Date of Last Revision: August 1, 2013.
By purchasing any service or product at PhotoClasses.com, you agree to be bound by the following Terms of Service (“ToS”) between you and Improve Photography LLC. PhotoClasses.com is a service of Improve Photography LLC (hereafter “Improve Photography” “I.P.” or “Photo Classes” or “PhotoClasses.com”).
Your privacy is very important to us. Improve Photography LLC agrees not to allow third party advertisers to send you any direct mail advertising without the consent of Improve Photography.
While using any site owned by I.P., you grant I.P. and its third party contractors to track your usage of the site in any way.
Sharing Your Content, Likeness, and Information
You own all of the content and information you post on PhotoClasses.com; however, by posting that information on this site, you give I.P. and its subsidiaries, assigns, assignees, and transferees the right to use your information for a limited set of uses. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (“Intellectual Property”), you specifically give I.P. the following permission: you grant I.P. a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with any site owned by I.P.
You agree not to post any content to I.P. sites that contains the likeness of any person without first mailing a valid model release to firstname.lastname@example.org and that the release grants I.P. the right to commercial display or advertising using the person’s likeness.
You grant I.P. the right to use your likeness and the likeness of any of your children displayed in photos you send to I.P., for commercial purposes, advertising, and display on I.P. sites.
Information About I.P.
I.P. is an Idaho limited liability company with its principal place of business in Nampa, Idaho. I.P. offices are located at 16 12th Avenue South, Nampa, Idaho 83651. The phone number for I.P. is 208-649-6068. We may be reached via email at email@example.com.
I.P. is not a law firm. I.P. is not a college or accredited institution of higher learning.
I.P. provides some certifications of completion. These certifications merely show that a class was taken and do not meet requirements for college credit, licensure, nor any other meaning other than to show a course was taken.
I.P. provides feedback to its users for only 30 days during which a class is run. It makes no warranty express or implied that the information given is correct despite reasonable efforts to provide quality information. You rely on information transmitted to you at your own risk.
Ownership of Course Materials
By purchasing a class or any other service or product of I.P., you understand and agree that the Intellectual Property is merely licensed to you for your personal use. You agree not to share, transmit, post online, store online, or reveal access to the material to any third party. The videos in classes are provided to you under a non-commercial use license. The videos, photos, text, and any other class materials are owned exclusively by I.P.
Course materials change constantly. You agree that by purchasing a class, you understand that the videos and other content may change over time and you may not be given access to past content.
To make I.P. a safe community of websites to use, you agree to the following:
You will not post any commercial solicitations, advertising, or spam.
You will not collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access I.P. sites, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission.
You will not engage in unlawful behavior.
You will not upload any malicious code.
You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to another.
You will not bully any user.
You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, includes nudity, incites violence, is of a graphic nature or includes violence.
You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair I.P. sites or its servers in any way.
You agree to only post comments on the site in keeping with the I.P. comment policy.
Registration and Account Information
You agree to abide by the following:
You will not create more than one personal account. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission. You will not use I.P. if you are under 13, and you will not complete any purchase if under the age of 18 years old. You will not use I.P. if you are a convicted sex offender. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account other than authorized I.P. employees, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You will not transfer your account to any person or entity without written and authorized consent of an I.P. employee.
Mobile and Other Devices
Remember that text, data, and any other usage rates charged by your carrier will apply when using PhotoClasses.com or any other I.P. site. The user is responsible for this bill.
You grant I.P. the right to track GPS information on your mobile device or computer.
All payments made on the I.P. site use cutting-edge security technology to secure your payment information; however, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless I.P. and its assigns, transferees, and third party contractors for any breach of such information.
By making a purchase, you agree to pay the amount for the product or service. If your payment method fails, you promise to pay the amount promptly with another form of payment.
You agree to not contest any charge made by I.P. after 45 days after the purchase was made.
All I.P. products and services, but not third-party products and services listed on I.P., include a 30-day money back guarantee. This money-back guarantee may be sought only if the product or service failed to meet your standards of quality. This money-back guarantee will only be granted if you unequivocally request it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no more than 30 days after the date of initial purchase. No verbal request for money back will be granted.
Advertisements, Affiliate Programs, and other Commercial Content
I.P. participates in affiliate programs with many retailers, product creators, and service providers. When you see a link to a third-party retailer on I.P. sites, you are wise to assume that it is an affiliate link which will pay a commission to I.P.
The affiliate programs in which I.P. participates include but are not limited to Amazon.com (including all Amazon stores in foreign countries as well), B&H, Borrow Lenses, and many others.
I.P. makes great efforts to provide unbiased advice concerning third party products it recommends or mentions, but you should be aware of this financial interest in the recommendation.
Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, or to correct an inaccurate statement, we will provide you with seven (7) days notice before changes are made to this agreement. This notice will be posted on some location of the user dashboard. If the notice is not placed, you agree to be bound by the changed terms and conditions after 30 days have transpired after the change. It is the responsibility of the user to monitor changes to this document.
Any user wishing to terminate an account must write to email@example.com and request the deletion of their account. Your information may continue to be stored in backups indefinitely or on the site for a period of 2 years. If you violate the letter or spirit of the ToS, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure, we reserve the right to prevent you from accessing I.P.
You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute you have with I.P. arising out of or relating to the ToS or I.P. exclusively in a state or federal court located in Boise, Idaho or Canyon County Idaho, which are localities in the United States of America. The laws of the State of Idaho will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and I.P., without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Canyon County, Idaho, USA for the purpose of litigating all such claims.
I.P. makes great efforts to keep its sites, community, and events safe; however, you use I.P. sites at your own risk. I.P. is provided as-is with no warranty express or implied.
You agree not to bring any claim against I.P. in excess of the amount you have paid I.P. in the last twelve months.
You agree that this ToS is the entire agreement between you and Improve Photography LLC.