Westcon Copyrighted Materials Policy

Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Statement

Internet Use Policy for Westcon Copyrighted Materials and Trademarks

Westcon Trademarks Policy

Westcon Group, Inc. ("Westcon") produces work product which creates value for our vendors and customers. This work product requires a significant amount of time and effort and is protected under the copyright law of the United States and many other nations.

This Westcon Copyrighted Materials Policy describes conduct that would qualify as copyright infringement.

Should you have further questions regarding the use of Westcon copyrights, please contact legal@westcon.com for more information.

Copyright protects original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright infringement occurs when any one or more of the following rights is violated:

  1. reproduction;
  2. adaptation;
  3. distribution to the public;
  4. performance in public; or
  5. display in public.

A copyright may be infringed when a new work or a modification of an existing work, known as a derivative work, is created from a copyrighted work. A "derivative work" is based upon a pre-existing work in which the pre-existing work is changed, condensed, recast, transformed, or otherwise adapted. If the pre-existing or underlying work is a protected work under copyright law, one who wishes to exploit the derivative work must obtain a license from the owner of the copyright in the underlying work or works. Thus, modification of Westcon copyrighted materials without explicit permission constitutes infringement.

Unless you receive express permission from an authorized Westcon representative, you may NOT:

  • Copy, distribute, or reproduce Westcon materials in any form
  • Modify or create derivative works by using Westcon materials as the basis
  • Modify or create works in a way that seems to suggest such works were originally created or endorsed by Westcon
  • Imitate color schemes or the overall appearance of Westcon materials
  • Use Westcon icons as graphic elements in another work

Permission To Use Inquires

To request permission to use Westcon copyrighted materials, please contact legal@westcon.com for further information.

Disclaimer

Both this policy and all other Westcon trademark and copyright policies are subject to change at any time and without notice.

This Policy document is not intended to serve as legal advice. Consult your attorney if you have questions regarding your legal rights or duties.

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Statement

This website may contain materials posted by third parties. If you believe that any materials on this website infringe any copyright or other intellectual property interest, please provide Westcon Group’s Copyright and Intellectual Property Agent, Seth Shaifer, with the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property interest that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website;
  4. your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or other intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or other intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or other intellectual property owner's behalf.

Contact Info

Legal Department
Westcon Group, Inc.
520 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Note

The contact information above is provided exclusively to notify the service provider of copyright infringement, and should not be used for inquiries unrelated to copyright infringement (e.g. requests for technical assistance or customer service).

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Internet Use Policy for Westcon Copyrighted Materials and Trademarks

The Internet has greatly increased our ability to share information. This increase in connectivity had created newer risks to intellectual property rights and "brands" in general. As a result of new technology and the availability of information, there are more ways one may, either intentionally or not, infringe upon copyrighted material and trademarks.

Westcon Group, Inc. ("Westcon") has published this Internet Use Policy for Westcon Copyrighted Materials and to ensure the sufficient protection of Westcon’s brands, content, logos, trademarks, service marks, copyrighted materials.

Should you have further questions regarding the use of Westcon copyrighted materials and trademarks on the Internet, please contact legal@westcon.com for more information.

Without prior written consent from an authorized Westcon representative, you may NOT engage in the following activities with respect to Westcon’s copyrighted materials and trademarks:

  • Creating links that seemingly portraying work created by Westcon as work created a third-party. For purposes of this policy, "links" refers to any means by which separate website are connected, including but not limited to, hyperlinks or deeplinks.
  • Creating links that seemingly imply an affiliation, endorsement, sponsorship or any other association between Westcon and a third-party.
  • Creating links with the potential to defame, disparage, or otherwise damage Westcon’s reputation and/or the reputation of Westcon’s employees, partners, vendors, or related companies.
  • Creating a domain name that employs, incorporates, or otherwise references the name "Westcon" (or any other Westcon trademarks) as all or party of that domain name. For example, never create a domain name like www.westconresellers.com.
  • Creating frames on any Westcon website or content. For purposes of this policy, "frames" refers to linking methods by which users may view connected webpages through a frame created on an original webpage.
  • Creating new content that qualifies as a derivative work of Westcon copyrighted materials. For the purposes of this policy, "Derivative works" are "new" works based on modifications, embellishments, or the recasting of a pre-existing copyrighted work.
  • Creating or using Westcon trademarks on third-party websites. For example, you may never put the Westcon logo on your website without first receiving Westcon’s prior authorization.
  • Creating meta-tags to Westcon or any Westcon trademarks in any website. For purposes of this policy, "meta-tags" refer HTML insertions that optimize search engine requests.
  • Re-hosting Westcon webpages, applications, or content. For purposes of this policy, "re-hosting" refers to any activity with the effect of presenting a copy of a Westcon webpage on another server.

