Terms and Conditions ("Terms")
Last updated: February 2nd, 2017
Welcome to Gif Lingua. We're glad you want to use this service for children's and adult eBooks and other content. Since we want to protect your rights and those of any other user or third party who interacts with us, we created these Terms of Service ("Terms"). By accessing or using the Gif Lingua applications, website, services, software, and/or content made available by Gif Lingua, Inc. ("the Gif Lingua Service", "we", and "us"), you agree to these Terms. If you don't agree to these Terms, do not access or use the Gif Lingua Service.
1. You and Your Account
By registering for the Gif Lingua Service you affirm that you are (i) 18 years of age or the applicable age of majority or older in your province, territory, or country, or (ii) an emancipated minor. You also affirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into these Terms and to abide by and comply with them.
We may provide you with a unique ID and ability to select a Gif Lingua avatar ("Avatar") to represent your account within the Gif Lingua Service. If you register and subscribe, you agree to: (a) provide accurate and current information as prompted by the registration form; (b) maintain and update such information so that it is accurate and current at all times; (c) not share your password or unique ID or let anyone else access your account other than in those situations permitted under these Terms, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account; (d) not use a username with the intent to impersonate another person or in a manner that infringes another person's rights; (e) not use a username that is obscene or vulgar; and (f) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security related to the Gif Lingua Service. WHEN YOU SHARE YOUR PASSWORD OR ALLOW A THIRD PARTY TO ACCESS YOUR GIF LINGUA ACCOUNT, YOU AGREE TO REMAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE TERMS BY ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SAFEGUARD YOUR PASSWORD OR FOR ANY ACTIONS OCCURRING UNDER YOUR PASSWORD.
2. Subscription Members
Although certain features and/or content of the Gif Lingua may be available at no charge to any user, other features and/or content may only be available to who agree to pay for a subscription plan (each, a "Subscription Member"). Each subscription plan may be described in more detail in other areas of the Gif Lingua. Any payment terms displayed to you in the process of becoming a Subscription Member are deemed part of these Terms.
3. Our License to You
We grant you a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, world-wide, license to access and use the Gif Lingua Service solely for personal, non-commercial purposes as permitted by these Terms and intended by us through the normal functionality of the Gif Lingua Service. This license to you will automatically terminate if you violate these Terms. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title or interest is transferred to you. We may allow you to store encrypted, cached content on your tablet, smartphone or other compatible internet-connected device. You may not transfer copies of cached content to any other device.
4. Your Conduct
We would like to keep the Gif Lingua Service as safe as possible for our users but need your help to do so. Accordingly, you agree not to use the Gif Lingua Service to: (i) violate any local, state, national, or international law or regulation; (ii) transmit any material that is abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, libelous, graphically violent, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable; (iii) transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation; (iv) knowingly transmit any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses, or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (v) breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures (including geo-restriction measures); (vi) attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the Gif Lingua Service; (vii) remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notations from any Content (as defined below) or User Submissions (as defined below) of other users; (viii) stalk, harass, or harm another individual; (ix) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (x) interfere with or disrupt the Gif Lingua Service or servers or networks connected to the Gif Lingua Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Gif Lingua Service; or (xi) rent or lease your account. You also agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses the Gif Lingua Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the Gif Lingua Service servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional web browser.
5. Ownership; Restrictions On Use
All right, title, and interest in and to the Gif Lingua Service site and services are and will remain the exclusive property of Gif Lingua Creations, Inc. and its licensors. The content on the Gif Lingua Service, including without limitation, books, text, software, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, User Submissions (as defined below), interactive features and the like ("Content") and the "Gif Lingua" word mark and design mark, as well as certain other of the names, logos, and materials displayed on or through the Gif Lingua Service that constitute trademarks, tradenames, service marks or logos ("Marks") are owned by or licensed to Gif Lingua Creations, Inc. and are subject to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights under U.S. and international laws. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any purposes the Gif Lingua Service or any portion of the Gif Lingua Service, including, without limitation, Content and Marks, except as authorized by these Terms or as otherwise authorized in writing by us or our applicable licensors. You also agree to view Content (including but not limited to books and videos) as made available through the Gif Lingua Service only in geographic locations where we offer the Gif Lingua Service and have licensed such Content. The Gif Lingua Service is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or associated with any Content.
6. User Submissions
We may provide functionality that enables you to post, upload, submit or otherwise make available text (including quizzes, quiz responses, lesson plans), images, audio, video, presentations, competition entries or other content (“User Submissions”) to the Gif Lingua Service. Access to such functionality may be restricted to users above a certain age. You understand that such User Submissions may be accessible by the public and we do not guarantee any confidentiality for such User Submissions.
You retain all of your ownership rights to your User Submissions. For all User Submissions, by making those User Submissions available to the Gif Lingua Service, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license under all intellectual property rights to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and perform such User Submissions, in whole or in part, in connection with the Gif Lingua Service and our (and our successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Gif Lingua Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter, with or without attribution, and without further notice to you, in perpetuity. You also grant each user of the Gif Lingua Service a non-exclusive license to view your User Submission through the Gif Lingua Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submission as permitted through the normal functionality of the Gif Lingua Service and these Terms in perpetuity.
You may not submit User Submissions that are (i) defamatory, harassing, threatening, bigoted, hateful, violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise offensive or that harms or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity, in each case whether or not such content is protected by law, or (ii) otherwise contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
You may not submit User Submissions that contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally authorized to submit such content and grant us the licenses described above. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish the User Submissions and that the User Submissions conform to the terms described in this Section 6. You also agree not to enforce any moral rights, ancillary rights or similar rights in or to the User Submissions against us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, and agree to procure the same agreement not to enforce from others who may possess such rights. You understand and agree that you will be solely responsible for your User Submissions and the consequences of submitting and making available such User Submissions to the Gif Lingua Service.
We have the right but not the obligation to monitor, screen, post, remove, modify, store and review User Submissions submitted to the Gif Lingua Service, at any time and for any reason, including to confirm that the User Submissions are consistent with these terms, without prior notice to you.
We do not endorse or guarantee the opinions, recommendations, or advice contained in any User Submission and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with such content.
7. Content Availability
The Gif Lingua Service provides its users with access to books and other Content streamed through the Internet to certain devices. The availability of these books and other Content may change from time to time, and from geographic territory to territory, for a number of reasons (including publisher deals and available Internet bandwidth). As a result, we do not guarantee that any Content will be available or remain available on the Gif Lingua Service (including during any subscription period for a Subscription Member).
Mobile Networks.If you access the Gif Lingua Service through a mobile network, your network or roaming provider’s messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply. Downloading, installing or using certain Gif Lingua Service features may be prohibited or restricted by your network provider and not all Gif Lingua Service features may work with your network provider or device.
8. Content Copyright
Gif Lingua provide functionality that enables you to post, upload, submit or otherwise make available text (including quizzes), images, audio, video, presentations and other content (“User Submissions”) to the Gif Lingua Service. The user agrees not to post, upload or submit or otherwise make available any content they do not have copyright permission to use.
The images available on Gif Lingua are supplied under Flickr Creative Commons with attribution to the photographers and and agreement to use the Giphy Inc. API.
Gif Lingua, Inc. ("Company") has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The address of the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement ("Designated Agent") is listed at the end of this policy.
Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringement:
If Gif Lingua receives a valid notification of copyright infringement that meets or exceeds the criteria defined in 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3), we will immediately take down the posted content.
f you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through our website or services infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of works or materials being infringed;
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that Company is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
4. Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
5. A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
If we receive a takedown notice in accordance with the foregoing, we will remove the material cited in the notice and attempt to notify any user who uploaded the allegedly infringing material if we have their contact information. Any such user will have the opportunity to submit a “counter-notice” as set forth below. If we determine that any user has repeatedly infringed upon the intellectual property rights of others, we will disable any accounts that user has with us when appropriate.
Procedure to Deliver Counter-Notice:
If any user believes any material removed is either not infringing or that such user has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, the user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
1. A physical or electronic signature of the user;
2. Identification of the material that has been removed and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed;
3. A statement that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and
4. The user's name, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Federal Court for the judicial district in which the user's address is located, or if the user's address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Company is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Company will forward a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that Company may restore the removed material following 10 days. The original complaining party will then have 10 days to notify us that he or she has filed legal action relating to the allegedly infringing material. If Company does not receive any such notification within 10 days, we may restore the material, at our discretion.
Please contact the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement for Company at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your right to use the Gif Lingua Service automatically terminates if you violate these Terms or any rules or guidelines posted in connection with the Gif Lingua Service. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of the Gif Lingua Service, for any reason, with or without notice.
10. Links or Third Party Applications/Devices
Links.For parents or educators, the Gif Lingua Service may contain links to third party websites or interact with third party applications (including, without limitation, widgets, software, or other software utilities) that are not owned or controlled by the Gif Lingua Service. Our provision of a link to any other website or third party application is for your convenience only and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or resource or its contents. WE WILL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, MATERIALS OR PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE OR THIRD PARTY APPLICATION.
Devices. If you access the Gif Lingua Service using an Apple iOS or Android-powered device, then Apple Inc. or Google, Inc., respectively, will be a third-party beneficiary to this agreement. However, these third-party beneficiaries are not a party to this contract and are not responsible for the provision or support of the Gif Lingua Service. You agree that your access to the Gif Lingua Service using these devices also shall be subject to the usage terms set forth in the applicable third-party beneficiary’s terms of service.
11. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE GIF LINGUA SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE GIF LINGUA SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GIF LINGUA CREATIONS, INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE GIF LINGUA SERVICE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT). We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of content available on or through the Gif Lingua Service or the content of any websites linked to the Gif Lingua Service and assume no liability or responsibility for any: (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of the Gif Lingua Service or the Content on the Gif Lingua Service; (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/ or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Gif Lingua Service; (v) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Gif Lingua Service by any third party; and/or (vi) for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available on or through the Gif Lingua Service.
12. Limitation of Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL GIF LINGUA CREATIONS, INC. OR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES WERE ADVISED OF, KNEW OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM YOUR (OR ANYONE USING YOUR ACCOUNT'S) USE OF THE GIF LINGUA SERVICE.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent Gif Lingua Creations, Inc. may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Gif Lingua Creations, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from (a) any information (including, without limitation, your User Submissions, feedback, or any other content) you (or anyone using your account) submit, post, or transmit on or through the Gif Lingua Service; (b) your (or anyone using your account's) use of the Gif Lingua Service; (c) your (or anyone using your account's) violation of these Terms; or (d) your (or anyone using your account's) violation of any rights of any other person or entity, including, without limitation, any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity/privacy, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. Gif Lingua Creations, Inc. reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Gif Lingua Creations, Inc. in asserting any available defenses.
These Terms shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to any choice of law or conflict of laws principles, regardless of where you live. You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute you have with us arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Gif Lingua Service exclusively in a state or federal court located in Santa Clara County, California. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Santa Clara County, California for the purpose of litigation all such claims or causes of action.
By using the Gif Lingua Service, you agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communications requirement (including that such communications must be in writing).
These Terms, together with any other rules or guidelines posted in connection with the Gif Lingua Service constitute the entire and exclusive and final statement of the agreement between you and us. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If for any reason any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected in that provision, and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The terms of Sections 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 of these Terms, as well as any other limitations on liability explicitly set forth herein, shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any termination of your use of the Gif Lingua Service. These Terms are personal to you and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with our prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or delegate our rights and obligations under these Terms without consent from you. The section and subsection headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all notices must be in writing and will be treated as given on receipt, as verified by written automated receipt or by electronic logs (as applicable). The email address for notices being sent to the Gif Lingua Service is email@example.com.
We may, in our sole and absolute discretion, change these Terms from time to time. If we do, we will update this posting, send you notice through the Gif Lingua Service, or email you. Your continued use of the Gif Lingua Service constitutes your agreement to abide by the Terms as changed. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse will be to stop using the Gif Lingua Service.
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