Terms & Conditions
Last updated on April 15, 2021.
Table of Contents
- Age Requirement
- Changes to Terms
- Changes to Digital Products
- Intellectual Property; Copyright
- Restrictions on Use
- User-Generated Material
- Third Party Sites and Services
- Other Thomson Reuters Services
- Limitations of Our Service and Content
- Our Financial Responsibility to You
- Export Controls
- Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
a. This page describes the terms and conditions (the “Terms”) that govern your use of reuters.com and (i) the content and related services and products available on or through agencywatch.co (including mobile applications and newsletters) and (ii) any updates, new versions or new releases of those services and products. Individually and collectively, we’ll refer to these services and products as the “Service”.
b. The Service is provided by Agency Watch News & Media, Inc. and its group affiliates (being Agency Watch Corporation and all entities directly or indirectly controlled by Agency Watch Corporation) (“Agency Watch affiliate(s)”) , which we’ll refer to individually and collectively as “Agencywatch,” “we”, “us”, or “our”.
c. These Terms are for the benefit of each Agency Watch affiliate and each such Reuters group affiliate may enforce these Terms.
d. These Terms comprise the following:
(ii) the terms for a user who has completed the registration process as set out in Section 6 (the “Registration Terms”); and
(iii) the terms for paid subscribers to the Service as set out in Section 7 (the “Subscription Terms”).
e. Certain features or components of the Service may be subject to additional terms and conditions, including user guidelines or other rules, which will be posted on the applicable Service. Those additional terms and conditions are part of these Terms.
f. Please read this page carefully. These Terms apply differently depending on the type of user of the Service you are:
(iv) For users accessing under group subscriptions: If you access the Service under a group subscription agreement (e.g. corporations, organizations, institutions, etc.), then your access is also governed by that particular agreement between Reuters and your group. You agree that you are bound by and consent to all of these Terms however if there is any inconsistency or dispute between these Terms and the group subscription agreement, then the terms of the relevant group subscription agreement will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency or dispute.
g. If you access (or download) the Service through any third party platform or service, the applicable terms and conditions for such third party platform or service may apply in addition to these Terms and you agree that you are subject to such application or platforms terms in addition to these Terms.
By subscribing to the Service, you agree that you are at least 18 years old.
Changes to Terms
From time to time, we may revise these Terms without giving prior notice. If we do make such revisions, we will post an updated version on this site (and update the “_Last updated on ______” reference above). By continuing to use the Service after the updated version has been posted, you agree that you accept any changes to these Terms. If you do not accept these changes, please stop using the Service and cancel your subscription as described in these Terms.
Changes to Digital Products
From time to time, we may make changes to the Service without prior notice, which could include modifying, discontinuing, or disabling the Service, or modifying the registration or subscription options available to users. For example, we may automatically update or upgrade the version of the Service you may be using on your mobile device. You agree to any such changes and agree that these Terms will apply to all such changes.
Please review the Agency Watch Privacy Statement (found at: privacy-statement – Agency Watch ) for a description of our privacy practices. By registering for an account, making a purchase, or otherwise using our Services (including viewing our content), you acknowledge and agree that we may and will collect, use, transfer, disclose, and otherwise process your personal information as described in our Privacy Statement. Without limiting the foregoing and for clarity, you agree that we may transfer your personal information (a) outside of your home country to another country where the laws may not provide an equivalent level of protection and (b) to third parties in accordance with our Privacy Statement.
a. As part of the registration process (for both registered users and paying subscribers), you will be required to create a user account (including creating a login name and password). If you do not complete the registration process, you will not be able to access those parts of the Service available to registered users and/or paying subscribers.
b. You agree and promise that the information provided by you to us, including during the registration process, is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. You will promptly inform us of any changes to your information.
c. You are not allowed to share your login details or give your login details to anyone else. Your registration is for your single use only. You are responsible for the use or misuse of any login details you create as part of the registration process and for maintaining its confidentiality. You must promptly notify us of any actual or suspected confidentiality breach or unauthorized use of your login details or account by notifying us at the following link: https://agencywatch.co/contact-us
d. If you fail to comply with this Section 6, we may immediately suspend or terminate your access, registration and/or subscription to the Service.
a. Reuters will process your subscription order as quickly as possible but there may be delays in activating your subscription.
b. A subscription agreement will only be entered into between you and Reuters once Reuters has processed and verified your subscription order and provided you with access to the relevant parts of the Service (which may be immediately).
c. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to reject any subscription order (at any time and for any reason).
d. Your subscription contract will be with Agency Watch News & Media, Inc. or any Agency Watch group affiliate, depending on your billing address.
e. Agency Watch may assign your subscription contract or any rights granted in your subscription contract, in whole or in part, either: (a) to any other Agency Watch group affiliate; (b) in connection with any Agency Watch group affiliate’s sale of a division, product or service; or (c) in connection with a reorganization, merger, acquisition or divestiture of any Agency Watch group affiliate or any similar business transaction.
Payment and Pricing:
f. You must provide us with full and correct payment information.
g. By submitting your subscription details to us (including payment information), you agree and promise that you are entitled and authorized to make the payment using those details.
h. You agree to pay the subscription price specified at the time of your subscription order as well as any other additional charges (including any applicable taxes such as VAT or sales taxes).
i. You also agree to the billing frequency for such payment specified at the time of your subscription order (e.g., monthly or annually). We will charge or debit your payment method at the beginning of your subscription, and we will bill you in accordance with the billing frequency specified at the time of your subscription order.
j. We will specify the currency in which Reuters will bill you at the time of your subscription order. The currency will be determined by your subscription type and billing address.
k. Any subscription discounts or trial subscriptions will be specified at the time of your subscription order and cannot be changed during your subscription term. At the expiry of any discounted or trial period, your subscription will automatically renew at the full subscription price or in accordance with Section 7(l) below (unless you have cancelled your subscription prior to expiry of such discounted period). Any subscriptions purchased as part of a promotional or discounted offer may be subject to different cancellation policies, which will be specified at the time of your subscription order.
l. You may not subscribe to more than two discounted or trial periods to in any 12 month period and we are entitled to cancel your discounted or trial subscription if you exceed two discounted or trial periods in the previous 12 months without providing a refund.
m. We may change prices and charges at any time. We will notify you in advance of any price increases and will provide you with an option to cancel your subscription from the date the price increase takes effect. This does not apply to any changes in applicable taxes.
n. We are not obliged to offer you access to the Service at a price we have provided in error. We will notify you of the error and provide you with an option to cancel your subscription and, if you have already made payment, provide you with a refund.
o. Your subscription may not grant you access to all areas of the Service. Access to such areas may be subject to additional fees, terms, and conditions (which will be specified in such areas).
p. You may also incur additional charges from third parties when accessing the Service (e.g., from banks, internet service providers, telecommunication service providers). You are responsible for any such additional charges. You will also be responsible for any costs we incur relating to the collection of unpaid charges.
q. We reserve the right to use third parties in order to process payments. Such third party shall be solely responsible for all processing through its systems, and additional terms may apply to you in respect of such third party.
r. We are entitled to immediately suspend or cancel your subscription if we do not receive payment authorization or if any authorization is later cancelled (e.g., if your credit card expires).
Cancellations and Renewals:
s. You are free to notify us of your intention to change or cancel your subscription by informing us at https://agencywatch.co/contact-us.
t. Please note that your subscription will only be changed or cancelled with effect from the date on which your current subscription period ends, provided that you notify us of your intention to change or cancel via contact-us at least 7 days before the end of your current subscription period. You will not receive a refund for the current subscription period.
u. By placing your order for your subscription in accordance with these Terms, you agree that we may start your subscription immediately upon our acceptance of your order and (to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law) you waive any statutory rights you may have to cancel our agreement after your order has been accepted.
v. Following the end of your current subscription period, your subscription will renew automatically for the next subscription period unless it is cancelled at least 7 days before the renewal date in accordance with these Terms.
w. You must ensure that you cancel your subscription ahead of any automatic renewals in accordance with these Terms if you would like to avoid any charges being payable in respect of the renewed subscription period.
x. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your subscription for any reason and at any time (e.g., where you have breached these Terms, or events beyond our control). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to issue refunds or credits.
Intellectual Property; Copyright
a. All the materials on the Service—the text, photographs, video, audio, graphics, metadata, quotes, data, information, the overall “look and feel,” and all protectable intellectual property (collectively, the “Content”)—is the property of Reuters or, in some cases, its licensors.
b. The Service and Content are protected by copyrights, trademarks, design rights, patents, trade secrets, database rights, sui generis rights, and other intellectual or proprietary rights under U.S. and international laws. You agree that all intellectual property rights in the Service and the Content (in whole and in part) are and shall remain the property of Reuters and the Reuters group affiliates and/or our licensors. No intellectual property rights in the Content or in the Service are transferred to you.
c. For further information, please refer to the Thomson Reuters Copyright page, which is part of these Terms and includes information about the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Restrictions on Use
a. THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY AGENCY WATCH AND ITS LICENSORS TO YOU FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE AND INFORMATION ONLY. YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE.
b. You promise that you are accessing, using, registering and/or subscribing to the Service in your personal, individual capacity (except, if applicable, where your access falls under a group subscription agreement in accordance with Section 1(f)(iv)).
c. You may not remove, alter, forward, scrape, copy, sell, distribute, retransmit, create derivative works or otherwise make available the Content to third parties without our prior written consent (except as occasionally permitted by certain sharing features in the Service that explicitly allow you to share Content or links to Content with a few other individuals).
d. You may purchase re-prints of certain Content through our third-party providers. Information is available here: Copyright page.
e. You may not reverse engineer, circumvent, decrypt, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discern the source code or architecture of any feature or component of the Service.
f. You may not cache or archive the Content (except for a public search engine’s use of spiders for creating search indices).
g. Except for the limited license described herein, you are not conferred any right in the Content or in the Service, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property laws, either now or in the future.
h. Without prejudice to the other provisions under these Terms, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access, use and/or subscription if you breach any of the provisions under this Section 9.
a. The Service may have certain features that allow you or other users to comment on, discuss, upload, submit, link to, or otherwise provide content (e.g., information, graphics, videos, images). We’ll refer to that material collectively as “User Material”. User Material is subject to these Terms as well as any additional guidelines or rules that are posted on the parts of the Service where you can provide User Material.
b. You agree that you will not provide any User Material that:
violates anyone’s copyright, trademark or other proprietary right;
contains any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services, or any spam or other form of unsolicited communication;
is abusive, illegal, defamatory, indecent, obscene, pornographic, offensive, discriminatory (e.g., on the basis of race, nationality, religion, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, region, or disability), or threatening in any way;
encourages anyone to break the law;
interferes with the privacy of another user;
contains malware, viruses, spyware, or other software, files, or code designed that could interrupt, destroy, limit, or otherwise harm the Service;
misrepresents your identity, affiliation, or status, or otherwise contains false or misleading statements with an intent to defraud;
collects or stores other users’ personal data;
uses automated means to upload, submit, or post content;
gives rise to any liability or violates any applicable local, state, federal, national or international law or regulation.
c. By posting User Material, you agree that you are legally permitted to upload, submit, or post that User Material. You also agree that you are legally and financially responsible for any claims against us by any third party relating to your User Material or your posting of it.
d. You agree that by uploading, submitting, or posting User Material, we have a right unlimited in time to publish, re-use, archive, edit, display, modify, delete, or commercially exploit that User Material in whole or in part as we see fit, whether on the Service or otherwise, without any requirement to pay you or to credit you. In other words, by posting User Material you are granting us a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use your User Material in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever. You also irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other attribution or authorship rights you may have in the User Material. We do not have an obligation to store User Material for any period of time, and we may remove or delete any User Material for any reason, at any time and without giving you notice.
Third Party Sites and Services
a. The Service may include content created by third parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or other users. We may also link to, reference, or promote websites, applications and/or services from third parties.
b. We do not guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions given by such third parties. We are not responsible for, and do not control such non-Reuters websites, applications, products, or services. Any dealings you have with any third party—including advertisers or sponsors—are solely between you and that third party.
Other Thomson Reuters Services
Other Agency Watch-related entities may discuss, offer, or promote additional services on the Service. Those services may be outside the scope of these Terms and may require a separate agreement with the appropriate Thomson Reuters entity.
Limitations of Our Service and Content
a. The Service and Content are provided for informational purposes only. You understand that the Content on the Service does not constitute any form of tax, legal, or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. The mention of a particular security on the Service does not constitute a recommendation for you to buy, sell, refrain from buying, or hold that or any other security, financial product, or investment.
b. We and our licensors are not liable for any errors, inaccuracies, or delays in the Service or any Content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance on the Service or Content. You agree that your use of the Service or the Content is at your sole risk.
c. We do not provide any promises or warranties about the Service or the Content, which are provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We do not make any promises about the Service or the Content, or of the quality, completeness, or accuracy of the Content available on or linked to from the Service. In other words, we disclaim all responsibility for any loss, injury claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting or related to your access, use, or the unavailability of the Service (or any part thereof).
Our Financial Responsibility to You
By using the Services contained herein, you: (a) agree to abide by the export and sanctions regulations of Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and of the United States, including the US Export Administration Regulations and the US Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations (collectively, “Trade Regulations”); and (b) represent and warrant that you are not a specially designated, denied or unverified party as described in such Trade Regulations.
Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
a. The Terms shall (to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law) be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York in the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You hereby agree (to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law) that any disputes arising under or in connection with the Terms or the Service shall be submitted for resolution to federal and state courts in New York County in the State of New York, and you hereby waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.
b. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the Service or these Terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. Any claim by you that may arise in connection with these Terms will be compensable by monetary damages and you will in no event be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief. You also hereby expressly waive any right to resort to any form of class action.
a. These Terms contain the entire agreement between us regarding your use of the Service and supersedes all previous agreements (if any).
b. If a court or other valid authority determines that any provision of the Terms is void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, such provision(s) will be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions will remain and not otherwise be affected.
c. If we do not enforce any provision of the Terms, that will not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such a provision or our right to enforce it.
d. The United National Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to the Terms, the Service, or any Content.