PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES ARE IN BETA RELEASE. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE FEATURES OF THE SITE AND SERVICES DESCRIBED BELOW MAY BE NOT BE AVAILABLE TO YOU AND THE SITE AND SERVICES MAY EXHIBIT BUGS AND ERRORS. PLEASE SEE FURTHER UNDER “BETA RELEASE” BELOW.
THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE ("TERMS") ARE A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU ("YOU" OR "YOUR") AND SOCRATIVE.COM (THE "SOCRATIVE", "OUR" OR "US"). THESE TERMS EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE THE WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE URL: WWW.SOCRATIVE.COM AS WELL AS ALL ASSOCIATED SITES LINKED TO WWW.SOCRATIVE.COM BY SOCRATIVE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SITE"); THE SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SERVICES"); AND ANY SOFTWARE THAT SOCRATIVE PROVIDES TO YOU THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS THE SERVICES FROM A MOBILE DEVICE (A "MOBILE APPLICATION"). BY USING THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL THESE TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE, ANY SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.
IN ADDITION TO THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OF CERTAIN SERVICES, FEATURES AND CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL OR OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS; IN SUCH CASE YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED AND YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW SUCH ADDITIONAL TERMS.
NOTE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN A DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING CLASS ACTION WAIVER, THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS AND WITH RESPECT TO DISPUTES YOU MAY HAVE WITH SOCRATIVE. YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THE BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER AS PROVIDED BELOW.
You may only use the Site and Services if you are: (i) at least 13 years of age; or (ii) if you are under 13 years of age, with the consent of your teacher or a legal parent or guardian. By using the Site and Services, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age or, if you are under 13 years of age, that you have the consent of your teacher, legal parent, or guardian to use the Site and Services.
IF YOU REGISTER, APPROVE THE REGISTRATION OF, OR OTHERWISE ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY STUDENT, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE THAT STUDENT’S LEGAL PARENT OR GUARDIAN; OR, IF YOU ARE A TEACHER OR SCHOOL, THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO CONSENT TO SUCH STUDENT’S USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS ON BEHALF OF SUCH STUDENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION BEING LIABLE FOR ALL USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES BY SUCH STUDENT.
You acknowledge that we may choose, but are not obligated, to make any inquiries, either directly or through third parties, that we deem necessary to validate any user’s registration information, including without limitation engaging third parties to provide identity or other verification services. Socrative reserves all rights to take legal action against anyone who misrepresents personal information or is otherwise untruthful about their identity in connection with their use of the Services. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SOCRATIVE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY ANY USER, OR THE IDENTITY OF ANY USER WHO CHOOSES TO USE THE SERVICES, AND WE ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF ANY USER.
Socrative may make changes to the content and Services offered on or through the Site at any time. Socrative may also change, update, add, or remove provisions of these Terms at any time. If we change these Terms, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of such changes; for example, we may send you an email if you have registered with us to use our Services, or we may post a notice on the Site indicating that we changed our Terms. However, it is your responsibility to periodically check on the Site to see if these Terms have changed. By using this Site after Socrative has updated these Terms, you are agreeing to all the updated Terms; if you do not agree with any of the updated Terms, you must stop using the Site and Services.
Socrative provides content through the Site and Services that is copyrighted and/or trademarked work of Socrative, of Socrative’s third-party licensors and suppliers, or of other users of the Services (collectively, the “Materials”). Materials may include without limitation, logos, graphics, video, images, software, and other content. Without limiting the foregoing, all lessons, exercises, games, blog, message board content, and related educational information made available on the Site and/or through the Services and all associated intellectual property and other proprietary rights are owned by Socrative, its third party licensors and suppliers, or other users of the Services, except that you retain ownership of any Submissions that you have provided as described below in these Term.
Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, and your compliance with these Terms, Socrative hereby grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display the Materials and to use this Site and the Services solely for your personal educational use, which in the case of Teachers (as defined below) includes use for the benefits of each Teacher’s Students (as defined below). Except for the foregoing license and the rights you retain to Submissions that you have provided, you have no other rights in the Site, Services, or any Materials and you may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance, or in any way exploit any of the Site, Services, or Materials, or any part thereof, in any manner.
If you breach any of these Terms, the above license will terminate automatically and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials and refrain from any further use of the Site, Services, and Materials.
Socrative makes available Mobile Applications to access the Site and Services via a mobile device. To use the Mobile Application you must have a mobile device that is compatible with the mobile service. Socrative does not warrant that the Mobile Application will be compatible with your mobile device. Socrative hereby grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use an object code copy of the Mobile Application for one registered account on one mobile device owned or leased solely by you (or to the extent legally required in the case of children, owned or leased on your behalf by your Parent or Teacher ) for your personal use.
You shall not (and you shall not permit or induce any third party to): (i) modify, disassemble, decompile, or reverse engineer the Mobile Application, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by law, and in such case, solely to the extent permitted by applicable law; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute, or otherwise transfer the Mobile Application to any third party or use the Mobile Application to provide time sharing or similar services for any third party; (iii) make any copies of the Mobile Application; (iv) remove, circumvent, disable, damage, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Mobile Application, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Mobile Application, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Mobile Application; or (v) delete any copyright and/or other proprietary rights notices on the Mobile Application.
You acknowledge and agree that Socrative may from time-to-time, and in its sole discretion, issue upgraded versions of the Mobile Application, and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of the Mobile Application that you are using on your mobile device. You consent to such automatic upgrading on your mobile device and agree that these Terms will apply to all such upgrades. The foregoing license grant is not a sale of the Mobile Application or any copy thereof, and Socrative and its affiliates, third party licensors, and/or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Mobile Application (and any copy of the Mobile Application). Standard carrier data charges may apply to your use of the Mobile Application for which you are solely responsible.
The following additional terms and conditions apply with respect to any Mobile Application that Socrative may, in its sole discretion, now or in the future, provide to you designed for use on an Apple iOS-powered mobile device (an "iOS App"):
The following additional terms and conditions apply with respect to any Mobile Application that Socrative may, in its sole discretion, now or in the future, provide to you designed for use on an Android-powered mobile device (an "Android App"):
You do not need to register with Socrative to simply visit and view the Site, and you will be able to see a preview of lessons for Students and the Teacher dashboard without registration. However, in order to use the Services and Materials offered on and through the Site, Teachers must register with Socrative to create an account.
Teacher Registration. You are only permitted to use the Services as a teacher user ("Teacher") on condition that you are a teacher, teacher-assistant, or similar educational professional who is employed by the school that the Student attends. The Services may grant different permissions to teachers on the one hand and teacher-assistants and similar educational professionals on the other. Once you complete the registration process, the Services may enable you to send invitations to your Students via email, inviting such Students to register to use the Site and Services. We may terminate a Teacher user account at any time and without warning for any failure to comply with these Terms.
In addition to your other obligations specified in these Terms, by registering to use the Services as a Teacher, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are a teacher, teacher-assistant, or similar educational professional who is employed by the school which Student attends; (ii) you have full permission from the school by which you are employed to use the Site and Services on the school’s behalf; (iii) you have the legal right and authority to enter these Terms on the school’s behalf and to legally bind the school to these Terms; (iv) you have the written permission from each Parent and/or Student to whom you request an invitation to be sent through the Services, to communicate with them via email and/or text message; (v) you will immediately cease using the Site and Services when you are no longer a Teacher of the Students (unless you re-register for new Students at a different school in accordance with these Terms); and (vi) you will not require any Students to register to use the Services; Students must be free to determine whether they wish to use the Services.
Student Registration. You are only permitted to use the Services as a student user ("Student") on condition that: (i) you are at least 13 years of age; or (ii) if you are under 13 years of age, your legal parent or guardian and/or Teacher has consented to your use of the Services. We may terminate a Student's access to the Services at any time and without warning for any failure to comply with these Terms.
In addition to your other obligations specified in these Terms, by registering to use the Services as a Student, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are a student who wishes to use the Services for your own personal educational purposes; (ii) you understand and agree that your use of the Site and Services is governed by these Terms (please ask your Parent to explain these Terms if you do not understand them); and (iii) you will immediately cease using the Site and Services when you no longer wish to use (or you are no longer permitted to use) the Site and/or Services for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that through the Teacher dashboard, and/or other features of the Services, Socrative and/or your Teacher may be able to review your activities using the Services, including without limitation, your scores in practice lessons and benchmark assessments, and your communications and messages to and from, and other interactions with, message boards, blogs, and other Students and Teachers.
Required Registration Information. Students are not required to submit any registration information to use the Services.
Socrative reserves the right to approve or reject all users of the Services, in Socrative's sole discretion.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password used to access the Site or Services, secret identity (in the case of Students) and any Third-Party Site Passwords (collectively, "Passwords"), and you are responsible for all activities that occur using your Passwords. Except to the extent a Student shares his or her secret identity with his or her Parent, you agree not to share your Passwords, let others access or use your Passwords or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your Passwords. You agree to notify Socrative if any of your Passwords are lost, stolen, if you are aware of any unauthorized use of your Passwords or if you know of, or suspect, any other breach of security in relation to this Site or the Services.
Termination of Accounts. You may close your user account at any time by following the account cancellation procedure on the Site or by contacting us using the contact information specified below in these Terms, and requesting termination of your account. We may terminate your account any time and for any reason in our sole discretion. To the extent you have paid any fees to Socrative (as further specified below in these Terms) prior to termination of your account, you will not be entitled to any refund of such fees.
If you register for a "beta account" or other pre-release version of the Site, Services, and/or Materials (each, a "Beta Release"), you acknowledge and agree that the Beta Release may contain, in Socrative's sole discretion, more or fewer features, content, or different licensing terms than a subsequent commercial release version of the Beta Release that may be offered through the Site and/or Services. You acknowledge and agree that any “beta account” will automatically convert to a commercial release version account upon the launch date of the Site or Services to the public ("Public Launch Date"). If you do not wish to continue using the Site or Services after the Public Launch Date, you may delete your account as set forth above in these Terms.
While Socrative generally intends to distribute commercial release versions of the Site, Services, and Materials, Socrative reserves the right not to release later commercial release versions of any Beta Release. Without limiting any disclaimer of warranty or other limitation stated in these Terms, you agree that any Beta Release is not considered by Socrative to be suitable for production use, and that it may contain errors affecting its proper operation.
BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF A BETA RELEASE MAY EXHIBIT SPORADIC DISRUPTIONS THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DISRUPT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IN GENERAL AND ANY SERVICES AND/OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. SOCRATIVE, ON ITS BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF THE OTHER SOCRATIVE PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW), SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF ANY BETA RELEASE.
Socrative does not currently charge any fee to register to open an account for the Services. However, you may be required to pay fees to use certain features or content made available through the Site and Services. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to introduce fees for use of all or any portion(s) of the Site and/or Services at any time. We will notify you if we introduce any new fees or change existing fees. Such notification will take place as specified above in these Terms. However, we will never apply any new or higher fees to you retroactively.
By using the Site and Services provided on or through the Site, you hereby consent to receive electronic communications from Socrative. These electronic communications may include notices about applicable fees, taxes, other charges, transactional information, and other information concerning or related to the Site and Services. These electronic communications are part of your relationship with Socrative. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
This Site may be linked to other websites that are not Socrative sites, including, without limitation, social networking, blogging, and similar websites through which you may be able to log into this Site using your existing account and log-in credentials for such third party websites, including without limitation, Google and Facebook (any and all of which of the foregoing listed websites may change from time-to-time) and websites that provide educational content and question-and-answer forum functionality (collectively, "Third-Party Sites"). Certain areas and features of the Site may allow you to interact and/or conduct transactions with such Third-Party Sites, and, if applicable, allow you to configure your privacy settings in your Third-Party Site account to permit your activities on this Site to be shared with your contacts in your Third-Party Site account and, in certain situations, you may be transferred to a Third-Party Site through a link but it may appear that you are still on this Site.
YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER SOCRATIVE NOR THE OTHER SOCRATIVE PARTIES SHALL, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES, MATERIALS, AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND/OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
You are responsible for the information, opinions, messages, comments, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, lessons, educational materials and other content that you submit, upload, post, send, or otherwise make available on or through the Site and Services (each a "Submission"). You may not upload, post, send or otherwise make available on this Site or through the Services, any material protected by copyright, trademark or any other intellectual property or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining whether any material is protected by any such right is on you.
You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, damages, and any other monies owing to any person and/or entity by reason of any Submissions posted by you to or through this Site and the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, you shall be solely liable for any and all claims, damage, and loss resulting from any infringement and/or misappropriation of copyrights, trademarks, and/or other proprietary rights, violation of contract, privacy or publicity rights or any other harm resulting from any Submission that you make. You have full responsibility for each Submission you make, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness. Without limiting the foregoing, you are only permitted to make Submissions that are consistent with the educational purposes for which Socrative makes the Site and Services available.
We may modify or adapt your Submissions in order to transmit, display, or distribute them over computer networks, in various media, and/or make changes to the Submissions as necessary to conform and adapt them to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services, or media and/or otherwise modify them in any manner in our sole discretion. Socrative does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Submissions.
For the avoidance of doubt and without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that you retain ownership of your Submissions; provided however, that Socrative may use such Submissions in accordance with the foregoing license. By way of example only, Socrative may use any lesson (or any modification and/or derivative work thereof) submitted by a user through the Services for Socrative's benefit, without any fee, royalty, other payment, or attribution due to the submitting user; provided, however, that the submitting user may not compel any such use.
When you provide Submissions you agree that those Submissions shall not be in violation of the "Unauthorized Activities" paragraph below. THOSE PROHIBITIONS DO NOT REQUIRE SOCRATIVE TO MONITOR, POLICE OR REMOVE ANY SUBMISSIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY YOU OR ANY OTHER USER.
Socrative may in its sole discretion, enable users to provide feedback and/or ratings concerning lessons and other Materials that they have used through the Services or otherwise. Such feedback and ratings are intended to enable users to evaluate the usefulness of such Materials. Please use caution and good judgment when providing feedback or ratings, as they will be viewable by other users of the Services. All feedback and ratings that you provide through the feedback and ratings features will constitute Submissions. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not: (i) post any false, malicious, reckless, abusive, defamatory, offensive, inflammatory, or inappropriate information about any lesson or other Materials; (ii) disclose any personally identifiable information or other confidential information of any user or other person using the feedback and ratings tool; (iii) manipulate feedback and ratings, including, without limitation, by rating your Submissions; or (iv) provide feedback or ratings on unrelated Materials. You are solely and exclusively responsible and liable for all feedback and other ratings that you provide.
When using this Site and/or the Services, you agree not to:
This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive. Socrative reserves the right to: (i) terminate access to your account and your ability to post to this Site (or use the Services); and (ii) refuse, modify, delete, or remove any Submissions; with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that Socrative determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this Site and/or the Services or to any other user of this Site and/or Services. In addition to violating these Terms, any unauthorized use of any Materials may violate applicable laws, rules, and/or regulations.
SOCRATIVE MAY REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES, OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES, ANY ACTIONS THAT MAY BE ILLEGAL AND ANY REPORTS IT RECEIVES OF SUCH CONDUCT. WHEN LEGALLY REQUIRED OR AT SOCRATIVE’S DISCRETION, SOCRATIVE WILL COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES IN ANY INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, SERVICES, OR ON THE INTERNET, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, Socrative, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, licensors, and business partners, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Socrative Parties”) from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, losses, and expenses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs of defense) any Socrative Party suffers in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that your use of this Site and/or the Services, or the use of this Site and/or the Services, by any person using your user name and/or Password (including without limitation, your participation in the Interactive Features and your Submissions) violates any applicable law, rule or regulation, or the copyrights, trademark rights or other rights of any third party, including without limitation, the intellectual property, privacy, and/or publicity rights of any third party. For the avoidance of doubt, Teachers’ foregoing indemnification obligations expressly extend to the acts and omissions of their Students for whom they are responsible in accordance with these Terms.
"Socrative" and associated logo(s) are trademarks owned by Socrative in the United States of America and in other countries. Other trademarks, names and logos on this Site are the property of their respective owners.
Unless otherwise expressly specified in these Terms, all information and screens appearing on this Site, including documents, services, site design, text, graphics, logos, images, and icons and all Materials, as well as the arrangement thereof, are the sole property of Socrative, Copyright © 2013 Socrative.com. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express prior written consent of the copyright owner or license.
The Mobile Application software that is provided to you through the Site and Services and related documentation are “Commercial Items”, as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and "Commercial Computer Software Documentation", as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, if you are a government entity, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users: (i) only as Commercial Items; and (ii) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States of America.
Certain Materials that are not Submissions may be provided by third party licensors and suppliers to Socrative and your use of such Materials may be governed by separate and additional terms; you will be notified if such additional terms apply.
Socrative respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. Socrative may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate service and/or access to this Site and the Services for users who infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work is the subject of copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement and appears on our Site or is otherwise made available through the Services, please provide Socrative’s designated agent with the following information:
Socrative's agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement on this Site can be reached as follows:
Please also note that for copyright infringements under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notification
We will notify you that we have removed or disabled access to copyright-protected material that you provided, if such removal is pursuant to a valid DMCA take-down notice that we have received. If you receive such notice from us, you may provide us with a counter-notification in writing to the Socrative designated agent specified above, that includes all of the following information:
Termination of Repeat Infringers
Socrative reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the account or access of any user of our Site and/or Services who is the subject or repeated DMCA or other infringement notifications.
Your use of this Site and/or the Services is entirely at your own risk. The Materials have not been verified or authenticated in whole or in part by Socrative, and they may include inaccuracies or typographical or other errors. Socrative does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the Materials contained on this Site or otherwise made available through the Services. Socrative has no liability for any errors or omissions in the Materials, whether provided by Socrative, our licensors or suppliers or other users.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SOCRATIVE AND THE OTHER SOCRATIVE PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT, COVENANT OR GUARANTEE THAT USING THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES WILL RESULT IN ANY IMPROVED PERFORMANCE BY ANY STUDENT OR WILL RESULT IN ANY PARTICULAR STUDENT ADVANCEMENT OR ATTAINMENT.
SOCRATIVE, FOR ITSELF AND THE OTHER SOCRATIVE PARTIES, MAKES NO EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, COVENANTS OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE MATERIALS AND SUBMISSIONS.
THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, AND MATERIALS, AND ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED OR PRESENTED BY SOCRATIVE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. SOCRATIVE DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES AGAINST VIRUSES, SPYWARE OR MALWARE THAT MAY BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.
Some jurisdictions do not allow certain disclaimers and/or limitations of warranties and similar protections, so the foregoing may not apply to you; in such case, Socrative's warranties shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted under the applicable laws of such jurisdiction.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SOCRATIVE OR THE OTHER SOCRATIVE PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES AND/OR MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY VIRUSES WHICH MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR DATA, EVEN IF SOCRATIVE KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
IN ADDITION, IN NO EVENT SHALL SOCRATIVE’S OR THE OTHER SOCRATIVE PARTIES’ TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (I) ONE HUNDRED US DOLLARS (US$100); OR (II) THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ANY FEES YOU HAVE PAID SOCRATIVE FOR THE SERVICES DURING THE ONE (1) YEAR PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE RELEVANT SOCRATIVE PARTY’S LIABILITY.
Some jurisdictions do not allow certain limitations of liability, so the foregoing may not apply to you; in such case, Socrative Parties' liability will be limited to the greatest extent permitted under the applicable laws of such jurisdiction.
Socrative controls and operates this Site from its headquarters in the United States of America and the Site and Services may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this Site or Services outside the United States of America, you are responsible for following applicable local laws, rules and regulations. You acknowledge and agree that the Site and Services are primarily designed for users in the United States of America and are based on U.S. curricula, requirements and standards, which may be different to curricula, requirements and standards in other jurisdictions; the Site and Services do not take non-U.S. curricula, requirements or standards into account.
If you send or transmit any communications, comments, questions, suggestions, or related materials to Socrative, whether by letter, email, telephone, or otherwise (collectively, “Feedback”), suggesting or recommending changes to the Site or Services, including, without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, all such Feedback is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby assign all right, title, and interest in, and Socrative is free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback. You understand and agree that Socrative is not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution. The terms of this paragraph shall not apply to your Submissions which are governed by the terms set forth above under "Submissions".
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to a customer’s satisfaction by contacting us at 38 Lee St 1F, Cambridge, MA 02139 or email@example.com. This arbitration agreement (the “Provision”) facilitates the prompt and efficient resolution of any Disputes (as defined below) that may arise between you and Socrative. Arbitration is a form of private dispute resolution in which persons with a dispute waive their rights to file a lawsuit, to proceed in court and to a jury trial, and instead submit their disputes to a neutral third person (or arbitrator) for a binding decision. You have the right to opt-out of this Provision (as explained below), which means you would retain your right to litigate your disputes in a court, either before a judge or jury.
Please read this Provision carefully. It provides that all Disputes between you and Socrative shall be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration replaces the right to go to court. In the absence of this Provision, you may otherwise have a right or opportunity to bring claims in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate in or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including, but not limited to, class actions). Except as otherwise provided, entering into this Provision constitutes a waiver of your right to litigate claims and all opportunity to be heard by a judge or jury. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. The arbitrator must follow this Provision and can award the same damages and relief as a court (including attorney’s fees).
For the purpose of this Provision, "Socrative" means Socrative and its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliate companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents. The term "Dispute" means any dispute, claim, or controversy between you and Socrative regarding any aspect of your relationship with Socrative, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort (including, but not limited to, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, or negligence), or any other legal or equitable theory, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of this Provision (with the exception of the enforceability of the Class Action Waiver clause below). “Dispute” is to be given the broadest possible meaning that will be enforced, and shall include any claims against other parties relating to services or products provided or billed to you (such as Socrative's licensors, suppliers, dealers or third party vendors) whenever you also assert claims against us in the same proceeding.
WE EACH AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW, ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, AS DEFINED ABOVE, WHETHER PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE OR BASED ON ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PROVISION.
Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution
For all Disputes, whether pursued in court or arbitration, you must first give Socrative an opportunity to resolve the Dispute. You must commence this process by mailing written notification to Socrative at 38 Lee St 1F, Cambridge, MA 02139 or firstname.lastname@example.org. That written notification must include: (i) your name; (ii) your address; (iii) a written description of your claim; and (iv) a description of the specific relief you seek. If Socrative does not resolve the Dispute within forty-five (45) days after it receives your written notification, you may pursue your Dispute in arbitration. You may pursue your Dispute in a court only under the circumstances described below.
Exclusions from Arbitration/Right to Opt Out
Notwithstanding the above, you or Socrative may choose to pursue a Dispute in court and not by arbitration if: (i) the Dispute qualifies, it may be initiated in small claims court; or (ii) YOU OPT-OUT OF THESE ARBITRATION PROCEDURES WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT YOU FIRST CONSENT TO THESE TERMS (the "Opt-Out Deadline"). You may opt out of this Provision by mailing written notification to Socrative at 38 Lee St 1F, Cambridge, MA 02139 or email@example.com. Your written notification must include: (a) your name; (b) your address; and (c) a clear statement that you do not wish to resolve disputes with Socrative through arbitration. Your decision to opt-out of this Arbitration Provision will have no adverse effect on your relationship with Socrative. ANY OPT-OUT REQUEST RECEIVED AFTER THE OPT-OUT DEADLINE WILL NOT BE VALID AND YOU MUST PURSUE YOUR DISPUTE IN ARBITRATION OR SMALL CLAIMS COURT.
If this Provision applies and the Dispute is not resolved as provided above (Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution) either you or Socrative may initiate arbitration proceedings. The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), www.adr.org, or JAMS, www.jamsadr.com, will arbitrate all Disputes, and the arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator. The arbitration shall be commenced as an individual arbitration, and shall in no event be commenced as a class arbitration. All issues shall be for the arbitrator to decide, including the scope of this Provision.
For arbitration before the AAA, for Disputes of less than $75,000, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes will apply; for Disputes involving $75,000 or more, the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules will apply. In either instance, the AAA’s Optional Rules For Emergency Measures Of Protection shall apply. The AAA rules are currently available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. For arbitration before JAMS, the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures and the JAMS Recommended Arbitration Discovery Protocols For Domestic, Commercial Cases will apply. The JAMS rules are currently available at www.jamsadr.com or by calling 1-800-352-5267. This Provision governs in the event it conflicts with the applicable arbitration rules. Under no circumstances will class action procedures or rules apply to the arbitration.
