The Startup Guide Terms of Service
Last Updated: January 18, 2016
TERMS OF SERVICE
Before using any of The Startup Guide services, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms. You may only create an account after reading and accepting these terms. THE LEGAL AGREEMENTS SET OUT BELOW GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THE STARTUP GUIDE SERVICES (“SERVICES”). BY USING THE STARTUP GUIDE SERVICES YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS, AS SUCH MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME AT THE STARTUP GUIDE’S ABSOLUTE DISCRETION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SERVICES.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
DESCRIPTON OF SERVICES
The Startup Guide is providing Startup Mentor Services to technology focused startup entrepreneurs via the Site, email and Skype. The Startup Guide mentor Services are based on the principals of the Lean Startup Methodology. The Services include – but are not limited to – any service and/or content that The Startup Guide makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services. Your access to and use of the Site, emails and Skype may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair or any other reason within or outside the control of The Startup Guide. The Startup Guide reserves the right to amend, suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice.
As a condition to using our Services, you are required to open an account with The Startup Guide and select a password and username, and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your The Startup Guide account.
You may not as a username use the name of another person or entity, use a name that is not lawfully available for use, use a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity without having the appropriate authorization or use a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.
You agree to that you will not reveal your Account information to anyone else. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Account and for all activities that occur on or through your Account, and you agree to immediately notify The Startup Guide of any security breach of your Account. The Startup Guide shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the unauthorized use of your Account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through your The Startup Guide account.
Services are available only to legal entities and to individuals who are at least 18 years old.
The term “you” or “your” as used herein shall at all times include the individual or legal entity which has subscribed to The Startup Guide Services hereunder, including but not limited to any and all persons and/or legal entities with which it is affiliated and/or associated, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns.
You agree that you will pay for the Services, and that The Startup Guide may charge your payment method for any Services purchased and for any additional amounts (including any taxes and late fees, as applicable) that may be accrued by or in connection with your Account. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL FEES AND FOR PROVIDING THE STARTUP GUIDE WITH A VALID PAYMENT METHOD FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEES.
Your total price will include the price of the product but expressly excludes any applicable taxes; such service tax is based on the bill-to address and the applicable tax rate in effect at the time you use the Services. We will charge tax only in such jurisdictions where the Services are taxable.
Prices for the Services may change at any time at The Startup Guide’s sole and exclusive discretion. The Services do not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price reduction or promotional offering.
USE OF SERVICES AND RENTED CONTENT
You agree that the Service may include security technology that limits your use and that you shall use the Service in compliance with the applicable usage rules established by The Startup Guide and its licensors (“Usage Rules”), and that any other use may constitute a copyright infringement. The Startup Guide reserves the right to modify the Usage Rules at any time. You agree not to violate, circumvent, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise tamper with any of the security technology related to such Usage Rules for any reason—or to attempt or assist another person to do so. Usage Rules may be controlled and monitored by The Startup Guide for compliance purposes, and The Startup Guide reserves the right to enforce the Usage Rules without notice to you. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through software that is acceptable to The Startup Guide. You shall not access or attempt to access an account that you are not authorized to access. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
RELEASE AND INDEMNITY
You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge The Startup Guide, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, liability, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the Site and the Services.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Startup Guide, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to, resulting from or arising out of, in whole or in part (i) any breach of these Terms, whether or not deemed to be material or immaterial; (ii) the use of or reliance upon the Services, by you or any person acting on your behalf or using your account or The Startup Guide Username and password; or (iii) any material or immaterial violation of any rights, title or interests of any third party.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall The Startup Guide be liable to You under any legal or equitable theory, including but not limited to contract, tort, strict liability, negligence, common law or with respect to the site, the service or any content (i) for any lost profits, loss of use, or actual, special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever. You understand that your sole remedy for any damages you allege have been sustained as a result of the Services is to cancel your subscription.
THE STARTUP GUIDE, AND THEIR LICENSEES, AFFILIATES, AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY, AND OUR SOLE LIABILITY, SHALL BE YOUR ABILITY TO TERMINATE THE SERVICE EFFECTIVE UPON RECEIPT BY THE STARTUP GUIDE OF YOUR WRITTEN NOTICE OF TERMINATION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
The Startup Guide, thestartupguide.co and other Nuar Pty Ltd graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, service names and any other intellectual property are the sole and exclusive intellectual property of The Startup Guide. The Startup Guide’s intellectual property may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of The Startup Guide. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the images and icons available in The Startup Guide Press Kit may used by partners and approved third party sites in connection with providing appropriate links to The Startup Guide Site.
SUPPORT REQUESTS & REASONABLE USE
Support must be requested through the proper channels to be received and responded to in a reasonable amount of time. To request support please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each request is subject to a maximum of 30 minutes mentorship via email or Skype. The effort required for the support is exclusively determined by The Startup Guide management. For work outside of the scope of The Startup Guide 30 minute mentorship agreement, The Startup Guide management may provide alternative solutions to the client including referral to The Startup Guide partner network.
The Startup Guide provides 24/7 support, but provides no guarantee either express or implied on the timeframe of when a support request can or will be resolved.
Your requests are subject to approval by The Startup Guide management or by its assigned agent.
NATURE OF MENTORSHIP REQUESTS
Mentorship requests should be related to a technology focused startup or business meaning a major component of the startup/new business should include a web site and or a smartphone app.
If you are in doubt just submit your mentorship request to our support system and we will either accept or reject the request based on managerial approval.
Mentorship requests that are deemed to be valid by The Startup Guide management but at the same time are expected to exceed the 30 minutes mentorship time limit will whenever possible be broken down into two or more mentorship requests.
Certain services available may include materials from third parties. The Startup Guide may provide links to third-party websites as a convenience to you. You agree that The Startup Guide is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and does not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties. You agree that you will not use any third-party materials in a manner that would infringe or violate the rights of any other party and that The Startup Guide is not in any way responsible for any such use by you.
UNLIMITED AND REASONABLE USE
The term “unlimited” is subject to a reasonable use clause. The definition of reasonable use is determined by The Startup Guide management, at its sole and exclusive discretion. Customers deemed to be abusing The Startup Guide mentor service will be contacted by The Startup Guide management. The Startup Guide management retains the sole and absolute discretion to suspend service to you if we deem necessary.
TERMINATION & CANCELLATION
Cancellation can occur at anytime. You are never required to stay with us – in fact, we’d prefer you have the option to leave if you are unhappy with our service and give us feedback on how we can serve you better.
The Startup Guide may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your The Startup Guide account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, or for no reason, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your The Startup Guide account, you must Contact us with your termination request. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
The Startup Guide reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, The Startup Guide will notify you by posting an announcement on the site. What constitutes a material change will be determined at The Startup Guide’s sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind The Startup Guide in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. The Startup Guide shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond The Startup Guide’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The Startup Guide may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and its rights and obligations without your consent. The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Australia, as if made within the state of New South Wales between two residents thereof, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of New South Wales courts. Both parties agree that the Terms is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise expressly provided herein.