Welcome to the DCSE website from DCSE Institute Inc. (“DCSE“).
Access to, and use of, this website and the information contained in this website are subject to the terms and conditions listed below (“Terms and Conditions”). Please read this information carefully. Your use of this website, including the services provided on this website, signifies your agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
DCSE reserves the right to discontinue providing any of the services and information available on this website, to make changes or updates to this website, or to the products or programs described in this website, or to these Terms and Conditions at any time without further notice. Your continued use of this website following such changes signifies your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions.
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Use of Website
You are hereby authorized by DCSE to view, download, copy and print documents and the graphics incorporated therein (“materials”) from this website subject to the following restrictions and in accordance with any written agreement between you and DCSE: 1) the materials may be used solely by you for your own personal informational, educational or other non-commercial purposes unless otherwise expressly indicated; 2) all copies you make must properly attribute the appropriate source, including any copyright or other proprietary notices originally shown or included in the materials; 3) you may not modify any of the materials found at this website unless otherwise expressly indicated, nor attempt to pass off any materials found at this website as your own; 4) you may not use, reproduce or publicly display or perform, or distribute any of the materials within this website for any commercial or public purpose, unless DCSE has given you prior written consent to do so; 5) you may not “mirror” or “frame” any portions of this website in any other environment without prior written consent from DCSE; and 6) you may not display or transmit DCSE RSS feed content in a manner that does not permit successful linking to, redirection to, or delivery of the applicable official DCSE URL, and you may not insert any intermediate page, splash page, or other content between the DCSE RSS link and the applicable official DCSE URL. DCSE reserves the right to terminate the access of any user in its sole discretion, including users who do not observe these Terms and Conditions or who infringe or otherwise violate the rights of others.
DCSE provides proprietary information, including copyrighted materials, about its software and services on this website for the benefit of its customers and not for unrestricted use by the public. You agree that you may not use, or allow any other person or entity to use, any materials found on this website for the purpose of investigating, supporting, threatening or filing any intellectual property infringement claim against DCSE or its affiliates or for the purpose of developing or using an offering or product directly or indirectly competing with an offering or product from DCSE.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to DCSE via this website any material that is unlawful, obscene, pornographic, libelous, defamatory, threatening or otherwise inappropriate.
Accounts, Passwords and Security
If any of the services provided on this website requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing and maintaining current, accurate and complete information as requested on the applicable registration form, and maintaining the strict confidentiality of your password. If DCSE has provided you with login information to enable you to access restricted URLs on this website, be advised that such login information, as well as any content located at or linked from that URL, is confidential and proprietary to DCSE, and you are not authorized to share any information you view, download, or otherwise use at that URL. If you are using this website on behalf of your employer, you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms and Conditions on your employer’s behalf. You are the only person authorized to use your login information, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password(s). You acknowledge and agree that certain services may provide password-restricted access to customer information such as names and certain products. By using this website and registering for such services, you consent to DCSE‘ display of such information via the services and accept all risks of unauthorized access to such information. You are also fully responsible for all activities that occur through the use of your account and password. You agree to notify DCSE immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password or any other breach of security and ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. DCSE is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage that may occur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by DCSE or any other party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time. DCSE reserves the right to terminate your access to this website should DCSE in its sole discretion consider your use of this website to be inappropriate in any way. Upon termination of your access to this website, you must destroy all materials obtained from this website which permit identification of any individual.
Use of DCSE Online Communications Channels
In addition to the Terms and Conditions detailed herein, this subsection shall apply specifically to your use of DCSE Online Communications. The Online Communications Channels are collaborative areas hosted by DCSE to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of technical information pertaining to DCSE products and services. You understand that all content posted to the Online Communications Channels is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You understand, also, that all opinions expressed in the Online Communications Channels do not necessarily reflect the opinions of DCSE. While DCSE has no obligation to monitor the Online Communications Channels, DCSE shall have the right to remove any of your content and/or to terminate your access to and use of the Online Communications Channels should DCSE in its sole discretion consider your statements or conduct to be inaccurate, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy, injurious, objectionable, or otherwise in violation of these Terms and Conditions or applicable law. You will not post any encryption source code or corresponding object code within any Online Communication Channel or elsewhere on this website, unless such source code and object code has been classified by the United States Bureau of Industry and Security, is not the subject of “EI” controls, and it is otherwise lawful to post. You will not post any code, technology or other item that is subject to the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations. By using the Online Communication Channels, you certify that you are not from a country that is subject to a United States embargo and you will not use or post any information on this website for the proliferation of biological, chemical, nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction. No software, source code, technology, or encryption information or instructions may be provided via any “non-public” (i.e. password protected) Online Communication Channel.
