Legal matters

There is no warranty for the program, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the program ‘as is’ without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

Limitation of Liability

In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will any copyright holder, or any other party who modifies and/or conveys the program as permitted above, be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered in accurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Information gathering and privacy

Similarly to standard web servers, we keep logfiles of the IP addresses of computers that access this web site and of what files they downloaded. These web server logs and survey results may be retained for the duration of the research project. This trial will not record personal data, psychological information, zodiacal sign, sexual preferences nor other sensitive data of users. No Person-identifiable data such as names, addresses or contact details are recorded. The SwarmPlayer and SwarmPlugin are in constant dialogue with our web server. The following data is stored in our web server logs during the trial: IP address, Internet connectivity, bandwidth availability, performance of the video streaming including: packet delays, frame rate deadline misses, NAT type, Bittorrent-like unchokes, Bittorrent piece rarity, and similar low-level P2P networking matters. We will collect and store Internet IPv4 addresses of trial members and keep them under strict confidentiality. At no point will we make this information public. We reserve the right in the interest of scientific progress and advancement of Open Source P2P software to make aggregated P2P performance statistics and anonymised records available from these trials to the public. We will never publish any personally identifiable information in any form or function.

Software license

All our software is distributed underĀ this LGPLv2.1 open-source license.

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