Terms of Service
Welcome to Labs of Latvia. Our goal is to unite Latvian startup community, introduce it to the world and simplify interaction with and within Latvian startup community.
This website is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where (by reason of that person's nationality, residence or otherwise) the publication or availability of the website is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access this website.
Users of the website may open an account linked to a “Startup”, “Investor” or “Community”. The account is verified by Labs of Latvia administrator. After approval user obtains permission to edit the respective “Startup”, “Investor” or “Community” account. Users may view content made available to the public.
The only people who are authorized to create accounts on this site are professionals who understand risk and are willing to bear the consequences. If you aren’t part of a “Startup”, “Investor” or “Community” you don’t think that you sophisticated enough to protect your own interests, then you should not try to create an account on this site.
By using Labs of Latvia (including by simply viewing content on labsoflatvia.com (the “Site”), you agree that you, and each person you allow to access Labs of Latvia through your account, will abide by the terms of the following agreement, which is summarized here, and set forth in its entirety below. This agreement is between you and Labs of Latvia (“We,” “Labs of Latvia”), and it governs your access to and use of the services, websites, and applications offered by Labs of Latvia (the "Service"). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with this agreement.
STARTUPS: If you are a Startup, you are welcome to upload information about your business, its news, slides and other materials. All information you provide is attributed to you and you are responsible for its validity.
INVESTORS: If you are an Investor, you are welcome to upload information about your investment strategy, news, slides and other materials. All information you provide is attributed to you and you are responsible for its validity.
COMMUNITIES: If you are a Community, you are welcome to upload information about your activities relevant to Latvian startups, investors or both. All information you provide is attributed to you and you are responsible for its validity.
GENERAL USERS: Certain portions of Labs of Latvia site will be visible to users who have not signed up as either Startups, Investors or Communities. Those users, nevertheless, are bound by this agreement. Startups, Investors and Communities should be aware that information they provide will be visible to everybody.
What We are Promising
Our obligations under this agreement are limited to two elements (A) we will verify Startups, Investors and Communities displayed in Labs of Latvia database and (B) we will verify the content created by Labs of Latvia team (further referred to as “Editorial content”).
We do not, and cannot, guarantee that any Content created by Startups, Investors, Communities or other authors (e.g., guest bloggers) (further referred to as “Community Content”) is true, correct, complete or viable. You are making decisions based on Community Content at your own risk.
What You are Promising
You are promising to use Labs of Latvia responsibly and in a professional manner, and to hold us harmless against any damage that may happen to you or us as a result of your use of Labs of Latvia.
Users have waived the right to bring suit in a court and/or to participate in “class action” suits. Instead, we will use binding arbitration with each party in the event of a dispute.
Other Rights We Have
Users of Labs of Latvia must understand that we have virtually unlimited rights to reject any Startup, Investor or Community, to delete any Content, or to publish any Content provided to us by a Startup, Investor, Community or in any other medium (except Content explicitly agreed upon as confidential), including for the purposes of marketing our Service.
There are Things We are Absolutely Not Obligated to Do:
We are not obligated to display your Content to any other user, nor are we obligated to introduce you to any Startup, Community or Investor. We are not responsible for doing diligence on the investors you meet through Labs of Latvia or on Startups available through Labs of Latvia – You are. We are not responsible for verifying that any potential investor is accredited or otherwise authorized or appropriate to invest in you – You are. Similarly, we do not recommend any startups for investment or endorse their fitness for investment, verify the information on the site or in our emails and we don't claim any of that information is accurate – again, that's your job. You need to make up your own mind and decide what risks you want to take. In particular, no part of this website is intended to constitute investment advice. You should seek your own independent advice.
Privacy and Protection of User Information
Labs of Latvia does not promise to maintain the confidentiality of information you disclose to users on our site, and in fact intends to publish most Startups’, Investors’ and Communities’ content to our members. Please contact us to discuss particular cases of publishing sensitive information.
Personal information we collect from users in order to verify their account will be kept private and will not be published to any of our users. However, other users may still be able to infer certain facts about your income and net worth from your qualification as an investor on Labs of Latvia.
Disputes with Others
If disputes arise between you and anyone other than Labs of Latvia, we have no obligation to participate or assist either party.
Term And Termination
This agreement will remain in effect between you and Labs of Latvia unless either Labs of Latvia terminates it, or you terminate it by deleting all your Content from the Service, closing your account or you cease to view Content accessible through the Site.
Labs of Latvia database
Labs of Latvia database provides information about companies, products, people, investors, communities and the activities that connect them. The user is referred as to as “You”. If the user is an individual, You means such individual. If the user is a corporation, partnership or other entity (“Corporate Entity”), You refers to such Corporate Entity and the individual represents and warrants that the individual has the authority to bind the Corporate Entity.
By accessing or using the Service, You acknowledge that You have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service (“Terms of Service” or “Agreement”), whether or not You have a registered account for the Service. We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify these Terms of Service, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to You. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is Your responsibility to review these Terms of Service from time to time to ensure that You continue to agree with all of its terms.
Your contributions to database
If You create or modify any content in Labs of Latvia database, You agree to (a) provide accurate, and current information; (b) maintain the security of Your password and identification; (c) be fully responsible for all use of Your account and for any actions that take place using Your account.
By contributing or posting any content on the Service (including making updates to existing content on Labs of Latvia Dataset or adding new content to Labs of Latvia Dataset) (“Your Content”), You grant Labs of Latvia and our assigns, agents, and licensees the non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide license, with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers of sub-licensees, to use, reproduce, modify, display, perform, and distribute Your Content in any medium and through any form of technology whether now in existence or which comes into existence in the future. You should not upload any content in which You do not have sufficient rights to grant this license to Labs of Latvia.
Labs of Latvia owns all rights, title, and interests in intellectual property rights in any contributions by its employees, any derivative works developed by Labs of Latvia and the compilations and collective works in Labs of Latvia Dataset, including those works incorporating Your Content (but not rights to Your Content by itself).
Labs of Latvia Dataset benefits from content, including media files, submitted by anonymous users, registered users, partners, and Labs of Latvia team. This information may be inaccurate and / or out-of-date. Labs of Latvia assumes no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the information in the Service. Use of such information is at Your own risk.
Labs of Latvia shall not be responsible for any failure to remove, or delay in removing, harmful, inaccurate, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable content from the Service. Labs of Latvia has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store or display any content that is contributed to the Labs of Latvia Dataset.
Labs of Latvia Dataset may be changed, updated, or deleted without notice for any reason at Labs of Latvia’s sole discretion.
Your Use of Labs of Latvia Dataset
Labs of Latvia Dataset may be used by commercial or non-commercial users, with reasonable attribution to Labs of Latvia and without the need for a separate commercial license. Including the respective Labs of Latvia Profile URL as part of the usage will generally be sufficient as reasonable attribution to Labs of Latvia Dataset. The Labs of Latvia Dataset is updated on a regular basis and is available on Labs of Latvia website.
Attribution must clearly state that the Content is sourced from Labs of Latvia Dataset and link to the webpage of the source material on the Site.
If you have any questions concerning attribution, feel free to contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You represent, warrant and agree that no contributions of any kind submitted to the Site for the Labs of Latvia Dataset or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by You on or through the Site or Service will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.
In addition, You agree not to:
- Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Site or Service by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
- Use the Site or Service in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site or Service;
- Upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent Yourself, Your age or Your affiliation with any person or entity;
- Upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
- Upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the Site or Service any private information such as Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
- Solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
- Upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- Intimidate or harass another;
- Upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
- Use or attempt to use another’s account, service or system without authorization from Labs of Latvia, or create a false identity on the Site or Service.
- Upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose Labs of Latvia or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
- Post anything that exploits children or minors or that depicts cruelty to animals.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Site contains (or You may be sent through the Site) links to other web sites (“Third Party Sites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties on such websites (the “Third Party Site Content”). Labs of Latvia does not control or monitor such Third Party Sites or Third Party Site Content, and Labs of Latvia is not responsible for any Third Party Sites or Third Party Site Content accessed through the Site or Service. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Site Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by Labs of Latvia. If You decide to leave the Site or Service and access the Third Party Sites, You do so at Your own risk and You should be aware that Site Terms of Service no longer govern.
Relationship of the Parties
You and Labs of Latvia are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales relationship, or employment relationship between the parties. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on Labs of Latvia’s behalf.
Labs of Latvia may terminate Your account, delete Your Labs of Latvia entry and any of Your Content and/or prohibit You from using or accessing the Site for any reason, or no reason, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
LABS OF LATVIA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. LABS OF LATVIA IS MAKING THE SITE AND SERVICE AVAILABLE “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR SERVICE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE AND SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. LABS OF LATVIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
Limitation on Liability
LABS OF LATVIA’S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL LABS OF LATVIA OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY LABS OF LATVIA. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Labs of Latvia, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives from any and all third party claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising from Your access to or use of the Site or Service (including the Content), Your violation of these Terms of Service, or Your infringement, or infringement by any other user of Your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any third party or Labs of Latvia. Labs of Latvia will notify You promptly of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand, and will provide You with reasonable assistance, at Your expense, in defending any such claim, loss, liability, damage, or cost.
If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in this Agreement to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. No waiver of any breach of any provision of this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.
Change of Control
In the event of a change of control of Labs of Latvia or the sale of substantially all of Labs of Latvia’s assets, all rights of Labs of Latvia hereunder shall be transferable without notice to You.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between You and CrunchBase regarding the use of the Site and Service, superseding any prior agreements between You and Labs of Latvia relating to Your use of the Site and Service.