Terms and service

IMPORTANT! If you are not of legal age to form a binding contract (in many places, this is 18 years old), then you must get your parent or guardian to read these terms and agree to them for you, before you use RightToEdu or provide any information to us, please review this agreement with your parent or guardian so that you both understand how RightToEdu works and what restrictions apply to your use of our websites and services. Remember, always get an adult's permission before going online.

Thanks for using RightToEdu! We're glad you're here, but there are some rules you need to agree to before you use our websites and services ("Services"). When we use the word "Services," we mean not only the righttoedu.com website, but also all the other websites, products, services and applications made available by RightToEdu (for example, the Android apps available via the Android Marketplace delivered and published by RightToEdu, iPhone and iPad apps available at the Apple App Store). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these Terms or the Services,please contact us at info@righttoedu.com, Flat 101/102, 163/2, Patrika Nagar, Hitech city, Hyderabad .

This is a contract, right?

Yep - you've done your homework! These Terms of Service (the "Terms") are a binding contract between you and RightToEdu, Inc. ("RightToEdu," and sometimes, when we're feeling especially friendly, "we" and "us"). You must agree and accept all of the Terms, or you don't have the right to use the Services. Your using the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services.

These Terms include the provisions in this document, and in the RightToEdu Privacy Policy (don't worry - each of those is explained in more detail below).

Our Services are constantly changing, to keep up with the dynamic needs of learners everywhere - so, these Terms might need to change, too. If they do change, we will do our best to tell you in advance by placing a notification on the righttoedu.com website, or we might send you an email. In certain situations (for example, where a change to the Terms is necessary to comply with legal requirements), we may not be able to give you advance notice. Changes to the Privacy Policy will be provided in advance, as described here.

If you don't like the new Terms, you are free to reject them - unfortunately, that means you won't be able to use the Services anymore. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, then please remember that means you agree to all of the Terms.

Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

Do you care about my privacy?

RightToEdu takes the privacy of its users very seriously. For the entire current RightToEdu Privacy Policy, please click here, but we've included some information below related to the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act ("COPPA"), because we get a lot of questions about that:

COPPA requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. Therefore, we only collect 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 in the following paragraph) to obtain parental consent for that child to use the Services and disclose personal information to us, for the use and benefit of the learning environment. If you are a student under 13, please do not send any personal information about yourself to us if your school, district, and/or teacher has not obtained this prior consent from your parent or guardian, and please do not send any personal information other than what we request from you in connection with the Services. If we learn we have collected personal information from a student under 13 without parental consent being obtained by his or her school, district, and/or teacher, 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 info@righttoedu.com

If you are a school, district, or teacher, you represent and warrant that you are solely responsible for complying with COPPA, meaning that you must obtain advance written consent from all parents or guardians whose children under 13 will be accessing the Services. You are responsible for understanding how any Publisher Software (defined and described below) that you install on behalf of yourself or other users may collect and use information of users of RightToEdu's Services. When obtaining consent, you must provide parents and guardians with our Privacy Policy; you can find a sample permission slip here. You must keep all consents on file and provide them to us if we request them. For more information on COPPA, please click here. If you are a teacher, you represent and warrant that you have permission and authorization from your school and/or district to use the Services as part of your curriculum, and for purposes of COPPA compliance, you represent and warrant that you are entering into these Terms on behalf of your school and/or district.

  1. DMCA Takedown Policy

    You may have heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), as it relates to online service providers like RightToEdu removing material that they believe in good faith violates someone's copyright. To learn more about DMCA, click here. RightToEdu's DMCA Takedown Policy is here.

Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Services?

Any information or content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated, and you access all such information and content at your own risk, and we aren't liable for any errors or omissions in that information or content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it. We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information you may find offensive or inappropriate; we can't control that, but please let us know if it happens and we'll try to remedy the situation.

We also can't guarantee the identity of any users with whom you interact in using the Services and are not responsible for which users gain access to the Services. But that doesn't mean we don't take security seriously; students are only permitted to access the Services within their Limited Access Groups, we require teachers, schools, and districts guard their Access Codes with the appropriate confidentiality, as described in the Acceptable Use Policy, we enable teachers with moderation tools for monitoring content within Limited Access Groups, and student accounts are not enabled to "browse" groups to join (a student is only permitted to view and join a group he or she has been given an Access Code to).

You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it. You will keep all your registration information accurate and current. You are responsible for all your activity in connection with the Services.

The Services may contain links or connections to third party websites or services that are not owned, operated, or controlled by RightToEdu. When you access third party websites or use third party services (including, without limitation, your use of Publisher Software, defined below), you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that RightToEdu is not responsible for such risks. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party website or service that you visit or utilize.

RightToEdu has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, RightToEdu will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site or service (including without limitation the Publisher Software). By using the Services, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.

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 of these third parties (including without limitation Publishers). You agree that RightToEdu shall 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 participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you agree that RightToEdu is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release RightToEdu, its officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages 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 Services. If you are a California resident, you shall 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."

Will RightToEdu ever change the Services?

RightToEdu is a dynamic learning tool, so the Services will change over time. We may change, suspend, or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services. We'll try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn't always practical. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), or without any reason, and without notice.

What if I want to stop using RightToEdu?

You're free to do that at any time by following the directions here; please refer to our Privacy Policy, as well as the licenses above, to understand how we treat information you provide to us after you have stopped using our Services.

RightToEdu is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account, for any reason, including your breach of these Terms. RightToEdu has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms.

Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account. We will try to provide advance notice to you prior to our terminating your account so that you are able to retrieve any important documents you may have stored in your account (to the extent allowed by law and these Terms), but we may not do so if we determine it would be impractical, illegal, or would not be in the interest of someone's safety or security to do so.

If you have deleted your account by mistake, contact us immediately at support@righttoedu.com - we will try to help, but unfortunately, we can't promise that we can recover or restore anything.

Provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination. By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us.

I use one of the RightToEdu apps available via the Apple App Store, Google Play Store - should I know anything about that?

These Terms apply to your use of all the Services, including the iPhone, iPad, Android applications available via the Apple, Inc.("Apple") App Store and Google Play Store, but additional terms also apply to the Application, which you can see here.

This contract seems like it needs some more legal-sounding stuff in it.

You're absolutely right. Don't space out, this stuff is important:

  1. Warranty Disclaimer

    RightToEdu does not make any representations or warranties concerning any content contained in or accessing through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. We make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products (including Publisher Software) offered or purchased through the Services. Products and services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) through the Services are provided "AS IS" and without any warranty of any kind from RightToEdu or others (unless, with respect to such others only, provided expressly and unambiguously in writing by a designated third party for a specific product). the services, content, website, 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. (We're not yelling, we just want to make sure you pay attention!)

  2. Limitation of Liability

    To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances and under no legal theory (including, without limitation, tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise) shall edmodo be liable to you or to any other person for (a) any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind, including damages for lost profits, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, accuracy of results, or computer failure or malfunction, or (b) any amount, in the aggregate, in excess of the greater of (i) $100 or (ii) the amounts paid by you to edmodo in connection with the services in the twelve (12) month period preceding this applicable claim, or (iii) any matter beyond our reasonable control. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain damages, so the above limitation and exclusions may not apply to you. (Again, not yelling!)

  3. Indemnity

    You agree to indemnify and hold RightToEdu, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, contractors, and partners harmless for and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms. In the event of such a claim, suit, or action ("Claim"), we will provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).

  4. Assignment

    You may not assign, delegate, or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without RightToEdu's prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.

  5. Choice of Law Arbitration

    These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be finally settled in San Francisco County, California, in English, in accordance with the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the United States Federal Courts located in the Northern District of California.

  6. Miscellaneous

    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. The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. 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 these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. You and RightToEdu agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and RightToEdu, and that it supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications, and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms, and that all modifications to these Terms must be in a writing signed by both parties (except as otherwise provided herein). No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind RightToEdu in any respect whatsoever. Except as expressly set forth in the Apple Application Terms, you and RightToEdu agree there are no third party beneficiaries intended under this Agreement.

Whew.