Our Policies & Terms

Terms and Conditions

RightSideOfTheChart.com, aka Right Side Of The Chart, Right Side Of The Chart LLC and RSOTC, herein referred to as RSOTC, is a securities trading & investing website open to anyone in the community who wants to participate. In order to make sure that we provide a welcoming atmosphere to our registered users, we require that all users who submit words and images to the site abide by the following terms and conditions.

All membership plans are billed automatically. Right Side Of The Chart provides you with the ability to cancel any future renewals of your membership at any time. Upon cancellation, you will continue to have full access to the site for the remainder of your current membership term. Full or pro-rated refunds are not provided upon the cancellation of your recurring billing period.

Do Not Plagiarize: RSOTC encourages original writing and chart screenshots as well as sharing other commentary, articles, analysis, charts, etc. that others might find useful. Do not submit others work as your own. Please attribute all information you get from other sources, including people, television, websites, blogs, or traditional publications.

Respect Copyrights: If you want to tell others about an article found elsewhere on the web, please provide a link rather than copying and pasting the entire article. You may not republish someone else’s copyrighted material on RSOTC without permission of the copyright holder.

You are free to share any public content, including charts, commentary, excerpts, and links to any public (free) content on RSOTC as long as the source of the content (from Right Side Of The Chart) is credited. Crediting the source of the content is not required when posting links to RSOTC. Removing or obscuring the RightSideOfTheChart.com watermark from any shared charts is strictly prohibited.

Disclosures:  If you have a personal or business relationship with any of the companies discussed in an article, chart or analysis in which you are sharing, please mention it so readers will know. Additionally, if you are an employee or affiliated with a company or a large shareholder with a 5% or greater stake in a company in which you post information on, please disclose that information as to avoid any conflict of interest. RSOTC is not responsible for verifying such information.

Be respectful to others: An important purpose of RSOTC is to provide all users with a forum for information-sharing, discussion, and debate in a respectful and friendly atmosphere. Personal attacks and mean-spirited postings discourage and ultimately kill useful communication. Submissions that appear to be primarily for the purpose of defamation, libel, or maligning and impugning others may be deleted. RSOTC is concerned with building a community for traders and investors. Community is built on goodwill, respect, and trust. RSOTC reserves the right to delete any derogatory, inflammatory, or otherwise inappropriate post or comments made at our discretion.

Disagreement need not be synonymous with anger, bitterness, loathing, intolerance or other non-productive negativity. Discussion is encouraged; fighting is not. Violations of these terms will result in suspension or revocation of registration and access to the member forum and comments section of RSOTC, with or without warning, at the sole discretion of RSOTC. As part of the registration process, you must use an e-mail address that you check and we can contact you through, should we need to reach you in order to highlight a violation of these terms and/or suspension or revocation of your registration with RSOTC.

Profanity, political opinions (other than those that directly pertain to one’s opinion on what impact a certain policy might have on the financial markets or a particular company/industry, religion or any other potentially inflammatory topic or commentary is not to be posted on this site. Trading room forum & comment section below the posts on RSOTC are not venues for off-topic commentary as there are plenty of forums elsewhere in the cybersphere for that.

Age Restrictions: You must be the minimum age required to enter into a contract in the area in which you reside, and, in any event, must not be less than 18 years of age.

Registration/Membership Disclaimers

Registering as a user on Right Side Of The Chart constitutes acceptance of this site’s policies and agreement to abide by the terms and conditions of the site.

Right Side Of The Chart is not responsible for articles, opinions, comments & other content posted on this site by registered members. Information posted on the site is the responsibility of the individual posters and not Right Side Of The Chart. Right Side Of The Chart reserves the right to refuse publication of any comment or other content, for any reason. Right Side Of The Chart also reserves the right to ban or suspend any user at any time, with or without warning, for activities that put the site at risk or might be offensive to others.

Both Silver and Gold memberships including the ability to read comments & any discussions posted below the home page posts while Gold members also have access to view the post, comments, replies, trade ideas and other commentaries within the trading room. However, the ability to post comments, replies or any other content on the site is a privilege and not a guaranteed right with any membership plan.

Violations of these Terms & Conditions may result in a suspension or permanent revocation of a subscriber’s ability to post any comments, replies or other content on the site. Additionally, subscription plans may be terminated on or before the end of the existing term due to a violation of these Terms & Conditions at our discretion.

If you would like to report a possible violation of site policy, please contact us and refer us to the offending comment or url.

These policies may be updated at any time.

Disclaimer

All content on this site is provided for informational and educational purposes. Furthermore, information contained herein reflects the opinions of its author and is provided for discussion purposes only. Under no circumstances does this information represent a recommendation to buy or sell securities, nor should it be construed as investment advice. Right Side of the Chart LLC and Randy Phinney are NOT Registered Investments Advisors nor licensed or registered with any federal or state securities regulatory agency.

Clearly understand this:  Any information contained in this Right Side Of The Chart is not a recommendation to buy or sell any specific security. The market analysis, trade ideas & other commentary shared by both myself & others on RSOTC are simply opinions as to where a particular security or index might be headed.

Trading requires risking money in pursuit of future gain. That is your decision. Do not risk any money you cannot afford to lose. The content published on Right Side Of The Chart does not take into account your own individual financial and personal circumstances. It is intended for educational purposes only and NOT as individual investment advice. Do not act on this without advice from your investment professional, who will verify what is suitable for your particular needs & circumstances. Failure to seek professional personally tailored advice prior to acting could lead to you to act contrary to your own best interests & may lead to losses of capital.

Although the material posted on Right Side of the Chart is deemed to be accurate and reliable, I (we) do not make any representations as to its accuracy, as a result, there is no guarantee it is not without errors. I, Randy Phinney, the sole publisher of RightSideOfTheChart.com (aka Right Side of the Chart, RSOTC, RSOTC.com, Right Side Of Chart LLC)  may or may not have positions the trade & investment ideas mentioned here.

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 24/05/2018

  1. Introduction

Thank you for visiting Right Side Of The Chart. We are an US based company, providing analysis of global financial markets & securities including both public (free) and premium (paid) content. Please read our Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, providing consent to both documents in order to have permission to use our services.

  1. Definitions

Throughout this Agreement, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of each. The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Agreement nonsensical:

“Agreement” refers to these Terms of Service;

“Service” refers to the services that we provide, including our market analysis, trade ideas & opinions, member forum (aka- trading room) and our Site itself;

“Site” refers to our website, https://rightsideofthechart.com;

“Right Side Of The Chart” refers to our company, known as “Right Side Of The Chart LLC”; RightSideOfTheChart.com, RSOTC.com, RSOTC, our Site; our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context in which the word is used;

“User” refers to anyone who uses our Service, including general visitors to our Site;

“You” refers to you, the person who is entering into this Agreement with Right Side Of The Chart.

  1. Data Collected

Registration Data

If you register on our website, we store your chosen username and your email address and any additional personal information added to your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

You can also request that we erase any of the personal data we have stored. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In short, we cannot erase data that is vital to you being an active customer (i.e. basic account information like an email address).

Comments

When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Automattic Privacy Policy. After registering on the site with an email address associated with a Gravatar account, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comments, trading room posts, replies as well as your user profile on Right Side Of The Chart.

Community Forum

When you use the community forum, and information you post to the reply form will be publicly visible. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Automattic Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Form  & Email Received

Please note that any and all e-mail, standard mail, or other correspondence sent to us, including but not limited to that sent via the contact form, will become the property of Right Side of the Chart. This correspondence may be posted on the website (testimonials, questions, concerns, etc.), used in articles, or posted in or on any other Right Side of the Chart venue, without the need for specific permission for Right Side of the Chart to do so (though we generally seek permission before doing so).

Permission to use testimonials using actual names will be requested before publishing. If you do not want your information to be used by Right Side of the Chart, please state this when corresponding with us. We provide no assurance that non-personally identifiable comments will not be used. The sending of any form of correspondence to Right Side of the Chart will be considered an acknowledgment, a complete and full understanding, and acceptance of, as well as a full agreement to, the disclaimers, terms & conditions, and policies of our website.

No information you provide to us will be sold, disclosed, or given to any other party at any time unless required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search warrant. This information is never shared with third parties.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our site please use this link: Google Analytics Opt-out/.

  1. Embedded Content

Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Below you can find a list of the services we use:

YouTube

We use YouTube videos embedded on our site. YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. See their privacy policy here: YouTube Privacy Policy.

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  1. Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Cookies generally exist to make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the help section of your browser.

Necessary Cookies (all site visitors)

  • cfduid: Is used for our CDN CloudFlare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. See more information on privacy here: CloudFlare Privacy Policy.
  • PHPSESSID: To identify your unique session on the website.

Necessary Cookies (additional for logged in customers)

  • wp-auth: Used by WordPress to authenticate logged-in visitors, password authentication and user verification.
  • wordpress_logged_in_{hash}: Used by WordPress to authenticate logged-in visitors, password authentication and user verification.
  • wordpress_test_cookie Used by WordPress to ensure cookies are working correctly.
  • wp-settings-[UID]: WordPress sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
  • wp-settings-time-{time}-[UID]: WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
  1. Who Has Access To Your Data

If you are not a registered client for our site, there is no personal information we can retain or view regarding yourself.

If you are a client with a registered account, your personal information can be accessed by:

  • Our system administrators.
  • Our supporters when they (in order to provide support) need to get the information about the client accounts and access.
  1. Third Party Access To Your Data

We don’t share your data with third-parties in a way as to reveal any of your personal information like email, name, etc. The only exceptions to that rule are for partners we have to share limited data with in order to provide the services you expect from us. Please see below:

MailChimp

If you sign up to to receive notifications of new posts by email, our daily digest of public posts or a newsletter, those emails are hosted by MailChimp (on their server) and your email address as well as the marketing reasons to contact you for, will be stored by MailChimp. You have to give explicit consent to all marketing means you want us to use to contact you. For more information on MailChimp’s privacy policy, please see here: MailChimp Privacy Policy.

  1. How Long We Retain Your Data

When you register for a free trial period and/or subscribe to our premium services, any personally identifying information that you provide such as your name & email address, is retained until you have canceled any subscription and (if) you tell us to remove it although it is generally our policy to delete all information associated with any registered user accounts that have not been an active (paying) subscriber for more than one year.

We use this data so that we can recognize you, approve your comments automatically instead of holding them for moderation as well as to have the ability to contact you in certain instances such sending billing invoices to paid subscribers, password reset links, notifications of any violations of the Term & Agreement of the site & any other reason that we might need to contact our paid subscribers.

If you register on our website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see & edit your personal information at any time (except changing your username) as well as or request that your account and all associated data be deleted. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. You can also request that we erase any of the personal data we have stored. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In short, we cannot erase data that is vital to you being an active customer (i.e. basic account information like an email address).

  1. Security Measures

We use the SSL/HTTPS protocol throughout our site. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so that personal identifiable information is not captured/hijacked by third parties without authorization.

In case of a data breach, system administrators will immediately take all needed steps to ensure system integrity, will contact affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed.

  1. Your Data Rights

General Rights

If you have a registered account on this site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we retain, including any additional data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any of the personal data we have stored. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In short, we cannot erase data that is vital to you being an active customer (i.e. basic account information like an email address).

If you wish that all of your data is erased, we will no longer be able to offer any support or other product-related services to you.

If you have any questions, want to receive a copy of your stored data or have your data erased, please contact us at [email protected] .

GDPR Rights

Right Side Of The Chart permits residents of the European Union to use its Service. Therefore, it is the intent of Right Side Of The Chart to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation. For more details please see here: EU GDPR Information Portal.

California Privacy Rights

Right Side Of The Chart permits residents of the State of California to use its Service. Therefore, it is the intent of Right Side Of The Chart to comply with the California Business and Professions Code §§ 22575-22579.

  1. Third Party Websites

Right Side Of The Chart may post links to third party websites on this site. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security compliance by Right Side Of The Chart, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.

All social media sharing links, either displayed as text links or social media icons do not connect you to any of the associated third parties unless you explicitly click on them.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to members of the Service or Site. Right Side Of The Chart bears no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website. Please review the privacy policy and terms of service for each site you visit through third party links.

  1. Release of Your Data For Legal Purposes

At times it may become necessary or desirable to Right Side Of The Chart, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.

Any passing on of personal data for legal purposes will only be done in compliance with laws of the country you reside in.

  1. Amendments

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly and require you to accept the amendments in order to be permitted to continue using our services.