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Website Terms and Conditions

Agreement between user and http://www.ntopic.org
Welcome to http://www.ntopic.org. The http://www.ntopic.org website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by Virante, Inc. ("Virante"). http://www.ntopic.org is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of http://www.ntopic.org constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference:

http://www.ntopic.org is a E-commerce Site
nTopic measures the relevancy of content to a particular keyword and makes recommendations on how to improve upon that relevancy.

Privacy
Your use of http://www.ntopic.org is subject to Virante's Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Electronic Communications
Visiting http://www.ntopic.org or sending emails to Virante constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Your account
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Virante is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Virante and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

Virante does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use http://www.ntopic.org only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
You may cancel your subscription within 48 hours of purchasing. Please contact us via support with any questions.

Links to third party sites/Third party services
http://www.ntopic.org may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Virante and Virante 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. Virante is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Virante of the site or any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via http://www.ntopic.org are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the http://www.ntopic.org domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Virante may share such information and data with any third party with whom Virante has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of http://www.ntopic.org users and customers.

No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property
You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use http://www.ntopic.org strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Virante that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the 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 Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Virante or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Virante content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Virante and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Virante or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

International Users
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Virante from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Virante Content accessed through http://www.ntopic.org in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Virante, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Virante reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Virante in asserting any available defenses.

Liability disclaimer
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. VIRANTE, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

VIRANTE, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. VIRANTE, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL VIRANTE, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, 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 SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE 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 SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF VIRANTE, INC. 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. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/access restriction
Virante reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in North Carolina in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Virante as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Virante's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Virante's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Virante with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement 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 agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Virante with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Virante with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement 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 this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms
Virante reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which http://www.ntopic.org is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Virante encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us
Virante welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

Virante, Inc.
101 J Morris Commons Lane, Suite 105
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560


Email Address:
info@virante.com

Telephone number:
888-906-2058

Effective as of June 05, 2012



API Terms of Use

This document sets forth the terms on which Virante, Inc. ("Virante") makes the nTopic API (as defined below) available for use by approved licensees on other approved Web sites and applications. By using the nTopic API, you and the organization identified in your registration for the nTopic API ("you") agree to be bound by the following terms of use ("API Terms of Use"). If a person or entity is accessing the nTopic API on your behalf or otherwise through your account, "you" or "your" will include any such person or entity. You further agree to ensure that any agent, representative, employee or other person or entity acting on your behalf in connection with accessing the nTopic API complies with these API Terms of Use. You agree that you are responsible and liable for the acts and omissions of anyone accessing the nTopic API through your account, including such person's or entity's failure to comply with these API Terms of Use.

1. nTopic API
The nTopic API is Virante's service that allows approved licensees to retrieve certain data ("Virante Data"). The nTopic API consists of an application programming interface (API) for retrieving various Virante Data, grouped generally into calls to retrieve data found on Virante's proprietary service (http://www.ntopic.org). Virante may release subsequent versions of the nTopic API and require you to obtain and use the most recent version. New versions may not be compatible with previous implementations. The nTopic API offers two services with differing terms of use. The "nTopic Free API" consists of a small number of metrics that can be redistributed publicly and have a default usage limit. The "Paid nTopic API" consists of a larger set of metrics that cannot be redistributed publicly without written permission and for which the user must pay a fee per access.

2. License to nTopic API & Data
If you are approved by Virante for use of the nTopic Free API, and subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, you may access the nTopic Free API, implement the nTopic Free API on your Web site(s) and application(s) and distribute Virante Data only to consumers for their personal use without charge on your Web site(s), all in accordance with the nTopic API Branding Requirements. If you are approved by Virante for use of the Paid nTopic API, and subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, you may access the Paid nTopic API, implement the Paid nTopic API on your Web site(s) and Application(s) and distribute Virante Data only to your own employees or customers and not to the general public, all in accordance with the nTopic API Branding Requirements . This license is subject to the following restrictions:

  • All calls to the nTopic API must reference the nTopic API key (the "APIKEY") issued to you as an approved licensee.
  • You agree that you will provide the Virante Data to users on "as is" terms, with disclaimers substantially equivalent to those set forth in Sections 7 and 8.
  • You agree to keep the APIKEY confidential, and not to share it with any third party. This license is personal to you, and any of your affiliates must seek and obtain their own license and APIKEY.
  • You may present Virante Data only on a transactional basis. You will not permit your users to access Virante Data in bulk.
  • You may not retain any copies of Virante Data. Your license to Virante Data is limited to making direct server calls to nTopic.org for Virante Data and to distributing Virante Data to your end users on your Web site(s) and/or application(s) immediately upon receipt by your servers.
  • You may not collect personally identifiable information using the nTopic APIs from any person without obtaining such person's express, affirmative and informed consent to do so.
  • You may not present the Virante Data (or permit Virante Data to be presented) so that it appears to be available from a third party Web site unless written approval is provided.
  • You further agree not to otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, decompile, disassemble, copy, create derivative works of or reverse engineer any aspect portion of the nTopic API or of any Virante Data, including source code or algorithms.
  • You may not use the nTopic APIs in a manner that exceeds reasonable request volume, constitutes excessive or abusive usage, or otherwise fails to comply or is inconsistent with any part of the nTopic API documentation located within http://ntopic.org/api.php, as determined by Virante in its sole discretion.
  • Users of the nTopic Free API are provided limited access from the nTopic API per day. Virante may approve higher daily limits if you adhere to these API Terms of Use and agree to pay a usage fee. Please contact Virante at support@nTopic.org for more details. Users of the Paid nTopic API do not have a daily limit but must pay usage fees for the data they access as specified in their individual contract.
  • You may not use the nTopic APIs in connection with or to promote any products, services, or materials that constitute, promote or are used primarily for the purpose of dealing in: spyware, adware, or other malicious programs or code, counterfeit goods, items subject to US embargo, hate materials (e.g. Nazi memorabilia) or materials urging acts of terrorism or violence, goods made from protected animal/plant species, recalled goods, hacking/surveillance/interception/descrambling equipment, cigarettes, illegal drugs and paraphernalia, unlicensed sale of prescription drugs and medical devices, pornography, prostitution, body parts and bodily fluids, stolen products and items used for theft, fireworks, explosives, and hazardous materials, government IDs, police items, unlicensed trade or dealing in stocks and securities, gambling items, professional services regulated by state licensing regimes, non-transferable items such as airline tickets or event tickets, non-packaged food items, weapons and accessories.
  • You may not use the nTopic APIs in any manner or for any purpose that violates any law or regulation or any right of any person, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or rights of personality, that might be reasonably considered to be unlawful, fraudulent, deceptive, unethical, misleading or harmful to the nTopic APIs or Virante, Inc. or that is in any manner inconsistent with nTopic.org's Privacy Policy or these API Terms of Use.
  • If you become aware that any user of your implementation is in material breach of these API Terms of Use, any provisions you are required to offer or comply with under these API Terms of Use, or the Terms of Use linked pursuant to Section 3 and the nTopic API Branding Requirements (the "Applicable Terms"), then you agree to notify Virante promptly of such breach by e-mail to support@nTopic.org , and to take commercially reasonable corrective action at your expense to remedy such breach. In addition, upon request of Virante, you will either (a) use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain such equitable relief to prevent harm to Virante or its licensors, or (b) assign any of your applicable rights to permit Virante or the applicable licensor to seek such equitable relief. Your obligations to report and enforce the Applicable Terms will survive termination of these API Terms of Use and your use of the nTopic API.

3. License to Virante Brand & Links
You agree, and Virante grants you a license, to implement the Virante or nTopic name, logo(s), trademark, and links to nTopic.org (the "Virante Brand & Links") on any Web page incorporating the nTopic API and/or Virante Data, in accordance with the Virante Branding Requirements.

4. Acceptable Use
You agree not to use the nTopic API, Virante Data, or Virante Brand & Links in any way that is unlawful, or harms Virante, its service providers, its suppliers, your end users, or any other person, or in violation of Section 2. Further, pursuant to Section 12 below, Virante may terminate your use of the nTopic API, Virante Data and Virante Brand & Links if and when Virante determines that your use is inappropriate.

5. Limited Relationship
You and Virante are independent contractors, and nothing in these API Terms of Use shall be construed as creating an employer-employee relationship, a partnership, or a joint venture. While you may publicly refer to the fact that you have implemented the nTopic API, you agree not make any other public statements that assert or imply any other relationship with Virante, unless you have Virante's prior written approval. Neither the name of Virante nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission of Virante.

6. Indemnity
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Virante, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and suppliers, from and against any claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) of every kind and nature arising from or in any way related to your or your users' use of the nTopic API or Virante Data, use of Virante Brand & Links other than as set forth in the nTopic API Branding Requirements, violation of these API Terms of Use or other actions connected with your or your users' use, development or distribution of Virante services, including any infringement of any third party proprietary rights.

7. NO WARRANTY
VIRANTE PROVIDES THE NTOPIC API, VIRANTE DATA, AND VIRANTE BRAND & LINKS "AS IS," "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, VIRANTE AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. VIRANTE AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, STATUTORY AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (A) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ACCURACY, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NO ENCUMBRANCES, NO LIENS AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, (B) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING THROUGH COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND (C) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE ACCESS OR USE.

8. LIABILITY LIMITATION; EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
IN NO EVENT WILL VIRANTE OR ANY SUPPLIER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM THESE API TERMS OF USE OR YOUR USE OF NTOPIC API, VIRANTE DATA, OR VIRANTE BRAND & LINKS, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH IS INDEPENDENT OF YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SURVIVES IN THE EVENT SUCH REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR IS OTHERWISE DEEMED UNENFORCEABLE. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM (A) BREACH OF CONTRACT, (B) BREACH OF WARRANTY, (C) NEGLIGENCE, OR (D) ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THESE API TERMS OF USE, OR YOU HAVE ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM AGAINST VIRANTE OR ITS SUPPLIERS WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SERVICES, THEN YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE NTOPIC API, VIRANTE DATA, AND VIRANTE BRAND & LINKS.

9. Intellectual Property
The nTopic API, Virante Data, and Virante Brand & Links are the property of Virante, Inc., and Virante and its applicable licensors retain all rights, title and interest (including all patent, trademark, copyright and other proprietary rights) in and to the nTopic APIs, Virante Data, and Virante Brand & Links, as well as any derivative works in connection therewith.

10. Changes
Virante reserves the right to change the API Terms of Use at any time, and you are responsible for regularly reviewing these API Terms of Use. Virante may also modify any of the nTopic APIs or methods of accessing the nTopic APIs for any or no reason at any time. Your continued use of the nTopic API and/or Virante Data after the effective date of such changes will constitute acceptance of and agreement to any such changes. Virante may suspend or discontinue the Services at any time to you and/or to others, without notice. These API Terms of Use do not create any right to rely upon the continued availability of and/or access to the nTopic APIs.

11. Fees and Payments
Virante reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the Virante Free API or the Virante services and Web sites (collectively, "nTopic APIs Services") in Virante's sole discretion. If Virante decides to charge for the nTopic APIs Services, such charges will be disclosed to you prior to their effect, and your refusal to accept and pay such fees after receiving such notice will result in termination of your use of the nTopic API, Virante Data, and/or Virante Brand & Links. Virante will charge fees for the use of the Paid nTopic API in accordance with the individual contracts that grant access to that system to customers.

12. Termination
Virante may change, suspend or discontinue the nTopic API and suspend or terminate your use of the nTopic API, Virante Data, and/or Virante Brand & Links at any time for any reason, with or without cause, and without notice, and such use by you will automatically terminate in the event of your failure to comply with any provision of these API Terms of Use, nTopic API Branding Requirements, Privacy Policy or Virante.com's Terms of Use. You may also terminate by ceasing to use the nTopic API, Virante Data, and Virante Brand & Links, removing implementation of the nTopic API from your Web site(s) and application(s) and deleting all copies of the Virante Data and Virante Brand & Links.

13. Choice of Law; Disputes
These API Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts sitting in Wake County, North Carolina, for any and all disputes, claims and actions arising from or in connection with the Services and/or these API Terms of Use. In any dispute arising under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to attorneys' fees and expenses.

14. General
You represent that you have the authority to bind the organization (if any) identified in your registration for the nTopic API . You agree not to export from anywhere any part of the nTopic API, Virante Data, or Virante Brand & Links provided to you or any direct product thereof except in compliance with, and having obtained all licenses and approvals required under, applicable export laws, rules and regulations. If provided to the U.S. government, the nTopic API, Virante Data, or Virante Brand & Links are provided with the commercial license rights described herein. If any part of these API Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be replaced with a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these API Terms of Use will continue in effect. The section titles in these API Terms of Use are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. Virante may assign these API Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not transfer, assign, sublicense, or delegate the API Terms of Use or your APIKEY to any third party. Virante's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Except as expressly stated herein, these API Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Virante with respect to the Services and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications of any kind between you and Virante with respect to the nTopic API, Virante Data, or Virante Brand & Links.