2. Scope of Terms. Modifications. Translations.
2.1 Application: The Terms apply to all websites where these Terms are posted, displayed, or referenced ("Websites"), whether the sites are sponsored, managed, or hosted by LIPS or third parties. The Terms also apply to any resources and tools provided through the Websites, including but not limited to developer tools, software, download areas, research areas, community forums, chat rooms, blogs, sharing sites, and product information. Finally, the Terms apply to documents made available on the Websites such as white papers, press releases, datasheets, and specification documents. Hereafter, all materials provided by the Websites will be referred to as the "Materials."
2.2 Supplementary Terms for Materials and Sub-Sites: Certain Materials or sub-sites accessible via the Websites may have their own supplementary terms and conditions specific to them. By accessing or using those Materials or sub-sites, you accept and agree to be bound by the applicable supplementary terms and conditions. These Terms will apply and remain in effect with respect to those Materials and sub-sites, provided that, to the extent, these Terms conflict with or are superseded by any such supplementary terms and conditions, the supplementary terms and conditions will govern and control.
2.3 Changes and Updates to Terms: LIPS may, but is not required to, substitute, add to, change, or remove any part of the Terms at any time without notice to you (“Modified Terms”). Modified Terms will be effective when posted by LIPS, and your use of the Websites or the Materials after the posting of the Modified Terms will be deemed your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the Modified Terms. The date on which the Modified Terms are posted will be stated at the beginning of the Modified Terms. If you do not agree to the Modified Terms, you must stop using the Websites and Materials.
2.4 Translations of Terms: Where LIPS has provided you with a translation of the English-language version of these Terms, you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English-language version of these Terms will govern your relationship with LIPS. If there is any contradiction between the English-language version of these Terms and the translation, the English-language version will govern and control.
2.5 Modification of Websites and Materials: LIPS may, but is not required to, substitute, add to, change, remove, disable, or suspend the Websites, the Materials, or any portion thereof, temporarily or permanently, at any time without notice to you. These changes may include without limitation alterations to the features, functions, specifications, and pricing of any products or services described in or displayed on the Websites or the Materials.
3. Security and Privacy
3.1 Personal Information: Personal information you submit to LIPS through forms on the Websites or the Materials is collected by LIPS as part of its business operations, to provide services, to respond to requests and offer customer support, and to fulfill legal and contractual obligations. You provide some of this data directly, such as when you order a LIPS product, contact customer support, or register for a LIPS event or publication. By accessing and using the Websites, you acknowledge that you have read and understand LIPS’s Privacy Terms.
3.2 Member Account, Password, and Security: Accessing certain Materials and/or sub-sites may require that you establish a member account and select a password. It is a condition of your use of those Materials and sub-sites that all the information you provide as part of registering for an account is accurate, current, and complete. Your account is personal to you. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. You may not permit any third party to use your account, nor may you use anyone else's account at any time. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify LIPS immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security in connection with your account or your password.
3.3 Misuse of Account: LIPS will not be liable to you or to any third party for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, LIPS reserves the right to hold you liable for losses incurred by LIPS or by a third party due to someone else using your account or password.
3.4 Disabling or Suspension of Account: LIPS has the right to disable or suspend any account at any time at LIPS’s sole and absolute discretion, no matter the reason, without notice to you.
4. Use of Websites and Materials
4.1 No Unlawful or Prohibited Use: You agree that you will not use the Websites or the Materials for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms. You must not:
4.1.1 Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
4.1.2 Use the Websites or the Materials to stalk or otherwise harass or harm another;
4.1.3 Impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to a LIPS official, forum leader, guide, or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with LIPS or any person or entity, or collect or store personal data about other users in connection with any prohibited conduct or activities;
4.1.4 Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Websites or the Materials;
4.1.5 Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that you do not have the right to make available under any law or contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or other proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
4.1.6 Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that infringes or misappropriates any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or any other proprietary rights of LIPS or any third party;
4.1.7 Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation;
4.1.8 Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any material that contains 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;
4.1.9 Use the Websites or the Materials in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any LIPS server or network(s) connections, disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Websites or the Materials, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Websites or the Materials;
4.1.10 Circumvent any use-limitation or restricted-access technology used by the Websites or the Materials, or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Websites or the Materials, or any other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any LIPS server or the Materials, through hacking, password mining, or any other means, or obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Websites or the Materials;
4.1.11 Remove any copyright or other proprietary rights notices placed upon the Websites or Materials;
4.1.12 Perform automated searches against LIPS’s systems (except for non-burdensome federated search services), including using automated "bots," link checkers, or other scripts or web scraping technologies, without the prior written permission of LIPS;
4.1.13 Use the Websites or the Materials to create products or perform services which compete or interfere with those of LIPS;
4.1.14 Text mine, data mine, or harvest metadata from the Websites or the Materials; or
4.1.15 Download all or parts of the Websites or the Materials in a systematic or regular manner or to create a collection of materials comprising all or a material subset of the Websites or the Materials, in any form.
