Legal - Notices, Site and Product Terms & Conditions, Privacy
GTB Technologies ("GTB") makes information and products available on this web site, subject to the following terms and conditions. By accessing (or using) this site or any site operated by GTB, you agree to HAVE READ AND AGREE TO these terms and conditions.
GTB reserves the right to change these terms and conditions, and the products, services, prices, and programs ("PRODUCTS") mentioned in this site at any time, at its sole discretion, without any notice.
Your continued use of this SITE and/or PRODUCTS / SERVICES following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean you accept those changes.
GTB reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for any violation of these terms and conditions. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
If you do not accept the terms and conditions listed in this Notice and/or in the Subscription Terms and Conditions or the Evaluation Terms and Conditions Agreement, please DO NOT USE the Site, Services or PRODUCTS.
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The information on this web site is protected by copyright. Except as specifically permitted, no portion of this web site may be distributed or reproduced by any means, or in any form, without GTB's prior written permission. The "Goof Proof Guide to Data Loss Prevention", "Returning the 'P' back into DLP", "Reverse Content-Aware Firewall", "AccuMatch", and "GTB Inspector", "Inspector Cloud, "Taking the 'P' into the Stratosphere", "Got Malware? Now What?" "It's 10 PM, do you know where your Sales force Data is?" and "Data Loss Prevention that actually works" "DLP that Works", "DLP for IP", "Data Protection that Works", "Security that's Built for Today to be Prepared for Tomorrow", "Protecting Sensitive Assets is Easier than You Think" are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks / service marks of GTB Technologies, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries.
Software & Documentation Use:
The software and accompanying documentation, as well as any document available to download from this site are the copyrighted work of GTB. Use of the software and/or documentation is governed by the most current version of the end user license, "Evaluation Terms and Conditions" Agreement which shall be located at GTB Terms & Conditions
You should not attempt to use, download, or install any software or documentation unless you agree to the terms of the above mentioned Terms and Conditions Agreement. You will not be authorized to use, download, or install any software or documentation unless you have agreed to the above mentioned Evaluation Terms and Conditions Agreement.
Web Site Use:
Except as otherwise indicated on this site, you may view, print, copy, and distribute informational documents on this site as long as you are currently looking to purchase a solution as a customer of GTB, You then agree to be subject to the following terms and conditions:
Any copy of the document or portion thereof must include all copyright and proprietary notices in the same form and manner as on the original; 1.2. The document may not be modified in any way; and 1.3 GTB reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from GTB.
Documents specified above do not include the layout or design of this web site. Elements of this site are protected by trade dress or other laws and may not be imitated or reproduced in whole or in part.
Documents specified above do not include logos, graphics, sounds or images on this web site, which may be reproduced or distributed only when expressly permitted by GTB.
Rules of Conduct
While using the Site or any of the GTB products and or services, you will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. In addition, GTB expects users of the Site to respect the rights and dignity of others. Your use of the Site is conditioned on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in this Section; any failure to comply may also result in termination of your access to the Site pursuant to Section 13 (Termination). You agree that you will not:
- Post, transmit, or otherwise make available, through or in connection with the Site:
- Anything that is or may be (a) threatening, harassing, degrading or hateful; (b) defamatory; (c) fraudulent or tortious; (d) obscene, indecent or otherwise objectionable; or (e) protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express prior written consent of the owner of such right.
- Any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability or that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense.
- Any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware or software.
- Any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme” or investment opportunity, or any other form of solicitation.
- Use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
- Harvest or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the Site.
- Impersonate any person or entity, including any representative of GTB; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or express or imply that GTB endorses any statement you make.
- Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.
- Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Site (including by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site).
- Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services without GTB’s express prior written consent.
- Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site (including any content, Software and other materials available through the Site).
- Modify, adapt, create derivative works of, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site (including any content, Software and other materials available through the Site), except as and solely to the extent expressly authorized under applicable law overriding any of these restrictions.
- Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or content, Software and other materials originating from the Site.
- Frame or mirror any part of the Site without GTB’s express prior written consent.
- Create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any Site content.
- Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site, without GTB’s express prior, written consent.
Warranties and Disclaimers; Liability Limitations
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND GTB, ALL INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. GTB ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE OR OTHER DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL GTB BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM: (1) RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS PRESENTED, (2) COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, (3) LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, (4) DELAYS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, (5) AND ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION) WHETHER OR NOT GTB HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS WEB SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. HOWEVER, GTB MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE.
Use of this Site is at your own risk, and GTB is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of materials on this Site. This includes but is not limited to the loss of data or loss of profit.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless GTB, its licensors/suppliers and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all claims (including without limitation any proceeding, investigation or claim by a self-regulatory organization, state or federal securities agency or commission), demands, damages, costs and liabilities, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in connection with: (1) any of your Contributions, including an assertion that the information, content, or other materials or services provided or made available by you or the use thereof, may infringe any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of any individual or entity, or misappropriate any individual or entity's trade secret, or contain any libelous, defamatory, disparaging, pornographic, or obscene materials; (2) any breach by you of your obligations under these Terms including the Rules of Conduct set forth in the Section titled “Rules of Conduct" (3) your unlawful and/or unauthorized use of, or activities in connection with this Site. The foregoing indemnities shall survive expiration or termination of these Terms.
In the event that you have a dispute with one or more Site users, you release GTB (and our officers, directors, agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
Trademarks And Intellectual Property Rights
Any trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on our Site are the property of GTB and / or other third parties. You may not use these Marks without the prior written consent of GTB and / or such third party which may own the Mark.
You hereby acknowledge all rights, titles and interests, including but not limited to, rights covered by the Intellectual Property Rights, in and to the Site, and that you will not acquire any right, title, or interest in or to the Site. You will not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any of our services, software, or documentation, or create or attempt to create a substitute or similar service or product through use of or access to the Site or proprietary information related thereto.
At any given time, we may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter related to items and or services of this Site. Unless expressly provided in any written license agreement from GTB, the furnishing of this Site or documents contained on this Site do not give you any license to any patents, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property.
A. GTB respects the intellectual property of others. Accordingly, GTB abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by responding to notices of alleged infringement. As part of our response, we may remove or disable access to Content residing on the Sites, that is claimed to be infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter notification.
B. The following notice requirements are intended to comply with GTB’s rights and obligations under the DMCA and do not constitute legal advice. To file a notice of infringing material on the Sites, please provide a written notification containing the following details: 1. Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL); 2. Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material); 3. Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your address, telephone number, email address); 4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in 2. (above) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; 5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed, and 6. Your physical or electronic signature.
Please send the above notice to GTB by e-Mail to info @ gttb.com
Products and Services Availability
This web site can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to GTB services, programs, and products that have not been announced in your country. These references do not imply that GTB intends to announce such services, programs, or products in your country.
GTB does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information through its web site. Any information sent to GTB, will be deemed NOT CONFIDENTIAL. You grant GTB an unrestricted, irrevocable license to display, use, modify, perform, reproduce, transmit, and distribute any information you send GTB, for any and all commercial and non-commercial purposes. You also agree that GTB is free to use any ideas, concepts, or techniques that you provide or send to GTB for any purpose, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products that incorporate such ideas, concepts, or techniques. GTB may, but is not obligated to, review or monitor areas on its site where users may transmit or post communications, including bulletin boards, chat rooms, and user forums. GTB is not responsible for the accuracy of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements transmitted or posted on bulletin boards, chat rooms, and user forums. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this web site any libelous, obscene, defamatory, pornographic, or other materials that would violate any laws. However, if such communications do occur, GTB will have no liability related to the content of any such communications. Please refer to GTB Terms and Conditions for further information on GTB's policies regarding the use of public forums, and the submission of information through GTB's web site.
GTB or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions or other works (“submissions”) in any form to GTB or any of its employees. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when GTB’s products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to GTB. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you still submit them, then regardless of what your letter says, the following terms shall apply to your submissions.
GTB may, in its sole discretion, at any time for any reason or no reason, terminate your access to this Site and any account(s) and / or services you may have in connection with this Site, including if GTB believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms or if it is required by applicable law, regulation, court or governing agency order.
Our termination of any user’s access to the Site hereunder may be effected without notice and, on such termination, we may immediately deactivate or delete user’s account and/or bar any further access to such files, and your right to use the Site will immediately cease. GTB shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site or account hereunder.
GTB's Web Site
The use of any Materials on any other Web site or computer environment or any data mining, robots or similar extraction or data gathering methods in connection with this Site is prohibited.
GTB permits anyone to link to GTB's web site subject to the linker's compliance with the following terms and conditions:
A site that links to GTB's web site:
- May link to, but not replicate, content contained in GTB's site;
- Must agree that the link may be removed at any time upon GTB's request pursuant to GTB's reserved rights to rescind its consent to allow the link.
- Must not create a border environment or browser around content contained in GTB's site;
- Must not present misleading or false information about GTB's services or products;
- Must not misrepresent GTB's relationship with the linker;
- Must not imply that GTB is endorsing or sponsoring the linker or the linker's services or products;
- Must not use GTB's logos or trade dress without prior written permission from GTB;
- Must not contain content that could be construed as obscene, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, or inappropriate for all ages;
- Must not contain materials that would violate any laws;
Third-party Web Sites
GTB's site may provide links to third-party web sites, which are not under the control of GTB. GTB makes no representations about third-party web sites. When you access a non-GTB web site, you do so at your own risk. GTB is not responsible for the reliability of any data, opinions, advice, or statements made on third-party sites. GTB provides these links merely as a convenience. The inclusion of such links does not imply that GTB endorses, recommends, or accepts any responsibility for the content of such sites.
Third-party Products and Services
The GTBweb site may contain mention of third-party products and services for informational purposes. GTB makes no recommendations or endorsements about third-party products and services. References to third-party services and products are provided by GTB "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. All products, company names, brand names, trademarks and logos are the property of their respective owners and no affiliation with or endorsement, sponsorship or support is implied.
Compliance with Laws
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
You agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this web site shall be governed by the laws of the state of California. You agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Orange County County in California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California, with respect to such matters.
GTB makes no representation or warrants that information on this web site are appropriate, compliant with legislation or available for use in all countries, and prohibits accessing materials from territories where contents are illegal. Those who access this site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
Export Control Laws
Certain GTB products, including software, documentation, services, and related technical data, available on the GTB and other websites are subject to export controls administered by the United States (including, but not limited to, the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”)) and other countries including, controls for re-export under European Union, the Singapore Strategic Goods Control Act, and the import regulations of other countries. Diversion contrary to U.S. or other applicable law of any GTB product or service is prohibited. Export, re-export or import of products and services may require action on your behalf prior to purchase and it is your responsibility to comply with all applicable international, national, state, regional and local laws, and regulations, including any import and use restrictions. GTB products and services are currently prohibited for export or re-export to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or to any country then subject to U.S. trade sanctions (e.g., Afghanistan and Iraq). GTB products and services are prohibited for export or re-export to any person or entity named on the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons, Entities and Unverified Lists, the U.S. Department of State's Debarred List, or the U.S. Department of Treasury's lists of Specially Designated Nationals, Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers, or Specially Designated Terrorists. GTB products and services are prohibited from use with chemical or biological weapons, sensitive nuclear end-users, or missiles, drones or space launch vehicles capable of delivering such weapons. By downloading or using any product from this site, or purchasing any service, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this notice and agree to comply with all applicable export control laws. You are also representing that you are not under the control of, located in, or a resident or national of any prohibited country, and are not a prohibited person or entity. This notice is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of the export laws that govern the products and services. It is your responsibility to consult with a legal advisor to ensure compliance with applicable laws. For more information on export laws, some agencies to consult are:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Denied Parties Lists at: http://www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenforcement/liststocheck.htm United States Government Rights
All GTB products and publications are commercial in nature. The software, publications, and software documentation available on this web site are "Commercial Items", as that term is defined in 48 C.F.R.§2.101, consisting of "Commercial Computer Software" and "Commercial Computer Software Documentation", as such terms are defined in 48 C.F.R. §252.227-7014(a)(5) and 48 C.F.R. §252.227-7014(a)(1), and used in 48 C.F.R.?12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202, as applicable. Pursuant to 48 C.F.R. §12.212, 48 C.F.R.§252.227-7015, 48 C.F.R. §227.7202 through 227.7202-4, 48 C.F.R. §52.227-19, and other relevant sections of the Code of Federal Regulations, as applicable, GTB's publications, commercial computer software, and commercial computer software documentation are distributed and licensed to United States Government end users with only those rights as granted to all other end users, according to the terms and conditions contained in the license agreements that accompany the products and software documentation, and the terms and conditions herein.
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and GTB with respect to your use of this Site and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and GTB with respect to this Site. The Terms and the relationship between each user and GTB shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions and each party shall submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Orange, California. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. A party may only waive its rights under these Terms, by a written document executed by both parties. Any failure to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver thereof or of any other provision hereof. You may not assign, transfer or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under these Terms without GTB’s express prior written consent. No provision of these Terms is intended for the benefit of any third party, and the parties do not intend that any provision should be enforceable by a third party either under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
At GTB, we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of our customers and those who visit our Web site. GTB safeguards customer information by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard non-public personal information about you. Registration may be required in order to access certain areas of the Site, download certain materials available through the Site, or request information from GTB. If you choose to register on the Site, we will collect information such as name, mailing address, e-mail, IP address, phone number and company name. This information is used to provide product information or other materials that you may request and may also be used to contact you with marketing or promotional information or information related to your account. GTB will protect the confidentiality of the data you provide.
Our establishment takes your privacy seriously and is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Because we do gather certain types of information from visitors to our sites, we have developed a privacy statement to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This statement discloses the types of information we gather, how it is used, and how you can gain access to and edit any data that we've collected about you at any time.
Our establishment respects the privacy of individuals who visit our Web sites, send us e-mail, or participate in features/services we offer online. Accordingly, our policy regarding online privacy has been developed using the following guiding principles:
Our establishment maintains a strict "no-spam" policy. Subscribers to our e-mail services (or any other feature/service found on our Web site) will not receive unsolicited e-mail messages from us. Our establishment collects information online primarily to provide our visitors with a more relevant experience on our sites. When doing so, we will make every reasonable effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. Our establishment will take reasonable physical, electronic and managerial measures to safeguard and secure any information you provide to us (e.g. data will be stored in protected databases on secured servers with restricted access). Our establishment will not share any information you've provided to us with anyone without your consent other than to provide the service you've requested. At the time you register for any such service, you will be notified of, and asked to consent to, the sharing of your information with any particular third party necessary to the provision of the requested service.
Non-Personally Identifiable Data:
Anytime you visit our Web site, we may gather certain non-personally identifiable information regarding the means you use to access our site. This information may include the type and version of your browser, your service provider, your IP address and any search engine you may have used to locate the site. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server, administer the Web site, and compile broad statistical data. In addition, we gather certain navigational information about where you go on our Web sites. This information enables us to determine which areas of the Web sites are most frequently visited and helps us to tailor the sites to the needs and interests of our online visitors. Such information is gathered by us in the aggregate and will not be associated with a specific individual without that individual's consent.
Information Voluntarily Provided:
Any information you provide to us (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.) when you enroll in one of our E-Mail Reminder Services, request information, or use any of the other interactive portions of our Web sites, is securely maintained on our Web server and internal systems. This information may be used to provide you with information you've requested about our company, our products and our services, or to provide you with special notices. You may opt out of receiving future communications at any time (see opt-out Procedures below). This data may also be used to tailor your experience on our sites by providing content that is relevant to your interests and geographic region.
Information Collected from Other Sources:
Disclosure of Personal Information:
Our establishment understands the importance of your privacy. We collect and maintain the personal information of our consumers for our use and our subsidiaries. We do not sell, rent, or trade consumer information to third parties, other than as described below, and never without your consent.
Our establishment may partner with select retailers and other companies at various times to provide expanded services to our site visitors. As part of such a relationship, we may share with these companies the use of certain interactive Web site functions (i.e. the E-Mail Reminder Service). Information provided by site visitors through the use of such interactive functions may be available to both our establishment and our partners.
Our establishment may use other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include administering e-mail services and running special promotions. Such parties only have access to the personal information needed to perform these functions and may not use or store the information for any other purpose. Subscribers or site visitors will never receive unsolicited e-mail messages from agents working on our behalf.
In the event that our establishment sells or transfers a particular portion of its business assets, consumer information may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the transaction. If substantially all of the assets of our establishment are acquired, consumer information may be transferred as part of the acquisition.
Compliance with Law/Safety:
Our establishment may disclose specific personal information based on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with or conform to the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect the users of our Web sites, the sites themselves, or the public.
Accessing Our Web Sites from Outside of the United States:
If you are visiting our Web site from a location outside of the U.S., your connection will be through and to servers located in the U.S. Any information you provide during your visit will be processed and maintained on our Web server and other internal systems located within the U.S.
The personal data record created through your registration with our Web site can only be accessed with the unique password associated with that record. To protect the integrity of the information contained in this record, you should not disclose or otherwise reveal your password to third parties.
Our Web sites may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users at various times. Please remember that, unless otherwise stated, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas.
You may always opt-out of receiving future communications from our establishment. Our sites allow users to opt-out of receiving such communications at the point where personal information is requested, or through other means as identified.
Contacting the Web Sites: