Quick Install Guide: Legal

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE
All title, copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to any Synology Products, the “Products” or “Product” (including but not limited to product design and appearance, firmware, and any relevant media, images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text, and applets incorporated into the Products), the accompanying manuals and other documents, and on-line or electronic documents, if any, are owned by Synology Inc. Unless otherwise expressly licensed by Synology Inc. in writing, any provision of the Products does not represent any license of any of the above rights. Copyright © 2004-2009 Synology Inc.; All rights reserved.


TRADEMARK NOTICE
Synology and other names of Synology Products are proprietary marks or registered trademarks of Synology Inc. Microsoft, Windows series, and Internet Explorer are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Apple, Mac, Mac OS series are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other products and company names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.


LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
Synology provides a limited warranty for its Products only to the initial person or entity that originally purchased the Product from Synology or its authorized distributor or retailer. Synology warrants that every hardware portion of the Products will be free from physical defects in material and workmanship within warranty period, or the Product will be repaired or replaced as determined solely by Synology. The DS509+, DS508, RS409, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS408, RS408-RP, and RS407 have three years warranty from the purchase date. All other models purchased before 2008/2/29 have one year warranty, and those purchased after 2008/3/1 have two years warranty from the purchase date. If the Product proves defective during this warranty period, You can contact the local dealer in order to obtain assistance. You must provide proof of purchase and a bar code number from the Product's packaging when asking for assistance. Synology Products are barebones devices so Synology makes no warranty of the hard disk installed, nor warranty on compatibility of all hard disks.


SYNOLOGY SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IF THE PRODUCT IS INSTALLED AND USED IN A MANNER NOT SPECIFIED OR DESCRIBED IN THE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS OR DESCRIPTION, THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN MODIFIED OR ALTERED IN ANY WAY BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN SYNOLOGY, OR THE FAILURE OF THE PRODUCT TO CONFORM TO ITS SPECIFICATIONS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO CAUSES THAT NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SYNOLOGY.


SYNOLOGY MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO ITS PRODUCTS OR THE CONTENTS OR USE OF THIS DOCUMENTATION AND ALL ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE, AND PARTICULARLY DISCLAIMS ITS QUALITY OR PERFORMANCE FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


SYNOLOGY MAKES NO GUARANTEE THAT ALL DATA STORED ON SYNOLOGY PRODUCTS IS ALWAYS SECURE WITHOUT ANY RISKS OF DATA LOSS. SYNOLOGY REMINDS YOU TO BACK UP THE DATA PERIODICALLY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SYNOLOGY BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY TO THE USER FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY SAVINGS, LOST PROFITS OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE SYNOLOGY PRODUCTS OR RESULTING LOSS OF DATA FROM SUCH USE.


THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). SYNOLOGY'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS SET FOR IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. FOR CUSTOMERS, EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, SYNOLOGY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE TERMINATES IF YOU SELL OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER THIS PRODUCT TO ANOTHER PARTY.


SYNOLOGY DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. SYNOLOGY'S LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH SYNOLOGY IS RESPONSIBLE. SYNOLOGY INC. PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN MEDICAL, LIFE SAVING, OR LIFE SUSTAINING APPLICATIONS.


DISPUTE RESOLUTION
For the purposes of this provision, the term “Dispute” means any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of or relating to (i) this Agreement, its interpretation, or the breach, termination, applicability or validity thereof, (ii) the related order for, purchase, delivery, receipt or use of any product or service from Synology, or iii) any other dispute arising out of or relating to the relationship between You and Synology; the term “Synology” means Synology, Inc, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, beneficiaries, agents, assigns, component suppliers (both hardware and software), and/or any third party who provides products or services purchased from or distributed by Synology; and the term “You” means the owner or purchaser of the Synology product, or those in privity with you, such as family members or beneficiaries. For US customers, you and Synology agree that any Dispute between You and Synology will be resolved exclusively and finally by arbitration under the current commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association, except as otherwise provided below. The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator, and will be limited solely to the dispute between You and Synology. The arbitration, or any portion of it, will not be consolidated with any other arbitration and will not be conducted on a class-wide or class action basis. The arbitration shall be held in King County, Washington State, United States of America by submission of documents, by telephone, online or in person as determined by the arbitrator at the request of the parties. The prevailing party in any U.S. or non-U.S. arbitration or other legal action shall receive all costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, including any arbitration fee paid by the prevailing party. Any decision rendered in such arbitration proceedings will be final and binding on the parties, and judgment may be entered thereon in any court of competent jurisdiction. You understand that, in the absence of this provision, You would have had a right to litigate Disputes through a court, including the right to litigate claims on a class-wide or class-action basis, and that You have expressly and knowingly waived those rights and agreed to resolve any disputes through binding arbitration in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph. For non-US customers, any Dispute shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted by three neutral arbitrators in accordance with the procedures of the R.O.C. Arbitration Law and related enforcement rules. The arbitration shall take place in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., and the arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English or, if both parties so agree, in Mandarin Chinese. The arbitration award shall be final and binding on the parties and may be enforced in any court having jurisdiction.


REVISIONS
Synology reserves all rights to revise or update its Products, other products, software, or related documentation without further notice.
Synology Inc. reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without the obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes.

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