Terms of Service


Welcome to www.dofactory.com ("Site") owned and operated by Data & Object Factory, LLC ("DoFactory"). By accessing, viewing, uploading, downloading, or otherwise using the Site or any webpage or feature available through the Site, any information or product provided as part of the the Site, or by clicking 'Join Now' during the registration process, you agree to comply with and be bound by this Agreement.

Included in this Agreement are all related agreements, such as, the Privacy Policy and all rules, policies, and disclaimers (including FAQs) posted on the Site or about which you are notified (collectively "Terms").

If you do not agree with all the Terms, do not access or use the Site and do not purchase or use the Products. Please review all of the Terms carefully before using or accessing the Site and/or using our Products.


Definitions

In the Terms, "User" "you" and "your" refer to the individual or entity that accesses or uses the Site. "Member" refers to the indivual or entity that has registered and has a 'public' account at our Site. A "customer" refers to the indivual or entity that has purchased a product or service from our Site and has a 'private' account (the default setting) that enables them to download or manage their purchase. "DoFactory," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Data & Object Factory, LLC.

A "private" account is only visible to the account holder (the customer). A "public" account is visible to all Users of the Site, as well as, accessible by search engines.


Modifications

DoFactory reserves the right to change, revise, and modify these Terms from time to time at its sole discretion. These changes are effective immediately upon posting on the Site. If you do not agree to the changes, then your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site. We ask that you check for Term changes regularly.


Accounts

A "private" account is used for 1) downloading purchased products, and 2) managing account settings. It is visible to the logged-in Customer only (i.e. no other users or search engines have access). A "public" account can also be used to download and managage products and services, but has the added features that it allows the Member to post Topics, Replies, Comments, Reviews, etc. at the Site. With a public account your profile is visible to all Users of the Site, as well as, search engines. Several privacy settings allow you further control over which of your activities other Members can see of you. Additional email alert options are available with which you control the emails sent to you. Any account (private or public) can be closed at the sole discretion of Dofactory.


Profile

We encourage Member to build out their Profile, but it is entirely optional. Profile contains information including, but not limited to, your name, location, education, interests, skills, projects, employment history, professional and personal photos, etc. You decide how much you like to share or not. By entering data into your Profile you agree that this information is public and that no proprietary information (of you or other individuals or entities) is included.


Website

The www.dofactory.com Site is a venue for informational and educational purposes related to .NET Design Patterns. It allows Users and Members to ask questions, share code, and discuss issues that have come up during their professional development work. It is expected that users post messages in a courteous manner and that their contents are valuable and educational to other users. Messages, postings, and comments can be edited and/or removed at the sole discretion of Dofactory.

Downloadable Products

For a fee, DoFactory makes available downloadable educational products that are subject to the following rights and restrictions:

A separate page lists information on licensing details.

* SALE OR RENTAL. You may not sell, rent, lease, lend, give away, or otherwise distribute the products or derivative works of the products on a stand alone basis or as part of a collection, or as part of any product or service for resale, or as part of open source software.

* NO WARRANTIES. The products are intended for educational use only and Data & Object Factory, LLC expressly disclaims any warranty for the products. The products and any related documentation is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the products remains with you.

* NO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES. In no event shall Data & Object Factory, LLC be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this product, even if Data & Object Factory, LLC has been advised of the possibility of such 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 an educational product offered by DoFactory is not as described, your sole and exclusive remedy is to request DoFactory for a refund. Once a refund is issued your license is automatically revoked and you must immediately delete any and all software and materials from your devices.


Training Courses

In the event that a course is listed with an incorrect fee, date, location, or with other incorrect information due to a typographical or other error, DoFactory shall have the right to refuse or cancel any enrollments for the incorrectly listed class. DoFactory shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such enrollments whether or not the registration has been confirmed and/or your credit card has been charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your enrollment is canceled, DoFactory shall promptly issue a refund to your credit card account in the amount of the charge. If a course offered by DoFactory is not as described, your sole and exclusive remedy is to request DoFactory for a refund.


Copyright

The information on this Web site is protected by copyright:

   Copyright © 2001 - 2014 DoFactory. All rights reserved.

Except as specifically permitted herein, no portion of the information on this Web site may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission from DoFactory.

The same applies to the design or layout of this Web site. Elements of this Web site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.

The Gang of Four (GoF) Patterns described in our website are based on "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software" by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John M. Vlissides, ISBN: 0201633612 (c) 1995 Addison-Wesly.


Use of Web Site Information

Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere on this site, you may view, copy, print, and distribute documents available on this Web site subject to the following conditions:

  1. The document may be used solely for personal, informational, non-commercial purposes;
  2. The document may not be modified or altered in any way;
  3. Any copy of the document or portion thereof must include the copyright notice above and this permission notice; and
  4. DoFactory reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon written notice from DoFactory.

Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of this Web site. Elements of this Web site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.


Disclaimer

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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

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