Terms & Conditions

Own It Ventures' Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE ("AGREEMENT" OR "TERMS OF USE") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES OFFERED BY Own It Ventures, LLC. (Own It Ventures). THIS AGREEMENT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.Own It Ventures.COM (THE "SITE") AND ALL SERVICES PROVIDED BY Own It Ventures ON THE SITE, AT CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, NETWORKING EVENTS, ROADSHOWS, MEET-UPS, WORKBOOKS, DVDS, VIDOETAPED SEMINARS, WEBINARS, INTERVIEWS, BLOGS, ARTICLES, PRESS RELEASES, ETC.

By using the Site in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site, you (the "user" or "you") agree to be bound by this Agreement, including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. This Agreement applies to all users of the Site, including without limitation users who are members, vendors, customers, merchants, sponsors, advertisers, contributors of content, information and other materials or services on the Site.


1. Own It Ventures is a Venue, Conference & Event Company, Membership-Based Community

Own It Ventures acts as a venue to allow users who comply with Own It Ventures' policies to offer, sell and buy certain products, goods or services within a fixed-price format. Own It Ventures is not directly involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, Own It Ventures has no control over the quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the items listed, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to pay for items. Own It Ventures does not pre-screen users or the content or information provided by users. Own It Ventures cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. Consequently, Own It Ventures does not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer.

Own It Ventures cannot guarantee the true identity, age, and nationality of a user. Own It Ventures encourages you to communicate directly with potential transaction partners through the tools available on the Site. You may also wish to consider using a third-party escrow service or services that provide additional user verification.

In reference to connecting Own It Ventures' Members to the Connections (Angel Investors, Retail Buyers, the Media) or to other Members, OIV does pre-screening criteria but is solely relying upon the content or information provided by Members. Own It Ventures cannot ensure each and every individual is properly adhering to the rules and regulations other than by internal mechanisms, (ie. Flagging, formal complaints) that are sent to us. As such, prior to any completion of transaction, both parties must complete a personal due diligence and background checks.

You agree that Own It Ventures is a venue and as such is not responsible or liable for any content, for example, data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links posted by you, other users, or outside parties on Own It Ventures. You use the Own It Ventures service at your own risk.

2. Membership Eligibility

Age: Own It Ventures' services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. Own It Ventures may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer access to or use of the Site to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions.

Individuals under the age of 18 must at all times use Own It Ventures' services and benefits only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age. In this all cases, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities.

Compliance: You agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You are responsible for all applicable taxes. In addition, you must abide by Own It Ventures' policies as stated in the Agreement and the Own It Ventures policy documents listed below (if applicable to your activities on or use of the Site) as well as all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by Own It Ventures, each of which is incorporated herein by reference and each of which may be updated by Own It Ventures from time to time without notice to you:

The DOs & DON'Ts of Own It Ventures:

Can be found on our Privacy Policy Page: http://www.ownitventures.com/pages/privacy-policy/. In addition, some services and benefits offered through the Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions promulgated by Own It Ventures from time to time; your use of such services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

Password: Keep your password secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify Own It Ventures of any unauthorized use of your password or any breach of security. You also agree that Own It Ventures cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure. You agree not to provide your username and password information in combination to any other party other than Own It Ventures without Own It Ventures' express written permission.

Account Information: You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid email address. To sell items on Own It Ventures and using the Own It Ventures Shopping Cart, you must provide and maintain valid payment information such as valid credit card information or a valid PayPal account.

Account Transfer: You may not transfer or sell your Own It Ventures account and User ID to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.

Right to Refuse Service: Own It Ventures' services are not available to temporarily or indefinitely suspended Own It Ventures members. Own It Ventures reserves the right, in Own It Ventures' sole discretion, to cancel unconfirmed or inactive accounts. Own It Ventures reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.

3. Fees and Services

Joining Own It Ventures as a Member does require a fee, paid in full or monthly. Paid in full every year does provide additional benefits. Please see Membership for more details. Setting up Marketplace Listings on Own It Ventures is free; however, Own It Ventures does charge fees for listing an item for sale and utilizing the Own It Ventures Shopping Cart onsite in terms of a percentage of the sale price when the item sells. When you list for sale an item you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged. Own It Ventures' Fees Policy, which is subject to change, is incorporated into this Agreement by reference. Changes to the Fees Policy and the fees for Own It Ventures' services are effective after Own It Ventures provides you with at least fourteen (14) days' notice by posting the changes on the Site. However, Own It Ventures may choose to temporarily change the Fees Policy and the fees for Own It Ventures' Membership and Services for promotional events (for example, free listing days); such changes are effective when Own It Ventures posts the temporary promotional event on the Site. Own It Ventures may, at Own It Ventures' sole discretion, change some or all of Own It Ventures' services at any time. In the event Own It Ventures introduces a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in US Dollars (USD).

You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with using Own It Ventures. Own It Ventures keeps accepted payment information on file. At the beginning of the month, each seller is emailed an invoice detailing the amount due. A seller must pay the amount due in full within 15 days of the date of the invoice.

Fees and Termination: If Own It Ventures terminates a listing or your account, if you close your account, or if the payment of your Own It Ventures fees cannot be completed for any reason, you remain obligated to pay Own It Ventures for all unpaid fees plus any penalties, if applicable. If the seller's account is not paid in full and becomes past due, the seller risks penalties such as the suspension of privileges and/or termination of the account and other collection mechanisms (including retaining collection agencies and legal counsel). If you have a question or wish to dispute a charge, contact Own It Ventures at support@ownitventures.com.

4. Listing and Selling

Listing Description: By listing an item on the Site you warrant that you and all aspects of the item comply with Own It Ventures' published policies. You also warrant that you may legally sell the item. You must accurately describe your item and all terms of sale in your Own It Ventures listing. Your listings may include text descriptions, graphics, pictures and other content relevant to the sale of that item. All items must be listed in an appropriate category with appropriate tags. Each listing must accurately and completely describe the item/items for sale in that listing. If the item listed is not in stock, back-ordered, or special ordered, it must be designated as such in the description. Each unique item must have its own listing.

Seller Policies: All sellers are urged to have pre-established seller policies for their Own It Ventures listings. These policies may include, for example, shipping, returns, payment and selling policies. Sellers must create reasonable policies in good faith and must abide by such policies. All policies must comply with Own It Ventures' site-wide policies. Sellers are responsible for enforcing their own reasonable seller policies. Own It Ventures reserves the right to request a copy of seller's shop policy.

Binding Sale: All sales are binding. The seller is obligated to ship the order or otherwise complete the transaction with the buyer in a prompt manner, unless there is an exceptional circumstance, such as: (a) the buyer fails to meet the terms of the seller's listing (such as payment method), or (b) the seller cannot authenticate the buyer's identity. The buyer is obligated to deliver appropriate payment for items purchased, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.

Fee Avoidance: The price stated in each item listing description must be an accurate representation of the sale. Sellers may charge reasonable shipping and handling fees to cover the costs for packaging and mailing the items. Sellers may not charge excessive shipping fees or otherwise avoid fees. You may not alter the item's price after a sale for the purpose of avoiding Own It Ventures transaction fees, misrepresent the item's location, or use another user's account without permission.

5. Prohibited, Questionable and Infringing Items and Activities

You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities on and regarding to Own It Ventures and any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, "Content") that you submit, post, and display on Own It Ventures.

Restricted Activities: Your Content and your use of Own It Ventures shall not:

Be false, inaccurate or misleading

Be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items

Infringe upon any third-party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy (see also, Own It Ventures' Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy)

Violate this Agreement, The DOs & DON'Ts of Own It Ventures, any site policy or community guidelines, or any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising)

Contain items that have been identified by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) as hazardous to consumers and therefore subject to a recall

Be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, impersonate or intimidate any person (including Own It Ventures staff or other users), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person, through for example, the use of similar email address, nicknames, or creation of false account(s) or any other method or device

Be obscene or contain child pornography

Contain or transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information

Host images not part of a listing

Modify, adapt or hack Own It Ventures or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Own It Ventures;

Appear to create liability for Own It Ventures or cause Own It Ventures to lose (in whole or in part) the services of Own It Ventures' ISPs or other suppliers

Link directly or indirectly, reference or contain descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, The DOs & DON'Ts of Own It Ventures, or other policy documents as posted on Own It Ventures.

Furthermore, you may not list any item on Own It Ventures (or consummate any transaction that was initiated using Own It Ventures' service) that, by paying to Own It Ventures the listing fee or the final value fee, could cause Own It Ventures to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or that violates the Terms of Use.

6. Content

License: Own It Ventures does not claim ownership rights in your Content. You grant Own It Ventures a license solely to enable Own It Ventures to use any information or Content you supply Own It Ventures with, so that Own It Ventures is not violating any rights you might have in that Content. You grant Own It Ventures a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the Content, in any media now known or not currently known, with respect to your Content. You agree to allow Own It Ventures to store or re-format your Content on Own It Ventures and display your Content on Own It Ventures in any way as Own It Ventures chooses. Own It Ventures will only use personal information in accordance with Own It Ventures' Privacy Policy.

As part of a transaction, you may obtain personal information, including email address and shipping information, from another Own It Ventures user. Without obtaining prior permission from the other user, this personal information shall only be used for that transaction or for Own It Ventures-related messaging. Own It Ventures has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without limiting the foregoing, without express consent from the user, you are not licensed to add any Own It Ventures user to your email or physical mail list. For more information, see Own It Ventures' Privacy Policy.

Re-Posting Content: By posting Content on Own It Ventures, it is possible for an outside website or a third party to re-post that Content. You agree to hold Own It Ventures harmless for any dispute concerning this use. If you choose to display your own, Own It Ventures-hosted image on another website, the image must provide a link back to it's listing page on Own It Ventures.

Idea Submissions: Own It Ventures considers any unsolicited suggestions, ideas, proposals or other material submitted to it by users via the Site or otherwise (other than the Content and the tangible items sold on the Site by users) (collectively, the "Material") to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and Own It Ventures shall not be liable for the disclosure or use of such Material. If, at Own It Ventures' request, any member sends Material to improve the site (for example through the Forums or to customer support), Own It Ventures will also consider that Material to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and Own It Ventures will not be liable for use or disclosure of the Material. Any communication by you to Own It Ventures is subject to this Agreement. You hereby grant and agree to grant Own It Ventures, under all of your rights in the Material, a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, sublicensable and transferable right and license to incorporate, use, publish and exploit such Material for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including but not limited to incorporating it in the API, documentation, or any product or service, without compensation or accounting to you and without further recourse by you.

7. Information Control

Own It Ventures does not control the Content provided by users that is made available on Own It Ventures. You may find some Content to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense.

Additionally, there may also be risks dealing with international trade and foreign nationals. By using Own It Ventures, you agree to accept such risks and that Own It Ventures (and Own It Ventures' officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) is not responsible for any and all acts or omissions of users on Own It Ventures. Please use caution, common sense, and practice safe buying and selling when using Own It Ventures.

Other Resources: Own It Ventures is not responsible for the availability of outside websites or resources linked to or referenced on the Site. Own It Ventures does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that Own It Ventures shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or resources.

8. Meetings

Users may arrange and attend online virtual meetings or in-person meetings ("Meetings"), seminars, Roadshows, Conferences with one or more individuals. Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users must comply with Own It Ventures' policies and acknowledge and agree to comply with the laws of the city, county and country in which the Meeting occurs. Additional eligibility requirements for a particular group or Meeting may be set by the group's contact person. Own It Ventures is not involved with user generated groups, the groups' requirements, or the Meetings.

Own It Ventures does not supervise or control the Meetings, user-initiated online or offline gatherings, or the interactions among and between users and other persons or companies. Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users understand that Own It Ventures does not in any way screen its users. All users agree to exercise caution and good judgment in all interactions with others, particularly if meeting offline or in person.

Meeting User Fees: Some Groups, Meetings, Seminars, Roadshows, Webinars on Own It Ventures may require or request that users pay fees in order to be a member of the group, participate in a promotion, or participate in Meetings. FOR STATED ITEMS BY Own It Ventures, IT WILL LISTED AS SUCH AND THE TRANSACTION IS PROCESSED BY Own It Ventures. FOR THE STATED ITEMS LISTED NOT HOSTED OR LEAD BY Own It Ventures OR AN OIV LEADER, Own It Ventures IS NOT INVOLVED IN THE TRANSACTIONS. Users should use common sense and be careful in deciding whether to contribute or pay money.

9. Resolution of Disputes and Release

In the event a dispute arises between you and Own It Ventures, please contact Own It Ventures. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration in Warren County, New Jersey, using the English language in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. The prevailing party in any arbitration or other proceeding arising under this Agreement shall be entitled to receive reimbursement of its reasonable expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees, expert witness fees and all other expenses) incurred in connection therewith. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the United States Federal Courts or state courts located in New Jersey. Use of the Site is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Agreement, including without limitation, this section. You and Own It Ventures agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Site (including, but not limited to, any services provided or made available therein) or this Agreement must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

Should you have a dispute with one or more users, or an outside party, you release Own It Ventures (and Own It Ventures' officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) 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. Own It Ventures encourages users to report user-to-user disputes to your local law enforcement, postmaster general, or a certified mediation or arbitration entity, as applicable.

Own It Ventures, for the benefit of users, may try to help users resolve disputes. Own It Ventures does so in Own It Ventures' sole discretion, and Own It Ventures has no obligation to resolve disputes between users or between users and outside parties. To the extent that Own It Ventures attempts to resolve a dispute, Own It Ventures will do so in good faith based solely on Own It Ventures' policies. Own It Ventures will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims.

10. Own It Ventures' Intellectual Property

Own It Ventures, and other Own It Ventures graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Own It Ventures, LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Own It Ventures' trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names or email addresses, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.

11. Privacy

Except as provided in Own It Ventures' Privacy Policy Own It Ventures will not sell or disclose your personal information (as defined in the Privacy Policy) to third parties without your explicit consent. Own It Ventures stores and processes Content on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security.

12. No Warranty

Own It Ventures, Own It Ventures' SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND Own It Ventures' SUPPLIERS PROVIDE Own It Ventures' WEB SITE AND SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. Own It Ventures, Own It Ventures' SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND Own It Ventures' SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Own It Ventures SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

13. Liability Limit

IN NO EVENT SHALL Own It Ventures, AND (AS APPLICABLE) Own It Ventures' SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR Own It Ventures' SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, Own It Ventures' SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Own It Ventures' LIABILITY, AND (AS APPLICABLE) THE LIABILITY OF Own It Ventures' SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO Own It Ventures IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $100. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

14. Indemnity

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD Own It Ventures AND (AS APPLICABLE) Own It Ventures' PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.

15. No Guarantee

Own It Ventures does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside Own It Ventures' control.

Own It Ventures cannot guarantee the connection to an Angel Investor, Retail Buyers, or the Media. If we see a fit and/or receive a request from an Angel Investor, Retail buyer or the Media, we will make it happen.

Own It Ventures DOES NOT GUARANTEE INVESTMENT FROM ANGEL INVESTORS; A STORYLINE OR EXPOSURE IN ANY MEDIA OUTLET, OR DISTRIBUTION IN ANY RETAILERS.

16. Legal Compliance; Taxes

You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site and any Own It Ventures service and, if applicable, your listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items. In addition, you shall be responsible for paying any and all taxes applicable to any purchases or sales of items you make on the Site (excluding any taxes on Own It Ventures' net income).

17. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intention. All remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

18. No Agency

You and Own It Ventures are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

19. Own It Ventures Service

Own It Ventures reserves the right to modify or terminate the Own It Ventures service for any reason, without notice, at any time. Own It Ventures reserves the right to alter these Terms of Use or other Site policies at any time, so please review the policies frequently. If Own It Ventures makes a material change Own It Ventures will notify you here, by email, by means of a notice on our home page, or other places Own It Ventures deems appropriate. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at Own It Ventures' sole discretion, in good faith, and using common sense and reasonable judgment.

20. Choice of Law

This Agreement shall in all respects be interpreted and construed with and by the laws of the State of New Jersey, excluding its conflicts of laws rules, and the United States of America.

21. Survival

Sections 3 (Fees and Services, Fees and Termination), 6 (Content, License), 7 (Information Control), 8 (Meetings, Groups or User Fees), 9 (Resolution of Dispute and Release), 10 (Own It Ventures' Intellectual Property), 11 (Access and Interference), 12 (Breach), 13 (Privacy), 14 (No Warranty), 15 (Liability Limit), 16 (Indemnity), 17 (No Guaranty), 19 (Severability), 20 (No Agency), 22 (Choice of Law) shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

22. Notices

Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by postal mail to Own It Ventures; Attn: Legal Department; P.O. Box 954, Hackettstown, NJ. 07840 (in the case of Own It Ventures) or, in your case, to the email address you provide to Own It Ventures (either during the registration process or when your email address changes). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, Own It Ventures may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to Own It Ventures. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.

For issues with intellectual property, please provide the notice as specified in Own It Ventures' Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.

23. Disclosures

The services hereunder are offered by Own It Ventures Inc., mailing location at P.O. Box 954, Hackettstown, NJ. 07840. If you are a New Jersey resident, you may have this same information emailed to you by sending a letter to the foregoing address with your email address and a request for this information.

24. Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

Own It Ventures, LLC. Own It Ventures has adopted the following general policy toward copyright and intellectual property infringement in accordance with general U.S. intellectual property laws and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf). Own It Ventures will respond to notices of this form from jurisdictions other than the U.S. as well. The address of Own It Ventures' Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement ("Designated Agent") is listed at the end of this policy.

Own It Ventures may act expeditiously to respond to a proper notice by (1) removing or disabling access to material claimed to be subject of infringing activity; and (2) removing and discontinuing service to repeat offenders. If Own It Ventures removes or disables access in response to such a notice, Own It Ventures will make a good-faith attempt to contact the allegedly infringing party ("Member") so that they may make a counter notification.

A. Procedure for Reporting Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringements:

If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether the material infringes upon your intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting Own It Ventures.

If you believe that material residing on or accessible through the Own It Ventures web site or service infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right, to provide Own It Ventures of notice of such infringement, you must send a written notice of the infringement to the Designated Agent listed below. Please specify the type of infringement at issue and the notice must include the following information:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or intellectual property right that has been allegedly infringed upon (by fax or regular mail – not by email, except by prior agreement);

Identification in sufficient detail of the material being infringed upon (for an allegation of a patent infringement, please provide a patent number);

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing upon the intellectual property. Include information regarding the location of the infringing material with sufficient detail so that Own It Ventures is capable of finding and verifying its existence (for listings, please provide item numbers);

Contact information about the notifier including the name of the intellectual property owner, the name and title of the person contacting Own It Ventures on the owner's behalf, the address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;

A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the intellectual property or copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the intellectual property or copyright owner.

When removing material from the site, Own It Ventures will make reasonable attempts to inform the Member of the removal, the reason for the removal, and may provide the Member with a copy of the notice and the notifying party's contact information.

B. Removal of Allegedly Infringing Material

Once Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification is received by the Designated Agent, Own It Ventures may remove or disable access to the material infringing upon the intellectual property. If Own It Ventures removes or disables access to content in response to an infringement notice, Own It Ventures will make reasonable attempts to notify the Member that Own It Ventures has removed or disabled access to the material. Repeat offenders will have all material removed from the system and Own It Ventures will terminate such Members' access to the service.

C. Procedure to Supply a Copyright Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent:

If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing upon the intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether or not the material infringes on the intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting Own It Ventures.

Own It Ventures, LLC
Attn: Legal Department
P.O. Box 954

Hackettstown, NJ. 07840

Fax: (908)852-4496
E-mail: info@ownitventures.com