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Customer Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the websites operated by SNL Financial LC (“SNL”) and its affiliates (“Websites”). This Policy explains how we collect and protect your personal information on our Websites. Except as indicated herein, we will not sell, share, license, trade, or rent your personal information to others. For purposes of this Policy, "we", "us", and "our" means all SNL affiliates.

This Policy represents our current data collection and usage practices. SNL also adheres to a self-regulatory program that complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information about the Safe Harbor Program, please go to http://www.export.gov/safeharbor. SNL Financial will from time to time review and revise these practices. We will post any changes to this Policy here. Please refer to this Policy on a regular basis. Use of our Websites or any of the products or services provided on our Websites, indicates your agreement to the terms of this Policy.

This Policy applies only to information collected by our Websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites that are operated or owned by third parties.

Collection of Personal Data
Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you, (e.g., your name, email address, business address, or phone number ("Personal Data"). We request Personal Data from you when you register on any of our Websites. The registration process requests that you provide your name, business email address, business address, business phone number, and company affiliation, and agree to the terms of use agreement presented at the time of registration. In addition to information collected during registration, we may collect Personal Data knowingly provided by you in emails to our Websites, online forms, order and registration forms and surveys.

In each of these cases, we collect Personal Data from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us.

You do not have to provide us with any Personal Data to visit our Websites. If you choose to withhold requested information, however, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Websites.

Collection of Nonpersonal Data
In addition to Personal Data, we may collect and/or track information that by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you, (e.g., demographic information (like age, profession or gender), domain names, computer type, browser types, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Websites ("Nonpersonal Data"). We use Nonpersonal Data to help us understand who uses our Websites and to improve and market our Websites.

Tracking Tools
We use certain internet technologies such as "cookies", "action keys" and "web bugs," among others (collectively, "Tracking Tools") to assist individual users in their use of the Websites. Tracking tools are files or tools that are placed on your computer in order to identify your Web browser and the activities of your computer on our Websites. By using our Websites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies and other Tracking Tools on your device.

When you visit a Website, we may recognize you by a Tracking Tool and customize your use of that particular Website accordingly (e.g., once you have registered, a cookie will be used to avoid asking you to register again). The information obtained from using these technologies is not sold or otherwise made available to third parties.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent - although if you refuse cookies some parts of the service may not function properly.

Use of Personal Data Collected
We will use Personal Data that we collect solely for our internal use, including for statistical analysis of users' behavior, for product development, for content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of our Websites. Nonpersonal Data may be used for internal purposes such as researching and identifying market segments and needs. We will not disclose to third parties any of your Personal Data, except (i) to the extent necessary to comply with Legal or regulatory requirements, (ii) with your express permission, and (iii) to preserve our legal rights in the Website content. Please note that we may, in our sole discretion, transfer such information (i) among our affiliated companies, wherever such affiliates are located, including outside of the European Economic Area, (ii) to successors, or potential successors, to the relevant business or (iii) to independent contractors we engage to assist with or perform any of the foregoing activities. In addition, we may, in our sole discretion, use Personal Data to contact you regarding (i) your account status and changes to the subscriber agreement, (ii) this Policy, (iii) any other policies, agreements or transactions relevant to your use of the Websites and (iv) marketing to you products and services which we believe may be of interest to you.

Links
Each Website may contain links to other internet websites. We do not endorse, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices or the content of these web sites.

Security Measures
We have established reasonable precautions to protect collected Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, which include contractual, administrative, physical, and technical steps. Technical measures include use of firewall protection and encryption technology where appropriate. Please note that while we have endeavored to create a secure and reliable site for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from us via the Websites or e-mail cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.

Dispute Resolution
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this policy shall be determined by arbitration administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (a division of the American Arbitration Association) in accordance with its International Arbitration Rules. The number of arbitrators shall be one (1) and the language of the arbitration shall be English.

Contact Information
The Data Controller for this website is either SNL Financial, LC or one of its affiliates.

Questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy and data protection practices should be addressed to:

Rick Wilkes, Director of Marketing, SNL Financial.
Email: rwilkes@snl.com
Address: One SNL Plaza, 212 7th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

BY USING OUR WEBSITES, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND OF US PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU SHOULD NOT USE OUR WEBSITES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR WEBSITES FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL MEAN THAT YOU ALSO ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES.