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Sygn BD - Terms and Conditions

Last updated Apr 2023.

 

This page tells you the terms under which we provide our lead generation and aggregation service (“Sygn BD”) and the terms under which you may use our website at www.sygnbd.com (the “website”) (together, the “Services”). By “you”, we mean the person, company, or legal entity that uses our Services. Sygn is provided to you as a business customer, operating by way of trade, business or profession. 

We are Sygn Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 14802884 with our registered office at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9JQ (“we”, “us” or “our”).

By using our Services, you accept these terms and agree to comply with them. If you don't accept them, you must not use our Services. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that all individuals at your organisation that use the Services are made aware of these terms and that they comply with them.

 

What is Sygn BD?

Sygn BD is a lead generation tool for freelancers and agencies that wish to sell their services to early-stage businesses, which typically includes recently funded technology startups.

By signing up to Sygn BD, you will receive a list of startups located in the US, the EU and the UK that have publicly announced funding in the previous 45 days. The list includes a number of data points on the company sourced, including without limitation the industry, location, technologies used, headcount, and web traffic information. The list also includes a number of data points on individuals at the company, typically those involved in the decision-making unit for new purchases, such as the founder(s), CEO, CRO and CTO. 

Desirable data points on individuals include different ways to contact them, such as business email address, LinkedIn profile and Twitter profile.

The data points provided to you within Sygn BD are for business purposes only. You agree to use the data points solely for the purpose of engaging in business communications with the relevant individuals at the businesses listed in the monthly report. You acknowledge that any use of the data points for any other purpose is strictly prohibited, including, but not limited to, marketing, spamming, or other unsolicited communications. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including data protection laws, when using the data points provided by us.

 

Subscriptions to Sygn BD 

You can sign up and use Sygn BD under one of the following Subscriptions:

Free Subscription - A weekly email containing a list of 10 new leads, excluding contact information for the decision makers at the company. 

 

Paid Subscription - A monthly email containing a list of hundreds of leads, including contact information for decision makers at the company.

 

We also offer a fully automated, outsourced business development function. For more information about this subscription, please contact us.

Our Paid Subscription is available to you on a rolling monthly basis, meaning your access to Sygn BD will continue for as long as you have a valid Subscription and you have made your monthly payments. 

We will bill you on the first day of your Paid Subscription, and payments will continue to be taken on a monthly basis on the same date. Where the payment date doesn’t exist in a particular month, you will be billed on the day immediately after. For example, if you sign up on 10th June, the next payment will be taken on 10th July and if you sign up on 31st January, your next payment will be issued on 28th (or 29th) February.

It is your responsibility to keep the payment method updated at all times and if your payment method expires, you must update it. If any payments cannot be taken, we will suspend your access to Sygn BD and we won’t be liable to you for the consequences of such suspension.

 

Upgrading your Free Subscription: You can choose to upgrade to a Paid Subscription at any time.

 

Cancelling your Paid Subscription: If you choose to cancel your Paid Subscription, you can update this in your Sygn BD account. We need 30 days’ notice of cancellation, and your Paid Subscription will then automatically end at the end of the next month. You will continue to have access to Sygn BD until cancellation. You cannot claim a refund if you pay for a Paid Subscription but you don’t use it. 

 

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Services throughout the world and we grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, perpetual, non-sublicensable, license to use the Services for as long as you use the website or benefit from a valid Subscription. You have no intellectual property rights in, or to, the Services other than the right to use them in accordance with these terms. All intellectual property rights in the Services remain our exclusive property and nothing in these terms shall be deemed a transfer of those rights to you or to anyone else. 

 

Services restrictions

By entering into these terms, you agree that you will:

  • only use the Services for the purposes that they are intended 

  • not rent, lease, sub-license, loan, provide, or otherwise make available, the Services in any form, in whole or in part to any person without prior written consent from us

  • not copy the Services, except as part of the normal use of the Services or where it is necessary for the purpose of back-up or operational security

  • not translate, merge, adapt, vary, alter or modify, the whole or any part of the Services nor permit the Services or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs, except as necessary to use the Services on devices as permitted in these terms

  • not disassemble, de-compile, reverse engineer or create derivative works based on the whole or any part of the Services nor attempt to do any such thing.

 

Computer misuse

You must not conduct, facilitate, authorise, or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to the Services . This includes using (or permitting, authorising, or attempting the use of):

  • any “robot”, “bot”, “spider”, “scraper” or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process, or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the Services or any data, content, information, or services accessed via the same

  • any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but isn’t limited to patterns, trends, and correlations.

In addition to this, you understand and accept that you must not:

  • use the Services in any manner which is illegal, unlawful, or in breach of these terms

  • act fraudulently or maliciously, such as by hacking the Services or introducing malicious code or harmful data, into the Services or any other service we provide

  • not use the Services or any service in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other users

  • collect or harvest any information or data from any service or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running any service.

The provisions in this section should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).

This section shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.

 

Disclaimers

We strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information on businesses that have announced funding in the previous 45 days. However, we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information provided. While we make every effort to ensure the data points we provide are reliable, we do not warrant the suitability of this information for your particular purposes. Your use of the data points is at your own risk. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or in connection with your use of the Services or the data points we provide.

We disclaim all warranties regarding the Services to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, whether express or implied, including any and all implied warranties of merchantability, accuracy, results of use, reliability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, interference with quiet enjoyment, and non-infringement of third-party rights. In particular, we disclaim any warranty that your use of the Services will be uninterrupted or error free. We are not liable for any downtime or where the Services are unavailable to you.

 

Legal responsibility

Nothing in these terms excludes or limits liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot legally be excluded or limited. We will not be liable to you or any third party in contract, tort (including negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent misrepresentations) for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or loss, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use, or any other damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with these terms or the Services, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Our total liability to you in respect of all losses arising under or in connection with these terms or our Services, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall not exceed the total amount paid by you to us under these terms in the 12 months preceding a claim.

 

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any and all liabilities and expense whatsoever - including without limitation, claims, damages, judgments, awards, settlements, investigations, costs, legal fees, and disbursements - which any of them may incur or become obligated to pay arising out of or resulting from the offering for sale, the sale, and/or use of the Services, excluding, however, any such expenses and liabilities which may result from a breach of these terms or sole negligence or wilful misconduct by us. In consideration of and as part of your use of the Services, you hereby release, waive, acquit, discharge, indemnify, defend, hold harmless and forever discharge us of and from all actions, causes of action, contracts, claims, suits, costs, demands and damages of whatever nature or kind in law or in an equity arising from your use of the Services.

 

Termination

We may terminate this agreement for any reason upon 30 days written notice to you. We further reserve the right to terminate these terms immediately upon written notice to you in the event that you commit a breach of these terms. In the event that these terms are terminated, all rights and licences granted to you by these terms will stop immediately and you must stop use of the Services immediately and no refunds for any sums paid will be provided.

 

Force majeure

Where an event outside our control occurs, this is a “force majeure event” and includes, but isn’t limited to, storm, fire, earthquake, an act of God, a natural disaster, a failure of electricity or power supplies, epidemic, pandemic, government rules, regulations or guidance, or a failure of a third-party supplier to do as they’re contracted to do. Where a force majeure event occurs, we are excused from performance under these terms, and we won’t be liable to you for our failure to perform. We will use our reasonable efforts to continue our obligations under these terms as soon as we are able to after the force majeure event has stopped.

 

Privacy

We are committed to protecting your personal data, and any and all personal data we process. You must read our privacy policy to understand how we handle your personal data. The privacy policy is available at www.sygnbd.com

You should be aware that transmission of information over the internet is never completely private or secure and that any information you send using the Services app or any service may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission is encrypted.

 

General

Notices. Any notices to be served under this Agreement must be sent by email and the time of delivery will be the time of transmission. Our email for any notices is danny@sygnbd.com and we will use the email address connected with your Sygn BD account This does not apply to the service of legal proceedings, which cannot be emailed.

Links from the Services. Any links from the Services to other websites are for information only. We don't control them and don't accept responsibility for other websites, or any materials found upon them or any loss you suffer from using them.

Changes to these terms. We reserve the right to change and amend these terms from time to time. You should check back regularly to ensure you are reading the most up to date version of these terms, as the same will apply to your use of the Services at all times. 

Assignment. These terms and the rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without our prior written consent. We may assign these terms, in whole or in part, without your prior written consent. 

No waiver. No failure or delay by us in exercising any of our rights under these terms shall be deemed to be a waiver of that right, and no waiver by us of a breach of any provision of these terms shall be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

Severance. In the event that one or more of the provisions of these terms is or are found to be unlawful, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, that or those provision(s) shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these terms. The remainder of these terms shall be valid and enforceable.

Entire agreement. These terms and any other document specifically referred to herein contains the entire agreement between us and you with respect to its subject matter and formation. These terms supersede and extinguish any and all previous agreements, representations, warranties, promises, assurances, and understandings between us and you relating to its subject matter and formation.

Third party rights. Unless it expressly states otherwise, these terms do not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these terms.

Applicable Law. These terms and any non-contractual obligations arising hereunder, shall be governed by, and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under these terms (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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