This website is operated by School of Scratch, a division of Studio Scratches. Throughout the website, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to School of Scratch. School of Scratch offers this website, including all information, features and related services to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.
By visiting our website, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”, “Terms of Service, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms and Conditions apply to all users of the website, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and / or contributors of content.
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services and features. If these Terms and Conditions are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms and Conditions.
Any new features or services which are added to the current website shall also be subject to the Terms and Conditions. You can review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms and Conditions by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Online Website Terms
By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your county, state or province of residence.
School of Scratch is designed for use by adults. You must be at least the age of majority in your country or older to use it. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of majority in their country, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under the age of majority in their country, please contact us at email@example.com. When you use the site, you represent and warrant that you have the legal capacity to form a binding contract with us, and are doing so by your agreement to these terms.
You may not use our services or features for any illegal or unauthorised purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any viruses, worms or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.
We reserve the right to refuse Service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that information you share with School of Scratch may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any content on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
Accuracy, Completeness and Timeliness of Information
We are not responsible if information made available on this website is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this website is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this website is at your own risk.
Modifications to the Service
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
Availability of the Service
Certain services may be available exclusively online through this website. These services may have limited quantities, availability or access.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the availability of Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the the availability or access to any services or features that we offer. All descriptions of the Service are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. Any offer for any service or feature made on this website is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any services, information, or other material on School of Scratch will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
Accuracy of Information
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate information when contributing to this website. You also agree that you have full rights and ownership to any scratching videos or audio, media or information you contribute to this website and that any work is not copied.
We may provide you with access to third party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools “as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the website is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and / or features through this website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and / or services shall also be subject to these Terms and Conditions.
Third Party Links
Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third parties.
Third party links on this website may direct you to third party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third party websites. Please review carefully the third party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third party products should be directed to the third party.
User Comments, Messages, Contributions, Feedback and Other Submissions
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries / giveaways) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, “comments”), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms and Conditions.
You agree that your comments, messages and contributions will not violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments, messages and contributions will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third parties as to the origin of any comments, messages or contributions. You are solely responsible for any comments, messages and contributions you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments, messages or contributions posted by you or any third party. We also take no responsibility or liability for any copyright, ownership, trademark or patent issues that may occur as a result of the content we make available.
You will maintain the rights to any scratching videos or audio you grant us permission to publish and share. When consenting to use of your scratching videos or audio, you grant School of Scratch unlimited permission to publish, display, promote, distribute, feature and share any artwork you contribute on the School of Scratch website, School of Scratch social platforms and Newsletter.
You reserve the right to revoke this permission, and should contact School of Scratch immediately if you wish to do so.
Competitions, Giveaways and Events
From time to time School of Scratch may host and promote scratching related competitions, giveaways and events. These are provided on an ‘as is’ basis.
Prizes and awards associated with competitions and giveways cannot be exchanged for alternative prizes and awards or monetary value. In the event that prizes or awards arrive damaged or do not arrive at all, we are not obligated to, but may at our discretion provide suitable replacements. If there are any issues with prizes or awards you receive, you should notify us within 7 days so we can take appropriate action. We will attempt to notify winners (most often by email), and once notifcation has been sent we will wait 30 days for acknowledgement. If after 30 days no acknowledgement has been received, we will select another winner to receive the competition or giveaway prize and the originally selected winner will forfeit their prize or award.
To participate in any competition, giveaway or event you must be at least the age of majority in your country, state or province. You should not attempt to cheat at the competition or giveaway, nor should you attempt to sway any results that may be linked to the competition or giveaway.
When partnering with School of Scratch to provide prizes to win or giveaway at no monetary value, you cannot later request some or all of the value of any prizes or a monetary equivalent.
School of Scratch reserves the right to end any competition, giveaway or event at a time of our choosing, and has the right to update or change the terms and conditions relating to future competitions at any time.
