This development hosting portal enables disparate parties to bring ideas and skills together in one forum. Parties may collaborate, forming agreements, with the goal of bringing innovations into the local marketplace.
Prior to formalizing agreements, parties must feel that their ideas are, as much as reasonably possible, protected. Another party’s ideas or private information is considered confidential and you must agree to keep it confidential, according to the terms below.
It is understood and agreed to that a party who provides ideas and confidential information (hereinafter “Confidential Information”) is entitled to have that information kept confidential. It is agreed that parties will be governed by the protection of such information, and preservation of any confidentiality necessary, pursuant to any patent and/or trade secret laws. Furthermore, it is agreed that all Confidential Information brought to this forum, be it patentable (or eligible for intellectual property protection) or not, is protected according to the following provisions:
1. The Confidential Information disclosed through this portal can be described as and includes:
Idea/Invention description(s), technical and business information relating to proprietary ideas and inventions, ideas, patentable ideas, trade secrets, drawings and/or illustrations, patent searches, existing and/or contemplated products and services, research and development, production, costs, profit and margin information, finances and financial projections, customers, clients, marketing, and current or future business plans and models, regardless of whether such information is designated as “Confidential Information” at the time of its disclosure.
2. Participants on this portal agree not to disclose the Confidential Information obtained from the discloser to anyone unless required to do so by law.
3. This Agreement states the entire agreement between the parties concerning the disclosure of Confidential Information.
4. If any of the provisions of this Agreement are found to be unenforceable, the remainder shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit enforcement of the Agreement as a whole.
WHEREFORE, parties accessing this portal acknowledge that they have read and understand this Agreement and voluntarily accept the duties and obligations set forth herein.
DISCLAIMER: Community Futures makes this development portal open to the public at large. The information exchanged on this portal is exclusively that of participants. Community Futures make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of information exchanged on the portal. Any reliance you place on such information provided on the portal is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event is Community Futures liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. That includes breaches of confidentiality among participants.
Every effort is made to keep the portal up and running smoothly. However, Community Futures takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the portal being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond its control.