In general, you can visit this Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. In addition, there are portions of this Web site where we may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose, such as to provide you with certain information you request or to conduct surveys and contests. The information collected from you may include your name, address, telephone, fax number, or e-mail address.
We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via this site from visitors younger than 18. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to Web sites.
Use and Disclosure
Except as otherwise stated, we may use information collected via this site to improve the content of our site, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and for any other purpose specified. In addition, we may make full use of all information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form. If you provide personally identifiable information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection.
II. Use of Website Material
The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images and other content (the “Website Material”) are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Aptude Inc. authorizes You to view and download a single copy of the Website Material for Your personal use. Unauthorized use of the Website Material violates copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Website Material on any copy You make of such material. You may not sell or modify our Website Material or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Website Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Use of the Website Material on any other website or in a networked environment is prohibited. You may not use the website for the purpose of competing with Aptude Inc..
If You access this website anonymously, You may do so as a visitor and will not be required to provide personally identifiable information. However, in order to access certain services on this website, You will be required to provide specific information. All information about You must be truthful, and You may not use any aliases or other means to mask Your true identity. Screen names or IDs may not be offensive, deceptive or violate any other party’s rights. Any access codes or passwords provided should be safeguarded at all times. You are responsible for the security of Your access codes and passwords and will be solely liable for any use or unauthorized use under such access codes or passwords.
The contents of “forums” developed by Aptude Inc. are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of Aptude Inc. Unless we say otherwise, You may access the materials located within this website only for Your personal use. This means You may download one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, non-commercial home use only, so long as You neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice. When You download copyrighted material, You do not obtain any ownership rights in that material.
You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit the content of this website. Only if You obtain prior written consent from us—and from all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property—may You publish, display or commercially exploit any material from this website.
You must abide by all additional copyright notices or other restrictions contained in this website.
A “forum” means any blog, message board, chat room, user review forum or other interactive service appearing on this website and includes both public boards and private folders. You must register in accordance with instructions that You will find on this website in order to contribute to any forum and comply with the house rules or other acceptable use policy. You may not post on any forum, or send to any other forum user or our employee, any material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, invades a person’s privacy, violates any intellectual or other property rights, or that would otherwise violate any law. You may not use any forum in a commercial manner. You may not post material that solicits funds, or that advertises or solicits goods or services. You may not post material known to be false. You may not post messages that contain stock touts. You may not post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
By posting on this website, You grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us and/or relevant affiliated companies the worldwide, perpetual, nonexclusive right to use Your questions, comments, and postings, in their original or edited form, in books, articles, commentaries, or in any other medium now known or later developed. You also warrant that You own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content You have posted and that the public posting and use of such content by us will not infringe the rights of any third party. Additionally, You warrant that any “moral rights” in posted materials have been waived.
You are not entitled to any compensation for any materials You may post on this website.
VI. Limitation of Liability
Aptude Inc. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIAL. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE WEBSITE’S MATERIAL RESULTS IN ANY COSTS OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, Aptude Inc. WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS OR EXPENSES.
THIS WEBSITE AND ITS MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. Aptude Inc., TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND TITLE. ALTHOUGH Aptude Inc. STRIVES TO PROVIDE THOROUGH AND ACCURATE MATERIALS ON ITS WEBSITE, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
VII. Disclaimer of Consequential Damages
IN NO EVENT SHALL Aptude Inc., ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE OR SITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE OR ANY COPYING, DISPLAYING OR USE THEREOF, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT Aptude Inc. IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
VIII. User Submissions
As a user of this website, You are responsible for own Your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, do not do any of the following things: transmit to us material that is copyrighted, unless You are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; send material that reveals trade secrets, unless You own them or have the permission of the owner; send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; send sexually-explicit images; send advertisements or solicitations of business; send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.
You agree that You will not use the website to: (a) transmit spam, bulk or unsolicited communications; (b) pretend to be Aptude Inc. or someone else, or spoof Aptude Inc.’s or someone else’s identity; (c) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the services; (d) misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity; (e) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to use the website; (f) engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary relationship, any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law, including but not limited to attempting to compromise the security of any networked account or website, stalking, or making threats of harm; or (g) collect or store personal data about other users unless specifically authorized by such users.
X. Privacy Statement
At Aptude Inc., Your privacy is important to us. Aptude Inc. does not collect personally-identifying information about You (such as Your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) unless You voluntarily submit that information to us through one of our Contact pages, or by e-mail or other means. We treat any personally-identifying information You submit through this website as confidential and do not sell or otherwise disclose such information to third parties except under strict contracts involving customer service or the enhancement of our customer programs.
When You visit our website, we may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about You, such as the type of browser or computer operating system You use or the domain name of the website from which You linked to us. In addition, we may store some information on Your computer’s hard drive as a “cookie” or similar type of file. We use this information internally, to help us enhance the efficiency and usefulness of the website. If You object to this, please consult Your Browser’s documentation for information on erasing or blocking cookies.
Any information we gather, whether voluntarily provided by You or automatically collected, may be used for our internal business and marketing purposes but will not be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties for any purposes, unless You have expressly requested information about a specific vendor or service identified on our website. In the latter case, Your request will be passed along to the vendor or service You have identified. Notwithstanding any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on our website, we reserve our right to disclose any information in our possession if we are required to do so by law, or we believe, in good faith, that such a disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, defend our rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation.
If You are concerned about the information You have provided to us, or would like to review, update or delete that information, please contact us. We will make reasonable efforts to comply with Your wishes.
Aptude Inc. employs reasonable security measures to protect the personal information You submit to us, once it is received.
XI. No Personal Advice
The information contained in or made available through this website (including but not limited to information contained on blogs, message boards, in text files, or in chats) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, engineering, construction, financial, medical, or legal matters. We and our licensors or suppliers make no representations or warranties concerning any the information offered or provided within or through this website. Neither we nor our partners, or any of their affiliates, will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.
This website is maintained in Illinois, U.S.A. Aptude Inc. does not claim that the Website Materials on this website are appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. Access to the Website Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the website from outside of the United States, You do so at Your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of Your jurisdiction.
You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which You are accessing this website and You agree that You will not access or use the information on this website in violation of such laws. Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by You through this website shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that You have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that You will not submit any information unless You are legally entitled to do so. Because of the open nature of the Internet, we recommend that You not submit information You consider confidential.
XIII. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice
Materials may be made available via this website by third parties not within our control. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with this website for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on this website.
If You believe any materials on this website infringe a copyright, You should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that website;
3. 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;
4. 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;
5. 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
6. 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.
All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
1601 North Bond Street
Naperville, IL 60563
It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.