Legal Notices & Terms of Use

April 24,2917

Welcome. Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. offers this website to you subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms”). The Terms apply to this website located at www.deinnovates.org (“Site”). The Site (including its content, design, structure, and look-and-feel) is the property of Delaware Innovation Space, Inc., and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property and unfair competition laws. By using the Site, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, do not use the Site. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at info@deinnovates.org

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Privacy

Use of this Site is also subject to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.’s Privacy Statement which is incorporated herein by reference. 

Terms of Use Revisions

Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. may revise these Terms at any time without notice by updating this page. The revisions will go into effect on the date that the revised Terms are posted to the Site. You should review these Terms periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Site after such modifications have been made will constitute your acceptance of such revised Terms.

General Use Restrictions

Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. or third parties granting rights to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. hold all right, title, and interest in and to the materials on this Site, which are the copyrighted work of Delaware Innovation Space, Inc., or such third parties. Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. grants you a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and display the materials on this Site only on your personal computer or mobile device, and only for purposes of your interaction with this Site. Except as stated herein, you have no right to copy, download, display, perform, reproduce, distribute, modify, edit, alter, or enhance any of the materials on this Site in any manner. This limited license terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these Terms. You have no right, title, or interest (and no copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right) in or to this Site or any materials on this Site.

You agree not to “frame” or “mirror” this Site, or any material contained on or accessible from this Site, on any other server or Internet-based device without the advance written authorization of Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. You also agree not to use any “page-scrape” or other automatic device, algorithm, or program, or any similar manual process, to access, copy, or monitor any portion of this Site or the materials on this Site, to reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure of this Site, or to obtain any materials on this Site other than as intended by Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. and made available through this Site.

You may not:

  1. attempt by hacking, password mining, or any other illegitimate means to gain access to,
  2. test, scan, or probe the vulnerability of, or
  3. trace, seek to trace, reverse lookup, or reveal any information about another user of this Site, any feature or content on this Site, or any other Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. system, network, or server.

You may not use the Site in a manner that attempts to introduce viruses of any other computer code, files, or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment; attempts to gain unauthorized access to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.’s computer network or user accounts; or attempts to damage, disable, overburden, or impair Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.’s servers or networks.

You may not use this Site for a purpose that is unlawful or violates these Terms, or to solicit activity that is illegal or infringes the rights of Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. or others. You are not authorized to post on or transmit to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, immoral, or profane material, or any other content that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.

Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. does not routinely monitor your postings or other activity on the Site, but reserves the right to do so. However, if Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. becomes aware of inappropriate use of the Site, Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. will respond in any way that Delaware Innovation Space, Inc., at its sole discretion, deems appropriate. You acknowledge that Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. will have the right to report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be considered illegal, as well as any reports it receives of such conduct. When requested, Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on the Internet.

Accessing the Website

To access the Site, you will need working connections to the Internet via a web browser on your computer for which you are responsible for all costs, expenses, and fees.  From time to time, due to the performance of maintenance, malfunctions or failures of software, equipment, or telecommunications devices, unusual transaction volume, or similar reasons the Site may not be available for you use.  We minimize the periods of time during which the Site is unavailable.  You agree that we shall not be responsible for any loss, damages, costs, or expenses which you may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly, as a result of the unavailability of the Site, regardless of whether it could be shown that we could have prevented or reduced the duration of such unavailability by taking any action within our reasonable control.  We shall also not be responsible for any loss, damages, costs, or expenses which you may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly, as a result of you inability to access the Site caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by your computer or mobile device, you inability to establish a connection to the Internet, your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), or capacity or other limitations or constraints of the Internet.

We may at any time, with or without cause, and without prior notice to you, deny you access to the Site.  We may terminate these Terms and your access to the Site, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice to you.  In the event we terminate these Terms, any applications you have submitted will continue to be evaluated, and any existing transactions you have entered into with us shall remain in effect.

In order to conduct certain activities and functionalities of the Site, you may need to register for an account, which includes creating access credentials, such as a username and password.  You are solely responsible for (1) monitoring, controlling access to, and maintaining the strict confidentiality of you access credentials; (2) not allowing another person to use you access credentials; and (3) any charges or damages that may be incurred as a result of your failure to maintain the strict confidentiality of your access credentials.  Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. is not responsible for any harm relating to the theft of access credentials resulting from your actions, your disclosure of access credentials, or your decision (in violation of the Terms) to allow another person or entity to access and use the Site using your access credentials.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining the security of the devices you may use to access the Site.  Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. is not responsible for any losses resulting from the loss or theft of your device.

To protect the security of your information, we may require you to authenticate your identity (i.e. prove that you are who you say you are) to conduct certain transactions on the Site.  It is a good idea to protect your security by always closing your web browser after leaving the Site.  If you believe that information that you have submitted through the Site has been used without your permission, you must notify us immediately by notifying us at info@deinnovates.org.  You can also contact us at info@deinnovates.org regarding technical issues with the Site.

Links

From Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. to Third-Party Websites

This Site may be linked to other sites on the World Wide Web that are not under the control of or maintained by Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. of any such sites. You acknowledge that Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and you agree that Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. is not responsible for the content or links displayed on such sites to which you may be linked. You further agree that Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. has no liability, obligation, or responsibility for any correspondence, promotion, or purchase between you and the owner or operator of any such site.

From Third-Party Websites to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.

You may link to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. websites so long as:

  • You do not create frames or border environments around any page or materials on a Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. website or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of any content within a Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. website;
  • You do not create comparisons of Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. products or services with competitive products or services;
  • You do not replicate any materials from a Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. website or any Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. logo or trademark;
  • You do not misrepresent your relationship with Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.;
  • You do not imply that Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. approves or endorses the linking party, the linking party’s website, or the linking party’s service or product offerings in any way;
  • You do not present false or misleading impressions about Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. or otherwise damage the goodwill associated with the Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. name and trademarks;
  • The linked site does not contain content that could be construed as abusive, threatening, harassing, profane or offensive, excessively violent, or which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law; and
  • The linked site does not contain content that could be construed as obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit.

As a further condition to being permitted to link to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. websites, the linking party agrees that Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. may at any time, at its sole discretion, terminate permission to link to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. websites. In such event, the linking party agrees to immediately remove all links to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. websites.

By linking to a Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. website, the linking party agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses including (without limitation) attorney’s fees and costs of defense, arising from any such link. Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. shall have no liability for any indirect, exemplary, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages with regard to the linking or use of such link. Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such links.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of this Site is at your own risk. This Site may include inaccuracies or errors that may affect the quality of the materials on the Site. The materials have not been independently verified or authenticated in whole or in part by Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. does not warrant that the Site is free of viruses or other harmful content.  Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. has no liability for any errors or omissions in the materials or other harm arising from any content on the Site, whether provided by Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. or third parties.

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. DELAWARE INNOVATION SPACE, INC., FOR ITSELF AND ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDING MATERIALS, SERVICES, OR CONTENT TO THIS WEBSITE, MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE CONTAINED ON THE SITE. ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. DELAWARE INNOVATION SPACE, INC. WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING FROM OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, EVEN IF DELAWARE INNOVATION SPACE, INC. HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Exception for EU citizens: IF YOU ARE RESIDENT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION, DELAWARE INNOVATION SPACE, INC. DOES NOT EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ITS LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE.

Other Exceptions: Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages.  In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Local Laws; Export Control

Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. controls and operates this Site from the United States of America (“U.S.”). The materials and Services on this Site are subject in all respects to laws and regulations of the U.S. as shall from time to time govern the license and delivery of technology and products abroad, including the U.S. Export Control Regulations, and any successor legislation or regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, or Office of Export Licensing. Diversion of such materials contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. You shall comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required.

The Site is not intended for use by persons in any jurisdiction or country where such use would be contrary to applicable laws or regulations.  We may restrict your access to the Site during times you are in a country for which use of the Site would be prohibited. If you use this Site from outside the U.S., you are also responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, including local export and import regulations.

Unsolicited Ideas

While Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. is always interested in ideas and suggestions, we have found that frequently an idea or suggestion submitted to us is already available from other sources, including publications or the work of our own staff.  This can lead to confusion concerning the origin of the idea or suggestion.  For this reason, we prefer that only patented inventions be disclosed to us.  If you nevertheless submit your ideas to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc., and notwithstanding anything you may say or write in connection with a submission, unless Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. enters  a separate written agreement covering a submission, any submission to Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. or its affiliates, including ideas for new products or technologies, improvements or enhancements to existing products or technologies, processes, materials, marketing or promotional plans, or new product names, shall be made under the following terms and conditions:

  • Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. shall be under no obligation to keep the submission secret or receive it on a confidential basis;
  • Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. shall be under no obligation to review the submission or respond to the submitter;
  • Any intellectual property protection for the submission shall be solely based on patent or copyright protection;
  • Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. shall be the sole judge as to what payment, if any, is made for the submission;
  • The submitter warrants that it is authorized to make the submission and that the submission does not violate any obligation that the submitter has to a present or former employer or to any other party.

Product and Site Comments

Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. welcomes your comments about this Site and Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.’s existing products so long as they are consistent with the above paragraph. You may provide your comments to info@deinnovetes.org or at other designated places on this Site. Any comments you provide are non-confidential, and Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. may use them without restriction.

 

Unauthorized Activities

Submissions to this Site or unauthorized use of any materials contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, certain communications statutes and regulations, and other applicable laws and regulations. You alone are responsible for your actions or the actions of any person using your user name and/or password. As such, you shall defend, indemnify and hold Delaware Innovation Space, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses, including (without limitation) attorney’s fees and costs of defense,’ incurred in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that your use of the Site or the use of the Site by any person using your user name and/or password (including without limitation your participation in the posting areas or your submissions) violates any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party. You further agree that you will cooperate fully in the defense of any such claims.  We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any such claim or matter without our written consent

Applicable Law

Except for any mandatory application of local law, any action related to these Terms shall be governed by the law of the State of Delaware, United States of America, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts located in the State of Delaware for the resolution of all disputes arising from or related to these Terms and/or your use of the Site.  No failure, omission, or delay on our part to exercise any right under these Terms will preclude any other further exercise of that right or other right under these Terms.

If any Terms change due to applicable law or is declared invalid by order of a court, the remaining Terms will not be affected, and these Terms will be interpreted as if any invalid terms had not been placed in these Terms.  The headings in these Terms are intended only to help organize these Terms.

The Terms are subject to any other agreements you have entered into with Delaware Innovation Space, Inc., and in the event of a conflict, any such agreements will govern.