Terms of Service
Updated and Effective February 7, 2019.
You represent that you are lawfully able to enter into contracts and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you have agreed to these Terms on behalf of your organization, you represent that you have the authority to bind that organization to these Terms.
If you do not agree with these terms, or if you do not have the necessary authority, then you may not use the Bakpax platform.
2. The Platform and Permitted Users
The Bakpax Platform is solely for use by teachers and school personnel (together, “Teachers”), their students (“Students”), and the parents or guardians of Students (“Parents”). Only Teachers, Students, and Parents who agree to the Terms (each, a “User” or “you”) may use the Bakpax Platform.
In general, Teachers will invite their Students to work with them on the Platform, and the Parents of Students may have access to the Platform as well. Users may access and use the Platform through mobile software applications (“Software”) made available by Bakpax, or through third party browsers or similar applications.
For Students under age 13, Parents must agree to the Terms and provide consent for their Students’ use of the Platform. (See Section 10, below for more information on the required approvals for these young Students.) Students under the age of majority should review these Terms with their Parents to ensure that the child and the Parent understand and agree to them.
You may only use the Platform for purposes permitted by these Terms and in compliance with all applicable laws.
3. Intellectual Property
By agreeing to these Terms, you have the limited right to use the Platform, subject to all of these Terms. These Terms do not transfer or convey any rights of ownership in or related to the Bakpax Platform, or intellectual property rights owned by Bakpax to you.
The Bakpax Platform, including all trademarks, service marks and logos, is owned by or licensed to Bakpax and it is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. You have no rights to transfer or reproduce the Bakpax Platform, or to prepare any derivative works with respect to, or to disclose confidential information pertaining to, the Platform. You may not modify, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, sell, scrape, mirror, frame, or otherwise use the Platform or any information or material obtained from or through the Bakpax Platform.
In order to use the Platform, you will need to accept the End User License Agreement terms and conditions (“EULA”) for any Software needed to use the Platform and for any other Software that you may choose to use with the Platform. You must accept the EULAs for the Software before installing or using Software in connection with the Platform. The requirements and restrictions in these Terms apply to your use of Software for the purposes of the Platform regardless of whether such terms are included in the relevant EULA(s).
4. License for User Content
5. User Responsibilities
To use the Bakpax Platform, you must establish an account and provide information necessary to use the Platform. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You must maintain the confidentiality of your account authentication details. That means that you should not share your account credentials with anyone (except, if you are a student under 13, your Parent). Of course, you may not impersonate another User or provide false information to gain access to the Bakpax Platform.
Please notify us immediately of any unauthorized access or use of your account.
6. Your Conduct
You agree that you will NOT (and will not allow any third party to) use the Platform to:
- import, post, email or otherwise transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, intimidating, abusive, defamatory, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, disrespectful, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any materials transmitted to or through the Platform;
- import, post, email or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have the right to transmit under any law or under contractual relationships;
- import, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
- import, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or worms, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to disable, interrupt, destroy, redirect, monitor another User’s usage, limit or otherwise inhibit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- Interfere with or disrupt the Bakpax Platform or servers or networks connected to the Bakpax Platform, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Bakpax Platform;
- Plan or engage in violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation; or
- Provide inaccurate information or impersonate another person or entity.
Certain services provided by Bakpax through the Platform are only available for a fee (“Paid Services”). For Paid Services, you agree to pay us the applicable fees and to additional terms relevant to the Paid Services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your Paid Services. Also, you agree that:
- We may store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card), to avoid interruptions in your Paid Services and to use to pay other Paid Services you may buy.
- If you purchase a subscription, your payment method automatically will be charged at the start of each subscription period for the fees and taxes applicable to that period. To avoid future charges, cancel before the renewal date.
- There are no refunds for Paid Services, but you may terminate your use of the Platform, and the Paid Services, at any time.
- We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
- All fees exclude any taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you are responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties. They will be assessed and added to the fees charged, as applicable.
Bakpax uses a third-party payment processor to handle all payment transactions, and all monetary transactions made through your use of the Platform are subject to any fees and additional terms that the processor may impose as well.
Bakpax reserves the right to take steps Bakpax believes are reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and/or verify compliance with any part of these Terms. You acknowledge and agree that Bakpax may, without liability to you, access, use, preserve or disclose your Account information and User Content to law enforcement authorities, government officials, or a third party, as Bakpax believes is reasonably necessary or appropriate, if legally required to do so or if Bakpax has a good faith belief that such access, use, disclosure, or preservation is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process or request; (b) enforce these Terms, including investigation of any potential violation thereof; (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address security, fraud or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property or safety of Bakpax, its Users, a third party, or the public as required or permitted by law.
9. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)
If you are employed by a school or district subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), you agree to appoint Bakpax as a “school official” as that term is defined in FERPA and as interpreted by the Family Policy Compliance Office, and determine that Bakpax has a “legitimate educational interest” for the purpose of delivering the Platform’s services in accordance with these Terms. Bakpax agrees that it will be bound by all relevant provisions of FERPA, including operating under the direct control of your school or district with respect to handling of “personally identifiable information” from “education records,” as those terms are defined in FERPA (together, “PII”).
Bakpax may use education records that have been de-identified for product development, research or other purposes permitted by applicable law (“de-Identified data”), including:
- To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Bakpax Platform, including in our marketing materials; and
- To develop and improve our products.
Bakpax agrees not to attempt to re-identify the de-Identified data and not to transfer the de-Identified data to a third-party unless that party agrees not to attempt re-identification.
10. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)
Bakpax complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and collects only minimally required information from Students in order to operate the Bakpax Platform.
If a Teacher invites Students under the age of 13 to submit “personal information” (as defined in COPPA) to Bakpax, then the Teacher is responsible for obtaining verifiable parental consent prior to allowing such students to use the Bakpax Platform. Bakpax will otherwise manage its compliance obligations with COPPA.
Bakpax may require additional consent directly from Parents in addition to the consent and information provided by the applicable Teacher. When a Parent agrees to these Terms, the Parent will be associated with a particular Student, and by extension, with the Student’s Teachers. Teachers may use the Platform or your information from the Platform to communicate with you, as a Parent or Student, in connection with school-related matters and use of the Platform. These communications are in addition to any general communications from the applicable school.
Bakpax implements and maintains commercially reasonable security practices appropriate to the nature of the Personal Information collected and maintained through the Bakpax Platform, in order to protect such information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. Such practices include, but are not limited to use of firewalls, encryption and authentication techniques. The Internet, however, is not perfectly secure, nor are all security risks reasonably foreseeable, and Bakpax will not be responsible for security incidents not reasonably within its control.
You must promptly notify Bakpax in the event that you learn or believe that any person, or entity, has breached your security measures or has gained unauthorized access to: (a) your Personal Information; (b) any restricted areas of the Platform; or (c) Bakpax’s conﬁdential information (collectively, “Information Security Breach”). In the event of an Information Security Breach, you will provide Bakpax with reasonable assistance and support to minimize the harm and secure the data at issue.
12. User Content
The Platform may contain areas in which you may post reviews or make comments. By using these areas, you acknowledge and agree that the User Content you provide in these areas may be available to other Users. Bakpax is not liable for any statements, representations or comments provided by its Users in any public forum. Although Bakpax has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the comments posted to its Platform, Bakpax reserves the right to remove, edit or refuse to post such User Content in its sole discretion.
The Bakpax Platform will provide access to User Content as indicated when you import it, and as provided in these Terms. Without further notice, however, work assigned by Teachers will be made available to the Teacher’s designated Students. Students will be able to make work responses available to their Teachers, and the Students will be able to view their own progress information and history as provided through the Platform. Parents will have some visibility into Student-generated User Content as well. Teachers will be able to view the Student progress information and history for all applicable Students in their class or school. If You opt out or terminate your account, all personally identifiable information associated with that account will be deleted.
You may also provide us with suggestions, comments or other feedback (“Feedback“) about our products and services, including, without limitation, the Platform. We may use Feedback for any purpose without obligation of any kind in connection with our business, including the enhancement of our products and the Platform.
13. Changes to the Platform or Terms
Bakpax may add, change, discontinue or remove any portion of the Bakpax Platform at any time, without notice.
Bakpax may change these Terms at any time, however we will provide you with notice prior to making such changes. Your continued use of the Bakpax Platform constitutes your agreement to any updated terms. Should we make material changes to the Terms impacting the Bakpax Platform, we will provide you with notice prior to making such changes and request your consent in accordance with applicable law. The “last updated” date indicates the effective date of when these Terms were last revised.
To the extent permissible by law, you will defend and indemnify Bakpax and hold it and its affiliates, officers, directors, managers, employees, agents, vendors, merchants sponsors, providers, and licensors harmless from any and all claims, actions, demands, proceedings, losses, deficiencies, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees and all related costs and expenses) incurred by them as a result of any claim, judgment, or adjudication related to or arising directly or indirectly from any or all of the following: (i) your use of the Bakpax Platform; (ii) any information you submit, post, or transmit through the Bakpax Platform, including, without limitation, your User Content; (iii) breach of any of your obligations, representations, or warranties in these Terms; or (iv) your violation of any rights of another person.
16. Disclaimer of Warranties
The Bakpax Platform is provided “As Is” and “As-Available,” with all faults, and without warranty of any kind. Except for any express warranty provided herein, Bakpax and its licensors and suppliers disclaim all other warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment, quality of information, or title/non-infringement, and all such warranties are hereby specifically disclaimed.
Bakpax assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions on the Bakpax Platform, any failures, delays, or interruptions in the platform’s accessibility, any losses or damages arising from the use of the platform, any conduct by other users on the Bakpax Platform, or unauthorized access to or use of the Bakpax Platform.
17. Limitation of Liability
You understand and agree that Bakpax will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of products, use, data or other intangible losses, even if Bakpax has been advised of the possibilities of those damages, resulting from your use or inability to use the Bakpax platform, services, content or software, the cost of obtaining substitute services resulting from any loss of data, information, entered into through the platform, or statements or conduct of any third party, or any other matter related to the platform, services, content or software. You understand and agree that your use of the Bakpax platform is predicated upon your waiver of any right to sue Bakpax or its affiliates directly or to participate in a class action suit for any losses or damages resulting from your use of the Bakpax platform.
Certain state jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
We will provide you any notices regarding the Bakpax Platform by posting the notice on the Platform, as applicable, or by sending to you by email to the email address you maintain as part of your account.
19. Applicable Law; Jurisdiction and Venue
We control the Bakpax Platform from our offices within the United States. We make no representation that the Bakpax Platform is appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations. You may not use or export the Content in violation of United States export laws and regulations. Any claim relating to the Bakpax Platform will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its choice of law provisions. If there is a dispute between you and us, you expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue reside in the state and federal courts located in New York, NY.
20. Relationship of the Parties
These Terms will not be construed as creating any agency relationship, or a partnership, joint venture, ﬁduciary duty, or any other form of legal association between you and Bakpax, and you may not represent to the contrary, whether expressly, by implication, appearance or otherwise. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, these Terms are not for the beneﬁt of any third parties.
21. Waiver; Assignment
No delay or failure to take action under these Terms will constitute a waiver unless expressly waived in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Bakpax, and no single waiver will constitute a continuing or subsequent waiver. These Terms may not be assigned by you in whole or in part. Any assignment will be null and void.
22. Federal Government End Users
The Platform, Software, and related documentation are “Commercial Items,” as that term is deﬁned at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation”, as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items, and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.
If any of the part of these Terms are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, they will be severable from the remainder of these Terms and will not cause the invalidity or unenforceability of the remainder of these Terms.
24. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
If you believe that materials hosted by Bakpax infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may notice requesting that the materials be removed. Notice must be provided in writing and must include the following information:
- A signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
- The location of the work you claim is infringing (e.g., URL) or enough detail that we may find it;
- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Notices should be sent to the Bakpax copyright agent at the street address set out below.
25. Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please contact us at:
P.O. Box 164
Milford, NJ 08848