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Ribose Terms of Service

Last revised on: Nov 22, 2014
  1. Terms

    1. Ribose is the sole owner of the Ribose products, software, services and web sites ("Services") of Ribose Inc. (a British Virgin Islands corporation) ("Ribose", "we" or "us").

    2. Set out below are terms and conditions for use of the Services ("General Terms").

    3. Additional legal notices and/or terms may be applicable to certain Services ("Additional Terms").

    4. The General Terms and the Additional Terms collectively form a legally binding agreement between you and Ribose ("Terms"). Additional Terms take precedence for any conflicts between the Additional Terms and General Terms for that particular Service which the Additional Terms apply to.

  2. Acceptance

    1. Your usage of the Services constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Terms. Clicking to accept or agree to the Terms also signifies your acceptance of the Terms.

    2. You are advised to check the General Terms periodically for updates, as your continued use of the Services signifies your acceptance of any changed items. General Terms can be found at http://www.ribose.com/tos.

  3. Provision of Services

    1. Ribose subsidiaries and affiliated legal entities ("Subsidiaries and Affiliates") may provide the Services to you on behalf of Ribose. You acknowledge and agree that Subsidiaries and Affiliates will be entitled to provide the Services to you.

    2. Ribose is committed to providing the best experience for users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services may change from time to time without prior notice to you.

    3. Ribose may temporarily or permanently stop providing the Services in part or in full to you at Ribose's sole discretion without prior notice. You may stop using the Services at any time without needing to specifically inform Ribose.

    4. You acknowledge and agree that if Ribose disables access to your account, you may be prevented from accessing the Services, your account details or any content associated with your account.

    5. You acknowledge and agree that while Ribose may not currently have set limits on transactions or capacity on the Services, such limits may be set or changed by Ribose at any time, at Ribose's sole discretion without prior notice.

    6. Data provided by you to Ribose may be classified according to type and origin. You represent and warrant that you will not use the Services for any purposes prohibited by any laws or regulations applicable to the data relating to your use of the Services, and you agree that your use of the Services and any Content is solely at your own risk.

  4. Intellectual Property

    1. You acknowledge and agree that Ribose own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights that subsist in the Services. Such rights belong to Ribose globally where such rights exist and regardless of the status of registration of those rights.

    2. The Services may contain information designated confidential by Ribose. You agree that you shall not disclose such information without Ribose's prior written consent.

    3. The Services and all of its contents (articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, video material, audio material, and software — collectively, the "intellectual property"), are protected by patent, copyright, trademark and other laws or various countries and international conventions. The intellectual property is owned or controlled by Ribose. The Services are protected by patents and inventions ("Patents and Inventions").  Additionally, the Services itself is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation.

    4. No portion of the Services may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by Ribose.

    5. Except as expressly set forth in the Terms, you may not copy, download, display, distribute, publish, enter into a database, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, post, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or in any way exploit any of our intellectual property or the Services itself, or any part thereof.

    6. You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) that may be affixed to or contained within the Services.

    7. The Ribose name and Ribose-branded seals, logos, and related marks are registered trademarks/design marks of Ribose, or otherwise unregistered marks that carry the goodwill of Ribose. All rights reserved. Nothing in the Terms gives you rights to use any of Ribose's trade names, trade marks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.

    8. If you have been explicitly permitted by Ribose by a separate written agreement to use any of these brand features, you agree that your use of such features will comply with that agreement, the Terms, and Ribose's brand feature guidelines. Ribose's brand features guidelines can be requested by sending an email to support@ribose.com.

    9. You agree to not:

      1. directly or indirectly challenge the validity, enforceability, or scope of coverage of the Patents and Inventions or any patent or patent application arising out of or from the Patents and Inventions in any jurisdiction, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, agrees not to interfere with the examination procedures or commence or participate in any opposition procedures or judicial nullity action, whether complete or partial, with respect to the Patents and Inventions; or

      2. file, or cause to be filed, any patent application based upon or arising out of the Patents and Inventions including, without limitation, any improvement patent applications or patents based on or related to the Patents and Inventions or any patent applications or patents that design around the Patents and Inventions.  Any invention that is based upon or arises out of the Patents and Inventions shall be owned solely by Ribose and you agree to assign any such invention to Ribose.

  5. Account information and security

    1. You may be required to provide information about yourself ("Personal Information") in order to access certain Services or for continued use of the Services. Such information may be requested as part of the registration process for the Services or through your continued use of the Services. You agree that Personal Information you provide to Ribose will always be accurate, correct and up to date.

