AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (referred to as the “User” or “You”) AND STEWART INFORMATION SERVICES CORPORATION AND ITS AFFILIATES (referred to as “Stewart”)
OWNERSHIP AND USE LIMITATIONS
All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other material (“Content”) presented to You on the Stewart Sites is owned by Stewart and various third parties. Nothing contained on the Stewart Sites grants User, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Content without the written permission of Stewart or such other party that may own the Content. Any use of any of the marks appearing throughout the Stewart Sites without the express written consent of Stewart or the owner of the mark, as appropriate, is strictly prohibited.
User’s sole rights of use to the Content are the right to view and print documents and graphics incorporated in the documents from any Stewart Site subject to the following: (1) the documents may be used solely for personal and informational purposes and (2) the documents may not be modified or altered in any way. Except as expressly provided herein, User may not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit, or distribute any software, product, services, or information from any Stewart Site, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Stewart or the applicable third party. Stewart reserves the right to make changes or updates to the Stewart Sites or the products or programs described on the Stewart Sites at any time without notice.
Stewart may not have the right to authorize User to download, publish, or republish any photographs, images, or audio files (the “Graphical Content”) accessed through any Stewart Site. Stewart provides User with the URL or address of the owner or server of all Graphical Content. If User intends to make use of any Graphical Content accessed through any Stewart Site for commercial or noncommercial purposes (other than as part of viewing the Stewart Sites or in a printed form of the Stewart Site) User must contact the server of the Graphical Content for permission to use it.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
Stewart has provided links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Because Stewart has no control over such sites and resources, User acknowledges and agrees that Stewart is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for any Content, privacy policies, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. User further acknowledges and agrees that Stewart will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.
Stewart believes, but does not warrant or represent, that people who make information available on the Web do so with the expectation that such information will be publicly and widely available. Stewart also believes, but does not warrant or represent, that making links to publicly accessible Web pages available at this site is legally permissible and consistent with the common, customary expectations of those who make use of the Web communications media.
NO SECURITY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ARE MADE
Stewart cannot, and does not, make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) User might be requested to give any third party or that the site is free from viruses or other invasive and potentially damaging programs.
The information, software, products, and services included on any Stewart Site or any third party site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information contained at any Stewart Site. Stewart and/or its respective suppliers may make modifications and/or changes in any Stewart Site at any time. Advice received via any Stewart Site should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal, or financial decisions and User should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to User’s situation.
STEWART AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON ANY STEWART SITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. STEWART AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF SECURITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
STEWART MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (1) ANY STEWART SITE WILL MEET USER’S REQUIREMENTS, (2) THE INFORMATION ON ANY STEWART SITE WILL BE TIMELY OR ERROR-FREE, (3) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY USER THROUGH ANY STEWART SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (4) ANY ERRORS IN ANY STEWART SITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
Stewart reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to any Stewart Site or any portion thereof without notice.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of User’s access and use of the Stewart Sites, User will not use any Stewart Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. User may not use the Stewart Sites or any services offered through such in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Stewart server, or the network(s) connected to any Stewart server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any of the Stewart Sites or services thereunder. User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any non-public portion of the Stewart Sites for which it is not granted access, through hacking, password mining or any other means. User may not obtain or attempt to obtain access to any materials or information not intentionally made available to the public through the Stewart Sites except as authorized by Stewart.
Stewart does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from User through the Stewart Sites unless specifically requested by Stewart and on a secure web page. Except where expressly provided otherwise by Stewart, all comments, feedback, information, or materials submitted to Stewart through or in association with any Stewart Site shall be considered non-confidential and Stewart’s property. By submitting such comments, feedback, information, or materials to Stewart, User agrees to a no-charge assignment to Stewart of all worldwide rights, title, and interest in copyrights and other intellectual property rights to the comments, feedback, information. or materials. Stewart shall be free to use such comments, feedback, information, or materials on an unrestricted basis.
Stewart reserves the right to communicate with registered users at various times through e-mail. Upon registering a new account with Stewart, the new account may be automatically signed up to receive various e-mails and other correspondence. Users may, in some instances, indicate preferences for receipt of some of these e-mails.
USE OF INFORMATION
USE OF ONLINE WEB COMMUNITIES
If any Stewart Site contains bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively, “Communities”), User agrees to use the Communities only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, User agrees that when using a Community, User shall not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
- Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Forum that User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal, or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communities.
Stewart reserves the right to terminate User’s access to any or all of the Communities, at any time, without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Stewart has no obligation to monitor the Communities. However, Stewart reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Stewart’s sole discretion.
User acknowledges that all Communities are public and not private communications; therefore, User’s communications may be read by others without User’s knowledge. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about User or User’s children in any Community. Stewart does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Community and, therefore, Stewart specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communities and any actions resulting from User’s participation in any Community. Forum managers and hosts are not authorized Stewart spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Stewart.
By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through any Stewart Site, User is granting Stewart permission to:
- Use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, publish, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any such communication; and
- Sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication.
The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark, or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.
Stewart reserves the right for any reason to remove without notice any contents of any Stewart Site received from User, including without limitation bulletin board postings. Stewart reserves the right to deny, in its sole discretion, User access to any Stewart Site or any portion thereof without notice. Stewart reserves the right to edit any notices or postings for clarity and length.
User acknowledges that chats, conferences, bulletin boards, and any other such communications forums hosted by any Stewart Site are public and not private communications. Further, User acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, and other communications by other users are not endorsed by Stewart, and such communications shall not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by Stewart.
SUBSCRIPTION BASED CONTENT
Some contents and/or services on a Stewart Site may be offered to User conditioned on User’s payment of subscription fees. If User elects to purchase subscription based content/services and transmits to Stewart a subscription purchase request, User warrants that all information that User submits is true and accurate (including without limitation User’s credit card number and expiration date), and User agrees to pay all subscription fees User incurs. Like all Web publications, those accessed through any Stewart Site may be temporarily unavailable from time to time due to required maintenance, failures, telecommunications interruptions, or other disruptions. Although Stewart makes reasonable efforts to minimize such downtime, Stewart does not guarantee 100% availability of any site whatsoever. If User wishes to cancel User’s subscription for any reason, User may do so through the Subscription Services feature of the appropriate web site, but there shall be no refunds of subscription fees previously paid.
User’s subscription is personal to User and the members of User’s household, and User may not transfer or make available User’s account name and password to others, including without limitation User’s co-workers. Any distribution by User of User’s account name and password may result in cancellation of User’s subscription without refund and additional charges based on unauthorized use.
SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE
Violators may be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. User acknowledges that the Software, and any accompanying documentation and/or technical information, are subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of the USA. User agrees not to export or re-export the Software, directly or indirectly, to any countries that are subject to USA export restrictions.
RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND.
Any Software, which is downloaded from any Stewart Site for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies, and/or instrumentalities (“U.S. Government”), is provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software – Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable. Manufacturer is Stewart Title Guaranty Company, 1360 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77056.
Stewart reserves the right to make any and all changes or discontinue the availability of any Stewart Site at its sole discretion without notice to User. Stewart reserves the right to deny access to any Stewart Site to anyone at anytime. User agrees that Stewart will not be liable to You or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of any Stewart Site unless specifically stated in a written agreement with Stewart.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or problems with any Stewart Site. Please provide the webmaster with information, including the “URL” about the specific Stewart Sites of which you are inquiring.
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Stewart, Stewart Title, and other names of Stewart products and/or services referenced herein are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Stewart Title Guaranty Company or its affiliated entities. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. User’s use of any Stewart Site in no way authorizes User to use any Stewart name, trademark or logo.
All contents of any Stewart Site are: Copyright © 1999-2006 Stewart Title Guaranty Company and/or its suppliers, 1360 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77056 U.S.A. All rights reserved.