Terms of Use

Effective Date: September [·], 2018

Welcome to the Deeplearning.ai website. Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of our website(s) and the products, services and applications available through it (the “Services”). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Services, please contact us at hello@deeplearning.ai.

These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) are a binding contract between you and Deeplearning.ai (“we” and “us”). You must agree to and accept all of the Terms in order to use the Services. Your accessing our website and using the Services will mean that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services. These Terms include the provisions in this document, as well as those in our Privacy Policy. You can review the terms of our Privacy Policy here: deeplearning.ai/privacy 

Our Services

Our website and the Services are designed to help you learn about our company and what we do, as well as to learn about machine learning and artificial intelligence, including by connecting with others about such topics through our online forums. Through our website you can also sign-up to receive email content, digital publications, and other information.

What About My Privacy?

We take user privacy very seriously. As mentioned above, you can access our complete privacy policy here: deeplearning.ai/privacy

While also stated in our Privacy Policy, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a child under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible and terminate the associated account. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at hello@deeplearning.ai.

What Are the Basics of Using Our Website?

Our site is designed such that users can browse information that we publish. In addition, you may create an account on our website to access certain services, such as email notifications or our online forums. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not use a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person, or a name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and have gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf). If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity).

You will only use the Services for your own internal, personal, non-commercial use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you are not authorized to use the Services. We cannot and will not be responsible for your using the Services in any way that breaks the law.

You will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password. You are solely responsible for any and all activity associated with your account.

Your use of the Services is subject to the following additional restrictions:

You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any Content or User Submission (each of those terms is defined below) or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that:

  • Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including us);
  • Violates any law or regulation;
  • Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
  • Jeopardizes the security of your account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log on as you on the Services);
  • Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
  • Constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters;
  • Contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of us or any third party;
  • Impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives;
  • Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
  • Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
  • “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
  • Copies or stores any significant portion of the Services or Content and/or share, post or distribute any significant portion of the Services or Content elsewhere; or
  • Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services.

A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.

What Are My Rights While Using the Website and Services?

The materials and information displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, videos, photos, images, illustrations, user generated content, and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are or may be protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you agree that you will not use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s rights, including ours.

The viewing, printing or downloading of any Content or information from the Services grants you only a limited, non-exclusive license for use solely by you for your own personal use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, publication, preparation of derivative works or other use.  No part of any Content or information from the Services may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical, other than for your personal use, except as expressly authorized us or the owner of such Content or information.  The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any Content or information or any part of the Services, except as expressly allowed by us, is strictly prohibited.

We may provide links to videos or articles that were not created by us and for which we assume no ownership.  Any link provided through the Services is provided for the use and convenience of our users.  The appearance of links does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or certification by us, nor should the presence of a link in any way be construed as a suggestion that such site or the persons operating such site have any relationship with us.  We do not take any responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of information or content contained in these sites, nor for any harm caused by that content.  As such, we will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained in these sites.

You understand and agree that we own the website and our Services. You agree that you will not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), creative derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services.

The Services may allow you to copy or download certain Content; please remember that just because this functionality exists, doesn’t mean that all the restrictions above don’t apply—they do!

Do I Have To Grant Any Licenses To You Or To Other Users?

Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services is your “User Submission.” Some User Submissions may be viewable by other users, but only if we obtain your prior permission. In order to display your User Submissions on the Services, and to allow other users to view them (where applicable), you grant us certain rights in those User Submissions. Please note that all of the following licenses are subject to our Privacy Policy to the extent they relate to User Submissions that are also your personally-identifiable information.

For all User Submissions, you hereby grant us a license to translate, modify (for technical purposes, for example making sure your content is viewable on an iPhone as well as a computer) and reproduce and otherwise act with respect to such User Submissions, in each case to enable us to operate the Services, as described in more detail below. This is a license only – your ownership in User Submissions is not affected.

If you submit a User Submission in your own personal account, in a manner that is not viewable by any other user except you (a “Personal User Submission”), you grant us the license above, as well as a license to use, display, perform, and distribute your Personal User Submission for the sole purposes of making that Personal User Submission accessible to you and to provide the Services to you.  You further acknowledge and agree that we may use, analyze, compile and aggregate  certain information provided through User Submissions to create certain anonymized, aggregated analytical and statistical data (“Aggregated User Data”), to help us better provide the Services, and which Aggregated User Data may be provided to users of the Services and used in our own marketing to demonstrate the results or effectiveness of the Services in certain situations, provided in each case that any information from your User Submissions that is used in creating such Aggregated User Data is not separately identifiable such that any particular information can be associated with you, but is instead embedded in such Aggregated User Data only in a general and aggregated manner.

You agree that the licenses you grant above are royalty-free, perpetual, sublicensable, irrevocable, and worldwide.

Finally, you understand and agree that we, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users (including you), may need to make changes to your User Submissions to conform and adapt those User Submissions to the technical requirements of connection networks, devices, services, or media, and any of the foregoing licenses include the rights to do so.

Who Is Responsible For What I See And Do On The Website or Services?

Any information or Content posted or transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated, and you access all such information and Content at your own risk.  We are not liable for any errors or omissions in any information or Content provided by any person other than us, or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with such information or Content. We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use such Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to such Content, and you hereby release us from any and all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. We cannot guarantee the identity of any users with whom you interact in using the Services and are not responsible for which users gain access to the Services. We are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage arising from your use of the the Services.

You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it. You will keep all your registration information accurate and current. You are responsible for all your activity in connection with the Services.

The Services may contain links or connections to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. When you access third party websites or use third party services, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that are not responsible for such risks. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party website or service that you visit or utilize.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, we will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site or service. By using the Services, you release and hold harmless us from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with interaction with any of these third parties. You agree that we are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.

If there is a dispute between participants on the Services, or between users and any third party, you agree that we are under no obligation to become involved unless there is a clear violation of our rules. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release Deeplearning.ai, its officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Services. If you are a California resident, you shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

Will You Ever Change The Services?

We are always trying to improve the Services, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services. We will try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn’t always practical. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.

Will These Terms Ever Change?

We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on our website, and/or by sending you an email and/or by some other similar means.

If you do not agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.

Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

What If I Want To Stop Using the Services?

You are free to stop using the Services at any time.  Please refer to our Privacy Policy, as well as the licenses above, to understand how we treat information you provide to us after you have stopped using our Services.

We are also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. We have the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms.

Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account. We will try to provide advance notice to you prior to our terminating your account so that you are able to retrieve any important User Submissions you may have stored in your account (to the extent allowed by law and these Terms), but we may not do so if we determine it would be impractical, illegal, not in the interest of someone’s safety or security, or otherwise harmful to the rights or property of deeplearning.ai.

If you have deleted your account by mistake, contact us immediately at hello@deeplearning.ai – we will try to help, but unfortunately, we can’t promise that we can recover or restore anything.

Provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination. By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

Warranty Disclaimer. Deeplearning.ai does not make any representations or warranties concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. We make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Services. Services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) through the Services are provided “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind from us or others (unless, with respect to such others only, provided expressly and unambiguously in writing by a designated third party for a specific product). THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. DEEPLEARNING.AI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT, THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE CONTENT OR SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

DEEPLEARNING.AI DOES NOT GUARANTEE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM THE SERVICES, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL LEAD TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ANY SPECIFIC GOALS.  USE OF THE SERVICES AND RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL DEEPLEARNING.AI BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR (B) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF $100, OR (III) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. REMEDIES UNDER THESE TERMS ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE LIMITED TO THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Deeplearning.ai, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), or (b) your violation of these Terms. In the event of such a claim, suit, or action (“Claim”), if you have an account, we will attempt to provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).

Assignment. You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without our prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without your consent.

Choice of Law; Arbitration. These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be finally settled in San Clara County, California, in English, in accordance with the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state or federal courts located in, respectively, San Clara County, California, or the Northern District of California.

Miscellaneous. You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services, provided that we may, in our sole discretion do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit. The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. You and Deeplearning.ai agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and Deeplearning.ai, and that it supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms, and that all modifications to these Terms must be in a writing signed by both parties (except as otherwise provided herein). No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind us in any respect whatsoever.  We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations hereunder where the failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic, or communications failure or degradation.  You and Deeplearning.ai agree there are no third party beneficiaries intended under this Agreement.

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