National Inventor Club Usage Policy (April 2022)
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DO NOT PUBLISH ENABLING DETAILS OF INVENTIVE SUBJECT MATTER UNLESS YOU HAVE FILED A PATENT APPLICATION FIRST, UNLESS YOU ARE KNOWING DEDICATING THE ENABLED INVENTIVE SUBJECT MATTER TO WORLD. DO NOT DISCLOSE TRADE SECRETED SUBJECT MATTER.
The NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB website operates as a platform to disclose inventor-supplied information to enable collaboration, research, networking and sharing of resources between members. Any presented information, therefore, is nationally and internationally accessible, and may be characterized as a “printed publication” under U.S. Law, and the law of most other countries. While the U.S. provides a one-year grace period for filing for U.S. patent protection (as long as the inventor is the first inventor to file), many other countries’ patent laws do not. Hence, a public disclosure at the website may inadvertently “dump” otherwise protectable patentable subject matter into the public domain.
NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB, therefore, strongly advises consulting with local intellectual property (IP) counsel, and protecting any IP rights before you publicly disseminate. This might include preparing and filing a provisional or non-provisional patent application filing in the US, or non-US countries before any such public disclosure.
Further, the various consultants, model makers, mold makers, marketing agents, US and non-US manufacturer’s, accountant’s, and/or other potential agent’s and consultant’s whose expertise’s, and/or contact information may be found at the website, are not affiliated in any way with the NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB. Engaging these non-Affiliates for their respective services does not create privacy between you and NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB. Likewise, products offered for sale, product information, services information and any claims made about the products and/or services have not been evaluated and/or verified by NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB. Such information is provided for informational purposes only, and users rely upon same at their own risk.
NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB makes absolutely no guarantees for success of any product marketed or otherwise identified at the NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB website, or that presenting a product or service at the NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB website will realize success in the marketplace; there are no refunds of payments made for membership hereof.
NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB does not solicit, sell or otherwise manage member information, whether solicited from members by other members or not: all information provided for presentation at the website will be publicly disclosed. Providers, and not NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB, are responsible for the accuracy of information presented and/or the safety and operability of their respective products. Upon finding any erroneous information at the website, please notify us so that we may investigate and notify the manufacturer(s)/ distributor(s).
Finally, NATIONAL INVENTOR CLUB maintains the exclusive right to revoke any membership, remove or not remove any content, including advertisements or announcements, without refund.
Terms of Service, Rules of Etiquette, and Privacy Guidelines
Thank you for being part of the National Inventor Club. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.
By joining and using the National Inventor Club Community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to make new connections and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to our support feature within the platform.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. In order to preserve an environment that fosters community and connection, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.
Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members.
Respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to strengthen your network and foster new connections via the National Inventor Club Community.
Information posted in the newsfeed, directory and groups is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
All defamatory, abusive, profane, discriminatory, harassing, threatening, offensive, or illegal comments or materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating “noise.”
Discussion Group Etiquette:
You are solely responsible for the content that you post, upload, link to or otherwise make available via the service.
Provider Directory Etiquette:
The National Inventor Club Community makes it easy for you to create and manage your listing in the Provider directory. Your listing must include complete and accurate information about your company.
You are responsible for maintaining and updating your listing and content related to your listing on the platform.
The Legal Stuff (“Terms”):
The National Inventor Club is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by the National Inventor Club or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall the National Inventor Club be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.
Do not post any defamatory, abusive, discriminatory, harassing, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal comments or materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants the National Inventor Club and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another’s business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade.
The National Inventor Club does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. Users can be reported by other users for violating these terms. However, in the event that any inappropriate activity is brought to the attention of the National Inventor Club we will take all appropriate action.
The National Inventor Club reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.
If you purchase our paid services, you agree to pay us the fees and taxes pertaining specific to the paid services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of those paid services. Also, you agree that:
Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
We may change, suspend or discontinue any of our Services. We may also modify our prices effective prospectively upon reasonable notice.
We may modify these Terms at any time. When we make changes to these Terms, we will post the revised Terms on the platform.
Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number, and email address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.
With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Platform:
Our Service Providers
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.
Government and Legal Disclosures
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our company, our users, or others.
Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies. For any other information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.