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etf.com ("the Site") is an independent resource for index investing in all its forms. All content is produced independently of any advertising relationships. Where sponsor-created content is published, it is clearly marked as such.

etf.com and its affiliates (collectively, "etf.com," “we,” “us,” or “our”) have created this Privacy Notice and Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of a) users of a etf.com World Wide Website ("etf.com Website"); b) etf.com customers and prospective customers; c) etf.com participants, members, users and such persons’ associated persons and representatives; and d) any other individuals from whom etf.com collects personal data during the course of its business activities. This Privacy Notice and Policy describes the personal data we collect, how etf.com uses your personal data, with whom we may share such data and how you can contact etf.com, access your personal data and exercise your rights regarding our use of your personal data. By using or accessing a etf.com Website, you signify your acknowledgment and assent to this Privacy Notice and Policy.


Data Collection and Dissemination


Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Notice and Policy, the following discloses our data gathering and dissemination practices.

etf.com values your privacy and processes your personal data, as a data controller, in accordance with applicable data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.

etf.com processes your personal data for certain legitimate business purposes/interests which may include some or all of the following:

  • To administer and manage our relationship with you
  • To evaluate, review, approve, or enter into potential contractual arrangements
  • To enable us to enhance, modify, personalize or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of users
  • To keep you informed about our activities, products and services that we think may be of interest to you, as permitted by applicable law
  • To enhance the security of our network and information systems
  • To better understand how people interact with etf.com Websites
  • To comply with certain obligations under applicable law, industry guidelines and internal policies
  • To manage, administer and assign transactions that are effected on etf.com facilities
  • To determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising


Use of a etf.com Website may involve the collection of personal data by etf.com. There are also cases where users may be asked for personal data on a etf.com Website. For example, online surveys are occasionally conducted to better understand the needs and profiles of etf.com Website users. Our online surveys typically ask users for demographic and profile data such as ZIP code, age, and income level. In addition, personal data is requested if you voluntarily register to receive additional information about etf.com, sign up for etf.com products and services, or if you want to purchase a product directly from an etf.com Website. Voluntary etf.com Website registration forms may request user personal data such as name, mailing address and/or email address. Registered users of ETFc.om Websites may have certain "opt-out" choices which are described in the choice/opt-out section below.

What Data We Share


etf.com will only grant access to personal data on a need-to-know basis, and such access will be limited to the personal data that is necessary to perform the business function for which such access is granted. No authorization will be extended to access personal data on a personal basis.

From time to time, your personal data may be processed on our behalf by, or shared with, etf.com affiliates and other unaffiliated parties. (collectively “third parties”). Third parties who process your data may include agents, suppliers, vendors, business partners, and regulatory agencies that are located in the United States and in other countries inside and outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) for the purposes outlined above. For data transfers outside the EEA to third parties, etf.com relies on appropriate safeguards, as defined in GDPR and as approved by the European Commission, to provide an adequate level of protection.

Select third-party providers which may process your personal data may be found in the “Service Providers” section below.


Security


etf.com shall exercise reasonable precautions to safeguard and secure personal data. etf.com has security protections in place that help to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the data under our control. Security protections use technology consistent with current industry standards. etf.com periodically tests the security protections of its information systems and monitors the effectiveness of its information security controls, systems and procedures. Although we take proper measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of data, no assurances can be provided that personal data that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice and Policy.


Data Retention


etf.com will retain your personal data for as long as your account, membership, customer relationship or any other business relationship with etf.com, as applicable, is active and as needed to provide you with products or services. In addition, personal data may be retained for such additional time as may be required under applicable law. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your personal data to provide you with products or services, contact us using the contact information provided below.


Logged Files


etf.com Websites log IP addresses and browser types for administrative purposes, including logging the IP addresses associated with each post to or use of a etf.com Website. Such logs will be reviewed in order to improve the user experience and to improve the materials and content available on a etf.com Website. In addition, such information may be used for information security-related activities in connection with performance monitoring, investigations, questions, claims or complaints relating to use of a etf.com Website.


