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DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Through its network of Web properties,
Inventeering provides you with access to a variety of
resources, including developer tools, download areas,
communication forums and product information (collectively
"Services"). The Services, including any updates,
enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new
Web properties, are subject to the TOU.
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE
Unless otherwise specified, the Services
are for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not
modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform,
reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from,
transfer, or sell any information, software, products or
services obtained from the Services.
PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF
Statement disclosures relating to the collection and use
of your information.
NOTICE SPECIFIC TO SOFTWARE
AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE
Any software that is made available to
download from the Services ("Software") is the copyrighted
work of Inventeering and/or its suppliers. Use of the
Software is governed by the terms of the end user license
agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the
Software ("License Agreement"). An end user will be unable
to install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a
License Agreement, unless he or she first agrees to the
License Agreement terms.
The Software is made available for
download solely for use by end users according to the
License Agreement. Any reproduction or redistribution of the
Software not in accordance with the License Agreement is
expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil
and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the
maximum extent possible.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING
OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR
LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS
EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, UNLESS SUCH REPRODUCTION OR
REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THE LICENSE
AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING SUCH SOFTWARE.
THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL,
ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. EXCEPT
AS WARRANTED IN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT, INVENTEERING
CORPORATION HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS
WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR
STATUTORY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, INVENTEERING MAY
MAKE AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE SERVICES OR IN ITS SOFTWARE
PRODUCTS, TOOLS AND UTILITIES FOR USE AND/OR DOWNLOAD.
INVENTEERING DOES NOT MAKE ANY ASSURANCES WITH REGARD TO THE
ACCURACY OF THE RESULTS OR OUTPUT THAT DERIVES FROM SUCH USE
OF ANY SUCH TOOLS AND UTILITIES. PLEASE RESPECT THE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OTHERS WHEN USING THE TOOLS
AND UTILITIES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICES OR IN
INVENTEERING SOFTWARE PRODUCTS.
RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND. Any Software
which is downloaded from the Services for or on behalf of
the United States of America, its agencies and/or
instrumentalities ("U.S. Government"), is provided with
Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the
U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in
subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and
Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or
subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer
Software - Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as
applicable. Manufacturer is Inventeering, Inc., 3943 Riviera
Dr. Suite A, San Diego, PA 92109-5883.
NOTICE SPECIFIC TO DOCUMENTS
AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE
Permission to use Documents (such as
white papers, press releases, datasheets and FAQs) from the
Services is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright
notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright
notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such
Documents from the Services is for informational and
non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied
or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media,
and (3) no modifications of any Documents are made.
Accredited educational institutions, such as K-12,
universities, private/public colleges, and state community
colleges, may download and reproduce the Documents for
distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the
classroom requires express written permission. Use for any
other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result
in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be
prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
Documents specified above do not include
the design or layout of the Inventeering.com Web site or any
other Inventeering owned, operated, licensed or controlled
site. Elements of Inventeering Web sites are protected by
trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws
and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No
logo, graphic, sound or image from any Inventeering Web site
may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by
INVENTEERING AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE
SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED
GRAPHICS PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE.
ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS"
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. INVENTEERING AND/OR ITS
RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER
EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
INVENTEERING AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY
DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR
PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR
OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH
THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THE
THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS
PUBLISHED ON THE SERVICES COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL
INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE
PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. INVENTEERING
AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR
CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED
HEREIN AT ANY TIME.
NOTICES REGARDING SOFTWARE,
DOCUMENTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE
IN NO EVENT SHALL INVENTEERING AND/OR ITS
RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING
FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF
CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT
OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF SOFTWARE,
DOCUMENTS, PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR
INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THE SERVICES.
MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND
If any of the Services requires you to
open an account, you must complete the registration process
by providing us with current, complete and accurate
information as prompted by the applicable registration form.
