PRIVACY POLICY/STATEMENT OF USE/TERMS OF SERVICE

Acceptance of Terms

RFID Journal LLC. ("RFID Journal"), and its site RFID Connect, provide our Internet sites and the content, products and services offered on or through those sites (collectively, the "Services"), to you subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"). Your use of the Services in whole or in part constitutes your binding acceptance of these TOS. If you do not agree to these TOS, you should not use the Services. Some Services may be subject to additional posted rules, policies and terms. When you use those Services, you and RFID Connect shall be subject to those additional conditions, which are incorporated by reference into these TOS (and, consequently, form part of your agreement with us). Other Services may be governed by different usage terms. In the event of an inconsistency between these TOS and any additional posted conditions or separate usage terms, the provisions of the additional conditions and/or separate usage terms shall control. Because we may modify all or any part of these TOS from time to time without notice to you, you should check back often so you are aware of your current rights and responsibilities. Your continued use of a given Service after changes to the TOS have been published on that Service constitutes your binding acceptance of the updated TOS. If at any time the TOS are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease all use of the Services.

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online privacy policy and your acceptance by using RFID Connect. To make this notice easy to find, it is available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be displayed.

Your Participation on RFID Connect.

Your participation on RFID Connect is voluntary. There is no charge to use RFID Connect's basic services, which includes it's internal email system and public message forums. By using RFID Connect you agree to release any liability against RFIDConnect.com, it's parent company RFID Journal LLC, and it's advertisers, including it's partners and it's event producer. If at any time you do not agree with our statement of use or TOS, you may delete yourself from RFID Connect by clicking on "YOUR PROFILE" in the top right corner of the page, then "ACCOUNT SETTINGS", followed by the link to Remove and Delete your membership.

Statement of use.

This site has been provided as a service to people who visit this site. In some cases, people are invited to join this site or are given a free account on this site because they are attending or exhibiting at our partner’s tradeshow or event. RFID Connect does not monitor and is not responsible for any content on this site which is provided by any person other than RFID Connect. RFID Connect, nor it’s partners cannot vouch for the accuracy or propriety of any information or comments contained herein and disclaim any liability related to this website. Any concerns related to the content or format of this website should be directed to RFID Connect by using our "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.

Member Conduct.

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not RFID Connect or it's partners, are responsible for any Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. RFID Connect does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will RFID Connect or it's partners be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

You agree to not use the Service to:

Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

Harm minors in any way;

Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an RFID Connect or it's partners official, a forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;

Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as shopping) that are designated for such purpose (please read our complete Spam Policy);

Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains 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;

Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;

Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;

Provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;

"Stalk" or otherwise harass another; and/or

Collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in the paragraphs above.

You acknowledge that RFID Connect and it's partners may or may not pre-screen Content, but that RFID Connect and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, RFID Connect and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates our policies or is otherwise objectionable. 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. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by RFID Connect or submitted to RFID Connect, including without limitation information in RFID Connect Message Forums and in all other parts of the Service.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that RFID Connect may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce our Privacy Policy and Statement of Use; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of RFID Connect, its users and the public.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Service may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by RFID Connect and/or content providers who provide content to the Service. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Service. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Service, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.

The information we collect:

Business Card Information

In order to make it easier for people to network and to facilitate meetings, RFID Connect collects information typically found on a person's business card. By default, business card details are hidden until the person grants someone access to their information using controls found on the YOUR PROFILE link located at the top of the page. You have three options for controlling your business card information: 1) Don't show it to anyone, 2) Make it public and allow anyone to see it and 3) Only allow people on your contact list to see it. In addition to the business card information, we do show everyone your personal information that would normally appear on your badge at a tradeshow. This information includes:

>> Full Name, Title, Company Name, City, State & Country

If you grant someone rights to view your business card information or if you grant everyone to view your business card, then it's like giving every single participant at this event, your business card. This information includes, but is not limited to:

>> Full Name, Title, Company Name, Complete Address, Email Address, Phone, Fax, and all other information included in the Business Card Information section on your "Profile" page.

Social media links, "instant message" accounts and other external links.

As an option, you may add links your personal links to other social network sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, FlickR, your website or blog. We may add additional links to other sites from time to time without notice. If you choose to complete this section, we will disclose these links to all of our members. By adding links to your social networking sites, you are asking RFID Connect to promote these links to our members.

Other information we collect

In order to assist RFID Connect participants in planning, participants can click on links throughout the site to indicate which sessions they plan to attend, people they would like to meet, exhibitors they plan to visit, products and giveaways (treasures) they're interested in, in addition to other traceable links we may have added in order to help you build your Daily Planner.

How We Use Information:

RFIDConnect.com is an event specific social networking application designed to provide an easy way to meet other people, attending the same event, on the internet. Members create a profile and are then paired with a number of other members based on their pre-selected profile criteria. Attendees and Exhibitors can see the full name, title, company, city, state and country of each participant on RFID Connect. However, the balance of the contact information is hidden. RFID Connect participants can grant one or all members on RFID Connect access to their business card detail if they desire. This is often done in order to improve business networking opportunities.

When participants indicate they "Plan to visit" a specific exhibitor, the exhibitor is also given access to this information so they can follow-up and schedule a meeting. Exhibitors are not given the attendee's business card information unless the attendee has given them rights to view this information.

When participants indicate they plan to attend a specific session, others can also view the list of people attending a specific session.

When you view exhibitor details, press releases, products and treasures we note this information and give exhibitors access to who is viewing their information. Exhibitors have the ability to contact attendees who have shown interest in their products.

If you give access to your business card to everyone, you understand that others can print, download or capture this information and use it beyond our control, just as if you set a stack of business cards on an open table at the event.

RFIDConnect.com is not a closed service. It is a social networking application designed to promote interaction and an exchange of information. You should not have any assurances of privacy on this site, if you are concerned about your privacy we recommend your leave this community by removing your profile. You may delete and remove your profile by clicking on the "YOUR PROFILE" link located at the top of every page (once you have logged in), then clicking on ACCOUNT SETTINGS and locating the "Remove and Delete your membership" link located in the MANAGEMENT section on that page.

Public Message Forums

Some of our Services give users the opportunity to participate in Forums operated by RFID Connect or by a third party. We ask that our users exercise appropriate caution when participating in any type of Forum. In particular, please remember that if you publicly disclose personal identifying information, such as your name or email address, in connection with a Forum, the information may be collected and used by others. You should also take reasonable precautions with regard to any material you download from or through Forums (for example, scanning for viruses or other damaging computer programming routines). Finally, you agree to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to that particular Forum.

Content available to search engines, including but not limited to Google, Bing, and Yahoo!

Search engines index the content found on this site.  If your business card information is hidden, we use standard industry practices to not disclose this information to automated search robots.  However, we can not guarantee this information will not be indexed. If you ever allowed this information to be viewed by the public, or linked your business card information to other content on our site, then search robots will likely find it and add it to their searchable content. If at any time you don't want any of your content available to a search engine you should DELETE your profile from RFID Connect.  If you add your content and then later delete your content from RFID Connect, search engines "could" cache this old information indefinitely. RFID Connect has no control how search engines may use the information you added to RFID Connect.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold RFID Journal LLC, RFID Connect, it's partners, its subsidiaries, parent corporation and affiliates, and all of their respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, licensors and suppliers (collectively, the "RFID Connect Parties"), harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including attorneys' fees), incurred by any RFID Connect Party in connection with any claim arising out of your use of the Services, any use or alleged use of your accounts or your passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you, the content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Services, your violation of these TOS, your connection to the Services, or your violation of the rights of any other person or entity.

RFID Connect reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any claim, action or other matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and all negotiations for settlement or compromise thereof, and you agree to fully cooperate with RFID Connect in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by RFID Connect.

Disclaimers of Warranties

THE SERVICES, AND MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND POSTINGS ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION, PROMISE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ANY GUARANTY OR ASSURANCE THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT ALL PRODUCTS, FEATURES, FUNCTIONS OR OPERATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PERFORM AS DESCRIBED OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. IN ADDITION, ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. Without limiting the foregoing, RFID Connect is not responsible or liable for any malicious code, delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of the Services. As between you and RFID Connect, you are assuming the entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, performance, timeliness, adequacy, completeness, correctness, authenticity, security and validity of any and all features and functions of the Services, including, without limitation, postings and materials associated with your use of the Services. Under no circumstances shall any RFID Connect Party be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Services. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the Services.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY RFID CONNECT PARTY BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, UNDER ANY THEORY, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, ACTUAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST INCOME, REVENUE OR PROFITS, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA, OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, EVEN IF SUCH RFID CONNECT PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE. BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY TO ANY MERCHANDISE, SERVICES, AND CONTENT THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH SERVICES. IN THE EVENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR DAMAGES, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF ANY RFID CONNECT PARTY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY KIND EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). Notwithstanding any claim that a sole or exclusive remedy which is provided in this agreement may or does fail of its essential purpose, you specifically acknowledge and agree that your sole and exclusive remedy for any loss or damage shall be to have RFID Connect, upon written notice from you to us, attempt to repair, correct or replace any deficient Service and, if repair, correction or replacement is not reasonably commercially practicable for RFID Connect, in its sole discretion, to refund any monies actually paid by you for the Service involved and to terminate and discontinue your use of the Services.

Our Commitment to Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Expectation of privacy in email.

Members may have an expectation of privacy when using RFID Connect's built-in email engine. However, the security and safety of our membership will always take priority over privacy when it comes to complaints of stalking or harassment by anyone using RFIDConnect.com. Our management reserves the right to review private email if, in our sole opinion, any member of RFIDConnect.com is being stalked, harassed or spammed by our membership. We also reserve the right to audit email or provide law enforcement authorities access to email logs if, in our sole opinion, RFIDConnect.com was used to defraud or cause harm to another. Finally, we will always work fully with law enforcement agencies by providing any and all information provided, including IP address logs to RFIDConnect.com in the event a member uses a stolen credit card to purchase premium services on RFIDConnect.com.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information:

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging on with your email address and password and editing your personal profile. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by logging in and clicking on "YOUR PROFILE" to update your information.

How to Contact Us:

Email is our preferred method for all communication. You can contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us" link located at the bottom of this page.