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3.0 Limitations of Service
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5.0 Assignment or Transfer
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6.0 Subscription Rates, Special Offers, and Renewals
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7.0 Cancellation of Subscription
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8.0 Disclaimer of Warranties & Other Disclosures
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You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us, our employees, and other representatives harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, claims, actions, costs, expenses (including attorneys fees), in connection with or arising from your breach of this Agreement. This Agreement is personal to you, and you may not assign your rights or obligations to anyone. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. As an implied condition of use of the services provided, ETFguide has the sole right to choose the proper forum and/or jurisdiction for any proceeding and may, at its own option, require each party to submit to alternative forms of dispute resolution such as determined necessary and/or desirable by the company.
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1.0 Definitions, Limits, Rules, and Trademarks
The Portfolio Report Card provides an independent financial opinion of your investment portfolio and should not be construed as investment advice or an offer to buy or sell securities. By using the Portfolio Report Card service you acknowledge and understand ETFguide is not rendering personalized financial or investment advice. By submitting your data to us, you agree to share your information with ETFguide and its portfolio analyst affiliates in order to complete your Portfolio Report Card. If you don’t share your data, you don’t get Portfolio Report Card grade.
ETFguide does not analyze or grade investment portfolios with a value less than $100,000. If your portfolio is less than $100,000 and you still want to receive a Portfolio Report Card, a $250 grading fee may apply.
ETFguide reserves the right to use your Portfolio Report Card score and data – without personally identifying you – for educational purposes on its Website and syndicated partner sites. When you participate in ETFguide’s Portfolio Report Card program, you agree to and are bound by these terms. ETFguide doesn’t not make any warranties or guarantees about its Portfolio Report Card system whatsoever.
To receive the $100 for an “A” grade, a person must submit one-year of documented portfolio data to their portfolio grader. If the portfolio data submitted to ETFguide is contained in an Excel spreadsheet or another program, documented proof that the account currently exists and has existed for a least one-year is required. ETFguide reserves the right to refuse $100 payment for undocumented portfolios or ones that don’t meet its grading standards. ETFguide does not grade fictitious or back-tested portfolios. Also, ETFguide’s reserves the right to refuse issuing a Portfolio Report Card for anyone or any portfolios that don’t qualify based upon its established guidelines
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>> TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE (Investment Advice)
1.0 Definitions, Limits, and Rules
As a paid subscriber of ETFguide, LLC, you are bound by the terms and conditions of this subscriber agreement. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you are free to unsubscribe or avoid subscribing in the first place.
You acknowledge and accept the following:
1) All payments made to ETFguide for its investment advice services are strictly limited to the following services: a) access to ETFguide’s portfolio data research, and b) access to ETFguide’s network of third-party financial advisors who provide you with personalized investment advice.
2) The first year of your subscription to ETFguide’s investment advice services requires a 1-year annual contract at the current monthly rate of $29.99. Thereafter, your service automatically converts to a month-to-month agreement. Our money back guarantee is only provided during the first 7-days of your subscription and thereafter you are bound to a 1-year contract, even if you decide not to use the service.
2) Your monthly subscription fee is strictly limited to the following investment services:
• Helping you to establish a written investment policy statement
• Personalized asset allocation advice related to your core investment portfolio
• Assistance with core portfolio implementation and periodic rebalancing
• Ongoing support of 2 hours per year of phone, online or video conferencing access to a financial advisor (you may pre-pay for more time at your full discretion, for an additional fee of $125 per hr.)
• Ongoing support for a maximum of (4) core investment portfolios including traditional IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k) plan, taxable brokerage and trust account (you may purchase advice to cover additional investment portfolios that exceed the limit of 4)
• Storing your investment policy statement, your portfolio data, and your unique investor profile
3) Not covered in your subscription fee are the following investment services:
• Day-to-day hands-on management of your investment portfolio
• Financial planning, estate planning, or tax preparation
• Tactical investment advice related for non-core investments like long/short strategies, sector investing, options trading, or stock picking
4) The delivery of investment advice comes from a third-party financial advisor who assumes suitability and is responsible for the actual investment advice being rendered to you. ETFguide is not a licensed financial advisor and is not in the business of rendering investment advice, nor does ETFguide recommend a specific financial advisor for hire.
5) ETFguide does not make any warranties as to the qualifications or disciplinary history of the advisors that provide investment advice.
6) ETFguide’s data and analysis are provided “as is” and without warranty or guarantees of any kind. ETFguide and its employees or third-party advisors shall not have any liability for any loss sustained by anyone who has relied on the information published by ETFguide. No portfolio data or research offered by ETFguide shall be construed to be investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell securities.
7) ETFguide and it’s owners, employees, and partners may have positions in the securities discussed and may purchase or sell such securities without notice.
8) ETFguide makes every attempt to provide accurate information, but errors may occasionally happen and when this happens we will make an effort to rectify the error ASAP.
9) Distribution or sharing of your personal data without ETFguide’s authorization is strictly prohibited and may result in suspension or closure of your account.
10) ETFguide does not guarantee the financial advisor assigned to help you will have a professional desigation like CPA, CFA, or CFP.
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>> IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION & RISK STATEMENT
The information provided by this Site has been prepared by ETFguide, LLC for information purposes only. Neither the information nor any opinions contained or expressed in the Site constitutes or should be construed as a solicitation or offer by ETFguide, LLC or its affiliates to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments or to provide any investment advice or recommendations.
The information in the Site is descriptive of specific securities or other financial instruments that may not be available to or suitable for you. Furthermore, the opinions expressed in the Site do not constitute investment advice and should not be construed to be a warranty or guarantee of a return on an investment.
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ETFguide respects the privacy of its visitors. To that end, we take the burden of protecting personal information you may provide via the Site very seriously. When you visit this Site, you are not required to provide any personal information on this Site unless you choose to do so. Our web server will recognize the domain name from which you are accessing this Site and certain other technical facts (such as the operating system and web browser that you are using), but not your e-mail address or other personally identifying information. We currently do not use any “cookie” technology on this Site. If we add any cookies in the future, we will change this notice to explain how such cookies are used.
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When an ETFguide writer publishes data about a security that he or she owns or has beneficial interest in, that fact is disclosed at the end of the article.
In addition to the above disclosure requirements, all ETFguide writers are governed by the below guidelines and restrictions:
Must hold any security they own for at least 30 days. (No day trading permitted)
Cannot write about a security in the period of five days before and five days after purchasing or selling the security.
Cannot trade based on any knowledge they may have about articles yet to be published about the security.
Must notify ETFguide every time they buy or sell a security, regardless of whether they have written about it.
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