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Welcome to the website of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. and its affiliates (collectively, “Silver Lake”, “we”, or “us”). Please read the following Terms and Conditions of Website Use (the “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using our website. These Terms and Conditions set forth the legally binding terms and conditions that govern your access to and use of this website (the “Site”) and its contents (collectively, the “Content”). By using the Site, you accept these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Policy for any reason, please do not use this Site.

These Terms and Conditions may be updated or otherwise modified by us at any time. Your continued use of the Site after any such updates or modifications shall constitute your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as updated or modified.


Permitted Uses of Our Site and Content

All Content on our Site is the intellectual property of Silver Lake Management, L.L.C. or other parties and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. We have listed below the permitted uses of our Content. We reserve the right to change the permitted uses at any time.

You may copy and print individual pages of our Site. However, you may not extract, copy, or download a large portion of the Content, such as by a bot, webcrawler, scraper, spider, or other device that “harvests” portions of the Site. Any copies of our Site pages must not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices or other legends. You may not alter or modify the Content in your copies.

You may use and print minimal copies of our Content solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes. Unless you receive our written permission in advance, you may not make more than minimal copies of our Content, exploit any of our Content commercially, forward it as a mass distribution, or post it on another website.


Submissions

We welcome any question, comment, or other content you choose to submit to us through the Site (including through e-mail links). To avoid any misunderstandings, please be advised that we have the right to (and to allow others to) use, copy, and distribute any question, comment, or other content that you submit to us, without compensating or notifying you.

While we make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is secure, we do not guarantee the security of the Site.  Electronic communications can be intercepted by third parties and, accordingly, transmissions to and from this Site may not be secure. Communications to Silver Lake, particularly those containing confidential information, may be sent by mail to the intended recipient at the appropriate office address listed on this Site.


Prohibited Uses of Our Site and Content

Silver Lake has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor this Site for any unauthorized or objectionable conduct and to take all appropriate actions in response, without notice to you. 

By using this Site, you agree that you will not: (a) link to this Site or display this Site as “framed” within another website; (b) violate any law, regulation, rule, or the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or contractual rights of others; (c) attempt to violate the security of this Site or use or gain access to the identities, information, or computers of others through this Site; (d) send through this Site any materials or communications that are unlawful, defamatory, indecent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable in our sole discretion; (e) transmit any virus, worm, time bomb, or similar system interference or corruptant through this Site; or (f) use this Site to engage any other unauthorized or unwelcome online conduct. 

We reserve the right to change or supplement our policies as to the prohibited uses at any time. 

You agree to indemnify Silver Lake and its affiliates and their respective employees, agents, and representatives, and hold them harmless, from and against any and all liabilities, damages, losses, claims, expenses, and fees resulting from or arising out of your violation of these Terms and Conditions.


No Offer or Advice

The Content is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or buy any securities and may not be used or relied upon in connection with any offer or sale of securities. An offer or solicitation will be made only through a final private placement memorandum, subscription agreement, and other related documents with respect to a particular investment opportunity and will be subject to the terms and conditions contained in such documents, including the qualifications necessary to become an investor. 

Silver Lake is not using the Site to provide investment or other advice, and nothing on the Site is to be deemed a recommendation that you buy, sell, or hold any security or other investment or that you pursue any investment style or strategy. If you would like investment, accounting, tax, or legal advice, you should consult with your own advisors with respect to your individual circumstances and needs.

 

Trademarks 

SILVER LAKE®, SILVER LAKE PARTNERS®, SLP™, SILVER LAKE SUMERU®, SUMERU™, SILVER LAKE KRAFTWERK®, KRAFTWERK™, SILVER LAKE WATERMAN™, WATERMAN™, and certain other marks displayed on this Site are trademarks and service marks of Silver Lake. You may not use any of Silver Lake’s trademarks, trade names, or service marks in any manner that creates the impression that such names and marks belong to or are associated with you or your affiliates or are used with Silver Lake’s consent. All other trademarks or service marks on the Site that are not owned by Silver Lake are the properties of their respective owners.

 

Links to Other Websites 

This Site may contain links to, or may be linked from, other websites that are not maintained by us. Silver Lake does not endorse, have any responsibility for, or make any representations about any other websites, including their products, services, contents, communications, and website use policies. Silver Lake expressly disclaims any responsibility for your access to or use of such other websites.

 

Limitations of Liability

You acknowledge and accept that: (1) notwithstanding the reasonable efforts by Silver Lake to avoid technological problems, the Site may not be available, may not function properly, or may have or cause technological problems (including, without limitation, computer malfunction, failure of performance, delays, interruptions, defects, errors, worms, or viruses) from time to time; and (2) notwithstanding any reasonable security precautions that Silver Lake or its designee may take, Silver Lake or its designee can not, and does not, guarantee that the Site will be free of security problems (including, without limitation, unauthorized interception of data or communications). 

The information on the Site speaks only as of the date or dates indicated. While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate information, at times we may not promptly update or correct the Site even if we are aware that it is inaccurate, outdated, or otherwise inappropriate. 

Silver Lake will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, that result from the use of (or the inability to use) this Site, the Content, or a website linked to this Site, including any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction, or from any action that you take or decision you make in reliance on any information contained in the Site. 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained in preceding paragraphs or elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions shall constitute a waiver by you of any of your legal rights under applicable U.S. federal securities laws or any other laws whose applicability is not permitted to be contractually waived.

 

Awards and Rankings 

With respect to the awards described in the Content, it is not known to Silver Lake, nor has Silver Lake investigated, whether the awardees have been rated in any way that would conflict with the awards referenced in the Site. It is possible that a different panel of judges, or a different universe of participants, nominees, or funds, may have achieved different results. There may be other awards for which the awardees were considered but did not receive an award, or other Silver Lake funds that did not receive any awards or make any rankings. The awards or rankings may not be representative of a particular investor’s experience or the future performance of the awardees. There is no guarantee that similar awards or rankings will be obtained by the awardees or any other funds managed by Silver Lake in the future. Notice is provided solely for informational purposes and should not be construed or relied upon as any indication of future performance of Silver Lake or any of its funds or investments.

 

Disclaimer 

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY SILVER LAKE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. Silver Lake does not make, and hereby disclaims, any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or warranties of title or non-infringement, as to the operation of this Site or the information included in this Site. SILVER LAKE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR CORRECT, THAT THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, OR THAT THIS SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

 

International Use 

Silver Lake makes no claims that this Site is appropriate or lawful for use or access outside the United States. Access to this Site from countries or territories where such access is illegal is prohibited. If you access this Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations regarding online conduct and website access. Furthermore, our databases are located in the United States. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.

 

Governing Law / Forum 

These Terms and Conditions are governed by California law. If there is a dispute regarding these Terms and Conditions or your use of our Site, you agree that it shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in or near Menlo Park, California.

 

Confidentiality 

The information contained in the password-protected portion of the website for our limited partners (the “LP Website”) is confidential and is subject to the confidentiality provisions contained in the governing agreements of the relevant entities to which you are a party. As a limited partner of one or more of the Silver Lake funds, or a representative of such a limited partner, you are bound by those confidentiality provisions. By use of the LP Website, you agree that the information relating to Silver Lake funds in which you are not a limited partner is subject to the same confidentiality restrictions that apply to you as a limited partner in any of the Silver Lake funds. The information contained in the LP Website may not be reproduced or redistributed in any manner. 

The information contained in the LP Website may include material non-public information regarding the Silver Lake funds and their underlying portfolio companies. It is a violation of U.S. securities laws for a person in possession of material non-public information concerning an issuer to purchase or sell securities of such issuer or to communicate such information to another person under circumstances in which it is reasonably foreseeable that such person is likely to purchase or sell securities.

 

Password Use, Security, and Notification 

If you have received a password for the LP Website, you acknowledge and agree that we have granted you limited access to specific files pertaining to the relevant Silver Lake funds (the “Approved Information”), and you agree not to attempt to gain access to any computer files other than the Approved Information. You agree that you are responsible for all activities that occur in connection with or arising out of the use of your password. Accordingly, you agree to take all reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of your password and not to allow any other person to use your password or gain access to the LP Website. You agree to notify Silver Lake immediately if you become aware of any disclosure, loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your password. 

If you have not received a password for the LP Website, you agree that you will not attempt to gain access to computer files in the LP Website.

 

Termination 

Silver Lake may terminate your access to this Site for any reason, without prior notice.

 

Important Information Regarding the Relationships Among the Silver Lake Funds 

The primary investment focus of the Silver Lake Partners strategy is to invest in large-scale companies within the technology, technology-enabled, and related growth industries. The primary investment focus of the Silver Lake Sumeru strategy is to invest in middle market companies within the technology, technology-enabled, and related growth industries. The primary investment focus of the Silver Lake Kraftwerk strategy is to invest in technology innovators in the energy and resource sectors. The primary investment focus of the Silver Lake Waterman strategy is to provide debt capital to private, later-stage, pre-IPO technology companies. 

Not only do Silver Lake Partners, Silver Lake Sumeru, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, and Silver Lake Waterman have distinct primary investment objectives, but they also have largely different teams of investment professionals. The portfolio companies mentioned with respect to any strategy are only a representative sampling. Please see the Portfolio page for a complete list of each strategy’s portfolio companies.

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