You also will choose a password and a user name. You are
entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of
your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely
responsible for any and all activities that occur under your
account. You agree to notify Inventeering immediately of any
unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of
security. Inventeering will not be liable for any loss that
you may incur as a result of someone else using your
password or account, either with or without your knowledge.
However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by
Inventeering or another party due to someone else using your
account or password. You may not use anyone else's account
at any time, without the permission of the account holder.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the
Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that
is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and
notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that
could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any
Inventeering server, or the network(s) connected to any
Inventeering server, or interfere with any other party's use
and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain
unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts,
computer systems or networks connected to any Inventeering
server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password
mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to
obtain any materials or information through any means not
intentionally made available through the Services.
USE OF SERVICES
The Services may contain e-mail services,
bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums,
communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums,
file cabinets and/or other message or communication
facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others
(each a "Communication Service" and collectively
"Communication Services"). You agree to use the
Communication Services only to post, send and receive
messages and material that are proper and, when applicable,
related to the particular Communication Service. By way of
example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using
the Communication Services, you will not:
Use the Communication Services in
connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes,
chain letters, junk email, spamming or any
duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk,
threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such
as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Publish, post, upload, distribute
or disseminate any inappropriate, profane,
defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic,
name, material or information.
Upload, or otherwise make
available, files that contain images, photographs,
software or other material protected by intellectual
property laws, including, by way of example, and not
as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by
rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or
control the rights thereto or have received all
necessary consent to do the same.
Use any material or information,
including images or photographs, which are made
available through the Services in any manner that
infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade
secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
Upload files that contain
viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs,
cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar
software or programs that may damage the operation
of another's computer or property of another.
Advertise or offer to sell or buy
any goods or services for any business purpose,
unless such Communication Services specifically
allows such messages.
Download any file posted by
another user of a Communication Service that you
know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally
reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed
in such manner.
Falsify or delete any copyright
management information, such as author attributions,
legal or other proper notices or proprietary
designations or labels of the origin or source of
software or other material contained in a file that
Restrict or inhibit any other
user from using and enjoying the Communication
Violate any code of conduct or
other guidelines which may be applicable for any
particular Communication Service.
Harvest or otherwise collect
information about others, including e-mail
Violate any applicable laws or
Create a false identity for the
purpose of misleading others.
Use, download or otherwise copy,
or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or
entity any directory of users of the Services or
other user or usage information or any portion
Inventeering has no obligation to monitor
the Communication Services. However, Inventeering reserves
the right to review materials posted to the Communication
Services and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.
Inventeering reserves the right to terminate your access to
any or all of the Communication Services at any time,
without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Inventeering reserves the right at all
times to disclose any information as Inventeering deems
necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal
process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post
or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in
part, in Inventeering's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any
personally identifiable information about yourself or your
children in any Communication Services. Inventeering does
not control or endorse the content, messages or information
found in any Communication Services and, therefore,
Inventeering specifically disclaims any liability with
regard to the Communication Services and any actions
resulting from your participation in any Communication
Services. Managers and hosts are not authorized Inventeering
spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect
those of Inventeering.
Materials uploaded to the Communication
Services may be subject to posted limitations on usage,
reproduction and/or dissemination; you are responsible for
adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO
INVENTEERING OR POSTED AT ANY INVENTEERING WEB SITE
Inventeering does not claim ownership of
the materials you provide to Inventeering (including
feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit
to any Services or its associated services for review by the
general public, or by the members of any public or private
community, (each a "Submission" and collectively
"Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting,
providing or submitting ("Posting") your Submission you are
granting Inventeering, its affiliated companies and
necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in
connection with the operation of their Internet businesses
(including, without limitation, all Inventeering Services),
including, without limitation, the license rights to: copy,
distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform,
reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; to
publish your name in connection with your Submission; and
the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the
No compensation will be paid with respect
to the use of your Submission, as provided herein.
Inventeering is under no obligation to post or use any
Submission you may provide and Inventeering may remove any
Submission at any time in its sole discretion.
