Welcome to Worthee!
Worthee is a platform designed for communication across organizations. This Terms of Service governs your use of the Worthee app and the worthee.me website (collectively “the Platform” or “Worthee Platform”), as well as the relation between yourself and Worthee Inc. (“Worthee”). If you do not agree to these Terms, including the Binding Arbitration Clause included below, please discontinue using the Platform.
Worthee may change this Terms of Services from time to time and continued use of the Platform after the changes go into affect constitutes consent to the change.
Creating a Worthee Account
In order to use the Platform you must create an account. You agree that you will use the name you are commonly known by within your Organization to create the account. Worthee recommends you treat all content shared through the Platform as public, and you agree not to share any content you are not otherwise authorized to share publicly. By creating an account on the Platform, you agree that you are at least 18 years of age. The Platform is not directed to children under 13, so if you are under 13 years of age, you are not permitted to access or use the Platform.
Non-Admin User Accounts
Users may join an Organization where they may share information such as ratings, kudos, messages, and images. You may access multiple organizations through one Worthee account.
You retain ownership of the rights in the copyrighted content you contribute or post to the Platform. By contributing content via the Platform, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, use, and display your user content. You agree not to contribute or post content that (i) may create a risk of harm to any other person or company, (ii) may constitute a crime or tort, (iii) is unlawful, (iv) infringes the intellectual property rights of others, (v) is invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, (vi) constitutes harassment or a threat to others, or (vii) contains information that you do not have a legal right to post under any contractual or fiduciary relationship, including information protected by trade secret laws or non-disclosure agreements. While we strive to create a tolerant and productive environment on the Worthee Platform, you agree that you may see content on the Platform that is offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable, and that you shall not hold Worthee in any way responsible for such content. You agree that Your Content may remain available on the Platform even if your employment ends with your current employer, you leave the Organization, or if you delete the App.
Worthee grants you a personal, non-sublicensable and non-exclusive license to use the Platform solely in connection with the Service. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Content we create is protected by copyright, trademark and trade secret laws. Some examples of our content are the text on the site, our logo, and our source code. You may not use, reproduce, distribute, perform, publicly display or prepare derivative works of our content unless we give you permission in writing. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Don’t do anything on the app you wouldn’t do at work. You are responsible for all the activity on your account. Inappropriate conduct may lead to account termination. Examples of inappropriate conduct include:
- Illegal Activities - Don’t break the law or encourage others to break the law.
- Abuse - Don’t harass or bully others, or promote violence or hatred towards others.
- Tracking - Don’t use the Platform to track, monitor, or spy on other users or employees.
- Personal Information - Don’t distribute others’ personal information or otherwise abuse it.
- Fraud - Don’t post information that is false or otherwise misleading.
- Impersonation - Don’t impersonate anyone. Don’t use another’s account, or allow others to use your account.
- Intellectual Property - Don’t infringe on others’ intellectual property rights.
- Spam - Don’t spam others or distribute unsolicited advertising material.
- Reverse Engineering - Don’t take apart Worthee to figure out our secret sauce.
No payment is required to use Worthee.
You may delete your account at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. Worthee reserves the right to delete terminate your account at our own discretion.
SMS Text Messages
We use text messaging as part of our service. Worthee occasionally sends text messages using the short message service ('SMS') to mobile devices. Our service provider delivers these text messages, which consist of information, such as verification PINs, or invitations to join the Worthee Platform. While Worthee does not charge a fee to receive text messages, standard text messaging rates and other charges from mobile phone carriers may apply. Worthee does not guarantee that text messages will be sent or will arrive, and you agree that we shall not be liable for any failure for a text message to arrive or any other technical problems related to text message delivery.
You will indemnify us from all losses and liabilities, including legal fees, that arise from these terms or relate to your use of the Worthee Platform. We reserve the right to exclusive control over the defense of a claim covered by this clause. If we use this right then you will help us in our defense.
Your obligation to indemnify under this clause also applies to our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, advisors, consultants, and third party service providers.
The Worthee Platform is provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind. Any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and any other warranty is expressly disclaimed and excluded to the greatest extent permitted by law.
The disclaimers of warranty under this clause also apply to our affiliates and third party service providers.
Limit of Liability
To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable to you for any incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of these terms, or your use or attempted use of the Worthee Service. To the extent permitted by law, our liability for damages is limited to the amount of money we have earned through your use of the Worthee Platform. We are specifically not liable for loss associated with failure to provide accurate reporting of user activity and from losses caused by conflicting contractual agreements.
For this clause “we” and “our” is defined to include our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, advisors, consultants, and third party service providers.
The Terms of Service and the resolution of any Disputes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire without regard to its conflict of laws principles.
Informal Dispute Resolution
We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against Worthee, you agree to try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting you. If a Dispute is not resolved within 15 days after submission, you or Worthee may bring a formal proceeding.
We Both Agree to Arbitrate
You and Worthee agree to resolve any Disputes through final and binding arbitration, except as set forth under Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate below.
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will administer the arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in the United States county where you live or work, Concord, New Hampshire, or any other location we agree to.
The AAA rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. Worthee will not seek its attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.
Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate
Either you or Worthee may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in Concor, NH or any United States county where you live or work. Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Worthee products or Platform, or infringement of intellectual property rights (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.
No Class Actions
You may only resolve Disputes with Worthee on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren't allowed under our agreement.
Judicial Forum for Disputes
In the event that the agreement to arbitrate is found not to apply to you or your claim, you and Worthee agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) will be brought in the federal or state courts of Concord, New Hampshire. Both you and Worthee consent to venue and personal jurisdiction there. We both agree to waive our right to a jury trial.
Limitations on Claims
Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the Worthee Platform must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or else that claim or cause of action will be barred forever.
This is the entire agreement.
These terms and any referenced policies are the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede all prior agreements. If any provision of these terms is held to be unenforceable, that provision is modified to the extent necessary to enforce it. If a provision cannot be modified, it is severed from these terms, and all other provisions remain in force. If either party fails to enforce a right provided by these terms, it does not waive the ability to enforce any rights in the future.
Don’t share stuff through the app that doesn’t belong to you. If you believe that any content on the Worthee Platform infringes your copyrights, please send written notice to:
Address: PO Box 5189, Hanover, NH, 03755
This notice should include the following information:
- The electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner, or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
- A description of the exact location on the Worthee Platform of the content that you claim is infringing. This description must allow us to find and identify the content.
- Your name, address, telephone number and email address.
- A statement by you that: a) you believe in good faith that the use of the content that you claim to infringe your copyright is not authorized by law, the copyright owner, or the owner’s agent, b) all information contained in your copyright notice is accurate, and c) under penalty of perjury, you are either the copyright owner, or authorized to act on their behalf.
If your content has been removed because of a DMCA notice, but you believe the content was not infringing on another’s copyrights, then you may send a written counter-notice to have the content restored. Your counter-notice should include the following information:
- Your electronic or physical signature.
- A description of the content that was removed and the exact location of the content on Worthee before it was removed.
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you believe in good faith that the content was removed by mistake or misidentification.
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Federal District Court for the judicial district in which you are located, or if you are outside the U.S., the state of New Hampshire, and that you will accept service of process from the party that originally sent us the DMCA notice.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Last updated: November 15, 2017