Effective: March 10, 2023
Last Updated: March 2023
WHAT ARE THE PLATFORM AND SERVICES?
The Platform and Services are intended to provide parents and guardians with resources and an opportunity to share experiences related to their child’s health and development. The Platform and Services are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent medical conditions or identify emergencies.
WHAT DOES SLEUTH NOT PROVIDE?
We DO NOT provide medical advice.
By accepting these Terms, You agree and acknowledge that We do not provide professional medical or other clinical advice or services. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SLEUTH IS IN NO WAY PROVIDING ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT TO YOU. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE INFORMATION, PROCESSES, PRODUCTS, AND OTHER ITEMS REFERENCED AS PART OF THE SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED AS A RECOMMENDATION OR ENDORSEMENT OF ANY COURSE OF ACTION, INFORMATION, OR PRODUCT. WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM THE CREATION OF A PROVIDER-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.
THE SERVICES CANNOT AND ARE NOT DESIGNED, INTENDED, OR APPROPRIATE TO REPLACE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS OR TO ADDRESS SERIOUS, EMERGENT, OR LIFE-THREATENING MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SHOULD NOT BE USED IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.
General information available through the Platform and Services about medical conditions, symptomatology, available drugs, treatment options, and other educational articles and videos is provided for general educational purposes only. If at any time you are concerned about your child’s care or treatment, or you believe or suspect or someone else advises you that your child has a serious or life-threatening condition, call 9-1-1 in areas where that service is available, or go to the nearest emergency room.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO USE THE PLATFORM AND SERVICES?
You must register to create an account (“User Account”) and become a registered user to access the App. The registration process begins when You enter Your demographic information, such as Your email address, and a password to create Your User Account on the Platform (“Registration Data”). You may change or correct information in Your account by contacting Sleuth at firstname.lastname@example.org. You agree not to register for a User Account on behalf of an individual other than Yourself unless You are legally authorized to bind such person to these Terms. By registering another person, You hereby represent that You are legally authorized to do so.
By registering for an account and using the Platform and Services, You represent and warrant as follows:
You are at least 18 years old or are otherwise legally qualified to enter into and form contracts under applicable law;
Your Personal is true, accurate, current, and complete;
You will update Your Registration Data as needed to maintain its accuracy;
You are authorized to create a User Account (either for Yourself or another person);
You are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or that is designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and You are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
NOTE: THIS AGREEMENT IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. DO NOT USE THE SERVICES WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES MAY INVOLVE OR REQUIRE THE TRANSMISSION OF SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF DATA. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DATA CHARGES THAT MAY BE CHARGED BY YOUR WIRELESS CARRIER OR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER OR THAT MAY OTHERWISE ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
HOW WILL SLEUTH NOTIFY YOU OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS?
With the exception of the Arbitration Agreement (see “Dispute Resolution” section) included near the end of these Terms, Sleuth reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time without prior notice to You. If We materially change or modify these Terms, We will let You know by posting a notice on the Website and/or the User login page(s) of the App, or by sending You an email.
If You continue to use the Services after we have informed You of the changes, You agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If You do not accept the changes, You should immediately stop using the Services and delete all files associated with the Services on Your computer and/or mobile device.
WHO OWNS THE PLATFORM, SERVICES, AND PERSONAL DATA?
Platform and Services Ownership and Use.
Sleuth owns the Services, including all content and functionality You access through the Services. Subject to Your compliance with these Terms, Sleuth grants You a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable, non-transferable license to use the Services. You acknowledge that Your use of the Services is solely at Your own risk.
THE SERVICES ARE FOR YOUR PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY AND YOU MAY NOT RESELL OR SUBLICENSE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES. You may not use the Platform and/or Services for any other purpose than what is allowed under these Terms without Sleuth’s express written permission.
You may not use Sleuth’s name, trademarks, service marks, or logos, or those of third parties appearing on the Services in any advertising or publicity or to otherwise indicate Sleuth’s or such third party’s sponsorship or affiliation with any product or service without express written permission from Sleuth or such third party.
Personal Data Ownership and Use.
User-Generated Content Ownership and Use.
Excluding Personal Data and Child Health Data, anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Platform or Services is “User-Generated Content.” You are solely responsible for all User-Generated Content You submit through the Platform and/or Services. You represent that all User-Generated Content submitted by You is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. By submitting User-Generated Content through the Platform or Services, you hereby do and shall grant Sleuth a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, truncate, aggregate, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User-Generated Content in connection with the Platform, the Services and our (and our successors’ and assigns’) businesses, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Platform or the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites and feeds), and including after Your termination of Your User Account or Your use of the Services. You also do and shall grant each user of the Platform and/or the Services a non-exclusive, perpetual license to access Your User-Generated Content through the Platform and/or the Services, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User-Generated Content, including after Your termination of Your User Account or Your use of the Services. For clarity, the foregoing license grants to Us and our users do not affect Your other ownership or license rights in Your User-Generated Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to Your User-Generated Content, unless otherwise agreed in writing. You represent and warrant that You have all rights to grant such licenses to Us without infringement or violation of any third-party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
You acknowledge and agree that Sleuth may share Your User-Generated Content to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws, including, without limitation, mandatory reporting laws and regulations. You further acknowledge and agree that Sleuth, in performing required technical steps to provide the Platform and/or the Services, may need to make changes to Your User-Generated Content to conform and adapt the User-Generated Content to the technical requirements of connection networks, devices, services, or media, and the foregoing license includes the right to do so.
WHAT ARE YOU NOT ALLOWED TO DO WITH THE SERVICES?
You may use the Services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. In addition, We impose certain restrictions on Your use of the Services. While using the Services, You shall not:
Provide false, misleading, or inaccurate information to Us or any other user;
Use the Services (i) for any commercial purpose; (ii) for the benefit of any third party; or (iii) in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
Impersonate or attempt to impersonate Us, one of Our employees, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing);
Use or attempt to use any manual process, engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including, without limitation, browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to harvest, monitor, or otherwise collect information from the Services for any use, including, without limitation, use on third-party websites, without Our consent;
Use the Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Services or interfere with any other party's use of the Services, including their ability to use the Services;
Access content or data not intended for You, or log onto a server or account that You are not authorized to access;
Violate any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the U.S. or other countries);
Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services or any associated system or network, or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
Interfere or attempt to interfere with the use or functionality of the Services by any other user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus, trojan horse, worm, logic bomb or other material, which is malicious or technologically harmful, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing";
Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any uploading or posting to, or transmission, display, performance, or distribution by means of, the Services;
Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
Post, upload, publish, submit, or transmit any content that: (i)infringes, misappropriates, or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights, or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii)violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii)is fraudulent, false, misleading, or deceptive; (iv)is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, or offensive; (v)promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment, or harm against any individual or group; (vi)is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii)promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
Exploit, harm, or attempt to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise;
Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Us, You, or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services;
Attempt to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by Us in providing the Services. Any violation of this section may subject You to civil and/or criminal liability;
Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Services, or which, as determined by Us, may harm Us or users of the Services or expose them to liability, or otherwise interfere with or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services; or
Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the above.
Sleuth is not obligated to monitor Your use of the Services, but We may do so to ensure Your compliance with these Terms, and/or to respond to law enforcement or other government agencies if and when We are required to. Sleuth reserves the right to suspend or terminate Your use of the Services without notice to You if You partake in any of the prohibited uses described above.
HOW SHOULD YOU PROTECT YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION?
The Services are designed to require users to assign an email address and create a password to access and use the Services. Your email address and password are, collectively, Your “User Credentials.” You are solely responsible for (i) maintaining the strict confidentiality of Your User Credentials, (ii) not allowing another person to use Your User Credentials to access the Services, and (iii) any and all damages or losses that may be incurred or suffered as a result of any activities that occur under Your User Credentials, regardless of whether You were aware of those activities. You agree to immediately notify Sleuth in writing by email of any unauthorized use of Your User Credentials or any other compromise of the security of Your User Account.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS THAT YOU INCUR AS A RESULT OF SOMEONE ELSE USING YOUR PASSWORD, EITHER WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE. WE ARE NOT AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY HARM ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE THEFT OF YOUR USER CREDENTIALS AND/OR ANY RESULTING ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA, YOUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR USER CREDENTIALS, OR THE USE OF YOUR USER CREDENTIALS BY ANOTHER PERSON OR ENTITY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU WERE AWARE OF SUCH USE.
You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Sleuth and/or its affiliates, officers, directors, and representatives due to someone else’s use of Your User Account or password, regardless of whether You were aware of such use.
HOW DOES SLEUTH PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY?
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND INTERNET ACCESS
You are responsible for obtaining, installing, maintaining, and operating all software, hardware, or other equipment (collectively, “Systems”) necessary for You to access and use the Services. This includes, without limitation, obtaining Internet services, using up-to-date web-browsers and the best commercially available encryption, antivirus, anti-spyware, and internet security software. You are responsible for the data security of the Systems used to access the Services and for the transmission and receipt of information using such Systems. We are not responsible for any errors or problems that arise from the malfunction or failure of the Internet or Your Systems.
THERE ARE ALWAYS CERTAIN SECURITY AND ACCESS AVAILABILITY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH USING OPEN NETWORKS SUCH AS THE INTERNET, AND YOU EXPRESSLY ASSUME SUCH RISKS.
OPTING OUT OF COMMUNICATIONS FROM SLEUTH
We may send communications, including emails, text messages, calls, or push notifications, to You regarding Your User Account and the Services. Standard text messaging charges applied by your cell phone carrier will apply to text messages that We send. You can choose to filter any User Account and Services emails using Your email settings, but we do not provide an option for You to opt out of these communications.
If You consent to receive marketing or other communications not related to Your User Account or the Services via email, We will provide You with the option to opt out of such marketing communications by following the unsubscribe link or by contacting us at email@example.com. If You consent to receive text messages from Us, You may opt out by texting the word “STOP” from the mobile device receiving such communications.
THIRD PARTIES AND THIRD-PARTY SITES
YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, BUSINESS PRACTICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES, APPLICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT (“Third Party Matters”) AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE THIRD PARTY MATTERS.
Any reference in the Services to any product, service, publication, institution, organization of any third-party entity, or individual does not constitute or imply Our endorsement or recommendation.
To the extent any features, aspects, products, or services offered through the Services are provided, in whole or in part, by third parties (“Third-Party Services” as provided by “Third-Party Service Providers”), You may be subject to additional terms and conditions. To the extent applicable, You will receive a notification and have the opportunity to accept such terms and conditions. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THOSE ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE RELATED THIRD-PARTY SERVICES.
YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
In addition to other representations and warranties contained throughout the Terms, You represent and warrant that Your use of the Services will be in accordance with these Terms and all applicable laws, regulations, rules, and Sleuth policies and procedures (to the extent such policies and procedures are communicated to You). Specifically, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO SHARE PERSONAL DATA (INCLUDING CHILD HEALTH DATA) WITH US.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SLEUTH EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. SLEUTH MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. SLEUTH MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR MATERIALS ACCESSED OR PURCHASED THROUGH THE PLATFORM OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES.
NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM SLEUTH OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM, SERVICES, OR MATERIALS, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE IN THESE TERMS.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH THE SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, OTHER USERS OR AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SLEUTH DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SCREENING OR INQUIRY INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ANY USERS OF THE SERVICES, NOR DOES SLEUTH VERIFY OR TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE STATEMENTS OF ANY SUCH USERS OF THE SERVICES. SLEUTH MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SERVICES.
SLEUTH CANNOT ALWAYS FORESEE OR ANTICIPATE TECHNICAL OR OTHER DIFFICULTIES THAT MAY RESULT IN FAILURE TO OBTAIN DATA OR LOSS OF DATA, PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS, OR OTHER SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS. SLEUTH CANNOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, DELETION, NON-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER DATA, COMMUNICATIONS, OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BACKUP ANY INFORMATION YOU ENTER INTO THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES.
Your Responsibility for Loss or Damage.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU WILL NOT HOLD SLEUTH OR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, OR SUPPLIERS, AS APPLICABLE, RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ANY OF YOUR COMPUTERS, MOBILE DEVICES, OR DATA.
Limitation of Liability.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER SLEUTH NOR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR APPLICATIONS, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS, OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT SLEUTH HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED IN MEETING ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES OR THESE TERMS, YOUR ONLY REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF YOU USE THE SERVICES DURING OR IN RELATION TO AN EMERGENT, SERIOUS, OR LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION, SUCH USE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. SLEUTH IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY PERSON FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION INCLUDED AS PART OF THE SERVICES.
BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, SLEUTH’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL, IN NO EVENT, EXCEED $100.00. ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THE USAGE OF THE SERVICES MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN TWO (2) YEARS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF THE EVENT FROM WHICH THE CLAIM AROSE.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS SLEUTH AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, CLAIM, SUIT, DAMAGE, AND EXPENSE (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES AND EXPENSES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES, YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, OR ANY NEGLIGENT OR WRONGFUL CONDUCT BY YOU OR RELATED TO YOUR USER ACCOUNT BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON ACCESSING THE SERVICES THROUGH YOUR USER ACCOUNT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU WERE AWARE OF SUCH USE.
IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”
PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO SLEUTH
We welcome and encourage You to provide feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You may submit Feedback by e-mailing Us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge and agree that if You submit any Feedback to Us, You grant to Us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable license under any and all intellectual property rights that You own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
USER ACCOUNT TERMINATION
If You breach any of these Terms, We may suspend or disable Your User Account or terminate Your access to the Services without prior notice to You. There may be other instances where We may need to terminate Your access to the Services that are not related to any of Your actions or inactions. We reserve the right to terminate Your access to and use of the Services and materials at any time, with or without cause.
If You wish to terminate Your User Account, please contact Sleuth at email@example.com, immediately discontinue Your use of the Services, and delete all files associated with the Services from Your computer or mobile device.
*PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS*
You agree that any dispute between You or Your child and Sleuth arising out of or relating to these Terms will be governed by the dispute resolution procedure outlined below. We want to address Your concerns without needing a formal legal case, so We have included a tiered dispute resolution process. This Dispute Resolution section may be modified by written agreement between You and Sleuth.
Informal Dispute Resolution.
Before filing a claim against Sleuth, You agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Most user concerns can be resolved quickly and to Your satisfaction through email.
In the unlikely event that Our support team is unable to resolve a complaint You may have (or if We have not been able to resolve a dispute with You after attempting to do so informally), including, but not limited to, any alleged breach of these Terms, You agree to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration. Arbitration, which is often less expensive, faster, and less formal than a lawsuit in court, uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award, and may, but do not have to, award legal fees, arbitrator’s fees and costs, and other costs incurred by the party that does not win the dispute. You agree that any dispute will be exclusively, fully, and finally resolved using binding arbitration through the American Health Lawyers Association (“AHLA”).
You and Sleuth agree to employ three (3) arbitrators (the “Panel”), where one arbitrator (1) is selected by You, one (1) arbitrator is selected by Sleuth, and the third (3rd) arbitrator is selected by mutual consent of You and Sleuth. If You and Sleuth cannot agree upon the third arbitrator, the first two (2) arbitrators chosen shall select the third arbitrator. The selection decision shall be binding.
The arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online, and/or be solely based on written submissions—the specific manner to be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties. Any judgment on the award rendered by the Panel may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Any claim or dispute arising under these Terms must be initiated by arbitration within two (2) years from its accrual date. Any claim or dispute initiated two (2) years or longer from its accrual date shall be time-barred and dismissed.
Cost of Arbitration.
You and Sleuth shall each pay 50% of all mediator and/or arbitrator costs, expenses, and fees incurred in connection with mediating and/or arbitrating under these Terms.
Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate.
Sleuth may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Services or infringement of intellectual property rights (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or patent rights) without first engaging in the informal dispute-resolution process described above.
YOU MAY ONLY RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH SLEUTH ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND MAY NOT BRING A CLAIM AS A PLAINTIFF OR A CLASS MEMBER IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. CLASS ARBITRATIONS, CLASS ACTIONS, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS, AND CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER ARBITRATIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED UNDER THESE TERMS.
Opt Out of Alternative Dispute Resolution Process.
Notwithstanding the above, You can decline or “opt out” of the alternative dispute resolution process described above by emailing Sleuth at email@example.com within 30 days of first accepting these Terms and stating that You (first and last name) decline this dispute resolution process. Your notice must include Your name and address, Your Sleuth username (if any), the email address You used to register for Your User Account (if any), and an unequivocal statement that You want to opt out of the alternative dispute resolution process.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, BY NOT OPTING OUT OF THE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS DESCRIBED, YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL TO WHICH YOU OR YOUR CHILD MAY OTHERWISE BE ENTITLED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACTION OR LITIGATION IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS.
If You opt out of the dispute resolution process described in this section, or if any matter is otherwise determined not to be subject to such dispute resolution process, You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any state or federal court located in Manhattan, New York in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to these Terms. You agree that any and all claims and matters arising out of these Terms, unless subject to the dispute resolution process described above, may be heard and determined in any such court, and You hereby waive any right to object to such filing on grounds of improper venue, forum non-conveniens, or other venue-related grounds, unless such objection asserts that the claim or matter in dispute is subject to determination through the dispute resolution process described above.
GENERAL CONTRACT TERMS
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to its conflict of laws provisions.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Sleuth’s prior written consent. Any attempt by You to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Sleuth may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications permitted or required under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be in writing and given: (i) by Sleuth via email (in each case to the address that You provide); and/or (ii) by posting to the Platform. For notices made by email, the notice will be effective as of the date the notice is first transmitted. You agree that any notice received from Sleuth electronically satisfies any legal requirement that such notice be in writing. YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE WITH SLEUTH IS ACCURATE AND CURRENT, AND NOTICE TO YOU SHALL BE DEEMED EFFECTIVE UPON THE SENDING OF AN EMAIL TO THE ADDRESS WE HAVE ON FILE.
You shall give any notice to Sleuth by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Notice to Sleuth shall be effective upon receipt of notice by Sleuth.
No Inadvertent Waiver.
The failure of Sleuth to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Sleuth.
If any provision of these Terms is determined to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms remain in full force, provided that the essential terms and conditions remain valid, binding, and enforceable and the economic and legal substance of the transactions contemplated by these Terms are materially preserved.
Intellectual Property Rights.
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all intellectual property rights or similar proprietary rights, including (i) patent rights and utility models, (ii) copyrights and database rights, (iii) trademarks, trade names, domain names and trade dress and the goodwill associated therewith, (iv) trade secrets, (v) mask works, and (vi) industrial design rights; in each case, including any registrations of, applications to register, and renewals and extensions of, any of the foregoing in any jurisdiction in the world.
As between You and Us, all right, title, and interest, including all Intellectual Property Rights, in the Services, any related materials, logos, products, and documentation, and any other property or materials furnished or made available hereunder, and all modifications and enhancements thereof, belong to and are retained solely by Sleuth or its licensors, vendors, and affiliates, as applicable. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by Us. Any use of the Services not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.
Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If, for any reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
Please feel free to contact Us if You have any questions about these Terms and/or any other documents referenced in these Terms. You may contact Us at email@example.com, or at our mailing address:
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