PTS is a trademark of Company, or its affiliates. All rights reserved. These and other PTS graphics, logos and service marks are trademarks of Company and its affiliates and may not be used without prior written consent of Company or its affiliates, as the case may be. All other trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners.
II. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
User expressly agrees that use of this site is at User’s sole risk. Neither Company nor its affiliates nor any of their officers, directors, or employees, agents, third-party content providers, merchants, sponsors, licensors (collectively, Providers), or the like, warrant that this site will be uninterrupted or error free, nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this site, or as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information content, service, or merchandise provided through this site.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS, INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. NO ORAL ADVICE OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, OR THE LIKE, SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY; NOR SHALL USER RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE.
Under no circumstance shall Company or any other party involved in creating, producing, or distributing this site be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use this site, including but not limited to reliance by User on any information obtained from this site or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to this site’s records, programs or services. User hereby acknowledges that this paragraph shall apply to all content, merchandise, and services available through this site. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
A. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
User acknowledges that this site contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds and other material (collectively referred to as “Content”) that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and Company owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. User may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, User may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for User’s personal use and that User maintains any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see, e.g., 17 U.S.C. Section 107), User may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other proprietary right. In addition to the foregoing, use of any software Content shall be governed by the software license agreement accompanying such software.
B. DISTRIBUTION/UPLOADING OF THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
Except as set forth in Section III(A) above, User may upload to or otherwise distribute only Content that is not subject to any copyright or other proprietary rights protection (collectively, Public Content), or Content in which the author has given express authorization for distribution on the World Wide Web. Any copyrighted or other proprietary Content distributed with the consent of a copyright owner should contain a phase such as “Copyright owned by [name of owner]; used by permission.” User will be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from such submission. Neither Company, nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, Providers, or the like, will be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from such User submission. In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Users and other persons can report an infringement to Company at the following email address: [email protected]. By submitting Content to any areas on the site, including without limitation any product reviews or participation in any chat rooms, User automatically grants, or warrants, that the owner of such Content has expressly granted Company the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, sublicense, copy and distribute the Content in whole or in part worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such Content. User also permits any other User to access, store, or reproduce the Content for that User’s personal use. Subject to this grant, the owner of Content placed on this site retains any and all rights which may exist in such Content. User agrees not to upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or in any way detrimentally impact the operation of any computer, software or web site. User further agrees not to: (a) conduct or forward chain letters or pyramid schemes; (b) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others; (c) falsify or delete any Content or any information or material contained in a file that is uploaded; or (d) do anything or omit to do anything which would restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying any of the services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities on this site.
C. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
Company is a distributor and not a publisher of Content supplied by third parties and Users. Company has no more editorial control over such Content than does a public library or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of Content expressed or made available by third parties, including Providers or any other User of this site, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of Company or its affiliates or any of their officers, directors, employees or agents. Neither Company nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees or agents, nor any third party, including any Provider, or any other User of this site, guarantees the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. In many instances, the Content available through this site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective Provider, or User not under contract with Company. Company neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on this site by anyone other than authorized Company employees. Under no circumstances shall Company, or its affiliates, or any of their officers, directors, employees or agents be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by User’s reliance on information obtained through this site. It is the responsibility of User to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other Content available through this site. Advice received from this web site should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and User should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to the specific situation.
COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
The United States export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. User agrees to abide by these laws and their regulations, including but not limited to, the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act, and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Content derived from this site to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.
IV. ONLINE CONDUCT
User agrees to use this site only for lawful purposes. User is prohibited from posting on or transmitting through this site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
If Company is notified of allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal or offensive content provided by User (e.g., through an online review or chat room), Company may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such Content from this site. Company may disclose any Content or electronic communication of any kind: (I) to satisfy any law, regulation or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate this site; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of Company, its Users or Providers.
Company reserves the right to prohibit conduct, communication, or Content that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to Users, Company, or any rights of Company or any third party, or to violate any applicable law. Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to deny any User access to this site, any interactive service herein, or any portion of this site without notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither Company nor its Providers can ensure prompt removal of questionable Content after online posting. Accordingly, neither Company, nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees or agents, nor Providers shall assume liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or Content on this site.
VI. TERMINATION OF USAGE
Company may terminate User’s access, or suspend any User’s access to all or part of this site, without notice, for any conduct that Company, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of another User, a third-party Provider, a service provider, or Company.