Terms & conditions


1.             How the website can be used

These terms set out the rules for using https://socialimpact.bcgdv.com ("Our Site") operated by BCG Digital Ventures GmbH, ("Us", "We" and "Our") and the content standards that apply when any person visits Our Site ("You" and "Your"),makes contact with Us or other users of Our Site ("Our Users"), link to Our Site, or interacts with Our Site in any way.

2.             What services We offer to You via Our Site


3.             How these terms work

3.1          If You are using Our Site, You accept these terms and agree to comply with them. If You do not agree to these terms, You must not use Our Site.
3.2          We recommend that You print a copy of these terms for future reference.


On our Site, we provide the opportunity to submit your social impact-related business ideas (“IDEAS” and each an “IDEA”). Please note, any idea submitted through the submission form remains your property. We will not acquire ownership or rights in your idea.

However, by submitting your idea, you acknowledge and consent to the following:

  • We will, at our sole discretion, Assess and EVALUATE the submitted ideas.
  • We will select one or more ideas for a pitch event (“Selected Ideas” and each a “Selected Idea”).
  • If your idea becomes a SELECTED idea, we will contact you directly and agree on further terms INDIVIDUALLY. If your IDEA does not become a SELECTED IDea we may or may not notify you accordingly.
  • subject to further agreements we may cooperate with you to further develop one or more of the Selected Ideas. At no point have we promised or will provide funding for an idea.
  • We will, at our sole discretion, Assess and EVALUATE the submitted ideas.

by submitting your IDEA, you expressly acknowledge and consent to the following:

  • We are a venture Builder. As such, we May have been or will be building ventures in areas relating to submitted ideas. Submitting an Idea shall not limit us inour ability to build ventures in the areas relating to a submitted idea.
  • if you feel your idea should remain confidential or otherwise protected, do not submit it as part of our Social Impact Initiative.
  • Submitting an Idea will not result in any contract, partnership or other Contractual relationship between you and Us. You shall have no claims for any performance or payment against us.
  • we may at any time at our sole discretion without prior notice to you change or terminate our social impact initiative. You shall have no claim against us RESULTING from such change or termination.


1.             How to contact Us

You can contact Us via Our Site or by email at socialimpact@bcgdv.com.

2.             How other terms mayapply to You

Our Privacy and Cookies Policy, [add link], will also apply to Your use ofOur Site.

3.             How these terms canbe changed

3.1          We may amend these terms from time to time. Every time You wish to use Our Site, please check these terms to ensureYou understand the terms that apply to use of Our Site at that time.

3.2          We reserve the right to modify, corrector update any information We publish on Our Site from time to time.

4.             How Our Site can be changed

4.1          We may update and change Our Site from time to time to reflect changes to Our Users' needs and Our businesspriorities.

4.2          Our Site is made available to You free of charge. We cannot and do not guarantee the constant and uninterrupted availability of Our Site, but will use Our reasonable endeavours to avoid system downtime. Suspensions of use of Our Site due to server maintenance, updating, failure of communication networks or otherwise are unavoidable but We will use reasonable endeavours to resolve these issues as soon as reasonably practicable.

4.3          We may suspend, withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of Our Site for business and/or operational reasons. We will try to give You reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

4.4          You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access Our Site through Your internet connection are aware of these terms and other applicable terms, and that they comply with the same.

5.             How You may use material on Our Site

5.1          We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in Our Site, and in the material published on it.Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

5.2          You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials You have printed off or downloaded in any way,and You must not use any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, photographs, video or any graphics, separately from any accompanying text.

5.3          Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on Our Site must always be acknowledged.

5.4          You must not use any part of the content on Our Site or any of Our intellectual property rights for commercial purposes without obtaining permission in writing to do so from Us or Our respective licensors.

5.5          If you print off, copy or download any part of Our Site in breach of these terms, Your right to use Our Site will cease immediately and You must, at Our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials You have made.

6.             Relying oninformation on Our Site

6.1          The content on Our Site is provided for information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which You should rely.

6.2          Although We make reasonable efforts to update the information on Our Site, We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on Our Site is accurate, complete or up to date.

7.             We are not responsible for websites We link to

Our Site may contain hyperlinks to third party content or other websites and resources operated by third parties. These links are provided for information only and We are not responsible for the quality or accuracy of this content or these websites.

8.             What We are responsible for

8.1          You agree that access to and use of OurSite and any linked pages is at Your own risk. The information provided on Our Site and on the associated pages cannot be considered as advice of any kind whatsoever. We cannot be held responsible for acts or omissions of Our Users that could interfere with the use of this Site.

8.2          We do not exclude or limit in any way Our liability to You where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or the negligence of Our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

8.3          We and Our associates (including staff members and administrators) assume no responsibility for the content of Our Site and the accuracy of the information on Our Site.

8.4          We and Our associates (including staff members and administrators) cannot be held liable for any damages resulting from a breach of information, files, links or websites accessible or received on Our Site. We advise each of Our Users to use an antivirus program as well asa firewall.

8.5          Subject to clause 8.2, We will not be liable to You, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for:

(a)           any loss of profits, loss of sales or business, loss of contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of use or corruption of software, loss of data or information, loss of or damage to goodwill, in each case whether direct or indirect (and regardless of whether or not such losses were foreseeable or whether You had been advised of the possibility of such losses); or

(b)           any indirect or consequential damages liabilities, claims, demands, proceedings, actions, costs, charges, losses and/or expenses including legal fees and other professional costs however arising under these terms.

8.6          Subject to clause 8.2, Our total liability to You shall not exceed EUR 150 or local currency equivalent in respect of any one event or series of events.

9.             What You should not do

9.1          You acknowledge that We have received explicitconsent to use any information You provide to Us.

9.2          You are authorised to use Our Site only if adult.

9.3          You undertake, while using Our Site to only use Our Site for lawful purposes. You may not use Our Site

(a)           to violate any legal or regulatory provisions and violate the rights of third parties (including intellectual property rights such as copyrights, trademark rights and rights of database producers), or any commitment or contractual relationship that Our User would have vis-à-vis third parties;

(b)           to disseminate misleading, inaccurate, abusive, offensive, illegal or indecent, information, in general or about Us, or information contrary to public order or morality;

(c)           to manipulate information that may be made available on Our Site;

(d)           to damage Our reputation or interests;

(e)           to place content, objects, harmful or annoying files (e.g. viruses) or links to harmful internet sites when using OurSite; and/or

(f)            to perform acts of piracy or hacking against Our system or Our server(s).

11.             Giving up rights

Any delay or failure by Us in exercising, or any waiver by Us of, Our rights under or in connection with these terms will not limit or restrict the future exercise or enforceability of those rights.

12.             Invalid parts of the terms

If any provision (or part of any provision) of these terms is, or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any respect it shall not affect or impair the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision of these terms.

13.             Which law and jurisdiction applies

13.1          If You are a consumer, please note that these website terms and conditions, its subject matter and its formation are governed by German law, and German courts will have exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute relating to the use of Our Site.

13.2          If You are a business, these website terms and conditions, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by German law, and You and Us both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Berlin,Germany.

14.             Your data

If You wish to access the personal information that We are processing about You, or to request its deletion, please see Our PrivacyPolicy for further details and/or contact Us at dataprotection@bcgdv.com.

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