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Love Reading is an initiative of Project Possible, a New York State Benefit Corporation ( hereafter referred to as “Love Reading,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides its services (described below) to you through its website located at www.lovereading.org (the “Site”) 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 immediately after they are posted. Your continued use of the Service after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
When using certain aspects of the Services or 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, our Code of Conduct. All such terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.
The Services consist of an online marketplace and platform through which Teachers may offer Classes for sale to Parents, and Parents may purchase such Classes for the benefit of their children. While Love Reading strives to high standard of service, you acknowledge and agree that: (1) Love School is not a party to any agreements entered into between Teachers and Parents, (2) Love School only provides certain tools to facilitate the purchase, sale and provision of Classes, (3) Parents contract for classes directly with Teachers (4) Love Reading is not a broker, agent (except as expressly set forth below) or insurer, and (5) Love Reading disclaims all liability for the conduct of Teachers, Parents, or any other Users of the Site or Classes. Different sections of the Site and Terms of Service affect Teachers and Parents differently, so please be sure to read these Terms of Service carefully.
“User” “you” or “your” means a person, organization or entity using the Services, including Parents and Teachers.
“Parent(s)” means a parent or legal guardian who purchases Classes on the Site for the purpose of enrolling their child.
“Teacher(s)” means a person who completes Love Reading’s application process to sell Classes on the Site.
“Class(es)” means any online class(es) submitted by a Teacher for sale on the Site.
Access and Use of the Service
Services Description: Love Reading’s Service is an online marketplace for K-12 classes, designed for Parents to find and book Classes for the benefit of their child or children, and for Teachers to market, sell and conduct their Classes. As the provider of an online marketplace, Love Reading does not own, create, sell, resell, control, or manage any Classes. Love Reading’s responsibilities are limited to: (i) providing the Site as an online marketplace and platform to facilitate the sale, purchase, and conduct of Classes, and (ii) serving as the limited agent of each Teacher for the purpose of accepting payments from a Parent on behalf of the Teacher. There are risks that you assume when dealing with other Users (including those who may be acting under false pretenses). While Love Reading strives to provide a safe environment for its Users, you agree that all of these risks are ultimately borne by you, and not Love Reading. Love Reading does not control the behavior of Users or the quality of the Classes. As a result, Love Reading cannot guarantee the authenticity, quality, safety, legality, or appropriateness of the Classes.
Member Account, Password and Security: If passwords are issued by Love Reading, 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 Love Reading 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. Love Reading will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
Modifications to Service: Love Reading reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Love Reading 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 Love Reading 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 Love Reading’s servers on your behalf. You agree that Love Reading 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 Love Reading reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Love Reading reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
Class Recordings: Classes that take place through Love Reading’s video chat platform may at our sole discretion be recorded by Love Reading (“Class Recordings”). Love Reading may use Class Recordings to provide and improve our Services, for customer support, and for compliance purposes. We will not use Class Recordings containing images of you (or your children) for any other purposes without your express written consent.
Certain Teacher Obligations
As a Teacher, you must provide Love Reading with any information requested in order for Love Reading to list your Classes through its Services including but not limited to a description of the Classes and the price for the Classes. Love Reading has sole discretion as to which Classes we list on the marketplace and we reserve the right to reject any Classes or remove Classes from the marketplace for any reason. Additionally, Love Reading has discretion to edit Class descriptions as needed to conform them to our marketplace standards. Love Reading has sole discretion as to which Teachers are accepted into the marketplace and we reserve the right to reject any potential Teacher and remove or suspend any Teacher from the marketplace for any reason. Love Reading may, but is not required to, conduct background checks on and interviews of Teachers in its discretion and solely for its own benefit. As a Teacher, you agree to provide written and/or electronic consent to such background checks and to participate truthfully in such interviews.
Each Teacher is solely responsible for obtaining all licenses and other permissions required to offer or provide any Classes and Love Reading assumes no responsibility for a Teacher’s failure to obtain such licenses or permissions or otherwise comply with any applicable laws, rules or regulations.
You understand and agree that Love Reading is not an insurer, agent or employer for you as a Teacher. If a Parent purchases any of your Classes, any agreement you enter into with such Parent is between you and the Parent, and Love Reading is not a party thereto. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Love Reading is authorized to serve as your limited agent purely for the purpose of accepting payments from Parents on your behalf and transmitting such payments to you (minus our Fees). You acknowledge and agree that, as a Teacher, you are responsible for your own acts and omissions while using the Services.
General: Each Parent agrees to pay all applicable fees for Classes (“Enrollment Fees”) as set forth on the Site. All Enrollment Fees are payable in the currency specified on the Site at the time of purchase. You shall be responsible for all taxes associated with the Services other than U.S. taxes based on Company’s net income. Parent hereby authorizes Love Reading to bill Parent’s payment instrument upon confirmation of a purchase, and Parent further agrees to pay any charges so incurred. If Parent disputes any charges you must let Love Reading know within sixty (60) days after the date that Love Reading charges you.
Teacher Payment: Love Reading will transfer the Enrollment Fees to Teacher’s Paypal or similar account for each sale of a Class (or set of Classes, as applicable) to a Parent within a reasonable period of time, minus Love Reading’s service fees (“Love Reading Fee”), according to the schedule and policies detailed in the applicable contract. Love Reading has discretion to act on behalf of the Parent, and to not transfer the Enrollment Fees to Teacher, if Parent reports that the Classes were not provided or adequately completed. This may include but is not limited to circumstances where a Teacher did not arrive for a Class or a Class was of insufficient quality. Love Reading will independently review such cases, seeking input from the Parent and/or the Teacher, and may decide at its sole discretion to issue a refund to the Parent. All determinations of Love Reading with respect to a refund shall be final and binding on the Parent and Teacher.
Limited Payment Collections Agent: Each Teacher appoints Love Reading as the Teacher’s limited payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting the Enrollment Fees from Parent. Each User agrees that payment of Enrollment Fees by a Parent to Love Reading, as that Teacher’s limited payment collection agent, shall be considered the same as a payment made directly by such Parent to the relevant Teacher and the Teacher will provide the relevant Classes to the Parent, as outlined on the Site, as if the Teacher had received payment directly. Love Reading, as limited payment collection agent for the Teacher, agrees to facilitate the payment of any Enrollment Fees (less the Love Reading Fee) for Classes pursuant to these Terms of Service unless otherwise agreed between Love Reading and the Teacher.
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 Love Reading. Love Reading reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Love Reading’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:
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.
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 Love Reading, 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. For the sake of clarity, you acknowledge and agree that Class Recordings constitute Service Content, not User Content. 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. If you are blocked by Love Reading from accessing the Service (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). 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 are the property of Love Reading, 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 Love Reading.
The Love Reading and BookCamp name and logos are trademarks and service marks of Love Reading (collectively the “Love Reading Trademarks”). Other Love Reading, 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 Love Reading. 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 Love Reading Trademarks displayed on the Service, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Love Reading Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.
Third Party Material: Under no circumstances will Love Reading 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 Love Reading may, but is not required to, pre-screen content, and Love Reading 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, Love Reading and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed by Love Reading, 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 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 copyrights and rights of publicity contained therein. You shall retain any intellectual property rights that you hold in your User Content, and Love Reading does not claim any ownership (copyright, trademark, or otherwise) over your User Content. By submitting, posting or otherwise uploading User Content on or through the Services you give Love Reading a worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license as set below:
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Service (“Submissions”), provided by you to Love Reading are non-confidential and Love Reading 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 Love Reading 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 Love Reading, 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.
Third Party Websites
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other access to other sites and resources on the Internet. Love Reading has no control over such sites and resources and Love Reading is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites and resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Love Reading 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 Love Reading is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.
Indemnity and Release
You agree to release, indemnify and hold Love Reading and its affiliates and their officers, employees, directors and agents (collectively, “Indemnitees”) 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. LOVE READING 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.
LOVE READING 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.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY VETTING PERFORMED BY LOVE READING ON TEACHERS ARE SOLELY FOR ITS OWN BENEFIT. LOVE READING MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS ON THE SITE OR SERVICE.
Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT LOVE READING 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 LVOE READING 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 LOVE READING’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID LOVE READING IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OR 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 OR BE ENFORCEABLE WITH RESPECT 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.
IF YOU ARE A USER FROM NEW JERSEY, THE FOREGOING SECTIONS TITLED “DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES” AND “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” ARE INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AS IS PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. IF ANY PORTION OF THESE SECTIONS IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS.
Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration: PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS
Agreement to Arbitrate: 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 Love Reading, 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. You agree that, by entering into this Terms of Service, you and Love Reading 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.
Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief: YOU AND LOVE READING 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 LOVE READING 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).
Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution: Love Reading 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by electronic mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If Love Reading and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or Love Reading may commence an arbitration proceeding.
You agree that Love Reading, 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 Love Reading 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. Love Reading 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. Further, you agree that Love Reading will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.
You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Service and Love Reading will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto.
Love Reading reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way it deems necessary with disputes between you and any other user of the Service.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Love Reading and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Love Reading 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.
Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?
Please contact us at email@example.com to report any violations of these Terms of Service or to pose any questions regarding this Terms of Service or the Service.