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OMG® LEGAL NOTICES AND PRIVACY POLICY

Terms and conditions of use of the OMG web site

By using this web site users agree that they have read, understand, and will abide by the following notices and terms. Any questions regarding these terms and conditions should be directed to legal@omg.org

OMG IPR POLICY

The OMG IPR Policy document, as amended and adopted by the Board of Directors at the September 2012 Board meeting, can be found here.

OMG TRADEMARKS, LOGOS, aND COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL - REQUESTS FOR USE

OMG’s trademarks are some of its most important business assets. OMG has established, and enforces, the “OMG Trademark Usage Guidelines” covering the use and reproduction of OMG trademarks and copyrights. OMG Members and others with permission may use OMG' s trademarks as strictly provided for and in accordance with the Guidelines. Use of OMG trademarks and copyrightable subject matter other than as provided for under these Guidelines is a violation of OMG's rights and is strictly prohibited.

Anyone (including OMG Members) interested in using OMG trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material (specifications, e.g.)  for appropriate marketing and educational purposes should submit the “Request to Use OMG Trademarks and Copyrighted Material”.

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COPYRIGHT 

This site and its contents are Copyright Object Management Group, Inc., 109 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, users may make a single copy of the contents, in whole or in part, of this web site strictly for personal, non-commercial use. In the event that all or part of this site is downloaded for personal use, users shall maintain all proprietary notices including copyright notices on that appear on or in connection with that content. Other than creating a single copy of contents for personal use as described herein, users may not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, display, post or transmit in any form or by any means, including but not limited to electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means, any content found or linked to the OMG web site without the prior express written permission of OMG. Any unauthorized use of any content contained on the OMG web site may violate the copyright laws, trademark laws, laws relating to publicity and privacy, and other regulations and statutes in the U.S. and other countries.

If you believe that any content on this web site is violating your rights under U.S. copyright law, you may alert us to your claims as follows. By Mail: Object Management Group, Inc., 109 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494, U.S.A. By Telephone: 1-781-444-0404 By Email: trademarks@omg.org 

Copyright Permission

Occasionally a member or partner wishes to include informational segments from OMG documents into presentations or product-specific technical literature. Requests to do so must be submitted to trademarks@omg.org  in writing with an explanation of usage intent and must be approved in writing by the OMG. You will be required to credit the appropriate OMG document in your materials and provide notice of copyright ownership.

OMG normally requires the use of entire chapters or segments from OMG specification and documentation. This is to ensure ease of identification and location of appropriate document numbers and between specification versions.

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OMG'S PRIVACY POLICY

Protecting the security and privacy of your Personal Information is important to Object Management Group and to the way we conduct our business in compliance with laws on privacy, data protection and data security in the countries in which we maintain Web sites. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what information Object Management Group may collect, how Object Management Group uses and safeguards that information and with whom we may share it.

Personal Information

Through our Web sites, Object Management Group will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address ("Personal Information")), unless you voluntarily choose to provide it to us (e.g., by registration, survey). If you do not want your Personal Information collected, please do not submit it to us.

  • When you do provide us with Personal Information, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific account information. Also, to support our customer relationship with you:
  • we (or a third party on our behalf) may use Personal Information to contact you about our offerings in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers' needs and profiles; and
  • We may share your Personal Information with sponsors of events, whitepapers and webcasts for which you register with us.

Except as set out above, we do not now (and do not intend to) sell, rent or otherwise market your Personal Information to third parties.

If you choose not to have your Personal Information used to support our customer relationship (especially direct-marketing or market-research), we will respect your choice. If you do not want us to: (i) use your Personal Information to contact you, or (ii) share your Personal Information with our sponsors, please let us know by sending us email at webmaster@omg.org,  with the phrase "Privacy Policy" in the Subject line.

Non-Personal Information Collected Automatically

When you access our Web sites, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect information that is not personally-identifiable (e.g., type of Internet browser and computer operating system used; domain name of the Web site from which you came; number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed). We may use this information to measure the use of our Web sites and improve their content, after which we discard the information.

"Cookies" -- Information Placed Automatically on Your Computer

When you view one of our Web sites, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a "Cookie" to automatically recognize you the next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a Web site to better match your interests or to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time. If you choose not to be recognized, please refer to your Internet browser to erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored.

Ad Servers

We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Children

No Personal Information should be submitted to the Object Management Group Web sites by children without the consent of their parent or guardian. Object Management Group encourages all parents or guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet. Object Management Group will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information collected from children for any purpose whatsoever, including disclosure to third parties.

Security

Object Management Group takes precautions to ensure the security of your Personal Information and strives to keep it accurate. We carefully protect your Personal Information from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation, and unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure.

Members-Only Web Site

Information you provide on the OMG membership application is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other OMG individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure web site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among OMG members. OMG members automatically are added to OMG - member mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to OMG members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.

Company Information

Company information is information that is associated with the name and address of member organizations and may include data about usage and service operation. The primary representative of any OMG member organization may request usage reports to gauge the extent of their employees’ involvement in consortium activities. You should be aware that information regarding your participation in technical committees or working groups, for example, may be made available to your company’s primary representative and to OMG staff members.

Changes to Personal Information

If you wish to know what Personal Information we have on record about you, or if you want to change or correct your Personal Information, please contact us at "webmaster@omg.org"  with the phrase "Privacy Policy" in the Subject line.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or comments about the Object Management Group Privacy Policy (for example, to notify us of any non-compliance with this policy), please contact us at "webmaster@omg.org"  with the phrase "Privacy Policy" in the Subject line.

As the Internet matures, so will our Privacy Policy. We will post changes to our Privacy Policy on this page as soon as the commitment has been made to alter any existing policy.

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LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

This web site may contain links to web sites controlled by parties other than OMG. OMG is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the contents or use of these third party web sites. OMG is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by OMG of the linked web site or any products or services found on a linked web site. Nothing in the Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG) Web Site confers any license under any OMG or third party's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppels, implication, or otherwise.

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CONTENT DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

OMG is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies contained in this web site, nor for any omissions in data contained on this web site. OMG reserves the right to make changes to the content of this web site without notice.

DISCLAIMER

ALL CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SOFTWARE, PROVIDED ON THE OMG WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS". OMG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID. OMG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTIES, OR CONDITIONS AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

OMG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF OMG HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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Last updated on 05/31/2016

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