Our rules for SearchBlox users.
Searchblox reserves the right to change, update, add or remove provisions of these terms, at any time by posting the updated terms on the site, along with a notice of the effective date of the updated terms. By using this site after SearchBlox has updated the terms, you are agreeing to all of the updated terms. If you do not agree with any of the updated terms, your only recourse will be to stop using the site.
Effective: April 1, 2015
By using the Site, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older, or if you are between the ages of 13 and 18, that you are using the Site with the permission of your parent or legal guardian, or that you are an emancipated minor between the ages of 13 and 18. If you are a parent or legal guardian who is registering for a child, you hereby agree to bind your child to the Agreement and to fully indemnify and hold harmless SearchBlox if your child breaches or disaffirms any term or condition of the Agreement. If you are using this Site on behalf of an entity, you represent that you are authorized to legally bind such entity to the Agreement. If SearchBlox believes that you do not meet any of these requirements SearchBlox may immediately terminate your use of the Site. If you are under the age of 13 years old, you may not use the Site.
SearchBlox Content. Except as may be otherwise noted, the information, materials (including, without limitation, HTML, text, audio, video, white papers, press releases, data sheets, product descriptions, software and FAQs and other content) available on or from the Site (collectively, “SearchBlox Content”) are the copyrighted works of SearchBlox and its licensors, and SearchBlox and its licensors expressly retain all right, title and interest in and to the SearchBlox Content, including and without limitation, all intellectual property rights therein and thereto. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, any use of the SearchBlox Content may violate copyright and/or other applicable laws.
Third Party Content
Limited Site Content License
SearchBlox grants you the limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to use the Site and the associated SearchBlox Content and Third Party Content (collectively, “Site Content”) by displaying the Site Content on your computer, and downloading and printing pages from the Site under the condition that (i) such activity is solely for your personal, education or other non-commercial use, or for your internal business purposes, (ii) you do not modify or prepare derivative works from the Site Content, (iii) you do not obscure, alter or remove any notice of copyright set forth on any pages of the Site or Site Content, (iv) you do not otherwise reproduce, re-distribute or publicly display any of the Site Content and (v) you do not copy any Site Content to any other media or other storage format.
To the extent that the Site contains SearchBlox Content or Third Party Content that is software available for download (“Software”), such Software is subject to, and your use of such Software is governed by, an applicable license agreement (each a “License Agreement”) accompanying, provided with, linked to or embedded in, such Software. You may not use any Software unless you first read and agree to all of the terms and conditions of the applicable License Agreement. ANY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT, OR TO THE EXTENT NOT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, SEARCHBLOX EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
All trademarks, service marks and logos included on the Site (“Marks”) are the property of SearchBlox or third parties, and you may not use such Marks without the express, prior written consent of SearchBlox or the applicable third party.
SearchBlox may, but is not obligated to, monitor Site Content, User Content and your use of the Site. SearchBlox reserves the right to accept, reject or modify any Site Content or User Content, but assumes no liability based on its acceptance, rejection, modification or failure to modify any Site Content or User Content.
Infringement and DMCA
SearchBlox respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. SearchBlox may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate access to this Site for users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work is the subject of copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement and appears on our Site, please provide SearchBlox’s designated agent the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted and/or trademarked work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled at the Site, and information reasonably sufficient to permit SearchBlox to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit SearchBlox to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright and/or trademark owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- SearchBlox’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement on this Site can be reached at: email@example.com.
Please also note that for copyright infringements under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
We will notify you that we have removed or disabled access to copyright-protected material that you provided, if such removal is pursuant to a valid DMCA take-down notice that we have received. If you receive such a notice from us, you may provide us with a counter-notification in writing to the SearchBlox designated agent that includes all of the following information:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement from you under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which SearchBlox may be located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.
- SearchBlox reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the account or access of any user of the Site who is the subject or repeated DMCA or other infringement notifications.
General Use of the Website
Restrictions on User Content. In connection with your use of the Site, you agree not to submit any User Content which (i) is unlawful, (ii) violates any right of publicity or invades the privacy of others, (iii) constitutes obscene, pornographic, indecent, profane or otherwise objectionable material, (iv) is discriminatory, hateful or bigoted toward, or abusive of, any group or individual, (v) is libelous or defamatory or (vi) violates any applicable law or government regulation.
You may not use the Site to post, transmit or link to: (i) any advertisement, promotional materials or solicitation related to any product or service that is competitive with SearchBlox products or services; (ii) software or programs which contain any harmful code, including, but not limited to, viruses, worms, time bombs or Trojan horses; (iii) content that defames, abuses, harasses, stalks, threatens, or otherwise violates the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; (iv) content that includes racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive language; (v) content that discusses or incites illegal activity; or (vi) content that includes explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images (actual or simulated). In addition, you may not: (a) deploy to the Site any robot, spider, scraper, website search/retrieval application, or other application designed to retrieve, index, “data mine,” information from the Site; (b) use the Site to disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, ‘junk mail’, ‘spam’, ‘chain letters’, ‘pyramid schemes’, or any other form of such solicitation; (c) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (d) alter the opinions or comments posted by others on this Site; or (e) post anything on the Site that is contrary to our public image, goodwill or reputation.
This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive. SearchBlox reserves the right to (i) terminate access to your account and your ability to post to this Site (or use the Services) and (ii) refuse, delete or remove any content; with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that SearchBlox determines to be inappropriate or disruptive to this Site or to any other user of this Site. SearchBlox may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports it receives of such conduct. When legally required or at SearchBlox’s discretion, SearchBlox will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on the Site.
You agree to indemnify and hold SearchBlox and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs of defense) SearchBlox or any other indemnified party suffers in relation to or arising from any violation by you of these Terms, and/or any claim or demand from a third-party that your use of this Site or the use of this Site by any person using your user name and/or password (including without limitation, your participation in the posting areas or, your Submissions), violates any applicable law or regulation, or the patents, copyrights, trademark rights or other rights of any third-party.
You hereby represent and warrant that you understand and acknowledge that some Site Content may be subject to export, re-export and import restrictions under applicable law and that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of, any country to which the United States has embargoed goods.
Registered Use of the Site
Registered Users. A person who is eligible and desires to create an account may, upon consenting to the Agreement, submit an application to register in accordance with the procedures set forth by SearchBlox. SearchBlox reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny, restrict, suspend, discontinue, or terminate your account, with or without prior notice or explanation, for any or no reason, without any liability to you.
If you become a registered user of the Site in order to gain access to support or other limited access parts of the Site, you agree (i) that the information you provide to SearchBlox in connection with your registration will be current, complete and accurate, (ii) not to choose a user name that violates any law or the intellectual property rights of others, or is offensive; provided that SearchBlox reserves the right to reject the use of any user name for any reason or no reason, (iii) not to transfer, sell, convey or assign the right to use the Site to any third party without the prior written consent of SearchBlox and (iv) not to permit any third party to use your user name and password to access the Site.
Accounts and Passwords
You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account. You agree to notify SearchBlox immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by SearchBlox or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your ID, password or account. You may not use anyone else’s ID, password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that ID, password or account. SearchBlox will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
By registering with the Site, you consent to receiving electronic communications from SearchBlox. These electronic communications are part of your relationship with SearchBlox. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
Links to Third-Party Sites
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Warranty Disclaimer. THE SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED STRICTLY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND SEARCHBLOX MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR THE SITE CONTENT ARE COMPLETE, SUITABLE FOR YOUR PURPOSE, OR ACCURATE. ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS, SEARCHBLOX HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHER WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFIRNGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO RESULTS OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE SITE CONTENT RESTS WITH YOU. SEARCHBLOX MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THE SITE AND/OR THE SITE CONTENT WILL BE ERROR FREE OR SECURE.
Limitation of Liability. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT SEARCHBLOX SHALL NOT BE LIABILE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED TO YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR STATUTORY DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OR PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, OR ANY COST OF COVER OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, EVEN IF SEARCHBLOX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY UNDER WHICH DAMAGES ARE SOUGHT, WHETHER IN BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE. The foregoing limitations of liability do not limit the liability of SearchBlox arising from gross negligence or willful intent, to the extent such damages may not be excluded or limited under applicable law.
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express, written, consent of the copyright owner or an applicable license.
If you send or transmit any communications, comments, questions, suggestions, or related materials to SearchBlox, whether by letter, email, telephone, or otherwise (collectively, “Feedback”), suggesting or recommending changes to the Site, Site Content or any services offered through the Site, including, without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, all such Feedback is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby grant to SearchBlox a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, irrevocable, perpetual license, including the right to grant and authorize sublicenses, to use or incorporate into the Site and/or any products or services any and all Feedback. For the avoidance of doubt, SearchBlox shall be free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, importing, having imported, licensing, marketing, distributing, reproducing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback, and otherwise exploiting in any manner such Feedback. You understand and agree that SearchBlox is not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be governed by, and any arbitration hereunder shall apply, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A., excluding (a) its conflicts of laws principles and (b) the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or to a breach hereof,including its interpretation, performance or termination, shall be finally resolved by arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted by three (3) arbitrators, one to be appointed by Licensor, one to be appointed by You and a third being nominated by the two arbitrators so selected or, if they cannot agree on a third arbitrator, by the President of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). The arbitration shall be conducted in English and in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the AAA. The arbitration, including the rendering of the award, shall take place in Richmond, Virginia and shall be the exclusive forum for resolving such dispute, controversy or claim. The decision of the arbitrators shall be binding upon the parties hereto, and the expense of the arbitration (including without limitation the award of attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party) shall be paid as the arbitrators determine. The decision of the arbitrators shall be executory, and judgment thereon may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding anything contained in this paragraph to the contrary, Licensor shall have the right to institute judicial proceedings against You or anyone acting by, through or under You, in order to enforce Licensor’s rights hereunder through reformation of contract, specific performance, injunction or similar equitable relief.
SearchBlox prefers to advise you if we feel you are not complying with these Terms and to recommend any necessary corrective action. However, certain violations of these Terms, as determined by SearchBlox, may result in immediate termination of your access to this Site without prior notice to you. If any of these Terms is found to be inconsistent with applicable law, then such term shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified. SearchBlox’s failure to enforce any of these Terms is not a waiver of such terms. The Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between you and SearchBlox and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between you and SearchBlox about this Site. The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms.
If you have any questions about these Terms or otherwise need to contact SearchBlox for any reason, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.