2. Modification of Terms
7. Limitation of Liability
8. Third Party Content/Software
9. Copyright and Trademarks
10. Proprietary Rights in Web Site
11. U.S. Copyright Infringement Claims
12. Indemnification and Release
13. Shut-Down of Site
14. Philips Products
15. Safe Harbor' Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
16. Dispute Resolution
18. No Waiver
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This Web Site is public by nature and any information submitted on it shall be deemed non-confidential. You acknowledge that any submitting of any inventions embodied in any User Content provided by you shall constitute a "publication" of such invention under applicable patent laws.
You acknowledge that any User Content submitted and/or discussed on the Web Site may be the subject of patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of Philips, its subsidiaries, affiliates, brand licensees, other partners or third parties. If you consider exploiting any ideas, proposals, suggestions, or solutions or other User Content submitted to the Web Site, you are responsible to undertake appropriate intellectual property clearance before engaging in any exploitative conduct.
If you know or suspect that any of the materials on this Web Site (including but not limited to materials posted on the Forum) have been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send notice to Philips' designated agent identified below. According to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(3), your notice must comply with the following requirements:
A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The designated agent for notice of copyright infringement claims may be reached as follows:
By Mail: Philips International B.V.,
Corporate Legal Department
PO Box 77900
By Fax: Philips International B.V.,
Corporate Legal Department
+ 31 20 5977230
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Last Update: January 15, 2014.