StudyWidget Terms of Service and License Agreement
Together with its subsidiaries and other affiliates, StudyWidget, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“StudyWidget”), makes available the “Site” (websites including, without limitation, www.studywidget.com and all subdomains), “Software” (software and mobile applications), and “Services” (including, without limitation, writing feedback suggestions and/or corrections, plagiarism detection, and human proofreading services) to help people communicate more effectively. Access to and use of StudyWidget’s existing Site, Software and Services, as well as any future Sites, Software or Services provided by StudyWidget are governed by this Terms of Service and License Agreement (this “Agreement”).
“Picmonic” means any website, mobile application, or Internet service under Picmonic Inc’s control, whether partial or otherwise, in connection with providing the services provided by Picmonic, including studywidget.com and Med Study Pop-up by Picmonic. Picmonic provides an online and mobile platform for content and learning management.
If you are an individual subscriber, or are accessing the Site to use a Trial (as defined below) of the Services or Software, or are otherwise browsing the Site, this Agreement is between you, individually, and StudyWidget.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST STUDYWIDGET AND ITS LICENSORS AND ITS SUPPLIERS TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION. UNDER THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST STUDYWIDGET AND ITS LICENSORS AND ITS SUPPLIERS ON YOUR OWN BEHALF, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON YOUR OWN BEHALF, AND (3) YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR CLAIMS DECIDED BY A JUDGE OR JURY.
Table of contents
- Registration and security
- Institutional Subscriber responsibility for Authorized Users
- Fees, payment, and trial memberships
- Termination and refund policy
- Termination of Agreement with Institutional Subscriber
- Access to Services
- Mobile Services
- User Content
- Changes to Services or Terms
- Links to third party sites
- Consent to receive email
- Data collection and privacy
- Warranty disclaimers
- Limitation of liability
- Dispute resolution by binding arbitration
- General provisions
- Notice for California users
If you are an Individual Subscriber: In consideration for your acceptance of this Agreement and your payment of all applicable Fees (as defined below), StudyWidget grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Site, the Services and the Software solely for your own personal purposes.
If you are an Institutional Subscriber: In consideration for your agreement to this Agreement and your payment of all applicable Fees (as defined below), StudyWidget grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable license to access and make use of the Site, the Services and the Software solely for your internal business purposes. In addition, you may permit such number of Authorized Users as has been agreed between you and StudyWidget to access and make use of the Site, Services and Software.
If you are an Authorized User: In consideration for your agreement to this Agreement and your Institutional Subscriber’s payment of all applicable Fees (as defined below), StudyWidget grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable license to access and make use of the Site, the Services and the Software solely for the internal business purposes of your Institutional Subscriber.
You may access and use the Site, Services and Software only in accordance with any instruction manuals, user guides and other documentation as made available by StudyWidget from time to time (“Documentation”).
In addition, you may not:
- copy, modify or create derivative works based on the Site, Services, Software or Documentation, or any portion(s) of any of the foregoing (individually and collectively, “StudyWidget IP”);
- distribute, transmit, publish or otherwise disseminate any StudyWidget IP;
- download or store any StudyWidget IP except to the extent explicitly permitted on the Site;
- transfer to any third party any of your rights under this Agreement (except to the extent that an Institutional Subscriber may permit such number of Authorized Users as has been agreed between the Institutional Subscriber and StudyWidget to access and make use of the Site, Services and Software);
- access or use the Services, Software or StudyWidget IP for the benefit of any third party (except to the extent that Authorized Users may access and make use of the Site, the Services and the Software solely for the internal business purposes of their Institutional Subscriber);
- access content or data not intended for you, log onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access, or otherwise violate or attempt to violate any security or authentication feature or measures of the Site, Software or Services;
- attempt to access or derive the source code or architecture of any Software;
- attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site, Services and/or Software, or any associated system or network, or to breach any security or authentication feature or measures of the Site, Software or Services, and if you are blocked by StudyWidget from accessing the Site, Software or Services (including by blocking your IP address), you will not implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address);
- interfere or attempt to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting malicious software or computer code (“Malicious Code”) to the Site or Services, load testing, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” “crashing,”;
- email or otherwise transmit any content that (i) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) you do not have a right to upload under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) contains any Malicious Code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person or entity; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized materials; or (vi) is otherwise objectionable;
- automate access to the Site or the Services, including, without limitation, through the use of APIs, bots, scrapers or other similar devices;
- export or re-export any StudyWidget IP;
- use or access any Services, Software or StudyWidget IP in order to build a competitive product, service or solution;
- violate any applicable law or regulations in connection with your use of the Site, Services or Software;
- impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, including, without limitation, an Institutional Subscriber; or
- permit any third party to do any of the foregoing.
Registration and security
By completing the registration process for any given Services, you are agreeing to subscribe to the selected Services, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You agree to provide StudyWidget with accurate and complete registration information and to promptly notify StudyWidget in the event of any changes to any such information.
You shall be solely responsible for the security and proper use of all user IDs, passwords or other security devices used in connection with the Site and/or the Services, and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that they are kept confidential and secure, are used properly and are not disclosed to or used by any other person or entity. You shall immediately inform StudyWidget if there is any reason to believe that a user ID, password or any other security device issued by StudyWidget has or is likely to become known to someone not authorized to use it, or is being or is likely to be used in an unauthorized way. StudyWidget reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to request that you change your password(s) in connection with the Services, and you shall promptly comply with any such request.
You are solely responsible for all activity in connection with access to the Site and/or Services through your account or using your password, and for the security of your computer systems, and in no event shall StudyWidget be liable for any loss or damages relating to such activity.
Institutional Subscriber responsibility for Authorized Users
Institutional Subscribers shall ensure that the total number of Authorized Users does not exceed the maximum number of seats authorized by and purchased from StudyWidget (each of which seats represents a unique (named) Authorized User). Institutional Subscribers may assign different Authorized Users to the seats authorized by and purchased from StudyWidget, so long as the total number of Authorized Users at any time does not exceed the maximum number of seats authorized by and purchased from StudyWidget, but Authorized Users may not transfer (including by way of sublicense, lease, assignment or other transfer, including by operation of law) their seat, user name or right to use the Site, Services or Software to any third party. You, the Institutional Subscriber, and your Authorized Users are jointly responsible for your Authorized Users’ use of the Site, Services and Software. You are also responsible for ensuring that all of your Authorized Users comply with all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Any violation of the terms and/or conditions of this Agreement by any of your Authorized Users shall be deemed to be a violation thereof by you.
Fees, payment, and trial memberships
If you have registered to use certain Services and/or Software on a trial basis, then you may use such Services and Software only for noncommercial evaluation purposes during the applicable trial period.
Your access to or use of the Services and/or Software shall be contingent upon your payment of all applicable fees as described on the Site or Software at the time (“Fees”); unless you are an Authorized User, in which case your access to or use of the Services and/or Software shall be contingent upon your Institutional Subscriber’s payment of the Fees.
Upon registering for Services, unless you are an Authorized User, you will be required to designate a valid payment method. You hereby authorize StudyWidget to charge to your designated account all Fees relating to the Services you select, and you agree to pay all such Fees in accordance with the applicable payment method terms and conditions.
StudyWidget reserves the right to revise its Fees, including by increasing or adding new Fees, at any time on ten (10) days’ notice. Such notice may be sent to you by email to your most recently provided email address or posted on the Site or by any other manner chosen by StudyWidget in its commercially reasonable discretion. You will be deemed to have received any such notice that is posted on the Site on the day it was posted. Your use of the Services after the ten (10) day notice period constitutes your acceptance of the new or revised Fees. If you do not agree to the revised Fees, you may cancel your subscription by emailing email@example.com.
To ensure uninterrupted service, all subscriptions to the Site, Software and Services are renewed automatically. You hereby authorize StudyWidget to charge subscription Fees for the renewal period to the payment method on file. All subscriptions are renewed at the subscription level(s) and Fees in effect at the time the then-current subscription term ends. You may cancel the subscription at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
StudyWidget may offer a free trial membership from time to time with regard to certain Software or Services (a “Trial”). By accessing or using the Site, Services or Software, you agree to the terms of any such Trial and further agree to any changes StudyWidget may make to such Trial as described in “Changes to Services or Terms” below. If you cancel the Services before the end of the trial period, all your rights to any remaining free trial period will be waived (unless you started your Trial via our iOS app, in which case your trial will continue until the end of the trial period), and you will not be eligible to participate in any further Trials, except as allowed by StudyWidget in its sole discretion.
Termination and refund policy
This Agreement shall continue until you cancel your subscription or until terminated by StudyWidget. You may cancel your subscription at any time, although only an authorized representative of an Institutional Subscriber may cancel the Institutional Subscriber’s account. Please email email@example.com for cancellation instructions. If you cancel after your subscription renewal date, you will not receive a refund for any amounts that have been charged. Your cancellation will be effective at the end of your then-current subscription period, subject to applicable law, and you may use the Services until your cancellation is effective (unless your access is suspended or terminated as set forth below).
StudyWidget may deny you access to all or any part of the Services or terminate your account with or without prior notice if you engage in any conduct or activities that StudyWidget determines, in its sole discretion, violate this Agreement or the rights of StudyWidget or any third party, or is otherwise inappropriate. Without limitation, StudyWidget may deny you access to the Services, or terminate this Agreement and your account, if your use of the Services exceeds the 30-day and 24-hour use limitations set forth under the section titled “License.”
If you are an Authorized User of an Institutional Subscriber, and this Agreement or the applicable agreement for Services and Software is terminated in relation to such Institutional Subscriber, or if you otherwise lose access to the Services and Software via your Institutional Subscriber (e.g., if you graduate from that Institutional Subscriber’s institution or are no longer affiliated with that Institutional Subscriber), StudyWidget may elect in its discretion to (a) terminate your account or (b) downgrade your account to an individual subscriber account, at which point you agree that your use of the Services and Software will be as an individual subscriber in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (which Agreement at that point will be solely between you and StudyWidget).
If you are an Authorized User of an Institutional Subscriber, your Institutional Subscriber may elect in its discretion and at any time to revoke your Authorized User status and (a) terminate your account or (b) downgrade your account to an individual subscriber account, at which point you agree that your use of the Services and Software will be as an individual subscriber in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (which Agreement at that point will be solely between you and StudyWidget).
Upon termination of your account(s) for any reason, your right to use the Services and Software and to access the Site and any of its content will immediately cease and all content in your account(s) will be deleted. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, limitations of liability and miscellaneous provisions.
Except as may be expressly set forth herein, all Fees paid or accrued in connection with any Services are non-refundable, and StudyWidget will not prorate any Fees paid for a subscription that is terminated before the end of its term.
Termination of Agreement with Institutional Subscriber
This section titled “Termination of Agreement with Institutional Subscriber” applies only to Institutional Subscribers.
Either StudyWidget or you may terminate this Agreement by notice if the other party breaches any material term of this Agreement and fails to cure such breach within thirty (30) days after receipt of notice of the breach from the non-defaulting party. In addition, StudyWidget may suspend the Services upon notice if you fail to make any payment when due and fail to cure such breach within ten (10) days after receipt of notice of the breach from StudyWidget. Any such suspension or termination shall be without limitation of any other right or remedy available to the terminating party.
StudyWidget may terminate this Agreement for convenience upon sixty (60) days’ prior written notice without liability to you. Following a termination pursuant to the foregoing sentence, StudyWidget shall refund the pro rata portion of any Fees relating to the remaining term, as applicable.
