Aerogel.org Terms and Conditions of Use
In these terms and conditions, “we,” “us,” “its” and “our” refer to Aerogel Technologies, LLC (“Aerogel.org”), and “you” and “your” refer to you. Before using Aerogel.org, please read this agreement relating to your use of this website carefully.
By using Aerogel.org, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use (“Terms” or “TOS”). If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use Aerogel.org. Aerogel.org provides the information and services on Aerogel.org to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance, without modification, of the Terms contained herein. Your use of Aerogel.org constitutes your agreement with such Terms.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms periodically. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Terms to Aerogel.org. Your continued use of the Aerogel.org website following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean that you accept those changes.
In addition, each user’s use of a particular Aerogel.org service (“Service”) may be subject to specific guidelines or rules (“Service-specific Rules”) posted from time to time and incorporated by this reference into the Terms. Use of Aerogel.org and its Services constitutes full acceptance of and agreement to the Terms; if a user does not accept our Terms, he or she is not granted rights to use Aerogel.org or any of its Services, as defined herein, and should refrain from accessing Aerogel.org and its Services.
Aerogel.org reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Aerogel.org site or any Service thereon (or any part thereof). Aerogel.org shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance except as expressly provided herein.
By using the Aerogel.org website, you warrant to Aerogel.org that you will not use Aerogel.org, or any of the content obtained from Aerogel.org, for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Aerogel.org website automatically terminates.
Aerogel.org is a web-based service owned and operated by Aerogel Technologies, LLC for the purpose of allowing individuals around the world to learn about aerogels, how to make aerogels and related materials, and to show others how to make aerogels and related materials (the “Purpose”). Aerogel.org allows its users to post comments, articles, procedures, artwork, and designs related to aerogels and provides on-line resources for collaboration, publication, personalized content, and search services (collectively referred to as “Aerogel.org”, “the Service”, or “the Services”). Aerogel.org may be accessed through any various medium or device now known or hereafter developed. The Service may include advertisements which are necessary for Aerogel Technologies, LLC to provide the Service.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Aerogel.org has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Aerogel.org has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Aerogel.org registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully liable for all activities occurring thereunder. Aerogel.org cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a user’s failure to comply with this Section, including any loss or damage arising from any user’s failure to (a) immediately notify Aerogel.org of any unauthorized use of his or her password or account or any other breach of security and (b) ensure that he or she exits from his or her account at the end of each session.
You may not use this site unless you are at least 13 years old. In accordance with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Aerogel.org will never knowingly solicit nor will it accept personally identifiable information from users known to be under thirteen (13) years of age.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
We strongly believe that each of our users has a right to maintain their privacy. Aerogel.org does not use spyware, adware, pop-up ads, spam or other intrusive advertising. We do not sell, rent, or exchange your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes.
- All information, data, text, software, music, sound, diagrams, photographs, graphics, video, messages or any other materials whatsoever (collectively, “Content”), whether publicly posted on or privately transmitted via Aerogel.org, are the sole responsibility and property of the person from which such Content originated (the “Author”). This means that the user, and not Aerogel.org, is entirely responsible for all Content that he or she uploads, posts, emails or otherwise transmits via Aerogel.org or any Service. Within the confines of international and local law, Aerogel.org will generally not place a limit on the type, or appropriateness of content created by users. Those users posting material not suitable for all audiences must agree that they are fully responsible for all the content they have posted anywhere on the service. Should content be deemed illegal by such law having jurisdiction over the user, Aerogel.org is committed to submitting all necessary information to the proper authorities;
- Should any Content be reported to Aerogel.org as being offensive or inappropriate, Aerogel.org might call upon the poster to retract, modify, or protect (by means of private and friends only settings) the Content in question within a reasonable amount of time, as set forth by the Aerogel.org staff. Should the poster fail to meet such a request from Aerogel.org staff, Aerogel.org has the full authority to terminate any such reported and verified account and associated inappropriate content. Aerogel.org, however, is under no obligation to restrict or monitor Content in any way;
- Aerogel.org claims no ownership or control over any Content posted by users of Aerogel.org. The author retains all patent, trademark, and copyright to all Content posted within available fields, and is responsible for protecting those rights, but is not entitled to the help of the Aerogel.org staff in protecting such Content. The user posting any Content represents that the poster has all rights necessary to post such Content (and for Aerogel.org to serve such Content) without violation of any intellectual property or other rights or any laws or regulations;
- With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Aerogel.org, you grant Aerogel.org the world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, publicly perform and publicly display such Content solely for the purposes of providing and promoting Aerogel.org.
