Terms of Use

By using this web site or any other web sites (each, a “Site”) or other online service of NFV.net or any of its affiliates or partner/member companies with links to these Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”) you agree that you have read, understand and agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Through the Site, you have access to a variety of resources and content. These may include: (a) Web pages, data, messages, text, images, photographs, graphics, audio and video such as podcasts and Webcasts, and documents such as press releases, white papers and product data sheets (“Materials”); and (b) forums, discussion groups, chat areas, bulletin boards, blogs, wikis, e-mail functions, and other services in connection with which you can upload, download, share, email, post, publish, transmit or otherwise access or make available Content (as defined below) (“Community Services”). Materials, Community Services, and other information, content and services are collectively referred to as “Content.” NFV.net may revise the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. The revised Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will be effective when posted.

1. Use of Materials

You may download, store, display on your computer, view, listen to, play and print Materials that NFV.net publishes or broadcasts on the Site or makes available for download through the Site subject to the following: (a) the Materials may be used solely for your personal, informational, noncommercial purposes; (b) the Materials may not be modified or altered in any way; (c) the Materials may not be redistributed; and (d) You may not remove any text, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Materials.

2. Use of Community Services

Community Services are provided as a convenience to users and NFV.net is not obligated to provide any technical support for, or participate in, Community Services. While Community Services may include information regarding NFV.net products and services, including information from NFV.net member employees, they are not an official customer support channel for NFV.net.
You may use Community Services subject to the following: (a) Community Services may be used solely for your personal, informational, noncommercial purposes; (b) Content provided on or through Community Services may not be redistributed; and (c) personal data about other users may not be stored or collected except where expressly authorized by NFV.net.
You acknowledge and agree that by accessing or using the Community Services, you may be exposed to Materials (including shared Content) from others that you may consider offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable and hereby do waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against NFV.net with respect thereto.

3. Reservation of Rights

The Site and Content provided on or through the Site are the intellectual property and copyrighted works of NFV.net members or a third party provider. All rights, title and interest not expressly granted with respect to the Site and Content provided on or through the Site are reserved. All Content is provided on an “As Is” and “As Available” basis, and NFV.net reserves the right to terminate the permissions granted to you above and your use of the Content at any time.

4. Your Content

You agree that you will only upload, share, post, publish, transmit, or otherwise make available on or through the Community Service Content (“Shared Content”) that you have the right and authority to Share and for which you have the right and authority to grant to NFV.net all of the licenses and rights set forth herein. In respect of Shared Content, you grant NFV.net a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive, fully sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, broadcast, transmit and distribute the Shared Content for any purpose and in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. This includes, without limitation, the right to incorporate or implement the Shared Content into any NFV.net product or service, and to display, market, sub-license and distribute the Shared Content as incorporated or embedded in any product or service distributed or offered by NFV.net without compensation to you. You warrant that: (a) you have the right and authority to grant this license; (b) NFV.net’s exercise of the rights granted pursuant to this license will not infringe or otherwise violate any third party rights; and (c) all so-called moral rights in the Shared Content have been waived to the full extent allowed by law.
You agree that you will not Share any Content that: (a) is false or misleading; (b) is defamatory, derogatory, degrading or harassing of another or constitutes a personal attack; (c) invades another’s privacy or includes another’s confidential, sensitive or personal information; (d) promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual; (e) is obscene or not in good taste; (f) violates or infringes or promotes the violation or infringement of another’s rights, including intellectual property rights; (g) you do not have the right and authority to Share and grant the necessary rights and licenses for; (h) violates or promotes the violation of any applicable laws or regulations; (i) contains a solicitation of funds, goods or services, or promotes or advertises goods or services; or (j) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, or other components designed to limit or harm the functionality of a computer.
NFV.net does not want to receive confidential information from you through or in connection with the Community Services. Notwithstanding anything that you may note or state in connection with Sharing Content, it shall not be considered confidential information and shall be received and treated by NFV.net on a non-confidential and unrestricted basis.

