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Terms of Use and Legal Information

Welcome to the SAS Web site from SAS Institute ("SAS"). Access to, and use of, the information contained in this Web site are subject to the terms and conditions listed below. Please read this information carefully. Your use of this Web site signifies your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions.

SAS reserves the right to make changes or updates to this Web site, the products or programs described in this Web site, or these terms and conditions at any time without further notice. Your continued use of this Web site following such changes signifies your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.


Copyright © 2003 SAS Institute Inc., SAS Campus Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27513, USA. All rights reserved.

Use of Web Site

You are hereby authorized by SAS to view, download, copy and print documents and the graphics incorporated therein ("materials") from this Web site subject to the following restrictions: 1) the materials may be used solely by you for your own personal informational, educational or other non-commercial purposes; 2) all copies you make must include any copyright or other proprietary notices originally shown or included in the materials; 3) you may not modify any of the materials found at this Web site nor attempt to pass off any materials found at this Web site as your own; 4) you may not use, reproduce or publicly display or perform, or distribute any of the materials within this Web site for any commercial or public purpose, unless SAS Institute Inc. has given you prior written consent to do so; 5) you also may not "mirror" or "frame" any portions of this Web site in any other environment with out prior written consent from SAS Institute Inc.

SAS reserves the right to terminate the access of any user in its discretion, including users that do not observe these terms and conditions and who infringe or otherwise violate the rights of others.

Accounts, Passwords and Security

If any of the services provided on this Web site requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, accurate and complete information as requested on the applicable registration form. You further agree to maintain and promptly update such information to keep it current, accurate and complete. If you are using the services on behalf of your employer, you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms of Use on your employer's behalf. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password(s). You acknowledge and agree that certain services may provide password-restricted access to customer information such as names and certain products. By using this Web site and registering for such services, you consent to SAS' display of such information via the services and accept all risks of unauthorized access to such information. You are also fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify SAS immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password. SAS will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by SAS or any other party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

Use of Software

Any computer software which may be downloaded or is otherwise available from this Web site is licensed subject to either the written license agreement between you and SAS or the click-on license which you agree to at the time of download or use. Software to which either of these licenses is applicable is subject to the terms of its associated license agreement only, unless expressly stated otherwise.

However, if neither a written license nor a click-on license is available, your use of the software will be subject to the following conditions: 1) you may not use, reproduce, record, publish, publicly exhibit or distribute any software made available on this Web site without SAS' express prior written consent; 2) you are granted a personal, non-exclusive license to use such software subject to the above restrictions; 3) such software is subject to all Warranties and Disclaimers as set forth below; 4) except as expressly granted elsewhere, SAS Institute Inc. and its licensors reserve all rights, title and interest in and relating to such software.

Restricted Rights Legend

Software and accompanying documentation are provided to the U.S. government in a transaction subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulations with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure of the software by the government is subject to restrictions as set forth in FAR 52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights (June 1987). The Contractor/Licensor is SAS Institute Inc., located at SAS Campus Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27513.

Warranties and Disclaimers



Worldwide Availability

The information published on this Web site may contain direct or indirect references to products, programs or services that may not be available worldwide. Such references should not be taken as an indication that said products, programs or services are available or will be made available in your country. You should contact your local sales office for specific information on the products, programs and services available to you.

Third-Party Materials on this Web site

This Web site may contain materials from third parties, including software in executable or source code form ("Third-Party Materials"). All third-party materials contained in this Web site are subject to the Warranties and Disclaimers set forth above.

Copyright Complaints

SAS respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us of your claim of infringement by sending the following written information to SAS' designated Copyright Agent:
  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site, including the URL and date on which the material was displayed;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

SAS' Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site is Patricia L. Brown, who can be reached as follows:

Patricia L. Brown
Assistant General Counsel
SAS Institute Inc.
SAS Campus Drive
Cary, North Carolina 27513
e-mail: Patricia.Brown@sas.com

Links to Third-Party Web Sites

Any links to third-party Web sites found within this Web site are provided solely as an added convenience to you. SAS has neither reviewed the contents of these third-party Web sites nor does SAS claim any responsibility for the content or suitability of these third-party Web sites.


Except where expressly provided otherwise by SAS, all comments, feedback, information or materials submitted to SAS through or in associations with this Web site shall be considered non-confidential and the property of SAS. By submitting any comments, information, materials or other feedback to SAS, you agree to a no-charge assignment to SAS of any rights, title and interest to the comments, information, materials or other feedback. Subject to the SAS Privacy Statement, SAS shall be free to use such comments, information, materials or other feedback without restriction.

Unsolicited User Submissions

Neither SAS nor any of its employees accept or consider unsolicited submissions of ideas of any kind from outside parties. Therefore, please do not send any unsolicited original materials, concepts or ideas to anyone at SAS either through this Web site or via any other means of communication.

However, should you chose to ignore this request, please be advised that any unsolicited information or material sent to SAS or any SAS employee will be deemed NOT to be confidential. Your submission of any unsolicited information or material grants to SAS an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute that information or material and any underlying intellectual property. In addition SAS is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purposes. The SAS Privacy Statement will govern the disclosure of your name or any other personal information related to any such submissions.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to us from this Web site any unlawful, obscene, pornographic, libelous, defamatory, threatening, or other material that would violate any law.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Web site is controlled by SAS from its offices in Cary, North Carolina, United States of America. All matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Web site shall be governed by U.S. federal law or the laws of the State of North Carolina. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to, or use of, this Web site shall be instituted in a state or federal court in Raleigh or Wake County, North Carolina. You and SAS agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.

You may not access, download, use or export the information, software, products or services contained on this Web site in violation of U.S. export laws or regulations, or in violation of any applicable local laws or regulations.

Trademark Information

SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration.

SAS is a licensed user of M•CAM® technology. SAS is a licensed user of SmartTextTM. M•CAM®, SmartTextTM and CompassTM are registered trademarks or trademarks of M•CAM Inc. ® indicates USA registration.

DataFlux and all other DataFlux Corporation product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of, or licensed to, DataFlux Corporation in the USA and other countries.

Adobe and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

See a Complete List of SAS Trademarks.
Third-Party Guide for Referencing SAS Trademarks.

Current Export Designation

SAS Institute Inc., its subsidiaries, distributors and agents ("SAS Representatives") must export products in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States of America. SAS maintains export policies to ensure our compliance with such export laws and regulations. A chart summarizing the Export Control Classification Number that has been assigned to SAS products, along with a license designation, can be found at support.sas.com/adminservices/export.html. Each customer must comply with any export restrictions relating to end users of the software.

Legal Contacts

If you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of SAS trademarks, questions regarding SAS copyrighted materials or any other questions regarding these terms and conditions, contact the SAS Legal Department by e-mail at legalWeb@sas.com.

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