End User Licence Agreement for Samsung Software [EULA]

IMPORTANT. READ CAREFULLLY:
This End User Licence Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Samsung") for software, whether pre-installed or downloaded, owned by Samsung and its affiliated companies and its third party suppliers and licensors, that accompanies this EULA, which includes computer software and may include associated media, content and data, printed materials, or electronic documentation in connection with your use of Samsung Mobile Device, which will be defined below ("Samsung Software").


By using this device or any other Samsung mobile product, including mobile phone and tablet, running on Android operating system ("Samsung Mobile Device"), you accept terms of this EULA. If you do not accept these terms, do not use the Samsung Mobile Device or the Samsung Software.

  1. GRANT OF LICENCE.

    Samsung grants you a limited non-exclusive licence to install, use, access, display and run one copy of the Samsung Software on a single Samsung Mobile Device, local hard disk(s) or other permanent storage media of one computer and you may not make Samsung Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time. You may make one copy of the Samsung Software in machine readable form for backup purposes only; provided that the backup copy must include all copyright or other proprietary notices contained on the original.

    Certain items of the Samsung Software may be subject to open source licences. The open source licence provisions may override some of the terms of this EULA. We make the applicable open source licenses available to you on the Legal Notices section of the Settings menu of your device.

  2. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS AND OWNERSHIP.

    Samsung reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in this EULA. The Software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. Samsung or its suppliers own the title, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Samsung Software. The Samsung Software is licenced, not sold.

  3. LIMITATIONS ON END USER RIGHTS.

    You shall not, and shall not enable or permit others to, copy, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or algorithms of, the Software (except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law not withstanding this limitation), or modify, or disable any features of, the Software, or create derivative works based on the Software. You may not rent, lease, lend, sublicense or provide commercial hosting services with the Software. You may not transfer this EULA or the rights to the Samsung Software granted herein to any third party unless it is in connection with the sale of the mobile device which the Samsung Software accompanied. In such event, the transfer must include all of the Samsung Software (including all component parts, the media and printed materials, any upgrades, this EULA) and you may not retain any copies of the Samsung Software. The transfer may not be an indirect transfer, such as a consignment. Prior to the transfer, the end user receiving the Samsung Software must agree to all the EULA terms. Where Samsung Mobile Device is being used by your employee or other person using the Samsung Mobile Device as part of your undertaking ("Your Staff"), that member of your Staff is licenced to use the Samsung Software as if it were you and must comply with these terms on the same basis. Any failure to comply with these terms by your Staff shall be deemed to a failure to comply with these terms by you.

  4. SAMSUNG SOFTWARE UPDATES.

    Samsung may make available to you updates, upgrades, supplements and add-on components (if any) of the Samsung Software, including bug fixes, service upgrades (parts or whole), and updates, enhancements and feature improvements or deletion to any Samsung Software (including entirely new versions), (collectively "Update") after the date you obtain your initial copy of the Samsung Software. This EULA applies to all and any component of the Update, unless we provide other terms along with such Update. To use Samsung Software provided through Update, you must first be licensed for the Samsung Software identified by Samsung as eligible for the Update.

    While the Update will be generally available, in some limited circumstances, the Samsung Software updates will only be offered by your network carrier, and such Samsung Software updates will be governed by your contractual relationship with your network carrier.

    With the "Software download automatically" function enabled (as in the default setting in the "About Device" menu in the Setting), your device downloads certain Updates automatically from time to time through Wi-Fi connection. If you have chosen to disable the "Software download automatically "function, then you can check the availability of new Updates and download them by clicking on the "Software download manually" menu in the Setting. Given the importance of receiving Updates for security software in a timely manner to defend against new threats, however, security-related Updates may be automatically downloaded and installed without your consent, even if you have disabled the "Software download automatically" function. This protects your Samsung Mobile Device directly and every Samsung Mobile Device in use via the concept of "herd" or "community immunity". We recommend that you check availability of any new Updates periodically for optimal use of your device.

  5. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA.

    By using this device or any Samsung Mobile Device, you agree to the use of your information in the manner described below and in accordance with the Samsung Privacy Policy: available at http://account.samsung.com/membership/pp

    (a)   Software Updates. To provide updates to the Samsung Software, you agree that Samsung and its affiliates may collect and use technical information gathered as part of the product support services related to the Software provided to you, if any, such as IMEI (your device's unique identification number), device number, model name, sales code, access recording, your device's current software version, MCC (Mobile Country Code), and MNC (Mobile Network Code). Samsung may use this information solely to improve their products or to provide customised services or technologies to you and will not disclose this information in a form that personally identifies you.

    (b)   Diagnostic and Usage Data. If you opt in to diagnostic and usage collection, you agree that Samsung and its affiliates may collect maintain, process and use diagnostic, technical and usage related information ("Diagnostic and Usage Data"), to provide and improve Samsung products and services, facilitate the provision of software updates, product support and other services to you, if any, related to the Samsung Software, and to verify compliance with the terms of this EULA.

    (c)   Location Data. As described in the Samsung Privacy Policy, available for view at the hyperlink above, Samsung and its partners, licencees and third party developers may provide certain services that rely upon location information, such as your device’s GPS signal or information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. If you choose to use such location-enabled services you agree to this data being transmitted to Samsung.

    (d)   Device Identifier-based Services. To facilitate the use of enhanced messaging and file sharing features with a simplified set up process, you agree to device identifier-based services available through the existing interfaces of Contacts and Messages ("Device Identifier-based Services") collecting certain unique identifiers from your Samsung Mobile Device. The unique identifiers may include hardware identifiers, subscription information and telephone number for your Samsung Mobile Device and will be collected by us to set up these additional features for you to use. If you allow sharing of Contacts information with Samsung, the telephone numbers of the people in your Contacts are collected by Samsung to facilitate file sharing and messaging with the people in your Contacts. You may turn off this file sharing feature and messaging feature or restrict the scope of the sharing under your profile settings.

    If your message cannot be sent as a message using the Device Identifier-based Services, your message may be sent as an SMS or MMS message, for which carrier messaging rates may apply.

    (e)   Voice-based Features. As described in the Samsung Privacy Policy, available for view at the hyperlink above, in order to provide voice-based features we may require the collection of your voice information. Some voice-based services may not be available in all languages or in all countries.

    (f)   Samsung Keyboard. If you opt in to the ‘predictive text’ feature, the words that you typed are collected and stored on your Samsung Mobile Device to provide a word suggestion that you would be typing. You can clear the collected typing data anytime under the predictive text settings. This feature may be offered in connection with your Samsung Account to synchronise the data for use on your other Samsung Mobile Devices and you can also clear the server side data under the predictive text settings.

    (g)   Certain features of the services described in Section 5 may vary by region and may be restricted or unavailable from your service provider.

  6. INTERNET ACCESS.

    Some features of the Samsung Software may require your device to have access to the Internet and may be subject to restrictions imposed by your network or Internet provider. Unless your device is connected to the Internet through Wi-Fi connection, the Samsung Software will access the internet through your mobile network, which may result in additional charges depending on your payment plan. In addition, your enjoyment of some features of the Samsung Software may be affected by the suitability and performance of your device hardware or data access. ("Automatic Update" function downloads Updates only through Wi-Fi connection.)

  7. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.

    You acknowledge that the Samsung Software is subject to export restrictions of various countries. You agree to comply with all applicable international and national laws that apply to the Samsung Software, including all the applicable export restriction laws and regulations.

  8. TERMINATION.

    This EULA is effective until terminated. Your rights under this License will terminate automatically without notice from Samsung if you fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions of this EULA. Upon termination of this EULA, you must cease all use of the Samsung Software and destroy all copies, full or partial, of the Samsung Software. Section 5, 9, 10, 13, 15 and 16 of this EULA shall survive any such termination.

  9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY.

    UNLESS SEPARATELY STATED IN A WRITTEN EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY ACCOMPANYING YOUR DEVICE, ALL SAMSUNG SOFTWARE PROVIDED BY SAMSUNG WITH THIS MOBILE DEVICE ( WHETHER INCLUDED WITH THE DEVICE, DOWNLOADED, OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED) IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND FROM SAMSUNG, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, SAMSUNG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, RELIABILITY OR AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, LACK OF VIRUSES, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NON INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SAMSUNG OR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE DEEMED TO ALTER THIS DISCLAIMER BY SAMSUNG OF WARRANTY REGARDING SAMSUNG SOFTWARE, OR TO CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY SORT FROM SAMSUNG.

    YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, USE OF THE SAMSUNG SOFTWARE AND ANY SERVICES PERFORMED BY OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SAMSUNG SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU.

  10. THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS.

    Certain third party applications or services may be included with, or downloaded to your Samsung Mobile Device. Such third party applications or services may display, include or make available content, data, information, applications or materials from third parties ("Third Party Materials") or provide links to certain third party websites. By using the Samsung Software, you acknowledge and agree that Samsung is not responsible for the availability of such applications and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services, or other materials on or available from such applications.

    You expressly acknowledge and agree that use of third party applications is at your sole risk and that the entire risk of unsatisfactory quality, performance, accuracy and effort is with you. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Services, in any manner, and you shall not exploit the Services in any unauthorized way whatsoever, including but not limited to, using the Services to transmit any computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malware, or by trespassing or burdening network capacity. You further agree not to use the Services in any manner to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any other party, and that Samsung is not in any way responsible for any such use by you, nor for any harassing, threatening, defamatory, offensive, infringing or illegal messages or transmissions that you may receive as a result of using any of the Services. References on this mobile device to any names, marks, products, or services of any third-parties are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of, or affiliation with the third party or its products and services. You acknowledge and agree that the use of any third-party application is governed by such third party application provider’s terms of use, licence agreement, privacy policy, or other such agreement and that any information or personal data you provide, whether knowingly or unknowingly, to such third-party application provider, will be subject to such third party application provider’s privacy policy, if such a policy exists.

    SAMSUNG DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY APPLICATION PROVIDER. SAMSUNG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY REGARDING WHETHER YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS CAPTURED BY ANY THIRD PARTY APPLICATION PROVIDER OR THE USE TO WHICH SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PUT BY SUCH THIRD PARTY APPLICATION PROVIDER.

  11. SAMSUNG SERVICES.

    Certain Samsung applications and services may be included with, or downloaded to, your Samsung Mobile Device. The Samsung Software may enable access to Samsung Galaxy Apps Store or other Samsung and third party services and web sites (collectively and individually, "Services"). Some such Services and applications may not be available in all languages or in all countries. Many of them may require Samsung Services membership registration ("Samsung Account"), and your rights and obligations will be set forth in separate Samsung Account terms and conditions. There are non-Samsung Account applications and services that may require your consent to their separate terms and conditions as well. You expressly acknowledge and agree that your use of such applications and services will be subject to the applicable terms and conditions. Your use of a Samsung Account is subject to the latest Samsung Galaxy Apps Store Terms and Conditions, which you may access and review at: http://account.samsung.com/membership/terms

  12. DIGITAL CERTIFICATE.

    You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your decision to rely on a digital certificate issued by either Samsung or a third party and your use of such certificate. Samsung makes no express or implied warranties or representations as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, accuracy, security, or non-infringement of third party rights with respect to digital certificates.

  13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

    SAMSUNG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SAMSUNG SOFTWARE OR ANY THIRD PARTY APPLICATION, ITS CONTENT OR FUNCTIONALITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, FAILURE TO CONNECT, NETWORK CHARGES, IN-APP PURCHASES, AND ALL OTHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF SAMSUNG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO.’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, CAUSES OF ACTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SAMSUNG SOFTWARE OR THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS ON THIS MOBILE DEVICE, OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS EULA, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PURCHASER PAID SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS MOBILE DEVICE OR ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY APPLICATION THAT WAS INCLUDED WITH THIS MOBILE DEVICE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS, AND DISCLAIMERS (INCLUDING SECTIONS 10, 11, 12 AND 13) SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

  14. APPLICABLE LAW.

    This EULA is governed by the laws of the jurisdiction where you are a resident, without regards to it conflicts of law provisions. This EULA shall not be governed by the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.

  15. DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

    If a dispute, controversy or difference rising in any way from this EULA or your use of the Samsung Software is not amicably settled, it shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction where you are a resident. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Samsung may apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.

  16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; SEVERABILITY.

    This EULA is the entire agreement between you and Samsung relating to the Samsung Software and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals and representations with respect to the Samsung Software or any other subject matter covered by this EULA. If any provision of this EULA is held to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

Updated on 16 November 2016

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