(Effective June 7, 2012)

Please read these Terms of Use.

1. Binding Agreement

By using this website or one of our other websites that has linked you to these Terms of Use (each, a "Blucora Site" and, collectively, the "Blucora Sites"), you agree to these Terms of Use which constitute a binding legal agreement between you (i.e. the individual end user and, if applicable, the legal entity on behalf of whom the individual end user is using this website as an employee or authorized agent, collectively referred to herein as "you" or "your" as the context may require) and Blucora, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("Blucora", or "we," "us" or "our" as the context may require) regarding the terms and conditions governing your access and use of the Blucora Sites, and the products, services and features that may be offered and made available to you by us on and through such websites.

2. Additional Terms

In connection with your access to or use of certain areas or features of the Blucora Sites, or certain products or services made available on or through the Blucora Sites, we may post or provide you with additional or specific terms and conditions that govern your access to and use of such areas, features, products or services in addition to these general Terms of Use. Unless otherwise expressly set forth as part of any such additional or specific terms and conditions, any such additional or specific terms and conditions are made in addition to and part of these general Terms of Use, and are incorporated herein by this reference. In the event of a conflict between one or more of these general Terms of Use and any such additional or specific terms and conditions, such additional or specific terms and conditions shall govern.

3. Right to Modify and Amend

We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms of Use from time to time by posting the revised terms on this website and providing you notice of such revised terms by indicating that the terms have been revised with the effective date of such revisions noted on the Terms of Use. Your access to or use of a Blucora Site following the effective date of any such revised terms is subject to the revised Terms of Use. If at any time you find the Terms of Use to be unacceptable, you are not authorized to access or use the Blucora Sites, or any of the products, services and features and associated content or material that may be offered and made available to you by us on and through such websites.

4. Consent to Electronic Communications

When you visit a Blucora Site or post or send communications or other materials to us electronically, you are communicating with us electronically. We may also communicate with you electronically by posting notices and information on the Blucora Sites or by sending you communications or other materials electronically, and you consent to receive these communications from us electronically. You may print out any of our electronic communications to you that we post to a Blucora Site or directly send to you. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

5. No Representations or Warranties

The content, information, documents, graphics and images available on and through the Blucora Sites could include inaccuracies, typographical errors or other errors. We make no commitment, however, to update what is contained in the Blucora Sites. Furthermore, we reserve the right to temporarily, or permanently, modify, alter, discontinue or delete the same without prior notice. Consequently:

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE INFORMATION ON THE BLUCORA SITES IS PROVIDED "AS IS," AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

In general, users of the Blucora Sites should not rely upon information, data, opinions expressed or any other content or material at this website when making business, financial, personal or other decisions. Furthermore, we do not endorse the opinions of third parties expressed on the Blucora Sites or on linked websites.

6. Privacy Policy

The information that Blucora obtains through your use of the Blucora Sites is subject to our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy contains the terms and conditions that govern our collection and use of the information we collect or is provided by you and our respective rights relative to that information, including any aggregate data, personal information, feedback and suggestions. Please review our Privacy Policy before you use the Blucora Sites. By accessing and using the Blucora Sites, you agree to the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy.

7. User Warnings/User Conduct

To the extent that we make certain features, products or services available on or through the Blucora Sites that allow or permit you to create, post, upload, input, submit or transmit any information or material to us or other third parties as part of using or participating in such website, product or service, or feature thereof, whether required by us for access to or use of such website, product or service, or feature thereof, or for review by the general public or members of any public or private community (collectively, your "Postings"), including without limitation as part of any email service, chat room, message board or other social or community service; you agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Use, along with any other additional terms or conditions of use we may provide to you governing such website, product or service, or feature thereof. In consideration for our providing such feature, product or service, you agree not to do any of the following in connection with your access or use of any such feature, product or service:
 

Violate any applicable law, regulation or rule;
Harass, offend, threaten, embarrass, distress or invade or violate the privacy of any individual or entity;
Post or transmit any commercial, advertising or promotional materials, including without limitation, "spam" or mass distributions;
Provide false information on your registration form or impersonate another person at any point;
Post or transmit false, inappropriate, improper, disorderly or excessive messages or information;
Use any robots, spiders, crawlers, wanderers, Web agents and other such automated processes;
Post any material that infringes upon any third party's copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property or proprietary right.


