Terms of Service

SILICONBEACHLA.COM TERMS OF SERVICE
1. Introduction
Welcome to SiliconBeachLA.com, the official website of Silicon Beach LA Inc., a community network for startups. This document constitutes a legally-binding agreement (“Agreement”) governing our terms of service to you. Throughout this document, the words “SiliconBeachLA,” “SiliconBeachLA.com,” “SiliconBeachLA, Inc.” “us,” “we,” and “our,” refer to us, Silicon Beach LA Inc., or our website, SiliconBeachLA.com (the “Site” and any associated “Service(s)”), as is appropriate in the context of the use of the words. Likewise, the words “you”, “user” and “your” refer to you, the person who is being presented with this document for your agreement.
Your ability to submit or transmit any information, including but not limited to photos, text, videos, scripts and messages through our Site or Service will be referred to as “content” within this Agreement.
By using or accessing our Site and using any of our Services, you acknowledge and agree to these terms and agree to be bound by this Agreement and the Privacy Policy. We may amend our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy from time to time, we will notify you of these changes to our policy. In order to continue using our Site and Service you must agree to all such changes.

If you do not agree to the Terms of Service or the Privacy Policy please stop using our Site and Service immediately. Users of our Service must be 18 years or older.
2. Description of Service
SiliconBeachLA is an online community resource for anyone interested in the tech and startup community in Los Angeles. Additionally, we offer information resources, events, merchandise and videos through our Site and Service.
3. User Accounts
You may visit and use parts of our Site and Service without registering. However, in order to take full advantage of our Site and any of our Services, you’ll need to sign up for an account. When creating an account we will collect your name, email and telephone number. We may also collect information about your interests, your company information and position, and allow you to share information through third party social media. If you decide not to register with our Site, you are still bound by this Agreement.

4. The Public Display of Your Content on SiliconBeachLA
When submitting any content to us, you understand that this content may be viewable by the public or other users. Any content you submit to us must be legal, tasteful, and up to community standards.
5. Community Rules
You are responsible for your use of SiliconBeachLA, and for any use of SiliconBeachLA using your account.
1. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
2. You agree that your encounters with any third parties at any of our sponsored events are at your own risk;
3. You agree to act in a respectful and courteous manner at all times while using our Site and Service;
4. You agree that you are solely responsible for any encounters with third parties encountered through our Site and Service or at our events;
5. You agree that any SiliconBeachLA events attended by you are at your own risk;
6. You agree not to speak hatefully, stalk or otherwise harass other users;
7. You agree not to misappropriate any of our intellectual property;
8. You agree not to violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to SiliconBeachLA;
9. You agree not to collect or store personal information about other end users;
10. You agree not to interfere with or disrupt SiliconBeachLA;
11. You agree not to hack, spam or phish us or other users;
12. You agree to provide truthful and accurate content;
13. You agree to not violate any law or regulation and you are solely responsible for such violations;
14. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, reverse engineer, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right to the technology or software underlying our Sites or any of our Services;
15. You agree not to cause or aid in the cause of the destruction, manipulation, removal, disabling, or impairment of any portion of our website, including the de-indexing or de-caching of any portion of our website from a thirty party’s website, such as by requesting its removal from a search engine;
16. You are expressly prohibited from accessing SiliconBeachLA through a virtual private network or by proxy.

We may suspend or revoke your access if you fail to abide by these rules or at our discretion.
6. Disclaimer
Although we strive to encourage the dissemination of quality information on our Site through voluntary editorial control and other features, we cannot provide any assurances that all postings are accurate or that you will have the results desired. For example, it is possible that people may post incorrect information, post inaccurate or discontinued offers, or fail to disclose all of the information required to use any third party service. Additionally, we are not responsible for your use of any information on our Site. Even if we post material, you agree that you will not hold us liable for any damages that may be incurred as a result of reliance on what we published.
Additionally, through SiliconBeachLA you may have access to events hosted or sponsored by us. Please be aware that we do not guarantee your safety or security at any events hosted by us. Attending any SiliconBeachLA event or any encounters with any third parties at a SilconBeachLA event is at your own risk.
7. Access to Our Service and Limited License
Our Site and Service are provided “as-is”. We may at our discretion and without notice to you change, modify, interrupt or terminate our Site and Service. You agree that our Service may not always be error free, continuous or undisrupted.
Once you have registered for an account, you will be able to post information, connect with other users, and submit content to SiliconBeachLA. We grant you a revocable, non-exclusive license to access our Site and to use any of our Services. This license grant is subject to compliance with our Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. We may terminate your ability to access our Site and Service if you breach either agreement. We also reserve the right to terminate your access to SiliconBeachLA at any time without explanation. Any failure by us to terminate your access does not act as a waiver of your conduct.
You agree not to distribute any content found on our Site and Service without our prior written authorization, unless such distribution is through functionality offered by our Service. You agree not to access content through any technology or means other than through our Site or Service or otherwise authorized by us.
8. Your Posting on SiliconBeachLA
When submitting any information please ensure that such information is accurate. We are not required to host, display, or distribute any of your posts and we may refuse to accept or transmit any content or delete your content from SiliconBeachLA at any time. You understand that when using the SiliconBeachLA Service you may be exposed to content from a variety of sources, and that SiliconBeachLA is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such posts, and that such posts are not the responsibility of SiliconBeachLA.
You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against SiliconBeachLA with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold SiliconBeachLA, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.
9. Our Copyright
You agree not to copy, distribute, display, disseminate, or otherwise reproduce any of the information on our Service without our prior written permission. This includes, but is not limited to, a prohibition on aggregating, streaming, copying, or otherwise reproducing any content found on SiliconBeachLA including our layout, arrangements, or our content. Your copying not only has the potential to affect certain copyrights that we may hold in the arrangement of our data or designs, but may also infringe on a third party’s copyright. You agree that this section limits your rights more than the simple application of intellectual property law would, and constitutes a contractual obligation binding to you beyond the applicable intellectual property laws.
10. Your Copyright
Any content submitted by you will be owned by you. However, you agree to grant SiliconBeachLA and its affiliates, representatives and assigns a non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free, world-wide, universal, transferable license to display, publicly perform, distribute, store, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, modify, prepare derivative works and otherwise use and reuse all or part of your content and anything we may make with your content through SiliconBeachLA or any other medium currently invented or invented in the future. We reserve the right to display advertisements and to use your content to advertise and promote SiliconBeachLA. The foregoing license granted by you terminates once you remove your content from our Site
11. Trademarks
Silicon Beach LA is a trademark used by us, Silicon Beach LA Inc., to uniquely identify our website, services, and other business interests. You agree not to use this phrase anywhere without our prior written consent. Additionally, you agree not to use our trade dress, or copy the look and feel of our website or its design, without our prior written consent. You agree that this paragraph goes beyond the governing law on intellectual property law, and includes prohibitions on any competition that violates the provisions of this paragraph.
12. Revocation of Consent
Where SiliconBeachLA Inc., has given prior written consent for your use of our protected material in accordance with our above “Copyright” and “Trademarks” provisions, we may revoke that consent at any time. If we so request, we may require that you immediately take action to remove from circulation, display, publication, or other dissemination, any of the marks, copyrighted content, or other materials that we previously consented for you to use.
13. Payment
After browsing our Site you may be interested in purchasing products and merchandise from us. Our products are hosted through a third party shopping service Shopify. Shopfiy uses PayPal or other payment services to handle the processing of your payments. Please be aware that your payment information will be stored with Shopify or its third party payment processor. We are not responsible for any of your payment information. You must agree with the terms and conditions of Shopify and its third party payment processors before purchasing any of our products or merchandise.
14. Refunds
At SiliconBeachLA we want you to be satisfied with our products. Therefore, we will offer you a full refund for any unused products purchased through our online store.
15. Shipping
As we use Shopify, a third party, to sell and process our merchandise or product orders, shipping is pursuant to the terms set forth by Shopify. Please review and agree to the terms and conditions of Shopify before purchasing any products from our online store.
16. Termination and Cancellation
We may terminate or suspend service or your account or any other provision of services to you at our discretion without explanation and notice. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your SiliconBeachLA account, you are solely responsible for properly cancelling your account by contacting us at [email protected] Cancellation may result in the immediate deletion of your account. However, although your information will be inaccessible, we may keep copies for a commercially reasonable time for legal and internal purposes. Additionally, residual copies may be accessible for a short period of time through a browser cache, we are not responsible for any such residual copies. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
17. DMCA Notices
We take copyright infringement very seriously, and we have registered a Copyright Agent with the United States Copyright Office, which limits our liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please send us a message which contains:
• Your name.
• The name of the party whose copyright has been infringed, if different from your name.
• The name and description of the work that is being infringed.
• The location on our website of the infringing copy.
• A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorised by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law.
• A statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use.
You must sign this notification and send it to our Copyright Agent at:
Attn: SiliconBeachLA.com Copyright Agent
21614 Vicky Ave.
Torrance, CA 90503
United States

