Terms of Use

Individual License Terms and Conditions

  1. Access
  2. Intellectual Property Rights
  3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
  4. Obligations of the Individual Licensee
  5. General
  6. Privacy Policy

Enterprise Database and Custom Portal License Terms and Conditions

  1. Access
  2. Intellectual Property Rights
  3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
  4. Obligations of Enterprise Licensee and the Custom Portal Licensee
  5. General
  6. Privacy Policy

Terms of Use for Subscriptions to Standard Products

  1. Access
  2. Intellectual Property Rights
  3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
  4. Obligations of Subscribers
  5. General
  6. Privacy Policy

Individual License Terms and Conditions

The following are the terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) for an Individual License, as defined below, to the information service accessed at www.stratfor.com (the “Service”), owned by Stratfor Enterprises, LLC, d/b/a Stratfor (“Stratfor”). Individuals who have entered into an agreement with Stratfor (the “Agreement”) for a limited, nonexclusive right to use the Service solely in accordance with the Terms and Conditions shall possess an Individual License (such individuals are referred to as an “Individual Licensee”). By using the Service under an Individual License, the Individual Licensee agrees to the Terms and Conditions. Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully. Stratfor reserves the right to modify, update, or alter the Terms and Conditions without prior notice at any time. In the event of any conflict between the terms of the Agreement and the Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions shall control. By using the Service after any change in the Terms and Conditions is posted on www.stratfor.com, the Individual Licensee agrees to be bound by all of the changes.

Notice:  Effective August 1, 2011, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., in connection with a successful business transaction, changed the form in which it is doing business by assigning all of its assets and liabilities, including all Individual License Agreements, to Stratfor Enterprises, LLC, d/b/a Stratfor.  Control of the enterprise, and all of the employees engaged in it, remain the same as before the transaction.

Section 1. Access

1.1 Access to the Service and to the content, services, tools, web pages, e-mails, RSS feeds, software APIs, bulk data downloads, widget downloads, and other features of the Service, including images, text, illustrations, logos, audio, and video files (the “Content”), for the term set forth in the Agreement is for the Individual Licensee ONLY and may not be shared within the Individual Licensee’s organization or otherwise except as expressly provided herein.

1.2 Corporations, enterprises, organizations or other commercial entities may not, directly or indirectly, hold an Individual License or have access to the Service.

1.3 Access to the Service and its Content by an Individual Licensees does not provide the right to access the Enterprise service or any Custom Portal or the content, services, tools, and other features of the Enterprise service or of any Custom Portal.

Section 2. Intellectual Property Rights

2.1 The Service and the Content, as well as the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of the Content and the Service, are the property of Stratfor and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, or other proprietary rights.

2.2 Stratfor TM is a proprietary mark of Stratfor. Stratfor’s trademark may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by Stratfor, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Stratfor.

Section 3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

STRATFOR AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, AND THE SERVICE ITSELF, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, TERMS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND UNDERTAKINGS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, IN RESPECT OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, AND THE SERVICE ITSELF, ARE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. NEITHER STRATFOR NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE INDIVIDUAL LICENSEE OR TO ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY ERROR, DELAY, OR FAILURE IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICE OR CONTENT THROUGH THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL STRATFOR, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO THE INDIVIDUAL LICENSEE OR TO ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY THE INDIVIDUAL LICENSEE OR BY ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR ON THE SERVICE ITSELF, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE INDIVIDUAL LICENSEE AGREES THAT THE LIABILITY OF STRATFOR, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE IN THE SERVICE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT THE INDIVIDUAL LICENSEE PAID TO STRATFOR FOR USE OF THE SERVICE.

Section 4. Obligations of the Individual Licensee

4.1 The Individual Licensee may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast, circulate, data mine, or use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process, to monitor or copy, the Content, or exploit the Content or the Service commercially in any way, without the prior written consent of Stratfor, provided, however, the Individual Licensee may download or copy the Content for personal use only, provided that all copyright and other notices contained therein are maintained.

4.2 The Individual Licensee is responsible for providing complete and accurate account information. It is the sole responsibility of the Individual Licensee to report any changes to the Stratfor Account Manager immediately.

4.3 The Individual Licensee is responsible for the confidentiality and use of his user name and personal password. The responsibility of the Individual Licensee extends to all activity and use under his user name and password.

4.5 The Individual Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Stratfor and its affiliates, agents, officers, directors, and employees from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs, and/or actions (including attorneys’ fees) arising from the use by the Individual Licensee of the Service or of any Content accessed or received from the Service

Section 5. Renewal and Subscriber Cancellation

5.1 Individual Licenses are prepaid for the term set forth in the Agreement and may be paid by credit card only. Activation begins upon payment. Unless otherwise notified by Stratfor, your credit card account will be automatically charged within 60 days prior to the expiration of the term of your subscription. At that time, your Individual License will be renewed at the then current rate, unless you notify us of your desire to cancel your Individual License at least thirty (30) days prior to the renewal date, or within thirty (30) days following your automatic renewal for any Individual License with at least an annual term.

5.2 To cancel your Individual License, you may call our Subscriber Support Department at 1-877-978-7284 from within the United States and Canada or at +1-512-744-4300, option 2 from outside the United States and Canada, or send an e-mail request with the subject line “Subscription Cancellation Request” to feedback@stratfor.com. Please be sure to provide your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user name and password for authentication, and the reason you want to cancel. Cancellations are processed upon receipt of the cancellation request. Upon cancellation, all fees and charges are nonrefundable.  However, if a user requests cancellation of an Individual License with at least an annual term within thirty (30) days following its automatic renewal date (see Section 5.1), such request will be honored.

Section 6. General

6.1 Stratfor reserves the right to monitor the use of the Service by the Individual to ensure the Individual Licensee is in compliance with the Terms and Conditions. Stratfor may terminate or suspend an Individual License in its sole discretion upon any violation of the Terms and Conditions by the Individual Licensee.

6.2 The Service includes facts, views, opinions, and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest by Stratfor. Stratfor does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions, or recommendations, give investment advice, or advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment.

6.3 Stratfor reserves the right to modify the Service or its availability at any time with or without notice to the Individual Licensee. Stratfor shall not be liable to the Individual Licensee or to any third party should Stratfor exercise its right to modify the Service or its availability. Stratfor does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted, or secure access to the Service.

6.4 The right of the Individual Licensee to access the Service, as permitted under these Terms and Conditions, is subject to the receipt by Stratfor of the payment of the Individual License fee as set forth in the Agreement. In the event of an early termination of the Individual License for any reason, Stratfor shall not be obligated to refund any portion of the Individual License fee.

6.5 The rights and obligations of the Individual Licensee under the Individual License are not assignable or transferable. If any provision of the Individual License is held to be invalid under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. The Individual License, all intellectual property issues, and the rights and obligations of Stratfor and the Individual Licensee shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Section 7. Privacy Policy

Stratfor is committed to protecting the privacy of Individual Licensees. Information that Stratfor collects stays within Stratfor and any information distributed to third parties is reported in aggregate only. Stratfor does not give or sell information collected from Individual Licensees. For more information, please read the full text of our Privacy Policy at www.stratfor.com.

 

Enterprise Database and Custom Portal License Terms and Conditions

The following are the terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) for an Enterprise Database License, as defined below, to the Enterprise Database information service accessed at www.stratfor.com (the “Service”), owned by Stratfor Enterprises, LLC, d/b/a Stratfor (“Stratfor”).

The Terms and Conditions also apply to a Custom Portal License, as defined below, which provides access to the Service and to one or more custom designed portals (each a “Custom Portal”) which can be accessed via a hyperlink located on www.stratfor.com.

Institutions which have entered into a legally binding written agreement with Stratfor (the Agreement) (i) for a limited, nonexclusive right to use the Service solely in accordance with the Terms and Conditions shall possess an Enterprise License (such institutions are referred to individually as an “Enterprise Licensee”), or (ii) for a limited, nonexclusive right to use the Service together with one or more Custom Portals shall possess an Enterprise License and a Custom Portal License (such institutions are referred to individually as a “Custom Portal Licensee”)( Enterprise Licenses and Custom Portal Licenses are referred to collectively as “Licenses” and individually as a “License,” and Enterprise Licensees and Custom Portal Licensees are referred to collectively as “Licensees” and individually as a “Licensee”). By using the Service and/or by accessing a Custom Portal under a License, Licensees and each of their Authorized Users, as defined below, agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully. Stratfor reserves the right to modify, update, or alter the Terms and Conditions without prior notice at any time. In the event of any conflict between the terms of the Agreement and the Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions shall control. By using the Service after any change in the Terms and Conditions is posted on www.stratfor.com, Licensees and each of their Authorized Users agree to be bound by all of the changes.

Notice:  Effective August 1, 2011, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., assigned all of its assets, including all Enterprise Database and Custom Portal License Agreements, to Stratfor Enterprises, LLC, d/b/a Stratfor.  Control of the enterprise, and all of the employees engaged in it, remain the same as before the transaction.

