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|Basic Definitions and Intended Audience
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|Safe Harbor Provision
|Submission of Information
|Protection of TSMC's Confidential Information
|Links to Third Party Web Sites
|Disclaimer of Warranty
|Claims of Copyright Infringement
and Intended Audience:
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Links to Third Party
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You will defend or settle, at your option and expense, any claim made or action brought against TSMC to the extent that it is related to or arises out of: 1) unauthorized use of your account or password, 2) any information, material or technology that you provide to TSMC that infringes or is alleged to infringe any third party's intellectual property rights, or 3) any information, material or technology that you provide to TSMC that causes damage to TSMC or any third party. Such claim or action is referred to as a "Claim" in this section. You will indemnify TSMC and hold TSMC harmless from all liabilities, costs, fees (including without limitation legal fees and expenses), damages, and settlements incurred by TSMC as a result of any Claim. TSMC will: (i) notify you in writing of the Claim, (ii) permit you to defend, compromise, or settle the Claim, and (iii) provide to you, at your expense, all reasonably available information, assistance, and authority to defend or settle the Claim.
TSMC may modify, suspend, withdraw or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Content, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. You agree that TSMC is not liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, withdrawal or discontinuance of the Content.
The Content may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts and are based on expectations, estimates, and projections about our industry; our beliefs and assumptions; and our goals and objectives as of the date such forward-looking statements are first posted. Words such as "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "seeks", and "estimates", and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions, are not guarantees of future performance, and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, are difficult to predict, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those set forth in the Content and in our other SEC filings, in particular our annual report on Form 20-F. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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Claims of Copyright
TSMC respects other's intellectual property rights, and we ask users of the Site to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been infringed on the Site, please provide written notification to TSMC's designated copyright agent (contact information follows). To be effective, your notice of alleged copyright infringement must meet the requirements set forth in 17 United States Code Section 512. You can view the full text of the copyright law on the U.S. Copyright Office web site www.copyright.gov. TSMC's designated copyright agent contact information is provided exclusively for notifying TSMC of alleged infringement of your copyrighted materials occurring on or through the Site. Inquiries of any other nature to TSMC's designated copyright agent will not receive a response through this process.
Please make sure your notice to TSMC includes all of the following:
(1) A physical or electronic signature of the
person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright
(2) An identification of the copyrighted works you claim have been infringed (if the notice is for multiple works, then provide a representative list of those works);
(3) A description of the location on the Site of the material that you claim to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity;
(4) Your current address, telephone number, and email address;
(5) Your statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(6) Your statement that the information in your notice to TSMC is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owners behalf.
TSMC Designated Copyright Agent:
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