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Subpoena Policy

InvestorsHub.com, Inc. ("iHub") will only release user account information pursuant to a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order. If you are seeking such identity or account information in connection with a civil legal matter you must serve iHub with a valid subpoena.

iHub accepts service of subpoenas that comply with applicable law. Subpoenas for member account information must be served to iHub's Registered Agent which is located in Tallahassee, Florida:

InvestorsHub.com, Inc.
c/o Corporation Service Company
1201 Hays Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

In addition to serving our registered agent, sending an electronic version of the subpoena and related documents by email to legal@investorshub.com will often result in a more timely response.

Subpoenas issued by Federal Regulatory and Law Enforcement Agencies

In most instances, iHub will comply with lawfully issued U.S. and state government subpoenas to the extent that they are not unduly burdensome or unreasonably invasive of our members' privacy. The subpoena should be narrow in scope and identify the specific account information requested, the member(s) alias (pseudonym) and sufficient information to identify the post(s) subject to the subpoena. The scope of the information sought should be defined narrowly and with specificity. We will not produce on subpoenas which include overly broad descriptions such as "all information," as doing so would typically be a violation of federal and state law. Please contact legal@investorshub.com for questions regarding appropriate framing of subpoena requests.

If the issuing officer does not wish the named member account(s) to be notified prior to production, the subpoena should specify that it is issued pursuant to a confidential or criminal investigation.

Subpoenas Issued In Other Matters

iHub will release user account information that may be sufficient to identify the InvestorsHub member only when the party seeking the information has filed a bona fide legal action that implicates the iHub member in some legal impropriety or wrongdoing and can show that the information requested is material to the underlying case. In other words, we don't produce user account information based on subpoenas engaged in "fishing expeditions." Persons seeking user account information must provide iHub with a copy of the complaint and supporting documentation to indicate how the iHub account holder is related to the pending litigation. The scope of the information sought should be defined narrowly and with specificity. We will not produce on subpoenas which include overly broad descriptions such as "all information," as doing so would typically be a violation of federal and state law.

Upon receipt of a subpoena and initial review of its legal sufficiency, iHub will attempt to notify the member(s) whose account information is being sought. Any subpoena must allow a minimum of twenty (20) days in order to allow named members the opportunity to move to quash the subpoena.

iHub will determine at its sole discretion the applicability of this policy to any particular subpoena. This policy does not create any enforceable legal rights, either for InvestorsHub.com members or for requesting parties.

Cost Reimbursement

To defer the cost to iHub of compliance, payment of the following minimum fees is required for all subpoena, court order and search warrant requests, except for child pornography or endangerment investigations. An estimate of fees will be provided prior to commencement of production. iHub reserves the right to require payment in advance of preparation of production materials.

Cost Item / Action
$50* Basic account information (per account)
$75* Basic account information - expedited handling (per account)
$125/hour* Development costs for custom applications required for extraordinary production requests, if any
$150/hour iHub legal counsel, if required
As incurred Courier charges, if any
* There is no charge for child pornography or endangerment investigations.

From 18 U.S.C. § 2706:

"...a governmental entity obtaining the contents of communications, records, or other information... shall pay to the person or entity assembling or providing such information a fee for reimbursement for such costs as are reasonably necessary and which have been directly incurred in searching for, assembling, reproducing, or otherwise providing such information. Such reimbursable costs shall include any costs due to necessary disruption of normal operations of any electronic communication service or remote computing service in which such information may be stored."

iHub may choose to waive fees for federal government issued subpoenas that do not require extraordinary costs for production.

Additional Information

Questions regarding subpoenas should be directed to legal@investorshub.com. Registered members can also send a private message to IH Admin with general questions.

FAQ: General Questions About iHub lists some common questions from iHub members regarding subpoenas.

Please refer to our Legal/Litigation Reference for general information regarding legal recourse pertaining to user and other third-party content found on the iHub website.