Terms of Use

Effective date: August 9, 2016

Welcome to Bloomz! Please read these terms of use carefully ("Terms"). The following Terms are a legally binding contract between you and Bloomz, Inc. ("Bloomz", "we", or "us"). These Terms govern and apply to your access and use of www.bloomz.net and Bloomz's social networking services available via Bloomz's site and mobile apps (collectively, the "Service"). By accessing or using our Service, you agree to be bound to all of the terms and conditions described in these Terms, including the Bloomz Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to all of these terms and conditions, do not use our Service.

If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to these terms and conditions, in which case the terms "you", "your" or "Member" shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you must not accept this Agreement and may not use the Service.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change these Terms at any time. If they do change, we will do our best to tell you in advance by placing a notification on the Bloomz.net website, or by sending you an email. You may also check these Terms periodically for changes. If you use the Service in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, then please remember that means you agree to all of the Terms. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these Terms or the Service, please contact us at support@bloomz.com.

1. Eligibility

You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to use the Service. By agreeing to the Terms, you represent and warrant to us that you are at least eighteen (18) years old and, that your registration and your use of the Service is in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

2. Privacy Policy

Please read the Bloomz Privacy Policy carefully for information regarding our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. If any conflict exists between the Terms and our Privacy Policy, the Terms will prevail.

3. Accounts and Registration

You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You will also be asked to provide a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.

If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure for any reason (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your password), then you agree to immediately notify us at support@bloomz.com. If you violate the terms of this Agreement, Bloomz reserves the right to reclaim any username you have registered.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

4.1 Content
The materials displayed or performed on the Service, (including, but not limited to, text, graphics, articles, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions (defined below), and so forth (the "Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained on the Service ("Marks"), are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Content is provided for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, distributed, transmitted, displayed, sold, licensed, reverse engineered, de-compiled, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without prior written consent of the owner of the Content or in any way that violates someone else's rights, including Bloomz. You understand that Bloomz owns the Service. You won't modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), creative derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Service.

4.2 User Submissions
Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Service is your "User Submission." You retain copyright and any other proprietary rights you hold in the User Submission that you post to the Service. For all User Submissions, you hereby grant Bloomz a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, fully paid-up, royalty-free right and license to host, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute and re-distribute, and otherwise exploit your User Submissions, in whole or in part, in any media formats and through any media channels (for example making sure your content is viewable on your iPhone as well as your computer). This is a license only – your ownership in User Submissions is not affected.

By posting and sharing User Submissions with another user of the Service, you hereby grant that user a non-exclusive license to access and use such User Submissions.

You are solely responsible for your User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing User Submissions. By posting and publishing User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:

We are under no obligation to edit or control User Submissions that you and other users post or publish, and will not be in any way responsible or liable for User Submissions. You understand that when using the Service you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources and acknowledge that User Submissions may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Bloomz with respect thereto. We expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. If notified by a user or content owner that User Submissions allegedly does not conform to the Terms, we may investigate the allegation and determine in our sole discretion whether to remove the content, which we reserve the right to do at any time and without notice. For clarity, Bloomz does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Service.

5. DMCA Notification

We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as it relates to online service providers, like Bloomz, removing material that we believe in good faith violates someone's copyright. If you have any complaints or objections to material posted on the Service, you may contact us at: support@bloomz.com. To learn more about DMCA, click here

6. FERPA

Certain information that may be provided to Bloomz by teachers, teacher aides, or other personnel at an Institution ("School Official") that is directly related to a student and maintained by an Institution, may be considered an education record ("Education Record") under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA"). Additionally, certain information, provided to Bloomz by School Officials about a student, such as student name and grade level, may be considered directory information under FERPA ("Directory Information") and thus not an Education Record. A school may not generally disclose personally identifiable information from an eligible student's education records to a third party without written consent of the parent and/or eligible student or without meeting one of the exemptions set forth in FERPA ("FERPA Exemption(s)"), including the exemption for Directory Information ("Directory Information Exemption") or disclosure to school officials with a legitimate educational interest ("School Official Exemption").

