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Disclaimer

The following are terms of a legal agreement (“Agreement”) between you and ECHELON Partners, formerly 3C Financial Partners, LLC (together “ECHELON Partners” or the “Firm”). By accessing, browsing, and/or using this web site (“Website”), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the Website. The Website may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. Information on the Website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Please read this Agreement carefully and be aware that ECHELON Partners may, in its sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting. All testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other clients. Clients were not paid for these testimonials. There is no guarantee of future performance or success.

ECHELON Partners provides independent consulting and advice primarily to corporate clients in connection with investment banking activities related to mergers, acquisitions, private capital financings, and other similar strategic alternatives. ECHELON Partners is not a retail broker-dealer. The Firm does not conduct underwriting activities, provide research or analyst reports, or solicit or carry accounts for, or offer or sell securities products to, retail customers.

ECHELON Partners uses reasonable efforts to obtain information from sources that it believes to be reliable; however, no representation or warranty, expressed or otherwise, is made to, and no reliance should be placed on, the fairness, accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information and opinions contained herein. The Website is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Nothing contained on the Website constitutes, or intends to constitute, the rendering of investment, consulting, legal, accounting, tax, career, or other advice or services, nor does it constitute, or intend to constitute, an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security that may be referenced on the Website.

The information and services provided on the Website are not provided to and may not be used by any person or entity in any jurisdiction where the provision or use thereof would be contrary to applicable laws, rules, or regulations of any governmental authority or regulatory or self-regulatory organization or where ECHELON Partners is not authorized to provide such information or services.

The entire content of the Website is subject to copyright with all rights reserved. You may download or print out a hard copy of individual pages and/or sections of the Website, provided that you do not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices. Any downloading or copying from the Website will not transfer title to any software or material to you. You may not reproduce (in whole or in part), transmit (by electronic means or otherwise), modify, link into, or use the Website for any public or commercial purpose without the prior written permission of ECHELON Partners.

In no event, including (without limitation) negligence, will ECHELON Partners be liable for any loss or damage of any kind, including (without limitation) any direct, special indirect, or consequential damages, even if expressly advised of the possibility of such damages, arising out of or in connection with the access of, use of, performance of, browsing in, or linking to other sites from the Website.

All copyrights, trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, or other intellectual property displayed on or used in conjunction with the Website are proprietary to ECHELON Partners unless otherwise noted. The content of the Website is protected by applicable intellectual property law. ECHELON Partners reserves all rights with respect to intellectual property ownership of all material on the Website and will enforce such rights to the full extent permissible by law. The material accessible on or through the Website is accessible for personal browsing and printing purposes only. Users of the Website may not otherwise (1) copy, reproduce, modify, sell, republish, post, transmit, or distribute in any way material from the Website without the express, written permission of ECHELON Partners; (2) use, copy, modify, or display any ECHELON Partners name, logo, text, or graphic image without ECHELON Partners’ express written permission; (3) display any of the pages, text, images, or other content of the Website using “framing” technology without ECHELON Partners’ express written permission; (4) modify or use the pages, text, images, or other content from the Website for any purpose other than browsing or printing for personal, noncommercial use; or (5) take any action to create an impression of affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement between any user and/or web site and ECHELON Partners.

You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ECHELON Partners and all its predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, investors, employees, agents, representatives, and attorneys and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of or relating to any breach by you of this Agreement or the representations, warranties, and covenants you have made by agreeing to the terms of this Agreement. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. ECHELON Partners reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

This Agreement is governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of California, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction resides in the courts of the State of California. You further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the State of California in connection with any dispute or claim involving ECHELON Partners. If any part of these terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.


Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy
Protecting your privacy is very important to ECHELON Partners. Consequently, ECHELON Partners has established a privacy policy that safeguards your personal information and is committed to protecting your confidentiality. We will limit the collection and use of client information to what is necessary to administer our business and provide you with the highest-quality service. We will not disclose any personal information except in the limited circumstances specifically described below.

Security
ECHELON Partners takes every precaution to protect your information, prevent unauthorized access, maintain the accuracy of your data, and ensure its correct use. To this end, we have in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information, both online and off-line.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data placed on your hard drive by our web server. We use them to make registration processes easier, as well as to track and target the interests of our users so that we can enhance the usefulness of our site.

A server can only read the cookie data that that particular server has placed in the cookie. We can’t track where you came from to get to our site or where you go after you leave. Cookies cannot “read” data on your hard drive, including cookie files placed by other sites. If you prefer to not have cookies placed on your hard drive, you can tell your web browser to refuse cookies.

E-mail Services
If you take advantage of any e-mail notification features on our site, you will receive e-mail updates as described. We also collect personally identifiable information voluntarily provided by you when you request further information or send us an e-mail. This may include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, as well as the content of the request (such as type of service). We use this information to respond to your request and to contact you about other products, services, or events that we promote and that might be of interest to you. If you would not like us to contact you about other services or events, you can remove yourself from our e-mail distribution list at any time.

Conference Registration
Our conference site includes registration forms that require users to give us contact information. Guest contact information is entirely private. We use guest contact information to send you invitations, information, and registration forms related to the conference. Your contact information may also be used to contact you when necessary for administrative purposes related to your registration or status as an invited guest. We may use your e-mail address to verify communications from you, to send you updates that you ask to receive, or to tell you about changes to the ECHELON Partners web site.

Information Collection and Use
ECHELON Partners is the sole owner of the information collected. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any manner that is different from what is described in this statement.

Outside Links
Our web site contains links to other sites that you may find useful. These sites will have their own privacy policies, which may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by other sites.

Third Parties
We may share information with our affiliated partners, who have their own policies, which may differ from ours. We will not share information with nonaffiliated third parties and/or nonaffiliated partners.

Correction and Removal of Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, we will promptly correct, update, or remove your information upon request. To make such a request, please contact us.

Legal Disclaimer
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our web site.

We will continue to conduct our business in a manner that conforms with our pledge to you, your expectations, and all applicable laws. Additional information concerning our privacy policies and procedures is provided in our privacy notice, which is available upon request.


Business Continuity Plan

As ECHELON Capital Partners LLC is a member of Financial Industry Regulations Association (www.finra.org) and SIPC (www.sipc.org), we are required to offer the following notifications:

ECHELON Capital Partners has developed a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With this in mind, we are providing you with this information on our BCP. If after a significant business disruption you cannot contact us as you usually do at 888-560-9027, or by email to an officer of the firm, you should go to our website at www.echelon-group.com where we may post critical information.

We plan to recover quickly and resume business operations after a significant business disruption and respond by safeguarding our employees, property, books and records, and allowing our clients to transact business. In short, our BCP is designed to permit our firm to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption. The BCP addresses: data backup and recovery; all mission critical systems; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with clients, employees, and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical supplier, contractor, bank and counter-party impact; regulatory reporting; and providing assurances to our clients that we will continue to serve them during such disruptions.

Significant business disruptions can vary in their scope, such as only our firm, a single building housing our firm, the business district where our firm is located, the city where we are located, or the whole region. Within each of these areas, the severity of the disruption can also vary from minimal to severe. In a disruption to only our firm or a building housing our firm, we will transfer our operations to a local site when needed and expect to recover and resume business within 24 hours. In a disruption affecting our business district, city, or region, we will transfer our operations to a site outside of the affected area, and recover and resume business within one to two days. In either situation, we plan to continue in business and notify you through our web site at www.echelon-group.com or our emergency number, 888-560-9027, as to how to contact us. If the significant business disruption is so severe that it prevents us from remaining in business, we will assure our customers’ prompt access to any relevant documents. For more information about our BCP, you may contact us at 888-560-9027 info@echelon-group.com.

 

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