Terms of Service
Updated July 29, 2016
Welcome to CityVest's technology platform. The CityVest service and network (collectively, the “Service”) are operated by CityVest Capital Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company,” “we,” or “us”). By accessing or using our web site at www.CityVest.com, including any subdomain thereof (the “Site”), you (the “User”) signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these terms of service (“Terms of Service”), regardless of whether you are a registered member of the Service.
In addition to these Terms of Service, you may enter into other agreements with us or others that will govern your use of the Service or related services offered by us or others. If there is any contradiction between these Terms of Service and another agreement you enter into applicable to specific aspects of the Service, the other agreement shall take precedence in relation to the specific aspects of the Service to which it applies. As used herein, “Users” means anyone who accesses and/or uses the Site.
Changes to these Terms of Service
We may make changes to these Terms of Service from time to time. If we do this, we will post the changed Terms of Service on the Site and will indicate at the top of this page the date the Terms of Service were last revised. You understand and agree that your continued use of the Service or the Site after we have made any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
The portion of our Service (and certain pages of the Site) that relate to the viewing of actual investment opportunities or to making investments in the securities offered therein are available only to certain qualified, registered and authorized users. Such portions of our Service and the Site may thus not be available in all jurisdictions or to all Users.
For persons resident in the United States, only “accredited investors” as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), with a valid User ID and password, are authorized to access such services and web pages (such persons being (“Accredited Investors”)). In general, to qualify as an Accredited Investor, individuals must have a net worth of more than $1 million (excluding their primary residence), or gross income for each of the last two years of at least $200,000 ($300,000 jointly with their spouse) with the expectation of a similarly qualifying income during the current year. In some cases, you may be required to provide supporting documents to issuers that provide proof that you are an Accredited Investor. Such authorization may require completion of an Accredited Investor questionnaire and satisfactory background information screening. Your failure to provide any information and documentation requested to confirm your status as an Accredited Investor will be cause for CityVest to immediately discontinue your use of the Service by preventing your access to the Website and the Service.
Persons who are resident outside of the United States are allowed access to such investment opportunities only if such access does not violate the laws of their country of residence. Our services (and certain pages of the Site) that relate to the viewing of actual investment opportunities or to making investments in the securities offered therein may not be used by any person or entity in any jurisdiction where the provision or use thereof would be contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations of any governmental authority or where CityVest is not authorized to provide such information or services.
Securities Offerings; No Professional Advice Provided
The securities offered on the Website have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, in reliance on the exemptive provisions of Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and Regulation D and Rule 506, and/or Regulation S, promulgated thereunder. Securities sold through private placements are restricted and not publicly traded, and are therefore illiquid. Neither the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved, passed upon or endorsed the merits of any offering on this Website.
CityVest is not a registered broker-dealer, funding portal, or investment advisor and does not conduct any activity that would require such registration.
Investment overviews on the Site contain summaries of the purpose and principal business terms of the investment opportunities. Such summaries are intended for informational purposes only and do not purport to be complete, and each is qualified in its entirety by reference to the more detailed discussions contained in the investor document package relating to such investment opportunity. The information contained in the Website has been prepared by CityVest without reference to any particular user's investment requirements or financial situation, and potential investors are encouraged to consult with professional tax, legal and financial advisors before making any investment.
You may not become a beneficial owner of 20% or more of any issuer's outstanding voting equity securities (an “Issuer Covered Person”) without becoming subject to certain “bad actor” disqualifying events described in Rule 506(d) (a “Disqualifying Event”). You represent that you are not subject to a Disqualifying Event and that you will promptly notify CityVest in writing should any Disqualifying Events be applicable to you. CityVest is not liable or responsible for making Rule 506(e) disclosures, nor for determining whether any Issuer Covered Person is subject to a Disqualifying Event.
