PALS Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

Below are described the Terms and Conditions under which you may use this Web Site. Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use the Web Site.

Section 1. Use of Material

The design or layout of this Web Site is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. The contents of this Web Site such as images, software, and text ("Material") that are owned by SRI International are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Some? of the performance tasks, such as commercial performance tasks and other material ("Material"), on this Web Site are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. The Materials are made available for educational purposes only. Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any commercial purpose.

Section 2. Company’s Liability

The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. SRI International makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Material or about the results to be obtained from using the Web site and the Material. The use of the Web Site and the Material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Web Site and may be made at any time.

Section 3. Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

In no event shall SRI International, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned at this site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Web Site and the Material. Whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not SRI International is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Section 4. User Submissions

Generally, any communication which you post to the Web Site is considered to be non-confidential. If particular Web pages permit the submission of Material which will be treated by SRI International as confidential, that fact will be stated in "Legal Notices" on those pages.

As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not do the following things: Post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another User or any other person or entity; post sexually-explicit image; post advertisements or solicitations of business; post chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.

SRI International does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring communications posted by Users. SRI International does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the communications posted by other Users or endorse any opinions expressed by Users. You acknowledge that any reliance on communications posted by other Users will be at your own risk. If a communication to the Web Site does not conform to this Agreement, SRI International at its sole discretion reserves the right to remove the communication.

SRI International does screen Materials in the form of performance tasks submitted by Users for posting to the Web Site.

Section 5. Links to Other Sites

The Web Site contains links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by SRI International of the contents on such third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of SRI International and SRI International is not responsible for the content of linked third-part sites or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. SRI International does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party web sites. If you decide to access linked third-party web sites, you do so at your own risk.

Section 6. Limitation of Liability

Unless otherwise expressly provided in a Software License, the aggregate liability for SRI International to you for all claims arising from the use of the Materials (including Software) is limited to $100.

Section 7. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SRI International, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Material (including Software) or your breach of the terms of this Agreement. SRI International shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending such claim, suit or proceeding.

Section 8. General

This Web Site is based in Menlo Park, California. SRI International makes no claims the Materials are appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Materials (including Software) may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Web Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.

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