Terms of Use

Shine Terms of Use

Last Updated 12 September, 2017

A. Definitions

“You” or “your” refers to the end user.

“We”, “us”, “our”, and “Developers” refer to the developer(s) of the Shine program, as explicitly stated in the “About” section of the program, or on any other location that we determine appropriate, such as a website.

“Third Party software” refers to third-party libraries the Developers have used to add functionality to Shine, in a compiled form. These libraries are subject to their own terms, along with the respective language in these terms.

“API” refers to the library (or libraries) included with Shine to allow other developers or end users to extend or otherwise add functionality to Shine. The API is also subject to its own terms, along with the respective language in these terms.

“Shine” refers to the Shine program, in both its compiled and source forms, along with any libraries that Shine depends upon to provide functionality to the program, and that are not Third Party software or API. This does include the Shine Add-ins for Microsoft Office.

“Add-on” refers to a piece of code, usually in a compiled form, created using the API by another developer or end user. Add-ons are subject to their own terms, along with the respective language in the API terms, and these terms.

“Calendars” refer to files that contain calendar information, such as events, tasks, and descriptions of such things, that are created and/or edited by Shine as the result of user interactions with the program.

B. Licensing

We provide to you a license, which cannot be transferred or sold, to use Shine on devices that you own. This does not make you the owner of your copy of Shine, only the receiver of a license to utilize it. We provide you the right to use your copy of Shine as long as you abide to these terms, and any other applicable terms mentioned within. This does not guarantee you any other rights in relation to this software. If you do not wish to abide to these terms, you are to remove all copies of Shine from your devices.

You are not allowed to sublicense, sell, or transfer your copy of Shine to another individual, business, or customer. You are not allowed to place your copy of Shine in a location that can be easily accessed by another individual, business, or customer (except for making this copy available to others who use the computer it is installed on, through appropriate means).

These terms and this license apply additionally to all updates, supplements, and other content that are provided to you to interact with the Shine program.

C. Usage

We permit you to utilize all functionality included within your copy of Shine which are accessed by standard means (such as launching the executable, and interacting with the GUI that it provides). We reserve the ability to determine if any usage is against these terms, and thus declare you as not abiding by these terms. You may not utilize this software in any way that is considered against the law.

You may not work around any intentional limitations of Shine. You also may not reverse engineer, decompile, or in any other means attempt to obtain or determine the source code for Shine. You may not modify any part of Shine, beyond what Shine itself allows through standard usage.

While you have a right to your privacy, and we wish to respect and uphold that in any way that we can, we may collect information about your usage of Shine, its API, or the Calendars or event data that have been created or otherwise accessed by your copy of Shine. This collected information will not be used for the intent of personally identifying you. This information may be analyzed by the Developers, or on the behalf of the Developers, to improve Shine, its API, and/or any Third Party software.

D. Calendar Files

Any Calendars or event data that are created or accessed, usually as a result of user interactions with Shine, are specifically addressed here. You are permitted to utilize, share, transfer, or in any other way take advantage of these Calendars or event data as you see fit, as long as it is not to perform anything considered against the law, or to perform anything that will go against any other part of these terms.

Any information from Calendars or event data that is collected, as described in part C, will not be used for the intent of personally identifying you. This information may be analyzed by the Developers, or on the behalf of the Developers, to improve Shine, its API, and/or any Third Party software.

E. Feedback

If you provide feedback to the Developers, including via the means included with Shine, via email or via any other form of contact, you allow the Developers to use, share, or in any other way act upon the feedback you provide, without limitations and without payment. The Developers are not under any obligation to act upon the feedback you provide. If the Developers do act upon your feedback, they have no obligation to provide you credit, compensation, or in any other way personally identify you.

F. Third Party Software

The Developers utilize Third Party software to add or extend functionality to Shine. By distributing this Third Party software with your copy of Shine, the license to use this Third Party software is provided to you by the Developers, rather than by the developers or maintainers of the Third Party software. The licenses to this Third Party software is included with Shine for your convenience. You must abide by these licenses to utilize the Third Party software, and utilize Shine.

Most of the Third Party software is available in other locations, whether on the Internet or elsewhere, unmodified from the copy that is distributed with Shine. The Developers are not obligated to provide copies of these Third Party software. The Developers are obligated to provide information as to what Third Party software are unmodified, which versions of the Third Party software is used by Shine, and to provide a way to view the licenses for the Third Party software.

The copies, distributed with Shine, of some Third Party software are modified from copies that could be obtained from other locations, such as the Internet or elsewhere. The Developers are obligated to provide information as to what Third Party software is modified, to provide a way to view the licenses for this Third Party software, and to provide a source copy of the Third Party software upon request.

G. Add-ons and API

You are allowed to install, utilize, and in any other way take advantage of Add-ons that are made available for Shine, as long as you abide to the license and terms of each Add-on, if applicable, and as long as you do not use the Add-on to go against these terms or the terms of use of the API. To reiterate, an Add-on may include an additional license or terms that you must abide by to utilize the Add-on.

The Developers may collect information as which Add-ons are installed on your device(s), and how you utilize these Add-ons, as outlined in part C. The Developers also reserve the ability to disallow the installation of, or to uninstall, an Add-on, if it is determined to go against these terms or against the terms of use of the API.

You are allowed to create an Add-on to extend or add functionality to Shine, as long as you utilize the API included with Shine, and abide to the terms of use of the API. You are allowed to apply any additional license or terms with your Add-on, as long as they do not involve: going against these terms, providing the source code for Shine, preventing end users from accessing and utilizing all features of Shine available to them, and preventing the Developers from collecting information as outlined in part C.

The Developers are not obligated to allow other end users or customers to install your Add-on. The Developers are obligated to display any additional license or terms prior to installation or activation of an Add-on, provided that you provide these license or terms via the means that the Developers make available to you.

You may not work around any intentional limitations of the API. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or in any other way attempt to obtain or determine the source code for the API, beyond what the Developers already have provided to you. The Developers reserve the ability to determine if any usage of the API, or any Add-on, is against these terms, and thus declare you as not abiding by these terms.

H. Warranty

The Developers are not obligated to provide any support or services in relation to Shine, its API, any Calendars, and any Third Party software. Shine, its API, and any Third Party software is licensed to you “as-is”, and you bear the risk of using it. We are not obligated to provide recovery or compensation to any damage, including consequential damage, loss of profit, loss of data, indirect damage, or incidental damage, as a result of using Shine, its API, and any Third Party software.

The Developers are not obligated provide any support in relation to any Add-ons that you may install, activate, and/or use. All Add-ons are without warranty from the Developers. If an Add-on has additional licenses or terms, it may include support or a warranty. We are not obligated to provide recovery or compensation to any damage, including consequential damage, loss of profit, loss of data, indirect damage, or incidental damage, as a result of installing, activating, and/or using an Add-on.

This still applies even if the Developers are aware of the possibilities of such damage occurring.

I. Applicable Laws and Exceptions

Depending on the state or country that you reside in, there may be laws, legal documents, or other statements of primary authority that provide rights or other permissions that contradict with the terms of this agreement. In all cases, and only these cases, where these contradictions occur, the statements of primary authority will have prevalence or superiority over these terms. All other parts and text of these terms will continue to have authority.

If you live in the United States, Wisconsin law applies to the interpretation of these terms, and to any declarations of you not abiding to these terms. If you live in a different country, the laws of where you reside apply.

J. Expiration and Changes

These terms do not have an expiration date. As long as you utilize Shine and its API, and as long as there is a legal entity that upholds these terms, these terms will apply.

The Developers are obligated to provide you notification, in some form, if there are any changes to these terms. These changes can be made at any time. You automatically agree to abide to any new changes to these terms made by the Developers. If you decide not to agree to the new terms, you will need to remove all copies of Shine for your devices. The Developers are not obligated to agree, abide, or adhere to any changes that you may make to these terms.