Terms of Use of Yandex.Patents Service

This document is a translation of the document located at: https://yandex.ru/legal/patents_termsofuse from the Russian language. In case of a conflict between the Russian version of the document and this translation, the Russian version shall prevail. Only the version of the document located at: https://yandex.ru/legal/patents_termsofuse is legally binding.

1. General Provisions

1.1. YANDEX LLC (hereinafter - Yandex) offers the Yandex.Patent service accessible at yandex.com/patents (hereinafter - the Service) to the Internet users (hereinafter - Users).

1.2. These Terms of Use of Yandex.Patents Service (hereinafter – the Terms) are the annex to the User Agreement for Yandex Services with regard to the procedure of use of the Service. In all matters not covered hereby, the relations between Yandex and the User in connection with the use of the Service shall be governed by the following documents:

1.3. If the User starts using the Service/its individual functions, the User shall be deemed to have accepted the Terms and the provisions of all above-mentioned documents in their entirety without any reservations or exclusions. In the event that the User disagrees with any provisions of the said documents, the User may not use the Service.

1.4. Yandex may amend these Terms without any special notice; revised Terms shall come into effect once posted online at the URL specified in this paragraph, unless otherwise stipulated in revised Terms. The current Terms are always available at https://yandex.com/legal/patents_termsofuse.

1.5. The User must stop using the Service, if he or she disagrees with any amendments to these Terms made by Yandex in the manner prescribed by paragraph 1.4 hereof.

1.6. By using the Service, the User shall agree to receipt of information messages. The User may opt out of receiving such messages by using the Service’s corresponding functionality or following the instructions of the received message.

1.7. By using the Service/its functionalities, the User expresses his consent with the User’s personal information to be provided to Yandex for processing and for the purposes set forth by the Confidentiality Policy (https://yandex.com/legal/confidential).

2. Using the Service. Individual Functionalities of the Service

2.1. The Service shall provide the User on a gratuitous basis with the functional capability of searching for and viewing information on patents for inventions and utility models, as well as on published applications for inventions and utility models (hereinafter – the Information). The Information can be sorted by established criteria (by document type, number, title, author, etc.).

2.2. Search for the Information shall be based on the data and information sources provided by the Service’s partner, the Federal Government Budgetary Institution “Federal Institute of Industrial Property” (hereinafter - the Partner). More information about the Partner is available at http://www1.fips.ru.

2.3. The User may report any inaccuracy of the Information on the Service in the Service’s special feedback form at https://yandex.com/support/patents/troubleshooting/support.html.

2.4. Any materials or information on the Service shall be provided for reference only and shall be intended exclusively for noncommercial purposes. In this context, any copying, reproduction, processing, distribution, making available to the public (publishing) in the Internet, use in the mass media and/or for commercial purposes of the Information and/or materials without the right holder’s prior written consent shall be prohibited, unless expressly stipulated otherwise by these Terms and Conditions, the terms and conditions of use of other Yandex services, or the regulating documents.

2.5. The rights to all design features of the Service in general and its individual elements in particular, and to the Service’s software shall be owned by Yandex. The Service shall use intellectual property items owned by corresponding right holders and the Service’s Partner.

3. Other Provisions

3.1. The Service shall be provided “as is” with no guarantee to the Service’s conformity with the User’s objectives or expectations, or safety of the data provided and placed at the Service by the User, or failure- or fault-free operations of the Service in general or its individual functionalities in particular. Yandex may at any time modify all or any of the functionalities provided by the Service. Yandex shall not guarantee safety of the data on the Service in any scope and/or during any term, including in case of data modification due to development or modification of the Service.

3.2. Any information on the Service shall be for reference only. Yandex shall not guarantee reliability, accuracy, relevance, completeness or quality of any information on the Service, and shall under no circumstances be responsible for any information on the Service. The User shall independently assess all risks associated with the use of information, including assessment of reliability, completeness, or usefulness, as well as its conformity with the law.

3.3. Yandex shall not be responsible and shall not give any other guarantees with regard to providing the User with chargeable services rendered by the Partner, including free access to intellectual property databases.

3.4. Yandex shall reserve the right to limit at Yandex’s discretion the User’s access to the Service (or the Service’s individual functionalities, if technically feasible) in cases of repeated violations hereof, or take other measures against the User with a view of complying with the requirements of the law or respecting third party rights and legitimate interests.

3.5. Any information on the Service shall be intended exclusively for private noncommercial use. In this context, any automated copying, reproduction, processing, making available to the public (publishing) in the Internet, creation of derivative products thereon, use in the mass media and/or for commercial purposes of this Information without prior written consent of Yandex and the right holder shall be prohibited, unless expressly stipulated otherwise by the Service’s functionalities, the Terms, the terms and conditions of use of other Yandex services, or the documents mentioned in paragraph 1.2. hereof.