ICIS Terms and Conditions - US

  1. General
  2. License Terms and Use Restrictions
  3. Intellectual Property Rights
  4. Verification and Audit
  5. Subscriber’s Equipment
  6. Availability of ICIS Services
  7. Limitations on Liability
  8. Suspension and Termination
  9. Excel Plug-In
  10. Revisions

1. General 

1.1. These terms and conditions apply to the use by an individual, institutional or corporate subscriber (‘Subscriber’) of the data, software tools, information and editorial content (‘Licensed Materials’) contained in the ICIS products and services (‘ICIS Services’) specified in an order form agreed by ICIS and the Subscriber (‘Order Form’).  They will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of New York.

1.2. Delivery of Licensed Materials will be by the delivery methods and/or media set out in the Order Form.  

1.3 Provision of ICIS Services is conditional on payment by the Subscriber of all amounts set out in the Order Form.

1.4 RELX Group and the RE symbol are trade marks of RELX Intellectual Properties SA, used under license.

2. License Terms and Use Restrictions 

2.1 Subscribers will be given access to ICIS Services on a Per User License, a Site or Multisite License, an Enterprise License or a Function License (each a ‘License’) as stated on the Order Form and more specifically described in these terms and conditions.  All Licenses are personal to the Subscriber named on the Order Form and may not be assigned or transferred.  Except where specifically provided otherwise, sections 2.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of these terms and conditions apply to all Licenses.

Per User License; this license permits a single individual to access the ICIS Services and to use the Licensed Materials in the course of the Subscriber’s normal business. Where the License is specified on the Order Form to be Read Only use of the Licensed Materials is limited to use on a read-only basis  to monitor the markets and section 3.3 of these terms and conditions does not apply. The Subscriber; (i) shall obtain the prior written consent of ICIS to any additional individual(s) being granted access to the ICIS Services; and (ii) shall promptly notify ICIS of any other changes to the individuals identified in the Order Form.

Site or Multisite License; this license permits all the Subscriber’s employees and/or other workers normally located at the physical site(s) specified on the Order Form to access the ICIS Services and to use the Licensed Materials in the course of the Subscriber’s normal business.

Enterprise License; this license permits all the employees and/or other workers of the Subscriber Group to access the ICIS Services and to use the Licensed Materials in the course of the Subscriber Group’s normal business. The addition of Affiliates to the Subscriber Group is subject to the prior written consent of ICIS.  References in these terms and conditions to Subscriber includes the Subscriber Group provided that the Subscriber will be liable for acts and omissions of Affiliates as though such acts and/or omissions were the Subscriber’s own.

Function License; this license permits all the Subscriber’s employees and/or other workers engaged in the Subscriber’s business functions specified on the Order Form to access the ICIS Services and to use the Licensed Materials in the course of providing that function to the Subscriber or the Subscriber’s Group as specified on the Order Form.

2.2 In these terms and conditions;

“Affiliate” in respect of a corporate entity means any other corporate entity which directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such entity and the term “control” (including the terms “controlled by” and “under common control with”) in relation to an entity means the ownership of 51%or more of the voting securities in that entity;

“Authorised User(s)” means; (i) Per User Licence - the named individual(s) identified in the Order Form;  (ii) Site License - all the Subscriber’s employees and/or other workers normally located at the physical site(s) specified on the Order Form; (iii) Enterprise Licence - all employees and other workers in the Subscriber Group; and (iv) Function License – all employees and other workers of the Subscriber or Subscriber Group (as applicable) who carry out the function specified in the Order form for the Subscriber or Subscriber Group (as applicable).

“Derived Materials” means materials created by or on behalf of the Subscriber incorporating the Licensed Materials in combination with other information and/or data;

“Subscriber Group” means a corporate subscriber and its Affiliates as at the date of the Order Form;

“Unauthorised” in relation to a person means any person other than a Subscriber or any other person within or outside a Subscriber Group who is neither a Subscriber nor an Authorised User but excludes administrative and support staff who provide technical and other support services to a Subscriber or Authorised Users but do not otherwise use the Licensed Materials.

2.3Passwords are for the personal use of the individual to whom they are issued and may not be made available to others for the purpose of using the ICIS Services. If ICIS  suspects that a password is being used by an Unauthorised person it may cancel the password.

3. Intellectual Property Rights 

3.1. All intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyright and database rights, in the ICIS Services and the Licensed Materials are and remain the property of Reed Business Information Inc and its Affiliates.

3.2 Subscribers and Authorised Users acquire no proprietary rights in the ICIS Services or the Licensed Materials. and except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions may not use the ICIS Service or the Licensed Materials in any way that infringes the intellectual property rights in them.  In particular Subscribers and Authorised Users may not; (i) make the ICIS Service or any part of the Licensed Materials available to Unauthorised persons; (ii) re-sell the ICIS Service or any part of the Licensed Materials to others; or (iii) obscure or remove any copyright notices that appear on Licensed Materials extracted from the ICIS  Service.

3.3 Subscribers and Authorised Users may within the terms of the applicable License create Derived Data and use such Derived Data in the course of the Subscriber’s business provided that; (i) the Subscriber acknowledges ICIS as a data source in relation to all Derived Data; and (ii) the Subscriber does not use or authorise the use of Derived Data in products or services that are competitive with the ICIS Services.

3.4 ICIS agrees to indemnify and hold Subscriber harmless from any action based upon a third party’s claim of infringement asserted against Subscriber in relation to Licensed Materials (a ‘Claim’), provided: (i) Licensed Materials are used in accordance with these terms and conditions; (ii) ICIS is given prompt, written notice of any Claim; (iii) ICIS is given the right to control and direct the defense and/or settlement of each Claim; and (iv) Subscriber reasonably cooperates with ICIS, at ICIS’s expense, in connection with the foregoing and makes no admission or offer of settlement without the prior written consent of ICIS. This indemnity does not extend to any modifications to the Licensed Materials by Subscriber where; (i) the modification is the cause of the Claim; or (ii) Subscriber’s use of the Licensed Materials in combination with any other data or material not furnished or authorized by ICIS where such combination is the cause of the Claim.

4. Verification and Audit 

4.1. The Subscriber shall, within 7 days of a written request from ICIS provide; (i) a list of all individuals who have access to the Licensed Materials; or (ii) a certificate signed by an officer of the Subscriber confirming that the Subscriber has complied in all material respects with these terms and specifically that the Licensed Materials have not been distributed or transmitted, in any form, to any Unauthorised person.

4.2. ICIS or any other person authorised by ICIS shall have the right, after giving written notice of ten clear days, to enter the Subscriber’s premises during normal business hours and inspect the Subscriber’s records relating to the use and distribution of the Licensed Materials.  ICIS shall treat as confidential all information relating to the Subscriber’s business that it acquires in the course of such an inspection. ICIS shall not exercise this right of inspection more than once in each calendar year.

4.3. If an audit performed by ICIS under section 4.2 reveals that the Subscriber is in breach of these terms and conditions the Subscriber will reimburse ICIS (i) the reasonable cost incurred by ICIS in performing the audit;  (ii) all fees payable in relation to any Unauthorised person revealed by the audit as having access to the ICIS Services or the Licensed Materials; and (iii) interest on the above amounts from the date they become payable until the date of payment at the highest rate permitted by applicable law.

4.4. The rights of ICIS under this section shall continue for the term of the subscription and for 12 months thereafter.

5. Subscriber’s Equipment 

It is the Subscriber’s responsibility to ensure that it has the equipment necessary to access the ICIS Services and receive the Licensed Materials.

6. Availability of ICIS Services 

ICIS shall use all reasonable endeavours in accordance with good industry practice to ensure that ICIS Services are available to Subscribers and Authorised Users excluding downtime for regular or emergency maintenance which shall be kept to a minimum. Time is not of the essence in respect to the delivery of any particular ICIS Service or Licensed Materials and ICIS’s sole obligation is to effect such delivery as soon as is practically possible.

7. Limitations on Liability 

7.1 ICIS warrants that it has the right to license the Licensed Materials to Subscriber. To the maximum extent allowed by applicable law, in regard to the Licensed Materials as provided, ICIS expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied, written or oral, including without limitation any warranty regarding correctness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not be liable to Subscriber for any loss or injury arising out of or caused in whole or part by use of the same or any act or omission of ICIS in procuring, compiling or delivering the same or in otherwise performing any obligation hereunder.


7.3       ICIS’s liability to Subscriber shall be limited to the amounts actually paid by Subscriber  for the ICIS Services during the term of the relevant Order Form for the period in which the claim arose. The limitations in this Section do not apply to the liability of ICIS for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or its employees or agents, or to its indemnity obligations.

8. Suspension and Termination 

8.1 ICIS may without notice and without compensation suspend access to any ICIS Service by a Subscriber and/or one or more Authorised Users if; (i) the Subscriber is in default of its payment obligations; (ii) ICIS has reasonable grounds to suspect the Subscriber or such Authorised User (s) to be in breach of these terms and conditions; or (iii) Subscriber or any Affiliate is listed on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Denied Persons List, Entity List or on the Treasury Department’s List of Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons or any other list of any such departments of sanctioned persons and entities.

8.2  ICIS may withdraw any ICIS Service by giving the Subscriber thirty (30) days written notice expiring at any time and a refund for the remainder of the relevant subscription period on a pro rata basis of the subscription fee already paid by the Subscriber.

8.3. On expiry of a subscription without renewal, or on termination of a subscription for any reason during the subscription term, the Subscriber shall cease all use of the Licensed Materials immediately.

8.4. Expiry or termination of a subscription shall be without prejudice to the accrued rights and obligations of the parties and, in particular, sections 3, 4 and 7 shall survive termination for whatever reason.

9. Excel Plug-in 

Excel Plug-in effective 1st December 2015

This ICIS Excel Plug-In is made available to you for the sole purpose of using and accessing the data and information made available to you under the terms of your subscription service with ICIS (“ICIS Terms”). All use and access of the data and information as well as this ICIS Excel Plug-In shall be governed by the ICIS Terms.

Unless otherwise authorised in the applicable ICIS Terms, each Authorised User (as defined in the applicable ICIS Terms) may use and access the ICIS Excel Plug-In on a single  computer / tablet / mobile phone at any one time. You shall be responsible for ensuring that you have the hardware and software necessary to use and access the ICIS Excel Plug-In.

You may not:

(a) cause or permit unauthorized copying, reproduction or disclosure of any portion of the ICIS Excel Plug-In, or the delivery or distribution of any part thereof to any third party;

(b) sell, license, sublicense, distribute, lease or otherwise transfer or allow the transfer of the ICIS Excel Plug-In, or any backup copy, to any third party;

(c) modify or create derivative works of the ICIS Excel Plug-In or separate the ICIS Excel Plug-In’s component parts for use on more than one device; or

(d) attempt to decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the ICIS Excel Plug-In, or otherwise attempt to:

(i) derive source code or underlying ideas, algorithms, structure or organization from the ICIS Excel Plug-In or

(ii) defeat, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate or otherwise circumvent any software protection mechanisms in the ICIS Excel Plug-In, including without limitation any such mechanism used to restrict or control the functionality of the ICIS Excel Plug-In or

(iii) directly call or otherwise exploit the Excel Plug-In to RBI communications protocols other than via the Excel Plug-In.

You understand that the ICIS Excel Plug-In may collect, categorize and store anonymous data related to program errors and use for purposes of providing technical support, analysing errors and product improvements.

The ICIS Excel Plug-In is provided by ICIS on an ‘as is’ basis and may be changed, updated and/or upgraded from time to time. ICIS excludes to the extent permitted by law all implied warranties including but not limited to warranties relating to fitness for a particular purpose.


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