Hyperlinking Restriction Clauses in Current Shrinkwrap and Clickwrap Contracts

From Hewlett Packard
URL: http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/eng/termsofuse.htm Found by Lisa Arrasmith January 31, 2003.

Linking to this Site You may create links to this Site from other sites, but only in accordance with the terms of the Guidelines for Linking to HP's Websites and in compliance with all applicable laws. [ . . . ]
Revised October 2002
Note: Anyone linking to HP's website must comply with the Guidelines for Linking to HP's Websites and all applicable laws. Guidelines for Linking to HP's Websites

A site that links to HP's website:

May link to but not replicate HP content
Should not create a browser or border environment around HP content
Should not imply that HP is endorsing it or its products
Should not misrepresent its relationship with HP
Should not present false information about HP products or services
Should not use the HP logo without permission from HP
Should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age group

From Cigna
URL: http://www.cigna.com/general/pdf/LINKAGREEMENT.pdf Found by Lisa Arrasmith January 31, 2003.

1. License Grant . Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive right to hyperlink from Licensee's linking site to Licensor's home page or other page designated by Licensor on the World Wide Web, located at www.cigna.com, including my.cigna.com. Licensor grants Licensee the non- exclusive right to use the Marks for the purpose of establishing this hyperlink and for no other purpose.

2. Licensee's Obligations . Licensee acknowledges Licensor's exclusive right, title, and interest in and to the Marks and will not, at any time, do or cause to be done any act or thing contesting or in any way impairing or tending to impair any part of such rights, titles, and interests.

3. Licensee's Representations . Licensee represents that its web site does not contain or have links to sites containing pornography or recreational drug-related paraphernalia, and that Licensee's web site and use of the Marks will not be illegal under U.S. or other laws. Licensee also represents that it will not disparage or make negative references to Licensor on Licensee's web site. Licensee will notify Licensor immediately if its representations change.

From Novell Software
URL: http://www.digitalme.com/Press_Center/Image_Gallery/Terms_and_Conditions/ Found by Lisa Arrasmith January 31, 2003.

For information on linking to Novell's website, please read the provisions contained below and then visit the Hotlinks homepage.

"Intellectual Property" in this section means: any logos, trademarks, copyrighted information or software, trade dress or elements of design that are or will be permitted for limited use by download after agreeing to these and other conditions.

You may only use the intellectual property designated by this site in the manner directed.

You may not use of Novell intellectual property in any way to misrepresent your relationship with Novell.

You will not disparage Novell using the intellectual property provided.

Your use of the Novell intellectual property will be truthful and not deceptive in any regard. If you are using the Novell intellectual property on your website, you should not create a browser or border environment around Novell content, you may link to, but not replicate, Novell content and your website should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups. For more information on linking to the Novell site, please refer to the guidelines contained in the Hotlink Agreement homepage and use only the artwork provided on that page. The intellectual property may be displayed or used only on Web pages or in other manners that make accurate references to Novell or its products or services. You may not display the intellectual property in any manner that implies sponsorship, endorsement or license by Novell. [ . . .]

From Sonic Foundry
URL: http://www.sonicfoundry.com/corporate/hyperlink.asp Found by Lisa Arrasmith January 31, 2003.

Sonic Foundry Hyperlink License Agreement
Subject to the following terms and conditions of this Hyperlink License Agreement ("License"), Sonic Foundry, Inc. will grant you a non-exclusive, royalty free, non-transferable license to create a hyperlink from your Internet Web site to our Web site (the "Link") and/or use the Sonic Foundry logo displayed below (the "Link Logo").

Except as expressly provided in this License, all rights to Sonic Foundry's intellectual property are specifically reserved. To indicate your acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in this License, please click the button marked "I Accept" at the end of this Agreement.

Form of Link. You may only Link to our home page at www.sonicfoundry.com. If used, the Link Logo must be used as a link to "www.sonicfoundry.com." You may not use the Link Logo as a static image. You may not frame the Sonic Foundry Web site or modify or alter the content or manner of display of Sonic Foundry's Web site. [ . . . ]

From Washingtonpost.com
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/contents/permissions.htm Found by Lisa Arrasmith January 31, 2003.

[ . . .] Link to a washingtonpost.com article
You generally do not need to request permission to post a text link only that links back to the washingtonpost.com web site. We reserve the right however, to revoke permission at any time for such text links. Most articles are available on the site for 14 days. After 14 days, you can access them through our archives. washingtonpost.com does not allow framing or the use of our logos or graphics.

From the Financial Times Terms and Conditions
URL: http://globalelements.ft.com/Common/TermsAndConditions/terms.html Found by Vergil Bushnell on May 14, 2001.

If you would like to link to the Site, please read and comply with the following guidelines and all applicable laws. A web site or WAP site that links to the Site ...

-must not be a web site or WAP site that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.

FT expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate ..

From the NEC Global Website Copyright Notice
URL: http://www.nec-global.com/cpyrght.html Found by Vergil Bushnell on May 14, 2001.

You must comply with the following conditions when you are linking to the NEC Global Website (hereafter ‘the Site') ...

(7) Your site shall not contain material that could be construed as distasteful or offensive, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.

(8) You shall not link to any page other than the top page of http://www.nec.com/. Anyone who wants to link to any other page on the Site must contact the webmaster ...

(10) You agree to immediately remove the link to the Site if you breach any of the provisions described above.

From the Sports-Supplements.co.uk Copyright Notice
URL: http://www.sports-supplements.co.uk/info/copyright.shtml Found by Vergil Bushnell on May 14, 2001.

The content of this site is protected by copyright pursuant to European Union copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The user is specifically prohibited from modifying, publishing, transmitting, selling, participating in the transfer or sale or reproducing, creating derivative works from, distributing, performing, displaying or in any way exploiting any of the materials on this site or the software or materials relating thereto in whole or in part.

The user may download or copy material for personal use only but the copyright therein shall be maintained by Sports-Supplements.co.uk

It is requested that Links to Sports-Supplements.co.uk are limited to the main news page. Linking directly to site content is not permitted unless you have prior written consent.

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