Terms of Use

Introduction

By accessing this site or subscribing to Startup One Stop’s mailing list, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use in their entirety. Startup One Stop reserves the right to change these terms at any time and from time to time with or without notice. Your continued use of our list after a change constitutes agreement to the revised terms.

We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue the list with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or termination of the list.

In addition, Startup One Stop, in its sole discretion, may terminate your listing and remove and discard any content posted by you, for any reason, including, without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use. Any termination of your listing under any provision of the Terms of Use may be effected without prior notice.

If you have any questions about the Startup One Stop or these Terms of Use, please contact us.

Rules of Conduct

As with any community, there are rules governing behavior on our list. If you do not understand any of the rules of conduct and need clarification, contact us.

This is a closed group (for now). All list posts and participants are vetted by us. We came up with these rules to ensure the list works for everyone.

We’re here to help, trust, and support each other. As such you may want to make sure you follow the above rules. Any violations may result in your expulsion from the list. You will receive one (1) warning first.

  • It’s free to post, free to respond.
  • You’ll receive no more than one email a day, Monday through Friday.
  • Responses are not moderated; if you get an inappropriate or hostile response, let us know.
  • Make sure your responses to posts are appropriate and/or on target. No spamming. Period.
  • If you need to post anonymously, let us know. We’ll post for you and forward responses to you.
  • If anyone responds to your post inappropriately, let us know. YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT.
  • No harvesting email addresses for evil purposes or for sale to third party vendors. No impersonating other individuals.
  • You ARE allowed to forward post to friends who may be helpful. You are NOT permitted to post queries anywhere on the web.
  • Feel free to refer qualified friends and associates to join.
  • Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  • Use caution when posting messages concerning other individuals, products or services. Comments posted on the list are considered public and are subject to libel, slander, and other laws.
  • Always play nice, which sometimes includes sharing your toys – or knowledge – with others.
  • We reserve the right to delete or ban any content without warning or to modify these rules without warning.
  • If there are points we’ve forgotten, email us.

Links

This site may be linked to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, Startup One Stop.  Links to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this site or Startup One Stop.  Startup One Stop has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of those sites.  Links are to be accessed at the user’s own risk, and Startup One Stop makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these links or the sites linked to this site.  Further, the inclusion of any link to a third-party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by Startup One Stop of that site.

Your Submissions

Except as described herein, any communication which you post on the list is considered to be non-confidential. You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications that infringe or violate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or that are defamatory, or that violate any party’s privacy or publicity rights. You hereby grant to Startup One Stop the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non‑exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to Startup One Stop through this site (together, the “Submission”), and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.  Startup One Stop will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission in its business (including without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Startup One Stop operations.

Startup One Stop will treat any personal information that you submit through this site in accordance with its Privacy Statement.

Parental Permission

Startup One Stop does not intend that children will use the list. Some of the information available through the list may not be appropriate for children. USERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST OBTAIN PARENTAL PERMISSION TO USE THE LIST. Adults should not assist unauthorized children to access the list.

Links to Other Sites

THE LIST MAY ALSO CONTAIN ADVERTISEMENTS BY THIRD PARTIES.   These advertisements are not provided by Startup One Stop and Startup One Stop DOES NOT ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, WARRANT, OR RECOMMEND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED IN ADVERTISEMENTS.

Proprietary Information

The material and content accessible from this site, and any other web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by Startup One Stop (the “Content”) is the proprietary information of Startup One Stop or the party that provided the Content to Startup One Stop, and Startup One Stop or the party that provided the Content to Startup One Stop retains all right, title, and interest in the Content.  Accordingly, the Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of Startup One Stop, except that you may print out a copy of the Content solely for your personal use.  In doing so, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on any of the Content.  Modification or use of the Content except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use violates Startup One Stop’s intellectual property rights.  Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you by access to this site.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Startup One Stop, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, content providers, service providers, employees, agents, officers, directors, and contractors (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any breach of these Terms of Use by you, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use.  You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection therewith.  You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from this site.

Voluntary Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information on the List

Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (for example, user name, e-mail address) within an interactive area such as this list, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Startup One Stop and Startup One Stop makes no warranties about the discoverability of your identity by methods beyond our control.

Use of Cookies

Startup One Stop cannot control the use of cookies by advertisers or third party sites you visit using links from the list. Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You can set yours to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Startup One Stop has no control over the content displayed on such sites, nor over the measures, if any, that are taken by such sites to protect the privacy of your information.

Disclaimer of Warranty

YOUR USE OF THIS LIST IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY STARTUP ONE STOP IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND NEITHER STARTUP ONE STOP NOR ANY OF ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OF THE LIST OR INFORMATION FURNISHED BY THEM OR OUR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE, APPLICATION OR PURPOSE.

You understand that Startup One Stop cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties.  You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this site for the reconstruction of any lost data.  Startup One Stop does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.

Limitation of Liability

BY USING THE LIST YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT STARTUP ONE STOP, AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR CAUSES OF ACTION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE, AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE LIST OR ANY INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN FROM IT OR ANY OTHER INTERACTION WITH STARTUP ONE STOP. IN DOING SO, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE WAIVING VOLUNTARILY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY ANY LIABILITY OF STARTUP ONE STOP.

Security

Any passwords used for this site are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password (if any). Startup One Stop will be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that Startup One Stop considers insecure, Startup One Stop will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your listing.

You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or listings. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, Startup One Stop reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other sites in order to assist them in resolving security incidents. Startup One Stop reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use.

Startup One Stop reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Startup One Stop to disclose the identity of anyone posting any messages, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms of Use. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS STARTUP ONE STOP FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY STARTUP ONE STOP DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER STARTUP ONE STOP OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Termination or Restriction of Access

Startup One Stop reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to any or all of Startup One Stop’s websites and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

Trademarks

Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site are the property of Startup One Stop or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to Startup One Stop.  Startup One Stop and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to Startup One Stop retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of New York, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.  You specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in New York in connection with any dispute between you and Startup One Stop arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter hereof.  The parties to these Terms of Use each agree that the exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter of these Terms of Use will be in the state and federal courts in New York, New York.  If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on this site will govern the items to which they pertain.  Startup One Stop may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting.

YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROVISIONS, DISCLOSURES AND DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE, AND THAT YOUR AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THEM IS NOT THE RESULT OF FRAUD, DURESS OR UNDUE INFLUENCE EXERCISED UPON YOU BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY. STARTUP ONE STOP MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, PROMISES, WARRANTIES OR UNDERTAKINGS CONTRARY TO THOSE SET FORTH ABOVE.

Last updated: November 11, 2009.