Last updated: April 2018
1. License Subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Service, Viber grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, personal, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, royalty-free license to use the Viber APIs. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Viber.
2. Use of the Viber APIs.
(b) You will only access (or attempt to access) the Viber APIs by the means described in the documentation of that API. If Viber assigns you developer credentials (e.g. client IDs), you must use them with the applicable Viber APIs. You will not misrepresent or mask either your identity or your API Client’s identity when using the Viber APIs or developer accounts.
(c) Viber may set and enforce limits on your use of the Viber APIs (e.g. limiting the number of API requests that you may make or the number of users you may serve) in our sole discretion. You agree to and will not attempt to circumvent such limitations. If you would like to use any Viber API beyond the applicable limits, you must obtain our express consent (and we may decline such request or condition acceptance on your agreement to additional terms and/or charges for that use).
3. API Clients and Monitoring. The Viber APIs are designed to help you enhance your websites and applications (“API Client(s)”). Viber is not required to promote or recommend your API Client. YOU AGREE THAT VIBER MAY MONITOR USE OF THE APIS TO ENSURE QUALITY, IMPROVE VIBER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND VERIFY YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS OF SERVICE. This monitoring may include Viber accessing and using your API Client, for example, to identify security issues that could affect Viber or its users. You will not interfere with this monitoring. Viber may use any technical means to overcome such interference. Viber may suspend access to the Viber APIs by you or your API Client without notice if we reasonably believe that you are in violation of the Terms of Service or the TOU.
4. Security. You will use best commercial efforts to protect user information collected by your API Client, including personally identifiable information (“PII”), from unauthorized access or use and will promptly report to your users and any other party as required by applicable law any unauthorized access or use of such information to the extent required by applicable law.
6. Viber API Prohibitions. When using the Viber APIs, you may not (or allow those acting on your behalf to):
Viber reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the Viber APIs in Viber’s sole discretion. If Viber decides to charge for use of the Viber APIs, such charges will be disclosed to you prior to their effect. Viber also reserves the right to include advertising in or associated with any information provided to you through the Viber APIs.
7. Confidential Information.
(a) Developer credentials (such as passwords, keys, and client IDs) are intended to be used by you and to identify your API Client. You will keep your credentials confidential and make reasonable efforts to prevent and discourage other API Clients from using your credentials. Developer credentials may not be embedded in open source projects.
(b) Our communications to you and the Viber APIs may contain Viber confidential information. Viber confidential information includes any materials, communications, and information that are marked confidential or that would normally be considered confidential under the circumstances. If you receive any such information, then you will not disclose it to any third party without Viber’s prior written consent. Viber confidential information does not include information that you independently developed, that was rightfully given to you by a third party without confidentiality obligation, or that becomes public through no fault of your own. You may disclose Viber confidential information when compelled to do so by law if you provide us reasonable prior notice. If you have entered a specific Non Disclosure Agreement with Viber, such Non Disclosure Agreement shall prevail over the confidentiality obligations set forth in this Section 7(b).
8. Ownership. The Viber APIs may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. Viber’s rights apply to the Viber APIs and all output and executables of the Viber APIs, excluding any software components developed by you which do not themselves incorporate the Viber APIs or any output or executables of such software components. You agree to abide by all applicable proprietary rights laws and other laws including without limitation the laws of the United States of America and all other countries where you use the Viber APIs, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in these Terms of Service. Viber owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the Viber APIs. These Terms of Service grant you no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property owned or licensed by Viber, including (but not limited to) the Viber APIs.
9. Termination. You may stop using the Viber APIs at any time with or without notice. Further, if you want to terminate the Terms of Service, you must provide Viber with prior written notice and upon termination, cease your use of the Viber APIs. Viber reserves the right to terminate the Terms of Service with you without notice, liability, or other obligation to you.
10. Support. Viber may elect to provide you with support or modifications for the Viber APIs (collectively, “Support”), in its sole discretion, and may terminate such Support at any time without notice to you. Viber may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Viber APIs for any reason at any time, including the availability of any Viber APIs. Viber may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Viber APIs without notice or liability.
