LEGAL NOTICES

Legal Notices and Terms of Use Intellectual Property License Agreement Requests Trademarks

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE WILL INDICATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE WEB SITE.

1.1 Legal Notices, Use of Site

Welcome to this Web site, which is owned and operated by FreeYourID and/or FreeYourID's subsidiary, affiliate, or related company (throughout these Terms of Use "Verisign" refers collectively to FreeYourID, Inc., and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies) (the "Site"). FreeYourID maintains the Site as a service to its visitors, subject to the following terms and conditions concerning the use of the Site ("Terms of Use"). FreeYourID reserves the right to modify content on the Site and these Terms of Use periodically without prior notice.

1.1.1 Use of Content on the Site

You may view, download, and print contents from the Site subject to the following conditions: (a) the content may be used solely for information purposes of a personal and non-commercial nature; (b) the content may not be modified or altered in any way; and (c) you agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. You may not reproduce, republish, or publically display, perform or distribute, or otherwise use the materials or content of this site for any public or commercial purpose or prepare any modification or prepare derivative works based on the contents from the Site.

You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of FreeYourID without the express written consent of FreeYourID. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing FreeYourID's name or trademarks without the express written consent of FreeYourID. You may not use any FreeYourID logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. Any use of these materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment for any purpose not authorized by FreeYourID in writing is prohibited.

You do not acquire any ownership rights to any content in the Site. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by FreeYourID, and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.

Any statements contained within the Site concerning FreeYourID's future prospects are "forward looking statements" under the Federal Securities laws. There can be no assurance that future results will be achieved and actual results could differ materially from forecasts, estimates, and summary information contained in the Site. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include but are not limited to factors discussed in FreeYourID's SEC filings.

1.1.2 Reviews, Comments, Communications, And Other Content

FreeYourID does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Site. Any material, information, or other communication you transmit or post to this Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You may submit comments and provide other content so long as the content is not obscene, illegal, threatening, or defamatory and so long as the content does not invade the privacy or infringe the intellectual property of a third party. Further, such content may not contain software viruses, mass mailings, chain letters, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the information. Personally identifiable information that you submit to FreeYourID for the purpose of receiving products or services will be handled in accordance with FreeYourID’s online Privacy Statement below.

By submitting content or information, you grant FreeYourID a fully paid, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to reproduce, use, modify, publish, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content, either alone or in conjunction with FreeYourID products and services, throughout the world in any media or format. By submitting content or information you also represent and warrant that the information or content is accurate; you own or have permission to use and submit the information or content that you submit; and that use of the content will not violate the rights of any third party or cause injury to any person or entity. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless FreeYourID employees, attorneys, and agents ("Indemnitees") against all claims, expenses, liabilities, losses, costs, and damages, including reasonable attorney's fees, that the Indemnitees may resulting from content or information you supply.

1.1.3 Products and Services Offered By FreeYourID on the Site

FreeYourID offers products and services on the Site. When you enroll to obtain a product or service from FreeYourID on the Site, you accept the specific agreement terms and conditions applicable to that product or service. Your use of any such product or service offered on the Site is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for that product or service. Except as provided in that agreement, FreeYourID does not warrant that any product descriptions or content contained in this Web site is accurate, current, reliable, complete, or error-free.

1.1.4 Patent Information

FreeYourID owns one or more United States and international patents that apply to the Site. Such patented inventions are the exclusive property of FreeYourID, and FreeYourID reserves all rights in such inventions not specifically granted in any agreements or in these Terms of Use.

1.1.5 Copyright Information

The Site and the content within the Site are the property of FreeYourID or its suppliers and are protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. The compilation, organization, and display of the content as well as all software applications used on and in connection with this Site are the exclusive property of FreeYourID. FreeYourID reserves all rights in the Site and its content not specifically granted in any agreements with FreeYourID or in the Terms of Use.

1.1.6 Copyright Complaints

FreeYourID respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Please review the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Policy.

1.1.7 Trademark Information

FreeYourID and other marks indicated on our site are registered trademarks of FreeYourID in the United States and/or other countries. Other FreeYourID marks, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, and scripts noted on the Site are FreeYourID's service marks, trademarks, and trade dress and are the sole and exclusive property of FreeYourID. FreeYourID's service marks, trademarks, and trade dress may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, in any manner that disparages or discredits FreeYourID, and in connection with any service or product that is not sponsored, endorsed, or produced by FreeYourID. All other trademarks not owned by FreeYourID or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by FreeYourID or its subsidiaries.

1.1.8 Privacy Statements

Because we respect your right to privacy, we have developed a Privacy Statement to inform you about our privacy practices. FreeYourID is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program and is authorized to use the TRUSTe trustmark. Please view the Privacy Policy applicable to the specific site you are reviewing.

1.1.9 Third-Party Web Sites and Information

The Site may provide hyperlinks to third-party Web sites or access to third-party content. If you use these links you will leave this Site. FreeYourID has not reviewed all of these third-party sites, and does not control, endorse, or guarantee content found in such sites. You agree that FreeYourID does not make any representations about such sites or their information, software, products, services, or materials, and is not responsible for any content, associated links, resources, or services associated with a third-party site. You further agree that if you should access any of the third-party Web sites linked to this Site, you do so at your own risk, and FreeYourID shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort associated with your use of third-party content. Links and access to these sites are provided for your convenience only.

Any link to the NASDAQ Web site for a current quote on the price of FreeYourID's stock is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended for trading purposes. FreeYourID shall not be liable for any inaccuracies or delays in the quote of the company's stock price, or any other information provided on or through the NASDAQ Web site, or for any actions you might take in reliance thereon.

1.1.10 Disclaimer

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND FreeYourID, ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND SOFTWARE PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. FreeYourID AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY FreeYourID ON THE SITE FOR YOUR INTENDED APPLICATION AND USE. FreeYourID DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IT OFFERS ON THE SITE MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND FreeYourID, FreeYourID, ITS SUPPLIERS, AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF FreeYourID, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

1.1.11 Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless FreeYourID, employees, attorneys, and agents ("Indemnitees") against all claims, expenses, liabilities, losses, costs, and damages, including reasonable attorney's fees, that the Indemnitees may incur (i) in connection with your use of the Site or any hyperlinked Web site or (ii) resulting from content you supply.

1.1.12 Applicable Laws

All matters relating to your access to and use of the Site shall be governed by U.S. federal law or the laws of the States of where the specific Web site you are viewing is hosted without regard to its conflict of law principles. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to or use of the Site shall be instituted in a state or federal court in the jurisdiction in which the specific Web site you are viewing is hosted.

If there is a determination that any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable, that determination will not affect the rest of the Terms of Use and the Terms of Use shall be deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to make them valid and enforceable.

1.1.13 Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact FreeYourID.

COPYRIGHTS

Copyright protection is given to any original work of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression from which it can be perceived, reproduced, or communicated.

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship." This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:

  • "To reproduce the copyrighted work;
  • To prepare derivative works;
  • To distribute copies to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  • To perform the copyrighted work publicly (in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works);
  • To display the copyrighted work publicly; and
  • In the case of sound recordings, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission."

(Source: Circular 1, U.S. Copyright Office)

TRADEMARKS

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design (including a logo, slogan, sound, or motto), or any combination of these elements that is used by a business to identify a source of a product and to distinguish it from competing products.

A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that is used by a business to identify a service, like the hosted services operated by FreeYourID, to distinguish the service offered by the competition; in this way, service marks are analogous to a trademark. (For the purposes of this discussion, unless distinctions are made, "trademarks" refers to both trademarks and service marks).

Trade names are corporate or business names, and are not trademarks. A trade name identifies the provider of the business or service rather than the product itself. As a result the trade name does not designate or distinguish goods. FreeYourID is a trade name when it refers to the company (i.e., FreeYourID, Inc.). When FreeYourID is referred to as a company, no trademark indicator is required.

For example: "FreeYourID operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world’s voice and data networks."

Some trade names, such as "FreeYourID," can also function as trademarks. When the company name is used to identify the origin of a FreeYourID product or service, "Verisign" functions as a trademark, and the ® symbol is required, following the company name.

Example: FreeYourID® Managed Security Services

Examples

  • Corporate name: "FreeYourID, Inc., is a fast growing company." Removing the mark would leave an incomplete sentence ("Is a fast growing company.")
  • Trade name: "Verisign’s newest Web site designs are useful."
  • Trademark: "Verisign® digital certificates have revolutionized the Internet." Removing the mark or replacing with "those" leaves a complete sentence ("Digital certificates have revolutionized the Internet," or "Those digital certificates have revolutionized the Internet.").

PATENTS AND DOMAIN NAMES

FreeYourID owns several patents and domain names. The absence of listing them all does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that FreeYourID, Inc., has established in any of its products, services, programs, features, service marks, service names, or logos.

Only individuals and entities with a fully executed license agreement may use FreeYourID’s intellectual property. This requirement applies to all third parties, whether affiliates, business partners, customers, or others. If you need to use a FreeYourID logo and/or mark and/or a copyright please complete the appropriate license agreement in this section.

Copyright Licensing Request Form
Trademark Licensing Request Form

LIST OF TRADEMARKS

The following list is complete as of June 2009 and it may be updated at any time.

FreeYourID marks
VERISIGN®
FreeYourID DESIGN®
FreeYourID ® (Chinese characters - Version 1)
FreeYourID ® (Chinese characters - Version 2)
FreeYourID ® (Chinese characters - Version 3)
VERISIGN™ (Indian characters - Hindi Version 1)
VERISIGN™ (Indian characters - Kannada Version 1)
FreeYourID & DESIGN® (Japanese characters - Katakana Version 1)
FreeYourID SECURED®
FreeYourID SECURED DESIGN (Moving Mark)®
FreeYourID SECURED DESIGN®
FreeYourID TRUST™
FreeYourID TRUSTED DESIGN™
iDEFENSE®
ATLAS®

The absence of a name or logo in this list does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that FreeYourID, Inc., has established in any of its products, services, programs, features, service marks, service names, or logos.