Site Terms of Use




Terms of Use

Texas Instruments Incorporated and its subsidiaries (collectively, “TI”) provide content, website features, and other products and services to you on TI’s websites, including, but not limited to, developer and design tools, download areas, research areas, community forums, chat functionality, video, blogs, sharing sites, mobile applications, supplier data exchanges, and product and marketing information (collectively, “TI Services”). You understand and agree that you remain responsible for using your independent analysis, evaluation, and judgment in designing your systems and products. TI provides TI Services subject to these terms of use (“Terms of Use”).

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You Agree

By using TI Services, you agree to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are a legal agreement between you and TI. By using TI Services, you agree to TI’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. Please read these documents carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use TI Services.

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Service Terms

TI offers a wide range of TI Services, and sometimes additional terms may apply. When you use a TI Service (for example, the TI E2ETM Community, TI Designs, WEBENCH® Design Center, TI’s eStore, and TI’s Education Technology Store), your use of such TI Service is subject to the guidelines, terms, notices and disclaimers, end user license agreements, and other agreements applicable to that TI Service (collectively, “Service Terms”). If these Terms of Use are inconsistent with the Service Terms, those Service Terms will control to the extent there is a conflict.

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Use Restrictions and Termination of Access to TI Services

TI Services on this site are protected by copyright laws, international copyright treaties, and other intellectual property laws and treaties. Except as stated herein, no TI Service, nor any part of any TI Service, may be reproduced, duplicated, mirrored, modified, displayed, distributed, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any purpose without express prior written consent of TI.

You agree not to use TI Services in a manner that violates any applicable law or regulation; to stalk, harass, or harm another individual; to impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; to interfere with or disrupt TI Services or servers or networks connected to TI Services; use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods in connection with TI Services; frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, proprietary, or other information (including datasheets, images, text, page layout, or form); and attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of TI Services or any other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to TI Services, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means.

Subject to any Service Terms that may apply, TI grants you permission to download, reproduce, display, and distribute TI Services on this site solely for non-commercial or personal use, provided that you do not modify such TI Services, and provided further that you retain all copyright and proprietary notices as they appear in such TI Services.

TI further grants to K-12 educational institutions, universities, and community colleges permission to download, reproduce, display, and distribute TI Services on this site solely for use in the classroom, provided that such institutions identify TI as the source of TI Services and include the following credit line: “Courtesy of Texas Instruments.” Unauthorized use of any TI Service is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in civil and criminal penalties. This grant of permission terminates if you breach any provision in these Terms of Use or Service Terms. Upon termination, you agree to destroy any materials relating to TI Services obtained from this site.

TI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, suspend, or modify your registration with, or access to, all or any part of TI Services, without notice, at any time and for any reason.

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Your Account

You may be granted permission to establish, access, and use an account using TI Services containing your preferences and other information (“Account”). The permission to establish your Account is personal to you and cannot be shared with or otherwise used by any other individual or entity. You hereby represent and warrant that all information provided to TI in registering for your Account is current, complete, and correct, and that you will promptly update such information following any change which renders it incomplete or incorrect. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. TI may access, refuse service, or cancel orders in respect of, place restrictions on, remove or edit content in, or terminate your Account if TI suspects any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, not current, misleading, or fraudulent. See “Termination of Access to TI Services” below for additional limitations.

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Information You Post or Submit

Certain features of TI Services may allow you to post or submit information. You may post reviews, comments, videos, and other content and communications, and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as such content is not proprietary, confidential, illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable, as determined in TI’s sole discretion, and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any information or other content. TI reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.

If you do post or submit information, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant TI a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant TI and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post, that you have acquired all necessary rights in such content to enable you to grant to TI the rights in such content described herein, that the content is accurate, that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity, and that you will indemnify TI for all claims resulting from content you supply. TI has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. TI takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

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Specific Notice Regarding Software Available on This Site

Any software that is made available to download from this site (“Software”) is copyrighted. Use of this Software is governed by the license terms that accompany or are included with such Software (“License Terms”). Please review all License Terms carefully before downloading and using the Software. The following terms shall apply to Software for which there are no accompanying or included terms: Evaluation, Development and Demonstration Software License Agreement.

