Terms of use

An agreement has been set forth by Start51.com, hereinafter referred to as “Company” which contains the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the website at www.Start.51.com. Using this service in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or contributing content, information, or other materials or services to the Site, you agree to bind yourself by this Agreement.

Summary of Service

Start.51.com is a platform where certain users ("Project Managers") run campaigns to collect contributions for creative projects by offering rewards to raise money from other users (supporters). Through the site, email, websites, and other media, the service makes accessible various content, including, but not limited to, videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, comments, data, text, software, scripts, projects, other material, information, associated trademarks and copyrightable works (collectively, “Content”). Project managers, managers, contributors, visitors and users of the service (collectively, “Users”) may have the ability to contribute, add, create, upload, submit, distribute, facilitate the distribution of, collect, post, or otherwise make accessible ("Submit") content. “User Submissions” means any content submitted by Users.

Acceptance of Terms

The service offered is subject to acceptance of all the terms and conditions contained in these terms of use. It also includes the privacy policy available at http://www.start.51.com/privacy, and all other operating rules, policies, and procedures that may be published on the site by the company, which are incorporated by reference. These terms of use apply to every user of the service. In addition, some services offered through this website may be subject to additional terms and conditions adopted by the company. Your use of those services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these terms of use by reference.

The company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these terms of use by posting the updated terms on the site. It is your responsibility to check the terms of use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the service following the posting of any changes to the terms of use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

The company reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue the service (including, but not limited to, the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time for any reason. The company may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the service without notice or liability.

The service is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old (and at least the legal age in your jurisdiction). You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are at least 18 years old and of legal age in your jurisdiction to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. The Company reserves the right to ask for proof of age from you and your account may be suspended until satisfactory proof of age is provided. The Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in those jurisdictions.

Rules and Conduct

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Service for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use or law. The Service is provided only for your own personal, non-commercial use (except as allowed by the terms set forth in the section of these Terms of Use titled, "Projects: Fundraising and Commerce"). You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service. You shall not, and shall not permit any third party using your account to, take any action, or Submit Content, that:

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  • Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other right of any other person or entity, or violates any law or contract;
  • You know is false, misleading, or inaccurate;
  • Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, or invasive of another's privacy;
  • Constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters;
  • Contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of the Company or any third party;
  • Is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or
  • Impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of the Company. Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by the Company in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Company’s or its thirdparty providers’ infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures the Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Service); (iv) run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or "spam" on the Service; or (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any page of the Site.

You shall not directly or indirectly: (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction; (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service; or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. Project Managers agree to not abuse other users' personal information. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than those explicitly specified in the Project Creator’s Project, or is not related to fulfilling delivery of a product or service explicitly specified in the Project Creator’s Project.