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Order No. 116 
of Director of 30 December 2016 

Terms of use for the open service of the Centre of Registers and Information Systems settings

  1. Definitions used

‘Service’ – the e-services provided by the Centre of Registers and Information Systems to the public, which may include, among other things, websites, databases, information systems, registers, etc. ‘Administrator’ – the Centre of Registers and Information Systems. 

‘User’ – a person using the Service.

  1. General provisions
    1. Use of the Service is permitted only if the Terms of Use have been accepted. Upon using the Service, the User exclusively agrees with all Terms of Use.
    2. The processing of data available through the Service (including viewing, modifying, deleting, downloading) in any manner or for any purpose is considered as the use of the Service.
    3. Use of the Service is prohibited by automated scripts, programs or tools. The restriction does not apply to 
      1. the Services for which the User has entered into a contract with the Administrator for the use of the XML Services;
      2. to ariregister.rik.ee/autocomplete.py=name when using the web functionality;
      3. to open data;
      4. if the User has a written reproducible authorisation from the Administrator.
    4. When using the Service, you should not engage in any activity that disturbs, interferes with or may interfere with the provision of the Services to the Administrator’s customers.
    5. The legal relationship between the User and the Administrator is governed by the current legislation of the Republic of Estonia.
  2. Reuse of data
    1. Open data are digital data in machine-readable format, freely and openly available to the public, with no restrictions preventing their use and distribution, and published at the following web address: http://www.rik.ee/et/avaandmed. By using the open data, the User agrees and undertakes to comply with the published terms and conditions of the licence. Acceptance of the terms and conditions of the licence is given to the Administrator at the moment of opening the open data set.
    2. The user is obliged to comply with the restrictions set out in the legislation on the reuse (distribution, publication, etc.) of data that are not treated as open data and to ensure that the data are kept up to date.
  3. Copyrights
    1. The Administrator owns all copyrights and related rights (database maker’s rights) in the Service and its constituent materials (published information, texts, images, graphic works, compilations, software, and other works within the meaning of the Copyright Act), the copyright of which does not belong to a third party.
    2. By making the Service available to the public, the Administrator does not grant to any person any copyright in the Service or the materials published therein.
    3. The materials available through the Service may be reproduced, distributed, translated, processed, adapted, publicly displayed, transferred or made available for any purpose, within the limits of free use (non-profit) under the Copyright Act. The extraction or reutilisation of the whole or a substantial part of the database is permitted only under conditions agreed with the Administrator. This paragraph does not apply to the use of a set of open data.
    4. Reproduction of the Service, its structure, technical and graphic design or programs is prohibited.
    5. It is permitted to make references and hyperlinks to the Service and to the Administrator (including sub-links to sub-pages) provided that they do not provide false, misleading or derogatory information about the Service or the Administrator or misrepresent the Service. Framing of the Service or any part of the Service is permitted only under conditions agreed with the Administrator.
  4. Personal data
    1. In accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act, personal data are processed only with the User’s consent and only to the extent necessary for the operation of the Service. By using the Service, with respect to personal data in the possession of the Administrator, the User consents to the Administrator that:
      1. their personal data are processed in the Administrator’s information system or register;
      2. on the basis of their personal identification code, queries are made to databases where it is necessary to ensure the functionality of the Service provided.
  5. User’s rights and obligations
    1. The User has the right to use the Service in accordance with the Terms of Use of the Service.
    2. Upon using the Service, the User is obligated to comply with all applicable laws, legislation regulating the protection of intellectual property, and good practice.
    3. The User should pay for all paid Services in accordance with the applicable fees, which are also published on the Administrator’s website.
    4. The User is obligated to keep the identifiers required for logging into the Service a secret. Any potential damage arising from the use of the Service by means of the User’s identifiers that have ended up in the possession of a Third Party due to the User’s own act/omission is the liability of the User.
  6. Administrator’s rights and obligations
    1. The Administrator has the right to restrict the User’s access to the Service if the User breaches these Terms of Use or if the Administrator has reasonable grounds to suspect a breach of these Terms of Use.
    2. The Administrator reserves the right to temporarily disconnect access to the Service if necessary for the purposes of technical modifications, upgrades, maintenance or countering cyber-attacks.
    3. The Administrator is not liable for any loss or damage, including loss of profits, arising from the use of the Service or from the restriction or interruption of access to the Service under these Terms of Use.
    4. The Administrator undertakes not to disclose the User’s data to third parties, except for the transfer of data on the grounds provided by law.
    5. The Administrator has the right to unilaterally modify the Terms of Use and other instructions available through the Service. The amended Terms of Use will be published on the rik.ee website and will become effective from the date of publication on the website. No User is individually notified of the modification of the Terms of Use.