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Terms of Use

Welcome to the Quill® IdeaSM website (the “Site”).  The Site is operated by Quill Lincolnshire, Inc. (together with its affiliates and subsidiaries, “”, “we” or “our”).  Your use of the Site is governed by these Quill Ideas Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”), as well as the Terms and Conditions (in the event of any conflict between these Terms of Use and the Terms and Conditions, these Terms of Use will control).  Please read these Terms of Use carefully, because they constitute a legal agreement between you and  By registering on, accessing, browsing, or using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please terminate your use of the Site. reserves the right to change these Terms of Use.  You should check these Terms of Use periodically - by using the Site after we post changes to these Terms of Use, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you actually reviewed them.  These Terms of Use were last updated on March 24th, 2014.

1. General. 
The Site allows you to submit your ideas, expression of ideas, or other materials (collectively, a “Submission”) to for its review and consideration.  Do to the volume of submissions, may not be able to respond to, or publish, every Submission made to the Site. 

2.  Your Representations.  
By making a Submission to the Site, you agree, represent and warrant that: 
(i) You are an employee of, have carefully read these Terms of Use, and you have voluntarily provided your Submission to 
(ii) Your Submission is your own original work, and you have all necessary rights to provide your Submission to 
(iii) Providing your Submission to does not establish a confidential relationship or obligate to treat your Submission (or any related materials) as secret or confidential. 
(iv) has no obligation, either express or implied, to develop or use your Submission, and no compensation is due to you or anyone else for any inadvertent or intentional use of your Submission, related ideas, or ideas derived from your Submission. 
(v) If your Submission is the subject of a pending or issued patent, you have disclosed, or will disclose, that fact to  (To the extent you hold such a patent, we acknowledge that no license under any patent is herein granted to  Any license to use a patented Submission shall be in the form of a written contract, in which event our obligations will be only those described in such contract.) 
(vi) will give your Submission the consideration which it determines, in its sole judgment, to be appropriate. 
(vii), directly or indirectly, may be working on a similar idea, or already know of such idea from other sources.  Neither the discussion or negotiations between and you relating to the possible purchase or license of your Submission, nor the making of any offer for the purchase or license of your Submission, shall prejudice in any way, or be construed as recognition of the novelty, originality, priority, other rights or value of your Submission. 
(viii) If we determine that you have violated these Terms of use, you may be barred from accessing the Site, and we may pursue any remedies available to us. 
(ix) Except to the extent these Terms of Use are superseded by a contract between and you, you irrevocably release and forever discharge from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims, damages, liabilities and demands, whether absolute or contingent and of any nature whatsoever, which you now have or hereafter can, shall or may have against or its successors and assigns with respect to your Submission, including without limitation in respect of how, directly or indirectly, use your Submission, with the sole exception in respect of the foregoing release and discharge being your right to bring a claim of patent infringement. 

3. Assignment of Your Submission. 
As an employee of, you have signed an employment agreement in which you agreed to assign to any ideas, expression of ideas or other information, content or materials in your Submission.  You agree that, upon’s request and expense, you shall confirm such assignment by execution and delivery of written documentation in the form provided by

4. Content on Site. 
All materials on the Site, including, without limitation, names, logos, trademarks, graphics, photographs, illustrations, and software and other elements making up the Site (collectively, “Content”) are protected by copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights owned and controlled by us or by other parties that have otherwise provided their material to us.  You may not delete, distort, or otherwise modify the Content.  Any unauthorized attempt to modify any Content, to defeat or circumvent our security features, or utilize the Site or any part of the Content for any purpose other than its intended one is strictly prohibited. 

5. Conduct of Users.  
You are responsible and liable for your activities on the Site.  Below are some, though not all, violations that may result in the termination of your access to the Site.  You agree not to do any of the following actions while using the Site:

· harass, stalk, threaten, embarrass or cause distress or discomfort upon another participant, user, or other individual or entity;
· transmit via or through the Site any content that is or which Staples considers to be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, profanity, vulgar, obscene, racially or ethnically hateful or otherwise objectionable;
· attempt to transmit any “virus”,”trojan horse” or other software destruction or disruption device;
· impersonate any other person, including but not limited to, a Staples official, expert or bulletin board leader, guide or host;
· post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation on our bulletin boards, including but not limited to, solicitations of credit card numbers, solicitations for sponsors, or promotion of raffles, contests, or multi–level marketing or pyramid schemes;
· intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law while using or accessing the Site or in connection with your use of the Site, in any manner;
· invade the privacy or violate any personal or proprietary right (including intellectual property rights) of any person or entity; or
· infringe the intellectual property rights or similar rights, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks, of any person or entity. 

6. Children Under 13. 
The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13, or knowingly allow such persons to post to the Site.  If you are under 13, please do not attempt to post or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.  If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

7. Notice and Take Down Procedures.  
If you believe any Content on the Site infringes your copyright or trademark rights, you may request such Content be removed by following the notice and take down procedures described in the Terms and Conditions. 

8. Comments, Complaints and Questions.
We welcome your feedback about the Site.  However, any comments, ideas, notes, messages, suggestions or other communications sent to the Site shall be and remain the exclusive property of, and we may use all such communications in any manner, including reproducing, disclosing and publishing such communications, all without compensation to you.  Should you have any questions or complaints regarding violations of these Terms of Use, please contact us.