Terms of Service
Terms of Service
NOOK DEVICE TERMS OF SERVICE
Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. The terms of service set out below govern your use of this NOOK Device (as defined below) and certain software contained within it (the "NOOK Device Terms of Service") and this is a legally binding agreement made by and between you and Nook Digital, LLC ("NOOK", "we", "our" or "us"). Other terms and conditions, policies and guidelines may also apply to you to govern your use of the NOOK Service (as defined below), depending upon how you use and/or access the NOOK Service, and the software provided with your NOOK Device licensed by third parties. For the purposes of these NOOK Device Terms of Service, "affiliate(s)" means any entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with NOOK.
Please read these NOOK Device Terms of Service carefully before using your NOOK Device. By using your NOOK Device or the NOOK Device Service, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these NOOK Device Terms of Service. If you do not agree to be bound by these NOOK Device Terms of Service, you should cease using this NOOK Device and the NOOK Device Service immediately.
In these NOOK Device Terms of Service you will find information and terms relating to:
- Section 1: DEFINITIONS
- Section 2: USING THE NOOK DEVICE
- Section 3: LICENSE TO USE THE NOOK DEVICE
- Section 4: TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION
- Section 5: DISCLAIMERS; EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
- Section 6: DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- Section 7: GENERAL
"Digital Content" means digital or electronic content or media which is available to you through the NOOK Store and which may be viewed on the NOOK App and NOOK Devices, including eBooks, digital magazines, digital newspapers, digital journals and other periodicals, software applications (including applications developed by NOOK or third parties), and other digital content as determined by us from time to time, but excluding Video Content.
"Interactive Community" means services we make available which may enable users to communicate with each other directly and post information and other material that will be visible to other users of the service, or which may otherwise permit users to interact with others howsoever.
"NOOK App(s)" means the NOOK software applications for mobile devices, computers or other electronic devices (including any updates or upgrades) that we make available to you.
"NOOK Device(s)" means your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK tablet device manufactured and supplied by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. or its affiliates.
"NOOK Library" means the online digital locker or library hosted in our cloud storage facility where your purchases of Digital Content and/or Video Content are stored and which you may access via the NOOK Website, the NOOK Store, NOOK Device and the NOOK App.
"NOOK Service" means collectively the NOOK App (and any services made available on or by means of the NOOK App), the NOOK Website, the NOOK Store, NOOK Devices and the NOOK Device Service.
"NOOK Store" means the NOOK Media store where you can browse and purchase Digital Content and/or Video Content for the NOOK App or NOOK Devices.
"NOOK Website(s)" means any NOOK website which you access from the country in which you are located.
"Sideloaded Content" means digital or electronic content that is not made available to you by us, but which can be accessed via the NOOK Device, for example ePub (non-DRM) and Adobe PDF files.
"Software" means the software, interfaces, content, fonts and data provided to you with your NOOK Device that are owned or licensed by NOOK Media, including enhancements and updates, but does not include software, interfaces, content, fonts or data licensed to you by third parties, including but not limited to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. or its affiliates.
"User Generated Content" means any information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds and other material which may be posted on or through the Interactive Community via the NOOK Device.
"Video Content" means digital versions of movies, television shows and other video content which, depending upon your location, may be made available to you through the NOOK Store and which may be viewed on certain versions of the NOOK App and certain supported NOOK Devices.
- USING THE NOOK DEVICE
(a) Your NOOK Device, the NOOK Device Service and Digital Content/Video Content. The NOOK Device is an electronic device that is designed to allow you to access and use Digital Content and/or Video Content. The NOOK Device may also be designed to connect wirelessly to the internet to enable you to browse, preview, search for, purchase and download Digital Content and/or Video Content from the NOOK Store; access the NOOK Website and other websites; interface with social networking sites; and access, use, and participate in other services, features, functions and promotions (each as may be amended or supplemented howsoever from time to time by NOOK Media)(all features described in this sentence, collectively, the "NOOK Device Service").
(b) Setting up your account. To use the NOOK Device Service, you must first open a NOOK account in accordance with our NOOK Store Terms of Service. Depending upon where you are and how you have access to our NOOK Store, you can open an account either by visiting a NOOK Website or in the setup process for your NOOK Device or directly via certain NOOK Apps.
Any Digital Content and/or Video Content you purchase or which is made available to you from the NOOK Store, will be so purchased or so made available to you and used in accordance with our NOOK Store Terms of Service.
(c) Accessing your Digital Content and/or Video Content. The NOOK Device Service is designed to give you access to your NOOK account and view and store the Digital Content and/or Video Content that you purchase or which is made available to you from the NOOK Store in your NOOK Library. When your NOOK Device is connected to the internet we will use reasonable efforts to grant you access to your NOOK account and NOOK Library via the NOOK Device. Temporary interruptions to the NOOK Service may occur for technical reasons (including maintenance, repairs, implementation of new services) which we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to limit. Some Digital Content and/or Video Content may not be available for you to access or use via the NOOK Device. Also, please note that certain Digital Content and/or Video Content, such as digital newspapers, digital magazines and digital catalogs, may be set to be automatically deleted, from any or all of your NOOK Library, NOOK Device or NOOK App, after a certain period of time (depending on the Digital Content and/or Video Content). There is also a risk of loss of Digital Content and/or Video Content when you download, access or archive Digital Content and/or Video Content via the NOOK Device.
(d) Setting up Sub Accounts. Certain NOOK Devices allow you to set up linked or subordinate accounts ("Sub Accounts") for additional users of your NOOK account. Depending on the settings selected, users of a Sub Account may be able to (i) access and/or view Digital and/or Video Content; (ii) use the Interactive Community features and social features; and (iii) make purchases via the NOOK Store. We may limit the number of Sub Accounts you may set up.
To set up a Sub Account, you must first register and/or log in to your NOOK account and follow the guidance for setting up a Sub Account. Both the NOOK account and the Sub Account will have their own username and password. All users are responsible for: (i) keeping their account passwords confidential and secure, and (ii) avoiding unauthorized access to their NOOK account or Sub Account.
Your NOOK account may have access to and control over various aspects of linked Sub Accounts, including (i) access to and availability of Digital and/or Video Content and parental controls; (ii) financial transactions; and (iii) certain communications from us.
Users may be able to make purchases via the NOOK Store using a Sub Account. All transactions made by the Sub Account will be processed using the credit card associated with your NOOK account. Communications from us, including communications about purchases made via the Sub Account, will be sent to your NOOK account and the email address associated with your NOOK account, rather than the user of the Sub Account.
Users of Sub Accounts may be able to make use of the Interactive Community features. Please see Section 2(h) below for more details on use of the Interactive Community. All material or information posted by a user of a Sub Account (for example, posting Digital Content and/or Video Content reviews) will be posted in the name of the NOOK account holder and not the Sub Account holder. Suspension or termination of your NOOK account may result in the suspension and termination of all associated Sub Accounts.
IF YOU ARE THE HOLDER OF THE NOOK ACCOUNT REGISTERED WITH YOUR NOOK DEVICE, YOU ARE JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY LEGALLY AND FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ACTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR NOOK ACCOUNT, INCLUDING ANY SUB ACCOUNTS LINKED TO YOUR NOOK ACCOUNT, AND/OR YOUR NOOK DEVICE.
Sub Accounts for Minors. The NOOK Device and the NOOK Service in general is designed for and directed towards use by adults (those aged 18 years or above). However, where Sub Accounts are available, you may set up a Sub Account for users under the age of 18 years ("Minor(s)"), provided that you are the parent or the legal guardian of the Minor for whom you are setting up the Sub Account. When a Minor reaches 18 years of age, they may set up their own NOOK account or continue to use a Sub Account.
Some Digital and/or Video Content accessed via the NOOK Device or the NOOK Store may not be age- or otherwise appropriate for Minors. You are responsible for monitoring your Minors? access to content that may be objectionable or age inappropriate.
When you create a Sub Account for a Minor the credit card associated with your NOOK account will be used to verify parental consent required under applicable local law. Your credit card may be charged one cent ($0.01) to validate your consent. Other than the one cent ($0.01) transaction, there are no fees associated with this process.
(e) Sideloaded Content. Some versions of and/or features within the NOOK Device and/or NOOK Device Services may enable you to upload, use and read Sideloaded Content for your personal use. Where this is available, there is a risk that you may lose your Sideloaded Content when you upload or access it via the NOOK Device. You should keep a backup copy of your Sideloaded content at all times; we are not responsible for any loss of Sideloaded Content that may occur. You represent and warrant that you have all rights (including intellectual property rights) necessary to copy, use and access the Sideloaded Content via the NOOK Device; we have no responsibility with respect to your use of the Sideloaded Content.
(f) Social Features and Third Party Sites. The NOOK Device and/or NOOK Device Services may contain certain social features, such as access to third party social networking sites or features (for example, Facebook), that allow you to post, publish, communicate or share information with other people (for example, book reviews, book annotations etc.). The NOOK Device and/or NOOK Device Services may also contain direct in-device links to third party websites. Use of third party websites or third party social networking sites or features will be subject to third party or other terms and conditions. Any information posted, published, communicated or shared with third party websites or social networking sites or features is shared at your own risk. You are solely responsible for any privacy settings on any third party websites or social networking sites or features accessed via the NOOK Device and/or NOOK Device Services.
(g) No Responsibility for Digital Content and Video Content. The NOOK Device and/or NOOK Device Services is designed to permit you access to a wide variety of Digital Content and Video Content, some of which may be inappropriate for, or offensive to, some readers and viewers. We do not exercise any editorial control over the Digital Content or Video Content. We provide only the NOOK Device and the NOOK Device Service, which are intended to allow you access to the Digital Content and Video Content (each where available and depending on the model of NOOK Device you use). Under no circumstance will we be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by your access to or reliance on the Digital Content or Video Content. You must determine whether the Digital Content or Video Content accessed through the NOOK Device and/or NOOK Device Services is appropriate, useful, accurate and complete. Your use of the Digital Content and Video Content and the NOOK Device Service is solely at your own risk. For Video Content: Where our third party content providers have provided us with age ratings information we will make such information available to you. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of such age ratings information or of the descriptions or categories of Video Content provided for your convenience.
(h) Interactive Community. Some versions or features of the NOOK Device and/or NOOK Device Services may enable you to communicate with other users and post information and other material, including your own User Generated Content, via the Interactive Community. You are using Interactive Community services if, for example, you view or participate in the Interactive Community, post a review, create a list, create a profile, submit any User Generated Content, or otherwise participate in any interactive feature.
Interactive Community services may be used only for lawful purposes in accordance with these NOOK Device Terms of Service. If you are using our Interactive Community services, and post, publish or communicate any User Generated Content on or through the Interactive Community services, please choose carefully the information that you post and/or provide to other users. You may not post on or transmit through the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, rule or regulation of the local laws applicable to you or applicable in the country in which the material is posted. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting or other User Generated Content (including private messages) from you, or to deny, restrict, suspend or terminate access to all or any part of the Interactive Community services at any time, for any or no reason, without prior notice or explanation and without liability.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Interactive Community services for any reason.
If you become aware of misuse of the Interactive Community services, including any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any applicable law, please activate the "Flag" feature on the page in question or otherwise contact us.
Notwithstanding the foregoing and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, we assume no responsibility for ongoing monitoring of the Interactive Community or for removal or editing of any User Generated Content, even after receiving notice. We assume no liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication or User Generated Content within the Interactive Community. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur within the Interactive Community.
The Interactive Community is not designed for use by Minors. No children under the age of 13 are permitted to register or create user profiles, and individuals aged between 13 and 18 must participate in the Interactive Community only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Numerous informational and commercial resources (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are available to help parents keep their children safe online. If you are interested in learning more about these resources, information is available at many sites providing information on such protections. We do not specifically sponsor or endorse any of these sites or their services.
You may not post User Generated Content that: (i) involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters" or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming" or "spamming"; (ii) contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); (iii) solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; (iv) involves commercial activities and/or sales such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising or pyramid schemes; (v) includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; (vi) circumvents or modifies, or attempts to circumvent or modify, or encourages or assists any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service; (vii) involves the use of viruses, bots, worms or any other computer code, files or programs that may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise may permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network; (viii) covers or obscures the banner advertisements on your personal profile page; (ix) involves any automated use of the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service, such as using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages; (x) interferes with, disrupts or creates an undue burden on the NOOK Device or the networks or services connected to the Interactive Community services; (xi) impersonates or attempts to impersonate another Interactive Community user, person or entity; (xii) uses the account, username or password of another Interactive Community user at any time or discloses your password to any third party or permits any third party to access your account; (xiii) sells or otherwise transfers your profile; (xiv) uses any information obtained from the NOOK Website or Interactive Community in order to harass, abuse or harm another person or entity, or attempts to do the same.
Interactive Community users may upload to or otherwise submit to us for distribution on the Interactive Community and the NOOK Website: (i) User Generated Content that is not subject to any copyright or other proprietary rights restrictions; or (ii) User Generated Content which the owner or licensor of any relevant rights has given express authorization for us to distribute over the Internet. You may not upload, embed, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. Any copyrighted or other proprietary User Generated Content distributed with the consent of a copyright owner should contain a phrase such as "Copyright, owned by [name of owner]; used by permission". We are entitled to presume that all User Generated Content conforms to the foregoing requirements. The unauthorized submission of copyrighted or other proprietary User Generated Content is illegal and could subject the user to personal liability for damages in a civil suit as well as criminal prosecution. Interactive Community users assume all liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyright or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from an unauthorized submission or submission of User Generated Content. We assume no liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyright or proprietary rights, or for any other harm arising from any User Generated Content. By submitting User Generated Content within the Interactive Community, you automatically grant us, or represent and warrant that the owner or authorized licensor of such User Generated Content has expressly granted us, for the full period of copyright (and any renewals and extensions thereof), , a perpetual, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, sub-license, copy, modify, delete, enhance and distribute the User Generated Content in whole or in part worldwide and/or to incorporate such User Generated Content in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed, together with a full waiver of all moral rights therein. Subject to this grant, you, as owner or authorized licensor (as applicable) of User Generated Content submitted to us, retain any and all rights which may exist for such User Generated Content.
Where we decide in our sole discretion to terminate or suspend your NOOK account or your access to all or part of the NOOK Service, NOOK Device Service and/or your NOOK Library in accordance with Section 4 below (Termination), we may decide, in our sole discretion, to remove any User Generated Content you have submitted to the Interactive Community. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, all our liability (as well as the liability of our directors, employees or other representatives) for any loss whatsoever arising from our removing or editing the User Generated Content is excluded.
(i) Notice and Take Down Procedure For Claims of Infringement. If you believe in good faith that materials contained on the NOOK Device, within any part of the NOOK Device Service or posted to the Interactive Community, including Digital Content and/or Video Content and User Generated Content, infringe your rights (for example, your copyright), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to enable us to locate the material on the NOOK Device, within the NOOK Device Service or the Interactive Community; (iv) your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address; (v) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the rights-holder, its agent or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. It you are seeking to send us such a notice with respect to a non-exclusive right, you must comply with the foregoing sections (i)-(vi), but in addition provide evidence to us on what basis you have the right to allege infringement and make a complaint.
If you are sending a notice or counter-notice pursuant to the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA"), then it must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Full details of our copyright policy under the DMCA is available on our website.
Notices and counter-notices with respect to the NOOK Device should be sent to: IP Agent, Nook Digital, LLC, 122 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10011, USA at DMCANOTICE@Barnesandnoble.com. Giving false, misleading or inaccurate information in a notice or counter-notice may result in civil and/or criminal liability. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
(j) Age of Users. Unless otherwise specifically noted in the features made available to you, the NOOK Device and the NOOK Device Service is designed for and directed towards use by adults (those aged 18 years or above). No children under the age of 13 are permitted to use the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service, unless their parent or legal guardian has created a Profile for them under Section 2(c) above. Individuals aged between 13 and 18 are not permitted to use the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service without the consent of parents or legal guardians. Minors are not permitted to use the NOOK Device without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian and should review these NOOK Device Terms of Service with a parent or legal guardian to ensure that they understand them.
(l) Software Updates. In order to keep up-to-date the Software, NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service features, from time to time the NOOK Device may be provided with updates, modifications, additions, or upgrades (some of which may be implemented automatically). It is your responsibility to verify that you are using the most up-to-date version of the Software available.
