Terms of use of the site

This page describes the terms and conditions governing the use of materials of 1AS-STEP LLC, which are available in mobile applications, chatbots, applications for integration with social networks, as well as those published on the website ac-step.com. developed by 1AS-STEP Limited Liability Company (hereinafter referred to as the "Site", "We", "Company").

1. General terms and conditions

1.1. If you decide to use the Site and the Site's applications, including RSS, API, software and other files, you agree to comply with all the terms and conditions set out in these Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as the "Terms"), including by registering your account on the Site. These Rules are a legally binding agreement between the User and the Company, the subject of which is the provision of services to the User for the use of the Website and its services.

1.2. We may at any time change the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules, and such changes shall take effect immediately upon their publication on the Website.

1.3. You are obliged to read these Rules before each use of the Website. If you continue to use the Website after the publication of the amended Rules, this means that you agree to comply with the Rules with all its amendments.

1.4. If any terms of these Rules or changes to them are unacceptable to you, you may not start using the Website or terminate your account in accordance with the procedure set forth in Section 8 of the Rules.

2. Content of the Website

2.1. The materials published on the Website are intended for your personal non-commercial use. All materials published on the Site, including, but not limited to: news, photographs, images, illustrations, audio and video clips (hereinafter referred to as "materials" or "content") are protected by copyright and are owned or controlled by the Company or the party that provides the content. You must comply with any additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained on any page.

2.2. The content of the Website is protected by copyright in accordance with the laws of Ukraine and international copyright law. You are not entitled to modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, reproduce (except as provided for in clause 2.4 of these Rules), create new works, distribute, perform, or in any way use the content of the Site (including software) in whole or in part.

2.3. Commercial (brand) names, trademarks, etc. of the Company or third parties are protected by copyright. Nothing contained in these Rules may be construed as granting, indirectly, by implication, default or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design rights or copyrights of the Company or third parties.

2.4. You may download or copy the content of the Website, other components and elements displayed on the Website for your personal use only, provided that you comply with all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing any content for other than personal use is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the Company.

2.5. It is allowed to use the information posted on the Website free of charge, provided that an open hyperlink and mention of the original source is provided not lower than the first paragraph and not more than one and a half thousand characters of the original text. The use of a larger amount of text is possible only with the written permission of the Company.
The use of information means any reproduction, republication, distribution, processing, translation, inclusion of its parts in other works and other methods provided for by the Law of Ukraine "On Copyright and Related Rights".
The Company grants written permission to use its materials to third parties at its discretion on the basis of an application sent in electronic form to notify@ac-step.com, with the obligatory indication of the return postal address. The Company reserves the right to request any additional information from third parties in the process of reviewing the request, which is necessary to make a decision on issuing a written permission. The use of the Company's materials is possible only after the third party has received the relevant written permission.

3. User Content

3.1 You agree to use the Website solely for legitimate purposes and in such a way as not to violate the rights of other users, not to restrict or impede the access of others to the Website and use it.

3.2. It is not allowed to upload, distribute or publish any defamatory, offensive, obscene, pornographic or other illegal material; advertising, commercial messages, as well as messages that do not have an information load and are not related to the subject matter of the resource.

3.3 You acknowledge that any materials distributed by you (for example, content created by you, including, but not limited to: comments, forum, messages, reviews, text, video, audio and photos, as well as computer code and applications) may be removed or modified by us. You waive any rights that you may have in the event that such material is available on the Site, and the material may be changed even if you do not agree. The materials may also be included in our RSS feeds, APIs, and available for republication through other formats.

3.4. You grant to the Company a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, licence to the materials posted/submitted/distributed by you, including the transfer to the Company or any third party of the unrestricted right to use, copy, transmit, publish, distribute, create derivative works, modify and adapt the index, cache, tags encoding (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, transmission, mobile, digital scanning or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereafter developed, including any articles posted by you on the Site or on a website owned by the Company.

3.5. You are solely responsible for the content of your publications. The Company cannot control every material and is not responsible for the content of these messages, We reserve the right to remove, move or edit articles that the Company, in its sole discretion, considers offensive, defamatory, obscene or inappropriate, infringing copyrights and trademarks.

3.6. You agree to display and publish the material developed by you on the Website, as well as for advertising purposes outside the Website.

