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

Lens Products Terms and Conditions

  1. Definitions
  2. Stratfor Products
  3. Customer Obligations
  4. Payment Terms
  5. Intellectual Property Rights
  6. Indemnities and Liabilities
  7. Term and Termination
  8. General Terms

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.

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 under an Individual License.

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 Stratfor 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 An Individual License must be prepaid for the term set forth in the Agreement and may be paid by credit card only. Activation of an Individual License begins upon payment. Unless otherwise notified by Stratfor, the Individual Licensee's credit card account will be automatically charged within 60 days prior to the expiration of the term of his or her Individual License. At that time, the Individual License will be renewed at the then-current rate, unless the Individual Licensee notifies Stratfor of his or her desire to cancel the Individual License at least thirty (30) days prior to the renewal date. In addition, Stratfor may seek pre-authorization of your credit card account for each renewal to verify that the credit card is valid and has the necessary funds or credit available for your renewal.

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. Cancellations are processed upon receipt of the cancellation request. Upon cancellation, all fees and charges are nonrefundable.

5.3 If the purchase of an Individual License includes the right to receive a “premium” (for example, a book), Stratfor will email instructions for claiming the premium to the applicable Individual Licensee, who must claim the premium in accordance with the procedures set forth in those instructions no later than the deadline set forth in those instructions.  Any premium not claimed in accordance with those instructions by the applicable deadline will be forfeited.

Section 6. General

6.1 Stratfor reserves the right to monitor the use of the Service by the Individual Licensee to ensure the Individual Licensee is in compliance with these 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. 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.

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

4.4 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 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. 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. For more information, please read the full text of our Privacy Policy at www.stratfor.com.

Lens Products Terms and Conditions

These Lens Products Terms and Conditions (these "Terms and Conditions"), together with any other document referenced in these Terms and Conditions, will govern the licensing or purchase of Stratfor Works, Stratfor Custom Services, Service Units and Stratfor API'S (collectively, the "Stratfor Products") identified in an Order Form executed by the customer named in such Order Form ("Customer") and Stratfor Enterprises, LLC ("Stratfor").

1. Definitions.

1.1 "Account Manager" means the individual designated by Stratfor as Customer's primary point of contact for purposes of an Order Form.  Stratfor may change an Account Manager by giving notice to Customer.

1.2 "Laws" means all Federal, national, state, provincial, local and other laws, rules, orders, statutes and regulations of governmental authorities having jurisdiction over the parties, the Stratfor Products, the Order Form(s) and these Terms and Conditions.

1.3 "Order Form" means the schedule that sets forth the pricing and features of one or more Stratfor Works, Stratfor Custom Services, Service Units or Stratfor API's agreed upon by Customer and Stratfor.

1.4 "Service Units" means a prepaid unit of services that may be used by Customer to access various analyst or other interactions with Stratfor, as set forth in an Order Form.

1.5 "Stratfor API" means an application programming interface that supports the interoperation of Customer's intranet or software applications with one or more Stratfor Works.

1.6 "Stratfor Custom Services" means custom reports or other custom services set forth in an Order Form.

1.7 "Stratfor Works" means, in any form or medium, (a) reports, briefings, scorecards, rankings, threat or other matrices, forecasts, spreadsheets, graphics, tables, charts, data, compilations of data, assessment tools, content, tools, web pages, e-mails, text messages, mobile apps, RSS feeds, bulk data downloads, widgets, and other features, including images, text, illustrations, logos, audio, and video files provided by Stratfor under any Order Form, and all other Stratfor proprietary content, software, information and materials; (b) discussion, chat or similar forums provided or made available by Stratfor pursuant to an Order Form ("Stratfor Forums"), and (c) Stratfor's intelligence and analytical methodologies.

2. Stratfor Products.

2.1 If a subscription to one or more Stratfor Products is ordered pursuant to a Order Form, Stratfor grants Customer a license (a "User License") for the number of users specified in such Order Form ("Authorized Users") to access such Stratfor Products during the term of such Order Form, subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms and Conditions and such Order Form.  Each Authorized User must be a Customer employee, consultant or independent contractor, and Customer is responsible for ensuring that its Authorized Users comply with the terms of the applicable Order Form(s) and these Terms and Conditions.  If required for the applicable Stratfor Products, Stratfor will issue a user ID and a password to each Authorized User designated by Customer.  No Authorized User may share his or her user ID or password with any other person.  A User License is required for each Customer employee, consultant or contractor who has access to the Stratfor Products ordered by Customer.  Customer will designate an individual (the "Customer Contact") who is authorized to request additions or changes to Customer's list of Authorized Users, remove Authorized Users, and otherwise update Customer's list of Authorized Users.  Customer will update the name of the Customer Contact when appropriate.  Access to the Stratfor Works is provided for Authorized Users only and may not be shared with others except as expressly provided herein.

