Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use Agreement for Cybercongress.net

CyberCongress.net  (“CyberCongress.net”, “us”, or “we”) provides services related to sharing information about technology products, services and vendors (the “Services”) in connection with the CyberCongress.net website, located at cybercongress.net (the “Site”).

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”), including the CyberCongress.net Privacy Policy which is hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference, sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Services. By accessing or using the Services, you agree to comply with and be bound by this Agreement, whether you are visiting the Site (”Visitor”) or you are a “Member” (which means that you have registered on the Site). The term “User” refers to both Visitors and Members.

If you sign up for additional features and services that are governed by additional terms and conditions, we will inform you accordingly when you sign up for these additional features and services. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions, such additional terms and conditions are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Services or parts thereof. This Agreement is a legally binding agreement between you (the individual using the Services, and the company (if any) for which they are used) and CyberCongress.net.

1. Your CyberCongress.net Account

In order to use all of the Services (and to become a Member), you must create an CyberCongress.net account on the Site (“Account”).

  1.  Eligibility.  By using the Services, you represent and warrant that: (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are eighteen (18) years of age or older upon registration; and (d) your use of the Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation, or any other obligation (including contractual obligation) you might have towards third parties. Any Account you have created by registering on the Site may be deleted without warning if we believe that any representation and warranty you make hereunder is breached or inaccurate.
  2.  Password.  When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be assigned a password for your Account. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the Account or password of another Member at any time. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your Account.
  3.  Term and Termination.  This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you are using the Services, whether you are a Visitor or a Member. You may delete your Account at any time, for any or no reason, by sending your request to info@cybercongress.net; please note that even if you delete your Account but continue to use the Services as a Visitor, your use of the Services is still subject to this Agreement. Unless CyberCongress.net has terminated your Account, you can start a new membership by registering. We may terminate your membership for any or no reason at any time by ceasing to provide the Services to you. You understand that termination of this Agreement and the Account you have created with us may involve deletion of your Account information from our live databases. We will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your Account or related deletion of your information.
  4.  Social Sign-In. If you access CyberCongress.net through a social networking site, such as LinkedIn™ (“Social Networking Site”), you agree that we may access, make available, and store (if applicable) with your permission, the following information — your name, current and past positions, email address, industry, education, certifications, and skills. Subject to the privacy settings that you have set with the Social Networking Site account you use to access CyberCongress.net, personally identifiable information that you post to that Social Networking Site may be displayed on CyberCongress.net. Please note: your relationship with your Social Networking Sites is governed solely by your agreement with those Social Networking Sites and we disclaim any liability for personally identifiable information that may be provided to us by a Social Networking Site in violation of the privacy settings that you have set with that Social Networking Site account.

2. Ownership; Use of Services

  1.  Your Grant of License to Us. We do not claim ownership in any Content that you upload, provide, make available, or otherwise transfer (“post”) on the Services, but to be able to legally provide our Users with the Services, we have to have certain rights to use such Content in connection with the Services, as set forth below. In return, we also grant you certain use rights as set forth in Section 2.2 to the Content that we (or our licensors) own and use to provide the Services to you and other Users. By posting any Content on the Services, you hereby grant to us an unrestricted, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, license (with the right to sublicense through unlimited levels of sublicensees) to use, copy, perform, display, create derivative works of, and distribute such Content in any and all media (now known or later developed) throughout the world. No compensation will be paid with respect to the Content that you post through the Services. You should only post Content to the Services that you are comfortable sharing with others under the terms and conditions set forth herein.
  2.  Third Party Content. The Services contain Content provided by us and our licensors (“CyberCongress.net Content”). We and our licensors (including other Users) own and retain all proprietary rights in the CyberCongress.net Content and we own and retain all proprietary rights in the Services. Provided you are a User, and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license under the intellectual property rights licensable by us to download, view, copy and print CyberCongress.net Content from the Services solely for your personal use in connection with using the Services.

In accordance with Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act, we generally will not be held liable for claims arising from the Content provided by third parties on CyberCongress.net.

3. Third Parties and Other Users

  1.  Services – Ownership and Restrictions. You acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights in the Services (excluding any Content provided by Users) are owned by CyberCongress.net, or CyberCongress.net’s licensors. You agree not to (a) reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display, sell, or create derivative works based on the Services or the CyberCongress.net Content, and (b) rent, lease, loan, or sell access to the Services. “Content” means any work of authorship or information, including Product Reviews, Vendor Reviews, product category taxonomy, comments, opinions, postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, works of authorship, e-mail, or other materials.
  2.  CyberCongress.net Content.  Content from other Users, advertisers, vendors, and other third parties is made available to you through the Services. Because we do not control such Content, (a) you agree that we are not responsible for any such Content, including advertising and information about third party products or services, and product- and vendor-related information provided by other Members through Product Reviews, Vendor Reviews, and Forums and (b) we make no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of the information in such Content, and we assume no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful Content made available by other Users, advertisers, and third parties.
  3.  Responsibility. Your interactions with other Users on the Services or with advertisers, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other User or advertiser. You agree that we are not responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such dealings or with respect to any other User’s use or disclosure of information about you that you have provided to publicly available sections of the Services. If there is a dispute between you and any third party (including any User), we are under no obligation to become involved; however, we reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.
  4.  CyberCongress.net Member Interaction.  You will not use any information obtained from the Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any User without his prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, we reserve the right to restrict the number of communications which a Member may send to other Members and the sharing of any Content in any period to a number and amount which we deem appropriate in our sole discretion.

