SolidMasters Terms And Conditions
The Terms and Conditions of Use set forth herein apply to the entire group of Web sites owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by (SolidMasters).
SolidMasters LEGAL INFORMATION
The purpose of this Site is to give the visitor a general understanding of the invention process; not to provide specific legal advice. While a great deal of care has been taken to provide accurate and current information, the ideas, general principles and conclusions presented at this site may differ depending on local, state and federal laws and regulations and court cases. Because the law constantly changes and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and is subject to varying interpretations, the reader is urged to consult professional legal counsel in his or her state regarding the applicability any points of law discussed at this Site to any specific problem. This web site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice.
Patent Practitioners, Service Providers, SolidMasters Members, Classifieds, Advertisers
SolidMasters does not warrant the validity of the information, nor does it guarantee the quality of the work product. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a service provider are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. SolidMasters does not always review the contents of the listings which are provided by the listees or any links to SolidMasters; SolidMasters is not responsible for any material or information contained in the linked sites or provided by listees.
A description or indication of limitation of practice by a lawyer does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.
Because User authentication on the Internet is difficult, SolidMasters cannot and does not confirm that Users are who they claim to be. SolidMasters does not warrant the truth or accuracy of what the experts have represented to SolidMasters or what they have requested to be listed and made public on the Site. Specifically, without in any way limiting any other provision of this Agreement, SolidMasters does not control, warrant, or guarantee the quality, safety or legality of the items advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of the experts to render expert services, or consumers of expert services to purchase them. SolidMasters does not control, warrant, or guarantee that any User is who he or she claims to be or is not acting under false pretenses.
By using this Website, you are agreeing that under no circumstances will SolidMasters or its its affiliates, be responsible for (1) any information contained on or omitted from the site(s), (2) any person's reliance on any such information, whether or not the information is correct, current or complete, (3) the consequences of any action you or any other person takes or fails to take, whether or not based on information provided by or as a result of the use of the Website. SolidMasters and their affiliates also have no responsibility for (4) any person's satisfaction with any expert, consultant, provider, attorney, lawyer or law firm, whether relating to competence, diligence, or otherwise, (5) the results of any information, testimony or services provided given by or representation from any expert, consultant, provider, attorney, lawyer, or law firm or (6) the failure or refusal of any expert, consultant, provider, attorney, lawyer or law firm to respond to you.
Important note: SolidMasters has the right to remove any free listing without prior notice.
NO LEGAL ADVICE
The information contained at this Web site and any other SolidMasters Web site has been prepared by SolidMasters as a service to its readers and the Internet community and is not intended to constitute legal advice. SolidMasters has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and providing quality information and material, but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained in or linked to this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site. Users of information from this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site or links do so at their own risk.
Any reference made by this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site(s) to any specific commercial product, process, or service (or provider of such product, process or service) by trade name, trademark, hyperlink, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SolidMasters. Content on this and any other SolidMasters Web site(s) may be provided by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of SolidMasters.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS.
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials that are part of this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by SolidMasters. No material from this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site may be copied, reproduced, framed, hyperlinked, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, provided, without prior approval. However, you may download, where specifically permitted provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
Use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web pages or the content contained herein is strictly forbidden. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of SolidMasters' copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other Web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to SolidMasters.
Export. The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. User agrees to abide by these laws and their regulations -- including but not limited to the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Content derived from SolidMasters to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.
Usage by Children Under 13. SolidMasters cannot prohibit minors from visiting this site. SolidMasters must rely on parents, guardians and those responsible for supervising children under 13 to decide which materials are appropriate for such children to view and/or purchase. FORUMS AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION. "Forum" means a discussion group, chat area, bulletin board, news groups, letters to the editors, webmaster(s) or employees, or e-mail function offered as part of this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site. You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through a Forum on this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violates any law.
The Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests of this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site to join or become members of any commercial online or offline service or other organization is expressly prohibited.
It is our policy to respect the privacy of all guests. Therefore, subject to the terms of the SolidMasters privacy statement, in general, we will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a guest's e-mail unless required in the course of normal maintenance of this Web site or any other SolidMasters Web site and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on SolidMasters; (2) protect and defend the legitimate business interests, rights or property of SolidMasters, it's users, advertisers, customers, sponsors, advertisers or affiliates; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Guests shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.
By uploading materials to any Forum or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" in those materials have been waived.
Unless otherwise specified, and except for clearly international offerings, the materials in this Web site and any other SolidMasters Web site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting publications and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. The SolidMasters Web sites are controlled and operated by SolidMasters from its offices in the State of California. SolidMasters makes no representation that materials in any SolidMasters Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access any SolidMasters Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for establishing the usability or correctness of any information or materials under any or all jurisdictions and the compliance of that information or material with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all SolidMasters Web site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. These terms will terminate immediately without notice from SolidMasters if in SolidMasters's sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other SolidMasters Web site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms or otherwise. SolidMasters may take such further action as SolidMasters determines to be appropriate under the circumstances to eliminate or preclude repeat violations, and SolidMasters shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any Customer, User, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from SolidMasters' exercise of its rights under these terms and conditions.
OWNERSHIP, LICENSE & RESTRICTIONS ON USE
As between SolidMasters and you, all right, title and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) in this Site belongs to SolidMasters, its licensors, or listees. In addition, the names, images, pictures, logos and icons identifying SolidMasters' products and services in many countries are proprietary marks of SolidMasters and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.
You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use information retrieved from this Site provided solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, and provided you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices. Except as expressly provided above, no part of this Site, including but not limited to materials retrieved there from and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means. In no event shall materials from this Site be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from SolidMasters.
Use, duplication, or disclosure by or for the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013 (c)1)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19.
You may provide links to all pages of this Site, provided (a) you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, advertisements, the copyright notice, or other notices on this Site, (b) you give SolidMasters notice of such link by sending an e-mail to SolidMasters, and (c) you discontinue providing hot links to this site if notified by SolidMasters.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
To the extent that this Web site and any other SolidMasters Web site(s) contain links to outside services and resources, SolidMasters does not control the availability and content of those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular service or resource.
CHANGES TO SITE AND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This Site and these Terms and Conditions may be changed by SolidMasters with or without notice. Please review this link on a regular basis for changes. Continued use of this Site following any change constitutes your acceptance of the change.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT; SEVERABILITY
These Terms and Conditions incorporate by reference any notices contained on this Site and constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of this Site. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and shall not affect their validity and enforceability.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE
IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN FULL, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.
COPYRIGHT; PERMITTED USES; RESTRICTIONS ON USE
Material available in the SolidMasters web site are protected by copyright law. Copyright (c) SolidMasters . All rights reserved.
THE MATERIALS IN SolidMasters WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, SolidMasters DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SolidMasters 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 ANY OTHER SolidMasters WEB SITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES SolidMasters WEB SITES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SolidMasters DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER SolidMasters WEB SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT SolidMasters) 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.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SolidMasters BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS IN THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER SolidMasters WEB SITE, EVEN IF SolidMasters OR A SolidMasters AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL SolidMasters' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SolidMasters WEB SITE(S).
OTHER. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except as provided herein or in writing, signed by SolidMasters.
SolidMasters respects the privacy and security of its users. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we sometimes collect information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from each of our millions of other users.
In order to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing the privacy practices for the entire SolidMasters site. Additional terms and conditions, if any, regarding the collection and use of your information may also be provided to you before you sign up for a particular service. Here, you will learn what personally identifiable information of yours is collected, how and when we might use your information, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.