Security and Privacy

Terms of Use Policy

Last Updated: May 15, 2015

Welcome to AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.’s (Company, we or us) website.  The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporated by reference, including the Website Privacy Policy (collectively, these Terms of Use), govern your access to and use of AmTrust’s website, including any content, functionality and services such as AmTrust Online, whether as a guest, or as a registered user.
 
Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use this website. By using this website you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Website Privacy Policy incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Website Privacy Policy, you must not access or use this website.
 
This website is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. By using this website, you represent that you are of legal age. If you do not meet these requirements, please do not access or use this website.

Changes to the Terms of Use
Accessing this website and account security
Intellectual Property Rights
Trademarks
Prohibited uses
Reliance on information posted
Changes to this website
Information about you and your visits to this website
Linking to this website and social media features
Links from this website
Notice to persons accessing this website outside the United States
Disclaimer of Warranties
Limitation on Liability
Indemnification
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Arbitration
Waiver and Severability
Entire agreement
Your comments and concerns

Changes to the Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion.  All changes are effective immediately when posted, and apply to all access to and use of this website thereafter.  However, any changes to the dispute resolution and arbitration  provisions set forth in the Governing Law and Jurisdiction section will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice on or prior to the date the change is posted on this website.
 
Your continued use of this website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. Your continued use of this website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check these Terms of Use periodically for updates.

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Accessing this website and account security

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this website, and any service or material provided on this website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason, all or any part of, this website is unavailable at any time or for any period.  From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of this website, or the entire website, to users who are guests or registered users.
 
You are responsible for:
  • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to this website.
  • Ensuring that all persons who access this website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them. 
To access this website or some of the resources it offers (such as the AmTrust Online), you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of this website that all the information you provide on this website is correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this website or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on this website, is governed by our Website Privacy Policy available on this website, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Website Privacy Policy.
 
You must treat user names, passwords or any other piece of information that is part of our security process as confidential.  You must not disclose user names, passwords and other security related information to any unauthorized person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is established for a specific person or entity, and you agree not to provide any unauthorized person or entity with access to this website or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your user name, password or other personal information.
 
We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

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Intellectual Property Rights

This website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned or licensed by the Company, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
 
These Terms of Use contemplate authorized commercial use of this website by guests and registered users. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on our website, except as follows:
  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials;
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement purposes;
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of this website for your own use, and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution;
  • If we provide desktop, mobile or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own use, provided you agree to be bound by our terms and conditions for such applications; and
Where we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.
You must not:
  • Modify copies of any materials from this website;
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text; or
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site. 
If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of this website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use this website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials made or copied by you. No right, title or interest in or to this website or any content on this website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company. Any use of this website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other property laws.

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Trademarks

The Company name, the terms, the AmTrust logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors or are licensed by the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company or licensor. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Prohibited uses

You may use this website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use this website:
  • 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);
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personal information or otherwise;
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these Terms of Use;
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any "junk mail", "chain letter" or "spam" or any other similar solicitation;
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or user names associated with any of the foregoing); and
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of this website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of this website or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
  • Use this website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party's use of this website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through this website;
  • Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access this Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on this website;
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on this website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of this website;
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material or routines that are malicious or technologically harmful;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of this website, the server on which this website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to this website;
  • Attack this website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; and
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website. 
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through this Website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY THE COMPANY/ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE COMPANY/SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

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Reliance on information posted

The information presented on or through this website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to this Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
 
This website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

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Changes to this website

We may update the content on this website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on this Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. 

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Information about you and your visits to this website

All information we collect on this website is subject to our Website Privacy Policy.  By using this website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Website Privacy Policy. 

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Linking to this 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. To obtain such consent please send your request.
 
This website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
  • Link from your own or certain third party websites to certain content on this website;
  • Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this website; or
  • Cause limited portions of content on this 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 this website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site;
  • Link to any part of this website other than the homepage; or
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this website that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use. 
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. 

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Links from this website

If this website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

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Notice to persons accessing this website outside of the United States

If you reside outside the U.S., any information you provide to us on this website may be transferred out of your country and into the U.S. If you do not want your personal information to leave your country, do not provide the information to us. By providing personal information to us, you explicitly consent to the transfer of your information to the U.S. Personal information collected on this website may be stored and processed in the U.S. or any other country in which the Company or its affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities.
 
If you have any comments or concerns regarding this notice, please send us a message.

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Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or this website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data.
 
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL OR ROUTINE THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
 
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THIS WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
 
THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
 
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

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Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
 
SOME JURISDICTIONS DISALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES (OTHER THAN AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN CASES INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY) EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

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Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns 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 of Use or your use of this website, including, but not limited to, any use of the Website's content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from this website.

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Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to this website and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or this website shall be instituted exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the City of New York. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

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Arbitration

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of the website will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.
 
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of these Terms as a court would.
 
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., Attn: Legal Department.  The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1.800.778.7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules.  You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed location.
 
WE EACH AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. IF FOR ANY REASON A CLAIM PROCEEDS IN COURT RATHER THAN IN ARBITRATION WE EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. WE ALSO BOTH AGREE THAT YOU OR WE MAY BRING SUIT IN COURT TO ENJOIN INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER MISUSE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.

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Waiver and Severability

No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall 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 the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
 
If any provision of these Terms of Use 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 these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect. 

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Entire agreement

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to this website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to this website. 

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Your comments and concerns

To submit any notices of copyright infringement claims, feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the website, please email us.

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