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Permitted and Prohibited Uses. You may use the NFC Forum web site for the sole purpose of allowing NFC Forum professionals to share and exchange their ideas. You may not use the NFC Forum web site to violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including without limitation any applicable laws relating to antitrust or other illegal trade or business practices, federal and state securities laws, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, and any U.S. laws, rules, and regulations governing the export and re-export of commodities or technical data. You may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret, or disclose via the NFC Forum web site any information the disclosure of which would constitute a violation of any confidentiality obligations you may have. You may not upload any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other forms of harmful computer code, nor subject NFC Forum’s network or servers to unreasonable traffic loads, or otherwise engage in conduct deemed disruptive to the ordinary operation of NFC Forum’s web site. You are strictly prohibited from communicating on or through this site any unlawful, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, fraudulent, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any sort, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using other Users’ personal information, including addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses or other contact information that may appear on the web site, for the purpose of creating or compiling marketing and/or mailing lists and from sending other Users unsolicited marketing materials, whether by facsimile, email, or other technological means. You also are expressly prohibited from distributing Users’ personal information to third-party parties for marketing purposes. NFC Forum shall deem the compiling of marketing and mailing lists using Users’ personal information, the sending of unsolicited marketing materials to Users, or the distribution of Users’ personal information to third parties for marketing purposes as a material breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use, and NFC Forum reserves the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of this site and to suspend or revoke your membership in the consortium without refund of any membership dues paid. NFC Forum notes that unauthorized use of Users’ personal information in connection with unsolicited marketing correspondence also may constitute violations of various state and federal anti-spam statutes. NFC Forum reserves the right to report the abuse of Users’ personal information to the appropriate law enforcement and government authorities, and NFC Forum will fully cooperate with any authorities investigating violations of these laws.
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