PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OUR SERVICES. These Terms of Service govern use of the websites operated by Global Cognition LLC (“Global Cognition”), such as thinkeracademy.com, and on which these Terms of Service appear, as well as services provided on or through the websites, including without limitation online training and education products, courses, blogs, community forums, and other services (collectively, the “Services”). Your right to use the Websites and/or Services is subject to your compliance with all of the terms and conditions set forth herein.
1. The Materials The information and materials provided on or through the Websites and/or Services, including any data, text, pictures, graphics, audio, video, or other media available on or through the Websites and/or the Services (collectively, the “Materials”), excluding Submissions (defined below), are intended to educate and inform you about us and our business and provide you with access to the Services. THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND YOUR USE THEREOF IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
2. Limited License and Right to Use the Materials. The Websites and Services are provided for your education and enjoyment, and unless otherwise specified on or in the Websites or Services, solely for your own personal use. Global Cognition hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access and use the Websites and Services for your own non-commercial purposes, subject to your complete compliance with the Terms. Global Cognition reserves the right to revoke your right to use the Website or the Services at any time as further set forth in Section 11 herein. You acknowledge that the time that you spend on or using the Websites and/or Services, is solely for your personal entertainment purposes, and that no monetary value can be attributed to such time and that, but for the license granted herein, you are not entitled under the law to use or have access to the Websites or Services and/or the Materials. Except as expressly provided herein, Global Cognition does not grant you any other express or implied rights or license in or to the Materials, Services and/or the Websites, and all right, title and interest that Global Cognition has in the Materials and/or the Websites rights not explicitly granted to you by Global Cognition are retained by Global Cognition. Except as expressly set forth in the Terms, you may not modify (including without limitation making derivative works), copy, adapt, reverse engineer, de-compile or otherwise reduce to human perceivable format, distribute, frame, reproduce, republish, download, scrape, display, post, transmit, transfer, license or sublicense, publicly display, or sell in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, Materials without Global Cognition’s express prior written permission.
3. Intellectual Property. You acknowledge that the Materials, Services and Websites are protected by and/or embody copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights (“Intellectual Property”) owned by Global Cognition, including without limitation the selection, coordination, arrangement, compilation, assembly and any enhancements thereto. The Websites, Services and Materials (and any Intellectual Property and other rights relating thereto) are and will remain the property of Global Cognition. The trademarks, trade names, trade dress, logos, and service marks displayed on the Websites are the registered and/or unregistered trademarks of Global Cognition, Global Cognition’s licensors and vendors and/or other third parties. You acknowledge that the Intellectual Property is valid and protected in all media existing now or later developed and under United States and foreign laws. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights in or to the Intellectual Property. The Intellectually Property may not be used by you for any purpose without Global Cognition’s prior express written permission, unless permissible by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Intellectual Property may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Global Cognition’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that discloses confidential information or disparages Global Cognition. Nothing contained on the Websites or available on any Third Party Platform should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Intellectual Property. Except as expressly provided in a separate license agreement, Global Cognition and its licensors of the Materials do not grant any express or implied rights to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information.
4. Right to Modify. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Websites, the Materials, the Services, or any part or parts thereof with or without notice. You agree that Global Cognition will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuation.
5. Your Account. In order to access and/or use certain aspects of the Websites and/or Services, we may require you to create a user Account (“Account”). You acknowledge and agree that you have no ownership or other proprietary interest in such Account. To create an Account, we may require or request that you to provide us with certain personal information (e.g., your name and/or e-mail address). Providing Global Cognition with your personal information is your choice. Each time you decide to provide Global Cognition with your personal information, you agree to: (a) provide accurate information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your current e-mail address) and (b) maintain and update your information (including your e-mail address) to keep it accurate and current. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Global Cognition has the right to terminate your access to and use of the Websites and/or Services (or any portion thereof) and your participation in any Services contained on or available through the Websites or any Third Party Platform. To create an Account, we may require you to select a username and password. Your username is subject to certain terms and Standards, as set forth in Sections 6 and 9 below. You agree that Global Cognition has the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate your user Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Websites and/or Services (or any portion thereof).
