End user agreement

Welcome, and thanks for using BetterWorldSolutions.eu and apps! When you use our products and services, you’re agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the User Agreement below. 

Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.

Purpose

The mission of BetterWorldSolutions is to connect the world’s professionals to enable them to be more productive and successful.

To achieve our mission, we make services available through our website end mobile applications to help you, your connections, and millions of other professionals meet, get inspired, exchange ideas, learn, make deals and  find opportunities.

The products transacted through the Service are licensed, not sold, to you for use only under the terms of this license, unless a product is accompanied by a separate license agreement, in which case the terms of that separate license agreement will govern, subject to your prior acceptance of that separate license agreement.

This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Platform at www.BetterWorldSolutions.eu, all other Platforms owned and operated by BetterWorldSolutions that redirect to www.BetterWorldSolutions.eu and all subdomains (collectively, the Platform), and the service owned and operated by BetterWorldSolutions (together with the Platform, the ‘Service’). By using the Service in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Platform or contributing content, information, or other materials or services to the Platform, you agree to be bound by this Agreement.

1 Summary of Services

BetterWorldSolutions.eu is a platform where participants (companies and starters/innovators) promote their products. Through the Platform and by promoting the products via international marketing and PR, the Service makes accessible various content, including, but not limited to, videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, comments, data, text, software, scripts, projects, other material and information, and associated trademarks and copyrightable works (collectively, ‘Content’). Participants, visitors to and users of the Service (collectively, ‘Users’) may have the ability to contribute, add, create, upload, submit, distribute, facilitate the distribution of, collect, post, or otherwise make accessible (‘Submit’) Content. ‘User Submissions’ means any Content Submitted by Users.

2 Acceptance of Terms

The Service is offered subject to acceptance of all of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy available at https://www.BetterWorldSolutions.eu/privacy, and all other operating rules, policies, and procedures that may be published on the Platform by the Company, which are incorporated by reference. These Terms of Use apply to every user of the Service. In addition, some services offered through the Service may be subject to additional terms and conditions adopted by BetterWorldSolutions. Your use of those services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference.

BetterWorldSolutions reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Use by posting the updated terms on the Platform. It is your responsibility to check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

BetterWorldSolutions reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue the Service (including, but not limited to, the availability of any feature, database, or Content) at any time for any reason. BetterWorldSolutions may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.

The Service is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old (and at least the legal age in your jurisdiction). You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are at least 18 years old and of legal age in your jurisdiction to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. BetterWorldSolutions reserves the right to ask for proof of age from you and your account may be suspended until satisfactory proof of age is provided. The Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in those jurisdictions.

3 Rules and Conduct

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Service for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use or law. The Service is provided as a marketing platform for businesses, starters en inventers with solutions for global issues on the themes Water, Sustainable Environment and Energy. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service. You shall not, and shall not permit any third party using your account to, take any action, or Submit Content, that:

  • infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other right of any other person or entity, or violates any law or contract;
  • you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate;
  • is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, or invasive of another’s privacy;
  • constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters;
  • contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of the Company or any third party;
  • is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

Additionally, you shall not:

  1. take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by BetterWorldSolutions in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on BetterWorldSolutions’ platform or its third-party providers’ infrastructure; b. interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service;
  2. bypass any measures the Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Service);
  3. run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or ‘spam’ on the Service;
  4. use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to ‘crawl’ or ‘spider’ any page of the Platform.

You shall not directly or indirectly:

  1. decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction;
  2. modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service
  3. copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations.

Participants agree to not abuse other users’ personal information for any purpose other than is specified on participants pages.

4 Registration

You may view Content on the Platform without registering, but as a condition of using certain aspects of the Service, you may be required to register with BetterWorldSolutions, select a screen name (‘User ID’) and password. You shall provide accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in termination of your account. You shall not use as a User ID, domain name, or product name any name or term that

  1. is the name of another person, with the intent to impersonate that person;
  2. is subject to any rights of another person, without appropriate authorization
  3. is offensive, vulgar, or obscene

BetterWorldSolutions reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse registration of or cancel a User ID, domain name, and project name. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password for the Platform. You shall never use another User account without the other User’s express permission. You will immediately notify the Company in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other known account-related security breach.

