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Export Policy

european_union_country_mapDiceLock Security is a company that operates from the European Union.

As an European company, European Union legislation applies regarding export of some of our knowledge and products.

Export of dual use products is regulated in the European Community by COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items.

DiceLock is an encryption architecture making use of symmetric cipher algorithms employing cipher keys in excess (bigger than) of 56 bits, thus control maybe applicable to some of our products.

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 428/2009 states in CATEGORY 5, PART 2 that “The control status of “information security” equipment, “software”, systems, application specific “electronicassemblies”, modules, integrated circuits, components or functions is determined in Category 5, Part 2 even ifthey are components or “electronic assemblies” of other equipment.

5A2 Systems, Equipment and Components

5A002 “Information security” systems, equipment and components therefor, as follows:

a. Systems, equipment, application specific “electronic assemblies”, modules and integrated circuits for “information security”, as follows and other specially designed components therefor:

1. Designed or modified to use “cryptography” employing digital techniques performing any cryptographic function other than authentication or digital signature and having any of the following:

a. A “symmetric algorithm” employing a key length in excess of 56 bits;

5D2 Software

5D002 “Software” as follows:

a. “Software” specially designed or modified for the “development”, “production” or “use” of equipment specified in 5A002 or “software” specified in 5D002.c.;

c. Specific “software”, as follows:

1. “Software” having the characteristics, or performing or simulating the functions of the equipment,specified in 5A002;

2. “Software” to certify “software” specified in 5D002.c.1.

While we are studying and clarifying the European regulation as well as national laws, access to some descriptive and functional specifications as well as the software implementations of DiceLock or any of its components that can be affected by the current regulation is only allowed to detected member countries.

Some DiceLock Security software packages uses strong cryptography, so even if it is created, maintained and distributed from a liberal country in Europe (where it is legal to do this), it falls under certain export/import and/or use restrictions in some other parts of the world.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT EXPORT/IMPORT AND/OR USE OF STRONG CRYPTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE, PROVIDING CRYPTOGRAPHY HOOKS OR EVEN JUST COMMUNICATING TECHNICAL DETAILS ABOUT CRYPTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE IS ILLEGAL IN SOME PARTS OF THE WORLD. SO, WHEN YOU IMPORT THESE PACKAGES TO YOUR COUNTRY, RE-DISTRIBUTE IT FROM THERE OR EVEN JUST EMAIL TECHNICAL SUGGESTIONS OR EVEN SOURCE PATCHES TO THE AUTHOR OR OTHER PEOPLE YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ANY EXPORT/IMPORT AND/OR USE LAWS WHICH APPLY TO YOU. DICELOCK SECURITY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS YOU MAKE HERE. SO BE CAREFUL, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.