Privacy Policy...

PRIVACY POLICY

This web site and the services offered on it ("VLAB web site") are owned and operated by MIT Enterprise Forum of the Bay Area (d.b.a MIT/Stanford Venture Lab), henceforth referred to as VLAB. ("VLAB") and provided to you pursuant these Terms of Service, as may be amended, and any operating rules or policies that may be published by VLAB. By accessing or using this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by the Terms of Service set forth below, just as if you had signed them. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR REGISTER TO USE THIS SITE.

  1. GENERAL

    VLAB has the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect of the VLAB web site, including the content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access to or use of the VLAB web site. You understand and agree that the VLAB web site is provided to you exclusively under VLAB's Terms of Service. By completing the registration process, you are stating that you are an adult (18 years or older), that you have read and understand the Terms of Service, and that you agree to be bound by them. VLAB reserves the right to terminate your account at any time for any reason, including if VLAB learns that you have provided false or misleading registration information or have violated the Terms of Service. Back to Top

  2. GOVERNING LAW

    THIS AGREEMENT AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT OF LAWS. Back to Top

  3. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

    This site and its content are intended to comply with the laws and regulations in the U.S. Although the information on this site is accessible to users outside of the U.S., the information on the site pertaining to VLAB' products is intended for use only by residents of the U.S. Any offer made on this site for any product or service is void where prohibited. Back to Top

  4. ELIGIBILITY

    Except for the home page and pages not requiring a login and password, VLAB makes this Web site available to you only if you have signed a written agreement with VLAB. Any use of this Web site without signing such an agreement is prohibited. VLAB may, in its sole discretion, refuse access to this Web site to anyone at any time. Back to Top

  5. USE OF THE SITE

    Material from this site may be downloaded solely for personal, non-commercial use, and users assume any and all responsibility for such use. Neither this site nor any portion of this site may be copied, reproduced, distributed, displayed or otherwise used or exploited for any commercial purpose without VLAB' written authorization. All copyright and other proprietary notices contained in downloaded materials must be preserved and retained.

    Users of this site must agree, and by use hereby agree, to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to use of this site. Use of this site to cause injury or damage to, or to harass or defame, any other business or individual, or for any other criminal or unlawful purpose, is prohibited.

    The information on this site is not intended as a substitute for professional financial advice. The information on this site should not be construed as a solicitation or promotion for any product or service, or for the use of any product or service in a way that is not authorized by the laws and regulations of the country in which the user is located. Users of this site assume all risk arising from use of this site.

    You may only use this Site for its intended purpose and solely in accordance with this Agreement. In addition, you may not restrict or inhibit any other person from using or enjoying the Site. The Site may contain links to other Internet sites and third-party resources. VLAB is not responsible for either the availability of these outside resources or their content. VLAB may, but is not obligated to, monitor your use of the Site. As part of your use of the Site, you may provide registration information to VLAB. You warrant that all such registration information is accurate and truthful, and you agree to update such information as necessary. You may also be asked to choose or be assigned a user name and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of such information.

    You may not use this Web site to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of VLAB or any third party. VLAB reserves the right to monitor all use of the VLAB Web site and to take any action deemed necessary including but not limited to stopping transmission of information, suspending or canceling orders, subscriptions or memberships, and removing lists from the Web site. Back to Top

  6. USER'S RESPONSIBILITIES

    You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the VLAB web site and all charges related thereto. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account number and/or password. You are responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to notify VLAB immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. Back to Top

  7. USER INFORMATION

    Unless otherwise indicated in VLAB' Privacy Policy or otherwise agreed to in a writing signed by an authorized officer of VLAB, or as may otherwise be required by law, any information that a user submits or transmits to VLAB, through this site or through any other means, including but not limited to any data, questions, comments, suggestions, inventions, concepts, know-how, techniques or ideas, is submitted by the user without restriction, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information. VLAB shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information, and may use such information for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and display. VLAB shall also be free to use all such information for any purpose whatsoever, including research and development, improvement, manufacturing, and commercialization of VLAB' current and future products using or incorporating such information. VLAB reserves the right, and you authorize VLAB, to use and assign all information regarding your use of this site and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with these Terms of Service and applicable law. Back to Top

  8. PRIVACY

    As part of the registration process, you will provide certain personal information to VLAB. VLAB agrees to use your individualized information only for internal purposes; VLAB may, however, provide your information, in an aggregate form with the information of other users, to third parties, but only in such a way that your individual privacy is protected. VLAB may contact you periodically to provide you with news, other information, or offers which it believes would be of interest to you. All uses of your information will be in accordance with the provisions of VLAB's Privacy Statement. As a part of the event online registration process, you will be asked if you have any affiliation with Stanford University (either as an alumni or a current student). If you agree to disclose this information, your name will be included in an attendee list that will be submitted to Stanford Graduate School of Business, our on-campus sponsor of MIT/Stanford Venture Lab events.  If you wish to be removed from this list, please contact chair@vlab.org.Back to Top

  9. SECURITY

    When you register to use VLAB's services, you will obtain a username and password which should not be disclosed to third parties that are not authorized by you to use VLAB's services on your behalf. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your login name and password, and you are solely responsible for all actions completed under your user name and password, including all uses thereof and charges associated therewith, including any changes or cancellations to orders. If there is a breach of the confidentiality of your username or password, or any breach of security or other unauthorized use through your account, then you shall so notify VLAB as soon as possible. VLAB takes certain efforts to protect the information transmitted via this site, but because use of the Internet involves certain inherent risks (e.g., eavesdropping, hacking, infection or other third party actions) which are beyond the control of VLAB, VLAB cannot guarantee the security of any electronically transmitted information. Back to Top

