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Terms of Use Notice @ AcceleratorApp

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The Terms of Use govern your access and use of our web application and related services (together, the “Services”), even if you are signing on using an account provided by an incubator, an accelerator, or any entity with whom we have executed a Master Subscription Agreement (a “Customer”). The Terms of Use apply to all the users of the Services.

If you access and use our Services, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use. If you no longer accept the Terms of Use, or any future modification to the Terms of Use, you must cease to use our Services. Continued use of our Services indicates your continued acceptance of the Terms of Use.

If you have any questions, you can write to legal@acceleratorapp.co.

Our Privacy Notice and Cookie Notice are deemed incorporated in the Terms of Use. Please make sure that you read and understand these notices.

In the Terms of Use, words such as “us”, “we” and “our” refers to AcceleratorApp, Limited and, if applicable, our affiliates and subsidiaries.

The Terms of Use do not apply to investors. If you are an investor, please refer to the Investors Terms of Use.

Relationship Between Customers, Users and Us

Authorized users are invited by Customer to join our Services. When you submit content or information to the Services (“Customer Data”), you acknowledge and agree that the Customer Data is owned by Customer and that our agreement with Customer provides Customer with many choices and control over that Customer Data. In particular, Customers have admin licences that allow them to personalize some aspects of the platforms and send invitations to applicants (or to remove their access).

As between us and Customer, you agree that it is solely Customer’s responsibility to

  1. inform you of any relevant Customer policies and practices and any settings that may impact the processing of Customer Data;
  2. obtain any rights, permissions or consents from you that are necessary for the lawful use of Customer Data and the operation of the Services;
  3. ensure that the transfer and processing of Customer Data requested by Customer is lawful; and
  4. respond to and resolve any dispute with you relating or based on the Customer Data, the Services, or Customer’s failure to fulfill these obligations.


Our Services are not intended for use by anyone under 16 years old. You represent that you are over 16 years old, and are the intended recipient of Customer’s invitation to the Services. You may not access or use the Services for any purposes if either of the representations in the preceding sentence is not true.

When using our Services, you may be required to create an account with us. You agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities under your account.

By registering to use our Services, you agree that:

  1. your account and password are personal to you, and may not be used by anyone else;
  2. you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to the Services;
  3. you will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing our Services (or our support community), or other users, nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.

You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or account identifiers by others.

Disclaimer of Liability

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the Services, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay directly to users.

We make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, to you relating to the Services, which are provided to you on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis.

In no event will you or us have any liability to the other for any lost profits or revenues or for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, cover or punitive damages however caused, whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of liability, and whether or not the party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Our maximum aggregate liability to you or any user for any breach of the Terms of Use or otherwise is one hundred dollars (100$) in the aggregate.

The foregoing disclaimers will not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable laws, and do not limit either party’s right to seek and obtain equitable relief.

Application of Consumer Law

Our Services are intended for use by businesses and organizations, and not for consumer purposes. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you hereby acknowledge and agree that consumer laws do not apply. If however any consumer laws do apply and cannot otherwise be lawfully excluded, nothing in these Terms of Use will restrict, exclude or modify any statutory warranties, guarantees, rights or remedies you have, and our liability is limited (at our option) to the replacement, repair or resupply of the Services or the pro-rata refund to Customer of pre-paid fees for your subscription, if applicable, covering the remainder of the term.

User Content

When you submit content as part of the Services (the “User Content”), you agree and represent that you have created the User Content, or you have received permission from, or are authorised by the owner of any part of the content to submit such User Content.

You or the owner of the User Content still own the copyright. By submitting User Content, you are giving us a revocable, royalty-free, perpetual worldwide licence to process the User Content on your behalf and on the behalf of the Customer, to provide our services to you and to follow your instructions, such as whether User Content should be public or not. You agree that from your User Content, we can generate MetaData which is de-identified, aggregated, and subsequently used for marketing, analytics, performance, and other operational purposes. De-identified means that it cannot be associated with you, a user, or one of our Customer and does NOT relate to your IP. MetaData can be sold, transferred, or accessed by third parties.

You acknowledge and agree that when you make User Content available publicly, or when you share User Content with someone else, you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, of that content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed by you or other users in that User Content do not necessarily reflect our views, and we do not support or endorse any User Content. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any User Content posted by you and other users as part of the Services.

You warrant that the User Content and your use of Services is not:

  • obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or illegal; or
  • in violation of any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual.

You agree not to submit content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users. This means that you will not submit content which victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimates an individual or group of individuals, in particular on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, creed, ethnicity, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, disability or otherwise.

