Terms and Conditions
Agreement between User and www.capartners.com
Welcome to www.capartners.com. The www.capartners.com website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Compensation Advisory Partners (“CAP”). www.capartners.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of www.capartners.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
www.capartners.com provides news and information relating to CAP.
CAP is a leading independent consulting firm specializing in executive and director compensation and related corporate governance matters. Our consultants have served as independent advisors to boards and senior management at many leading companies in the areas of compensation strategy and program design, and promoting sound corporate governance principles.
Visiting www.capartners.com or sending emails to CAP constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email or on the Site, satisfy any requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that CAP is not responsible for third party access to your account resulting from theft or misappropriation of your account information. CAP and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
Children Under Thirteen
CAP does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.capartners.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
Certain services made available via www.capartners.com may be delivered by third party websites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.capartners.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that CAP may share such information and data with any third party with whom CAP has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.capartners.com users and customers.
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your CAP account to third party accounts. By connecting your CAP account to your third party accounts, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not connect your CAP account to third party accounts.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of CAP or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. CAP content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your limited, personal, non-commercial use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of CAP and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of CAP or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by CAP from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use CAP content accessed through www.capartners.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CAP, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of our Site, services or content; your inability to use the Site; or your violation of these Terms. CAP reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which we are entitled to indemnification, in which event you will fully cooperate with CAP in asserting any available defenses.
Any and all disputes arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, or the receipt or exchange of data or other information with CAP, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief shall be resolved pursuant to this Dispute Resolution provision.
In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, or the receipt or exchange of data or other information with CAP, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, such dispute shall be resolved first by non-binding meditation, and then, if mediation is unsuccessful in resolving the dispute, by binding and final arbitration.
Disputes shall first be mediated through non-binding mediation in accordance with the Model Procedures for the Mediation of Business Disputes promulgated by the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (“CPR”). The mediation shall be administered by CPR. If the dispute has not been resolved within sixty days of the commencement of the mediation, the dispute shall be referred to binding arbitration as described below.
Arbitrations under this provision shall be conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association in New York, New York. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, if CAP is the prevailing party, CAP shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney’s fees, but CAP shall not pay any costs of fees if it is not the prevailing party. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the arbitrator. The arbitrator shall premise the award upon the claimant’s legal right to recover based on the terms of this agreement and the applicable law of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law rules, together with any applicable provisions of the laws of the United States. All parties to these Terms consent and submit to jurisdiction in the state or federal courts of the State of New York solely for purposes of entering or enforcing a judgement on an arbitration award procured pursuant to these Terms and, specifically, this arbitration provision. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and CAP agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. COMPENSATION ADVISORY PARTNERS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND OUR SERVICES, OR TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
COMPENSATION ADVISORY PARTNERS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES, CONTENT, AND LINKS AVAILABLE THROUGH IT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. COMPENSATION ADVISORY PARTNERS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IF YOU RELY ON THE SITE AND ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES,” OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE TO OUR SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, OR SERVICES OR CONTENT THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.
CAP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate these Terms, our Site, your access to our Site, or any content, related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. The “Liability Disclaimer,” and “Dispute Resolution” sections of these Terms (along with any other provision that by its terms contemplates survival) will survive any termination. This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, fiduciary or agency relationship exists between you and CAP as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. CAP’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of CAP’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by CAP with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, that provision will be deleted (or, if possible, modified in a manner that will reflect the original intent as closely as possible) and the remaining provisions will be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Changes to Terms
CAP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the terms under which www.capartners.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms and Conditions posted to the Site will supersede all previous versions. CAP encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
CAP welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
Compensation Advisory Partners
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New York, New York 10036
Effective as of September 5, 2019