2. Party to the Contract
3. Publishing of company profiles
Adding and updating company profiles to Biotechgate is completely free of charge. Venture Valuation reserves the right to exclude or otherwise edit any information submitted to its databases. All profiles will be reviewed prior to activation.
4. Extent of Available Information
The amount of profiles and additional information available on our website may vary from day to day. We do our best to increase the extent of the available information and its accuracy. Each profile can be updated by the organization itself. Venture Valuation then checks the updated data before it is put online. However, we do not guarantee a minimum number of available company profiles, nor the completeness or accuracy of any profile published in the database. Venture Valuation cannot be held liable for any information available or missing from the database.
5. Quality of available information
Venture Valuation assumes no liability for any damage or loss arising from access to or use of the Biotechgate website, the database, and the information contained therein.
6. Use of information
The subscriber agrees that any downloaded content will be used for internal purposes only. Particularly, data harvesting will not be allowed, nor the use of contact details to send out serial mails (electronically or physically). Furthermore, no data can be made available to third parties. No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopying, by recording or otherwise, without prior permission from Venture Valuation.
7. Extent of use
Monthly subscriptions purchased after May 9th 2011 are restricted to 500 profile views per month. After a monthly subscriber has viewed 500 profiles, the subscription will expire. To gain access to the next 500 profiles, the subscription can be renewed immediately or when the next recurring payment is made. Profile views which have not been used within the monthly period expire and cannot be transfered to the next month.
All other subscriptions to Biotechgate (particularly the annual subscriptions to Biotechgate Companies and Licensing deals) are not restricted but intended for reasonable usage. The "unlimited" access a subscriber gets to the database does not constitute the right to systematically download all available information in the database. Venture Valuation has the right to block or cancel an account if Venture Valuations deems that a subscriber has exceeded the limit of normal usage (especially if it can be inferred that a subscriber is collecting e-mail addresses). Any use of automated data collecting software is strictly prohibited.
8. Subscriptions & Pricing
The prices of the subscriptions are valid for one (1) license/person for the corresponding time period (see also "Automatic Renewal" below). All terms described in this document also apply for site licenses (multiple users). Special rates are available for small and mid-size companies. Please contact us for more details (see below "Contact information").
We keep the right to vary or increase the prices of the subscriptions. Price increases for auto-recurring payments will be announced by e-mail at least one month prior to the renewal of the subscription. If a subscriber does not agree on the new pricing, the subscription can be cancelled according to the terms described under "Cancellation of Subscription".
9. Automatic Renewal
Unless you cancel your database subscription, subscription based on an annual or monthly cycle will be automatically renewed for the duration that you signed up for and the credit card on record will be automatically charged accordingly. The automatic renewal will be processed 1 to 2 days before the subscription for the current period expires. The receipt for this recurring payment can be download from the "My account - Subscriptions" area in your profile in Biotechgate and with the link in the confirmation mail that is being sent to you. Please make sure you have a current e-mail address registered in you profile.
10. Cancellation of Subscription
A subscription can be cancelled up to two days before the current subscription period ends. You can cancel your subscription either in the area "My account - Subscriptions" or by sending us an e-mail (see "Contact information" below). If you cancel it later, the subscription fee for one more period will be charged to your credit card.
If you cancel a recurring subscription, the subscription remains active until the end of the period for which the last payment has been made.
If you cancel a subscription by e-mail, you will receive an e-mail notification once the subscription has been cancelled. If you do not receive such a notification within 48 hours after cancellation, it must be assumed that we did not receive the e-mail. In this case please contact us again.
11. Refund of payments
Venture Valuation does not refund any payments after cancellation of the subscription. If a subscription is cancelled, no further payments will be charged in the future.
12. Expired Subscriptions
If a subscription expires, the account is still available to the user but the extent of information and features will be limited. Access to bookmarks and notes is still possible.
13. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Venture Valuation VV AG be liable for damages resulting from loss of data or use of the Biotechgate Database, or for any incidental, indirect, punitive, or consequential damages in connection with this agreement or in connection with any products or services provided. We shall exert our best effort to provide you with the highest availability of Database services. We are, however, dependent on external parties and cannot provide any guarantee as to availability or accuracy. We reserve the right to change external parties and information providers any time.
All content on Biotechgate and its related portals, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Venture Valuation or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Venture Valuation and protected by international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Venture Valuation or its software suppliers and protected by international copyright laws.
15. License and Site Access
Venture Valuation grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Venture Valuation. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent from Venture Valuation. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents or any derivative use of this site or its contents.
16. Applicable Law
By visiting Biotechgate or a related portal, you agree that the laws of Switzerland, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Venture Valuation or its affiliates.
17. Site Policies, Modification, and Severability
19. Contact information
c/o Venture Valuation VV AG
Phone: +41 (43) 321 86 60
Fax: +41 (43) 321 86 61
20. Update history
2. Information collection
All information you submit during your subscription process is kept for internal purposes only. Depending on your subscription model, you may have the possibility to link subscriptions to each other (within a company or an organization) in order to share notes among several subscribers. In this case notes which do not have the availability status "Available for viewing only on my account" are also available to all linked subscribers.
By registering and submitting your information to Biotechgate you agree that we may contact you by post, telephone, e-mail or fax to keep you updated on developments related to your subscriptions. You have the possibility to unsubscribe ("opt-out") for any of these information services. E-mails however which are based on a specific action of the user (such as subscribing, cancelation, recurring payments etc.) are sent automatically and cannot be turned off. By using any of our services you agree that these automatically generated e-mails will be sent to you.
Information is also collected about the use of any page of the Biotechgate portal. Several statistics tools track visits (incl. page views, IP address, time of visit etc.) of all users (also see chapter about "Google Analytics" further down on this page). For logged-in users (registered users who have a Biotechgate account) visits to profiles are tracked.
Venture Valuation reserves the right to exclude or otherwise edit any information submitted to its website.
On Biotechgate you have the possibility to publish your own information (such as an organization's profile, information about a licensing deal, an event). For any information that is submitted to us, we also track the IP address of the user (which is used for security reasons and internal purposes only).
Profiles are usually reviewed by an editor before they are publicly available on the website. Venture Valuation reserves the right to exclude or otherwise edit any information submitted to its website. Also Venture Valuation reserves the right to complete a profile or attach additional information to it which is provided by a news feed or a cooperation partner (e.g. job ads, company news etc.). This additional information may be attached automatically to the profiles. While Venture Valuation shall exert its best effort to match the right attachment with the right profile, it cannot be guaranteed that any attached information is linked to the right profile. In this case Venture Valuation shall not be liable for any problems that might arise but will remove incorrect attachments within 48 hours of notification.
By using any of our services you agree that some automatically generated e-mails (such as listing-request responses, activation confirmations etc.) will be sent to you automatically.
Profiles can be reviewed, edited, updated, completed or deleted by the Biotechgate team in Zurich, the editing Team of VV Data Processing (I) Pvt. Ltd. in India (a joint venture company and partner of Venture Valuation) as well as any cooperation partner for a specific region. For questions and requests about your profile, please contact us using the "Contact Information" below.
3. Use of information
Personal information about Biotechgate users (such as name, postal address, e-mail, phone number) are used for internal purposes only. By submitting such information, you agree that we may contact you by phone, post, e-mail or fax to keep you informed about your subscription, possible changes to your account as well as about any information which may be relevant for you as a registered user.
Information collected with a statistics tool (such as page views, IP address of a user, time of visit) but no personal information (such as the name of the user) is used for internal purposes (access statistics and analysis) and can be made available to any of Venture Valuation's cooperation partners.
If you submit information for the propose of publishing on Biotechgate (such as an organization's profile, a licensing-deal, an event), you agree that any of this information can be made publicly available to any Biotechgate users, subscribers as well as partners of Biotechgate. The only exceptions are fields or areas within a profile which are labeled with a comment such as "for internal use only" (or similar) which may be made available to cooperation partners but not to the public.
4. Opting out
Biotechgate provides you with the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personal information used for certain purposes. For example, if you no longer wish to receive newsletters, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication, or by contacting us by any of the methods listed in "Contact Information" (below).
5. Changes to your information
If your personal information is incorrect or changes, you may be able to correct or update parts of it by logging-in your account or accessing your organization's profile. Alternatively, or if you no longer wish for your personal information to remain on our Web site, please contact Venture Valuation using the contact information listed below.
Venture Valuation follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
In certain cases, we use what are known as "cookies" (small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes.). You can configure your browser to display a warning before cookies are saved. You can also choose to dispense with personal cookies and the advantages that they offer. If you do so, however, you will not be able to use certain services.
8. Use of Google Analytics - Statement
9. Legal Disclaimer
Venture Valuation may disclose Information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on us.
10. Notification of Changes
11. Applicable Law
12. Contact information
c/o Venture Valuation VV AG
Phone: +41 43 321 86 60
Fax: +41 43 321 86 61
13. Update history