Terms of Service

Welcome! This website is operated by Walden Media, LLC (“Walden,” “us,” “our,” or “we”). These Terms of Service (“Terms”) set forth the terms and conditions under which you are authorized to use our websites (which includes any website on which these Terms are posted, including www.walden.com, other sites accessible via subdomains, websites where these terms are posted, such as sites specific to our films, and mobile versions of any of these sites) (each a “Site” and collectively the “Sites”).

To the extent additional rules or guidelines affect your use of these Sites, those rules and guidelines (including our Privacy Policy) are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. By using any of our Sites, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you should immediately stop using our Sites.

Description of Service

Our Sites provide information and educational materials related to our books and movies, as well as information about our partners, subsidiaries, related companies and sponsors, and other content we think would be of interest to you (collectively the “Content”). To the extent new services, Content or features are added to our Sites in the future, your use thereof is subject to these Terms.

Third-party Services and Content

Our Sites are intended primarily for informational purposes. We may offer links to websites, contests, or other materials hosted by third parties. These Terms do not govern your use of such features, Content or services provided by, or links to other websites that are owned and operated by, third parties. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of, or any Content located on or through, any third-party site, or any services provided by third parties. You further acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any party other than Walden will be at your own risk. You expressly agree to hold us harmless for any claims of damage arising from any Content, product or service provided by any third party. Your use of those third-party websites and services is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies posted on each site or service, and we encourage you to review those terms of use and privacy policies.

Additional Policies and Agreements

Our Privacy Policy describes the information we collect when you and others use any of our Sites, as well as how we use the information, and some of the steps we take to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is part of these Terms. By agreeing to these Terms, you consent to our use of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

These Terms may be supplemented or amended by the terms of a “click-through” agreement between you and Walden. For example, special terms may apply for participation in certain promotions, contests or sweepstakes on our Sites. If special terms apply, you will be asked to expressly consent to them, for example, by checking a box or clicking a button marked “I agree.” The terms of any such “click-through agreement” will supplement and amend these Terms, but only with respect to the subject matter of the “click-through agreement.”

Some additional terms may be provided by third parties, with regard to information or services they offer on or through our Sites, so please take further precautions when agreeing to those terms. Please review any policies or terms that may apply to you if and when you, sign up for information that may be provided by a third party, enter a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by a third party, or visit other websites operated by third parties.

Modifications and Interruption to the Sites

We reserve the right to modify, discontinue, or temporarily prevent access to all or any portion of our Sites at any time, with or without notice to you. We will not be liable if we choose to exercise this right. You acknowledge and accept that we do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Sites, or that operation of our Sites will be uninterrupted or error free. You understand that usage of our Sites may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

Your Representations

As a condition of your right to use our Sites, you represent that you are of legal age to enter into a binding contract and that you are not a person barred from visiting the Sites and accessing the Content under the laws of the United States or other country. If you are under the age of 18, you may use our Sites only with parental supervision.

License to Content

You may use the Content on our Sites for your personal, non-commercial purposes. In addition, you are permitted to use any educational guides, lesson plans, public service announcements, first chapters of books, or other educational materials available for download from our Sites (“Educational Materials”), for educational purposes only, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice therefrom. Walden hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive and revocable license to reproduce the Educational Materials and to distribute, display, and publicly perform the Educational Materials in connection with any educational activities (whether in a school, religious institutions, government institutions, or otherwise). However, you are prohibited from selling or otherwise receiving any compensation from any Educational Materials or other Content, posting Educational Materials or other Content to a website or otherwise distributing or making available the Educational Materials or other Content to the general public, without the prior written permission of Walden. You may request permission from info@walden.com

Restricted Activities

You agree not to use the Sites to (a) violate or encourage the violation of any local, state, national, or international law; (b) stalk, harass, or harm another individual; (c) collect or store personal data about other users of our Sites; (d) impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (e) interfere with or disrupt the Sites or services or networks connected to the Site or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Sites. You agree not to use the Sites to send any message that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, abusive, sexually explicit, threatening, vulgar, obscene, profane, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Walden in its sole discretion.

