Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the Hudson Institute website. By accessing or using this site in any way, you consent to these Terms of Use, and any posted changes.

Disclaimer: This website includes material from many authors and sources, including links to other websites. Whether or not the authors of these materials are affiliated with Hudson Institute, the views conveyed are the author’s own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Hudson Institute, its trustees, officers, employees, affiliates, or funders.

Privacy: Hudson Institute is committed to protecting the information it gathers about individual users. Our website will only collect personal information when you submit the information voluntarily by sending us an e-mail, submitting an online job application, registering for an event, subscribing to our newsletter or other mailing lists, or making a donation. We will only use the information you provide to respond to your specific request, unless you “opt-in” to receive additional communications from Hudson Institute. With each communication you will have the opportunity to “unsubscribe” from our electronic mailing lists. Hudson will not share personal information you give us without your express permission unless required by subpoena, court order, or other legal process, or to report suspected unlawful activities to law enforcement personnel. See “Security” and “Third Party Services,” below, for further related information.

Tracking Data: When you visit the Hudson Institute website, we automatically aggregate and store certain information, such as IP address, domain name, browser, date and time, and pages visited, so that we can track the use of our website and make improvements. Such information is never used to identify or contact you personally. We may also use “cookies,” small pieces of information sent to your browser to track usage patterns and traffic trends, in order to customize the content you see. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information, but you may change your browser settings to refuse cookies if you prefer – though doing so may limit the site’s ability to respond to certain instructions.

Security: Any information you submit to our website will be encrypted via SSL certificate to maximize safety and security. However, we cannot guarantee complete security of information transmitted via the Internet. Any transmission of personal information to or through our site is at your own risk. Hudson Institute is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on this website.

Third Party Services: Hudson Institute uses third-party services to process credit card and other order-fulfillment transactions through our site. We may share information you provide with such third parties as necessary to complete those transactions. We make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that these third parties will not use your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than the fulfillment of your order.

Proprietary Rights and Limited License: All material on this website – including, without limitation, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, design, and software – is the exclusive property of Hudson Institute, its content suppliers, or other third parties, and is protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights. You are strictly prohibited from copying, downloading, printing, displaying, distributing, transmitting, selling, making derivative use of, gathering, mining or extracting data, or exploiting for commercial purposes any material on this website, except as follows: You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to access and print for personal use discrete material from this site solely for non-commercial purposes.

Prohibited Uses: The following uses of Hudson Institute’s website – and any material it presents – are strictly prohibited: any purpose that is unlawful, or that could interfere with any other party’s use or enjoyment of the site; use of spiders, robots, or other technologies to collect e-mail addresses; and unauthorized attempts to alter or modify anything on the website. Any such unauthorized use – and any other use in violation of the Terms of Use outlined on this page – will automatically terminate your permission to access or use this website.

Links to Third Party Sites: We may provide links to third party-websites as a convenience to users of our website. Hudson Institute does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any such site, or the privacy or security of any information you or anyone else provide to them. The inclusion of a link on our website does not imply Hudson Institute’s endorsement, recommendation, or approval of any third-party site, any material posted on or available through that site, or that site’s sponsors.

Amazon Services LLC Associates Program: Hudson Institute offers website users the opportunity to purchase publications through Amazon.com in conjunction with the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. That program enables organizations such as Hudson Institute to earn fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com products. Amazon.com’s own policies apply to any transaction completed through that site.

No Liability: As described above, Hudson Institute makes regular and reasonable efforts to protect its website and website visitors from privacy and technical threats. Hudson Institute is nevertheless unable to warrant that this site, its servers, or e-mail sent from Hudson Institute will always remain free of viruses or other harmful elements. Hudson Institute therefore cannot and will not be liable for damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages.

Governing Law: Any dispute arising under or relating in any way to these Terms of Use or the Hudson Institute website shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, USA, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.