Cookies


When you use a etf.com Website, etf.com and third-party service providers may use “cookies.” Cookies involve placing small files/code on your device or browser that serve a number of purposes, such as remembering your preferences (e.g., language) and generally improving your experience on etf.com Websites. Specifically, we may use such technology for purposes such as to:

Gather analytics about etf.com Websites, including demographic information in a non-identifiable form, in order to improve etf.com Websites’ performance and customize users’ experience;     
Support security measures, such as requiring re-login into your account; and     
More effectively market etf.com Websites and advertise other websites (including those of our advertising partners) that may be of interest to you. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. You may continue browsing a etf.com Website even if you decide not to accept the cookie; however, certain capabilities of etf.com Websites may be impaired. This Privacy Notice and Policy covers the use of cookies by etf.com Websites and does not cover the use of cookies by any service providers to etf.com Websites. [See also the "Select Service Providers" section below.]

 

Policies for Children


etf.com does not intentionally collect or use any personal data from users under 16 years of age. No data should be submitted to etf.com Websites by users under 16 years of age.


Links to Third-Party Websites and Framing


For the user's convenience, etf.com Websites may provide links to other external websites. The listing of a link by etf.com should not be construed as a sponsorship, endorsement or approval of such websites, their content, or as an indication of the value of any claims, recommendations or other information contained therein. etf.com Website users should be aware that etf.com has no control over any linked website and is not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked website or any link on a linked website. etf.com urges our users to be aware of when they exit the etf.com Website and to carefully read the privacy statements of each website that collects personal data. This Privacy Notice and Policy is applicable only to data collected by a etf.com Website.


Access to Personal Data


If you choose to update or delete personal data previously provided to etf.com, to the extent allowed by law, etf.com will endeavour to correct, update or remove the personal data being maintained by etf.com. You can do this by contacting us via the “Contact etf.com” form located at http://www.etf.com/contact-us.html or at the contact points specified below.


Choice/Opt-Out


etf.com Websites provide registered users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request data about the user. If you opt in, etf.com may (1) share the data with those organizations with which etf.com has a direct or indirect business relationship; (2) use the data for its own internal purposes, or (3) contact you for market-related research.

If you prefer not to receive traditional mail or other off-line promotions from etf.com or from organizations with which etf.com has a direct or indirect business relationship, send an email via the “Contact etf.com” form located at http://www.etf.com/contact-us.html. Please include your full name and mailing address.

To remove yourself from any etf.com email lists, please visit the etf.com Website and click on “Email Alerts” from your personalized home page. Please note: if you are not already signed in to your account, you will need to do so using your user name and password. Alternatively, to remove yourself from any etf.com email lists, you may send an email via the “Contact etf.com” form located at http://www.etf.com/contact-us.html.

If you have any other questions about opting out of any communications from etf.com, send an email via the "Contact etf.com" form located at http://www.etf.com/contact-us.html.


Data Subjects Rights Under GDPR


To the extent provided for under GDPR, effective May 25, 2018, if you are a data subject in the European Union, you are entitled to access your personal data; obtain information on the processing of your personal data; have your personal data rectified or erased or their processing restricted; or exercise your right to data portability. You also are entitled to withdraw any consent that you might have given to the processing of your personal data, including any consent for any direct marketing purposes with future effect. These are known as “Data Subjects Rights.”

If you would like to exercise your Data Subjects Rights or learn more about the details of the processing of your personal data, please contact us using the information provided below or please fill out a form provided here. etf.com will respond to your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable within the legally required period of time. To help protect your privacy, etf.com takes reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your personal data or responding to your requests.

If you are not satisfied with etf.com’ response or believe that we are not processing your personal data in accordance with applicable law, please contact us using the contact information provided below. You also may contact or register a complaint with the competent supervisory authority or seek other remedies under applicable law.

