TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Last Updated on June 24, 2017


Revolution LLC (“Revolution”) is providing this website www.riseofrest.com (the “Site”), as an information service and platform for RISE OF THE REST® activities (“ROTR”). By accessing the Site, or using the information, tools, and features located on it (“Site Content”), you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) as they may be amended from time to time. It is your responsibility to be aware of, and to observe, these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. You also represent that you are 18 years or older and are legally competent in your home jurisdiction to agree to these Terms. 

We may terminate, change, restrict, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Site, or your access to it, at any time without notice or liability to you. We may also change these Terms at any time without notice or liability to you, so you should check these Terms before you use the Site.  However, if we make material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by email or by posting a revised version of the Terms on the Site.  You understand and agree that your continued access to or use of the Site after the effective date of modifications to the Terms indicates your acceptance of the modifications.

  1. Your Content

We host ROTR pitch competitions from time to time.  If you are applying for such pitch competition, you must submit certain business, strategic and financial information for our evaluation.  While we endeavor to maintain such submitted information confidential, we do not guarantee confidentiality with respect to such information.  As such, you should not submit any information or materials that you consider trade secrets, confidential or proprietary. 

We receive unsolicited business plans from time to time. But any information or materials that you consider trade secrets, confidential, or proprietary should not be submitted to us. Absent an express written agreement to the contrary, any information or materials that you provide to us on an unsolicited basis will not be considered confidential or proprietary and will not be returned or safeguarded.

We reserve the right to turn down pitch applications and investment opportunities in our sole discretion. We receive many similar plans and ideas, and your idea may already have been submitted to us or be under consideration by us. We are not limited or restricted in any way from pursuing opportunities with others.

If you submit to us via the Site any business, strategic and financial information or any communication, including without limitation comments, blog posts, messages, uploaded files, or inputted data (individually or collectively "Your Content") to the Site, you represent and warrant that you own or have all rights necessary to share Your Content with us as described in these Terms. Subject to the foregoing paragraph, you also hereby grant to us a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit Your Content, in all media now known or developed in the future. You hereby waive all rights to any claim against us for royalties or other payments or for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with Your Content. If you claim rights in any of Your Content that you feel was not properly submitted to us, please contact us as set out below.

We reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate Your Content from time to time at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you. 

Our personal information collection, storage, and use policies with respect to the Site are set forth in our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms by reference for all purposes.

  1. Use of the Site

Subject to these Terms, you may access, view, use, and display the Site and Site Content on your computer or other Internet-capable device for your own, noncommercial purposes, if you comply fully with these Terms. You may not copy or display for redistribution to third parties any portion of the Site or the Site Content without our prior written permission.

You agree not to, and will not assist, encourage, or enable others to:

  1. No Solicitation or Investment Advice

The purpose of the Site is limited to providing you with general information about our services and philosophy and providing a platform for ROTR activities. We do not render or offer to render investment advice through the Site. Nothing on the Site constitutes or forms a part of any offer for sale or subscription of, or any invitation to offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities or other financial instruments, nor should it or any part of it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract or commitment whatsoever. We may only transact business or render investment advice in those jurisdictions where we are appropriately registered or licensed or where we are otherwise excluded or exempted from registration or licensing requirements.

  1. Information on the Site

We make no representations or warranties that any information contained on the Site, whether posted by us or third parties, is accurate or that there has been no change in that information since the date first posted. Certain places on the Site may contain information created and published by persons or entities independent of us. We do not endorse, approve, certify, or control these materials. In addition, we do not guarantee or assume responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information in any material on the Site. Use of that information is voluntary, and you should rely on it only after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Finally, reference in the Site to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply our endorsement, recommendation, or favoring.

  1. Third-Party Sites
    As a convenience to you, we may provide links from the Site to websites operated by other entities, including websites of ROTR companies, portfolio companies and websites that publish blogs written by Revolution personnel. We make no warranty or representation regarding any material or information in websites linked to or from the Site or any of the products or services described or offered for sale on those websites, and we do not endorse or accept any responsibility for the information, material, products, or services offered on those websites. The content published in blogs written by our personnel does not necessarily represent our positions, strategies, or opinions, regardless of whether or not we provide links to these blogs on the Site. Links do not imply that any linked website is authorized to use any trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, or copyrighted property of Revolution or any of our affiliates.
  2. Intellectual Property

As between you and us, you own Your Content.  We own all rights, title, and interest in and to the Site, all the content other than Your Content (including without limitation all text, audio, photographs, images, renderings, RSS feeds, podcasts, reports, charts, logos, widgets, gadgets, applets, and video), software, code, data and other materials available on the Site (collectively, the “Site Content”), the look and feel, design and organization of the Site, and the compilation of the Site Content. Your use of the Site does not grant to you ownership or title of, in, or to any Site Content or any other part of the Site.

Revolution has registered the marks REVOLUTION, REVOLUTION GROWTH, RISE OF THE REST and the distinctive "r" logo with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and claims trademark rights to these and other marks containing REVOLUTION, RISE OF THE REST and the distinctive “r” logo. The trademarks associated with other companies that are published on the Site, including those of our portfolio, are owned by their respective owners. Trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos that are displayed on the Site may not be used unless authorized expressly on the Site, in these Terms, or by the applicable owner.

  1. Assumption of Risk and Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of the Site and Site Content is at your sole risk. Neither we nor any of our directors, officers, members, employees, agents, or content or service providers warrant that use of the Site will be uninterrupted or error free. In addition, although the information provided to you on the Site is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, neither we nor any of our directors, officers, members, employees, agents, or content or service providers make any warranty as to (i) the results that may be obtained from your use of the Site or Site Content, (ii) the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information on the Site, or (iii) the reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other materials displayed on, or distributed through, the Site.

The information, products, and services on the Site are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. We hereby disclaim any and all representations, warranties, and conditions, whether express or implied, including without limitation those of noninfringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose.

  1. Limitation of Damages

In no event, including without limitation negligence, are we, or any of our directors, officers, employees, members, agents, affiliates, or content or service providers (collectively, the “Protected Entities”) liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, the use of, or the inability to use, the Site or Site Content, your provision of information or content via the Site, lost business or lost sales, even if a Protected Entity has been specifically advised of the possibility of those damages.

  1. Events

Acceptance of TermsAs used below, the term “ROTR Event” means an event, competition, gathering, promotion, meet-up or the like that is organized or hosted by Revolution or its affiliates.  In order to participate or attend a ROTR Event you must agree to the terms in this section.  If you find that you cannot or will not agree to such terms, please do not apply for a pitch competition, RSVP to or attend any ROTR Event.  If you apply for a pitch competition or RSVP to any ROTR Event through the Site, you signal that you have read, understand and agree to these event terms.

Photos/Videos Waiver.  Revolution and its representatives sometimes take photos and videos at ROTR Events, and later use them for promotional purposes.  By participating or attending any ROTR Event, you irrevocably grant Revolution and its  licensees, the perpetual, exclusive and unencumbered rights to:

Assumption of risk/release of liability/indemnity.  You (for yourself, your heirs, personal representatives, or assigns, and anyone else who might make a claim on your behalf) hereby release, waive, discharge and convent not to sue Revolution and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, funds, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees, contractors, vendors, sponsors and volunteers from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, losses or expenses (including court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees) which may arise out of, result from, or related in any way to your attendance at any ROTR Event, except for any gross negligence or willful misconduct on Revolution’s part.

You further agree to indemnify and hold Revolution, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, funds, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees, contractors and representatives harmless, including costs, liabilities and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to, related to, or connected with your attendance or conduct at any ROTR Event.

  1. Administrative Terms

These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and us with regard to the Site. These Terms and our relationship with you are governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflict-of-law provisions. Any cause of action that may arise under these Terms must be brought in the appropriate court in the District of Columbia, and you submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located there. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in that provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.

  1. Contact Us

We welcome your questions and comments about these Terms. Please feel free to contact us by sending an email to riseoftherest@revolution.com.

 

PRIVACY POLICY
Revolution knows your privacy is important to you, and it is important to us too. This Privacy Policy explains the types of information we collect through www.riseoftherest.com (the “Site”), how we will use it, and how we plan to protect such information once it is collected. Please review this Privacy Policy to make sure you understand how any personal information you provide us will be handled.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by posting the changed Privacy Policy on this page. However, if we make material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a revised version of the Privacy Policy on the Site.  You understand and agree that your continued access to or use of the Site after the effective date of modifications to the Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the modifications

If you are a non U.S. user of the Site, by visiting the Site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your Personal Information (as defined below) may be processed for the purposes identified in the Privacy Policy.  In addition, your Personal Information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.  By providing your data, you consent to such transfer.

What Information Do We Collect On The Site?
We collect two general types of information from Site users: (1) nonpersonal information concerning the use of the Site and (2) personal information that identifies or can be used to identify or contact an individual.

Nonpersonal Information: As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your browser type and IP address when you visit the Site. In addition, we may use standard tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, local shared objects, and pixel tags) and website analytics tools to monitor and better understand user behavior on the Site. Data captured may include, for example, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the country from which you are conducting your browsing session, the next website you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site. Such data does not identify you personally.

Personal Information: Personal Information means information that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, email address, city and any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to your Personal Information.

How Do We Use Your Information?
We use the Nonpersonal Information collected about Site visits, including the pages you view, information you search for, and the average time spent on the Site, in the aggregate to better understand our audience and increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Site. Aggregate information is anonymous.

We consider the Personal Information that we receive to be confidential. We will not use your Personal Information without your consent, except for our newsletters and marketing materials and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Sharing With Third Parties
We generally do not share Personal Information collected through the Site. We may, however, share your Personal Information (i) with trusted third parties who provide services to us, (ii) as required by law and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or those of third parties, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or other illegality, or to comply with a court order or other legal process, or (iii) in connection with a corporate change affecting us or our affiliates, including without limitation a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, or dissolution transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets.

In addition, the third parties that support our website analytics tools may be able to view aggregate Site usage information that we obtain.

Security
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of Personal Information in our care, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

Links To Third-Party Web Sites
Our Site may contain links, banners, widgets, or advertisements that lead to other websites, including personal blogs written or edited by members of our staff. We are not responsible for these other websites, and so their privacy policies (not this Privacy Policy) will govern the collection and use of your information on them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those websites to understand how your information is treated there.

Changing or Deleting Your Personal Information. You may change any of your Personal Information in your account by editing your profile within your account or by sending an e-mail to us at the e-mail address set forth below.  You may request us to delete your Personal Information, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, but please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements).  When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.  

Consent To Processing
The Site and this Privacy Policy are intended to comply with U.S. law. By providing personal information on the Site, you consent to the transmission and collection and processing of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and U.S. law.

Contact Us
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please feel free to contact us by sending an email to riseoftherest@revolution.com


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