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These Terms of Use ("Terms") were last updated on July 27, 2020.

Hello, StudyVen’t mission is to improve students’ skills in scientific working. Note that your use of our service is subject to our here defined terms. When you use our service, you agree to these terms and acknowledge that you understand and accept them entirely. If you do not agree to all of the following, please do not use or access our service.

Terms

General Terms

Welcome to studyvent.com. These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) are a binding contract between you and StudyVent. (“StudyVent,” “we” and “us”). You must agree to and accept all of the Terms, or you don’t have the right to use the Services. Your using the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services. These Terms include the provisions in this document, as well as those in the StudyVent Intellectual Property Policy and our Privacy Policy.For the purposes of these Terms, “User” means anyone who accesses and/or registers for our Services.

Please be advised: these Terms contain provisions that govern how claims that you and StudyVent have against each other can be brought (see below). These provisions will, with limited exception, require that you submit claims you have against StudyVent to binding and final arbitration on an individual basis, not as a plaintiff or class member in any class, group or representative action or proceeding.

Over time our terms may change with the Services. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time. If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; however, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes. Registered users will be notified of any changes at least six weeks in advance by e-mail to the e-mail address stored in their account.

Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

What about my privacy?

StudyVent takes the privacy of its users very seriously. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13; if you are a child under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at support@studyvent.com.

Basics of Using

What are the basics of using studyvent.com (applicable to all users).

Registration and Security

To use some aspects of the Services, you may be required to sign up for an account and select a password (“StudyVent User ID”). If you are accessing the Services through a third party site or service (such as “Facebook” or “Google”), we may require that your StudyVent User ID be the same as your user name for such third party site or service. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not select as your StudyVent User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission. You may only create one account with us. If your account has been suspended or terminated, you may not open another account with us. If you access the Service through a third party site or service, you will provide your third party account credentials to us, and you are consenting to have the information in those accounts transmitted into your StudyVent account, and you agree that you shall only use accounts owned by you, and not by any other person or entity.

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf). If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms, in which case the references to “you” or “your” or the like other than in this sentence, refer to such organization or entity. If you are a parent, guardian, or other person who enables a child under the age of 13 to access the Services, you agree to stand in the shoes of such child for the purposes of making us whole in case of damages or indemnification that could properly lie against a child, if not for his or her age. The Services are intended for use by you only if you are 13 years of age or older.

Permitted Use

You will only use the Services for your own personal use (and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party), and only in a manner that complies with all laws, rules (government, school, or otherwise), and regulations (collectively “Applicable Laws”) that apply to you. You may not resell or make any commercial use of the Services or any Content (defined below) therein (other than your own Submissions (defined below), subject to the non-exclusive license you grant to us). Any Content you access through the Services is licensed, not sold to you, regardless of the use of the term “purchase” herein. You are prohibited from soliciting other users of the Services (hereafter “Users”) to contact you outside the Services, including Tutors, for any purpose. “Content” means the materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations, and so forth. “Submissions” means any Content you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services.

If your use of the Services is prohibited by Applicable Laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks any Applicable Laws.

We are not responsible for Content

We are not responsible for editing, modifying, filtering, screening, monitoring, endorsing or guaranteeing any Content. We are not liable for any acts or omissions of Users, or the accuracy or completeness of any documents. Content is to be used for general information purposes only, not as a substitute for specific professional advice.

Protection of Content

The Content is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including StudyVent’s) rights.

You understand that StudyVent owns the Services. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services.

The Services may allow you to copy or download certain Content; please remember that just because this functionality exists, doesn’t mean that all the restrictions above don’t apply – they do!

Connectivity Costs and Equipment

You are responsible for all service, internet and/or other fees and costs associated with your access to and use of the Services, including, but not limited to, any data charges imposed by a wireless carrier or Internet service provider, and for obtaining and maintaining all equipment required for such access and use.

Your use of the Services is subject to the following additional restrictions:

You are prohibited from uploading or submitting copyright infringing materials (including without limitation copies made without the consent of the copyright owner of any copyrighted works, in whole or in part.

You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any Submission that, or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that:

  1. Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including StudyVent);
  2. Violates any Applicable Law;
  3. Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
  4. Jeopardizes the security of your StudyVent account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log on as you on the Services);
  5. Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other User;
  6. Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
  7. Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
  8. “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
  9. Introduces any viruses, Trojan horses, or other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any part of the Services;
  10. Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content; or
  11. Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services.

A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.

Do I have to grant any licenses to StudyVent or to other Users?

In order to display, store, and provide Users with access to your Submissions on the Services, you grant us certain rights in those Submissions.

You hereby grant StudyVent a non-exclusive license to translate, modify, store, edit, display, perform, reproduce, distribute, and otherwise act with respect to such Submissions, in each case to enable us to operate the Services, as described in more detail below. This license enables us to provide the Services and is not intended to otherwise limit your ownership rights in your Submissions.

You also grant StudyVent a non-exclusive license to publicly translate, modify, store, edit, display, perform, reproduce, and distribute your Submissions for the purpose of making such Submissions accessible to all StudyVent Users and providing the Services necessary to do so, as well as all other rights necessary to use and exercise all rights in that Submission in connection with the Services and/or otherwise in connection with the StudyVent business for any purpose. The licenses granted to StudyVent also include the right to distribute your Submissions through multiple tiers of sublicensees and for such sublicensees to have all rights necessary for them to offer, deliver, market, promote, demonstrate and sell your Submissions to other Users.

Also, you grant all other Users of the Services a license to access your Submissions, and to use and exercise all rights in it, as permitted by the functionality of the Service, including reproducing such Submissions on personal devices.

You agree that the licenses you grant are royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, sublicensable, irrevocable, and worldwide. You understand and agree that if you delete your account, it may not be possible to completely delete that content from StudyVent’s records, and that your Submissions will remain viewable elsewhere as part of the Services and to the extent that they were downloaded or stored by other Users.

Finally, you understand and agree that StudyVent, in performing the required technical steps to make your Submission accessible through the Services, may need to modify and make changes to your Submissions and the foregoing licenses include the rights to do so.

What if I see something on the Services that infringes my copyright?

You may have heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), as it relates to online service providers, like StudyVent, being asked to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright. We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers; to review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.

Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Services?

Any Content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated, and you access all such information and content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it. We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. We can’t guarantee the identity of any Users with whom you interact in using the Services and are not responsible for which Users gain access to the Services.

The Services may contain links or connections to third party websites, services or authors that are not owned or controlled by StudyVent. When you access third party websites or use third party services, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that StudyVent is not responsible for such risks. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party website or service that you visit or utilize.

StudyVent has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, StudyVent will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site or service. By using the Services, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that StudyVent shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.

If there is a dispute between Users on this site, or between Users and any third party, you agree that StudyVent is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other Users, you release StudyVent, its officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Services. If you are a California resident, you shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor."

Other Important Terms

Will StudyVent ever change the Services?

We’re always trying to improve the Services, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services. We’ll try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn’t always practical. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.

Does the StudyVent Service cost anything?

StudyVent offers a free access as well as a paid access to the Services. Each and every paid subscription package requires an upfront and immediate charge to your primary payment method depending on the subscription term that you elect to purchase. For more details on pricing, payment, refunds and what is included in the different levels of access, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

What if I want to stop using StudyVent?

You’re free to do that at any time, by contacting us at support@studyvent.com please refer to our Privacy Policy, as well as the licenses above, to understand how we treat information you provide to us after you have stopped using our Services.

You can cancel any ongoing billing through your Account Settings section of the User Dashboard of the Service as further detailed in the FAQ. For any questions, please email us at support@studyvent.com. Cancellations will be effective within 7 business days. All debts and fees must be paid before cancellation can take effect. Termination of your account does not affect your liability or obligations under the Terms.

StudyVent is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. StudyVent has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms.

Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account.

If you have deleted your account by mistake, contact us immediately at support@studyvent.com – we will try to help, but unfortunately, we can’t promise that we can recover or restore anything.

No Refunds

All payments are final and no refunds will be issued. For any billing related questions in regards to payment, please contact Customer Service at support@studyvent.com.

What else do I need to know?

Survival of Terms. Provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination. By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership of intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us.

General Disclaimer. The Services provide a platform for users. We don’t hire or background check our users, we aren’t responsible for reviewing Content for accuracy, reliability or appropriateness, nor are we responsible or liable for any interactions between Users. We are not responsible for disputes, claims, losses, injuries, or damage of any kind that might arise out of or relate to conduct of Users, including, but not limited to, any User’s reliance upon any information provided. You understand that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You hereby agree to hold StudyVent harmless from and against any and all claims that you may have arising out of your access or use of any Content.

Warranty Disclaimer. StudyVent does not make any representations or warranties concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. We make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Services. Any Content or Services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) through the Services are provided “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind from StudyVent or others. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL STUDYVENT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR (B) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (I) $100 OR (II) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO STUDYVENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THIS APPLICABLE CLAIM, OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold StudyVent, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms. In the event of such a claim, suit, or action (“Claim”), if you have an account, we will attempt to provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).

Assignment. You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without StudyVent’s prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.

Choice of Law; Arbitration. ANY ARBITRATION UNDER THESE TERMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS: CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND STUDYVENT ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction.

Miscellaneous. You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services, provided that StuyVent may, in its sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit. The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. You and StudyVent agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and StudyVent, and that it supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms, and that all modifications to these Terms must be in a writing signed by both parties (except as otherwise provided herein). You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner or joint venture of StudyVent, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind StudyVent in any respect whatsoever. Except as expressly set forth in the section above regarding the Apple Application, you and StudyVent agree there are no third party beneficiaries intended under these Terms.