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Welcome to the Website (the “Website”) of the CPRIZE FOUNDATION ( “CPRIZE”). On this Website, CPRIZE makes available to you a wide range of information, downloads, documents, communications, files, text, graphics, publications, content, tools, forums, resources, and services.

PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. By accessing and using this Website in any way, including, without limitation, browsing the Website, using any information, using any content, using any services, downloading any materials, and/or placing an order for products or services, you agree to and are bound by the terms of use described in this document (“Terms of Use”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE Terms of Use CONTAINED IN THE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE OR VISIT THIS WEBSITE. The Terms of Use are entered into by and between CPRIZE and you. If you are using the Website on behalf of your employer, you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms of Use on your employer’s behalf.

CPRIZE reserves the right, at CPRIZE’s sole discretion, to change, modify, update, add, or remove portions of the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. Please check these Terms of Use for changes. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of changes to the Terms of Use will mean you accept those changes.

Internet technology and applicable laws, rules and regulations change frequently. Accordingly, CPRIZE reserves the right to make changes to these Terms of Use and/or our Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of this Website constitutes assent to any new or modified provision of this terms of use and/or our Privacy Policy that may be posted on the Website.

Access to the Website

Except as expressly provided below, this Website is intended to be used only by individuals and entities that can enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law. You must comply with all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, the policies referred to below, and all applicable laws, regulations and rules in order to use this Website.

We use the means that we believe are reasonable to provide access to this Website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except in the case of natural disasters or events beyond the control of CPRIZE, and subject to any breakdowns or maintenance operations required to ensure the smooth operation of the Website service and equipment. CPRIZE will not be liable for any failure or deficiency in the performance of this Website by reason of the occurrence of any event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, a labor disturbance, an Internet outage, interruption of service, communication outage, failure by a service provider to CPRIZE, fire, terrorism, natural disaster or war.

CPRIZE grants users who accept these Terms of Use the right to connect one or more workstations to its Website. Access to the Website is by means of the user's computer, connected to a telecommunications network allowing access to this Website. The communication protocols used are those currently used by the Internet network. The rights of access to and use of this Website are non-exclusive and non-transferable.

Use of Materials Limitations
All materials contained in the Website are the copyrighted property of CPRIZE, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to CPRIZE, or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. Unless otherwise specified, the materials and services on this Website are for your personal and non-commercial use, and you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Website without the written permission from CPRIZE.

Linking and Framing
You may not deep link to portions of the Website; or frame, inline link, or similarly display any CPRIZE property, including, without limitation, the Website. You may not use any CPRIZE logo or its other trademarks as part of a link without the express prior written permission of CPRIZE.

In order to respect the integrity of this Website contents and avoid creating confusion among Internet users regarding the origin of the aforementioned contents, simple links to the Home Page of this Website are permitted, but the following are prohibited:
- Extended links which allow Internet users access to pages within this Website without first passing through the Home Page of the Website or through subsections of the Website;
- Inline links which allow the user to automatically see this Website contents at a specific location;
- Framing links, which enable a page from this Website to appear in a frame within the page of the Website visited by the user.

The following are permitted:
- Simple links to the Home Page of this Website;
- Simple links to the home page of the various subsections of this Website;

In any event, links from Websites containing immoral, violent, pornographic or pedophilic material, Websites that undermine human dignity or that are intended to display or sell objects, substances and/or works that are banned or illicit, are strictly forbidden.

Under no circumstances shall a hyperlink to this Website from the website of a third party imply any sponsorship, association, affiliation or co-operation between CPRIZE and such third-party website. CPRIZE has no control over third-party websites and therefore assumes no responsibility with respect to contents, products, services, information, hardware or software of websites containing a hyperlink to this Website.

Privacy Policy
CPRIZE respects your desire for privacy. CPRIZE’s Privacy Policy can be found at
http://www.cprize.org/privacy.htm. By using the Website, you are consenting to the processing of your data by CPRIZE and consenting to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Use of Documents and Publications on the Website
Except as expressly prohibited on this Website, you are permitted to view, copy, print and distribute publications and documents within this Website (such as FAQs, white papers, datasheets, press releases and so on), subject to your agreement that:

a. your use of the information is for informational, personal, and non-commercial purposes only,
b. you will not modify the documents, publications or graphics,
c. you will not copy or distribute graphics separate from their accompanying text and you will not quote materials out of their context,
d. you will display the below copyright notice and other proprietary notices on every copy you make, and
e. you agree that CPRIZE may revoke this permission at any time and you shall immediately stop your activities related to this permission upon notice from CPRIZE. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

The permission above to use documents and publications does not include permission to copy the design elements, look and feel, or layout of this Website. Those elements of the Website are protected by law, such as trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from the Website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by CPRIZE.

Except as expressly provided otherwise, CPRIZE and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and publications and related graphics published on the website for any purpose. Except as expressly provided otherwise, all such documents and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Except as expressly provided otherwise, CPRIZE and/or its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all warranties and conditions of merchantability, whether express, implied or statutory, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall CPRIZE and/or its respective suppliers 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 information available from the website.

The documents and related graphics published on the services could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. CPRIZE and/or its respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described herein at any time without notice.

Disclaimers and Other Notices on the User of the Website
except as expressly provided otherwise, all information, software, documentation, materials, services and publication are provided “as-is” without warranty of any kind and CPRIZE hereby disclaims all warranties either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In addition, except as expressly provided otherwise, CPRIZE disclaims any warranties of non-infringement, title, or quiet enjoyment. In no event shall CPRIZE and/or its respective suppliers 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 of this website, use or performance of software, documents, materials, publications, provision of or failure to provide services, or information available from the website.

Except as expressly provided otherwise, you assume all risks concerning the suitability and accuracy of the information within the website, materials, publications and documents. The website, materials, publications and documents may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. CPRIZE assumes no responsibility for and disclaims all liability for any such inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the website, materials, publications and documents and in any other reference.

CPRIZE may make changes to the website, information, software, website, documents, publications, prices, technical specifications, product offerings and any other information and materials on the website at any time and without notice.

The website, documents and publications are distributed internationally and may contain references or cross-references to CPRIZE products, programs, and services that have not been announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that CPRIZE intends to announce such products, programs, or services in your country. Consult your local CPRIZE business contact for information regarding the products, programs and services which may be available to you.

The website contains links to third-party sites which are not under the control of CPRIZE and CPRIZE is not responsible for the contents on any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. CPRIZE is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. CPRIZE is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply that CPRIZE endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content on such third-party sites.

Accounts and Security
If any of the services on the Website requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with true, current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form, and you will maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, current, complete and accurate. You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify CPRIZE immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security. CPRIZE will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by CPRIZE or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time, without the permission of the account holder. You acknowledge and agree that certain services may provide password-restricted access to customer information such as names and certain terms of your contracts. By using this Website and registering for such services, you consent to CPRIZE’s display of such information via the services and accept all risks of unauthorised access to such information. If you provide any information that is false, inaccurate, out of date, or incomplete, or CPRIZE has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is false, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, CPRIZE may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the services or any portion thereof. You are responsible for all costs and charges, including without limitation, phone charges and telecommunications equipment, that you incur in order to use the services.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Website, you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website or any services related thereto in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any CPRIZE server, or the network(s) connected to any CPRIZE server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to services, materials, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any CPRIZE server or to the Website, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Website.

Use of Services on the Website
The Website may contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (each a “Communication Service” and 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 way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the Communication Services or the Website, you will not:
• Use the Communication Services or the Website in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
• Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
• Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, obscene as to minors, child pornography, racist, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, indecent, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable topic, name, material or information.
• Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
• Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Website in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
• Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another.
• Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.
• Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
• Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
• Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
• Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
• Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
• Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
• Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
• Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the Communication Services or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.
• Use any CPRIZE domain name as a pseudonymous return email address for any communications that you transmit from another location or through another service.
• Transmit unsolicited or bulk communications to any CPRIZE account holder or to any xprize.org or affiliated email address (regardless of whether you use the Website to transmit any such communication).