This is the Terms of Service agreement for CrowdRating.io. All CrowdRating.io users must read and accept every aspect of this and any other agreement or policy provided by CrowdRating.io. If you do not agree to these terms, you are prohibited from using CrowdRating.io or any affiliated services. Moreover, CrowdRating.io reserves the right to modify this agreement at any time. Your use of CrowdRating.io and affiliated services indicates your unconditional acceptance of all changes made to this agreement at any point.
The Ground Rules
The membership of CrowdRating.io succeeds because of the quality of its members and some basic rules that everyone adheres to. We reserve the right to deny service to any member or prospective member at any time.
No Misrepresentation. Please be as honest and forthright about yourself and your offer as possible. Members are encouraged to report any communications that they consider to be misleading or any members that appear to be misrepresenting themselves.
No Leeches. A leech is someone who doesn't respect the interests of the community and attempts to abuse the system for their own benefit. They take constantly and offer nothing in return. The Network succeeds because of our community's ability to give. Don't be a leech.
Securities Solicitation Policy
By posting on this site Member represents and agrees that nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any security, and that if any offer or sale of securities is deemed to have occurred by reason of a posting or listing on this Site such offer and sale is made solely to institutional or accredited investors as those terms are applicable under state and federal securities laws.
All names and logos associated with CrowdRating.io are trademarks of CrowdRating.io . You may not use any CrowdRating.io trademark in any manner without CrowdRating.io 's written consent. Furthermore, users may not infringe on any patents, trademarks, or other copyrights of CrowdRating.io users or any other parties whatsoever.
CrowdRating.io is a rating community for Canadian SMEs & startups interested to get an investment from equity crowdfunding platforms. CrowdRating.io helps investors make more informed decisions about who they back. Our web site and design are under construction currently.
Conditions for Membership
For obvious legal reasons, CrowdRating.io or any affiliated services may not be used by persons under the age of 18. This same restriction applies to any users suspended or removed from CrowdRating.io or any affiliated services. Users are prohibited from transferring or profiting from the transfer of their CrowdRating.io account to another party. If you do not meet these requirements, you are not eligible to use CrowdRating.io.
Terms of Information Use
CrowdRating.io is authorized to use any information that is provided by CrowdRating.io users or affiliates. This information is used at no charge from the users and may be used for any purpose associated with CrowdRating.io , or any affiliates. All information that a user posts on CrowdRating.io is completely the USER's responsibility. CrowdRating.io is not responsible for any misrepresentation of facts or other errors in this content. CrowdRating.io strives to ensure the integrity of the information on CrowdRating.io, but cannot guarantee the truthfulness of the information that each user provides through CrowdRating.io. CrowdRating.io reserves the right to release any user information or other information if required to do so by law.
CrowdRating.io Contact System
CrowdRating.io has created a proprietary messaging system for users to communicate with one another and for CrowdRating.io to contact these users. Additionally, CrowdRating.io may communicate with its users via email or other forms of contact in the normal course of business. All users must agree not to abuse CrowdRating.io contact system in manner. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in account suspension or termination.
Confidential Information Exchange
All information submitted to CrowdRating.io, including messages, will become property of CrowdRating.io . Any investor or entrepreneur on our site requesting to contact any other investor or entrepreneur on our site, does so at their own risk and is solely responsible for conducting any legal, accounting, or due diligence review. Please do not send any confidential information through CrowdRating.io. You're best off using the system to make contact with other Members and then continue any confidential information exchange through your own methods.
Use of CrowdRating.io
Your use of CrowdRating.io Service must follow the guidelines set forth in this agreement. CrowdRating.io may refuse or revoke service or other offerings without prior notice to any user or potential user for any reason. Users must obey all applicable local, national, and international laws associated with the use of CrowdRating.io and any affiliated services.
Users take complete responsibility for all activities that occur under their CrowdRating.io account with or without their prior knowledge or consent. In the event that you discover any unauthorized use of your account, you must immediately notify CrowdRating.io so that the proper actions can be taken.
Users agree with CrowdRating.io NOT to use CrowdRating.io or any services provided by CrowdRating.io or its affiliates to:
Commit ANY unlawful acts
Post or "spam" other users on the system with unsolicited advertising or other communications
Harm CrowdRating.io or any related systems and infrastructure in any way through any means
Collect or resell data containing other users' profile or personal information or any other information on CrowdRating.io
Harass other users or anyone else in any way
Misrepresent themselves in any way through profile postings, messages sent to
CrowdRating.io or other users, or any other method
Commit any actions considered to be unethical or to abuse CrowdRating.io system, other associated services, or users
Attempt to deliberately solicit members to leave CrowdRating.io in favor of another related or competitive service
Intellectual Property Rights Project Creators
The Service provides you with the ability upload your content to the Site. Company will not have any ownership rights in your content, however, Company needs the following license to perform the Service. You hereby grant to Company the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to (and to allow others acting on its behalf to) (i) use, host, display, and otherwise perform the Service on your behalf (e.g., use, host, stream, transmit, playback, transcode, copy, display, feature, market, sell, distribute and otherwise exploit ("Host") the content, along with all associated copyrightable works or metadata, including without limitation photographs, graphics, and descriptive text ("Artworks") in connection with the Service); (ii) (and to allow other users to) stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use the content and Artworks; and (iii) use and publish, and to permit others to use and publish, the name(s), trademarks, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in connection with the provision of the Service.
To enable Company to Host your content pursuant to the above provisions, you hereby grant to Company the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, sub licensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, copy, and display your trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos or similar proprietary rights (collectively, the "Trademarks") solely in connection with the Service.
Intellectual Property Rights Users
The Service may provide users with the ability to add, create, upload, submit, distribute, collect, or post ("Submitting" or "Submission") content, videos, audio clips, written forum comments, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, or other information to the Site (collectively, the "User Submissions"). By Submitting User Submissions on the Site or otherwise through the Service, you:
acknowledge that by Submitting any User Submission to the Site, you are publishing that User Submission, and that you may be identified publicly by your User ID in association with any such User Submission;
by Submitting any User Submissions through the Site or the Service, you hereby do and shall grant Company a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid, sub licensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Submissions in connection with the Site, the Service and Company's (and its successors and assigns') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof) or the Service in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites). You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Site and/or the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Site and the Service, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions solely for personal, non-commercial use. For clarity, the foregoing license grant to Company does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Submission(s), including the right to grant additional licenses to the material in your User Submission(s), unless otherwise agreed in writing;
you agree to pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity due to your Submission of any User Submissions to the Service;
that the use or other exploitation of such User Submissions by Company and use or other exploitation by users of the Site and Service as contemplated by this Agreement will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights; and
understand that Company shall have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any materials, content or information submitted by you; and that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Site is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that Company will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content; and that Company cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Service.
Company does not endorse and has no control over any User Submission. Company cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you using the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom.
CrowdRating.io has set in place a listing of disciplinary guidelines for regarding the use of CrowdRating.io or any affiliated services. CrowdRating.io may, but is not obligated to, enforce penalties for breaching these guidelines. Foremost, you agree that CrowdRating.io may immediately suspend or terminate your CrowdRating.io account and all access to CrowdRating.io and other services without prior notice. The following will lead to the suspension or termination by CrowdRating.io of a user's account 1) violation of this Terms of Service or the User Agreement within this document 2) Violation of any applicable laws 3) A user's request to have their own profile removed 4) Account inactivity.
Account termination will include, but is NOT limited to the previous items and events listed. CrowdRating.io account suspension or termination includes the complete stoppage of all use of CrowdRating.io and any affiliated services. All account suspensions or terminations will be made at CrowdRating.io 's discretion and without necessarily consulting any other parties. CrowdRating.io is not liable for any damages associated with the suspension or termination of a user's account.
If we made a mistake somewhere, we'll work with you to quickly resolve the matter. CrowdRating.io does not offer refunds outside of an internal error. Under no circumstances shall CrowdRating.io or it's affiliates be held responsible for overdraft charges incurred from your financial institution as a result of any purchases or renewals through or in connection with our websites. It is the sole responsibility of you as a customer to ensure "overdraft fees," "overage fees," or "overlimit" or any other fees from your financial institution do not occur by taking the necessary action to avoid them. Furthermore, CrowdRating.io is not liable for any fees incurred due to billing errors.
Billing and Fees
The platform fees are billed only if the user chooses to receive consulting on different projects.
For more details on this matter, please contact us.
Extent of Liability
By accepting this Terms of Service agreement, you agree that CrowdRating.io and any persons or entities associated or affiliated with CrowdRating.io are not responsible for any damages to any party as a result of using the services provided or transacting business with CrowdRating.io or affiliates. CrowdRating.io reserves the right, but is not obligated, to screen the content that is posted on CrowdRating.io for any abusive, false, unreliable or other unacceptable material. However, we cannot guarantee that users will not find such material on this site. We rely a great deal on CrowdRating.io user base to help protect the standards and integrity of the Network. Please report any such offenses to CrowdRating.io so that proper action can be taken. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to terminate any accounts that are in violation of this Terms of Service Agreement or any other policies that our company maintains. We hold no responsibility for ANY damages caused for any reason to users of our services or to other parties. Furthermore, CrowdRating.io is not responsible for malfunctioning features or services that may hinder your use of CrowdRating.io or its offerings or cause damages to any party. In no event will CrowdRating.io be liable for any loss of earnings or any other commercial damages, losses or expenses arising out of or in correlation with an independent transaction, agreement, or interaction between site members.
If you have any questions or would like to report any violations of these Terms of Service or other policies set forth by CrowdRating.io please contact the following:
Our best to provide a fully functioning service with complete integrity at all times, but this cannot in any way be guaranteed. CrowdRating.io will not be held responsible for the actions of other users on the Network or outside parties that disrupt the normal functioning of the network.
The privacy of CrowdRating.io users and their information is extremely important to CrowdRating.io and we take this matter very seriously.
Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from using CrowdRating.io and any associated services. These individuals are therefore not authorized to submit any private information to the system and CrowdRating.io accepts no liability for such actions.
Upon registering as a CrowdRating.io user, certain contact information such as your name, email address, and mailing address may be collected. This serves as an example and is not intended to be a complete list of information that may be collected at registration.
CrowdRating.io is an online service that allows startups to connect with individuals who are interested in helping to support them by pledging money in exchange for a reward upon a successful fundraise. Only users who are manually approved will be able to launch a campaign on the site.
As part of the normal functions of the CrowdRating.io platform, we will send you email regarding your transactions on the site. We will keep these emails limited to a minimum.
CrowdRating.io will send you system generated emails and promotional materials. These communications may begin during the registration process and continue while your account remains on the CrowdRating.io platform.
Startups will receive the email addresses of their backers if the project is successfully funded through a CrowdRating.io campaign in order to help ensure proper delivery of rewards to backers among other communication. Startups that are not successful funded will not receive their backers email addresses as no further communication would be warranted.
CrowdRating.io follows a standard practice of using cookies and logs to analyze website usage. Cookies a extremely small files that are stored on your computer and help us to provide you with a better experience by automatically recalling your preferences each time you visit our site. Cookies will not harm your computer in any way and can be deleted at any time.
Cookies used on our Sites: If you do not want our trusted business partners to place cookies on your device when browsing our Sites, you can adjust your browser settings to manage or reject cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is being placed in your Internet browser software. These settings are usually found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your Internet browser. For more information on how to change your browser settings, click on the ‘Help’ section of your Internet browser. Modern Internet browsers also allow you to see what cookies are currently stored on your device and selectively delete them as you wish.
Following registration, CrowdRating.io users will be prompted to complete a profile. Current users can also make changes to their own user profile. A user profile may contain, but is not limited to, your name, a personal statement, your work experience, goals, and any items contained on a resume. You should use good judgment about the information that you post in your profile since this can be viewed by others on the CrowdRating.io. Your personal contact information CANNOT be viewed unless you release this information. Additionally, the information in your profile can be edited at your discretion at any time.
You may make changes to your CrowdRating.io account and any associated preferences at any time. To make changes, you must log onto the CrowdRating.io and make any edits through the My Account section. You may also request to terminate your CrowdRating.io account. To request a removal of your account, please contact us.
By entering into our User Agreement, CrowdRating.io Startups agree to not abuse other users' personal information. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than those explicitly specified in the Startup's Project, or is not related to fulfilling delivery of a product or service explicitly specified in the Project Creator's Project.
All transactions on CrowdRating.io will be made via Paypal.
Covenant not to compete (CNC)
You or your company/group agree not to enter into or start a similar profession/company/web site or trade in competition against CrowdRating.io.