Terms & Conditions
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
1.2 The Terms are entered into by and between GTNotify.com (“GTNotify”) and You. If you are using the Services on behalf of Your employer, You represent that You are authorized to accept these Terms on Your employer’s behalf. GTNotify provides the on-line GTNotify resources, and other on-line resources accessible via GTNotify.com (the “Services”) to You, subject to the Terms. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the Terms will govern Your use of any new features that augment or enhance the current Services, including the release of new GTNotify.com on-line resources. In addition to the Terms, the GTNotify standard sales terms apply to purchases You make through the GTNotify.com on-line resources, unless You have currently in effect a separate written purchase or license agreement with GTNotify, in which case that separate purchase agreement governs. If there is a conflict between: (a) these Terms, and (b) either the GTNotify standard sales terms or other applicable purchase or license agreement, the latter prevail.
2. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of Your use of the Services, You agree to be solely responsible for: (a) providing true, accurate, current, and complete information about You as prompted by the Service’s registration form (the “Registration Data”), and (b) maintaining and promptly updating the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. You are solely responsible for the security of your password. GTNotify is not liable for any unauthorized use of the Web site or Services. You acknowledge and agree that certain Services may provide password-restricted access to customer information such as names and certain terms of Your existing contracts to assist You in purchasing, maintaining and supporting Your GTNotify products. By using this Web site and registering for such Services, You consent to GTNotify’s display of such information via the Services and accept all risks of unauthorized access to such information. If You provide any information that is false, inaccurate, out of date, or incomplete, or GTNotify has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is false, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, GTNotify may suspend or terminate Your account (as described in Section 9) and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof). GTNotify agrees to make reasonable efforts to implement Your requested changes, additions, or deletions to Registration Data within one (1) business day of receipt of such written information. You are responsible for all costs and charges, including without limitation, phone charges and telecommunications equipment, that You incur in order to use the Services.
3. CONFIDENTIALITY OF GTNotify INFORMATION
In order to gain access to the Services, You agree to these confidentiality provisions:
3.1 You acknowledge that You may obtain direct access via the Web site to certain GTNotify confidential information, including databases containing confidential information of GTNotify and its suppliers, such as technical, contractual, pricing, marketing, and other valuable information (“Information”). You must hold Information in strict confidence and may provide Information to employees in your organization only on a need-to-know basis. You may use the Information from the Web site solely for the purpose of purchasing, maintaining and supporting Your GTNotify products and equipment. Title to Information remains with the GTNotify owner or its suppliers. You agree, either as an individual or on behalf of Your employer, to be bound by the provisions of this Section 3. Furthermore, if You are acting on behalf of Your employer, Your employer agrees to indemnify You for violations of this Section 3.
3.2 You do not acquire any rights in Information, except the limited right to use Information as described above.
3.3 Any breach of the Terms will result in irreparable harm to GTNotify for which damages would be an inadequate remedy and, therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, GTNotify will be entitled to equitable relief, including both a preliminary and permanent injunction, if such a breach occurs. You waive any requirement for the posting of a bond or other security if GTNotify seeks such an injunction.
3.4 Your obligations regarding Information expire five (5) years after the date of disclosure. Upon termination of the Terms or GTNotify’s written request, You must cease use of Information and return or destroy all Information.
3.5 The Terms impose no obligation upon You with respect to Information that You can establish by legally sufficient evidence: (a) You possessed, or knew, prior to Your receipt from GTNotify, without an obligation to maintain its confidentiality; (b) is or becomes generally known to the public through no act or omission by You, or otherwise without violation of the Terms; (c) You obtained from a third party who had the right to disclose it, without an obligation to keep such information confidential; (d) You independently developed without the use of Information and without the participation of individuals who have had access to Information, or (e) in response to a valid order by a court or other governmental body, as otherwise required by law, or as necessary to establish the rights of either party under these Terms and as disclosed after prior notice to GTNotify adequate to afford GTNotify the opportunity to object to the disclosure.
4. YOUR CONDUCT
4.1 You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that You, and not GTNotify, are entirely responsible for all Content that You upload, post or otherwise transmit via the Services. GTNotify does not control the Content posted via the Services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Services, You may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or Objectionable.
