Last Updated: May 13th, 2017
License to Use the Website
Except for this license granted to you, we retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Website, including all related intellectual property rights. The Service is protected by applicable intellectual property laws, including United States copyright law and international treaties.
Access to the Website; Modifications to the Website
We do not provide you with the equipment to access the Service. You are responsible for all fees charged by third parties to access the Service (e.g., charges by internet service providers).
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or a part of the Service without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.
We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post, or remove any posting (including private messages) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to the Website at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.
You must be 13 or older to register as a user or to use the Service.
You must comply with all applicable laws, including U.S. export control laws, when using the Website. Except as may be expressly permitted by applicable law or authorized by us in writing, you will not, and will not permit anyone else to: (a) store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any of the information; audio, visual, and audiovisual works; or other content made available on the Website (“Website Content”) or compile or collect any Website Content as part of a database or other work; (b) use any automated tool (e.g., robots, spiders) to use the Website or store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any Website Content; (c) rent, lease, or sublicense your access to the Website to another person; (d) use the Website or Website Content for any purpose except for your own personal use; (e) circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features of the Website; (f) use the Website in a manner that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of the Website; or (g) remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary notices (including copyright notices) on any portion of the Website or Website Content.
Linking to This Website
If you link to this Website, you are permitted to link only to the home page: http://startup253.com. Deep linking to internal parts of this Website, framing of this Website as part of other websites, and in-line linking or any other manner of incorporating parts of this website as part of another website is not permitted without the prior written consent of Startup253.
Links and Third Party Content
The Website may contain links to third party products, services, and websites. We exercise no control over the third-party products, services, and websites and we are not responsible for their performance, do not endorse them, and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, or other materials available through the third-party products, services, and websites. We are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused to you by your use of or reliance on any goods or services available through the third-party products, services, and websites.
Password Restricted Areas of the Website
Certain areas of the Website may be password restricted to registered users (“Password-Protected Areas”). If you have registered as an authorized user to gain access to these Password-Protected Areas, you agree that you are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and agree to immediately notify Startup253 if the password is lost, stolen, disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or otherwise may have been compromised. You agree that you are entirely responsible for all activities that occur under your account, whether you are the individual who undertakes such activities.
The Service allows you and other third parties to post information to the Website, including event information and comments. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties on the Website are those of the respective authors or producers and not of Startup253, or its members, directors, officers, or employees.
Startup253 does not control the content posted by third parties via the Website and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Startup253, its members, directors, officers, directors, or employees be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available.
You agree that Startup253 is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any communication you may send to us (each, a “Submission”), including, without limitation, responses to questionnaires, your registration for events, or through postings to the Website without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the Website and our products and services. Furthermore, by posting any Submission on the Website, submitting information to us, or in responding to questionnaires, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide license and right to display, use, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute and create derivative works of the Submission or information submitted in any media, software, or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. By posting or providing a Submission or information, you represent and warrant that: (i) you own all right title and interest in your Submissions or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth herein, and (ii) the posting of your Submissions on or through the Service does not (and will not) violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay all royalties, license fees and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Submission posted by you on or through the Service.
You are solely responsible for any content and other material that you submit, publish or display on the Website or transmit to other members and/or other Service users.
You will not use the Service to: (a) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any Submission that contains personally identifying information (such as actual names, phone numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses and URL), unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) harm Startup253 or third parties in any way; (c) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any Submission that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (e) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Submission that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any party; (f) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other forms of solicitation; (g) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (h) interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website; (i) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation; (j) “stalk” or otherwise harass another; (k) write comments that in any way refer to persons under 18 years of age; or (l) collect or store personal data about other users.
If you see content on the Website that violates these use restrictions, please contact STARTUP253 at email@example.com.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE, WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. STARTUPSEATTLE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THE WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT, AND YOU RELY ON THE SERVICE, WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIAL THROUGH THE WEBSITE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM STARTUPSEATTLE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. SOME STATES MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Limitation of Liability
STARTUP253 WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF STARTUPSEATTLE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STARTUPSEATTLE’S TOTAL LIABILITY OF ALL KINDS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, WEBSITE OR WEBSITE CONTENT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTY CLAIMS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORUM AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY ACTION OR CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10). BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide Startup253’s copyright agent, in writing, the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) identification of the URL or other specific location on the Website where the material that you claim is infringing is located; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Startup253’s agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this site can be reached using the contact information below.
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