Yandex.Phone Software License Agreement

Before using the software, please read the terms of the following license agreement.

Any use of the software means that you fully and unconditionally accept the terms of this license agreement.

If you do not accept the terms of the license agreement in full, you may not use the software for whatever purpose.

1. General Provisions

1.1. This License Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “License”) sets the terms of use of Yandex.Phone software (hereinafter referred to as the “Program”) and is concluded by and between any person using the Program (hereinafter referred to as the “User”) as part of a Yandex.Phone device and YANDEX LLC, 16 Leo Tolstoy Str, 119021 Moscow, Russia, holding the exclusive right to the Program (hereinafter referred to as the “Rightholder”).

1.2. By using the Program, the User expresses its full and unconditional consent to all the terms of this License.

1.3. It is only permitted to use the Program under the terms of this License. If the User does not accept the terms of the License in full, the User may not use the Program for whatever purpose. It is prohibited to use the Program in breach of (neglecting) any terms of the License. The User may return a Yandex.Phone device to a sales office or to an authorized dealer, which sold the device.

1.4. The User shall use the Program under the terms of this License for personal non-commercial purposes at no charge. It is only possible to use the Program under terms and by means other than specified in this License based on a separate agreement with the Rightholder.

1.5. When using the Program, the User agrees that the following documents form integral parts of this License and their terms fully apply to the use of the Program:

Yandex.Phone software may include additional software products, inter alia, other programs of the Rightholder governed by separate license agreements. When starting to use the Program, the User shall read the following documents:

If the User disagrees with terms of any of the above license agreements, the User may not use the program covered by the respective license agreement and shall delete the program from the device memory.

The Rightholder may change the said documents (including any parts thereof) unilaterally without special notice. A new version of the documents becomes effective once published, unless new versions of the documents stipulate otherwise.

1.6. This License and all relations associated with the use of any Program or all the Programs are subject to law of the Russian Federation and any claims or actions arising out of or in connection with this License or the use of any Program or all the Programs shall be filed and examined in a court at the Rightholder’s location.

1.7. The Rightholder can provide the User with a translation of this License from Russian into other languages, however in the event of a conflict between the terms of the License in Russian and its translation, only the Russian version of the License will have legal effect.

2. Rights to the Program

2.1. The exclusive rights to the Program are vested in the Rightholder. The Program may include software components under third-party copyright, to which the Rightholder has all the rights needed to transfer them to the User under the terms of this License.

3. License

3.1. The Rightholder grants to the User, at no charge and under an ordinary (non-exclusive) license, the non-transferable right to use the Program worldwide as intended, namely, to install and reproduce it on the User’s Yandex.Phone.

4. Limitations

4.1. Except when used in the scope and by means expressly specified by this License or applicable law, the User may not modify, decompile, disassemble, decrypt, and perform other operations with the object code of the Program meant to learn how the algorithms used in the Program work, to create derivatives using the Program, and to use (allow to use) otherwise the Program, any program components, other images, and data, without the Rightholder’s written consent.

4.2. The User may not reproduce and distribute the Program for commercial purposes (inter alia, for a fee), inter alia, as part of software collections, without the Rightholder’s written consent.

The User may transfer the rights to the Program under this License together with the ownership of a Yandex.Phone device to another person on a one-time irrevocable basis, given that the person to whom the Yandex.Phone device is transferred read and understood all the terms of this License.

4.3. The User may not change and/or delete the names of program components, the copyright notice or other instructions of the Rightholder.

5. Terms of Use of Certain Functions of the Program

5.1. Some functions of the Program can be executed and a Yandex.Phone device can function properly, only if there is Internet access. The User will independently secure and pay for such access under terms and as per tariffs of his or her telecoms operator or Internet provider.

5.2. The Program enables the User to:

  • change the interface of the User’s Yandex.Phone device, launch mobile apps, search for mobile apps on the Internet, etc.;
  • recommends mobile apps that may be of interest to the User.

