Terms of Service
Date of Last Revision: February 24, 2020
Welcome to Thinkers360!
Thinkers360, Inc. (“Thinkers360,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides its services (described below) to you through its websites located at www.thinkers360.com (collectively, the “Site”) and through its related mobile applications and services (collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Site, the “Services”), subject to the following Terms of Service (as amended from time to time, the “Terms of Service”). We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time without further notice. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Service so you are aware of any revision to which you are bound. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Service on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Service, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Services. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to these Terms of Service and to review such changes.
Access and Use of the Service
Thinkers360 – The Thinkers360 Service is designed to analyze data from your activities (including messages, data or other content that you may upload or post) on social networking sites and services, media sites and services, as well as on our own site (including publications such as articles, awards, blogs, books, keynotes, media interviews, panels, patents, podcasts, speaking engagements, videos, webinars and whitepapers) to measure your online thought leadership score (your “Thinkers360 Score”) and expertise in particular areas of focus (your “Thinkers360 Areas of Expertise”). The Thinkers360 Service will access publicly available information from such social networking and media sites and services and collect data that is authorized by registered users that is then used to generate Thinkers360 Score and Thinkers360 Profiles, Portfolios, Leaderboards and Rankings (“Thinkers360 Data”). Thinkers360 does not analyze your personally identifiable non-public data unless you give us explicit permission to do so (such as when you sign into the Service using LinkedIn, Twitter etc.).
Modifications to the Service and Thinkers360 Scores:
We reserve the right at any time, with or without notice to you, to (a) modify our algorithms, (b) reclassify or remove content and (c) modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof). You acknowledge that such modifications to our algorithms, content and the Services may result in changes to your Thinkers360 Score and other Thinkers360 Data. You agree that Thinkers360 will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification of our algorithms, content or Thinkers360 Data, or any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
If you are not a user of our Service and wish to opt-out, please email email@example.com. If you are a registered user of the Service, please sign in to your account before following the link in order to delete your account.
Your Registration Obligations:
Member Account, Password and Security:
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Thinkers360 of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you sign out from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Services. Thinkers360 will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
General Practices Regarding Use and Storage:
You acknowledge that Thinkers360 may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum period of time that Thinkers360 Scores, data or other content will be retained by the Services and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on Thinkers360’s servers on your behalf. You agree that Thinkers360 has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or uploaded by the Services. You acknowledge that Thinkers360 reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Thinkers360 reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
Conditions of Use
You are solely responsible for all video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (“content”) that you upload, share, post, publish, display or otherwise transmit (hereinafter, “transmit”) or email or otherwise use via the Services. The following are examples of the kind of content and/or use that is illegal or prohibited by Thinkers360. Thinkers360 reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Thinkers360’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending content from the Services, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities. You agree to not use the Services to:
- email or otherwise transmit any content that (i) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) you do not have a right to upload under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; (vi) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, inflammatory, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or (vii) in the sole judgment of Thinkers360, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose Thinkers360 or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
- interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services;
- violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
- impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
- harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Services by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
- advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose that is not specifically authorized;
- further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities; or
- obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Services.
To the extent the Services or any portion thereof is made available for any fee, you may be required to select a payment plan and provide Thinkers360 information regarding your credit card or other payment instrument. You represent and warrant to Thinkers360 that such information is true and that you are authorized to use the payment instrument. We reserve the right to change Thinkers360’s prices at any time.
Special Notice for International Use; Export Controls:
Software (defined below) available in connection with the Services and the transmission of applicable data, if any, is subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding your use of the Services, including as it concerns online conduct and acceptable content.
Unless otherwise expressly authorized by Thinkers360 or within the Services, you agree not to display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer or upload for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Services, use of the Services or access to the Services. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by Thinkers360, the Services are for your personal use.
The Services include certain services that are available via a mobile device, including (i) the ability to browse the Services and the Site from a mobile device and (ii) the ability to access certain features through an application downloaded and installed on a mobile device (collectively, the “Mobile Services”). To the extent you access the Services through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier’s standard charges, data rates and other fees may apply. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier, and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices. By using the Mobile Services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding Thinkers360 and other entities by notifications, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services may be communicated to us.
Intellectual Property Rights
Service Content, Software and Trademarks:
You acknowledge and agree that the Services may contain content (“Service Content”) that is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Thinkers360, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Services. In connection with your use of the Services you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. If you are blocked by Thinkers360 from accessing the Services (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any use of the Services or the Service Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Services or distributed in connection therewith (for example, mobile applications, badges and other widgets) is the property of Thinkers360, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Thinkers360.
The Thinkers360 name and logos are trademarks and service marks of N.E.Solutions (collectively the “Thinkers360 Trademarks”). Other Thinkers360, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to Thinkers360. Nothing in this Terms of Service or the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of Thinkers360 Trademarks displayed on the Services, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Thinkers360 Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit. Any permitted use of the Thinkers360 Trademarks must be in accordance with our policies, including without limitation our Style Guide, available upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Party Material:
Under no circumstances will Thinkers360 be liable in any way for any content uploaded by third parties or at the direction of users, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content uploaded or emailed via the Services. You acknowledge that Thinkers360 may not pre-screen content, but that Thinkers360 and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, Thinkers360 and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Services or is deemed by Thinkers360, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.
User Content Transmitted Through the Services:
You are solely responsible for the content and other materials you upload through the Services or share with other users or recipients (collectively, “User Content”). You will not upload any content that you did not create or that you do not own all right, title and interest in and to, including, without limitation, all copyright and rights of publicity contained therein. By uploading any User Content you hereby grant and will grant Thinkers360 and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, upload, perform, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation of the Services or the promotion, advertising or marketing thereof, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Services (“Submissions”), provided by you to Thinkers360 are non-confidential and Thinkers360 will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
You acknowledge and agree that Thinkers360 may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Thinkers360, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
In addition, Thinkers360 will have the sole right to remove any content from the Services that it believes in its sole discretion is in violation of this Terms of Service or is otherwise inappropriate in any way.
Thinkers360 respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify Thinkers360 of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
Thinkers360 will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to Thinkers360’s Copyright Agent at email@example.com (Subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail at:
Attn: Thinkers360 Copyright Complaints
2802 Woodlake Court
Highland Village, TX 75077
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Services, with enough detail that we may find it on the Services;
- your 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 or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
- your physical or electronic signature;
- identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content;
- your name, address, telephone number, and email address; and
- a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court located within Northern District of Texas and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Thinkers360 will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Repeat Infringer Policy:
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Thinkers360 has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Thinkers360’s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Thinkers360 may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Third Party Websites; Perks
The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other access to other sites and resources on the Internet. In addition, you may be able to redeem certain rewards or Perks (“Perks”) based on data associated with your Thinkers360 Profile such as your Thinkers360 Score. Thinkers360 has no control over such sites, resources or Perks and Thinkers360 is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites and resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Thinkers360 will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any Perks, content, events, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. Any dealings you have with third parties found while using the Services are between you and the third party, and you agree that Thinkers360 is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.
Social Media Services
In addition, Thinkers360 is not responsible for the accuracy, availability or reliability of any information, data, content, goods, opinions, advice or statements made available in connection with Social Media Services. As such, Thinkers360 is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Social Media Services. The integration or inclusion of such features does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of any particular Social Media Service.
Indemnity and Release
You agree to release, indemnify and hold Thinkers360 and its affiliates and their officers, employees, directors and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of the Services, any User Content, your connection to the Services, your violation of these Terms of Services or your violation of any rights of another. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THINKERS360 EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
THINKERS360 MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PERKS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THINKERS360 WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THINKERS360 HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL THINKERS360’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID THINKERS360 IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
At Thinkers360’s or your election, all disputes, claims, or controversies arising out of or relating to the Terms of Service or the Services that are not resolved by mutual agreement may be resolved by binding arbitration to be conducted before JAMS, or its successor. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, arbitration will be held in Denton County, Texas before a single arbitrator mutually agreed upon by the parties, or if the parties cannot mutually agree, a single arbitrator appointed by JAMS, and will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by JAMS unless specifically modified in the Terms of Service. The arbitration must commence within forty-five (45) days of the date on which a written demand for arbitration is filed by either party. The arbitrator’s decision and award will be made and delivered within sixty (60) days of the conclusion of the arbitration and within six (6) months of the selection of the arbitrator. The arbitrator will not have the power to award damages in excess of the limitation on actual compensatory, direct damages set forth in the Terms of Service and may not multiply actual damages or award punitive damages or any other damages that are specifically excluded under the Terms of Service, and each party hereby irrevocably waives any claim to such damages. The arbitrator may, in his or her discretion, assess costs and expenses (including the reasonable legal fees and expenses of the prevailing part) against any party to a proceeding. Any party refusing to comply with an order of the arbitrators will be liable for costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by the other party in enforcing the award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of temporary or preliminary injunctive relief, any party may proceed in court without prior arbitration for the purpose of avoiding immediate and irreparable harm. The provisions of this arbitration section will be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the provisions of the introductory section above, if Thinkers360 changes this ‘Arbitration’ section after the date you first accepted these Terms of Service (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms of Service), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the “Date of Last Revision” date above or in the date of Thinkers360’s email to you notifying you of such change. By rejecting any change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between you and Thinkers360 in accordance with the provisions of this section as of the date you first accepted these Terms of Service (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms of Service).
You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Services, and Thinkers360 will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto. Thinkers360 reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other user of the Services.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Thinkers360 and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Thinkers360 with respect to the Services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or third party services, third party content or third party software (including without limitation Social Media Services). These Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of law provisions. With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration, as set forth above, you and Thinkers360 agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within Denton County, Texas. The failure of Thinkers360 to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Services may also provide notices to you of changes to these Terms of Service or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices generally on the Services.
Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, users of the Services from California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Thinkers360, 2802 Woodlake Court, Highland Village, TX 75077 to report any violations of these Terms of Service or to pose any questions regarding this Terms of Service or the Services.