NextLesson Inc. - Terms of Use

This Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement”), effective as of March 4, 2016 states the terms and conditions that govern the contractual agreement between NextLesson Inc. (the “Company”) and you (the “User”) who agrees to be bound by this Agreement as a condition of User’s access to www.nextlesson.org (the “Site”), which is owned and operated by the Company, and the NextLesson Service made available through the Site.

NOTE: THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION AND TIME LIMIT ON SUBMITTING CLAIMS THAT AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.

THE NEXTLESSON SERVICE. Through the Site, the Company offers a project management platform which enables Users to plan, track, and achieve progress toward individual or group goals in a visual, collaborative, and effortless way (the “Service”). By logging onto the Site and/or using the Service, the User agrees to this Agreement and associated Privacy Policy located elsewhere on the Site at www.nextlesson.org/company/privacy.

ELIGIBILITY. The User agrees to provide information that is truthful to the best of the User’s knowledge and in the event any such information changes, the User shall notify the Company of any such change within a reasonable amount of time. The User may not through the Site use false identities, impersonate any other person, or use a username and password that the User is not authorized to use.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS ON USE. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Company grants the User a limited license to access and make personal use of the Site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it (or any portion thereof) except with express written consent of the Company. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Site or its contents, any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices, any derivative use of this site or its contents, any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant, or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The User agrees not to use any device, software or other instrumentality to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site. The User will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure. The User agrees not to use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Site without the prior express consent from an authorized Company representative, unless such use is by a search engine employed to direct Internet users to the Site. The Site or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of the Company. The User may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Company or its associates without express written consent. The User may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden” text utilizing the Company’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of the Company. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by the Company. The User is granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the Site so long as the link does not portray the Company, its associates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.

RESTRICTIONS ON USER-GENERATED CONTENT. The User may have the opportunity to post a variety of content on the Site without the Company’s approval (the “Content”). The User agrees that in using the Service and the Site, the User shall not post any Content that: (i) advocates for the commission of any illegal activity; (ii) advocates or professes violence or intolerance toward any specific individual, organization, or belief; (iii) is misleading or inaccurate information that was posted with the intent of misleading other users; (iv) may be deemed obscene (at the sole discretion of the Company); (v) may cause a liability for Company or its partner publications and websites (collectively, the “Partners”), or may cause Company or any of its Partners to lose (in whole or in part) the services of any ISPs or suppliers; or (vi) infringes upon the intellectual property or any other right of any third party. The User shall not, through the Service or the Site: (i) impersonate any person or entity; (ii) harass any other users of the Site; or (iii) state or imply that any posted Content is endorsed by the Company. The User grants to Company a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display any Content throughout the world in any media. The User grants the Company and its sublicensees the right to use the name that the User submits in connection with such content, if the party so chooses. The User represents and warrants that the User owns or otherwise controls all of the rights to the posted Content and that the Content is accurate. By submitting Content to the Site, the User acknowledges that this Agreement applies to the User’s submission of the Content and the Company’s use of such Content.

USER ACCOUNT. The User may register to use the Site with an account in order to make use of certain functions and/or the Service (the “User Account”). The User is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password that the User designates during the registration process, and the User is fully responsible for all activities that occur under the User Account. The User agrees to: (i) immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of the User Account or any other breach of security, and (ii) ensure that the User exits from the User Account at the end of each session. The Company will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the User’s failure to comply with this provision. The User should use particular caution when accessing the User Account from a public or shared computer to ensure that others are not able to view or record the User Account’s username and password and/or other personal information. The Company reserves the right to terminate or suspend any User’s User Account and/or access to the Site and the Service if the Company determines (in its sole discretion) that any such User has violated this Agreement.

TERM AND TERMINATION. This Agreement will remain in effect until terminated by either party. If the User is dissatisfied with the Service or any of the terms and conditions contained herein, the sole and exclusive remedy is to terminate the User Account. The User may cancel the User Account and participation in the Service at any time through the Site. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary, the Company may, in its sole discretion, terminate the User Account, and discontinue the User’s participation in the Service. Reasons for the Company’s determination to so terminate or discontinue the User’s Account or participation as provided for above, include, but are not limited to, if the Company believes that the User has violated this Agreement or other policies or guidelines of the Service or that of any other party, or if the Company believes that the User’s conduct may be harmful to other consumers, advertisers or licensees who participate in or facilitate the Service.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. The Site and Service hold certain content, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, data compilations, and software that is the property of the Company or its content suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international laws. No license to or right in any such content is granted to or conferred upon the User except for the limited, non-exclusive, revocable right to use as expressly set forth in this Agreement.

Further, the Site and the Services may make reference by name to certain brands or names of unaffiliated third parties. We offer K-12 teachers thousands of standards-aligned lessons that engage students by combining personal relevance, rigor and real world context, and to achieve that real world context we need to refer to persons, places and things in the real world. These references, however, are solely for educational and illustrative purposes and do not in any way represent endorsement or affiliation of NextLesson by these people, places, or things, and this includes any names, trademark or brands that refer to celebrities, sports teams, manufacturers, service providers or other companies.

To notify the Company of any content you believe infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of another, please contact us at legal@nextlesson.org.

COMMUNICATIONS. The Company shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute any and all communication conducted with Company through the Site including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like (the “Communications”). The User shall have no right of confidentiality in the Communications and the Company shall have no obligation to protect the Communications from disclosure. The Company shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, content or techniques contained in the Communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.

LIMITED LIABILITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE TO THE USER OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR ANY MATTER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITE, ANY SERVICE OFFERED BY THE COMPANY, OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANY PARTY’S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (B) ANY CHANGES TO OR INACCESSIBILITY OF THE SITE; (C) ANY DELAY, FAILURE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY DATA OR ANY TRANSMISSION OF DATA; (D) ANY CONTENT OR DATA TRANSMITTED OR RECEIVED (OR NOT TRANSMITTED OR RECEIVED) BY/FROM ANY PARTY; AND/OR (E) ANY CONTENT OR DATA FROM A THIRD PERSON ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, OR THE SERVICE; WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE. SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THUS THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO USER.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY SERVICE OFFERED BY THE COMPANY IS AT THE USER’S SOLE RISK. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (B) THAT THE SITE, OR THE SERVICE WILL MEET THE USER’S REQUIREMENTS; (C) THAT THE SITE WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, ACCESSIBLE OR ERROR-FREE; AND/OR (D) THAT ANY INFORMATION, DATA OR CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SITE, OR THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE, TIMELY OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER FORMS OF DESTRUCTIVE CODE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THE USER FROM THE COMPANY, WHETHER IN ORAL, WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC FORM, RELATING TO THE USER’S USE OF THIS SITE, THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

INDEMNIFICATION. The User agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Company, along with its directors, employees and agents from and against any action, cause, claim, damage, debt, demand or liability, including reasonable costs and attorney's fees, asserted by any person or entity, arising out of or relating to: (i) this Agreement and/or any breach or threatened breach by the User; (ii) the User’s use of the Site or any service offered by the Company; (iii) any unacceptable, unlawful, or objectionable use of the Site or any service offered to the User by the Company; or (iv) any negligent or willful misconduct by the User.

ERRORS AND OMISSIONS. The Site may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors, including but not limited to inaccuracies relating to pricing or availability applicable to certain products or services offered by the Company. The Company shall not assume responsibility or liability for any such inaccuracies, errors or omissions, and shall have no obligation to honor any order affected by such inaccuracies. The Company reserves the right to make changes, corrections, cancellations and/or improvements to any information contained on the Site, and to the products and programs described in such information, at any time without notice, including after confirmation of a transaction.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. The Site may contain information about products and services offered by the Company, not all of which are available in every location. Any reference to a Company product or service on the Site does not imply that such product or service is or will be available in the User’s location.

THIRD PARTY LINKS. There are links on the Site that lead to third party sites. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF THOSE SITES OR THE COOKIES THOSE SITES USE. IN ADDITION, BECAUSE THE COMPANY HAS NO CONTROL OVER SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES, THE USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH EXTERNAL SITES OR RESOURCES, AND DOES NOT ENDORSE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CONTENT, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE FROM SUCH SITES OR RESOURCES.

MODIFICATION. The Company has the right at any time or from time to time to modify or amend this Agreement. Should the Company choose to modify this Agreement the Site will display such changes, which will be User’s only notification of any such change. Any use of the Site or the Service by User after such notification shall constitute User’s acceptance of the modified or amended terms. No modification to this Agreement made by User shall be binding upon the Company.

FORCE MAJEURE. In the event that either Party is unable to perform any of its obligations under this Agreement or to enjoy any of its benefits because of natural disaster, terrorism, fire, explosion, power blackout, earthquake, flood, the elements, strike, embargo, labor disputes, acts of civil or military authority, war, acts of God, acts or omissions of carriers or suppliers, acts of regulatory or governmental agencies, actions or decrees of governmental bodies or communication line failure not the fault of the affected Party or other causes beyond such Party’s reasonable control (a “Force Majeure Event”) the Party who has been so affected shall immediately give notice to the other Party and shall do everything possible to resume performance. Upon receipt of such notice, all obligations under this Agreement shall be immediately suspended. If the period of nonperformance exceeds seven (7) days from the receipt of notice of the Force Majeure Event, the Party whose ability to perform has not been so affected may by giving written notice immediately terminate this Agreement.

SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had not been contained herein.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION

Definitions. As used in this Arbitration Provision, “Claims” means all claims, disputes, or controversies between User and NextLesson of any nature or kind, whether pre-existing, present, or future, that arise from or relate to the Site or Service. This includes but is not limited to disagreements about the validity, enforceability, or scope of this Arbitration Provision.

Informal Efforts to Resolve Dispute. If a dispute arises between User and NextLesson, User should first attempt to resolve it by calling NextLesson at (415) 968-9655, or by writing to us with the details of the complaint, including User’s contact information for a response, to the address listed below. NextLesson will attempt in good faith to resolve all Claims submitted this way within fifteen (15) days of receipt.

Agreement to Arbitrate; Right to Opt Out. If informal efforts to resolve Claims fail or are not used, User agrees that any and all Claims will be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration as described herein, except that: (i) User may assert Claims in a small claims court in the United States if the Claims meet the court's jurisdictional requirements; and (ii) either party may pursue Claims and relief in a court of competent jurisdiction regarding the validity and/or infringement of a party’s intellectual property rights.

THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY IN ARBITRATION, AND COURT REVIEW OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS VERY LIMITED. HOWEVER, AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD TO A PARTY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS THE SAME DAMAGES AND FORMS OF RELIEF AS A COURT COULD (INCLUDING INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF AS WELL AS STATUTORY DAMAGES), AND MUST FOLLOW THE LAW AND TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AS A COURT WOULD. ANY ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS AND PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

USERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION MUST NOTIFY NEXTLESSON IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT USER FIRST ACCEPTED OR HAD ACCESS TO THIS AGREEMENT BY MAILING AN OPT-OUT REQUEST TO THE NEXTLESSON CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER ADDRESS LISTED BELOW. USER’S WRITTEN NOTIFICATION MUST INCLUDE USER’S NAME, ADDRESS, THE EMAIL ADDRESS USED TO REGISTER FOR SERVICES WITH NEXTLESSON, AND A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT USER DOES NOT WISH TO RESOLVE DISPUTES THROUGH ARBITRATION. A DECISION TO OPT OUT OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION WILL HAVE NO ADVERSE EFFECT ON USER’S RELATIONSHIP WITH NEXTLESSON, ACCESS TO THE SITE, OR THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES. IF USER HAS PREVIOUSLY NOTIFIED NEXTLESSON OF A DECISION TO OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION, USER DOES NOT NEED TO DO SO AGAIN.

Arbitration Fees. The allocation and payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) rules which limit the amount a consumer is required to pay. If the arbitrator determines that User’s Claims are not frivolous applying the standards of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, NextLesson agrees to reimburse User the amount of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees User is required to pay to the AAA for the arbitration.

Arbitration Rules. The arbitration will be conducted by the AAA under its rules if User is a resident of the United States; if use of the Site and Services has been principally for personal or household use, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes will also apply. If User is a resident of a country other than the United States, the arbitration will be conducted by the AAA's International Centre for Dispute Resolution with venue in San Francisco, California, USA, under its rules for international arbitration. The Parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the U.S. federal court for the Northern District of California, in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between the applicable arbitration rules and this Arbitration Provision, this Arbitration Provision shall govern and control.

