Terms of Use

TERMS of USE
We welcome you to our web and social media sites and appreciate your use of them for our mutual business purposes. We seek to maintain the integrity and usefulness of our sites. In that regard, the rules and protections set forth in these Terms of Use govern our sites.

BY USING ANY OF OUR WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA SITES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

1. Purpose

DST Systems (“us” or “we”) provides the information in our sites for informational purposes only and may alter it at any time. We do not guarantee the information for timeliness, accuracy, or completeness.

2. System Requirements

You may contact us at webmaster@dstsystems.com to ascertain which browsers our sites generally support, as well as which hardware and features will allow you optimum use and performance of our sites.

3. Copyright and Trademark

© DST Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Our trademarks and service marks and those of third parties used in our sites are the property of their respective owners. Copyrights and all similar rights in certain material presented on our sites, including graphical images, are owned by us. Publication of materials on the site does not constitute the placement of such materials in the public domain. By making our sites available to you, we do not grant you any express or implied rights or licenses under any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other proprietary or intellectual property rights.

4. Limited Permission to Use Content

  • You may (have a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to) print, copy, and transmit our site content (but not the content of third parties) for personal, non-commercial use.
  • You must obtain prior written permission from us to print, copy, or transmit our site content for business use, and the permission we give you will be under a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license.
  • On all permitted printing, copying, or transmitting of site content, you must include or refer to the copyright or proprietary notices in our site.
  • Except with respect to your own postings as allowed on any of our sites designed to be interactive, you may not alter in any way the format and contents of the information on our sites.
  • You may not create derivative works of our sites or their contents without our prior written permission.

5. Links and Mirroring

Establishing links or connections to any of our sites from any other site for any purpose is expressly prohibited without our prior express written consent. You may not mirror any content of our sites on another site or in any other media.

Our references on our sites or links to or from our sites to any other entity’s site are provided for convenience only and do not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any products or services offered by such entity, nor do such links constitute our endorsement, referral, or recommendation.

6. Warranty Disclaimer and Exclusion

WE AND OUR AFFILIATES AND AGENTS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITES AND THEIR CONTENTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
WE AND OUR AFFILIATES AND AGENTS DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE OF OUR SITES OR THEIR CONTENTS. OUR SITES AND ALL SUCH CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”
INFORMATION ON OUR SITES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR OTHER COMMITMENT BY US OR OUR AFFILIATES OR AGENTS WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DESCRIBED ON OUR SITES.

7. Exclusion of Damages

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER ACTUAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OUR SITES OR ANY OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM OUR SITES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

EXCLUDED DAMAGES INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS AS WELL AS DAMAGES ARISING FROM LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR THE RISKS OF THE STOCK MARKET.

THIS WAIVER OF LIABILITY/EXCLUSION APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORIES.

8. Your Responsibility for Use of Our Sites

  • You should consult your own advisors for legal, financial, or other professional advice. The information provided through our sites is not a substitute for such advice. You bear all risks associated with the use of any content that is posted on our sites.
  • You must not use any of our sites in a manner that disrupts the purposes of the site; that may be illegal, offensive, hostile, maliciously false, fraudulent, defamatory, or libelous; that may violate the privacy rights, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, service marks, or intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; or that may cause functional harm to the site or disrupt our security.
  • By using any of our sites, you agree to indemnify us and our affiliates and agents for our respective damages and expenses, including attorney’s fees, related to your use of the site and its content, to the content you post if the site is interactive, or your breach of these Terms of Use or applicable law or obligations.
    If our site allows and accepts your postings or is otherwise interactive, then you are responsible for reviewing and understanding Section 10 below.
  • By using any of our sites, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, whether US or international, including without limitation all laws pertaining to the exportation of technical data from the United States.
  • You will not use our sites to sell, assign, rent, lease, act like a service bureau, or grant rights to any other person or entity.

9. Administration of Our Sites

  • We track and store log files (IP addresses and domain names for visitors, last site visited before our site, aggregate information on what pages are accessed or visited and how often, and the kind of tools each visitor views our site with). These log files are delivered to a third-party service provider, who processes the raw data and turns it into statistical reports for our use. Domain names are not linked to any personally identifiable information such as an email address. We also track and store information you specifically provide us through your website visit (for instance, by completing a web form).
  • We use cookies (data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive to store information such as, for example, what websites, pages, or advertisements your browser has accessed).
  • Should any user of any of our sites or viewer of its content communicate with us through or about the site or its content, we shall have no obligation to respond to such communication.
  • We host both interactive and non-interactive sites, and whether DST’s Privacy Policy in Section 11 applies depends on the type of site.
  • If you are using a company site that does not host and display user content, DST’s Privacy Policy in Section 11 does apply, and we do not share with third parties the information you send to us through the site except as described in that section or as allowed in our performance of services for you.

10. User Content Posted on Our Interactive Sites

  • DST’s Privacy Policy does not apply to any of our sites that host or display user content. We may consider the content you post on such sites to be non-confidential and useable by us for any purpose unless we and you otherwise agree in writing.
  • Any user who posts content to one of our interactive sites grants us a perpetual, exclusive, unrestricted, non-revocable, royalty-free license to use, print, publish, sell, copy, distribute, make derivative works of and license others to use such content in any form or medium.
  • We may, but are not required to, monitor user content.
  • We reserve the fullest rights to edit or remove your content from, or terminate your access to, any of our sites for any reason, without prior notification to you.
  • You are responsible for all user content that you “post” (for example, upload, display, submit or otherwise transmit) to any of our sites.
  • You shall not harvest user data, modify site content or others’ postings, impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or disclose the confidential or proprietary information of others.
  • You agree to post only user content that you created or developed or that you have permission or authorization to post.
  • You bear all risks associated with the use by anyone of content you post on any of our sites.

11. Privacy Policy

DST Systems, Inc. appreciates your concerns about the privacy of personal information that you provide to us through this website. This site may be accessed through the World Wide Web and is provided to you as a service to view information about DST Systems. You can “connect” with DST, and accordingly, this policy explains what information may be collected and shared.

Agreement
By using the DST Systems website or any accounts linked to this site, you consent to use and disclosure of information about you as outlined in this policy. Other DST Companies or affiliates may have different online privacy policies; to view the privacy policy for a specific online product or service, please click on the Privacy link for that site.

Privacy of Information Given by You
If you do provide personal information about yourself, we may disclose that information within our corporate enterprise or to third-party affiliates.

You may need to forward personal information to DST to contact us or apply for a job, and in that case, all or part of your information may be sent to the appropriate internal and/or third-party resources. Information may be sent to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf may have access to your information as required to perform their jobs. Examples include companies that host our job resume posting system. These companies – our vendors – are contractually bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide.

We may also disclose your personal information if we have received your permission beforehand or in special circumstances, such as when we believe that law requires such disclosure:

  1. We may disclose that information to unaffiliated third parties in order to respond to your inquiries, to provide services to you, to provide you with information concerning products and services that we offer, or to prevent or investigate fraud, illegal activity or misuse of this website.
  2. We may also disclose that information to unaffiliated third parties for other purposes if we have notified you in advance and you have not objected, you have requested or authorized us to do so, or we are required to do so by law.
  3. If you wish to modify or unsubscribe to marketing communications, you can opt out of our email communications here.

Information Collected Through Cookies and Similar Technologies
Certain technologies, called “cookies,” can be used to provide tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which your browser may then store on your system to help navigate the site. DST may use these types of cookies without your consent.

Other pages on the site may set cookies to collect aggregate usage information that we use to improve how the site works. Cookies may also be used on our site to remember certain choices you make, such as your geographical region, your user name, or other personalization or customization. We use these cookies to improve your user experience so we can better serve you when you return to our site. DST will consider your use of the website as your consent for DST to set these types of cookies.

DST may work with select third-party partners who set cookies to serve you DST-related content, including DST advertisements, on their sites or elsewhere on the Internet, based on your prior visits to our site. DST also sets cookies that look at your preferences when you use the website so that DST may offer you tailored marketing collateral, such as white papers, that you may be interested in. You may need to enable use of these kinds of cookies via the mechanism provided by DST for these cookies to work. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your system.

For more information, please refer to user information provided with your web browser. At this time, we do not respond to browser “do not track” signals, but we do provide you the option to opt out of behavioral advertising. To learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website or Digital Advertising Alliance website. If you disable cookies, some site functionality may be limited.

Our websites may contain links to third-party sites (including social media bookmarking buttons). Please review the cookie policies of these sites to understand how they may use cookies and your information.

Questions or Comments
If you have any additional concerns or questions, you may contact DST’s Chief Privacy Officer if needed at DSTPrivacyOfficer@dstsystems.com or by phone at 816.435.8677.

12. Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use will be governed by the laws of the state where we are incorporated, without regard to conflicts of law principles. These Terms of Use and any additional user terms and conditions posted on the web or social media site you are using collectively constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the site. Otherwise, communications or content on any of our sites do not create a binding agreement among you and us or among any participants on the site.