Terms of Use, Policies, and Disclaimers


Last Updated: May 3, 2018

This is a contract between you and Investud Inc. ("BlockStud"). By signing up to use an account through blockstud.com, or any associated websites, APIs, or mobile applications (collectively the "BlockStud Site"), you agree that you have read, understood, and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, as well as our Privacy Policy.

  1. Changes to the terms of use
    We may change these Terms of Use at any time. If you continue to use BlockStud after we post changes to these Terms of Use, you are signifying your acceptance of the new terms.
  2. Changes to BlockStud
    We may discontinue or change any service or feature on BlockStud at any time without notice.
  3. Ownership of information; License to use BlockStud; redistribution of data
    Unless otherwise noted, all right, title and interest in and to BlockStud, and all information made available through BlockStud or its Services, in all languages, formats and media throughout the world, including all copyrights and trademarks therein, are the exclusive property of BlockStud, its affiliates or its Data Providers.
    You may not use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on blockstud.com website's content ("Content"), frame any portion of BlockStud or Content, sublicense, assign, transfer, sell, loan, or otherwise distribute for payment the Content without our prior written consent. You may not circumvent any mechanisms included in the Content for preventing the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the Content. For additional information on commercial and partnership inquiries with BlockStud, please contact us.
    To stay compliant with exchange regulations and to prevent unauthorized access, your account can be used on only one device at a time.