    2. You agree and understand that you are solely responsible for access control to your account, including keeping confidential of access credentials to your account for access to the Services. Consequently, you agree that you are solely responsible to Ribose for all activities that occur under your account.

    3. If you are aware of any unauthorized use of your account or your access credentials, you agree to notify Ribose immediately at support@ribose.com.

    4. You agree to the use of your data in accordance with Ribose's Privacy policy. Ribose's Privacy policy is located at http://www.ribose.com/privacy.

  6. Proper Use

    1. You may not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms, or cause damage on or through the Services. You promise that none of your actions on or through the Services will violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, regulation, generally accepted practices or guidelines.

    2. You agree to only access the Services through interfaces provided by Ribose unless you have been specifically allowed to do so under a separate agreement with Ribose. You agree not to access or attempt to access the Services using automated means including through scripts and crawlers.

    3. You agree that you will not engage or attempt to engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services or any part of that support, constitute or facilitate the Services.

    4. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Ribose, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, business associates, and suppliers harmless from and against any actual or threatened claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Services in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate the Terms or any applicable law.

  7. Content

    1. Information accessible as part of or through your use of the Services may originate from a third party other than Ribose ("Content"). Such Content is the sole responsibility of the party whom such content is originated from. Ribose makes no representation, recommendation or warranty of any kind on such Content and accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of any part of such Content.

    2. You understand that certain Content presented in or through the Services, including advertisements and sponsored content, may be intellectual property owned by third parties who provide such Content to Ribose. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this Content in whole or in part unless you have been authorized to do so by the owners of that Content.

    3. Ribose reserves the right to screen, filter, review, modify, refuse or remove any Content from the Services.

  8. Your content

    1. Ribose obtains no right, title or interest from you (or your licensors) under the Terms or to any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services other than the limited license stated below. You agree that you are solely responsible for protecting and enforcing your rights and Ribose has no obligation to do so on your behalf.

    2. You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Ribose has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display through or in the Services, and hence solely responsible for any consequences of such actions, including any damage or loss to Ribose.

    3. You agree you will not use any trade mark, service mark, trade name, logo of any company or organization in a way that is likely or intended to cause confusion about the owner or authorized user of such marks, names or logos.

    4. For content submitted, posted or displayed on or through the Services ("Your Content"), you give Ribose a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute Your Content, for the sole purpose of enabling Ribose to display, distribute, provision and promote the Services ("Content License").

    5. Ribose may offer syndicated services through or in conjunction with other parties. You allow Ribose to make Your Content available to other parties whom Ribose has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services through the Content License.

    6. You confirm and warrant to Ribose that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the Content License. Furthermore, you confirm and warrant that Ribose will not infringe any right of any third party, or incur any liability or damages of any kind as a result of your submission of Your Content to Ribose or providing the Services to you.

  9. Advertising content

    1. You agree that Ribose may place advertising on the Services. Some advertisements or promotions may be targeted to certain information stored on or associated with the Services. Form, nature and implementation of advertising by Ribose on the Services may change without prior notice.

  10. External content

    1. The Services may provide links to resources not operated by Ribose ("External Resources"). You acknowledge and agree that Ribose is not responsible for External Resources, and therefore is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of accessing External Resources, or as a result of placing reliance on External Resources.

    2. Ribose reserves the right to remove or de-link any External Resources without giving prior notice and without incurring any liability on its part.

    3. You acknowledge and agree that quotations or comments of Ribose personnel on External Resources do not reflect the opinion of Ribose.

  11. Ribose software

    1. Ribose assigns you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Ribose as part of the Services or for facilitation of providing the Services to you ("Software"). This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use the Services in accordance to the Terms.

    2. You may not copy, download, display, distribute, publish, enter into a database, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, post, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to extract the source code or in any way exploit the Software or any part thereof, unless required by law or explicitly permitted by Ribose in writing.

    3. The Software may require updating from Ribose from time to time. You agree to receive such updates and permit Ribose to deliver these to you in order to facilitate the providing of Services to you.

  12. Transactions

    1. Certain areas of the Services enable you to apply to join one or more of the Ribose programs. The terms of those programs and the terms governing your application for registration and participation in those programs are set forth in the License Agreement(s) for such program(s). Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your application, nor does it constitute an acceptance into the program. Ribose reserves the right after receipt of your order to accept or decline your application as provided in the License Agreement governing the particular program(s) for which you apply.

  13. Termination

    1. The Terms will continue to apply until terminated as set out below.

    2. You may terminate your legal agreement with Ribose, by

      1. notifying Ribose through a written notice sent to Ribose's address described at the beginning of the Terms; and

      2. close or delete your accounts for all Services, where this option is available to you.

    3. Ribose may terminate its legal agreement with you if

      1. you have breached any provision of the Terms, or determined by Ribose that you are unable to comply with the Terms; or

      2. Ribose is required to do so by law; or

      3. Ribose is no longer able to provide the Services to you

    4. Upon termination of the Terms, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and Ribose have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of sections 14-15 shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.

  14. Disclaimer of Warranty, Limitation of Liability, and Release

    1. Ribose does not guarantee the accuracy of information found on the Services. Your reliance on information found on the Services is at your own risk.

    2. THE SERVICES, AND ALL ITS CONTENTS, IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS." RIBOSE MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, DATA ACCURACY, OR QUIET ENJOYMENT.

    3. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL RIBOSE OR ANY OTHERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE SERVICES AND ITS CONTENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY CIRCUMSTANCE INVOLVING THE SERVICES OR ITS CONTENT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, MISDIRECTED OR REDIRECTED TRANSMISSIONS, FAILED INTERNET CONNECTIONS, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE SERVICES, LOST DATA, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, BREACH OF SECURITY, LINE FAILURE, DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OF THE SERVICES, OR COMPUTER VIRUS, WORM, TROJAN HORSE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENT), EVEN IF YOU HAVE ADVISED RIBOSE IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

    4. RIBOSE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE MATERIALS ON THE SERVICES IN TERMS OF THEIR TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. WHILE WE MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION ABOUT RIBOSE ON THE SERVICES, YOU SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS ALWAYS UP TO DATE OR THAT THE SERVICES CONTAINS ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AVAILABLE ABOUT OUR COMPANY. WE UNDERTAKE NO OBLIGATION TO VERIFY OR MAINTAIN THE CURRENCY OF SUCH INFORMATION.

    5. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. However, in no event shall Ribose's aggregate liability to you or any third party for damages, losses, and causes of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing the Services or $100, whichever is lesser. You agree to bring any and all actions within one year from the date of the accrual of the cause of action, and that actions brought after this date will be barred.

    6. In the event that you have a dispute with Ribose, you release Ribose (and our officers, directors, agents, and employees) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

  15. Others

    1. Ribose reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Terms, including suspending or blocking your access to the Services.

    2. Nothing in the Terms shall constitute or be deemed to constitute a partnership between the parties hereto and no party shall have the authority or power to bind any other or create a liability against any other in any way or for any purpose.

    3. You shall not assign, transfer, convey, license, subcontract, delegate or otherwise dispose of, wholly or partially, any of your rights or obligations under the Terms without obtaining the prior written notice of Ribose.

    4. No delay or failure by Ribose to enforce any of the Terms shall constitute a waiver of any of our rights under the Terms. Neither the receipt of any funds by Ribose nor the reliance of any person on our actions shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of any part of the Terms. Only a specific, written waiver signed by an authorized representative of Ribose shall have any legal effect.

    5. If any clause or provision set forth in the Terms is determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future law, the clause or provision shall be deemed to be deleted without affecting the enforceability of all remaining clauses or provisions.

  16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    1. User agrees that the Terms and any disputes arising under or related to the Terms and/or the Privacy Notice or to the Services will be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong SAR without regard to conflict of laws, and the exclusive venue for any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be in the courts of the Hong Kong SAR, provided that Ribose shall always be permitted to bring any action or proceedings against user in any other court of competent jurisdiction and Ribose shall always be permitted to choose the laws of any other competent jurisdiction.

    2. This English-language Terms of Service statement is Ribose's official agreement with users of the Services. In case of any inconsistency between this English-language Terms of Service statement and its translation into another language, this English-language document shall prevail.

  17. Changes to Terms

    1. Ribose reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter, or otherwise change the Terms at any time. We will provide notice of such change on the General Terms page.

    2. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by these changes without limitation, qualification or change. If at any time you determine that you do not accept these changes, please refer to Section 13 to terminate the relationship.

  18. For More Information

    1. If you have any questions regarding our Terms of Service, please send an email to support@ribose.com or write to us at the address shown on our contact page.

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