Intended Use of Website
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BSLF may reject any application to register an individual or an organization or entity for failure to achieve validation through available methods or otherwise meet BSLF’s registration requirements. Your registration and the use of any third-party site is subject to the terms and conditions and policies of such sites and BSLF is not responsible or liable for any harm resulting from the use or misuse of those sites, including when such harm could or does affect your account on this website or use of the website.
Registered Account Obligations
The named registered user of an investor account is the only person that may use the account and it may not be transferred to anyone else. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and to periodically change your password to maintain security. If you have concerns that your username or password may have been compromised and suspect that unauthorized access to your account or the website has occurred, you must immediately contact BSLF through a secure method (which may not be through your website account).
Content Use Limitations
Your use of the website and its videos, webinars, images, infographics, alerts, text, articles, assessments, checklists, forms, ratings, design, data, source code, analytics, photos, software, trademarks, copyrights, and other information (“Content”) may only be used for the lawful and intended purposes expressly authorized by BSLF. If you access this website from outside the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction, as well as any restrictions that you may be subject to by a department of the United States government. Any misuse or unauthorized use of the website and its Content, or other violations of the Terms may violate Applicable Law (see below), including without limitation SEC regulations and applicable state securities laws, copyright laws (including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act), trademark laws, the laws of privacy, laws of publicity, identity theft and communications statutes and regulations, in which case BSLF is authorized to terminate your account and access to the website at any time and without notice and report you to the appropriate authorities and other interested parties.
Prospective Investor Accounts
Any person or entity that is considering making an investment with a Company that posts its fundraising plans on the website, or, after the fundraising plan becomes a qualified offering, makes an investment, does so at his or her own risk. All investment carries risk that you may lose some or all of your investment. The investments and strategies discussed on the website may not be suitable for all investors and are not obligations of BSLF or its affiliates or guaranteed by BSLF or its affiliates.
No Content on the website is a replacement for performing your own due diligence, exercising good judgement, and seeking financial, investment, tax or legal advice from qualified and licensed professionals with knowledge of your personal circumstances. Any registered financial, legal or tax representatives or firm working for or with BSLF or communicating with you or users in general through the website are not your personal advisors and do not have knowledge about your personal circumstances and anything they post is for informational purposes only and may not be accurate to your situation and you agree that you shall not rely on Content on the website in making personal decisions about an investment or the potential legal, tax or financial consequences of such investment. You are encouraged to seek personal professional advice from qualified and licensed professionals. BSLF makes no representations that the Content is appropriate for use in all locations, or that the transactions, securities, products, instruments, or services discussed on this site are available or appropriate for sale or use in all jurisdictions or countries, or by all investors or counterparties. By making available information on the Website, BSLF does not represent that any investment vehicle is available or suitable for any particular user. All persons and entities accessing the Website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.
You are solely responsible for your investment decisions. While you may be asked about your identity, individual financial circumstance and investment experience and sophistication during your engagement with the website, BSLF and its advisors and vendors are not responsible to verify the veracity of the information that you provide, even if you certify to its truth or undergo a suitability review. Whether you are an “Accredited Investor,” as such is defined under securities law, or a non-accredited investor, or an institutional investor, BSLF and the Companies seeking investment are relying on your representations with respect to your investment experience, your financial status and your eligibility to invest. You may, further, be held personally liable for your fraud, negligence and other bad acts that may result from any false representations you make.
Investing Is at Your Own Risk
All investments involve risk and may lose value. The value of your investment can go down depending upon market conditions. BEFORE CONTRIBUTING TO ANY INVESTMENT, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO READ THE FUND’S PROSPECTUS OR OFFERING MATERIALS.
This website is for information purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice. The information on this website does not constitute a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS, AND ANY EXPECTED RETURNS OR HYPOTHETICAL PROJECTIONS MAY NOT REFLECT ACTUAL FUTURE PERFORMANCE. FURTHERMORE, PAST RETURNS MAY REFLECT THE PERFORMANCE OF ASSETS FOR A FINITE TIME, OR DURING A PERIOD OF EXTREME MARKET ACTIVITY. ALL INVESTMENTS INVOLVE RISK AND MAY RESULT IN PARTIAL OR TOTAL LOSS. There can be no assurance that an investment mix or any projected or actual performance shown on the website will lead to the expected results shown or perform in any predictable manner. It should not be assumed that investors will experience returns in the future, if any, comparable to those shown or that any or all investors on the website experienced such returns.
In considering any performance information shown on the website, one should bear in mind that past or targeted performance is not indicative of future results, and there can be no assurance that any issuer will achieve comparable results or that target returns will be met. PROJECTED AND/OR HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE DOES NOT REPRESENT AN ACTUAL INVESTMENT IN ANY OFFERINGS AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE POTENTIAL EFFECT OF MATERIAL ECONOMIC AND MARKET RELATED FACTORS, AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE OR EXPERIENCE OF ANY GIVEN INVESTOR ON THE BSLF WEBSITE. Nothing contained on the website should be deemed to be a prediction for projection of future performance of any issuer. Prospective investors should make their own investigations and evaluations of the information contained herein. Each prospective investor should consult its own attorney, business adviser and tax adviser as to legal, business, tax and related matters concerning the information contained herein and such offering.
The information shown on the website uses or includes information compiled from sources outside of BSLF and its affiliates. While such information is believed to be reliable for the purposes used herein, neither BSLF, nor any of its affiliates or partners, members or employees, assume any responsibility for the accuracy of such information. Unless otherwise indicated, the information on the website has not been reviewed, compiled or audited by any independent third-party or public accountant. Actual investors on the website may experience different results from any hypothetical results shown. There is a potential for loss, as well as gain, which is not reflected in the hypothetical information portrayed. The hypothetical performance results shown do not represent the results of actual investment activity but were achieved by means of the retroactive application of a model designed with the benefit of hindsight. Investors should carefully review the additional information presented on the website as part of any hypothetical calculation.
Some of the statements contained on the website are forward-looking statements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the project’s actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially and adversely different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. An investment in any issuer available on the website involves substantial risks, including risk of partial or total loss of investment, and each investor should carefully consider the Risk Factors contained in each issuer’s offering circular, private placement memorandum, or prospectus. Except as required by law, neither BSLF nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations. The information presented regarding each issuer’s offering, including information regarding financial status, business strategy, investment objectives, historical performance, projections, redemption plans, etc., merely constitute a summary of such information and is qualified in its entirety by the disclosure contained in each issuer’s offering circular, private placement memorandum, or prospectus. There can be no guarantee that any issuer available on the website will achieve its business objectives or that it will become profitable.
Termination of Account
BSLF may suspend or terminate your investor account and your ability to use the website at anytime for any lawful reason without prior notice and BSLF accepts no liability for any harm that may be caused, directly or indirectly, by such suspension or termination.
Use of the Website and Content
You agree that the Content cannot by copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express advance written consent of an officer of BSLF or the applicable licensor. You may not modify, participate in the sale or transfer of, or create any derivative works based on any part of all of the Content. Using Content, including by linking, framing, or mirroring for any purpose, is prohibited without the express advance written consent of an officer of BSLF.
Availability of Website
BSLF does not warrant the website, its Content or any services provided or offered on the website will be uninterrupted, timely, or virus or error free. You agree not to modify, damage, disrupt, disable, overburden, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation, security or maintenance of the website or the rights or use and enjoyment of the website by any other person or entity in any manner. By using the website you release BSLF, its employees, contractors, advisors, vendors, agents, and affiliates against any and all loss, damage, and claims, in whatever manner, howsoever caused arising from or related to your use of the website.
Disclaimers, Exclusions, and Limitations of Liability
The information and services provided on this website are provided “AS IS” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, BSLF disclaims all warranties, including, but not limited to, any warranty of non-infringement of third-party rights and any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. BSLF does not warrant, either expressly or impliedly, the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained on this website and does not warrant that the functions contained in this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website will be free of viruses or other harmful components. BSLF expressly disclaims all liability for errors and omissions in the materials on this website and for the use or interpretation by others of information contained on the website.
BSLF SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, DELAY, OR UNAVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING LOSS OF MONEY, INABILITY TO CONCLUDE AN INVESTMENT, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT AND FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO YOUR COMPUTER, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS, PROGRAMS, AND THE DATA THEREON. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BSLF OR ITS AFFILIATES, ADVISORS AND VENDORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING GENERAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) OF ANY KIND WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR NEGLIGENCE ARISING OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE BY ANY PARTY OF THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, OR ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE THAT IS LINKED TO BY THE WEBSITE, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES.
Choice of Law
The laws of the State of Illinois govern these Terms. Venue for any Dispute arising from your use of the website or otherwise under these Terms and Conditions shall be in Illinois. BSLF makes no representation that the website is operated in compliance with the laws of any nation but the United States. If you are located outside the United States, you view this website and access the website at your own risk and initiative.
This website and the Content posted on it or made available through it shall not constitute an offer or solicitation and may not be treated as an offer or solicitation: (i) in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation is against the law; (ii) to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation; or (iii) if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so. Any securities that may be offered on the website can only be marketed in certain jurisdictions. You acknowledge and agree that it is solely your responsibility to be aware of the applicable laws and regulations of your country and U.S. state of residence.
Failure of BSLF to insist upon strict performance of any provision of the Terms or the failure of BSLF to exercise any right or remedy to which it is entitled shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not affect the validity of the Terms, or any part, or BSLF’s right to enforce each and every provision. If any of the Terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from the Terms and the remaining Terms will continue to apply.