Terms of Use

1. Rules and Regulations
The following rules and regulations apply to all visitors to, or users of, this website. By accessing this website, the user acknowledges acceptance of these terms and conditions. FEI Company (FEI) reserves the right to change these rules and regulations from time to time at its sole discretion. In the case of any violation of these rules and regulations, FEI reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations. These rules and regulations apply to all visits to the FEI Website, now and in the future.

2. Limited License
FEI hereby authorizes you to copy materials published by FEI on this Website solely for non-commercial use within your organization (or if you are an FEI Partner, your customer's organization) in support of FEI products and services. No other use of the information is authorized. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy of these materials which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices in the same form and manner as on the original. Except as specified above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any patent, trademark or copyright of FEI or any third party.

ALL CONTENTS ON THIS SITE ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED HEREIN, NO PORTION OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM, OR BY ANY MEANS, WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM FEI. VISITORS OR USERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO MODIFY, DISTRIBUTE, PUBLISH, TRANSMIT OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF ANY MATERIAL FOUND ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF USE CONTAINED HEREIN MAY RESULTS IN LEGAL ACTION, INCLUDING FINES AND OTHER SANCTIONS.

3. Trademarks
The trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on this Website are the property of FEI Company or their legitimate owners. Users are not permitted to use these trademarks, logos and service marks without the prior written consent of FEI Company or any third party which may own the trademark, logo or service mark. "FEI" is a registered trademark of FEI Company.

4. Accessibility
FEI.com adheres to Web standards for accessibility as mandated by the federal Rehabilitation Act, section 508, which provides disabled site visitors access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. FEI.com is W3C compliant, and follows the guidelines as set forth in Web Accessibility Initiative, including text alternatives, keyboard accessibility, navigation, predictability, and compatibility.

For more information, visit the Section 508 Web site at http://www.section508.gov/. You can also learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the W3C Web site at http://www.w3.org/WAI/.

If you have questions about accessibility on fei.com, please contact the Webmaster.

5. User Information.
In the course of your use of the website and/or the services made available on or through the website, you may be asked to provide certain personalized information to FEI (such information referred to hereinafter as "User Information"). Our information collection and use policies with respect to the privacy of such User Information are set forth in the website's Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by reference for all purposes. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of User Information. 

6. Submitted Materials.
Unless specifically requested, we do not solicit nor do we wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you through the website, by e-mail or in any other way. Any information, creative works, demos, ideas, suggestions, concepts, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques or other materials submitted or sent to us (including, for example and without limitation, that which you submit or post to our chat rooms, message boards, survey responses, and/or our blogs, or send to us via e-mail) ("Submitted Materials") will be deemed not to be confidential or secret, and may be used by us in any manner consistent with the website's Privacy Policy. By submitting or sending Submitted Materials to us, you: (i) represent and warrant that the Submitted Materials are original to you, that no other party has any rights thereto, and that any "moral rights" in Submitted Materials have been waived, and (ii) you grant FEI a royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully transferable, assignable and sublicensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display and incorporate in other works any Submitted Materials (in whole or part) in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional and/or commercial purposes. We cannot be responsible for maintaining any Submitted Material that you provide to us, and we may delete or destroy any such Submitted Material at any time.

7. Prohibited User Conduct.
You warrant and agree that, while using the website and the various services and features offered on or through the website, you shall not: (a) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (b) insert your own or a third party's advertising, branding or other promotional content into any of the website's content, materials or services (for example, without limitation, in an RSS feed or a podcast received from us or otherwise through the website), or use, redistribute, republish or exploit such content or service for any further commercial or promotional purposes; or (c) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the website. You shall not: (i) engage in spidering, "screen scraping," "database scraping," harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses or other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the website or the services offered on or through the website, including without limitation any information residing on any server or database connected to the website or the services offered on or through the website; (ii) obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to computer systems, materials or information through any means; (iii) use the website or the services made available on or through the website in any manner with the intent to interrupt, damage, disable, overburden, or impair the website or such services, including, without limitation, sending mass unsolicited messages or "flooding" servers with requests; (iv) use the website or the website's services or features in violation of our or any third party's intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; or (v) use the website or the website's services in violation of any applicable law. You further agree that you shall not attempt (or encourage or support anyone else's attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with the website or the website's services, or any content thereof, or make any unauthorized use thereof. You agree that you shall not use the website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the website or any of its services. You shall not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the website. 

8. Public Forums.
We may, from time to time, make messaging services, chat services, bulletin boards, message boards, blogs, user comments, other forums and other such services available on or through the website. In addition to any other rules or regulations that we may post in connection with a particular service, you agree that you shall not upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish through the website or any service or feature made available on or through the website, any materials which (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the website or the website's services, (ii) are fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law, (iv) violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, contract, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right, (v) contain a virus, spyware, or other harmful component, (vi) contain embedded links, advertising, chain letters or pyramid schemes of any kind, or (vii) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin, endorsement or statements of fact. You further agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including us or our personnel. You also may not offer to buy or sell any product or service on or through your comments submitted to our forums. You alone are responsible for the content and consequences of any of your activities. 

9. Right to Monitor and Editorial Control.
FEI reserves the right, but do not have an obligation, to monitor and/or review all materials posted to the website or through the website's services or features by users, and we are not responsible for any such materials posted by users. However, we reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or government request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of this Terms of Use, our policies or applicable law. We may also impose limits on certain features of the forums or restrict your access to part or all of the forums without notice or penalty if we believe you are in breach of the guidelines set forth in this paragraph, our terms and conditions or applicable law, or for any other reason without notice or liability. 

10. Private or Sensitive Information on Public Forums.
It is important to remember that comments submitted to a forum may be recorded and stored in multiple places, both on our website and elsewhere on the Internet, which are likely to be accessible for a long time and you have no control over who will read them eventually. It is therefore important that you are careful and selective about the personal information that you disclose about yourself and others, and in particular, you should not disclose sensitive, embarrassing, proprietary or confidential information in your comments to our public forums. 

11. Linking to the Website.
You agree that if you include a link from any other website to the website, such link shall open in a new browser window and shall link to the full version of an HTML formatted page of this website. You are not permitted to link directly to any image hosted on the website or our services, such as using an "in-line" linking method to cause the image hosted by us to be displayed on another website. You agree not to download or use images hosted on this website on another website, for any purpose, including, without limitation, posting such images on another site. You agree not to link from any other website to this website in any manner such that the website, or any page of the website, is "framed," surrounded or obfuscated by any third party content, materials or branding. We reserve all of our rights under the law to insist that any link to the website be discontinued, and to revoke your right to link to the website from any other website at any time upon written notice to you.

12. General Disclaimer
Although FEI has attempted to provide accurate information on the Website, FEI assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. FEI may change the products or services mentioned at any time without notice. Mention of non-FEI products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH ALL FAULTS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. FEI AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE.

FEI AND ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY FEI PRODUCT, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION PRESENT, EVEN IF FEI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.