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Terms of Use

Ab Initio’s Website
Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions

This page states the terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) of Ab Initio and its affiliates governing your use of Ab Initio’s Website and of information, data, support and technical documentation, or other content (“Information”) that may appear on our Website. The Terms of Use include Ab Initio’s Privacy Policy and Intellectual Property Guidelines.

1.  Conditional Use

By using the Website, you accept all of the Terms of Use and assume all of the risk associated with the use or attempted use of the Website or Information. We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes to the Website. Your continued use of the Website after such posting constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use.

2.  Use of Website

You may not download (other than page caching incidental to browsing) or copy any Information from the Website unless: you use the Information solely for personal informational or internal business purposes, no modifications are made to any Information, and you preserve any copyright notice appearing in the Information.

You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations (including laws regulating export or re-export of technical data) in your use of the Website and of any Information obtained through the Website.

You may not, without Ab Initio’s prior written consent or except as specifically provided by these Terms of Use: display, post, or embed (including through use of any metatag or other “hidden text”) any Information or Ab Initio’s name or trademarks on any computer or website, or disseminate the Information in any way; copy any portion of the Website structure, look, or feel; resell any Information obtained or derived from the Website; use any data mining, gathering, or extraction tools to obtain or analyze any Information from the Website; use the Website for any unauthorized commercial purpose; represent that Ab Initio endorses your website, company, or its products or services; or take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Ab Initio’s network infrastructure.

3.  Security

Downloading or use of any Information obtained through the Website is at your own discretion and risk. Ab Initio does not warrant that the Website, its servers, Information, other content, or email sent from Ab Initio are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you download from the Website is free of such items. Ab Initio recommends that you install appropriate anti-virus and other protective software before you download anything from the Website or any other website.

4.  Links to Third-Party Websites

Any links on the Website to third-party websites or resources are provided solely for your convenience. By clicking on a link to a third-party website, you acknowledge and agree that: you may be leaving the Website; Ab Initio has not reviewed, does not monitor, and has no control over the content or availability of any third-party websites or resources; Ab Initio does not endorse, adopt, or have any responsibility for any content, products, services, or other materials available through such third-party websites or resources; Ab Initio is not liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, products, services, or materials; the Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability provisions below apply to any such content, products, services, or materials; and the privacy policy of linked sites may differ from ours.

5.  Intellectual Property Ownership

The Website, Information, and any other content accessible through the Website may be protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other laws or under proprietary rights agreements, and you are only permitted to use them as expressly authorized by Ab Initio or another owner. See Intellectual Property Guidelines for a list of and information on the proper use of Ab Initio’s trademarks.

Certain product, service, or company designations for companies other than Ab Initio may be mentioned in the Website for identification purposes only. Such designations are often claimed as trademarks or service marks. In all instances where Ab Initio is aware of a claim, the designation appears in initial capital or all capital letters. However, viewers should contact the appropriate companies for more complete information regarding such designations and their registration status.

6.  Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

Ab Initio and its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, promotions, products, services, technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans, or product names. 

The purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Ab Initio’s products, services, or marketing materials or strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to Ab Initio. Do not send your unsolicited ideas or any original materials (for example, creative artwork, samples, demos, or other works) to Ab Initio or anyone at Ab Initio. If you still send us your ideas and such materials despite this request, Ab Initio makes no assurances that your ideas or materials will be treated as confidential or proprietary.

7.  Warranty Disclaimer

The Website and all Information, products, or services available through the Website are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE”. Ab Initio disclaims any duty to make current or accurate or otherwise update such items. Except as specifically provided by separate written agreement, Ab Initio disclaims any warranty of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such items, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, quiet enjoyment, title, and non-infringement, as well as all warranties arising by usage of trade, course of dealing, or course of performance. You (and not Ab Initio) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair, or correction.

Ab Initio disclaims any warranty and makes no representations that: the Website, Information, products, or services available through the Website will meet your requirements, or be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis, or that defects will be corrected; the results that may be obtained from use of such items will be accurate or reliable; or the quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, or suitability of such items will meet your expectations or requirements.

Ab Initio has no responsibility or liability with respect to content, products, services, or materials offered through the Website by third-party advertisers, information providers, or other entities.

Ab Initio may delete, modify, or discontinue (temporarily or permanently) any Information, product, or service (including changes to price, availability, functionality, performance, or any other terms and conditions relating to their sale or license) made available through or referred to in the Website at any time without notice or liability to you or any third party. Ab Initio may discontinue (temporarily or permanently) the operation of the Website at any time without notice or liability to you or any third party. Particular Information, products, or services may not be applicable or available in all parts of the world. For specific information about a particular country or region, please contact Ab Initio’s main office.

8.  Limitation of Liability

In no event will Ab Initio or any officers, directors, shareholders, employees, or agents of Ab Initio or its licensors be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages, or damages relating to lost revenues or profits, loss of use or interruption of business, lost data, work stoppage, or computer failure or malfunction) resulting in any way from or related to the Website or Information, regardless of the form of action or theory of liability (including, without limitation, actions in contract, warranty, negligence, or products liability), even if Ab Initio has been advised of the possibility of such damages. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. Any suit or other legal action or any arbitration brought by you relating in any way to the Website, or any Information, product, or service obtained through the Website, must be officially filed or officially commenced no later than one (1) year after the claim first arises.

9.  Governing Law

The Website is operated and controlled by Ab Initio from its corporate headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts. Any claim or dispute relating to your use or attempted use of the Website shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Massachusetts (without reference to choice of law principles that might apply the law of any other jurisdiction), which shall take priority over any foreign laws, rules, and regulations. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to these Terms of Use.

By using the Website, you agree that all disputes relating to the Website must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and you submit to the jurisdiction and venue of any such court.

10.  General

The provisions of these Terms of Use are severable. If any provision is determined to be invalid, unenforceable, or void by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be modified to the extent necessary to make it enforceable. Ab Initio’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not constitute a waiver of its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.