Terms & Conditions

Acceptance of the Terms of Use
The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, "Terms of Use"), govern your access to and use of highgroundadvisors.org, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through highgroundadvisors.org (the "Website"), whether as a guest or a registered user.

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and the Company’s Privacy Policy, found at https://www.highgroundadvisors.org/privacy-policy, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

The interactive features of the Website are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you may not enter into any transactions using the Website.

Changes to the Terms of Use
HighGround Advisors (“the Company” or “we”) may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time. All changes are effective upon being posted and shall apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use indicates that you accept and agree to the changes. You are encouraged to check this page regularly so you are aware of any changes.

Accessing the Website & Account Security
The Company will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.

To create an account and/or access other interactive features of the Website, you may be directed to the website of a third-party service provider partnering with the Company (“the Partner”) and asked to provide certain personal details or other information. It is a condition of your creation of an account that all the information you provide to the Company and the Partner is correct, current, and complete. All personally identifying information you provide through the use the Website or a Partner website is governed by our Privacy Policy, and the Privacy Policy of such Partner. By providing such information, you consent to all actions taken with respect to your information consistent with these Privacy Policies.

If you are provided with login credentials to access an account, you will be directed to a website maintained by the Partner. You acknowledge that your use of the Partner’s website is governed by the Partner’s Website Terms of Use. Furthermore, you acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any unauthorized person with access to the Website, or the Partner’s website, or any portion of such websites, using your login credentials. You agree to notify the Company immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your login credentials, or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you logout of your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

The Company has the right to direct the Partner to disable your login credentials at any time for any reason including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property Rights
The Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by the Company, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website, except as follows:

  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print [or download] one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
  • If the Company provides desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by the end user license agreement for such applications.

You must not:

  • Modify copies of any materials from this site.
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site.

You must not use any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website for any commercial purposes.

If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Website in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Website will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Website or any content on the Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

Trademarks
The Company name, “HighGround” and the Company tagline “Protect. Strengthen. Grow.” are trademarks of the Company. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Prohibited Uses
You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Website:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user, or any other person or entity.
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Website, or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party's use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real-time activities through the Website.
  • Use any device or process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website, or for any other purpose not expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, without the Company’s prior written consent.
  • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
  • Otherwise, attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

Changes to the Website
We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Information About You & Your Visits to the Website
All information we collect on this Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Linking to the Website & Social Media Features
The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Website.
  • Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Website.
  • Cause limited portions of content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.

You may link to our homepage on your personal website and/or social media or email accounts, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage the Company’s reputation or take advantage of it. In doing so, you must not in any way suggest any form of association with, or approval or endorsement of, the Company without express written consent.

Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed on, or appear to be displayed by, any other site, for example, framing, deep linking, or in-line linking.
  • Otherwise, take any action with respect to the materials on this Website that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use.

The Company may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice.

Links from the Website
If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. The Company has no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any third-party website linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Geographic Restrictions
The owner of the Website is based in the State of Texas in the United States. We provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. To the fullest extent provided by law, the Company will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, virus, or other technologically harmful material that may affect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or any services or items obtained through the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The foregoing does NOT affect any warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Limitation on Liability
THE COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS RESULTING FROM A CAUSE OVER WHICH THE COMPANY DOES NOT HAVE DIRECT CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FAILURE OF EQUIPMENT OR COMMUNICATIONS LINES (INCLUDING TELEPHONE, CABLE, AND INTERNET), VIRUSES, THEFT, OPERATOR ERRORS, AND EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, any improper use of the Website's content, or other information obtained from the Website.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction
All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Texas without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Texas, in each case located in the County of Dallas, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Arbitration
At the Company's sole discretion, it may require you to submit any disputes arising from these Terms of Use or use of the Website, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, validity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act, the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, The Resolution Experts (“JAMS”), and its successors by merger or acquisition, and this paragraph. Arbitration shall be conducted in Dallas County, State of Texas, and shall be administered by JAMS, which shall appoint an arbitrator. If JAMS or its successor is unable or legally precluded from serving, then the American Arbitration Association shall serve. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.

Limitation on Time to File Claims
Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise such cause of action or claim is permanently barred.

Waiver & Severability
No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set out in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement
The Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and, if applicable, End User License Agreement constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and HighGround Advisors regarding the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Website.

Your Comments & Concerns
This website is operated by HighGround Advisors located in Dallas, Texas.  All notices of copyright infringement claims, comments, requests for technical support, feedback, and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: info@highgroundadvisors.org.