Disclaimer, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy & Intellectual Property Policy for InventionCity.com and other websites owned and operated by Invention City, Inc.

As a visitor to www.InventionCity.com (the “Site”) and other websites owned and/or operated by Invention City, Inc., you agree to the Conditions of Use posted here. If you do not agree to the following Conditions of Use, please exit the site.

Notice to EU Individuals: this Privacy Statement and its enumerated policies are intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) and provide appropriate protection and care with respect to the treatment of your user information in accordance with the GDPR.  If you are located in the EU, you will also be asked to provide clear and unequivocal affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies.

I. Company

II. Disclaimer & Terms of Use

III. Disclaimer for Ads

IV. Privacy Policy

V. Copyright

VI. Invention City Community ("Inventor Registry")

VII. Dispute Resolution

VIII. GDPR Compliance

I. Company and Contact Information

Invention City, Inc. is a Massachusetts corporation

Mail: PO Box 493, East Orleans, MA 02643

Telephone: 508-255-5227

Website: www.InventionCity.com

Email: info@InventionCity.com

In this Agreement the terms “Invention City, Inc.”  “InventionCity®”, InventionCity.com “www.InventionCity.com” “Invention City” “ICity” “I-City” “Company” “we” “us” or “our” all refer to Invention City, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation and all other websites owned and/or operated by Invention City (the "Site" and "Websites")

II. Disclaimer & Terms of Use

The Websites are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. Invention City will not be liable for any damages or loss of any kind arising from the use of this site. The information appearing at InventionCity.com is for informational purposes only. Although Invention City editors and contributors seek to be accurate; errors are inevitable and may appear in numerous places. Users should consult multiple sources and rely upon their own judgments and observations in evaluating business opportunities, patents, trademarks, service providers and the like. The links on this website are provided for convenience only, and do not constitute an endorsement or warranty by Invention City of that site or any product, service or other material offered on that site.

Invention City grants you a limited license to access and make personal use only of the website InventionCity.com and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express prior written consent of Invention City. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site, its contents or part thereof.

Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Invention City. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to any page at a Invention City website so long as the link does not portray Invention City, its advertisers or affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter; the link may not imply sponsorship or endorsement from Invention City.

Invention City has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Invention City takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

III. Disclaimer for Advertisements Listings, Links and References

All ads listings, links and referrals are subject in all applicable ways to current rules and regulations including GDPR compliance distinct from Invention City. Invention City is not responsible for the information contained in the ads, listings links and references that appear on its web pages. Ad/listing information is supplied by third parties and may be subject to errors in copying and transcription by Invention City. Liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error, and in no event shall Invention City's liability for your use of advertising services exceed the amount you paid for the use of such services. Invention City reserves the right to edit, reclassify, revise, or cancel any advertisement at any time. Rates, terms and specifications may change without notice. Invention City does not knowingly accept advertising that discriminates or intends to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status. Invention City is not liable for errors or omissions.

Please tell Invention City about any extraordinary (good or bad) experiences you may have with any advertiser by sending an email to: info@InventionCity.com .

IV. Privacy

This Privacy Statement covers inventioncity.com and any other website operated by Invention City (“Site). While you may encounter links on the Site to other websites, such as those relating to our third party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners, please note that these websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement (unless otherwise noted on such site, which may be the case if, for example, the site is also owned and operated by Invention City).

This Privacy Statement does not apply to the activities of Invention City third party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners that may collect your user information while accessing or using such third party's services in connection with your use of our Site (e.g. social media and sharing services). The privacy and information practices of those third parties are not covered by this Privacy Statement. To learn more about such third party policies, we encourage you to read and review the privacy statements of each third party service that you may choose to use in connection with the Site. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by us.

As a general reminder, please think carefully before you decide to put anything on the internet. For example, if you voluntarily disclose user information in chat areas or bulletin boards (e.g., comments sections), that information could be seen and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information or other user information you may choose to submit in these public forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please contact us as provided below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove personal information voluntarily disclosed by you in such forums for legal retention purposes or technical limitations (e.g., the data may not be searchable), in which case, we will notify you if we are unable to do so.

Gathering of Information
We collect user information when you use the Site. Sometimes you may submit
it to us yourself, other times it may be collected automatically. You can manage and change your preferences as outlined below.

Information Collected When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of manners. As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered, but may include, among other things, your name, email address, and other information that you knowingly, voluntarily andexplicitly submit (e.g., when setting up an account or submitting a form or application on the Site, you may submit your contact information, social media account handles, and/or professional information), information automatically collected about your usage of the Site (e.g., the content that you choose to view), and information about you that our third party partners may share with us if such third party partners have previously received your consent to do so.