Special Cases


etf.com reserves the right to disclose personal data in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other etf.com Website users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose personal data without notice to you in response to a subpoena, or when requested from a governmental, regulatory body or law enforcement agency or any other forum of competent jurisdiction when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required, or to respond to any emergency situation.


Select Service Providers


etf.com has selected DoubleClick, Inc., a subsidiary of Google, Inc. ("Google"), as an ad-serving/sales agent for etf.com Websites. Please review Google's privacy policy for information about DoubleClick's data use policy and security measures as they relate to advertising.

etf.com uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies or similar technologies to help etf.com Websites analyze how users use etf.com Websites. Please review "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps" for information about how Google uses information collected through Google Analytics and how you may refuse the use of cookies.

etf.com has selected PayPal Holdings, Inc. (“PayPal”) to provide certain web services for online seminar registration, fulfillment, credit card transactions and other services. Please review the PayPal Privacy Statement here for information about PayPal's data use policy and security measures.

Interest-Based Advertising. etf.com uses third-party advertising companies to provide you with etf.com advertisements that may be relevant to your interests, as determined by your activity on etf.com Websites and other websites. This type of ad-customization is known as "online behavioral" or "interest-based" advertising. These advertising companies may use cookies or similar technologies to understand your interests based on, for example, pages visited and browsing patterns on etf.com Websites. The data collected when you interact with etf.com Websites, content or services is used to display ads for etf.com products or services on third-party websites. You can generally opt out of receiving personalized ads from third-party advertisers and ad networks which are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or which follow the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website (www.networkadvertising.org/choices) and the DAA website (www.aboutads.info/choices). Some of the third-party advertising companies used by etf.com may have adopted the use of the DAA's Advertising Options icon (AdChoices) on these ads for the purpose of allowing users the ability to opt out of this form of tracking. You may click on the AdChoices icon to opt out of receiving interest-based ads that are served to you based on your activity on etf.com websites and other websites. You can also elect to block all cookies by using the cookie blocking options built into your browser software [see the "Cookies" section above.]


Notice of Changes


etf.com reserves the right to update or change this Privacy Notice and Policy or any part of it from time to time without prior notice. etf.com encourages you to review this Privacy Notice and Policy periodically for changes. You may at any time contact us to request a copy of this Privacy Notice and Policy.


Contact Information


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice and Policy, please contact us using the information provided.

Terms and Conditions


Welcome to etf.com. By browsing and using this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which, together with our privacy policy, govern our relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term "etf.com" or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the website. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.     
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors, and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.     
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.     
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the content, design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.     
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.     
Unauthorized use of this website may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.     
From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).     
You may create a link to this website from another website or document without prior written consent. Links should be correctly attributed to etf.com and may be accompanied by a short descriptive summary of the article.     
You may not copy, reprint, redistribute in whole or in part any article without previous written consent from etf.com.     
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of New York.     
The editors of etf.com reserve the right as they deem appropriate to exclude, remove or block any postings or posters. As a moderated site, the editors will act promptly on any posts and/or comments believed to be unduly divisive and/or argumentative. Posts and comments considered uncivil and/or rude aren't allowed. Personal attacks and baseless accusations with misleading and/or inaccurate information are not permitted. Use of different aliases to get around the spirit of these guidelines isn't allowed. These rules are subject to change by the site's editors at any time.

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Data Collection and Dissemination

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Notice and Policy, the following discloses our data gathering and dissemination practices.

etf.com values your privacy and processes your personal data, as a data controller, in accordance with applicable data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.

etf.com processes your personal data for certain legitimate business purposes/interests which may include some or all of the following:

To administer and manage our relationship with you      
To evaluate, review, approve, or enter into potential contractual arrangements      
To enable us to enhance, modify, personalize or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of users      
To keep you informed about our activities, products and services that we think may be of interest to you, as permitted by applicable law      
To enhance the security of our network and information systems      
To better understand how people interact with etf.com Websites      
To comply with certain obligations under applicable law, industry guidelines and internal policies      
To manage, administer and assign transactions that are effected on etf.com facilities      
To determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising

Use of a etf.com Website may involve the collection of personal data by etf.com. There are also cases where users may be asked for personal data on a etf.com Website. For example, online surveys are occasionally conducted to better understand the needs and profiles of etf.com Website users. Our online surveys typically ask users for demographic and profile data such as ZIP code, age, and income level. In addition, personal data is requested if you voluntarily register to receive additional information about etf.com, sign up for etf.com products and services, or if you want to purchase a product directly from an etf.com Website. Voluntary etf.com Website registration forms may request user personal data such as name, mailing address and/or email address. Registered users of ETFc.om Websites may have certain "opt-out" choices which are described in the choice/opt-out section below.

 

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Terms of Service

Terms of Use Agreement Last Updated February 8, 2021

Welcome to the online service operated by etf.com ("we", "us," or "our"), a technology company. This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") constitutes a binding agreement between us and you. This Agreement governs your use of all content, data, tools, and applications provided by us (the "Application") through our website located at www.etf.com (the "Website") and any other services provided through the Application (collectively, the "Service").

BY (A) ACCESSING OR USING THE APPLICTION OR SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION, USE AND STORAGE OF CERTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AS OUTLINED IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY LOCATED AT http://www.etf.com/legal-info.html.

YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO US THAT (A) YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT; (B) YOU ARE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE; AND (C) YOU ARE OF SUFFICIENT LEGAL AGE OR OTHERWISE HAVE LEGAL CAPACITY TO LEGALLY ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

IF YOU ("YOU") ARE ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO BIND THAT COMPANY OR LEGAL ENTITY TO THIS AGREEMENT, AND ALL REFERENCES TO YOU WILL BE DEEMED TO INCLUDE SUCH COMPANY OR ENTITY.

WARNING: THE SERVICE PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW AND INTERNATIONAL TREATIES. UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR DOCUMENTATION, OR ANY PORTION OF IT, MAY RESULT IN SEVERE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES, AND WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

 

1. Updates to Terms of Use Agreement and Changes to the Service.


THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE AMENDED OR CHANGED BY US IN OUR DISCRETION, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, AT ANY TIME. Except as otherwise stated by us, these amendments or changes will become effective thirty (30) days following their initial posting and the applicable amendment or change will not apply with respect to any dispute that we had actual notice about prior to the effectiveness of the applicable amendment or change. We indicate at the top of the page when this Agreement was last updated. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Agreement. Your continued access or use of the Service following changes to this Agreement will be deemed acceptance of the applicable changes. If you do not agree to any of the terms of this Agreement or any future Terms of Use Agreement, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service.

 

2. Privacy


Any personal information submitted through the Service or Website by you is subject to our Privacy Policy located at http://www.etf.com/legal-info.html, which is incorporated herein by reference. PLEASE REVIEW OUR PRIVACY POLICY TO UNDERSTAND OUR PRACTICES WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

 

3. Accounts.


In order to participate in or receive certain portions of the Service, you may be required to create an account with us, either now or in the future (an "Account"). If you are required to create an Account, your Account will be for your individual, personal and non-commercial use only, and you may not authorize others to use your Account for any purpose. In creating your Account, you certify that all information you provide will be complete and accurate. You agree to update your information when required or requested, and you further agree not to use another person's account without permission. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of, and restricting access to, your Account and password, and all activities that occur under your Account or password.

 

4. Discussion Forums.


Please remember that any information you disclose on our discussion forums will become public information. All posts made on these forums become the intellectual property of the Site and may be reprinted or referenced in future articles or publications by the Site.

 

5. Email Notices.


By providing us your email address, you consent to our using your email address to send you Service-related notices, in lieu of communication by postal mail or other methods, except where we are expressly required by applicable law to provide other notice. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of the Service, new applications and special offers. If you do not want to receive these email messages, you may opt out by notifying us at [email protected]. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding Service updates, improvements or offers.

 

6. Our Proprietary Rights; License Grant.


We and our licensors retain exclusive ownership of the Service and Website and all content and materials provided in connection with the Service and Website, and all related intellectual property rights. We retain exclusive ownership of any data that is collected by us or our business partners through the operation of the Service or Website, but excluding your personal information.

Subject to your full compliance with this Agreement, we hereby grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, personal and non-transferable license to access and use the Service in legally authorized jurisdictions for your personal, non-commercial use on any personal computer or supported device you own or control. We reserve all right, title and interest in and to the Service and Website, subject only to the limited license granted to you above. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate this license at any time.

YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT USE THE SERVICE, OR ANY INFORMATION, DATA OR MATERIALS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, TO CREATE A MODEL PORTFOLIO OR ANY INDEX TO BE USED AS TRADABLE INSTRUMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SECURITY.

 

7. User Guidelines and Restrictions; Prohibited Content.


You agree that you will not in connection with your use of the Service or Website:

Abuse or harass any other user, member or person;      
Collect or store personally identifying information about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;      
Impersonate any person or entity;      
Employ misleading email addresses or mobile numbers or falsify information in any part of any communication related to the Service or Website;      
Engage in any activity which may compromise the stability or availability of the Service or Website or use the Service or Website to compromise the availability or stability of any third party site or service;      
Use the Service or Website for any unsolicited advertising or promotions;      
Use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers or the like to download data from the Service or Website or any related server or database;      
Decompile, disassemble, modify, translate, adapt, reverse engineer, create derivative works of or sublicense the Service or Website, or any portion thereof;      
Circumvent any security measures or any payment collection methods employed on or through the Service or Website, or access or use the Service or Website after your Account, this Agreement or your access has been terminated or suspended by us;      
Upload, post, email, otherwise transmit or post links to any content or material, or select any member or user name or email address, in a manner that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, sexually, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;      
Upload, post, email, otherwise transmit or post links to any content or material that infringes any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any person, or that contributes to, induces or facilitates this type of infringement;      
Upload, post, email, otherwise transmit or post links to any content or material that contains software viruses, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs, trap doors or any other computer code, files or programs or repetitive requests for information designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or to diminish the quality of, interfere with the performance of, or impair the functionality of the Website, Service or any third party software, site, equipment or service;      
Upload, post, email, otherwise transmit or post links to any content or material that violates any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or which we deem improper in accordance with our guidelines and policies;      
By-pass the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service, including but not limited to, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content therein; or      
Rent, lease or sublicense the Service or Website.


8. User Content.

Submission of User Content. Some areas of the Service may allow you and other users to post written, audio and visual content, comments, questions and other information ("User Content"). You acknowledge and agree that your communications with other users or members via chats, conferences, bulletin boards, blogs, posts and any other publicly accessible avenues of communication through the Service or Website are public and not private communications. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to use caution before disclosing any personal information about yourself in your public communications. You are solely responsible for the User Content that you upload, publish, display, link to or otherwise make available (hereinafter, "post") on or through the Service. You understand and agree that all User Content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Service is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated and that we will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any such content. You further understand and agree that we cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Service or the data that any such user may provide about themselves.


Objectionable Content. WE DO NOT TOLERATE THE UPLOADING, POSTING, EMAILING OR TRANMISSION OF USER CONTENT THAT VIOLATES THIS AGREEMENT OR THAT IS UNLAWFUL, HARMFUL, THREATENING, ABUSIVE, HARASSING, TORTIOUS, DEFAMATORY, VULGAR, OBSCENE, PORNOGRAPHIC, LIBELOUS, INVASIVE OF PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY RIGHTS, HATEFUL, OR RACIALLY, SEXUALLY, ETHNICALLY OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE. We reserve the right to refuse to transmit or post, and to disclose, block or remove any content or materials, including but not limited to, User Content, in whole or in part, that we in our discretion deem to be in violation of this Agreement, our policies and procedures, or otherwise harmful to persons using the Service or Website, regardless of whether the material or its dissemination is unlawful. In addition, we may also take reasonable steps, including but not limited to, limiting or filtering the number of emails, chat messages or posts sent or received by a user or member.      
Your Representations and Warranties about Your User Content. By posting User Content on or through the Service, you represent and warrant that:      
None of us, our customers, licensees or business partners shall be required to make any payments with respect to your User Content, including but not limited to, payments to you, third parties, music publishers, mechanical rights agents, performance rights societies, union guilds or your licensors or any persons who contributed to or appear in your User Content;      
You have full right, power and authority to post your User Content and have secured all third-party consents, licenses and permissions necessary to post your User Content and grant to us the rights and licenses described below; and

Your User Content (A) is not defamatory; (B) does not infringe upon, misappropriate or violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or any other privacy or proprietary rights; and (C) does not violate any law, rule, regulation or ordinance.      
Rights in User Content. By uploading, making available or submitting User Content, you grant us and our business partners and affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, assignable and transferable right and license to quote, re-post, use, copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, incorporate into other works, distribute, transmit, broadcast, communicate, publicly display, publicly perform and otherwise exploit your User Content in any form or media now known or hereafter created, anywhere, and without any notice or compensation to you of any kind. In addition, you grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to use, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform any User Content as allowed by the functionality of the Service. You hereby grant us and other users of the Service all consents, rights and clearances to enable us to use your User Content for these purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, we may:      
Host your User Content on our servers and those of our third party service providers that we have engaged to host the Service and Website and display your User Content, in whole or in part, alone or in compilation with content provided by third parties, to other users of the Service or Website;      
Re-encode your User Content as needed to be compatible with different mobile phones which may degrade the sound quality of your music and/or video files;      
Edit, remove and/or delete your User Content to ensure that it complies with our policies and guidelines; and      
Use any trademarks, service marks or trade names incorporated into your User Content and the likeness of any individual whose performance or image is contained in your User Content.


9. Third Party Links; Reliance on Third Party Content.


The Service and Website may include hyperlinks or banner ads to third-party websites, content and/or resources ("Resources"). You acknowledge and agree that we have no control over and are not responsible for the availability of these Resources, and we do not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from these Resources. Because we cannot control the activities of these Resources, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personal information by these Resources, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy and security practices as us. If you visit or link to a Resource, you should consult that Resource's terms and conditions and privacy policy before providing any personal information.

Opinions, advice, statements, offers or other information or User Content made available through the Service by other members or users are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. These members and users are solely responsible for their content.

10. Advertising and Use of Computational Resources.


As consideration for the limited license and rights granted to you under this Agreement, you agree that (a) we and our business partners shall have the right to provide ads, promotions, offers and other information to you by email or other means of communication; and (b) we may allow the Service to utilize the processor, bandwidth and storage hardware on your device for the purposes of facilitating (i) the communication and transmission of content and other data or features to you and other users of the Service; and (ii) the operation of the network(s) on which the Service runs. You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from us and our business partners at any time by following the process specified in the message.

11. Your Interaction with Other Members.


YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS AND MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE AND WEBSITE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, BUT HAVE NO OBLIGATION, TO SCREEN OUR USERS OR MEMBERS; INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF OUR USERS OR MEMBERS; OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF OUR USERS OR MEMBERS. PLEASE ALSO USE CAUTION, COMMON SENSE AND SAFETY WHEN USING THE SERVICE TO INTERACT WITH OTHER USERS AND MEMBERS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, BUT HAVE NO OBLIGATION, TO MONITOR DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER USERS OR MEMBERS OR TO TERMINATE OR BLOCK YOU AND OTHER USERS OR MEMBERS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

