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There are inherent dangers in the use of any software available for downloading on the Internet, and Seagate cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the potential risks before downloading any of the software (including the potential infection of your system by computer viruses). You are solely responsible for adequate protection and backup of the data and equipment used in connection with any of the software and assume all risks associated with any downloaded software.
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JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW This Site is maintained, controlled, operated and administered by Seagate from within the United States of America ("US”). Seagate makes no representation that the Content or any other materials at this Site are appropriate for use at locations outside the US and access to this Site from countries where such Content or materials are illegal is prohibited. If you access this Site from a location outside the US, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. The use of this Site, the Content or any other materials on this Site, and these Terms are governed by the laws of the United States and the state of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any legal proceeding arising out of the use of this Site, the Content or any other materials on this Site, or these Terms, must be brought in Santa Clara, California and must be brought within one year after the claim or cause of action arises, otherwise it is barred. By using this Site, you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts located in Santa Clara, California. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.
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ENTIRE AGREEMENT These Terms represent the entire agreement relating to the use of the Site. Seagate's failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
INDEMNITY By using this Site you agree to indemnify Seagate, and its subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, agents, consultants, sponsors, advertisers and licensors, and their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and hold the Released Parties harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including lawyers’ fees, arising from your use of this Site or the Content or other materials on this Site, your breach of any term or condition contained in these Terms or any other agreement applicable to any specific functions or areas of this Site, or your submission of information or materials to Seagate by any means or from any person’s use of any account or password you maintain with Seagate or this Site, regardless of whether such use is authorised by you. By using this Site, or submitting any ideas and/or related materials to Seagate, you are hereby agreeing to release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against them arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or to any products and services obtained or used through this Site or to any disputes regarding use of ideas and/or related materials submitted to Seagate.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE ALL LAWS THAT MAY LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH RELEASES. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES IN A RELEVANT PART: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOUR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IS KNOWN BY HIM, MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
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To become a member of SPP you must complete the registration and profile form provided on the SPP Registration Page. The person registering must be at least 18 years old and must have reached the age of majority in the country, state or province of such person’s residence. Each registrant must provide true, accurate and complete information about the registrant and his/her company, as prompted by the registration form (“Registration Data”), and must maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that the Registration Data is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your membership and refuse any and all current or future access to SPP (or any portion thereof). You acknowledge and agree that we may send you important information and notices regarding your membership and SPP by email. You acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability associated with, or arising from, your failure to maintain accurate Registration Data, including, but not limited to, your failure to receive critical information about SPP.
Programs and Eligibility
Additional programs and incentives may be available to SPP members. Features, services offered, and eligibility requirements may vary depending on region and are subject to modification or cancellation at any time at the discretion of Seagate. Terms and conditions for additional programs are subject to any existing terms and conditions you may have with Seagate. Eligibility for specific promotions will be determined on a program-by-program basis and at Seagate’s sole discretion. Seagate Authorised Distributors or any other party that receives rebates through another Seagate program may not be eligible. End users are not eligible.
All features, programs and services offered through SPP are provided to members for the purpose of promoting Seagate products and fostering product growth; accordingly, such features, programs and services, and any information and material offered in connection therewith, should only be used to promote Seagate products. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply to all features, programs and services.
We reserve the right to terminate your membership or your participation in all or some of the programs or services of SPP for any reason without notification. We may, at our sole discretion and at any time, modify or terminate SPP or any programs or services offered through SPP.
All right, title and interest in and to any intellectual property, proprietary rights or other rights related to intangible property which are used, developed, comprising, embodied in or practised in connection with SPP (“Seagate Intellectual Property Rights”) are owned by Seagate Technology LLC, its parent, subsidiaries or one of its affiliated companies (collectively, “Seagate Entities”), or its licensors, and you agree to make no claim of interest in or ownership of any such Seagate Intellectual Property Rights. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that the trademarks, logos and service marks, whether registered or unregistered (collectively, the “Trademarks”) used in connection with SPP, including “Seagate”, “Seagate Technology” and “Seagate Partner Program”, are Trademarks of Seagate Entities or third parties. Nothing referenced in or obtained through SPP should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any licence or right to use any such Trademarks without our written consent and/or the consent of such third party that owns the Trademarks.
THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH SPP ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS IS WITH THE USERS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH SPP IS MERCHANTABLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR ERROR-FREE, THAT SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIAL OR SERVICE WILL FULFIL ANY OF YOUR PARTICULAR PURPOSES OR NEEDS, OR THAT SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIAL OR SERVICE DOES NOT INFRINGE ON ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH SPP.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, NEITHER SEAGATE NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING SPP WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR LOST OPPORTUNITY), HOWEVER CAUSED, ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN SPP OR YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON, ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH SPP, EVEN IF SEAGATE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Release of Liability
You agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Seagate Entities and their advertising and promotions agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors and agents from and against any claims, damages, expenses and liability arising from or related to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in SPP or using any features or services offered through SPP.
Governing Law/Dispute Resolution
SPP is maintained, controlled, operated and administered by Seagate from within the United States of America (USA). Participation in SPP (or in any program or service offered through SPP) from countries where such participation is illegal is prohibited. If you participate in SPP from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws and USA export control laws. These terms and your participation in SPP are governed by the laws of the USA and the State of California, without regard to conflict of laws rules. Seagate will consider any claim or dispute regarding the application of these terms in good faith, but its determination in any such case is final, absent manifest error or bad faith. This being said, any dispute arising out of these terms will be submitted to mediation before an agreed mediator from Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”) or its successor at a JAMS facility in Santa Clara County, California, USA, to whose jurisdiction the parties consent.
Any failure by us to enforce any of our rights under these terms or applicable laws shall not constitute a waiver of such right. If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid, you and we shall endeavour to give effect to the intent reflected in that provision, and the remaining terms shall retain their full force and effect.
You agree to follow and comply with any applicable laws in your participation in SPP.
Last Updated: 13 February, 2013