Welcome to Slang! By using slangapp.com, lengio.com and leng.io, and its subdomains (the “Website”), and all related tools and services, including any downloadable applications, we make available to you from time to time (“Services”), you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms of Service. Throughout these Terms of Service, “you” or “your” may refer as applicable to the user accessing or using any of the Services (each a “user”). Please read these Terms of Service carefully, as they may have changed since your last visit. We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service from time to time for any reason, which shall be effected by posting of the updated Terms of Service to www.slangapp.com/legal/terms. These Terms of Service apply to all Slang’s services, content and features unless otherwise indicated.
You may be using our Services for your own personal use or as a member of a group organized by a third party employer or other sponsor (“Third Party Sponsor”). Your use of the Services may be as part of a group organized by a Third Party Sponsor or by a group you identify in connection with your use of the Services (such group, a “User Group”). If your access to and use of the Services is subject to an agreement between a Third Party Sponsor and Slang (a “Sponsor Agreement”), then these Terms of Service shall be superseded by any conflicting terms of that Sponsor Agreement.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY, AS THEY CREATE A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SLANG. FURTHER, THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH REQUIRES THAT YOU AND SLANG ARBITRATE CERTAIN CLAIMS BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF GOING TO COURT AND LIMITS CLASS ACTION CLAIMS (SEE SECTION 18 “AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE”).
Lengio Corporation, doing business as Slang, (“Slang,” “our,” or “we”) maintains the Website, and provides Services, as a service to the user community that visits the Website subject to these Terms of Service. The Services include a platform to help users accelerate learning professional, specialized, and general English by enabling users to study the content that is most relevant to them. The Services include an adaptive, personalized content-based solution for improving vocabulary, grammar, and usage skills based on the content that a user selects through the Services. The functionality and content of the Services may change from time to time in Slang’s sole discretion.
You are responsible for obtaining any equipment and Internet service necessary to access our Website and Services and for paying any fees for the equipment and service you select. We may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Website and/or our Services, in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without notice. We may restrict access to portions of our Website and/or Services, for some or all users, from time to time. The Website and/or Services may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for other reasons.
b. Acknowledgement to Receive Email or Push Notifications.
As a user of Slang, you agree to receive emails from us regarding our Services. We may from time to time send you push notifications or email messages with information about upcoming events, or information about our service offerings from us and our partners. You may opt-out from receiving our newsletter by emailing to [email protected] or selecting to unsubscribe as may be provided in the applicable e-mail correspondence.
You are solely responsible for any data, text, information, images, graphics, photos, profiles and other content or materials (collectively, “User Content”) that you submit, use, display or share on or via the Service. You must not submit, upload, post, display or share any User Content that you do not have the right to copy, use or share for the purpose of your use of the Services. If you choose to provide information or User Content to use, register for or participate in a service, event, or promotion on our Services, you agree that you will provide accurate, complete, and up to date information as requested on the screens that collect information from you.
Slang does not claim ownership of any User Content. By submitting such User Content, however, You hereby grant Slang a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publicly perform and/or display such User Content; provided that any User Content that you post only to your account for use in provision of the Services to you, shall be used, copied and modified only for that purpose. This license shall remain in effect until Slang deletes the applicable User Content from Slang’s systems.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content submitted and used by you on or through the Service or otherwise have the right to grant the rights and licenses set forth in these Terms of Service; (ii) the submission and use of your User Content on or through the Service does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights; (iii) you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed by reason of User Content you submit or use on or through the Service; and (iv) you have the legal right and capacity to enter into these Terms of Service in your jurisdiction.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Content submitted to our Services, to determine compliance with these Terms of Service and any other applicable rules that we may establish. We have the right in our sole discretion to edit or remove any material submitted to or posted through our Services. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to remove any material that Slang, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of these Terms of Service or otherwise objectionable, and you are solely responsible for the User Content that you post to our Services.
You acknowledge and agree that Slang may store and/or preserve User Content and may also disclose User Content and/or other information provided by you 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; (b) enforce the terms of these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third-parties in accordance with these Terms of Service; and/or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Slang, its representatives and/or agents, its users or the public.
All information, text, images, audio, video, data, links, software, or other material which is not posted, uploaded or otherwise provided by you (“Slang Content”) is the property of Slang or its licensors. Slang Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other rights of Slang and its licensors, and, as between you and Slang, Slang retains all rights in the Slang Content and the Service, provided that, you have a non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, revocable, and limited right to access and use the Services and Slang Content solely for your personal educational use of the Services, subject to these Terms of Service.
You shall not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying Slang Content and you will not reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the Slang Content. Nothing contained on our Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use our Services or Slang Content or trademarks, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service; or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on our Services.
The service marks and trademarks of Slang, including without limitation “Slang” and “Lengio” and the Slang and Lengio logos, are service marks owned by Lengio Corporation. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing via the Service are the property of their respective owners. You may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the express prior written consent of the owner.
The Slang Content may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent errors, or inaccuracies. Slang reserves the right to make changes to document names and content, descriptions or specification, or other information, without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.
You may view and use Slang Content that is made available to you on our Website or through our Services, subject to the following conditions:
i. You may only use the Slang Content for personal educational purposes in compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to you. You may not reproduce or transmit any part of our Services or its Slang Content in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording for any other purpose.
ii. You may not modify, alter, or prepare derivative works based on the Slang Content, or distribute copies of or publicly perform or display the Slang Content, including without limitation by posting the Slang Content on any network computer or distributing the Slang Content on or in any media.
iii. You may not remove copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices from the Slang Content.
Nothing contained within our Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use our Services or any Slang Content displayed on our Services, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service; or (b) with Slang’s prior written permission or the permission of the third party that owns the trademark or copyright of the Slang Content displayed on our Services.
These licensors are providing datasets that contribute to Slang Content and are subject to these Terms of Service:
If you believe that any content on our Services infringes your copyright, you may request that such content be removed. This request must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright holder or an authorized representative and must include the following information:
i. identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed, including a description of the work and, where possible, a copy or the location of an authorized version of the work;
ii. identification of the content that you believe to be infringing and its location, including a description of the content, and its Website location or other pertinent information that will help Slang to locate such content;
iii. your name, address, telephone number and email address;
iv. a statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
v. a statement that the information in your claim is accurate; and
vi. a statement that “under penalty of perjury,” You declare that You are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
Slang’s agent for copyright issues relating to our Services is: [email protected], or Diego Villegas, Lengio Corporation, 101 Main Street, 14th Floor, Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA 02142, phone (617) 842-4020. In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Slang maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of our Services who are repeat infringers.
We do not currently sell third-party products through our Website, but may do so in the future. We may, however, provide certain information or descriptions about products (collectively “Product Descriptions”) that we prepare or that we obtain from independent third parties, such as from third party vendors. We do not warrant that Product Descriptions or any prices that are referenced are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. You agree that Slang is not liable in any way for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or correct sequencing of the Product Descriptions or other Slang Content, or for any decision made or action taken by you relying upon the Product Descriptions or other Slang Content.
External links on our Services may lead to other websites, including advertised products sold by outside vendors and companies. We are not liable for the content, goods, services, advertising, or other materials found on these external websites. Although we may display ads and have an affiliate referral relationship with third parties, we do not own or control outside companies selling products accessed through our Services, and are not responsible or liable for their company policies or the quality of their merchandise or services. Before buying anything, users are advised to carefully investigate the individual company policies of all online purchases that they intend to make. Slang is a participant in certain affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for websites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to certain third parties. Any logo of an third party used on the Website is a trademark of such third party or its affiliates.
In no event shall any reference to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by Slang of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party. Likewise, a link (including without limitation external websites that are framed by the Services as well as any advertisements displayed in connection therewith) to any third party Website does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such a website.
By using our Services, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Slang and its officers, directors, employees and suppliers from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that arises in connection with your use of the Services and/or User Content that you submit for use in connection with the Services.
By accessing our Services or any chat room, online discussion forum, or other service provided through our Services, you agree to abide by the following standards of conduct. You agree that you will not, and will not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person to use our Services or any related chat room or online discussion forum to:
a. Transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Slang.
b. Submit User Content you know is false, misleading, untruthful, or inaccurate.
c. Engage in commercial activities on our Services or using our Services without Slang’s prior approval.
d. Promote a business or other commercial venture or event, or otherwise use the Services for commercial purposes, except as expressly permitted by Slang;
e. Use a name or language that Slang, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.
f. Post defamatory statements.
g. Post hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable User Content.
h. Post User Content which infringes another's copyright, trademark or trade secret.
i. Post unsolicited advertising or unlawfully promote products or services.
j. Harass, threaten or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another person or entity.
k. Impersonate another person.
l. Promote, solicit, or participate in any multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes.
m. Exploit children under 18 years of age.
n. Engage in disruptive activity such as sending multiple messages in an effort to monopolize the forum.
o. Introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or harmful code to the Website.
p. Obtain unauthorized access to any computer system through the Website.
q. Invade the privacy of any person, including but not limited to posting personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent’s consent in the case of a child under 13 years of age).
r. Solicit personal information from children under 13 years of age.
s. Violate any federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.
t. Encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense.
a. Subscription. If you purchase any Services that we offer for a fee, either on a one-time or subscription basis, you agree to pay Slang directly or via its third party payment processing service provider. You also agree to pay the applicable fees for such Services (including, without limitation, periodic fees for subscriptions) as they become due plus all related taxes. Your subscription period will automatically renew for successive periods, depending on the subscription interval that you choose, upon their expiration. You may cancel your subscription as provided on the Website from time to time. In the event a Sponsor Agreement provides for you to have access to specific Services without fees or with discounted fees, under these Terms of Service, then such Sponsor Agreement shall take precedence with respect to such Services.
b. Payment. You agree that Slang may charge your payment method for any services, subscriptions or products you purchase and for any additional amounts (including any taxes and late fees, as applicable) that may be accrued by or in connection with your account associated with your Login Credentials. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL FEES AND FOR PROVIDING SLANG WITH A VALID PAYMENT METHOD FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEES THROUGH ONE OF THE METHODS THAT WE LIST ON OUR SERVICES FROM TIME TO TIME. UPON EACH AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR SERVICES, YOU WILL BE CHARGED AUTOMATICALLY BY SLANG THROUGH THE PAYMENT METHOD YOU PROVIDE TO SLANG PRIOR TO SUCH RENEWAL. Prices for products offered via the Services (each, a “Product”) may change at any time, and the Services do not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price reduction or promotional offering.
d. Refunds. Other than an expressly set forth on our Services as updated from time to time, Slang has no obligation to provide refunds or credits, but may grant them in certain circumstances, as a result of specific refund guarantee promotions, or to correct any errors made by Slang, in each case in Slang’s sole discretion.
Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information in any Slang Content on our Services. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through our Services. You are responsible for seeking the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other Slang Content.
USE OF THE SERVICES AND ANY SLANG CONTENT IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE WEBSITE, THE SLANG CONTENT, AND ALL SERVICES, TEXT, IMAGES, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND MAY BE BASED IN PART ON CONTENT PROVIDED BY USERS AND THIRD PARTIES, WHICH ARE NOT VERIFIED BY SLANG, AND THAT ANY LISTING OR OTHER CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND DISCRETION. SLANG AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS GENERATED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE. WE PROVIDE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, SLANG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (I) THE SLANG CONTENT AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THESE SERVICES IS FREE OF ERRORS; (II) THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MECHANISMS FOR THE DOWNLOADING AND UPLOADING OF CONTENT) PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS; (III) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (IV) THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
NEITHER SLANG NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, BETWEEN USERS. SLANG AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY YOU WILL NOT BE MISAPPROPRIATED, INTERCEPTED, DELETED, DESTROYED OR USED BY OTHERS.
a. Disclaimer. IN NO EVENT SHALL SLANG BE LIABLE TO YOU, ANY USER OF OUR SERVICES OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE, OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREON, WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.
b. Limitation. SLANG’s AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT, CUMULATIVELY, BETWEEN YOU AND SLANG, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF (I) $1.00 OR (II) THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO SLANG FOR THE SERVICES, IF ANY, IN THE THEN-PRIOR TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD.
c. Waiver of Class Action. ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY YOU OR SLANG MUST BE BROUGHT IN THAT PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
d. Exclusions. 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 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Neither Slang nor its affiliates or licensors is responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Service. Slang expressly disclaims any liability or claims that may arise between users of our Services or between users of our Services and third party vendors. You are solely responsible for your interactions with all other users and for your interactions with third party vendors and any disputes that arise from those interactions with other users or third party vendors. Slang may monitor disputes between users, but is not obligated to monitor, mediate, or resolve such disputes.
Because Slang is not responsible for or involved in any contact between users or between users and third party vendors, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users or third party vendors, you hereby release Slang (and our officers, directors, agents, investors, subsidiaries, and employees) from any and all claims, demands, or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind, known and unknown arising out of or in any way related with such disputes.
If you are a California resident, you hereby 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.”
In no event shall any reference to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by Slang of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party. Likewise, a link to any non- Slang website does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such a website. Slang does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered by any third party through an online discussion forum or chat room accessible through our Services and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction involving any third party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you are responsible for exercising appropriate judgment and caution.
These Services are intended to serve a general audience and do not provide specific features or services targeted at children under age 13. We do not knowingly solicit personal information regarding children under age 13.
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we maintain a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of our Services who are repeat infringers.
We may terminate any user’s access to our Services, for any reason and at any time, with or without prior notice. It is our policy to terminate users who violate these terms and conditions, as deemed appropriate in our sole discretion. You agree that we are not liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to our Services.
You may terminate your account at any time by ceasing all use of the Service. Slang will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Slang. Upon termination of your account under these Terms of Service, all license rights granted by you to Slang shall survive termination. Even after your right to use the Service is terminated or suspended, these Terms of Service will remain enforceable against you.
While we welcome your feedback, ideas, and suggestions, it is important to be aware of the following restrictions. If you send us feedback, ideas, or suggestions (collectively, “unsolicited ideas”), you agree that: (1) your unsolicited ideas become the property of Slang and you are not owed any compensation in exchange; (2) none of the unsolicited ideas contain confidential or proprietary information of any third party; (3) Slang may use or redistribute unsolicited ideas for any purpose and in any way; (4) there is no obligation for Slang to review your unsolicited ideas; and (5) Slang has no obligation to keep any unsolicited ideas confidential.
These Terms, and any dispute between you and Slang, shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to principles of conflicts of law, provided that the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of the Arbitration. Unless you and we agree otherwise, in the event that Section 2 is found not to apply to you or to a particular claim or dispute, as a result of a decision by the arbitrator or a court order, you agree that any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you and the Slang must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, except that you or we are permitted to bring small claims actions in state court in the county in which you reside if such court has a small claims procedure. Except for such small claims court exceptions, you and Slang agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes. You and Slang agree to waive trial by jury in any court proceeding.
Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Service to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make any change to the arbitration procedures set forth herein (other than a change to any notice address or website link provided herein) in the future, that change shall not apply to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against Slang prior to the effective date of the change. Moreover, if we seek to terminate the arbitration procedures from these Terms of Service, such termination shall not be effective until 30 days after the version of these Terms of Service not containing the arbitration procedures is posted to the Website, and shall not be effective as to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against Slang prior to the effective date of removal.
This Arbitration section will survive the termination of Your relationship with Slang.
If any part of these Terms of Service is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between, or, as appropriate, among, the Parties relating to the subject matter herein. Slang may, at Slang’s sole discretion, revise these Terms of Service at any time by updating this posting and providing reasonable notice to you.
If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, please contact Slang at [email protected]Lengio Corporation
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Version: October 5, 2015