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Code Protect. Microchip products meet the specification contained in their particular Microchip Data Sheet. Microchip believes that its family of products is one of the most secure families of its kind on the market today, when used in the intended manner and under normal conditions. There are dishonest and possibly illegal methods used to breach the code protection feature. All of these methods, to our knowledge, require using the Microchip products in a manner outside the operating specifications contained in Microchip’s Data Sheets. Most likely, the person doing so may be engaged in theft of intellectual property. Microchip is willing to work with the customer who is concerned about the integrity of their code. Neither Microchip nor any other semiconductor manufacturer can guarantee the security of their code. Code protection does not mean that we are guaranteeing the product as "unbreakable." Code protection is constantly evolving. We at Microchip are committed to continuously improving the code protection features of our product. Attempts to break Microchip’s code protection feature may be a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If such acts allow unauthorized access to your software or other copyrighted work, you may have a right to sue for relief under that Act.

Use in life support systems: Use of Microchip devices in life support and/or safety applications is entirely at the buyer's risk, and the buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Microchip from any and all damages, claims, suits, or expenses resulting from such use.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
IN GENERAL: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, IN NO EVENT, SHALL MICROCHIP BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY), STRICT LIABILITY, INDEMNITY, CONTRIBUTION, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE, COST OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF PRODUCTION, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, LOSS OF CAPITAL, LOSS OF SOFTWARE, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF REVENUES, CONTRACTS, BUSINESS, COST OF REWORK, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, OR WASTED MANAGEMENT TIME, EVEN IF MICROCHIP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OR THEY ARE FORESEEABLE. MICROCHIP’S TOTAL LIABILITY ON ALL CLAIMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY), STRICT LIABILITY, INDEMNITY, CONTRIBUTION, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF GOODS OR CONTENT.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES: WITHOUT AFFECTING MICROCHIP’S RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOU UNDER THESE WEBSITE TERMS OF USE, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU ACCEPT THAT YOU, AND NOT MICROCHIP, ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR (I) ANY PRODUCT OR PROCESS WHICH USES OR INCORPORATES MICROCHIP GOODS OR CONTENT, (II) REVIEWING/ TESTING GOODS AND CONTENT AND DETERMINING THEIR SUITABILITY FOR USE IN YOUR APPLICATION, PRODUCT OR PROCESS, AND (III) DETERMINING WHETHER YOUR PRODUCTS OR SYSTEMS EMPLOYING MICROCHIP GOODS OR CONTENT INFRINGES PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES.