TopicMaps.Org[TM] Intellectual Property License and Legal Disclaimers

This section includes licenses and disclaimers related to:

  1. Copyright
  2. License
  3. Trademarks and Generic Terms
  4. Disclaimers and Liabilities

1. Copyright 2000 TopicMaps.Org [TM], All Rights Reserved.

TopicMaps.Org[TM] web site pages may contain other proprietary licenses and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed.

2. License

2.1. Unless otherwise noted, all materials contained in this Site are copyrighted and may not be used except as provided in these terms and conditions or in the copyright notice provided with the relevant materials.

2.2. The materials contained in the Site may be downloaded or copied provided that ALL copies retain the copyright contained on the materials. No material may be modified, edited or taken out of context such that its use creates a false or misleading statement or impression as to the positions, statements or actions of TopicMaps.Org.

2.3. The name and trademarks of copyright holders may NOT be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to the Web site, its content, specifications, or software without specific, written prior permission. Title to copyright in Web site documents will at all times remain with copyright holders. Use of TopicMaps.Org trademarks and service marks is covered by the TopicMaps.Org Trademark License.

3. TopicMaps.Org[TM] Trademarks and Generic Terms

3.1 Trademarks owned by TopicMaps.Org and generic terms used by TopicMaps.Org

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of TopicMaps.Org. All use of TopicMaps.Org Trademarks is governed by this license. No additional rights are granted by implication, estoppel, or otherwise. Terms which claimed as generic are not governed by any TopicMaps.Org license and are used as common descriptors by TopicMaps.Org.

The following is a list of terms claimed as a trademark or generic term by TopicMaps.Org:

  • TopicMaps.Org[TM]
  • XTM, XML Topic Maps Specification
  • XTMQL, XML Topic Maps Query Language
  • XTMPM, XML Topic Maps Processing Model

The absence of a product or service name or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of TopicMaps.Org's trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.

Any questions concerning the use, status, or standing of TopicMaps.Org trademarks should be directed to:

3.2 Non-TopicMaps.Org Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks not owned on behalf of TopicMaps.Org and displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered marks of their respective owners. No rights are granted by TopicMaps.Org to use such marks, whether by implication, estoppel, or otherwise.

4. Legal Disclaimers

4.1 TopicMaps.Org has not reviewed any or all of the web sites linked to this Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any other web sites linked to this Site. Please understand that any non-TopicMaps.Org web site is independent from TopicMaps.Org, and TopicMaps.Org has no control over the content on that web site. In addition, a link to a non-TopicMaps.Org web site does not mean that TopicMaps.Org endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such site. It is the user's responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever is selected is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

4.2 Information TopicMaps.Org publishes on its Site may contain references or cross references to TopicMaps.Org specifications, projects, programs and services that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that TopicMaps.Org intends to announce such specifications, projects, programs or services in your country.

4.3 Information on this Site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. TopicMaps.Org may make improvements and/or changes in the materials contained in or described on this site at any time without notice. TopicMaps.Org may also make changes in these Terms and Conditions without notice. User is bound by such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions.

4.4 Limitation on Warranties.

Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

4.5 Limitation on Liability.