In addition to the above restrictions, with regard to any Postings you may create, post, upload, input, submit or transmit, you represent and warrant to us that: (i) you either own all copyright and other necessary rights in such Postings, or the owner of the copyright and other necessary rights in such Posting has granted you the rights to use and submit such Posting material consistent with the manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted and required by these Terms of Use in connection with the applicable website, product or service, or feature thereof; and (ii) you have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in these Terms of Use with regard to such Postings. If you violate such terms, we may, without prior notice and without liability to you, ban you from any and all websites, products and services, terminate your registration, delete your Postings, and take any other action we deem appropriate in our sole discretion. We assume no responsibility for the accuracy, integrity, quality completeness, usefulness or value of any content, data, documents, graphics, images, information, advice, or opinion contained in any email services, message boards, chat rooms or social or community services, or in any other public services, and do not endorse any advice or opinion contained therein. We do not monitor or control such services, although we reserve the right to do so. We may take any action we deem appropriate, in our sole discretion, to maintain the high quality of our service and to protect ourselves and others.

8. Website Links and Third-Party Websites

The Blucora Sites may contain links to other websites which are independent of the Blucora Sites. We make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, value, integrity, completeness or authenticity of the information or opinions contained in any such linked website, and any link to another website shall not in any manner be construed as an endorsement by us of that website, or of the products or services described therein.

Furthermore, these links may lead to websites or links that contain offensive and objectionable content or which may contain dangerous computer viruses. You assume, and we hereby disclaim, all responsibility for any of the content on these websites or for any damage sustained by users of these websites.

9. License to Feedback and Postings

If you choose to provide us with any comments, feedback or suggestions on or through any of our websites or the products and services we offer on and through our websites (collectively, "Feedback"), we thank you in advance for your willingness to share your thoughts and experiences and help us improve our websites, products and services and will treat any personally identifiable information you may provide us as part of any such Feedback in accordance with our Privacy Policy. In addition, please note that by providing us any such Feedback, you grant to Blucora and our assigns, licensees and legal representatives an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use, reproduce, edit, store, sublicense, distribute, have distributed, create derivative works based upon and publicly and privately promote, display, and perform the Feedback, in any medium, by any means of delivery, for commercial, promotional or other purposes without any remuneration or other compensation to you. The above grant of rights will apply regardless of any markings, notices or identification of any such materials as confidential or proprietary.

When you post, upload, input, submit or transmit to us any Postings as part of using or participating in any of our websites, products or services, whether required by us for access to or use of such website, product or service, or for review by the general public or members of any public or private community, you grant us, our affiliates and subsidiaries, assigns, licensees and legal representatives the right to use your Postings, including, without limitation, the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use, reproduce, edit, store, sublicense, distribute, have distributed, create derivative works based upon and publicly and privately promote, display, and perform the Postings, in any medium, by any means of delivery, for commercial, promotional or other purposes without any remuneration or other compensation to you: (i) in connection with the website, product or service, for the purpose for which the Posting was provided, and (ii) unless otherwise expressly set forth in any additional or specific terms and conditions provided by us to you governing such website, product or service, in connection with the creation, development, publishing, promotion, marketing and operation of any of our websites, products, services and businesses. The above grant of rights will apply regardless of any markings, notices or identification of any such materials as confidential or proprietary. Under no circumstances are we under any obligation to post or use any Postings you may provide, and we may remove any Postings at any time in our sole discretion. For those websites, products and services, that permit or allow you to change, modify, delete or remove Postings, the license granted above for use of the Postings in connection with such website, product or service to or for which the Postings was provided will terminate at the time you completely remove such Postings from the applicable website, product or service; provided that, such termination shall not affect any licenses granted in connection with such Postings prior to the time you completely remove such Postings.

10. Security

To the extent we provide you with an account and password in respect to a Blucora Site, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account information and are fully responsible for all conduct carried out under this password and account. We are not liable for any loss of confidentiality or for any damages arising from your failure to comply with these terms. You will promptly report to us in writing any unauthorized use of your password or account.

