Terms Of Use

The following Terms of Service apply for Synoptic Services:

1. Client Account(s).

A Synoptic account is required to access Synoptic Services, and Synoptic will provide one or more accounts for Client use. The Client is responsible for all activities that occur under its accounts, regardless of whether the activities are undertaken by Client employees or a third party (including contractors or agents). Synoptic and its affiliates are not responsible for unauthorized access to the Client's account, other than to the extent caused by our breach of this Agreement. The Client will immediately notify Synoptic of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of any of its accounts, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of password or credit card information. The Client may terminate its accounts and this Agreement at any time in accordance with Section 10, and Synoptic reserves the right to terminate the Client's account, in its sole discretion, at any time without notice. All information provided by the Client to Synoptic for use in establishing its accounts must be accurate, truthful, up-to-date, and must be maintained in that condition by the Client. The Client warrants that it is fully authorized to establish, use, and control any account to which the Client might have access.

2. Content.

Some areas of the Synoptic Service allow users to post or upload information, data, metadata, text, graphics, or other material (“Content”) and allow users to share or provide that Content with other users. The Client shall retain full ownership of its Content, but Client agrees to grant Synoptic permission to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, edit, translate, make derivatives, display and distribute such Content in connection with providing the Synoptic Service to the Client and other users in accordance with the Client's settings on the Service. In connection with providing the Service, we may modify or adapt the format of Client Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks, in various media, or in specified formats, and/or make changes to Client Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media. Such changes will be carried out only as needed to effect such distribution, and Synoptic will never alter the actual information or underlying data contained within Client Content. Client grants Synoptic permission to conduct preparatory, administrative, and other technical actions required to support the Synoptic Service, including, for example, generation of image thumbnails or document previews, backup and archiving of data, and compressing of data for storage or delivery. Client gives Synoptic these permissions to do those things solely to provide the Synoptic Service, and Synoptic will carry out only those actions the Client has given Synoptic permission for, and only as needed to provide the Synoptic Service to the Client and other users. This permission also extends to trusted third parties we work with to provide the Synoptic Service.

Client agrees not to post Content that: (i) contains any information or content that Client knows is not correct and current; (ii) contains any information or content that Client does not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to Client, to any other person, or to any animal; (iv) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (v) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; (vi) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort; (vii) contains any information or content that Synoptic deems to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable; (viii) contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party’s trade secrets). Client agrees that any Content that Client posts does not and will not violate rights of any kind, including without limitation any intellectual property rights or rights of privacy. Synoptic reserves the right, but are not obligated, to reject and/or remove any Content that it believes, in its sole discretion, violates these provisions. Synoptic may choose to review Content for compliance with these Terms and Conditions, but Client acknowledges that Synoptic has no obligation to monitor any information on the Synoptic Service. Synoptic is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, or legality of files, user posts, or any other information Client may post or be able to access using the Synoptic Service. Synoptic reserves the right at all times, but is not obligated, to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Service including Client's Content. Synoptic also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Synoptic, its users and the public. Client understands that publishing its Content on the Service is not a substitute for registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office, the Writer’s Guild of America, or any other rights organization.

3. Copyright.


The Synoptic Service and the Content available via the Synoptic Service are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries, and all Synoptic users are required to abide by these any another relevant intellectual property laws, rules, and regulations. Synoptic responds to notices of alleged copyright infringement that are submitted in accordance with appropriate law and procedures. Synoptic will terminate the accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

4. Privacy.


Synoptic respects our users' privacy and is committed to the protection of our users' private information. During the creation of an Synoptic account, Synoptic will collect only such private information as is absolutely necessary to properly verify and administer that account. These may include, but are not limited to, items such as name, address, email address, and organizational information. This information will be used by Synoptic and trusted third party agents only as absolutely needed to properly administer the Synoptic Service, support its users, and appropriately track usage. By using the Service, Client agrees to the collection of such information and to have that personal data collected, used, and processed by Synoptic and trusted third party agents. Synoptic protects collected personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure or use. In order to ensure proper use of the Service, Synoptic will also track certain usage parameters about all user accounts through the use of cookies, logs, and other technologies. This data is used solely to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and to ensure proper usage of the Service.

Synoptic does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer any personally identifiable information to any outside parties. Non-personally identifiable information, include anonymous usage logs and patterns, may be provided to other parties for appropriate uses.

5. Acceptable Use.

By agreeing to these Terms and using its Synoptic accounts, Client agrees not to misuse the Synoptic Service and to abide by the following policies.

Client will not: (a) use the Service for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities; (b) post any Content on the Service in violation of any applicable law, including intellectual property laws and right of privacy or publicity laws, or any contractual obligation; (c) impersonate others through the Service or otherwise misrepresent its affiliation with a person or entity in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others; (d) publish or post other people’s private or personally identifiable information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers; (e) send unsolicited communications, promotions or advertisements, or spam; (f) publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer or to compromise a user’s privacy; (g) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Service, Synoptic's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Synoptic's providers; (h)probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (i) access or search the Services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, “scraping”); (j)forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Service to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; (k) interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Service, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Service; (l) use the service for any harmful or fraudulent activities; (m) use the service to create or promulgate any Content that is defamatory, obscene, abusive, invasive of privacy, or otherwise objectionable; (n) act to avoid system restrictions through manual or electronic means.

6. Separate Agreements.

If Synoptic and Client have agreed to different Terms of Use under a separate Agreement, then the Terms of Use provided in the Agreement shall have precedence over the Terms of Use provided herein.