Terms of Use

Last updated on February 21, 2008
Please read the Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using this Site.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS:

By accessing or using this Site in any way, including any Services, downloading Materials or merely browsing the Site, you agree to and are bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this document and in any changes thereto that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. may publish from time to time. Changes will be documented on the website with the date of update, and our customers will also receive an email notification of any website changes

THE SITE:

J & M Applied Technology, Inc., a California corporation, doing business as, Aptek Laboratories, Inc., its affiliates and agents make this Website, and the Materials and Services, available for your access and use are subject to the Terms of Use. . "Materials" means all information, data, documents (e.g. white papers, press releases, datasheets, FAQs, etc.), communications, downloads, files, text, images, photographs, graphics, videos, webcasts, publications, content, tools, resources, software, code, programs and products made available or enabled via the Site by Aptek Laboratories, Inc. or users of this Site. "Services" means all services and resources offered or enabled via the Site by Aptek Laboratories, Inc. and users of this Site, including download areas, developer tools services, product and other information services and communications services such as bulletin boards, calendars, chat areas, communities, e-mail, forums (including lab and user to user forums), newsgroups, personal webpages, photo albums and other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; LIMITED LICENSE TO USERS; TRADEMARK INFORMATION:

The Materials and Services, as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and all other intellectual property and proprietary rights (collectively, "Intellectual Property Rights"), and any unauthorized use of the Materials or Services may violate such laws and the Terms of Use. Except as expressly provided herein, Aptek Laboratories, Inc. and its suppliers do not grant any express or implied rights to use the Materials and Services. You agree not to copy, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, adapt, create derivative works based on, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, display, perform, license, sublicense or reverse engineer the Site, Materials or Services, any portions of the Site, Materials or Services or the selection and arrangement of the Site, Materials or Services, except as expressly authorized herein. In addition, you agree not to use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction methods in connection with the Site, Services or Materials.

The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of Aptek Laboratories, Inc. or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of Aptek Laboratories, Inc. or such third party that may own the Marks. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. and the Aptek Laboratories, Inc. logo are trademarks of Aptek Laboratories, Inc.

For a current list of Aptek Laboratories, Inc.'s Marks, please refer to the posted trademark information.

USE OF SITE AND SERVICES:

You shall pay all costs and charges, including phone charges and telecommunications equipment costs, that you incur in order to access or use the Site, Services and Materials. You must adhere to all limitations on dissemination, usage and reproduction of any Materials that you download from the Site that are subject to such limitations. You agree to use the Services only to access, download, utilize, post, send or receive Materials in an appropriate manner as related to the particular Materials or Services being accessed or used by you. As some examples of improper activities when accessing or using the Site, Services or Materials, you agree that you shall not:

When using Services or Materials, you will be subject to any posted guidelines, rules or licenses applicable to such Services or Materials, in addition to the Terms of Use. Materials and Services provided by third parties (collectively, the "Third-Party Services") are governed by separate agreements accompanying such Materials and Services. Aptek Laboratories offers no guarantees and assumes no responsibility or liability of any type with respect to the Third-Party Services, including any liability resulting from incompatibility between a Third-Party Service, Aptek Laboratories Materials, Aptek Laboratories provided Services or another Third-Party Service. You agree that you will not hold Aptek Laboratories, Inc. responsible or liable with respect to the Third-Party Services.

Certain Services and Materials will only be made available to users who have paid Aptek Laboratories, Inc. a fee for such Services and Materials. Such users may additionally be required to enter into a subscription agreement or other use agreement for that particular Service or Material. In addition to these Terms of Use, users of any Services that include Communications Venues may be required, in Aptek Laboratories, Inc.’s sole discretion, to agree to a separate legal agreement on the Site or otherwise. Your access to such Communications Venues will be denied for violation of either the Terms of Use or the applicable agreement.

Aptek Laboratories, Inc., in its sole discretion, may (but has no obligation to) monitor or review the Materials and Services at any time. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. may at any time without notice and in its sole discretion: (a) terminate a Service, access to or use of any Materials or an area of the Site where Materials are posted or submitted; and (b) disclose any information related to your use of a Service or Material, or the substance of any of your posted or submitted Materials, as Aptek Laboratories, Inc. deems necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. You agree to use extra care when disclosing any personally identifiable information about yourself or your children in any Services or when you post or otherwise submit any Materials.

