The FCPA Report

The definitive source of actionable intelligence covering the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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TERMS OF USE

Thank you for subscribing to The FCPA Report (the “FCPAR”). On this Web site (the “Web Site”), you can access the current issue and past issues of the FCPAR. By subscribing to the FCPAR or by initiating and conducting a trial subscription of the FCPAR, you (“you” or a “Subscriber”) agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (“TOU”).

1.  Binding Agreement. These TOU constitute a legally binding agreement among you, Mergermarket (US) Ltd. (“MM”) and Mergermarket Limited ("MMUK," and together with MM, "we"). MM publishes the FCPAR and MMUK owns and operates the Web Site. We may modify these TOU without notice to you, so you are advised to check the TOU periodically.

2.  Eligibility. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or over to subscribe to the FCPAR.

3.  Term. These TOU will remain in full force and effect as long as you are a Subscriber. Certain of these TOU will continue to be in effect even if you terminate your subscription.

4.  Ownership of FCPAR Content. MMUK owns all proprietary rights in the FCPAR and the Web Site. These rights include, without limitation, all trademark rights in the FCPAR name and logo, and all copyright and other rights in the FCPAR and any other content that we display or post on the site (“FCPAR Content”).

5.  License to Use FCPAR Content

a.  You may print out the current issue of the FCPAR or individual articles from any issue, subject to these TOU.  However, you may not share any printed copy of any issue of the FCPAR or any printed individual article from any issue with any person that is not a subscriber to the FCPAR, including persons at your firm that are not subscribers to the FCPAR.  For example, issues of the FCPAR and individual articles in such issues may not be printed and circulated within a department, firm or office.  You may e-mail articles from the FCPAR to colleagues, clients and potential clients.  However, you may not:

(i) e-mail any article from the FCPAR to more than one (1) recipient that is not a subscriber to the FCPAR, including individuals at your firm that are not subscribers (“Nonsubscribers”);

(ii) e-mail more than one (1) article from the FCPAR to any Nonsubscriber during any three-month period or during any trial subscription of the FCPAR;

(iii) use the function on the FCPAR’s Web Site that enables e-mailing of articles to circumvent these TOU; or

(iv) display or distribute any FCPAR Content unless expressly authorized in writing by MM and MMUK to do so.

b.  You may not 

(i) delete, add to, translate, or otherwise modify any FCPAR Content;

(ii) create any other content based on any FCPAR Content in any form or medium;

(iii) incorporate any FCPAR Content into any other content or material of any kind, in any form or medium;

(iv) sell or offer to sell any FCPAR Content;

(v) store any FCPAR Content on or save any FCPAR content to any disk drive or computer server; or

(vi) do anything with or to any FCPAR Content that isn’t expressly permitted by Section 5a.

c.  You may not display the FCPAR name or logo for any purpose other than as part of any FCPAR Content.

6.  Breach/Termination. If we discover that you have breached any part of Section 5, we may terminate your subscription without any refund of any previously paid subscription amount, and take whatever other actions we feel are necessary to protect our rights in the FCPAR Content, including, without limitation, bringing a lawsuit for infringement.

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9.  No Legal Advice.  The FCPAR is prepared and provided for general informational and educational purposes only.  The FCPAR does not and is not intended to provide or present specific legal advice to any person or entity.

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12.  Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Time Limit on Claims.  If you have any dispute with MM or MMUK, the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You hereby submit to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of New York, City of New York. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the FCPAR Content or the TOU must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

13.  Additional Terms.  Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of the TOU invalid, the court should try to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOU will remain in full force and effect.