Terms and Conditions

Seattle Entrepreneurship Club This Agreement was last revised on July 23, 2017.


Welcome to www.seattlestartup.org, the website of Seattle Entrepreneurship Club

(SEC, “we,” or “us”). SEC provides information and resources to promote entrepreneurialism, networking and career development among Chinese professionals in Seattle and mainland China. This document explains the terms and conditions for using our web site (the “Internet Service”) and participating in events presented, sponsored, or promoted by SEC (“Events”) (collectively “the Service”). By accessing or using our Service, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement” or “Terms of Use”) and have read and understood our current Privacy Policy , whether or not you are a registered member of SEC. We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time and without notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to this Agreement on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service.

USE OF OUR SERVICE

SEC grants you permission to use the Service as set forth in this Agreement, provided that: (i) you are at least 18 years of age; (ii) you will not copy, distribute, or disclose any part of the Service in any medium; (iii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Service other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Service for its intended purpose; (iv) you will use the Service for your own personal, non-commercial use only; and (v) you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and our Privacy Policy.
In order to access some features of the Service, including the membership area, you must become a member of SEC and create an account on the Service. If you join SEC and register as a member on the Service, you represent that your registration information is truthful, accurate and complete. You may never use another User’s account without permission. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify SEC immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although SEC will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you shall be liable for the losses of SEC or others due to such unauthorized use.
By providing SEC your email address, you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including among other things to notify you of any security breach, instead of postal mail. You may not opt out of Service-related e-mails. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, including newsletters and notices of upcoming events. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by updating your subscription preference in SEC website.


You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., that accesses the Internet Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the SEC servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Service for any commercial solicitation purposes except as expressly permitted herein.


SEC may permanently or temporarily terminate, suspend, or otherwise refuse to permit your access to the Service without notice and liability, if, in SEC’s sole determination, you violate any of the Agreement, including the following prohibited actions; (i) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Internet Service; (ii) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (iii) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Internet Service; (iv) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (v) interfering with the proper working of the Service; or, (vi) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service. Upon termination for any reason, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.


You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Service. SEC is not a party to such interactions and disclaims all liability arising therefrom.

Our Proprietary Rights. The Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, data, graphics, illustrations, logos, photographs, audio, videos and music (the “Content”), and all Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) related thereto, are the exclusive property of SEC and its licensors. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create an assignment, transfer, or license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any materials or content accessible on the Service. Use of the materials on the Service for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement is strictly prohibited.
For the purposes of this Agreement, ¡°Intellectual Property Rights¡± means all patent rights, copyright rights, mask work rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, personal license to use the Service. SEC reserves all rights not expressly granted herein in the Service. SEC may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason.

Displaying Our Emblem. If SEC provides an emblem or logo (“Emblem”) and written consent, then you are granted the nonexclusive, worldwide right and license to publicly display our Emblem on your website. The Emblem may not be altered or merged with other emblems or trademarks. If SEC requires you to remove the Emblem and stop using it for any reason, you will immediately do so.

Linking to Our Site. You may not display our Content within a frame or border, or “deep link” or harvest Content from below our top-most URL. You may link to the home page of our website. You will remove any such link that we find objectionable promptly upon request.

Privacy. We care about the privacy of our Users. Please view our Privacy Policy in SEC website. By using the Service, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

EVENTS

SEC presents and sponsors Events to provide education, career development, and networking opportunities to its members and the community. Our Events listing offers information about upcoming events sponsored by SEC. ALL EVENT INFORMATION, DESCRIPTIONS, AND PRICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” and “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. SEC is not responsible for any loss, damage, liability, expense or other problem or cost that you may incur or that may arise as a result of any Event, the content of the Event, the Event being cancelled, or as a result of, or any change in, the subject matter, location, or time of the Event, or change in the speakers, panelists, participants, facilities, or equipment used for the Event.

All Event reservations are subject to our approval and acceptable payment methods or terms. Unless otherwise agreed, prices are payable in U.S. dollars by major credit card, certified check or money order. Prices and availability of items are subject to change without notice. Event reservation or membership purchases may be cancelled within three days of purchase for a full refund or to the extent allowed by applicable law.

SUBMISSIONS

We may invite you to submit your news or comments of interest to the SEC community (“Submissions”) for possible publication or use on our site, in our newsletters, or elsewhere. All Submissions you submit or offer to SEC shall become and remain the exclusive property of SEC and you relinquish all rights to such Submissions. SEC may use the Submissions in any medium and for any purpose worldwide, without obtaining your specific consent. You hereby grant us permission to use the name of any person and/or entity identified as the submitter of the Submission in connection with the Submission. SEC is under no obligation to use or publish your Submissions, to pay to you any compensation for any Submissions submitted, or to respond to any of your Submissions. SEC reserves the right to edit your Submissions in its sole discretion.
In connection with each Submission, you affirm, represent and warrant the following:
a. You are at least 18 years of age, and are fully able and competent to enter into this Agreement.
b. You have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the Submission to use such person¡¯s name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Service and this Agreement, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use.
c. Your Submission and SEC’s use thereof as contemplated by this Agreement and the Service will not violate any applicable law or infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, privacy rights and rights of publicity.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND SERVICES

SEC may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by SEC. SEC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services. In addition, SEC will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party website or service. By using the Internet Service, you expressly relieve SEC from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website or services or third party owned content. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware of when you leave the Internet Service, and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any third-party website or service that you visit.

WARRANTIES & LIABILITIES

Disclaimer of Warranty. THIS SERVICE (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, COMMUNICATIONS, FEATURES, SERVICES, AND EVENTS) MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES, ERRORS AND DEFECTS AND IS PROVIDED AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SEC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD.
SEC DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SEC SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND SEC WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.


Limitation of Liability. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SEC, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SERVICE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SEC BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, SEC ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT; (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICE; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE; AND/OR (VII) USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF SEC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
The Service is controlled from its facilities in the United States. SEC makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

Sole Remedy. IN ANY EVENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY LIABILITY RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE SERVICE OR THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM IN WHICH ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE ACTION MAY BE BROUGHT, SHALL BE THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, ACTUALLY PAID TO THE SERVICE BY YOU DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO YOUR CLAIM.

Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SEC and its officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, advisers and consultants, from and against any claims, actions, demands, liability, damages (including legal and professional fees) asserted by any third party and arising from (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or work transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; or (v) any other party¡¯s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.

GENERAL

Governing Law. You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in California; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over SEC, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and SEC that arises in whole or in part from the Service shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Santa Clara County, California.
Entire Agreement/Severability. This Agreement, together with our Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by SEC on the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and SEC concerning the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Waiver.

No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and SEC’s failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Privacy Policy

Seattle Entrepreneurship Club. This Agreement was last revised on July 23, 2017.


Seattle Entrepreneurship Club (“SEC”, “we”, or “us”) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by SEC when you use seattlestartup.org (the Service), how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.
If you have questions about the Privacy Policy or would like to suggest improvements, please contact us at support@seattlestartup.org, .

Information We Collect

User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, and company name when you register with the Service (including event registrations) online, in person, or by postal mail. We keep this information in our member database. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.
Cookies Information: When you visit Seattlestartup.org or other websites we own or operate, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets SEC help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. SEC uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browsers directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you register with or view our site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear Gifs Information: When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. No personally identifiable information from your SEC account is collected using these clear gifs. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and make SEC better for our users.

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service.
By providing SEC your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices. You may not opt out of Service-related messages. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as our newsletter or notification of upcoming events. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by sending an email message to support@seattlestartup.org with the word “No email” in the subject field.
SEC may use certain information about you without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, and maintaining security.
We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) monitor the effectiveness of our service; (c) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and traffic; and (d) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: SEC will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. SEC may share your personally identifiable information with third parties solely for the purpose of providing services to you. If we do this, such third parties use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of SEC (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
If we merge with another organization or undergo some other form of reorganization, we may transfer member information to the resulting entity. In any such transfer of information, your member information would remain subject to the promises made in our Privacy Policy.
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily submit for publication or sharing via the Service (for instance, news about your company to be included in a newsletter) may become available to the public. It is always your choice whether to submit such information.
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, SEC will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, assist government enforcement agencies, or protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SEC, our users or others.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, statistical information about our membership base, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain SEC services.
SEC may also provide links to third-party websites. The SEC privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party websites. You should consult the privacy policy of any other website you visit from links on the SEC site.

How We Protect Your Information

SEC uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to SEC and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, SEC makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from SEC, at all times.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to our customers or web site users, via E-mail notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our web site at http://www.Seattlestartup.org, as determined by us in our sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our customers or web site users.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through SEC, in which case SEC may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information at any time by logging in to your account. You can review and correct the information about you that SEC keeps on file by contacting us directly at support@seattlestartup.org.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, SEC does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on SEC. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at support@seattlestartup.org

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at support@seattlestartup.org.