Terms of Use

 

Welcome to www.cfr.org, published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). This page describes the terms and conditions that apply to your use of CFR products and services through www.cfr.org and its mobile applications (the “Sites”). CFR is referred to herein as “we,” “us,” or “our.”

USE OF MATERIALS

We or our licensors own all content and materials on www.cfr.org, including, without limitation, all trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and copyrights. CFR grants you free-of-charge access to the content published on the Sites. You agree not to sell or modify such content or materials or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use such content or materials in any way for any public or commercial purpose, in connection with products or services that are not those of CFR, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits us, that dilutes the strength of our property or that otherwise infringes our intellectual property rights.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND SECURITY

If you signed up for any of CFR’s features that require you to provide personal information, you agree to maintain and update, true, accurate and current information about yourself. If you have reasons to believe that your account is no longer secure, it is your responsibility to let us know immediately.

We explicitly disclaim liability for any and all losses and damages arising from your failure to comply with this section.

You agree not to violate or attempt to violate the security of www.cfr.org. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate occurrences that may involve violations of the law or of the security of the Sites. We may involve and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

We reserve the right to disclose any information about you or your use of the Sites in connection with any investigations by us or law enforcement authorities as may be appropriate or necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

We cannot and do not assure that other users are or will be complying with the foregoing rules or any other provision of these Terms of Use, and, as between you and us, you hereby assume all risk of harm or injury resulting from any such lack of compliance.

We may change the Sites or delete content or features in any way, at any time and for any reason or no reason.

PRIVACY POLICY

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and we have explained in detail the steps we take to do so in the Privacy Policy. You, in turn, agree and consent to the terms of the Privacy Policy by your use of the Sites.

COMPLIANCE WITH LAW

We reserve the right to comply with any subpoena, or order, or otherwise cooperate with law enforcement officials regarding the identification of any user alleged to be using the Sites in violation of the law. If we deem appropriate in our sole discretion, we reserve the right to preserve a record of any such information or data and turn all or a portion thereof over to law enforcement officials.

DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITIES, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR OFFERED, MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH, OR OTHERWISE RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE SITES.

INDEMNIFICATION

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us; our licensors, licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users; each of the foregoing entities’ respective resellers, distributors, service providers and suppliers; and all of the foregoing entities’ officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, representatives, and assigns (collectively, “The Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, and costs (including without limitation, settlement cost and any legal or other fees and expenses for investigating or defending any actions or threatened actions) incurred by the indemnified parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms of Use. You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, PERSONAL INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH) AND PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, THAT RESULT FROM (A) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR CONTENT, MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS THEREON, OR (B) THE CONDUCT OR ACTIONS, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SITES OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

MOREOVER, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE, OUR LICENSORS OR LICENSEES OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES’ RESPECTIVE RESELLERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM AN ACT OF FORCE MAJEURE OR CAUSES BEYOND OUR OR THEIR REASONABLE CONTROL.

YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER WE, NOR OUR LICENSORS OR LICENSEES NOR ANY OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES’ RESPECTIVE RESELLERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR (A) ANY INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE SITES AND ANY WEBSITE, SERVICE, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE OR (B) ANY DELAYS OR FAILURES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE WITH ANY TRANSMISSIONS OR TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO THE SITES IN AN ACCURATE OR TIMELY MANNER.

THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THESE TERMS OF USE APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

CHANGES TO THE TERM OF USE

If we make a material change to these Terms of Use we will post a notice on www.cfr.org. Your use of the Sites following any such notice will signify and constitute your assent to and acceptance of such revised Terms of Use.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of the relating to these Terms of Use shall be filed and that venue properly lies, only in state or federal courts located in New York, NY and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigation of such action.

If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful or void or for any other reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.