TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This Internet Web Site ("Site"), known as the "SBIR Resource Center", is owned and operated by the SBIR Resource Center®, an operating division of JADE Research CorporationTM ("JADE"). Please feel free to browse this Site; however, your access and use of this Site is subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and all applicable laws. You may not use the Site to post or disseminate information or material that is defamatory, obscene, infringes another's intellectual property right, or otherwise unlawful information. By accessing and browsing this Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions.
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TRADEMEARKS AND SERVICEMARKS
JADE Research CorporationTM,
SBIR Resource Center®,
SBIR News You Can UseTM,
SBIR Outreach CenterTM
are trademarks of JADE Research Corporation.
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NOTICE: in ALL cases above, the term "SBIR" is interchangeable with "STTR" and "SBIR/STTR" (i.e. SBIR ToolkitTM is the equavilent of "STTR ToolkitTM" and/or "SBIR/STTR ToolkitTM" ) as these have been used and Trademarked continuously since 1995. In this industry "SBIR" is often used cooptively as a short form incorporating both of the other terms.
All software products, training publications and marketing materials of the JADE Research Corporation and the SBIR Resource Center® are fully copyrighted with all rights reserved.
The documents and information on the Site are copyrighted materials of JADE Research and/or third parties. Reproduction or storage of materials retrieved from the Site is subject to the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, Title 17 U.S.C. You are hereby granted a license to copy the Site contents to the extent required for normal WWW-viewing purposes, subject to the following condition.
Materials found within the SBIR Resource Center® website may be reproduced ONLY if the following legend is prominently included:
Reprinted with permission from
JADE Research Corporation
5 Linda Lane, Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: (410) 315-8101; Website: http://www.sbir.us
Copyright JADE Research Corporation, 1995 - 2012
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Terms and Conditions or, in connection with, any matters related to this
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Non-Agency Among the Parties: Nothing contained in this Agreement, the provisions incorporated
herein, the rules and policies published by us, shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between the parties.
Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notifications of
Claimed Copyright Infringement for JADE Research Corporation
JADE Research has no interest in knowingly aiding in unlawful conduct, including the infringement of another's property right. Pursuant to provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, JADE Research designates the individual identified below to receive notifications of any claimed copyright infringement:
John A. Davis
JADE Research Corporation
5 Linda Lane
Severna Park, MD 21146
Should you wish to notify us of an alleged copyright infringement relating to materials hosted by JADE, please send the following information to JADE's agent listed above.
(i) Contact Information. Information reasonably sufficient to permit JADE Research to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(ii) Alleged Infringing Material. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
(iii) Alleged Infringed Work. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(iv) Good Faith Statement. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
(v) Verification. A statement that the information in the notification
is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(vi) Signature. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please, be our guest and use this site to its fullest potential. It is designed to keep you informed of what we believe, but not guarantee, to be true, current and correct about the SBIR and STTR progams. We sincerely hope that this Web site is useful to you.