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We are not a broker-dealer, and we are not an issuer, and we have no legal relationship to any broker-dealer nor to any issuer that would give rise to liability under the securities laws. As such, NewsAboutStocks.com rejects all legal claims arising under the liability that attaches to broker-dealers and/or to issuers. Your use of this site indicates your consent to this principle.

We may be paid by stocks to promote them, and we may be paid or sponsored by stocks or by investment banks, Wall Street professionals, etc, and we may be paid in equity and hold said equity. If this happens, the ad or sponsored content on our site and emails will be clearly labelled as an ad or paid content. In this situation, the issuer and broker-dealer retain the liability associated with issuers and broker-dealers, and we do not possess any of that liability for distributing said paid content. If there is a claim based on the ads or sponsored content, that claim must be against the author of that content, i.e. the advertiser, not against us. You invest at your own risk, and we do not vet, endorse, fact-check, review, certify or guarantee the quality of any stock or financial product that we feature in our ads and sponsored content as suitable for your individual circumstances as an investor. You consent to this principle by using our site.

We are not the same legal entity as, nor do we possess any legal relationship (unless otherwise stated by us elsewhere on this site) to, any, all, or each of our individual users. When you Friend, Follow, share status updates with, and/or receive status updates, and/or posts, and/or news from, an individual user on Our Social Network, the legal status arising from that behavior is governed by the legal relationship directly between you and that individual user, which is a separate relationship from your relationship between you and us, NewsAboutStocks.com – the Social Network for Investors (and our parent company Chosen Roads Inc.). We do not control, do not have the ability to control, and are not legally responsible for, the behavior, statements, and veracity of our users, whom you trust and interact with entirely at your own risk. The full extent of your remedies for harmful content is that, first, you have the right to complain about a user to us through the Contact Us form, and we may or may not issue discipline at our sole discretion, and, second, if you believe that your legal rights have been violated under the securities laws, you have the right to contact the SEC or FINRA at your own expense, and request that they take action against the user who has aggrieved you. In no event are we ever legally responsible for the content uploaded to our site by our users. We do not endorse, vet, fact-check, approve or review any of our users or any of their content. You consent to this disclaimer of liability by using our site.

We ask that, if you use this website as a source of news about a stock, that this not be the only, or the main, source that you rely upon, as we do not make any promise, guarantee, nor warranty, about our users distributing complete or accurate news and information. In other words, diversify your Wall St. news sources, just as you would diversify a portfolio to mitigate risk.
Investing is risky. Invest in stocks only if you can afford to take a 100% loss on your investment–nothing prevents any individual stock that you have purchased from dropping to a value of 0 at any time (and, for that matter, your liability on shorts is even worse–the risk of a loss that is potentially infinite if the price goes infinitely high). Consult your financial adviser and broker before investing. Users listen to stock picks and financial advice on this site at their own risk, and NewsAboutStocks.com takes no responsibility for user-submitted content and does not review, endorse, vet or fact-check such content.
It is forbidden to post an offering or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities on this site. You may not post offerings or offers to buy or sell securities into our user-uploaded content. This site is not a broker-dealer and it is not for buying and selling shares. It is for discussing stocks and sharing news, info, and analysis only. Any user-uploaded communication on this site that is an offer to sell securities, or an offer to buy securities, or a solicitation of such offers, or actual trading activity, is forbidden. Also, any offer to sell financial services or collect money in any way, other than with NewsAboutStocks.com’s express written consent, is forbidden. Any violation of these terms, i.e. any forbidden conduct, is grounds for immediate suspension or termination of the offending user’s account. Any usage of this site in which one member seeks to do anything that involves or requires collecting money from another user is forbidden. Note that a user is allowed to mention the existence of a for-pay financial service, but may not actually solicit the purchase of that service from users on this site. It is also a violation of the site’s policies for users to create “investment clubs” to pool and invest user money on behalf of the user, although nothing prevents a group of users from discussing a stock with praise for it and then each member individually investing in that stock for his own account. The difference between the latter permissible conduct, and the former forbidden conduct, is that in the latter case, one user would be not collecting another user’s money to invest on his behalf.

Stock promoters who are paid to promote a stock should indicate that fact, and their compensation, in their profile Bio. It is forbidden for a stock promoter to pose as an investor in order to inject favorable statements into the site discussion about the stock he is promoting. Any stock promotion should be clearly labelled as such, in both the stock promoter’s profile Bio and also in the Posts (i.e. Status Updates) that he posts into discussions in feeds, groups, or chat rooms, so that the investors can easily identify his relationship to the stock as a promoter.

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Legal Terms last updated 5/19/2017