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.