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GradePayments Terms and Conditions (Last Updated 2-27-2014)

Before using the GradePayments website or setting up your account with GradePayments (herein referred to as "we", "us", or "GP"), please read the following Terms and Conditions ("Terms") carefully. These Terms govern your access to and use of the website and services owned and/or operated by GP (collectively, the "Service"). Your access to and use of the Service are expressly conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. Your use of the Service constitutes your agreement to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Service. Note that any violation of these Terms may result in termination of your ability to access and use the Service.

In order to use the Service, you must be at least 13 years of age. You represent that you are at least 13 years old. If you are not at least 13 years old, please do not attempt to use, or set up an account to use, the Services.

The Terms also include posted terms and conditions applicable to specific services and/or features, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference. Such additional terms and conditions ("Additional Terms") will be posted for viewing in conjunction with the applicable feature or service. In the event of any conflict between the terms and conditions of these Terms (other than Section 13, 14, and 15 of these Terms) and the terms and conditions of the Additional Terms, the Additional Terms shall control; with respect to conflicts between the terms and conditions of the Additional Terms and Sections 13, 14, and 15 of these Terms, Sections 13, 14, and 15 of these Terms shall control.

We reserve the right at any time to change all or any part of these Terms; change the Service, including by eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Service; and change any fees or charges for use of the Service. Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by any means including, without limitation, posting on the Service or by electronic mail. Your continued use of the Service after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. You can determine when these Terms were last revised by referring to the "LAST UPDATED" legend at the top of these Terms. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms. Upon our request, you agree to sign a non-electronic version of these Terms. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any elimination or discontinuation of any content on or feature of the Service; or any change in any fees or charges for use of the Service.

1. Registration

When and if you set up your GP account and register to use the Service, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your email address), and (b) maintain and update your information (including your email address) to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your access to and use of the Service. Our use and disclosure of any such information that you provide is governed by our Privacy Policy.

As part of the account set-up and registration process, you may be asked to select a username and password. We may refuse to grant you a username for any reason in our sole discretion, including in the event that we determine that such user name impersonates someone else, is illegal, vulgar, or otherwise offensive, or is protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, or otherwise may cause confusion. You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password and agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to the Service to any third party. YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AND FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING PURCHASES AND/OR TRANSACTIONS, AS APPLICABLE) THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.

2. Your Use of the Service

Subject to and conditioned upon your compliance with these Terms, and solely for so long as you are permitted by GP to access to Service, we grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, nonsublicensable, limited right and license to access the Service, including any images, text, graphics, videos, visuals, sounds, data, files, links and other materials incorporated into the Service (other than your Submissions), solely as made available by us, solely as necessary to access the Service and solely for your own personal or commercial purposes, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You acknowledge and agree that certain features of the Service may include advertisements and that such advertisements are a necessary part of the Service. The Service, including all such materials and all intellectual property rights therein, remains the property of GP or its licensors or suppliers. Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not use, reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit, perform, display or create derivative works of any portion of the Service without the written consent of GP. Nothing herein grants any rights to commercially exploit any portion of the Service or any content therein. All rights not expressly granted hereunder are expressly reserved.

While using the Service you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. In addition, we expect users of the Service to respect the rights and dignity of others. Your use of the Service is conditioned in part on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in this section; any failure to comply may result in termination of your access to the Service pursuant to Section 8 below. While using the Service, you agree not to:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others' privacy rights or rights of publicity;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or use any fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate email address or other contact information;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Service, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking" or defacing any portion of the Service;
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations;
  • Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent;
  • Upload to, transmit through, or display on the Service (a) any material that is unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringes our or any third party's intellectual property or other rights; (b) any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information of any third party; or (c) any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us);
  • Use the Service to harm minors in any way, including, but not limited to, by uploading content that violates child pornography laws, child sexual exploitation laws and laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual conduct;
  • Engage in spamming or flooding;
  • Access or use (or attempt to access or use) another user's content without permission;
  • Transmit any software or other materials that contain any viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or other items of a destructive nature;
  • Modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Service;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or displayed on any portion of the Service;
  • "Frame" or "mirror" any portion of the Service, or link to any page of or material on the Service other than the URL located at http://www.GradePayments.com/ or the URLs provided by us to you for such purposes as part of the Service, without our prior written authorization;
  • Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine" or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service; or
  • Harvest or collect information about or from users of the Service without their express consent and, if such consent is provided, only pursuant to applicable law.

We may suspend and/or terminate your access to and use of the Service and/or any features made available through the Service immediately if you fail to comply with the above rules or otherwise fail to comply with these Terms.  

3.  Your Submissions

In the event that you post or upload to the Service, or otherwise submit to or through GP as part of your use of the Service, any materials including, without limitation, photographs and other images, text, graphics, videos, visuals, sounds, data, files, links and other materials (collectively, "Submissions"), you will retain ownership of such Submissions, and you hereby grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, and publicly display and perform (publicly or otherwise) such Submissions, solely in connection with the Service (including without limitation for purposes of promoting the Service). Please note that, while you retain ownership of your Submissions, any template or layout in which you arrange or organize such Submissions through tools and features made available through GP are not proprietary to you, and can be used by GP and others for any purposes. You acknowledge and agree that you have no rights in any such template and/or layout, and such template or layout shall be the sole and exclusive property of GP.

You represent, warrant and covenant that (i) you own or otherwise possess all necessary rights with respect to your Submissions, (ii) your Submissions do not and will not infringe, misappropriate, use or disclose without authorization, or otherwise violate any intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party, and are not unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, and (iii) you hereby consent to the use of your likeness, and you have obtained the written consent, release, and/or permission of every identifiable individual who appears in a Submission to use such individual's likeness, for purposes of using and otherwise exploiting the Submission in the manner contemplated by these Terms (including for purposes of promoting the Service), or, if any such identifiable individual is under the age of eighteen (18), you have obtained such written consent, release and/or permission from such individual's parent or guardian (and you agree to provide to GP a copy of any such consents, releases and/or permissions upon GP's request). If you do submit a Submission that contains the likeness of an identifiable individual is under the age of eighteen (18), we strongly encourage you not to include any identifying information (such as the individual's name or address) with such Submission.

None of the Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that we may (but are not obligated to) do any or all of the following, at our discretion: (a) monitor and/or filter any Submissions (including without limitation by means of blocking or replacing expletives or other language that may be deemed harmful or offensive); (b) alter, remove, or refuse to send, transmit or otherwise use any Submission (including, without limitation, by suspending the processing and shipping of any order relating to any Submission); and/or (c) disclose any Submissions, and the circumstances surrounding the transmission or use thereof, to any third party in order to operate the Services; to protect us and our affiliates, distributors, partners, licensors, advertisers and sponsors, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, other representatives, and users; to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; to enforce these Terms; or for any other reason or purpose.

Please note that we may also provide users with an automated method of reporting Submissions that they believe to be inappropriate. If we do provide such a method, Submissions that are reported more than a certain number of times may be automatically removed from the Service; provided, however, that GP has no obligation to remove Submissions in response to user reports or requests. GP is not responsible for, and will have no liability for, the removal or non-removal of any Submissions from the Service. We recommend you keep back-up copies of your Submissions on your hard drive or other personal system, as the Service is not intended to be used as a back-up solution for storing your Submissions.

4.  Transmissions

Some features of the Service enable you to send and receive transmissions. You acknowledge and agree that GP has no responsibility or liability for any transmissions, and/or any content included in such transmissions, sent or received by you. GP reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at any time, to set limits on the number and size of any transmissions sent by or received through the Service and/or the amount of storage space available for transmissions or for any feature made available through the Service.

5.  Making Purchases

If you wish to purchase any products or services through the Service, we will ask you to supply certain information applicable to your purchase, including, without limitation, payment and other information. Any such information will be treated as described in our Privacy Policy. All information that you provide to us or our third party payment processor must be accurate, current and complete. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT MEANS USED TO INITIATE ANY TRANSACTION. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or any users of your account and credit card (or other applicable payment mechanism) at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. You will also be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to your purchases. Verification of information applicable to a purchase may be required prior to our acceptance of any order.

Descriptions, images, references, features, content, specifications, products, price and availability of any products or services are subject to change without notice, and our current prices can be found on the Service. We make reasonable efforts to accurately display the attributes of our products, including the applicable colors; however, the actual color you see will depend on your computer system, and we cannot guarantee that your computer will accurately display such colors. The inclusion of any products or services on the Service at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to the possession, use and sale of any item purchased through the Service. By placing an order, you represent that the products ordered will be used only in a lawful manner. We reserve the right, with or without prior notice, to limit the available quantity of or discontinue any product or service; to honor, or impose conditions on the honoring of, any coupon, coupon code, promotional code or other similar promotions; to bar any user from making any or all purchase(s); and/or to refuse to provide any user with any product or service.

Title and risk of loss for any purchases pass to you upon our delivery to our carrier. When you place an order, we will not charge you until we ship the items ordered. We reserve the right to ship partial orders (at no additional cost to you), and the portion of any order that is partially shipped may be charged at the time of shipment.

6.  Copyright Issues

GP is committed to protecting copyrights and expects users of the Service to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any material used or displayed on or through the Service infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include 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) identification 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) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the material on the Service; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has 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 that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. DMCA notices and counter-notices regarding the Service should be sent via email to admin@gradepayments.com or mail to:

GradePayments ATTN: Legal Dept.
3616 Harden Blvd #133
Lakeland, FL 33803

7.   Term and Termination

These Terms shall remain effective until terminated as set forth herein. We may, in our sole discretion, immediately terminate these Terms, and/or your access to and use of the Service or any portion thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms. Upon termination of these Terms, your right to access and/or use the Service will immediately cease. You agree that any termination of your access to or use of the Service may be effected without prior notice, and that we may immediately deactivate or delete your password and user name, and all related information and files associated with it (including all Submissions), and/or bar any further access to such information or files. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to you after any such termination. Except for the license to access and use the Service granted to you in Section 2, the rights and obligations of the parties as set forth herein will survive termination.

8.  Third-Party Websites, Software and Services

The Service may direct you to websites, software or services owned or operated by third parties ("Third Party Properties"). We have not reviewed all of the Third Party Properties to which you may be directed and we have no control over such Third Party Properties. We have no control over and are not responsible for (a) the content and operation of such Third Party Properties, or (b) the privacy or other practices of such Third Party Properties. The fact that the Service directs you to such Third Party Properties does not indicate any approval or endorsement of any Third Party Properties. We direct you to such Third Party Properties only as a convenience. You are responsible for the costs associated with such Third Party Properties, including any applicable license fees and service charges. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the terms of use and practices of any such Third Party Properties.

Other web sites may provide links to the Service with or without our authorization. We do not endorse such sites, and are not and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from those sites to the Service, any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or through such other sites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection therewith.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY WEB SITES AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH WEB SITES AND RESOURCES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.

We shall have the right, at any time and in our sole discretion, to block links to the Service through technological or other means without prior notice.

9. Promotions

In addition to the terms and conditions of these Terms, any contests, sweepstakes, surveys, games or similar promotions (collectively, "Promotions") made available through the Site may be governed by specific rules that are separate from this Agreement. By participating in any such Promotion, you will become subject to those rules, which may vary from the terms and conditions set forth herein. We urge you to review any specific rules applicable to a particular Promotion, which will be linked from such Promotion, and to review our Privacy Policy which, in addition to these Terms, governs any information you submit in connection with such activities. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules conflict with these Terms, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.

10.  Access By Minors

We hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the websites of GetNetWise (http://kids.getnetwise.org/) and OnGuard Online (http://onguardonline.gov/). Please note that GP does not endorse any of the products or services listed at such sites.

11.  U.S. Government Restricted Rights

If you are an agency or instrumentality of the United States Government, any software and documentation included in the Service are "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation", and pursuant to FAR 12.212 or DFARS 227.7202, and their successors, as applicable, use, reproduction and disclosure of such software and documentation are governed by these Terms.

12.  Export

Software and material included in the Service may be subject to United States export controls. You will comply fully with all applicable export laws and regulations of the United States, including, without limitation, the U.S. Export Administration Regulations.

13.  Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our affiliates, distributors, partners, licensors, advertisers and sponsors, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents and other representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of these Terms, including any violation of the rules set forth in Section 2 above; (b) your Submissions; and/or (c) your activities in connection with the Service (including, without limitation, any and all purchases or transactions).

14.  Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL MATERIALS INCORPORATED THEREIN AND ALL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, GP AND ITS AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS, AND OUR AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. WE, OUR AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS, AND OUR AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SERVICE IS OFFERED OR ANY SOFTWARE INCORPORATED INTO THE SERVICE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF GP AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS AND/OR SPONSORS, AND/OR OUR AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, WHETHER MADE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

15.  Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER GP NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL MATERIALS INCORPORATED THEREIN AND ALL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SERVICE). YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SOLE, EXCLUSIVE AND MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF GP ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE $100. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

16. Policy for Idea Submission

Many of our customers are interested in submitting ideas and suggestions for products and services to be used at GP, either independently of, or in conjunction with, our internally developed concepts. We appreciate our customers' interest in improving the Service; however, please note that any such ideas or suggestions that you submit will be owned by GP, and you hereby irrevocably assign any intellectual property rights in such ideas and suggestions to GP. In the event that the foregoing assignment is held to be ineffective for any reason, your ideas and suggestions will be treated as Submissions, subject to the license granted to GP in Section 3 of these Terms. If you intend to retain any intellectual property rights in your ideas and suggestions (patent, trade secrets, copyright, trademark, etc.) please do not submit them to us without our prior written approval. You can inquire regarding such approval by sending a letter to GradePayments, LLC. 3616 Harden Blvd #133, Lakeland FL 33803. If we are interested in pursuing any idea or suggestion of yours, we will contact you. Please note that an additional legal agreement may be required by GP in order to evaluate your idea or suggestion.

17.   Intellectual Property Notices

All trademarks and service marks on the Service not owned by us are the property of their respective owners. The trade names, trademarks and service marks owned by us, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. Nothing contained on the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of our trade names, trademarks or service marks without our express prior written consent.

18.   Jurisdictional Issues

The Service is controlled and operated by GP from the United States, and is not intended to subject GP to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. GP does not represent or warrant that the Service or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Service do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the Service's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any State or Federal court located in the County of Polk, Florida, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

19.  Severability

If any provision of these Terms, or the application thereof to any person, place or circumstance, shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or otherwise unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, or, if incapable of such enforcement, shall be deemed to be deleted from these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms and such provisions as applied to other persons, places and circumstances shall remain in full force and effect.

20.  Waiver

No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default, nor shall any delay or omission on the part of either party to exercise or avail itself of any right or remedy that it has or may have hereunder operate as a waiver of any right or remedy.

21.  Force Majeure

GP shall not be liable for damages for any delay or failure arising out of causes beyond its reasonable control and without default or negligence, including but not limited to acts of God, war, riot, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes, or shortages of transportation, facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

22.  Entire Agreement

This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter. These Terms are not assignable, transferable or sublicenseable by you except with our prior written consent. These Terms may not be modified or amended except as set forth in the introductory section of these Terms. Any heading, caption or section title contained in these Terms is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof.

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ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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A.  Web Addresses (URLs)

As part of the Service's online image share feature, we may provide you with access to and use of certain personalized pages on the Service and the corresponding web addresses (URLs) chosen by you. However, we do not guarantee the availability of any particular web page or URL, and we reserve the right, at any time and in our sole discretion, to reclaim, suspend, terminate and/or transfer any such web page or URL. In such cases, we may, at our option, provide you with another web page and URL.

B.  Our Services

GP has established an online platform to allow Students to connect with Sponsors through Projects created by the Student for the purpose of monetary reward. GP connects Sponsors and Students through a proprietary system used to host, track, and collect any achieved financial rewards from Projects as a Service to our members.  

C.  Use of our Service as a Student

When you register as a Student on GP you provide us information for the purposes of creating your profile and for creating a Project or projects, all for the purpose if earning cash rewards. All data that you provide for grade, goal, or Project verification in the form of report cards, transcripts, academic records, or test results will not be tampered with in any way. GP reserves the right to not approve any verification data should we perceive it has been tampered with. Should GP not approve your verification data we will contact the Student for additional documentation for approval. If no additional or insufficient verification data can be supplied, GP may, at its discretion, close the Project without Sponsor funding. GP may also close other current Projects listed with the Student and ban the Student from future use of the GP system.  

D.  Use of our Service as a Sponsor

When you register as a Sponsor with GP, you authorize GP to send you invoices through our payment system for rewards earned by Students you Sponsor. You understand that GP does not require official transcripts and that the GP team will, to the best of its abilities, attempt to verify the Project verification data submitted by the Student prior to sending you a payment request for your pledged amounts. The Sponsor releases GP from any and all liability in the case of fraudulent verification materials provided by Students to Projects.  As a Sponsor you agree that by pledging reward amounts to Students in a Project that you are liable to pay all funds earned from achievement of the goals associated with any particular Project.

E.  Relationship of Parties

Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to create the relationship of employer and employee, partnership or joint venture, between GP, Students, or Sponsors. Neither party is authorized to bind the other or assume obligations in the name of or on the account of the other, nor shall either of the parties make any representations or warranties on behalf of the other, except as expressly authorized by such other party in writing.

F. FEES

Student and Sponsor agree that GP will process all billing, invoicing, and reporting for the agreed upon Service(s) between the parties. All payments due from Sponsors are due within 30 days after receipt of notice. GP will pre-authorize the Sponsor’s funds and collect its fee from the Sponsor’s payment concurrent with funds being released to the Student. GP reserves the right to change the fees associated with its services at any point in time without prior notice. The GP service fee is 5% of all funded transactions. All payments from Sponsor to GP and from GP to Student are made via WePay. The processing fees charged by WePay, typically 2.9% + $0.30, are collected when a payment is made from the Sponsor to GP.

Example: Student earns $100 from a Sponsor’s pledged amount. WePay collects $2.90 + $0.30 for a total of $3.20. GP collects its fee of 5% or $5.00. The Sponsor is charged $108.20 and the Student receives $100.00. 

G. PROJECT RULES

The terms and rules set forth below will govern the conduct of Projects conducted through the GP system. The Project rules may be changed at any time prior to the commencement of a Project by posting the amended rules on the Terms and Conditions listed herein. GP may add, delete or modify the Services in its sole discretion, at any time.

Types of Projects

GP offers three different types of Project formats. Students and Sponsors should be familiar with the different formats prior to posting a Project or pledging an amount for goal achievement on a Project. Students select which type of Project they will post.

Subject Reward – this method allows Sponsors to set different potential reward amounts for subjects they deem more valuable than others.

GPA – Sponsors can reward the Student’s overall achievements with a single reward tied to a standard 4.0 GPA scale.

Single Test  - Students can ask for sponsorship for achieving a goal on a unique, one time event, such as a final exam, the SAT, or a trade certification.

Project Limitations

  • A Student is allowed to have no more than two (6) active projects running concurrently.
  • A Student can only complete four (12) projects per year.
  • The maximum project length is one hundred twenty (150) days.

No Endorsement

GP does not endorse or guarantee any particular Student or Sponsor for any Project or transaction agreement.

Certification

By connecting to Students in any type of Project, the Sponsor certifies that it has the required power and authority to act on behalf of its company or organization and agrees to meet all other obligations listed in the Terms and Conditions and the online agreement.

Cancellation or Rejection of a Project

GP reserves the right to cancel any Project in the event the Student or Sponsor ceases to remain a member of GP or if GP determines, in its sole discretion, that the Project or any activity in connection therewith is fraudulent or violates any applicable law or regulation, GP policy, or these Project rules.

A Sponsor may cancel a pledge to a Project at any time, for any reason. In the event that a pledge to a Project is cancelled, GP will notify the Student regarding the cancellation. A Student may cancel a Project at any time, for any reason.  In the event that the Student elects to re-post or re-list the Project, either with the same or modified terms, such re-posting will constitute a new Project and the pledge process will begin again, subject to approval of GP.

Confidentiality

GP will make every effort possible not to reveal, to any party outside of the Project, the identity of a Student or Sponsor participating in a Project.


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