These Terms may be updated or amended by us from time to time without notice to you by our posting a revised version of the Terms in the footer of our website at www.atlasfinancial.com. Any changes will be effective prospectively as of the date noted when the updated Terms are posted. It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms in case of any such updates or amendments. If you do not agree to any updates or amendments, you must cease using the Service and our Platforms.
NOTICE OF BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM RELATED TO THESE TERMS, OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR ANY OF OUR PLATFORMS, MUST BE RESOLVED BY ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND MAY NOT BE ARBITRATED OR OTHERWISE PURSUED AS A CLASS ACTION. PLEASE SEE SECTION 19 BELOW.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF OUR PLATFORMS AND OUR SERVICE CAREFULLY.
By accessing and/or using the Platform, you agree to these Terms and to abide by these Terms. These Terms apply to any use of the Platforms including (1) when you register an account; (2) as you provide the necessary onboarding information; (3) when you sign up for or receive any Service provided through the Platforms; and (4) when you use the Platform as a guest.
2. Content and Licenses
a. Content. All information, data, materials, text, graphics, images, research, videos, and other content available through the Service and/or any of our Platforms (collectively, the “Content”) are the property of Atlas or that of our suppliers or licensors. Except as otherwise provided herein, you may not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, modify, transmit, or distribute any of the Content for any public or commercial purpose without our express written consent.
b. Conditional Licenses. We hereby grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and use any publicly available portions of our Platforms, and the Content available therein, solely for lawful purposes and subject to your compliance with these Terms. If you set up an account by completing the registration and onboarding process (see Section 5 below), we also hereby grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Service and our Platforms, as well as all Content, solely for lawful purposes and subject to your compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Service or any of our Platforms in any way, you acknowledge and agree to these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms at any time, you may not continue to use the Service or any of our Platforms or Content.
3. Modifications to the Service or Our Platforms
a. Modifications. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Service or any of our Platforms, in whole or in part, at any time without providing notice to you.
b. Errors. The Content may contain typographical errors or other errors, inaccuracies or deficiencies, and may not be complete, accurate or up to date. We reserve the right to correct any error, deficiency, omission or inaccuracy in any Content or otherwise on any of our Platforms at any time, but we do not guarantee that any such errors, deficiencies, omissions or inaccuracies will be corrected.
4. Linked Websites and Apps
b. Content of Third-Party Sites. All hyperlinks provided on any of our Platforms to Third- Party Sites are provided “AS IS”, and Atlas does not necessarily agree with, edit, or sponsor the content on such websites. You acknowledge and agree that Atlas shall not be responsible for any content, products, services, advertising, information, availability or use of any information or other content offered on any Third-Party Site. In no event shall Atlas be directly or indirectly liable to anyone for any losses or damages in connection with the creation or use of any Third-Party Site or any information or content accessed through any Third-Party Site.
c. Modifications. We reserve the right to add, modify, remove, or decline, without providing notice, any features or links to any Third-Party Site from any of our Platforms, or to introduce different features, functionality or links to different users of our Platforms.
5. Terms of the Service
a. Applicability. The terms and conditions set forth in this Section 5 apply only to users of the Service.
c. Responsibility for Your Account. You are solely responsible for any authorized or unauthorized access to or use of your account by any person, and for all fees and charges incurred on or for the Service through your account. You agree to notify us promptly (at email@example.com) regarding any unauthorized access to or use of your account. You further agree that you will remain liable for any fees and charges incurred for the Service through your account during any period before you notify us of any such unauthorized access to or use of your account.
6. Parental or Guardian Consent
Some of the Content on the Platform may not be appropriate for children. INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SUBSCRIBE TO ANY OF OUR SERVICES.
7. Investment Advisory Terms
Atlas is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Atlas offers the Service exclusively through the Platforms. You agree to check the Platforms (both our mobile application and website) regularly for communications from Atlas, and agree to provide and update client information electronically through the Platforms. Communications through the Platforms may involve the electronic transmission to any email address you have provided to us of information that you may consider to be personal financial information, and you agree and consent to such transmission of such information.
In order to access the Service through your Account, you must enter into all of the following: (i) an Investment Advisory Account Agreement with Atlas, (ii) a securities brokerage agreement with Apex Clearing Corporation (“Apex”), an SEC registered broker-dealer that provides brokerage services to Atlas, and (iii) a custody agreement with Apex Clearing Corporation, an SEC registered broker-dealer that provides custody, clearing, and settlement services for Apex and your Account. For the avoidance of doubt, the agreements with Apex listed above may be consolidated into one, single agreement or more than one agreement. These Client Agreements, along with these Terms, collectively govern your relationship with Atlas with respect to the Service received through your Account.
You will use Apex’s application program interface and our mobile application to access the electronically stored copies of Client Agreements and other documents and communications related to your Account. You do not object to and will not challenge the enforceability or use of the electronically stored copies of the Client Agreements.
Before you enter into these Terms and the Client Agreements, you agree to read the disclosures regarding the Service described in the Atlas Financial Services Wrap Fee Program disclosure involving discretionary investment advisory services sponsored by Atlas . You also agree to read the Client Agreements carefully before you agree to them, as they have the same legal effect as signing a paper version of these agreements. You understand that the Client Agreements may be modified, and agree to check the Platforms for any such updates. By keeping and using your Account, you agree to all of the terms and conditions, as modified from time to time, of these Terms and the Client Agreements.
8. Consent to Electronic Delivery
By providing Atlas with your email address, you agree to receive all required notices electronically to that email address. It is your responsibility to update or change the email address registered with Atlas, as appropriate. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your information, please contact Atlas. Further, by registering with Atlas you are aware and consent that electronic signatures and electronic documents will be used instead of paper documents. You agree and are giving consent to electronic delivery of all communications which includes, but is not limited to, all current and future account statements, trade confirmations, notices, disclosures, regulatory communications (including prospectuses, proxy solicitations and privacy notices) and other information, documents, data and records regarding your account all services provided by Atlas delivered or provided to you by Atlas. Your consent will be effective immediately and will remain in effect until either Atlas or you revoke it. You understand that it may take up to three days to process a revocation of consent to electronic communications and you may receive electronic notifications in the interim. You may revoke or restrict consent to electronic delivery of Atlas communications at any time by notifying Atlas. You have the right to request paper delivery of any communication that the law requires Atlas to provide in paper form. If you revoke or restrict consent to electronic delivery, Atlas, at its discretion, may charge a service fee for the delivery of communications that would otherwise be delivered electronically, restrict your account, or close your account and terminate access to Atlas.
9. User Limitations and Prohibited Activities
a. Limitations on Use. As a condition of accessing or using the Service or any of our Platforms, you agree to follow all these Terms and all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and to provide us with only truthful, complete and accurate information.
b. Prohibited Activities. As a condition of your access to or use of the Service or any of our Platforms, you further agree not to do, or attempt to do, any of the following:
i. impersonate another person;
ii. publish, distribute, modify, transmit, display or create derivative works from or otherwise exploit in any manner any of the Content;
iii. send, email, transmit, or otherwise transfer to or through the Service or any of our Platforms any material or information that may violate any rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary right;
iv. send, email, transmit, or otherwise transfer to or through the Service or any of our Platforms any material or information that is potentially or actually unlawful, violent, graphic, obscene, deceptive, offensive, abusive, sexually explicit, harmful, dangerous or self-injurious, endangering to minors, threatening, or otherwise objectionable;
v. send, email, transmit, or otherwise transfer to or through the Service or any of our Platforms any material containing viruses or any other destructive materials or data or code which may corrupt, interfere with, jeopardize, disrupt, disable, harm or otherwise impede in any manner the operation of any computer system, hardware or software;
vii. decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer or attempt to reconstruct or discover any source code, underlying ideas, algorithms, file formats, programming of the software associated with the Service or any of our Platforms;
viii. probe, scan, or otherwise test the vulnerability of the Service or any of our Platforms, or our underlying systems or network, or breach any security or authentication measures or policies without proper authorization;
ix. access the Service or any of our Platforms with any data extraction, mining, scraping or other data gathering tools, or otherwise collect or scrape any Content from the Service or any of our Platforms without our written consent;
x. intercept or access any information transmitted to or from Atlas that is not intended to be received by you;
xi. violate any applicable law, rule, or regulation; or
xi. violate any policies, procedures, requirements associated with the Service or any of our Platforms that we disclose to you.
c. No License to Source Code. You acknowledge that your license to the Service and our Platforms does not extend to any source code of any kind.
10. Intellectual Property Rights
a. Copyright. The Service, our Platforms, and all Content are protected by copyright owned by Atlas or licensed from applicable copyright owners. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Service, Platforms, or Content, other than as expressly permitted by these Terms or your Client Agreement. If you download or print a copy of any of the Content, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the Service or any of our Platforms is expressly prohibited.
b. Trademarks. All trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names on the Service and our Platforms, registered and unregistered, are proprietary to Atlas or to other applicable parties. You may not reproduce, display or otherwise use any such trademarks, service marks, logos or trade names without the prior written consent of Atlas or the appropriate owner thereof. All design rights, compilation rights, and similar intellectual property rights in and to the Service and our Platforms, whether registered or unregistered, and related goodwill are owned exclusively by and are proprietary to Atlas or our licensors.
c. Restrictions. You shall not rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works of any of the Service, our Platforms, or Content. Any commercial use of the Service, our Platforms, and/or the Content is strictly prohibited, except as allowed under these Terms or your Client Agreement or otherwise approved in writing by Atlas.
d. Reservation of Rights. All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms or your Client Agreement are hereby reserved by Atlas.
e. Copyright Claims. If you believe any of the material on any of our Platforms infringes a copyright owned or controlled by you, you may file a notification of such infringement with our support team who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “COPYRIGHT CLAIM”. Please include the following information with your notification: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon; (c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Platform; (d) your address, telephone number, and email address; (e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
12. Automated Calls, Pre-Recorded Voice Messages, and SMS/Text Messaging
You may receive calls and/or SMS text messages from us about account-related news, alerts and promotional and marketing offers for products and services offered by Atlas and its affiliates. By using the Service or any of our Platforms, you agree to receive such calls and text messages from Atlas, and you certify that the number you provided is correct and that you are authorized to enroll the designated number to receive such calls and text messages. You acknowledge and agree that the calls and text messages may be sent using an automatic telephone dialing system, that pre- recorded voice messages may be used, and that standard message and data rates may apply. Consent to receive calls and text messages for promotional purposes is not required as a condition of purchase or use of the Services or Platforms, and you may unsubscribe from such calls and text messages at any time as described below. The calls and text messages may not be compatible with all phone models. Atlas is not responsible for any delays upon sending or receiving text messages.
To unsubscribe from receiving promotional text messages at any time reply STOP, END or QUIT to any text message you receive from Atlas. You may unsubscribe from receiving promotional calls at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. You consent that following such a request to unsubscribe, you may receive one final text message from Atlas confirming your request. Note that unsubscribing from promotional and/or account related calls or texts will not prevent Atlas from sending you text messages or calling you for transactional, security, and/or authentication purposes.
13. Consent to Recordings
14. Indemnity from You
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS WITH THE SERVICE AND ON ANY OF OUR PLATFORMS, AND YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS ATLAS AND OUR AFFILIATES, AS WELL AS OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, OBLIGATIONS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, PENALTIES, FEES, OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMIT A TION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) THAT MAY BE INCURRED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE, ANY OF OUR PLATFORMS, OR THE CONTENT, YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY OF THESE TERMS, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, your obligations in this Section 13 do not apply to any claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, penalties, fees, or expenses of any kind to the extent arising from any act or omission of Atlas or any of our affiliates.
15. Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ATLAS AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, OR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST REVENUES, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, ANY OF THE PLATFORMS, OR ANY CONTENT, EVEN IF ATLAS OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE, ANY OF THE PLATFORMS, OR ANY CONTENT IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, THE PLATFORMS, AND ANY SUCH CONTENT. To the extent that applicable law does not allow such a limitation or exclusions for damages, some or all of the limitations or exclusions in this Section 15 may not apply to you.
16. For Use in the United States Only
The Service and our Platforms are intended only for natural persons who are citizens or other lawful residents of the United States of America, including any of its territories or possessions (collectively, the “U.S.”), and who are located in the U.S. We do not intend to and do not offer the Services outside the U.S. at this time. We control and operate the Service and our Platforms from our offices in the U.S., and all information in connection therewith is processed within the U.S. We do not represent that any material on our Platforms is appropriate or available for use in locations other than the U.S. Those who choose to access our Platforms from outside the U.S. do so voluntarily and are responsible for compliance with their local laws.
Subject to your Client Agreement (if you are a registered user), Atlas may terminate your access to or use of any of our Platforms at any time in our sole discretion. Upon any such termination, you must destroy any Content obtained from such Platforms and all copies thereof. The provisions of these Terms which contemplate surviving, including the provisions concerning Site security, prohibited activities, copyrights, trademarks, user submissions, disclaimer, limitation of liability, indemnity, and jurisdictional issues, shall survive any such termination. ATLAS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE, THE APPLICATION AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CONTENT OR ANY FEATURE OR PART THEREOF AT ANY TIME. IF YOU DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION OR ANY CONTENT FROM THIS SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH CONTENT.
18. Governing Law
Any claim, dispute or cause of action arising from these Terms or any use of the Service, any of our Platforms, or any Content (“Dispute”) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without reference to any conflicts of law provisions therein.