6. User Name & Password. You acknowledge that you shall be responsible for ensuring that any user name you select does not infringe any third party rights or is otherwise unlawful. Global Cognition may refuse to grant you a username in its sole discretion for any reason including if it impersonates or misleadingly implies an association with the persona of another person or entity, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, or for any other reason as determined by us in our sole discretion. Your selection and use of a specific username does not convey any ownership or rights in that username and Global Cognition reserves the right to revoke and/or reassign that username in its sole discretion. You understand and agree that Global Cognition reserves the right to change, remove, alter or delete any username, with or without prior notice to you, at any time and for any reason in Global Cognition’s sole discretion. YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AND ALL ACCESS TO AND USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH THE USE OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD WHETHER OR NOT AUTHORIZED BY YOU. You agree not to transfer or resell or otherwise convey your Account or the right to use your Account or rights therein to anyone. If you have reason to believe that your Account is no longer secure, you must: (i) promptly change your password and (ii) immediately notify us of the problem by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject line: “Username Password Security Issues”).
You may not use anyone else’s Account at any time and you may not allow anyone else to use your Account at any time. You agree that Global Cognition will not be liable for any loss you may incur as a result of someone else using your Account, either with or without your knowledge, and you further agree that you will be liable for losses incurred by Global Cognition or another party due to someone else using your Account. Because of this, Global Cognition strongly recommends that you exit from your Account at the end of each session.
You agree to pay all fees or charges incurred by your Account, including applicable taxes at the time that the applicable fee or charge becomes payable. Unless otherwise indicated, all prices are in US Dollars. Global Cognition may add new products and services for additional fees and charges, or proactively amend fees and charges for Services and/or Materials, at any time in our sole discretion. You represent to Global Cognition that you are an authorized user of the chosen method of payment used to pay any fees you incur plus all applicable taxes. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE FULLY LIABLE FOR ALL FEES AND CHARGES MADE THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR FEES AND CHARGES MADE THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.
7. Online Services/Your Responsibilities. While using any of the Websites (e.g. thinkeracademy.com) and/or Materials, including on or in any Submissions (as defined below), postings or ratings, you agree not to:
o Use the Websites or Services in any manner that violates any applicable laws or regulations or is prohibited by these Terms;
o “Stalk”, harass, threaten, or defraud other Global Cognition (e.g. Thinker Academy) users or any members of Global Cognition staff;
o Create a false identity or impersonate another person or entity, including without limitation, identities falsely indicating that you are a Global Cognition official or representative, another user or host, or that you are a celebrity or public figure;
o Access another user’s Account without permission;
o Send, post, transmit or make available any pornographic, sexually graphic, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, racially or ethnically insulting, or otherwise inappropriate or offensive comments or content, including any topics that may be harmful to or threaten the security of a child or minor;
o Make offers, advertisements or proposals for goods, services, or other commercial activities outside of Global Cognition;
o Send, post, transmit or make available any unsolicited or inappropriate content, information or Submissions, junk mail, SPAM, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities, or other unsolicited or unauthorized commercial or promotional content, information or communications, except as expressly permitted by Global Cognition as set forth in the Terms or in writing;
o Share Global Cognition passwords (e.g. from thinkeracademy.com) with a third party;
o Send, post, transmit or make available any content, information or Submissions that are subject to intellectual property protection, including, copyright trademark, trade secret or patent rights, or otherwise subject to third party property rights, including rights of privacy and publicity, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the owner of such rights to do so and to grant Global Cognition all the license rights necessary to transmit or maintain such content, information or Submissions;
o Misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information sent, posted, transmitted or made available via the Websites, the Services or a Third Party Platform, such as claiming a created work as your own that is not actually yours;
o Use features of the Websites or Services for anything other than their intended purpose, including exploiting glitches for personal gain;
o Interfere with or disable any security-related features of the Websites or Services, or any part thereof, including any Services available on or through any Third Party Platforms;
o Damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Websites or Services, including any Services available on or through any Third Party Platforms, including by sending, posting, transmitting or distributing anything that contains a virus or other code intended to damage or interfere with the Websites or Services or any portion thereof, or any software, hardware, equipment, system, data, or other information of Global Cognition or any third party;
o Institute an attack upon any server used in connection with the Websites or Services, or any portion thereof, or otherwise attempt to disrupt such servers or any Services available thereon or on or through any Third Party Platform, including, by hacking or DOS attacks;
o Intentionally interfere with the operation of any Services available on the Websites or through any Third Party Platform, or any other user’s enjoyment of such Services;
o Decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Websites or Materials, including any Services available on or through the Websites or Third Party Platforms;
o Use, develop, or distribute any robot (or “bot”), spider, unauthorized script, unauthorized scraper or offline reader, or any other cheat, exploit, mod, bot, hack or the like, or any unauthorized third-party software designed to modify or interfere with or provide automated access to or use of the Websites or Services, or any portion thereof, or any Services available on or through any Third Party Platform;
o Frame or mirror any part of the Websites or Services without Global Cognition’s written permission;
o Buy, sell or trade user Accounts;
o Make improper use of Global Cognition’s support services, including by submitting false abuse reports;
o Imply or state that any statements you make are endorsed by Global Cognition without Global Cognition’s prior written consent;
o Harvest or collect any information about any user of the Websites or Services, including any Services available through Third Party Platforms, including Personal Information or other Account information, including passwords, e-mail addresses, or geo-locations;
o Modify any part of the Websites or Services, including any Services available through any Third Party Platform, for your own personal or commercial purposes, including but not limited to, altering, adapting, licensing, sublicensing, or translating the Websites or Services; or
o Assist, permit or encourage any party in engaging in any of the activities described in the above listing;
While using the Websites or Materials, you agree to comply with these and all Standards, as well as all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Global Cognition has the sole discretion to delete, suspend, terminate or close your user Account, with or without prior notification to you, for any violation of these Terms.
8. Forums & Submissions. The Services may include features such as forms, surveys, quizzes, ratings, blogs, message boards, e-mail services and/or other forums or areas where you and others can post or transmit information onto or through the Websites or Services, including through Third Party Platforms (collectively, the “Forums”), and may redistribute content you send/upload/post to the Websites or through Third Party Platforms. By sending, posting or transmitting to Global Cognition photos, graphics, creative suggestions, ideas or User Ideas, notes, concepts, information, ratings or other materials (collectively, “Submissions”) or by posting such Submissions to any area of the Websites (including without limitation, the Forums) or on Third Party Platforms, you grant Global Cognition and our designees and users a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import such Submissions in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or the provider of the Submissions. None of the Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. Information and Submissions contained on our Forums may be provided by persons not affiliated with us. You must not transmit any Submission to or through the Websites, Services or Third Party Platforms, or to Global Cognition that you consider to be confidential or proprietary, and any Submissions shall be deemed non-confidential. You are responsible and liable for any Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that your communications with other users via the Forums are public and not private communications, and that you have no expectation of privacy concerning your use of the Forums. You acknowledge that any personal information that you communicate via the Forums may be seen and used by others and may result in unsolicited communications. Global Cognition is not responsible for information that you choose to communicate via the Forums or Submission. You acknowledge people participating in such Forums occasionally post Submissions or make statements, whether intentionally or unintentionally, that are inaccurate, misleading, illegal or deceptive. We neither endorse nor are responsible for such Submissions or statements, or for any opinion, advice, information or other utterance made or displayed on the Websites or Services, through Third Party Platforms, or in any Forums by third persons or parties. The opinions expressed in the Forums reflect solely the opinion(s) of the participants of the Forums and do not necessarily reflect the opinion(s) of Global Cognition. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in articles or postings, for hyperlinks embedded in Submissions or for any results obtained from the use of any such statements or information. Under no circumstances will Global Cognition or our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on the Submissions or on any information or materials obtained through the Websites, Services, or any Third Party Platform. We have no obligation to monitor the Websites, Services, any Third Party Platform, or the Forums, or any Submissions or other materials that you or other third persons or parties transmit or post on the Websites, in the Services, on any Third Party Platform, or in the Forums. You acknowledge and agree that Global Cognition has the right (but not the obligation) to do any or all of the following, at its sole discretion: (i) alter, remove, or refuse to post or allow to be posted or stored any Submission or message; (ii) monitor and/or filter any of your communications through the Forums (including without limitation, by means of blocking or replacing expletives or other language that may be deemed harmful or offensive); and/or (iii) disclose any Submission or message or any communication through the Forums, and the circumstances surrounding the transmission thereof, to any third party in order to operate the Websites or any Services available thereon or through any Third Party Platform to (a) protect Global Cognition and its sponsors, employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives and affiliates, and Global Cognition’s users and visitors; (b) to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; and (c) to enforce these Terms; or for any other reason or purpose.
Notwithstanding anything stated herein, by posting a Submission you represent and warrant that (a) you own or otherwise control all of the rights including without limitation, all copyrights, to your Submission or are otherwise legally entitled to post the submission; (b) the content is accurate; (b) use of the content you supply does not violate the Terms and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and (d) you will indemnify Global Cognition and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates for all claims resulting from any content, information, and ratings, including without limitation, all Submissions, you supply, provide or transmit to Global Cognition or the Websites or any Third Party Platform. Global Cognition has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Global Cognition takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content, materials or Submissions posted by you or any third party. GLOBAL COGNITION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY SUBMISSIONS THAT IT DETERMINES IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION VIOLATES OF ANY LAW OR RIGHT OF ANY PERSON, INFRINGES THE RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON, OR IS OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE FOR POSTING OR APPEARING ON THE WEBSITES, IN THE SERVICES, OR IN ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM.
Global Cognition may store Submissions indefinitely. However, Global Cognition has no obligation to store Submissions or make Submissions available to you in the future and Submissions may be destroyed without your permission with no liability to Global Cognition for doing so.
9. Termination. Your right to access and use the Websites, Services and Materials will remain effective until terminated in accordance with the Terms. Global Cognition reserves the right to revoke the license granted to you herein, and if we do, Global Cognition may terminate your access to and use of the Websites, Services and Materials and may, in its sole discretion, maintain or delete your Account and any items associated. If Global Cognition revokes your license, Global Cognition will not have any liability to you for any time spent by you, any Submissions associated with your Account, or for any other reason whatsoever.
Global Cognition may suspend, terminate, modify, or delete your Account or rights thereto with or without prior notice to you, at any time for any reason or for no reason, including without limitation, for any violation or suspected violation of the Terms or for any other reason that Global Cognition in its sole discretion determines is appropriate. For example, your Account may be deleted and terminated without warning if Global Cognition believes, in its sole discretion, that you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or becomes untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete); or Global Cognition has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete. Upon termination, your right to access and use the Websites, Services and Materials will immediately cease. Global Cognition also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to remove content, Submissions or Materials for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion.
You may close your Account by submitting a request here with the subject “Please Close My Account” email@example.com. Global Cognition may terminate your Account, in its discretion, if it has been inactive for a period of at least 6 months. Your Account will be considered inactive if you do not log on to any Websites or Services using your username and password.
10. Eligibility. Except as set forth herein, you must be at least 18 years of age, or have parental consent to use the Websites or Services, or anything accessible or available on the Websites or through Third Party Platforms, register for an Account, or transmit or post any Submission or any Personal Information to any Forum or Blog or anywhere else on the Websites. By accessing, using and/or submitting content or messages to or through the Websites or Services, including Services available through Third Party Platforms, you represent that you are at least 18 years old or have the consent of your parent or guardian. For users under age 18: IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND YOU PROVIDE YOUR CONSENT TO YOUR CHILD’S REGISTRATION WITH THE WEBSITES AND/OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS IN RESPECT OF SUCH CHILD’S USE OF THE WEBSITES AND/OR SERVICES AND/OR ANYTHING ACCESSIBLE OR AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITES OR THROUGH THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT ANY PAYMENTS AUTHORIZED BY YOUR CHILD SHALL BE YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of protections is available from America Links Up: http://www.netparents.org/parentstips/browsers.html.
11. User Ideas. Global Cognition does not accept or consider from users unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new promotions, products, games, applications, technologies or processes or other ideas (collectively, “User Ideas”). You must not transmit any User Ideas to or through the Websites, Services or Third Party Platforms, or to Global Cognition through e-mail, that you consider to be confidential or proprietary. You agree that Global Cognition shall not be required to treat any User Ideas as being confidential or proprietary. You are responsible and liable for any User Ideas you submit. You agree that by submitting User Ideas to Global Cognition, including any concepts, know-how or ideas, you hereby grant Global Cognition a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, sell, exploit, prepare derivative works of and display the User Ideas in connection with the Websites or Services, and for Global Cognition’s (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation, for promoting and redistributing part or all of the User Ideas (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels whether now known or hereafter developed, without payment or accounting to you or others. Global Cognition is under no obligation to evaluate, review, or use any User Idea.
12. Acknowledgements. You hereby agree and acknowledge that: (a) Global Cognition has the right to obtain without notification to you certain information about your computer or software, including without limitation, your operating system, identification of your hard drives, central processing unit, IP address, and Internet browser for purposes of identification and other lawful purposes; (b) Global Cognition has the right to obtain without notification to you non-personal information from your connection to the Websites or Services or via any Third Party Platform for demographic or other legal purposes; and (c) Global Cognition has the right to obtain without notification to you information from your computer, software, and parts or portions thereof, including without limitation, your computer’s random access memory, video card, central processing unit, hard drive(s) and any other storage devices in order to assist our efforts in policing users who may develop and/or use “hacks.” The information obtained in this Section may be used for the purpose of identifying persons or entities not in compliance or believed by Global Cognition to not be in compliance with the Terms and any and all other Global Cognition Standards, rules, policies, notices and/or agreements. You acknowledge and agree that you (and not Global Cognition) are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telecommunications, broadband, and computer hardware, equipment, and services needed to access and use any service provided by Global Cognition, including without limitation, the Websites, Services, or Third Party Platforms, and paying all charges related thereto. You also acknowledge that you are responsible for obtaining and maintaining your access to any websites through which you access Global Cognition’s products or Services, including the Websites and any Third Party Platforms.
14. Sweepstakes/Contests. From time to time we may offer or allow you to participate in promotions, giveaways, contests or sweepstakes (each, a “Promotion”) on our Websites, via the Services, or through a Third Party Platform. Participation in any Promotion is subject to the official rules or guidelines governing that Promotion. Global Cognition may announce rules in connection with any Promotion, but regardless of whether specific rules are announced, all such opportunities will be controlled by the Terms, unless specifically superseded by Promotion-specific rules. Terms include that non-cash awards and prizes, such as access to Services, are not redeemable for cash value. In addition, as a condition to receiving any awards or prizes for participating in such Promotions, you may be required to provide additional information, to sign a release, or to authorize the use of certain biographical or other information about you in Global Cognition marketing materials. Please also be aware that if a third party administers the Promotion, your participation may be subject to additional terms and conditions, and you should specifically read such third party’s rules, terms of service, and privacy policies before participating. You agree that Global Cognition is not responsible for such third parties’ promotions
15. Accessing Materials. Access to the Websites or Materials from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access or use the Websites or Materials from locations outside of the United States do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local rules including, without limitation, rules about the internet, data, e-mail, or privacy. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. Users visiting the Websites or Third Party Platforms from countries outside of the United States must agree to abide by all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
16. Copyright Infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Global Cognition infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by a user on one of our Forums), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. Please see the following requirements and specific instructions for submitting a notice to Global Cognition. If you believe that your copyright-protected work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, then please contact Global Cognition’s DMCA Agent with the following information (please consult your attorney to better understand your rights and obligations under Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act and other laws):
1. Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL);
2. Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material);
3. Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your address, telephone number, email address);
4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
5. A written statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.
6. Your physical or electronic signature.
Please send this written notice to our designated agent as follow:
Global Cognition LLC
1771 Southview Dr.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA
Email: support at thinkeracademy dot com (with the subject line “DMCA Communication”)
Counter-Notification. If material that you have posted to the Site has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:
7. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
8. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
9. Your name, address and telephone number;
10. A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for any judicial district in which Global Cognition, may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted a notice in compliance with the section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as generally described above;
11. Your physical or electronic signature.
Please send this written notice to our designated agent, using contact provided in 16.6.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing, or that the material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake may be subject to liability. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy of terminating the accounts of repeat infringers. A repeat infringer includes any user who has made two or more postings for which we receive a notice of infringement under this DMCA Notice and Takedown Procedure.
Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Websites should be sent to Global Cognition’s DMCA Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement, using contact provided in 16.6.
