Terms and Conditions

General Terms of Use, last update [December 17, 2015]

The web pages available at www.nordicinnovationaccelerator.com (the “Website") are owned and operated by Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd and are accessed by you (the “User") under the following general terms of use (the “Terms of Use"). These Terms of Use provide the terms and conditions of your use of services (the “Services") on the Website. The Terms of Use may be modified or amended, from time to time at Nordic Innovation Accelerator's sole discretion. Please, read these Terms of Use with attention as by using the Services on the Website you are deemed to have accepted the Terms of Use, as modified and/or amended from time to time.

The Website is designed and made available as a platform to host innovation calls and facilitate the transmission of the candidate's applications to answer such innovation calls. The Website also allows building networks and connections between companies, innovators and investors as well as to exchange information between the different users. It shall not be used by the User for any other purpose

1. Access to the Services

Subject to these Terms of Use, Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd may offer to provide certain services, as described more fully on the Website, and which are selected by the User through the process provided on the Website, solely for User's own use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party. Services shall include, but not be limited to hosting of the innovation calls and the transmission of the related candidate's application. Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd may change, suspend or discontinue the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content. Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict User's access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.

User is responsible for all of its activity in connection with the Services and accessing the Website. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of Users right to Services or to access the Website. Use of the Website or Services to violate the security of any computer network, passwords or security codes, transfer or store illegal material including that which are deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind of illegal activity is expressly prohibited.

2. Content of the Website

The Website and its contents may only be used in accordance with the Terms of Use. The materials displayed or performed on the Website, including, but not limited to text, graphics, articles, photographs, images and illustrations (the "Content") may be protected by copyright or any other intellectual property rights. User shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services. Copying, using or storing any Content for any use, other than noncommercial use necessary for accessing the Services, is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd or from the copyright or any other intellectual property rights holder identified in such Content's copyright notice.

User acknowledges and agrees that if User uses any of the Services to contribute Content to the Website, Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd is hereby granted a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable right to fully exploit such Content (including all related intellectual property rights) for the purpose of exploiting the Website and rendering the Services. User warrants, represents and agrees that it will not contribute any Content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, and offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party. Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd reserves the right to remove any Content from the Website at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd is concerned that User may have breached the preceding provision), or at Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd's sole discretion.

3. Users

User certifies to Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd that if User is an individual (i.e., not a corporation) User is at least 18 years of age. User also certifies that it is legally permitted to use the Services and access the Site, and takes full responsibility for the selection and use of the Services and access of the Website.

User shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access the Website or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, and long distance or local telephone service. User shall be responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Services.


4. User's Registration and Security

As a condition to using certain Services, User may be required to sign up, by registering his name, email address and other details, required as a case may be and to select User ID and a password.

User shall provide accurate, complete, and updated registration information. User may not select or use as an User ID a name of another person or use as an User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than User without appropriate authorization. Failure to comply with these provisions shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in refusal to register or termination of User's account.

User shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of User's password and may not disclose such password to any third parties. User shall not use User's password for any use other than accessing the Services on the Website. User shall notify Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd immediately about any unauthorized use of his account or breach of security, including, but not limited to loss or unauthorized disclosed of the login information and/or password.


5. Innovation Calls

An “Innovation Call" is submitted on the Website by an individual or representative of an enterprise or organization, duly authorized by Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd (the “Call Submitter") and include the information and data, necessary to provide an application to answer an Innovation Call, including the specific terms and conditions of an Innovation Call, defined at Call Submitter's sole discretion.

6. Applications to participate to an Innovation Call 

“Candidate" refers to an individual, team or an organization submitting a completed application to participate to an Innovation Call posted on the Website. Candidate warrants that he is authorised to make the disclosure and has all the rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to provide the information and data, submitted in an application for an Innovation Call (the “Application Data"). Candidate further agrees to comply with any additional terms and conditions applicable for an Innovation Call, as the case may be.

Candidate warrants that Application Data (i) does not breach intellectual property rights of any third party, (ii) is not subject to any confidentiality restrictions and (iii) is not subject to any employment restrictions.

7. Evaluation of Candidate's Application Data

The Application Data provided by the Candidate(s) shall be independently verified by the Call Submitter team, including, for breach of any IP, patent, copyrights or confidential information BEFORE SELECTING ANY APPLICATION DATA. Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd is a facilitator in bringing the Candidate and Call Submitted using the Website and is not responsible for any acts of the Candidate(s) and the Call Submitter(s), including disputes regarding violation of intellectual property rights or confidentiality restrictions.

Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd is a facilitator and has no access to the reviews of the Application Data provided by the Candidates. The Call Submitter shall be the ultimate authority in evaluating the Application Data and retaining a particular Application Data and Candidate for further review.

8. Warranty Disclaimer

Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd and/or Call Submitter has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to Candidate(s). User and/or Candidate acknowledges that Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Website; what Content User accesses via the Website; what effects the Content may have on User; how User may interpret or use the Content; or what actions User may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. User releases Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd from all liability for User having acquired or not acquired Content through the Website. The Website may contain, or direct User to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Website, and Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Website.


 THE SERVICES, CONTENT, WEBSITE AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

9. Termination

Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd may terminate the Services at any time by notifying the User by any means. Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd may also terminate or suspend any and all Services and access to the Website immediately, without prior notice or liability, if User breaches any of these Terms of Use. All provisions of these Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability

10. Miscellaneous


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. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Use shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Finland without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. User agrees to personal jurisdiction by the courts sitting in Helsinki, Finland.

The parties agree that these Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and other policies posted on the Website are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Use.