ValuePickr.com Terms and Conditions of Service
Welcome to ValuePickr.com! We hope you’ll enjoy our product offerings – such as the Stock Screener, our Discussion Boards, our Investment Guru articles, and whatever else we come up with (each a “Service,” and collectively, the “Services”). But first things first: By using the Services, you’re agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you don’t wish to be bound by what we’ve written below, you shouldn’t register with ValuePickr.com, or use the Services we provide. We may change these terms at any time, but we will post a notice on this website of any material changes. Your continued use of ValuePickr.com and its Services means that you accept any new or modified terms and conditions. So please check back here from time to time.
Services, are works in progress. We reserve the right to change or even eliminate them with no notice, at our sole discretion.
Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, members may only maintain one active registration with ValuePickr. In other words, it’s one registration per person. Any use of multiple accounts or aliases on our Services, including attempts to mislead, defraud, confuse or otherwise trick us or our members, is a breach of these Terms and Conditions.
When registering with us, you will be asked to create a password, which you’ll need to access the Service. In order to post a message on the discussion boards, you’ll also be required to choose a user name.
As a registered user, you can update your account settings, including your email address, by going to the “MyFolder” tab up top. There, you can also change your password at any time. Also, if you forget your password, you can use the Lost Password form to request resetting your password.
2. Intellectual Property
All of the Content on our websites and any Service we provide is protected by Indian and international copyright laws and is the property of ValuePickr.com and/or providers of the content under license. By “Content” we mean any information, mode of expression, or other materials and services found on ValuePickr.com. This includes the stock screener, stock screener reports, discussion boards, charts, software, our articles and writings, graphics, and any and all other features.
You may make one copy of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that any material copied remains intact and includes the following notice: ” © Copyright 2010 ValuePickr.com. All rights reserved.” Any other copying, distribution, storing, or transmission of any kind, or any commercial use of our Content, is prohibited without ValuePickr.com’s prior written permission. That means you may not sell, auction, transfer or barter your subscription or any individual publication. You also may not republish, post, transmit or distribute the Content to online bulletin and message boards, blogs, chat rooms, intranets or anywhere else without our consent. You further agree not to create abstracts from or scrape our Content, for use on another website or service. Aside from opening yourself up to liability, distributing our premium Services to other sites and forums is unfair to our members. So please don’t do it.
Please note that notwithstanding the foregoing, when you post content (such as a message-board post), you are not somehow surrendering your copyright in your expression. By posting content, you agree that ValuePickr.com has an unlimited and perpetual license to republish anything you post on our websites, but aside from that, you retain the right to use your words however you want. If you don’t want us to republish your words, then please don’t post them on our websites. We’ll only republish your post in context, and we’ll credit you (under your user name) as author (unless we’re using small quotations). We won’t republish your posts in advertising without your permission.
You agree not to display any of ValuePickr.com’s trademarks or use them in any manner without our express written permission. You can find the list of our trademarks here.
ValuePickr.com champions active and open debate among our members. All we ask is that it’s done in a lawful and civil manner — be it posting on our boards, commenting on blogs or articles or stock screener, or using our system to contact a fellow member in any way. Accordingly, you agree to use ValuePickr.com for lawful purposes only. You may not use or allow others to use your ValuePickr.com membership to:
- Post or transmit any content that is disruptive, uncivil, abusive, vulgar, profane, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;
- Post or transmit any material that you don’t have the right to transmit under law (such as copyrights, trade secrets, or securities) or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);
- Post, transmit, or link to sexually explicit material;
- Impersonate any person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation, including chain letters and pyramid schemes;
- Violate any applicable law or regulation while accessing and using our sites, including, without limitation, the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the national or other securities exchanges (especially and including the rule against making false or misleading statements to manipulate the price of any security);
- Offer, sell, or buy any security;
- Post or transmit any file that contains viruses, corrupted files, “Trojan Horses,” or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage someone’s computer;
- Forge headers or manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through our sites or to manipulate your presence on our site;
- Use any automated means, including without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to scrape, access, monitor, copy or harvest data from any part of our site;
- Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure or disrupts the functioning of our systems or Services; and
- Take any action that damages or disrupts the functioning of our systems or Services.
Unauthorized access of our sites is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and a violation of the law. You agree not to access our sites by any means other than through the interfaces we provide for use in our accessing our sites.
ValuePickr.com may at any time, without prior notice and at our sole discretion, remove any stock screen, message board post, terminate any membership, or take any action for violating the above provisions or otherwise taking an action disruptive to a Service.
You are responsible for statements made and actions taken through the use of your password, so please maintain the confidentiality of your password. You agree to immediately notify ValuePickr.com of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your username and password. We will not be responsible for any loss to you arising from unauthorized use of your data.
If you see something that you feel is a violation of ValuePickr.com Terms and Conditions of Service, please notify ValuePickr.com.
4. Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities
Please read ValuePickr.com’s Disclaimer, which is incorporated herein by reference.
We’re not investment advisors and we cannot provide personalized advice. We can’t know all the relevant facts about you and your individual needs, and we cannot claim or represent that any particular Services are suitable for you. If you want personal advice, then you should seek a registered investment advisor.
ValuePickr.com does not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the Content found in our Services or its usefulness for any particular purpose. ValuePickr.com makes no promises that our content or any of the Services will be delivered to you on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis. In fact, we’re not making any promises or warranties except that we’ll do our best to provide interesting and helpful information and education. Other than that, we reserve the right to be wrong, or even stupid.
Now what does all this mean? It means that you agree that under no circumstances will ValuePickr.com, its employees, or its agents be liable for direct, indirect, incidental or any other type of damages resulting from your use or downloading of any material on our site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. This includes, but is no way limited to, loss or injury caused in whole or in part by our negligence or by stuff beyond our control in creating or delivering any of our Services.
One of the principal tenets here at ValuePickr.com is that the best person to handle your finances is you. By your use of our Services, you’re agreeing that you bear responsibility for your own investment research and investment decisions. You also agree that ValuePickr.com, its directors, its employees, and its agents will not be liable for any investment decision made or action taken by you and others based on news, information, opinion, or any other material published through our Services. ValuePickr.com relies on various sources of data and information that we believe to be accurate and reliable. There are also many contributors here -most, we believe, with incredibly interesting and insightful information and opinions to share. But we can’t and won’t take responsibility for, or make any claims or representations about, the accuracy, completeness, or even the truth of every bit of data, information, and opinion provided through our Services. Remember: All information and content provided on or by ValuePickr.com is to be used on an “as is, with all faults, we’re not perfect” basis.
Obligatory Capitalized Disclaimers of Liability:
NEITHER VALUEPICKR.COM NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTY THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT YOU OBTAIN FROM THE USE OF OUR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR THAT AND ANY ERRORS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY CORRECTED. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR WEBSITES, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, TOOLS, PRODUCTS, OR PROPERTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR SERIVCES AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THEIR CONTENT.
Laws may require that we notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our websites or sending them to you via email (another reason to please keep your account settings current). If you do not provide us with accurate information, we cannot be held liable if we fail to notify you.
6. Everything Else
If any provision in this Agreement is found to be invalid, unenforceable, or nonsensical, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. This Agreement is and always will be governed by the laws of India.You agree that the proper forum for any claim arising under this Agreement will be the Courts at Bangalore, India.
These Terms and Conditions, including those that are incorporated by reference, constitute the entire and only agreement between you and ValuePickr.com and govern your use of our site.
Last Updated: December 07, 2009