Terms and Conditions


This Website is owned by SiR-Intel LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated and registered in Pennsylvania, USA, with offices at 2398 Shagbark Court, State College, PA 16803, ISA


Your use of the Website and any other services that we offer via the Website (“Service”) is subject to these website terms of use (“Terms”). Please read them carefully before using the Website.  If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Website. In these Terms “we/our/us” refers to SiR Intel LLP and “you/your” refers to you as a user of the Website, as the context requires.



1.1    By using the Website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to accept these Terms, you should not use the Website.

1.2    We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time. We will notify you of any such changes at least four weeks prior to the coming into force of the amended Terms. Unless you object the amendments within those four weeks, your continued use of the Website and our Service will be deemed agreement on your part of these Terms as amended. However, we will draw your attention on these consequences along with the notification.



2.1    Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Website without notice, unless any such suspension, withdrawal, discontinuation or change is unacceptable or justified by objective reasons.  We will not be liable to you if the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period due to technical reasons and/or maintenance services and/or similar reasons to a reasonable extent.

2.2    We will update the Website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. Its content is provided for general information only and not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.  You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Website. Use of the Website or the advice contained on it, does not guarantee business success.

2.3    Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

2.4    If we permit you to post or provide any information on or via the Website, you must ensure that such information does not contravene any applicable laws or infringe any person’s legal rights. We do not monitor or edit documents or files posted or provided to us by third parties without cause and accordingly we do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss you may suffer by claims any third party may assert.

2.5    With regard to the information and content you post or provide on or via the Website, you hereby grant to us an irrevocable, unrestricted, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, world-wide license to use, execute, reproduce, display, perform, distribute copies of, and prepare derivative works based on such information and content and to authorize others to do the same. The granted right to use particularly encompass the right to copy, to disseminate, to publicly reproduce and to make accessible to public the relevant information and content in any and all types of use whether known or unknown at the time these. Further, you expressly waive your entitlement to be named as the author.

2.6    You agree that you will not:

  • 6.1    attempt to decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise to derive source code from the Website;
  • 6.2    tamper with, hinder the operation of, make unauthorised modifications to the Website including attempting to interfere with the access of any user, host or network;
  • 6.3    use the Website for any activities which breach any laws or regulations or infringe any third party rights;
  • 6.4    remove, obscure, or alter any copyright notices, trademarks, or other proprietary rights notices of ours or any third party;
  • 6.5    use the personal information of another person in order to access or use the Website;
  • 6.6    transmit any bug, virus or other disabling feature to or through the Website.



3.1    We are the owner of all intellectual property rights on the Website and the material published on it. Those works are protected by international copyright laws and treaties and the US Patent Office. All such rights are reserved.

3.2    You may save and print copies of extracts from the Website in hard copy for your personal use or the use of others within your organisation.

3.3    You may supply a copy of any extract from the Website to an individual third party for their personal use only, provided that:

  • 3.1    you acknowledge that the Website and SiR-Intel is the source of the extract and include the address of the Website and the date of the extract in any such copy;
  • 3.2    you inform the third party that these licence conditions apply and that the third party must comply with those conditions as well;
  • 3.3    you copy the extract in full with no amendment or editing;
  • 3.4    the extract is not supplied for any commercial purpose or for a fee; and
  • 3.5    the extract is not incorporated in any other work or publication.


3.4    If you wish to reproduce or use information from the Website beyond the terms of this licence, please contact us for express consent. You can do this by addressing your request to hubert.vanhoof@sirintel.org



4.1    Where you are provided with a user ID, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party. The right to use the secure areas of the Website and/ or Member Services is personal to you and you may not allow other people to use your log-in details.

4.2    You are responsible for all activity and for the accuracy of all information and requests sent using your username, password or any other personal identification implemented to identify you.

4.3    You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.



5.1    We provide the Website on an “as is” and “as available” basis and to the fullest extent permissible by law, yet we do not guarantee that the Website will meet particular requirements, or be available, accessible, uninterrupted, timely, secure or operate without error, or that it will be free from viruses, worms, Trojans or other harmful elements.  We recommend that you protect your equipment by having appropriate anti-virus software in place.

5.2    Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources so we assume no responsibility for the content of such sites.  Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites.  We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. In case you notice that any linked third party content infringes upon your rights or constitutes an infringement of statutory legal provisions in whatsoever form, please notify us. We will review and, if applicable, take steps to take down unlawful content.

5.3    To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

5.4    We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, the Website; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website.  In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • 4.1    loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • 4.2    business interruption;
  • 4.3    loss of anticipated savings;
  • 4.4    loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • 4.5    any indirect or consequential loss or damage.



We reserve the right to prohibit any link from another site to materials or information on the Website without notice. Any link to material or information on the Website must be neither misleading nor deceptive and must fairly indicate the Website as the destination of the link. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.



We may offer services and events via our Website, which are offered by third parties. In most cases, this means there are likely to be additional terms and conditions which apply to your contract with the provider of such services and events. We may also offer additional services from time to time, which are subject to additional terms and conditions. You will comply with any such terms and conditions which are brought to your attention, whether by us or a third party.



These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with US and Pennsylvania Patent Law. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the US courts with regard to any dispute in relation to them.



You shall indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any damages, losses, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) resulting from your use of this Website.