4. Acceptable Use and Conduct

You are solely responsible for any and all Content that is posted through your Account on the Services and for your interactions with other Users.

  1.  Prohibited Content. You agree that you will not post any Prohibited Content or use any Prohibited Content in connection with the Services. “Prohibited Content” is Content that: (i) is offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or is pornographic or sexually explicit in nature; (ii) bullies, harasses or advocates stalking, bullying, or harassment of another person; (iii) involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, or “spamming”; (iv) is false or misleading or promotes, endorses or furthers illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; (v) promotes, copies, performs or distributes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s work that is protected by copyright or trade secret law, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protection devices, or providing pirated music, videos, or movies, or links to such pirated music, videos, or movies; (vi) is involved in the exploitation of persons under the age of eighteen (18) in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under eighteen (18); (vii) provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses and other harmful code; (viii) solicits passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users; (ix) except as expressly approved by us, involves commercial activities and/or promotions such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; (x) contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or similar software; (xi) posts or distributes information which would violate any confidentiality, non-disclosure or other contractual restrictions or rights of any third party, including any current or former employers or potential employers; or (xii) otherwise violates the terms of this Agreement or creates liability for us.
  2.  Representations Regarding Your Content. You represent and warrant that: (a) you own the Content posted by you on the Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Agreement, (b) your Content does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright rights, or other rights of any person, (c) by providing or posting your Content, you do not violate any confidentiality, non-disclosure, or contractual obligations you might have towards a third party, including your current or former employer or any potential employer, (d) any information you provide in a Product Review and Vendor Review is correct, and (e) any information you provide about your current, past or potential status as an employee of a certain employer is correct and complete. Please make sure that you only provide information to the Services that you are allowed to provide without violating any obligations you might have towards a third party, including any confidentiality, non-disclosure or contractual obligations. Please do not provide any information that you are not allowed to share with others, including by contract or law; please note that any information you provide will be publicly accessible.
  3.  Enforcement by CyberCongress.net. Any use of the Services in violation of this Agreement may result in, among other consequences, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Services. We may disclose information about your use of the Services in accordance with our privacy policy. We have the right (but not the obligation) to review any Content and delete (or modify) any Content that in our sole discretion violates this Agreement or which is Prohibited Content, or may otherwise violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any User or any other person, or create liability for us or any User. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to investigate and take appropriate legal action in our sole discretion against you if you violate this provision or any other provision of this Agreement, including without limitation, removing Content from the Services (or modifying it), terminating your membership and Account, reporting you to law enforcement authorities, and taking legal action against you. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any Content you post on the Services at your sole cost and expense.
  4.  Lawful Use. You will use the Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations and solely for lawful purposes. The Services are for the personal use of Users only. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from your Content without notice and may result in suspension or termination of your Account.
  5.  No Disruption. You will not: (i) cover or obscure any advertisements on the Services, or any CyberCongress.net page via HTML/CSS, scripting, or any other means, (ii) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Services or the networks or services connected to the Services; (iii) introduce software or automated agents to the Services, or access the Service so as to produce multiple accounts, generate automated messages, or to strip or mine data from the Services; or (iv) interfere with, disrupt, or modify any data or functionality of the Services.
  6.  Miscellaneous. You will not attempt to impersonate another User or person, including any of our employees. You will use the Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

5. Third-Party Websites

The Services may contain links to third-party websites (“Third-Party Websites”) (a) placed by us as a service to those interested in this information; or (b) posted by other Members. You use all such links to Third-Party Websites at your own risk. We do not monitor or have any control over, and make no claim or representation regarding Third-Party Websites. To the extent such links are provided by us, they are provided only as a convenience, and such link to a Third-Party Website does not imply our endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of, or affiliation with, such Third-Party Website. When you leave the Site, our terms and policies no longer govern.

6. Work Product

You agree that relative to you, Cybercongress.net exclusively owns any and all object code, source code, flow charts, documentation, advisory information, report templates, know-how, techniques, Cybercongress.net trademarks, ideas and any and all works and other materials developed hereunder excluding any of your confidential information {collectively, the “Work Product”} and that title thereto shall remain with Cybercongress.net. All Intellectual Property Rights in the Work Product are and shall remain entirely in Cybercongress.net. Nothing herein shall transfer ownership of any of your Intellectual Property Rights to Cybercongress.net.

7. Copyright Policy

It is our policy to terminate membership privileges of any Member who infringes copyright upon prompt notification to us by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) an identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Services; (iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (v) a written 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; (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Contact information for our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows.