Studio Scholars Program Terms of Service
Last revised: 9/6/2019
The following terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to all Studio Scholars who participate in the Studio Scholars program (“Program”). These Terms are entered into by and between you (“Studio Scholar”, “you”) and Academic Writers Studio, Inc. (“we”, “us”), owner of AcademicWriters.Studio website (“Website”) and administrator of the Academic Writers Studio Slack workspace (“Platform”). You must agree to these Terms in order to participate in the Program. We may revise and update these Terms in whole or in part, from time to time in our sole discretion.
Academic Writer’s Studio Intellectual Property Rights. All of the material and contents that you have access to during the Program or on the Website, including our name, logo, and service names, slogans, features and functionality (“Marks”) are owned by us, our licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by U.S. copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. No rights are granted to you herein with regard to the Marks.
Scholar Submissions. You own all rights to any information you submit to us, whether on Slack or another platform at our discretion, for purposes of participating in the Program (“Scholar Submissions”). Scholar Submissions include (but are not limited to) research and research topics, excerpts from publications, drafts, comments, questions, messages, communications, emails, posts, recordings (video, voice, or other), conversations, images, and other content you send to us during the Program.
You represent that your Scholar Submissions are original, do not and will not infringe the rights of any third parties, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights and rights of publicity. You grant us and our assigns a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, irrevocable and perpetual license to use the Scholar Submissions for Program assessment and evaluation, development of further Program instruction, marketing and research. Further, you understand that your Scholar Submissions may be shared with and viewed by other Scholars as part of your participation in the Program.
If we desire to use specific Scholar Submissions in a manner other than expressly permitted herein, we will seek individual Scholar consent.
Permitted Uses. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, print, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material you have access to during the Program, including but not limited to submitted by participants in the Program. Any use of those materials not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and we reserve the right to revoke access to or use of the Website or your participation in the Program. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by us. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Terms shall prohibit or limit the use of your own Scholar Submissions.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials to us. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD US HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY US DURING OR AS A RESULT OF OUR INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY US OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Copyright Infringement. If you believe that any Scholar Submissions or other materials in the Program violate your copyright, please see our Copyright Policy for instructions on sending us a notice of copyright infringement. It is our policy to terminate the accounts of infringers and remove access immediately.
Disclaimer. The information presented on or through the Program is made available solely for informational and instructional purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information nor do we warrant or guaranty that use of the Program will result in any outcome whatsoever, including but not limited to completion or publication of research; tenure or promotion; or other professional recognition.
Participation in the Program does not guarantee you a specific number of hours from our staff or resources, nor does it guaranty that services will be performed on a specific timetable. Completion of an editing or other project on a specific timeline is neither guaranteed nor included in our Program. Any reliance you place on the information provided is strictly at your own risk and we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on our Program, services, or-related information or activity. Any statements or opinions provided by other Scholars or third parties are solely the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials.
Program Fee. Scholars will be charged a Program Fee upon acceptance to the Program. The Program Fee must be paid in full at least fourteen (14) days before the start of the Program, regardless of whether you are a new or returning Scholar. Check the Website for the Program start date as it may vary from year to year. For questions about pricing, payment deadlines or to discuss a payment plan, please contact [email protected]
Cancellation Policy. You may receive a full refund of your payment if you notify us at s[email protected] within forty-eight (48) hours of the payment. If you notify us after forty-eight (48) hours but within seven (7) days of payment, you will receive a full refund minus a $35 processing fee. All other refunds will be processed as follows: time of payment up to 14 days prior to the start date of the Program: 85% refund of Program Fee; 14 days prior to the start date of the Program up to 14 days after start of Program: 50% refund of Program Fee.
Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, our affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your participation in the Program.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction. All matters relating to the Website and these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal or state courts of the United States in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the City of Richmond. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.