Document Updated: 05/18/2021
Thank you for your interest in AlphaIntro. Please review the following Terms of Service, which will govern your registration with and use of the AlphaIntro Platform.
“Accredited Investor” for Users in the United States shall have the meaning set forth under United States Securities laws, as discussed in the section entitled “Accredited Investors” below, and for Users outside of the United States shall have the equivalent meaning, if any, as set forth in the applicable securities laws in such User’s jurisdiction of residence.
“Content” means all information and content available on the AlphaIntro Platform (if uploaded by AlphaIntro, “AlphaIntro Content”, and if uploaded by a User, “User Content”) and its “look and feel”, except all User submissions, including but not limited to trademarks, logos, service marks, copyrighted works, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio/video clips, data compilations and software, and the compilation and organization thereof.
“AlphaIntro” means AlphaIntro, LLC 1120 Sea Island Crossing Lane Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 USA and owner of the AlphaIntro Platform.
“Services” refers to all products and services provided to you by AlphaIntro
“Organization” means an investor group (organized group of investors) as well as business plan competitions, economic development agencies, entrepreneur conferences, financial institutions, incubators/accelerators, non-profits, accounting firms (service provider), advisors (service provider), family offices (service provider), law firms (service provider), universities, and venture funds
“Registered User” shall mean any user or person who interacts with the AlphaIntro Content or User Content via the AlphaIntro Platform.
Description of the AlphaIntro Platform
AlphaIntro provides resources and tools to entrepreneurs, Organizations and Accredited Investors. We have built the AlphaIntro Platform to meet the needs of the entrepreneur, VC, investor, and angel community. The AlphaIntro Platform refers to the tools and services offered to Registered Users of AlphaIntro, including its wholly-owned subsidiaries and affiliates. This includes any and all of the Content thereon and services provided by AlphaIntro on or in conjunction with websites wholly owned by AlphaIntro, including but not limited to, application program interfaces (“api’s”), storage, email, professional services, and collaboration services. Such tools and services include, but are not limited to, the offerings on the following websites:
AlphaIntro (AlphaIntro.com): A web application that primarily provides deal flow management, deal collaboration, and other tools and services for entrepreneurs, companies, investors and organizations.
AlphaIntro does not review or verify any User content, and does not and cannot guarantee that any User content is accurate or complete. In order to use the AlphaIntro Platform, you must use one of the supported Internet browsers. Additionally, you are required to register your User information with AlphaIntro. AlphaIntro does not provide internet access, and you are responsible for all fees associated with your internet connection.
Entrepreneurs: If you are an entrepreneur User, you may upload information about your business, including information you consider confidential and designate as confidential, and you may designate which Investors or Organizations may see that information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event you begin an application to an accelerator application on the AlphaIntro Platform, you hereby expressly grant to AlphaIntro a license to share your, name, email address and application status (collectively “Basic Application Information”) with such accelerator at any point in your application process, regardless of designation unless you expressly opt out. Basic Application Information will not be considered confidential information with respect to AlphaIntro’s disclosures to such accelerators unless you opt out. For the avoidance of doubt, the actual contents of your application will only be disclosed to accelerators upon submission of your final application. Please, be aware that AlphaIntro has no control over the actions of Investors or Organizations. Also, though we take all reasonable steps in accordance with industry standards to prevent it, we cannot guarantee that the AlphaIntro Platform will never suffer from a software bug or a hacker attack that will allow unauthorized viewing of confidential material, or that any Investor is actually accredited.
Investors: If you are classified by AlphaIntro as an Investor User, whether or not Accredited, you may have access to an entrepreneur’s confidential information either directly or through an Organization, and should use your discretion in how you handle that information. All Organizations will be overseen by an Administrator, who will determine membership and set rules and parameters as provided on the AlphaIntro Platform for that Organizations.
General Users: Certain portions of the AlphaIntro Platform will be visible to Users who have not registered as entrepreneurs, Organizations, or Accredited Investors. Those Users, nevertheless, are bound by these Terms of Service. Entrepreneurs should be aware that information they provide that is not designated as confidential will be visible to all Users. See User Content discussion in User Submissions Section below.
AlphaIntro shall have no obligation to participate or assist in any way in the event of any dispute between Users.
Notwithstanding the above or anything to the contrary set forth in the Terms of Service, AlphaIntro shall have the absolute and unlimited rights to reject any User, to terminate the account of any User, to delete any User Content, or to publish any User Content that is not confidential, including for the purposes of marketing AlphaIntro and/or the AlphaIntro Platform.
License to Use
Subject to the terms of these Terms of Service, which constitute the agreement between AlphaIntro and you, the User, AlphaIntro grants to you a non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable license to use the AlphaIntro Platform. All right, title, and interest in and to the AlphaIntro Platform (excluding User Content) is and will remain the exclusive property of AlphaIntro and and/or its licensors.
AlphaIntro enables Users to self-accreditate, but AlphaIntro does not certify or verify the self-accreditation of any of its Users. All Users of the AlphaIntro Platform are advised that AlphaIntro does not take any steps to verify the information provided to us by the Accredited Investor, and does not and cannot guarantee that any investor actually qualifies as an Accredited Investor. Each User is solely responsible for conducting diligence on any Accredited Investor with whom that User interacts on the AlphaIntro Platform. Further, some of AlphaIntro’s Users may be located outside of the United States. AlphaIntro does not verify the compliance of any such Users with the applicable securities laws in their home jurisdiction and relies solely on their self-certification that they are in compliance with applicable laws.
Federal securities laws require that securities sold in the United States be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission unless there is an exemption available under applicable law. “Securities” is a very broadly defined term under the United States securities law and will include most of the types of investment opportunities that are offered by early and growth stage ventures including, without limitation, promissory notes, convertible promissory notes, options, warrants, capital stock and other financial contracts that offer third parties a participation in profit-sharing or the potential growth of a business. The securities laws applicable to such private placements of securities are complicated and are currently in a state of flux due to certain changes adopted as part of the JumpStart Our Business Start-up Act of 2012 as to which rulemaking and implementation of the act by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is ongoing. Such transactions are subject to both federal and state law and depending on the company involved and the location of the investors, may also be subject to foreign laws. To comply with certain provisions of applicable law necessary to qualify for exemptions from registration in the United States, there are limitations on the use of general solicitation or advertising. AlphaIntro is not responsible for determining and makes no representation as to whether any use of the AlphaIntro Platform constitutes general solicitation or advertising under applicable law.
By using the AlphaIntro Platform you understand and agree that you will be solely responsible for complying with all applicable law regarding any transaction in which you may engage, including without limitation the determination of whether any investor is an Accredited Investor and whether any investment complies with the terms of any United States law (or any law of any US state or foreign jurisdiction) or meets the criteria for any exemption from registration and/or disclosure available thereunder.
AlphaIntro does not recommend any investments, does not verify or review User documents or communications, and does not give business advice, financial advice, investment advice, tax advice or legal advice. AlphaIntro does not claim to be and is not registered as a broker-dealer and investment advisor. Nothing on this AlphaIntro Platform is intended to be or shall constitute or be construed as a sale or purchase or offer to sell or purchase or a recommendation of any securities.
Some of AlphaIntro’s services are provided free of charge, while others are provided for a fee. The fees for each service vary.
All product and service features, including availability and price, are subject to change at any time without notice. We reserve the right, with or without prior notice, to limit the availability of or to discontinue any product or service; to impose conditions on any promotion; to bar any user from making any purchase; and/or to refuse to provide any user with any product or service.
You authorize AlphaIntro to charge you for all products or services purchased by you through the AlphaIntro Platform, to the payment method you provide. “Charge” shall indicate either a charge or a debit, as applicable, against your payment method. If you request a purchase on a recurring basis, you agree that we may automatically charge the payment method you have provided at the regular intervals you have designated, unless and until you cancel according to our cancellation terms by selecting the cancellation option on your company profile page. You represent that you have the legal right to use any payment method that you submit to us. There will be no refunds or credits for prior months of service, partial months of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open account. In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made.
All orders placed through the AlphaIntro Platform are subject to our acceptance. Your receipt of an order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order. We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any or no reason and without liability to you or anyone else. If your method of payment has already been charged for an order that we later cancel, we will issue you a refund. Prices are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated and are subject to change. We may require verification of information prior to the acceptance and/or fulfillment of any order.
Our Proprietary Rights
We and/or our licensors and suppliers own the information and materials made available through AlphaIntro, excluding User Content. Such information and materials are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and/or other proprietary rights and laws. Subject to your compliance with this Agreement, and solely for so long as you are permitted by us to access and use AlphaIntro, you may access, view and print a single copy of any content on AlphaIntro to which we provide you access hereunder, solely for your personal, internal business and non-commercial purposes, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Other than exercising rights you may have to documents provided to you by another user through the Services, or except as expressly authorized in advance by us in writing, you agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on all or any part of AlphaIntro or any information or materials made available through AlphaIntro.
Our trade names, trademarks and service marks include, without limitation, AlphaIntro and any affiliated or associated logos. All trademarks and service marks on AlphaIntro not owned by us are the property of their respective owners. You may not use our trade names, trademarks or service marks in connection with any product or service that is not ours, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. Nothing contained on AlphaIntro should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trade names, trademarks or service marks without the express prior written consent of the owner.
In order to access and use most of the AlphaIntro Platform, you must register for an account. If you are under the age of 18, please do not sign up for an account. Additionally, if you wish to use the AlphaIntro platform as an investor, you must be an Accredited Investor and so represent to AlphaIntro. Organizations may also register and will be overseen by the Organization Administrator.
Limitations on Use
In order to best serve our Users, and to comply with applicable laws, AlphaIntro has a limited number of rules which govern how you may behave while interacting with the AlphaIntro Platform and other Users. Please review the rules below carefully, since your violation of them may result in the termination of your access to the AlphaIntro Platform in AlphaIntro’s sole discretion at any time and without prior notice.
Limitations on Service
AlphaIntro reserves the right to change or discontinue, either temporarily or permanently, any part of the AlphaIntro Platform or any or all of its services at any time and without prior notice. You agree that neither AlphaIntro nor any of its third party service providers will be liable for any damages, including lost business opportunities, should such discontinuance occur.
During your registration you will set your account access login and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of this information and are responsible for any and all activities and postings that are made using your account.
Please notify AlphaIntro immediately if you suspect that an unauthorized person has accessed your account. Should you misplace or forget your password, please click on the forgot on the forgot password link. If you continue to have problems, please contact our technical support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compliance with Applicable Laws
You agree to use the AlphaIntro Platform only as provided for in these Terms of Service. You also agree not to use the AlphaIntro Platform in any way that is in conflict with the law in your jurisdiction. Further, you may not use the AlphaIntro Platform for the transmission of any information that is obscene, libelous, harassing, abusive, threatening, invasive of a User’s privacy, or in violation of any other individual’s intellectual property rights.
Please use the email features of the AlphaIntro Platform responsibly. You may not use the AlphaIntro Platform to send unsolicited commercial email (‘spam’) or unsolicited mass distribution of files. In order to enforce this provision, AlphaIntro may establish additional policies regarding the use of email features, including, but not limited to, maximum retention times of messages, maximum number of messages sent per day, or a maximum size of a message.
You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., that access the AlphaIntro Platform in a manner that sends more request messages to AlphaIntro’s 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, AlphaIntro grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. AlphaIntro reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the AlphaIntro Platform, nor to use the communication systems provided by the AlphaIntro Platform for any commercial solicitation purposes.
If you receive any email through the AlphaIntro Platform that you believe is not in compliance with the above provision, please notify us by forwarding the email, along with an explanatory note, to email@example.com
By registering with or using AlphaIntro, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information and the transfer of this information to the United States or other countries for processing and storage by AlphaIntro.
A User may elect to make certain confidential, personal or private information viewable through the AlphaIntro Platform. You may not disclose information obtained in this manner to any third parties without first obtaining permission from that User. You agree not to collect or aggregate User information accessible through the AlphaIntro Platform for commercial use or redistribution, including the targeted marketing of non-AlphaIntro services to individual Users. AlphaIntro reserves the right to immediately terminate, without notice, the account of any User found to have violated this rule in the sole and absolute discretion of AlphaIntro.
The AlphaIntro Platform provides entrepreneur Users the option to publish a subset of the data to non-registered Users in order to promote their presence on the AlphaIntro Platform, and to facilitate inviting the non-registered Users to join the AlphaIntro Platform to enable private collaboration. This includes basic information such as company name, location and one-line pitch, among other data. It also includes their company overview, pitch video and profiles for members of their team.
The AlphaIntro Platform also provides administrators of Organizations the option to publish a subset of the data to non-registered Users in order to promote their presence on the AlphaIntro Platform, and to facilitate inviting the non-registered Users to join the AlphaIntro Platform to enable private collaboration. This includes a profile to market themselves to entrepreneurs, which includes basic information such as the Organization’s name, location, investment preferences and portfolio companies.
All of the data for each respective User is exclusively entered and maintained by the user. Each User may (but does not have to) opt-in to publishing this information and always has the power to remove it from the public domain by un-publishing it. All other data entered on AlphaIntro is shared with other Users on the AlphaIntro Platform exclusively by the User’s affirmative action; this data is, and always will, remain privately available only to those Users. AlphaIntro will never use this information in a personally identifiable way.
In general, as a condition to your continued use of the AlphaIntro Platform, you agree that you will not use the AlphaIntro Platform for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Service. In the access or use of the AlphaIntro Platform, you shall comply with these Terms of Service and the special warnings or instructions for access or use posted on the AlphaIntro Platform. You shall act always in accordance with the law, custom and in good faith. You may not make any change or alteration to the AlphaIntro Platform or any AlphaIntro Content or services that may appear on the AlphaIntro Platform and you may not impair in any way the integrity or operation of the AlphaIntro Platform. Without limiting the generality of any other provision of these Terms of Service, if you default negligently or willfully in any of the obligations set forth in these Terms of Service, you shall be liable for all the losses and damages that this may cause to AlphaIntro, our affiliates, partners or licensors.
By way of example, and not limitation, you agree not to:
Post, transmit, or otherwise make available through or in connection with your use of the AlphaIntro Platform:
Any information or materials that are or may be, or the posting, transmission or use of which is or may be: (a) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating; (b) defamatory or libelous; (c) fraudulent or tortious; (d) obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise objectionable; or (e) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right of any third party.
Any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability; that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; or that encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities or activities such as “hacking,” “cracking,” or “phreaking.”
Any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or that may or is intended to damage, hijack, disable, interfere with, or disrupt the operation of, or monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment.
Any unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, promotional material, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme” or investment opportunity, or any other form of solicitation that is not expressly approved in writing by AlphaIntro in advance.
Any personally identifiable information of another individual, without the prior consent of such individual.
Any material, non-public information about a company, without the proper authorization to do so.
Use the AlphaIntro Platform for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
Use the AlphaIntro if you are a competitor of the Company, or for reasons that are in competition with the Company.
Use the AlphaIntro Platform to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or to harvest or collect information about Users of the AlphaIntro Platform.
Impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation any representative of AlphaIntro or any other company; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the AlphaIntro Platform; or express or imply that AlphaIntro endorses any statement you make.
Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the AlphaIntro Platform or the servers or networks used to make the AlphaIntro Platform available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.
Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the AlphaIntro Platform (including without limitation by hacking or defacing any portion of the AlphaIntro Platform).
Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, link to or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to, the AlphaIntro Platform.
Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the AlphaIntro Platform.
Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the AlphaIntro Platform or materials originating from the AlphaIntro Platform.
Frame or mirror any part of the AlphaIntro Platform.
Create a database by downloading and storing AlphaIntro Platform Content.
Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way AlphaIntro Platform Content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the AlphaIntro Platform without AlphaIntro’s express prior written consent.
We do not accept unsolicited suggestions and/or ideas. All inquiries, feedback, suggestions, ideas or other information any User provides to AlphaIntro concerning the AlphaIntro Platform (collectively, “Submissions”) will be treated as non-proprietary and non-confidential. By transmitting or posting any Submission, the User hereby grants AlphaIntro full ownership of the Submission as if AlphaIntro had created, developed and posted the Submission for its own purposes. Please note this is different from User Content, which is addressed below. AlphaIntro reserves the right to copy, use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, license, distribute, sell or assign the Submission in any way as it sees fit, including but not limited to copying in whole or in part, creating derivative works from, distributing and displaying any Submission in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, alone or as part of other works, or using the Submission within or in connection with AlphaIntro’s products or services. User also acknowledges that User Submissions will not be returned and AlphaIntro may use Submissions, and any ideas, concepts or know how contained therein, without payment of money or any other form of consideration, for any purpose including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing, distributing and marketing products. For clarification, deal documents and emails or other communications between Users are not considered Submissions; AlphaIntro claims no right, title or interest in such documents or communications.
If a User makes a Submission, the User represents and warrants that the User owns or otherwise control the rights to the Submission. User further represents and warrants that such Submission does not constitute or contain software viruses, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” Users may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead AlphaIntro as to the origin of any Submission. The User agrees to indemnify AlphaIntro for all claims arising from or in connection with any claims to any rights in any Submission or any damages arising from any Submission.
The AlphaIntro Platform permits the submission of content or communications submitted by Users (“User Content”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Content.
AlphaIntro does not and will not claim any ownership over or rights to User Content other than a license to display it on the AlphaIntro Platform as directed by the User, but User understands that whether or not such User Content is published, though AlphaIntro will seek to maintain the confidentiality of any data designated as confidential by a User, AlphaIntro does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Content.
User shall be solely responsible for User’s own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Content, User affirms, represents, and/or warrants that: (i) User owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize AlphaIntro to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by the AlphaIntro Platform and these Terms of Service; and (ii) User has the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Content to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by the AlphaIntro Platform and these Terms of Service.
By submitting the User Content to the AlphaIntro Platform, User hereby grants AlphaIntro a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Content in connection with the AlphaIntro Platform and AlphaIntro’s (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the AlphaIntro Platform (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. In the event it does so, AlphaIntro will seek to maintain the confidentiality of User Content consistent with the User’s designation, but once again cannot guarantee any such confidentiality. User also grants each User of the AlphaIntro Platform a non-exclusive license to access the User Content of that User through the AlphaIntro Platform, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the AlphaIntro Platform and under these Terms of Service. The foregoing license granted by User terminates once User or AlphaIntro removes or deletes any User Content from the AlphaIntro Platform.
User agrees that User will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless User is the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant AlphaIntro all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage AlphaIntro or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business; (v) impersonate another person.
AlphaIntro does not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content. AlphaIntro does not knowingly permit infringement of intellectual property rights on its AlphaIntro Platform, and will remove all User Content if properly notified that such User Content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. AlphaIntro reserves the right to remove User Content without prior notice. AlphaIntro will also terminate a User’s access to its AlphaIntro Platform, if a User is determined to be a repeat infringer. AlphaIntro also reserves the right to decide whether User Content is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. AlphaIntro may remove such User Content and/or terminate a User’s access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Service at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Content or other Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notifications of claimed infringement should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. AlphaIntro suggests that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice. Please be aware that there are penalties for false claims under the DMCA. Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to Company customer service through email@example.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
You understand that when using the AlphaIntro Platform, you may be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources, and that AlphaIntro is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Content . You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against AlphaIntro with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold AlphaIntro, its owners/operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the AlphaIntro Platform.
All information and Content available on the AlphaIntro Platform and its “look and feel”, except all User Content (as defined herein), including but not limited to trademarks, logos, service marks, copyrighted works, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio/video clips, data compilations and software, and the compilation and organization thereof is the property of AlphaIntro, its affiliates, partners or licensors, or is used with consent of the owner, and is protected by United States and international laws, including laws governing copyrights and trademarks. The reproduction and use of any of these by you is prohibited unless specific permission is provided on the AlphaIntro Platform or otherwise. Any unauthorized use may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy and publicity laws, and/or communications regulations and statutes of the United States and foreign laws and international conventions.
The trademarks, service marks, logos, and other indicia, including of AlphaIntro (collectively the “Trademarks”) which appear on the AlphaIntro Platform are registered and/or unregistered trademarks of AlphaIntro and others. Nothing contained on the AlphaIntro Platform should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any right, license or title to any of the Trademarks without the advance written permission of AlphaIntro or such third party as may be appropriate. All rights are expressly reserved and retained by AlphaIntro. Your misuse of any of the Trademarks displayed on the AlphaIntro Platform, or any other Content on the AlphaIntro Platform, except as provided in these Terms Of Service, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that AlphaIntro considers its intellectual property to be among its most valuable assets, and will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Both the AlphaIntro Platform and the Content of the AlphaIntro Platform are provided “AS IS” for Users information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. AlphaIntro reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the AlphaIntro Platform and the Content. User agrees to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User submissions of third parties obtained through the AlphaIntro Platform for any commercial purposes. If User downloads or prints Content for personal use, User must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. User agrees not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the AlphaIntro Platform or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the AlphaIntro Platform or the Content thereon. AlphaIntro does not make any representations or warranties, whether express or implied, regarding or relating to the AlphaIntro Platform or any associated hardware or software, including the Content or operations of either.
NONE OF ALPHAINTRO, ITS AFFILIATES, THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE ‘ALPHAINTRO PARTIES’ ) MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM OR ITS CONTENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THEIR ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY. NONE OF THE ALPHAINTRO PARTIES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM A SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
ALPHAINTRO PROVIDES THIS ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM AS A RESOURCE FOR USERS INVOLVED WITH INVESTING IN EARLY STAGE TECHNOLOGY AND EMERGING GROWTH COMPANIES BUT ALPHAINTRO DOES NOT GIVE BUSINESS ADVICE, INVESTMENT ADVICE, TAX ADVICE OR LEGAL ADVICE TO ANYONE USING THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM. ALPHAINTRO DOES NOT CLAIM TO BE AND IS NOT A BROKER, DEALER OR INVESTMENT ADVISOR AND NOTHING HEREIN SHALL CONSTITUTE A SALE OR OFFER TO BUY OR SELL OR RECOMMEND ANY SECURITIES. ALPHAINTRO DOES NOT MAKE INVESTMENTS. EACH USER OF THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM MAKE HIS OR HER OWN INVESTMENT DECISIONS BASED UPON HIS OR HER PERSONAL DUE DILIGENCE INVESTIGATION AND OTHER PERSONAL INVESTMENT CRITERIA. ALPHAINTRO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF ANYONE USING THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM. AS A CONDITION TO YOUR USE OF THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM, YOU HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION OR OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE AGAINST ANY OF THE ALPHAINTRO PARTIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION AND REVIEW OF ANY MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY ALPHAINTRO PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM EITHER A PERSON OR ENTITY’S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM, OR THE SUBMISSION OF ANY MATERIALS VIA THE ALPHAINTRO PLATFORM, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF A ALPHAINTRO PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE ALPHAINTRO PARTIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
At AlphaIntro’s request, User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AlphaIntro, its shareholders, partners, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents, licensees, distributors and content providers from all damages, liabilities, claims and expenses, including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from or related, directly or indirectly, to any misuse of the AlphaIntro Platform or breach of this Agreement by User.
AlphaIntro reserves the right to suspend or terminate these Terms of Service and/or any User’s access to the AlphaIntro Platform at any time and without notice in its sole discretion.
These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Notice and any other legal notices published by AlphaIntro on the AlphaIntro Platform, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and AlphaIntro concerning the AlphaIntro Platform. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and AlphaIntro’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
You agree that: (i) the AlphaIntro Platform shall be deemed solely based in New York, New York; and (ii) the AlphaIntro Platform shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over AlphaIntro, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. All disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in New York, NY under the rules of commercial arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. Both parties shall bear equally the cost of arbitration (exclusive of legal fees and expenses). All decisions of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Modifications to the Terms of Service
AlphaIntro may change these Terms of Service at any time and in its sole discretion. The modified Terms of Service will be effective immediately upon posting and you agree to the new posted Terms of Service by continuing your use the AlphaIntro Platform. AlphaIntro will provide at least 10-days’ notice before any material changes take effect. If you do not agree with the modified Terms of Service, your only remedy is to discontinue using the AlphaIntro Platform. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any changes to this Agreement shall not apply to any dispute between you and us arising prior to the date of such posting or other notification. We may, at any time, temporarily or permanently modify or discontinue all or part of AlphaIntro, with or without notice and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of AlphaIntro. You agree that the AlphaIntro Platform shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of AlphaIntro, in whole or in part, or of any Service, content, feature or product offered through AlphaIntro. You agree that we may, at any time, charge fees in connection with the use of all or part of AlphaIntro and/or for certain features of the Services and that you will be responsible for all such charges (including any applicable tax). You will be notified in advance of any such charges.
USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT USER HAS READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTANDS IT, AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. USER FURTHER AGREES THAT IT IS THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND ALPHAINTRO WHICH SUPERSEDES ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT, WRITTEN OR ORAL, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USER AND ALPHAINTRO RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS TERMS OF SERVICE.
Should you have any questions concerning these Terms Of Service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Document Updated: 5/18/2021
Our lawful basis for processing personal data from you is that it is necessary for our legitimate interests. These legitimate interests are running and growing our business, performing and developing our product/services for you, complying with applicable laws and regulations, preventing fraud, marketing, and IT security.
You have the absolute right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. For instructions on how to object, please see below under “Opt-out Policy”.
Collection of Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
The AlphaIntro Platform collects Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you regarding your usage of our products and services. Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to data that does not, by itself, identify individual persons and may include, without limitation, website pages viewed, articles, presentation and videos viewed, time spent using certain features of the website, demographic data such as server locations, cookies existing on your devices used to access the AlphaIntro Platform, search criteria used and results, date, time, connection speed, internet protocol (“IP”) address, which may also be contained on server logs, and/or other information which does not specifically identify you. We collect this information using various technologies, including, but not limited to, cookies and server logs. “Cookies” are pieces of information that may be placed on your device by a website for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that website. “Server logs” can be either a single log file or several log files automatically created and maintained by a server of activity performed by the server, which can include information about any transaction you conduct with the server.
Personally Identifiable Information
The AlphaIntro Platform also collects Personally Identifiable Information from you when you interact with our products and services and communicate with a member of our team, including but not limited to, when you sign up for an account, make an investment, verify your identity, record and verify accredited investor status, provide payment instructions, or send us an email through the AlphaIntro Platform website. Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that allows us to identify you personally. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, phone number, birthday, age, Social Security number and/or taxpayer identification number, investment objectives, investment experience, assets and income, information from your transactions with us (such as your account balance and account usage), information obtained from others (such as the Internal Revenue Service and credit reporting agencies), physical address (such as home or business address), or other information you provide or upload to the website (such as photographs, answers to questionnaires or surveys, or responses filled in on blank forms made available on the site).
We refer to Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information collectively herein as “Personal Data”. We may collect and store information, which could include Personal Data, locally on your computer or device using mechanisms such as browser web storage or application data caches.
Our collection of Personal Data is necessary to our legitimate interests, which serves as our lawful basis for processing your Personal Data. Such legitimate interests are to run our business, keep our records updated, ensure legal and regulatory compliance, fulfill our obligations as a registered broker-dealer, develop our products/services, and inform our marketing strategy.
You may obtain confirmation and a copy of the Personal Data we’ve collected from you by contacting us at email@example.com.
We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill certain legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
We use analytics programs and service providers, such as Google Analytics, which can use first party cookies to report on your interactions with the AlphaIntro Platform website. Google Analytics collects information including, but not limited to, the time of each of your visits to the AlphaIntro Platform website, whether you have visited the AlphaIntro Platform website before, what site referred you to the AlphaIntro Platform website, and what pages you viewed on the AlphaIntro Platform website.
Use of Information
The AlphaIntro Platform will use information you provide consistent with this Notice. The AlphaIntro Platform will use information you provide to us to better serve you and enhance your experience with the AlphaIntro Platform website, among other things. This may include having to modify or copy such information, such as images or textual or narrative content you provide, in order to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable experience.
Toward these ends, you consent to our use and disclosure of any information submitted to us via the AlphaIntro Platform website, information collected when you access the AlphaIntro Platform website in any manner, or information collected through your use of our other products and services, and you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy, confidentiality or privilege in such information.
The AlphaIntro Platform will use Personal Data (1) to market our products and services to you, (2) to provide services and products requested by you, (3) to enable our vendors and contractors to provide and assist us in the marketing, operation, troubleshooting and analysis of our website and other services, (4) to meet any regulatory requirements for the offer or sale of securities required by law, rules or regulations to our affiliates or members, (5) to engage in any other lawful activities we believe are consistent with the foregoing, and (6) to protect against legal liability. We may provide any of these services through third parties, which may necessitate sharing your Personal Data with them.
If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. The AlphaIntro Platform may also use your Personal Data to help us improve the content and functionality of our website, to better understand our users and to improve our services. The AlphaIntro Platform may use this information to communicate with you regarding our services or to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below. Note however that as user of our services we will send you administrative communications that are reasonably necessary to our services, such as billing or service notifications.
The AlphaIntro Platform may make your information available on its website and visible to other users of or visitors to the AlphaIntro Platform website. For instance, subject to certain preferences and permissions as to visibility you will be allowed to make, information you provide about yourself in response to questionnaires on our site may be made available to others, such as information concerning your status as an accredited investor. As such, other users of our website may be able to personally identify you based on your information made available on our site.
The AlphaIntro Platform employs or contracts with other third parties, companies, or individuals to perform certain functions or services on its behalf. Examples of these services from such third parties, companies, or individuals, may include ID verification, accreditation/financial/credit verification, electronic document signing, payment storing and processing, sending postal mail and e-mail, engineering and product development, escrow services, disbursement of funds, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, custodial services, broker dealer-related compliance services, and providing customer service. As such, these third parties, companies, or individuals may have access to your Personal Data as needed to perform their functions or services, and may not use it for other purposes.
The AlphaIntro Platform may also use and disclose your Personal Data: to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activities that threaten the integrity of our website or network; to protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of others; as required by courts or administrative agencies; and in connection with a financing, sale, merger, or reorganization of the AlphaIntro Platform’s business or assets. Any successor in interest to our business would acquire the information we maintain, including your Personal Data, and may alter the terms of this Privacy Notice.
The AlphaIntro Platform may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the AlphaIntro Platform, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public against fraud or other harm, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
The AlphaIntro Platform does not and will not sell any of your Personal Data to any third party for purposes of advertising, soliciting, or telemarketing.
Transfers to Third Countries and International Organizations
We may share your Personal Data with certain international organizations or service providers if required by law, which may be based in various locations globally.
Whenever we transfer your Personal Data, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by only transferring your Personal Data to countries that provide an adequate level of protection for personal data compared to U.S. privacy and security standards.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your Personal Data to third countries or international organizations.
