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PERMITTED USE OF THE SITE
PROHIBITED USE OF THE SITE
You agree that you will not, directly or indirectly, at any time: (a) share your Sites account credentials with anyone, (b) bypass or breach, or attempt to bypass or breach, any security device or protection used in connection with the Sites, (c) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Sites, (d) input, upload, post, transmit, store or otherwise provide to or through the Sites any information or materials that are unlawful or injurious, or contain, transmit, or activate any software, hardware or other technologies, devices, or means which may permit unauthorized access to, or destroy, interrupt, disrupt, disable, distort, or otherwise harm or impede the Sites in any manner or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment of SFC, (e) introduce any harmful code or prevent anyone from accessing or using the Sites, including any virus, bug, Trojan horse, worm, backdoor, malware or other malicious computer code, and any time bomb or drop-dead device, (f) access or use the Sites in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any third party, or that violates any applicable law, or (g) upload, post, transmit, store, or otherwise make available Submissions (as defined below) in the Sites that is, in SFC’s sole discretion, unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, misleading, fraudulent, pornographic or otherwise explicit in nature, constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, or that otherwise violates our rules or policies as may be established or amended from time to time.
Any and all such intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights, trade secrets, database rights, trademark rights, trade dress rights, rights to trade names, service marks and other product and service names and logos) associated with the Sites and Content are, and shall remain, the sole and exclusive property of SFC, its affiliates and/or their suppliers and licensors.
Any breach hereof by you may be enforced by SFC, its affiliates and/or their suppliers and licensors by means of equitable relief (including, but not limited to, injunctive relief) in addition to any other rights and remedies that may be available. Actual or attempted illegal or unauthorized use of the Sites, Marks or any Content are strictly prohibited and may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.
You grant to us a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicensable, royalty-free, fully-paid up license to copy, prepare derivative works from, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, index, tag, use and commercialize any request, comments, suggestion, recommendation, correction, or other feedback provided by you related to the Sites.
NOTICE; ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
When you visit the Sites or send e-mails to SFC, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Sites. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Disclaimer – Warranty
ThE site, its content, materials, SERVICES and products on thE site are provided “as is.” To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, SFC HEREBY disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
SFC does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the Sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that the Sites or the server that makes the Sites available are free of viruses or other harmful components. SFC does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in the Sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. SFC does not make any warranties or representations regarding the security of your personal data. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Limitations of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER SFC, NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS, NOR ANY OF ITS AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT, ARE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, SFC may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with SFC, SFC has no control over these linked sites, all of which may have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of SFC. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Without limiting the foregoing, SFC specifically disclaims any responsibility if such sites: infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights; are inaccurate, incomplete or misleading; are not merchantable or fit for a particular purpose; do not provide adequate security; contain viruses or other items of a destructive nature; or are libelous or defamatory.
SFC does not endorse the content, or any products or services available, on such sites. Nonetheless, SFC seeks to protect the integrity of its Sites and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own Sites, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).
Copyright © 2022, Structured Finance Association. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
All content included on the Sites, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of SFC or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials printed or downloaded from the Sites.
SFC respects the intellectual property of others. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by SFC infringe your copyright rights, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information:
- a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number and email address;
- a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law; and
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
All notices described above should be sent to SFC’s Designated Agent (by mail, email, or phone) at:
1776 I St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice as the above-stated notification requirements may have changed. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Content downloaded or otherwise made available from the Sites may be subject to United States Export Control. The United States Export Control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No Content from the Sites may be downloaded or exported: into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or by anyone on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders.
SFC does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any Content from the Sites to any jurisdiction prohibited by the United States Export Control Laws.
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QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK
We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about the Sites. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to the Sites to [email protected].