AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND LORD CORPORATION
The LORD Corporation website is comprised of various Web pages operated by LORD Corporation.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
The LORD Corporation website may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of LORD Corporation and LORD Corporation is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. LORD Corporation is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. LORD Corporation is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by LORD Corporation of the site or any association with its operators.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The LORD Corporation website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal Web pages, calendars and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services") You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
LORD Corporation has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, LORD Corporation reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. LORD Corporation reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
LORD Corporation reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in LORD Corporation's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. LORD Corporation does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, LORD Corporation specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized LORD Corporation spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of LORD Corporation.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO LORD CORPORATION OR POSTED AT ANY LORD CORPORATION WEBSITE
LORD Corporation does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to LORD Corporation (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any LORD Corporation website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting LORD Corporation, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. LORD Corporation is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in LORD Corporation's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LORD CORPORATION WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. LORD CORPORATION AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE LORD CORPORATION WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. INFORMATION, WEBSITE CONTENT, AND/OR ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE LORD CORPORATION WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR TECHNICAL, ENGINEERING, SCEINTIFIC, PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
LORD CORPORATION AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE LORD CORPORATION WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. LORD CORPORATION AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES
All contents of the LORD Corporation website are: Copyright 1997-2011 LORD Corporation and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person or event is intended or should be inferred.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD
You agree and represent that You are at least 18 years old.
YOU MUST BE THE ONLY OWNER OF YOUR SUBMISSION
You agree and represent that You are the only owner of your Submission and that no one else has a claim of ownership or use to your Submission.
NON-CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ONLY-NO SECRETS ARE BEING SUBMITTED
You agree and warrant that all information in your Submission is NON-CONFIDENTIAL. You agree that your Submission is hereby deemed NON-CONFIDENTIAL and does not include a secret. You agree that it is hereby deemed and agreed to that your Submission does not include any Trade Secrets as defined by the North Carolina Trade Secrets Protection Act (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-152(3)"Trade secret" means business or technical information, including but not limited to a formula, pattern, program, device, compilation of information, method, technique, or process that: a. Derives independent actual or potential commercial value from not being generally known or readily ascertainable through independent development or reverse engineering by persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and b. Is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy) All information included in this Submission will be considered as Non-Secret Non-Confidential Public information.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR SUBMISSION
You agree that you must solely and only rely on your United States Federally registered,granted, or applied for United States Intellectual Property Rights (U.S. patents, trademarks, and copyrights) to protect the information you are submitting in your Submission. You agree that LORD Corporation shall have no duty to protect or keep secret any information in your Submission since such only contains Non-Secret Non-Confidential Public information, and You agree that all rights and remedies arising from your Submission shall be limited to and governed by those rights and remedies accorded to You by the U.S. Federal laws governing U.S. patents; and LORD Corporation shall have only the obligation of every member of the general public to respect the claims of any valid patent held by You. You agree and understand that if your Submission in not protected by United States Intellectual Property Rights and/or an additional executed written agreement, that your Submission and the information and content in your Submission may be used by others including LORD Corporation.
SUBMISSIONS SHALL NOT BE RETURNED
You agree that LORD Corporation has no obligation or duty to return or destroy your Submission.
NO ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS WITH LORD CORPORATION