Startup Genome Terms of Service

  1. Terms of Service

    Welcome to Startup Genome and http://startupgenome.co (the "Website"). Startup Genome is a non-profit organization devoted to helping people better understanding entrepreneurship and startup communities. Our mission is to build and maintain the most relevant, high-integrity database of startup companies and entrepreneurs in the world, help cities, countries and organizations measure growth and impact, execute research in cooperation with our partners, and share the data openly so that anyone can use it to build useful tools for entrepreneurs."

    Curators are appointed at the city, state or country level and are given the ability to add, delete and change entries in order to make the data in their city more useful and accurate.

    By using Startup Genome you agree to abide by the Terms of Service (the "Terms") set forth below. We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time without notice to you. Any change we make to these terms will be effective immediately and your continued use of the Website indicates your acceptance of the revised Terms.

  2. Summary

    Let's keep this simple. You can use our Website if you agree to use Startup Genome responsibly and to hold us harmless against any damage that may happen to you or us as a result of your use of Startup Genome. We also expect you to follow our User Conduct rules -which basically say you won't post hateful things on our site or use the information for illegal acts, including copyright violations. If you think your rights have been violated by something that someone posted on Startup Genome, let us know ( contact@startupgenome.com ) and we'll look into the matter quickly.

    We do our best to keep the data on the Website up-to-date, accurate, and free, but we cannot guarantee that everything on the Website is accurate at all times. For more information on the website and your rights and obligations as a user, please keep reading these Terms.

  3. Eligibility

    This site is intended for people who are 13 years of age or older. Any registration by, use of or access to Startup Genome by anyone under 13 is unauthorized and in violation of these Terms. By accessing or using Startup Genome, you warrant that you are 13 or older.

  4. Curators

    If you are selected to be a Curator of Startup Genome, you agree to:

    1. provide accurate and current information when adding, deleting, or changing data and
    2. not give your account password to anyone unless approved by Startup Genome.

    You also agree not to post through the Website any content which is false, defamatory, infringes upon another party's intellectual property, or is otherwise illegal. By posting content on the Website, you warrant and represent that you have the right to post such information and that such information is truthful and accurate.

    By posting content to Startup Genome, you grant, and warrant and represent that you have the right to grant, Startup Genome a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive, assignable, sublicensable, transferable license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such content for any purpose and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such content. You assume all risks associated with your posted content on the Website, including anyone's reliance on its quality or reliability.

  5. Data Accuracy

    The information on Startup Genome has been added by staff and volunteer curators. It's possible that some information will be inaccurate or out-of-date as our curators may make mistakes when submitting information. Although we will try our best to assure the accuracy of the information on Startup Genome, we cannot guarantee that all information will be 100% accurate; therefore, the use of such information is at your own risk.

    Startup Genome shall not be responsible for the failure to remove, or delay in removing, any harmful, inaccurate, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content on our site that was provided by our curators or other third parties. Further, we have no responsibility to display or store data that has been given to us. We reserve the right to change, remove, or not remove content on Startup Genome at any time.

  6. License and Republishing

    Startup Genome grants to you a non-exclusive and non-transferable limited license to republish the publicly posted data (the "Data") contained on the Startup Genome Website. The Data is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which is incorporated into these Terms by this reference. You may copy, modify and redistribute content from Startup Genome for any lawful use in accordance with that license. If you display or distribute any data from Startup Genome, you are required to provide attribution that is plainly visible to all users of that data. Attribution gives everyone in the community the opportunity to correct errors and keep the data up to date. Data in Startup Genome is often sourced from our partners. If you are displaying or distributing any data in our dataset that itself was sourced from one of our partners, you are required to provide attribution to our partners as well. Attribution guidelines for CrunchBase can be found at info.crunchbase.com/docs/terms-of-service. Attribution guidelines for Angel List can be found at angel.co/terms. Contact us at contact@startupgenome.com for special republishing or license requests.

    You may also embed the maps contained on the Website using the Startup Genome embedded map function as long as you attribute the map to Startup Genome. For more information about using or customizing the embedded maps, please contact us at contact@startupgenome.com.

    Except for the Data and maps licensed under this Section, Startup Genome expressly reserves all right, title, and interest in and to the Website and the Website's content, including any copyright, patent, or trademark or other intellectual property right, or federal or state right, pertaining thereto. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not reproduce, modify or prepare derivative works based on, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use Startup Genome, or any portion thereof.

  7. User Conduct Rules

    By using Startup Genome, you agree not to:

    • submit any data that will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary right;

    • submit any data that is harmful, threatening, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, hateful, libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful;

    • use Startup Genome to harvest email addresses or other contact information for the purposes of unsolicited communications;

    • use Startup Genome in a way that could damage, disable, or impair it;

    • impersonate any person or entity, or misrepresent yourself in any way;

    • upload "spam";

    • upload any private information such as Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;

    • upload viruses or any code, files or programs designed to damage or destroy;

    • intimidate or harass another;

    • use another's account without authorization from Startup Genome; or

    • post anything that exploits children or minors or that depicts cruelty to animals.

  8. Copyright Infringement; Digital Millennium Copyright Act

    Startup Genome has in place procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement. We have adopted a policy that provides for the immediate suspension and/or termination of any account owned by a user who is found to have infringed on the rights of Startup Genome 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.

    Anyone who believes that their work has been reproduced on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may notify Startup Genome's copyright agent in accordance with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), by providing the following information:

    1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
    2. Identification of the material that you claim is infringing and needs to be removed, including a description of where it is located on the Website so that the copyright agent can locate it;
    3. Your address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address, so that the copyright agent may contact you about your complaint; and
    4. A signed statement that the above information is accurate; that you have a good faith belief that the identified use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf in this situation.

    Notifications of claimed infringement should be forwarded to:

    Troy F. Meyerson

    500 Energy Plaza

    409 S. 17th Street

    Omaha, NE 68102

    If you give notice of copyright infringement by text e-mail, Startup Genome's copyright agent may begin investigating the alleged copyright infringement; however, we must receive your signed statement by mail or as an attachment to your e-mail before we are required to take any action.

    Startup Genome reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate accounts for users that are deemed to be repeat copyright infringers.

  9. Links to Third Party Sites

    Startup Genome contains 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.

  10. Relationship of the Parties

    You and Startup Genome 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.

  11. Termination

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

  12. Privacy Policy

    We respect your privacy. The Website is governed by the Startup Genome Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these Terms by this reference. Please read the Privacy Policy before accessing the Website or providing any personal information through the Website or its services.

  13. Disclaimer

    STARTUP GENOME HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. STARTUP GENOME 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. STARTUP GENOME DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

    Startup Genome expressly disclaims any representation or warranty relating to any products, services, or companies displayed, described, advertised, reviewed, recommended, linked to, or pictured on the Website. Startup Genome does not endorse any such products, services, or companies and does not warrant that any such products, services, or companies are available, will meet the user's needs, are appropriate for any particular use, or are of any certain quality. Likewise, Startup Genome does not guarantee that any product, service, or company descriptions, reviews, portrayals, specifications, or the like are accurate. Under no circumstances will Startup Genome be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from any person's reliance on any such product, service, or company descriptions, reviews, or specifications contained on the Website.

  14. Limitation on Liability

    STARTUP GENOME'S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL STARTUP GENOME 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 STARTUP GENOME. 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.

  15. Indemnity

    You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Startup Genome, 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 Startup Genome, your violation of these Terms, 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 of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand, and may provide you with reasonable assistance, at your expense, in defending any such claim, loss, liability, damage, or cost.

  16. Governing Law

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

  17. Severability; Waiver

    If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in these Terms 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 these Terms 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.

  18. Change of Control

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

  19. Contact

    Contact Us:

    contact@startupgenome.com

    Startup Genome

    1026 S 38th Ave

    Omaha, NE 68105