11. Limitation of Damages

IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE BLUCORA SITES, THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED OR AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES, OR USE OF ANY OTHER LINKS OR LINKED WEBSITE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES AROSE IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL BASIS.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ECONOMIC TERMS OF OUR AGREEMENT REFLECT THE FOREGOING ALLOCATION OF RISK AND SUCH ALLOCATION OF RISK IS A SIGNIFICANT INDUCEMENT FOR US TO PROVIDE THE BLUCORA SITES AND ALL PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS WE PROVIDE OR OTHERWISE MAKE AVAILBLE ON OR THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES TO YOU.

12. License

The Blucora Sites and the products, services and associated content and materials provided to you thereon are made available to you for your personal, non-commercial use only for lawful purposes in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Nothing contained in the Blucora Sites or these Terms of Use are intended to or shall be construed as conferring any license or right, expressly, by implication, by estoppel or otherwise, to, in or under any intellectual property of Blucora or any third party or the applicable rights therein that may be provided or made available to you via the Blucora Sites, and no Blucora Site or part thereof may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without the express, written consent and permission of Blucora or the third party owner of such intellectual property or the applicable rights therein.

13. Ownership

The Blucora Sites are Copyright © 1998-2009 Blucora, Inc. All rights reserved. All rights, title and interest (including all other copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) in the content and materials provided or made available to you on and through the Blucora Sites, and all names, terms, logos, slogans, images and other indicia identifying Blucora's or its third party licensors' products or services, are the intellectual property and proprietary marks belonging to Blucora or its third party licensors. A list of trademarks owned by Blucora is linked to below in these Terms of Use. The names of companies and products not owned by Blucora and mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any use of the copyrighted contents and materials or the trademarks belonging to Blucora or its third party licensors without the express written permission of Blucora, Inc. or the applicable third party owner is strictly prohibited.

14. Claims of Copyright Infringement

Blucora respects the intellectual property of others and may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material on this website infringes on any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this website directs you to another website that contains material that infringes on any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our designated agent to have the material removed or otherwise blocked from access.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Blucora's Designated Agent. To be effective, the notification must be in writing and include the following information:
 
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit Blucora to locate the material;
Your address, telephone number, and, if available, your e-mail address;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.


Send the written communication to our Designated Agent as set forth below:

Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Nathan Garnett Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent: 601 108th Ave NE, Ste. 1200, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 425.201.6100

Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 425.201.6167

E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: copyright@infospace.com or copyright@Blucora.com

This contact information is provided exclusively for notifying Blucora, Inc. that copyrighted material may have been infringed. Unrelated inquiries will NOT receive a response through this process. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere on this site.

15. Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS, DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FROM ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, THAT ARE DUE TO, BASED ON OR ARISE FROM (I) YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY BLUCORA SITE OR ANY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED OR MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY USE OF ANY LINKS OR LINKED WEBSITE, (II) YOUR BREACH OR VIOLATION OF ANY TERM OR CONDITION OF THESE TERMS OF USE, (III) YOUR INFRINGEMENT OR VIOLATION OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT, PROPRITARY RIGHT OR OTHER RIGHT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR (IV) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY APPICABLE LAW, RULE OR REGULATION. WE MAY ASSUME EXCLUSIVE CONTROL OF ANY DEFENSE OR ANY MATTER SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU, AND YOU AGREE TO COOPERATE WITH US AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE IN SUCH EVENT.

16. Governing Laws in Case of Dispute

THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, USA, AS THEY APPLY TO AGREEMENTS MADE AND SOLELY PERFORMED THEREIN. YOU IRREVOCABLY CONSENT AND WAIVE ALL OBJECTION TO PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, USA, AND YOU SHALL NOT COMMENCE OR PROSECUTE ANY SUIT OR ACTION EXCEPT IN THE FOREGOING COURTS.

17. International Use

We do not represent that all content, materials and services on the Blucora Sites are appropriate or available for use in all geographic locations, especially some locations outside the United States, and accessing such from certain locations may be illegal and prohibited. Those who do access content, materials and services from such locations act on their own initiative and we are not responsible for their compliance with local laws or other applicable laws. You will not access the foregoing where prohibited by law.

18. Integration; Severability; General

These Terms of Use incorporate by reference any other notices, disclaimers or additional or specific terms and conditions contained on the Blucora Sites and constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of the Blucora Sites. Any provision of these Terms of Use which is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be severable from these Terms of Use in that jurisdiction without in any way invalidating the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use. The unenforceability of any provision in a given jurisdiction shall not make that provision unenforceable in any other jurisdiction.