The arbitration will be conducted in the English language by a single arbitrator who is an attorney-at-law with experience in consumer and technology transactions and who is also a member of the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators. If the parties can't agree on a mutually acceptable arbitrator within fifteen (15) days after the arbitration is initiated, then the AAA will pick a neutral arbitrator who meets the qualifications. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org, or by calling 1-800-778-7879 from inside the United States or +1-212-484-4181 from outside the United States.

Initiating Arbitration. To begin an arbitration proceeding, User must follow the procedures specified by the applicable AAA rules as described on their Web site at www.adr.org.

Time Restriction. USER MUST FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE AAA OR A PERMITTED COURT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE DATE OF THE OCCURRENCE OF THE EVENT OR FACTS GIVING RISE TO A CLAIM, OR YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ANY CLAIM BASED UPON SUCH EVENT, FACTS OR DISPUTE.

Arbitration Process. Because appearing in person for arbitration can be unduly burdensome in the circumstances, arbitration under this Arbitration Provision shall not require any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless mutually agreed. Either or both parties may participate by written submissions, telephone calls, or other means of remote communication as allowed by the arbitrator.

The arbitration can only decide Claim(s) between User and NextLesson and may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons that may have similar claims. There shall be no pre-arbitration discovery except as provided for in the applicable AAA rules. The arbitrator will honor claims of privilege recognized by law and will take reasonable steps to protect customer account information and other confidential or proprietary information.

In conducting the arbitration proceeding, the arbitrator will apply the law of the State of California (without regard to its conflicts of law provisions) including U.S. federal law for matters covered by federal law (e.g. the Federal Arbitration Act). At the request of any party, the arbitrator shall provide a brief written explanation of the basis for the decision and award. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitrator’s decision will be final and binding on the parties except for any right to appeal under the AAA rules or the Federal Arbitration Act.

Enhanced Recovery. If the arbitrator rules in User’s favor on the merits of any Claim brought against NextLesson and issues a damages award in User’s favor that is greater in monetary value than NextLesson’s last written settlement offer made before written submissions are made to the arbitrator, then when the judgment is final NextLesson will pay User the damage award judgment plus fifty percent (150%) up to US$1,000 over and above the damages award, plus User’s reasonable attorneys’ fees for the arbitration proceeding.

Confidentiality. The parties shall keep confidential any information exchanged during the arbitration as well as the decision of the arbitrator made with respect to any Claim(s) arbitrated under this Arbitration Provision and, with the exception of disclosure to attorneys, accountants, auditors, and other legal or financial advisors, neither party shall disclose such information or decision to any other person unless required to do so by law.

Continuing Obligation to Arbitrate; Severability. This dispute resolution and arbitration provision (“Arbitration Provision”) shall survive termination of User’s access to the Site or use of any Services and related agreements. If any portion of this Arbitration Provision is deemed invalid or unenforceable at law, such invalid or unenforceable provision will be interpreted, construed or reformed to the extent required to make it valid and enforceable, and this shall not invalidate the remaining portions of this Arbitration Provision.

NextLesson Customer Service Center Address:
NextLesson, Inc.
ATTN: LEGAL/ARBITRATION
28 Second Street, Suite 501, San Francisco, CA 94105.

SUBSCRIPTION TO CONTENT (i) While User subscribes to Content, User will have the right to use and download copies of Content for their noncommercial personal or classroom use, provided that any copies you print continue to show all notices concerning copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights that appear in the material you reproduce. User agrees not to post any downloaded files on the internet. (ii) User agrees that delivery of the Content to User does not transfer to User any commercial or promotion use rights in the Content. User agrees that use of the Service (including purchase of Content) constitutes acceptance of and agreement to use the Service and such Content solely in accordance with this Agreement, and that any other use of the Service or Content may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws, and you may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. As a condition of use, you agree not to share your purchases with your colleagues unless User has purchased additional licenses.

NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA USERS. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Site and Services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: NextLesson can be reached by writing to it at 28 Second Street, Suite 501, San Francisco, CA 94105, or calling (415) 968-9655. The charges for the Services are specified on the Site or in order forms User requests. If User has a complaint regarding the Site or Services or wants to request a paper copy of this Agreement, please contact NextLesson by writing to the address above, or by e-mail at legal@nextlesson.org, or by calling (415) 968-9655. The Consumer Information Center of the Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-112, Sacramento, California 95384, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.