12. Release.


In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users or members, you hereby release us, our parent, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, and ours and their shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands, damages (actual and consequential), losses and liabilities of every kind or nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to these disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

13. Termination.


We reserve the right without liability to terminate or restrict this Agreement or your Account, or your access to or use of the Service or Website, with or without notice, for any reason, including but not limited to, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any interference with or termination of your access to the Service or Website. All decisions regarding the termination of this Agreement or your Account shall be made by us in our discretion. We are not required, and may be prohibited, from disclosing to you the reason for termination of this Agreement or your Account. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, those provisions which, by their nature survive termination (including, but not limited to, Sections 3, 4, 7(d), 11, 12, and 14 through 25 shall survive termination in accordance with their respective terms.

14. Customer Service.


If you have questions about your Account or the Service please contact [email protected] We will use commercially reasonable efforts to keep your Account and the Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of the Service and Website with or without notice. We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any of the direct or indirect consequences of any modification, malfunction, suspension, discontinuance of or interruption to the Service or Website. Please note that use of any mobile Application provided in connection with the Service may only be used on supported mobile phones or devices and requires your use of the latest version of the applicable mobile application. You are responsible for any third party devices, hardware or software that are required to use the Service.

15. Disclaimer of Warranties.


THE SERVICE AND WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE LAWS PROHIBIT TERMS OF USE FROM DISCLAIMING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, THE APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MINIMUM WARRANTY AND WARRANTY PERIOD REQUIRED BY LAW. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DO NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE SERVICE OR WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF USERS OR MEMBERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OR MEMBERS. WE DO NOT (A) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE BY MEMBERS OR USERS OF THE SERVICE; OR (B) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE BY MEMBERS OR USERS THAT APPEARS THROUGH THE SERVICE.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE OR GUARANTEE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY VALUE, CASH OR OTHERWISE, ATTRIBUTED TO ANY VIRTUAL PROPERTY OR DATA RESIDING ON OUR SERVERS.

16. Limitation of Liability; Your Indemnification Obligation.


IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE OR WEBSITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE TYPES OF DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF $500. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

17. Indemnification.


You agree to indemnify and hold us, our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, and ours and their equity holders, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, licensors and licensees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, demand or expense, including but not limited to, reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service or Website, or any breach or violation of this Agreement.

18. Legal Compliance; Governing Law.


You understand that the Service is being provided from the United States. You represent and warrant that (a) you are not located in, and are not accessing the Service from, a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a "terrorist supporting country"; and (b) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, conflict of laws principles excluded. If either we or you employ any attorneys to enforce any rights arising out of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.

19. Arbitration Agreement and Waiver of Class Remedies.

Arbitration. All claims arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use (including their formation, performance and breach) and the Service shall be finally settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") in San Francisco, California in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the supplementary procedures for consumer related disputes of the AAA, excluding any rules or procedures governing or permitting class actions. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Terms of Use, including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of these Terms of Use is void or voidable. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity. The arbitrator's award shall be binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the extent the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds the cost of filing a lawsuit, we will pay the additional cost.      
The parties understand that, absent this mandatory provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.      
Class Action Waiver. The parties further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this section is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.      
Exception - Litigation of Small Claims Court Claims. Notwithstanding the parties' decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court's jurisdiction.


Thirty Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth in this section by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to the following address: etf.com, Attention: Legal – Opt-out Abitration, 201 Mission Street, Suite 720, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A. The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of registering to use the Service, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms set forth above. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we also will not be bound by them. In addition, if you elect to opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we may terminate your use of the Service.      
20. Force Majeure.


We shall not be held responsible or liable for any delay or failure in performance hereunder caused by acts of God (or natural disasters), terrorism, strikes, embargoes, fires, war, or any other cause beyond our reasonable control.

