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Website Terms of Use - Version 1.0

The  websites (the "Sites") located at www.artisansoftwareconsulting.com and www.artisansoftwareconsulting.net are copyrighted works belonging to Artisan Software Consulting.  Certain features of the Sites may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Sites in connection with such features.  All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms.


Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website we use ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store  information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the  website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to  optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content  based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.


These Terms of Use described the legally binding terms and conditions that  oversee your use of the Site.  BY LOGGING INTO THE SITES, YOU ARE BEING  COMPLIANT THAT THESE TERMS and you represent that you have the authority and capacity to enter into these Terms.  YOU SHOULD BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO ACCESS THE SITES. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ALL OF THE  PROVISION OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT LOG INTO AND/OR USE THE SITES.


These terms require the use of arbitration Section 10.2 on an individual  basis to resolve disputes and also limit the remedies available to you  in the event of a dispute.

  1. Accounts
    • Account Creation. For you to use the Sites, you have to start an account and provide  information about yourself. You warrant that: (a) all required  registration information you submit is truthful, up-to-date and  accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You  may delete your Account at any time by following the instructions on the  Site. Company may suspend or terminate your Account in accordance with  Section
    • Account Responsibilities. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You approve to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account. Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.

  1. Access to the Site 
    • Subject to these Terms, Company grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to access the Sites solely for your own personal, noncommercial use.
    • Certain Restrictions. The rights approved to you in these Terms are subject to the following  restrictions: (a) you shall not sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign,  distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Sites; (b) you shall not change, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Sites; (c) you shall not access the Sites in order to build a similar or competitive website; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Site may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means unless otherwise indicated, any  future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Sites shall be subject to these Terms. All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Sites must be retained on all copies thereof.
    • Company reserves the right to change, suspend, or cease the Site with or without notice to you.  You approved that Company will not be held liable to you or any third-party for any change, interruption, or termination of the Sites or any part.
    • No Support or Maintenance. You agree that Company will have no obligation to provide you with any support in connection with the Site.
    • Excluding any User Content that you may provide, you are aware that all the  intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Sites and its content are owned by Company or Company’s suppliers. Note that these Terms and access to the Sites do not give you any rights, title or interest in or to any intellectual  property rights, except for the limited access rights expressed in Section 2.1. Company and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in  these Terms.

  1. User Content
    • Acceptable Use Policy. The following terms constitute our “Acceptable Use Policy”:
      • You agree not to use the Site to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content (i) that violates any third-party right or  any intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (iii) that is harmful to minors in any way; or (iv) that is in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party.
      • In addition, you agree not to: (i)  upload, transmit, or distribute to or through the Site any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (ii) send through the Sites unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages; (iii) use the Sites to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users without their consent; (iv) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Sites, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (v) attempt to  gain unauthorized access to the Site, whether through password mining or any other means; (vi) harass or interfere with any other user’s use  and enjoyment of the Sites; or (vi) use software or automated agents or scripts to produce multiple accounts on the Site, or to generate automated searches, requests, or queries to the Sites.
    • We reserve the right to review any User Content, and to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of these Terms or otherwise create liability for us or any other person. Such action  may include removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your Account in accordance with Section 8, and/or reporting you to law  enforcement authorities.
    • If you provide Company with any  feedback or suggestions regarding the Sites, you hereby assign to Company all rights in such Feedback and agree that Company shall have the right  to use and fully exploit such Feedback and related information in any manner it believes appropriate. Company will treat any Feedback you provide to Company as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

You agree to indemnify and hold Company and its officers, employees, and agents harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or  demand made by any third-party.