Your schoolofscratch.com Account
If you create an account on schoolofscratch.com, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with schoolofscratch.com. You must not represent yourself in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and School of Scratch may change or remove any accounts that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause School of Scratch liability. You must immediately notify School of Scratch of any unauthorized uses of your schoolofscratch.com account and / or facebook group account or any other breaches of security. School of Scratch will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Copyright and intellectual property
We own our stuff; you own yours.
You retain ownership of all content you upload to, or otherwise share on the site. However, by posting, uploading, or sharing your content, you grant us a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to access, use, and display your content in connection with the site and services we provide to you. This license permits us to perform the services that you registered for; for example, it permits us to store your content on redundant data servers, but it does not permit us to sell your content to advertisers or any other third party, nor does it transfer the copyright to us. This license ends when you delete the material or your account (subject to our standard data backups, which we retain for 30 days).
In addition, the site provides features that allow you to sell your content to others. There are many things that others may do with that content, including copying it, modifying it, and re-selling it. So, please consider carefully what you choose to sell; we take no responsibility for that activity. Furthermore, you affirmatively agree not to reproduce, publish, or distribute content in connection with the site that infringes any third party’s trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, publicity, privacy, or other personal or proprietary right.
All School of Scratch content, the selection, compilation, arrangement and presentation of all materials, and the overall design of the site are copyrighted by us, and are protected by UK and international laws. Use of our content without our express prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
Schoolofscratch.com and our name may not be used in connection with any product or service without our express written permission.
You agree that all custom development and other data or materials generated or developed by us in connection with the site, including without limitation in response to your request for custom development or integration services or in connection with your suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations, or other feedback, shall be and remain the property of School of Scratch. To the extent that any rights to such materials, under applicable law, do not vest directly in School of Scratch, you hereby assign to School of Scratch the ownership of all such rights, including without limitation all copyrights, in such materials without the necessity of any further consideration and School of Scratch shall be entitled to obtain and hold in its own name all such rights in such materials. To the extent that any such rights to such materials do not vest directly in School of Scratch and applicable law prohibits the assignment of such rights to School of Scratch, you hereby grant to School of Scratch a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sublicenseable, irrevocable, perpetual license to all such rights without the necessity of any further consideration.
School of Scratch Rules
We have some ground rules which you must adhere to when using the site. You agree not to do any of the following:
- Threaten others with violence.
- Use hateful, abusive, harassing, libelous, or obscene language towards others.
- Upload, publish, or distribute any material that infringes or violates any third party’s copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, or other proprietary or property right;
- Upload, publish, or distribute any material which promotes illegal activity, could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation;
- Upload, publish, or distribute any material that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- Upload, publish, or distribute any material which is defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, profane, child pornographic, offensive, obscene or otherwise objectionable;
- Upload, publish, or distribute video, audio, photographs, or images of another person without his or her permission (or in the case of a minor, the minor’s legal guardian);
- Use the site to send spam, chain letters, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass email;
- Use the site to distribute viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files;
- Use or attempt to use another person’s account;
- Disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the site, or any servers or networks connected to the site;
- Attempt to obtain unauthorized access to or at the site;
- Impersonate another person;
- Make the site and your account, in whole or in part, available to any other person, entity, or business except as expressly authorized by us;
- Copy, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any code or functionality of or at the site, in whole or in part, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code to any software used in or at the site;
- Modify the site or any associated software or combine the site with any other software or services not provided or approved by us;
- Share with any minor any content or materials inappropriate for children, or allow any minor access to such materials;
- Systematically harvest data from the site, or programmatically register accounts on the site;
You further agree that you are responsible for your actions in relation to the site, and for any communications transmitted under your account; that you will comply with all laws relating to the transmission of technical data or software exported from the UK; and that you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including without limitation those related to privacy, data collection, and email creation and delivery.
If it appears you have violated any of these rules, we may, in our sole discretion, remove any offending material or immediately limit or terminate your account.
