Terms of Use

Last Updated: January 2018

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1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The following agreement outlines your obligations when using the ConsenSys website available at https://www.ConsenSys.net (the “Website”). The Website is owned and operated by ConsenSys Inc., and is accessed by you under the terms of use described below (“Terms of Use”). PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE WEBSITE OR USE THE CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES IN THE WEBSITE. CONSENSYS’S ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ASSENT TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER TERMS; IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE CONSIDERED AN OFFER BY CONSENSYS, ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THESE TERMS.

2. MODIFICATIONS OF TERMS OF USE

ConsenSys reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Use, ConsenSys will notify you by posting an announcement on the Website. What constitutes a “material change” will be determined at ConsenSys’s sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgment. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Website by you following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as modified.

3. PERMITTED USE, LIMITED LICENSE AND AUTHORIZATION TO REPRODUCE

The Site, all of the information and materials contained herein, and the software used to make the Site available (collectively, “Content”) are and shall remain the property of ConsenSys and its licensors and suppliers, and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright, trademark, patent and/or other proprietary rights and laws. You do not acquire any right, title, or interest in such Content by virtue of accessing the Site or making use of the Permitted uses allowed under these Terms of Use.

4. UNAUTHORIZED USE OR ACCESS

Unless otherwise expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or on the Website, you may not take any action to interfere with the Website or any other user’s use of the Website or decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any Content or other products or processes accessible through the Website, nor insert any code or product or manipulate the Content in any way that affects any user’s experience. While using the Website you are required to comply with all applicable statutes, orders, regulations, rules, and other laws. In addition, we expect users of the Website to respect the rights and dignity of others. Your use of the Website is conditioned on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in this section.

You may not (and you expressly agree that you will not) do any of the following, which violate these Terms of Use:

Post, upload, share, transmit, distribute, facilitate distribution of, or otherwise make available, through or in connection with the Website:

  1. Anything that is or may be (a) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating; (b) defamatory; (c) fraudulent or tortious; (d) obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise objectionable; or (e) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right without the express prior consent of the holder of such right.
  2. Any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability; that contains or promotes violence, drug use, illegal gambling or other criminal activity; that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; or that encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities or activities such as “hacking,” “cracking,” or “phreaking.”
  3. Any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment.
  4. Any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional material, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme” or investment opportunity, or any other form of solicitation.
  5. Any material, non-public information about any entity.
  6. Use the Website for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
  7. Use the Website to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about users of the Website.
  8. Impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation any representative of ConsenSys; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make.
  9. Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Website or the servers or networks used to make the Website available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.
  10. Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Website (including without limitation by hacking or defacing any portion of the Website).
  11. Use the Website to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, without ConsenSys’s express prior written consent.
  12. Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Website.
  13. Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Website.
  14. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Website or materials originating from the Website.
  15. Frame or mirror any part of the Website without ConsenSys’s express prior written consent.
  16. Create a database by systematically downloading and storing Website Content.
  17. Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way gather Website Content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website.
  18. Post information about another individual without that individual’s express permission.

Additionally, you acknowledge and agree that you (and not ConsenSys) are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telecommunications, broadband, and computer hardware, equipment, and services needed to access and use the Website, and paying all charges related thereto.

5. IP; CONTENT OWNERSHIP AND USAGE RIGHTS

ConsenSys shall retain all worldwide rights in the intellectual property of the Website and any content on the Website, including, but not limited to, trademarks, the “look and feel” of the Website, its color combinations, layout, and all other graphical elements, and the copyright in and to its original content. You should assume that everything you read or see on the Website is copyrighted or otherwise protected and owned by ConsenSys, or a third party who licensed the right to use such content to ConsenSys. Unless otherwise expressly noted, nothing that you read or see on the Website or other website content, or any of the source code or HTML code that ConsenSys uses to generate the Website may be copied, reproduced, modified, distributed, transmitted, republished, displayed, or performed for commercial use without the prior written consent of ConsenSys, except as provided in the Terms of Use, without prior written consent or otherwise permitted by relevant law.

TRADEMARKS AND TRADE NAMES

The trademarks, logos, service marks, brand identities, title, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights and other properties appearing within Website (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Website are protected intellectual property under both United States and foreign laws and includes registered and unregistered trademarks owned by or licensed to ConsenSys, affiliated entities and others. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website without the written permission of ConsenSys or such third party that may own the Trademark displayed on the Website. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Website, or any other content on the Website, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited. ConsenSys’s trademarks and trade names may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.

For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide all of the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement: