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Website Content and Downloads Terms of Use

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and The Open Group. They apply to The Open Group website located at www.opengroup.org, and all associated websites including other Open Group websites around the world linked to and from www.opengroup.org (collectively, the “Site”), excluding third-party websites.

By accessing, browsing, downloading, and/or using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the Site.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any copyrights, patents, trademarks or any other intellectual property of The Open Group or any third-party. Except as expressly provided herein nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright of The Open Group.

Note that any product, process, or technology made available through the Site may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by The Open Group, and may not be licensed hereunder.

The Open Group assumes no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the information that we provide; use of such information is at your own risk. We do not assure that any reported problems with the use of any information that The Open Group provides will be resolved.

Information may be changed or updated without notice. The Open Group may also make improvements and/or changes in the programs described in this information at any time without notice.

Submitting Information or Material

We do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through the Site. Except under the terms of a direct contractual agreement, any information or material sent to The Open Group will be deemed NOT to be confidential.

By sending The Open Group any information or material, you grant The Open Group an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that The Open Group is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) you expressly gave us your permission to use your name when you submitted information or material to us; or (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of the Site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it and obtained your permission to do so; or (c) we are required to do so by law. To learn how we maintain your privacy, please review The Open Group Privacy Statement.

Third-Party Access

The Open Group links to independent, third-party information considered relevant and valuable to our audience. The views and opinions expressed there do not necessarily reflect the views of The Open Group, its members or its sponsors.

The Open Group makes no representations whatsoever about any other website, which you may access through this one. When you access a third-party website, even one that may contain The Open Group logo, please understand that it is independent from The Open Group, and that The Open Group has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link to a third-party website does not mean that The Open Group endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, malware, and other items of a destructive nature.

Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE OPEN GROUP BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPER LINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ALL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE OPEN GROUP ON AN "AS IS" BASIS ONLY. THE OPEN GROUP PROVIDES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

The Open Group may at any time revise these terms by updating this posting. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current terms by which you are bound.

Linking to The Site

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to The Open Group, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

A website that links to the Site:

  • May link to but not replicate The Open Group Content,
  • Should not create a browser or border environment around The Open Group Content,
  • Should not imply that The Open Group is endorsing it or its products,
  • Should not misrepresent its relationship with The Open Group,
  • Should not present false information about The Open Group products or services,
  • Should not use The Open Group logo without permission from The Open Group,
  • Should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.
  • May not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the site. The Open Group reserves the right to bar any such activity.