Terms of Use

Terms of Use

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Ownership of Site; Agreement to Terms of Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use (these "Terms of Use") apply to the Boston Dynamics website located at www.bostondynamics.com, and all associated sites linked to www.bostondynamics.com by Boston Dynamics, its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the "Site"). The Site is the property of Boston Dynamics, Inc. ("Boston Dynamics," “we” or “our”) and its licensors. BY USING THE SITE, YOU, OR THE INDIVIDUAL, COMPANY, OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY YOU REPRESENT (“YOU” OR “YOUR”) AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

Boston Dynamics reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, Boston Dynamics grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Site.

 

Content

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, "Content"), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, "look and feel" and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to Boston Dynamics, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including "mirroring") to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without Boston Dynamics’s express prior written consent.

You may use information on Boston Dynamics products and services (such as data sheets, knowledge base articles, and similar materials) purposely made available by Boston Dynamics for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) make no modifications to any such information, and (3) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.

 

Your Use of the Site

You may not use any "deep-link," "page-scrape," "robot," "spider" or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. Boston Dynamics reserves the right to bar any such activity.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any Boston Dynamics server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password "mining" or any other illegitimate means.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any customer of Boston Dynamics, including any Boston Dynamics account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.

You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or Boston Dynamics’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or to Boston Dynamics.

You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.

You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to Boston Dynamics on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.

You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of Boston Dynamics or others.

 

Purchases; Other Terms and Conditions

Boston Dynamics’s obligations, if any, with regard to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements.

Boston Dynamics may make changes to any products or services offered on the Site, at any time, without notice. The materials on the Site with respect to products and services may be out of date, and Boston Dynamics makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such products and services.

 

Copyrights and Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks and logos used and displayed on the Site are Boston Dynamics’s, or its subsidiaries’ or affiliates’, registered and unregistered trademarks. Boston Dynamics is the copyright owner or authorized licensee of all text and all graphics contained on the Site. All trademarks and service marks of Boston Dynamics that may be referred to on the Site are the property of Boston Dynamics. Other parties’ trademarks and service marks that may be referred to on the Site are the property of their respective owners. Nothing on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any of Boston Dynamics’s trademarks or service marks without Boston Dynamics’s prior written permission. Boston Dynamics aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights. Neither the name of Boston Dynamics nor any of Boston Dynamics’s other trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials may be used in any way, including in any advertising, hyperlink, publicity or promotional materials of any kind, whether relating to the Site or otherwise, without Boston Dynamics’s prior written permission, except that a third party website that desires to link to the Site and that complies with the requirements of these Terms of Use may use the name “Boston Dynamics” in or as part of that URL link. If you believe that any Content on the Site violates any intellectual property right of yours, please contact Boston Dynamics at the address or email set forth at the bottom of these Terms of Use.

 

Accounts, Passwords and Security

Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to open an account (including setting up a user ID and password). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the information you hold for your account, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account as a result of your failing to keep this information secure and confidential. You agree to notify Boston Dynamics immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. You may be held liable for losses incurred by Boston Dynamics or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your user ID, password or account as a result of your failing to keep your account information secure and confidential.

You may not use anyone else’s user ID, password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that user ID, password or account. Boston Dynamics cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.

 

Privacy

Boston Dynamics’s Privacy Statement applies to use of this Site, and its terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. To view Boston Dynamics’s Privacy Statement, click here. Additionally, by using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission is encrypted.

 

Links to Other Sites and to the Boston Dynamics Site

This Site may contain links to other independent third-party websites ("Linked Sites"). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under Boston Dynamics’s control, and Boston Dynamics is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites.

 

Disclaimers

BOSTON DYNAMICS DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN "AS-IS" AND "AS-AVAILABLE" BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. BOSTON DYNAMICS CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. BOSTON DYNAMICS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BOSTON DYNAMICS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY BOSTON DYNAMICS SERVICES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST BOSTON DYNAMICS FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

Boston Dynamics reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.

 

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, in no event will Boston Dynamics be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if Boston Dynamics has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If, notwithstanding the other provisions of these Terms of Use, Boston Dynamics is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Site or any Content, Boston Dynamics’s liability shall in no event exceed US$100.00. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

 

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Boston Dynamics, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against Boston Dynamics by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site.

 

Violation of These Terms of Use

Boston Dynamics may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Boston Dynamics’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site, including Boston Dynamics’s customers. Boston Dynamics reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that Boston Dynamics deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. Boston Dynamics also may disclose your information when Boston Dynamics determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that Boston Dynamics may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with Boston Dynamics through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or Boston Dynamics determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce these Terms of Use, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Boston Dynamics, its employees, users of or visitors to the Site, and the public.

You agree that Boston Dynamics may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site and/or block your future access to the Site if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Site, or for any other cause, which includes (but is not limited to) (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (2) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (3) discontinuance or material modification of the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, or (4) unexpected technical issues or problems. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to Boston Dynamics, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to Boston Dynamics obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that Boston Dynamics deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Boston Dynamics may have at law or in equity.

If Boston Dynamics does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, Boston Dynamics will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to Boston Dynamics. You agree that Boston Dynamics will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.

 

Governing Law; Dispute Resolution

You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions that would cause the application of the laws or any jurisdiction other than Massachusetts. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, county of Middlesex, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms of Use must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. No recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. In the event of any controversy or dispute between Boston Dynamics and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.

 

Void Where Prohibited

Boston Dynamics administers and operates the www.bostondynamics.com Site from its location in Waltham, Massachusetts USA; other Boston Dynamics sites may be administered and operated from various locations outside the United States. Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all features, products or services discussed, referenced, provided or offered through or on the Site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations, or appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Boston Dynamics reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product or service to any person or geographic area. Any offer for any feature, product or service made on the Site is void where prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for complying with applicable local laws.

 

Miscellaneous

You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation United States export laws and regulations.

If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms of Use, so that these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Boston Dynamics with regard to your use of the Site, and any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and Boston Dynamics with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled. Other than as provided in a purchase agreement you enter into with Boston Dynamics, Boston Dynamics will not accept any counter-offers to these Terms of Use, and all such offers are hereby categorically rejected. Boston Dynamics’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by Boston Dynamics of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between Boston Dynamics and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall not be interpreted or construed to confer any rights or remedies on any third parties.


 

Feedback and Information

Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. Boston Dynamics shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.

 

The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice.

Boston Dynamics, Inc., 78 4th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451, USA; email: legal@bostondynamics.com 

 

Last updated on Sep. 18, 2019