Terms of Service

Terms of Use

The Ground Rules

The membership of the VentureFundingNetwork.com (Venture Funding Network) succeeds because of the quality of its members and some basic rules that everyone adheres to. We reserve the right to deny service to any member or prospective member at any time if they do not play by the rules.

1. No Soliciting. Do not offer to "sell" anything to a member upon first contact. Focus on introducing yourself and the benefits you provide, not outwardly hawking a product or service.

2. No Misrepresentation. Please be as honest and forthright about yourself and your offer as possible. Members are encouraged to report any communications that they consider to be misleading or any members that appear to be misrepresenting themselves.

3. No Leeches. A leech is someone who doesn’t respect the interests of the community and attempts to abuse the system for their own benefit. They take constantly and offer nothing in return. The Network succeeds because of our community’s ability to give. Don’t be a leech.

Legal Disclaimer

This is the Terms or Use of Service agreement for Venture Funding Network. All Venture Funding Network users must read and accept every aspect of this and any other agreement or policy provided by Venture Funding Network. If you do not agree to these terms, you are prohibited from using the Venture Funding Network or any affiliated services. Moreover, Venture Funding Network reserves the right to modify this agreement at any time. Your use of the Venture Funding Network and affiliated services indicates your unconditional acceptance of all changes made to this agreement at any point.

Securities Solicitation Policy

By posting on this site Member represents and agrees that nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any security, and that if any offer or sale of securities is deemed to have occurred by reason of a posting or listing on this Site such offer and sale is made solely to institutional or accredited investors as those terms are applicable under state and federal securities laws. Member agrees that Venture Funding Network provides no services or assistance in connection with any funding request except to provide an efficient means of identifying the Member to potential funding sources and for allowing direct contact between a Member and potential funding sources.

Accredited Investor Affirmation

To be listed on the Venture Funding Network, each accredited investor affirmatively represents that he/she/it is subject to and will comply with the applicable provisions of securities laws and regulations, including any filing requirement, of each state where registered as accredited.

Trademark Infringement

All names and logos associated with Venture Funding Network, LLC and VentureFundingNetwork.com are trademarks of Venture Funding Network, LLC. You may not use any Venture Funding Network trademark in any manner without Venture Funding Network's written consent. Furthermore, users may not infringe on any patents, trademarks, or other copyrights of Venture Funding Network users or any other parties whatsoever.

The Venture Funding Network

The Venture Funding Network allows professionals to connect with small businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, customers, vendors, employees and advisors. The Web site acts as a "virtual portal" that people like yourself can use at any time to connect with other professionals that can help your business.

Conditions for Membership

For obvious legal reasons, the Venture Funding Network or any affiliated services may not be used by persons under the age of 18. This same restriction applies to any users suspended or removed from the Venture Funding Network or any affiliated services. Users are prohibited from transferring or profiting from the transfer of their Venture Funding Network account to another party. If you do not meet these requirements, you are not eligible to use the Venture Funding Network.

Terms of Information Use

Venture Funding Network is authorized to use any information that is provided by Venture Funding Network users or affiliates. This information is used at no charge from the users and may be used for any purpose associated with Venture Funding Network, the Venture Funding Network.com website or any affiliates. All information that a user posts on the Venture Funding Network is completely the USER's responsibility. Venture Funding Network, LLC is not responsible for any misrepresentation of facts or other errors in this content. Venture Funding Network, LLC strives to ensure the integrity of the information on the Venture Funding Network, but cannot guarantee the truthfulness of the information that each user provides through the Venture Funding Network.
Venture Funding Network reserves the right to release any user information or other information if required to do so by law.

Venture Funding Network Contact System

Venture Funding Network has created a proprietary messaging system for users to communicate with one another and for Venture Funding Network to contact these users. Additionally, Venture Funding Network may communicate with its users via email or other forms of contact in the normal course of business. All users must agree not to abuse the Venture Funding Network contact system in manner. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in account suspension or termination.

Confidential Information Exchange

All information submitted to the Venture Funding Network, including messages, will become property of Venture Funding Network. Any investor, entrepreneur or user of our site contacting any other investor,r entrepreneur or user of our site, does so at their own risk and is solely responsible for conducting any legal, accounting, or due diligence review. Please do not send any confidential information through Venture Funding Network.com. You're best off using the system to make contact with other Members and then continue any confidential information exchange through your own methods.

Use of the Venture Funding Network

Your use of the Venture Funding Network must follow the guidelines set forth in this agreement. The Venture Funding Network may refuse or revoke service or other offerings without prior notice to any user or potential user for any reason. Users must obey all applicable local, national, and international laws associated with the use of the Venture Funding Network and any affiliated services.

Users take complete responsibility for all activities that occur under their Venture Funding Network account with or without their prior knowledge or consent. In the event that you discover any unauthorized use of your account, you must immediately notify the Venture Funding Network so that the proper actions can be taken.

Types of Business Not Supported

There are a few businesses that we cannot support without throwing the rest of our community up in arms. These include Multi Level Marketers, Home Based Business Services, Gambling Operations and just about anything that has to do with pornography or adult entertainment. We reserve the right to cancel or suspend accounts that appear to be related to these types of business.

User Agreement

Users agree with Venture Funding Network NOT to use the Venture Funding Network or any services provided by Venture Funding Network or its affiliates to:

1. Commit ANY unlawful acts

2. Post or "spam" other users on the system with unsolicited advertising or other communications

3. Harm the Venture Funding Network or any related systems and infrastructure in any way through any means

4. Collect or resell data containing other users' profile or personal information or any other information on the Venture Funding Network

5. Harass other users or anyone else in any way

6. Misrepresent themselves in any way through profile postings, messages sent to Venture Funding Network or other users, or through any other method

7. Commit any actions considered to be unethical or to abuse the Venture Funding Network system, other associated services, or users

8. Attempt to deliberately solicit members to leave the Venture Funding Network in favor of another related or competitive service

Disciplinary Guidelines

Venture Funding Network has set in place a listing of disciplinary guidelines for regarding the use of the Venture Funding Network or any affiliated services. Venture Funding Network may, but is not obligated to, enforce penalties for breaching these guidelines. Foremost, you agree that the Venture Funding Network may immediately suspend or terminate your Venture Funding Network account and all access to the Venture Funding Network and other services without prior notice. The following will lead to the suspension or termination by the Venture Funding Network of a user's account 1) violation of this Terms and Use of Service or the User Agreement within this document 2) Violation of any applicable laws 3) A user's request to have their own profile removed 4) Account inactivity.

Account termination will include, but is NOT limited to the previous items and events listed. Venture Funding Network account suspension or termination includes the complete stoppage of all use of the Venture Funding Network and any affiliated services. All account suspensions or terminations will be made at Venture Funding Network's discretion and without necessarily consulting any other parties. Venture Funding Network is not liable for any damages associated with the suspension or termination of a user's account.

The Venture Funding Network will not issue any refunds whatsoever to Members who have violated these Terms of Service. Users further agree to the terms set forth in the Refund Policy.

Extent of Liability

By accepting this Terms of Service agreement, you agree that Venture Funding Network, LLC and any persons or entities associated or affiliated with Venture Funding Network.com are not responsible for any damages to any party as a result of using the services provided or transacting business with Venture Funding Network or affiliates. Venture Funding Network reserves the right, but is not obligated, to screen the content that is posted on the Venture Funding Network for any abusive, false, unreliable or other unacceptable material. However, we cannot guarantee that users will not find such material on this site. We rely a great deal on the Venture Funding Network user base to help protect the standards and integrity of the Network. Please report any such offenses to Venture Funding Network so that proper action can be taken. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to terminate any accounts that are in violation of this Terms of Service Agreement or any other policies that our company maintains. We hold no responsibility for ANY damages caused for any reason to users of our services or to other parties. Furthermore, Venture Funding Network is not responsible for malfunctioning features or services that may hinder your use of the Venture Funding Network or its offerings or cause damages to any party. We will do our best to provide a fully functioning service with complete integrity at all times, but this cannot in any way be guaranteed. Venture Funding Network will not be held responsible for the actions of other users on the Network or outside parties that disrupt the normal functioning of the network.

Membership on Venture Funding Network does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation by Venture Funding Network of an offer to buy any investment interest in the business ventures of members. The actual sale or purchase of an investment interest shall be a private and independent transaction between the members without any participation by Venture Funding Network. In no event will Venture Funding Network be liable for any loss of earnings or any other commercial damages, losses or expenses arising out of or in correlation with an independent transaction, agreement, or interaction between site members.

If you have any questions or would like to report any violations of these Terms of Service or other policies set forth by Venture Funding Network, please contact the following:

Attn: Terms of Service
Venture Funding Network, LLC.
10015 Old Columbia Road, Ste. B215
Columbia, MD 21046 USA

Refund Policy

In a perfect world everyone would love what they bought and refunds would never be necessary. But the world isn't quite that perfect, hence the Venture Funding Network, LLC, VentureFundingNetwork.com refund policy.

Venture Funding Network Refund Policy:

If we made a mistake somewhere, we'll work with you to quickly resolve the matter. Venture Funding Network does not offer refunds outside of an internal error.

Under no circumstances shall the Venture Funding Network be held responsible for overdraft charges incurred from your financial institution as a result of any purchases or renewals through or in connection with our websites. It is the sole responsibility of you as a customer to ensure "overdraft fees," "overage fees," or "over limit" or any other fees from your financial institution do not occur by taking the necessary action to avoid them. Furthermore, Venture Funding Network is not liable for any fees incurred due to billing errors.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions are billed on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annually on a recurring basis. Your card will be debited the full purchase amount on the date of your purchase. All subsequent renewals will be billed on thirty day, ninety day, or one hundred and eighty day increments from your first renewal date until you cancel your monthly Subscription. We will not refund "un-used" portions of any Subscription. If you decide to cancel, we simply stop all further billing and your subscription will expire at the end of your current billing period.

Contacting Venture Funding Network with a Refund Issue

If we made a mistake with your billing please contact us through our contact us form.

Privacy Policy

The privacy of Venture Funding Network users and their information is extremely important to Venture Funding Network and we take this matter very seriously. All users of the Venture Funding Network are covered by the following Privacy Policy. The Venture Funding Network reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy. If required to do so, or it is in our best interest, Venture Funding Network may release user information in compliance with law enforcement agencies.

In order to secure your personal information, all communications between you and the Venture Funding Network website are secured. Furthermore, your personal information cannot be accessed by other users. Therefore, other users will never be able to see this private information. Moreover, Venture Funding Network will never share your contact information with another user, unless you post it on the VentureFundingNetwork.com website or we are requested to do so by you.

Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Venture Funding Network and any associated services. These individuals are therefore not authorized to submit any private information to the system and Venture Funding Network accepts no liability for such actions.

The Venture Funding Network

The Venture Funding Network is an online service that allows business professionals to connect and interact with one another. Users are represented on the site with personal profiles. You choose the information in your profile and therefore control what can be seen by other users. The Venture Funding Network must collect certain pieces of information in the normal course of its business and Venture Funding Network retains the ownership rights to this information.

Primary Information Types

There are several primary types of information that are collected including Contact, Profile, and Internet information. In the future, credit card information may also be accepted for membership fees and other services. Venture Funding Network is in no way limited to the collection of only this type of information and may deem it necessary to collect other data. You will be notified if any changes are made to this policy via a posting on this website.

Contact Information

Upon registering as a Venture Funding Network user, certain contact information such as your name, email address, and mailing address may be collected. This serves as an example and is not intended to be a complete list of information that may be collected at registration.

Profile

Following registration, Venture Funding Network users will be prompted to complete a profile. Current users can also make changes to their own user profile. A user profile may contain, but is not limited to, your name, a personal statement, your work experience, goals, and any items contained on a resume. You should use good judgment about the information that you post in your profile since this can be viewed by others on the Venture Funding Network. Your personal contact information CANNOT be viewed unless you release this information. Additionally, the information in your profile can be edited at your discretion at any time.

Internet

As part of our efforts to provide better services to Venture Funding Network users, Venture Funding Network collects certain information related to the Internet and your computer. In order for us to analyze trends and provide superior service to our users, Venture Funding Network may retrieve the web address (URL) of both the website that you visited directly before and directly after visiting the Venture Funding Network site. We also receive certain other information about your personal computer such as the unique IP address. Venture Funding Network also follows a standard practice of using cookies and logs to analyze website usage. Cookies a extremely small files that are stored on your computer and help us to provide you with a better experience by automatically recalling your preferences each time you visit our site. Cookies will not harm your computer in any way and can be deleted at any time.

User Accounts

You may make changes to your Venture Funding Network account and any associated preferences at any time. To make changes, you must log onto your Venture Funding Network account and make any edits to your personal information or listed profile. You may also request to terminate your Venture Funding Network account. To request a removal of your account, please contact us.

System Generated Emails

As part of the normal functioning of the Venture Funding Network, users may receive email requests from Venture Funding Network or for contact from other users. Additionally, Venture Funding Network will send you system generated emails and promotional materials. These communications may begin during the registration process and continue while your account remains on the Venture Funding Network. If you wish to opt out of promotional emails, please contact us and specify your request.

Affiliate and Partner Services

We do intend to use a third party to verify and process credit card information for any fees or purchases made on the Venture Funding Network.com website or with Venture Funding Network, LLC.   All third parties are required to use your information in a secure manner and only for the purpose given to them and cannot store or release this information. Certain profile information, including contact information, may be released to our affiliates and partners for the purpose of marketing and improving our service to you.

If you have a question about this privacy policy, please contact us or write to us at:

Attn: Terms of Service
Venture Funding Network, LLC.
10015 Old Columbia Road, Ste. B215
Columbia, MD 21046 USA