Terms of Service
TERMS OF SERVICE
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
This service is owned and operated by Birla International LLC and its affiliates (“Loop”). Loop permits access to and use of its collaboration and communication platform, as well as related services that can be accessed from or through the website and associate domains of Loop, including https://www.loop.page and any related mobile applications (collectively, the “Service”), subject to the terms and conditions in this Terms of Service (“TOS”). Loop may, at its discretion, update this TOS at any time. You can access and review the most current version of this TOS at the URL for this page or by clicking on the “Terms of Service” link within the Service or as otherwise made available by Loop. By continuing to use the Service after an updated version of this TOS has been posted, you agree that the new TOS will apply to your use. It is the express wish of the parties that this Agreement and all related documents, including notices and other communications, be written in English only. Il est la volonté expresse des parties que cette convention et tous les documents s’y rattachant, y compris les avis et les autres communications, soient rédigés en anglais seulement.
PLEASE REVIEW THIS TOS CAREFULLY. BY REGISTERING FOR AN ACCOUNT, PROVIDING INQUIRY DATA (defined below) OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS TOS, INCLUDING ANY UPDATES OR REVISIONS POSTED HERE OR OTHERWISE COMMUNICATED TO YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS TOS, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.
THIS TOS REQUIRES BINDING ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS TOS OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE VALIDITY, APPLICABILITY OR INTERPRETATION OF THIS TOS (EACH, A “CLAIM”), AND YOU AGREE THAT ANY SUCH CLAIM SHALL BE RESOLVED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, ARBITRATION OR OTHER SIMILAR PROCESS. PLEASE REVIEW SECTION 17 CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE RESOLUTION OF ANY CLAIM.
You represent and warrant that you are: (a) over eighteen years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, whichever is greater; (b) of legal age to form a binding contract; and (c) not a person barred from using the Service under the laws of your country of residence or any other applicable jurisdiction.
3. GRANT OF RIGHTS
(a) Loop grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and view materials within the Service.
(b) To the extent that the Service provides access to any online software, applications or other similar components, Loop grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use such components only for your internal business purposes in the form within the online platform provided by Loop and solely to access the materials within the Services.
(c) Loop may make available mobile apps for access to and use of certain components of the Service (collectively, “Mobile Apps”). Your access to and use of Mobile Apps is subject to this TOS and any applicable end user license agreement provided with each app.
(d) All rights granted to you under this TOS are subject to your compliance with this TOS in all material respects and may only be exercised for your non-commercial personal or educational use. Your access to and use of the Service must further comply in all material respects with any usage guidelines posted by Loop.
4. INQUIRY DATA; ACCOUNTS
(b) To access certain features of the Service you may be required to create an account with Loop. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You may not share your account or password with anyone. You agree to notify Loop immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password or any other similar breach of security.
5. RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTENT
(a) You acknowledge and agree that all information, data, data records, databases, text, software, photographs, images, graphics, videos, messages, scripts, tags and other materials accessible through the Service, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted (“Content”), are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not Loop, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service (“Your Content”), and other users of the Service, and not Loop, are similarly responsible for all Content they upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service (“User Content”).
(b) You acknowledge and agree that Loop has no obligation to pre-screen Content (including, but not limited to, Your Content and User Content), although Loop reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing sentence, Loop shall have the right to remove any Content that violates this TOS or that it deems objectionable.
(c) To the extent that you submit any Content, you represent and warrant that: (i) you have all necessary right and authority to grant the rights set forth in this TOS with respect to Your Content; and (ii) Your Content does not violate any duty of confidentiality owed to another party, or infringe, dilute, misappropriate or otherwise violate the proprietary or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, rights in copyrights, trademarks, privacy and publicity) or any other right of any other party.
6. RIGHTS TO CONTENT
(a) Loop does not claim ownership of Your Content; however, you grant Loop and its service providers a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid-up, non-exclusive, sublicensable, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, make and have made Your Content (in any form and any medium, whether now known or later developed) as necessary to provide the Service. You acknowledge and agree that the technical processing and transmission of data associated with the Service, including Your Content, may require: (i) transmissions over various networks; and (ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
(b) Except with respect to Your Content, you acknowledge and agree that, as between you and Loop, Loop owns all rights, title and interest (including, but not limited to, all intellectual property rights) in the Service and all Content and other materials within the Service. The Service and Content, including Marks (as defined below), are protected by U.S. and international copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties and may not be used for any purpose other than as expressly permitted herein without the prior written permission of Loop. Loop reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.
(c) Loop claims trademark protection over all names, brands, trademarks, service marks and logos that we make available to you, including the name Loop (“Marks”) and you will not use the Marks except as expressly authorized herein. You will not remove or alter the Marks or any proprietary notices on the Content. The Marks may not be included in or as part of any registered corporate name, any other logo, or service or product name. You may not create any derivative works of the Marks or use the Marks in a manner that creates or reasonably implies an inaccurate sense of endorsement, sponsorship, or association with Loop. You will not otherwise use business names and/or logos in a manner that can mislead, confuse, or deceive any third party. All use of the Marks and all goodwill arising out of such use, will inure to Loop’s benefit.
(d) Except with respect to Your Content, you may not: (i) use, capture, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, make, have made, assign, pledge, transfer or otherwise grant rights to the Service, except as expressly permitted under this TOS; (ii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or translate, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code, architectural framework or data records within or associated with the Service; (iii) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Services; (iv) access the Service for the purpose of developing, marketing, selling or distributing any product or service that competes with or includes features substantially similar to the Service or any products or services offered by Loop; (v) rent, lease, lend, sell or sublicense the Service or otherwise provide access to the Service or Content as part of a service bureau or similar fee-for-service purpose, or provide or permit other individuals or entities to create Internet “links” to the Services or Content or “frame” or “mirror” the Services or Content on any other server, or wireless or Internet-based device; or (vi) remove or obscure any proprietary notice that appears within the Service.
7. USER CONDUCT
In connection with your access to or use of the Service, you shall not:
(a) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that: (i) is illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or otherwise objectionable; (ii) may not be made available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as confidential or proprietary information learned as part of an employment relationship or under a non-disclosure agreement); (iii) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any party; (iv) consists of unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, commercial electronic messages or any other form of solicitation; (v) contains software viruses or any other code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any software or hardware; or (vi) consists of information that you know or have reason to know is false or inaccurate.
(b) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, Loop personnel, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
(c) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
(d) act in a manner that negatively affects the ability of other users to access or use the Service;
(e) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately heavy load on the Service or its infrastructure;
(f) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
(g) use spiders, crawlers, robots, scrapers, automated tools or any other similar means to access the Service or substantially download, reproduce or archive any portion of the Service or Content;
(h) sell, share, transfer, trade, loan or exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of the Service or Content, including, but not limited to, your user account and password; or
(i) violate any applicable local, state, provincial, federal or international law or regulation.
If you elect to provide or make available to Loop any suggestions, comments, ideas, improvements or other feedback relating to the Service (“Suggestions”), Loop shall own and be free to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, make, have made, assign, pledge, transfer or otherwise grant rights in your Suggestions in any form and any medium (whether now known or later developed), without accounting, credit or compensation to you.
9. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES
Your dealings with advertisers and other third parties who market, sell, buy or offer to sell or buy any goods or services on the Service, including payment for or delivery of such goods or services and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third-party. You agree that Loop shall not be liable for any damage or loss of any kind incurred as a result of any such dealings.
10. LINKS AND EXTERNAL MATERIALS
11. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE
Loop reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any portion thereof) with or without notice, and Loop shall not be liable to you for any such modification or discontinuance.
You shall indemnify and hold Loop and its affiliates, and each of their officers, directors, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively, “Loop Parties”) harmless from and against all, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, to the extent resulting from or arising out of any third party claim, demand, or action due to:
(a) your violation of this TOS or any law or regulation;
(b) Your Content;
(c) your use of the Service or Content, except as expressly permitted in this TOS; or
(d) your violation of any rights of another party. At the discretion of Loop, you shall also defend Loop from such claims, demands and actions.
13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
(a) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE LOOP PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR ARISING FROM STATUTE, COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT, NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
(b) THE LOOP PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT: (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) ACCESS TO THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE; OR (iii) THE INFORMATION AND ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT, WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR COMPLETE.
(c) WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE IS MADE AVAILABLE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR CONFIRMING THE ACCURACY OF ALL INFORMATION BEFORE TAKING OR OMITTING ANY ACTION.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(a) YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE LOOP PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, GOODWILL OR DATA, OR COST OF COVER, OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY TYPE OR MANNER OF COMMERCIAL, BUSINESS OR FINANCIAL LOSS, EVEN IF THE LOOP PARTIES HAD ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LOOP PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS TOS OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF (OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE) THE SERVICE OR CONTENT EXCEED THE GREATER OF TEN DOLLARS ($10) OR THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO LOOP FOR ACCESS TO THE PORTION OF THE SERVICE AT ISSUE WITHIN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH THE APPLICABLE CLAIM(S) AROSE.
(b) THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. INSOFAR AS APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS ANY LIMITATION ON LIABILITY HEREIN, THE PARTIES AGREE THAT SUCH LIMITATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY MODIFIED, BUT ONLY TO THE EXTENT SO AS TO MAKE THE LIMITATION COMPLIANT WITH APPLICABLE LAW. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE AGREED ALLOCATIONS OF RISK AND SUCH LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
(a) Either party may terminate this TOS at any time. In the event that you violate this TOS, all rights granted to you under this TOS shall terminate immediately, with or without notice to you. To the extent that your access to the Service arises from a separate agreement, such access shall terminate upon termination of the applicable agreement or as otherwise set forth in such agreement.
(b) Upon termination of this TOS for any reason: (i) Loop, in its sole discretion, may remove and discard Your Content; (ii) you will immediate cease your use of the Services and Content, other than Your Content; and (ii) any provision that, by its terms, is intended to survive the expiration or termination of this TOS shall survive such expiration or termination.
16. GOVERNING LAW
This TOS shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the United States Federal Arbitration Act, other applicable federal laws and the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically excluded from application to this TOS.
17. BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
(a) ALL CLAIMS (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1) SHALL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT, EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY ASSERT CLAIMS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT (DEFINED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TOS AS A COURT OF LIMITED JURISDICTION THAT MAY ONLY HEAR CLAIMS NOT EXCEEDING $5,000) IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, IF YOUR CLAIMS ARE WITHIN THE COURT’S JURISDICTION. THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY IN ARBITRATION, AND COURT REVIEW OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS LIMITED.
(b) The arbitration shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its then-applicable Commercial Arbitration Rules or, as appropriate, its Consumer Arbitration Rules. The AAA’s rules are available at Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees shall be governed by the AAA’s rules. The arbitration shall be conducted in the English language by a single independent and neutral arbitrator. For any hearing conducted in person as part of the arbitration, you agree that such hearing shall be conducted in Austin, Texas or, if the Consumer Arbitration Rules apply, another location reasonably convenient to both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances, as determined by the arbitrator. The decision of the arbitrator on all matters relating to the Claim shall be final and binding. Judgment on the arbitral award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(c) WE EACH AGREE THAT ALL CLAIMS (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1) SHALL BE RESOLVED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, ARBITRATION OR OTHER SIMILAR PROCESS. IF FOR ANY REASON A CLAIM PROCEEDS IN COURT RATHER THAN IN ARBITRATION, WE EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND AGREE THAT SUCH CLAIM SHALL BE BROUGHT ONLY IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN AUSTIN, TEXAS. YOU HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF SUCH COURTS AND WAIVE ANY OBJECTION ON THE GROUNDS OF VENUE, FORUM NON-CONVENIENS OR ANY SIMILAR GROUNDS WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUCH CLAIM.
(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, you and Loop may seek injunctive relief and any other equitable remedies from any court of competent jurisdiction to protect our intellectual property rights, whether in aid of, pending or independently of the resolution of any dispute pursuant to the arbitration procedures set forth in this Section 17.
18. LEGAL COMPLIANCE
You represent and warrant that you are not: (a) located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (b) listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties, including, but not limited to, the Specially Designated Nationals List.
19. U.S. GOVERNMENT ENTITIES
This section applies to access to or use of the Service by a branch or agency of the United States Government. The Service includes “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and qualifies as “commercial items” as defined in 48 C.F.R. 2.101. Such items are provided to the United States Government: (a) for acquisition by or on behalf of civilian agencies, consistent with the policy set forth in 48 C.F.R. 12.212; or (b) for acquisition by or on behalf of units of the Department of Defense, consistent with the policies set forth in 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 and 227.7202-3. The United States Government shall acquire only those rights set forth in this TOS with respect to the such items, and any access to or use of the Service by the United States Government constitutes: (i) agreement by the United States Government that such items are “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation” as defined in this section; and (ii) acceptance of the rights and obligations herein.
20. NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this TOS.
21. PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your work has been made available through the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Loop’s Agent for Notice of Copyright Claims the following information:
(a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(b) a description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
(c) a description of the material that you claim is infringing and where that material may be accessed within the Service;
(d) your address, telephone number and email address;
(e) a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
(f) a statement from you that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Loop’s Agent for Notice of Copyright Claims can be reached as follows:
Agent for Notice of Copyright Claims
22. GENERAL PROVISIONS
This TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and Loop concerning your access to and use of the Service and Content. It supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written negotiations and agreements between you and Loop with respect to such subject matter. This TOS may not be amended by you except in a writing executed by you and an authorized representative of Loop. You may not assign or delegate any right or obligation under this TOS without the prior written consent of Loop. Loop may assign this TOS, in whole or in part, at any time in its sole discretion. The failure of Loop to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this TOS is held to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, then such provision shall be construed, limited, modified or, if necessary, severed to the extent necessary to eliminate its invalidity or unenforceability, without in any way affecting the remaining parts of this TOS. For the purposes of this TOS, the words “such as,” “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation.” Any prevention of or delay in performance by Loop hereunder due to labor disputes, acts of god, governmental restrictions, enemy or hostile governmental action, fire or other casualty or other causes beyond its reasonable control shall excuse the performance of its obligations for a period equal to the duration of any such prevention or delay.
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