(m) Security. We employ measures designed to ensure the security of the NOOK Device Service in accordance with applicable laws, but, as provided below, make no guarantees in this regard.
(n) NO SUPPORT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAWS, WE HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN OR SUPPORT THE SOFTWARE, NOOK DEVICE AND NOOK DEVICE SERVICE. YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS CERTAIN DIGITAL CONTENT AND/OR VIDEO CONTENT FROM A GIVEN SOURCE MAY DEPEND ON YOUR OBTAINING AND INSTALLING UPDATED VERSIONS OF THE SOFTWARE. IN RARE INSTANCES, UPDATES, MODIFICATIONS, ADDITIONS OR UPGRADES MAY CAUSE DATA LOSS OR OTHER ISSUES. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR REGULARLY BACKING UP THE DATA STORED ON YOUR NOOK DEVICE TO PREVENT THIS FROM OCCURRING.
(o) Wireless Connection. The NOOK Device has built-in wireless internet connectivity capabilities. You may use the built-in wireless internet connectivity provided by us only in connection with the NOOK Service and you may not use it for any other purpose.
If you are located in an area where there is limited or no wireless connectivity, you may not be able to access the NOOK Device Service via the NOOK Device. We are not responsible for the unavailability of wireless connectivity in these circumstances.
Use of the NOOK Device wireless connectivity capabilities may be subject to restrictions and limitations imposed by your internet service provider ("ISP") associated with the wireless hotspot that you use, such as fees, coverage area, file size and policies. You can choose to connect or disconnect at any point to a different wireless hotspot and thus choose a different ISP service. Such internet connectivity capability is also subject to the limitations inherent in the type of NOOK Device you are using. We are not responsible for any restrictions, limitations or downtime caused by the ISP service you connect the NOOK Device to, or for any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms or any other harmful programs or similar computer code that may be transmitted to your NOOK Device while using the built-in wireless internet connectivity. Use of the NOOK Device built-in wireless connectivity is entirely at your own risk.
(p) Internet Connectivity Charges. Internet connectivity is required to use certain features of the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service, which may include downloading and/or streaming Digital Content and/or Video Content to your NOOK Device, archiving Digital Content and/or Video Content and accessing the Interactive Community or social features. Any access fees or charges applicable to your internet connectivity are solely your responsibility. Certain ISPs, including wireless carriers, may charge fees for data connections based on the total amount of data you access. Some Digital Content and/or Video Content may include large amounts of data, and we are in no way responsible for the fees charged by or policies of ISPs or others with whom you contract for internet connectivity.
- LICENSE TO USE THE NOOK DEVICE
(a) License. Subject to these NOOK Device Terms of Service, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to make personal, non-commercial use of: (i) the NOOK Device Service; (ii) the Software as may be updated, modified, added to or upgraded from time to time; and (iii) any printed or electronic documentation for the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service and such Software ("Documentation"), all solely for the purposes of using the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service. You can make one (1) copy of the Software and the Documentation as necessary for backup or archive purposes.
(b) Restrictions and Prohibited Conduct. Except as may be expressly permitted by these NOOK Device Terms of Service and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, you may not, directly or indirectly: (i) use the Software on any device other than a NOOK Device; (ii) use, copy, reproduce, modify, distribute copies of, display publicly or transmit the Software or Documentation; (iii) open, service or tamper with the NOOK Device, disassemble, reverse engineer, emulate, decompile, tamper with, create derivative works from the Software or Digital or Video Content (each, where available) or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software or the technology used to provide NOOK Device, or attempt to reduce the Software to human-readable form; (iv) bypass, modify, defeat, tamper with or circumvent any of the security features of the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service, including altering any digital rights management ("DRM") functionality of the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service; (v) share access to the Software or Documentation, whether through a network, resale or other means; (vi) transfer the Digital Content and/or Video Content or Software (or any individual component thereof) from one device to another device or computer; (vii) infringe, violate, or interfere with any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or any other right of any party; (viii) violate any law, rule or regulation of the local laws applicable to you; (ix) sublicense, assign in whole or in part, rent, lease, lend, resell or in any way transfer any rights to all or any portion of the Digital Content and/or Video Content, Software or Documentation to any third party, except as expressly permitted by these NOOK Device Terms of Service or applicable third-party license agreement; (x) broadcast, transmit or distribute the Digital Content and/or Video Content or Software in any manner, such as online streaming or making the Digital Content and/or Video Content available for download; (xi) interfere with or damage the NOOK Device or NOOK Service, including, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology; (xii) violate any third-party contract or policy governing the Software, NOOK Service or Digital Content and/or Video Content; (xiii) delete, destroy or alter in any manner the proprietary rights notices, markings and legends appearing on the NOOK Device, Digital Content and/or Video Content, Software or Documentation; or (xiv) assist or encourage any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these NOOK Device Terms of Service, the NOOK Store Terms of Service or any applicable local laws or regulations.
(c) Excluded Software. Certain portions of the Software are subject to the separate licensing terms presented for your acceptance or set out in Attachment 1 or are otherwise made available to you as ?Open Source? software, which may have certain other terms apply to them. Please review these licensing terms carefully. By using the NOOK Device, you agree that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by such terms.
(d) Intellectual Property. We (and, where applicable, our licensors and suppliers) own all rights, title and interest in and to the NOOK Device, the NOOK Device Service, Software and Documentation and all enhancements, bug fixes, updates, upgrades, modifications, additions, customizations, improvements, derivative works, whether or not developed by us, and copies thereof, and all information, methods and processes and intellectual property rights therein (collectively, the "Intellectual Property"). You acknowledge and agree that neither the sale of the NOOK Device to you nor the license of the Software and Documentation grants to you title or ownership of any of our Intellectual Property or those of our suppliers or licensors. © 2010-2015 NOOK DIGITAL, LLC AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Patent Pending. Most trademarks shown on your NOOK Device, such as NOOK®, n®, Daily Shelf?, LendMe®, More In Store?, NOOK Books?, NOOK Friends?, NOOK Kids?, Read and Play?, Read and Record?, Read Forever?, Read In Store?, Read To Me?, VividView?, Barnes & Noble® and B&N®, are owned by Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates or subsidiaries. Certain other trademarks shown on your NOOK Device or through the NOOK Device Service are owned by our suppliers or licensors or other third parties. All Rights Reserved. No rights are granted to you except those expressly set forth in this Section 3 and we (and, where applicable, our licensors and suppliers) expressly reserve all rights, title and interest in and to the NOOK Device, NOOK Device Service, Software and Documentation not expressly granted herein. No such rights are conferred by estoppel, operation of law, implication or otherwise.
(e) Export Control. The Software and Documentation are "commercial computer software" or "commercial computer software documentation". The U.S. Government's rights with respect to the NOOK Device are limited by these NOOK Device Terms of Service, pursuant to FAR §§ 12.212(a) and/or DFARS §§ 227.7202-1(a), as applicable. You agree that by installing, copying, or otherwise using the NOOK Device, Software and Documentation (and generally the NOOK Service) that: (i) you do not reside in a country subject to embargo or export controls by the U.S. Government; (ii) you are not on the List of Denied Persons as published by the U.S. government; and (iii) you will not use the NOOK Device, Software or Documentation (or generally the NOOK Service) for any illegal purpose. Because the NOOK Device (and the NOOK Service), and related technical data are subject to U.S. export controls, you agree that you shall not upload, export or "re-export" (transfer) the NOOK Device, any part of the NOOK Device Service, Software or Documentation or any content, including Digital Content and/or Video Content and User Generated Content (each, where available), unless you have complied with all applicable U.S. export controls.
(f) U.S. Government End Users. The Software and Documentation are "commercial computer software" or "commercial computer software documentation" as those terms are defined in 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7014(a)(1) (2007) and 252.227-7014(a)(5) (2007). The U.S. Government's rights with respect to the Software and Documentation are limited by these NOOK Device Terms of Service pursuant to FAR §§ 12.212 (Computer Software) (1995) and 12.211 (Technical Data) (1995) and/or DFAR 227.7202-3, as applicable. As such, the Software and Documentation are being licensed to the U.S. Government end users: (i) only as "Commercial Items" as that term is defined in FAR 2.101 generally and as incorporated in DFAR 212.102; and (ii) with only those limited rights as are granted to the public pursuant to this Agreement. Under no circumstance will the U.S. Government or its end users be granted any greater rights than we grant to other users, as provided for in these NOOK Device Terms of Service.
