The Heterodox Academy (referred to as “Heterodox Academy”, “Company,” “us” or “we”), provides the https://heterodoxacademy.org website (the “Site”) as well as related products and service we may offer to you (collectively referred to as the “Service”) subject to your compliance with the following Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”), as well as any other written agreement(s) between us and you.
We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time with or without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to periodically review this Service and these Terms. Your continued use of this Service after such modifications will constitute acknowledgement and acceptance of the modified Terms.
As used in these Terms, references to our “Affiliates” include our owners, licensees, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, suppliers, partners, sponsors, advertisers, and includes (without limitation) all parties involved in creating, producing, and/or delivering this Service and/or other services.
BY USING THIS SERVICE AND SERVICE ON THIS SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE THESE TERMS, PLEASE EXIT THE SERVICE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS SERVICE, PRODUCTS, SERVICE OR SERVICE AVAILABLE ON THIS SERVICE, OR THESE TERMS IS TO CEASE USING THE SERVICE AND/OR THOSE PARTICULAR PRODUCTS, SERVICE OR SERVICE.
No Guarantee. Although Heterodox Academy works hard to provide quality Service, you understand and acknowledge that we cannot promise or guarantee specific results from using the Service or Service available on this Service.
Temporary Interruptions. You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the Service may occur as normal events that are out of our control. You also understand and agree that we have may have no control over certain Affiliates that we may use to provide you with Service. You agree that the Service available on this Service are provided “AS IS” and that we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
Conduct Guidelines: Your use of the Service, is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for any comments or posts you leave on the Service. By posting information on the Service, or by otherwise using any communications service, message board, newsgroup, or other interactive service available on the Service, you agree that you will not post comments, messages, links, code or other information that:
i. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, invasive of another’s privacy, or includes graphic descriptions of sexual or violent content;
1i. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
1ii. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
1v. consists of unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spam”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
1. contains any form of malicious code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functionality of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or otherwise causes damage, or allows you to obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party;
1i. breaches the security of, compromises or otherwise allows access to secured, protected or inaccessible areas of this Service, or attempts to gain access to other network or server via your account on this Service;
1ii. impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.
No Endorsement. Heterodox Academy neither endorses nor assumes any liability for any material uploaded or submitted by users on any part of the Service. Although we do not pre-screen, police or monitor comments posted on the Service, we and our agents reserve the right to remove any and all postings that we feel do not comply with these Terms and any other rules of user conduct for our Service, or are otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such postings.
Affiliate Services and Information. This Service may redirect or link to other services, or may otherwise include references to information, products or services made available by Affiliates. While we make every effort to work with trusted, reputable providers, from time to time such Services may contain information, material or policies that some may find inappropriate or personally objectionable. You understand that we are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, decency or legality of content hosted by Affiliates, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any references made on those services. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement of, or association with the Service or party by us, or any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
Promotions. From time to time, this Service may include advertisements offered by third parties. You may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of the advertisers showing their products on this Service. Any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services by those third parties, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated therewith, are solely between you and the advertiser. We assume no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.
Content. For purposes of these Terms, “content” is defined as any information, communications, software, published works, photos, video, graphics, music, sounds, or other material on our Service and is owned by Heterodox Academy or its Affiliates.
Ownership of Content. By accepting these Terms, you agree that all content presented to you on this Service is protected by any and all intellectual property and/or other proprietary rights available within the United States, and is the sole property of Heterodox Academy or its Affiliates.
No warranty for Third-Party Infringement. Neither we or our Affiliates warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this Service will not infringe the rights of third parties.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. In instances where we are notified of alleged infringing Company-or User Content through our Designated Agent, a decision may be made to remove access or disable access to such materials, in compliance with the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c). We may also make a good faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter-notification.
If you believe that you or someone else’s copyright has been infringed by Company-or User Content provided on this Service, you (or the owner or rights holder, collectively, “Rights Holder”) should send notification to our Designated Agent immediately. Prior to sending us notice, the Rights Holder may wish to consult a lawyer to determine their rights and legal obligations under the DMCA and any other applicable laws. Nothing here or anywhere on this Service is intended as a substitute for qualified legal advice. To file a Notice of Infringing Material, we ask that the Rights Holder provide the following information:
1. Reasonably sufficient details about the nature of the copyrighted work in question, or, in the case of multiple alleged infringements, a representative list of such works. This should include, title(s), author(s), any U.S. Copyright Registration number(s), URL(s) etc.;
2. Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify and locate the material that is allegedly infringing the Rights Holders’ work(s) (for example, file name or URL of the page(s) that contain(s) the material);
3. The Rights Holder’s contact information so that we can contact them (including for example, the Rights Holder’s address, telephone number, and email address);
4. A statement that the Rights Holder has a good faith belief that the use of the material identified above in 2 is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that the Rights Holder is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; and
6. The Rights Holder’s electronic signature.
Notice may be sent to:
DMCA Agent, Heterodox Academy
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counter-Notification If material that you have posted to our Service has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:
1. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
2. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
3. Your name, address and telephone number;
4. A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of federal district court in the judicial district in which your address is located, or for the federal district court in the Western Michigan District, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification in compliance with section 512 (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, or an agent of such person.
