Terms And Conditions Of Use

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The XOOPS organisation ("XOOPS"), comprised of the internet sites xoops.sourceforge.net (ThenXOOPS Project Site), http://www.xoops.org, dev.xoops.org (then"the XOOPS Sites"), provides the information and services on the the XOOPS Sites to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance, without modification, of the terms and conditions of use ("Terms")ncontained herein. Your use of the the XOOPS Sites constitutes agreement with such Terms.

Before using the XOOPS Sites, please carefully read this agreement relating to your use of the XOOPSnSites. By using the XOOPS Sites, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the XOOPS Sites.

XOOPS reservesnthe right, at XOOPS's sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms periodically. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modifiednagreement to the website unless provided otherwise (e.g., when implementing major, substantive changes, XOOPS intends to provide users with up to fourteen days of advance notice). Your continued usenof the the XOOPS Sites following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean that you accept those changes.

Use of the XOOPS Sites constitutes full acceptance of and agreement to thenTerms; if a user does not accept XOOPS's Terms, he or she is not granted rights to use the XOOPS Sites as defined herein, and should refrain from accessing the XOOPS Sites.

To updatenthese Terms, XOOPS will post both the changed version and its effective date at XOOPS Project Site

XOOPS reserves the right at anyntime and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all the XOOPS Sites (or any part thereof). XOOPS shall not be liable to any user or other third party for anynsuch modification, suspension or discontinuance except as expressly provided herein.

2. NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHBIITED USE

By using the XOOPS Sites, you warrant tonXOOPS that you will not use the XOOPS Sites, or any of the content obtained from the XOOPS Sites, for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. If you violate any of these Terms, yournpermission to use the XOOPS Sites automatically terminates.

3. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

The XOOPS Sites are owned and operated by XOOPS for the purpose ofnsoftware development, discussion, implementation and innovation related to XOOPS (the "Purpose"). The XOOPS Sites provide technology news, tools, products and education for the IT and developerncommunity as well as the user base of the XOOPS System.

4. REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

When requested, each XOOPS Site user must: (1) personally provide true,naccurate, current and complete information on the XOOPS Site's registration form (collectively, the "Registration Data") and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data as necessary tonkeep it true, accurate, current and complete. If, after investigation, XOOPS has reasonable grounds to suspect that any user's information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, XOOPSnmay suspend or terminate that user's account and prohibit any and all current or future use of the the XOOPS Sites (or any portion thereof) by that user other than as expressly providednherein.

Each user will receive passwords and account designations upon completing certain XOOPS Site registration processes and is wholly responsible for maintaining the confidentialitynthereof and wholly liable for all activities occurring thereunder. XOOPS cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a user's failure to comply with this Section 4,nincluding any loss or damage arising from any user's failure to: (1) immediately notify XOOPS of any unauthorized use of his or her password or account or any other breach of security; and (2)nensure that he or she exits from his or her account at the end of each session.

XOOPS handles user Registration Data in accordance with the the XOOPS Sites' Privacy Policy.
5. CONTENT

All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever (collectively, "Content"),nwhether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that the user, and not XOOPS, is entirely responsible for allnContent that he or she uploads, posts, emails or otherwise transmits via the the XOOPS Sites. No user shall transmit Content or otherwise conduct or participate in any activities on the XOOPS Sitesnthat, in the judgment of XOOPS, is likely to be prohibited by law in any applicable jurisdiction, including laws governing the encryption of software, the export of technology, the transmission ofnobscenity, or the permissible uses of intellectual property.

Content on XOOPS Project websites should never conflict with the Purpose of promoting and supporting the XOOPS Project and thenXOOPS community.

XOOPS reserves the right to refuse or delete any Content of which it becomes aware and reasonably deems not to fulfill the Purpose. In addition, XOOPS shall have the rightn(but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or delete any Content that it reasonably considers to violate the Terms or be otherwise illegal. XOOPS, in its sole and absolute discretion,nmay preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by XOOPS to protect the rights, property, ornpersonal safety of the XOOPS Sites' users and the public. XOOPS does not control the Content posted to the the XOOPS Sites and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality ofnsuch Content. Under no circumstances will XOOPS be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, liability for any errors or omissions in any Content or for any loss or damage ofnany kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the XOOPS Sites.

Each user, by using the XOOPS Sites, may be exposed to Content that isnoffensive, indecent or objectionable. Each user must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of suchnContent.

6. LICENSING AND OTHER TERMS APPLYING TO CONTENT POSTED ON THE the XOOPS SITES:

Use, reproduction, modification, and other intellectual property rightsnto data stored on the the XOOPS Sites will be subject to licensing arrangements that may be approved by XOOPS as applicable to such Content. For the XOOPS Project SourceForge.net, use, reproduction,nmodification, and other intellectual property rights to data stored in SVN/CVS or as a file release and posted by any user shall be subject to the OSI-approved license applicable to such Source Code,nor to such other licensing arrangements as may be approved by XOOPS as applicable to such Source Code.

With respect to text or data entered into and stored by publicly-accessible sitenfeatures such as forums, comments and bug trackers ("XOOPS Public Content"), the submitting user retains ownership of such XOOPS Public Content; with respect to publicly-available statistical contentnwhich is generated by the site to monitor and display content activity, such content is owned by XOOPS. In each such case, the submitting user grants XOOPS the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable,nnon-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwidenand/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, all subject to the terms of any applicable license.

With respect to content posted tonprivate areas of the XOOPS site dev.xoops.org (e.g., private development tools or mail), the submitting user may grant to XOOPS or other dev.xoops.org users such rights and licenses as the submittingndev.xoops.org user deems appropriate.

Content located on any XOOPS-hosted subdomain which is subject to the sole editorial control of the owner or licensee of such subdomain, shall bensubject to the appropriate license applicable to such Content, or to such other licensing arrangements as may be approved by XOOPS as applicable to such Content.

7. NO RESALE OFnSERVICE

You agree not to sell, resell, or offer for any commercial purposes, any portion of the the XOOPS Sites, use of the the XOOPS Sites, or access to the the XOOPS Sites.
8. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE

XOOPS may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the the XOOPS Sites. While XOOPS will usenreasonable efforts to back up site data and make such data available in the event of loss or deletion, XOOPS has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages andnother communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by any XOOPS Site. XOOPS reserves the right to mark as "inactive" and archive accounts and/or Content that are inactive for an extendednperiod of time. XOOPS reserves the right to change these general practices at any time, in its sole discretion, with notice to users and the public as described in Section 1 above.
9. TERMINATION

XOOPS may terminate a user's account in XOOPS's absolute discretion and for any reason. XOOPS is especially likely to terminate for reasons thatninclude, but are not limited to, the following: (1) violation of these Terms; (2) abuse of site resources or attempt to gain unauthorized entry to the site or site resources; (3) use of an XOOPS sitenin a manner inconsistent with the purpose; (4) a user's request for such termination; or (5) as required by law, regulation, court or governing agency order.

XOOPS's terminationnof any user's access to any or all the XOOPS Sites may be effected without notice and, on such termination, XOOPS may immediately deactivate or delete user's account and/or bar any furthernaccess to such files. XOOPS shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any termination of that user's access or account hereunder. In addition, a user's request for terminationnwill result in deactivation but not necessarily deletion of the account. XOOPS reserves the right to delete, or not delete, a user's account at XOOPS's sole discretion, as well as to delete,nor not delete, content at XOOPS's sole discretion.

10. LINKS

XOOPS, any XOOPS Site or a third party may provide links to other websites. XOOPS exercises noncontrol whatsoever over such other websites and web-based resources and is not responsible or liable for the availability thereof or the Content, advertising, products or other materials thereon.nXOOPS shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss incurred or suffered by any user in connection therewith. Your access and use of linked websites, includingninformation, material, products and services therein, is solely at your own risk.

The the XOOPS Sites' Privacy Statement is applicable only when you are on an XOOPS Site. Once younchoose to link to another website, you should read that website's privacy statement before disclosing any personal information.

11. INDEMNITY; DISCLAIMER; LIMITATIONS OFnLIABILITY

Each user shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless XOOPS, and its parent corporation and affiliates and their respective officers, employees and agents, and each ofnXOOPS's website partners, from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, and liabilities including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of thatnuser's acts or omissions, including claims arising out of that user's use of the the XOOPS Sites; his or her submission, posting or transmission of Content or his or her violation of thenTerms.

EACH USER'S USE OF THE XOOPS SITES IS AT HIS OR HER SOLE RISK. THE XOOPS SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND XOOPS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEnTIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO HIS OR HER COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OFnDATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. XOOPS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OFnMERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, XOOPS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE XOOPS SITES OR ANY SERVICE THEREON WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) ANY USERnACCESS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY ANY USER WILL MEET HIS OR HER EXPECTATIONS,nAND (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. EXCLUDING ONLY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF XOOPS'S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, XOOPS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,nINCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF XOOPS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THEnPOSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY USER'S USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY XOOPS SITE OR SERVICES THEREON; THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES; UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO ORnALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE THE XOOPS SITES; OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE XOOPS SITES. IN NO EVENT SHALL XOOPS'S TOTALnCUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO ANY USER OR OTHER PARTY UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR OTHERWISE EXCEED $1,000.00. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION ORnEXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE DEEMED TO CREATE AN AGENCY, PARTNERSHIP, JOINTnVENTURE, EMPLOYEE-EMPLOYER OR FRANCHISOR-FRANCHISEE RELATIONSHIP OF ANY KIND BETWEEN XOOPS AND ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY NOR DO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE EXTEND RIGHTS TO ANY THIRD PARTY. ASnNOTED ABOVE, XOOPS DOES NOT AND CANNOT CONTROL THE ACTIONS OF XOOPS SITE USERS, VISITORS OR LINKED THIRD PARTIES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT ANY MALFEASANCE THAT COMES TO OUR ATTENTION TO THEnAPPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE XOOPS SITES. OPERATION OF the XOOPS Sites MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTERFERENCE FROM NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OURnCONTROL. FURTHER, SCHEDULED AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AS WELL AS REQUIRED AND EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE WORK MAY TEMPORARILY INTERRUPT SERVICES OR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE. THE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY ANDnLIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION,nCOMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF ANY ASSET, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOUR, NEGLIGENCEnOR ANY OTHER COURSE OF ACTION BY XOOPS.

12. COPYRIGHTS

XOOPS respects the intellectual property rights of others, and requires that the people who use the thenXOOPS Sites do the same. It is our policy to respond promptly to claims of intellectual property misuse.

If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in anway that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing:

(1) the electronic or physical signature of thenowner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;

(2) identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

(3)nidentification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit XOOPS to locate the material, including the full URL.

(4) your name, address,ntelephone number, and email address.

(5) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(6) a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner'snbehalf.

If XOOPS receives such a claim, XOOPS reserves the right to refuse or delete Content as described under Section 5 hereto, or to terminate a user's account in accordance withnSection 9.

Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act OF 1998 ("DMCA") is:

XOOPS Project Council
xoops-council@googlegroups.com

After receiving a claim of infringement, XOOPS will process andninvestigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantiallyncomplying with the DMCA, XOOPS will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity, and will actnexpeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. XOOPS will take reasonable steps to expeditiously notify the subscribernthat it has removed or disabled access to such material.

Upon receipt of a proper counter notification under the DMCA, XOOPS will promptly provide the person who provided the initialnnotification of claimed infringement with a copy of the counter notification and inform that person that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten (10) to fourteenn(14) business days. Additionally, XOOPS will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the counter notice, unlessnXOOPS's designated agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the initial notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber fromnengaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the XOOPS system or network.

You may provide us with a counter notification by providing our copyright agent the followingninformation in writing:

(1) your physical or electronic signature;

(2) identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the locationnat which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled, including the full URL;

(3) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief thatnthe material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;

(4) your name, address, and telephone number, and a statementnthat you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial districtnin which XOOPS may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the initial notification of infringement.

13. GENERAL INFORMATION
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between each user and XOOPS and govern each user's use of the XOOPS Sites, superseding any prior agreements. Each user may be subject tonadditional terms and conditions that may apply when that user uses affiliate services, third party content or third party software. The Terms and the relationship between each user and XOOPS shall bengoverned by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions and each party shall submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within thencounty of Santa Clara, California. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to giveneffect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.

14. VIOLATIONS
Please report any violations of the Terms (except for claims of intellectual property infringement) to the XOOPS Project Council at xoops-council@googlegroups.com


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