5.3. The Program enables the User to use voice-controlled assistant to activate some functions of a Yandex.Phone device by voice, to execute search queries by voice activation, and to have a brief overview of (fast response to) certain requests and information from Yandex Services.

Voice-controlled assistant replies are generated automatically by indexing publicly available information. Voice-controlled assistant replies unrelated to a search query (communication mode) are generated automatically. In this respect, the Rightholder is not held liable for the accuracy, relevance, and correctness of information the User received via this function.

5.4. The User is hereby notified and agrees that the Program collects the following data about incoming and outgoing calls of the User as part of number identification function: data on the User taking, declining, and doing nothing with an incoming call, data on call initiation and end. The User hereby agrees to have incoming call number information collected. Information provided to the User as part of number identification function is for reference only. The Rightholder does not warrant the faultlessness and accuracy of number identification function, the fitness of the said function for goals and expectations of the User.

5.5. The Program enables the User to download photo images stored in the Yandex.Phone memory on the disk space of Yandex servers automatically using Yandex.Disk functionality under the terms posted at https://yandex.ru/legal/disk_termsofuse/.

6. Liability under the License

6.1. THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED AS IS. THE RIGHTHOLDER MAKES NO WARRANTIES FOR THE ERROR- AND TROUBLE-FREE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM OR ITS CERTAIN COMPONENTS AND/OR FUNCTIONS, THE FITNESS OF THE PROGRAM FOR SPECIFIC GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE USER, AND MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES UNLESS EXPRESSLY MENTIONED IN THIS LICENSE.

6.2. THE RIGHTHOLDER IS NOT HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT CONSEQUENCES OF ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PROGRAM AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE USER AND/OR ANY THIRD PARTY AS A RESULT OF ANY USE, FAILURE TO USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM OR ITS CERTAIN COMPONENTS AND/OR FUNCTIONS, INTER ALIA, DUE TO POSSIBLE ERRORS OR MALPERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STIPULATED BY LAWS.

6.3. The User is hereby notified and agrees that the Rightholder automatically receives the following information, when the Program is used: information on the User’s device (including but not limited to: device ID, device platform and operating system version, screen resolution, dpi, and device locale), features of the User’s cellular network, information on Wi-Fi networks available to the User, program version and ID, usage statistics for certain program functions, geolocation data, a list of installed mobile apps, mobile app usage, installation and removal statistics, including that of the User’s browser, the User’s contact list, and other technical data. Such information may also be stored and processed by the Rightholder’s affiliates, including, but not limited to Yandex Russia, and the User hereby consents to have his or her personal data transferred to such parties.

Additional software products, including those specified in cl. 1.5 of this License, may also collect user information, including data not specified in this clause. The User may independently control the access of additional software products to certain user information in the settings of a Yandex.Phone device.

The User is hereby notified and agrees that, when he or she makes a call with voice-controlled assistant, the Program accesses phone book and call history data, collects and stores the following data of the User’s device: third-party contacts the User sought in the Program and stored in the device, data on the User’s incoming and outgoing calls, data on the User taking, declining, and doing nothing with an incoming call, data on call initiation and end. The Rightholder does not warrant the faultlessness and accuracy of call function, the fitness of the said function for goals and expectations of the User.

6.4. All questions and claims related to the use/inability to use the Program and possible violations of laws and/or third-party rights by the Program should be sent to phone@support.yandex.com.

7. Updates / New Versions of the Program

7.1. This License applies to all future updates / new versions of the Program. Updates / new versions of the Program are installed automatically. Updates / new versions of the Program are fully covered by this License, unless an update / new version of the Program is accompanied by another license agreement.

8. Alterations of this License

8.1. The Rightholder may unilaterally change this License. User notice of changes made in the terms of this License is published at https://yandex.ru/legal/phone_agreement/. The said changes in the terms of the License Agreement become effective once published, unless the respective publication specifies otherwise.

Date of publication: 07.09.2018г.