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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.Contributions
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
Thank you for your interest in how we handle your data.
Avira (“we,” “us,” “our,” or “Avira”) strives to protect your privacy at all times. We are a leading expert in the IT security field. We protect you against malware, viruses and other digital threats. One of the things that matters most to us is protecting your personal data. If you live in the United States or Canada, Avira means Avira, Inc., 330 Primrose Avenue, Suite 610, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA. If you live somewhere else, Avira means Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG, Kaplaneiweg 1, 88069 Tettnang, Germany.
Please read this policy carefully and make sure you understand it. This policy describes how we treat certain information about you, your computer or mobile device (“Device”).
This information may include something called personally identifiable information (“PII”). Some examples of PII are your name, address, phone number, email address and credit card information.
Some of the information we use about your Device includes its identification number, IP address, location, contents, language settings and IMEI code. We may also use the Device brand, model, battery level, hardware model, operating system version, telephone number, SIM number, network provider and memory status.
Finally, we may use some geographical information based on the GPS/Wi-Fi network position.
Avira Protection Cloud, Avira URL Cloud and Avira ProActiv
Avira has included the Protection Cloud, URL Cloud and Avira ProActiv (“ProActiv”) features into its products to further protect you from threats. These features allow us to analyze new or unknown programs from potentially hazardous sources in real time. We use these features only to provide you with the best possible Avira products and services. When these features are enabled, our products use certain pre-determined rules to see whether an event on your system is caused by a virus or malware attack. Once we figure this out, we can begin working on a “cure.” We may do this by sending a "digital fingerprint" of an unknown or suspicious executable file from your system to us in real time. In most cases, our analysis can immediately label the file as either clean or malware. Under certain circumstances it may be necessary to transmit the executable file to Avira for further analysis. In this event, files are exchanged between your computer/Device and the Protection Cloud in encrypted form. No personal files (formats such as .pdf, .doc and .xls) or personal documents (such as photos and videos) are transferred. Data is only used for malware analysis and is not forwarded to third parties. Refer to our Protection Cloud site and our ProActiv site for more details. Our URL Cloud feature helps identify URLs that are harmful to your system when you are browsing the web. URL Cloud is able to analyze the URLs you visit and determine which URLs may be malware, spam and/or phishing and warn you about such URLs before you proceed. In order for the URL Cloud feature to work, we must interact with the sites you use. However, we remove any PII. We store certain information regarding the URLs in an anonymized manner and use it for debugging, statistical purposes and to improve our detection rates.
In order to activate and/or use some of our products or services, you will need to create an account (“Account”). During the process of setting up your Account, we will ask you for certain PII such as your email address.
We need this information to allow you to activate, manage or use your Avira products and services. We may associate your email address and other PII (such as name, telephone number and address) with your Account and access of our products or services.
For further information, please see the User Experience and Statistics section below.
Facebook Connect and Google+ Sign-In
Inviting others to use our products or services
You can invite a friend or family member to try some of our products and services via email, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. To use the email invite feature, you will have to enter your friend or family member’s email address (which is PII). Avira will then send your invitation to the email address you provide. This email invitation will contain your PII (including your name and the email address you entered into your Account). Please do not do this without getting consent from your friends and family members. If you choose to share the invitation via Facebook, Twitter or Google+, you will need to log in to each service. We will interface with the respective API in order to share a link inviting your friend or family member to try our products and services.
Manage a family member or friend´s device through the Avira dashboard
We need to access the location data of your Device in order for some of our features to work. The Avira Identity Guard product accesses the contacts in your address book. This feature informs you if someone’s information is part of an external data breach. We can only use your address book if you give us permission. Every time you use Avira Identity Guard, we check the information in your address book against a database of known email addresses that have been breached. If we find a match, we will inform you and give you the option to pass this information on to a particular contact. We store certain logs (which may include PII) on our servers that run the Avira Identity Guard product. Such logs are rotated regularly, which means the information is only stored for a short amount of time and is then discarded. The Avira Anti-Theft product uses your location and other information about your Android phone so that we can locate it if you misplace it or it is stolen. We also use other PII like your email address and Avira Account login in order for this feature to work properly.Website
You can visit most areas of the Avira website without disclosing any personal information. Avira only logs the domain name, IP address and browser type of our website visitors via our web server log files and analytics tools at irregular intervals. We use this information to log global access to our website.
For certain features we will ask that you provide Avira certain information so that it works properly. You can decide at any time whether you would like to continue with an instruction prompting you to provide PII. In some cases, you will be unable to complete a particular step in the process if you do not want to provide the information requested. For example, we will ask for PII in the following instances:
If you place an order through our online store, we will ask you to provide information required for processing the order. This may include your name, address, email address, and credit card number or bank details.
If you use our online technical support or ask questions about our products and services using the contact form or the contact options on our website, we will ask you to give us PII required for processing the support request. This can include your email address, name and address, as well as information about your computer hardware and software and the type of problem you have.
If you have requested a test license on our website, in order to activate such license, you may have to provide PII, such as an email address.
If you request a service from us via our website.
If you participate in a survey on our website.
If you subscribe to a newsletter. If you signed up for a newsletter and no longer want to receive it, you can unsubscribe at any time by using the unsubscribe option provided in the email or by sending us an email using the contact information provided below.
We currently host our own search via https://safesearch.avira.com or search.avira.net. If you use this product we collect the browser and operating system you use to conduct the search, your IP address and the type of search conducted. We may aggregate certain data on how you perform your search such as the number of web searches made in a particular day or in a particular region. We will not share any PII or non-pseudonymized data we collected with any third parties. This search is hosted and stored on Avira’s servers; however we use third parties in order to provide you the search results and such third-party providers may collect PII as fully described below.User Experience and Statistics
We have put in place lawful and industry-standard safeguards to protect your PII. For example, your credit card information is transmitted in encrypted form using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate. We do this to make sure that your PII is not lost, harmed, lost or deleted. Anyone at Avira who has access to PII has been trained in the proper and lawful way such data should be handled.Viewing, correcting, blocking and deleting PII
You have the right to view, correct, block or delete PII Avira stores at any time. To do so, please contact us using the contact information below.Public information
Please ask us if you would like information about the PII we store. We will gladly provide this for you for free as quickly as possible. We can also send this information to you electronically.
Contact us at:
Data Protection Officer
Phone: +49 7542/500-0
Version: March 2016
When you log in to your account, you will be directly taken to the home page. To start translating:
When you choose the package, you will be redirected to the translation interface. On the top of the page you can see the source string that needs to be translated. Enter your translations in the text box below the source string. When you finish the translation, click Save & Next.
You also have the option to upvote an existing translation for a specific string. If you upvote a translation, it will count as a translation submission. This means that you can either translate a string or upvote an existing one.
In the left-hand pane of the translation interface, there is a list of all the strings which you need to translate to complete a package.
The right-hand pane has two tabs and contains reference materials such as screenshots of the product, translation guidelines and terminology.
When working with translation tools, translators are given parts of text to translate which are called strings. Strings are finite sequences of characters (i.e. letters, numerals, symbols and punctuation marks) that can vary in length. They can be a whole sentence, but can also consist of only a phrase or a word.
In case your translation is identical to an already existing one, it will count as an upvote, and not as a new translation. However, the check for identical translations is case-sensitive, which means that translations which differ only in capitalization will not be considered identical.
You can enter a maximum of two suggestions per string.
No. Once you have submitted your translation, you won’t be able to edit or delete it.
Common phrases are matches with previously entered translations that might not be 100% identical, but can still be a useful reference when translating.
Common phrases are displayed below the text box for translations.
Lingo supports the following languages: Afrikaans (South Africa), Albanian (Albania), Armenian (Armenia), Assamese (India), Bashkir (Russia), Basque (Basque), Bavarian (Germany), Belarusian (Belarus), Bengali (Bangladesh), Bengali (India), Bosnian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bosnian (Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bulgarian (Bulgaria), Catalan (Catalan), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican (France), Croatian (Croatia), Croatian (Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), Dari (Afghanistan), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), English (Australia), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Estonian (Estonia), Filipino (Philippines), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), Georgian (Georgia), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Gujarati (India), Hausa (Latin, Nigeria), Hindi (India), Hungarian (Hungary), Icelandic (Iceland), Igbo (Nigeria), Indonesian (Indonesia), Irish (Ireland), Italian (Italy), Italian (Switzerland), Japanese (Japan), Kannada (India), Kazakh (Kazakhstan), Kiswahili (Kenya), Konkani (India), Korean (Korea), Kyrgyz (Kyrgyzstan), Latvian (Latvia), Lithuanian (Lithuania), Lower Sorbian (Germany), Luxembourgish (Luxembourg), Macedonian (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Malay (Brunei Darussalam), Malay (Malaysia), Malayalam (India), Marathi (India), Nepali (Nepal), Norwegian, BokmÃ¥l (Norway), Norwegian, Nynorsk (Norway), Oriya (India), Pashto (Afghanistan), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia and Montenegro), Serbian (Latin, Serbia and Montenegro), Slovak (Slovakia), Slovenian (Slovenia), Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Chile), Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Ecuador), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Panama), Spanish (Peru), Spanish (Puerto Rico), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Uruguay), Spanish (Venezuela), Swabian (Germany), Swedish (Sweden), Tamil (India), Telugu (India), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey), Ukrainian (Ukraine), Upper Sorbian (Germany), Uzbek (Cyrillic, Uzbekistan), Uzbek (Latin, Uzbekistan), Vietnamese (Vietnam), Wolof (Senegal), Yoruba (Nigeria)
There are two different types of bug reports in Lingo. You can report a general bug by clicking the Report Bug button in the bottom right corner of the page footer. In the Bug Report window, you can:
When you finish, click Report.
If you find a bug in the source string, you can report it by clicking in the translation interface. The symbol is placed in the top right corner of the text box for translations. When you click the symbol, the Bug Report window will open where you can:
When you finish, click Report.
If you are working on a translation and you feel like you need some assistance with it, you can challenge a friend. If your friend is already a registered user of Lingo, this is how you can challenge him/her:
An automatic email with a link to accept the challenge will be sent to your friend.
If you want to challenge a friend who is not a registered user:
An automatic email with a link to the Avira Lingo webpage will be sent to your friend.
You can earn experience points and level up by:
To see how many experience points you have earned, open the Menu (menu) in the right corner of the page header. Your experience points can also be found on your profile page in the yellow progress bar. If you hover the cursor over the yellow progress bar on your profile page, you can see how many more experience points you need to level up.
Terminology is a set of defined special/ technical terms that ensure consistency and the right use of expressions, product names and features. You can find it in the right-hand pane of the translation interface in the TERMINOLOGY tab.
When you are translating in Lingo, you will get translation suggestions from other users. You can upvote or downvote their translations by clicking the plus or minus symbol. If you upvote a translation suggestion, it will count as a translation submission. This means that you can either translate a string or upvote it. Note: Upvoting your own translations is not possible.
With each vote you make, you get experience points. Note: if you both upvote and downvote the same string you won’t get any XP.
The translation suggestion with the most votes will be selected as a final translation by our administrators.
Every time you level up, you will receive an achievement with a different sea creature showing you what level you are currently on.
There are also special surprise achievements which you can earn for your activities in Lingo. Start translating to find out more.
All the achievements that you’ve earned can be found on your profile page.
Your profile page contains the following information:
Yes. Translation guidelines are necessary to make sure that the translations are consistent and on an acceptable level. We recommend that you read the language-specific translation guidelines for the language that you are translating into. You can them in the right-hand pane of the translation interface in the CONTEXT tab under “Guidelines”.
Avira also has some general style guidelines that you should follow:
To change your profile settings, open your profile page by clicking your profile picture in the right upper corner of the page header.
Under the USER tab you can:
When you are done, first click Save and then Close.
To reset your password, go to your profile page and click the edit icon in the upper right corner of your profile picture. A window with settings will open. Click Reset Password and enter your current password and your new password. When you are done, click Save.