There are many great business concepts out there. Some are original and others improve upon old ideas. Many are duplicated by more than one imaginative mind thinking along a similar path.
If you send us a business concept, the ideas or plans outlined in your concept/business summary should be your original ideas. Dow and Dow Venture Capital take no responsibility for protecting your intellectual property rights. Except where such ideas are protected by patents, trademarks or copyrights, Dow and Dow Venture Capital are not liable for any damages whatsoever in connection with the use of the information submitted. Dow Venture Capital may receive similar plans from another party or may be working on the same or similar business within its own organization and/or with affiliate businesses.
The information collected will only be used to ensure that we provide you with an appropriate response based upon the information you provide. We will contact you only if we need additional information to appropriately answer your question or in order to address your need. The contact information you provide, including e-mail address, may be used to respond to your request. We will not use the contact information you provide for product or promotional advertising unless you specifically request to receive product news or information.
Submissions should not disclose any proprietary or confidential information. Dow does not accept any obligation of confidentiality with regard to information submitted during the initial screening process. Such an obligation would prevent Dow Venture Capital from conducting effective due diligence on your idea. If, during these subsequent communications, both you and Dow agree that it is necessary to exchange confidential information, a Confidentiality Agreement will be prepared to enable us to begin exchanging such information.
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We will contact you if we need additional information to appropriately answer your inquiry. Contact information you provide, including e-mail address, may be used to respond to your request. We will not use the contact information you provide for product or promotional advertising unless you specifically request to receive product news or information.