Dicta Terms of Service

Last modified: 27 November 2017

Welcome to Dicta!

Thanks for using our products and services (“Services”). The Services are provided by Dicta R.A. (“Dicta”), located at 8 Am Veolamo Street, Jerusalem, Israel 9546306.

By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.

Using our Services

You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.

Do not misuse our Services, for example, do not interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies.

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content that you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Do not remove, obscure or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.

Our Services may display some content that is not Dicta’s. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please do not assume that we do.

In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.

Your Dicta Account

You may need a Dicta Account in order to use some of our Services. You may create your own Dicta Account, or your Dicta Account may be assigned to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational institution. If you are using a Dicta Account assigned to you by an administrator, different or additional terms may apply, and your administrator may be able to access or disable your account.

To protect your Dicta Account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Dicta Account. Try not to reuse your Dicta Account password on third-party applications. If you learn of any unauthorised use of your password or Dicta Account, please contact us.

Privacy and Copyright Protection

Dicta’s Privacy Policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that Dicta can use such data in accordance with our Privacy Policies.

We may respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers.

Your Content in our Services

Some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.

When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Dicta (and those we work with) a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights that you grant in this licence are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This licence continues even if you stop using our Services.

Our automated systems analyse your content to provide you with personally relevant product features. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received and when it is stored.

If you have a Dicta Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile photo and actions you take on Dicta or on third-party applications connected to your Dicta Account in our Services.

You can find more information about how Dicta uses and stores content in the Privacy Policy or additional terms for particular Services. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.

About Software in our Services

When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may be updated automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update settings.

Dicta gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive licence to use the software provided to you by Dicta as part of the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Dicta in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.

Open-source software is important to us. Some software used in our Services may be offered under an open-source licence that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open-source licence that expressly override some of these terms.

Modifying and Terminating our Services

We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.

You can stop using our Services at any time, although we would be sorry to see you go. Dicta may also stop providing Services to you or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.

We believe that you own your data, and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to remove information from that Service.

Our Warranties and Disclaimers

We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we do not promise about our Services.

OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, NEITHER DICTA NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKES ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.

Liability for our Services

WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, DICTA AND DICTA’S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF DICTA AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU WITH THE SERVICES AGAIN).

IN ALL CASES, DICTA AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.

Corporate uses of our Services

If you are using our Services on behalf of a Corporate, that Corporate accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Dicta and its affiliates, officers, agents and employees from any claim, action or proceedings arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, judgements, litigation costs and legal fees.

Creative Commons

Any use of our Services will be in accordance to Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

About these Terms

We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. Changes will not apply retrospectively and will become effective no earlier than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.

If there is any inconsistency between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

These terms govern the relationship between Dicta and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.

If you do not comply with these terms and we do not take action immediately, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

The laws of Israel alone will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the state courts of Jerusalem, Israel, and you and Dicta consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

Welcome to the Dicta Privacy Policy

Last modified: 2 October 2017

There are many different ways that you can use our services. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Dicta Account, we can make those services even better. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

  • What information we collect and why we collect it.
  • How we use that information.
  • The choices we offer, including how to access and update information

Information that we collect

We collect information to provide better services to all of our users.

We collect information in the following ways:

  • Information you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for a Dicta Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number etc. to store with your account.
  • Information we get from your use of our services. We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them. This information includes:
    1. Device information
    2. We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers etc.. Dicta may associate your device identifiers with your Dicta Account.
    3. Log information
    4. When you use our services or view content provided by Dicta, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:
      • details of how you used our service, such as your search queries.
      • Internet protocol address.
      • cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Dicta Account.
  • Unique application numbers
  • Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to Dicta when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
  • Cookies and similar technologies
  • We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a Dicta service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device.

Information we collect when you are signed in to Dicta, in addition to information we obtain about you from partners, may be associated with your Dicta Account. When information is associated with your Dicta Account, we treat it as personal information.

How we use information that we collect

We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones and to protect Dicta and our users. We may also use this information to offer you tailored content.

We may use the name that you provide for your Dicta Profile across all of the services we offer that require a Dicta Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your Dicta Account, so that you are represented consistently across all our services.

If you have a Dicta Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile photo, and actions you take on Dicta or on third-party applications connected to your Dicta Account. When you contact Dicta, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services.

Our automated systems analyse your content to provide you personally relevant product features.

We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Dicta services – for example, to make it easier to share things with people you know. Depending on your account settings, your activity on other sites and apps may be associated with your personal information in order to improve Dicta’s services.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those set out in this Privacy Policy.

Dicta may processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.

Information that you share

Our services may let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines. Our services may provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.

Accessing and updating your personal information

Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).

Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so free of charge, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

Information that we share

We do not share personal information with companies, organisations and individuals outside of Dicta unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • With your consent
  • We will share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals outside Dicta when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • With domain administrators
  • If your Dicta Account is managed for you by a domain administrator then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organisation may have access to your Dicta Account information. Your domain administrator may be able to:
    1. view statistics regarding your account.
    2. change your account password.
    3. suspend or terminate your account access.
    4. access or retain information stored as part of your account.
    5. receive your account information in order to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
    6. restrict your ability to delete or edit information or privacy settings.
  • For external processing
  • We may provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • For legal reasons
  • We will share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals outside Dicta if we have a belief in good faith that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
    1. meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
    2. enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
    3. detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
    4. protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Dicta, our users or the public, as required or permitted by law.

We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.

If Dicta is involved in a merger or acquisition of any type, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information security

We work hard to protect Dicta and our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of information that we hold. In particular:

  • We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorised access to systems.
  • We restrict access to personal information to Dicta employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations. They may be disciplined or their contract terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

When this Privacy Policy applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Dicta R.A. and its affiliates and services offered on other sites, but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, sites that may include Dicta services or other sites linked from our services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organisations that advertise our services and that may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

Changes

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.