Course Connect Inc. - Terms and Conditions
Effective date : January 07th, 2018
These terms and conditions (the “Agreement”) govern your use of the Services provided by Course Connect Inc., a corporation incorporated in Quebec, having a place of business at 406-2753, Sainte-Foy Road, Quebec city, Province of Québec, G1V4S3, and doing business under the name www.blckbx.ai and www.useblackbox.io(“Course Connect”). You are required to indicate your acknowledgement and consent to this Agreement in order to access and use the Service or the Application. By checking the appropriate box and clicking on the “Sign Up” or “Sign In” button, you are acknowledging to the terms of this Agreement and are consenting to be bound by it.
If you agree to this Agreement on behalf and in the name of a legal entity such as a company, corporation, partnership, etc. (referred to as a “Business”), you represent and warrant that you have the power and authority to bind such Business to this Agreement.
IF, HOWEVER, YOU ARE UNWILLING TO AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT OR DO NOT HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO ACT ON BEHALF OF AND BIND THE BUSINESS, DO NOT CLICK ON THE BUTTON AND DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICES.
INTENDING TO BE LEGALLY BOUND, THE PARTIES AGREE AS FOLLOWS:
1 Definitions and interpretation
1.1 Definitions. The following terms have the following meanings:
(b) “Application” means the mobile application, chrome extension, website, visual studio code extension and desktop application, developed by Course Connect that is available online, or on the chrome store, or on the Apple’s App Store for download and installation on User’s mobile devices to use the functionality of the Services. Download, installation and usage of the Application is governed by and subject to the terms of this Agreement in addition to other applicable license terms and conditions, if any.
(c) “Confidential Information” has the meaning set out in Section 5.1.
(d) “Course Connect Access Codes” has the meaning set out in Section 2.6.
(e) “Course Connect Parties” has the meaning set out in Section 3.1.
(f) “Disclosing Party” has the meaning set out in Section 5.1.
(g) “Documentation” means any written or electronic documentation, images, video, text or sounds specifying the functionalities of the Application and Services provided or made available by Course Connect to User exclusively through the Application or the Apple’s App Store; provided, however, that Documentation specifically excludes any “community moderated” forums, as it may be provided or accessible through the Application.
(h) “Effective Date” means the date on which User has accepted to be bound by this Agreement.
(i) “Feedback” has the meaning set out in Section 3.1.
(j) “Services” mean the www.blckbx.ai and www.useblackbox.io hosted service used for transcribing audio and video files, for copying text from videos/images/documents and searching for code snippets. The code, functions, and other output returned to you by Blackbox are called “Suggestions.” Blackbox does not claim any rights in Suggestions, and you retain ownership of and responsibility for Your Code, including Suggestions you include in Your Code. The Services includes all underlying proprietary technology (software, hardware, algorithms, code, processes, user interfaces, know-how, techniques, templates, designs and other tangible or intangible technical material or information) of Course Connect, its licensors and service providers. The Services also includes (a) system administration, hosting, system management, and system monitoring activities performed by Course Connect in connection with the Application made available by Course Connect and (b) associated technical support and software maintenance regarding the Services and the Application.
(l) “Receiving Party” has the meaning set out in Section 5.1.
(m) “Term” has the meaning set out in Section 8.1.
(n) “Third Party Components” means software or services that are not part of the Services, that are delivered or performed by third parties independently of Course Connect and that interoperate or integrate with the Services. Our Third Party Components are Firebase, Intercome, G Suite, Stripe and other third party services such as Google Cloud.
(o) “User” means you, an Account holder accepting this Agreement, being a physical person or a Business.
(p) “User Data” means all data of User that is collected, stored, transmitted, displayed or otherwise processed using the Services and the Application.
2.1 Provision of Services. Course Connect will host and make the Services and the Application available to User pursuant to this Agreement during the Term. Course Connect may update and modify the Services at any time. User will benefit from the modifications and improvements that Course Connect may bring to the Services during the Term. User acknowledges that Course Connect has no delivery obligation and will not deliver copies of the software comprising the Services or the source code of the Application to User pursuant to this Agreement.
2.2 Availability. Course Connect will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Services available with minimal downtime; however, the following are excepted from availability commitments: (a) planned or unplanned maintenance downtime, or (b) any unavailability caused by circumstances described in Section 9.9, or (c) the unavailability or modification by third parties of Third Party Components.
2.3 Account. User must have an Account to use the Services and is responsible for the information it provides to create the Account, its passwords for the Account, and for any use of its Account. If User becomes aware of any unauthorized use of its password or the Account, User will notify Course Connect as promptly as possible. User must not allow access to, or use of, the Services by anyone that does not have an Account.
