1. ACCEPTANCE TERMS OF SERVICE
MBT USA, Inc. with offices at 800 Jackson St, Suite 250 Dallas, TX 75202 (hereafter referred to as “Provider”, “we”, “us” or “our”) offers premium bite-sized courses and other services optimized for mobile devices. These services are available as a browser-based application as well as a native application for iOS devices and Android (“Services”).
2. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY
Full access to the Service can be provided by a fee-based subscription which can be purchased for different periods and will be automatically renewed if not cancelled. We grant our subscribers full access to the content as long as they have an active subscription.
The fees shall become due upon purchase of the subscription irrespective of whether or not you actually use the Service; the consideration for the fees shall solely be the provision of the right to download, receive and/or access the content.
You agree to pay on time any fees, tariffs or other charges incurred in creating the subscription.
In order to make the most out of our Service you must have the necessary mobile communication means with easy internet access. Some wireless applications are only available for a select number of mobile devices. This is an issue with its manufacturers, hence out of the control of Provider. To prevent any disappointment, we ask you to check the compatibility of your device before subscribing to the Service.
You are responsible for ensuring that your equipment and/or software do not disturb or interfere with Provider’s operations. Any equipment or software causing interference shall be immediately disconnected from the Service and Provider shall have the right to immediately terminate or suspend the Service.
3. AGE RESTRICTION
In order to use the Service you (a) must be at least 18 years of age, (b) must be the mobile account holder or must have the mobile account holder’s permission to sign-up for and use the Service on their behalf, and (c) agree on your own behalf, or on behalf of the mobile account holder with such mobile account holder’s consent, to be bound by the Terms of Service.
For getting full access to a Service you will be charged the applicable fees.
Subscriptions that have been purchased through our mobile iOS applications via Apple’s in-app-purchase functionality will be charged via the iTunes account.
Subscriptions that have been purchased through the Site will be charged through the mobile bill you receive from the mobile operator of your network or through any other selected payment method. Separate text message fees from your mobile operator can apply.
All fees, including fees for existing subscription contracts, are subject to change upon notice from Provider. Provider will provide you with reasonable notice of such change. If you do not accept the new fees (which will be applicable on a prospective basis only), you may cancel your subscription effective immediately upon termination.
5. SECURITY AND REGISTRATION OBLIGATION
In order to guarantee safe use of the Service, as well as payment of the applicable fees, you must be registered. You guarantee that the personal information (“Registered Information”) provided to us is correct and complete at all times. If Provider, in its sole discretion, has reason to believe that the Registered Information is not accurate or complete, Provider is entitled to suspend or terminate your account and to withhold both current and future use of the Service, or any component of it.
You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords and/or accounts issued to you by Provider, and you are fully liable for all actions carried out involving the use of your password or account. You should contact Provider if you notice or suspect that unauthorized use has been made of your password or account, or any other breach of security. Provider may provide you with access to some Services without being registered, such as sign-up via your mobile device for the Service. In each such case your identification is based on means of identification that we deem appropriate, such as your mobile telephone number.
6. CHANGES OF THE SERVICES
We reserve the right to upgrade, amend, suspend or discontinue the Services without prior notification at any time. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any amendment, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
7. CODE OF CONDUCT
You agree to use the Service in accordance with the following Code of Conduct:
- you will not use the Services for any illegal, unauthorized or commercial purpose;
- you will keep all information provided to you through the Service as private and confidential and will not give such information to anyone without the permission of Provider or the person who provided it to you;
- you will not use the Service to engage in any form of harassment or offensive behavior, including but not limited to the posting of communications, pictures or recordings which contain libelous, slanderous, abusive or defamatory statements, or racist, pornographic, obscene, or offensive language or images;
- you will not use the Service to infringe the privacy rights, property rights, or any other rights of Provider or any person;
- you will not use the Service in any way which violates, plagiarizes or infringes upon the rights of Provider or any third party, including but not limited to any copyright or privacy or other personal or proprietary rights, or is fraudulent or otherwise unlawful or violates any law; and
- you will not reproduce, copy, sell, re-sell or re-use the Service, in whole or in part.
Provider, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate or suspend your use of the Service for any violation of these prohibitions and you agree that you will not receive a refund of subscription fees already paid to us in the event of such a termination or suspension.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Provider, its parent companies, subsidiaries, related entities, affiliates, subcontractors and their respective directors, officers, agents, employees and their representatives from and against any and all claims, damages, lawsuits, demands, actions, liabilities, or other proceedings brought against it by any third party due to, arising out of, or related to: (i) the use of the Service, the content, the downloads, Software and Sites, including without limitation, your downloads from the Sites; (ii) violation of the Terms of Service; (iii) any breach of any express or implied representation(s) or warranty(ies) allegedly made by Provider; or (iv) violation of any law, regulation or third party rights. You shall pay any and all costs, damages and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by Provider in connection with or arising from any such claim, lawsuit, action, liabilities, demand or other proceeding.
10. CANCELLATION AND TERMINATION
Subscriptions that have been purchased through our mobile iOS applications via Apple’s in-app-purchase functionality have to be managed and terminated via the iTunes account.
Subscriptions that have been purchased through our Sites can be managed and canceled via those Sites. You can also send us an e-mail to the e-mail address, as communicated to you on the Sites and/or through our Services.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may use advertisements and promotions. As a condition to using the Services, you agree that we may display advertisements and other promotions on our Sites and deliver advertisements and promotions on your mobile device or otherwise in connection with our Services. You also agree that you will not attempt to block or otherwise interfere with such advertisements or promotions.
We will not share your personal details with third parties without your consent. You have the right to ask us at any time not to contact you by way of direct marketing.
The inclusion of any advertising or promotion on our Sites or in our Services does not constitute any endorsement by Provider of such content, product, service or company. Provider shall not be a party to, or in any way responsible for, any transaction concerning products or services made available from such third parties or for any content or information presented in connection with any products or services of third parties. You agree that provider is not liable for any damage of any nature whatever that may be the result of such transactions.
12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
You are aware and agree that software used in connection with the Service (“Software”), the Sites as well as the Services contain information and marks that is protected by valid and applicable copyright law, trade secret law, trademark law and any other intellectual property rights and laws. Except as otherwise set forth herein, all now known and hereafter rights of every nature worldwide pertaining to the Sites, Services and Software in or as part of any version, belongs to us at all times (“Intellectual Property Right”).
You agree to make no claim of interest in or ownership of any Intellectual Property Rights and you acknowledge that no title to the Intellectual Property Rights is transferred to you, and that you do not obtain any rights, express or implied, other than the rights expressly granted in the Terms of Service.
You guarantee that you will not amend, rent, rent out, lend, lease, borrow, loan, sell, distribute, create or generate content or products partially or entirely derived from the Service or the Software except in the event that Provider has given you explicit written permission to do so.
Provider hereby grants you, and you hereby accept, a personal, limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable and non-assignable license and permission to install the Software and download the content to use the Service on a designated compatible mobile device solely for your own personal non-commercial use and to use the Software and the Sites solely in accordance with the Terms of Service, as long as you do not copy, alter or amend any Software, source codes or content, or reproduce, modify, perform, transfer, distribute, sell, resell, create a derived product or content from it, or carry out reverse engineer or reverse assembly those, or otherwise attempt to find a source code, and you agree not to sell any rights related to the content, the Software and the Intellectual Property Rights, code those, issue sub-licenses for those, encumber those with security rights or otherwise transfer those. You guarantee that you will not amend the content, the Software and Intellectual Property Rights in any way or use amended versions of the Software and Intellectual Property Rights, including (but not limited to) in order to gain unauthorized access to the Service. You guarantee that you will only use the interface provided by the Provider in order to access the Service. Provider herewith grants permission to make only one copy of the information on the equipment you use for gaining access to the Service and to use and display the copy of the Registered Information made on that equipment for private purposes.
13. NO WARRANTY
WE, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS (THE “PROVIDER PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, THIS SOFTWARE AND SITES. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
a. THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, THE SOFTWARE AND SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. THE PROVIDER PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE AND SITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS;
b. THE PROVIDER PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE AND SITES. THE PROVIDER PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE AND SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, THE SOFTWARE AND SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED AND ERROR FREE;
c. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOU MAY NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE;
d. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD AND/OR USE THE SERVICE THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE AND SITES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, MOBILE PHONE, DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULT FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF THE CONTENT, THIS SOFTWARE AND SITES;
e. IMAGES OF PERSONS SHOWN ON THE SITES AND/OR IN THE SERVICES ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. THESE ARE NOT THE ACTUAL PEOPLE THAT PROVIDE THE SERVICES TO YOU; AND
f. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISCHARACTERIZATIONS OR MISREPRESENTATIONS OF THE IDEAS OR FACTS AS PRESENTED IN THE CONTENT AND/OR SITES;
THE SERVICE IS NOT A MEDICAL SERVICE AND IS NOT TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEEKING AND, THE PROVIDER IS NOT PROVIDING MEDICAL TREATMENT OR ADVICE.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, SHALL THE PROVIDER PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR A THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, THIRD PARTY OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE AND SITES, EVEN IF PROVIDER’S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN THIS SECTION SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROVIDER PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO REGISTER FOR THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, THE SOFTWARE AND SITES.
15. GENERAL INFORMATION
You may not transfer any of your rights or delegate any of your obligations under this agreement without our prior written consent. Nothing in this agreement affects your statutory right as a consumer.
16. GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION AND SEVERABILITY
The applicable federal laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of Texas will govern the relationship between you and Provider under these Terms of Service. You and Provider hereby waive any right with respect to any action brought in connection with the Terms of Service (i) to a jury trial, and (ii) to join any claim with the claim of any other person or entity in a lawsuit, arbitration or other proceeding, or to otherwise file a class action or seek relief on a class basis.
Except as provided herein, disputes will be submitted to final and binding arbitration before a single arbitrator through telephone hearing or by in-person hearing in the county where you reside, in Dallas Texas, or in any other location that you and we mutually agree to. The arbitration will be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures and judgment on the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude you or us from (i) seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction, or (ii) filling claims on an individual basis, if they qualify under applicable rules, in an appropriate small claims court.
Any failure by Provider to exercise or invoke certain rights or stipulations laid down in these Terms of Service in no way constitutes a waiver or renunciation of those rights or stipulations.
In the event any provision of the Terms of Service is determined to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.
This document was last updated on 7 March, 2017