As of January 1, 2019
1. Acceptance of Terms
Straticom (‘Straticom’ or ‘we’ or ‘us’) welcomes you. Straticom provides the Straticom Services (defined below) to you subject to the following Terms of Service ('TOS'), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you.
By accessing and using the Straticom Services, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of these TOS. In addition, when using particular Straticom owned or operated services, you and Straticom shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS. Straticom may also offer other services that are governed by different terms of service.
2. Right of Modification
We reserve the right to change or modify the Terms of Service at our sole discretion at any time. Any change or modification to the Terms of Service will be effective immediately upon posting by us. For any material changes to the TOS, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of such material changes. In all cases, your continued use of the Sites after publication of such modifications, with or without notification, constitutes binding acceptance of the modified Terms of Service.
3. Description of Straticom Services
Straticom provides users with access to a rich collection of resources (tools, content, forums, databases) related to strategy and business models (the 'Straticom Services' or ‘Services’). You also understand and agree that the Straticom Services may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for Straticom to provide the Straticom Services. You also understand and agree that the Straticom Services may include certain communications from Straticom, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Straticom Newsletter, and that these communications are considered part of Straticom membership. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Straticom Services, including the release of new Straticom properties, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Straticom Services is provided 'AS IS' and that Straticom assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Straticom Services, and that access may involve third-party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Straticom Services.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Straticom Services, 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.
4. Service Implementation and Payment Terms
A. You agree to use the Service only through our website and/or authorized software application and we reserve approval authority of the implementation and use of the Service on the Site. We may suspend the Service in the event we find any implementation issues with the Site. Such suspension shall remain in effect until you correct any issues specified by Straticom and a suspension shall not relieve you of your payment obligations under the Agreement.
B. If you are using the Service you authorize us to confirm that your credit card account is and remains in good standing with a financial institution as long as you are using the Service. You authorize us to obtain credit reports or other background inquiries from time to time to assess your eligibility to continue use of the Service.
C. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service registration process (such information being the 'Registration Data'). You further agree that, in providing such Registration Data, you will not knowingly omit or misrepresent any material facts or information and that you will promptly enter corrected or updated Registration Data via the Service, or otherwise advise us promptly in writing of any such changes or updates. You further consent and authorize us to verify your Registration Data as required for your use of and access to the Service. Once you subscribe to the Service, you shall receive a unique user ID and password in connection with your account (collectively referred to herein as 'IDs'). You agree that you will not allow another person to use your IDs to access and use the Service under any circumstances. You are solely and entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your IDs and for any charges, damages, liabilities or losses incurred or suffered as a result of you failure to do so. We are not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft of your IDs, your disclosure of your IDs, or your authorization to allow another person to access and use the Service using your IDs. Furthermore, you acknowledge that you are solely and entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account including any charges incurred relating to the Service. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you. You acknowledge that the complete privacy of your data and messages transmitted while using the Service cannot be guaranteed.
D. Straticom will submit your customers’ payment information to the applicable payment gateway. Monthly charges for the Service will be at the rates set forth by Service type and agreed upon by you in the registration process. Such charges may be modified by Straticom upon 30 days prior written notice. Payments reflecting charges for the prior month’s use of the Service will be deducted from your authorized credit card promptly following the end of each calendar month. Prices established in this Agreement, and in any schedule, exhibit or related agreement hereto, are exclusive of taxes and other fees which may be imposed on Straticom or you for the provision or use of the Service. You will be responsible for such taxes and other fees. Tax exempt status will be granted to you upon presentation of a satisfactory certificate of exemption.
E. Straticom is not liable for any losses relating to chargebacks, fraudulent charges, or other actions by you or your customers that are deceptive, fraudulent or otherwise invalid ('Fraudulent Actions'). By using the Service, you hereby release Straticom from any liability arising from Fraudulent Actions. You will also use best efforts to promptly notify Straticom of any Fraudulent Actions that may affect the Service. Straticom reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your account if you engage in, or enable any other user, third party or customer to engage in Fraudulent Actions.
6. Member Account, Password and Security
You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Straticom Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password, ID or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Straticom 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. Straticom will in no event be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 6.
7. Member Conduct
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials ('Content'), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not Straticom, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Straticom Services. Straticom does not control the Content posted via the Straticom Services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or non-infringement of such Content. You understand that by using the Straticom Services, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Straticom be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Straticom Services.
