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Reuters Terms of Use

Last updated on January 5th, 2021.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Age Requirement 
  3. Changes to Terms 
  4. Changes to Digital Products 
  5. Privacy
  6. Registration 
  7. Intellectual Property; Copyright
  8. Restrictions on Use 
  9. User-Generated Material 
  10. Third Party Sites and Services
  11. Other Thomson Reuters Services 
  12. Limitations of Our Service and Content 
  13. Our Financial Responsibility to You 
  14. Export Controls
  15. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
  16. General


1.  Introduction

a.  This page describes the terms and conditions (the “Terms”) that govern your use of reuters.com and (i) the content and related services and products available on or through reuters.com (including mobile applications and newsletters) and (ii) any updates, new versions or new releases of those services and products.

b.  Individually and collectively, we’ll refer to these services and products as the “Service”. The Service is provided by Reuters (a division of Thomson Reuters) and its affiliates, which we’ll refer to collectively as “Reuters,” “we”, “us”, or “our”. 

c.  These Terms comprise the following:

-  the overall terms of use as set in Sections 1 – 5 and 7 - 16 (the “Terms of Use”); and

-  the terms for a user who has completed the registration process as set out in Section 6 (the “Registration Terms”).

d.  Certain features or components of the Service may be subject to additional terms and conditions, including user guidelines or other rules, which will be posted on the applicable Service. Those additional terms and conditions are part of these Terms.

e.  Please read this page carefully because it is a legally binding agreement between you and Reuters. These Terms apply in different ways as follows depending on what type of user of the Service you are:

-  For all users: You agree that by accessing, using and/or downloading the Service, you agree to be legally bound and consent to the Terms of Use. If any of these Terms of Use are unacceptable to you, please stop using the Service. For those users who do not complete the registration process, your access to the Service may be limited.

-  For registered users: If you have completed the registration process, you may be able to access certain additional parts of the Service. You agree that by checking the relevant box indicating your agreement during the registration process, you are bound by and consent to the Terms of Use and the Registration Terms. If any of these Terms of Use and the Registration Terms are unacceptable to you, you should not check the relevant box during the registration process (and you will not be able to register to the Services).

2.  Age Requirement 

By using the Service, you agree that you are at least 18 years old or, if you are younger than 18, you are at least 13 years of age or older and have a parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Service.

3.  Changes to Terms 

From time to time, we may revise these Terms without giving prior notice. If we do make such revisions, we will post an updated version on this site (and update the “Last updated on _____” reference above). By continuing to use the Service after the updated version has been posted, you agree that you accept any changes to these Terms. If you do not accept these changes, please stop using the Service and cancel your registration as described in these Terms.

4.  Changes to Digital Products 

From time to time, we may make changes to the Service without prior notice, which could include modifying, discontinuing, or disabling the Service, or modifying the registration options available to users. For example, we may automatically update or upgrade the version of the Service you may be using on your mobile device. You agree to any such changes and agree that these Terms will apply to all such changes.

5.  Privacy 

Please review the Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement (found at: https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/privacy-statement.html) for a description of our privacy practices. By registering for an account, making a purchase, or otherwise using our Services (including viewing our content), you acknowledge and agree that we may and will collect, use, transfer, disclose, and otherwise process your personal information as described in our Privacy Statement. Without limiting the foregoing and for clarity, you agree that we may transfer your personal information (a) outside of your home country to another country where the laws may not provide an equivalent level of protection and (b) to third parties in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

6.  Registration

a.  As part of the registration process, you will be required to create a user account (including creating a login name and password). If you do not complete the registration process, you will not be able to access those parts of the Service available to registered users.

b.  You agree and promise that the information provided by you to us, including during the registration process, is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. You will promptly inform us of any changes to your information. 

c.  You are not allowed to share your login details or give your login details to anyone else. Your registration is for your single use only. You are responsible for the use or misuse of any login details you create as part of the registration process and for maintaining its confidentiality. You must promptly notify us of any actual or suspected confidentiality breach or unauthorized use of your login details or account by notifying us at the following link: https://www.reutersagency.com/contact-reuters/.

d.  If you fail to comply with this Section 6, we may immediately suspend or terminate your access, registration to the Service.

7.  Intellectual Property; Copyright

a.  All the materials on the Service—the text, photographs, video, audio, graphics, metadata, quotes, data, information, the overall “look and feel,” and all protectable intellectual property (collectively, the “Content”)—is the property of Reuters or, in some cases, its licensors. 

b.  The Service and Content are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, database rights, sui generis rights, and other intellectual or proprietary rights under U.S. and international laws. You agree that all intellectual property rights in the Service and the Content (in whole and in part) are and shall remain the property of Reuters and its affiliates (including Thomson Reuters) and/or our licensors. No intellectual property rights in the Content or in the Service are transferred to you.  

c.  For further information, please refer to the Thomson Reuters Copyright page, which is part of these Terms.