As a School Official or Institution providing Directory Information or any Education Record to Bloomz, you represent, warrant and covenant to Bloomz, as applicable, that your Institution has:

  1. Complied with the Directory Information Exemption, including, without limitation, informing parents and eligible students what information the Institution deems to be directory information and allowing parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that schools not disclose directory information about them; and/or
  2. Complied with the School Official Exemption, including, without limitation, informing parents in their annual notification of FERPA rights that the Institution defines "school official" to include service providers and defines "legitimate educational interest" to include services such as the type provided by Bloomz; or
  3. Obtained all necessary parental or eligible student written consent to share the Directory Information and Educational Records with Bloomz, in each case, solely to enable Company's operation of the Service.

Bloomz will never share Education Records with third parties except (i) as directed by a Bloomz user (i.e., teacher sharing with another teacher or parent); or (ii) to our service providers that are necessary for us to provide the Service, as stated in our Privacy Policy. Education Records are never used or disclosed for third party advertising or any kind of first- or third-party behaviorally-targeted advertising to students or parents. This section shall not be construed to prohibit Bloomz from marketing or advertising directly to parents so long as the marketing or advertising did not result from the use of Educational Records to provide behaviorally targeted advertising.

Bloomz may use Education Records that have been de-identified for product development, research or other purposes ("De-Identified Data"). De-Identified Data will have all direct and indirect personal identifiers removed, this includes, but is not limited to, name, date of birth, demographic information, location information and school identity. Bloomz agrees not to attempt to re-identify the De-Identified Data and not to transfer the De-Identified Data to a third party unless that party agrees not to attempt re-identification.

7. Prohibited Conduct

BY USING THE SERVICE YOU AGREE NOT TO:

8. App Usage

We make available mobile applications or other downloadable software applications (each an "App"). Subject to the restrictions defined in these Terms, Bloomz grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to install and use one copy of an App in object code format, solely for your personal use, on one device that you own or control.

An App may be made available to you through a third-party distributor such as the Apple iTunes App Store or Google Play (each an "App Distributor"). You acknowledge and agree that:

9. Third Party Services and Websites

Bloomz may provide tools through the Service that enable you to export information to third party services, including through use of an API or by linking your account on Bloomz with an account on the third party service, such as Twitter or Facebook. By using these tools, you agree that we may transfer such User Submissions and information to the applicable third party service. Such third party services are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents of the third party service or the use of your User Submission or information by the third party service. The Service, including our websites, may also contain links to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. We provide these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply our endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any of these third parties services or websites.

10. Termination of Use

You may terminate your account at any time by contacting customer service at support@bloomz.com. Bloomz is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Service or your account, for any reason, including your breach of these Terms. Bloomz has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms. Account termination may result in destruction of any content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account. We will try to provide advance notice to you prior to our terminating your account so that you are able to retrieve any important documents you may have stored in your account (to the extent allowed by law and these Terms), but we may not do so if we determine it would be impractical, illegal, or would not be in the interest of someone's safety or security to do so.

11. Ownership; Proprietary Rights

The Service is owned and operated by Bloomz. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Service provided by Bloomz (the "Materials") are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. Except for any User Submission that is provided and owned by users of the Service, all Materials contained in the Service are the property of Bloomz or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Bloomz or its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Bloomz, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials. Bloomz reserves all rights to the Materials not expressly granted in the Terms.

12. Indemnity

You agree that you will be personally responsible for your use of the Service and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bloomz its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of the Service; (ii) your violation of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, publicity or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Service.

13. Warranty Disclaimer

THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BLOOMZ AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS SPECIFICALLY (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) DISCLAIM (i) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (ii) ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE-OF-DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE; (iii) ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION OR RESULTS PROVIDED IN, OR THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF, THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE, OR UP-TO-DATE; AND (iv) ANY WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER REGARDING ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL ADVERTISED, MADE AVAILABLE, OR REFERRED TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ALL DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE. ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE DOWNLOADED, USED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

14. Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL BLOOMZ BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR (B) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (I) $100 OR (II) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO BLOOMZ IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THIS APPLICABLE CLAIM, OR (III) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

15. Applicable Law and Venue

These Terms and your use of the Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Washington, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms.

16. Assignment

You may not assign, delegate, or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Service account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without Bloomz's prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.

17. Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding Bloomz, the Service, or the Terms please contact us at support@bloomz.com.