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Under no circumstances will we be liable to Users for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages arising from any use of our Web Sites.
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Neither any information nor any opinion expressed on the web site, constitutes an offer, or an invitation to make an offer or solicitation, to buy or sell any securities or any options, futures or other derivatives. Our research reports are prepared for general circulation and are circulated for general information only. It does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and the particular needs of any specific person who may receive this report. Investors should seek professional financial advice, including investment, tax, legal and accounting advice, regarding the appropriateness of investing in any securities or investment strategies discussed or recommended in this report and should understand that statements regarding future prospects may not be realized. Investors should note that income from such securities, if any, may fluctuate and that each security’s price or value may rise or fall. Investing in securities involves risks, including all of the principal amount investment. Accordingly, investors may receive back less than originally invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.
Although we try to provide accurate and complete information, we make no commitment or express or implied warrant that the factual, legal, medical, financial, or any other information contained on our Web Sites, or on any linked websites, is accurate, complete, error-free, or current. We assume no liability if it is not, and your use of our Web Sites is solely at your own risk.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND USER GENERATED CONTENT
We may, from time-to-time, provide public areas of our Web Sites which are intended to facilitate open communication and discussion. If you post, submit, share, disseminate, or respond to User Generated Content, however, you agree that:
your User Generated Content will not (i) be defamatory, harassing, threatening, obscene, pornographic, or invasive of privacy, (ii) be illegal, encourage illegal activity, violate of the rights of others, or otherwise give rise to liability, (iii) be confidential or proprietary, or infringe any third-party intellectual property rights and, (iv) in particular, be copyright protected (unless you have full permission to publish it under the terms hereof from the copyright owner).
you are solely responsible for the User Generated Content and your failure to comply with the foregoing.
we have the right (but assume no obligation) to monitor, delete, move, or edit any User Generated Content that we consider inappropriate or unacceptable for any reason.
you grant to us, and to each user of our Web Sites, a global, nonexclusive, unlimited license to publish, reproduce, sell, display, perform, disclose, distribute, use, edit or modify the User Generated Content, and any ideas, concepts or techniques embodied in the User Generated Content, for any purpose whatsoever, and you waive any and all moral rights you may have in the foregoing.
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NETWORK
We connect individuals with a network of Fee-Only professionals. We provide training to these professionals at TheAdviserAcademy.com and provide design and marketing services through FeeOnlyMarketing.com. Training covers such topics as portfolio management, financial planning, income taxes, retirement planning, Medicare planning, Social Security analysis, IRA planning, 401(k) plans, mortgages, college planning, marketing and other similar and related topics. Marketing services include branding, website designs, public relations, lead generation, content creation, design, social media, print and other marketing services. We do not earn a fee based on any service they provide to you.
To be eligible for our network, professionals had to assert that they:
- are either a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Registered Investment Adviser (RIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), tax accountant, or practicing and state-licensed attorney.
- will only offer Fee-Only services to individuals we connect them with (including not offering the sale of commissioned or proprietary products to them);
- comply with all required Fee-Only definitions, standards of business conduct and rules of any professional organization (such as NAPFA) that they belong to; and
- are properly licensed or registered, as applicable, to offer Fee-Only services.
You are encouraged to personally interview, obtain references and reach an independent decision about your choice of financial adviser, financial planner, CPA, money manager or attorney. Selection of a participating professional to represent or advise you in any matter is your sole responsibility. Our 1800ADVISER directory is provided for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement, recommendation, or guarantee of any service, product, or professional. The selection of a professional listed in the directory and the transaction of business with such person is your sole responsibility and should be undertaken only after thorough investigation and analysis. 1-800-ADVISER.COM receives fees for each person listed in the directory. No fees are received whether or not a client uses a particular adviser.
Our network includes Fee-Only professionals including financial advisers, accountants, certified public accountants, attorneys and other individuals who choose and are accepted to be included. Most of the Fee-Only professionals in our network are members of respected professional organizations including: National Association of Personal Financial Advisor (NAPFA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACP), the Garret Planning Network, the XY Financial Planning Network, the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), American Bar Association, National Elder law Foundation (NELF), National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP), Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Registered Social Security Analysts (RSSA) or National Organization of Social Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).
We do provide links to third party websites that provides information about professionals in our network. These websites include:
- the Financial Industry Regulation Authority's (FINRA) BrokerCheck website (for professionals who are subject to the FINRA's oversight).,
- the Securities and Exchange Commision's (SEC) investment Adviser Public Disclosure website (for professionals who are subject to the SEC's oversight),
- the Office of the Comptroller of the Current's (OCC) Enforcement Actions website (for those individuals who are subject to OCC oversight),
- the websites for the North American Securities Administrators Association, which provides contact information for state securities regulators,
- state bar association websites, and
- CPA state associations.
Profiles of professionals made available through the web sites including 1800ADVISER.COM (the “Directory”) may be considered to be an endorsement of such advisors as the term “endorsement” is defined in Rule 206(4)-1 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Marketing Rule”). The Independent Adviser Corporation is not a current client of any professionals appearing in the Directory. Further, the existence and content of a professional profile is not based on the actual experience of us or any client with such professional and is solely based on a professional's eligibility to be listed in the Directory. Some professionals appearing in the Directory may pay a fee to us or third parties which is in consideration of a variety of services and benefits provided by us or that third party to professionals – including the ability to be listed in the Directory. Because of this payment, we do have a conflict of interest and a financial incentive to include professionals in the Directory from whom we or third parties have received compensation.
FINANCIAL ADVISERS AND REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISERS
The Independent Adviser Corporation does not perform investment banking or other services, for or solicit investment banking from any entities mentioned on the web site. The Independent Adviser Corporation, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and employee benefit programs may have a long or short position in any securities of an issuer or in related investments.
A copy of our Registered Investment Adviser Statement is available on our web site. Your use of this web site is an acknowledgement that you have received it. You can read it by clicking here. If you have difficulty reading it, you should make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Software.
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING AND TAX ADVICE
Our Web Sites provide free investment research, educational resources and information material to individuals, families and businesses. When financial, public accounting or legal advice is needed, we connect individuals with a network of Fee-Only professionals. We are not a law firm, do not provide legal advice and are not a "lawyer referral service." We are not engaged in the practice of Certified Public Accountancy or are we an "accountant referral service." We are not a licensed CPA firm in the State of New York or in any other state.
None of the information posted on this site constitutes tax advice. To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS under Circular 230, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained in any communication from Us or our Web Sites (including any free consultations) is and was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (1) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any matters addressed therein.
You should consult with your tax adviser before making any taxable related investment decisions. Certain professional services such as legal advice or certified public accounting services are provided through our network of third-party professional service firms. We do employ or contract with individual Certified Public Accountants to provide services which are not within the definition of Certified Public Accountancy. We also may employ, contract or may contract with individual practice members of the Financial Planning Association, National Association of Financial Planners and the AICPA.
ATTORNEYS, LAW FIRMS AND ATTORNEY ADVERTISING
We operate Web Sites, provide free investment research, educational resources and information material to individuals, families and businesses. When financial or legal advice is needed, we connect individuals with a network of Fee-Only professionals. We are not a law firm, do not provide legal advice and are not a "lawyer referral service." When legal advice is needed, we connect individuals with attorneys who have joined our Fee-Only 1800ADVISER network. Attorneys who have joined our network have paid us an advertising or marketing fee. We do not share in any legal fees or earn money from any legal advice they provide to clients who engage them.
The following is important information:
LEGAL INFORMATION IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE: Our Websites are a platform for self-help and include general information on commonly encountered legal issues. At no time do we draw legal conclusions, provide legal advice, opinions or recommendations about your legal rights, remedies, defenses, legal options, legal strategies, or apply the law to the facts of your particular situation. We are not a law firm and may not perform services performed by an attorney. We and our websites are not substitutes for the advice or services of a qualified attorney licensed to practice in an appropriate jurisdiction. If you need legal advice for a specific problem, you should speak with a licensed attorney including those on AskMyCounsel.com.
WE ARE NOT A LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: The directory of lawyers published on our Web Sites is provided to the public free of charge. Attorneys who are listed on the site pay us a marketing fee. We do not endorse or recommend any attorney, nor do we make any warranty as to the qualifications or competency of an attorney.
NO CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP IS FORMED: No client-lawyer relationship between you and us is or may be created by your access to or use of any of our Web Sites or any information contained on them. When you contact us, your initial contact may not be with a licensed attorney and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Once we gather certain information from you, we will communicate such information to a participating attorney in our Fee-Only 1800ADVISER network. Such transmission is not intended to create nor constitute an attorney-client relationship. Additionally, you understand and agree that any information you provide to us on our Web Sites and which we communicate to third party attorneys is not subject to attorney-client privilege. The only way to become a client of an attorney is through a mutual agreement between you and a third-party attorney.
INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITES MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO YOU AND MAY NOT BE CURRRENT OR COMPLETE: We strive to keep our Web Sites; however, because the law, business climate and economy changes rapidly, we cannot guarantee that all of the information on our Web Sites is current. The law is different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and may be subject to interpretation by different courts. The law is a personal matter, and general information like we provide cannot fit every circumstance. Nor is our information guaranteed to be correct, complete or up to date. Therefore, if you need legal advice for your specific problem, or if your specific problem is too complex to be addressed by our educational material and resources, you should consult a licensed attorney in your area.
USE OF THE TERM EXPERIENCE: The term "experience" or "experienced," as used on any of our Webs Sites for the purposes of describing third party attorneys participating in the 1800ADVISER network, means that the attorney: (a) possesses a minimum of two years' experience practicing law, (b) maintains errors and omissions insurance policies, (c) is in good standing with the state bar in each jurisdiction in which the attorney is licensed to practice, (d) has no pending malpractice lawsuit, as of the date of joining the 1800ADVISER Network, and (e) has no public record of discipline by a state bar within the last five years. The term "experience" or "experienced" is not intended to be a comparison to any other attorney's services or qualifications.
USE OF THE TERM CONTIGENT: The term "contingent" or "contingent fees" as used on any of our Webs Sites for the purposes of describing potential fees charged by attorneys in the 1800ADVISEAR network, refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually may need to be paid by the client. The percentage fee will be computed before or after expenses are deducted from the recovery in accordance with state laws and as agreed with the specific attorney you hire.
ATTORNEY ADVERTISING RULES: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed by any attorney in our network is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. Prior results in cases by attorneys in our network do not guarantee a similar outcome of any matter or legal proceeding.
ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS: To the extent it applies, it is our intention and the intention of third-party attorneys in our network to fully comply with all legal and ethical requirements related to our Web Sites. To the extent that any jurisdiction requires us to designate a principal office responsible for our Web Sites, we designate our office located at 482 W. Main Street, Huntington NY 11743(USA).
STATE SPECIFIC ATTORNEY RULES: Every state has rules of conduct for attorneys that govern lawyer advertising, and which may apply to the attorney listing you are viewing. To the extent it applies, you may find the text of these rules in the sources indicated below. In addition, to the extent it applies, if a state requires specific language to accompany an attorney’s advertisement, that language is also provided below:
Alabama -No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.2(e)See Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Alaska -The Alaska Bar Association does not accredit or endorse certifying organizations. Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(a)(2) See Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2 Arizona - See Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Arkansas - See Arkansas Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 California - See California Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1-400 Colorado - Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field. Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4See Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Connecticut - See Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.4A Delaware- See Delaware Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 District of Columbia - See D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.1 Florida - The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask the lawyer to send you free written information about his or her qualifications and experience. Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 4-7.3(b)See Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 4-7 Georgia - See Georgia Code of Professional Responsibility, DRs 2-101, 2-105 Hawaii - There is no procedure for review or approval of specialist certification organizations in Hawaii. Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(c)See Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Idaho - See Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5 Illinois - The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award or recognition by an agency, governmental or private, or by any group, organization or association used by an Illinois attorney to describe his or her qualifications as a lawyer or in any subspecialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois. Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(c)See Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Indiana - See Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Iowa-The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. This disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa. Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice does not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. This notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa - See Iowa Code of Professional Responsibility for Lawyers, DRs 2-101, 2-105 Kansas - See Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Kentucky - See Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules SCR 3.130 (7.01), SCR 3.130 (7.02), SCR 3.130(7.10), SCR 3.130(7.20), SCR 3.130(7.40) Louisiana - See Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.4 Maine - See Maine Code of Professional Responsibility, Rules 3.8, 3.9 Maryland - See Maryland Lawyer’s Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Massachusetts - If an attorney holds himself out as certified in a particular area of law, the certifying organization is a private organization whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(b)See Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Michigan - See Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Minnesota - See Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Mississippi - FREE BACKGROUND INFORMATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(a)See Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.6 Missouri - Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor The Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4See Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Montana - See Montana Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Nebraska - See Nebraska Code of Professional Responsibility, DR 2-101 Nevada - The State Bar of Nevada does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 196(4) Neither the State Bar of Nevada nor any agency of the State Bar has certified any lawyer identified here as a specialist or as an expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability. Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 198(3)(b)See Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 195, 196, 196.5, 198 New Hampshire - See New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, New Jersey - See New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 New Mexico - Certification of a lawyer in a particular area of law by an organization other than the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization does not constitute recognition by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization unless the lawyer is also recognized by the Board as a specialist in that area of law. New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 16-704(D)See New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 16-701, 16-702, 16-704 New York - See New York Code of Professional Responsibility, DRs 2-101, 2-105 North Carolina - See North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, North Dakota - See North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.1 Ohio - See Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility, DRs 2-101, 2-105 Oklahoma - See Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Oregon - See Oregon Code of Professional Responsibility, DR 2-101, Pennsylvania - See Pennsylvania Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.6 Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. Rhode Island Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4See Rhode Island Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 South Carolina - See South Carolina Rules of Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 South Dakota - See South Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Tennessee - See Tennessee Code of Professional Responsibility, DRs 2-101, 2-105 Texas - See Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.01 Utah - See Utah Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Vermont - See Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Virginia - See Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility, DRs 2-101, 2-104 Washington - The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize the certification of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award or recognition by a group, organization or association used by a Washington attorney to describe his or her qualifications as a lawyer or in any subspecialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington. Washington Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4See Washington Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 West Virginia -See West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 Wisconsin - See Wisconsin Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, Rules SCR 20:7.1, 20:7.2, 20:7.4 Wyoming - The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys at Law, Rule 7.2(g)See Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys at Law, Rule 7.2.
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Our Web Sites and 1800ADVISER are trademarks and services marks of The Independent Adviser Corporation.
We retain all ownership on our Web Sites and all content displayed on the Web Sites. The contents of our Web Sites are protected by applicable copyright laws. Users of our Web Sites are granted a nonexclusive, revocable right to use our Web Sites provided that they do not (i) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or (ii) modify or attempt to modify the Websites in any manner or form. In no case, is permission granted to copy, distribute, modify, post or frame any text, graphics, video, audio, software code, or user interface design or logos without written permission.
Links to our site are also permitted with notification to us. We reserve the right to revoke any permission to link. If you have been granted the right to display our Web Sites logo or link(s) on your website via a separate agreement, we hereby grant to you a nonexclusive, royalty-free, nontransferable, non-sublicensable right to display our logo or link to our Web Sites solely in connection with the terms and conditions hereunder. You agree not to alter of modify the logos or links in any manner that is disparaging or otherwise damages our goodwill. Your breach of any of the foregoing obligations may result in immediate termination of any agreement you have with us. Upon termination or cancellation of your agreement, you will promptly remove any links from your website.
In addition, you may only use our Web Sites if you agree not to take any action that might (i) interfere with their proper working, (ii) impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on their infrastructure, (iii) compromise the their security, (iv) render them or their features inaccessible to others, (v) cause other damage to the websites or any content, or (vi) launch any automated system, including without limitation, any “robot,” “spider,” or “offline reader” that sends more requests to their server(s) in a given period of time than a human can reasonably generate using a conventional web browser.
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