• Privacy Policy

    These terms are effective as of March 1, 2014

    These Terms of Use ("Agreement") should be read carefully before using the services offered by Crowdfudning Services LLC and those of its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Crowdfudning Services LLC"), or before accessing the websites of Crowdfudning Services LLC or those of its subsidiaries and affiliates. This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the website at www.crowdfranchise.com (the "Site") and the services owned and operated by Crowdfudning Services LLC (collectively with the Site, the "Service"). By using the Site or Service in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published by Crowdfudning Services LLC from time to time on the Site, each of which is incorporated by reference and each of which may be updated by Crowdfudning Services LLC from time to time without notice to you. Your use of the Site is governed by the version of this Agreement in effect on the date of use. Crowdfudning Services LLC may modify this Agreement at any time and without prior notice. Your continued use of and access to the Crowdfudning Services LLC Site constitutes your acknowledgement of, and agreement to, the then current Terms of Use and to having reviewed the most current version of the Terms of Use. Please also note that the Terms of Use of this Agreement are in addition to any other agreements between you and Crowdfudning Services LLC, including any customer or account agreements, and any other agreements that govern your use of products, services, content, tools, and information available on the Site. This Agreement does not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Crowdfudning Services LLC, or its subsidiaries or affiliates, for the Service or otherwise. If you do not agree to all the terms of this Agreement and/or Crowdfudning Services LLC's Privacy Policy, you are not eligible to participate in Crowdfudning Services LLC's Service or otherwise use this Site. This Agreement applies to all users of the Site or Service, including franchisors and/or entrepeneurs ("Issuers") and participating franchisees who in any way use the Site or Service provided by Crowdfudning Services LLC (in each case, a "User"). Crowdfudning Services LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, without any obligation and without any notice requirement, to change, improve or correct the information, materials and descriptions on the Site and to suspend and/or deny access to the Site for any reason. The information and materials on the Site may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies. Any dated information is published as of its date only, and Crowdfudning Services LLC does not undertake any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any such information. Crowdfudning Services LLC may discontinue or change any product or service described in or offered on the Crowdfudning Services LLC Site at any time. Crowdfudning Services LLC further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to block or otherwise discontinue your access and use of the Site at any time and for any reason. You agree that Crowdfudning Services LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance.


    The Service is available only to those who are at least 18 years old. You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are of legal age to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. Crowdfudning Services LLC may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept this Agreement on such entity's behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify Crowdfudning Services LLC for violations of this Agreement.

    Modification of Agreement

    Crowdfudning Services LLC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the terms of this Agreement, or change, suspend, or discontinue the Service (including without limitation, the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time. Such modification shall become part of this Agreement and are automatically effective once posted on the Site or by sending you an email. This Agreement may not be orally amended.  Crowdfudning Services LLC may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to check the terms of this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

    Proprietary Rights

    The Crowdfudning Services LLC logo is a trademark and service mark of Crowdfudning Services LLC. Crowdfudning Services LLC or its licensors own and retain all proprietary rights in the Site, the Service and all material and information posted thereon ("Content"). The Site contains the copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information of Crowdfudning Services LLC and its licensors. You may not alter, modify, publish, distribute, publicly display or sell any Content or other such proprietary information, or otherwise copy or transmit any Content or other such proprietary information without the express written permission of Crowdfudning Services LLC. In addition, to the extent you receive information from Crowdfudning Services LLC, Issuers or other Users with respect to any investment activity on the Site, you may not further disclose or otherwise provide such information to another party in any way that allows a personal identification of such Issuer or User. You agree that Crowdfudning Services LLC may, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law, access, read, preserve and disclose your account information, usage history and submitted Content in order to: (a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (b) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties, including intellectual property rights; (c) enforce this Agreement and investigate potential violations thereof; (d) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; (e) respond to your requests for customer service; or (f) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Crowdfudning Services LLC, its users, or the public.

    Authorized User

    Our Services and certain pages of the Site may only be available to Users who have been authorized by us to access those Services and web pages on the Site. Such authorization may require completion of a questionnaire and satisfactory background information screening and/or identification verification. Only users of Crowdfudning Services LLC with a valid User ID and password are authorized to access such services and web pages. Unauthorized use of the Site and our Service, including, but not limited to the misuse or sharing of passwords or misuse of any other information, is strictly prohibited. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or Service or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site or Service. You agree that you will not engage in any activities related to the Site that are contrary to applicable laws or regulations. You further agree that you are responsible for any unauthorized use of your password that is made before you have notified us and we have had a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice. Crowdfudning Services LLC reserves the right at its discretion to suspend or cancel your password, even without receiving such notice from you, if we suspect that it is being used in an unauthorized or fraudulent manner. Notwithstanding the above, you are responsible for monitoring your account and should promptly report any unauthorized or suspicious activity in your account to us at info@crowdfranchise.com.

    Use of Links

    The Site may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the Internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Site. When you access third party websites, you do so at your own risk. These other websites are not under Crowdfudning Services LLC's control, and you acknowledge that Crowdfudning Services LLC is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply an affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement by Crowdfudning Services LLC or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that Crowdfudning Services LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any information, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource. You should also be aware that the terms of use and privacy policy of such sites may be different from those applicable to your use of the Crowdfudning Services LLC Site and Service.

    Third Party Content

    Certain portions of the Site may contain third party content and may provide links to webpages and content of third parties (collectively "Third Party Content"). Crowdfudning Services LLC does not control, endorse, investigate, or adopt any Third Party Content, and makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including with respect to its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that Crowdfudning Services LLC is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content or your reliance upon Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content at their own risk.

    Copyright Policy

    If you believe that any material on the Site violates this Agreement or your intellectual property rights, please notify Crowdfudning Services LLC as soon as possible by sending an email to info@crowdfranchise.com, with the following information in accordance with Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have 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 (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing or otherwise illegal without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, Crowdfudning Services LLC will also terminate a User's account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.


    Crowdfudning Services LLC may terminate your access to all or any part of the Site and Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site. All provisions of this Agreement shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

    Warranty Disclaimer

    Crowdfudning Services LLC has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that Crowdfudning Services LLC has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Site; what Content you access via the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release Crowdfudning Services LLC from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. Crowdfudning Services LLC makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Site, and Crowdfudning Services LLC will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Service. Crowdfudning Services LLC neither represents, warrants, covenants guarantees, nor promises any specific results from use of the Site. THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SERVICE OR ADVICE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND SITE-RELATED SERVICES. Crowdfudning Services LLC makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to any third party data provided to Crowdfudning Services LLC or its transmission, timeliness, accuracy or completeness, including but not limited to implied warranties or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Crowdfudning Services LLC will not be liable in any way to you or to any other person for any inaccuracy, error or delay in or omission of any third party data or the transmission or delivery of any such third party data and any loss or damage arising from (a) any such inaccuracy, error, delay or omission, (b) non-performance or (c) interruption in any such third party data due either to any negligent act or omission by Crowdfudning Services LLC or "force majeure" or any other cause beyond the control of Crowdfudning Services LLC. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Electronic Communication Privacy Act Notice (18usc 2701-2711): Crowdfudning Services LLC makes no guaranty of confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the site or any website linked to the site. Crowdfudning Services LLC will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on Crowdfudning Services LLC's equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.


    You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Crowdfudning Services LLC, its affiliates and each of its, and its affiliates employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Site, Service, Content or otherwise from your User Submissions, violation of the Agreement, or infringement by you, or any third party using the your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Crowdfudning Services LLC reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with  Crowdfudning Services LLC in asserting any available defenses.

    Limitation of Liability


    Governing Law; Arbitration

    This Agreement (and any further rules, policies or guidelines incorporated by reference herein) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by User and Crowdfudning Services LLC, any dispute arising out of or relating to the Agreement, or the breach hereof, shall be finally resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. If parties are unable to select an arbitrator then AAA shall select the arbitrator. Judgment on any award entered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. User agrees that it may bring claims against Crowdfudning Services LLC only in an individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding.

    Registration Data; Account Security

    In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the registration Data, and any other information that you provide to Crowdfudning Services LLC, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Crowdfudning Services LLC.

    Integration and Severability

    This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Crowdfudning Services LLC with respect to the Service and use of the Site, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Crowdfudning Services LLC with respect to the Site. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

    E-mail: privacy@crowdfundingservices.net