Terms and Conditions for General Use

The following Terms and Conditions for General Use apply to your use of Ground Flr and all related entities. You are solely responsible for your conduct, and your content on Ground Flr, and compliance with these terms. By registering with us, or using or browsing Ground Flr, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms. By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website. This includes the Terms and Conditions for General Use explained on this page, and the Ground Flr Privacy Policy.

  1. Company Registration
    1. Ground Flr is registered as Startup Alliance Inc. in Delaware, the United States of America. Any disputes relating to the platform will be contested in Delaware or another jurisdiction agreed to by both parties.
  2. Introduction
    1. These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website and affiliate client websites.
    2. By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
    3. If you register with our website, submit any material to our website or use any of our website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
    4. You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
    5. Our website uses cookies; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our privacy policy.
    6. Investors on this site are in a position to invest in risky assets such as startups. There is no guarantee of capital or returns. Ground Flr and related entities are not responsible for the performance (or underperformance) of your investments
  3. Copyright notice
    1. Copyright (c) 2017 Startup Alliance Inc..
    2. Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
      1. we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
      2. all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.
  4. Licence to use website
    1. You may:
      1. view pages from our website in a web browser;
      2. download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;
      3. print pages from our website;
      4. stream audio and video files from our website; and
      5. use Ground Flr by means of a web browser,
      6. subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
    2. Except as expressly permitted by Section 4.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.
    3. You may only use our website for business and activities related to the sourcing of startup funding, developing strategic relationships or the sourcing of startups to fund, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.
    4. Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website outside of the profiles you have created on the site.
    5. Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
      1. republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
      2. sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
      3. show any material from our website in public;
      4. exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
      5. redistribute material from our website.
    6. Notwithstanding Section 4.5, you may redistribute our newsletter in print and electronic form to any person.
    7. We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.
  5. Acceptable use
    1. You must not:
      1. use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
      2. use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
      3. use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
      4. conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;
      5. access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;
      6. violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website; or
      7. use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).
    2. You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
  6. Registration and accounts
    1. To be eligible for an individual account on our website under this Section 6, you must be at least 18 years of age.
    2. You may register for an account with our website by completing the User and Company registration processes on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.
    3. You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website.
    4. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.
    5. You must not use any other person's account to access the website.
    6. By creating an account on this site, you understand and agree to assume the risks associated with it.
    7. If you are not an entrepeneur or an investor you should not open an account on this site.
  7. User login details
    1. Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 10; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
    2. You must keep your password confidential.
    3. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
    4. You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
  8. Cancellation and suspension of account
    1. We may:
      1. suspend your account;
      2. cancel your account; and/or
      3. edit your account details,
      4. at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.
    2. You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website.
    3. You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website.
  9. Your content: licence
    1. In these terms and conditions, "your content" means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.
    2. You grant to us a royalty-free license to reproduce, store and publish your content on and in relation to this website and any successor website.
    3. You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 9.2.
    4. You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 9.2.
    5. You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
    6. You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.
    7. Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.
    8. You understand the risks associated with uploading content on to our website and accept this in full.
  10. Your content: rules
    1. You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
    2. Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
    3. Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:
      1. be libellous or maliciously false;
      2. be obscene or indecent;
      3. infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
      4. infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
      5. constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
      6. constitute an incitement to commit a crime, provide instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;
      7. be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
      8. be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
      9. be blasphemous;
      10. be in breach of official secrets legislation;
      11. be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;
      12. depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;
      13. be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;
      14. be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;
      15. consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;
      16. constitute spam;
      17. be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or
      18. cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
    4. Ground Flr will take all reasonable steps to maintain the integrity of the platform. We cannot, however, guarantee that there will never be a software bug or a hacker attack that will allow unauthorized viewing and use of material. Ground Flr is indemnified from any losses that may occur as a result of this.
  11. Limited warranties
    1. We do not warrant or represent:
      1. the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;
      2. that the material on the website is up to date; or
      3. that the website or any service on the website will remain available.
    2. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.
    3. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 12.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.
  12. Limitations and exclusions of liability
    1. Nothing in these terms and conditions will:
      1. limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
      2. limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
      3. limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
      4. exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law
    2. The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 12 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:
      1. are subject to Section 12.1; and
      2. govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions
    3. To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
    4. We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
    5. We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.
    6. We will not be liable to you in respect of any businesses losses, including those outlined in 12.5, as a result of other users misusing our site.
    7. We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
    8. We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
    9. You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).
    10. You accept the risk associated with publishing information about yourself, your colleagues and your company on our website.
  13. Users:
    1. Ground Flr site users should either be investors or startups. If you are not an investor or a startup you should not use the site.
    2. Ground Flr startups understand the risks associated with uploading content on our site and indemnify the company from any losses that may occur as a result of being present on the platform.
    3. Ground Flr investors understand the challenges and risks associated with investing in to startups.
  14. Breaches of these terms and conditions
    1. Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:
      1. send you one or more formal warnings;
      2. temporarily suspend your access to our website;
      3. permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;
      4. block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;
      5. contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;
      6. commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or
      7. suspend or delete your account on our website
    2. Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).
  15. Variation
    1. We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
    2. The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.
  16. Assignment
    1. You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
    2. You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
  17. Severability
    1. If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
    2. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
  18. Third party rights
    1. A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
    2. The exercise of the parties' rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.
  19. Entire agreement
    1. Subject to Section 12.1, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.
  20. Law and jurisdiction
    1. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America.
    2. Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States of America
  21. Statutory and regulatory disclosures
    1. We are registered in the state of Delaware, the United States of America.
  22. Our details
    1. This website is owned and operated by Startup Alliance Inc.
    2. We are registered in the state of Delaware, the United States of America, and our registered office in the state of Delaware is 2035 Sunset Lake Road, Suite B-2, in the city of Newark, zip code 19702 and the county of New Castle.
    3. Our principal place of business is at 1 Tana Road, Sunninghill, Sandton, Gauteng, South-Africa.
    4. You can contact us:
      1. by post, using the postal address P.O. Box 58915, Newville, 2114, Gauteng, South Africa.;
      2. using our website contact form;
      3. by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time; or
      4. by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.

Privacy Policy

Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in the footer of every page on our website and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Ground Flr website. On some pages, you can order services, update your status, and register your venture profile. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information

How We Use Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter as well as updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Data transferred between our server and web browsers is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and 256-bit encryption. The groundflr.net domain is authenticated with a certificate issued by Comodo, a global leader among digital Certificate Authorities.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18.

How to Access or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by emailing contact@groundflr.net. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. We use this procedure to better

safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an e-mail at contact@groundflr.net