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  • Terms of Use

  • Welcome! This Web site is provided subject to these Terms of Use ("Terms") by SVB Financial Group, headquartered at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054 ("SVB"). As used in these Terms, "Site" means the entirety of this Web site including all content, services, information, and any portions thereof. These Terms are a legal agreement and your use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein and SVB’s Privacy Policy incorporated herein by reference, which describes what information we collect, how we use and with whom we share your information, and how we protect your information. If you do not agree to these Terms or the Privacy Policy, you may not use this Site.

    SVB reserves the right to withdraw or amend this Site, and any service or material provided on the Site, in SVB’s sole discretion without notice. SVB will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, SVB may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users, including registered users.

    1. The Site and Online Conduct

    This Site provides information about SVB products and services, news, and other content from SVB and third parties. Portions of the Site may also allow users to communicate or share information with SVB or others. You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. When using this Site, you understand and agree that:

    • You will only use this Site as intended, and will not use this Site in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation;
    • You will not disrupt, interfere, infect, or alter (or attempt to do any of the foregoing) the Site in any way;
    • While using any forums or other social networking tools, you will conduct yourself appropriately and communicate with other users professionally and respectfully;
    • You may not obstruct, remove, or otherwise alter any proprietary rights, compliance, or other notices that may be provided with the content or services on the Site;
    • You will ensure all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and comply with them; and
    • SVB may, at any time and for any reason, terminate or block your access to this Site, or remove or alter the Site (or any portion thereof).

    You may create an online user profile consisting of a username, password, and other information that you provide. It is a condition of your use of the Site that all the information you provide on the Site is correct, current and complete. Any personal information you provide will be subject to SVB's Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions SVB takes with respect to your information consistent with SVB’s Privacy Policy.

    You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of your usernames and passwords, and for any activity associated with your online user profile. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. In the event that your username and password are compromised or you are aware of any unauthorized activity being conducted with your user credentials, you agree to immediately notify your SVB relationship manager or SVB.

    1. Banking & Financial Products

    The Site may provide information regarding various banking and other financial products and services – including but not limited to deposit or financing products, credit lines, financial management or consulting – offered by SVB or SVB Affiliates (collectively, "Financial Services"). While these Terms will govern your use of this Site, separate agreements will govern provision of Financial Services. You understand and agree that the terms and conditions of these other agreements for Financial Services solely govern your use of such Financial Services – these Terms shall only govern your use of this Site.

    1. Intellectual Property

    You understand and agree that SVB or its licensors hold all right, title, and interest to the Site and all intellectual property, material, content, features, or services provided through the Site, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof. The foregoing applies regardless of (i) the form of intellectual property, (ii) how it was provided to you, or (iii) your geolocation.

    You understand and agree that you may only use the content available on this Site as provided to you through the Site, unless otherwise expressly provided by SVB. You may not copy, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, reverse engineer, alter, or decompile any content or intellectual property contained in or provided through this Site without SVB's prior written consent.

    If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Site in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at SVB’s option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. Any use of the Site not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

    SVB maintains trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other branding material for its various organizations, products, and services, and has a strong interest in maintaining the integrity of its intellectual property and brand. You understand and agree that you will not use any SVB trade or service marks, whether or not such marks are registered, without the prior written consent of SVB.

    1. Privacy

    The protection of your information privacy and security is important to SVB. SVB complies with and is examined on its compliance with various government regulations regarding the provision of Financial Services, including the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act rules on safeguarding and privacy. SVB maintains a written information security program based on international standards that is monitored by SVB's Security office.

    Please review SVB's Privacy Policy to better understand how we collect, protect, and use your information.

    Additionally, SVB may collect and use information about general use of this Site to improve your experience, and better provide products and services. This may involve the use of cookies, which may be disabled through your Web browser.

    1. Links to Third-Party Sites

    This Site may contain links to third-party sites, including some operated by our business partners or clients. You understand and agree that SVB has no control over these third-party sites, and that SVB is not liable for any damages, losses, or expenses that you may incur while using third-party sites. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. You further understand and agree that any links, references, logos, or news relating to third parties does not constitute an endorsement of, an advertisement for, or partnership with any such third party.

    1. Additional Terms and Conditions

    SVB may host additional Web sites (or portions of this Site) or allow you to access additional services or content, some of which may be provided by third parties. These sites, services, and content may be subject to additional or modified terms and conditions. Any such additional terms and conditions will be provided or made available to you prior to or when accessing these sites, services, or content; and may be provided to you through a hyperlink, a click-through agreement, or other similar means. As with this Site, your use of other SVB Web sites, services, or content will constitute your continued acceptance of any additional or modified terms and conditions.

    1. User-Provided Content

    While using the Site, you may be asked to and may provide to feedback, commentary, information, or other content (collectively, "User-Provided Content") to SVB and other users. Any User-Provided Content you provide to SVB will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You grant to SVB a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, display, and distribute any User-Provided Content provided through this Site; and acknowledge and warrant that you have the right and authority to provide such license to SVB. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User-Provided Content you submit or contribute, and you, not SVB, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. SVB is not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User-Provided Content posted by you or any other user of the Site. SVB has the right to disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

    1. Termination of these Terms

    These Terms will continue until either party chooses to terminate them. This may be done by you at any time upon (1) receipt by SVB of written notice of your termination and (2) your ceasing to use and access the Site immediately; and may be done by SVB upon notice to you. If you access or use the Site after providing notice to SVB, you are assenting to these Terms anew. Termination of these Terms by either shall terminate any rights you may have to use any content provided through this Site; however, termination of these Terms shall not affect your rights to access and use Financial Services. Further, any licenses provided to SVB to use User Generated Content shall remain in effect unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the parties. Provision and termination of Financial Services are governed by separate agreements between you and SVB. Provision and termination of other online services may be governed by separate agreements, as provided in Section 6.

    1. EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE

    You understand that SVB cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or this Site will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to SVB’s Site for any reconstruction of any loss data. SVB WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY SITE LINKED TO IT.

    SVB DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE SOLELY FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES. USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. FURTHER, SVB DOES NOT WARRANT AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS THAT THIS SITE (OR ANY PORTION THEREOF) WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS; WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE FROM ERROR; OR WILL INFORMATION THAT IS CURRENT, ACCURATE, OR SHOULD BE RELIED UPON. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

    WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGIONG BUT FOR CLARIFICATION, ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED IN SEPARATE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN YOU AND SVB INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE GOVERNING ANY WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, INDEMNITIES, OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY RELATED TO FINANCIAL SERVICES.

    1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

    IN NO EVENT WILL SVB, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, PERSONNEL, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY AND HOWEVER IT MAY BE CAUSED, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATIONAL HARM, DATA LOSS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES. THIS LIMITATION INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGE OR HARM CAUSED BY INACCURACY OF THE DATA OR SERVICES PROVIDED (OR YOUR RELIANCE ON SUCH DATA OR SERVICES), CHANGES TO THE SITE, PERMANENT REMOVAL OF CONTENT FROM THE SITE (INCLUDING USER-PROVIDED CONTENT), OR BREACHES OF THESE TERMS BY YOU. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

    1. INDEMNIFICATION

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SVB, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of the Site, including, but not limited to, your User-Provided Content, any use of the Site's content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms or your use of any information obtained from the Site.

    1. Changes to the Terms, other SVB sites

    SVB may, from time to time, change these Terms with or without notice to you. It is your responsibility to review the most current version of these Terms prior to use of the Site. All changes are effective immediately when posted and apply to all access to and use of the Site thereafter. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes.

    1. SVB Financial Group Entities

    You understand and agree that all members of SVB Financial Group are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms. This includes Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Asset Management, SVB Securities, SVB Analytics, and SVB Global, SVB Capital, and each of their affiliate organizations. As such, any SVB Financial Group entity or member organization (collectively, "SVB Affiliates") any rights provided herein also inure to the benefit of SVB Affiliates, and any SVB Affiliate may rely upon these Terms and enforce any rights provided to SVB herein.

    1. Linking to the Site

    You may link to SVB’s homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of associate, approval or endorsement on SVB’s part without SVB’s express written consent. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized linking immediately to cease. SVB reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

    1. General Legal Terms

    These Terms and your use of this Site are subject by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute arising from or related to these terms may only be brought in the courts located in Santa Clara County, California. Although you may access this Site in other states or countries, your use of this Site still subjects you to the exclusive jurisdiction of these courts. These Terms are provided to you in any language other than English are for your convenience only; the English-language version will govern use of this Site.

    SVB may occasionally provide you notices about changes to this Site, including the services and content provided in it. Such notices may be provided via email, standard mail, or through the Site.

    You also understand and agree no waiver of by SVB of any term or condition set forth in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of SVB or any SVB Affiliates to enforce their rights under these Terms or at law will not be considered a waiver of such rights.

    If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.

    These Terms and the SVB Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and SVB regarding your access and use of the Site, and may be modified or changed only upon separate written agreement provided by SVB. These Terms supersede any previous terms, conditions, or agreements of the parties regarding the use of the Site. Other SVB Web sites may provide changes or additions to these Terms.

    1. Compliance Notes

    Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

    SVB Analytics is a member of SVB Financial Group and a non-bank affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Analytics does not provide tax, investment or legal advice. Please consult your tax, legal or investment advisors for such guidance.

    SVB Asset Management, a registered investment advisor, is a non-bank affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank and a member of SVB Financial Group.

    SVB Capital is a division of SVB Financial Group.

    SVB Securities is a non-bank affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank and a member of SVB Financial Group. Member FINRA and SIPC.

    All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Site should be directed to Site Feedback.

     

    Revised 01.01.17.

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