TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT FOR AVIDYNE.COM, AND ANY SERVICE OR WEBSITE OWNED BY AVIDYNE


Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this site. By using this site, you signify your agreement with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of the below Terms of Use, do not use this site. Avidyne. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms of Use at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

The Avidyne website and services (The Service) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. The Service also contains information, data, text, software, images, files and other content and materials that are owned by Avidyne or its affiliates or suppliers and that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. The selection, arrangement and compilation of the entire contents of the Service is the exclusive property of Avidyne. and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software made available through or used in connection with the Service is the property of Avidyne. or its suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.


Unless otherwise specified, the Service is for your personal and non-commercial use and is not transferable to any other person or entity. Except as expressly authorized by Avidyne., you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, modify, create derivative works from, frame, distribute, transmit, perform, publish, license, rent, lease, loan, sell, resell, transfer or otherwise exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of the Service, use of the Service or access to the Service, including without limitation any information, software, products or services obtained from the Service. You may view, print and download materials displayed on or made available through the Service subject to the following: (a) the materials may be used solely for your own, personal information and not for commercial use; (b) the materials may not be modified or altered in any way, including but not limited to the removal or modification of any copyright or other proprietary notices affixed thereto. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by printing or downloading copyrighted material, and that the materials may be subject to separate license agreements and/or additional posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination, all of which you shall be responsible for complying with if you download such materials. Use of spiders, robots and similar data gathering and extraction tools is expressly prohibited. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

TRADEMARKS


Avidyne., avidyne.com, the symbol within our logo, “Avidyne” and other Avidyne. designs, logos and product and service names are trademarks of Avidyne. The “look and feel” of the Service constitutes proprietary trade dress of Avidyne.. All rights reserved. You may not reproduce, copy, display, transmit, distribute, modify or otherwise use the Avidyne. Logos without the express prior written permission of Avidyne.. All other trademarks appearing on the Service are the property of their respective owners.

PRIVACY


Avidyne is very respectful about the privacy concerns of the visitors to this site on the Internet. As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to this site. However, certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded by the standard operation of Avidyne. Internet servers. This information is primarily used to provide an enhanced online experience for the visitor. Information tracked includes the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) in use by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, EarthLink). By having this information, Web pages optimized for a particular visitor’s computer is automatically available to that visitor. Other uses of this information include internal review of the number of visitors to the site but only in an aggregate and non-personally-identifiable form. Other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site are known to Avidyne. only when voluntarily submitted. Personally identifiable information that is collected in connection with visitors voluntarily filling out forms is retained by Avidyne. and the member to whom the visitor is referred, and is not sold or otherwise transferred outside the company. However, this data in an aggregate form may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses. We may sometimes also use email addresses and other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who communicate with us. For example, we direct email to visitors who provide us with their email addresses for specific purposes such as being notified if they have won one of our contests.

LINKED SITES


The materials by the Avidyne. and www.avidyne.com are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Avidyne. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability. Avidyne. does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. Avidyne. does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not Avidyne.) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. The material that you read in a Avidyne. web site is provided solely for educational purposes. Avidyne. is not responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever (including, without limitation, persons who may use or rely on such data/materials or to whom such data/materials may be furnished) for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from any information or opinions provided.

SUBMISSIONS


Any questions, notes, postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted will become the property of Avidyne. and Avidyne. shall be entitled to use the material for any type of use forever including in any media whether now known or hereafter devised. When you submit material to Avidyne., you agree that Avidyne. has the right to publish the material for any type of use as outlined above including promotional and advertising purposes.


Avidyne. is not responsible for any material posted by visitors to this site. You shall not submit any information which:


Libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening;

Infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks; Violates any law; Advocates illegal activity;

Advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; (collectively “Non-Approved Material”).


You agree to indemnify Avidyne. and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and affiliates from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing agreements, representations, and warranties.


Note to copyright owners: Avidyne prohibits users from using any material that infringes on the intellectual property rights (e.g., copyright, trademark, trade dress, etc.) of others. If you know your intellectual property rights have been violated by one of our users, please review the Avidyne LLC Copyright Infringement Policy and contact us immediately.

EMAIL AND POSTINGS RECEIVED

Do not post any threatening or libelous emails or material on this site that would be considered a violation of any law. Avidyne. will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Avidyne. to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such emails or materials. When Avidyne. is accessed through AOL, all AOL guidelines regarding appropriate online behavior will be enforced.


JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

Unless otherwise specified, the materials in a Avidyne. website and avidyne.com are presented solely for the purpose of education in the United States. This site is controlled and operated by Avidyne. from its offices within the State of _____________________ United States of America. Avidyne. makes no representation that materials in this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.


This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of _____________________, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such State. Any action you, any third party or Avidyne. bring to enforce this agreement or, in connection with, any matters related to this site shall be brought only in either the state or Federal Courts located in __________________________and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by Avidyne..

Avidyne END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

In addition to the Avidyne Terms of Use Agreement, any Customer who purchases Avidyne products shall be bound by, and agrees to, the following Avidyne End User License Agreement.


In consideration of the foregoing and the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:


MISCELLANEOUS:

This Agreement and the rights and obligations set forth herein may not be assigned, in whole or in part, by Customer without Avidyne prior written consent. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, including, without limitation, those relating to conflict of laws. Any lawsuit or action brought by any of the parties hereto, shall be filed and adjudicated in _____________________________. This Agreement may be amended only in a writing that has been executed by duly authorized officers of the parties and shall not be amended or deemed amended by subsequent conduct of either party or any course of dealings between the parties. The parties agree that (i) there shall be no oral agreements between the parties, whether or not related to this Agreement or the subject matter hereof, and whether or not allegedly entered into prior, during or subsequent to the term hereof; and (ii) in order for any agreement to be effective between the parties, whether prior, during or subsequent to the term hereof, it shall be set forth in writing and executed by duly authorized representatives of the parties. If litigation occurs between the parties relating to this Agreement, and Avidyne is the prevailing party, it shall be entitled to its reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert witness fees and costs of suit. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of or acquiescence in or to such provision. All notices given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally or sent via receipted private courier or by United States Postal Service certified or registered mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address or addresses set forth in this Agreement, or to such other address as a party may notify the other party in writing. Any such notice shall be deemed to be properly given (i) if delivered personally, upon written acknowledgment of receipt after delivery to the address specified; or (ii) if sent by courier or posted, the earlier of the actual date of delivery or three (3) days from the date posted.

Avidyne ANTI-SPAM POLICY

Avidyne prohibits the use of the Service in any manner associated with the transmission, distribution or delivery of any unsolicited bulk or unsolicited commercial email (“Spam”).

You may not use the Service to send Spam. You also may not deliver Spam or cause Spam to be delivered to any of Avidyne Services or customers.

In addition, email sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the Service may not:

Use or contain invalid or forged headers;

Use or contain invalid or non-existent domain names;

Employ any technique to otherwise misrepresent, hide or obscure any information in identifying the point of origin or the transmission path;

Use other means of deceptive addressing;

Use a third party’s internet domain name, or be relayed from or through a third party’s equipment, without permission of the third party;

Contain false or misleading information in the subject line or otherwise contain false or misleading content;

Fail to comply with additional technical standards described below; or

Otherwise violate the applicable Terms of Use for the Service.


Avidyne does not authorize the harvesting, mining or collection of email addresses or other information from or through the Service. Avidyne does not permit or authorize others to use the Service to collect, compile or obtain any information about Avidyne customers or subscribers, including but not limited to subscriber email addresses, which are Avidyne confidential and proprietary information. Use of the Service is also subject to the applicable Privacy Statement and Terms of Use.


Avidyne does not permit or authorize any attempt to use the Service in a manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any aspect of any of the Service, or that could interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Service.


If Avidyne believes that unauthorized or improper use is being made of any Service, it may, without notice, take such action as it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, including blocking messages from a particular internet domain, mail server or IP address. Avidyne may immediately terminate any account on any Service which it determines, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any email that violates this policy.


Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send email to, or through, the Service. Failure to enforce this policy in every instance does not amount to a waiver of Avidyne rights.


Unauthorized use of the Service in connection with the transmission of unsolicited email, including the transmission of email in violation of this policy, may result in civil, criminal, or administrative penalties against the sender and those assisting the sender. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) establishes requirements for those who send commercial email, spells out penalties for spammers and companies whose products are advertised in spam if they violate the law, and gives consumers the right to ask emailers to stop spamming them.