Terms and Conditions

This website and any other URLs and websites administered by Startup Local, LLC DBA LaunchGen and its affiliates, including any applications available therefrom (collectively, the “Website”) are offered by Startup Local, LLC DBA LaunchGen and its affiliates (collectively, “LaunchGen” or “we” or “us”) to you, the user, subject to your acceptance of all the terms and conditions set forth below (“Terms of Use”). The terms “you” and “user” refers to all individuals that access the Website.

By your affirmative actions of registering for the Website, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use, to our Privacy Policy, and your agreement to communicate with us electronically. If you do not agree to all of these terms and conditions, do not register for or use this Website.

Your Account

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You acknowledge that LaunchGen is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. You may terminate your user account at any time, for any reason. When the Event affiliated with this Website ends, your content and account may be deleted and removed from our servers in accordance with host organization policies.

LaunchGen and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

LaunchGen does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13, you may use this website only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Trademarks

“LaunchGen", the “LaunchGen" logo and other LaunchGen graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are our trademarks or trade dress in the U.S. and/or other countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.

Copyright and Resource Content

LaunchGen and their employees and agents specifically disclaim any responsibility for any advice presented in this website including particularly legal advice, tax advice, and accounting advice. The user holds LaunchGen and its affiliates, agents and employees harmless in the event any resource content is found to be incorrect or unusable. Any suggestions contained in the materials are illustrative only and may not pertain to a particular situation and laws may change between the time of preparation and the time of presentation, or may not pertain to a user’s jurisdiction.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. LaunchGen content is not for resale. Your use of the Website does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of LaunchGen or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms of Use.

Third Party Websites

The Website may provide links or references to websites operated by third parties. Though we carefully choose which third party sites we reference, we do not monitor or investigate such websites and we are not responsible for the content, functionality, or practices of such websites. Inclusion of links to third party websites on our Website is a convenience, and does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by us. We suggests that you read the terms of use and privacy policies (if any) on those third party websites. You agree that LaunchGen has no liability for any damage or loss of any type that is a result of your use of a third party website.

Privacy Policy

At LaunchGen, we respect your privacy and believe you should be informed about how we collect, use and disclose your Personal Information (as defined below). This Privacy Policy describes our practices regarding if and how we use and share with third parties Personal Information and other information that we collect on the Website.

Please read on to learn more about how we collect and use your information; if you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy practices, please send us a detailed message to team@launchgen.com, write us at 6494 Heather Glen Way, Clarksville, MD 21794, or call us at +1(410) 857-7525.

Personal Information

LaunchGen does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 13, you may use this website only with permission of a parent or guardian.

We may collect your full name, email address, and other directory information in connection with your use of the Website (“Personal Information”). We may ask you to submit Personal Information at various places on our Website, including but not limited to Registration Data, adding profile details, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting feedback. We do not share your information with third parties.

We use your Personal Information to contact you if we consider it necessary to send you information about the operation of the site, including information regarding the services you have signed up for on the Website, response to any requests through Contact forms, password reset inquiries, or information about changes to our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.

This Website is being used to manage a competition by a “Host”, a person or organization other than LaunchGen. By registering for the Website, you also authorize the sharing of your user information with the Host.. The Host is not monitored by LaunchGen, and we assume no responsibility for their actions or communications. Each Host will provide a Terms and Conditions unique to their Event. You will be asked to review and agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your application.

Information Collected Automatically

We receive and store certain types of usage information whenever you interact with the Services; this information is not Personal Information. For example, LaunchGen automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, LaunchGen cookie information, and the page you requested. We also record the details of your activity on the Services, and the number and frequency of visitors to our site and its components.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer or mobile device to enable our systems to recognize your computer or device and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. LaunchGen cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your user name or email address is. Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways.

The Services may also contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how the Services are used.

This data is only used for research and product development purposes, to continue to improve the Service.

Submission Materials

This website is used to host competitions requiring the submission of applications, referred to hereafter as “Business Propositions”. LaunchGen makes no guarantees or warranties as to the confidentiality of the submitted Business Propositions. Applicants should be guided by their own attorneys as to the desirability of seeking patents or other protection for their Business Propositions. Each applicant acknowledges that we or our affiliates may currently or in the future be developing information internally, or receiving information from other parties, that is similar to Submission Materials. Nothing in these Terms of Use or Privacy Policy will be construed as a representation or agreement that we or our affiliates have not developed or will not develop products, concepts, systems or techniques that are similar to or compete with the products, concepts, systems or techniques contemplated by or embodied in any Business Propositions.

In order to effectively review applications during the Event, the Host may from time to time add “Reviewers” and assign applications to them for review. Your Business Proposition will be made available to these reviewers. No Personal Information is shared in the process, as all entries are de-identified.

In order to showcase Business Propositions and communicate competition results, there are portions of each Submission that are made publicly available to showcase your entry. These fields are clearly identified on the application submission form and do not include, by default, any Personal Information.

Corporate Family

If another company acquires LaunchGen (or a business unit of LaunchGen that uses your Personal Information), the Personal Information collected by LaunchGen will be transferred or assigned to that company. In such event, the acquiring company may assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy, or it may, at its discretion, provide a new privacy policy for your review and acceptance.

Security

We use a combination of industry standard encryption, multiple firewalls and multiple levels of physical security to protect the Personal Information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, you should know that no company, including LaunchGen, can fully eliminate security or other risks associated with the possession of Personal Information. For example, we may be legally required to disclose information to Federal or local government agencies or authorized third parties under certain circumstances, or unauthorized third parties (bad actors) may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login information and password.

Policy Updates

All Registered Users, will be prompted to review and accept the new Terms of Use or Privacy Policy upon their next user session.