Terms of Service


Last updated: Dec 2008

ACCEPTANCE

O'Reilly Media Inc. ("O'Reilly," "we," or "us") makes this site and the related site materials available for your access and use subject to your compliance with these Terms of Service ("TOS"). Your obligations under this TOS include the obligation to abide by our Community Guidelines and other terms and conditions ("supplemental terms") that apply to specific O'Reilly projects, products, and services.

"Site materials" means the content, tools, products, services, projects, and activities made available or enabled via this site.

By accessing or using this site, you agree to comply with this TOS, and you certify that you are at least 13 years old, and that if you are between 13 and 18 years old, you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian to use this site. Do not use or access the site if you do not agree to this TOS.

YOUR CONDUCT

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(a) transmit spam, bulk, or unsolicited communications;
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(e) engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary relationship, any applicable local, state, national or international law; or
(f) collect or store personal data about other users unless specifically authorized to do so by such users.

YOUR SUBMISSIONS

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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS

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MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION OF SERVICES

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LIABILITY LIMITATION

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

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