Last updated Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Terms of Use for

Acceptance of terms

Applied Business Systems, Inc. ("ABS") makes this Web site (the "Site"), including all information, documents, communications, files, text, graphics, software, and products available through the Site (collectively, the "Materials") and all services operated by ABS and third parties through the Site (collectively, the "Services"), available for your use subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this document and any changes to this document that ABS may publish from time to time (collectively, the "Terms of Use").

By accessing or using this Site in any way, including, without limitation, use of any of the Services, downloading of any Materials, or merely browsing the Site, you agree to and are bound by the Terms of Use.

ABS reserves the right to change the Terms of Use and other guidelines or rules posted on the Site from time to time at its sole discretion, and will provide notice of material changes on the home page of the Site. Your continued use of the Site, or any Materials or Services accessible through it, after such notice has been posted constitutes your acceptance of the changes. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms of Use, rules, and guidelines posted on the Site at the time of such use. You should periodically check the "Terms of Use" link on the Site's home page to view the then-current terms. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates, and any Materials downloaded or printed from the Site in violation of the Terms of Use must be immediately destroyed.

Defined terms

All user-supplied information, materials, files, communications, and documents are referred to collectively as "User Content." "ABS Content" means all Materials provided by ABS. User Content and ABS Content may have different restrictions and conditions associated with them.

Intellectual property; limited license to users
The Materials and Services on this Site, as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of the Materials or Services at this Site may violate such laws and the Terms of Use. Except as expressly provided herein, ABS and its suppliers do not grant any express or implied rights to use the Materials and Services. You agree not to copy, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, reverse engineer, or create derivative works based on the Site, its Materials, or its Services or their selection and arrangement, except as expressly authorized herein. In addition, you agree not to use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction methods in connection with the Site.

Use of services. When using Services on this Site that are offered by ABS, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines, rules, or licenses applicable to such Services and to the Terms of Use. Such guidelines, rules, or licenses may contain terms and conditions in addition to those in the Terms of Use.

In addition to the Materials and Services offered by ABS, this Site also makes available materials, information, and services provided by third parties (collectively, the "Third-Party Services"). The Third-Party Services are governed by separate license agreements that accompany such services. ABS offers no guarantees and assumes no responsibility or liability of any type with respect to the Third-Party Services, including any liability resulting from incompatibility between the Third-Party Services and the Materials and Services offered by ABS. You agree that you will not hold ABS responsible or liable with respect to the Third-Party Services or seek to do so.

Use of ABS Content and User Content. Except as indicated to the contrary elsewhere on this Site, you may view, download, and print the ABS Content and User Content available on this Site subject to the following conditions:

  • The ABS Content and User Content may be used solely for personal, informational, and internal purposes.
  • The ABS Content and User Content may not be modified or altered in any way.
  • The ABS Content and User Content on the Site may not be distributed or sold, rented, leased, or licensed to others.
  • You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the ABS Content and User Content.
  • ABS reserves the right to revoke the authorization to view, download, and print the ABS Content and User Content available on this Site at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from ABS.
  • The rights granted to you constitute a license and not a transfer of title.

Important exceptions. The rights specified above to view, download, and print the ABS Content and User Content available on this Site are not applicable to the design or layout of this Site. Elements of this Site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.

Trademark information

The trademarks, logos, and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of ABS or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of ABS or such third party that may own the Marks. ABS and the ABS logo are trademarks of ABS Systems Incorporated.

User conduct

In using the Site, including all Services and Materials available through it, you agree:

  • Not to disrupt or interfere with any other user's enjoyment of the Site or affiliated or linked sites.
  • Not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit through the Site any viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files.
  • Not to create a false identity.
  • Not to use or attempt to use another's account, password, service, or system without authorization from ABS.
  • Not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Site, or any Services, Materials, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or any affiliated or linked sites..
International users

This Site can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to ABS products, services, and programs that are not available in your country. These references do not imply that ABS intends to announce such products, services, or programs in your country.

The Site is controlled, operated, and administered by ABS from its offices within the United States of America. ABS makes no representation that the Site, or the Services or Materials available through it, are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside the United States, and access to the Site from territories where the Site or any of its Services or Materials are illegal is prohibited. If you access the Site from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. See the section on export control laws, below, for further information.

Personal information and privacy

To learn about how ABS protects your personal information, such as your name and address, refer to the ABS Online Privacy Policy. Except as set forth in the Privacy Policy or in the Terms of Use, your personal information will be deemed to be confidential. You understand and agree that we may disclose information about you if we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal process, to respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of ABS or others, or as stated in our Privacy Policy. Please be aware that your browser must be enabled to accept cookies in order for you to use the DesignTeam service or to purchase from the ABS online store.