Use of Information

Use of Information - Terms, Conditions and Notices

This is an Industrial Internet Consortium document (the “Document”) and is to be used in accordance with the terms, conditions and notices set forth below. This Document does not represent a commitment by any person to implement any portion or recommendation contained in it in any products or services. The information contained in this Document is subject to change without notice.

Licenses

The companies who contributed content to this Document (“Contributing Companies”) have granted to the Industrial Internet Consortium (the “IIC”), a program of Object Management Group, Inc. (“OMG”) a nonexclusive, irrevocable, sublicensable, royalty-free, paid up, worldwide license to copy and distribute this Document and to modify this Document and distribute copies of the modified version. Each of the Contributing Companies has agreed that no person shall be deemed to have infringed the copyright in the included material provided by any such copyright holder by reason of having copied, distributed or used such material as set forth herein.

Subject to the terms and conditions below, OMG (including its IIC program) and the Contributing Companies hereby grant you a fully-paid up, non-exclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free, worldwide license (without the right to sublicense) to use, copy and distribute this Document (the “Permission”), provided that: (1) both the copyright notice above, and a copy of this Permission paragraph, appear on any copies of this Document made by you or by those acting on your behalf; (2) the use of the Document is only for informational purposes in connection with the IIC’s mission, purposes and activities; (3) the Document is not copied or posted on any network computer, publicly performed or displayed, or broadcast in any media and will not be otherwise resold or transferred for commercial purposes; and (4) no modifications are made to this Document.

This limited Permission is effective until terminated. You may terminate it at any time by ceasing all use of the Document and destroying all copies. The IIC may terminate it at any time by notice to you. This Permission automatically terminates without notice if you breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, or at any time upon the IIC’s express written request, you will destroy immediately any copies of this Document in your possession or control.

The Licenses and Permission relate only to copyrights and do not convey rights in any patents (see below).

Patents

Compliance with or adoption of any advice, guidance or recommendations contained in any IIC reports or other IIC documents may require use of an invention covered by patent rights. OMG and its IIC program are not responsible for identifying patents for which a license may be required to comply with any IIC document or advice, or for conducting legal inquiries into the legal validity or scope of those patents that are brought to its attention. IIC documents are informational and advisory only. Readers of this Document are responsible for protecting themselves against liability for infringement of patents and other intellectual property that may arise from following any IIC recommendations or advice. OMG and its IIC program disclaim all responsibility for such infringement.

General Use Restrictions

This Document contains content that is protected by copyright. Any unauthorized use of this Document may violate copyright laws, trademark laws and communications regulations and statutes. Except as provided by the above Permission, no part of this work covered by copyright may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping or information storage and retrieval systems—without permission of the copyright owner(s).

Disclaimer of Warranty

While this document is believed to be accurate, it is provided “as is” and may contain errors or misprints. OMG (including ITS IIC PROGRAM) and the coNTRIBUTING COMPANIES make no warrantIES, representationS or conditionS of any kind, express or implied, with regard to this document, including but not limited to any warranty of title or ownership, OF merchantability, of fitness for a particular purpose or use, OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. OMG (INCLUDING ITS IIC PROGRAM) MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTIES, OR CONDITIONS AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS DOCUMENT.

In no event shall OMG (including ITS IIC PROGRAM) or any of the coNTRIBUTING COMPANIES be liable for errors contained herein or for direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, reliance or cover damage, OR DAMAGE FOR loss of profits, revenue, data or use, HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, incurred by any user or any third party in connection with the furnishing, performance, reproduction, distribution or use of this material, even if PREVIOUSLY advised of the possibility of such damages.

The entire risk as to the quality and performance of any software or technology developed using this Document is borne by you. This disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential part of the Permission granted to you to use this Document.

Limited Rights Notice

This Document contains technical data that was developed at private expense and (i) embodies trade secrets, or (ii) is confidential and either commercial or financial. This document was not produced in the performance of a government contract and is not in the public domain. The use, duplication or disclosure of this Document by the U.S. Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14–Rights in Data “Limited Rights Notice (Dec. 2007) (a) and (b),” or as specified in 48 C.F.R. 12.211 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and its successors, as applicable. This data may only be reproduced and used by the U.S. Government with the express limitation that it will not, without written permission of the copyright owners, be used for purposes of manufacture nor disclosed outside the Government. The copyright owners are as indicated above and may be contacted through Object Management Group, Inc., 109 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, U.S.A.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, trade names and other special designations that appear on and within the Document are the marks of OMG, the Contributing Companies and possibly other manufacturers and suppliers identified in the Document and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the owner, except as necessary to reproduce, distribute and refer to this Document as authorized herein.