Terms Of Use

By accessing this website ("the Site") or by accessing any content found on this website or digital application version of of this website (each a “Digital Application”), you are entering into an agreement with The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited ("EIU") and agree to the terms that follow. The Site is owned and operated by EIU.

The Economist Intelligence Unit and EIU are trading names of:

The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited
Registered in England and Wales. No.

Registered office:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Use of EIU Content
  • Registration, Passwords and Responsibilities
  • Fees and Payments
  • User-Created Content
  • Privacy Policy and Cookies info
  • Changes to the Site
  • Gift Vouchers
  • Liability and Indemnity
  • Force Majeure
  • Miscellaneous
  • Term and Termination
  • Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms were last updated on 28 June 2012.

Intellectual Property
The contents and design of the Site, any Digital Application and any material e-mailed to you or otherwise supplied to you in conjunction with the Site and/or a Digital Application (such contents, design and materials being collectively referred to as the "EIU Content"), is copyright of EIU and its licensors. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trade marks (such as "Economist Intelligence Unit" name and logo or other trade names appearing on the Site) for any reason without written permission from EIU. The software that operates the Site and all Digital Applications is proprietary software and you may not use it except as expressly allowed under these Terms. You may not copy, reverse engineer, modify or otherwise deal with the software.

Use of EIU Content
All EIU Content is strictly for personal, non-commercial use only.
You may retrieve and display EIU Content from Site on a computer screen or mobile device, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on your computer or mobile device for your personal, non-commercial use. You may use Digital Applications only on devices for which they were intended. Except as expressly permitted above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any EIU Content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of the restrictions in the previous sentence, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from EIU:

  • reproduce or store in or transmit to any other website, newsgroup, mailing list, electronic bulletin board, server or other storage device connected to a network or regularly or systematically store in electronic or print form, all or any part of the EIU Content; or
  • modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit all or any part of the EIU Content (including as part of any library, archive or similar service) without the prior written consent of EIU; or
  • remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of EIU Content made under these Terms.

Any use of EIU Content not specifically permitted above is expressly prohibited. Requests for permission for other uses may be sent to the Rights and Syndication department, 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ, and may be subject to a fee. 

Privacy Policy and Cookies info
EIU respects your privacy. For more information on how EIU uses cookies and to manage your preferences see Cookies info. By visiting our website with cookies enabled, you agree to the use of cookies as explained in Cookies info.

Changes to the Site
EIU reserves the right, in its discretion and at any time, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove portions of EIU Content available on the Site and/or on a Digital Application at any time and to restrict the use and accessibility of the Site.

Liability and Indemnity
All EIU Content and services are provided ‘as is’. You indemnify us.
Although we endeavour to ensure the high quality and accuracy of the Site and Digital Applications, EIU makes no warranty, express or implied concerning EIU Content, any Digital Application, the Site or any software that are made available through the Site (the " Services"), which are provided "as is". EIU expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and warranties of merchantability. In no event will EIU, its affiliates, agents, suppliers or licensors be liable for direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) that may arise directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the Services, even if EIU has been advised of the possibility that such damages may arise. EIU does not guarantee the accuracy, EIU Content, or timeliness of the Services or that they are free from viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties.
In no event will any liability of EIU or its affiliates, agents, suppliers and licensors to you (and/or any third party) that may arise out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) in any way connected with the Services or in breach of these Terms by EIU exceed the amount, if any, paid by you to EIU for the particular Service to which the claim relates.
Upon EIU's request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless EIU, its affiliates, agents, suppliers and licensors from any claims and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any breach of these Terms by you or your use of any Services.

Force Majeure
EIU will not be held responsible for circumstances beyond its control.
EIU, its affiliates and its information providers will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of EIU Content that may result directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its or their reasonable control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labour problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.
Additional Terms apply to your use of EIU Content.
Changes to these Terms. EIU may, in its discretion, change these Terms (including those that relate to your use of the Site, Digital Applications and/or EIU Content). Whenever the Terms are changed, EIU will notify you by e-mail or by publishing the revised terms on the website. If you use the Site and/or a Digital Application after EIU has published or notified you of the changes, you are agreeing to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by those changes, you should not use the Site or a Digital Application any further after they are published. Access to certain EIU Content may be subject to additional terms and conditions.
Advertising, Third Party Content and other Websites. Parts of the Site and/or Digital Applications may contain advertising or other third party content. Advertisers and other content providers are responsible for ensuring that such material complies with international and national law. EIU is not responsible for any third party content or error, or for any omission or inaccuracy in any advertising material. The Site and/or Digital Applications may also contain links to other websites. EIU is not responsible for the availability of these websites or their content.
Assignment of Agreement. This agreement is personal to you and your rights and obligations under these Terms may not be assigned, sub-licensed or otherwise transferred. This agreement may be assigned to a third party by EIU.
Non-Waiver. No delay or omission on the part of either party in requiring performance by the other party of its obligations will operate as a waiver of any right.
Notices. Notices to EIU must be given in writing, by letter, and sent to 25 St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1HG (for the attention of the Group General Counsel).
Severability/Survival/Statute of Limitations. If any provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, such will not render all the Terms unenforceable or invalid. Rather, the Terms will then be read and construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision(s) are not contained therein. Any cause of action of yours with respect to these Terms must be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction in London, England, within one year after the cause of action has arisen, or such cause will be barred, invalid and void.
Whole Agreement. Save as expressly referred to herein, any representation, warranty, term or condition not expressly set out in these Terms shall not apply.
Headings. Headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal meaning or effect, nor shall they be taken into account in interpreting these Terms.

Term and Termination
EIU may terminate or suspend your access to EIU Content at any time.
EIU may, in its discretion, terminate or suspend your access to and/or use of all or part of the Site and/or a Digital Application (including any EIU Content) with or without cause by delivering notice to you.
These rights of termination are in addition to all other rights and remedies available to EIU under these Terms or by law.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
For the exclusive benefit of EIU, EIU shall also retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence or, where these Terms are entered into in the course of your trade or profession, the country of your principal place of business.