Terms of Service

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IMPORTANT—IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN READ THE AGREEMENT BELOW AND AGREE TO IT FOR YOU. IF YOU DON’T GET YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO READ AND AGREE TO THIS, YOU DON’T HAVE PERMISSION TO USE SchoolMint. ALWAYS GET AN ADULT’S PERMISSION BEFORE GOING ONLINE.PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES OFFERED BY SchoolMint, INC. (“SchoolMint” OR “WE” OR “US”). THIS IS A BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SchoolMint. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND A PARTY TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER TERMS. IF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE CONSIDERED AN OFFER, ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO SUCH TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.

Terms of use

Welcome to SchoolMint. SchoolMint is an enrollment, school choice and communications platform for educators, students and  parents. Please continue reading to learn about the rules and restrictions that govern your use of SchoolMint’s website(s) and all other products, services and applications made available by SchoolMint from time to time (collectively, the “Services”). This Agreement includes the terms in this document, as well as SchoolMint’s Privacy Policy.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

Before using SchoolMint, you need to be at least 18 years old and agree to these terms. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian needs to review and agree to these terms for you.

Will these terms ever change?

We constantly try to improve our Services, so we may update this Agreement as we offer new and improved Services. We may modify this Agreement at any time, but we will do our best to bring this to your attention by posting a notice on the Services or notifying you by email or by some other means. If you don’t agree with the new terms, you may reject them but unfortunately you will no longer be able to use the Services. Your use of the Services in any way following notification by SchoolMint constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions as modified. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features, impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services at any time. We’ll do our best to provide you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you.

You represent and warrant to SchoolMint that:

  1. you are at least 18 years old (or, if you are not at least 18 years old, you have your parent’s permission to use the Services, and your parent has read and agrees to this Agreement on your behalf);
  2. all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful;
  3. you will maintain the accuracy of such information;
  4. if you’re agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to this Agreement on the organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to this Agreement (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity). You also certify that you are legally permitted to use and access the Services and take full responsibility for the selection, use of, and access to the Services, including ensuring that you have permission to communicate with anyone you choose to interact with through the Services.

This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Services is revoked in such jurisdictions.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

We work hard to improve the SchoolMint experience for you, so our terms may change from time to time. We will update you when we make significant changes. Before continuing to use SchoolMint, it will be important to review and agree to any changes.

Privacy

We take the privacy of our users very seriously. Please read our Privacy Policy

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

Another important document to look at is our Privacy Policy, which outlines what personal information SchoolMint collects from you and how we use that information to provide our service.

Use by children

The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers notify parents and obtain their consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. SchoolMint only collects personal information through the Services from a child under 13 where that student’s school, district and/or teacher has agreed, via the terms described below, to obtain parental consent for that child to use the Services and disclose that personal information to SchoolMint. Except as expressly set forth below, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from a child under 13.

  • For children under 13 we may collect a child’s name (first name and last initial), date of birth, email address or telephone number, and the child’s parent’s email address in order to notify the parent that we may contact the child for the purpose of providing the Services for which the child’s teacher, School Admin (as described below) or school administrator has signed up to use. Note that if the SchoolMint account of a child under 13 is inactive for at least twelve months (meaning, that account has not received a message through the SchoolMint Services in that time), SchoolMint’s policy is to delete the personally-identifiable information associated with that child’s account. While we delete the account in these situations, some of the child’s data may persist in the files of SchoolMint’s agents or service providers for some period of time until it is removed from their systems as well.
  • We may collect personal information through the Services from a child under 13 but only in support of the learning environment. For SchoolMint to collect this type of personal information, a student’s school, district or teacher must agree to obtain parental consent for that child to use the Services. The student’s school, district or teacher may disclose that personal information to us for a legitimate educational interest.
    • If you are a school, district, or teacher, you represent and warrant that you are solely responsible for complying with COPPA, meaning you must obtain consent from all parents or guardians whose children under 13 will be accessing the Services. If you are a teacher, you represent and warrant that you are authorized by your school or district to use the Services. You also represent and warrant that you are entering into these Terms on behalf of your school or district. For more information on COPPA, please click here.
    • If you are a school, district, or teacher providing consent on behalf of parents or guardians, you may be required to provide adequate school credentials and a valid school email address to verify your identity.

