Terms & Conditions

The use of the MIPS website (the “Website”) is subject to the following terms and conditions. By using the Website, you agree to these terms of use. Please note in particular the indemnity that you provide under “Limitation, exclusion of liability and indemnity” below.


The Website, its design and contents are all copyright MIPS. MIPS grants individual users of the Website a non-exclusive personal licence to view and copy the material on the Website solely for personal and non-commercial use. Such licence is revocable by MIPS at any time without notice. You agree not to reproduce material on the Website other than in accordance with such licence and, without limitation, not to reproduce any information on the Website on any other website or in any other form. You agree not to arrange for any other website to be connected to the Website by way of hyperlink or otherwise without the prior written consent of MIPS.

MIPS reserves the right to change these terms of use at any time without notice. Any such changes will be displayed on this page of the Website. MIPS reserves the right to suspend or cancel or any part of the Website and the services offered therein at any time without notice.

MIPS shall not be liable to you or to any other person in the event that all or any part of the Website is discontinued, modified or changed in any way.

Discussion boards and other user-generated content

The discussion boards and other user-generated content (such as comments and blogs) are provided for your use. The views and opinions that are expressed by users may not reflect those of MIPS.

You must not use the discussion boards to display any material which is:

in contravention of any relevant local, national or international law or which incites or encourages the contravention of any such law

  • racist, sexist or homophobic
  • pornographic, obscene, profane or vulgar
  • defamatory of any person, entity or organisation
  • abusive, threatening or otherwise likely to be harmful to those persons likely to use the Website
  • otherwise offensive in the opinion of MIPS
  • infringing of the rights (including the intellectual property rights) of any person; or
  • related to the conduct of a business.

If you breach these terms and conditions we reserve the right to suspend or delete your account. If you consistently or seriously breach these terms and conditions we may contact you using the email address you have provided when you set up your account to request that you cease posting. If you ignore this request we reserve the right to trace your IP address, contact your service provider and ask that you be blocked from accessing the Website.

By submitting information to the Website, you grant MIPS a non-exclusive worldwide royalty-free perpetual non-revocable licence to use, distribute, adapt, modify, display, reproduce and transmit such information in any and all media in any manner in whole or in part without any duty to account to you. You also grant MIPS the right to grant licences to users of the Website to view and copy such information.

MIPS reserves the right to edit or delete any information submitted to the Website, including without limitation any message which contravenes the rules above.

Should you find any message which you feel is in contravention of the above rules, please let us know by clicking on the “Report as offensive” button or by emailing us at MIPS.

Privacy Policy

Please read our privacy policy which sets out the basis upon which MIPS will hold and process any personal data which you provide to us and from which you can be identified.


The Website uses cookies, are small pieces of data (normally numbers and letters) which may be stored on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit. Please read the full policy here.

Special Terms and Conditions

Special terms and conditions apply to the use of certain features of the Website. These are indicated on the relevant pages and form part of these terms of use as if set out in full herein.

Limitation, Exclusion of Liability and Indemnity

MIPS endeavours to ensure the accuracy of all content of the Website. However this cannot be guaranteed and MIPS liabilities are excluded and/or limited as set out below. The content of the Website is provided for information purposes only and you should not rely upon it in making or refraining from making any decision or in taking or refraining from taking any action.

You agree that your use of the Website is entirely at your own risk. No warranty of any type is given by MIPS as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information provided on the Website. You agree that the Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

MIPS hereby excludes all and any losses, liabilities, claims, damages, expenses or costs (whether as a consequence of its negligence or otherwise) arising in connection with:-
your use or inability to use the Website or the services offered from time to time therein
any unauthorised access to or alterations of information provided by you
your use of any third party websites (including without limitation those that may be connected by hyperlink to the Website)
any arrangements entered into with any third party in connection with any information provided by or in connection with the Website
the inaccuracy, incompleteness or tardiness of any information supplied through the service
other than, in each case, any liability in respect of death or personal injury.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you in connection with the Website will create any warranty not expressly stated in these terms and conditions.

Each user of the Website hereby agrees that he or she is owed no duty of care or other obligation by MIPS and that insofar as he or she may be owed any such duty or obligation, he or she waives any rights which he or she may have in respect of such duty or obligation.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless MIPS and all officers, employees and agents of MIPS from any and all losses, liabilities, claims, damages, expenses or costs asserted by any third party in connection with your use of the Website.

Advertisements and Links to other Websites

The Website contains links to and content from other internet sites and resources. MIPS cannot control such content and you agree that, without limitation of the terms set out above, MIPS is not responsible for such content. MIPS cannot endorse products or services offered by third parties through such content.

Your Consent

By using the Website, you agree to these terms of use in full. You understand and agree that these terms of use constitute the entire agreement between MIPS and yourself in respect of your use of the Website and supersede any and all prior arrangements, agreements and representations.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to this Site or its use and materials herein is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA without regard to conflicts of laws principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California, for the resolution of any and all disputes arising out of or relating to your access to and use of the Site. You further agree and covenant not to bring suit in any other jurisdiction. You expressly disclaim the applicability of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods to your access or use of this Site or its contents. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.  No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.