Terms And Conditions
Effective Date: June 15, 2016
Update Date: June 19, 2019
Welcome to PREto3! We’re delighted to have you on our website and maybe even using our service (the “Services”). Please continue reading to learn about the terms by which you may use our Services. If you have questions about this Agreement, please contact us at email@example.com.
SECTION 1. WHAT ARE PREto3’S SERVICES AND WHO CAN USE THEM?
What do we do? We provide Schools both data integration and single sign-on functionality, making it easier for Schools to choose, deploy, and control third party software applications (“Developers”) used by their teachers and students.
You’re allowed to use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with PREto3, and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. If you’ve been removed from the Services previously, you’re not allowed to use them again.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we grant you a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, freely revocable license to use the Services. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in the Services and the PREto3 Content (as defined below). We may terminate this license at any time for any or no reason.
i) DETAILS ABOUT THE PREto3 SERVICES
Your PREto3 account gives you access to our Services, but don’t sign up on behalf of a School if you do not have the requisite authority to do so. Once you sign up, you are responsible for your account and any data associated with it.
Your PREto3 account gives you access to the services and functionality we make available from time to time and at our discretion, which may include single sign-on capability for certain third-party Applications using your PREto3 account. We maintain different types of accounts for different types of Users. If you open a PREto3 account on behalf of a School, then (a) “you” includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement and that you agree to this Agreement on the entity’s behalf.
Remember: you are responsible for any activity that occurs on your account, you may never use someone else’s account without permission, and you must keep your account password secure. We recommend using “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account to avoid unauthorized use. Please let us know immediately if you think your account’s security has been compromised so we can help; we are not liable for any losses of any kind caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
ii) WHAT CONTROL DO I HAVE OVER MY USE OF THE SERVICES?
You may control your profile and how you interact with the Services by changing the settings in your settings page. By providing your email address to us you consent to our using the email address to send you Services-related notices, including any required legal notices and other messages, such as additions or changes to the Services and/or notices of product offers. You may opt out or change your preferences in your settings page. While we need your email address to send you important Services-related notices, you can always ask us to stop sending you certain marketing messages. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
iii) RESTRICTED USES
Please don’t do anything to harm our product or try to hack our service. Specifically, by using the Services, you agree not to do any of these things: (i) copy, distribute, or disclose any part of the Services in any medium, including but not limited to by any automated or non-automated “scraping”; (ii) use any automated system, including but not limited to “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Services in a manner that sends more request messages to the PREto3 servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional online web browser; (iii) transmit spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (iv) attempt to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Services; (v) take any action that imposes, or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vi) upload invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Services; (vii) collect or harvest any third-party personally identifiable information, including account names or Student Data (as defined below), from the Services; (viii) use the Services for any commercial solicitation purposes; (ix) impersonate another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (x) interfere with the proper working of the Services; (xi) access any content on the Services through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Services; or (xii) bypass the measures we use to prevent or restrict access to the Services, including but not limited to features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Services or related content.
We continually update our Services to offer the best possible product. While we plan to continue to offer and improve our Services, we may, without prior notice, change, cancel, create usage limits for, or permanently or temporarily stop offering or allowing you access to the Services generally (“Service Changes”). While we’ll try to give you advance notice of Service Changes that will adversely affect you, this might not be practical or possible and we retain the right to make Service Changes without notice and liability for any reason. If this Agreement ends you continue to be bound by it in any interactions you may have with the Services.
You are fully responsible for your interactions with other Users, and we have no liability for your interactions with any other Users, or for any User’s actions or inactions with respect to you.
SECTION 2. RIGHTS IN OUR CONTENT
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all worldwide patent rights, copyright rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all related applications and registrations, renewals and extensions.
Except for Student Data, the Services and all materials made available to you in connection with them, including, but not limited to, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music, and any content belonging to other Users (the “PREto3 Content”), and all related Intellectual Property Rights, are the exclusive property of PREto3 and its licensors. Except as specified in this Agreement, nothing may be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any PREto3 Content. To be clear: any use of the PREto3 Content for a purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement is strictly prohibited.
If you send us ideas or comments about our Services, you agree that we may freely use or reference those ideas and comments and we do not owe you any payment or have any other obligation of any kind for such ideas or comments.
SECTION 3. GENERAL LEGAL TERMS
i) PREto3 DATA
Certain parts of the Services may allow you to obtain or access analytics or other data or information associated with your account (“PREto3 Data”). PREto3 Data is licensed to you for your use on a limited basis, and is governed solely by the terms of this Agreement and available for distribution only at our sole discretion. PREto3 owns the account you use to access the Services along with any rights of access or rights to data stored by or on behalf of PREto3 on PREto3 servers (except with respect to any Student Data that we may be storing for you), including but not limited to any data representing any or all of your PREto3 Data. PREto3 has the right to manage, control and even eliminate PREto3 Data, except that PREto3 may only use Student Data as specifically permitted by this Agreement.
This next sentence is in all caps because it’s important: YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY DATA, ACCOUNT HISTORY AND ACCOUNT CONTENT RESIDING ON PREto3’S SERVERS MAY BE DELETED AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON IN PREto3’S SOLE DISCRETION, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE AND WITH NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND. WE DO NOT PROVIDE OR GUARANTEE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY VALUE, CASH OR OTHERWISE, ATTRIBUTED TO ANY DATA RESIDING ON PREto3’S SERVERS.
