Terms of Use

This terms and conditions of use agreement ("Agreement") is a legal agreement between you and Alliance of U.S. Startups and Inventors for Jobs ("USIJ") governing your use of this website (the "Site").

Your use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. By accessing, using and/or viewing our site, you hereby agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, you must exit this site.

Occasionally, the terms of this Agreement may change. If you access our site at any time after such a change in terms of the Agreement is posted, then you are deemed to have accepted and agreed to all of the revisions.

License and Website Access Users under the age of thirteen (13) are prohibited from using the site. In consideration of your acceptance of the terms stated herein, we hereby grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access our site and the information contained within the site, in accordance with the Site Use terms described below. You may not assign or sublicense this license. The site and information contained within the site may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, transmitted or used commercially in whole or in part without our written permission, except you may make a limited number of copies for your own personal, noncommercial use.

Our site contains software tools and databases that allow you to search and retrieve information. You may not (1) sell, distribute or commercially exploit such software tools, databases or the results of any database search performed on this site, (2) use any data mining, robots, or similar gathering and extraction tools, or (3) sell, rent, lease, lend, or transfer any services provided on this site.

You may use our services for lawful purposes only. You may not use our services to post, transmit or otherwise distribute unlawful material. Examples of unlawful material include, but are not limited to, threats of physical harm, defamatory statements, pornographic material, and copyrighted, trademarked, and other proprietary material used without proper authorization. You may not attempt to use or distribute tools designed for compromising security or take action to compromise the security of this site. Examples of these tools include, but are not limited to, password guessing programs, cracking tools, or network probing tools. You may not "flood" or disrupt our site through any means or process. You are responsible for all use of our services and our site, with or without your consent, by yourself and others, which occurs by, through, or in connection with access to our site via your computer and/or wireless network.


Our site contains various types of information originating from ourselves or from third parties, including outside vendors that provide legal-related information or goods and services. The site provides information about legal issues designed to help users make better decisions, but legal information is not the same as legal advice. Although we go to great lengths to make sure our information is accurate and useful, we urge you to consult an attorney if you want professional assurance that our information, and your interpretation of our information, is appropriate to your particular situation.

As the user of this site, you assume full risk and responsibility for any and all use of this site, including the information presented on the site. The site is intended to be a general information resource only and does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for professional legal advice. You are responsible for seeking professional legal advice. You agree to hold USIJ and its affiliates harmless from any and all claims relating to your use of, your reliance upon, or errors or omissions in, information found on this site.

The services, information and functions contained on our site are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. We expressly disclaim any and all representations and warranties, express or implied, including those of accuracy, completeness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular use or purpose, concerning our services or the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of the information or services included on our site, or that the services will be uninterrupted or error-free. We are not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website, except to the extent that such website or link is owned and operated by USIJ or its affiliate(s).

Copyright, Trademarks & Trade Dress

All content included on the site, the compilation of all content on the site and all software used on the site are the property of USIJ, its affiliates or its content suppliers, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Each page of the website and all works contained therein are subject to the copyright notice. Furthermore, USIJ, as well as other marks so indicated on the site and other USIJ graphics, logos, images, page headers and titles, button icons, scripts and trade and service names, are trademarks and/or trade dress of USIJ in the U.S. and other countries.

Except as provided in the "License and Website Access" section above, unless you receive USIJ’s prior express written consent, you may not: (1) copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, create derivative works of, sell, transfer, display, transmit, compile or collect in a database, or in any manner commercially exploit, any copyright-protected element of the site, including the content and/or software on the site; (2) make any use of USIJ’s trademarks and/or trade dress; (3) frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including, but not limited to, images, text, page layout, and/or form) of USIJ; or (4) use any metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing USIJ’s name or trademarks. Permission requests may be sent to info@usij.org.

Alleged copyright, trademark and trade dress violations should be reported to the USIJ webmaster in care of this site. You may mail a detailed description" of the alleged violation to info@usij.org.

USIJ makes no representations concerning, and assumes no liability for, the infringing or non-infringing nature of any trademarks which appear on the site but are not owned by USIJ.

Privacy and Security

Please review our Privacy & Security Policy to understand our practices regarding your privacy in connection with our online services.

Usernames and Passwords

In order to access certain features of our site, you must have a Personal UserName and Password. You can request a UserName and Password from USIJ through the site. We require your UserName and Password as part of a verification system designed to protect your privacy and security. You are not required to select a UserName and Password, but if you choose to do so, you are responsible for maintaining its security.

Limitation of Liability

Use of our services is at your own risk. With regard to outside vendors and information providers, we do not endorse, or otherwise recommend or approve any product or information located on or available through our site. We do not own or control other networks, sites, or hyperlinked sites outside of our own site except to the extent required by applicable law, in no event will USIJ, its board, officers, employees, or agents be liable to you on any legal theory for any special, incident, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages arising out of the use of the site.

Site Use

a. Content Ownership. The content on the site, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to USIJ, subject to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights under the law.

b. Applicability. This Agreement applies to all users of the site, including experts and contributors and the content and information they have contributed to the Website.

c. Liability. The site may contain links to third party websites that are not owned, operated, or controlled by USIJ. USIJ has no responsibility for the content, terms of use, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites, nor can USIJ censor or edit the content of any third party website. Your use of a third party website is at your own risk, and you expressly relieve USIJ from any and all liability arising from your use of any and all third party websites.

d. No Modification. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the site or any of its related technologies.

e. Commercial Use. You agree not to use the site for any commercial use without the prior written authorization of USIJ. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without USIJ’s express approval:

i. Sale of access to the site or its related services on another website;

ii. Use of the site or its related services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue; and

iii. Use of the site or its related services that USIJ finds, in its sole and absolute discretion, to use the site or resources with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for USIJ.

f. Non-Commercial Use. Prohibited commercial uses do not include use that USIJ expressly authorized in writing.

g. Link Back. If you use any portion of a Work from the Website on your website, or that of a third party, you must include a prominent link back to the Website.

h. Compliance. You will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement as well as all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

i. Continuity. USIJ reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the site at any time.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless USIJ, its board, officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) Your use of and access to the site; (ii) Your violation of any term of the terms of use as stated herein; (iii) Your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claims that any expert or contributor submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive this Agreement and your use of the site.


You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parents or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this Agreement.


This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by USIJ without restriction.

Choice of Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue

You agree that: (i) the site shall be deemed solely based in California; and (ii) the site shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over USIJ, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and USIJ that arises in whole or in part from the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the County of San Francisco, California or the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California.


If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms of this Agreement, and without further action by the parties of this Agreement, such provision shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable.


No term or provision of this Agreement shall be deemed waived and no breach consented to unless such waiver or consent shall be in writing and signed by the party to be charged with such waiver or consent.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. There are no understandings, agreements or representations with respect to the site not specified here, or incorporated herein. USIJ shall not be bound by any additional provisions that may appear in any communication from you.


You and USIJ agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the site must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.