Terms of Service
In a nutshell:
- We (or our licensors) own the intellectual property rights in our services and service content. If you submit content for inclusion into our services, you assign all your intellectual property rights in such content to us, and we grant you a non-exclusive license to keep using your own content elsewhere. Of course, you must either own the rights to such content, or have the rights owner’s permission to do so. If you think that some content has been included into our services in violation of your rights, contact us and we’ll sort it out.
- You may only use our services and service content as set out in these Terms of Service. If you don’t agree with our terms, you must not use our services. We may modify the terms from time to time; if we do so, we will let you know and give you an opportunity to terminate your account if you do not agree with our modified terms.
- We do our best but we cannot guarantee your success in learning. We also assume no responsibility for the results of your future use of the languages that you may or may not have learned with us.
Note that we offer certain Services in cooperation with our partners (“Cooperative Services”). If you choose to use Cooperative Services, you must additionally accept the terms of service and privacy policies of our respective partners.
(2) Your account and information
We reserve the right to restrict access to some or all Services at our discretion. We may choose to make certain Services accessible to you only against identification and/or payment.
To create your user account, we need you to give us certain personally identifiable information about yourself, including your email address and a password of your choice (your account information). By giving us your email address, you agree that we may use it to contact you for customer support, confirmations, product or service offers, and other matters. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential.
We may permit you to submit some content for inclusion into the Services. In such cases, you must ensure that you don’t violate anyone else’s rights, and you must give us license to use your content in our Services. For more details, refer to Article 4, “User-generated content”.
You may request to terminate your account by contacting our customer support team. Upon termination of your user account, we will immediately and permanently delete all personally identifiable information that you have given us (including your account information), but we may keep non-personally identifiable demographic information, the data that we have gathered as you used the Services, and your user content as long as we see fit.
When you subscribe to our paid Services, you will have the right to request a refund during 14 calendar days from the date of your original purchase. After the expiry of this period, you may still cancel your subscription at any time; there will be no refund but you will be able to use the paid Services until the end of your then-current subscription period, after which your subscription will no longer be renewed. Please contact our customer support team to request a refund or cancel your subscription.
(3) License to use the Services
Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the Services and Service Content. You may use the Services and Service Content only for your own personal language learning, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms.
You must not reproduce, redistribute, sell, rent, sublicense, publicly display, publicly perform, make available, modify, transmit or otherwise exploit Service Content outside the Services, whether commercially or not. Where we make Service Content specifically available for use outside the Services, such use is subject to an additional license.
You must not use the Services in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to our website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Services; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use the Services to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including, without limitation, scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to the Services without our express written consent.
You must not use the Services to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications. “Lingvist” and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos (collectively “marks”) used in connection with the Services are trademarks or service marks of Lingvist or their respective owners, and certain of such marks may be registered. Nothing in these Terms grants you any right to reproduce or otherwise use these marks.
(4) User-generated content
In these Terms, “your user content” means material (including, without limitation, text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to the Services, for whatever purpose.
You represent and warrant that your user content either:
- is not subject to your or anyone else’s copyright, related right, right of maker of database or any other right substantially similar to any of the foregoing; or
- is subject only to your own copyright.
In the latter case, by submitting your used content to the Services, you:
- assign to us, free of charge and to the maximum extent permissible under any applicable law, your copyright in your user content; and
- grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable during the term of the licensed rights, exclusive and royalty-free license to exercise, for any purpose, your copyright in your user content insofar it cannot be assigned but can be licensed; to sublicense these rights, and to bring an action for infringement of these rights; and
- commit to never exercise of your copyright in your user content insofar it can neither be assigned nor licensed.
In consideration of your assignment, grant and/or commitment set forth above, we grant to you a worldwide, irrevocable during the term of the licensed rights, non-exclusive, royalty-free and sublicensable license to use your user content for any purpose. For the sake of clarity, this license only applies to the material originally submitted by yourself.
Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
You must not submit any user content that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
Notwithstanding our rights under these Terms in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website. If you discover any content on our website that appears to infringe your rights, send us a specific claim to email@example.com and we will promptly remove the infringing content.
You agree that your use of the Services is at your own sole risk and that the Services are provided on an “as is, as available” basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Lingvist and its affiliates, officers and/or employees expressly disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, regarding the Services, including any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement.
We strive to maintain the Services on a commercially reasonable basis. We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information provided through the Services; nor do we commit to ensuring that the Services remain available or that the Service Content is kept up-to-date.
We try to make the Services accessible via most popular web browsers and devices. However, we cannot guarantee that the Services will function properly with all browsers, devices, and network services.
(6) Limitations and exclusions of liability
Nothing in these Terms will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these Terms: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the Terms or in relation to the subject matter of the Terms, including liabilities arising in contract and/or in tort.
To the extent that the Services and Service Content are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these Terms.
(8) Breaches of these Terms
Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms, if you breach these Terms in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the Services, prohibiting you from accessing the Services, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the Services, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the Services and/or bringing court proceedings against you.
(9) Changes to the Terms
We may revise these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms will apply to your use of the Services from the date of the publication of the revised Terms on our website or at a later date if specified in the revised Terms.
If we revise these Terms, we will notify you about it (e.g. via email or when you use the Services again). If you do not agree with the revised Terms, you may request to terminate your user account.
We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these Terms without notifying you or obtaining your consent.
You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.
If a provision of these Terms is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
(12) Exclusion of third party rights
These Terms are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these Terms is not subject to the consent of any third party.
(13) Entire agreement; language
(14) Law and jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Republic of Estonia, and any disputes relating to these Terms will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Estonia.
(15) Our details
Lingvist Technologies OÜ (doing business as “Lingvist”) is a private limited liability company incorporated in the Republic of Estonia. Our official address is Poska 10-17, 10126 Tallinn, Estonia. You may also contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(16) Cooperative Services
Lingvist Gift Card Rules
Lingvist Gift Cards are the easiest way to gift to anyone the right to use Lingvist services.
In a nutshell:
Gift Cards can be purchased from the Lingvist website, and redeemed against subscriptions to our paid Services.
Gift Cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase and cannot be exchanged for cash. Unused Gift Cards can be refunded within 14 days from their date of purchase. Service subscriptions paid for with a Gift Card cannot be refunded. Since the Gift Cards are sold in electronic form, it is technically possible to make multiple copies of a single Gift Card. However, all such copies expire immediately as soon as the first copy is redeemed.
(2) Purchasing Gift Cards
You can purchase the Gift Cards from the Lingvist website when logged in to your Lingvist account. Purchased Gift Cards will be delivered to your registered email address or made available for downloading from our website. Each Gift Card is identified by an unique code.
Lingvist Gift Cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase unless redeemed earlier.
(3) Redeeming Gift Cards
You can redeem a valid Gift Card against the Services listed thereon. To do so, you must log in to your Lingvist account and enter the Gift Card code when purchasing a subscription. If you don’t have a Lingvist account yet, you can create one free of charge. Lingvist Gift Cards can not be exchanged for cash.
Gift Cards can only be refunded within 14 days from their date of purchase unless they have been already redeemed. Service subscriptions paid for with a Gift Card cannot be refunded at all.
Since the Gift Cards are sold in electronic form, it is technically possible to make multiple copies of a single Gift Card. However, all such copies expire immediately as soon as the first copy is redeemed.
The risk of loss for Gift Cards passes to the purchaser upon electronic transmission of the Gift Card from Lingvist to the purchaser. Lingvist has no obligation to replace lost or stolen Gift Cards, but you may report lost or stolen Gift Cards to our customer support team.