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Legal Jargon, and other stuff you should read and understand, so stay awake


TechSpring will not discriminate and will take “affirmative action” measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age or sexual orientation. Similarly, TechSpring will not discriminate in the selection of general members on any of the above bases, but reserves the right to limit the admission of new members to those who will advance the purposes of the organization.


TechSpring is committed in all areas to providing a work environment that is free from harassment based upon an individual’s race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age or sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic. All members, employees and their guests are expected and required to abide by this policy. No person will be adversely affected in employment or membership with TechSpring as a result of bringing complaints of unlawful harassment.

Use of TechSpring Services

You agree that when participating in or using the Services, you will not:

  • Use the Services in connection with contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise);

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;

  • Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same;

  • Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party;

  • Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another;

  • Download any file(s) that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner;

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services;

  • Violate any code of conduct of other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Service (including the rules of building, town, city and state where TechSpring is located);

  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without the authorization or consent of the disclosing party;

  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations or create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others; or

  • Utilize Services in any way that interferes with others enjoying and gaining benefits from Services.

Disclosure of Your Information

Your name, email address, brief bio, image and/or logo will be published on the TechSpring intranet. In addition, TechSpring reserves the right at all times to disclose any information about you, your participation in and use of our services as TechSpring deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. TechSpring reserves the right at all times to edit, refuse to post, refuse to display, or to remove any information or materials in whole or in part.



  1. You acknowledge and agree that during your participation in and use of the Services you may exposed to Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” shall mean all information, in whole or in part, that is disclosed by TechSpring or any participant or any member or user of the Services or any employee, affiliate, or agent thereof, that is nonpublic, confidential or proprietary in nature.

  2. Confidential Information also includes, without limitation, information about business, sales, operations, know-how, trade secrets, technology, products, employees, customers, marketing plans, financial information, services, business affairs, any knowledge gained through examination or observation of or access to the facilities, computer systems and/or books and records of TechSpring, any analyses, compilations, studies or other documents prepared by TechSpring or otherwise derived in any manner from the Confidential Information and any information that you are obligated to keep confidential or know or has reason to know should be treated as confidential.

  3. Your participation in and/or use of the Services obligates you to:

    1. maintain all Confidential Information in strict confidence;

    2. not to disclose Confidential Information to any third parties;

    3. not to use the Confidential Information in any way directly or indirectly detrimental to TechSpring or any participant or user of the Services.

  4. All Confidential Information remains the sole and exclusive property of TechSpring or the respective disclosing party. You acknowledge and agree that nothing in this agreement or your participation or use of the Services will be construed as granting any rights to you, by license or otherwise, in or to any Confidential Information or any patent, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of TechSpring or any participant or user of the Services.

  5. You agree that your obligations under this agreement regarding confidential information will continue after the termination of your affiliation with TechSpring.

  6. You understand that confidential information includes any information that may have been transmitted verbally to you by the disclosing party intentionally or unintentionally.


Raise Your Right Hand

Amazing but true: I have stayed conscious and alert while reading these House Rules and Code of Conduct. Further, I agree to be bound by adhere to them in my participation as a resident member of the TechSpring Community.