Terms of Service
ModernMT offers a service of machine translation powered by artificial intelligence techniques.
The core of our automatic translation software, sometimes referred to as “engine”, is trained and tuned using content in in the form of sentences pairs. Each sentence pair contains a sentence with the corresponding translation, and it may also feature metadata (language names, author name, dates etc).
The following Terms of Service govern the access and use of the service APIs.
Under the Terms, "ModernMT" means MMT S.r.l., with offices at Via Sommarive, 18 POVO - 38123 Trento, Italy. We may refer to "ModernMT" as "we", "our", or "us" in the Terms.
Section 1: Account and Registration
a. Accepting the Terms
You may not use the APIs and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with ModernMT, or (b) you are a person barred from using or receiving the APIs under the applicable laws of Italy or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the APIs.
b. Entity Level Acceptance
If you are using the APIs on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you have authority to bind that entity to the Terms and by accepting the Terms, you are doing so on behalf of that entity (and all references to "you" in the Terms refer to that entity).
In order to access our APIs you may be required to provide certain information (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the APIs, or as part of your continued use of the APIs. Any registration information you give to ModernMT will always be accurate and up to date and you'll inform us promptly of any updates.
Section 2: Using Our APIs
a. Your End Users
You will require any of your end users to comply with (and not knowingly enable them to violate) applicable law, regulation, and the Terms.
b. Compliance with Law, Third Party Rights, and Other ModernMT Terms of Service
You will comply with all applicable law, regulation, and third party rights (including without limitation laws regarding the import or export of data or software, privacy, and local laws). You will not use the APIs to encourage or promote illegal activity or violation of third party rights. You will not violate any other terms of service with ModernMT (or its affiliates).
c. Permitted Access
You will only access (or attempt to access) an API by the means described in the documentation of that API. You will not misrepresent or mask either your identity or your API Client's identity when using the APIs.
d. API Limitations
ModernMT sets and enforces limits on your use of the APIs (e.g. limiting the number of API requests that you may make), in our sole discretion. You agree to, and will not attempt to circumvent, such limitations documented with each API. If you would like to use any API beyond these limits, you must obtain ModernMT's express consent (and ModernMT may decline such request or condition acceptance on your agreement to additional terms and/or charges for that use). To seek such approval, contact the ModernMT API team for information.
Section 3: Your API Clients
a. API Clients and Monitoring
The APIs are designed to help you enhance your websites and applications ("API Client(s)"). YOU AGREE THAT MODERNMT MAY MONITOR USE OF THE APIS TO ENSURE QUALITY, IMPROVE MODERNMT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND VERIFY YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS. This monitoring may include ModernMT accessing and using your API Client, for example to identify security issues that could affect ModernMT or its users. You will not interfere with this monitoring. ModernMT may use any technical means to overcome such interference. ModernMT may suspend access to the APIs by you or your API Client without notice if we reasonably believe that you are in violation of the Terms.
You will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect user information collected by your API Client, including personally identifiable information ("PII"), from unauthorized access or use and will promptly report to your users any unauthorized access or use of such information to the extent required by applicable law.
ModernMT does not acquire ownership in your API Clients, and by using our APIs, you do not acquire ownership of any rights in our APIs or the content that is accessed through our APIs.
d. User Privacy and API Clients
Section 4: Prohibitions and Confidentiality
a. API Prohibitions
When using the APIs, you may not (or allow those acting on your behalf to):
- Sublicense an API for use by a third party. Consequently, you will not create an API Client that functions substantially the same as the APIs and offer it for use by third parties.
- Perform an action with the intent of introducing to ModernMT products and services any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, malware, or any items of a destructive nature.
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten others.
- Interfere with or disrupt the APIs or the servers or networks providing the APIs.
- Promote or facilitate illegal online gambling or disruptive commercial messages.
- Reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code from any API or any related software, except to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law.
- Use the APIs for any activities where the use or failure of the APIs could lead to death, personal injury, or environmental damage (such as the operation of nuclear facilities, air traffic control, or life support systems).
