Terms of Service:CNBC.com
20. Modification to the Terms of Service
CNBC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend this Agreement, and to modify, add or discontinue any aspect, content, or feature of the Service without notice. The Service may provide notices of changes to this Agreement or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service. Please review this Agreement from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes. Continued use of the Service by you shall constitute your binding acceptance of any such amendments, modifications, additions or deletions.
21. Third Party Applications, Websites and Advertisers
Your access to or use of the Service may require your use of a media player or other application that is not provided by CNBC. Your use of such media player or other application will be governed by the license agreement accompanying the same, and you agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions of such license agreement. PLEASE NOTE THAT CNBC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF SUCH THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS.
CNBC takes no responsibility for advertisements or any third party material Posted on the Service, nor does it take any responsibility for the products or services provided by advertisers. Any dealings you have with advertisers found while using the Service are between you and the advertiser, and you agree that CNBC is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against an advertiser.
22. Export Control
Although the Service is accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed or referenced in, or made available through, the Service are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions. In addition, restrictions may apply to use of products or services obtained in one jurisdiction in other jurisdictions. Those who choose to access the Service do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with their local laws, if and to the extent such local laws are applicable. CNBC, its parent, subsidiary companies, affiliates, suppliers and agents, reserve the right to limit the availability of the Service and/or the provision of any product or service to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we or they so desire, at any time and in our or their sole discretion.
Material from the Service is further subject to United States export controls. No Material from the Service may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (A) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods, or (B) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By using the Service, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
23. Rules for Message Boards, Forums, Chat Rooms, Comments & Other User-Supplied Material
Portions of the Service may provide you and other users an opportunity to submit, post, display, transmit and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, photographs, images, video, creative works or other information, messages, transmissions or material to us, the Service or others ("Post" or "Postings"). Postings do not reflect the views of CNBC, its parent or subsidiary companies, its affiliates or their respective officers, directors, employees or agents, and CNBC does not have any obligation to monitor, edit or screen any Postings, but may do so in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, CNBC should not be seen as endorsing any Post in any way. CNBC, its parent company, and their respective officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries and/or affiliates shall not be liable for any Posting that is in violation of this Agreement.
You acknowledge that anything you submit to the Service by way of any Posting is routed through CNBC's servers and the Internet and that, therefore, you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such submission. You acknowledge that the Posting and features on the Service are postings for public and not private communications. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, for example, via message boards, forums, chat rooms or comments (collectively, "Forums"), that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk. As set forth in this Agreement, users of Forums must follow acceptable standards of behavior when posting messages online. Users under the age of 18 may not submit Postings to any Forums.
If a Posting originates from you or your account, you hereby agree not to post any materials that (1) interfere with anyone else's use of the Service; (2) are abusive, illegal, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, offensive, or threatening in any way; (3) encourage anyone to break the law; (4) violate anyone's copyright, trademark or other property right; (5) interfere with the privacy of any other user; (6) contain a virus or any other harmful component; or (7) contain false or misleading statements of fact or descriptions of the origin of the material or the communication. You agree to comply with any additional terms which are referred to on the Service or any subsite within the Service.
The Forums provided on the Service are for the purpose of exchanging views and information about television programming. CNBC reserves the right to terminate the account or suspend the posting privileges of anyone who Posts materials for any reason whatsoever, in its sole discretion. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, or unlawful material or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Although CNBC may from time to time monitor or review Forums, bulletin boards, discussions, postings, transmissions, and the like on the Service, CNBC is under no obligation to do so and assumes no liability or responsibility arising from the contents of any such communications or for any defamation, error, inaccuracy, libel, obscenity, or profanity contained in any such communication. CNBC may change, edit, or remove any user material or conversations that are illegal, indecent, obscene, or offensive, or that violate CNBC's policies in any way. Further, CNBC reserves the right to remove or edit content from any Forum at any time and for any reason although we have no duty to do so. CNBC will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing CNBC to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials. Posting is for noncommercial purposes only and you may not Post in any manner which does or is intended to promote or generate revenue for any business enterprise or commercial activity.
If you submit a posting to the Forums on the Service, you hereby agree to the following: By submitting a Posting, you grant CNBC.com a non-exclusive perpetual worldwide license to such Posting, and that CNBC shall have the right to use all or any portion of such Posting in all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, as determined by CNBC in its sole discretion. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old. You agree at all times to abide by the Forums' Rules, and acknowledge that failure to do so may lead to the suspension of your ability to post to the Forums. You should also specifically review Sections 10, 11 and 24.
24. No Investment Advice
If you intend to use the Service or receive or request any news, messages, alerts or other information from the Service concerning companies, stock quotes, investments or securities, please read the above Sections 10 and 11 again. They are particularly important for you. The Service is provided for informational purposes only. You understand and hereby agree that the Service and CNBC do not recommend any security, financial product or instrument, nor does any mention of a particular security on the Service constitute a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold that or any other security, financial product or investment discussed herein. You also understand and acknowledge that neither the Service nor CNBC provide tax, legal or investment advice. You further understand and hereby agree that the Service and CNBC do not offer or provide any investment advice or opinion regarding the nature, potential, value, suitability or profitability of any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction, investment strategy or other matter. You hereby agree that any investment decisions you make will be based solely on your evaluation of your financial circumstances, investment objectives, risk tolerance, financial condition, and liquidity needs. CNBC shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted via the Service, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information. Any information provided on the Service may have been previously disseminated and does not reflect the opinions of CNBC, NBC Universal or our parent company or affiliates.