4.2 While it is not our intent to monitor Your online communications, GTNotify reserves the right to edit or remove content that we become aware of and determine to be harmful, offensive or otherwise in violation of these Terms. GTNotify may also remove Content that contains third-party commercial advertisements, is inaccurate or includes unauthorized disclosure or personal information. Violation of these restrictions (“Restrictions”) may also result in the termination or suspension of your account. These Restrictions apply to all content provided to or through the Services, including email messages, newsgroup postings, chat, and personal or business web pages.
4.3 You agree not to post or store on GTNotify.com or any of its affiliated sites any Content that violates or infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights (including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, publicity rights or (to the extent protect-able) confidential ideas) or that is obscene, obscene as to minors, child pornography, defamatory, racist, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable (“Objectionable”).
4.4 You agree not to use the Services in any way for spamming or to transmit chain letters, junk email or bulk communications. You agree not to transmit through the Services any Material that is Objectionable. You agree not to use any GTNotify domain name as a pseudonymous return email address for any communications that You transmit from another location or through another service; and You may not pretend to be someone else or spoof their identity when using the Services. Furthermore, You agree not to transmit unsolicited or bulk communications to any GTNotify account holder or to any GTNotify.com or affiliated email address (regardless of whether You use the Services to transmit any such communication).
4.5 You agree not to use the Services for any unlawful activities not otherwise covered above, including (without limitation) attempting to compromise the security of any networked account or site, operating an illegal lottery or gambling operation, stalking, or making direct threats of physical harm. Additionally, You agree not to use the Services to: (a) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a GTNotify official, (b) or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity; (b) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services or develop hidden pages or images (those not linked to GTNotify.com from another accessible page); (c) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that You do not have a right to transmit to the public under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (d) upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (e) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges; (f) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law; (g) collect or store personal data about other users; (h) use an GTNotify account as storage for remote loading or as a door or signpost to another home page, whether inside or beyond GTNotify.com.
5. CONTENT SUBMITTED TO GTNOTIFY.COM
5.1 GTNotify does not claim ownership of the Content You place on any part of GTNotify.com. By submitting Content to GTNotify for inclusion on GTNotify.com, You grant GTNotify and all other users of GTNotify.com a worldwide, royalty-free, and nonexclusive license to reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, adapt, and publish the Content (including in digital form).
5.2 You acknowledge that GTNotify does not pre-screen Content, but that GTNotify and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to block or restrict access to or the availability of, or to disable, any Content that is available via the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, GTNotify and its designees may disable, restrict access to or the availability of, any Content that violates the Terms or is otherwise objectionable. You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
6. DELIVERY OF EMAIL
GTNotify will attempt to deliver all of the email that is addressed to your email address on GTNotify Services. However, sometimes someone who may or may not be a subscriber to GTNotify Services may attempt to relay large numbers of email messages, in bulk, off of or through one of our servers. GTNotify reserves the right to discard that bulk relay email because it is an unauthorized use of our equipment. Any email addressed to you in care of GTNotify Services that is included in that bulk relay email may not be delivered to you.
7. SPAM EMAIL AND POSTINGS
You agree that GTNotify would be irreparably harmed by the use, by You or others, of GTNotify Services or facilities in connection with the transmission of spam newsgroup postings or unsolicited email in violation of these Terms, and that GTNotify is entitled to obtain injunctive relief against any such transmission (in addition to all other remedies available at law or in equity). GTNotify reserves the right to block, filter or delete unsolicited email.
You agree to indemnify and hold GTNotify, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders, alliance members, or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Your Content, Your use of the Services, including any use by Your employees (including as described in Section 3.1), Your connection to the Services, Your violation of the Terms, or Your violation of any rights of another.
9. NOTICES; MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION OF SERVICES
GTNotify may send notices to You via either email or regular mail. The Services may also provide notices of changes to the Terms or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to You generally on the Services. GTNotify reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. GTNotify may make changes to the on-line GTNotify resources, including regarding products, services, programs, and prices, at any time without notice. GTNotify, in its sole discretion, may terminate Your password, GTNotify account(s), on-line resources, use of the Services or use of any other GTNotify service, and remove and discard any Content within the Services, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if GTNotify believes that You have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. Any termination of Your access to the Services under any provision of the Terms may be effected without prior notice, and GTNotify may immediately de-activate or delete Your GTNotify account(s) or on-line resources and all related information and files in Your GTNotify account(s) or on-line resources and/or bar any further access to such files or the Services. Further, GTNotify will not be liable to You or any third-party for any termination, modification, or suspension of the Service.
