SkillNet Terms of Use

AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SKILLNET

Last Updated Date: May 15, 2014

PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (THE “TERMS”) CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES OF SKILLNET, INC. (“SKILLNET”) WITH LINKS TO THIS AGREEMENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “WEBSITE”) IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING USING THE SERVICES ENABLED VIA THE WEBSITE (THE “SERVICES”) BY SKILLNET OR USERS OF THE SITE (“USERS”), CLICKING THE “I ACCEPT” CHECK BOX, OR MERELY BROWSING THE WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. IF YOU ARE AN ADMINISTRATOR (AS DEFINED BELOW) YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THE TERMS PERSONALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE ENTITY OR ORGANIZATION THAT EMPLOYS YOU, AND TO BIND THAT ENTITY TO THE TERMS, AND AGREE THAT THE TERM “YOU” ALSO REFERS TO SUCH ENTITY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES.

The Services consists of a skill development system that entities (“Entities”) may subscribe to and provide to their teachers, trainers, or instructors and students or learners. SkillNet provides Entities with an administrator account that enables a designated Entity employee (“Administrator”) to manage the Services and manage Student and Instructor access to the Services. “User” means any user of the Service, including Administrators, Students, and Instructors. If you are an Administrator accessing the Service pursuant to a separate agreement (“Entity Agreement”) between your Entity and SkillNet, the terms of your Entity Agreement applies to your use of the Service to the extent that the Entity Agreement conflicts with the Terms (including any changes to the Terms).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY SKILLNET IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME. When changes are made, SkillNet will make a new copy of the Terms available at the Website. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms. If we make any material changes, and you have registered to use the Services, we will also send an e-mail to you at the last e-mail address you provided to us pursuant to the Terms. Any changes to the Terms will be effective immediately for new Users of the Website or Services and will be effective thirty (30) days after posting of notice of such changes on the Website for existing User. SkillNet may require you to provide consent to the updated Terms in a specified manner before further use of the Website or the Services is permitted. If you do not agree to any change(s) after receiving a notice of such change(s), you shall stop using the Website and/or the Services. Otherwise, your continued use of the Website and/or Services constitutes your acceptance of such change(s). PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK THE WEBSITE TO VIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS.

USE OF THE SERVICES AND SKILLNET PROPERTIES.

The Website, the Services, and the information and content (“Content”) made available by SkillNet on the Website and in the Services (collectively, the “SkillNet Properties”) are protected by copyright laws throughout the world. Subject to the Terms, SkillNet grants you a limited license to reproduce portions of the SkillNet Properties for the sole purpose of using the Services for your personal purposes or, in the event you are an Administrator or Instructor User, your Entity’s educational or business purposes.

Application License. SkillNet also provides a mobile application (the “Application”) for use with the Services. Your use of the Application is governed by the End User License Agreement that accompanies the Application in the marketplace where you download it.

Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in the Terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit the SkillNet Properties, (b) you shall not use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other SkillNet Properties; (c) you shall not use any metatags or other “hidden text” using SkillNet’s name or trademarks; (d) you shall not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the SkillNet Properties except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law; (e) you shall not use any manual or automated software, devices, or other processes (including but not limited to spiders, robots, scrapers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools, or the like) to “scrape” or download data from any web pages contained in the Website; (f) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the SkillNet Properties may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means; and (g) you shall not remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in the SkillNet Properties. Any future release, update or other addition to the SkillNet Properties shall be subject to the Terms. SkillNet, its suppliers and service providers reserve all rights not granted in the Terms. Any unauthorized use of the SkillNet Properties terminates the licenses granted by SkillNet pursuant to the Terms.

REGISTRATION.

In order to access certain features of the SkillNet Properties you must have an account (“Account”). Certain features are only available to Administrator and/or Instructor Accounts.

Entity Administrator Accounts. This Subsection applies to Administrators. As soon as reasonably practical following your payment of any applicable fees required by your Entity Agreement, SkillNet will provide you with access to an Administrator Account, provided that you (1) provide any necessary information about you and/or your Entity when registering the Account (“Registration Data”) and (2) accept the Terms. Using your Administrator Account, you may create individual Student and Instructor Accounts by submitting the applicable Student or Instructor Account details on the Service. Your Entity will be responsible for any activities, including any violation of the Terms, that occur under Student and Instructor Accounts created using your Administrator Account.

Instructor and Student Accounts. This Subsection applies to Instructors and Students. To create an Account, you must (1) be provided with access to an account by an Administrator, (2) provide us with any Registration Data requested in the registration form, and (3) accept the Terms.

Registration Data. In registering for the Services, you agree to (1) provide true, current, and complete Registration Data; and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, current, and complete. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You may not share your Account or password with anyone, and you agree to notify SkillNet immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security. You agree not to create or access an Account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself. You agree that you shall not have more than one Account at any given time. You agree not to create an Account or use the SkillNet Properties if you have been previously removed by SkillNet, or if you have been previously banned from any of the SkillNet Properties.

Necessary Equipment and Software. You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the SkillNet Properties, including but not limited to, a device that is suitable to connect with and use the Application. You are solely responsible for any fees, including Internet connection or mobile fees, that you incur when accessing the SkillNet Properties.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTENT.

Types of Content. You acknowledge that all Content, including the SkillNet Properties, is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not SkillNet, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available (“Make Available”) through the SkillNet Properties (“Your Content”), and other Users of the SkillNet Properties, and not SkillNet, are similarly responsible for all Content they Make Available through the SkillNet Properties (“User Content”).

No Obligation to Pre-Screen Content. You acknowledge that SkillNet has no obligation to pre-screen Content (including, but not limited to, Your Content and User Content), although SkillNet reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any Content that (1) violates any law or regulation, (2) violates these Terms, and/or (3) otherwise creates liability for SkillNet. By entering into the Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the transmission of Your Content, including without limitation chat, text, or voice communications.

Storage. Unless expressly agreed to by SkillNet in writing elsewhere, SkillNet has no obligation to store any of Your Content that you Make Available on the SkillNet Properties. SkillNet has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or accuracy of any Content, including Your Content; the failure to store, transmit or receive transmission of Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of the SkillNet Properties.

OWNERSHIP.

SkillNet Properties. Except with respect to Your Content and User Content, you agree that SkillNet and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the SkillNet Properties. SkillNet’s name and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with the SkillNet Properties are the trademarks of SkillNet and may not be used without permission in connection with any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the SkillNet Properties are the property of their respective owners.

Your Content. Except with respect to Your Content, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any Content that appears on or in the SkillNet Properties. SkillNet does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, you grant SkillNet a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display, Your Content (in whole or in part) for the purposes of operating and providing the SkillNet Properties to you and to your other Users. When you as a User post or publish Your Content on or in the SkillNet Properties, you represent that you have the authority to grant the aforementioned license to SkillNet. Please remember that other Users may search for, see, use, modify, and reproduce any of Your Content that you submit to any “public” area of the SkillNet Properties. You warrant that the holder of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, in Your Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above.

Your Account. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, by submitting Your Content to any forums, comments or any other area on or in the SkillNet Properties, you hereby expressly permit SkillNet to identify you by your username as the contributor of Your Content in any publication in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed in connection with Your Content.

User Code of Conduct. As a condition of use, you agree not to use the SkillNet Properties for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms or by applicable law. Do not post, or permit others to post, content on the SkillNet Properties or on your profile that (i) encourages illegal activities, is fraudulent, or is unlawful; (ii) insults, defames, harasses, or threatens others; (iii) violates the copyright or intellectual property or privacy rights of others; (iv) contains obscene material (unless such material is made available for educational purposes); (v) harms or impersonates others; (vi) advertises or sells a product or service. Do not reproduce content from your course or other students unless allowed by the express copyright terms laid out by the instructor (e.g. Creative Commons). Do not share the solutions to assignments with others unless this is encouraged by the instructor. Do not submit the work of others as your own work. Respect the privacy of other students and instructors. Respect the diversity of opinions and cultures that will be present in your course. Do not attempt or engage in, any potentially harmful acts that are directed against the SkillNet Properties, including but not limited to violating or attempting to violate any security features of the SkillNet Properties, introducing viruses, worms, or similar harmful code into the SkillNet Properties, or interfering or attempting to interfere with use of the SkillNet Properties by any other user, host or network, including by means of overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing”, or “crashing” the SkillNet Properties. If you believe that someone has violated this code of conduct, begin by notifying the instructor of the course. If the issue is not addressed to your satisfaction, contact info@skillnet.net with your concerns.

