Terms of Service

 

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a contractual agreement between you and Skopos Labs, Inc. (“Skopos”) governing your access to and use of websites, products, content, mobile applications, and services (“Services” or “Skopos Services”) provided by Skopos, in existence now or in the future. Please read these Terms carefully, and send an email to info@skoposlabs.com if you have any questions. By completing a Subscription Agreement Form (“Subscription Agreement”) and/or receiving non-Educational access to Skopos pursuant to a Subscription Agreement or on other terms, you subscribe to the Services and agree to be bound by these Terms and by our Privacy Policy. These Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Subscription Agreement are collectively referred to as the “Agreement”.

 

The Agreement shall be effective as of the date you complete your Subscription Agreement or are otherwise granted access to the Skopos Services. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and only if you have the power and legal ability to form a contract with Skopos.

1. USING SKOPOS SERVICES

 

1.1. Your Skopos Account. When you create your Skopos account, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. If you open an account on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) “you” includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant all permissions provided in these Terms and bind the entity to these Terms, and that you agree to these Terms on the entity’s behalf.

 

1.2. Ownership & Proprietary Rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Data (“Data” means all information made available through the Services that is not in the public domain at the time you complete a Subscription Agreement or otherwise obtain your access to Skopos) are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other proprietary rights, and that these worldwide rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies now existing or developed in the future. You agree to comply with all intellectual property laws and you shall not directly or indirectly assert any rights to the Services and Data.

 

You are granted the limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-licensable right to use the Services and Data during the subscription term, and to electronically copy or print portions of the Data for your use only.

 

You may not copy, download, distribute, retransmit, resell, scrape, crawl, data mine, or use any other data gathering or extraction tools, or otherwise use the Services and Data or any portion thereof, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement or with Skopos’s prior written permission. In addition:

 

  1. You will not use any automated system to access Skopos Services in a manner that sends more request messages to Skopos's servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional online web browser. The sole exception is that Skopos grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy certain materials from Skopos Services for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials. Skopos reserves the right to restrict the content that public search engines are authorized to copy or index, or revoke part or all of that right at any time. Skopos presumptively does, but is under no obligation to, exclude user-generated Republished Content from the content public search engines are authorized to copy or index.

  2. You will not take any action that imposes, or may impose, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure as determined by Skopos.

  3. You will not bypass the measures Skopos may use to prevent or restrict access, use, or copying of Skopos Services.

 

Unless expressly stated herein, these Terms do not confer any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

 

The rights conferred by this Agreement are revocable at any time.

 

1.3. Updates. You agree that we may automatically upgrade the Services, and these Terms will apply to such upgrades.

 

1.4. Suspension of Services. Skopos may, without limiting Skopos’s other rights and remedies, suspend or terminate your access to the Services if Skopos reasonably determines that: (a) there is a threat or attack on the site hosting the Services (including a denial of service attack) or other event that may create a risk to the Services or any user of the Services; (b) your use of the Services disrupts or poses a security risk or risk of harm to Skopos or any user of the Services, or may subject Skopos or any third party to liability; (c) Skopos reasonably believes that your use of Services violates any applicable law or regulation, or this Agreement. Skopos will have no liability for any damage, liabilities, losses or any other consequences that you may incur as a result of any service suspension. A suspension under this Section 1.4 will not terminate this Agreement or relieve you of any of your obligations or liabilities under the Agreement.

 

1.5. Your Content. If any of the Skopos Services allows you to post content, including comments and other materials, anything that you post or otherwise make available through the Skopos website is referred to as “User Content.” You retain ownership of, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to Skopos. By default your User Content is private and viewable only by you, and Skopos will not publicly share or publicly display such User Content, although it may make use of User Content as described in the Privacy Policy. Skopos may enable you to post to publicly accessible areas, and such posts may be viewable by other users of the Services and may be viewable through third party services and websites. When posting in publicly accessible areas you should only provide content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms. Additionally, Skopos may enable you to share your User Content with others, and you should only share what you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.

