Web Policies and Procedures 
2/9/2011 
 

Terms and Conditions of Use 

 

 
Important Legal Information
 
Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”) carefully. PIMCO Investment Management Company LLC, a registered investment adviser (“PIMCO”) and PIMCO Investments LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (“PIMCO Investments” or collectively with PIMCO “the PIMCO Companies”) own and operate the respective investment advisory and broker-dealer portions of 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 and Conditions to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and you accept the terms of use as set forth herein and agree to be legally bound by them.  If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not access this website or any pages thereof.
 
This Site includes combined information from PIMCO and PIMCO Investments, each of which is solely responsible for its respective portions of the Site.  PIMCO Investments is the distributor of the PIMCO advised funds, and the portions of the Site relating to the PIMCO advised funds or securities products and services offered through PIMCO Investments is the sole responsibility of PIMCO Investments.  You can identify whether you are on the PIMCO portion of the Site (for which PIMCO is responsible) or the PIMCO Investments portion (for which PIMCO Investments is responsible) by reviewing the “breadcrumb” navigation in the upper left hand side of the Site, within the blue title bar, for example:  “PIMCO.com>Investments Home>Products” indicates you are in the PIMCO Investments portion of the Site, while “>Home>Education” indicates you are in the PIMCO portion of the Site.
 
Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions 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 and Conditions.  You agree that notice of changes to these Terms and Conditions posted on the Site constitutes reasonable and sufficient notice.  At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of the Terms and Conditions 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 PIMCO Company or any of their respective affiliates.
 
Copyright and Trademarks
This Site (including the software and files), the computers hosting this Site, and content provided on this Site, including any text, music and sound, graphics, images, photographs, audio and video, footage, animations, podcasts, analyses, studies, reports, and downloads (all such content collectively, the “Content”) are the exclusive property of the PIMCO Companies or are licensed to the PIMCO Companies, and are protected by law, including United States copyright, database, trade secret, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations. PIMCO and YOUR GLOBAL INVESTMENT AUTHORITY are trademarks or registered trademarks of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P. and Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, respectively, in the United States and throughout the world. The PIMCO Companies reserve all rights with respect to its proprietary information or material on this Site and will enforce such rights to the full extent of applicable copyright and trademark law.  Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, the PIMCO Companies do not grant any express or implied rights to you. All rights in the pages and Site Content are owned by the PIMCO Companies and their respective licensors. You agree not to sell, distribute, publish, broadcast, circulate or commercially exploit Site Content in any manner without the express written consent of the PIMCO Companies. Any downloading or otherwise copying from this Site will not transfer title to any software or material to you. Unless otherwise noted, PIMCO, PIMCO Investments, and other brands featured on the Site constitute our trade/service marks.  You agree not to directly or indirectly: attempt to register, challenge or contest the validity of the respective PIMCO Company’s ownership of, such copyrights, trademarks or any other intellectual property of any PIMCO Company, or assist any third party in doing so. 
  
Grant of License 
The PIMCO Companies grant to you a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use this Site conditioned on your continued compliance with these Terms and Conditions.  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 PIMCO Companies in a form and manner acceptable to us.  For information on obtaining permission to use any Content beyond the uses permitted above, please contact the PIMCO Companies -800 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 800-387-4626.  Unless and except as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions, 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 PIMCO 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 PIMCO 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 PIMCO 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. Investing in the bond market is subject to certain risks including market, interest-rate, issuer, credit, and inflation risk Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. 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. 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 PIMCO 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 PIMCO Companies or their contractual partners. Opinions and any other contents at the Site are provided by the PIMCO 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 PIMCO 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 PIMCO 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 PIMCO Companies' websites.  
 
Events Beyond The PIMCO Companies’ Control 
You expressly absolve and release the PIMCO 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 PIMCO Companies that you will not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions, 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 PIMCO Companies with respect to any linked site or its sponsor, unless expressly stated by the PIMCO Companies. Any such information, products or sites have not necessarily been reviewed by the PIMCO Companies and are provided or maintained by third parties over whom the PIMCO Companies exercise no control.  The PIMCO 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 PIMCO 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 PIMCO 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 PIMCO Companies are free to use for any purpose any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you submit to us through the Site. The PIMCO Companies shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information, except as agreed by the PIMCO Companies company having a direct customer relationship or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.  
 
Privacy Policy 
Please see the PIMCO Companies’ Privacy Policy for a summary of the PIMCO Companies’ personal Privacy Policy.
 
Jurisdiction, Severability
Any action arising out of these Terms and Conditions or the Site shall be litigated in, and only in, courts located in California, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts and further agree that they are a convenient forum for you.

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: February 2011