Terms for using Vested

Last Updated: October 28, 2019

Important

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS OF USE ("Terms of Use" or the "Agreement") BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE OTHER PROPERTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW), AS THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.


Vested, Inc. (“Vested’) provides tools and content relating to startup companies.


1.1 Agreement


When you (the “User”) access our website at https://vested.co and/or our blog (https://vested.co/blog), you're agreeing to be bound by the following Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.


2. Obligations


You must be 18 or older to access our website.


2.1 Eligibility


Vested is intended solely for individuals who are 18 or older. Any access to or use of Vested by anyone under 18 is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of these Terms of Use. By accessing or using Vested, you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.


You will keep your user name and password a secret.


You will not share your account with anyone else.


2.2 Your Access


In order to access certain features of Vested, you must register to create an account ("User Account"). When you register, you will be asked to choose a password, which you will be required to use to access your User Account. Vested has physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to guard Users' non-public personal information (see Privacy Policy)


You are responsible for safeguarding your password and other User Account information. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party and you will notify Vested immediately if your password is lost or stolen or if you suspect any unauthorized use of your User Account. As a User you agree that you shall be solely responsible for any activities or actions under your User Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions.


You agree that the information you provide to us on account registration through our website will be true, accurate, current, and complete.


2.3 Alerts, Notifications and Service Communications


By creating a User Account, you automatically sign up for various types of alerts via e-mail. When logged in, you may customize, modify and in some cases deactivate alerts by adjusting the settings accordingly.


We never include your password in these communications, but we may include your name, or email address. Anyone with access to your e-mail will be able to view these alerts.


You may unsubscribe from marketing oriented emails at any time.


3. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability


Vested cannot be held responsible for any financial insights or recommendations provided to Users.


3.1 Legal Liability


You agree and understand that your use of Vested is for informational and educational purposes purposes only and is not intended to provide legal, tax or financial planning advice. Vested shall not be liable for decisions or actions you take or authorize third parties to take on your behalf based on information you receive as a User of Vested or information you otherwise see on our website.


3.2 Disclaimer Warranties


Your use of Vested's Website, and the personal information you provide is at your sole discretion and risk. Vested's Website and all materials, information, products and services included therein, are provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis without warranties of any kind from Vested.


VESTED EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO VESTED’S WEBSITE, CONTENT AND/OR USER INFORMATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.


VESTED DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED:


  • REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS AND PERFORMANCE OF VESTED’S WEBSITE, CONTENT AND/OR USER INFORMATION;
  • THAT VESTED’S WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED;
  • THAT VESTED’S WEBSITE WILL BE FREE FROM ELECTRONIC VIRUSES;
  • OR REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE OF OR ACCURACY, QUALITY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY VESTED ON ITS WEBSITE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

No guidance or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Vested's Website, shall create any warranty not expressly stated in this Agreement. If you choose to rely on such information, you do so solely at your own risk.


Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties. Accordingly, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.


3.3 Limitation of Liability


IN NO EVENT SHALL VESTED OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF VESTED, CONTENT AND/OR USER INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR UTILITY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED AS PART OF OR THROUGH VESTED OR FOR ANY INVESTMENT DECISIONS MADE ON THE BASIS OF SUCH INFORMATION, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT VESTED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION AND IN NO EVENT SHALL VESTED’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED U.S. $100.


4. Termination


Each of us can end this agreement at any time.


You may terminate your User Account via the website settings, or request termination of your User Account at any time and for any reason by sending an email to support@vested.co


We may terminate or suspend your access to Vested, in our sole discretion, at any time for any reason without notice to you. Further, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms of Use has occurred, we may take any other corrective action we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use. We may seek to gather information from a user who is suspected of violating these Terms of Use (or from any other user) and you agree to provide us with such information. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting, publishing, or otherwise making available any User information, emails, or other materials that are believed to violate these Terms of Use.


Any suspension, termination, or cancellation shall not affect your obligations to Vested under these Terms of Use (including but not limited to ownership, indemnification, and limitation of liability), which by their sense and context are intended to survive such suspension, termination, or cancellation.


5. Dispute Resolution


If there is a legal dispute, it will take place in Massachusetts Courts under Massachusetts Law.


You agree that these Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S.A. excluding that body of law pertaining to conflict of laws. Any legal action or proceeding arising under these Terms of Use will be brought exclusively in courts located in Boston, Massachusetts, and the parties hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein.


6. Vested "Dos" and "Don'ts"


Vested grants you a license to use our website so long as you comply with all of our rules.


6.1 Dos.


You agree you will:


  • Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
  • Provide accurate information to us, whether reported directly or through a third party who you authorize, and keep it updated;
  • Use the services solely for your personal, non-commercial use;
  • Use your real name on your profile and keep your password confidential;
  • Use the Services in a professional manner;
  • Privately disclose any issues or security vulnerabilities found within the website to support@vested.co

6.2 Don'ts.


You agree you won't:


  • Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of Vested or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or User information;
  • Upload, email, transmit, provide, or otherwise make available:
    • any User information which you do not have the lawful right to use, copy, transmit, display, or make available (including any User information that would violate any confidentiality or fiduciary obligations that you might have with respect to the User information); or
    • any User information that infringes the intellectual property rights of, or violates the privacy rights of, any third-party (including without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right, moral right, or right of publicity); or
    • unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation; or
    • any personal information that is unlawful, obscene, harmful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or hateful, or that contain objects or symbols of hate, invade the privacy of any third-party, contain nudity, are deceptive, threatening, abusive, inciting of unlawful action, or are otherwise objectionable in the sole discretion of Vested; or
    • any personal information that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to (i) interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software; or (ii) interfere with the access of any user, host or network, including without limitation overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing, or sending a virus to Vested; or
    • any personal information that includes code that is hidden or otherwise surreptitiously contained within the User information;
  • Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Vested name, trademark, URL or product name;
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting, or in any way use Vested to send altered, deceptive, or false source- identifying information;
  • Interfere with or disrupt (or attempt to interfere with or disrupt) any Vested web page, server, or network, or the technical delivery systems of Vested's providers, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to Vested.
  • Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Vested system or network or breach or impair or circumvent any security or authentication measures protecting Vested;
  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse-engineer any of the software used to provide Vested;
  • Attempt to access, search, or meta-search Vested or content thereon with any engine, software, tool, agent, device, or mechanism other than software and/or search agents provided by Vested or other generally available third- party web browsers, including without limitation any software that sends queries to Vested to determine how a website or web page ranks;
  • Violate the terms of service or any other rule or agreement applicable to you or Vested's inclusion in, reference to, or relationship with any third party or third-party site or service, or your use of any such third-party site or service;
  • Collect or store personal information about other users without their express permission;
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, through pretexting or some other form of social engineering, or commit fraud;
  • Solicit any User for any investment or other commercial or promotional transaction;
  • Violate any applicable law, regulation, or ordinance;
  • Scrape or copy information through any means (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work);

Use, launch, or permit to be used any automated system, including without limitation "robots," "crawlers," or "spiders"; or Copy or use the information, content or data on Vested in connection with a competitive service (as determined by Vested); Monitor Vested's availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purposes

  • Use Vested or content thereon in any manner not permitted by these Terms of Use
  • Copyrighted Materials: No Unauthorized Use. If you become aware of misuse of Vested or content thereon by any person, please contact Vested to report any abuse. Vested has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination of Accounts of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders.

7. General Terms


Some other important details about the Agreement


In the event that any provision in these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. The failure of a party to enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. You may not assign this Agreement (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of Vested, and any prohibited assignment will be null and void.


Vested may assign this Terms of Use Agreement or any rights hereunder without your consent. The relationship of the parties under these Terms of Use is that of independent contractors, and these Terms of Use will not be construed to imply that either party is the agent, employee, or joint venture of the other.


We reserve the right to change this Agreement by posting a revised Terms of Use and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree with these changes, you must stop using Vested.


You agree the only way to provide us legal notice is at the address provided in Section 9.4.


8. International Use


Vested is only for use in the United States


8.1 Vested is only available for use in the United States. We make no representation that Vested is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Similarly, we make no representations that accessing Vested from locations outside the United States is legal or permissible by local law. If you access Vested from areas outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are yourself responsible for compliance with local laws.


9. Miscellaneous


This Agreement takes priority over previous agreements


9.1 Integration & Severability


This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and us with respect to Vested, and your use of our website, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.



9.2 Communication


You agree that these Terms of Use and the rules, restrictions, and policies contained herein, and Vested's enforcement thereof, are not intended to confer and do not confer any rights or remedies on any person other than you and Vested. These Terms of Use together with the Vested's Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between Vested and you with respect to the subject matter hereof. Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given by (a) Vested via email (in each case to the address that you provide), or (b) you via email to support@vested.co or to such other addresses as Vested may specify in writing. The date of receipt shall be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.



9.3 Feedback


Your feedback is welcome and encouraged. You may submit feedback by emailing us at support@vested.co. You agree, however, that (i) by submitting unsolicited ideas to Vested or any of its employees or representatives, by any medium, including but not limited to email, written, or oral communication, you automatically forfeit your right to any intellectual property rights in such ideas; and (ii) such unsolicited ideas automatically become the property of Vested. You hereby assign and agree to assign all rights, title, and interest you have in such feedback and ideas to Vested together with all intellectual property rights therein. In addition, you warrant that all moral rights in any feedback have been waived, and you do hereby waive any such moral rights.


9.4 Questions


This document constitutes Vested's complete Terms of Use for Vested and related services.


If you have questions about these Terms of Use or about Vested or content thereon, please contact Vested at support@vested.co.


You can also contact Vested by phone at 617-237-0350 or via physical mail at:


Vested Inc

Second Floor (UnderscoreVC)

45 School St

Boston, MA 02108