2.2 Each User License entitles the Authorized User to: (a) use the applicable Stratfor Products in the performance of the Authorized User's role for the Customer organization named in the applicable Order Form(s);  (b) distribute information based upon the Stratfor Products within the Customer organization named in the applicable Order Form(s); and (c) make a copy or slide of each of the reports, briefings, scorecards, rankings, threat or other matrices, forecasts, spreadsheets, graphics, tables or charts contained in the Stratfor Products for presentation and distribution within the Customer organization named in the applicable Order Form(s), so long as Stratfor's copyright and other proprietary notices remain affixed thereto.  An Order Form may contain additional licensing provisions with respect to particular Stratfor Products ordered thereunder.  Except as explicitly permitted in these Terms and Conditions and the applicable Order Form(s), Customer and its Authorized Users will not, in whole or in part, sell, lease, transfer, sublicense, 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, copy or otherwise make available or permit access to the Stratfor Products, or any portion thereof, to any third party nor any employee, consultant or contractor of Customer who is not an Authorized User.

2.3 Stratfor may monitor the use of the Stratfor Products by Customer and its Authorized User(s) to ensure compliance with these Terms and Conditions and the applicable Order Form(s).  Stratfor may audit, upon reasonable prior notice to Customer, Customer's records regarding Authorized Users and their use of the Stratfor Products in order to assess Customer's compliance with these Terms and Conditions and the applicable Order Form(s).  Stratfor may suspend Customer and its Authorized Users' access to any or all Stratfor Products upon any material violation of these Terms and Conditions or the applicable Order Form(s), until such violation is remedied. 

2.4 Stratfor Products may permit Customer to access content or services provided by third parties ('Third Party Offerings").  Customer and its Authorized Users' access to and use of Third Party Offerings are subject to the terms of service governing the applicable Third Party Offerings.  Stratfor makes no representations, warranties, covenants or guarantees regarding Third Party Offerings, whether or not such Third Party Offerings or services are designated by Stratfor as "certified," "approved," "recommended" or otherwise, or are provided by a third party that is a member of a Stratfor "partner" or similar program. 

2.5 Unused Service Units that were designated in the applicable Order Form(s) in "monthly" increments may be carried over to future months, provided that all unused Service Units will expire at the end of the applicable contract year, and will not carry forward to future periods.  Stratfor will track Customer's usage of Service Units and, upon Customer's reasonable request, provide periodic reports to Customer regarding usage of Service Units, in accordance with Stratfor's then-standard tracking and provisioning policies and procedures.  Service Units that are measured in increments of time generally will be consumed in quarter-hour increments, in accordance with Stratfor's then-standard tracking and provisioning policies and procedures.  Stratfor may provide an estimate of the Service Units that would be consumed in order to address a specific Customer tasking upon Customer's request.  Stratfor may respond to requests that would require the expenditure of Service Units from any Authorized User, unless Customer has otherwise limited the use of Service Units to specific Authorized Users by giving Stratfor written notice.  All provisioning requests for Service Units must be made to Customer's Account Manager.

2.6 If an Order Form includes access to www.Stratfor.com (or any successor site as determined by Stratfor in its reasonable discretion), Customer and its Authorized Users' use thereof and access thereto will be governed by the terms and conditions set forth therein.

2.7 If an Order Form includes a Stratfor API, Stratfor grants to Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use such Stratfor API solely for the purpose of accessing Stratfor Products during the term(s) of the applicable Order Form(s), in accordance with Stratfor's technical requirements and limitations for each Stratfor API as published by Stratfor from time to time.  Upon the expiration or termination of the applicable Order Form(s), Customer will cease all use of the Stratfor API's and delete all Stratfor API's from Customer's computer systems.

2.8 Stratfor warrants that the Stratfor Products are based on Stratfor's reasonable efforts to compile and analyze the best sources reasonably available to Stratfor at any given time; provided, however, any opinions reflect Stratfor's judgment at the time and are subject to change.  Stratfor does not give investment advice, or advocate or recommend the purchase or sale of any security or investment.  Stratfor Products may 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.  Stratfor will comply with all Laws applicable to the Stratfor Products, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act, and any other applicable anti-corruption Laws.

2.9 EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES EXPRESSLY IDENTIFIED AS SUCH IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR THE APPLICABLE ORDER FORM(S), STRATFOR MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL, OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE STRATFOR PRODUCTS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

3. Customer Obligations.

3.1 Customer will provide, and update as needed, information as necessary for Stratfor to communicate with Customer from time to time regarding the Stratfor Products, issue invoices or accept payment, and contact Customer for other account-related purposes.   Customer agrees to keep any online account information current. Customer agrees to accept notices from Stratfor with respect to these Terms and Conditions and any Order Form(s) at Customer's primary contact's e-mail address specified in the applicable Order Form(s).

3.2 Stratfor Forums may or may not be moderated by Stratfor Personnel, and content (including queries and comments) posted by Authorized Users may or may not be visible to other participants in the Stratfor Forum (including other Stratfor customers), depending on the specific terms of the applicable Forum(s).  Customer acknowledges that its Authorized Users should not post any proprietary or confidential information in any Stratfor Forums.  Stratfor is not responsible in any manner for any responses or comments posted by other Stratfor customers or third parties with respect to queries and comments posted by Authorized Users.  Stratfor may remove or disable any content uploaded by Authorized Users that Stratfor reasonably and in good faith believes is inappropriate or violates these Terms and Conditions or applicable Laws.

3.3 Customer and its Authorized Users will not store, transmit, upload or share through the Stratfor Products any information, content, files or data, or otherwise engage in any conduct, that: (a) violates or infringes upon the rights of any third party; (b) involves uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available information, content, files or data that Customer does not have the right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (c) involves sending unsolicited mass mailings or other communications; (d) is likely to damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Stratfor Products or otherwise interfere with the use of the Stratfor Products by others; (e) contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, impair, destroy or otherwise limit in any way the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network; (f) violates the applicable Order Form(s), these Terms and Conditions or any other terms of use, rules or policies applicable to the Stratfor Products; (g) in any way constitutes or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense under any Laws; or (h) violates any U.S. denied-party lists, embargoed country restriction, or any other applicable Laws, including export or import Laws.

3.4 Customer is responsible for its employees, consultants and contractors' compliance with the terms of the applicable Order Form(s) and these Terms and Conditions.  Customer is also responsible for the confidentiality and use of all login credentials and passwords issued to its Authorized Users in order to access the Stratfor Products.

3.5 If Customer or any Authorized User is the U.S. Federal Government, Stratfor provides the Stratfor Products, including related software and technology, solely in accordance with the term of this Section.  Government technical data and software rights related to the Stratfor Products include only those rights customarily provided to the public as defined in these Terms of Use. This customary license is provided in accordance with FAR 12.211 (Technical Data) and FAR 12.212 (Software) and, for Department of Defense transactions, DFAR 252.227-7015 (Technical Data – Commercial Items) and DFAR 227.7202-3 (Rights in Commercial Computer Software or Computer Software Documentation). If a U.S. government agency has a need for rights not conveyed under these terms, it must negotiate with Stratfor to determine if there are acceptable terms for transferring such rights, and a mutually acceptable written addendum specifically conveying such rights must be included in any applicable Order Form(s).

4. Payment Terms. 

4.1 Customer will pay to Stratfor all recurring and non-recurring fees, charges and expenses set forth in the applicable Order Form(s) (collectively, "Charges") in accordance with the payment terms set forth therein and in these Terms and Conditions.  Stratfor may deliver invoices by email to Customer's primary point of contact as designated in the applicable Order Form(s).

4.2 If Customer does not pay any Charges within 30 days after the applicable due date, then at Stratfor's discretion, such Charges will bear interest at lesser of 1% per month, or the maximum rate permitted by law, from the date such payment was due until the date paid. 

4.3 In addition, if any Charges are 60 or more days overdue, then Stratfor may, without limiting Stratfor's other rights and remedies, suspend Customer's access to the Stratfor Products until such amounts are paid in full. However, Stratfor will not suspend Customer's access if the applicable Charges are under reasonable and good faith dispute and Customer is cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute.

4.4 Customer is solely responsible for the payment of all taxes, assessments, tariffs and duties arising from or related to Stratfor's provision of the Stratfor Products, except any taxes assessed on Stratfor's net income or employees.

4.5 Upon any early termination of the term of an Order Form, Stratfor is not obligated to refund any prepaid Charges unless the termination was due to Stratfor's unremedied material default under these Terms and Conditions or the applicable Order Form(s).