 

Subject to the foregoing, Skopos may make copies and otherwise use the User Content in connection with the normal operation of the Skopos Services, and you hereby grant to Skopos a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to store, reproduce, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, publish, transmit, display and distribute your User Content, and to otherwise use any of your User Content as Skopos may deem necessary or desirable for purposes of debugging, testing, or providing support or development services in connection with the Services and future improvements. You agree that this license includes the right for Skopos to make your User Content available to others for the publication, distribution, syndication, or broadcast of such User Content on other media and services. Such additional uses by Skopos or others may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the User Content that you post or otherwise make available through Services.

 

Additionally, by uploading content to the site, you warrant, represent and agree that you have the right to grant Skopos the license described above and that you have not and will not contribute any User Content that (a) infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright or trademark of another party, (b) reveals any trade secret, unless the trade secret belongs to you or you have the owner's permission to disclose it, (c) infringes any intellectual property right of another or the privacy or publicity rights of another, (d) is libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harassing, hateful, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party, (e) creates an impression that you know is incorrect, misleading, or deceptive, including by impersonating others or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity; (f) contains other people's private or personally identifiable information without their express authorization and permission, and/or (g) contains or links to a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

 

Skopos reserves the right in its discretion to remove any User Content from the Services, suspend or terminate your account at any time, or pursue any other remedy or relief available under equity or law.

Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any of your User Content from Skopos, that User Content will no longer be accessible from your account, but may be accessed from other user accounts if it has been shared with others and they have not deleted it. Skopos may also continue to retain and use any User Content deleted from your account and any User Content associated with your account after termination or deactivation, for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above.

 

All User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. We may not monitor or control the User Content posted via Services. Any use of or reliance on any such User Content by you is at your own risk. Under no circumstances will Skopos be liable in any way for any User Content.

We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Skopos, its users and the public.

2. FREE/PAID ACCESS

 

2.1. Free/Trial Access. Skopos retains sole discretion over whether to grant or deny free access to any of the Services, or to grant any request for a free trial of any of the Services. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to obligate Skopos to grant or continue free access to any of the Services. If you have been granted a free trial of certain features and/or content within the Services, your access to those features and/or content shall terminate at the end of the trial period, or at any earlier or later date as determined by Skopos.

 

2.2. Monthly Paid Subscription. Skopos offers monthly subscriptions to individuals and other entities. If you upgrade your free or trial access by making a purchase of a monthly subscription, (i) you shall pay for the relevant monthly plan upfront; (ii) monthly fees paid are nonrefundable; (iii) quantities purchased cannot be decreased during the relevant 1-month subscription term. If paying by credit card, you will provide Skopos with valid and updated credit card information and you authorize Skopos to charge such credit card for your initial monthly subscription and any renewal subscriptions.  If you are accessing the Skopos Services and have not made a different arrangement with Skopos, you will be treated as a Monthly Paid Subscriber.

IMPORTANT: Your subscription will renew automatically for additional one-month periods unless you contact Skopos and cancel or change your subscription before your card is charged for the next month’s access.

 

2.3. Other Paid Subscriptions. Skopos offers subscriptions to individuals and other entities for terms longer than monthly (“Long Term Subscription”). If you upgrade your free or trial access by making a purchase of a Long Term Subscription, your Subscription Agreement will state the term, discount, payment periods, up front payment, and penalty payment for early cancellation, all of which are incorporated into these Terms If paying by credit card, you will provide Skopos with valid and updated credit card information and you authorize Skopos to charge such credit card for your initial monthly subscription and any renewal subscriptions.

 

IMPORTANT: Your Long Term Subscription will renew automatically for additional terms of equal length to the original Long Term Subscription period unless you contact Skopos and cancel or change your subscription before your card is charged for the next terms’ access.

 

2.4. Fees and Payment Terms. You will pay the subscription fees (“Fees”) in the amount(s) indicated on the Subscription Agreement. The Fees do not include any sales taxes or other applicable taxes that may be imposed by any taxing authority in any jurisdiction in connection with the subscription (“Taxes”), and Subscriber shall be responsible for all such Taxes. Subscriber’s payment(s) of Fees and applicable Taxes shall be due within 30 days after the date of Skopos's invoice(s), or such other period as may be stated on the Subscription Agreement. Late payments may accrue interest at a monthly rate of 1% of the overdue balance.  If you are receiving Services on a paid basis without a Subscription Agreement, you will pay the then applicable standard monthly rate charged by Skopos.

3. TERM AND TERMINATION

 

3.1. Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect for the duration of your free access to Skopos or for the duration of any active subscription term (initial and renewal terms) unless this Agreement is terminated earlier pursuant to this Agreement.

 

3.2. Termination for breach. Skopos may terminate this Agreement immediately upon giving written notice of termination to you if you commit a material breach of this Agreement. You may terminate this Agreement (a) immediately upon giving written notice of termination after receiving notice of any amendment (as permitted under section 6.7) which contains new terms that materially alter the terms of this Agreement and are unacceptable to you; (b) upon prior written notice to Skopos if Skopos is in material breach of this Agreement and fails to cure such breach within 60 days of receipt of such written notice.

 

3.3. Termination for convenience. Provision 3.2 does not limit Skopos’s right to suspend or terminate your access to the Services for any reason as set forth in this Agreement. Skopos may terminate this agreement for any reason upon written notice to you.

 

3.3. Survival. Sections 1.5 (Your Content), 2 (Free or Trial Access), 4 (Proprietary Rights in Feedback), 5 (Disclaimers), and 6 (General Provisions) shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

4. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS IN FEEDBACK

 

4.1. Ideas and Concepts. All title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights concerning any ideas, concepts, suggestions, materials and the like that you provide to Skopos concerning the Services shall become the exclusive property of Skopos and may be used for its business purposes in its sole discretion without any payment or attribution to you.

5. NO LEGAL OR FINANCIAL ADVICE

 

All content within or delivered by the Skopos Services is for general informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional advice. In particular, Skopos and Skopos Services are not a law firm and do not provide legal advice. There is no attorney-client relationship between you and Skopos, regardless of whether you are a Skopos subscriber. We do not review Skopos Services for accuracy or legal sufficiency, we do not draw legal conclusions, and we do not apply the law to any particular set of facts or situation you may encounter. Skopos is not regulated by any state of national bar association. In using Skopos Services, you indicate your understanding that Skopos does not provide legal advice and is not engaging in the practice of law.

 

The Skopos Services do not constitute financial advice.  Any use of the content in the Skopos Services by a user in connection with financial decision making is entirely at the discretion and risk of the using party.

 

6. PRIVACY

 

When you use Skopos Services, you consent to the collection and use of information as detailed in our Privacy Policy. If you're outside the United States, you consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information—including but not limited to the content you posted or transferred to the site and any personal information—to and within the United States and other countries.

 

By providing Skopos your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Services-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of the Services and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out or change your preferences in the Account Settings page. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

7. WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS

 

7.1 Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, OMISSIONS, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS AND DELAYS. SKOPOS PROVIDES THE SERVICES SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES TO YOU AND ALL USAGE OF THE DELIVERABLES BY YOU IS AT YOUR OWN AND SOLE RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. SKOPOS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR INTERPRETATION OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR FAILURE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES.

 

CERTAIN STATEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE SKOPOS SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE LABELED AS “PREDICTION” OR “EXPECTED” OR “ANTICIPATED” OR USING OTHER FORWARD-LOOKING TERMS (“FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS”). SKOPOS MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT WILL OCCUR AS THE SKOPOS SERVICES STATE OR PREDICT, AND IN SPECIFIC CASES, THE ACTUAL OUTCOMES MAY VARY FROM THOSE PREDICTED BY SKOPOS. SKOPOS PROVIDES FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AS PART OF THE SKOPOS SERVICES SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES TO YOU AND ALL USAGE OF THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS BY YOU IS AT YOUR OWN AND SOLE RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USE OF SUCH FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. SKOPOS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR INTERPRETATION OF THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, OR FAILURE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. SKOPOS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO MONITOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS THAT HAVE APPEARED IN THE PAST FOR ACCURACY, OR TO CORRECT ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS MADE IN THE PAST IF FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS PROVED TO BE INACCURATE IN ANY WAY.

 

IN NO EVENT WILL SKOPOS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, BUSINESS LOSS OR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, ECONOMIC, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SKOPOS’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES TO YOU UNDER THESE TERMS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE CONSIDERATION PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU TO SKOPOS FOR THE USE OF SITE OR SERVICES. YOU FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE ANY THIRD PARTY CONTRIBUTORS THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE CONTENT TO THE SKOPOS DATA AND SERVICES FROM ALL LIABILITY REGARDING THE DATA AND SERVICES AND AGREE THAT ANY AGREEMENTS BETWEEN YOU AND ANY PARTY CONCERNING SKOPOS DATA AND/OR SERVICES WILL CONTAIN A CLAUSE RELEASING ANY CONTRIBUTOR FROM WHICH SKOPOS MAY HAVE ACQUIRED CONTENT FROM ALL LIABILITY REGARDING THE DATA AND SERVICES.

