Terms of Service and Analytics

These are the terms of service (“Terms”) for BioeconomyVentures. This project has received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101023260. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.

Along with our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Security Practices (together, the “Policies”) govern your access to and use of our website, platform (“Platform”) and services.

We offer a broad range of services and products to individuals, start-ups, organisations, governments and other entities that are viewed, accessed and consumed both physically and virtually through a range of interfaces and devices such as our website(s) at https://platform.bioeconomyventures.eu,  APIs, email services, plug-ins, applications, widgets, features, apps, and other technologies. We call these collectively “Service(s)” in our Policies.

These Policies apply to our provision of the Services unless we expressly state otherwise in writing, or we confirm that separate provisions apply in place of these Policies.

These Policies also apply to any information, pictures, audio, decks, videos or any other materials that are downloaded from, appear on or are uploaded to the Services.

What are the Services?

Our Services are intended to help technology start-up founders make the world a better place for everyone. We provide the Services to enable our community to drive positive global change toward this mission.

Who can use the Services?

In order to use the Services:

be 18 years of age or older;

use your real name and the real name of your organisation as well as provide accurate, correct and truthful information;

not allow anyone else to use your account or authentication information, or make it known to any other party;

be allowed to use the Services under any and all laws that apply to you or our provision of the Services;

have the authority to bind any organisation, government or legal entity on behalf of who you use the Services. If these circumstances, you represent, warrant and confirm that you are authorised by such organisation, government or legal entity to use our Services. If you are representing and binding an organisation, government or legal entity to these Policies, all references to “you“ and “your“ will also be interpreted as referring to that entity; and

not have had an account with us that was deleted by us due to your violation of these Policies.

If you use the Services, you agree to comply with the Policies.


What is the Privacy Policy and how does it relate to you processing personal data?

We use your personal data and any other information provided by you as part of the way in which we provide the Services. Our Privacy Policy sets out and describes how we collect, process, store and use your personal data. Your use of the Services shall be considered by us to be valid consent for us to process your personal data as part of our provision of the Services.

Your use of the Services and your Content

You may upload information including, but not limited to, files, images, documents, opinions and other material (“Content”) in relation to your use of the Services. You shall at all times keep and retain all rights in relation to any Content you submit, provide, upload or make available through your use of the Service.

You represent and warrant that you have the right, title, license or permissions required to submit, provide, upload, make available or interact with a part of your Content through the Services. You also represent and warrant that none of your Content is subject to anyone else’s copyright or other proprietary rights that you do not have a license or permission to use.

You agree, confirm and acknowledge that you may not, at any time, submit, provide, upload or make available any content which, whether in whole or in part:

is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive;

facilitates illegal activity;

depicts sexually explicit images;

promotes unlawful violence;

is discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability;

is calculated to damage or hinder the operation of the Services; or

is otherwise illegal or causes damage or injury to any person or property.

You hereby grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license and the right to sublicense during your use of the Services and as required for a reasonable time afterwards as set out in these Terms so that we can reproduce, adapt, publish, transmit, process and distribute your Content in any media and distribution method used by the Platform. The Services are regularly updated and improved and you agree that the ways in which others interact with your Content will change in accordance with such updates and improvements. You agree that the license you give us to your Content allows us to make your Content available to other organisations and individuals, providing that such use is subject to our Policies. The license for your Content does not require compensation to you from us.

Our license to use your Content is extinguished when you remove such Content from our Service, although your Content may still be accessible by other users if you have given permission to use your Content in the course of your use of the Service. Your Content will continue to be available for some time in places such as our backups and other users may still have your data when they have created a local copy (for example as a file or hard-copy) that exists outside of the Service or our control, as well as other uses. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

You agree that any and all Content that you give, provide, upload or make available to us is not confidential or proprietary in any way whatsoever and you acknowledge and agree that it will not be treated as such by us or any other party that can access it as a result of your use of the Service. For the avoidance of doubt, any and all processing by us of personal data shall be in accordance with the provisions of our Privacy Policy.

Use of some aspects of the Service to create an account that you will be solely responsible for. You can control most of the communications from us to you through the Service. In some cases, we may need to communicate with you about matters, such as support messages, messages sent in the course of helping you manage your account, updates, service announcements and similar types that you may not be able to opt-out from receiving. These will be sent in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

We love to receive feedback from you and do our best to use it to improve the Services. Please be aware that we may use your feedback for any reason and in any way whatsoever at our absolute discretion and without obligation to notify or compensate you.

The Platform, Content and our intellectual property rights

The Service provides and makes available Content submitted by entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and other entities that have registered for an account with us. Any Content provided by any of these account holders is the responsibility of that user. We do not provide any advice of any kind whatsoever including, but not limited to, investment advice.

