Terms of Use

The following document outlines the terms of use of the Saltbox website and Wax LRS. You can also review our Privacy Policy, which outlines our practices towards handling any personal information that you may provide to us.

Before using any Saltbox services, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms. You may only create an account after reading and accepting these terms. The column on the right provides a short explanation of the terms of use and is not legally binding.

Acceptance of terms

The web pages available at saltbox.com and all linked pages (“Site”), are owned and operated by Saltbox Services LLC. (“Saltbox”) a Washington State LLC, and is accessed by you under the Terms of Use described below (“Terms”).

Please read these terms carefully before using the services. By accessing the site, viewing any content or using any services available on the site (as each is defined below) you are agreeing to be bound by these terms, which together with our Privacy policy, governs our relationship with you in relation to the site. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the site.

What does this mean?

By using Saltbox, you agree to all the terms below.


Description of services

The Site is an online Learning Record Store based on the Tin Can API (Experience API) which enables organizational learning & development or training managers to post results of training and task related learning data. Services include, but are not limited to, any service and/or content Saltbox makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services. Content (“Content”) includes, but is not limited to text, data, information and software.

Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of Saltbox. Saltbox reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. Saltbox may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and the Services without notice or liability. The Site should not be used or solely relied upon for storage of your learning data and you are directed to retain your own copies of all Content posted on the Site. Saltbox provides you with a way to query and retain your data at your discretion.

What does this mean?

We develop a Learning Record Store with analyses and visualizations of learning data and we will develop more features and services in the future. At times things can go wrong and the service may be interrupted. Unlikely, but sometimes things can go really wrong.


Registration

As a condition to using Services, you are required to open an account with Saltbox and select a password and username, and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your Saltbox account.

You may not use as site name the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through your Saltbox account.

What does this mean?

To fully use the services you need to create your own account, without violating other peoples' rights


User Conduct

All Content posted or otherwise submitted to the Site is the sole responsibility of the account holder from which such Content originates and you acknowledge and agree that you, and not Saltbox are entirely responsible for all Content that you post, or otherwise submit to the Site. Saltbox does not control user submitted Content and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Saltbox. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  1. To abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any person;
  2. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person;
  3. For any purpose (including posting or viewing Content) that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where you use the Services;
  4. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Saltbox user;
  5. To create or transmit unwanted ‘spam’ to any person or any URL
  6. To post copyrighted Content which doesn’t belong to you, with exception of Blogs, where you may post such Content with explicit mention of the author’s name and a link to the source of the Content;
  7. To create or transmit unwanted ‘spam’ to any person or any URL
  8. You will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
To report a suspected abuse of the Site or a breach of the Terms (other than relating to copyright infringement which is addressed under “COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS” below) please send written notice to Saltbox at email: support@saltbox.com.

What does this mean?

You cannot use our site to post pornographic or illegal material, harass or abuse the Site, send spam, and do other crazy stuff. Be reasonable and responsible. Don't do anything illegal, unethical or immoral and you'll be fine.


Data submitted for inclusion on the service

Please read this section carefully before posting, uploading, or otherwise submitting any Content to the site. By submitting content to the site you are granting Saltbox a worldwide, non-exclusive license to use the content for services provided to you and are representing and warranting to Saltbox that the content is owned or duly licensed by you.

In consideration of Saltbox's agreement to allow you to post Content to the Site, you agree with Saltbox as follows:

    You acknowledge that:
  1. By uploading your data to Saltbox you retain full rights to those works that you had prior to uploading.
  2. You retain full ownership or other rights in your Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your Content.
  3. You have the option to access and remove your data at your discretion in accordance with the terms of use of the Site.
    You represent and warrant that:
  1. You are the owner of all rights, including all copy rights in and to all Content you submit to the site;
  2. The Content does not defame any person and does not infringe upon the copyright, moral rights, publicity rights, privacy rights or any other right of any person, or violate any law or judicial or governmental order.

What does this mean?

Your data and content will preserve whatever copyright they had before submission and storage to this site. We will not sell or use your data without your expressed written permission.


Release and indemnity

You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge Saltbox, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, liability, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the Site and the Services.

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Saltbox, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from or arising out of (i) a breach of these Terms, (ii) Content posted on the Site, (iii) the use of the Services, by you or any person using your account or Saltbox Username and password, or (iv) any violation of any rights of a third party.

What does this mean?

We are not liable if something goes really wrong. Always have a backup of your data.


Limitation of liability

In no event shall Saltbox be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or other Legal theory with respect to the site, the service or any content (i) for any lost profits or Special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever, (ii) To provide substitute goods or services (however arising), or (iii) for any direct damages in Excess of (in the aggregate) $100.

What does this mean?

Again, we are not liable.


Termination

Saltbox may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your Saltbox account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your Saltbox account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

It is your responsibility to remove all Content from your account prior to termination. Upon termination of your account Saltbox will automatically remove all Content posted to your account.

What does this mean?

We may stop providing services at any time. You can stop using your account or close it at any time as well. Either way, we will be very sad.


Changes

Saltbox reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, Saltbox will notify you by posting an announcement on the site. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Saltbox’s sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified.

What does this mean?

If these terms of use change, we will notify you.


Miscellaneous

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Saltbox in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Saltbox shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Saltbox’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including "line-noise" interference). If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. Saltbox may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and its rights and obligations without consent. The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Washington State, as if made within Washington State between two residents thereof, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Washington State courts. Both parties agree that the Terms is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. You acknowledge that you have read these terms of use, understand the terms of use, and will be bound by these terms and conditions. You further acknowledge that these terms of use together with the privacy policy represent the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between us and that it supersedes any proposal or prior agreement oral or written, and any other communications between us relating to the subject matter of this agreement. This agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Saltbox, or by the posting by Saltbox of a revised version.

What does this mean?

Things can happen beyond our control, we are not responsible.


Email communications

You (a) give consent to receive communications from Saltbox in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted; and (b) agree that all Terms of Use, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Saltbox provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.

Saltbox may also use your email address to send you other messages, including information about Saltbox and special offers. You may opt out of such email by changing your account settings or sending an email to support@saltbox.com. Opting out may prevent you from receiving messages regarding Saltbox, special announcements or special offers.

Communications made through email or the Site's messaging system will not constitute legal notice to Saltbox or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives in any situation where notice to Saltbox is required by contract or any law or regulation.

What does this mean?

From time to time, we will send you email communications about Saltbox. You can opt out at any time.


Copyright Complaints

Saltbox respects the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond promptly any claim that Content posted on the Site infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) of any person. Saltbox will use reasonable efforts to investigate notices of alleged Infringement and will take appropriate action under applicable intellectual property law and these Terms where it believes an Infringement has taken place, including removing or disabling access to the Content claimed to be infringing and/or terminating accounts and access to the Site.

To notify Saltbox of a possible Infringement you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement” care of support@saltbox.com and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement sufficient to enable Saltbox to make a reasonable determination. Please note that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresenting that any Content is infringing your copyright.

If we remove or disable access to Content in response to a notice of Infringement, we will make reasonable attempts to contact the user who posted the affected Content. If you feel that your Content is not infringing, you may provide Saltbox with a counter notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement Counter Notification” at support@saltbox.com. You must include in your counter notice sufficient information to enable Saltbox to make a reasonable determination. Please note that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that your Content is not infringing the copyrights of others.

If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes Infringement, we recommended seeking advice of an attorney.

What does this mean?

We respect copyright. If anything is wrong, please send an email with all the details to support@saltbox.com.


Last Updated: March 14th, 2013