    Except as otherwise expressly permitted by the preceding paragraph, you agree not to sell any of the services or materials in any manner or for any purposes without the prior express written consent of BlockStud and/or the data providers. In addition, you shall not, without the prior express written consent of BlockStud and the relevant data providers, make copies of any of the software or documentation that may be provided, electronically or otherwise, including, but not limited to, translating, decompiling, disassembling or creating derivative works.
  4. Attribution
    BlockStud grants all users of blockstud.com and all other available versions of the site to use snapshots of BlockStud charts in analysis, press releases, books, articles, blog posts and other publications, as well as use BlockStud in education sessions, display BlockStud charts during video broadcasts, including overviews, news, analytics, and otherwise use or promote BlockStud charts or any products from the BlockStud website on the condition that BlockStud attribution must be clearly visible at all times that such products are used.
    Attribution shall include any mentioning of and a reference to BlockStud, including but not limited to those described herein.
    Use of BlockStud charts during video or other promotions where BlockStud attribution is not visible has to include a description of the product used therein. For instance: “Charting platform used for this analysis is provided by BlockStud”, or simply “Charts by BlockStud”, font size should not be lower than 10 PT = 13PX = 3.4MM.
    Use of any BlockStud products outside the BlockStud website without a proper attribution of BlockStud is not allowed. Users that do not follow attribution rule herein may be banned permanently, and other legal actions may be taken to ensure compliance, including but not limited to cease-and-desist warnings, court orders, injunctions, fines, damages relief and so forth.
  5. Third party sites and advertisers
    BlockStud may include links to third party websites. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. You agree that BlockStud shall not be held liable for any trading activities or other activities that occur on any website you access through links on BlockStud. We provide these links as a convenience, and do not endorse the content or services offered by these other sites. Any dealings that you have with advertisers found on BlockStud are between you and the advertiser and you acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any loss or claim you may have against an advertiser.
    Unauthorized soliciting on BlockStud is strictly prohibited and may result in penalties, including but not limited to, temporary or permanent bans of the account found in violation, and any appropriate and available legal action for monetary and other damages.
  6. Disclaimer regarding content
    BlockStud cannot and does not represent or guarantee that any of the information available through the Services or on BlockStud is accurate, reliable, current, complete or appropriate for your needs. Various information available through the Services or on BlockStud may be specially obtained by BlockStud from professional businesses or organizations, such as exchanges, news providers, market data providers and other content providers (e.g., BATS and possibly other established financial exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, New York Mercantile Exchange and Dow Jones), who are believed to be sources of reliable information (collectively, the “Data Providers”). Nevertheless, due to various factors — including the inherent possibility of human and mechanical error — the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, results obtained from use, and correct sequencing of information available through the Services and Website are not and cannot be guaranteed by BlockStud.
  7. Disclaimer regarding investment decisions and trading
    Decisions to buy, sell, hold or trade in securities, commodities and other investments involve risk and are best made based on the advice of qualified financial professionals. Any trading in securities or other investments involves a risk of substantial losses. The practice of “Day Trading” involves particularly high risks and can cause you to lose substantial sums of money. Before undertaking any trading program, you should consult a qualified financial professional. Please consider carefully whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition and ability to bear financial risks. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any loss or damage you or anyone else incurs as a result of any trading or investment activity that you or anyone else engages in based on any information or material you receive through BlockStud or our Services.
  8. Disclaimer regarding hypothetical performance results
    Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are mentioned below. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. In fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program.
    One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. For example the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of the trading losses are material points, which can also adversely affect trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the market in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results.
  9. Education Section Disclaimer
    All information and content on www.blockstud.com should be viewed as educational only.
    None of the content published on www.blockstud.com constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for investment for any specific person. None of the information providers or their affiliates will advise you personally concerning the nature, potential, value or suitability of any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction, investment strategy or other matter.
  10. Registered users
    Certain services, such as saving charts, publishing them or ability to comment on published charts, are available only to registered users of the BlockStud web site and require you to sign in with a user name and password to use them. If you register as a user (a “Subscriber”) of any of the features of BlockStud, during the registration process you may be prompted to click an “Register Now,” “Submit” or similar button; your clicking on such button will further confirm your agreement to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions.
    In consideration of your use of the BlockStud website, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving BlockStud Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the BlockStud's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or BlockStud has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, BlockStud has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the BlockStud Services (or any portion thereof).
  11. Access and security
    You accept responsibility for the confidentiality and use of any user name and email address that you may register for your access to and use of the Services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify BlockStud of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. BlockStud cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply.
  12. Payment and cancellation of service
    1. By ordering any subscription on www.blockstud.com (including a free trial period) you confirm that you have read and accepted our Terms of Use and you authorize BlockStud to automatically charge your bank card or Bitcoin address according to the billing period manually selected by you.
    2. Each user can try our paid plans for 7 days free of charge. If you do not cancel your trial before it ends, you will automatically continue on a paid monthly plan after the trial. We do not offer refunds for automatic payments after the trial period, even if the subscription is cancelled on the same day as the payment has gone through. Canceling trial period disables access to all paid tools, features and market data immediately.
    3. The Service is billed in advance on a monthly or annual basis. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, or refunds for months unused with an open user account.
    4. All billing is recurring, which means you will continue to get billed until you cancel your subscription. You are solely responsible for properly canceling your BlockStud subscription. An email request or support ticket asking for your subscription to be cancelled is not considered cancellation. You may cancel your subscription at any time by visiting the billing section of your Profile Settings page.
    5. If you cancel the Service before the end of your current paid up period, your subscription will remain active until the next due date. After the due date, if no payment received, your subscription will be stopped.
    6. We do not offer refunds for initial payments. If you order the Service for the first time, please make sure that the order is correct before the payment is made.
    7. We do not offer refunds for recurring monthly payments. If you have been billed for automatic monthly renewal of the Service, you can cancel the subscription to avoid billing for next months.
    8. We offer refunds for recurring annual payments on demand. If you have been billed for automatic annual renewal of the Service, you have 7 calendar days (after the payment was made) to contact our support team. If you don’t do this, BlockStud assumes that renewal of the Service is expected and the payment will not be refunded.
  13. Feedback to BlockStud
    By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to BlockStud, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) BlockStud is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) BlockStud shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) BlockStud may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) your Contributions automatically become the property of BlockStud without any obligation of BlockStud to you; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from BlockStud under any circumstances.
  14. Indemnity
    You agree to indemnify and hold BlockStud and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit, modify or otherwise make available through the BlockStud Services, your use of the BlockStud Services, your connection to the BlockStud Services, your violation of the Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another.
  15. Termination
    We do not terminate BlockStud accounts and/or any associated published ideas on customer’s demand. We believe that once an account has been willingly created or a chart was published, it becomes part of the communal trading knowledge and should stay that way. This policy prevents users from keeping only their best ideas public, thus keeping everyone honest with themselves and gives others confidence in the public reputation.
    You agree that BlockStud may, without prior notice, immediately terminate, limit your access to or suspend your BlockStud account, any associated email address, and access to the BlockStud Services. Cause for such termination, limitation of access or suspension shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the Terms of Use or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b)requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) discontinuance or material modification to the BlockStud Services (or any part thereof), (d) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (e) extended periods of inactivity, (f) and/or engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities. Further, you agree that all terminations, limitations of access and suspensions for cause shall be made in BlockStud's sole discretion and that BlockStud shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the BlockStud Services.
  16. Emails
    You agree to let BlockStud use your email address to send you service-related notices, important informational emails, special offers, etc. You may unsubscribe from the emails by following the corresponding link included in the emails themselves.