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Your access to and use of the AthleteXchange.com web site (the "Site") and all the areas that make up the site including, but not limited to, the portfolios, statistics, and forums are governed by these terms and conditions of use (the "Agreement"). By using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a guest or you are a registered member. The term "User" refers to a guest or a registered member. AthleteXchange.com and AthleteXchange, may periodically change these terms and conditions by posting an updated Agreement on the Site,  and your continued use of the Site signifies your acceptance of any changed terms.

  1. Eligibility. To be eligible to register and participate in the AthleteXchange Stock Market, entrants must be at least 16 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States including the District of Columbia.  By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. AthleteXchange reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse service and access to any potential participant.
  1. Account Identifiers.
    1. Secrecy Obligation. Once you have selected a unique username and password, it is your responsibility to keep these secure and confidential. These are required to access all areas of the Site. In the event that you are concerned that they are no longer secure and confidential, you should immediately notify AthleteXchange by sending an e-mail to support@athletexchange.com, whereupon new info may be selected and any future transactions under the previous Identifiers may be voided, at the sole discretion of AthleteXchange. Without limiting the foregoing, any transactions made and accepted on the Site where your username or password have been used (and where you have not previously notified AthleteXchange as provided herein) will be treated as valid.
    2. No Transfer. Only one account is allowed per person. Your account is not transferable. Under no circumstances shall you allow or permit any other person or third party to use or re-use your account or your Identifiers in any way. Any person found to have violated this section will not be entitled to collect any winnings.

  2. AthleteXchange Dollars.
    1. Value. AthleteXchange Dollars have no cash value and may not be redeemed for cash. AthleteXchange Dollars are not transferable upon death, by gift, as part of a domestic relations matter, or otherwise, except by operation of law.
    2. Portfolio account. All AthleteXchange Dollars are deposited in your Portfolio account. You can view your account by logging in using your username and password and clicking on "Portfolio." If you do not log into your account for twelve (12) consecutive months, you will have your "Portfolio" account liquidated and account balance re-set to $25000 AthleteXchange Dollars.
    3. No Interest. Any cash balance in your "Portfolio" account shall not bear interest in your favor.
    4. Portfolio Cap. AthleteXchange reserves the right to re-set your account balance at any time.

  3. Earning AthleteXchange Dollars. AthleteXchange Dollars may be earned through a variety of activities on the AthleteXchange website and special promotions, but are primarily earned through trading available stocks.
    1. Registration. All members start with a balance of $25000 AthleteXchange Dollars immediately upon registration.

  4. Term and Termination.
    1. Term. This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Site.
    2. Termination or Suspension of Accounts. AthleteXchange reserves the right to refuse your registration or terminate or suspend your account for any reason whatsoever at any time with or without notice to you. Your obligations under this Agreement shall survive any such suspension or termination. In the event your account is terminated or suspended, AthleteXchange reserves the right to declare as void any transactions placed by you.
    3. Right To Terminate Game. If AthleteXchange determines, in its sole discretion, that operating the game is not feasible for any reason, including, but not limited to, a change in the risk of operating the challenges or contests, or insufficient participation in the game, then the site may be terminated by AthleteXchange.

