06 User Interaction Guidelines

User Interaction Guidelines

These User Interaction Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) have been updated as of April 5, 2018.

Please read these User Interaction Guidelines carefully. By accessing or using the Golem Network or Golem Website, you agree to be bound by the terms described herein and all terms incorporated by reference. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the Golem Network or the Golem Website.

I. Definitions

In these Guidelines:

  • “Company” means Golem Factory GmbH, a company construed under the Laws of Switzerland;
  • “Golem Network” means a global, open source, decentralized supercomputer that anyone can access;
  • “Providers” means a User who is contributing computer resources;
  • “Requestors” means a User who is renting out additional computing Power from the Network;
  • “Users” means any User of the Golem Network, i.e. a Provider or Requestor;
  • “Software” means the underlying software protocol that governs the Golem Network, which in this case is developed and published under the GNU GPL;
  • “GNU GPL” means the GNU General Public License version 3, a free, copyleft license for software. The terms and conditions for copying, distribution and modification the GNU GPL are available at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.de.html and form an integral part of these Guidelines;
  • “GNT” shall mean the Golem Network Token;
  • “ETH” shall mean the Cryptocurrency Ether.

II. Acceptance of Guidelines

By accepting these Guidelines, you acknowledge that neither the download of the Golem Software nor the use of the Golem Network shall constitute, or be deemed to constitute, a partnership, association, joint venture or other co-operative entity between the Company and the Users. These Guidelines shall govern the interdependent ecosystem of Providers and Requestors of the Golem Network and the contractual relationships arising thereof. The contractual relationship arises only between the Provider and the Requestor and the Company does not form any part of such relationship.

III. The Golem Project

THE BETA VERSION SOFTWARE WILL BE DEPLOYED FOR TESTING PURPOSES ON THE ETHEREUM MAINNET AND THE ETHEREUM TESTNET. As the Software is of experimental nature and deployed for testing purposes only, you acknowledge that this Beta Version of the Software, even though developed in accordance to state of the art, is likely to: (i) contain bugs, defects, or errors (including any bug, defect, or error relating to or resulting from the display, manipulation, processing, storage, transmission, or use of data) that materially and adversely affects the use, functionality, or performance of the Golem Network or any product or system containing or used in conjunction with Golem.

IV. Eligibility

By using the Golem Network, you represent and warrant that you are of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction as is required to access the Golem Network and enter into arrangements as Provider or Requestor. You further represent that you are legally permitted to use Golem in your jurisdiction including owning cryptographic tokens of value and interacting with the Golem Network in any way. You further represent you are responsible for ensuring full compliance with the applicable laws in your jurisdiction and acknowledge that the Company is not liable for your compliance and failure to comply with such laws.

V. Rules of Conduct

By using the Golem Network, you commit to refrain from:

  • Post, request, transmit, render or otherwise make available or create through or in connection with the use of the Software any materials that are or may be: (a) illegal/non-compliant and or threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating, or otherwise fail to respect the rights and dignity of others; (b) defamatory, libelous, fraudulent or otherwise tortious; (c) obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise objectionable; or (d) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right, without the express prior written consent of the applicable owner.
  • Post, transmit or otherwise make available through or in connection with the use of the Software any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, scareware, malware or other computer code, file or program that is or is potentially harmful or invasive or intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment (each, a “Virus”).
  • Use the Golem Network for any purpose that is fraudulent or otherwise tortious or unlawful, including but not limited to illegal gambling, money laundering, fraud, blackmail, extortion, ransoming data or the financing of terrorism, intellectual property infringement, or violent or abusive activities.
  • Not to use, process or distribute any of the digital resources you receive from the Golem Network.

VI. Property Rights

All title, ownership and intellectual property rights being a result of the rental of computing power from Providers are fully owned by the Requestor. Providers contributing their computational resources are not eligible to any work product resulting of the use of their computing power.

VII. Jurisdiction and Governing Law

Any dispute between the Users and the Company shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent Courts of Zug, Switzerland, with the exclusion of any other jurisdiction or arbitration. This Disclaimer shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of Switzerland, excluding the Swiss conflict of law rules. The United Nations Convention for the International Sales of Goods ("Vienna Sales Convention") is excluded.