- Remove, obscure, or alter any ModernMT terms of service or any links to or notices of those terms.
b. Confidentiality Matters
- API credentials (such as passwords, keys, and client IDs) are intended to be used by you and identify your API Client. You will keep your credentials confidential and make reasonable efforts to prevent and discourage other API Clients from using your credentials.
- Our communications to you and our APIs may contain ModernMT confidential information. ModernMT confidential information includes any materials, communications, and information that are marked confidential or that would normally be considered confidential under the circumstances. If you receive any such information, then you will not disclose it to any third party without ModernMT's prior written consent. ModernMT confidential information does not include information that you independently developed, that was rightfully given to you by a third party without confidentiality obligation, or that becomes public through no fault of your own. You may disclose ModernMT confidential information when compelled to do so by law if you provide us reasonable prior notice, unless a court orders that we not receive notice.
Section 5: Content
a. Submission of Content
Some of our APIs allow the submission of content. ModernMT does not acquire any ownership of any intellectual property rights in the content that you submit to our APIs through your API Client, except as expressly provided in the Terms. It is understood that you give ModernMT a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicensable, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to Use content submitted, posted, or displayed to or from the APIs through your API Client. "Use" means use, host, store and modify for the sole purpose of enabling ModernMT to provide, secure, and improve the APIs and the related service (e.g. improving our Machine Translation system). Before you submit content to our APIs through your API Client, you will ensure that you have the necessary rights (including the necessary rights from your end users) to grant us the license.
b. Privacy of your Content
Your submitted content is and remains private. It shall not be published, shared or sold by us in any way without explicit consent by their legal owner.
Section 6: Termination
You may stop using our APIs at any time with or without notice. ModernMT reserves the right to terminate the Terms with you or discontinue the APIs or any portion or feature or your access thereto for any reason and at any time without liability or other obligation to you.
b. Your Obligations Post-Termination
Upon any termination of the Terms or discontinuation of your access to an API, you will immediately stop using the API and delete any cached or stored content. ModernMT may independently communicate with any account owner whose account(s) are associated with your API Client and API credentials to provide notice of the termination of your right to use an API.
c. Surviving Provisions
When the Terms come to an end, those terms that by their nature are intended to continue indefinitely will continue to apply.
Section 7: Liability for our APIs
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THE TERMS, NEITHER MODERNMT NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE APIS. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON'T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH THE APIS, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE APIS, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE APIS "AS IS".
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THE TERMS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND UNDERTAKINGS.
b. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, MODERNMT, AND MODERNMT’S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA; FINANCIAL LOSSES; OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF MODERNMT, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE APPLICABLE APIS (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE APIS AGAIN) DURING THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY.
IN ALL CASES, MODERNMT, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY EXPENSE, LOSS, OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, if you are a business, you will defend and indemnify ModernMT, and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and users, against all liabilities, damages, losses, costs, fees (including legal fees), and expenses relating to any allegation or third-party legal proceeding to the extent arising from:
- your misuse or your end user's misuse of the APIs;
- your violation or your end user's violation of the Terms; or
- any content or data routed into or used with the APIs by you, those acting on your behalf, or your end users.
Section 8: General Provisions
We may modify the Terms or any portion to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our APIs. You should look at the Terms regularly. We'll post notice of modifications to the Terms within the documentation of each applicable API, to this website. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than 30 days after they are posted. But changes addressing new functions for an API or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified Terms for an API, you should discontinue your use of that API. Your continued use of the API constitutes your acceptance of the modified Terms.
b. General Legal Terms
We each agree to contract in the English language. If we provide a translation of the Terms, we do so for your convenience only and the English Terms will solely govern our relationship. The Terms do not create any third party beneficiary rights or any agency, partnership, or joint venture. Nothing in the Terms will limit either party's ability to seek injunctive relief. We are not liable for failure or delay in performance to the extent caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If you do not comply with the Terms, and ModernMT does not take action right away, this does not mean that ModernMT is giving up any rights that it may have (such as taking action in the future). If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms. The Terms are the entire agreement between you and ModernMT relating to its subject and supersede any prior or contemporaneous agreements on that subject.
Any claim relating to ModernMT APIs shall be governed by Italian law without regard to its conflict of law in other countries.