5. Your physical or electronic signature.
Notice may be sent to:
DMCA Agent, Heterodox Academy
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
By e-mail: email@example.com
You also acknowledge and agree that upon receipt of a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, we may temporarily or permanently remove the identified materials from our Service without liability to you or any other party.
ALL CONTENT AND SERVICE ON THIS SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE CONTENT OR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) THE CONTENT, SERVICE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE CONTENT OR SERVICE OFFERED WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE FROM US OR OUR AFFILIATES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR BE FREE FROM MISTAKES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS.
THIS SERVICE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE CONTENT AND SERVICE AT THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING THE PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICE LISTED HEREIN, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE CONTENT OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT THIS SERVICE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND WE MAKE NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH CONTENT OR PRODUCTS.
THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY PRODUCTS OR CONTENT THROUGH THIS SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, YOU MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS, AFFILIATES AND VENDORS. YOU AKNOWLWEDGE THAT ALL TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PURCHASE TERMS, PAYMENT TERMS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES RELATED TO SUCH TRANSACTIONS ARE AGREED TO SOLELY BETWEEN THE SELLER OF SUCH MERCHANDISE AND YOU.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY TRANSACTIONS EXECUTED THROUGH A THIRD PARTY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SERVICE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH TRANSACTIONS ARE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SERVICE OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SERVICE FROM A THIRD PARTY IS PROVIDED SOLELY BY SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND NOT BY US OR ANY OTHER OF OUR AFFILIATES.
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. PLEASE CONSULT THE LAWS IN YOUR JURISDICTION.
YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY, IF ANY, FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID IN THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE ACT GVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFIT LOSS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SERVICE OR OF ANY WEBSERVICE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THIS SERVICE.
FURTHER, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THIRD PARTY PROMISES REGARDING OUR SERVICE OR CONTENT OR FOR ASSISTANCE IN CONDUCTING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH THE THIRD PARTY THROUGH THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE PROCESSING OF ORDERS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. PLEASE CONSULT THE LAWS IN YOUR JURISDICTION.
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD US AND OUR AFFILIATES HARMLESS FROM ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, AND EXPENSES INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES THAT MAY ARISE FROM YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE SERVICE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENS AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU, IN WHICH YOU WILL COOPERATE WITH US ASSERTING ANY AVAILABLE DEFENSE.
Grounds for Termination. You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for barring your access to this Service, and reporting you to the proper authorities, if necessary.
No Right to Service Upon Termination. Upon termination and regardless of the reason(s) motivating such termination, your right to use the Service available on this Service will immediately cease. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims for damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection therewith.
International Use. Although this Service may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this Service are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. Those who choose to access this Service from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk. If you choose to access this Service from outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with local laws in your jurisdiction, including but not limited to, the taxation of products purchased over the Internet. Any offer for any product, Service, and/or information made in connection with this Service is void where prohibited.
Governing Law. This agreement is governed by the statutes and laws of the New York, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts residing in the city of New York with respect to such matters controlled by that court.
Notices. All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. Notices to us must be sent to the attention of Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org if by email, or to our address at 428 Broadway, 4th Floor New York, NY 10013, if by conventional mail. You agree to allow us to submit notices to you either through the email address provided, or to the address we have on record. Any notices or communication under these Terms will be deemed delivered to the party receiving such communication (1) on the delivery date if delivered personally to the party; (2) two business days after deposit with a commercial overnight carrier, with written verification of receipt; (3) five business days after the mailing date, if sent by U.S. mail, return receipt requested; (4) on the delivery date if transmitted by confirmed facsimile; or (5) on the delivery date if transmitted by confirmed email.
No Resale Right. You agree not to sell, resell, reproduce, duplicate, distribute, copy or use for any commercial purposes any portion of this Service, or use of or access to this Service or Service provided through this Service, beyond the limited rights granted to you under Section 5 of these Terms.
Force Majeure. In addition to any excuse provided by applicable law, we shall be excused from liability for non-delivery or delay in delivery of products and Service available through our Service arising from any event beyond our reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable by either party, including but not limited to: labor disturbance, war, fire, accident, adverse weather, inability to secure transportation, governmental act or regulation, and other causes or events beyond our reasonable control, whether or not similar to those which are enumerated above.
Savings Clause. If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
No Waiver. Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms or related rights shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
Entire Agreement. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings of the parties with respect thereto. These Terms may NOT be altered, supplemented, or amended by the use of any other document(s). To the extent that anything in or associated with this Service is in conflict or inconsistent with these Terms, these Terms shall take precedence.