SECTION 1 - USE OF SITE
SECTION 2 - COPYRIGHT
The Site and the Content are protected by U.S. and/or foreign copyright laws, and belong to SBC or its partners, affiliates, contributors or third parties. The copyrights in the Content are owned by SBC or other copyright owners who have authorized their use on the Site. You may download and reprint Content for non-commercial, non-public, personal use only (if you are browsing this Site as an employee or member of any business or organization, you may download and reprint Content only for educational or other non-commercial purposes within your business or organization, except as otherwise permitted by SBC, for example in certain password-restricted areas of the Site). You may not manipulate or alter in any way images or other Content on the Site.
SECTION 3 - TRADEMARKS
You are prohibited from using any of the marks or logos appearing throughout the Site without permission from the trademark owner, except as permitted by applicable law.
SECTION 4 - LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES
SECTION 5 - LINKING TO THIS SITE
If you would like to link to the Site, you must follow SBC’s link guidelines. Unless specifically authorized by SBC, you may not connect “deep links” to the Site, i.e., create links to this site that bypass the home page or other parts of the Site. You may not mirror or frame the home page or any other pages of this Site on any other web site or web page, without written consent from SBC.
SECTION 6 - DOWNLOADING FILES
SBC cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection by software viruses or other harmful computer code, files or programs.
SECTION 7 - SOFTWARE
Any software available for download via the Site is the copyrighted work of SBC and/or its licensors. Use of such software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement that accompanies or is included with the software. Downloading, installing, and/or using any such software indicates your acceptance of the terms of the end user license agreement.
SECTION 8 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
SBC MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT. SBC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE FURNISHED OR TO BE FURNISHED VIA THE SITE. SBC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. SBC DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT, OR THAT ANY ERRORS IN THE CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED. THE SITE, THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
SECTION 9 - LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, SBC’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL, IN NO EVENT, EXCEED $100.00.
SECTION 10 - INDEMNIFICATION
You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the Site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SBC, its members, managers, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, joint venturers, business partners, licensors, employees, agents, and any third-party information providers to the Service from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the Site, the Service, or the Content, or any violation by you of this Agreement.
SECTION 11 - PRIVACY
SECTION 12 - USER CONDUCT
You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes. You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the Site, render the Site inaccessible to others or otherwise cause damage to the Site or the Content. You agree not to add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify the Content, or to attempt to access any Content that is not intended for you. You agree not to use the Site in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties.
SECTION 13 - UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY
SBC welcomes unsolicited ideas from its Members or others. However, if you send your ideas to SBC, then regardless of what your posting, email, letter, or other transmission may say, (1) your idea will automatically become the property of SBC, without any compensation to you; (2) SBC will have no obligation to return your idea to you or respond to you in any way; (3) SBC will have no obligation to keep your idea confidential; and (4) SBC may use your idea for any purpose whatsoever, including giving your idea to others.
SBC also welcomes feedback regarding many areas of SBC’s existing services that will help satisfy member needs, and feedback can be provided through the many listed contact areas on the Site. Any feedback you provide shall be deemed a Submission under the terms in the User Supplied Information section below.
SECTION 14 - USER SUPPLIED INFORMATION
Except as expressly provided in secure areas of the Site, SBC does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you via the Site. Except as expressly provided in secure areas of the Site, you agree that any material, information, or data you transmit to us or post to the Site (each a “Submission or collectively “Submissions”) will be considered non confidential and non proprietary. For all Submissions, (1) you guarantee to us that you have the legal right to post the Submission and that it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity, and (2) you give SBC the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use, distribute, display and create derivative works from the Submission, in any and all media, in any manner, in whole or in part, without any restriction or responsibilities to you, subject to any separate confidentiality agreements with you or any legal duties of confidentiality with respect to such information. The SBC reserves the right in its sole discretion at any time to remove or reject any content posted on the Site.
SECTION 15 - PASSWORD SECURITY
If you are issued a username and password to access the secure areas of the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your identification and password information, and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your member username and password.
SECTION 16 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
a. Entire Agreement/No Waiver. The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver by SBC of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
b. Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies. The Content may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. SBC therefore reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the Content at any time without prior notice. SBC does not, however, guarantee that any errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected.
This Agreement was last updated on July 8, 2010.