Terms and Conditions

This General Terms and Conditions apply to CASUM Community and to all CASUM web based Products, Services, Home pages, Forums, Blogs, Wikis, etc. (collectively also named Products and/or Services).

CASUM Ltd. and without limitations also its subsidiaries, parent and/or affiliated companies.

You can accept the Terms by:

  1. clicking to accept or agree to the Terms, where this option is made available to you by CASUM in the user interface for any Service; or
  2. by actually using the Services. In this case, you understand and agree that CASUM will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.

You must agree to all of the terms and conditions contained on this page to become a user of CASUM Community services, which in turn permits you to access certain of CASUM 'S products/services on CASUM 'S web site. By completing the enrollment process or actually using the Services, you agree to the terms of this agreement, just as if you had signed this agreement. If you do not wish to be bound by this agreement, please do not complete the enrollment process or do not use the CASUM site.

Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar technologies on our web sites to improve performance and make your experience better.

The data we collect using cookies helps us understand our customers better so that we can provide a more focused user experience. Using the knowledge of your previous visits to our website, CASUM can enhance subsequent visits by tailoring our content to match your requirements.

We use cookies principally because we want to make our websites user-friendly, and we are interested in anonymous user behaviour. Generally our cookies don't store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name and address or credit card details. In the unlikely event that our websites use cookies to store personal information about you, CASUM encrypts the personal data to prevent unauthorised use by anyone else.

Here's a list of the main types of cookies we use, and what we use them for.  We’ve described them using the categories recommended by the International Chamber of Commerce.

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. Because these cookies are strictly necessary we do not need to ask for your consent to use them.
  2. Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. Some of these are analytics cookies, set using third party web analytics software, which allow us to understand more about how our website is used. For example, like many companies we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and does not affect your privacy. It is only used to improve how a website works. We might also use these cookies to highlight Pearson products or services which we think will be of interest to you based on your use of our websites. 
    By using CASUM’s website you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.
  3. Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. 
    By using CASUM’s website you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.
  4. Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
    Most of our websites do not use targeting cookies.  We will ask for your consent before we use targeting cookies.

Limited Licence

Texts, graphs, illustrations and other presentations in any form whatsoever at the address
http://www.casum.net or any other web site owned by CASUM are property of CASUM . It is expressly forbidden to reproduce, distribute, sell, modify or re-design presentations at these addresses without written permission of CASUM .

This web site may contain links to third party sites. Access to any other internet site linked to this web site is at the user's own risk and CASUM is not responsible for the accuracy of any information, data, opinions, advice or statement on these sites.

CASUM makes no warranty. CASUM provides the CASUM web sites “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, the CASUM parties make no representation, warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including without limitation:



-Warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, accuracy, title, quiet enjoyment, no encumbrances, no liens and non-infringment.



-Warranties or conditions arising through course of dealing or usage of trade and



-Warranties or conditions that access to – or use of the CASUM web sites will be uninterrupted or error free. There are no warranties that extend beyond the face of this agreement.

Liability Limitation

In no event will CASUM be liable for any damages, including without limitation any indirect consequential, special incidental, or punitive damages arising out of, based on, or resulting from this agreement or your use of the CASUM web sites, event if such CASUM party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The exclusion of damages under this section 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 damage arises from:

  1. Breach of contract
  2. Breach of warranties
  3. Negligence
  4. Any other cause of action, to the extent such exclusions and limitations are not prohibited by applicable law.

If you are dissatisfied with CASUM web sites, you do not agree with any part of this agreement, or you have any other dispute or claim with or against CASUM with respect to this agreement or the CASUM web sites or on-line services, then your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the CASUM web sites. If not specifically stated CASUM does not guarantee in any time and manner the availability of its on-line services. If a service is requested where the period of its realization is not expressly specified and/or precisely scheduled then this request and/or services will be handled on a first come-first serve basis.

When using CASUM web sites you acknowledge and agree that the CASUM and its parties are not responsible or liable for:



-Any content, including without limitation, any infringing, inaccurate, obscene, indecent, threatening, offensive, defamatory, tortuous, or illegal content.



-Any third party conduct, transmission or data.



-Any viruses or other disabling features that affect your access to or use of the CASUM web sites.



-Any incompatibility between the CASUM web sites and other web sites, services, software and hardware.



-Any delays or failures you may experience in initiating, conducting or completing any transmissions or transactions in connection with the CASUM web sites in an accurate or timely manner.



-Any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any contested case with your use of any services available from third parties through links contained on the CASUM web site. All limitations, exclusions and disclaimers of this agreement apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, and are not intended to deprive you of any mandatory protections provided to you under applicable law.

Using and or contributing to CASUM Products or Services

  CASUM Community and or Products are/can be moderated by CASUM Community Administrators and its authorized persons who reserve the right to exercise full editorial control over posted content. By submitting a comment to the CASUM Community you understand and agree that we may post your comment in its entirety, in an edited version, or not at all. Any editing will be done primarily for purposes of clarity, length or deletion of offensive, inappropriate, or potentially defamatory material.

You represent that comments posted by you on the CASUM Community will not defame, compromise the trade secrets or confidential information of, or violate the copyright or other intellectual property rights of, any third party. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold CASUM harmless from and against any claims, losses or liabilities based on a violation of the foregoing representation.

You agree not to post any information that may infringe upon or violate any third party's intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, moral rights, proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy, or contain obscenity, pornography or be otherwise inflammatory, or which contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information, or which is materially false, misleading or inaccurate. These Services are not to be used as a solicitation for business.

Messages, comments or revisions posted to CASUM Community, Forums, Wikis and/or Blogs are not/may not be pre-screened. CASUM , or a third party organization whom CASUM may appoint to moderate a particular Service, each reserves the right, although it does not have the obligation, to monitor content throughout the Website (or a specific forum, as applicable) and to remove any content which CASUM or such third party organization, in its sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, defamatory, libelous, illegally threatening or harassing or which contains obscenity, pornography or is otherwise inflammatory; which may create liability for CASUM; or is unrelated to the intention of the community or otherwise in violation of CASUM's policies of acceptable use.

You acknowledge and agree that everything hosted/posted/uploaded on CASUM Website is by the moment of its posting on CASUM 's site the intellectual property of CASUM. You hereby grant to CASUM a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) license to implement, distribute, reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and use such information in any manner it sees fit. You agree that this license includes a right for CASUM to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom CASUM has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services. You confirm and warrant to CASUM that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.

Comments or opinions expressed on the CASUM Community, including CASUM Products and/or services are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed by outside contributors do not represent the views of CASUM, its management, employees or any with CASUM associated subjects. CASUM is not responsible and disclaims any and all liability for the content of comments written by outside contributors to the CASUM Community.

CASUM's Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) sets forth the principles that govern the use by customers of the Web-based products and services provided by CASUM.

General Violations

This AUP identifies the actions that CASUM considers to be Prohibited Actions (meaning those actions which create denial of access or impediment of service).

Prohibited Actions: General Terms and Conditions of Use



-Copying/duplicating the Licensed Product or creating subsets or derivative databases from the licensed products.



-Assigning, selling or passing along the Licensed Product.



-Publishing or otherwise disseminating the Licensed Product or creating subsets or derivatives of the Licensed Products.



-Providing services for a fee using the Licensed Product or any subsets or derivatives thereof.



-Allowing data from the Licensed Product to be made available to others or downloading the Licensed Product onto any electronic storage media or distributing or transferring the Licensed Product or its derivatives in any form (printed, electronically relayed, posted to public list services or bulletin boards, or magnetically stored) to, or for the benefit, of others.



-Unauthorized distribution of passwords and/or access codes.

Prohibited Actions: Impersonation/Forgery



-Adding, removing, or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead.



-Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information.

Prohibited Actions: Network unfriendly activity



-Any activities which adversely affect the ability of other people or systems to use CASUM services or the Internet are prohibited. This includes "denial of service" attacks against the CASUM servers, network hosts or any individual user.



-Using any program/script/command, or sending messages of any kind, designed to interfere with a User’s session, by any means, locally or by the Internet.

Prohibited Actions: Access control and Authentication



-Attempting to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network, or account is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for the customer, logging into a server or account the customer is not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of CASUM servers and networks.

Enforcement

CASUM reserves the right to monitor Internet access to the CASUM services by authorized User(s)/Licensee(s), as part of the normal course of its business practice. Should CASUM discover User(s) engaged in Prohibited Actions as outlined above, which create denial of access or impediment of service, and which adversely affect CASUM ’s ability to provide services, CASUM reserves the right to temporarily suspend User/Licensee access to the CASUM Servers and/or services or Licensed Products. CASUM shall make written/electronic notification to User or Licensee point of contact of any temporary suspension, and the cause thereof, as soon as reasonably possible. This temporary suspension will remain in effect until the Prohibited Actions have ceased.

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