Last Updated: April 13, 2023
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You expressly agree that you will not use this Website or any other internet services provided by UIA for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. Any unauthorized commercial use of this Website, UIA’s servers or internet infrastructure is expressly prohibited. You will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Website as determined by UIA in its sole discretion.
Ownership of Intellectual Property/Restrictions on Use
All software, designs, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork, graphic material, data and other copyrightable elements, and the selection and arrangements thereof, and all trademarks, service marks, trade dress and trade names which are part of or displayed through this Website (the “Materials”) are the property of UIA or of third parties who have authorized UIA to use the Materials and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on this Website are the Trademarks of UIA or of third parties who have authorized UIA to use the Trademarks. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this Website, or any other content on this Website, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited. Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Website without the written permission of UIA or such third party that may own the Trademark.
Product Concepts & Unsolicited Submissions
UIA does not accept or review product ideas, concepts, proposals or other submissions (each, an “Invention”). You should not submit any Invention to UIA. If, despite this advisory, you submit an Invention to UIA by any means whatsoever, then (a) UIA will have no obligation of confidentiality to you or with respect to your Invention; and (b) you hereby grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to UIA a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully transferable and sublicenseable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute your Invention in any form, medium, or technology (now known or hereafter developed or devised) throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called “moral rights” and other rights recognized throughout the world (including without limitation, the European Economic Community) in your Invention have been waived and that UIA has the unrestricted right to modify, edit, alter and change your Invention without your or any other person’s consent. There is no contract, implied or otherwise, that UIA will compensate you for the use of your Invention and, pursuant to the foregoing, UIA will not compensate you for any such use.
Disclaimers/Limitation of Liability
THIS WEBSITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, UIA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. UIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. UIA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT WITH REGARD TO THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIAL RESTS WITH YOU. YOU, NOT UIA, ASSUME THE COMPLETE 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.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY AND/OR DISCONTINUE THIS WEBSITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
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WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL UIA, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, ADVISORS, AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.
Security of Information
We have put physical, electronic and managerial procedures into place in order to help safeguard and prevent unauthorized access, use and/or disclosure of your personally identifiable information. Although we use reasonable efforts to safeguard the security of your personally identifiable information, transmissions made on or through the internet and personally identifiable information stored on our servers or the servers of third parties that we use are vulnerable to attack and cannot be guaranteed to be secure. In addition, submissions made via email are not protected by encryption and are vulnerable to interception during transmission. We disclaim responsibility for all negligent acts that may result in the unauthorized use and/or disclosure of your personal information.
Ads and Malware
We take great care and pride in creating this Website. We are always on the lookout for technical glitches that effect how the Website works. When we find them on our end, we will fix them. Unfortunately, your home computer may cause some glitches that effect how you see our Website and that is beyond our control. If you experience any unusual behavior, content or ads on the Website, it may be the result of Malware on your computer. Malware includes computer viruses, key loggers, malicious active content, rogue programs and dialers, among others. While we continuously work closely with our partners to ensure that everything on the Website is working properly, sometimes Malware programs on your personal computer may interfere with your experience on our Website and on other sites that you visit. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the effects of any third-party software including Malware on your computer system.
Denial of Access
If you use this Website from other locations you are responsible for compliance with local laws and regulations.
Modification of Terms
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and UIA with respect to this Website and related services and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous terms or conditions, oral or written, between user and UIA. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Any cause of action arising out of or related to this Website or its service must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.