Terms of Service for members and visitors to Vegan Finance
Vegan Finance LLC, will hereinafter be referred to as ‘VF’.
Welcome to the terms and conditions for www.veganfinance.org. These terms and conditions explain your rights and obligations which apply to both members and all visitors to the site. Please read them carefully as your continued use of this website indicates that you accept these terms and conditions.
Please note we are not financial advisors, thus we do not recommend to buy, sell, or hold any particular security. Our work is to provide enough significant information on vegan, animal and environmental topics for you to identify vegan leaders and allocate vegan industries in your portfolio.
Any free membership includes full access to our ratings, analysis and reports. According to the membership’s level, the following additional services are offered.
- for the investors level and upper levels, on the members’ demand we provide additional explanations on the published ratings and analysis. The explanations can be given by email or phone within a reasonable delay (from one to five working days usually). The explanations may include complementary or new information that are not published on the website.
- for publicly rated companies, in addition to explanations, we provide the following services:
- Priority in the rating and analysis of the member’s company compared to non-members within the same industry or peer group
- The member will receive the results of its ratings and analysis before publication for comments
- Tailored exchanges before, during and after evaluation and during all the membership period
- Faster maintenance for all new material data that is significant to the member’s scoring and rating
- A predefined number of days of on-site or off-site consultancy to improve the member’s procedures, products and services to become more vegan and animal compliant or friendly by researching and proposing alternatives, substitutive and innovative methods. The travel expenses are not included, the days of consultancy are fractionable or usable in a row. The days of consultancy are not reportable from one period (e.g. year) to another.
The fees and number of consultancy days depend on the membership level, which depends on the company’s market capitalization known from the latest annual report (e.g. US SEC filling 10-K or 20-F).
Please note that the membership fees do not influence on the score, neither on the rating, nor on the analysis quality. Our transparent methodology online published ensures fairness in the scores and ratings that are comparable because specific to an industry or peer group.
The membership fees pay for additional services: more insights, faster information, consultancy days to surface key leverages to enhance financial returns through non-financial animal-friendly procedures and vegan innovations.
For all paying membership, the expiration date is one year after subscription.
For free membership, the expiration date is the one defined at subscription.
We may send renewal reminders to you letting you know when this will happen and inviting you to renew (e.g. 7 days prior to expiration date). Where no renewal payment is made, access will automatically expire at the end of the membership period.
If you have a valid, current, paid-up membership and, for some reason, you are unable to access these facilities please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
VF reserves the right to refuse any member for any reason.
Members agree to receive regular marketing emails from VF exclusively. VF will not share your email address with any other organization without first asking for and gaining your express consent.
VF reserves the right to make modifications and improvements to the said services and notice of substantial changes will be supplied to members.
The website www.veganfinance.org may be used 24 hours a day and seven days a week. However, due to the inherent hazards of electronic distribution and the internet, there may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in accessing the website. If www.veganfinance.org becomes unavailable for any reason, users can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The account owner is responsible for the confidentiality and use of any user name and password and all activity and under the user name and password.
The information contained in www.veganfinance.org is the property of VF and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.
VF grants to users a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the information in www.veganfinance.org for personal purposes.
Users may therefore:
- Display information retrieved from www.veganfinance.org on the screen of a terminal.
- Print a copy of information retrieved from www.veganfinance.org. Any printouts using or referencing content from www.veganfinance.org shall contain the following copyright notice: “Copyright of Vegan Finance LLC”, and you may not delete or alter the copyright notice included on any file.
Users agree not to reproduce, retransmit, photocopy, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate information taken from www.veganfinance.org to anyone else without the express prior written consent of VF.
Specifically, users may not publish in any form:
a) the text of reports
b) ratings, summaries, tables or analyses of ratings
without the express prior written permission of VF.
Users are also expressly prohibited from using or permitting the use of the information to prepare an original database or a comparison to other databases that are sold, rented, published in many manners to a third party.
VF reserves the right to monitor your use of the service to ensure compliance with this Agreement. If such monitoring indicates that you are not in compliance with this Agreement then VF reserves the right to take such action as it deems necessary, including but not limited to, suspension or termination of the account. Systematic access or extraction of content from www.veganfinance.org, including the use of ‘bots’ or ‘spiders’, is prohibited.
While VF makes reasonable efforts to ensure that there are no substantial inaccuracies or defects in the information comprised within the services or in the software used to make the services available, it makes no representations or warranties expressed or implied including but not limited as to the accuracy, completeness, currentness, non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness of the services for any purpose whatsoever.
Neither VF nor its agents shall be liable to the member or anyone else for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by its negligence of contingencies beyond its control in procuring, compiling, interpreting, reporting or delivering the information in www.veganfinance.org.
In no event will VF or its agents be liable to the member or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by the member or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by the member in reliance on such information, or for direct, consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Members and users agree that the liability of VF and its agents, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way connected with the information contained within www.veganfinance.org, shall not exceed the amount the member paid to VF for access to the service.
GENERAL / OTHER
Access to the service for a public, academic or commercial library is intended for in-library use only. The member agrees to make reasonable efforts to inform authorized users that they may not systematically reproduce, photocopy, distribute or disseminate information taken from www.veganfinance.org for any commercial purpose.
Should the user or member be in breach of any of the conditions contained herein, and having been notified of such breach failed to remedy same VF may summarily terminate this agreement without compensation.
The member may not assign rights hereunder to a third party without the consent in writing of VF.
The rights and duties of the parties shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.
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