Terms & Conditions

We are pleased that you have chosen FEM-START to help with your online educational needs.

The following pages create the terms and conditions of a contract between you and us which covers: (a) your use of our website; and (b) how we make our learning program available to you.


The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) apply to our provision and your use of the information, services and materials (“Online Courses”) through the FEM-START website (the “Website”) including you visiting and browsing the Website (being a “Visitor”) and registering with FEM-START as a student and member of the FEM-START community (a “User”) and/or purchasing a membership access via our Website (a “Membership”).

Please read these Terms carefully. These Terms are not negotiable. If you do not agree to them, you must stop using the Website and the Online Content and Courses immediately.

1. About Us

1.1. In these Terms, references to “we” or “us” are to FEM-START BV, a company incorporated in the Netherlands (registered number 58561129 ) whose registered address is at Rijswijkseplein 137, 2516 GZ Den Haag, The Netherlands.

1.2. In these Terms, references to “you” or “your” are references to you whether as a User or Visitor.

1.3. FEM-START offers Online Courses together with mentoring and advisory services.

1.4. If you have any questions about these Terms or wish to contact us for any reason please send us an email at info@fem-start.com.

2. Using the Website (User conduct)

2.1. By using this Website and the Online Courses, you confirm that you have read, agree and are in compliance with these Terms and the Policies (each as amended from time to time). Use of the Website and access to the Online Content by anyone under the age of 13 is strictly prohibited.

2.2. Your use of and access to this Website and the Online Courses are subject to the following conditions (“Acceptable Use Conditions”), and you agree that failure to comply with any one of the Acceptable Use Conditions will constitute a breach of these Terms. The Acceptable Use Conditions are as follows:

2.2.1. You agree to use the Website and access the Online Courses only for lawful purposes and your use of the Website and Online Courses is in no way unlawful or fraudulent, and does not have the intention or effect of damaging us or the mentors and advisors involved in the FEM-START project.

2.2.2. You agree not to use or access the Website or the Online Courses for the purpose of contacting, harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;

2.2.3. You agree not to distribute all or any part of the Website or Online Courses in any medium without our prior written consent.

2.2.4. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website or the Online Courses;

2.2.5. You agree not to access the Website or Online Courses through any technology other than the software provided by us or enabled via APIs or other generally available third-party web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari;

2.2.6. You agree not to (and will not attempt to) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Website or any features that: (i) prevent or restrict the use or copying of content; or (ii) enforce any limitations on you, the use of the Website or access to the Online Courses;

2.2.7. You agree not to use or access the Website or Online Courses for any commercial uses or for the benefit of any third party.

2.2.8. You agree to use the Website and access the Online Courses in a way which does not infringe the rights of third parties or restrict or prevent anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Website, Online Courses;

2.2.9. You agree not to ask for, collect or harvest any personal data of any Visitor or User of the Website or Online Courses;

2.2.10. You will not copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any content contained on the Website (including without limitation the Online Courses) for any other purpose other than as permitted by these Terms without our prior written consent;

2.2.11. You agree not to use any high volume, automated, or electronic means to access the Website or the Online Courses (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts);

2.2.12. You agree not to frame the Website or the Online Courses, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages;

2.2.13. You agree not to access or attempt to access any other Visitor or Users’ account or falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to misrepresenting your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;

2.2.14. You agree not to force headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Website; and

2.2.15. You agree not to send, knowingly receive, submit, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these Terms and the Policies.

2.3. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Website and Online Courses which we provide may change from time to time without prior notice to you.

2.4. You acknowledge and agree that we may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Website, Online Courses (or any part of the Online Content and Courses) to you or to Users generally for whatever reason, at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you.

3. Registration and Accounts

3.1. Any Visitor can view the Website, but in order to participate fully in all activities on the Website and take part in the Online Courses, you must register for a personal account on the Website (a “User Account”) by providing a name, an email address, payment details, address and a password. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or your access information to your User Account with any third party for any reason.

3.2. By registering with FEM-START for a User Account, you agree (in addition to the Acceptable Use Conditions above) that you:

3.2.1. are, and will continue to be, registered for the Website only once and will not set up multiple User Accounts;

3.2.2. will not let anyone else use your User Account;

3.3. If you are disqualified for any reason under paragraphs 3.2.1 and/or 3.2.2, we may prohibit your access or revoke your access temporarily or stop your participation in the Online Courses.

4. Licence to use

4.1. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a fully revocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited right and licence:

4.1.1. to access, internally use and display the Website and Online Courses as an individual only at your location solely as necessary to browse and/or participate in the Online Courses as permitted by these Terms; and

4.1.2. to download permitted content from the Online Courses so that you may exercise the rights granted to you by these Terms.

4.2. You must abide by all copyright notices or restrictions contained on the Website or the Online Courses. You may not delete any attributions or legal or proprietary notices on the Website or the Online Courses.

5. Copyright Policy

5.1. It is our policy that any content included on the Website or within the Online Courses that infringes or is likely to infringe, the intellectual property rights of any third party will be removed from the Website as soon as possible after we are made aware of such infringement or potential infringement.

5.2. If you are the owner of intellectual property rights, or are authorized to act on behalf of an owner, or authorized to act under any exclusive right, you should report any alleged infringements of your intellectual property rights taking place on or through the Website by sending an email at info@fem-start.com containing at a minimum the details outlined in paragraph 5.4 below.

5.3. We will take whatever action, in our sole discretion, we deem appropriate, including the removal of the challenged content.

5.4. When you notify us in accordance with paragraph 5.2, your written Copyright Infringement Notice must contain the following:

5.4.1. a statement telling us you believe that you have found content on the Website which you believe infringes your intellectual property rights;

5.4.2. which country your intellectual property rights apply to;

5.4.3. the title of the content concerned and the full URL for access to that content;

5.4.4. a statement explaining how the content infringes your intellectual property rights;

5.4.5. your mailing address, telephone number and email address so that we can contact you;

5.4.6. a statement that the information contained in the notice is accurate and that you are the owner of the intellectual property rights or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings in respect of its use; and

5.4.7. your signature (an electronic signature is sufficient).

5.5. We will be acting in our sole discretion, terminate User Accounts and access to the Website and Online Courses if a User has been notified of infringing activity twice or more (regardless of whether the User has taken appropriate action as we may direct).

6. FEM-START’s Intellectual Property Rights

7.1. We are the owner or the licensee of all necessary intellectual property rights in all aspects of the Website and Online Courses including but not limited to the technology, source code, all content, software, scripts, images, graphics and audio (the “Online Content”). The Online Content is protected to the fullest extent possible by copyright laws. All such rights are reserved. You agree that the Online Content remains our property of us and that all updates and modifications to the Online Content will vest in us. You also agree that you have no rights in or to the Online Content other than the right to use it in accordance with the terms of the licence in paragraph 4 above.

7. Governing Law

7.1. These Terms, your use and access to the Website, and all other policies issued by us whether referred to by us herein or not are governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands.

7.2. Any or all disputes arising between you and us (whether contractual or non-contractual) in connection with your access and use of the Website, including as to the validity of these Terms or policy issued by us, will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of The Netherlands. For any dispute between you and us, you agree that you will first attempt to resolve it with us informally. In the unlikely event that we are unable to resolve the dispute in this manner within 28 days of the dispute being notified in writing, we both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of The Netherlands to resolve any such dispute.

7.3. Notwithstanding paragraph 7.2, you agree that we are permitted to apply for injunctive remedies (or any other types of interim relief) in any jurisdiction at any time.

8. Changes to the website and these Terms

8.1. We may update or amend these Terms (as well as our Policies or any other guidance we issue) from time to time to comply with the law or to meet our changing business requirements. When we update our Terms or Policies, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the Website and you are advised to check this page every time you use the Website

8.2. For any operational, regulatory, legal or other reason, we reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue all of the Online Courses with or without notice to you and we will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modifications, suspension or termination. By continuing to use the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms of these updates and amendments.

9. Changes to the Membership

When purchasing a Membership option via the Website, you can:

9.1. Suspend the Membership, via the “My Account” section of the website. In such case the Membership will be automatically canceled and the next payment will not be debited from your account.

9.2. Pause the Membership temporarily; in such case you have the option to pause the Membership for which the payment will be deactivated temporarily as well. When you decide to reactivate the Membership the payment of the selected Membership will be reactivated as well. 

For any questions regarding the purchase, cancellation, pause or reactivation of the Membership, please send an email at info@fem-start.com.

Updated 11 March 2023