Welcome to The StartUp Corporation. By signing up with us, and being a Client, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms and Conditions”), including those terms and conditions incorporated by reference. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you may not use our services. The StartUp Corporation may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this web page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions. In these Terms and Conditions, all services provided by and related to The StartUp Corporation, and all text, images, photographs, user interface, “look” and “feel”, data and other content included at The StartUp Corporation from time to time (including, without limitation, the selection, coordination and arrangement of such content) are sometimes referred to as the “Web Site” and/or “Service.” The StartUp Corporation is owned and operated by Larsan Investments cc and the company address will appear as an image. You acknowledge and agree that The StartUp Corporation shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion, to pre-screen, refuse or remove any project and/or user provided content that violates these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise objectionable, including, without limitation, projects or content that is illegal, obscene, indecent, defamatory, incites religious, racial or ethnic hatred, or violates the rights of others. Activity that is brought to our attention which appears in our sole judgment to violate the law will be brought to the attention of the proper authorities. You acknowledge, consent and agree that The StartUp Corporation may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms and Conditions; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of The StartUp Corporation, its users and the public.
The StartUp Corporation reserves the right to modify, amend, update and change these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice. You are responsible for regularly viewing these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge and agree that The StartUp Corporation shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, amendment, suspension, discontinuance or other change to these Terms and Conditions.
1. The StartUp Corporation Technicalities
Colours: The default colour model for our logos is the CMYK format unless you specify that you require PMS (Pantone) prior to the start of the project. Any format change after the start of the project will have an additional charge. File Format: The source file will be in Adobe Illustrator (.ai) format. The fonts will be converted into outlines. Other formats sent will be JPEG, TIFF, EPS, GIF and PDF. Additional formats may be available on request.
(a) Description. The StartUp Corporation Service is an online offering where individuals or entities that have signed up with The StartUp Corporation as clients (each, a “Client”) can post specific assignments and project descriptions, including illustrative samples or other media (each, a “Creative Brief”), revise those Creative Briefs (each, a “Revision Brief”) and obtain responses (each, a “Response”) to those Creative or Revision Briefs from design experts retained by The StartUp Corporation (“Members”). The StartUp Corporation will provide you, as the Client, the Service according to the Package you have chosen as detailed in section 1(e) below. Your Responses will be created iteratively through a drafting cycle of Creative Briefs, Revision Briefs and Responses, ultimately resulting in a final Response conforming to your various Creative and Revision Briefs.
(b) Creative Brief and Responses. You are solely responsible for preparing and posting detailed descriptions of each of your Creative Briefs to the Web Site, including providing samples illustrating your Creative Brief and any relevant deadlines. For each Response to a Creative Brief that you want to receive, a term sheet (a “Term Sheet”) will be generated that will contain, and be subject to, the terms and conditions you have established for the Creative or Revision Brief. The StartUp Corporation is under no obligation to review a Creative or Revision Brief or Term Sheet for any purpose, including accuracy, completeness of information, quality or clarity. The StartUp Corporation may decide, in its sole discretion, to deny a Creative or Revision Brief or a Term Sheet.
(c) Reviewing Responses. When The StartUp Corporation provides you with a Response, you are responsible for reviewing the Response. If you fail to promptly inform The StartUp Corporation that the Response is not reasonably responsive to the related Term Sheet or Creative Brief, you will be deemed to have accepted the Response. If you notify The StartUp Corporation that you think a response is not reasonably responsive to the related Creative Brief, you shall then submit to the Web Site a Revision Brief containing information regarding amendments or modification to be made to the initial Response. After you provide The StartUp Corporation with a Revision Brief, The StartUp Corporation will provide you with a subsequent Response that conforms to the additional criteria you requested. The StartUp Corporation is not responsible for the content of Responses developed to the extent that such Responses are prepared to conform to your Creative or Revision Briefs.
(d) Revision Cycles. Revision cycles generally consist of 2-6 additional compositions that incorporate changes you request in a Revision Brief. The purpose of the revision process is to create Responses that move your project forward in the specific direction you have determined. You may request significant changes in the first and second cycles, and the Responses generated might be quite different in nature from the original composition you selected. By the third revision request, your requests shall be modifications of the current composition only.
2. Eligibility, Access, Use and Service
(b) Authorization to Use; Permitted Uses. You may access and use the Service solely in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and any posted policies and procedures that appear on the Web Site. You may provide Creative Briefs and obtain Responses only if you register as a Client. Any use of the Web Site is at your sole risk and responsibility. Subject to these Terms and Conditions, you may (i) display the Web Site on an Internet access device, and (ii) on an occasional, infrequent and ad hoc basis, and only in circumstances that constitute “fair use” under South African copyright law, print copies of insubstantial portions of the Web Site.
(c) Prohibited Uses. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions, you may not display or print the Web Site and in no event may you broadcast, circulate, distribute, download, perform, publish, rent, reproduce, sell, store, transmit or create decorative works from the Web Site. Additionally, you agree to comply with all applicable laws (including, without limitation, any applicable export controls) in connection with your use of the Service, and with such further limitations or rules as may be set forth on the Web Site. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to transmit, distribute, post, communicate or store information or other material on, to or through the Web Site that (i) is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner; (ii) reveals trade secrets, unless you own them; (iii) infringes on any other proprietary or intellectual property rights of others, on the privacy or publicity rights of others, or any statutory right; (iv) is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; (v) is sexually-explicit; (vi) constitutes advertisements or solicitations of business, chain letters or pyramid schemes; or (vii) contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information. You further agree not to (a) use any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or other information for purposes of registering as a Client; (b) delete or revise any material or other information of any other user of The StartUp Corporation; (c) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Web Site’s infrastructure; (d) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activity being conducted on the Web Site; (e) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including, without limitation, browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Web Site, other than the search engine and search agents available from The StartUp Corporation on the Web Site and other generally available third-party web browsers (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer); or (f) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse-engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Web Site.
3. Refund, Cancellation & VAT Policy
In any event, any deposited funds for a project shall not be subject to refund after delivery if the initial design concepts are approved, or a change is requested unless The StartUp Corporation cancels or terminates your Contract for a reason other than your breach or non-performance. The StartUp Corporation will give your money back, in case you make a request when the initial concepts for a logo are offered. However once you approve or request changes in the initial designs, the refund offer becomes void and refund requests will not be entertained. For multiple / combo packages, the same refund policy as that of the single packages will apply. For example, if you order a logo and a web design service and approve the logo, you can claim a refund for the website service at the time of initial design only. All refunds are subject to a minimum Administration Fee. A refund request will need to have a valid reason which must be qualified against the design brief and customer feedback for revisions. Unless a concept has not been designed according to the brief, a refund will not be given however further revisions will be provided until complete satisfaction. The money back guarantee is provided on the basis that the order is placed in good faith. Where a customer has placed design orders with more than one design agency for the same job with the intention to claim refund, we do not consider it good faith. In such a case we reserve the right to decline a refund request. Almost all design jobs require customer feedback before finalising the design therefore it is only fair that the customer gets involved and provides feedback in order to get the desired results. The 100% unique design guarantee entitles you to a re-draw if our designed logo is found to be considerably similar to another logo design that may already exist. Any resemblance to an existing design will be merely a coincidence and The StartUp Corporation will not accept any responsibility or claim of any compensation in such a case. It is the client’s responsibility to get their art work copyrighted. Please visit www.thestartupcorporation.co.za/guarantee for more information.
An order can be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to the delivery date at no cost. If you cancel your order within 24 hours of the delivery date, a charge of R650.00 will apply. Cancellations are accepted on the prescribed form which can be downloaded from www.thestartupcorporation.co.za/downloads/cf.pdf.
Cancellations of orders with 16 hours and 24 hours delivery service are subject to a minimum Administration Fee of R2500.00. Where the order value is less than R2500.00, the order value will be deemed as the Administration Fee.
An account will be considered closed, if a customer does not reply to us within 60 days of our communication. To reactivate an account an administration fee of R650.00 will be applicable.
Payments made by Visa or Master cards are processed by PayFast (Pty) Ltd. The StartUp Corporation does not hold customer card details on it’s systems in order to provide maximum security and to remain compliant. Where recurring billing is required, card details are stored with PayFast (Pty) Ltd for future payments. We also accept payments via direct payment or EFT.
All prices advertised on this website are inclusive of VAT.
4. Ownership; Rights to Use
(a) Web Site and Service Generally. Except as expressly contemplated under these Terms and Conditions, as between The StartUp Corporation and you, The StartUp Corporation will own all right, title and interest in and to all copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property and proprietary rights in and to the Web Site and Service, in all media now known or later devised, to the fullest extent provided under international law. You shall not remove, conceal or alter any copyright notice, byline information, disclaimer, restriction or other notice on the Web Site or any portion thereof. You shall not use or permit any third party to use the name, trademarks, trade names, or trade dress of The StartUp Corporation, including “The StartUp Corporation”, without the prior written consent of The StartUp Corporation, as determined in its sole discretion, for each such use.
(b) Creative and Response Briefs. Upon submission of a Creative or Response Brief or any other information or media provided by you in connection with your use of the Service (collectively, the “Client Information”), The StartUp Corporation and its agents shall have all rights and licenses necessary to use such Client Information for the purpose of obtaining Responses and for archival purposes. Each Member to whom your project is made available has the right to review and display the relevant Term Sheet for purposes of preparing a Response.
(c) Rights of The StartUp Corporation. Upon your submission of Client Information to the Service, you grant The StartUp Corporation and its agents a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicense able, exclusive, worldwide right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display (in whole or in part), and/or incorporate in other works, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, such Client Information, for the full term of any intellectual property rights that may exist in such Client Information to the extent necessary to provide you with the Service and Responses.
(d) Rights of Clients. Subject to your compliance with these Terms and Conditions, you shall own the final Response composition provided to you by The StartUp Corporation (the “Final Product”). You shall not, however, own any materials, media or other content generated during any revision cycles leading up to the Final Product, and The StartUp Corporation expressly reserves all right, title and interest in and to the same. You acknowledge and hereby grant to The StartUp Corporation a royalty-free, irrevocable exclusive worldwide right to use Creative and Revision Briefs, individual Responses provided to you, and Final Product for internal and archival purposes, and in order to display and promote the The StartUp Corporation service. The StartUp Corporation retains the rights to all artwork concepts and other content not selected by you. You acknowledge that your ownership rights under these Terms and Conditions are limited to the Final Product, and that no trademarks or service marks in or to any Final Product are being conveyed under these Terms and Conditions. You hereby acknowledge that The StartUp Corporation shall have no obligation or duty to perform trademark, service mark or copyright searches or inquiries, or the like, in order to validate the propriety or legality of the Final Product. Accordingly, you are encouraged to perform your own independent searches with regard to the Final Product. Furthermore, you acknowledge that The StartUp Corporation shall have no responsibility or obligation of any kind to assist you in seeking any intellectual property protection (i.e., without limitation, trademark or copyright registration) for the Final Product, nor shall The StartUp Corporation be responsible for otherwise assisting you in any way in your attempt to perfect your rights in or to the Final Product.
5. Nondisclosure and Privacy
6. Disclaimers; Indemnification; Limitations of Liability
(a) Responsibility for Content. The StartUp Corporation shall not be responsible for any use that is or is not made of the Web Site or the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, The StartUp Corporation makes no representations, warranties or covenants regarding, and does not guarantee, the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any information or other material (including, without limitation, any Creative Brief, Term Sheets, Responses or User Identity) that are communicated through, or posted to, the Service, whether by Members, Clients, The StartUp Corporation or otherwise, nor does The StartUp Corporation endorse any opinions expressed by any user of the Web Site, including any Member or Client. Without limiting the foregoing, The StartUp Corporation makes no representations, warranties or covenants regarding the validity of the rights to Responses granted pursuant to these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge that any reliance on information or other material, including, without limitation, any information related to a particular Package or your project, Term Sheet, Response or User Identity, communicated through the Service, or posted to the Web Site, will be at your own risk. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree and acknowledge that you use each Response at your own risk and that you are responsible for taking any actions you deem reasonable to determine whether your use of a Response will infringe any statutory or third-party intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights.
(b) Links to Third-Party Services. The Web Site may contain links to third-party web sites or other services (the “Linked Content”). The Linked Content is not under the control of The StartUp Corporation and The StartUp Corporation is not responsible for the Linked Content, including, without limitation, links contained in the Linked Content, or any changes or updates to Linked Content. The StartUp Corporation is providing Linked Content to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of such Linked Content is not an endorsement by The StartUp Corporation of such Linked Content. If you decide to access any Linked Content, you do so at your own risk.
(c) Disclaimer of Warranties. THE SERVICE AND THE RESPONSES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” THE STARTUP CORPORATION MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY WEB SITE OR OTHER CONTENT OR SERVICE THAT MAY BE ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING ANY TERM SHEET, RESPONSE, USER IDENTITY OR LINKED CONTENT. THE STARTUP CORPORATION DISCLAIMS, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE STARTUP CORPORATION DISCLAIMS, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL (i) WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (ii) WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; (iii) WARRANTIES RELATING TO DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS IN THE WEB SITE, OR ANY PART THEREOF; (iv) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THE WEB SITE; AND (v) WARRANTIES OTHERWISE RELATING TO PERFORMANCE, NON-PERFORMANCE, OR OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY THE STARTUP CORPORATION OR ANY THIRD PARTY. FURTHERMORE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEB SITE WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON.
(d) Release from Claims. The Service serves solely as a venue for the creation of work and The StartUp Corporation does not regularly screen or censor any information or material posted to the Web Site. Although The StartUp Corporation makes commercially reasonable efforts to determine the identity of Clients, The StartUp Corporation cannot and does not confirm that any Client or other user is who they claim to be or that any Client or other user has the qualifications he or she claims to have. Because The StartUp Corporation does not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the Web Site, if you have a dispute with one or more users, you hereby release The StartUp Corporation (and our affiliates, agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
(e) Indemnification. You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The StartUp Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners and employees from any action, claim, demand, or liability arising from or relating to your violation of any of these Terms and Conditions or use of the Web Site, and any expenses incurred in connection therewith, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees.
(f) Limitation of Damages. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR ANY THIRD PARTY BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING UNDER OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING ANY PART THEREOF, OR THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR ANY OTHER CONSENT (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, TRADING LOSSES, AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICE) EVEN IF THE STARTUP CORPORATION OR ANY THIRD PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. THE STARTUP CORPORATION’S TOTAL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE STARTUP CORPORATION FOR YOUR PACKAGE UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL MATTERS ARISING FROM IT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA.