Terms of Service

NUS America Inc., also known as BLOCK71 San Francisco, and its parents and affiliates (“BLOCK71 San Francisco, ” “we” or “us”), owns and operates the website at sanfrancisco.block71.co (the “Website”). We created these Terms of Service (these “Terms”) to govern your access to and use of the Website, services and any applications we offer (collectively, the “Services”). By using the Services, you agree to be bound by these terms.

 

Subject to the Policies (defined below), you may use the Services only if you agree to enter into a legally binding contract with BLOCK71 San Francisco and you are not a person barred from receiving Services under the laws of the applicable jurisdiction. In any case, you must be at least 13 years old to use the Services. Notwithstanding the above sentence, we reserve the right to refuse use of the Services to anyone, provided that this refusal comports with applicable laws. You may not use the Services if we previously terminated your account for violation of these Terms or our Policies. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and have the authority to bind such entity to these Terms, in which case the words “you” and “your” as used in these Terms shall refer to such entity.

 

  1. Our Services; Mission Statement

 

BLOCK71 San Francisco’s vision is to provide a global platform for our community of entrepreneurs and businesses to connect and learn about growth opportunities in different markets around the world. We want our online community to be respectful and civil, to encourage constructive dialogue. foster an online community where people are empowered, connections are real, and civility is strongly encouraged. Accordingly, we operate our community driven incubation and information Services with the following values in mind:

 

  • Community

  • Security

  • Privacy

 

  1. Privacy (and other Policies)

 

As the operator of a community, we value your privacy. Our Privacy Policy describes how we describes how we handle the information you provide to us when you use our Services. You understand that through your use of the Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information.

 

Your use of the Services must comply at all times with our Community Privacy Policy (together with the Privacy Policy, the “Policies”), which places certain restrictions on how you use our Services and share Content (defined below).

 

The terms of the Policies are hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of these Terms.

 

3. Your Account

 

  1. Account Registration

 

You must sign up for a BLOCK71 San Francisco account through our Website in order to access certain Services (including, but not limited to):

  • Booking a conference room

  • Submitting an application to our incubation program

  • Posting a job listing

  • Posting an event

  • Submitting a business proposal

 

You create an account by submitting a username, your first and last name, and an email address. We will verify that you are who you say you are by sending you a verification email. Once you verify your email address you will be able to sign in to your account.

 

We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Services if we reasonably believe, following our completion of this step in the sign-up flow, that your use of the Services violates or is reasonably likely to violate the Policies.

 

  1. Additional Information

 

You must provide us with some additional information to complete your account setup, including your company name, job title, contact information, plus your current city and state. This information is used to verify your identity. If any of the Services require payment or other information, our team members will reach out to you with next steps.

 

  1. Account Security

 

You may never use another person's account, and you may not provide another person with the username and password to access your account. You are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your password remains confidential and secure. You agree to (a) immediately notify BLOCK71 San Francisco of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Service. BLOCK71 San Francisco will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

 

  1. Content on the Services

 

  1. Intellectual Property Protection

 

You acknowledge and agree that the Service may contain content or features (“Service Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by BLOCK71 San Francisco, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Service. In connection with your use of the Service you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. If you are blocked by BLOCK71 San Francisco from accessing the Service (including blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any use of the Service or the Service Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Service or distributed in connection therewith are the property of BLOCK71 San Francisco, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by BLOCK71 San Francisco.

 

  1. Your Content Sharing

 

You may, in accordance with the rules and regulations established in these Terms, post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users certain content or other materials (the “Content”). Except to the extent that the Content is owned by a Third Party, you own your Content. You agree not to post Content or interact with other users in any manner that violates these Terms or our Community Use Policy.

 

To enable us to provide you with the Services, we need you to give us some legal permissions to use that Content. Specifically, when you share, post or upload Content that is covered by intellectual property rights (i.e. photos, videos, documents, etc.) in the course of your use of the Services, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your Content consistent with our Policies. This means, for example, that if you share a video on Block71SF, you give us permission to make copies of your Content and a list of users you are sharing your Content with.

 

  1. Your License to Use the Services

 

BLOCK71 San Francisco grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the Website provided to you as part of the Services. This license has the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by BLOCK71 San Francisco, in the same matter permitted by these terms.

 

The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the “BLOCK71” “National University of Singapore” or “NUS” name or any of the trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features owned by BLOCK71 San Francisco. All right, title, and interest in and to the Services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of BLOCK71 San Francisco and its licensors. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding BLOCK71 San Francisco, or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you. BLOCK71 San Francisco hereby reserves all rights which are not granted to you in accordance with these terms.

 

  1. Copyrighted Material.

 

As part of these Terms, you agree not to use the Services to post any information that isn’t yours. That means that you can’t use the Services to infringe on other people’s copyrights. If you do, it will get taken down, and we may suspend your account or ban you in accordance with Section 5 (Limits on the Services).

 

If you are a copyright holder and you believe that a user’s Content has been copied in a way that constitutes infringement on your copyright, please provide us with written document that contains the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (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, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (d) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (e) a statement by you 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 copyright owner. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, our designated copyright agent is:

 

NUS America, Inc.

Attn: Copyright Agent

440 N. Wolfe Road

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Email: [[email protected]]

 

  1. Limits on the Services

 

We want BLOCK71 San Francisco to be a place where our users can connect as part of a safe, civil online community. We may also place limits on your ability to use the Services if you improperly use the Services or breach these Terms or another one of our Policies.

 

  1. Third Party Services

 

The Services may be used in connection with other products and services, and may contain links, interfaces and referrals to, as well as content and data from, third-party websites, products and services (“Third Party Services”). When you access Third Party Services, you do so at your own risk. These other resources are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any Third Party Services does not imply our endorsement or any association between us and their operators. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.

 

By accessing or using these Third Party Services, you are consenting to the exchange of information and data between BLOCK71 San Francisco and the applicable third party service providers regarding you, in order to enable the Third Party Services’s functionality and services as requested by you (where applicable). Once this information is shared with the third party service provider, its use will be governed by the third party’s privacy policy (and not by our Privacy Policy) and Terms. You should review the terms of use and privacy policies of any Third Party Services before using the applicable service. You acknowledge and agree that we make no representation or warranty about the safety of any Third Party Services and are not responsible for your use of any Third Party Services or any personal injury, death, property damage (including, without limitation, to your home), or other harm or losses arising from or relating to your use thereof.

 

  1. Information Received Through the Services

 

Any information you receive through or about the Services is provided “as is” and “as available”. We cannot guarantee that any information is correct or up to date. Information provided through the Services is not a substitute for information from experts or professionals in the applicable area.

 

  1. What Happens if We Have a Dispute

 

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California without regard for its conflicts of law principles. You and BLOCK71 San Francisco agree that all claims and disputes can be litigated only in the federal or state courts in San Francisco County, California, USA, and you and BLOCK71 San Francisco each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

 

  1. Ending These Terms.

 

These Terms apply to you as of the date you first use the Services, and don’t terminate until (a) you stop using the Services; or (b) we suspend or terminate your account.

 

If we believe that you have violated these Terms or our Policies, we may, in our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your use of the Services.

 

If we terminate your use of the Services, all Content you have ever shared with anyone shall be deleted. Except as provided below, your information stored on the applicable cloud service provider is also deleted.

 

If you choose to terminate your account, the Website will provide the following options in regards to your Content:

 

  • Disable the account and keep its content (on the Website)

  • Disable the account and unpublish its content

  • Delete the account and make its content belong to the Anonymous user.

  • Delete the account and its content

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, when your use of the Services terminates, BLOCK71 San Francisco will terminate all of your information which is stored on our network except (a) your directory listing, which we may maintain for a reasonable period of time; (b) your account information, which we maintain for internal accounting purposes; and (c) certain data about your use of the Services, which we collect and maintain in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

 

  1. Miscellaneous Legal Provisions

 

  1. Your Representations

 

You represent and warrant to BLOCK71 San Francisco that (a) you have the full power and authority to enter into and perform your obligations under these terms; (b) your assent to and performance of your obligations under this Terms does not constitute a breach of or conflict with any other agreement or arrangement by which you are bound, or any applicable laws, regulations or rules; (c) these Terms constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation on you, enforceable in accordance with the terms hereof; and (d) you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in your use of the Services.

 

  1. No Warranties

 

THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS AVAILABLE”, “AS IS” BASIS. BLOCK71SF DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR THEIR USE I) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE, (II) WILL BE FREE OF DEFECTS, INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, (III) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (IV) WILL OPERATE IN THE CONFIGURATION OR WITH OTHER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE YOU USE, OR (V) THAT ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. BLOCK71SF MAKES NO WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE MADE EXPRESSLY IN THIS TOS, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NON- INFRINGEMENT. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD.

 

  1. Limitations of Liability

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL BLOCK71 SAN FRANCISCO, ITS AFFILIATES, ASSOCIATES, DEALERS, AGENTS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY , INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES ARISING FROM BREACH OF CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT OR STRICT LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION ON WHICH THEY ARE BASED, EVEN IF BLOCK71SF OR SUCH OTHER ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

 

We work hard to provide great Services. However, as we cannot see into the future, we cannot always foresee when issues will arise with the Services. Accordingly, our aggregate direct liability to you arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Services shall in no event exceed (in the aggregate) US$100.

 

Some jurisdictions don’t allow the above limitations of liability. If you live in one of those jurisdictions, this Section doesn’t apply to you.

 

  1. Updating These Terms and the Services

 

We may revise these Terms from time to time. These changes will not be retroactive, and the most current version of the Terms will always govern our relationship with you. We will try to notify you of material revisions via service notification within our application. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

 

We continue to improve our Services, and may introduce, substitute or modify available features of the Services from time to time in our sole discretion. You understand and agree, and to the extent you download our mobile application to use the Services, you give us permission to download and install upgrades, updates, and additional features to improve, enhance, and further develop the Services.

 

  1. Entire Agreement

 

These terms, together with the policies referenced herein, form the entire agreement between you and BLOCK71 San Francisco regarding your use of the Services and supersede any prior negotiations or understandings, whether oral or written, between you and us.

 

  1. Waivers; Remedies.

 

These Terms may only be modified by a writing signed by you and an authorized officer of BLOCK71 San Francisco. No failure or delay in exercising any right hereunder shall constitute a waiver of such right. Except as otherwise provided, remedies provided herein are in addition to, and not exclusive of, any other remedies of a party at law or in equity.

 

  1. Severability.

 

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be modified by the court and interpreted so as best to accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions shall remain in effect.

 

  1. Assignment.

 

We may assign our interest in these Terms or delegate our rights or responsibilities to independent contractors or third parties without providing notice to you. You may not assign your rights or obligations under these Terms, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without a writing duly executed by an officer of BLOCK71 San Francisco. These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.

 

  1. Headings.

 

The headings referenced in these Terms are for convenience only. These headings are not part of these Terms and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any provision of these Terms or the interpretation of these Terms.

 

  1. Force Majeure

 

We will not be liable for failing to perform under these Terms by the occurrence of any event beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, a labor disturbance, an Internet outage or interruption of service, a communications outage, failure by a service provider to Block71SF to perform, fire, terrorism, natural disaster or war.

 

  1. Questions?

 

For any further questions or suggestions, please contact us at NUS America, Inc. 440 N. Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 or [email protected] to report any violations of these Terms of Service or to pose any questions regarding this Terms of Service or the Services.