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The Site is controlled and operated by Oaktree from its offices within the State of California, United States of America. Oaktree makes no representation that material on or accessible through the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations or that access to them where their content is located is not illegal and prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for establishing the legality, usability and correctness of any information or materials under any or all jurisdictions and the compliance of that information or material with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You may not use or export the information or material in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. The information provided on or accessible through the Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Oaktree to any registration or other requirement within such jurisdiction or country.
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This Site is limited to the dissemination of information about Mastering The Market Cycle by Howard Marks and expresses the views of the author as of the date indicated and such views are subject to change without notice. This Site and Mastering The Market Cycle are being made available for educational purposes only and should not be used for any other purpose. Accordingly, this Site and the information contained herein do not constitute and should not be construed as an offering of advisory services or an offer to sell or solicitation to buy any securities or related financial instruments in any jurisdiction.
Neither Oaktree nor Howard Marks has any duty or obligation to update the information contained on this Site. Further, Oaktree makes no representation, and it should not be assumed, that past investment performance is an indication of future results. Moreover, wherever there is the potential for profit there is also the possibility of loss.
Restrictions on use of materials
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Certain information contained herein concerning economic trends and performance is based on or derived from information provided by independent third-party sources. Oaktree and Howard Marks believe that the sources from which such information has been obtained are reliable; however, neither Oaktree nor Howard Marks can guarantee the accuracy of such information and neither has independently verified the accuracy or completeness of such information or the assumptions on which such information is based.
Links to other websites
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Limitation of liability
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Integration and severability
If any provision of these terms and conditions of use is found to be invalid, unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and conditions of use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These terms and conditions of use represent and constitute the entire agreement between Oaktree and Howard Marks, on the one hand, and you, on the other hand, relating to the subject matter discussed herein.
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