Effective June 1, 2018
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Site may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of SIOS and SIOS is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. SIOS is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. SIOS is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by SIOS of the site or any association with its operators.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to SIOS 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 which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.
SIOS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
SIOS has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, SIOS reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. SIOS reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
SIOS reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in SIOS’ sole discretion.
Do not give out any personally identifying information about yourself or anyone else in any Communication Service. SIOS does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, SIOS specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized SIOS spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of SIOS.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO SIOS OR POSTED AT ANY SITE
Please note that your username and any information or content you post and/or upload to a Communication Service, including the SIOS iQ Ideas Forum, is available to all persons accessing that location. The information you voluntarily share in any post, such as your email address or other contact information, would then be available to all persons accessing the Communication Services, and such information may be read, collected or used by others for any purpose, including sending you unsolicited messages.
USE OF YOUR CONTENT AND FEEDBACK
SIOS does not claim ownership of any information, data, documents, images, photographs, graphics, audio, video or webcasts that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through your use of the website, via our services, or on the Open Forums (“Your Content”). However, you grant SIOS a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display Your Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate Your Content into other materials or works in any format or medium. If you are in the European Union or Your Content is otherwise governed under the GDPR, and Your Content contains personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent and exercise your data protection rights under the GDPR or any governing law. You may also request that such personal information contained in Your Content be corrected or deleted by sending an email to email@example.com.
By submitting ideas, suggestions, comments, posts or proposals (“Feedback”) and Your Content to SIOS through its suggestion, feedback, or similar web pages, including the Open Forums, you acknowledge and agree that (i) neither the Feedback nor Your Content contains your or third party confidential or proprietary information; (ii) SIOS is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback or Your Content; (iii) SIOS, in its discretion, shall be entitled to use and disclose such Feedback and Your Content to improve or modify products and services, and to develop new features; (iv) SIOS may have something similar to the Feedback or Your Content already under consideration or in development; (v) the Feedback automatically becomes SIOS’s property without any obligation to you; and (vi) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from SIOS for the Feedback or Your Content under any circumstances. If you are in the European Union or Your Content or Feedback is otherwise governed under the GDPR, and Your Content or Feedback contains personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent to this processing, as well as the right to request that such personal information contained in Your Content and/or Feedback be corrected or deleted by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You agree that SIOS may derive revenue and/or other remuneration from Your Content or the Feedback (not including your personal information) that you make available via our website, including the Open Forums, without payment to you.
CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Notifications of claimed copyright infringement and counter-notices must be sent to our designated agent:
Attention: SIOS Copyright Representative
SIOS Technology Corp.
155 Bovet Road, Suite 476
San Mateo, CA 94402
Fax: (650) 645-7030
We are only able to accept notices in the languages into which these terms are made available by us. We will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Site that are reported to our Designated Copyright Agent, identified above, in accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) or, as applicable, other laws. Your copyright infringement claim notices must include the required information set forth in the DMCA claim instructions set forth on this link http://us.sios.com/dmca.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. SIOS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
SIOS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. SIOS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
To start an arbitration proceeding, use the form on AAA’s website (www.adr.org)
Arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. The arbitrator may award damages to you individually as a court could, including declaratory or injunctive relief, but only to the extent required to satisfy your individual claim. Arbitration will take place in San Mateo, California, and you and SIOS agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located there, in order to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE A DISPUTE IN ANY FORUM WILL BE CONDUCTED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. Neither you nor SIOS will seek to have a dispute heard as a class action, private attorney general action, or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding can be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to the arbitration or proceeding. If the class action waiver is found to be illegal or unenforceable as to all or some parts of a dispute, those parts will be severed and proceed in a court of law, with the remaining parts proceeding in arbitration.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES
The Site is our copyrighted property or the copyrighted property of our licensors or licensees, and all trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and other intellectual property rights in the Site are owned by us or our licensors. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.