RFQOptics.com - Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Last Update February 27th, 2016

These terms of use have the scope to define the term and conditions with RFQoptics.com offer its services to all the users. If you do not accept these Terms of Use or you do not meet or comply with their provisions, you may not use the website.

RFQoptics.com is a request for quote (RFQ) marketplace where the users may post their RFQs, offer quotes, or communicate with respect a particular RFQ. The services proposed by RFQoptics.com could be used only by the registered users. The registration and the post of RFQs is free.

RFQoptics.com does not sell the products or services proposed by the users. The transaction between users are carried out and agreed exclusively between them and under their responsibility.

A. Terms of Use

1. Overview

Your use of this website is expressly conditioned upon accepting and agreeing to these terms of use. If they are not completely acceptable to you, you must terminate the use of this website.

2. Changes To Terms

RFQoptics.com may, at any time, for any reason and without notice, make changes to (i) this Website, including its look, feel, format, and content, as well as (ii) the products and/or services as described in this Website. Any modifications will take effect when posted to the Website. Therefore, each time you access the Website, you need to review the Terms of Use upon which access and use of this Website is conditioned. By your continuing use of the Website after changes are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

3. Jurisdiction

These terms of use are under the French law. All disputes need to be presented to the tribunal de commerce de Paris. If an applicable law is in conflict with any part of the Terms of Use, the Terms of Use will be deemed modified to conform to the law. The other provisions will not be affected by any such modification. In case of disputes, in particular with respect to the interpretation of these terms of use, RFQoptics.com will have the right to proceed to a mediation or arbitration procedure.

4. Scope of Use and User E-Mail

You are only authorized to view, use, copy for your records and download small portions of the Content (including without limitation text, graphics, software, audio and video files and photos) of this Website for your informational, non-commercial use, provided that you leave all the copyright notices, including copyright management information, or other proprietary notices intact.

You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute a significant portion of the Content on this Website, or the design or layout of the Website or individual sections of it, in any form or media. The systematic retrieval of data from the Website is also prohibited.

E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure and are subject to the risk of interception by third parties. Please consider this fact before e-mailing any information. Also, please consult our Privacy Policy (see section B below). You agree not to submit or transmit any e-mails or materials through the Website that: (i) are defamatory, threatening, obscene or harassing, (ii) contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse or any other harmful component, (iii) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material of any third party without that party's permission or (iv) otherwise violate any applicable laws. RFQoptics.com shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any information or materials that you submit online except as specified in these Terms of Use, or as set forth in any additional terms and conditions relating to specific products or services, or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through the Website without the prior written consent of RFQoptics.com is strictly prohibited.

5. Copyrights and Trademarks

Except as expressly provided under these terms of use, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate this Website without the prior written permission of RFQoptics.com. You may not use a part of this Website on any other Website, without RFQoptics.com prior written consent.

RFQopptics.com respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our users to do the same. The policy of RFQoptics.com is to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders and other users who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at contact@rfqoptics.com.

6. Links

For your convenience, we may provide links to various other Websites that may be of interest to you and for your convenience only. However, RFQoptics.com does not control or endorse such Websites and is not responsible for their content nor is it responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements contained within such Websites. Please read the terms and conditions or terms of use policies of any other company or website you may link to from our website. These Terms of Use policy applies only to RFQoptics.com website and the products and services RFQoptics.com offers. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Website, you do so at your own risk. RFQoptics.com reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. RFQoptics.com disclaims all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, and legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites.

You may not link to this Website without RFQoptics.com written permission. If you are interested in linking to this Website, please contact contact@rfqoptics.com.

7. No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to RFQoptics.com that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

8. Spamming

Gathering email addresses from RFQoptics.com through harvesting or automated means is prohibited. Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to other Users is prohibited.

9. No Warranties

THE WEBSITE, AND ANY CONTENT, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH RFQoptics.com EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS. RFQoptics.com DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT AND RFQoptics.com WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT. WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE. RFQoptics.com MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS OR OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND USING THE CONTENT, AND FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY RFQoptics.com SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

10. Copyright Policy

RFQoptics.com respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe something on this Site has infringed your intellectual property rights, please notify and contat us at contact@rfqoptics.com and provide the following information:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled.

(iv) Address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address where we may contact you.

(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

11. No Professional Advice

The information available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered, and is not tailored to your specific circumstance. You should not construe this as legal, accounting or other professional advice. This Website is not intended for use by minors. YOU SHOULD EVALUATE ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND ADVICE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR INSURANCE SPECIALIST, OR WITH YOUR LEGAL, TAX, FINANCIAL OR OTHER ADVISOR, AS APPROPRIATE.

12. Users Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. RFQoptics.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.

13. User Submissions And Communications; Public Areas:

You acknowledge that you own, solely responsible or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify RFQoptics.com or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.

If you make any submission to an area of the Website accessed or accessible by the not registered public or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to RFQoptics.com by email, you automatically represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted RFQoptics.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. RFQoptics.com may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, you must not submit them to the Public Areas or to RFQoptics.com by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

Some of the forums on the Website are not moderated or reviewed. Accordingly, Users will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of messages that are posted. While not moderating the forums, the Site reviewer will periodically perform an administrative review for the purpose of deleting messages that are old, have received few responses, are off topic or irrelevant, serve as advertisements or seem otherwise inappropriate. RFQoptics.com has full discretion to delete messages. Users are encouraged to read the specific forum rules displayed in each discussion forum first before participating in that forum.

RFQoptics.com reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

(a) Record the dialogue in message rooms.

(b) Examine an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).

(c) Remove communications that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms of Use.

(d) Terminate a Member's access to any or all Public Areas and/or the RFQoptics.com Site upon any breach of these Terms of Use.

(e) Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.

(f) Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the RFQoptics.com Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

RFQoptics.com reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. RFQoptics.com has no liability or responsibility to users of the RFQoptics.com Website or any other person or entity for performance or non-performance of the aforementioned activities.

14. Limitation of Liability

YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. RFQoptics.com SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT (EVEN RFQ Optics HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) OR THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR FILES, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE WEBSITE OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY RFQ Optics SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

15. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold RFQoptics.com its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

16. Accounts And Security

RFQoptics.com does not warrant that the functions contained in the service provided by the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this service or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

As part of the registration process, each user will select a password (“Password”) and Login Name (“Login Name”). You shall provide RFQoptics.com with accurate, complete, and updated Account information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Account.

You may not:

(a) select or use a Login Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;

(b) use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization;

(c) use a Login Name that Website, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive.

You shall notify RFQoptics.com of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.

Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your Account, at RFQoptics.com`s sole discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.

RFQoptics.com is accessible 24hours per day, 7 day per week, except reasons of force majeure, maintenances or interventions for updates. In any case RFQoptics.com is not responsible of any problems causes to transactions and/or activities on the website RFQoptics.com.

After 1 year of inactivity of an account RFQoptics.com have the right to cancel that account, not before having proceed to the notification of the cancellation

B. Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while they interact with the content, products and services on this site (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used, and how you can control our disclosure of it. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

1) Information Collected

We collect one type of information from you: the information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails. In order to fully access this Site, you must first complete the registration process, during which we will collect personal information about you. The information will include your name, company name, company address, phone and email address. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis.

By registering with us, you consent to the use and method of disclosure as described in this Privacy Policy.

We collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site, including: i) communication with other users, ii) consenting to receive email or text messages from other users, iii) consenting to receive email from RFQoptics.com, iv) participating in our forum, and others. When you choose to use these additional features, we require you to provide your “Contact Information” in addition to other personal information that may be required to complete a transaction such as your phone number, billing and shipping addresses and credit card information. Occasionally, we may also request information about your company and your use of the site which will help us better serve you and our others users in the future.

2) Referrals

You may choose to invite friends to join the RFQoptics.com by sending invitation emails via our invite feature. RFQoptics.com stores the email addresses you provide so that the respondents may be added to your social network, confirm orders/purchases and also to send reminders of the invitations. RFQoptics.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations may contact RFQoptics.com to request removal of their information from our database.

3) How We Use Your Information

RFQoptics.com only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection.

RFQoptics.com will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know in order to deliver services on behalf of RFQoptics.com unless required to do so by law. Further, RFQoptics.com reserves the right to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.

Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling your order; providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the Site. RFQoptics.com may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN FORUMS SUCH AS A BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOM OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.

You will receive notice when your personally identifiable information might be provided to any third party for any reason other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, and you will have an opportunity to request that we not share such information.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.

4) How We Protect Your Information

We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

5) Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences

We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as edit and account.

6) Email Choice/Opt-out

If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications by contact us at contact@rfqoptics.com

7) Children's Privacy and Parental Controls

We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.

8) Disclaimer to Security

By consenting to the Terms and Conditions of the Site and hence the Privacy Policy, you consent that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.

9) Notification of Changes

RFQoptics.com reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our Privacy Policy, unless we obtain your express consent, such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Policy took effect. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted.

10) CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact contact@rfqoptics.com.