1. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

1.1 The BGS Venture (herein referred to as the "BGS") provides and makes available this web site (the "Web Site").  All use of the Web Site is subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use Agreement (the "Agreement").  Please read this Agreement carefully.  By accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Web Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Agreement.  If you do not accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you shall not access, browse or use the Web Site.

1.2 You understand and agree that we may change this Agreement at any time without prior notice.  You may read a current, effective copy of this Agreement at any time by selecting the "Terms of Use" link on the Web Site.  The revised terms and conditions will become effective at the time of posting.  Any use of the Web Site after such date shall constitute your acceptance of such revised terms and conditions. If any change to this Agreement is not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the Web Site.



2. Data Protection

2.1 BGS Venture takes the privacy of its customers very seriously and is concerned to protect personal data therefore we will not use confidential information for any purpose other than that for which it was given. Nor will we reveal that information to other organizations except in the proper performance of our duties or where required to do so under compulsion of law or where requested by a regulatory agency.



3. Use of the Web Site.

3.1 This Web Site contains material, including but not limited to software, text, graphics, images, documents, stories, articles and other works protected by copyrights (collectively referred to as the "Content"). We may own the Content or portions of the Content may be made available to us through arrangements that we have with third-parties. The Content is protected by Canada and foreign intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may result in violation of copyright, trademark, and other laws.  You have no rights in or to the Content, and you will not use, copy or display the Content except as permitted under this Agreement.  No other use is permitted without our prior written consent.  You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose.  The use or posting of any of the Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited. If you violate any part of this Agreement, your right to access and/or use the Content and Web Site shall automatically terminate and you shall immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.


3.2 The trademarks, service marks, and logos of the BGS (the "BGS Trademarks") used and displayed on this Web Site are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of the BGS.  Other company, product, and service names located on the Web Site may be trademarks or service marks owned by third-parties (the "Third-Party Trademarks", and, collectively with the BGS Trademarks, the "Trademarks").  Nothing on this Web Site or in this Agreement should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Web Site without the prior written consent of the BGS specific for each such use.  The Trademarks may not be used to disparage the BGS or the applicable third-party, the BGS 's or third-party's products or services, or in any manner (using commercially reasonable judgment) that may damage any goodwill in the Trademarks.  Use of any Trademarks as part of a link to or from any web site is prohibited without the BGS 's prior written consent.  All goodwill generated from the use of any BGS Trademark shall inure to the BGS 's benefit.

4. Copyright and Trademark Information

4.1 Copyright © 2011 BGS Venture Management Corporation. All rights reserved.

This web site, and the information which it contains, is the property of BGS Venture Inc and its affiliates, licensors and portfolio companies, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by Canada copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws.

4.2 You agree not to: (a) take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on the Web Site's infrastructure, (b) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Web Site or any activity being conducted on the Web Site, (c) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or making up the Web Site, (4) delete or alter any material posted on the Web Site by the Company or any other person or entity, or (5) frame or link to any of the materials or information available on the Web Site.

5. Links to Third-Party Web Sites

5.1 This web site may contain links to non-bgsventure web sites. These links are provided to you as a convenience, and BGS is not responsible for the content of any linked web site. Any outside web site accessed from the BGS web site is independent from BGS, and BGS has no control over the content of that web site. In addition, a link to any non- bgsventure web site does not imply that BGS endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such a web site.

5.2 Certain elements of the Web Site are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including but not limited to, the use of framing or mirrors, except as otherwise expressly permitted by Section 2.1 of the Agreement. None of the Content for this Web Site may be retransmitted without the express written consent from the BGS for each and every instance.



6. User Must Comply with Applicable Laws.

6.1 This Web Site is based in Toronto, ON. We make no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of the Canada.  If you access the Web Site or the Content from outside of the Canada, you do so at your own risk. Whether inside or outside of the Canada, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.

6.2 Canada controls the export of products and information. You expressly agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export any of the Content to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws. By downloading the Content, you are expressly agreeing that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited or are a person or entity for which such export is prohibited. You are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of the Content.



7. Submissions to BGS Venture

7.1 Due to the large number of business plans and related materials that we review, and the similarity of many such plans and materials, we cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any confidential or proprietary information or other materials in the absence of our express written agreement to do so. Please consider this carefully before sending us any information or other materials that you deem confidential or proprietary.

7.2 Any information other than business plans, communicated to BGS through or with respect to this web site is the exclusive property of BGS. BGS is entitled to use any information submitted for any purpose, without restriction (except as stated in BGS's Privacy Statement, if any) or compensation to the person sending the submission. The user acknowledges the originality of any submission communicated to BGS and accepts responsibility for its accuracy, appropriateness, and legality.



8. Entire Agreement

8.1 This is the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by a new posting by BGS, as described above.




9. For Additional Information

9.1 If you have any questions about the rights and restrictions above, please contact BGS’s IT Department or email info@bgsventure.com.


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