Feedback. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to SkillNet through its suggestion, feedback, wiki, forum or similar pages (“Feedback”) is done on a non-confidential basis and that SkillNet has no obligations with respect to such Feedback. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Feedback. You hereby grant to SkillNet a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Feedback, and to sublicense the foregoing rights.

INVESTIGATIONS.

SkillNet may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review the SkillNet Properties and Content at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, SkillNet shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any of Your Content for any reason (or no reason), including if such Content violates the Terms or any applicable law. Although SkillNet does not generally monitor user activity occurring in connection with the SkillNet Properties, if SkillNet becomes aware of any possible violations by you of any provision of the Terms, SkillNet reserves the right to investigate such violations, and SkillNet may, at its sole discretion, terminate your license to use the SkillNet Properties, or change, alter or remove Your Content, in whole or in part.

INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS.

User Responsibility. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users of the Services and any other parties with whom you interact through the Services; provided, however, that SkillNet reserves the right, but has no obligation, to intercede in such disputes. You agree that SkillNet will not be responsible for any liabilities incurred as the result of such interaction.

Content Provided by Other Users. The SkillNet Properties may contain User Content provided by other Users. SkillNet is not responsible for and does not control User Content. SkillNet has no obligation to review or monitor, and does not approve, endorse or make any representations or warranties with respect to User Content. You use all User Content and interact with other Users at your own risk.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES.

Third-Party Websites. The SkillNet Properties may contain links to third-party websites (“Third-Party Content”). When you click on a link to a Third-Party Website, we will not warn you that you have left the SkillNet Properties and are subject to separate terms and conditions or privacy policies. Such Third-Party Websites are not under the control of SkillNet. SkillNet is not responsible for any Third-Party Websites and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Websites, or their products or services. You use all links in Third-Party Websites at your own risk. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Websites, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third-party.

App Stores. You acknowledge and agree that the availability of the Application and the Services is dependent on the third-party from which you received the Application, e.g., the Apple or Android app stores.

INDEMNIFICATION.

You agree to indemnify and hold SkillNet, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively the “SkillNet Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of: (a) Your Content; (b) your use of, or inability to use, the SkillNet Properties; (c) your violation of the Terms; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any User; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. SkillNet reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with SkillNet in asserting any available defenses. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, the Terms, or your access to the SkillNet Properties.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. SKILLNET PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SKILLNET PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION THAT: (1) THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) YOUR USE OF THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (4) ANY ERRORS IN THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES WILL BE CORRECTED. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY OR PERSON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ANY DEVICE YOU USE TO ACCESS THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING SUCH CONTENT. THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS AND OTHER DISRUPTIONS. SKILLNET MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION WITH RESPECT TO SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS, REPUTATION AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM SKILLNET OR THROUGH THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

Disclaimer of Certain Damages. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL SKILLNET PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT SKILLNET HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMS, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES; (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED FOR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES; (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (4) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY ON SKILLNET PROPERTIES; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, COPYRIGHT, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

Cap on Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SKILLNET PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS ($50).

User Content. SKILLNET PARTIES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR CONTENT AND USER CONTENT), USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS.

No Liability for Conduct of Third Parties or Other Users. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SKILLNET PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD SKILLNET PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM SUCH THIRD PARTIES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SKILLNET DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SKILLNET PROPERTIES.

Basis of the Bargain. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN SKILLNET AND YOU.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

It is SkillNet’s policy to terminate membership privileges of any User who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to SkillNet by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the SkillNet Properties in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of the location on the SkillNet Properties of the material that you claim is infringing; (4) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (5) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Contact information for SkillNet’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows: Mike Kritzman; 5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300 Skokie, IL 60077 and info@skillnet.net.

TERM AND TERMINATION.

Term. The Terms commence on the date when you accept them (as described in the preamble above) and remain in full force and effect while you use the SkillNet Properties, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Terms.

Termination of Services by SkillNet. If you have materially breached any provision of the Terms, or if SkillNet is required to do so by law (e.g., where the provision of the Website, the Application, or the Services is, or becomes, unlawful), SkillNet has the right to immediately suspend any Services and licenses provided to you under this Agreement (“Suspension”). Following Suspension, SkillNet and your applicable entity will work together in good faith to determine whether to reinstate your access to (and any associated licenses to) the Services or permanently terminate your Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, SkillNet may terminate your account immediately in its sole discretion in the event that (a) you are a repeat infringer for purposes of SkillNet’s copyright infringement policy as described in Section 11 or (b) you violate any restriction of these Terms after SkillNet makes reasonable efforts to provide you with notice of a previous violation. You agree that SkillNet shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any Suspension or termination of your Account made in accordance with the Terms. Termination or Suspension of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service. Termination of all Services also may include deletion of your password and all related information, files and Content associated with or inside your Account (or any part thereof), including Your Content. Upon termination or Suspension of any Service, your right to use such Service will automatically terminate immediately. SkillNet will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any Suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Content. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.

Termination of Services by Customer. Customer may terminate its obligations under this Agreement at any time with a 14-day written notice that outlines issues and reasons for termination.  SkillNet may, at it’s sole discretion, offer to cure the issues to maintain the customer relationship. If any such discussions are not agreed to, termination will be granted. SkillNet shall provide a final invoice for Customer including fees and expenses due on a pro-rated basis, up to and including the date of termination.  Termination of this Agreement shall not relieve Customer of its obligation to pay for all such fees and expenses.

GENERAL PROVISIONS.

Compliance with Export Control and Sanctions Laws. You agree that you will use the Website and Services in compliance with all export control laws, restrictions and regulations of the United States and all other relevant countries. You further agree not to export, or allow the export or re-export of Content, Your Content, or User Content (including any software, technical data, or any direct product thereof): (i) in violation of any applicable export control laws, restrictions, or regulations, including, but not limited to, the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Part 730 et. seq.) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 C.F.R. Part 120 et. seq.) of the United States; (ii) to persons designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as either a Specially Designated National or a Foreign Sanctions Evader; (iii) persons designated by the U.S. Commerce Department on the Entities List, the Denied Persons List, or the Unverified List; (iv) any person or entity located in a country that is or becomes subject to U.S. embargoes (collectively, the “Embargoed Countries”); or (v) any person that is a national of an Embargoed Country, wherever located, unless and until all required licenses or authorizations are obtained from the relevant government authorities. If you are accessing or downloading Content, Your Content, or User Content (including Services, any software, technical data, or any direct product thereof), you represent that you are authorized to do so and that such accessing or downloading of content does not violate applicable law. You agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with U.S. and applicable export control laws, restrictions, and regulations. Your rights under the Terms are contingent upon your compliance with this and all other provisions.

Electronic Communications. The communications between you and SkillNet use electronic means, whether you visit the SkillNet Properties or send SkillNet e-mails, or whether SkillNet posts notices on the SkillNet Properties or communicates with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from SkillNet in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that SkillNet provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.

Release. You hereby release SkillNet Parties and their successors from claims, demands, any and all losses, damages, rights, and actions of any kind, including personal injuries, death, and property damage, that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from any interactions with or conduct of other Website Users or third-party websites of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Terms or your use of the SkillNet Properties. If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.

Assignment. The Terms, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without SkillNet’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. SkillNet may assign this Agreement without your consent.

Force Majeure. SkillNet shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

Compliance. If you believe that SkillNet has not adhered to the Terms, please contact SkillNet by emailing us at info@skillnet.net. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.

Governing Law. The Terms and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. You hereby expressly consents to the personal jurisdiction and venue in the state of Illinois for any lawsuit filed there against you by SkillNet arising from or related to the Terms. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to the Terms. The laws of the jurisdiction where you are located may be different from Illinois law.

Notice. Where SkillNet requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing SkillNet with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to SkillNet is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by the Terms, SkillNet’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to SkillNet at the following address: 5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300, Skokie IL, 60015. Such notice shall be deemed given when received by SkillNet by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.

Waiver. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.

Severability. If any provision of the Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of the Terms will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Entire Agreement. Unless you have entered into a separate Entity Agreement, the Terms are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.