GROWNUP TERMS OF SERVICE

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR WEBSITES OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS THAT LINK TO OR PROVIDE THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE OUR WEBSITES OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS.

These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to, and use of, the website available at https://grownup.plus/ and associated mobile application for the grownUp services (collectively, the "Services") that are owned or operated by grownUp ("we", or "us"). These Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with grownUp for products, services or otherwise. If you are using the Services on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms on such entity's behalf, and that such entity agrees to be responsible to grownUp if you violate these Terms.

grownUp reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time and in our sole discretion. If grownUp makes any changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of such changes, such as by updating the "Last Updated" date at the top of these Terms. Your continued use of the Services will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms. We encourage you to frequently review our Terms to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your access to and use of the Services. If you do not agree to any amended Terms, you must immediately stop using the Services.

grownUp reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time and in our sole discretion. If grownUp makes any changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of such changes, such as by updating the "Last Updated" date at the top of these Terms. Your continued use of the Services will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms. We encourage you to frequently review our Terms to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your access to and use of the Services. If you do not agree to any amended Terms, you must immediately stop using the Services.

  1. Privacy
  2. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information about how grownUp collects, uses and discloses information about visitors to the Services. By accessing and using the Services, you agree to the processing and transfer of information in and to the United States and other countries, where you may not have the same rights as you do under local law.

  3. Eligibility, Account, and Communication Preferences
  4. The Services are not targeted towards, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 18. By accessing or using the Services, you represent and warrant that you (a) are 18 years of age or older; (b) have not been previously suspended or terminated from the Services; and (c) have full power and authority to enter into this agreement and that, in doing so, you will not violate any other agreements to which you are a party.

    In order to access and use certain areas or features of the Services (such as to access the grownUp mentor and mentee matching features), you may be required to register for an online account. When registering for an account, you must agree to these terms and conditions or you will not be able to use the Services. You must not create an account name that incorporates a trademark without authorization from the trademark owner. We reserve the right to reclaim account names, or to take other reasonable action as necessary, on behalf of any business or individual that holds legal claim, including trademark rights, in a name.

    In consideration of your use of the Services, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete account information; (b) maintain and promptly update your account information; (c) maintain the security of your password and accept all risks of unauthorized access to your account and the information you provide to grownUp and others; and (d) promptly notify grownUp if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches related to the Services.

    By providing us with your contact information, you also consent to receive electronic communications from grownUp (e.g., via email or by posting notices to the Services). These communications may include information about the communications you send us and are part of your relationship with us. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including, but not limited to, that such communications be in writing. You should maintain copies of electronic communications from us by printing a paper copy or saving an electronic copy.

  5. Copyright and Limited License
  6. Unless otherwise indicated on the Services or by grownUp the Services and all content and other materials therein, including, without limitation, all logos and designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of grownUp or our affiliates, licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

    grownUp grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Services and Site Materials; however, such license is subject to these Terms and, except as permitted under applicable law, does not include (a) any resale or commercial use of the Services or Site Materials without our express written consent; (b) distributing, publicly performing or publicly displaying any Site Materials; (c) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Services or Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (d) using any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (e) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Services, Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Services; and (f) using the Services or Site Materials other than for their intended purposes. Any use of the Services or Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use also may violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein or otherwise by grownUp, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.

    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, the Services and Site Materials may include software components provided by grownUp or a third party that are subject to separate license terms, in which case those license terms will govern such software components.

  7. Copyright Infringement - Notice and Take-Down Policy
  8. grownUp values intellectual property and respects the intellectual property rights of others, and will remove materials on the Services that have been alleged to infringe the copyrights of others. If you believe that your copyrighted material has been infringed by material contained on the Services, then you may notify contact@grownup.plus .

    If you believe that anything on the Services infringes any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with contact@grownup.plus.

  9. Trademarks
  10. "grownUp" and any other product or service names, logos or slogans that may appear on the Services are trademarks of grownUp or our affiliates, licensors in the United States and in other countries, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of grownUp or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or other "hidden text" utilizing "grownUp" or any other name, trademark, or product or service name of grownUp without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Services, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, are the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of grownUp and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product or service names, logos or slogans mentioned on the Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by grownUp.

