Terms of Use

By utilizing the DII website, you consent to the collection and use of your information in accordance with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use (“Terms”), and represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind yourself or the company, organization, government, or other legal entity that you are employed by, are the agent for, represent or are associated with or acting on behalf of, to these Terms.

As noted below, DII reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time. Modifications to these Terms will be posted on this page, and use of the DII website following any such modifications constitutes your express acceptance of the revised Terms then in effect.

This web site and its content and features and all information, services, software, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets and other products or services ordered or provided (collectively, this “Site”) is a service made available by DII and may be used solely under these Terms.

  1. DII Intellectual Property and User Submitted Content. All content and functionality on the Site and other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Site by anyone, including text, graphics, logos, photos, button icons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, and software and the selection and arrangement thereof (the “DII Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) are the exclusive property of DII or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the DII name or any of the Trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features or any confusingly similar. By submitting, posting or displaying any content, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, advertisements, messages or other materials (“User Submitted Content”) on the Site, you grant DII an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free, sublicensable, assignable and transferable right to display, use, reproduce, publish, alter, and manipulate, in whole or in part, via any medium, and by whatever means, the User Submitted Content for any purpose. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any User Submitted Content that you submit.

  2. Limited License. DII grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the DII Content and the User Submitted Content that is provided to you by DII as part of the services associated with the Site. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Site as provided by DII, in the manner permitted by these Terms. DII authorizes you, subject to these Terms, to access and use the Site and the DII Content and to download and print a single copy of the content available on or from DII or the Site. The DII Content and the User Submitted Content may be accesses, used or downloaded solely for your personal, non-commercial use only. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may use the User Submitted Content that you have yourself submitted to the Site in any manner and for any purpose without licensing restrictions from DII. You acquire absolutely no rights or licenses in or to the Site including any materials contained within the Site other than the limited right to utilize the Site in accordance with these Terms. Should you choose to download or otherwise use content from the Site, you must do so in accordance with these Terms.

  3. Restrictions on Use. You must respect DII’s ownership and rights in the DII Content, the User Submitted Content and Trademarks. You will not: (a) change or delete any proprietary notices from materials printed or downloaded from the Site; (b) refer to or attribute any information to DII or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, websites) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party; (c) use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, DII or its licensors; (d) modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us, unless you are expressly permitted to do so under an open source license or we give you express written permission; (e) copy or adapt the HTML code used to generate web pages on the Site; (f) use or attempt to use engines, manual or automated software, tools, devices, agents, scripts robots or other means, devices, mechanisms or processes (including, but not limited to, browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate, search, access, “scrape,” “crawl,” or “spider” any web pages or any services provided on the Sites other than the search engine and search agents available from DII on the Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari); or (g) aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the DII Content.

  4. Site Intellectual Property Protection. The Site is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. The Site is also protected as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws and treaties. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on the Site. You agree to comply with all reasonable requests from DII or its suppliers and licensors of content, equipment, or otherwise to protect their and others’ contractual, statutory, and common law rights in the Site. You agree to notify DII in writing promptly upon becoming aware of any unauthorized access or use of the Site by any individual or entity or of any claim that the Site infringes upon any copyright, trademark, or other contractual, statutory, or common law rights.

  5. DII Reservation of Rights. DII reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any User Submitted Content in its sole discretion. We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any User Submitted Content on the Site, to suspend or terminate users, and to reclaim usernames. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of DII, its users and the public.

  6. User Restrictions and Responsibilities. You must be 18 years of age or older and not a convicted sex offender to visit or use the Site in any manner. If you are under the age of 18 or the age of majority as that is defined in your jurisdiction, you must use the Site under the supervision of a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult. You are responsible for your use of the Site, for any content you post to the Site, and for any consequences thereof. You should only provide content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms. You are responsible for your use of the Site, for any content you post to the Site, and for any consequences thereof. You should only provide content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, any content uploaded by you, and your passwords, as applicable. Do not share your password or other account access information with any other party, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You are responsible for all uses of your DII registrations and passwords, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify DII of any unauthorized use of your account or passwords. DII cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.

  7. Registration. You agree to provide accurate and complete registration information, and it is your responsibility to inform DII of any changes to that information. Each registration is for a single individual only, unless specifically designated otherwise on the registration page. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use and for maintaining the confidentiality of your account. You must notify DII immediately if you believe there has been unauthorized use.

  8. Use of the Site. You agree not to make any unauthorized use of the Site. You must respect the rights and integrity of others. You will not: (a) post content or take any action on the Site that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law; (b) post content that is hate speech or hateful, harassing, incites harassment or advocates harassment of any group, company, or individual, or is defamatory, libelous, implicitly or explicitly offensive, vulgar, obscene, threatening, abusive, racist, discriminatory, of a menacing character, likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience, embarrassment, anxiety, contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence, contains pornographic, indecent or sexually explicit material of any kind, or contains material that exploits people in a sexual, incites or is violent or other manner, as determined by DII in its sole discretion; (c) post anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information on the Site; (d) bully, intimidate, or harass any user; (e) develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol-related, dating or other mature content (including advertisements) without appropriate age-based restrictions; (f) collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access the Site, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission; or (g) contact other users in any manner or for any purpose other than that which is expected, solicit login information or other personal information from any other user, or send unsolicited mail or email, make unsolicited phone calls or send unsolicited faxes to any user.


  9. Third Party Content. DII disclaims all liability for any third party content or communications that may appear on this Site, may be accessible via links from this Site, or any communications directed to you from any third party directly or indirectly in connection with this Site (collectively, “Third Party Content”), or any actions you may take or refrain from taking as a result of any Third Party Content. You are solely responsible for assessing and verifying the identity and trustworthiness of the source and content of any Third Party Content. DII assumes no responsibility for verifying, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, the identity or trustworthiness of the source or content of any Third Party Content. DII shall not be responsible for and assumes no liability for any infringement, mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any Third Party Content appearing on this Site or elsewhere. You understand that the information and opinions in the Third Party Content is neither endorsed by nor does it reflect the belief or opinion of DII. Further, information and opinions provided by employees and agents of DII in interactive areas are not necessarily endorsed by DII and do not necessarily represent the beliefs and opinions of DII.

  10. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that your intellectual property right is infringed by any content on the Site, please send to DII a written statement that contains: (a) identification of the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Site; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of the right. DII will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512©(3)).

  11. Linking to this Site. You may provide links to this Site, provided that (a) you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, any portion of this Site, including any advertisements, terms of use or service, copyright notice, and other notices on this Site, (b) you immediately deactivate and discontinue providing links to this Site if requested by DII, and (c) DII may deactivate any link(s) at its discretion.

  12. No Solicitation. You shall not distribute on or through this Site any postings containing any advertising, promotion, solicitation for goods, services or funds or solicitation for others to become members of any enterprise or organization without the express written permission of DII. The foregoing will not apply to the approved job listings forum on the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in any interactive areas of this Site, where appropriate you (a) may list along with your name, address and email address, your own web site’s URL and (b) may recommend third party web sites, goods or services so long as you have no financial interest in and receive no direct or indirect benefit from such recommended web site, product or service or its recommendation. In no event may any person or entity solicit anyone with data retrieved from this Site.

  13. Errors and Corrections. DII does not represent or warrant that this Site is or will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected or that it will always be accessible. DII does not warrant or represent that the Site will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. DII may make improvements and/or changes to the Site’s features, functionality or content at any time.

  14. DISCLAIMER. USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. DII EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. DII DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THIS SITE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) THIRD PARTY CONTENT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREFROM, (C) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, (D) YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, OR (E) YOUR USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE.

  15. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER DII NOR ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE, REPRESENTATIVE, PARTNER, LICENSOR, SUPPLIER, STOCKHOLDER, CONTRACTOR, PARTNER OR AGENT THEREOF SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA, LOST EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF GOOD-WILL, OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, AND WHETHER OR NOT DII IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DII’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($100).


  16. Indemnification. You agree, to the maximum extent permitted by law, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless DII, its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, licensors, suppliers, stockholders, contractors, partners and agents from and against all claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’, expert, legal and accounting fees (including costs of defense of claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties), in any way related to (i) your access to or use of the Site (including negligent or wrongful conduct) or of any other person accessing the Site using your account or (ii) your breach of any of these Terms or of any other person accessing the Site using your account. You agree to pay any and all costs, damages, and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by or in connection with or arising from any such claim, suit, action, or proceeding attributable to any such claim. DII reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with DII in asserting any available defense. You acknowledge and agree to pay DII’s reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in connection with any and all lawsuits brought against you by DII under these Terms and any other terms and conditions of service on this site, including without limitation, lawsuits arising from your failure to indemnify DII pursuant to these Terms.

  17. Third Party Rights. The provisions of paragraphs 15(Disclaimer), 16 (Limitation of Liability), and 17 (Indemnification) are for the benefit of DII and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third party information providers to this Site. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf. These Terms do not confer any other third party beneficiary rights.

  18. Unlawful Activity; Termination of Access. DII reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to user profiles, e-mail addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information. DII may discontinue any party’s participation in or use of the Site at any time for any reason or no reason.

  19. Reservation of Rights. DII reserves all rights not expressly granted to you. DII reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms, including but not limited to the right to block access from a particular internet address to this Site and any other DII web sites and their features. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Nothing in these Terms shall prevent us from complying with the law.

  20. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. The Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and any action arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in state or federal courts located in the Commonwealth of Virginia and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action.

  21. Entire Agreement. Your use of this Site is subject to DII’s Privacy Policy. These Terms and the Privacy Policy make up the entire agreement between the parties regarding the Site, and supersede any prior agreements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, if you have a separate signed written agreement with a DII that applies to your use of any of that DII’s content, that agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and that DII with respect to the affected content subject thereto, and these Terms shall be treated as having no force or effect with respect to the such content.

  22. Severability. If any portion these Terms is found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.

  23. Assignment. DII may assign its rights and duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to you, including in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise. You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Terms without our consent.

  24. Headings. The section titles in these Terms are used solely for convenience of reference and have no legal or contractual significance.