Copyright and Terms of Use

 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

 
© The Aerospace Corporation, 1995-2016.

 

THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION – Web Site TERMS OF USE

 

YOU ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS — READ THESE TERMS OF USE BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE.

 
The following TERMS OF USE applies to any visitor or user (hereinafter referred to as “You”) of the website located at http://www.aerospace.org/ and any websites (singularly and collectively, “the Site”) that The Aerospace Corporation or its subsidiaries (singularly and collectively, “Aerospace”) own and control. Please review it carefully. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement with this Terms of Use and any subsequent updates that Aerospace may make. By accessing the Site, You accept without limitation or quali­fication, and agree to be bound and abide by, the following terms and conditions (Terms of Use).

 

1.  User Conduct

1.1  You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use, and you agree not to: (i) use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Site, or interfere with any other use of the Site, including, but not limited to, any user’s ability to engage in real-time activities through the Site; (ii) use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Site for any purpose, including to monitor or copy any of the material on the Site; (iii) use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Site, or to engage in any other unauthorized purpose without the express prior written consent of Aerospace; (iv) otherwise use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site; or (v) otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.  You further understand and acknowledge that any unauthorized, anticompetitive or illegal use of the Site will be in violation of state and federal law, and you will be subject to criminal and civil penalties as a result.

 

2.  Aerospace Provides the Site For Your Convenience Only

2.1  Aerospace provides the Site to you without charge as a convenience and for your information only. By merely providing access to the Site content, we do not warrant or represent that: the content is accurate or complete; the content is up-to-date or current; we have a duty to update any content; the content is free from technical inaccuracies or typographical errors; the content is free from changes caused by third party; or your access to the Site will be free from interruptions, errors, computer viruses or other harmful components.

2.2  Aerospace does not assume any liability for these matters listed in 2.1 above. In other words, you use the Site at your own risk. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable for any direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages. This includes loss of data or profit arising out of the use or the inability to use the content of the Site, even if one of our representatives has been advised of the possibility of your damages. If your use of the Site results in your need to service, repair or correct equipment or data, you assume the costs to the extent the law allows. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

2.3  The Site content is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Aerospace disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties and merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

 

3.  Third Party Content

3.1 Aerospace may provide hyperlinks or pointers to other web sites maintained by third parties or may provide third party content on our Site by framing or other methods. The links to third party web sites are provided for your convenience and information only. Aerospace is not responsible for links to third party content. The content in any linked web sites is not under our control so we are not responsible for the content, including any further links in a third party site. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to our web site, you do this entirely at your own risk. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that the third party you link to for your use is free of computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

3.2 Aerospace reserves the right to terminate a link to a third party web site at any time. The fact that we provide a link to a third party site does not mean that we endorse, authorize or sponsor that site. It also does not mean that we are affiliated with the third party site’s owners or sponsors.

3.3 If a third party links to our Site, it is not necessarily an indication of an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or partnership by or with us. In most cases, we are not aware that a third party has linked to our Site.

 

4. Third-Party or Your Links to our Site

4.1. If you or any third party links to our Site, you or the third party:

  1. May link to, but not replicate, our Site content;
  2. Shall not create a browser, border environment or frame our Site content;
  3. Shall not imply that Aerospace is endorsing it or its products;
  4. Shall not misrepresent its relationship with Aerospace;
  5. Shall not present false information about Aerospace products or services; and
  6. Shall not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.

 

5. Any Data You Transmit or Provide to Us is Non-Confidential

5.1 Aerospace does NOT want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through our Site. If you transmit to or post on our Site any material, data, information or idea by any means, it will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be disseminated or used by us for any purpose. Any personally identifiable data provided to us will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which you may read here.

5.2 You are not authorized to post on or transmit to or from our Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other content that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.

 

6. Your Use of Our Web Site is Restricted

6.1 Our Site and its content are owned and operated by us. Our Site’s content is copyrighted and protected by U.S. and worldwide copyright laws, treaty provisions, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, communications regulations and statutes, and other intellectual property laws.

6.2 No content from our Site may be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. You also may not, without our permission, “mirror” any material contained on our Site on any other server. The sole exceptions to these restrictions are:

  1. you obtain written permission from us to waive these restrictions; or
  2. you may download one copy of the content on a single computer for informational, non-commercial and personal use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices and do not modify, and will not copy or post, the content on any network computer or broadcast in any media.

6.3  Violation of these restrictions will be a violation of one or more laws and is expressly prohibited by law. If you violate these restrictions, you may be subject to civil and criminal penalties. If we grant you permission to waive these restrictions, the permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these terms or conditions.

 

7. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability

7.1  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE AND ANY ITEMS OR LINKS DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED THROUGH IT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER AEROSPACE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SITE AND ACCESS TO THE MATERIAL CONTAINED WITHIN IT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. AEROSPACE HAS NOT REVIEWED ALL OF THE SITES LINKED TO OUR SITE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY OFF-SITE PAGES OR ANY OTHER SITES LINKED TO OUR SITE.

7.2  THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.  AEROSPACE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT MATERIALS IN THE SITE ARE LEGALLY ACCESSIBLE FROM ANY PARTICULAR LOCATION AND ACCESS TO THEM FROM TERRITORIES WHERE THEIR CONTENTS ARE ILLEGAL IS PROHIBITED.

7.3 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL AEROSPACE OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SITE CONTENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR PROFIT, ARISING OUT OF THE USE, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, EVEN IF AEROSPACE OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  AEROSPACE ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE WEBSITE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT AEROSPACE IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH USER. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE.

 

8. Indemnification

8.1 You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Aerospace, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the unauthorized use of the Site by you or on your behalf.

 

9. Miscellaneous

9.1 The copyright in all material provided on the website is held by Aerospace, its subsidiaries and affiliates, or provided with permission from the copyright owner.

9.2 The trademarks, service marks, and logos (the “Trademarks”) used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Aerospace and others. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site, without the written permission of the Trademark owner. The name “The Aerospace Corporation” or the Aerospace logos may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this Site, without prior, written permission from Aerospace. Aerospace prohibits use of its logos as a “hot” link to any Aerospace Site unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by Aerospace in writing.