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Specific Notice Regarding Links to and Content from Third Party Sites

Certain links and third party embedded content provided through TI Services permit you to leave TI Services, enter non-TI websites, and/or view and access content on third party websites (collectively, “Third Party Content”). Third Party Content is not under TI’s control and TI is not responsible for such content, or any changes or updates to such content. TI provides links and access to Third Party Content to you only as a convenience and TI does not endorse such content. Use of third party websites, features, and tools is governed by the applicable terms of use and privacy practices of such websites and services. You agree to review and accept applicable terms in respect of Third Party Content. Linking to any TI site is subject to TI's Linking Policy.

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Business Uses of TI Services

If you use TI Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify TI and its subsidiaries, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of TI Services or violation of the Terms of Use or Service Terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees.

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Warranties and Disclaimers

TI SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” TI MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH REGARD TO TI SERVICES OR USE OF TI SERVICES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING FOR ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR SECURITY. TI DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF TITLE AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUIET POSSESSION, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS WITH REGARD TO TI SERVICES OR USE THEREOF. TI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AND SHALL NOT DEFEND OR INDEMNIFY YOU AGAINST ANY THIRD PARTY INFRINGEMENT CLAIM THAT RELATES TO OR IS BASED ON A COMBINATION OF COMPONENTS PROVIDED IN TI SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL TI BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTUAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY AND WHETHER OR NOT TI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF TI SERVICES OR YOUR USE OF TI SERVICES.

TI reserves the right to make corrections, enhancements, improvements, and other changes to TI Services, or its semiconductor products and services per JESD46, latest issue, and to discontinue any TI Service, or product or service per JESD48, latest issue. TI strongly encourages customers to purchase TI parts either directly from TI, or from TI Authorized Semiconductor Distributors listed by region and country on the following webpage: http://www.ti.com/general/docs/distributorinfo.tsp. You should obtain the latest relevant information before using TI Services or placing orders and should verify that such information is current and complete.

All semiconductor products (also referred to herein as “components”) are sold subject to TI’s terms and conditions of sale supplied at the time of order acknowledgment. TI warrants performance of its components to the specifications applicable at the time of sale, in accordance with the warranty in TI’s terms and conditions of sale of semiconductor products. Testing and other quality control techniques are used to the extent TI deems necessary to support this warranty. Except where mandated by applicable law, testing of all parameters of each component is not necessarily performed.

TI assumes no liability for applications assistance or the design of your products. You are responsible for your products and applications using TI components. To minimize the risks associated with your products and applications, you should provide adequate design and operating safeguards.

TI does not warrant or represent that any license, either express or implied, is granted under any patent right, copyright, mask work right, or other intellectual property right relating to any combination, machine, or process in which TI components or services are used. Information published by TI regarding third-party products or services does not constitute a license to use such products or services or a warranty or endorsement thereof. Use of such information may require a license from a third party under the patents or other intellectual property of the third party, or a license from TI under the patents or other intellectual property of TI.

Reproduction of significant portions of TI information in TI data books or data sheets is permissible only if reproduction is without alteration and is accompanied by all associated warranties, conditions, limitations, and notices. TI is not responsible or liable for such altered documentation. Information of third parties may be subject to additional restrictions.

Resale of TI components or services with statements different from or beyond the parameters stated by TI for that component or service voids all express and any implied warranties for the associated TI component or service and is an unfair and deceptive business practice. TI is not responsible or liable for any such statements.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with all legal, regulatory, and safety-related requirements concerning your products, and any use of TI components in your applications, notwithstanding any applications-related information or support that may be provided by TI. You represent and agree that you have all the necessary expertise to create and implement safeguards which anticipate dangerous consequences of failures, monitor failures and their consequences, lessen the likelihood of failures that might cause harm and take appropriate remedial actions. You will fully indemnify TI and its representatives against any damages arising out of the use of any TI components in safety-critical applications.

