1. Who We Are
Mayfield consists of a collection of investment funds and other entities. Our Websites are maintained and operated by Mayfield Fund, L.L.C., which is a back-office and administrative service entity within Mayfield, and in some cases, by or in collaboration with a third party. In accordance with industry custom, Website occasionally uses terminology that may be interpreted to suggest that Mayfield is actually a single entity. However, there is no such single entity and all of the entities that comprise Mayfield 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. Your use of our Websites and use or reliance upon any of the Materials is solely at your own risk. In no event will Mayfield, 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 our Websites or the Materials.
In connection with Mayfield’s investment activities, Mayfield often becomes subject to a variety of confidentiality obligations to funds, investors, portfolio companies, and other third-parties. Any statements Mayfield makes may be affected by those confidentiality obligations, with the result that Mayfield 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 makes (on our Websites or otherwise) in that context.
Please ensure that your own computer security is comprehensive and up-to-date. Mayfield accepts no responsibility for viruses, malware, or other malicious or damaging software contained in the Materials or otherwise.
3. No Offer or Solicitation
Nothing on our Websites 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 our Websites may include investment-related information, nothing on our Websites 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 our Websites is intended to be, and you should not consider anything on our Websites as, investment, accounting, tax, or legal advice.
4. General Partners
Although certain individuals may be identified on our Websites 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.
5. Restrictions on Use
You are permitted to download and print individual pages of our Websites for personal and non-commercial purposes only. You may not access our Websites or use the information contained in our Websites for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms. Your use of our Websites must not alter the original content of our Websites. You agree not to access our Websites 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 our Websites in any manner that could compete with the business of Mayfield or its portfolio companies.
You are not permitted to decompose, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise deconstruct all or any portion of our Websites. You may not publish, broadcast, retransmit, reproduce, repackage, commercially exploit, create any derivative of, or otherwise redistribute all or any portion of our Websites except as explicitly permitted in these Terms.
Our Websites are intended solely for persons who are 18 years of age or older. Access to or use of our Websites by anyone under 18 years of age is expressly prohibited. If you are under 18 years of age, you may not access or use our Websites. By accessing and using our Websites, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years old or older.
The Materials (including all trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, graphics, and articles) are protected by United States and foreign copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos displayed on our Websites are proprietary to Mayfield, its affiliates, or the respective third-party owners, and none of Websites grants any license thereto.
Mayfield reserves all rights to the design and content of our Websites. In particular, you must not misappropriate the design and content of our Websites, and you must not alter or deface such design or content in any way. Nothing on our Websites grants any license with respect to such design or content, except that you may download and use the Materials solely for your own personal informative use.
7. Notice of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that any content on our Websites infringe on any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on the Websites directs users to another website that contains material that infringes on any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with us as set forth below. Please submit such notification in English. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), we will respond promptly to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to Mayfield. Notifications should include the following information:
a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activities and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
d. Contact information for the notifying party, including name, address, telephone number, and email address.
e. A statement 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.
f. 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 owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
g. Please submit this notice in English to Mayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. No License
Except for the limited rights expressly granted above, nothing herein or contained on our Websites should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Materials without the written permission of Mayfield (or, if applicable, the third-party owner of such Materials).
9. Limitations of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL MAYFIELD 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 OUR WEBSITES OR THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Without limitation on the preceding sentence, Mayfield’s liability in connection with our Websites is hereby limited to the maximum extent permitted by law and is limited even if Mayfield has been advised of the possibility of the damages, liabilities, or injuries that you suffer. Without limiting the foregoing, under all circumstances, the maximum liability of Mayfield, its agents, and employees to any user of our Websites with respect to our Websites is $100.
10. Indemnification; Hold Harmless
You agree to indemnify and hold Mayfield 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 our Websites, violation of these Terms, or from any decisions that you make based on our Websites.
11. Disclaimer Regarding Business Information
Do not submit any business 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 reviews, and the similarity of many such plans and materials, Mayfield cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any confidential or proprietary information or other materials in the absence of Mayfield’s express written agreement to do so. Any plans, information, and other materials you submit in connection with our Websites may be used or disclosed by Mayfield for any purpose and in any manner as Mayfield determines at its sole discretion.
12. Notice to Recruitment Agencies
To all recruitment agencies: Mayfield does not accept resumes, LinkedIn bios, or any other candidate introductions. Mayfield is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes, LinkedIn bios, or candidate introductions. Any prospective job applicant must apply through the careers.mayfield.com website in order to be considered for any job posted therein.
13. Modifications of These Terms
Mayfield reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add. or remove portions of these Terms at any time. When Mayfield does so, it will also revise the “effective date” at the end of these Terms. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of our Websites after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms and of such changes.
14. International Visitors and Users
Our Websites is operated and controlled by Mayfield in the United States. If it is illegal or prohibited in your country of origin to access or use our Websites, then you should not do so. Those who choose to access our Websites outside the United States access it on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local laws and regulations.
Without limiting the foregoing, if you are visiting from the European Union or another region with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from United States law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the European Union or such other region, as applicable. By providing your personal information you consent to the use of your personal information for the uses identified in the Statement and the transfer of your personal information to the United States as indicated above.
15. Password Protected Areas
Access to certain portions of our Websites 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 reserves the right to terminate at any time any user’s access to the Restricted Website. If you have received a password from Mayfield to access the Restricted Website, you acknowledge and agree that Mayfield has granted you limited access to specific computer files pertaining to Mayfield (“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 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 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 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, 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.
16. Governing Law
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 it will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
18. Entire Agreement
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 they may only be modified in a written agreement executed by a Mayfield authorized signatory. All Mayfield 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’s consent, but may be assigned by Mayfield to an affiliate or successor without restriction. These Terms are binding on your successors and permitted assigns.
20. Contact Information
Any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding these Terms including the Statement should be sent to:
By email: email@example.com
c/o Information Technology Department
Mayfield Fund, L.L.C.
2484 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.
By Phone: 1-866-479-4777 or 1-650-233-5766
Effective Date: June 30, 2020