Confluent Hub Terms of Use

Welcome to the Confluent Hub (“Confluent Hub”), an online listing of connectors, transformations, technical templates and more (“Components”).  By visiting the Confluent Hub, you agree that your visiting and use of the Confluent Hub is governed by these legally binding Terms of Use (“Agreement” or “Terms of Use”). However, if you download any Components, those Components are subject to the separate license terms made available with such Components.   If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company or other organization, you represent that you have the authority to bind that company or organization to this Agreement, and the terms “you” and “your” will refer to that company or organization. If you do not have that authority, or if you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you may not use and you must leave the Confluent Hub.

Confluent Hub Components

In the Confluent Hub, you can browse, download, and/or contribute components for the Confluent Platform ecosystem. Most of the Components made available on the Confluent Hub are published as open source and provided and licensed to you by third parties, as described in these Terms of Use.  Your use of such third party Components will be governed by such third party’s terms.  Please read those terms carefully before accepting them.

Your use of a Component will be governed by the terms and conditions of a license agreement between you and the provider (Provider) of the Component (a License), as specified in the Component download process and/or package.  Unless otherwise expressly stated in the Provider License, Provider or its licensors own all title, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Component, and the Component is licensed to you directly by the Provider, not sold.

Confluent is not responsible for any transmission, collection, disclosure, modification, use or deletion of your data by or through third-party Components or their Providers.

Account Registration and Security

You may need to register for an account to use some features of Confluent Hub.  You must provide accurate registration information when you register for an account, using a valid name and valid contact information. You may not use some else’s account without their permission.  You are responsible for the security of your passwords and for any use of your account.

Reviews

The Confluent Hub allows you to review Components you have used. You may post only one review per Component, unless the later review reflects a good-faith rating change based on further evaluation. If you post a review of your own Component or the Component of a competitor, you must disclose your affiliation.

Content

The Confluent Hub may enable you to post, upload, or submit text, information, data or other content, including reviews as described above (collectively, “Content”).  You are solely responsible for any Content that you post, upload, or submit to Confluent Hub.

You shall not:

  • submit Content that you don’t have the right to submit, unless you have the owner’s permission; this includes material covered by another party’s copyright, patent, trade secret, privacy, or any other proprietary right;
  • upload or transmit any material (including any computer virus, worm, bot, or device) that is likely to harm or corrupt Confluent Hub, or harm or corrupt our or anyone else’s computer systems or data; or
  • use Confluent Hub to solicit any users for commercial purposes.

If you post, upload or submit Content, you represent that you either own all such Content, or you have the right to provide such Content.

You are required to refrain from posting any illegal, abusive or other inappropriate Content.

Confluent may, but shall not be required to, monitor Content.  We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and for any reason at any time, to remove any Content.  You hereby grant to Confluent a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, fully paid-up, royalty-free to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, excerpt, attribute, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display Content that you provide and to incorporate it into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed, and to permit others to do so.

Component Contributions

The Confluent Hub may enable you to submit components for inclusion as Components in the Confluent Hub.

You will ensure that all such components and any associated Content comply with this Agreement, including the guidelines and policies setting forth requirements for including your components in the Confluent Hub, which Confluent makes available at Confluent Hub, and which are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

You shall not:

  • submit components that you don’t have the right to submit, unless you have the owner’s permission; this includes material covered by another party’s copyright, patent, trade secret, privacy, or any other proprietary right; or
  • as part of your submission of a component, upload or include any material (including any computer virus, worm, bot, or device) that is likely to harm or corrupt Confluent Hub, or harm or corrupt Confluent’s or anyone else’s computer systems or data.

For any submitted components, you hereby grant Confluent the nonexclusive, royalty‐free, worldwide right and license (i) to distribute or make available for download the components through the Confluent Hub to end users; (ii) to use, reproduce, distribute, reformat and publicly display any related Content that you provide regarding the components; and (iii) to use the components internally for testing and evaluation purposes.  You acknowledge that Confluent has no obligation to distribute or list any component, or to continue to do so.

You, not Confluent, license your components to end users, and you must provide or specify the applicable License. Your License must comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  You agree that Confluent does not and will not have any responsibility or liability related to compliance or non‐compliance by you or any end user under a License.

Proprietary Rights and Prohibited Use

Confluent and other marks or logos of Confluent or third parties used on the Confluent Hub are trademarks or service marks of Confluent or such third parties and may not be used in any manner without the express prior written consent of the respective owner.  Confluent’s use of any third party marks or logos does not indicate any affiliation or other relationship with such third parties.

You shall not:

  • use automated systems or software to extract data or Components from the Confluent Hub;
  • copy, frameset, enclose or otherwise distribute any part of the Confluent Hub;
  • use the Confluent Hub to download Components for the purpose of redistributing such Components via an online listing similar to the Confluent Hub; or
  • bypass or circumvent any features of the Confluent Hub related to security, restrictions on copying, or account management.
Violations

We may, ourselves or through our agents, investigate any violation of this Agreement and take appropriate remedial action.

Disclaimer

Confluent is not responsible for any third-party content or Components, whether or not we reviewed or moderated such content or Components. You agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on any content or component on the Confluent Hub.  We do not in any way warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness, usefulness, non-infringement, or quality of the content or Components on the Confluent Hub.  We hereby disclaim all warranties, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, relating to such content or Components. We shall not be liable or responsible in any way for any losses or damage of any kind, including lost profits or other indirect or consequential damages, relating to your use of or reliance upon any Content or Components on the Confluent Hub.

Confluent does not provide support services of any kind for Components downloaded from the Confluent Hub, except and solely to the extent that Confluent is providing support services for such Components to you as part of a separate, purchased subscription.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees harmless from any claims by third parties, and any related damages, losses or costs (including reasonable attorney fees and costs), arising out of Content you submit to or publish on the Confluent Hub, any materials you provide to be distributed as Components, your use of the Confluent Hub, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of a third party.

General

This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law provisions thereof.  Confluent and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of California in connection with the resolution of any dispute or claim arising out of this Agreement.  If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect its intentions, with all other provisions remaining in full force and effect. Our failure to enforce any right or provision in this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless agreed to by us in writing. This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between you and us and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements, whether written or oral, between you and us regarding the subject matter contained herein. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent.  Confluent may freely assign or delegate this Agreement in Confluent’s sole discretion without your prior written consent.  This Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, their successors, and permitted assigns.  Except as set forth in in the section below entitled “Changes to Terms”, all amendments to this Agreement must be made in a writing signed by both parties.

Changes to Terms

We may change the terms of this Agreement from time to time. Any changes will take effect 30 days after they are posted. You should check periodically for changes to these terms.

Last updated on April 4, 2018

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