IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DISCLOSURES ABOUT USE OF OUR WEBSITE AND ATTENDANCE AT OUR CONFERENCES OR OTHER EVENTS

NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL SECURITIES LAWS AND PERMISSION TO PHOTOGRAPH/VIDEO TAPE

All visitors to the website, events and/or conferences promoted, presented or sponsored by Florida Venture Forum, Inc. (“FVF”) acknowledge and agree with the following notices, disclosures and disclaimers: 

I understand, acknowledge and agree that (i) none of the FVF nor any FVF members, affiliates, directors, officers, event or conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees are in any way recommending or endorsing any of the companies listed or identified on the FVF website or in any press releases, marketing materials or communications or any of the companies presenting at any FVF event or conference or any investment opportunity or business venture that may be discussed at any such event of conference, and (ii) none of the FVF nor any FVF members, affiliates, directors, officers, event or conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees intend in any way to solicit or induce the purchase of securities by me or my organization. 

I further understand, acknowledge and agree that none of the FVF nor any FVF members, affiliates, directors, officers, event or conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees are providing legal, accounting, financial, investment, tax or business advice to me or my organization (except pursuant to separate written agreements between any such advisors and me or my organization) and my attendance and participation by any medium or means at any FVF event or conference does not create and is not intended to create any attorney-client, accountant-client, advisor-client or other relationship between me or my organization and any of the FVF, FVF members, affiliates, directors, officers, event or conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees. 

I understand, acknowledge and agree that each of the companies listed on the FVF website or selected to present and/or presenting at any FVF events or conferences must comply with all federal and state securities laws in connection with the offer or sale of securities to any person who visits the FVF website or who attends a FVF event or conference, and I further understand that any and all information being presented on the FVF website or at a FVF event of conference is not intended to constitute, and does not constitute, an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities. 

I understand that none of the FVF, nor any FVF members, affiliates, directors, officers, event or conference organizers, sponsors, coaches, participants or attendees are acting as underwriters or agents for any of the companies listed on the FVF website or presenting at any FVF event or conference. 

I understand that I may not rely upon any information provided to me on the FVF website or at any FVF event or conference, and if I am interested in making any investment in any company listed or identified on the FVF website or in any press releases, marketing materials or communications or any of company presenting at any FVF event or conference, I must conduct my own due diligence and investigation, communications and negotiations directly with such company. 

Investment Disclaimers 

The FVF website is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional financial, investment, accounting, tax or legal advice. Under no circumstances should any information on the FVF website or any FVF website content be used or construed as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, financial instruments, investments or other services. Dated content speaks only as of the date indicated. 

Nothing provided on the FVM website, or in any press release, marketing materials or communications from the FVF or at any FVF event or conference (“other means”), constitutes tax, legal, accounting, insurance, financial, or investment advice. Neither the information, nor any materials or opinion, provided on our website or by such other means is a solicitation, offer, recommendation, or advice to buy, sell, or hold any securities or other investments, nor to pursue any investment in any company or any investment style or strategy.  Any links or references to third-party websites, products, or services are provided solely as a convenience to you and, unless expressly stated otherwise, are not and should not be understood as any recommendation or endorsement by us. Any decisions you make based on information provided on the FVF website or by such other means are your sole responsibility. If you would like to obtain investment, accounting, tax or legal advice, you should consult with your own investment and financial advisors, accountants, tax advisors or attorneys regarding your (or your organization’s) individual circumstances and needs.  

Important Notice:  Although neither the FVF nor any of its members, affiliates, directors, officers or employees are authorized to offer legal (including securities or investment) advice to companies listed on the FVF website or presenting at a FVF event or conference, or any event or conference attendees, please be advised that the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented rule changes which impact commonly utilized exemptions (and related safe harbors) from registration under the federal securities laws.  In general, all issuances and sales of securities (e.g., stock, partnership and/or LLC interests) in exchange for money must either be registered with the SEC or must satisfy an available exemption from registration (which is why the exemptions are so important). The SEC’s rule changes altered the regulatory landscape of offerings involving “general solicitation” of potential investors. If a general solicitation is employed or found to be present in connection with the offer and/or sale of securities, then the issuer may be able to take advantage of private offering exemption rules by limiting eligible investors solely to “accredited investors” and by (among other things) taking “reasonable steps to verify” that all investors are accredited investors. The new SEC rules do not specifically define what constitutes a “general solicitation”, but some commentators have suggested that a showcase event generally open to the public, such as the FVF events and conferences, could possibly be construed as a form of general solicitation of investment interest.  In connection with its events and conferences, the FVF does not take any steps to confirm or ensure that attendees are or qualify as “accredited investors.”  Any company planning or proposing to offer, issue or sell securities should consult with experienced securities counsel regarding the US federal securities laws, SEC rules, state securities laws and regulations, available registration exemptions and related planning, preparations, documentation and execution of offering and capital raising activities. 

I give permission for the Florida Venture Forum, Inc. to photograph, interview and/or videotape to be used on the Florida Venture Forum official web site and for marketing purposes. The photographs/videotapes shall constitute the exclusive property of the Florida Venture Forum, Inc. and may be reproduced by the Florida Venture Forum. Inc. without compensation or payment to the individual(s) concerned or any other person.