Terms and Conditions

Global Open Versity operates GOpenV (as defined below). Your use of GOpenV is governed by these Terms of Service (“Terms”), and your use of GOpenV constitutes your acceptance of these Terms.

"GOpenV" (the "Service") means Global Open Versity (the “Site”) and any other software, sites, and services offered by us (Global Open Versity) in connection therewith but does not include any sites, services, products, or offerings governed by other terms of use, or, other agreements between you and GOpenV. "Customer Data" means any data you make available to GOpenV for the purpose of using GOpenV. "Content" means all content generated by GOpenV on your behalf (including metric data) and does not include Customer Data.

We will endeavor to provide you with notice about major changes to the Terms or GOpenV and other changes (via email to the address on your account). Other changes could be, without limitation, changes to payment policies, security patches, added or removed functionality, and other enhancements or restrictions to GOpenV. Your use of GOpenV after the Terms have changed constitutes your acceptance of the Terms as changed. You may reject changes to the Terms by terminating your subscription/account in accordance with the "Cancellation and Termination" section of these Terms of Service. GOpenV shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any change to GOpenV.

Please use GOpenV responsibly and in compliance with these Terms. If you don't, we reserve the right to terminate your subscription/account in accordance with the "Cancellation and Termination" section of these Terms of Service.

1. Use of GOpenV

You are responsible for the security of your passwords and for any use of your account. You may not allow multiple people to use the same account or otherwise access GOpenV in a manner intended to avoid incurring any fees or to circumvent a set policy.

You must comply with all applicable policies and terms of service. GOpenV is not responsible for any acts or omissions whether related to your account or otherwise.

GOpenV reserves the right to enforce quotas and usage limits (to any resources, including the API) at its sole discretion, with or without notice, which may result in GOpenV disabling or throttling your usage of the Service for any amount of time.

You are responsible for obtaining access to GOpenV and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access our sites and services.

You may not use GOpenV:

  • for any illegal purpose, in any manner inconsistent with applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances, or to submit, post, upload, or otherwise transmit any Customer Data or Content that is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, invasive of someone else's privacy, abusive, threatening, harassing, vulgar, obscene, indecent or otherwise objectionable;
  • to submit, post, upload or otherwise transmit any Customer Data or Content that infringes or otherwise violates the rights of any third party, including without limitation privacy rights, fiduciary rights and proprietary rights;
  • to submit, post, upload or otherwise transmit Customer Data or Content that contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of GOpenV or another person's computer; or
  • if you are a person barred from receiving GOpenV under the laws of any governing body, including the country in which you are resident or from which you use GOpenV.

2. Cancellation and Termination

To cancel your subscription, account, and access to GOpenV, send us an email at hello@globalopenversity.com instructing us to do so. If you paid for your subscription, GOpenV is not obligated to provide any refunds if you cancel your subscription or if GOpenV terminates your subscription because you breached these Terms. If your subscription is cancelled or terminated in accordance with the foregoing before the end of a current paid-up period, your cancellation will take effect immediately and you will not be charged again. All of your Customer Data and Content will, within a reasonable amount of time to be determined solely by GOpenV, be deleted from GOpenV upon cancellation.

You agree that GOpenV, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate or suspend your account. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service may be without prior notice, and you agree that GOpenV will not be liable to you or any third party for such termination. If you paid for your subscription, and GOpenV did not terminate or suspend your account due to your breach of these Terms, GOpenV will provide a pro-rate refund of unused subscription fees if it terminates or suspends your account in accordance with this paragraph.

3. Customer Data

GOpenV claims no ownership or control over any Customer Data. Except for the license expressly granted by you to GOpenV to provide GOpenV, you retain all right, title, and interest in and to Customer Data and you are responsible for protecting those rights and interests, as appropriate. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you grant to GOpenV for its use a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to aggregate or compile Customer Data with customer data of other users of GOpenV so long as such aggregation or compilation omits any data that would enable the identification of you (“Aggregated Data”). GOpenV shall have a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to use, modify, distribute and create derivative works based on such Aggregated Data, and as between you and GOpenV, GOpenV shall own all compilations of the Aggregated Data, including all reports, statistics or analyses created or derived therefrom.

You understand that projects in GOpenV will display Customer Data to you and any collaborators that you designate for that project. You are solely responsible for any collaborators and third-parties (including third-party services) that you allow to view Customer Data and entrust them at your own risk.

You are solely responsible for configuring GOpenV to allow appropriate access to your Customer Data. GOpenV is not responsible if you fail to configure, or misconfigure, your project and inadvertently allow unauthorized parties to view any Customer Data.

4. Ideas and Feedback

As part of your use of GOpenV, you may choose, or we may invite you, to submit comments, feedback or ideas about GOpenV, including but not limited to ideas about improving our Online Learning System or our other offerings ("Ideas"). You hereby grant GOpenV a perpetual, royalty-free, unlimited, worldwide license to use and/or incorporate such Ideas into any GOpenV offering (including GOpenV) at any time in GOpenV’s sole discretion. Ideas you submit will not be afforded any confidential treatment by GOpenV, regardless of whether you request such treatment or otherwise designate Ideas as proprietary or confidential.

5. External Sites and Content

GOpenV may contain links to other websites or content (“Third Party Sites”). GOpenV does not endorse, sanction or verify the accuracy or ownership of the information contained in/on any Third Party Site or any products or services advertised on Third Party Sites unless explicitly stated. If you decide to leave the Site and navigate to Third Party Sites, or install any software or download content from any such Third Party Sites, you do so at your own risk. Once you access a Third Party Site through a link on our Site, you may be subject to the terms and conditions of such Third Party Site. You should review the applicable policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third Party Site to which you navigate from the Site, or relating to any software you use or install from a Third Party Site, including any applicable license agreement. Concerns regarding a Third Party Site should be directed to the Third Party Site itself. GOpenV bears no responsibility for any action associated with any Third Party Site.

6. License and Restrictions

Subject to and conditioned upon your agreement to and compliance with these Terms, we will make GOpenV available to you on a subscription or payment model basis solely for your own use and not for resale or to provide services to any third party.

Excluding Third Party Sites and their related content, all of the content available on or through GOpenV, including without limitation, text, photographs, graphics, logos, trade/service marks, and/or audiovisual content, but expressly excluding Customer Data, is owned and/or controlled by GOpenV, its licensors or GOpenV users and is protected, as applicable, by copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, and trade secret laws, other proprietary rights, and international treaties. You acknowledge that GOpenV and any underlying technology or software used in connection with GOpenV contain our proprietary information.

You will not, nor will you attempt to (or allow anyone else to or attempt to):

  • copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of GOpenV or any part thereof;
  • attempt to disable or circumvent any security or verification mechanism used by GOpenV;
  • use GOpenV in any manner, or otherwise engage in any activity, that could damage, disable, overburden or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with or disrupt GOpenV or any other users' use or enjoyment of GOpenV.
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of GOpenV, member accounts, or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means.
  • remove any notices of copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights contained in/on or accessible through GOpenV or in any content or other material obtained via GOpenV;
  • use any robot, spider, website search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of GOpenV;
  • reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of GOpenV;
  • use GOpenV for commercial purposes not permitted under these Terms;
  • in connection with your use of GOpenV, make unauthorized use of others’ accounts or Customer Data;
  • create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses;
  • provide or use tracking or monitoring functionality in connection with GOpenV, including, without limitation, to identify other users’ actions or activities;
  • impersonate or attempt to impersonate any other person or entity, including without limitation GOpenV or any employee, contractor or associate of GOpenV; or
  • collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited activities described in this paragraph.

7. Open Source Software

Open source software licenses for components of GOpenV released under an open source license constitute separate written agreements. To the limited extent that the open source software licenses expressly supersede these Terms, the open source licenses govern your agreement with GOpenV only for the use of the components of GOpenV released under an open source license.