- You acknowledge that Aerogel.org does not pre-screen Content, but that Aerogel.org and its designates shall have the right (but not the obligation) on their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available through the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Aerogel.org and its designates shall have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable, or that infringes or is alleged to infringe intellectual property rights. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. Furthermore, Aerogel.org reserves the right to limit access to your account and associated content, if found in violation of the TOS, by removing the account, content and related user information from all methods used in finding Aerogel.org users and content.
- Aerogel.org, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by us to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Aerogel.org, Aerogel.org users and the public. Aerogel.org does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or safety of such Content. Under no circumstances will Aerogel.org be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, liability for any errors or omissions in any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via Aerogel.org or any Service thereon.
- By using Aerogel.org or any Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, objectionable or unsafe. Each user must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
- You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
- Content on Aerogel.org is considered “open source” and subject to the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. You understand that content submitted to Aerogel.org is subject to the terms of this license, including content subject to Section 7 Part c above.
You understand that should Content be found or reported to be in violation with, but not limited to, the following terms, it will be Aerogel.org sole discretion as to what action should be taken.
You agree to NOT use the Service to:
- Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that is in Aerogel.org’s opinion to be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive to another’s privacy (up to, but not excluding any address, email, phone number, or any other contact information with out the written consent of the owner of such information), hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- Harm minors in any way, as seen by Aerogel.org or applicable law;
- Aerogel.org any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Aerogel.org staff member, volunteer, or contributor, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
- Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
- Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
- Upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
- Upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
- Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
- “Stalk” or otherwise harass another person or company;
- Collect or store personal data about other users for business purposes;
- Use Aerogel.org as a forwarding service to another website;
- Allow usage by others in such a way as to violate Aerogel.org’s TOS.
If any user is reported to be in violation with the letter or spirit of these terms, Aerogel.org retains the right to terminate such account at any time without further warning.
You agree not to sell, resell or offer for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Services, use of the Services or access to the Services.
Aerogel.org may establish general practices and limits concerning use of Aerogel.org Services, as defined by posted Service-specific Rules. While Aerogel.org will use reasonable efforts to back up site data and make such data available in the event of loss or deletion, Aerogel.org has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by any Service. Aerogel.org reserves the right to mark as “inactive” and archive Aerogel.org accounts and/or content that are inactive for an extended period of time. Aerogel.org reserves the right to change these general Aerogel.org practices and Service-specific Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, with notice to users and the public as described in Section 1 above.
You agree that Aerogel.org, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account, and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including and without limitation, the lack of use, or if Aerogel.org believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. Any contracts, verbal or written or assumed, in conjunction with your deleted account, Content and all its parts, at Aerogel.org’s discretion, will be terminated as well. Aerogel.org may also in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Aerogel.org may immediately deactivate or delete your Aerogel.org account and all related information and files. Aerogel.org reserves the right to bar any further access to such files or the Service. You agree that Aerogel.org shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Paid accounts that are terminated will not be refunded.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Aerogel.org shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
Aerogel.org, any Service, or a third party may provide links to other websites. Aerogel.org exercises no control whatsoever over such other non-Aerogel.org websites and web-based resources and is not responsible or liable for the availability thereof or the content, advertising, products or other materials thereon. Aerogel.org shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss incurred by any user in connection therewith. Your access and use of websites linked to Aerogel.org, including information, material, products and services therein, is solely at your own risk.
Aerogel.org’s privacy statement is applicable only when you are on Aerogel.org. Once you choose to link to another website, you should read that website’s privacy statement before disclosing any personal information.
Each user shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Aerogel.org, its subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective officers, employees and agents, and each of Aerogel.org’s website partners from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs and liabilities, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of that user’s acts or omissions, including claims arising out of that user’s use of Aerogel.org; his or her submission, posting, or transmission of Content or his or her violation of the Terms.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
- YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. Aerogel.org EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
- Aerogel.org MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
- ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
- NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Aerogel.org OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.
- A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USING THE SERVICE — DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS
- NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE DEEMED TO CREATE AN AGENCY, PARTNERSHIP, JOINT VENTURE, EMPLOYEE-EMPLOYER OR FRANCHISOR-FRANCHISEE RELATIONSHIP OF ANY KIND BETWEEN Aerogel.org AND ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY NOR DO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE EXTEND RIGHTS TO ANY THIRD PARTY.
- AS NOTED ABOVE, Aerogel.org DOES NOT AND CANNOT CONTROL THE ACTIONS OF Aerogel.org USERS, VISITORS OR LINKED THIRD PARTIES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT ANY MALFEASANCE THAT COMES TO OUR ATTENTION TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO Aerogel.org OR ANY SERVICES. OPERATION OF Aerogel.org MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTERFERENCE FROM NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL. FURTHER, SCHEDULED AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AS WELL AS REQUIRED AND EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE WORK MAY TEMPORARILY INTERRUPT SERVICES OR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE. THE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF ANY ASSET, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER COURSE OF ACTION BY Aerogel.org.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT Aerogel.org SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF Aerogel.org HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT DESIGNS, PROCEDURES, AND INFORMATION PRESENTED ON Aerogel.org ARE EXPERIMENTAL AND PROVIDED “AS IN” WITH NO WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, OF ANY KIND OR NATURE. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK IN IMPLEMENTING INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY CLAIMS FROM RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY Aerogel.org, ITS AGENTS AND AFFILIATES HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES OR COST.
OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR PARENT CORPORATION, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO $100. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
In the event that you have a dispute with one or more Aerogel.org users, you release Aerogel.org (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, parent corporation, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Without limiting any other remedies, Aerogel.org may suspend or terminate your Aerogel.org account if we suspect that you have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with Aerogel.org or any Aerogel.org Service.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of Aerogel.org and all of its Services. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
You and Aerogel.org are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by these Terms.
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Aerogel.org or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.
You acknowledge and agree that some content on Aerogel.org may contain proprietary, licensed, or restricted-use information that may be protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You agree to abide by specific terms set forth in conjunction with this content.
Aerogel.org grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Aerogel.org for use in accessing the Service.
Certain designs, procedures, and other portions of the Content provided through Aerogel.org (“Information”) may be subject to additional restrictions. Your access to these portions of the Content constitutes that you understand and agree:
- you may not use such Information to produce goods or provide services for sale;
- you may not use products based on such Information to produce goods or provide services for sale;
- you assume all risks and liabilities associated with implementing the Information;
- you shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Aerogel.org and any holders of intellectual property affiliated with the Information against any costs, damages, injuries, or death that may result as a consequence of the Information, advice given on Aerogel.org, or other Content provided through the Service;
- you must cite Aerogel.org as the source of the Information in all derivative works reliant on the Information, including, but not limited to, written accounts, published articles, online media, and oral presentations;
- you are over 18 years of age and are responsible or have the permission of a legal parent or guardian;
- summaries of these restrictions posted on Aerogel.org are provided only as a courtesy to you and in no way define, describe, limit, expand, or construe the scope of any provision or its applicability in the Terms, and in the event of a conflict in perceived meaning between such postings and restrictions set forth by the Terms, that the Terms shall have dominance.
Aerogel.org, Aerogel Technologies, “manuclave”, “Open Source Nanotech”, “Open Source Nanotechnology”, “Open Source Aerogel”, “Aerogel For the Masses”, “Aerogel For the Rest of Us”, “All Aerogel, All the Time”, “Not Just For NASA Anymore”, the Aerogel.org logo, and other Aerogel.org trademarks, service marks, and product and service names are trademarks of Aerogel Technologies, LLC (the “Aerogel.org Marks”). Aerogel.org is a trademark of Aerogel Technologies, LLC. All other names and designs may be trademarks of their respective owners. Without Aerogel.org’s prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the Aerogel.org Marks. You are permitted on a limited basis and at the sole discretion of Aerogel Technologies, LLC to use the Aerogel.org marks for citation and referencing related to Aerogel.org, provided that such use does not imply an official affiliation with nor could be construed as implying an official affiliation with Aerogel Technologies, LLC. Aerogel Technologies reserves the right to revoke your permission to display the Aerogel.org marks at any time.
