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Inside Startups General Terms of Use

Welcome to the insidestartups.org website (“Site” or “Service”), which is operated by Inside Startups LLC (“Inside Startups,” “we” or “us”). By accessing or using this Site, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Agreement”), whether or not you are a registered member of the Service. We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify these Terms of Use, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS.

Eligibility

Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. This Site is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older, and users of the Site under eighteen (18) who are currently in high school or college. Any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone under 13, or by anyone who is under 18 and not in high school or college, is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Use. By accessing or using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 13 or older and in high school or college, or else that you are 18 or older, and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Registration Data

If you create or add to a Inside Startups profile, you agree to (a) provide accurate, and current information when submitting people and company data and media files to the service; (b) maintain the security of your password and identification if you have one; (c) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

Any contributions to Inside Startups are subject to the following terms: By uploading data and media files to Inside Startups, you grant permission to Inside Startups and other sites to access under the conditions of Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) and that third parties will provide attribution by linking to Inside Startups.

You should not upload media files that cannot be offered under CC-BY or another compatible license.

Any time you assign a free license such as CC-BY to a Media File you agree that when third parties reuse this file, they should again provide attribution by linking back to Inside Startups.

User Content

Inside Startups is a directory service that benefits from registered users and staff submitting people and company data and media files. This information may be inaccurate or out-of-date and users may make mistakes when submitting the information. Inside Startups assumes no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the information that is provided by Inside Startups and use of such information is at your own risk.

Inside Startups shall not be responsible for any failure to remove, or delay in removing, harmful, inaccurate, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable content within the Inside Startups Content originating with or otherwise provided by third parties.

Data and media files are continually amended and updated in the Service by multiple contributors to keep the service up-to-date. Inside Startups has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store or display any content that is contributed to the Content, Site, or Service.

Republishing

You may copy, modify and redistribute Content in accordance with the guidelines posted on the Site or Service provided that you comply with the licenses that are presented with such Content.

User Conduct

You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through a Inside Startups entry or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on or through the Site will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.

In addition, you agree not to:

Copyright Infringement

Inside Startups has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Site. We have adopted a policy that provides for the immediate suspension and/or termination of any Site user who is found to have infringed on the rights of Inside Startups or of a third party, or otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations. Our policy is to investigate any allegations of copyright infringement brought to our attention. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want Inside Startups to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide Inside Startups with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to Inside Startups’s designated agent at:

hello@insidestartups.org

Links to Third Party Sites

The Site contains (or you may be sent through the Site) links to other web sites (“Third Party Sites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the “Third Party Site Content”). We do not control or monitor such Third Party Sites or Third Party Site Content, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites or Third Party Site Content accessed through the Site. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Site Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third Party Sites, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern.

Proprietary Rights

Inside Startups, its licensors, and its content providers (including users who contribute to the site) own all right, title and interest in and to the Content created on this Site and Service. This Site and Service are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly permitted in the Terms of Service, you may not reproduce, modify or prepare derivative works based on, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use this Site or the Service, or any portion thereof.

Relationship of the parties

You and Inside Startups are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales relationship, or employment relationship between us. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf.

Termination

Inside Startups may terminate your membership, delete your Inside Startups entry and any content or information that you have posted on the Site and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Site for any reason, or no reason, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

Privacy Policy

Company respects your privacy. A complete statement of Company’s current privacy policy can be found at: http://www.Inside Startups.com/help/privacy-policy. Inside Startups’s privacy policy is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

Disclaimer

INSIDE STARTUPS HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. INSIDE STARTUPS IS MAKING THE SITE AVAILABLE “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. INSIDE STARTUPS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

Limitation on Liability

INSIDE STARTUPS’S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL INSIDE STARTUPS OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY INSIDE STARTUPS. This limitation shall apply regardless of whether the damages arise out of breach of contract, tort, or any other legal theory or form of action.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Inside Startups, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives from any and all third party claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising from your access to or use of the Site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We will notify you promptly of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand, and will provide you with reasonable assistance, at your expense, in defending any such claim, loss, liability, damage, or cost.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in San Mateo County, California, USA in all disputes arising out of or related to the use of the Site.

Severability; Waiver

If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in this Agreement to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. No waiver of any breach of any provision of this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.

Change of Control

In the event of a change of control of Inside Startups or the sale of substantially all of Inside Startups’s assets, all rights of Inside Startups hereunder shall be transferable without notice to you.

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Inside Startups regarding the use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and Inside Startups relating to your use of the Site.

Contact us by email:

hello@insidestartups.org

Trademarks

The Inside Startups mark and other Inside Startups graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Company in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Copyright.

Except for User Content or Third Party Site Content, all contents of the Site are: Copyright © 2012 Inside Startups, 584 10th Street, Brooklyn NY 11215. All rights reserved.