Terms of Service

The Service Terms below govern your use of the services provided by SCANOSS.COM in this website as well as by the use of the public SCANOSS API as well as services provided through the SCANOSS API and through third parties.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time. When we do this, we will post the revised Terms of Service on this page and will indicate the date of such revision.

Your continued use of the Services after the date of any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. To the extent allowed by law, these Terms of Service are binding. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms of Service, you may discontinue your use of the Services.

SCANOSS.COM Services Description

The SCANOSS.COM Services are offered as a platform to allow an individual, entity or non-profit organization to perform a comparison of a program against known programs made available by their authors as Open Source.

All information and content provided by SCANOSS.COM relating to the Services is for informational purposes only, and SCANOSS.COM does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any such information or content. No content is intended to provide legal, or other professional advice. Before making any decisions regarding licenses or terms of use of the software identified, you should consult the respective authors or seek legal or other professional advisor as appropriate. You acknowledge that all information and content accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk.

Since SCANOSS.COM obtains information from public sources, SCANOSS.COM has no control over the conduct of, or any information provided by, any public sources and hereby disclaims all liability in this regard to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. We expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for the outcome of the results of any analysis done using our Services.

Services Content, Software and Trademarks

You acknowledge and agree that the Services may contain content or features (“Services Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by SCANOSS.COM, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services, the Services Content, or Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content that you legally upload to the Services. In connection with your use of the Services you will not engage in or use any data mining, spiders, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. If you are blocked by SCANOSS.COM from accessing the Services (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any use of the Services or the Services Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Services or distributed in connection therewith are the property of SCANOSS.COM, our affiliates and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by SCANOSS.COM.

Third-Party Material

Under no circumstances will SCANOSS.COM be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including Users) or any User Content (including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any User Content), or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such User Content. You acknowledge that SCANOSS.COM does not pre-screen User Content, but that SCANOSS.COM and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, remove, or allow any User Content that is available via the Services at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and without any liability to you or to any third party for any claims, damages, costs or losses resulting therefrom.


These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and SCANOSS.COM and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and SCANOSS.COM with respect to the Services. You also may be subject to additional terms of service that may apply when you use affiliate or third-party services, third-party content or third-party software. These Terms of Service will be governed by English law.

With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration, as set forth above, you and SCANOSS.COM agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court in London. The failure of SCANOSS.COM to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be (or are otherwise) invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

You may not assign these Terms of Service without the prior written consent of SCANOSS.COM, but SCANOSS.COM may assign or transfer these Terms of Service, in whole or in part, without restriction. If we fail to enforce any of our rights, that does not result in a waiver of that right. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. SCANOSS.COM may, at any time, assign our rights or delegate our obligations hereunder without notice to you in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of equity or assets, or by operation of law or otherwise. Nothing in these Terms shall prevent SCANOSS.COM from complying with the law.

SCANOSS.COM shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

Privacy Policy

At SCANOSS, we respect the privacy of our users. For details please see our Privacy Policy. By using the Services, you consent to our collection and use of personal data as outlined therein. If you are in Europe, by using the Services, you acknowledge SCANOSS.COM’s collection and use of personal information as described in the Privacy Policy.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact us to report any violations of these Terms of Service or to pose any questions regarding these Terms of Service or the Services.

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