(g) Indemnity. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless on a continuing basis us and our affiliates, and our and their employees, representatives, agents, advisors, directors, officers, managers, shareholders, suppliers and licensors (the "Indemnified Parties") immediately (on demand) from any claim or demand, including reasonable and/or statutory legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the NOOK Device or the NOOK Device Service and/or related to, or connected with your actual or alleged breach of these NOOK Device Terms of Service or your violation of any applicable law or regulation or the rights of a third party.
- TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION
(a) Termination by Us. We may, upon notice to you, issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your NOOK account and/or any Sub Accounts or your access to all or any part of the NOOK Device Service, for any reason in our sole discretion. Where reasonableness is required by applicable local law, we may, upon notice to you, issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your NOOK account and/or any Sub Accounts or your access to all or any part of the NOOK Device Service for any reason in our sole discretion where we reasonably consider it necessary, including where we believe that you have violated any term or condition of these NOOK Device Terms of Service or any applicable local laws or regulations, or may cause us, our suppliers or licensors, or another user of the NOOK Service financial loss or legal liability.
In certain cases, in our sole discretion, we may provide you with a written notice (a "Restriction Notice") to inform you that (i) your right to use or access any part of the NOOK Device Service has been terminated including the right to use, access or create any NOOK account and/or any Sub Accounts thereon; (ii) that we refuse to provide any services to you; and (iii) any subsequent orders placed by you will be subject to cancellation. Other conditions may apply and shall be set forth in the Restriction Notice.
(b) Termination by You. You may terminate your use of the NOOK Device Service at any time by ceasing all use of the NOOK Device Service and deregistering your NOOK Device by following the process provided for on the NOOK Website.
Upon termination of these NOOK Device Terms of Service, the following Sections shall continue in force and you explicitly agree to be bound by the following Sections: Section 2(d) (Sub Accounts); Section 2(e) (Sideloaded Content); Section 2(h) (Interactive Community); Section 2(o) (Wireless Connection); Section 2(p) (Internet Connectivity Charges); Section 3(e) (Export Control); Section 3(f) (U.S. Government End Users); Section 3(g) (Indemnity); Section 4 (Termination or Suspension); Section 5 (Disclaimers; Exclusions and Limitations); Section 6 (Dispute Resolution); Section 7 (General); and/or any other provisions of these NOOK Device Terms of Service that are expressly or by implication intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination of these NOOK Device Terms of Service.
- DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
(a) DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW AND SAVE FOR ANY WARRANTY PROVIDED TO YOU BY SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. OR ITS AFFILIATES, WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS PROVIDE THE NOOK DEVICE AND THE NOOK DEVICE SERVICE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER. THE USE OF THE NOOK DEVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE NOOK DEVICE OR ITS USE, OR THE NOOK DEVICE SERVICE, WILL: (I) BE UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; (II) BE FREE OF DEFECTS, INACCURACIES OR ERRORS; OR (III) OTHERWISE MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, LACK OF HIDDEN OR LATENT DEFECTS, SECURITY, MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ARISING BY REASON OF CUSTOM OR USAGE IN THE TRADE OR BY COURSE OF DEALING.
(b) EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW, WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOST OR CORRUPTED DATA, OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION OR GOODWILL OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES OR LOSSES ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH YOUR PURCHASE OR USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE NOOK DEVICE AND/OR THE NOOK DEVICE SERVICE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, PRODUCT DEFECT OR MISREPRESENTATION), EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.
(c) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHERE (I) THERE WAS NO BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR FAILURE ON OUR PART (OR OUR EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES); (II) IT IS NOT A REASONABLY FORESEEABLE CONSEQUENCE OF ANY SUCH BREACH; OR (III) IT RELATES TO BUSINESS LOSS (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOST DATA OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION OR GOODWILL). TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW PERMITS, ANY SUCH LIABILITY FOR THE MATTERS SET OUT IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE LIMITED TO US$50 IN TOTAL.
(d) IMPACT OF LOCAL LAWS. CERTAIN LOCAL LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF OR LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OF OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. AS SUCH, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
(e) ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. UNLESS LIMITED OR MODIFIED BY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW, THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS APPLY, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
(f) FORCE MAJEURE. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR FAILING TO PERFORM OUR OBLIGATIONS UNDER OR ARISING OUT OF THESE NOOK DEVICE TERMS OF SERVICE OR ANY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAWS OR REGULATIONS BECAUSE OF ANY EVENT BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING A LABOR DISTURBANCE, AN INTERNET OUTAGE OR INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE, A COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGE, FAILURE BY A SERVICE PROVIDER OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY TO PERFORM, ACTS OF WAR OR OTHER ACTION OF MILITARY FORCES, TERRORISM, RIOT, CIVIL COMMOTION, SABOTAGE, VANDALISM, ACCIDENT, FIRE, FLOOD, ACTS OF GOD, STRIKE, LOCK-OUT OR OTHER INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES (WHETHER OR NOT INVOLVING OUR EMPLOYEES OR THOSE OF OUR AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS) OR LEGISLATIVE OR ADMINISTRATIVE INTERFERENCE (INCLUDING THOSE GIVING RISE TO CURRENCY CHANGES OR OTHERWISE AFFECTING OUR ABILITY TO OPERATE OR PROVIDE THE NOOK SERVICE, WHETHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART).
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Any claim or controversy at law or equity arising from, relating to, or connected with these NOOK Device Terms of Service (each a "Claim") will be resolved through binding arbitration conducted by telephone, online or based solely upon written submissions where no in-person appearance is required. In such cases, the arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules (including the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes, if applicable), and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of arbitration shall be New York, New York. Notwithstanding this Section 6, we may bring a Claim for injunctive or other equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction as necessary to enforce our intellectual property rights or those of our affiliates, suppliers, or licensors. Any Claim will be arbitrated or litigated, as the case may be, on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated with any Claim of any other party whether through class action proceedings, class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE NOOK DEVICE TERMS OF SERVICE. FURTHER, EACH PARTY CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD, IN THE EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THIS WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION. Each of the parties acknowledges that this Section 6 is a material inducement for the other party to enter into these NOOK Device Terms of Service. You acknowledge and agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any Claim or cause of action you may have arising out of, relating to, or in connection with these NOOK Device Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) calendar year after such Claim or cause of action arises, or forever be barred.
For purposes of any Claim that is not subject to the arbitration procedures in Section 6 above, we both agree to the governing law and jurisdiction as set out in Section 7(j) below.
(a) Interpretation. Headings used in these NOOK Device Terms of Service are for reference only and shall not affect the meaning of any terms. "Including" means "including, without limitation". The singular includes the plural and vice versa. These NOOK Device Terms of Service are binding upon each party and its successors and permitted assigns.
(b) Entire Agreement. Except for any additional terms that apply to your use of the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service as we may notify or make available to you, this is the entire understanding between you and us regarding the use of the NOOK Device and the NOOK Device Service, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between you and us regarding this subject matter.
(c) Severability. The provisions of these NOOK Device Terms of Service are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these NOOK Device Terms of Service is held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any applicable jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in that or any other jurisdiction.
(d) Our Affiliates, Suppliers and Licensors. Our affiliates, suppliers and licensors are intended third-party beneficiaries of these NOOK Device Terms of Service.
(e) No Waiver. Our failure or delay to exercise or enforce any right, remedy or provision of these NOOK Device Terms of Service or by law will not operate as a waiver of such right, remedy or provision.
(f) Notices. Where we need to send you notices under these NOOK Device Terms of Service or in connection with your use of the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service, you hereby consent to receive electronic notices from us, whether addressed to the email address associated with your NOOK account or another email address that you provide to us. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, you acknowledge and agree that any communication via email or by postings on the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service satisfies any legal requirement that such communications be made in writing.
(g) Changes to NOOK Device and NOOK Device Service and Amendments to these NOOK Device Terms of Service. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, we may, in our sole discretion, change, modify, suspend, make improvements to or discontinue any aspect of the Software and the NOOK Device Service, temporarily or permanently, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you, and we will not be liable for doing so. We reserve the right from time to time to modify these NOOK Device Terms of Service in our sole discretion. You should periodically review these NOOK Device Terms of Service so that you are aware of the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the NOOK Device and the NOOK Device Service. Your use of the NOOK Device and the NOOK Device Service after any modification, purchasing, downloading or streaming (or otherwise transferring to your NOOK Library) Digital Content and/or Video Content via the NOOK Device, or accessing Digital Content and/or Video Content previously purchased or downloaded (or otherwise transferred to you NOOK Library) via the NOOK Device, or otherwise using the NOOK Device Service constitutes your acceptance of the most recent version of these NOOK Device Terms of Service as modified.
(h) Assignment. These NOOK Device Terms of Service and all of your rights and obligations under it are not assignable or transferable by you without our prior written consent. You may, however, sell, give away, or otherwise transfer your NOOK Device; provided, however, that the person to whom you transfer your NOOK Device must register your NOOK Device in their name. You will be responsible for all use of your NOOK Device until that NOOK Device is registered in their name. Similarly, if you lend your NOOK Device to another person or another person otherwise uses your NOOK Device, you will be responsible for that person's use of your NOOK Device. We may freely assign or transfer this Agreement or any of our rights and obligations under it.
(i) Conflict. If there is any actual or apparent conflict between these NOOK Device Terms of Service and the NOOK Store Terms of Service regarding your use of the NOOK Device and/or the NOOK Device Service, these NOOK Device Terms of Service shall prevail. However, if there is any actual or apparent conflict between these NOOK Device Terms of Service and the NOOK Store Terms of Service regarding Digital Content and/or Video Content, the NOOK Store Terms of Service shall prevail.
(j) Governing Law; Jurisdiction
To the maximum extent permitted by local laws, the laws of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these NOOK Device Terms of Service and any dispute or claim of any sort that might arise between you and NOOK Media.
Subject to Section 6 (Dispute Resolution) above and applicable local laws, we both agree that the federal and state courts of New York County, New York shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these NOOK Device Terms of Service or their subject matter.
(k) Contact Information. The address of Nook Digital, LLC is 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
ATTACHMENT 1 - THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE TERMS
1. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Device Terms of Service, certain components of the Software are licensed subject to the Apache License, Version 2.0, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit A (the "Apache License"). You may not use these components except in compliance with the Apache License. In addition, you may have additional rights with respect to such components under the Apache License. Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the Apache License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the Apache License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the Apache License.
2. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Device Terms of Service, certain components of the Software are licensed subject to the General Public License Version 2.0, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit B (the "GPL License"). You may not use these components except in compliance with the GPL License. In addition, you may have additional rights with respect to such components under the GPL License, including, without limitation, the right to obtain the source code for such components from us. You may obtain a copy of such source code by contacting us through the contact information provided on the Web Site. We will provide such source code in accordance with the GPL License.
3. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Device Terms of Service, certain components of the Software are licensed subject to the third-party rights and terms of the licenses and permission notices reproduced on Exhibit C. You may not use these components except in compliance with the applicable licenses and permission notices. In addition, you may have additional rights with respect to such components under such licenses and permission notices.
4. By connecting to a wireless network operated by Barnes & Noble in a Barnes & Noble store, you agree to the AT&T Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy attached as Exhibit D.
5. The Software contains Adobe® Reader® Mobile software under license from Adobe Systems Incorporated, Copyright © 1995-2012 ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Adobe and Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
6. The Software contains font software from Monotype Imaging, Inc.
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6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to this License.
7. If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent issues), conditions are imposed on you (whether by court order, agreement or otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this License, they do not excuse you from the conditions of this License. If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the Program at all. For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other circumstances.
It is not the purpose of this section to induce you to infringe any patents or other property right claims or to contest validity of any such claims; this section has the sole purpose of protecting the integrity of the free software distribution system, which is implemented by public license practices. Many people have made generous contributions to the wide range of software distributed through that system in reliance on consistent application of that system; it is up to the author/donor to decide if he or she is willing to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot impose that choice.
This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to be a consequence of the rest of this License.
8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the original copyright holder who places the Program under this License may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among countries not thus excluded. In such case, this License incorporates the limitation as if written in the body of this License.
9. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.
Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and "any later version", you have the option of following the terms and conditions either of that version or of any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a version number of this License, you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software Foundation.
10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.
11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
SIL Open Font License
Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007
The goals of the Open Font License (OFL) are to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects, to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities, and to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others. The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, redistributed and/or sold with any software provided that any reserved names are not used by derivative works. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other type of license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the fonts or their derivatives.
"Font Software" refers to the set of files released by the Copyright Holder(s) under this license and clearly marked as such. This may include source files, build scripts and documentation. "Reserved Font Name" refers to any names specified as such after the copyright statement(s). "Original Version" refers to the collection of Font Software components as distributed by the Copyright Holder(s). "Modified Version" refers to any derivative made by adding to, deleting, or substituting - in part or in whole - any of the components of the Original Version, by changing formats or by porting the Font Software to a new environment. "Author" refers to any designer, engineer, programmer, technical writer or other person who contributed to the Font Software.
1.1.3 PERMISSION & CONDITIONS
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Font Software, to use, study, copy, merge, embed, modify, redistribute, and sell modified and unmodified copies of the Font Software, subject to the following conditions:
1) Neither the Font Software nor any of its individual components, in Original or Modified Versions, may be sold by itself.
2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed and/or sold with any software, provided that each copy contains the above copyright notice and this license. These can be included either as stand-alone text files, human-readable headers or in the appropriate machine-readable metadata fields within text or binary files as long as those fields can be easily viewed by the user.
3) No Modified Version of the Font Software may use the Reserved Font Name(s) unless explicit written permission is granted by the corresponding Copyright Holder. This restriction only applies to the primary font name as presented to the users.
4) The name(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) or the Author(s) of the Font Software shall not be used to promote, endorse or advertise any Modified Version, except to acknowledge the contribution(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) and the Author(s) or with their explicit written permission.
5) The Font Software, modified or unmodified, in part or in whole, must be distributed entirely under this license, and must not be distributed under any other license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the Font Software.
This license becomes null and void if any of the above conditions are not met.
THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE.
AT&T Terms of Service & Acceptable Use Policy
These Terms of Service & Acceptable Use Policy (the "Terms") govern your use of AT&T Internet Services' AT&T Wi-Fi service ("Service") and the AT&T Internet Services network ("Network"). If you connect to the AT&T Wi-Fi service via one of AT&T's roaming partners, your use of the Service will also be governed by that provider's Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy, which will be available on the first screen that you see when you access the Wi-Fi service. Before using the Service, read the following Terms. Your use of the Service represents your agreement to these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms, do not use the Service.
Terms of Service
Description of the Service
The Service is provided by AT&T Internet Services ("AT&T"). The Service provides you with wireless access to the Internet via certain AT&T high-speed Internet access points ("Locations") and, depending on your Service plan, certain roaming partner locations. AT&T offers two types of plans: (1) subscription plans for AT&T High Speed Internet Customers ("Subscription"); and (2) membership plans for those who do not have AT&T High Speed Internet ("Membership") (Membership plans include special offers such as the Starbucks Loyalty Membership and Starbucks Partner Membership program). Membership customers are also subject to the terms of conditions of the applicable End User Membership Agreement.
AT&T may, but is not obligated to, extend its Locations through roaming agreements with other Internet Service Providers. If AT&T does extend its Locations and you access the Service of a roaming partner, you will be responsible for any applicable roaming charges if you do not subscribe to a roaming Service plan from AT&T.
You agree to pay all charges and fees specified when your ordered the Service, including any monthly recurring or nonrecurring charges, taxes, fees, surcharges or other assessments applicable to the Service. All AT&T charges for the Service are billed in advance. Membership customers are billed according to the terms and conditions of the Membership Agreement. Subscription customers' charges will appear monthly on the AT&T portion of your AT&T local telephone bill. The Service is provided on a month-to-month basis and the monthly charges are subject to change. Payment for the Service is due on the date specified on the AT&T local telephone bill. If any portion of payment is received after the payment due date, a monthly late charge may apply. The monthly late charge will be administered according to standard AT&T billing procedures and will not exceed the highest amount allowed by law. The late charge will be applied to the entire outstanding balance for each month or portion thereof for which the balance remains unpaid. In the event you fail to pay charges, AT&T may suspend or terminate your Service and may assign unpaid late balances to a collection agency for appropriate action. In the event legal action is necessary to collect on balances due, you agree to reimburse AT&T for all expenses incurred to recover sums due, including attorneys' fees and other legal expenses. You also agree to pay all current charges for the Service as well as taxes and fees assessed against you or AT&T on the charges and all late payment, interest or other fees as stated on your bill. You will also be charged a fee for any check returned to AT&T relating to the Service. AT&T may modify its billing practices or late payment charges by providing you with prior written notice of the modification.
