Terms of Service

We (Venture Cup) run competitions with the purpose of developing Ideas to successful Startups. We do this via a brilliant digital platform, Idea Hunt, and we would love it if you use it to develop your idea or share your thoughts to other entrepreneurs and the community. We highly recommend you to be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items (like spam, viruses, or serious threats of violence) appear in the material you submit to our platform. If you find an user that you believe violate these Terms of Service, please contact info@venturecup.se. The Agreement The following terms and conditions govern all use of the www.venturecup.ideahunt.io website and thereby all content, services, and products available at or through the website (taken together, our “Services”). Our Services are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, our Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time by us (collectively, the “Agreement”). You agree that we may automatically upgrade our Services, and these terms will apply to any upgrades. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using our Services. By accessing or using any part of our services, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access or use any of our services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by us, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. Our Services are not directed to children younger than 13, and access and use of our Services is only offered to users 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, please do not register to use our Services. Any person who registers as a user or provides their personal information to our Services represents that they are 13 years of age or older. Use of our Services requires an VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io account. You agree to provide us with complete and accurate information when you register for an account. You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occur under your username. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.

1. Responsibility of VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io Users.

Your VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io Account. If you create an Idea to any of our competitions, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the idea. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your idea, your account, or any other breaches of security. We will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate an idea, comment on an idea, post material to VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io, post links on VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct. That is the case regardless of what form the Content takes, which includes, but is not limited to; text, photo, video, audio, or code. By using VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io, you represent and warrant that your Content and conduct do not violate these terms. Venture Cup and all of its affiliated companies respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users and content partners to do the same. The unauthorized posting, reproduction, copying, distribution, modification, public display or public performance of copyrighted works constitutes infringement of the copyright owner’s rights. As a condition of your use of Venture Cup, you agree not to use any Venture Cup sites to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. We will terminate the accounts of any Venture Cup Users, and block access to Venture Cup Sites of any Users who are repeat infringers of the copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, of others. We reserve the right to take these actions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, and without any liability to the User who is terminated or to the User whose access is blocked. If you believe that your copyrighted work or trademark has been uploaded, posted or copied to Venture Cup and is accessible on Venture Cup in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please provide properly constituted notice to info@venturecup.se, including the exact location of the infringing content, your basis for claiming ownership, your full contact information and a screenshot of the reported infringement. Any such communication we receive shall not be confidential or privileged in any way. You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide licence and right to use the Content on our site(s) and use, copy, distribute, amend and disclose to third parties your Content as described in these terms and Venture Cup’s Privacy Policy. Our license to your Content ends when you delete your Content, except for your Content that has been shared with others on the site(s) and has not been deleted by the other user(s) in question. Copies of your Content may persist for some time after you delete it due to caching, back-ups and other technical aspects of running the site(s). You warrant that you have and continue to have all necessary rights, licenses, permission and consent to provide your Content to our site(s). You warrant that none of your Content, including but not limited to anything provided as Application Question Responses contains any confidential information, and that all of your Content is non-confidential and publicly available. We may be required to inspect your Content on the site(s) to confirm compliance with the terms, which will not constitute monitoring of your Content. We will not have been put on notice of any of your Content by virtue of having the rights set out in the terms or for any other reason. Any information that we may obtain from reading your Content will be treated in accordance with the then current version of our Privacy Policy. You warrant that Content is and will be true and accurate. You warrant that your Content complies with applicable law in the Sweden and/or in any country from which you provide your Content. By participating in an idea campaign you give the campaigner rights to contact you via e-mail outside of the Idea Hunt service. Advertisements. We reserve the right to use your idea in advertisements for Venture Cup. Obviously we will not reveal any intangible assets in such advertisements.

2. Responsibility of Visitors.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material posted to our Services, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating our Services, we do not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful, or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Our Services may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. Our Services may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of our Services, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

3. Content Posted on Other Websites.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io links, and that link to VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io. We do not have any control over those non-VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io websites, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io website, we do not represent or imply that it endorses such website. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io websites and webpages.

4. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.

As we ask others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify us. We will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. We will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of ours or others. In the case of such termination, We will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to us.

5. Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from us to you any of our, or third party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with us. Venture Cup, VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io, the Venture Cup logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io or our Services, are trademarks or registered trademarks of ours or our licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with our Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of our Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of ours or third-party trademarks.

6. Changes.

We are constantly updating our Services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our Services are offered. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on one of our idea campaigns, or by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new terms will take effect. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using our Services within the designated notice period. Your continued use of our Services will be subject to the new terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.

7. Termination.

We may terminate your access to all or any part of our Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your VentureCup.IdeaHunt.io account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using our Services. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties.

Our Services are provided “as is.” We and our suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither us nor our suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that our Services will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, our Services at your own discretion and risk.

9. Limitation of Liability.

In no event will we, or our suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; We will have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

10. General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of our Services will be in strict accordance with the our Privacy Policy, with this Agreement, and with all applicable laws and regulations and (ii) your use of our Services will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

11. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless, as well as our contractors, our licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of our Services, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

12. Miscellaneous.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Venture Cup, or by the posting by Venture Cup of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of our Services will be governed by Sweden, excluding its conflict of law provisions and the proper venue for any dispute arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the District Court of Stockholm, Sweden. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; We may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

13. The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.

The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) is a financier of this activity which you are able to participate in via [sponsor]. It’s important to us to monitor and evaluate how well the actions we finance work, and the contribution they make. One of the best ways of establishing this is to ask those who participated in the activity. We are therefore requesting your contact details so that we can contact you in the future. To be able to produce the statistics that we are tasked with reporting, we also need your enterprise’s corporate identity number. If you are participating as a private individual, we need your personal identity number instead. You are under no obligation to provide this information. The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, or the party that we contract as the processor of personal data on our behalf, will only use the information you provide to monitor and evaluate our activities. Statistics and any results from evaluations will be published in the form of depersonalised data in reports and the Agency’s annual report. The statistics will be requisitioned from Statistics Sweden (SCB) and consist of sex, foreign background, and age. SCB only releases depersonalised data and it will be impossible for us to link these details to you personally. This personal data is particularly important for us to have because we see diversity as an asset and an important issue for the future. In our view, it’s important to utilise all of our community’s resources, and we believe that diversity in Sweden’s economy contributes to more sustainable growth. If you would like to know what personal data about you is processed by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, you can write to us with your request at: Tillväxtverket Personuppgiftsansvarig Box 4044 SE-102 61 Stockholm SWEDEN If you want to request a correction to erroneous or misleading data that we have about you, you can contact us at the same address.

14. Information to and from Venture Cup’s partners

You agree to give Venture Cup and Venture Cup’s partners the possibility to distribute relevant information and offers to you. If you study or have studied at any of Venture Cup’s Academic Partners Venture Cup have the rights to distribute your contact information to those Partners.

15. Trusted user

As a trusted user of the system you agree on Venture Cup’s non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Trusted user means that you will be able to see non-public fields in idea descriptions and non-public feedback from other Trusted users and admins. Venture Cup have the full right to decide which users that will be promoted to trusted users and will contact these individually.

16. Confidentiality agreement and ethical commitment