Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the AAFT.org website. Please read the below carefully as it is legally binding on you. Your use of this website means you accept these Terms and Conditions as at the date of your first use of this Website.


Definitions

"AAFT.org" or simply "AAFT" means the Austin Association of Financial Traders, a Austin, Texas-based group of traders and investors. "Website" means www.AAFT.org, or any other websites under AAFT's ownership or control from which a link has been created to these Terms and Conditions.  "You", "your" and "yours" means the person(s) accessing the Website. "We", "us" and "our" means AAFT or AAFT Support. "Material" means any information, data, text, graphics, links, programming code or other material published, contained or available on the web site.


Changes to the Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Please check back regularly because the amended Terms and Conditions will apply to your continued use of the Website.  Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be extended or superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the Website.


Contacting us about our Terms and Conditions

If you are uncertain about anything in these Terms and Conditions please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or write to us at the above address.


Users

The Website is intended for people accessing it from within the United States. We cannot guarantee the site or the information it contains complies with or is appropriate for use in other countries. If you are under 18 years old you must comply with the Eligibility terms and have permission from a parent to use the Website.


Registration

Certain areas of the Website (such as those where you can upload, post or share information), are only available to you if you register with us. Additional Registration Terms and Conditions will apply to you if you choose to register with us.


Material on the Website

Material on the Website is provided for information purposes only. Whilst every care is taken in compiling the information on the Website we do not make any warranties or representations as to its accuracy or reliability. We may make changes to the Material on the Website at any time without notice. Certain information on the Website may contain typographical or other errors or be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such information.  We and any third parties referred to on the Website assume no responsibility for how you use the information provided through the Website.

Links

Where we provide hypertext links to other websites, we do so for information purposes only. We are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linking to or from our Website. We have not verified the content of any such websites and links to other websites do not imply any endorsement of the material on those Websites. If you choose to follow links to other websites you do so at your own risk.  It is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements.


Use of the Website and Copyright

You may access, view and download copies of Material contained in the non-password protected parts of the Website as long as you comply with these Terms and Conditions and:

  • you use the Material for information purposes and for your non-commercial, personal use only;
  • all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices are kept on the Material; and
  • you do not modify, reproduce, display, distribute the Material or perform the Material for any public use without prior written consent from AAFT Support or an AAFT officer.

Service Access

Whilst we try to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.


Liability

Neither we, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, maintaining http://www.aaft.org/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&sectionid=-1&task=edit&cid[]=46or delivering the Website, will be liable for any amount or kind of loss or damage (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damage) or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, whether in tort, contract or otherwise (including without limitation negligence) in connection with: your use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites; or any amount or kind of loss or damage (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damage) including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data, or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website or your downloading of any Material from the Website or any websites linked to the Website.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, fraud, or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter. If your use of the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of your equipment, software or data, you assume all costs of this.


Privacy and Data Protection

We are committed to protecting your privacy online. For more information on please see our Privacy Policy.


Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute arising from these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

 

Registration Terms and Conditions

These Registration Terms and Conditions are to be read in conjunction with our general Terms and Conditions (see above) and our Privacy Policy. These Registration Terms and Conditions apply to our discussion forums, for example the Share discussion forum, and will apply to you if you register with us.

Definitions

A "Registered User" is a person who has registered to use a service on our Website. The "Registered Users' Areas" are areas of the Website that require registration before a person can gain access, for example the Share discussion forums. "Your Content" is any and all the content submitted or uploaded by Registered Users, including names, images, photographs, video clips, biographical information, text, logos, marks and any other information and materials.


Registration Process

Before you are able to access Registered Users' Areas you must read through these Registration Terms and Conditions.  To register you need to provide a verifiable email address, choose a display name, complete the required fields on the registration form and read and accept these Registration Terms and Conditions. Once you have done this we will send you a confirmation email with your registration information.


Eligibility

Use of Share and registration to be a Registered User is void where prohibited. Share is solely for users aged 16 and over. Any registration by, use or access to Share by anyone under 16 years of age shall be unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these [Registration] Terms and Conditions. By using Share you warrant that: all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; you will maintain the accuracy of this information; your use of Share does not violate any applicable law or regulation; and you are 16 years of age or older. Share reserves the right to terminate your membership without warning if it believes that you are under 16 years of age.


Display Names and Passwords

By registering, you promise to keep your password secret and not to disclose or share it with anyone.  If you believe that someone else may have access to or know your password you must contact us immediately to change it.


Submission of Content

As a Registered User you may post or upload Your Content to the Website as long as you comply with our Content Standards and these terms and conditions. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non exclusive license to use Your Content on the Website, and for other uses as we require in any and all media. This includes, without limit, the right to sub-license to third parties, in our absolute discretion via any and all media (whether existing now or invented in the future). You grant us all necessary rights, licenses, consents and clearances to allow us to use Your Content in accordance with these Registration Terms and Conditions and agree not to assert any moral or similar rights you may have in any Content.

You guarantee that Your Content:

  • does not infringe any copyright, trade marks, rights of privacy/confidentiality, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person or entity;
  • does not contain any information about any person(s) under the age of 18 unless you are either their parent or legal guardian, or have signed permission from their parent or legal guardian;
  • does not contain malicious code, viruses or other harmful programs or material;
  • does not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation; and
  • meets our Content Standards (see below) and complies with any specific rules that may apply to any particular area of the Registered Users' Areas.

You agree that before posting or uploading Your Content you are responsible for obtaining all releases, consents and/or licenses necessary for uploading Your Content on our Website and for any subsequent use of that content by us in accordance with these Registration Terms and Conditions.

You promise that you are the person depicted in any images or recordings submitted as part of Your Content and if you upload any images or recordings of any third party, you have obtained the prior written consent of that party to submit such content to our Website.


Content Standards

You agree whenever you submit Your Content to our Website or contact other Registered Users you must comply with our Content Standards. If you do not comply we reserve the right to suspend or ban you from using the website and the Registered User Areas without notice.

You agree Your Content must be accurate where it states facts and be genuinely held where it states opinions. You agree Your Content must not:

  • contain any material which constitutes or encourages conduct that could be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law;
  • contain any material which is defamatory;
  • contain any material which is obscene or offensive;
  • infringe any copyright, database rights, trade mark or other intellectual property right or other right of any other person;
  • be likely to deceive any person;
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or obligation of confidentiality;
  • be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • be likely to disrupt our service in any way;
  • give the impression it emanates from us where this is not the case; or
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act, for example copyright, trade mark infringement, or computer misuse.

Use of Your Content

You agree to comply with any additional rules (such as the House Rules of the Share forum) that may apply to a particular Registered Users' Area. We reserve the right to reject, block, suspend or remove Your Content at any time at our sole discretion. We in no way guarantee that Your Content or any part of it will be displayed on the Website. Any content is published at our discretion.


Your Personal Information

Posting personal information on our Website means your information is publicly accessible. We strongly recommend that you avoid disclosing personal information that could be used to identify you (such as name, age, address, or name of employer). For more information on how we collect and use personal information please see our Privacy Policy.


Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us and any related third parties in full from and against all third party claims, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) incurred or suffered by such persons arising out of or related to Your Content and/or any breach by you of any term in these Registration Terms and Conditions.

 

Written Communications

Our principle means of communication with you will be mainly electronic.  We will contact you by email or provide you with information by posting notice of the Website.  You agree to electronic communications and acknowledge that all contract, notice and other communication that we provide electronically comply with any requirement that they must be in writing.  This does not affect your statutory rights.


Last updated:  July 2010.