Welcome to our website at www.investovc.com ("Website"). Please read the following terms and conditions. They govern your use of this website and its associated services including but not limited to, email newsletter, founders tools, funding and intros forms and any other materials and information available on or through this Website (together, the "Materials"). By using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these Terms and to be bound thereby.
About this Website
This Website is maintained and operated by Investo LLC ("Investo"), which provides administrative and other services to various Investo entities. In accordance with industry custom, this Website occasionally uses terminology that may be interpreted to suggest that our firm is actually a single entity. However, there is no such single entity and all of the entities that comprise our firm have their own separate legal existence.
Except for certain Materials provided through a password protected area on this Website (see below), ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," MAY NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. In particular, except to the extent that Materials provided through a password protected area on this Website are subject to different rules, we make no representations or warranties with regard to the Materials' accuracy, completeness, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. You should be aware that a significant portion of the Materials include or consist of information that has been provided by third parties and has not been validated or verified by us. In connection with our investment activities, we often become subject to a variety of confidentiality obligations to funds, investors, portfolio companies and other third parties. Any statements we make may be affected by those confidentiality obligations, with the result that we may be prohibited from making full disclosures. Without limitation on the effect of other warnings and disclaimers set forth in these Terms, you should interpret any statements we make (on this Website or otherwise) in that context. Please ensure that your own computer security is comprehensive and up to date. We accept no responsibility for viruses, malware or other malicious or damaging software contained in the Materials or otherwise.
Password Protected Areas
Certain Materials may be made available through a password protected area on this Website. Each password is intended to be confidential and used only by the individual or entity to whom it is issued. Do not disclose your password to any unauthorized person. If you access Materials through a password protected area, please note that the written agreements between you and the applicable Investo entities, as well as any provisions set forth in those Materials, govern the parties' respective rights and obligations with regard to those Materials. In particular, Materials provided through a password protected area generally are confidential and subject to limitations on disclosure and use, and Investo individuals and entities generally have limited liability with respect to the accuracy and completeness of such Materials.
No Offer, Solicitation or Advice
Except to the extent expressly set forth in Materials provided through a password protected area on this Website, or as otherwise specified by an Investo entity in writing, nothing on this Website is intended to constitute (i) an offer, or solicitation of an offer, to purchase or sell any security, other asset or service, (ii) investment advice or an offer to provide such advice, or (iii) a basis for making any investment decision. Except as expressly stated by an Investo entity in writing, neither this Website nor any of the Materials make any effort to present a comprehensive or balanced description of Investo or its investment activities.
Restrictions on Use; No License
We reserve all rights with respect to the design and content of this Website. In particular, you must not misappropriate the design or content of this Website and you must not alter or deface such design or content in any way. Nothing on this Website grants any license with respect to such design or content, except that you may download and use Materials solely for your own personal information.
Ownership of Trademarks, Etc.
All text, photos, graphics, logos, content and other Materials on this Website are protected by United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. In particular, all trademarks, trade names and logos displayed on this Website are proprietary to Investo, its affiliates or their respective owners (startups or individuals), and this Website grants no license to them. Investo (R) and the GREEN TRIANGLES logo are among our registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries.
Limitation of Liability
Except as specifically agreed by a Investo entity in writing, NO INVESTO INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY BASED UPON YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE UPON, THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS. Some jurisdictions limit our ability to disclaim liability. With regard to those jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law. To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances and regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or otherwise, will Investo or its affiliates be liable to you or any other person for (i) any amount in excess of $100 or (ii) any consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or exemplary damages, regardless of whether Investo or its affiliates have been apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring. To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold Investo, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to (a) your use of the website or its affiliated services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these terms.
Modification of these Terms
We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Website after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.
This Website is operated and controlled by Investo LLC in the United States of America. If it is illegal or prohibited in your country of origin to access or use this Website, then you should not do so. Those who choose to access this Website outside the United States of America access it on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local laws and regulations. These Terms, and any disputes relating to these Terms or your use of this Website or the Materials, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Except as otherwise agreed in writing by the applicable Investo entities, any disputes relating to these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California. These Terms set forth the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements relating to such subject matter. All Investo individuals and entities are intended third-party beneficiaries of these Terms. Our rights under these Terms may be waived by us only in writing. These Terms are binding on you as well as your successors and permitted assigns. In the event any provision of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and replaced with a valid and enforceable provision as similar in intent as reasonably possible to the provision so severed, and shall not cause the invalidity or unenforceability of the remainder of these Terms.
Information we collect
We may collect and store any personal information that you knowingly provide to us, as well as information that we automatically receive from your browser or device or information that is publicly available on other sites related, but not limited to, startups, entrepreneurship, technology databases, blogs or websites of any kind. We also collect all the information provided to us at events, pitching contests, demo days or in person meetings,interviews or virtual meetings (through products like Skype, Hangout or similar tools) we may have with you at some point. We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so, unless you inform us that you do not want to receive communications from us. We do not rent or sell your personal information to anyone. We may share the personally identifiable information you provide us with third parties, but only as necessary to provide this website and our associated services. In addition, we may share information to third parties on a non-personal or aggregated basis such that any individual would not be able to be identified.
Submissions to Investo
Due to the large number of business plan ideas and related materials that we review, and the similarity of many such plans and materials, we cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure any confidential or proprietary information or other materials in the absence of our express written agreement to do so. We cannot agree either to obligations of confidentiality, non-use or non-disclosure with regard to any information or materials submitted or provided to or otherwise shared with us. Any plans, information and other materials you submit in connection with this Website may be used or disclosed by us for any purpose and in any manner, as we determine in our sole discretion. By submitting information or materials to Investo, you or anyone acting on your behalf, agree that any such information or materials will not be considered confidential or proprietary, and that Investo is free to use it without condition. In no event will Investo be limited in, or restricted from, the pursuit of any opportunities, either alone or with third parties. Please consider this carefully before sending us any information or other materials that you deem confidential or proprietary.
This Website may link to or integrate with other websites operated or content provided by third parties, and such other websites may link to this website. Investo has no control over any such other websites or their content and will have no liability arising out of or related to such websites or their content. The existence of any such link does not constitute an endorsement of such websites, the content of the websites or the operators of the websites. Investo is providing these links to you only as a convenience. You release and hold Investo harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.
Effective Date: October 16, 2016
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