The MERLIN Marketplace is provided by Oppla and managed under Oppla’s Terms of Use.

In brief…

  • You retain full ownership of any content that you contribute to the MERLIN Marketplace, including intellectual property rights. Ownership includes the right to access, amend and replace/delete content at any time through your MERLIN Marketplace user account, free of charge.
  • You are legally responsible for any content that you contribute to the MERLIN Marketplace, including all associated liabilities and obligations.
  • By contributing content to the MERLIN Marketplace, you agree to a non-exclusive royalty free license allowing Oppla to use, share and derive information from the content you provide. This does not mean that you surrender ownership of the content – it simply grants us permission to display the content via this website.


By accessing and its related services, applications or tools (collectively referred to as "MERLIN Marketplace") you are agreeing to the following terms.

These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement between you andy Oppla, the organisation responsible for providing the MERLIN Marketplace. You accept these Terms of Use when registering a membership account on the MERLIN Marketplace and by otherwise accessing or using the Marketplace website.

Using the MERLIN Marketplace

As a condition of accessing or using the MERLIN Marketplace you agree that you will not:

  • Violate any laws
  • Post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material
  • Post or otherwise communicate any false or misleading material or message of any kind
  • Infringe the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties
  • Distribute spam, chain letters, or promote pyramid schemes
  • Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm the MERLIN Marketplace or the interests or property of its users
  • Impose or contribute to imposing an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of the MERLIN Marketplace
  • Copy, modify, or distribute any other person's content without their consent
  • Use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access the MERLIN Marketplace and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent
  • Copy, modify or distribute rights or content from the MERLIN Marketplace website, services, applications or tools, or Oppla's own copyrights and trademarks
  • Bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to the MERLIN Marketplace

You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to the MERLIN Marketplace and any consequences that may result from contributing information. You continue to be responsible for ensuring that your content is accurate, does not include misleading information and is fully compliant with these Terms of Use. If you notice inaccuracies in your content after it appears on the website please notify us at

We reserve the right at our discretion to refuse or delete content that we believe is inappropriate or breaching the above terms. We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user's usage of the MERLIN Marketplace either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user's registration.

Abusing the MERLIN Marketplace

Oppla works to keep the MERLIN Marketplace website, services, applications and tools functioning properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us immediately.

We may issue warnings, limit or terminate our service, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the MERLIN Marketplace if we think that they are creating problems, infringing the rights of third parties or acting inconsistently with the spirit of our policies. However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, we do not have any obligation to monitor the information transmitted or stored on the MERLIN Marketplace website, services, applications and tools and we do not accept any liability for unauthorised or unlawful content on the MERLIN Marketplace or shared by its users.

Global Features

Some of the content you share with the MERLIN Marketplace may be displayed by Oppla on other websites, services, applications and tools – for example, those belonging to organisations that Oppla is working with. By using the MERLIN Marketplace, you agree that your content can be displayed on these other sites, services, applications and tools.


The MERLIN Marketplace contains content supplied by the MERLIN project, you and other users. This content is protected by copyright laws. You agree not to copy, distribute or modify content from the MERLIN Marketplace without the express written consent of the owner(s).


Do not post content that infringes the rights of third parties. This includes, but is not limited to, content that infringes on intellectual property rights such as copyright, design and trademark. Entitled parties, in particular owners of copyright, trademark rights or other rights can report any content that may infringe on their rights and submit a request for such content to be removed. If a legal representative of the entitled party reports this to us in the correct manner, products infringing on the intellectual property rights will be removed from the MERLIN Marketplace.


Nothing in these terms shall limit our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees. You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do.

We do not review all users' postings and are not involved in transactions between users. As most of the content on the MERLIN Marketplace comes from other users, we do not guarantee the accuracy of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what is offered.

In no event do we accept liability of any description for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law.

You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee continuous, error-free or secure access to our services or that defects in the service will be corrected. While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the operation and availability of our sites, services, applications or tools.

Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute. We are not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit), goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of, or inability to use the MERLIN Marketplace, even if you advise us or we could reasonably foresee the possibility of any such damage occurring.


If you have a dispute with one or more MERLIN Marketplace users, you release us (our agents and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.


These Terms and the other policies posted on the MERLIN Marketplace constitute the entire agreement between Oppla and you, superseding any prior agreements. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

Oppla reserves the right to amend and update these Terms at any time.