Terms and Conditions



A user’s continuing access or use of the Options Industry Conference World Wide Website (“Website”) hosted by The Options Clearing Corporation (“OCC”) signifies the USER’S ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE OF THE WEBSITE (“Terms”). From time to time, the OCC reserves all rights to modify the Terms of the Website. Accordingly, a user should continue to review the Terms whenever accessing or using the Website. A user’s access or use of the Website after the posting of modifications to these Terms will constitute such user’s acceptance of the Terms, as modified. If a user refuses to accept the Terms, such user may not use the Website. Any terms and conditions proposed by a user which are in addition to or which conflict with these Terms are expressly rejected by OCC and shall be of no force or effect.

You, as a Website user, represent that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the Terms for the Website. You also agree (a) that your use of the Website is subject to all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws, (b) not to use the Website for illegal purposes, and (c) not to interfere with or disrupt the Website or networks connected to the Website.

The design of, as well as the materials, content, text, graphics, and information contained in, the Website (“Materials”) are owned, licensed, or controlled by OCC or the party credited as the owner, licensor, or provider of such Materials. The Materials on the Website, including, but not limited to all menu pages, content, text, video, audio and graphics are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the United States and other countries. The Website is also protected as a collective work or compilation under United States copyright and other laws. You agree to comply with all applicable copyright and other laws. You may view, print and download one copy of the contents for your personal noncommercial use, provided, you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained on the Materials. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, alter, store either in hard copy or in an electronic retrieval system, license, transmit, display, broadcast, create a derivative work from, publish, rent, sublicense, distribute, or otherwise use in whole or in part in any other manner the Materials without OCC’s prior written consent except to the extent that such use constitutes “fair use” under the “Copyright Act of 1976”, as amended from time to time. Certain photography provided by the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The information provided on the Website is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject OCC, or their affiliates to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. You may not use this Website for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with the Terms of Use.

Although the contents provided on the Website have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, they are provided to you on an “AS IS” basis. OCC makes no warranties, expressed, implied, or statutory including, but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or non-infringement to users and/or any third party. You acknowledge that (a) the Materials are provided for general informational and educational purposes only and are not intended for trading purposes, (b) that OCC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the Materials provided on the Website or any linked website, and (c) that the provision of certain portions of the Website is subject to the terms and conditions of other agreements to which OCC is a party. ACCORDINGLY, OCC, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS AND OWNERS OF MATERIALS, AND ASSIGNS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, LOST PROFITS OR LOST OPPORTUNITIES, WHETHER OR NOT OCC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES FOR (i) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE MATERIALS OR OTHER RESOURCES AND DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR LINKED TO THE MATERIALS; (ii) ANY DELAYS, ERRORS OR INTERRUPTIONS IN THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY INFORMATION; OR (iii) LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY, OR BY ANY REASON OF NONPERFORMANCE. THE FOREGOING SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER A CLAIM OCCURS IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.


By using or accessing the Website, you signify your acknowledgment and assent to the Privacy Statement and Policy set forth below:

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Statement and Policy, the following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Website.

In general, users can visit the Website anonymously without providing any personal information. There are, however, cases where users may be asked for personal information. The OCC receives names, contact information, e-mail addresses, and other information when personally submitted by users through the registration, contact or other feature. Such features allow OCC to enhance your experience including providing responses to inquiries and to provide marketing information to users. This information is not gathered by OCC without users’ knowing, active permission and participation. OCC respects the privacy of their users and do not share any personally identifiable information with any third party not affiliated with OCC except as set forth in this policy and when required to do so by law. We may provide your names, contact information, e-mail addresses, and other information to Options Conference sponsors, exhibitors and options exchanges for their use. OCC has no responsibility for or control over the use to which such third parties may use your information.

If you would like to change or delete any information that you have submitted, please contact: OIC2018@theocc.com.

OCC may also receive information about your session or about you when IP addresses are logged to track a user’s session (the user remains anonymous). We may use it for research, regulatory purposes, or to improve our site. In general IP addresses are logged to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. This data is analyzed for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there, as an example.

This Website may use cookies to collect and share information from Website visitors in non-personally identifiable form. Cookies are files stored in your Web browser and are used by most websites to help personalize a web experience. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You may continue browsing our Website even if you decide not to accept the cookie; however certain capabilities of the Website may be impaired. This Privacy Statement and Policy covers the use of cookies by the Website and does not cover the use of cookies by any service providers to the Website.

Any username or password assigned to you is for your personal use only. You are responsible if they are lost, stolen or misused, and you must notify OCC immediately if any of these events happen. You may not use any contact or similar feature to enter an order to buy or sell a security, to send us time-sensitive instructions, or to give us personal credit information or an address change.

OCC has taken certain steps to provide a secure environment for your personal information on this Website. However, OCC cannot guarantee that any information is totally secure because of the nature of the Internet. If you choose to update or delete personal information previously provided, OCC will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal information from our database. You can do this by contacting OIC2018@theocc.com.

If you prefer not to receive traditional mail or other off-line promotions from OCC or from organizations with which OCC has a direct or indirect business relationship, please e-mail OIC2018@theocc.com. Please include your full name and mailing address.

Unless you have a written agreement in effect with OCC which states otherwise, you may only provide a hypertext link to the Website on another website, provided that: (1) the link must be a text-only link clearly marked “2018 Options Industry Conference” or “Options Industry Conference Home Page” (2) the link must “point” to the URL “http://www.optionsconference.com” and not to other pages within the Website; (3) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link or website containing the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with OCC’s name and trademarks; (4) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link or website containing the link may not create the false appearance that an entity is associated with or sponsored by OCC; (5) the link, when activated by a user, must display the Website full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linked website; and (6) OCC reserves the right to revoke their consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion.

For the user’s convenience, the Website provides links to other external websites. The listing of a link by OCC should not be construed as a sponsorship, endorsement or approval of such websites, their content, or as an indication of the value of any claims, recommendations or other information contained therein. Users should be aware that OCC has no control over any linked website and are not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked website or any link on a linked website. OCC urges their users to be aware when they exit the Website and to carefully read the privacy statements of each website that collects user identifiable information. The Website Privacy Statement and Policy is applicable only to information collected by the Website.

OCC prohibits the framing of any materials available through its Website, caching, or unauthorized hypertext links to the Website. OCC reserves the right to disconnect or otherwise disable any unauthorized frames or hypertext links.

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (ODD). Copies of the ODD are available from your broker, by calling 1-888-OPTIONS, or from OCC, One North Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60606. The information on the Website is provided solely for general education and information purposes and therefore should not be considered complete, precise, or current. OCC assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Website information. No statement within the Website should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a security or to provide investment advice. The inclusion of non-OCC advertisements on the Website should not be construed as an endorsement or an indication of the value of any product, service, or website.

You represent, warrant and covenant that: (a) you have the power, competence and authority to enter into this agreement; (b) you are at least eighteen (18) years old; (c) you shall not use any rights granted hereunder for any unlawful purpose; and (d) you shall use the Website only as set forth in the Terms.

You agree, at your expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless OCC, its respective officers, directors, members, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, third party suppliers and owners of Materials, and assigns from any and all claims, suits, actions, or other proceedings based on or arising in connection with the Website or any links on the Website, including, but not limited to: (a) a violation of the Terms by you or any other person using your computer (or account); (b) your use of the Website; (c) a claim that any use of the Website by you or any other person using your computer (or account) infringes any intellectual property rights of any third party, or any right of publicity or privacy, is libelous or defamatory, or otherwise results in injury or damage to any third party; (d) any deletions, additions, insertions or alterations to, or any unauthorized use of, the Website by you or any other person using your computer (or account); (e) any misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty made by you contained herein; or (f) any breach of any covenant or agreement to be performed by you hereunder. OCC’s cooperation in such defense is made without waiver of any attorney-client, work-product, or other legal privileges. You agree to be responsible and liable for any and all costs, damages and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by or in connection with or arising from any such claim, suit, action or proceeding attributable to any such claim.

The Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles thereof. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Cook County in the State of Illinois with respect to any legal proceedings that may arise in connection with the Website or from a dispute as to the interpretation or breach of the Terms.

If any provision of the Terms is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in force.

The Terms and any other OCC terms and conditions for use of the Website, and its successor Websites, constitute the entire agreement between you, OCC and govern your use of the Website