Terms of Service

Use of the Rainforest Connection (or “RFCx”) websites (rfcx.org and sub-domains), desktop programs and mobile applications (also known as the “Platform”) constitutes agreement to our terms of use. We encourage you to review the following information carefully.

TRADEMARKS Rainforest Connection and other marks indicated on our site are trademarks owned exclusively by Rainforest Connection. The use of these trademarks is prohibited unless authorized or written consent by Rainforest Connection. Use is also prohibited if used to disparage or discredit Rainforest Connection or in any used in a way that may cause confusion among our supporters, donors and the general public.

RESTRICTIONS It is the intention of Rainforest Connection to open source all of our technology in accordance with the Apache 2.0 license, and to offer the use of our Platform for conservation and research purposes. We will collaborate with the academic community to responsibly share AI knowledge, contributing to publishing research studies and enabling data scientists to develop useful AI applications. We will uphold high standards of scientific excellence as we work to progress AI development. Given this, Rainforest Connection hereby grants you permission to access and use our Platform, provided that these standards are held in high regard.

Access to the Platform is specifically subject to the following conditions, and you agree that your failure to adhere to any of these conditions shall constitute a breach of these Terms on your part:

PROTECTING YOUR ACCOUNT Some portions of this website permit username and passwords to be used. You are responsible for protecting your unique username and password and you agree to be responsible for all activities performed under your user account.

CONTENT SUBMITTED BY SITE USERS If you post content to the Platform or otherwise submit material (including, but not limited to audio files, audio labels, audio metadata), you grant Rainforest Connection, its affiliates, and third parties that Rainforest Connection has elicited to developing and fine tuning machine learning based AI models, a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate and create derivative works using your content or material. We will never share your account profile personally identifiable information without your consent.

Rainforest Connection strongly advises against uploading any audio data that contains personally identifiable information such as recordings of people’s voices.

Rainforest Connection is not liable to protect or prevent the distribution of any personally identified information uploaded by you outside of what is included in your account profile (including but not limited to personally identifiable information in audio files, audio labels, and audio metadata).

By your submission you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Rainforest Connection or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Rainforest Connection reserves the right to remove any content at our sole discretion.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY This site is provided by Rainforest Connection on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Rainforest Connection makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the operation of the site or the content contained therein. You expressly agree that your use of rfcx.org is at your own risk. Rainforest Connection cannot warrant that this site, our servers, or email communications affiliated with the use of this website, are free from viruses. Rainforest Connection will not be responsible for any damages of any kind resulting from the use of this website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

APPLICABLE LAW By visiting rfcx.org, you agree that the laws of the state of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Rainforest Connection.

CHANGES IN POLICY Rainforest Connection reserves the right to modify, alter, delete and update these policies at any time we see fit. Such alterations do not nullify our rights if infringements or breaches occurred under a previous version of these conditions.