Voluntary Submission
Invention City may collect user information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, when you register to become a member of the Site or register for a Invention City-produced live event. You may also provide information to Invention City in other contexts, including, for example, in an invention submission, request for quotation on services, or product purchase. In the event you order something from the Site or one of our co-branded websites, we may request additional personal information, such as your address, telephone number and credit card information, in order to complete the purchase. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. When you provide information to Invention City in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information. We also supplement the data you provide to us with data from data append services such as public or social graph data in order to better serve you with content or promotions.

Directly Submitted Information
Invention City is the sole owner of the information collected directly at www.InventionCity.com. We will not sell or rent this information, nor will we share it in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Invention City may collect information from users at several different points at its website.

V. Confidential Information

Forms provided at the Site InventionCity.com are provided "as is" and subject to terms that are specific to each form. Users should understand that information provided on a form is NOT confidential unless the form specifically provides a link to the Invention City Confidentiality Agreement and is accompanied by a user acknowledgment of that Confidentiality Agreement.

Registration

In order to use some features of the Websites, a user must first complete a registration form. All registrants must be over the age of 18. During registration a user may be required, with explicit consent, to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. It may be required for certain Website features to function properly, for personalization features, to properly credit affiliates who have referred the user to our site and to receive credit from advertisers for users we refer to them. By accepting and retaining this cookie, the user is allowing our site and affiliated sites to retain some account information.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Sharing

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We regularly partner with other outside parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, or becomes a customer of the company, with the user’s express permission with the names of the companies we will disclose to told to the user in advance , we may/will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services (athough Invention City neither monitors or warranties such).

Links

The Websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Invention City is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by InventionCity® .

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site may request information in conjunction with user contests. Participation in these contests is completely voluntary and restricted to adults over the age of 18 – a user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with Invention City.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done by sending changes via e-mail to info@InventionCity.com .

Choice/Opt-In/Opt-Out

Users wishing to receive promotional materials and newsletters will be given the opportunity to 'opt-in'. If you change your mind and wish to later opt out, you may do so by sending a request to be removed from the mailing list via e-mail to info@InventionCity.com (Subject: E-mail opt-out) or by sending a request via mail to:

Email Opt-Out

INVENTION CITY

P.O. Box 493

East Orleans, MA 02643

Notification of Changes

If we change our privacy policy, those changes may be accessed via a link at the bottom of our Site pages: http://InventionCity.com so our users have the opportunity to be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we wish to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will seek explicit permission from users via email. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Legal Disclaimer

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Invention City.

V. Copyright and Trademark

All images (except where noted), website design elements, text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, other content, the presentation, selection and arrangement thereof, and all software and the algorithm for the Inventicator™ are Copyright 2004-2018, Invention City, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Except as otherwise noted, the information and/or software within and available through this website (including, but not limited to, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, and all such material collectively, the "Materials") are the exclusive property of Invention City or its licensors. All Materials are copyrighted and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Other than as otherwise described herein, they may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, downloaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without prior written permission from Invention City. Except as expressly provided herein, Invention City grants no express or implied rights to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, trade secret information, or fair use. If you would like to reproduce or distribute any of the Materials you find on our site in any manner other than that described in this agreement, please contact us.

Invention City grants you the permission to view using an Internet browser. This means that you may download one (1) copy of the Materials on a single computer for your personal, non-commercial internal use only. This is a license, not a transfer of title, and is subject to the following restrictions: you may not (a) modify the Materials or use them for any commercial purpose, or any other public display, performance, sale, or rental; (b) utilize the decimal lat/long coordinates for commercial redistribution either electronically or in print; (c) remove any copyright notice or other proprietary notices from the Materials; (d) transfer the materials to another person. You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials.

If you believe that your work has been copied improperly please notify us at info@InventionCity.com

Invention City® is a registered trademark of Invention City, Inc. US # 78872583. Other trademarks, service marks, trade names and company logos referenced are the property of their respective owners.

VI. Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality

Inventors submitting inventions for review ("Submission") agree to the Confidentiality Agreement here. The Confidentiality Agreement may change from time to time. The Agreement in place at the time of Submission is effective for that particular Submission. In all circumstances users are responsible for the information they disclose ("Disclosure"). Invention City, Inc. does not require Disclosure and any Disclosure is made at the discretion of the user; the obligations of Invention City, Inc. and the resolution of any and all disputes that may result from Disclosure are defined and guided solely by the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement.

VII. Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution

By visiting InventionCity.com, you agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Invention City or its affiliates. Any dispute relating in any way to using a Invention City website or to products or services purchased through InventionCity® shall be submitted first to mediation in Barnstable Massachusetts and if not resolved then to binding arbitration in Barnstable, Massachusetts, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate intellectual property rights owned or used under license by Invention City, Invention City may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

VIII. GDPR Compliance

Your user information may be transferred to other countries in connection with your use of the Site. If you access or use the Site outside of the United States, your user information will be transferred to our servers in the United States.

Invention City is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Invention City complies with requirements for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions with respect to personal data received or transferred. Invention City is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Invention City may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Copyright © 2018 Invention City, Inc. All rights reserved.  

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