T ERMS OF SERVICE

Please read these terms of use carefully before using this website.

Introduction This website and any other URLs and websites administered under the Founders@Fail brand and its affiliates (collectively, the “Website”) are offered by Founders@Fail and its affiliates (collectively, “Founders@Fail” or “We” or “Us”) to You, the User, subject to your acceptance of all the terms and conditions set forth below (“Terms of Service”). The terms “You” and “User” refers to all individuals and entities that access the Website.
BY YOUR AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS OF REGISTERING FOR, USING, AND/OR VISITING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE AND CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND YOUR AGREEMENT TO COMMUNICATE WITH US ELECTRONICALLY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE OR REGISTER AT THIS WEBSITE.

Modifications to This Agreement These Terms of Service are subject to change by Founders@Fail in its sole discretion, at any time, with or without notice. It is the User’s responsibility to review Terms of Service for any changes, deletions, inclusion and/or modifications (collectively, “revisions”). The User’s continued use of and/or registration on this Website after the posting of revisions will constitute the User’s acceptance of such revisions. Please consult the end of these Terms of Service to determine when the Terms of Service were last revised.

Age and Eligibility In order to ensure compliance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, all Users of Founders@Fail must disclose that they are over the age of 13. Individuals who are under the age of 13 are prohibited from using the Website.

User-Generated Content The User shall be solely responsible for User Content submitted and the consequences of our posting or publishing such User Content. In connection with any User Content that the User submits, the User affirms, represents, and/or warrants that: (i) the User owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Founders@Fail to use all patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Use; and (ii) the User has the express consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Content to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Use. By submitting the User Content to Us, You hereby grant Us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, modify, display, and perform all or any portion of the User Content in connection with our operation of the Website and our (and our successors’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels, including, but not limited to, DVD’s, print and electronic books, and social media networks, throughout the universe. The User also hereby grants each User of the website a non-exclusive license to access his or her User Content through the Website, if the User has permitted such access through his or her account settings, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Use. Founders@Fail may maintain copies of any User Content for purposes of backup, security, or maintenance, or as required by law.

Founders@Fail’s Content All intellectual property on this Website, except for User Generated Content provided to the Website, is owned by Founders@Fail or its licensors, which includes, but is not limited to, materials protected by copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, or patent laws. All content on this Website, except for User Generated Content provided to Website, including but not limited to text, software, scripts, code, designs, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, applications, interactive features and all other content (“Content”) is a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws and is the proprietary property of Founders@Fail; all rights reserved.

User Conduct Founders@Fail expects our Users to be polite and courteous in their comments, tags, and online interactions with other people – both on and off our site.

Email Founders@Fail collects User email addresses primarily for the purpose of providing event status updates, information regarding updates in content, newsletters, and necessary site maintenance notices. The User’s email address is private. We will never sell, rent or share the User’s email address to anyone. We are real people with real email addresses and take this point seriously.

Third-Party Websites Links to other websites found on Founders@Fail are provided to assist the User in locating certain information. Note that these links take you outside of the Founders@Fail website and beyond Founders@Fail’s control. Such third party links may appear in sections including, but not limited to, Founders@Fail’s “About” pages, the Founders@Fail blog. Founders@Fail has no responsibility for content of the websites found at these third party links, or beyond, and does not endorse or attest to the accuracy of the information contained therein. Your decision to enter any linked site is at your own risk. Be aware that third-party websites may have their own Privacy Policies that require compliance. Founders@Fail makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the content of such third-party websites, or any information, product or services located therein, including its accuracy, reliability or suitability thereof for any particular purpose. Also, Founders@Fail will not and cannot edit or remove the content of any third-party website. Accordingly, Founders@Fail advises that You take notice when You leave the Website and that You read the terms, conditions, and privacy policy of any third-party websites that You visit.

Copyright, Trademarks, and Service Marks of Third Parties. Founders@Fail has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Website. Founders@Fail has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate removal of any content or the suspension of any User that is found to have infringed on the rights of Founders@Fail or of a third party or that has otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations or any of the terms and conditions of this Terms of Service. Founders@Fail’s policy is to investigate any allegations of copyright infringement brought to its attention. If the User has evidence, knows, or has a good faith belief that his or her rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and the User wants Founders@Fail to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, the User must provide Founders@Fail with all of the following information:

(a) An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
(c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled;
(d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit Founders@Fail to contact You, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which You may be contacted;
(e) A statement that You have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that You are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

For this notification to be effective, the User must provide it to Founders@Fail’s designated agent at:

Schuyler Brown, Designated Agent
c/o Founders@Fail
514 W. 110th St
New York, NY 10025
(917) 843 8623
s [at] FoundersatFail [dot] com

Changes to Website and Fees Founders@Fail may change or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any feature or component of the Website at any time without further notice. In addition, We may, without notice to the applicable user, terminate accounts that have been inactive for more than 90 days (but have no obligation to do so). The User agrees that Founders@Fail shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any feature or component of the Website. Founders@Fail is currently offered at no charge. This is subject to change.

Law and Jurisdiction. If a dispute arises under these Terms of Service, the parties agree to promptly notify each other of the dispute and work in good faith to attempt to resolve it. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, either party shall commence arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), New York Branch, under the Rules of Commercial Arbitration, before a panel of three arbitrators. These Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.

Severability If, at any time, any or all the provisions in these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use, and the remaining provisions are still valid and enforceable.

Indemnity The User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Founders@Fail and its parents, subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, service providers, licensors, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all losses, liabilities, damages and costs, including, but not limited to, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising from any claims, actions or demands related to or alleged to relate to: (a) User’s use or misuse of the Website, including any User Generated Content you post, store, reproduce, display, or distribute via the Website; (b) User’s violation of the Terms of Service; (c) User’s violation of any intellectual property or other third party rights or any applicable law in connection with your use of the Website; (d) any claim or damage that may arise out of use or misuse of this Website or as a result of any uploaded material that is provided to Founders@Fail; or (e) any other party’s access and use or misuse of Website with your username, password, or other applicable security code. Founders@Fail reserves the right to assume control of the defense of any third-party claim that is subject to indemnification by the User, in which event the User will cooperate with Founders@Fail in asserting available defenses.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OUR PARTNERS, AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS, MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE CONTENT (INCLUDING THE USER CONTENT), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY.
NEITHER WE NOR OUR AFFILIATES OR PARTNERS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONVEYED TO USERS OF THE SITE OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE SITE AND THE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE, ITS SERVER, OR THE CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE SITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE AND THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF A WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

These Terms of Service were last revised on October 26, 2011.