Effective February 25, 2019
ARTICLE 1. Scope
SecDec reserves the rights, at any time and without notice, to change or modify all or any part of the Terms.
The use of the Website implies the binding acceptance of the Terms, including any changes or modifications made by SecDec.
User is invited to review the Terms periodically to ensure acceptance with the most current version.
If at any time the Terms are no longer acceptable to User, immediately cease all use of the Services.
ARTICLE 2. Services provided
SecDec is an innovative service provider for testing and reviewing application software testing products and providing feedback, including without limitations, by reviews, analysis, video’s, frequently asked questions and articles (collectively the “Service(s)”).
ARTICLE 3. Use of website / Acceptable use policy
3.1 Accessing the website
User is provided free and open access to the Site.
SecDec reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Service(s) provided on the Site without notice.
SecDec will not be liable for any reason if the Site remains unavailable at any time or for any period.
User is responsible for making all arrangements necessary to have access to the Site (including taking necessary steps to ensure using up to date anti-virus software).
User is responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through User’s internet connection is aware of the Terms and accepts all conditions.
3.2 Accessing the Material
User is entitled to access and print, all material published on the Site, including without limitation documentation, text, pictures, sounds, graphics, articles, video’s and audio clips (collectively the “Material”) for User’s personal private and non-commercial use only, provided that User does not:
(a) download or print any Material in a systematic or regular manner to create a database (electronic or paper form);
(b) remove any notices relating to the ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights in the Material;
(c) modify, translate, reverse engineer, reproduce, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works of any of the Material;
(d) rent, lease, sub-license, loan, copy, commercially exploit or give or transfer any rights in the Material in any form, to any person or entity without SecDec prior written consent.
SecDec status as the owner of the Material must always be acknowledged. If User prints off or otherwise copies any part of the Site or Material in breach of these Terms, User’s rights to use the Site will cease immediately and User must return or destroy any copies of the Material.
3.3 Prohibited uses
User agrees not to use the Site for any of the following purposes:
(a) to send or distribute multiple unsolicited messages (‘Spam’) or to cause any other person annoyance, inconvenience or worry;
(b) to carry out any activities in relation to “screen scraping” or “database scraping” to obtain lists of users, URLs, internet keywords or other information;
(c) to access the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by SecDec for use in accessing the Site;
(d) to use or transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, file or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, including but not limited to the Site;
(e) to interfere with or disrupt the Site and/or any of its Services or servers or networks connected to the Site or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
(f) to collect or store personal data about other users of the Site whether or not for commercial purpose without their consent. This includes the posting of phone numbers, addresses, or any other private information without the express permission of User.
3.4 Submission of Material to the Website
User agrees that any Material User submits for publication on the Site, including but not limited to questions submitted to SecDec by User to be answered publicly on the Site (“Q&A”), is done on the following terms:
(a) to not submit Material that is offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene;
(b) to not submit any Material which infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party or in breach of any obligation of confidentiality;
(c) to grant SecDec a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty free license to use the Material in perpetuity in any format and on any media;
(d) SecDec reserves the right to publish the Material submitted and to make any changes, modifications, additions or deletions to the Material, prior to publication or at any time thereafter;
(e) SecDec reserves the right to remove and/or delete the Material submitted by User without notice;
(f) SecDec reserves the right to share User’s identity with any third party who claims that any Material submitted User to the Site violates the Terms;
(i) SecDec holds the sole discretion in identifying User as a contributor in any Material, User waives any moral rights user may have in respect of the use of Material.
ARTICLE 4. Third party sites and links
The Site may contain links to third party websites which are controlled and operated by parties other than SecDec. SecDec is not responsible for any content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The inclusion of any link on the Site does not imply endorsement by SecDec of the linked site. If User decides to access linked third party websites, this action is completed at User’s own risk and any of the consequences thereof are assumed solely by User.
User may provide links to the Site for personal use in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the present Agreement, including without limitations on Facebook , Twitter, Blogs and Instagram, assuming that User, shall not negatively affect SecDec reputation. User must clearly indicate that all Material found on the Site is the property of SecDec. SecDec holds the sole discretion and right, to withdraw the permission without providing notice of any sort to User.
ARTICLE 5. Commission
Any of the Commissions, fees, or any and all other compensation obtained by SecDec shall be the sole and exclusive property of SecDec, User shall not receive any commissions and/or any compensation for the use of the Site.
ARTICLE 6. DISCLAIMER: Third Party Warranties
The warranties applicable to each product reviewed or mentioned on the Site are provided by the manufacturers or distributers of such product. SecDec does not manufacture nor distribute any of the products reviewed or mentioned on the Site. SecDec provides no guarantee on the products identified on the Website.
ARTICLE 7. Liability
SecDec is not liable for any omission, lack of accuracy or reliability of the Material published on the Site. All information provided by SecDec is believed to be accurate as of the time of publication on the Site. User must verify information with the merchant site and check the merchant’s terms and conditions before any purchase. Any reliance upon any content or other material of the Site is at the sole risk of User.
SecDec disclaims any responsibility or liability related to the products reviewed or mentioned on the Site.
User correspondence or related activities with third parties, including payment transactions and goods-delivery transactions, are solely between User and that third party. User agrees that SecDec is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any transactions with third parties. Any questions, complaints, or claims related to any product or Service should be directed to the appropriate vendor.
SecDec disclaims any and all liability, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise. SecDec shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the Services.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Agreement in the event SecDec is found liable to User for any damage or loss which arises out of or is any way connected to the use of the Services, liability of SecDec shall in no event exceed the greater of US $50.00.
ARTICLE 8. Indemnity
User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold SecDec and its affiliates, harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by SecDec in connection with:
(a) User’s use of, or connection to the Service;
(b) The use or alleged use of User’s personal accounts or passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by User;
(d) User’s violation of the rights of any other person or entity.
ARTICLE 9. Intellectual Property
The content of the Site is the exclusive property of SecDec all trademarks and copyrights attached to the Site are owned by SecDec and are protected by the Canadian and International laws regarding intellectual property matters. Due to this, any reproduction, total or partial, of the contents of SecDec is forbidden.
Any contrary use of any part or all of the Site or of one of the elements of their content would be a violation of the intellectual property rights of SecDec and may result in legal proceedings against the person who violated it.
ARTICLE 10. Applicable law and jurisdictional competence
The Terms are under the laws of the state of New York in the United States of America.
Any action by or against either party arising out of these Terms shall only be brought before and settled by the competent New York State Unified Court System and to that effect the parties herein elect a domicile in the city and state of Northport, New York.
ARTICLE 11. Miscellaneous
If any part of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the validity of the remainder of these Terms will not be affected.
Nothing in these Terms shall be construed as creating a partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between you and SecDec.
This material is based on research sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division (DHS S&T/CSD) via contract number HHSP233201600062C. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of the Department of Homeland Security.