Terms of Use

Last update: 24 March 2023

By accessing this Website or joining the Program or registering for SNE's Events, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms. Please read this document carefully. If you do not agree with one or more provisions of these Terms, you should not use this Website or join the Program or register for SNE's Events.


1.1 These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) constitute a legally binding agreement between:

  • an individual user or an entity (“you” and “your”) accessing the website https://startupnetwork.eu, any of the related domain names including  https://productnetwork.eu, https://cpoconference.eu (collectively, the “Website”) and the Startup Network Europe Membership Program (the “Program”) (the Website and the Program are collectively referred to as the “Service”); or attending the events organised by Startup Network Europe (the “Events”) AND
  • the owner and operator of the Service, namely, Startup Network Europe having an address at 10 Tymon Grove, Old Bawn, Tallaght, D24 FX06 Dublin, Ireland, and the company registration number 603909 (“we”, “us”, and “our”).

1.2 License to use the Service. We grant you a worldwide, personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable and limited license to use the Service pursuant to these Terms.

1.3 Disclaimer. Although we regularly monitor the information provided in relation to the Service, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability, currency, relevance, and completeness of all information, whether provided by us or by third parties. The information provided in relation to the Service is for general information only. It should not be taken as constituting professional advice.

1.4 Third-party links. The Website may contain links to websites, applications, and other online sources owned and operated by third parties. We are not responsible or liable in any manner for the content of such third-party links, information, and advertisements, as well as the security and privacy practices deployed by the operators of the third-party websites. Please exercise your due diligence before clicking on any of such third-party links or advertisements.

1.5 Support. Any general requests for customer support should be addressed to us by email at adam@startupnetwork.eu.

1.6 Minors. The Service is not marketed and intended for use by persons under the age of 18.

1.7 Privacy and other relevant terms. The documents that include important provisions regarding your use of the Service and should be read and interpreted together with these Terms are our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy  which describe in detail how we handle your personal data collected through the Service and other individual terms and conditions made available by us on the Website or other means.

1.8 Program-specific terms. Program-specific terms are made available on the Website and may be updated by us from time to time. The events organised by us (the “Events”) may be subject to Event-specific terms. Please check the terms that are relevant to the Program or the Event that you join.


2.1 The Fees. Your participation in the Program is subject to the applicable fees (the “Fees”). By joining the Program on the Website or other means, you agree to pay the Fees in accordance with these Terms, the terms and conditions of your chosen payment plan, and other terms and conditions in force at the moment you join the Program. The Fees remain valid for as long as (i) they are featured on the Website or (ii) as communicated by us. The Fees are subject to a change with at least 30 calendar days prior notice to you (if we have an active service contract with you) or without notice (if we do not have an active service contract with you).

2.2 Subscription Fees. Unless stated otherwise, the Fees are payable on a recurrent basis (annually). The Fees are charged automatically at the beginning of each billing cycle (annually) by using the payment method chosen by you. Unless you cancel the subscription prior to the expiration of then-current subscription term, we will automatically renew the subscription plan based on its renewal cycle  and charge your payment method with the applicable Fees. We will send you a notice every time before automatically billing your payment method. By placing your order, you authorise, agree and assent to us automatically billing you for the Fees due.

2.3 Taxes. Unless indicated otherwise, the Fees include the sale taxes (VAT), if applicable.

2.4 Payment processing. All payments are processed by our payment processors Stripe, Zoho, and PayPal. You are responsible for ensuring that all payment information is correct and the funds necessary for paying the Fees are available at the time the payment is due. You shall not hold us liable for payments that do not reach us due to your error (e.g., incorrect payment information) or if your payment is refused for any other reason.

2.5 Refunds. Unless you join the Program as a consumer (i.e. a person acting outside his/her business, trade, or profession), we do not issue refunds for any Fees paid. If you join the Program as a consumer, please contact us for more information about your right of withdrawal.

2.6 Cancellation. Your subscription must be cancelled prior to expiration of then-current billing period through your user account to avoid automatic renewal and charge. If you cancel your subscription later, the cancellation will not be guaranteed. The cancellation request can be submitted through your user account or by contacting us at adam@startupnetwork.eu. Your inactivity with regard to the Program does not substitute your request for the cancellation of your subscription.


3.1 Registration of the Account. In order to join the Program and access the benefits related thereto, you are required to register a user account on our partner’s Secret platform available at http://deals.startupnetwork.eu/ (the “Account”). Before creating your Account, you will be requested to submit your personal data, read and accept these Terms, Secret legal terms, and review our Privacy Policy . Your Account is not transferable and you are solely responsible for any activities occurring through your Account. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse registration of any Account for any reason whatsoever.

3.2 Your warranties. By registering your Account, you acknowledge, agree, and warrant that:

  • You will comply with these Terms and all applicable laws, treaties, and regulations in connection with your participation in the Program;
  • You provide only true, accurate, complete, and up-to-date personal data;
  • You will update your user Account as soon as any changes to your personal data or other information occur;
  • You can conclude legally binding contracts with us;
  • If you act on behalf of an entity when registering the Account, you have full authorisation to do so;
  • You will register a single Account; and
  • You are a human individual.

3.3 Security of the Account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account, including keeping secure your login details. You agree to immediately notify us about allegedly unauthorised use of your Account or any other security breach related to your Account. You are also responsible for using secure Internet connection and protected networks while browsing the Website. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from your failure to comply with these security obligations

3.4 Deletion of the Account. At any time, you may delete your Account by contacting us at adam@startupnetwork.eu. Upon deletion of the Account, your subscription to the Program and these Terms shall terminate and you will lose access to the content available through the Account, including all files, access rights, and information. Please note that the deletion of the Account is carried out by our subscription service provider Secret and, therefore, we shall not be liable for  Secret’s acts and omissions.

3.5 Suspension and termination of the Account. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account if you fail to pay the Fees or, at our sole discretion, we have grounds to believe that your use of the Service seriously and repeatedly breaches these Terms. We may also suspend or terminate your Account upon a lawful request of a public authority.



4.1 Our content. Most of the content available through the Service and during the Events, including all information, software, text, data, logos, marks, designs, graphics, pictures, templates, video files, sound files, illustrations, graphics, and similar (collectively,“Our Content”) is owned by us, our partners, agents, licensors, vendors, and/or other content providers. Our Content is protected by applicable intellectual property laws and international treaties. Provided that the functionality of the Service permits it, you may download backup copies of Our Content that you are granted rights to for its intended use. You are not allowed, without obtaining prior written authorisation from us, to copy, distribute, make available, disassemble, make alterations, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, adapt, rent, loan, use, lease or attempt to grant other rights to Our Content to third parties, or use any manual or automated means to scrape any content available on the Website.

4.2 Our brand. You may not use the brand, the word or figurative trademarks associated with the Program, the Website, us,  or third-party trademarks without prior consent of a trademark owner. You are not allowed to use such brands and trademarks in any way that suggests that we sponsor, endorse, or associate with you without obtaining prior written consent from us.

4.3 Third-party intellectual property. The Service may contain content belonging to third parties (the “Third-Party Content”). The Third-Party Content is owned by third-party proprietors and such third-party intellectual property does not belong to us (but may be licensed to us). The Third-Party Content remains the sole property of the respective third-party proprietors. You may not use any Third-Party Content without the prior authorization of the owners of such content, notwithstanding any functionalities of the Service. We do not guarantee that you will have access to the Third-Party Content at all times. The Third-Party Content includes author’s personal views and recommendations; it does not reflect our views, recommendations, endorsement, or any commitments related thereto.

4.4 Copyright infringement claims. If you have any grounds to believe that any content available through the Service violates your or third party’s intellectual property rights, please contact us and express your concerns or request to remove the allegedly infringing content. We will reply to the copyright infringement claim as soon as possible but no later than 2 weeks. Before sending your claim to us, please make sure that you sign it and include information that would allow us to locate the allegedly infringing content.

4.5 Your Content. By uploading or generating any content through the Service (“Your Content”), you grant us unrestricted, sub-licensable, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable rights to store, use, distribute, advertise, adapt, remix, modify, display, perform, excerpt, prepare derivative works of, and reproduce Your Content for the purposes of providing you with the requested services and carrying out our legitimate business interests. You understand and agree that, in order to ensure the security of the Service we may, but have no obligation to, monitor or review Your Content. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse to upload, modify, delete, or remove Your Content, in whole or in part, that violates these Terms or may harm our reputation.

4.6 Feedback and comments. If you provide any feedback, comments, or suggestions (collectively, the “Feedback”) pertaining to the Service, we will be entitled to use the Feedback without restriction. You hereby irrevocably assign to us all right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback. The Feedback includes author’s personal views and recommendations; it does not reflect our views, recommendations, endorsement, or any commitments related thereto.

4.7 Photography, audio and video recording. By attending our Events you acknowledge and agree that the Events (or any part of it) may be photographed or recorded by us or our partners. You agree to permit us, or any third party licensed by us, to use, distribute, broadcast, or otherwise globally disseminate your likeness, name, job title, company name, voice and words in perpetuity in television, radio, film, newspapers, magazines, online & social media and other media now available and hereafter developed, both before, during and any time after the Events, and in any form, without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit the media, the right to use the media (alone or together with other information), and the right to allow others to use or distribute the media.


5.1 The Service can be used for lawful purposes only. Please be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report any inappropriate content that may infringe applicable laws. You are not permitted to use the Service in any manner that substitutes or contributes to the following activities (the list is representative and not exhaustive):

  • Any unlawful activity, including violation of any laws, statutes, ordinances, or regulations;
  • Intellectual property (e.g. copyright or trademark) infringement;
  • Any unauthorised access to machines, programs, data, or committing any other forms of cyber offences;
  • Fraud;
  • Provision of false, inaccurate, or misleading information;
  • Spreading of malware (e.g., viruses, worms, Trojan horses), spam, and other illegal messaging;
  • Spreading ethnically, racially, or otherwise objectionable information;
  • Spreading sexually explicit, libellous, harassing, defamatory, abusive, profane, vulgar, threatening, hateful, obscene behaviour and terrorism-related content;
  • Copying, distributing, renting, reselling, modifying, compromising, damaging, disabling, impairing, and overburdening the Website;
  • Interfering with or abusing other users of the Service;
  • Using bots, scripts, and other automated methods; and
  • Collecting and disclosing any information about other users of the Service.
  1. Availability AND FORCE MAJEURE

6.1 We put reasonable efforts to ensure that the Service is always accessible to you. However, the availability of the Service may be affected by factors, which we cannot control, such as bandwidth problems, equipment failure, acts and omissions of third-parties, or force majeure events, including, but not limited to: strikes; work stoppages; accidents; acts of war or terrorism; civil or military disturbances; nuclear or natural catastrophes and interruptions; shortage of supply, breakdowns, loss or malfunctions of utilities and communications or computer (software and hardware) services. We take no responsibility for the unavailability of the Service caused by such factors.

6.2 Our Content is stored in the cloud storage owned and operated by third parties. We take no responsibility if Our Content cannot be uploaded, stored, or accessed due to circumstances outside our reasonable control, including, without limitation, third parties’ unavailability, quota overruns, restart settings, expiration times, technical, or connectivity issues. You are responsible for keeping backup copies of content that you purchase at all times.



7.1 We provide the Service on “AS AVAILABLE”, “AS IS”, and “WITH ALL FAULTS” basis. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, we do not make any representations or warranties about the reliability, suitability, and accuracy, for any purpose, of the Service, the Third-Party Content, or other content featured on or access by using the Service, whether provider by us or by third parties, and hereby disclaim all warranties regarding the Service and its operation.

7.2 It is your sole responsibility to verify and assess the fit for the purpose of the Service prior to using it and to decide whether or not the Service fits for the intended use.

7.3 By using the Service, you acknowledge that we may use third-party suppliers to provide software, hardware, storage, networking, and other technological services. The acts and omissions of third-party suppliers may be outside of our reasonable control. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude any liability for any loss or damage resulting from the acts and omissions of such third-party suppliers.

7.4 Nothing in these Terms shall affect any statutory rights that you cannot contractually agree to alter or waive.


8.1 Unless otherwise excluded or limited by the applicable law, we will not be liable for any damages, including, but not limited to, incidental, punitive, special or other related damages, arising out or in connection with your use of the Service, any content made available through the Service, whether provided by us or by third parties, any transactions concluded by and between attendees of the Events, or use of the Service for unauthorised or unlawful purposes. You agree not to hold us liable in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

8.2 This Section 8 shall apply whether or not we have been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses arising.



You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms, your use of the Service, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.



In the event that any provision of these Terms is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such a provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms. The validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected as a result.



11.1 Governing law. These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

11.2 Jurisdiction. You agree to resolve any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms by means of negotiation with us. If the dispute cannot be resolved by means of negotiation, the dispute shall be submitted to courts in Dublin.


12.1 Term and termination. The Terms enter into force on the date indicated at the top of the Terms or when you accept them and remain in force until updated or terminated by us.

12.2 Amendments. We reserve the right to modify these Terms or any content or services provided through the Service at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version on the Website. Such amendments may be necessary due to new features of the Service, changes in the requirements of laws, regulations, or our business practices. We will send you a notification (if we have your email address) about any material amendments to the Terms that may be of importance to you. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Service after any changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. We also reserve the right to modify the services provided through the service at any time, at our sole discretion.

12.3 Breach of the Terms. If we believe, at our sole discretion, that you violate these Terms and it is appropriate, necessary or desirable to do so, we may:

  • Send you a formal warning;
  • Temporarily or permanently prohibit your use of the Service;
  • Report you to the relevant public authorities; or
  • Commence a legal action against you.

12.4 Transfer of rights. You are not allowed to assign your rights under these Terms. We are entitled to transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms entirely or partially to a third party by giving a prior notice to you. If you do not agree to the transfer, you can terminate these Terms with immediate effect by deleting your Account and ceasing to use the Service.

12.5 Merger or acquisition. In the event we, during the term of these Terms, are acquired, merged, or sell all or substantially all of our assets, these Terms shall not automatically be terminated and we agree to use our best efforts to ensure that the transferee or surviving company shall assume and be bound by the provisions of these Terms.

12.6 Entire agreement. These Terms, together with the documents referred to therein, represent the entire agreement between you and us regarding your relationship with us and govern your use of the Service.


If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us by using the following contact details:

Email: adam@startupnetwork.eu

Postal address: Startup Network Europe, 10 Tymon Grove, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Dublin D24 FX06, Ireland.

Our VAT number is: IE3584151MH