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All contents copyright © 1996 - 2006 Directed Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved.

This Directed Electronics, Inc. web site is comprised of various web sites and web pages operated by Directed Electronics, Inc. and its affiliates (singularly the “Site” and collectively, the "Directed Web Sites").

No portion of this content or the service may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, except as authorized below, without prior written permission from Directed Electronics, Inc. (Terms of Use last updated January 1, 2006)

  1. Privacy
    Please review our Privacy Notice, which also governs your visit to this Site, to understand our user privacy practices.

  2. Electronics Transmission
    When you visit the Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

  3. Acceptance of Terms through Use
    By accessing the Site, you agree to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced in these “Terms of Use.” If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Site. The content and other materials (collectively the "Materials") available on this Site are proprietary to Directed Electronics, Inc., its affiliates and subsidiaries ("Directed") and are provided as a courtesy to users only. Directed reserves the right to update and change these Terms of Use from time to time at our sole discretion. Please check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes. In the case of any violation of these Terms of Use, Directed reserves the right to seek all remedies available in law and equity for such violations.

  4. Use of Site
    Directed grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Directed. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this Site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This Site or any portion of this Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Directed. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Directed and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Directed’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Directed. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Directed. You may not use any Directed logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

  5. Your Account
    If you use this Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Directed may sell products for children, but it will only sells them to adults, who can purchase with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may use the Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Directed and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.

  6. Risk of Loss
    All items purchased from the Site are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.

  7. Product Descriptions
    Directed and its affiliates attempt to be as accurate as possible in connection with describing it products and product features. However, Directed does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by Directed itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.

  8. Pricing
    Except where noted otherwise, the price displayed for products on our website represents the full retail price listed on the product itself, or our suggested retail price, or estimated in accordance with standard industry practice. The price is a comparative price estimate and may or may not represent the prevailing price in every regional area on any particular day. Where an item is offered for sale by one of our dealers, the price may be provided by the dealer.

  9. Directed’s Property Rights
    You acknowledge and agree that all Materials available on this Site are protected by one or more of the following legal rights including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws, and that any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate such rights and laws. Except as stated herein, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, modified, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Directed. Directed authorizes you to view and download the Materials at the Site only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials on any copies of the Materials. Any use of the Materials on any other web site, server, or networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited. If you violate these Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials obtained from the Site.

  10. Use of Software
    If you download software from this Site ("Software"), use of the Software is subject to the license terms in the Software License Agreement that accompanies or is otherwise provided with the Software. You may not download or install the Software until you have read and agreed to the terms of the Software License Agreement.

  11. Trademarks
    A partial list of U.S. Trademarks owned by Directed follows. Any questions concerning the use of these Trademarks or whether a Trademark that does not appear on this list is a Trademark of Directed should be referred to Directed's Intellectual Property department at U.S. 1-(760) 598-6200.

    Directed Trademarks and Service marks
    Viper, Clifford, Cliffalarm, Sidewinder, Merlin, Sniper, Hornet, Equalizer, Failsafe, Avital, Valet, Ibeam, CallGuard, Invisibeam, Python, Snake Design, VRS, Wasp, Boa, No One Dares Come Close, Rattler, Security for the Best, Auto-Mate, DEI, Voiceshield, Legi-lite, Nite-Lite, Scan-Safe, Etch-it, Warn Away, Doubleguard, Nuisance Prevention, Safe-Lite, Stinger, Code Plus, Back Talk, Effective Vehicle Security, Soft Chirp, Revenger, There is no Antidote Putting the Sting On Crime, It's Your Car Keep it that Way, Proguard, Hornet (bug image), Primesecurity, Q-Start Voice, The Clear Difference, DEI, Python, DEI AUDIO, Virtual Link, VirtualKey, Rock Solid, Auto Key, NCP Techsoft Viper, Bitwriter, Code Hopping, ESP, Venom, Steal Stopper, IMS, Proguard Vocalarm are trademarks of Directed Electronics, Inc. Other Directed.com graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of Directed Electronics, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Directed’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Directed's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Directed. All other trademarks not owned by Directed or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Directed or its subsidiaries.

  12. General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability Although
    Directed has attempted to provide accurate information on this Site, Directed assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information or Materials; nor does Directed warrant that the information or Materials are up to date; that this Site will be available at any particular time or location; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the Materials are free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of this Site is at your sole risk. Directed may change the Materials or products mentioned at any time without notice. Mention of non-Directed products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

    ALL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBLITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

    IN NO EVENT SHALL DIRECTED OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY DIRECTED PRODUCT, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION PRESENT, EVEN IF DIRECTED OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  13. User Communications
    Other than personally identifiable information, use of which is governed by the Directed Online Privacy Statement, any information or communication you transmit or post to this Site, and any data, images, sounds, text, and other material embodied therein ("User Communication(s)") will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Directed will have no obligations with respect to such User Communications; and by posting or submitting User Communications to this Site you: (i) agree that Directed and its designees may disclose, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and otherwise use such User Communications in any form, anywhere and for any purpose, and (ii) warrant and represent that the public posting and use of your User Communications by Directed will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.

  14. Password Protected
    Access to and use of any password protected area of the Site, is restricted to authorized users only who have met the qualifications required by Directed, in its sole discretion, for use of such password protected area. Distribution of a password to any person or entity not authorized to use the password is prohibited and will result in immediate removal of the password holder's rights to access this Site.

  15. Removal of Content, Discontinuation of Service, and Termination of Authorization to Use Site.
    Directed reserves the right to remove content or discontinue services available on this Site with or without notice. Directed further reserves the right to terminate your authorization to use any services at this Site; to terminate your password, if any; and to delete any one or more of your related accounts; for any reason or for no reason, immediately and at any time.

  16. Links to Third Party Sites
    This Web Site may contain links to third party sites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this Web Site is at the user's own risk. Directed does not control, and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, Materials, data, opinions, advice or statements made on these sites, or about any products found at those sites, or about any search results that may be obtained from using them. Directed provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement.

  17. Indemnification
    Upon a request by Directed, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Directed and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, co-branders or other business partners, and its and their employees, contractors, officers, and directors from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this Site. Directed reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to cooperate with Directed in asserting any available defenses.

  18. International
    This Site is administered by Directed from its offices at Vista, California, in the United States of America. Directed makes no representation that Materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their content are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the Materials at this Site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including, without limitation, United States export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this site from locations outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

  19. Choice of Law and Forum
    These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the County of San Diego, State of California, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

  20. General Provisions
    Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Directed with respect to your use of this Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communication s and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and Directed with respect to use of this Site. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use Content, software, or services provided by third party providers to this Site. The failure of Directed to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, by a court of competent jurisdiction, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this Site must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


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