Terms of Use

Effective Date: 06.05.23

These Terms of Use contain a predispute arbitration clause. Please read the section entitled "GOVERNING LAW; ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER" found below under the heading MISCELLANEOUS TERMS. It affects your rights about how to resolve any dispute with us.

AcreTrader.com is a website operated by AcreTrader, Inc. and licensed to its wholly owned subsidiary AcreTrader Financial, LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA|SIPC. By accessing this site and any pages thereof, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use and Multi-Site Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”). AcreTrader.com is intended only for use by accredited investors who are United States (“U.S.”) citizens or aliens admitted for permanent residence in the U.S., or any corporation, partnership, or other organization organized under the laws of the U.S.

These Terms of Use (“Agreement”) should be read carefully before using the services offered by AcreTrader, Inc. and those of its subsidiaries and affiliates, including AcreMaps, LLC DBA as Acres, Acretrader Management, LLC, ATRE, LLC and AcreTrader Financial, LLC (collectively “AcreTrader”), or accessing the websites of AcreTrader. This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the website located at https://www.AcreTrader.com (the “Site”) and any services conducted, facilitated and/or operated by AcreTrader through the Site (collectively with the Site, the “Service”).

By using the Site or Service in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published by AcreTrader from time to time on the Site, each of which is incorporated by reference and each of which may be updated by AcreTrader from time to time without notice to you. You agree that you will not use the Site in any way that is fraudulent or unlawful.

Your use of the Site or Service is governed by the version of this Agreement in effect on the date of use. Your continued use of and access to the Site constitutes your acknowledgement of, and agreement to, the then current Terms of Use and to having reviewed the most current version of the Terms of Use. Please also note that the terms and conditions of this Agreement are in addition to any other agreements between you and AcreTrader, including any customer or account agreements, and any other agreements that govern your use of products, services, content, tools, and information available on the Site. This Agreement does not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with AcreTrader for the Service or otherwise. If you do not agree to all the terms of this Agreement and/or the Privacy Policy, you are not eligible to participate in the Service or otherwise use this Site. This Agreement applies to all individuals who in any way use the Site or Service, which include but are not limited to certain users “Users” that are Accredited Investors, are authorized by us to access the Service and certain web pages on the Site, and invest or attempt to invest in offerings available through the Site or Service (“Investors”).

AcreTrader reserves the right, in its sole discretion, without any obligation and without any notice requirement, to change, improve or correct the Service, information, materials and descriptions on the Site and to suspend and/or deny access to the Site for any reason. The information and materials on the Site may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies. All boundary lines noted in pictures, aerials or maps may be included for representation purposes and may not be accurate. All boundary lines, pictures, aerials or maps should only be considered as estimates and not relied on as legal documents or descriptions. AcreTrader expressly disclaims any liability for such changes, errors or omissions.

Any dated information is published as of its date only, and AcreTrader does not undertake any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any such information. AcreTrader may discontinue or change any product or service described in or offered on the Site at any time. AcreTrader further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to block or otherwise discontinue your access and use of the Site at any time and for any reason. You agree that AcreTrader will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance.

Eligibility: Investor Qualifications

The Service is available only to Accredited Investors who are at least 18 years old.

Any registration, use of or access to the Site by any natural person under 18 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Use. You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are not misrepresenting your identity, you are of legal age to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. AcreTrader may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept this Agreement on such entity’s behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify AcreTrader for violations of this Agreement.

Modification of Agreement

AcreTrader reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the terms of this Agreement, or change, suspend, or discontinue the Service (including without limitation, the availability of any feature, offering, database, or content) at any time. Such modifications shall become part of this Agreement and are automatically effective once posted on the Site or by sending you an email. This Agreement may not be orally amended. AcreTrader may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to check the terms of this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Authorized user

Our Service and certain pages of the Site are available only to Users who have been authorized by us to access the Service and web pages on the Site. Such authorization may require completion of an accredited investor verification, suitability questionnaire and satisfactory Know Your Customer background information screening and/or identification verification (“KYC”). Only Users of the Site and Service with a valid user ID and password are authorized to access such services and web pages.

You agree not to register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, use another User’s account without permission or impersonate any other person in any capacity while using the Site. Unauthorized use of the Site and our Service, including, but not limited to the misuse or sharing of passwords or misuse of any other information, is strictly prohibited. You agree that you will not engage in any activities related to the Site that are contrary to applicable laws or regulations. You further agree that you are responsible for any unauthorized use of your password that is made before you have notified us, and we have had a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice. AcreTrader reserves the right at its discretion to suspend or cancel your password, even without receiving such notice from you, if we suspect that it is being used in an unauthorized or fraudulent manner.

Notwithstanding the above, you are responsible for monitoring your account and should promptly report any unauthorized or suspicious activity in your account to us by contacting us here.

Registration data; Account security; Funds transfer

In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information that you provide to AcreTrader, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to AcreTrader. By entering into this agreement, you agree to the terms of service of North Capital Investment Technology, Plaid and Dwolla, which are incorporated herein by reference.

Third party content

Certain portions of the Site may contain third party content and may provide links to webpages and content of third parties (collectively “Third Party Content”). AcreTrader does not control, endorse, investigate, or adopt any Third Party Content, and makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including with respect to its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that AcreTrader is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content or your reliance upon Third Party Content. Users utilize such Third Party Content at their own risk.

Payment functionality

In order to use the payment functionality of AcreTrader's application, you must open a "Dwolla Platform" account provided by Dwolla, Inc. and you must accept the Dwolla Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Any funds held in a Dwolla account are held by Dwolla's financial institution partners as set out in the Dwolla Terms of Service. You authorize AcreTrader to share your identity, account data and any other information or documentation provided by you to AcreTrader with Dwolla for the purposes of opening and supporting your Dwolla account, and you are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of that data. You understand that you will access and manage your Dwolla account through AcreTrader's application, and Dwolla account notifications will be sent by AcreTrader, not Dwolla.

AcreTrader will provide customer support for your Dwolla account activity, and can be reached here.

In addition to Dwolla, in order to use the payment functionality of AcreTrader's application, you must accept the Plaid End User Privacy Policy. Plaid provides an easy way for you (the "end user") to connect your bank account and other financial accounts to the AcreTrader application. You authorize AcreTrader to share your identity, account data and any other information or documentation provided by you to AcreTrader with Plaid for the purposes of performing KYC and opening and supporting your Dwolla and AcreTrader account, and you are responsible for accuracy and completeness of that data.

Proprietary rights in content

AcreTrader is a registered trademark of AcreTrader, Inc.

All content on the Site, including but not limited to text, photos, videos, images, reports, graphics, surveys, maps, design, software, music, sound and other files as well as their selection and layout (the “Content”), are the proprietary property of the Company, its Users or its licensors with all rights reserved. AcreTrader and/or its licensors own and retain all proprietary rights in the Site, the Service and all Content. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. AcreTrader’s trademarks may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of AcreTrader.

You may not reproduce (except as provided in this Agreement), publish, transmit, distribute, broadcast, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, or otherwise copy or transmit any Content, the Site or related software without the express written permission of AcreTrader, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own photos, profiles, messages, notes, text, information, music, video and other content that you legally upload, publish or display on or through the Site, or transmit to or share with other Users (“User Content”).

Furthermore, provided that you are eligible for use of the Site, you are granted a limited license to access, download and/or print Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Such license is subject to these Site Terms and does not include use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of the Site or the Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of AcreTrader, 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.

Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause.

You agree that AcreTrader may, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law, access, read, preserve and disclose your account information, usage history and submitted Content in order to: (a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (b) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties, including intellectual property rights; (c) enforce this Agreement and investigate potential violations thereof; (d) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; (e) respond to your requests for customer service; or (f) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of AcreTrader, its Users, or the public.


You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Site or the Service ("Submissions"), provided by you to the Company are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of the Company. The Company shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of your Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

Restriction on data collection / termination

Without Acretrader’s prior consent, you may not:

  • incorporate information or content from the Site into any other database or compilation;
  • use any means, whether manual or automated, to access this Site or collect any information from the Site (including, without limitation, robots, spiders, scripts or other automatic devices or programs);
  • frame the Site, utilize framing techniques to enclose any Content or other proprietary information, place popup windows over this Site's pages, or otherwise affect the display of this Site's pages; engage in the practices of "screen scraping", "database scraping" or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining content or other information; or
  • use this Site in any manner that violates applicable law or that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of this Site.

Any violations of system or network security including attempts to intentionally access a computer without authorization or exceed your authorized access level may result in civil and criminal charges, including but not limited to charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. §1030). AcreTrader may investigate occurrences that potentially involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

We may also terminate, disable or throttle your access to, or use of, this Site and the Service for any reason, including without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with any portion of these Terms of Use.

Warning regarding web fraud and phishing

Unfortunately, in today’s internet commerce environment, there may be misuse of our name, brands and reputation by imposters and frauds publishing fake websites and engaging in "phishing" scams seeking personal or confidential information.

When communicating with Acretrader through digital media, please:

  • Confirm you are visiting an Acretrader authorized website.
  • Do not share your password and login ID with anyone, including anyone from AcreTrader. Access to your AcreTrader account is private, available only to members through secure log-in procedures. Apart from allowing you to use your password and log-in to enter an authorized website, AcreTrader will never ask you for your password or login information. (If you forget your password or login, we will issue you new ones.)
  • Do not send emails to anyone with an address other than authorized AcreTrader e-mail addresses. AcreTrader only uses “@AcreTrader.com” for email addresses. If you have any questions about the above, please contact AcreTrader at info@AcreTrader.com.


AcreTrader may terminate your access to all or any part of the Site and Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site. All provisions of this Agreement shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Warranty Disclaimer

You acknowledge that AcreTrader has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which Users gains access to the Site; what Content you access via the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release AcreTrader from any and all liability relating to you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. AcreTrader makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Site, and AcreTrader will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Service.

AcreTrader neither represents, warrants, covenants, guarantees, nor promises any specific results from use of the Site. All investing involves risks, including the loss of principal. Alternative investments are highly speculative and are not suitable for all investors. See additional risk disclosures regarding farmland investing and the risks of investing on AcreTrader.com.


Any Content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the Site is done at your own discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or other electronic system or loss of data that results from the download of any such Content. The foregoing limitation of liability will apply in any action, whether in contract, tort or any other claim, even if an authorized representative of AcreTrader has been advised of or should have knowledge of the possibility of such damages.

AcreTrader makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to any third-party data provided to AcreTrader or its transmission, timeliness, accuracy or completeness, including but not limited to implied warranties or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. AcreTrader will not be liable in any way to you or to any other person for any inaccuracy, error or delay in or omission of any third party data or the transmission or delivery of any such third party data and any loss or damage arising from (a) any such inaccuracy, error, delay or omission, (b) non-performance or (c) interruption in any such third party data due either to any negligent act or omission by AcreTrader or “force majeure” or any other cause beyond the control of AcreTrader.

Electronic Communication Privacy Act Notice (18 U.S.C. §§2701 - 2711): AcreTrader makes no guarantee of confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the site or any website linked to the site. AcreTrader will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on AcreTrader’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.


You hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AcreTrader and its affiliates employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Site, Service, Content or otherwise from your User submissions, violation of the Agreement, or infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. AcreTrader reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with AcreTrader in asserting any available defenses.

Limitation of liability


General Disclosures

The Service is only suitable, intended and available for Accredited Investors who are members of AcreTrader and familiar with, and willing to accept the risks associated with private investments. Investors must be willing to have their status as Accredited Investors and suitability verified by AcreTrader Inc., its affiliates and/or third parties. AcreTrader does not endorse any of the opportunities that appear on the Site, nor does it make any recommendations regarding the appropriateness of particular opportunities for any Investor or with respect to the advisability of investing in general. Each Investor must review and evaluate the investments in the Investor’s own discretion and determine the suitability of making the particular investment in light of the Investor’s own circumstances.

AcreTrader and its affiliates do not give or offer any business, investment, tax or legal advice to anyone using the Site or Service. The Service provided by AcreTrader is defined herein. All Investors must certify that they are accredited, attest that they are suitable for this type of illiquid investment, and acknowledge that they have received and read all investment terms and conditions.

Fluctuations in the value of the assets that are the subject of any investment are to be expected. Additional risks of investing exist due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, leverage, property operations, business risks, management and environmental liabilities. There is a potential for loss of part or ALL of the investment capital, and each Investor should understand that all capital invested may be lost. Investors should only consider these investments if they have no need for liquidity and can bear the risk of losing their entire investment.

