Terms and Conditions of Use


Welcome to Outside The Boxes!   Please carefully read the following Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms of Use”) before using this blog website (“Blog” or “Site”). This Blog is owned and operated by Altegris Advisors, LLC (“Altegris”). By using this Blog, you agree to follow and be bound by these Terms of Use, which govern your use of the Site. You may use this Site solely for personal, informational and noncommercial purposes.

Nothing contained in these Terms of Use is intended to modify or amend any other written agreement, if any, that may currently be in effect between you and Altegris with regard to matters other than your use of the Blog. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use this Blog.

Altegris may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use and availability of any portion of this Site at any time, without notice or liability. Your use of this Site may be monitored by Altegris and used for Altegris’ internal business purposes, without liability.  You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all equipment, services and other materials that you need to access this Site.


Changes to These Terms of Use Will be Posted on This Site

Altegris may periodically modify these Terms of Use, and any such modifications will be effective immediately upon posting. You are bound by such modifications and therefore, we suggest that you periodically check these Terms of Use for modifications.


Limited License to Use

Altegris grants you, and you accept, a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to view, store, bookmark, download, print, copy, post, and display content from this Blog solely for your personal, informational and noncommercial use or as expressly authorized by Altegris in writing; provided, however, that to the extent you copy, post or display the pages within this Site, you agree to (1) identify both Altegris and the Site as the source, (2) place such source attribution in proximity to the copied, posted or displayed pages, and (3) retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. Altegris reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use. Except as otherwise stated in these Terms of Use or as expressly authorized by Altegris in writing, you may not (or enable others to):

  1.  Modify, reproduce, publish, broadcast, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or exploit any reports, data, information, content, products, services or other materials  on, generated by or obtained from this Site, whether through links or otherwise;
  2.  Redeliver any page, text, or image on this Site using “framing” or other technology;
  3.  Engage in any conduct that could damage, disable or overburden (a) this Site, (b) any information or services provided through this Site, or (c) any systems, networks or servers related to this Site.
  4.  Modify, copy, obscure, remove or display the Altegris name, logo, trademarks, text, notices or images without Altegris’ express written permission. To obtain such permission, you may call us toll-free at (800) 828-5225.
  5. Include the term “Altegris,” or any Altegris trademark or executive’s name, or any variation of the foregoing, as a meta-tag, hidden textual element or any other indicator that creates an impression of affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement by Altegris.

You may not use this Site for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms of Use.  You agree not to use, transfer, distribute or dispose of any information available on this Website in any manner that could compete with the business of Altegris.

You are not permitted to decompose, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise deconstruct all or any portion of this Site. You may not use this Site in any manner that could damage or overburden Altegris’ server, or any network connected to any Altegris server.


Linking Conditions

You may not link to this Site unless you comply with these linking conditions (“Linking Conditions”). Altegris grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Site (“Link”), provided you comply at all times with the following conditions:

  1. The Link must resolve to the Site’s home page at http://www.altegrisblogs.com, or subsidiary page of this Site that is linked to the homepage, unaltered in any way;
  2. The text of the Link must read either “Altegris Blog,” “Outside The Boxes” Blog,” “Altegrisblogs.com,” or accurately describe the Site content to which you are linking. You may not use any Altegris logo or graphic, or any other Altegris trademark, as part of the Link without Altegris’ express written permission;
  3. The Link and surrounding context on the linking site must not: (a) falsely represent or misrepresent any relationship between the linking site and Altegris, including suggestions of affiliation, endorsement or sponsorship; (b) portray Altegris or its affiliates, or their products or services, in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive manner; or (c) deliver the content in a framed environment or alter the layout, content, look or feel of the Site; and
  4. You may not maintain numerous or pervasive Links to this Site.


Information and Content

The Blog and related content is for information, education, and noncommercial purposes only. Although Altegris may provide data, information, and content relating to investment approaches and opportunities to buy or sell securities you should not construe any such information or other content available through this Site as investment, legal or tax advice. In exchange for using any information on this Site, you agree not to hold Altegris or its third party information providers liable for any possible claim for damages arising from any decision you make based on the content made available to you through this Site. By providing access to other websites and contributors, neither Altegris nor any of its affiliates is recommending the purchase or sale of any securities, nor are they endorsing services provided by any website’s sponsoring organization.


Copyright and Trademark Notice

All materials on this Site, whether separate or compiled, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, audio clips, logos, buttons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, software, icons, html code and xml code, as well as all copyright, patent, trademark, and other rights therein, are owned or licensed by Altegris and its third party information providers, and are protected by United States and international intellectual property laws.

All trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Site are the exclusive property of their respective owners. All Altegris graphics, logos, page headers and service names are trademarks and service marks of Altegris.  Altegris’ trademarks and service marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not part of Altegris, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or investors, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Altegris. Nothing contained on this Site should be construed as granting any license or right in or to any trademarks or service marks of Altegris or any third party.


Limitations on International Use

Altegris does not represent that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in any location outside of the United States.  If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and agree to comply with all foreign and local rules with respect to your online conduct including all laws, rules, codes and regulations of the country in which you reside and the country from which you access this Site, including without limitation, all laws, rules, codes, regulations, decrees, acts, orders, directives, legislation, bills, and statutes pertaining to tax, contracts, intellectual property, securities, e-commerce, technology, computers, fraud and privacy.  In addition, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, codes and regulations regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States. including all laws, rules, codes and regulations of the countryin which you reside and the country from which you access this Site, including without limitation, In addition, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, codes and regulations regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States.


Third Party Content

Data and other materials appearing on this Site that are provided by third parties are believed by Altegris to be obtained from reliable sources, but Altegris cannot guarantee and is not responsible for their accuracy, timeliness, completeness or suitability for use. Altegris is not responsible for, and does not prepare, edit or endorse, the content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from any website owned or operated by a third party that is linked to this Site via hyperlink. The fact that Altegris has provided a link to a third party’s website does not constitute an implicit or explicit endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by Altegris with respect to such website, its owners, providers or services. You will use any such third party content at your own risk and you agree that Altegris is not liable for any loss or damage that you may suffer by using third party websites or any content, advertising, products or other materials in connection therewith.


Timeliness of Content

All content on this Site is presented only as of the date published or indicated, and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons. In addition, you are responsible for setting the cache settings on your browser to ensure you are receiving the most recent data.


No Investment Advice or Recommendations

The information and opinions presented on this Site are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as any advice, recommendation or endorsement from Altegris as to any legal, tax, investment or other matter.  This Site should not be considered a solicitation or offering for any investment product or service to any person in any jurisdiction where such solicitation or offer would be unlawful.  Your particular needs, investment objectives and financial situation were not taken into account in the preparation of this Site and the materials contained herein.  The fact that Altegris has made available to you through this Site, investment opinions and other information constitutes neither a recommendation that you enter into a particular transaction nor a representation that any financial instrument is suitable or appropriate for you.  You should consult a financial adviser or other professional before making any investment decision.  Altegris takes no responsibility for any loss or damage arising due to any decision relating to investments taken by you based on the reports and/or the data and/or information contained on this Site.

Opinions are Personal and Information May Not be Accurate or Timely
Any opinions expressed on this Site are current only as of the time made and are subject to change without notice. The views expressed by an author are their own as of the date of the post, and may change without notice to you.  These views do not necessarily represent the views of Altegris as a firm or of any other portfolio manager or employee of Altegris.


This Website May Use “Cookies” and Clear “.gifs”

When you visit this Site, our server may send a “cookie” to your computer.  Cookies are files that web browsers use to tell us whether customers and visitors have visited this Site previously.  Cookies alone do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser and customize your experience on this Site and help us to better understand how visitors use this Site.  Cookies do not collect or contain any personally identifiable information.

This Website also may use clear GIFS.  A clear GIF is similar in function to a cookie.  It is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier that is invisible on the page and much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Clear GIFS track online web movements of the users of this Site and assist Altegris in determining what content is effective. Clear GIFS are not tied to users’ personal information.


Warranty Disclaimers


Altegris Liability  is Limited

You bear all risk from any use or results of using any information on this Site. Under no circumstances will Altegris or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Site be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this Site, even if a Altegris authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Altegris also assumes no responsibility for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment on account of your use of this Site or your downloading of any materials from this Site.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Altegris, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or related to (1) your improper access to or use of this Site, (2) any violation by you of these Terms of Use, (3) any user content that you submit, upload, post,  transmit or otherwise make available to the Site, (4) any actual or alleged infringement or violation by you of the intellectual property or other proprietary right of any third party or (5) your inappropriate use of any of the content of this Site attributable.


Protecting Your Privacy and Security

Please review our Privacy Policy which can be found by clicking the link titled “Privacy” at the bottom of the Altegris.com home page.


The rights granted to you herein terminate immediately upon any violation by you of these Terms of Use. Altegris, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to temporarily or permanently terminate your access to and use of this Site at any time and for any reason whatsoever, without notice or liability. Altegris will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to or use of this Site.

Integration and Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severed from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. These Terms of Use represent the entire agreement between you and Altegris relating to the subject matter herein.

Laws of the State of California Govern These Terms of Use

Altegris controls and operates this Site from our offices within the State of California, U.S.A. By using this Site, you agree that the laws of the State of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Altegris arising from your use of this Site.  The courts of the State of California will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute that may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms of Use, and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.