5 Commercial and matching partner

BetterWorldSolutions.eu does not offer refunds. BetterWorldSolutions.eu reserves the right to cancel a pledge at any time and for any reason and BetterWorldSolutions.eu reserves the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend a campaign at any time and for any reason.

BetterWorldSolutions.eu is not liable for any damages as a result of any of those actions. BetterWorldSolutions.eu’s policy is not to comment on the reasons for any of those actions.

BetterWorldSolutions is not liable for any damages or loss or any other use of the Service. BetterWorldSolutions is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between any Users, or between Users and any third party arising in connection with the use of the Service. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with campaigns on the Platform. BetterWorldSolutions does not oversee the performance or punctuality of projects. You release BetterWorldSolutions its officers, employees, agents, and successors in rights from claims, damages, and demands of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Service.

6 Fees and Payments

Joining BetterWorldSolutions.eu is free for inventers with a new idea or concept. Companies who want to participate with a ready-to-use product pay a year contribution. Changes to fees are effective after we provide you with notice by posting the changes on the Platform. You are responsible for paying all fees and taxes associated with your use of the Service.

7 Third-Party Platforms

The Service may permit you to link to other Platforms or resources on the internet, and other Platforms or resources may contain links to the Platform. When you access third-party Platforms, you do so at your own risk. Those other Platforms are not under BetterWorldSolutions control, and you acknowledge that BetterWorldSolutions is not liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness, or any other aspect of those other Platforms or resources.

The inclusion on another Platform of any link to the Platform does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with BetterWorldSolutions. You further acknowledge and agree that BetterWorldSolutions shall not be liable for any damage related to the use of any content, goods, or services available through any third-party Platform or resource.

8 Content and License

You agree that the Service contains Content provided by BetterWorldSolutions and its partners and Users and that the Content may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

9 Intellectual Property

By Submitting Ideas, Concepts and Products on the Platform or otherwise through the Service, you agree to the following terms:

BetterWorldSolutions will not have any ownership rights over your submissions. However, BetterWorldSolutions and its participants need the following license to perform and market the Service on your behalf and on behalf of its other Users and itself. You grant to BetterWorldSolutions the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right to (and to allow others acting on its behalf to)

  • use, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of, reproduce, host, display, stream, transmit, playback, transcode, copy, feature, market, sell, distribute, and otherwise fully exploit your User Submissions and your trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos, and similar proprietary rights (collectively, the “Trademarks”) in connection with

a. the service

b. BetterWorldSolutions (and its successors’ and assigns’) businesses

c. promoting, marketing, and redistributing part or all of the Platform (and derivative works thereof) or the service in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third-party Platforms)

  • take whatever other action is required to perform and market the Service;
  • allow its Users to stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use the User Submissions and Trademarks in connection with the Service;
  • use and publish, and permit others to use and publish, the User Submissions, Trademarks, names, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in connection with the provision or marketing of the Service.

The foregoing license grant to BetterWorldSolutions does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Submissions, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Submissions.

  • You are publishing your product and you may be identified publicly by your (company)name or User ID in association with your User Submission.
  • You further agree that your User Submissions will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant BetterWorldSolutions all of the license rights granted herein.
  • BetterWorldSolutions shall have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any of your User Submissions.
  • All information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Platform is the sole responsibility of the person from which that content originated.
  • BetterWorldSolutions will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any Content.
  • BetterWorldSolutions cannot guarantee the identity of any other Users with whom you may interact while using the Service.
  • All Content you access through the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.

BetterWorldSolutions has adopted a policy of, in appropriate circumstances, terminating User accounts that are repeat infringers of the intellectual property rights of others. BetterWorldSolutions also may terminate User accounts even based on a single infringement.

10 Notifications

If you believe that your work has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please notify BetterWorldSolutions.eu in writing by emailing us at services@BetterWorldSolutions.eu. Your notice must contain the following information:

  • a physical or electronic signature of the user of the Services;
  • identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • a statement made under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material;
  • the subscriber’s name, address, telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the user will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subscriber, an agent of such person.

