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The section titles in the TOS are used solely for the convenience of you and Bloomberg and have no legal or contractual significance.
If any provision of the TOS is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of the TOS will remain in force.
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The TOS and any other terms and conditions of service on this site, and its successor, constitute the entire agreement between you and Bloomberg Beta and govern your use of the Service.
You may not assign the TOS or the rights hereunder, including but not limited to, your license to access and use the Service, without the prior written consent of BLP. Bloomberg Beta may assign the TOS to an affiliate. You acknowledge and agree that Bloomberg Beta may delegate certain of its responsibilities, obligations, and duties under or in connection with the TOS to a third party or affiliate, which may discharge those responsibilities, obligations, and duties on behalf of Bloomberg Beta.
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1. Intellectual Property.
Upon linking to this Web site pursuant to the TOS, you will be granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free sub-license to use the BLOOMBERG mark owned by Bloomberg Finance L.P. or its licensors solely for providing an underlined, textual link from your Web site to BloombergBeta.com. No other use of Bloomberg's marks, names or logos is permitted without express written permission from Bloomberg Beta.
2. Restrictions on Linking to this Web Site.
Without limiting other provisions contained in our TOS, you may include a link(s) on your Web site to BloombergBeta.com's publicly accessible Web pages (i.e., any Web page which does not require a login and password and/or restrict access). You may not link to BloombergBeta.com any site containing an inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information that violates any applicable intellectual property, proprietary, privacy or publicity rights.
3. Restrictions on Framing Activities.
Bloomberg Beta is concerned about the integrity of this Web site when it is accessed in a manner solely determined by third parties or viewed in a setting solely created by third parties. Specifically, Bloomberg Beta is concerned with activities such as bringing up or presenting content of this Web site within another Web site ("framing"). In this regard, without limiting the provisions contained in our TOS, you may not frame any Web page from BloombergBeta.com, except with our express written permission. Further, you may not archive, cache, or mirror any BloombergBeta.com Web page or portions of a Web page. If you would like to use, reprint, frame, or redistribute any Bloomberg.com content other than as permitted herein, you must request permission from Bloomberg Beta by writing to email@example.com. Please include: (a) your name, e-mail address, and telephone number; (b) the name of your company; (c) the Web site address(es) where the proposed use will occur; and (d) specific details about the contemplated linking or framing activities, including the content or Web page(s) of this Web site which you would like to use.
For inquiries regarding this site's content, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. General Inquiries:
Please send general inquiries regarding intellectual property issues to email@example.com.
2. Copyright Agent for Copyright Infringement Claims (Digital Millennium Copyright Act):
The designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is: William Ried, Bloomberg L.P., 731 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022, telephone (212) 318-2000, facsimile: 917-522-2600, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Date: June 5, 2013
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Bloomberg Beta or a designated service provider collects personal information that you voluntarily provide on this Web site, which may include your name, address, e-mail address, etc. For example, Bloomberg Beta or a designated service provider collects personal information when you register on this Web site, request certain Bloomberg services or products, or submit the information to enter a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion. This information is used to provide you your requested service or product and to communicate with you.
Bloomberg Beta and the parties with whom we work (e.g., service providers, business partners) may place, view, and/or use "cookies," Web server logs, Web beacons, or other electronic tools to collect statistical and other information about your use of this Web site and other websites. This information may include information about the IP address of your computer, browser type, language, operating system, your mobile device, geo-location data, the state or country from which you accessed this Web site, the Web pages visited, the date and the time of a visit, and the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting this Web site.
Bloomberg Beta and the parties with whom we work may use the information collected for various reasons, either on behalf of Bloomberg or for the other parties’ own purposes, including research, analysis, to better serve visitors to this Web site (such as by enabling log-in, providing access to certain sections of this Web site, providing customized content, or presenting online advertising on this Web site or other websites tailored to your interests as described further below), to compile aggregate and anonymous information about usage of this Web site and other websites, other statistics, etc. However, if you have deleted and disabled cookies, these uses will not be possible to the extent they are based on cookie information.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Likewise, most mobile devices allow you to disable the ability for geo-location information to be collected from your mobile device. The help function on most browsers and mobile devices contains instructions on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies, disable cookies entirely, or disable the collection of geo-location data. You need to set each browser, on each device you use to surf the Web. Thus, if you use multiple browsers (e.g., AOL, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), you should repeat this procedure with each one. Similarly, if you connect to the Web from multiple devices (e.g., work and home), you need to set each browser on each device. However, if you disable cookies or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie, it is possible that some parts of this Web sitewill not function properly, and the advertising you receive when you visit this Web site may not be advertisements tailored to your interests.
Bloomberg adheres to the industry’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising located here. To "opt out" of advertising cookies placed by participating companies in the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising, and thereby limit the tracking of your online activity and the targeted advertising you receive, please click here. To "opt out" of advertising cookies placed by the Network Advertising Initiative’s ("NAI") online behavioral advertising member networks, and thereby limit the tracking of your online activity and the targeted advertising you receive, please click here. Note that even if you opt out of cookies placed by such member networks and participating companies, you will still receive online advertising.
Bloomberg Beta may use designated service providers to assist Bloomberg Beta with advertisement display functions and related analytics for this Web site.
Disclosure of Personal Information and Other Information
Bloomberg Beta may also disclose your personal and other information to unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (a) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (b) to produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (c) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of Bloomberg Beta or others; (d) to enforce any terms of service on this Web site; (e) to provide you and other users of this Web site with the services or products requested by you and/or the other users (including allowing a purchaser of Bloomberg Beta or a Bloomberg Beta division to continue to serve you), and to perform other activities related to such services and products, including billing and collection; (f) to provide you with special offers or promotions from Bloomberg that may be of interest to you; or (g) to operate Bloomberg Beta's systems properly.
The collection, further use, and/or disclosure of your information by Third-Party Providers or by other third parties is not the responsibility of Bloomberg Beta. Rather, such collection, use, and/or disclosure is governed by the third parties' privacy policies.
Accuracy and Security of Personal Information
Any personal information you provide to Bloomberg Beta is kept on secure servers. Bloomberg Beta uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures (a) to safeguard personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification; and (b) to ensure the integrity of the personal information. To help us protect your privacy, you should maintain the secrecy of the logon ID and password you may have set up in connection with your participation in this Web site's service.
Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information
Transfer of Personal Information To Other Countries
Links To Third-Party Websites
Bloomberg Beta may provide links to third-party websites, including social networking websites. Since we do not control third-party sites and are not responsible for any information you may provide while on such sites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on those websites before providing any of your information on such sites.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by Bloomberg Beta to its affiliates and/or third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email with your first name, last name, mailing address, email address and telephone number to email@example.com. Please include “California Privacy Rights” and "Bloomberg Beta" in the Subject line of your email. You may also make such a request by writing to us at the following address and including "Bloomberg Beta" in your request:
Bloomberg Beta L.P.
c/o Bloomberg L.P.
Attn: Legal Department
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022