Either StudyWidget or you may terminate this Agreement immediately upon notice to the other party if the other party has a receiver or similar party appointed for all or substantially all of its property, is declared insolvent by a court of competent jurisdiction, ceases to do business in the ordinary course, files a petition in bankruptcy or has a petition filed against it in bankruptcy, becomes the subject of any court or administrative proceeding related to its liquidation or insolvency (whether voluntary or involuntary) that is not dismissed within ninety (90) days, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors.
If this Agreement is terminated or otherwise expires for any reason, you shall promptly return to StudyWidget or destroy, as directed by StudyWidget, all Confidential Information, Software and other materials in your possession or under your control belonging to StudyWidget, and all rights and licenses granted by StudyWidget pursuant to this Agreement shall terminate. Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, your right to use the Services and Software and to access the Site and any of its content will immediately cease and StudyWidget may elect in its discretion to (a) terminate your Authorized Users’ accounts or (b) downgrade your Authorized Users’ accounts to individual subscriber accounts.
All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, limitations of liability and miscellaneous provisions.
Access to Services
You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment and ancillary services needed to connect to or access the Site or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, internet service and telecommunications capacity. You shall be solely responsible for ensuring that such equipment and ancillary services are compatible with the Services and Software.
Changes to Services or Terms
StudyWidget reserves the right at any time to (i) change any information, specifications, features or functions of the Site, Services or Software, including any Trial, (ii) suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all of the Services or any Trial, including the availability of any feature, database or content, or (iii) impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict access to parts or all of the Services, including any Trial, in each case with or without prior notice and without any liability to you or any third party. StudyWidget will use its commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of changes to the Services and/or Software that, in StudyWidget’s reasonable opinion, have the effect of materially and adversely diminishing the functionality of the Services to which you have subscribed.
StudyWidget may from time to time update or revise this Agreement. If StudyWidget updates or revises this Agreement, StudyWidget will notify you either by email to your most recently provided email address, by posting the updated or revised Terms of Service and End User License Agreement on the Site or by any other manner chosen by StudyWidget in its commercially reasonable discretion. Your use of the Site, Services or Software following any such update or revision constitutes your agreement to be bound by and comply with this Agreement as updated or revised. You can view the most current Terms of Service and End User License Agreement at StudyWidget.com/terms. It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Service and End User License Agreement periodically.
If you cancel your subscription within ten (10) days following such notice by StudyWidget in accordance with the two preceding paragraphs, then StudyWidget will refund you a pro-rated portion of any pre-paid Fees for the affected Services applicable to the cancelled portion of the pre-paid subscription term, if any.
Links to third party sites
Any links on the Site to third party websites are provided for your convenience only. If you choose to access third party websites or obtain products or services from third parties, you do so entirely at your own risk and such access is between you and such third party. StudyWidget does not warrant or make any representation regarding the legality, accuracy or authenticity of content presented by such websites or any products or services offered by third parties and shall have no liability for any loss or damages arising from the access or use of such websites, products or services.
Consent to receive email
For users located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA):
Your registration to use the Site and/or Services constitutes your consent to receive email communications from StudyWidget, including messages regarding customer service issues and other matters. You may opt not to receive email correspondence, other than technical notifications and email regarding issues related to your account and your use of the Site and Services, at any time by following the link included in the email messages.
For users located in the European Economic Area (EEA):
We only send marketing communications to users located in the European Economic Area (EEA) with your prior consent, and you may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link found within StudyWidget emails and changing your contact preferences. Please note you will continue to receive transactional messages related to our Services, even if you unsubscribe from marketing emails.
Data collection and privacy
All intellectual property rights in and to the Software, Site and Services and other StudyWidget IP are and shall remain the sole property of StudyWidget and its affiliates and licensors, as applicable, and you shall acquire no right of ownership or use with respect to any Software or other StudyWidget IP except as specified in this Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge that the Software and the Service and the inventions, know-how and methodology embodied therein are proprietary to, and contain valuable trade secrets of, StudyWidget and its affiliates and licensors, as applicable, and that the Software constitutes Confidential Information of StudyWidget. You may from time to time provide StudyWidget with suggestions, comments, recommendations, ideas, solutions, bug fixes, features, concepts, techniques, know-how and/or any feedback regarding the Services, the Software, the Site and/or any of StudyWidget’s related technologies (“Feedback”). Any and all Feedback is and shall be given entirely voluntarily. As between the you, StudyWidget and, if applicable, your Institutional Subscriber, all Feedback shall be exclusively owned by StudyWidget, and you hereby make all assignments necessary to accomplish the foregoing ownership, and as a result StudyWidget shall be freely entitled to reproduce, prepare derivative works, disclose to third parties, display and perform (publicly or otherwise), sell, lease, license, distribute and otherwise use and exploit any and all such Feedback as it deems appropriate, at its sole discretion, without obligation or liability of any kind to you, your Institutional Subscriber (if applicable) or any other person or entity.
You shall indemnify, release and hold harmless StudyWidget and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors and suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any loss, liability (including settlements, judgments, fines and penalties) and costs (including reasonable attorney fees, court costs and other litigation expenses) relating to any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Services or Software, violation of this Agreement, or infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. If you are a California resident, you 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 favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, STUDYWIDGET, ITS LICENSORS AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, SERVICES, AND SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, LAW, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE, OR REGARDING SECURITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS AND PERFORMANCE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES AND SOFTWARE ARE AT YOUR OWN SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SITE, SERVICES AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, STUDYWIDGET AND ITS LICENSORS AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, SERVICES AND/OR SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
Limitation of liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL STUDYWIDGET BE LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, SERVICES AND/ OR SOFTWARE FOR (I) ANY AMOUNT IN THE AGGREGATE IN EXCESS OF THE FEES YOU HAVE ACTUALLY PAID TO STUDYWIDGET DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT(S) GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY; (II) ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST OR DAMAGED USER CONTENT OR OTHER DATA, OR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION GOOD FAITH AND REASONABLE CARE; OR (III) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER.
YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN StudyWidget AND YOU. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE SITE, SERVICES AND SOFTWARE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
CERTAIN STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
IF YOU ARE A USER FROM NEW JERSEY, THE FOREGOING SECTIONS TITLED “WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS” AND “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” ARE INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AS IS PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. IF ANY PORTION OF THESE SECTIONS IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS.
Dispute resolution by binding arbitration
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
a. Agreement to Arbitrate
This Section titled “Dispute resolution by binding arbitration” is referred to in this Agreement as the “Arbitration Agreement.” You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and StudyWidget, whether arising out of or relating to this Agreement (including any alleged breach thereof), the Site, Software or Services, any advertising or any aspect of the relationship or transactions between us, shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than a court, in accordance with the terms of this Arbitration Agreement, except that you may assert individual claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify. Further, this Arbitration Agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, and such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into this Agreement, you and StudyWidget are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, not a judge or jury. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.
b. Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief
YOU AND STUDYWIDGET AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND StudyWidget AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S).
c. Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution
StudyWidget is always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction by emailing customer support at feedback@StudyWidget.com. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to StudyWidget should be sent to 548 Market Street, #35410, San Francisco, CA 94104, Attn: Operations Department (“Notice Address”). The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If StudyWidget and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or StudyWidget may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by StudyWidget or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or StudyWidget is entitled.
d. Arbitration Procedures
Arbitration will be conducted by a neutral arbitrator in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) rules and procedures, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (collectively, the “AAA Rules”), as modified by this Arbitration Agreement. For information on the AAA, please visit its website, https://www.adr.org. Information about the AAA Rules and fees for consumer disputes can be found at the AAA’s consumer arbitration page, https://www.adr.org/consumer_arbitration. If there is any inconsistency between any term of the AAA Rules and any term of this Arbitration Agreement, the applicable terms of this Arbitration Agreement will control unless the arbitrator determines that the application of the inconsistent Arbitration Agreement terms would not result in a fundamentally fair arbitration. The arbitrator must also follow the provisions of this Agreement as a court would. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of this Arbitration Agreement. Although arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings, the arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual under this Agreement and applicable law. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.
