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Startup Society Founders Awards’ Terms Of Service


LAST UPDATED: 28 February 2023


  1. The following Terms of Service (the “ToS”) govern a new initiative, which is named “Startup Society Founders' Award” (the “Initiative”), to encourage Web3-native startup societies (the “Society”) through awards provided to You as founder (the “Founder” or “You”).
  2. The ToS and the Privacy Policy are collectively referred to as the “Agreement”. 
  3. The Initiative is owned and operated by Jur AG, a private company limited by shares duly existing and organized under the laws of Switzerland, with a registered office in 6300 Zug, Dammstrasse n. 17, registered at the Registrar of Companies of Zug under n. CH-, fiscal identification code CHE-330.514.446 (“Jur” or “We”). 
  4. All information and materials published, and distributed by Jur are not a solicitation, an offer, or a recommendation to buy or sell any investment instruments, to effect any transactions, or to conclude any legal act of any kind whatsoever.
  5. Please read the ToS carefully to be part of the Initiative. Before submission of the application, You will be requested to accept the ToS. By accepting the ToS, You enter into the Agreement, which constitutes a legally binding agreement with Jur.
  6. You agree to become bound by the ToS without modification. If You do not agree to all the terms and conditions of the ToS, then You should refrain from participating. 
  7. The Initiative is available only to companies and to individuals who are at least 18 years old. By submitting an application, You affirm that You are 18 years or older, or if You are not, that You have obtained parental or guardian consent to enter into the ToS.


The Initiative is aimed to encourage the development of Societies granting awards to the best Societies. In this context, the Society means any Web3-Native community built around a shared moral purpose, including but not limited to the existing online communities, influencers, DAOs, and DAO-like organizations, or anyone with ideas and experience to create something new.

Submission of the pitch deck. The Founders have to submit their pitch deck, which explains their business concepts to the Jur, by the submission deadline (31 March 2023) to take part in the Initiative. The pitches should have a shared purpose that is desirable, feasible, viable, and unique.

Discord participation. Jur will grant the Founder access to the Jur’s Discord community channel to create dedicated threads for their own Society. This opportunity will provide the Founder with select advisors as well as the community at large participating in the discussion related to Society.

Jur committee shortlists. Once the submission period closes, the Jur committee will shortlist and select the best of ten pitches from all submissions through a voting process. The committee is composed of 4 people who are volunteers, selected within the Jur community, on the basis of the ranking in the engagement on Discord. Each Committee Member will put a Score from 1 to 5 to select the best ten pitch decks. For the contribution of the committee members, each one of them receives 1000 JUR tokens as a symbolic award

Pitch deck refinement. After the selection of the best ten pitch decks, the Jur team will provide dedicated consultancy to the Founders to refine their pitch decks and create five-minute videos to prepare for the pitch day.

Judge rating. After the pitch deck refinement by the Jur team, the judges which are determined by Jur, will review the ten shortlisted video pitches and evaluate them based on four criteria: (i) desirability; (ii) feasibility; (iii) viability and (iv) uniqueness, with a score of 1 to 5.

In the end, the five highest-scoring pitches win $2,000 USD and 1,000 $JUR each.


The Founders undertake to: 

  1. submit a pitch deck on the Society concept by 31 March 2023;
  2. not have a purpose of misleading Jur and the Jur community;
  3. provide an email address as part of the application process for communication. The Founder can be added to Hubspot by Jur for communication;
  4. authorize Jur to process the data related to the pitch deck, submit it to judges for evaluation, and  share it with the Jur Community;
  5. have an appropriate wallet (“a tool that You can use to interact with a Blockchain network”) to receive the Jur token awards (if any). Such wallet and the related private keys are for Your personal use only and should be kept confidential;
  6. not violate  the ToS and all other operating rules, policies, and procedures related to the Initiative;
  7. not make any representations or warranties regarding Jur;
  8. to respect the rights of Jur and/or of Third Parties;
  9. provide their true personal data according to the Privacy Policy;
  10. comply with applicable laws and regulations;



      1. Jur may, at its sole discretion and without any obligation to pay compensation:
        1. to modify, replace, suspend, or discontinue the Initiative, partially or entirely, without prior notice;
        2. remove a Founder from the awarding process in violation of the ToS and the applicable law and regulations;
        3. take against any of the Founders any action for its own protection, including those aimed at obtaining compensation for damages.
      2. Jur will process the Founder's data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Policy.


