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This web site, its fora, and its interactive tools (collectively, the "Site") are provided by the Software & Information Industry Association ("SIIA"), to you ("you" or "user"), subject to the terms of this online agreement ("Agreement"), and the rules that may be published from time to time by SIIA. The Site is provided to users who agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. SIIA reserves the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time. Users who violate the terms of this Agreement may be permanently banned from using this service. USAGE OF THE SITE WILL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ENTER OR USE THE SITE.

Users of this Site should be aware that content on the Site may be protected by U.S. Copyright laws and international treaty provisions, and must be treated like any other copyrighted material. It is not intended for public distribution or copying, absent the express permission of the author.  You agree that you will not copy, download, rent, lease, sell, distribute, transmit, or otherwise transfer all or any portions of the content related to the Site or otherwise take any other action in violation of SIIA's or any user's copyright OTHER THAN THOSE EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED BY THE USER AND SIIA, including, but not limited to, copy, use or transmission of data for solicitation and /or commercial purposes.

The views and information expressed by users of this Site are strictly those of the users, and are not necessarily endorsed by SIIA.  SIIA makes no warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of any views or information expressed on this Site.  By using the Site, you agree that you alone are responsible for the content of your postings, and that SIIA will not be held legally responsible for the content posted by you or any other user.  Any disputes with respect to such material shall be handled strictly by or between the Site's users and shall not involve SIIA.  Any user posting any message on the Site agrees to defend and indemnify SIIA against any and all legal claims brought as a result of that message, including without limitation claims based on privacy, publicity, defamation, intellectual property, fraud, and all other legal claims.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF ITS TERMS.