Without our written consent, you may not (i) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose any Educational Materials or other Content; (ii) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail (spam); (iii) use any high volume, automated, or electronic means (including, without limitation, robots, spiders, scripts, or other automated devices) to access the Site or monitor or copy our web pages or the Content contained thereon; (iv) deep link to the Site for any purpose; or (v) frame the Site, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WALDEN, ITS RELATED ENTITIES, ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE “WALDEN PARTIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, RELATED TO OUR SITE. 
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF OUR SITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. OUR SITES AND ALL CONTENT, PRODUCTS, EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE WALDEN PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELINESS OF DELIVERY OF CONTENT, ANY FAILURES OF DELIVERY, ERRONEOUS DELETION, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND YOU CLAIM WAS INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY SITE. 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, WILL ANY OF THE WALDEN PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY CLAIMING THROUGH YOU FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, LIABILITY OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE ON ANY OF OUR SITES OR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED TO YOU THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF OUR SITES. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, GOODWILL, REVENUE OR PROFITS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS; EVEN IF ANY WALDEN PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; AND WITHOUT REGARD TO THE SUCCESS OR EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER REMEDIES. 
IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID, ILLEGAL OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE WALDEN PARTIES UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES TO YOU OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY CLAIMING THROUGH YOU FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED WILL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS. 
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold the Walden Parties harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site in a manner not permitted by these Terms, including without limitation your actual or alleged violation of these Terms, or infringement of a third party’s intellectual property or other rights by you or another user of our Site using your computer, mobile device or account.

Visitor Feedback

All communications, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, proposed features, and the like provided by visitors to our Sites (collectively “Feedback”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary with regard to you, but we reserve the right to treat any such Feedback as the confidential information of Walden. 
By submitting Feedback to us, you assign to us, free of charge, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to create derivative works, distribute, reproduce, perform, display, and otherwise use, any intellectual property rights or proprietary information and ideas contained within any such Feedback, including without limitation the right to sublicense or assign any of the foregoing. We will be entitled to use any Feedback you submit to us, and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any such Feedback, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing and marketing Educational Materials and other products and services using such Feedback, without restriction and without notifying or compensating you in any way. Please do not send us any information or materials for which you do not wish to grant us such rights, including, without limitation, any confidential information or any original creative materials such as product ideas, written materials, photographs, original artwork, or computer code. 
You are responsible for the information and other content contained in any Feedback you submit to us, including, without limitation, their truthfulness and accuracy.

Copyright and Trademark Information

All Content, copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Content available on our Site, including without limitation Site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof, are owned by Walden, with all rights reserved, or in some cases may be licensed to Walden by third parties. This Content is protected by the intellectual property rights of Walden or those owners. All Content which qualifies for protection under Federal Copyright Law under the laws of the United States is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Court System, whether registered or unregistered. All trademarks displayed on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of such parties. In addition, such use of trademarks or links to the websites of third parties is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those third parties endorse or have any affiliation with Walden.

Content Complaints

If you believe that any Content on our Site violates these Terms or is otherwise inappropriate, please report the Content at the address listed in the ‘Contact Us’ section below, or send an email to info@Walden.com.

Mobile Devices

Separate versions of our Content or our Sites may be available for use on mobile devices, and may be available in mobile apps. If you access our Site or Content on mobile devices or in mobile apps, you understand that your mobile carrier’s standard charges will apply.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute arising out of or relating in any way to your use of our Sites or any products, services, or information you receive through our Sites, shall be submitted to confidential, binding arbitration in Los Angeles, California, pursuant to the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Rules. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. No arbitration under these Terms may be joined with another arbitration related to the subject matter hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing arbitration requirement, with regard to any actual or potential violation of our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in the courts of Los Angeles, California, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waive all objections thereto. We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial.

Governing Laws

The laws of the state of California and the United States govern these Terms and any claims arising out of or relating to use of the Sites, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. We make no representation that our Sites are appropriate, legal or available for use outside of the United States. With the exception of any matters subject to arbitration as described above, the state and federal courts located in Los Angeles, California will serve as the venue for any actions brought, or claims made, arising out of your use of our Sites.

Compliance with Laws

You assume all knowledge of applicable law and you are responsible for compliance with any such laws. You may not use the Site in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements.

Changes to These Terms

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms at any time without prior notice. You are encouraged to check this page regularly for changes to the Terms. Modifications will become effective immediately upon being posted to our Site, without further notice to you. Your continued use of any of our Site after such modifications are posted constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of such modifications, and you may not amend these Terms.

Other Terms

If any provision of these Terms is determined by a court of law to be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent, and the invalid provision will be modified as necessary to make it valid and enforceable while as closely as possible reflecting the original intentions of Walden. You agree that these Terms and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by us, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition or otherwise. These Terms as supplemented by any “click-through agreements,” shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between us in relation to your participation as a contributor to our Site. 
You agree and understand that these Terms together with any other applicable click-through agreements you may have entered into regarding our Site, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Walden regarding your use of the Sites, and that any other prior agreements between you and Walden are superseded by these Terms. 
Any failure by Walden to exercise its rights under these Terms or to enforce the terms hereof will not constitute a waiver of those rights. 
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of a Site or relating to these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please feel free to contact us as follows:
By mail:
Walden Media, LLC
Attn: Legal
1888 Century Park East, 14th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

By email: info@walden.com

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