Date of Last Revision: July, 10 2014
Startup Network, S.r.l. ("Startup Network," "we," "us," "our") provides its services (described below) to you through its websites located at http://www.startup-network.org (collectively, the "Site") and through its related mobile applications and services (collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Site, the "Services"), subject to the following Terms of Service (as amended from time to time, the "Terms of Service"). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time without further notice. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Service so you are aware of any revision to which you are bound. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Service on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Service, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Services. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to these Terms of Service and to review such changes.
Startup Network - The Startup Network Service is designed to analyse data from your activities on social networking sites and services, to measure characteristics of your network. Startup Network does not analyse your non-public data unless you give us explicit permission to do so (such as when you log into the Service using Facebook or Twitter).
We reserve the right at any time, with or without notice to you, to (a) modify our algorithms, and (b) modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof). You acknowledge that such modifications to our algorithms and the Services may result in changes to your Startup Network Score and other Startup Network Data. You agree that Startup Network will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification of our algorithms or Startup Network Data, or any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Startup Network of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you log out from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Services. Startup Network will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
You acknowledge that Startup Network may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum period of time that Startup Network Scores, data or other content will be retained by the Services and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on Startup Network's servers on your behalf. You agree that Startup Network has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or uploaded by the Services. You acknowledge that Startup Network reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Startup Network reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
You are solely responsible for all video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials ("content") that you upload, share, post, publish, display or otherwise transmit (hereinafter, "transmit") or email or otherwise use via the Services. The following are examples of the kind of content and/or use that is illegal or prohibited by Startup Network. Startup Network reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Startup Network's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending content from the Services, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities. You agree to not use the Services to:
To the extent the Services or any portion thereof is made available for any fee, you may be required to select a payment plan and provide Startup Network information regarding your credit card or other payment instrument. You represent and warrant to Startup Network that such information is true and that you are authorized to use the payment instrument. We reserve the right to change Startup Network's prices at any time.
Software (defined below) available in connection with the Services and the transmission of applicable data, if any, is subject to Italian export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of Italian export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding your use of the Services, including as it concerns online conduct and acceptable content.
Unless otherwise expressly authorized by Startup Network or within the Services, you agree not to display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer or upload for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Services, use of the Services or access to the Services. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by Startup Network, the Services are for your personal use.
The Services include certain services that are available via a mobile device, including (i) the ability to browse the Services and the Site from a mobile device and (ii) the ability to access certain features through an application downloaded and installed on a mobile device (collectively, the "Mobile Services"). To the extent you access the Services through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier's standard charges, data rates and other fees may apply. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier, and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices. By using the Mobile Services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding Startup Network and other entities by notifications, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services may be communicated to us.
You acknowledge and agree that the Services may contain content ("Service Content") that is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Startup Network, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Services. In connection with your use of the Services you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. If you are blocked by Startup Network from accessing the Services (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any use of the Services or the Service Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Services or distributed in connection therewith (for example, mobile applications, badges and other widgets) is the property of Startup Network, our affiliates and our partners (the "Software"). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Startup Network.
The STARTUP NETWORK name and logos are trademarks and service marks of Startup Network (collectively the "Startup Network Trademarks"). Other Startup Network, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to Startup Network. Nothing in this Terms of Service or the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of Startup Network Trademarks displayed on the Services, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Startup Network Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.
Under no circumstances will Startup Network be liable in any way for any content uploaded by third parties or at the direction of users, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content uploaded or emailed via the Services. You acknowledge that Startup Network may not pre-screen content, but that Startup Network and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, Startup Network and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Services or is deemed by Startup Network, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.
You are solely responsible for the content and other materials you upload through the Services or share with other users or recipients (collectively, "User Content"). You will not upload any content that you did not create or that you do not own all right, title and interest in and to, including, without limitation, all copyright and rights of publicity contained therein. By uploading any User Content you hereby grant and will grant Startup Network and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, upload, perform, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation of the Services or the promotion, advertising or marketing thereof, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed. You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Services ("Submissions"), provided by you to Startup Network are non-confidential and Startup Network will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You acknowledge and agree that Startup Network may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Startup Network, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. In addition, Startup Network will have the sole right to remove any content from the Services that it believes in its sole discretion is in violation of this Terms of Service or is otherwise inappropriate in any way.
Startup Network respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify Startup Network of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
Startup Network will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to Startup Network's Copyright Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: "DMCA Takedown Request"). You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at:
Startup Network, S.r.l.
Attn: Copyright Complaints
2 P.zza Trento,
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Startup Network will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Startup Network has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Startup Network's sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Startup Network may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Startup Network offers Software applications that are intended to be operated in connection with products made commercially available by Apple Inc. ("Apple"), among other platforms. With respect to Software that is made available for your use in connection with an Apple-branded product (such Software, "Apple-Enabled Software"), in addition to the other terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Services, the following terms and conditions apply:
Startup Network and you acknowledge that these Terms of Service are concluded between Startup Network and you only, and not with Apple, and that as between Startup Network and Apple, Startup Network, not Apple, is solely responsible for the Apple-Enabled Software and the content thereof.
You may not use the Apple-Enabled Software in any manner that is in violation of or inconsistent with the Usage Rules set forth for Apple-Enabled Software in, or otherwise be in conflict with, the App Store Terms of Service.
Your license to use the Apple-Enabled Software is limited to a non-transferable license to use the Apple-Enabled Software on an iOS Product that you own or control, as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service.
Apple has no obligation whatsoever to provide any maintenance or support services with respect to the Apple-Enabled Software.
Apple is not responsible for any product warranties, whether express or implied by law. In the event of any failure of the Apple-Enabled Software to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the Apple-Enabled Software to you, if any; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Apple-Enabled Software, or any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty, which will be Startup Network's sole responsibility, to the extent it cannot be disclaimed under applicable law.
Startup Network and you acknowledge that Startup Network, not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims of you or any third party relating to the Apple-Enabled Software or your possession and/or use of that Apple-Enabled Software, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Apple-Enabled Software fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
In the event of any third party claim that the Apple-Enabled Software or the end-user's possession and use of that Apple-Enabled Software infringes that third party's intellectual property rights, as between Startup Network and Apple, Startup Network, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim.
You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a "terrorist supporting" country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Apple-Enabled Software, they should be directed to Startup Network as follows:
Startup Network, S.r.l.
2 P.zza Trento,
Startup Network and you acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple's subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service with respect to the Apple-Enable Software, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Service against you with respect to the Apple-Enable Software as a third party beneficiary thereof.
You agree to release, indemnify and hold Startup Network and its affiliates and their officers, employees, directors and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of the Services, any User Content, your connection to the Services, your violation of these Terms of Services or your violation of any rights of another.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. STARTUP NETWORK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
STARTUP NETWORK MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT STARTUP NETWORK WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF STARTUP NETWORK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL STARTUP NETWORK'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID STARTUP NETWORK IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
You agree that Startup Network, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof) or use of the Services and remove and discard your Startup Network Score or any messages or other content within the Services, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Startup Network believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of the Services may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Startup Network may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services under any provision of this Terms of Services may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Startup Network may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Services. Further, you agree that Startup Network will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services.
You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Services, and Startup Network will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto. Startup Network reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other user of the Services.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Startup Network and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Startup Network with respect to the Services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or third party services, third party content or third party software (including without limitation Social Media Services).
Please contact us at email@example.com or Startup Network, S.r.l., 2 P.zza Trento Catania 95128 to report any violations of these Terms of Service or to pose any questions regarding this Terms of Service or the Services.