Terms of Service and Rules

  1. You should NEVER consider the views and opinions expressed through any interactive service on EliteTrader.com to be investment recommendations. Any investment decisions you make should be made in consultation with your investment professional. There is a risk of loss in trading, and you agree to hold Elite Trader and all of its members harmless from any losses, liabilities or other damages you may suffer as a result of your investment decisions.

  2. As an interactive computer service, we are provided immunity by the United States Congress in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 from being held responsible for material published to our site by users of our services. As a user of this site, you will be held solely responsible for the content of any message that you post. If you post libelous, defamatory, slanderous, or otherwise untruthful remarks about a person or company, you could be putting yourself in legal jeopardy.

  3. By posting information in any chat room, message board, ratings system or other interactive service that may be available to you through this site, you are not to upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content -- including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information -- that:

    • contains excessive profanity or vulgar language;
    • is insulting or argumentitive without merit, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), uses vulgar language in the creation of a user name or otherwise violates Elite Trader's rules or policies or these Rules of User Conduct;
    • victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
    • infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
    • constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (also known as "Spamming"), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
    • contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or
    • impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Elite Trader.

  4. You are not to harvest or collect information about the users or members of this site or use such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications.

  5. You are not to knowingly solicit or collect personal information from a minor (anyone under 18 yrs old). Personal information includes but is not limited to name, address, phone number or name of their school.

  6. Registration is limited to one username per member. Elite Trader may, without prior notice, immediately terminate any or all of your accounts after discovering you have registered, and/or posted under, multiple usernames.

  7. Advertisements and solicitations of any kind are strictly prohibited unless you are a paying site sponsor. As a person who does not represent one of our site sponsors, you are not to solicit our members with any type of commercial offer, or advertise your business through your public posts, private messages, profile page, or file attachments. This includes, but is not limited to, posting your contact information such as your phone number, mailing address, email address or other means of reaching you directly or indirectly. You are not to submit direct links to your commercial web site(s) or indirect links to your site(s) via URL shorteners or other redirection services. Elite Trader and its agents may remove or edit any posted content, without prior notice, that contains unauthorized advertisements or solicitations. Elite Trader may, without prior notice, immediately terminate your membership upon discovery of any unauthorized advertising or solicitation.

  8. While we appreciate your interest in Elite Trader, we do not want and cannot accept any ideas or content you consider to be proprietary. Consequently, any material you submit to this site will be deemed a grant of a royalty free non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, display, transmit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute these materials throughout the universe in any medium and through any methods of distribution, transmission and display whether now known or hereafter devised. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" have been waived.

  9. Because our site is an interactive community, you will likely receive automatically generated emails notifying you whenever there are replies to your posts. By becoming a member, you will also receive our community bulletin, which is an occasional email notifying you of new site features or events. If at any time you do not want to receive any more of these mailings, you are always given the option to unsubscribe in each email. We do not provide your personal information to anyone for sharing or marketing purposes. However, we may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform with the law, respond to claims or comply with legal inquiries about the content of your posts. Also see our privacy policy on Cookie Usage for information on how we collect and use your personal information.

  10. Elite Trader does not pre-screen the content posted by users. However, Elite Trader and its agents have the right at their sole discretion to remove any content that, in Elite Trader's judgment, does not comply with the Member Conduct Rules or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. Elite Trader and its agents may suspend or ban users posting such content at any time without notice. Elite Trader is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing or editing such content.