API Terms were last updated on August, 5th 2020.
help our instructors and affiliates get the most out of Gurukol, we (Gurukol, LLC.)
offer a set of APIs, developer tools, and associated software (together, the “APIs”).
By accessing or using the APIs, you (or the company you represent) agree to be
bound by the terms below, which may be updated from time to time, and by any
applicable policies and guidelines (collectively, the “Terms”).
1. Registering for the
Accepting the Terms. You
must be at least 18 years of age to use the APIs. You may not access the APIs
if you are barred from using or receiving the APIs under the applicable laws of
the United States or other countries, including the country in which you reside
or from which you use the APIs.
Use on Entity’s Behalf. If you are using the APIs on behalf of a company or
other entity, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to
bind it to these Terms and acknowledge that all references to “you” in the
Terms refer to that entity.
Updating Your Information. When you register for the APIs, we may require you
to submit information about yourself. You must provide and continue to provide
accurate and complete information, including a valid email address.
2. Using the APIs &
Access to APIs. Subject
to these Terms, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable
right, without the right of sublicense, to access and use the APIs to create
applications, websites, or other tools using the APIs (each, an “App”). When
you use the APIs, you do not acquire ownership of any rights to the APIs, nor
to any data or content accessed through them (“Content”).
Permitted Uses. You
will comply with all applicable laws, including laws regarding the import or
export of data or software, privacy laws, and local laws. You may only access
those APIs for which we provide documentation at https://www.Gurukol.com/developers (“Developer Documentation”),
and you will comply with all guidelines posted there. Content accessible
through the APIs may be subject to intellectual property and data privacy
rights. Where it is, you may not use it unless you are permitted to do so by
the owner of that content or are otherwise permitted by law.
Gurukol Terms and Policies. By Using our APIs you agree that Gurukol may use
Limits and Restrictions. We set and enforce limits on your use of the APIs
in our sole discretion. We may change the limits at any time by revising the
Developer Documentation. You agree that you will not:
attempt to circumvent the limitations documented in the
create an App that is for commercial or other
non-personal use (except that you may use the Affiliate API for commercial
activities authorized under our Affiliate Terms &
create an App that recreates a core functionality of, or
replaces, any Gurukol product or service in a way that is likely to cause us
reputational or financial damage;
cache or store any personal data, as defined by
applicable data privacy laws such as the European Union’s General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR);
combine or enrich any personal data with data obtained
through third-party sources;
collect, store, or share Gurukol account passwords;
copy, reformat, reverse-engineer, or otherwise modify the
APIs or any Gurukol product or service; or
engage in any deceptive, misleading, illegal or unethical
activities, or activities that otherwise may be detrimental to the APIs, Gurukol,
our users, or the public.
Sharing Apps. You
will not share or sell the Apps you develop, except that you may share these
Apps with co-instructors and teaching assistants for use in developing,
maintaining, or supporting courses for which you are an instructor.
Co-instructors and teaching assistants using your App must use their own token
for authentication. You will not share any passwords, keys, tokens, secret, or
other access credentials that allow you to access the APIs or Content
will always use and have in effect appropriate administrative, physical, and
technical safeguards that (a) meet or exceed industry standards with respect to
the sensitivity of the data you are accessing; (b) are compliant with
applicable laws and regulations (including data security and privacy laws and
regulations), and (c) are designed to prevent unauthorized access, use,
processing, storage, destruction, loss, alteration, or disclosure of personal
data. You will keep confidential all Developer Credentials that we issue to
you. You will work with us to immediately correct any security deficiency, and
will immediately disconnect any intrusions or intruder. If your App experiences
a security deficiency or intrusion, you will coordinate with us on any public
statements (e.g. press, blog posts, social media, etc.) before publishing them.
must immediately delete all Content if we terminate your use of the APIs,
except when doing so would cause you to violate any law or obligation imposed
by a governmental authority.
agree that we may monitor your use of the APIs to ensure quality, improve our
products and services, and verify your compliance with the Terms. You agree to
assist us with this monitoring by providing us with information about your App
and storage of Content, which may also include access to your App and other
materials related to your use of the APIs. If you do not demonstrate full
compliance with these Terms, we may restrict or terminate your access to the
APIs without notice to you.
3. Rights We Reserve
any point in the future, we reserve the right to do any of the following:
charge fees for access to any of the APIs, offer or cease to offer support for
the APIs, modify the APIs and require you to use those subsequent versions,
require you to use the API in a different manner, deprecate any API in our sole
discretion, or independently develop products or services that may serve the
same purpose as your Apps.
we determine that your use of the APIs or Developer Credentials is against the
interests of us or our users, we reserve the right to deactivate any Developer
Credentials you have obtained, block your IP address, or otherwise block your
use of the APIs.
feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Gurukol or the
APIs are entirely voluntary and non-confidential and we will be free to use
such feedback, comments, or suggestions as we see fit and without any
obligation to you.
5. Term & Termination
Terms will apply for as long as you use the APIs, until terminated. You may
terminate these Terms by discontinuing use of the APIs. We may suspend or
terminate your use of all or any of the APIs for any reason and at any time,
without liability or other obligation to you.
any termination of the Terms or discontinuation of your access to an API, you
will immediately stop using the API and delete any cached or stored Content.
6. Disclaimers &
Limitations of Liability
the extent permitted by law, we provide the APIs “as-is” without warranty of
any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We make
no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability,
availability, timeliness, security, or accuracy of the APIs or the Content for
any purpose. We are not responsible for delay or failure of our performance of
any of the Services caused by events beyond our reasonable control, like an act
of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or
telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.
No Indirect Damages. To
the extent permitted by law, in no event shall either party be responsible for
any indirect, punitive, or consequential damages, including lost profits or
Limitation of Liability. If, notwithstanding these Terms, we are determined
to have any liability to you or any third party, you and we agree that Gurukol’s
liability will be limited to the amount, if any, that you paid us to use the
applicable APIs during the six months prior to the event giving rise to the
agree to indemnify, defend (if we so request), and hold us harmless, at your
expense, against any third-party claims, demands, losses, damages, or expenses
(including reasonable attorney fees) arising from (a) your use of the APIs; (b)
your violation of these Terms; (c) your violation of applicable privacy laws or
regulations; or (d) your violation of any rights of a third party. We will:
notify you in writing within thirty (30) days of our becoming aware of any such
claim; give you sole control of the defense or settlement of such a claim; and
provide you (at your expense) with any and all information and assistance
reasonably requested by you to handle the defense or settlement of the claim.
You shall not accept any settlement that (i) imposes an obligation on us; (ii)
requires us to make an admission; or (iii) imposes liability not covered by
these indemnifications or places restrictions on us without our prior written
8. Miscellaneous Legal
Entire Agreement; Severability. You agree that by registering for,
accessing, or using the APIs, you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding
contract with Gurukol. Any version of these Terms in a language other than
English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the
English language will control if there is any conflict. These Terms (including
any agreements and policies linked from these Terms) constitute the entire
agreement between you and us. If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid
or unenforceable by applicable law, then that provision will be deemed
superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the
intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue
Amendment; No Waiver. From
time to time, we may update these Terms to clarify our practices or to reflect
new or different practices (such as when we add new features). We reserve the
right to make changes to these Terms at any time in our sole discretion. If we
make any material change, we will notify you using prominent means such as by
email notice sent to the email address specified in your account or by posting
a notice through our services. Modifications will become effective the day
after they are posted unless stated otherwise. Your continued use of the APIs
after changes become effective shall mean that you accept those changes. No
delay in exercising any right or remedy or failure to object will be a waiver
of such right or remedy or any other right or remedy. A waiver on one occasion
will not be a waiver of any right or remedy on any future occasion.
Governing Law. These
Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California, USA without
reference to its choice or conflicts of law principles. You and we consent to
the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of federal and state courts in San
Francisco, California, USA.
Compliance with Laws. We
will comply with all applicable U.S. state laws, U.S. federal laws, and
international laws in our provision of the APIs. We reserve the right at all
times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation,
legal process or governmental request. You will comply with all applicable laws
in your use of the APIs and Content, including any applicable data privacy laws
and export laws. You will comply with the sanctions programs administered by
the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the
Treasury. You will not directly or indirectly export, re-export, or transfer
the APIs or Content to prohibited countries or individuals or permit use of the
APIs or Content by prohibited countries or individuals.
Relationship of the Parties. You and we agree that no joint
venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between us.
in these Terms gives you a right to use the Gurukol name or any of the Gurukol
trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.
action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to these Terms may be brought
by either party more than one (1) year after the cause of action has accrued.
Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and
given by registered or certified mail return receipt requested, or email (by us
to the email associated with your account or by you to [email protected]),
and shall be deemed delivered as of the date of actual receipt.
No Assignment. You
may not assign or transfer these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted
under them). We may assign these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted
under them) to another company or person without restriction. Nothing in these
Terms confers any right, benefit, or remedy on any third-party person or
entity. You agree that your account is non-transferable and that all rights to
your account and other rights under these Terms terminate upon your death.
Injunctive Relief. You
acknowledge that the unauthorized use or disclosure of the Content or any
Developer Credentials may cause irreparable harm to us or our users.
Accordingly, you agree that we will have the right to obtain an immediate
injunction against any breach or threatened breach of these Terms, as well as
the right to pursue any and all other rights and remedies available at law or
in equity for such a breach.
following sections shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms:
2.6 (Security), 2.7 (Deletion), 3 (Rights We Reserve), 4 (Feedback), 5 (Term
& Termination), 6 (Disclaimers & Limitations of Liability), 7 (Indemnification),
and 8 (Miscellaneous Legal Terms).