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Privacy Policy

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) does not collect, use or share any information when you use this software. If you use the map functions, Google collects data. Please refer to Google for more information.

Terms of Use

Access to and use of this Vegapp app (“Vegapp”) are subject to the following terms of use (“agreement”). Please do not use this app unless you agree with these conditions.

This agreement is made between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology located at Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany (“KIT”) and the end-user (“you”). In consideration of KIT releasing Vegapp to you and granting you the non-transferable right to use Vegapp for personal, noncommercial use, you agree as follows:


If you publish results or data obtained with the help of Vegapp consider citing it using the citation details specified on the help pages of the app.

Commercial Use

You shall not use the software or any results produced with the software for commercial purposes of any kind. However, it is possible to purchase a commercial use license (you may ask for details using the contact email address specified on the Vegapp web site).

Vegapp remains the property of KIT

You acquire no ownership interest in Vegapp under this agreement. Vegapp is not in the public domain and nothing in this agreement shall be construed as making Vegapp available to the public without restriction. There shall be no release and no translation, distribution, or publication of Vegapp, or any part of Vegapp, by you. You shall not rent, lease, sublicense or otherwise sublet the software or parts of the software to third parties.

Species Lists

Species lists used with this software are not part of it. The terms of use for individual species lists are listed on the Vegapp website.


KIT shall be neither liable nor responsible for any maintenance or updating of the provided version of Vegapp, nor for correction of any errors in Vegapp. Vegapp is provided “as is” and “as available”, without any guaranty of any kind, either expressed, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any guaranty that Vegapp will conform to specifications, any implied guaranties of merchantabilities, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from infringement, the availability of species lists for any region, or any guaranty that Vegapp will be error free.

Limitation on Liability

In no event shall KIT be liable for any damages, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, arising out of, resulting from, or in any way connected with Vegapp, whether or not based upon guaranty, contract, tort, or otherwise, whether or not injury was sustained by persons or property or otherwise, and whether or not loss was sustained from, or arose out of use of Vegapp. You agree to waive any and all claims against KIT, its contractors and their subcontractors for any damage that you may incur from the your use of Vegapp, including any damages from products based on, or resulting from Vegapp.

The app uses the internet. As a result, you may be charged by your mobile provider for the cost of data. In using the app, you’re accepting responsibility for any such charges, including roaming data charges if you use the app outside of your home territory (i.e. region or country) without turning off data roaming. If you are not the bill payer for the device on which you’re using the app, please be aware that KIT assumes that you have received permission from the bill payer for using the app.

Disputes and Jurisdiction

Any disputes arising from or in connection with this agreement, which cannot be settled amicably, shall be filed and resolved exclusively in the court located at Karlsruhe, Germany. You also agree that the laws of the German Federal Republic will govern this agreement.

Other Terms

This agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between you and KIT relating to release of Vegapp and may not be superseded, modified or amended. If any provision or part of a provision of this agreement is found unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from this agreement and will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and all other provisions of the agreement will remain in full force and effect. By accepting and using Vegapp under this agreement, you hereby agree to all terms and conditions herein.