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This is the Terms of Service agreement for Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. and BreakThroughConvergence.com under its operation. All users must read and accept  this and any other agreement or policy provided by Breakthrough Convergence, Inc.. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use BreakThroughConvergence.com or any affiliated services. Moreover, Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. reserves the right to modify this agreement at any time. Your use of BreakThroughConvergence.com and affiliated services indicates your unconditional acceptance of all changes made to this agreement at any point.

BreakThroughConvergence.com

BreakThroughConvergence.com provides a platform for users to buy, sell and license patented technologies by collaborating with independent inventors, patent owners, researchers, scientists, hospitals, research institutes, interest groups, technology transfer centers, universities, R&D laboratories, entrepreneurs, investors, startup business, small and medium business, enterprise and government agencies.

Conditions for Membership

BreakThroughConvergence.com or any affiliated services may not be used by persons under the age of 18. This same restriction applies to any users suspended or removed from BreakThroughConvergence.com or any affiliated services. Users are prohibited from transferring or profiting from the transfer of their BreakThroughConvergence.com account to another party.

Terms of Information Use

Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. is authorized to use any information that is provided by BreakThroughConvergence.com users or affiliates. This information may be used for any purpose associated with Breakthrough Convergence, Inc., BreakThroughConvergence.com, or any affiliates. All information that a user posts on BreakThroughConvergence.com is completely the user’s responsibility. Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. is not responsible for any misrepresentation of facts or other errors in this content. Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. strives to ensure the integrity of the information on BreakThroughConvergence.com, but cannot guarantee the truthfulness of the information that each user provides through BreakThroughConvergence.com. Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. reserves the right to release any user information or other information if required to do so by law.

Confidential Information Exchange

All information submitted to BreakThroughConvergence.com, including messages, will become property of Breakthrough Convergence, Inc.. Please do not send any confidential information through BreakThroughConvergence.com. You’re best off using the system to make contact with other Members and then continue any confidential information exchange through your own methods.

Use of BreakThroughConvergence.com

Your use of BreakThroughConvergence.com Service must follow the guidelines set forth in this agreement. BreakThroughConvergence.com may refuse or revoke service or other offerings without prior notice to any user or potential user for any reason. Users must follow all applicable local, national, and international laws associated with the use of BreakThroughConvergence.com and any affiliated services.

Users take complete responsibility for all activities that occur under their BreakThroughConvergence.com account with or without their prior knowledge or consent. In the event that you discover any unauthorized use of your account, you must immediately notify BreakThroughConvergence.com.

Please read all the terms and conditions in this document before creating an account, listing patented technologies or using our website in general. As a user, you agree that you follow these terms and conditions completely. In the event you refuse to follow these terms, we suggest you to close this webpage right away.

Warrant of Authority

By accessing our website, or creating an account on our website, you agree that you are at least 18 years of old and have the legal capability to entering into binding contracts. In case you are less than 18, please close our website immediately.

Registration

You must create an account in order to use the services offered by Breakthrough Convergence, Inc.. It is your responsibility to provide us with the accurate information as a user. We may refuse any registration process or suspend any account on our sole discretion.

Using Website Features and Services

  • As a user, you agree that you will not:

  • Breach the rules and policies of the website (as well as third party websites)

  • Access our website if you are less than 18 years

  • Copy any image, video, or content from our website without our written permission

  • Post anything misleading or inaccurate on our website or our social media profiles

  • Post spam messages, chain letters etc.

  • Utilize any kind of software or information gathering tools in order to collect personal data from our other users

  • Try to upload any harmful material on our website which may result in performance degradation
  • Perform any task that does not meet our safety standards

Consent

BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BREAKTHROUGH CONVERGENCE, INC. OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS OR AGENTS, YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW.

Subject to legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or withdraw your consent at any time. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you or continue to provide you with certain services or information which may be of value to you. If you provide Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. or our service providers or agents with Personal Information of another individual, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consents from such person to enable us to collect, use and disclose such personal information for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Using Personal Information

Personal Information” is broadly defined under Canadian law as information about an identifiable individual or as information that allows an individual to be identified, as defined from time to time in applicable privacy legislation. Generally speaking, Personal Information does not include what is considered business contact information: your name, title or position, business address, telephone number, facsimile number, or email address.

The types of personal information that Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. may collect about you includes your name, home address, telephone number, personal email address, billing and account information, among other things. More specifically, it may include information you supply when you sign up for our services or send us correspondence or emails. It may also include tracking information collected as you navigate through our site through the use of “cookies” or other technical means.

We may ask you for Personal Information when you sign up for services, complete a survey, or report a problem with our site. Generally, we use this information to communicate with you, process your orders and to help improve our site. From time to time, we also may offer contests or other promotions involving marketing or advertising partners. If you choose to participate in one of these contests or promotions, you’ll have to provide some information about yourself (such as name, address, and email address). We might also use this information to verify eligibility and to notify winners. We may share this information with co-sponsors of the contest or other promotional partners. We don’t control these third parties’ privacy practices, and our Privacy Policy does not apply to their collection, use or disclosure of personal information. We urge you therefore to review their privacy policies and learn how they will use the information before participating. If you don’t want us to collect the information requested in the promotion, or to provide it to our co-sponsors or partners, please do not participate in the contest or promotion.

Content Responsibility

THE PATENT INFORMATION, PICTURES AND COMMENTS ARE PROVIDED BY AND ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER POSTING SUCH ITEMS. In particular, user understands that it is its own responsibility not to post any information which should remain confidential. User acknowledges and agrees that Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. neither endorses the contents of any user communications nor assumes responsibility for any threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom or any crime facilitated thereby. The system is completely automated and does not require human supervision. Nevertheless, if Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. identifies any information which is patently false, inaccurate, misleading or otherwise not appropriate, it has the express right to remove said information from Breakthrough Convergence without prior notice.

Listings

As a seller, you can list your patents by filling the appropriate categories and submitting your information. You agree and acknowledge that all the information provided by you is accurate and authentic.

In the event we find any issue with any listing, or if we find that it inappropriate, we will inform you to remove your listings. If we do not hear back from you in 24 hours, we will remove your listing.

You must not impersonate some other business or company. In case you try to present yourself as another company, a legal action may be taken against you.

The company may ask for verification and you need to provide us with the proper documents in case we need so to verify your patent or identity.

Intellectual Property

  • All the content on this website including graphics are copyrighted. We do not allow anyone to copy the material for any reason.
  • You are free to download the copy of this agreement in case you want to read it properly to get yourself aware of all the terms of use. However, it must be used for the personal purposes only.
  • We do not allow our readers to perform ill-practices to change or modify any kind of content on our website such as text, graphics, video, audio etc. In case we suspect any issue, we will take proper legal action against the user.
  • The statistics which are related to our website or any of the identified contributors should be acknowledged by our users.
  • You are not allowed to use any material from our website for commercial purposes. The patents listed on our website are owned by their respective owners, and the company will not be liable for anything in case a third party claims any infringement rights. The sellers agree that they are responsible for what they post on the website.
  • In the event you download anything from our website that breaches the terms and conditions listed in this document, we will restrict your access to your site and you IP address will be blocked.

Modification to Service

Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to user. Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. shall not be liable to user or any third party should Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service.

Force Majeure

The users agree that Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. is not responsible or liable for any kind of delay or failure that might be caused in the site’s performance due to all the factors that are out of our control. These factors as defined as below:

The factors that are out of control imply to all those events that can’t be controlled such as lockouts or other actions performed by the third parties, terrorist attack, riots, earthquake, explosion, storm, flood, war, lack of communication due to natural calamity, fire, strikes and other events that cannot be controlled by Breakthrough Convergence, Inc..

In case any of these events occur which might cause hindrance to our website or that could delay the performance of our platform, we will try to inform you as soon as possible and we may also suspend our obligations in such situations. The time for all our obligations to our users might be delayed or increased due to these unknown circumstances, however, we will try to resolve the situation as soon as possible.

If you have any question, please send an email and we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Disclaimers, warranties, and indemnification

Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SERVICE WHETHER OR NOT Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. and its representatives, from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY USER FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. Breakthrough Convergence, Inc. MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY PATENTS PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE.

Final Provisions

USERS MAY NOT TAKE ANY ACTIONS THAT MAY UNDERMINE THE INTEGRITY OR THE SECURITY OF THE SYSTEM. USERS VIOLATING THIS PROVISION MAY BE EXPOSED TO LEGAL ACTION. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the ADRIC (www.adric.ca). The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and unappealable. The arbitration shall be conducted in Toronto, Canada.