Welcome to the ANSYS Student Community. The Student Community is a public forum available to authorized ANSYS Academic product users (the “Student Community”). As a member of the Student Community, users (“you” or “your”) will have the ability to engage and interact with other Student Community members to receive guidance, feedback and general suggestions to address questions you may have regarding use of ANSYS Academic products (“Content”). Any and all Content provided within the Student Community is intended solely as general educational information and does not constitute professional advice. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, your use of any Content you access through the Student Community.

In exchange for use of and continued access to the Student Community you must agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”) before you are able to register and use the Student Community.  Please read these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you will not be authorized to access the Student Community and must discontinue use of all Student Community activity immediately.

1.  GENERAL: ANSYS, Inc. reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time at its sole discretion, including removal of the Content from the Student Community. You should review the Terms of Use regularly to ensure your acceptance of any changes. In the event you do not accept any changes, you should discontinue your use of the Student Community immediately. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact the Student Community administrator at     student.community@ansys.com.

 

2.  COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS: All information provided by ANSYS and available to you within the Student Community is copyright protected under the laws of the United States and other applicable countries, and such copyrights are owned by ANSYS, Inc. or the original creator of the material. You are free to view, copy, print and distribute ANSYS, Inc. material from the Student Community, as long as the material is for educational and/or informational use only, the material is used for noncommercial purposes, and your use of any material includes proper attribution and copyright notice. The ANSYS, Inc. name, product names, trade names, and logo are registered trademarks. You may not use these without the written permission of ANSYS, Inc.  The ANSYS trademark may not be used in connection with any ANSYS Academic product or service or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion or be misleading. All other trademarks or service marks that appear on the ANSYS Student Community site are the property of their respective owners.


3. WARRANTY: All Content in the Student Community is user-generated and provided as-is without any warranty of any kind. ANSYS, Inc. does not represent or warrant the suitability or accuracy of any Content and disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement and any warranties arising from course of dealing, usage or trade practice. The Content constitutes the views and opinions solely of the user(s) and not of ANSYS, Inc.


4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT SHALL ANSYS, INC. AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, MEMBERS, STOCK HOLDERS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF ANSYS, INC. BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS), ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, THE USE OF CONTENT POSTED ON THE STUDENT COMMUNITY, EVEN IF ANSYS, INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


5. USER CONDUCT AND PROHIBITED USES: You may use the Student Community for the sole purpose of sharing and exchanging ideas with other Student Community users and in strict accordance with the following requirements and guidelines: 

·         Any information you post in the Student Community will become public information. You agree to use the Student Community in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations or judicial requirements;

·         You shall not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret, nor should you disclose any information that would constitute a violation of any confidentiality obligations you may have to ANSYS, Inc. or to any third party;

·         You may only register for one user account for yourself and you may not register for a user account on behalf of any individual other than yourself;

·         You are prohibited from soliciting Student Community users from joining outside websites or online organizations;

·         You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using Student Community users’ personal information that may be accessible to you for the purpose of creating marketing lists or using such information for commercial or any other solicitation purposes;

·         You are prohibited from accessing or attempting to access any other Student Community user’s account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Student Community;

·         You are prohibited from posting or transmitting Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them, Content that is libelous or that defames or threatens any other Student Community users, harassing statements, hate speech, or Content that could generally be considered obscene anywhere in the Student Community:

·         You are prohibited from engaging in any conduct or activity that restricts or inhibits any other Student Community user from using or enjoying the site or expose any other Student Community user to any liability or detriment of any type;

·         You are prohibited from taking any action that could have an effect of damaging the public forum or its security or using any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the public forum site;

·         You are prohibited from using or attempting to use any search engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism to navigate, search, or collect data from the site other than any search engines or search agents that are made available to you on the Student Community site;

·         You are prohibited from posting Content that could be confused with official communications of ANSYS, Inc. or another Student Community user.

·         Your use must be in accordance with ANSYS’ Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code, which provides guidance on how to conduct business ethically and responsibly. You can review the terms of the Code here.

. If you have questions, concerns or need advice please refer to the Code or contact a member of the Compliance Team via compliance@ansys.com.


6. EXPORT limitations and requirements. By accepting these Terms of Use, you are stating that if you chose to access the Student Community site from a location other than the United States you do so pursuant to your own initiative and volition and are responsible for compliance with applicable United States export control laws and regulations. You agree to comply with all export and re-export restrictions and regulations of the United States Department of Commerce and any other United States or foreign governmental agencies in connection with your access to and use of the ANSYS Student Community site, and you agree not to transfer, or authorize the transfer, of any data or services to a prohibited person or country in violation of any applicable and relevant export laws or regulations. Expressly, but without limitation, data may not, in violation of any laws, be exported or re-exported to any United States embargoed country(ies) or to anyone on any United States denied party lists (such as, but not limited to the Specifically Designated Nationals List or the United States Department of Commerce Denied Persons List). By using data or information subject to any such restrictions or regulations, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.  ANSYS will investigate and work in collaboration with all enforcement authorities to prosecute any users who are involved in violations of any of these terms, which may result in civil and/or criminal liability.