Terms of Service
Effective Date : 23rd October 2017
Intellectual Property Rights
Authorized and Prohibited Uses
User Content will be deemed to be non-confidential and may be disclosed through this Website to unknown persons on a worldwide basis without control by OTI, particularly if it is provided by you as part of an interactive user board, blog, social media or other similar means. This is particularly the case for pages where you are asked for your views on particular issues.
When you post User Content on this Website, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content and to post it to the Website for use by OTI and others. It is your obligation to determine the extent to which User Content you submit is protected by applicable intellectual property laws and to make sure your use and any further use that is permitted by the functionality of the Website is permitted by applicable intellectual property laws.
If you close your account or de-register or if you have not used your account for in excess of ninety (90) days, your User Content may be removed from the Website. We will not be able to restore this information.
When you send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically, and thereby you are consenting to receive communications from us electronically or by other means available. We will communicate with you electronically, by telephone or by facsimile. It is further understood that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.
Registration and Passwords; User Account
At times, we may or may not require you to have a password and provide registration details to access this Website or portions of this Website. To the extent that we do require a password and registration details, the details you provide must be correct, current, and complete. If OTI believes that the details are not correct, current, and complete, we have the right to refuse you access to the Website, or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your account, if any. Your user account access credentials and password(s) must not be disclosed to any other individual(s). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) and access credentials you are given to access this website, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s) and user account. OTI shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password or user account access credentials, either with or without your knowledge because you have not maintained the confidentiality of your user account and/or password. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by OTI, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else's use of your account or password because you have not maintained the confidentiality of your password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s). We reserve the absolute right not to issue a password to any person or entity.
The information that is downloaded from this Website for or on behalf of the Government of the United States of America and/or its agencies ("US Government") is provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the US Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013 and FAR 52.227-14 and 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.
OTI cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files made available for downloading through this Website will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. It is your responsibility for implementing sufficient safeguards and procedures to ensure that any files obtained through the Website are free from such contaminations.
Compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
OTI respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, we have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of this Website who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information required by the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512:
- (a) A physical or electronic signature of a 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 are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
- (c) Identification of the Content 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 the information reasonably sufficient to permit OTI to locate the Content;
- (d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit OTI to contact the complaining party;
- (e) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the Content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- (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.
Unless otherwise agreed upon between you and OTI, no link shall be made to any page of this Website except a direct link to the top page ( http://www.otinnovations.org ) without framing. In addition, any link to this Website must be immediately followed by notice to OTI via email at email@example.com You may not frame, or use any framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, flash movies, page layout, or form) without our express written consent. You may not use META tags or any other "hidden text" which utilize any derivative of our domain or company names without our express written consent. Moreover, in the event OTI deems your linking practices in relation to this Website to be inappropriate, OTI may provide you with notice concerning removal or modification of the inappropriate link, and you agree to comply with any and all requirements of OTI relating thereto.
Access to Website
Although it is OTI's objective is to make the Website accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, the Website may be unavailable from time to time for any reason including, without limitation, routine maintenance. You understand and acknowledge that due to circumstances both within and outside of the control of OTI, access to the Website may be interrupted, suspended or terminated from time to time and that OTI bears no responsibility or liability should it be unavailable for any reason. OTI shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Website, including, but not limited to, Content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access or use.
Your use of this Website shall be in accordance with any and all procedures, forms, formats, displays and operating times which may be determined, specified or modified by OTI in its sole discretion. You are responsible for all software, hardware, interconnections, fees, expenses, costs and taxes for you to access or use this Website.
With respect to any subscription-based or other fee-based services offered within this Website, we reserve the right to impose or modify fees in connection with use of this Website (or portions of this Website) at any time without liability. Payment of any such fees shall be due and payable thirty (30) days from the date of invoice unless otherwise agreed by you and OTI or unless otherwise required by OTI. OTI shall endeavor to issue a general notice on this Website with regard to any imposition of fees or modifications to this Website.
You agree not to submit any User Content to this Website or commit any act involving the transfer of information or data relating to any User Content in violation of applicable import/export control, espionage or national security laws. You will comply fully with such laws.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of this Website.
Unsuitable Content and Conduct.
You shall not engage in conduct or submit to this Website any User Content or other material that is illegal, inaccurate, misleading, misappropriated, infringing, dilutive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, crude, sexist, racist, offensive or otherwise objectionable. You must always treat other users with respect. Your use of this Website must not cause damage, embarrassment or adverse publicity to OTI.
Functional Compatibility and System Abuse
You will submit only User Content that is functionally and technically compatible with this Website. You will not attempt to and will not damage, corrupt, tamper with or infect this Website, the Content or any information or telecommunication system of OTI with a virus or other malicious computer program. You will not engage in abusive activity with respect to this Website, or undertake any other activity which may adversely affect the use or enjoyment of this Website by any person. You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this Website to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, OTI reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other sites and law enforcement authorities in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.
Your Cooperation and Notification
Third Party Sites and Other Information
This Website may contain as a convenience to you, content, links, mapping data, and other information submitted by third parties over whom OTI has no control or responsibility, as well as translations thereof which OTI may arrange. OTI has no obligation to monitor, control or restrict the use of this Website, or third party websites or mapping data accessible via this Website. These other sites and third party providers are not under OTI's control, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with OTI) OTI is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites or data. The inclusion of such a link or data does not imply endorsement of any site by OTI or any association with its operators.
Dispute Resolution; Applicable Law and Forum
OTI has no obligation to become involved in any dispute between a user and any other person.
All arbitrations arising out of disputes to take place under Singapore Jurisdiction.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, this website, its content, and its links are provided on an "as is" basis and are used only at your sole risk, to the fullest extent permissible by law. OTI disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of any kind, regarding this website (including its content, hardware, software and links), including any implied warranties as to fitness for a particular purpose, quality, merchantability, title, non-infringement, results, accuracy, completeness, accessibility, compatibility, security and freedom from computer virus. If applicable law does not allow the exclusion of some or all of the above implied warranties to apply to you, the above exclusions will apply to you to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
This limitation above is not intended to deprive you and does not deprive you of any rights you may have under mandatory applicable consumer protection laws.
Limitations on Liability and Remedies
OTI'S entire liability and your exclusive remedy with respect to any dispute with OTI (including without limitation your use of the website) is to discontinue your use of the website. OTI and its vendors shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damage arising from your use of this website or for any other claim related in any way to your use or registration with OTI. These exclusions for direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages include, without limitation, damages for lost profits, lost data, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any other commercial damages or losses, even if OTI had been advised of the possibility thereof and regardless of the legal or equitable theory upon which the claim is based. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, OTI and its vendors' liability in such state or jurisdiction shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. OTI does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered through this website and will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. In any event, if any of the above provisions in this section are not enforceable in an applicable jurisdiction, the maximum liability of OTI will be limited to the correction or deletion of any inaccurate content or link.
The limitation above is not intended to deprive you and does not deprive you of any.
OTI takes measures to protect the confidentiality of information about you that you either upload to the website.
OTI, however, cannot guarantee that the information displayed about you on the Training Sites will not be disclosed through the Training Sites to unknown persons without control by OTI.
If you close your account or de-register or if you have not used your account for in excess of six (6) months, your User Content may be removed from the Training Sites. We will not be able to restore this information.