License Agreement for the use of the Yandex Mail program
1. General Provisions
1.1. This License Agreement is an offer by YANDEX LLC (hereinafter referred to as Yandex) to the Internet user (hereinafter referred to as the User) for the use of the Yandex Mail program, the web version of which (Entry in the Unified Register of Russian Programs for Electronic Computers and Databases No. 13555 dated May 20, 2022) is available at: https://mail.yandex.ru, as well as through the Yandex Mail application for Android devices (Entry in the Unified Register of Russian Programs for Electronic Computers and Databases No. 6863 dated July 16, 2020) and IOS devices (Entry in the Unified Register of Russian Programs for Electronic Computers and Databases No. 6862 dated July 16, 2020) and software products for browsers (hereinafter referred to as the Program).
1.2. This License Agreement shall constitute a supplement to the User Agreement for Yandex Services regarding the procedure for using the Program.
In all matters not covered by this License Agreement, the relations between Yandex and the User in connection with the use of the Program shall be governed by the following documents (hereinafter referred to as the Regulatory Documents):
- User Agreement for Yandex Services posted at: https://yandex.com/legal/rules;
- The License Agreement for the use of the Yandex Disk program, posted at: https://yandex.com/legal/disk_termsofuse.
1.3. To use the Program via a PC, the User is entitled to use the Yandex Mail program for PCs, and to use the Program via mobile devices, the Yandex Mail application for mobile devices (hereinafter jointly referred to as the Programs). The use of the Programs shall be governed by the Yandex Desktop Software License Agreement https://yandex.com/legal/desktop_software_agreement and the Yandex Mail Mobile Application License Agreement https://yandex.ru/legal/mail_mobile_agreement, respectively.
1.4. By starting to use the Program/its individual functions, the User shall be deemed to have accepted this License Agreement on the terms of an ordinary non-exclusive license, as well as the terms and conditions of Regulatory Documents, to the full extent and without any reservations and exceptions. If the User does not agree with the provisions of these documents, the User is not entitled to use the Program.
1.5. This License Agreement and the Regulatory Documents may be amended by Yandex without any special notice, and the new versions of the License Agreement and Regulatory Documents shall come into force from the moment they are posted on the Internet at the addresses specified in this clause and in clause 1.4. of the License Agreement.
The current version of the License Agreement is always available at: https://yandex.com/legal/mail_termsofuse. The User shall solely bear the risk of not familiarizing itself with the new versions of the License Agreement and Regulatory Documents. By continuing to use the Program after amendments to the License Agreement or Regulatory Documents, the User shall be deemed to have accepted the new versions thereof.
If Yandex has made any amendments to this License Agreement, in the manner stipulated in this clause, the User, in case of any disagreement with them, shall stop using the Program.
1.6. By using the Program, the User agrees to receive informational messages. The User has the right to refuse to receive messages by using the appropriate functionality of the Program or by following the instructions specified in the received message.
2. Access to the Program. Use of the Program. Selected features of the Program
2.1. To start using the Program, the User shall register in compliance with the procedure described at section 2 of the User Agreement for Yandex Services (https://yandex.com/legal/rules) which will result in creation for the User of a unique account whose login shall be used in the Program as the address name for the mail box in firstname.lastname@example.org format (hereinafter referred to as the Mailbox).
For addressing purposes, the Mailbox may be assigned a different domain zone as part of the Mailbox address (including without limitation: com, kz, by, etc.). The User may use a telephone number linked to the User’s account as the login part in the Mailbox address via special settings in the Program.
2.2. The Program offers to the User the functions of the Program to the scope depending on the User’s settings, selected goals and capabilities of the Program, including the function of creating, drafting, editing, sending and receiving e-mails using the Mailbox and performing other actions provided by the Program functions.
2.3. The User shall have the right to use the Mailbox from the moment of registration of the account and until its deletion, or until access to the Mailbox is restricted/the User's account is limited at the discretion of Yandex.
The contents of the Mailbox may be subject to archiving if the User has not used it for more than 24 months. Within 6 months after the archive is created, the User can access the Mailbox and its contents by logging in to the Program and, following the instructions provided by the Program, continue to use the Mailbox. If the User has not accessed the Mailbox after its archiving, the Mailbox can be deleted.
If the User exceeds the limit of available disk storage space of the Yandex Disk Program, the Program functions may be restricted, in particular, sending or receiving e-mails with file attachments that exceed the free disk storage space of the User in the Yandex Disk Program may be suspended.
Furthermore, in case of blocking in the Yandex Disk program on the grounds of clause 4.8.2 of the License Agreement for the use of the Yandex Disk program (https://yandex.com/legal/disk_termsofuse) the User may be unable to use certain functions of the Program related to sending to other Users files attached to correspondence of 25 mb or more.
2.5. The Program can provide the function of sending automatic notifications to the User about upcoming events, including planned flights. The operation of this function is fully automated and does not imply Yandex's access to the contents of the User's Mailbox. The user can independently disable this function in the notification settings.
2.6. Paid and free functions of the program.
2.6.1. The following functions may be provided to the User (individual) on a free of charge basis:
- use of the standard features of the Program by the Users;
- standard functions for storing files attached to correspondence received/sent using a Mailbox within the limits defined by the License Agreement for the use of the Yandex Disk program, available at: https://yandex.com/legal/disk_termsofuse;
Yandex does not guarantee the accuracy, correctness, error-free operation of the function and recommends to additionally check the converted text before sending a message and check the original text with the sound reproduction.
2.6.2. On a fee basis, the User is provided with the following:
- advanced functions of the Program under the terms of the corresponding license agreement, available at: https://yandex.com/legal/promail_offer;
- advanced functions for storing files attached to correspondence received/sent using a Mailbox under the terms and conditions of the License Agreement for the use of the Yandex Disk program, available at: https://yandex.com/legal/disk_termsofuse.
2.7. Commercial use of the Program or any of its components is not subject to this License Agreement and is governed by the terms and conditions posted on the Internet at https://yandex.ru/legal/oferta_business.
3. Restrictions to the Use of the Program
3.1. The User may define the procedure and goals of using the Program on his/her own and shall be responsible for such use. The User shall refrain from using the Program for illegal purposes, for receiving/sending/publishing information violating legislative requirements and affecting rights and interests of any third parties.
The User shall be held solely liable, including liability to third parties, for actions performed by him/her when using functions of the Program, and for the compliance of the content of any information received/sent through the Program, with the requirements of applicable laws.
3.2. The User acknowledges and agrees that he/she shall independently assess all the risks associated with the use, processing and storage of information published/received/sent through the Program, including the assessment of reliability, completeness, safety, legality or utility of such information.
3.3. Yandex reserves the right (but is not obliged) to restrict the User's access to the Program (or to certain features of the Program, if technologically possible) using the User's account or to block the User's account completely if the User violates these Terms and/or the terms of the Regulatory Documents, as well as if there is a threat of violation of the rights and interests of third parties and/or Yandex.
3.4. Yandex reserves the right to establish any (technical, legal, organizational or other) rules, limits and restrictions on the use of the Program, and may change them at its sole discretion, without prior notice to the User. To the extent not prohibited by applicable laws, these rules, limits and restrictions may vary for different categories of Users.
4.1. Yandex shall take any reasonable measures and perform all practicable actions directed at securing the User’s data in the Program and maintaining the operation of the Program. However, the User shall be aware of the possibility of technical malfunctions and failures in the operation of the Program, and agrees that Yandex does not have the technical ability to predict when and how they will occur, nor notify the User about them in advance, nor completely exclude the possibility of their occurrence. Regardless of the reasons and consequences, the occurrence of such faults or failures may not be the basis for subjecting Yandex to any penalties.
4.2. Yandex does not access the Users' correspondence and does not track actual content of the information sent/received by the User through the Program functions. Yandex does not provide confirmations or reports indicating that the User has sent or received correspondence, performed any actions in the Program, or recorded the status of the User's Mailbox at any given time. Any actions relating to viewing, changing, deletion, management of the Mailbox content are performed exclusively by the User at his/her own discretion.
The User acknowledges that deleting the contents of the Mailbox may result in complete loss of the information contained in the correspondence, without the possibility of its recovery.
4.3. Any information received using the Program shall be used by the User at his/her own risk and the User shall be solely liable for any possible consequences of using the information, including the damage that it may cause to the User's device and to data stored in the device; for violation of rights and any other damage caused to the User and to third parties.
Yandex is not held liable for any kinds of losses incurred as a result of the User's use or inability to use the Program or any of its components/functions, including those incurred as a result of possible errors and malfunctions.
4.4. Yandex has the right to set restrictions on the Program use for all Users, or for certain categories of Users (depending on the User's place of residence, the language in which the Program is provided, etc.), including: availability/absence of certain functions of the Program, period of storage of mail messages in the Yandex Mail Program, any other content, maximum number of messages that can be sent or received by a single registered user, maximum size of an email message or disk space, maximum number of requests to the Program during a specified period of time, maximum content storage period, special parameters for upload content, etc. Yandex is entitled to prohibit automatic access to the Program, as well as stop receiving any information generated automatically (for example, email spam).
In order to protect the User's hardware and its own hardware, Yandex has the right to restrict the reception of any messages and their delivery to the User when such messages contain malware or a malicious code, or when Yandex's automatic filtering and antivirus protection tools have detected the presence of such malware or malicious codes in the specified messages. The User is notified and agrees that Yandex, for the specified purposes, has the right to analyze and investigate such malware and malicious codes contained in these messages, as well as to transmit the identified messages to partners engaged for analysis — third-party developers of antivirus software to improve the quality of automatic filtering and antivirus protection of Yandex.
4.5. Regardless of the location of the User and the User's equipment, any relations pertaining to the use of the Service shall be governed by the laws of the Russian Federation. Any claims or lawsuits arising from the use of the Program shall be filed and considered in the court at Yandex's location.
4.6. This License Agreement is concluded for the duration of the exclusive right of the Copyright Holder to the Program and applies to the use of the Program in the territory: worldwide, where the use of the Program is technologically allowed.
4.7. Any and all questions, requests and claims related to the use/inability to use the Program, as well as any potential infringement of the laws and/or third party rights, shall be forwarded via the feedback form available at: https://yandex.com/support/mail/troubleshooting.html.
Date of publication: 03.08.2022
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