11. Your Obligations Post-Termination. Upon any termination of the Terms of Service or discontinuation of your access to the Viber APIs, you will immediately stop using the Viber APIs, and upon Viber’s written request, delete and/or return to us, any Viber confidential information. Viber may independently communicate with any account owner whose account(s) are associated with your API Client and developer credentials to provide notice of the termination of your right to use the Viber APIs.
12. Survival clause. When the Terms of Service terminate, those terms that by their nature are intended to continue indefinitely will continue to apply.
13. Disclaimer of Warranty. SOME OF THE VIBER APIS ARE EXPERIMENTAL AND HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED IN ANY MANNER. VIBER DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT VIBER APIS ARE FREE OF INACCURACIES, ERRORS, BUGS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, OR ARE RELIABLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR OTHERWISE VALID. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE VIBER APIS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND AND VIBER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, TITLE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR USE OF THE VIBER APIS IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE VIBER APIS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.
14. Limitation of Liability . TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, VIBER SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE VIBER APIS, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED AND WHETHER OR NOT VIBER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL VIBER BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT. WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU (AND NOT VIBER) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING THEREIN. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW ALL OR ANY PART OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO APPLY TO YOU, THE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. In no event shall Viber’s total liability to you for all damages (other than as may be required by applicable law in cases involving personal injury) exceed the amount of fifty U.S. dollars ($50.00). The foregoing limitations will apply even if the above stated remedy fails of its essential purpose.
15. Indemnification. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify Viber and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners, and employees from and against any third party claims arising from or in any way related to your use of the Viber APIs, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and/or consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature. Viber shall use good faith efforts to provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
16. Relationship of the Parties . Notwithstanding any provision hereof, for all purposes of the Terms of Service, you and Viber shall be and act independently and not as partner, joint venturer, agent, employee or employer of the other. You shall not have any authority to assume or create any obligation for or on behalf of Viber, express or implied, and you shall not attempt to bind Viber to any contract.
17. Invalidity of Specific Terms . If any provision of these Terms of Service is adjudged, by written decision, to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
18. Choice of Law . To the extent permitted by law, the Terms of Service and any provisions therein shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within New York.
19. No Waiver of Rights by Viber . Viber’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
This Addendum to the Viber API Terms of Service (the “Agreement”) is by and between Viber Media S.a.r.l, a Luxembourg limited liability company (“Viber”), and Developer having selected to use the Viber API under the Agreement. Viber and Developer are each a “Party” and collectively the “Parties.” This Addendum is an integral part of the Agreement. Any words or terms not otherwise defined in this Addendum have the same meaning as in the Agreement. In the event of a conflict between definitions in the Agreement and this Addendum, the definitions within this Addendum control.
1. Definitions .
(a) “Personal Data,” “Process/Processing, ” “Controller,” “Processor,” “Data Subject” and “Supervisory Authority” shall have the same meanings given to them in the Regulation.
(b) “Data Protection Law(s)” means the Directive, the Regulation, any successors thereto, and any other applicable law relating to data protection or privacy of individuals.
(c) “Directive” means the Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Personal Data Directive).
(d) “Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council (General Data Protection Regulation).
2. Role of the Parties . In order to provide the Services under the Agreement, Viber discloses data, including Personal Data to Developer solely for the purposes described in the Agreement (the “Permitted Purposes”) and Viber is a Controller of the data it discloses to Developer. Pursuant to the Agreement, Developer uses the data as a separate and independent Controller for the Permitted Purposes. In no event will the Parties process the data as joint Controllers.
3. Obligations . Each Party shall use the Personal Data in accordance with the Regulation and other applicable Data Protection Laws and will individually and separately fulfill all obligations that apply to it as a Controller under the Regulation. a. In order to disclose Personal Data to for the Permitted Purposes and in compliance with the Regulation, each Party’s obligations include without limitation: (i) identifying and establishing its independent legal basis for processing and disclosing Personal Data; and (ii) fulfilling transparency requirements regarding its use of and disclosure of Personal Data. b. The Developer will assure it obtains the necessary right(s) from Data Subjects to request Personal Data from Viber pursuant to the Agreement for the Permitted Purposes.
