Brightstar Training, LLC (“we,” “our,” “the company”) provides information about the financial markets that is designed to facilitate a better understanding of technical analysis and trading. All products and services, including website content, are strictly educational in nature.
We are not Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), or licensed brokers. We do not make recommendations to buy or sell stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, or any other financial instruments, and none of our products, services, and website content should be viewed as vehicles for such recommendations. You should consult your own broker or qualified investment professional for individual investment advice.
While we attempt to help users improve their trading skills through education, we do not warrant improvement or any other result. Adult learning is a complex process which requires time, effort, patience, and self-discipline on the part of each learner. Trading in the financial markets may not be suitable for everyone nor may every adult be able to learn well enough to trade in a proficient manner. Information presented through our website, products, and services is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty is offered as to its accuracy, completeness, or usefulness.
As part of our educational efforts, we link to other websites. Such linkage is done on an “as is” basis and does not imply that we endorse all of the products, services, advertisements, and informational content available on these sites.
U.S. Government Required Disclaimer — Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Futures and options trading have large potential rewards, but also large potential risks. You must be aware of the risks, and be willing to accept them, in order to invest in the futures and options markets. Don’t trade with money that you can’t afford to lose. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those discussed on our website or through any of our products and services. The past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results.
CFTC Rule 4.41. Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those discussed on our website or through any of our products and services.
We may or may not take positions in the markets based upon information presented on our website or offered through our products and services. We recommend that anyone trading in the financial markets should do so with caution and should consult with a qualified financial adviser or professional investment counselor before doing so.
By using our website, products, and services, you acknowledge the risks associated with trading and affirm that you are solely responsible for any losses, monetary or non-monetary, that may result. You agree to hold harmless, indemnify, and defend Brightstar Training, LLC and its owner against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses (including, but not limited to, attorney and court fees) arising from or related to your use of our website, products, and services, or your inability to access our website, products, and services due to power outages, computer malfunctions, server problems, Internet delays, personal illness, emergencies, or any other adverse events.
Fees and Refunds
We invite adults (18 years of age or older) to receive training through our educational services. We also reserve the right to refuse, restrict, or terminate services with or without notice.
Each educational service is offered as a single non-refundable purchase payable before service is rendered. Online access to our forum and training room may require a username, password, or other identifier. The user agrees to hold this information in confidence, thereby preventing anyone else from obtaining service illegitimately.
If we are unable to provide instruction for paid services due to planned or unplanned absences, we will compensate for these absences in our sole discretion by offering services at alternate times or providing prorated refunds. We shall not be responsible for absences due to the existence of holidays, market closures, natural disasters, or any other events beyond our control.
The messages, images, and other content that appear in our forum and training room reflect the views of their respective authors, and not necessarily the views of Brightstar Training, LLC.
By using our forum or training room, you agree that you will not communicate any oral, written, or visual message that is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise in violation of law.
All content posted by users becomes the property of the company. We reserve the right to delete content for any reason or no reason. If we determine that removal is necessary, we will attempt to do so within a reasonable period of time. Please note that advertisements, chain letters, and solicitations are expressly prohibited.
When you submit information to us via email or website form, the information becomes the property of the company and may be used in the following ways:
(1) To process your payment. (Note that PayPal uses their own system for processing transactions over which we have no control.)
(2) To respond to inquiries made by you. We are happy to answer your questions and reflect on your comments.
(3) To initiate contact with you. When necessary, we may contact you concerning matters of interest which include, but are not limited to, billing, customer feedback, product availability, and additional learning opportunities.
(4) To maintain accurate company records. These records enable us to track purchases, credit accounts properly, and provide required data to taxing authorities.
(5) To advertise. Testimonials submitted to us may be used in whole or in part without prior consent of submitters and without remuneration. Only the initials of individuals, names of sponsoring groups or organizations, and geographic locations will be used to reference sources of testimonials.
Except when necessary by reason of action in a court of law or where noted above, we will not intentionally give or sell your information to any individual, group, or corporate entity.
Through your use of our website, products, and services, you agree not to copy, record, store, retransmit, broadcast, publish, sell, or distribute any content or materials provided by Brightstar Training, LLC without the express written consent of the company. Such content and materials include, but are not limited to, website information, charts, figures, online posts, notes, summaries, articles, audio commentary, and video presentations.
Violation of this agreement may result in termination of services without refund or legal action. This agreement will, in all respects, be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin. All legal actions or proceedings arising out of this agreement will be litigated in courts that are located in the State of Wisconsin or other courts of our choosing.