  5. Site Use.
    1. Service May Change or End. AthleteXchange reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you, to add, alter or discontinue any aspect of the Service.
    2. Skill-Based Contest. You acknowledge and agree that this game is primarily based on skill and that the rules are fair. 
    3. Trading Fraud. You agree not to engage in activities to artificially bid up or down prices, or to collude with others to increase your portfolio. This includes, but is not limited to, utilizing multiple accounts and identities, and utilizing bots or other automated software to trade on the market. Violation of this rule may result in account termination..
    4. Site Conduct. The Site is intended for the Users' personal enjoyment. You agree and acknowledge that the Site and any Community Areas including but not limited to Community Areas on the Site are public and not private communications. Users shall use the Site and any Community Areas for lawful purposes only, and shall not post inaccurate, abusive, defamatory, obscene material or any material in violation of an existing copyright.  AthleteXchange may at any time, remove any post, comment and message or terminate your membership for violating the above provisions.
    5. Posting Guidelines. Please choose carefully the information you submit on AthleteXchange and that you provide to other Users. Your AthleteXchange profile may not include the following items: telephone numbers, street addresses, and any photographs containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter.
    6. Content/Activity Prohibited. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Service. AthleteXchange reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AthleteXchange's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting the offender to law enforcement, removing the offending communication from the Service, and terminating the membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to Content that, in the sole discretion of AthleteXchange:
      1. is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
      2. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
      3. contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter;
      4. solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
      5. provides any telephone numbers, street addresses, URLs or email addresses;
      6. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
      7. involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
      8. includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent;
      9. covers or obscures the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any AthleteXchange page via HTML/CSS or any other means;
      10. intentionally violates any other applicable law or regulation while accessing and using the AthleteXchange site;
      11. contains viruses, corrupted files, "Trojan Horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage someone else's computer;
      12. involves impersonating any person, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
      13. involves using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;
      14. involves selling or otherwise transferring your profile; or
      15. using the Service in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
    7. Non-commercial Use by Members. The Service, including RSS feeds, is for the personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by AthleteXchange. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Service, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice and may result in termination of membership privileges. Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Service.
    8. Behavior & Responsibility. You shall not use any automated technology, including but not limited to robots, scripts, macros, and/or programs, to engage in team management on any AthleteXchange Site, including but not limited to the Site. You acknowledge and understand that any attempt to participate in any Service offered on any AthleteXchange Site by means of automatic, macro, programmed, or similar methods, or to otherwise commit fraud with regard to any AthleteXchange Site, will result in civil and/or criminal prosecution, termination of your account, and forfeiture of all winnings to which you may otherwise be entitled.
    9. Computer Errors. If you become aware that any software related to the Site or the Service contains any error or is incomplete, please notify AthleteXchange by e-mail at support@AthleteXchange.com. You agree to refrain from taking any advantage whatsoever of any such error or incompleteness and AthleteXchange reserves the right to recover any such advantage that you do gain from such error or incompleteness, as well as all associated costs, damages and expenses in making such recovery. AthleteXchange will not be liable for any alleged winnings that are, in AthleteXchange's sole discretion, the result of a system error or malfunction.

  6. Third Party Web Sites. The Site and Service may contain links to third-party web sites which are not under AthleteXchange's control. Such links are provided solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply an endorsement of any kind by AthleteXchange. You acknowledge and agree that AthleteXchange is not responsible for the contents or your use of any linked site, and that your use of any linked site is entirely at your own risk.

  7. Copyrights, Trademarks and Service Marks of Third Parties. Our Site and all materials on this Site including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos and music (the "Materials") are or may be protected under United States and worldwide copyrights which are owned or licensed, in whole or in part, by us. Materials may not be manipulated, edited, reproduced, performed, republished, uploaded to or downloaded from, posted, transmitted, sold, transferred or otherwise distributed or exploited in any manner whatsoever from this Site or any other web site owned or operated by us without our prior written consent, which may be withheld in our sole discretion. Any manipulation of the Site or any portion thereof, or use of any of the Materials for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of our Intellectual Property Rights, or of the Intellectual Property Rights of the respective owners of such Materials. Any use of any portion of this Site on any other web site or other networked computer environment is prohibited without our prior written consent, which may be withheld in our sole discretion. You represent you are the sole author and proprietor of any information or ideas that you submit to us, and that no information or ideas submitted by you has been registered for copyright protection in any jurisdiction or has been previously published in any form. If you know or become aware that any information or ideas on the Site submitted by any other User infringes the Intellectual Property Rights of a third party, you agree to promptly give us notice of such infringement.

By accessing the Site and/or by clicking the "I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE" button, you represent that you have read this Agreement in its entirety, understand its terms and conditions, are duly authorized to execute this Agreement on behalf of yourself, and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

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