Terms of Use

The purpose of The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site is to provide visitors and subscribers with forecasts, data, analyses, and commentary about the Puget Sound economy. Our intent is to allow free access to the Visitor Area but to control access to the Subscriber Area through the purchase of user subscriptions. Anyone using this web site, or otherwise accessing any content found on this web site, agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of use set out below. If you are using this web site on behalf of your employer, you represent that you are authorized to accept these terms and conditions of use on your employer’s behalf.

Conway Pedersen Economics, Inc. (Conway Pedersen) may revise portions of this Terms and Conditions of Use statement at any time without prior notice. By continuing to use the web site following such a change, you agree to be bound by the revisions.

The contents of The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site, including any material downloaded, copied, emailed, or otherwise supplied from the site, are the copyrighted property of Conway Pedersen. Unauthorized distribution of this material in any manner is strictly prohibited. It is illegal to distribute all or part of this material by scanning, faxing, or photocopying the material, by forwarding downloaded files, or by any other means without the permission of Conway Pedersen. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any design elements and publication layouts found on the web site or the trademarks and trade names, such as “The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster” name and logo, without written permission from Conway Pedersen.

Use of Content
Content in the Visitors Area of The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site may be freely copied and distributed subject to the identification and attribution requirements described below.

Subscribers to The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site, by setting up an account, are able to access web site content not available to visitors. (Please see our privacy policy regarding personal information required to become a subscriber.) In general, this content, for which payment must be received in advance, may be used online or downloaded for personal use, but must not be modified in any way, and not shared except as permitted below. As a subscriber, you agree that your account is for your personal use only and that you will not share your user name and password with any other person. Personal use may extend to the subscriber’s immediate business operating unit (or to members of the subscriber’s household) at the subscriber’s location but not to others in the subscriber’s business at different locations or to another business at the subscriber’s location. As a subscriber, you will not allow others to access The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site, nor provide access to others, using your account information. Conway Pedersen does not permit web site access to multiple users on a network through a single user name and password.

Subscribers are permitted to quote from the Subscriber Area of The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site on a limited basis. Such quotations must be accurate and made within context, must identify The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster as the source, and must be attributed with the following copyright notice: Copyright Conway Pedersen Economics, Inc., Seattle, WA www.economicforecaster.com. Lengthy verbatim quotation is not allowed without permission from Conway Pedersen. None of the web site content may be downloaded or stored for purposes of displaying on any other web site or network. Commercial exploitation of The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site content is prohibited. Conway Pedersen reserves the right to terminate or suspend subscriber access to the web site at any time with or without cause by delivering notice to the subscriber.

Only one designated employee of a public library that subscribes to The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site may access the Subscriber Area. Libraries may not download or copy in any manner any of the Subscriber Area contents. The designated library employee may quote on a limited basis from Subscriber Area contents subject to the identification and attribution requirements described above.

If you have questions about whether a particular use of The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site content is permitted, please contact Conway Pedersen for clarification.

Subscribers agree to immediately notify Conway Pedersen if they become aware of any loss or theft of any user name or password or of any unauthorized use of a user name, password, or web site content.

The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site contains links to other web sites, but Conway Pedersen has no responsibility for the information provided by these linked sites. Links to The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site (other than from search engines) must be to the home page only (www.economicforecaster.com), not to any other page within the web site.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
We attempt to be as accurate as possible with the information presented on The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site. However, all information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Conway Pedersen does not guarantee the accuracy, suitability, adequacy, or completeness of any information or forecast presented on the web site, and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or the results obtained from the use of such information or forecast. Conway Pedersen disclaims all liability for inaccuracies, errors, and omissions in the web site content. In no event will Conway Pedersen be liable for damages of any kind arising from the use of information provided by The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster web site.

Conway Pedersen will not be held liable or deemed to be in default for any delay, interruption, or failure to provide web site service resulting from circumstances beyond its control. Such circumstances include, among other things, equipment or communication line failure, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, severe weather, earthquakes, and strikes or other labor problems.