21. Notices.


Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal and other notices (including but not limited to notices of legal proceedings) shall be delivered to us by U.S. mail at 201 Mission Street, Suite 720, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A. Attention: etf.com Legal, or to you at the email address you provided us (a) at the time you registered; (b) through a subsequent notice of an address change; or (c) through a posting through the Service or Website. Physical notices shall be effective when received. Email notices allowed hereunder shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. In addition, we may provide notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested. In these situations, notice shall be deemed given when received.

22. Non-Waiver.


No delay or failure to take action under this Agreement shall constitute any waiver by us of any provision of this Agreement.

23. Enforceability.


If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, it is, to that extent, deemed omitted and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

24. Assignment.


This Agreement is personal to you and may not be transferred, assigned or delegated by you to any other person or entity. Any attempt by you to assign, transfer or delegate this Agreement shall be null and void. This Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each party's permitted successors and assigns.

25. Entire Agreement.


This Agreement (including all terms and conditions incorporated herein by reference) constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between us and you with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior oral or written understandings, communications or agreements not specifically incorporated herein.

26. No Third Party Beneficiaries.


This Agreement is between you and etf.com. There are no third party beneficiaries of this Agreement.

Terms and Conditions for etf.com Subscription Services:

1. FEES AND PAYMENTS: You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a subscription to the Services or any other content, product, or service offered by us through the Services. If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian complete the purchase on your behalf. You agree to pay the subscription fees and any other charges incurred in connection with your account for a Service at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. If your subscription includes access to premium content or services, additional fees, terms, and conditions may apply, which will be separately disclosed. All charges will be billed automatically to your credit or debit card. Subscription fees will be billed at the beginning of your subscription and any renewal. Generally, all fees and charges are non-refundable. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are not obligated to issue the same or similar refund in the future. We may change the fees and charges or add new ones by giving you notice in advance and an opportunity to cancel. To update your credit or debit card details or to use a different card, please email [email protected] or visit our subscriptions tab of your profile. If you believe someone has accessed a Service using your username and password without your authorization, notify us immediately by contacting us at [email protected]. You are responsible for any fees incurred to access a Service through an Internet service provider or other service not owned by us.

2. TERM; CANCELLATION AND RENEWAL This Agreement remains in full force while you use the Services, and certain provisions survive indefinitely. Your subscription will renew automatically until canceled or otherwise specified. Cancel your subscription before it renews to avoid billing your credit or debit card for the renewal term. You will be notified of pending renewals or price increases as required by applicable law.

2.1 Cancellation and Refund Policy. We may cancel your subscription at any time with notice to you. You may cancel your subscription by following the procedures in the Cancellation and Refund Policy on our Customer Center at www.etf.com/subscribe. If you access any Service through a bundled subscription (or any other bundle that includes a Service as well as other etf.com consumer products or services), you may cancel your subscription to such a bundle or any service included in our ‘Profile and Subscriptions’ section of your account. Refunds will be issued upon the cancellation and request of a refund. Please expect 5—7 business for your refund to be issued.

2.2 Effect of Cancellation. If you cancel your subscription, your access to the Service will terminate at the end of your current subscription term or immediately depending on the choice of the subscriber. If we cancel your subscription, your access will terminate on the cancellation date determined by us, which may be on or before the end of your current subscription term. In either case, your status will change to a registered non-subscriber user (or free registered user) for that Service. As a registered non-subscriber user, you may have limited access to the Services, and such access and use will remain subject to this Agreement and our Privacy Notice. If we terminate your subscription for breach, we reserve the right to restrict your access to any Service.

2.3 Survival of Certain Terms. Upon the cancellation, termination, or expiration of your subscription or any registration for any reason, or the cessation of use of any Service, the rights and obligations that expressly or by their nature contemplate performance after such events will continue to survive and remain in full force and effect. 

2.4 Repose of Content or Data You may not create apps, extensions, or other products or services that use our Content (including in connection with AI) without our express written permission. You may not aggregate or otherwise use our Content in a manner that could reasonably serve as, or generate (whether through AI or otherwise), a substitute for a subscription to a Service.