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Terms of Use

You hereby agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained herein. Pharos hereby reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these terms and conditions.

  1. Compliance with Applicable Laws. Your access and use of the Site is subject to all applicable federal and state laws, common law, regulations, and Pharos policies. By accessing, using, browsing, downloading from, and uploading to the Site, you hereby agree to comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, common law, regulations, and Pharos policies, including, but not limited to, the laws governing copyrights, licensure, trademarks, communication decency, electronic communications, antitrust matters, defamation, obscenity, confidentiality, and privacy (collectively the "laws," some of which are discussed below). Furthermore, Pharos shall not be responsible for, and you hereby agree to indemnify Pharos for, any liability associated with your failure to comply with such laws.
    1. Copyright Laws. You should assume that all materials, information, data, text, images, audio, or video (collectively the "Materials") available on the Site are either the property of or used with permission by Pharos. As such, unless you are notified otherwise, these Materials are subject to the copyright laws and may not be used without the prior express permission of Pharos. Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate such laws. Pharos shall not be responsible for, and you hereby agree to indemnify Pharos for, any liability associated with infringement of the copyright laws related to your use of Materials displayed on the Site.
    2. Trademarks, Logos, and Service Marks. Similarly, you should assume that the trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Site, including, without limitation, "Pharos" or "Pharos Science & Applications, Inc." (collectively the "Trademarks") are registered trademarks of Pharos or used with permission by Pharos. As such, unless you are notified otherwise, these Trademarks are subject to the trademark laws and may not be used without the prior express permission of Pharos. Any unauthorized use of the Trademarks may violate such laws. Pharos and/or any third party that owns the Trademarks shall be entitled to enforce their ownership rights in such Trademarks to the fullest extent of the law, including seeking criminal prosecution. Furthermore, Pharos shall not be responsible for, and you hereby agree to indemnify Pharos for, any liability associated with the infringement of the trademark laws related to your use of Trademarks displayed on the Site.
    3. Defamation and Obscenity. If you use the Site to make any false and defamatory statements, make sexual references or innuendoes, or send or receive obscene Materials, you may be liable under federal and/or state common law, as well as the Communications Decency Act. You are prohibited from using the Site to send or receive any unlawful, libelous, defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, or pornographic Materials or any Materials that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law and agree to indemnify Pharos for any damages incurred as a consequence of such activities. Pharos does not actively monitor the Site for these prohibited activities nor does it undertake editorial control over Materials on the Site and shall not be responsible for any such liability associated with these activities; provided, however, in the event that you find any inappropriate Materials on the Site, you shall bring such Materials to Pharos' attention and Pharos may take any appropriate action.
    4. Confidentiality and Proprietary Information. Any Materials you transmit to the Site are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. As such, all Materials you transmit to the Site may be accessed and/or used for any purpose by any person or entity, including, but not limited to, Pharos or its affiliates. You hereby agree to waive any claim against Pharos or its affiliates for any breach of confidentiality, invasion of privacy, or violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
  2. Representations & Warranties. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. Although Pharos may access and/or use any Materials available on the Site, Pharos is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of the Site. Although Pharos uses reasonable efforts to provide information and materials that are accurate and current, everything on the Site is provided to you "AS IS," without representations or warranties of any kind. Pharos shall not be liable to you or to any third parties for any damages arising out of your use of the Site.
  3. Uploading. If you upload Materials to this Site, you hereby agree to grant a nonexclusive license to Pharos and any other person or entity who accesses the Site to download, copy, and/or otherwise use such Materials. By uploading Materials onto the Site, you warrant and represent that you own the copyright in such Materials or have received permission from the owner. Furthermore, you hereby agree to indemnify Pharos for any liability associated with any Materials you upload to the Site.
  4. Downloading. Once you have obtained Pharos' prior express permission, you may download materials from the Site for non-commercial purposes as long as you do not delete any copyright or other legends.
  5. Viruses. Pharos assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your accessing, using, browsing, downloading from, or uploading to the Site.
  6. Off-site Pages. Pharos has not reviewed the sites linked to this Site and assumes no responsibility for the contents of any off-site pages or other sites linked to this Site. If you link to any other off-site page or other sites, you do so at your own risk.
  7. Entire Agreement. The terms and conditions contained herein reflect the entire agreement between you and Pharos with respect to the subject matter hereof and all prior agreements, whether oral or written, are hereby superseded.
  8. Amendment. Pharos may, at its sole discretion, revise the terms and conditions contained herein at any time by updating this posting. You agree to be bound by any such revisions and should, therefore, periodically visit this page to review the current terms and conditions
  9. Governing Law. In the event of any dispute involving the Site, such dispute shall be governed by and decided in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
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