In some cases, TI components may be promoted specifically to facilitate safety-related applications. With such components, TI’s goal is to help enable customers to design and create their own end-product solutions that meet applicable functional safety standards and requirements. Nonetheless, such components are subject to these terms.

No TI components are authorized for use in FDA Class III (or similar life-critical medical equipment) unless authorized officers of the parties have executed a special agreement specifically governing such use.

Only those TI components which TI has specifically designated as military grade or “enhanced plastic” are designed and intended for use in military/aerospace applications or environments. You acknowledge and agree that any military or aerospace use of TI components which have not been so designated is solely at your own risk, and that you are solely responsible for compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements in connection with such use.

TI has specifically designated certain components as meeting ISO/TS16949 requirements, mainly for automotive use. In any case of use of non-designated products, TI will not be responsible for any failure to meet ISO/TS16949.

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Educational Technology

Certain TI products, calculators, and educational solutions (collectively, “Educational Technology Products”) are sold subject to TI’s terms and conditions of sale for Educational Technology Products. TI warrants performance of Educational Technology Products in accordance with the warranty in TI’s terms and conditions of sale for Educational Technology Products or product packaging, as applicable. TI strongly encourages customers to purchase Educational Technology Products either directly from TI or from its authorized distributors. Additional Service Terms pertaining to Educational Technology Products may apply.

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Privacy and Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of TI Services, to understand our practices. Please review our Service Terms and other policies posted on this site. These terms and policies also govern your use of TI Services. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, Service Terms, and these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice to you. Any change in these terms will be prospective only, unless retroactive effect is legally required. Your continued use of this site will constitute your acceptance of any new or amended terms. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

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Copyright Complaints

To be effective under 17 U.S.C. § 512, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent of a service provider that includes substantially the following:

  • a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

TI’s Designated Agent for a notification of claimed infringement can be reached as follows:

Designated Agent
Texas Instruments Incorporated
12500 TI Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75243
USA
e-mail: copyright@list.ti.com
Tel: 972-995-2011

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General

Any claim relating to TI Services will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without reference to its conflict-of-laws principles. Any dispute arising out of or related to your use of this site will be brought in, and you hereby consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in, the state and federal courts sitting in Dallas County, Texas. You agree to waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non-conveniens and agree that process may be served in a manner authorized by applicable law or court rule.

TI operates or manages this site from its offices within the United States. TI makes no representations that TI Services referenced on this site are appropriate or available for use in other areas of the world. Those who access this site from locations outside the United States are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Where TI has provided you with a translation of the English language version of information on TI websites, you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the applicable English language versions will govern your relationship with TI. If there is any contradiction between the English language version of information on TI websites and the translation, the English language version will take precedence.

Certain TI Services (including TI products, certain TI technical data, and related technology) may be controlled by the export control laws and regulations of the United States and other applicable non-U.S. government agencies (the “Export Controls”), and you agree not to export or re-export, or allow the export or re-export of any export controlled items in violation of the Export Controls. You hereby represent that (i) you are not an entity or person to whom provision of any export controlled item is restricted or prohibited by the Export Controls; and (ii) you will not export, re-export, or otherwise transfer any export-controlled items in violation of U.S. sanction programs or export control regulations to (a) any country, or national, or resident of any country, subject to a United States trade embargo, (b) any person or entity to whom shipment is restricted or prohibited by the Export Controls, or (c) anyone who is engaged in activities related to the design, development, production, or use of nuclear materials, nuclear facilities, nuclear weapons, missiles or chemical or biological weapons.


Effective Date: September 18, 2014

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