Who We Are
Mayfield Fund consists of a collection of investment funds and other entities. This Website is maintained and operated by Mayfield Fund, L.L.C., which is a back-office and administrative service entity within Mayfield Fund. In accordance with industry custom, this Website occasionally uses terminology that may be interpreted to suggest that Mayfield Fund is actually a single entity. However, there is no such single entity and all of the entities that comprise Mayfield Fund have their own separate legal existence.
All Materials are provided “as-is” and “as-available,” and all warranties, express, implied or statutory, are disclaimed (including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of intellectual property and proprietary rights). The Materials may contain errors or other problems. You should be aware that a significant portion of the Materials includes or consists of information that has been provided by third parties and has not been validated or verified by Mayfield Fund. Your use of this Website and use or reliance upon any of the Materials is solely at your own risk. In no event will Mayfield Fund, its affiliates, agents, licensors or suppliers be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on this Website or the Materials.
In connection with Mayfield Fund’s investment activities, Mayfield Fund often becomes subject to a variety of confidentiality obligations to funds, investors, portfolio companies and other third parties. Any statements Mayfield Fund makes may be affected by those confidentiality obligations, with the result that Mayfield Fund may be prohibited from making full disclosures. Without limitation on the effect of other warnings and disclaimers set forth in these Terms, you should interpret any statements Mayfield Fund makes (on this Website or otherwise) in that context.
Please ensure that your own computer security is comprehensive and up-to-date. Mayfield Fund accepts no responsibility for viruses, malware or other malicious or damaging software contained in the Materials or otherwise.
No Offer or Solicitation
Nothing on this Website should be considered an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, an interest in any investment fund or any other security. Although this Website may include investment-related information, nothing on this Website is a recommendation that you purchase, sell or hold any security or other investment, or that you pursue any investment style or strategy. Nothing on this Website is intended to be, and you should not consider anything on this Website as, investment, accounting, tax or legal advice.
Information You Submit
Do not submit any information or other materials that you consider to be confidential or proprietary. Because of the large number of business plans and related materials that Mayfield Fund reviews, and the similarity of many such plans and materials, Mayfield Fund cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any confidential or proprietary information or other materials in the absence of Mayfield Fund’s express written agreement to do so. Any plans, information and other materials you submit in connection with this Website may be used or disclosed by Mayfield Fund for any purpose and in any manner, as Mayfield Fund determines at its sole discretion.
Although certain individuals may be identified on this Website as “General Partners,” such titles reflect business usage that is customary within the venture capital and private equity industry and are not intended to indicate that any such individual is actually a general partner of any partnership as those terms are used for legal purposes.
Restrictions on Use
You are permitted to download and print individual pages of this Website for personal and non-commercial purposes only. You may not access this Website or use the information contained in this Website for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms. Your use of this Website must not alter the original content of this Website. You agree not to access this Website or use the information contained herein for resale or other transfer or disposition to, or use by or for the benefit of, any other person or entity. You agree not to use, transfer, distribute or dispose of any information contained in this Website in any manner that could compete with the business of Mayfield Fund or its portfolio companies.
You are not permitted to decompose, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise deconstruct all or any portion of this Website. You may not publish, broadcast, retransmit, reproduce, repackage, commercially exploit, create any derivative of or otherwise redistribute all or any portion of this Website except as explicitly permitted in these Terms.
All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, graphics, articles and other Materials are protected by United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. All trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos displayed on this Website are proprietary to Mayfield Fund, its affiliates or the respective third-party owners, and this Website grants no license thereto.
Mayfield Fund reserves all rights to the design and content of this Website. In particular, you must not misappropriate the design and content of this Website, and you must not alter or deface such design or content in any way. Nothing on this Website grants any license with respect to such design or content, except that you may download and use the Materials solely for your own personal information.
Transmissions To and From this Website
While reasonable efforts are made to ensure that this Website is secure, the security of this Website is not guaranteed. Electronic communications can be intercepted by third parties and, accordingly, transmissions to and from this Website may not be secure.
We May Monitor Activity on This Website
Mayfield Fund may, but has no obligation to, monitor and record activity on this Website for any reason.
Except for the limited rights expressly granted above, nothing herein or contained on this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Materials without the written permission of Mayfield Fund (or, if applicable, the third-party owner of such Materials).
Limitations of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL MAYFIELD FUND OR ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, LIABILITIES OR INJURIES THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Mayfield Fund’s liability is hereby limited to the maximum extent permitted by law and is limited even if Mayfield Fund has been advised of the possibility of the damages, liabilities or injuries that you suffer or if any remedy you have fails of its essential purpose, including any damages, liabilities or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure or other computer malfunction. Without limiting the foregoing, under all circumstances, the maximum liability of Mayfield Fund, its agents and employees to any user of this Website with respect to this Website is $100.
Indemnification; Hold Harmless
You agree to indemnify and hold Mayfield Fund, and its affiliates, agents, members, partners, directors, employees, licensors and suppliers, harmless from any claims, losses, costs, damages, liabilities and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of your use or misuse of this Website or violation of these Terms or from any decisions that you make based on this Website.
Modifications of These Terms
Mayfield Fund reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time. When Mayfield Fund does, it will also revise the “effective date” at the end of these Terms. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Website after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.
This Website is operated and controlled by Mayfield Fund in the United States. If it is illegal or prohibited in your country of origin to access or use this Website, then you should not do so. Those who choose to access this Website outside the United States access it on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local laws and regulations.
Password Protected Areas
Access to certain portions of this Website may be password protected (such portions, the “Restricted Website”). Passwords should be kept strictly confidential and should not be shared with any other persons. Mayfield Fund reserves the right to terminate at any time any user’s access to the Restricted Website. If you have received a password to access the Restricted Website, you acknowledge and agree that Mayfield has granted you limited access to specific computer files pertaining to Mayfield Fund (“Approved Information”), and you agree not to attempt to access any computer files on the Restricted Website other than the Approved Information. You agree that the written agreements between you and Mayfield Fund regarding such Approved Information, as well as any provisions set forth in such Approved Information, govern the parties’ respective rights and obligations with regard to such Approved Information. You agree that you are responsible for all activities that occur in connection with or arising out of the use of your password. Approved Information provided through the Restricted Website generally is confidential and subject to limitations on disclosure and use, and Mayfield Fund individuals and entities generally have limited liability with respect to the accuracy and completeness of such Approved Information. Accordingly, you agree to take all reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of your password and not to allow any other person to use your password or gain access to the Restricted Website. You agree to notify Mayfield Fund immediately if you become aware of any disclosure, loss, theft or unauthorized use of your password.
If you have not received a password from Mayfield Fund, you agree not to attempt to access computer files in the Restricted Website.
The Restricted Website may contain Materials relating to the offering of securities or to investors’ interests in Mayfield investment funds. Certain limitations on use and disclaimers of liability otherwise set forth in these Terms may not apply with regard to such Materials.
These Terms, and any disputes relating to these Terms or your use of this Website or the Materials, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any disputes relating to the foregoing shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California. This paragraph may not apply to certain Materials provided through the Restricted Website.
If any provision of these Terms is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and replaced with a valid and enforceable provision as similar in intent as reasonably possible to the provision so severed, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
These Terms set forth the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements relating to such subject matter, and may only be modified in a written agreement executed by a Mayfield Fund authorized signatory. Mayfield Fund’s Privacy Statement located at www.mayfield.com/legal/privacy is hereby incorporated by reference. All Mayfield Fund individuals and entities are intended third-party beneficiaries of these Terms.
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you without Mayfield Fund’s consent, but may be assigned by Mayfield Fund to an affiliate or successor without restriction. These Terms are binding on your successors and permitted assigns.
Any questions, concerns or complaints regarding these Terms should be sent to or mailed to the attention of Privacy Officer, Mayfield Fund, 2484 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.
Effective Date: March 31, 2014