Technology Trends User Agreement
Please read this agreement carefully as it contains important information regarding your legal rights, remedies, and obligations. Each time you use the site, your use indicates your full acceptance of and agreement to abide by this agreement in its then current form. If you do not accept the terms and conditions stated in this agreement, do not use the site.
1.1 This agreement governs your use of the websites operated by Technology Trends ,and the related services (collectively, the "Service"). Additional terms and conditions of use applicable to specific areas of the Service may also be posted in such areas and, together with this agreement, govern your use of those areas. This agreement, together with any such additional terms and conditions, are referred to as this "Agreement."
1.2 Technology Trends reserves the right, in its discretion, to change or modify all or any part of this Agreement at any time, effective immediately upon notice published on the Service. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your binding acceptance of these terms and conditions, including any changes or modifications made by Technology Trends as permitted above. Please be sure to review this Agreement periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version. If at any time the terms and conditions of this Agreement are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease all use of the Service.
As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or proprietary rights law, or is vulgar, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion. If you are a Registered User, Technology Trends will issue to you certain passwords and user identification numbers for access to certain areas of the Site. You agree not to disclose such passwords and user identification numbers issued to you to any third party.
In order to use certain Technology Trends Services, you will be required to register with Technology Trends. In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Technology Trends has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Technology Trends has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
2. Use of Content
2.1 You acknowledge that the Service contains information, software, photographs, audio and video clips, graphics, links and other material (collectively, the "Content") that are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of Technology Trends or third parties. All Content on the Service is copyrighted as a collective work of Technology Trends pursuant to applicable copyright law. You agree to comply with any copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content available on or accessed through the Service. Users of the Service may use the Content only for their personal, noncommercial use. Businesses, organizations or other legal entities may not become Members and are not permitted to use the Service for any purpose, including but not limited to collecting usernames and /or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Service.
In many cases, users are invited to submit Content, which includes but is not limited to such items as documents, source code, product reviews and ratings, topical questions or responses submitted through the Technology Trends professional network or other forums, to Technology Trends for publication, circulation, or distribution. Technology Trends does not claim ownership of Content submitted, but by submitting such Content users grant Technology Trends a nonexclusive, worldwide license to link to, reproduce, distribute, adapt, promote, display, and sublicense submitted Content.
Technology Trends reserves the right to remove any Content at any time, with no obligation to notify the original submitter of the Content. Publication of any submitted Content is at the sole discretion of Technology Trends.
Individuals submitting Content certify that they own the Content being submitted, or otherwise have the right to freely redistribute the Content without limitation, and that submitting this Content will not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights.
Individuals submitting Content certify that their submissions (including but not limited to source code) contain no elements and produce no results that are defamatory, obscene, or in violation of any law. Individuals submitting Content further certify that their submissions contain no harmful or destructive content or output, including but not limited to any viruses, worms, and Trojan horses.
Technology Trends assumes no liability with respect to disputes over Content ownership, copyright, or trademarks.
In the event that Technology Trends is notified by a rightful owner that an infringement of ownership, copyright, or trademark has occurred, Technology Trends will remove the Content in question in a timely manner, with no obligation to notify the original submitter of the Content in question.
3. Rules of Conduct
While using the Site, Services, and any information or products contained on the Site, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You agree to use our professional network, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or message or communication facilities (collectively, the "Forums") only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to that particular Forum. Without limiting any of the foregoing, you agree that you will not use our Site to take any of the following actions:
4. Managing Content
Technology Trends reserves the right to delete, move or edit any Content (including Material posted in any interactive area of the Service) that it may determine, in its sole discretion, violates this Agreement or is otherwise unacceptable. However, Technology Trends does not and cannot review all of the Content posted by users on the Service and is not responsible for such Content. You shall remain solely responsible for all Material. Although Technology Trends reserves the right to remove any offending Content on the Service, you understand and agree that you nonetheless may be exposed to such Material and that you further waive your right to any damages (from any party) related to such exposure. Additionally, Technology Trends shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any Content, as it may determine in its sole discretion.
Technology Trends may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site where users transmit or post communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and the content of any such communications. Technology Trends, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Technology Trends does not make any endorsements of such communications nor representations that such communications are true and accurate. You should be cautious when acting on information provided by contributors to these chat rooms, bulletin boards and other forums. You should not rely upon the information and opinions of the chat rooms, bulletin boards or other forums.
5. No Endorsement
5.1 Technology Trends does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any Content posted on any interactive area and you acknowledge that any reliance upon such Content shall be at your sole risk. Any Content placed on any interactive area by users represents the views of the user posting the statement, and does not represent the views of Technology Trends.
5.2 The Service may contain links to sites on the Internet which are owned and operated by third parties (the "External Sites"). You acknowledge that Technology Trends is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any External Site. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such External Sites.
7. Termination of Service
Technology Trends reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Service, including the discussion areas, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability. The terms of this Agreement shall survive any termination of your membership. Technology Trends may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Service at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or Content (including the professional network), without prior notice or liability.
8. Limitation of Liability
While we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the service, we make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, availability, or completeness of the information, source code, documents, submitted content including questions and responses posted via Technology Trends professional network, or other materials available through the service, and you should not rely upon them. We provide the service on an "as is, as available" basis. You use it at your own risk, and Technology Trends, its employees, directors, and agents are not liable for any errors or omissions in its content or delivery, or for any form of loss or damage (including any consequential, indirect, incidental, special, or exemplary damages, even if known to us) that may result from its use. We expressly disclaim all warranties, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. No warranty not set forth in this agreement will be valid. If any of the above provisions are void under governing law, our liability shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. Customer specifically acknowledges that Technology Trends is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third-parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with user.
Technology Trends shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of use of the service or inability to gain access to or use the service or out of any breach of any warranty. User hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this section shall apply to all content on the service.
9. System Outages
We periodically schedule system downtime for maintenance and other purposes. Unplanned system outages also may occur. We shall have no liability whatsoever for (i) the resulting unavailability of the Site; (ii) any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages; (iii) the resultant delay, misdelivery or nondelivery of information caused by such system outages, or (iv) any third party acts or any other outages of web host providers or the Internet facilities and network that is external to the Site.
10. Member Disputes
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members of the Service. Technology Trends reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
11. International Use
As a consequence of the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding user conduct on the Internet and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.