 

FURTHER, THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, ADVERTISERS, SERVICES, SPECIAL OFFERS, OR OTHER EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY SKOPOS. SKOPOS DOES NOT ENDORSE OR ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SITES, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES. IF YOU ACCESS ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, SERVICE, OR CONTENT FROM SKOPOS, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU AGREE THAT SKOPOS WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIM(S) RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE, SERVICE, OR CONTENT.

 

SKOPOS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ACCESS TO SKOPOS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, COMPLETE OR ERROR FREE. NOR DOES SKOPOS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE LIFE OF ANY URL OR OTHER THIRD PARTY WEB SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROVISION OF INTERNET BASED SERVICES ENTAILS THE LIKELIHOOD OF SOME HUMAN AND MACHINE ERRORS, DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS AND LOSSES, INCLUDING THE INADVERTENT LOSS OF SKOPOS DATA. SKOPOS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR RESONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING ACTS OF GOD, WAR, ACTS OF GOVERNMENT, ACTS OF TERROR, CIVIL UNREST, FIRES, FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES, INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER FAILURE OR DELAY, OR DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACK.

6. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

6.1. Security. While we take the security of our site extremely seriously, Skopos cannot guarantee that third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account.

 

6.2. Notices. Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement, all notices to Skopos under this Agreement shall be in writing and sent via email to Skopos at info@skoposlabs.com, and all notices to you under this Agreement shall be in writing and sent via email to you at the email address you provided upon creating your Skopos account. Each party may change its email address by written notice to the other in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

 

6.3. Time Limitations. To the extent allowed by applicable law, you and Skopos agree that any claim or cause of action relating to this Agreement be brought within one (1) year from the date on which such claim or action arose, or such claim or cause of action will be irrevocably waived.

 

6.4. Governing Law and Exclusive Jurisdiction. You agree that: (i) the Services shall be deemed solely based in New York; and (ii) the Services shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over us, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the preceding sentences with respect to the substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16). The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in New York City, New York for any actions for which we retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a our copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights, as set forth in the Arbitration provision below, including any provisional relief required to prevent irreparable harm. You agree that New York City, New York is the proper forum for any appeals of an arbitration award or for trial court proceedings in the event that the arbitration provision below is found to be unenforceable.

 

6.5 Arbitration. READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE PARTIES TO ARBITRATE THEIR DISPUTES AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM SKOPOS. For any dispute with Skopos, you agree to first contact us at  and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. In the unlikely event that Skopos has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or relating to this Agreement, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, "Claims"), by binding arbitration by JAMS, under the Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures then in effect for JAMS, except as provided herein. JAMS may be contacted at www.jamsadr.com. The arbitration will be conducted in New York City, New York, unless you and Skopos agree otherwise. If you are using the Services for commercial purposes, each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules, and the award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys' fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses. If you are an individual using the Services for non-commercial purposes: (i) JAMS may require you to pay a fee for the initiation of your case, unless you apply for and successfully obtain a fee waiver from JAMS; (ii) the award rendered by the arbitrator may include your costs of arbitration, your reasonable attorney's fees, and your reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses; and (iii) you may sue in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction without first engaging in arbitration, but this does not absolve you of your commitment to engage in the informal dispute resolution process. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed as preventing Skopos from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of our data security, Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights.

 

6.6. Class action/jury trial waiver. With respect to all persons and entities, regardless of whether they have obtained or used the services for personal, commercial or other purposes, all claims must be brought in the parties' individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action, collective action, private attorney general action or other representative proceeding. This waiver applies to class arbitration, and, unless we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims. You agree that, by entering into this Agreement, you and Skopos are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or other representative proceeding of any kind.

 

6.7. Waiver. No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of that right.

 

6.8. The Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter. Skopos may, in limited circumstances, enter into a specific agreement with a particular user of the Skopos Services that modifies some or all of the provisions of this Agreement. Provided that such specific agreement makes reference to this Section 6.8, it will be effective within the scope of its express terms, and may modify or supersede this Agreement, but all terms of this Agreement not expressly modified by, or in conflict with, such specific agreement will remain in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect. Neither this Agreement nor any part or portion hereof may be assigned, sublicensed, or otherwise transferred by you without Skopos’s prior written consent.

 

6.9. We reserve the right to revise these Terms without notice to you. If the revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you via posting to our website or e-mail to the email associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. The Services are operated and provided by Skopos Labs, Inc.

 

These Terms of Services were last modified on October 11, 2017.

Privacy Policy

Effective as of May 20, 2018.

About this Policy

 

This policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out the personal data privacy and protection practices of Skopos Labs, Inc. (“Skopos”) and explains how we manage the information we collect about your personal identity or which could be used to reveal or discover your personal identity (“Personal Information”) when you register to use and subsequently do visit and use the site, services, mobile applications, products, and content provided by Skopos, in existence now or in the future (“Skopos Services” or “Services”). Upon your consent, this Privacy Policy, along with our Terms of Service, governs your access to and use of the Skopos Services, regardless of how you access them, and governs our collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses of your Personal Information. All of the different forms of data, content, and information described below are collectively referred to as “information,” some of which is your Personal Information.

Who We Are

 

Skopos Labs has built a software platform that turns unstructured legal, financial, and other data into predictions of risk and opportunity relevant to a variety of professions and industries. We obtain the data we use in our Services from public and proprietary sources, then we process the information using our proprietary software. We provide the processed data in the form of predictions and other analytics to our customers.

 

Skopos currently qualifies as a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME) under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

 

Why We Use Your Personal Information

Skopos collects and uses your Personal Information primarily to assist you in registering for and using the Skopos Services.   

Categories of Personal Information We Collect and Store

We may collect and store the following information when you are registering for or using the Skopos Services:

Information You Provide. When you register an account with Skopos, we start by collecting some personal information, such as your name and email address. Collecting these data is necessary for us to provide the Skopos Services you are registering to receive.

 

Log Data. When you use the Services, we automatically record information from your Device, its software, and your activity using the Services. This may include the Device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, search terms you submit to our website, geographic location, identification numbers associated with your Device, date and time stamps associated with activity on the website, system configuration information, and other interactions with the Services. Collecting these data is necessary for us to provide you the Skopos Services you are registering to receive.

 

Cookies. We also use “cookies” to collect information and improve our Services while you are logged on to our site through your Device and receiving Skopos Services. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your Device. We use only “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Services, to better understand how you interact with the Services and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Services. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of the Services. These session ID cookies contain no personal data, and we do not store the cookies after your session has ended. Skopos does not use “persistent cookies” that remain on your Device after your session has ended.

 

Non-Personal Information. We may store, use, and disclose non-personal information we collect that does not reveal your identity or permit direct association with any specific individual, such as browser and device information, anonymous usage data, and aggregated information, for any purpose, except where we are restricted by law. If we combine non-personal information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated as Personal Information for as long as it remains combined and will be governed as such under this Privacy Policy.

How We Use Your Personal Information

In the course of using the Services, we may collect Personal Information that can be used to contact or identify you personally. Personal Information is or may be used to:

  • provide and improve our Services;

  • administer your use of the Services;

  • better understand your needs and interests;

  • personalize and improve your experience;

  • provide or offer software updates and product announcements;

  • verify that users meet the criteria to use Skopos Services as provided in the Terms of Service;

  • process and fulfill a transaction or order;

  • provide technical, product and other support and to help keep the Services working, safe and secure;

  • respond to your requests, inquiries, comments and concerns;

  • provide, evaluate, and improve the Services;

  • offer you customized content and individualized personalization of the Services to make them more relevant to your interests and needs;

  • notify you about changes or updates to the Services;

  • invite you to participate in surveys;

  • identify usage trends and for data analysis, including for purposes of research, audit, reporting and paying royalties and license fees to third-party providers, such as authors and other copyright holders and content distributors, and determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, or in other ways to which you have expressly agreed in a customer agreement; and

  • comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We also collect some information (ourselves or using third party services) using log in events and session cookies, such as Internet Protocol (IP) address, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information in the form of analytics. We use this information for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of the Service, for technical administration of the Services, to increase functionality and user-friendliness of the Services, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Services to process their requests.

