The HomeTunnel VPN solution consists of five parts:
Although you need all parts to operate your HomeTunnel VPN solution, they are completely separate pieces of work.
The separate parts come along with different terms, licenses and liabilities:
The hardware is licensed under the sole control of the manufacturer. HomeTunnel does not normally sell or license the hardware to you as a customer, so we bear no relation to this part. If you decide to modify the hardware, you do it under your own responsibility. That is especially true if you flash firmware images to the hardware or do other modifications. Anything you do with your hardware is at your own responsibility and at your own risk.
The HomeTunnel firmware uses LEDE or OpenWRT as a basis. This Linux-based router distribution and its contained software is available under various open source licenses. Please refer to this page if you want to find out more. HomeTunnel just makes this software available but takes on no responsibility for it.
The HomeTunnel application software is integrated into LEDE / OpenWRT. For your convenience, we provide binary firmware images for downloading. Since the result is a derived work and to honor the open-source obligations, we also provide the neccessary files and instructions to put the firmware together from source. The HomeTunnel application carries a GPL v3 license, which is appended to this page.
This is the key part to get the HomeTunnel VPN solution going. It is the sole part of the solution that you pay HomeTunnel for and thus the only part that you can potentially derive rights from.
The HomeTunnel Cloud is operated by software, but it is neither licensed nor delivered, only its use is offered as a paid service.
We offer our cloud services on a best-effort basis only, i.e. we do not guarantee any specific service level.
You may not use HomeTunnel VPN in contexts where health or safety of persons may be at risk.
The HomeTunnel VPN solution is intended for SOHO (Small Office / Home Office) use. That means you are supposed to use it in these areas only. You may not misuse our solution to infiltrate networks you do not own or which you do not have permission to use it in. That refers to placement of the HomeTunnel box as well as where you connect your VPN client. If, for example, you want to use your HomeTunnel VPN from work, ask your employer first.
If HomeTunnel is informed of or detects any misuse of its services, your access may be temporarily blocked or permanently revoked.
In order to access your HomeTunnel VPN, you will have to use an OpenVPN-enabled software or app on your mobile device. There is a wide range of programs available that can do this. Their respective licenses apply. HomeTunnel does not sell or license these client-side software packages. Other than that we provide instructions on how to use them, we bear no relationship with the client parts of the VPN solution.
To put it simple: HomeTunnel disclaims any warranty, service level or liability, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
On the other hand, you have a free trial period to convince yourself of the functionality and capabilities of our solution.
HomeTunnel fully respects Open Source licenses and did a lot of effort to comply to all corresponding obligations and to make HomeTunnel as transparent as possible. If you feel that there might be a potential Open Source license violation, please contact us to help clarifying and/or fixing this.
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