Terms and Conditions

Effective Date: September 09, 2015

Greetings Contributor,

First, we would like to thank you for your willingness to support Avira's effort to provide our products to more people in their native language and thus to enable more users to benefit from state-of-the-art security software.

Avira Lingo ("the Platform") allows you to voluntarily provide suggestions to translate the texts contained in so of our products into a language you are proficient in. The results, as collected through this Platform, will enable us to offer our products in languages that we do not cover, yet (the "Initiative").

The Rules

Before contributing to this effort and using any of the functions this Platform provides, you must review, understand and accept these Terms and Conditions. If you don't agree with these Terms and Conditions in part or in full, we must inform you that you cannot contribute to this Initiative. If you keep using the Platform or if you provide us with any suggestion or translation, you shall be deemed to have fully accepted these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions refer to Avira Operations GmbH & Co. as "Avira" or "we," "us" or "our," and we refer to you as a user of the Platform as "you" or "your."

We would like to point out that we reserve the right to update or change these Terms and Conditions without a specific notice of such changes outside the Platform. You will find the currently applicable Terms and Conditions posted on this website at any time.

We would like to make absolutely clear that your participation in this Initiative and any contribution on this Platform is entirely voluntary and we will under no circumstances provide or offer any compensation for your work whether or not we use and implement your work results in our products or in any other way. In other words (and contrary to what a legendary man once said), you're in this for a revolution, and you're in it for the greater good. You don't expect to be well paid and you're not in it for the money. We will not pay you any sum of money or otherwise provide you with any compensation. We further reserve complete discretion to select or utilize any or none of the contributions you may provide us with on this Platform or otherwise.


As a basic rule we ask you to only contribute and translate a sentence on the Platform into a language in which you are fluent and to use your best efforts to provide accurate translations of such phrases in the relevant language(s). Do or do not! There is no try. You shall be solely responsible for the content of each translation you submit and you represent and warrant that all your contributions will: (i) according to your best faith be substantively correct and semantically consistent with the original phrase; (ii) not violate any law or regulation; (iii) not infringe in any manner any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any party; (iii) not breach any duty toward, or rights of publicity or privacy of, any party; (iv) not constitute any fraud, tort, breach of contract or any legally binding order or commitment or cause any injury, damage or harm of any kind to any person or entity; (v) not be false or misleading; and (vi) not be defamatory, libelous, slanderous or threatening. You further represent and warrant that you have sufficient authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions.

Related to these representations, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, damages and claims arising out of any breach or misrepresentation of these representations and warranties.

Rights in Contributions

Be aware that a commitment to the Initiative is a commitment not easily broken. You expressly acknowledge and agree that we cannot and will not accept any contribution from you without your agreement to convey any and all rights you may have in your contribution to Avira. You hereby automatically and without the requirement for any other action, writing or conveyance, grant to Avira the royalty-free, perpetual, exclusive and unlimited right to use your contribution in any way and in all media we desire. You further agree to cooperate fully with us with respect to the procurement, maintenance and enforcement of copyrights and other intellectual property rights relating to your contribution, including by the signing of all relevant papers, copyright applications, declarations, oaths, formal assignments, assignments of priority rights and powers of attorney.

Term and Termination

You may start using the Platform upon your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions until your account is terminated, either by you or us or until the Initiative itself is terminated. You and Avira may at any time and for any or no reason, terminate your account and additionally we may terminate the Project at any time without further notice. Upon termination of the Project or your account, neither you nor us will have any further obligation towards the other party, except that any rights obtained by us in and to your contributions and your indemnification obligations shall survive infinitely.

No Warranty

You expressly agree that your use of the Platform is at your own risk and cost. The Platform is available on an as-is basis and except in cases of gross negligence or intent, we disclaim any warranty and we exclude any liability except if such liability is for personal injury and bodily harm.

Governing Law and Venue

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Germany, without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Platform is made with full knowledge that Avira is located in Germany and that you are able to understand these terms in the English language version as provided herein.

These Terms and Conditions contain the entire understanding and agreement between you and us regarding the subject matter herein, except for, and then only to the extent that you have entered into a Separate written Agreement providing supplemental terms.

May the creativity be with you.

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG, Kaplaneiweg 1, 88069 Tettnang, Germany