Warning: Legalese ahead. But pay attention anyway! This may be the
most important info on the site. We've added some non-binding,
non-legalistic translations between the paragraphs.
AGREEMENT. This website, "StockCharts.com", is owned
and operated by StockCharts.com, Inc. and is offered to you conditioned
on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and
notices contained herein. By accessing and using this website, you are
deemed to have agreed to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
Translation: Here's the deal:
ACCURACY OF INFORMATION. All of the information on
this website is for entertainment and educational purposes only. While
the information is believed to be accurate and the analysis is honestly
offered, none of the information on this site should be considered
solely reliable for use in making actual investment decisions.
StockCharts.com is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content
supplied by third parties. None of the information on this website is
guaranteed to be accurate, complete, useful or timely. StockCharts.com,
Inc. and its third-party providers do not warrant or guarantee such
accuracy, completeness, usefulness or timelines. StockCharts.com
neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of
any opinion, advice or statement made on StockCharts.com by anyone
other than authorized StockCharts.com employees or spokespersons while
acting in their official capacities. StockCharts.com, Inc. may make
improvements and/or changes in the Information and/or the services
described herein at any time. And while it is unlikely, this website
may cease publication at any time. Periodic updates to this site are
Translation: The people giving us our information don't guarantee
its accuracy so neither can we. And the programs we use to create our
charts aren't guaranteed to be bug-free either (sigh). HOWEVER, we are
confident that our charts are as accurate as anything else out there.
We also can't guarantee the accuracy of any of our columnists. Oh, and
since we are people with actual lives, we might cease publication if
something bizarre happens.
DISCLAIMER. STOCKCHARTS.COM, INC. AND ITS THIRD-PARTY
PROVIDERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE SERVICES
OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH
SERVICES AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE"
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. STOCKCHARTS.COM, INC.
HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICES AND
INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OTHER THAN
THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION,
RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS
AGREEMENT. STOCKCHARTS.COM, INC. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION
WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR
THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF
VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Translation: This is a secret message to other lawyers saying "Back Off!" …or so we are told.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Under no circumstances shall
StockCharts.com, Inc., its officers, directors, shareholders agents or
its third-party providers be liable for any direct, indirect,
incidental, punitive, special or consequential damages (including
without limitation, attorneys' fees), whether in an action of contract,
negligence or other torturous action, that result from the use of, or
the inability to use, any materials available on this website, even if
Stockcharts.com, Inc. has been advised of such damages. If you are
dissatisfied with any StockCharts.com Information or other materials,
or with any of the terms and conditions contained in this website, your
sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using StockCharts.com. If
StockCharts.com, Inc. or any of its third-party providers are found
liable in connection with a claim arising out of or related to the
services or the Information, their aggregate liability in such an event
shall not exceed the amount of the fees paid by you for use of the
service during the month in which the event giving rise to the
liability occurred. Your right to monetary damages in such amount shall
be in lieu of all other remedies to which you may otherwise be entitled
from StockCharts.com, Inc. or its third-party providers. Because some
states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation
may not apply to you.
Translation: We are only liable for as much money as you give us.
INVESTMENT DECISIONS. You assume all risk associated
with investment decisions made on the basis of information contained on
this website. It is our policy to never advocate the purchase or sale
of any individual investment vehicle. You should also understand that
StockCharts.com, it's third-party providers and their respective
officers, directors and employees may be active investors in the market
and may or may not have open positions in any investment vehicle
mentioned on this website. Prior to the execution of a stock trade, you
are advised to consult with your broker or other financial
representative to verify pricing and other information.
StockCharts.com, Inc., it's third-party providers, or content partners
shall have no liability for investment decisions based upon the
Translation: You are responsible for your own investment decisions. Not us. Not anyone else. You, you, you.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE. All materials published by
StockCharts.com, Inc., including, but not limited to charts, images,
illustrations, price information, reviews and email newsletters
("Information") are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by
StockCharts.com, Inc. or it's third-party providers. You must access
the information manually by request and not programmatically by macro
or other automated means. You may not use the contents for any unlawful
Translation: Don't use us as a daily source for end-of-day price data.
LIMITED LICENSE. Permission to use the Information
available from this StockCharts.com website is granted, provided that
(1) the copyright notice below appears in all copies and that both the
copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of
Information available from this StockCharts.com website is for
informational and non-commercial or personal use only, and (3) no
Information available from this StockCharts.com website is modified in
any way. Except for the specified uses, no part of the Information
available from this StockCharts.com website may be copied, photocopied,
reproduced, republished, licensed, distributed, performed, displayed,
uploaded, posted, translated, altered, retransmitted, broadcast in any
way, exploited, used to create derivative works, or reduced to any
electronic medium or machine-readable form, in whole or in part,
without the prior written consent of StockCharts.com, Inc. or its
ANY DISTRIBUTION FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Translation: Don't even think about trying to sell any of the
charts, data or articles appearing on our site without our permission
LINKS: We encourage web page authors to link to any of the public HTML pages on this website, however external links to individual charts, graphics, data files or non-public HTML files on this website are prohibited. StockCharts.com may contain links
to other websites that may be of interest to the reader.
StockCharts.com has no control over nor responsibility for the content
found on those websites or their accessibility.
Translation: Link to our pages, NOT our charts!
COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Except where indicated, all content
on this site is Copyright ©1999-2008 by StockCharts.com Inc., Redmond
Washington. All rights reserved.
TRADEMARKS. StockCharts.com™ is a trademark of
StockCharts.com, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein
may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. StockCharts.com, Inc. reserves the right to change this Terms of
Service agreement at any time by revising the terms and conditions
herein, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use.
You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions.
Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective
immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including,
but not limited to, posting on StockCharts.com website, or by
electronic or conventional mail. Continued use of this StockCharts.com
website following any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of
Translation: Always re-read this page before doing anything out of the ordinary with our site.
GENERAL. This agreement is governed by the laws of the
State of Washington, U.S.A. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction
and venue of courts in King County, Washington, U.S.A. in all disputes
arising out of or relating to the use of this StockCharts.com website.
Use of this StockCharts.com website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction
that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and
conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
Translation: You gotta fly to Seattle if you want to sue us.
SEVERABILITY. If any part of this Agreement is
determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law
including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability
limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable
provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision
that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the
remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect.
Translation: A typo doesn't invalidate this agreement.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This agreement constitutes the
entire agreement between you and StockCharts.com, Inc. with respect to
this StockCharts.com website and it supersedes all prior or
contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral
or written, between you and StockCharts.com, Inc. with respect to this
website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in
electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative
proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent
and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and
records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Translation: Even though it looks like a computer screen, you are looking at an official - and very long - document.
Contact us if you have any questions about this agreement.