Acceptance of Terms
Fortinet Community is defined as a knowledge sharing hub; a place to collaborate, share insights and experiences, and get answers to questions, located at https://community.fortinet.com. Fortinet, Inc. (“Fortinet”) makes available this platform as a service to facilitate the Fortinet Community, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated from time to time in Fortinet’s discretion.
The most current version of the TOS can be reviewed through our community website (https://community.fortinet.com). The Terms of Service governs the Fortinet Community members, member organizations, affiliate organizations, Fortinet authorized partners, and vendors who access to the Fortinet Community website (collectively referred to hereafter as “Member(s)”).
Fortinet Community Representatives
Fortinet uses a third party, Khoros, LLC ("Khoros") to host the Fortinet Community platform and website. Member understands, agrees, and authorizes Khoros to host, collect and maintain data, administer, monitor, and other like activities necessary to provide the Fortinet Community service.
Description of Service
The Fortinet Community website currently provides members with access to a collection of resources, including, various communications tools, forums, media content, file areas, and personalized content through its online interface. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current service shall be likewise subject to the TOS. The Member is responsible for obtaining access to the Fortinet Community and that access may involve third-party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). The Member is responsible for those fees. In addition, Member must provide and is responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Community.
Member understands that registration is required for posting content on the Fortinet Community. In consideration of the use of the Fortinet Community, Member agrees to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about themselves and their organization upon registration and in any other communications or materials relating to your identification and authorization as a registered user (such information being the "Registration Data"), and further agrees to maintain and update the Registration Data to keep it true, current, accurate, and complete. If Member provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if Fortinet has reasonable grounds to suspect that the information you have provided is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Fortinet has the right to suspend or terminate your account and deny you any and all current or future use of the Fortinet Community, or any portion thereof.
In addition, Member understands that in order to keep them informed, Fortinet Community will send email based communications to the Member on a periodic basis notifying them of any Fortinet Community updates, maintenance notification, news, and other events. Member consents and agrees that receiving these emails may be part of their use of the Community, and if they wish to not receive certain emails they may opt out accordingly in their member profile.
Privacy of Member Information
Member Account, Password and Security
The Member will receive a username and password as part of the Fortinet Community registration process. Member is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and is responsible for all activities that occur under such password or account. Member agrees to immediately notify Fortinet Community or its representatives of any unauthorized use of Member's password or account or any other breach of security. Member must ensure that Member logs out from its account at the end of each session. Fortinet Community and its representatives will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Member's failure to comply with this Section.
There are opportunities for you as a Fortinet Community member to actively participate by creating, providing, sharing and uploading information to the Fortinet Community such as comments, ideas or suggestions for new or improved software products, technologies, marketing/advertising campaigns or product names, data, articles, documents, discussion forum threads, blog entries, computer code, such as software sample code, source code, scripts, patches, bug fixes, binaries or executables, or other data, material or information (individually and collectively "Contributions").
Contributions Ownership, Rights and Responsibilities
Member understands that all information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the Member from which such Content originated. This means that the Member, and not Fortinet Community or its representatives, is entirely responsible for all Content that it uploads, posts, emails, transmits or otherwise makes available via the Community. Fortinet Community and its representatives do not control the Content posted via the Community and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. Member agrees to not use the Community to:
Fortinet will not condone conduct that invades other Member's privacy or compromises the security of the site. Participating in the following in any way will result in termination from this community:
Member understands agreeing to not use the Community as listed above means that in the event the Member does not adhere to Fortinet Community website policies, may terminate their membership. Member acknowledges that Fortinet Community and its representatives do not pre-screen Content, but that Fortinet Community and its representatives shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to reclassify within the Community any Content that is available via the Community. Without limiting the foregoing, Fortinet Community and its representatives shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS. Member understands that the technical processing and transmission of the Community, including its Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
Compliance with Law
Member agrees to comply with all legal requirements applicable to Member’s use of the Fortinet Community, including all legal requirements applicable to member’s provision, review, and receipt of data or materials.
Member agrees to indemnify and hold Fortinet Community and its representatives, their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders, sponsors or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, due to or arising out of (i) Content that Member submits, posts, transmits or makes available through the Community, (ii) Member’s breach of the TOS or (iii) Member’s violation of law.
No Resale of Service
Member agrees not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Community, use of the Community, or access to the Community. Dealings with Advertisers Member's correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Community, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between Member and such advertiser. Member agrees that Fortinet Community and its representatives shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Community.
Fortinet Community website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Fortinet Community and its representatives have no control over such sites and resources, Member acknowledges and agrees that Fortinet Community and its representatives are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Member further acknowledges and agrees that Fortinet Community and its representatives shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any third party sites or resources, or any goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
Fortinet Community's Proprietary Rights
Member acknowledges and agrees that the Community and any necessary software used in connection with the Community ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Member further acknowledges and agrees that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to Member through the Community or advertisers may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Fortinet Community and its representatives, or advertisers, Member agrees not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Community or the Software, in whole or in part. Fortinet Community grants Member a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on their computer; provided that Member does not (and does not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. The Member is not permitted to upload, post, link to or direct a Member to any content that could be malicious in any form. Member agrees not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Community or Member information. Member agrees not to access the Community by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Fortinet Community and its representatives for use in accessing the Community. The Member is not permitted to impersonate other Members, capture or track other Member’s behavior. Member agrees to comply with all relevant laws relating in any manner to Member’s use of Fortinet Community.
Disclaimer Of Warranties
Member expressly understands and agrees that:
Exclusions & limitations
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Fortinet Community and it representatives, and its licensors shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Community, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information.
Notices to Member may be made via email. The Community may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Community. Any Notice that Member is required or may desire to give to Fortinet Community and its representatives under or in conjunction with the TOS or any agreement between the parties shall be made via email to Fortinet email@example.com and shall be deemed to have been duly delivered based on the date that the electronic mail is received by Fortinet Community mail servers.
Trademarks & Logos
All trademarks, service marks, trade names or other words or symbols ("Marks") identifying Fortinet Community and its representatives will remain such Party's exclusive property. Member agrees to not take any action that jeopardizes the other Party's proprietary rights or acquire any rights in the Marks. Except as specifically stated otherwise in an addendum or amendment hereto, no license to use any Fortinet Community logo or the logos of their representatives is granted in this section.
Copyrights & Copyright Agents
Fortinet Community and its representatives respect the intellectual property of others and require Members to do the same. If Member believes that its work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or its intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Fortinet Community the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The TOS and any Subscription Agreement between Member and Fortinet Community and its representatives constitute the entire agreement between member and Fortinet Community and its representatives and govern its use of the Community, superseding any prior agreements between Member and Fortinet Community and its representatives. The failure of Fortinet Community or its representatives to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.