Altova User Forum Terms Of Service



These Altova User Forums Terms of Service, the Altova Website Terms of Use and the Altova Privacy Policy govern your use of the Altova User Forum(s) (the “Forum(s)”). These terms are not exhaustive and Altova reserves the right to modify them at any time, effective upon posting of the modified terms on the Altova Website. By registering as a user or using the Forum(s), you agree to abide by these terms as modified from time to time. Any violation of these terms may result in the suspension or termination of your right to access the Forum(s).

The Forum(s) are a free discussion place where you can exchange information with other users, provide feedback to Altova, and discuss the latest developments in the XML market. Please note that the Forum(s) were launched so that our users have the possibility to interact and exchange their experiences regarding Altova's product line with one another. The Forum(s) are English language forums.

Registration

You are not obligated to register in order to access the Forum(s) and read the message boards. However, registration (via provision of a valid email address, user name and password) and login are required in order to post to the message boards and adjust user settings. Altova will handle all information received from you in accordance with the Altova Privacy Policy but does reserve the right to release information as set forth therein and below. When you register, you will also be asked to enter some personal information. Please keep in mind when choosing a user name and filling out your profile that whenever you post to a message board your user name and a link to your profile and online status will appear when you are on the forum. Your profile may display historical information such as “joined,” “last visit” or number of posts. Altova may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a user name (or email address) that is already being used by someone else, impersonates another person, belongs to another person (without his or her prior consent), violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or that Altova rejects for any other reason at our sole discretion. In consideration of your use of the Forum(s), you agree that all information provided in your profile is accurate, true, current and complete.

Altova Moderators and Screening

Although the Altova User Forum(s) are moderated by Altova employees and Altova does permit support and software engineers to post answers to questions in the user forum, this is not a replacement for the regular support mechanism and accordingly there is no guarantee that a question will be answered. The forum(s) are not a substitute for contacting Altova support. If you need to contact Altova support please do so by using the contact information provided.

Please note that Altova does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, usefulness, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or quality of any content on the Altova User Forum(s), regardless of who originates that content. You expressly understand and agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on that content. Altova will not be liable or responsible in any way for any content posted including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in content, or for any losses or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or reliance on any content. This disclaimer and limitation on liability is in addition to the disclaimers and limitations contained in the Altova Website Terms of Use.

Altova generally does not pre-screen, verify or edit the content posted by users in the Forum(s). However, Altova and its agents reserve the right to investigate any violation of the Altova Website Terms of Use and these Forum Terms of Service and to take appropriate action. Altova has absolute discretion to enforce these terms, including but not limited to, warning users of violations, disabling or suspending message privileges and/ or Forum(s) access, deleting, screening or editing any content, or prohibiting any behavior that does not comply with these terms, including the rules set forth below, or which is otherwise inappropriate for the Forum(s), harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate.

Links

Altova permits users to post hypertext links to content hosted and maintained by third parties. Although linked sites are not generally reviewed by Altova’s moderators, links are subject to treatment like any other type of content posted to the Forum(s). You may not include a link in the Forum that directs users to any content or information that, if posted in the Forum, would constitute a violation of these terms. Viewing any linked site, including those controlled by Altova, is at your own risk. You should use your own judgment before you use any link or access any linked site. When leaving the Forum(s) using any link provided by a user, you should be aware that Altova’s terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies of that site. If you access a linked site and find that materials to be in violation of these terms, you may report the link as described below. Altova makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hypertext link from the Forum(s).

Rules

We encourage you to use caution and not reveal information that you do not want to make public in your postings. Any personal information that you post can be obtained and used by others. Anything you post in the Forum, you post at your own risk. You use the Forum at your own risk. In any online forum like Forum(s), it is not possible to be sure that other users are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated.

By participating in the Forum(s), including the posting of content and sending of messages, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any content (including text, links, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information) that: (i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, obscene, racially or ethnically offensive or otherwise objectionable; (ii )infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity; (iii) constitutes advertising or promotion, junk mail, "spamming," chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation.; (iv) contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware; (v) provides any non-public information about Altova or any other company or person without the proper authorization to do so. ; (vi) intentionally interferes with the operation of the Forum(s) or with a fellow user's message box, without limitation, mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.; (vii) impersonates any person or entity, including an Altova employee or forges any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header or any part of a message header.; (viii) attacks or insults another Forum(s) user or moderator; (ix) suggests or encourages illegal activity; or (x) violates U.S. or international laws or regulations.

You agree to indemnify and hold Altova and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees harmless from any claim, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Forum(s), your use of the Forum(s), your violation of these terms or the Altova Website Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another.

Release of Information

Altova also may release information concerning your use of the Forum(s) (including posted content, registration information, and network records) when Altova believes release is appropriate to comply with the law; to enforce or apply Altova's Website Terms of Use and these terms; to protect Altova's rights or property, or to protect Altova's users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of the Forum(s); or if Altova reasonably believes that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay. Deliberate attempts by you or someone on your behalf to evade or circumvent your suspension or termination of your rights to use the Forum(s) violates these term, constitutes an unlawful trespass to Altova's equipment and systems, and may result in legal action. To report violations of these terms please follow the procedures set forth in the Altova Website terms of use.

Last Updated: 2011-03-22