Disclaimer

Both this policy and all other Westcon trademark and copyright policies are subject to change at any time and without notice.

This Policy document is not intended to serve as legal advice. Consult your attorney if you have questions regarding your legal rights or duties.

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Westcon Trademarks Policy

The "Westcon" name has become synonymous with high quality products and services and Westcon’s trademarks and trade names are valuable assets. Westcon actively guards against violations of its trademarks in order to protect its identification in the marketplace. Westcon does understand that third-parties have some legitimate needs to associate themselves with Westcon and use the Westcon marks to show affiliation.

Without written permission from Westcon, you may not use Westcon’s trademarks, service marks, or names in a manner that suggests affiliation or association with Westcon. Only those individuals and entities with written permission from Westcon are allowed to use Westcon’s trademarks in accordance with the terms of the approved license.

Westcon currently employs many different trademarks. Our trademarks may exist in a variety of forms, including the following, without limitation, Letters, Words, Logos and Designs, Images and Colors, Slogans, Product Shapes and Packaging, and Sound.

Westcon understands that the use of Westcon trademarks, excluding any Westcon logos, may be necessary to refer to Westcon’s products or services. Any of these uses must be accurate and descriptive in nature and comply with this Policy and these Guidelines.

Without permission, you may NOT:

  • Use a Westcon trademark or name in a way that might confuse a user about the origin of a product, service, or other offering.
  • Use a Westcon trademark or name as part of a name of copy, product, service, solution, technology, or program.
  • Use a Westcon trademark or name in a way that dilutes, defames, disparages, or otherwise damages Westcon’s reputation.
  • Use any trademark or name in a way that is confusingly similar to a Westcon trademark or name.
  • Copy or otherwise imitate any Westcon trade dress, type style, logo, product, or packaging.
  • Copy or otherwise imitating the look, design, or overall visual impression of any Westcon website, blog, or other material.
  • Register domain names that use any Westcon trademark or name, and/or applying for a registration for a trademark or name that is confusingly similar to a Westcon trademark or name.

To avoid infringement of any Westcon trademark, you may NEVER engage in the following activities with respect to trademarks UNLESS you receive express authorization from Westcon beforehand:

  • Using a Westcon trademark or name to imply an affiliation or association between Westcon and a third-party.
  • Using any Westcon corporate logo or other trademark (or trade name) in any third-party materials.

Permissible Use Guidelines

Should Westcon permit you to use a Westcon trademark or trade name in some way, these additional guidelines must be followed:

  • Use the ® or ™ symbol in connection with any Westcon trademark and the following acknowledgment of Westcon’s ownership of its marks and/or logos: "[insert permissible mark] is a/are registered trademark[s] or trademark[s] of Westcon Group, Inc., and/or its affiliates in the United States, European Union and certain other countries."
  • Never alter, adapt, animate, or otherwise transform any Westcon trademark or name. This includes abbreviations, shortenings, hyphenations, combinations with other letters or numbers, combinations with other logos or designs, incorrect spellings and capitalizations.
  • The Westcon name or Westcon trademarks should be visually distinguishable from a third-party name and any associated products and services. Never use a Westcon trademark or name as a visual focal point, or make it appear more prominent that any other name.
  • Do not place a Westcon trademark or name beside a third-party name, or a third-party product or service, or use it as a part of another product, service, solution, or program name.
  • All references to Westcon or use of any Westcon trademark or name must be truthful and accurate, and the nature of the relationship between Westcon and any third party must be made clear.
  • Only use a Westcon trademark or name as an adjective qualifying a noun, and a Westcon trademarks or names may not be used in a plural or possessive form.

Should you have further questions regarding the use of Westcon copyrighted materials and trademarks, please contact legal@westcon.com for further information.

Permission To Use Inquires

To request permission to use Westcon trademarks, please contact legal@westcon.com for more information.

Disclaimer

Both this policy and all other Westcon trademark and copyright policies are subject to change at any time and without notice.

This Policy document is not intended to serve as legal advice. Consult your attorney if you have questions regarding your legal rights or duties.

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