[email protected]
If sending the notification by e-mail, an electronic signature is acceptable.
18. Communications Decency Act
Although we strive to enforce respectful discourse at SiliconBeachLA, we respect the rights of our users to speak their mind. As an internet service provider we fall under the Communications Decency Act safeharbor. However, SiliconBeachLA does not approve of defamatory, unlawful or illegal content on our Site and Service and we request that you inform us of any content that violates this Agreement by contacting us at [email protected]
19. Representations and Warranties
OUR SITE OR SERVICE ARE OFFERED “AS-IS”, INCLUDING ANY ERRORS, BUGS OR OTHER TECHNICAL ISSUES. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. OUR SITE OR SERVICE MAY NOT BE FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MAY NOT WORK OR BE APPLICABLE WHERE YOU RESIDE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OF OUR SERVICE OR THAT OUR SERVICE IS NON-INFRINGING. FURTHERMORE, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL MEET ANY REQUIREMENTS OR NEEDS YOU MAY HAVE, THAT THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE OR IN AN UNINTERRUPTED FASHION, THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR SERVICE IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANY PARTICULAR PLATFORM. SILICONBEACHLA IS NOT OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE YOU ACCESS TO OUR SITE AND SERVICE. IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE SITE OR SERVICE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SITE OR SERVICE. IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH ANY PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH OUR SITE AND SERVICE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY, IF ANY, IS THROUGH THIS AGREEMENT.
20. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL SILICON BEACH INC., ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM (I) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, WEBSITE OR OUR SERVICESERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE OR SERVICE OR RESULTING FROM TRANSACTIONS OR ENCOUNTERS WITH THIRD PARTIES USING OUR SERVICE, (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SOFTWARE TO YOU, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, (V) ANY FAILURE OF THE GOODS OR SERVICES OF A THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING ANY FAILURES OR DISRUPTIONS, UNTIMELY DELIVERY, SCHEDULED OR UNSCHEDULED, INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL OR (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN OUR SITE OR SERVICE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF OUR SITE OR SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. IN NO EVENT WILL OUR DIRECT LIABILITY OR THE DIRECT LIABILITY EXCEED $100.00.
For Jurisdictions that do not allow us to limit our liability: Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, if your jurisdiction has provisions specific to waiver or liability that conflict with the above then our liability is limited to the smallest extent possible by law. Specifically, in those jurisdictions not allowed, we do not disclaim liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence or that of any of its officers, employees or agents; or (b) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any liability which it is not lawful to exclude either now or in the future.

IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF A JURISDICTION THAT REQUIRES A SPECIFIC STATEMENT REGARDING RELEASE THEN THE FOLLOWING APPLIES. FOR EXAMPLE, CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS MUST, AS A CONDITION OF THIS AGREEMENT, WAIVE THE APPLICABILITY OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR." YOU HEREBY WAIVE THIS SECTION OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY SIMILAR PROVISION IN LAW, REGULATION, OR CODE THAT HAS THE SAME INTENT OR EFFECT AS THE AFOREMENTIONED RELEASE. YOUR ABILITY TO USE OUR SOFTWARE IS CONTINGENT ON YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THIS AND ALL OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
21. Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SiliconBeachLA, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from:
1. your use of and access to the SiliconBeachLA Service;
2. your violation of any term(s) of this Agreement;
3. your violations of any laws or regulations of the United States;
4. any claim that your actions caused harm or injury to a third party.
You also agree that you have a duty to defend us against such claims and we may require you to pay for an attorney(s) of our choice in such cases. You agree that this indemnity extends to requiring you to pay for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim and you shall be liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.
22. Choice of Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws in force in the State of California. The offer and acceptance of this contract is deemed to have occurred in the State of California.
23. Forum of Dispute
You agree that any dispute arising from or relating to this Agreement will be heard solely by a court of competent jurisdiction within or nearest to Los Angeles, CA.
If you bring a dispute in a manner other than in accordance with this section, you agree that we may move to have it dismissed, and that you will be responsible for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements in doing so.
You agree that the prevailing party in any dispute will be entitled to claim from the unsuccessful party the entire amount of the prevailing party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs, and disbursements in relation to the dispute.
24. Force Majeure
You agree that we are not responsible to you for anything that we may otherwise be responsible for, if it is the result of events beyond our control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, insurrection, riots, terrorism, crime, labor shortages (including lawful and unlawful strikes), embargoes, postal disruption, communication disruption, failure or shortage of infrastructure, shortage of materials, or any other event beyond our control.
25. Severability
In the event that a provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Agreement, or otherwise unenforceable, the Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it.
If two or more provisions of this Agreement are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, Silicon Beach LA Inc., shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.
26. Assignment
You may not assign your rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party without our prior written consent. We may assign our rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party at our discretion.
27. Amendments
We may amend this Agreement from time to time. When we amend this Agreement, we will update this page and indicate the date that it was last modified. We will also require that you accept the changes before being able to continue using our website. You may refuse to agree to the amendments, but if you do, you must immediately cease using our website and our service. You must visit this page each time you come to our website and read and agree to it if the date it was last modified is more recent than the last time you agreed to the Agreement.
28. COPPA Compliance

SiliconBeachLA and its Services may only be used by persons over 18 years and older. If you are under the age of 18 please do not submit any information to us and please stop using our Site and Service immediately.
29. Third Party Links

Our Site may include advertisements and links to third party websites. Please be aware that we have no control over, and are not responsible for, these third party websites or their use of your personal information. We do not endorse, recommend or vouch for the security of such websites. We recommend that you review their terms of service and privacy policies before accessing and using the third party site.
Additionally, users may be able to post third party links through content submitted to our Site. We are not responsible for such links and do not monitor the posting of such links. Please exercise caution when clicking on such links as they may cause harm to your computer.
30. California Users and Residents
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, any questions about pricing, complaints, or inquiries about must be sent to the address on our Site or [email protected] Lastly, California users are also entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.