Terms and Conditions for Use of VIP-Central.org
Welcome to VIP-Central.org (the “Site”), a service provided by Synopsys, Inc. (“Synopsys”). The Site provides a centralized online resource of relevant forums and blogs focusing on verification of today’s industry-standard protocols. Your access and use of the Site, along with any information and materials contained or referenced herein, is governed by and subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms”). Additional terms and conditions may apply to certain features or services of the Site, which will be posted with those features or services, and, together with these Terms, govern your use of those features and/or services. By accessing or using this Site or downloading any information or materials from the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions in these Terms and, as applicable, as supplemented and modified by additional terms and conditions. Your access to and use of the Site is expressly conditioned on your compliance with these Terms.
In order to access certain features of the Site, you may need to register and create an account (“Account”) and become a “Registered User”. In creating an Account, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. If you access or use the information and materials on this Site as an employee of or for the benefit of your company, you represent that you have the power and authority to accept these Terms on behalf of your company. When creating an Account, you will be required to provide certain personal information about yourself and establish a username and a password. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided is inaccurate, false or misleading. You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use for your Account and for any activities or actions under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.
Content on the Site
All information, text, graphics, images, and other materials (“Content”) made available on the Site are provided for informational purposes only and any use or reliance on any Content is at your own risk. We do not monitor, review, or approve the Content or any opinions or advice expressed on the Site and none of the Content appearing on the Site should be construed as or imply an endorsement or recommendation by us. We make no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any Content provided through the Site, or any information, goods or services promoted or displayed through the Site.
No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by us or our licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Site or the Content therein.
Content You Submit
You are responsible for all Content that you post, upload and otherwise make available through the Site. By submitting Content through the Site, you hereby grant to us, a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, license, transfer, display, perform, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise make available such Content. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of the Site, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms. You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Site and you are responsible for protecting those rights.
You can remove Content that you posted from the Site by specifically deleting it. In certain instances, however, some Content (such as forum posts or comments you make) may not be removed from the Site and copies of Content may continue to exist on the Site and/or elsewhere, such as in published or recorded form once it has been downloaded or reposted by others. We have no responsibility or liability for the removal or deletion of, or the failure to remove or delete, any Content on the Site.
In connection with providing Content, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of the Content that you make available through the Site or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant the rights to the Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) neither the Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of it or the use of it (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Site will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
In connection with providing Content, you further agree that you will not post, upload, submit or otherwise transmit any Content or other material that: (i) contains any confidential information or any competitive benchmarking information; (ii) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (iii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to legal liability; (iv) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (v) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (vi) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vii) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; (viii) promotes illegal activities; or (ix) contains any malware, viruses, or other destructive code.
You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site or to review or edit any Content, but we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Site, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. We reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Content, that we consider, in our sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Site.
We do not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Site and will remove any such Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA“) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements above, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
You agree not to do any of the following while accessing or using the Site: (i) attempt to access or search the Site or download Content from the Site through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided or other generally available third party web browsers; (ii) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers; (iii) gather and use information, such as other users’ names, real names, email addresses, available through the Site to transmit any unsolicited advertising, junk mail, spam or other form of solicitation; (iv) use the Site for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not authorized by these Terms; (v) violate any applicable law or regulation; or (vi) encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
You may cancel your Account at any time by deactivating it. If you breach any of these Terms, we will have the right to suspend, disable or terminate your access to or use of the Site, at our sole discretion and without prior notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that if your Account is cancelled or disabled, you will no longer be able to access your Account or to post, modify or delete any Content that you had posted to the Site through your Account. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access or use of the Site and/or any Content.
The Site is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, we (or our licensors) exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Site, including all associated intellectual property rights. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site. You acknowledge and agree that any feedback, comments or suggestions you may provide regarding the Site (“Feedback”) will be our sole and exclusive property and you hereby irrevocably assign to us all of your right, title and interest in and to all Feedback.
Links to Other Sites
The Site may contain external links to other websites, resources and information, which are not governed by these Terms. We are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such links; or (ii) the information, products, or services available on or through such links. The availability of those links on the Site does not imply any endorsement by us and you assume all risk arising from your use or reliance of any of those products, services or information.
The Site is Available “AS-IS”
Use of the Site is at your sole discretion and risk. The Site and all Content included therein, are provided on an “AS IS” and on an “AS AVAILABLE” basis. We will not be responsible for any harm to your computer, network, mobile device or tablet computer, loss of data or other harm that results from your use of the Site. We make no warranty that the Site will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. Without limiting the foregoing, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE SITE AND ANY CONTENT INCLUDED THEREIN, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your unauthorized use of and access to the Site; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms (including any violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right); or (iii) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive any termination or cancellation of your Account.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, USE, GOODWILL, ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS arising ouT of or in connection with thESE TERMS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SITE; (iv) ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF the SITE OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE; AND (v) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF ANY CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so to that extent, the limitations above may not apply to you.
You agree to comply fully with all U.S. and foreign export laws and regulations to ensure that neither the Content nor any technical data related thereto nor any direct product thereof is exported or re-exported directly or indirectly in violation of, or used for any purposes prohibited by, such laws and regulations. By accessing or using any Content, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
These Terms constitute the whole legal agreement with you regarding the Site, govern your use of the Site, and completely supersede and replace any prior agreements between us regarding the Site. We may provide you with notices by email or posting on the Site. The failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. You acknowledge and agree that each member of the group of companies of which Synopsys is the parent shall be third party beneficiaries to these Terms and that such other companies shall be entitled to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision of the Terms which confers a benefit on (or rights in favor of) them. Other than this, no other person or company shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to or application of conflict of laws rules or principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California, to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. We may revise these Terms from time to time, and we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. By continuing to access or use the Site after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
Effective July 23rd, 2012