myStockPlan.com, Inc. ("myStockPlan" or "we"), the developer of myStockOptions.com and myCompanyStock.com (separately or together "the website" or "the site"), is giving you access to its online pages, including access to articles, FAQs, the glossary, the discussion forum, calculators, modeling tools, the online stock option tracker, and other content and tools appearing here. By using the website, you agree to the following terms and conditions. By accessing myCompanyStock.com and/or receiving reports produced by their advisors from myStockOptions.com, financial advisors' clients who use myCompanyStock.com and/or who receive such content or reports from financial advisors also agree to the terms below.
RELIANCE ON INFORMATION PROVIDED. This website is designed to provide general educational information in regard to the subject matter covered. myStockPlan does not provide personalized guidance or advice on financial, tax, accounting, or legal subjects. In publishing this website, neither the authors of individual articles nor myStockPlan are engaged in rendering legal, accounting, financial, or other professional services.
Legal, tax, and financial-planning concepts are complex, and it is impossible to describe or program for every rule or exception that may apply to every person. To make the tools and content understandable to people who are not lawyers or accountants, we have simplified our explanations. Therefore, for personal legal, tax, or financial-planning advice or other expert assistance, you should seek the services of a competent professional.
The information contained in this website and in our email communications cannot be used, and are not intended by myStockPlan to be used, for the purpose of avoiding any penalty that the Internal Revenue Service might assess in challenging any tax treatment discussed in our content.
myStockPlan believes its tools and content to be useful, reliable, and current, but accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed. For example, display of the latest stock quotes may be delayed as required by stock exchanges or other information providers. Further, our providers furnish information to us without warranting its accuracy, and you agree that errors contained in such data for use in the calculators and modeling tools shall not be the basis for any claim, demand, or cause of action against myStockPlan or any of its providers. Although we try to keep up with changes in the law and tax codes and to update our own content and tools accordingly, myStockPlan does not undertake any responsibility to immediately update the content and tools on this website to reflect changes in the law.
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CONSULT YOUR OWN TAX ADVISOR. United States federal tax laws are complex and subject to change. State, local, and non-US taxes may also apply to you, and the rules governing such taxes are separate from the rules of federal taxes. Your actual tax consequences thus depend on your individual circumstances. The content of this website is not specific to your individual situation and circumstances. Therefore, by using myStockOptions.com and accessing its content and tools, you agree that you should consult a qualified tax advisor about your own tax situation and that you must not rely on myStockOptions.com in your decisionmaking other than for general education and knowledge.
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LIMITATIONS ON USE. You will not copy, post, adapt, or reverse-engineer the content, interactive features, tools, or technology of the website in any format without an express written license from myStockPlan. Content in myStockOptions.com Pro (MSO Pro) can be sent only to clients with profiles that you have entered in MSO Pro.
LIMITATIONS ON USER NAME AND PASSWORD. Your account with myStockOptions.com is for your use only and can be accessed only by you. myCompanyStock.com can be accessed only by you and the clients you have entered into MSO Pro. The sharing of user names and passwords is against the terms and conditions of myStockOptions.com.
DISCUSSION FORUMS. You will not post abusive, threatening, harassing, infringing, or defamatory material; advertising material; or material that directly solicits business or attempts to recruit employees. All messages become the property of myStockPlan, and we can use and republish these messages and arbitrarily remove any posts we deem inappropriate. Please use common sense in determining whether to rely to any responses to your posts.
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This website also contains descriptions of and references to products, services, and firms. These references do not imply endorsement of those products, services, or entities. Under no circumstances shall any of the myStockPlan providers be liable for any loss or damage caused by a user's relying on or being exposed to information obtained from or contained on the website. It is the user's responsibility to evaluate the information, advice, or other content available through the website and any products, services or firms referenced here.