4. Representations and warranties

4.1 You represent, warrant and promise (a) that the materials of any kind submitted through your account (i) will not infringe, plagiarise or violate the rights of third parties, including copyright, trademarks, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights, or (ii) contain defamatory or other unlawful material, and (b) you are at least eighteen years of age.

4.2 You hereby warrant that you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees from and against any and all liability and expenses, including legal fees, incurred in connection with any claim arising out of any breach of these Terms, warranties and agreements by you or any user of your account. You shall reasonably co-operate in the defence of any such claim. The Company reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter claiming indemnification from you.

4.3. The Company does not warrant or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinions, statements or other information uploaded or distributed through the accounts of any users, information providers or any other person or entity. You acknowledge and understand that reliance on such opinions, advice, statements, memoranda or other information is at your sole risk. The materials on the Site are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, including warranties of title or fitness for a particular purpose. You hereby acknowledge that your use of the Website is at your own risk.

5. Registration and security

5.1. As part of the registration or account creation process, You will create login credentials by selecting a password and providing an email address. You will also be required to provide Us with certain information about yourself, which must be accurate and up to date.

5.2. Each registration is valid for one user. You may not share your login credentials so that no one else can access Your account. We may cancel or suspend your access to the Site if you share your login credentials. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, which you must not disclose to any representative or agent of the Company. You may not (a) select or use another person's login credentials for the purpose of impersonating that person, (b) use the credentials of an account without the owner's permission, or (c) use the credentials, in your sole discretion, if they are or are considered offensive. Failure to comply with the above provisions shall be deemed a violation of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account.

5.3. We welcome the participation of people of all ages on the Website, however, in order to protect children, persons under the age of majority may not register on the Website.

5.4. You are obliged to notify notify@ac-step.com of any known or suspected unauthorised use of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including the loss, theft or unauthorised disclosure of your password.

5.5. You are responsible for any use or activity on your account on the Site, including the use of your account by third parties with your permission. Any fraudulent, abusive or other illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at our sole discretion, and we may refer the information to the relevant law enforcement authorities.

6. Communication between the Website and Users

6.1. If You fill in the registration form in order to receive certain information, We, as owners and successors, with the permission of certain third-party suppliers, provide You with information about the materials published on the Site.

6.2. You provide, and the Company reserves the right to send to your e-mail, information about changes or additions to the services on the Website.

6.3. The Company reserves the right to disclose information about usage and demographics, provided that it does not reveal your identity. Advertisers on the Website may collect and disseminate personal information about you only if you confirm your consent in accordance with the Company's Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy.

6.4. The Company may contact you by e-mail about your participation in a user survey, asking questions to improve current or prospective materials. This information will be used to improve the operation of the Website and to better understand our users. Any information we receive in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except for aggregated, impersonal data.

7. Licences and software

7.1. You do not have any rights to the proprietary software and accompanying documentation, or any improvements or modifications thereto (the "software"), unless you have access to the Site. You may not sublicense, assign or transfer any licences granted by the Company, and any attempted sublicense, assignment or transfer shall be void and unlawful. You may make one copy of such software for archival purposes. You may not copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from the software.

8. Termination of access to the Website

8.1. You may terminate your account at any time by contacting notify@ac-step.com. You will receive an automatic email confirmation that your account cancellation request has been accepted and your access will be terminated within 24 hours.

8.2. The Company may, at its sole discretion, remove or suspend access to all or part of the Site for any reason, including violation or failure to comply with these Rules.

9. Miscellaneous

9.1 These Rules shall be applied in accordance with the laws of Ukraine. Any disputes regarding the implementation of these Rules will be resolved by the relevant court in the manner prescribed by the current legislation of Ukraine.

9.2. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions, nothing in these Rules may be used to interpret the provisions specified in the Privacy Policy.

9.3. Correspondence should be sent to notify@ac-step.com.

9.4. You agree to immediately report any copyright infringement in relation to the materials on the Website. If you have any claims regarding copyright infringement in relation to the materials contained on the Website, please send an email to notify@ac-step.com.

9.5. The materials may contain links related to other World Wide Web websites, resources and advertisers. As We are not responsible for the availability of these external resources or their content, You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the administrator of such website.

10. Advertising and affiliate materials

10.1 Materials with the labels "advertising", "company news", "press release", "topical", "point of view", "official", "partner material" may be published on a commercial or partnership basis.

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