Terms of Service
YTech Runway Ltd. ("YTech", "us", "our", or "we") is the creator and owner of a platform that allows users to receive news updates, articles, participate in a variety of features, and to connect to other users in the field of high-tech, including potential investors and startups, through YTech's website (the "Site"). These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of the Site and services available through the Site ("Services"). "You" means any adult user of the Site or Services or any parent or guardian of any minor whom you allow to use the Site or the Services, and for whom you will be held strictly responsible.
Use of the Services
You may use the Site and the Services in accordance with and subject to these Terms. YTech may, at its sole discretion and at any time, modify or discontinue providing the Services or any part thereof without notice.
Use of the Services and access to the Site is void where prohibited. By using the Services you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 18 years of age or older, have your parent's or guardian's permission to enter into these Terms, or otherwise have the ability to form a binding contract; (d) your use of the Site or Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation or any obligation you may have to a third party; and (e) your use of the Site and Services shall be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
If you are registering on behalf of any entity or company ("Company"), you represent that you are authorized to register for the Site and Services, enter into, and bind the Company to these Terms. You are solely responsible for ensuring that these Terms are in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to you and the Company and the right to access the Site and Services is revoked where use of the Site and Services is prohibited.
You may access the Site and certain Services without registration. To access or use additional features and Services you must register either a basic account or a premium account (those registered with premium accounts, "Premium Users"). The type of your account may impact both the Services available to you as well as the information you will be required to provide upon registration.
To create an account, you must provide certain information as requested by YTech. We may indicate that the provision of some information is optional, but your agreement to provide such information may assist YTech in providing you with additional and/or improved Services.
We may change the method of registration at our discretion. YTech reserves the right to refuse to allow a user to open an account for any reason, at its sole discretion.
You agree to notify YTech immediately of any unauthorized use of your YTech account or password. You are fully and solely responsible for the security of your computer system and/or mobile device and all activity on your account, even if such activities were not committed by you. YTech will not be liable for any losses or damage arising from unauthorized use of your account or password, and you agree to indemnify and hold YTech harmless for any unauthorized, improper, or illegal use of your account, including any charges and taxes incurred, unless you have notified us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org that your account has been compromised and have requested us to block access to it, which we will do as soon as reasonably practicable. We do not police for, and cannot guarantee that we will learn of or prevent, any inappropriate use of the Site.
Startup Death Match Competitions
In order to participate in Competitions, you may be required to upload certain additional information about the Startup on whose behalf you have entered the Competition. By entering a Competition, you warrant that any information you provide regarding the Startup you represent is accurate, does not infringe on the rights of any third party, and that you have the full authority to provide any such information. You further acknowledge that without the provision of all requested information, you will not be able to participate in any Competition.
You acknowledge that your enrollment in any Competition represents a commitment to remain involved in and part of such Competition until the end of the round of Competition in which you are enrolled. You further acknowledge that your Startup's information, which shall be publicly available for the duration of the Competition, may remain publicly available in the Site's "Hall of Fame" following your Startup's participation in any Competition. YTech may terminate your participation in any Competition for any reason and at any time, including if you violate any of the terms of such Competition. You may request that your participation in a Competition be terminated by sending an email to email@example.com. In the event you are enrolled in a Competition and request that your participation be terminated, YTech will terminate your participation at the end of the round of the Competition in which you are enrolled. Unless a request for terminating your participation in a Competition is made, you acknowledge that your participation shall continue until the completion of such Competition.
All registered users may vote in Competitions. There is no limit to the number of times a user may vote.
The winner of each round of a Competition shall be determined based on the Startup with the highest win percentage in the category in which such Startup is participating in such round, at YTech’s discretion. The winner of the Competition shall be determined based on the Startup with the highest win percentage in the final round of such Competition. The Startup that wins a given Competition may be eligible for a prize, subject to each Competition’s additional terms and to applicable law. Prizes and the terms of their grant shall be determined at our sole discretion and may change from time to time and may vary from one Competition to the other.
You affirm that you understand that, should you win any prize through a Competition, you shall be liable for any and all tax implications and obligations associated with such prizes and that YTech makes no warranty and bears no responsibility for any prizes, including after they have been granted. Some prizes may include services to be provided by a third party ("Third Party Providers"). You affirm and acknowledge that YTech shall bear no responsibility for any act or omission of Third Party Providers in providing any services to you and makes no representations or warranties with respect to any such services.
Premium Users who have registered as Startups and have chosen to participate in The Pitch (as defined below) ("Participating Startups") will have the opportunity to submit certain presentations to certain potential investors ("The Pitch"). Premium Users who have registered under the category of 'investors' and who have chosen to participate in The Pitch ("Participating Investors") agree that certain account information, which will not be visible to all users, will be visible to Participating Startups. Participating Startups will have the opportunity to browse the profiles of Participating Investors.
Participating Startups will have the opportunity to select one or more Participating Investor (up to a maximum number, which shall be listed on the Site and which shall be at YTech's discretion as may be amended from time to time) (respectively "Maximum Selected Investors" and "Selected Investors") and may send one-page presentation, a video "pitch", or other information ("Introduction") to such Selected Investors by providing such Selected Investors with a link to a third party website where such materials may be accessed. An Introduction shall be considered User Content (as defined below), however it shall be considered the Participating Startup's confidential information and treated as such by the Selected Investor with access to it.
Participating Investors acknowledge that they may be chosen as Selected Investors and consent to receive such Introductions. Selected Investors will receive an email containing a link to a third party website hosting the Introduction. Following receipt of the Introduction from a Participating Startup, the Selected Investors may, but are not obligated to request to contact such Participating Startup. Participating Startups acknowledge that YTech may share contact details with an interested Selected Investor following the Participating Startup's provision of an Introduction to such interested Selected Investor.
Participating Startups who wish to send Introductions to more than the Maximum Selected Investors may do so for a fee as determined by YTech from time to time and listed on the Site. To send Introductions to more than the Maximum Selected Investors, contact YTech at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users may be able to suggest certain events to be added to the Site's events calendar. YTech may, at its sole discretion, add or delete any event suggested by users to or from the Site's events calendar. Any submission of an event shall be considered User Content.
Termination of Account
YTech may terminate your account for any reason and at any time. Grounds for such termination may include (i) extended periods of inactivity; (ii) violation of the letter or spirit of these Terms; (iii) fraudulent, harassing or abusive behavior; (iv) behavior that is harmful to other users or to the business interests of YTech; or (v) failure to make payment in accordance with the terms specified herein. If your account is terminated, you may not rejoin YTech again without our express permission. Upon termination of your account, you shall not have any further access to any Content (as defined below) that may be available through your account.
If we believe, at our sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms or any illegal or inappropriate behavior has occurred we may take any other corrective action we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms or illegal or inappropriate behavior on the Site. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or behavior of anyone believed to have violated these Terms or to have engaged in illegal behavior on or through the Site. You may request termination of your YTech account at any time and for any reason by sending an email to email@example.com. Following such request, YTech shall close your account as soon as reasonably practicable. Any suspension, termination, or cancellation of your account or these Terms shall not affect your obligations to YTech under these Terms (including but not limited to ownership, indemnification, and limitation of liability), which by their sense and context are intended to survive such suspension, termination, or cancellation.
Certain types of content may be made available through the Site or the Services, including images, photos, videos, ratings, recommendations, comments, information, articles, templates, and any modifications or derivatives of the foregoing ("Content").
The Site allows you and other users to upload certain content including but not limited to images, photos, videos, and additional textual materials, reviews and ratings of content uploaded by other users and events. All content uploaded by you is referred to as "User Content".
You are fully and solely responsible for any User Content you submit, post, suggest or upload. You represent and warrant that any such User Content complies with all applicable law, that you have all necessary rights to submit any such User Content through the Site and Services, and that no such User Content infringes or violates any third-party intellectual property rights, privacy or publicity rights, or moral rights.
YTech has no obligation to accept, display, review, maintain or approve any request to publish or maintain any User Content. Moreover, YTech reserves the right to refuse to publicize, remove and/or permanently delete any User Content uploaded by you, without notice and for any reason and at any time. Any User Content that is posted or submitted shall not be considered confidential (unless expressly set forth otherwise herein) and may be disseminated by YTech without any compensation to you. YTECH DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY USER CONTENT) OR ANY OPINION, RECOMMENDATION, OR ADVICE EXPRESSED IN ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMTIED TO, ANY USER CONTENT), AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH CONTENT AND/OR USER CONTENT.
YTech may, at its sole discretion, choose to monitor User Content for inappropriate or illegal behavior, including through automatic means, provided however, that YTech reserves the right to treat User Content as content stored at the direction of users for which YTech will not exercise editorial control except when violations are directly brought to YTech's attention.
Content on the Site comes from a variety of sources. You understand that YTech is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, appropriateness of, or infringement of any intellectual property rights of or relating to this Content (including but not limited to the User Content). YTech does not provide you with any legal representation and/or advice and does not serve as a substitute for legal advice. For legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney. Although users must agree to these Terms, it is possible that other users (including unauthorized users) may post or transmit offensive or obscene materials and that you may be involuntarily exposed to such offensive or obscene materials. You hereby agree to waive, and do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against us with respect thereto. It is also possible for others to obtain personal information about you due to your use of the Site, including through any User Content that you make available through your account. Anyone receiving or viewing User Content may use your information you provided through such User Content (such as your contact details, location or description of an entity you represent) for purposes other than what you intended. We are not responsible for the use of any personal information that you disclose on the Site or through any User Content. By making any information (including your contact details, location or description of materials) available through the Site or Services you acknowledge that you understand and have agreed to such risks. WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY AND ALL USERS (INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED USERS), WHETHER SUCH ACTS OR OMISSIONS OCCUR DURING THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE.
User Content Restrictions
Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not transmit, submit or post any User Content or act in any way that: (a) restricts or inhibits use of the Site and/or Services; (b) solicits another person’s password or other personal information under false pretenses; (c) impersonates another user or otherwise misrepresents yourself in any manner; (d) violates the legal rights of others, including defaming, abuse, stalking or threatening users; (e) infringes (or results in the infringement of) the intellectual property, moral, publicity, privacy, or other rights of any third party; (f) is (or you reasonably believe or should reasonably believe to be) stolen, illegal, counterfeit, fraudulent, pirated, unauthorized, or violent, or in furtherance of any illegal, counterfeiting, fraudulent, pirating, unauthorized, or violent activity, or that involves (or you reasonably believe or should reasonably believe to involve) any stolen, illegal, counterfeit, fraudulent, pirated, or unauthorized material; (g) does not comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations; (h) publishes falsehoods or misrepresentations that may damage us or any third party; (i) imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; or (j) posts, stores, transmits, offers, or solicits anything that contains the following, or that you know contains links to the following or to locations that in turn contain links to the following: (i) material that we determine to be offensive (including material promoting or glorifying hate, violence, bigotry, or any entity (past or present) principally dedicated to such causes or items associated with such an entity, (ii) material that is racially or ethnically insensitive, material that is defamatory, harassing or threatening, (iii) pornography or obscene material, and anything depicting children in sexually suggestive situations whether or not depicting actual children or may be harmful to a minor, (iv) any virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component, or (v) anything that encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law or regulation or is otherwise inappropriate or offensive.
You may not and may not allow any third party to do or attempt to do any of the following: (1) decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software and/or code, if and as applicable, used to provide the Services or the Site without our prior written authorization, including framing or mirroring any part of the Site; (2) circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services or the Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content; (3) use the Site, Content or Services in connection with any commercial endeavors in any manner, except for the purposes specifically set forth in these Terms; (4) use any robot, spider, site search or retrieval application, or any other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, data-mine, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site; (5) use or access another user’s account or password without permission; (6) use the Site or Content in any manner not permitted by these Terms; or (7) file a claim or any legal action or proceeding against another user of the Site and Services relating to or arising out of use of the Site and Services in accordance with these Terms.
YTech owns the Site and has the right to use all Content, including all worldwide intellectual property rights in the Site, and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein registered and unregistered. Except as expressly permitted herein, you may not copy, further develop, reproduce, republish, modify, alter, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use the Site or the Services. You will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in the Site or Services, if any. All trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Nothing in these Terms grants you any right to use any trademark, service mark, logo, or trade name of YTech or any third party.
By submitting or posting any User Content, you (i) grant YTech and its successors and assignees a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable and transferable license under any of your intellectual property, moral or privacy rights to use, copy, distribute, transmit, modify, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, alter, decompile, publicly perform such User Content on, through or in connection with the Site in any media formats and through any media channels, including for the purposes of advertising, marketing or any other use as may be decided by YTech from time to time, and (ii) give all users of the Site and/or Services a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, copy, modify, alter, decompile, use as an inspiration, publish and mention your name and User Content provided by you on social media and/or otherwise. You hereby agree to waive, and do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against us and/or any other user of the Site and/or Services with respect thereto.
The policy of YTech is not to infringe upon or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party, and YTech will refuse to use and will remove any User Content in connection with the Site that infringes the rights of any third party. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA"), YTech will remove any Content (including without limitation any User Content) if properly notified that such material infringes third-party rights, and may do so at its sole discretion, without prior notice to users at any time. The policy of YTech is to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.
You are in the best position to judge whether User Content is in violation of intellectual property or personal rights of any third-party. You accept full responsibility for avoiding infringement of the intellectual property or personal rights of others in connection with User Content. YTech will remove any Content (including without limitation any User Content) if properly notified that such material infringes third-party rights, and may do so at its sole discretion, without prior notice to users at any time. If you believe that something appearing on the Site infringes your copyright, you may send us a notice requesting that it be removed, or access to it blocked. If you believe that such a notice has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA lets you send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the DMCA’s requirements. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Be aware that there can be substantial penalties for false claims. Send notices and counter-notices to us by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your use of the Site and/or Services is at your sole discretion and risk. The Site, Content (including User Content) and/or Services are provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis without warranties of any kind.
WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE SITE, CONTENT (INCLUDING USER CONTENT), AND SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, (I) REGARDING THE SECURITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES; OR (II) THAT THE SITE AND SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; AND (III) REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE OF OR ACCURACY, QUALITY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SITE AND SERVICES.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us, shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms. If you choose to rely on such information, including, without limitation, use of any templates and/or other documents and/or (professional) information provided, you do so solely at your own risk. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties. Accordingly, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.
Limitation of Liability
We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or alteration of, or unauthorized access to any Content or Services. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, servers or providers, software, damage to users or to any person's cellular phone related to or resulting from participation in any features or downloading materials and/or uploading of any images and/or pictures in connection with the Site or Services. Under no circumstances shall we be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Site or Services, from any Content, or from the conduct of any users of the Site or Services, whether online or offline.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR UTILITY OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED AS PART OF OR THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT THE DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION AND IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE APPLICABLE CLAIM. IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE ANY PAYMENTS TO YTECH FOR THE USE OF THE PLATFORM, THEN YTECH SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY TOWARDS YOU.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless YTech and its employees, directors, officers, subcontractors and agents, against any and all claims, damages, or costs or expenses (including court costs and attorneys’ fees) that arise directly or indirectly from: (a) breach of these Terms by you or anyone using your computer and/or mobile device, password or third-party login information (including but not limited to breach of warranties, representations and obligations under these Terms); (b) any claim, loss or damage experienced from your use, misuse or attempted use or misuse of the Site or the Services; (c) your violation of any applicable law or regulation; (d) your infringement of any right of any third party; and (e) any other matter for which you are responsible hereunder or under law.
The Site may provide you with third-party links (including, without limitation, advertisements) to websites, applications, and services. We make no promises regarding any content, goods or services provided by such third parties and all use of third-party websites and applications is at your own risk. Additionally, we do not accept responsibility for any payments processed or submitted through such third-party websites and applications or for the privacy policies of such third parties. We do not endorse any products offered by third parties and we urge our users to exercise caution in using third-party websites or applications.
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Israel and the competent courts in Tel Aviv-Jaffa shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any disputes arising hereunder. In any action to enforce these Terms, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. Any cause of action against YTech must be brought within one (1) year of the date such cause of action arose. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be replaced with an enforceable provision which most closely achieves the effect of the original provision, and the remaining terms of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. Nothing in these Terms creates any agency, employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between you and YTech or authorizes you to act on behalf of YTech. Except as may be expressly stated in these Terms, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and any and all other agreements existing between us relating thereto are hereby canceled. We may assign and/or transfer our rights and obligations hereunder to any third party without prior notice. You shall not assign and/or transfer any of your rights or obligations hereunder, and any assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be void. No waiver of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. If we are required to provide notice to you hereunder, we may provide such notice to the email account that you provided upon registration.
Last updated: February 2018