User Agreement

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1. Subject of the User Agreement

1.1 Subject of this User Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “User Agreement”) shall be relations between Mail.Ru, LLC (OGRN (Primary State Registration Number) 1027739850962, 39 Leningradskiy prospekt, bldg. 79, Moscow, Russia, 125167), hereinafter referred to as “Mail.Ru”, being the titleholder of an Internet service at https://mail.ru/ (hereinafter referred to as the Internet Service as well as “Service”), and you (an individual using the Internet), hereinafter referred to as the “User” as regards using the Internet Service and other serviced posted thereon (hereinafter referred to as the “Mail.Ru Services”). Using Mail.Ru Services the User agrees to observe the terms and conditions stipulated herein. Using of certain Mail.Ru Services may be governed by certain regulations applicable thereto (“Service Usage Agreement”) also being a part hereof. The User Agreement may be amended by Mail.Ru without any special notice

1.2 The User Agreement shall govern the procedure for using Mail.Ru Services. Provisions hereof shall be binding on all the Users both registered on the Internet Service and started using any of Mail.Ru Services.

The User may familiarize itself with the current version hereof having followed this link: https://help.mail.ru/mail-help/UA.

Each time accessing the Internet Service (using the Internet Service) the User shall agree with the terms and conditions hereof and agreements for certain Mail.Ru Services as well as with the terms and conditions of other norms and regulations governing the procedure for using the Internet Service and certain Mail.Ru Services as in force on the date of actual usage. 

2. General terms and conditions

2.1 Mail.Ru shall provide access to a complex of the Internet Services including different communication Services, goods and services Services, entertainment Services, information content-projects available on personal computer and various mobile devices both currently existing and the ones which will be developed in the future (Mail.Ru Services).

2.2 The User shall understand and agree that Mail.Ru Services may contain advertisements and that availability of those advertisements is essential prerequisite of using Mail.Ru Services. The User shall also understand and agree that Mail.Ru Services may contain Mail.Ru messages such as service messages, automatic reports and newsletters of Mail.Ru.

2.3 All Mail.Ru Services including webmail service shall be provided “as is”. Mail.Ru shall not assume any liability for the delay, deletion, non-delivery or impossibility of the User’s data upload as well as shall not be liable for fitness for the User’s purposes. All the issues related to granting of the right of access to the Internet, purchase and adjustment of the correspondent equipment and software solutions shall be independently resolved by the User and shall not be covered hereby.

2.4 Free e-mail service Mail.Ru (hereinafter referred to as the “Mail”) shall mean the service ensuring creation and exchange of e-mail messages using web interface located at: https://mail.ru/ and specialized hardware and software serving for transmission, accumulation and processing of the Users’ electronic correspondence with provision of the Users with unique e-mail address of the following types: anysymbols@mail.ru, anysymbols@inbox.ru, anysymbols@bk.ru, anysymbols@list.ru, as well as Mail boxes (capable of storing the Users’ e-mails received and sent from certain e-mail addresses).

2.5 The User shall agree that Mail.Ru may collect anonymized statistical data as regards the Users of Mail.Ru Services.

2.6 Registering its phone number in the settings of Mail.Ru Services and sending sms from its phone number in order to obtain charged services the user shall agree to get information sms from Mail.Ru and the third persons through the request of Mail.Ru.

2.6.1 To the extent of certain Mail.Ru Services the user may be provided with the functionality to independently send sms to the third persons. Sending sms to the third persons through Mail.Ru Services the User shall agree that the sent sms may be determined as sent from its phone number and in its name. Thereat, the user shall be personally liable for all the potential claims related to sending sms to such persons. 

2.7 Mail.Ru shall be entitled to establish additional requirements and restrictions as regards registration on the web-site or using the Services.

2.8. For the purposes of using the Internet Service as a computer software provided to the User (licensee) by Mail.Ru under conditions of simple royalty-free (non-exclusive) license to use free functional (program) capabilities of the Internet Service. Using of extra charged functional (program) capabilities of the Internet Service shall be provided by Mail.Ru to the User (licensee) under conditions of simple (non-exclusive) license for the period stipulated in the correspondent extra charged functional (program) capabilities of the Internet Service through obtaining access to extra charged functional (program) capabilities of the Internet Service and actual using thereof within the territory covered by the Internet Service. 

3. Entering of the User Agreement into force

3.1 This User Agreement as well as amendments and supplements hereto shall enter into force since published at https://help.mail.ru/mail-help/UA. The User’s agreement with the terms and conditions hereof shall be expressed by clicking the button “Register a mailbox” placed under the registration form for e-mail boxes, registration in any of Mail.Ru Services, or by actual using Mail.Ru Services.

3.2 The User shall be entitled to refuse to accept the amendments hereto which means the User’s refusal to use the Mail.Ru Services.

4. The User’s obligations as regards registration in the Internet Service

4.1 In order to use the Mail or Mail.Ru Services as well as to obtain the rights to use extra functional (program) capabilities of the Internet Service the User shall undergo the registration procedure as follows:

4.1.1 To fill in the form of registration in the Mail or Mail.Ru Services.

During the progress of filling in the registration form the User shall independently use its Login and password required for further access to the e-mail box as well as the information data including secret question and answer enabling the User to independently re-activate access to its e-mail box. The User shall confirm its awareness of that e-mail box security directly depends on complexity (number and variability of characters) of its Password and information data (secret question and answer).

4.1.2 Thereat, Mail.Ru by no means shall check the information provided by the User hereinafter referred to as the logon information (unless otherwise stipulated in the terms and conditions of provision of a certain Service), shall be liable to any third persons for accuracy and authenticity of the logon data and shall estimate the User’s logon data as its personal data.

Publishing its logon data and other information and joining to the User Agreement the User shall provide Mail.Ru with its consent to processing of the logon and other data, public visibility of its profile and the correspondent Services taking into consideration the available functionalities (subject to periodic change at the discretion of Mail.Ru) as well as to the fact that the logon and other data specified in its profile shall be accessible to all the Internet users through such functionality. The User shall agree to transfer its logon and other data to the third persons inter alia for processing thereof, for ensuring operation of the web-site, Services, for implementation of partner and other programs on the web-site if Mail.Ru ensures the mode similar to the one available on the web-site as regards the User’s data.

The User’s data shall be processed in order to provide the latter an opportunity to use the Services and the rights to use extra functional (program) capabilities of the Internet Service, to carry out advertising campaigns, to provide targeted advertisements and Services, to conduct statistical investigations and to analyze the statistic data obtained, to perform other actions described herein.

Processing of the User’s data shall be carried out since the date of the User’s registration till the date of cancellation of its account.

The User shall agree that when processing the logon data Mail.Ru shall be entitled to perform the following acts as with respect thereto: to collect, to classify, to accumulate, to store, to use, to destroy and to perform other actions required to execute the User Agreement.
Upon registration of its account the User shall be entitled to fill it with content inter alia to add photos, join to communities and exercise other rights granted by Mail.Ru.

Thereat, the User shall not post on Mail.Ru any photos, e-mails and other personal information of other Persons or the third persons without their consent thereto.

4.1.3 In addition to the registration procedure on the Internet Service specified in clause 4.1. the user may be granted the right to register through using its data (login and password) of the e-mail box registered at the third person’s resource.

Irrespective of using any method of registration on the Internet Service the User’s password used to visit the Internet Service shall be beyond the reach of Mail.Ru.

Any of the above methods of registration shall enable the User through the Mail Client to crate several accounts which refer to the correspondent e-mail box. terms and conditions of the Mail Client shall be stipulated in the License Agreement for the Mail Client being an integral part hereof and published on the correspondent page of the web-site. Using interface of the Internet Service to register using login and password of the external mail resource as well as creating the correspondent account in the Mail Client the User shall accept the terms and conditions hereof and the License Agreement for the Mail Client.

