Terms of Service (Date: August 13, 2014)

When you access or use LIVERIX’s online and/or mobile services, web sites, and software provided on or in connection with the services or web sites (collectively, the “Website”), (a) you represent that you have read and understand the Cookies Policy and Privacy Policy and (b) you conclude a legally binding agreement (“Agreement”) based on these LIVERIX Terms of Service with LIVERIX, Dr. Schneider - Online Marketing, Lange Strasse 31, 32051 Herford, Germany.

In the following terms and conditions we use "LIVERIX" as abbreviation of "LIVERIX, Dr. Schneider - Online Marketing".

Important Notice

Investing in early stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. This platform is targeted solely at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. This information has not been approved as a financial promotion, and you must carry out your own due diligence. You agree with our Risk Warning Notice.

A. LIVERIX General Terms of Service

1. Partnership Content

The partnerships contained in LIVERIX’s search results, or linked from those results, are created by people over whom LIVERIX exercises no control. You acknowledge and understand that we have no control for the content of the partnership listings or other information posted therein. LIVERIX’s partnership search results are indexed in an automated manner and LIVERIX does not screen these partnerships. We cannot confirm that users or employers are who they claim to be. LIVERIX assumes no responsibility, and disclaims all liability, for the content, accuracy, completeness, legality, reliability, or availability of any partnership listing, information, or web site that is either included in LIVERIX’s search results or linked to by the Website.

The Website contains links to other sites on the Internet which are owned and operated by third party vendors and other third parties (the “External Sites”). You acknowledge that LIVERIX is not responsible for the availability of, or the materials located on or through any External Sites. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the materials located on such External Sites.

2. Use of LIVERIX

LIVERIX’s Website is for your personal, non-commercial use only. If you wish to make commercial use of the Website, you must enter into an agreement with LIVERIX to do so in advance.

3. User Content

Some parts of the Website, such as message boards, partnership listings, and forums, may allow users to post text, information, images, audio, video, messages, and other materials, (any such materials a user submits, posts, displays, or otherwise makes available on the Website is referred to as “User Content”). Such functionality is designed to help readers obtain career and company information, facilitate communication, discuss ways to make career decisions, and to let users know of partnership opportunities. This User Content is provided by outside contributors, many of whom use anonymous screen names. They may occasionally post User Content, including messages or statements that are misleading, deceptive, or downright wrong. LIVERIX does not endorse and is not responsible for any opinion, advice, information, or statement contained in the User Content made or displayed on the Website by third parties. You acknowledge that by accessing the Website, you may come into contact with content that you find harmful, offensive, threatening, indecent or objectionable and you acknowledge that LIVERIX shall have no liability to you for the content including, but not limited to explicit language and other potentially offensive material.

Users of the Website must not post User Content or information that is unlawful, fraudulent, discriminatory, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or that contains sexual, ethnic or racial or other discriminating slurs, or material which contains no relevant or constructive content, which goes beyond profanity into obscenity or abhorrence, or which is otherwise in violation of the law. Users are also prohibited from posting any User Content that contains proprietary information, trade secrets or confidential information. User Content may not contain any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities, or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us), or encourage or cause spamming or flooding.

You are prohibited from posting any User Content containing official identification information (whether your own or of another person) on the Website, such as social security number, passport number, national identification number, insurance number, driver’s license number, immigration number, or any other similar number, code, or identifier. Posting such identification information may lead to identity theft and other adverse consequences. LIVERIX may remove such numbers but does not undertake any obligation to do so and undertakes no responsibility and disclaims all liability for posting of such numbers.

Although LIVERIX has no obligation to do so, LIVERIX may monitor messages posted on the Website and reserves the right to delete any User Content or portion thereof which violate the above rules, messages, topics that are unrelated to the specific portion of the Website on which they are posted, advertisements, recruiting or other commercial messages, and any other User Content that LIVERIX deems in its sole discretion is inappropriate. If you believe a message violates our policies, please contact LIVERIX immediately so that we can consider its editing or removal. LIVERIX does not promise to remove any User Content and interpretation of whether User Content violates any LIVERIX policy always remains within the sole discretion of LIVERIX. LIVERIX reserves the right to disclose all User Content and other relevant information and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to operate the Website properly; to protect itself, its partners and its visitors; and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. This means LIVERIX may honor court-mandated requests to reveal a user’s electronic address and identity.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, LIVERIX reserves the right (but are under no obligation) to remove any partnership listings that directly or indirectly discriminate against applicants. Direct discrimination means that a partnership listing specifically makes it clear that they only want applicants that match a certain criteria, thereby excluding others because of their gender, race, age or disability. Indirect discrimination means that a partnership listing implicitly excludes certain classes of applicants by making it impossible for them to qualify for the partnership requirements. You understand and agree that it is your responsibility to refrain from posting any partnership listings that contain direct or indirect discrimination.

Please note: Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act provides that:

(1) Treatment of publisher or speaker

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.

(2) Civil liability

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of-

(A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected; or

(B) any action taken to enable or make available to information content providers or others the technical means to restrict access to material described in paragraph (1).

4. Rights to Use Materials

To the maximum extent permitted by law, if you post content or submit material to LIVERIX, including photographs, you grant LIVERIX a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable (except as described herein), fully paid, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple layers of sub-licensees) right and license to make, use, sell, sublicense, reproduce, distribute, perform, display, prepare derivative works from and otherwise exploit all such content and materials for any purpose without restriction. Furthermore, you grant LIVERIX, its affiliates, and sublicensees the right to use your name and/or user name in connection with the content. When you apply for a partnership, through LIVERIX Apply, you are sending your resume and application information to LIVERIX, and asking LIVERIX to share that information with a third party. As an employer, when you respond to or contact a partnershipseeker who has used the LIVERIX Resume product, or LIVERIX Apply, you are sharing that information with LIVERIX and asking us to share it with the partnershipseeker. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the content posted by you on or through the Website or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, (ii) the posting and use of your content on or through the Website does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person or entity, and (iii) the posting of your content on the Website does not result in a breach of contract between you and a third party. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, damages, and any other monies owed to any person or entity by reason of content you post on or through the Website. You agree to defend and indemnify LIVERIX and its affiliates from any claims resulting from any content or materials you provide hereunder. If you wish to revoke your license grant for any such content, please send a certified letter of request to the postal address listed above with a copy of your passport or national identity card (for identity verification purposes) and request removal of such content. Your certified letter of request must include (a) the signature of the applicable rights holder for such content or a person authorized to act on behalf of the rights holder; (b) identification of the content for which the license is to be revoked and information reasonably sufficient to allow LIVERIX to locate and remove the content on the Website; (c) your name, address, telephone number, and email address; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that you are the rights holder or authorized by the rights holder to revoke the license for the designated content; and (e) a statement that the information in the request is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the rights holder or are authorized to act on behalf of the rights holder with respect to such materials. There may be a charge for answering and executing such a request; please contact LIVERIX for more details.

At your discretion, you may provide feedback to LIVERIX concerning the functionality and performance of the Website from time to time, including, without limitation, identifying potential errors, improvements, modifications, bug fixes, or enhancements (“Feedback”). If you, through your evaluation or otherwise, suggests any Feedback, you hereby grant LIVERIX a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple layers of sublicensees) right and license to make, use, sell, sublicense, reproduce, distribute, perform, display, prepare derivative works from and otherwise exploit all such Feedback and materials for any purpose without restriction. You agree that LIVERIX may disclose that Feedback to any third party in any manner and you agree that LIVERIX has the ability to sublicense all Feedback in any form to any third party without restriction. By submitting any Feedback, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place LIVERIX under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Feedback without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Feedback on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your Feedback, LIVERIX does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to LIVERIX, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.

5. Website Rules

You agree not to access (or attempt to access) the Website by any means other than through the interface that is provided by LIVERIX, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with LIVERIX. You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Website (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Website). Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with LIVERIX, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Website for any purpose. You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that LIVERIX has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under this Agreement and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which LIVERIX may suffer) of any such breach.

You agree you shall not transmit to LIVERIX or upload as part of the Website any Harmful Code or use or misappropriate the data on the Website for your own commercial gain. “Harmful Code” shall mean any software (sometimes referred to as “viruses,” “worms,” “trojan horses,” “time bombs,” “time locks,” “drop dead devices,” “traps,” “access codes,” “cancelbots” or “trap door devices”) that: (a) is intentionally designed to damage, disrupt, disable, harm, impair, interfere with, intercept, expropriate or otherwise impede in any manner, any data, storage media, program, system, equipment or communication, based on any event, including for example but not limited to (i) exceeding a number of copies, (ii) exceeding a number of users, (iii) passage of a period of time, (iv) advancement to a particular date or other numeral, or (v) use of a certain feature; or (b) would enable an unauthorized person to cause such result; or (c) would enable an unauthorized person to access another person’s information without such other person’s knowledge and permission. Without limiting the foregoing and by way of example only, users may not:

  • Generate or facilitate unsolicited commercial email (“spam”). Such activity includes, but is not limited to
    • sending messages in violation of the USA CAN-SPAM Act or any other applicable anti-spam law
    • imitating or impersonating another person or his, her or its email address, or creating false accounts for the purpose of sending spam
    • data mining any LIVERIX property to find contact information
    • sending messages to users who have asked not to be contacted
    • selling, exchanging or distributing to a third party the contact information of any person without such person’s knowing and continued consent to such disclosure
  • Send, upload, distribute or disseminate or offer to do the same with respect to any unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, infringing, obscene, or otherwise objectionable content
  • Intentionally distribute viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a destructive or deceptive nature
  • Conduct or forward pyramid schemes and the like
  • Transmit content that may be harmful to minors
  • Impersonate another person (via the use of an email address or otherwise) or otherwise misrepresent yourself or the source of any email
  • Illegally transmit another’s intellectual property or other proprietary information without such owner’s or licensor’s permission
  • Use the Website to violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
  • Promote or encourage illegal activity
  • Interfere with other LIVERIX users’ enjoyment of the Website
  • Create multiple user accounts in connection with any violation of the Agreement or create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses
  • Sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit for any unauthorized commercial purpose or transfer any LIVERIX account
  • Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Website
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Website
  • Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Website without LIVERIX’s explicit permission
  • Contact other LIVERIX users about multi-level marketing (MLM) programs, partnerships that require payment to start, and any topics LIVERIX considers detrimental to its users
  • Create multiple LIVERIX accounts without permission
  • Bypass any limitations or suspensions of functionality
  • Provide false information in the course of using the Website

LIVERIX reserves the right to use the content of messages or material sent through or to the Website or LIVERIX to prevent potentially illegal activities and activities that are detrimental to other users. LIVERIX reserves the right to use a variety of methods to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.

6. Registration – Email Address Provision

Some areas of the Website require you to register or provide an email address. If you register, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your email address) and (b) be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password and not transfer or resell your use of or access to the Website to any third party. LIVERIX is not responsible and disclaims all liability if your email is used improperly and falsely by a third party.

We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to terminate users, reclaim usernames or URLs.

7. Change In Service and Terms

LIVERIX may modify or terminate the Website from time to time, for any reason, and without notice. LIVERIX reserves the right to modify this Agreement from time to time without notice so check back often to review this Agreement.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties

LIVERIX disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or material displayed in the LIVERIX results or posted on the Website by LIVERIX or third parties. LIVERIX disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material. LIVERIX disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Website or on other sites on the Internet accessed through the Website. Under no circumstances shall LIVERIX be liable to you or any user on account of that user’s use or misuse of or reliance on the LIVERIX Website.

THE WEBSITE, AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, USER CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. LIVERIX AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. LIVERIX AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE LIVERIX SERVICES. LIVERIX AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. LIVERIX AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED BY LIVERIX.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIAL OR DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.

9. Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL LIVERIX OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER’S USE OR MISUSE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE, ARISING FROM ANY CLAIM RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INDEMNITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF LIVERIX OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE, FROM RELIANCE OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY INFORMATION POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF WEBSITE (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES). THIS LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE. THIS LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL FURTHER APPLY WITH RESPECT TO THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR MERCHANDISE THAT APPEARS ON, OR IS LINKED OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO, THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall LIVERIX or its licensors be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.

10. Claims of Infringement

U.S. Copyright Infringement.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by LIVERIX infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information as required by 17 USC. § 512(c)(3)(A): (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow LIVERIX to locate the material on the site; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send LIVERIX a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Website should be sent to LIVERIX, Lange Strasse 31, 32051 Herford, Germany. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.

Other Claims of Infringement.

For claims of infringement that do not involve US copyrights, please contact us via our Website contact form.

11. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

This Agreement and any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement (“Dispute”) will be governed as to all matters, including, but not limited to the validity, construction and performance of this Agreement, by and under the laws of Germany, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles thereof. Any and all actions, lawsuits, or other legal proceedings related to such Dispute shall be filed only in the federal or state courts located in Herford, Germany. Each of the Parties hereby consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in Herford, Germany.

12. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of this Agreement will be effective only if in writing and signed by LIVERIX. This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with LIVERIX in connection with the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and LIVERIX concerning the Website. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

By using the Website, you signify your assent to this Agreement and agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations, copyright laws and other laws regarding intellectual property. The materials on the Website are provided with “Restricted Rights.” Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Use of the materials by the Government constitutes acknowledgment of LIVERIX’s proprietary rights in them.

You understand and acknowledge that LIVERIX or its licensors owns all right title and interest to the Website and all proprietary rights associated therewith. LIVERIX reserves all rights not specifically granted herein. You shall not modify any copyright notices, proprietary legends, any trademark and service mark attributions, any patent markings, and other indicia of ownership on the materials accessed through the Website other than your content. Any use of materials or descriptions; any derivative use of the Website or its materials; and any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools is strictly prohibited. In no event shall the user frame any portion of the Website or any materials contained therein.

Change of Address: If you change your billing address from an address within the United States to an address outside the United States, or from an address outside of the United States to an address inside the United States, you will continue to be under contract with the same LIVERIX party for the remainder of the month in which you made the change. At the next month, your contract will be with the LIVERIX party identified in the first paragraph of this Agreement.

Any notices to LIVERIX must be sent to the applicable LIVERIX entity identified in the first paragraph of this Agreement via certified first class or air mail or overnight courier, are deemed given upon receipt, and must reference the Program that is the subject of the notice. Notice to you may be effected by sending email to the email address specified in your account, or by posting a message to your account interface, and is deemed received when sent (for email) or no more than fifteen (15) days after having been posted.

You may not assign or delegate any of your rights or obligations hereunder without LIVERIX’s prior written consent and any such attempt is void. LIVERIX may freely assign or delegate its rights and obligations hereunder without notice to you. LIVERIX and you and LIVERIX Partners are not legal partners or agents, but are independent contractors.

USE OF SERVICES BY MINORS

The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Services.

B. Fraudulent Activities

Scam and fraudulent activities are a serious danger for any business and investment case. LIVERIX is not responsible for any damage resulting from fraudulent activities in any case. If we get notice from such activities we will disable as soon as possible the fraudulent account. Fraudulent Premium Members will not get any refund of their premium membership fees.

C. Scam Warning Notice

LIVERIX is an open system with thousands of global members doing serious business. It happens from time to time that criminals try to contact you offering scam and fraud attempts.

We try eliminate those people as fast as possible. But you should know how to detect fraud and scam on your own and learn how to protect yourself.

Fraud and scam comes in many forms, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from the crime:

Some scammers promise to invest in your business but ask for an huge amount of money before investing (e.g. $10,000). A serious investor will never ever request this!

Be careful about investors who offer large amounts of money (e.g. $100,000) and use mail providers such as gmail or yahoo. Any serious investor or investor group has an own website and does not use such free email providers.

A common trick by scammers is to ask for transfer of huge sums of money (e.g. $25,000,000). It's known that no serious person would ever ask somebody unknown for this. You should ignore these emails.

Do not give your business plan to organizations or people before verifying their credentials.

Do not give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number) to organizations or people before verifying their credentials. Many frauds start with a phishing email.

Remember that banks and financial institutions will not send you an email asking you to click on a link and confirm your bank details. Do not trust such emails, even if they look genuine. You can always call your bank using the phone number on a genuine piece of correspondence, website (typed directly into the address bar) or the phone book to check if you’re not sure.

Make sure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall installed. Ensure your browser is set to the highest level of security notification and monitoring to prevent malware issues and computer crimes.

Be extremely wary of post, phone calls or emails offering you business deals out of the blue. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Always question it.

If you have been a victim of fraud, be aware of fraud recovery fraud. This is when fraudsters pretend to be a lawyer or a law enforcement officer and tell you they can help you recover the money you’ve already lost.

Please take this information serious as it helps you to pick out scammers from serious business partnership requests!

D. Risk Warning Notice

All persons who register as a member on this website should read carefully the following warnings before getting any investment / fund or making any investment.

Your personal decision of the selected investor or business partner

A decision to select a specific investor or business partner is a personal decision by you and that no responsibility for the consequences of that decision is accepted by LIVERIX or by any of its directors, agents, employees or other members. It is your responsibility to proof than your investor or business partner is a trustworthy business person.

For investors: Your personal decision to invest

A decision to invest in a company is a personal decision by you and that no responsibility for the consequences of that decision is accepted by LIVERIX or by any of its directors, agents, employees or other members.

To invest through LIVERIX you need to understand the following important risks:

Losing all of your investment

Investment whether in new or existing businesses carries high risks as well as the possibility of high rewards. Accordingly each investor should consider very carefully whether such investments are suitable in the light of personal circumstances and commitments and the financial resources available to each Investor. LIVERIX does not promise any return on investment nor that the value of any investment will be maintained. Engaging in any investment activity may expose you to a significant risk of losing all of your investment.

Most of the investee companies which are listed on LIVERIX are new companies with limited, if any track record. These companies will provide information such as their business plan and financial forecasts. Please be warned that these documents are not guarantees that the relevant company can achieve what it is hoping to do. Equally the information provided may state certain facts and statements, and again, please be warned that LIVERIX is not responsible for checking the accuracy of these facts and statements (which may not always prove to be true or complete).

If a company you invest in fails, neither the company – nor LIVERIX – will pay back your investment.

No established market – lack of liquidity

As an investor you should be aware that no established market exists for the trading of shares in private companies (which are what the companies are which are listed on the LIVERIX Website), and such shares are not easily realisable. It must be appreciated that there could be difficulty in selling such investments at a reasonable price and, in some circumstances, it may be difficult to sell them at any price.

Lack of dividends

The companies pitching on LIVERIX can be early stage companies, and these companies will rarely pay dividends to their investors. This means that you are unlikely to see a return on your investment until you are able to sell your shares. Profits are generally re-invested into the company to fund growth. Companies have no obligation to pay shareholder dividends.

Possibility of dilution

All companies who pitch through LIVERIX offer Ordinary Shares, which include pre-emption rights that protect an investor from dilution. Companies must give shareholders the opportunity to buy additional shares during a subsequent fundraising round so that they can maintain or preserve their shareholding. Dilution affects shareholders who do not buy any of the new shares being issued. As a result an existing shareholder's proportionate shareholding of the company is reduced, or ‘diluted’. This has an effect on a number of things, including voting, dividends and value of shareholdings.

The need for diversification

Diversification by spreading your money across multiple investments will reduce risk. Investors should only invest a proportion of their available investment funds due to the high risks involved.

Tax reliefs and savings may not materialise

LIVERIX does not guarantee that Enterprise Investment Scheme ("EIS") tax relief, SEED EIS tax relief or any other type of tax relief shall apply in respect of any investments made by you as an investor in companies via the LIVERIX Website. LIVERIX recommends that you take your own tax advice on any investments which you make via the LIVERIX Website.

E. Privacy Policy

LIVERIX has created this Privacy Policy in order to disclose its use of personal data you give to LIVERIX when you access or use LIVERIX’s online and/or mobile services, web sites, and software provided on or in connection with the services or web sites (collectively, the “Website”). This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 13, 2014. You may contact LIVERIX, Dr. Schneider - Online Marketing, Lange Strasse 31, 32051 Herford, Germany. Or you can reach either company via our Website contact form.

This Privacy Policy covers only data collected through the Website and not any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data collection practices of other web pages to which we link or data that we or our subsidiaries collect offline or through web sites, products, or services that do not display a direct link to this Privacy Policy. Occasionally, we may refer to this Privacy Policy in notices and consent requests related to special-purpose web pages, for example, if we invite you to submit ideas to improve the Website; under such circumstances, this Privacy Policy applies as modified in the particular notice or consent request (e.g., with respect to types of data collected or purposes of collection).

1. Information Collected and Utilized

When you request information, subscribe for a service, register as a user, participate in a survey, post a rating or review, post a question or answer, post a resume, upload content or otherwise actively send us data on our Website, we usually collect data including, but not limited to, user name, password, first and last name, email address, street address, gender, occupation, interests, messages you send to users and any other data included in a submitted profile or resume. In connection with chargeable services, we will also collect payment information (e.g., credit card number and related verification information). In each such instance, you will know what data we collect through the Website, because you actively submit it.

As part of the standard operation of the Website, LIVERIX will automatically collect information from your computer or mobile device, including, but not limited to, your browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the site, and if you are accessing our site with your mobile device, type of mobile device. In addition we may record actions taken on the Website including, but not limited to, date and times of use, clicks, page views, the amount of time you spend on each page, and search queries. LIVERIX reserves the right to match your IP address or other information with other information about you in any way permitted by applicable law. LIVERIX will store this information on its equipment or the equipment of third parties that it has a relationship with for that purpose.

If you access or use the Website on your mobile telephone or other mobile device, including tablets, we collect mobile device identifiers, including MAC Address, and IP Address. LIVERIX may create and assign to your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. We may collect the name you have associated with your device, device type, telephone number, country, and any other information you choose to provide, such as user name, geo-location or e-mail address. We may also access your contacts to enable you to invite friends to join you in the Website.

2. Uses of Information

When you submit information to LIVERIX, this information will be used for the purposes set forth in Paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Privacy Policy. LIVERIX uses this information and information generated when you use our Website, including but not limited to your resume, your posted reviews, searches, clicks, taps, web sites and web pages you visit through our mobile software (including third party web sites and web pages), partnership applications, messages and postings to provide our services and features to you, to provide your information to employers that may be interested in contacting you, to provide employer information to you and to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. If you are located in the USA, LIVERIX may also share your personal information, such as your email address, with third party websites and/or social networking sites in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you. If you would like to opt-out of receiving advertisements, please send an email to opt-out @ LIVERIX.com. (remove spaces when sending email)

LIVERIX may also use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities and activities that are detrimental to you or other users. LIVERIX may investigate and disclose information from or about you or your use of LIVERIX if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the use of the Website; or (c) protects our rights, reputation, property, safety, or that of the public. We may use a variety of methods to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users. We provide email proxy and relay services to the users of our LIVERIX products, including: LIVERIX Resume, LIVERIX Apply, and Post a partnership; we monitor and review those messages in order to prevent fraud, reduce unwanted mail, and provide quality control.

We may use other companies, including other members of the LIVERIX corporate group and third parties, to perform services necessary to our operations. In the course of providing these services, those companies may have access to your personal information and such information may be transferred overseas. By contractual agreement, those companies must treat your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. However, we will not be liable (to the fullest extent permitted by law) for any damages that may result from the misuse of your personal information by these companies. LIVERIX may use your IP address and mobile device information to help diagnose problems with LIVERIX’s service and to administer LIVERIX’s site. Your IP address and mobile device information may also be used to help identify you, your location, and your online profile and to gather broad demographic information (such as country of origin). LIVERIX may maintain (as permitted by applicable law) your data following your termination of your relationship with LIVERIX. LIVERIX may delete your user data as permitted by applicable law. If you provide credit, debit or other payment card and related details to us in order to make a payment, LIVERIX will use those details only for the purpose of processing the payment. LIVERIX may also aggregate your data with other data, for the purposes set forth above.

3. Contact and Resume Information

When you give LIVERIX contact information (such as your name and email address) and demographic information, you agree that LIVERIX may utilize this information as set forth herein. You agree that LIVERIX may, as part of its services to you, communicate with you, or initiate communication with you on behalf of a 3rd party, through your LIVERIX account or through other means made available through your contact information such as email, phone, or postal mail. If and to the extent permitted by applicable law, LIVERIX, or its designated third party partners, may also use your contact information to (i) send you partnership alerts; (ii) create an account; (iii) send you information about LIVERIX; and, (iv) if you are located in the USA, send you promotional material from some of LIVERIX’s partners. LIVERIX may use demographic and/or profile data to tailor your experience on LIVERIX’s site, show you content that LIVERIX thinks you may be interested in, and display content according to your preferences. Your personal information gets placed on the LIVERIX Website when you upload or edit a resume. To the extent you upload a resume or edit it, and subject to your Privacy Settings, you are making the resume, your name and other personal information that you place on your resume available to third parties who may be interested in you as an employee, search engines, or to the general public by posting your personal information on the internet. This may be crawled by, and displayed through, search engines when someone searches for your name. This means that third parties can view the personal information contained in your resume and you may receive unsolicited contact from parties unaffiliated with LIVERIX and for whom LIVERIX has no responsibility. If you do not want your personal information posted on the Website, you should not upload it. You may opt-out of this feature by editing your Privacy Settings; however, LIVERIX does not warrant how often third-party search engines will update their caches, which may contain old public resume information. LIVERIX reserves the right to charge third parties a fee for accessing your information as part of LIVERIX’s services. At your direction, LIVERIX may also send your resume to third parties if you choose to apply for a partnership listing.

4. Consent

LIVERIX offers any user the choice to utilize the LIVERIX website. If you create a resume on, upload your resume to or apply to a partnership through or otherwise use the LIVERIX website, you are specifically consenting to the use of any personal information you have provided to LIVERIX as set forth herein and in the Terms of Service.

5. Security

The Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under LIVERIX’s control. LIVERIX uses SSL encryption, access control policies, anti-virus programs and firewalls to protect information under our control. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. In addition, please note that emails, messages sent via your web browser, and other similar means of communication with other users are not encrypted. We strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Therefore, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its security.

6. Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Please see our cookie policy for further information regarding LIVERIX’s use of Cookies.

7. Links

LIVERIX may create links to other web sites. When you click on links on LIVERIX you may leave our Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.

8. Amendments

LIVERIX may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If LIVERIX is going to use personally identifiable information collected through LIVERIX’s site in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection LIVERIX will notify users via email and/or by posting a notice on LIVERIX’s Website for 30 days prior to such use or by other means as required by law.

9. Assignment

If there is a change of ownership or control in LIVERIX’s business (whether by merger, sale, or otherwise) or if there is an asset sale, the user information, including your personal information, could be disclosed as part of such a process and / or sold as part of that transaction and your personally identifying information potentially could be used by the purchaser. However, if that business materially changes this statement or the information-handling practices as described in this Privacy Policy, you will be notified by email and/or through a notice posted on the website, and you may opt-out of the use of your existing information in a new manner. This Privacy Policy inures to the benefit of any successors or assigns of LIVERIX or the assets of LIVERIX.

10. Safe Harbor for EU Residents

LIVERIX complies with the US-EU/Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Economic Area member countries and Switzerland. If you are located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, LIVERIX is the data controller responsible for your information. LIVERIX receives data from LIVERIX as a data processor and has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification page, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

11. Accessing Personal Data for EU Residents

Residents of the European Economic Area and Switzerland have a right of access to their data. If you wish to access such data, please send a certified letter to the above address with a copy of your passport or national identity card (for identity verification purposes) and the same will be provided to you. There may be a charge for such a request (which will not be higher than applicable law permits). European Economic Area and Switzerland residents also have a right, if their personal data is inaccurate, of rectification, erasure or blocking of such inaccurate personal data. You may edit your resume free of charge (if there is an inaccuracy or otherwise), by following procedures set forth on the LIVERIX Website. If your personal data is inaccurate, you may alternatively request LIVERIX to rectify, erase or block the data by sending a certified letter, with a copy of your passport or national identity card (for identity verification purposes), to the above address with the exact nature of the requested action.

12. Do Not Track Requests

We do not respond to the browser “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal if enabled by the user in their web browser. When we set or read cookies on non-LIVERIX sites that have integrated our partnership search and display features, we do so in order to provide a personalized partnership search experience to users on those sites. We do not share any information about your use of LIVERIX with those third-parties. When third-parties that we have integrated into LIVERIX sites (as described in the LIVERIX Cookie Policy) set or read their own third-party cookies, they may or may not respond to the DNT signal.

F. Cookie Policy

By using or accessing the Website, you are consenting to LIVERIX’s use of Cookies as follows:

This policy helps to explain the occasions when and why cookies may be sent to visitors to the Website (referred to in this policy as “we”, “us” or “our”). “Cookies” are text-only pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive or other web site-browsing equipment for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the Website to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Like most web sites, we use cookies for a variety of purposes in order to improve your online experience, for analytics and for marketing, but specifically we use Cookies on the Website for the following purposes:

  1. Analytical Purposes: We use Cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the Website. For example, using Cookies we can look at aggregate patterns like the average number of job searches that users perform. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the Website.
  2. Your Preferences: We use Cookies to store certain user preferences on our Website. For example, we may store the recent searches you have performed in a Cookie so that we can allow you to easily repeat those searches when you return to our Website.
  3. Marketing: We use Cookies from third-party partners such as Google for marketing purposes. These Cookies allow us to display LIVERIX promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet.
  4. Referral Tracking: We use Cookies to associate user activity with the third party web site that referred the user to our Website. These third-party partner web sites receive credit for the activity of users they refer to our Website. We do not share any personal information or information about individual user activities with these partner entities.

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Website.

Persistent Cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). When we use session cookies to track the total number of visitors to our Website, this is done on an anonymous aggregate basis (as cookies do not in themselves carry any personal data). We may also employ cookies so that we remember your computer when it is used to return to the Website to help customize your LIVERIX web experience. We may associate personal information with a cookie file in those instances. Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  1. Open ‘Windows Explorer’
  2. Click on the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar
  3. Type “cookie” into the search box for ‘Folders and Files’
  4. Select ‘My Computer’ in the ‘Look In’ box
  5. Click ‘Search Now’
  6. Double click on the folders that are found
  7. ‘Select’ any cookie file
  8. Hit the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select “cookies” in the “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this web site.

LIVERIX uses the AdWords and Remarketing Lists features of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers. LIVERIX and Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Website. This means that vendors including Google will display LIVERIX promotional material on other sites you visit across the Internet.

You may opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers including AdWords and opt-out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager. To provide web site visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.

Google Analytics Disclaimer

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google AdSense Disclaimer

This website uses Google Adsense, a Web-advertising-service of Google Inc., United States (“Google”). Google Adsense uses “cookies” (text files) that are stored on your computer and allows an analysis of the use of thiswebsite by you.

Google Adsense also uses so-called “Web Beacons” (small invisible images) to gather information. Through the use of Web beacons simple actions such as the visitor traffic to the website can be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and/or Web Beacon is information about your use of this site, including your IP address and will be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site in order to show and compile reports on website activity and ads for website operators and providing other services with website and internet related services. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You canavoid storing cookies on your hard drive and the display of Web Beacons by choosing to accept in your browser settings, “cookies” (in MS Internet Explorer under “Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings”, in Firefox under Tools> Settings> Privacy> Cookies), we would point out however that this may prevent you from using all the features of this website.

By using this site you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described, and agree to the aforementioned purpose.

Changes To Our Cookie Policy

From time to time, it may be necessary for us to change this cookie policy. We suggest that you check here periodically for any changes.