By Posting a Submission you warrant and
represent that you own or otherwise control all of the
including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for
you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the
In addition to the warranty and
representation set forth above, by Posting a Submission that
contain images, photographs, pictures or that are otherwise
graphical in whole or in part ("Images"), you warrant and
represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such
Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has
granted you permission to use such Images or any content
and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the
manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted by
necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in
such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the
of example, and not as a limitation, the distribution,
public display and reproduction of such Images. By Posting
Images, you are granting (a) to all members of your private
community (for each such Images available to members of such
private community), and/or (b) to the general public (for
each such Images available anywhere on the Services, other
than a private community), permission to use your Images in
of any of the Services, (including, by way of example, and
not as a limitation, making prints and gift items which
include such Images), and including, without limitation, a
non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free license to: copy,
distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform,
reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Images without
having your name attached to such Images, and the right to
sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services. The
licenses granted in the preceding sentences for a Images
will terminate at the time you completely remove such Images
from the Services, provided that, such termination shall not
affect any licenses granted in connection with such Images
prior to the time you completely remove such Images. No
compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your
NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING
CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code,
Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright
infringement should be sent to Service Provider's Designated
Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE
WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.
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CONTROL OF INVENTEERING AND INVENTEERING IS NOT RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN
A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES.
INVENTEERING IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBCASTING OR ANY OTHER
FORM OF TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM ANY LINKED SITE.
INVENTEERING IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A
CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY
ENDORSEMENT BY INVENTEERING OF THE SITE.
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NOT ACCEPT OR CONSIDER UNSOLICITED IDEAS, INCLUDING IDEAS
FOR NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS, NEW PROMOTIONS, NEW PRODUCTS
OR TECHNOLOGIES, PROCESSES, MATERIALS, MARKETING PLANS OR
NEW PRODUCT NAMES. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL CREATIVE
ARTWORK, SAMPLES, DEMOS, OR OTHER WORKS. THE SOLE PURPOSE OF
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DISPUTES WHEN INVENTEERING'S PRODUCTS OR MARKETING
STRATEGIES MIGHT SEEM SIMILAR TO IDEAS SUBMITTED TO
INVENTEERING. SO, PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR UNSOLICITED IDEAS
TO INVENTEERING OR ANYONE AT INVENTEERING. IF, DESPITE OUR
REQUEST THAT YOU NOT SEND US YOUR IDEAS AND MATERIALS, YOU
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NO ASSURANCES THAT YOUR IDEAS AND MATERIALS WILL BE TREATED
AS CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE & FAQ
© 2009 Inventeering Inc.. All rights
The following is provided for
informational purposes only and should not be construed as
legal advice. If you need legal advice, contact a lawyer.
Copyright law protects original works,
such as websites, books, music, paintings, photos and video.
A work is “original” if it contains some elements you
created and did not borrow from others. Typically, when you
create an original work, you own the copyright. As the
copyright owner, you can control how others use your work.
For example, if you write a movie script, you have the right
to, and can prevent others from, copying your script,
sharing it with others (“distributing it”), making a movie
or book from your script (a “derivative work”), or publicly
performing your script as a play or movie. You also have the
ability to sell or give away these rights. In other words,
you could sell the right to make a movie based on your
script to a movie studio.
If you use someone else’s copyrighted
materials without permission, that use generally violates
the copyright owner's exclusive rights, and is copyright
infringement. So if you create a new work and include parts
of other people’s works in it (such as an existing photo,
lengthy quotes from a book or a loop from a song), you must
own or have permission to use the elements you borrow. For
example, if your script is based on an existing popular
series, you should obtain permission to use the elements you
borrow from the series.
Copyright law is different from the law
of personal property. If you buy a physical object, such as
a movie on DVD, you own the physical object. You do not,
however, obtain ownership of the “copyrights” (the rights to
make copies, distribute, make derivatives and publicly
perform or display) in the content of the movie. The fact
that you have obtained physical possession of a DVD does not
automatically grant you the right to copy or share it.