Global Cognition’s DMCA Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be contacted only for the purposes set forth in this Section. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES DIRECTED TO Global Cognition’s DMCA AGENT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. MISUSE OF THE DMCA CAN SUBJECT YOU TO LIABILITY.
17. Third-Party Offerings. The Websites may include links to other websites or services (including advertisements and payment providers) solely as a convenience to you (“Linked Sites”). The inclusion of any Linked Site does not imply endorsement by Global Cognition of any third party, third party websites or any association with the operators of such Linked Sites. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of service/use posted at any third party or Linked Sites. The content on Linked Sites is not under the control of Global Cognition. Global Cognition does not provide or endorse any such Linked Sites or the information, material, products, or services contained on or available or accessible on or through any Linked Sites, nor is Global Cognition responsible if the Linked Site is not functioning properly. Furthermore, Global Cognition makes no express or implied warranties with regard to the information, material, products, or services that are contained on or accessible through Linked Sites. Access and use of Linked Sites, including the information, material, products, and services on Linked Sites or available through Linked Sites, is solely at your own risk, and you acknowledge and agree that Global Cognition is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by your use of any or dealings with any Linked Site or as the result of the presence of any advertisers on the Websites or available through any Third Party Platforms. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Websites are solely between you and such advertiser. Any dealings with third parties, such as advertisers, included within the Websites or through any Third Party Platform or participation in Promotions involving the delivery of and payment for goods and services, or any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such third parties, are solely between you and that third party. Global Cognition is neither responsible nor liable for any part of such dealings or Promotions.
18. Disclaimer of Warranties. THE WEBSITES AND THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITES OR ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, GLOBAL COGNITION AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND AGENTS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. GLOBAL COGNITION AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES OR THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITES OR ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITES OR THE MATERIALS (OR ANY PART THEREOF INCLUDING THE SERVICES), THE SUBMISSIONS, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE WEBSITES OR SERVICES ARE HOSTED, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITES OR ON ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF GLOBAL COGNITION OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, MEMBERS OR VISITORS, WHETHER MADE ON THE WEBSITES, IN THE MATERIALS, ON THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES AND MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITES OR ON ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM, ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
19. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER GLOBAL COGNITION NOR ANY OF OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITES AND/OR MATERIALS, INCLUDING ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM, SUBMISSIONS, ANY LINKED WEBSITES OR ANY CODE, PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED, ACCESSIBLE OR USABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITES OR ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITES, MATERIALS, INCLUDING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITES OR THROUGH ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM, SUBMISSIONS OR ANY LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITES, MATERIALS, SUBMISSIONS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR LINKED WEBSITES, AS APPLICABLE. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO GLOBAL COGNITION FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO GLOBAL COGNITION IN THE PRECEDING TWELVE (12) MONTHS, IF ANY, TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITES OR SERVICES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NO COMMUNICATION OF ANY KIND BETWEEN YOU AND GLOBAL COGNITION OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF GLOBAL COGNITION CONSTITUTES A WAIVER OF ANY LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY HEREUNDER OR CREATE ANY ADDITIONAL WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS. MULTIPLE CLAIMS WILL NOT INCREASE THE MONETARY DAMAGES LIMIT STATED HEREIN. YOU AGREE THAT THE DAMAGE EXCLUSIONS IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL APPLY EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
20. Inaccuracies. A possibility exists that the Websites, Materials, including any Services provided on any Third Party Platform, or Submissions could include inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate the Terms. Additionally, a possibility exists that unauthorized alterations could be made by third parties to the Websites or Materials, including any Services available on any Third Party Platform. Although Global Cognition attempts to ensure the integrity of the Websites and Materials, including the Services on Third Party Platforms, we make no guarantees as to the Websites’s or Materials’s completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which the Websites’s or Materials’s completeness or correctness is in question, please submit a request here firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject line “Inaccuracies in Websites or on Third Party Platform Name”) with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on the Websites or Third Party Platform at issue, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you. We will try to address your concerns as soon as reasonably practicable. For copyright infringement claims, see the section on “Copyright Infringement” above.
21. System Outages. Global Cognition periodically schedules system downtime for the Websites and Services for maintenance and other purposes. Additionally, unplanned system outages may occur. You agree that Global Cognition has no responsibility and is not liable for: (a) the unavailability of the Websites or Services including those available on Third Party Platforms; (b) any loss of materials, data, transactions or any other information or materials caused by such system outages; (c) the resultant delay, mis-delivery, or non-delivery of data, transactions or any other information or materials caused by such system outages; or (d) any outages caused by any third parties, including without limitation, any companies or servers hosting the Websites or Services, any Internet service providers, any Third Party Platforms, or any Internet facilities and networks.
22. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Global Cognition, its officers, directors, partners, employees, consultants, and agents, from and against any third party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from (a) any allegation that any Submission or other information you post, submit to us or transmit to the Websites or through a Third Party Platform infringes or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other right of any third party; (b) your breach or violation (including through use of your username or Account, whether or not by you) of the Terms, including the Standards, or any applicable laws or regulations; (c) your access to and use of the Websites, the Materials, including any Services available on Third Party Platforms, or Submissions; (d) any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spyware, or other similar harmful programming routines posted, submitted or transmitted by you to the Websites, in the Services, or on any Third Party Platform; and/or (e) any claim that one of your postings, User Ideas or Submissions caused damage to a third party, including without limitation, libel, defamation, loss of or harm to reputation or any other damage whatsoever.
23. Statute of Limitations. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Websites, the Materials, including any Services or information available through Third Party Platforms, or the Terms must be filed within 1 year after such claim or cause or action arose regardless of any statutes or law to the contrary. In the event any such claim or cause of action is not filed within such 1 year period, such claim or cause of action are forever barred.
24. Modifications to these Terms of Service. Global Cognition reserves the right to make changes to any Terms at any time, however, Global Cognition shall provide notification to you in advance of any changes becoming effective, such as by posting a notification on the Websites or via e-mail. If you continue to access and/or use the Websites or Materials, including any of the Services available through any Third Party Platform, after the effective date of such changes, then such access and/or use will be deemed an acceptance of and an agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms as changed. The revised Terms supersede all previous notices or statements regarding the Websites and Materials. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms any time you access or use the Websites or Materials, and recommend that you print out a copy for your records. Upon our request, you agree to accept or sign a non-electronic version of these Terms of Service and any other policies or agreements set forth or available on or through the Websites or any Third Party Platform.
25. Notice. Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices will be served to the e-mail address you provide to Global Cognition during the registration process. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after e-mail is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the e-mail address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by you through your registration for any of the Services or the Websites. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
26. Waiver. The failure of Global Cognition to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by Global Cognition.
27. Governing Law/Jurisdiction. The Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law that would require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction, and shall be considered to have been made and accepted in the State of Ohio. Any disputes between you and Global Cognition relating to the Website or the Services that involve a claim of less than US$5,000 must be resolved exclusively through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. A party electing arbitration shall initiate proceedings by filing an arbitration demand with the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The arbitration proceedings shall be governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Consumer Due Process Protocol, and Supplementary Procedures for Resolution of Consumer-Related Disputes. In addition, you and Global Cognition agree that the following rules shall apply to the arbitration proceedings: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted, at the option of the party seeking relief, by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any disputes between you and Global Cognition relating to the Website or the Services that involve a claim of more than US$5,000 are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal and State courts located in Greene County, Ohio. You hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
28. Severability. If any provision of the Terms is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
29. Assignment. The Terms and any related rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you without Global Cognition’s prior written consent, but may be assigned by Global Cognition freely without restriction.
30. Entire Agreement. This is the entire agreement between you and Global Cognition relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.
31. Miscellaneous. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by the Terms. Any heading, caption or section title contained herein is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. Global Cognition’s performance of the Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in the Terms is in derogation of Global Cognition’s right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Websites, Services, including without limitation those available through Third Party Platforms, and any information provided to or gathered by Global Cognition with respect to such use(s). A printed version of the Terms and of any notices given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. The parties agree that all correspondence relating to the Terms must be written in the English language. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Service, please contact us through our website located at www.globalcognition.org or at:
Global Cognition LLC
Attn: Question on Terms of Service
1771 Southview Dr.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA