Legal Notices

We, the Operators of this Website, provide it as a public service to our users.

Please carefully review the following basic rules that govern your
use of the Website. Please note that your use of the Website constitutes
your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and
Conditions of Use. If you (the “User”) do not agree to them, do not use
the Website, provide any materials to the Website or download any
materials from them.

The Operators reserve the right to update or modify these Terms and
Conditions at any time without prior notice to User. Your use of the
Website following any such change constitutes your unconditional
agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions as
changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms and
Conditions of Use whenever you use the Website.

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to the use of the Website and
do not extend to any linked third party sites. These Terms and
Conditions and our Privacy Policy,
which are hereby incorporated by reference, contain the entire
agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and the Operators with respect
to the Website. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Permitted and Prohibited Uses

You may use the the Website for the sole purpose of sharing and
exchanging ideas with other Users. You may not use the the Website to
violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law,
including without limitation any applicable laws relating to antitrust
or other illegal trade or business practices, federal and state
securities laws, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities
exchange, and any U.S. laws, rules, and regulations governing the export
and re-export of commodities or technical data.

You may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or
misappropriates any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade
secret, or disclose via the the Website any information the disclosure
of which would constitute a violation of any confidentiality obligations
you may have.

You may not upload any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other forms
of harmful computer code, nor subject the Website’s network or servers
to unreasonable traffic loads, or otherwise engage in conduct deemed
disruptive to the ordinary operation of the Website.

You are strictly prohibited from communicating on or through the
Website any unlawful, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive,
libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful,
fraudulent, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise
objectionable material of any sort, including, but not limited to, any
material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal
offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any
applicable local, state, national, or international law.

You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using other Users’
personal information, including addresses, telephone numbers, fax
numbers, email addresses or other contact information that may appear on
the Website, for the purpose of creating or compiling marketing and/or
mailing lists and from sending other Users unsolicited marketing
materials, whether by facsimile, email, or other technological means.

You also are expressly prohibited from distributing Users’ personal
information to third-party parties for marketing purposes. The Operators
shall deem the compiling of marketing and mailing lists using Users’
personal information, the sending of unsolicited marketing materials to
Users, or the distribution of Users’ personal information to third
parties for marketing purposes as a material breach of these Terms and
Conditions of Use, and the Operators reserve the right to terminate or
suspend your access to and use of the Website and to suspend or revoke
your membership in the consortium without refund of any membership dues
paid.

The Operators note that unauthorized use of Users’ personal
information in connection with unsolicited marketing correspondence also
may constitute violations of various state and federal anti-spam
statutes. The Operators reserve the right to report the abuse of Users’
personal information to the appropriate law enforcement and government
authorities, and the Operators will fully cooperate with any authorities
investigating violations of these laws.

User Submissions

The Operators do not want to receive confidential or proprietary
information from you through the Website. Any material, information, or
other communication you transmit or post (“Contributions”) to the
Website will be considered non-confidential.

All contributions to this site are licensed by you under the MIT
License to anyone who wishes to use them, including the Operators.

If you work for a company or at a University, it’s likely that you’re
not the copyright holder of anything you make, even in your free time.
Before making contributions to this site, get written permission from
your employer.

User Discussion Lists and Forums

The Operators may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review any
areas on the Website where users transmit or post communications or
communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to user
forums and email lists, and the content of any such communications. The
Operators, however, will have no liability related to the content of any
such communications, whether or not arising under the laws of
copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The Operators may
edit or remove content on the the Website at their discretion at any
time.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

Information submitted to the Website is governed according to the Operators’s current Privacy Policy and the stated license of this website.

You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete
information when registering with the Website. It is your responsibility
to maintain and promptly update this account information to keep it
true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provides any information
that is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, or
we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is
fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, we reserve
the right to suspend or terminate your account without notice and to
refuse any and all current and future use of the Website.

Although sections of the Website may be viewed simply by visiting the
Website, in order to access some Content and/or additional features
offered at the Website, you may need to sign on as a guest or register
as a member. If you create an account on the Website, you may be asked
to supply your name, address, a User ID and password. You are
responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and
account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur in
connection with your password or account. You agree to immediately
notify us of any unauthorized use of either your password or account or
any other breach of security. You further agree that you will not permit
others, including those whose accounts have been terminated, to access
the Website using your account or User ID. You grant the Operators and
all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Website
the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your
information in connection with the operation of the Website and in the
provision of services to you. The Operators cannot and do not assume any
responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or
third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received
using website. To learn more about how we protect the privacy of the
personal information in your account, please visit our Privacy Policy.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Operators,
agents, vendors or suppliers from and against any and all claims,
damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees,
arising from or related to your use or misuse of the Website, including,
without limitation, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, the
infringement by you, or any other subscriber or user of your account, of
any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity.

Termination

These Terms and Conditions of Use are effective until terminated by
either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms and
Conditions, you must cease use of the Website. If you are dissatisfied
with the Website, their content, or any of these terms, conditions, and
policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the Website.
The Operators reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to
and use of the Website, or parts of the Website, without notice, if we
believe, in our sole discretion, that such use (i) is in violation of
any applicable law; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests,
including intellectual property or other rights, of another person or
entity; or (iii) where the Operators have reason to believe that you are
in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

THE WEBSITE AND ASSOCIATED MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND
“AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW,
THE OPERATORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENTOF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
THE OPERATORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE WILL
MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THE OPERATORS MAKE
ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED
FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE. THE OPERATORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR
WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE
WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON
THE WEBSITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OPERATORS OR ANY OF THEIR AGENTS, VENDORS OR
SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF
INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE
WEBSITE, EVEN IF THE OPERATORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES. THIS DISCLAIMER CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS
AGREEMENT. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE
ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE
OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND
RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR
COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION THAT RESULTS
FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF CONTENT. THE OPERATORS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY, BY THE INFORMATION OR IDEAS CONTAINED, SUGGESTED OR
REFERENCED IN OR APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE
WEBSITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER
ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE OPERATORS OR THROUGH THE
OPERATORS, THEIR EMPLOYEES, OR THIRD PARTIES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY
NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE THE
WEBSITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

LIABILITY LIMITATION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL OR
EQUITABLE THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT
LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL THE OPERATORS OR ANY OF THEIR AGENTS,
VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO USER OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY
NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO
USE THE THE WEBSITE OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE
TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR FOR ANY
INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA,
WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION,
EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE OPERATORS HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THE OPERATORS’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS IN
CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE WILL NOT EXCEED FIVE U.S. DOLLARS ($5.00).
USER AGREES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY
ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN AND THAT THE OPERATORS WOULD NOT
PROVIDE THE WEBSITE ABSENT SUCH LIMITATION.

General

The Website is hosted in the United States. The Operators make no
claims that the Content on the Website is appropriate or may be
downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not
be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the
Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and
are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. The
provisions of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale
of Goods will not apply to these Terms. A party may give notice to the
other party only in writing at that party’s principal place of business,
attention of that party’s principal legal officer, or at such other
address or by such other method as the party shall specify in writing.
Notice shall be deemed given upon personal delivery or facsimile, or, if
sent by certified mail with postage prepaid, 5 business days after the
date of mailing, or, if sent by international overnight courier with
postage prepaid, 7 business days after the date of mailing. If any
provision herein is held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions
will continue in full force without being affected in any way. Further,
the parties agree to replace such unenforceable provision with an
enforceable provision that most closely approximates the intent and
economic effect of the unenforceable provision. Section headings are for
reference purposes only and do not define, limit, construe or describe
the scope or extent of such section. The failure of the Operators to act
with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not
constitute a waiver and shall not limit the Operators’ rights with
respect to such breach or any subsequent breaches. Any action or
proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or User’s use of
the Website must be brought in the courts of Belgium, and you consent to
the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause
of action you may have with respect to your use of the Website must be
commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.
These Terms set forth the entire understanding and agreement of the
parties, and supersedes any and all oral or written agreements or
understandings between the parties, as to their subject matter. The
waiver of a breach of any provision of this Agreement shall not be
construed as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.

Links to Other Materials

The Website may contain links to sites owned or operated by
independent third parties. These links are provided for your convenience
and reference only. We do not control such sites and, therefore, we are
not responsible for any content posted on these sites. The fact that
the Operators offer such links should not be construed in any way as an
endorsement, authorization, or sponsorship of that site, its content or
the companies or products referenced therein, and the Operators reserve
the right to note its lack of affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement
on the Website. If you decide to access any of the third party sites
linked to by the Website, you do this entirely at your own risk. Because
some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to
sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or
offensive, the Operators cannot be held responsible for the accuracy,
copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in
third party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us
with respect to such sites.

Notification Of Possible Copyright Infringement

In the event you believe that material or content published on the
Website may infringe on your copyright or that of another, please contact us.

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