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Brand Estonia’s Terms and Conditions

Introduction

Enterprise Estonia (hereinafter referred to as EAS) offers through the webpage brand.estonia.ee and toolbox.estonia.ee instructions and ready-made materials to introduce and promote Republic of Estonia. Instructions and materials to introduce Estonia contain core messages, story, values the typeface Aino, a photo and video library, infographics, icons, presentations and other creations.

EAS gives the right to use Brand Estonia’s materials if you follow the terms and conditions of use. If you can’t determine, whether the usage is in accordance with the terms and conditions of use, send an e-mail to the following address: brand@estonia.ee.

For what can Brand Estonia’s materials be used

The materials are used to introduce the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian society or different fields of the Estonian economy.

The users of these materials are the public sector bodies of the Republic of Estonia, private persons, companies registered in Estonia or abroad that introduce the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian society or different fields of the Estonian society in Estonia and abroad.

Production of souvenirs, is allowed only if you confirm the designs and products with brand@estonia.ee.

For what can Brand Estonia’s materials not be used

In advertising campaigns and marketing activities that are directed to sell a certain product or service, without permission from Enterprise Estonia. It’s forbidden to use Brand Estonia’s materials on the web pages, prints, television advertisements and other promotional materials of individuals, businesses or third sector organisations in order to promote sales of a certain product or service without permission from Enterprise Estonia.

If the product or service is not of Estonian origin or which lacks exposure to Estonia.

Adding materials to the photo or video library or to e-services for which the material usage and downloading takes place in an environment offered by a third person.

The typeface Aino and other Brand Estonia’s materials can not be used in the designation or word marks (including being registered as a trade mark or as an industrial design) of a product or a service.

Use in a way that is not appropriate to the people and nature depicted on the materials.

It’s forbidden to change the materials in a way which knowingly damages Brand Estonia’s conception and wholeness. Also in a way that disparages Estonian businesses, society, products and services or in any manner inconsistent with Estonian or international law.

The user is liable for any claims for damages which may arise as a result of claims brought by copyright holders or people depicted in the image due to improper use.

Which copyrights accompany Brand Estonia’s materials

All copyrights or licenses of Brand Estonia’s materials belong to EAS. EAS gives users the right to use free materials for an unspecified term on the basis of a non-exclusive license for promoting Estonia.

The user can not grant the rights to give out sublicenses or sell materials on the basis of the received license. It is also forbidden to create databases using Brand Estonia’s materials.

Should you wish to give the materials for use to third persons, then such materials must be downloaded solely through the brand.estonia.ee webpage. Making the materials available for the general public in databases, FTP-servers, cloud services etc. is forbidden.

Each download or actual usage of Brand Estonia’s materials is accompanied by a license.

When publishing a photo or a video, the author’s name (for example Author of the photo/video first name and surname) must be noted if possible.

EAS may, at any given moment, cancel the license, sending a notification containing such information to the user. If EAS has brought to attention that the user breaches Brand Estonia’s materials’ conditions of use and the user does not terminate the infringing activity, EAS has the right to demand that the user would stop using Brand Estonia’s materials and in addition, a contractual penalty of up to 2000 EUR for every infringement.

EAS has the right to change the license conditions at their own discretion. EAS may also change Brand Estonia’s materials or cease making their materials accessible to the public.

Site Terms and Conditions

You may not:

  1. modify the Site or use it for any commercial purpose or public display, performance, sale or rental;
  2. de-compile, reverse engineer, or disassemble and modify the Site;
  3. remove any copyright or other proprietary notices;
  4. mine, hack, spider, or survey the Site;
  5. transmit spam, bulk or unsolicited communications;
  6. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) in order to disguise the origin of any Content, published on the Site;
  7. misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  8. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other Site users’ ability to use the Site;
  9. engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary relationship, any applicable local, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law, including but not limited to attempting to compromise the security of any networked account or site, operating an illegal lottery or gambling operation, stalking, or making threats of harm;
  10. collect or store personal data about other users unless specifically authorized by such users;
  11. collect or store Site data for any other purpose except as explicitly allowed herein

You agree not to upload, post or otherwise transmit via the Site any Content that:

  1. are inaccurate, harmful, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racist, violent, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable to EAS or other users of the Site;
  2. violate or infringe anyone’s intellectual property or personal data rights;
  3. contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  4. contain unauthorized third-party commercial advertisements;
  5. are not in accord with the general good taste.

Your account

In order to access the Toolbox, please create an account. To create account, fill in the registration details (including providing your email address and a password, which we will use to verify your identity when you use this Site).

