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Terms of Use

All of the information about places and activities provided over the API with the exception of image files can be used freely in accordance with the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Image files are subject to terms of use as stipulated by the owner of each image. The terms of use are described under the license attributes of the images found on the API, as follows:

1) Helsinki Marketing has the non-exclusive right, unrestricted by time or place, to make the image available to the public in any publication media, as well as to reproduce the image. Helsinki Marketing has the right to use the image only for marketing and communications related to the event, activity or service for which the image was produced. These user rights do not permit the image to be used in a way that infringes the moral rights of its creator. The image may not be modified without the written consent of the rights holder. However, the image or any of its parts may be used freely in collages, for example, and the colours and format of the image may be modified. Collages here refer to the combining of the image or any of its parts to another or other images or text. In addition, Helsinki Marketing undertakes to mention the source and creator of the image when using it. The terms of use described above includes the right to share the image with third parties via the MyHelsinki interface. Third parties have the right to use the image within the user rights granted to Helsinki Marketing. Helsinki Marketing undertakes to inform third parties of the contents and restrictions of its user rights.

2) Helsinki Marketing and third parties have the right to use the image in accordance with Creative Commons BY 4.0 license terms. Helsinki Marketing undertakes to inform third parties that the image can be used in accordance with the license terms and to make these terms known to third parties when making the image available via the MyHelsinki interface.

3) If an image has no license attributes, it may be used only by myHelsinki.fi or connected services. It is important, therefore, to check that images have been assigned a license type before using them.

Terms of Use for MyHelsinki Places Service

Persons and companies that submit their information on the website are referred to hereinafter as the “User”.

By using the MyHelsinki Places services and submitting information to it, the User agrees to and is subject to the following Terms of Use. The Terms of Use also define the responsibilities of Helsinki Marketing towards third parties:

The User submits information about places owned by the User’s own company and notifies about missing places or places that no longer exist by following the instructions on the MyHelsinki Places service. By submitting information to the MyHelsinki Places service, the User grants Helsinki Marketing the free and unrestricted user rights to the information and the right to publish this information on its own marketing channels (e.g. myhelsinki.fi) and as open data. Images are subject to the user rights defined by the User.

The User agrees that Helsinki Marketing has the right to amend information, either in part or in full. Helsinki Marketing decides for itself whether to publish any of the information (text and images) submitted by the User. Helsinki Marketing is under no obligation to publish the information.

For Images, the User is responsible for ensuring that the User has full rights to the submitted material, including the right to share it with Helsinki Marketing for publication on the myhelsinki.fi website and/or as open data. If the User is not the holder or owner of the intellectual property rights or other rights to the Image, the User is responsible for ensuring that the User has the permission of the rights holder to the material and to share it with Helsinki Marketing for the purposes described above.

The User is responsible for ensuring that the information submitted by the User does not infringe the intellectual property rights or other legal and contractual rights of third parties. The User is responsible for ensuring that the information submitted is not illegal or contrary to good practice.

The User agrees not to use the MyHelsinki Places service in a manipulative manner, for example to slander competing places or businesses, or for other competitively dubious purposes.

Helsinki Marketing has ownership and intellectual property rights to the website and its implementation, and the User (or any other party) does not have the right to copy or use the website or its idea for its own purposes or for other activities that infringe the rights of Helsinki Marketing. Helsinki Marketing claims all rights to the MyHelsinki Places service and its contents.

Helsinki Marketing has the right to remove any information from its database that it believes contains offensive, manipulative or criminal texts or elements.

Helsinki Marketing reviews and edits information submitted to the MyHelsinki Places service to ensure quality and to eliminate any of the above-mentioned negative elements.

Helsinki Marketing does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy of contents submitted to the MyHelsinki Places service or received by means of open data.

Helsinki Marketing is not responsible for direct or indirect damages or losses caused by decisions made or actions taken on the basis of information submitted to the MyHelsinki Places service or its contents. This covers, for example, possible losses to profits, goodwill, reputation and data.

Any disputes between the User and Helsinki Marketing or disagreements about these Terms of Use are subject to Finnish law. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be achieved amicably through negotiation, the dispute shall be settled in the Helsinki District Court.

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