Terms of Service
Last updated in August 2022
All references to “Adept” shall mean CBT Nuggets, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, with its principal office located at 2850 Crescent Ave, Eugene, OR 97408. Adept (“us”, “we”, “our”) is pleased to provide access to the Adept Learning Platform consistent with these Terms.
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access and use of the products, services and features which comprise the Adept Learning Platform (collectively, the “Services”). Please review these Terms carefully. By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please discontinue your use of the Services.
Use of the Services
You must be at least 16 years old to use our Services. If you have not yet reached the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction, you represent that you have your parent or guardian’s permission to use the Services. In which case, please review these Terms with your parent or guardian.
If you use the Services on behalf of an organization, you expressly represent and warrant that you and/or your account’s designees have the authority to act on behalf of that organization, and that such organization agrees to be bound by these Terms and any other additional terms and conditions within the Services as may be applicable.
Requirements of Use
Restrictions on Use
You may access and use the Services as made available to you, provided that you comply with our Terms including any other additional terms and conditions as well as applicable law. The following restrictions apply to your use of the Services, and unless we provide you with prior written permission, you may not:
- access, reproduce, download, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, alter, modify or otherwise use any part of the Services or any content except as expressly authorized by the Services;
- circumvent, disable, fraudulently engage with, or otherwise interfere with any part of the Services (or attempt to do any of these things), including security-related features or features that prevent or restrict the copying or other use of content or otherwise interfere, disrupt, or limit the use of the Services or content;
- access the Services using any automated means (such as robots, botnets or scrapers) except in the case of public search engines or similar or as expressly provided by Adept;
- collect or harvest any information that might identify a person (for example, usernames), unless permitted by that person or otherwise allowed under our Terms;
- use the Services to distribute unsolicited promotional or commercial content or other unwanted or mass solicitations;
- cause or encourage any inaccurate measurements of genuine user engagement with the Services, including the solicitation or promotion of manipulating metrics of the Services in any manner; or,
- misuse any reporting, flagging, complaint, dispute, or appeals process, including by making groundless, vexatious, frivolous or repeated submissions.
When we talk about content, we are talking about any user contribution to our platform and related applications which includes, but is not limited to, learning content, user comments, messaging, or any other user contribution to, or activity within, the Services in any form.
You, or your organization as applicable, retain ownership rights of and remain solely responsible for the content that you contribute to the Services which must adhere to our Content Guidelines. You expressly represent and warrant that the content you contribute does not infringe third party intellectual property rights or otherwise violate any applicable laws.
Rights you Grant
By creating or contributing content to the Services you grant Adept a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use that content (including to reproduce, distribute, produce derivative works, display and perform such content) in connection with the Services and Adept’s business operations, including for the purpose of promoting and redistributing part or all of the Services.
By sharing and/or licensing content to an organization within the Services, unless otherwise provided for, you grant such organization(s) a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use that content (including to reproduce, distribute, produce derivative works, display and perform such content) in connection with their organization’s operations within the Services.
The licenses granted by you continue for a commercially reasonable period of time after you remove or delete your content from the Services. You understand and agree, however, that Adept may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted.
Removal or Restriction of Content
If we reasonably believe that any content is in breach of these Terms, or any other applicable terms and condition of these Services, or may cause harm to Adept, our users, or third parties, we may remove or restrict that content at our sole discretion, with or without notice.
Your Account and Billing
An account is required to access and use the Services. Your account is personal to you and is intended for your sole, exclusive use. Certain content and features of the Services may only be available under specific subscriptions, programs or other offerings, and shall be subject to such terms and conditions thereof including but not limited to current payments as applicable.
Account Suspension & Termination
We may suspend or terminate your access, your account and/or any portions thereof as necessary to enforce our various terms and conditions, comply with laws and lawful process, or if we believe that such actions are necessary to prevent harm to Adept, our users, or third parties.
If your account is joined to an organization you grant that organization access to certain administrative functions of your account including but not limited to control of your personal information and your access and use of the Services. These roles and responsibilities are assigned by the organization. Please make sure to review your organization’s assignment of roles and responsibilities within the Services to ensure it aligns with your expectations.
As applicable to your subscription or transaction, you guarantee and warrant that you are the legal cardholder/payment method holder, or that your use of the card or payment method is authorized for the credit card or payment method associated with the account you provided.
All payments are non-refundable and charges made to the credit card or payment method under these Terms will constitute in effect a "sales receipt" and confirmation that you still have access to the applicable Services. All payments and credit card charges shall be made in United States Dollars ("USD"). If your payment requires a currency conversion, Adept shall determine the currency conversion fee amount at the time of your payment. You acknowledge that the applicable exchange rate for each payment transaction will differ and you agree to remit each payment in full including any fluctuating conversion fees.
At your election or as may be required by your account or subscription, our payment processor will securely keep your payment method on file and may automatically update your payment method details, if supported by your financial institution, to avoid potential service interruption. You may remove your payment method at any time, but you will remain responsible for any agreed upon charges or contractual commitments not otherwise terminated.
In addition to the Billing terms above, you represent and warrant that you are legally authorized to enter into a recurring automatic billing agreement subject to the specific subscription, program or other offering, collectively referred to herein as a subscription.
AS APPLICABLE TO YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, YOU AUTHORIZE ADEPT TO USE AUTOMATIC BILLING AND CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD OR PAYMENT METHOD FOR AN AGREED UPON AMOUNT ON A RECURRING BASIS, PER YOUR SUBSCRIPTION.
You agree that Adept is not obligated to verify or confirm the amount for processing automatic payments. You acknowledge and agree that automatic payments are scheduled for certain times but may vary for reasons beyond Adept’s control. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Adept harmless, against any liability pursuant to these Terms and your authorization for automatic billing.
To terminate automatic billing and/or arrange for an alternative payment method, if permitted under your subscription, you must make those changes directly through your account settings.
Except where expressly stated otherwise, all amounts referred to in these Terms are exclusive of any applicable sales/use tax, any applicable goods and services tax, or any applicable value added tax, collectively referred to herein as tax(es).
If there is an adjustment event in relation to a supply which results in the amount of tax on a supply being different from the amount in respect of tax already recovered by the supplier, as appropriate, Adept may recover from the recipient the amount by which the amount of tax on the supply exceeds the amount already recovered, or must refund to the recipient the amount by which the amount already recovered exceeds the amount of tax on the supply.
About Software in the Service
When the Services requires or includes downloadable software (such as the Adept Recorder application), you give permission for that software to update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available, subject to your device settings. Unless that software is governed by additional terms which provide a license, Adept gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Adept as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Adept, in the manner permitted by our terms and conditions. You are not allowed to copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of the software, or to reverse-engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit these restrictions or you have Adept’s express written permission or a specific license for such use.
Open Source Software
Some software used in our Services may be offered under an open source license that we make available to you. There may be provisions in an open source license that expressly override some of these Terms, so please be sure to read those licenses.
Additional Legal Terms
The Services are provided to you on an “AS IS” and “WITH ALL FAULTS” basis. Adept makes, and user receives, NO WARRANTY, whether express or implied. ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY ANALOGUE THEREOF, ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL ADEPT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, CLAIMS, LOSSES, EXPENSES, LIABILITIES OR COSTS ARISING OUT OF, INCURRED BECAUSE OF, OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES AND/OR THESE TERMS, INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER ADEPT HAS BEEN INFORMED OF, KNEW OF, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION IN THE AGGREGATE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, MISREPRESENTATION, AND ALL OTHER TORTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL ADEPT’S LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY EXCEED THE GREATER OF USD $500.00 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE ACTUALLY PAID FOR THE SERVICES IN THE PRECEDING TWELVE MONTHS.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you expressly agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Adept, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Services; (ii) your violation of any term and conditions of the Services; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any intellectual property or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Services.
About these Terms
Terms and Conditions
Reservation of Rights
Adept’s action or inaction of enforcement for violation of these Terms or any other terms and conditions of the Services does not constitute waiver of available legal rights and remedies. Should any provision of these Terms be declared invalid or unenforceable, the remaining Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
Adept reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove all or part of these Terms at any time, with or without notice.
All claims arising out of or relating to these Terms, any other terms and conditions of the Services, or the Services will be governed by Oregon law, without regard to conflicts, and shall be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Lane County, Oregon, United States. You and Adept hereby irrevocably consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
Limitation on Legal Action
YOU AND ADEPT AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Questions regarding these Terms of Service may be directed to the Adept legal team.