Last updated: January 1, 2023
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2. CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT
3. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
Support by Email
When you use the Services, submit forms or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email, or by posting notices on the Services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
4. UNSOLICITED IDEAS
CVI and its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliates have been actively engaged in research and development in diversified scientific and business areas for many years. In order to protect the interests of CVI, its parent company, affiliates and subsidiaries in the ideas and information which have been conceived or developed internally, and to avoid possible future misunderstandings with you or others, CVI does not solicit ideas, inventions, work samples, materials, demos, and the like or agree to receive any confidential information from persons or entities outside the Canon Group. CVI maintains a strict policy of not accepting or considering any creative ideas, suggestions or materials from the public ("Unsolicited Idea(s)") and therefore you should not submit any Unsolicited Ideas to CVI through this Services or otherwise. CVI does not wish to receive Unsolicited Ideas from you and has expressly advised you not to submit them. If you nonetheless intend to submit an Unsolicited Idea, CVI strongly recommends that you first consult an attorney in order to evaluate the effect that submitting such an Unsolicited Idea would have on any rights that you might otherwise have.
Nonetheless, if you do send CVI an Unsolicited Idea that is not already protected by a United States patent or is not public information, it immediately becomes the property of CVI. By submitting an Unsolicited Idea to CVI, you agree to convey your ownership interest in the Unsolicited Idea to CVI, and that CVI will exclusively own all rights, title and interest therein. Furthermore, CVI and its designees will be free to use, without any compensation to you whatsoever, any concepts, ideas, know-how or techniques contained in any Unsolicited Idea for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information. Neither CVI nor the Canon Group will be liable for such use or disclosure of such Unsolicited Idea or for any similarities in the Unsolicited Idea and any future Canon uses or activities.
5. USE OF SERVICES
You agree that your use of the Services will comply with applicable laws, and unless otherwise expressly permitted by Other Agreements, you agree that your use of the Services will strictly be for your own personal and non-commercial use. In addition, you agree not to take any steps in connection with your use of the Services that could adversely affect CVI or the Canon Group, including engaging in or attempting to engage in the following conduct:
- interrupting the operation of the Services in any manner whatsoever, including by imposing an unreasonable load on the Services;
- deleting or revising any material or other information of any other user, Canon, or any third party;
- harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
- deciphering, decompiling, disassembling, or reverse-engineering any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Services;
- posting advertisements or solicitations of business other than those explicitly approved by CVI;
- defeating, investigating, or providing information concerning methods of defeating security mechanisms, including by allowing another person to access the Services using credentials issued to you, or by falsifying, deleting, or concealing Internet Protocol header, email sender, or other identifying information;
- engaging in conduct that restricts, inhibits or discourages any other person or entity from using or enjoying all or any portion, features or functions of the Services, or which, in CVI’s judgment, exposes Canon or any of its users, customers, or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type;
- engaging in conduct affecting Canon adversely or reflecting negatively on Canon, the Services, Canon’s goodwill, name or reputation or causing duress, distress or discomfort to Canon or anyone else, or discouraging any person or entity from doing business with Canon; or
- taking any other action that could endanger or cause damage to Canon, other users of the Services, or other third parties.
6. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All materials on the Services, including but not limited to images, software, audio, text and video clips (the "Materials"), are protected by copyright under U.S. copyright law, international conventions and other copyright laws. All Materials are owned or licensed by CVI, Canon Group, or by its third-party licensors. You cannot use the Materials, except as specified herein. Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate, without limitation, copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. You may not change the Materials in any way or reproduce, publicly display, distribute or otherwise use the Materials for any public or commercial purpose. Any reproduction of the Materials on any other web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
CVI trademarks, logos, and service marks and those trademarks, logos, and service marks licensed to CVI by Canon Inc. or Canon U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on the Services are registered and unregistered marks of CVI, Canon U.S.A., Inc., or Canon Inc. All other trademarks, trade names, product names, service marks and all other non-CVI marks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Services without the written permission of CVI or such third party that may own other trademarks displayed on the Services. The absence of a product or service name or logo anywhere in the text of the Services does not constitute a waiver of any trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.
Notice of Copyright Infringement
If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on or linked from the Services without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide CVI’s designated copyright agent with the following information:
- identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Services that is requested to be removed;
- your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an email address if available, so that CVI may contact you if necessary;
- a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; and
- an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner's behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.
CVI's copyright agent for notice of claims of infringement on the Services is:
By U.S. Mail:
Corporate Compliance Director
Canon Virginia, Inc.
12000 Canon Boulevard
Newport News, Virginia 23606
This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere on the Services. Upon receipt of such a notice of claimed infringement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), CVI will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any content that is claimed to be infringing upon the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States, and will terminate the Services privileges of those who repeatedly infringe on the copyright of others. United States law imposes substantial penalties for falsely submitting a notice of copyright infringement.
7. OTHER AGREEMENTS; SOLUTIONS, OR ACCESS
8. USE OF SOFTWARE
Any software that is available on the Services ("Software") is the copyrighted work of CVI and/or its licensors. Copying or reproducing the Software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is strictly prohibited, unless such reproduction or redistribution is permitted by a license agreement accompanying such Software. You may not create derivative works of the Software, or attempt to decompile or reverse-engineer the Software unless otherwise permitted by law. Use of the Software is subject to the license terms of any license agreement that may accompany or is provided with the Software. You may not download any Software until you have read and accepted the terms of the accompanying software license.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE SEPARATE LICENSE AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING THE SOFTWARE. EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN SUCH LICENSE AGREEMENT, CVI, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, AND AFFILIATE COMPANIES, AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights
The Software available on the Services and accompanying documentation that is downloaded from the Services for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities are provided with Restricted Rights. You agree to meet all requirements necessary to ensure that the Federal Government will honor such rights. Disclosure, use or reproduction of the Software and accompanying documentation are subject to restrictions set forth at Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.227-14, when applicable, or in the Department of Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement 252.227-7013.
Export Controls. Software available on the Services is further subject to United States Export Controls. No software available on the Services may be downloaded or exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or using the Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading any Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, or under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
9. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND PRODUCTS
Third Party Links
Mention of third party products, companies and websites on the Services is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of such products, companies, or websites. CVI makes no representations regarding the quality, safety or suitability of any products by third party companies. Likewise, links to third party sites are provided for your convenience only, and CVI is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from the Services. Links from the Services to any other site do not mean that CVI approves, or endorses or recommends that site. CVI disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content on any other site. Viewing of all other sites is at your own risk.
10. CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES AND OTHER PROMOTIONS
The Services may include contests, sweepstakes or other promotions ("Promotions") that offer prizes or require you to send in material or information about yourself. Each Promotion has its own rules, which you must read and agree to before you may enter.
11. AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
The products and Services displayed on the Services may not be available for purchase in your particular locality. The reference to such products and services in the Services does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time in your particular location, or at the price or terms displayed on the Services. We do not warrant that product descriptions or other Services content is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
INFORMATION REGARDING CVI PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING THEIR AVAILABILITY, APPEARANCE, PRICE AND SPECIFICATIONS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. SUCH INFORMATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR OTHER COMMITMENT BY CANON WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE AND CVI HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY. MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR COMPLETENESS THEREOF.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES) ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, CVI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (1) FOR THE ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY CONTENT PUBLISHED ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES; (2) THAT THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SERVICES AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER COMPONENTS THAT MAY INFECT, HARM OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR ANY OTHER PROPERTY WHEN YOU ACCESS, BROWSE, DOWNLOAD FROM OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE; (3) THAT CVI WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES OR, IF IT DOES CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES, THAT THE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES IT CURRENTLY PROVIDES OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION THE WAY THAT IT CURRENTLY DOES; OR (4) THAT ANY OF YOUR CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE RETAINED OR STORED ON THE SERVICES FOR ANY PARTICULAR AMOUNT OF TIME.
OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES MAY SUBMIT CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS IN A WAY THAT IS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE, AND CVI CANNOT PREDICT THE CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS THAT USERS POST. CVI THEREFORE DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICES WILL BE APPROPRIATE FOR ANY PARTICULAR AUDIENCE OR THAT YOU WILL NOT BE HARMED BY VIEWING THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICES. BECAUSE ACCESSING THE SERVICES IS INHERENTLY RISKY, YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR DECISION TO ACCESS IT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CVI'S NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, WILL CVI, OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, HOSTING OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE, EVEN IF CVI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
CVI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. CVI ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGE TO OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SERVICES, OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE SITE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CONTAINED HEREIN, IN NO EVENT SHALL CVI'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE SERVICES.
15. APPLICABLE LAWS
16. GENERAL PROVISIONS