Unauthorized Use

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Unauthorized Use

The illegal use of a credit card without permission from the card holder. Unauthorized use can be fairly basic; for example, one may steal and use a credit card. Often, however, unauthorized use involves using computer programs to find a person's financial information and conduct large transactions with that person's credit. The card holder may be responsible for the loss of the first $50 if he/she informs the bank within 60 days, but many card issuers waive this responsibility. See also: Identity theft.
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But if OReGO is implemented without unauthorized uses or breaches of personal information, acceptance of the technology needed to make a per-mile fee work will spread.
Although not every use of a trademark can be controlled, keeping track of potential unauthorized uses of the medtech company's trademarks is important to protect the goodwill associated with the brand and the legal validity of the trademarks.
In fact, Carlisle said that there are dozens of unauthorized uses involving most of the top athletes during any Olympics.
RFID tags also are being used in more sophisticated applications, from matching hospital patients with laboratory test results to tracking systems for dangerous materials, and concerns have been raised about preventing eavesdropping and unauthorized uses.
They love the city because it's the last party town left in an America that is increasingly efficient, puritanical, and unforgiving about any unauthorized uses of what used to be, but no longer is, "free time.
Just over half (56 percent) of the respondents claimed unauthorized uses, but these included employees' inappropriate use of company bandwidth (sharing jokes, downloading music, and the like).
Such real-time network usage monitoring has been helpful in eliminating unauthorized uses that deplete bandwidth.
Examples would include losses caused by unauthorized uses and disclosures or any loss of data integrity, such as that caused by a system crash with no current backup.
Louisiana retailers are liable to the cardholder for any damages and expenses, including attorney fees, incurred by unauthorized uses of the card.