Legal

By using and/or visiting the Apercu Global website, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the "Terms") AND THE MANNER IN WHICH WE COLLECT, USE, AND DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS SET OUT IN APERCU GLOBAL’S PRIVACY POLICY (the “Privacy Policy”), set out in Section V, below. Terms may be changed or updated at any time. Specific Web pages of the Apercu Websites may set out additional terms and conditions, all of which are incorporated by reference into these Terms.

In the case of inconsistencies between these Terms and information included in off-line materials, these Terms will always control. By visiting, entering, or using the Websites and/or the services located at the Websites, (collectively, the “Services”), you indicate that you accept the current version of these Terms and that you agree to be bound by them. Acceptance of the Terms creates a binding contract (“Agreement”) between you and Apercu Global that you will use the Websites and the Services only in a manner consistent with these Terms. If you do not agree to any of these Terms, then please do not access or use the Websites or Services, and, if applicable, you should arrange to cancel your registered user account or subscription to us.

I. Your Use of the Websites and Services

Apercu grants you a limited, non-transferable license to use the Websites in accordance with the Terms. You may only use the Websites to view information presented at the Websites and to make legitimate inquiries. You may not use the Websites for any other purposes, including without limitation, to make any false or fraudulent inquiries. The Websites and the content provided on the Websites, including any text, graphics, button icons, audio and video clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software (collectively, “Content”), may not be copied, reproduced, republished, framed, mirrored, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified, sold, transferred, sub-licensed, distributed, disassembled, decompiled, or reverse engineered without the written permission of Apercu Global, and/or its third party partners, except that you may download, display and print the materials presented on the Websites for your personal, non-commercial use only.

II. Member Conduct Guidelines

(a) In consideration of your use of the Websites and Services, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself upon registration and thereafter. You agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any usernames, passwords, account, or any other tools or data that afford you access to restricted areas of the Websites or Services and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. If you are sharing such usernames, passwords, etc. with others for the purpose of shared viewing of the Websites, you are also responsible for all users of such information, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify Apercu Global of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. Apercu Global cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the Terms. You agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content, including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

(b) You agree not to use the Websites or the Services to:

1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available (“Post”) any Content:

• that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, indecent, inflammatory, pornographic, profane, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, false or inaccurate, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

• that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or that would otherwise violate any law, or violate any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

• that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

• that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment virus, bug or other harmful item; or

• that contains any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.

2. Harm minors in any way;

3. Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

4. Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, intentionally or unintentionally;

5. "Stalk" or otherwise harass another;

6. Collect or store personal data about other users;

7. Transmit or otherwise transfer any Web pages, data or content found on the Websites to any other computer, server, Web site, or other medium for mass
distribution or for use in any commercial enterprise; or

8. Supply material support or resources to organizations designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

While utilizing or accessing the Websites, the Services, or information or other Content available on the Websites, you also agree not to:

1. Use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Websites or interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service in any way;

2. Use any "robot," "spider" or other automatic device, or a program, algorithm or methodology having similar processes or functionality, or any manual process, to monitor or copy any of the Web pages, data or content found on the Websites without the prior written permission of Apercu Global; or

3. Imposes a burden or load on our infrastructure that Apercu Global deems in its sole discretion to be unreasonable or disproportionate to the benefits Apercu Global obtains from your use of the Websites.

Content that violates these guidelines may be removed at the discretion of Apercu Global. We have no obligation to remove content that you personally find objectionable or offensive, though we will investigate complaints referring to inappropriate use of the Websites.
 

(c) You agree to be fully responsible for your own Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. Under no circumstances will Apercu Global be liable in any way for any Content (other than for Content developed by us), including, but not limited to, for 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 or otherwise transmitted to or through the Websites. In the event that you have a dispute with a user of Apercu Global and its Services, you release Apercu Global and its officers, members and employees from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

(d) In order to provide the Services, you hereby grant Apercu Global the royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, and sublicensable right to use, modify, distribute, publish, copy, publicly display and publicly perform, in any format or medium now known or later developed, with or without attribution, any Content submitted by you on the Websites or Services, in connection with the Websites and Services, except as otherwise prohibited by the Privacy Policy.

(e) You understand and agree that Apercu Global's online services are provided "AS IS." Apercu Global assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or settings. You understand and agree that use of Apercu Global's online services are at your sole risk. Any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of Apercu Global's Services is at your own discretion and risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.

III. Intellectual Property Rights

Except for any Content submitted by users, the content on the Apercu Global Websites, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like, the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), and any other proprietary rights related thereto or appearing on the Websites are owned by or licensed to Apercu Global, subject to trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Content on the Websites is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Apercu Global reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Websites and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of content submitted by third parties obtained through the Websites for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Apercu Global Websites or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Apercu Global Websites or the Content therein. You agree to be liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, or any other harm resulting from your use of the Websites.

IV. Third Party Links

The Websites contain links to other websites that are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Apercu Global of the contents or operation of such other websites. Apercu Global shall not be responsible for the content of any other websites and makes no representation or warranty regarding any other websites or the contents or materials on such websites. If you decide to access other websites, you do so at your own risk. You agree not to hold Apercu Global responsible for the content or operation of such websites.

V. Online Privacy and Security

Apercu Global is committed to safeguarding client confidences, including any personal information received from or about our clients in the course of an engagement. Apercu Global personnel are required to hold such information in strict confidence and to use and disclose it only to provide the services for which we are retained. Accordingly, personal information obtained from or relating to our clients is processed in compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in our client contracts and engagement letters, applicable law, and professional standards.

EU Safe Harbor - When processing personal information obtained from or relating to our clients that is transferred from the EU to the US, Apercu Global adheres to the principles and requirements of the US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program. For information about the Safe Harbor, see: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/doc_safeharbor_index.asp. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or Apercu Global’s personal data processing policies, please contact us.

VI. Use of Cookies

We may use cookies on our Websites to improve performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains generally how cookies work.

(a) What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information that a website puts on a user’s computer (or mobile device) when you visit a site and is used by the website to send information to your browser and for the browser to return information to the website. Cookies cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on your computer.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, and are useful because they allow a site to recognize a user’s device; allow you to navigate between pages efficiently -  remembering your preferences - generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.  For a video about cookies please visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.

The information your browser sends to the website is used for authentication and identification of your session and allows us to display the correct information on the web site. We match the cookie against your details so we can distinguish you from other users as you browse the site, which helps us to provide you with a good user experience. Most browsers enable a user to disable cookies.  If you do so however this site may not function correctly.
Logging: we record and store details of the pages visited so that we can generate usage statistics. We do not sell or share any information gathered to other companies.

Cookie storage: This website uses cookies which are persistent and non-persistent (session-based). While many of the cookies used on this website only last for the duration of your use of this website (session-based cookies), other cookies are persistent, i.e., stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them; most browsers have built in privacy settings that provide differing levels of cookie acceptance, expiration time, and disposal after a user has visited a particular site. Your web browser may be configured to delete cookies when you log out of the site or have been inactive for a period of time.

(b) What Types of Cookies may be used here?

First party cookies -
First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Session cookies - are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server's pages.  These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser, and when you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the site uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.

Persistent cookies – are employed to store user preferences. These files stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file. For Information on session and persistent cookies, see here

Third party cookies – these are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company (e.g., Google Analytics) who will set their own cookie to perform this service.

(c) What Cookies does this site use?

The cookies used on this site have been categorized on the basis of the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide issued in April 2012. A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is set out below.

Note:
This website does not use any cookies which retain personal information about you after your session ends.

For some of our cookies we use Google Analytics as a third party to provide us with web analytics and intelligence about our site. For further information on how Google collects and uses information on our behalf, please refer to the Google Policies & Principles page at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/ for more information; in general however, Google Analytics cookies are used to gather usage statistics only.

The table below gives more detail on the specific cookies used on our site:

File name

Type

Description

country-code

Persistent cookies

Country code (used to store the default country of the user)

_session_id

Session cookies

Hexadecimal hash (used to handle the session)

wco_data

Session cookies

Hexadecimal hash (used to handle the session)

__atuvc

Third party cookies

Addthis (marketing information)

__utma

Third party cookies

Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)

__utmb

Third party cookies

Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)

__utmc

Third party cookies

Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)

__utmz

Third party cookies

Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)


By continuing to use this web site you give your consent for us to use cookies as set out above. If the way we use cookies changes significantly (e.g. a new cookie being added with different functionality) we will inform you from the log in page. This detail will always be available to you from the navigation links at the bottom of all pages.

(d) What if I don’t want cookies to be set?

By using our site you agree that we can place cookies on your device as explained above. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this. For more information on managing cookies see www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies. Current “Do Not Track” initiatives are not recognized by our site.

VII. Termination

Apercu Global may immediately change or terminate your access to the Services, the Websites, or any online membership(s) with Apercu Global, with or without notice, at any time, without liability to you, any other user or any third party. Apercu Global reserves the right to terminate your online membership(s) if , without limitation, you have: (1) provided Apercu Global with false or misleading registration information; (2) interfered with other users or the administration of Apercu Global Services or Websites; (3) upon a request by law enforcement or other governmental authorities; or (4) otherwise violated these Terms.

VIII. Disclaimer of Warranties

ALL PRODUCTS, OFFERINGS, CONTENT, AND MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, APERCU GLOBAL DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ADDITIONALLY, APERCU GLOBAL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITES WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, AND/OR ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. APERCU GLOBAL DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION, RESULTS, OR CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITES OR IN ANY EMAIL COMMUNICATION SENT BY OR ON BEHALF OF APERCU GLOBAL.

IX. Limitation of Liability


APERCU GLOBAL ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THE WEBSITES OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO OR AUDIO FROM THE WEBSITES. IN NO EVENT SHALL Apercu Global BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, CLAIM, DAMAGE, OR ANY SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH (I) ANY USE OF THIS SITE OR CONTENT FOUND HEREIN, (II) ANY FAILURE OR DELAY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY COMPONENT OF THIS SITE), (III) OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITES AND/OR SERVICES.

If, notwithstanding the foregoing, Apercu Global or any third party provider or distributor should be found liable for any loss or damage, which arises out of or is in any way connected with any of the above described functions or uses of the Websites, the Content, and/or the Services, the liability of Apercu Global and the third party providers and distributors shall in no event exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of (a) the subscription fee and service charge, if any, for accessing the Websites or Services, or (b) US$100.00. In its sole discretion, in addition to any other rights or remedies available to Apercu Global and without any liability whatsoever, Apercu Global, at any time and without notice, may terminate or restrict your access to any component of the Websites or its Services. Some states do not allow certain limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

X. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Apercu Global, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents from any and all third party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, debt, expenses, obligations, and/or costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys fees) arising from: (i) your use and access to the Websites or of Apercu Global Services; (ii) your violation of the Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any trademark, copyright, property, proprietary, privacy, or other right or your infringement or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity; and (iv) any of your Content, including, without limitation, any Content posted or otherwise provided by you that infringes any copyright, trademark, intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates any person's rights of publicity or privacy, or otherwise violates these Terms. The Terms will inure to the benefit of successors, assigns, and licensees. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Websites and/or Services.

XI. Forward-Looking Statements


The site and the information and materials thereon include “forward-looking” statements that involve uncertainties and risks. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from the expectations of Apercu Global. Factors that could cause such differences include the pace and timing of additional acquisitions, the company's ability to realize cost savings and efficiencies, competitive and general economic conditions, pretension of staff and clients and other risks described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform such statements to actual results and events and do not intend to do so.

XII. Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement and Agent


If you believe your copyright, or other intellectual property rights have been infringed by the Websites, Content or Services, we ask that you please provide to Apercu Global’s Agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:

1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

2. Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;

5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

XIII. Governing Law

This Agreement and its performance shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of Maryland, United States of America, in all questions and controversies arising out of your use of the Websites, the Services, and/or the Terms. To the extent allowed by applicable law, any claim or cause of action arising from or relating to your access or use of the Websites must be brought within two (2) years from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued. Apercu Global controls and operates the Websites from its headquarters in the United States of America, and the Websites may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use the Websites outside the United States of America, you are responsible for following applicable local laws.

XIV. Attorney’s Fees


If Apercu Global takes any action to enforce these Terms, such parties will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable and necessary attorney's fees and any cost of litigation, in addition to any other relief, at law or in equity, to which such parties may be entitled.

XV. Injunctive Relief


You acknowledge that a violation or attempted violation of any provision of these Terms will cause such damage to Apercu Global as will be irreparable, the exact amount of which would be difficult to ascertain and for which there will be no adequate remedy at law. Accordingly, you agree that Apercu Global shall be entitled as a matter of right to an injunction issued by any court of competent jurisdiction, restraining such violation or attempted violation of the Terms by you, or your affiliates, partners, or agents, as well as recover from you any and all costs and expenses sustained or incurred by Apercu Global in obtaining such an injunction, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees. You agree that no bond or other security shall be required in connection with such injunction.

XVI. Assignment


You may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate your rights, duties or obligations hereunder.

XVII. Relationship


The relationship between Apercu Global and you will be that of independent contractors, and neither of us nor any of our respective officers, agents or employees will be held or construed to be partners, joint ventures, fiduciaries, employees or agents of the other.

XVIII. Modification


Apercu Global may make changes to the information and/or materials offered on or available from the Websites at any time without notice, and Apercu Global may change these Terms at any time without notice by posting updated terms of use on the Websites. Your continued use of the Websites after such changes have been posted signifies your assent and agreement to the new Terms, even if you have not reviewed the changes. Therefore, you should check the Terms and Conditions posted on the Websites periodically for updates and changes.

XIX. Additional Terms


Additional terms and conditions may apply to purchases of goods and services and other uses of portions of the Websites, and you agree to abide by such other terms and conditions.

XX. Severability


This Agreement shall be deemed severable. In the event that any provision is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

XXI. Headings


The headings used in this Agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect the terms and conditions herein.
 

XXII. Entire Agreement

This Agreement, together with any terms and conditions incorporated herein or referred to herein, constitute the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding the subject matter, and may not be amended or modified except in writing or by making such amendments or modifications available on the Websites.

If you are aware of any violations of these Terms and Conditions, please report them.