5. Intellectual Property Rights.

5.1 All intellectual property rights, whether registered or unregistered (including but not limited to copyright, design rights, trade marks, patents, database rights, confidential information and know how) ("Intellectual Property Rights") in any documents or other materials and any data or other information provided by Customer under any Order Form(s) belong to Customer.

5.2 The Stratfor Products, as well as the compilation (including the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of the content of the Stratfor Products, are the property of Stratfor.  Stratfor is a registered trademark of Stratfor, and the Stratfor Products may include other Stratfor marks.  Stratfor's marks 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 Stratfor's business partners, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Stratfor.

5.3 Stratfor retains all Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Stratfor Products and all deliverables prepared by Stratfor in connection with the Stratfor Products, provided that Customer will have the right and license to use the applicable Stratfor Products in accordance with the terms of the applicable Order Form(s) and these Terms and Conditions.

6. Indemnities and Liabilities.

6.1 Stratfor will defend or, at its option, settle, any action, claim or proceeding brought against Customer to the extent that it is based upon an assertion that any of the Stratfor Products, when used by Customer in accordance with the applicable Order Form(s) and these Terms and Conditions, infringe upon a copyright, patent or trade secret of any third party (an "Infringement Claim").  Stratfor will indemnify and hold Customer harmless against all damages awarded and reasonable costs and expenses incurred in connection with any Infringement Claim, provided that Customer promptly notifies Stratfor in writing of the Infringement Claim, and gives Stratfor complete authority, information, and assistance to defend such Infringement Claim and sole control of the defense or settlement of such Infringement Claim.

6.2 IN NO EVENT WILL STRATFOR BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER, ANY OF ITS AUTHORIZED USERS, OR ANY OTHER PARTY, FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE STRATFOR PRODUCTS, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  STRATFOR'S LIABILITY, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY ORDER FORM, THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR ANY STRATFOR PRODUCTS, WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID TO STRATFOR UNDER THE APPLICABLE ORDER FORM.

7. Term and Termination. 

7.1 The term of each Order Form will commence on the effective date set forth in such Order Form, expire on the expiration date set forth in such Order Form, and, unless the applicable Order Form specifies otherwise, automatically renew for a term equal to the original term (excluding any "free," "trial" or similar periods included with the original term, if any) unless either party gives the other party written notice of non-renewal at least 30 days prior to the renewal date. 

7.2 Either party may terminate any or all Order Forms then in effect by giving written notice to the other if the other party commits a material breach of an Order Form or these Terms and Conditions which is not remedied within 30 days after being required by notice to do so.  

7.3 An Order Form may include additional termination provisions applicable only to such Order Form.  The termination of an individual Order Form under such provisions will not affect the effectiveness of any other Order Form.  

7.4 Any provisions in these Terms and Conditions or any Order Form that expressly or by their nature are intended to survive expiration or termination will survive any expiration or termination thereof.

8. General Terms.

8.1 Customer may not assign or transfer its rights under these Terms and Conditions or any Order Form.

8.2 These Terms and Conditions and each Order Form will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.  Any legal action arising under or relating to these Terms and Conditions or any Order Form will be heard exclusively in the Federal or state courts in Austin, Texas, U.S.A., and each party consents to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. 

8.3 If any provision of these terms and conditions or an Order Form is held to be invalid under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

8.4 Terms and Conditions and each Order Form can only be changed by an agreement in writing signed by each party.  Each Order Form may be executed in counterparts.  As used in these Terms and Conditions and Order Forms, "including" means "including without limitation" unless otherwise expressly indicated.

8.5 Each party will, in connection with the provision or use of the Stratfor Products (as appropriate), comply with all applicable Laws.

8.6 Each party was given the opportunity to consult with counsel of its choice regarding these Terms and Conditions and each Order Form.

8.7 Each party will retain in confidence all information and trade secrets received from the other party under any Order Form or these Terms and Conditions that has been designated as proprietary and/or confidential, or by the nature of the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, ought in good faith to be treated as proprietary and/or confidential, and will make no use or disclosure of such information or trade secrets except under the applicable Order Form(s) and these Terms and Conditions.  However, if Stratfor and Customer have executed a confidentiality or nondisclosure agreement in connection with the Stratfor Products, the terms of such agreement will govern the parties' confidentiality obligations under these Terms and Conditions and the Order Form(s).

8.8 Except as set forth in Sections 2.6 and 8.7 (if applicable), these Terms and Conditions and the Order Form(s) executed by Customer and Stratfor constitute the entire agreement of Customer and Stratfor regarding the Stratfor Products. In no case will any preprinted terms on any Customer order form, purchase order or similar document have any effect as between the parties.