Rilla Terms and conditions

Please, read our Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms") and Privacy Policy carefully because they affect your legal rights, including an agreement to resolve any disputes that may arise between us by arbitration on an individual basis instead of by class actions or jury trials.

BY CLICKING ACCEPT, YOU OR THE ENTITY THAT YOU REPRESENT (YOU) AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE (TERMS) BETWEEN YOU AND RILLA, INC. (RILLA). YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE TERMS IN ORDER TO ACCESS OR USE RILLA’S SERVICES, AND BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. 

 

BY CLICKING ACCEPT, YOU AGREE TO THE PRIVACY PRACTICES IN SECTION 6 OF THESE TERMS.

 

IF YOU DO NOT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO THESE TERMS, CLICK CANCEL. 

 

RILLA MAKES NO PROMISES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, FITNESS, LAWFULNESS, OR OTHER CHARACTERISTIC OF ANY ITEM ON ITS PLATFORM.  

RILLA DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY TRANSACTION ON ITS PLATFORM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW, THESE TERMS REQUIRE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES THROUGH USE OF AN ARBITRATION SERVICE. YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT ALL DISPUTES ARISING FROM, RELATED TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE RILLA SERVICES WILL BE RESOLVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ARBITRATION AND GOVERNING LAW PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN SECTIONS 17 AND 18 BELOW.

 

YOU AGREE TO WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AND YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.

 

  1. License and Scope. Subject to the Terms, Rilla grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable license to use the Rilla platform and associated services (Services).

  2. Entities. If you use the Services on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to agree to the Terms on behalf of the entity, or that an individual with such authority has agreed to the Terms on behalf of the entity.

  3. Acceptable Use. You may only use the Services for lawful activity. You must comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. In addition, you agree that you will not (and will not allow any third party to):

    1. Expose Rilla, its Services, users, or any third parties to any harm or liability through your use of the Services;

    2. Use the Services in any manner that is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;

    3. Use the Services to upload, transmit, or promote any material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else, including Rilla;

    4. Interfere with or damage the Services by techniques including but not limited to the use of viruses, bots, harmful code, denial-of-service attacks, backdoors, packet or IP address spoofing, forged routing, or any other malicious methods or technology;

    5. Copy, rip, capture, or collect any content on the Services using robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, or any similar tool;

    6. Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to obtain the source code, object code, structure, ideas, design or algorithms of the Services; or

    7. Modify, translate, or create derivative works of the Services.

Rilla reserves the right to disable or delete your account and discontinue your service if you engage in any activities prohibited by this Section. Rilla also reserves the right to remove any objectionable material that is described above or otherwise violates Rilla’s rules for appropriate use, but is not obligated to do so.

  1. Rilla’s Obligations. Rilla agrees to provide you with access to the Services according to the Terms. Rilla has no further obligations, including no obligation to maintain, support, provide any additional service relating to, or develop content for the Services.

  2. Third-Party Materials. The Services may include access to third-party websites, information, and services, including but not limited to third-party databases, networks, servers, software, programs, systems, directories, applications, or products (Third Party Services). You acknowledge that Rilla does not control Third Party Services and is not responsible for their content, operation, or use. Rilla does not make any representations or warranties with respect to Third Party Services or any third-parties. Any exchange of data or other interaction between you and a third party is solely between you and that third party and may be governed by the third party’s terms and conditions.

  3. Privacy Practices. You acknowledge that Rilla may collect, store, use, and share information regarding your use of the Services. You provide some of this data to us directly, such as when you join our email list or create an account. We also collect data from you automatically when you visit our website.

    1. Any data that you voluntarily provide to Rilla or submit to the Services is subject to this section. This may include, but is not limited to, your:

      1. Full name;

      2. Email address;

      3. Username;

      4. Password;

      5. Venture name;

      6. “User Content” as defined in section 7 below; and

      7. Any other information that you provide as part of the account registration process as defined in section 8 below.

    2. Rilla also collects some information automatically when you visit our website. This includes:

      1. The information automatically provided by your web browser when it requests contents on our Services. This includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address; Internet browser and version; operating system; the URL accessed prior to using the Services; and device from which you accessed the services.

      2. Information collected through identifiers (such as cookies or web trackers) that Rilla may transfer to your browser or device that track use of the Services; and

      3. Other information, including data and statistics about your use of the Services, may be collected by automated scripts.

    3. You agree that Rilla may use such information for its business purposes, including but not limited to:

      1. Providing the Services;

      2. Improving the performance of the Services and Rilla’s business, or developing updates;

      3. Enforcing Rilla’s rights, including all intellectual property rights in and to the Services;

      4. Verifying your compliance with the Terms; and

      5. Complying with Rilla’s legal obligations.

    4. You agree that Rilla may share any of your information and data with third-parties, including:

      1. If you are using these Services through a system set up by a Rilla customer, such as a university accelerator program, the account administrator for the customer.

      2. Any third party service providers that Rilla uses in relation to these Services, such as web traffic analysis service;

      3. Rilla’s business partners, including advertisers;

      4. To comply with valid legal or governmental requests or to protect the property or safety of Rilla, our users, or others; and

      5. As part of a transfer of business, if Rilla is acquired by another company, goes into dissolution, or otherwise transfers ownership or assets.

  4. User Content. You may be allowed to add or upload content to the Services, including but not limited to information about your entrepreneurial venture(s) (User Content).

