Welcome to Noblis, Inc.’s (“Noblis”) website for the RASMAS service. Please feel free to browse
http://info.rasmas.noblis.org/ (the “Website”) and learn about RASMAS. Noblis owns and operates this Website.
governs any use of the publicly accessible portions of the Website. By visiting or using the Website in any way,
you indicate that you understand and intend this Agreement to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract
by them. At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of this Agreement and all applicable laws. Noblis highly
recommends that you review this Agreement from time to time to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent
2. WEBSITE CONTENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
A. Noblis Intellectual Property
Copyright 2003-2015 Noblis, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This Website and the computers (including the software and files) used to run and maintain it are the property of Noblis.
This Website, the computers hosting this Website, and content provided on this Website, including the text, graphics,
audio and video, podcasts, and downloads, are the exclusive property of Noblis or are licensed to Noblis, and are
protected by law, including United States copyright, trade secret, and trademark law, as well as other state, national,
and international laws and regulations. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, Noblis does not grant any express
or implied rights to you. The contents of this Website are © 1996-2015, Noblis, Inc., 3150 Fairview Park Drive,
Falls Church, Virginia 22042, U.S.A. All rights reserved. Noblis also owns copyright rights in the Website as a collective
work and/or compilation, and in any and all databases accessible on or through the Website. NOBLIS and NOBLIS Design Logo
and any combination of them, as well as the marks identified in Section 5 of this Agreement are service marks of Noblis,
Inc. The Website may also include the product and company names, as well as logos, of third parties. Such third-party
designations are the trade/service marks of their respective owners, and may not be used without the prior written
permission of their respective owners.
B. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement
It is Noblis’ policy to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Under this policy, Noblis will not
knowingly post content of any kind on the Website that infringes the copyright rights or other intellectual property rights
of others. If you believe that your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or any other
intellectual property violation, please send (i) a description of the work; (ii) a description of the location of the work on
the Website, including the URL; (iii) your name, address, and telephone number; (iv) a signed statement by you that you have
a good faith belief that the disputed use is unauthorized under current law; and (v) a signed statement by you that you believe,
under penalty of perjury, that your allegations are true and that you are the copyright or other intellectual property rights
owner or acting on behalf of the copyright or other intellectual property rights owner. Please send these materials to:
Noblis, Inc., 3150 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, Attention: Legal Department
Additionally, it is Nobis’ policy to terminate access to the Website by any users we determine to be “repeat infringers”
of the copyright rights or other intellectual property rights of others.
3. LICENSE GRANT
Noblis grants to you a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use this Website conditioned on your
continued compliance with this Agreement. Limited portions of the content on the Website may be accessed, printed and
downloaded by Noblis’ clients, potential clients, and members of the public on an occasional basis for their own personal,
non-commercial use. You may not under any circumstances copy, print or download in any medium all or substantially all of
the entire content of the site. Unless and except as otherwise expressly permitted by this Agreement, you may not access,
copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, alter, publicly distribute, republish, upload, post, transmit, publicly
perform or display, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, “deep link,” “scrape,” data mine, or otherwise use any information
or material obtained from or through this Website, without written permission from Noblis. You may not remove any copyright
notices or other notices of intellectual property rights from the Website or any content available on or through the Website.
Any unauthorized use of this Website will terminate the permission granted by this Agreement and may violate applicable laws,
including copyright law, trademark laws, and commercial regulations and statutes.
For information on obtaining permission to use any copyrighted materials beyond the uses permitted in this Agreement,
please send an email to email@example.com.
4. CONDITIONS OF USE; ASSUMPTION OF RISK
You agree not to use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement, including but not
limited to attempting or actually (a) committing a criminal offense or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal
offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, Federal, or international law or regulation,
including but not limited to export control laws and regulations governing the transmission, export, retransmission, or
re-export of technical data from the United States (b) disrupting, impairing or otherwise interfering with the operation
or integrity of the Website or circumventing any Website security system; (c) imposing an unreasonable load on the Website’s
infrastructure or infecting it with viruses, worms, or other malicious computer programs upload (d) reverse engineering or
decompiling the software comprising the Website; (e) accessing the Website or any portion of the Website without authorization
or in a way that exceeds your authorization (c) collecting any information about other users of the Website; (f) systematically
extracting data contained in the Website to populate databases for internal or external use; (g) reproducing, duplicating,
copying, using, distributing, selling, reselling, or otherwise exploiting for any commercial purposes, any portion of the
Website or any material or information obtained on or through the Website; (h) altering, damaging, or deleting any Website
content or otherwise disrupting, interfering or otherwise negatively affecting the ability of others to access or use the
Website; (i) claiming a relationship with or speak for any individual, business, association, institution, or other
organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship (including but not limited to Noblis); (j)
providing false or misleading personal information or email addresses, or impersonate any other person or entity; (k)
harm minors in any way; (l) stalk or otherwise harass another person; and/or (m) uploading, posting, e-mailing, or otherwise
transmitting any (i) material that is unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic,
profane, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or ethnically, racially, or otherwise objectionable, (ii) material that
infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any person, or (iii) unsolicited
advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation to other users including, without limitation,
“junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” or “pyramid schemes”.
You use the Internet solely at your own risk and subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international
laws and regulations. Noblis is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy
of the information contained on the Website, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. Noblis shall have
no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or hosting services. You assume the sole and complete risk
of using this Website.
5. TRADEMARKS (Trademarks on the Website)
Noblis trademarks and service marks appearing on the Website include but are not limited to:
For the best of reasons
Innovative Technology in the Public Interest
Tek TV – “Give us 10 minutes and we’ll give you technology”
The Telecommunications Review
Teal plus Design Logo
6. USER SUBMISSIONS
Noblis also welcomes your feedback and suggestions about how to improve this Website. Any ideas, suggestions,
information, know-how, material, or any other content (collectively, “Submissions”) received through this Website, however,
will be deemed to include a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license for Noblis to adopt, publish,
reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use, create derivative works of, display (in whole or part) worldwide, or
act on such Submissions without additional approval or consideration, in any form, media, or technology now known or later
developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Submissions. You expressly acknowledge and agree that you
waive any claim to the contrary. Noblis may but will not be obligated to use, and/or provide any author attributions related
practices with respect to the Website. By using this Website, you consent to Noblis’ collection and use of personal data as
7. ENFORCING SECURITY; TERM AND TERMINATION; AMENDMENTS
Actual or attempted unauthorized use of the Website may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. For your protection,
Noblis reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the Website without notice or further permission from you.
Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in
connection with the investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on the Website. Noblis will also comply with
all court orders involving requests for such information.
Noblis reserves the right at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the Website or any portion thereof, and to
terminate this Agreement. Termination will be effective without notice. Please note that Noblis reserves the right to change
modifications on the Website, by e-mail, or any other reasonable way. Your continued access or use of this Website following
notice of such modifications will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes to this Agreement. You agree that notice
of changes to this Agreement posted on the Website, delivered by email, or provided in any other reasonable way, constitutes
reasonable and sufficient notice.
A. Links to the Website
You may create a link from your website to the home page of the Website, and/or other publicly available portions of the
Website not protected by password or other control measures; provided however, that you notify Noblis of such link by sending
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; and that you do not remove, obliterate, cancel or obscure from view, any Noblis Mark,
copyright or other proprietary notice, mark or legend, advertisements or other notices appearing on any part of the Website.
Noblis reserves the right to revoke your permission to link to the Website in its absolute and sole discretion, and you agree
to immediately comply with such request. Further, any third party website that links to the Website: (a) shall not create a
frame around content of the Website; (b) shall not replicate the content of the Website; (c) shall not state or imply that
Noblis sponsors or endorses the third-party website; (d) shall not libel or present false or misleading information of any kind,
including information about Noblis or its members; and (e) shall not contain any content that may be construed as illegal,
immoral, offensive, controversial, or inappropriate. The posting or creation of any link to the Website signifies that you
have read and agree to abide by this Agreement. If you believe that any website that links to the Website contains illegal,
offensive, or inappropriate content, please send an email to email@example.com.
B. Links from the Website
Links to other websites or Internet locations from the Website have been provided for your convenience only. Noblis does not
endorse, sponsor, or approve of any content of such websites or locations, and any descriptions of, references to, or links to
other products, publications or services does not imply endorsements of any kind, unless expressly stated by Noblis. Noblis has
no control over any of the websites or Internet locations that you may access through the Website, and accordingly, Noblis
expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the content, and/or the quality of products or services
provided by or advertised on any such website or location. If you access any other website or Internet location through the
Website, you do so at your own risk. If you believe that any link on the Website leads to an illegal, offensive, inappropriate,
or unavailable/non-existent website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
ALL CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS
OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NOBLIS DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS OF NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, TITLE,
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, OR DATA ACCURACY. ALTHOUGH NOBLIS
WISHES THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE TO BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, AND CURRENT, NOBLIS DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT ANY
CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE) OR ANY DATA ON THIS WEBSITE IS ACCURATE, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT,
THAT USE OF SUCH CONTENT OR DATA WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR
DATA, AND THE SERVERS ON WHICH THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
MOREOVER, NOBLIS DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN THIS WEBSITE OR KEEP IT OPERATIONAL. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN WHOLE OR IN PART. YOU ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF
MAKING USE OF THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT IT PROVIDES.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL NOBLIS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR BUSINESS ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES BASED ON OR CAUSED BY ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE
TO WHICH THIS SITE IS LINKED, THE CONTENT OF THIS OR OTHER WEBSITES, OR ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS DERIVED FROM
ANY SUCH WEBSITES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OF PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS, REVENUE, OR USE, BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR INFORMATION, EVEN IF NOBLIS HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN LIABILITIES, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN WHOLE OR IN PART.
You agree to indemnify and hold Noblis, its affiliates, and each of their respective directors, officers, legal
representatives, agents, partners, employees, successors and assigns, harmless from and against any claim or demand,
including reasonable attorneys’ fees and amounts paid to settle claims or demands, made by any third party due to or arising
out of your use of this Website, or any breach of this Agreement by you.
12. NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP
No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Noblis as a result of this
Agreement or use of this Website.
13. MODIFICATION OF THE WEBSITE
Noblis reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the
Website and/or any information or services provided in connection with the Website, with or without notice. You agree that
Noblis will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of service.
14. JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW
This Website is hosted on servers located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America. All disputes arising
out of or relating to this Agreement or Noblis’ operation of this Website shall be resolved by binding arbitration in the
County of Fairfax in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America, pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration
Association (“AAA”), by a single arbitrator. The parties shall select the arbitrator. If they are unable to agree on an
arbitrator, the arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA. All such disputes shall be governed by the laws of Virginia and
applicable federal laws, without giving effect to conflicts of laws principles. Neither the U.N. Convention on Contracts
for the International Sale of Goods, nor the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (“UCITA”), as enacted in the
Commonwealth of Virginia or in any other Commonwealth or State of the United States, shall apply to this Agreement.
Noblis controls and operates the Website from the County of Fairfax in the State of Virginia, United States of America
and makes no representation or warranty that the content of the Website is appropriate, lawful, or available for use in other
geographic locations. If you use the Website from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local
15. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; NO WAIVER
access to or use of any material available on or through the Website, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous
communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between you and Noblis with respect to same. Any rights not
expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved. If any portion of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, inoperative,
invalid, or unenforceable in a particular circumstance or inapplicable to a particular person or entity by a court of competent
jurisdiction, such finding shall neither render such provision unlawful, inoperative, invalid, or unenforceable in any other
circumstance or inapplicable to any other person or other entity, nor render any other provision of this Agreement unlawful,
inoperative, invalid, unenforceable, or inapplicable.
The failure of Noblis to enforce any provision of this Agreement or to respond to a breach of this Agreement by you or other
persons shall not in any way constitute a waiver of Noblis’ rights to enforce any provision of this Agreement against you or
any other person at any time.
Noblis may give notices to users of the Website, at Noblis’ option, by posting a message on the Website, by e-mail, or
by regular mail. General notices to Noblis can be sent via e-mail to email@example.com or by regular mail to Noblis, Inc.,
3150 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, Attention: Corporate Communications. Legal notices will be sent by
regular mail to Noblis, Inc., 3150 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, Attention: Legal Department.
Please report any violations of this Agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agreement, constitute the entire agreement between you and Noblis relating to the Noblis Website. By your use of the Website,
Website. You agree that notice on the Website of changes to the policy is sufficient notice. Your continued use of the
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU
Noblis only collects your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) through this Website when you
personal information that you provide to us in other contexts (e.g., through a business relationship not handled through the
Website). Personal Information can include your name, address, telephone number, and/or email address. Noblis uses your
Personal Information to address your requests for information, products or services, and may use it at some point in the future
to fulfill business transactions. Noblis will not sell, rent, license, or trade your Personal Information with third parties
that materially affects your rights to your Personal Information will not take effect until 30 days after notice of such
change is posted on the Website, during which time you may notify us that you do not accept such change. Your continued
use of the Website after such 30 day period will mean that you accept such changes.
Noblis may disclose Personal Information in connection with conducting audits, responding to legal and/or regulatory
requirements, enforcing Noblis’ policies, or in responding to complaints or safety or security concerns. Noblis may also
share your Personal Information with: (a) members of Noblis’ corporate family and any successors; (b) other companies that
work with, or on behalf of Noblis to provide products and services; (c) law enforcement or other governmental officials, in
response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity; and/or (d) other business
entities, in connection with the sale, assignment, merger or other transfer of Noblis’ business to such business entity.
Noblis will disclose Personal Information in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
2. AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION AND ANONYMOUS INFORMATION
Each time a visitor comes to the Website, Noblis collects some information to improve the overall quality of the visitor’s
online experience, including product/service monitoring, product/service improvement, and targeted advertising. Such
information may include referral data (e.g., the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to the
Website) and your web browser and operating platform type.
A. Aggregated Data
In addition to collecting these types of information, Noblis collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and
targeted advertising. Noblis also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor’s activity into Noblis’ analysis of general
traffic flow at the Website. To these ends, Noblis may merge information about you into aggregated group data and other
databases. In some cases, Noblis may remove personal identifiers from Personal Information and maintain it in aggregate
form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information.
Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with Noblis’ affiliates, business partners, service
providers and/or vendors; if it does so, Noblis will not disclose your individual identity (except as permitted under
B. Web Server Logs and IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer/machine you have used to access the
Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the webpages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned
by your Internet Service Provider. Noblis may use IP addresses to conduct Website analyses and performance reviews and to
administer the Website.
C. Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to a user’s computer for purposes of storing information about
a user’s preferences. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s
Some of Website’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about Website
usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is
commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and
to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of web sites. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated
apply to those web sites, and Noblis recommends reviewing those web sites’ privacy policies individually. As discussed in
Noblis has established reasonable precautions to protect collected Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized
access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, which include contractual, administrative, physical, and technical steps.
Technical measures include use of firewall protection and in some instances may include encryption technology. Although
Noblis takes reasonable precautions to assess the reliability of such technology, it relies on the statements of the vendors
of those products and services as part of its security evaluation. Please note that although Noblis has endeavoured to create
a secure and reliable Website for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Website
cannot be guaranteed.
Noblis urges you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.
5. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PROTECTION
Noblis understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The Website is not
designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally
collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.
At certain locations on the Website where information about you is requested, the Website provides you the opportunity to
opt-out of receiving communications from Noblis. You may also review and request changes to your Personal Information that
Noblis has collected, including the removal of your Personal Information from Noblis’ databases using any of the following
options: (a) send your request via e-mail to: email@example.com; (b) send your request by regular mail to Noblis, Inc.,
3150 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, Attention: Corporate Communications. Complete removal may not be
immediate, however, and in some instances, archival copies may be impossible to delete.