Thanks for your interest in our Website at www.scopusventures.com. You should carefully read the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). The Terms govern your use of this website (this “Site”), including the content, materials and information available on or through this Site. By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Terms. If you do not agree to abide by these Terms, do not use this Site.
Who We Are
Scopus is a venture capital firm. The Investment Manager is Scopus Venture Management, LLC, which provides administrative and other services to various Scopus entities. In accordance with industry custom, this Site occasionally uses terminology that may be interpreted to suggest that our firm is actually a single entity. However, there is no such single entity and all of the entities that comprise our firm have their own separate legal existence. Also, although certain individuals are identified on this Site as “Partners” or “General Partners,” these titles reflect business usage that is customary within our industry and are not intended to indicate that any such individual is actually a partner or general partner of any partnership as those terms are used for legal purposes.
Except for certain Materials provided through a password protected area on this Website, ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” MAY NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. In particular, except to the extent that Materials provided through a password protected area on this Website are subject to different rules, we make no representations or warranties with regard to the Materials’ accuracy, completeness, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. You should be aware that a significant portion of the Materials include or consist of information that has been provided by third parties and has not been validated or verified by us. In connection with our investment activities, we often become subject to a variety of confidentiality obligations to funds, investors, portfolio companies and other third parties. Any statements we make may be affected by those confidentiality obligations, with the result that we may be prohibited from making full disclosures. Without limitation on the effect of other warnings and disclaimers set forth in these Terms, you should interpret any statements we make (on this Website or otherwise) in that context. Please ensure that your own computer security is comprehensive and up to date. We accept no responsibility for viruses, malware or other malicious or damaging software contained in the Materials or otherwise.
Submitting a Business Plan or Other Confidential Information
Due to the large number of business plan ideas 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 that you deem confidential or proprietary.
No Offer, Solicitation or Advice
The purpose of this Site is limited to providing you with general information about us. Nothing on this Site is intended to constitute or forms a part of (i) an offer, or solicitation of an offer, to purchase or sell any security, other asset or service, (ii) investment advice or an offer to provide such advice, or (iii) a basis for making any investment decision. Except as expressly stated by an Scopus entity in writing, this Site does not make any effort to present a comprehensive or balanced description of Scopus or its investment activities.
Restrictions on Use; No License
We reserve all rights with respect to the design, look and feel and content of this Site, such as text, images, photographs, audio and code used to generate the pages of this Site. In particular, you must not misappropriate the design or content of this Site and you must not alter or deface such design or content in any way. Use of the Site does not grant you a license to any content, features or materials you may access on this Site.
Limitation of Liability
Except as specifically agreed to by an Scopus entity in writing, no Scopus entity, any of their affiliates, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, or content or service providers will be liable liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, your use of, or reliance upon, this Site. Some jurisdictions limit our ability to disclaim liability. With regard to those jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law.
This Site is operated and controlled by Scopus in the United States. If it is illegal or prohibited in your country of origin to access or use this Site, then you should not do so. Those who choose to access this Site outside the United States access it on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws and regulations.
These Terms, and any disputes relating to these Terms or your use of this Site, will be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Except as otherwise agreed in writing by the applicable Scopus entities, any disputes relating to these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California.
We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. You should check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.