Aerogel.org respects the intellectual property rights of others, and requires that the people who use the Aerogel.org website do the same. It is our policy to respond promptly to claims of intellectual property misuse.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing:
- the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf;
- identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit Aerogel.org to locate the material;
- your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If Aerogel.org receives such a claim, Aerogel.org reserves the right to refuse or delete Content as described under Section 5 hereto, or to terminate a user’s account in accordance with Section 9.
Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) is:
Aerogel Technologies, LLC
After receiving a claim of infringement, Aerogel.org will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, Aerogel.org will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity, and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Aerogel.org will take reasonable steps promptly to notify the subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to such material.
Upon receipt of a proper counter notification under the DMCA, Aerogel.org will promptly provide the person who provided the initial notification of claimed infringement with a copy of the counter notification and inform that person that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten business days. Additionally, Aerogel.org will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than 10, nor more than 14 business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless Aerogel.org’s designated agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the initial notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Aerogel.org system or network.
You may provide us with a Counter Notification by providing our copyright agent the following information in writing:
- your physical or electronic signature;
- identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
- your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Aerogel.org may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the initial notification of infringement.
In the event a dispute arises between you and Aerogel.org, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and Aerogel.org agree that any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services (“Claims”) shall be resolved in accordance with one of the subsections below or as otherwise mutually agreed upon in writing by the parties.
- Amicable resolution. Before resorting to the other alternatives below, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek an amicable resolution through dialog.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution. Alternatively, Aerogel.org will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation, as an alternative to litigation.
- Binding Arbitration. For any Claim (excluding Claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, you or Aerogel.org may elect to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration conducted by telephone, on-line and/or based solely upon written submissions where no in-person appearance is required. If in-person appearance is required, it shall be held in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin or another location mutually agreed upon by the parties. In all such cases, the arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with their applicable rules, or any other established ADR provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
- Court. Alternatively, any Claim may be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin or where the defendant is located (in our case Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in your case your home address or principal place of business). You and Aerogel.org agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
All Claims (excluding requests for injunctive or equitable relief) between the parties must be resolved using the dispute resolution mechanism that is selected in accordance with this Section by the first party to file a Claim. Should either party file an action contrary to this Section 21, the other party may recover attorneys’ fees and costs up to $1000, provided that the party seeking the award has notified the other party in writing of the improperly filed Claim, and the other party has failed to withdraw the Claim.
Entire Agreement. The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and Aerogel.org and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Aerogel.org with respect to the Service. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Aerogel.org services, affiliate services, third-party content, or third-party software.
Choice of Law and Forum. The TOS and the relationship between you and Aerogel.org shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Aerogel.org agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of Aerogel.org to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.
No Right of Survivorship and Non-Transferability. You agree that your Aerogel.org account is non-transferable and any rights to your Aerogel.org I.D. or contents within your account terminate upon your death. Upon receipt of a copy of a death certificate, your account may be terminated and all contents therein permanently deleted.
Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Please report any violations of the Terms to the Aerogel.org Support Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The section headings in this Agreement are for the purpose of convenience only, and are not intended to and in no way define, describe, limit, expand, or construe the scope of any provision or its applicability.
Neither party shall be deemed in default or shall hold the other party responsible for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement in the event of an Act of God, earthquake, flood, fire, storm, natural disaster, war, terrorism, armed conflict, labor strike, lockout, or boycott, provided that the party relying upon this section shall have given prompt written notice to the other party of such event within five (5) days within the occurrence of such event, and shall have taken all reasonably necessary steps to mitigate the effects of the event. Should the force majeure event persist for a period of more than thirty (30) days, Aerogel.org may at its option terminate this Agreement.
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