Website Terms of Service
Effective date: This notice was updated on April 2, 2020.
This is a legal document and creates an Agreement between you, the user, and the Magento Association (hereinafter “the Association”). You must agree to be bound by the terms and conditions presented herein as a condition precedent to using any of the tools or services provided to you via the Association web site www.magentoassociation.org and its related sites as may be updated by the Association from time to time (collectively, the “Site”).
By using or purchasing any tool or service presented by the Site or viewing any element of content present on the Site, you signify your acceptance to each term and condition of this Terms of Service. These terms and conditions apply to any separate Agreement, whether or written in nature and are incorporated by reference into any such Agreement as if fully set forth therein.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT APPLY NOT ONLY TO YOUR USAGE OF THE SITE BUT TO ANY SUBSEQUENT AGREEMENT WHEREBY THE MAGENTO ASSOCIATION OR A SUBSIDIARY OR AFFILIATE PROVIDES YOU ANY SERVICE WHATSOEVER.
Rules of Behavior Regarding This Website
You may never engage in any of the following activities:
- Violation of any law, whether civil, criminal, or regulatory in nature, regarding your usage of the Site
- Engage in any action, indirectly or directly, that may be harmful to the Association, the Magento community, software, products, web site or any function thereof.
- Post anything to the Site that infringes or misappropriates the rights of any third party.
- Use the Site in a manner or for a purpose that could violate federal or state antitrust laws. For example, the Blog may not be used to communicate with competitors about prices, discounts, market shares, sales territories, or other terms or conditions of trade.
- Use or attempt to use the Site for commercial purposes. Submissions may not include advertisements for goods or services, solicitations, “spam”, chain letters, surveys, pyramid schemes or the like.
Confidentiality of Codes, Passwords and Information
You agree to treat as strictly private and confidential any user ID and related password which you may have received required for entry to any tool or service that we provide and all information to which you have access through password-protected areas and will not cause or permit any such information to be communicated, copied or otherwise divulged to any other person whatsoever. You are solely responsible for the security of your password. Any loss that you sustain due to a lack of security on your part regarding your codes or passwords is your sole loss to sustain.
The contents of the Site are protected by United States copyright law and trademark law and various international treaties and agreements. United States copyright law and patent law may protect various software, programming and scripts in use by the Association. Text, graphics, appearance, visual elements, design, concepts, business models, operational models, databases, collections of links, hyper text markup language (HTML) code, scripts and all products sold and services offered are protected by United States and International Copyright Laws and Treaties, and may not be copied, published, reengineered, decompiled, translated, mirrored, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit written permission of the Association.
Trademarks appearing on the Site are protected by law and you cannot use any such trademarks in any fashion without the express written permission of the trademark owner.
Your "right" to use the Site, and any tools, services or memberships offered is subject to termination by the Association at any time, for any reason, without notice to you.
You grant Association a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to the content you submit to Association through the Site, which includes without limitation the right for Association or any third party it designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, any content submitted by You on or to the Site.
The products, software, APIs, services, tools, and programs offered by the Association, including those service that are not a portion of the Site, but are services provided by separate contractual agreement or arrangement, are provided on a "as is" basis, and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. The Association hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The Association does not warrant that any material or function presented on the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful elements. The Association does not offer a warranty or make any representations regarding the results of the use of the materials in the Site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, risk of injury to your computer or commercial advantage to you. No promises of any earnings or commercial gain are made to you in any way. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so such exclusions may not apply to you. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the Association be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the tools or services offered to you via the Site, or outside of the Site through separate contractual arrangements, even if you have advised the Association of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the Associations total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or any other legal theory, including but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) exceed the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($100) USD. You agree to hold the Association, its employees, directors, officers, investors, partners, affiliates and advertisers harmless and defend from any civil claim of any nature regarding your usage of any of the tools or services provided via the Site, or through any separate contractual arrangements.
This Site may provide links or references to non-Association websites and resources. Association makes no representations, warranties, or other commitments whatsoever about any non-Association websites or third-party resources that may be referenced in, accessible from, or linked to website. A link to a non-Alliance website does not mean that the Association endorses the content or use of such website or its owner. User acknowledges and agrees that Association is not responsible for the availability of such external sites, and is not responsible or liable for any content, services, products, or other materials on or available from those sites.
Cancellation of Programs, Tools, and Services
The Association may cancel or discontinue any or all of our programs, tools, or services provided on the Site at any time without notice to you.
This Agreement and any separate agreements whereby the Association provides you with services, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Illinois, excluding that body of laws known as choice of law or conflict of laws. Subject to the provisions of this Section, all disputes, controversies or claims (except civil wrongs or criminal acts, intentional or otherwise, committed by you) arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be resolved through mandatory binding arbitration conducted in Chicago, Illinois, before J.A.M.S./ENDISPUTE or its successor ("JAMS") pursuant to the United States Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Section 1, et seq. (the "Act"); and (iii) this Agreement. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of J.A.M.S.’s Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures in effect at the time of filing of the demand for arbitration (the "JAMS Rules"), subject to the provisions of this Section. The terms set forth in this Agreement will control in the event of any inconsistency between such terms and the JAMS Rules. The parties will cooperate with JAMS and with each other in promptly selecting a single arbitrator from JAMS’s panel of neutrals. If the parties fail to so select an arbitrator within thirty (30) days following the date of either party’s notice of demand to conduct arbitration, then JAMS will appoint an arbitrator in accordance with the JAMS Rules. The award of the arbitrator will be in writing and will set forth findings of fact and conclusions of law. Judgment on the arbitrator’s award will be final and binding upon the parties and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If for any reason JAMS or its successor no longer is in business, then the arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s fees will be shared equally by the parties and each party will bear its own costs and attorneys’ fees. All papers, documents, or evidence, whether written or oral, filed with or presented in connection with the arbitration proceeding will be deemed by the parties and by the arbitrator to be confidential information of both parties. The arbitrator chosen in accordance with these provisions will not have the power to alter, amend or otherwise affect the terms of these arbitration provisions or the provisions of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section shall prevent either party from applying for and obtaining from a court a temporary restraining order and/or other injunctive relief.