Terms of Service
DI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the Terms at any time effective upon posting of the modified Terms on the Site, without notice to you. DI also reserves the right to waive or modify any of these Terms as they apply to a specific Posting or member without affecting the application of these Terms to all other Postings and members. Your continued use of the Site or any materials or services accessible through it, after such posting or notification means you accept the modifications. “Postings” means, but is not limited to, any text, links, images, content, communications, opinions, software, data, and any other content any person provides on the Site, including, but not limited to message boards, chats (discussion forums) blogs, audio and/or podcasts, video blogs, news groups, personal web pages, wiki pages and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others.
DI reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof). DI shall not be liable to any User or other third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance except as expressly provided herein.
As described below, Users who violate the Terms may be banned permanently from posting or otherwise participating within or accessing the Site.
DI grants you permission to access and use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not download (other than page caching), or modify any portion of it, except with the express written or e-mailed consent of DI. Your permission to use the Site does not include any resale or commercial use of the Site or its contents whether provided by DI or registered Users contributing content in message boards, chats, blogs, wikis or other consumer-generated-content tool; or any derivative use of this Site or its contents; or any use of data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction tools or processes. You agree not to store in any form, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or otherwise exploit any of the content, software, products or services on this site for any commercial purpose. By using the Site, you warrant to DI that you will not use the Site, or any of the content obtained from the Site, for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Site automatically terminates.
In order to submit Postings or set personal preferences for use on the Site, you must complete the registration process. As part of the registration process, you are required to select and use only one username. You can register a second user name, if you like, but your original Postings will only be associated with your first user name. The information that you supply during the registration process must be accurate and complete and you agree not to (i) register under the name of another person; (ii) choose a user name that may be deemed offensive; (iii) choose a username for the purposes of deceiving or misleading Site Users as to your true identity; (iv) choose a user name that incorporates a solicitation (e.g., yoursitedotcom, yourproduct, yourservices); or (v) violate the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. You agree to not impersonate any other person, including any other Site User, Moderator (Host) or any DI employee, Officer or Director.
You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify DI immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. DI will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by DI or another party due to someone else using your account or username. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.
Your email address, last name, age and zip code on your registration will remain confidential. However, some Online Communities permit you to change your last name and email address on your registration to “public” in your member profile. It will then be available to other registered Users of the Site. Additional information provided in your registration such as Products and Services used and Industry may be used by the Site to provide you with content unique and personalized to you and other registered Users with similar profiles.
You must maintain and promptly update your registration data as necessary to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
If, after investigation, DI has reasonable grounds to suspect that any Registered User’s information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, DI may suspend or terminate that Registered User’s account and prohibit any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof) by that Registered User other than as expressly provided herein.
Keeping Personal Information Private.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself or your children in any Postings. Any Postings that you place on the Site can be obtained and used by others. DI does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Postings on the Site. DI specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability with regard to the Postings and any actions resulting from your participation in any Postings on the Site.
DI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or remove any Postings on the Site containing phone numbers, street or email addresses, or otherwise personally identifying information as it cannot verify such information or confirm the desire of said information to be posted by the individual to which this information pertains.
Content and Registered User Generated Content Management.
DI will monitor Postings or other materials on the Site in its role as Site Moderator (Host). The Site Moderator reserves the right to pre-screen Postings, monitor on a “real time” basis and edit Postings made to the Site. As a User, you may see content that is offensive or objectionable. Each User must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. Please report objectionable content to the Site by sending an email to the email address identified on the home page of the Site.
Registered Users may include hypertext links in Postings to content hosted and maintained by third parties so long as the content on such sites, if posted in the Site, would not violate the Terms. DI exercises no control whatsoever over such other websites and web-based resources and is not responsible or liable for the availability thereof or the content, advertising, products or other materials thereon.
Clicking on links to such sites is done so at the User’s own risk. DI and the Site staff reserves the right to review any Postings and to remove or refuse to remove or post any Postings in its sole discretion. You understand that the content within the Site is based on individual opinion and experience, which may vary significantly from one person to the next. DI does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any Posting or other content on the Site. You agree that DI is not responsible for the accuracy of the content of the Site and will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of the submission or use of any such content.
From time to time we may communicate with you personally concerning your participation in the Site or related matters. Those communications are not intended to be made public, and you agree not to post or otherwise disseminate those communications on the Site or elsewhere on the Internet.
By placing any Postings on the Site, you are granting DI, its respective subsidiaries affiliates, successors, assigns, licensees, resellers, necessary sublicensees and other such parties as DI may designate from time to time a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, copy, modify, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, edit, create derivative works from, translate and reformat your Postings (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed; to publish your name in connection with your Postings; and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Site.
By submitting ideas, testimonials, opinions, suggestions or any other material to the Site, you agree that DI will treat such submissions as non-confidential, that DI can use such submissions either with or without any compensation to you or to any other person or entity, and that DI may have already developed, or is in the process of developing, and is not restricted in any way from developing and marketing, products, services, functions, features or plans similar to or competitive with any described in such submissions from you. You also agree that you are free to provide your opinion or suggestion to us.
By placing Postings on the Site, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Postings as described in these Terms including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, upload, or submit the Posting.
By submitting a Posting that contains photographs, images, pictures or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part (“Images”) you warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted you permission to use such Images or any content and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted by these Terms, (b) you have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in these Terms, and (c) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images as set forth in these Terms, including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images. By Posting Images, you grant DI and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, licensees, resellers and other such parties as DI may designate from time to time, a non-exclusive, world-wide, perpetual, royalty-free license to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Images without having your name attached to such Images, and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Site, in any manner and in any media, for any purpose, as long as such use relates to DI branded software and/or services.
DI reserves the right to manage the Postings on the Site in order to facilitate the orderly distribution of information through the Site. For that purpose, DI may at its election designate DI employees and/or outside entities to act as Moderators for the Site. The Moderators will review and may edit Postings. You assume the risk of reading and acting upon information from any Postings made by a Moderator or other individual within the Site.
Moderators are the only authorized representatives of DI on the Site. Any Postings by a DI employee, other than those designated as Moderators, are those of such employee and do not represent the ideas and opinions of DI. DI does not endorse and is not responsible for any Postings provided by any DI employee who is not designated as a Moderator.
The Site welcomes all points of view on financial and accounting software, innovation, business and practices. Please respect and interact with other Registered Users as you would in any public arena. If you wish to take issue with the statements of other Registered Users, please engage in healthy, mature debate and not immature behavior or name-calling. We want to maintain an inviting and friendly environment for all visitors and members. Disruptive conduct, such as off-topic comments in a topic-oriented discussion, is not allowed. Neither is “spam” (Postings made in multiple places throughout the Site).
Profanity, Harassment and Other Inappropriate Conduct
You will not submit Postings that are indecent, profane (including masked profanity where symbols, initials, intentional misspellings or other characters are used to suggest profane language), obscene, pornographic, abusive, threatening, misleading, derogatory, illegal or defamatory, or any material that interferes with the ability of others to enjoy or utilize the Site. We do not tolerate harassment, or denigration based on age, gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
Illegal and Objectionable Activities
DI does not allow the promotion of illegal conduct, activities or fraudulent schemes in the Site. Specifically, you may not advocate illegal conduct, such as money laundering, tax evasion, pyramid schemes, etc. Furthermore, you agree to not engage in any illegal activity in connection with your Postings or post links to other web sites that deal with such illegal activities. You will not upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another.
Promotions and Solicitations
You agree that, except with DI’s prior consent, you will not (either in your Postings or in your profile) solicit or promote any products or services, self-promote, or implore readers to take actions that are intended to further a personal purpose or financial gain, except for links to the DI-approved Marketplace. You agree you will not use information supplied within the Site to do any of the foregoing, via email or any other method. You agree to not gather public email addresses made public in the Registered User profiles and use for your own purpose. You agree not to promote, link to or encourage others to join or participate in competing sites that provide message boards, forums, chats, blogs or other interactive elements with the intent of harming the flow of information and/or participation at the Site. You agree that you will not use the Site to solicit or promote surveys, contests, chain letters, junk email, or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
Rights of Third Parties
You may not submit Postings, including forms, software, derivatives works of software or property, photos or images, that infringe in any manner on the copyright, trademark or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or that contain any confidential or proprietary information of any person or entity, or that otherwise violate the legal rights of any person or entity. You may insert hyperlinks in your Postings for Registered Users to access copyrighted material for informational purposes — but, except for quotes of reasonable length, you may not post such materials in the Site itself. You may not use the Site to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, including photos, artwork text, recordings, designs, computer programs or derivative works of such programs.
You may not submit Postings that contain personally identifiable information about you or other people, such as phone numbers, street addresses or email addresses, or information about yourself or other people that could result in an invasion of privacy or harassment.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use.
As a condition of your use of the Site, you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any DI server, or the network(s) connected to any DI server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any DI server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site.
Third Party Services.
In connection with your use of the Site, you may be made aware of services, products, offers and promotions provided by third parties, and not by DI. If you decide to use Third Party Services, you are responsible for reviewing and understanding the terms and conditions governing any Third Party Services. You agree that the third party, and not DI, is responsible for the performance of the Third Party Services.
The Site may contain or reference links to third party websites. Some of those links are provided as a convenience only. The inclusion of any link is not and does not necessarily imply an affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification or monitoring by DI of any information contained in any third party website. In no event will DI be responsible for the information contained in such third party website or for your use of or inability to use such website. Access to any other website is at your own risk, and you should be aware that linked websites may contain terms and privacy policies that are different from those of DI. DI is not responsible for such provisions and expressly disclaims any liability for them.
DI is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. DI is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by DI of the site.
Termination of Membership.
Your privilege to use or access the Site may be terminated by DI immediately and without notice if you fail to comply with any term or condition of the Terms. Upon such termination, you must immediately cease accessing or using the Site and agree not to re-register or otherwise make use of the Site. Furthermore, you acknowledge that DI reserves the right to take action — technical, legal or otherwise — to block, nullify or deny your ability to access the Site. You understand that DI may exercise this right in its sole discretion.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability.
The content on the site is “as is” and carries no warranties. DI does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, usefulness, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or quality of any content on the site, regardless of who originates that content. DI does not warrant that the site is secure, free from bugs, viruses, interruption, errors, or other limitations. You expressly understand and agree that you bear all risks associated with using or relying on that content. DI is not liable or responsible in any way for any content posted on or linked from the site, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in content, or for any losses or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or reliance on any content.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, DI and its representatives are not liable for any indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages or for any damages relating to loss of business, telecommunication failures, loss, corruption, security or theft of data, loss of profits or investment, accounting positions taken by you, or the like, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability, product liability or otherwise, even if DI or its representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between DI and you. DI would not be able to have provided the site without such limitations.
Last updated: 12/19/2013