      1. Jur does not provide any warranties, whether explicit or implied.
      2. Jur makes no warranty as to:
        1. the suitability of the Initiative with respect to the needs of the Founder;
        2. the availability of, and the absence of issues in, the Initiative; 
        3. the quality of the Initiative;
        4. the correction of any operational issue of the Initiative;
        5. the Jur token as an award will be at an expected value.
      3. Limitations and exclusions apply to the maximum extent allowed under the law.


      1. Intellectual Property rights mean patents, utility models, designs, copyrights and neighboring rights, trademarks or service marks, rights in the topography of semiconductor products, database rights, rights contained in confidential information, including know-how and trade and industrial secrets, moral rights or other similar rights in any country and, whether or not they are registered, any application for registration of any of the foregoing rights and all rights relating to the filing of applications for registration of any of the foregoing rights which are owned by, licensed to or otherwise lawfully used by the respective owner.
      2. Jur and the Founder are responsible for their own intellectual property rights. Accordingly:
        1. all Intellectual Property Rights relating to the Initiative, the operations provided through the Initiative are the sole and exclusive property of Jur;
        2. the Founders own all Intellectual Property Rights relating to their Pitch decks and business concept.
      3. The Initiative does not imply any transfer of intellectual property rights from one party to the other and that, and therefore each party will remain the owner of its own ones at the end of the Initiative;
      4. At the request of the Founder, Jur will delete the documents submitted to Jur by the Founder.



      1. No liability will arise for Jur towards the Founder or any Third Party as a result of the process of Initiative.
      2. In particular, Jur nor its employees, agents, or third-party content providers will be liable for any loss resulting from use or unavailability of information on or in connection with the Initiative, including but not limited to any lost profits, loss or damage to data, or any direct, indirect, special, consequential, compensatory or incidental damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages. This disclaimer is applicable to any damage or injury resulting from negligence or omission of telecommunications errors, or unauthorized access to, or use of Founder data through theft or any other means. We are not liable for criminal, tortuous, or negligent actions or omissions of Third Parties that affect the Initiative. In no event will Jur or any of its directors, officers, agents, employees, assigns, or third-party content providers be held liable for any tortuous or illegal conduct of other Founders. 
      3. Jur will not be liable for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions and, more generally, for damages caused, directly or indirectly, by decisions taken or initiatives undertaken by the Founders or by Third Parties on the basis of (and/or as a result of) the Initiative.
      4. Jur will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Founder’s failure to comply with obligations set forth in the Agreement.
      5. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Jur, and our respective past, present and future employees, officers, directors, contractors, consultants, equity holders, suppliers, vendors, service providers, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, from and against all actual or alleged Third Party claims, damages, awards, judgments, losses, liabilities, obligations, penalties, interest, fees, expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses) and costs (including, without limitation, court costs, costs of settlement and costs of pursuing indemnification and insurance), of every kind and nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, matured or unmatured, or suspected or unsuspected, in law or equity, whether in tort, contract or otherwise, including, but not limited to, damages to property or personal injury, that are caused by, arise out of or are related to (a) Your participating of the Initiative, (b) Your violation of the Agreement, (d) Your violation of the rights of a Third Party, including another Founders or wallets, (e) any intellectual property disputes.



      1. Jur will not incur any liability or penalty for not performing any act or fulfilling any duty or obligation hereunder or in connection with the matters contemplated hereby by reason of any occurrence that is not within its control (including any provision of any present or future law or regulation or any act of any governmental authority, any act of God or war or terrorism, any epidemic or pandemic, or the unavailability, disruption or malfunction of the Internet, the World Wide Web or any other electronic network, the Blockchain or Jur technological systems or any aspect thereof, or any consensus attack, or hack, or denial-of-service or other attacks on the foregoing or any aspect thereof, or on the other software, networks, and infrastructure that enables Jur to provide the Initiative and the related services.


      1. The Agreement regulates the relationship between Jur and the Founder and does not create rights in favour of, nor obligations against, Third Parties.
      2. Any tolerance by Jur of the conduct of the Founder in violation of the provisions contained in the Agreement does not constitute a waiver of the rights arising from the provisions violated, nor the right to require the exact fulfillment of all terms and conditions therein.
      3. Jur does not provide awards (if any) to individuals who do not have the legal capacity to act to accept the Agreement as set out in their home country's legislation.
      4. The rights and remedies included herein are not exclusive, but are in addition to any other rights and remedies available under applicable law.
      5. Any limitation or exclusion of liability provided for in favour of Jur in the Agreement will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.


    1. The Agreement is governed by Swiss Law, without regard to its choice of law or conflicts of law principles.
    2. The Parties expressly agree that any disputes regarding the validity, performance, effectiveness or termination of the Agreement is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Swiss Court and, in particular, exclusively to the Court of Zug (Switzerland) unless mandatory applicable laws provide otherwise.

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(a) that the ToS exclusively regulate Your relationship with Jur and do not give rise to rights in favour of, or obligations on behalf of, third parties;

(b) that the contents of the Site are for information purposes only, unless where otherwise specified and subject to additional terms and conditions;

(c) that Jur will provide the Site, compatibly with the needs related to any scheduled or extraordinary maintenance of the Site;

(d) that the costs of connection to the internet network, and the costs possibly related to the connection modes, are at Your own expense.

5.1 You undertakes to comply with the following provisions:

(a) do not use the Site in an improper manner. For instance, it is forbidden to use the Site in ways or for purposes not permitted by law or contrary to morality, to spread computer viruses, to perform activities that may compromise the security of the Site or damage it, to access the Site using automated tools (such as collection bots, robots, spiders or scrapers);

(b) provide Your true Data;

(c) do not violate:

(i) the ToS;

(ii) the applicable law;

(iii) any rights of Jur and/or third parties.

5.2 You will be liable, indemnifying and holding Jur harmless, for any action, including reasonable legal fees, brought by third parties and aimed at obtaining compensation for damages concerning violations of the obligations referred to in the previous article.

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6.1 If Jur notices any violation by You with respect to the provisions of the ToS, Jur may, at its own unquestionable judgement and without this entailing any obligation to pay compensation to You, take any action against You, including actions to claim compensation for damages.

6.2 Jur is entitled to: (a) modify, update, suspend, limit or interrupt the operation of the Site at any time, or modify and/or replace the domain name; (b) analyze the traffic on the Site (e.g. to identify the most visited pages, the number of users per time slot or day, geographical areas of origin, etc.) in order to understand how the Site is used and manage it, optimize and improve it, or even simply for statistical purposes (for more information about this, you are recommended to read our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy); (c) solve operational problems (e.g. anomalies in page loading); (d) perform monitoring activities to repel and/or prevent cyber attacks and fraud.

7.1 If Jur modifies, updates, suspends, limits or interrupts the operation of the Site, no liability will arise in Your favour.

8.1 Except for various indications present on the Site with specific reference to certain Contents available on the Site, Jur is the sole owner of all intellectual property rights on the Site and on the contents that are available on the Site.

8.2 The provision of the Site by Jur will not be considered as a transfer or license by Jur in Your favour of any intellectual property right on the Site or on the contents available on the Site, or as the object of any other right of use by You and/or third parties.

8.3 All trademarks and logos reproduced on the Site belong to their legitimate owners, and are cited for information purposes only; Jur has no rights to such trademarks and logos, except its own.

9.1 Through the Site, Jur may offer You the ability to subscribe to services such as newsletters, request or make applications to access or test demonstration or trial versions of the Jur's products or any other products made by Jur (the 'Services').

9.2 Jur reserves all rights to not respond to requests for Services or to suspend Services or to provide Services only to certain users of the Site, at its sole discretion.

10.1 Your personal data will be processed in accordance with applicable law, as provided in the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

10.2 In particular, Your request of Services falls within the scope application of the following provisions set forth in paragraph 7 of the Privacy Policy: “If the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our services.”

11.1 Any tolerance by Jur towards Your conduct that is in breach of the provisions contained in the Terms of Use does not constitute a waiver of the rights deriving from the provisions violated.

11.2 Rights and remedies provided in the ToS are not exclusive but are in addition to those available under the applicable law.

11.3 If any provision of the Terms of Use is judged by a court or other competent authority as null, invalid, or unenforceable, such provision will be deemed erased from the ToS and the remaining provisions of the ToS will remain effective and valid.

11.4 Any limitation or exclusion of liability provided for Jur by the ToS will apply to the maximum extent permitted by law.

12.1 For any information regarding the use of the Site and these ToS, You may contact Jur at the contact details contained on the 'Contacts' page.

13.1 The Parties expressly agree that the ToS is exclusively governed by the Swiss Law without regard to its choice of law or conflicts of law principles.

13.2 The Parties expressly agree that any disputes regarding the validity, performance, effectiveness or termination of the ToS is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Swiss Court and, in particular, exclusively to the Court of Zug (Switzerland) unless mandatory applicable laws provide otherwise.