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                              TERMS OF USE:

By accessing and using this Site and this Service, you are expressly agreeing
to be bound by these Terms of Use and this Terms of Use Agreement!

A. Service and Access. This Agreement serves as the full understanding between the Users of the EnglishU Site ("Site") and EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns. Use of this Site in any form, including but not limited to viewing, posting, or accessing, shall constitute the User's express acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, which may be altered from time to time in the sole discretion of EnglishU by posting any changes as they are made. EnglishU provides the service for this Site without any Warranty of any kind and only under the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use Agreement. By accepting these terms, Users agree to be bound hereto. If a User does not choose to accept any or all of these Terms of Use, then that User should NOT access or use the EnglishU Site or Service.

1. Eligibility. Anyone may browse or view our Site, but only those of legal age to enter into a binding contract may sign up for the Site. Minors must have the explicit consent of an adult who is solely responsible and liable for the action of the Minor with regard to the Site. All persons who are Eligible Users of the Site and who provide information, whether personal or not, grant EnglishU the unconditional right to use said information as EnglishU sees fit or as necessary in the normal operation of the Site or as required by any legal entity having authority and jurisdiction. (Please be sure to read our Privacy Policy.)
2. Posters. Persons or Users wishing to post in our chat room or question boards may do so within the limitations and framework established for this Site by EnglishU. Posters and Users agree by accessing this Service at the EnglishU Site that they will abide by such limitations. Furthermore, Posters and Users agree to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
3. Responders. Persons or Users wishing to respond to caht or question board posts may do so within the limitations and framework established for this Site by EnglishU. Such limitations and framework may include, but not be limited to, not posing as a teacher. Responders and Users agree by accessing this Service at the EnglishU Site that they will abide by such limitations. Responders and Users agree not to harass Posters or fellow users through the response system set up within the framework of this Site, nor will Responders engage in any form of spamming or posting or sending any unsolicited or non-relevant messages. Furthermore, Responders and Users agree to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

B. EnglishU is Only a Venue. The EnglishU Site is only a place were information is exchanged. Users of this Site agree and acknowledge that EnglishU does not verify, screen or in any way determine the reliability or accuracy of any information that is posted on this Site or any of the information that is exchanged between Users or other individuals who may meet or come to know each other through the use of or as a result of this Site or the EnglishU service. EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, are not in any way involved in the actual communications or transactions that may or may not take place between Users, Posters, Responders or other individuals who may meet as a result of using this Site. EnglishU has no control over the quality, safety, reliability, legality, authenticity, accuracy, etc. of any public postings as a result of the services offered at this Site, nor can we ascertain or ensure the identity or veracity of any individuals who are Users, Posters, Responders or other individuals who use the services of this Site. Without limiting the foregoing, EnglishU reserves the right to remove any material found to be objectionable or untrue by EnglishU or other parties whom EnglishU is informed by and chooses to rely upon. However, Users agree and acknowledge that this right as reserved by EnglishU does not create an obligation, nor does failure to exercise this right create any liability whatsoever for EnglishU.

1. No Agency Created. Users acknowledge that no agency relationship of any kind is created by use of this Site, nor does EnglishU's offering of this site create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchiser-franchisee relationship, intended, consequential or otherwise. EnglishU does not endorse any specific Users, Posters or Responders, nor any Links or other information that may appear on the Site.
2. Hold Harmless. Given that EnglishU does not endorse any particular content, Listing, Users or Link on this Site and given the fact that EnglishU does not guarantee nor verify the accuracy of posted information, therefore Users of this Site agree to indemnify and hold harmless EnglishU from any and all liability or damages, either direct or consequential, from the use of or inability to use any information contained on this Site, including but not limited to Links, information contained in postings or information about any specific User, Poster, Responder or other individual. Furthermore, Users agree to indemnify and hold harmless EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, for any causes or actions arising out of a User's breach of this Agreement.
3. No Warranty of Service. EnglishU makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the availability or reliability or the EnglishU Site service, nor does EnglishU make any warranty of any kind as to the accuracy, reliability or veracity of any information posted on the EnglishU Site. In no event shall EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, nor its vendors or suppliers be held liable for any lost profits or other direct, incidental or consequential damages which may arise out of a User's ability or inability to use this Site or service.

C. Use of System and Service. Users themselves are solely responsible for their use of this Site and all of their actions while making use of this Site and the EnglishU service. Furthermore, Users are responsible for any direct or indirect result of their actions pertaining to this Site. To this end, it is imperative that Users be held to a high standard of integrity and accountability while using the EnglishU Site system and service. Users acknowledge that use of the EnglishU system, service and Site is at the User's own risk, and Users assume all liability and responsibility for such use.

1. Agree To Be Bound By All Rules, Policies and Procedures. All Users agree to be bound by the Terms of Use Agreement and to follow are rules, policies and procedures as outlined and designated in various places throughout the EnglishU Site. Furthermore, all Users agree by using the EnglishU system and service that said Users will only use the information contained in this Site for their own personal use and will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, resell, or exploit for commercial purposes any aspects or information of this Site without the express written permission of EnglishU. Links to this Site (other than personal bookmarks) must also be pre-approved in writing by EnglishU. Furthermore, Users agree that they will not abuse the public forums that are an integral part of this Site, nor send any unsolicited messages to any Poster, Responders, Users or other individuals when such messages are not relevant to this Site, nor are any Users to attempt to access this Site in any way either manually or electronically in such a manner so as to attempt to elicit the e-mail addresses of Users of EnglishU.
2. Provide True and Accurate Information. All Users agree to provide true and accurate personal information as required to sign up for the EnglishU service. Such personal information is treated as confidential and handled according to the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy, which is referenced here and fully incorporated into this Terms of Use Agreement.
3. Maintain Integrity. All Users agree to maintain integrity of the EnglishU site by not using any software or hardware that interferes or attempts to interfere with the normal and proper workings of the EnglishU systems. This includes, but is not limited to, attempts to use automated devices to glean passwords or content from the system, copies of the system, mass distributes e-mail or spam to other Users of the system, or attempts to download, decompile or reverse engineer any code. Users agree to maintain the integrity of the EnglishU community by maintaining a high personal level of integrity by dealing with others in a fair, professional and courteous manner, attempting to right wrongs, observing all applicable rules and laws, respecting other people's rights, and helping others.

D. Agreement to Follow and Comply with Laws. Users agree, as a condition of their use of the EnglishU Site, to follow and comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations and court orders with regard to the Users' use of this service, or any other use, service or activity related to the EnglishU Site. Each individual User is solely and independently responsible for insuring that he or she is in compliance with all local, state, federal and/or international laws as appropriate.

1. Honoring Trademarks, Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property. Users agree that they will honor and respect the Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents and other Intellectual Property of all individuals and companies, regardless of the nationality of the source of the Intellectual Property. This includes, but is not limited to, a prohibition against copying any part of this site, or participating in any scheme involved in the acquisition, production, duplication or distribution of elements of this site that are known to violate the Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents or other Intellectual Property rights of other individuals or companies. The copying, redistribution, unauthorized accessing or decompiling of the files of this Site, or the disregard for the Trademarks, Copyrights or other Intellectual Property of the EnglishU Site is a violation of the proprietary rights owned by EnglishU. The creation of unauthorized derivative works also falls under the purview of this section.
2. Users Grant Copyright Use To Site Material They Post. Users agree to grant to EnglishU a non-exclusive world-wide royalty-free right to use the words and material they submit for display as part of their public postings on the EnglishU Site. This right extends to all material for which a User may decide to claim a copyright, thus ensuring that the EnglishU Site does not violate any copyrights that the User may have. All other Trademarks, Copyrights, etc. not specifically owned by EnglishU or sublicensed by the Site from Users are the property of their respective owners.
3. Right To Control Content and Determine Prohibited Acts. Although EnglishU respects the copyrights of others and although EnglishU is under no obligation to control, verify, approve or monitor any of the information posted to the EnglishU Site, EnglishU reserves the right to control the content of the Site through the censorship and/or removal of any material that is found to be objectionable, is found to violate the Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents or Intellectual Property of others, or is found to be a Prohibited Act.

E. EnglishU Owns All Rights To Service. Users agree and acknowledge that EnglishU owns all rights to the service offered at this Site, and further that EnglishU owns all information, materials, pages, etc. that make up this Site. While material that is posted and submitted by Users may be copyrightable by said Users, Users nevertheless acknowledge that EnglishU owns all rights to the individual pieces of information, even if said information is submitted by Users, and that EnglishU also owns all rights to the information collected, information stored, and databases created. Furthermore, Users acknowledge EnglishU's rights and interests in all of this information, as well as EnglishU's rights, interests and/or ownership of all items and information related to this Site and this Service, including but not limited to software, programs, coding, subroutines, electronic files, etc., and in acknowledging these rights Users agree that said rights are valuable assets and that tampering with or attempting to interfere with, coopt or disable any of these items, information, software, programs, coding, subroutines, electronic files, etc. would cause severe irreparable harm to EnglishU. Users further agree not to tamper with or attempt to interfere with or attempt to intercept, decipher, or reverse engineer any of the software, programs, coding, subroutines, electronic files, etc. that are a part of or used in the operation of this Site. Users also agree that they will not resell any of the information or content contained within or Posted to the EnglishU Site, any of the information derived from use of the Site or service, and Users agree that they will not link to the Site in any manner (other than personal bookmarks) without the express written permission of EnglishU.

F. Limitation of Liability. Users of the EnglishU Site or any part of its service thereof expressly agree and acknowledge that EnglishU provides any and all services and functions on an "As-Is" basis, that EnglishU does not provide any Warranty or Guarantee of the service or this Site whatsoever, and that EnglishU expressly disclaims any warranty or obligation as to the availability, accessibility, usefulness, timeliness, appropriateness and/or reliability of the service, network, servers, connections, or the Site itself. (Some states do not allow exclusions of implied warranties, so check the applicable laws in your state.) Use of this Site and this service is solely at the risk of the User. In no event shall EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, be liable for any down time, lost profits, damages, or any other direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages that may arise out of a party's use or inability to use this service or this Site. These limitations are the fundamental basis upon which this service and this Site are provided, and in the absence of such limitations this service and this Site and the information contained therein would not be or would not have been provided. (Some state statutes may apply, so check the applicable laws in your state.) Without limiting the foregoing, the sole and maximum liability of EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, in the aggregate shall be limited to and not exceed the amount of fees paid by the individual User during the preceding 12 month period in which the claim occurred. (Some states do not allow limitations; check the laws in your state.)

G. Indemnification. Users agree and acknowledge that it is they, the Users collectively, and each User's individual responsibility to ascertain whether or not to rely upon the information contained in the postings or other related information when making a decision to use this service or to use this Site, as a result of the information or functionings of this Site. Each User of the Site agree to jointly and severally Indemnify, defend and hold harmless EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, for any and all loss or claim of loss resulting from or arising out of the use of any information contained, posted, relayed or extracted from this Site or this service. Furthermore, such indemnification by all Users shall include, but not be limited to, any and all claim of loss, damages, expenses that directly or indirectly resulted from the use of said Site information, the inability to use said Site information, the reliance upon the information provided by the Site, the reliance upon information provided by another User, or the reliance upon any express or implied information from anyone connected with the Site and the service in any way whatsoever.

H. Additional Terms. Users of EnglishU agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions stated in this Terms of Use Agreement, as well as all other terms and conditions of any other Agreements, Guidelines, Rules, Policies, Amendments, documents, items, postings, and/or modifications posted or placed anywhere on this site. Such Additional Terms are incorporated by reference herein, and shall include but not be limited to: Privacy Policy, Help areas, this Terms page, and others. Users agree implicitly and explicitly to be bound by these terms and conditions, which may be amended, changed or added to at any time.

I. Amendments/Modifications. EnglishU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make any amendments, modifications, changes or alterations to this Service and Site at any time, in any manner, and without prior notice. Such amendments, modifications, etc.become effective as of the time they are posted anywhere on the Site. By using this Site and Service, you agree that any such amendments, modifications, etc. shall not create any liability for EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, nor any liability by or to any other third party or entity whatsoever.

J. Termination. EnglishU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, suspend, interrupt, disconnect or cancel this Service, this Site, any postings, or restrict or disallow access to any person or entity at any time, in any manner, and without prior notice. Such termination, suspension, interruption, etc. shall not be grounds for any cause of action by you or any other third party arising out of an inability to use this service or for any other reason. By using this Site and Service, you agree that any such termination, suspension, interruption, etc. shall not create any liability for EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, nor any liability by or to any other third party or entity whatsoever, beyond refund of the current month's subscription fee.

K. Disclaimers. By Using this Site and Service you expressly agree and acknowledge that this Site and Service are being provided by EnglishU strictly on an "As-Is" and "As Available" basis. You further agree that use of this Site and this Service is solely at your own risk. EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.You acknowledge that there may be viruses, bugs, errors, problems, limitations, and inaccuracies in this Site and Service, and you undertake the use of this Site and Service solely at your own risk. EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, and third parties are not responsible or liable in any way for any damage to your computer, system, data, machine, company, person or entity that may be the direct or indirect result of the use of this Site or this Service. Furthermore, EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, make no warranties as to the availability of this Site or this Service at any point in time. No oral or written communication between members, users and/or anyone from EnglishU can change any of the express or implied warranties stated in this Terms of Use Agreement.

L. Arbitration. Users of this Site and Service provided by EnglishU agree to let any dispute arising from use of this system to which EnglishU is a party to be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association.. Any such claim, dispute, controversy, etc. shall be handled on an individual basis and shall be independent of any claims by any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Columbus, Ohio. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. EnglishU or you may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Columbus, Ohio pending the outcome of arbitration if such interim or preliminary relief is necessary to protect the rights or property of EnglishU or you.

M. Notice. All formal notices to EnglishU must be made either via e-mail or regular mail (EnglishU c/o Chi Group of Cos. Ltd. P.O. Box 9363 Columbus, OH 43209). Regular notices of bugs, problems, irregularities or violations should be direct to the appropriate area. (See Contact Info) Notice to you or other members may be made via e-mail at the e-mail address you provide in your Listing or via regular mail at the address you provide in your Listing. All notices shall be deemed as having been attempted or made once the notice has been sent via electronic mail or regular mail. EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, are under no obligation to track down a current e-mail or physical address to deliver any notices. It is the responsibility of the individual user to notify EnglishU of any changes in address.

N. Disclosures. This Service and this Site are offered exclusively by EnglishU as part of the Chi Group of Companies, Limited, a privately held Ohio corporation. All questions, mail or general correspondence can be sent via e-mail (See Contact Info), or by regular mail at the following address: EnglishU c/o Chi Group of Cos. Ltd. P.O. Box 9363 Columbus, OH 43209.

O. General. This Terms of Use Agreement, as well as all other terms and conditions of any other Agreements, Guidelines, Rules, Policies, Amendments, documents, items, postings, and/or modifications posted or placed anywhere on this site and incorporated herein by reference, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Ohio. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or found to be unenforceable, then such provision shall be struck out leaving the rest of the Agreement in full force. Failure to act by EnglishU to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not deem that provision as having been waived, nor does it in any way restrict EnglishU from pursuing future similar or unrelated breaches or violations. Headings and paragraphs as used in this Agreement are solely for reference purposes and in no way define, limit, construe, describe or in any other way restrict the scope or extent of any section or paragraph. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and Agreement between you and EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns. No other express or implied agreements exist between you, any individual user, any group of users, any third parties or EnglishU, its company personnel, affiliates and assigns, with respect to any of the matters set forth and covered with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.  




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