Terms of Service

Last modified: February 25, 2013

Welcome!

Thank you for using the Joint Standards Network. The Joint Standards Network is provided by Kavi Corporation (“Kavi”), located at 225 SE Main St., Portland, OR 97214, United States, for the benefit of the standards development community.

By using the Joint Standards Network (the “Services”), you are agreeing to these terms.

Using the Services

Don’t misuse our Services. You may use the Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies.

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights and copyrights used to create and provide our Services. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services.

Our Services may display some content that is not Kavi’s. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available.

In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.

Your Log-in Account

You will need a log-in account in order to use our Services. You may create your own log-in and password, or your log-in account may be assigned to you by an administrator.

If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or account, contact Kavi Support immediately.

Privacy and Copyright Protection

By using our Services, you agree that Kavi may collect and store personal information and will process and use that personal information in connection with the management of the Services.

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Content in our Services

Some of our Services allow users to upload and/or submit content. Owners of submitted content retain ownership of any intellectual property rights they hold in that content. Organizations or groups that are working cooperatively together using the Services are responsible for creating mutual intellectual property rights and non-disclosure agreements.

When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Kavi a worldwide license to host, manage, and store the content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, managing, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. Our Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.

You can find more information about how Kavi uses and stores content in the Kavi privacy policy. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.

About Software in our Services

Kavi gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Kavi as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Kavi, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services, including software, nor may you reverse engineer, copy, or attempt to extract any functionality or source code of that software.

Modifying and Terminating our Services

We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.

You can stop using our Services at any time, Kavi may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.

We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service.

Our Warranties and Disclaimers

We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about our Services.

OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, NEITHER KAVI NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTION OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.

Liability for our Services

WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, KAVI, AND KAVI’S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF KAVI, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).

IN ALL CASES, KAVI, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.

Business uses of our Services

If you are using our Services on behalf of a business or organization, that entity accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Kavi and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.

About these Terms

We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should review the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for the Services, you should discontinue your use of the Services.

If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.

These terms control the relationship between Kavi and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.

If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

The laws of the State of Oregon, U.S.A., will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Multnomah County, Oregon, USA, and you and Kavi consent to jurisdiction in those courts.

For information about how to contact Kavi, please go to www.kavi.com.