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Silicon Investor Terms of Use Agreement
November 1, 2013

Welcome to Silicon Investor! We hope that you will enjoy the information and services provided on our site and we appreciate your feedback on how we can improve Silicon Investor. For the enjoyment and protection of all Silicon Investor members, we have prepared the following Silicon Investor Terms of Use Agreement. By using Silicon Investor, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, so please read them carefully. A summary is provided below for your convenience, but you should still read the entire agreement.

Summary of Terms of Use
Silicon Investor is largely a self-policing discussion site, which means that our site administrators will respond and react to e-mails received from members regarding violations of the Terms of Use. Upon receipt of such e-mails, the SI Administrators can and will take appropriate action (at their sole discretion), including, but not limited to the removal of post(s) and the suspension or termination of account(s). That's right, they can terminate your membership without refund.

Chances are - if you're honest, sincere and civil with your posts - you will never have to worry about the SI Administrators. In fact, the SI Administrators are really great people and they perform an invaluable service in maintaining the sanctity of Silicon Investor.

However, you subject yourself to possible suspension and/or termination if you do any of the following:

* Provide untrue or incorrect information about yourself during the Silicon Investor Registration Process.

* Use Silicon Investor for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, tortuous ("tortious" or whatever -- you know what we mean), improper or otherwise objectionable.

* Use Silicon Investor in any way that infringes or may infringe the intellectual property rights, copyrights or other rights of another. For example, you may not copy and paste a press release into a post on Silicon Investor. If you believe your copyright or intellectual property rights have been infringed, please refer to our Copyright and Intellectual Property Agent for Notice page.

* Use Silicon Investor for the transmission of junk mail, spam, chain letters, advertising or unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail.

* Post messages that are egregiously off-topic, repetitive, or significantly disruptive to the dialog. (Note: cross-posting of the same or similar message is limited to two boards, inclusive.)

The SI Administrators may remove post(s) or terminate your account for these or any other violations of the Terms of Use, so make sure you read the whole thing.

1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE
1.1. Silicon Investor is pleased to provide you with the Silicon Investor Service via the Web site(s) owned an operated by Silicon Investor and accessed via the URL http://www.siliconinvestor.com/, or any successor URLs (the "Service") under this Silicon Investor Terms of Use Agreement, any amendments to the Silicon Investor Terms of Use Agreement, and operating rules and policies (collectively, the "Terms of Use"). Silicon Investor reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove all or part of the Terms of Use at any time. Silicon Investor will notify you of changes to the Terms of Use by posting a message on the Service.

1.2. By accepting the Terms of Use, you agree to (a) provide accurate, complete and current information as prompted during the Service Registration process, and (b) to maintain and update your e-mail address to keep it accurate, complete and current. If you fail to do so, Silicon Investor reserves the right to terminate your Service membership. As part of the Service Registration process, you will select a password and user name. Choose wisely. Silicon Investor may refuse to grant you a user name that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary right law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as determined by Silicon Investor in its sole discretion.

1.3. Members may maintain only one active membership with the Service. By accepting the Terms of Use, you warrant that you have no other membership(s) with the Service. If you forget your user name or password, please send notification via e-mail at: .

1.4. BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND CLICKING THE "I ACCEPT" BUTTON, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SILICON INVESTOR TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT. If these terms and conditions or any future changes are unacceptable to you, or cause you no longer to be in compliance with the Terms of Use, you may cancel your membership by sending e-mail to: .

2. MEMBER CONDUCT
2.1. The Service includes information, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organizations of interest to the investment community.

Silicon Investor assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or usefulness of information in any material available via the Service and it does not endorse any opinions or recommendations posted by members, nor does it give tax or investment advice or advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment. You should exercise discretion and skepticism before relying on information in messages, since it may be incorrect or misleading. Members may pretend to be people that they are not. Some members may have dishonest and/or deceitful intentions or may have inaccurate information -- so beware! You should make an independent investigation before making any financial decisions, and if you rely on information posted by other members you do so solely at your own risk.

Silicon Investor does not review, screen or edit messages posted by members. Nonetheless, Silicon Investor reserves the right to monitor or remove any information transmitted or received through the Service, or to terminate your membership and use of the Service, at any time, without notice, in its sole discretion. It is members' responsibility to bring violations of the Terms of Use by other members to Silicon Investor's attention, although Silicon Investor does not guarantee any action based on such information.

The following actions, among others, may result in removal of messages and/or termination of your membership.

a) Using the Service for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, tortuous ("tortious", "tortoise", etal) or otherwise objectionable.

b) Posting material, non-public information about companies, without the authorization to do so.

c) Posting or transmitting third party copyrighted information or in any way infringing on the intellectual property rights, contractual or fiduciary rights of others.

d) Providing false information on your registration form, or impersonating someone else.

e) Using the Service for the transmission of junk mail, spam, chain letters, or unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail.

f) Using the Service for the transmission of advertising or promotion of any product or service.

g) Posting improper or off-topic messages or posting more than twenty messages in six hours.

h) Violating the letter or spirit of the Terms of Use.

Please note that subjects in the "Politics" and "Pastimes" forums are 99.999% unmoderated by Silicon Investor. As long as the topics are NOT investment-related, messages in these subjects will generally not be removed for any reason. If you are easily offended (and/or do not wish to be offended), please do not read or participate in these areas of the site.

2.2. Your use of the Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to the U.S. export control laws and regulations, and the rules of any national or other securities exchange, including but not limited to the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ. You agree not to transmit any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation, or rule of a national or other securities exchange.

2.3. You agree that you are responsible for all statements made and acts or omissions that occur on your membership account while your password is being used. You agree to waive and hold Silicon Investor harmless from any claims relating to any action taken by Silicon Investor as part of its investigation of a suspected violation of the Terms of Use or as a result of its conclusion that a violation of the Terms of Use has occurred, including but not limited to the removal of posts from the Service or the suspension or termination of your membership account. If you believe someone has used your password or account without your authorization, you must notify Silicon Investor immediately via e-mail at .

2.4. Silicon Investor reserves the right to access and disclose any information, including user names of accounts and other information, to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its members.

3. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO CONTENT
3.1. The content available through the Service is the property of Silicon Investor or its licensors and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Content received through the Service may be displayed, reformatted and printed for your personal, non-commercial use only. You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, re-post, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast, create derivative works from, perform, or in any way commercially exploit any of the content, or infringe upon trademarks or service marks displayed or received through the Service, including but not limited to others in the same company or organization, without Silicon Investor's express prior written consent.

3.2. You agree that upon posting information on the Service, you grant Silicon Investor, and its successors and assigns a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, non-revocable license under your copyrights or other intellectual property rights, if any, in such material to use, distribute, display, reproduce, and create derivative works from such material in any and all media, in any manner, whole or part, without any duty to account to you. You also grant Silicon Investor the right to authorize the downloading and printing of such material, or any portion thereof, by end users for their personal use.

4. EXTERNAL LINKS
4.1. The Service contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources and members of the Service. Silicon Investor is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, nor does Silicon Investor endorse nor is Silicon Investor responsible for any of the contents, advertising, products or other materials on such sites. Under no circumstances shall Silicon Investor be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on such sites. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to its respective site administrator or webmaster.

5. FEES AND PAYMENTS
5.1. Basic SI Memebership is free. Silicon Investor reserves the right to introduce membership fees for access to the service or for access to specific features, should you choose to subscribe to such features. Your membership is personal to you, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your rights or obligations to anyone. You certify that you are 18 years old or older and you agree to be responsible for and pay any charges incurred in connection with your user name and password. Your membership shall continue until Silicon Investor receives notice of termination from you or Silicon Investor exercises its rights of termination as described in the Terms of Use.

6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
6.1. The Service is provided AS IS and AS AVAILABLE, without warranty of any kind. Silicon Investor EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR THE SERVICE ITSELF; (B) ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT SOFTWARE DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; AND (C) WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Silicon Investor OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. Silicon Investor, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SERVICE, CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ITS NEGLIGENCE OR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING THE SERVICE AND ANY CONTENT THROUGH THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL Silicon Investor, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH CONTENT. Silicon Investor, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE. YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF Silicon Investor, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT IN THE SERVICE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID Silicon Investor FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

7. INDEMNIFICATION
7.1. You agree to indemnify and hold Silicon Investor, its officers, directors, owners, agents and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service, the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or other user of the Service using your computer, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

8. TERMINATION
8.1. You agree that Silicon Investor may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of the Terms of Use or any subsequent modifications, or attempted assignment of your account by you. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your membership account and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Silicon Investor shall not be liable to you or any third party for the termination of Service or any claims related to the termination of Service.

