any other border around developer.samsung.com
- the site from which you wish to link must comply with all relevant laws and regulations and must not contain content which may be considered to be distasteful or offensive
- and you must not imply that Samsung endorses, or is associated with, any other site, product or service
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.
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.samsung.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.
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.