Youth Business USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN# 27-4333255) with a mission to empower underserved young adult entrepreneurs in the United States.
This user agreement (“UA” or “User Agreement”) provides the terms governing your use of Youth Business USA services and programs, including Youth Business USA’s digital platform, currently at skysthelimit.org. Your use of Youth Business USA Program Services constitute your consent to this Agreement.
Youth Business USA services (“we”, “our”, “us”, “Youth Business USA Services”, “Services”, “digital platform”, “skysthelimit.org”, or simply “Program Services”) mean all current and future services provided by or through Youth Business USA, including without limitation, access to an account on our system and the services offered through such account or otherwise, such as our services that collect information about your personal and professional history that allow us to match you with an advising/mentoring partner, allows your advising/mentoring partner to access information about you, and enables you and other users to find each other and connect for advice or industry expertise, as well as all assessments, diagnostic tools, and other materials provided by or through Youth Business USA, whether in electronic, hardcopy or any other form. The Program Services include the services themselves and all intellectual property rights therein.
YOUTH BUSINESS USA PROGRAM SERVICES MAY NOT BE USED BY MINORS, DEFINED AS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD, YOU MAY NOT USE YOUTH BUSINESS USA SERVICES, INCLUDING SKYSTHELIMIT.ORG. YOUTH BUSINESS USA PROVIDES PROGRAM SERVICES ON A LIMITED BUDGET WITH LIMITED ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY. YOUTH BUSINESS USA PRIORITIZES THESE LIMITED RESOURCES ON PROGRAM SERVICES FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES. PROGRAM SERVICES ARE NOT CURRENTLY INTENDED FOR USERS PHYSICALLY LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.
We may change this Agreement by notifying you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting a revised Agreement through the Program Services. Any such changes will not apply to any dispute between you and us arising prior to the date on which we posted the revised Agreement incorporating such changes, or otherwise notified you of such changes.
Your use of Youth Business USA Program Services following any changes to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of such changes. We may, at any time and without liability, modify or discontinue all or part of the Services (including access to the Services via any third-party links); charge, modify or waive any fees required to use the Services; or offer opportunities to some or all users of the Services.
This Agreement applies to all users of any current or future Youth Business USA Program Services, including, but not limited to advisees, advisors, mentees, mentors, internal consulting participants, volunteers, and program managers.
Program Services are not available to minors under the age of 18 or to any users whose accounts are suspended or terminated by Youth Business USA. Users are prohibited from having more than one account and are prohibited from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring or sharing their Youth Business USA account to or with any other person. If you do not qualify, you are not allowed to use our Program Services.
We may make available the ability to purchase or otherwise obtain certain products or services through the Program Services (a “Transaction”). If you wish to make a Transaction, you may be asked to supply certain relevant information, such as your credit card number and its expiration date, your billing address and your shipping information. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD THAT YOU SUBMIT IN CONNECTION WITH A TRANSACTION. By submitting such information, you grant to us the right to provide such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating Transactions. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction. By making a Transaction, you represent that the applicable Products and/or Services will be used only in a lawful manner.
You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or on your behalf through the Services, at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. In addition, you are responsible for any taxes applicable to your Transactions.
Users of the Services may make available certain materials (each, a “Recorded Entry”) through or in connection with the Services, including on profile pages (each, a “Profile”) or on the Services’ interactive services, such as message boards and other forums, and chatting, commenting and other messaging functionality (each, a “Forum”). Youth Business USA has no control over and is not responsible for any use or misuse (including any distribution) by any third party of Recorded Entries. IF YOU MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login information and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your login or account with or without your knowledge. You shall not provide your login information to any other person. You agree to immediately notify us of any use of your account by any person other than yourself or any other breach of security.
For purposes of clarity, you retain ownership of your Recorded Entries. For each Recorded Entry, you hereby grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable and fully sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license, without additional consideration to you or any third party, to reproduce, distribute, perform and display (publicly or otherwise), create derivative works of, adapt, modify and otherwise use and exploit such Recorded Entry, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed, and for any purpose (including promotional purposes, such as testimonials).
In addition, if you provide to us any ideas, proposals, suggestions or other materials, whether related to the Services or otherwise, it will be deemed a Recorded Entry, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that such Recorded Entry is not confidential, and that your provision of such Recorded Entry is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction, and does not place Youth Business USA under any fiduciary or other obligation.
You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant the licenses granted in this section, and that your Recorded Entries, and your provision thereof through and in connection with the Services, are complete and accurate, and are not fraudulent, tortious or otherwise in violation of any applicable law or any right of any third party. You further irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding each Recorded Entry that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.
You agree that you will use your account and all other Youth Business USA Program Services at your own risk. We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature whatsoever that you may incur in connection with any use of your account or of any of our Products or Services.You agree that we may, at any time, with or without cause, and without notice, suspend or terminate your account and/or access to any or all Program Services. Without limiting the foregoing, the following may, at our discretion, lead to a termination of your use of our Program Services: (a) breach of this Agreement or any other agreement, policy, rule, or guideline, (b) request by law enforcement or other government agency, (c) technical issues or problems, or (d) extended periods of inactivity. Furthermore, you agree that any suspension or termination, partial or full, shall be made in our sole discretion and that we shall not be liable to you nor to any third-party for any suspension or termination of your account or access to our Program Services.
You agree not to use our Program Services directly or indirectly to:
- Post any content, upload, make any email or other communication, or otherwise transmit or make available anything that is illegal, unlawful, libelous, defamatory, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable.
- Use our Program Services for any purpose or in any manner that violates any law, rule, or regulation.
- Misrepresent your identity, or any facts about yourself or your background, or any facts about any other person, entity, or event, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or misrepresenting your affiliations with any person or entity, past or present.
- Post any content, upload, make any email or other communication, or otherwise transmit or make available anything that you do not have the right to disclose, including anything you are prohibited from disclosing under any law, contract, or fiduciary relationship (such as insider information, or proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of an employment relationship or under a nondisclosure agreement).
- Post any content, upload, make any email or other communication, or otherwise transmit or make available anything that violates the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation anything that infringes upon any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or any other proprietary or intellectual property right.
- Post any content, upload, make any email or other communication, or otherwise transmit or make available any advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation, advertising, marketing, or promotion. This prohibition includes but is not limited to: a) using Youth Business USA invitations to send messages to people who do not know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; b) using Youth Business USA to connect to people who do not know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and c) sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases.
- Post any content, upload, make any email or other communication, or otherwise transmit or make available anything that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
- Stalk or harass anyone.
- Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin or destination of any communication.
- Post content in fields that aren’t intended for that content.
- Interfere with or disrupt any Products or Services or servers or networks connected to our Program Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to our Program Services.
Participation in Online Communities +In addition to all other terms of this Agreement, you also agree that the following additional terms shall apply if you join, participate in, or view any of the Youth Business USA virtual communities.You agree to: Maintain the confidentiality of other community members by not discussing personal or group matters in “off-line” conversations or other communications; Not to share any information with non-group members without the permission of the person posting the information; Recognize and respect the diversity represented among participants; Not engage in personal attacks, flames, or profanity, nor make offensive comments or judgments; disagreement is permissible and sometimes necessary, but attacks are unacceptable; Not post comments that could be construed as sexist, racist, homophobic, intolerant, or demeaning by any individual based on gender, age, disability, politics, religion, or sexual orientation; Not use access to this community to market any products or services or otherwise engage in any form of solicitation; and Not proselytize spiritual or religious beliefs or promote political candidates or causes.We have the right to monitor activity and content associated with virtual communities; however, we are not obligated to do so, nor are we obligated to take any action relating to any such monitoring. While we reserve the right to remove any post or any other content from any community at our complete discretion, we are under no obligation to do so under any circumstances. We will have no responsibility for the accuracy, integrity, quality, or anything else relating to any post or any other content. Furthermore, we do not necessarily agree with or endorse the content of any posts or other content. Without limiting the foregoing, we may investigate any content and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, errors or omissions in content, or loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the Youth Business USA website.
Program Services intended only for users in the United States +Youth Business USA is nonprofit organization with a social impact mission to empower underserved young adults in the United States. While we hope to expand our ability to provide Program Services outside the United States, we do not currently have the organizational capacity to do so. If you are a user who is not physically located in the United States at least 6 months a year, Youth Business USA’s Program Services are not intended for you. If we can develop the organizational capacity to serve international users, we will update this document accordingly.
No Crawling, Copying, Simulating, or Interfering +Use of manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to crawl or spider any web pages contained in our website is prohibited. You agree not to monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, our web pages or the content included therein. You also agree not to frame or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of this website. Furthermore, you agree not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses.
Monitoring and Enforcement +While we reserves the right to monitor activity and content associated with any of our Program Services; we are not obligated to do so. We are not responsible for anything relating to any inaccuracy, lack of integrity or quality, or anything else regarding any information provided by any user. In using our website or other Program Services, whether the community forums or any other products or services, you may be exposed to content that is unlawful or that you find offensive or otherwise objectionable. You can contact us to let us know of content that you find objectionable.Furthermore, you may contact us if you receive off-line communication from a community member that you find objectionable. We may investigate any such complaint or otherwise on our own volition and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing content, or suspending or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, we reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the website. Use of any of our Program Services will be at the risk of the user.
Fees +We reserve the right to charge for any of our Program Services or any portion thereof, and/or to modify the pricing of, add to, modify, or discontinue any of our Products or Services or any portion thereof without notice.
Indemnification +By accepting this UA, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Youth Business USA, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and our and their officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisees, advisors, mentees, mentors and other partners from any damage, whether direct, indirect, compensatory, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary or otherwise resulting from: Your use of any Youth Business USA Program Services; Unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through any Youth Business USA Program Services, Any other matter relating to any Youth Business USA Program Services; or Any personal or business dealings, activities, interactions, or transactions that may occur between users.