You agree not to upload or otherwise transmit any content which contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionalities included in our Services, or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment under our control, or the control of our suppliers.

We accept no liability in respect of any User Content.

Meta Data

The MetaData created at AcceleratorApp is based on de-identified and aggregated User Content but does not contain any identifiable content nor content relevant for IP. Here are some examples to help you understand what we mean by MetaData.

  • We could create data points about the proportion of startups having filled their data monthly update.
  • We could create data points about the % of startups in an industry having over a certain amount in Recurring revenue per month.
  • We could create data points about the average number of startups having more than X mentors connected to them or another metric related to the number of coaching sessions and length of the relationship.
  • We could create data points about the proportion of age, gender, ethnicity, or other demographics of founders of specific industries.

As you can see, we create MetaData as a way for us to track our service's performance and generate meta-analyses on the innovation/startup industry.

If you have more questions about MetaData or our use of MetaData, please do not hesitate to reach out to us as we aim to make this section as straightforward as possible to all our users. Click here: legal@acceleratorapp.co

More Important Rules

We trust our users, and it’s great to have you using our Services. Still, we have to mention a few more housekeeping rules. Please do not:

  • attempt to reverse engineer, decompile, hack, disable, interfere with, disassemble, modify, copy, translate, or disrupt the features, functionality, integrity or performance of the Services (including any mechanism used to restrict or control the functionality of the Services), any third party use of the Services, or any third party data contained therein;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or related systems or networks or to defeat, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or otherwise circumvent any software protection or monitoring mechanisms of the Services;
  • access the Services in order to build a similar or competitive product or service or copy any ideas, features, functions, or graphics of the Services;
  • use the Services in any manner that may harm minors or that interacts with or targets people under the age of thirteen;
  • engage in activity that incites or encourages violence or hatred against individuals or groups;
  • impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an employee of ours, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person, organization or entity;
  • access, search, or create accounts for the Services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, "scraping" or creating accounts in bulk);
  • send unsolicited communications, promotions or advertisements, or spam;
  • place any advertisements within our Services;
  • send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information, including "spoofing" or "phishing";
  • abuse referrals or promotions to get more credits than deserved;
  • sublicence, resell, time share or similarly exploit the Services;
  • use the Services for consumer purposes, as the Services are intended for use by businesses and organizations;
  • use contact or other user information obtained from the Services (including email addresses) to contact other users outside of the Services without their express permission or authority or to create or distribute mailing lists or other collections of contact or user profile information for users for use outside of the Services; or
  • authorize, permit, enable, induce or encourage any third party to do any of the above.

Trademarks, Copyrights and other Proprietary Rights

Our trademarks, logos, products and Services names are our trademarks. Except as otherwise permitted by law, please do not use or display in any manner our trademarks without our prior consent.

All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the Services and any and all copies thereof, are owned by us. All rights are reserved, except as expressly stated otherwise, including in a Master Subscription Agreement with a Customer.

All content included in or made available through the Services by AcceleratorApp, such as text, graphics, logos, images, audio clips and digital downloads are our property (the"Content”).

No portion of the Services or the Content may be reproduced in any form or by any means, except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Use. We reserve our right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Services (or any part of the Content thereof) at any time with or without notice to you if you do not respect the obligations of this Section, and we will not be liable to you or to any third party if we exercise these rights.


If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with the Terms of Use, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the Services immediately, and without prior notice. We may terminate your registered account, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated.

The Terms of Use remain effective until Customer’s subscription for you expires or terminates, or your access to the Services has been terminated by Customer or us. If applicable, please contact Customer if you, at any time or for any reason, wish to terminate your account.

Change to the Terms of Use

Please note that we may change the Terms of Use from time to time at our sole discretion, and we reserve the right to do it without your explicit consent. We will try our best to inform all our users when material changes are introduced and we will make copies of the previous versions available to you on our website or in AcceleratorApp.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

The Terms of Use are governed by the law of Quebec, Canada, and the Parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Quebec, Canada.


No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under the Terms of Use will constitute a waiver of that right. No waiver under the Terms of Use will be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the party being deemed to have granted the waiver.


The Terms of Use will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted under applicable laws. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision will be modified by the court and interpreted so as best to accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will remain in effect.


You may not assign any of your rights or delegate your obligations under the Terms of Use, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent (not to be unreasonably withheld).

We may assign the Terms of Use in their entirety (including the documents referred to in the Terms of Use, such as the Privacy Notice), without your consent, to a corporate affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization or sale of all or substantially all of our assets.