Prohibited Conduct (Including Non-Circumvention Restriction)
By using the Site, you agree that CityVest has expended significant time and effort developing its base of sponsoring real estate operating companies and borrowers, and in view thereof you agree that, for a period through and until two (2) years following any termination of your account, you may not solicit, initiate, encourage, or engage in discussions or negotiations with any sponsoring real estate operating company or other third party introduced to you by CityVest, or from whom you otherwise find out about the party and/or the project, without the express written permission of CityVest or such other relevant party. This provision shall survive any termination of these Terms of Service.
Our Site contains confidential information (“Confidential Information”), much of which pertains to the investments listed on our platform. Confidential Information includes all technical and non-technical data. You agree that all Confidential Information will be kept in confidence and that you will only use the Confidential Information for the purposes for which it was disclosed. To the extent applicable, you will not modify, reverse engineer, decompile, create other works from, or disassemble any such Confidential Information unless otherwise specified in writing by the disclosing party. These restrictions will not apply to Confidential Information to the extent it (a) was in the public domain at the time of disclosure; (b) became publically available after disclosure without breach of this agreement; (c) was lawfully received from a third party without such restrictions; (d) was known to you without such restrictions prior to your access to it via our Site; (e) was independently developed by you without breach of this agreement; (f) was generally made available to third parties by CityVest without such restriction; or (g) is required by applicable law.
You agree to use the Site and Service only for purposes that are legal, proper and in accordance with these Terms and any applicable law, rules or regulations. You may not:
- Use the Service in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Service, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Service;
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, the Service, or the computer systems or networks connected to the Service through hacking, password mining or any other means;
- Create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses;
- Utilize any data provided on the Site (including third-party provided data) for purposes other than evaluating listed investment opportunities;
- Transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, or any items of a destructive nature;
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
- Upload, post, email or transmit, or otherwise make available through the Service any inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or unlawful content;
- Upload, post, email or transmit, or otherwise make available through the Service any content that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party, unless you are the owner of such rights or have the permission of the owner to post such content;
- Upload, post, email or transmit, or otherwise make available through the Service any materials that promote pyramid schemes, chain letters or disruptive commercial messages or advertisements, or anything else prohibited by law;
- Run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Service;
- Use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site, including to engage in the practices of "screen scraping," "database scraping" or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining content or other information;
- Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service, including to utilize framing techniques to enclose any Content or other proprietary information, place pop-up windows over the Site's pages, or otherwise affect the display of the Site's pages;
- Download any file posted by another user that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
- Impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of any materials;
- Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Service;
- Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the Service or collect information about its Users for any unauthorized purpose;
- Submit content that falsely expresses or implies that such content is sponsored or endorsed by CityVest, any of its affiliates or any third parties;
- Use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose (including, without limitation, in violation of any United States federal and state securities or blue sky laws or regulations, securities exchange or self-regulatory organization's rules or regulations, or equivalent laws or regulations in foreign jurisdictions);
- Promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities or promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual;
- Share or disclose with anyone any information obtained through the Service about any investment offerings; or
- Use the Service for any commercial purpose whatsoever other than for your personal use, including (without limitation) soliciting other users for investments of any kind, offering or selling any products or services of any kind, and making investment recommendations to other users.
Registration Data; Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to us, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the service. Company will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
Proprietary Rights in Site Content; Limited License
All content on the Site, including but not limited to designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the “Site Content”), are our proprietary property with all rights reserved. No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission, except that, if you are eligible for use of the Site, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Site and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Site Content solely for your personal use, provided that you keep such portions confidential and all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. You may not republish Site Content on any internet, intranet or extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation, and any other use of the Site Content is strictly prohibited. Any use of the Site or the Site Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of the Company, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Service shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable by us at any time without notice and with or without cause.
By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will not expire.
You may review personal information (including credit data) posted by other Users on the Site, but you are not authorized to disclose or otherwise use such information for any purpose other than assessing the creditworthiness of other Users.
If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to our Designated Agent as set forth below:
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
Attn: General Counsel
Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification should be Sent: 110 East 59th Street, 22nd fl., New York, NY 10022
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: (212) 593-1600
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: info@CityVest.com
To meet the notice requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), the notification must be a written communication that includes the following: (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; (v) a statement that the complaining party has 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; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, the registrations of Users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also, at our sole discretion, limit access to the Site and/or terminate the registrations of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Consent to Electronic Transactions and Disclosures
Because CityVest operates largely on the Internet, it is necessary for you to consent to transact business with us online and electronically. Before you decide to do business electronically with CityVest, you must satisfy the following computer hardware and software requirements: access to the Internet; an email account and related software capable of receiving email through the Internet; a web browser which is SSL-compliant and supports secure sessions, such as Internet Explorer 5.0 or above and Netscape Navigator 6.0 or above, or the equivalent software; and hardware capable of running this software.
CityVest generally receives all payments, and make all disbursements, through electronic funds transfers (ACH transfers) using the bank (or other financial institution) account information you provide to us. You authorize such bank or other financial account to pay any amounts described herein, and authorize CityVest to make any and all investment disbursements, to such account. You agree to provide CityVest updated information regarding your bank or other account upon CityVest's request and at any time that the information earlier provided is no longer valid.
As part of doing business with CityVest, you must also consent to our giving you certain disclosures electronically, either via our Site or to the email address you provide to us. By agreeing to the Terms of Service, you agree to receive electronically all documents, communications, notices, contracts, and agreements, including any IRS Form 1099 or other tax forms, schedules or information statements, arising from or relating to your registration as an investor on our Site, any investments you may make, your use of this Service, and the servicing of any investment you may make (each, a “Disclosure”), from CityVest or any service provider either of us may use. An IRS Form 1099 refers to any Form 1099 or other Form, Schedule or information statement, including corrections of such documents, required to be provided pursuant to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations and that may be provided electronically (each, an “IRS Form 1099”). The decision to do business with CityVest electronically is yours. This document informs you of your rights concerning Disclosures.
Your consent to receive Disclosures and transact business electronically, and our agreement to do so, applies to any transactions to which such Disclosures relate, whether between you and CityVest. Your consent will remain in effect for so long as you are a User and, if you are no longer a User, will continue until such a time as all Disclosures relevant to transactions that occurred while you were a User have been made.
You may not withdraw such consent as long as you have outstanding any investments made through the Site. If you have no outstanding investments made through the site and wish to withdraw consent to doing business electronically, we will terminate your registered user account with us.
You also expressly consent to receiving calls and messages, including auto-dialed and pre-recorded message calls, and SMS messages (including text messages) from us, our affiliates, marketing partners, agents and others calling at their request or on their behalf, at any telephone numbers that you have provided or may provide in the future (including any cellular telephone numbers). Your cellular or mobile telephone provider will charge you according to the type of plan you carry.
If you are accessing our site and the Disclosures electronically via a mobile device (such as a smart phone, tablet, and the like), in addition to the above requirements you must make sure that you have software on your mobile device that allows you to print and save the Disclosures presented to you during the application process. These applications can be found for most mobile devices in the device's respective "app store". If you do not have these capabilities on your mobile device, please access our site through a device that provides these capabilities.
You consent to the delivery of tax documents (such as Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Schedule K-1) through CityVest.com. You understand that You may withdraw this consent before my tax document is furnished. In providing this consent, You also acknowledge that You have received CityVest’s Information on the Electronic Delivery of Tax Documents, included below.
You further understand and agree to each of the following:
- As long as my consent remains in effect, CityVest may provide all Communications to me electronically in lieu of providing paper Communications.
- Hardware and software that You will need. Electronic Communications may be provided to me via e-mail and/or the Platform. In order to view and retain the Communications, my computer hardware and software must, at a minimum, be capable of accessing the Internet, with connectivity to an Internet Service Provider or any other capable communications medium, and with software capable of viewing and printing a *.pdf file created by Adobe Acrobat. Further, You must have a personal e-mail address capable of sending and receiving e- mail messages to and from CityVest. To print the documents, You will need access to a printer compatible with my hardware and the required software.
