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TERMS OF USE


USRA makes available for your use on this Web site (the "Site") information, documents (Materials), and various services (the "Services"), subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this document (the "Terms of Use"). By accessing this Site, you agree to the Terms of Use. USRA reserves the right to change the Terms of Use from time to time at its sole discretion. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms of Use posted on the Site at the time of such use. In addition, when using, accessing, or retrieving particular Materials or Services on this Site, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Materials or Services that may contain terms and conditions in addition to those in the Terms of Use. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any Materials or Services downloaded, cached, retrieved, printed, or stored from the Site.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Materials and Services on this Site are protected by patent law, copyright law, publicity rights law, moral rights law, trade secret law, trade dress law, trademark law, unfair competition law, and/or other similar protections (hereafter referred to as "Intellectual Property Rights") and any unauthorized use of the Materials or Services at this Site may violate such laws. Except as expressly provided herein, USRA does not grant any express or implied right to you under any Intellectual Property Rights with respect to the Materials and Services.

Except as specifically permitted herein, no portion of the information or documents on this Site may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of USRA.

USE OF SITE INFORMATION

Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere on this Site, you may view, download, retrieve, access, store and print the documents and information available on this Site subject to the following conditions:

  1. The documents and information may be used solely for personal, informational, educational, non-commercial purposes.
  2. The documents and information may not be modified or altered in any way.
  3. You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the documents and information.
  4. USRA reserves the right to revoke the authorization to view, download, retrieve, access, store and print the documents and information available on this Site at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon written notice from USRA.
  5. The rights granted to you constitute a license and not a transfer of title.
  6. You may not sell or resell Materials and Services.
  7. You may not modify, reproduce, display, publicly perform or otherwise use the Materials and Services in any way not expressly authorized under the Terms of Use.
  8. You may not use the Materials and Services on any other web site or in any other networked computer environment for any purpose.
  9. You shall not copy or adapt the HTML or other code that USRA creates to generate pages on the Site.
  10. The pages and elements on this Site are protected by Intellectual Property Rights, owned by USRA, and are not licensed hereby. You may not copy or imitate, in whole or in part, the pages and elements on this Site. The rights specified above to view, download, retrieve, access, store and print the documents and information available on this Site are not applicable to the design or layout of this Site.

DISCLAIMER

USRA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the information, documents, software, materials and/or services which are referenced by or linked to this site. References to other corporations, their services and products, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

COOKIES

You acknowledge that the Site uses cookies on certain pages and that many features and services on the Site may be available only through the use of a cookie. You expressly authorize USRA to generate and utilize cookies that shall be stored on the hard drive of the computer used to access the Site. You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, but some loss of the features, Materials and Services offered via the Site may occur as a result.

USE AND PROTECTION OF ACCOUNT NAME AND PASSWORD

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account name and/or password, if applicable. You are responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you.

USER AUTHENTICATION AND DISPUTES

You acknowledge that, because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the Site cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because USRA is not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the Site, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you hereby release USRA (and its agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) 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.

SECURITY

You expressly acknowledge that security risks are an inherent risk of doing business on the Internet. In particular, you acknowledge that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications of yours. Although USRA intends to use industry standard practices for securing the Site, you acknowledge that USRA does not warrant or represent that information communicated to or from the Site will be free from tampering or interception by third parties. In particular, and not withstanding any other provision in the Terms of Use, USRA does not warrant that information communicated to or from the Site shall not be disclosed to third parties or otherwise remain private.

THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES

This Site contains links to third-party Web sites that are not under the control of USRA. USRA makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site to which you may have access through this Site. When you access a non-USRA Web site, you do so at your own risk and USRA is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these sites or for the quality of any products or services available on such sites. USRA provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply that USRA endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or uses of such Web sites.

SECURITY BREECHES

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, (i) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access; (ii) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (iii) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing," "crashing", denial of service attacks and other attacks; (iv) sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; (v) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting; or (vi) deleting or revising any material posted on the Site by any other person or entity. If you have a password allowing access to a non-public area of the Site, you shall not disclose the password to any third parties or use the password for any unauthorized purpose.

INTERFERENCE AND USE OF OUTSIDE SOFTWARE

You shall not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activity being conducted on this site. You shall not take any other action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site's infrastructure. Notwithstanding any provision of the Terms of Use, you shall not use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to monitor, copy, navigate or search the Site other than the search engine and search agents available from the Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer).