Terms of Use & Privacy Statement

Please carefully read the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement below as they govern your use of this website.  

Welcome, and thank you for visiting www.glasslewis.com (the “Glass Lewis Site” or “Site”) which is owned and operated by Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (“Glass Lewis” or “we”).

Please read these Terms of Use and Privacy Statement (collectively, the “Terms”) carefully before using this Site. Using this Site indicates that you accept these Terms. Glass Lewis provides the Glass Lewis Site to you subject to the following Terms, which may be updated by us from time to time without any notice to you. Any changes are effective upon posting, and you are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use after a change has been posted constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

If you do not agree to these Terms, your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Glass Lewis Site.

TERMS OF USE

Disclaimers

No Investment Advice. The materials on the Glass Lewis Site are general in nature and are intended only as background materials for informational purposes. They do not constitute investment advice. They may not apply to your specific situation or may be incomplete. Although we may update certain information on the Glass Lewis Site, some of the information may be outdated. You should not act or rely on any information on the Glass Lewis Site. You are not authorized to treat the Glass Lewis Site as a source of investment advice.

Sensitive Communications. Should you choose to contact Glass Lewis electronically, you should be aware that information transmitted electronically cannot be guaranteed to be securely transmitted. Glass Lewis assumes no responsibility for the loss of confidentiality for any information you transmit through the internet.

Proprietary Rights

Our Intellectual Property Rights. The materials on the Glass Lewis Site, including without limitation any and all text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein, are owned by or licensed to Glass Lewis, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions.

Use of the Glass Lewis Site. For your personal, non-commercial and informational purposes, and subject to these Terms, you may (a) access and view the Glass Lewis Site and its materials, and (b) make a limited number of prints, downloads and copies of the documents made available on the Glass Lewis Site, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices in print outs or downloads on all copies. Any other use (and in particular, any commercial use) of the Glass Lewis Site or its contents is not permitted. Except as expressly authorized by Glass Lewis, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Site in whole or in part. You are not permitted to use any automated means of compiling e-mail addresses from the Glass Lewis Site for the purpose of sending unsolicited commercial e-mails. Moreover, without Glass Lewis’s prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, Glass Lewis’ name or any of its logos, service marks or trademarks. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Linking to the Site. You may hyperlink to the home page of the Glass Lewis Site, but you may not frame or mirror the Glass Lewis Site or use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” using Glass Lewis’s name or trademarks. You must remove any hyperlink to the Glass Lewis Site upon Glass Lewis’s request.

Permission Requests. Please contact Glass Lewis at info@glasslewis.com if you wish to request permission to use any materials of the Glass Lewis Site in a manner not authorized above.

Registration Obligations

Registration. The Glass Lewis Site may allow you to register in order to personalize your viewing of content on the site and to receive certain publications from Glass Lewis. In registering, you agree to provide complete and accurate information about yourself. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your username and password.

Termination. Glass Lewis reserves the right to change the Glass Lewis Site, including its contents, and to block or terminate access to or use of the Glass Lewis Site, including through usernames and passwords, at any time for any reason and without notice.

Third Party Sites

Any links on the Glass Lewis Site to third party sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and are not intended to state or imply that Glass Lewis sponsors, or is affiliated or associated with, the linked sites. Your privacy and conditions of your use at those websites are governed by the privacy policy and terms of use at that website and not Glass Lewis’s policies and terms.

No Warranties

THE GLASS LEWIS SITE, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE GLASS LEWIS SITE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE. GLASS LEWIS ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN, OR RELIANCE UPON, THE INFORMATION IN THIS WEBSITE. ANY MATERIALS DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE GLASS LEWIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

Limitations of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL GLASS LEWIS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY OF ANY KIND OR UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Glass Lewis, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another.

General

These Terms, including the Privacy Statement below, along with any other terms and policies posted on the Glass Lewis Site, constitute the entire agreement between you and Glass Lewis regarding your use of the Glass Lewis Site and supersedes any prior agreements between you and Glass Lewis regarding such use, other than any written agreement between you and Glass Lewis.


