Terms of Use

These terms went into effect January 19, 2015, at 12. a.m. Central Time and apply to all projects launched on MOLECURESTM on or after this date.


I. Welcome to moleCuresTM

Welcome to moleCuresTM. By using this website and services (collectively, the “Services”) offered by moleCures Inc. (collectively, “moleCures,” its affiliates, agents, parents, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, employees, officers, and directors), you agree to the binding Terms (“the Terms”) set forth here. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and all other rules and guidelines on our website, which may include applications developed by us or by a third-party (collectively, the “Site”), including our Rules for Starting Projects and Campaigns.


These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) form a binding agreement between You and moleCures, and govern Your access to and use of our web site www.molecures.com, including, without limitation, any content, information, products or services offered therein or that You post or submit thereto.


We may change these terms from time to time, and any such changes shall become effective immediately upon being posted to the Site. It is solely Your responsibility to view such changes to the Terms. By continuing to use moleCures after a change, you have accepted the new terms. “You” refers to the individual accessing the site and the corporation for which that individual works if applicable; it applies to registered users and non-registered users alike; it includes project creators that access the site.

II. Rules of Conduct for Accessing this Site

You can browse moleCures and review posted research projects without registering for anaccount. However, some features of moleCures are not available until You register for an account. Registration is free, but the information that You provide must be accurate and complete. You must be 18 years od, or old enough to enter into a binding contract where you live. MoleCures may ask for your age. Keep your password confidential. Violation of these rules will result in cancelation of your account.


You are responsible for all of the activity on your account. If you learn that unauthorized activity has taken place on your account or that it has been access by someone without your permission, report that information directly to contact@moleCures.com. Because moleCures is used by many people, we must ask that you refrain from activity that might harm others. Below is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited activities.

III. Research Projects and Fundraising

MoleCures is a crowdfunding platform that connects donors to researchers to fast track funding to ground breaking innovations. MoleCures allows certain users (“Researchers”) to list projects (“Projects”) and raise funds from other users (“Donors”, “Supporters”, or “Backers”). All funds are collected through a third party processor (the “Processor”), which we may change from time to time in our sole discretion. MoleCures does not see or possess user credit card information.


You acknowledge and agree that moleCures shall not be liable for Your interactions with any organizations and/or individuals found on or through the moleCures service, and You release and waive any and all claims, demands and/or damages You may have or assert against moleCures arising from or related to any such interactions. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with postings on moleCures. MoleCures does not oversee the performance or punctuality of projects. MoleCures is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred as a result of any such dealings. All dealings are solely between You and other organizations and/or individuals. MoleCures is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between Backers and Researchers, or between site members and any third party. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event of a dispute, You hereby release moleCures, its officers, directors, employees, agents and successors in rights from any and all claims, damages and demands of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and our service.


Though moleCures cannot be held liable for the actions of a Researcher, Researchers arenevertheless wholly responsible for fulfilling obligations both implied and stated in any project listing they create. MoleCures reserves the right, but has no obligation, to cancel, interrupt or suspend a project listing and refund all associated members' payments at any time for any reason. MoleCures reserves the right, but has no obligation, to remove a project listing from public listings for any reason.


MoleCures makes no guarantees regarding the performance or fairness of the Processor. Additionally, moleCures cannot guarantee the full receipt of the targeted amount.


Project Creators may initiate refunds at their own discretion. MoleCures is not responsible for issuing refunds for funds that have been collected by Project Creators.


IV. Payment and Fees

There is no cost to register with moleCures. However, moleCures charges for certain services.When You use a service that has a fee You have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that You will be charged, which we may change from time to time.


You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with Your use of the Site. In the event a listing is removed from the Site for violating these Terms, all fees paid will be non-refundable, unless we determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, that a refund is appropriate.


It is solely Your choice to contribute to a Research Project (the “Project”). You understand that making a contribution to a Project does not give You any rights in or to that Project, including without limitation any ownership, control or distribution rights, and that the Researcher shall be free to solicit other funding for the Project, enter into contracts for the Project, allocate rights in or to the Project, and otherwise direct the Project in its sole discretion. You further understand that nothing in this Agreement or otherwise limits moleCures's right to enter into agreements or business relationships relating to Projects. moleCures does not guarantee that any Project's fundraising goal will be met. Any perks offered to You are between You and the Researcher only, and moleCures does not guarantee that perks will be delivered or satisfactory to You. MoleCures does not warrant the use of any Project funding or the outcome of any Project.


Contributions to Projects are nonrefundable. Under certain circumstances moleCures may, but is under no obligation to, seek the refund of Project funding if the Researcher misrepresents the Project or misuses the funds. You acknowledge and agree that any and all contributions You make are between You, the Researcher and the Processor only, and that moleCures is not responsible for contribution transactions, including without limitation any personal or payment information You provide to the Processor.


MoleCures makes no representations regarding the deductibility of any contribution for tax purposes. Please consult Your tax advisor for more information.


V. Third Party Site

The Site may permit You to link to other web sites or resources on the internet, and other web sites or resources may contain links to the Site. When You access third party web sites, You do so at Your own risk. These other web sites are not under moleCures's control, and You acknowledge and agree that moleCures is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, privacy policies, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such web sites or resources. We encourage You to read the terms of service and privacy statements of each and every web site You visit. The ability to access information of third parties from moleCures, or links to other web sites or locations, is for Your convenience only and the inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by moleCures or any association with the operators of any third party site. You further acknowledge and agree that moleCures shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for, and You hereby release and waive any and all claims, demands and damages against moleCures arising from or in connection with, any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Your use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web site or resource.


VI. Content and License

You agree that the Site contains content specifically provided by moleCures or its partners and that such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Site.


MoleCures grants each user of the Site and/or Service a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use, modify and reproduce the content, solely for personal, non-commercial use. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution or storage of any Content for other than personal, non-commercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from moleCures, which consent may be withheld in our sole discretion, or from the copyright holder identified in such content's copyright notice. You shall not sell, license, rent, or otherwise use or exploit any Content for commercial use or in any way that violates any third party right.


VII. Intellectual Property - Copyright Notifications

At moleCures, we respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask You to do the same. If You believe that Your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the Site, please notify moleCures at contact@moleCures.com. For Your complaint to be valid under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), You must provide the following information in writing:



The above information must be submitted to the moleCures’s DMCA Agent at contact@moleCures.com.


Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying moleCures and its affiliates that Yourcopyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with moleCures's rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding Your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws.


Under federal law, if you knowingly misrepresent that online material is infringing, you may be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury and civil penalties, including monetary damages, court costs, and attorneys’ fees.


In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, moleCures has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at moleCures's sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. MoleCures may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Service and/or terminate the accounts of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.


VIII. Intellectual Property Rights – Project Creators’ Limited License to moleCuresTM

MoleCures provides You with the ability to upload, add, create, submit, distribute, collect, or post ("Submitting" or "Submission") Your videos, audio clips, written forum comments, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, or other information to the Site (collectively, the “User Content”). MoleCures will not have any ownership rights in Your User Content; however, moleCures requires the following license to perform the services made available through the Site.


You hereby grant to moleCures and each user of the Site the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable and transferable license and right to (and to allow others acting on its behalf to) (i) use, host, display, perform and otherwise fully exploit the User Content including, without limitation, use, host, stream, transmit, playback, transcode, copy, display, feature, market, sell, distribute and otherwise exploit ("Host") Your User Content, along with all associated copyrightable works or metadata, including without limitation photographs, graphics, and descriptive text in connection with the services made available through the Site; (ii) use, stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use Your User Content; and (iii) use and publish, and permit others to use and publish, the name(s), trademarks, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of You and the members of Your group, in connection with the provision of the services made available through the Site, in all cases on Your behalf and/or in connection with the Site and moleCures’s (and our successor’s and assigns’) business including, without limitation, for promoting and redistributing all or part of the Site (and derivative works thereof) and the services made available on the Site in any media formats and through any media channels including, without limitation, third party web sites.


By Submitting any User Content to the Site, You hereby represent, warrant, acknowledge and agree that:


Without limiting the foregoing, to enable moleCures to Host Your content pursuant to the above provisions, You hereby grant to moleCures the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, copy, and display Your trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos or similar proprietary rights (collectively, the "Trademarks") solely in connection with the services made available through the Site.


You further acknowledge and agree that moleCures does not endorse and has no control over any User Content. MoleCures cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves. You acknowledge that all content accessed by You through the Site is at Your own risk and You will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom.


IX. Intellectual Property Rights – Creators’ Protection of Patent Rights

Your patent rights must be protected before You post on moleCures. Just as publication of a journal article may result in the loss of patent rights, uploading the description of Your experiment may constitute an enabling disclosure of Your work that may limit Your patent protection. MoleCures is not responsible for the diminution or loss of patent rights. MoleCures does not provide legal advice. It may be advisable to contact a patent attorney about preserving Your rights prior to uploading any information to the Site.


X. Termination

MoleCures may terminate Your access to all or any part of the Site at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with Your membership. If You wish to terminate Your account, You may do so by following the instructions on the Site. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. All provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.


XI. Warranty Disclaimer

MoleCures has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to You. You acknowledge that moleCures has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding any of the following: which users gains access to the Site; what content You access via the Site; what effects the content may have on You; how You may interpret or use the content; or what actions You may take as a result of having been exposed to the content. You release moleCures from all liability for You having acquired or not acquired content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct You to web sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. moleCures makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site, and moleCures will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the services made available through the Site.

Yes, moleCuresTM currently has partnerships with organizations and would be open to discussing partnership opportunities. Please email contact@moleCures.com with the subject, “Partnership Inquiry”.



THE SITE AND THE SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND ARE WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. MOLECURES, AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SITE WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SITE IS OR WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. MOLECURES FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED BY THE SITE, AS WELL AS FOR ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY LINKS RECEIVED THROUGH THE SITE.


Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.


Without limiting the foregoing, You acknowledge and agree that Your use of the Site and all Submissions of User Content shall be at your own risk.


Electronic Communications Privacy Act Notice (18 USC § 2701-2711): MoleCures makes no guarantee of confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the Site or any web site linked to the Site.


MoleCures will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other content stored on moleCures’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with Your use of the Service.


XII. Indemnification

You shall, at Your sole expense, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless moleCures, its affiliates and each of its employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from any and all liabilities, claims, damages, judgments and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from or relate to Your use or misuse of, or access to, the Site, the services or content made available through the Site, Your Submission of User Content, or otherwise from Your use of the Site, violation of these Terms, or infringement by You, or any third party using Your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. MoleCures reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by You, in which event You will assist and cooperate with moleCures in asserting any available defenses.


XIII. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL MOLECURES, OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, REPRESENTATIVES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR THE SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM, ANY (I) LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), (II) BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (III) DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) ONE-HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00). SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


XIV. International

Accessing the Site is prohibited from territories where such Content is illegal. If You access the Site from other locations, You do so at Your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


XV. Questions and Contact Information

Still have questions or comments about the Site or these Terms? Send our team an e-mail directly to contact@moleCures.com. We’d love to hear from You!