TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR USE OF THE ONLINE SERVICES
January 1, 2020
The terms and conditions listed below govern use of the online services (the “Online Services”) and materials available therein (“Materials”) provided by the FCPA Blog, a division of Recathlon LLC and its affiliated companies (collectively “FCPA BLOG”). The terms “you” and “your” in uppercase or lowercase shall mean the entity (e.g., individual, company, corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, etc.) or government agency entering into a Subscription Agreement with the FCPA BLOG. The “Subscription Agreement” shall consist of these General Terms and Conditions, and the standard, transactional rates applicable to you (the “Price Schedule”).
1. GRANT OF RIGHTS; RESTRICTIONS ON USE
1.1 You and your Authorized Users (defined below in Section 2.1) are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access and use for research purposes the Online Services and Materials made available to you. The rights granted to each Authorized User are as follows:
(a) The right to electronically display Materials retrieved from the Online Services for the Authorized User’s individual use (e.g., no Authorized User may network others via LANs, WANs, intranets or the Internet). Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Authorized User may display a de minimis amount of the Materials on an incidental, infrequent basis for non-commercial purposes to other Authorized Users so long as the Authorized Users are in the same physical location and the mode of display is not through the Internet, an intranet or other types of networking communication like LANs or WANs;
(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the right to (1) excerpt or quote insubstantial portions of Materials in documents prepared in the ordinary course of your business to the extent permitted by applicable copyright law; (2) distribute Authorized Printouts to persons who are not Authorized Users (including by emailing through the functionality of the Online Services) on an occasional, infrequent basis as permitted by applicable copyright law; and (3) store Materials for periods in excess of the periods set forth above to the extent required for legal or regulatory compliance provided all other Materials are purged promptly upon the expiration of this Subscription Agreement; and
(c) For the avoidance of doubt, the Online Services and the Materials are an original, unique, and valuable compilation of public domain materials. Such original compilation is protected by copyright, intellectual property laws, and other laws that prevent unauthorized access and use. If you are not an Authorized User, you are not permitted to access or use the Online Services for any purpose whatsoever. If you nevertheless access and use the Online Services or Materials without authorization, your access and use will be governed by these General Terms and Conditions and you will be liable to the FCPA BLOG for any breach of the General Terms and Conditions as well as for unauthorized access and payment for use at the rates in the applicable Price Schedule.
1.2 To the extent permitted by applicable copyright law and not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms (if any), you and your Authorized Users may make copies of Authorized Printouts and distribute Authorized Printouts and copies.
1.3 Except as specifically provided in Sections 1.1 and 1.2, you and your Authorized Users may not exploit the goodwill of the FCPA BLOG, including its trademarks, service marks, or logos without the express written consent of the FCPA BLOG. Additionally, under no circumstances may you or any Authorized User offer any part of the Online Services or Materials for commercial resale or commercial redistribution in any medium or use the Online Services or the Materials to compete with the business of the FCPA BLOG.
1.4 All right, title, and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) in the Online Services and Materials in any medium belongs to the FCPA BLOG or its third party suppliers of Materials.
1.5 Neither you nor your Authorized Users may use the Online Services or Materials in any fashion that infringes the intellectual property rights or proprietary interests of the FCPA BLOG or any third party. Your use of the Online Services and Materials must comply with all applicable laws, rules or regulations.
1.6 Neither you nor your Authorized Users may remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices contained in Materials.
2. ACCESS TO SERVICES
2.1 Only your employees, temporary employees, students, partners/members, and contractors dedicated to performing work exclusively for you (to the extent those categories of persons are appropriate to your situation) are eligible to access and use the Online Services and Materials (“Eligible Persons”). Without limitation, external professional service providers such as attorneys, accountants, outsourcers and public relations firms are specifically excluded from being Eligible Persons. The term “Authorized User” means an Eligible Person whom you have identified to THE FCPA BLOG for purposes of issuing an the FCPA BLOG ID. You agree that each the FCPA BLOG ID may only be used by the Authorized User to whom the FCPA BLOG assigns it and that the FCPA BLOG ID may not be shared with or used by any other person, including other Authorized Users. You will manage your roster of Authorized Users and will promptly notify the FCPA BLOG to deactivate an Authorized User’s the FCPA BLOG ID if the Authorized User is no longer an Eligible Person or you otherwise wish to terminate the Authorized User’s access to the Online Services. You are responsible for all use of the Online Services accessed with the FCPA BLOG IDs issued to your Authorized Users, including associated charges, whether by Authorized Users or others. You will use reasonable commercial efforts to prevent unauthorized use of the FCPA BLOG IDs assigned to your Authorized Users and will promptly notify the FCPA BLOG, in writing, if you suspect that an the FCPA BLOG ID is lost, stolen, compromised, or misused. You may not access or otherwise use the Online Services if you are identified on, and You may not provide access to the Online Services to any individuals identified on, OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals, the UK’s HM Treasury’s Consolidated List of Sanctions Targets, or the EU’s Consolidated List of Persons, Groups, and Entities Subject to EU Financial Sanctions.
2.2 Use of the Online Services via mechanical, programmatic, robotic, scripted or any other automated means is strictly prohibited. Unless otherwise agreed to by the FCPA BLOG in writing, use of the Online Services is permitted only via manually conducted, discrete, individual search and retrieval activities.
2.3 To comply with local privacy, data protection and other laws, each the FCPA BLOG ID is country specific and may not be used outside the country for which it is issued, except for short periods not to exceed 30 continuous days. If the FCPA BLOG suspects use of an the FCPA BLOG ID outside the country of issue for a period in excess of 30 continuous days, the FCPA BLOG may suspend the FCPA BLOG ID or require you to use and pay for an the FCPA BLOG ID for the relevant country. On request, the FCPA BLOG will issue a geographically compliant the FCPA BLOG ID.
2.4 The Online Services, Materials, and feature functionality within the Online Services may be enhanced, added to, withdrawn, or otherwise changed by the FCPA BLOG without notice.
3. LIMITED WARRANTY
3.1 The FCPA BLOG represents and warrants that it has the right and authority to make the Online Services and Materials available to you and your Authorized Users as authorized expressly by this Subscription Agreement.
3.2 EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SECTION 3.1, THE ONLINE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THE FCPA BLOG AND EACH THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER OF MATERIALS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
4.1 A Covered Party (as defined below) shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (a) any errors in or omissions from the Online Services or any Materials available or not included therein, (b) the unavailability or interruption of the Online Service or any features thereof or any Materials, (c) your or an Authorized User’s use of the Online Services or Materials, (d) the loss or corruption of any data or equipment in connection with the Online Services, (e) the content, accuracy, or completeness of Materials, all regardless of whether you received assistance in the use of the Online Service from a Covered Party, (f) any delay or failure in performance beyond the reasonable control of a Covered Party, or (g) any content retrieved from the Internet even if retrieved or linked to from within the Online Services.
4.2 “Covered Party” means (a) the FCPA BLOG and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of the FCPA BLOG; and (b) each third party supplier of Materials, third party alliance entities, their affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of any third party supplier of Materials or third party alliance entity or any of their affiliates.
4.3 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE COVERED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE ONLINE SERVICES OR MATERIALS OR THIS SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT EXCEED THE LESSER OF YOUR ACTUAL DIRECT DAMAGES OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE ONLINE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE THE CLAIM AROSE. YOUR RIGHT TO MONETARY DAMAGES IN THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY COVERED PARTY.
4.4 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER YOU NOR THE COVERED PARTIES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE ONLINE SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR THE FAILURE OF ANY COVERED PARTY TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO A PARTY’S INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS OR YOUR (AND YOUR AUTHORIZED USERS’) INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF PROPRIETARY DATA BELONGING TO THE FCPA BLOG OR ITS THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS.
5.1 These General Terms and Conditions may be changed from time to time as described below or by written agreement. Charges and payment terms may be changed in accordance with the terms of your Price Schedule; all other provisions may be changed by the FCPA BLOG immediately upon notice to you. If any changes are made to this Subscription Agreement, such changes will: (a) only be applied prospectively; and (b) not be specifically directed against you or our Authorized Users but will apply to all similarly situated the FCPA BLOG customers using the Online Services. You may terminate this Subscription Agreement upon written notice to the FCPA BLOG if any change to these General Terms and Conditions is unacceptable to you. For termination to be effective under this Section 5.1, written notice of termination must be provided to the FCPA BLOG within 30 days of the effective date of the change. Continued use of the Online Services following the effective date of any change constitutes acceptance of the change but does not affect the foregoing termination right. Except as provided above, this Subscription Agreement may not be supplemented, modified or otherwise revised unless signed by duly authorized representatives of both parties. Furthermore, this Subscription Agreement may not be supplemented, modified or otherwise revised by email exchange even if the email contains a printed name or signature line bearing signature-like font. The foregoing does not prohibit the execution of electronic contracts bearing electronic signatures of authorized representatives of both parties, provided such signatures include digital certifications or are otherwise authenticated.
5.2 You or the FCPA BLOG may terminate this Subscription Agreement at any time in accordance with this Section 5.2. The effective date of termination shall be 10 days after the receipt of written notice of termination, unless a later date is specified in the notice. THE FCPA BLOG may temporarily suspend or discontinue providing access to the Online Services to any or all Authorized Users in breach of this Subscription Agreement without notice and the FCPA BLOG may pursue any other legal remedies available to it. No refunds are provided for terminated or cancelled accounts.
5.3 All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing or displayed electronically in the Online Services by THE FCPA BLOG. Notices shall be deemed to have been properly given on the date deposited in the mail, if mailed; on the date first made available, if displayed in the Online Services; or on the date received, if delivered in any other manner. Legal notices to THE FCPA BLOG should be sent to Recathlon LLC, 200 University Blvd, Suite 235, #208, Round Rock, TX 78665
5.4 The failure of you, the FCPA BLOG, or any third party supplier of Materials to enforce any provision hereof shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce it at a later time.
5.5 Neither you nor any Authorized User may assign your rights or delegate your duties under this Subscription Agreement without the prior written consent of the FCPA BLOG, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. This Subscription Agreement and any amendment thereto shall be binding on, and will inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
5.6 If you, any of your Authorized Users, or any person you or your Authorized Users permits to use the Online Services or who gains access through an Authorized User’s failure to properly secure his or her THE FCPA BLOG ID or computer (a “User”) should access or use Regulated Data in an unauthorized manner (a “Security Event”), then the following provisions will apply: (a) if required by applicable law, you will notify the individuals whose information has potentially been accessed or used that a Security Event has occurred; (b) you will notify any other parties (including but not limited to regulatory entities and credit reporting agencies) as may be required by law; (c) the notification will not reference THE FCPA BLOG or the product through which the Regulated Data was provided, nor will the FCPA BLOG be otherwise identified or referenced in connection with the Security Event, without the express written consent of THE FCPA BLOG; (d) you will be solely liable for all claims that may arise from a Security Event caused by you, your Authorized Users or a User and you will indemnify the FCPA BLOG for any third party claims directed against the FCPA BLOG that arise from the Security Event; and (e) all notifications and indemnity claims related to the Security Event will be solely at your expense.
5.7 This Subscription Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware regardless of the law that might otherwise apply under applicable principles of conflicts of law.
5.8 This Subscription Agreement will be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. If any provision of this Subscription Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then (a) such provision will be interpreted, construed and reformed to the extent reasonably required to render it valid, enforceable and consistent with its original intent and (b) such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect any other provision of this Subscription Agreement.
5.9 Where applicable, each affiliated company of the FCPA BLOG and each third party supplier of Materials has the right to assert and enforce the provisions of this Subscription Agreement directly on its own behalf as a third party beneficiary.
5.10 This Subscription Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter and replaces and supersedes any prior written or verbal communications, representations, proposals or quotations on that subject matter.