Publisher

Picapica is subject to research and development at the Web Technology & Information Systems Group at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Contact:
Martin Potthast
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Fakultät Medien
99423 Weimar
Germany

Email: info@picapica.org
Phone: +49 3643 58 3720
Fax: +49 3643 58 3709

Terms of Service

Preface

These terms of service form a legal agreement between you and the publisher of this website: Chair of Web Technology and Information Systems at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 99423 Weimar, Germany ("Webis").

Subject matter of the contract are all services rendered on this website (the "services") and all data, information, and contents exchanged between the contractors (the "contents").

Using the services is free of charge. Minors must ask permission from their parents before using the services.

Use of the services by You

You agree not to misuse the services in order to inflict damage on a third party, which particularly includes generating spam.

You agree not to interrupt, damage, or disable the services.

You agree to access the services only using the officially advertised interfaces (for instance via buttons, links, or forms displayed on this website, or via application programming interfaces offered). Should you uncover ways of accessing the services via other than the aforementioned interfaces, you agree to inform Webis about them while not disclosing them to a third party.

Repeated automatic access to the application programming interfaces may not exceed the specified maximal access frequencies. Only the officially documented parameters and parameter values may be used.

Certain parts of this website may be crawled automatically. These parts are specified using the robots exclusion protocol (http://www.picapica.org/robots.txt). If you crawl this website repeatedly, you agree to adjust your crawler to the frequency at which the static contents of this website change.

You may use the services for private and commercial purposes, but agree not to sell the services to a third party, or indidcate to a third party the services are yours.

Provision of the services by Webis

Should your use of the services violate the terms of service, Webis may deny you access to (parts of) the services at any time, without prior notice, without explanation.

Webis is not required to offer the services free of charge.

Webis may modify or deactivate the services without prior notice or explanation.

Use of the Contents by You

The services may show contents obtained from a third party. You agree to make sure that your use of contents obtained via the services complies with the copyrights of the respective copyright holders.

Provision of the Contents by Webis

Webis disclaims any copyrights of contents obtained from a third party which are exchanged via the services. Webis is not responsible for such contents and Webis does not adopt the messages conveyed with them as our own. Webis may filter the contents obtained from a third party before display.

Privacy Policy

While using the services, personal data about you may be gathered by Webis, or by a third party contractor. You agree to transfer usage rights of the gathered data to Webis and third party contractors of Webis without restrictions of time, location, or purpose of use of this data, if the use is directly or indirectly related to providing the services.

You agree to the privacy policy which is in place at the time at which data is gathered:
http://www.picapica.org/legal/#privacy

Exclusion of Warranties

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." IN PARTICULAR, WEBIS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT: (A) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR, (C) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND (D) THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM WEBIS OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS. WEBIS FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WEBIS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF: (A) ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY ADVERTISING, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY ADVERTISER OR SPONSOR WHOSE ADVERTISING APPEARS ON THE SERVICES; (B) ANY CHANGES WHICH WEBIS MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE SERVICES); (C) THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WEBIS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS.

General Terms

Webis may change these terms of service at any time without prior notice or explanation.

Webis may hire third party conractors to provide (parts of) the services.

Webis provides translations of the German version of these terms of service into languages other than German. Only the German version of the terms of service is legally binding. In case of inconsistencies or conflicts between the German version of these terms of service and another version in a language other than German, the German version takes precedence.

These terms of service are governed by German law. However, this applies only inasmuch laws in your jurisdiction do not foreclose the choice of applicable law.

Court of jurisdiction and place of fulfillment is the location of Webis.

Privacy Policy

This website makes use of the following services:

  • Picapica Search API
  • Google Analytics

In what follows you will find our privacy policies concerning each of these services.

Picapica Search API

Should you paste a text into the search box displayed on this website, enter a URL, or upload a document, your browser connects to the Picapica API in order to answer the search request. Picapica gathers and logs call data, such as the URLs accessed, the IP address of the caller, the browser used, its language settings as well as the date and time of access. A search request is only stored temporary as long as the search is underway, and is eventually deleted afterwards. The search results are logged. The gathered data is used for purposes of research and development of Picapica and to analyze its usage. The data is processed manually and automatically and it is connected with other access data stored in the same access logs to gain insights into how this website is used. The data is not connected with other data about you. Parts of the data may be published in anonymized form as part of scientific publications. Otherwise, the data is not transferred to a third party and it is anonymized periodically (typically once a year). The anonymized data may be stored indefinitely. By making a search request you agree to this privacy policy. To prevent Picapica from gathering this data, do not make a search request. You may demand information about or deletion of the data stored about you. In such a case, please include the IP address from which you have accessed Picapica. In case your internet provider assigns dynamic IP addresses we also need the exact time frames at which you have accessed Picapica. Please direct your request at the publisher of this website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web usage analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies" which are text files stored on your computer and which are used to analyze your usage of this website. The information about your usage of this website stored within a cookie are typically transfered to a computer within Google's US-based data centers. In case IP anonymization is activated on this website your IP address is shortened on a server within the European Union beforehand. On rare occasions the full IP address may be transfered to an US-based Google server and be shortened there. On behalf of this website's publisher this information will be used by Google to analyze your usage of this website, to generate reports about your activities, and to render services related to analyzing your usage of this website to its publisher. Your IP address will not be connected to other data about you known to Google. You can disable the use of cookies in the preferences of your browser. As a result of that, however, it is possible that you may not be able to access and use all services rendered by this website. Also, you can prevent Google from collecting data about your usage of this website by downloading and installing the browser plugin found under the following address: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You may demand information about or deletion of the information about you. In such a case, please contact Google under the following address:

Privacy Matters
c/o Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California, 94043
USA

More information can be found here:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy