Hewlett-Packard Company Website - Terms of use and legal restrictions


ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE ("TERMS") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE ("SITE") . USING THIS SITE INDICATES THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS, YOU NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THIS SITE. THESE TERMS GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ANY CONTENT (SUCH AS TEXT, DATA, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, GRAPHICS OR PHOTOGRAPHS) THAT HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES (COLLECTIVELY "HP") MAY MAKE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE (COLLECTIVELY, "MATERIALS") AND ANY SERVICES THAT HP MAY PROVIDE THROUGH THE SITE (COLLECTIVELY, "SERVICES"). THE SITE, MATERIALS AND SERVICES ARE REFERRED TO IN THESE TERMS COLLECTIVELY AS THE "HP WEBSITES."


Use of HP Websites

Except as set forth in "Other agreements; software, services or access", below, HP authorizes you to use the HP Websites only for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. Use of the HP Websites for any public or commercial purpose (including, without limitation, on another site or through a networked computer environment) is strictly prohibited. If you make copies of any of the Materials, you must retain on any such copies all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials. You may not modify, publicly display, publicly perform or distribute the Materials. As between you and HP, HP owns the HP Websites. The HP Websites are protected under United States and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized use of the HP Websites may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorisation to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.


Access

You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all equipment and services needed for access to and use of the HP Websites and for paying all charges related thereto. When you register to open an account anywhere on the HP Websites or when you contact HP through the HP Websites for the purpose of receiving products or services, HP may collect certain personal information about you. HP's use of such information is governed by the provisions of the HP Online Privacy Statement for the Site. By using our Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is true, accurate, current and complete information (and, for as long as you continue to use your HP Websites account, you agree to update such information and to keep it true, accurate, current and complete). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your HP Websites password and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your password. You agree to notify HP immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security related to the HP Websites. HP reserves the right to require you to change your password if HP believes that your password no longer is secure. Access to HP Websites granted under other separately executed agreements by HP and You shall supersede the terms contained in this Section.


Prohibited uses

You agree not to use the HP Websites (including, without limitation, any Materials or Services you may obtain through your use of the HP Websites): (a) in a manner that violates any local, state, national, foreign, or international statute, regulation, rule, order, treaty, or other law (each a "Law"); (b) to stalk, harass, or harm another individual; (c) to impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; or (d) to interfere with or disrupt the HP Websites or servers or networks connected to the HP Websites. You further agree not to (x) use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods in connection with the HP Websites; or (y) attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the HP Websites or any other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the HP Websites, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means and as further detailed below.


Viruses, Hacking and other offences: You must not misuse the HP Websites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the HP Websites, the server on which the HP Websites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to the HP Websites. You must not attack the HP Websites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the HP Websites 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 HP Websites or to your downloading of any Materials posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


Termination

Except as set forth in "Other agreements; software, services or access", below, HP may terminate, suspend or modify your registration with, or access to, all or part of the HP Websites, without notice, at any time and for any reason. You may discontinue your participation in and access to the HP Websites at any time. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use the HP Websites automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials (and any copies thereof).


Disclaimers

THE HP WEBSITES IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE HP WEBSITES IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU, AND NOT HP, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING AND REPAIR. HP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO THE HP WEBSITES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS). WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, HP MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE HP WEBSITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE HP WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE HP WEBSITES WILL BE CORRECTED. HP MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE HP WEBSITES OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE HP WEBSITES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE HP WEBSITES OR FROM HP, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR OTHER AFFILIATED COMPANIES, OR ITS OR THEIR SUPPLIERS (OR THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS OF ANY SUCH ENTITIES) (COLLECTIVELY, "THE HP PARTIES") SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. HP DISCLAIMS ALL EQUITABLE INDEMNITIES.


Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL ANY OF THE HP PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR (A) INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER OR HOWSOEVER CAUSED OR (B) ANY DIRECT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES (US$100.00) DOLLARS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), DIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE HP WEBSITES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE HP WEBSITES), WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND EVEN IF ANY HP PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED (OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN) OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


Exclusions and limitations

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain damages. Accordingly, some of the above disclaimers and limitations of liability may not apply to you. To the extent that any HP Party may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of the HP Party's liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.


Other agreements: software, services or access

HP may provide products (such as hardware or software) services (such as hardware maintenance or repair or software maintenance, installation or training) or access to HP Websites under the terms of a separate agreement between you and HP (each, an "Other Agreement"). HP's obligations with respect to any product, service or access that it makes available to you under any Other Agreement shall be governed solely by the Other Agreement under which such product or service is provided and these Terms shall not be deemed or construed to alter the terms of such Other Agreements.


For example, the use of any software that is made available to download from the HP Websites ("Software") is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). You may not install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first have agreed to the License Agreement terms. If no end user license agreement accompanies or is included with the Software, then such Software shall be deemed to be Materials hereunder and these Terms shall govern your use of such Software. FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION OF ANY SOFTWARE IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, UNLESS SUCH REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THE LICENSE AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING OR INCLUDED WITH SUCH SOFTWARE.


Modifications to HP Websites

HP reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the HP Websites at any time without notice to you. For example, HP may make changes to the Materials and/or Services or to the products and prices described in them, at any time without notice. The Materials and Services may be out of date and HP makes no commitment to update the Materials and Services whatsoever. Information published on a Site may refer to products, programs or services that are not available in your country. Consult your local HP business contact for information regarding the products, programs and services that may be available to you.


User submissions

Certain areas of the HP Websites (e.g., chat rooms or customer ratings and review areas) may permit you to submit feedback, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials (each, a "User Submission"). By submitting a User Submission, you grant to HP an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide, license (sublicensable through multiple tiers) to (a) use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display your User Submissions (or any modification thereto), in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or later developed and (b) use (and permit others to use) your User Submission in any manner and for any purpose (including, without limitation, commercial purposes) that HP deems appropriate in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, to incorporate your User Submission or any modification thereto, in whole or in part, into any technol ogy, product, or service). HP reserves the right to display advertisements in connection with User Submissions and to use User Submissions for advertising and promotional purposes. HP may, but is not obligated to, pre-screen User Submissions or monitor any area of the HP Websites through which User Submissions may be submitted. You agree that you are solely responsible for all of your User Submissions. HP is not required to host, display, or distribute any User Submissions on or through the HP Websites and may remove at any time or refuse any User Submissions for any reason. HP is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage of any kind to any User Submissions. HP does not want to receive any User Submission that is confidential. You understand and agree that any User Submission will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and that HP will be free to disclose your User Submission to any third party absent any obligation of confidence on the part of the recipient. HP does not guarantee that you will have any recourse through HP or any third party to edit or delete any User Submission you have submitted.

By submitting any User Submission, you represent and warrant that:

  1. you are at least 13 years old;
  2. you own all rights in your User Submissions (including, without limitation, all rights to the audio, video, or digital recording and the performance contained in your User Submissions) or, alternatively, you have acquired all necessary rights in your User Submissions to enable you to grant to HP the rights in your User Submissions described herein;
  3. you have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of your User Submissions;
  4. you are the individual pictured and/or heard in your User Submissions or, alternatively, you have obtained permission from each person (including consent from parents or guardians for any individual under the age of eighteen (18)) who appears and/or is heard in your User Submissions to grant the rights to HP described herein;
  5. your User Submissions do not infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
  6. you voluntarily agree to waive all "moral rights" that you may have in your User Submission;
  7. any information contained in your User Submission is not known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;
  8. your User Submission does not violate any Law (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising)
  9. your User Submission is not, and may not reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically, religiously, or otherwise biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, or invasive of another's privacy;
  10. you were not and will not be compensated or granted any consideration by any third party for submitting your User Submission;
  11. your User Submission does not incorporate materials from a third party web site, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than your own);
  12. your User Submission does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other potentially damaging programs or files;
  13. your User Submission does not contain any information that you consider confidential, proprietary, or personal; and
  14. your User Submission does not contain or constitute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation.

Links to third-party websites

Links on the HP Websites to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the HP Websites. HP is not obliged to review such third-party websites, does not control such third-party websites and is not responsible for any such third-party websites (or the products services, or content available through the same). Thus, HP does not endorse or make any representations about such third-party websites, any information, software, products, services or materials found there or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from the HP Network, you do this entirely at your own risk.


Linking to this Site

You may create links to this Site from other websites, but only in accordance with the following terms and in compliance with all applicable laws.


Without HP's written authorization to the contrary, a website that links to this Site:

  1. may link to, but shall not replicate, any Materials (including any HP logo);
  2. shall not create a browser or border environment around any Materials;
  3. shall not imply that HP endorses such website or any products, services or content available through such website;
  4. shall not misrepresent its relationship with HP;
  5. shall not present false or misleading information about HP, its products or its services;
  6. shall not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial; and
  7. shall contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups. HP reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Trademarks

HP, HEWLETT-PACKARD and the HP Logo (shown below) are registered trademarks that belong to Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

You may use HP trademarks, in text, to refer fairly and accurately to HP, its products and its services, subject to the guidelines below.

The HP Logo is reserved for use by HP and those HP partners and licensees that have a written agreement with HP that specifically authorizes logo use. No other use of HP logos is permitted.

You may not use HP trademarks in a manner likely to mislead consumers as to your relationship with HP, as to HP’s sponsorship or endorsement of your company, products or services, or as to the origin of your products or services. Any use of HP trademarks that is likely to confuse or mislead the public is unlawful and expressly prohibited.

Trademark Use by Authorized HP Partners and Licensees

If you have an existing relationship with HP, please adhere to the specific trademark use guidelines and terms provided in your written agreement.

If you are an HP AllianceOne Partner or an HP PartnerOne Partner please refer to the following links for additional information, including trademark guidelines specific to your HP AllianceOne or HP PartnerOne program:

Alliance one: http://hp.com/go/allianceone

Partner One: http://hp.com/partners/us

If your existing agreement with HP authorizes you to display HP trademarks, but does not contain specific trademark use guidelines, please follow the trademark use guidelines on this page.

If you have questions you should contact your account representative or other HP business contact.

HP General Trademark Guidelines

The following general trademark guidelines are intended for use by companies who are authorized users of HP’s trademarks, including for example HP’s partners, licensees, alliances and authorized resellers under contract with HP.

  • • HP does not use or require the use of trademark symbols, legends or acknowledgements with HP trademarks, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  • • HP trademarks should be presented as adjectives modifying generic nouns; for example: HP computers, HP support services, LASERJET printers.
  • • Do not use variations, plural or possessive forms of HP trademarks.
  • • Do not use HP trademarks in a manner likely to mislead or confuse the public as to the origin of any goods or services, or as to sponsorship or endorsement by HP.
  • • Do not use HP trademarks to make false statements about HP or its products or services.
  • • Do not incorporate HP trademarks in your trade names, business names, product names, service names, social media user names, or domain names.
  • • Do not adopt or imitate HP’s distinctive product designs, product packaging, trade dress, advertising materials, slogans, taglines or website layouts.
  • • When referring to HP in formal documentation (i.e., annual reports, financial reports) the full name Hewlett-Packard Company is preferred. In other contexts, HP is preferred.

Additional Guidelines for Authorized Users of the HP Logo

IMPORTANT: THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT AUTHORIZE LOGO USE. IN ORDER TO DISPLAY THE HP LOGO, A SEPARATE, WRITTEN AGREEMENT WITH HP IS REQUIRED AND THE AGREEMENT MUST SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZE LOGO USE. SUCH AGREEMENTS ARE ONLY MADE AVAILABLE TO SELECT PARTNERS AND LICENSEES.

Our preferred HP Logo is:

On color or dark backgrounds, our inverse logo may be used:

Our black and white logo should be used when full-color printing is not available:

Keep the logo clear of competing text, images and graphics by maintaining, at a minimum, a 20 percent circumference of clear space on all four sides of the logo:

The minimum size for print use of the HP Logo is 0.25” square or 6.35mm square:

The minimum size for digital use of the HP Logo is 20 x 20 pixels at 72dpi:

The HP Logo should not be altered in any way.

Do not:

  • Use the HP Logo other than in accordance with express, written authorization from HP;
  • Place the logo on a complicated or patterned background;
  • Apply reflections or gradients to the logo;
  • Treat the logo as a dimensional object;
  • Alter the shape of the logo;
  • Skew or rotate the logo;
  • Add a keyline to the logo;
  • Separate the HP letterforms from the circle element of the logo;
  • Apply color to the HP letterforms within the logo;
  • Outline the logo;
  • Change the colors of the logo;
  • Animate the logo;
  • Place type/text within the logo or its clear space; or
  • Place an image within the logo.

THESE GUIDELINES MAY BE REVISED FROM TIME TO TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HP’S PARTNERS, LICENSEES, ALLIANCES AND AUTHORIZED RESELLERS TO REGULARLY CHECK THIS PAGE AS WELL AS CHECK WITH THEIR APPROPRIATE HP BUSINESS CONTACTS TO ENSURE CONTINUED COMPLIANCE WITH HP’S TRADEMARK USE GUIDELINES.


U.S. Government Restricted Rights

Any Materials that are downloaded by or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities ("U.S. Government") are subject to the provisions of FAR 12.211 - "Technical Data" and FAR 12.212 - "Computer Software" or to clauses providing HP equivalent protections in DFARS or other agency specific regulations.


International and export issues

HP administers this Site from its offices in Palo Alto, California. HP makes no representation that the HP Websites is appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to the HP Websites from territories where its contents are illegal or restricted is prohibited. If you choose to access the HP Websites from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable Laws. You agree to comply with all export and re-export restrictions and regulations of the Department of Commerce and any other United States or foreign agencies and authorities in connection with your use of the HP Websites and to not, in violation of any Laws, transfer, or authorize the transfer, of any Materials to a prohibited country or otherwise in violation of any Laws. In particular, but without limitation, the Materials may not, in violation of any Laws, be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries non-HP site or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals non-HP site or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders non-HP site or U.S. Department of Commerce Entity List of proliferation concern non-HP site, or the US State Department Debarred Parties List non-HP site. By using any Materials subject to any such restrictions and regulations, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.


Electronic communications

When you visit the Site or send e-mails to HP, you are communicating with HP electronically. We may respond to you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all such notices, disclosures and other communications that HP provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.


General

These Terms, together with any additional terms to which you agree when using particular elements of the HP Websites, constitute the entire and exclusive and final statement of the agreement between you and HP with respect to the subject matter hereof, superseding any prior agreements or negotiations between you and HP with respect to such subject matter. The HP Parties are third party beneficiaries with respect to the provisions in these Terms that reference them. These Terms and the relationship between you and HP shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and by using this Site you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts The failure of HP to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the intentions of HP and you as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. These Terms shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any termination of your use of the HP Websites. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by HP without restriction.


Modifications to these Terms

HP may, at its sole and absolute discretion, change these Terms from time to time. HP will post notice of such changes on the applicable Site. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the HP Websites. Continued use of the HP Websites following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the HP Websites and, in such circumstances, the expressly designated legal notice or term shall be deemed to be incorporated into these Terms and to supersede the provision(s) of these Terms that are designated as being superseded.


Revised July 2009

Terms of use quick links:

Use of HP Websites

Access

Prohibited uses

Termination

Disclaimers

Limitation of liability

Exclusions and limitations

Other agreements; software, services or access

Modifications to HP Websites

User submissions

Links to third-party websites

Linking to this Site

Trademarks

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

International and export issues

Electronic communications

General

Modifications to these Terms