Terms of Use


AegonRealty.com is subject to these Terms of Use. For purposes of these Terms of Use, the term "AURA" includes Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC and all of its affiliated and subsidiary companies in the United States including without limitation, Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC and Aegon USA Asset Management Holding, LLC. AURA may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating the Site. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the most current Terms of Use.

Restrictions on Use
You may use this Site for purposes expressly permitted by this Site. You may not use this Site for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without AURA's prior written consent. For example, you may not (and may not authorize any other party to) (i) co-brand this site, (ii) frame this Site, or (iii) hyperlink to this Site without the express prior written consent of an authorized representative of AURA. For purposes of these Terms of Use, "co-branding" means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party, in a manner that is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute this Site or content accessible within this Site. You agree to cooperate with AURA in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing, or hyperlinking immediately to cease.

No Advice or Recommendations
Opinions, estimates and projections in any research report accessed via the Site constitute the current judgment of the author as of the date of the report. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of AURA and are subject to change without notice.

AURA has no obligation to update, modify or amend reports accessed via the Site or to otherwise notify you of any such updates, modifications or amendments in the event that any matter stated in such reports, or any opinion, projection, forecast or estimate set forth in such reports, changes or subsequently becomes inaccurate, or if research on the subject company is withdrawn.

The Site (including all research reports accessed via it) is provided for informational purposes only. It is not to be construed as an offer to buy or sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any financial instruments or to participate in any particular trading strategy in any jurisdiction.

Proprietary Information
The material and content accessible on this Site, and any other site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by AURA (the "Content") is proprietary information of AURA or the party that provided the Content to AURA, and it or the party that provided the Content to AURA retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Content. Content may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of AURA, which may be withheld in its sole discretion, except that you may print out a copy of the Content solely for your personal use. In doing so, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on any of the Content. Modification or use of the Content except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use violates AURA's intellectual property rights. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you by access to this Site.

Hyperlinks
This Site may be hyperlinked to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, AURA. Hyperlinks to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this Site or AURA. AURA has not reviewed such sites and is not responsible for their content. Hyperlinks are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and AURA makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of such hyperlinks or the sites hyperlinked to this Site. AURA is not responsible for any hyperlinked site's privacy policies or terms of use, and AURA takes no responsibility for such sites. A hyperlink to a service or site is not an endorsement of the service of the site, its content, or its sponsoring organization. Furthermore, AURA shall not be liable for any direct or indirect system damage or other problems you may incur as a result of linking to a Web site, including consequences arising from your accessing third-party technologies, sites information and/or programs.

What Information is Collected by the Site
In general, you can visit the Site while remaining anonymous by not providing any Personal Information. In some cases, non-personal information may be automatically collected, such as your Internet browser, computer operating system, domain name of your Internet service provider, and/or the Web site from which you linked to our Site. Personal Information about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number, SSN, and/or e-mail address) will not be collected unless you provide it to us voluntarily. For example, AURA retains e-mail addresses of visitors who respond to the Site's Contact Form. AURA also retains information about the frequency of Site visits, duration of each visit, and aggregate information on which Site pages visitors access.

Cookies
AURA sends Site visitors "cookies," a small data file sent by the Site to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. AURA's cookie enables the Site to recognize you if you have utilized certain Site features. In addition, the cookie may recall information so that you do not have to resubmit it, and also automatically updates Site information. If available, you may program your browser software to notify you of attempts to send cookies and/or you may decline to accept or delete them.

Submissions
You hereby grant to AURA the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to AURA through this Site (together, the "Submission"), and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. AURA will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission in their businesses (including without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future operations.

Disclaimer
You understand that AURA cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this Site for the reconstruction of any lost data. AURA does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet, nor does AURA assume any responsibility for any products or services or hypertext links to third parties or for any breach of security associated with your use of this Site or your transmission of sensitive information through the Site or any hyperlinked sites. The Content is not necessarily complete and up-to-date and should not be used to replace any written reports, statements, or notices provided by AURA. Investors, borrowers, and other persons should use the Content in the same manner as any other informational medium and should not rely on the Content to the exclusion of their own professional judgment. Information obtained by using this Site is not exhaustive and does not cover all issues, topics, or facts that may be relevant to your goals. Account information available on this Site is not the official record of your account. Nothing on this Site should be construed as rendering tax, legal, investment, or accounting advice.

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. AURA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. AURA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, DISABLING DEVICES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. AURA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND AURA MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU, AND NOT AURA, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT. AURA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.

All of the information in this Site, whether historical in nature or forward-looking, speaks only as of the date the information is posted on this Site, and AURA does not undertake any obligation to update such information after it is posted or to remove such information from this Site if it is not, or is no longer, accurate or complete.

Limitation of Liability
AURA, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT ON THE SITE, EVEN IF AURA OR A REPRESENTATIVE AUTHORIZED BY AURA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF AURA AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT OR SERVICE OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE.


Indemnity
You will indemnify and hold AURA, their subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, content providers, service providers, employees, agents, officers, directors, and contractors (the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from any breach of these Terms of Use by you, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use. You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify the Indemnified Parties against any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees in connection therewith. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from this Site.

Information You Provide
You may not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this Site any material that:
• you do not have the right to post, including proprietary material of any third party;
• advocates illegal activity or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act;
• is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent;
• does not pertain directly to this Site;
• threatens or abuses others, libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive;
• seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details, or otherwise;
• infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity;
• violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
• impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
• advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g. offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g. conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on this Site;
• solicits funds, advertisers, or sponsors;
• includes programs which contain viruses, worms, and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
• disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise acts in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via this Site;
• includes MP3 format files;
• amounts to a "ponzi" or similar scheme;
• disobeys any policy or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this Site or any networks connected to this Site; or
• contains hyper-links to other sites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth above.

Trademarks, Service Marks and Copyrights
The stylized Aegon logo is a federally registered trademark of Aegon N.V., and "Transamerica," the Transamerica Pyramid building, and Transamerica Pyramid logo are federally registered trademarks of the Transamerica Corporation. Unless otherwise specifically noted, images, trademarks, service marks, logos, and icons displayed on the Site are the property of Aegon N.V., Transamerica Corporation, AURA (collectively, the “Aegon companies”) or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks and logos to the Aegon companies, and may not be used without the Aegon companies' prior written consent. The Aegon companies and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to the Aegon companies retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy and publicity laws, and communications regulations and statutes.

AURA reserves the right to monitor use of this Site to determine compliance with these Terms of Use, as well the right to remove or refuse any information for any reason. Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither the AURA nor any third party that provides Content to AURA will assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by AURA or such third party with respect to any submission.

We Are Not Providing Investment Advice, Soliciting Offers or Selling
The information contained on the Site does not constitute investment advice, and is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any security or any insurance product. All insurance and/or securities transactions require signed agreements between an Aegon company and its customers, and the terms of those agreements are binding on the parties. No other representation, whether made in person, online, electronically, in written, graphical, or verbal communication, may alter the terms of those agreements except that your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to the additional Terms of Use applicable to such use. By using the Site, you accept at your own risk that the Internet and online communications medium may not perform as intended. No security or other insurance product is offered or will be sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful under the securities, insurance, or other laws of such jurisdiction. Some products may not be available in all jurisdictions. In addition, any prospectus information available on this Site is posted for informational purposes only.
This Site is controlled by us from our offices within the United States. Except as specifically stated, we make no representation that Content in this Site is appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. Access to this Site's Content from jurisdictions where such access is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access this Site from other jurisdictions, you do so at your own risk. You are always responsible for your compliance with applicable laws. You may not use or export the materials in this Site in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. AURA and its affiliates and subsidiaries are not authorized to do business in every jurisdiction. Information published on this Site may contain references or cross-references to products, programs or services that are not available in your state or country. The products referred to on this Site may be offered and sold only to persons in the United States and its territories. Consult your local AURA representative for information regarding the products, programs and services which may be available to you.

Violations of Rules and Regulations
AURA reserves the right to seek any remedy available at law or in equity for any violation of these Terms of Use, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to this Site.
 
Security
Passwords used for this Site (if any) are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password. AURA will be entitled to monitor your password and, at their discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that the Aegon Companies consider insecure, the Aegon Companies will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account.

You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this Site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, AURA reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other sites in order to assist them in resolving security incidents. AURA reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use.

You agree that AURA shall not be responsible for damages or losses resulting from any breach of security caused by your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your password. If you permit access to your password by third parties, then you agree to defend, indemnify and hold AURA harmless against any liability, losses, damages, or costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) arising out of, or resulting from, such access and related use of this Site. AURA reserves the right to block access to this Site for any reason. You also agree to immediately notify AURA if you:

• become aware of any loss or theft of your password, or
• become aware of any unauthorized use of your password.

Finally you acknowledge and agree that you will not: (i) collect or store personal data about other users of this Site, or (ii) upload, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that might interrupt, limit, or interfere with the functionality of any computer software, hardware, database or file, or communications equipment that is owned, leased, or used by AURA.

For your protection, AURA may require the use of encryption technologies for certain types of communications conducted through this Site. This Site has adopted industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we provide those technologies and use other reasonable precautions to protect confidential information and provide suitable security, we do not guarantee or warrant that information transmitted through the Internet is secure, or that such transmissions will be free from delay, interruption, interception, or error. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to insure the safety of your personal information.

AURA reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities, regulatory authorities, or court order requesting or directing them to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mail messages, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms of Use.
BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS AURA FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY AURA DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER AURA OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

E-Mail
Certain portions of this Site may offer you the ability to e-mail a message to AURA. E-mail functionality, if any, is provided to you to facilitate communications between you and AURA. You agree, however, that you will not use e-mail to request, authorize, or effect the purchase or sale of any securities or other product or service, to change your address or other account information, to change your User Codes, to transmit personal credit information (including credit card numbers), to send fund transfer instructions, or for any other financial transactions that require formal authorization in accordance with applicable law or AURA's policies and procedures. Any such requests, orders, or instructions that you send to AURA by e-mail will not be accepted or processed by AURA. AURA shall have no liability for any loss or damage that arises from unaccepted e-mail requests, orders, or instructions. Moreover, AURA shall have no liability for any loss or damage that results from interception and/or unauthorized use by third parties of any information you send by e-mail.

Children
This Site does not intend to market any Aegon company products or services to children. AURA does not knowingly gather or solicit data from children through this Site for marketing purposes.

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Miscellaneous
These Terms of Use will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the state of Iowa, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in Iowa in connection with any dispute between you and AURA arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to this Site. The parties to these Terms of Use each agree that the exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter of these Terms of Use will be in the state or federal courts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on this Site will govern the items to which they pertain. AURA may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting.

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Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (AURA), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Aegon N.V., is a U.S.-based investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and part of Aegon Asset Management, the global investment management division of Aegon Group.