Welcome to Social School 101. We are a Website and Blog with an online subscription service, providing our members with access to educational Video Documentaries and other audio visual entertainment (“movies & podcasts”) streaming over the Internet to certain Internet-connected TV’s, computers and other devices (“Social School 101 ready devices”). We also make available for sale company branded marketing materials such as coffee cups, posters, shirts, and other branded hard goods. We’ve put together here some detailed terms and conditions. You should read and understand them as they govern your use of our service.
Membership and Billing
You can find the specific details regarding your membership with Social School 101 at anytime by visiting our website and clicking on the “My Account” link.
Right to Terminate
We reserve the right to terminate or restrict your use of our service, without notice, for any or no reason whatsoever.
How Our Streaming Service Works
Social School 101 offers an online subscription service for it’s Video Documentaries providing its members with access to movies and or educational documentaries, streaming over the Internet to Social School 101 ready devices. These devices are manufactured and sold by entities other than Social School 101.
Availability. The availability of movies & documentaries shows to instantly watch will change from time to time, and from country to country. The quality of the display of the streaming movies & documentaries shows may vary from computer to computer, and device to device, and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as your location, the bandwidth available through and/or speed of your Internet connection. Social School 101 streams a little bit of data as a buffer each time you start a movie or documentary show. Frequently starting and stopping movies & documentary movies shows will result in a minor increase to the amount of data Social School 101 streams to you per hour. In most cases this will be less than a few minutes worth. You are responsible for all Internet access charges. Please check with your Internet provider for information on possible Internet data usage charges. Social School 101 makes no representations or warranties about the quality of your instant watching experience on your display.
Each video subscription has a limitation of a specific total hours of viewing before a renewal would be required. This is clearly marked on every product page under “Additional Information” and is stated as “Streaming Limit.”
Start Time: The time it takes to begin watching a movie or TV show instantly will vary based on a number of factors, including your location, available bandwidth at the time, the movie or documentary show you have selected and the configuration of your Social School 101 ready device. For example, high-speed action scenes or special effects at the opening of a movie or TV show may slightly delay its start time. In addition, you must be connected to the Internet for the entirety of the viewing experience.
Personal Computer Requirements and Device Limitations: To enjoy watching instantly via your personal computer, your equipment must satisfy certain system requirements. The videos and documentaries have been optimized and should work on virtually every PC and mobile device (running Android, IOS, or Windows or Windows Mobile) manufactured in the last 4 years that can get consistent access to a Broadband Internet Connection. Broadband access is required at all times you are trying to view the movies or documentaries. Social School 101 talks no responsibility for any situation in which the movie or documentary won’t stream properly because of bandwidth or device/hardware restrictions.
Geographic Limitation: You may instantly watch a Video Documentary show through the Social School 101 service only in geographic locations where you have access to Broadband Internet service and there are no restrictions on that service that would limit content delivery or bandwidth necessary to view the Documentary or Movie.
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT: BY USING OUR SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE (1) TO THE SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AS SUCH MAY BE AMENDED OR ADDED TO FROM TIME TO TIME AND (2) TO RECEIVE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OR PROMPTING, UPDATED VERSIONS OF THE SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 AND RELATED THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE FOREGOING TERMS, DO NOT USE OUR SERVICE.
In response to requests from content providers, or due to technical limitations, or for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice to you, some or all movies, documentaries, & TV shows may not be watched, or may cease to be available for watching instantly, through our service on some Social School 101 ready devices.
The member who created the Social School 101 account and whose Payment Method is charged is referred to here as the Account Owner. The Account Owner has access and control over the Social School 101 account. The Account Owner’s control is exercised through use of the Account Owner’s password and therefore to maintain exclusive control, the Account Owner should not reveal the password to anyone. In addition, if the Account Owner wishes to prohibit others from contacting Social School 101 Customer Service and potentially altering the Account Owner’s control, the Account Owner should not reveal the Payment Method details (e.g., last four digits of their credit or debit card, or their email address if they use PayPal) associated with their account.
Account Access; Identity Protection
In order to provide you with ease of access to your account and to help administer the Social School 101 service, Social School 101 implements technology that enables us to recognize you as the account holder and provide you with direct access to your account without requiring you to retype any password or other user identification when you revisit the Social School 101 service. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the truth and accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your account.
You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your Social School 101 ready device. If you disclose your password to anyone or share your account and/or devices with other people, you take full responsibility for their actions. Where possible, users of public or shared devices should log out at the completion of each visit. If you sell or return a Social School 101 ready device, you should logout and/or deactivate the device before doing so. Similarly, if your Social School 101 ready device is lost or stolen, please deactivate the Social School 101 ready device. If you fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may access the Social School 101 service through your account and may be able to access certain of your account information.
If you find that you’re a victim of identity theft and it involves a Social School 101 account, you should notify Customer Service. Then, you should report this instance to all your card issuers, as well as your local law enforcement agency. Also, you should be mindful of any communication requesting that you submit credit card or other account information. Providing your information in response to these types of communications can result in identity theft. Always access your sensitive account information by going directly to the Social School 101 website and not through a hyperlink in an email or any other electronic communication, even if it looks official. Social School 101 reserves the right to place any account on hold anytime with or without notification to the member in order to protect itself and its partners from what it believes to be fraudulent activity. Social School 101 is not obligated to credit or discount a membership for holds placed on the account by either a representative of Social School 101 or by the automated processes of Social School 101.
Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability
THE SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 SERVICE, INCLUDING OUR WEBSITE AND USER INTERFACES, AND ALL CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH, OR ANY OTHER FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 SERVICE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE AND OUR LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 SERVICE, OUR WEBSITE, VIDEO DOCUMENTARY MOVIES, AND USER INTERFACES, AND ALL CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH. SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 DOES NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, AND YOU AGREE THAT SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 MAY ELIMINATE OR OTHERWISE MODIFY ANY OR ALL ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 SERVICE, INCLUDING FEATURES, WITHOUT COMPENSATION OR NOTICE TO YOU. SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR THE USE OF APPLICATIONS, SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 READY DEVICES, AND SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 SOFTWARE (INCLUDING THEIR CONTINUING COMPATIBILITY WITH OUR SERVICE). Without limiting the foregoing, we and our licensors assume no liability or responsibility for any of the following: (i) errors or omissions in the content delivered by the Social School 101 service or on the Social School 101 website or user interfaces; (ii) recommendations or advice of Customer Service; (iii) any failure or interruption in the availability of the Social School 101 service and/or website or user interfaces, (iv) delivery and or display of any content contained on the Social School 101 website, user interfaces, or otherwise through the Social School 101 service; and (vii) any losses or damages arising from the use of the content provided on the Social School 101 website, user interfaces, or otherwise through the Social School 101 service itself or any conduct by users of the Social School 101 service, website or user interfaces. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW, WE AND OUR LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. In addition, we do not represent or warrant that the information accessible via our site is accurate, complete or current. We do not make any representations with respect to the content contained on movies, documentaries, web site content, blogs, opinions or posts from the Ask Ms. Social blog, or any of the social networks where the media may be passed or from the Social School 101 service or the descriptions of any content contained on our website and user interfaces. We do not represent or guarantee that your use of the Social School 101 service will be free from interruption, loss, corruption, attack, viruses, interference, hacking, or other security intrusion and we disclaim any liability with respect thereto. No oral or written information or advice given by us or our authorized representative shall create a warranty or otherwise constitute a representation binding upon Social School 101 or its affiliated parties.
SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES CONCERNING SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 READY DEVICES OR THE COMPATIBILITY OF THE DEVICE WITH OUR SERVICE. Additional disclaimers or limitations of liability may be contained in the various third party software end user license agreements you may have agreed to in order to access our service.
Social School 101 is a registered trademark of Social School 101. The Social School 101 logo, Social School 101.com, Ask Ms. Social, askmssocial.com, Profiles, are trademarks or service marks of Social School 101. The Social School 101 website and user interfaces, including but not limited to its graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names constitute trade dress of Social School 101, LLC. The trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Social School 101 may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval from Social School 101 and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not affiliated with Social School 101, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, in any manner that dilutes the rights of Social School 101, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Social School 101. Other trademarks that appear on the Social School 101 website and user interfaces are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Social School 101. Any images of persons or personalities contained on the Social School 101 website and user interfaces are not an indication or endorsement of Social School 101 or any particular product or our service unless otherwise indicated.
Entertainment and Service Content
We distribute movies, and other filmed educational entertainment and we reserve the right to display and promote the filmed entertainment or other information through our service, including our website and user interfaces, to you in any manner we choose in our sole and absolute discretion. In addition, the Social School 101 service allows you and other third parties to post reviews or comments concerning the entertainment distributed by us. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties through the Social School 101 service are those of the respective authors or producers and not of Social School 101, or its shareholders, directors, officers, or employees or licensors. Under no circumstances shall Social School 101, or its shareholders, directors, officers, directors, or employees or licensors be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Social School 101 service. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the Social School 101 service.
Use of Information Submitted
Social School 101 is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any communication you may send to us (“Feedback”), including responses to questionnaires or through postings to the Social School 101 service, including the Social School 101 website, blog, and user interfaces, without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the Social School 101 service. Furthermore, by posting any Feedback on our site, submitting Feedback to us, or in responding to questionnaires, you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free irrevocable license, including the right to sublicense such right, and right to display, use, reproduce or modify the Feedback submitted in any media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
Please note Social School 101 does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to Social School 101. Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding that no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against Social School 101 and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the idea you sent.
From time to time, we test various aspects of our service, including our website, user interfaces, service levels, plans, promotions, features, availability of movies & Video Documentary shows, delivery, and pricing, and we reserve the right to include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice.
If you need assistance with your account, you may find answers and reach Customer Service at any time, where you will find the answers to many frequently asked questions and information on reaching a Customer Service representative.
Your Conduct in Accessing the Social School 101 Service
By accessing the Social School 101 service, including the Social School 101 website and user interfaces, you agree to use the Social School 101 service, including all features and functionalities associated therewith, the website and user interfaces and all content and software associated therewith in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including public performance limitations or other restrictions on use of the service or content therein. In addition, you agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Social School 101 service. You also agree not to impersonate any other person while using the Social School 101 service, conduct yourself in a vulgar or offensive manner while using the Social School 101 service, or use the Social School 101 service for any unlawful purpose.
You agree that all of the foregoing restrictions apply not only to the Social School 101 service, but also to the servers and networks connected to any portions of the Social School 101 service whether operated by Social School 101 or third parties (“Networks”). You agree not to interfere with Networks, violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations applicable to Networks, use Networks in a way that harms or impairs anyone else’s use of Networks, use Networks to gain unauthorized access to any service, data, account or other networks, use Networks to falsify any protocol or email header information (e.g., “spoofing”), use Networks to send “spam” (i.e., unsolicited bulk email or commercial messages) or items of a destructive or deceptive nature, or remove, modify, or tamper with any regulatory or legal notice or link that is incorporated into Networks.
Limitations on Use
Claims of Copyright Infringement
It is the policy of Social School 101 to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Social School 101 does not condone the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of movies, Video Documentary shows, or other copyrighted content.
If you elect to seek arbitration, you must first send to Social School 101, by certified mail, a written Notice of your claim (“Notice”). The Notice to Social School 101 should be addressed to: General Council P.O. Box 158429 Nashville, TN 37215 (“Notice Address”). If Social School 101 elects to seek arbitration, it will send a written Notice to the email address used for your membership account. A Notice, whether sent by you or by Social School 101, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If Social School 101 and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Social School 101 may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Social School 101 or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator. You may download or copy a form Notice and a form to initiate arbitration at www.adr.org. The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and Forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by emailing to the Notice Address. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope and enforceability of this arbitration agreement. Unless Social School 101 and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of the Social School 101 billing address. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
YOU AND SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Social School 101 agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.
End User License Agreement
BY DOWNLOADING, STREAMING, AND/OR USING ANY SOFTWARE AND/OR APPLICATIONS (COLLECTIVELY, “SOFTWARE”) PROVIDED TO YOU BY OR ON BEHALF OF SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 , INC. AND ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES (“SOCIAL SCHOOL 101″) IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SOCIAL SCHOOL 101 SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT (1) YOU HAVE READ THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (“LICENSE AGREEMENT”); (2) YOU UNDERSTAND IT; (3) YOU ARE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT; AND (4) YOU MAY RECEIVE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OR PROMPTING, UPDATED VERSIONS OF THE SOFTWARE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE A LICENSE TO, AND YOU WILL NOT USE, THE SOFTWARE.
This License Agreement contains details on your limited right and license to use the Software, Video Documentary Movies, Website, and Blog solely in connection with your use of the Social School 101 service. This License Agreement is between you and Social School 101 and not any other party.
The Software, Website, and Streaming Video contains material that is protected by copyright and other applicable intellectual property laws in the U.S. and other territories and by international treaty provisions. The Software, Website, and Streaming Video is licensed, not sold or given, to you by Social School 101 for use only under the terms of this License Agreement and all rights not specifically granted to you herein are reserved to Social School 101 and to any third party with ownership rights in software, video and documentation used in the Software. You may not remove any proprietary notice of Social School 101 or any other party from any copy of the Software, Website, Blog, Streaming Video or documentation.
The rights granted under the terms of this License Agreement include access to the website, and where a paid subscription exist access to streaming video. Upgrades to the website may occur from time to time at the sole discretion of Social School 101
Social School 101 reserves the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to change the terms of this License Agreement in our sole and absolute discretion. The most current version of this License Agreement will supersede all previous versions. Your use of the Software after changes are made means that you agree to be bound by such changes. As such, you should review the License Agreement periodically.
2. Permitted Use/Restrictions
Grant of Limited License. Social School 101 grants you (which, for purposes of this License Agreement, shall include members of your immediate household for whom you will be responsible hereunder and users of the Social School 101 ready device with which you are accessing the Social School 101 service and for whom you will be responsible hereunder) a non-exclusive, limited, personal and nontransferable license, subject to and conditioned on your compliance with the restrictions set forth in this License Agreement, to access the Website, Blog, and Video Documentary where a subscriber fee has been paid, provided to you by or on behalf of Social School 101 in connection with your use of the Social School 101 service.
The license grant above includes the right to use the Website, Blog and Video Documentaries for the sole purpose of using the Social School 101 service and the right to use (i) the Video subscription has a limitation of a specific total hours of viewing before a renewal would be required. This is clearly marked on every product page under “Additional Information” and is stated as “Streaming Limit” per paid license fee; (ii) the Video Documentary may NOT be modified; (iii) all copyright notices are maintained on the Video Documentary; and (iv) you agree to be bound by all the terms of this License Agreement.
The Video Documentary is only for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for use in the operation of a business or service bureau, for profit or for the benefit or any other person or entity.
As a condition of the limited license for the Video Documentary granted to you in this License Agreement, except as and only to the extent expressly permitted in this License Agreement or by applicable law which cannot be waived by this License Agreement, you may NOT:
1. publish, display, disclose, rent, lease, modify, loan, distribute or create derivative works based on the Video Documentary or any part thereof;
2. copy, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, translate, adapt or otherwise reduce or change the Video Documentary to any other form;
3. attempt to transfer, distribute, share beyond immediate family, make accessible;
4. transmit or make the Video Documentary available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers or Social School 101 ready devices at the same time;
5. take any action that will infringe on the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of Social School 101 or any third party software provider;
6. sublicense or assign the Video Documentary;
No ownership rights. You have no ownership rights in any Video Documentary. Rather, you have a limited license to access the Video Documentary as long as this License Agreement remains in effect. Ownership of the Video Documentary and all intellectual property rights therein shall remain at all times with Social School 101 and/or its licensors. Any other use of the Video Documentary by any other person, business, corporation, government or any other entity is strictly prohibited and is a violation of this License Agreement.
With specific respect to the Blog and Website you must ask permission before sharing or copying anything. I ask Bloggers always include an explicit link back to the original post. All negative comments on the Blog will be deleted. Any information posted to the Blog that Social School 101 or Ask Ms. Social feels is not appropriate will be removed at the sole discretion of the Social School 101, LLC.
3. Third Party Content/Third Party Software
Software. There are software programs contained within the Software that are used to display the Video Documentary that have been licensed to Social School 101 by third parties. The term “Software” as used herein shall refer to such third party software except where the term Software refers expressly to the ownership or other specific rights of Social School 101. The same terms and conditions, including all limitations and restrictions, set forth in this License Agreement apply to each third party software program contained in the Software.
4. Consent to Use of Data
5. Export Law Assurances
You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Video Documentary except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Video Documentary was legally obtained or authorized by Social School 101. In particular, but without limitation, the Video Documentary may not be exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Video Documentary, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list.
This License Agreement is effective until terminated. Your rights under this License Agreement are terminable by Social School 101 at any time without notice. Further, this License Agreement will terminate if Social School 101 finds that you have violated any of the terms of this License Agreement. No waiver of any breach of any provision of this License Agreement by Social School 101 shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless it is made in writing and is signed by an authorized representative of Social School 101. All provisions relating to confidentiality, proprietary rights, and nondisclosure shall survive the termination of this License Agreement.
Your ability to use the Social School 101 service is subject to your system compatibility with our Software as such requirements may change from time to time. Compatibility of system requirements with the Software is your responsibility.
Upon the termination of this License Agreement, you shall cease all use of the Video Documentary and Social School 101 service.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations on Liability
Social School 101 Copyright Notice © 2012 Social School 101, Inc. All content herein is protected by copyright and other applicable intellectual property laws in the U.S. and other territories and may not be modified, copied or used in any manner without the express permission of Social School 101, Inc., which reserves all rights. Reuse of any of this content for any purpose without the permission of Social School 101, Inc. is strictly prohibited.
This document was updated: February 4, 2013 @ 5:21PM CST.