INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The materials provided on the ARCOM Site, including but not limited to information, documents, articles, images, trademarks, trade names, photos, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, digital downloads, software, video clips, sound clips and data compilations (“ARCOM Site Content”) are provided either by ARCOM or by its licensors or service providers and may be copyrighted or protected by other laws governing intellectual property or proprietary rights. ARCOM grants you a non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to view and use the ARCOM Site, the ARCOM Site Content and those services offered via the ARCOM Site for the purposes set forth herein.
Permission from ARCOM must be obtained before any the ARCOM Site Content or any services offered through the ARCOM Site are copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means. Any permitted reproduction, distribution or other use of such information must be accompanied by the following notice: “© 2010 by Architectural Computer Services, Inc. Reprinted with permission from Architectural Computer Services, Inc. (DATE).” For our records, we request that you provide us with a copy of the material in which our information is used.
Links to The ARCOM Site. ARCOM welcomes links to the ARCOM Site. You are free to establish a hypertext link to the home page of the ARCOM Site so long as (a) the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by ARCOM; and (b) you do not link to any page within the ARCOM Site beyond the home page or first page without first obtaining ARCOM’s prior written consent.
No Framing. Without ARCOM’s prior written permission, you may not frame or in-line link any of the ARCOM Site Content or any services offered through the ARCOM Site, or incorporate into any other website or other service any of the intellectual property of the ARCOM Site, ARCOM, its licensors or its service providers.
Notice and Takedown Request
ARCOM respects others’ intellectual property rights; however, the ARCOM Site contains information that may be provided by or obtained from third-party sources. If you believe that your copyrighted material is being infringed by anything on the ARCOM Site, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by providing a writing statement to ARCOM’s Copyright Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org (via electronic mail) or C. Erik Gustafson, Attorney at Law, LeClair Ryan, 2318 Mill Road, Suite 1100, Alexandria, VA 22314 (via certified or registered mail), which notification must include: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that allegedly has been infringed; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the web page address of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work; (3) a description or location of the material on the ARCOM Site that you claim is infringing; (4) information we can use to contact you, including your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (5) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the allegedly infringing material is without the authorization of the copyright owner, its agent, or applicable law; and (6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that your are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If you believe that any content that you previously submitted to the ARCOM Site that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to applicable law, to post and use the content at issue, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to ARCOM’s Copyright Agent at the physical and/or e-mail address set forth above, which counter-notice must include: (1) your physical or electronic signature; (2) identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location within the ARCOM Site at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled; (3) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and (4) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in which your address is located, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement. If a counter-notice is received by ARCOM’s Copyright Agent, ARCOM may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that ARCOM may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at ARCOM’s sole discretion.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
Without limiting the foregoing, while using the ARCOM Site, you may not:
- restrict or inhibit any other user from using or viewing the ARCOM Site;
- use the ARCOM Site for the benefit of any third party;
- disassemble, decode, decompile or otherwise reverse engineer the ARCOM Site or any services or software offered through the ARCOM Site;
- use any data mining, robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the ARCOM Site, any services offered through the ARCOM Site or the ARCOM Site Content for any purpose without our express written permission; however, this provision shall not apply to the indexing or updating of search engines;
- take any action that would impede or interfere with the operation of the ARCOM Site, any services offered through the ARCOM Site or the ARCOM Site Content;
- transmit to the ARCOM Site any information or software that contains a virus, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component;
- upload, post, e-mail or transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, disparaging, defamatory, libelous or obscene;
- impersonate any person or entity, attempt to hide the origin of any information you submit to the ARCOM Site or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with another entity;
- upload, post, email or transmit any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any party;
- upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation, without our express written approval;
- instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person;
- collect, publish or store personal data about other visitors;
- obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the ARCOM Site; or
- Circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the ARCOM Site, including without limitations, any features that limit access to or enforce privacy settings applicable to the profiles of the ARCOM Site users.
INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY YOU
Any party posting information represents that he or she is the sole owner of all rights in such materials, including copyrights, or otherwise has all necessary rights to use and license the use of such materials. The posting party agrees that ARCOM may use in any manner and without limitation all such posted materials, that all such materials will become a part of ARCOM database, and ARCOM will own all content that it creates based upon or incorporating such material. By submitting any materials (including, but not limited to, any text, photos, video or other content) to the ARCOM Site including, without limitation, by making blog or forum posts, submitting comments or otherwise using any other feature of the ARCOM Site that permits users to post information or content, you grant ARCOM and anyone authorized by ARCOM a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unlimited, worldwide, transferable, non-exclusive and unrestricted license to use, reproduce, modify, archive, publish, sell, exploit, display, create derivative works from, publicly perform, and otherwise distribute such material in any medium (whether now known or hereafter developed), in any manner and for any purpose that ARCOM chooses. The foregoing grant includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in materials you submit to the ARCOM Site, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark or patent laws that exist throughout the world. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you agree that we may use, distribute, share or otherwise provide such material under any terms that ARCOM determines are appropriate to any third party without the requirement of providing you any form of compensation. You also agree that ARCOM may identify you as the author of any of your postings by name, email address or user name. ARCOM also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, (but assumes no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that come to ARCOM’s attention that ARCOM considers unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the ARCOM Site, including content submitted by you, may involve transmissions over various networks, and may involve changes to the content to conform and adapt it to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
Further, ARCOM cannot and does not review every posting made in the ARCOM blog or forum (including comments to blog or forum postings) or other forums and areas available for public postings within the ARCOM Site. These postings include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than ARCOM. ARCOM does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user or from a member of the ARCOM staff.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ARCOM DISCLAIMS ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AS WELL AS ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL ARCOM, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, PARTNERS OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, AND SUBSIDIARIES BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, RELIANCE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR DATA ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM THE ARCOM SITE OR THE ARCOM SITE CONTENT, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSES OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. YOU AGREE THAT ARCOM’S LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE ARCOM SITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED $100.00.
SPECIAL JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
GOVERNING LAW; LOCATION OF LAWSUITS
MODIFICATIONS TO THE ARCOM SITE
ARCOM reserves the right, for any reason and without notice, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, suspend, remove, discontinue or terminate access, in whole or in part, to the ARCOM Site or any aspects of the ARCOM Site at any time. ARCOM further reserves the right to impose registration, password and other securities precautions on access to certain portions of the ARCOM Site at any time.