4. International Data Transfers. The Parties acknowledge that in the course of their cooperation under the Agreement, Personal Data may be transferred from the European Union (“EU”) or European Economic Area (“EEA”) to the United States or other territory(ies) whose level of protection for Personal Data differs from that of the EU and EEA. In order to lawfully transfer Personal Data, the Parties hereby agree to enter into Standard Contractual Clauses as set forth by the European Commission (“SCC”) in the form attached as Schedule 1 hereto.
5. Survival. This Addendum shall survive termination or expiration of the Agreement. Upon termination or expiration of the Agreement, the Developer may only continue to process Personal Data received from Viber provided if such use complies the requirements of this Addendum and under the Regulation.
These Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal from the European Economic Area community to third countries data transfer agreement between Viber Media S.a.r.l (“Viber”) and the Developer which is making use of the Viber API according to the Viber API Terms of Service. For the purposes of these Contractual Clauses (“Clauses”), Viber is the Data Exporter and Developer is the Data Importer. Developer and Viber are each a “Party” and collectively the “Parties”.
For the purposes of the clauses:
(a) “personal data”, “special categories of data/sensitive data”, “process/processing”, “controller”, “processor”, “data subject” and “supervisory authority/authority” shall have the same meaning as in Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (whereby “the authority” shall mean the competent data protection authority in the territory in which the data exporter is established);
(b) “the data exporter” shall mean the controller who transfers the personal data;
(c) “the data importer” shall mean the controller who agrees to receive from the data exporter personal data for further processing in accordance with the terms of these clauses and who is not subject to a third country’s system ensuring adequate protection;
(d) “clauses” shall mean these contractual clauses, which are a free-standing document that does not incorporate commercial business terms established by the Parties under separate commercial arrangements.
The details of the transfer (as well as the personal data covered) are specified in Annex B, which forms an integral part of the clauses.
I. Obligations of the data exporter
The data exporter warrants and undertakes that:
(a) The personal data have been collected, processed and transferred in accordance with the laws applicable to the data exporter.
(b) It has used reasonable efforts to determine that the data importer is able to satisfy its legal obligations under these clauses.
(c) It will provide the data importer, when so requested in writing, with copies of relevant data protection laws or references to them (where relevant, and not including legal advice) of the country in which the data exporter is established.
(d) It will respond to enquiries from data subjects and the authority concerning processing of the personal data by the data importer, unless the parties have agreed that the data importer will so respond, in which case the data exporter will still respond to the extent reasonably possible and with the information reasonably available to it if the data importer is unwilling or unable to respond. Responses will be made within a reasonable time.
(e) It will make available, upon request, a copy of the clauses to data subjects who are third party beneficiaries under clause III, unless the clauses contain confidential information, in which case it may remove such information. Where information is removed, the data exporter shall inform data subjects in writing of the reason for removal and of their right to draw the removal to the attention of the authority. However, the data exporter shall abide by a decision of the authority regarding access to the full text of the clauses by data subjects, as long as data subjects have agreed to respect the confidentiality of the confidential information removed. The data exporter shall also provide a copy of the clauses to the authority where required.
II. Obligations of the data importer
The data importer warrants and undertakes that:
(a) It will have in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, and which provide a level of security appropriate to the risk represented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected.
(b) It will have in place procedures so that any third party it authorises to have access to the personal data, including processors, will respect and maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal data. Any person acting under the authority of the data importer, including a data processor, shall be obligated to process the personal data only on instructions from the data importer. This provision does not apply to persons authorised or required by law or regulation to have access to the personal data.
(c) It has no reason to believe, at the time of entering into these clauses, in the existence of any local laws that would have a substantial adverse effect on the guarantees provided for under these clauses, and it will inform the data exporter (which will pass such notification on to the authority where required) if it becomes aware of any such laws.
