Terms & Privacy

Certain information included on this Web Site is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, among other things: the impact of price and product competition; the dependence on new product development; the impact of rapid technological and market change; the ability of Nortel Government Solutions (NGS) to make acquisitions and/or integrate the operations and technologies of acquired businesses in an effective manner; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; international growth and global economic conditions, particularly in emerging markets and including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of consolidations in the telecommunications industry; the uncertainties of the Internet; stock market volatility; the ability of Nortel Government Solutions to recruit and retain qualified employees; and the impact of increased provision of customer financing by Nortel Government Solutions. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see the reports filed by Nortel Government Solutions with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Nortel Government Solutions disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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By accessing or using our Web Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. The material provided on this Web Site is protected by U.S. and worldwide copyright laws and treaties. Except as specifically stated, none of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form without Nortel Government Solutions' prior written permission. You also may not, without our permission, "mirror" any material contained on our Web Site or any other server. Permission is granted for you to make a single copy of documents published by Nortel Government Solutions on our Web Site solely for informational and non-commercial use within your organization; provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. No other use of the information provided is authorized.

Your use of our Web Site is at your own risk. Nortel Government Solutions assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on the Web Site. All information published on this Web Site is provided "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Nortel Government Solutions may provide hyperlinks or pointers to other web sites maintained by third parties. The links to any such third party web sites are provided for your convenience and information only. The content in any linked web site is not under our control and if you decide to access any such web site, you do so entirely at your own risk. The fact that we provide a link to a third party web site does not mean that we endorse, authorize or sponsor any such site or that we are affiliated with such third party. Under no circumstances shall Nortel Government Solutions be liable to any person for any direct, special, incidental, punitive, indirect or consequential damages, loss of profits or revenues or costs of replacement goods resulting from use of or reliance on the information presented in or through this Web Site, even if informed in advance of the possibility of such damages.

Information published on this Web Site is subject to change without notice. Nortel Government Solutions may also make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in this Web Site at any time without notice. Mention of non-Nortel Government Solutions products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

Nortel Government Solutions does not want you to, and you should not, send any confidential information or proprietary information to Nortel Government Solutions via the Web Site. Any submission by you becomes the property of Nortel Government Solutions and you grant Nortel Government Solutions the authority and right to use that information subject to the Nortel Government Solutions Privacy Statement set forth below. By sending Nortel Government Solutions materials or information, you grant Nortel Government Solutions an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute such material or information and you further agree that Nortel Government Solutions is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you provide for any purpose.

Nortel Government Solutions makes no representation that the information contained in this Web Site or that access to this Web Site is appropriate or available for use throughout the world. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws in the geography from which you access this Web Site, including but not limited to, all applicable export and import laws and regulations. Any claims relating to our Web Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA, exclusive of its conflict of law provisions. Nortel Government Solutions may unilaterally revise these terms and conditions without notice and any such changes shall be effective upon posting.

Software may be made available for downloading from this Web Site. You agree that any software which you download is governed by the licensing terms accompanying the software or if no license terms accompany the software, the licensing terms contained in your agreement with Nortel Government Solutions authorizing you access to download such software or the license agreement which accompanied the original product licensed by you which you are updating. In the event none of the above is applicable, the terms and conditions of this Software License Agreement apply. All Nortel Government Solutions software and software documentation available from this site is commercial computer software and commercial computer software documentation and, in the event software is downloaded for or on behalf of the United States Government, the respective rights to the software and software documentation are governed by Nortel Government Solutions standard commercial license in accordance with U.S. Federal Regulations at 48 C.F.R. Sections 12.212 (for non-DoD entities) and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202 (for DoD entities).

All product and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Products and services may vary from country to country. Please contact your local Nortel Government Solutions representative for specific information.


1. This Privacy Statement

Nortel Networks Limited, together with its Associated Companies ("Nortel") is committed to protecting personal information that you provide to us via our web site. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully as it explains what information Nortel Government Solutions collects about you and how we use your information, including setting out the circumstances where we could provide it to third parties. You should also read the separate Legal and Copyright/Disclaimers terms and conditions applicable to our web site.

2. What information do we collect and what do we do with it?

To assist us in delivering services to you we will collect information about you or your computer when you browse on our website, or if you choose to register and take advantage of our services.

2.1 We will use the information which we collect to help us to improve the usefulness and effectiveness of our web site, and to personalize your experience on our web site, to help you log on in future and to continue to use our web site. By knowing your preferences we can deliver relevant information that meets your needs and ensure that your visit to our site is quick, easy and productive.

2.2 We may use your IP address to conduct analyses of user traffic, to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our web site, or to enable selected third parties to provide us with information on the companies visiting our site.

2.3 As Nortel Government Solutions is an international company having offices in North America, South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, there may be occasions where information may be transferred from one country or continent to another.

2.4 If you are an existing customer we may use your email address to respond to inquiries and to provide you with information that may be of interest to you, relating to products similar to those you use or have used in the past, at your request. Every email you receive from us will contain simple instructions for removing yourself from the list or changing your profile. Nortel Government Solutions is also happy to provide existing customers and other interested parties with information about the full range of Nortel Government Solutions' products and services on request.

3. Accessing your information

3.1 If you want to access or update any of your information held by Nortel Government Solutions, you can make certain changes on-line (by clicking on "Modify your Personal Profile" while you are logged in). Please contact us if you need assistance in relation to your personal information, or if you are having problems modifying your profile.

3.2 Nortel Government Solutions reserves the right to access and disclose personal information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly, or to protect itself or its users.

4. Sharing of Information with Third Parties

4.1 We may need to pass your personal information to third parties who help us to maintain, administer or develop our web site, if so, that information is only given to those third parties for that limited purpose.

4.2 From time to time, Nortel Government Solutions may pass your personal information to selected third parties who will help us to provide you with the products and services available on our web site that might be of interest to you. Such third parties will not use your personal information for any other purpose. If you do not wish to permit such third party use, you should follow the procedure set out in the paragraph dealing with cookies below to deactivate third parties cookies.

4.3 If we do disclose personal information to third parties, we will only do so to third parties whom we are satisfied have measures to protect your personal information in a manner consistent with all applicable laws.

5. Your Consent

5.1 By utilizing the Nortel Government Solutions web site you acknowledge and agree that:

  • 5.1.1 in the course of registering and using our web site and any services offered via our web site, certain personal information about you will be captured electronically or otherwise and transmitted to Nortel Government Solutions, and potentially to any third parties as set out above; and
  • 5.1.2 we may transfer your personal information from one country or continent to another for processing or use in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

5.2 By using our web site, you expressly agree to the collection and use of your personal information as set out above for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.

6. Our Responsibilities - How does Nortel Government Solutions protect user information?

6.1 Nortel Government Solutions respects the privacy of its customers and business partners and is committed to complying with all laws relating to the protection of personal data. Nortel Government Solutions has adopted Principles of Privacy and Data Protection that apply to all our global operations and protect the rights of customers in compliance with all laws relating to the protection of personal information.

6.2 To prevent unauthorised access, we follow appropriate security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information which you have given to us.

6.3 Certain areas of our web site are password protected. You can help to preserve your privacy by never sharing your password with anyone else.

7. What are 'Cookies' and how do we use them?

7.1 We may conduct analyses of user traffic. These analyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies. We also use cookies when you request personalised information, so that we can provide you with more tailored information when you return to our web site. We do not use cookies to store any personal information for any promotional or marketing purposes.

7.2 A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. The information stored will make your usage of our web site easier and faster because it allows you to use our web site without having to re-enter information on each visit. Cookies also maintain the visitor's identity while at our web site so you need only log in once. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance.

7.3 As a visitor to this site, you can obtain further information about our third party providers policies or opt out of their services by deactivating their cookies. This may be done by visiting their web sites. You can visit Omniture's web site at www.omniture.com*. Information on Omniture's privacy policy can be found here*.

8. Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to add to or change the terms of this Privacy Statement at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you. If we change this Privacy Statement, we will post the new Privacy Statement on our web site, and it will become effective from the time of posting to our web site. Please visit this Privacy Statement on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what we do with your personal information. Whenever possible, we will give you notice of any changes prior to their implementation. Your continued use of our web site following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to those changes.

9. General

"Associated Companies" means any parent, subsidiary company or affiliate of Nortel Networks Limited.

This version of the Privacy Statement is effective as of December 9, 2004.