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User rights of photos

User rights of photos

A user (hereinafter referred to as the User) of the photo and video bank that belongs to Enterprise Estonia (hereinafter referred to as EAS) undertakes to comply with the following Conditions of Use:

  1. The User has the right to use the photos and videos under a non-exclusive non-transferable license, without geographic restrictions, in accordance with the intended purpose mentioned in clause 2.
  2. The User has the right to use the photos and videos to introduce Estonia anywhere in the world (hereinafter referred to as the Intended Use).
  3. The User has the right to use the photos and videos in their predetermined form, incl. enlarging and reducing photos. Making significant changes to photos or videos or deviating from their Intended Use is not allowed.
  4. The User undertakes to immediately notify EAS of any infringement of the rights to use photos and videos by third parties discovered by the User.
  5. When publishing a photo or video, please include the name of the author of the photo or video when possible (e.g. The photo/video was created by first name and surname).
  6. In the case of infringement of the Conditions of Use of photos and videos by the User, EAS has the right to forbid the User from future use of the photos and videos of the EAS photo and video bank; EAS also has the right to use all civil law resources for the protection of copyright.

EAS has the right to demand a contractual penalty of up to 2,000 euros for every infringement case, if significant changes have been made to photos or videos or the User has deviated from their Intended Use.

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User rights of Aino typeface

User rights of Aino typeface

Rights of the Aino typeface belong to Enterprise Estonia. This typeface can be used under a non-exclusive non-transferable license, without geographic restrictions, for promoting Estonia. The user does not have the right to modify the typeface.

A user (hereinafter referred to as the User) of the Aino typeface that belongs to Enterprise Estonia (hereinafter referred to as EAS) undertakes to comply with the following Conditions of Use:

  1. The User has the right to use the typeface under a non-exclusive non-transferable license, without geographic restrictions, in accordance with the intended purpose mentioned in clause 2.
  2. The User has the right to use the typeface to introduce Estonia anywhere in the world (hereinafter referred to as the Intended Use).
  3. The User has the right to use the typeface in its predetermined form. Changing the typeface or deviating from its Intended Use is not allowed.
  4. The User is not allowed to use the typeface for creating logos and wordmarks.
  5. The User undertakes to immediately notify EAS of any infringement of typeface rights by third parties discovered by the User.
  6. In the case of infringement of the Conditions of Use of the typeface by the User, EAS has the right to forbid the User from future use of the typeface; EAS also has the right to use all civil law resources for the protection of copyright.
  7. EAS has the right to demand a contractual penalty of up to 2,000 euros for every infringement case, if the typeface has been changed or the User has deviated from its Intended Use.
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Content Policy

Content Policy

This Site enables you and other users to submit Content to Brand Estonia content library. Please ensure that you have all necessary rights to submit or supply the Content to this Site. By uploading Content on the Site the Author accepts the terms herein. You acknowledge that your uploaded Content will be visible to other users of the Site.

Definitions

  1. Author – either a natural person or persons that create and upload Content to the Site and allow it to be downloaded for free.
  2. Content – any material published at the Site, including but not limited to photos and videos offered by the Author to the potential Users for free download;
  3. User –person who downloads Content from the Site.
  4. Site – website toolbox.estonia.ee and brand.estonia.ee.
  5. Brand Estonia – Enterprise Estonia (hereinafter referred to as EAS) offers through the webpage brand.estonia.ee and toolbox.estonia.ee ready-made materials, which introduce Estonia and which contain a photo and video library, infographics, icons, presentations and other creations.
  6. General Terms – terms for using the Content provided by EAS, available here.

Uploading and Posting Content

You are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload to the Site. You agree not to upload any Content that:

  1. is inaccurate, harmful, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racist, violent, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable to Brand Estonia or other users of the Site;
  2. violate or infringe anyone’s intellectual property rights;
  3. contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, harm, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  4. contain unauthorized third-party commercial advertisements;
  5. is not in accord with the general good taste.

EAS reserves the right to edit or remove any Content that violates the aforementioned terms.

License

You agree that all Content posted on the Site shall be free to use or disseminate on an unrestricted basis for any purpose specified in General Terms and you grant to EAS and all other users of the Site an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, display, make available online, perform, adapt and publish such Content. You represent and warrant that you have proper authorization for the worldwide license and processing of Content that you provide on the Site. EAS does not claim ownership of the Content you place on the Site and shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Content. Any Content you provide in connection with this Site shall be deemed to be provided on a free of charge basis. The Author provides to Users the same license rights as to EAS in order for his or her Content to be used by Users.

