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Silver Lake Terms of Use

Last Updated: April 6, 2022

These Silver Lake Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” apply to the Internet sites of Silver Lake Technology Management, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“Silver Lake” or “we”), including www.silverlake.com, all sites hosted within or associated with that domain, and any other affiliated sites that we operate on which these Terms of Use are posted (collectively, the “Site”). Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) carefully before using the Site. These Terms of Use set forth the legally binding terms and conditions that govern your access to and use of the Site, including all materials, information, and content thereon (collectively, the “Content”). By visiting the Site, you accept, and agree to be bound by, these Terms of Use. We may update the Site or these Terms of Use at any time without notice. Any update to these Terms of Use will be effective upon posting the modified version of these Terms of Use on the Site. We encourage you to periodically consult these Terms of Use to learn about any modifications thereof and updates thereto. Your continued use of the Site after any such modifications or updates to these Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of these Terms of Use as modified or updated. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use for any reason, please discontinue your access and use of the Site.

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, you can write us at Website Inquiry c/o Legal and Compliance, Silver Lake, 2775 Sand Hill Road, Suite 100, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Uses of Our Site and Content

We have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Site for any unauthorized or objectionable conduct and to take all appropriate actions in response, without notice to you. We have listed below the permitted and prohibited uses of our Site and the Content.

You may copy, download, and print individual pages of our Site for your own personal use and not for any commercial use or purpose. You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices or other legends from any such pages. You may not alter or modify the Content in your copies.  In no event may you (i) 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, (ii) make more than a few copies of a given page of the Site or copy a substantial portion of the Site or any Content, or (iii) engage in any commercial exploitation of any of our Content, or post it elsewhere on the Internet.

You may not (and may not encourage others to) attempt to violate the security of this Site or use or gain access to the identities, information, or computers of others, through this Site or use the Site to violate any law or regulation or the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity, or contractual rights of others.

Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property

SILVER LAKE®, SILVER LAKE PARTNERS®, SLP®, SILVER LAKE ALPINE™, SLA™, SILVER LAKE LONG TERM CAPITAL™, LTC™, SILVER LAKE SUMERU®, SUMERU®, SLS™, SILVER LAKE KRAFTWERK®, SLK™, SILVER LAKE WATERMAN™, SLW™, and certain other marks or logos displayed on the Site are trademarks and service marks of and owned by Silver Lake or other parties, who may or may not be affiliated with Silver Lake. You may not use any of those or any other Silver Lake 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 trademarks or service marks on the Site that are not owned by Silver Lake are the property of their respective owners. You may not use any such trademarks or service marks without the permission of their respective owners. All Content included on the Site is owned by Silver Lake or other parties, and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property law.

No Offer or Advice

The Content included on the Site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or buy any securities, financial instruments, investments, or other services of Silver Lake or any entity, and may not be used or relied upon in connection with any offer or sale of securities, financial instruments, investments, or other services. 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 utilizing the Site to provide investment or other advice, and nothing on the Site is to be deemed a recommendation that you buy, sell, hold, or make any other security or investment decision.  The Site and its Content should not be relied upon for the purpose of making or communicating investment or other decisions nor construed as investment, legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice. To obtain such advice, you should consult with your own professional advisor.  Any transactions listed on the Site are included as representative transactions and are not necessarily reflective of overall performance. 

Not Advertising or Marketing Material

The Content on the Site is for informational purposes only and is not, and should not be considered as, an offer to provide investment advisory services with regard to securities to any person or entity.

Forward Looking Statements

The Content on the Site may contain forward­-looking statements that are based on beliefs, assumptions, current expectations, estimates, and projections about the financial industry, the economy, Silver Lake itself or its investments. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, likelihood, and degree of occurrence. Therefore, actual results and outcomes may materially differ from what may be expressed or forecasted in such forward­-looking statements. Furthermore, Silver Lake undertakes no obligation to update, amend, or clarify forward­-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.  

Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results

Any performance-related Content on the Site is exclusively an indication of past performance. Silver Lake makes no representation that any investment or transaction will result in profits or losses similar to those achieved in the past, or that significant losses will be avoided. Certain companies represent past and present investments made by multiple Silver Lake Funds which may have different strategies, including with respect to degree of governance or involvement by Silver Lake. Some information herein may reflect our strategic principles and historic performance from which we have developed general theses, but there is no guarantee that historical trends will continue into the future or that our strategy and principles will ultimately prove to be correct.

Links to Other Websites

The 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 control over, or make any representations about, any other websites, including their products and services, content, communications, and website use policies. If you access or follow links to websites not affiliated or controlled by us, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other user agreements of all such websites that you visit as such terms and conditions, policies, and agreements will govern your access and use of those websites. We do not guarantee and are not responsible for the privacy or security of these sites, including the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of their information. Silver Lake expressly disclaims any responsibility for your access to or use of such other websites.

Disclaimers

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. You expressly understand that Silver Lake does not make and hereby disclaims all express and implied warranties, representations, and endorsements , including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and warranties of title and non-infringement, as to the operation of the Site or the CONTENT. SILVER LAKE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT SUCH CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR CORRECT, THAT THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, OR THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

You acknowledge and accept that: (1) 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) Silver Lake or its designee cannot, and does not, guarantee that the Site will be free of security problems (including, without limitation, unauthorized interception of data or communications).

All Content available on or through the Site is only as of the date indicated.  Although we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate information, Silver Lake undertakes no obligation to, and at times we may not promptly, update or correct the Site even if we are aware that it is inaccurate, outdated or otherwise inappropriate, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Limitation of Liability

Silver Lake and its affiliates and all of their respective officers, directors, managers, partners, members, shareholders, employees, affiliates, representatives, licensors, and agents will not be liable hereunder for any direct or indirect damages or injury, including but not limited to special, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages (whether in an action in contract or tort or under statute), that result from the access to or use of (or the inability to access or use) the Site and its Content, or a website to which the Site links, 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. IN NO EVENT WILL SILVER LAKE’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU, DIRECT OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS (USD $100). 

THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES IN THIS SECTION, IN WHICH CASE SILVER LAKE’S LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained in preceding paragraphs or elsewhere in these Terms of Use 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.

 Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Silver Lake and its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, managers, partners, members, shareholders, employees, affiliates, and agents from any and all liabilities, damages, losses, claims, expenses, and fees resulting from your access or use of the Site or your breach of these Terms of Use.

International Use

The Site is operated and controlled by Silver Lake in the United States. Access to the Site or distribution of the Content on the Site from countries or territories where such access or distribution is illegal is prohibited. Silver Lake makes no claims that the Site is appropriate or lawful for use or access outside the United States.  You are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.

Governing Law / Venue

You agree that your use of the Site and any disputes relating to the Site or these Terms of Use are governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles or rules of conflicts of laws to the extent such principles or rules are not mandatorily applicable by statute and would require or permit the application of the laws of other jurisdictions, as to all matters, including, but not limited to, matters of validity, construction, effect, performance, and remedies.

Silver Lake may bring an action against you in connection with any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of these Terms of Use or your access or use of the Site (“Dispute”) in any jurisdiction.  Without limiting Silver Lake’s right to do so, you agree not to object to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by and to venue in the courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California located in or near Menlo Park, County of San Mateo, California.  Silver Lake may elect to resolve any Dispute through binding arbitration and, if it so elects, you and we agree that such Dispute shall be resolved pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.  The seat of such arbitration shall be San Mateo, California, U.S.A. Any such arbitration will be conducted as an individual arbitration and you agree that no arbitration shall be brought by you or resolved on a class, mass, or representative basis.  You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or your access or use of the Site must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose regardless of any statute or law to the contrary.

Termination and Suspension

Silver Lake may terminate or suspend your access to the Site at any time, for any reason or no reason, with or without prior notice.

Additional Important Information

Please refer to Silver Lake’s Form ADV for additional information on relevant investment strategies.

Privacy Notices

You may view our privacy notices at the links below:

Website Privacy Policy

California Privacy Policy

California Job Applicant Privacy Notice

UK Recruitment Process Privacy Notice

Miscellaneous

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision in these Terms of Use shall be a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision in these Terms of Use. The section names in the Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.  You may not assign these Terms of Use, or any of your rights or obligations hereunder, without the prior written consent of Silver Lake. We may assign, transfer or sublicense any or all of our rights or obligations under these Terms of Use at any time without your prior consent. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in the Site, these Terms of Use and any other terms and conditions expressly incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use by Silver Lake constitute the entire agreement between you and Silver Lake with respect to your use of the Site.