If you are required to establish an account in connection with a particular Service or Material, you must complete the designated registration process for such Service or Material. All required registration information that you provide must be current, complete and accurate and kept up to date on a prompt, timely basis. If required, you must also choose a user name and password for such account. It is your sole responsibility to keep your account number, user name, password and other sensitive information confidential. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security, you shall notify Aptek Laboratories, Inc. immediately. If any Services or Materials provide password-restricted access to your sensitive information (including customer lists and contractual terms), then by accessing or using this Site and setting up a password-restricted account for such Services or Materials, you consent to Aptek Laboratories, Inc. 's display of such information via such Services or Materials and accept all risks of unauthorized access to such information.

USE OF APTEK LABORATORIES, INC. MATERIALS AND USER CONTENT:

Except as indicated to the contrary elsewhere on this Site, you may view, download, and print the Aptek Laboratories, Inc. Materials and User Content available on this Site subject to the following conditions:

Use of the Aptek Laboratories, Inc. Materials or User Content for any other purpose is expressly prohibited and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

The rights specified above to view, download and print the Aptek Laboratories, Inc. Materials and User Content available on this Site are not applicable to the design, layout or look and feel of this Site. Such elements of the Site are protected by law, including trade dress, trademark, unfair competition and other laws, and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No Mark, graphic, sound or image from the Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by Aptek Laboratories, Inc. In addition, various sections of the Site may showcase the work of creative professionals. Such Materials (whether Aptek Laboratories, Inc. Materials or User Content) belong to their creators, may be protected by Intellectual Property Rights and are for display purposes only. Accordingly, you may not download or print these works unless there is a notice associated with the work expressly permitting such uses.

USE OF SHARED CONTENT:

Members of a Work Group may use the Shared Content available to such Work Group in any manner that has been agreed upon by the user providing such Shared Content. It is your sole responsibility to discuss with others in your Work Group and determine what limitations, if any, are placed on your use of the Shared Content distributed within your Work Group. If you obtain access to materials created or used by others outside of your Work Group, you have no right to use such materials in any way. You also acknowledge and agree that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. has no liability of any kind should members of your Work Group modify, destroy, corrupt, copy or distribute your Shared Content, or violate the Terms of Use or other limitations that you may impose on the use of your Shared Content.

SUBMITTED MATERIALS:

All of your User Materials that you post on or otherwise submit via the Site and Services shall not be confidential information or trade secrets owned by you or any other party. You will receive no compensation for any use of your User Materials. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. may, but is not required to, post or use any of your User Materials that you may post or otherwise submit. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. does not pre-screen User Materials that users provide or otherwise submit via the Site or Services; however, Aptek Laboratories, Inc. may remove any posted or submitted User Materials from the Site or any Service for any reason without notice in its sole discretion. By posting or submitting your User Materials, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the Intellectual Property Rights and other rights to your User Materials as described in these Terms of Use, including all the rights necessary for you to post or submit your User Materials.

In addition, by posting or otherwise submitting your User Materials that contain images, photographs, pictures, videos, webcasts or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part ("Images"), you represent and warrant that: (a) you own the copyright in such Images, or that you have obtained all necessary license(s) from the copyright owner(s) of such Images to use such Images, or portions thereof, in keeping with your use in connection with the Site, the Services and as otherwise permitted by these Terms of Use; (b) you have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in these Terms of Use; and (c) you have received consent from any and all persons depicted in such Images to use the Images as set forth in these Terms of Use, including the distribution, public display, public performance and reproduction of such Images. By posting or otherwise submitting Images, you grant to Aptek Laboratories, Inc. and all other users of this Site permission to use your Images in connection with their use permitted by these Terms of Use (including making prints and gift items incorporating such Images), including an unrestricted, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free and fully paid up license under all Intellectual Property Rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, translate, transmit and reformat your Images, with or without having your name attached to such Images, in any manner or form and for any purpose, with full rights to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of distribution. You will receive no compensation with respect to the use of your Images.

You are solely and entirely responsible for all of your User Materials that you post or otherwise submit via the Site or Services. You shall assume all risks associated with the use of your User Materials including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of your User Materials. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of your User Materials. You acknowledge and agree that by accessing or using the Site or Services, you may be exposed to User Materials from others that are offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable.

APTEK LABORATORIES INC’S RIGHTS TO SUBMITTED USER MATERIALS:

For all of your User Materials that you post or otherwise submit to the Site, including (a) comments to Communications Venues, (b) feedback, (c) bug reports, (d) piracy reports or (e) product suggestions, you grant Aptek Laboratories, Inc. and the users of this Site an unrestricted, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free and fully paid up license under all Intellectual Property Rights to use, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, copy, edit, modify, translate, reformat, transmit and distribute such User Materials, with or without having your name attached to such Images, in any manner or form and for any purpose, with full rights to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of distribution, and you also acknowledge and agree that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you provide for any purpose without any compensation to you. You acknowledge and agree that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. shall not be liable for any failure to store User Materials on the Site at any time.

RESTRICTION AND TERMINATION OF USE:

Aptek Laboratories, Inc. may block, restrict, disable, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of the Site, Services and Materials at any time in Aptek Laboratories Inc ’s sole discretion, without prior notice or liability to you.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES:

The Site, Services or Materials may include links that will take you to other sites outside of the Site ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are provided by Aptek Laboratories, Inc. to you as a convenience and the inclusion of the links do not imply any endorsement by Aptek Laboratories, Inc. of any Linked Site. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. has no control of the Linked Sites and you therefore acknowledge and agree that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, any link contained in a Linked Site or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. You further acknowledge and agree that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. is not responsible for any form of transmission (e.g. webcasting) received from any Linked Site.

WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS:

The Site, Services and Materials, are provided by Aptek Laboratories, Inc.. under these terms of use “As Is” without warranty of any kind, either express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, without limiting the foregoing, Aptek Laboratories, Inc. makes no warranty that (i) the Site, Services or Materials will meet your requirements; (ii) the Site, Services or Materials will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site, Services or Materials will be effective, accurate, or reliable. (iv) the quality of the Site or any Services or Materials purchased or accessible by you will meet your expectations; and (v) any errors or defects in the Site, Services or Materials will be corrected.

This Site, Services and Materials may include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies, or typographical errors. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. may make changes to the Site, Materials and Services, including the prices and descriptions of any software or products listed, at any time in its sole discretion and without notice. The Site, Services and Materials may be out of date, and Aptek Laboratories, Inc. makes no commitment to update the Site, Services and Materials. You acknowledge and agree that: (i) Aptek Laboratories, Inc. does not control, endorse, or accept responsibility for any Materials or Services offered by third parties, including third-party vendors and third parties accessible through linked sites; (ii) Aptek Laboratories, Inc. makes no representations or warranties whatsoever about any such third parties, their materials or services; (iii) any dealings you may have with such third parties are at your own risk; and (iv) Aptek Laboratories, Inc. shall not be liable or responsible for any materials or services offered by third parties.

Aptek Laboratories, Inc. does not control or endorse the materials found in any services and specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Site, Services and any actions resulting from your use of the Site and Materials and participation in any services, managers, hosts, participants and other third parties are not authorized Aptek Laboratories, Inc. spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Aptek Laboratories, Inc. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Aptek Laboratories, Inc. will have no liability related to user materials arising under intellectual property rights, libel, privacy, publicity, obscenity or other laws. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. also disclaims all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification or unavailability of any user materials.

The use of the Site, Services or the downloading or other use of any materials is done at our own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, loss of data or other harm that results from such activities. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. assumes no liability for any computer virus or other similar software code that is downloaded to your computer from the Site or in connection with any Services or Materials. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Aptek Laboratories, Inc. or via the Site, Services or Materials shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Terms of Use. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account with respect to the Site or any Services or Materials, either with or without your knowledge.

Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you. To the extent permissible, any implied warranties are limited to ninety (90) days.

INTERNATIONAL USER AND USERS:

This Site can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to Aptek Laboratories, Inc. products, services and programs that are not available in your country. These references do not imply that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. intends to announce such products, services or programs in your country. The Site is controlled, operated, and administered by J & M Applied Technology, Inc a California corporation doing business as Aptek Laboratories, Inc. Aptek Laboratories, Inc. makes no representation that the Site, the Services or Materials are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside the United States, and access to the Site from territories where the Site, the Services or Materials are illegal is prohibited. If you access the Site from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

Aptek Laboratories, Inc. does not intend or will we, directly or indirectly, export or re-export (i) any Materials or (ii) any product (or any part thereof), process or service that is the direct product of the Materials (A) to any country that is the subject of U.S. export restrictions, or to any nation of such country, wherever located, who intends to transmit or transport the products back to such country; (B) to any end-user whom you know or have reason to know will utilize them in the design, development, or production of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons; or (C) to any end-user who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government.

PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY:

Aptek Laboratories, Inc. will use and protect your data, such as your name and address, in accordance with the Aptek Laboratories, Inc. Online Privacy Statement , the contents of which are incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

In no event shall Aptek Laboratories, Inc., its officers, directors, employees, partners or suppliers be liable to you or any third party for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages or losses of any kind, or any damages or losses whatsoever, including those resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, whether or not foreseeable or if Aptek Laboratories, Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, and on any theory of liability, including breach of contract or warranty, negligence or other tortious action, or any other claim arising out of or in connection with: (1) the access or use of or the inability to access or use the Site, Services, or Materials; (2) the statements or actions of any third party on or via the Site, Services, or Materials; (3) any dealings with vendors or other third parties; (4) any unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions, user materials or other data; (5) any information that is sent or received or not sent or received; (6) any failure to store or loss of data, files, materials, or other content; (7) any services available that are delayed or interrupted; (8) any web site referenced or linked to from this Site; or (9) your access to or use of or inability to access or use any linked site. Some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages accordingly; the limitations and exclusions set forth above may not apply to you.

NOTIFICATION OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT:

Aptek Laboratories, Inc. will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of others. Aptek Laboratories, Inc will investigate notices of copyright infringement and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA"). If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on this Site or on sites linked to from this Site or in connection with the Services or Materials, please provide, pursuant to the DMCA, written notification of claimed copyright infringement to the Designated Agent for this Site (identified below), which must contain the following elements:

Aptek Laboratories, Inc.'s Designated Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail:
Human Resources/Administration
28570 Livingston Avenue
Valencia, California 91355

By telephone:
661.257.1677

By fax:
661.257.8939

By e-mail:
humanresources@apteklabs.com

The Designated Agent should be contacted only if you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on the Site or on sites linked to from the Site or in connection with the Services or Materials. All other inquiries directed to the Designated Agent will not be responded to.

UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY:

Any unsolicited ideas, including ideas for advertising campaigns, promotions, products, technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans or product names, that are sent to Aptek Laboratories, Inc. for consideration via this Site shall not be considered or accepted by Aptek Laboratories, Inc., nor deemed confidential or proprietary information (including any samples, demos or other works presented in connection therewith).

SPAM E-MAIL AND POSTINGS:

In the event of your or others’ access to or use of the Site, Services or Materials in connection with the transmission of spam newsgroup postings or unsolicited e-mail in violation of these Terms of Use, you acknowledge and agree that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. would be irreparably harmed thereunder and that monetary damages would be an insufficient and ineffective remedy; therefore you agree that Aptek Laboratories is entitled to obtain immediate injunctive relief against any such transmission (in addition to all other remedies available at law or in equity). Aptek Laboratories, Inc. may without restriction block, filter or delete unsolicited e-mail.

ADVERTISEMENTS AND PROMOTIONS:

Aptek Laboratories, Inc. may run advertisements and promotions from third parties via the Site, Services or Materials in any manner or mode and to any extent. Your communications, activities, relationships and business dealings with any third parties advertising or promoting via the Site, Services or Materials, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, shall be solely matters between you and such third parties. You acknowledge and agree that Aptek Laboratories, Inc. is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such non-Aptek Laboratories, Inc. advertisers on the Site or in connection with the Services or Materials.

INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY:

You agree to indemnify and hold Aptek Laboratories, Inc. and its officers, co-branders, other partners and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (a) your User Materials and any other content (e.g. computer viruses) that you may submit, post to or transmit through the Site (including a third party’s use of such User Materials or content (e.g. reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of your User Materials)); (b) your access to or use of the Site, Services or Materials (including any use by your employees, contractors or agents and all uses of your account numbers, user names and passwords, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you, in connection with the Site or any Services or Materials); (c) your connection to the Site, Services or Materials; (d) your violation of the Terms of Use; (e) the actions of any member of your Work Group; (f) your infringement of any third party’s Intellectual Property Rights when using any of the Software made available on the Site, Services or in any Materials; (g) your violation of any rights of any third party; (h) your access to or use of Linked Sites and your connections thereto; or (i) any dealings between you and any third parties advertising or promoting via the Site, Services or Materials.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION:

This Site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Aptek Laboratories Systems Incorporated from its offices within the state of California, United States of America. By accessing this Site, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. The parties specifically disclaim the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. You also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County and the United States District Court for the District of California with respect to such matters.

GENERAL:

The Terms of Use and other rules, guidelines, licenses and disclaimers posted via the Site or in connection with the Materials and Services constitute the entire agreement between Aptek Laboratories, Inc. and you with respect to your access to or use of the Site, Materials and Services superseding any prior agreements between you and Aptek Laboratories, Inc. on such subject matter (including any prior versions of the Terms of Use). Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that any terms set forth in the Terms of Use expressly contradict any terms of a written agreement between you and Aptek Laboratories, Inc. regarding the use of specific Services or Materials (including Service-specific terms of use and Software-specific licenses) ("Executed Agreement"), such contradictory terms set forth in the Executed Agreement shall govern. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use other Aptek Laboratories, Inc. services, third party content or third party software. You may not assign or otherwise transfer the Terms of Use nor any right granted hereunder without Aptek Laboratories Inc’s prior written consent. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by Aptek Laboratories, Inc. to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms of Use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.