  10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    As between you and VLAB, the VLAB Web site, including all content thereof (including all information, graphics, the code to represent same and to perform the services, and all other materials of the VLAB Web site) and the "look and feel" thereof, are the property of VLAB and are protected by U.S. and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. You are granted permission to display, reproduce, distribute, and download the materials on this Site solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that none of the content is modified and all of VLAB's legal legends are retained. You may not "mirror" any content contained within this Site without the express prior written consent of VLAB. Except as stated herein, none of the content may be reproduced, distributed, published, displayed, downloaded, or transmitted in any form by any means without the prior written permission of VLAB or the appropriate copyright owner. Certain of the names, logos, and other materials displayed in the VLAB web site constitute trademarks or intellectual property of VLAB or other entities. You are not authorized to use any such marks. Ownership of all such trademarks and other intellectual property remains with VLAB or those other entities. You may not use any trademarks, including for linking purposes, from the VLAB Web site without obtaining the owner's express permission to do so. VLAB does not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of VLAB or its licensors except as expressly stated in this Agreement. Back to Top

  11. LINKS / THIRD PARTY CONTENT

    VLAB may link this site to third party web sites. The links provided through this site are not under the control of VLAB and are provided strictly for your convenience. VLAB does not represent, warrant, or endorse such web sites, and is not responsible or liable for the accuracy, currency, completeness, availability or reliability of such web sites or the content, products or services obtained from such web sites. VLAB shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from the content of or products or services obtained from such web sites. VLAB is also not responsible or liable for any content on VLAB' web site that has been provided by third parties.

    Accordingly, VLAB has no editorial control over such content. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers and users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of VLAB. VLAB neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, information, or statement made on the VLAB web site by anyone other than authorized VLAB employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. VLAB has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and review the content on the VLAB web site and your account to determine compliance with the conditions of use and operating rules established by VLAB, to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request, or for other reasonable purposes. You understand and acknowledge that VLAB does not monitor content for accuracy or reliability. Back to Top

  12. TRANSMISSION OF CONTENT

    Any material, information or ideas that you transmit to or post to or through this Site by any means will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, despite any legends to the contrary, and may be used by VLAB for any purpose whatsoever. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all personal information provided by you will be handled in accordance with VLAB's Privacy Policy. You agree to the terms of such Privacy Policy by providing your personal information to VLAB. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or through this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane materials, or any other material that is illegal or could give rise to legal liability under applicable law. Back to Top

  13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

    VLAB cannot nor does VLAB try to control the information provided by other customers which is made available through the VLAB Web site. The lists on this Web site are not owned by VLAB, and VLAB is not the agent of the owners or managers of such lists and does not control or endorse in any way the lists made accessible through this site. It is possible that certain content of the site could include inaccuracies or errors. While VLAB strives to keep the information on this Web site accurate, complete, and up-to-date, VLAB cannot guarantee the availability, completeness or quality of the information. VLAB'S WEB SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ACCESSIBLE THEREBY IS PROVIDED "AS IS," AND VLAB DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Back to Top

  14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    By your use of the site you agree that, to the extent permitted by law, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL VLAB BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE AVAILABILITY OF, RELIANCE ON, USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE, THE VLAB SITE, EVEN IF VLAB IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this Web site is to stop using the Web site. Back to Top

  15. INTERNATIONAL USE

    This Site is controlled and operated by VLAB from within the United States. VLAB makes no representations that materials contained within the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Site from locations where such activity is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to use the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. Back to Top

  16. U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS

    The content of this Site is provided with "RESTRICTED RIGHTS." Use, duplication, or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Back to Top

  17. MODIFICATIONS

    VLAB may change the design, information, services, products, and other materials on this site, or terminate this site, at any time and without notice. VLAB may amend this agreement, the privacy policy and any other terms describing use of this site by posting the amended terms on the site. The amended terms shall be automatically effective thirty (30) days after initial post to the site. Your continued use of the VLAB site thereafter constitutes your acceptance of those amended terms. Even though VLAB periodically updates the content of this site, the information on this site, including press releases, may be incomplete or may not be current. VLAB expressly disclaims any obligation to update or correct information provided on this site. VLAB makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy and completeness of this site, and does not assume any liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions on this site. Back to Top

  18. INDEMNITY

    Users of this site must agree and by use hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold VLAB, its officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and costs, including attorney's fees, arising out of, resulting from or connected with the use, modification, misinterpretation, misuse, or reuse by you of this site or its contents, including without limitation these Terms of Service. Back to Top

  19. DISPUTES

    The state courts sitting in Santa Clara County, California or federal courts sitting in San Francisco County, California shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any dispute arising out of this agreement and sale, and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. This Agreement may not be modified, supplemented, qualified, or interpreted by any trade usage or prior course of dealing not made a part of the Agreement by its express terms. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity of this Agreement as a whole and any such provision should be enforced by authorities, and reconstructed if need be, to apply to the maximum extent allowable under applicable law. The failure by either party to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Agreement, to exercise any election or option provided herein, or to require at any time the performance of the other of any of the provisions herein will not in any way be construed as a waiver of such provisions. Reasonable attorneys' fees and costs will be awarded to the prevailing party in the event of litigation involving the enforcement or interpretation of this Agreement. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import. Back to Top

  20. TERM AND TERMINATION

    This Agreement is effective as of the date of your first access or use of the Site, and shall remain in effect for the duration of your access or use. This Agreement shall automatically terminate upon your breach of the Agreement. Back to Top

  21. MISCELLANEOUS

    The Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence. The Terms of Service will inure to the benefit of VLAB's successors, assigns and licensees. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by VLAB. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms of Service to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect. This Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and VLAB with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding this subject matter. Back to Top

  22. QUESTIONS

    Please direct any questions regarding these Terms of Service to info@vlab.org. Back to Top



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