Terms of Use

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Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE AND NOTICES
AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND IPO

Welcome to IPO.org. This website comprises numerous web pages and associated services operated by IPO (collectively “Site”). Your use of this site is conditioned upon your acceptance of these terms and conditions. By accessing, browsing and/or using the Site you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by this Agreement.

IPO reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions by posting the amended terms on the Site with an updated “effective date” at the top of this page. By continuing to use the Site you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by this Agreement.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The entire contents and design of the Site, including all trademarks, logos, trade names, documents, databases, graphic representations, and other information, are the property of IPO, or are used by IPO with permission.

PERSONAL USE LIMITATION

Permission to use content from this Site is granted, provided that (1) IPO’s copyright notice appears on all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such information is for informational or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer, website or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications will be made.

This section does not apply to the design or layout of IPO.org or any other IPO owned, operated, licensed or controlled website. Elements of the Site are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from the Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by IPO or in accordance with personal use limitation.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

All content and information (collectively “Information”) posted on the Site and/or in email alerts is provided for informational purposes only. The Information does not constitute legal, tax, accounting, professional, or any other form of advice.

IPO makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained on this Site for any purpose. All content is provided “as is.” IPO disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this content, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event shall IPO be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of content available on this Site. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. IPO may make changes to this Site any time.

SECURITY; NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

Access to the Site is to be used solely for matters sponsored and sanctioned by IPO. Misuse or inappropriate use may be subject to or result in legal action to protect the interests of IPO and/or its members.

As a condition of using the Site, you agree that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or network connected to it or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Site, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site. Unauthorized users will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY

If a section of the Site requires you to create an account, you must complete the registration process by providing current, complete, and accurate information and choosing a password and username. You are entirely and solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account information and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify IPO immediately about any unauthorized use of your account or other security breach. IPO will not be liable for any loss you incur as a result of another person using your account and/or password, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by IPO or another party as a result of another person using your account and/or password. You may not use another account holder’s account at any time without their permission. IPO members may not share credentials with non-IPO members.

NOTICE REGARDING OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS PROVIDED TO IPO OR POSTED ON ANY IPO WEB SITE

IPO claims no ownership of materials you provide to IPO (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the Site for review by the general public (“Submission”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission you grant IPO, its members, and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of IPO including, without limitation, the
rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. IPO is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you provide and IPO may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own, have obtained, or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

NO ENDORSEMENT OR SPONSORSHIP BY IPO

Any dealings you, the user, has with third parties (including advertisers) included within the Site or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you, the user, and the advertiser or other third party. IPO and/or its respective members shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

Certain sections of the Site will direct you to third party sites. The linked third party sites are not under IPO’s control, and IPO is not responsible for any content, services, or forms of transmission on a linked site. The inclusion of any link to a third party site does not imply endorsement by IPO.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

The designated agent to receive written notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), is Samantha Aguayo, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Policy Counsel, Intellectual Property Owners Association, 1150 15th Street NW, Suite 1150, Washington, D.C., 20005.

For general questions, contact webmaster@ipo.org.

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