Terms of use

Access to and use of 'Koios.org' is provided by Koios on the following terms:

1. By using Koios.org you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of Koios.org. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to Koios.org.

2. Koios may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of Koios.org will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website and the accompanying web services.

Use of Koios.org

3. You agree to use Koios.org only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of Koios.org. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within Koios.org.

4. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with Koios you agree to grant to Koios, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons).

5. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share on Koios.

6. If you do not want to grant Koios the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with Koios.org.

7. In order to participate in and contribute to Koios.org you are required to login. Any personal information supplied to Koios.org as part of your user profile and/or any other interaction with Koios.org will be collected, stored and used in accordance with the Koios Privacy Policy.

8. You agree to use Koios.org in accordance with the following rules.

(i) About posting content and comments:


  • No advertising or promoting.
  • Contributions must be civil and tasteful.
  • No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
  • No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
  • Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant Koios.org community.
  • No spamming or off-topic material: we don't allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don't re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
  • No impersonation.
  • No unethical or immoral content. Content that encourage unhealthy/addictive substances and behavior such as alcohol usage, smoking, gambling is not permitted
  • No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) content or user names.
  • Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account.

(ii) Your account:

If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.

All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else's email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.

Koios reserves the right to restrict users from logging in if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple accounts, or disrupts any of our services in any way.

(iii) Safety:

We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified).

(iv) Legal requirements:


  • You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature on Koios.org. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
  • Contributing material to a Koios.org community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

(vi) If you breach these rules:

If you fail to abide by these rules (and/or any variations in relevant local house rules) when taking part on Koios.org, you might receive an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.

This action may include any content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate on Koios.org.

If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to Koios.org or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on Koios.org, and Koios considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Koios may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement(s).

Koios reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

9. Content posted on Koios.org is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of Koios. Koios are NOT responsible for any content posted by members of the public on Koios.org or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through Koios.org. Any links to third party websites from Koios.org do not amount to any endorsement of that site by Koios and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

10. Koios.org content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Koios, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the extent permitted by law, Koios excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Koios does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content.

11. Nothing in these terms limits or excludes Koios's liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, Koios shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of Koios.org regardless of the form of action.

12. Koios do not warrant that functions available on Koios.org will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that Koios.org or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

General

13. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

14. The failure or delay of Koios to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive Koios's right to enforce that right.

CHOICE OF LAW AND LOCATION FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES.

15. You agree that the Service concluded and constituted on these terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with the Norwegian Law. Disputes shall be brought before the Norwegian Courts with Oslo tingrett as legal venue.

You further agree that any disputes or claims that you may have against us will be resolved by a court located Norway with Oslo as the legal venue and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU ARE: (1) WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN; (2) IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF, AND VENUE IN, NORWAY, OSLO, OVER ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS YOU HAVE WITH US; AND (3) SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF COURTS LOCATED IN NORWAY OSLO FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.

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