  11. Hyperlinks
  12. grownUp grants you a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Services for non-commercial purposes; provided, that such link does not portray grownUp or any of our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner; provided further, that the linking site does not contain any adult only or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use any of our licensors’ logos or other proprietary graphics to link to the Services without our express written permission. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information of grownUp or our affiliates, licensors, including the images found at the Services, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Services without our express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of grownUp or any third party.

    grownUp makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Services, or websites linking to the Services. Such sites are not under the control of grownUp, and grownUp is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. grownUp provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by grownUp of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Services, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering and protection practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Services.

  13. Third-Party Content
  14. grownUp may provide third-party content on the Services and may provide links to web pages and content of third parties (collectively, "Third-Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. grownUp does not control, endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third-Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, grownUp is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third- Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third-Party Content.

  15. Third-Party Products, Services and Promotions
  16. grownUp may display promotions from third parties on the Services or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Services. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. grownUp is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of third-party information on the Services.

  17. Promotions; Sweepstakes and Contests
  18. grownUp or certain third parties may elect to conduct certain promotions, sweepstakes or contests (collectively, “Promotions”) on the Services. Each such Promotion may have specific rules and regulations which will be made available to users and which shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference. By participating in any Promotion, you are deemed to have accepted the rules and regulations for that Promotion, and to have agreed to abide and be bound by them.

  19. User Content and User Conduct
  20. The Services include interactive features and areas that allow users to create, post, transmit or store content, including but not limited to text, music, sound, photos, videos, graphics, code, items and other materials (collectively, "User Content"). You understand that User Content you provide may be viewable by others. You agree that you are solely responsible for your User Content and for your use of such interactive areas, and that you use them at your own risk.

    By using the interactive areas of the Services, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Services any of the following:

    • User Content that is untruthful, unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
    • User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
    • User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content;
    • User Content that contains or depicts any statements, remarks or claims that do not reflect your honest views and experiences;
    • User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
    • User Content that references or depicts brands, products or services to which you have a material connection (such as if you are an employee, paid blogger or recipient of free products or services) but that does not contain a clear disclosure of your material connection to such brands, products or services;
    • Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
    • Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
    • Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; or
    • User Content that, in the sole judgment of grownUp, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose grownUp or our users to any harm or liability of any type.

    You further agree that you will not violate any law, contract, intellectual property or other third-party right or commit a tort, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct while on the Services. You agree that you will abide by these Terms and will not:

    • Use the Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Services, or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Services in any manner;
    • Create an account using a false identity, inaccurate profile details, motive other than to participate as a positive and contributing member of the grownUp community, or other such signs of a fake account.
    • Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, spam, junk mail, chain letters or pyramid schemes, or harvest or collect the email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Services for the purpose of sending spam or other commercial messages;
    • Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Services or to extract data;
    • Reverse engineer any aspect of the Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Services (except as otherwise expressly permitted by law);
    • Use or attempt to use another user's account without authorization from such user and grownUp;
    • Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ, or attempt to access any service or area of the Services that you are not authorized to access;
    • Falsely indicate that you have a relationship with us or that we have endorsed you or any products or services for any purpose;
    • Engage in any harassing, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
    • Develop any third-party applications that interact with User Content and the Services without our prior written consent; and
    • Use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates these Terms.

    grownUp is not responsible or liable for the conduct of, or your interactions with, any users of the Services (whether online or offline), nor is grownUp responsible or liable for any associated loss, damage, injury or harm. Enforcement of these Terms is solely in grownUp's discretion, and the absence of enforcement of these Terms in some instances does not constitute a waiver of grownUp's right to enforce these Terms in other instances. At the same time, grownUp encourages you to report User Content that violates these Terms by contacting us as atcontact@grownup.plus .:

    In addition, these Terms do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation or promise that the Services will not contain any content that is prohibited by these Terms. As a provider of interactive services, grownUp is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by our users through the interactive area of the Services. Although grownUp has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any User Content, grownUp reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Services at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Services at your sole cost and expense.

  21. Rights in User Content
  22. You retain all ownership rights in the User Content you submit to grownUp. By submitting User Content, you grant grownUp a nonexclusive, royalty-free, transferable, worldwide and fully sublicensable right to use, store, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content for the purposes of operating and developing the Services and for other commercial purposes, including to market and promote grownUp.

