OAKS IN TEACHING
Terms and conditions
Terms And Conditions
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in OAKS (product of Sunitha Infovision Ltd). (“OAKS”, “we,” or “us”) and our Web site at www.youroaks.com (the “Site”), as well as all related web sites, networks, embeddable widgets, downloadable software, mobile applications (including tablet applications), and other services provided by us and on which a link to these Terms and Conditions is displayed (collectively, together with the Site, our “Service”). These Terms and Conditions are a legally binding contract between you and OAKS regarding your use of the Service.
Studies have shown that the most effective way to educate is to consider and meet the needs and learning styles of each student. In a subject like math & science that builds on itself, individual attention and support is critical in preventing small gaps from turning into gaping holes that may stifle the understanding of more complex concepts.
However, it is a daunting task for one instructor to single-handedly provide such a personalized learning experience in today’s large and diverse classrooms. With OAKS, educators have the tools and resources to provide each student with the personalized support they need, precisely when they need it, on concepts they need it most.
OAKS is an innovative cloud-based learning program for k-12 segment. OAKS assesses a student’s strengths and weaknesses, algorithmically creates a personalized curriculum targeting that individual’s gaps in learning, and engages students through gamified learning and beautiful graphics. Through its Teacher Dashboard, OAKS provides teachers with data on each student’s progress and highlights where an individual, or the entire class, may be struggling. OAKS flexibility allows schools to use the program in a variety of ways – from core to supplemental, from remediation to enrichment. OAKS mission is to provide the most personalized and engaging learning experience to students around the world – while innovation may be at the heart of a society’s growth, education lies at the heart of innovation.
By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant to us: (i) that you have not previously been suspended or removed from the Service; (ii) that your registration and your use of the Service is in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations; and (iii) that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful, that you use to register for the Service. If you are using the Service on behalf of an entity, organization, or company, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind such organization to these Terms and you agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of such organization.
User Accounts and Registration
To access most features of the Service, you must register for an account. When you register for an account, you may be required to provide us with some information about yourself (such as your e-mail address or other contact information). You agree that the information you provide to us is accurate and that you will keep it accurate and up-to-date at all times. When you register, you will be asked to provide a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure, then you must immediately notify us at email@example.com.
A user may use the demo, free trial subscription to the Service (“Trial Period”), during which only limited services are available to the user. Any Trial Period permitted by OAKS is also subject to these Terms. The Trial Period will be limited to the user, until and unless the payment is made for the complete access.
If you are a school, you may be required to pay fees in order for your teachers and students to access the Service, or to certain features of the Service. Before you are required to pay any fees, you will have an opportunity to review and accept the applicable fees that you will be charged, including any periodic charges. All fees are in indian rupees and are non-refundable. OAKS will either charge the payment method you specify at the time of purchase, or invoice you for your selection. You authorize OAKS to charge all sums described herein to such payment method. Payment of any invoice is due within 30 days after the date of the invoice. OAKS may change the fees for the Service, or the fees for any feature of the Service, at any time, and upon your renewal of your subscription or other subsequent purchase of any service from OAKS, you will be charged the applicable then-current fees. Please contact us for current pricing.
User Content: Generally certain features of the Service may permit users to post content, including messages, photos, images, data, text, and other types of works (collectively, “User Content”) and to publish User Content on the Service. You retain copyright and any other proprietary rights that you may hold in the User Content that you post to the Service.
Limited License Grant to OAKS: By posting or publishing User Content, you grant OAKS a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license (with the right to sublicense) to host, store, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, and distribute your User Content, in whole or in part, in connection with making the Service available to you and other users of the Service. Any such use of your User Content by OAKS may be without any compensation paid to you.
Limited License Grant to Other Users: By posting and sharing User Content with another user of the Service, you hereby grant that user a non-exclusive license to access and use such User Content as permitted by these Terms and the functionality of the Service.
User Content Representations and Warranties: You are solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing User Content. By posting and publishing User Content, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:
You are the creator and owner of, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and to authorize OAKS and users of the Service to use and distribute your User Content as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by you in this Section and in the manner contemplated by OAKS and these Terms; and
Your User Content, and the use thereof as contemplated herein, does not and will not: (i) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; or (ii) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person.
User Content Disclaimer: User Content Disclaimer. We are under no obligation to edit or control User Content that you or other users post or publish, and will not be in any way responsible or liable for User Content. OAKS may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, edit, or block any User Content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable. You understand that when using the Service, you will be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources and acknowledge that User Content may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against OAKS with respect to User Content. We expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Content. If notified by a user or content owner that User Content allegedly does not conform to these Terms, we may investigate the allegation and determine in our sole discretion whether to remove the User Content, which we reserve the right to do at any time and without notice. For clarity, OAKS does not permit copyright-infringing activities on the Service.
Prohibited Conduct: By using the service, you agree not to:
use the Service for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law;
violate, or encourage others to violate, the rights of third parties, including by infringing or misappropriating third-party intellectual property rights;
post, upload, or distribute any User Content or other content that is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, inaccurate, or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, profane, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, or otherwise inappropriate;
interfere with security-related features of the Service, including without limitation by (i) disabling or circumventing features that prevent or limit use or copying of any content, or (ii) reverse engineering or otherwise attempting to discover the source code of the Service or any part thereof except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law;
interfere with the operation of the Service or any user’s enjoyment of the Service, including without limitation by (i) uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code, (ii) making unsolicited offers or advertisements to other users of the Service, (iii) attempting to collect, personal information about users or third parties without their consent; or (iv) interfering with or disrupting any networks, equipment, or servers connected to or used to provide the Service, or violating the regulations, policies, or procedures of such networks, equipment, or servers;
perform any fraudulent activity including impersonating any person or entity, claiming false affiliations, accessing the Service accounts of others without OAKS express permission, or falsifying your age or date of birth;
sell or otherwise transfer the access granted herein or any Materials (as defined in Section 12) or any right or ability to view, access, or use any Materials; or
attempt to do any of the foregoing in this Section 8, or assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described in this Section 8.
Third-Party Services and Linked Websites
OAKS may provide tools through the Service that enable you to export information, including User Content, to third-party services, including through features that allow you to link your account on OAKS with an account on the third-party service, such as Google, Twitter, or Facebook, or through our implementation of third-party buttons (such as “like” or “share” buttons). OAKS may also enable you to integrate (by exporting and importing) certain of your school-related information into your OAKS account through a third-party service provider with which your school has a contractual relationship, such as a provider of a learning management system, student information system, or a digital gradebook. By using these tools, you agree that we may transfer and receive such information to and from the applicable third-party service. Such third-party services are not under our control, and we are not responsible for their use of your exported or imported information. The Service may also contain links to third-party websites. Such linked websites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for their content.
Termination of Use; Discontinuation and Modification of the Service
If you violate any provision of these Terms, your permission to use the Service will terminate automatically and OAKS will not be obligated to refund any fees you have paid. Additionally, OAKS, in its sole discretion may suspend your access to the Service at any time, with or without notice, if it suspects a violation of any provision of these terms. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Service at any time (including, without limitation, by limiting or discontinuing certain features of the Service) without advance notice to you. If OAKS discontinues the Service, OAKS will provide you a pro-rata refund of unused subscription or other fees received by OAKS for your use of the discontinued Service. Otherwise, OAKS will have no liability whatsoever on account of any change to the Service or any suspension or termination of your access to or use of the Service. You may terminate your account at any time by contacting customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you terminate your account, you will remain obligated to pay all outstanding fees, if any, relating to your use of the Service incurred prior to termination.
Modification of these Terms
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change these Terms on a going-forward basis at any time. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. In the event that a change to these Terms materially modifies your rights or obligations, you will be asked to accept such modified terms in order to continue to use the Service. Material modifications will be effective upon your acceptance of such modified Terms. Immaterial modifications are effective upon publication. For the avoidance of doubt, disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved in accordance with these Terms in effect that the time that either OAKS or you receive written notice of the dispute.
Ownership; Proprietary Rights
The Service is owned and operated by OAKS. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, data, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Service (the “Materials”) provided by OAKS are protected by all relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights and applicable laws. All Materials contained in the Service are the property of OAKS or our third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by OAKS, you may not make use of the Materials. OAKS reserves all rights to the Materials not granted expressly in these Terms.
You agree that you will be responsible for your use of the Service, and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless OAKS and its officers, directors, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents (collectively, the “OAKS Entities”) from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to, use of, or alleged use of the Service; (ii) your violation of these Terms or any representation, warranty, or agreements referenced herein, or any applicable law or regulation; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; or (iv) any disputes or issues between you and any third party. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you (and without limiting your indemnification obligations with respect to such matter), and in such case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claim.
Disclaimers; No Warranties
The service and all materials and content available through the service are provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis, without warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied. The OAKS entities specifically (but without limitation) disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, relating to the service and all materials and content available through the service, including but not limited to (i) any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, or non-infringement; and (ii) any warranties arising out of course of dealing, usage, or trade. The OAKS entities do not warrant that the service or any part thereof, or any materials or content offered through the service, will be uninterrupted, secure, or free of errors, viruses, or other harmful components, and do not warrant that any of the foregoing will be corrected.[break]no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the service or any materials or content available on or through the service will create any warranty regarding any of the OAKS entities or the service that is not expressly stated in these terms. You assume all risk for all damages that may result from your use of or access to the service, your dealings with other service users, and any materials or content available through the service. You understand and agree that you use the service and use, access, download, or otherwise obtain materials or content through the service and any associated sites or services at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your property (including your computer system used in connection with the service) or loss of data that results from the use of the service or the download or use of such materials or content. Some jurisdictions may prohibit a disclaimer of warranties and you may have other rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Limitation of Liability
In no event will the OAKS entities be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses) arising out of or relating to your access to or use of, or your inability to access or use, the service or any materials or content on the service, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), statute or any other legal theory, whether or not the OAKS entities have been informed of the possibility of such damage.[break]you agree that except as otherwise set forth in section 19.4(iii), the aggregate liability of the OAKS entities to you for any and all claims arising out of relating to the use of or any inability to use the service (including any materials or content available through the service) or otherwise under these terms, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, is limited to the greater of (i) the amounts you have paid to OAKS for access to and use of the service in the 12 months prior to the claim or (ii) $100. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. Accordingly, the above limitation may not apply to you. Each provision of these terms that provides for a limitation of liability, disclaimer of warranties, or exclusion of damages is to allocate the risks under these terms between the parties. This allocation is an essential element of the basis of the bargain between the parties. Each of these provisions is severable and independent of all other provisions of these terms. The limitations in this section 16 will apply even if any limited remedy fails of its essential purpose.
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of India without regard to conflict of law principles. To the extent that any lawsuit or court proceeding is permitted under this Agreement, you and OAKS agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the high courts and supreme courts located within the country for the purpose of litigating all such disputes. We operate the Service from our offices in Hyderabad, and we make no representation that Materials included in the Service are appropriate or available for use in other locations.
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Generally, in the interest of resolving disputes between you and OAKS in the most expedient and cost effective manner, you and OAKS agree that any and all disputes arising in connection with these Terms shall be resolved by binding confidential arbitration. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. Our agreement to arbitrate disputes includes, but is not limited to all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of these Terms, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether the claims arise during or after the termination of these Terms. You understand and agree that, by entering into these terms, you and OAKS are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.
Exceptions: Exceptions. Notwithstanding Section 19.1, we both agree that nothing herein will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit either of our right to: (i) bring an individual action in small claims court; (ii) pursue enforcement actions through applicable supreme, high, or local agencies where such actions are available; (iii) seek injunctive relief or other provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of law; or (iv) to file suit in a court of law to address intellectual property infringement claims.
Arbitrator: Any arbitration between you and OAKS will be governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the Indian Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by these Terms, and will be administered by the AAA.
Notice process: A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other, by certified mail or registered post (signature required), or in the event that we do not have a physical address on file for you, by electronic mail (“Notice”). OAKS address for Notice is: Plot 81, Amar Jyothi Col, New Bowenpally, Secunderabad - 500011. The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). We agree to use good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if we do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or OAKS may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or OAKS shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any. In the event our dispute is finally resolved through arbitration in your favor, OAKS shall pay you (i) the amount awarded by the arbitrator, if any, (ii) the last written settlement amount offered by OAKS in settlement of the dispute prior to the arbitrator’s award; or (iii) Rs.1,000.00, whichever is greater.
Fees: In the event that you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms, OAKS will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for greater than Rs.10,000, in which case the payment of any fees shall be decided by the AAA Rules. Any arbitration hearings will take place at a location to be agreed upon in Hyderabad, India, provided that if the claim is for Rs10,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted (i) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (ii) through a non-appearance based telephonic hearing; or (iii) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules of your billing address. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In such case, you agree to reimburse OAKS for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.
No Class Actions: You and OAKS agree that each may bring claims against the other only in your or its individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and OAKS agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
Modifications: In the event that OAKS makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to OAKS address for Notice), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to OAKS address for Notice, in which case this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the amendments you reject shall survive.
Consent to Electronic Communications
Contact Information. The Service is offered by OAKS, Sunitha Infovision Ltd., located at Plot 81, Amar Jyothi Col,New bowenpally, Secunderbad -500011. You may contact us by sending correspondence to the foregoing address or by emailing us at email@example.com.