Terms of Use Agreement

For purposes of this Terms of Use Agreement and the Privacy Policy, the "Portal" refers to an electronic system operated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as an interface between the CFTC and various individuals and entities submitting information to the CFTC pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. §§ 1, et seq. The Portal provides authorized users secure access to various forms and related submission systems. To gain access, you must provide your CFTC authorized username and password. For questions about access, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question is not answered on the Frequently Asked Questions page, please contact TechSupport@cftc.gov.

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and the CFTC. By accessing, browsing, or using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Use of this site is at your sole risk. All materials, information, products, software, programs, and services are provided "as is," with no warranties or guarantees whatsoever. The CFTC expressly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all express, implied, statutory, and other warranties, guarantees, or representations, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary and intellectual property rights. Without limitation, the CFTC makes no warranty or guarantee that this website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.

You understand and agree that if you download or otherwise obtain materials, information, products, software, programs, or services by using this site, you do so at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages that may result, including loss of data or damage to your computer system.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will the CFTC be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages of any type whatsoever related to or arising from this web site or any use of this web site, or of any site or resource linked to, referenced, or accessed through this web site, or for the use or downloading of, or access to, any materials, information, products, or services, including, without limitation, loss of goodwill, any lost profits, business interruption, lost savings or loss of programs or other data or any other intangible loss, even if the CFTC is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. This exclusion and waiver of liability applies to all causes of action, whether based on contract, warranty, tort, or any other legal theories.

Exclusions and Limitations

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain damages. Accordingly, some of the above disclaimers and limitations of liability may not apply to you. To the extent that the CFTC may not disclaim any implied warranty or limits its liability, as a matter of applicable law, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of the CFTC's liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.


The CFTC uses software programs to monitor this website for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this website, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities. Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features; to use the system for other than intended purposes; to deny service to authorized users; to access, obtain, alter, damage, or to destroy information; or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation are prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, 18 U.S.C. § 1030, or other applicable criminal laws.

No Uploading Malicious Code

You are responsible for taking all precautions necessary to ensure that anything you obtain from or provide to the CFTC Portal is free of viruses, Trojan horses, worms, malware, and any other computer programming routines or engines that are designed to or reasonably likely to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data or information accessible through or on the Portal.

Reproduction of CFTC Content

Government information made available on the CFTC website is in the public domain. Public domain information may be freely distributed and copied, but it is requested that in any subsequent use the CFTC be given appropriate acknowledgement. When using the CFTC website, you may encounter documents, illustrations, photographs, or other information resources contributed or licensed by private individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in the copyright laws requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

CFTC Disclaimer of Endorsement

Any reference obtained through the Portal to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the CFTC or the United States Government of the product, process, or service, or its producer or provider. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of the CFTC staff, the Commission or the United States Government. The information included on this webpage is for informational purposes only.


This site may contain links to Federal and non-Federal websites if we think they may be useful to our visitors or necessary for the performance of agency functions. The CFTC does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on these sites. Be aware that the privacy protection provided to you on CFTC.gov may not be available at the external link.

Use of the CFTC Seal

The CFTC seal is intended for the official use of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission only. It is expressly excluded from use to imply endorsement of a commercial product or service. The CFTC seal may not be used by anyone outside of the CFTC.


The CFTC is committed to making the information it delivers via the Internet accessible to the widest possible audience, including those with disabilities. We make every attempt to ensure that our website meets or exceeds the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Except for the Home Page, all pages on our website that contain our standard navigation links include a skip navigation feature that allows those using a screen reader to skip over repetitive navigation links. Using this skipping technique allows users to move directly to the main content of the page.

All graphics on our site include alt tags that enable a screen reader to access a title or complete description of a graphic.

Many documents on the CFTC website are in HTML or plain text (ASCII) formats, which are usually accessible to screen-reading software. A large number of documents are in portable document format (PDF) and are displayed through Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader.

Reading PDF Format Files with a Screen Reader

PDF documents displayed through the Acrobat Reader may require additional steps to become accessible to screen readers. PDF documents found on this site may be accessible to some screen readers (except for some complex formatting such as graphics and some tables). We follow software developments related to PDF accessibility and will make all elements of PDF documents accessible to screen readers as soon as possible.

Modification of Terms & Severability

The CFTC reserves the right to modify this Terms of Use Agreement and any other policies governing the CFTC Portal at any time, without notice. Modifications may be posted here, and you are deemed to be aware of and bound by any changes. Should any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement be held to be void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal by a proper legal authority, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected.

Denial of Access At Any Time

CFTC reserves the right to terminate and block your access to the Portal at any time, in the CFTC’s sole discretion, with or without notice, and with or without any liability.

Account Management

  • CFTC Portal accounts expire after 13 months of inactivity. To prevent this from happening, log into your account at least once every 13 months. Expired accounts must be reactivated by CFTC and may take up to two business days.
  • CFTC Portal account users must change their passwords every 3 months.


If you have any questions about these terms of use, please contact CFTC staff at questions@cftc.gov.