Social Media Profile Page(s) Guidelines and Terms of Use


Thank you for visiting our social media profile page(s). This is a place for you to learn more about financial services and our firm. All users must comply with the Facebook, Inc., Twitter, LinkedIn Corporation, and applicable blog provider (“FTLB”) Terms of Use and our Terms of Use for our page(s). Third-party marks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners. Please keep in mind that communications in the financial services industry are highly regulated. We may, in our sole discretion, remove endorsements, recommendations, comments, posts, photos, videos, “friends,” “fans,” “likes,” “followers,” or any similar term or function from our FTLB profile page(s) in our sole discretion and for any reason.

User Practices: Please don’t post comments that are unlawful, abusive, defamatory, or offensive or that contain profanities. In your comments, please avoid discussing specific investment advice or products, specific securities or investments, or trading strategies. Please also refrain from posting testimonials, endorsements, or recommendations. Do not upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents. Do not upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer. Do not delete any author attributions or legal notices. Do not falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded. To submit a complaint, please write to: Commonwealth Financial Network®, 29 Sawyer Road, Waltham, MA 02453.

Privacy: We do not provide customer service or enable financial transactions through our social media profile page(s). You should never post personal, account, or transaction information anywhere on our profile page(s). For information regarding your accounts, please contact your advisor using the contact information provided in our profile information. Please read our broker/dealer’s (Commonwealth Financial Network® or “Commonwealth”) privacy policy and terms of service, as they apply to your communications appearing on our page(s). Commonwealth’s privacy policy is at http://www.commonwealth.com/Investors/privacy.asp.

Disclaimer: All comments, visuals, videos, and other material posted by users on our page(s), including opinions, statements, or views posted by users on our page(s), are communications by the persons posting them, and they are not adopted or endorsed by us or Commonwealth and do not represent the views of Commonwealth, its management, or our firm. Posts by others that describe opinions, views, or experiences may not be representative or indicative of another’s personal experience. Users who have a business relationship with Commonwealth or our firm or other beneficial interest in commenting should be aware that they may have obligations to disclose that relationship or interest in their posts. Other Commonwealth entities may also publish content on our profile page(s). We reserve the right to remove comments that we consider inappropriate or misleading.

Neither Commonwealth nor our firm is affiliated with FTLB. Neither Commonwealth nor our firm expressly or implicitly adopts or endorses any of the expressions, opinions, or content posted by users or any third parties on our profile page(s). Neither Commonwealth nor our firm controls, serves, adopts, or endorses any advertising, messages, or content that FTLB may publish on its sites or on our profile page(s). Neither Commonwealth nor our firm adopts or endorses any products, services, advertisements, recommendations or statements, or any other content that may appear on FTLB or FTLB-affiliated sites.

No part of our FTLB profile page(s) is a recommendation or solicitation of an offer to sell or an offer to buy any security, service, or product or an offer to provide investment, tax, legal, or any other nature or form of advice. The use or posting of any form of “testimonial” on any part of our FTLB profile page(s) is strictly prohibited. Use of “social plug-ins,” such as the “like,” “friend,” “recommend,” “share,” “subscribe,” or “connect” features, is neither an explicit or implicit  statement of any past experience with, an endorsement of, nor a testimonial for any person or business identified on or associated with our FTLB profile page(s).

The content on our FTLB profile page(s) is not intended for all individuals, only those residing in the states in which we are registered to sell securities. Please remember that investing involves risks, the value of your investments will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.

Last Updated: 02/14/2013