IMPORTANT: If you’re a School, you should be absolutely sure to keep secure copies of Student Data in your student information system (“SIS”) or in other secure storage. You should not rely on us to provide copies of or access to your Student Data.
ii) PRIVACY AND SECURITY
iii) THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
iv) FEE COLLECTION SERVICE
One of the services offered by PREto3 is the tuition and fee collection program. The Tuition Program provides the ability for schools and other educational institutions (“Schools”) to establish tuition, fees, and other miscellaneous payments (“Tuition Fees”) and enable parents and guardians of their students (“Parents”) to make Tuition Fee payments. Parents and Schools are collectively referred to herein as “Users” and the services provided by Schools to Parents (including, without limitation, tuition payment services through the Tuition Program) shall be referred to collectively as the “School Services”.
PREto3 does not provide educational services, and PREto3 is not a school or other educational institution. PREto3 has no control over the quality of the School Services provided by Schools. Parents are solely responsible for determining whether to enroll their dependents in a School and whether to make payments to a School through the Tuition Program. Similarly, Schools are solely responsible for determining whether to elicit or accept payments from Parents through the Tuition Program. Each School Service transaction between a Parent and a School shall constitute a separate agreement between such persons.
By creating your User account and using the Tuition Program, you expressly acknowledge that you understand this Agreement and accept all of its terms. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may not use or access the Tuition Program.
As a Parent, you agree that any amounts charged by a School (each, a “Charge”) are established by the School in its sole discretion and, in some cases, may be mandatory. Charges include Tuition Fees and other applicable processing fees, surcharges, and taxes. You are responsible for reviewing the School’s tuition and fee policies and shall be responsible for all Charges incurred under your User account regardless of your awareness of such Charges or the amounts thereof. Where required by law, PREto3 will collect applicable taxes. As between you and PREto3, all Charges are non-refundable. This no-refund policy shall apply at all times regardless of your decision to terminate usage of the Tuition Program, and any claim for a refund of any Charges is solely between you and the applicable School. PREto3 may process refunds on behalf of Schools, but only if such refunds are initiated and approved by the applicable School.
Each time you initiate a new payment for any Charges, PREto3 may seek authorization of your selected payment method to verify your payment method, ensure the entire amount of the Charge will be covered, and protect against unauthorized behavior. The authorization is not a Charge, however, it may reduce your available credit by the authorization amount until your bank’s next processing cycle. Should the amount of our authorization exceed the total funds on deposit in your account, you may be subject to overdraft or other charges by the bank issuing your debit or check card. We cannot be held responsible for these charges and are unable to assist you in recovering them from your issuing bank.
As a School, you will receive applicable Charges (net of PREto3’s Administrative Fee, as discussed below) paid by Parents through the Tuition Program. PREto3 will process all payments due to you through its third-party payments processor. You acknowledge and agree that such amounts shall not include any interest and will be net of any amounts that we are required to withhold by law. PREto3 reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of the Charges if it believes that you have attempted to defraud or abuse PREto3 (including by taking any action in breach of PREto3’s Terms) or PREto3’s payment systems.
In exchange for permitting you to offer the School Services through the Tuition Program as a School, you agree to pay to PREto3 (and permit PREto3 to retain such amount from the Tuition Fees paid by Parents) a fee in the amount set forth on the PREto3 website (the “Administrative Fee”). Administrative Fees are not refundable. In addition, PREto3 will not refund Charges to Parents unless such refund is initiated and approved by the applicable School.
All Charges are facilitated through a third-party payment processing service. By registering your account and using the Tuition Program, you agree to the Terms & Services US UK & Canada-Wepay and CardConnect Merchant Services Program Terms and Conditions. We may replace our third-party payment processing services without notice to you.
We translate our materials into other languages to help people with limited English skillsPREto3 offers translations of the content through Google Translate. Because Google Translate is an external website, PREto3 does not control the quality or accuracy of translated content. All PREto3 content is filtered through Google Translate which may result in unexpected and unpredictable degradation of portions of text, images and the general appearance on translated pages. Google Translate may maintain unique privacy and use policies. These policies are not controlled by PREto3 and are not associated with PREto3 privacy and use policies. After selecting a translation option, users will be notified that they are leaving PREto3. Users should consult the original English content on PREto3 if there are any questions about the translated content.
PREto3 uses Google Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations. The Google Translate feature is provided for informational purposes only. Translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without the inclusion of incorrect or inappropriate language. As such, PREto3 cannot guarantee or claim responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, or performance of this service nor the limitations provided by this service, such as the inability to translate specific files like pdfs and graphic (e.g. .pdfs, .jpgs, .gifs, etc.).
PREto3 provides Google Translate as an online tool for its users, but PREto3 does not directly endorse the website or imply that it is the only solution to users. PREto3 is not responsible for any damages or issues of translated content not officially sanctioned and approved by the agency.
Right to Discontinue Service:
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PREto3 and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Services, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including but not limited to your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including but not limited to any right of privacy or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation, including but not limited to COPPA; (v) any content or information that is submitted via your account; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Services with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.
v) WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
These next few sections are in all caps so we can be sure we have your attention. Again, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if any of this is unclear or if you have any questions about what these sections mean.
THE SERVICES IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICES IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, PREto3, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICES ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION APPLICATIONS), AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DEVELOPERS). FEDERAL LAW, SOME STATES, PROVINCES AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
vi) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL PREto3, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PREto3 BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PREto3 ASSUMES 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 OUR SERVICES; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICES; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES; AND/OR (VII) SCHOOL CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL PREto3, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO PREto3 HEREUNDER OR $100.00, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF PREto3 HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS AGREEMENT GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
The Services are controlled and operated from US-based facilities, and we make no representations that they’re appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access or use the Services from other jurisdictions, you understand that you’re entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. Because we have to say this, you may not use the Services if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government.
vii) GOVERNING LAW
Arbitration. These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be finally settled in Santa Clara County, California, in English, in accordance with the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with such Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state or federal courts located in, respectively, Santa Clara County, California, or the Northern District of California. Any arbitration under these Terms will take place on an individual basis: class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND MYPETOPIA ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.