FLORIDA VENTURE FORUM, INC.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE 

Effective Date:  ‎‎July 22, 2021‎ 

The following terms and ‎conditions (the “Terms ‎and Conditions”) govern ‎your use of the website ‎www.flventure.org of the ‎Florida Venture Forum, ‎Inc. (the “FVF Website”).‎ 

Throughout these Terms and ‎Conditions the words “FVF”, ‎‎“we,” “our,” or “us” refer to the ‎Florida Venture Forum, Inc.‎ 

Agreement Between User ‎and Florida Venture ‎Forum, Inc. 

The FVF Website is owned ‎and operated by FVF. Use ‎of the FVF Website is ‎offered to you, the user ‎‎(hereinafter “you”), on the ‎precondition that you ‎accept (without ‎modification) the terms, ‎conditions and notices ‎contained herein. Use of ‎the content, services, ‎and/or products presented ‎in any and all areas of the ‎FVF Website constitutes ‎your agreement to abide ‎by these Terms and ‎Conditions and the terms ‎and conditions posted in ‎specific areas of those ‎sites. FVF may revoke ‎your ability to use the FVF ‎Website at any time and ‎for any reason (or no ‎reason). When we modify ‎these Terms and ‎Conditions, we will update ‎the “Effective Date” above.  ‎Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and your use of the FVF Website ‎following the posting of ‎updated terms and conditions constitutes ‎your acceptance of such ‎updated terms and conditions.‎ 

The FVF Website Privacy ‎Policy 

Your use of the FVF ‎Website is subject to the ‎terms and conditions of ‎the FVF Website Privacy ‎Policy (the “Privacy ‎Policy”), which is ‎incorporated by reference ‎into these Terms and ‎Conditions. You should ‎read the Privacy Policy ‎carefully before you use ‎the FVF Website because ‎by using the FVF Website ‎you are agreeing to ‎everything in these Terms ‎and Conditions, including ‎the terms of the Privacy ‎Policy.‎

Children 

FVF does not ‎intentionally collect ‎information, including ‎Personally Identifiable Information ‎‎(“PII”,as described in the ‎Privacy Policy), from children ‎under the age of 13. If you are a parent or ‎guardian of a child under 13 ‎and you think we have ‎inadvertently collected PII ‎from your child, you may ‎instruct us to delete such ‎information by emailing us ‎at: info@flventure.org

Copyright and Trademark ‎Notices 

All content on the FVF ‎Website is copyrighted: ‎copyright © Florida Venture Forum, Inc. 2021, or has ‎been copyrighted by third-‎party content providers (and ‎licensed to FVF), and is ‎protected by the copyright ‎laws of the United States ‎and other countries. All ‎rights reserved. Florida Venture Forum and or logo are trademarks or ‎registered trademarks of Florida Venture Forum, Inc. Other ‎trademarks/logos are the ‎property of their respective ‎owners.‎ 

The FVF Website is only for ‎your personal, educational, ‎noncommercial use. If you ‎download any material for ‎personal use, you must keep ‎all copyright and other notices ‎intact. The right to use such ‎materials is not transferable ‎to any other person or entity. ‎If FVF now or in the ‎future permits users to ‎establish personal accounts ‎on any FVF Website, you are ‎‎(or will be) responsible for all ‎use of your account (under ‎any screen name or ‎password), the protection of ‎any user name and ‎password, and for ensuring ‎that all use of the FVF ‎Website through your account ‎complies fully with the ‎provisions of this Agreement. ‎You may not modify, copy, ‎distribute, transmit, display, ‎perform, reproduce, publish, ‎license, create derivative works from, ‎transfer, or sell any ‎information, or other ‎content, software, products ‎or services obtained from ‎the FVF Website. In ‎addition, the information ‎may not be taken out of ‎context or presented in an ‎unfair, misleading or ‎discriminatory manner. 

Photographs and Videos 

You agree FVF shall own all rights, including copyrights, to any photo or video of you taken or recorded by FVF or its agents at any FVF event or conference, and FVF shall own all rights to use any photo or video you submit to FVF for use on the FVF Website or in marketing and promotion material and communications FVF may post or transmit to the media or other third parties for the purpose of promoting the FVF and its events and conferences.‎ 

Disclaimer 

ALL MATERIALS AND ‎SERVICES ON THE FVF ‎WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ‎‎”AS IS” WITHOUT ‎WARRANTY OF ANY ‎KIND. THE CONTENT ‎PUBLISHED ON THE FVF ‎WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE ‎INACCURACIES OR ‎TYPOGRAPHICAL ‎ERRORS AND FLORIDA VENTURE FORUM, INC. ‎UNDERTAKES NO ‎OBLIGATION TO ‎CORRECT THE SAME. ‎CHANGES ARE ‎PERIODICALLY MADE TO ‎THE INFORMATION ‎HEREIN. FVF AND/OR ‎ITS SUPPLIERS MAY ‎MAKE IMPROVEMENTS ‎AND/OR CHANGES IN ‎THE FVF WEBSITE AT ‎ANY TIME WITHOUT ‎NOTICE. FVF AND/OR ‎ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO ‎REPRESENTATIONS AND, ‎TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ‎ALLOWED BY LAW, ‎DISCLAIM ALL ‎WARRANTIES, EXPRESS ‎OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, ‎BUT NOT LIMITED TO ‎WARRANTIES OF ‎MERCHANTABILITY AND ‎FITNESS FOR A ‎PARTICULAR PURPOSE ‎REGARDING THE ‎SUITABILITY OF THE ‎INFORMATION; THE ‎ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, ‎COMPLETENESS OR ‎TIMELINESS OF THE ‎CONTENT, SERVICES, ‎PRODUCTS, TEXT, ‎GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR ‎OTHER ITEMS ‎CONTAINED WITHIN ‎THESE SITES, OR THE ‎RESULTS OBTAINED ‎FROM ACCESSING AND ‎USING THESE SITES ‎AND/OR THE CONTENT ‎CONTAINED HEREIN. ‎FVF DOES ‎NOT WARRANT THAT ‎THE FVF WEBSITE’S ‎FUNCTIONALITY OR THE ‎MATERIALS WILL BE ‎UNINTERRUPTED OR ‎ERROR-FREE, THAT ‎DEFECTS WILL BE ‎CORRECTED, OR THAT ‎THE FVF WEBSITE, ‎INCLUDING THE ‎HARDWARE THAT MAKES ‎THEM AVAILABLE, ARE ‎FREE OF VIRUSES OR ‎OTHER HARMFUL ‎COMPONENTS. THE ‎USER ASSUMES THE ‎ENTIRE COST OF ALL ‎NECESSARY ‎MAINTENANCE, REPAIR ‎OR CORRECTION TO ANY ‎EQUIPMENT YOU USE TO ‎ACCESS AND USE THE ‎FVF WEBSITE.‎ 

Use of This Site is at ‎Your Own Risk 

The FVF Website may ‎contain advice, opinions and ‎statements of various ‎information providers and ‎content providers. FVF does ‎not represent or endorse the ‎accuracy or reliability of any ‎advice, opinion, statement or ‎other information provided by ‎any information provider or ‎content provider, or any user ‎of these sites or other person ‎or entity. Reliance upon any ‎such opinion, advice, ‎statement, or other ‎information shall also be at ‎your own risk. You agree that ‎neither FVF nor its affiliates, ‎nor any of their respective members, directors, officers, ‎agents, employees, ‎information providers or ‎content providers shall be ‎liable to you or anyone else ‎for any inaccuracy, error, ‎omission, interruption, ‎timeliness, completeness, ‎deletion, defect, failure of ‎performance, computer virus, ‎communication line failure, ‎alteration of, or use of any ‎content herein, regardless of ‎cause, or for any damages ‎resulting therefrom.‎ 

Use of Bulletin Boards, ‎Chat Rooms and Forums 

Certain portions of the FVF ‎Website or FVF conference applications may permit the use ‎by you of Chatrooms, ‎Forums, Bulletin Boards ‎and/or Guestbooks.  FVF does ‎not control or regularly ‎review the messages, ‎information or files delivered ‎to the Guestbooks and/or ‎Bulletin Boards on the FVF ‎Website or any FVF conference application (or “app”), nor does‎ FVF moderate ‎Chatrooms (if any) or Forums ‎‎(if any). It is a condition of ‎your use of the Guestbooks, ‎Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms ‎‎(if any), Forums (if any) ‎‎(collectively, “Public ‎Areas”) and the FVF ‎Website that you do not ‎upload to, post, distribute or ‎transmit to or through these ‎sites any messages, ‎information or materials ‎‎(“User Submission”): (i) that ‎violate or infringe in any way ‎the intellectual or personal ‎rights of others, or which are ‎libelous, defamatory, ‎obscene, pornographic, ‎threatening, abusive, ‎unlawful or would otherwise ‎violate any law, or encourage ‎such conduct, or (ii) that, ‎without the FVF’s express prior ‎written consent, contain ‎advertising or any ‎commercial solicitation. It is ‎also a condition of your use ‎of the Public Areas and the ‎FVF Website and any FVF application that you not ‎post or transmit any material ‎that contains a virus or other ‎harmful component; restrict ‎or inhibit anyone from using ‎and enjoying the bulletin ‎boards.‎ 

FVF has no ‎responsibility for the ‎content of any User ‎Submissions uploaded, ‎posted, distributed, or ‎transmitted by users of the ‎FVF Website or any FVF app, whether via ‎Public Areas or otherwise. ‎However, FVF retains the right, but not ‎the obligation in its sole ‎discretion, to delete or ‎refuse to post any User ‎Submission or third-party ‎content which FVF ‎deems to be objectionable ‎and/or in violation of these ‎Terms and Conditions, or ‎for any other reason. FVF reserves the ‎right to disclose any ‎information as necessary ‎to comply with any law, ‎regulation or governmental ‎request, as provided for in ‎the Privacy Policy.‎ 

By submitting User ‎Submissions, suggestions, ‎and material to any Public ‎Area or other area of any ‎FVF Website or FVF app, you are ‎granting FVF a perpetual ‎royalty-free, worldwide ‎license to reproduce, edit, ‎modify, publish, transmit ‎and display, transmit, create ‎derivative works from, ‎distribute or perform it in ‎whole or in part or ‎incorporate it in any form, ‎medium or technology now ‎known or later developed.‎ 

You agree to indemnify and ‎hold harmless FVF and ‎all of its members, officers, directors,  employees, ‎sponsors, speakers, moderators, panelists, presenting or featured companies, authorized representatives ‎and agents from and against ‎all claims and expenses, ‎including attorneys’ fees, ‎arising out of any User ‎Submissions, messages, ‎information or materials ‎uploaded, posted, ‎distributed, or transmitted to ‎or though the FVF Website or FVF app ‎by you or through your ‎account or any user ID you ‎may establish.‎ 

If such features exist on the ‎FVF Website or FVF app, you agree to ‎send and receive electronic ‎mail, engage in conferences ‎and chats, download and ‎upload files, and otherwise ‎use the FVF Website and FVF app only as ‎permitted by these Terms ‎and Conditions (as the same ‎may be amended from time ‎to time), any additional ‎policies or procedures ‎published in the FVF ‎Website from time to time by ‎FVF, and applicable ‎law.‎ 

Digital Millennium Copyright ‎Act ‎ 

A.‎ Notification. If you are a ‎copyright owner or an agent ‎thereof and believe that any User ‎Submission or other content ‎infringes upon your copyright, ‎you may submit a written ‎notification pursuant to the Digital ‎Millennium Copyright Act ‎‎(“DMCA”) (see 17 U.S.C. ‎‎512(c)(3) for further information) ‎by providing our Copyright Agent ‎‎(listed below) with the following ‎information:  (i) an electronic or ‎physical signature of a person ‎authorized to act on behalf of the ‎owner of an exclusive right that is ‎allegedly infringed; (ii) a ‎description of the copyrighted ‎work claimed to have been ‎infringed or if multiple copyrighted ‎works are covered by a ‎notification, a representative list ‎of such works at our Site; (iii) a ‎description of the location on the ‎FVF Website of the allegedly ‎infringing material(s); (iv) your ‎address, telephone number, and ‎e-mail address; (v) a written ‎statement that you have a good ‎faith belief that use of the ‎material(s) in the manner ‎complained of is not authorized ‎by the copyright owner, its agent, ‎or the law; and (vi) a written ‎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.‎ 

FVF’s designated Copyright ‎Agent contact for notice of claims of ‎infringement is:‎ info@flventure.org 

Notices of alleged copyright ‎infringement should go to the ‎Copyright Agent; any other ‎feedback, comments, requests ‎for technical support, and other ‎communications should be ‎directed to FVF’s customer ‎service at info@flventure.org.  ‎You acknowledge that if you fail ‎to comply with all of the notice ‎requirements of the DMCA, your ‎notice may not be valid. ‎ 

B.‎ Counter-Notification.  If you ‎believe that any User Submission ‎of yours that was removed is not ‎infringing, or that you have the ‎appropriate rights from the ‎copyright owner or third party, or ‎pursuant to the law, to post and ‎use the material in your User ‎Submission, you may send a ‎counter notification containing the ‎following information to the ‎Copyright Agent: (i) your physical ‎or electronic signature; (ii) ‎identification of the material that ‎has been removed or to which ‎access has been disabled and ‎the location at which the material ‎appeared before it was removed ‎or disabled; (iii) a statement ‎‎(under penalty of perjury) that ‎you have a good faith belief that ‎the content was removed or ‎disabled as a result of mistake or ‎a misidentification of the material; ‎and your name, address, ‎telephone number, and e-mail ‎address, along with a statement ‎that you consent to the ‎jurisdiction of the United States ‎federal court in the ‎commonwealth or state you are ‎located or of the United States ‎District Court for the Southern District of Florida ‎and a statement that you will ‎accept service of process from ‎the person who provided ‎notification of the alleged ‎infringement. ‎ 

If a counter notification is ‎received by the Copyright Agent, ‎FVF shall send a copy of such ‎counter notification to the original ‎notifying party.  The original ‎notifying party shall have ten (10) ‎business days to file an action for ‎copyright infringement and seek ‎a court order against the content ‎provider or user posting such ‎material. If no such infringement ‎action is filed within such 10 ‎business days, FVF may, in its ‎sole discretion, reinstate the ‎removed material or cease ‎disabling such material.‎ 

C.‎ In accordance with the ‎DMCA and other applicable law, ‎FVF shall, in appropriate ‎circumstances, terminate access, ‎at FVF’s sole discretion, of any ‎user that FVF finds to be a repeat ‎infringer of others copyrights.  ‎FVF may also, in its sole ‎discretion, limit or fully terminate ‎access to the FVF Website and any FVF app of any ‎user infringing the intellectual ‎property rights of others, ‎regardless of whether such user ‎is repeat offender or not.‎ 

Links to Third-Parties’ ‎Website 

The FVF Website may contain ‎links and pointers to websites ‎maintained by third parties. FVF does not operate ‎or control in any respect any ‎information, products or ‎services on such third-party websites. Third-party links are ‎included solely for the ‎convenience of users, and do ‎not constitute any ‎endorsement by FVF and/or ‎its members, directors, officers, employees, suppliers, presenting companies, featured companies, sponsors, speakers, moderators or panelists. You assume sole ‎responsibility for the use of ‎third-party links, and the ‎disclaimers set forth herein ‎are equally applicable to such ‎third-party websites. Except for ‎such disclaimers, you agree ‎that these Terms and ‎Conditions are not applicable ‎to any website other than the FVF ‎Website. You are strongly ‎encouraged to review any ‎third-party website’s terms of ‎use and privacy policy.‎ 

Third-Party Content 

FVF is a distributor ‎with regard to content ‎supplied by third-party ‎suppliers and users. ‎Therefore, FVF has ‎no more editorial control ‎over such content than a ‎bookstore or newsstand ‎does over the reading ‎materials it sells. 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 FVF.‎ 

Modification 

FVF shall have the ‎right, at its discretion, to ‎change, modify, add or ‎remove provisions from ‎these Terms and Conditions ‎at any time without notice. ‎Changes shall be effective ‎immediately. You agree to ‎review these Terms and ‎Condition periodically. You ‎agree that subsequent use ‎by you of the FVF Website or any FVF app ‎following any such changes ‎shall constitute your ‎acceptance of any such ‎changes. FVF shall have the ‎right at any time to change ‎or discontinue any aspect of ‎any FVF Website or any FVF app, including, ‎but not limited to, the Public ‎Areas, content, hours of ‎availability and equipment ‎needed for access to use.‎ 

Indemnity/Limitation of ‎Liability 

UNDER NO ‎CIRCUMSTANCES, ‎INCLUDING, BUT NOT ‎LIMITED TO, ‎NEGLIGENCE, SHALL ‎FLORIDA VENTURE FORUM, OR ITS ‎AFFILIATES, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE ‎FOR ANY DIRECT, ‎INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, ‎SPECIAL OR ‎CONSEQUENTIAL ‎DAMAGES THAT RESULT ‎FROM THE USE OF, OR ‎THE INABILITY TO USE, ‎THE FVF WEBSITE OR ‎THE CONTENT ‎CONTAINED THEREIN. ‎YOU SPECIFICALLY ‎ACKNOWLEDGE AND ‎AGREE THAT FVF AND SUCH RELATED PARTIES ARE NOT ‎LIABLE FOR ANY ‎CONDUCT OF ANY USER ‎OF THE FVF WEBSITE.‎ 

AS A CONDITION OF USE ‎OF THE FVF WEBSITE AND ANY FVF APP, ‎YOU AGREE TO HOLD ‎HARMLESS AND ‎INDEMNIFY FVF AND ITS ‎AFFILIATES, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND ‎SUPPLIERS FROM AND ‎WITH RESPECT TO ANY ‎AND ALL LIABILITIES, ‎EXPENSES (INCLUDING ‎ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND ‎DAMAGES ARISING OUT ‎OF CLAIMS RESULTING ‎FROM YOUR USE OF THE ‎FVF WEBSITE, INCLUDING ‎WITHOUT LIMITATION ‎ANY CLAIMS ALLEGING ‎FACTS THAT, IF TRUE, ‎WOULD CONSTITUTE A ‎BREACH BY YOU OF ‎THESE TERMS AND ‎CONDITIONS. IF YOU ARE ‎DISSATISFIED WITH ANY ‎FVF ‎MESSAGES, ‎INFORMATION OR ‎MATERIAL ON ANY OF ‎THE FVF WEBSITE, OR ‎WITH ANY OF FVF TERMS ‎AND CONDITIONS, YOUR ‎SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE ‎REMEDY IS TO ‎DISCONTINUE USING THE ‎FVF WEBSITE.‎ 

Exclusions and ‎Limitations; Consumer ‎Protection Notice.‎ 

If you are a consumer, ‎the provisions in these ‎Terms and Conditions ‎are intended to be only ‎as broad and inclusive as ‎is permitted by the laws ‎of your state of ‎residence. Certain states, ‎like New Jersey, have ‎heightened consumer ‎protection laws that may ‎make certain terms of ‎these Terms of ‎Conditions inapplicable ‎to you. Specifically, if you ‎are a New Jersey ‎consumer, the certain ‎terms do not limit or ‎waive your rights as a ‎consumer under New ‎Jersey law and the ‎provisions in these ‎Terms and Conditions ‎are intended to be only ‎as broad and inclusive as ‎is permitted by the laws ‎of the State of New ‎Jersey.  No provision of ‎these Terms and ‎Conditions shall limit or ‎waive your rights as a ‎consumer under the law ‎of your state of ‎residence. In any event, ‎FVF reserves all rights, ‎defenses and ‎permissible limitations ‎under the law of your ‎state of residence.‎ 

General 

The validity, applicability and ‎interpretation of these Terms ‎and Conditions, is governed ‎by the laws of the State of Florida. By entering ‎any FVF Website, each ‎entrant (and if the entrant is ‎under 18 years of age, the ‎entrant’s parent or legal ‎guardian) agrees: (i) to be ‎bound by these Terms and ‎Conditions and FVF’s Privacy ‎Policy. Any claims relating to ‎any FVF website must be resolved in ‎the state or federal courts of Florida.‎ 

FVF reserves ‎the right to deny ‎access to the FVF ‎Website to anyone at ‎any time.‎ 

These Terms and ‎Conditions, and any ‎rights and licenses ‎granted hereunder, ‎may not be transferred ‎or assigned by you, but ‎may be assigned by ‎FVF without restriction.  ‎Assignments made ‎without FVF’s consent ‎are void.‎ 

Service Contact 

Contact info@flventure.org ‎with questions or concerns ‎regarding the FVF Website.‎ 

Any rights not expressly granted ‎to User herein are reserved to Florida Venture Forum, Inc.