Last modified: March 11, 2021
Use of Forums and Public Communication
The Sites may contain discussion group, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others ("Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, consistent with MicroStrategy’s intended purpose for the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the Communication Services, you will not:
Use the Communication Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual.
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, false, misleading, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Communication Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
Do not post any instructions, software or other materials that would allow participants or third parties to harm other users’ computers or inappropriately access software or websites.
Engage in any commercial activity. You shall not distribute or otherwise publish any content containing a solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, solicitation for goods or services, or other commercial matter. You agree not to solicit other users of the Sites to use or join or become members of any commercial online or offline service or other organization. You agree not to collect or store personal data about other users.
Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
Do not misrepresent the source of anything you contribute.
You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating to the Site, including anything you contribute.
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the Communication Services or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.
MicroStrategy has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, MicroStrategy reserves the right to review materials posted to the Communication Services and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. MicroStrategy reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Information exchanged on the Sites is not confidential. MicroStrategy reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as MicroStrategy deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in MicroStrategy's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself in any Communication Services. MicroStrategy does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Services.
Termination of Use
You agree that MicroStrategy may, in its sole discretion, at any time terminate your access to the Sites and any account(s) you may have in connection with the Sites. Access to the Sites may be monitored by MicroStrategy.
Third Party Web Sites, Content, Products and Services
The Sites may provide links to Web sites and access to content, products and services from third parties, which are not under the control of MicroStrategy. You agree that MicroStrategy is not responsible for third party content accessible through the Sites, including opinions, advice, statements and advertisements, and understand that you bear all risks associated with the use of such content. MicroStrategy is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by MicroStrategy of the Sites and does not grant you any license to products or services available through those links. You should refer to the policies posted by other Web sites regarding privacy and other topics before you use them. When you access a non- MicroStrategy Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Sites may mention third-party products and services for informational purposes. MicroStrategy makes no recommendations or endorsements about third-party products and services.
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EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE, THE SITES, AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITES, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. MICROSTRATEGY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
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MICROSTRATEGY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE SITES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
MICROSTRATEGY ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE OR OTHER DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR LINKED TO THE SITES.
THE SITES COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. HOWEVER, MICROSTRATEGY MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE MATERIALS ON THE SITES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL MICROSTRATEGY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM: (1) RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS PRESENTED, (2) DELAYS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, OR (3) ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITES OR ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITES, WHETHER OR NOT MICROSTRATEGY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MicroStrategy, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Sites.
NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN
Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use the Sites, and we ask that they do not submit any personal information to us.
MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY
If any of the Site features requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify MicroStrategy immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. MicroStrategy will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by MicroStrategy or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder. MicroStrategy reserves the right to refuse access to certain areas of the Sites to anyone, at any time, without notice, and for any reason.
USE OF MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE
Any software that is made available to download from the Sites ("Software") is the copyrighted work of MicroStrategy. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the license agreement which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"), provided however, if such License Agreement is not accompanied or included therewith, the licensing terms set forth herein shall govern. An end user will be unable to install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement, unless he or she first agrees to the License Agreement terms. Third party scripts or code, linked to or referenced from this website, are licensed to you by the third parties that own such code, not by MicroStrategy.
The Software is made available for download solely for use by end users according to the License Agreement. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software not in accordance with the License Agreement is expressly prohibited by law and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any MicroStrategy content obtained from the Sites, in whole or in part without the express written authorization of MicroStrategy.
Permission to use documents (such as white papers, press releases, datasheets, dashboards, visualizations, and FAQs) from the Sites is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such documents from the Sites is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any documents are made. Accredited educational institutions, such as K-12, universities, private/public colleges, and state community colleges, may download and reproduce the documents for distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the classroom requires express written permission. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.If a License Agreement does not accompany or is not included with the Software, this paragraph shall apply. MicroStrategy grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license in executable form. No license is granted for any other purpose. You shall report by telephone, facsimile or e-mail any errors, bugs or suggestions for improvement or modification of the Software with enough information to reproduce the error, bug or suggestion. MicroStrategy shall use such reports to improve the Software; all resulting improvements shall be owned by MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy shall not provide you with any engineering support. All rights, title and interest to all intellectual property with respect to the Software, including that which may be or become protectable by patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or similar laws, shall remain exclusively with MicroStrategy. You acknowledge that the Software is experimental and may have defects or deficiencies which cannot or will not be corrected by MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy is under no obligation to release the Software for shipment to you as a final product of ours or to ensure compatibility between the Software provided hereunder and any later versions or releases. “Confidential Information” means the Software, test results or reports relating to the Software. You shall protect the secrecy of the Confidential Information by using the same degree of care to prevent unauthorized use, dissemination or publication as you use to protect your own confidential information of a like nature, but in no event less than a reasonable degree of care. You shall share Confidential Information with only those of your employees who have a need to know such information and shall notify and inform such employees of your limitations, duties and obligations regarding non-disclosure. You may divulge the Confidential Information pursuant to statute, regulation or the order of a court of competent jurisdiction, provided that you previously notify us to allow us to take appropriate protective measures. MicroStrategy may terminate the license of the Software immediately should you materially breach your confidentiality obligations. Upon termination, you shall either return to us or destroy all copies of Software and other Confidential Information and shall certify to us in writing that the foregoing has been done.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, UNLESS SUCH REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THE LICENSE AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING SUCH SOFTWARE.
THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT, MICROSTRATEGY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, MICROSTRATEGY MAY MAKE AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE SITES OR IN ITS SOFTWARE PRODUCTS, TOOLS AND UTILITIES FOR USE AND/OR DOWNLOAD. MICROSTRATEGY DOES NOT MAKE ANY ASSURANCES WITH REGARD TO THE ACCURACY OF THE RESULTS OR OUTPUT THAT DERIVES FROM SUCH USE OF ANY SUCH TOOLS AND UTILITIES. PLEASE RESPECT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OTHERS WHEN USING THE TOOLS AND UTILITIES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SOFTWARE OR IN MICROSTRATEGY SITE PRODUCTS.
Government End Users. Any Technical Data (as defined below), Software, products, or user documentation normally distributed or made available as part of the Software or products (“Documentation”) which is downloaded from the Sites or provided to you under a License Agreement for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities ("U.S. Government"), or for any other entity seeking or applying rights similar to those customarily claimed by the U.S. Government, is provided to you only as a “Commercial Item” as that term is defined in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (see 48 C.F.R. § 2.101). The rights MicroStrategy grants you to the Technical Data, Software, products, and Documentation are the same as the rights MicroStrategy grants to all other users of the Technical Data, Software, products, and Documentation consistent with (1) 48 C.F.R. § 12.211 and 48 C.F.R. § 12.212 (for civilian acquisitions); and (2) 48 C.F.R. § 252.227-7015 and 48 C.F.R. § 227.7202-3 (for U.S. Department of Defense acquisitions). The manufacturer of the Technical Data, Software, products, and Documentation is MicroStrategy Incorporated, 1850 Towers Crescent Plaza Tysons Corner, VA 22182.
Technical Data means recorded information, regardless of the form or method of recording, of a scientific or technical nature (including computer software documentation), as defined in 48 C.F.R. § 252.227-7015. The term does not include computer software or data incidental to contract administration, such as financial and/or management information.
You acknowledge that you are responsible for any material you may post, submit or upload to or through the Sites, including any materials that you post or upload to any Communication Services that are publicly accessible to users of the Sites and any information you upload in connection with your use of our products, software or services made available via the Sites (collectively, 'User Content'). Your responsibilities with respect to any User Content include ensuring its legality (including compliance with all applicable data privacy and protection laws), reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright. For purposes of applicable privacy and data protection laws, you will be considered the data controller of all User Content and shall be solely liable in all respects for any infringement of the privacy and data protection rights of individuals whose data is included in your User Content. You may not upload to, distribute, grant access to or otherwise publish through the Communication Services any User Content that (i) is confidential, proprietary, false, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable; (ii) may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any third party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law or (iii) may contain software viruses, political campaigning, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of 'spam.' You may not use a false email address or other identifying information, impersonate any person or entity or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any User Content. You may not upload commercial or business related content onto the Sites.
By posting or uploading User Content you represent and warrant that you own or are authorized to exercise all of the rights to the User Content including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the User Content; that User Content is accurate and up to date; that posting, submitting or uploading to or through the Sites does not violate any provision herein and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify MicroStrategy and its affiliates for all third party claims resulting from User Content.
Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and MicroStrategy, you must adhere to MicroStrategy's linking policy as follows: (i) any link to the Sites must be a text only link clearly marked "https://www.microstrategy.com," (ii) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with MicroStrategy's names and trademarks, (iii) the link must "point" to the URL https://www.microstrategy.com and not to other pages within the Site, (iv) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with MicroStrategy, (v) when selected by a user, the link must display the Site on a full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking Web site, and (vi) MicroStrategy reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.
MicroStrategy and its affiliates respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), if you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on a MicroStrategy Web site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send a Notice to our Copyright Agent providing the following information:
The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity;
A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located, such as the URL where it is posted;
Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
MicroStrategy's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
1850 Towers Crescent Plaza
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
By telephone: 703-848-8600
By email: DMCA@microstrategy.com
Please note: This contact information is solely for reporting copyright infringement.
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UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY
MICROSTRATEGY OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES DO NOT ACCEPT OR CONSIDER UNSOLICITED IDEAS, INCLUDING IDEAS FOR NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS, NEW PROMOTIONS, NEW PRODUCTS OR TECHNOLOGIES, PROCESSES, MATERIALS, MARKETING PLANS OR NEW PRODUCT NAMES. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL CREATIVE ARTWORK, SAMPLES, DEMOS, OR OTHER WORKS. THE SOLE PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY IS TO AVOID POTENTIAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS OR DISPUTES WHEN MICROSTRATEGY'S PRODUCTS OR MARKETING STRATEGIES MIGHT SEEM SIMILAR TO IDEAS SUBMITTED TO MICROSTRATEGY. SO, PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR UNSOLICITED IDEAS TO MICROSTRATEGY OR ANYONE AT MICROSTRATEGY. IF, DESPITE OUR REQUEST THAT YOU NOT SEND US YOUR IDEAS AND MATERIALS, YOU STILL SEND THEM, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT MICROSTRATEGY MAKES NO ASSURANCES THAT YOUR IDEAS AND MATERIALS WILL BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY.