License Agreement for the Use of Yandex.Walks Program for Mobile Devices

Please read the terms of the license agreement below before using the program.

By using the program, you accept the terms of this license agreement fully and expressly.

If you do not accept the terms of the license agreement in full, you are not entitled to use the program for any purpose.

1. General Provision

1.1. This License Agreement (“License”) sets forth the terms of use for Yandex.Walks program for mobile devices (“Program”) and is executed between any person using the Program (“User”) and YANDEX LLC, 16 Leo Tolstoy St., Moscow 119021, Russia, owing the exclusive right to the Program (“Right Holder”).

1.2. By copying the Program, installing it on his or her mobile device or using the Program in any manner, the User expresses his or her full and unconditional agreement to all the License terms.

1.3. The Program may be used only on the terms of this License. Should the User not accept the terms of the License in full, the User shall not be entitled to use the Program for any purpose. The use of the Program in violation of (without meeting) any of the License terms shall not be allowed.

1.4. Any use of the Program by the User on the terms of this License for any personal non-commercial purposes shall be free. Use of the Program on any terms and in any manner not provided hereby shall be possible only under a separate agreement with the Right Holder.

1.5. By using the Program, the User shall agree that the following documents shall form integral parts of this License, and that their terms shall be fully applicable to the use of the Program:

The said documents (including any of their parts) may be amended by the Right Holder unilaterally without any special notice; their new versions will become valid after being published, unless otherwise provided thereby.

1.6. The legislation of the Russian Federation shall be applied to this License and all relationship regarding the use of the Program, and any claims or lawsuits arising out of this License or the use of the Program shall be filed and considered by the court at the Right Holder’s location.

1.7. The Right Holder may provide the User with a translation of this License from Russian to other languages, however, in case of differences between the License in Russian and its translation, only the Russian-language version of the License shall be effective.

2. Rights to the Program

2.1. The exclusive right to the Program shall belong to the Right Holder.

3. License

3.1. The Right Holder shall provide the User with a non-transferable right to use the Program on the territory of all countries worldwide free of charge on the terms of an ordinary (non-exclusive) license in the following ways:

3.1.1. To use the Program for its direct intended purpose by copying it and installing (reproducing) it on the User’s mobile device(s). The User shall be entitled to install the Program on an unlimited number of mobile devices. Upon installation on a mobile device, each Program copy shall be assigned a unique number which shall be automatically reported to the Right Holder.

3.1.2. To reproduce and distribute the Program for any non-commercial purposes (free of charge).

4. Limitations

4.1. Except for the use to the extent and in the manner expressly determined by this License or the legislation of the Russian Federation, the User shall not be entitled to alter, decompile, disassemble, decipher or perform any other actions with the Program object code in order to get information on implementation of the algorithms used in the Program, to create derivative works using the Program, as well as to use (allow the use of) the Program, any Program components stored by the Program on the User’s mobile devices, map documents, other pictures and other data in any other manner without the Right Holder’s written consent.

4.2. The User shall not be entitled to reproduce and distribute the Program for any commercial purposes (including for a fee), and specifically as a part of software collections, without the Right Holder’s written consent.

4.3. The User shall not be entitled to distribute the Program in any form other than that in which the User received the Program, without the Right Holder’s written consent.

4.4. The Program shall be used (and distributed) under Yandex.Walks name. The User shall not be entitled to change and/or delete the Program name, the copyright notice or other references to the Right Holder.

5. Terms of Use for Individual Functions of the Program

5.1. Some functions of the Program may be available only with an access to the Internet. The User shall get and pay for such access independently on the terms and as per the tariffs of the User’s communications service or Internet access provider.

5.2. The map documents, photos and other pictures as well as other intellectual property accessed via the Program (hereinafter, the “Data”) shall belong to the Right Holder and/or other exclusive right holders and are designed exclusively for private non-commercial use by the User within the functionality of the Program.

5.3. Any retrieval, copying, reproduction, reworking or distribution of the Data, placement (publication) of the Data online into the public domain, any use of the Data in mass media and/or for commercial purposes and any other use not permitted expressly by this License or the Terms, without a prior written consent of the Right Holder and/or any other exclusive right holder, shall be forbidden.

5.4. The Program provides the User with the functionality:

  • to search for any places of interest, including map search, and get the information on the places of interest;

  • to add user data including reviews, impressions, marks, and pictures independently and at the User’s choice;

  • to add particular places of interest to the list of favorites;

  • to follow other users’ activities in the application.

The User shall bear, solely and to the full extent, all the risks and liability for compliance with the legislation, contents, completeness, accuracy, and reliability of any added user data. The Right Holder shall reserve the right to delete any user data without notice and in its own discretion, should the user data contradict the legislation of the Russian Federation, contain any obscene words or otherwise violate the License, the terms of use of other Right Holder’s services or the provisions of the documents specified in paragraph 1.5 hereof, and if it is required to protect the interests of the Right Holder, the Right Holder’s service users or other third parties. The Right Holder shall not guarantee safety of the user data to any extent or for any period of time.

5.5. It is necessary to register with Yandex services to get access to some Program functions according to the terms of the User Agreement for Yandex Services (https://yandex.ru/legal/rules/).

5.6. Any recommendations for the User made within the Program are only assumptions about the User’s preferences made based on the User data including the User’s location, as well as on other data, with the use of mathematical methods. Those recommendations may not match real preferences of the User. The Right Holder shall not be responsible for differences between the proposed recommendations and the User’s real preferences.

5.7. The User agrees that the user data including reviews, impressions, marks, comments and pictures including photographs sent to Right Holder by using of the Program's function “viewfinder” published by him or her within the Program may be used by the Right Holder in service “Yandex.Walks” and in other Right Holder’s services and resources, as well as in advertising and marketing materials published in the Right Holder’s resources online to attract other users’ attention to the Program or to other Right Holder’s resources and services, both with mentioning of their author (in which case the User’s name (nickname) specified by him or her during the registration will be used as the author’s name), and without such mentioning, without the necessity to get a special User’s permission and pay any author fee. Should the User be not entitled to provide the Right Holder with the right to use any user data in the manner as aforesaid, the User shall refrain from publishing such user data.

6. Responsibility under the License

6.1. The Program (including the Data) is provided “as is”. The Right Holder gives no warranties regarding fault-tolerant and uninterrupted operation of the Program or its components and/or functions, consistency of the Program with the User’s particular purposes and expectations, correctness, accuracy, completeness and currency of the Data, and provides no other guarantees not expressly specified in this License.

6.2. The Right Holder shall not be liable for any direct or indirect consequences of any use of, or inability to use, the Program (including the Data) and/or any damage caused to the User and/or any third parties as a result of any use of, or inability or failure to use, the Program (including the Data) or its components and/or functions including as a result of possible errors or failures in the Program work, except for cases directly stipulated by the legislation.

6.3. The User hereby acknowledges and agrees that the following information shall be reported to the Right Holder automatically and anonymously (without any reference to the User): the type of the User’s mobile device operation system, the Program version and identifier, information on the User’s location, statistics of the Program function usage, as well as other technical information.

6.4. All questions and claims related to the use of/inability to use the Program or Data, as well as to possible violation of legislation and/or infringement of third-party rights by the Program or Data shall be sent via the feedback form attached hereto or to the following address: walks@support.yandex.ru

7. Updates/New Versions of the Program

7.1. This License shall cover all further updates/new versions of the Program. By confirming an installation of an update/new version of the Program, the User accepts the terms of this License for the respective updates/new versions of the Program, unless the update/installation of a new version of the Program is accompanied by any other license agreement.

8. Change of Terms of this License

8.1. This license agreement may be changed by the Right Holder unilaterally. A notice for the User about any changes made to the terms of this License shall be published at https://yandex.ru/legal/walks_agreement/. The said changes to the license agreement terms shall be valid after being published, unless otherwise provided by the relevant publication.