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Terms Of Use
These Terms of Use were last updated on October 8, 2015.
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By clicking on the "I ACCEPT" button below, you represent that you are 18 years or older, and you agree, on behalf of yourself and the entity to be bound by all of the below covenants, understandings, terms and conditions. Such acceptance and agreement shall be deemed to be as effective as a written signature by you and this agreement shall be deemed to satisfy any writings requirement of any applicable law.

The terms “you” and “User” refer to anyone who accesses this web site.  The terms “we”, “us”, refer to RobecoSAM.

Subject to applicable laws and regulations, RobecoSAM may change these Terms of Use at any time without notice. Changes will be posted to this URL. Your use of this web site after any changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all of the changes. Therefore, you should read these Terms of Use from time to time for changes.

1. USE OF THE WEB SITE
RobecoSAM grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited, revocable license to access and use the web site and its Content (as defined below) subject to the terms set forth below.

The content of the Web includes, but is not limited to, text, data, reports, images, photos, graphics, graphs, charts, animations, and videos (collectively, the “Content”).

You agree not to copy, reproduce, modify, display, perform, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, circulate, create derivative works from, store, or link to the web site or any Content without the express prior written consent of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) (which may be in the form of an email).  To request consent for uses such as linking to Content on your Web site, please contact S&P Dow Jones Indices at index_services@spdji.com.  Without limiting the foregoing, the Content may not be used in connection with the creation, structuring, development, calculation, compilation, publication or distribution of any financial instrument or product or any index or investment strategy.

2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF S&P DOW JONES INDICES
The web site and the Content are the property of RobecoSAM and its licensors, including, without limitation, S&P Dow Jones Indices, their affiliates, and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. All trade names, trademarks, service marks and other product and service names and logos on the web site and within the Content are proprietary to their respective owners and are protected by applicable trademark and copyright laws. Any of the trademarks, service marks or logos (collectively, the “Marks”) displayed on the web site may be registered or unregistered marks of RobecoSAM, S&P Dow Jones Indices, their affiliates, or their third party licensors. Nothing contained on this web site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any of the Marks displayed on the web site without the express written permission of RobecoSAM or S&P Dow Jones Indices, as applicable, or the third party owner of such Marks.

3. THE USER’S CONTENT
Material that appears on the web site that is entered by you or other Users is referred to as “User Content” or “Other Content”).

You grant to RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices the non-exclusive worldwide right to use, publish, distribute, and/or repurpose all material entered, submitted, uploaded, or transmitted into the web site by you (other than third-party material transmitted through private electronic mail) in any of RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices’ or their affiliates print or electronic publications.  You will not receive any compensation from RobecoSAM or S&P Dow Jones Indices or their affiliates in connection with your submission of Other Content to the web site. Moreover, you grant RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices the revocable right to use User Content and/or Other Contact and/or the by you provided/entered/registered contact details for commercial purposes (i.e. we may contact you by any means (digital/hardcopy) for commercial purposes such as advertising, promoting, marketing, selling and/or offering).

Users submitting Other Content into the web site are responsible for the content of that material. Neither RobecoSAM, S&P Dow Jones Indices nor any of their affiliates have any responsibility for Other Content, including the content of any messages or information posted by Users, or for the content of information accessible via direct or indirect hyperlinks from the web site. However, RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices each retains the right, which it may or may not exercise in its sole discretion, to review, edit, or delete Other Content that it deems to be illegal, offensive, irrelevant, or otherwise inappropriate.  Further, RobecoSAM will act expeditiously to remove any Other Content from the web site that is alleged to be infringing. 

You may not input or distribute any material through this web site that is promotional in nature, including solicitations for funds or business.
You agree (a) to use the web site in accordance with these Terms, and (b) that you will not: (i) post or transmit any Other Content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, tortious, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, harassing, profane, invasive of another’s privacy, indecent, bigoted, hateful, or racially, ethnically, sexually or otherwise offensive; (ii) impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your professional or other affiliation with any person or entity; (iii) post or transmit any Other Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; (iv) disrupt others’ normal use of the web site; (v) post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful component; (vi) post, transmit, or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial or political purposes; (vii) post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains advertising (including but not limited to “junk mail” or “pyramid schemes”), or any other form of solicitation; (viii) access (or attempt to access) another User’s account or access (or attempt to access) areas to which you are not authorized access; or (ix) use the web site to violate or attempt to violate, or assist any other person or entity in violating or attempting to violate, any contractual obligations you have with RobecoSAM and/or S&P Dow Jones Indices, including, without limitation, any confidentiality, non-solicitation or non-competition agreements.

