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
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
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
Modification of Terms & Severability
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
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
- 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.