AT&T respects freedom of expression and believes it is a foundation of our free society to express differing points of view. AT&T will not terminate, disconnect or suspend service because of the views you or we express on public policy matters, political issues or political campaigns. However, AT&T may immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Service, without notice, for conduct that AT&T believes (a) violates the Acceptable Use Policy, set forth below; or (b) constitutes a violation of any law, regulation or tariff (including, without limitation, copyright and intellectual property laws) or a violation of these Terms, or any applicable policies or guidelines. Your Service may be suspended or terminated if your payment is past due and such condition continues un-remedied for thirty (30) days. Termination or suspension by AT&T of Service also constitutes termination or suspension (as applicable) of your license to use any Software. AT&T may also terminate or suspend your Service if you provide false or inaccurate information that is required for the provision of Service or is necessary to allow AT&T to bill you for Service. Membership customers: customer cancellation of Services is governed by the terms and conditions of your Membership Agreement. Subscription customers: you may cancel your subscription to the Service at any time by contacting AT&T. If canceled after the first month, subscription charges will be prorated to the date the Service is cancelled. If you disconnect your DSL or Dial Internet access services, your subscription to the Service will also automatically cancel.
Modifications to the Service / Updates to the Terms
AT&T reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, at any time and from time to time, the Service (or any function or feature of the Service or any part thereof, including but not limited to rates and charges) with or without notice. You agree that AT&T will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, AT&T may post, or email, notices of changes in the Service. It is your responsibility to check our website and your AT&T email address for any such notices. You agree that AT&T will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
These Terms may be updated or changed from time to time. The current Terms shall be posted at: ("Website"). If AT&T makes a change to these Terms and that change has a material impact on the Service, you will be provided electronic notice of that change via e-mail or other written notice. Your continued use of the Service following such notice constitutes your acceptance of those changes. If you do not agree to the revisions, you must terminate your Service immediately.
Operational Limits of the Service.
Provisioning of the Service is subject to the availability and the operational limitations of the requisite equipment and associated facilities. You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the Service may occur as normal events in the provision of the Service and that AT&T will not be liable for such interruptions. You further understand and agree that AT&T has no control over third party networks you may access in the course of your use of the Service, and therefore, delays and disruptions of other network transmissions are beyond the control of AT&T. AT&T will not be liable for any failure of performance, if such failure is due to any cause beyond AT&T's reasonable control, including acts of God, fire, explosion, vandalism, nuclear disaster, terrorism, cable cut, storm or other similar occurrence, any law, order or regulation by any government, civil, or military authority, national emergencies, insurrections, riots, wars, labor difficulties, supplier failures, shortages, breaches, or delays, or delays caused by you or your equipment.
Registration/Customer Information/Password Security
All information that you provide to AT&T must be accurate, including your name, email address, physical address, credit or charge card numbers and expiration dates and any Service payment information ("Registration Data"). You are responsible for keeping such information up-to-date and must provide changes promptly to AT&T. You agree to keep confidential your log-in ID and password and are solely responsible for any liability or damages resulting from your failure to maintain that confidentiality. You are also solely and fully responsible and liable for all activities that occur under your member ID. You agree to immediately notify AT&T if you suspect any breach of security such as loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of your member ID or password.
Third Party Content Disclaimer/ Links to Third Party Sites
Materials provided by Third Party Providers have not been independently authenticated in whole or in part by AT&T. AT&T does not provide, sell, license, or lease any of the Materials other than those specifically identified as being provided by AT&T. This Service may be linked to other websites which are not under the control of and are not maintained by AT&T. AT&T is not responsible for the content of those sites. AT&T is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by AT&T of those sites.
General Use Restrictions
Subject to your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms, payment to AT&T for the Service and compliance with all AT&T Online Policies identified below, you are hereby granted the right to use the Service through a non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-assignable limited license. The Service is provided for your use only (unless otherwise specifically stated) and you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, transfer, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes your subscription to or membership in the Service, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service. You have no right to resell, sublicense, assign or transfer your right to access the Service or use the AT&T Network. All information, documents, products, and software (the "Materials") provided with this Service were provided by or to AT&T Internet Services (AT&T) by their respective manufacturers, authors, developers, licensees and vendors (including, without limitation, Wayport, Inc.) (the "Third Party Providers") and are the copyrighted work of AT&T and/or the Third Party Providers. Except as stated herein, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, resold, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior express written permission of AT&T or the Third Party Provider. You also may not, without AT&T' prior express written permission, "mirror" any Material provided with this Service on any other server. Nothing provided with this Service shall be construed as conferring any license under any of AT&T' or any Third Party Provider's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppels, implication, or otherwise. You acknowledge sole responsibility for obtaining any such licenses. Any unauthorized use of any Materials provided with or through this Service may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
Software Use Restrictions
Any software that is made available to download with the Service (the "Software") is the copyrighted work of AT&T and/or Third Party Providers. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software (the "License Agreement"). An end user will be unable to install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement, unless the end user first agrees to the terms of the License Agreement. Except as set forth in the applicable License Agreement, any further copying, reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited.
Installation assistance, product support and maintenance, if any, of the Software is available from AT&T and/or the Third Party Providers, as the case may be.
SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT, ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE DISCLAIMED, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID.
Unless otherwise explicitly stated, any Materials provided by you in connection with this Service shall be deemed to be provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis. AT&T shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Materials and shall be free to use or disseminate such Materials on an unrestricted basis for any purpose. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the Materials that you submit, and you, not AT&T, have full responsibility for the Materials, including their legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.
Disclaimer of Warranties
UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITY STATED, THE MATERIALS AND THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", AND ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE DISCLAIMED, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID. AT&T MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTIES AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE MATERIALS PROVIDED WITH THE SERVICE. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE MATERIALS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PROVIDERS OF SUCH MATERIALS. HOWEVER, AT&T DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ANYONE OT MAKE A WARRANTY ON AT&T' BEHALF AND YOU MAY NOT RELY ON ANY STATEMENT OF WARRANTY BY A THIRD PARTY AS A WARRANTY OF AT&T.
Limitation of AT&T Liability
AT&T SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF USING, MODIFYING, CONTRIBUTING, COPYING, DISTRIBUTING, OR DOWNLOADING THE MATERIALS. MOREOVER, IN NO EVENT SHALL AT&T BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOST REVENUE, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER THEY ARISE, WHETHER FOR BREACH OR IN TORT, EVEN IF AT&T HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE PERMITTED, AT&T' SOLE LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER THESE TERMS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY PAID TO AT&T BY YOU FOR USE OF THE SERVICE.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless AT&T and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders, licensors or other partners and employees from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (a) content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service; (b) your use of the Service; (c) your violation of these TOS; (d) your violation of the AUP; (d) your violation of any rights of another; and (e) use of your account and any Sub-Account whether or not such usage is expressly authorized by you.
Liability of Customer
YOU HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND WILL NOT MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST AT&T FOR LOST DATA, RE-RUN TIME, INACCURATE OUTPUT, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE AND MATERIALS.
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS AT&T (INCLUDING ITS PARENT AND AFFILIATE COMPANIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND AGENTS) FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE AT&T FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON, OR STEMMING FROM, YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND MATERIALS.
Local Laws; Export Control
AT&T and/or the applicable Third Party Provider control and operate this Service from its or their headquarters in various locations in the United States of America and makes no representation that these Materials or the Service are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this Service or the Materials from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws including but not limited to the export and import regulations of other countries.
Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all marketing or promotional materials provided with or through this the Materials or the Service are solely directed to individuals, companies or other entities located in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. You acknowledge and agree that Materials are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Laws and Regulations. Diversion of such Materials contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. You agree that none of the Materials, nor any direct product there from, is being or will be acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals, nor be used for nuclear activities, chemical biological weapons, or missile projects unless authorized by the U.S. Government. Proscribed countries are set forth in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Countries subject to U.S. embargo are: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, and the Sudan. This list is subject to change without further notice from AT&T, and you must comply with the list as it exists in fact. You certify that you are not on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Denied Persons List or affiliated lists or on the U.S. Department of Treasury's Specially Designated Nationals List. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required.
