Effective Date: November 30, 2017
Intellectual Property Rights:
Authorized and Prohibited Uses
Registration and Passwords
At times, we may or may not require you to have a password and provide registration details to access this Website or portions of this Website. To the extent that we do require a password and registration details, the details you provide must be correct, current, and complete. If SME believes that the details are not correct, current, and complete, we have the right to refuse you access to the Website, or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your account, if any. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access this Website, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). SME shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by SME, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account or password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s). We reserve the absolute right not to issue a password to any person or entity.
Any SME software that is made available to download from this Website (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of SME and/or its affiliates or suppliers. The Software is made available for downloading solely for your use pursuant to the end user license agreement (“EULA”) applicable to the Software, and any reproduction or redistribution of the Software other than as permitted in the EULA is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. In addition, downloading Software is prohibited if you are visiting this Website from any of the countries to which the export of software is prohibited by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited.
The information that is downloaded from this Website for or on behalf of the Government of the United States of America and/or its agencies (“US Government”) is provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the US Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013 and FAR 52.227-14 and 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.
Compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
SME respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, we have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of this Website who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512:
(a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
(c) Identification of the Content that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and the information reasonably sufficient to permit SME to locate the Content;
(d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit SME to contact the complaining party;
(e) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the Content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
For copyright inquiries under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please contact SME’s Copyright Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your use of this Website shall be in accordance with any and all procedures, forms, formats, displays and operating times which may be determined, specified or modified by SME in its discretion. You are responsible for all software, hardware, interconnections, fees, expenses, costs and taxes for you to access or use this Website.
Unless otherwise agreed upon between you and SME, no link shall be made to any page of this Website except a direct link to the top page (https://settlemuter.com/) without framing. In addition, any link to this Website must be immediately followed by notice to SME via e-mail at email@example.com. Moreover, in the event SME deems your linking practices in relation to this Website to be inappropriate, SME may provide you with notice concerning removal or modification of the inappropriate link, and you agree to comply with any and all requirements of SME relating thereto.
Access to Website
While it is SME’s objective is to make the Website accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, the Website may be unavailable from time to time for any reason including, without limitation, routine maintenance. You understand and acknowledge that due to circumstances both within and outside of the control of SME, access to the Website may be interrupted, suspended or terminated from time to time. SME shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Website, including, but not limited to, Content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access or use.
You agree not to submit any User Content to this Website or commit any act involving the transfer of information relating to any User Content in violation of applicable import/export control, espionage or national security laws.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of this Website.
Unsuitable Content and Conduct. User shall not engage in conduct or submit to this Website any User Content or other material that is illegal, inaccurate, misleading, misappropriated, infringing, dilutive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or otherwise objectionable. User shall not cause damage, embarrassment or adverse publicity to SME.
Functional Compatibility and System Abuse
Your Cooperation and Notification
THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ITS LINKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ARE USED ONLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW. SME DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, REGARDING THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND LINKS), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, RESULTS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, ACCESSIBILITY, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitations on Liability and Remedies
SME’S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE WITH SME (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE) IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. SME AND ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OR REGISTRATION WITH SME. THESE EXCLUSIONS FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF SME HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, SME AND ITS VENDORS’ LIABILITY IN SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTION SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SME DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IN ANY EVENT, IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE IN AN APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SME WILL BE LIMITED TO, IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF SME, EITHER THE (1) CORRECTION OR DELETION OF ANY INACCURATE CONTENT OR LINK; OR (2) REFUND OF ANY FEES FOR THIS WEBSITE RECEIVED BY SME FROM YOU.
Third Party Sites and Other Information
This Website may contain as a convenience to you, content, links and other information submitted by third parties over whom SME has no control or responsibility, as well as translations thereof which SME may arrange. SME has no obligation to monitor, control or restrict the use of this Website, or third party websites accessible via links on this Website. These other sites are not under SME’s control, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with SME) SME is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by SME or any association with its operators.
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Dispute Resolution; Applicable Law and Forum
Reviewed November 30, 2017