Terms Of Use


Introduction

Welcome to RaiseMyStartup.We provide a platform through which the new and growing businesses and registered users can interact with each other for the purpose of evaluating a potential business relationship and through such platform, facilitate the validation of the business ideas provided by the businesses as well as effective and secure communication between such businesses and other users. We provide a platform where startups can meet sophisticated investors and prospective employees. Users of this website may open an account as a “Startup” (who are looking for advice and an introduction to potential investors), as an “Investor”. Significant regulatory considerations apply to the capital raising process, and this Agreement sets forth terms on which Startups interact with Investors through our platform.
Startups: If you are a Startup, you are welcome to upload information about your business plan, including information you consider confidential to RaiseMyStartup, and to designate which Investors may see that information. We will do our best to display information you have designated as “Confidential” only to users who have fit within the categories you have identified. We cannot, however, guarantee that users who see your confidential Information do not to distribute that information. We also cannot guarantee that there will never be a software bug or a hacker attack that allows unauthorized viewing of material or that user actually fit within the categories they have identified themselves under.
Investors: The only people who are authorized to create Investor accounts on the Site are investors with personal or professional experience assessing the long term business prospects of early stage companies. Investors must understand the risk of investing in early stage companies, including the high likelihood of loss and long period of illiquidity. In addition, if you are using the site as an Investor, you must be sophisticated enough to protect your own interests. In the course of participating as investment opportunities through the Site, you may receive Confidential Information. You will also want to select what kinds of Startups you would like an introduction to and what kinds of business plans you would like to see. We do not promise to make introductions to all Startups or show you all business plans that meet your criteria, nor can we promise that all Startups we introduce and business plans that we show you will actually satisfy your criteria, but we will try.
By using the RaiseMyStartup Platform, you agree to the Terms of Use contained in this document. RaiseMyStartup provides its service to the user of the RaiseMyStartup platform, subject to the following Terms of Service, which may be updated by RaiseMyStartup at any time without notice to the user. The user can review the most current version of the terms at any time. In addition, when using particular RaiseMyStartup services, the user of the RaiseMyStartup shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use. RaiseMyStartup also may offer other services from time to time, which may be governed by different Terms of Use. These Terms of Use do not apply to such other services.

Registration Obligations

In consideration of the user of the RaiseMyStartup using the Service, the user of the RaiseMyStartup agrees to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about the user of the RaiseMyStartup as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If the user of the RaiseMyStartup provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or RaiseMyStartup has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, RaiseMyStartup has the right to suspend or terminate the account of the user of the RaiseMyStartup and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).

License to Use

Subject to the terms of these Terms of Service, which constitute the agreement between RaiseMyStartup and you, the User, RaiseMyStartup grants to you a non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable license to use the RaiseMyStartup Platform. All right, title, and interest in and to the RaiseMyStartup Platform (excluding User Content) is and will remain the exclusive property of RaiseMyStartup and and/or its licensors.

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Limitations on Services

We use internally developed systems for providing You access to and facilitating Your use of the Platform. These systems may encounter technical or other limitations, and computer and communications hardware systems might experience interruptions. Further, we continually enhance and improve these systems in order to accommodate the level of use of the Platform. We may also add additional features and functionality to Platform that might result in the need to develop or license additional technologies. Increased utilization of the Platform or providing new features or functionality may cause unanticipated system disruptions, slower response times, degradation in levels of customer service, and delays in reporting accurate financial information. You agree that We shall not be liable to You or to any third party claiming through You, for any such failures contemplated herein.
RaiseMyStartup reserves the right to change or discontinue, either temporarily or permanently, any part of the RaiseMyStartup Platform or any or all of its services at any time and without prior notice. You agree that neither RaiseMyStartup nor any of its third party service providers will be liable for any damages, including lost business opportunities, should such discontinuance occur.

Data Accuracy

We may ask that any registration data you provide to RaiseMyStartup is true, current and complete. In the event any of this information changes, please update it on your personal profile page.

Passwords

During your registration you will set your account access login and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of this information and are responsible for any and all activities and postings that are made using your account. Please notify RaiseMyStartup immediately if you suspect that an unauthorized person has accessed your account. Should you misplace or forget your password, please click on the forgot password link.
If you continue to have problems, please contact us at support@raisemystartup.com.

Prohibited Activities

As a user of the RaiseMyStartup, you agree that you will not use the Platform for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Service. You shall act always in accordance with the law, custom and in good faith. You may not make any change or alteration to the RaiseMyStartup Platform or any RaiseMyStartup Content or services that may appear on the Platform and you may not impair in any way the integrity or operation of the RaiseMyStartup Platform. Without limiting the generality of any other provision of these Terms of Service, if you default negligently or wilfully in any of the obligations set forth in these Terms of Service, you shall be liable for all the losses and damages that this may cause to RaiseMyStartup, our affiliates, partners or licensors.
You agree not to use the Platform for any of the following purposes:
Modifying, publishing, transmitting, distributing, displaying, performing, participating in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works on, or in any way exploiting, any of the copyrighted material contained on the Website, in whole or in part, without Our prior written consent; or
Subleasing, leasing, selling, assigning, transferring, distributing, renting, permitting concurrent use of, or granting other rights in the content and any material and documentation provided on the Platform to any third party; or
Any personally identifiable information of another individual, without the prior consent of such individual.
Any material, non-public information about a company, without the proper authorization to do so.
Use the RaiseMyStartup Platform for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
Use the RaiseMyStartup Platform to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or to harvest or collect information about Users of the RaiseMyStartup Platform.
Any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability; that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; or that encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities or activities such as “hacking,” “cracking,” or “phreaking.
Any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or that may or is intended to damage, hijack, disable, interfere with, or disrupt the operation of, or monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment.
Any unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, promotional material, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme” or investment opportunity, or any other form of solicitation that is not expressly approved in writing by RaiseMyStartup in advance.
Impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation any representative of RaiseMyStartup or any other company; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the RaiseMyStartup Platform; or express or imply that RaiseMyStartup endorses any statement you make.
Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the RaiseMyStartup Platform or the servers or networks used to make the RaiseMyStartup Platform available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.
Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the RaiseMyStartup Platform.
Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, link to or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to, the RaiseMyStartup Platform.
Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the RaiseMyStartup Platform.
Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the RaiseMyStartup Platform or materials originating from the RaiseMyStartup Platform.
Frame or mirror any part of the RaiseMyStartup Platform.
Create a database by downloading and storing RaiseMyStartup Platform Content.

Privacy and Confidentiality

RaiseMyStartup values your privacy. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more about how we collect and use information about you via the Services. The Privacy Policy explains how RaiseMyStartup treats your confidential information and protects your privacy when you access RaiseMyStartup and use the Services.We may amend the Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion.

Compliance with Applicable Laws

You agree to use the RaiseMyStartup Platform only as provided for in these Terms of Service. You also agree not to use the RaiseMyStartup Platform in any way that is in conflict with the law in your jurisdiction. Further, you may not use the RaiseMyStartup Platform for the transmission of any information that is obscene, libelous, harassing, abusive, threatening, invasive of a User's privacy, or in violation of any other individual's intellectual property rights.

Modifications to Service

RaiseMyStartup reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. The user of the RaiseMyStartup agrees that RaiseMyStartup shall not be liable to the user of the RaiseMyStartup or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

International Use

The user of the RaiseMyStartup agrees to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, the user of the RaiseMyStartup agrees to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which the user resides.

Indemnification

The user of the RaiseMyStartup agrees to defend, indemnify and hold RaiseMyStartup, its shareholders, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, licensees, distributors and content providers, harmless from any claim or demand, from all damages, liabilities and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising from or related, directly or indirectly, to any misuse of the RaiseMyStartup Platform or breach of this Agreement by User.

Termination

RaiseMyStartup reserves the right to suspend or terminate these Terms of Service and/or any User’s access to the RaiseMyStartup Platform at any time and without notice in it sole discretion.

Disclaimer of Warranties

RaiseMyStartup does not endorse or act on behalf of any third party. In the event You engage the services of / interact with any third party, through the platform, RaiseMyStartup will not be liable to You for any act or omission by such third party in relation thereto.
The user of the RaiseMyStartup expressly understands and agrees that:
a) Its use of the Service is at its sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. RaiseMyStartup expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
b) RaiseMyStartup makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet the requirements of the user of the RaiseMyStartup platform, (ii) the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by the user of the RaiseMyStartup platform through the service will meet its expectations, and (v) any errors in the Software will be corrected.
c) Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Service is done at the sole discretion and risk of the user of the RaiseMyStartup and that it will be solely responsible for any damage to its computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
d) No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by the user of the RaiseMyStartup from RaiseMyStartup or through or from the Service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Terms of Use.
e) It waives any claims it now has, or in the future may have, which gives or provides the user of the RaiseMyStartup with any cause of action whatsoever.
RaiseMyStartup shall have no liability for any losses, direct or indirect, in contract, tort, or otherwise, incurred in connection with the RaiseMyStartup content on the Website, including but not limited to loss of revenue or profit or any other commercial or economic loss or for any decision made or action taken by any third party in reliance upon the RaiseMyStartup content.

Refunds

Customer initiated refunds are subject to conditions. In case of event cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to retain costs of arranging the event.

General

User acknowledges that user has read this agreement, understands it, and agrees to be bound by its terms and conditions. user further agrees that it is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between user and RaiseMyStartup which supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, written or oral, and any other communication between user and RaiseMyStartup relating to the subject matter of this terms of service.
Should you have any questions concerning these Terms of Service, please contact us at support@raisemystartup.com.