PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND RIGHTS
The SIEC Websites may contain proprietary and/or confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You may view and download materials and content from the SIEC Websites according to your authorized account permissions and use such materials and content solely for informational and non‐commercial purposes or as otherwise permitted by SIEC in writing, provided that you (i) keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact, and (ii) do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, distribute, transmit, reproduce, display, publish, license, create derivative works from, sell, lease, otherwise exploit for commercial purposes, transfer, assign, or otherwise make unauthorized or improper use of the SIEC Websites and any information and materials obtained from them.
The SIEC Websites contain trademarks of SIEC and its third party licensors. Unauthorized use of any SIEC or third party trademarks, service marks, or logos may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws. You must obtain SIEC’s written permission prior to using any trademark or service mark of SIEC. SIEC and/or its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the SIEC Websites, except as otherwise expressly indicated. The SIEC Websites are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The SIEC Websites may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of SIEC and SIEC 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. SIEC is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. SIEC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by SIEC of the site or any association with its operators.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The SIEC Websites 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.
SIEC has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, SIEC reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. SIEC reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
SIEC 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 SIEC's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. SIEC does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, SIEC 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 SIEC spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of SIEC.
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.
ONLINE USER ACCOUNT SECURITY AND PASSWORDS
Authorized Users of the Restricted Sites are provided access to available online data according to their authorized account permissions by way of an online subscriber identification name, or User ID, and a password selected by the User. Users agree to keep these passwords private and further agree to refrain from sharing the passwords with any unauthorized person or allowing any unauthorized person to log onto or use the Restricted Sites. Passwords must be kept secure, and should not be revealed over the phone, in an unencrypted e‐mail message, in writing, or stored on a portable data storage device, such as a laptop, flash drive, PDA, or mobile phone. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of your User ID and password.
Please notify SIEC promptly if you become aware that any password information or any area of the SIEC Websites has been compromised, or if you become aware of any unauthorized access to an account, whether or not such access was by someone who is generally authorized to access the system or is authorized to access other accounts.
ACCESS TO OTHER ONLINE USER ACCOUNTS
Each User's access to the Restricted Sites is limited to that portion of such SIEC Websites for which the User has authorized account permissions. If any User obtains unauthorized access to data or information that it knows, or reasonably should know, to be outside the area of its authorization, whether accessed through inadvertent or other means, the User shall immediately exit the area and is prohibited from saving, printing, storing, sending or making any other use of, maintaining, sharing, publishing or otherwise disseminating any data or information so accessed.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Display of a product or service offering on the SIEC Websites is not a guarantee that the product or service offering is currently available or that it will be available on the SIEC Websites when you visit again. Any description or reference to non‐SIEC products or services in the SIEC Websites is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products or services by SIEC.
DISCLAIMERS, LIABILITY WAIVERS, LIMITATION OF DAMAGES, INDEMNITY, AND OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
SIEC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED, GENERATED OR MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SIEC WEBSITES (THE "INFORMATION"), NOR FOR ANY DECISIONS OR ACTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT TAKE BASED ON INFORMATION. THE USE OF INFORMATION, OR RELIANCE ON IT, IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY SUCH INFORMATION IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE EXPERT, PROFESSIONAL, FINANCIAL OR LEGAL ADVICE OR OPINION. THE SIEC WEBSITES AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SIEC WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON‐INFRINGEMENT, DATA ACCURACY, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT.
SIEC DISCLAIMS AND DOES NOT WARRANT THE OPERATION, PERFORMANCE, SAFETY OR SECURITY OF THE SIEC WEBSITES.
SIEC MAY TERMINATE, FOR ANY REASON, TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, THE SIEC WEBSITES, OR YOUR ACCESS TO THEM. SIEC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR DISCONTINUANCE OF THE SIEC WEBSITES.
SIEC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SIEC WEBSITES OR ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED OR PROVIDED VIA THE SIEC WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, OR LOSS OF PROFITS.
Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law. In such cases, SIEC’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.