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Financial Industry Networking Directory (FIND) Terms of Use

Last modified: October 23, 2019

The access and use of any information submission functions, content, materials, or services available on the Financial Industry Networking Directory (FIND)TM (“FIND” or the “FIND Service”) is conditioned upon the acceptance by you (“You” or “Your”), without modification, of these terms of use, and the terms and conditions displayed at https://www.finra.org/terms-of-use are incorporated herein by reference (collectively, "Terms of Use"). Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) reserves any rights, privileges, or immunities not expressly granted under these Terms of Use.

Acceptance of These Terms

These Terms of Use govern access and use of FIND. By accessing and using FIND, You certify that You have read and understand these Terms of Use. By agreeing to these Terms of Use on behalf of an organization, You represent that You have the authority of that organization to enter into these Terms of Use, and are at least 18 years of age. If You do not agree to these Terms of Use, You must opt out of the FIND Service and cease all use of the FIND Service. FINRA reserves the right to modify or discontinue the FIND Service with or without notice to You. FINRA will not be liable to You or any third party should it exercise its right to modify or discontinue the FIND Service.

Services

The Financial Industry Networking Directory (FIND) comprises of certain online services provided by FINRA, including but not limited to: (1) a directory of individuals who have opted into having their information distributed for recruiting purposes to financial services firms and companies; (2) materials to educate individuals about careers and the requirements for obtaining registration in the financial services industry; (3) services supporting individuals with recruitment and entry into the financial services industry; and (4) information distribution services to support financial services firms and companies with recruiting potential employees and contractors.

Copyright, Trademark, and Proprietary

FINRA reserves all intellectual property and proprietary rights in and to FIND. You acknowledge and agree that FINRA is the exclusive and rightful owner of, and shall retain all worldwide right, title, and interest in and to, all registered and unregistered, and any future registered, names, trademarks, trade dress, service marks, domain names, and logos, or any derivation thereof, and all goodwill therein, of FINRA and its affiliates ("Licensed Marks"). Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall serve to transfer to You any ownership or proprietary interest in the Licensed Marks. 

Permitted Uses

The FIND shall be used ONLY for Your own non-commercial personal use. You grant FINRA a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to reproduce and distribute any content or material posted on FIND while opted into the service.

In consideration for Your agreement to the Terms of Use, FINRA grants You a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to access and use FIND.

Rules of Conduct

You may NOT:

a. use  in violation of applicable laws or regulations;

b. develop or create a database of data using the FIND Service, except as expressly permitted by any other terms of use on the FIND Service;

c. use FIND in any unlawful, fraudulent, misleading, obscene, harmful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or hateful manner, that invades the privacy of any third party, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms of Use;

d. provide information to the Find Service that, to the best of Your knowledge, is untruthful, inaccurate, or out-of-date;

d. use statements that are bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive;

e. post material that contains obscene language or images;

f. use any process to monitor or copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, or transfer the FIND Service, or use any data mining, scraping, or harvesting tools (including robots), or any similar data gathering or extraction tools;

g. use any device, software, or routine to bypass any software or hardware that limits the volume or frequency of requests for the FIND Service;

h. attempt to interfere with the proper working of the FIND Service, including taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the FIND Service (including by making voluminous, excessive, or repetitive requests for data);

i. introduce a virus or other malware to the FIND Service;

j. use FIND or Licensed Marks in a manner that infringes, violates, or misappropriates FINRA’s, its affiliates’, or a third party’s intellectual property rights;

k. use FIND to disseminate unsolicited advertising or promotional material of any kind or that may be confused with communications of FINRA, its officers, or employees;

l. use FIND in a manner that implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by FINRA; or

m. use FIND in any manner that disparages FINRA or is otherwise threatening, vulgar, or inappropriate as FINRA determines, in its sole discretion.

FINRA reserves the right to suspend, terminate, or block Your access to FIND with or without notice to You, in the event that FINRA believes that You have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability

a. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE FIND SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITH ALL FAULTS AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE FIND SERVICE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, FINRA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, AND LICENSORS (THE “FINRA PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE FIND SERVICE AND YOUR USE THEREOF.

b. IN NO EVENT WILL THE FINRA PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS, OR PROFITS) OR FOR THE COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE USE OF THE FIND SERVICE, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT FINRA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THIS RESTRICTION MAY NOT APPLY.

c. IF ANY PORTION OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE FINRA PARTIES SHALL NOT EXCEED $100.

d. FINRA makes no WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR guarantees, expressed or implied, that your participation in the FIND service will result in your information being distributed to, OR OTHERWISE VIEWED BY, FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM or COMPANY subscribers, or THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION will ensure YOUR consideration for contract, employment, and/or internship opportunities.

e. FINRA, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, reserves the right to remove YOU FROM the FIND service at any time and/or have YOUR participation preference changed to opted out without user interaction.

No Endorsements

Nothing in the FIND Service shall constitute an endorsement, representation, or warranty by FINRA with respect to any third party, including, but not limited to, with regard to a financial services firm or company’s hiring, employment, or recruiting practices.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold FINRA and the FINRA Parties harmless from and against any claims and shall pay all suits, losses, damages, liabilities, claims, expenses, proceedings, and actions, and all related expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of, relating to, or in connection with (a) Your breach of any terms, provisions, covenants, warranties, or representations contained herein and/or in connection with these Terms of Use; (b) Your use or misuse of FIND; and (c) any activities in connection with these Terms of Use.

Privacy

In consideration of Your use of the FIND Service, You agree to the FINRA Privacy Policy found at http://www.finra.org/privacy-policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. If you are a resident of the European Union, additional EU Notices (http://www.finra.org/find/eunotices) may apply to you.

Other FINRA Policies and Terms

These Terms of Use apply exclusively to Your access to and use of FIND Service and do not alter the terms or conditions of any other agreements or regulatory obligation You may have with FINRA.

Termination of Service

FINRA may terminate Your rights to use and access the FIND Service at any time, without notice, for conduct that violates these Terms of Use or other FINRA policies or guidelines.  FINRA will terminate Your participation in the FIND Service when You have opted out of the service or have been systematically opted out of the service.  FINRA may systematically opt You out of the FIND Service for reasons including, but not limited to, change in SIE enrollment status, industry registration status, and/or length of time in the FIND Service.

Choice of Law

These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You and FINRA agree that any claim arising under these Terms of Use shall only be brought in the state or federal courts located in the County and State of New York. You and FINRA agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in that court and expressly waive any right to a jury trial. 

Contact

If You have questions about these Terms of Use, or if You have questions about FIND, please contact us by email or (301) 590-6500.