Terms of Use

THESE TERMS OF USE GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE UPI.COM SITE AND ANY EMAIL NEWSLETTER THAT LINKS TO THE UPI.COM SITE, WHICH IS PROVIDED BY UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL. PLEASE READ AND REVIEW THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING UPI.COM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT. THESE TERMS OF USE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL AT ANY TIME IN ITS DISCRETION.  YOUR USE OF THE UPI.COM SITE AFTER SUCH CHANGES ARE IMPLEMENTED CONSTITUTES YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGES.  PLEASE CONSULT THESE TERMS OF USE REGULARLY.

Access To The Site

To access the UPI.com or any United Press International email newsletter, or any other resources the company may offer, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information.  It is a condition of your use of this site that all the information you provide on this site will be correct, current, and complete.  If United Press International believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, United Press International has the right to refuse you access to this site or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time.

Restrictions On Use

You may use the UPI.com site solely for your personal non-commercial purposes.  You may not use this site for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without United Press International's express prior written consent.  For example, you may not (and may not authorize any other party to) (i) co brand this site, or (ii) frame this site, or (iii) hyper-link to this site, without the express prior written permission of an authorized representative of United Press International.  For purposes of these Terms of Use, “co branding” means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute this site or content accessible within this site.  You agree to cooperate with United Press International in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing or hyper-linking immediately to cease.

Proprietary Information

The material and content accessible from this site, and any other World Wide Web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by United Press International (the “Content”) is the proprietary information of United Press International or the party that provided the Content to United Press International, and United Press International or the party that provided the Content to United Press International retains all right, title, and interest in the Content.  Accordingly, the Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of United Press International, except that you may print out a copy of the Content solely for your personal use.  In doing so, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on any of the Content.  Modification or use of the Content except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use violates United Press International's intellectual property rights.  Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you by access to this site.  

Hyper-Links

This site may be hyper-linked to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, United Press International.  Hyper-links to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this site or United Press International.  United Press International has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of those sites.  Hyper-links are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and United Press International makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these hyper-links or the sites hyper-linked to this site.  Further, the inclusion of any hyper-link to a third-party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by United Press International of that site.

Submissions

You hereby grant to United Press International the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to United Press International through this site (together, the “Submission”), and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.  United Press International will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission in its business (including without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future United Press International operations. United Press International will treat any personal information that you submit through this site in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

Claims of Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify United Press International's agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement ("Agent") and provide our Agent with the following information:
Please provide our Agent with the following Notice:

     (A) A description of the material on the website that you claim is infringing, and a description of where on the website            such material is located
     (B) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its            agent, or the law
     (C) A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (1) the above information in your Notice is accurate, and (2)           that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner
     (D) Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
     (E) Your physical or electronic signature.

You can reach our Agent at copyright@upi.com, and at 1133 19th St., NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20036, Attention: Copyright Agent.

Privacy Policy

United Press International (referred to herein as "UPI") recognizes the importance of protecting the information it collects from users in the operation of UPI.com, email newsletters, and other online activities. As such, UPI takes reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of this information.

To enhance the user experience, UPI may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, year of birth, gender, zip code, country, street address, and other information that identifies a particular individual. You agree and understand that UPI may use such information in many ways, including for the following purposes (i) to provide you with any requested information, content, goods, and/or services, whether offered by UPI or any advertisers, sponsors, licensees, or any other third parties (ii) to send you information and promotional materials about content, goods and services, whether offered by UPI or by any advertisers, sponsors, licensees or any other third parties, (iii) to share your information with any advertisers, sponsors, licensees or any other third parties so that these third parties can send you promotional materials, which includes but is not limited to communications that directly promote the use of Web sites, or the purchase of products or services (iv) to customize the website according to your interests. and (v) to share with and/or sell to any successor to or purchaser of part or all of the assets of UPI.

In the event of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, UPI reserves the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. UPI may also disclose this information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics and demographics, to advertisers and other businesses and may disclose personally identifiable information when required by law, when desirable by UPI to exercise or preserve its legal rights, to enforce the Terms of Use for UPI.com, and/or anytime when UPI has received your consent.

In order for UPI to evaluate what products and pages of the Web site are attractive to our users, UPI has entered into agreements with online partners to assist UPI in determining how visitors use the Web site. To collect this important information, UPI and UPI's online partners may use Web servers, beacons and cookies to do all or some of the following: (1) track user activity on UPI.com to generate site usage reports, (2) record registration information so the user does not need to re-enter it each time, (3) record user-specific information on what pages or other sites the user accesses or visits, and (4) record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when the users return to our site. The type of information collected includes user geographic location, which pages each user visits, ISP, GMT timeframe, referral and destination sources, as well as visit duration. This information may be disclosed to advertisers and other businesses in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics (including ‘‘hits'' on UPI.com) and demographics, but only in forms that do not reveal a user's identity.

UPI's online partners, who serve ads when you visit our Web site and provide other online services, may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about these practices and to know your choices about opting out and not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Please note that on UPI.com, links may be provided to other Web sites. In using such links, users should be aware that each Web site will vary in terms of its privacy and data protection policies, and United Press International does not take responsibility for the privacy policies of, and usage of, personal information collected by others.

By accessing UPI.com, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. We may amend this privacy and data protection policy at any time. When we do amend the privacy and data protection policy, we will post the amended policy on the UPI.com site. Your continued use of UPI.com shall constitute your acceptance of such revised privacy policy.

Notice to EU visitors. As UPI’s operations are located primarily in the United States, please note that if you provide information to UPI, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the United States. By providing information to UPI and visiting the site, you hereby consent to the storage and use of information as described herein.

Any comments or questions concerning this policy please click here. If at any point you wish to access your personal information to (1) change your preferences, (2) review the accuracy, (3) correct, supplement or modify your information, you may either send an e-mail by clicking here, or a written request to, Legal Department, United Press International, Inc., 1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20036, Attn: Privacy Policy.
Disclaimer

You understand that United Press International cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties.  You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this site for the reconstruction of any lost data.  United Press International does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.
The Content is not necessarily complete and up-to-date and should not be used to replace any written reports, statements, or notices provided by United Press International.  Investors, borrowers, and other persons should use the Content in the same manner as any other educational medium and should not rely on the Content to the exclusion of their own professional judgment.  Information obtained by using this site is not exhaustive and does not cover all issues, topics, or facts that may be relevant to your goals.


YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.  UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.  THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME.  YOU, AND NOT UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT.  UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.

Limitation On Liability

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT OR SERVICE OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold United Press International, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, content providers, service providers, employees, agents, officers, directors, and contractors (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any breach of these Terms of Use by you, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use.  You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection therewith.  You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from this site.

Trademarks

Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site are the property of United Press International or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to United Press International.  United Press International and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to United Press International retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site.  

Information You Provide

You may not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this site any material that:

United Press International reserves the right to monitor use of this site to determine compliance with these Terms of Use, as well the right to remove or refuse any information for any reason.  Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your submissions.  You acknowledge and agree that neither United Press International nor any third party that provides Content to United Press International will assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by United Press International or such third party with respect to any submission.

Security

Any passwords used for the UPI.com site or for any United Press International email newsletter are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password (if any).  United Press International will be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it.  If you use a password that United Press International considers insecure, United Press International will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account.
You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, United Press International reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other sites in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.  United Press International reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use.

United Press International reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing United Press International to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mail messages, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms of Use.

BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. By using UPI.com or any UPI service or newsletter, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of any other states, counties, territories or jurisdictions. You specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in the District of Columbia in connection with any dispute between you and United Press International arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter hereof.  The parties to these Terms of Use each agree that the exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter of these Terms of Use will be in the courts in the District of Columbia.  If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on this site will govern the items to which they pertain.  United Press International may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting.


Updated March 2015