Thank you for choosing Drops by PlanB Labs OÜ (with company number 12346011, whose registered office is at 10126 Vilmsi 11, Tallinn, Estonia(“we, us, our”) to provide you (“you, your, yours, user”) with an application for learning. Our services include a wide variety of content and courses, from beginner to advanced, designed to facilitate learning of a wide range of subjects which are available on (i) applications available to download on mobile or tablet devices (“Apps”), or any other device , whether invented or to be invented, by which you can access our content and courses, collectively being our services to you (“Services”).
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that are added to the current Services, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to these Terms.
By using our Services, you confirm that (i) you are at least 13 years old; and (ii) your use of the Services will not violate any applicable law or regulation in the province state, territory or country in which you reside.
2. REGISTRATION FOR SERVICES
You must register for an account by: (i) connecting through an available social media account (including, but not limited to Facebook, Weibo and Google Plus); or (ii) providing a username, a valid email address and any other information we may require from time to time (“Account”). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account details and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. Your Account must be used only by you and must not be shared with, or transferred to any other individual. You must immediately notify us via our support address (email@example.com) of any suspected or actual, unauthorized or fraudulent use of your Account or any other breach of security.
Once you have an Account, you can create an online profile (“Profile”). When creating your Profile, you agree to (i) provide accurate, current and complete information; and (ii) be personally responsible for the information you provide in your Profile. We reserve the right to delete your Profile and suspend or terminate your Account if we, acting reasonably, suspect that any information you provide in your Profile is untrue, inaccurate or does not comply with our Terms.
We take your privacy very seriously. Any personal information you submit to us when setting up an Account shall be subject to our Privacy Policies. You understand that through your use of the Services, you consent to the collection and use (to the extent stated in the Privacy and Cookie Policies) of this information. You further understand, acknowledge and agree that any personal information you provide on your Profile is in the public domain and is provided at your sole liability. We accept no responsibility whatsoever for the use of any personal information you share on your Profile by you or any other individual.
4. OUR CONTENT
Except for the User Content (defined below) all of the content available through the Services (including the right to sue for passing off, design rights, reports, data, databases, tools, code, photographs, pictures, video, interfaces, web-pages, designs, text, graphics, images, information, software (“Software”), audio and other media files, their selection and arrangement, materials and all other intellectual property rights) are owned by us or are licensed to us by a third party (“Our Content”). You acknowledge and accept that you are expressly prohibited from using Our Content except where we grant you a limited license to use Our Content in connection with the Services, as set out in clause 6. Our logo ‘Drops’ is our registered trademark/service mark. To the extent that there are trademarks, service marks and/or logos from other organisations on our Website or Apps, they are the trademarks, service marks and logos of those respective organisations. You are granted no general right or commercial license with respect to our trademarks, service marks and logos or of the trademarks, service marks or logos of those other organisations.
Copyrights under MIT licenses used:
Copyright (c) 2013-2017 Cole Bemis
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
5. YOUR LICENCE
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, worldwide and non-exclusive licence to use Our Content for the exclusive purpose of using the Services for your own personal, non-commercial use (“Licence”). Your Licence to use Our Content is restricted to use of the object code of the Software, and it is a condition of the Licence that, except where permitted under applicable law, you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, rent, lease, loan, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to access the Apps or the Website by any means other than through the interfaces that are provided by us for use in accessing the Service.
6. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES
The Services may contain third-party owned content and links to other websites, including Facebook and Google Plus ("Third Party Websites"). We do not endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept responsibility for any Third Party Websites. In addition, Third Party Websites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of the Third Party Websites, including, without limitation, links contained on Third Party Websites or any changes or updates to Third Party Websites. We may provide third party content and Third Party Websites to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of such third party content and Third Party Websites is not an endorsement by us in favour of any third party. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall 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 content, goods or services available on or through Third Party Websites. We have no responsibility for the content on Third Party Websites that you may find or access when using our Services. Content available on or through Third Party Websites may be protected by copyright and the intellectual property laws of any country.
7. USER CONDUCT
You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Services, the server(s) on which our Services are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Services. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Services will cease immediately.You acknowledge and agree that we may preserve User Content and may also disclose User 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; (b) enforce the Terms; (c) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of us, our users and the general public.
8. Premium SUBSCRIPTION FEES
The basic version of the Services can be used completely free of charge. This includes basic learning courses and content. If you decide to advance your learning, we have a range of subscription options to best meet your needs. You can opt to subscribe for our monthly, yearly and lifetime subscription (together the “Premium”) to access advanced learning courses and content. Our fees for Premium are available to view in our Apps. Our Fees are subject to different subscription plans, gift plans and promotions, and we therefore reserve the right to update our Fees from time to time.
If you select Monthly Premium your subscription will automatically renew as a rolling subscription and renew at the end of each monthly period, being one month (or as near to the date as possible) from the date on which your Monthly Premium was activated. If you select Yearly Premium, your subscription will automatically renew as a rolling subscription at the end of each annual period, on the date on which your Yearly Premium was activated (each being a “Renewal”). If you proceed with a Renewal, the method of payment used to pay the Fees will be debited at the end of your current Premium subscription. If you select Lifetime Premium subscription, this will be charged as a one-off upfront payment without any renewals. Lifetime Premium subscription constitutes 100 years or until the date Drops ceases to commercially offer the Services.
You acknowledge that, if we change the Fees, this will not affect your existing Premium subscription, therefore, if you have signed up for subscription at a certain Fee, any Fee changes will not affect any current subscription or any Renewals).
Please note that if you have purchased the subscription through Apple iTunes or Drops iPhone/iPad application, the following conditions apply for renewals of Monthly and Yearly Premium subscription:
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
The effect of the changes are as follows:
- From Monthly Premium to Yearly Premium – your Yearly Premium will be activated immediately after payment is processed and any time left on your Monthly Premium will be cancelled and will not be refunded;
- From Yearly Premium to Monthly Premium – your Yearly Premium will continue to be active until the expiry of the remainder of your current Yearly Premium subscription and your Monthly Premium will be activated once your Yearly Premium subscription has expired; and
- From Monthly Premium or Yearly Premium to Lifetime – your Monthly Premium or Yearly Premium will continue to be active until the expiry of the remainder of your current Monthly or Yearly Premium subscriptions and your Lifetime plan will be activated immediately after purchase. Please note that in case of switching to Lifetime plan, you have to cancel your Monthly or Yearly Premium subscriptions to avoid auto renewal of these recurring subscriptions.
Your Premium subscription may start with a free trial. The free trial period for any subscription will last for the period of time specified when you signed up. Free trials may not be combined with certain other offers, as specified. If you begin your subscription with a free trial, the first billing day will be the day after the free trial expires. E.g for 7 day free trial the billing day will be the 8th day. However, no charges will be made if you cancel the subscription prior to the end of your free trial period. You may cancel your membership at any time by going to your account settings.
9. CANCELLATION AND REFUND OF SUBSCRIPTION
You can keep track of your Premium subscription by opening the Account Settings after purchase which will display the expiry date of your Premium subscription.We do not provide refunds for Apple App Store payments, as those purchases are managed solely by Apple.We do not provide refunds after 14 days of the original purchase.We may not be able to refund you, or there may be a delay in issuing you a refund if you have paid the Fees using any third party scripts or products that anonymise personal payment details, including but not limited to, Apple App Store and Play Store payments.We do not offer refunds or partial refunds outside of the refund options stated above.
10. DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT
You can request deletion of your account and terminate your use of the Services at any time by sending the request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have deleted your Account, your Licence will be revoked and you will no longer have access to your Profile and we will delete all of the information contained in your Profile. If you have an active Premium subscription when your account is deleted upon your request, you will not receive a refund for any time remaining on your Premium subscription.
11. TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT BY US
We reserve the right to modify, temporarily suspend or permanently delete your Account and terminate your access to the Services if we have reason to believe that you have breached or acted inconsistently with the Terms. Following termination, your Licence will be automatically revoked and we reserve the right to delete your Account, erase all or any information on your Profile and discard any of your User Content. You agree that we shall not be liable to you for any modification or discontinuance of the Service. We accept no liability for deletion of information or content from your Profile. You acknowledge and accept that certain User Content may remain after the termination of your Account and that the User Content Licence shall not be revoked or terminated. If you have an active Premium subscription when we terminate your Account, you will not receive a refund for any time remaining on your Premium subscription.
12. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
We, our officers, employees, contractors, suppliers, affiliates, agents and licensors do not guarantee that our Services, or any content therein, will always be available, uninterrupted and free from bugs or viruses and you should use your own anti-virus software. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer and mobile phone programmes and platform to access any of our Services. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Services for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal, but this may not be possible.
You understand and agree that the Services are provided “as is” and that you use the Services at your own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of fitness of the Services for a particular purpose. We do not make any representation or warranty of any kind and do not assume any responsibility for any improvement of your language learning or your learning of any other subject by use of our Services, accuracy of Our Content, User Content or any other content available by use of the Services. Access to the Services may be slow, limited or unavailable during periods of peak demand, system upgrades, malfunctions or scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, or for any other reason beyond our reasonable control.
Our Content and User Content available by use of our Services is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You acknowledge and warrant that we, our officers, employees, contractors, suppliers, affiliates, agents and licensors are not and shall not be liable to you for any damages, including but not limited to loss of profit, inaccurate results, loss or corruption of Your Content or any data, data being inaccurate, the cost of recovering any data or Your Content, inability to access the Services, the cost of substitute services, claims by third parties for any damage to computers, software, modems, telephones or any other property, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, even where we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
The maximum aggregate liability of us to you in relation to any paid Premium Services (whether such liability arises in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise) shall, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, not exceed the total amount of the Fees paid by you to us for the Premium Services in the 12 months prior to the initial action giving rise to the liability, which is an aggregate limit that will not increase according to the number of claims brought by you. If no Fees have been paid by you and your use of the Services has been limited to the free Services, you shall not be entitled to any damages of any kind.
If you have a dispute with another User relating to, arising from, or in any way connected with use of the Services, you release us from all claims, demands and damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute.
You agree to indemnify and hold us, our officers, employees, contractors, suppliers, affiliates, agents and licensors harmless from any losses, damages, cost, expense (including reasonable legal fees) or other liability, arising out of any claim, demand, allegation or proceeding brought by any third party due to, or arising out of your User Content, your use of the Services, your connection to the Services, your breach of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.
15. GENERAL INFORMATION
Governing Law and Arbitration These Terms and Conditions, its subject matter and PlanB Labs’ and your respective rights under these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Estonia excluding the conflict of law provisions of that or any other jurisdiction. Any dispute arising between you and PlanB Labs’ will be resolved by binding arbitration. Unless otherwise expressly required by applicable law, each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees without regard to which party is deemed the prevailing party in the arbitration proceeding.
You agree that these Terms represent the entire understanding between us and you and these Terms supersede any previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings, whether written or oral, between us and you.Any notices or other communication given by you to us shall be done via our support email at email@example.com.
This agreement was originally written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.
Please contact us with any question you might have about these Terms via firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject “Questions about Terms”.
Last revised on May 1 2020