Accessing the Online Communications Channels
You agree that DCSE will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors, omissions, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of the Online Communications Channels or your use of any content posted thereon. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such content. You agree not to harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, or to use the Online Communications Channels or information obtained from the Online Communications Channels to send other users unsolicited email of any kind. The Online Communications Channels are provided for informational purposes only, and no content included therein is intended for trading or investing purposes. DCSE shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy or availability of any information appearing or available on the Online Communications Channels, or for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information. Collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 (“minor children”) through this website is prohibited. Minor children are not eligible to use this website, and DCSE asks that they do not submit any personal information to this website.
Posting to the Online Communications Channels
Unless otherwise indicated, by posting your content, you are granting DCSE and all other users an unrestricted, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, and fully transferable, assignable, and sublicensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, transmit, create collective or derivative works from, distribute, perform and display your content in whole or in part and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You further warrant that all so-called moral rights in the content have been waived. Except where expressly provided otherwise, all comments, feedback, information and materials submitted to the Online Communications Channels are intended to be shared with other users of the Online Communications Channels. You may choose to include personal information in your DCSE community profile. You are responsible for appropriately setting and maintaining your privacy settings to designate who can access such personal information. Be aware that even information you set as private may be accessible by DCSE and third parties based on their level of access. Unless you have a written agreement with DCSE that refers to this website and expressly states otherwise, information you choose to include in your DCSE community profile and your comments, feedback, information and other materials you choose to share with others within the Online Communications Channels are not confidential and are not subject to the DCSE Privacy Statement.
By posting your content, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use, and that such content is not confidential. If you are using the Online Communications Channels on behalf of your employer, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms and Conditions on your employer’s behalf, and that your employer agrees to indemnify you and DCSE for violations of these Terms and Conditions. By posting your content, you further represent and warrant that you have reviewed and are in compliance with all applicable policies of your employer and/or the entity or individual that owns or controls the content you are posting. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your postings do not disclose confidential and/or proprietary information, including information covered by a nondisclosure agreement, that you are not authorized to disclose. DCSE cautions you not to disclose personal information about yourself or your children, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc. DCSE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, to publish, or not to publish your content.
UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY INDICATED, YOU MAY NOT SUBMIT, AND DCSE WILL NOT ACCEPT, ATTACHMENTS WITH YOUR POSTINGS. YOUR POSTINGS MAY NOT INCLUDE CONTENT THAT DCSE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION DEEMS TO BE AN ADVERTISEMENT OR SOLICITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT KNOWINGLY AND WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD PROVIDE MATERIAL AND MISLEADING FALSE INFORMATION, INCLUDING DISGUISING THE ORIGIN OF YOUR CONTENT OR MISREPRESENTING YOUR AFFILIATION OR IDENTITY. YOU MAY NOT USE DCSE NAME TO ENDORSE OR PROMOTE ANY PRODUCT, OPINION, CAUSE OR POLITICAL CANDIDATE. REPRESENTATION OF YOUR PERSONAL OPINIONS AS INSTITUTIONALLY ENDORSED BY DCSE, OR BY DCSE‘ SPONSORS, PARTNERS, OR ANY RELATED ORGANIZATIONS, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. YOU AGREE NOT TO POST OR OTHERWISE TRANSMIT SOFTWARE VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER COMPUTER CODE, FILES, OR PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO INTERRUPT, DESTROY OR LIMIT THE FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY COMPUTER SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT YOU SUPPLY DOES NOT VIOLATE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Private Web Areas Provided by DCSE
In addition to the Terms and Conditions detailed herein, this subsection shall apply specifically to your use of private web areas provided by DCSE, including Microsoft Sharepoint sites and closed groups within a DCSE online community (“Private Area”) unless otherwise agreed in writing between the parties.
It is understood that your access to the Private Area will be limited in duration consistent with the purposes for which the Private Area was established. You understand and agree that DCSE may make unavailable and/or take down the Private Area entirely or in part at any time and for any reason in its sole discretion. DCSE reserves the right to terminate your access to the Private Area and to all materials appearing thereon for any reason in its sole discretion, including, but not limited to, your failure to observe these Terms and Conditions, or for infringing or otherwise violating the rights of others.
You may not exchange or transmit on or to the Private Area any personally identifiable information of third parties, nonpublic personal information, or any other sensitive or proprietary third-party information that is protected under the laws or regulations of the particular jurisdiction applicable to the subject individual. No software or code may be provided via the Private Area, and you shall not submit or otherwise exchange encrypted data or other information, or encryption instructions. You shall not submit or otherwise exchange any items that are controlled by the United States export laws (including, but not limited to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”)) or the export or import laws of any other applicable country without proper clearance and notification to the other party, including any instructions on how to perform encryption functions or any other controlled technical data.
Pursuant to your use of the Private Area, you agree to allow DCSE to store and retrieve session information on your end terminal equipment, through the use of “cookies.” The purpose of such storage and retrieval of information is to enable the necessary login/logout procedures and to take reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to the Private Area. By using the Private Area, you explicitly consent to (i) the collection and processing by DCSE of your personal data as needed to administer security on the Private Area; (ii) the storage of such data until expiration of the purposes for which the Private Area was established, or in accordance with DCSE retention policy for such Private Area; and (iii) the storage and retrieval of information on your end terminal equipment as described above. Please refer to the DCSE Privacy Statement for further information concerning the use and disclosure of your personal information.
DCSE does not promise that your access to the Private Area will be uninterrupted. You agree to maintain appropriate backup copies of all information you submit to the Private Area. You agree that you will not transmit to the Private Area any viruses or other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or any telecommunications equipment. You understand that DCSE may create and administer the Private Area using third-party software and that such software may have technical, licensing and other limitations over which DCSE has no control. You agree to cooperate with DCSE in all material respects should DCSE be required by its licensors to perform, or not perform, certain activities. You agree to notify DCSE as soon as you become aware of or suspect any breach of security concerning the Private Area or breach of any of the terms governing use of the Private Area.
Use of DCSE Software
Any DCSE computer software which may be downloaded or is otherwise available from this website, unless otherwise expressly indicated, is licensed subject to either the written license agreement between you and DCSE or the click-on license which you agree to at the time of download or use. Software to which either of these licenses is applicable is subject to the terms of its associated license agreement only, unless expressly stated otherwise. However, if neither a written license nor a click-on license is available, your use of the DCSE software will be subject to the following conditions: 1) you may not use, reproduce, record, publish, publicly exhibit or distribute any software made available on this website without DCSE‘ express prior written consent 2) you are granted a personal, non-exclusive license to use such software subject to the foregoing restriction 3) such software is subject to all terms in the Warranties and Disclaimers Section as set forth below; and 4) except as expressly granted elsewhere, DCSEand its licensors reserve all rights, title and interest in and relating to such software. This section does not apply to any Third-Party Materials available on this website.
U.S. Government License Rights; Restricted Rights
Software and accompanying documentation are commercial computer software developed at private expense and are provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS to the United States Government. Use, duplication or disclosure of the Software by the United States Government is subject to the license terms of this Agreement pursuant to, as applicable, FAR 12.212, DFAR 227.7202-1(a), DFAR 227.7202-3(a) and DFAR 227.7202-4 and, to the extent required under U.S. federal law, the minimum restricted rights as set out in FAR 52.227-19 (DEC 2007). If FAR 52.227-19 is applicable, this provision serves as notice under clause (c) thereof and no other notice is required to be affixed to the Software or documentation. The Government’s rights in Software and documentation shall be only those set forth in these Terms.
Warranties and Disclaimers
EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND DCSE, ALL INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL DCSE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THIS WEBSITE, THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEBSITE.
IF ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS HELD TO BE UNLAWFUL, VOID, OR UNENFORCEABLE BY ANY COURT HAVING COMPETENT JURISDICTION, THEN SUCH PROVISION SHALL BE SEVERABLE WITHOUT AFFECTING THE ENFORCEABILITY OF ALL REMAINING PROVISIONS, WHICH SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
You agree to indemnify and hold DCSE and its affiliated companies harmless for any and all claims or demands, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or otherwise relate to your use of this website (including the services provided on this website), any content you supply to this website, or your violation of these Terms and Conditions or the rights of another.
Third-Party Materials on this Website
This website may contain materials from third parties, including software in executable or source code form (“Third-Party Materials”). Access, use, and download of all Third-Party Materials are subject to the Warranties and Disclaimers set forth above. Permission to use any Third-Party Materials beyond the uses outlined above or otherwise explicitly stated must be obtained directly from the respective owners. Unless expressly stated otherwise, DCSE does not provide technical support for any materials posted on, downloaded from, or linked to from this website.
DCSE respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify DCSE of your claim of infringement by sending the following written information to DCSE‘ designated Copyright Agent:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on this website, including the URL and date on which the material was displayed;
- Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- A 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; and
- 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.
Links to Third-Party Websites
Any links to third-party websites found within this website are provided solely as an added convenience to you. DCSE has neither reviewed the contents of these third-party websites nor does DCSE claim any responsibility for the content or suitability of these third-party websites and DCSE makes no express or implied warranty about the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, merchantability, or any other aspect of the content of such links. The inclusion of links does not imply endorsement of the third-party websites by DCSE or any association with their operators.
DCSE and all other DCSE product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks in the USA and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
If you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of DCSE trademarks, questions regarding DCSE copyrighted materials or any other questions regarding these Terms and Conditions, contact DCSE. DCSE is a private company devoted to the support and further development of its software and related services.
Revised March 15, 2017