Terms of Use

 

Effective Date: October 5, 2015

Last Revised: October 22, 2019

General

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. Your access and use of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (“FHLB,” “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”) website at https://fhlbcin.com (the “site”) is governed by these Terms of Use (the “Terms”) and our Privacy Policy. They apply to all materials, online communications, and other information that is or becomes available on the site. If you have or obtain access to the “Members” section of our site, you will also be governed by the Members’ Terms of Use and agreements.

BY ACCESSING AND USING OUR SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THIS AGREEMENT AND SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND ACCEPT THEM IN FULL. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE ON YOUR OWN BEHALF (REFERRED TO THROUGHOUT THE TERMS AS “YOU”) THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAX AND TARIFF LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND/OR DIRECTIVES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE.

Disclaimers

This site includes information from a variety of sources and includes information that is subject to change without notice. Some of the information displayed changes rapidly and may change many times per day. The accuracy and timeliness of the data is subject to delays in connectivity across the internet and your systems. While we desire that the information provided on this site is as accurate as possible, it is the sole responsibility of the user to confirm the accuracy of all information contained on this site. FHLB will not be responsible for any inaccuracies. Accordingly, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefully of this information at any particular time. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. FHLB disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such content by you or any other visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Any information you provide or that is collected by FHLB through the site shall be handled in accordance with the site’s Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through use of this site is done at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download or use of such material.

Use of the internet is solely at your own risk. We are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the internet. You assume all risk involved in transmitting information or files to or from this site and must make your own determinations as to these matters.

No information contained on this site should be construed as investment or credit advice or solicitation or for calculating the timing or amount of any investments or payments on debt securities or any other related information.

The terms and conditions related to FHLB’s products and services are governed by various agreements between the FHLB and its members as well as certain FHLB policies, procedures and regulations. In the event of inconsistencies between the material contained on this site and such agreements, policies, procedures and regulations, such agreements, policies, procedures and regulations shall govern.

Use of the Website

FHLB grants you a non-exclusive right to access and use the site and the data, material, content, or information herein (collective, the “Content”) solely for your personal use. Your right to access and use the site shall be limited to non-commercial purposes unless you are otherwise expressly authorized by FHLB to use the site for commercial purposes. You agree to use the site only for lawful purposes, comply with all rules governing any transactions on and through the site, and comply with applicable laws.

Termination and Restriction of Access

The FHLB, at its sole discretion, reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue this site (or any part of it) with or without notice, temporarily or permanently. You agree that FHLB shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of this site.

Copyright, Trademarks and Intellectual Property

The site and Content are protected by copyrights, trademarks, or are subject to other proprietary rights. Accordingly, you are not permitted to use the site or Content in any manner, except as expressly permitted by FHLB in these Terms. Except where otherwise expressly noted or designated on the site, all content on this site, including the name Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, its logo and graphics, are the sole and exclusive property of the FHLB. No portion of the site, in whole or in part, may be used or produced in any form or method without prior written permission from FHLB. The FHLB does not permit the use of its name, graphics or logos in advertising or as an endorsement for any product, service or commercial purpose without its prior written approval. The material on this site may be used for noncommercial informational purposes only.

The site or Content may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, performed, or distributed in any way, and you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, or create derivatives with the express written consent of FHLB or applicable owner.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for complying with the applicable restrictions on use of all Content, copyrighted materials, and trademarks that you see, hear, and use on the site. You understand that any unauthorized use of such intellectual property would result in irreparable injury for which money damages would be inadequate. You further acknowledge that, in the event of any such unauthorized use, FHLB or the applicable intellectual property owner will have the right, in addition to other remedies available at law and in equity, to immediate injunctive relief to prevent any such unauthorized use.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the site:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without prior written consent, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation.
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate FHLB, an FHLB employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the site, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the site or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the site, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the site.
  • Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the site.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the site or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the site.
  • Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the site, the server on which the site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the site.
  • Attack the site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site.

No Warranties

ALTHOUGH FHLB ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION, NAMES, IMAGES, PICTURES, LOGOS, ICONS, DOCUMENTS AND MATERIALS ON OUR SITE, ALL INFORMATION MADE ACCESSIBLE BY SOFTWARE USED ON THIS SITE OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO OTHER THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “WHERE IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY OR TITLE. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FHLB AND ITS THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE OR UNLAWFUL CONDUCT OF OTHER THIRD PARTIES OR USERS OF THE SITE AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. NEITHER THE FHLB, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES NOR AGENTS, MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION, ENDORSEMENT OR WARRANTY THAT ANY CONTENT IS COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR SUITABLE FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT FHLB, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TERMINATION, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICES, DELAYS, ERRORS, FAILURES OF PERFORMANCE, DEFECTS, LINE FAILURES, OR OMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEBSITE OR YOUR USE THEREOF. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST THE COMPANY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT IS TO CEASE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE CONTENT.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE FHLB, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER UNDER A CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY PARTY’S USE OF THE SITE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, LOSS OF DATA, COMPUTER VIRUS, LINE SYSTEM FAILURE, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE RELATED TO THIS SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OPERATED BY ANY THIRD PARTY OR ANY CONTENTS OF THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE, EVEN IF FHLB IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THIS LIMITATION OF DAMAGES, AND ACCORDINGLY, THIS PROVISION MIGHT NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless FHLB and its affiliates, licensors, and service providers from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of the site, including, but not limited to, any use of the Content, services, or products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms or your use of any information obtained from the site.

Links

FHLB from time to time may establish links between this site and other third-party websites unrelated to the FHLB or this site. FHLB is not responsible and has no control over other such websites, including content, security, functionality, terms of use and policies of the linked sites. FHLB provides these links as an additional resource and does not endorse the companies which own, control, or manage the linked sites. Such links also do not constitute an endorsement by FHLB of views expressed or products or services offered by or through any linked sites.

Linking to the Website and Social Media Features

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.

The site may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the website.
  • Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the website.
  • Cause limited portions of content on the website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us, and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed on any other site by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking. Link to any part of the website other than the homepage.
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on the website that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms.

The site from which you are linking, or on which you make certain content accessible, must comply in all respects with the Content Standards set out in these Terms.

You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

Geographic Restrictions

The owner of the site is based in the State of Ohio, U.S.A.. Access to the site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Governing Law

Any disputes arising out of or related to the use of this site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, U.S.A., without regard to principles of conflicts of law. The courts located in Hamilton County, Ohio shall have the exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any dispute arising out of or relating to your use of this site.

Arbitration

At its sole discretion, FHLB may require you to submit any disputes arising from use of the site, or breach of these Terms, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying Ohio law. By using the site, you hereby consent to submission of any dispute to be final and binding arbitration.

Limitation on Time to File Claims

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Assignability, Waiver, and Severability

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and FHLB as a result of these Terms or use of the site. You may not assign these terms without the prior written consent of FHLB in all instances. FHLB may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time. FHLB’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms is in derogation of FHLB’s right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the site or information provided to or gathered by FHLB with respect to such use.

Our waiver of any term or condition set forth in these Terms shall not be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of FHLB to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

The Terms and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and FHLB with respect to the site and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the site.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about the Terms and our practices, contact us at info@fhlbcin.com.