Terms and Conditions of Use For Institutional Investors



Terms and Conditions of Use For Institutional Investors

The information provided herein is not directed at any investor or category of investors and is provided solely as general information about our products and services and to otherwise provide general investment education. No information contained herein should be regarded as a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action as none of AllianzGI nor any of its affiliates is undertaking to provide investment advice, act as an adviser to any plan or entity subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity, or give advice in a fiduciary capacity with respect to the materials presented herein. If you are an individual retirement investor, contact your financial advisor or other fiduciary unrelated to AllianzGI about whether any given investment idea, strategy, product or service described herein may be appropriate for your circumstances.

Role

You acknowledge that you are an Institutional Investor as defined by the SEC. If you are not an Institutional Investor, please leave this page and reconnect to the “Individual Investor” page from the us.allianzgi.com website.

Important Legal Information

Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) carefully. Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC, a registered investment adviser (“AllianzGI US”) and Allianz Global Investors Distributors LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (“AGID” or collectively with AllianzGI US “the AllianzGI Companies”) own and operate this website (“Site”). By registering for, logging into, visiting and/or otherwise using the Site in any way, you indicate that you understand and intend these Terms to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and you accept the Terms as set forth herein and agree to be legally bound by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not access this website or any pages thereof.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Site following reasonable notice of such modifications will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes to these Terms. You agree that notice of changes to these Terms posted on the Site constitutes reasonable and sufficient notice. At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of the Terms and of all applicable laws.

Use of Content


The Content (as defined below) of this Site is available for informational purposes only. The posting of Content and access to this Site does not constitute, either explicitly or implicitly, any provision of services or products by the respective AllianzGI Company or any of their respective affiliates.


Password Security and Notification


Certain parts of the Site are protected by passwords or require a login and are restricted to authorized users only. You may not obtain unauthorized access to such parts of the Site, or to any other protected materials or information, through any means not intentionally made available by the AllianzGI Companies for your specific use. If you have a Password for access to non-public areas of the Site, you are solely responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your Password. Accordingly, you should take all reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of your Password. Notify the appropriate AllianzGI Company immediately if you become aware of any disclosure, loss, theft or unauthorized use of your Password. An AllianzGI Company may terminate your access to the Site for any reason, without prior notice.

Copyright and Trademarks


The content of this Site is owned or licensed by the AllianzGI Companies and their third-party information providers and is protected by applicable copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and/or other intellectual property law with all rights reserved. Such content is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Accordingly, you may not copy, distribute, modify, post, frame or deep link this Site, including any text, graphics, video, audio, software code, user interface design, or logos in any manner without the express written consent of the AllianzGI Companies. You may download material displayed on this Site for your personal use provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not sell, distribute, publish, broadcast, circulate, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the content of this Site for public or commercial purposes, including all text, images, audio, and video, without express written permission of the AllianzGI Companies. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose violates intellectual property rights of the AllianzGI Companies.

Nothing at this Site shall be construed as granting a license or right to use any image, trademark, service mark or logo, which is the property of the AllianzGI Companies or their third-party information providers. The AllianzGI Companies and such third party information providers reserve all rights with respect to its and their proprietary information or material at this Site and will enforce such rights to the full extent of applicable copyright and trademark law.


Grant of License


The AllianzGI Companies grant to you a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use this Site conditioned on your continued compliance with these Terms. Limited portions of the Content available in the public areas of the Site may be accessed, printed and downloaded on an occasional basis for personal, scholarly, research or non-commercial purposes; provided that all hard copies contain all copyright and other applicable proprietary rights notices included in such content and information and/or appropriate attribution to the AllianzGI Companies in a form and manner acceptable to us. For information on obtaining permission to use any Content beyond the uses permitted above, please email us at webmaster1@allianzinvestors.com. Unless and except as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms, you may not access, copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, alter, publicly distribute, republish, upload, post, transmit, publicly perform or display, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, “deep link,” “scrape,” data mine, or otherwise use any information or material obtained from or through this Site, without written permission from the AllianzGI Companies. Any unauthorized use of this Site or the Content will terminate the permission granted herein and may violate applicable laws, including copyright law, trademark laws, and commercial regulations and statutes.

No Offer


Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer, solicitation or recommendation regarding any investment management product or service, or the offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security; nor shall any such services be provided, or securities be offered or sold, in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, provision or sale would be unlawful. All Site Content is subject to applicable statutes and regulations. This Site is published in the United States for residents of the United States. Investors outside of the United States are subject to securities and tax regulations within their applicable jurisdictions that are not addressed on this Site. U.S. investors are advised that not all investments or services described on this Site are available for sale in all states. Any potential investor should satisfy himself that an investment in any AllianzGI Company’s respective product is permissible under the rules and regulations of his or her domicile. The Site is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where (by reason of that person's nationality, residence or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Site is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access the Site.

The information provided is for informational purposes only and investors should determine for themselves whether a particular service or product is suitable for their investment needs or should seek such professional advice for their particular situation. Please refer to offering documents for further information concerning specific products.

Certain of the statements contained herein may be statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. In addition to statements which are forward-looking by reason of context, the words “may, will, should, expects, plans, intends, anticipates, believes, estimates, predicts, potential, or continue” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The matters discussed herein may also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in the respective AllianzGI Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained herein. 

Investments

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Foreign markets may be more volatile, less liquid, less transparent, and subject to less oversight, and values may fluctuate with currency exchange rates; these risks may be greater in emerging markets.  The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up, and you may not recover the amount of your original investment. Investing in the bond market is subject to certain risks including market, interest-rate, issuer, credit, and inflation risk. Where investments involve currency exposure, changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of the investment to go up or down. Any tax benefits referred to on this Site are subject to change and their availability and value will depend on your individual circumstance.  Such investments are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank, and are not federally insured or guaranteed by the U.S. government, the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other agency.  Some of the investments and services on this site may not be available in or appropriate for a retirement savings plan. Please contact your financial adviser about any investment restrictions associated with your particular plan. 


No Reliance

Although the AllianzGI Companies have taken reasonable care to ensure that the information contained within this Site is accurate, no representation or warranty (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness by the AllianzGI Companies or their contractual partners. Opinions and any other contents at the Site are provided by the AllianzGI Companies for personal use and informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Nothing contained on this Site constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice and is not to be relied on in making an investment or other decision.

No Warranty

The information and opinions contained on this Site, including hyperlinks or references to other sites, are provided ‘as is’ without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law. You are responsible for evaluating the adequacy, accuracy, reliability, merchantability, non-infringement, completeness of any information or the content available on the Site or fitness for any particular purpose with respect to the site or any of its content. The AllianzGI Companies further assume no responsibility for, and makes no warranties that, functions contained on this Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the servers that make it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

Liability Waiver

Neither the AllianzGI Companies nor any of their respective affiliates, directors, officers, registered representatives or employees, nor any third party vendor, will be liable or have any liability, whether in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with your access or use or inability to access or use the Site or reliance on the Content, or any failure of performance, interruption, defect, delay in transmission, computer viruses or other harmful components, or line or system failure associated with the Site, regardless of our knowledge thereof. The same is true for any content appearing on any of the AllianzGI Companies' websites.

Events Beyond The AllianzGI Companies' Control

You expressly absolve and release the AllianzGI Companies, their respective affiliates, related companies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, registered representatives, shareholders, legal representatives, attorneys, agents, successors and assigns, from any claim of harm resulting from a cause beyond its control including, but not limited to, the failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses or software failures, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, or natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, acts of domestic or foreign terrorism or governmental restrictions.

User Representations

You represent and warrant to the AllianzGI Companies that you will not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, including but not limited to attempting or actually (a) disrupting, impairing or otherwise interfering with the operation or integrity of the Site or circumventing any Site security system; (b) collecting any information about other users of the Site; or (c) systematically extracting Content or other information or data contained in the Site to populate databases or other sites.

Linked Sites

Certain hyperlinks or referenced websites on the Site may for your convenience forward you to third parties' websites, which generally are recognized by their top level domain name. Any descriptions of, references to, or links to other products, publications or services does not constitute an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship by or affiliation with the AllianzGI Companies with respect to any linked site or its sponsor, unless expressly stated by the AllianzGI Companies. Any such information, products or sites have not necessarily been reviewed by the AllianzGI Companies and are provided or maintained by third parties over whom the AllianzGI Companies exercise no control. The AllianzGI Companies expressly disclaim any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party sites. The AllianzGI Companies reserve the right to terminate any hyperlink or hyperlinking program at any time.

Information Submitted By You

You should not submit any confidential or proprietary information via the Site. All information or material submitted through the Site will be deemed to be the property of the AllianzGI Companies. By submitting any information or material to us through the Site, you grant us an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information. You also agree that the AllianzGI Companies are free to use for any purpose any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you submit to us through the Site. You agree to allow the AllianzGI Companies to view and revise your user settings on the Site upon your request. The AllianzGI Companies shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information, except as agreed by the AllianzGI Companies company having a direct customer relationship or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

Privacy Policy

Please see the AllianzGI Companies’ Privacy Policy for a summary of the AllianzGI Companies’ personal Privacy Policy.

Jurisdiction, Severability

The laws of the State of New York govern these Terms without regard to conflict of law provisions. If you take legal action relating to these Terms, you agree to file such action only in the New York State Supreme Court located in New York, NY, or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts for the purpose of litigating any action with the AllianzGI Companies or with any funds referenced in this site.

In the event that any provision of these Terms is held unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be affected, and the unenforceable provision will be replaced with an enforceable provision that comes close to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.

Dated: September 2017


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