By agreeing to these terms, you are certifying that you are either:
- a representative of a Bank, FINRA member Broker Dealer, “institutional account” as described in FINRA Rule 4512(c), a Registered Investment Advisor, or any other Licensed Financial Intermediary or a director, officer, or employee of such firm, or
- a Third-party Service Provider or Vendor providing its professional services as opposed to investing, or
- an Investor who has been accepted in one of the Funds managed by Crystal Capital Partners, LLC
Agreeing to these terms is the legal equivalent of manually signing a paper copy of this Agreement on behalf of User. You represent, warrant and covenant to Crystal that you are authorized to execute this Agreement on behalf of yourself and your firm and that you intend for you and your firm to be legally bound by this Agreement. Each time you access Crystal’s proprietary website (the “Site”) you shall be deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions of this Agreement on behalf of yourself and your firm. Access to the Site is being provided to User in reliance on this confirmation and the continuance of this status and User agrees to notify Crystal and cease using the Site should that status change. Crystal makes no representation that the Site is appropriate for the User. The User further agrees that the Site may be unavailable from time to time.
BEFORE ACCESSING THIS SITE, PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY AS IT GOVERNS USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE.
(a) “Confidential Information” shall mean information in any form, including but not limited to written, oral, or graphic information, disclosed through the Site to the User. Confidential Information may be disclosed as a consequence of or through any relationship or discussions with Crystal, access to Crystal’s “Proprietary Technology” (as described below), and includes information about Crystal’s business activities, products, processes, or services, including but not limited to information concerning finances, accounting, engineering, methods, processes, machines, compositions, technology, reports, briefs, formulas, electronic information processing procedures or protocols, computer programs and software (specifically including the proprietary CrystalTools© software program and all information generated thereby), source codes, trade secrets, research and development programs or projects, business plans or strategies, customer lists, potential client lists, supplier information, marketing or sales plans, legal and regulatory strategies, the Site and any other commercial or trade information. Confidential Information also includes all information or property of others in the possession of Crystal, including investment manager due diligence reports and other information delivered to Crystal as part of the Fund due diligence services provided by others.
(b)“Proprietary Technology” shall mean inventions, invention disclosures, discoveries, improvements (whether obvious or non‐obvious), trade secrets, trade names, trademarks, service marks, modifications, refinements, technology, technical data, know‐how, ideas, mask works, industrial designs, computer software (specifically including the CrystalTools© software program and all information generated thereby), the Site, protocols, and codes, whether or not patentable or capable of trade secret protection, or copyrightable material, relating to any of the activities, products, processes, or services of Crystal.
(a) User shall: (i) hold and maintain all Confidential Information received from Crystal in strict confidence; (ii) restrict disclosure of Confidential Information only to those individuals who (1) are User’s Representatives that need to know the Confidential Information in order reasonably to carry out the terms of this Agreement (or any subsequent agreement between Crystal and User), (2) have been informed of the confidential nature of such Confidential Information, and (3) have agreed to be bound by the restrictions of this Agreement (or any subsequent agreement between Crystal and User) governing disclosure in any manner of Confidential Information, including, without limitation, restricting Confidential Information from disclosure to any other person or entity, absent the express written approval of Crystal; (iii) not duplicate, reproduce, distribute, store in any electronic information retrieval system, or disseminate in any other manner, the Confidential Information; (iv) employ procedures to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information that are commensurate with industry standards, but in no event less rigorous than procedures reasonably required to maintain the confidentiality of such Confidential Information; (v) use Confidential Information disclosed by Crystal only for the express purposes of this Agreement (or any subsequent agreement between Crystal and User), and not for any other purpose or otherwise for the benefit of User, its Representatives, or any other person; (vi) not measure, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, duplicate, or otherwise analyze the physical or digital structure, construction or operation of the Confidential Information; (vii) not share information and/or the content of any reports to the manager of the investment vehicle; and (viii) promptly return or destroy any and all originals and existing copies of such Confidential Information as may be in possession of User or User’s custody or control at the termination of the business relationship between Crystal and User contemplated herein.
(b) Should a judicial or regulatory authority require User to disclose any of Crystalâ€™s Confidential Information, User shall provide notice to Crystal immediately upon receiving any notice or request thereof, such that Crystal shall be permitted the opportunity to oppose any such disclosure.
(c) In the event of any breach hereof (including without limitation the unauthorized disclosure or use of Confidential Information by User or User’s Representatives), User shall indemnify Crystal for any and all direct, consequential or punitive damages incurred as a result of such breach (including, without limitation, any actual expenses, attorney’s fees, and court costs) and shall reasonably compensate Crystal for damages resulting from such breach. User shall also release, defend, indemnify and hold Crystal harmless from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action or liability arising from the unauthorized disclosure or use of the Confidential Information. Furthermore, in the event of any breach, Crystal shall have the right to specifically enforce the provisions of this Agreement or obtain an injunction, temporary restraining order, or other equitable relief to prevent a continuing or threatened breach, in addition to seeking money damages; it being acknowledged and agreed that any such breach or threatened breach will cause immediate and irreparable injury to Crystal, and that monetary damages alone will not provide an adequate remedy.
3. Representations, Warranties and Covenants.
User hereby makes the following representations, warranties and covenants on behalf of itself and its Representatives, as of the date hereof and continuing thereafter:
(a) User has the authority to enter into this Agreement. The terms of this Agreement do not conflict with the terms of any other agreement to which User is a party. User is in good standing in the jurisdiction in which it is organized. User is not, nor will User become, a person with whom U.S. persons or entities are restricted from doing business under regulations of OFAC or other governmental action and User will not engage in any dealings or transactions or be otherwise associated with such persons or entities.
(b) User shall only make Confidential Information available to persons who satisfy the requirements of an “accredited investor” under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Rule 501 of Regulation D adopted thereunder and/or a “qualified purchaser” as that term is defined under Section 2(a)(51) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. User specifically acknowledges that User and User’s Representatives may be held liable for damages including any civil penalties, fines or judgments resulting from providing access to Confidential Information to persons that are not accredited investors and/or qualified purchasers or are not otherwise entitled to receive the Confidential Information.
(c) All Confidential Information shall only be used for purposes of evaluating the investment opportunities of persons permitted hereunder. User may not modify, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, or otherwise use any Confidential Information for any other purpose. No Confidential Information shall be used in a manner that is not permitted by this Agreement or by applicable law or regulations.
(d) The information contained in any questionnaires, forms, reports or other documents delivered by User to Crystal is true, complete and correct as of the date thereof.
4. Exclusive Ownership of Confidential Information.
User and its Representatives acknowledge Crystal’s sole and exclusive right, title, and interest in and to any and all copyrights (specifically including the federal copyright registration for the proprietary CrystalTools© software program), patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights, registrations, grants, awards and licenses, whether presently issued, applied for, or issuable or capable of being issued in the future by any governmental entity with respect to any Proprietary Technology. User and its Representatives shall (a) not contest, take any action which would result in the denial, impairment, infringement, revocation, or rescission of, or file any application or other document seeking any right, interest, registration, grant, award or license in or to, any Invention or derivative thereof without the prior written consent of Crystal after Crystal shall have received written notification of the specific action proposed to be taken by the User (which consent by Crystal may be granted, delayed or withheld in the sole discretion of Crystal), and (b), if the User shall directly or indirectly obtain any such intellectual property rights, promptly notify Crystal of such occurrence and promptly transfer any such rights to Crystal at no cost upon receipt of a written notification from Crystal by executing and delivering such transfer instruments (in form and substance satisfactory to Crystal) as Crystal shall request. User and its Representatives acquire absolutely no rights or licenses in the Confidential Information. Except as otherwise expressly permitted herein, User may not modify, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, or otherwise use any Confidential Information.
5. Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability.
(a) User and its Representatives acknowledge that (i) Crystal derives the Confidential Information from numerous sources, including, but not limited to, Crystal’s own research and diligence, Crystal’s underlying investment vehicles, managers of underlying investment vehicles, third party due diligence providers and other public or non-public sources, (ii) the Confidential Information is provided “as is” and “as available,” and Crystal makes no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the Confidential Information, including, but not limited to, satisfactory quality, non-infringement, legality, accessibility, timeliness, suitability or merchantability, reliability, title or fitness for a particular purpose, (iii) the use of the Confidential Information is at User’s sole risk, (iv) to the full extent permissible by law, Crystal expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility to User, User’s Representatives or any third party for damages resulting from the use of the Confidential Information, or any errors or omissions in, or decisions made in reliance on, any aspect of the Site, (v) User agrees to waive any and all liability claims as it relates to his or her use of Site information, for all purposes, and (vi) Crystal may make modifications or changes in the Confidential Information at any time, for any reason.
(b) The Confidential Information is offered solely for informational purposes and does not constitute a solicitation, an offer, or an invitation to make an offer to buy or sell any investments. Neither Crystal nor any of its affiliates are a fiduciary or advisor with respect to any financial services or products. The Confidential Information does not constitute any form of investment, legal, regulatory, tax, or compliance advice or any representation as to whether any security or investment is suitable to User or will be profitable. Any such advice should be obtained from an appropriately qualified third party. No information on the Site shall be construed as a recommendation, endorsement, or sponsorship by Crystal.
(d) Under no circumstances shall Crystal or Crystal’s Representatives be liable for any reason for any losses or damages (whether direct or indirect) related to Confidential Information, including, but not limited to, lost profits, business, income, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted time, or any other losses of any kind arising from the use of the Confidential Information by the User. No direct or indirect partner, member or shareholder of Crystal shall be personally liable for the performance of the obligations of, or in respect of any claims against, Crystal arising under this Agreement. No personal judgment shall be sought or obtained against any of the foregoing in connection with this Agreement.
(e) Past performance is not indicative of future results. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, certain components of the Confidential Information are based on statistical models that solely provide a means to analyze relationships that may have existed in the past and should not be interpreted as a prediction of future performance.
(f) User acknowledges that Crystal provides no assurances as to the availability of any investment, even if it is contained in the Confidential Information.
(g) While Crystal is not required to perform due diligence on any investments, Crystal may perform operational due diligence on particular hedge fund investments. Crystal may, from time to time, designate a fund as a “Candidate Fund.” Notwithstanding the foregoing, despite an investment’s designation as a Candidate Fund, Crystal makes no representation or warranty about any Candidate Fund, or its suitability or appropriateness for any particular segregated portfolio. Crystal may make modifications to the list of Candidate Funds at any time, for any reason.
Neither User nor any party acting on its behalf will offer any investments available on the Site by any form of general solicitation or general advertising, or engage in any solicitation or other activity in violation of any statute, law, ordinance, rule, public administrative interpretation, regulation, order, writ, injunction, directive, judgment, decree or other requirement of any governmental authority.
7. Password Policy; Right to Restrict or Terminate Access.
Use of the Confidential Information requires both sign-in information (“Sign-In Name”) and a password (“Password”) for access to Crystal’s Site. Each Sign-In Name and corresponding Password can be used only by the individual intended to receive such information. User may not share its Sign-In Name or Password with any other person. Accordingly, User shall keep its Password confidential at all times, and such Password shall be deemed to be Confidential Information hereunder. User shall promptly notify Crystal if it becomes aware of any loss or theft of a Password or any unauthorized use of a Password. Crystal reserves all rights in its sole discretion to change, restrict, suspend or terminate access or use of the Site at any time without prior notice or liability.
8. Use of Internet; Security of Site.
(a) Use of the Internet is solely at User’s own risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. While Crystal has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Site over the internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Crystal is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet. User assumes sole and complete risk for using the Site.
9. Electronic Delivery.
(b) In order to promote cost savings and to improve the timeliness of delivery, Crystal delivers information via the Site, upon request. The internet is not secure and may contain computer viruses or other defects, may not be accurately replicated on other systems, or may be intercepted, accessed, deleted or interfered with by unauthorized or unintended third parties without Crystal’s or the User’s knowledge. Crystal makes no warranties in relation to these matters. It is the User’s responsibility to timely read any and all information posted to the Site. The User will have to check the Site regularly to avoid missing time-sensitive information as such electronic delivery on or through the Site is sufficient to constitute actual delivery thereof. As such, the posting of information constitutes legal notice of information contained therein and User accepts the same. The User will be responsible to notify Crystal if it is unable to access the Site. Users may contact Crystal for technical assistance regarding the Site. It is the User’s responsibility to notify Crystal should the User not want to use the Site as its primary means of communication and document delivery.
10. Electronic Signature Process.
(a) Subscription Agreements, Additional Subscription Requests, Redemption Requests, and other documents related to the Investor’s investment that require the User’s signature are available through the Fund’s proprietary website. The Fund typically expects these documents to be signed electronically via its secure Electronic Signature Process. As part of this process, the Fund will use the User’s email address for identity authentication purposes. The User agrees that it will be solely responsible for notifying the Fund in writing of any change in its email address, and that the Fund may not seek to verify or confirm the User's email address as provided. Upon request, the Fund will make paper documents available for signature.
(b) If a User has any doubts about the authenticity of an email purportedly sent by the Fund or the Fund Manager, the User is required to contact the purported sender immediately. User email messages are not secure and may contain computer viruses or other defects, may not be accurately replicated on other systems, or may be intercepted, accessed, deleted or interfered with by unauthorized or unintended third parties without the knowledge of the Fund or the User.
11. Miscellaneous Provisions.
(a) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any action to enforce this Agreement will be brought in the federal or state courts presiding in Miami, Florida, U.S., and all parties to this Agreement expressly agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of such courts. Crystal makes no representation that the Site is appropriate for the User. The User further agrees that the Site may be unavailable from time to time.
(b) If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and the liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most clearly matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in effect.
(c) No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between Crystal and User by way of this Agreement or by virtue of User’s use of the Confidential Information.
(d) This Agreement between Crystal and User represents the entire agreement between Crystal and User with respect to use of the Site, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written between Crystal and User with respect to the Site.
(e) Crystal reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement in its sole discretion from time to time. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
(f) Failure to insist on strict performance of this Agreement will not operate as a waiver of any subsequent default or failure of performance. No waiver by Crystal of any right under this Agreement will be deemed to be either a waiver of any other right or provision or a waiver of that same right or provision at any other time. No waiver shall be effective unless in writing.
(g) Crystal welcomes feedback and suggestions about how to improve the Site. Any ideas, suggestions, information, know-how, material, or any other content (collectively, "content") received from User will be deemed to include a royalty-free nonexclusive right and license for Crystal to use said content.
(h) Crystal may provide links, in its sole discretion, to other web sites for the convenience of its users in locating related information and services. These sites have not necessarily been reviewed by Crystal and are maintained by third parties over which Crystal exercises no control. Accordingly, Crystal expressly disclaims 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 web sites. Moreover, these links do not imply an endorsement with respect to any third party or any web site or the products or services provided by any third party.
12. Tracking Technologies.
The Site may use tracking technologies to enhance Crystal’s service to its Users and to better develop the Site and its content. Tracking technologies used on the Site may include, but are not limited to: Google Analytics; Inspectlet; and Google Adwords.
13. User Acknowledgement.
User, by agreeing to use the Site, acknowledges the terms herein and agrees to be bound by the foregoing. Crystal, in its sole discretion, may at any time and for any or no reason suspend, limit, restrict, modify or terminate User’s access to the Site. Please print this agreement for your records.