Terms and Conditions of Service



Last Updated: October 27, 2015

Welcome to Female Funders. Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of the Female Funders website(s) located at www.femalefunders.com (the “Website”) and the products, services and applications made available through Female Funders (the “Services”). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Services, please contact us at: hello@femalefunders.com.

These Terms are a binding contract between you and Female Funders Inc. (“Female Funders,” “we” and “us”). You must agree to and accept all of the Terms, or you don’t have the right to use the Services. Your using the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services.

About the Service

Female Funders is a service which empowers women to learn about and engage in angel investment.  You understand that through use of the Services you may be exposed to content from a variety of sources, and that Female Funders is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content.  In addition information provided by Female Funders and its network of partners is provided as a service to assist in increasing education and knowledge of funding options. Such information is provided for education and reference purposes only and the Services are not intended to provide professional, legal, tax or financial advice.  We also do not provide any representation that the information we make available will actually improve your ability to invest given the complexity of investing and funding of diverse projects with different risk profiles.  You should consult the services of a competent licensed professional when you need any assistance of this type.  You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against us with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Services.

Licensed Content and Purchases

If you are a registered subscriber of the Services, you will have the ability to subscribe to specific content provided by our contributing community on angel investing and other related topics (“Licensed Content”). You may subscribe to specific Licensed Content by purchasing access to the same through the Services using the payment portal and checkout process provided. Please note that Licensed Content may not be reviewed, assessed or any sources verified and accordingly, your use and reliance on such Licensed Content should be based on your own judgment. If you have reason to believe that any Licensed Content infringes any copyright, please refer to our Copyright Policy in Section [4] below for further information on how to inform us about it. 

You may access Licensed Content, only as permitted under this Agreement. Female Funders and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Licensed Content. 

You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Licensed Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of any Licensed Content obtained through the Services for any commercial purposes.

You agree not to try to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features or restrictions built into the systems used to provide the Services or specific Licensed Content to prevent copying, printing or other uses of any Licensed Content.

Will these Terms ever change?

We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services. We reserve the right to change the Terms and the Services at any time, but if we make any substantive changes to these Terms we will endeavour to bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the homepage of the Website and/orby sending you an email.

If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.

Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services. We’ll try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn’t always practical. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.

What about my privacy?

Female Funders takes the privacy of its users very seriously.  Our Services are aimed at helping females to learn about angel investing and funding.  However, we join the industry in acknowledging that minors need protection and they may not be able to provide valid consent accordingly we comply with the requirements of the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). For more information about COPPA and our data protection policies, please see our Privacy Policy.

What are the basics of using Female Funders?

To access and use certain features and content on the Website, You may be required to sign up for an account, and select a password and user name (“Female Funders User ID”). You promise to provide accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not select as your Female Funders User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf).

You will only use the Services for your own personal, non-commercial use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law.

You will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password. You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account.

Your use of the Services is subject to the following additional restrictions:

You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any Content or User Submission (each of those terms is defined below) or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that:

  1. Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including Female Funders);
  2. Violates any law or regulation;
  3. Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
  4. Jeopardizes the security of your Female Funders account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to the Services as you);
  5. Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
  6. Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
  7. Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
  8. “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
  9. Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content;
  10. Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services

A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.

What are my rights on Female Funders?

The materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions, and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including Female Funders’) rights.

You understand that Female Funders owns the Services. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), creative derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services.

The Services may allow you to copy or download certain Content; please remember that just because this functionality exists, doesn’t mean that all the restrictions above don’t apply – they do!

Do I have to grant any licenses to Female Funders or to other users?

Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services is your “User Submission.” Some User Submissions are viewable by other users. In order to display your User Submissions on the Services, and to allow other users to enjoy them (where applicable), you grant us certain rights in those User Submissions. Please note that all of the following licenses are subject to our Privacy Policy to the extent they relate to User Submissions that are also your personally-identifiable information.

For all User Submissions, you hereby grant Female Funders a license to translate, modify (for technical purposes, for example making sure your content is viewable on an iPhone as well as a computer) and reproduce and otherwise act with respect to such User Submissions, in each case to enable us to operate the Services, as described in more detail below. This is a license only – your ownership in User Submissions is not affected.

If you store a User Submission in your own personal Female Funders account, in a manner that is not viewable by any other user except you (a “Personal User Submission”), you grant Female Funders the license above, as well as a license to display, perform, and distribute your Personal User Submission for the sole purpose of making that Personal User Submission accessible to you and providing the Services necessary to do so.

If you share a User Submission only in a manner that only certain specified users can view (for example, a private message to one or more other users)(a “Limited Audience User Su