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Terms of Use

Dear Visitor,

You're warmly welcomed on www.uspec.org , the official website of the United States Private Equity Council (USPEC). We are committed to providing you information which is correct, updated and accurate and which helps you understand our organization, services and principles clearly.

For your kind knowledge, the USPEC and its affiliates ("USPEC" or "we") provide their content on this Web site (the "Site") subject to the following terms and conditions (the "Terms"). Indeed, since we may periodically change the Terms mentioned asunder in the interests of all our stakeholders, as a browser, you are advised to keep checking this information occasionally. The following Terms were last updated on January 2, 2020.

Please do note that by accessing and using this Site, we are assuming that you agree to the Terms and Conditions of use of information published in this website. We would appreciate greatly if you may attend to these terms. For an explanation of USPEC's practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of our users' information, please read our Privacy Policy.


All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, and images and the selection and arrangement thereof, is the exclusive property of USPEC or its licensors and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.


The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of USPEC and its licensors. You agree that you will not refer to or attribute any information to USPEC or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, Web sites) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, USPEC or its licensors.

Use of Site Content

USPEC hereby grants you a non–exclusive, non–transferable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the content and functionality displayed on the Site (the "Site Content") on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without USPEC's prior written consent.

User Postings

You acknowledge and agree that USPEC shall own and have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish on the Site in postings, survey responses, and otherwise, and you hereby waive any claims against USPEC for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with USPEC's use and publication of such submissions. You covenant that you shall not post or otherwise publish on the Site any materials that (a) are threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene; (b) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law; (c) infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (d) contain a computer virus or other destructive element; (e) contain advertising; or (f) constitute or contain false or misleading statements. USPEC does not and cannot review all information posted to the Site by users and is not responsible for such information. However, USPEC reserves the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.

Notices of Infringement and Takedown by USPEC

USPEC prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any content on the Site, please write to USPEC at the address shown below, giving a written statement that contains: (a) identification of the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Site that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an e–mail address if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner–s behalf to assert infringement of the right. USPEC will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law upon receipt of such a statement [or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. 512(c) (3)]. U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely. Under appropriate circumstances, persons who repeatedly submit infringing or unlawful material will be prohibited from posting further submissions. USPEC's contact for submission of notices under this Section 5 is: Legal Department, USPEC. 12th Floor, 2435 North Central Expressway, Richardson, TX-75080.


The Content And Functionality On The Site Is Provided With The Understanding That USPEC Is Not Herein Engaged In Rendering Professional Advice And Services To You. All Content And Functionality On The Site Is Provided "As Is," Without Warranty Of Any Kind, Either Express Or Implied, Including, Without Limitation, Implied Warranties Of Merchantability And Fitness For A Particular Purpose. USPEC And Its Third–Party Content Providers Make No Warranties, Express Or Implied, As To The Ownership, Accuracy, Or Adequacy Of The Site Content. USPEC Shall Have No Liability Or Responsibility For Any Information Published On Linked Web Sites, Contained In Any User Submissions Published On The Site, Or Provided By Third Parties. Neither USPEC Nor Its Third–Party Content Providers Shall Be Liable For Any Indirect, Incidental, Consequential, Or Punitive Damages Or For Lost Revenues Or Profits, Whether Or Not Advised Of The Possibility Of Such Damages Or Losses And Regardless Of The Theory Of Liability.

Third–Party Web Sites

We may provide links to third–party Web sites, and some of the content appearing to be on this Site is in fact supplied by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third–party Web sites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third–party servers. USPEC has no responsibility for these third–party Web sites, which are governed by the Terms of Use and privacy policies, if any, of the applicable third-party content providers.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Texas, United States of America without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof.

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