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All research, analysis, data and any other information produced by 451 Research ("451 Research"), in any form, is proprietary to 451 Research and is protected by U.S. and foreign laws governing intellectual property. All such information published by 451 Research or presented by its employees, in any form, is copyright protected, inclusive of material appearing in a hard-copy format, electronically, on 451 Research’s website or via any other means. Since applicable laws do not require a copyright notice, the omission of the copyright notice by 451 Research does not invalidate copyright protection, and it does not indicate that 451 Research authorizes the reproduction of such proprietary material at any time.

Individual Named User Access

Access to 451 Content is restricted to individual named users employed by a paid client organization ("Paid Client(s)") and those individuals within organizations to which 451 Research offers privileged, limited-time free access for the explicit purposes of evaluation only ("Trial Client(s)"), outlined below.  In the instance of a Paid Client relationship between 451 Research and an organization, access to any and all material by that organization's employees across any and all of 451 Research’s delivery formats is governed by the Paid Client’s Subscription and Service Agreements.

Trial Client Access

In the instance of a Trial Client relationship — i.e., an organization utilizing the 451 Research's material on an unpaid basis and for the explicit purposes of evaluation only — usage is limited to individual named users within that Trial Client organization. Should a Trial Client, at the conclusion of its trial period, choose not to become a Paid Client of 451 Research, then that Trial Client shall remove any and all materials of 451 Research residing in electronic format on that Trial Client's computer systems and storage devices, as well as destroying any and all materials of 451 Research existing in printed hard-copy format in the possession of any and all employees of the Trial Client organization.

Forwarding and Sharing of Copyrighted Materials

Users may not redistribute, copy, forward, or circulate the research, analysis, data or other information produced by 451 Research (“451 Content”), or any part thereof, whether electronically or otherwise, without the express, written permission of 451 Research.  Only named users with passwords are allowed to access the 451 Content.  Passwords may not be shared but can be transferred with the express, written permission of 451 Research if a user no longer works for a Paid Client or is transferred to a different role.  Paid Clients may retain or store any items in any archival or retrieval system that is not a shared folder.  At no time may materials produced by 451 Research be forwarded to external e-mail aliases – i.e., e-mail addresses existing for the purpose of redistribution to a broader group of interested individuals.  451 RESEARCH IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A USER NAME OR PASSWORD.

M&A Knowledgebase

If a Paid Client purchases 451 Research’s M&A KnowledgeBase, the Paid Client may cite top line M&A data such as publicly announced M&A deal and dollar volumes, trends or statistics in any publicly available print, web or any other format if the Paid Client cites 451 Research’s M&A KnowledgeBase as the source of the data.  However, 451 Research’s estimates of deal values and target company revenues are proprietary data points and Paid Clients and Users may not republish or redistribute this data in any publicly available print, web or any other format including, but not limited to, mass marketing efforts, newsletters, and reports sent to more than one third party organization.  Paid Clients may include 451 Research’s estimates of deal values and target company revenues as required for private and individual presentations and Paid Client reports if the Paid Client cites 451 Research’s M&A KnowledgeBase as the source of the M&A data.  Paid Clients and Users agree not to import 451 Research’s M&A data into any commercial or non-commercial database other than a spreadsheet program.  Paid Clients and Users additionally agree not to create any sort of interface designed to enable users to query the spreadsheet for purposes of retrieving information from it.  Upon expiration or non-renewal of a Service Agreement, Paid Clients agree to expunge any downloaded 451 Research M&A data from any internal spreadsheet, document or other repository used to store such data.

Authorized Reproduction and Quoting Policies

Public reproduction or re-publication of 451 Content is forbidden and requires the express, written permission of 451 Research.  Users may only quote 451 analysts or reports with the express, written permission of 451 Research and must cite 451 Research as the source of the information.  Paid Clients may summarize 451 Content for internal distribution if the Paid Client cites 451 Research as the source.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

451 CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND 451 RESEARCH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY OR AS TO ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR ADEQUACY OF INFORMATION. IN NO EVENT SHALL 451 RESEARCH BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND ITS LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED $10,000.  USER RECOGNIZES THE UNCERTAINTIES INHERENT IN ANY ANALYSIS OR INFORMATION THAT MAY BE PROVIDED AS PART OF 451 CONTENT, AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT 451 CONTENT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR HIS OWN INDEPENDENT EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A RECOMMENDATION TO PURSUE ANY COURSE OF ACTION.  451 RESEARCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTIONS OR DECISIONS THAT A USER MAY TAKE BASED ON 451 CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED THEREIN. USER UNDERSTANDS THAT HE ASSUMES THE ENTIRE RISK WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF 451 CONTENT.

 

 

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