Section 1. Access

1.1 The right to access the Service or a Custom Portal and to the content, services, tools, web pages, e-mails, RSS feeds, software APIs, bulk data downloads, and widget downloads, and other features of the Service or a Custom Portal, including images, text, illustrations, logos, audio, and video files (in the case of each of the Service and a Custom Portal, the “Content”), for the term set forth in the Agreement is limited to those individuals identified in the Agreement (“Authorized Users”), who are either identified in the Agreement by individual user names or shared user names (“Authorized User Names”) or who have been given authorized access to a secure network maintained by the Licensee which can be identified by the IP network address or addresses owned and/or controlled by the Licensee identified in the Agreement (“Authorized IP Addresses”) and which is only accessible to persons approved by the Licensee and whose identities are authenticated at the time of log in and whose online activity is subject to review and regulation by the Licensee (such secure networks may include proxy servers maintained and controlled by the Licensee). Authorized Users may access the Service only via Authorized User Names or Authorized IP Addresses.

1.2 Access to the Service or a Custom Portal and to its Content is for Authorized Users ONLY and may not be shared within the Licensee’s organization or otherwise except as expressly provided herein.

1.3 Access to the Service and to its Content by an Enterprise Licensee and its Authorized Users does not provide the right to access any Custom Portal or the Content of any Custom Portal.

1.4 Access to a Custom Portal and its Content by a Custom Portal Licensee and its Authorized Users does not provide the right to access any other Custom Portals and their Content unless explicitly authorized in the Custom Portal Licensee’s Agreement.

Section 2. Intellectual Property Rights

2.1 The Service and any Custom Portal, and the Content of the Service and of any Custom Portal, as well as the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of the Content of the Service and of any Custom Portal, are the property of Stratfor and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, or other proprietary rights, provided, however, that in the case of any Custom Portal Licensee, any logo of such Custom Portal Licensee shall be and remain the sole property of such Custom Portal Licensee.

2.2 Stratfor TM is a proprietary mark of Stratfor. Stratfor’s trademark may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by Stratfor, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Stratfor.

Section 3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

STRATFOR AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE AND ANY CUSTOM PORTAL, AND THE SERVICE AND EACH CUSTOM PORTAL ITSELF, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, TERMS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND UNDERTAKINGS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, IN RESPECT OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE AND ANY CUSTOM PORTAL, AND THE SERVICE AND EACH CUSTOM PORTAL ITSELF, ARE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. NEITHER STRATFOR NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO A LICENSEE, TO ITS AUTHORIZED USERS, OR TO ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY ERROR, DELAY, OR FAILURE IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICE OR ANY CUSTOM PORTAL OR CONTENT THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY CUSTOM PORTAL. IN NO EVENT WILL STRATFOR, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO A LICENSEE, TO ITS AUTHORIZED USERS, OR TO ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY THE LICENSEE, BY ITS AUTHORIZED USERS, OR BY ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY CUSTOM PORTAL, OR ON THE SERVICE OR ANY CUSTOM PORTAL ITSELF, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EACH LICENSEE AGREES THAT THE LIABILITY OF STRATFOR, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICE OR ANY CUSTOM PORTAL OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE IN THE SERVICE OR IN ANY CUSTOM PORTAL, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT THE LICENSEE PAID TO STRATFOR FOR USE OF THE SERVICE OR THE CUSTOM PORTAL, AS APPLICABLE.

Section 4. Obligations of Enterprise Licensee and the Custom Portal Licensee

4.1 The Licensees, and their Authorized Users, may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast, circulate, data mine, or use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process, to monitor or copy, the Content of the Service or of any Custom Portal, or exploit the Service, any Custom Portal, or their Content commercially in any way, without the prior written consent of Stratfor, provided, however, the Authorized Users may download or copy the Content for personal use only, provided that all copyright and other notices contained therein are maintained.

4.2 The Licensees are each responsible for the compliance with the Terms and Conditions by their respective Authorized Users and shall inform Authorized Users of the restrictions and other provisions of the Terms and Conditions.

4.3 The Licensees are each responsible for providing complete and accurate account information. It is the sole responsibility of the Licensees to report any changes to the Stratfor Account Manager immediately.

4.4 The Licensees are each responsible for the confidentiality and use of their respective Authorized User Names and passwords. The responsibility of the Licensees extends to all activity and use under their respective Authorized User Names and passwords and/or IP network authentication access.

4.5 The Licensees each agree to indemnify and hold harmless Stratfor and its affiliates, agents, officers, directors, and employees from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs, and/or actions (including attorneys’ fees) arising from the use by the Licensees and their respective Authorized Users of the Service, any Custom Portal, or of any Content accessed or received from the Service or a Custom Portal.

Section 5. General

5.1 Stratfor reserves the right to monitor the use of the Service and any Custom Portal by the Licensees to ensure the Licensees are in compliance with the Terms and Conditions. Stratfor may terminate or suspend a License in its sole discretion upon any violation of the Terms and Conditions by a Licensee, or by any of its Authorized Users.

5.2 The Service and Custom Portals include facts, views, opinions, and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest by Stratfor. Stratfor does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions, or recommendations, give investment advice, or advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment.

5.3 Stratfor reserves the right to modify the Service and any Custom Portal or their availability at any time with or without notice to Licensees. Stratfor shall not be liable to the Licensees, to their Authorized Users, or to any third party should Stratfor exercise its right to modify the Service, any Custom Portal, or their availability. Stratfor does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted, or secure access to the Service or to any Custom Portal.

5.4 The right of the Licensees, and their Authorized Users, to access the Service and any Custom Portal, as permitted under these Terms and Conditions, is subject to the receipt by Stratfor of the payment of the Enterprise License fee or the Custom Portal License fee, as applicable, as set forth in the Agreement. In the event of an early termination of the Enterprise License or the Custom Portal License for any reason, Stratfor shall not be obligated to refund any portion of the Enterprise License fee or the Custom Portal License fee.

5.5 The rights and obligations of the Enterprise Licensee under the Enterprise License, and of the Custom Portal Licensee under the Custom Portal License, are not assignable or transferable. If any provision of the Enterprise License or the Custom Portal License is held to be invalid under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. The Enterprise License, the Custom Portal License, all intellectual property issues, and the rights and obligations of Stratfor, the Enterprise Licensee, the Custom Portal Licensee, and Authorized Users shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Section 6. Privacy Policy

Stratfor is committed to protecting the privacy of Licensees and of Authorized Users. Information that Stratfor collects stays within Stratfor and any information distributed to third parties is reported in aggregate only. Stratfor does not give or sell information collected from Licensees or from Authorized Users. For more information, please read the full text of our Privacy Policy at www.stratfor.com.

 

Terms of Use for Subscriptions to Standard Products

The following are the terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”) for subscriptions for a specified term to one or more specialty services described as “Standard Products” at www.stratfor.com (the “Site”).  The subscription to a Standard Product can be purchased and accessed at the Site. The Site is owned by Stratfor Enterprises, LLC, d/b/a Stratfor (“Stratfor”).

A subscription to a Standard Product does not include subscriptions to any other Standard Products that may be offered by Stratfor from time to time, nor to any other page, section or content on the Site, subscriptions to which may be purchased separately on the Site.

By purchasing a subscription to a Standard Product on the Site, the purchaser (a “Subscriber”) agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.   Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. Stratfor reserves the right to modify, update, or alter these Terms and Conditions without prior notice at any time. By using any Standard Product after any change in these Terms and Conditions is posted on the Site, Subscribers and each of their Authorized Users agree to be bound by all of the changes.

Section 1. Access

1.1 The right to access a Standard Product, including, without limitation, any content (including, without limitation, images, text, illustrations, logos, audio, and video files), services, tools, web pages, e-mails, RSS feeds, software APIs, bulk data downloads, widget downloads, and other features of Standard Product (in the case of each of Standard Product, the “Content”), for the term purchased by the Subscriber, is limited to those individuals identified at the time the subscription is purchased (or any substitutes designated by Subscriber in accordance with the procedures established on the Site) (“Authorized Users”). 

1.2  Authorized Users are either identified by individual user names or shared user names (“Authorized User Names”) or have been given authorized access to a secure network maintained by the Subscriber which can be identified by the IP network address or addresses owned and/or controlled by the Subscriber identified at the time of purchase of its subscription (“Authorized IP Addresses”) and which is only accessible to persons approved by the Subscriber and whose identities are authenticated at the time of log in and whose online activity is subject to review and regulation by the Subscriber (such secure networks may include proxy servers maintained and controlled by the Subscriber). Authorized Users may access the Standard Products for which a subscription has been purchased on their behalf only via Authorized User Names or Authorized IP Addresses.

1.3 Access to the applicable Standard Product and to its Content is for Authorized Users ONLY and may not be shared within the Subscriber’s organization or otherwise.

Section 2. Intellectual Property Rights

2.1 The Site and the Standard Products, as well as the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of the Content of the Site and the Standard Products, are the property of Stratfor and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, or other proprietary rights.

2.2 Stratfor TM is a proprietary mark of Stratfor. Stratfor’s trademark may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by Stratfor, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Stratfor.

Section 3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

STRATFOR AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE AND ANY STANDARD PRODUCTS IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, TERMS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND UNDERTAKINGS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, IN RESPECT OF THE CONTENT ARE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. NEITHER STRATFOR NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO A SUBSCRIBER, ITS AUTHORIZED USERS, OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY ERROR, DELAY, OR FAILURE IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, ANY STANDARD PRODUCT OR ANY CONTENT. IN NO EVENT WILL STRATFOR, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO A SUBSCRIBER, ITS AUTHORIZED USERS, OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUBSCRIBER, ITS AUTHORIZED USERS, OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY STANDARD PRODUCT, OR ON THE SITE OR ANY STANDARD PRODUCT ITSELF, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SUBSCRIBER AGREES THAT THE LIABILITY OF STRATFOR, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SITE, ANY STANDARD PRODUCT OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR ANY STANDARD PRODUCT, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT THE SUBSCRIBER PAID TO STRATFOR FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION TO THE APPLICABLE STANDARD PRODUCT.

Section 4. Obligations of Subscribers

4.1 Subscriber, and its Authorized Users, may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast, circulate, data mine, or use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process, to monitor or copy, the Content of the Site or any Standard Product, or exploit the Site, any Standard Product or their Content commercially in any way, without the prior written consent of Stratfor, provided, however, the Authorized Users may download or copy the Content of Standard Products for which a subscription has been purchased for personal use only, provided that all copyright and other notices contained therein are maintained.

4.2 Subscriber is responsible for the compliance with these Terms and Conditions by its Authorized Users and shall inform its Authorized Users of the restrictions and other provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

4.3 Subscriber is responsible for providing complete and accurate account information at the time of purchase of a subscription to any Standard Product. It is the sole responsibility of Subscriber to report any changes to Stratfor immediately.

4.4 Subscriber is responsible for the confidentiality and use of its Authorized User Names and passwords. Subscriber’s responsibility extends to all activity and use under its Authorized User Names and passwords and/or IP network authentication access.

4.5 Subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Stratfor and its affiliates, agents, officers, directors, and employees from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs, and/or actions (including attorneys’ fees) arising from the use by Subscriber and its Authorized Users of the Site, any Standard Product, and any Content accessed or received from the Site or any Standard Product.

Section 5. General

5.1 Stratfor reserves the right to monitor the use of the Site and Standard Products by Subscriber and its Authorized Users to ensure compliance with these Terms and Conditions. Stratfor may terminate or suspend a subscription to a Standard Product in its sole discretion upon any violation of these Terms and Conditions by Subscriber or any of its Authorized Users.

5.2 The Site and Standard Products include facts, views, opinions, and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest by Stratfor. Stratfor does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions, or recommendations, give investment advice, or advocate or recommend the purchase or sale of any security or investment.

5.3 Stratfor reserves the right to modify the Site and Standard Products or their availability at any time with or without notice to Subscribers.  Stratfor shall not be liable to Subscriber, its Authorized Users, or any third party should Stratfor exercise such right from time to time.  Stratfor does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Site or any Standard Product.

5.4 The right of Subscribers and its Authorized Users to access the Site and Standard Products, as permitted under these Terms and Conditions, is subject to the receipt by Stratfor of the payment of the applicable subscription fees, which are non-refundable.

5.5 The rights and obligations of Subscriber under these Terms and Conditions are not assignable or transferable. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions, and the rights and obligations of Stratfor, Subscribers and Authorized Users, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.  Any existing or future dispute, claim, cause, or controversy arising from or relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be submitted to and resolved solely by final and binding arbitration. Any such arbitration will be conducted in Austin, Texas, U.S.A., in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect, before a single arbitrator selected in accordance with those Rules.  The decision of the arbitrator will be final, binding, non-appealable, and fully enforceable.

Section 6. Privacy Policy

Stratfor is committed to protecting the privacy of Subscribers and Authorized Users. Information that Stratfor collects stays within Stratfor and any information distributed to third parties is reported in aggregate form only. Stratfor does not give out or sell information collected from Subscribers or Authorized Users. For more information, please read the full text of our Privacy Policy at www.stratfor.com.

 

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