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2. CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT
3. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
Support By Email, Chat. When you use the Services, participate in a chat session, submit forms or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail, or by posting notices on the Services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
4. USER GENERATED CONTENT
Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered in Canon U.S.A.’s Privacy Statement, any reviews, comments, questions, ideas, suggestions, photos, and other material you send or post to the Services (“User Generated Content”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Canon U.S.A. will have no obligations with respect to User Generated Content.
Unless otherwise provided by the Other Agreements you may enter into with Canon U.S.A., by posting, uploading, adding, communicating, storing, or otherwise transmitting User Generated Content on, to, or through the Services, you understand and agree that you are giving Canon U.S.A. a royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable license to edit, alter, broadcast, post, publish, copy, disclose, distribute, perform, create derivative works from, incorporate and otherwise use the User Generated Content and images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all purposes, including commercial, promotional, or marketing purposes throughout the world in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. However, you agree that Canon U.S.A. has no obligation to use any idea or material contained in User Generated Content and you have no right to compel such use.
You agree that none of your User Generated Content will include material that:
- is unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, indecent, obscene, pornographic, or that may violate any law;
- could interfere with anyone else’s use of the Services;
- encourages or incites anyone to break the law;
- violates the rights of any party, including copyrights and other property right and rights of privacy, or that includes personal or sensitive information regarding yourself or another person;
- contains a virus or any other harmful or potentially harmful component; or
- contains false or misleading statements of fact or descriptions of the origin of the material or the communication.
Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any User Generated Content that you send through the Services may be read or intercepted by others. By sending User Generated Content to Canon U.S.A., you release Canon U.S.A. of any duty or obligation it might otherwise have to review or act in response to the User Generated Content, and of any duty or obligation that it might otherwise have to you in connection with any action it chooses to take in response to your User Generated Content.
Unsolicited Ideas: Canon U.S.A. and its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliates have been actively engaged in research and development in diversified scientific and business areas for many years. In order to protect the interests of Canon U.S.A., its parent company, affiliates and subsidiaries in the ideas and information which have been conceived or developed internally, and to avoid possible future misunderstandings with you or others, Canon U.S.A. does not solicit ideas, inventions, and the like or agree to receive any confidential information from persons or entities outside the Canon group of companies. Canon U.S.A. maintains a strict policy of not accepting or considering any creative ideas, suggestions or materials from the public (“Unsolicited Idea(s)”) and therefore you should not submit any Unsolicited Ideas to Canon U.S.A. in any User Generated Content through this Services or otherwise. Canon U.S.A. does not wish to receive Unsolicited Ideas from you and has expressly advised you not to submit them. If you nonetheless intend to submit an Unsolicited Idea, Canon U.S.A. strongly recommends that you first consult an attorney in order to evaluate the effect that submitting such an Unsolicited Idea would have on any rights that you might otherwise have.
Nonetheless, if you do send Canon U.S.A. an Unsolicited Idea that is not already protected by a United States patent or is not public information, it immediately becomes the property of Canon U.S.A. By submitting an Unsolicited Idea to Canon U.S.A., you agree to convey your ownership interest in the Unsolicited Idea to Canon U.S.A., and that Canon U.S.A. will exclusively own all rights, title and interest therein. Furthermore, Canon U.S.A. will be free to use, without any compensation to you whatsoever, any concepts, ideas, know-how or techniques contained in any Unsolicited Idea for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information. Canon U.S.A. will not be liable for such use or disclosure of such Unsolicited Idea or for any similarities in the Unsolicited Idea and any future Canon U.S.A. uses or activities.
5. USE OF SERVICES
You agree that your use of the Services will comply with applicable laws. In addition, you agree not to take any steps in connection with your use of the Services that could adversely affect Canon U.S.A., including engaging in or attempting to engage in the following conduct:
- interrupting the operation of the Services in any manner whatsoever, including by imposing an unreasonable load on the Services;
- deleting or revising any material or other information of any other user, Canon U.S.A., or any third party;
- harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
- deciphering, decompiling, disassembling, or reverse-engineering any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Services;
- posting advertisements or solicitations of business other than those explicitly approved by Canon;
- defeating, investigating, or providing information concerning methods of defeating security mechanisms, including by allowing another person to access the Services using credentials issued to you, or by falsifying, deleting, or concealing Internet Protocol header, email sender, or other identifying information;
- engaging in conduct that restricts, inhibits or discourages any other person or entity from using or enjoying all or any portion, features or functions of the Services, or which, in Canon U.S.A.’s judgment, exposes Canon U.S.A. or any of its users, customers, or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type;
- engaging in conduct affecting Canon adversely or reflecting negatively on Canon, the Services, Canon’s goodwill, name or reputation or causing duress, distress or discomfort to Canon or anyone else, or discouraging any person or entity from doing business with Canon U.S.A.; or
- taking any other action that could endanger or cause damage to Canon U.S.A., other users of the Services, or other third parties.
6. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Copyright: All materials on the Services, including but not limited to images, software, audio, text and video clips (the “Materials”), are protected by copyright under U.S. copyright law, international conventions and other copyright laws. All Materials are owned or licensed by Canon U.S.A. or by its third-party licensors. You cannot use the Materials, except as specified herein. Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate, without limitation, copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. You may not change the Materials in any way or reproduce, publicly display, distribute or otherwise use the Materials for any public or commercial purpose. Any reproduction of the Materials on any other web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
Trademarks: Canon U.S.A. trademarks, logos, and service marks and those trademarks, logos, and service marks licensed to Canon U.S.A. by Canon Inc. (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Services, including but not limited to the Canon logo, are registered and unregistered marks of Canon U.S.A. or Canon Inc. All other trademarks, trade names, product names, service marks and all other non-Canon U.S.A. marks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Services without the written permission of Canon U.S.A. or such third party that may own other trademarks displayed on the Services. The absence of a product or service name or logo anywhere in the text of the Services does not constitute a waiver of any trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.
NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on or linked from the Services without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Canon U.S.A.’s designated copyright agent with the following information:
- identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Services that is requested to be removed;
- your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available, so that Canon U.S.A. may contact you if necessary;
- a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; and
- an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.
Canon U.S.A.’s copyright agent for notice of claims of infringement on the Services is:
By U.S. Mail:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Park Melville, New York 11747
This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere on the Services. Upon receipt of such a notice of claimed infringement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), Canon U.S.A. will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any content that is claimed to be infringing upon the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States, and will terminate the Services privileges of those who repeatedly infringe on the copyright of others. United States law imposes substantial penalties for falsely submitting a notice of copyright infringement.
7. USER IDS AND PASSWORDS
Certain areas of the Services may offer the opportunity to register or create an account. You will be asked to create a user ID and password in connection with such an account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. Canon U.S.A. cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
If Canon U.S.A. requests that you provide information about yourself in connection with your creation of an account, you agree that the information that you provide will be entirely truthful and accurate. If the information that you provide to Canon U.S.A. changes, you agree to promptly provide Canon U.S.A. with updated information.
8. OTHER AGREEMENTS; SOFTWARE, SOLUTIONS, OR ACCESS
Canon U.S.A. may provide products (such as hardware or software), services and solutions, including our cloud solutions, or access to subsites of the Services under Other Agreements. Canon U.S.A.’s obligations with respect to any product, solution, or access that it makes available to you under any Other Agreement shall be governed solely by the Other Agreements, under which such product or service is provided and these Terms shall not be deemed or construed to alter the terms of such Other Agreements.
9. USE OF SOFTWARE
Any software that is available on the Services (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of Canon U.S.A. and/or its licensors. Copying or reproducing the Software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is strictly prohibited, unless such reproduction or redistribution is permitted by a license agreement accompanying such Software. You may not create derivative works of the Software, or attempt to decompile or reverse-engineer the Software unless otherwise permitted by law. Use of the Software is subject to the license terms of any license agreement that may accompany or is provided with the Software. You may not download any Software until you have read and accepted the terms of the accompanying software license.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE SEPARATE LICENSE AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING THE SOFTWARE. EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN SUCH LICENSE AGREEMENT, CANON U.S.A., ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, AND AFFILIATE COMPANIES, AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights: The Software available on the Services and accompanying documentation that is downloaded from this Server for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities are provided with Restricted Rights. You agree to meet all requirements necessary to ensure that the Federal Government will honor such rights. Disclosure, use or reproduction of the Software and accompanying documentation are subject to restrictions set forth at Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.227-14, when applicable, or in the Department of Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement 252.227-7013.
Export Controls: Software available on the Services is further subject to United States Export Controls. No software available on the Services may be downloaded or exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or using the Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading any Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, or under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
10. MOBILE APPLICATIONS
If Canon U.S.A. offers products and services through applications available on your wireless or other mobile Device (such as a mobile phone) (the “Mobile Application Services”), these Mobile Application Services are governed by the applicable additional terms governing such Mobile Application Service. We do not charge for these Mobile Application Services unless otherwise provided in the applicable additional terms. However, your wireless carrier’s standard messaging rates and other messaging, data and other rates and charges will apply to certain Mobile Application Services. You should check with your carrier to find out what plans your carrier offers and how much the plans cost. In addition, the use or availability of certain Mobile Application Services may be prohibited or restricted by your wireless carrier, and not all Mobile Application Services may work with all wireless carriers or Devices. Therefore, you should check with your wireless carrier to find out if the Mobile Application Services are available for your wireless Device, and what restrictions, if any, may be applicable to your use of such Mobile Application Services.
11. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND PRODUCTS
Third Party Links: Mention of third party products, companies and web sites on the Services is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Canon U.S.A. makes no representations regarding the quality, safety or suitability of any products by third party companies. Likewise, links to third party sites are provided for your convenience only, and Canon U.S.A. is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from the Services. Links from the Services to any other site do not mean that Canon U.S.A. approves, or endorses or recommends that site. Canon U.S.A. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content on any other site. Viewing of all other sites is at your own risk.
12. CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES AND OTHER PROMOTIONS
The Services may include contests, sweepstakes or other promotions (“Promotions”) that offer prizes or require you to send in material or information about yourself. Each Promotion has its own rules, which you must read and agree to before you may enter.
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Availability of Products and Services: The products and services displayed on the Services may not be available for purchase in your particular country or locality. The reference to such products and services in the Services does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time in your particular location, or at the price or terms displayed on the Services. We do not warrant that product descriptions or other Services content is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
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YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, CANON U.S.A. MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (1) FOR THE ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY CONTENT PUBLISHED ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, (2) THAT THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SERVICES AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER COMPONENTS THAT MAY INFECT, HARM OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR ANY OTHER PROPERTY WHEN YOU ACCESS, BROWSE, DOWNLOAD FROM OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE, (3) THAT CANON U.S.A. WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES OR, IF IT DOES CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES, THAT THE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES IT CURRENTLY PROVIDES OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION THE WAY THAT IT CURRENTLY DOES; OR (4) THAT ANY OF YOUR CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE RETAINED OR STORED ON THE SERVICES FOR ANY PARTICULAR AMOUNT OF TIME.
OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES MAY SUBMIT CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS IN A WAY THAT IS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE, AND CANON U.S.A. CANNOT PREDICT THE CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS THAT USERS POST. CANON U.S.A. THEREFORE DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICES WILL BE APPROPRIATE FOR ANY PARTICULAR AUDIENCE OR THAT YOU WILL NOT BE HARMED BY VIEWING THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICES. BECAUSE ACCESSING THE SERVICES IS INHERENTLY RISKY, YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR DECISION TO ACCESS IT.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CANON U.S.A.’S NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, WILL CANON U.S.A., OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, HOSTING OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE, EVEN IF CANON U.S.A. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
CANON U.S.A. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. CANON U.S.A. ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGE TO OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SERVICES, OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE SITE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CONTAINED HEREIN, IN NO EVENT SHALL CANON U.S.A.’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE SERVICES.
Canon U.S.A. may terminate this agreement and/or suspend or terminate your access to the Services for any reason at any time without notice to you. If you wish to discontinue your access to the Services and cancel any account that you have been issued, please refer to the supplemental terms of that particular subsite or service.
17. APPLICABLE LAWS
18. GENERAL PROVISIONS