Project Bonsai terms of use (public preview)

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

  1. Purpose. Microsoft is developing the Project Bonsai Online Services, which are the hosted services operated by Microsoft that support machine teaching , including certain associated downloadable components on which brains (i.e., AI agents programmed to learn using Inkling) are built based on data the user provides, including but not limited to the AI Engine, command line interface, and SDK. Any training, training materials, other documentation, or downloadable components (e.g., Microsoft proprietary computer code, machine learning models, simulation models, samples and other software technologies and libraries) that Microsoft may provide to you regarding your use of the Project Bonsai Online Services are also considered Project Bonsai Online Services for purposes of these Terms of Use. The Project Bonsai Online Services do not include generally available Microsoft offerings that may be used in conjunction with them, including but not limited to Microsoft Azure Services. Your use of any such generally available Microsoft offerings or other third-party offerings such as simulation software you use with the Project Bonsai Online Services, is subject to the separate agreements that apply to them.

  2. Terms of Use. The Project Bonsai Online Services are offered free of charge for a limited time. Your use of the Project Bonsai Online Services is governed by your Azure subscription agreement, including, where applicable, your Microsoft Customer Agreement, and the terms set out below. Your use of the Project Bonsai Online Services indicates your acceptance of your Azure subscription agreement and these Terms of Use. Terms used in these Terms of Use are defined in your Azure subscription agreement unless otherwise specified herein. The Project Bonsai Online Services are a "Preview" under the terms of your Azure subscription agreement. In the event of a conflict between these Terms of Use and your Azure subscription agreement, these Terms of Use will control with respect to the Project Bonsai Online Services to the extent necessary to resolve the conflict. The Project Bonsai Online Services require the use of simulation software. Your use of any simulation software is subject to the simulation software’s separate terms of use and the restrictions set forth in Section 3 below.

  3. Internal Use Only. You will access and use the Project Bonsai Online Services solely to build, train, test and deploy brains within an internal development and testing environment and in accordance with any documentation, implementation guidelines and instructions provided by Microsoft. Any such documentation and training materials are the property of Microsoft and may be copied and used by you solely in connection with the Project Bonsai Online Services. If Microsoft provides you with any downloadable components (e.g., Microsoft proprietary computer code, machine learning models, samples and other software technologies and libraries), you may reproduce, install, deploy, and use these downloadable components solely on your own devices, in connection with your use of the Project Bonsai Online Services, and in accordance with any documentation, implementation guidelines and instructions provided by Microsoft. You may not use the Project Bonsai Online Services in any manner that would make them publicly available. Without limiting the foregoing: (a) your use of the Project Bonsai Online Services is subject to and must comply with your Azure subscription agreement, including but not limited to Section 1(b) (Acceptable use) of the Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement and the Acceptable Use Policy of the Product Terms; and (b) you may not: (i) disclose or transmit the Project Bonsai Online Services to any third party without Microsoft’s prior written consent; (ii) create or attempt to create a substitute or similar service or product as that of the Project Bonsai Online Services; or (iii) use the Project Bonsai Online Services as part of any machine learning or similar algorithmic activity to train new or existing services which you or third parties may offer.

  4. Ownership. The data you use and input files you create for use with the Project Bonsai Online Services are and will continue to be owned by you, and Microsoft will continue to own the Project Bonsai Online Services. You will own the brains you develop using the Project Bonsai Online Services; provided that, during the term of these Terms of Use and following their expiration, you may use such brains solely for training and evaluation within an internal test and development environment. Microsoft is not obligated to enable you to access such brains following the termination of your access to and use of the Project Bonsai Online Services. Additional rights in brains you developed using the Project Bonsai Online Services requires the purchase of a separate license as set forth in Section 5 below.

  5. Additional License Required for Expanded Use Rights. You may access and use the Project Bonsai Online Services under these Terms of Use solely to build, train, test and deploy brains within an internal development and testing environment in accordance with Section 3 above. These restrictions also apply to any simulation software you use with the Project Bonsai Online Services. Your use of the Project Bonsai Online Services and the brains you create for purposes other than internal development and testing requires you to purchase an additional license under a separate agreement. You can learn more about the additional license required at the following link: https://aka.ms/ASGetStarted. For clarity, this additional license is required for any usage other than internal testing and development regardless of the size or scale of the environment or system(s) the runtime is deployed within.

  6. No SLA and Limited Customer Support. The Project Bonsai Online Services do not have an SLA, but they are covered by public support forums at https://aka.ms/as/forums.

  7. Confidentiality. The Project Bonsai Online Services, including their user interfaces, features, documentation and outputs, are confidential and proprietary to Microsoft and its suppliers. If you have a Non-Disclosure Agreement ("NDA") in effect with Microsoft, the terms of that NDA govern your use of the Project Bonsai Online Services. Otherwise, the confidentiality requirements in this paragraph apply. Except as expressly specified in this paragraph, you may not disclose any confidential information to third parties. If you are using the Project Bonsai Online Services on behalf of an entity such as a company, you may disclose confidential information only to other employees and consultants of that entity who need to know the information, and only if they are subject to written agreements that protect the confidential information at least as much as this paragraph. You may disclose confidential information in response to a judicial or governmental order. You must first give written notice to Microsoft to allow it to seek a protective order or otherwise protect the information. Confidential information does not include information that (a) becomes publicly known through no wrongful act; (b) you received from a third party who did not breach confidentiality obligations to Microsoft or its suppliers; or (c) you developed independently.

  8. No Processing of Personal Data. You may not use the Project Bonsai Online Services (including any brain(s) trained using the Project Bonsai Online Services) to process Personal Data or other data that is subject to heightened compliance requirements.

  9. Termination. Upon termination of your access to and use of the Project Bonsai Online Services, you will cease use of the Project Bonsai Online Services (including uninstalling and ceasing use of any downloadable components) and you may use any brain(s) trained using the Project Bonsai Online Services solely for training and evaluation within an internal test and development environment). Neither you nor Microsoft will have any liability arising from termination. All terms of these Terms of Use that, by their nature, are intended to survive termination will survive after the termination of your access to and use of the Project Bonsai Online Services, including without limitation, Sections 2, 4, 6, and this Section 9.