How We Do Not Use Your Personal Information

 

Skopos is primarily a provider of predictive data analytic Services using legal, financial, and other data we obtain from public and proprietary sources.

 

  • We do not resell or market your Personal Information to third parties

  • We do not use your Personal Information to provide the Skopos Services to other users.

  • We do not use your Personal Information to analyze or predict any natural person’s performance at work, economic situations, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location, or movement.

 

How and Where We Store Your Personal Information

 

Your Personal Information may be stored on computers owned and directly operated by Skopos and on cloud servers such as Amazon Web Services EC2. Access to systems containing your information is limited to Skopos employees, contractors, and service providers that have a business need to access such information.

Skopos currently qualifies as a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME) under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Given the nature of the Personal Information we collect and store and how we use it, Skopos has determined that it is not subject to Sections 1 and 2 of Article 30 of the GDPR.  

How Long We Retain Your Personal Information

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you the Services, you may delete your account by sending a request to delete your account to privacy@skoposlabs.com. We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Consistent with these requirements, we will try to delete your information quickly upon request. Please note, however, that there might be latency in deleting information from our servers and backed-up versions might exist after deletion. In addition, we do not delete from our servers files that you have in common with other users.

Our Sharing of Your Personal Information

We may share Personal Information with entities other than you and Skopos, including entities outside your place of residence and citizenship, as follows:

  • We may share Personal Information when we conduct a business transaction, or negotiate a business transaction, involving the sale or transfer of all or a part of our business or assets. These transactions can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.

  • We may share Personal Information for legal, protection, and safety purposes.

  • We may share Personal Information to comply with laws.

  • We may share Personal Information to respond to lawful requests and legal processes.

  • We may share Personal Information to protect the rights and property of Skopos Labs, Inc., our agents, customers, and others. This includes enforcing our agreements, policies, and terms of use.

  • We may share Personal Information with those who need it to do work for us. Any such third party will comply with this Privacy Policy as a condition of performing such work.

  • We may share Personal Information for other purposes with your specific consent following contact from us regarding the purposes and other details of any such sharing.

  • We may also share work product derived from aggregated and/or anonymized data with others for their own uses. Any such work product will not contain Personal Information and your identity will not be recoverable from the work product.

​Your Rights to Your Personal Information

You have the rights under this Privacy Policy to:

  • request a copy of all of your Personal Information we store at the time of your request;

  • request information about the processing of your Personal Information;

  • obtain access to the Personal Information held about you;

  • request that incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete Personal Information be corrected;

  • request that Personal Information be erased when it is no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;

  • object to the processing of your Personal Information for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation;

  • request the restriction of the processing of your Personal Information in specific cases;

  • receive your Personal Information in a machine-readable format and send it to another data controller;

  • request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your Personal Information are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision; and

  • if your Personal Information is covered by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, to lodge complaints with supervisory authorities pursuant to Article 77.

Withdrawing Consent

 

You have the right under this Privacy Policy at any time to withdraw consent you have given to our collection, storage, and use of your Personal Information as governed in this Privacy Policy.  The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. The effect of your withdrawal of consent may be to limit your access to the Services or to terminate access, depending on the nature and scope of your withdrawal of consent.

 

Lodging Complaints

 

Please contact us at privacy@skoposlabs if you have any complaint regarding how Skopos has collected, stored, or used your Personal Information. If your Personal Information is covered by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, you also have certain rights to lodge complaints with supervisory authorities pursuant to Article 77.

 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at privacy@skoposlabs.com. Skopos currently qualifies as a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME) under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Given the nature of the Personal Information we collect and store and how we use it, Skopos has determined that it is not subject to Sections 1 and 2 of Article 30 of the GDPR. Skopos has not implemented the record keeping provisions of Sections 1 and 2 and does not employ a Data Privacy Officer.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If we make a change to this Privacy Policy that we believe materially reduces your rights, we will provide you with notice (for example, by email), and we may provide notice of changes in other circumstances as well. In such cases we will give you the opportunity to grant or withdraw consent to the Privacy Policy.

This Agreement was last modified on May 20, 2018.

 
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