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In order to access certain features of the Site or to post content on the Site you must register to create an account ("Account"). You must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information. You will also choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. You agree to notify Energy Shares immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your Account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your Account. You will not transfer your Account to anyone without first getting our written permission.
You agree that your Account will be self-directed and that you are solely responsible for all purchases, orders, investment decisions and instructions placed in your Account. Although the Site may provide data, information or content provided by other parties relating to investment strategies and/or opportunities to buy and/or sell securities, you should not construe any such content as tax, legal, financial, or investment advice. Unless we provide you with specific advice that is clearly identified as an individualized recommendation specifically addressed to you, which we do not ever do, , you represent that any decision to invest is based solely on your consideration of the risks involving a particular security or those of a third-party (i.e. your personal financial advisor) is made at your own risk.
Energy Shares does not make any recommendations regarding the appropriateness of particular investment opportunities for any investor. Each investor must review and evaluate the investments in the investor’s own discretion and determine the suitability of making the particular investment. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investors should conduct their own due diligence and not rely on the financial assumptions or estimates that may be displayed on the web site. There is a potential for loss of part or ALL of an investor’s investment capital, and each investor should understand that all capital invested may be lost. Investors should only consider these investments if they have no need for liquidity and can bear the risk of losing their entire investment.
There can be no assurance that investment objectives will be achieved. Investments presented on our web site are subject to high risk. These risks include absence of a public market for these securities, lack of an operating history, limited transferability and lack of liquidity, lack of diversification in investments offered. The investments are not suitable for all investors. Refer to the Offering Documents for a more detailed discussion of risks and suitability standards.
Nothing on our web site shall be considered a solicitation or offer to buy or sell any security, or to offer or provide any investment, tax, financial or legal advice or service to any person. Any summaries provided through our web site are intended to be general in nature and are no substitute for professional tax, financial or legal advice or more detailed information in the Formal Offering Documents. The offering is made only by means of the Offering Documents. Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities regulator has passed on or endorsed the merits of this offering. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful.
Offering Documents contain complete information on the risks of the investment, fees and expenses, and other material facts, and should be read carefully before investing. Investments in offerings on our website involve significant risks, which are described in detail in the Offering Documents. Such an investment is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Investors should be able to bear the risk of losing their entire investment.
All investments involve a degree of risk, and you acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for determining the suitability of an investment or strategy and accept the risks associated with such decisions that may include the risk of complete loss of your principal. You agree and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for conducting legal, accounting, financial, and any other due diligence review on the companies listed on the Site. You are advised to consult with a licensed legal professional and investment advisor for any legal, tax, financial, or investment advice. The Site will merely provide you with the ability for you to make your own investment decision without any advice by the Site.
Registration Information - Investor
As the individual user of our website and Services, you represent, warrant, and agree that you are at least 18 years old and have the right, authority, and capacity to agree to these terms on your own behalf or on behalf of your own entity. All the information, forms, documents, or other materials submitted by you are true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
The securities offered on this Site may generally be purchased by all Investors, except that certain investors and/or investments may be restricted based on jurisdiction, regulatory requirements, financial status, and/or Accredited Investor status as defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 ("Regulation D"). An Accredited Investor is defined as follows:
- A natural person who has individual net worth, or joint net worth with the person's spouse, that exceeds $1 million at the time of the purchase, excluding the value of your primary residence;Explanation: In calculating net worth, you include all of your assets (other than your primary residence) whether liquid or illiquid, such as cash, stock, securities, personal property and real estate based on the fair market value of such property MINUS all debts and liabilities (other than a mortgage or other debt secured by your primary residence).
- A natural person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year;
- A natural person in good standing of certain FINRA licenses, specifically the Series 7, Series 65 or the Series 82
- A bank, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company;
- An employee benefit plan, within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, if a bank, insurance company, or registered investment adviser makes the investment decisions, or if the plan has total assets in excess of $5 million;
- A charitable organization, corporation, or partnership with assets exceeding $5 million;
- A director, executive officer, or general partner of the company selling the securities;
- A business in which all the equity owners are Accredited Investors; or
- A trust with assets in excess of $5 million, not formed to acquire the securities offered, whose purchases a sophisticated person makes.
WE ARE ENTITLED TO RELY UPON YOUR REPRESENTATION. YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY US OF ANY MATERIAL ADVERSE CHANGE IN SUCH INFORMATION OR IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY AS AN ACCREDITED INVESTOR FOR ANY REASON.
You acknowledge and agree that the foregoing provisions shall be automatically amended to match the definition of "Accredited Investor" pursuant to Regulation D if such definition is amended after the date hereof.
Each issuer, or person who is offering securities on the site (an "Issuer") is responsible for the material such Issuer posts on this Site and, by posting such material, represents that: (i) it has complied in all material respects with all applicable rules and regulations; and (ii) such information will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated or necessary to make such statements not misleading in light of the circumstances under which they are made. We are entitled to rely upon any representations made by the Issuer. Each Issuer is responsible for ensuring that its securities offering, including use of the Site, is in compliance with all applicable statute, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, code, injunction, judgment, decree or order of any United States or foreign, federal, state, local, municipal or other governmental, regulatory or administrative authority, agency or commission or any judicial or arbitral body, or any body duly authorized to exercise any administrative, judicial, executive, legislative, police, regulatory or taxing authority power or authority of any of the foregoing ("Applicable Law"). Each authorized representative of an Issuer accessing the Site hereby represents and warrants, on behalf of such Issuer, that its use of the Site is, and shall be at all times, in compliance with Applicable Law. Each issuer hereby agrees, by creating an issuer account and using the Site, that it shall become a member of the Energy Shares general community, shall receive communications, including electronic communications, from Energy Shares and grants to Energy Shares a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to all of the data posted by such Issuer on the Site.
You represent and warrant that all information that you provide to Energy Shares or through the Site is accurate, complete and truthful. You acknowledge and agree that Energy Shares and its agents are entitled to rely upon the information you provide as true, accurate and complete. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete.
Energy Shares grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferrable license to view, copy and print content on the Site for personal, non-commercial purposes. Energy Shares grants the operators of public search engines a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable license to copy materials from the Site for the purpose of creating publicly available, searchable indices of Site content. We reserve the right to terminate or limit your access to the Site and/or the licenses granted herein for any reason and in our sole discretion. You agree not to modify, damage, disrupt, disable, overburden, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation, security or maintenance of the Site or the rights or use and enjoyment of the Site by any other person or entity in any manner.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any material on or through the Site that, in Energy Shares’ sole opinion, is or could be offensive, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, disingenuous, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Energy Shares will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Energy Shares to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on the Site.
No Representations or Warranties
Energy Shares makes no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of the information provided on the Site. Energy Shares does not endorse or represent the reliability or accuracy of any content or information distributed through or accessed from the Site. Energy Shares shall not be liable for any investment decisions made based upon such information. You agree that any reliance upon any content or information distributed through or accessed from the Site is at your sole risk. Energy Shares is entitled to rely upon the information provided by its users. Energy Shares cannot guarantee that Issuer's will use the proceeds of their investment in accordance with the stated purpose. To the extent provided by law, Energy Shares assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. Energy Shares has not reviewed all of the links provided on the Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-Site pages. Clicking on hyperlinks and visiting any off-Site pages is done at your own risk.
Digital Millennium Copyright Notice
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you or any user of our Site believes its copyright rights have been infringed on our Site, the copyright(s) owner ("Complaining Party") should send notification to Our Designated Agent (as identified below) immediately. To be effective, the notification must include:
- A physical or electronic signature of the Complaining Party or such person authorized to act on behalf of the Complaining Party;
- Identification of the copyrights(s) claimed to have been infringed;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the Complaining Party or such person authorized to act on behalf of the Complaining Party, such as address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the Complaining Party may be contacted;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing the Complaining Party's copyrights(s) that is to be removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate such materials;
- A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, agent, or by law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, the Complaining Party or such person authorized to act on behalf of the Complaining Party is the owner of an exclusive copyrights that is allegedly infringed.
- Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c) ("DMCA"), Energy Shares Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyrights infringement can be contacted at the addresses below.
Energy Shares LLC
Postal Address: Energy Shares LLC, 301 N Lake Ave Suite 950, Pasadena CA 91101
E-mail address: email@example.com
You acknowledge, accept and agree that if we receive a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, we may immediately remove the identified materials from our Site without liability to you or any other party and that the claims of the Complaining Party will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the DMCA.
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Energy Shares and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with our rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. Allegations that other intellectual property right is being infringed should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Energy Shares may, in its sole discretion, terminate the accounts of those who are accused of copyright infringement or other intellectual property rights.
You agree, in your individual capacity and on behalf of any Issuer for which you are an authorized representative, that Energy Shares may send communications to you via your mailing address, email, telephone or facsimile number provided by you on your Account. You agree to notify us of any changes in your address or contact details. Energy Shares may also deliver information verbally. Communications shall be deemed delivered to you when sent and not when received. Your use of electronic signatures to sign documents legally binds you in the same manner as if you had manually signed such documents. The use of electronic versions of documents fully satisfies any requirement that such documents be provided to you in writing. If you sign electronically, you represent that you have the ability to access and retain a record of such documents. You agree that you are responsible for understanding these documents and agree to conduct business by electronic means. You are obligated to review the Site periodically for changes and modifications and agree not to contest the admissibility or enforceability the Site's electronically stored copy of this Agreement in any proceeding arising out of this Agreement.
Although you consent to electronic delivery, you may elect to deliver communications by other means and such delivery shall not affect your consent. You may revoke consent to electronic delivery of communications and receive a paper version at your election. Energy Shares shall have a reasonable period to effect such a change and Energy Shares may charge you a reasonable fee for sending such paper copies. You agree to accept electronic delivery, and you agree and represent that you have a suitable computer with Internet access, an email address and the availability to download, save and/or print communications to retain a record of such communications. You agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining such equipment and services required for online access. You agree that any information that you transmit to the Site or Energy Shares in any manner including, but not limited to, pictures, videos, questions, comments, suggestions, website addresses and links to other website/articles, etc. is non-confidential and non-proprietary and can be used by Energy Shares or its affiliates for any purpose. Energy Shares is free to use any idea, concepts, know-how, techniques, etc. contained in any communication to the Site of Energy Shares for any purpose.