FEES. You may use certain portions of this website without charge for as long as they are made available without a fee. For other portions of the website (or applicable services and features) you or your company must pay the applicable fee to become either a Premium Member or an MSO Pro Member, depending on the subscription level you purchase. This membership may not be shared with others. To receive more than five continuing-education credits from our self-study courses and exams, you must either commit to a one- or two-year paid membership or have a paid monthly membership that you have renewed at least twice.
REFUNDS FOR MANUALLY INITIATED PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS. No refund will be given for a one-month Premium Membership that you have manually initiated. If you cancel a one- or two-year Premium Membership (whether a new membership, an upgrade, or a manually effected renewal), a minimum fee equal to the price of a one-month subscription is nonrefundable. A pro-rated refund will be calculated by subtracting from the whole cost of the subscription the higher of either (1) an amount that corresponds to the used portion of the subscription term or (2) the price of a one-month subscription. Credit-card charges more than 120 days in the past cannot be refunded.
REFUNDS FOR UNWANTED AUTOMATIC RENEWALS OF PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS. The only exception to the refund rules stated above occurs if the following three conditions are true: (1) your subscription has been automatically renewed, (2) you contact us within 30 days of receiving the credit-card statement that lists the charge, and (3) you have not used the site since the renewal date. Credit-card charges more than 120 days in the past cannot be refunded.
REFUNDS FOR MSO PRO MEMBERSHIPS. The fee for a one-year subscription to MSO Pro Membership is fully refundable within 30 days from the start or renewal date of the subscription. For complete cancellations of an MSO Pro Membership after this 30-day period, a pro-rated refund will be calculated by subtracting from the whole cost of the subscription an amount that corresponds to the used portion of the subscription term, with a minimum payment equal to the cost of a Premium Membership. Fractional refunds are not available for a reduction in the client limit during the subscription term. Credit-card charges more than 120 days in the past cannot be refunded.
UPGRADES TO PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP AND TO MSO PRO. A regular individual Premium Membership to myStockOptions.com may be purchased for one month, one year, or two years; one year is the only available subscription term for the membership level MSO Pro, which carries the benefits of Premium Membership and lets you track and model grants for multiple clients. If you have a regular paid Premium Membership and purchase an upgrade to MSO Pro, your new MSO Pro membership term begins on the date of the upgrade: your expiration date moves to one year from the upgrade date, restarting the subscription clock at the new membership level. You will receive a pro-rated credit for the unused portion of your regular Premium Membership.
CALCULATION OF FEES FOR RAISING CLIENT LIMIT IN MSO PRO. MSO Pro offers the ability to track and model grants for 5, 10, 25, or more clients, and the subscription fee rises with the client limit. If you are a member of MSO Pro and increase your client limit, your full account term moves forward one year from the date you purchase the additional clients. Your previously purchased client accounts are added to your new client limit. You will receive a credit for the remaining period on the prior number of client accounts you purchased.
Example: On January 1 you join MSO Pro with a limit of 5 clients. On July 1, you decide to increase your client limit to 25 clients. You start a new one-year term for 25 clients from July 1. The portion of your fee for the unused 50% of the prior subscription (i.e. for the six months from July 1 to January 1) will be credited back in your total charge calculation.
REDUCING CLIENT LIMIT IN MSO PRO. If you want your MSO Pro Membership to renew automatically at a lower client limit (and thus a lower fee) than that of the prior subscription term, you can decrease your client limit before the renewal. However, fractional refunds are unavailable for your current membership, so a reduction in your client limit does not entitle you to a pro-rated refund of the fee you paid for the higher client limit.
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To automatically renew your subscription, myStockOptions.com will retain your credit-card data after the initial transaction and charge your credit card for the appropriate amount at the time of the renewal. At any time during your subscription, you may delete or change your credit-card data in the section of the website entitled myAccount. Deleting your credit-card data cancels the next automatic renewal of your subscription. If your membership is scheduled for autorenewal but your credit card has an expiration date in the past, for your convenience we will try to process your autorenewal with a future expiration date.
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