Terms of Service Text

The Geopolitical Futures Web Site (the “Site”) is an online publication where you can read and subscribe to our geopolitical forecasts and daily updates on various issues impacting the global economy, and international affairs provided by Geopolitical Futures, LLC (“GPF”), and is available subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below. Nothing in this Site shall be construed as creating any warranty or other obligation on the part of GPF. Agreement. Please read the following information carefully before using this Site. By entering your e-mail address to subscribed, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree with any part of the Agreement, do not use this Site. GPF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update this Agreement at any time, entering your e-mail address to subscribed, you accept the modification. Any changes will be effective only after the effective date of the change and will not affect any dispute arising prior to the effective date of the change.

Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability
THIS SITE, OUR NEWSLETTER, OUR ANALYSES, AND THE SITE’S CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. These warranties are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL GPF BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR THE MERCHANDISE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law, or $10, whichever is less.

If you decide to purchase a subscription, you agree to pay the amounts owed to GPF via Visa, MasterCard, American Express. No Refunds – ALL SALES FINAL. All sales are FINAL. We will not issue refunds if you decide to cancel a subscription.

Personal information transmitted to GPF will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Copyrighted Materials; Infringement Claims
The copyrights in all text, images, screens and other materials provided on this Site (collectively, the “Materials”) are owned by GPF and/or by third parties. Except as provided below, none of the Materials may be copied, distributed, displayed, downloaded, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of GPF or the copyright owner. Unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and/or other regulations and statutes. If you believe that any of the Materials infringe on any of your intellectual property rights, please contact GPF immediately at the address provided below. Except as expressly provided herein, GPF and the third parties reserve all rights with respect to the Materials, and may pursue all legally available options under both civil and criminal laws (and may cooperate with law enforcement agencies) in the event of any violations, including but not limited to the right to terminate accounts of any user who has infringed a third party’s copyright three times. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to GPF’s Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.

Trademarks and service marks that may be referred to on this Site are the property of GPF or their respective owners. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark without our written permission. The name of GPF or the GPF logo may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this Site, without prior written permission. You are not authorized to use our logo as a hyperlink to this Site unless you obtain GPF’s written permission in advance, although we permit you to use certain designated features of the Site to use our logo as a hyperlink for designated purposes.

Right to Preserve and Disclose
GPF may preserve all information you provide. GPF may also disclose information you provide if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(a) complete your transaction;
(b) comply with legal process;
(c) enforce this Agreement;
(d) respond to claims that any materials on this Site violate your rights or the rights of third parties;
(e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GPF, its users and/or the public; or
(f) in the event that all or substantially all of GPF’ assets are acquired by a third party.

Prohibited Actions
You agree not to:
(a) decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, reduce the Site to human perceivable form or create derivative works based upon the Site or any part thereof;
(b) disable any licensing or control features of the Site;
(c) introduce into the Site any virus or other code or routine intended to disrupt or damage the Site, or alter, damage or delete any Materials, or retrieve or record information about the Site or its users;
(d) merge the Site or Materials with another program or create derivative works based on the Site or Materials;
(e) remove, obscure, or alter any notice of the copyright or other proprietary legends on the Site or Materials;
(f) sublicense, assign, translate, rent, lease, lend, resell for profit, distribute or otherwise assign or transfer the Materials or access to the Site to others;
(g) use, or allow the use of, the Site or the Materials in contravention of any federal, state, local, foreign or other applicable law, or rules or regulations of regulatory or administrative organizations; or
(h) otherwise act in a fraudulent, illegal, malicious or negligent manner when using the Site.
Except as expressly provided herein, GPF and the third parties reserve all rights with respect to the Site, and may pursue all legally available options under both civil and criminal laws (and may cooperate with law enforcement agencies) in the event of any violations.

Issuance of Passwords
When this Agreement has been accepted and agreed to by you, the password that you create will soon be activated to enable you to access the Site. Passwords may not be shared or used by more than one individual. It is each individual user’s responsibility to remember and protect such password and not to disclose it to any other person. Remember to choose a strong password, including numbers, capital letters, special characters, etc., and is not typically found in a dictionary.

Prohibition on Scripts, Bots, Third Parties etc.
You shall not access or use the Site by means of any automated program, expert system, electronic agent or “bot,” and shall not give any person or entity access to the Site.

Lost Passwords
In the event your password is lost or stolen it is your responsibility to notify GPF at the address listed in the “Customer Support” section.

Ownership of Usage Data

GPF may collect and aggregate data about your usage of the Site, and GPF shall be the sole owner of such information.

Although GPF controls a few hyperlinks in the Site, some links within this Site may lead to third-party sites. GPF includes these third-party links solely as a convenience to you. The presence of a link does not imply an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents, or that GPF is in any way affiliated with the linked site. The Site does not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference. GPF reserves the right to terminate a link to a third party web site at any time. The third party sites are not controlled by GPF, and may have different terms of use and privacy policies, which GPF encourages you to review.

Must Be at Least 18 Years Old to Use This Site

At this Site GPF makes no active effort to collect personal information from individuals under the age of eighteen (18). GPF requires that Site users must be of legal age to enter into agreements typically, at least eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Site Controlled from United States
This Site is controlled from offices within the United States. GPF makes no representation that content or materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. Access to this Site content or materials from jurisdictions where such access is illegal is strictly prohibited. If you choose to access this Site from other jurisdictions, you do so at your own risk. You are always responsible for your compliance with applicable laws. THE LAWS OF TEXAS WILL GOVERN THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAWS AND EXCLUDING THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS. YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS OF AUSTIN, TEXAS IN RELATION TO ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR DIFFERENCE ARISING FROM THESE TERMS, AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT OF REMOVAL OR TRANSFER WHETHER DUE TO FORUM NON CONVENIENS OR OTHER REASON.

Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
Excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief, for claims related to the Site, including any goods or services purchased through the Site, any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including without limitation, any and all disputes, claims (whether in tort, contract, statutory or otherwise) or disagreements concerning the existence, breach, interpretation, application or termination of this Agreement shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration in accordance with the JAMS Inc. Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures then in effect. There shall be no right or authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class action basis. The arbitration shall take place in Austin, Texas or at the option of the party seeking relief, online, by telephone, online, or via written submissions alone, and be administered by JAMS. The arbitral tribunal (“Tribunal”) shall be composed of one arbitrator, who shall be independent and impartial. If the parties fail to agree on the arbitrator within twenty (20) calendar days after the initiation of an arbitration hereunder, JAMS shall appoint the arbitrator. The arbitration shall be conducted in the English language. The decision of the arbitrator will be final and binding on the parties. Judgment on any award(s) rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Nothing in this Section shall prevent either party from seeking immediate injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, and any such request shall not be deemed incompatible with the agreement to arbitrate or a waiver of the right to arbitrate. The parties undertake to keep confidential all awards in their arbitration, together with all confidential information, all materials in the proceedings created for the purpose of the arbitration and all other documents produced by the other party in the proceedings and not otherwise in the public domain, save and to the extent that disclosure may be required of a party by legal duty, to protect or pursue a legal right or to enforce or challenge an award in legal proceedings before a court or other judicial authority. The arbitrator shall award all fees and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, to the prevailing party. Any judgment rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Not Authorized to Do Business in Every Jurisdiction
GPF is not authorized to do business in every jurisdiction. Information published on this Site may contain references or cross-references to goods or services that are not available in your state or country.

Entire Agreement; Severability
You acknowledge that you have read and understood this Agreement and that you agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. You further agree that this Agreement, together with the Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference, constitute the complete and exclusive statement of the Agreement between you and GPF and supersedes all other proposals or prior agreements oral or written, and any other communications relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, it shall not affect the validity of this Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms.

Contact Us
For further information, or inquiries about this Agreement, please contact: Geopolitical Futures, LLC 114 W. 7th Street, Suite 625, Austin, Texas 78701 512-687-3444 or toll free in the U.S. 888-982-8217 contact@geopoliticalfutures.com

NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING THE SERVICE PROVIDERS REFERENCED BELOW THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS. Pursuant to Title 17, U.S. Code, Section 512(c)(2), written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent: Geopolitical Futures, LLC General Manager 114 W. 7th Street, Suite 625, Austin, Texas, 78701 512-687-3444 or toll free in the U.S. 888-982-8217 contact@geopoliticalfutures.com To be effective, the Notification must include the following:

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 copyrighted 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 the service provider to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
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.