Online Terms of Use

The terms and conditions set forth below (the "terms") govern your use of AUTOMATE.ORG (the "site") owned by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), and are legally binding. If you do not agree with any of these terms, do not access or otherwise use this site or any information contained herein.

General Use Restrictions

All information, documents, products and services provided on this site (the "materials") are provided by A3 or its respective members, manufacturers, developers and vendors (the "third party providers"), and are the copyrighted work of A3 and/or the third party providers, as applicable.

A3 and its licensors grant to you the limited right to download and print portions of the materials on this site, provided that such use is solely for your personal or internal, non-commercial informational use and is not copied, published, broadcast in any media or otherwise redistributed. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, alter or enhance any of the materials. In addition, you agree not to mirror any materials contained on this site on any other server without advanced written authorization of A3. The limited license set forth herein terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these terms. Upon termination of this limited license, you agree to immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials. Inquiries regarding all other uses of the materials should be made by telephoning +1 734-994-6088.

Except as stated herein, you agree that you have no right, title or interest in or to the materials, without the advance written authorization of A3 or the applicable third party provider. You further agree that no part of the site, including trademarks, logos, graphics or images, may be copied or retransmitted in any way, in whole or in part, without the advance written authorization of A3.

Third Party Content Disclaimer

You acknowledge that the materials provided by third party providers have not been independently verified or authenticated in whole or in part by A3, and agree that A3 does not and shall not provide, sell, license, or lease any of the materials, except as expressly set forth herein. Specifically, stock quotes and historical data regarding the stock performance and other financial data contained in press releases regarding certain companies (collectively, the "financial information") are not reviewed by A3 prior to posting on the site. You acknowledge that the financial information is for informational purposes only, and is based on content provided by third party providers. You acknowledge and agree that the financial information is not intended to be relied upon for transactional purposes. Reference to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by A3. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of A3.

In your use of the site, you may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers, members or sponsors showing their goods and/or services on the site. Any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and/or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such correspondence or promotions, are solely between you and the applicable third party. You agree that A3 assumes no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.

Links to Third Party Sites

This site may be linked to other sites which are not under the control of or maintained by A3. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by A3 of those sites. You acknowledge that A3 is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and agree that A3 is not responsible for the content of those sites.

Password Restricted Areas of the Site

Certain areas of the site are password restricted. You agree that you are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your or your employees' password and account information, if any, and agree to notify A3 if the password is lost, stolen, disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or is otherwise compromised. You agree that you are entirely responsible for any and all activities which occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify A3 of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you.


Unless otherwise stated herein, or in the privacy policy, you agree that any information provided by you in connection with this site is provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis. You agree that A3 shall be free to use or disseminate such information on an unrestricted basis for any purpose. You acknowledge that your unauthorized use of any materials contained on this site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and certain communications statutes and regulations, and agree that your use of the site will comply with all applicable laws. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the information that you submit, and you, not A3, have full responsibility for such information, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright. You agree not to submit or transmit any information which is false, malicious, misleading, obscene or which violates the rights of others. A3 reserves the right to monitor content on the site and remove any content at its sole discretion. You agree to indemnify and hold A3 harmless from and against any and all costs, expenses, and damage arising from your use of the site, or use under your password and account information. You acknowledge that A3 shall have the right to terminate the limited licenses contained in these terms in the event that you provide any false or misleading information.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Unless otherwise explicitly stated, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the materials on Robotics Online are provided "as is" and all conditions, representations and warranties, whether expressly implied, statutory or otherwise, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third party rights, are hereby disclaimed. A3, for itself, its parent and sister organizations and each of the third party providers, makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees as to the quality, suitability, fitness for a particular purpose, truth, accuracy, or completeness of any of the materials contained or companies represented on the site. Any questions regarding the materials should be directed to the third party providers of such materials.

Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, A3 shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using, modifying, contributing, copying, distributing or downloading the materials or for engaging in any business transactions with third party providers found on this site. In no event shall A3 be liable for any indirect, extraordinary, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including loss of data, revenue, profits, use or other economic advantage) however arising, whether for breach or in tort, even if A3 has been previously advised of the possibility of such damage.

You agree that you have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with the site and will not make a claim of any nature against A3 for lost data, time, inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from the use of the site or its materials.

You agree to hold A3 entirely harmless from and you covenant not to sue A3 or its affiliates, successors or assigns for any claims related to this site.

Local Laws; Export Control

A3 controls and operates this site from its headquarters in the United States of America (U.S.) and makes no representation that these materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this site from outside the U.S., you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws including but not limited to the export and import regulations of other countries in relation to the materials.

You acknowledge and agree that materials may be subject to the U.S. Export Administration Laws and Regulations, and that diversion of such materials contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. You agree that none of the materials, nor any direct product there from, is being or will be acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals, nor be used for nuclear activities, chemical biological weapons, or missile projects, unless specifically authorized by the U.S. Government for such purposes. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required.


You acknowledge and agree that this site may include certain inaccuracies or typographical errors which may affect the quality of the materials. In addition, you agree that A3 and the third party providers may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services, programs, and prices described in this site, if any, at any time without notice, and further agree that A3 can revise these terms at any time without notice by updating this posting. You agree that your continued use of the site constitutes your acceptance of such revised terms.

Any action related to these terms will be governed by Michigan law and controlling U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts located in Washtenaw County, in the State of Michigan, for the resolution of all disputes arising from or related to these terms and/or your use of the site.

If any provision of these terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties, with all other provisions remaining in full force and effect. The failure of A3 to enforce any right or provision in these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by A3 in writing. The terms comprise the entire agreement between you and A3 and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.

Copyrights and Notification of Claims of Infringement

A3 respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us immediately at the address below:

Association for Advancing Automation
900 Victors Way, Suite 140
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 USA
Telephone: +1 734-994-6088
Fax: +1 734-994-3338
[email protected]