You agree to not use the Straticom Services to:
A. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
B. Harm minors in any way;
C. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Straticom officer, employee, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
D. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Straticom Service;
E. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
F. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any intellectual property rights including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ('Rights') of any party;
G. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that 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;
H. Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to 'scroll' faster than other users of the Straticom Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
I. Interfere with or disrupt the Straticom Services or servers or networks connected to the Straticom Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Straticom Services, including using any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers;
J. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, provincial, state, national or international law;
K. 'Stalk' or otherwise harass another; and/or
You acknowledge that Straticom may or may not pre-screen Content, but that Straticom and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any Content that is available via the Straticom Services. Without limiting the foregoing, Straticom and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is 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. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by Straticom or submitted to Straticom. You acknowledge, consent and agree that Straticom may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the TOS; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Straticom, its users and the public.
You understand that the Straticom Services and software embodied within the Straticom Services may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by Straticom and/or content providers who provide content to the Straticom Services. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Straticom Services. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Straticom Services, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.
8. Online Courses and Certifications
The Sites may, from time to time, offer online courses in a specific area of study or on a particular topic (an 'Online Course'). Straticom and the instructors of the Online Courses reserve the right to cancel, interrupt or reschedule any Online Course or modify its content as well as the point value or weight of any assignment, exam or other evaluation of progress. Online Courses offered are subject to the Disclaimer of Warranties/Limitation of Liabilities section below.
For some courses, subject to your satisfactory performance in the Online Course as determined in the sole discretion of Straticom, the instructors and the participating Institutions, you may be awarded a statement acknowledging your completion of the class ('Statement of Accomplishment'). You acknowledge that the Statement of Accomplishment, if provided to you, may not be affiliated with Straticom. Further, Straticom reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to grant or withhold any such Statement of Accomplishment for a class. You acknowledge that the Statement of Accomplishment, and Straticom’s Online Courses, is not a substitute or equivalent to a course taken at an accredited institution, and does not convey academic credit. You acknowledge that neither the instructors of any Online Course nor the associated participating institutions will be involved in any attempts to get the course recognized by any educational or accredited institution, unless explicitly stated otherwise by Straticom. The format of the Statement of Accomplishment will be determined at the discretion of Straticom and the instructors, and may vary by class in terms of formatting, e.g., whether or not it reports your detailed scores or grades in the class, and in other ways.
9. Interstate Nature of Communications on Straticom Network
When you register with Straticom, you acknowledge that in using the Straticom Services to send electronic communications (including but not limited to email, search queries, and other Internet activities), you will be causing communications to be sent through Straticom 's computer networks, As a result, and also as a result of Straticom's network architecture and business practices and the nature of electronic communications, even communications that seem to be intrastate in nature can result in the transmission of interstate or intra-provincial communications regardless of where you are physically located at the time of transmission. Accordingly, by agreeing to this TOS, you acknowledge that use of the service results in interstate or intra-provincial data transmissions.
10. Content Submitted or Made Available for Inclusion on the Straticom Services
Straticom does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Straticom Services. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Straticom Services, you grant Straticom the following worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
a. With respect to Content you submit, create and make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Straticom Groups, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Straticom Services solely for the purposes of providing and promoting the specific Straticom Group to which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Straticom Services and will terminate at the time you remove or Straticom removes such Content from the Straticom Services.
b. With respect to photos, graphics, audio or video you submit, create and make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Straticom Services other than Straticom Groups, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Straticom Services solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Straticom Services and will terminate at the time you remove or Straticom removes such Content from the Straticom Services.
'Publicly accessible' areas of the Straticom Services are those areas of the Straticom network of properties that are intended by Straticom to be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Straticom Services would include Straticom message boards and portions of Straticom Groups. However, publicly accessible areas of the Straticom Services would not include Straticom services intended for private communication such as projects, or areas off of the Straticom network of properties such as portions of World Wide Web sites that are accessible via hypertext or other links but are not hosted or served by Straticom.
11. Contributions to Straticom
By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ('Contributions') to Straticom through its suggestion or feedback webpages, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) Straticom is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) Straticom shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) Straticom may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) your Contributions automatically become the property of Straticom without any obligation of Straticom to you; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation, acknowledgement or reimbursement of any kind from Straticom under any circumstances.
You agree to indemnify and hold Straticom and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit, re-transmit, modify or otherwise make available through the Straticom Services, your use of the Straticom Services, your connection to the Straticom Services, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
13. General Practices Regarding Use and Storage
You acknowledge that Straticom may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Straticom Services, including without limitation the maximum number of days that models, email messages, message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Straticom Services, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Straticom's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Straticom Services in a given period of time. You agree that Straticom has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Straticom Services. You acknowledge that Straticom reserves the right to sign out or delete accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.
The access to the online classes and the content of them may be changed depending on technical and other circumstances. Straticom tries to grant access to classes for the most common technologies but cannot guarantee the function and access to them for more than 5 years of the applicable publish date.
You further acknowledge that Straticom reserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time without notice to you.
14. Modifications to Straticom Services
Straticom reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Straticom Services (or any part thereof) with notice. You agree that Straticom shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Straticom Services (or any part thereof).