Under the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

If you fail to comply with these notice requirements, your notification or counter-notification may not be valid.

11 Termination

BetterWorldSolutions may terminate your access to the Platform, without cause or notice, which may result in the removal of all information associated with your account. If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Platform. Any fees paid to the Company are non-refundable. All provisions of the Terms of Use that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

12 Warranty Disclaimer

BetterWorldSolutions has no special relationship with or duty to you. You acknowledge that BetterWorldSolutions has no duty to take any action regarding any of the following:

  • which users gain access to the Platform
  • what participants and users access through the Platform
  • what effects the content may have on users
  • how users may interpret or use the content
  • what actions users may take as a result of having been exposed to the content

BetterWorldSolutions cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data or information that users provide about themselves or their products. You release BetterWorldSolutions from all liability for your having acquired or not acquired content through the Platform. BetterWorldSolutions makes no representations concerning any content on the Platform and is not liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained on the Platform.

BetterWorldSolutions does not guarantee that any content will be made available through the Platform nor has it the obligation to monitor the reviews.

BetterWorldSolutions and its services are provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ and is without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranties implied by any course of performance or usage of trade, all of which are expressly disclaimed. BetterWorldSolutions and its directors, employees, agents, suppliers, partners and participators do not warrant that:

  1. the service will be secure or available at any particular time or location
  2. any defects or errors will be corrected
  3. any content or software available at or through the service is free of viruses or other harmful components
  4. the results of using the service will meet your requirements. Using BetterWorldSolutions services is solely at your own risk

BetterWorldSolutions makes no guaranty of confidentiality of any communication or information transmitted on the Platform or any Platform linked to the Platform. BetterWorldSolutions will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on BetterWorldSolutions equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Platform, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.

13 Indemnification

You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BetterWorldSolutions, its affiliates, and each of its and its affiliates’ employees, contractors, directors, suppliers, and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the service and content, or otherwise from your user submissions, violation of the Terms of Use, or infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. BetterWorldSolutions reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with BetterWorldSolutions in asserting any available defenses.

14 Limitation of Liability

In no event shall BetterWorldSolutions, nor its directors, employees, agents, partners, suppliers, or content providers, be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence, or any other legal or equitable theory with respect to the service:

  • for any lost profits, data loss, cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, or special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever, substitute goods or services (however arising)
  • for any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like (regardless of the source of origination),
  • for any direct damages in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred euro’s

Some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

15 International

Accessing the service might be prohibited from territories where the content is illegal. If you access the service from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

16 Electronic Delivery, Notice Policy, and Your Consent

By using the services, you consent to receive from BetterWorldSolutions.eu all communications including notices, agreements, legally required disclosures, or other information in connection with the services (collectively, ‘Contract Notices’) electronically. BetterWorldSolutions.eu may provide the electronic Contract Notices by posting them on the Platform. If you desire to withdraw your consent to receive Contract Notices electronically, you must discontinue your use of the services.

17 Governing Law

These Terms of Service (and any further rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Dutch law, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the United Nations Convention of Controls for International sale of goods. You agree that the Company and its Services are deemed a Platform that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over BetterWorldSolutions.eu or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the Netherlands. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms, or your use or non-use of the Services, shall be filed only in Dutch courts, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial in any dispute, action, or proceeding.

18 Integration and Severability

These Terms of Use and other referenced material are the entire agreement between you and BetterWorldSolutions with respect to our service, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and BetterWorldSolutions with respect to the service and govern the future relationship. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

19 Miscellaneous

BetterWorldSolutions shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where the failure results from any cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic, or communications failure or degradation. The Terms of Use are for your organisation or personal to you if you post a new concept/idea, and are not assignable, transferable, or sub licensable by you except with BetterWorldSolutions prior written consent. BetterWorldSolutions may assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of the Terms of Use and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Terms of Use, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys’ fees. All notices under the Terms of Use will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.

Updated: April 2014

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