4.2 The User shall be personally liable for safety and security of its password and the information data (secret question and answer).

4.2.1 Mail.Ru shall not be liable and shall not guarantee security of the User’s e-mail box in case of: wilful or negligent transfer of the password and the information data (secret question and answer) to the third persons; the third persons’ access to the User’s e-mail box using the software enabling to match and/or decode the password; the third persons’ access to the User’s e-mail box using simple matching of the password and the information data (secret question and answer); the User’s failure to comply with the recommendations stipulated herein and in the interface of the Service.

4.3 Mail.Ru shall be entitled to provide the User with an opportunity to transfer the logon data to the third persons using special technology (Open ID etc.) with consent of the User thereto. Thereat, Mail.Ru shall not guarantee completeness and accuracy of the logon data transfer and shall not be liable for security of such data during the process of transfer.  

4.4 The User shall:

    • immediately notify Mail.Ru of any unauthorized use of its password or account as well as of any other security violations;

    • log out from its account (conclude each session clicking “Exit” button) upon completion of work with your Mail and personal part of Mail.Ru Services. Mail.Ru shall not be liable for possible loss or damage to the data which may occur due to the User’s failure to comply with the recommendations stipulated in section 4 hereof.

4.5 The User’s password from the mail or any of Mail.Ru Services may be only recreated if there is provided correct and complete information specified when registering the account. If the user paid no regard for provision with correct and complete registration information the Support Service of Mail.Ru will not be able to recreate the password.

In case of loss of password from the e-mail box created on the third person’s resource used by the user together with login to access the Internet Service such a password may be only recreated by the methods stipulated by the third person’s resource.

In case of deletion of the User’s e-mail box created on the third person’s resource or changing of the password used to access the Internet Service, the Internet Service shall be accessed using the password which was used by the user during the last session.

Mail.Ru recommends to protect your password and to correctly, clearly and completely fill in the Mail and Mail.Ru Services registration forms.

5. Rules of the registered User’s conduct

5.1 The User shall be fully liable for both content of its messages and for the information, data, text, programs, music, sounds, graphics, video, messages and other materials (hereinafter referred to as the “Materials”), published and/or transmitted through Mail.Ru Services. It means that the User but not Mail.Ru shall be fully liable for all the Materials uploaded, sent, received, transmitted or otherwise made public by the User through Mail.Ru Services. Mail.Ru shall not control the Materials transmitted through the mail and other Mail.Ru Services and accordingly shall not guarantee accuracy, completeness or quality of such Materials. The User shall understand that using some of Mail.Ru Services it may see the Materials seem to be offensive, fraudulent or doubtful, thereat, the User shall understand that liability for such Materials shall be born by the User posted it but not by Mail.Ru.

5.1.1 The User shall agree that uploading the materials on the web-site the user provides access thereto to other registered users on default. Mail.Ru shall only be the tool enabling the user to access and to make the materials publicly available.

5.2 The User shall agree not to use Mail.Ru Services to:

5.2.1 upload, send, transmit or otherwise publish the Materials including by pointing at the location thereof, placing the links which are illegal, malicious, threatening, injure morality, detractive, infringing copyright or other intellectual property rights, hateful and/or discriminating on the basis of race, ethnos, sex, social status as well as infringing accepted standards and communication ethics on the Internet or hindering other User’s work with Mail.Ru Services;

5.2.2 infringe minor persons’ rights and/or cause any harm to them including moral harm;

5.2.3 impair the rights of various minorities;

5.2.4 represent itself to be another person or employee of any enterprise and/or association including Support Service of Mail.Ru, employees of Mail.Ru, for moderators as well as to misinform;

5.2.5 upload, send, transmit or otherwise publish the Materials which cannot be made public by the User in accordance with the laws or any third party agreements;

5.2.6 upload, send, transmit or otherwise publish the Materials infringing any third persons’ rights including the rights to trademarks (service marks), trade secret and/or to infringe any other intellectual property rights of the third persons;

5.2.7 upload, send, transmit or otherwise publish the advertisements which are not expressly allowed including mass advertisement mailing not authorized and/or not awaited by the User including messages with great number of reduplications to one e-mail address (SPAM) as well as numerous unauthorized messages sent to one addressee;

5.2.8 upload, send, transmit or otherwise publish any Materials containing viruses and other computer codes, files and programs intended to cause malfunction, destruction or limitation of functionality of any computer or telecommunication equipment and programs, to obtain unauthorized access to computer systems, equipment or data of the third persons as well as serial numbers of commercial software and programs for generation thereof, logins, passwords and other means to obtain unauthorized access to charged Internet resources as well as share links to the above information;

5.2.9 break any rules of the current Russian and/or international laws as well as the laws of foreign states;

5.2.10 collect and store the third persons’ personal data;

5.2.11 send e-mails to any person’s address through the Mail as well as publish the texts, photos and videos containing coarse, obscene or offensive words or phrases in Mail.Ru Services;

5.2.12 send e-mails containing porn texts, photos and videos and to publish the said Materials in Mail.Ru Services;

5.2.13 obstruct the work of the Internet Service by using pop-up windows;

5.2.14 share links to the Internet resources content of which contradicts the current laws of the RF (Russian Federation).

5.3 The User shall not use automated scripts (programs) to collect (or) interact with the Internet Service.

5.4 Except to the extent permitted hereby as well as by the current laws of the Russian Federation none of the materials may be copied (reproduced), processed, distributed, represented, published, downloaded, transmitted, sold or otherwise used in full or in part without prior consent of Mail.Ru or the correspondent title holder except when the title holder explicitly expresses its consent to common use of the Materials.

5.5 The User shall be entitled to publish in Mail.Ru Services the intellectual property assets owned by the User.

5.6 Except to the extent permitted hereby or if explicitly expressed consent of the author (title holder) any use of Mail.Ru Services without prior written consent of the title holder shall be strictly forbidden.

5.7 In case of the correspondent title holder’s grounded complaint as regards infringement of its legally protected rights Mail.Ru shall be entitled to delete the content posted by the User or block up Users’ access thereto without notification of the user and without assigning any reasons.

5.8 The User shall agree that it is personally liable for any Materials or information uploaded or otherwise made publicly available (publish) to the extent of Mail.Ru Services or through it. The User shall not be entitled to upload, transmit or publish the Materials in Mail.Ru Services if they are not personally created by the User or if the user is not authorized to publish them by the correspondent title holder. 

5.9 If there are any third persons’ claims related to posting of the materials by the User the User shall independently settle those claims at its own expense.

5.10 Mail.Ru shall be entitled to make copies of the Materials to arrange and to facilitate publication and storage of Users’ content on the web site.

5.11 The User shall agree that it is personally liable for any information and materials posted in Mail.Ru Services and for its (User’s) interaction with other Users.

5.12 Taking into account that the Internet Service is publicly available and not predominated information resource Mail.Ru shall not be liable for any Materials posted by Users thereof.

5.13 Mail.Ru shall not be liable for behaviour of any Users using Mail.Ru Services both on-line and in the Internet (off-line).

5.14 Upon the first request of the competent law enforcement and other authorities but in accordance with the current laws Mail.Ru shall be entitled to provide such authority with the information as regards the User.

6. Non-commercial use

The User shall agree not to reproduce, repeat or copy, not to sell or resell as well as not to use for any commercial purposes any intellectual property assets posted in Mail of Mail.Ru and other Mail.Ru Services except when the user is authorized to do so by Mail.Ru.