Third Party Websites and Services
The AlphaIntro Platform website contains links to other websites and services not maintained by the AlphaIntro Platform. In addition, other websites and services may also reference or link to the AlphaIntro Platform website. We encourage you to be aware when you enter or leave our website, or surf the Internet, and to read the privacy statements of each website and service that you visit. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of, other websites or services.
We may share your Personal Data with third parties in the following categories, for purposes consistent with those listed above: payment service providers, identity verification service providers, operational service providers (such as for securities and funds custody, transfer agents, broker dealers, data storage, accounting, email, engineering and product development, IT, escrow processing, and invoicing), law enforcement agencies and regulators, and advertising or marketing service providers.
The AlphaIntro Platform website permits users to communicate with companies and other users posting information on the website. We may read, collect and analyze information transmitted between users for regulatory compliance and marketing purposes. We do not guarantee that information provided by website visitors or investors is accurate or complete. The AlphaIntro Platform assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of its website.
Blog and Academy
Our website offers a publicly accessible blog and academy. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name and other information. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us at email@example.com.
Social Media Features
We may at times send you e-mail communications with marketing or promotional materials. If you prefer not to receive such marketing or promotional e-mails from us, or have your Personal Data used for any other direct marketing purposes, you have the right to opt-out and may unsubscribe completely by clicking the appropriate links at the bottom of the emails, managing your preferences on the website, or contacting us on the platform or over email. Please note that opt-out requests may take up to one (1) week to process. Please also note that at times we may need to send you e-mail communications that are transactional in nature such as service or termination announcements or payment confirmations which are communications you will not be able to opt-out of.
If, after submitting a request to opt-out, you affirmatively subscribe to receive e-mails on individual offerings, issuers, or other focused subject matters, you will no longer be deemed to have opted out of those specific communications. You will, however, remain opted out for all other marketing and promotional e-mails.
You will be able to modify the information concerning your account by visiting the website and editing any information you wish to change. You will be able to change your e-mail address, password, contact information, or other log in information by visiting your account’s settings page subject to site policy. If you wish to delete your account or need help modifying account information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may stop or restrict the placement of the AlphaIntro Platform’s cookies, Google’s cookies and third party cookies on your computer or device by adjusting your web browser preferences or a “Do Not Track” setting in your web browser. You can also restrict marketing cookies by rejecting cookies on the website. If you do so, you may still use our website, but this may interfere with some of its functionality.
You may also clear cookies from your computer or device via your web browser settings. You may also wish to use a Google Analytics opt-out web browser add-on. Information on this option is available at: http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2700409.
If you would like us to remove your Personal Data, please send a request to: email@example.com.
We are not responsible for removing your Personal Data from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this notice.
We use reasonable efforts to secure access to Personal Data in our possession, including bank-level encryption, support instant identification and account verifications, and partner with Symantec and McAfee monitoring to ensure that you have a safe experience on the AlphaIntro Platform, but will not be liable for any failure to safeguard such information, whether inadvertent or otherwise. Personal Data is also stored with third parties who have informed us that they also use reasonable efforts to secure access to Personal Data, but we will not be liable for the failure of any third party to safeguard Personal Data, whether inadvertent or otherwise.
We protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. Wherever appropriate, we obfuscate and/or encrypt information in our systems and/or during information transfer. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We utilize third party service providers who may store on their server social security numbers, addresses, financial information, electronic signatures, and payment information. For your security, we only display the last four digits of your payment information when confirming an investment.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer/device. Be sure to log off when finished using a shared computer/device.
The AlphaIntro Platform website is not intended for use by children under age eighteen (18 years of age). No one under age eighteen (18) years of age is allowed to use the site, provide any personal information or receive our email distributions. We do not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Data from children or teenagers under the age of eighteen (18). If you believe that a minor has disclosed Personal Data to the AlphaIntro Platform, please report this to us immediately by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to This Privacy Notice
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this notice at any time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the web site and/or sending a notification to all registered users via email regarding such update. You should review this notice regularly for changes, and can determine if changes have been made by checking the Effective Date below. Your continued use of our website, products, and services following the posting of any changes to this notice means you accept such changes.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
The AlphaIntro Platform website is maintained in the United States of America. By accessing the AlphaIntro Platform website or using any of our products or services, you consent to and authorize the export of Personal Data to the United States of America and its storage and use as specified in this Privacy Notice.
This Privacy Notice shall be governed by, construed and entered in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina applicable to contracts deemed to be made within such state, without regard to choice of law or conflict of law provisions thereof.
If you are based in Europe, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please email us at: email@example.com.
This Privacy Notice was last updated on February 22, 2021.