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LAST UPDATED: February 14, 2014
 
This website (“Site”) is owned and operated by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. (“MIS”), Moody’s Analytics, Inc. and their affiliates (collectively, “Moody’s”). These Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) contain the terms, covenants, conditions, and provisions upon which you (also referred to herein as “User”) may access and use this Site and the content, including (without limitation) the ratings, opinions, and other materials, tools, products, services, publications and information (collectively, the “Materials”) displayed on the Site. MOODY’S RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE UPON NOTICE, WHICH MAY BE GIVEN BY MOODY’S POSTING SUCH CHANGE (OR REVISED TERMS OF USE) ON THE SITE, BY E-MAIL, OR ANY OTHER REASONABLE WAY. IF A CHANGE IS NOTIFIED BY A POSTING ON THE SITE, IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO TAKE EFFECT WHEN POSTED; IF A CHANGE IS NOTIFIED BY E-MAIL, IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO TAKE EFFECT WHEN THE E-MAIL IS SENT; AND IF A MODIFICATION IS NOTIFIED IN ANY OTHER WAY, IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO TAKE EFFECT WHEN THE RELEVANT NOTICE IS SENT OR ISSUED BY OR ON BEHALF OF MOODY’S. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE FOLLOWING NOTICE OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS WILL BE CONCLUSIVELY DEEMED ACCEPTANCE OF ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OF USE. YOU AGREE THAT NOTICE OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OF USE ON THE SITE, DELIVERED BY EMAIL, OR PROVIDED IN ANY OTHER REASONABLE WAY CONSTITUTES REASONABLE AND SUFFICIENT NOTICE.
 
These Terms of Use shall apply to any Moody’s mobile application or Moody’s content on third-party social media services (e.g., a Moody’s Facebook® page) that reference these Terms of Use. In such instances, the term “Site” shall include the applicable mobile application or Moody’s content whenever that term is used herein.
 
By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read these Terms of Use, understand them, and agree to be bound by their terms and conditions. You also hereby acknowledge that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and consent to Moody’s use of your Personal Data set out therein (including, with respect to Users resident in the European Union, the transfer of your Personal Data outside the European Economic Area). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you shall neither access nor use this Site. If you register with this Site, the user agreement you enter into as part of that registration process will, rather than these Terms of Use, govern your use of this Site.
 
Terms and Conditions
 
1.      Grant of License. These Terms of Use provide you with a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Site conditioned on your continued compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. You may, on an occasional and irregular basis, print and download Materials on the Site solely for personal and non-commercial use, or, only to the extent permitted by an Other Agreement (defined below), for internal business use, provided that you do not obscure, alter, remove or delete any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in such Materials. With the exception of the foregoing and except as otherwise expressly permitted herein, you may not modify, create derivatives of, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, “deep link”, “scrape”, data mine, or otherwise use any information or material obtained from or through this Site. Further, you may not post any content from this Site to forums, newsgroups, list serves, mailing lists, electronic bulletin boards, or other websites, without the prior written consent of Moody’s. You warrant to Moody’s that you will not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, including but not limited to attempting or actually (i) disrupting, impairing or interfering with this Site, (ii) collecting any information about other users of this Site, including passwords, accounts or other information, or (iii) systematically extracting data contained on this Site to populate databases for internal or external business use.
 
2.      Intellectual Property Rights. All Materials contained on the Site, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations. The Site, its content, layout and design are the exclusive property of Moody’s or its licensors and, except as expressly provided herein, Moody’s does not grant any express or implied right in any such Materials to you. In particular and without limitation, Moody’s owns the copyright in the Site as a collective work and/or compilation, any and all databases accessible on the Site, and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of the content of the Site. Moody’s, Moody’s Investors Service, Moody’s Analytics, and all other names, logos, and icons identifying Moody’s and/or Moody’s products and services are proprietary marks of Moody’s or its licensors. Third-party trademarks displayed on the Site are the property of their respective owners.
 
3.       Privacy Policy. Please see Moody’s Privacy Policy for a summary of Moody’s personal data collection and use practices with respect to the Site.
 
4.      Password Policy. Your use of certain portions of the Site requires a password. As part of the registration process, you must select a member name and password and provide Moody’s with accurate, complete and up-to-date information. Anyone with knowledge of your password can gain access to the restricted portions of the Site and the information available to you. Accordingly, you must keep your password secret. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you agree to be solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your respective password, as well as for any communications entered through this Site using your password. You will also immediately notify Moody’s if you become aware of any loss or theft of your Password or any unauthorized use of your password. Moody’s reserves the right to delete or change a password at any time and for any reason.
 
5.       Assumption of Risk. You use the Internet solely at your own risk and subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. While Moody’s has endeavored to create a secure and reliable website, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from this Site over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Moody’s and Moody’s licensors and suppliers are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. Moody’s and Moody’s licensors and suppliers shall have no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or hosting services. You assume the sole and complete risk of using the Site.
 
6.      Enforcing Security. Actual or attempted unauthorized use of any of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. For your protection, Moody’s reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the Site without notice or further permission from you, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with the investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on any of the Site. Moody’s will also comply with all court orders involving requests for such information.
 
7.      Links to Other Websites. Moody’s may provide links, in its sole discretion, to other websites on the World Wide Web for your convenience in locating related information and services. These websites have not necessarily been reviewed by Moody’s and are maintained by third parties over which Moody’s exercises no control. Accordingly, Moody’s and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensors and suppliers (together, the “Moody’s Parties”) expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, the quality of products or services provided by or advertised on and/or software downloaded from these third-party websites. Moreover, these links do not imply an endorsement of any third party or any website or the products or services provided by any third party.
 
8.      Events Beyond Moody’s Control. You expressly absolve and release Moody’s and Moody’s licensors and suppliers from any claim of harm resulting from a cause beyond their control, including, but not limited to, the failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, or natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, terrorism or governmental restrictions.
 
9.      Disclosures. MIS hereby discloses that most issuers of debt securities (including corporate and municipal bonds, debentures, notes and commercial paper) and preferred stock rated by Moody’s have, prior to assignment of any rating, agreed to pay to Moody’s for the appraisal and rating services rendered by it fees ranging from $1,500 to $2,400,000. Moody's Corporation (“MCO”) and its wholly-owned credit rating agency subsidiary, MIS, also maintain policies and procedures to address the independence of MIS's ratings and rating processes. Information regarding certain affiliations that may exist between directors of MCO and rated entities, and between entities who hold ratings from MIS and have also publicly reported to the SEC an ownership interest in MCO of more than 5%, is posted annually on Moody's website at www.moodys.com under the heading "Shareholder Relations -- Corporate Governance -- Director and Shareholder Affiliation Policy."
 
10.   DISCLAIMERS. Moody’s obtains all Materials furnished on the Site from sources believed by it to be accurate and reliable. You expressly agree that (a) the credit ratings and other opinions provided via the Site are, and will be construed solely as, statements of opinion of the relative future credit risk (as defined below) of entities, credit commitments, or debt or debt-like securities and not statements of current or historical fact as to credit worthiness, investment or financial advice, recommendations regarding credit decisions or decisions to purchase, hold or sell any securities, endorsements of the accuracy of any of the data or conclusions, or attempts to independently assess or vouch for the financial condition of any company; (b) the credit ratings and other credit opinions provided via the Site do not address any other risk, including but not limited to liquidity risk, market value risk or price volatility; (c) the credit ratings and other opinions provided via the Site do not take into account your personal objectives, financial situations or needs; (d) each rating or other opinion will be weighed, if at all, solely as one factor in any investment or credit decision made by or on behalf of you; and (e) you will accordingly, with due care, make your own study and evaluation of each investment decision or security, and of each issuer and guarantor of, and each provider of credit support for, each security or credit that you may consider purchasing, holding, selling, or providing. For the avoidance of doubt, Moody’s Materials and opinions may also include quantitative model-based estimates of credit risk and related opinions or commentary published by Moody’s Analytics, Inc. Further, you expressly agree that any tools or information made available on the Site are not a substitute for the exercise of independent judgment and expertise. You should always seek the assistance of a professional for advice on investments, tax, the law, or other professional matters. For purposes of this paragraph, Moody’s defines “credit risk” as the risk that an entity may not meet its contractual, financial obligations as they come due and any estimated financial loss in the event of default.
 
      Moody’s adopts all necessary measures so that the information it uses in assigning a credit rating is of sufficient quality and from sources Moody’s considers to be reliable, including, when appropriate, independent third-party sources. However, Moody’s is not an auditor and cannot in every instance independently verify or validate information received in the rating process or in preparing Moody’s Materials made available on the Site. Because of the possibility of human or mechanical error as well as other factors, the Site and all related Materials are provided on an "AS IS" and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without representation or warranty of any kind, and THE MOODY'S PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY AS TO THE ACCURACY, RESULTS, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR ANY RELATED MATERIALS. Moody’s makes no representation or warranty that any Materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in any particular locations, and access to them from territories where any of the contents of this Site are illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access this Site from such locations, you do so on your own volition and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws, rules and regulations. Moody’s may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. You agree and acknowledge that no oral or written information or advice given by Moody’s or any of its employees or agents in respect to the Site shall constitute a representation or a warranty unless such information or advice is incorporated into these Terms of Use by a written agreement. FURTHER, THE MATERIALS, MADE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND THERE MAY BE TIMES WHEN THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENTS ARE UNAVAILABLE. MOREOVER, MOODY’S MAY MAKE MODIFICATIONS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE SITE OR TO THE MATERIALS DESCRIBED OR MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON. YOU ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF MAKING USE AND/OR RELYING ON THE MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE.

MOODY’S CREDIT RATINGS AND MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY RETAIL INVESTORS AND IT WOULD BE RECKLESS FOR RETAIL INVESTORS TO CONSIDER MOODY’S CREDIT RATINGS OR MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS IN MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISION. IF IN DOUBT YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR FINANCIAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISER.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE MOODY’S PARTIES DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY , INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT, EVEN IF ANY OF THE MOODY’S PARTIES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

(i) COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT OR DAMAGES ON ACCOUNT OF THE LOSS OF PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS;

(ii) EXPENDITURES, INVESTMENTS OR COMMITMENTS, WHETHER MADE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, DEVELOPMENT OR MAINTENANCE OF BUSINESS REPUTATION OR GOODWILL;

(iii) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING WHERE THE RELEVANT FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT IS NOT THE SUBJECT OF A PARTICULAR CREDIT RATING ASSIGNED BY MOODY’S;

(iv) LOSS OF DATA;

(v) COST OF SUBSTITUTE MATERIALS;

(vi) COST OF CAPITAL;

(vii) THE CLAIMS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR

(viii) ANY SUCH DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE MOODY’S PARTIES DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT OR COMPENSATORY DAMAGES CAUSED TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BY ANY NEGLIGENCE (BUT EXCLUDING FRAUD, WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF LIABILITY THAT, FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, BY LAW CANNOT BE EXCLUDED) ON THE PART OF, OR ANY CONTINGENCY WITHIN OR BEYOND THE CONTROL OF, THE MOODY’S PARTIES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS.
 
THE USER MUST USE ALL REASONABLE ENDEAVORS TO MITIGATE ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER (AND HOWSOEVER ARISING) AND NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL BE DEEMED TO RELIEVE OR ABROGATE THE USER OF ANY SUCH DUTY TO MITIGATE ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE.
 
IN ANY EVENT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE MOODY’S PARTIES FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER RELATED TO ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY THE USER FOR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THIS SITE PURSUANT TO THESE TERMS OF USE DURING THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, OR (B) U.S. $100.
 
11.   Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Moody’s, its licensors and suppliers, all of their affiliates, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, agents, successors and assigns, from and against any damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and professionals' fees and court costs) arising out of any third party claims based on or related to your use of the Site or any breach by you of these Terms of Use.
 
12.   Submissions. Moody’s welcomes your feedback and suggestions, including about how to improve this Site. We and/or our service providers may make available through the Site certain services to which you are able to post comments, information and/or feedback (for example, message boards, blogs, chat features, messaging and/or comment functionalities). Any ideas, suggestions, information, feedback, know-how, material, and any other content (collectively, “Submissions”) posted and/or received through this Site, will be deemed to include a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, transferable and fully sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right and license for Moody’s to adopt, publish, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use, create derivative works, display, (in whole or part) worldwide, or act on such Submissions without additional approval or consideration, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Submissions. You hereby waive (a) any claim to the contrary; and (b) any “moral rights” associated with your Submissions. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the foregoing license, and that each Submission you provide to the Site complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You are and remain responsible and liable for the content of any Submission. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO GRANT THE RIGHTS GRANTED IN THIS SECTION, PLEASE DO NOT POST, TRANSMIT OR OTHERWISE MAKE ANY SUBMISSION. ANY SUBMISSIONS MADE ARE DONE SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please note, Moody’s does not control any of the User-submitted Submissions, they do not reflect the opinion of Moody’s, and Moody’s does not guarantee their accuracy or endorse any of the opinions expressed. The Moody’s Parties are not responsible or liable for (i) any Submissions, including, without limitation, any errors or omissions in such Submissions, links or images embedded therein, or results obtained by using any of the same; or (ii) any loss or damage caused by the Submissions or resulting from the use (including without limitation republication) or misuse thereof by any third party, including your reliance thereon.
 
13.   Export Restrictions. No software or any other materials associated with this Site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported to countries or persons prohibited under relevant export control laws, including, without limitation, countries against which the United States has embargoed goods, or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of any such materials. By using and/or downloading any such materials from this Site, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country to which such import, export, or re-export is prohibited or are not a person or entity to which such export is prohibited.
 
14. QIB Notification. Portions of this Site were created in order to enable "qualified institutional buyers," as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 ("QIBs"), to analyze data made available by issuers to QIBs in securities offerings and in the QIB secondary market. These data may or may not otherwise be publicly available. If you choose to access such QIB information on the Site (“QIB Information”), you hereby acknowledge and agree that (a) you must be a QIB to access the QIB Information, (b) the QIB Information contained on this Site may only be available to QIBs, (c) you will not transmit or use any such QIB Information in violation of the federal securities laws, and (d) you represent and warrant to Moody's (on behalf of yourself or your organization) that you have such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters so that you are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the securities for which QIB Information has been made available by the issuers, and utilize effectively the software, products and/or data provided by Moody's as an analytical tool to assist in any such evaluation. You also confirm that you are solely responsible for performing your own evaluation of any such securities, and with respect to QIB Information made available by issuers to QIBs in securities offerings and in the QIB secondary market, Moody's does not make any recommendations as to whether to buy, sell or hold any such securities or as to the usefulness of its software, products, and data to you for purposes of making any such evaluation.
 
15.  Governing Law. These Terms of Use, including (without limitation) any disputes relating to the content the Site, whether sounding in contract, tort, statute or otherwise, is governed by the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles and without regard to the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
 
16.  Dispute Resolution. THIS PARAGRAPH CONTAINS ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISIONS THAT WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A COURT HEARING OR JURY TRIAL OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, including any disputes relating to the content of Site, whether sounding in contract, tort, statute or otherwise, shall be finally resolved by arbitration. Any claim must be brought in the claimant’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, collective, representative, multiple plaintiff, or similar proceeding (“Class Action”). The parties expressly waive any ability to maintain any Class Action in any forum. The arbitration shall be conducted by one arbitrator in English and in accordance with the International Rules of the American Arbitration Association, which shall administer the arbitration and act as appointing authority. The place of the arbitration shall be New York, New York. The decision of the arbitrators shall be binding upon the parties hereto, and the expense of the arbitration (including without limitation the award of attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party) shall be paid as the arbitrators determine. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you bring a claim subject to arbitration, Moody’s, if so requested by you, will pay the cost of fees and deposits imposed upon you by the American Arbitration Association or other arbitrator to the extent that such cost exceeds the amount you would have had to pay as filing fees and initial court costs if you had filed suit in a court of competent jurisdiction. The decision of the arbitrator may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in New York for the purposes of any judicial proceedings to obtain interim relief and in aid of the arbitration or judicial proceedings to confirm or enforce the award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Moody’s may seek preliminary injunctive relief from a court of law in the event of a breach by you.
 
17.   Term, Termination. These Terms of Use will take effect when you first commence using the Site. Moody’s reserves the right at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the Site or any portion thereof. Termination will be effective without notice.
 
18.   Waiver. Failure to insist on strict performance of any of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use will not operate as a waiver of any subsequent default or failure of performance. No waiver by Moody’s of any right under these Terms of Use will be deemed to be either a waiver of any other right or provision or a waiver of that same right or provision at any other time.
 
19.   Nature of Relationship. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Moody’s as a result of these Terms of Use or your utilization of this Site.
 
20.   Severability. The provisions of these Terms of Use are severable. If any provision (or part of any provision) shall be determined to be void or unenforceable, the relevant provision or part of any provision shall be deemed deleted and these Terms of Use, and the validity and enforceability of all remaining provisions (and parts of any provisions) of these Terms of Use, shall not be affected.
 