If you make your own movie, it may
include many copyrighted works in it. So, if you decide to
make a movie based on your script, you must either create
all elements of it on your own, or have permission to use
the elements you borrow. Especially keep in mind that photos
or artwork hanging on the walls of your sets and music on
the soundtrack (even if you own the CD or MP3) may be
copyrighted. You should not include copyrighted works such
as these in your movie without authorization.
A few other things to keep in mind are:
Just because a work does not
include a copyright notice (e.g., © 2009
Inventeering Inc.) does not mean the work is in the
public domain. Copyright notices are generally not
required for works to be protected by copyright.
Just because a work is easily
available on the internet or elsewhere does not mean
such as Creative Commons, that explain how works you
find on the Internet may be used.
Isn't it in the public domain?
Just because a work is freely available,
does not mean it is in the “public domain.” Copyright is for
limited term; it does not last forever. In the copyright
context, “public domain” means the copyright term has
expired. Once a work is in the public domain, it may be
freely used without permission from the copyright owner.
Determining the term of copyright can be
complex, particularly because copyright laws vary from
country to country. Also, even if the copyright on a work
has expired, you should be careful about how you use a
public domain work. For example, a book may be in the public
domain, but it might not be ok to scan the book cover to
cover and post it on the internet. This is because the
particular version of the book may contain new copyrightable
material that is not in the public domain, such as cover art
What about fair use?
In limited situations, you can use
copyrighted works without permission from the copyright
holder. It can be difficult to figure out whether use of
copyrighted works without permission is legal, though,
because the laws in this area are often vague and vary from
country to country.
The copyright law in the United States
has a doctrine called “fair use”. Fair use provides a
defense to copyright infringement in some circumstances. For
example, fair use allows documentary filmmakers to use very
short clips of copyrighted movies, music and news footage
without permission from the copyright owner. Fair use is a
difficult concept because determining whether something is a
fair use involves weighing four factors. Unfortunately,
weighing the fair use factors rarely results in a clear-cut
Rather than applying a fair use test,
many other countries have specific exceptions to copyright
infringement. The number and type of exceptions vary by
country, but they frequently allow copyrighted materials to
be used without permission from the copyright holder for
activities such as nonprofit research, teaching, news
reporting, or private study.
If you incorrectly decide that something
is a fair use or falls into an exception to copyright
infringement, you could be held criminally and civilly
liable and have to pay damages. We suggest you talk to a
lawyer if you have questions regarding fair uses of
What happens if you upload copyrighted
materials to one of our websites without permission?
By law, we are required to take down
videos, music, photographs or other content you upload onto
a website hosted by Inventeering if we learn that it
infringes someone else’s copyright. If you believe that we
have mistakenly taken down content you uploaded that you own
or have permission to upload, you can also let us know that.
Finally, if you upload infringing content repeatedly, we
will terminate your account and you could face criminal and
civil penalties. So please, respect other people’s
What if my stuff is on a Inventeering
website without my permission?
If you believe that anything on a website
hosted by Inventeering infringes your copyright, let us
know. Just provide us with the information requested
and we will see that your copyrighted works are taken down.
I want to share my content, but...
Many of our websites and services allow
you to share content you create, such as video, music and
photographs. Though there is no way for us to ensure that
your content will not be misused when you share it online,
you may consider making it available under a Creative
Creative Commons licenses are a simple
way for you to let people know what uses they can make of
your creative works and under what conditions. Creative
Commons licenses are customizable based on your preferences
and are automatically generated through the use of an online
form. The form includes questions such as whether your work
may be used only for non-commercial purposes and whether the
work may be modified. As such, a variety of licenses are
possible. For example, an “attribution only” license allows
others to make any use of your work as long as they indicate
that you are the copyright holder.
Creative Commons is continually
developing new licenses tailored to needs identified by
creative people like you. To learn more about Creative
Commons, or to prepare a Creative Commons license, visit
their website (http://creativecommons.org/).
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