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Terms Of Use And Notices Agreement Between User And The NAPP

By accessing, using or downloading content from this Web Site, You (“User”) agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions.

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2014-16 National Association of Patent Practitioners, 1629 K St NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC  20006.  All Rights Reserved.  All materials posted on this Web Site are subject to copyrights owned by the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) and other individuals or entities.  Any reproduction, retransmission, or republication of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless the NAPP or the copyright owner of the material has granted its prior written consent to do so.  All other rights reserved.

Trademark Notice

The names, trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Web Site are owned by the National Association of Patent Practitioners, and may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or other activities indicating the NAPP’s sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without the NAPP’s prior express written permission.

No Attorney/Agent-Client Relationship

The NAPP does not create an attorney/agent-client relationship by maintaining this Web Site or by allowing You to access it. While We hope to keep material on this Web Site current and accurate, any legal information on this Web Site or in Our archives may be inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or not applicable to Your legal needs.

Also, please do not send any requests for legal advice via the interactivity that may be offered by the NAPP Web Site, such as the NAPP electronic mailing list. You should assume that such communications will not be attorney/agent-client privileged.  In fact, You may lose Your attorney-client privilege to such information by such transmission.  The NAPP cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information You transmit, so You do so at Your own risk.

Notice Regarding Member Account, Password and Security

If a particular portion of the NAPP Web Site requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the application registration form.  You will then choose a password and be assigned a user name.  You are entirely and solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account information.  Furthermore, you are entirely and solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account.  You agree to notify the NAPP immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.  The NAPP will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your account and/or password, either with or without your knowledge.  However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by the NAPP or another party due to someone else using your account and/or password.  You may not use anyone else’s account at any time without the permission of the account holder.

Notice Regarding Use of Services; Rules of Conduct

The NAPP Web Site may contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums, file cabinets and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable You to communicate with others (collectively, “Communication Services”).  You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service.

By entering material on any page of this Web Site, You are responsible for the content of that material.  The NAPP has no responsibility for the content of the messages or information posted by You.

The NAPP has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services.  However, the NAPP reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in Our sole discretion.  The NAPP reserves the right to terminate Your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

Job Bank Usage Agreement

The National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) is not involved in actual contacts between employers and candidates listed on Our Web Site.  Users assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom they come into contact through the site.  The NAPP assumes no responsibility or liability for any employment decisions made by any individual or entity posting or applying for positions on the site.  Any selection, retention or hire of any individual or entity is based solely on the user’s determination that such hire is suitable for the user’s purposes.  Users release the NAPP, its officers, directors, employees and other representatives from claims, demands and damages arising out of or in any way connected with any disputes between themselves and any other user of this Web Site.

No information submitted by users shall reflect, imply, or contribute to any discriminatory actions or practices.  The NAPP reserves the right to reject any information submitted for posting and the right to edit any information posted and to remove offending language or implication if it so chooses.  Users shall take sole responsibility to assure that the content of the information posted is true and accurate and conforms to all applicable laws, standards, and regulations.  Users shall be responsible for the timeliness and removal of any employment opportunities and requirements that are placed on the site.

DISCLAIMERS

Information and Services Available on This Web Site

IN NO EVENT SHALL NAPP AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE MEMBERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, OR PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES FROM THIS SERVER.

Dealings With Third Parties Included Within the NAPP Website

ANY DEALINGS YOU, THE USER, HAVE WITH THIRD PARTIES (INCLUDING ADVERTISERS) INCLUDED WITHIN THE NAPP WEB SITE OR PARTICIPATION IN PROMOTIONS, INCLUDING THE DELIVERY OF AND THE PAYMENT FOR GOODS AND SERVICES, AND ANY OTHER TERMS, CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH DEALINGS OR PROMOTIONS, ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU, THE USER, AND THE ADVERTISER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.  THE NAPP AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE MEMBERS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY PART OF ANY SUCH DEALINGS OR PROMOTIONS.

Links To Third Party Sites

YOU, THE USER, MAY THROUGH HYPERTEXT OR OTHER COMPUTER “LINKS” GAIN ACCESS TO OTHER SITES ON THE INTERNET THAT ARE NOT PART OF NAPP’s WEB SITE.  NAPP ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MATERIAL OUTSIDE OF NAPP's WEB SITE THAT MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH ANY SUCH “LINKS,” AND DOES NOT MAINTAIN EDITORIAL OR OTHER CONTROL OVER THOSE SITES.  THESE LINKS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, “AS IS”, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY NAPP OF THE SITE. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT CONTENT CONTAINED IN ADVERTISEMENTS, OTHER LINKED WEB SITES, OR INFORMATION PRESENTED TO YOU THROUGH NAPP’S WEB SITE, OTHER LINKED WEB SITES, OR BY ADVERTISERS IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS, PATENTS OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND LAWS. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AS AUTHORIZED BY NAPP OR THE APPLICABLE LICENSOR (SUCH AS AN ADVERTISER), YOU AGREE NOT TO MODIFY, RENT, LEASE, LOAN, SELL, DISTRIBUTE, TRANSMIT, BROADCAST, PUBLICLY PERFORM OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS BASED ON THE NAPP WEB SITE, OTHER LINKED WEB SITES, OR SUCH CONTENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE NOT TO COPY OR FORWARD CONTENT IN VIEW OF COPYRIGHT LAWS UNLESS: 1) A LINK IS PROVIDED DIRECTLY TO THE THIRD PARTY WEB SITE, OR 2) TAKE OTHER ACTION IN COMPLIANCE WITH COPYRIGHT LAW. 

Modification of These Terms of Use

NAPP reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify the terms, conditions, and notices under which the NAPP Web Site is offered, simply by posting such update or modification on the Web Site.  Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Web Site.  You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions and additional terms posted on particular portions of the NAPP Web Site.  Your continued use of the NAPP Web Site constitutes Your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices, and any subsequent modifications.

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