    1. You retain all ownership rights and interests in your User Content.

    2. By uploading any User Content, you grant Rilla a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable license to your User Content, including but not limited to, the right to use, copy, display, transmit, and make derivative works of the User Content.

    3. You represent and warrant that you have all rights, licenses, consents, and releases that are necessary to grant to Rilla the above license.

  5. User Accounts. You may be required to sign up for an account and select a username and password. You promise to provide accurate, complete, and updated registration information. You may not select a username that you do not have the right to use, or select another person or entity’s name with the intent to impersonate that person or entity. You may not buy or sell Rilla accounts. You may not transfer its account to others or allow others to access the Services through its account. You may not create multiple accounts.

  6. Rights and Licenses. Except as expressly set forth herein, all intellectual property rights relating to the Services and any software, documentation, or data related to the Services (Software) belong to Rilla, including any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided by you or any third party (Customer Feedback). If Rilla creates, modifies, or adapts the Services or Software in connection with Customer Feedback, Rilla will retain all intellectual property rights arising from or relating to such creations, modifications, or adaptions. You may not copy, distribute, reproduce, or use any of the Services except as expressly permitted under the Terms. Rilla retains all rights in any works that are derivative of the Services. These Terms are not a sale and do not convey to you any rights of ownership in or related to the Services, or any intellectual property rights.

  7. Rilla’s Content: In providing the Services, we may make materials available to you 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). By using the Services, Rilla grants you a limited right to view or use the Content in connection with the Services, and all other rights in that Content are retained by Rilla. You acknowledge that the Services, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Rilla and its licensors.

  8. Confidentiality. You agree not to discuss any non-public information relating to and learned from its use of the Services or Software, including the functionality, source code, object code, underlying structure, ideas, and/or algorithms, with any third party other than pursuant to a court order or legal process. Rilla retains the right to permit third parties to discuss of any aspect(s) of the Services. Permission to discuss non-public information about the Services with third parties may only be given in writing by Ciaran Mahon.

  9. Suspension or Termination. Rilla reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate your access to the Services and/or terminate these Terms without notice if Rilla determines, in its sole discretion, that (a) you have materially breached these Terms; (b) you have violated applicable laws or regulations; or (c) such action is needed to protect the safety or property of Rilla, other users, or third parties. Rilla has the exclusive right to control the use of the Services, including but not limited to blocking, deleting, delaying, or filtering any content. You may terminate these Terms at any time by written email notice to Rilla at support@rilla.io. Upon any termination, you shall immediately cease all use of the Services. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the terms hereof shall survive any termination. Termination is not an exclusive remedy and all other remedies will be available whether or not termination occurs. THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN DISABLING CODE THAT (EITHER AUTOMATICALLY OR UPON INPUT FROM RILLA) WILL MAKE THE SERVICES (AND RELATED DATA) UNUSABLE UPON TERMINATION OF THE LICENSE OR UPON BREACH.

  10. Claims of Infringing Content. Rilla respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work is accessible on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing the following information (as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512) to our copyright agent identified below: 

    1. A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; 

    2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a list of such works; 

    3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Rilla to locate the material; 

    4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Rilla to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted; 

    5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and 

    6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. 

Such notices may be sent to Rilla’s copyright agent, at: 

 

[[Name and street address of DMCA agent]] 

 

  1. Warranty Disclaimer. THE SOFTWARE, SERVICES, AND RILLA’S PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS," WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.  RILLA (AND ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. RILLA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR SECURE. RILLA DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN, STORE, OR TRANSFER THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE OR REMAIN AVAILABLE, ACCURATE, OR UN-CORRUPTED.

  2. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL RILLA (OR ANY OF ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR ANYTHING PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR OTHERWISE ARISING FROM THESE TERMS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF RILLA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. RILLA MAKES NO PROMISES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE LAWFULNESS OR OTHER CHARACTERISITIC OF ANY CONTENT ON THE SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING AND INTERACTING WITH OTHER USERS IN ANY CAPACITY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT NO MONETARY COST TO YOU, AND IN NO EVENT WILL RILLA’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES EXCEED $200.00.

  3. Jury Trial Waiver, Class Action Waiver. BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AND YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. Any adjudication under these Terms will take place AS GOVERNED BY SECTIONS 17 and 18 BELOW.

  4. Arbitration. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be finally settled in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in English, in accordance with the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with such Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time as set forth in Section 18 below.

  5. Choice of Law; Jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The federal and state courts sitting in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, will have proper and exclusive jurisdiction and venue with respect to any disputes arising from or related to the subject matter of these Terms that are not subject to mandatory arbitration as provided by Section 17 above. Notwithstanding the rest of this agreement, either party may seek injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

  6. Severability. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the invalid or unenforceable provision(s), and all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.

  7. Assignment. These Terms are not assignable, transferable, or sublicensable by you except with Rilla’s prior written consent. Rilla may transfer and assign any of its rights and obligations under these Terms. 

  8. Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Rilla regarding your access to and use of the Services, and supersede all prior written and oral agreements. 

  9. No Agency. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Rilla in any respect whatsoever.

  10. Modifications. Rilla reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Terms at any time and without prior notice. It is your responsibility to check from time to time for updates. The date of the last modification will be posted at the beginning of the Terms. By continuing to use the Services, you agree to be bound by any modified Terms.

  11. Reservation of Rights. Rilla reserves all rights not explicitly granted to you.