1. Agreement

By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use (the "TOU"). If you do not agree to the terms and conditions contained in the TOU and China Stock Alerts' Privacy Policy, please do not access or otherwise use the Site or any information contained herein.

You affirm that you are over the age of 18, as the Site is not intended for children under 18. 

2. Changes to the TOU

We reserve the right at any time to:

  • Change the terms and conditions of the TOU;

  • Change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content or feature of the Site; or

  • Impose fees, charges or other conditions for use of the Site or parts thereof (with reasonable notice).

China Stock Alerts may modify the Site at any time without prior notice, and you accept those modifications if you continue to use the Site. You should check the Site frequently to see recent changes.

3. Important Securities Disclaimer

You understand that no content published on the Site constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. You further understand that none of the bloggers, information providers, app providers, or their affiliates are advising you personally concerning the nature, potential, value or suitability of any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction, investment strategy or other matter. To the extent that any of the content published on the Site may be deemed to be investment advice or recommendations in connection with a particular security, such information is impersonal and not tailored to the investment needs of any specific person. You understand that an investment in any security is subject to a number of risks, and that discussions of any security published on the Site will not contain a list or description of relevant risk factors. In addition, please note that some of the stocks about which content is published on the Site have a low market capitalization and/or insufficient public float. Such stocks are subject to more risk than stocks of larger companies, including greater volatility, lower liquidity and less publicly available information. Blogs, postings or content on the Site which may or may not be deemed by you to be recommendations may have an effect on their stock prices.

You understand that the Site may contain opinions from time to time with regard to securities mentioned in other blogs or products, and that opinions in one blog or product may be different from those in another blog or product. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of China Stock Alerts as a whole.  We require all employees to disclose every stock in which they, their immediate family, or any entity under their control, have a personal interest, if such stock is mentioned in a blog, post, or content which they write.  However, you understand and agree that non-employees, including outside bloggers or other content contributors or their affiliates, may write about securities in which they or their firms have a position, that they may trade for their own account, and that they may or may not be subject to a disclosure policy. In cases where China Stock Alerts becomes aware that one of its employees has violated his or her disclosure obligation, China Stock Alerts will take appropriate action. In addition, outside bloggers or content contributors may be subject to certain restrictions on trading for their own account. However, you understand and agree that at the time of any transaction that you make, one or more bloggers or content contributors or their affiliates may have a position in the securities they write about.

You understand that performance data is supplied by sources believed to be reliable, that the calculations on our Site are made using such data, and that such calculations are not guaranteed by these sources, the information providers, or any other person or entity, and may not be complete.

From time to time, reference may be made on our Site to prior articles and opinions we have published. These references may be selective, may reference only a portion of an article or opinion, and are likely not to be current. As markets change continuously, previously published information and data may not be current and should not be relied upon.

All content on the Site is presented only as of the date published or indicated, and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons. In addition, you are responsible for setting the cache settings on your browser to ensure you are receiving the most recent data.

4. No Investment Recommendations or Professional Advice

The content on the Site is being provided for information purposes only.  The Site does not provide tax, legal, insurance or investment advice, and nothing on the Site should be construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any security by China Stock Alerts or any third party. You alone are solely responsible for determining whether any investment, security or strategy, or any other product or service, is appropriate or suitable for you based on your investment objectives and personal and financial situation and for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of the information on the Site before making any decisions based on such information or other content.  You should consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation. 

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Therefore, you should not assume that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy will be profitable or equal to corresponding past performance levels.  Inherent in any investment is the potential for loss. No recommendation or advice is being given as to whether any investment is suitable for a particular investor. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. China Stock Alerts is not a fiduciary by virtue of any person’s use of or access to the Site.  China Stock Alerts is not a licensed securities dealer, broker or US investment adviser or investment bank. 

5. Copyright, Linking Policy and Trademarks

The Site and the content contained herein, as well as all copyrights, including without limitation, the text, documents, articles, products, software, graphics, photos, sounds, videos, interactive features, services, links, User Submissions (as defined below), third-party apps, and any other content on the Site ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein are the property of China Stock Alerts and its third-party licensors or providers. You may access and use the Content, and download and/or print out copies of any content from the Site, solely for your personal, non-commercial use. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site. China Stock Alerts reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Site.

The Site contains links to other Internet websites or links to Content created by third parties which is published on the Site. We neither control nor endorse such other websites or Content, nor have we reviewed or approved any Content that appears on such other websites or on our Site. Please read the terms of use and privacy policy of any such third party sites that you interact with before you engage in any activity.  You are solely responsible and liable for your use of and linking to all third party sites. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held responsible for the legality, accuracy, or appropriateness of any Content, advertising, products, services, or information located on our Site or any other websites, nor for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on any such content. Similarly, while we endeavor to facilitate the provision of quality apps, we are not responsible for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by their use.

You may link to any content on the Site. If you are interested in reprinting, republishing or distributing content from China Stock Alerts, please contact China Stock Alerts to obtain written consent. 

This section shall survive any termination of these TOU.

6. User Conduct

You may not use, copy, display, sell, license, de-compile, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, create derivative works or otherwise exploit Content from the Site to online bulletin boards, message boards, newsgroups, chat rooms, or in other any manner, without our prior written permission. Modification of the Content or use of the Content for any purpose other than your own personal, noncommercial use is a violation of our copyright and other proprietary rights, and can subject you to legal liability.

In addition, in connection with your use of the Site and its services, you agree not to:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other visitor from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking" or defacing any portion of the Site;

  • Use the Site for any unlawful purpose;

  • Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent;

  • Modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site;

  • Disable, damage or alter the functioning or appearance of the Site, including the presentation of advertising;

  • "Frame" or "mirror" any part of the Site without our prior written authorization;

  • Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to download, retrieve, index, "data mine", "scrape", "harvest" or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents;

  • Harvest or collect information about visitors to the Site without their express consent;

  • Send unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, spam, chain letters, etc to other users of the Site;

  • Transmit any Content which contains software viruses, or other harmful computer code, files or programs.

You also agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the Site and the content made available therein. We aim to prevent, detect and not knowingly facilitate money laundering and terrorism financing activities.  You may not use the Site in a manner which violates our anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing or similar regulatory obligations. 

7. Limitation of Liability

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Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

8. Indemnification

As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, information providers, and any other third party involved in or related to the making or compiling of the Site harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your violation of the TOU; (b) your use or any third party’s use of, or inability to use, the Site; (c) your violation of the rights of any third party, or (d) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these TOU and your use of the Site.

9. Miscellaneous

 The Site is directed solely to individuals residing in jurisdictions in which provision of the Site's content is legal. We make no representation that materials provided on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent applicable. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Site to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we so desire, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any such service or product that we provide.

The TOU, together with all China Stock Alerts policies referred to herein, constitutes the entire agreement between you and China Stock Alerts relating to your use of the Site and supersedes and any all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements on that subject between us. The TOU, privacy policy and the relationship between you and China Stock Alerts are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its principles of conflict of laws. You and China Stock Alerts agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located within Monroe County, Illinois, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. If any provision of the TOU is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the TOU and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption or section title contained in the TOU is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. We reserve the right to require you to sign a non-electronic version of the TOU.