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Thank you for visiting AtlanticCouncil.org (the “Website”), a website of Atlantic Council. By using and/or visiting the Website, you agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use, as well the Privacy Policy of Atlantic Council. You understand that Atlantic Council has the right to update these policies from time to time upon posting revised policies on the Website. By continuing to use the Website, you agree to the policies as amended. If you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not use the Website.
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Links to Third Party Websites
The Website may include links to third party websites. Atlantic Council has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, Atlantic Council will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third party website. By using the Website, you expressly relieve Atlantic Council from any and all liability arising from your use of the Website, as well as any third party website.  
Website Access
Atlantic Council hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in these Terms and Conditions of Use, provided that you use the Website solely for noncommercial use. Atlantic Council hereby grants you permission to make copies of any part of the Website in any medium to use for noncommercial purposes, provided that you retain Atlantic Council’s marks and copyright notices on your copy. You must obtain Atlantic Council’s prior consent to use any of the content on the Website for any other purposes. In addition, your use of the Website is conditioned upon your complete compliance with these Terms and Conditions of Use. 
Restrictions on Use
You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to Atlantic Council’s servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Atlantic Council grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Website for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials. Atlantic Council reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit any users of the Website for any commercial purposes.
Intellectual Property Rights
The content on the Website, including, without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to Atlantic Council, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and noncommercial use only and the Content and the Marks may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever other than as authorized herein without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Atlantic Council reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website, the Content and the Marks. You agree not to engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content or the Marks other than as expressly permitted herein. If you download or print a copy of the Content for noncommercial use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or printing copyrighted Content or by using the Marks. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the Content therein.
Warranty Disclaimer
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ATLANTIC COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. ATLANTIC COUNCIL MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THe WEBSITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THe WEBSITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE. ATLANTIC COUNCIL DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND ATLANTIC COUNCIL WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL ATLANTIC COUNCIL OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE WEBSITES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE ORGANIZATION IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN ADDITION, THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF DIRECT DAMAGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO ATLANTIC COUNCIL RELATING TO THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ATLANTIC COUNCIL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Atlantic Council and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms and Conditions of Use; (iii) your violation of any third party right or any law, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that content you submit via the Website violates any third party right or any law. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and Conditions of Use and your use of the Website.
Assignment
These Terms and Conditions of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Atlantic Council without restriction.
Ability to Accept Terms and Conditions of Use
You affirm that you have reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms and Conditions of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms and Conditions of Use.
General
These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the District of Columbia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Atlantic Council that arises in whole or in part from the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the District of Columbia. These Terms and Conditions of Use, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by Atlantic Council on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Atlantic Council concerning the Website. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Atlantic Council’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. YOU AND ATLANTIC COUNCIL AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
September 10, 2019
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