Use of This Website
In using this website, you agree that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the terms herein. You agree that you will not (and not allow any third party to) (i) interfere with the operation of this website, including through the use of devices, software, routine, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, denial of service attacks, flooding, or spamming; (ii) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to access, retrieve, screen scrape, screen surf, or employ any other data scraping method, or index any portion of this website or the content on the website (collectively, “Content”) for any purpose; (iii) take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole determination) an unreasonable or a disproportionately large load on the website or our infrastructure; (iv) use the website or Content in any way that is illegal, harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, as we may determine in our sole discretion; or (v) use data or other Content from this website to create or compile a collection, compilation, database, or directory.
This website may contain links to independent third-party websites or other content of third parties (together “Third Party Content”). Cornerstone Research provides Third Party Content and content solely for your convenience, and does not control or endorse any of them.
Cornerstone Research is not responsible for the content, security, or privacy policies of Third Party Content.
Intellectual Property Rights
You acknowledge and agree that the Content is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights and laws. All right, title, and interest in the Content and all of the technology and software underlying the websites or distributed in connection (the “Software”) and are protected by U.S., UK and other copyright and intellectual property laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. Except as expressly authorized by Cornerstone Research, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the websites or the Content, in whole or in part, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any use of the websites or the Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. If you are blocked by Cornerstone Research from accessing the website (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Cornerstone Research.
The Cornerstone Research name and logos are trademarks and service marks of Cornerstone Research and its affiliates (collectively the “Cornerstone Research Trademarks”). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the websites may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners, who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to Cornerstone Research. Nothing in these Terms of website or the websites grant, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of Cornerstone Research Trademarks, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Cornerstone Research Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.
Cornerstone Research grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to view, copy, download, and print Cornerstone Research Content on this website, subject to the following conditions:
- The Content may be used solely for personal, noncommercial, and information purposes;
- The Content may not be modified, reproduced, or distributed; and
- You retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on this website.
If you would like to use documents on this website for commercial purposes, you must get advance written permission from Cornerstone Research by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Warranty and Limitations of Liability
You understand that we cannot, and do not, guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for antivirus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our website for any reconstruction of any lost data.
Content and information provided on this website is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, quality, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. Cornerstone Research makes no warranties, express or implied, about the accuracy or adequacy of the website Content. The Content is provided solely for informational purposes and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. This website and its Content should not be relied upon or construed as advice. The Content is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a professional relationship between you and Cornerstone Research or an offer to create such a relationship. Your use of this website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory shall Cornerstone Research, its suppliers, or any third party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the website’s Contents be liable to you or any other person for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character arising from your access to or use of the website.
Cornerstone Research will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of- service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or any services or items obtained through the website or to your downloading of any Content posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
You agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Cornerstone Research, its affiliates and licensors and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from your violation of this Agreement or your use of any Content or information obtained from the website, including, without limitation, any use of the website’s Content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in this Agreement. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, in or outside of the United States, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial and Class Actions
This Agreement and your use of the website shall be governed by the laws of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.
Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, this Agreement or the website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California, in each case located in or having jurisdiction over the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles. You agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
All claims must be brought in your individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action, collective action, private attorney general action or other representative proceeding. This waiver applies to class arbitration, and, unless we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims. You agree that you are waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or other representative proceeding of any kind.
Limitation on Time to File Claims
Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the website must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action or claim is permanently barred.
Waiver and Severability; Complete Agreement
No waiver of any provision in this Agreement by Cornerstone Research shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition, and any failure of Cornerstone Research to assert a right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and all other provisions shall remain in force.
This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cornerstone Research regarding the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes any prior written or oral agreement.