8.2. Should you object to any terms and conditions of these Terms of Use or any subsequent changes to the terms and conditions or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, your only recourse is to immediately: (1) discontinue use of the Service; (2) terminate Service membership; and (3) notify Silicon Investor of termination by sending an e-mail to: . Continued use of the Service is an acceptance of the Terms of Use and all or any subsequent changes.

9. LAWS
9.1. This site (excluding any linked sites) is controlled by us from within the United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from one another, by accessing this site both of us agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Missouri, USA, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this site and the services available through this site. You agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal Courts of Saint Louis County, Missouri. Moreover, by using the Site, you waive all rights you or companies you own or control may have under the laws of other states or countries.

9.2. You agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Service must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

10. ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMER AND WARNING
10.1. The Securities Exchange Commission has expressed concerns that the stock price for companies with small market capitalization (also known as "small cap", "micro cap" or "penny" stocks) may be particularly susceptible to manipulation. Therefore, you should carefully evaluate the information posted by other members about such stocks.

11. MARKET DATA, NEWS AND STOCK QUOTES Silicon Investor, at our discretion, provides you with services including, but not restricted to, stock quotes, news and information services. You agree to comply with the conditions imposed on your use of the services, as set out in these Terms and Conditions and elsewhere in our services.

Certain data accessible in our services, including but not limited to stock quotes and news, is the intellectual property information service providers, third parties that provide such data, or us. The data is protected by copyright and other intellectual laws and all ownership rights remain with the information service provider, the third party or us, as the case may be.

Use of our service will be in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and the requirements set out elsewhere on our services. You may not copy, download, screen-scrape, database, distribute or redistribute the data, including by caching, framing or similar means, or sell, resell, re-transmit or otherwise make the data retrieved from our services available in any manner to any third party.

The data is provided "as is." We or any third party shall not be liable to you or any third party for any loss or damage, direct, indirect or consequential, arising from (i) any inaccuracy or incompleteness in, or delays, interruptions, errors or omissions in the delivery of the data or any other information supplied to you through our services or (ii) any decision made or action taken by you or any third party in reliance upon the data. Third party nor we shall be liable for loss of business revenues, lost profits or any punitive, indirect, consequential, special or similar damages whatsoever, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages incurred by you or any third party.

Where the information consists of pricing or performance data, the data contained therein has been obtained from sources believed reliable. Data computations are not guaranteed by any information service provider, third party or us or any affiliates and may not be complete. Neither any information service provider, third party or us give any warranties, as to the accuracy, adequacy, quality or fitness, timeless, non-infringement, title, of any information for a particular purpose or use and all such warranties are expressly excluded to the fullest extent that such warranties may be excluded by law. You bear all risk from any use or results of using any information. You are responsible for validating the integrity of any information received over the Internet.

You acknowledge and agree that as a condition of continued receipt of index data originating from Dow Jones & Company, Inc. or any of its affiliates or agents ("Dow Jones"), you shall not create, sponsor or permit the trading on your exchange facilities, if any, of financial instruments or investment products (including, without limitation, derivatives, structured products, investment funds, exchange-traded funds or derivatives based on exchange-traded funds (e.g., options on ETFs or futures on ETFs)) where the price, return and/or performance of such instrument or product is based on, related to, or intended to track, any index published by Dow Jones or financial instrument or investment product (e.g., an exchange-traded fund) linked to an index published by Dow Jones, without a separate written agreement with Dow Jones for such purpose.

Transmission may be subject to arbitrary delays beyond our control, which may delay the provision of our services and the execution of your orders. You acknowledge that neither any information service provider, third party nor we will be liable to you or any third party for any losses arising from such delay.

IN NO EVENT WILL ANY INFORMATION PROVIDER, THIRD PARTY, OR WE BE LIABLE TO YOU, YOUR CUSTOMERS OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, TRADING LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INCONVENIENCE, DELAY OR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES), OR CLAIMS ARISING IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EVEN IF THE INFORMATION PROVIDER, THIRD PARTY OR WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR ARE OTHERWISE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING. We are not responsible for any damage to your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from your use of our services.


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