Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Welcome to Greenvarsity.org, an online learning platform dedicated to sustainability issues related to development.  Greenvarsity.org website and service including (without limitation) all websites, mobile applications and other interactive properties through which the service is delivered (collectively, the “Service”) are owned, operated and distributed by GreenVarsity™ (pvt) Ltd, an entity duly incorporated in the Republic of South Africa (referred to in these Terms of Service as “Green Varsity” or “we” and through similar words such as “us,” “our,” etc.). By accessing any part of the Service, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions described below (these “Terms of Service”), the terms and conditions of our privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) and any other legal notices published by us on the Service (collectively, the “Governing Documents”). If you do not agree to any of these terms, you should not use the Service. These Terms of Service apply to all users, including both users who are simply viewing content available via the Service and users who have registered as students, teachers or moderators of  GreenVarsity.

We may, at our sole discretion, modify these Terms of Service at any time. By accessing the Service at any time after such modifications, you are agreeing to such modifications. These Terms of Service were last modified as of 5th of February, 2017.

Description of Service

The Green Varsity is an online platform that allows students interested in sustainability and development issues to find courses not only acquaints them but also capacitates them to take some action for the benefit of their community. The service also allows teachers in the sustainable development and climate change space to find students interested in taking their classes.

We reserve the right to refuse to provide the Service to any person for any reason and/or to discontinue the Service in whole or in part at any time, with or without prior notice.


Copyright, Licenses and User Submissions

The entire contents of the Service are protected by international copyright and trademark laws and other proprietary rights. The owners of the copyrights and trademarks are Green Varsity, its affiliates and/or other third party licensors. YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, COPY, REPRODUCE, REPUBLISH, UPLOAD, POST, TRANSMIT, OR DISTRIBUTE, IN ANY MANNER, THE MATERIAL ON THE SERVICE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, CODE AND/OR SOFTWARE. You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the Service solely for your own non-commercial use provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials, and not to share any material that you paid for with anyone else who has not also purchased a license for that material.

You may not use any robots, spiders, or similar data mining, data gathering or extraction tools or manual processes to collect, gather or copy any content or data on or related to the Service in a manner not authorized by Green Varsity in writing. You may not engage in practices of “screen scraping,” “database scraping” or any other practice or activity the purpose of which is to obtain lists of users, portions of a database, or other lists or information from the Service, in any manner and any quantities not authorized by Green Varsity in writing. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Green Varsity or its affiliates without express written consent. You may not use meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the Green Varsity name or trademarks without the express written consent of Green Varsity.

Content submitted by users for inclusion on the Service (including, without limitation, any information submitted on message boards, forums or other public areas of the Service) is sometimes referred to in these Terms of Service as “User Submissions.” Whether or not any User Submission is published, it will be subject to these Terms of Service. Green Varsity does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to a User Submission, regardless of whether or not it is published. You are solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to your User Submissions (and all content included therein), including the right to authorize Green Varsity to use the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Service and these Terms of Service.

You hereby grant to Green Varsity a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, with the right to sub-license, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any User Submissions or any other materials or information (including, without limitation, ideas for new or improved products or services) you communicate to Green Varsity by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You also grant to Green Varsity the right to use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Green Varsity for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to Green Varsity.

We neither endorse nor assume any liability for the contents of any User Submission. We generally do not pre-screen, monitor, or edit User Submissions. However, we and our agents have the right at their sole discretion to remove any User Submission or other content that, in our judgment, does not comply with these Terms of Service and any other rules of user conduct for the Service, or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing any such User Submission or other content. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against us arising out of such removal of any User Submission, whether it is your own or another user’s. See “Copyrights, Licenses and User Submissions” above for a description of the procedures to be followed in the event that any party believes that a User Submission infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party.

Green Varsity will not tolerate violations of intellectual property rights on the Service. If you are a copyright owner and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification as provided for in the Copyright Act, 1978 of South Africa. To provide Green Varsity notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of “Companies and Intellectual Protection Commission care of info@greenvarsity.org  setting forth the information specified by the Commission. You may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright.

Account Terms

The following terms apply to your use of the Service and any account that you may open or attempt to open via the Service:

  1. You must be 16 years or older to use the Service.
  2. You must be a human to open an account. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
  3. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. We view any actions taken by your account as taken by you. Green Varsity will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.

Changing Fees

We reserve the right, at any time, to change any fees or charges for using any services provided on the Service (or to begin charging fees for any free service), provided that such changes will not apply to fees or charges paid or free services used prior to the time of the change.


Rules for All Users

The Green Varsity platform is accessed across Africa and the world at large. When you sign up for the Site, you agree to the following rules:

  1. You will use the Service only for lawful purposes and agree to not use the Service in any way that will infringe upon the use or rights of any other user.
  2. Your use of the Service is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for the substance of your communications through the Service.
  3. You will not upload any copyrighted, trademarked, or proprietary materials on the Service without the expressed permission of the owner. You will not post any content that infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any party.
  4. You assume full responsibility for the content of the Service offered.
  5. You understand that classes posted are publicly available to be viewed and accessed by any student.
  6. You agree that you will not engage in any behavior that constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spamming”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling.
  7. You will not share content from the Service with anyone who is not properly licensed to access the content.
  8. You will not upload, share, post, distribute or otherwise partake in any behavior that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates our rules or policies.
  9. You will not partake in any behavior that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability.
  10. You will not share software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party.
  11. You will not impersonate any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.
  12. You will not use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. Not all parts of the Service may be available to you or other authorized users of the Service. You shall not interfere with anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Service. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.

Specific Rules for Teachers

When you publish a class on the Site, you agree to the following rules:

  1. You will honor any enrollments through Greenvarsity.org at the price and time listed in the Service, and not to refuse enrollments or participation by any student for any discriminatory or other illegal reason.
  2. You grant us the right to place advertisements on your content at our sole discretion.
  3. Any content you submit to the Service will not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material.
  4. You represent and warrant to Green Varsity that you are qualified to teach the classes that you list with the Service and that you will at all times conduct yourself in a professional manner and in compliance with all applicable laws.
  5. You understand that, if you teach a class, your students will have the ability to post a review of this class. We cannot control the contents of any such review and will not be held responsible for any information or opinions that a user may include in any such review.
  6. You may choose to remove content from your class and will continue to own such content, but we will continue to have the right to use that content and to provide it to students who have paid for or enrolled in your class.
  7. You grant us full ownership of any video content that we have filmed for you. It is at our sole discretion to remove, add, or edit that video content.
  8. You agree that you will not submit content to Green Varsity that violates the Green Varsity Community and Class Guidelines, which may be occasionally updated.
  9. Green Varsity reserves the right to, but is under no obligation, to delete the listing of any class at any time and for any reason.

Specific Rules for Students

When you enroll in a class on the Site, you agree to the following rules:

  1. You will accept all of the terms and conditions including the cancellation policy listed in the Service when you agree to enroll in or access a class on Green Varsity.
  2. You will follow all reasonable rules set by a teacher and or moderator with respect to a class, and you will not take any actions to interfere with the teacher or any other students in the class.
  3. You may access class content for your information and personal use only.
  4. You will not copy any materials or techniques for purposes of your own or others’ classes, or for interfering with any class or the teacher’s ongoing relationship with any students participating in such class.
  5. Green Varsity reserves the right to delete or suspend your account if you violate any of our rules, or at any time and for any reason.

Data Policy

When a student takes a class on Green Varsity, we will share the student’s username and profile with the teacher for the purpose of teaching these students on Green Varsity. By enrolling in a class on Green Varsity, a student grants to us permission to share that student’s information with the teacher. The teacher is required to respect the privacy of the student. The teacher has a limited license to use this information only for Green Varsity-related communications or for Green Varsity-facilitated transactions. The teacher may use that personal information for no other purpose, such as sending unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Without express consent from that person, you must not misuse any student’s personal information. Remember that you need to comply with all relevant legal rules when you use Green Varsity. This includes applicable data protection and privacy laws, which govern the ways in which you can use another Green Varsity user’s information.

Teaching or Participating in a Class

These Terms of Service and the Governing Documents are in addition to any agreements, releases or other documents (the “Class Agreements”) that a teacher and student may enter into in connection with a class, including any Class Agreements entered into through the Service. Students and teachers are each responsible to the other for complying with the terms of the Class Agreements, but Green Varsity has no control over either party’s compliance. Among other things, Green Varsity cannot control (a) the provisions of the Class Agreements, (b) the accuracy or legality of the Class Agreements or (c) any party’s performance of its obligations under the Class Agreements. Accordingly, Green Varsity shall not be held responsible for any liability arising out of the Class Agreements or any actions that you may take in reliance thereon, and is not a party to any transaction between you and any other user. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU HEREBY RELEASE GREEN VARSITY AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SKILLSHARE PARTIES”) FROM ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED OR UNDISCLOSED, RELATING TO ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO THE CLASS AGREEMENTS OR ANY TRANSACTION OR ATTEMPTED TRANSACTION WITH ANOTHER USER OF THE SERVICE (WHETHER A STUDENT OR TEACHER). YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND AND INTEND THAT THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE IS BINDING UPON YOU AND YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AGENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS.

Your teaching or participation in a class is at your sole risk. Green Varsity does not supervise classes and is not involved in any way with the actions of any individuals (whether students or teachers) at any class. As a result, we have no control over the identity or actions of the individuals who are present at these classes, and we request that our users exercise caution and good judgment when participating in Classes. You acknowledge and agree that by participating in any class (whether as a student or teacher) you may be exposed to a variety of risks and hazards, which may or may not be foreseen, including (without limitation) personal injury, property damage and death. You are solely responsible for all costs and/or risks associated with your participation in any class. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU HEREBY RELEASE GREEN VARSITY AND EACH OF THE OTHER GREEN VARSITY PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED OR UNDISCLOSED, RELATING TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY EVENT, WHETHER AS A STUDENT OR TEACHER. YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND AND INTEND THAT THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE IS BINDING UPON YOU AND YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AGENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS.

Membership Fees

  1. Green Varsity collects all fees and pays out all teachers through third party providers. Each provider is its own company, and Green Varsity isn’t responsible for its performance.
  2. No refunds are offered for Premium Membership fees or any other fees collected by the Service.
  3. Fees for Premium Membership or any other portion of the Service may be changed at any time without prior notice.

 

Teacher Payments

  1. Teachers may earn revenue by publishing classes or offering additional services through Green Varsity. To qualify for payments each month, at least twenty (20) students should be enrolled in your class.
  2. Green Varsity pays teachers on the 20th of the month. Payouts sent on the 20th of each month are for transactions that have occurred in the previous calendar month.
  3. Monthly payouts begin the month following the month in which a teacher publishes their first class and a minimum of twenty (20) students enroll for the class.
  4.  The Teacher will receive 30% of the revenue generated from their class. The specifics of the distribution calculation are subject to change from time to time.
  5. Teachers have 30 days from the time at which a payment was or should have been made to report any discrepancies. After 30 days, you have waived your right to dispute any payment.
  6. Teachers and students agree that Green Varsity’s sole responsibility is to process payments and pay out teachers in the proportions set forth above. Green Varsity is not party to any payment transaction between any student and/or teacher outside its set parameters and cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from any such transaction.
  7. Teachers are responsible for all income, sales, and other taxes associated with the fees they earn. Green Varsity reserves the right to withhold any payment until it has received all tax identification information it requires to satisfy its obligations.
  8. Green Varsity reserves the right to withhold or cancel payments to Teachers if it deems, in its sole judgement and absolute discretion, that the Teacher engaged in behavior that violated any part of this Agreement.

Teacher Referral Program

As a teacher on Green Varsity, you may participate in our “Teacher Referral Program” by referring potential students to the Service. Under the Teacher Referral Program, you will receive an award of $5 for each new user that visits Green Varsity through your unique referral link and pays for their class. Award payments are subject to forfeiture or clawback if the student disputes the credit card charge or otherwise violates the payment terms, or if the teacher is found to be in violation of our terms. You will receive this reward within 50 days of the student paying for their class.

In order to receive a Teacher Referral Award, each of the following requirements must be met: (i) you must log in to your Green Varsity account on the Service and locate your “Referral Link”; (ii) you must share the Referral Link generated by Green Varsity with friends, family, and followers; (iii) a student who clicks your Referral Link must create a Green Varsity account, enroll and pay for their first class.

 

Cancellations and Refunds

Green Varsity is not responsible or liable for any refunds for workshops, or other purchases on the Service.

Payments

Students shall pay the full amount for each class they seek to undertake prior to the commencement of the class.

No Refunds

Payments are nonrefundable and there are no refund or credits for partially used periods. Following any cancellation, however, you will continue to access to your class till its completion.

Cancellations

You may cancel your Green Varsity Membership at any time for any or no reason. If you have canceled your Green Varsity  Membership, you will lose access to all Membership Classes you enrolled into during your Membership.

Free Courses

From time to time, we or others on our behalf may offer free courses open to students of the Green Varsity. Green Varsity reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine your eligibility for a free course, and, subject to applicable laws, to withdraw or to modify a free course at any time without prior notice and with no liability, to the greatest extent permitted under the law.

For some of the free classes, we will require you to provide your payment details to start the class. At the end of such free class, we may automatically start to charge you for the advanced course carrying on from the free class. By providing your payment details in conjunction with the free class, you agree to this charge using such payment details. If you do not want this charge, you must cancel the applicable paid subscription through your payment settings within your Green Varsity account profile.

Price Changes

We reserve the right to adjust pricing for our service, or any components thereof in any manner and at any time as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in these Terms of Use, any price changes to your service will take effect following email notice to you.

Student Referral Program

You may participate in our “Student Referral Program” by referring potential students to the Service. Under the Student Referral Program, you will receive an award (a “Student Referral Award”) of a “green token “ that is redeemable for anything that is payable on Green Varsity.

In order to receive a Student Referral Award, each of the following requirements must be met (any referral for which all such requirements are met hereinafter referred to as a “Qualified Student Referral”): (i) you must log in to your Green Varsity account on the Service and select the “Invite Friends” link; (ii) you must share the link provided with friends via Facebook, Twitter or similar services, by copying and pasting the Unique Referral Link generated via the Service, by sending the Unique Referral Link in an email via the Services to your friends, or by using the other tools provided by Green Varsity to share the Unique Referral Link with friends; and (iii) a friend who clicks the Unique Referral Link must create a Green Varsity account and successfully enroll for a class.

We reserve the right to suspend your account and remove referrals should we notice any activity we determine as abuse of the referral program.

Referral Awards Generally

Satisfaction of a Qualified Referral (as hereinafter defined) and the Referral Award (Green Token) you receive will be reflected in your Green Varsity account in a commercially reasonable amount of time after the Qualified Referral has been completed. The Referral Awards you accrue will be displayed in your Green Varsity account referrals page. Referral Awards can be accrued solely by you and you may not earn Referral Awards by permitting another individual to use your Green Varsity account. Referral Awards accrued in multiple Green Varsity accounts may not be combined into one Green Varsity account. You may not earn Referral Awards by creating multiple Green Varsity and for the avoidance of doubt the opening of multiple accounts is not permissible.

For purposes hereof, a “Qualified Referral” means a Qualified Student Referral, and a “Referral Award” means a Student Referral Award.

We reserve the right to suspend your account and remove referrals should we notice any activity we determine as abuse of the referral program.

Green Varsity Rights

Green Varsity reserves these rights:

  • We can make changes to the Green Varsity Site and Services without notice or liability.
  • We have the right to terminate your membership, account, payment, or other affiliation with the Service at any time and for any reason. We can change our eligibility criteria at any time. If law prohibits these things where you live, then we revoke your right to use Green Varsity in that jurisdiction.
  • We will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
  • We have the right to remove a teacher from the Mentorship Programme at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion, should we identify that their account is associated with behavior that we deem to be in violation of our rules or guidelines.
  • We have the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any class, comment, or other posted comment at any time and for any reason.

Green Varsity is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE SERVICE AND MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) THE SERVICE AND MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR MATERIALS WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY CLASS THAT YOU ATTEND VIA THE SERVICE, OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE FROM US OR OUR AFFILIATES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR BE FREE FROM MISTAKES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS.

THE SERVICE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE SERVICE AND ANY OF THE CONTENT OR FEATURES INCLUDED THEREIN, INCLUDING THE PRICES AND ACCESS RULES FOR ANY FUNCTIONALITY, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE CONTENT INCLUDED ON THE SERVICE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND WE MAKE NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH CONTENT.

THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.

Through your use of the Service, you may have the opportunities to engage in commercial transactions with other users and vendors, including (without limitation) students and teachers. You acknowledge that all transactions relating to any class or other merchandise or services offered by any party, including, but not limited to the purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery terms relating to such transactions, are agreed to solely between the seller or purchaser of such merchandise and services and you. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY TRANSACTIONS EXECUTED THROUGH, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH TRANSACTIONS ARE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLASS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE FROM A THIRD PARTY IS PROVIDED SOLELY BY SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND NOT BY US OR ANY OTHER OF OUR AFFILIATES.

Content available through the Service or presented at any class represents the opinions and judgments of an information provider, user, or other person or entity, which we endorse.  We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of, any opinion, advice, or statement made by anyone other than an authorized Green Varsity spokesperson speaking in his/her official capacity. Please refer to the specific editorial policies posted on various sections of the Service for further information, which policies are incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.

The Classes offered on Green Varsity are offered directly by the teachers unless the contrary is stated. Green Varsity is not responsible or liable for any information on its Service listings or profiles. Green Varsity is not responsible for any changes made to a class by the teacher.

You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the Service may occur as normal events. You further understand and agree that we have no control over third party networks you may access in the course of the use of the Service, and therefore, delays and disruption of other network transmissions are completely beyond our control.

You understand and agree that the Service is provided “AS IS” and that we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR ANY OTHER  GREEN VARSITY PARTY BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR OF ANY WEB SITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THE SERVICE.

FURTHER, NEITHER WE,NOR ANY OTHER GREEN VARSITY PARTY, SHALL BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CLASS OR OTHER THIRD PARTY GOODS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR FOR ASSISTANCE IN CONDUCTING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN A STUDENT AND TEACHER.

Indemnification

Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and the other Green Varsity Parties harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, that arise from your violation of these Terms of Service or any of the other Governing Documents, or other negligent or wrongful conduct. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

Miscellaneous

You agree that the Service shall be deemed a passive interactive service based solely in Johannesburg and shall not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Green Varsity, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Johannesburg. These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Policy and the other Governing Documents, shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the internal laws of South Africa, without regard to conflicts of law principles. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between Green Varsity and you for any purpose concerning these Terms of Service, the Privacy Policy, the other Governing Documents or your use of the Service shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to any of the foregoing matters must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.

You and Green Varsity agree that any dispute or claim arising from or relating to the Terms shall be finally settled by arbitration, using the English language, administered by the Arbitration foundation of Southern Africa under its Commercial Arbitration Rules then in effect (those rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this section). Our arbitration will be handled by a sole arbitrator in accordance with those rules. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court that has jurisdiction. Any arbitration under the Terms will take place on an individual basis. You understand that by agreeing to the Terms, you and Green Varsity are each waiving the right to trial or to participate in a class action. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to bring an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable or conservatory relief, pending a final decision by the arbitrator.

These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Policy and the other Governing Documents, constitute the entire agreement between you and Green Varsity concerning the Service and the services provided by Green Varsity. If any provision of any such document is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions thereof, which shall remain in full force and effect. Green Varsity’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Service or any of the other Governing Documents shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Terms of Service. Green Varsity may assign its rights and duties under these Terms of Service or any of the other Governing Documents to any party at any time without notice to you.

Most communication between Green varsity and you will be sent and received electronically. You agree that all electronic communication between Green Varsity and you shall satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

Any rights of Green Varsity not expressly granted herein are reserved.

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