15. Payment Terms
The current fee for the Service you have selected will automatically and immediately be charged to your payment instrument or account on the date that you complete your ordering process. Fees charged for one Service may not be credited towards other services.
Payment for Subscription
Payment occurs on a pre-pay basis and payment will be automatically renewed at the end of the term. The amount you are to pay will depend upon which term of subscription you choose. If you do not renew your subscription, your account will automatically revert to a free account and will be subject to the limitations of a free account.
Payment for Online Class
Payment occurs on a pre-pay basis. The amount you are to pay will depend upon which online class you choose.
You may terminate your Straticom account and access to the Straticom Services by submitting such termination request to Straticom.
You agree that Straticom may, without prior notice, immediately terminate, limit your access to or suspend your Straticom account, any associated email address, and access to the Straticom Services. Reasons for such termination, limitation of access or suspension shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the TOS or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b)requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) discontinuance or material modification to the Straticom Services (or any part thereof), (d) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (e) extended periods of inactivity, (f) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities, and/or (g) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with the Straticom Services. Further, you agree that all terminations, limitations of access and suspensions for cause shall be made in Straticom's sole discretion and that Straticom shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the Straticom Services.
Termination or downgrade of your Straticom account or services includes any or all of the following: (a) removal of access to all or part of the offerings within the Straticom Services, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring of further use of all or part of the Straticom Services.
If you wish to cancel your service agreement with Straticom you must notify us of this cancellation no later than two weeks after entering into a service agreement with the Straticom or no later than two weeks after an automatic service agreement renewal. Cancellations that honor the previous shall be refunded pro rata no later than one month after the Straticom receives the cancellation request.
If you wish to cancel your service agreement with Straticom you must notify us of this cancellation no later than two weeks after entering into a service agreement with the Straticom . This right is voided if you accessed more than 50% of the online class during this period. Cancellations that honor the previous shall be refunded no later than one month after the Straticom receives the cancellation request.
17. Dealing with Advertisers
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Straticom Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Straticom shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Straticom Services.
The Straticom Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Straticom is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Straticom shall 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 such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
19. Straticom 's Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge and agree that the Straticom Services, Content and any necessary software used in connection with the Straticom Services ('Software') contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in advertisements or information presented to you through the Straticom Services or by advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by Straticom or the applicable licensor (such as an advertiser), you agree not to copy, reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform or create derivative works based on the Straticom Services, such as Content or the Software, in whole or in part. The burden of determining that your use of any information, software or any other content on the Site is permissible solely rests with you.
Straticom grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the content and the object code of its Software on a computer through your personal account; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software or content. You agree not to modify the Software or Content in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Software and Content, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Straticom Services. You agree not to access the Straticom Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Straticom for use in accessing the Straticom Services. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information to your User Account with any third party for any reason.
20. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
21. Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT STRATICOM AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF STRATICOM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE STRATICOM SERVICE; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES; (c) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (d) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE STRATICOM SERVICE; OR (e) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE STRATICOM SERVICE.
22. Exclusions and Limitations
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 OF SECTIONS 20 AND 21 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Straticom may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the TOS, including by but not limited to email, regular mail, SMS, MMS, text message, postings on the Straticom Services, or other reasonable means now known or hereafter developed. Such notices may not be received if you violate this TOS by accessing the Straticom Services in an unauthorized manner. Your agreement to this TOS constitutes your agreement that you are deemed to have received any and all notices that would have been delivered had you accessed the Straticom Services in an authorized manner.
24. Trademark Information
You agree that all of Straticom’s and Staticom Technologies R&D Inc.’s trademarks, trade names, service marks and other Straticom or Straticom Technologies R&D Inc.’s logos and brand features, and product and service names are trademarks and the property of Straticom or Straticom Techonlogies R&D Inc. (collectively, the 'Straticom Technologies Marks'). Without Straticom's or Straticom Technologies R&D Inc.’s prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner the Straticom Technologies Marks.
25. General Information
The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and Straticom and governs your use of the Straticom Services, superseding any prior version of this TOS between you and Straticom with respect to the Straticom Services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Straticom services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.
Choice of Law and Forum.
You and Straticom each agree that the TOS and the relationship between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the Ontario, Canada without regard to its conflict of law provisions and that any and all claims, causes of action or disputes (regardless of theory) arising out of or relating to the TOS, or the relationship between you and Straticom, shall be brought exclusively in the courts located in Ontario, Canada. You and Straticom agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the Ontario, Canada, and agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over the parties by such courts and to venue in such courts.
Waiver and Severability of Terms.
The failure of Straticom to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS 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 the TOS remain in full force and effect.
Statute of Limitations.
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 Straticom Services or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Please report any violations of the TOS to our Customer Care Group.
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