OPINA requires that all visitors and users to this website owned and operated by OPINA (the “Site”) comply with the following terms and conditions. OPINA means Istanbul Okan University (Open Innovation Autonomous Vehicle Development and Testing Center operated under Istanbul Okan University) (“OPINA”).

By accessing and using the Site, the User accepts and agrees to be bound by these Terms of Use, Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy. If the User does not agree with the Terms, s/he should discontinue accessing or using the Site. 

These Terms of Use may be revised and modified by OPINA at any time without a notice and such modifications, adding or deletion will be effective immediately. Continued use of the Site after posting of any changes or modifications, will indicate acceptance of such changes or modifications. OPINA may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time, including but not limited to the content, availability of any feature, database or equipment needed for access or use. OPINA may also impose limits on certain features and services and/or restrict the User’s access to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability of any kind. 

Use of the site

The Site may contain information, materials, data, images, graphics, sounds and other components as well as comments sections, discussion forums, or other interactive features in which the User may post or upload content, comments, video, photos, messages, other materials or items (“Contents”). 

All the Contents in the Site are owned or controlled by OPINA unless otherwise noted. Any unauthorized use of the Contents on the Site may violate copyright, trademark and other laws and intellectual property rights of OPINA or third parties. Unauthorized use may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense. Contents from the Site may not be modified, copied or distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, decompiled, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of OPINA. The Contents on the Site are provided for lawful purposes only.


OPINA will not be liable for any damages or injury caused by any materials or software in the Site, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line failure. OPINA will not be liable to the User or any third party for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, indirect, special, incidental, reliance, consequential or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in or software available through this site.

User content

By submitting Content to the Site, the User hereby grants to OPINA the right and license to use all remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to OPINA through the Site (together, the “User Content”). 

The User will not upload, post or otherwise transmit any User Content software or other materials (a) contains a virus or other harmful or disruptive component (b) violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including any statements which may defame, harass, stalk or threaten others; (c) is false, misleading or inaccurate; (d) contains expressions of bigotry, racism, racially or ethnically offensive content, hate speech, abusiveness, vulgarity or profanity; (e) contains or advocates pornography or sexually explicit content, or that is otherwise obscene; (f) violates any law or advocates violent behavior or provides instruction on dangerous, illegal, or predatory acts, or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them; (g) is protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such intellectual proprietary right. (h) contains any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials with respect to products or services, or any other form of solicitation; or (i) uses the personal information of a natural person without such person’s consent. Any User determined by OPINA, in its sole discretion, to have violated the intellectual property or other rights of others shall be barred from submitting or posting any further material on the Site.

Any person determined by OPINA, in its sole discretion, to have violated the intellectual property or other rights of others shall be barred from submitting or posting any further material on the Site;

OPINA will not be required to treat any User Content as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including, without limitation, product or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future OPINA operations or Contents. OPINA will be entitled to use the User Content for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever without compensation to the User or any other person sending the User Content. The User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold OPINA harmless for any liability arising due to the use or distribution of those materials. 

Personally identifiable information that may be received at the Site is provided voluntarily by a visitor to the Site and is governed by the terms of the Privacy Notice. The User acknowledges that s/he is responsible for whatever material s/he submits, and the User, not OPINA, has full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright. The User is prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law. If applicable, OPINA reserves the right to delete, move or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable, and the User waives any moral rights s/he may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to the User.


All Contents on the Site are made available only to provide information about OPINA and its services. OPINA controls and operates the Site and makes no representation that the Contents on such Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use the Site from a location other than the location where the site is controlled and operated, OPINA is not responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.


The User expressly agrees that use of the websites is at her/his sole risk. The Contents on the Site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Also, OPINA may make changes or improvements to the Site at any time. OPINA does not warrant that use of the websites will be uninterrupted or error free; nor does make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of the websites, nor as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information, service, or merchandise provided through the Site.

The Site is provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law.

To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, in no event shall OPINA be liable to the User for any personal injury, property damage, lost profits, device or technology failure or malfunction or for any form of direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages based on any causes of action arising out of use of the Site or any alleged failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in service, operation, or transmission of the Site, or any alleged computer virus, communication line failure and/or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of or posting of any record, content, or technology, pertaining to or on the Site. OPINA is also not liable for any actual or alleged defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users of the Site or any other third parties.

OPINA disclaims all warranties of merchantability, non-infringement and fitness for a particular purpose. OPINA does not warrant that the functions contained in the contents will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site, or the servers that make them available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. OPINA does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the results of the use of the contents on the site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. OPINA makes no commitment to update the materials on the site. Further, information contained on the site is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for any purpose. OPINA shall not be liable for any results obtained or not obtained as a consequence of the use of the information contained on the site.

Any reference to OPINA or the information contained on the site for commercial purposes, including citation in any advertising, sales collateral or other marketing materials, is strictly prohibited.


OPINA may terminate or suspend these Terms of Use at any time without notice to the User. OPINA has the right to immediately terminate the User’s access to the Site without notice if, in its sole judgment, the User breaches any of these terms or conditions. 

The User may terminate this agreement by destroying all materials obtained from the Site and all related documentation and all copies and installations. Upon termination, The User must destroy all materials obtained from this Site and all related documentation and all copies and installations. The User may not access this Site after termination of this agreement without the written approval of OPINA, provided, however, that OPINA shall retain all rights, including all copyright rights and the right to use User Content as provided herein, and the limitations on use and treatment of the Contents shall remain in full force.

Linked sites

The Site includes links to other sites which are not operated or maintained by OPINA. OPINA is not responsible for the content of those sites and makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content or accuracy of, opinions expressed in or other links provided by, such other sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by OPINA of the sites or any products or services referred to therein. OPINA may terminate a link at any time. The terms of use and privacy policies applicable to such sites may be different from those applicable to the Site. If the User decides to access any third party site linked to the Site, the User does so entirely at her/his own risk and OPINA shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising from the User’s use of any such site.

Linking to other sites

For linking the Site to any page, the User hereby agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions. Except as otherwise allowed by OPINA, OPINA prohibits the use or posting of unauthorized hypertext links to the Site and the framing of any Content available through the Site. Images of the OPINA logo can only be used for link purposes and can only be made with the express written permission of OPINA. Any requests for such permission or for permission to link to the Site in a manner other than as permitted in the preceding paragraph should be addressed to OPINA through contact information.

OPINA shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on the User’s website. The User agrees to indemnify and defend OPINA against all claims against OPINA arising out of or based upon the User’s website. Except for explicit permission to use the “OPINA” name or logo, the User may not use any of OPINA trademarks or service marks for any other purpose. OPINA may at any time, in its sole discretion, without cause, withdraw the permission granted herein to use the “OPINA” name and the User’s link to any pages on the Site. In such event upon request, the User agrees to immediately remove all links to the Site and to cease using the “OPINA” name for linking purposes. Thereafter, any future links to the Site will require the express written permission of OPINA. OPINA reserves the right to amend these linking terms and conditions at any time. 


This is the entire terms and conditions between the parties for the use of the Site and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. These Terms of Use will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the Turkey. If any part of these Terms of Use is declared unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Possible evidence of use of the Site for illegal purposes will be notified to law enforcement authorities.

These terms were created on March 2021.