Please continue reading to learn about the rules and restrictions that govern your use of EdCord’s website(s) and all other products, services and applications made available by EdCord from time to time, the “Services”.
Will these terms ever change?
We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so this Agreement may need to change along with the Services. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, but we will do our best to bring this to your attention by posting a notice on the Services, sending you a notice via email, and/or by some other means. If you don’t agree with the new terms, you may reject them but unfortunately you will no longer be able to use the Services. Your use of the Services in any way following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions as modified. 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, at any time. We’ll do our best to provide you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn’t always practical.
You represent and warrant to EdCord that: (i) you are at least 18 years old (or, if you are not at least 18 years old, you have your parent’s permission to use the Services, and your parent has read and agrees to this Agreement on your behalf); (ii) all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful; (iii) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (iv) if you’re agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to this Agreement on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to this Agreement (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity). You also certify that you are legally permitted to use and access the Services and take full responsibility for the selection and use of and access to the Services. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Services is revoked in such jurisdictions.
Fees and payment: Responsibility for usage charges
Access to and use of the Services itself is free for parents / students for now, but in the future, we may offer new or additional special features which EdCord may charge for. Therefore, EdCord reserves the right to require payment of fees for certain Services. If you want access to those Services, you will pay all applicable fees for those Services, as will be described on the Services. If you continue to use those Services following such notification, that use constitutes your acceptance of any new or increased charges.
Note that, by using the Services, you may receive e-mail or text messages on your phone or mobile device, which may cause you to incur usage charges or other fees or costs in accordance with your wireless or data service plan. Any and all such charges, fees, or costs are your sole responsibility. You should consult with your wireless carrier to determine what rates, charges, fees, or costs may apply to your use of the Services.
This Agreement applies to all users of our Services, but there are special terms for you depending on what type of user you are. If you are, for example, a teacher, or parent who organizes a “class” or “group” of members, then you are an Organizer. If you are, for example, a student, or parent who is invited to be a member of a class or group by an Organizer, you are an Attendee. If you are agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of an organization, such as a school, coaching center, you are an Organization. You may not sign up for or use the EdCord Services as someone you are not; EdCord may disable or terminate your account if you do so. Please read on below to find out what additional terms apply to you.
If you are an Attendee (such as a student, parent, or other individual invited to join a group by an Organizer):
• You must get your parent or guardian to read and agree to this Agreement before using the Services if you are under 18.
• You will only join classes and/or groups that you have been invited to, or based on your school, class or group affiliation, to which you are a part of.
If you are an Organization (such as a school or coaching class):
• You will only permit staff members (for example, your teachers) who are current employees of your organization to use the Services and to create their own class or group codes. Upon termination of a staff member’s employment with the Organization, you will require such individual to return and cease using all class or details he or she has in his or her possession. If at any time you learn a user of the Services claims to be affiliated with your organization who is not, in fact, affiliated with your Organization, you will notify EdCord immediately by emailing info@EdCord.com.
The Services may allow you to invite users to join your group(s) and/or to add users to your group(s). IF YOU INVITE OTHER USERS TO JOIN YOUR GROUP, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO US THAT YOU HAVE OBTAINED CONSENT FROM EACH PERSON THAT YOU INVITE AND/OR ADD TO RECEIVE SUCH INVITATION AND TO RECEIVE MESSAGES FROM EdCord, FROM YOU, AND FROM ANYONE ELSE IN THE GROUP.
Organizers can invite members by distributing “class links” and communicate with Attendees, (in some cases, there may be more than one Organizer per group).
You may only share class links with Attendees whom you wish to be a part to your group. If you plan to broadly or publicly publish these links, you must manage the accuracy of your attendee lists carefully.
Organizers must maintain and monitor Attendee lists in order to help ensure accurate representation of the Attendees in your group.
Registration and Security
As a condition to using Services, you may be required to register with EdCord by selecting a password and providing your name and a valid email address. You will provide EdCord with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. You may not (i) select or use the name or email of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (ii) use a name subject to any rights of any person other than you without appropriate authorization. EdCord reserves the right to refuse registration of or cancel a EdCord account in its sole discretion. You will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You may not transfer your account to anyone without express prior written consent of EdCord. Violation of any of the foregoing may result in immediate termination of your account, revocation of your ability to use the Services, and may subject you to state and federal penalties and other legal consequences. EdCord reserves the right, but will have no obligation, to investigate your use of the Services in order to determine whether a violation of the Agreement has occurred or to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
Consent to receive periodic messages from EdCord
As part of the Services, EdCord may send communications (such as SMS, emails, and push notifications) to Attendees of a class / group. For example, upon adding a new Attendee to a class group, such new Attendee will receive a welcome Email with username and password. EdCord may send other administrative messages as well. BY SIGNING UP FOR THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM EdCord, AND YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT EACH USER YOU INVITE AND/OR ADD TO A GROUP HAS CONSENTED TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM EdCord AS WELL AS FROM YOU AND ANYONE ELSE IN THE GROUP. You agree to indemnify and hold EdCord harmless for 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 your breach of the foregoing.
You agree that you may only use the Services in accordance with EdCord’s Guidelines. All materials displayed or performed or available on the Services (including, but not limited to text, graphics, data, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, User Submissions (defined below), and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may only use the Services for your own personal, non-commercial use and only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and all laws that apply to you. EdCord is not responsible for your use of the Services in any way that breaks the law. You agree you will abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services, and will not use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purposes whatsoever any Content or third party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you: (i) without the express prior written consent of the respective owners, and (ii) in any way that violates anyone else’s (including EdCord’s) rights.
You may download or copy certain Content for personal non-commercial use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. Copying or storing of any Content other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from EdCord or from the copyright holder identified in such Content’s copyright notice.
Furthermore, EdCord (and any other user who accesses User Submissions) retains the right to reformat, modify, create derivative works of, excerpt, and translate any User Submissions submitted by you. You grant other users of the Services a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Services, and to exercise rights in and to such User Submissions and to view such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Services and under this Agreement (for example, the recipients of a message sent by you will be able to save, copy, edit and store that message). All information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that EdCord will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. EdCord cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Services. Additionally, EdCord cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom.
Under no circumstances will EdCord be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred in connection with use of or exposure to any Content posted, emailed, accessed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Services.
Restrictions and Responsibilities
You represent and agree that you will not contribute any Content or otherwise use (or encourage any third party to use) the Services in a manner that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or proprietary rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or other rights of any third party; violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; is harmful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable as reasonably determined by EdCord; jeopardizes the security of your account in any way, such as allowing someone else access to your account or password;
attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user; violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes; 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); “crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means); copies or stores any significant portion of the Content; decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services (or the products of EdCord’s third party service providers).
EdCord reserves the right to terminate access of any third party application or service to our published or unpublished APIs.
EdCord reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if EdCord is concerned that you may have breached the immediately preceding sentence), or for no reason at all. You, not EdCord, remain solely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise disseminate using, or in connection with, the Services, and you warrant that you possess all rights necessary to provide such content to EdCord and to grant EdCord the rights to use such information in connection with the Services and as otherwise provided herein
You will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access, or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, and long distance or local telephone service. You will be responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Services. You will be responsible for withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services.
Third Party Website
EdCord 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. In addition, EdCord will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site. By using the Services, you expressly relieve and hold harmless EdCord 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 EdCord will 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 understand and agree that EdCord is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release EdCord, its officers, employees, agents, and successors in rights from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) 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 service.
Warranty and Disclaimer
EdCord has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that EdCord has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Services; what Content you access via the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release EdCord from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to websites or services containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. EdCord makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and EdCord will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. EdCord makes no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products (including Content provided by publishers) offered or purchased through the Services. Products and services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) the Services are provided “AS IS” without any warranty of any kind from EdCord or others unless, with respect to others (only), otherwise made expressly and unambiguously in writing by a designated third party for a specific product. THE SERVICES, CONTENT, AND ANY SOFTWARE 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.
You will indemnify and hold EdCord, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees harmless (including, without limitation, from all damages, liabilities, settlements, costs and attorneys’ fees) from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Services, use of the Services, your violation of this Agreement, or the infringement by you or any third party using your account of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
WHAT THIS IS SAYING
Please keep in mind that you are solely responsible for your use of EdCord. If you don’t follow these Terms of Service and/or cause harm to anyone, it’s your responsibility to resolve.
Payments and Refund Policy
EdCord is a paid service and the payments made by You shall be according to the plans opted by You. You explicitly agree to pay for the services that you purchase, and you authorize the Company to charge you as per the applicable payment mode opted by you. All payments shall be through the payment mechanism put in place by EdCord and You shall be responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes in a timely manner as per the mechanism associated with the Plan availed by You. Users have been given various options to choose and proceed with the payment for the Services via payment mechanisms including but not limited to Card Payment facilities and Online Bank Transfer. The payment gateway mechanisms are governed by the terms and conditions of the third-party providers as listed on the Platform and the User agrees to be bound by those terms.
Valid Credit / Debit / Cash Card / online bank transfers and other payment instruments are processed using appropriate payment system infrastructure and the same will be governed by the terms agreed to between the Users and the respective issuing bank and payment instrument issuing company. We shall not be liable for any unauthorized use, fraud, payment refunds, lost amount, etc. in the transaction. The amount of refund payable shall only be limited to the amount paid by the User for Services which were not rendered to the User by Us.
We attempt to process and complete refund requests within 48 hours from the time of receiving the refund request, however, in case there is any delay in refund beyond the period of 72 hours, then you may notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The refund process may include a feedback call to you and validation of key information that may be required by us to process the refund request. Kindly note that all refunds will be routed to the same account as was used at the time of purchase.
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Services. You may terminate your use of the Services or your account at any time by contacting us at support@EdCord.com EdCord may disable or terminate your access to the Services or your account at any time, for any reason (without cause or for your violation of any term of this Agreement), and without warning or notice, which may result in the forfeiture of all information associated with your membership. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services, and any Content will immediately cease; however, EdCord may retain messaging data or other data and information pursuant to this Agreement and as necessary for auditing purposes and as required by law. All provisions of this Agreement which, by their nature, should survive termination, will survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.
The failure of either party to exercise, in any respect, any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. EdCord will not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond EdCord’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with EdCord’s prior written consent. EdCord may transfer, assign or delegate this Agreement and its rights and obligations without consent. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. This Agreement and any subsequent versions of this Agreement posted to the Services will be deemed a writing signed by both parties. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind EdCord in any way whatsoever.