Terms of Use

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Please read the following terms and conditions carefully, as they form the agreement between us. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you may not use the Service and should not proceed to register. By using the Service after the Effective Date above you are agreeing to be bound by this Agreement, including all amendments made to date.

User Agreement

These Terms of Use describe your responsibilities and limitations to our liability, among other things. The following Terms of Use, and those other terms incorporated by reference, constitute the entire and only agreement existing between you and SharkTankZone.com regarding your use of SharkTankZone.com. If you agree with each term, please use such methods to indicate your agreement as may be presented. Agreement to these Terms of Use is required for usage of SharkTankZone.com. If you do not agree with any of these terms, then your further use of SharkTankZone.com cannot proceed since agreement to these terms by all users is integral to the operation of SharkTankZone.com.

Laws and Regulations

User access to and use of SharkTankZone.com is subject to all applicable international, federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.

Copyright/Trade Marks

The trade marks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on SharkTankZone.com are the property of SharkTankZone and other parties. All users of SharkTankZone.com (collectively, the “Users” and each a “User”) are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose including, but not limited to, use as metatags on other pages or sites on the World Wide Web without the written permission of SharkTankZone or such third party which may own the Marks. All information and content, including any software programs available, either now or in the future, on or through SharkTankZone.com (“Content”) is protected by copyright. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any Content available on or through SharkTankZone.com for any purpose, except as otherwise explicitly permitted hereunder. SharkTankZone.com is not affiliated with ABC network, Disney, Mark Burnett or any other entities involved in creation of Shark Tank TV Series.

No Warranties

SHARKTANKZONE.COM IS DIRECTORY SERVICE WEBSITE FOR IDEAS, STARTUPS AND BUSINESSES, AND IS NOT A REFERRAL SERVICE. SHARKTANKZONE.COM DOESN'T GUARANTY THAT YOUR IDEA, STARTUP OR BUSINESS WILL BE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SERIES.

Refund Policy

Please contact SharkTankZone for refunds.

Eligibility

Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. This Site is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older, and users of the Site under eighteen (18) who are currently in high school or college. Any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone under 13, or by anyone who is under 18 and not in high school or college, is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Use. By accessing or using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 13 or older and in high school or college, or else that you are 18 or older, and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Limitation of Liability for use of SharkTankZone.com and Linked Sites

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF SERVICES PUBLISHED ON SHARKTANKZONE.COM OR A LINKED SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND SHARKTANKZONE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR SUCH INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION ON SHARKTANKZONE.COM AND LINKED SITES. SHARKTANKZONE MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS OR CHANGES TO SHARKTANKZONE.COM AND THE SERVICES OFFERED BY SHARKTANKZONE.COM AT ANY TIME. YOU AGREE THAT SHARKTANKZONE, ITS AFFILIATES AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE SERVICE OR LOST OPPORTUNITY) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF SHARKTANKZONE.COM OR A LINKED SITE, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE SHARKTANKZONE.COM OR A LINKED SITE, EVEN IF SHARKTANKZONE IS MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY VIRUSES WHICH MAY INFECT A USER’S EQUIPMENT, FAILURE OF MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT OR COMMUNICATION LINES, TELEPHONE OR OTHER INTERCONNECT PROBLEMS (e.g., YOU CANNOT ACCESS YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER), UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, THEFT, OPERATOR ERRORS, STRIKES OR OTHER LABOUR PROBLEMS OR ANY FORCE MAJEURE. SHARKTANKZONE CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO SHARKTANKZONE.COM.

Limitation of Liability for Services and/or Interactions Arranged Through SharkTankZone.com

YOU AGREE THAT SHARKTANKZONE IS A MERE CONDUIT FOR THE PROVIDERS OF SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH SHARKTANKZONE.COM. ANY AND ALL CLAIMS REGARDING ANY FAILURE OR BREACH WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH SHARKTANKZONE.COM ARE LIMITED TO CLAIMS AGAINST ANY AND ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS. SHARKTANKZONE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) THE USE OF SHARKTANKZONE.COM BY YOU AND/OR ANY USER; (II) ANY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN USERS; AND/OR (III) ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY CARRIER OR OTHER SUPPLIER THROUGH SHARKTANKZONE.COM; AND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT, ERROR, OMISSION, INJURY, LOSS, ACCIDENT, DELAY OR IRREGULARITY WHICH MAY BE INCURRED THROUGH THE FAULT, NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE, OF ANY USER OR ANY CARRIER OR SUPPLIER AND YOU HEREBY EXONERATE SHARKTANKZONE FROM ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE SAME.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SharkTankZone, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including, without limitation, legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of SharkTankZone.com or your breach of the terms of these Terms of Use or the documents it incorporates by reference. SharkTankZone shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Confidentiality of User Communications

Except as required by law and in accordance with the SharkTankZone.com Privacy Policy, SharkTankZone will maintain the confidentiality of all User communications which contain personal user information and which are transmitted directly to SharkTankZone. Postings by a User on any message board or in any chat room or general forum will not be protected as confidential and SharkTankZone may use and provide information contained in any such postings (including any ideas, concepts, know-how or other intellectual property) to any of its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates for any purpose whatsoever and as deemed appropriate by SharkTankZone. You acknowledge that the Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. Internet email is vulnerable to interception and forging. SharkTankZone.com will not be responsible for any damages you, any User or third party may suffer as a result of the transmission of confidential information that you make to or through SharkTankZone.com through the Internet, or that you expressly or implicitly authorize SharkTankZone.com to make, or for any errors or any changes made to any transmitted information.
User should be aware that Linked Sites may contain confidentiality provisions that differ from the provisions provided herein. SharkTankZone is not responsible for such provisions, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such provisions.

Linked Internet Sites

SharkTankZone prohibits caching, unauthorized hypertext links to SharkTankZone.com and the framing of any Content available through SharkTankZone.com. SharkTankZone reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames and specifically disclaims any responsibility for the Content available on any other Internet sites linked to SharkTankZone.com. Access to any other Internet sites linked to SharkTankZone.com is at the User’s own risk. User should be aware that Linked Sites may contain rules and regulations, privacy provisions, confidentiality provisions, transmission of personal data provisions, and other provisions that differ from the provisions provided on SharkTankZone.com. SharkTankZone is not responsible for such provisions, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such provisions.

Online Conduct and Postings

A User shall not engage in any conduct that in the sole discretion of SharkTankZone restricts or inhibits any other User. This includes, but is not limited to, the posting or transmitting on or through SharkTankZone.com of any information that is, in the sole and absolute discretion of SharkTankZone, unlawful, obscene, threatening, abusive, libellous or hateful, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, provincial, national or international law. SharkTankZone is under no obligation to review any messages, postings, profiles, information or content (“Postings”) posted on SharkTankZone.com by Users and assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any such Postings.

SharkTankZone.com is a directory service that benefits from anonymous users, registered users and staff submitting people and company data and media files. This information may be inaccurate or out-of-date and users may make mistakes when submitting the information. SharkTankZone.com assumes no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the information that is provided by SharkTankZone.com and use of such information is at your own risk. Notwithstanding the above, SharkTankZone may from time to time monitor the Postings on SharkTankZone.com and may, in its sole and absolute discretion, decline to accept and/or remove any Postings that contain:

a) any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
b) nude and/or pornographic images;
c) advertisements or solicitations of any kind;
d) messages posted by Users impersonating others;
e) personal information such as messages which state phone numbers, social insurance numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references;
f) messages by non-spokesperson employees of SharkTankZone purporting to speak on behalf of SharkTankZone or containing confidential information or expressing opinions concerning SharkTankZone;
g) messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information;
h) multiple messages placed within individual folders by the same User restating the same point; and/or
i) personal or any other email addresses.

Transmission of Personal Data

User acknowledges and agrees that by providing SharkTankZone with any personal information through SharkTankZone.com, User consents to the transmission of such personal or proprietary User information over international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with SharkTankZone’s standard business practices and Privacy Policy. User should be aware that Linked Sites may contain transmission of personal data provisions that differ from the provisions provided herein. SharkTankZone is not responsible for such provisions, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such provisions.

Changes to Terms of Use

SharkTankZone reserves the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time and Users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to these Terms of Use.

Violations of Terms of Use & Termination

SharkTankZone reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including the right to block a User and/or access from a particular Internet address to SharkTankZone.com, and, if deemed appropriate in SharkTankZone’s sole and absolute discretion, contact the appropriate law enforcement agencies. SharkTankZone may, in its sole and absolute direction, terminate or suspend a User’s access to all or part of SharkTankZone.com at any time, with or without notice to such User, for any reason. These Terms of Use shall survive the termination of this agreement between you and SharkTankZone, including, but not limited to, all waivers of liability and disclaimers contained herein.

Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of SharkTankZone.com that is not explicitly for User use is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of SharkTankZone.com may be subject to prosecution.

Use of “Cookie” File Features

SharkTankZone reserves the right to store information on a User’s computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file for purposes of modifying SharkTankZone.com to reflect Users’ preferences. SharkTankZone.com’s Privacy Policy provides additional information regarding SharkTankZone’s use of cookies as well as procedures for disabling cookies.

Offers and Promotions

From time to time, SharkTankZone (or selected third parties) may include promotions or other offers on this website. Each such offer shall be subject to its own express terms and conditions and may not be available in all jurisdictions. To participate in one of these promotions you must first read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions, Rules and/or Policies that govern the promotion, which are made a part of and incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to participate in a particular promotion or if you do not agree to abide by the express terms and conditions that govern a particular promotion, you must opt out of participating in that promotion. You may opt out of participation in any promotion at any time by logging in to SharkTankZone.com with your username and password and editing your preferences under the “My Account” tab.

Jurisdiction/Governing Law

SharkTankZone.com is operated and controlled by SharkTankZone from its offices located within State of Florida, USA, but can be accessed from jurisdictions whose laws may differ from those of the State of Florida, USA. By accessing SharkTankZone.com, you agree that the laws of the State of Florida and the laws of USA applicable therein shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of these Terms of Use notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions or your domicile, residence or physical location. SharkTankZone.com makes no warranty or representation that any or all Content and/or services provided on or through SharkTankZone.com, or any other materials or services referenced therein, are lawful in other jurisdictions or available for use in all jurisdictions. You agree that if you access SharkTankZone.com outside of State of Florida, you are responsible for compliance with local laws. You consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of State of Florida in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to these Terms of Use (including, but not limited to, a breach thereof), your use of SharkTankZone.com, and/or any other proceeding involving SharkTankZone.com, either directly or indirectly.

General

Section headings are provided for convenience of reference and do not constitute part of these Terms of Use. Any references to a particular section of these Terms of Use shall be deemed to include reference to any and all subsections thereof. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way. The waiver by SharkTankZone of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use or the documents it incorporates by reference will not operate or be interpreted as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach. If any part of these Terms of Use shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected or impaired thereby and shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. If any remedy set forth in these Terms of Use is determined to have failed of its essential purpose, then all other provisions of these Terms of Use, including the limitations of liability and exclusions of damages, shall remain in full force and effect. If an ambiguity or question of intent arises with respect to any provision of these Terms of Use, these Terms of Use will be construed as if drafted jointly by SharkTankZone and the User and no presumption or burden of proof will arise favoring or disfavoring either party by virtue of authorship of any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

Consenting to Terms of Use

By clicking on the “Accept”, "Submit" or "Buy Now" buttons on the registration and "Submit Startup" pages, you agree:

a) That you have full power, authority, and legal capacity to enter into this agreement to comply with these Terms of Use and follow its obligations and are at least 18 years of age;

b) To not:

• upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;
• delete or modify any author attributions, legal notices, or other proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
• download any file that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed via SharkTankZone.com;
• incorporate any information from SharkTankZone.com into any other directory, product, or service;
• publish or distribute any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent (including nudity and/or pornography) or unlawful material or information;
• defame, abuse, harass, threaten, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
• collect or store personal data about other Users, except with such User’s explicit consent;
• promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote or cause any physical harm or injury against any group or individual, and/or promote any act of cruelty to animals;
• disseminate instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades, and other weapons and to create “crush” sites; and/or
• engage in any commercial purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or offering to sell any goods or services; and/or

c) To provide for your own access to the SharkTankZone.com, including, but not limited to, obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and software, and other equipment and paying all related charges.

d) SharkTankZone reserves the right to review, edit and/or reject your startup, business or idea submissions. In such case you will be getting a full refund.

e) Your startup, business or idea submission will be listed in SharkTankZone directory and will be available for voting within 48 hours of submission.

Language Notice

In order to avoid misinterpretation due to translation, all legal documents presented on SharkTankZone.com are only available in the English Language.
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Revision Date

This document was last revised on May 23, 2011

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