Frogans Technology User Policy

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Latest version - Released online on June 13, 2016 - In force: June 13, 2016

The Frogans Technology User Policy, prepared and adopted by the OP3FT.

The Frogans technology is held by the OP3FT as part of its public-interest mission. Any person intending to use the Frogans technology must comply with the conditions of use defined in this policy: an end user of Frogans sites, a publisher of a Frogans site, a designer, developer, host, indexer of Frogans sites, a holder of a Frogans address or of a Frogans network, an FCR account administrator, and the FCR Operator. This policy also covers the creation of resources and the development of software based on the Frogans technology, as well as the responsible redistribution of the Frogans Player software.

This new version details the administrative and technical information published in the FCR Whois Database and in the FCR Public Data, covering Frogans Addresses and Frogans Networks.

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Previous versions

Released online on February 16, 2016 - In force from February 16, 2016 to June 12, 2016

The Frogans Technology User Policy, prepared and adopted by the OP3FT.

The Frogans technology is held by the OP3FT as part of its public-interest mission. Any person intending to use the Frogans technology must comply with the conditions of use defined in this policy: an end user of Frogans sites, a publisher of a Frogans site, a designer, developer, host, indexer of Frogans sites, a holder of a Frogans address or of a Frogans network, an FCR account administrator, and the FCR Operator. This policy also covers the creation of resources and the development of software based on the Frogans technology, as well as the responsible redistribution of the Frogans Player software.

This new version sets the conditions of use for four user categories: Designers of Frogans Sites (section I.3), Developers of Frogans Sites (section I.4), persons who create resources based on the Frogans technology (section III.1), and persons who develop software based on the Frogans technology (section III.2). This version also includes a section covering use cases not provided for in the policy (section III.4), as well as minor changes to wording.

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Released online on May 18, 2015 - In force from May 18, 2015 to February 15, 2016

The Frogans Technology User Policy, prepared and adopted by the OP3FT.

The Frogans technology is held by the OP3FT as part of its public-interest mission. Any person intending to use the Frogans technology must comply with the conditions of use defined in this policy: an end user of Frogans sites, a publisher of a Frogans site, a designer, developer, host, indexer of Frogans sites, a holder of a Frogans address or of a Frogans network, an FCR account administrator, and the FCR Operator. This policy also covers the creation of resources and the development of software based on the Frogans technology, as well as the responsible redistribution of the Frogans Player software.

This new version sets the conditions of use for two user categories: users of the FCR Whois Database query service (section II.4), and users of the FCR Public Data download service (section II.5). It also includes minor changes to wording.

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Released online on February 20, 2015 - In force from February 20, 2015 to May 17, 2015

The Frogans Technology User Policy, prepared and adopted by the OP3FT.

The Frogans technology is held by the OP3FT as part of its public-interest mission. Any person intending to use the Frogans technology must comply with the conditions of use defined in this policy: an end user of Frogans sites, a publisher of a Frogans site, a designer, developer, host, indexer of Frogans sites, a holder of a Frogans address or of a Frogans network, an FCR account administrator, and the FCR Operator. This policy also covers the creation of resources and the development of software based on the Frogans technology, as well as the responsible redistribution of the Frogans Player software.

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Frogans Addresses resolution test period

Before the opening of the FCR to Internet users, a test period is in place concerning the resolution of Frogans Addresses on the Internet. During this test period, Holders of Frogans Addresses of Public Frogans Networks can become Publishers of Frogans Sites by publishing a Frogans Site corresponding to their Frogans Address.

During the test period, consultation of Frogans Sites will be through "Frogans Player for Developers (alpha)" software which may be downloaded free-of-charge and without the collection of any personal data at the following permanent URL: https://get.frogans/en/main.html. This version of Frogans Player is supplied in English only and comprises limited functionalities.

The conditions of use applicable to End Users of Frogans Sites, to Publishers of Frogans Sites, and to Hosts of Frogans Sites during this test period are presented below (for the conditions applicable to other users, please consult the Frogans Technology User Policy).

Note: During this test period, the priority registration period for entrepreneurs is still running. If you wish to become the Holder of a Frogans Address of a Public Frogans Network or the Holder of a Dedicated Frogans Network, the rules applicable to you are defined in a document published at the following permanent URL: https://fcr.frogans/en/resources/prp-ent/access.html

You are an End User of Frogans Sites

In the Frogans Sites publishing chain, the End User of Frogans Sites is an individual who downloads, installs and uses the Frogans Player software in order to open and browse one or several Frogans Sites.

In your capacity as an End User of Frogans Sites, you undertake to respect the shared provisions of Part IV of the Frogans Technology User Policy.

You acknowledge that the OP3FT and the FCR Operator are responsible neither for the content of a Frogans Site you access nor for information declared by the Publisher of a Frogans Site regarding the intended audience of the Frogans Site. This information concerns the age and the geographic location of the End Users of Frogans Sites. These declarations are published in the FCR Whois Database, and in the FCR Public Data.

When opening a Frogans Site, the Frogans Player software automatically warns you when the Publisher of this Frogans Site has declared that the Frogans Site is intended for adults and/or for End Users of Frogans Sites located in certain countries. You acknowledge that the Frogans Player for Developers (alpha) software comprises limited functionalities and in particular that this warning mechanism is not yet active. Thus, you acknowledge and accept that the Frogans Sites which you access may be intended for adults or may be incompatible with the law in your country.

You are the Publisher of a Frogans Site

In the Frogans Sites publishing chain, the Publisher of a Frogans Site is an individual or an organization which publishes a Frogans Site. The Publisher of a Frogans Site is the owner of the Frogans Site. The Publisher of a Frogans Site is also the Holder of a Frogans Address, which is used by End Users to open the Frogans Site.

In your capacity as a Publisher of a Frogans Site, you undertake to respect the shared provisions of Part IV of the Frogans Technology User Policy.

In order to put online a Frogans Site corresponding to a Frogans Address of a Public Frogans Network, you must provide certain technical information about the Frogans Site, as well as the contact information of the Host of the Frogans Site. The contact information of the Host of a Frogans Site is published in the FCR Whois Database. The whole content of a Frogans Site is hosted on one server and in one directory (Frogans site root directory).

You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the content published on your Frogans Site. You undertake to respect the applicable laws concerning online publication of content.

In your capacity as a Holder of a Frogans Address identifying your Frogans Site, you undertake to declare in the settings of your Frogans Address true, accurate, and up-to-date information concerning the intended audience of your Frogans Site, particularly:

These declarations are published in the FCR Whois Database, and in the FCR Public Data.

During the Frogans Addresses resolution test period, you also undertake to explicitly display within the content of your Frogans Site if the content is intended for adults only, and/or intended for End Users only in certain countries.

You are a Host of Frogans Sites

In the Frogans Sites publishing chain, the Host of Frogans Sites is an individual or an organization which hosts Frogans Sites on a server it operates.

In your capacity as a Host of Frogans Sites, you undertake to respect the shared provisions of Part IV of the Frogans Technology User Policy.

When a Frogans Site that you host is online, you acknowledge and accept that your contact information is published in the FCR Whois Database. This contact informations includes:

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