Code of Conduct &
Terms of Use

Barefoot Networks, Inc.
FASTER (Forum for Advanced Switching Technology Education and Research) Program

MODIFICATION OF THIS CODE OF CONDUCT AND TERMS OF USE

Barefoot reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the FASTER forum is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the FASTER forum.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the FASTER forum, you warrant to Barefoot that you will not use the FASTER forum for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the FASTER in any manner, which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the FASTER forum or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the FASTER forum. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the FASTER forum.

PASSWORDS AND ACCOUNT SECURITY

You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services.

Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to Barefoot for all activities that occur under your account. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify Barefoot immediately at research@barefoonetworks.com

You agree to not share access to the FASTER forum with those who are not authorized members.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The FASTER forum may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively, "Communication Services") designed to enable you to communicate with other participants on the FASTER forum. You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose;
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters;
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, which cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services;
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service;
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Barefoot has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Barefoot reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself in any Communication Service. Barefoot does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Barefoot specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Barefoot Members are not authorized Barefoot spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Barefoot.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO BAREFOOT OR POSTED TO THE FASTER FORUM

Barefoot does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Barefoot (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the FASTER forum (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Barefoot and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; none of which will reveal your name in connection with your Submission unless you, the individual user, agree to permit such in a separate agreement with Barefoot.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Barefoot is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Barefoot sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FASTER FORUM MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. BAREFOOT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE FASTER FORUM AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE FASTER FORUM SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

BAREFOOT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE FASTER FORUM FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. BAREFOOT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL BAREFOOT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE FASTER FORUM, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE FASTER FORUM OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE FASTER FORUM, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE FASTER FORUM, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BAREFOOT OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE FASTER FORUM, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE FASTER FORUM.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Barefoot reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, or to terminate your access to the FASTER forum and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the state of California, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Santa Clara, California in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the FASTER forum. Use of the FASTER forum is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Barefoot as a result of this agreement or use of the FASTER forum.