5. Feedback

You have no obligation to provide NFV.net with ideas, suggestions, comments and/or proposals (“Feedback”). However, if you submit Feedback to NFV.net by way of any Community Services, while you retain ownership in such Feedback, you hereby grant NFV.net a nonexclusive, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, unlimited license under all of your Intellectual Property Rights to use and otherwise exploit your Feedback for any purpose. Further, by submitting Feedback, you represent and warrant that (i) your Feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of you or of third parties; (ii) NFV.net is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback; (iii) NFV.net may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development; and (iv) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from NFV.net for the Feedback under any circumstances.

6. Security, Passwords and Means of Accessing the Site and Content

You agree not to access or use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any NFV.net websites, computer systems or networks. You agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to any parts of the Site or any NFV.net  accounts, computer systems or networks. You agree not to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any NFV.net accounts, computer systems or networks. You agree not to use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or any NFV.net accounts, computer systems or networks without NFV.net’s express written permission.
Access to and use of password protected or secure areas of the Site is restricted to authorized users only. You agree not to share your password(s), account information, or access to the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of password(s) and account information, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s) or account(s) or as a result of your access to the Site. You agree to notify NFV.net immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s) or account(s).

7. No Unlawful, Inappropriate or Prohibited Use

You agree not to use the Site or Content provided on or through the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or the rules, guidelines or terms of use posted for a specific area of the Site or Content provided on or through the Site.
In addition, You agreed that you will not use the Site in any manner to (a) stalk, intimidate and/or harass another; (b) incite others to commit violence; (c) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any of Materials posted on or transmitted through the Site; (e) engage in any chain letters, contests, junk email, pyramid schemes, spamming, surveys or other duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise); (f) collect or store data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth herein.

8. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless NFV.net, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, due to or arising out of Content that you Share, your violation of the Terms of Use or any additional rules, guidelines or terms of use posted for a specific area of the Site or Content provided on or through the Site, or your violation or infringement of any third party rights.

9. Monitoring

NFV.net has no obligation to monitor the Community Services or Content that is Shared on or through the Community Services. However, NFV.net reserves the right to review the Community Services and to monitor all use of and activity on the Community Services, and to remove or choose not to make available on or through the Community Services any Content at its sole discretion.

10. Termination of Use

NFV.net may, in its sole discretion, at any time discontinue providing or limit access to the Site or any areas of the Site or Content provided on or through the Site. You agree that NFV.net may, in its sole discretion, at any time, terminate or limit your access to or use of all or some of the Site or any Content. You agree that NFV.net shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or limitation of your access to or use of all or any part of the Site or any Content.

11. Third Party Web Sites, Content, Products and Services

The Site may provides links to Web sites and access to Content, products and services of third parties, including other users, affiliates and related technology providers. NFV.net is not responsible for third party Content provided on or through the Site and you bear all risks associated with the access and use of such Web sites and third party Content, products and services.

12. Disclaimer

EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE, THE SITE, AND ALL CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NFV.net EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. NFV.net MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SITE OR CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED BY YOU ON OR THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

ANY CONTENT ACCESSED, DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS USED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. NFV.net SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF CONTENT.

NFV.net RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES OR UPDATES TO, AND MONITOR THE USE OF, THE SITE AND CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

13. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL NFV.net BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.

14. Exclusions and Limitations

SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE DISCLAIMER, EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN LIABILITIES. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID, DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS OF USE DO NOT APPLY AND ALL OTHER TERMS SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.

15. Privacy Policy

NFV.net is committed to the protection of personal data and has developed a policy to address privacy concerns. For more information, please see NFV.net’s Privacy Policy. Any personal information collected on this Site may be accessed and stored globally and will be treated in accordance with NFV.net’s Privacy Policy.

16. Usage by Minors

Minors are not eligible to use the Site, and we ask that they do not submit any information to us.

17. Trademark Usage

The trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the Site (the “Marks”) are the property of NFV.net or third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior consent of NFV.net or the third party that may own the Marks.

18. Applicable Laws

All matters relating to your access to, and use of, the Site and Content provided on or through or uploaded to the Site shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to, or use of, the Site or Content shall be instituted in the courts of the Province of Ontario, Canada. You and NFV.net agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.

19. Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact NFV.net via complianceofficer@sandvine.com.