CONDITIONS OF USE
The Collaboratory, Marketing Design and Technology, Inc. ("The Collaboratory") maintains this Site for your information, education, and communication. And, quite selfishly, to make us look good. Please feel free to browse the Site...and tell your friends and colleagues. However, your access and use of the Site is subject to the following restrictions, terms and conditions and all applicable laws. Hey, we couldn't sleep very well at night if we didn't protect our clients' interests. And, besides that, the legal folks say we have to say all this stuff. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept these conditions, without limitation or qualification, and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and The Collaboratory are superseded and of no force or effect.
You may download and distribute materials displayed on the Site provided that you do not alter, modify or receive consideration for the materials in any manner, and that you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. We can discuss recognition of the source when you ask permission to download and distribute our content-which, by the way, we strongly encourage.
You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used without our expressed written permission. The Collaboratory neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on this Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with The Collaboratory.
NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT
All information, written, coded and contained at and displayed, viewed or downloaded from the Internet sites which are operated by The Collaboratory, Marketing Design and Technology, Inc, (referred to throughout the balance of this document as The Collaboratory) identified by the URL www.thecollaboratory.com or www.collinc.com including all meta tags, subdirectories and the documents contained within, is and shall remain copyrighted by The Collaboratory, and/or various other companies including, but not limited to, any client of The Collaboratory. Any art or other material placed on this site owned by another entity (other than The Collaboratory) is placed here with the full knowledge and permission of the copyright owner, and The Collaboratory makes no claim of ownership or control of such artwork or programming code. You may only access and use the Materials presented on these sites for personal purposes. You may not modify or use the Materials for any other purpose without The Collaboratory express written consent. You may not reproduce, republish, post, transmit or distribute any Materials on The Collaboratory Website. The images reproduced on these pages are intended to be viewed as samples of the services offered by The Collaboratory only. All the Art represented on these pages retains the copyright of The Collaboratory, and/or their respective owners, who also reserve all rights. Federal Copyright law prohibits any unauthorized reproduction, by any means, and imposes fines for such unauthorized use of up to $25,000 for each violation.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
No material from www.thecollaboratory.com or any Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by The Collaboratory, or any of its related, affiliated or subsidiary companies (collectively, "The Collaboratory"), may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written permission of The Collaboratory, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of The Collaboratory's copyright and other proprietary rights. In the event you download software from the site, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the "Software") are licensed to you by The Collaboratory. The Collaboratory does not transfer title to the Software to you. You own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but The Collaboratory retains full and complete title to the Software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form.
All comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts or other information disclosed or offered to The Collaboratory by and at this site or in response to solicitations in this site or other The Collaboratory sites (collectively, the "Comments") shall be deemed and shall remain the property of The Collaboratory. None of the Comments shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of The Collaboratory and The Collaboratory shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Comments. Without limitation of the foregoing, The Collaboratory shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Comments of every kind and nature throughout, but not limited to, the entire universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Comments for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Comments.
USE OF E-MAIL SUBSYSTEMS
The use of e-mail through The Collaboratory online systems shall be limited to direct inquiries to The Collaboratory or The Collaboratory staff by interested people with questions directly related to services that are provided by The Collaboratory and other related inquiries. Any use of the site for transmittal of unsolicited commercial endeavors is strictly prohibited. Any such use involves the mis-use of private computing systems, and shall result in billing to the sender of at least $100.00 (one hundred dollars) per occurrence.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in the site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting services available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. This site is controlled and operated by The Collaboratory from its offices within the State of Michigan, United States of America. The Collaboratory makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or reexported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
SITES THE COLLABORATORY WEBSITE MAY LINK TO
The sites linked from The Collaboratory Website are not under The Collaboratory's control, and The Collaboratory does not assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at such linked sites. The Collaboratory does not intend links on The Collaboratory website to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities, and are provided for convenience only.
This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all of The Collaboratory site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise. This agreement will terminate immediately without notice from The Collaboratory if in The Collaboratory's sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other The Collaboratory site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise.
THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE COLLABORATORY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE COLLABORATORY 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 THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE COLLABORATORY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT THE COLLABORATORY) 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 The Collaboratory be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if The Collaboratory or a The Collaboratory 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 The Collaboratory's 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.
Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Notices
All work created by The Collaboratory, Marketing Design and Technology, Inc. and contained on the www.thecollaboratory.com web site is copyrighted by The Collaboratory, Marketing Design and Technology, Inc. © 2001, all rights are reserved.
ASSIST is a registered trademark and service mark of The Collaboratory, Marketing Design and Technology, Inc. and is the subject of other trademark and service mark applications pending before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
All of the trademarks and logos that appear throughout www.thecollaboratory.com belong to their respective owners and are protected by U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. Any use of any of the marks or logos appearing on www.thecollaboratory.com without the express written consent of the owner of the mark, as appropriate, is strictly prohibited.
This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.