 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Applicability

This Privacy Statement applies to information Glass Lewis collects from users of the Glass Lewis Site. It does not apply to information received or collected by Glass Lewis offline or through any other means. If you choose to submit personal information to Glass Lewis through the Glass Lewis Site (for example, to sign up to receive Glass Lewis publications), we will store and use that information in accordance with this Privacy Statement unless you notify us otherwise as described below. This Privacy Statement also does not apply to information you submit to websites not controlled by Glass Lewis, even if linked to the Glass Lewis Site, including third party providers of webinar services offered to users of the Glass Lewis Site. You should read and understand the privacy policies applicable to such third party sites and service providers.

Information Collected/Use of Information

In general, you may use the Glass Lewis Site without providing any information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). However, as described in greater detail below, you may choose to provide Personal Information to us. In addition, we will store and use information about you, including information about where and when you browse our website (“Visitor Information”), to continually improve the quality of our business and our website, as further described below.

Personal Information. You may choose to sign up to receive certain publications and information from Glass Lewis. You also may contact us by e-mail through the Glass Lewis Site. In either case, you may be asked to provide us with Personal Information, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, employer’s name and your title. We use this information in order to provide you with the publications and information you requested and to respond to your comments and questions about our services and this site. We may also use your Personal Information to send you additional information that we believe may be of interest to you.

Visitor Information. When you use the Glass Lewis Site, we may collect certain information to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, gather broad demographic information and generate user statistics. The Visitor Information we collect includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your Internet host company (e.g., AOL), your browser software (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer), your software platform (e.g., Windows 2000), the duration of your visit to our site, and the domain (e.g., .COM, .NET, .JP) of the site from which you arrived at our site.

Cookie Policy. Our Site uses cookies to store users’ preferences and record session information. A cookie is a small data file that is stored by your browser on your hard drive. The vast majority of websites use cookies. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the Site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only Personal Information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We may also use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of the information we supply to you and other users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. We do not correlate this information with data about individual users, nor do we share this information or sell it to any third party. When you access our Site you will receive a message advising you that we have placed some cookies on your computer or other device. If you continue to use our Site, further cookies will be placed to maximize your experience and to help us understand how we can improve our Site. If you prefer not to receive cookies through the Site, you can set your browser to either reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those sites you are currently on. However, turning cookies off may hinder your ability to access, use or navigate portions of the Site.

Sharing of Information

Personal Information. We will not share your Personal Information (including e-mail address) with any third party except (1) with your consent, (2) when we believe in good faith disclosure is required by law, or (3) to third parties who are providing services to Glass Lewis as needed to provide such services and subject to appropriate confidentiality obligations. We reserve the right to disclose information about you, including data on which pages you have visited, to third parties if we feel it is necessary to protect the security of our systems, Site, business, users or others.

Visitor Information. Visitor Information may be provided to third parties at Glass Lewis’s discretion so long as the information is not linked to your Personal Information.

Governing Law

The Glass Lewis Site is hosted within the United States. By providing any Personal Information to the Site, you consent to the collection, processing, transfer, and storage of such information in the United States and any other country where Glass Lewis or its service provider maintains offices, even if such country has a different level of privacy protection than the protection available under your local law. If you are a user accessing this Site from any region with regulations or laws governing personal data collection, use and disclosure, that differ from United States laws/regulations, please note that through your continued use of this Site, which is governed by U.S. Law, this Privacy Statement, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring Personal Information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

Opting-Out

The Glass Lewis Site provides current subscribers the opportunity to opt-out of receiving email from us at any time, to update your email subscription information and to review and request changes to your Personal Information that Glass Lewis has collected through the Glass Lewis Site. To do so, please click here or follow the instructions contained in any email sent from the Glass Lewis Site. You may also notify us of your opt-out request by emailing us at info@glasslewis.com.

Security Measures

We use commercially reasonable security measures designed to protect against unauthorized access to Personal Information under our control, including physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. However, please be aware that, despite these efforts, data transmission over the Internet is inherently insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted or provided through the Glass Lewis Site. Once we received your transmission, we use appropriate efforts to ensure its security on our systems, but we do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

Changes

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time, and such changes will be effective upon posting the amended terms to the Glass Lewis Site. The date of update is specified at the beginning of these Terms.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms, including the Privacy Statement, is found to be void or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and all other provisions shall remain in force.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, including the Privacy Statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us via e-mail at info@glasslewis.com.

Updated October 2015