The following is an agreement between Sapling Systems, Inc., d.b.a. Sapling Learning, a Delaware Corporation, with its principal office at 211 East 7th Street, 4th Floor Austin, TX 78701, U.S.A. ("Sapling Learning") and any person or other legal entity ("you", "your", and the "account holder") who wishes to use the Sapling Learning Educational Community Site (the "Site") and the service provided on the Site (the "Service"). This Sapling Learning Service Agreement ("Agreement") consists of the following provisions, any terms and conditions incorporated by reference, and the information provided by you as part of the Sapling Learning sign-up process.
By correctly completing and indicating your agreement in the registration process, you enter into the Agreement. This Agreement is effective upon registration, and governs your use of the Service and the Site.
Welcome to the Sapling Learning Educational Community Site. Everyone who uses the Service - even on a trial basis - is subject to this Agreement. You may not change, supplement or amend this Agreement in any manner. It is your sole responsibility to determine whether your use of the Service is lawful, and you must comply with all applicable laws in using the Service.
Sapling Learning may unilaterally amend or supplement this Agreement from time to time on posting amended or supplemental terms as permitted in the manner described in this Agreement, and your continued use of the Service following any amendment or supplement shall constitute your acceptance of such amendments. If required by law, Sapling Learning will notify you at the email address you provide to us on registration and give you prior notice of such amendments and the opportunity to terminate this Agreement if you do not agree with such amendments.
The Service consists of access to the Site, which provides tools that enable you to view online content (in the form of text, images, video, flash, etc), take online tests, do online homework assignments, create tests and online homework assignments, and/or create and administer online educational course(s). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The Service may not be used for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement. You may not reproduce, copy, duplicate, sublicense, sell or resell any part of the Service.
You agree to: (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Sapling Learning, to keep it accurate, current, and complete; and (d) be responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account, regardless of whether or not authorized by you. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Sapling Learning has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Sapling Learning has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service.
You shall abide by all applicable local, state, federal, and foreign laws, treaties, and regulations in connection with your use of the Service and Site, including those related to data privacy. You agree to immediately notify Sapling Learning of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Sapling Learning cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
All usernames and passwords remain the property of Sapling Learning and may be cancelled, changed, or suspended at any time by Sapling Learning without notice. Sapling Learning is not under any obligation to verify the actual identity or authority of the user of any username or password.
Sapling Learning, graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks, or service marks of Sapling Learning. Trademarks and service marks used by Third Parties in association with the sale or license of their goods or services on the Site are the property of the respective owner.
Such trademarks and service marks may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the respective owner.
Sapling Learning may from time to time charge fees for the use of the Service. Our fees, if any, are available on the Site. Unless otherwise stated, all of our fees are quoted in U.S. dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees associated with the use of the Service through your account, and for all applicable taxes.
The current refund policy for Sapling Learning can be found here.
You grant Sapling Learning and its employees, contractors and agents access to any grades or other information about your performance in classes associated with Sapling Learning, or any other related information as deemed necessary by your instructor.
You grant Sapling Learning the right to store your user information (which may include personally identifiable information), content and other materials collected, as necessary, on servers located in any jurisdiction including, but not limited to, inside and outside of the United States and Canada.
You are solely responsible for the content that you upload, publish, or display (hereinafter, "post") on or through the Service or the Site, or transmit to or share with other users of the Service or the Site, including Third Party Content (collectively the "User Content"). You may not post, transmit, or share on the Site or Service User Content that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. You understand and agree that Sapling Learning may, but is not obligated to, delete or remove (without notice) any Site Content in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including without limitation User Content that, in each case in the sole judgment of Sapling Learning, violates this Agreement, might be offensive, illegal, or might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others. Under no circumstances will Sapling Learning be liable in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service.
You agree that you will not:
You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site or provide to Sapling Learning. When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site.
Unless specifically described otherwise in a separate written contract with Sapling Learning, by posting User Content other than Third Party Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to Sapling Learning an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers of sublicensing) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such User Content for any purpose including, but not limited to, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. Unless otherwise stipulated in a separate written agreement, you may remove your User Content from the Site at any time, except for comments you post on the Site and reviews of Site Content you post on the Site. If you need assistance, please visit our support center.
Sapling Learning respects the intellectual property and other rights of others, and this Agreement prohibits users from uploading, posting, or otherwise transmitting on the Site or through the Service any materials that violate another party's intellectual property and other rights. Sapling Learning is not responsible for the conduct of its users, and has no responsibility or liability for User Content. When we receive properly documented complaints about User Content such complaints are forwarded to the applicable user for the user's action. Sapling Learning is not responsible for any user's action or inaction as a result of any such notification. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon your intellectual property or other rights you may notify us at email@example.com. Please also see our DMCA Policy.
Technical, customer, and sales support for Sapling Learning is provided via email or other online means and may not be provided in person or via phone.
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data in the locality in which you reside as well as the United States, Canada and the European Union member nations.
The Service or Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. Because Sapling Learning has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Sapling Learning 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 Sapling Learning 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.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sapling, and its affiliates, employees, officers, agents, directors and representatives ("Sapling Learning Parties") from any liability, cost, expense, loss, claim, or demand, (collectively, "Losses") including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any party due to or arising out of your User Content, your use of the Service or Site, your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law, rule or regulation, or the rights of a third party in connection with the Site or the Service.
You agree to release, and hereby do release, the Sapling Learning Parties from any claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute you have with one or more of our users or any Third Party providing goods and services through the Service.
Sapling Learning reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) or prices with or without notice. You agree that Sapling Learning shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service or the Site.
IN NO EVENT WILL SAPLING LEARNING BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, AGGRAVATED, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, AND WHETHER ARISING OUT OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE (INCLUDING STRICT LIABILITY), WARRANTY, INDEMNITY, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE, OR ANY OF THE SITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE OR THE SERVICE, EVEN IF SAPLING LEARNING IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, SAPLING LEARNING'S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO SAPLING LEARNING FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP, BUT IN NO CASE WILL SUCH LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED $100 AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF NO FEES ARE PAID TO SAPLING LEARNING FOR THE SERVICE, YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FROM SAPLING LEARNING, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.
Please report any violations of the Agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org
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