By using this Web site (this “Web Site”) you are deemed to have entered into an agreement (this “Agreement”) with Chao & Company, Ltd. to be bound by the terms set forth below. Chao & Company, Ltd. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to revise, modify, add or delete portions of these terms at any time. Notification of changes in this Agreement will be posted on the Web Site.
TRANSMISSION OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT INTENDED TO CREATE AND RECEIPT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH CHAO & COMPANY, LTD. ANY OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS SITE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND CHAO & COMPANY, LTD. IS NOT UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO UPDATE OR KEEP CURRENT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. CHAO & COMPANY, LTD. ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF ALL OR ANY PART OF THIS MATERIAL.
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The material on this Web Site has no regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular needs of any visitor. It is published solely for informational purposes and is not to be construed as a solicitation nor does it constitute advice, investment or otherwise. References made to third parties are based on information obtained from sources believed to be reliable but are not guaranteed as being accurate. Visitors should not regard it as a substitute for the exercise of their own judgment. Our comments are an expression of opinion. While we believe our statements to be true, they always depend on the reliability of our own credible sources. We recommend that you consult with a licensed, qualified investment advisor before making any investment decisions.
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Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL CHAO & COMPANY, LTD., ITS SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR THEIR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS IN THIS WEB SITE, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE USE OF (OR FAILURE TO USE) OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN, OR AS A RESULT OF THE RISKS INHERENT IN THE STOCK MARKET, EVEN IF CHAO & COMPANY, LTD. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to defend, indemnify and Chao & Company, Ltd., its shareholders, officers, employees and their affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from your violation of this Agreement, state or federal securities laws or regulations, or any third party’s rights, including but not limited to infringement of any copyright, violation of any proprietary right and invasion of any privacy rights. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. Chao & Company, Ltd. reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of Chao & Company, Ltd. This obligation will survive the termination of this Agreement.
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An investment adviser or investment adviser representative may only transact business in a particular state after licensure or satisfying qualifications, requirements of that state, or only if they are excluded or exempted from the state’s investment adviser or investment adviser representative requirements, as the case may be;
Follow-up, individualized responses to consumers in a particular state by an investment adviser or investment adviser representative that involve either the effecting or attempting to effect transactions in securities or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, as the case may be, shall not be made without first complying with the state’s investment adviser or investment adviser representative requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion.
For information concerning the licensure status or disciplinary history of an investment adviser or investment adviser representative, a consumer should contact his or her state securities law administrator.
You acknowledge that transmission to and from this Web Site are not confidential and your communications may be read or intercepted by others. Persons contacting Chao & Company, Ltd. C through this Web Site should not send sensitive, privileged, or confidential information. You acknowledge that by submitting communications to Chao & Company, Ltd., no confidential, fiduciary, contractual or other relationship is created between you and Chao & Company, Ltd. other than pursuant to this Agreement.
Contact information obtained from this Web Site is used only within Chao & Company, Ltd. and is not for public knowledge. This site keeps user email addresses private. They are never disclosed or sold to outside sources. We highly recommend the use of a 128-bit key browser for optimum privacy and security. Please contact Chao & Company, Ltd. for a complete copy of our Privacy Notice.
Collecting and Using Information
Personal Information We Collect Online
Personal Information means personally identifiable information such as information you provide via forms, surveys, applications or other online fields including name, postal or email addresses, telephone, fax or mobile numbers, or account numbers.
How We Use Personal Information
We may use Personal Information:
- to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests;
- to inform you about important information regarding the Site or services for which you may be interested in, or in which you are already receiving, changes to terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information;
- to deliver marketing or general communications that we believe may be of interest to you, including ads or offers tailored to you or information and communication you have specifically requested for;
- to personalize your experience on the Site;
- to verify your identity and/or location
- collected through our social media pages and other online interactions with you to assist in verifying your identity and account status. We may combine this online information with information collected from offline sources or information we already have;
- for business purposes, including data analysis, audits, developing and improving products and services, enhancing the Site, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns;
- for risk control, for fraud detection and prevention, to comply with laws and regulations, and to comply with other legal process and law enforcement requirements;
- to allow you to utilize features within our Sites by granting us access to information from your device such as contact lists, or geo-location when you request certain services.
This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof. No other agreements, representations, or warranties have been made by either party to the other with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement, except as referenced herein.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions, sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this agreement shall be an appropriate state or federal court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Web Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.
Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to establish a partnership, joint venture, association, or employment relationship between the parties.
The failure by Chao & Company, Ltd. to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any provision or right.
If any of the provisions of this Agreement are found or deemed by a court to be invalid or unenforceable, they shall be severable from the remainder of this Agreement and shall not cause the invalidity or unenforceability of the remainder of this Agreement.