10. ADVERTISEMENTS AND PROMOTIONS
GTNotify runs advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Services, GTNotify.com and GTNotify’s other Internet properties. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by GTNotify on Your GTNotify account(s) or GTNotify on-line resources is subject to change. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than GTNotify found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between You and such advertiser. GTNotify is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such non-GTNotify advertisers on the Service.
11.1 The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet sites or resources. Because GTNotify has no control over such sites and resources, You acknowledge and agree that GTNotify is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. GTNotify will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
11.2 This Web site may be linked to other web sites which are not under the control of and are not maintained by GTNotify. GTNotify is not responsible for the content of those sites. GTNotify is providing these links to You only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by GTNotify of those sites.
12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
12.1 The Services and any software used in connection with the Services (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Content contained in third-party advertisements or information presented to You through the Services or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, publicity rights, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by GTNotify or advertisers, You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the Software, in whole or in part.
12.2 You may use the Software and related Services only subject to the agreement or license that accompanies such Software or Services. You may use Services only during their specified term, for the enumerated number of times, for the specified number of individuals, or as otherwise limited in the applicable agreement or license. Services involving an update, version release, product release, maintenance release, patch or derivative work of a licensed Software or Service may be used only: (a) on systems for which such Software or Service were specifically licensed; and (b) subject to the license and warranty term governing the original product or Service. Services provided as an element of GTNotify support, consulting or educational services, also are governed by the terms of the applicable support, consulting or educational services agreement.
12.3 You must not modify, de-compile, or reverse engineer any Software GTNotify discloses to You, and must not remove, overprint, or deface any notice of copyright, trademark, logo, legend, or other notice of ownership from any originals or copies of Software or Information from the Services.
12.4 “GTNotify Trademarks” means all names, marks, brands, logos, designs, trade dress and other designations GTNotify uses in connection with Products or Services. Customer may refer to Products and Services by the associated GTNotify Trademarks, provided that such reference is truthful and not misleading and complies with the then current GTNotify Trademark and Logo Policies. Customer may not remove or alter any GTNotify Trademarks, nor may it co-logo Products or material associated with Customer’s services. Customer acknowledges GTNotify’s rights in GTNotify Trademarks and agrees that any and all use of GTNotify Trademarks by Customer shall inure to the sole benefit of GTNotify. Customer agrees not to incorporate any GTNotify Trademarks into Customer’s trademarks, service marks, company names, Internet addresses, domain names, or any other similar designations.
12.5 GTNotify is committed to respecting others’ intellectual property rights, and we ask our users to do the same. GTNotify may, in its sole discretion, terminate the accounts or access rights of users who infringe or otherwise violate others’ intellectual property rights. If You believe that Your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on our Web site, please contact our copyright agent as described in our copyright policy.
12.6 All Content provided on this Web site is provided by or to GTNotify by its respective manufacturers, authors, developers, alliance members, and vendors (the “Third Party Providers”) and is the copyrighted work of GTNotify and/or the Third Party Providers. Except as stated herein, none of the Content may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior express written permission of GTNotify or the Third Party Provider. No part of the Web site, including logos, graphics, sounds or images, may be reproduced or re-transmitted in any way, or by any means, without the prior express written permission of GTNotify. You also may not, without GTNotify’s prior express written permission, “mirror” any Content contained on this Web site on any other server.
12.7 Nothing on this Web site shall be construed as conferring any license under any of GTNotify’s or any Third Party Provider’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. You acknowledge sole responsibility for obtaining any such licenses.
12.8 Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download GTNotify’s Content on this Web site provided that:
(1) both the copyright notice identified below and this permission notice appear in the Content,
(2) the use of such Content is solely for personal, non-commercial and informational use and will not be copied or posted on any networked computer or broadcast in any media, except as explicitly permitted by valid license covering such materials, and
(3) no modifications of any of the Content are made. This permission terminates automatically without notice if You breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, You must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed Content.
