Terms of Service

CrowdfundingBlog.com Terms of Service

These terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service” or “Terms of Use”) govern your access to and use of CrowdfundingBlog.com (the “Service” or “Site”). By accessing or using the Service, you are agreeing to these Terms and concluding a legally binding agreement (“Agreement”) with CrowdfundingBlog.com and the New York Limited Liability Company (LLC) that owns it (“CrowdfundingBlog.com”). Do not access or use the Service if you are unwilling or unable to be fully bound by the Terms.

 

1) CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE

We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, for any reason in our sole discretion, to change the terms of this Agreement. We will post or display notices of material changes on the Site; the form of such notice is at our discretion. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please review the terms of use periodically. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised terms of use

 

2) USING THE SERVICE

a) Permission to Use the Service:  We grant you permission to use the Service subject to the restrictions in these Terms of Service. Your use of the Service is at your own risk, including the risk that you might be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate.

b) Site Availability:  The Service may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended or discontinued at any time without notice or liability.

c) Advertising:  CrowdfundingBlog.com may publicly display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with articles, listings, or other content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you. CrowdfundingBlog.com is a blog for informational purposes only.

 

3) CONTENT

Although we try our best, we make no guarantee as to the accuracy of any information posted on the site. We use the phrase “crowdfunding” in its broad, everyday meaning of raising funds from large groups of people. It is your responsibility to thoroughly investigate on your own every crowdfunding site, portal, or resource that you see on our website and decide to pursue.  Prices, locations, features, deals, and any other characteristics of crowdfunding sites and portals may constantly change; we make no guarantee that the information you see on CrowdfundingBlog.com is accurate.  It is simply our goal to make visitors aware of the existence of crowdfunding sites, portals, projects, campaigns, charity causes, and similar resources and to serve as a bare starting point; in other words, everything presented on this site is for informational purposes only.  We are not a broker-dealer, registered, accredited, licensed, or in any way involved in actually raising funds; CrowdfundingBlog.com is a blog and directory. Just because a platform/portal is listed on our site does not mean that it’s legal to use in your area, nor that the platform is licensed, trustworthy, or effective. Sometimes crowdfunding projects fail or turn out to be outright scams (unfortunately that is the reality of the world — and often more so over the internet). Always do your due diligence and research.

 

4) PRIVACY POLICY

Like most websites and businesses, it is in our interest to track user behavior, including, but not limited to, user location, IP address, specific pages visited, length of time per visit, and referring websites, search engines, or other referrers.  By using CrowdfundingBlog.com, you grant us permission to track your behavior across the Site.  We use publicly available tools, including but not limited to, Google Analytics, WordPress Stats, and Clicky (real time analytics).  We cannot specifically see your name or address, but the anonymous information is still very helpful to us for adding features, and creating content and promotions.

Notwithstanding the aforementioned disclosure policy, we may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such a disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (ii) enforce or apply our Terms of Service; (iii) comply with legal process or other government inquiry, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or (iv) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. If you use the Service outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

 

5) COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK DISPUTES

On notice, we will act expeditiously to remove content on the Site that infringes the copyrights of others.  If you believe that the Site contains elements that infringe your copyrights in your work, please contact us by emailing:  contact[at]crowdfundingblog.com

 

6) HYPERLINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The appearance, availability, or your use of URLs or hyperlinks referenced or included anywhere on the Site or any other form of link or re-direction of your connection to, with or through the Site, does not constitute an endorsement by, nor does it incur any obligation, responsibility or liability on the part of, the Site, its Affiliates, any of their successors and assigns, and any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, Advertisers, suppliers, and operational service providers. We do not verify, endorse or have any responsibility for any such third party sites, their business practices (including their privacy policies), or any goods or services associated with or obtained in connection with any such site, whether the Site’s, their Affiliates’ logo or sponsorship identification is on the third party site as part of a co-branding or promotional arrangement. If any third party site obtains or collects Personal Information from you, in no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability. Please read the section titled Privacy Policy, which describes how CrowdfundingBlog.com collects and uses your Personal Information and co-branding relationships.

 

7) DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
THIS SITE, AND ALL MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND POSTINGS ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ANY GUARANTY OR ASSURANCE THE SITE, OR ANY WEBSITES CONNECTED BY HYPERLINK, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR THAT ALL PRODUCTS, FEATURES, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS OR OPERATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PERFORM AS DESCRIBED. Without limiting the foregoing, we are not responsible or liable for any malicious code, delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of the Site or any websites connected by hyperlink to the Site. You understand, acknowledge and agree that you are assuming the entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, performance, timeliness, adequacy, completeness, correctness, authenticity, security and validity of any and all features and functions of the Site, including, without limitation, postings and materials associated with your use of the Site.

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS, LISTINGS AND MATERIALS. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY MADE IN WRITING, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY AND EVERY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THIS SITE, ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS, OR SUPPLIERS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE SITE OR FROM THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS BY CROWDFUNDINGBLOG.COM, THEIR AFFILIATES OR AGENTS SHALL BE, AT CROWDFUNDINGBLOG.COM’S OPTION, (1) SUBSTITUTION OR REPLACEMENT OF ALL OR PART OF THE APPLICATION OR PRODUCT THAT GIVES RISE TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU IN REASONABLE RELIANCE ON CROWDFUNDINGBLOG.COM; OR (2) REFUND OF THE AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID TO CROWDFUNDINGBLOG.COM. YOU AGREE THAT THE DAMAGE EXCLUSIONS IN THESE TERMS SHALL APPLY EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

 

8) INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the CrowdfundingBlog.com, and any of their Affiliates, or any of their successors and assigns, and any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, Advertisers, suppliers, and operational service providers harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), resulting from any breach or violation of this Agreement by you, Your Content, which includes any activity made under your Visitor or Business Account, whether or not it was made by you.

 

9)  GOVERNING LAW

This Agreement and your use of the Site is governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the internal substantive laws of the State of New York (notwithstanding the State’s conflict of laws provisions) applicable to contracts made, executed and wholly performed in New York, and, for the purposes of any and all legal or equitable actions, you specifically agree and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal Courts situated in the State of New York, County of Nassau, and agree you will not object to such jurisdiction or venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens or otherwise. To the extent it may be applicable, you agree to opt out from and expressly exclude any applicability of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act.

 

10) SEVERABILITY
Should any part of this Agreement be rendered or declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction of the State of New York, such invalidation of such part or portion of this Agreement should not invalidate the remaining portions thereof, and they shall remain in full force and effect.