If we learn we have collected personal information from a student under 13 other than pursuant to the above, or if we learn a student under 13 has provided us personal information beyond what we request from him or her, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a student under 13 may have provided us personal information in violation of this paragraph, please contact us at legal@schoolmint.com

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

SchoolMint cares about children’s privacy, and complies with COPPA, a law created to protect the privacy of minors. We collect limited information for under-13 users and only if we have parental consent. If we don’t have consent from a parent or guardian, we delete the information. If you are a teacher or a school providing consent on behalf of parents, you are also responsible for complying with COPPA. You can learn more here.

Fees and payment; Responsibility for usage charges

Access to and use of SchoolMint itself is free for parents. Through SchoolMint, you may be able to access and use products or services operated by other individuals or companies who are not employed or controlled by SchoolMint (such as, a payment platform to request and/or make payments). If you use any of these products or services, you must review and agree to the additional terms and conditions and privacy policy, as well as pay any applicable fees required to use those products. Any information you agree to provide will be governed by that business’ privacy policy.

Note that, by using the Services, you may receive e-mail or text messages on your phone or mobile device, which may cause you to incur usage charges or other fees or costs in accordance with your wireless or data service plan. Any and all such charges, fees, or costs are your sole responsibility. You should consult with your wireless carrier to determine what rates, charges, fees, or costs may apply to your use of the Services.

Registration and security

As a condition to using Services, you may be required to register with SchoolMint by selecting a password and providing your name and a valid email address. You will provide SchoolMint with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. You may not

  1. select or use the name or email of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or
  2. use a name subject to any rights of any person other than you without appropriate authorization.

SchoolMint reserves the right to refuse registration of or to cancel a SchoolMint account in its sole discretion. You will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You may not transfer your account to anyone without express prior written consent of SchoolMint. Violation of any of the foregoing may result in immediate termination of your account, revocation of your ability to use the Services, and may subject you to state and federal penalties and other legal consequences. SchoolMint reserves the right, but will have no obligation, to investigate your use of the Services in order to determine whether a violation of the Agreement has occurred or to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

The security of your account is very important to us. Please keep your password safe, use your real name and create your own account before using SchoolMint.

Our restrictions and responsibilities

You warrant, represent and agree that you will not contribute any Content or otherwise use (or encourage anyone else to use) the Services in a manner that:

  • infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or proprietary rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or other rights of any other third party;
  • violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
  • is harmful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable as reasonably determined by SchoolMint;
  • jeopardizes the security of your account in any way, such as allowing someone else access to your account or password;
  • attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
  • violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
  • runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
  • “crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
  • copies or stores any significant portion of the Content;
  • decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services (or the products of SchoolMint’s third party service providers).

SchoolMint reserves the right to terminate access of any third party application or service to our published or unpublished APIs.

SchoolMint reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if we receive claims or allegations from individuals, companies or authorities relating to that Content or if SchoolMint is concerned that you may have breached the foregoing restrictions), or for no reason at all. You, not SchoolMint, remain solely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise provide using, or in connection with, the Services, and you warrant that you possess all rights necessary to provide such Content to SchoolMint and to grant SchoolMint the rights to use such information as provided herein.

You will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access, or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, and long distance or local telephone service. You will be responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Services. You will be responsible for withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

We are serious about safety. If you don’t follow our Guidelines or these Terms of Use, we may need to remove any inappropriate content or deactivate your account. If you see someone violating our Guidelines or Terms of Use, please contact us immediately at legal@schoolmint.com. We need your help to keep the SchoolMint community safe!

Copyright dispute policy

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), online service providers such as SchoolMint have the right, but not the obligation, to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright. We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

See something that belongs to you, but someone else posted it? You can let us know by using our Copyright Dispute Policy.

Third party service providers

The Services may contain links to third party websites, products or services that are not owned or controlled by SchoolMint (“Third Party Services”). When you access Third Party Services, you do so at your own risk. SchoolMint encourages you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each Third Party Service that you visit or use.

SchoolMint has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any Third Party Services. In addition, SchoolMint will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any Third Party Services. By using the Services, you expressly relieve and hold harmless SchoolMint from any and all liability arising from your use of any Third Party Services.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any third parties. You agree that SchoolMint will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.

If there is a dispute between SchoolMint users, or between SchoolMint users and any third party, you understand and agree that SchoolMint is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release SchoolMint, its officers, employees, agents, and successors in rights from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service. If you are a California resident, you will and hereby do 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.”

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

While using SchoolMint, you may be able to access or use third party services that aren’t part of our product (such as YouTube, Flickr, etc.). We can’t be held responsible for the content of services or any issues that arise.

Warranty and disclaimer

SchoolMint has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that SchoolMint has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Services; what Content you access via the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release SchoolMint from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to websites or services containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. SchoolMint makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and SchoolMint will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. SchoolMint makes no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products (including Content provided by users) offered or purchased through the Services. Products and services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) the Services are provided AS IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FROM SchoolMint OR ANYONE ELSE. THE SERVICES, CONTENT, AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

We’re here to help if there are issues, but there are no warranties relating to our Services or any products you access through SchoolMint.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold SchoolMint, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees harmless (including, without limitation, from all damages, liabilities, settlements, costs and attorneys’ fees) from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to or use of the Services, your violation of this Agreement, or the infringement by you or any third party using your account of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

Please keep in mind that you are solely responsible for your use of SchoolMint. If you don’t follow these Terms of Service and/or cause harm to anyone, it’s your responsibility to resolve.

Limitation of liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SchoolMint OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES OR THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY

  1. FOR ANY AMOUNT IN THE AGGREGATE IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE FEES PAID BY YOU TO SchoolMint HEREUNDER DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE APPLICABLE CLAIM;
  2. FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER;
  3. FOR DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; OR
  4. FOR ANY MATTER BEYOND SchoolMint’S REASONABLE CONTROL.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

SchoolMint is a communication tool. While we are here to support you, we are not liable for anything that happens because of our service.

Termination

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Services. You may terminate your use of the Services or your account at any time by deleting your account in your account settings tab or by contacting us at legal@schoolmint.com. Note, if you become a Participant through an Organization, and you request that SchoolMint delete your account, SchoolMint may notify the Organization (and the School Admins of the classes or groups you are in of your deletion request. SchoolMint may disable or terminate your access to the Services or your account at any time, for any reason (for your violation of any term of this Agreement or without cause), and without warning or notice, which may result in the forfeiture of all information associated with your account. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services and any Content will immediately cease; however, SchoolMint may retain messaging data or other data and information pursuant to this Agreement, as necessary for auditing purposes, and as required by law. All provisions of this Agreement which, by their nature, should survive termination, will survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

All done? You can delete your SchoolMint account online at any time.

Choice of law and arbitration

This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof, unless a state’s law’s explicitly require that any legal disputes are governed by the laws of that state. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement will be finally settled in small claims court or by arbitration in San Francisco, California or in a location that is reasonably convenient for you, using the English language in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who will be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. If you cannot afford or otherwise do not want to pay arbitration filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees and cannot obtain a waiver of fees, we will consider in good faith any request by you for us to bear the cost of those fees. We will pay any administration fee, arbitration fees and fees and charges of attorneys, experts and witnesses if and to the extent we are required to pay such fees and charges by law or in order to make this arbitration provision enforceable. By agreeing to these terms, you acknowledge that you may not participate in a class action in court or in arbitration, either as a class representative, class member or class opponent. ACCORDINGLY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A COURT (OTHER THAN A SMALL CLAIMS COURT) OR TO A JURY TRIAL. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction, or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party will have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator.

WHAT THIS IS SAYING

We want you to have a great experience on SchoolMint. But, if you are dissatisfied with our Services, we will discuss in arbitration to resolve any issues.

Miscellaneous

The failure of either party to exercise, in any respect, any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. SchoolMint will not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond SchoolMint’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with SchoolMint’s prior written consent. SchoolMint may transfer, assign or delegate this Agreement and its rights and obligations without consent. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. This Agreement and any subsequent versions of this Agreement posted to the Services will be deemed a writing signed by both parties. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind SchoolMint in any way whatsoever.