TERMS OF SERVICE
Thank you for your interest in using the online services operated by School Group (hereafter called “SG”). These Terms of Service govern your use of online services, websites, and software provided on or in connection with www.schoolgroup.org (collectively, the “Service”), which are offered through (i) www.schoolgroup.org, (ii) www.learn.schoolgroup.org, and (iii) any other SG website, app or online service which links to these Terms of Service.
If you are a parent or guardian you provide consent for your child to register with the Service, you agree to be bound by these Agreement in respect of such child’s use of the Service.
If you are school personnel and you register a school user, you agree, on behalf of your institution, that the school user is bound by the Agreement, unless your institution has a separate written agreement with School Group that accepts this Agreement on behalf of school users.
A note about Student Data: This Service may be purchased by providers of educational services, such as schools, school districts, or teachers (collectively referred to as “Schools”) that use our services for educational purposes. When SG contracts with a School to provide the Service, we may collect or have access to Student Data (defined below), which may be provided by the School or by the student. We consider such Student Data to be strictly confidential and in general do not use such data for any purpose other than improving and providing our Services to the School or on the school’s behalf. Our collection, use and sharing of Student Data is governed by this Agreement and any applicable laws and regulations including, in the U.S., provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and applicable state laws.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS.
1- THE SERVICE
The Service helps its users to learn and practice various subjects including mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new or improved features to the Service shall be provided subject to this Agreement. You understand and agree that the Service is provided “as-is” and that SG assumes no responsibility for any mistakes, errors, or omissions, including any unavailability of the Service or deletion or loss of any data relating to the Service.
SG grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the Service. You agree that you will not copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by SG for use in accessing the Service.
To use the Service, you must obtain access to the Internet, either directly or through devices that access web-based content and pay any service fees or other costs associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the Internet, including a computer and modem or other access device.
2. ELIGIBILITY AND AUTHORITY
SG does not sell the Service to children, but only to adults who can purchase the Service with a credit card or other permitted payment method. Under some circumstances, the access to the Service may be granted for free. If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, you may use the Service only with the involvement and consent of a parent, legal guardian, or at the direction of your School. Your School may impose additional policies regarding the use of the Service, with which you must comply.
If you open an SG account to provide the Service to students in a School, you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the School with the authority to bind the School to this Agreement, and that you agree to this Agreement on the School’s behalf. If you contact SG to take any action with respect to an account, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary authority to request such action(s) from or on behalf of the account-holder (e.g., a School or Parent). Also, you agree to obtain any necessary parental consent prior to students start using the Service.
3- YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or SG has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, SG has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
4- GENERAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION
SG sells access to the Service to a subscriber in the form of an account. Each account is provided for a term and price subject to certain renewal, cancellation, and other terms and conditions specific to the account (the “Account Terms”). The Account Terms are identified (in order of precedence) in the then-current quote or sales contract for the account, the selections made and account-specific terms disclosed when signing up for the account (which may be confirmed by e-mail), the description of account terms accessible through the SG website when signed in to an appropriate user associated with the account and the default Account Terms set forth below. Each account may have Account Terms in addition to or different from those as set forth in this Agreement, but only to the extent set forth in a signed writing by the account subscriber and an officer of SG.
SG provides a variety of “account types” which may apply depending on the subscriber and the way an SG account is created. Each account type has a default set of Account Terms which apply unless superseded as set forth above. SG reserves the right to provision accounts that do not belong to any of these default account types and/or to provision accounts with different Account Terms regardless of its account type.
- Family Account — A family account is purchased by or for a Parent. Family accounts are generally only available for purchase through the SG website using a credit card. A family account typically includes child profiles that can be used by a Parent’s child at the Parent’s direction. Family account subscriptions are generally for a term of one month, six months, or one year. The term is disclosed at the time of purchase. If multiple terms are available, the term can be selected at the time of purchase or later changed by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Family accounts automatically renew. See Section 6 below for more information about automatic renewal and cancellation of automatically renewing accounts.
- Classroom Account — A classroom account is purchased by or on behalf of a school, such as by a teacher. Classroom accounts may generally be purchased either through the SG website, or by phone or email. A classroom account typically includes a single teacher user and a small number of student users (which may vary depending on the purchase). A classroom account is typically for a term of one year. The term is disclosed at the time of purchase. Classroom accounts do not automatically renew. Action must be taken by the school or its authorized representative (e.g., teacher) to renew and continue using a classroom account past the end of the term. A classroom account is a type of school account. More information relating to school accounts may be found in Section 5 below.
