👩‍💻 SheCodes Terms of Use



Thanks for using the SheCodes site and services!

The Terms of Use provided here preside over your use of the SheCodes site, services, and associated outlets (including, but not limited to, our social media outlets). Please carefully read through these terms and contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. By using our services and our site, you are providing consent to follow the Terms of Use, including policies that are referenced here.

Using SheCodes

Authorized Users

By using our site, you are forming an agreement with SheCodes to follow our Terms of Use. When you create a profile on SheCodes, you are obligated to provide us with accurate and complete information, and will alert us if any of this information changes.

The SheCodes site may be accessed by people of all ages; however, our in-person services such as onsite workshops are currently only available to those who are aged 18 and up.

License

By using our site, which provides consent for our Terms of Use and associated policies, you are granted a license to use our services. This license is personal, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and can be revoked at any time. The content that is shared with you by using our services, such as course materials, is only for your personal, non-commercial use. The course materials and associated content that we provide you with cannot be used for commercial purposes. When you use our services, you will not gain any intellectual property rights of content that you access on our site and associated outlets.

Information on SheCodes Courses

Modifications

SheCodes courses are scheduled in advance and there are deadlines to meet during courses. However, in the case that an unexpected event should occur, SheCodes reserves the right to postpone, cancel, reschedule, or pause any course or part of a course at any point in time. SheCodes also reserves the right to modify the assessments and/or assessment system at any time. Please reference the Disclaimers and Limited Liability sections below - courses offered are subject to these sections.

No University Credit

SheCodes courses do not count as academic credit at universities UNLESS a specific university indicates that the course will count as academic credit at their institution. If this is the case, then a course certificate may be used as proof of completion of the course. Even if one university decides to award credit for a SheCodes course, there should not be an assumption that other universities will do the same. There is no obligation (legal or otherwise) by SheCodes, its course instructors, or its staff to have a course recognized by any university, academic institution, or other accredited organization. Recognition must be initiated by a student and/or a university and it is the responsibility of these parties to ensure that the SheCodes course counts as academic credit; this is in no way the responsibility of SheCodes company or staff.

Relationship between Student and SheCodes

When you participate in any SheCodes course, you are not in any way establishing a relationship with any of our sponsors or affiliates.

SheCodes course content may be accessed for life once purchased. Access to the content does not expire or end with your participation in the course.

User-Generated Content

User Content

SheCodes services allow users to share content such as homework assignments, projects, and feedback on the website (where most content is private - except for user testimonials) and on platforms such as Slack, Facebook, and Instagram (where content is public). The user retains all intellectual property rights for the content that they share. They are responsible for this content.

How Your Content May Be Used By SheCodes and Others

By providing and/or generating user content, you are granting SheCodes full rights (a worldwide license) to utilize this content. This license includes, but is not limited to the ability to: publicly display, copy, distribute, modify, and/or create derivative works of user content. This license also gives SheCodes the right to authorize affiliates to use this User Content. SheCodes reserves the right to remove or change any user content for any reason we see fit - including content that is in violation of the Terms of Use.

Providing Feedback

Here at SheCodes, we cherish user feedback gathered from surveys, motivation, user communication channels (like Slack), etc. By sharing feedback, you are granting us permission to use this feedback in any way we desire. You will not receive any compensation for feedback we use. SheCodes reserves the right to use similar or related feedback in conjunction with your user feedback.

Security

SheCodes aims to protect the security of our users. However, we do not accept blame for the unauthorized access of your information by third parties who are able to overcome our security measures. If you believe that the security of your profile or user interactions on the site have been compromised, please alert us immediately at [email protected] and we will take action to stop this unauthorized use/access.

Content Generated by Third Parties

After paying for the services of SheCodes, you have the ability to access and/or use content provided in course materials or by instructors, other users, and third parties. SheCodes cannot guarantee that content generated from other users or third parties will be free of inappropriate material or malware for your devices. Proceed at your own risk when accessing this content. SheCodes has no responsibility pertaining to your access of content of other users or of third parties.

Intellectual Property Rights

SheCodes respects and acknowledges the intellectual property rights of our users, affiliates, and select other third parties. We expect our users to respect and acknowledge the intellectual property rights of SheCodes, as well, when using our services and site. Read below for more information.

Research

SheCodes reserves the right to utilize records of your participation in courses or user-generated content for educational and/or other research. We may vary our course content as part of this research. If we would like to publicly disclose any research findings that pertain to a specific user, we will first obtain the consent of that user before publicizing anything.

Paid Services

Courses, including classes and workshops, are paid services offered by SheCodes. Currently, all fees are listed in Euros. If you enlist our paid services, you are responsible for paying all fees (VAT inclusive) in an appropriate length of time. You must utilize a payment mechanism that is accepted by SheCodes, such as PayPal. If your payment is not accepted or you refuse to pay for our services, then we may try to collect fees utilizing other ways of collection or we may refuse to provide you with our services. Please note that fees may vary based on location, type of service/course purchased, or if a discount is offered. SheCodes is able to modify the service prices at any point in time for any reason. The change will become effective immediately upon being posted on the site. For information on refunds, please read below.

Changes in Our Services

At SheCodes, we are making constant improvements to our site and its services. We may make changes that add/remove features, discontinue a specific service, or alter requirements for a service. SheCodes reserves the right to halt your use of our site or services at any point that we see fit. If we terminate your use of a paid service, then a refund may be available as stipulated in our refund policy below. We also may deem a refund unnecessary, depending on the situation. SheCodes and its affiliates are not liable in any way if we wish to terminate your use of a paid service. As a user, you have the right to stop using our services at any time.

Disclaimers

SheCodes does not offer warranty of any kind, even if it is implied. SheCodes, its staff, and its affiliates are not liable in any way for user access, use of our services, or use of any related content. Users must be aware that any access to our site, our services, or our content is at their own risk.

Limited Liability

SheCodes and its affiliates are not liable for any indirect, accidental, unique, or consequential damages, OR any loss of individual profit/revenue. This is the case whether these are brought upon directly or indirectly. SheCodes and its affiliates are also not responsible for loss of data, goodwill, or other intangible assets. These losses could result in limited user access or inability to use our services, among other things. These losses could arise due to misconduct (including offensive language or behavior) while using SheCodes site or our services or unauthorized access of the site, access of our services, or alteration of any content. By using our site, our services, and our affiliate sites, users are acknowledging and accepting the terms provided here, along with the distribution of risk between the user and all SheCodes parties. If users feel that legal action is necessary at any point in relation to SheCodes site and/or services, then they must take action within one year.

Accepting Responsibility

By using the site and services of SheCodes, users are agreeing to accept responsibility for any claims, liabilities, expenses, and damages that may incur. SheCodes and its affiliates are not responsible for any of these costs or related costs. These include attorneys’ fees made by third parties based on: your violation or attempted violation of the terms as pertaining to our services, your violation of laws or rights of third parties, or misappropriation of user content or of intellectual property.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

WECODE OÜ (affiliated with SheCodes) is located in Estonia. Disputes related to the terms provided here will be governed by the laws of Estonia.

General Terms

Revisions

SheCodes has the right to edit or update the terms at any time as we see fit. Modifications we make are effective immediately upon being posted by us. If there are significant changes to the terms, then we will make effort to notify users of these changes. If you continue using our services after a modification has been made, with or without notification, that stipulates your acceptance of the revised terms.

Waiver

If it is discovered that a specific term stipulated here is not valid, this does not affect other terms stipulated. If you fail to adhere to any of our existing terms and SheCodes does not take action, this is not an indication that SheCodes is relinquishing our rights of taking action in the future or is deeming your behavior appropriate.

Affiliates

The affiliates of SheCodes, including the sponsors, may enforce the Terms of Use stipulated here that are relevant to them.

Accepted Use Policy

While we do believe in freedom of speech and expression, we also want to ensure that all of our users and instructors feel safe while using our site and services.

When users participate in our services (even our online services), it is required that they follow specific guidelines.

We reserve the right to remove or edit inappropriate content or behavior that we come across. We may suspend or remove a user’s access to our site and/or services. Users should feel free to report inappropriate content or behavior that they believe is offensive and should be removed/stopped.

Users are banned from sharing content that:

  • Includes illegal content or advertises illegal activities with intent to commit these activities.
  • Involves threatening others or organizing violent acts. Content that references threats to public safety and risks of physical injury/harm or damaging of property will not be permitted.
  • Harasses others. Abusive content directed at others will not be tolerated.
  • Infringes on intellectual property, privacy, or other rights. It is important that you only share content that you are authorized to share. Claiming other users’ content as your own or misappropriating someone else’s intellectual property will not be permitted. Give credit to the original owner of the content when necessary.
  • Is inappropriate for our site and/or services. For instance, promotional content that is irrelevant will be removed immediately.
  • Violates the Terms of Use in any way (overall or based on a specific course).

Note: These stipulations for content are also relevant at in-person workshops and classes, properly catered to the situation.

Users also are **not** permitted to:

  • Violate national or international laws.
  • Share personal information on unauthorized channels, knowingly have another person create a profile for them, or put their access to the site and services at risk.
  • Create a profile for another individual, try to access personal information of another user’s profile, or impersonate another user or entity.
  • Reproduce, resell, shift, or misuse any content from our site, our services, or our affiliate sites (such as social media sites), unless they are explicitly granted permission.
  • Attempt to access or hack our site or services (especially non-public areas), including the authentication and security measures we have in place.
  • Purposefully try to interfere with our server, host, or network; this can include, but is not limited to, introducing a virus onto the site, purposefully overloading our server, or spamming our communication networks.
  • Utilize our site or services to share or spread malware.
  • Aid another user in completing any of the aforementioned prohibitions on this list.

Intellectual Property Rights

SheCodes respects and acknowledges the intellectual property rights of our users, affiliates, and select other third parties. We expect our users to respect and acknowledge the intellectual property rights of SheCodes, as well, when using our services and site.

If users infringe the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of others, then we reserve the right to take action - by suspending, limiting access to, or deleting accounts of users partaking in these acts, along with other necessary measures.

If you believe that another user has infringed on your intellectual property rights, please contact us and request that the content in question be removed or otherwise dealt with appropriately.

The request must contain: physical or electronic signature of the owner of the infringed upon right; identification of the original work; identification of the infringing material; contact information like name, address, telephone number, and email address of the original content owner; and a statement from the original content owner explaining the infringement and stipulating that all information provided in the request is correct.

Please send these requests to [email protected] and we will take appropriate action after reviewing your request.

If you would like to file a serious request, then it is advised that you first consult your lawyer or other legal advisor. There may be penalties for false claims or requests.

If a user violates the intellectual property of others, then their account may be suspended or deleted by SheCodes as we see fit. We may also remove the content in question and alert the offending individual.

Refund Policy

Please note that our refund policies differ based on type of purchase made (often dependent on service purchased) and situation for refund request. We honor our policies and treat any violations very seriously. That being said, we are not obliged to offer refunds to our users who violate any of the terms listed in our Terms of Use or any other coinciding policies. We also have no responsibility to offer refunds to users who have completed a course but are unsatisfied with course material, what they learned, or final grades/feedback received.

If a user pays for an online course but then wishes to get a full refund BEFORE the course has started, then the user may do so if the request is made at least a week before the start date of the course in question. Please note that this option is NOT available for onsite events.

If a user pays for any course, but then wishes to get a full refund AFTER the course has started, then the user may not do so; this is not possible.

If there are extenuating circumstances and you cannot attend a course (or part of a course) that you have already paid for, please contact us and we will give you a refund only as we see fit.

If you purchase any SheCodes services on a Third Party marketplace, then the refund policies of that third party will be applicable. SheCodes is not responsible for refunding any payment made through a third party affiliate.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our Refund Policy.

Honor Code

All users of SheCodes’ site and services must abide by the following rules:

  1. All users must only create one user profile.
  2. Answers to homework, projects, and other assignments must not be copied from other users. These answers must be created by each user. Note: collaboration is permitted (as is discussed in workshops, for example): users may ask other users for help on designated communication channels such as Slack and users may also use online content as a general reference.
  3. Users may not deliberately share their answers to homework, projects, and other assignments if they know that the other user intends to copy their content and/or cheat on an assignment. However, users may share their answers to these things if they are providing help to others and wish to share their answers as a reference.
  4. Users may not cheat or engage in other activities that will dishonestly improve the results of themselves or harm the results of other users.

Last Updated: June 2019