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Terms Of Use

This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") governs our relationship with users and others who interact with Lawz Data Systems, LLC d/b/a InventSpec, a corporation with headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia (“InventSpec”). By using or accessing InventSpec’s website (www.inventspec.com) or signing up for the Newsletter, you agree to this Agreement.

1. Permitted Use

InventSpec operates an online invention and innovation marketplace that enables inventors to post their invention to the database and submit to product searches being conducted by InventSpec on behalf of product seekers, such as manufacturers and retailers. The content and software on this site is the property of InventSpec and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. No information may be duplicated, downloaded, published, modified, or otherwise distributed unless specifically authorized by InventSpec to do so. Unless agreed to in writing by InventSpec, use of InventSpec’s website by any competitor company is strictly prohibited. Unless you have received prior written permission from InventSpec you may not: (i) post, transmit, copy, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, sell, or republish anything you obtain or download from the Site; or (ii) engage in systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Site.

2. Links to the InventSpec Website

If you would like to link to the InventSpec website, you may do so without the permission of InventSpec. Unless specifically authorized by InventSpec, you may not connect “deep links” to the InventSpec website, i.e, create links to this site that bypass the home page or other parts of the Site. You may not mirror or frame the home page or any other pages of this Site on any other web site or web page.

3. Prohibited Activities

The following is a partial list of the kinds of activities that are prohibited on or through the InventSpec website: (a) submitting content that is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (b) engaging in activities or submitting content that could be harmful to minors, infringes someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law; (c) engaging in activity or submitting content that harasses or advocates harassment of another person; (d) engaging in activity that involves the transmission of "junk mail" or unsolicited mass mailing or "spam" to InventSpec users or others; (e) engaging in activity or submitting content, or promoting information, that is fraudulent, false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; (f) submitting content that contains restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images; (g) submitting content that displays pornographic or sexually explicit content of any kind; (h) submitting content that provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; (i) engaging in activities or submitting content that solicit passwords or personally identifiable information for unlawful purposes from other users; (j) engaging in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent, such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising and pyramid schemes; (k) facilitating or encouraging others to violate this Agreement; (l) using any robot, spider or other automatic device, or a manual process, to monitor or copy web pages or the content contained in the InventSpec website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior expressed written permission; (m) using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the InventSpec website; (n) decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling or otherwise attempting to obtain the source code for the software; (o) taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on InventSpec’s hardware and software infrastructure; or (p) posting anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information (collectively, "Prohibited Activities").

4. Privacy

Use of the InventSpec website is governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

5. Listing Inventions to the InventSpec Website
By listing an invention or product idea ("Invention") to the InventSpec website, you agree to the following:
A. Intellectual Property
InventSpec advises that users of the InventSpec website should protect their intellectual property adequately prior to disclosing their Invention or making it publicly known. This may include filing for patents, trademarks and copyrights or having others sign a nondisclosure agreement if the Invention is not patented or if the inventor is disclosing other knowhow or trade secret information. Although not required, InventSpec strongly recommends that users at least file a provisional application for patent prior to listing their Invention to the InventSpec website.
B. Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant that, to the best of your knowledge, the Invention that you post was invented by you or a party that you represent, and is free from claims by a third party.
C. Release and Indemnify
By listing your Invention to the InventSpec website, you acknowledge that third parties will have access to the information that you post and that InventSpec is not responsible for activity or conduct by any third party who views the information about your Invention on the InventSpec website. In the event that you have a dispute with any third party in any way relating to the Invention listed on the InventSpec website, you agree to release and indemnify InventSpec, its directors, officers, employees and agents from any claim, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against such third parties.
6. Payments

If you post an invention in our database, thus acquiring services provided by InventSpec for a fee, you agree to InventSpec’s Billing Policies.

7. Forums

The InventSpec website may offer message boards, bulletin boards, chat rooms or other forums ("Forums") to give Users 18 years of age and older an interesting and stimulating forum in which they can express their opinions and share their ideas. InventSpec and its Affiliates do not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or information posted on these Forums. Please use your best judgment, and be respectful of other individuals using these Forums. By visiting the Forum and/or posting a message in the Forum, you agree to abide by this Agreement. You may not use the Forums to engage in any Prohibited Activities. Uploading copyrighted or other proprietary content of any kind on the InventSpec website without the express permission of the owner of that content is prohibited and may result in civil and/or criminal liability.

8. Termination

You understand and agree that in InventSpec’s sole discretion, and without prior notice, your access to the InventSpec website may be terminated or suspended, and InventSpec may exercise any other remedy available and remove any content, if InventSpec believes that your use of the InventSpec website and/or any content you provide (a) violate (i) this Agreement, (ii) the rights of InventSpec, any affiliate or licensor, or another user of the InventSpec website, or (iii) any law or regulation, or are otherwise objectionable or inappropriate or (b) constitute fraudulent activity of any nature. You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to InventSpec for violations of this Agreement, and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations without the requirement that InventSpec post a bond. InventSpec is not required to provide any refund to you if you are terminated as an authorized user of the InventSpec website because, in InventSpec's sole discretion, you have violated this Agreement.

9. No Legal Advice

InventSpec seeks to provide the users of the InventSpec website with a means of promoting an invention and connecting with companies or service providers that may be interested in commercializing or working with an invention. InventSpec is not a law firm, and its employees are not attorneys, nor does InventSpec provide legal services or legal advice in any way. Nothing in the InventSpec website should be construed as a replacement for legal counsel. InventSpec strongly recommends that users of the InventSpec website consult independent legal counsel when conducting any transactions relating to their inventions.

10. Disclaimers

InventSpec is not responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate or inappropriate content posted on the InventSpec website. Inventions or comments posted by users on the InventSpec website may contain links to other websites. InventSpec is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by InventSpec. Inclusion of any linked website on the InventSpec website does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by InventSpec. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk and InventSpec advises that you engage in appropriate due diligence. InventSpec takes no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on this InventSpec website, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. InventSpec is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the InventSpec website. InventSpec assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any user communication. InventSpec is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the InventSpec website or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the InventSpec website. Under no circumstances shall InventSpec be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the InventSpec website, attendance at a InventSpec event, from any content posted on or through the InventSpec website, or from the conduct of any users of the InventSpec website, whether online or offline.

11. Limited Liability

WE TRY TO KEEP INVENTSPEC UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE THE INVENTSPEC WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING THE INVENTSPEC WEBSITE "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE INVENTSPEC WEBSITE WILL BE SAFE OR SECURE. INVENTSPEC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OR CONTENT OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE INVENTSPEC, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. INVENTSPEC WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF INVENTSPEC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. INVENTSPEC'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID INVENTSPEC IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. 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 SUCH CASES, INVENTSPEC'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

12. Disputes

You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute ("claim") you have with us arising out of or relating to this Agreement or InventSpec in a state or federal court located in Loudoun County. The laws of the State of Virginia will govern this Agreement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Loudoun County, Virginia for the purpose of litigating all such claims.

13. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold InventSpec, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the InventSpec website in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any content that you post on the InventSpec website or through InventSpec services causes InventSpec to be liable to another.

14. Other

This Agreement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding InventSpec, and supersedes any prior agreements. If any portion of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If InventSpec fails to enforce any of this Agreement, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by InventSpec. You shall not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement to anyone else without the consent of InventSpec. All of InventSpec’s rights and obligations under this Agreement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent InventSpec from complying with the law. This Agreement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.