    By posting User Content to the Services, you represent and warrant that (a) such User Content is non- confidential; (b) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have all necessary rights to post such User Content to the Services; (c) the User Content is accurate and not misleading or harmful in any manner; and (d) the User Content, and your use and posting thereof, does not and will not violate these Terms or any applicable law, rule or regulation.

  23. Feedback
  24. You may submit questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information or materials about grownUp and the Services (collectively, "Feedback"). Feedback, whether submitted through the Services or otherwise, is non-confidential and shall become the sole property of grownUp. grownUp shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, in and to such Feedback and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of this Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

  25. Indemnification
  26. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless grownUp and our affiliates, partners, independent contractors, service providers and consultants and our respective directors, officers, employees and agents (individually and collectively, the "grownUp Parties"), from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to: (a) your use of the Services; (b) any Feedback you provide; (c) your violation of these Terms; and (d) your violation of the rights of another.

  27. Disclaimers
  28. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICES AND SITE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY grownUp. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, grownUp DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SERVICES AND SITE MATERIALS. grownUp DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR SITE MATERIALS ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE.

    WHILE grownUp ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES SAFE, grownUp CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR OUR SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.

    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED TERMS IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, grownUp DOES NOT WARRANT, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR (A) THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, SECURITY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SERVICE OR ANY grownUp MATERIAL; (B) ANY HARM TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR ANY grownUp MATERIAL; (C) THE DELETION OF, OR THE FAILURE TO STORE OR TO TRANSMIT, ANY COMMUNICATIONS MAINTAINED BY THE SERVICE; (D) WHETHER THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; AND (E) THE CONTENT AND NATURE OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE YOU RECEIVE FROM MENTORS VIA THE SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED IN THE COURSE OF USING THE SERVICES FROM grownUp AND/OR ITS MENTORS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM grownUp OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE IN THESE TERMS.

    THE CONTENT AND/OR INFORMATION PROVIDED VIA THE SERVICES AND OUR MENTORS DO NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS THERAPY OR AS MEDICAL ADVICE, MEDICAL OPINIONS OR MEDICAL SERVICES, AND THERE IS NO DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP OR THERAPIST-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN grownUp AND YOU OR OUR MENTORS AND YOU. NEITHER grownUp NOR OUR MENTORS PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICES OR RENDER MEDICAL ADVICE TO YOU. THE SERVICES ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OR THERAPIST, AND THE INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR FROM OUR MENTORS SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON WHEN MAKING MEDICAL DECISIONS, OR TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT A MEDICAL OR HEALTH CONDITION. grownUp AND ITS MENTORS DO NOT DIAGNOSE OR IDENTIFY ILLNESSES OR CONDITIONS, AND NO STATEMENT FROM grownUp OR ITS MENTORS SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS A DIAGNOSIS OR AS CONFIRMATION THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY PARTICULAR MEDICAL CONDITION. IF YOU REQUIRE MEDICAL ADVICE, MEDICAL SERVICES, OR THERAPY, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL DIRECTLY AND NOT THROUGH grownUp.

  29. Limitation of Liability
  30. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL grownUp OR THE grownUp PARTIES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR SITE MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM grownUp OR THE grownUp PARTIES, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO RECORDS OF grownUp AND THE grownUp PARTIES,PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. EXCEPT FOR LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF grownUp AND THE grownUp PARTIES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR SITE MATERIALS EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100).

  31. No Export
  32. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export any software from or related to the Services (“Software”) or any content contained therein, except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Software or any content was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Software and the content contained therein may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries, or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person's List or Entity List. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list.

  33. Governing Law and Venue
  34. These Terms and your access to and use of the Services shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law rules or principles (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any Dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in United States small claims court, shall be resolved in the state or federal courts located in New York, New York.

  35. Modifications to the Services
  36. grownUp reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services or any content, features or portions thereof at any time without prior notice and without obligation or liability to you. You agree that grownUp will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services or any part thereof.

  37. Termination
  38. Notwithstanding any of these Terms, grownUp reserves the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your right to use the Services, or any portion of thereof, and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services or any portion thereof.

  39. Severability
  40. If any term, clause or provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that term, clause or provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.