The Terms apply to your use of the IF Website and any of the IF Content irrespective of the delivery platform or device you may use to access it.
Except where we state otherwise, all references in these Terms to “IF”, “we”, “us” or “our” refer to International Finance Publications Limited (“IF”) whose registered office is situated at 843 Finchley Road, London, NW11 8NA United Kingdom and, where applicable, to the International Finance.
1. Acceptance by you of the Terms
Your use of the IF Website constitutes your acceptance of the Terms. If you do not accept the Terms, then you should immediately stop using the IF Website.
We cannot guarantee that you will always be able to access the IF Website and we will not be liable to you for any interruption or delay that you experience in accessing the IF Website, whatever the cause.
IF does not warrant that the IF Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.
2. Amendments to the Terms
Any amendments to the Terms will be posted on this page and the date of the then current version of the Terms will appear in paragraph 10 at the end of the Terms. We urge you to read the complete Terms and to visit this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of our then current Terms.
3. Ownership of Content
IF’s ability to publish the IF Website and to invest in professional financial journalism depends on our users complying with this Paragraph 3.
All IF Content is owned by IF or its licensors who between them own all intellectual property rights (including copyright and database rights) in the IF Content and any arrangement thereof. You may not reproduce IF Content without IF’s written permission.
If you wish to reproduce IF Content please contact us for an appropriate license.
However, you are welcome to read IF Content for your personal use on any device that is compatible with the IF Website and you may store IF Content on that device for your personal use. You may also print single hard copies of articles for your personal use.
You may not republish or redistribute full text articles without a licence from us. You may, however, republish or redistribute “Summaries” of articles from the IF Website so long as a prominent credit is given to IF on such Summaries indicating that IF is the original source of the material contained therein.
“Summaries” can be either an “extract” or an “abstract”. An “extract” means up to 200 words copied verbatim from an article which are inserted into a longer original work. An “abstract” means a non-verbatim summary of the news or facts reported in an article forming part of IF Content which does not form part of a longer work.
4. Links to other websites or on-line services
The IF Website may contain links to other Internet websites or online and mobile services provided by IF or by independent third parties, including websites of our advertisers and sponsors (so-called “Third Party Sites”).
Some of these links may generate revenue for us at the time they are clicked on or if someone subsequently uses the services of that Third Party. All links are provided because we believe they may be of interest to you and are made available on the IF Website for your convenience only.
We do not endorse or recommend any Third Party Sites or their contents and it is your decision whether or not you purchase or use any third party products or services made available on or via Third Party Sites and you should read paragraph 7 below very carefully.
5. Advertising and Sponsorship
The IF Website contains advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the IF Website complies with international and national law. IF is not responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising or sponsorship material.
6. Rights in Software
Copyright and all other rights in any software that is made available for download from the IF Website belongs to IF or its suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of any licence agreement that may accompany or be included with the software. Please do not install or use any of such software unless you agree to such licence agreement. IF is not responsible for any technical or other issues or loss that may occur if you download any such software.
7. Liability Disclaimer
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on the IF Website and within IF Content is correct, but we do not guarantee that it is and we, therefore, exclude any liability up to the maximum amount that the law allows.
Accordingly, we will not be responsible for any loss you may suffer as a result of any omission or inaccuracy on the IF Website and within IF Content.
Also, please note that the material displayed on the IF Website is in no way an endorsement or recommendation of companies, products or services (whether or not they may be recipients of International Finance Awards).
IF does not accept any liability whatsoever for the content of external web sites.
Nothing in the IF Website constitutes professional advice and any user of the IF Website must consult a suitably qualified professional adviser for advice relating to a specific enquiry or issue arising from material appearing on the IF Website.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, SERVICES, UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE. SPECIFICALLY, IF DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (i) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.
NEITHER IF NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AFFILIATES, GROUP COMPANIES OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHER THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF SERVICE OR INABILITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO OR USE THE SERVICE OR OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY. BECAUSE SOME COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH COUNTRIES, THE RESPECTIVE LIABILITY OF IF , ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AFFILIATES, GROUP COMPANIES AND CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS RESPECTIVE LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PROVIDED UNDER SAID LAW. FURTHER, YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT ALL SERVICES PROVIDED ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND THAT YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER OUR SERVICES ARE ABLE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.
We are committed to protecting users’ privacy. We will not provide any of the personal information you give us to any third party. Any information submitted to IF via the IF Website is held by IF in strict accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
If any provision of the Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms which will remain in full force and effect.
Headings in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal meaning or effect.
The Terms are subject to English law and the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with the Terms.
10) Attorney’s fees
If IF takes action (by itself or through its associate companies) to enforce any of the provisions of this User Agreement, including collection of any amounts due hereunder, IF shall be entitled to recover from you (and you agree to pay), in addition to all sums to which it is entitled or any other relief, at law or in equity, reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees and any costs of any litigation.
11. Current Terms
These Terms were last updated on 15th July 2014 and supersede all previous Terms applicable to your use of the IF Website and IF Content.