The Nirius Platform™ (a.k.a Nirius Fusion™) Copyright & Legal Information
This website is powered by The Nirius Platform™ (a.k.a Nirius Fusion™), a software service provided by Nirius Networks Limited.
The terms (herein “these Terms”) that follow are specifically related to:
- the Nirius Platform™ (herein “the Platform”) as it relates to this website, and
- the other services provided by Nirius Networks Limited that relate to this website.
The headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect its interpretation.
All right, title and interest, including all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to the Platform (and any future development of the Platform) are the property of Nirius Networks Limited (or, where applicable Nirius Limited).
All right, title and interest, including all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to all suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided to Nirius Networks Limited by you or any third party relating to the Platform shall be the exclusive property of the Nirius Networks Limited (or, where applicable Nirius Limited).
For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these Terms convey to you any rights of ownership, title or interest in or related to the Platform or the Intellectual Property Rights in the the Platform, or in the website content or this website, or any other Intellectual Property Rights and you do not acquire any such right, title or interest through your use of this website.
Third Party Software
If you need third party software to use this website, you agree to obtain a license of that software at your own expense or that of your employer.
Restrictions on Use
You may not access the Platform for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes.
You shall not:
- license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party all or any of the Platform in any way;
- copy, modify, adapt, alter, improve, enhance, amend or make derivative works based upon all or any of the Platform;
- "frame" or "mirror" any part of the Platform on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device;
- reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or develop all or any of the Platform except as permitted by law;
- build a competitive product or Platform using all or part of the Platform;
- copy any intellectual property of the Platform.
No Guarantee or Warranties
Nirius Networks Limited cannot guarantee that the Platform (and therefore the website) will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. We may update the Platform (and, as a consequence, this website) from time to time and we therefore reserve the right to modify, restrict access to or close this website at any time.
We give no express or implied representation or warranty (whether statutory or otherwise) in respect of this website or the website content (including, without limitation, as to their condition, satisfactory quality, performance, fitness for purpose or that it is up to date) and all such representations and warranties are excluded, except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law (which is expanded upon under ""Disclaimer of Liability"").
Except where the Platform powers websites owned by Nirius Networks Limited, editorial control is the sole responsibility of the relevant Nirius Networks’ client, for whom the Platform is used to power their website, and as a result Nirius Networks Limited does not check, monitor, endorse or take responsibility for the editorial content in any way and disclaims all liability related to the editorial content accordingly. In the first instance complaints or comments regarding editorial content should be made directly to the owner of the domain name in question (where possible by using the contact details on the website in question).
However, we take our legal and social responsibilities seriously, and in the event that content is found to be illegal or otherwise in contravention of our terms and conditions, we can act to remove content from this website while it is powered by the Platform. We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Other Websites
This website may contain links to other websites and to website content on other websites that are not checked, monitored nor endorsed by Nirius Networks Limited. If you visit these sites you do so entirely at your own risk and therefore Nirius Networks Limited assumes no responsibility for any loss or damages in respect of these links and so disclaims all liability accordingly.
Disclaimer of Liability
Our liability to you in connection with the Platform is only to take such actions as are reasonably required (in our sole discretion) in order to remove or delete data entered in error, or remove or delete data that is the subject of dispute.
Any disclaimers or limitations of liability in relation to Nirius Networks Limited on this site shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in any jurisdiction in respect of relevant loss or damage in respect of this website or any such other web site, but nothing in these Terms shall operate so as to exclude or limit the liability of either party for death or personal injury arising out of negligence or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
No Partnership or Agency
Nothing in these Terms is to be taken to constitute a partnership between you and us, nor constitute either of you or us the agent of the other for any purpose.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Any dispute or claim between you and Nirius Networks Limited arising out of or in connection with this website or its subject matter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Users of this website do so on the basis that they thereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for the purpose of any such dispute or claim.
The Company reserves the right to modify these Terms or its policies relating to the Platform at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of these Terms on this website.
If any clause, or part of a clause, of these Terms, is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the clause or paragraph which contains the relevant provision shall not be affected, unless otherwise stipulated under applicable law.
IP Address & Other Statistical Information
In order to use the internet all web browsers transmit their IP Address to servers who then send data back. An IP Address is necessary for the functioning of the web and is similar to a telephone number - it lets the server know where to send the data back to (i.e. your browser). Most consumers have IP addresses which change every few days (a dynamic IP address) while companies and those who specifically request it have IP Address that stay the same (a static IP address). The Platform logs all IP Addresses of visitors for a variety of reasons including the protection of system security and stability, fraud prevention and detection, statistic generation, planning, usage tracking, providing approximate geolocation of site-vistors, and other purposes.
The Platform also tracks other information where possible including the visitor’s display resolution, operating system and browser version. This information is used to develop statistics that enable us to understand usage patterns which can be used to improve the Platform.
NASA & Hubble Images
The Nirius Fusion Platform uses some NASA (www.nasa.gov) and Hubble Heritage Team (heritage.stsci.edu) images as placeholder images. We think these images are truly stunning and awe-inspiring.
The images are used under the terms allowed by the licensors and are appropriately credited.
NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team generously permit the use of their images for everyone to enjoy. However, the use of the images does not in any way suggest that NASA, the Hubble Heritage Team or anything or anyone in the images endorses either the Nirius Fusion Platform or those who use the Platform.
Now the Space Shuttle Program has ended, we hope the images will remind us of how great it was and how much it will be missed.