YOU (EITHER AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR AS AN ENTITY) AGREE TO READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE:

1. Modifications to this Website

We may at our sole discretion change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this website at any time, including the availability of any website feature, database, or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict users’ access to parts or all of this website without notice or liability.

2. Use of this Website

You may not use the information, writings, images and/or other works that you see on cipherengineering.com without express permission from Cipher Engineering LLC. In addition, you may not photocopy or photograph any of our images, writings, or information without express permission from Cipher Engineering LLC. Cipherengineering.com reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights in all content. You may not use, alter, copy, photograph, download, distribute, transmit, or derive another work from any content obtained from the cipherengineering.com site, except as expressly permitted by Cipher Engineering LLC.

3. Prohibited Activities

The following activities are not permitted on this Website and are a material breach of these Terms of Service:

(a) Using this website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;

(b) Copying, capturing, photographing, reproducing and/or printing any material, including posts, articles, and/or images, in part or in full, from any page on this website without prior permission;

(c) Posting material that is unlawful, threatening, harassing, malicious, hateful, abusive, slanderous, defamatory, obscene, embarrassing to others or otherwise contrary to the purpose of this website, as determined by us at our sole discretion;

(d) Posting material that restricts or inhibits other users from using or enjoying this website;

(e) Posting material that contains a virus or other harmful component or false or misleading statements of origin or fact; and

(f) Engaging in any other conduct that is contrary to the purpose of this website or, as determined by us at our sole discretion, that exposes us or any other person or entity related to this website to any liability or detriment.

4. Copyright Infringement

The cipherengineering.com site, and all written content found within, are protected by U.S. and/or foreign copyright laws, and belong to Cipher Engineering LLC, its partners, principals, affiliates, contributors, and/or third parties. The copyrights in the content are owned by Cipher Engineering LLC or other copyright owners who have authorized their use on the cipherengineering.com website. You may not download, photocopy, photograph, capture, duplicate, reproduce, print, or reprint any of the content on cipherengineering.com without express permission from Cipher Engineering LLC.

We respect the intellectual property of others, and ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, suspend or terminate the access of and take other action against users, subscribers, registrants, and visitors who infringe the copyright rights of others.

If you believe that your work or image has been copied and is accessible on this website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that this website contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you MUST notify us immediately and allow us to remove the work or image in its entirety within a reasonable amount of time, usually 72 hours. You MUST provide the following information (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 512) to our copyright agent set forth below :

(a) A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

(b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

(c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

(d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

(e) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If any individual, company, group, or any other entity copies, photographs, captures (by screenshot or other means), duplicates, and/or prints any page or image from the cipherengineering.com website, in part or in full, this will constitute a copyright infringement and that individual or entity will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. However, said individual or entity will first be sent a “CEASE and DESIST” notification and will have 72 hours to remove the copyrighted material before any legal action is initiated.

Our copyright agent is Jim Seymour, Cipher Engineering LLC, 21195 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Suite 209, Hillsboro, OR  97124.

5. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from any claims, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), losses, expenses, settlements and judgments, arising from or related to your violation of these Terms of Service, your violation of the rights of or dispute with any other person or entity, or your use of this website.

6. Privacy

You may provide certain information to us while using this website. Our use of this information will be governed by our Privacy Policy.

7.  Disclaimer of Warranties

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE FUNCTIONING OF THIS WEBSITE, OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO IT IN ANY WAY. WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THIS WEBSITE. OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, ARE DISCLAIMED.

Without any limitation of the foregoing, we do not warrant that the functions contained in this website or any materials or content contained therein will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties so some of the above may not apply to you.

8. Jurisdiction

You agree that the courts of Oregon have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute you have with us, and you expressly consent to personal jurisdiction in such courts in connection with any such dispute or a dispute involving any of our affiliates, subsidiaries, principals, employees, officers, directors, and contractors. These Terms of Service are subject to the substantive laws of Oregon, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.

9. Termination

These Terms of Service constitutes a binding agreement between you and us until terminated by you or us, which we may do at any time, without notice, at our sole discretion. If you become dissatisfied with this website, in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of this website.

10. General Provisions

If any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of these Terms of Service, and the remainder of these Terms of Service shall continue in full force and effect. The failure by either you or us to exercise or enforce any rights or provisions of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by e-mail to us at blbishop@ieee.org and to you at the e-mail address you provide to us. Notice shall be deemed given 72 hours after e-mail is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the e-mail address is invalid. You agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to this website or these Terms of Service must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. These Terms of Service comprises the entire agreement between you and us and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties, regarding the subject matter contained herein. All provisions of these Terms of Service regarding representations and warranties, indemnification, disclaimers and limitations on liability shall survive any termination of these Terms of Service.

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