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The information contained on this site does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the sale of any security or any other product or service from NFJ Investment Group, LLC (“NFJ”) or Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (“Virtus Investment Partners”) or its subsidiaries (collectively, “Virtus”).
No information that we are providing on this site shall be considered to be or is advice on which you may rely as the primary basis for your investment decisions. You need to make your own decisions, with whatever third-party advice you wish to obtain, and you are not authorized to rely on any information provided on this site as advice that is a primary basis for your decisions. NFJ and Virtus make no representation that the securities or services described on this site are suitable for any specific investor or type of investor. NFJ and Virtus expressly confirm, and by proceeding to use this site you acknowledge, that neither NFJ nor Virtus has made or is making a recommendation, or has provided or is providing investment advice of any kind whatsoever (whether impartial or otherwise), or is giving any advice in a fiduciary capacity, in connection with your use of this site in reaching any decision you may make to invest in any products or otherwise proceed with us. Further, if you engage or have engaged NFJ or any of its affiliates to serve as your investment adviser, by proceeding to use this site you acknowledge that your use of this site is outside the scope of that relationship, and that making the contents of this site available does not constitute the provision of advice to you by such investment adviser.
By proceeding to use this site, you agree not to hold NFJ, any of its affiliates, or its third party content providers liable for any possible claim for damages arising from any decision you make based on information made available to you through this site.
Restrictions on Use
Your use of the materials on this site, including content, documents, products, software, graphics and text, and all software, design, programming techniques and documentation used to operate and support the site, is subject to these terms. You may download material displayed on this site to your computer and you may print, email, or distribute copies of the information contained on this site, provided you do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices contained on the materials. Except as authorized in writing by NFJ or Virtus Investment Partners, no materials from this site or any website owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by NFJ or Virtus may be reproduced, republished, posted, or hyperlinked.
Where We Are Authorized to Conduct Business
The services and products described and information provided through this site are directed to and are intended to be made available only to persons in the United States and are not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any other country or any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or that would subject the funds supported by NFJ or Virtus, to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Persons who access this site do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations.
Modification of this Site and Materials
NFJ may, at any time and for any reason, stop making this site available and/or remove and discard any materials within it. Further, neither NFJ nor Virtus shall be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the site.
This site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. NFJ and Virtus have no control over such sites and resources, are not responsible for their availability, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from them. Neither NFJ nor Virtus shall be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of such sites or resources. Your use of such sites or resources shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth by them.
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All rights, title and interests in and to the site and its materials, including, but not limited to, all patent rights, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, site marks, and other inherent proprietary rights, are retained by NFJ or its licensors. Except as expressly authorized by NFJ or Virtus Investment Partners, you agree not to make, copy, display, modify, rent, lease, license, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works of the site or its materials in whole or in part. Any modification of the site or its materials for any purpose is in violation of these terms.
The names NFJ Investment Group, LLC and Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. and logo marks are trademarks and service marks of the respective firm and may not be displayed or otherwise used in any manner without the prior written consent of the respective firm. All other trademarks not owned by Virtus that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners.
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Without limitation of the foregoing, NFJ and Virtus make no warranty that (i) the site will meet your requirements; (ii) the site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from use of the site will be accurate or reliable; (iv) the quality of any products, sites, information, or other material obtained by you through the site will meet your expectations; or (v) any errors in the site will be corrected.
Any material viewed, downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the site is done solely at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the viewing or download of any such material.
No information provided to you through this site shall be the basis for any warranty between you and NFJ or you and Virtus.
Limitations of Liability
NFJ, Virtus, and their officers, directors, employees, consultants, and contractors shall not be liable for any damages, losses, costs or injuries suffered as a result of or in relation to this site or its materials, your use of either of the foregoing, or your breach of these terms or restrictions. In no event shall NFJ or Virtus be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, loss of sales, business, revenue, profit, use, data, or other economic advantage), however it arises, whether for breach of contract or in tort, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall NFJ, Virtus, or their affiliates be liable to you for damages in an amount greater than $50 in the aggregate.
You shall indemnify, defend and hold NFJ and Virtus harmless from and against all claims, actions, liabilities, damages, losses, debts, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or relating to (i) your use or modification of this site or its materials; (ii) any information content or materials submitted or provided by you; or (iii) your breach of any of these terms or restrictions.
To avoid any misunderstandings as to ownership or compensation, this site should not be used to submit ideas, suggestions or materials (collectively, submissions) to NFJ or Virtus. Employees, consultants and other representatives of Virtus have many creative ideas of their own, some of which may be similar to your submissions. In addition, while you may believe that your submissions are novel or unique, it is possible that they are otherwise known by NFJ or Virtus or within the financial or other industries. If, despite our request, you submit any submissions to either firm via this site, such submissions shall become our property and you hereby assign to NFJ or Virtus Investment Partners, without further consideration, all of your rights, title and interests in and to the same, including, without limitation, any pertinent copyright, trade secret, patent and any other intellectual property rights. Any additional or different terms of ownership or use submitted by you in connection with any such submission shall be void. In addition, neither NFJ nor Virtus I shall be under any obligation of confidentiality with respect to any such submission and shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of the same.
Copyright and Copyright Agents
NFJ and Virtus respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
- Your address, telephone number and email address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
The Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site is:
Virtus Investment Partners
One Financial Plaza, 26th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
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