In general, your use or reliance on any Content or other information, material, views or opinions in, or in relation to, the Services is at your own risk. You should exercise good judgement and caution as many individuals and entities add their information to the Service and we do not represent, warrant or guarantee in any way whatsoever that anything in the Service is reliable, accurate, correct, accurate or truthful. Content on the Platform is the sole responsibility of those that submit it and can be harmful, incorrect, inappropriate or offensive. Please note that we do not moderate Content on the Platform.

We hereby give you a personal, world-wide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the Services as permitted by the Policies that will only be modified by your exercise of your rights under the Policies and our rights amend, modify, restrict, delete or remove your use of the Services.

There are links to many third-party sites and resources on the Platform that are provided by third-parties, which are provided for your information. The presence of any link on the Platform does not mean that we have approved or reviewed them in any way and we make no representation, endorsement or recommendation of such links or their providers. We allow links in the Service to other websites that do not belong to us. The Policies apply only to the Service and not to any other websites, apps – really anything outside of the Service. Each third-party website may have policies different from our Policies and you should read and comply with these policies. We are not responsible for the terms, privacy practices or content of any of these third-parties or any harm you may encounter as a result of misuse of your data.

You may not do any of the following while using the Service:

crawl, scrape or otherwise retrieve any data whatsoever except through the interfaces that we support for direct, non-automated use by users, unless specifically permitted by our robots.txt file or explicitly authorised by us;

scan or test the Service for vulnerabilities or try to get around authentication unless specifically contracted to do so by us;

fake any e-mail message and/or e-mail address to make it appear as if it comes from us;

interfere with the operation of the Service in such a way as to degrade use by other users;

frame our website without our prior written permission;

link to our website without permission; or

suggest any association, approval or endorsement by us if none exists.

We do not disclose personally identifiable information to third-parties, except as described in our Privacy Policy. We do however reserve the right to read, record and disclose personally identifiable information as we believe is reasonably needed to enforce the Policies, comply with an applicable law, regulation or requests by a government entity, fulfil user support requirements and generally protect the security and integrity of the Service.

What if you see something on BIOECONOMYVENTURES PLATFORM? that infringes your intellectual property rights, or you just think we should know about?

Please e-mail us at platform@bioeconomyventures.eu if you believe that your copyright or trademark rights are infringed by Content on the Platform, or if you are concerned about anything else on the Platform. Please include detailed information about your concern, including the specific rights, marks or actions that give rise to your concern. We will reply to notices of alleged copyright and intellectual property infringement that comply with applicable law.

When does BIOECONOMYVENTURES remove users, items and Content from the Platform?

We reserve the right to terminate, limit, restrict, suspend or warn users and Content. Actions that may lead to this include, but are not limited to, trademark and copyright infractions, illegal actions, harassing other users and posting fake profiles or information. Please report any behaviors that concern you through the Support feature on the site or directly to platform@bioeconomyventures.eu.

What if I want to add data from a third-party property into BIOECONOMYVENTURES platform?

If you are sharing data of a third-party with us (whether personal or not) as part of your use of the Services, you must use commercially reasonable efforts so that the operator of the third party property, such as a a website, app or data source that is not under your control, obtains and documents valid consent from the users.

What Policies apply to your use of the Services?

These Terms, our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy apply to your use of the Services.

Changes, Liability and General

We are constantly updating and improving the Service to make them better for the community and for you. This may result in changes to features and configurations of Services, changes in our policies regarding Content and the discontinuation of specific features at our sole discretion. It also may result in our need to update these Terms and the Policies so that they correctly describe the Services and what we are doing for you.

We will post any change to the Policies on the relevant webpage and, if the changes are significant, provide a notice on a page where you use the Services, or by sending you notification by email. We encourage you to review our Policies when you use the Services to stay informed. If you choose to continue using the Services after any updated Policies become effective you agree to be bound by the new Policies. If you choose not to continue using the Services you can close your account at any time by selecting the option to request deletion of your profile in the settings section of your personal profile and not using any of the Services anymore.

We will use reasonable care and skill in providing you the Services, but we can’t guarantee that the Services will be always be free from errors, always available or perfect and they may indeed cease operation, have errors or not operate as you desire. We shall not be liable to you in any way whatsoever for any loss, costs, expenses, claims or damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the Services whether the same are indirect or consequential loss, or economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill. This applies whether in an action of contract, negligence or otherwise, even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or we knew you might incur.

Any and all implied terms, conditions, warranties and representations are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law.

The remaining part of the Policies will continue to be in full force and effect if any part of the Policies is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable.

No parties other than you and us shall have any rights whatsoever under these Terms and the provisions of the Contracts according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016.

All of our rights and obligations under the Policies will be assignable by us in the event of an acquisition, asset sale, assignment to an affiliate or merger.

These Terms (and the Policies) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Eu law and England and you and we hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the European and English courts.

How to contact us

We are BIOECONOMYVENTURES, you can reach us through the support features available on the Service and by e-mail through platform@bioeconomyventures.eu.

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