Our Terms have been modified as of July 15, 2018.
1. General terms
BrainStorm provides this Site to users seeking tutoring services (“Students”) and to users seeking to provide tutoring services (“Tutors”), and to any other entity on whose behalf users accept these Terms. The terms “you” and “user” refer to Students, Tutors or any person/entity who views, uses, accesses, or browses the Site.
These Terms are entered into by and between BrainStorm and you. You accept them by using the Site in any manner.
To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site is in conflict or inconsistent with these Terms, the Terms shall control. Any express waiver or failure to exercise promptly any right under the Terms will not create a continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement. If any provision of the Terms is held invalid by any law or regulation of any government, or by any court or arbitrator, the parties agree that such provision will be replaced with a new provision that accomplishes the original business purpose, and the other provisions of the Terms will remain in full force and effect.
BrainStorm controls and operates this Site. BrainStorm makes no representation that this Site is appropriate or available for use in all areas.
BrainStorm services may not be available in your location. Available services may vary among locations.
BrainStorm will attempt to deliver all correspondence sent via the Site’s contact forms and links. BrainStorm does not guarantee delivery of all messages.
3. Your obligations
By using the Site, you agree that you are at least 18 years old and have capacity to agree to these Terms on your own behalf or on behalf of a minor who will be receiving tutoring services; to provide accurate, current, and complete information about you as may be prompted by a contact form on the website (“Contact Data”); to promptly update the Contact Data and any information you provide to BrainStorm, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and to accept all risks of unauthorized access to information and Registration Data. You are not permitted to use the Site if you are under the age of 13.
You are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, or otherwise transmit through your use of the Site (“Content”). You agree not to upload, post or otherwise transmit Content that: (a) is inaccurate, harmful, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racist, violent, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable to BrainStorm or other users of the website; (b) includes unauthorized disclosure of personal information; (c) violates or infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights; or (d) 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.
BrainStorm reserves the right to edit or remove Content that violates these Terms, that contains third-party commercial advertisements, or for any other reason it deems necessary.
You agree to use the Site in a manner that is lawful, relevant and proper to the applicable forum. Any use of the Site that BrainStorm, in its sole discretion, finds inappropriate and/or offensive may result in suspension and/or termination of a User with or without notice. Conduct that is inappropriate or offensive includes the following:
- Defame, abuse, harass, harm, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity) of others
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any profane, defamatory, infringing, hateful, distasteful, obscene or unlawful topic, name, information, materials or content
- Use the Site for any purpose that is in violation of local, state, national, or international law, including without limitation wage/hour and working condition laws and regulations
- Upload files that contain software or other material that violates the rights of any third party, including without limitation intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or publicity
- Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spiders, cancel bots, corrupted files, or any other similar software, malware or materials that may damage, interfere with, disrupt, impair, disable or otherwise overburden the operation of any device, computer system or network
- Take any action that would undermine any aspect of the Site
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other User accounts, or other device, computer system or networks connected to the Site
- Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose on the Site that are not appropriate or relevant to the Site
- Impersonate another person or allow any other person or entity to use your user name or password
- Post the same content repeatedly or spam – spamming is strictly prohibited
- Download any file posted by another user that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed through the Site
- Access, download, or copy any information, content and/or materials from the Site through artificial means (including without limitation spiders, scrapers, hacking devices, computer programs, bots, web spoofing, URL rewriting or other such means)
- Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell or exploit any information, materials or content on the Site
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site.
By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you currently meet and will continue to meet the following eligibility conditions (“Eligibility Conditions”) for as long as you use the Site: (a) you have and will at all times comply with all laws and regulations; (b) you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into these Terms and to abide by all of terms and conditions in these Terms; (c) neither you, nor anyone in your home: (i) has been the subject of a complaint, restraining order or any other legal action involving violence, abuse, neglect, fraud, larceny, or any offense that involves endangering the safety of others; (ii) has been convicted of a crime of any nature, including any felony or misdemeanor of any kind, including without limitation any sexual, child abuse or domestic violence offenses; and/or (iii) has been and/or is currently required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction or with any government entity; and (d) neither you, nor anyone in your home, is currently out on bail or on your own recognizance pending trial, relating to any felony or misdemeanor charges of any kind, including without limitation sexual, child abuse or domestic violence offenses.
By using the Site, you understand and agree that BrainStorm may rely on the above Eligibility Conditions as true. You understand and agree that BrainStorm may revise the Eligibility Conditions from time to time and require new conditions and certifications and that User will abide by such revised Eligibility Conditions or discontinue using the Site.
BrainStorm reserves all of its rights under the Communications Decency Act, including without limitation its right to remove anything objectionable to BrainStorm in its sole discretion. Alleged improprieties by any User may be reported to BrainStorm by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Advertisements and promotions
BrainStorm may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than BrainStorm found on or through the Site, 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. BrainStorm is not 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 non-BrainStorm advertisers on the Site.
5. Content provided via links
You may find links to other websites or resources on the Site. You acknowledge and agree that BrainStorm 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. BrainStorm will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any actual or alleged damage or loss 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.
6. Intellectual property rights
BrainStorm grants you permission (which may be revoked at any time for any reason or no reason) to use the Site for the services as provided herein and in accordance with these Terms and solely for your own personal, non-commercial use (except as provided herein), provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained on such pages. No other use is permitted. You may not, for example, incorporate the information, content, or other material in any database, compilation, archive or cache. Except as specifically authorized by BrainStorm, you may not deep-link to the Site for any purpose or access the Site manually or with any robot, spider, web crawler, extraction software, automated process or device to scrape, copy, or monitor any portion of the Site or any information, content, or material on the Site. BrainStorm reserves all of its statutory and common law rights against any person or entity who violates this paragraph. You may not link or frame to any pages of the Site or any content contained therein, whether in whole or in part, without prior written consent from BrainStorm. You may like or follow BrainStorm or share links to the Site via social networking technology referenced on the Site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Except as expressly authorized by BrainStorm or by Content providers, you agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, mirror, frame, republish, download, transmit, or create derivative works of the Content of others, in whole or in part, by any means. You must not modify, decompile, or reverse engineer any software BrainStorm discloses to you, and you must not remove or modify any copyright or trademark notice, or other notice of ownership.
Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppels, implication, or otherwise. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download Content owned by BrainStorm on this Site provided that: (a) the copyright notice pertaining to the Content remains, and a permission notice (e.g., “used with permission”) is added to such Content; (b) the use of such Content is solely for personal and non-commercial use; (c) such Content will not be copied or posted on any networked computer or published in any medium, except as explicitly permitted by valid permission or license covering such materials; and (d) no modifications are made to such Content. This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of the terms or conditions in this document. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and/or printed Content.
7. Copyright Infringement
BrainStorm respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Thus, in your use of and interactions with BrainStorm and the Site, you may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any Content that is copyrighted material belonging to others, without obtaining their prior written consent. BrainStorm reserves the right, in its discretion, to remove any Content if we believe it may infringe the copyright rights of others, and/or to terminate the accounts of Users who we believe to be infringers.
If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, we will respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”), a federal law that provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that content or material hosted on the Site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send BrainStorm. a notice requesting that the content or material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow BrainStorm to locate the content or material within the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the content or material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. BrainStorm’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
Postal Mail: BrainStorm Learnging & Arts Center
Attention: Copyright Agent
808 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
We suggest that you consult with a legal advisor before filing a notice under the DMCA. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
8. Termination and suspension
BrainStorm reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate any user with or without notice at any time in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason. You agree that, if you are suspended and/or terminated, you will make no further use of the Site after termination or during suspension.
9. Disclaimer of warranties
Use of this site is at your sole risk unless otherwise explicitly stated. This site, including the information, services, and content, is provided on as “as is” basis. BrainStorm disclaims all express or implies conditions, representations, and warranties of any kind, including any implied warranty or condition of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose. BrainStorm makes no representations, warranties, conditions or guarantees as to the usefulness, quality, suitability, truth, accuracy, or completeness of this site.
BrainStorm makes no warranty or representations that the site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; that the results that may be obtained from the sue of this website will be reliable or accurate; that any errors in the site will be corrected.
You assume all risk for any damage to your computer system or data loss that results from obtaining any content from the site, including any damages resulting from computer viruses or other malware.
10. Limitation of liability
THE SITE OFFERS A SERVICE FOR THOSE SEEKING TUTORING SERVICES.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BRAINSTORM HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY USER ON OR OFF THE SITE AND THAT BRAINSTORM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY USER. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BRAINSTORM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OR CONDUCT, WHETHER ON OR OFF THE SITE, OF ANY USER. AS SUCH, BRAINSTORM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, AND EACH USER EXPRESSLY RELEASES BRAINSTORM FROM, ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CONTROVERSIES, CLAIMS, SUITS, INJURIES AND/OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM AND/OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY ACTS AND/OR OMISSIONS OF USERS ON OR OFF THE SITE. BRAINSTORM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DISPUTES, CLAIMS, LOSS, INJURY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND THAT MIGHT ARISE DURING AND AFTER USER INTERACTION.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BRAINSTORM IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED ORDERS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, EVEN IF BRAINSTORM HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF, OR REASONABLY COULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, HOWEVER THEY ARISE, WHETHER IN BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES DUE TO: (A) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (B) THE COST OR 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 SITE; (C) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF TRANSMISSION OR DATA, MALICIOUS OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, OR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS; OR (D) CONTENT OR INFORMATION USERS MAY DOWNLOAD, USE, MODIFY, OR DISTRIBUTE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL BRAINSTORM’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED (A) THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO BRAINSTORM OR A BRAINSTORM PARTNER, IF ANY, OR (B) $100 (WHICHEVER IS LESS).
YOU AND BRAINSTORM AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN THESE TERMS ARE MATERIAL, BARGAINED-FOR BASES OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN DETERMINING THE CONSIDERATION TO BE GIVEN BY EACH PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND IN THE DECISION BY EACH PARTY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT. YOU AND BRAINSTORM AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN THESE TERMS ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE OR DO NOT AGREE TO ANY PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE, EXCEPT AS MAY BE PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION 10.
11. Assumption of risk
You agree and understand that you assume all risks when using the Site, including without limitation any and all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with other Users. You agree to take all necessary precautions.
13. Notices; modification and termination of services; amendment of terms
BrainStorm may provide notice to Users via email, regular mail, or posting notices or links to notices on the Site. BrainStorm reserves the right at any time to modify, suspend or terminate the services (or any part thereof), and/or use of or access to them, with or without notice. BrainStorm may also delete, or bar access to or use of, all related information and files. BrainStorm will not be liable to Users or any third-party for any modification, suspension, or termination of service, or loss of related information. BrainStorm may amend these Terms at any time by posting the amended terms on this Site.
14. Governing law
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws, without regard to choice of law rules, of the State of New Jersey.
15. Entire agreement
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and BrainStorm relating to their subject matter, and cancel and supersede any prior versions of the Terms. You may not assign or otherwise transfer the Terms or any right granted hereunder. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use BrainStorm or third-party products or services.