Terms and Conditions

1. Acceptance of Terms; the Service

Claned® is a web-based, per­sonal learning envi­ronment deve­loped and owned by Claned Group Oy Ab, a Finnish limited lia­bility company with business ID 2422442-0, having its regis­tered address at Man­ner­hei­mintie 15, 00260 Hel­sinki, Finland (“Claned Group”, “we”, “us”).
Claned is designed for an educa­tional user expe­rience for, by and with users typically being stu­dents or employees of an educa­tional ins­ti­tution, company or a similar party. In addition to its fea­tures as an educa­tional col­la­bo­ration tool around digital content in a digital envi­ronment, Claned fea­tures learning ana­lytics and educa­tional data mining to build ana­lysis, pre­dic­tions and recom­men­dation to its users based on their inte­rac­tions within the application.
Your use of Claned and related ser­vices (col­lec­tively the “Service(s)”) are governed by these terms of use (the “Terms”). By using or otherwise accessing the Service you agree to these Terms. In case you do not agree to the Terms, you are not allowed to use the Service.
As your privacy is of highest priority to us, the processing of your per­sonal data and infor­mation is always subject to Claned Group’s privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”), which is deemed to be part of the Terms. In your capacity as a Claned User (as defined below), you also agree to comply with the Privacy Policy, which is deemed to be part of the Terms.
You further affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Service is not intended for children under 13, except for as allowed in certain juris­dic­tions and sepa­rately per­mitted by Claned Group.

2. Definitions

In addition to certain terms defined throughout the Terms, the fol­lowing defi­ni­tions will be used the Terms:
“Admi­ni­strator” shall mean a Claned User assigned with admi­ni­strator user rights pur­suant to the Terms ope­rating on behalf of an Educator.
“Board(s)” shall mean subject-specific forum boards within Claned on which the user expe­rience mainly takes places and on which Claned Users may col­la­borate and add content.
“Claned Account” shall mean your per­sonal user account, which you have opened and regis­tered pur­suant to the Terms to be a Claned User.
“Claned User(s)” shall mean any user of Claned having open a Claned Account and regis­tered as user of the Service.
“Col­la­bo­ration Notes” shall mean your or other Claned Users’ com­mu­nica­tional inte­rac­tions on the Boards con­sisting of high­lighting of content, likes, com­ments and other pos­sible col­la­bo­ration tools as avai­lable from time to time within Claned.
“Col­la­bo­ration Notes” shall mean your or other Claned Users’ com­mu­nica­tional inte­rac­tions on the Boards con­sisting of high­lighting of content, likes, com­ments and other pos­sible col­la­bo­ration tools as avai­lable from time to time within Claned.
“Educator” shall mean an entity within Claned, such as an educa­tional ins­ti­tution, company or a similar party, to which Learners, Instructors and other Claned User maybe connected.
“Instructor” shall mean a Claned User con­nected to an Educator and assigned with instructor user rights pur­suant to the Terms.
“Learner(s)” shall mean a Claned User not assigned with extended user rights, typically being a student, employee or other user wishing to use Claned.
“User Content” shall mean (a) Col­la­bo­ration Notes by Claned Users and (b) material, such as course assign­ments, notes, articles and other similar content pro­duced by Claned Users
“Third-Party Content” shall mean any content pro­duced by third parties, such as books, articles, pre­sen­ta­tions, video, audio files and other material, which is or may subject to copy­right and/​or other intel­lectual pro­perty rights.

3. Right to Use the Service

Subject to your accep­tance of these Terms, Claned Group gives you a limited, non-exclusive, nont­rans­fe­rable and revocable license right to use the Service for your private and educa­tional pur­poses. This right is for the sole purpose of enabling you to enjoy the benefits of the Claned service as per­mitted by these Terms.
You also ack­now­ledge that Claned Group reserves to right to disable or restrict your access to the Service at any time.
The Service is subject to applicable copy­right and other intel­lectual pro­perty laws. All title, right and interest in and to the Service and any other pro­ducts and ser­vices pro­vided to you by Claned Group is at all times retained by Claned Group and its licensors.
You may not, unless this expressly per­mitted or required by law, copy, modify, distribute (including by framing any of the Ser­vices on any web site), enhance, translate, reproduce, sell, resell, sublicense, rent, lease, or otherwise attempt to exploit the Ser­vices; decompile, disas­semble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code; make deri­vative works of the Ser­vices; or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Ser­vices, Claned Group or any other Claned Group pro­ducts or services.
You will not int­roduce any virus, worm, spyware or any other com­puter code, file or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the ope­ration of any hardware, software or telecom­mu­nica­tions equipment, or any other aspect of the Ser­vices or ope­ration thereof; scrape, spider, use a robot or other auto­mated means of any kind to access the Services.
You hereby represent and warrant that you have all licenses, rights, con­sents, and per­mis­sions necessary to grant the rights set forth in these Terms with respect to your sub­mitted content and that Claned Group shall not need to obtain any licenses, rights, con­sents, or per­mis­sions from, or make any pay­ments to, any third party for any use or exploi­tation of your sub­mitted content as aut­ho­rized in these Terms or have any lia­bility to you or any other party as a result of any use or exploi­tation of your sub­mitted Content as aut­ho­rized in these Terms.
Claned Group reserves the right to modify the Service and/​or discon­tinue it in whole or in part at its sole disc­retion without prior notification.

4. Opening of a Claned Account

You must provide Claned Group with accurate and complete infor­mation when you create a Claned Account or the­reafter and undertake to keep such infor­mation up to date. A Claned User is required to provide Claned Group with a valid email address.
A legal entity may also register as a Claned User pro­vided that it is repre­sented by a natural person with the aut­hority to act on behalf of the legal entity. When opening an Claned Account on behalf of an Educator, you represent and warrant that you are aut­ho­rized to grant all per­mis­sions and licenses pro­vided in these Terms and also that you are aut­ho­rized to agree these Terms on the Educator’s behalf.
You are allowed to create and use only one Claned Account. Your Claned Account and the assigned user ID to that account shall only be used per­so­nally by you at any given time. A single login shared by mul­tiple people is not per­mitted. You are res­pon­sible for your passwords and the infor­mation and content you share and provide. Do not share your account and/​or password infor­mation with anybody.

5. Different User Roles Within Claned

Alt­hough Claned Users are typically stu­dents or employees (i.e. Learners) of an Educator they are con­nected to, Claned can also be used without such con­nection. Anyone regis­tering to Claned via the regi­stration avai­lable online becomes a Claned User. The fol­lowing is a desc­ription on the user rights and fea­tures in the capacity of dif­ferent Claned Users:
Capacity as Learner:
As a Learner you are able to:
As a Claned User, you may be con­nected to an Educator by accepting an invi­tation from the Educator through its Admi­ni­strator. A con­nection to an Educator pro­vides you with e.g. access to selected Boards of the Educators as well as with the pos­si­bility to access Ana­lytics (as defined in and pur­suant to the Privacy Policy).
Capacity as Instructor:
In your capacity as an Instructor you are able to
Your extended user rights as Instructor are assigned to you by an Admi­ni­strator on behalf of the res­pective Educator you are con­nected to.
Capacity as Administrator:
As an Admi­ni­strator you are able to

Your extended user rights as an Admi­ni­strator are assigned to you by Claned Group upon request.

6. User Content and Learning Data

In con­nection with your use of the Service, you will submit certain profile infor­mation to us and you may be able to add, upload and/​or link User Content to the Boards. You retain all intel­lectual pro­perty rights you may have to such User Content and Claned Group does not claim title or ownership to such User Content through your use of the Service or otherwise.
You however grant Claned Group and its partners a worldwide and per­petual right to use and com­mercialize such Learning Data for the pur­poses the Service, including the right to process, modify and create deri­vative works of such Learning Data. To the extent your Learning Data con­tains per­sonal data, the use of such por­tions of the Learning Data is however at all times subject to the Privacy Policy, acces­sible from here.
As further ela­bo­rated in the Privacy Policy, we may also collect infor­mation on user activity, and subject to restric­tions specified in the Privacy Policy, you grant us a worldwide and per­petual right to utilize such data on user activity and profile infor­mation to prepare ana­lyzes, pre­diction etc.
By sub­mitting User Content or Third-Party Content to the Boards, you agree not to submit any content that
You also warrant that your User Content does not infringe the proprietary rights of a third party.
If Claned Group becomes aware of above men­tioned content, it can report to the appropriate aut­ho­rities and delete the Claned Accounts of those involved with the distribution.
You agree that User Content within Claned is meant for your educa­tional expe­rience and thus is gene­rally not meant to be disclosed outside Claned.

7. Third-Party Content

The Boards may contain links to or content from third-party sources and the use of such content may be subject to other terms and con­di­tions and privacy policies than those of Claned Group. Because the use of such content does not involve Claned Group, Claned Group encou­rages you to review the terms and con­di­tions that apply to your use of such content.
When you add, upload and/​or link Third-Party Content to a Board, kindly note that it is your sole res­pon­si­bility to ensure that such use of any Third-Party Content by you does not infringe any intel­lectual pro­perty rights of any third parties.

8. Changes and Termination

Claned Group may change these Terms by posting an updated version to the Service, so please review them on a regular basis. Should Claned Group int­roduce changes that have a material adverse effect on you, Claned Group will inform you when you start using the Service next time. Your con­tinued use of the Service cons­ti­tutes your accep­tance of the modified Terms.
Upon any ter­mi­nation of the Service or deletion of your Claned Account these Terms will also ter­minate, but Section 3. (“Right to Use the Service”) and Section 8. (“Changes and Ter­mi­nation”), 9. (“Disclaimer and Limi­tation of Lia­bility”), 10. (“Indem­ni­fication”), and 11. (“Other Terms”) shall survive the ter­mi­nation. In case you cease to use the Service or delete your Claned Account, our rights to use your [content] will remain as defined in the Terms.

9. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Claned Group may change the Service at any time and from time to time without notice. Any changes to the Ser­vices, including releases of new fea­tures, tools or resources, shall be subject to these Terms. Claned Group may also stop (tem­po­rarily or per­ma­nently) pro­viding the Ser­vices (or any part of the Ser­vices) to you or to its cus­tomers gene­rally without prior notice.
The Service is pro­vided on an “as is” and “as avai­lable” basis. You ack­now­ledge and agree that the use of the Service including any and all deci­sions made by you based on such use is at your own risk. Claned Group does not gua­rantee that the Service is error-free or avai­lable at all times and makes no war­ranties as to the accuracy or relia­bility of the con­tents of the Service. Claned Group expressly disclaims to the fullest extent per­mitted by law all express and implied war­ranties relating to the Service, such as the war­ranties of title, non-infrin­gement, merc­han­ta­bility or training for a par­ticular purpose.
Claned Group is at no circums­tances liable for any direct, indirect, inci­dental, special, punitive or con­sequential damages caused by or arising out of the use of the Service, including but not limited to loss of data and even if Claned Group has been advised of such pos­si­bility. To the fullest extent per­mitted by law, the maximum lia­bility of Claned Group shall at all times be limited to the actual price paid by you to Claned Group for the use of the Service or 100 EUR, whic­hever lower.

10. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold Claned Group and its affi­liated com­panies and cont­ractors harmless from and against any and all loss and damage suf­fered as a result of a third party claim, suit or action relating to: (i) of your breach of these Terms; (ii) your use of the Service; (iii) your User Content. In such case, Claned Group will provide you with a written notice.

11. Other Terms

The Terms together with Privacy Policy cons­titute the entire agreement between you and Claned Group (the “Agreement”) and may be amended only by a written document executed by both parties.
The Agreement does not limit any rights that you may have under man­datory legis­lation in your country of residence.
If any pro­vision of the Agreement is held to be unen­forceable for any reason, such pro­vision shall be modified only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and without affecting the remaining pro­vi­sions of the Agreement.

12. Assignment

Claned Group may assign the Agreement in whole or in part to its parent or sub­si­diary com­panies or in con­nection with a merger or business acquisition.

13. Compliance with Laws

You shall use the Service in accor­dance with all applicable laws and regu­la­tions, including laws and regu­la­tions designed to protect against the unaut­ho­rized use and disclosure of per­so­nally iden­ti­fiable infor­mation. Each party shall comply with the laws and regu­la­tions of Finland and other applicable jurisdictions.

14. Governing Law

The Agreement and your use of the Service is governed by the laws of Finland, excluding its choice of law pro­vi­sions. Contact If you have any ques­tions or com­ments regarding these Terms or the Service, please contact us at info@​claned.​com.
Entire Agreement and Seve­ra­bility. These Terms cons­titute the entire agreement between you and Claned Group and may be amended only by a written document executed by both parties (“Agreement”). This Agreement does not limit any rights that you may have under man­datory legis­lation in your country of resi­dence. If any pro­vision of this Agreement is held to be unen­forceable for any reason, such pro­vision shall be modified only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and without affecting the remaining pro­vi­sions of this Agreement.