21.   Entire Agreement/Reservation of Rights. Your rights to use certain material available on or through this Site may be subject to separate written agreements with Moody’s (“Other Agreements”). Particular pages or features of this Site with content supplied by Moody’s or its licensors may have different or additional terms ("Special Terms"), which will be disclosed to you when you access those pages or features, and by accessing or using such pages and features, you will be deemed to have agreed to the applicable Special Terms. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the Special Terms, the Special Terms will govern with respect to such pages or features or content. In the event of a conflict between these Terms of Use and one or more Other Agreements, the terms of such Other Agreement(s) shall govern and control. With the exception of any Special Terms and Other Agreements, these Terms of Use represent the entire agreement between you and Moody’s with respect to your use of and material available on or through the Site, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between you and Moody’s with respect to the Site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Moody’s data collection and usage practices in connection with the Site are as set forth in the Privacy Policy.
 
22.   CUSIP Database. You agree and acknowledge that the CUSIP Database and the information contained therein is and shall remain valuable intellectual property owned by, or licensed to, Standard & Poor’s CUSIP Service Bureau ("CSB") and the American Bankers Association ("ABA"), and that no proprietary rights are being transferred to you in such materials or in any of the information contained therein. Any use by you outside of the clearing and settlement of transactions requires a license from CSB, along with an associated fee based on usage. You agree that misappropriation or misuse of such materials will cause serious damage to CSB and ABA, and that in such event money damages may not constitute sufficient compensation to CSB and ABA; consequently, you agree that in the event of any misappropriation or misuse, CSB and ABA shall have the right to obtain injunctive relief in addition to any other legal or financial remedies to which CSB and ABA may be entitled. You agree that you shall not publish or distribute in any medium the CUSIP Database or any information contained therein or summaries or subsets thereof to any person or entity except in connection with the normal clearing and settlement of security transactions. You further agree that the use of CUSIP numbers and descriptions is not intended to create or maintain, and does not serve the purpose of the creation or maintenance of, a master file or database of CUSIP descriptions or numbers for itself or any third party recipient of such service and is not intended to create and does not serve in any way as a substitute for the CUSIP MASTER TAPE, PRINT, DB, INTERNET, ELECTRONIC, CD-ROM Services and/or any other future services developed by the CSB.

NEITHER CSB, ABA NOR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE CUSIP DATABASE. ALL SUCH MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE NOR WITH RESPECT TO THE RESULTS WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH MATERIALS. NEITHER CSB, ABA NOR THEIR AFFILIATES SHALL HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS NOR SHALL THEY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF CSB, ABA OR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES PURSUANT TO ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE FEE PAID BY YOU FOR ACCESS TO SUCH MATERIALS IN THE MONTH IN WHICH SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS ALLEGED TO HAVE ARISEN. FURTHERMORE, CSB AND ABA SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR DELAYS OR FAILURES DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.

You agree that the foregoing terms and conditions shall survive any termination of your rights of access to the materials identified above.
 
23.  Australia. Any publication into Australia on this Site is pursuant to the Australian Financial Services License of Moody’s affiliate, Moody’s Investors Service Pty Limited, ABN 61 003 399 657 AFSL 336969 and/or Moody’s Analytics Australia Pty Ltd ABN 94 105 136 972 AFSL 383569 (as applicable). This document is intended to be provided only to “wholesale clients” within the meaning of section 761G of the Corporations Act 2001. By continuing to access, browse or use this Site from within Australia, you represent to Moody’s that you are, or are accessing the Site as a representative of, a “wholesale client” and that neither you nor the entity you represent will directly or indirectly disseminate any content from this Site to “retail clients” within the meaning of section 761G of the Corporations Act 2001.
 
24.  Claims of Copyright Infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials available on the Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send Moody’s a notice requesting that Moody’s remove the material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send Moody’s a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. Notices and counter-notices should be sent by mail to: Legal Department (DMCA Notices), 405 Howard Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105; by email to DMCAnotices@moodys.com; or by fax to +1-415-874-6809. You may contact Moody’s DMCA Agent by phone at +1-415-874-6000. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
 
25. Contact Information. If you would like to contact Moody’s regarding these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, please contact:

Legal Department
Moody’s Corporation
7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: +1-212-553-1653
E-mail: privacy@moodys.com

If you choose to contact Moody’s via e-mail regarding these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, respectively, please mark the subject heading of your e-mail “Terms of Use Inquiry” or “Privacy Inquiry.”

 
 
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