Cascading Community Terms of Service

Last Updated: February 4th, 2014

Welcome to the Cascading Community (“Community”), a peer-to-peer forum supporting developers and enthusiasts of big data management applications, located at www.cascading.org & www.driven.io (the “Sites”). Please read these Terms of Service (the “Terms”) and our Privacy Policy (http://www.cascading.org/privacy-policy/) carefully. These Terms form a legal contract between you and Concurrent, Inc. (“Concurrent,” “we,” or “us”) and govern your use of the Site and our Community forum and other services accessible via the Site. To make these Terms easier to read, the Site and our services are collectively called the “Services.”

Agreement to Terms

By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and by our Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree to these Terms and our Privacy Policy, do not use the Services. If you are accessing and using the Services on behalf of a company (such as your employer) or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms. In that case, “you” and “your” will refer to that company or other legal entity.

Additional Terms; Driven EULA

Certain areas or features of the Services may have different terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and the terms and conditions posted for a specific area or feature of the Services, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area or feature. In addition, in order to use our cloud-based Driven application that we make available to Community members (and its associated plug-in), you must agree to (and your use will be governed by) our http://license.concurrentinc.com/driven/beta/eula.txt (the “EULA”).

Changes to Terms, EULA or Services

We may modify these Terms or the EULA at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the modified Terms or EULA on the Site or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms and EULA whenever we modify them because if you continue to use the Services after we have posted modified Terms or EULA on the Site, you are indicating to us that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms and EULA. If you don’t agree to be bound by the modified Terms or EULA, then you may not use the Services anymore. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.

Who May Use the Services

Eligibility

You may use the Services only if you are capable of forming a binding contract with us and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law.

Registration and Your Information

To become a member of the Community or to use certain features of the Services you’ll have to create an account via the Site (“Account”). It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Account, and you agree to update such information, as needed, to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you don’t, we may suspend or terminate your Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account password to anyone and you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them.

Feedback

We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at contact@concurrentinc.com . You acknowledge that any Feedback you provide will become the exclusive property of Concurrent, and we may use (or not use) any such Feedback in any manner and for any purpose, without compensation to you and without implying or creating any interest on your part in any of our products or services that may be based on such Feedback. You hereby irrevocably assign to us all right, title, and interest in any Feedback you provide.

Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy (http://cascading.org/privacy-policy/) for information on how we collect, use and disclose information from our users.

Content and Content Rights

For purposes of these Terms: (i) “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services; and (ii) “User Content” means any Content that Account holders (including you) provide to be made available through the Services. Content includes without limitation User Content.

Ownership

We do not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, we and our licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.

Rights in User Content Granted by You

By making any User Content available through Services you hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Services and Content to you and to other Account holders.

Responsibility

You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by us on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Removal

You can remove your User Content by specifically deleting or requesting it. However, in certain instances, some of your User Content (such as posts or comments you make) may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Services. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.

Rights in Content Granted by Concurrent

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to download, view, copy, display and print the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.

Community Guidelines and Concurrent’s Enforcement Rights

You agree not to do any of the following:

  • Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances.
  • Use, display, mirror or frame the Services or any individual element within the Services, Concurrent’s name, any Concurrent trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without our express written consent;
  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers;
  • Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any Concurrent system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
  • Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Concurrent or any of our providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or Content;
  • Attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by us or other generally available third-party web browsers;
  • Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
  • Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Concurrent trademark, logo URL or product name without our express written consent;
  • Use the Services or Content, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services or Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or Content;
  • Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;
  • Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
  • Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

Although we’re not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or Content or to review, remove or edit any Content, we have the right to do so, without any prior notice, for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms, and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.

If you recognize any violation of these Terms, please notify us by sending an email to contact@concurrentinc.com .

DMCA/Copyright Policy

We respect copyright law and expect our users to do the same. It is our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances Account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see our Copyright and IP Policy at http://www.concurrentinc.com/copyright/ for further information.

Links to Third Party Websites or Resources

The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. We provide these links only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those websites or resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for, and assume all risk arising from, your use of any third-party websites or resources.

Termination; Suspension; Deactivation

We may terminate, suspend or restrict your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice or liability to you. We will deactivate your Account for inactivity if your Account has not been logged into for more than one (1) year. You may reactive your deactivated Account by contacting us at contact@concurrentinc.com or simply re-registering. You may cancel your Account at any time by sending an email to us at contact@concurrentinc.com. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of Services or your Account, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive will survive, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, limitations of liability, and dispute resolution provisions.

Warranty Disclaimers

The Services and Content are provided “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any Content.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold harmless Concurrent and our officers, directors, employee and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services or Content, (ii) your User Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER CONCURRENT NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT WILL CONCURRENT’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO CONCURRENT FOR USE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT OR FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50), IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS TO CONCURRENT, AS APPLICABLE.

THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN CONCURRENT AND YOU.

Dispute Resolution

These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any legal action or proceeding arising under these Terms will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in the Northern District of California and Concurrent and you irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein.

General Terms

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Concurrent and you regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Concurrent and you regarding the Services and Content (except as expressly stated under “Additional Terms; Driven EULA” above). If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. Concurrent may freely assign or transfer these Terms (including the licenses granted to Concurrent hereunder) without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Any notices or other communications provided by us under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Concurrent. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact us at contact@concurrentinc.com , +1-415-813-1010 and 720 Market St. Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94102