Last Updated: February 13, 2020
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The scope of this engagement is to be determined jointly between the Adviser and the Pro Bono Client. In many cases, the Pro Bono Client may be seeking pro bono financial guidance on specific issues or questions, in which case the Adviser will endeavor to provide financial guidance as requested. As examples, questions and issues raised by the Pro Bono Client may relate (but are not limited to) the following:
- Developing goals;
- Managing assets and liabilities (including debt consolidation and management, savings, and investments);
- Managing cash flow (includes developing a budget, addressing banking needs, and discussing the need to pay bills in a timely manner);
- Identifying and managing risks (including with respect to medical, disability, life, property, and casualty insurance, and benefits, settlements and claims administration);
- Identifying and managing the financial effects of health conditions;
- Providing for educational needs;
- Achieving financial security (including preserving or increasing wealth);
- Identifying tax considerations;
- Preparing for retirement; and
- Addressing estate and legacy matters.
In accordance with the terms described in this agreement, Adviser will provide financial guidance and/or planning recommendations, which may be presented orally or electronically.
The Adviser will have no control or power to handle your assets and will not have a Power of Attorney engagement with you.
When providing financial guidance or planning to you, the Adviser shall comply with the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct [https://www.cfp.net/ethics/code-of-ethics-and-standards-of-conduct] pertaining to the engagement.
Depending on the engagement, the Adviser may describe to you the qualitative and quantitative information (concerning your personal and financial circumstances) that the Adviser needs to assist you. You may collaborate with the Adviser to obtain the information. The Adviser will analyze the qualitative and quantitative information to assess your personal and financial circumstances. If unable to obtain information necessary to assist the client with the identified needs, the Adviser will limit the scope of engagement to those services the Adviser is able to provide or terminate the engagement.
The duration of this pro bono engagement is not intended to be a long-term or ongoing relationship. This engagement will terminate when the Adviser provides the financial guidance and/or planning recommendations to you. While the Adviser may interact with you after presenting the financial guidance and/or planning recommendations for the purposes of checking-in with you, Adviser will not implement, monitor or update the financial recommendations and these services are specifically excluded from the scope of this engagement. If you are interested in receiving financial guidance to implement, monitor, and/or update his/her financial planning recommendations, then you will need to secure the services of another professional.
You will not be required to make any payment for the services provided under this engagement and will incur no costs for the services provided. The Adviser will receive no compensation for this engagement. The Adviser is prohibited from charging for additional services that were not anticipated at the time of this engagement but that the Adviser provides during the course of the engagement.
In the unlikely case that the Adviser and you intend to enter into an engagement after the Adviser presents the financial planning recommendations, you and Adviser must terminate the Advisers Give Back engagement, and the Adviser must notify Advisers Give Back of the Adviser’s intent to enter into another engagement with you.
The Adviser will comply with all applicable regulatory, professional and ethical obligations, including but not limited to those imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and state securities and insurance regulators.
The Adviser represents to you that the Adviser’s background, including any disciplinary actions or bankruptcy, has been disclosed as required by the following and is publicly available at the following websites:
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA): https://brokercheck.finra.org/
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): https://www.adviserinfo.sec.gov/IAPD/
- Certified Financial Adviser Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board): https://www.letsmakeaplan.org/choose-a-cfp-professional/verify-a-cfp-professional
The Adviser represents that the Adviser has not at any time been censored, convicted, or otherwise found by competent authority to be guilty of any fraudulent activity or professional misconduct.
The Adviser affirms that all professional licenses and certifications held by the Adviser are in good standing.
The Adviser interacting with you may be using the Advisers Give Back platform. If so, neither Advisers Give Back, the Adviser’s firm, nor any of their respective individual directors, officers, employees, agents or members, and grantees has or assumes any responsibility or liability for the accuracy or appropriateness of any services provided by the Adviser. You acknowledge that you must make an independent judgment regarding the Adviser's qualifications and whether to retain the Adviser for the engagement.
All services provided by the Adviser are provided solely by the individual Adviser and not by or on behalf of Advisers Give Back, or its grantees or affiliates. Both the Adviser and you agree to indemnify, defend and hold Advisers Give Back as well as its individual directors, officers, employees, agents or members, and grantees (other than the Adviser), harmless from any loss, damage, cost or liability in any way arising from such services, acts or omissions.
You further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Adviser harmless from any loss, damage, cost or liability in any way arising from the Adviser’s services, acts or omissions.
You understand that the responsibility for financial decisions is your own and that you are under no obligation to follow, either wholly or in part, any recommendation or suggestion provided by the Adviser. You also understand that completion of the financial planning process may be a prerequisite to being granted services, items, or acceptance into programs by a sponsoring organization.
Should any concern arise between the Adviser and you, it is agreed that the Adviser and you will consult with each other to resolve such issues. Any unresolved issue shall then be submitted to non-binding mediation under the Commercial Mediation Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any dispute still unresolved may then be submitted to binding arbitration under the Securities Industry Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
The Adviser will treat non-public, confidential information of yours as private and confidential and will not share the non-public, confidential financial information with others unless the Adviser receives permission from you.
It is your responsibility to report any financial plan details and subsequent goals or progress to the sponsoring organization, if necessary.
The Adviser may report non-confidential information regarding the program to the sponsoring organization or related partner, including general topics on which the Adviser is assisting and whether the engagements are ongoing or closed.
It is your responsibility to return calls or email contacts from the Adviser. The Adviser should notify the sponsoring organization if the pro bono client has not maintained contact and, if necessary, may terminate the engagement.
The engagement will be concluded upon the delivery of the financial guidance and/or planning recommendations from Adviser to you. The Adviser will be responsible for the engagement but may delegate tasks to others, including allied professionals, paraAdvisers, CFP candidates, at the Adviser’s direction.
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User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content;
User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
User Content that, in the sole judgment of Advisers Give Back, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which may expose Advisers Give Back or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site.
Advisers Give Back takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any user conduct or User Content. Advisers Give Back does not warrant the truth or accuracy of, User Content, nor is Advisers Give Back liable for any defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography, profanity or inappropriate content you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk.
You agree to release and hold harmless Advisers Give Back for any damages arising out of false or inaccurate User Content. Advisers Give Back may alter without prior notice to you any User Content which in its opinion is false, inaccurate or materially misleading on its face or otherwise. Advisers Give Back may remove without prior notice to you any material from any User Content which in its sole opinion is profane or offensive to other users of the Services. You hereby grant Advisers Give Back an irrevocable, world-wide, non-exclusive, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, edit, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content on and in connection with a the Site and the Services.
You are solely liable for any User Content you post on the Site, and you represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Site; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not infringe upon or violate the rights of, or cause injury to, any person or entity.
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The Site contains links to world wide web sites and content which is not a part of the Services. Advisers Give Back provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by Advisers Give Back of any site or any information or company contained therein. You agree and acknowledge that Advisers Give Back is not responsible for such third party Web sites or the quality, content, nature or reliability thereof. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
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Third Party Products and Services. We may from time run advertisements and promotions from, provide information regarding, make referrals to or assist you in locating information regarding third parties who provide products or services that may be of interest to you (“Third Party Products and Services”). Advisers Give Back does not approve, recommend, endorse or guarantee the availability of such third parties or the Third Party Products and Services, and we do not monitor or have any control over such Third Party Products and Services. Therefore, we can make no guarantee as to the value, reliability, safety, accuracy, completeness, or performance of such Third Party Products or Services or the results obtained therefrom. You agree that Advisers Give Back shall not be liable for loss or damages of any sort incurred as the result of using any Third Party Products or Services or from your dealings with such third parties. Your business or other dealings with such third parties are solely between you and such third party. You assume full responsibility and assume all risk for your use of such Third-Party Products or Services.
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Subject to these Site Terms, you are granted a limited, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Site and the Services, provided that you may not: (a) reproduce, publish, distribute, create derivative works of, modify, adapt, translate, rent, sublicense, assign, loan, sell, transfer, network, publicly display or transmit the Site or the Site Content, except as expressly permitted on the Site; (b) commercially use or exploit any part of the Site, the Site Content or the Services; (c) decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Site or the Services to human perceivable form; (d) scrape or use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (e) download (other than the page caching) any portion of the Site, the Site Content or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (f) any use of the Site or the Site Content other than for its intended purpose. Any use of the Site or the Site Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Advisers Give Back, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. You must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in the Site. Neither the Site Terms nor any other agreement entered into by Advisers Give Back limits any of our or our affiliates’ rights under trade secret, copyright, patent or other laws.
Repeat Infringer Policy. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, Advisers Give Back has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Advisers Give Back’s sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Advisers Give Back may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Procedure for Submitting Claims of Copyright Infringement. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement please contact the Designated Agent as follows:
Name of Designated Agent: Matt Iverson-Comelo
Full Address of Designated Agent: 490 43rd St. Suite 350, Oakland, CA 94609
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: (866) 897-5865
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: [email protected]
Requirements for providing a valid notice under the DMCA can be found at 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3).
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SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE LIABILITY OF ADVISERS GIVE BACK ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, INVESTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, ASSIGNS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
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Termination; Removal of Content. You may discontinue your participation in and access to the Services at any time. Advisers Give Back may discontinue or modify the Advisers Give Back Services at any time without prior notice to you, and you accept those modifications if you continue to use the Advisers Give Back Services. In addition, Advisers Give Back may terminate, disable or suspend your account or your access to the Site or the Services for any reason, or for no reason, at any time without prior notice. Advisers Give Back also reserves the right, but bears no obligation, to monitor, screen, edit and remove any content, data or information, including User Content, available or stored through the Services, You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any materials you post or store on the Site.
Applicable Law. The Site Terms are entered into in Oakland, California and governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions and shall inure to the benefit of Advisers Give Back’s successors and assigns, whether by merger, consolidation, or otherwise. Federal law governs copyright, patent, and trademark matters. You agree that the proper forum for claims under the Site Terms will be the courts of the State of California for the County of Sonoma or the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of these courts.
Severability. If a court of competent jurisdiction deems any provision unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.