Terms of Use

1. Scope

Proofpoint created and maintains the Proofpoint Partner website (Portal) to provide a location where partners (You or Your) may obtain information about and access to marketing, sales, technical and other information related to Proofpoint’s products and services and Proofpoint’s partner program (collectively Content). These Terms of Use shall be referenced as TOU herein.

2. Acceptance of Terms

Your access and use of the Portal and Content is subject to this TOU. Additionally, Your use of the Portal and Content may also be subject to disclaimers, legal notices, click-through agreements, or other legal agreements (any, Additional Legal Terms), which may be posted on the Portal where applicable. This TOU and the applicable Additional Legal Terms (together Controlling Terms) form a legally binding agreement between You and Proofpoint regarding Your access and use of the Portal and Content. Whenever there is a conflict between the terms in this TOU and the Additional Legal Terms, the terms in the Additional Legal Terms shall control.

By accessing or using Portal, You accept and agree to abide by the terms of this TOU. If You do not agree to the terms of this TOU, do not attempt to access or use Portal.

3. Changes and Notices

Proofpoint may make changes to this TOU and to modify, change or discontinue any part or all of the Portal and Content at any time. Proofpoint may notify You of any changes to this TOU, the Portal and Content when You visit the Portal or via email.

4. Confidential Information

You agree not to reproduce any Confidential Information (defined below) to which you are provided access through the Portal in any form except as authorized at the time of disclosure. Any reproduction of Confidential Information shall remain the property of Proofpoint and/or its original owner, and shall contain any and all confidential or proprietary notices or legends which appear on the original. You agree to (a) take all reasonable steps (defined below) to keep all Confidential Information strictly confidential; (b) to use Confidential Information solely as authorized at the time of disclosure and (c) not to disclose any Confidential Information to any party without the prior written consent of Proofpoint. You do not acquire any rights in Confidential Information except the limited rights as described above. In no event shall You use Confidential Information to create, enhance, modify, make, have made, sell, perform, distribute or create derivative works based on Content. As used herein, Confidential Information shall mean all trade secrets and other information, Content which Proofpoint or third parties protect against unrestricted disclosure to others which is either labeled Confidential, accessed through password protected sections of Portal, pursuant to downloads, or reasonably identifiable as confidential based on the type of information and the manner of its disclosure. Reasonable steps means those steps You and/or Your company take to protect Your own similar Confidential Information, which shall not be less than a reasonable standard of care. You shall not be obligated to treat information as Confidential Information if such information (i) was rightfully in Your possession prior to receipt from or disclosure by Proofpoint; or (ii) is or becomes public knowledge other than through Your fault; or (iii) is or was rightfully disclosed to You by a source other than Proofpoint or any party under their respective control; or (iv) is independently developed by You without use of the Confidential Information disclosed hereunder; or (v) must be disclosed by You according to mandatory applicable law.  You are not permitted to access Proofpoint or third party Confidential Information which You are not explicitly licensed to use as set forth in Your software license, partnership and/or maintenance agreement.

5. user information

The terms of the Proofpoint Privacy Policy applies to your use of the Portal.

6. Responsibility for Links

Portal may contain links to external Web sites and information provided on such external websites by Proofpoint partners and third-party service providers. Proofpoint shall not be responsible for the contents of any linked website, or any changes or updates to such sites. You further agree that Proofpoint shall not be directly or indirectly responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Your use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any such linked website.

7. Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual proprietary rights to the Portal and any Content shall belong to Proofpoint. Nothing in this TOU shall be deemed to give You the right to modify, reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any Content for any reason unless otherwise permitted by law. You hereby assign to Proofpoint any modifications or derivative works of any Content made by You in contravention of this section.

8. Termination and Accountability

In the event You are in material breach of the Controlling Terms, Proofpoint may, at its sole discretion, suspend or terminate Your account and refuse You any current or future use of Portal. Proofpoint may remove any Content posted on Portal at Proofpoints sole discretion. Proofpoint shall not be liable to You or any third party for any termination or change to Portal and/or Content.

You agree not to use Portal to:

  • publish, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that (a) You do not have the right to make available (b) is unlawful, harmful, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (c) infringes any intellectual property rights of any party, (d) includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, surveys, junk mail, spamming, chain letters, or any other form of solicitation, commercial or otherwise, or (e) contains a software virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb, cancelbot, corrupted file, or any other computer file or software designed to interrupt, destroy, damage or limit the functionality of any computer hardware, software or other property;
  • defame, harass, abuse, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others such as rights of privacy and publicity;
  • impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an Proofpoint official, Proofpoint employee, or any other third party, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • forge email headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Portal;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Portal, servers, or networks which support the Portal, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Portal;
  • violate any applicable local, state, national or international law and any regulations;
  • harvest, collect, or store personal information or data of other users.

9. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Proofpoint, its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, agents, partners, employees, and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Your use of the Portal and Content, Your breach of this TOU.

10. Exclusion of Software Warranties

The Portal and Content are made available AS IS.  To the fullest extent allowable by law Proofpoint hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

11. Limitation of Liability

TO THE EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, PROOFPOINT AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, AND LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF Proofpoint HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITES OR CONTENT; (ii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (iii) STATEMENTS, MESSAGES, OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITES.

12. Applicable Law

The laws of the State of California, USA, will govern this TOU without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. The exclusive jurisdiction and sole venue for disputes related to this TOU shall be the Federal and State courts located in Santa Clara County, California, USA.  You hereby expressly waive your right to a trial by jury.