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Welcome to the web site for F5 Networks, Inc. (“F5”). F5’s web site is comprised of various web pages, collectively the “web site”. You may use the F5 web site subject to the following notices, terms, and conditions, as well as F5’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference. As these terms and conditions affect your legal rights, please read them carefully. Your use of the web site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the web site.

In addition, when you purchase any F5 product or F5 service, you will be subject to the rules, guidelines, policies, terms, and conditions applicable to such purchase.

Use Of the Site

You are granted a limited license to use the content and software on this site for information about F5, its products and services. You may also use this site to purchase F5 products and services. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, or republication of the content on this site is strictly prohibited except as expressly permitted in writing by F5.

Copyright Notice

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, and software, including the compilation thereof (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly), is the property of F5 Networks, Inc., or its content and software suppliers, except as may be stated otherwise, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Copyright and Trademarks

All contents of the web site are Copyright 2014 by F5 and/or its suppliers. The trademarks listed on the F5 Trademarks Webpage are registered trademarks or trademarks of F5 Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. F5 Networks’ trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service except as permitted in writing by F5. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Notices and Procedures for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Disclaimer

THE MATERIALS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE AT AND THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED BY F5 ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. F5 MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DESCRIBED OR OFFERED BY THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, F5 DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, OR THAT THE SITE CONTENT IS RELIABLE, ACCURATE, OR TIMELY. F5 WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF F5 OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WHILE THIS SITE MAY PROVIDE LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES, F5 DOES NOT CONTROL OR ENDORSE ANY THIRD PARTY SITE AND DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS FUNCTIONALITY OR CONTENT. THESE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS ARE MADE IN ADDITION TO THOSE MADE IN AND APPLICABLE TO VARIOUS PAGES OR SECTIONS OF THIS SITE.

Links to Third Party Sites

The web site may contain links to other web sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of F5 and F5 is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. F5 is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. F5 is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by F5 of the site or any association with its operators.

Risk of Loss

All purchases of F5 products or services using this site are made pursuant to F5’s Terms and Conditions of Sale. All software purchased is, whether as part of a hardware device or as an independent product, sold pursuant to F5’s End User License Agreement. The risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.

Applicable Law

This site is created and controlled by F5 in the State of Washington, United States. You consent to accept these terms under the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Modifications of These Terms of Use

F5 reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the web site is offered at any time, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the web site. Your continued use of the web site indicates your agreement to the modified terms, conditions, and notices.

No Unlawful or Prohibited use

As a condition of your use of the web site, you warrant to F5 that you will not use the web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the web site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the web site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the web site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the web site.

DevCentral Specific Terms

Use of Communication Services

The DevCentral Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any 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.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

DevCentral has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, DevCentral reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. DevCentral reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

DevCentral reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as 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 DevCentral’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. DevCentral does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, DevCentral specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized DevCentral spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of DevCentral.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials Provided to DevCentral or Posted to the DevCentral Website

DevCentral does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to DevCentral (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any DevCentral Web Site or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting DevCentral, F5, its affiliated companies, agents and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with its businesses, including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, create derivative works, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. DevCentral is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in DevCentral’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DevCentral WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. DevCentral AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE DevCentral WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE DevCentral WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE DevCentral WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE DevCentral WEB SITE.

Service Contact: devcentral@f5.com

Termination/Access Restriction

DevCentral reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the DevCentral Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

General

Use of the web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and F5 as a result of these terms or use of the F5 web site. F5’s performance under these terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these terms is in derogation of F5’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the web site or information provided to or gathered by F5 with respect to such use. If any part of these terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the terms shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, these terms constitutes the entire agreement between the user and F5 with respect to the web site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and F5 with respect to the web site. A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these terms to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that these terms and all related documents be drawn up in English.

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