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The Economist and The Economist online are trading names of The Economist, which includes the following for the purpose of these Terms:

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These Terms were last updated on 24th March 2017.

Intellectual Property

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Use of Economist Content

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You may retrieve and display Economist Content from the Site on a computer screen or mobile device, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on your computer or mobile device for your personal, non-commercial use. Except as expressly permitted above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any Economist Content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of the restrictions in the previous sentence, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from The Economist:

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Each registration and subscription is for the personal use of the registered user or subscriber only. You may not share your log-in details or password with any other person. You may not share or transfer your subscription. The Economist does not allow multiple users (networked or otherwise) to access the Site through a single name and password and may cancel or suspend your access to the Site if you do this, or breach any of these Terms without further obligation to you.

User-Created Content 

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Although we endeavour to ensure the high quality and accuracy of the Site, The Economist makes no warranty, express or implied concerning Economist Content, the Site or any software that are made available through the Site (the ” Services”), which are provided “as is”. The Economist expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and warranties of merchantability. In no event will The Economist, its affiliates, agents, suppliers or licensors be liable for indirect, special, incidental, and/or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) that may arise directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the Services, even if The Economist has been advised of the possibility that such damages may arise. The Economist does not guarantee the accuracy, content, or timeliness of the Services or that they are free from viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties.

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The Economist, its affiliates and its information providers will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of the Economist Content that may result directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its or their reasonable control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labour problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.

Miscellaneous

Additional Terms apply to your use of Economist Content.

Changes to these Terms. The Economist may, in its discretion, change these Terms (including those that relate to your use of the Site, Digital Applications and/or Economist Content). Whenever the Terms are changed, The Economist will notify you by e-mail or by publishing the revised terms on the website. If you use the Site and/or a Digital Application after The Economist has published or notified you of the changes, you are agreeing to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by those changes, you should not use the Site or a Digital Application any further after they are published. Access to certain the Economist Content may be subject to additional terms and conditions.

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Whole Agreement. Save as expressly referred to herein, any representation, warranty, term or condition not expressly set out in these Terms shall not apply.

Headings. Headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal meaning or effect, nor shall they be taken into account in interpreting these Terms.

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These rights of termination are in addition to all other rights and remedies available to The Economist under these Terms or by law.

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