AcreTrader does not make investment recommendations, and no communication through the Site or in any other medium should be construed as such. Investment opportunities posted on the Site are “private placements” of securities that are not publicly traded, are subject to holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. Private placement investments are NOT bank deposits (and thus NOT insured by the FDIC or by any other federal governmental agency), are NOT guaranteed by AcreTrader, and MAY lose value. Investors must be able to afford the loss of their entire investment.

ATRE, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AcreTrader, Inc. that serves as a real estate broker entity.

Acretrader Management, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AcreTrader, Inc. that serves as manager to several real estate entities, each pursuing a real estate investment strategy.

AcreTrader Financial, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AcreTrader, Inc. that is a registered Broker-Dealer and Member of FINRA | SIPC, CRD# 320820

There can be no assurance that any property valuations provided shown on AcreTrader.com are accurate or in agreement with market or industry valuations. Any investment information contained herein has been secured from sources AcreTrader believes are reliable, but we make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of such information and accept no liability therefor. Offers to sell, or the solicitations of offers to buy, any security can only be made through official offering documents that contain important information about risks, fees and expenses. Investors should conduct their own due diligence, not rely on the financial assumptions or estimates displayed on the Site, and are encouraged to consult with a financial advisor, attorney, accountant, and any other professional that can help you to understand and assess the risks associated with any investment opportunities.

None of the information contained in the publicly available portions of the Site constitutes a recommendation, solicitation or offer to buy or sell any securities, options or other financial instruments or other assets or provide any investment advice or service. The information and Service provided on the Site 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 where AcreTrader is not authorized to provide such information or Service. Some products and services described in the Site may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all members.

U.S. Jurisdictions

The securities offered on this Site can only be marketed in certain jurisdictions. If you are in a location outside of the U.S., you agree that you use or access the Site solely at your own risk and initiative. The Service is controlled and operated from facilities located within the United States. AcreTrader makes no representations that the Site or the Service is appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. Accessing the Service is prohibited from territories where the Content is prohibited. Securities offerings are only directed at or intended for purchase or investment by investors in jurisdictions that permit general solicitation of unregistered securities. You acknowledge and agree that it is solely your responsibility to be aware of the applicable laws and regulations of your country of residence. Subscriptions to invest in any offering referred to on this Site must only be made on the basis of the offering documents on the Site relating to any specific investment. The content, material and information contained on the Site does not constitute an offer or solicitation and may not be treated as an offer or solicitation (a) in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation is against the law; (b) to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation; and/or (c) if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so.

The Site is not directed at you if AcreTrader is prohibited by any law of any jurisdiction from making the information on the Site available to you. You should verify, yourself, before accessing the Site or any Offering on the Site, that we would be allowed to advertise securities or other investments to you under the law of the jurisdiction in which you reside.

Securities matters

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any federal or state securities commission or any other regulatory authority has recommended or approved of the investment or the accuracy or inaccuracy of any of the information or materials provided by or through the website. Direct and indirect purchase of real estate property involves significant risks, including, but not limited to, risks related to the sale of land, market and industry risks and risks specific to a given property. Investments are not bank deposits, are not insured by the FDIC or by any other Federal Government Agency, are not guaranteed by AcreTrader, and may lose value.

Investments listed on this Site are only suitable for Accredited Investors who are familiar with and willing to accept the high risk associated with private investments. To qualify as an accredited investor, you must meet certain thresholds as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission under Rule 501 of Regulation D.

If you are investing as an individual, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Your net worth, or joint net worth with your spouse or spousal equivalent, excluding your primary residence, exceeds $1,000,000.
  • Your income has been in excess of $200,000 for each of the last two years and you expect it to be in excess of $200,000 this year.
  • The combined income of you and your spouse or spousal equivalent has been in excess of $300,000 for each of the last two years and you expect it to be in excess of $300,000 this year.
  • You hold in good standing any of the following licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”): a General Securities Representative license (Series 7), a Licensed Investment Adviser Representative license (Series 65) or a Private Securities Offerings Representative license (Series 82).

If you are investing through an entity, it must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Purchaser is a bank, a savings and loan association, a broker-dealer registered under section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, an insurance company, a small business investment company, a rural business development company or an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • Purchaser is an investment adviser as described in Section 203(l) (venture capital fund advisers) or Section 203(m) (exempt reporting adviser) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”).
  • Purchaser is a charitable organization, corporation, partnership, or limited liability company, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the LLC Interests, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000.
  • Purchaser is a trust, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the LLC Interests, whose purchase is directed by a person who has sufficient knowledge and experience in financial and business matters to evaluate the merits and risks of the prospective investment.
  • Each of the equity owners of Purchaser either (i) is an individual (not an entity) and can truthfully make at least one of the statements in above, or (ii) is an entity and can truthfully make at least one of the foregoing statements in this section.
  • Purchaser is a “family office” as defined in rule 202(a)(11)(G)-1 under the Advisers Act that has (i) assets under management in excess of $5,000,000, (ii) was not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the LLC Interests and (iii) is directed by a person who has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that such family office is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment.
  • Purchaser is a “family client” as defined in rule 202(a)(11)(G)-1 under the Advisers Act, of a family office meeting the requirements immediately above, whose investment in the Company is directed by such family office.
  • Purchaser is an entity of a type not listed above, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the LLC Interests, owning investments in excess of $5,000,000.

Please see also accredited investors on the SEC website for more information.

Securities sold through private placements are not publicly traded and, therefore, are less liquid. Additionally, Investors may receive restricted units that may be subject to holding period requirements. Investing in private placements requires high risk tolerance, low liquidity concerns, and long-term commitments. Investors must be able to afford to lose their entire investment. For those reasons, these offerings may be made available only to certain institutional investors as well as high net worth individuals and entities. As with all alternative investments, investors must meet certain eligibility tests to qualify as purchasers. See our Risks Statement here for more information.

Miscellaneous terms
Each of AcreTrader and you are independent contractors and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement or your use of the Site or Service.
Integration and severability

This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and AcreTrader with respect to the Service and use of the Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and AcreTrader with respect to the Site. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

Governing law; Arbitration; Class action waiver

These Terms of Use contain a predispute arbitration clause. Your use of AcreTrader’s platform constitutes agreement to these terms. By signing an an arbitration agreement the parties agree as follows:

  • All parties to this agreement are giving up the right to sue each other in court, including the right to a trial by jury, except as provided by the rules of the arbitration forum in which a claim is filed.
  • Arbitration awards are generally final and binding; a party's ability to have a court reverse or modify an arbitration award is very limited.
  • The ability of the parties to obtain documents, witness statements and other discovery is generally more limited in arbitration than in court proceedings.
  • The arbitrators do not have to explain the reason(s) for their award unless, in an eligible case, a joint request for an explained decision has been submitted by all parties to the panel at least 20 days prior to the first scheduled hearing date.
  • The panel of arbitrators may include a minority of arbitrators who were or are affiliated with the securities industry.
  • The rules of some arbitration forums may impose time limits for bringing a claim in arbitration. In some cases, a claim that is ineligible for arbitration may be brought in court.
  • The rules of the arbitration forum in which the claim is filed, and any amendments thereto, shall be incorporated into this agreement.

Notwithstanding the language contained in this section, these Terms of Use do not prohibit or restrict you from requesting arbitration of a dispute in the FINRA arbitration forum as specified in FINRA rules.

This Agreement (and any further rules, policies or guidelines incorporated by reference herein) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

While we hope never to have a dispute with a User, if we do, User and AcreTrader each agree to try for sixty (60) days to resolve it informally. If we collectively fail to resolve such dispute (and unless otherwise agreed in writing by User and AcreTrader), any dispute arising out of or relating to the Agreement, or the breach hereof, shall be finally resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. If parties are unable to select an arbitrator, then AAA shall select the arbitrator. Judgment on any award entered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, USER AND ACRETRADER EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. We also both agree that you or we may bring a suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.

Where permitted under applicable law, User and AcreTrader each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. Unless User and AcreTrader both agree, no arbitrator or judge may consolidate more than one person’s claims or otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

No waiver

The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held invalid, the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

FINRA Membership

AcreTrader Financial, LLC, is a registered broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.