Registration: When you register with EnglishCentral, you will be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information that we may request, all of which will become part of your profile and which you can add to or change from time to time. You will also be asked to select a screen name and password which will serve to identify you as a registered user each time you visit the Site and allow you to access your account. You may not (i) select or use a screen name of another person with intent to impersonate that person, (ii) use a screen name in which another person has rights without authorization from that person, or (iii) use a screen name that EnglishCentral, at its sole discretion, deems offensive. You agree to provide (i) true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form, and (ii) maintain and properly update your profile to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or EnglishCentral has reasonable grounds to suspect that you have, we have the right to suspend or terminate your registration status and deny you future use of the Site and the Services (or any portion thereof).
You must be at least 14 years old to register and to use the Services. The Site and Services are not intended for children under the age of 14.
Use of the Site: This Site and the Services offered are intended for your personal, noncommercial use in accordance with these terms. You agree that you will not (i) copy, display or distribute any part of the Site, in any medium, for any commercial purposes, or (ii) alter or modify any part of the Site other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Site for its intended purpose. You further agree that you will not use any automated devices, such as spiders, robots or data mining techniques to catalog, download, store or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Site, or to manipulate the Site or the Services, or otherwise exceed the limited access granted to you by EnglishCentral.
Personal Profile: By creating a profile and accessing content on the Site that information and your activity on the Site is visible to everyone who visits the Site, registered users and visitors alike, unless you choose to make it invisible. You can enable or disable the invisible mode at any time. However, enabling invisible mode will not affect information that had been previously posted. Any previously posted information may still be visible to other users. EnglishCentral makes every effort to ensure that your profile and posts are displayed based on your privacy preference. However, mistakes can happen. If you believe that your profile or activities are being displayed in a manner that you did not authorize, you can notify us of the error by using the “Contact Us” button on any page of the Site and we will correct the problem promptly. However, you agree that your sole remedy against us if we were to make such a mistake is to require us to change the privacy settings to those that you originally requested.
User Submissions: Some of the content on EnglishCentral is submitted by our users. We encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to interact with EnglishCentral registered users by posting and reading content and participating in online discussions. You acknowledge that by using the Site, you may be exposed to content that you find objectionable, indecent or offensive or which is inaccurate, misleading or incomplete. We are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content, nor do we endorse such content. We do not verify the identity of people using our Site. You use the Site and the content at your own risk.
Usage Policies: All content that you post to EnglishCentral, including videos and other content that you upload, must comply with these Terms. You take sole responsibility for all content that you post on the Site and the consequences of posting that content. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights to upload, post and distribute the content. You agree that you will not upload, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that:
- is threatening, defamatory, abusive, obscene, pornographic, or any material that would give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law;
- could infringe any copyright, trademark, publicity or privacy right or any other intellectual property right of any person or entity unless you have first received permission from the owner of those rights to use the materials;
- contains slurs, hate speech or which attack an individual or group on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sexual preferences;
- constitutes spam;
- is a solicitation or advertisement for any commercial product or activity;
- constitutes behavior that does not support a safe and comfortable environment for all users; or
- contains any materials that encourage inappropriate or unlawful conduct.
We may, at our sole discretion, immediately terminate your access to the Site should your conduct fail to conform with these Terms.
You understand that you are personally responsible for your behavior while on the Site and agree to indemnify and hold EnglishCentral, and its affiliates, business partners, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any loss, damage, liability, cost, or expense of any kind (including attorneys' fees) that we may incur in connection with a third party claim or otherwise, in relation to your use of the Services or access to or use of the Site, or your violation of either these Terms, applicable law, or the rights of any third party.
We have the right to view and monitor any content posted to this Site and we reserve the right, but not the obligation, to monitor, edit or remove any content at any time and without notice if we believe that the content violates these Terms, removal is necessary to protect the rights, property or personal safety of EnglishCentral, its users and the public, if required to do so by law, or if we believe in our sole discretion that doing so will improve our Site and the experience of our users.
If you believe that any postings on the Site violate these Terms, please let us know by clicking on the “Contact Us” link.
Use of your Information: By using the service, recording your voice, and submitting content to the Site, you grant to EnglishCentral, and its successors in business, a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, modify, edit, display, adapt, create derivative works from your recordings or the content, for any commercial purposes, and in any medium now existing or hereinafter developed, without your prior approval or the payment of any compensation.
EnglishCentral Intellectual Property: The Site and, with the exception of material posted by registered users and third party content, all material published on the Site, including, but not limited to text, photographs, video, text, graphics, music, audio, sounds, messages, comments, ratings, and other materials is owned by EnglishCentral or its licensors and is protected by copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights, including under the United States copyright laws. EnglishCentral owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content and a copyright in the Site. All trademarks appearing on this Site (“Marks”) are trademarks of their respective owners, including EnglishCentral and its partners. Users are prohibited from using any Marks without the written permission of EnglishCentral or such third party that may own the Marks.
All content on the Site is provided AS IS for your information and personal use only. You may not copy, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, sell, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part, without EnglishCentral's prior written consent. You may download content for your personal, non-commercial use only as provided in these Terms, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Copying or storing of content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior permission from us or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the content.
Emails from Us: By registering for EnglishCentral, you will receive online communications from EnglishCentral. To unsubscribe from any EnglishCentral email list, simply click on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email and your name will be removed from our emailing list.
Disclaimer of Warranties: YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY DOWNLOADS OR ANY LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM YOU EXPERIENCE FROM USING THE SITE AND SERVICES) IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE SITE AND SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITE OR SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” “WHERE-IS” AND “WHERE AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ENGLISHCENTRAL MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ENGLISHCENTRAL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, CAN MODIFY THE TERMS OF THE DISCLAIMER SET FORTH IN THIS DOCUMENT.
YOUR USE AND BROWSING OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE AND SERVICES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ENGLISHCENTRAL DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS) AS TO THE SITE AND SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND CONTENT) INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITE AND SERVICES.
ALL CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND THIRD PARTY SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR OBTAINED FROM A WEBSITE TO WHICH THE SITE IS LINKED ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY OR ACCURACY.
ENGLISHCENTRAL DOES NOT ENDORSE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE THROUGH USERS OF THE SITE, ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES OR THE CAPABILITIES OR RELIABILITY OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED FROM THE SITE OR A LINKED SITE.
OTHER THAN AS REQUIRED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL ENGLISHCENTRAL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR A LINKED SITE, OR YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED FROM THE SITE OR A LINKED SITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR OBTAINED FROM A LINKED SITE.
Liability Limitation: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ENGLISHCENTRAL OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR ANY THIRD PARTY MAKING CLAIMS THROUGH YOU) FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, PROFITS, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, OR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND TAMPERING WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR TRANSMISSIONS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED USE, PERFORMANCE, OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ENGLISHCENTRAL HAS BEEN ADVISED PREVIOUSLY OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE.
UNLESS LIMITED OR MODIFIED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. ENGLISHCENTRAL'S LICENSORS AND CONTRACTORS ARE INTENDED THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF THESE DISCLAIMERS.
If any part of these warranty disclaimers or limitations of liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then ENGLISHCENTRAL'S aggregate liability for all claims under such circumstances for liabilities shall not exceed fifty dollars ($50).
Termination: We can suspend or terminate you as a registered user and your access to the Site or the Services, in whole or in part, at any time, immediately and without notice if, at EnglishCentral's sole discretion, you fail to comply with any of the Terms.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice:
EnglishCentral has registered an agent with the United States Copyright Office in accordance with the terms of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) (the “Act”) and avails itself of the protections under the Act. We reserve the right to remove any Content on the Site which allegedly infringes another person's copyright. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content posted for any violations of third party rights; however, we respect the copyright interests of others and it is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party's copyright to remain on the Site or the Service. EnglishCentral will terminate a registered user and a registered user’s access to the Site or the Service if, under appropriate circumstances, the registered user is determined to be a repeat infringer.
All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated copyright agent as follows:
ATTN: Legal Dept—Copyright Notice
5 Water St.
Arlington, MA 02476
General: These Terms are the entire agreement between you and EnglishCentral. They supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and EnglishCentral relating to your use of the Site or the Services. If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not impact any other provision of these Terms, all of which will remain in full force and effect. The failure of EnglishCentral to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of EnglishCentral of any breach of these Terms by you, shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by EnglishCentral or be deemed a waiver by EnglishCentral of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms. The rights and remedies of EnglishCentral under these Terms and any other applicable agreement between you and EnglishCentral shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit EnglishCentral's right to exercise any other right or remedy. These Terms are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without regard to any choice of law provisions. You agree that, with the exception of injunctive relief sought by EnglishCentral for any violation of EnglishCentral's proprietary or other rights, any and all disputes relating to these Terms, your use of the Site or the Services shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the then-current rules of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) before an independent arbitrator designated by the AAA. The location of arbitration shall be Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Modification of Terms: We may change the Terms from time to time by updating this posting and changing the Effective Date referenced below. Please visit the Terms area each time you visit the Site to keep up to date with the current terms regarding your use of the Site. Your continued use of the Site constitutes an affirmative acknowledgment by you of the Terms modifications and your agreement to abide and be bound by the Terms as modified.
Effective Date: December 15, 2010