STMicroelectronics Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this site. By accessing this web site and/or using this web site and/or downloading of materials from this site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, the documents referred to on it and/or the laws and regulations and your use constitutes agreement to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and/or the laws and regulations, you are not authorized to access the site and/or use the site or materials or services, and you are required to exit this site.

Who we are

References to “we”, “our” or “us” in these Terms of Use mean STMicroelectronics International N.V., a company incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands, having its registered offices at WTC Schiphol Airport, Schiphol boulevard 265, 1118 BH Luchthaven Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, acting through its Swiss branch at 39, Chemin du Champ-des-Filles, CH-1228 Geneva – Plan-Les-Ouates, Switzerland

General

ST provides this website to you, subject to these Terms of Use for the website and other websites that are operated and/or controlled by ST or that are affiliated or linked with this site (collectively “the ST Sites”) and all the information, communications, drawings, photos, text, and other materials and services found on the ST Sites (collectively “Materials”), is intended for the lawful use of ST’s customers, and those authorized employees of ST’s customers. All rights and licenses granted to you hereunder are personal to you and shall not include any right to grant sublicenses to any third party except as maybe expressly set forth herein.

ST reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse or terminate access to the ST Sites at any time. Permission to use the ST Sites terminates automatically if you breach any of these Terms of Use.

Accessing the ST Sites as a guest

Access to the ST Sites is permitted on a discretionary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the functionalities we provide on our site without notice. We may also restrict access to some parts of the ST Sites, or the entire ST Sites from time to time.  We will not be liable if, for any reason, an ST Site or any of its functionality is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Accessing the ST Sites as a registered user

The access to certain products and services offered through the ST Sites requires that you register and create an account.

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the functionalities we provide to registered users on the ST Sites without notice. To the extent practicable and appropriate, we will, however, inform registered users of these changes. We will not be liable if, for any reason, the ST Sites or any of their functionalities is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to any of the ST Sites (in whole or part) to users who have registered with us.

When creating an account you will choose a user name and password and provide such additional pieces of information as may be required.  All such information must be treated as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user name or password, at any time, if you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

Your account is personal to you. On creating the account, you represent that all the information you have provided is true and accurate. If any information that you have provided to us is inaccurate, it is your responsibility to amend such information as soon as possible, using the related preference page. You agree not to sell or transfer your account or any part of it to any third party. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the ST Sites.

You must not create an account or access our site through automated means, including but not limited to using an automated device, spider, cache, crawler or scraper.

You can terminate and delete your account at any time by submitting a request to support.policies@st.com

Acceptable use of the ST Sites

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the ST Sites:

  • to set up a user profile if you are under 18 years old;
  • in any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation, is unlawful or fraudulent;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm others in any way;
  • to send, knowingly receive, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these Terms of Use, our Website Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy;
  • to post any content which:
    • is defamatory of any person;
    • is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
    • contains sexually explicit material;
    • promotes violence;
    • promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
    • infringes any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
    • is likely to deceive any person;
    • is would breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
    • promotes any illegal activity;
    • is threatening or abusive, or invades another’s privacy, or causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
    • is likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
    • is used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
    • gives the impression that it emanates from ST, if this is not the case; or
    • advocates, promotes or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware;
  • to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the ST Sites in contravention of the provisions of these Terms of Use, our Website Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy;
  • to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the ST Sites, equipment or network on which the ST Sites are stored, any software used in the provision of the ST Sites; or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Restrictions on use of content

The Materials contained in the ST Sites are protected by copyright laws, international copyright law treaties, and other intellectual property laws and treaties (“IP Rights”). Except as stated herein, the Materials may not be reproduced, uploaded, linked to another URL, copied, transmitted, modified, displayed or distributed in any form without ST’s prior written permission and the unauthorized copying, displaying or other use of any content (by linking, framing, or any other method) from the ST Sites is a violation of the law. You acknowledge having been advised by ST that the Materials are protected by a variety of laws.

You are hereby granted permission to access the Materials from the ST Sites in whole or in part, solely for your personal  use, to view and browse through the ST Sites or order products from the ST Sites. If pursuant to an authorisation from ST, you download software from the ST Sites, the software, including all code, files, images, contained in or generated by the software, and accompanying data, are deemed to be licensed to you by ST. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you, but remain with ST, who owns full and complete title to the IP Rights. ST does not grant you any permission to use the Materials other than the permission expressly stated in these Terms of Use and in the applicable licensing terms.

Trademarks

The following trademarks are the property of ST (unless otherwise stated). This list is not exhaustive. The absence of a mark from this list does not constitute a waiver of any intellectual property rights of ST or any third party in that mark.

ST, BRAM, ZEROPOWER, SNAPHAT, TAGRAM, TIMEKEEPER, W.A.R.P, NOMADIK, Krypto, SmartJ, SmoothDrive, Mozart, PowerMESH, Max247 BiPORT, TIMEKEEPER, TAGRAM, ISOWATT218, ISOWATT220, LightFlash, TO-220FP, ISOTOP, VIPower, OPTIMWATT, Occam, PowerSO-10, PowerSO-20, HEPTAWATT, MULTIWATT, PENTAWATT, Max220, I-Max220, Max247, Tone Pulse, SNUBBERLESS, SnoopTAG, WORD DIALER, CONTINUOUS ARRAY, BCD,CAPHAT, POLYUSE, ST6, ST9 and ST18 are registered trademarks of companies belonging to the STMicroelectronics Group.

Z8 and Z80 are registered trademarks of Zilog Inc.

COMBO is a registered trademark of National Semiconductor.

IBM PC is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

NEC is a registered trademark of Nippon Electric Company.

SUN is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems Corporation.

DEC is a registered trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.

Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Z8000 is a trademark of Zilog Inc.

E2CMOS is a trademark of Lattice Semiconductor Corp.

VAX and VMS are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corp.

MENTOR is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Inc.

System Hilo is a trademark of GenRad Inc.

Racal Redac is a trademark of Racal Redac Inc.

APOLLO, HP9000 are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Corp.

CADENCE, VERILOG are trademarks of Cadence Design System Inc.

Synopsys is a trademark of Synopsys Inc.

Unix is a trademark of ATT/BELL Laboratories.

Purchase of I2C Components by ST, conveys a license under the Philips I2C Patent. Rights to use these components in an I2C system, is granted provided that the system conforms to theI2C Standard Specifications as defined by Philips.

* All other brands and names used in the ST Sites are property of their respective owners.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold ST, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or related to any content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the ST Sites, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another.

Links to third-party web sites

The ST Sites may provide links to other third-party web sites or resources. These links are provided for your information only. ST makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through the ST Site. ST has no control over such sites and resources, and ST is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such external sites or resources. As a user, you are required to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of viruses and other items of a destructive nature. References on the ST Sites to any third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of, or affiliation with the third party or its products and services. ST makes no representation or warranty as to any third party content, products or services and will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third-party content, products or services available on or through any such site or resource. Your use of those sites will be subject to the Terms of Use contained in the relevant site.  We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

Disclaimer of warranties

ST intends for the ST Sites and the Materials contained on the ST Sites to be accurate. The ST Sites and the Materials could, however, contain technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, or other errors. ST may make corrections to the Materials at any time.

Information, commentary and other materials posted on the ST Sites are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. 

Our site changes regularly. We aim to update the ST Sites and the Materials regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the ST Sites, or close it indefinitely. Any of the Materials on the ST Sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Finally, we may update the content of the ST Sites, including the Materials, at our sole discretion, at any time. To the extent practicable and appropriate, we will however inform registered users of these changes.  

ST does not warrant or make any representations regarding the availability, use, timeliness, security, validity, accuracy, or reliability of, or the results of the use of, or otherwise respecting, the content of the ST Sites or any other websites linked to or from the ST Sites. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the ST Sites is done at your own discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material, or use of the ST Sites. The content of the site is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis, without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent possible pursuant to applicable law, ST disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or other violation of rights. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusions or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from ST will be deemed to alter this disclaimer of warranty, or to create any warranty.

Limitation of liability

ST will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising out of or relating to the use or the inability to use the ST Sites, its content or links, including but not limited to damages caused by or related to errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, line failure, and all other direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages even if ST has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our Website Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the ST Sites, the server on which the ST Sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to the ST Sites. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence. We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the ST Sites will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the ST Sites or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our site

You may link to the ST Sites, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

The ST Sites must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the ST Sites other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice in case you breach these Terms of Use. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these Terms of Use.

If you wish to make any use of Material on the ST Sites other than as set out above, please address your request to us at: support.policies@st.com.

Third Party Rights

No other person or entity shall – without our permission - have any rights to enforce any of these Terms of Use.

Survivorship

Termination of your registered account or these Terms of Use, however arising, shall not affect our rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination. Clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination shall continue in full force and effect.

Variation and Assignment

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms of Use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the ST Sites if they are referenced in this page.  To the extent practicable and appropriate, registered users will be informed in advance about any revisions to these Terms of Use. We may assign or otherwise transfer our rights and/or obligations (or any part of them) under these Terms to any third party from time to time.

Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and ST and govern your use of the ST Sites, superseding any prior agreements between you and ST relating to your use of the ST Sites. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government or by the final determination of any state or federal court, such invalidity will not affect the enforceability of any other provision of the Terms of Use. The failure of ST to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, without regard to the conflict of law provisions therein.

The courts of Geneva Switzerland will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

Your questions and concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the ST Sites or the accessibility of our site please inform us at:  support.policies@st.com.   

 

Terms of Use Changes
This policy was updated on October 3rd 2017

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