4.2 Enforcement: Enforcement of this section is solely at LIPS’s discretion, and failure to enforce this section in some instances does not constitute a waiver of its right to enforce it in other instances. In addition, this section does not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Websites or Materials will not contain any content or conduct that is prohibited by this section.
5. Retained Rights. Patents.
5.1 Retained Rights: You acknowledge and agree that LIPS or its licensors own all legal rights, title, and interest in and to the Websites and the Materials and that the Websites and Materials are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Except as set forth in these Terms and unless otherwise specified in the Materials themselves or pursuant to any license terms or permissions for the Materials, (a) no license rights or other rights are granted to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information, whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise, and (b) you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell the Websites or the Materials. Any unauthorized use of the Websites or the Materials may infringe LIPS’s or a third party’s copyright rights, trademark rights, or other proprietary rights, may violate laws relating to privacy and publicity and may result in civil or criminal liability.
5.2 Patents: You may not use or facilitate the use of the Websites or any Materials in connection with any patent or other LIPS intellectual property infringement analysis concerning LIPS products. By your use of the Websites or Materials, you agree to grant to LIPS (and do hereby grant to LIPS) a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to any patent claims which include subject matter disclosed in the Websites or the Materials and agree not to assert against LIPS any claims for patent infringement based on any such patent claims.
6. Notices Related to Content
6.1 Trademarks: Any trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress, and other brand features (“Trademarks”) displayed on or featured in the Websites or the Materials are the property of either LIPS or third-party licensors. Nothing in these Terms grants you any license rights or other rights to use or display any such Trademarks.
6.2 Third-Party Content: The Websites and the Materials may contain third-party submitted content. Such content is not reviewed, approved, or endorsed by LIPS and is provided solely as a convenience to you. Under no circumstances will LIPS be liable to you or any third party in any way for any third-party submitted or provided content, including but not limited to any errors or omissions, or damages of any kind. By your use of the Websites, you agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any third-party content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such third-party content.
6.3 Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in the Websites or Materials that refer to plans or expectations are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations and involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.
6.4 Copyright Permission: Except for confidential LIPS information disclosed via the Websites, use of the content on the Websites or the Materials is authorized for editorial (i.e., news media) purposes only and is subject to the Terms. To request permission to use content outside of editorial purposes please submit your request via e-mail to email@example.com. Please include a description of your proposed usage of the materials, along with a link or copy of the materials being requested and your contact information. LIPS reserves the right to approve or reject any such request, as determined by LIPS in its sole and absolute discretion.
7. Notices Specific to LIPS Documents
7.1 Permission to Use: Permission to use any LIPS-owned white papers, press releases, datasheets, specification documents, FAQs, etc. ("Documents") made available as Materials via the Websites is granted, provided that (a) the copyright notice at the bottom of these Terms and this permission notice appear in all copies, (b) you may use Documents only for your informational and non-commercial personal use, (c) the Documents will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, (d) no modifications of any Documents are made, and (e) you are otherwise in compliance with all of the Terms. Any other uses require the express written permission of LIPS, which may be withheld at LIPS’s sole discretion.
8. Notices Specific to LIPS Software
8.1 License Terms: Any LIPS software that is made available for download from the Websites ("Software") is the copyrighted work of LIPS or its licensors. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the applicable end user license agreement which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). By downloading or using the Software, you agree to be bound by the terms of the License Agreement. The Software is made available for download solely for use by end users according to the License Agreement. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software not in accordance with the License Agreement is expressly prohibited by law and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.
8.2 Restrictions: Except as permitted by these Terms or the License Agreement accompanying the Software, you must not, and must not allow any third party to, (a) use, copy, distribute, sell, or offer to sell the Software or associated documentation; (b) modify, adapt, enhance, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from the Software except and only to the extent as specifically required by mandatory applicable laws or any applicable third party license terms accompanying the Software; (iii) make the Software available for the use or benefit of third parties; (iv) use the Software on your products other than those that include the LIPS silicon product(s), platform(s), or software identified in the Software; or (v) publish or provide any Software benchmark or comparison test results. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
8.3 Reproduction and Redistribution: WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF LIPS SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED UNLESS SUCH REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THE LICENSE AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING SUCH SOFTWARE.
8.4 Software Warranty Limitations: THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT, LIPS HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
8.5 Software Tools and Utilities: FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, LIPS MAY MAKE TOOLS AND UTILITIES AVAILABLE FOR USE AND DOWNLOAD AS PART OF THE WEBSITES OR THE SOFTWARE. LIPS DOES NOT MAKE ANY ASSURANCES WITH REGARD TO THE ACCURACY OF RESULTS OR OUTPUT DERIVED FROM THE USE OF ANY SUCH TOOLS OR UTILITIES. PLEASE RESPECT THE LIPSLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OTHERS WHEN USING THE TOOLS AND UTILITIES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITES OR AS PART OF THE SOFTWARE.
9. Notices Specific to LIPS Products
The Websites and the Materials may contain information regarding LIPS products. With regard to all LIPS products, you acknowledge and agree that:
9.1 Limitations: EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN LIPS'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE FOR ITS PRODUCTS, LIPS ASSUMES NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, AND LIPS DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, RELATING TO THE SALE OR USE OF LIPS PRODUCTS, INCLUDING LIABILITY OR WARRANTIES RELATING TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, OR OTHER LIPSLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT.
9.2 Use of LIPS Products: If you integrate LIPS products into your overall system, you are responsible for the safety of the overall system that includes the LIPS products, including compliance with applicable safety-related requirements or standards.
9.3 Changes to Specifications: LIPS may make changes to product specifications and product descriptions at any time, without notice to you. Designers must not rely on the absence or characteristics of any features or instructions marked "reserved" or "undefined." LIPS reserves these for future definition and will have no responsibility whatsoever for conflicts or incompatibilities arising from future changes to them. The product information on the Websites or the Materials is subject to change without notice to you. Do not finalize a design using this information.
9.5 Defects: The products described in the Websites or the Materials may contain design defects or errors known as errata which may cause the products to deviate from published specifications. Please consult directly with LIPS for updates or possible fixes when encountered.
9.6 Benchmarks and Performance Claims: Any performance tests and ratings provided in the Websites and the Materials are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of LIPS products as measured by those tests.
9.7 Availability: Just because a product is displayed on the Websites or in the Materials does not mean that the product is available for purchase in all countries, jurisdictions, or localities. Contact your local LIPS sales office or your distributor to learn the availability of products in your geographic area.
10. Links to Other Materials or Sites
The Websites and/or the Materials may contain links to other Internet sites. The linked sites are not under the control of LIPS and LIPS is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. LIPS reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. LIPS does not endorse companies or products to which it links and reserves the right to note as such on the Websites or the Materials. If you decide to access or use linked sites, you do so entirely at your own risk.
11. Exclusion of Warranty. Limitation of Liability. Indemnification
11.1 Exclusion of Warranty: YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
11.2 UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE MATERIALS THEMSELVES OR PURSUANT TO ANY LICENSE TERMS OR PERMISSIONS FOR THE MATERIALS, THE WEBSITES, AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. LIPS AND EACH OF ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, VALIDITY, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. ACCORDINGLY, YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES AND THE MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
11.3 LIPS DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR SUFFICIENCY OF ANY MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITES, AND AS SUCH YOUR USE OF ANY MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR OTHER DEVICES OR FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS.
11.4 Limitation of Liability: YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT LIPS, ITS LICENSORS, AND SUPPLIERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR:
11.5 ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOST PROFITS, OR SIMILAR LOSS, IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITES OR THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITES, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION OR THEORY OF LIABILITY UNDER WHICH SUCH DAMAGES ARE SOUGHT (WHETHER IN AN ACTION FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE (INCLUDING STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHER ACTION IN TORT).
11.6 ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF (a) ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, OR EXISTENCE OF ANY CONTENT IN OR ON THE WEBSITES, THE MATERIALS, OR THE DOCUMENTS, ANY CHANGES MADE BY LIPS THERETO, OR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION BY LIPS IN THE PROVISION THEREOF, OR (b) YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT DETAILS SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL.
11.7 THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ON LIPS'S LIABILITY WILL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT LIPS KNEW OF, WAS ADVISED OF, OR OTHERWISE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. ANY CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES OR THE MATERIALS MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES. THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THE TERMS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
11.8 Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, at LIPS’s election defend, and hold LIPS and each of its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, suppliers, and licensors (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all actions, claims, or demands, and all losses, damages, liabilities, fees, fines, penalties, costs, and expenses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees and legal costs) arising from or relating to your breach or violation of the Terms or any content you make available through the Websites or Materials. You acknowledge and agree that LIPS may, at any time, assume the exclusive defense and control over any claim for which you owe indemnity to LIPS hereunder, and you agree to fully cooperate with LIPS, at LIPS’s reasonable request, in connection with LIPS’s defense and investigation of any such claim. You agree that you will not settle or compromise any claim for which indemnity is owed hereunder without LIPS’s prior written consent, which LIPS may refuse, withhold, condition, or delay, no matter the reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.
12.1 The Websites and the Materials are controlled or made available from LIPS’s office located in Taiwan. LIPS makes no representations or warranties that the Websites or the Materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations, or that your access to them from the territory in which you reside is or will be lawful or in compliance with applicable local laws. Those who choose to access the Websites or the Materials from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Materials available on the Websites are subject to Taiwan export control laws and may also be subject to the laws of the country where you reside.
12.2 The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and LIPS and govern your use of the Websites and the Materials. Any claim relating to the Websites and/or the Materials will be governed by the laws of Taiwan, without regard to its conflict of law principles and each party will submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Taiwan. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms will remain in full force and effect. The section and paragraph headings in these Terms are for convenience of reference only and must not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.