7. General Provisions of Using and Storing Data and Materials

7.1 The User shall acknowledge that Mail.Ru is entitled to establish limitations as regards using of Mail.Ru Services and the mail including: period of storage of postal communications and other Materials posted by the user, maximum number of messages which may be sent or received by one User, maximum size of a message or disc space, maximum number of visits the Mail or Mail.Ru Services for a certain period etc.

7.2 The User shall grant to Mail.Ru non-exclusive license to use inter alia to reproduce, distribute, process, demonstrate and to make publicly available the Materials publicly posted by the User in the Internet Service as content of Mail.Ru available in the Internet Serviceе Mail.Ru in order to promote the Internet Service and its advertisements. Author of the Materials specified in this clause shall retain all the proprietary and personal nonproperty rights in accordance with the laws of the RF and international agreements.

7.3 If the User deletes the Materials the rights specified in clause 7.2. hereof shall be automatically cancelled Mail.Ru shall be entitled to keep the archived content posted by Users.

7.4 Mail.Ru shall be entitled to prohibit automatic addressing to Mail.Ru Services as well as to stop receipt of any automatically generated information (for example, “Spam”). Mail.Ru at its own discretion may stop handling communications with the networks infringing the current rules of Russian and international laws, terms and conditions hereof as well as generally accepted principles of interaction on the Internet.

7.5 Using functionality of Mail.Ru Services the User shall agree that the user’s information may be only transferred to Mail.Ru partners to ensure rendering of the services ordered by the User as well as to grant to the User the rights to use extra charged functional (program) capabilities of the Internet Service provided together with those partners to the extent required to properly render the said services and grant the said rights.

8. Deletion of the User’s account as well as removal of the materials posted by the User

8.1 The User shall agree that Mail.Ru retains the right to terminate the user’s account at any time without prior notification of the User.

8.2 Account may be terminated due to the following reasons: а) breach of provisions hereof and/or User Agreement as regards Mail.Ru Service, parts thereof and amendments being an integral part thereof; b) upon the correspondent request of governmental authorities in accordance with the current laws of the Russian Federation; c) extended period when the account is not used to visit Mail.Ru (as stipulated herein); d) unforeseen technical problems or security related circumstances; e) obstructiveness or any breaches as regards Mail.Ru Services including using of any devices, software etc.

8.3 Mail.Ru shall retain the right at its own discretion to change (moderate) or to delete any information posted by the User including the information (Materials) breaking the bans stipulated in section 5 hereof (as well as any other bans and requirements stipulated in the current laws of the Russian Federation) including personal messages and comments, to suspend, to limit or to terminate access to any of Mail.Ru Services at any time for any reason or without giving any reason with or without prior notice, not being liable for any harm which may be caused to the user by such actions.

8.4 Mail.Ru shall be entitled to delete the User’s account and (or) to suspend, to limit or to terminate access to any service of the web-site if Mail.Ru founds in the User’s actions signs of breach of provisions hereof without giving any reason. Mail.Ru shall retain the right to delete any Materials posted by the User in Mail.Ru Services without giving any reason and without prior notification of the User, however Mail.Ru shall make every possible effort to avoid such situations.

8.5 The User shall agree that Mail.Ru shall retain the right to terminate maintenance of the User’s account in any of Mail.Ru Services not used by the User during the period exceeding six (6) months.

8.6 Termination of the User’s account shall assume: а) termination of the User’s access to the personal part of all Mail.Ru Services; b) deletion of the User’s password and removal of letters and files from the User’s e-mail box as well as deletion of personal settings.

8.7 The User shall be entitled to refuse to use its account in the Mail and other Mail.Ru Services having used the specialized interface deleting the accounts. Correspondence contained in the e-mail box and materials posted in Mail.Ru Services shall be permanently destroyed. If the account is deleted upon the User’s request the latter shall be entitled to independently reactivate the account following the Server instructions got after entering the login and password used prior to deletion of the account into the authorization form of the Mail.

9. Intellectual property right of Mail.Ru

9.1 The User shall acknowledge and agree that Mail.Ru Services contain the audiovisuals, computer software, trademarks and other intellectual property assets owned by Mail.Ru (and/or contractors of Mail.Ru) which shall not be used without prior consent of Mail.Ru.

