Terms Of Service
All users (“User”), must carefully read and accept the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), before using any services of this web site (“Services”).
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMSThe Services are provided by or on behalf of the PatentRetriever posse (“PatentRetriever”). The Services are governed by these Terms of Service (“TOS”).
By entering PatentRetriever’s website (“PatentRetriever”) at www.patentretriever.com or using the Services, you agree to accept and be bound by the TOS and are deemed to be a user of the Services. (“User”)
The TOS is an ongoing contract between the User and PatentRetriever.
2. CHANGES TO TOS
PatentRetriever reserves the right to change or modify all or part of the TOS at any time, effective upon publication on this site, without notice to the User.
3. SERVICE DESCRIPTION
PatentRetriever offers Services to any human being but not machines, artificial intelligence or cybernetic organisms.
Users accept the risk involved in relying on content provided by this web site.
4. USER REQUIREMENTS
Users should be at least 18 years old to use PatentRetriever and should provide valid email addresses and personal information when asked.
6. USER CONDUCT
The User agrees not to use the Service to:
a) Disturb or interfere with the Services, the servers or the networks connected to the Services;
b) Violate any Local or International Law or applicable regulations;
c) Collect and store other Users’ personal data without their explicit permission;
d) Abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate others.
7. PATENTRETRIEVER’S RIGHTS
The User recognises and accepts that the sole discretion lies with PatentRetriever to do the following without providing the User with prior notice:
a) to monitor the activity of a User;
b) to ban a User from using the site;
c) limit user activities on PatentRetriever;
d) to terminate any registered accounts of the User without giving the User any prior notice.
This web site is far from perfect and may contain many bugs. It may lead you to incorrect patent documents, etc. You should therefore always check the patent documents that are downloaded to ensure that is what you wanted.
This web site is for your convenience only and should not be relied upon as evidence of fact. Patents and patent applications are legal documents and should always obtain a certified true copy from the government Patent Office if any reliance on the accuracy of the content is required.
In the event of legal action brought by third parties against PatentRetriever in relation to the User’s breach of the TOS or any law, the User agrees to indemnify PatentRetriever, and its affiliates, partners, owners, officers, agents, and employees from all claims and demands (including legal fees). The User agrees to indemnify PatentRetriever for any fees incurred in any legal action. The User agrees to cooperate with PatentRetriever’s defence of such claims, where necessary.
9. NO RESALE OR COMMERCIAL USE OF THE SERVICE
The User agrees not to reproduce, copy, duplicate, sell, resell or in any way use for commercial purposes any part of the Service, including access to the Service or data provided by the Service. Data includes, but is not limited to, information about patents and intellectual property.
10. GENERAL RULES REGARDING SERVICE USE
The User agrees that PatentRetriever may establish rules and general limits regarding the use of the Service, including the maximum amount of disk space that can be used by each User, the number of times the User can access the Service per unit of time, the number and size of the content which can be downloaded, the duration of each session. The User agrees that PatentRetriever cannot be held responsible for the loss of data, or content uploaded by the User.
11. SERVICE MODIFICATION
PatentRetriever reserves the sole and exclusive right to modify its Services at any moment, without giving the User prior notice. The User agrees that PatentRetriever cannot be held responsible for any modification, suspension or termination of Services.
12. PATENTRETRIEVER’s PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
Please report any violations of the TOS to our Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
14. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE
If any provision of the TOS is held void or unenforceable, that determination will not affect
a) The provision’s application in other circumstances;
b) Other provisions in the TOS; or
c) The TOS’s validity or enforceability as a whole.
15. HYPERLINKSPatentRetriever may have links to other websites, and other websites might have links that lead to PatentRetriever. PatentRetriever is not responsible for the content on these sites, and Users enter those sites at their own risk and rely on such content at their own risk.
All communications between the Parties shall happen in written form both via electronic mail or postal services.
17. GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM
The TOS shall be governed by the laws applicable in the Republic of Madagascar. Users hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of Madagascan courts in any matters arising out the interpretation of the TOS and its effects.
1. PATENTRETRIEVER’S DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The User declares expressly that:
a) The utilization of the Service is at his/her sole discretion. The Service is provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE”. Therefore PatentRetriever cannot be held responsible in relation to the fruition and availability of the Service. PatentRetriever expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind.
b) In particular, PatentRetriever does not warrant that:
(i) the service will satisfy the User’s needs,
(ii) the Service will be provided without interruptions, or without errors,
(iii) the quality of services purchased through the Service will satisfy the User’s expectations.
c) Any file downloaded or obtained through the Service is supplied at the sole discretion of the User, and the User is solely responsible for any harm produced, directly or indirectly, by the content on a User’s computer or mobile phone.
d) No advice, suggestion, help, written or verbally, provided by PatentRetriever to the user, shall imply any warranty or representation from PatentRetriever.
2. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
The Services are provided without implicit or explicit warranties. PatentRetriever cannot be held responsible for any harm due to an inability to access or use the Service, or the loss of the files uploaded by the User. It is the responsibility of the User to keep a copy of content uploaded on PatentRetriever. PatentRetriever cannot be held responsible for any harm, loss or inconvenience resulting from the inability to access the Service; viruses; damaged files; errors; interruption of or disruptionsd to the Service; network problems; non-authorized access; and modification of data.
In no event will PatentRetriever nor any of its partners, consultants, employees or other representatives be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of the Services, including, without limitation, any lost income, profits or opportunity, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on the User’s computer or otherwise, even if PatentRetriever is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages, or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable.
In the event, that the limitation of liability is deemed unreasonable, PatentRetriever’s liability to the User in the event of any action cannot exceed the amount that User has paid PatentRetriever for the use of the Services and PatentRetriever’s liability is accordingly limited.
PatentRetriever does not accept any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage suffered by the use (intended or otherwise) of this service.
Data Protection and Privacy Statement
PatentRetriever respects privacy and of your personal information. We recognize your need for appropriate protection where possible and management of your personal information submitted to us.
In the process of visiting PatentRetriever, you may submit information personal to us, such as your name, email address, Password, Username, telephone number, date of birth, your loaction, and other such information. This might be in the process of use, registration, correspondence or otherwise.
What does PatentRetriever use Personal Information for?
PatentRetriever may collect and use your personal information in order to contact you efficiently, and personalize the web site based on your individual requirements.
It might be necessary for information you provide us to be transmitted across different countries, and stored in various countries. In submitting information to PatentRetriever, you consent PatentRetriever to storing and transmitting such information across countries.. All reasonable efforts will be made by PatentRetriever to ensure that your information is secure.
It is PatentRetriever’s policy not to disclose your personal information to the public. However, PatentRetriever is required to comply with the law and will disclose any information necessary when requested by verified law enforcement agencies or governmental officials or when ordered to do so by a Court of law.
PatentRetriever may collect other information about our customers, partners, sales, traffic patterns and related site information. This information helps us evaluate and improve our site and is sometimes useful for marketing and investment analysis. We may share this information with third parties, but only in aggregate statistical form that includes no personal identifying information. In accessing PatentRetriever, you consent to the collection and disclosure of such non-identifying information.
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Intellectual Property and Linking
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(a) there is no removal, alteration or modification of any copyright notices, trade marks or logos;
(b) you do not copy, modify, sell, distribute, adapt, publish, frame, or otherwise reproduce any material without the prior written consent of PatentRetriever; and
(c) any copies that you make must be marked "© Copyright PatentRetriever".
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