Effective Date: March 15, 2007
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Unsuitable Content or Conduct
Functional Compatibility and System Abuse
Cooperation and Notification
Third Party Sites and Other Information
Limitations on Liability and Remedies
Intellectual Property Rights
Authorized and Prohibited Uses
At times, we may or may not require you to have a password and provide registration details to access this Website or portions of this Website. If we do require a password and registration details, the details you provide must be correct, current, and complete. If HGST believes that the details are not correct, current, and complete, we have the right to refuse you access to the Website, or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your account, if any. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access this Website, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s). We reserve the absolute right not to issue a password to any person or entity.
HGST respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, we have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of this Website who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512:
(a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
(c) Identification of the Content that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and the information reasonably sufficient to permit HGST to locate the Content;
(d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit HGST to contact the complaining party;
(e) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the Content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
For copyright inquiries under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please contact HGST’s Copyright Agent at:
Western Digital Corporation
3355 Michelson Drive, Suite 100
Irvine, California 92612
Any HGST software that is made available to download from this Website ("Software") is the copyrighted work of HGST and/or its affiliates or suppliers. The Software is made available for downloading solely for your use pursuant to the end user license agreement (“EULA”) applicable to the Software, and any reproduction or redistribution of the Software other than as permitted in the EULA is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. As a condition of downloading software from this Website, you agree that you will not use such software in a manner contrary to any export control laws and regulations, including but not limited to U.S. and Japanese laws and regulations. Such prohibited usages include but are not limited to usages related to the development, design, product, delivery, or use of chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons. Diversion contrary to U.S. and Japanese law is prohibited. In addition, downloading Software is prohibited if you are visiting this Website from any of the countries to which the export of software is prohibited by the U.S. or Japanese export control regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited.
Website and Registration Administration
Your use of this Website shall be in accordance with any and all procedures, forms, formats, displays and operating times which may be determined, specified or modified by HGST in its discretion. You are responsible for all software, hardware, interconnections, fees, expenses, costs and taxes for you to access or use this Website.
At this time, we do not charge a fee to use this Website, but we reserve the right to impose or modify fees in connection with use of this Website (or portions of this Website) at any time without liability. Payment of any such fees shall be due and payable thirty (30) days from the date of invoice unless otherwise agreed by you and HGST or unless otherwise required by HGST. HGST shall endeavor to issue a general notice on this Website with regard to any imposition of fees or modifications to this Website.
No link shall be made to any page of this Website except a direct link to the top page (http://www.hgst.com/) without framing. In addition, any link to this Website must be immediately followed by notice to HGST via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moreover, in the event HGST deems your linking practices in relation to this Website to be inappropriate, HGST may provide you with notice concerning removal or modification of the inappropriate link, and you agree to comply with any and all requirements of HGST relating thereto.
It is our policy not to tolerate any acts of intellectual property infringement or violations of federal or state law. We will, in good faith, make our best efforts to remove, disable, or restrict access to the availability of Content on the Website that, in our subjective view, is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected. This provision does not impose upon HGST any contractual obligation to undertake, or refrain from undertaking, any particular course of conduct, or to monitor the Website.
If you believe that someone has violated this policy, we ask you to promptly notify our Customer Service department by email at email@example.com or by phone at 888-426-5214. You must use this address or phone number if you want to ensure that the complaint is actually received by the appropriate party who is responsible for investigating alleged violations of this policy.
You agree not to submit any Content to this Website or commit any act involving the transfer of information relating to any Content in violation of applicable import/export control, espionage or national security laws.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of this Website.
You will not engage in conduct or submit to this Website any Content or other material that is illegal, inaccurate, misleading, misappropriated, infringing, dilutive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or otherwise objectionable. You will not cause damage, embarrassment or adverse publicity to HGST.
Information submitted by third parties over whom HGST has no control or responsibility, as well as translations thereof which HGST may arrange. HGST has no obligation to monitor, control or restrict the use of this Website, or third party websites accessible via links on this Website. These other sites are not under HGST’s control, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with HGST) HGST is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by HGST or any association with its operators. Moreover, HGST has no obligation to verify any User Content submitted by a user or to provide any registration or other information to you concerning any Content.
THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ITS LINKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND ARE USED ONLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW. HGST DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, REGARDING THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND LINKS), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, RESULTS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, ACCESSIBILITY, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
HGST'S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE WITH HGST (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE) IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. HGST AND ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OR REGISTRATION WITH HGST. THESE EXCLUSIONS FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF HGST HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, HGST AND ITS VENDORS' LIABILITY IN SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTION SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. HGST DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IN ANY EVENT, IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE IN AN APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF HGST WILL BE LIMITED TO, IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF HGST, EITHER THE (1) CORRECTION OR DELETION OF ANY INACCURATE CONTENT OR LINK; OR (2) REFUND OF ANY FEES FOR THIS WEBSITE RECEIVED BY HGST FROM YOU.