Be advised that RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices, at their sole discretion, shall determine whether any Other Content submitted into the web site violates these Terms of Use. While neither RobecoSAM nor S&P Dow Jones Indices has any obligation to monitor or pre-screen the Other Content, Other Content on this web site may be pre-screened and otherwise monitored to ensure compliance with these Terms of Use. RobecoSAM reserves the right to discontinue your access to this web site either with or without notice if it has a reasonable basis to believe that you are accessing or using the web site or the Content in violation of these Terms of Use.  You also agree and understand that RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices may preserve and disclose Content and Other Content if, in their sole discretion, such action is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with applicable law; (b) enforce these Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that a User has violated the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, interests, property, or safety of S&P Dow Jones Indices, Users, or others. Your use of the web site constitutes your consent to such monitoring and disclosure.

You agree to indemnify RobecoSAM, S&P Dow Jones Indices, their affiliates, and any third party Content providers from all damages, liabilities, costs, charges and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that RobecoSAM or S&P Dow Jones Indices, their affiliates, and any third party Content providers may incur as a result of either: (i) your breach of these Terms of Use; or (ii) the submission of Other Content into the web site with the use of your screen name or password.

4. ANTI-HACKING PROVISION
You expressly agree not to:

  • use or attempt to use any “deep-link,” “scraper,” “robot,” “bot,” “spider,” “data-mining,” “computer code” or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process, or methodology or manual process having similar processes or functionality, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the web site, or Content found on or accessed through the web site or any Other Content;
  • obtain or attempt to obtain through any means any materials or information on the web site that have not been intentionally made publicly available either by their public display on the web site or through their accessibility by a visible link on the web site;
  • violate the restrictions in any robot inclusion headers on this web site or in any way bypass or circumvent any other measure employed to limit or prevent access to the web site or its Content;violate the security of the web site or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the web site, its Content and Other Content, or the computer systems, networks or servers of RobecoSAM or S&P Dow Jones Indices, through hacking, password mining or any other means;
  • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the web site or any activities conducted on or through the web site, including accessing any data, content or other information prior to the time that it is intended to be available to the public on the web site; and/or
  • take or attempt any action that, in the sole discretion of S&P Dow Jones Indices or RobecoSAM, imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load or burden on the web site or infrastructure.

5. REGISTRATION
As part of the registration process, you may be required to select a user name and password.  In connection with the registration process, you must provide RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices with accurate, complete, and updated information. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of these Term of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your access. Please see our Privacy Notice for information regarding how this information will be used and maintained.

6. LIMITATION ON WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
You are entirely liable for activities conducted by you in connection with browsing and using the web site. If you are dissatisfied with the web site or with these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using the web site. None of RobecoSAM, S&P Dow Jones Indices nor any third party provider will pay you any damages in connection with your browsing or use of the web site.

Access to the web site and all Content is provided “as is”. None of RobecoSAM, S&P Dow Jones Indices, nor their affiliates or third party providers guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or availability of any information provided through this web site including the Content and Other Content. RobecoSAM, S&P Dow Jones Indices, their affiliates and third party providers and their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents are not responsible for any errors or omissions, regardless of the cause, or for the results obtained from the use of the website, the Content and/or Other Content. ROBECOSAM, S&P DOW JONES INDICES, THEIR AFFILIATES AND THEIR THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE INCLUDING the Content and Other Content. In no event shall RobecoSAM, S&P Dow Jones Indices, their affiliates or third party providers and their directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages, costs, expenses, legal fees, or losses (including, without limitation, lost income or lost profits and opportunity costs) in connection with any use of the website, the Content and/or Other Content even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

The opinions, observations, and analysis of RobecoSAM, S&P Dow Jones Indices and their affiliates that may be contained in the Content are statements of opinion as of the date they are expressed and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or make any investment decisions. RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices assume no obligation to update any Content following publication. Users of the Content provided through this web site should not rely on any of it in making any investment decision. RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices’ opinions, observations and analyses do not address the suitability of any security. RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices do not act as a fiduciary or an investment advisor. While RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices have obtained information from sources it believes to be reliable, however, RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices do not perform an audit and undertake no duty of due diligence or independent verification of any information it receives. RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices keep their activities separate from the activities of its affiliates in order to preserve the independence and objectivity of each of these activities. As a result, certain affiliates of RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices may have information that is not available to their respective affiliates.

7. ADDITIONAL LEGAL TERMS
Subject to applicable laws and regulations, RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices may discontinue or change this web site or its availability to you, at any time. These Terms of Use will survive any such discontinuation.

Unless you have entered into a separate license agreement or subscription agreement with S&P Dow Jones Indices related to your access to, use, and/or distribution of the Content, these Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and RobecoSAM relating to the web site, the Content, and Other Content and supersedes any and all other agreements, oral or in writing, with respect to the web site, the Content, and Other Content. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a third party beneficiary to this agreement and may enforce its rights hereunder directly against you.  The failure of RobecoSAM or S&P Dow Jones Indices to insist upon strict compliance with any term of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver with regard to any subsequent failure to comply with such term or provision. If any provision in these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. These Terms of Use, your rights and obligations, and all claims or actions related to these Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the Switzerland. The parties agree that the courts located in Zurich, Switzerland shall be the exclusive forums for any dispute arising out of these Terms of Use and the parties hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. A printed version of these terms of use shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings.

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