(d) It will process the personal data for purposes described in Annex B, and has the legal authority to give the warranties and fulfil the undertakings set out in these clauses.
(e) It will identify to the data exporter a contact point within its organisation authorised to respond to enquiries concerning processing of the personal data, and will cooperate in good faith with the data exporter, the data subject and the authority concerning all such enquiries within a reasonable time. In case of legal dissolution of the data exporter, or if the parties have so agreed, the data importer will assume responsibility for compliance with the provisions of clause I(e).
(f) At the request of the data exporter, it will provide the data exporter with evidence of financial resources sufficient to fulfil its responsibilities this clause I and clause III (which may include insurance coverage).
(g) Upon reasonable request of the data exporter, it will submit its data processing facilities, data files and documentation needed for processing to reviewing, auditing and/or certifying by the data exporter (or any independent or impartial inspection agents or auditors, selected by the data exporter and not reasonably objected to by the data importer) to ascertain compliance with the warranties and undertakings in these clauses, with reasonable notice and during regular business hours. The request will be subject to any necessary consent or approval from a regulatory or supervisory authority within the country of the data importer, which consent or approval the data importer will attempt to obtain in a timely fashion.
(h) It will process the personal data in accordance with the data processing principles set forth in Annex A.
(i) It will not disclose or transfer the personal data to a third party data controller located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless it notifies the data exporter about the transfer, and
i. the third party data controller processes the personal data in accordance with the European Commission’s decision finding that a third country provides adequate protection, or
ii. the third party data controller becomes a signatory to these clauses or another data transfer agreement approved by a competent authority in the EU, or
iii. data subjects have been given the opportunity to object, after having been informed of the purposes of the transfer, the categories of recipients and the fact that the countries to which data is exported may have different data protection standards, or
iv. with regard to onward transfers of sensitive data, data subjects have given their unambiguous consent to the onward transfer
III. Liability and third party rights
(a) Each Party shall be liable to the other Party for damages it causes by any breach of these clauses. Liability as between the Parties is limited to actual damage suffered. Punitive damages (i.e. damages intended to punish a party for its outrageous conduct) are specifically excluded. Each party shall be liable to data subjects for damages it causes by any breach of third party rights under these clauses. This does not affect the liability of the data exporter under its data protection law.
(b) The Parties agree that a data subject shall have the right to enforce as a third party beneficiary this clause and clauses I(b), I(d), I(e), II(a), II(b), II(c), II(d), II(e), II(h), II(i), III(a), V, VI(d) and VII against the data importer or the data exporter, for their respective breach of their contractual obligations, with regard to his personal data, and accept jurisdiction for this purpose in the data exporter’s country of establishment. In cases involving allegations of breach by the data importer, the data subject must first request the data exporter to take appropriate action to enforce his rights against the data importer; if the data exporter does not take such action within a reasonable period (which under normal circumstances would be one month), the data subject may then enforce his rights against the data importer directly. A data subject is entitled to proceed directly against a data exporter that has failed to use reasonable efforts to determine that the data importer is able to satisfy its legal obligations under these clauses (the data exporter shall have the burden to prove that it took reasonable efforts).
IV. Law applicable to the clauses
These clauses shall be governed by the law of the country in which the data exporter is established, with the exception of the laws and regulations relating to processing of the personal data by the data importer under clause II(h), which shall apply only if so selected by the data importer under that clause.
V. Resolution of disputes with data subjects or the authority
(a) In the event of a dispute or claim brought by a data subject or the authority concerning the processing of the personal data against either or both of the Parties, the Parties will inform each other about any such disputes or claims, and will cooperate with a view to settling them amicably in a timely fashion.
(b) The Parties agree to respond to any generally available non-binding mediation procedure initiated by a data subject or by the authority. If they do participate in the proceedings, the Parties may elect to do so remotely (such as by telephone or other electronic means). The Parties also agree to consider participating in any other arbitration, mediation or other dispute resolution proceedings developed for data protection disputes.
c) Each Party shall abide by a decision of a competent court of the data exporter’s country of establishment or of the authority which is final and against which no further appeal is possible.
(a) In the event that the data importer is in breach of its obligations under these clauses, then the data exporter may temporarily suspend the transfer of personal data to the data importer until the breach is repaired or the contract is terminated.
(b) In the event that:
i. the transfer of personal data to the data importer has been temporarily suspended by the data exporter for longer than one month pursuant to paragraph a);
ii. compliance by the data importer with these clauses would put it in breach of its legal or regulatory obligations in the country of import;
iii. the data importer is in substantial or persistent breach of any warranties or undertakings given by it under these clauses;
iv. a final decision against which no further appeal is possible of a competent court of the data exporter’s country of establishment or of the authority rules that there has been a breach of the clauses by the data importer or the data exporter; or
v. a petition is presented for the administration or winding up of the data importer, whether in its personal or business capacity, which petition is not dismissed within the applicable period for such dismissal under applicable law; a winding up order is made; a receiver is appointed over any of its assets; a trustee in bankruptcy is appointed, if the data importer is an individual; a company voluntary arrangement is commenced by it; or any equivalent event in any jurisdiction occurs; then the data exporter, without prejudice to any other rights which it may have against the data importer, shall be entitled to terminate these clauses, in which case the authority shall be informed where required. In cases covered by (i), (ii), or (iv) above the data importer may also terminate these clauses.
(c) Either Party may terminate these clauses if (i) any Commission positive adequacy decision under Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC (or any superseding text) is issued in relation to the country (or a sector thereof) to which the data is transferred and processed by the data importer, or (ii) Directive 95/46/EC (or any superseding text) becomes directly applicable in such country.
(d) The Parties agree that the termination of these clauses at any time, in any circumstances and for whatever reason (except for termination under clause VI(c)) does not exempt them from the obligations and/or conditions under the clauses as regards the processing of the personal data transferred.
VII. Variation of these clauses
The Parties may not modify these clauses except to update any information in Annex B, in which case they will inform the authority where required. This does not preclude the Parties from adding additional commercial clauses where required.
VIII. Description of the Transfer
The details of the transfer and of the personal data are specified in Annex B. The Parties agree that Annex B may contain confidential business information which they will not disclose to third parties, except as required by law or in response to a competent regulatory or government agency, or as required under clause I(e). The Parties may execute additional annexes to cover additional transfers, which will be submitted to the authority where required. Annex B may, in the alternative, be drafted to cover multiple transfers.
Automated decisions: For purposes hereof “automated decision” shall mean a decision by the data exporter or the data importer which produces legal effects concerning a data subject or significantly affects a data subject and which is based solely on automated processing of personal data intended to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to him, such as his performance at work, creditworthiness, reliability, conduct, etc. The data importer shall not make any automated decisions concerning data subjects, except when:
(a) i. such decisions are made by the data importer in entering into or performing a contract with the data subject, and
ii. the data subject is given an opportunity to discuss the results of a relevant automated decision with a representative of the parties making such decision or otherwise to make representations to that parties. or
(b) where otherwise provided by the law of the data exporter.
(To be completed by the parties)
Data subjects The personal data transferred concern the following categories of data subjects: End users of Viber who elect to communicate with Developer’s product.
Purposes of the transfer(s) The transfer is made for the following purposes: The personal data will be transferred to the data importer to enable personalization of Developer’s product.
Categories of data The personal data transferred concern the following categories of data: Profile photo of user (if exists), unique identifier of user for the unique Developer product, profile name of user.
Recipients The personal data transferred may be disclosed only to the following recipients or categories of recipients: The data importer may disclose the personal data to its business partners as required for the performance of the Developer’s product.
Sensitive data (if appropriate) The personal data transferred concern the following categories of sensitive data: N/A
Contact points for data protection enquiries
|Data Exporter||Data Importer|
|Viber Legal||Such contact details as provided to Viber upon registration|
|Viber Media S.a.r.l|
|2 Rue du Fosse, Luxembourg, L-1536,|
|Grand Duchy of Luxembourg|
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