Terms of service

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, A CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS THE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF DISPUTES, AND OBLIGATIONS TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

Last Updated: March 28, 2016

TERMS OF SERVICE

If you are using the Site and you reside in the EU, you are contracting with STEERING LTD. STEERING LTD is hereinafter referred to as "9steer", "we", "us", or "our").

9steer provides an online platform that connects advisors who provide advisory services with startups seeking such services (collectively, the "Services"), which Services are accessible at http://9steer.co and any other websites through which 9steer makes the Services available (collectively, the "Site"). By using the Site, you agree to comply with and be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service ("Terms"), whether or not you become a registered user of the Services. These Terms govern your access to and use of the Site, Application and Services and all Collective Content (defined below), and your participation in the Referral Program (defined below), and constitute a binding legal agreement between you and 9steer. Please also read carefully our Privacy Policy at http://9steer.co/privacy_policy . If you do not agree to these Terms, you have no right to obtain information from or otherwise continue using the Site or Services. Failure to use the Site or Services in accordance with these Terms may subject you to civil and criminal penalties.

THE SITE AND SERVICES COMPRISE AN ONLINE PLATFORM THROUGH WHICH ADVISORS MAY CREATE LISTINGS FOR SERVICES AND STARTUPS MAY LEARN ABOUT AND PAY FOR THE SERVICES DIRECTLY WITH THE HOSTS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT 9STEER IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN HOSTS AND GUESTS, NOR IS 9STEER A BROKER, AGENT OR INSURER. 9STEER HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE CONDUCT OF ADVISORS, STARTUPS AND OTHER USERS OF THE SITE AND SERVICES OR ANY ADVISORY SERVICES, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN THIS REGARD TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Key Terms

"9steer Content" means all Content that 9steer makes available through the Site or Services, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content.  

"Collective Content" means Member Content and 9steer Content.  

"Content" means text, graphics, images, audio, video, information or other materials.  

"Startup" means a Member who requests from an Advisor advisory services via the Site or Services

"Advisor" means a Member who provide advisory services via the Site and Services.  

"Member" means a person who completes Airbnb's account registration process, including but not limited to Hosts and Guests, as described under "Account Registration" below.  

"Member Content" means all Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits, transmits, or includes in Member profile to be made available through the Site or Services.  

"Tax" or "Taxes" mean any sales taxes, value added taxes (VAT), goods and services taxes (GST), transient occupancy taxes, tourist or other visitor taxes, accommodation or lodging taxes, fees (such as convention center fees) that accommodation providers may be required by law to collect and remit to governmental agencies, and other similar municipal, state, federal and national indirect or other withholding and personal or corporate income taxes.

Certain areas of the Site (and your access to or use of certain aspects of the Services or Collective Content) may have different terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms and terms and conditions posted for a specific area of the Site, Services, or Collective Content, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area of the Site, Services, or Collective Content.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE OR SERVICES OR BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ON THE SITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT. If you accept or agree to these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and, in such event, "you" and "your" will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.

Modification

9steer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Site or Services or to modify these Terms, including the Service Fees, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will either post the modification on the Site or otherwise provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the "Last Updated Date" at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use the Site or Services after we have posted a modification on the Site or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site and Services.

Eligibility

The Site and Services are intended solely for persons who are 18 or older. Any access to or use of the Site, Application or Services by anyone under 18 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the Site, Application or Services you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.

How the Site and Services Work

The Site and Services can be used to facilitate the delivery of advisory services. You may view advisors profiles as an unregistered visitor to the Site and Services; however, if you wish to take up advisory services, you must first register to create a 9steer Account (defined below).

As stated above, 9steer makes available an online platform or marketplace with related technology for startups and advisors to meet online and arrange for provision of advisory services directly with each other. 9steer is not an operator of advisory services nor is it a provider of advisory services or hiring services. Unless explicitly specified otherwise in the 9steer platform, 9steer’s responsibilities are limited to: (i) facilitating the availability of the Site and Services and (ii) serving as the limited payment collection agent of each advisor for the purpose of accepting payments from startups on behalf of the advisor.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS STATED ABOVE, THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE USED TO FACILITATE STARTUPS AND ADVISORS CONNECTING AND CONDUCTING ADVISORY SERVICES DIRECTLY WITH EACH OTHER. 9STEER CANNOT AND DOES NOT CONTROL THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY LISTINGS AND THE CONDITION, LEGALITY OR SUITABILITY OF ANY ADVISOR PROFILES. 9STEER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY AND ALL ADVISORY SERVICES. ACCORDINGLY, ANY ADVISORY SERVICES WILL BE MADE OR ACCEPTED AT THE MEMBER'S OWN RISK.

Account Registration

In order to access certain features of the Site, and to conduct advisory services or create a profile, you must register to create an account ("9steer Account") and become a Member. You may register to join the Services directly via the Site or as described in this section.

You can also register to join by logging into your account with certain third-party social networking sites ("SNS") (including, but not limited to, LinkedIn; each such account, a "Third-Party Account"), via our Site, as described below. As part of the functionality of the Site, Application and Services, you may link your 9steer Account with Third-Party Accounts, by either: (i) providing your Third-Party Account login information to 9steer through the Site, Services; or (ii) allowing 9steer to access your Third-Party Account, as permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third-Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third-Party Account login information to 9steer and/or grant 9steer access to your Third-Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third-Party Account and without obligating 9steer to pay any fees or making 9steer subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third-party service providers. By granting 9steer access to any Third-Party Accounts, you understand that 9steer will access, make available and store (if applicable) any Content that you have provided to and stored in your Third-Party Account ("SNS Content") so that it is available on and through the Site, Services via your 9steer Account and 9steer Account profile page. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all SNS Content, if any, will be considered to be Member Content for all purposes of these Terms. Depending on the Third-Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third-Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third-Party Accounts will be available on and through your 9steer Account on the Site and Services. Please note that if a Third-Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or 9steer’s access to such Third-Party Account is terminated by the third-party service provider, then SNS Content will no longer be available on and through the Site and Services. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. 9steer makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to for accuracy, legality or non-infringement and 9steer is not responsible for any SNS Content.

Your 9steer Account and your 9steer Account profile page will be created for your use of the Site based upon the personal information you provide to us or that we obtain via an SNS as described above. You may not have more than one (1) active 9steer Account. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. 9steer reserves the right to suspend or terminate your 9steer Account and your access to the Site and Services if you create more than one (1) 9steer Account, or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, fraudulent, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your 9steer Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Airbnb of any unauthorized use of your 9steer Account.

Proprietary Rights Notices

All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of 9steer used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of 9steer. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.

Feedback

We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Site and Services ("Feedback"). You may submit Feedback by emailing  contact@9steer.co, or by other means of communication. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback you give us will be the sole and exclusive property of 9steer and you hereby irrevocably assign to 9steer and agree to irrevocably assign to 9steer all of your right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including without limitation all worldwide patent, copyright, trade secret, moral and other proprietary or intellectual property rights therein, and waive any moral rights you may have in such Feedback. At 9steer’s request and expense, you will execute documents and take such further acts as Airbnb may reasonably request to assist 9steer to acquire, perfect, and maintain its intellectual property rights and other legal protections for the Feedback.

Suspension, Termination and 9steer Account Cancellation

We may, in our discretion and without liability to you, with or without cause, with or without prior notice and at any time, decide to limit, suspend, deactivate or cancel your 9steer Account. If we exercise our discretion under these Terms to do so, any or all of the following can occur with or without prior notice or explanation to you: (a) your 9steer Account will be deactivated or suspended, your password will be disabled, and you will not be able to access the Site, Services, your 9steer Account, your Member Content, or receive assistance from 9steer Customer Service, (b) any pending or accepted future board invitations as either startup or advisor will be immediately terminated, (c) we may communicate to your startup or advisor that a potential or confirmed booking has been cancelled. You may cancel your 9steer Account at any time by contacting contact@9steer.co. Please note that if your 9steer Account is cancelled, we do not have an obligation to delete or return to you any Content you have posted to the Site and Services, including, but not limited to, any reviews or Feedback.

Disclaimers

IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR PARTICIPATE IN THE REFERRAL PROGRAM, YOU DO SO AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT 9STEER DOES NOT HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ANY MEMBER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, STARTUPS AND ADVISORS, BUT MAY CONDUCT SUCH BACKGROUND CHECKS IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. THE SITE, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT AND REFERRAL PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, AIRBNB EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. 9STEER MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PROFILES, WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM 9STEER OR THROUGH THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT 9STEER DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. 9STEER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH MEETINGS ARE ORGANIZED BY 9STEER.

Reporting Misconduct

If you feel that a user is acting or has acted inappropriately, including but not limited to anyone who (i) engages in offensive, violent or sexually inappropriate behavior, (ii) engages in any other disturbing conduct, you should immediately report such person to the appropriate authorities and then to 9steer by contacting us with your police station and report number; provided that your report will not obligate us to take any action beyond that required by law (if any) or cause us to incur any liability to you.

Contact Information

STEERING LTD

Company Number with the UK Companies Registration Office: 09947249

contact@9steer.co