Terms of Website Use - US


This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website located at www.tnsi.com (our site) if you are accessing our site from the United States.  By using and accessing our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.  If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use this site.  Your continued use of this site signifies that you have read and understand these terms effective as of the date of your use of the site.


Information About Us
www.tnsi.com is a site operated by Transaction Network Services Inc. (We) and its affiliates within its global group of companies. We are registered in Delaware and have our registered office at 10740 Parkridge Blvd., Suite 100, Reston, Virginia 20191.


Accessing Our Site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below).  We will not be liable if, for any reason, our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.  We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and that they comply with them.

If you choose to use the interactive customer services which are available through our site such use will be subject to and in accordance with the terms and conditions governing those services and their use as issued by TNS from time to time.


Prohibited Uses
You may use our site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or had any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards; or
  • To send or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our site, any equipment or network on which our site is stored, any software used in the provision of our site or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.


Intellectual Property Rights
We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by trademark, copyright and other laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and you may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others to material posted on our site. 

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always by acknowledged. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of any site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

 Nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to the use a license under any trademark, copyright, patent or other intellectual property right of ours or any third party.


Reliance on Information Posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.


Our Site Changes Regularly
We aim to update our site regularly and may change the content at any time.  If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site or close it indefinitely. 

Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update such material.  Materials published on our site may refer to products, programs, or services that are not available in your country.  Consult your local TNS business contact in this regard. 

We may also make changes in the products, services, programs, or prices (if any) described on our site at any time without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the products, services or programs.  Our obligations and responsibilities regarding products and services are governed solely by our terms and conditions of sale or license under which such products or services are sold or licensed.


Our Liability
The material displayed on our site is provided to you on an “as is” “as available” basis without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for particular purpose and non-infringement.   We make no representations or warranties that use of our site will be uninterrupted or error-free.  You are responsible for taking all necessary precautions to ensure that any content you may obtain from the site is free of viruses.  To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  1. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or equity; and               
  2. Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, ability to use or the results of the use of or inability to use our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it including, without limitation, any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time and for any other loss or damage of any kind however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable

Nothing in these terms of use affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


Information About You and Your Visits to Our Site
We process information (data) about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate and up to date.


Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.  You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site.  You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


Linking to Our Site
You may link to our home page provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.  We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. 

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to General Counsel at our registered office.


Links From Our Site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties these links are provided for your information only.  If you use these sites, you do so at your own risk and you are solely responsible for any loss or damage incurred and you are subject to that site’s privacy policy.  We make no warranty or representation regarding any linked site and have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Furthermore, links do not imply that we are affiliated or associated with, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright of TNS.


Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
The courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your state of residence or other relevant state.  These terms of use are governed by the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principle thereof, and shall be binding upon the parties in the United States and worldwide.


Variations
We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.  You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make as they are binding on you.  Your continued use of our site after any change we have made to our site will be considered acceptance of those changes. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.


Safe Harbor
The material on our site may contain forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or performance and from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods.


Copyright Notice
Copyright 2011 by Transaction Network Services, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  Nothing in these terms of use shall operate as a license over these or any other trade mark belonging to or licensed by TNS.

Thank you for visiting our site.


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