8. Monitoring of Content

You understand that GOpenV may access and disclose Customer Data or otherwise provide third parties access to it for the following reasons:

  • to send an email message to you upon your request;
  • to maintain the Site and to develop new and useful features and services;
  • to follow a court order, subpoena, complaint or a lawful request from governmental authorities;
  • to enforce these Terms;
  • to respond to claims that any Customer Data or Content violates third party rights;
  • to respond to your requests for customer service; and
  • to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GOpenV, users of GOpenV’s offerings, including without limitation GOpenV, and the public.

9. Our Copyright Dispute Policy

GOpenV respects the intellectual property of others and requires that our users do the same. If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through GOpenV infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Copyright Agent listed below:

  • identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
  • identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on GOpenV (providing the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material satisfies this requirement);
  • information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and an email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
  • your physical or electronic signature.

Our Designated Copyright Agent for notification of claimed infringement can be reached by email at: dmca@globalopenversity.com.

Disclaimer of Warranties:

If you access GOpenV, you do so at your own risk. We provide GOpenV “as is,” “with all faults” and “as available.” We make no express or implied warranties or guarantees about GOpenV. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we hereby disclaim all such warranties, including all statutory warranties, with respect to GOpenV, including without limitation any warranties that GOpenV is merchantable, of satisfactory quality, accurate, fit for a particular purpose or need, or non-infringing. We do not guarantee that the results that may be obtained from the use of GOpenV will be effective, reliable or accurate or will meet your requirements. We do not guarantee that you will be able to access or use GOpenV (either directly or through third-party networks) at times or locations of your choosing. We are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or completeness of information provided by any other users of GOpenV or any other data or information provided or received through GOpenV. Except as expressly set forth herein, GOpenV makes no warranties about the information systems, software and functions made accessible by or through GOpenV or any security associated with the transmission of sensitive information. GOpenV does not warrant that GOpenV will operate error-free, that errors in the service will be fixed, that loss of data will not occur, or that GOpenV is free of computer viruses, contaminants or other harmful items. Under no circumstances will GOpenV, any of our affiliates, distributors, partners, licensors, and/or any of our or their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, or other representatives be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the service.

10. Limitations on Liability

Your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with us is the cancellation of your use of GOpenV. In no event shall we be liable to you (or to any third party claiming under or through you) for any damages whatsoever, including, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages or any bodily injury, emotional distress, death or any other damages arising from your use of or inability to use GOpenV, whether on-line or off-line, or otherwise in connection with GOpenV. These exclusions apply to any claims for lost profits, lost data, loss of goodwill or business reputation, cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, any other commercial damages or losses, or any personal injury or property damages, even if we knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages. GOpenV’s liability under these terms shall be limited to the fees you paid GOpenV in the twelve months prior to the date the claim arose. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

11. Indemnification

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify GOpenV, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, advertisers, licensors, suppliers or partners from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to (a) your breach of the Terms, (b) your use of GOpenV, (c) your violation of applicable laws, rules or regulations in connection with GOpenV, or (d) your Customer Data, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, GOpenV will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.

12. Choice of Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the law without giving effect to principles of conflict of laws, and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of the federal courts. Each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction and venue of any such court in any such action or proceeding. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to These Terms.

13. General Legal Terms

These Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and GOpenV and govern your use of the Service and completely replace any prior agreements between you and GOpenV, written or oral, in relation to GOpenV.

If any part of the Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

The failure of GOpenV to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

GOpenV shall not be liable for failing or delaying performance of its obligations resulting from any condition beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, governmental action, acts of terrorism, earthquake, fire, flood or other acts of God, labor conditions, power failures, and Internet disturbances.

GOpenV may assign this contract at any time to any parent, subsidiary, or any affiliated company, or as part of the sale to, merger with, or other transfer of our company to another entity. You may not assign these Terms.

This document was last updated on April 8, 2022