19. Dispute Resolution; Class Action Waiver
a. YOUR AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE YOUR CLAIMS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY REVIEW THIS SECTION 19. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT TO ASSERT OR DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS EXCEPT FOR MATTERS THAT YOU FILE IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT IN THE STATE OR MUNICIPALITY OF YOUR RESIDENCE WITHIN THE JURISDICTIONAL LIMITS OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT AND AS LONG AS SUCH MATTER IS ONLY PENDING IN THAT COURT. YOUR RIGHTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR AND NOT A JUDGE OR JURY. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A FAIR HEARING BUT THE ARBITRATION PROCEDURES MAY BE SIMPLER AND MORE LIMITED THAN RULES APPLICABLE IN COURT. AN ARBITRATOR’S DECISION IS AS ENFORCEABLE AS ANY COURT ORDER AND IS SUBJECT TO A VERY LIMITED REVIEW BY A COURT. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO THIS SECTION 19 AS A CONDITION OF ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE, ANY OF OUR PLATFORMS, OR ANY CONTENT. b. Informal Dispute Procedures. For any Dispute you have with Atlas or concerning these Terms, you agree to first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and to attempt to resolve such Dispute informally. c. Arbitration. In the unlikely event that we are unable to resolve any Dispute you bring to our attention after sixty (60) days, and for any other Dispute we raise, you and Atlas agree that, except where prohibited by law, all Disputes shall be resolved individually and exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS, and conducted before a single arbitrator, all pursuant to the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures that are in effect at the time arbitration is initiated (the “JAMS Rules”). For more information on JAMS, the JAMS Rules, or the process for filing an arbitration claim, you may call JAMS at 800.352.5267 or visit the JAMS website at www.jamsadr.com. d. No Class Actions or Class Wide Relief. You and Atlas agree to the following with respect to the arbitration of any Dispute hereunder: (A) ANY CLAIM MUST BE BROUGHT IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING; (B) THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING AND MAY NOT AWARD CLASS-WIDE RELIEF; (C) THE ARBITRATION WILL BE HELD AT A LOCATION IN YOUR HOMETOWN AREA UNLESS YOU AND WE BOTH AGREE TO ANOTHER LOCATION OR TELEPHONIC ARBITRATION; (D) IN THE EVENT THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE COSTS OF ARBITRATION WILL BE PROHIBITIVE AS COMPARED TO THE COSTS OF LITIGATION, WE WILL PAY AS MUCH OF YOUR FILING AND HEARING FEES IN CONNECTION WITH THE ARBITRATION AS THE ARBITRATOR DEEMS NECESSARY TO PREVENT THE ARBITRATION FROM BEING COST-PROHIBITIVE AS COMPARED TO THE COST OF LITIGATION; (E) WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY OR ALL OF THE COSTS OF THE ARBITRATION; (F) THE ARBITRATOR WILL HONOR CLAIMS OF PRIVILEGE AND PRIVACY RECOGNIZED AT LAW; (G) THE ARBITRATION WILL BE CONFIDENTIAL, AND NEITHER YOU NOR WE MAY DISCLOSE THE EXISTENCE, CONTENT, OR RESULTS OF ANY ARBITRATION, EXCEPT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR FOR PURPOSES OF ENFORCEMENT OF THE ARBITRATION AWARD; (H) THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD ANY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF OR INDIVIDUAL REMEDIES THAT ARE EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW; AND (I) EACH PARTY WILL PAY ITS OWN ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES, UNLESS THERE IS A STATUTORY PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE PREVAILING PARTY TO BE PAID ITS FEES AND LITIGATION EXPENSES AND THE ARBITRATOR AWARDS SUCH ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES TO THE PREVAILING PARTY, AND, IN SUCH INSTANCE, THE FEES AND COSTS AWARDED WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW. ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY, WHETHER ON AN INDIVIDUAL OR A CLASS BASIS, IS HEREBY WAIVED. e. Survival. This Section 19 will survive termination of these Terms or your right to access or use the Service or any of our Platforms. With the exception of the subpart prohibiting arbitration on a class or collective basis, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the JAMS Rules, then the balance of this provision will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal, or conflicting part was not contained herein. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the Dispute will be exclusively brought in federal court if it has jurisdiction or, if it does not, in a state court located in the federal judicial district of your residence.
Notices to you by Atlas may be made via any of the following methods: in-app messaging through our mobile app, email (from email@example.com), or regular mail. Also, we may provide notices of changes to these Terms or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you on our Platforms.
21. Additional Disclosures.
NEITHER THE INFORMATION NOR ANY OPINION EXPRESSED IN THE PLATFORM OR THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION OF SECURITIES OR INVESTMENT SERVICES OR AN ENDORSEMENT THEREOF IN ANY JURISDICTION OR IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL OR NOT AUTHORIZED. SUCH INFORMATION AND OPINIONS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE RELIED UPON FOR ACCOUNTING, LEGAL, TAX OR OTHER PURPOSES. WE DO NOT PROVIDE TAX OR LEGAL ADVICE AND YOU AGREE THAT NONE OF THE CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE PLATFORM IS INTENDED TO BE OR SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE TAX OR LEGAL ADVICE.