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LightOn Cloud for Research Terms and Conditions

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  • v2 published on 30/04/2020
  • v1 published on 31/03/2020

The following LightOn Cloud for Research Program Terms and Conditions (“LOC for Research Terms”) apply to any LightOn Cloud research credits (“Credits”) you receive. Capitalized terms used but not defined in LOC for Research Terms will have the meanings set forth in the LightOn Cloud Terms and Conditions, available at http://cloud.lighton.ai/loc-terms-and-conditions/

1. Using Credits

1.1 Your Credits may be used only to support student coursework, academic research, non-profit research projects, or student projects associated with coursework or academic research. Credits may not be used for administrative workloads. Credits may not be used in conjunction with any other promotional or incentive offer from Us.

1.2 You must have a valid LightOn Cloud account (or create a new LightOn Cloud account if you do not already have one) before you can use Credits. Once your Credits are consumed, all additional use of the Services will be billed at Our standard rates. Credits expire six months from the date they are added to your LightOn Cloud account. Failure to use Credits before the expiration date will result in forfeiture of the Credits. We reserve the right to cancel your Credits at any time. No refunds will be granted for any expired or cancelled Credits and Credits are nonrefundable.

1.3 Your Credits are personal to You. You may not sell, license, rent, or otherwise transfer Credits. Your Credits may not be applied to any other account. Credits are void if you attempt to sell, license, rent or otherwise transfer them. Credits have no intrinsic value, are not redeemable for cash, have no cash value, and serve merely as a means to provide an incentive to use the LightOn Cloud Services.

1.4 Your Credits are void in the event of fraud, misuse, or failure to satisfy any of the LightOn Cloud for Research Terms or the LightOn Cloud terms and conditions. IN ADDITION TO OTHER LEGAL RELIEF, YOU WILL REIMBURSE US FOR THE AMOUNT OF ANY CREDITS YOU USE OR ATTEMPT TO USE IN VIOLATION OF THE LIGHTON CLOUD FOR RESEARCH PROGRAM TERMS.

2. Additional Terms

2.1. You hereby give LightOn permission to use Your name and/or likeness in furtherance of the LightOn Cloud for Research program.

2.2. You may not issue any press release regarding the LightOn Cloud for Research program without our prior written consent. In addition, You agree not to misrepresent or embellish the relationship between Us and You. For example, You agree not to imply that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute money to your teaching and/or research unless you have Our prior written permission.

2.3 You will abide by the policies and guidelines for the LightOn Cloud for Research program.

2.3 We may terminate or modify the LightOn Cloud for Research program at any time.

2.4 After 20h of LightOn Cloud usage (or at any other time that We find appropriate based on Your usage pattern and/or the nature of Your research project), You will provide Your feedback for the LightOn Cloud service through a short survey (through a questionnaire, a short phone call, or other similar means). This is a prerequisite for continuing using the LightOn Cloud for Research program and/or asking for additional credits. Once Your LightOn Cloud service usage is concluded, We may request further feedback on the LightOn Cloud service through the aforementioned means (questionnaires, short phone calls, user testimonials, or similar).

2.5 You agree that any research conducted (partially or fully) under the LightOn Cloud for Research programme acknowledges two things:

  1. the usage of LOC (as a service) in any communication, presentation, paper/publication, and white paper;
  2. the usage of LightOn OPUs (as hardware) in any communication, presentation, paper/publication, and white paper.

2.6 Any data or information relating to the LightOn Cloud for Research Program, or the LightOn Cloud, that you discover, derive, develop, or otherwise learn about through your use of the LightOn Cloud for Research Program is deemed to be LightOn Cloud Confidential Information under the terms of the LightOn Cloud terms and conditions and You agree to maintain such information in strict confidence in accordance with LightOn Cloud terms and conditions. This includes, but it not limited to, information relating to security-related issues and suggested improvements to the LightOn Cloud for Research program.

2.7 Unless agreed by Us in writing, Credits may not be used (and you are ineligible to receive any Credits) if you are using your LightOn Cloud account for or on behalf of any governmental entity. If You are receiving/using Credits on behalf of any governmental entity, by receiving/using Research Credits you certify that Your receipt and use of the Credits is not prohibited or inconsistent with any applicable laws, regulations or binding orders, including applicable ethics or procurement rules, and will not create a conflict of interest for Lighton Cloud.

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