- If these software or hardware requirements change in the future, CityVest will notify me through the Platform.
- To facilitate these services, You must provide CityVest with my current e-mail address and update that information as necessary. Unless otherwise required by law, You will be deemed to have received any electronic Communications that are sent to the most current e-mail address that You have provided to CityVest.
- CityVest will not assume liability for non-receipt of notification of the availability of electronic Communications in the event my e-mail address on file is invalid, my e-mail or Internet service provider filters the notification as “spam” or “junk mail,” there is a malfunction in my computer, browser, Internet service and/or software, or for any other reasons beyond the control of CityVest.
Information on Electronic Delivery of Tax Documents
These provisions relate to my consent above to CityVest’s provision of tax documents to me electronically. Prior to furnishing the tax documents electronically, the IRS requires that CityVest provide each investor with the following information:
- If You do not consent to receive the tax document electronically, a paper copy will be provided.
- My consent continues for every tax year until You withdraw my consent.
- You may log into My Account at CityVest.com to access and print my tax documents. You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the document and a device connected to my computer that can print. In the event a tax document is too large to open in the browser, You will be prompted by a dialog box to save the file to a location on my computer and open it using Acrobat Reader.
- To withdraw consent, You may call CityVest at 917-747-3091 to request to withdraw my consent.
- If My Account is closed, my request for electronic delivery of tax documents will automatically terminate, and You will receive a paper copy of my tax documents by mail at the address that You have provided to CityVest.
- You may update my contact information by calling CityVest at 917-747-3091.
- My tax documents are maintained for 10 years on CityVest.com in case You ever need to access them again.
You must keep us informed of any change in your e-mail address, your home mailing address, or your telephone number so that we can maintain communications with you about your authorization as a registered User and so that you can continue to receive all Disclosures in a timely fashion. You can contact us by e-mail at info@CityVest.com or by calling us at 212-593-1600. You may also reach us in writing to us at the following address: CityVest Capital Inc., 110 East 59th Street, 22nd fl. New York, NY 10022.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
The Company does not guarantee the accuracy of any User Content or Third Party Content. Although we provide rules for User conduct and postings, we do not control and are not responsible for what Users post on the Site and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter on the Site or in connection with any User Content or Third Party Content. The Company is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Site or Service. The Company cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results (relating to investments or otherwise) from use of the Site and/or the Service.
The Site and the Service may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. The Company assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User communications. The Company is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the Site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Users or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will the Company be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any User Content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Site or the Service, any User Content or Third Party Content posted on or through the Site or the Service or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between Users of the Site, whether online or offline.
The Company reserves the right to change any and all content contained in the Site and any Services offered through the Site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Company.
Limitation on Liability
EXCEPT IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE SUCH PROVISIONS ARE RESTRICTED AND EXCEPT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS, IN NO EVENT WILL CITYVEST OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, STOCKHOLDERS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY OF THE SITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, EXCEPT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAW OR OTHER LAWS, YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY, AND SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FROM ANY OF CITYVEST OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, STOCKHOLDERS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.
CERTAIN FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES OR LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Governing Law; Arbitration
By visiting or using the Site and/or the Service, you agree that the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws that would require or permit the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction, will govern these Terms of Service. By agreeing to the Terms and using the Website and the Service, you agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in Delaware for all purposes, and you agree to waive, to maximum extent permitted by law, any right to a trial by jury for any matter. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by you and us, any dispute arising out of or relating to the Terms, or any breach thereof, shall be finally resolved by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, or such arbitration body as required by law, rule or regulation, and final judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitration will be conducted in the English language before a single arbitrator in Delaware. Such arbitration must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either CityVest or you may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief without breach of this arbitration provision.
Investor Members: Securities Matters
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Site or the Service (“Submissions”), provided by you to Company are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Company. Company shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement or compensation to you.
The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of these Terms of Service is held invalid, the remainder of these Terms of Service shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Service shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Service and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Please visit our FAQ page for more information; you may also contact us via email at info@CityVest.com.