2.4 User Responsibilities. User agrees that it will not: (a) license, sublicense, sell, resell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, time-share or otherwise commercially exploit the Services or make the Services available to any third party or as otherwise contemplated by this Agreement; (b) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Services; (c) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or its related systems or networks; (d) use or knowingly permit others to use any security testing tools in order to probe, scan or attempt to penetrate or ascertain the security of the Services or the Application; (e) access the Services or the Application for the purpose of building a similar or competitive product or service; (f) copy, translate, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, disassemble, or decompile the Services, the Applications or any part thereof or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or modify the Services or the Applications.
2.6 Third-Party Web Sites, Products and Services. The Services may rely on or require that User accesses Third Party Components. If User elects to use the Services with Third Party Components, User agrees that: (i) its use of Third Party Components must at all times comply with the terms of service governing such offerings, and (ii) Course Connect has the right to export and import User Data to and from such Third Party Components for purposes of delivering the Services purchased by User. User's use of Third Party Components must always comply with the terms of service or licensing terms governing such Third Party Components. User understands and agrees that the availability of the Services, or certain features and functions of the Services, may be dependent on the corresponding availability of Third Party Components or specific features and functions of Third Party Components. Course Connect will not be liable to User or any third party if changes in Third Party Components cause the unavailability of the Services or any feature or function of the Services. Course Connect does not make any representations or warranties regarding any such Third Party Components. To the extent that Course Connect requires that User grant Course Connect authorizations, passwords or other user credentials to a Third Party Component ("Course Connect Access Codes") to retrieve User Data or to enable interoperability with the Services, User will promptly provide such Course Connect Access Codes. Course Connect will not share, reassign, divulge or disclose any Course Connect Access Codes except to Course Connect employees or authorized contractors specifically engaged in the performance of the Services. Course Connect Access Codes constitute User's Confidential Information under this Agreement.
3 PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
3.1 Services and Application. Course Connect, its licensors and its service providers (together the "Course Connect Parties") own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and the Application, including all related intellectual property rights. Course Connect reserves all rights not expressly granted to User under this Agreement. User will not delete or in any manner alter the copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices of Course Connect appearing on the Services, the Application or any portion thereof. Additionally, Course Connect exclusively owns all right, title and interest in and to all suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback provided by User relating to the Services or the Application ("Feedback"), and User hereby assigns to Course Connect all its right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback, including all intellectual property rights and waives its moral rights thereof. At Course Connect' reasonable request and expense, User will execute necessary documents and take such further acts as Course Connect may reasonably request to assist Course Connect to acquire, perfect and maintain such intellectual property rights in the Feedback.
3.2 User Data. As between Course Connect and User, User exclusively owns all right, title and interest in and to all User Data. User Data is deemed Confidential Information of User under this Agreement. User will obtain and maintain any required consents necessary to permit (a) User’s use of the Services and (b) accessing and processing of the User Data under this Agreement.
3.3 Statistical Information. Course Connect may monitor User's use of the Services and Application and use the corresponding data in an aggregate and anonymous manner, including to compile statistical and performance information related to the provision and operation of the Services or to support benchmarking or similar features of the Services. User agrees that Course Connect may make such information publicly available, if such information does not incorporate any identifiable User Data and/or identify User, its Confidential Information or the Users without their consent. Course Connect retains all intellectual property rights in such statistical and performance information. In some cases, Course Connect may monitor the individual use of the Services and Application by the User in order to provide all of the features the Services and the Application have to offer. This monitoring will not be utilized by Course Connect to compile statistical and performance information.
4 ACCESS RIGHTS AND LICENSE
4.1 Grant.Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Course Connect grants to User for his personal use and for the Term:
(a) the right to access the components of the Services and Application and to use their functionalities on one device; and
(b) a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to (i) use, and (ii) copy, for the purpose of downloading, installing and executing, the number of copies for which User is allowed by the download site of the Application, on a single device that User possesses or controls to use the Application for accessing and use the Services.
5.1 Definitions. "Confidential Information" means all confidential or proprietary information of a party (the "Disclosing Party") disclosed to the other party (the "Receiving Party"), whether orally or in writing, that is designated as confidential or that reasonably should be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure. Without limiting the scope of this confidentiality undertaking, the parties acknowledge and agree that: (a) User Confidential Information includes the User Data; (b) Course Connect Confidential Information includes the non-public elements of the Services and Application.
5.2 Treatment of Confidential Information. The Receiving Party must: (a) use the same degree of care to protect the confidentiality of the Disclosing Party's Confidential Information that it uses to protect its own Confidential Information (but in no event less than reasonable care); and (b) not use or disclose any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party for any purpose outside the scope of this Agreement, except with the Disclosing Party's permission.
5.3 Exceptions. Confidential Information does not include information that: (i) is or becomes publicly available without a breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; (ii) is already known to the Receiving Party at the time of its disclosure by the Disclosing Party, without a breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; (iii) following its disclosure to the Receiving Party, is received by the Receiving Party from a third party without breach of any obligation owed to the Disclosing Party; or (iv) is independently developed by the Receiving Party without reference to or use of the Disclosing Party's Confidential Information.
5.4 Compelled Disclosure. The Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to the extent required by applicable law, regulation or legal process or to enforce its rights under this Agreement. The Receiving Party must, however: (i) provide the Disclosing Party with prompt written notice of the requirement to disclose, (ii) provide the Disclosing Party with reasonable assistance in the event the Disclosing Party wishes to oppose or contest such disclosure, and (iii) limit its disclosure to what is strictly required by law, regulation or legal process.
6 WARRANTIES; DISCLAIMERS
6.1 Warranties. Each party warrants that it has the legal authority to enter into this Agreement. Course Connect warrants to User that the Services and Application will materially conform with the relevant Documentation.
6.2 Disclaimers. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION 6.1, THE COURSE CONNECT PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE SERVICES OR THE APPLICATION. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN SECTION 6.1, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COURSE CONNECT PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES. THE COURSE CONNECT PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT: (A) THE USE OF THE SERVICES AND APPLICATION WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA; (B) THE SERVICES AND APPLICATION WILL MEET USER'S REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS; (C) ANY STORED DATA WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (D) THE SERVICES AND APPLICATION WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ALL ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN THE SERVICES AND APPLICATION WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (F) THE SERVICES, APPLICATION OR SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE SERVICES AND APPLICATION OPERATE ARE FREE OF MALWARE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE SERVICES AND APPLICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. THE COURSE CONNECT PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS. FOR GREATER CERTAINTY, IT IS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN THAT THE SERVICES AND THE USAGE OF THE APPLICATION REQUIRE THE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.
7 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
7.1 Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL COURSE CONNECT’S LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER PURSUANT TO CONTRACTUAL OR EXTRACONTRACTUAL LIABILITY, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID TO COURSE CONNECT BY USER IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE INCIDENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
7.2 Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages. IN NO EVENT WILL COURSE CONNECT BE LIABLE TO USER FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR KIND (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICES, THE APPLICATION AND/OR THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR THE APPLICATION, OR FOR ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, ANY INTERRUPTION, INACCURACY, ERROR OR OMISSION, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, EVEN IF COURSE CONNECT AND/OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR COULD HAVE REASONABLY FORESEEN THEM.
8 TERM AND TERMINATION
8.1 Term of Services. User's right to use the Services and the Application begins on the date of acceptance of this Agreement by the User and continues for an unlimited period of time (unless terminated pursuant to Section 8.2or 8.3) therein (the "Term").
8.2 Termination for Convenience. User may terminate this Agreement at any time by contacting the Course Connect team at the email address provided below. Course Connect may also terminate the Agreement for convenience by providing a 5‑day prior notice to User.
8.3 Termination for Cause. This Agreement may be terminated by either party for cause as follows: (i) upon three (3) days written notice if the other party breaches or defaults under any material provision of this Agreement and does not cure such breach prior to the end of such three (3) day period, or (ii) effective immediately and without notice if the other party becomes insolvent or is the subject of a voluntary or involuntary petition in bankruptcy or of corporate reorganization or any similar relief or of an assignment for the benefit of creditors or appointment of a receiver for any reason or ceases to do business, or otherwise terminates its business operations, except as a result of an assignment permitted hereunder. Course Connect may temporarily cease performance of its obligations during any User cure period.
8.4 Retrieval of User Data. In the event of termination of this Agreement, User may request, up to 30 days after termination of this Agreement, the retrieval of the User Data and Course Connect will make such data available for download by User in CSV or audio format, depending on the nature of the data. Course Connect will have no obligation after such period to maintain or provide any User Data and will thereafter, unless legally prohibited or as needed to resolve dispute and enforce agreements, delete the User Data in its systems or otherwise in its possession or under its control.
8.5 Effect of Termination. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, User’s Account, including the right to access and use the Services and the Applications will cease and User will delete any Course Connect proprietary material (such as the Applications) from its systems and devices. Except to the extent expressly provided to the contrary herein, Sections 2.4, and 3through 9(except 4) will survive the termination of this Agreement.
9.1 Relationship. Course Connect and User are independent contractors, and this Agreement does not create a partnership, joint venture, employment or agency relationship between the parties. This is a non-exclusive arrangement.
9.2 Entire Understanding; Modifications. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals or representations, oral or written, regarding the subject matter covered by this Agreement.
9.3 Waiver. No waiver of any breach of this Agreement, and no course of dealing between the parties, will be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of this Agreement.
9.4 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the provision will be modified and interpreted by the court so as best to accomplish the intent of the original provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision will not affect any of the other provisions of this Agreement.
9.5 Governing Law and Venue. This Agreement will be governed by and construed under the laws in force within the Province of Quebec, Canada, excluding its conflict of law rules. The parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically excluded from application to this Agreement. The courts located in Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada will have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute relating to this Agreement. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
9.6 Publicity. After obtaining User’s written consent, Course Connect may reference and use the name and trademarks of a Business User and may disclose the nature of the Services provided hereunder in Course Connect business development and marketing efforts, including without limitation its web site.
9.7 Assignment. Unless in connection with the sale of all or substantially all of its business whether by sale, merger, operation of law or otherwise, no party may assign this Agreement to any third party without the prior written consent of the other party, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. Any purported assignment in violation of this Section will be void. This Agreement binds and benefits the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
9.8 Notices. Any notice, consent or other communication of a legal nature under the Agreement must be given in writing and delivered by certified mail or recognized overnight courier service, by hand, or by email. In User’s case, such communication will be made to the address registered in User’s Account and in Course Connect’s case, such communication will be made to the following addresses: email@example.com . Such notice, consent or other communication will be deemed to have been given and received on the day it is actually delivered (or if that day is not a business day, on the following business day), unless it is delivered after 4:30 p.m., in which case it will be deemed to have been given and received on the next business day. A party may, from time to time, designate another address by transmitting a notice to the other party in accordance with this Section 9.8.
9.9 Force Majeure. No party will be liable under this Agreement for delays, failures to perform, damages, losses or destruction, or malfunction of any equipment, or any consequence thereof, caused or occasioned by, or due to fire, earthquake, flood, water, the elements, labor disputes or shortages, utility curtailments, power failures, explosions, civil disturbances, governmental actions, shortages of equipment or supplies, unavailability of transportation, acts or omissions of third parties, change in applicable laws (ex. Privacy Laws) or any other cause beyond its reasonable control. If the force majeure event continues for more than thirty (30) calendar days, then either party may terminate the Agreement for convenience upon written notice to the other party.
Blackbox terms and conditions
Welcome! Blackbox is your place to learn and share more about software engineering and coding. We’re happy you’re here.
These terms set forth our legal obligations to each other. They apply to your use of our services.
When we say “Blackbox,” “we,” “us,” and “our” in these terms, we mean Course Connect Inc., its subsidiaries, and its related companies.
When we say “services” in these terms, we mean Blackbox’s services, apps, websites, chrome extension, vs code extension and other products.
When we say “you” or “your,” we mean you. If you’re accessing our services on behalf of a legal entity (like your employer), you agree that you have the authority to bind that entity to these terms, and “you” and “your” will refer to that entity.
Together, these rules make Blackbox possible, and they matter to us. If you believe others aren’t following them, please let us know by emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT NOTE: The section titled “Settling Disputes Between You and Blackbox” contains an arbitration clause and class-action waiver that applies to all U.S.-based Blackbox users. Please read this section carefully as it may significantly affect your legal rights, including your right to file a lawsuit in court.
Who we are
We provide services that allow you to interact with other Blackbox users and participate in public and private communities (or “COMMS”). Our services may also include access to certain software, features, and content that you can purchase from us or others.
Blackbox’s services are provided by Course Connect Inc. We’re located at 2753 ste foy street,Suite 406, QC,QC, Canada, G1V 4S3.
Age requirements and responsibility of parents and guardians
By accessing our services, you confirm that you’re at least 13 years old and meet the minimum age of digital consent in your country. We maintain a list of minimum ages around the world as a resource for you, but we aren’t able to guarantee that it is always accurate.If you are old enough to access our services in your country, but not old enough to have authority to consent to our terms, your parent or guardian must agree to our terms on your behalf. Please ask your parent or guardian to read these terms with you. If you’re a parent or legal guardian, and you allow your teenager to use the services, then these terms also apply to you and you’re responsible for your teenager’s activity on the services.
What you can expect from us
We’re actively developing new features and products to improve Blackbox. As part of these efforts, we may add or remove features, start offering new services, or stop offering old services. While we try to avoid disruptions, we cannot guarantee that there will not be an outage or change to the services, and your content may not be retrievable due to such outages or changes. We are not liable for any such outages or service changes.
Your Blackbox account
You are responsible for the security of your account, and you agree to notify us immediately if you believe your account has been compromised. If you use a password, it must be strong, and we (strongly) recommend that you use that password only for your Blackbox account and that you enable two-factor authentication. If your account is compromised, we may not be able to restore it to you.
You are also responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the contact information associated with your account. If you get locked out of your account, we’ll need to contact you at the email or phone number associated with your account, and we may not be able to restore your Blackbox account to you if you no longer have access to that email account or phone number. We may also assume that any communications we’ve received from your account or the associated contact information have been made by you.
You agree not to license, sell, or transfer your account without our prior written approval.
Content in Blackbox’s services
When we say “your content” in these terms, we mean all the things you add (upload, post, share, or stream) to our services. This may include code snippets, text, links, GIFs, emoji, photos, videos, documents, or other media. If we come up with another way for you to add content to the services, it includes that too.
You don’t have any obligation to add content to the services. If you choose to add content to the services, you are responsible for ensuring that you have the right to do so, that you have the right to grant the licenses in the terms, and that your content is lawful. We take no responsibility for any of your content, and we are not responsible for others’ use of your content.
Your content is yours, but you give us a license to it when you use Blackbox. Your content may be protected by certain intellectual property rights. We don’t own those. But by using our services, you grant us a license—which is a form of permission—to do the following with your content, in accordance with applicable legal requirements, in connection with operating, developing, and improving our services:
This license is worldwide, non-exclusive (which means you can still license your content to others), royalty-free (which means there are no fees for this license), transferable, and perpetual.
We reserve the right to block, remove, and/or permanently delete your content for any reason, including breach of these terms, our Community Guidelines, our other policies, or any applicable law or regulation.
We welcome feedback on our services. By sending us feedback, you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable license to use the feedback and ideas generated from the feedback without any restrictions, attribution, or compensation to you.
Our services include some content that belongs to us. You may use this content as permitted by these terms, but we retain all intellectual property rights in our content.
Other people’s content. Our services might also provide you with access to other people’s content. You may not use this content without that person’s consent, or as allowed by law. Other people’s content is theirs and doesn’t necessarily reflect Blackbox’s own views. Blackbox doesn’t endorse or verify the accuracy or reliability of content shared by Blackbox users. We work hard to try to make Blackbox a safe, positive, and inclusive place, but cannot prevent you from encountering content that you may find objectionable or offensive. You agree we will not be liable for any harm caused by that content. You may report content that you think violates any of our policies. We have the right, but not the obligation, to review such reports and block or remove content at our discretion.
Third party features and content. Our services may also allow you to access third-party websites, features, apps, or other content. We provide you access only as a convenience to you, and are not responsible for the content or services available from these websites or resources.
Software in Blackbox’s services
License to our software. Some of our services allow you to download client software. So long as you comply with these terms, we grant you a worldwide, non-exclusive, personal, and non-assignable license to download, install, and run that software, solely to access our services.
You may not copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, sell, lease, or sublicense any of our software or services. You also may not reverse engineer or decompile our software or services, attempt to do so, or assist anyone in doing so, unless you have our written consent or applicable law permits it.
Although we are granting you this license, we retain any intellectual property rights we have in our software and services.
We respect the intellectual property of others and expect our users to do the same. See our Copyright & IP Policy for information on how to file a copyright complaint.
Blackbox’s paid services
We won’t charge you a fee to use the basic functionality of our services, but you may be able to pay for additional features and products. Blackbox’s Paid Services Terms also apply to any purchase you make through Blackbox, and you may also be asked to agree to separate terms before purchasing or selling new offerings through Blackbox.
Restrictions on your use of Blackbox’s services
When using our services, you must comply with these terms and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and you must only use the services for authorized and acceptable purposes. You must also adhere to our Community Guidelines and other policies, which contain more detailed rules about your content and behavior when using Blackbox. Fundamentally, do not do, try to do, or encourage or help others to do any of the following:
Your right to terminate. You’re free to stop using Blackbox’s services at any time and for any reason. You can delete your Blackbox account through the User Settings page in the Blackbox app .Our right to terminate. Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account and/or your access to some or all of our services with or without notice, at our discretion, including if:
However, we will give you advance notice if reasonable to do so or required by applicable law.
If you are using the services on behalf of a business or legal entity and not in an individual capacity, then you will indemnify and hold Blackbox and its officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, and costs (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) related to (a) your access to or use of our services, (b) your content, or (c) your violation of these terms.
Services “AS IS”
We work hard to offer great services, but there are certain aspects that we can’t guarantee. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Blackbox, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” WE ALSO DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS OR STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES. TO THE EXTENT SUCH WARRANTIES CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED UNDER THE LAWS OF YOUR JURISDICTION, WE LIMIT THE DURATION AND REMEDIES OF SUCH WARRANTIES TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER THOSE LAWS.
This warranty does not affect any consumer rights you might have under applicable law, including the legal guarantee in certain places such as the European Union that products and services must comply with this agreement and your rights in case of non-conformity of a product or service.
Limitation of liability
WE DON’T EXCLUDE OR LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU WHERE IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL TO DO SO. IN COUNTRIES WHERE THE BELOW TYPES OF EXCLUSIONS AREN’T ALLOWED, WE’RE RESPONSIBLE TO YOU ONLY FOR LOSSES AND DAMAGES THAT ARE A REASONABLY FORESEEABLE RESULT OF OUR FAILURE TO USE REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL OR OUR BREACH OF OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU. THIS PARAGRAPH DOESN’T AFFECT CONSUMER RIGHTS THAT CAN’T BE WAIVED OR LIMITED BY ANY CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.
THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS MADE AVAILABLE SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. WE DO NOT CONFIRM THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THE INFORMATION. ANY RELIANCE YOU PLACE ON SUCH INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
IN COUNTRIES WHERE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE ALLOWED, NEITHER BLACKBOX, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR OUR SUPPLIERS INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES WILL BE LIABLE, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BLACKBOX OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
BESIDES THE TYPES OF LIABILITY WE CANNOT LIMIT BY LAW (AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION), BLACKBOX LIMITS OUR LIABILITY TO YOU TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE THREE MONTHS BEFORE YOU FIRST ASSERT A CLAIM OR (B) $100 (OR THE EQUIVALENT IN YOUR LOCAL CURRENCY).
BLACKBOX ISN’T LIABLE FOR THE CONDUCT OR CONTENT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF OUR SERVICES.
THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN BLACKBOX AND YOU. THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY DESCRIBED ABOVE SHALL APPLY FULLY TO RESIDENTS OF NEW JERSEY.
Settling disputes between you and BLACKBOX
Informal resolution. Most disputes can be resolved informally, so if you have an issue with the services, let’s consult with each other first. Before pursuing formal legal action, you agree to try to resolve a dispute with us informally by sending notice to email@example.com.
Governing law and jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed by and construed under the laws in force within the Province of Quebec, Canada, excluding its conflict of law rules. The parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically excluded from application to this Agreement. The courts located in Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada will have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute relating to this Agreement. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
You can sign-up for a trial for some of the Services and your trial period starts on the day you create the trial account and lasts for 5 days. If you are on a trial, you may cancel at any time until the last day of your trial. If you do not wish to incur charges, you must cancel the account by the end of the 5th day.
If you do not cancel your account and we have told you the account will be converted to a paid subscription at the end of the trial period, then you authorize us to charge your credit card for that specific Service. You may, however, cancel your subscription before the next billing cycle in accordance with these Terms, but no credits or refunds will be available.
If you select a paid Service, you must provide us with current, complete, accurate and authorized payment method information (e.g. credit card information). You authorize us to charge your provided payment method for the Services you have selected and for any paid feature(s) that you choose. We may bill: (a) in advance; (b) at the time of purchase; (c) shortly after purchase; or (d) if you have elected a subscription service, on a recurring basis. To the extent Course Connect, Inc. (Blackbox) has not received your payment, in order to bring your account up to date, we may bill you simultaneously for both past due and current amounts. If you do not cancel your account, we may automatically renew your Service(s) and charge you for any renewal term. You understand that failure to pay any charges or fees may result in the suspension or cancellation of your Services.
Terms and conditions Instance (blackbox - done)
Our Service offers a hosted environment and community for users to create, develop, distribute, and launch software and web servers.
2. User Agreement to Acceptable Use of the Service
Your utilization of the Service is bound by the limitations on usage and content specified in these Terms. In the event of a breach of these Terms or any of our other policies, as decided by Blackbox at its discretion, we may give you a warning or suspend/terminate your account.
3. Prohibited Actions
When using the Services, you and any third parties (including your end users) are prohibited from:
4. Prohibited Content
When using the Service, you are prohibited from uploading or transmitting User Content (as defined below) that falls under any of the following categories:
5. Quota & Limits
Blackbox sets both hard and soft limits for its service, with hard limits being enforced automatically by the service and soft limits being agreed upon by users not to exceed. The specific details of these limits can be found at https://www.useblackbox.io/pricing and may be subject to updates. If an account or the use of the service remains inactive for extended periods of time, it may be considered inactive. For further information on the current limits, please refer to our documentation.
6. Your Use of Content on the Service
Besides the general restrictions mentioned earlier, specific limitations and conditions apply to your use of the Service Content, which includes trademarks, service marks, logos, and other content made available on the Service. This content is owned or licensed by Blackbox or others and is protected by copyright and intellectual property rights. You can only access the Service Content for personal use as permitted under these Terms, and you cannot download it unless there is a specific download link provided by Blackbox. Without Blackbox's prior written consent or the respective licensors of the Service Content, you cannot copy, distribute, reproduce, transmit, sell, license or exploit it for any other purpose. Blackbox and its licensors reserve all rights to the Service and Service Content. You must not interfere with security-related features or features that restrict use or copying of the Service or Service Content. You acknowledge that Blackbox is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of Service Content from various sources, and you may be exposed to inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable content.
7. User Content
You can share various types of content such as information, code, text, graphics, videos, or other materials (called "User Content") using our Service. Since we offer a code editor, instances from Google Cloud and file manager to upload User Content, you have complete control over its type and nature. Therefore, you are responsible for the legality, reliability, and appropriateness of the User Content you share on the Service, and not Blackbox.
By sharing User Content on the Service, you confirm and guarantee that (i) unless otherwise provided in the "Open Source and User Content" section, you own or have the right to use the User Content and to grant us the rights and license stated in the Terms, and (ii) sharing your User Content on the Service does not infringe on any person's or entity's privacy, publicity, copyright, contract, intellectual property, or other rights. We reserve the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be violating copyright or any other intellectual property right.
Blackbox is entitled, but not required, to oversee, alter, eliminate, or exchange User Content given by users, where it deems necessary in good faith to comply with relevant laws, guarantee consistency, security, and stability of the Service, or for any other reason.
Unless permitted in the "Open Source and User Content" section, you cannot use, distribute, modify, download, copy, repost, or make any commercial or personal gain from the User Content, in part or in whole, without our written consent.
8. Open Source and User Content
"If you post User Content in certain parts of the Service or use specific features, it may be automatically subjected to an open-source license. More details regarding open-source licensing can be found on this link - https://useblackbox.io/licensing-information which is included in these Terms as reference."
To buy any product or service offered on the Service, you might need to provide specific details related to your Purchase, such as your credit card number, expiration date, billing address, shipping information, and CSC number.
By making any Purchase, you confirm that: (i) you are authorized to use the payment method(s) you provide; and (ii) the information you provide is accurate, valid, and comprehensive.
At any time, we may decline or cancel your order for various reasons, such as unavailability of product or service, discrepancies in product or service description or pricing, errors in your order, suspicion of fraudulent or illegal transaction, or any other grounds.
10. Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies
Our Service's product and service offerings are continually being updated, but we may encounter delays in updating information and advertising on other platforms. There is a possibility that products or services may be unavailable, mispriced, inaccurately described, or discontinued on the Service. As a result, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information found on the Service. Additionally, we provide artificial intelligence capabilities, such as code generation.
We reserve the right to modify or revise information and rectify errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.
11. Notice and Communications
When you create an account on our Service, you agree that we may contact you occasionally to inform you about any changes or additions to the Service or your usage of the Service. If we need you to provide an email address, it's your responsibility to give us your most current email address. If your last email address isn't valid or cannot deliver any required or permitted notices under these Terms, we will still consider our dispatch of the email containing the notice as an effective notification. To notify us, you can contact us at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Accounts; Account Termination Policy
You need to be 16 years old or older to use the Service. If you are under 18, you need to have your parent or guardian's consent to use the Service, and it is recommended that you go over the Terms with them.
By permitting your child to use the Service, as a parent or legal guardian of a user under 18 years old, you are accountable for your child's activity on the Service and agree to comply with the terms of this Agreement.
By registering an account with us, you certify that the information you provide is precise, comprehensive, and up-to-date at all times. Your account may be promptly terminated if you provide information that is incorrect, insufficient, or outdated.
Ensuring the secrecy of your account and password is your responsibility, which includes restricting access to your computer and/or account. You are liable for any and all actions or activities that happen under your account and/or password, whether using our Service or a third-party service. If you detect any security breach or unauthorized use of your account, you must notify us immediately.
Using a username that belongs to someone else or is not legally accessible, a name or trademark that is under someone else's rights except yours, without proper permission is prohibited. Also, usernames that are considered offensive, vulgar, or obscene are not allowed.
A user's access to Blackbox's Service may be terminated if they are a repeat infringer of the Copyright Policy or if they violate the Terms. Blackbox may remove User Content or terminate a user's account without notice if they determine that the user or User Content has violated the Terms for any reason. Blackbox also reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, edit content, or cancel orders at their discretion.
By using and accessing the Service, you consent to protecting, compensating, and exonerating Course Connect, Inc., its licensee, and licensors, as well as their employees, contractors, agents, officers, and directors, against all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, by you or any person using your account and password; b) a breach of these Terms, or c) Content posted on the Service.
14. Intellectual Property
Blackbox and its licensors exclusively own the Service, its original content, features, and functionality, along with all associated intellectual property rights, excluding User Content provided by users. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws in the United States and foreign countries. Using Blackbox's trademarks and trade dress for any product or service requires prior written consent.
At our sole discretion, we can immediately suspend your account and block access to the Service without prior notice or liability, for any reason including, but not limited to, a violation of the Terms.
To close your account, please email us at email@example.com with the following subject line “Request to Delete Account"
The Terms include provisions that should continue even after termination, such as ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Blackbox, its licensee, licensors, employees, contractors, agents, officers, directors, and assigns harmless to the maximum extent permitted by law. This includes any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debts, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) resulting from: a) your use and access of the Service, or use by anyone with your account and password; b) your breach or violation of these Terms; c) User Content posted on the Service; and d) your violation of any law or regulation.
17. Limitation of Liability
Blackbox, its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates are not liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, such as loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses. This includes damages resulting from: (i) your access to or use of the Service, or inability to access or use it; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use, or alteration of your transmissions or content. This applies whether the damages are based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), or any other legal theory, and even if we were informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy described herein fails to achieve its essential purpose. Blackbox's total, cumulative liability for any claim, loss, or damage arising from or related to these Terms shall be limited to one hundred dollars ($100.00 USD).
Our liability cannot be limited or excluded for (X) instances of death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, the negligence of our employees, agents, or subcontractors; (Y) cases of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (Z) any other liability that applicable law prohibits from being excluded.
18. Warranty Disclaimer
When you use the Service, you are solely responsible for any risks involved. The Service is provided in its current state, and availability is not guaranteed. To the extent that the law allows, the Service is offered without any warranties, either express or implied. This includes warranties for merchantability, suitability for a specific purpose, non-infringement, or performance.
Course Connect Inc., its subsidiary companies, affiliates, and licensors cannot guarantee that the Service will always be uninterrupted, without errors, secure, or available at any particular time or location. They cannot assure that any errors or defects will be fixed, that the Service is free of harmful components like viruses, or that the use of the Service will satisfy your requirements. Additionally, they cannot confirm that the Service or the content provided through it will always be accurate or complete.
Blackbox denies any accountability or obligation for any inaccuracies, errors, or mistakes in the content, or for any property damage or personal injury of any kind caused by your use of the Service, unauthorized access to the Service, any interruptions or cessation of transmission to or from the Service, any viruses, bugs, Trojan horses, or similar things transmitted to or through the Service by a third party, errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage resulting from the use of the Service or the content that is posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made accessible through the Service.
In certain areas, restrictions on limited liability and exclusion of implicit guarantees are not permitted. As a result, not all of the above limitations and warranty disclaimers may apply to you. It is important to note that these disclaimers, exclusions, and limitations of liability form a fundamental part of the agreement between you and the other parties involved. Both parties have taken these disclaimers, exclusions, and limitations of liability into account when making this agreement, and without them, the terms and conditions outlined in these Terms would be significantly altered.
19. Governing Law
This Agreement will be governed by and construed under the laws in force within the Province of Quebec, Canada, excluding its conflict of law rules. The parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically excluded from application to this Agreement. The courts located in Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada will have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute relating to this Agreement. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
You may not transfer or assign these terms or the rights and licenses granted under them. However, Blackbox has the freedom to freely assign them without any restrictions.
This is a typical clause found in terms of service agreements for websites or other online services. It essentially states that the company has the right to change the terms of the agreement at any time, and by continuing to use the service after the changes take effect, the user agrees to be bound by the new terms. If the user does not agree with the new terms, they must stop using the service.
22. Contact Us
If you have inquiries regarding these Terms, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org