8.  Restrictions on Use 

a.  THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY REUTERS AND ITS LICENSORS TO YOU FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE AND INFORMATION ONLY. YOU MAY NOT USE THE CONTENT OR THE SERVICE FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE

b.  You may not remove, alter, forward, scrape, copy, sell, distribute, retransmit, create derivative works or otherwise make available the Content to third parties without our prior written consent (except as occasionally permitted by certain sharing features in the Service that explicitly allow you to share Content or links to Content with a few other individuals). 

c.  You may purchase re-prints of certain Content through our third-party providers. Information is available here: Copyright page

d.  You may not reverse engineer, circumvent, decrypt, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discern the source code or architecture of any feature or component of the Service. 

e.  You may not cache or archive the Content (except for a public search engine’s use of spiders for creating search indices).  

f.  Except for the limited license described herein, you are not conferred any right in the Content or in the Service, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property laws, either now or in the future.

9.  User-Generated Material 

a.  The Service may have certain features that allow you or other users to comment on, discuss, upload, submit, link to, or otherwise provide content (e.g., information, graphics, videos, images). We’ll refer to that material collectively as “User Material”. User Material is subject to these Terms as well as any additional guidelines or rules that are posted on the parts of the Service where you can provide User Material. 

b.  You agree that you will not provide any User Material that: 

  • violates anyone’s copyright, trademark or other proprietary right;
  • contains any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services, or any spam or other form of unsolicited communication; 
  • is abusive, illegal, defamatory, indecent, obscene, pornographic, offensive, discriminatory (e.g., on the basis of race, nationality, religion, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, region, or disability), or threatening in any way; 
  • encourages anyone to break the law;
  • interferes with the privacy of another user;
  • contains malware, viruses, spyware, or other software, files, or code designed that could interrupt, destroy, limit, or otherwise harm the Service; 
  • misrepresents your identity, affiliation, or status, or otherwise contains false or misleading statements with an intent to defraud; 
  • collects or stores other users’ personal data; 
  • uses automated means to upload, submit, or post content; 
  • gives rise to any liability or violates any applicable local, state, federal or international law or regulation.

c.  By posting User Material, you agree that you are legally permitted to upload, submit, or post that User Material. You also agree that you are legally and financially responsible for any claims against us by any third party relating to your User Material or your posting of it. 

d.  You agree that by uploading, submitting, or posting User Material, we have a right unlimited in time to publish, re-use, archive, edit, display, modify, delete, or commercially exploit that User Material in whole or in part as we see fit, whether on the Service or otherwise, without any requirement to pay you or to credit you. In other words, by posting User Material you are granting us a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use your User Material in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever. You also irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other attribution or authorship rights you may have in the User Material. We do not have an obligation to store User Material for any period of time, and we may remove or delete any User Material for any reason, at any time and without giving you notice. 

10.  Third Party Sites and Services

a.  The Service may include content created by third parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or other users. We may also link to, reference, or promote websites, applications and/or services from third parties. 

b.  We do not guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions given by such third parties. We are not responsible for, and do not control such non-Reuters websites, applications, products, or services. Any dealings you have with any third party—including advertisers or sponsors—are solely between you and that third party. 

11.  Other Thomson Reuters Services 

Other Thomson Reuters-related entities may discuss, offer, or promote additional services on the Service. Those services may be outside the scope of these Terms and may require a separate agreement with the appropriate Thomson Reuters entity.

12.  Limitations of Our Service and Content

a.  The Service and Content are provided for informational purposes only. You understand that the Content on the Service does not constitute any form of tax, legal, or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. The mention of a particular security on the Service does not constitute a recommendation for you to buy, sell, refrain from buying, or hold that or any other security, financial product, or investment. 

b.  We and our licensors are not liable for any errors, inaccuracies, or delays in the Service or any Content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance on the Service or Content. You agree that your use of the Service or the Content is at your sole risk.

c.  We do not provide any promises or warranties about the Service or the Content, which are provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We do not many any promises about the Service or the Content, or of the quality, completeness, or accuracy of the Content available on or linked to from the Service. In other words, we disclaim all responsibility for any loss, injury claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting or related to your access, use, or the unavailability of the Service (or any part thereof). 

13.  Our Financial Responsibility to You 

We and our affiliates (including Thomson Reuters) will not be liable—jointly or severally—for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, punitive, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to lost profits, lost savings, and lost revenues, whether in negligence, tort, contract, or any other theory of liability, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or could have foreseen any such damages. The limitations of liability in these Terms of Use shall apply for the benefit of our officers, directors, employees, agents, or any company to whom we may transfer our rights and obligations to in accordance with these Terms. 

14.  Export Controls

By using the Services contained herein, you: (a) agree to abide by the export and sanctions regulations of Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and of the United States, including the US Export Administration Regulations and the US Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations (collectively, “Trade Regulations”); and (b) represent and warrant that you are not a specially designated, denied or unverified party as described in such Trade Regulations.

15.  Choice of Law and Jurisdiction 

a.  The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York in the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You hereby agree that any disputes arising under or in connection with the Terms or the Service shall be submitted for resolution to federal and state courts in New York County in the State of New York, and you hereby waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

b.  Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the Service or these Terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. Any claim by you that may arise in connection with these Terms will be compensable by monetary damages and you will in no event be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief. You also hereby expressly waive any right to resort to any form of class action.

16.  General 

a.  These Terms contain the entire agreement between us regarding your use of the Service and supersedes all previous agreements (if any). 

b.  If a court or other valid authority determines that any provision of the Terms is void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions will remain and not otherwise be affected. 

c.  If we do not enforce any provision of the Terms, that will not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such a provision or our right to enforce it. 

d.  The United National Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to the Terms, the Service, or any Content.