First Quadrant Website Terms of Use

Terms of Use for First Quadrant’s Website

Use of First Quadrant's ("FQ’s") website ("Site") signifies that you accept the following Terms of Use.  Nothing contained in these Terms of Use is intended to modify or amend any other written agreement, if any, that may currently be in effect between you and FQ with regard to matters other than your use of the Site. FQ may periodically modify these Terms of Use, and any such modifications will be effective immediately upon posting.  We suggest that you periodically check these Terms of Use for modifications.  If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, do not use this Site.

FQ expressly reserves the right to monitor any and all use of this Site, without liability. FQ may terminate your access to the site for any reason or no reason without prior notice.

Use of this Site shall be deemed as acceptance of the following Terms of Use.

NO OFFER or ADVICE
Nothing contained in or on the Site should be construed as an offer to buy or sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or recommendation to buy or sell any security, commodity, or investment, or to engage in any other transaction.  Nor does this website constitute an offering or recommendation by FQ on any investment, investment management service, or advisory service. Nothing contained in the Site should be construed as FQ providing investment, tax, or legal advice and the Site should be not used for these purposes.  The information on the Site is provided solely on the basis that you make your own investment decisions. Unless separately and expressly agreed, FQ neither provides investment advice to, nor receives and transmits orders from, users of the Site.

INVESTMENT RISK DISCLOSURE

Investment involves risk and a commodity trading involves substantial risk of loss. Past Performance is no guarantee of future results. Potential for profit is accompanied by possibility of loss.

PERSONS RESIDENT OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation.  All persons and entities accessing the Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.

The Site is operated from offices within the United States of America.  FQ does not represent that the information on the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Access from certain locations may be strictly prohibited.

LIMITED LICENSE AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE

FQ grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to view, store, bookmark, download, and print the pages within this Site solely for your personal, informational, and noncommercial use or as expressly authorized by FQ in writing.  You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all equipment, services, and other materials that you need to access this Site.  FQ reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use.  Except as otherwise stated in these Terms of Use as expressly authorized by FQ in writing, you may not:   

•    Modify, copy, distribute, transmit, post, display, perform, reproduce, publish, broadcast, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell, or exploit any reports, data, information, content, software, RSS and podcast feeds, products, services, or other materials on, generated by or obtained from this Site, whether through links or otherwise (collectively, "Materials");

•    Redeliver any page, text, image or Materials on this Site using "framing" or other technology;

•    Engage in any conduct that could damage, disable, or overburden (i) this Site, (ii) any Materials or services provided through this Site, or (iii) any systems, networks, servers, or accounts related to this Site, including without limitation, using devices or software that provide repeated automated access to this Site, other than those made generally available by FQ;

•    Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Materials, services, systems, networks, servers, or accounts related to this Site or attempt to gain unauthorized access to Materials, services, systems, networks, servers, or accounts connected or associated with this Site through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means of circumventing any access-limiting, user authentication or security device of any Materials, services, systems, networks, servers, or accounts related to this Site; 

•    Use the Site to conduct or engage in unlawful activities, to violate any law or regulation, or to violate or infringe upon the rights of FQ, or any third party, including, without limitation, contractual rights, intellectual property rights, and privacy rights; or

•    Modify, copy, obscure, remove or display FQ's name, logo, trademarks, test, notices, or images without FQ's express written permission.

COPYRIGHT POLICY, NOTICE AND CLAIM INFORMATION

FQ owns and operates this Site.  All Materials on this Site, whether separate or compiled, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, audio clips, logos, buttons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, software, icons, html code and xml code, as well as all copyright, patent, trademark, trade dress, and other rights therein, are owned or licensed by FQ and its third-party information providers, and are protected by United States and international intellectual property laws.

LINKING

You may not link to this Site unless FQ expressly grants permission to do so.

YOUR ACCOUNT

Certain parts of this Site may be protected by passwords or require a login.  You agree not to obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to such parts of or features on this Site, or to any other protected Materials or information, through any means not intentionally  made available to you by FQ.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any account information, user names, logins, passwords, and security questions and answers that you use to access any page or feature on this Site, and for logging off of your account and any protected areas of the Site.  Further, you are fully responsible for all activities occurring under your accounts, user names, logins, and passwords that result from your negligence, carelessness, misconduct, or failure to use or maintain appropriate security measures. If you become aware of any suspicious or unauthorized conduct concerning
your accounts, user names, logins, passwords, or security questions and answers you agree to contact FQ immediately.  FQ will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this paragraph.

Information provided to you through this Site may involve the electronic transmissions, including via any e-mail address you provide to us, of information that you may consider to be personal financial information or promotional and marketing materials, and you consent to such transmission.

DATA, INFORMATION AND CONTENT

The Materials on this Site are for information, education, and noncommercial purposes only.  Although FQ may provide data, information, and content relating to investment approaches and opportunities to buy or sell securities and/or mutual funds, you should not construe any such information or other content available through this Site as legal or tax advice.  You alone will bear the sole responsibility of evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of any Materials on this Site before making any decisions based on such Materials.  In exchange for using such Materials, you agree not to hold FQ and its directors (trustees), officers, employees, or its third-party information providers liable for any possible claim for damages arising from any decision you make based on the Materials made available to you through this Site.  By providing access to other web sites, neither FQ nor any of its affiliates is recommending the purchase or sale of the stock issued by any company, nor are they endorsing services provided by any web site's sponsoring organization.

Although FQ has made every effort to ensure that the information contained within this Site is accurate, no representation or warranty (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness by FQ. This website contains both current and historical publications.  The information, views and content contained in these publications are current only as of the date indicated and are subject to change without notice.

OWNERSHIP OF OTHER MATERIALS

All trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Site are the exclusive property of their respective owners.

All FQ's graphics, logos, page headers, and service names are trademarks, service marks, or trade dress of FQ.  FQ's trademarks, service marks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or investors, or in any manner that disparages or discredits FQ.  Nothing contained on this Site should be construed as granting any license or right in or to any trademarks, service marks, or trade dress of FQ.

THIRD-PARTY CONTENT

Data and other materials appearing on this Site that are provided by third parties are believed by FQ to be obtained from reliable sources, but FQ cannot guarantee and is not responsible for their accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or suitability for use.  FQ is not responsible for, and does not prepare, edit, or endorse, the content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from any website owned or operated by a third party that is linked to this Site via hyperlink.  The fact that FQ has provided a link to a third party's website does not constitute an implicit or explicit endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by FQ with respect to such web site, its owners, providers, or services.  You use any such third-party content at your own risk.

PRIVACY POLICY

To understand our privacy practices, please review our Privacy Statement which governs your visit to this Site by clicking on the link 'Privacy Disclosure' in the bottom menu of the site.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

THERE ARE NO IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES ON THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE; THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE BASIS."  FQ, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS (AND TRUSTEES), OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS AND ANY THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND VENDORS DISCLAIM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING SECURITY, CURRENCY, CORRECTNESS, QUALITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, PERFORMANCE, TIMELINESS, OR CONTINUED AVAILABILITY, WITH RESPECT TO (I) THE SITE; (II) ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE; (III) USE OF THE SITE, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES; AND (IV) THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES. FURTHER, FQ, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS (AND TRUSTEES), OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, AND ANY THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND VENDORS
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY DELAYS OR ERRORS IN THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY LAW, NEITHER FQ NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND VENDORS HAS ANY RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN THE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OFFERED ON THE SITE OR TO SUPPLY CORRECTIONS, UPDATES, OR RELEASES FOR THE SAME. USE OF THIS SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  
REFERENCE TO A FUND OR SECURITY ANYWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION TO BUY, SELL, OR HOLD THAT OR ANY OTHER SECURITY.  IF YOU LIVE IN A STATE THAT DOES NOT ALLOW DISCLAIMERS OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY

ANY MATERIALS DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE ARE DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK.  YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER EQUIPMENT, OR LOSS OF DOWNLOADED OR OBTAINED DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD.  NEITHER FQ NOR ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS (AND TRUSTEES), OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, OR ANY THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND VENDORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, INCOME, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THEFT, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, SYSTEMS FAILURE, OR COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, OR THE COST OR PROCURING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, CAUSED BY THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, MATERIALS OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THIS SITE, EVEN IF FQ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  TO THE EXTENT THAT A JURISDICTION DOES NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AS SET FORTH HEREIN, THE LIABILITY OF FQ AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, AND ANY THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND VENDORS IS LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless FQ, its affiliates, and each of its and their officers, directors (and trustees), employees, and agents, from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or related to your access to or use of this Site, or any violation by you of these Terms of Use.

JURISDICTION

The information on this Site is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Products and services described in this Site may not be suitable for all users. The contents hereof do not constitute an offer or a solicitation to buy or sell any financial instrument, product or service.  FURTHERMORE, THE CONTENTS HEREOF ARE NOT INTENDED FOR ACCESS BY, DISTRIBUTION TO, OR USE BY, ANY PERSON OR ENTITY IN ANY JURISDICTION OR COUNTRY WHERE SUCH ACCESS, DISTRIBUTION OR USE WOULD BE CONTRARY TO LOCAL LAW OR REGULATION.  Not all products and services mentioned in this Site are available in all jurisdictions.

Certain portions or pages of this Site are subject to additional disclosures and disclaimers.  In the event of a conflict between those disclosures and disclaimers and these terms and conditions, the additional disclosures and disclaimers will govern for such portions and pages.

INTEGRATION AND SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.  The preceding Terms of Use represent the entire agreement between FQ and the user relating to the subject matter herein.