Terms Of Use

PLEASE REVIEW BEFORE USING THIS SITE

Powerbrick provides this Web site (the "Site") as a service to its customers and other members of the security industry. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THE SITE. Powerbrick may change these Terms of Use from time to time, at Powerbrick's sole discretion. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of such changes will constitute your assent to all such changes. Please periodically visit this section of the Site to review the current version of these Terms of Use.
Powerbrick also operates other Web sites which may be subject to their own terms. Please review those Web sites for their applicable terms of use.

SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS

USE OF INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE

You acknowledge that Powerbrick reserves the right to modify, revise or discontinue the Site, or any features, functionality or services provided as part of or in connection with the Site, without prior notice.

Generally speaking, all information or materials contained on the Site (including but not limited to all graphics, images, video clips, audio, video, images, or other types of content) ("Site Information") is the property of Powerbrick and/or its suppliers or licensors.

Certain portions of the Site have been designated as areas in which registered users may post information or materials (defined below as "Posted Information"). All such Posted Information remains property of its respective owner(s). Please see Section 2: Posted Information below for further details regarding Posted Information.

Unless otherwise noted in a particular document, Powerbrick hereby authorizes you to electronically copy or print in hard copy any document published by Powerbrick on the Site solely for your internal reference purposes within your organization. In consideration of and as a condition to this authorization, you agree that all such copies shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein.

Any other use of information provided by Powerbrick without prior written approval from Powerbrick or the appropriate supplier or licensor is strictly prohibited.

Certain documents published on the Site may contain other restrictions, proprietary notices and/or copyright information relating to that individual document, including but not limited to notices that limit or prohibit your ability to make copies of that document. Please review all additional notices before making any copies.

Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright or trademark of Powerbrick, its suppliers or licensors, or any other third party.

Any software available to download from the Site is the copyrighted work of Powerbrick and/or its suppliers or licensors. Use of such software is governed by the terms of any end user license agreement that accompanies or is included with the software ("License Agreement"). Copying the software to any other location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited, unless otherwise permitted by the terms of the License Agreement.

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE SITE, YOU MAY NOT DISTRIBUTE, EXCHANGE, MODIFY, SELL OR TRANSMIT ANYTHING YOU COPY FROM THE SITE. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, OR PRIVACY LAWS.

DESIGN AND LAYOUT

The design of the Site is the property of Powerbrick. Elements of the Site, including but not limited to logos, graphics, sounds or images, are protected by copyright, and other laws, and may not be copied or imitated, unless specifically indicated.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Any links to other sites are provided solely for your convenience. Such sites are not under the control of Powerbrick, and Powerbrick is not responsible for their content, any changes or updates to them, or the collection of any personal data or information by the operators of such sites.

USER PRIVACY INFORMATION

In general, people may visit the Site while remaining anonymous and not revealing any personal information. Powerbrick does use "cookie" technology to obtain non-personal information from its on-line visitors, and to provide customization options at login, or to keep track of where you are in the Site in order to provide the correct customization options when you use the Site. In addition, you may be required to provide certain personal information, such as your name, address, and email, before you can participate in certain portions of the Site. Powerbrick does not, without your permission, sell to third parties information you have submitted to this Site that identifies you personally. For a complete description of how Powerbrick uses cookies or the information collected from the Site, please see Powerbrick's Privacy Policy applicable to the Site, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference. Some portions of the Site may permit you to post certain information about yourself if you choose to do so. If you decide to use those portions of the Site and post information about yourself, the information you post is, of course, exempt from this Privacy Policy. Please see Section 2: Posted Information for additional information.

Powerbrick intends to cooperate with any order or request from law enforcement officials or a court of competent jurisdiction for information as to the identity individuals submitting or posting information to Powerbrick or on the Site.

USER FEEDBACK AND IMPROPER TRANSMISSIONS

Except for Posted Information or personal information, if you transmit to or otherwise provide to Powerbrick any feedback (such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like) or data or materials ("User Feedback"), such User Feedback shall be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. Powerbrick shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such User Feedback and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, modify, display and distribute the User Feedback to others without limitation. By transmitting such User Feedback to Powerbrick, you are deemed to grant to Powerbrick a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license (with rights to sublicense) to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such User Feedback for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such User Feedback.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to the Site any unsolicited chain letters or "spam", or any threatening, harassing, libelous, false, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic material, or other material that would violate any applicable law or regulation, including but not limited to any federal or state laws or regulations governing equal employment opportunities. However, if such communications do occur, Powerbrick will have no liability related to the content of any such communications.

Except where such information qualifies as Posted Information, you may not post or transmit to the Site any advertising, surveys, promotional materials, contests, or any other commercial or non-commercial solicitations.

You are also prohibited from impersonating any individual. Member accounts must be opened using real names and other requested information.

Powerbrick may, but is not obligated to, review or monitor areas on the Site where users may transmit or post communications, including discussion groups, bulletin boards, chat rooms, and user forums. Powerbrick is not responsible for the accuracy of any Posted Information, including but not limited to information, data, opinions, advice, or statements transmitted or posted in discussion groups, bulletin boards, chat rooms, and user forums.

DELETION AND LOCKOUT

Failure to adhere to any of these Terms of Use may result in messages and/or Posted Information being blocked, deleted from the Site and possible lockout. Powerbrick also reserves the right to take any actions it deems necessary or appropriate to protect the Site and its content.

INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION

The Site may provide access to international data about Powerbrick, its suppliers or licensors, or other third parties, and therefore, may contain references or cross references to products, programs, and services that are not available in your country. Such references do not imply that Powerbrick, its suppliers or licensors, or other third parties intend to make available such products, programs or services in your country.

CONTESTS/SWEEPSTAKES

From time to time, you may be invited to participate in contests, sweepstakes, or similar events. Such events may require you to submit personal information to participate. Each event shall be subject to separate rules, and you should review all applicable rules before participating. Please see the Privacy Policy for additional detail. Posting by Powerbrick of a contest, sweepstake or similar event on the Site does not mean that it is applicable to your jurisdiction.

LINKING AND FRAMING

You are permitted to view the Site only in its full presentation form and are prohibited from "framing" the Site. You may link to the Site only by linking to the home page located at Powerbrick.net. You are prohibited from "deep linking" to any other pages in a manner to bypass the home page.

VIOLATION OF TERMS OF USE

You acknowledge that Powerbrick has the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site, without liability to you or any third party, if you violate any of these Terms of Use, violate the rights of Powerbrick, interfere with any other user's access or use of the Site, or if Powerbrick decides that your use is otherwise detrimental to Powerbrick, the Site, or Powerbrick's suppliers or licensors. If you believe that someone has violated these Terms of Use, you may contact Powerbrick at webmaster@Powerbrick.net . Powerbrick may decide, in its discretion, to investigate the report and decide, in its sole discretion, to take any action relating to that report. Powerbrick does not have any obligation or liability to you for the performance or nonperformance of those activities.

SITE SERVICES

Powerbrick may, from time to time, offer through the Site certain services that may be subject to their own specific terms and conditions ("Service Terms and Conditions"). In the event of any conflict between those Service Terms and Conditions and these Terms of Use, the applicable Service Terms and Conditions shall control. Please be sure to review any applicable Service Terms and Conditions before making use of a Site service.

GENERAL

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the New Zealand, without regard to the rules of conflict which may cause the laws of another jurisdiction to apply. You agree to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the New Zealand in the event of any dispute of any kind arising from or relating to the Site, or your use or review of it. The failure of Powerbrick to enforce any provision or right of these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such provision or right. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

SECTION 2: POSTED INFORMATION

ALL POSTED INFORMATION IS PUBLIC

Powerbrick has reserved certain portions of the Site to permit registered users to post materials or information, including but not limited to user resumes or other personal information, job listings, user demonstration reels or other sample materials, graphics, images, opinions, comments, conversations or questions ("Posted Information"). Powerbrick has provided those special sections as a service to its customers and the security community with the intent of making Posted Information publicly available to anyone who wishes to view it.

By using these services and posting or transmitting to Powerbrick for posting such Posted Information, you thereby acknowledge and agree that all Posted Information is publicly available to any viewer of the Site. You further acknowledge and agree that Powerbrick shall have no responsibility, liability, or obligation to you with regard to the Posted Information, its protection, its use or misuse in anyway whatsoever by any entity, including but not limited to Powerbrick itself. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that the Posted Information is exempt from the application of Powerbrick's Privacy Policy and Powerbrick has no obligation to maintain the privacy of any Posted Information.

USER CONDUCT GUIDELINES

By posting information to the Site, you agree to the following conduct guidelines and warrant that:

·     You will not post anything on the Site that violates the intellectual property rights of others, including any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, or moral rights. If you believe that any Posted Information infringes your copyrights, you may provide a notification of claimed copyright infringement to Powerbrick's Designated Agent for copyright complaints.

·     You will not impersonate any other person, or submit false or inaccurate information about yourself. Your account registration must contain complete and accurate information, including your real name.

·     You will not post any threatening, harassing, libelous, false, misleading, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic material, or any material that would violate any applicable law or regulation.

·     You will not post any chain letters or “spam.” You also will not post any advertising, surveys, promotional materials, contests, or any other form of solicitation except in areas specifically designated for such purposes.

·     You w ill not post serial numbers, activation keys, “cracks,” or any other information intended for software piracy or unlicensed use of software.

LICENSE TO POSTED INFORMATION

By submitting the Posted Information for publication on the Site, you grant to Powerbrick, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, display, modify, distribute, and create derivative works based upon (in any format whatsoever) the Posted Information for any purpose.

You also hereby authorize any third party who lawfully accesses the Posted Information via the Site to make an electronic copy or print in hard copy the Posted Information, or portion thereof, solely for such third party's internal reference purposes within such third party's organization.

If your Posted Information includes links to internet sites ("Posted Links"), you are deemed, to the extent you are able, to grant to Powerbrick a worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, non-exclusive right to display Posted Links for so long as the Posted Information is available on the Site. Powerbrick requires that Posted Links be restricted to home pages, and not "deep links," unless the Posted Link is to an internet site that you own, operate, or to which you are otherwise authorized to link. Powerbrick reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any Posted Links for any reason whatsoever.

Inclusion of any links (Posted Links or others) in Posted Information does not imply any endorsement by or responsibility of Powerbrick with regard to the contents of sites related to User Links.

USE AND MONITORING OF POSTED INFORMATION

The decision to make Posted Information available, or to use or respond to Posted Information, is yours alone. Powerbrick has only made a portion of the Site available for the publication, distribution, and review of Posted Information. Powerbrick is not involved in any transactions between the users who submit Posted Information, and the users who view or use such information. Without limiting the generality of foregoing, Powerbrick is not responsible for any employment, hiring, purchase, lease, rent, or any other decisions whatsoever made by any person or entity with regard to the Posted Information contained in the Site.

In addition, please note that Powerbrick cannot confirm that anyone is who they say they are. You assume all risks relating to any dealings you may undertake with anyone you encounter through the Site.
Powerbrick has no obligation to review, screen, or edit any Posted Information, either in advance, or after posting. Powerbrick may post the Posted Information as submitted by the person registered to post the information, but will not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of or omissions in such Posted Information. Inclusion of Posted Information on this Site does not imply any endorsement by Powerbrick of the Posted Information.

Powerbrick reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any actions with respect to Posted Information that it deems are appropriate, including but not limited to rejecting, editing, moving, or deleting Posted Information, or revoking the access of any user who violates these Terms of Use.

SECTION 3: DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, LIMITATIONS, INDEMNIFICATION

For avoidance of doubt, please note that the term "Site" as used in Section 3 encompasses all content of this Site whatsoever, including but not limited to Posted Information.

DISCLAIMERS

THE SITE IS PROVIDED BY Powerbrick "AS IS" AND WITH ALL FAULTS. Powerbrick AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS, ITS OPERATION, OR ITS PRIVACY POLICY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Powerbrick AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, Powerbrick SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT THE USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Powerbrick AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE ACCURACY OR TIMELINESS OF THE SITE, OR ITS CONTENTS OR THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS OR THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER COMPONENTS THAT MAY INFECT, HARM, OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR ANY OTHER PROPERTY, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT OR THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, Powerbrick SPECIFICALLY INFORMS YOU THAT Powerbrick AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR GUARANTEES AS TO THE ACCURACY, TRUTHFULNESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY POSTED INFORMATION.

EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL Powerbrick OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES OR THEIR SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF USE DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS OPERATION, ITS CONTENTS OR THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OTHER SITE LINKED TO THE SITE, OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH SITE, OR THESE TERMS OF USE, OR THE PRIVACY POLICY APPLICABLE TO THIS SITE) EVEN IF Powerbrick AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, THEIR SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE RESPECTIVE LIABILITY OF Powerbrick, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Powerbrick and its licensors, suppliers, officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries (collectively "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability, loss, claim, damages, expense, or cost (including but not limited to attorneys' fees), incurred by or made against the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising from or related to your use of Site, the placement, posting or transmission of any messages, information, software, content or other materials on or through the Site by you or users of your account, or any breach or violation of these Terms of Use by you or users of your account. You agree to fully cooperate as reasonably required by an Indemnified Party(ies). Each Indemnified Party may, at its own expense, assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which it is indemnified hereunder. You shall not settle any matter without the consent of the applicable Indemnified Party.

Last Updated:  Feb 25th, 2011