9.2 The User shall not reproduce, copy, modify, sell, make publicly available or distribute content and programs of the Internet Service, in full or in part, unless otherwise provided by the User Agreement or terms of use of any Mail.Ru Service.

9.3 Mail.Ru shall grant to the User non-exclusive untransferable to the third persons right to use the software provided by Mail.Ru Services on one computer provided that neither user nor any other persons with the User’s assistance will not copy or modify the software; create programs derivative from the software; pierce the software to obtain program codes; sell, assign, lease or otherwise transfer to the third persons the Mail software, granted by the User under the User Agreement as well as modify the Mail inter alia In order to obtain unauthorized access thereto.

10. Trade mark

Logo

is a registered trademark owned by Mail.Ru, LLC. Any use thereof on the Internet shall be only allowed with the consent of Mail.Ru, LLC and with mandatory sharing of hyperlink and logo of www.mail.ru.

Using of Mail.Ru trademark image (logo) or logos of web-services of Mail.Ru projects by all means including unauthorized publication in print and other media shall be deemed infringement of the right to the trademark.

11. Liability of Mail.Ru

The User shall understand and agree that:

11.1 the User shall use Mail.Ru Services including the Mail “as is”. Mail.Ru shall not assume any liability inter alia for fitness of Mail.Ru Services for the User’s purposes;

11.2 Mail.Ru shall not guarantee that Mail.Ru Services will comply with the User’s requirements; will be provided constantly, fastly, reliably and without any errors; results which may be obtained by the User will be accurate and reliable; quality of any product, information and other things obtained using Mail.Ru Services, inter alia the Mail will meet the user’s expectations and that all the programs will be debugged;

11.3 Any Materials (intellectual property assets) obtained by the User using the mail and other Mail.Ru Services may be used by the User at its own risk, thereat, the User shall assume the liability for any damage which may be inflicted to the User’s computer and data as a result of uploading such Materials;

11.4 Mail.Ru shall not be liable for any direct or indirect loss incurred due to using or impossibility to use Mail.Ru Services including the Mail; due to unauthorized access to the user’s communications; due to the third persons’ fraudulent actions inter alia using of Mail.Ru designation of the trademark for their own profit.

11.5. Mail.Ru shall not be liable for commercial using of the User’s e-mail box including for storage of the documents and carrying on business correspondence.

12. Confidentiality of Mail.Ru

12.1 Mail.Ru shall not be entitled to use User identification technologies including the ones using cookies as well as to use the said technologies for marketing purposes in order to study User’s preferences. Thereat, such identification is of non-personalized and generalized nature, Mail.Ru does not either track certain Users’ actions or transfer its information thereabout. Nevertheless the said data may be provided to the competent governmental authorities in accordance with the current laws of the RF.

12.2 To the extent of functionality of Mail.Ru Services there shall be ensured privacy of messages and maintained confidentiality of the information as regards Users of Mail.Ru, except as permitted by applicable laws of the Russian Federation.

12.3 Mail.Ru Services are not censored. The User shall agree that its incoming and outgoing messages in the Mail shall be subject to automatic processing by Mail.Ru programs ensuring proper transmission, receipt and storage of the messages in the Mail. Mandatory automatic processing in the mail shall include the necessary complex of measures aimed at revelation of malicious code in the transmitted information as well as possibility of blocking or deletion thereof (depending on complexity of the code and software of Mail.Ru Services). These measures shall be only taken to protect Users’ personal computers as well as to decrease the weight on equipment of Mail.Ru.

12.4 The User shall agree that Mail.Ru is entitled to use the generalized registration data for targeting purposes in Mail.Ru Services, thereat Users’ e-mail addresses shall not be disclosed to the third persons.

13. Concept of respect for the Internet users’ rights

Users of Mail.Ru Services shall respect the rights of each other and the third persons, observe Internet practices and ethics, shall not take advantage of functionalities of Mail.Ru Services contradicting the current laws as well as ethics and morality.

14. Information security

14.1 The User shall not be entitled to gain access to any other information of Mail.Ru Services except for own User’s information contained in its e-mail box as well as public information contained in Mail.Ru Services.

14.2 If there is found a person performing the actions classified as spam through the Mail of Mail.Ru, Mail.Ru shall be entitled to block receipt of messages from the address of the said person (including the User) to e-mail addresses of Mail.Ru.

14.3 Mail.Ru shall not be liable for security of any Mail.Ru accounts and the User’s passwords if such user access the Mail through the forms of external web-sites.

15. Idle time of the Internet-Service

15.1 Mail.Ru shall be entitled to perform preventive maintenance of Mail.Ru Services with temporary suspension of work of Mail.Ru Services.

15.2 In case of occurrence of force majeure circumstances as well as breakdowns and malfunctions of hardware and software systems of the third persons cooperating with Mail.Ru, or the third persons’ actions aimed at suspension of functioning of all or part of Mail.Ru Services there shall be allowed suspension of work of Mail.Ru Services without prior user notification.

16. Feedback and procedure for claims management

The User thinking that its rights and interests are infringed by the actions of Mail.Ru shall be entitled to lodge a claim. Claims shall be considered by the Customer Support Service of Mail.Ru in accordance with the general procedure for consideration of requests. E-mail address of the Customer Support Service of Mail.Ru: support@corp.mail.ru.

As regards functioning of Mail.Ru Services the User shall address to the Customer Support Service through the form https://help.mail.ru/mail-support .

The User and Mail.Ru shall agree that all the disputes as regards the User Agreement shall be settled in accordance with the current laws of the Russian Federation.

17. General information

17.1 Nothing specified herein shall be deemed establishment of agency relationship, comradeship, joint-cooperation, employment or any other relationship not expressly stipulated herein between the User and Mail.Ru.

17.2 Judicial acceptance of invalidity or unenforceability of any provision hereof shall not entail invalidity or unenforceability of other provisions hereof.

17.3 Omission of Mail.Ru in case of breach of provisions hereof by the User of the third persons shall not deprive Mail.Ru of its right to take the measures protecting its interests later.

17.4 All the disputes between the parties hereto shall be settled by communication or negotiations mandatorily using the pre-action protocol (complaint procedure). In case of the parties' failure to agree by negotiations within sixty (60) calendar days since the date of receipt of a written claim by other party the dispute shall be submitted for arbitration by the interested party at the location of Mail.Ru (excluding jurisdiction of any other courts). 

18. Amendments and modifications of the User Agreement

18.1 This User Agreement and agreements as regards certain Services may be amended by Mail.Ru without prior notice. Any amendments of the User Agreement unilaterally introduced by Mail.Ru shall enter into force since the date following the date of posting thereof on the Internet Service/on the pages of the correspondent Mail.Ru Service. The User shall independently check the User Agreement as well as the terms and conditions of the agreements as regards certain Mail.Ru Services for amendments. The User’s failure to familiarize itself with the User Agreement shall not serve as the basis for failure to fulfil the User’s obligations and omission to observe the restrictions stipulated herein and the agreements as regards certain Mail.Ru Services.

18.2 If authorities of the Russian federation adopt any regulations affecting functioning of Mail.Ru and Mail.Ru Services in full or in part, Mail.Ru shall retain the right to anyhow modify functioning of the Mail.Ru Services to bring activity of Mail.Ru in compliance with the new regulations.

18.3 The User shall be entitled to refuse to accept the amendments hereto and/or certain Mail.Ru Services i.e. the User’s refusal to use the Internet Service and/or certain Mail.Ru Services as well as all the earlier granted rights.

Using any of the Mail.Ru Services shall mean the User’s unconditional consent to provisions hereof.