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You may use information on Apple products and services (such as data sheets, knowledge base articles, and similar materials) purposely made available by Apple for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.
Your Use of the Site
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You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any Apple server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.
You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any other customer of Apple, including any Apple account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.
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You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to Apple on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.
Purchases; Other Terms and Conditions
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Apple may make changes to any products or services offered on the Site, or to the applicable prices for any such products or services, at any time, without notice. The materials on the Site with respect to products and services may be out of date, and Apple makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such products and services.
The following terms also govern and apply to your use of the Site, and they are incorporated herein by this reference:
- Guidelines for Using Apple Trademarks & Copyrights
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- Claims of Copyright Infringement
- Counterfeit Products
- Apple’s Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy
- Software License Information
- Legal Contacts
Each of these policies may be changed from time to time and are effective immediately upon posting such changes on the Site.
Accounts, Passwords and Security
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You may not use anyone else’s Apple ID, password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that Apple ID, password or account. Apple cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
Links to Other Sites and to the Apple Site
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Limitation of Liability
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Governing Law; Dispute Resolution
Void Where Prohibited
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You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation United States export laws and regulations.
Apple provides access to Apple international data and, therefore, may contain references or cross references to Apple products, programs and services that are not announced in your country. Such reference does not imply that Apple in your country intends to announce such products, programs or services.
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Updated by The Apple Legal Team on Nov. 20, 2009