Because the Site, Services and these Terms concern interstate commerce, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs the arbitrability of all Disputes. However, the arbitrator will apply applicable substantive law consistent with the FAA and the applicable statute of limitations or condition precedent to suit.
Arbitration Award. The arbitrator may award on an individual basis any relief that would be available pursuant to applicable law, and will not have the power to award relief to, against or for the benefit of any person who is not a party to the proceeding. The arbitrator will make any award in writing but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. Such award will be final and binding on the parties, except for any right of appeal provided by the FAA, and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties for purposes of enforcement.
Location of Arbitration. You or Socrative may initiate arbitration in either Santa Clara County, California or the federal judicial district that includes your billing address. In the event that you select the federal judicial district that includes your billing address, Socrative may transfer the arbitration to Santa Clara County, California in the event that it agrees to pay any additional fees or costs you incur as a result of the transfer, as determined by the arbitrator.
Payment of Arbitration Fees and Costs. Socrative will pay all arbitration filing fees and arbitrator’s costs and expenses upon your written request given prior to the commencement of the arbitration. You are responsible for all additional fees and costs that you incur in the arbitration, including, but not limited to, your attorneys’ and/or expert witnesses’ fees and costs. Fees and costs may be awarded as provided pursuant to applicable law. In addition to any rights to recover fees and costs under applicable law, if you provide notice and negotiate in good faith with Socrative as provided in the section above titled “Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution” and the arbitrator concludes that you are the prevailing party in the arbitration, you will be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs as determined by the arbitrator.
Class Action Waiver. Except as otherwise provided in this Provision, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action or private attorney general action) unless both you and Socrative specifically agree to do so following initiation of the arbitration. IF YOU CHOOSE TO PURSUE YOUR DISPUTE IN COURT BY OPTING OUT OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION, AS SPECIFIED ABOVE, THIS CLASS ACTION WAIVER WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU. Neither you, nor any other user of the Site or Services can be a class representative, class member, or otherwise participate in a class, consolidated, or representative proceeding without having complied with the opt-out requirements above.
Jury Waiver. You understand and agree that by entering into this Agreement you and Socrative are each waiving the right to a jury trial or a trial before a judge in a public court. In the absence of this Provision, you and Socrative might otherwise have had a right or opportunity to bring Disputes in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including class actions). Except as otherwise provided below, those rights are waived. Other rights that you would have if you went to court, such as the right to appeal and to certain types of discovery, may be more limited or may also be waived.
Severability. If any clause within this Provision (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Provision, and the remainder of this Provision will be given full force and effect. If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Provision will be unenforceable and the Dispute will be decided by a court.
Continuation. This Provision shall survive the termination of these Terms with Socrative and your termination of your use of the Site and Services. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if Socrative makes any change to this Provision (other than a change to the notice address), you may reject any such change and require Socrative to adhere to the language in this Provision if a dispute between us arises.
Socrative prefers to inform you if we feel that you are not complying with these Terms and to recommend any necessary corrective action. However, certain violations of these Terms, as determined by Socrative in our sole discretion, may result in immediate termination of your access to the Site and Services without prior notice to you. The Federal Arbitration Act, Massachusetts state law and applicable U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions thereof, will govern these Terms. Foreign laws do not apply. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and any laws based on the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) shall not apply to these Terms. Except for Disputes subject to arbitration as described above, any disputes relating to these Terms or the Site or Services will be heard in the courts located in Suffolk County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If any of these Terms is found to be inconsistent with applicable law, then such term shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified. Socrative’s failure to enforce any of these Terms is not a waiver of such term. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and Socrative in respect of the Site and Services and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between you and Socrative relating thereto. The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions, and any other terms which by their nature are intended to survive, shall survive any termination of these Terms.
If you have any questions about these Terms or otherwise need to contact Socrative for any reason, you can reach us 38 Lee St 1F, Cambridge, MA 02139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date: March 21, 2014