U.S. Government Rights
The Materials on this Service are provided with the following restrictions: Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in the FAR 52.227-19 (June 1987), FAR 52.227-14 (ALT II & ALT III) (June 1987), or if DoD, as specified in DFARS 252.7202-1(a) and 252.7202-3(a) and vendor's applicable license terms, and DFARS 252.227-7013 (Nov 1995) and 252.227-7014(Nov 1995), as applicable. Use of the Materials by the U.S. Government constitutes acknowledgment of AT&T' and/or the Third Party Provider's proprietary rights in them.
This Service could include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Any action related to these Terms will be governed by Texas law and controlling U.S. federal law. No choice of law rules of any jurisdiction will apply. These Terms provide basic guidelines for your use of the Service, and will be enforced in conjunction with other Terms of Service or Membership Agreement, if any, that govern AT&T products or services that you use or that you have purchased. In the event that any provision of these Terms shall be rendered invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any other provision of these Terms and these Terms shall continue in full force and effect and be construed as if they did not contain the invalid or unenforceable provision.
Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
You are prohibited from infringing, publishing, submitting, copying, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting, reproducing, or distributing software, video or audio content, or any other material that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, any other type of intellectual property rights, trademark laws (by rights of privacy or publicity) or other proprietary right of any party unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same. This prohibition includes the use of any material or information including images or photographs that are made available through an AT&T site or Service(s).
For more information about AT&T's copyright protection practices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, and for information on how to contact AT&T's DMCA agent, please refer to: www.att.net/legal/copyright
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The AT&T Acceptable Use Policy is designed to help protect AT&T's assets, the assets of its Customers, and the Internet community, from irresponsible or illegal activities of AT&T Customers and its Users. These activities may disrupt or degrade AT&T IP Services, pose a threat to AT&T's assets, expose AT&T (or other providers of IP Services) to claims of civil or criminal liability or other legal sanctions. Moreover, because of various conventions used in the industry (including blocking, filtering and blacklisting) these activities may impair AT&T's ability to interconnect with other providers of IP Service. These activities may relate to the content stored or transmitted by Customers or its Users or to the nature of the transmissions themselves such as sending large numbers of unsolicited messages (Spam).
Customers are responsible for avoiding the prohibited activities and strictly following the AUP terms set forth herein.
The AT&T Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") applies to the services that provide (or include) access to the Internet, services provided over the Internet, and Hosting services (collectively "IP Services"). Customer is responsible for the actions of others who may be using the IP Service(s) under Customer's account. It is Customer's obligation to take whatever measures are necessary to protect access to Customer's account (e.g., to keep the access password secure). If a Customer or its User(s) violate the AUP, AT&T may, depending on the nature and severity of the violation, suspend or terminate service, as specified below.
Customer may have access through the AT&T network(s) and Service(s) to search engines, subscription web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, web pages, USENET, or other services that promulgate rules, guidelines or agreements to govern their use. Failure to adhere to any such rules, guidelines, or agreements shall be a violation of this AUP.
AT&T is aware that some of its Customers are, themselves, providers of Internet based services, and that information reaching AT&T network(s) or facilities from those Customers may have originated from the AT&T Customer or from another third-party. AT&T reserves the right to take action against AT&T Customer and directly against such Customers' subscribers, even though the AT&T's corrective action may affect other non-offending subscribers of the AT&T Customer.
AUP Enforcement and Notice
Customer's failure to observe the guidelines set forth in this AUP may result in AT&T taking actions anywhere from a warning to a suspension of privileges or termination of your Service(s). AT&T reserves the right, but does not assume the obligation, to strictly enforce the AUP. When feasible, AT&T may provide Customer with notice of an AUP violation via e-mail or otherwise and demand that such violation is immediately corrected.
However, AT&T reserves the right to act immediately and without notice to suspend or terminate IP Service(s) in response to a court order or other legal requirement that certain conduct should be stopped or when AT&T determines, in its sole discretion, that the conduct may: (1) expose AT&T to sanctions, prosecution, civil action or any other liability, (2) cause harm to or interfere with the integrity or normal operations of AT&T's network(s) or facilities, (3) interfere with another person's use of AT&T's IP Service(s) or the Internet, or (4) otherwise present a risk of harm to AT&T or AT&T Customers or other parties AT&T interconnects with.
AT&T's decisions with respect to interpretation of the AUP and appropriate remedial actions are final and determined by AT&T in its sole discretion. AT&T may refer potential violations of law(s) to the proper authorities, may cooperate in the investigation of any suspected criminal or civil wrongdoing, and will cooperate with authorities when required to do so by law, subpoena, or when the public safety is at stake. AT&T assumes no obligation to inform you that your information has been disclosed, and, in some cases, may be prohibited by law from providing such notice.
AT&T does not, as an ordinary practice, proactively monitor the activities of those who use its IP Service(s) or exercise any editorial control over any material transmitted, hosted or posted using IP Services to ensure that its Customers comply with the AUP and/or the law, although it reserves the right to do so. If AT&T is alerted to violations or potential violations of this AUP, AT&T will take whatever measures it deems necessary and appropriate to stop or prevent such violations including the actions described in this AUP. For example, AT&T may in its sole discretion refuse to transmit, screen, or editing content prior to delivery of the IP Service(s), block access to certain categories of numbers or certain sites as AT&T determines needed to enforce these policies.
If your Service is suspended or terminated for any AUP violation, you must get written approval from the AT&T Abuse Team (outside of the normal ordering process) prior to reactivating or ordering new service. In any case, AT&T may, in its discretion, decline to reinstate your Service. If AT&T approves you for reinstatement or new service, set-up fees, reactivation fees or deposits may apply. If AT&T discovers that you have renewed Service, or ordered new Service, following termination for an AUP violation without the prior written consent of the AT&T abuse team, it may terminate your Service without further notice. In such case, you are responsible for any applicable early termination charges.
AT&T will not issue any refunds, credits or other forms of compensation for the period when IP Service(s) have been suspended as a result of violation(s) or alleged violation(s) of this AUP.
AT&T shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any Customer, User, or third party resulting in whole or in part from AT&T's exercise of its rights under this AUP.
AT&T respects freedom of expression and believes it is a foundation of our free society to express differing points of view. AT&T will not terminate, disconnect or suspend service because of the views you or we express on public policy matters, political issues or political campaigns. AT&T is committed at all times, however, to complying with the laws and regulations governing use of the Internet and e-mail transmissions and to preserving for all of its Customers the ability to use AT&T's network and the Internet without interference or harassment from other users. AT&T prohibits use of its IP Services in any way that is unlawful, interferes with use of AT&T's network or the Internet, interferes in any way with the usage or enjoyment of services received by others, infringes intellectual property rights, results in the publication of threatening or offensive material, constitutes Spam/E-mail/Usenet abuse, or presents security or privacy risks. Customer will not resell or provide Service(s) to unauthorized third parties, whether as part of a commercial enterprise or otherwise.
Customer is prohibited from engaging in any other activity, whether legal or not, that AT&T determines in its sole discretion, to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, network(s).
AT&T IP Services shall not be used in connection with any criminal, civil or administrative violation of any applicable local, state, and provincial, federal, national or international law, treaty, court order, ordinance, regulation or administrative rule.
By using the IP Service(s), Customer represents and warrants to AT&T that Customer (and its Users) are not resident(s) of any country or affiliated with any of organization prohibited to do business within the United States as defined and set forth at: http://www.treas.gov/ofac and http://www.bxa.doc.gov/dpl/thedeniallist.asp. Accounts registered using false or misleading information may be terminated immediately and without notice.
You are prohibited from infringing, publishing, submitting, copying, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting, reproducing, or distributing software, video or audio content, or any other material that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, any other type of intellectual property rights, trademark laws (by rights of privacy or publicity) or other proprietary right of any party unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same. This prohibition includes the use of any material or information including images or photographs that are made available through an AT&T site or Service(s).
For more information about AT&T's copyright protection practices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998:, and for information on how to contact AT&T's DMCA agent, please refer to: http://www.att.net/legal/copyright.
Offensive or Threatening Material or Content
AT&T IP Services shall not be used to host, post, transmit, or re-transmit any content or material that is threatening, harassing, obscene, indecent, hateful, malicious, racist, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or otherwise harmful or offensive to third parties, treasonous, excessively violent or promotes the use of violence, or provides instruction, information or assistance in causing or carrying out violence against any government, organization, group or individual, or provides guidance, information or assistance with respect to causing damage or security breaches to AT&T's network or to the network of any other IP Service provider. Customer shall not create or attempt to utilize a domain name that is fraudulent, indecent, offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive or harassing.
Interaction with Minors
AT&T has a zero tolerance policy regarding use of its Service to engage in inappropriate conduct with a minor (anyone under 18 years of age). You shall not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from a minor without the express consent of the parent or guardian of the minor, nor shall you use this Service to harm or intimidate a minor. AT&T complies with all federal and state laws pertaining to the protection of minors, including the reporting of all apparent cases of child pornography or exploitation to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. For more information about online safety, visit www.ncmec.org or www.att.com/safety.
Violation of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, or any state or federal law regulating e-mail services, constitutes an automatic violation of this AUP and AT&T reserves the right to seek damages and other available relief against Customer, as applicable.
Spam/E-mail/Usenet Abuse is prohibited on AT&T IP Services. Examples of Spam/E-mail/Usenet Abuse include but are not limited to the following activities:
- Sending unsolicited electronic mail messages and "mail-bombing" (sending mass unsolicited e-mail messages to a single user, or group of users, commercial or otherwise, or deliberately sending very large attachments to one recipient) using IP Service(s) are prohibited.
- using another site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the site;
- using another computer, without authorization, to send multiple e-mail messages or to retransmit e-mail messages for the purpose of misleading recipients as to the origin;
- using IP addresses that the Customer does not have a right to use;
- collecting the responses from unsolicited electronic messages;
- maintaining a site that is advertised via unsolicited electronic messages, regardless of the origin of the unsolicited electronic messages;
- spamming, or sending unsolicited commercial e-mail, sending unsolicited electronic messages with petitions for signatures, or any chain mail related materials, or requests for charitable donations;;
- sending messages that are harassing or malicious, or otherwise could reasonably be predicted to interfere with another party's quiet enjoyment of the AT&T IP Services or the Internet (e.g., through language, frequency, size or otherwise);
- sending bulk (i.e., twenty-five or more recipients) electronic messages without identifying, within the message, a reasonable means of opting out from receiving additional messages from the sender;
- using distribution lists containing addresses that include those who have opted out;
- sending electronic messages that do not accurately identify the sender, the sender's return address, the e-mail address of origin, or other information contained in the subject line or header.
- forging headers or identifiers in order to disguise the origin of e-mail;
- use of redirect links in unsolicited commercial e-mail to advertise a website or service;
- posting a single message, or messages to online forums or newsgroups, that could reasonably be expected to provoke complaints;
- posting messages to or canceling or superseding messages on an online forum or newsgroup in a manner that violates the rules of the forum or newsgroup or that contain forged header information.
- sending bulk electronic messages in quantities that exceed standard industry norms or that create the potential for disruption of the AT&T network or of the networks with which AT&T interconnects
- intercepting, redirecting or otherwise interfering or attempting to interfere with e-mail intended for other parties
- knowingly deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in a file that the user mails or sends
- using, distributing, advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP or the AUP of any other Internet Service Provider, including, but not limited to, the facilitation of the means to spam;
Spam Damages: Because spam related damages are often difficult to quantify, in those cases where the actual damages cannot be reasonably calculated AT&T reserves the right to seek from the Customer liquidated damages in the amount of five dollars (US$5.00) for each piece of 'spam' or unsolicited bulk email transmitted from or otherwise connected with Customer's account, in addition to any other rights and remedies AT&T may have in contract, law and equity.
It is Customer's responsibility to ensure the security of its network and the machines that connect to and use IP Service(s). You are responsible for configuring and securing your services to prevent damage to the AT&T network and/or the disruption of Service(s) to other customers, and ensuring that your customers and users use the Service(s) in an appropriate manner. Customer is required to take all necessary steps to manage the use of the IP Service(s) in such a manner that network abuse is prevented or minimized to the greatest extent possible. It is Customer's responsibility to take corrective actions on vulnerable or exploited systems to prevent continued abuse. Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and/or civil liability.
AT&T IP Services may not be used to interfere with, to gain unauthorized access to, or otherwise violate the security of AT&T's or another party's server, network, personal computer, network access or control devices, software or data, or other system, or to attempt to do any of the foregoing. Examples of violations of system or network security include but are not limited to:
- intercepting, interfering with or redirecting e-mail intended for third parties, or any form of network monitoring, scanning or probing, or other action for the unauthorized interception of data or harvesting of e-mail addresses;
- hacking - attempting to attack, breach, circumvent or test the vulnerability of the user authentication or security of any host, network, server, personal computer, network access and control devices, software or data without express authorization of the owner of the system or network;
- impersonating others in order to obtain another user's account password or other personal information.
- using the IP Service(s) to deliver spyware, or secretly or deceptively obtain the personal information of third parties (phishing, etc.), or engage in modem hi-jacking;
- using any program, file, script, command or the transmission of any message or content of any kind, designed to interfere with a terminal session or the access or use of the Internet or any other means of communication;
- distributing or using tools designed to compromise security, including cracking tools, password guessing programs, packet sniffers or network probing tools (except in the case of authorized legitimate network security operations);
- unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or system without express authorization of the owner of the system or network; this would include use of sniffers or SNMP tools;
- falsifying packet header, sender, or User information whether in whole or in part to mask the identity of the sender, originator or point of origin;
- knowingly uploading or distributing files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another;
- engaging in the transmission of pirated software;
- with respect to dial-up accounts, using any software or device designed to defeat system time-out limits or to allow your account to stay logged on while you are not actively using the AT&T IP Service(s) or using your account for the purpose of operating a server of any type;
- using manual or electronic means to avoid any use limitations placed on the Services;
- gaining unauthorized access to private networks;
- violating rules, regulations, and policies applicable to any network, server, computer database, web site, or ISP that you access through the IP Service(s).
Where an AT&T Service account, service or feature description specifies limits on bandwidth, disk utilization, simultaneous connections, and/or aggregate data download or upload, use in excess of those limits is not permitted without an appropriate change in account type or status and may incur additional charges for such usage.
Bandwidth, disk utilization, simultaneous connections, and aggregate data downloads/uploads will be computed or determined by AT&T from time to time in developing its product and service offerings. In the event AT&T determines that an account is exceeding the relevant bandwidth, disk utilization, aggregate data download/upload limits, simultaneous connections, or reasonable session times, the account owner will generally be notified by E-mail. If the excess use continues after such notification, the owner may be requested to upgrade the type of account or to modify the activity creating the excess use, or the account may be terminated.
If excessive bandwidth, disk space utilization, simultaneous connections, aggregate data download or upload, or session length is determined to adversely affect AT&T's ability to provide service, immediate action may be taken. The account owner may be notified by e-mail as soon as practical thereafter.
Customer agrees to indemnify and hold AT&T harmless from any claim, action, demand, loss, or damage (including attorneys' fees) made by any third party against AT&T as a provider of the IP Service(s) arising out of or relating to any violation(s) of this AUP by Customer (or its Users).
Any complaints (other than claims of copyright or trademark infringement) regarding violation of this AUP by an AT&T Customer (or its User) should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Where possible, include details that would assist AT&T in investigating and resolving such complaint (i.e. expanded headers and a copy of the offending transmission).
Revisions to the AUP
AT&T reserves the right to modify its Acceptable Use Policy at any time, and effective when posted to AT&T's web site (http://www.corp.att.com/aup). Notice of any change to this AUP may also be provided to a Customer via electronic mail, if Customer subscribes to AT&T's automated notification system regarding any AUP changes. It is your responsibility to notify AT&T of any change of address. You must respond in a timely manner to complaints concerning misuse of the Service(s) obtained from AT&T. Failure to responsibly manage the use of the Service(s) obtained from AT&T may be cause for termination of Service(s) to you and, depending upon the terms under which you acquired your Service(s), could lead to the imposition of early termination fees.
Updated April 1, 2015