Unless StudyWidget and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination shall be made by AAA. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, StudyWidget agrees that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based.
e. Costs of Arbitration
Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees (collectively, the “Arbitration Fees”) will be governed by the AAA Rules, unless otherwise provided in this Arbitration Agreement. If the value of the relief sought is $75,000 or less, at your request, StudyWidget will pay all Arbitration Fees. If the value of relief sought is more than $75,000 and you are able to demonstrate to the arbitrator that you are economically unable to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees or if the arbitrator otherwise determines for any reason that you should not be required to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees, StudyWidget will pay your portion of such fees. In addition, if you demonstrate to the arbitrator that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, StudyWidget will pay as much of the Arbitration Fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. Finally, if the value of the relief sought is $75,000 or less, StudyWidget will pay reasonable attorneys’ fees should you prevail. StudyWidget will not seek attorneys’ fees from you. But, if you initiate an arbitration in which you seek more than $75,000 in relief, the payment of attorneys’ fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
Without limiting the severability provision in the Section titled “General Provisions” of this Agreement, if a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement other than clause (b) of this Arbitration Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified. If a court decides that any of the provisions of clause (b) of this Arbitration Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void, unless such provisions are deemed to be invalid or unenforceable solely with respect to claims for public injunctive relief. The remainder of this Agreement will continue to apply.
h. Future Changes to Arbitration Agreement
Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, StudyWidget agrees that if it makes any future change to this Arbitration Agreement (other than a change to the Notice Address) while you are a user of the Services, you may reject any such change by sending StudyWidget written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to the Notice Address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this Arbitration Agreement.
This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard to any choice of law, conflicts of law or other principles that would result in the applicable of the laws or regulations of any other jurisdiction. Subject to the section titled “Arbitration”, any legal action or proceeding relating to this Agreement shall be instituted in a state or federal court in San Francisco County, California. You and StudyWidget agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.
This Agreement and the rights and obligations herein are personal to you, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any of your rights or obligations hereunder, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of StudyWidget. StudyWidget may freely assign this Agreement, including, without limitation, in connection with a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization, or sale of some or all of our assets or stock.
If any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement are for any reason held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unimpaired and shall remain in full force and effect, and the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision(s) shall be replaced by a valid, legal and enforceable provision or provisions that comes closest to the intent of the parties underlying the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision(s).
The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.
If StudyWidget is unable to perform any obligation under this Agreement because of any matter beyond its reasonable control, such as lightning, flood, exceptionally severe weather, fire, explosion, war, civil disorder, industrial disputes (whether or not involving employees of StudyWidget), acts of local or central government or other competent authorities, problems with telecommunications providers, hostile network attacks or other events beyond StudyWidget’s reasonable control (each, a “Force Majeure Event”), StudyWidget will have no liability to you for such failure to perform; provided, however, that StudyWidget shall resume performance promptly upon removal of the circumstances constituting the Force Majeure Event. If any Force Majeure Event continues for more than sixty (60) days, either StudyWidget or you may terminate this Agreement by delivery of written notice to the other party. You will remain responsible for all Fees incurred through the last day the Services were available.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between StudyWidget and you with respect to its subject matter, and supersedes all prior communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between StudyWidget and you. No waiver or modification of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of each party.
Notice for California users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, users of the Site, Software or Services from California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
You may contact StudyWidget at:
515 E Grant St
Phoenix AZ, 85004