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Disclaimer of Liability
Your use of the Site is at your own risk. You acknowledge that Energy Shares has no control over what effects the content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the content. You release Energy Shares from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired content through the Site. Energy Shares makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site, and Energy Shares will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Service. Energy Shares neither represents, warrants, covenants guarantees, nor promises any specific results from use of the Site.
THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SERVICE OR ADVICE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND SITE-RELATED SERVICES. NEITHER ENERGY SHARES NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
Energy Shares makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to any third-party data provided to Energy Shares or its transmission, timeliness, accuracy or completeness, including but not limited to implied warranties or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Energy Shares will not be liable in any way to you or to any other person for any inaccuracy, error or delay in or omission of any third party data or the transmission or delivery of any such third party data and any loss or damage arising from (a) any such inaccuracy, error, delay or omission, (b) non-performance or (c) interruption in any such third party data due either to any negligent act or omission by Energy Shares or "force majeure" or any other cause beyond the control of Energy Shares. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Electronic Communication Privacy Act Notice (18usc 2701-2711): Energy Shares makes no guaranty of confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the site or any website linked to the site. Energy Shares will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on Energy Share’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.
Energy Shares assumes no responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any damages to or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site. We do not, and cannot, guarantee that any Investor is actually an Accredited Investor (as defined above), or that any content or information provided on this Site is true, correct, complete or viable. Although Energy Shares may from time-to-time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, and the like on the Site, Energy Shares is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from such content nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. Energy Shares reserves the right to remove any content from the Site or to restrict access to the Site for any reason without notice.
Any testimonials that are included on the site may not represent the experience of other clients and are not a guarantee of future performance or success.
We make no representation that this Site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, nations other than those of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you use this Site at your own risk and initiative and you, not us, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws.
The content, material and information contained on the Site does not constitute an offer or solicitation and may not be treated as an offer or solicitation (i) in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation is against the law; (ii) to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation: (iii) if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so. The securities offered on this Site can only be marketed in certain jurisdictions only. You acknowledge and agree that it is solely your responsibility to be aware of the applicable laws and regulations of your country of residence. The content provided on this Site does not constitute an offer or solicitation to sell securities referred to on this Site, by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or distribution would be unlawful or in which the person making such offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so or to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation. Applications to invest in any offering referred to on this Site must only be made on the basis of the offering document relating to the specific investment. This site is not directed at you if we are prohibited by any law of any jurisdiction from making the information on this site available to you. You should satisfy yourself before accessing the Site that we would be allowed to advertise investment products to you under the law of the jurisdiction in which you reside. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction, including the one in which you reside. The securities described on this site are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933.
In the event of any claim, controversy or alleged dispute between you and Energy Shares, its members or affiliates ("Dispute"), you hereby agree to attempt in good faith to amicably resolve any Dispute at least 30 days before instituting any legal proceeding. Each party agrees to submit any Dispute for resolution by final binding arbitration after serving written notice, which notice shall set forth in detail the controversy, question, claim or alleged breach along with your attempt to resolve such Dispute. Upon such notice and attempt to resolve, the party may then commence an arbitration proceeding pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") to be held in New York, NY, before an arbitrator to be selected by the AAA. Any such arbitration may only be commenced within one year after the party requesting arbitration obtains knowledge of the cause of action forming the basis of the controversy or claim accrued.
In any arbitration and subject to the ultimate discretion of the presiding arbitrator, each side will be limited to a maximum of one (1) day of argument (including rebuttal), and the parties agree in good faith to minimize discovery burdens (e.g. confine the scope to actual areas in dispute and limit the topics and number of pages on which information is requested to matters directly relevant). The decision(s) of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and may not be appealed to any court of competent jurisdiction, or otherwise, except upon claim of fraud or corruption as by law provided, provided, however, that implementation of such decision(s) shall in no way be delayed or otherwise impaired pending the outcome of any such appeal. Judgment upon the award rendered in such arbitration may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. You agree that all Disputes will be limited between you, individually, and Energy Shares. To the full extent allowable by law, you agree that no arbitration proceeding, or other dispute resolution proceeding shall be joined with any other party or decided on a class-action basis.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that the following matters shall not, at the election of Energy Shares, be subject to binding arbitration: (1) any Dispute related to or arising from allegations of criminal activity; (2) any Disputes concerning Energy Shares intellectual property rights; and (3) any claim for injunctive relief. All arbitration proceedings will take place in New York, NY, United States of America. Any Dispute not subject to arbitration shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within New York, NY, United States of America. Each party hereby waives any claim that such venue is improper or inconvenient.
Energy Shares reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for settlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with Energy Shares in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by Energy Shares.