- Site Account — A site account is purchased by or on behalf of a school or school district. Site accounts may be purchased by phone or e-mail. A site account typically includes an unlimited number of teacher users and a set maximum number of student users (which may vary depending on the purchase). A site account may be for a term of one year or longer. The term is disclosed at the time of purchase. Site accounts do not automatically renew. Action must be taken by the school or its authorized representative (e.g., school administrator) to renew and continue using a site account past the end of the term. A site account is a type of school account. More information relating to school accounts may be found in Section 5 below.
Quotes and Proposals: Any quotes or proposals provided by SG are valid only for a limited time and are effective only with the agreement of the relevant parties. Quotes and proposals may be withdrawn by SG at any time in its sole discretion. Quotes and proposals may include information that is proprietary and confidential to SG and to the maximum extent permitted by law may not be disclosed to anyone other than their intended recipient. By requesting and/or accepting receipt of a quote or proposal from SG you agree to keep such quotes or proposals confidential, to not disclose such quotes or proposals to any third party, and to immediately return and/or destroy all quote and proposal materials upon receiving a request to do so from SG. To the extent that public records laws may apply to a quote or proposal provided by SG, you agree to immediately notify SG of any public records request that may result in disclosure of an SG quote or proposal and provide SG all reasonable opportunities to take steps to prevent such disclosure to the maximum extent permitted by law and will reasonably cooperate with SG.
Payments: School accounts have the option to make payment by credit card, check, or other methods at SG’s discretion (contact us for details). Payment must be received by SG no later than 30 days after SG issues an invoice. If SG does not receive payment within 30 days, the invoice is past due and SG reserves the right to suspend access to the affected school account(s) and take collection action. Suspension of an account does not relieve the account-holder of its obligation to pay for the account. SG reserves the right to charge a late fee in the amount of 1% per month or the maximum permitted by law and its reasonable attorney’s fees in securing payment of past due amounts.
Payment security: We never store credit card information on our own systems. Your credit card information is always transmitted securely directly between you and our PCI-DSS Compliant partners.
Cancellation: Except as set forth below or otherwise agreed by SG in a signed writing, accounts may not be canceled until the end of the current term of the account. Unless otherwise provided for herein, all cancellations requested before the end of the then-current term will be effective at the end of the current term.
SG permits early cancellations only in the following circumstances:
- In the event that the Service is permanently discontinued.
- SG otherwise permits early cancellations only to the extent required by applicable law. In the event of such an early cancellation, the parties agree that the account-holder is responsible for all amounts due and payable before the date of early cancellation without pro-ration or to the greatest extent permitted by law. The parties agree that SG’s efforts in selling, provisioning and providing an account are front-loaded and for that reason, proration of fees in the event of early cancellation is not necessary or appropriate.
5- SCHOOL ACCOUNTS AND STUDENT DATA
This Section 5 applies to a School’s use of the Service.
When SG is used by a School for an educational purpose, SG may collect or have access to Student Data that is provided by the School or by a student. “Student Data” is personal information that is directly related to an identifiable student and may include “educational records” as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).
Compliance with Laws. In the U.S., SG may collect and process Student Data as a School Official with a legitimate educational interest pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), 20 U.S.C. § 1232(g). Individually and collectively, we and our School Users agree to uphold our obligations under FERPA, COPPA, the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (“PPRA”), applicable State laws relating to student data privacy, and with all other laws and regulations governing the protection of Student Data.
Use of Student Data. By submitting, providing us access to, or causing us to receive Student Data, you agree that SG may use the Student Data for the purposes of (i) providing the Service, (ii) improving and developing our Service, (iii) enforcing our rights under these Terms, and (iv) as permitted with the School’s or the User’s consent.
Use of De-Identified or Anonymized Student Data. You agree that both before and after the term of the Agreement, SG may collect, analyze, use, and retain data derived from Student Data as well as data about users’ access and use of the Service, for the purpose of operating, analyzing, improving or marketing the Service, developing new products or services, conducting research or other purposes, provided that SG may not share or publicly disclose information that is derived from Student Data unless such data is de-identified and/or anonymized such that it cannot reasonably identify a specific individual.
Use of Personal Information for Marketing. You agree that SG may provide customized content, advertising, and commercial messaging to school, teacher or district administrative users and other non-student users from time to time, provided that such advertisements shall not be based on Student Data. For emphasis, and without limitation, SG shall never use Student Data to engage in targeted advertising.
Student Data Retention. We will not knowingly retain Student Data beyond the time period required to support an educational purpose, unless authorized by a School, student or parent. Many of our users continue to use their accounts for a personal, non-School purpose and may associate their accounts with the account of their Parent. In such cases, the user (or the user’s Parent) shall be responsible for account deletion requests.
Student Data Access and Deletion Requests. You may request that we delete Student Data in our possession at any time by providing such a request in writing, and we shall comply with such request within thirty (30) days, except that SG shall not be required to delete Student Data that has been moved to a personal family account on the Service or as otherwise prohibited by law. A parent or student over the age of 18 seeking to access, modify, correct, or delete personal information in a student account that is connected to a School account will be instructed to contact the School. SG is not required to delete data that has been derived from Student Data if such data is de-identified and/or anonymized such that it cannot reasonably identify a specific individual.
If you still have doubts or questions, then please contact us at email@example.com , or write to us:
Data Privacy Manager
1700 Atlas RD
Cedar Park, TX USA 78613.
Data Security and Breach Notification. We have implemented administrative, physical and technical safeguards designed to secure the personal information in SG’s possession and control from unauthorized access, disclosure and use. If an unauthorized party gains access to or has been disclosed Student Data (a “Security Event”), that we have collected or received through the Service under this Agreement, we will promptly notify the School. If, due to a Security Event which is caused by the acts or omissions of SG or its agents, a notification to an individual, organization or government agency is required under applicable privacy laws, the School shall be responsible for the timing, content, and method of any such legally-required notice and compliance with such laws and SG shall indemnify the School for reasonable costs related to legally-required notifications. With respect to any Security Event which is not caused by the acts or omissions of SG or its agents, SG shall reasonably cooperate with School’s investigation of the Security Event, as School requests, at School’s reasonable expense, but SG shall not indemnify a School for costs associated with the Security Event. SG shall be responsible for the timing, content, cost and method of notice and compliance with such laws as they relate to users that are not associated with a School account.
6- MEMBERSHIP AND BILLING FOR ACCOUNTS WITH AUTOMATIC RENEWAL
This Section 6 applies to accounts that have been created through the Service using a credit card and automatically renew.
You can find specific details regarding your membership with SG at any time. Simply sign in to your SG account, click on the account menu in the upper-right corner, and select Membership details. You may also contact SG with any questions that you may have by contacting us.
Billing and Automatic Renewals.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL FEES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED TO YOUR CARD ON FILE EACH SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD (MONTHLY OR YEARLY), UNTIL YOU CANCEL.
By starting your SG membership, you are expressly agreeing that we are authorized to charge you the membership fee associated with the term of your membership (e.g., monthly or yearly) you chose during registration. Thereafter, we will automatically renew your subscription on each (monthly or yearly) anniversary of your subscription date, and as authorized by you by checking the box demonstrating your consent for automatic monthly/yearly renewals of your subscription during the sign-up process, we will charge your then-current payment method (or to a different payment method if you change your account information) associated with your account with the applicable then-current fee and any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed. Please note that prices and charges are subject to change with notice. As used in this Agreement, “billing” shall indicate either a charge or debit, as applicable, against your Payment Method.
You acknowledge that the amount billed each billing period may vary for reasons that include differing amounts due to changes in your membership plan, and you authorize us to charge your Payment Method for such varying amounts. Payments are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. We may change the fees and charges in effect, or add new fees and charges from time to time, but we will give you advance notice of these changes. If you want to use a different Payment Method or if there is a change in Payment Method, such as your credit card validity or expiration date, you may edit your Payment Method information from your Membership details page. To access your Membership details page, sign in to your SG account, click on the account menu in the upper-right corner, and select Membership details. If your Payment Method reaches its expiration date and you do not edit your Payment Method information or cancel your account (see, “Cancellation” below), you authorize us to continue billing that Payment Method and you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts.
You must cancel your membership before it renews each billing period to avoid billing of the next membership fee to your Payment Method. The membership fee will be billed at the beginning of the paying portion of your membership and each month or year thereafter unless and until you cancel your membership. Sign in to your SG account, click on the account menu in the upper-right corner, and select Membership details to see the commencement date for your next renewal period. We automatically bill your Payment Method each month or year on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your paying membership. Membership charges are fully earned upon payment.
Note: In the event your monthly membership began on a day not contained in a given month, we bill your Payment Method on the last day of such month. For example, if you became a paying member on January 31, your Payment Method would next be billed on February 28.
Cancellation of Automatic Renewals. You may cancel your SG membership at any time, and cancellation will be effective immediately. You will continue to have access to the program until the current billing period ends. We do not provide refunds or credits for any partially used membership periods. To cancel your membership, sign in to your SG account and click the words “Cancel membership” on your Membership details page. Follow the instructions for cancellation under the heading “Cancel Membership.”
Price Changes. We reserve the right to adjust the pricing for our Service, including but not limited to membership subscription plans, in any manner and at any time as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Agreement, any price changes will take effect following posting or other notice to you (e.g., e-mail).
Purchases through Third-Party Stores. If you purchased your SG membership through a third-party store, such as through your Apple iTunes or Google Play account, portions of this Section may not apply to you. Because such a purchase is between you and the third-party store, and not SG, you acknowledge and agree that SG is not responsible for billing for your membership and is not responsible or liable for any claims relating to the billing of your purchase. If you have questions about membership or billing, you should contact the Apple iTunes store directly.
7- ACCOUNT PASSWORD AND SECURITY
You will have a password and account designation upon completing the Service’s registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify SG of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. SG cannot and will not be liable for any unauthorized access to your account or data that arises from your acts or omissions.
SG accounts may not be shared by more than one person or organization unless express authorization is given by SG.
8- USER CONTENT
You are solely responsible for any content that you create, transmit or display while using the Service.
The Service or SG may now or in the future allow Users to submit, post, display, provide, or otherwise make available content such as text, images, comments, questions, and other content or information (any such materials a User submits, posts, displays, provides, or otherwise makes available on the Service is referred to as “User Content“).
We claim no ownership rights over User Content created by you. The User Content you create remains yours.
By submitting, posting, displaying, providing, or otherwise making available any User Content on or through the Service or to SG, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant, to SG a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service and SG’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each User of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under this Agreement.
You must have the legal right to the User Content you submit to the Service. You may not upload or post any User Content to the Service that infringes the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of a third party nor may you upload User Content that violates any third party’s right of privacy or right of publicity. You may post only User Content that you have permission to post by the by the owner or by law.
9- COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
It is our policy to respond to alleged infringement notices that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”).
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the Service, please notify SG’s copyright agent as set forth in the DMCA. For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:
1- An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
2- Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
3- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Service;
4- Information reasonably sufficient to permit SG to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, e-mail address;
5- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and
6- A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
The above information must be submitted to the following DMCA Agent:
DMCA Agent; Legal Department
1700 Atlas Rd
Cedar Park, TX 78613 (USA)
Tel. (646) 601-6116
Fax (646) 601-6116
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.
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying SG and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with SG’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.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, SG has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, Users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. SG 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.
10- SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with and are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with all local laws, regulations, and rules in the jurisdiction(s) in which you reside. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of data exported from the United States or the jurisdiction(s) in which you reside.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold SG, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of (i) content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, including without limitation, User Content, (ii) your use or misuse of the Service, (iii) your connection to the Service, (iv) your violation of the Agreement, (v) your violation of any applicable law or the rights of another person or entity, (vi) your willful misconduct, or (vii) any other party’s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password, or other appropriate security code. SG reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.
12- NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
13- NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES AND MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT
SG may provide notifications, whether required or provided by law or otherwise, to you via e-mail notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on our website, as determined by SG in our sole discretion.
SG may, in its sole discretion, modify or update this Agreement from time to time, which will be reflected in the `date last modified´ set forth below. If we change this Agreement in a material manner, we will update the `Effective Date´ at the top of this page and notify you that material changes have been made to this Agreement. Your continued use of the Services following such update constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms. If you do not agree to any of the terms in this Agreement or to any future terms in a future revision of this Agreement, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, SG shall not make any material change to the Terms that relate to the collection or use of Student Data without first giving notice to the school or parent and providing a choice before the Student Data is used in a materially different manner than was disclosed when the information was collected.
In the event that you have entered into a signed, written agreement with SG in addition to this Agreement, any changes to this Agreement will not be effective as to you until either (a) you affirmatively accept the changes to this Agreement, either electronically or in a signed writing or (b) upon renewal at the end of the current term of your account.
You will not be permitted to continue using the Service and SG reserves the right to cancel your account without notice if you refuse or otherwise fail to accept changes made by SG to this Agreement.
Notices that are required or permitted to be sent to SG must be sent to the following mailing address by certified mail with a copy sent by e-mail.
1700 Atlas Rd
Cedar Park, TX 78613 (USA)
Tel. (646) 601-6116
Fax (646) 601-6116
14- MODIFICATION OR TERMINATION OF SERVICE
SG reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or temporarily discontinue the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that SG shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or temporary discontinuance of the Service. In the event of permanent discontinuance of the Service, SG’s liability is limited to the paid subscription price, pro-rated to the amount of time remaining on the subscription.
You agree that SG, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if SG believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this Agreement may be implemented without prior notice, and you acknowledge and agree that SG may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all data relating to your account and/or bar any further access to the Service. Further, you agree that SG shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet websites or resources. Because SG has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that SG is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that SG shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
16- SG’s PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that information presented to you through the Service is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by SG or advertisers, you agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part. Any automated scraping, harvesting, indexing, mining, or any other extraction of any content from the Service is expressly prohibited.
The Service is protected by copyright and other laws in both the United States and elsewhere. Under the terms of this Agreement, it is expressly forbidden to distribute or reproduce the content of the Service or any portion thereof by any means, including but not limited to electronic and print.
SG reserves the right to cancel your account without refund if it is determined that you have violated this section of the Agreement.
17- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
1- YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
2- SG MAKES NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
3- ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
4- NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SG OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE AGREEMENT.
18- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SG, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
In no event shall SG or its subsidiaries, parent companies, affiliates, licensors, contractors, employees, officers, directors, agents or third-party partners’ total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your use of the SG Service (whether in contract, tort, warranty or otherwise, exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing the SG Service during the twelve (12) months preceding your claim or one hundred dollars ($100), whichever is greater.
19- EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN CLAIMS OR DAMAGES SUCH AS INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
20- TRADEMARK INFORMATION
SG and the SG logo are registered trademarks of SG. You agree not to use any SG trademarks without the express advance written permission of SG.
21- GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE
You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in Texas; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over us, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Texas. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Texas, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the preceding sentences with respect to the substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16). This Agreement is a contract for the provision of services and not a contract for the sale of goods. The provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA), or any substantially similar legislation as may be enacted, shall not apply to this Agreement. If you are located outside of the territory of the United States, the parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not govern this Agreement or the rights and obligations of the parties under this Agreement.
You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Williamson County, Texas for any actions for which we retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of our copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights, as set forth in the Arbitration provision below, including any provisional relief required to prevent irreparable harm. You agree that Williamson County, Texas is the proper forum for any appeals of an arbitration award or for trial court proceedings if the arbitration provision below is found to be unenforceable.
READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE PARTIES TO ARBITRATE THEIR DISPUTES AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM SG. For any dispute with SG, you agree to first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. In the unlikely event that SG has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or relating to this agreement, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims”), by binding arbitration by JAMS, under the Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures then in effect for JAMS, except as provided herein. JAMS may be contacted at www.jamsadr.com. The arbitration will be conducted in Williamson County, Texas, unless you and SG agree otherwise. If you are a School or are using the Service for commercial purposes, each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules, and the award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses. If you are an individual using the Service for non-commercial purposes: (i) JAMS may require you to pay a fee for the initiation of your case, unless you apply for and successfully obtain a fee waiver from JAMS; (ii) the award rendered by the arbitrator may include your costs of arbitration, your reasonable attorney’s fees, and your reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses; and (iii) you may sue in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction without first engaging in arbitration, but this does not absolve you of your commitment to engage in the informal dispute resolution process. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed as preventing SG from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of our data security, Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights.
23- CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER
WITH RESPECT TO ALL PERSONS AND ENTITIES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY HAVE OBTAINED OR USED THE SERVICE FOR PERSONAL, COMMERCIAL OR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO CLASS ARBITRATION, AND, UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS. YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND SG ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND.
24- GENERAL TERMS
This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with SG relating to the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and SG and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and SG. We object to and reject any additional or different terms proposed by you, including those contained in your purchase order, acceptance or website. This Agreement may only be superseded by a signed, notarized writing executed by an officer of SG. The failure of SG to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. Except for actions for nonpayment or breach of a party’s proprietary rights, no action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought by either party more than one (1) year after the cause of action has accrued. We might make versions of this Agreement or one or more of our Policies available in languages other than English. If we do, the English version of this Agreement and any such Policies will govern our relationship and the translations are provided for convenience only and will not be interpreted to modify the English version of this Agreement or such Policies.
The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.