Effective: January 9, 2018
These User Terms of Service (the “User Terms”) govern your access and use of our online & mobile knowledge cloud platform and our 3rd party content and assessment partners (the “Services”). Please read them carefully. Even though you are signing onto an existing platform, these User Terms apply to you —the prospective user reading these words.
Please read these User Terms carefully to ensure that you understand each provision. These User Terms contain a Binding and Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action/Jury Trial waiver provision that required the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trial or class actions and limits the remedies available to you in the event of certain disputes.
These User Terms are Legally Binding
These User Terms are a legally binding contract between you and us. As part of these User Terms, you agree to comply with the most recent version of our Acceptable Use Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these User Terms. If you access or use the Services, or continue accessing or using the Services after being notified of a change to the User Terms or the Acceptable Use Policy, you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the User Terms and the Acceptable Use Policy. “We”, “our” and “us” currently refers to EdCast Inc (“EdCast”).
Customer’s Choices and Instructions
An organization or other third party, or you through your association, or on your own, (“Customer”) have obtained permission to access our online knowledge and learning tools platform (the “Instance”). If you are joining one of your employer’s platform, for example, Customer is your employer. If you are joining us through one of your association or on your own, then you are both the Customer and the Authorized User.
Customer’s Contract with us and its effect on you
Customer has separately agreed to our Customer Terms of Service or entered into a written agreement with us (in either case, the “Contract”) that permitted Customer to create and configure a platform so that you and others could join (each invitee granted access to the Services, including you, is an “Authorized User”). The Contract contains our commitment to deliver the Services to Customer, who may then invite Authorized Users to join its platform(s). When an Authorized User (including, you) submits content or information to the Services, such as messages or files (“Customer Data”), you acknowledge and agree that the Customer Data is owned by Customer and the Contract provides Customer with many choices and control over that Customer Data. For example, Customer may provision or deprovision access to the Services, enable or disable third party integrations, manage permissions, retention and export settings, transfer or assign platform instance, share channels, or consolidate your instance or channels with other instance or channels, and these choices and instructions may result in the access, use, disclosure, modification or deletion of certain or all Customer Data.
The Relationship Between You, Customer and Us
AS BETWEEN US AND CUSTOMER, YOU AGREE THAT IT IS SOLELY CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO (A) INFORM YOU AND ANY AUTHORIZED USERS OF ANY RELEVANT CUSTOMER POLICIES AND PRACTICES AND ANY SETTINGS THAT MAY IMPACT THE PROCESSING OF CUSTOMER DATA; (B) OBTAIN ANY RIGHTS, PERMISSIONS OR CONSENTS FROM YOU AND ANY AUTHORIZED USERS THAT ARE NECESSARY FOR THE LAWFUL USE OF CUSTOMER DATA AND THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES; AND (C) RESPOND TO AND RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE WITH YOU AND ANY AUTHORIZED USER RELATING TO OR BASED ON CUSTOMER DATA, THE SERVICES OR CUSTOMER’S FAILURE TO FULFILL THESE OBLIGATIONS. EDCAST MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO YOU RELATING TO THE SERVICES, WHICH ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “ AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
All content included on the EdCast site and the EdCast mobile applications, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of EdCast or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on the EdCast site and the EdCast mobile applications is the property of EdCast or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
EdCast takes claims of copyright infringement seriously. If you believe any materials on the Site infringe your copyright, please inform EdCast by sending written notice by U.S. Mail to EdCast addressed to Copyright Designated Agent at 1901 Old Middlefield Way #21, Mountain View, CA 94043 or by email to Legal@EdCast.com. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), your written notice must include substantially the following:
A reasonably detailed description of the copyrighted work(s) or other intellectual property(s) you claim has/have been infringed, or if the claim involves multiple words, a representative list of such works; Identification of the specific material you believe infringes upon our rights and sufficient information to enable EdCast to locate the specific material. Your company name (if any), your legal name (printed), mailing address, and phone number, and, if available, an email address; and a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly violated or infringed, and the present date. The DMCA only authorizes EdCast to remove or disable access to specific infringing materials.
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of § 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your notice may not be effective. Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under § 512(f) of the DMCA.
Upon EdCast’s’s receipt of a valid, complete takedown notice, EDCAST shall (i) remove or disable access to the specific allegedly infringing material identified in the notice, and (ii) take reasonable steps to contact the author(s) or other sources of the material.
If EdCast removes or disables access to material as a result of a takedown notice, the person or entity supplying such material may instruct EdCast to restore such material by providing a counter-notification to EdCast. Upon receipt of a counter-notification, EdCast shall send a copy of the counter-notification to the original complaining party and inform such party that EdCast shall replace or restore access to the material within no less than 10 but no more than 14 days unless EdCast receives official notice from the complaining party that it has filed an action seeking a court order.
“ED”, “EdCast”, “GuideMe” “Content Exchange” “SalesU” “My Guide” and other EdCast graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of EdCast in the U.S. and/or other countries. EdCast’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not EdCast’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits EdCast. All other trademarks not owned by EdCast that appear on EdCast are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by EdCast.
Use of Services and Instance
You Must be Over the Age of 18
The Services and Instance are not intended for and should not be used by anyone under the age of sixteen. You represent that you are over the age of 18 and are the intended recipient of Customer’s invitation to the Services. You may not access or use the Services and Instance for any purpose if either of the representations in the preceding sentence is not true. Without limiting the foregoing, you must be of legal working age.
To Use Our Services and Instance, You Must Follow Our Rules
To help ensure a safe and productive work environment, all Authorized Users must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy and remain vigilant in reporting inappropriate behavior or content to Customer and us.
Authorized User Term
These User Terms remain effective until Customer’s subscription for you expires or terminates, or your access to the Services has been terminated by Customer or us. Please contact Customer if you at any time or for any reason wish to terminate your account, including due to a disagreement with any updates to these User Terms or the Acceptable Use Policy.
All Authorized Users participating in any Instance must agree to and strictly follow the following honor code of conduct:
1. You will personally complete all assessments, projects, and assignments, and will be your own work (except for peer or group based work).
2. You will not share my work, solutions, or answers to assessments, projects and assignments with anyone else. This includes both solutions written by you and any course staff solutions provided to you.
3. You will not engage in any activity that will dishonestly improve my results or dishonestly improve or negatively impact another user’s results.
Limitation of Liability
If we believe that there is a violation of the Contract, User Terms, the Acceptable Use Policy, or any of our other policies that can simply be remedied by Customer’s removal of certain Customer Data or taking other action, we will, in most cases, ask Customer to take action rather than intervene. We may directly step in and take what we determine to be appropriate action (including disabling your account) if Customer does not take appropriate action or we believe there is a credible risk of harm to us, the Services, Authorized Users, or any third parties. IN NO EVENT WILL YOU OR WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE OTHER FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNLESS YOU ARE ALSO A CUSTOMER (AND WITHOUT LIMITATION TO OUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES UNDER THE CONTRACT), YOU WILL HAVE NO FINANCIAL LIABILITY TO US FOR A BREACH OF THESE USER TERMS. OUR MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY BREACH OF THE USER TERMS IS ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) IN THE AGGREGATE. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND DO NOT LIMIT EITHER PARTY’S RIGHT TO SEEK AND OBTAIN EQUITABLE RELIEF.
The sections titled “The Relationship Between You, Customer, and Us”, “Limitation of Liability”, and “Survival”, and all of the provisions under the general heading “General Provisions” will survive any termination or expiration of the User Terms.
Email and EdCast Messages
Except as otherwise set forth herein, all notices under the User Terms will be by email, although we may instead choose to provide notice to Authorized Users through the Services (e.g., a EdCast bot notification). Notices to EdCast should be sent to info@EdCast.com, except for legal notices, which must be sent to legal@EdCast .com. A notice will be deemed to have been duly given (a) the day after it is sent, in the case of a notice sent through email; and (b) the same day, in the case of a notice sent through the Services. Notices under the Contract will be delivered solely to Customer in accordance with the terms of that agreement.
No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under the User Terms, including the Acceptable Use Policy, will constitute a waiver of that right. No waiver under the User Terms will be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the party being deemed to have granted the waiver.
The User Terms, including the Acceptable Use Policy, will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law. If any provision of the User Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision will be modified by the court and interpreted so as best to accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of the User Terms will remain in effect.
You may not assign any of your rights or delegate your obligations under these User Terms, including the Acceptable Use Policy, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of us (not to be unreasonably withheld). We may assign these User Terms in their entirety (including all terms and conditions incorporated herein by reference), without your consent, to a corporate affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of our assets.
The Contract, and any disputes arising out of or related hereto, will be governed exclusively by the internal laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules or the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods.
Venue; Waiver of Jury Trial; Fees
The state and federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California will have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising out of or relating to these User Terms, including the Acceptable Use Policy, or their formation as a contract between us or their enforcement. Each party hereby consents and submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. Each party also hereby waives any right to jury trial in connection with any action or litigation in any way arising out of or related to the User Terms. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the User Terms, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH EDCAST AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
Binding and Mandatory Arbitration
Except for any disputes, claims, suits, actions, causes of action, demands or proceedings (collectively, “Disputes”) in which either party seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court or seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, you and EdCast agree (a) to waive your and EdCast’s respective rights to have any and all Disputes arising from or related to these User Terms of Service, use of our Services and Instance, resolved in a court, and (b) to waive your and EdCast’s respective rights to a jury trial. Instead, you and EdCast agree to arbitrate Disputes through binding arbitration (which is the referral of a Dispute to one or more persons charged with reviewing the Dispute and making a final and binding determination to resolve it instead of having the Dispute decided by a judge or jury in court). You and EdCast agree that (a) any arbitration will occur in the State of California, (b) arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution” section, and (c) that the state or federal courts of the State of California, have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE DATE YOU FIRST ACCEPTED THE USER TERMS BY WRITING TO: EDCAST INC., RE: OPT-OUT, LEGAL@EDCAST.COM IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE, THE OPT OUT NOTICE MUST INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND CLEARLY INDICATE YOUR INTENT TO OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION. BY OPTING OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION, YOU ARE AGREEING TO RESOLVE DISPUTES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE PROVISIONS.
Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about EdCast ’s User Terms of Service. You may contact us at info@EdCast.com or at our mailing address below:
1901 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 21
Mountain View, CA 94043