12.9 Any unauthorized use of any Content contained on this Web site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
12.10 Content provided by Third Party Providers has not been independently authenticated in whole or in part by GTNotify. GTNotify does not provide, sell, license, or lease any of the Content other than those specifically identified as being provided by GTNotify.
13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
13.1 YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND INFORMATION (AS DEFINED IN SECTIONS 1.2 AND 3.1) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, THE CONTENT ON GTNotify WEB SITES IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS,” IS EXPERIMENTAL, AND IS FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. GTNotify DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. GTNotify
MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTIES AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON GTNotify WEB SITES. GTNotify MAY MAKE AVAILABLE ON GTNotify WEB SITES CONTENT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING WHICH HAS BEEN SUBMITTED BY THIRD-PARTY USERS OF GTNotify WEB SITES. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CONTENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PROVIDERS OF SUCH CONTENT. IN NO EVENT WILL GTNotify OR ITS ALLIANCE MEMBERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION FROM GTNotify WEB SITES.
13.2 GTNotify MAKES NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION THAT: (i) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR THAT (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE
SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
13.3 ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES.
13.4 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GTNotify OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS. GTNotify’S EMPLOYEES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VARY THESE TERM.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
14.1 TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GTNotify IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED ORDERS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE (EVEN IF GTNotify HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO: (i) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES AND GTNotify.COM; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING CONTENT YOU MAY DOWNLOAD, USE, MODIFY OR DISTRIBUTE FROM GTNotify WEB SITES.
14.2 YOU HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEB SITE AND WILL NOT MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST GTNotify FOR LOST DATA, RE-RUN TIME, INACCURATE OUTPUT, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE CONTENT.
14.3 YOU AGREE TO HOLD GTNotify HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE GTNotify FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON USING THE WEB SITE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to You.
16. GENERAL INFORMATION
16.1 The Terms constitute the entire agreement between You and GTNotify and govern Your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between You and GTNotify (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms). You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when You use other GTNotify services, third-party content or third-party software. You must not assign or otherwise transfer the Terms nor any right granted hereunder. Sections 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 16 survive termination of the Terms.
16.2 Singapore law govern any action related to the Terms. No choice of law rules of any jurisdiction apply. The parties specifically disclaim the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. You and GTNotify agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Singapore.
16.3 GTNotify controls and operates this Web site in various locations in Singapore and makes no representation that this Content is appropriate or available for use in other locations. If You use this Web site from other locations, You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws including but not limited to the export and import regulations of other countries.
16.4 This Web site could include inaccuracies or typographical errors. GTNotify and the Third Party Providers may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services, programs, and prices described in this Web site at any time without notice. Changes are periodically made to the Web site. GTNotify may amend these Terms at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. If you are a registered user of GTNotify.com, GTNotify will notify you of changes to these Terms when you log-in after such changes have been made, thus giving You an opportunity to review the Terms.
16.5 The failure of GTNotify to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
16.6 These Terms represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Web site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting, or additional, communication.
TRADEMARK AND LOGO USAGE
When referring to GTNotify’s trademarks, please follow the GTNotify Trademark and Logo Usage requirements on the GTNotify site. All GTNotify based trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of GTNotify.
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Cookies allow web sites to maintain user information across HTTP connections. The current HTTP protocol is “stateless,” meaning that the server does not store any information about a particular HTTP transaction; each connection is “fresh” and has no knowledge of any other HTTP transaction. “State” information is information about a communication between a user and a server, similar in many ways to frequent flier profiles or option settings in desktop software. (For example, a preference for aisle or window seats is cookie-like information that a frequent-flier program might store about its customers.) In some cases it is useful to maintain state information about the user across HTTP transactions.
Cookie Choices in Your Netscape Browser
Beginning with version 4.0, Netscape Navigator began giving the power to control cookies. In version 4.0 and higher, you can activate your “Cookie Alert” by pulling down the Edit menu and clicking Preferences. Click Advanced Settings at the bottom of the dialog box, and choose from the following:
Accept all cookies.
Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating
Another option is for Navigator to warn you before accepting a cookie. Every time there is an incoming cookie, a dialog box will ask if you want to accept it.