Determining and Changing Type of Content

EAS retains the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to monitor, edit, prohibit, or remove any Content, at any time, without prior notice, for any reason. EAS implements and maintains Content in various categories (such as “People”, “Nature” etc.) in order to categorize the Content. By accepting this terms the Author hereby grants the right to EAS to perform such Content categorization upon EAS’s own judgment.

Rights, Obligations and Representations of the Author

You may upload Content you own or otherwise have the right to use and distribute. By uploading Content, the Author shall be deemed to represent that such Content and use of this Content does not infringe the intellectual property of any other party.

Authors may not upload Content that violates any international or domestic law, statute or regulation. Content cannot be defamatory, libellous, pornographic, obscene, offensive or evocative of racial hatred of any kind, and cannot contain any viruses, spam, malware or other programming routines that detrimentally interfere with computer systems or data. Authors should keep a backup of their own uploaded Content at all times. Authors’ files uploaded to the Site cannot be used as a backup source.

For any Content uploaded to the Site or otherwise submitted to EAS, the Author grants and represents that he has the authority to grant to EAS a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, license in any medium now known or hereinafter invented to:

  1. reproduce and distribute;
  2. to publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make available online and transmit for promotional and commercial purposes;
  3. create and use samples of the Content for the purpose of advertising, demonstrating and promoting services of Brand Estonia;
  4. use any trademarks, service marks or trade names incorporated in the Content in connection with Author material;
  5. use the personal rights of any individuals represented in the Content.

All of the aforementioned license rights shall be also used by EAS to ensure proper administration and promotion of the Site.

Author retains ownership of the copyrights and all other rights in the Content, uploaded to the Site, subject to the non-exclusive rights granted to the EAS. Author is free to grant similar rights to others during and after the term of this Content Policy.

Author acknowledges that the Users acquires by downloading the Content a license in accordance with the General Terms. Users do not own any Content and are only licensed to use it in accordance with the General Terms. The license to use the Content is non-exclusive, non-transferable and is granted only to Users downloading Content from this Site. The Author retains copyright in Content downloaded by any User.

The Author grants to the User who purchases license rights to the Content a non-exclusive, worldwide, license in any medium now known or hereinafter invented to reproduce, distribute, post, promote, license, publicly perform, publicly display, make available online, digitally perform, or transmit for promotional and commercial purposes.

Author´s Representations and Warranties

By uploading Content to the Site, the Author represents and warrants that:

  1. the Content is his original work, and contains no copyrighted material;
  2. Author has full right and power to enter into and perform this agreement, and have secured all third party consents necessary to enter into this agreement;
  3. the Content does not and will not infringe on any third party’s copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights, rights of publicity or privacy;
  4. the Content does not and will not contain any viruses or other programming routines that detrimentally interfere with computer systems or data;
  5. the Content does not contain any material that, as a condition of use, requires additional license;
  6. all factual assertions that Author has made and will make are true and complete. Author agrees to execute and deliver documents to EAS, upon reasonable request, that evidence or effectuate their rights.

Use of the Site

To register for an account for uploading Content, you must be and hereby represent that you are a legal entity or an individual 13 years or older who can form legally binding contracts. Right to use this Site constitutes a license, not a transfer of title and you do not become an owner and do not receive any co-ownership of the database rights of the Site or the Content library. EAS may unilaterally terminate your account and the right for the use of the Site at any time, without any prior notifications, if you are in breach of any of Content Policy, as judged in the sole discretion of EAS. Termination of your account is in addition to the other rights and legal remedies available to EAS.

Indemnification and no Warranty

Site is for exchanging Content between EAS, Author and the Users. EAS merely offers a platform for Authors to provide Content for the Users. Thus EAS cannot and shall not provide any warranty and accept any liability for any Content uploaded by Authors. The Authors are solely and exclusively liable for all Content that they upload or otherwise provide.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless EAS from any and all liability, loss, damages, claim and expense, related to or arising from use or misuse of the Site or Content as a result of the use of the Content by the Users. EAS makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that all material, information and data on this Site are accurate and reliable; however, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This Site is provided by EAS on an “as is” basis.

Other Terms

EAS reserves the right at any time to modify, suspend or terminate the services (or any part thereof) provided at the Site, and/or your use of or access to them, with or without notice. EAS may also delete or bar access to or use of all related information and files. EAS will not be liable to you or any third-party for any modification, suspension or termination of the services or loss of related information. EAS may amend Content Policy and General Terms at any time without prior notice.

The laws of Estonia govern Content Policy as well as any other terms of the Site without regard to any choice of laws or conflicts of law provisions.

No partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by using this Site. All EAS’s notifications shall be sent to you via email at the address you provided to EAS when you created your account or as later updated.