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1. Definitions

When used in this Agreement with the initial letters capitalized, in addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:

∙ API means the UNITED BULGARIAN BANK’S (UBB) application programming interface;

∙ Intellectual Property Rights means all patents, copyright and related rights, trademarks, logo, service marks, trade, design rights, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.

∙ Sandbox is the software testing environment that enables the isolated execution of software or programs for independent evaluation, monitoring or testing. 

2. License

UBB grants you a limited,  non-transferable, non-exclusive, as-is, non sub licensable license

to use the API for the sole purpose of developing and testing your applications.

3. Restrictions

You shall not- 

∙ change or delete any copyright, trademark, tradename or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols, or labels appearing on or in the API;

∙ Disclose, share  or divulge any of the API specifications to any third party;

∙ Represent in any way that your application is approved, recommended or endorsed by us;

∙ Disable, or by pass any security protocols or measures or technical limitations of the APIs; 

∙ Modify, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise alter the APIs;

∙ Participate or engage in any activity which restricts, hinders, impedes, interrupts or harms the API in any way or permits unauthorised access to the API;

∙ Use the API and the content thereon for any purpose other than those expressly permitted by these Terms of Use

UBB reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the APIs, with or without notice and without liability to you.

4. Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights 

4.1 We retain all Intellectual Property Rights with respect to UBB API’s,  including content and documentation and these may not be copied, transmitted or reproduced without our  prior consent. All Intellectual Property Rights and other rights in connection with the Portal  (including without limitation, information, graphics, software, text, sounds, images, trade marks, service marks, trade names and logos) are vested in us or our licensors.   You agree that you shall not obtain any Intellectual Property Rights, title or interest in the Portal other than in accordance with these Terms of Use.

4.2  You undertake not to do anything which would bring UBB or any of it trademarks, trade names, logos, or branding into disrepute or harm the reputation and goodwill of UBB.

4.3 You acknowledge and agree that we may independently develop or create applications, content or other services or products that may be similar to and/or compete with your applications and nothing in these Terms of Use shall prevent us from exploiting any such commercial opportunities.

5. Term and Termination

This Agreement shall remain in effect until terminated by you or UBB. 

UBB may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any or no reason, suspend or terminate this Agreement with or without prior notice.

This Agreement will terminate immediately, without prior notice from UBB, in the event that you fail to comply with any provision of this Agreement. You may also terminate this Agreement by deleting the Application on our API.

Upon termination of this Agreement, you shall cease all use of the APIs on the Sandbox.

6. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

7. Amendments to this Agreement

UBB reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace this Agreement at any time. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

8. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The provisions of the Bulgarian law shall apply to this Agreement. Disputes betwen UBB and you related to, or arising from this Agreement shall, unless settled amicably between UBB and you, be brought for resolution before the competent Bulgarian court in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Archeological Discoveries in Karanovo

Excavation and conservation activities at Iztochna Mogila (Eastern Mound) Archeological Complex near Karanovo village

Probably one of the most significant and unique historical projects the Bank has been supporting in recent years relates to the archaeological excavations near Karanovo village, Nova Zagora. It was exactly these intense archaeological activities, organized with the support of UBB, that led to a series of unexpected discoveries, among which a unique plate, decorating a Thracian chariot from the II century AD.

As part of its line of support for historical heritage UBB funded the excavation works that led to the discovery of a ruler’s burial, which became known for its unique silver cups, decorated with the God of Love, Eros, the gold rings and coins, the ruler’s armour and most of all - with the preserved on site chariot of a Thracian aristocrat from I - II century AD, laid as it had been - with the horses in harness, the wheels, the bronze ornaments, depicting mythical creatures and the Thracian nobleman’s favourite dog.

Excavation and conservation of Iztochna Mogila Archaeological Complex near Karanovo

The discovery was made in October 2008 by a team from the History Museum of Nova Zagora town, led by the archaeologist Veselin Ignatov, as a result of the rescue archaeological works at the eastern mound in the necropolis. Iztochna Mogila Archaeological Complex is part of the settlement site’s necropolis near Karanovo village.

In 2009, the team of archaeologists continued their excavations in the eastern part of the mound. The aim was to study the grave itself, to search for the tamed horses and to establish the ritual activities, performed during the Thracian man’s funeral. The studies revealed a brick vaulted tomb with a burial chamber, whereas based on the extremely rich gifts the scientists assumed that the buried man had been a member of a family, either close or related to the Sapaean-Odrysian dynasty. Researchers shared the idea that the tomb was of the last Odrysian king - Remetalk III - a personal friend of Emperor Claudius, who was killed as a result of a conspiracy, organized by the Thracian aristocracy.

However, this was not the end of the discovery series - at the beginning of 2009, Veselin Ignatov also found a radiograph of a rusty sheet metal, stored in the repository of the town’s Historical Museum. Under the corroded surface he revealed a unique decorative plate, which had adorned a Thracian two-wheeled chariot, dating from the II century and researched in 1976 at Dalgata Mogila (Long Mound)  locality near Karanovo by Mityo Kanchev, director at that time of Nova Zagora Museum.

The appliqué of an antique carriage was sized 52 cm x 12 cm with a thickness of 0.3 cm and had adorned the lower back side of the chariot’s box. This had been a luxurious passenger carriage with soft-spring suspension, exceptionally original in its structural design and decoration, with supplementary appliqués, most notably three - a bust of Heracles and two heads of Medusa Gorgon.

After 6-month efforts the restoration expert Silvia Borisova revealed the decoration of the antique cart - amazing picture of a festively decorated ancient building (probably a temple), "painted" more than 18 centuries ago, using a flat inlay, resembling gold alloy and details of copper on a sheet of metal .

The decorative lamella is undoubtedly unique. No archaeologist worldwide has ever touched a similar applique of an antique cart, a combination of three different materials, and more to that – blended into a real work of art of highly artistic value.

Giving publicity to discoveries

UBB, in partnership with Cultural Projects’ Association and Nova Zagora Municipality, consistently supports ongoing excavations, conservation efforts and promotes the work of archaeologists.

Thus the Bank decided to finance the construction of a special protective structure around the fieldwork area of Nova Zagora archaeologists to ensure unhindered excavation works, regardless of weather conditions.

In 2009, at Mall of Sofia, a Thracian chariot’s unique decoration was exhibited, thus launching a project for the latter’s restoration. Subsequently, the initiative was expanded to also cover the concept of producing and exhibiting a scale model of a chariot, together with displaying the restored original parts. In 2009 the discoveries’ history was published in detail in Archeology Magazine - the world's leading print media in the field.

During the large-scale project UBB also initiated exhibition events, revealing the ways of life of the Thracians and presenting elements of the Karanovo discoveries.

Since June 2010 Iztochna Mogila Archaeological Complex near Karanovo village is open for visitors.

Other campaigns for "Historical Heritage and Science"

Partnership with the National Museum of Natural History

Partnership with the National Museum of Natural History

A component of United Bulgarian Bank’s effort to support the preservation of historical heritage and scientific developments in this field stands its active partnership with the National Museum of Natural History Learn More
Lyutitsa Fortress Restoration

Lyutitsa Fortress Restoration

The forgotten huge fortress dating back to the Middle Ages, located in the Eastern part of the Rhodope Mountains some 6 km southwest of Ivaylovgrad town, became accessible for tourists in 2011 after the team of Ass. Prof. Boni Petrunova, Ph.D., supported by UBB, had cleared the terrain and blazed paths to the site. Learn More