Welcome to the IDeaS website from Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc. (“IDeaS”). Access to, and use of, the information contained in this website are subject to the terms and conditions listed below. Please read this information carefully. Your use of this website, including the services provided on this website, signifies your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms”).
IDeaS reserves the right to discontinue providing any of the services available on this website, to make changes or updates to this website, or to the products or programs described in this website, or to these terms and conditions at any time without further notice. Your continued use of this website following such changes signifies your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.
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You are hereby authorized by IDeaS to view, download, copy and print documents and the graphics incorporated therein (“materials”) from this website subject to the following restrictions and in accordance with any written agreement between you and IDeaS: 1) the materials may be used solely by you for your own personal informational, educational or other non-commercial purposes unless otherwise expressly indicated; 2) all copies you make must properly attribute the appropriate source, including any copyright or other proprietary notices originally shown or included in the materials; 3) you may not modify any of the materials found at this website unless otherwise expressly indicated, nor attempt to pass off any materials found at this website as your own; 4) you may not use, reproduce or publicly display or perform, or distribute any of the materials within this website for any commercial or public purpose, unless IDeaS has given you prior written consent to do so; 5) you also may not “mirror” or “frame” any portions of this website in any other environment with out prior written consent from IDeaS; 6) you may not display or transmit IDeaS RSS feed content in a manner that does not permit successful linking to, redirection to, or delivery of the applicable official IDeaS URL, and you may not insert any intermediate page, splash page, or other content between the IDeaS RSS link and the applicable official IDeaS URL.
IDeaS reserves the right to terminate the access of any user in its discretion, including users that do not observe these terms and conditions and who infringe or otherwise violate the rights of others.
Portions of this website consist of the IDeaS Online Communications Channels (“the Channels” or “Channel”). The Channels are a service hosted by IDeaS to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of technical information pertaining to IDeaS products and services. You understand that all third-party content posted to the Channels is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You understand, also, that all opinions expressed in the Channels do not necessarily reflect the opinions of IDeaS. IDeaS shall have the right to remove any of your content and/or to terminate your access to and use of the Channels should IDeaS in its sole discretion consider your statements or conduct to be inaccurate, illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy, injurious, objectionable, or otherwise in violation of these Terms or applicable law.
You agree that IDeaS will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors, omissions, loss, or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of the Channels or your use of any content posted thereon. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. You agree not to harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, or to use the Channels or information obtained from the Channels to send other users unsolicited email of any kind. The Channels are provided for informational purposes only, and no content included therein is intended for trading or investing purposes. IDeaS shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy or availability of any information appearing or available on the Channels, or for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information. Collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 (“minor children”) through this website is prohibited. Minor children are not eligible to use the site, and IDeaS asks that they do not submit any personal information to the site.
Unless otherwise indicated, by posting your content on a Channel, you are granting IDeaS and all other users an unrestricted, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, and fully transferable, assignable, and sublicensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create collective or derivative works from, distribute, perform and display your content in whole or in part and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You further warrant that all so-called moral rights in the content have been waived.
By posting your content on a Channel, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use, and that such content is not confidential. If you are using the Channels on behalf of your employer, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms on your employer’s behalf, and that your employer agrees to indemnify you and IDeaS for violations of these Terms. By posting your content, you further represent and warrant that you have reviewed and are in compliance with all applicable policies of your employer and/or the entity or individual that owns or controls the content you are posting. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your postings do not disclose confidential and/or proprietary information, including information covered by a nondisclosure agreement, that you are not authorized to disclose. IDeaS cautions you not to disclose personal information about yourself or your children, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc. IDeaS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, to publish, or not to publish your content. IDeaS does not promise that your access to the Channels will be uninterrupted. You agree to maintain appropriate backup copies of all information you submit to this website.
YOUR POSTINGS MAY NOT INCLUDE CONTENT THAT IDEAS IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION DEEMS TO BE AN ADVERTISEMENT OR SOLICITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT KNOWINGLY AND WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD PROVIDE MATERIAL AND MISLEADING FALSE INFORMATION, INCLUDING DISGUISING THE ORIGIN OF YOUR CONTENT OR MISREPRESENTING YOUR AFFILIATION OR IDENTITY. YOU MAY NOT USE IDEAS’ NAME TO ENDORSE OR PROMOTE ANY PRODUCT, OPINION, CAUSE OR POLITICAL CANDIDATE. REPRESENTATION OF YOUR PERSONAL OPINIONS AS INSTITUTIONALLY ENDORSED BY IDEAS, OR BY IDEAS’ SPONSORS, PARTNERS, OR ANY RELATED ORGANIZATIONS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. YOU AGREE NOT TO POST OR OTHERWISE TRANSMIT SOFTWARE VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER COMPUTER CODE, FILES, OR PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO INTERRUPT, DESTROY OR LIMIT THE FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY COMPUTER SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT YOU SUPPLY DOES NOT VIOLATE THESE TERMS.
Any IDeaS computer software which may be downloaded or is otherwise available from this website, unless otherwise expressly indicated, is licensed subject to either the written license agreement between you and IDeaS or the click-on license which you agree to at the time of download or use. Software to which either of these licenses is applicable is subject to the terms of its associated license agreement only, unless expressly stated otherwise. However, if neither a written license nor a click-on license is available, your use of the IDeaS software will be subject to the following conditions: 1) you may not use, reproduce, record, publish, publicly exhibit or distribute any software made available on this website without IDeaS’ express prior written consent; 2) you are granted a personal, non-exclusive license to use such software subject to the above restrictions; 3) such software is subject to all Warranties and Disclaimers as set forth below; 4) except as expressly granted elsewhere, IDeaS and its licensors reserve all rights, title and interest in and relating to such software. This section does not apply to any third-party materials available on this website.
Software and its documentation are commercial computer software provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS to the United States Government. Use, duplication or disclosure of the Software provided via by the United States Government is subject to the “Use of IDeaS Software” section of these terms, pursuant to FAR 12.212, DFAR 227.7202-1(a), DFAR 227.7202-3(a) and DFAR 227.7202-4 and, to the extent required under U.S. federal law, the minimum restricted rights as set out in FAR 52.227-19 (DEC 2007) or, if FAR 52.227-19 is not applicable, FAR 52.227-14 (DEC 2007). The Contractor/Licensor is Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc., 8500 Normandale Lake Blvd., Suite 1200, Bloomington, MN 55437.
You agree to indemnify and hold IDeaS and its affiliated companies harmless for any and all claims or demands, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or otherwise relate to your use of this website (including the services provided on this website), any content you supply to this website, or your violation of these Terms or the rights of another.
The information published on this website may contain direct or indirect references to products, programs or services that may not be available worldwide. Such references should not be taken as an indication that said products, programs or services are available or will be made available in your country. You should contact your local sales office for specific information on the products, programs and services available to you.
This website may contain materials from third parties, including software in executable or source code form (“Third-Party Materials”). Access, use, and download of all third-party materials contained in this website are subject to the Warranties and Disclaimers set forth above. Permission to use any Third-Party Materials beyond the uses outlined above or otherwise explicitly stated must be obtained directly from the respective owners. Unless expressly stated otherwise, IDeaS does not provide technical support for any materials posted on, downloaded from, or linked to from this website.
IDeaS respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us of your claim of infringement by sending the following written information to IDeaS designated Copyright Agent:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site, including the URL and date on which the material was displayed;
Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
IDeaS’ Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site is Patricia L. Brown, who can be reached as follows:
Patricia L. Brown
Deputy General Counsel
SAS Institute Inc.
SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513
Any links to third-party websites found within this website are provided solely as an added convenience to you. IDeaS has neither reviewed the contents of these third-party websites nor does IDeaS claim any responsibility for the content or suitability of these third-party websites and IDeaS makes no express or implied warranty about the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, merchantability, or any other aspect of the content of such links. The inclusion of links does not imply endorsement of the websites by IDeaS or any association with their operators.
Except where expressly provided otherwise by IDeaS, all comments, feedback, information or materials submitted to IDeaS through or in associations with this website shall be considered non-confidential and the property of IDeaS. By submitting any comments, information, materials or other feedback to IDeaS, you agree to a no-charge assignment to IDeaS of any rights, title and interest to the comments, information, materials or other feedback. Subject to the IDeaS Privacy Statement, IDeaS shall be free to use such comments, information, materials or other feedback without restriction.
Neither IDeaS nor any of its employees accept or consider unsolicited submissions of ideas of any kind from outside parties. Therefore, please do not send any unsolicited original materials, concepts or ideas to anyone at IDeaS either through this website or via any other means of communication.
However, should you choose to ignore this request, please be advised that any unsolicited information or material sent to IDeaS or any IDeaS employee will be deemed NOT to be confidential. Your submission of any unsolicited information or material grants to IDeaS an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute that information or material and any underlying intellectual property. In addition IDeaS is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purposes. The IDeaS Privacy Statement will govern the disclosure of your name or any other personal information related to any such submissions.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to us from this website any unlawful, obscene, pornographic, libelous, defamatory, threatening, or other material that would violate any law.
This website is controlled by IDeaS from its offices in 8500 Normandale Lake Blvd., Suite 1200, Bloomington, MN 55437, United States of America. All matters relating to your access to, or use of, this website shall be governed by U.S. federal law or the laws of the State of North Carolina. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to, or use of, this website shall be instituted in a state or federal court in Raleigh or Wake County, North Carolina. You and IDeaS agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding. You may not access, download, use or export the information, software, products or services contained on this website in violation of U.S. export laws or regulations, or in violation of any applicable local laws or regulations.
IDeaS and all other Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration.
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SAS Institute Inc., its subsidiaries, distributors and agents must export products in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States of America. SAS maintains export policies to ensure our compliance with such export laws and regulations. A chart summarizing the Export Control Classification Number that has been assigned to SAS products, along with a license designation, can be found at support.sas.com/adminservices/export.html. Each customer must comply with any export restrictions relating to end users of the software.
If you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of IDeaS trademarks, questions regarding IDeaS copyrighted materials or any other questions regarding these terms and conditions, contact the SAS Institute Inc. Legal Department by e-mail at legalWeb@sas.com.