Responsibility of Website Visitors
School of Scratch has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to our site, community forum or facebook group, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, community forum and facebook group, School of Scratch does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website, community forum and facebook group may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. School of Scratch disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Content Posted on Other Websites
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which schoolofscratch.com links, and that link to schoolofscratch.com. School of Scratch does not have any control over those non-School of Scratch websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-School of Scratch website or webpage, School of Scratch does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. School of Scratch disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-School of Scratch websites and webpages.
Payment and Renewal
- General Terms
By selecting a product or service, you agree to pay School of Scratch the one-time (lifetime) and/or monthly subscription fees indicated (additional payment terms may be included in other communications). Subscription payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for a membership and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or lifetime subscription period as indicated. Payments are not refundable.
- Automatic Renewal
Unless you notify School of Scratch before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a subscription or cancel your membership via your account page, your subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable monthly subscription fee for such subscription (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time by submitting your request to School of Scratch in writing.
School of Scratch Services
- Fees; Payment
By signing up for a Services account you agree to pay School of Scratch the applicable setup fees and recurring fees. Applicable fees will be invoiced starting from the day your services are established and in advance of using such services. School of Scratch reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. Services can be canceled by you at anytime on thirty (30) days written notice to School of Scratch.
If your service includes access to priority email support. “Email support” means the ability to make requests for technical support assistance by email at any time (with reasonable efforts by School of Scratch to respond within one business days) concerning the use of the VIP Services. “Priority” means that support takes priority over support for users of the standard or free schoolofscratch.com services. All support will be provided in accordance with School of Scratch standard services practices, procedures and policies.
Canceling your account
You can cancel your account at any time by visiting Manage Account → Subscriptions → Turn off auto-renew → Yes, please in your School of Scratch account dashboard. Upon canceling your account, your customer data remains secure in our membership software service provider, Memberful, for the purposes of if you should wish to resubscribe and reactivate your account and contains a history of all past payments made. You may also contact us and ask us to delete your account completely, in which case all of your data will be immediately and permanently deleted from our servers. Offsite backups containing your data will be deleted within 30 days. This data deletion is irreversible.
Facebook Group Access
As a paying School of Scratch member, you have the option to join our ‘closed‘ facebook group.
Facebook closed group definition: https://www.facebook.com/help/220336891328465
When you purchase a subscription, you will be sent instructions on how to request to join our group.
You may remain a member of the group as long as you have a paid up, active membership. If your membership lapses / expires, you will be removed from the group. If you renew your membership, you may request to rejoin and you will be added again.
Your Facebook posts and comments in our group cannot be deleted by anyone at School of Scratches. Only you can delete your posts and comments. When you leave the group your posts will remain in the group unless you delete them before you leave the group or before you are removed should your membership lapse.
You may delete all of your own group posts yourself by logging into Facebook and navigating to: Activity log > More > Groups > Posts and Comments. There you can see all your posts. To delete them, click the ‘edit’ pencil and delete your posts and comments one by one. If you wish to delete all your posts and you have already been removed from the group, talk to us and we will enable group access so you can delete your posts. We are happy to help you!
If you are not ok with how the group works and /or Facebook’s policies, please do not request to join our Facebook group.
Errors, Inaccuracies and Omissions
Occasionally there may be information on our website or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to service descriptions, promotions, offers, and service availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information if any of the information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice.
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms and Conditions, you are prohibited from using the website or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses, worms or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and all services and features delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall School of Scratch, our team, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any features procured using the Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any features, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or artwork) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless School of Scratch and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, agents, contractors, licensors, subcontractors, team, interns and employees from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms and Conditions or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms and Conditions, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms and Conditions are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms and Conditions at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our website.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and / or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms and Conditions and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this website or in respect to the Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms and Conditions).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed against the drafting party.
These Terms and Conditions and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom.
Changes to Terms and Conditions
You can review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms and Conditions by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms and Conditions constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Questions about the Terms and Conditions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: May 24, 2018