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General Terms


You are authorized to download one copy of the material on this Web site on one computer for your personal, non-commercial use only. In doing so, you may not remove or in any way alter any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notice. Except as allowed in the preceding sentence, you may not modify, copy, distribute, republish, commercially exploit, or upload any of the material on the Web site without the prior written consent of Perfect Waters. No intellectual property or other rights in and to this Web site or its contents, other than the limited right to use set forth above, are transferred to you.

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To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, Perfect Waters and its employees, agents, suppliers, and contractors shall in no event be liable for any claims, charges, and contractors damages, liabilities, losses, and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising, including, without limitation any compensatory, incidental, direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a computer or electronic virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind of character, even if Perfect Waters has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Web site, or any Web site with which it is linked. You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as you consider necessary.


Indemnification


You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Perfect Waters from and against any and all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses, and liabilities of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the costs of defending or prosecuting any claim and any loss of profit, goodwill, and any other direct or consequential loss) incurred or suffered by Perfect Waters directly or indirectly by reason of any act or omission which you commit in breach of these terms and conditions and the obligations and warranties contained in them.


In addition, Perfect Waters adheres to and will aggressively prosecute any violations of the following Economic Espionage Act of 1996 with respect to its properties:

 

Economic Espionage Act of 1996

 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Economic Espionage Act of 1996'.
TITLE I--PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS
SEC. 101. PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS.
(a) IN GENERAL- Title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 89 the following:
CHAPTER 90--PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS
`Sec.
    `1831. Economic espionage.
    `1832. Theft of trade secrets.
    `1833. Exceptions to prohibitions.
    `1834. Criminal forfeiture.
    `1835. Orders to preserve confidentiality.
    `1836. Civil proceedings to enjoin violations.
    `1837. Conduct outside the United States.
    `1838. Construction with other laws.
    `1839. Definitions.
`Sec. 1831. Economic espionage
`(a) IN GENERAL- Whoever, intending or knowing that the offense will benefit any foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent, knowingly--
`(1) steals, or without authorization appropriates, takes, carries away, or conceals, or by fraud, artifice, or deception obtains a trade secret;
`(2) without authorization copies, duplicates, sketches, draws, photographs, downloads, uploads, alters, destroys, photocopies, replicates, transmits, delivers, sends, mails, communicates, or conveys a trade secret;
`(3) receives, buys, or possesses a trade secret, knowing the same to have been stolen or appropriated, obtained, or converted without authorization;
`(4) attempts to commit any offense described in any of paragraphs (1) through (3); or
`(5) conspires with one or more other persons to commit any offense described in any of paragraphs (1) through (3), and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, shall, except as provided in subsection (b), be fined not more than $500,000 or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both.
`(b) ORGANIZATIONS- Any organization that commits any offense described in subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $10,000,000.
`Sec. 1832. Theft of trade secrets
`(a) Whoever, with intent to convert a trade secret, that is related to or included in a product that is produced for or placed in interstate or foreign commerce, to the economic benefit of anyone other than the owner thereof, and intending or knowing that the offense will, injure any owner of that trade secret, knowingly--
`(1) steals, or without authorization appropriates, takes, carries away, or conceals, or by fraud, artifice, or deception obtains such information;
`(2) without authorization copies, duplicates, sketches, draws, photographs, downloads, uploads, alters, destroys, photocopies, replicates, transmits, delivers, sends, mails, communicates, or conveys such information;
`(3) receives, buys, or possesses such information, knowing the same to have been stolen or appropriated, obtained, or converted without authorization;
`(4) attempts to commit any offense described in paragraphs (1) through (3); or
`(5) conspires with one or more other persons to commit any offense described in paragraphs (1) through (3), and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, shall, except as provided in subsection (b), be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
`(b) Any organization that commits any offense described in subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $5,000,000.
`Sec. 1833. Exceptions to prohibitions
`This chapter does not prohibit--
`(1) any otherwise lawful activity conducted by a governmental entity of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision of a State; or
`(2) the reporting of a suspected violation of law to any governmental entity of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision of a State, if such entity has lawful authority with respect to that violation.
`Sec. 1834. Criminal forfeiture
`(a) The court, in imposing sentence on a person for a violation of this chapter, shall order, in addition to any other sentence imposed, that the person forfeit to the United States--
`(1) any property constituting, or derived from, any proceeds the person obtained, directly or indirectly, as the result of such violation; and
`(2) any of the person's property used, or intended to be used, in any manner or part, to commit or facilitate the commission of such violation, if the court in its discretion so determines, taking into consideration the nature, scope, and proportionality of the use of the property in the offense.
`(b) Property subject to forfeiture under this section, any seizure and disposition thereof, and any administrative or judicial proceeding in relation thereto, shall be governed by section 413 of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 853), except for subsections (d) and (j) of such section, which shall not apply to forfeitures under this section.
`Sec. 1835. Orders to preserve confidentiality
`In any prosecution or other proceeding under this chapter, the court shall enter such orders and take such other action as may be necessary and appropriate to preserve the confidentiality of trade secrets, consistent with the requirements of the Federal Rules of Criminal and Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and all other applicable laws. An interlocutory appeal by the United States shall lie from a decision or order of a district court authorizing or directing the disclosure of any trade secret.
`Sec. 1836. Civil proceedings to enjoin violations
`(a) The Attorney General may, in a civil action, obtain appropriate injunctive relief against any violation of this section.
`(b) The district courts of the United States shall have exclusive original jurisdiction of civil actions under this subsection.
`Sec. 1837. Applicability to conduct outside the United States
This chapter also applies to conduct occurring outside the United States if--
`(1) the offender is a natural person who is a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States, or an organization organized under the laws of the United States or a State or political subdivision thereof; or
`(2) an act in furtherance of the offense was committed in the United States.
`Sec. 1838. Construction with other laws
`This chapter shall not be construed to preempt or displace any other remedies, whether civil or criminal, provided by United States Federal, State, commonwealth, possession, or territory law for the misappropriation of a trade secret, or to affect the otherwise lawful disclosure of information by any Government employee under section 552 of title 5 (commonly known as the Freedom of Information Act).
`Sec. 1839. Definitions
`As used in this chapter--
`(1) the term `foreign instrumentality' means any agency, bureau, ministry, component, institution, association, or any legal, commercial, or business organization, corporation, firm, or entity that is substantially owned, controlled, sponsored, commanded, managed, or dominated by a foreign government;
`(2) the term `foreign agent' means any officer, employee, proxy, servant, delegate, or representative of a foreign government;
`(3) the term `trade secret' means all forms and types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information, including patterns, plans, compilations, program devices, formulas, designs, prototypes, methods, techniques, processes, procedures, programs, or codes, whether tangible or intangible, and whether or how stored, compiled, or memorialized physically, electronically, graphically, photographically, or in writing if--
`(A) the owner thereof has taken reasonable measures to keep such information secret; and
`(B) the information derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable through proper means by, the public; and
`(4) the term `owner', with respect to a trade secret, means the person or entity in whom or in which rightful legal or equitable title to, or license in, the trade secret is reposed.'.
(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of chapters at the beginning part I of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to chapter 89 the following:
1831'.
(c) REPORTS- Not later than 2 years and 4 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall report to Congress on the amounts received and distributed from fines for offenses under this chapter deposited in the Crime Victims Fund established by section 1402 of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601).
 
Passed by Congress:  October 2, 1996 
Signed into law by President Clinton:  October 11, 1996

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