Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Agreement between User and www.614Startups.com

Welcome to www.614Startups.com. The www.614Startups.com website (the “Site”) is

comprised of various web pages operated by 614Startups (“614Startups”).

www.614Startups.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of

the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of

www.614Startups.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms

carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

www.614Startups.com is an E-Commerce Site.

614Startups is a media company that covers the Columbus, Ohio startup ecosystem. Our podcast,

blog, and social media channels reach thousands of founders, investors, and ecosystem influencers

in Columbus and around the world. As our audience grows, brands have a unique opportunity to

advertise their services and sell their products directly to decision-makers in the fastest-growing

startups in Columbus, Ohio. Our advertising opportunities include podcast & events sponsorships,

website ads, social media posts, sponsored blog posts, and product sales in our e-commerce

store.

Electronic Communications

Visiting www.614Startups.com or sending emails to 614Startups constitutes electronic

communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all

agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically,

via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Your Account

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and

password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for

all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer

your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that 614Startups is not responsible

for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account.

614Startups and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or

remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

Children Under Thirteen

614Startups does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons

under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.614Startups.com only with

permission of a parent or guardian.

Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services

www.614Startups.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are

not under the control of 614Startups and 614Startups is not responsible for the contents of any

Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or

updates to a Linked Site. 614Startups is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and

the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by 614Startups of the site or any association

with its operators.

Certain services made available via www.614Startups.com are delivered by third party sites and

organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the

www.614Startups.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that 614Startups may

share such information and data with any third party with whom 614Startups has a contractual

relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of

www.614Startups.com users and customers.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use

www.614Startups.com strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use

of the Site, you warrant to 614Startups that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is

unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could

damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and

enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information

through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the

compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of 614Startups or its

suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and

proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices,

legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create

derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site.

614Startups content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any

unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any

proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for

your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written

permission of 614Startups and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any

ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied,

to the intellectual property of 614Startups or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these

Terms.

Use of Communication Services

The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities,

personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to

enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication

Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages

and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service,

you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as

rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any

inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material

or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual

property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or

have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other

similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or

offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication

Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes

or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you

know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete

any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the

origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit

any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct

or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or

otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;

violate any applicable laws or regulations.

614Startups has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, 614Startups

reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any

materials in its sole discretion. 614Startups reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all

of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

614Startups reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any

applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to

remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in 614Startups’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your

children in any Communication Service. 614Startups does not control or endorse the content,

messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, 614Startups

specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions

resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not

authorized 614Startups spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of

614Startups.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage,

reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you

upload the materials.

Materials Provided to www.614Startups.com or Posted on Any 614Startups Web Page

614Startups does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to www.614Startups.com

(including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any 614Startups Site or

our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting,

providing or submitting your Submission you are granting 614Startups, our affiliated companies

and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of

their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit,

publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to

publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein.

614Startups is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may

remove any Submission at any time in 614Startups’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and

represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this

section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input

or submit the Submissions.

Third Party Accounts

You will be able to connect your 614Startups account to third party accounts. By connecting your

614Startups account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are

consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your

privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared

in this manner, do not use this feature.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by 614Startups from our offices within the

USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for

compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the 614Startups Content accessed

through www.614Startups.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws,

restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless 614Startups, its officers, directors, employees,

agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable

attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any

user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any

rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. 614Startups

reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter

otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with

614Startups in asserting any available defenses.

Arbitration

In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or

concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or

otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved

only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single

neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration

service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator’s

award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the

event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these

Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable

attorney’s fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and

Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or

indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree

that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The

entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be

determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms

and Conditions.

Class Action Waiver

Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class

arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE

THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S

INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY

PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH

AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE

OTHER. Further, unless both you and 614Startups agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not

consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a

representative or class proceeding.

Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR

AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR

TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE

INFORMATION HEREIN. 614STARTUPS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE

IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

614STARTUPS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE

SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED

GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM

EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION,

SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS

IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. 614STARTUPS AND/OR

ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH

REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND

RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS

OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND

NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT

SHALL 614STARTUPS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,

INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR

ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES

FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY

CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY

OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR

FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE,

PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE,

OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON

CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF

614STARTUPS OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE

POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT

ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL

OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF

THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO

DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/Access Restriction

614Startups reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the

related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent

permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and you hereby

consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Ohio in all disputes arising out of or

relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give

effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between

you and 614Startups as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. 614Startups’s performance of

this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement

is in derogation of 614Startups’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement

requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by

614Startups with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or

unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and

liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed

superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original

provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user

and 614Startups with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous

communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and

614Startups with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in

electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating

to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business

documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish

to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

614Startups reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which

www.614Startups.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all

previous versions. 614Startups encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed

of our updates.

Contact Us

614Startups welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

614Startups

818 Rose Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43219

Email Address:

info@614startups.com

Telephone number:

614-832-8638

Effective as of April 01, 2021