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Terms of Service

NoticeAbility

TERMS OF SERVICE

Date of Last Revision: September 25, 2016

Welcome to NoticeAbility!

THIS TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION, REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION. UNDER THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST NOTICEABILITY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, AND (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

NoticeAbility Inc. (“NoticeAbility,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides its services (described below) to you through its website located at www.noticeability.org (the “Site”) and through its mobile applications and related services (collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Site, the “Service(s)”), subject to the following Terms of Service (as amended from time to time, the “Terms of Service”). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Any such changes will become effective no earlier than fourteen (14) days after they are posted, except that changes addressing new functions of the Services or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Service so you are aware of any revision to which you are bound. Your continued use of the Service after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Service, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Service.

In addition, when using certain services, you will be subject to any additional terms applicable to such services that may be posted on the Service from time to time, including, without limitation, the Privacy Policy located at http://workshop.noticeability.org/tos All such terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.

Access and Use of the Service

Services Description: The Service is designed to enable dyslexic students to cultivate their strengths by supplying tools to the adults who support them. NoticeAbility provides professional development and capacity building to individuals who work with the dyslexic population. Certified instructors are given access to NoticeAbility’s curricula, which focus on professional subject matters catering to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind.

Your Registration Obligations: You may be required to register with NoticeAbility in order to access and use certain features of the Service. If you choose to register for the Service, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form. Registration data and certain other information about you are governed by our Privacy Policy. If you are under 13 years of age, you are not authorized to use the Service, with or without registering. In addition, if you are under 18 years old, you may use the Service, with or without registering, only with the approval of your parent or guardian.

Member Account, Password and Security: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify NoticeAbility of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Service. NoticeAbility will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

Modifications to Service: NoticeAbility reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that NoticeAbility will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage : You acknowledge that NoticeAbility may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum period of time that data or other content will be retained by the Service and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on NoticeAbility’s servers on your behalf. You agree that NoticeAbility has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or uploaded by the Service. You acknowledge that NoticeAbility reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that NoticeAbility reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

Conditions of Use

User Conduct: You are solely responsible for all code, video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (“content”) that you upload, post, publish or display (hereinafter, “upload”) or email or otherwise use via the Service. The following are examples of the kind of content and/or use that is illegal or prohibited by NoticeAbility. NoticeAbility reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in NoticeAbility’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending content from the Service, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities. You agree to not use the Service to:

  1. email or otherwise upload 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 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; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; (vi) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or (vii) in the sole judgment of NoticeAbility, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Service, or which may expose NoticeAbility or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
  2. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service; or
  3. violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
  4. impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  5. solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
  6. harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Service by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
  7. advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose that is not specifically authorized;
  8. further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities; or
  9. obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Service.

Fees: To the extent the Service or any portion thereof is made available for any fee, you will be required to select a payment plan and provide NoticeAbility information regarding your credit card or other payment instrument. You represent and warrant to NoticeAbility that such information is true and that you are authorized to use the payment instrument. You will promptly update your account information with any changes (for example, a change in your billing address or credit card expiration date) that may occur. You agree to pay NoticeAbility the amount that is specified in the payment plan in accordance with the terms of such plan and this TOS. You hereby authorize NoticeAbility to bill your payment instrument in advance on a periodic basis in accordance with the terms of the applicable payment plan until you terminate your account, and you further agree to pay any charges so incurred. If you dispute any charges you must let NoticeAbility know within sixty (60) days after the date that NoticeAbility invoices you. We reserve the right to change NoticeAbility’s prices. If NoticeAbility does change prices, NoticeAbility will provide notice of the change on the Site or in email to you, at NoticeAbility’s option, at least 30 days before the change is to take effect. Your continued use of the Service after the price change becomes effective constitutes your agreement to pay the changed amount. NoticeAbility may choose to bill through an invoice, in which case, full payment for invoices issued in any given month must be received by NoticeAbility thirty (30) days after the mailing date of the invoice, or the Services may be terminated. Unpaid invoices are subject to a finance charge of 1.5% per month on any outstanding balance, or the maximum permitted by law, whichever is lower, plus all expenses of collection. You shall be responsible for all taxes associated with Services other than U.S. taxes based on NoticeAbility’s net income.

Special Notice for International Use; Export Controls: Software (defined below) available in connection with the Service and the transmission of applicable data, if any, is subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Service or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding your use of the Service, including as it concerns online conduct and acceptable content.

Commercial Use: Unless otherwise expressly authorized herein or in the Service, you agree not to display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer or upload for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service. The Service is for your personal use.

Intellectual Property Rights

Service Content, Software and Trademarks: You acknowledge and agree that the Service may contain content or features (“Service Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by NoticeAbility, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Service. In connection with your use of the Service you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of the Service or the Service Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Service or distributed in connection therewith is the property of NoticeAbility, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by NoticeAbility.

The NoticeAbility name and logos are trademarks and service marks of NoticeAbility (collectively the “NoticeAbility Trademarks”). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Service may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to NoticeAbility. Nothing in this Terms of Service or the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of NoticeAbility Trademarks displayed on the Service, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of NoticeAbility Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.

Third Party Material: Under no circumstances will NoticeAbility be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including users), including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. You acknowledge that NoticeAbility does not pre-screen content, but that NoticeAbility and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, NoticeAbility and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed by NoticeAbility, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

User Content Transmitted Through the Service: With respect to the content or other materials you create or develop using materials provided by the Service, upload through the Service or share with other users or recipients (collectively, “User Content”), you represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to such User Content, including, without limitation, all copyright and rights of publicity contained therein. By uploading any User Content you hereby grant and will grant NoticeAbility and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, upload, perform, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation of the Service or the promotion, advertising or marketing thereof, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed.

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Service (“Submissions”), provided by you to NoticeAbility are non-confidential and NoticeAbility will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

You acknowledge and agree that NoticeAbility may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of NoticeAbility, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

Copyright Complaints: NoticeAbility respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify NoticeAbility of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.

NoticeAbility will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to NoticeAbility’s Copyright Agent at support@noticeability.org (Subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at:

NoticeAbility Inc, PO Box 380617, Cambridge, MA, 02238

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service, with enough detail that we may find it on the Service;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

Counter-Notice : If you believe that your User Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to upload and use the content in your User Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:

  • your physical or electronic signature;
  • identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
  • your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court located within District of Massachusetts and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, NoticeAbility will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.

Repeat Infringer Policy : In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, NoticeAbility has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at NoticeAbility 's sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. NoticeAbility may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Service and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Third Party Websites

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other access to other sites and resources on the Internet. NoticeAbility has no control over such sites and resources and NoticeAbility is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites and resources. You further acknowledge and agree that NoticeAbility will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, events, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. Any dealings you have with third parties found while using the Service are between you and the third party, and you agree that NoticeAbility is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.

Social Networking Services

You may enable or log in to the Service via various online third party services, such as social media and social networking services like Facebook or Twitter (“Social Networking Services”). By logging in or directly integrating these Social Networking Services into the Service, we make your online experiences richer and more personalized. To take advantage of this feature and capabilities, we may ask you to authenticate, register for or log into Social Networking Services on the websites of their respective providers. As part of such integration, the Social Networking Services will provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to such Social Networking Services, and we will use, store and disclose such information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. For more information about the implications of activating these Social Networking Services and NoticeAbility’s use, storage and disclosure of information related to you and your use of such services within NoticeAbility (including your friend lists and the like), please see our Privacy Policy at http://workshop.noticeability.org/tos. However, please remember that the manner in which Social Networking Services use, store and disclose your information is governed solely by the policies of such third parties, and NoticeAbility shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any third party site or service that may be enabled within the Service.

In addition, NoticeAbility is not responsible for the accuracy, availability or reliability of any information, content, goods, data, opinions, advice or statements made available in connection with Social Networking Services. As such, NoticeAbility is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Social Networking Services. NoticeAbility enables these features merely as a convenience and the integration or inclusion of such features does not imply an endorsement or recommendation.

Indemnity and Release

You agree to release, indemnify and hold NoticeAbility and its affiliates and their officers, employees, directors and agent harmless from any from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of the Service, any User Content, your connection to the Service, your violation of these Terms of Service or your violation of any rights of another. 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.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NOTICEABILITY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

NOTICEABILITY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NOTICEABILITY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF NOTICEABILITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL NOTICEABILITY’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID NOTICEABILITY IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

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 SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE.

Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration : PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.

  1. Agreement to Arbitrate
  2. This Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration section is referred to in this Terms of Service as the “Arbitration Agreement.” You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and NoticeAbility, whether arising out of or relating to this Terms of Service (including any alleged breach thereof), the Services, any advertising, 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 Terms of Service, you and NoticeAbility 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.

  3. Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief
  4. YOU AND COMPANY 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 COMPANY 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).

  5. Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution
  6. NoticeAbility 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 support@noticeability.org . 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 NoticeAbility should be sent to NoticeAbility Inc, PO Box 380617, Cambridge, MA, 02238

    (“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 NoticeAbility and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or NoticeAbility may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by NoticeAbility or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or NoticeAbility is entitled.

  7. Arbitration Procedures
  8. 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, http://www.adr.org. Information about the AAA Rules and fees for consumer disputes can be found at the AAA’s consumer arbitration page, http://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 these Terms of Service 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 the Terms of Service and applicable law. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.

    Unless NoticeAbility 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, NoticeAbility 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.

  9. Costs of Arbitration
  10. 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, NoticeAbility 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, NoticeAbility 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, NoticeAbility will pay as much of the Arbitration Fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. Any payment of attorneys’ fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.

  11. Confidentiality
  12. 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.

  13. Severability
  14. If a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement (other than the subsection (b) titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief” above) 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 or the arbitrator decides that any of the provisions of subsection (b) above titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief” are invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void. The remainder of the Terms of Service will continue to apply.

  15. Future Changes to Arbitration Agreement

Notwithstanding any provision in this Terms of Service to the contrary, NoticeAbility 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 NoticeAbility 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 as of the date you first accepted these Terms of Service (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms of Service).

Termination

You agree that NoticeAbility, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if NoticeAbility believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of Service, may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. NoticeAbility may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this Terms of Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that NoticeAbility may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that NoticeAbility will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.

User Disputes

You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Service and NoticeAbility will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto. NoticeAbility reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other user of the Service.

General

These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and NoticeAbility and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and NoticeAbility with respect to the Service. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or third-party services, third-party content or third-party software. These Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to its conflict of law provisions. With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration, as set forth above, you and NoticeAbility agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The failure of NoticeAbility to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You may not assign this Terms of Service without the prior written consent of NoticeAbility, but NoticeAbility may assign or transfer this Terms of Service, in whole or in part, without restriction. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices to you of changes to these Terms of Service or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices generally on the Service.

Your Privacy

At NoticeAbility, we respect the privacy of our users. For details please see our Privacy Policy. By using the Service, you consent to our collection and use of personal data as outlined therein.

Notice for California Users

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, users of the Service 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 us at:

NoticeAbility Inc, PO Box 380617, Cambridge, MA, 02238

508/939-1900

Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? Please contact us at www.Noticeability.org to report any violations of these Terms of Service or to pose any questions regarding this Terms of Service or the Service.

 

 

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 10, 2016

Welcome to NoticeAbility! NoticeAbility, Inc. (“NoticeAbility,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is a nonprofit organization that creates strength-based curricula through which students with dyslexia are empowered to reach their academic and personal potential. NoticeAbility provides access to online course content at workshop.noticeability.org as a component of and supplement to our in-person group trainings and additional information about our organization through our website at www.noticeability.org (such content and sites collectively, including any new features or related applications, the “Service”). We also provide professional development and capacity building to individuals who work with the dyslexic population and provide access to NoticeAbility’s curricula to those who have completed our certification training.

This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about how we collect, use and disclose information, including Personally Identifiable Data (as defined below), from visitors to and registered users of the Service. By using the Service, you consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you are accessing the Service in connection with your participation in a program at your school or educational institution and are under the age of 18 (or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, if different) (a “student”), your parent or guardian must consent to your use of the Service and NoticeAbility’s collection of Personally Identifiable Data and other personal information from you before you sign up to use the Service. Please see the section below titled “For Students and Their Parents or Guardians.

Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using the Service or submitting any information to us through the Service. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into NoticeAbility’s Terms of Service.

For Students and Their Parents or Guardians:

A student may register as a user of the Service after we have obtained parental consent for the student’s use of the Service.

For each prospective user that is a student, we collect the email address of the student’s parent or guardian from the student’s school or other educational institution so that we may give the parent or guardian notice of our information collection, use and sharing practices and obtain consent for the student’s use of the Services. We do not knowingly save or store any information submitted by or collected from a student until we have obtained consent from the student’s parent or guardian.

In our follow-up communication with parents and guardians, we provide via email a link to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, which describes the types of information we collect from our users and how we use, store and share such information. We also provide information on how a parent or guardian can give consent for the collection, use and disclosure of a student’s personal information (as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)).

Once a parent or guardian provides consent for a student’s use of the Service and NoticeAbility’s collection of Personally Identifiable Data and other personal information from the student, the student may complete the student registration form for the Service, through which we collect the following information: the first two letters of the first name, the first two letters of the last name, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, zip code, school and grade information, whether English is the student’s first language and whether the student identifies as an individual with dyslexia. This registration information will not be publicly viewable by other users of the Service, but we may share this information with the student’s school and third parties as disclosed in the section titled “How We May Share Your Information” below. We also collect information from students regarding progress through any courses taken through the Service and performance on any quizzes or other assessments made available through the Service, in addition to the same types of information we collect from other users as described in this Privacy Policy.

A parent or guardian may review a student’s Personally Identifiable Data and other personal information collected by or through the Service at any time and request the deletion of such information or stop the collection of further information from the student by contacting us at support@noticeability.com. We do not disclose a student’s Personally Identifiable Data or other personal information to third parties except as described in this Policy.

Information We Collect:

Personally Identifiable Data. Personally Identifiable Data” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify or contact you, such as your name, email address or mailing address, or other information about you that is directly linked to Personally Identifiable Data.

Usage Data.Usage Data” means certain information that we or our third-party service providers may collect through a variety of technologies, such as cookies and web beacons (as described below), that may automatically or passively collect information when you visit or interact with the Service. Usage Data may include, but is not limited to, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, time spent on the Service, the type of browser, device or operating system you use or the URL that referred you to the Service.

If we associate Usage Data with your Personally Identifiable Data, we will treat the combined information as Personally Identifiable Data.

How We and Our Service Providers Gather Information through the Service:

Information Collected Directly From You. We collect Personally Identifiable Data when you register for the Service, visit certain areas or access certain features of the Service, subscribe to any communications from us or otherwise voluntarily provide Personally Identifiable Data to us.

To register for an account with the Service as a student, we will ask you to provide the Personally Identifiable Data and other information described above in the section above titled “For Students and Their Parents or Guardians.

If you are not a student, are otherwise eligible to become a registered user of the Service as outlined in our Terms of Service and would like to sign up for an account with the Service, we will ask you to provide us with Personally Identifiable Data including your full name and email address. We will also ask for a public username to associate with your account. We may also request that you provide additional information, such as your gender, birth year, the highest level of education you have completed, your mailing address and your hobbies and interests, so that we can better understand users of the Service and improve the Service.

Information from Your Use of the Service. We may collect Personally Identifiable Data and Usage Data from you as you use the Service. For example, we may monitor and collect information related to your activity on the Service, such as which videos or other course content you have viewed and which quizzes you have taken. We may also collect information from the computer or mobile device you use to access the Service, such as your IP address or device identification number.

Information from Customer Service. We may collect Personally Identifiable Data and Usage Data through your communications with our customer service team.

Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. When you access or use the Service, we may engage, receive, collect and store certain types of information through automatic data collection tools including cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, embedded web links and similar technologies. These technologies may collect information including, but not limited to, your IP address, browser type, the date and time that you use the Service, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser and information about your mobile device.

Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ web browsers to store their preferences or provide certain site or service functionality. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. Certain features of the Service may not work properly if you block or delete cookies.

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., to collect information about your activities on the Service and across different websites following your use of the Service. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our Service. For more information on how Google uses this data, go to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

In accordance with COPPA, we consider persistent identifiers that can be used to recognize a user over time and across different sites as a child’s personal information. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and have any questions about how Google collects or maintains personal information (as defined by COPPA) regarding your child through our Service, you may contact us with your questions at support@noticeability.com or at by mailing or calling us as indicated in the “Contact Information” section below.

Do Not Track” Signals. The Service currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and operates as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received.

By using the Service, you are authorizing us to gather, parse and retain data, including Personally Identifiable Data, related to the provision of the Service. We will retain Personally Identifiable Data and other personal information (as defined by COPPA) collected from children under the age of 13 only as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.

How We Use Your Information:

Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use information, including Personally Identifiable Data, for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties that facilitate our provision of the Service. We may use any data we collect to provide and improve the Service.

Service Communications. We may contact you using the email address you provide to us (or your parent or guardian’s email address, if applicable) to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service or system maintenance.

No Marketing. We do not rent, sell or share Personally Identifiable Data about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes. We also do not provide any Personally Identifiable Data to any third-party ad networks.

Aggregate Data. We may de-identify and aggregate data collected through the Service and use it for any purpose. It is important to remember that such information does not identify you individually.

How We May Share Your Information:

Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any information, including Personally Identifiable Data, that we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with our internal business purposes or the provision of our Service.

Schools and other Educational Organizations. We may share students’ Personally Identifiable Data and information about student use of the Service, including progress through any courses and performance on any quizzes or other assessments made available through the Service, with the school or educational organization through which the student gains access to the Service.

As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve and disclose your Personally Identifiable Data, other account information and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect your, our or others’ rights, property or safety.

With Your Consent. We may also disclose your Personally Identifiable Data with your permission or, if applicable, your parent or guardian’s permission.

Third-Party Websites:

Links to Third-Party Websites. The Service may contain links to certain third-party websites. We do not own, control or operate such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such linked sites. Privacy policies and practices for such linked sites differ from this Privacy Policy and our practices. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of such linked sites before disclosing your Personally Identifiable Data on such sites, as those privacy policies will apply to information collected through those third-party websites.

Security of Your Information:

We take steps to ensure that your Personally Identifiable Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, including the use of technical and physical safeguards to restrict access to information gathered from users of the Service. Unfortunately, the Internet and applications cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

International Users:

All Personally Identifiable Data is stored on servers in the United States and is subject to United States law. By choosing to use the Service or otherwise provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with NoticeAbility or the Service will be in accordance with the Terms of Use.

If you are using the Service from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and the global processing of such information. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing of your information in accordance with this Policy.

Update Your Information or Pose a Question:

If you would like to update or modify any Personally Identifiable Data you have provided us, you can do so by accessing your NoticeAbility account or by emailing us at support@noticeability.com. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the use of your information, please contact us support@noticeability.com.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy and Practices:

Posting of Revised Privacy Policy. We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any change in how we use Personally Identifiable Data, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on the Service prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

New Uses of Personally Identifiable Data. If our practices change regarding previously collected Personally Identifiable Data in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.

Changes in Collection or Use of Personal Information from Children Under 13. We will obtain parental consent in accordance with COPPA before changing how we collect, share or otherwise use personal information (as defined by COPPA) from children under the age of 13.

Contact Information:

NoticeAbility, Inc.

PO Box 380617

Cambridge, MA 02238

508-939-1900