Lattice

Lattice Terms of Service

LAST UPDATED: May 7th, 2016

PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE (THE “SITE”) OF DEGREE, INC. (“DEGREE”) IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING USING THE SERVICES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE OR ENABLED VIA THE WEBSITE (EACH A “SERVICE” AND COLLECTIVELY, THE “SERVICES”), CLICKING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND/OR BROWSING THE WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT (1) YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, (2) YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH DEGREE, AND (3) YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT PERSONALLY OR ON BEHALF OF DEGREE YOU HAVE NAMED AS THE USER, AND TO BIND THAT COMPANY TO THIS AGREEMENT. THE TERM “YOU” REFERS TO THE INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY, AS APPLICABLE, IDENTIFIED AS THE USER WHEN YOU REGISTERED ON THE WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY DEGREE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME. When changes are made, Degree will make a new copy of this Agreement available at the Website, or through, the affected Service on the Website. Degree will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Agreement. If Degree makes any material changes, and you have registered with us to create an Account (as defined in Section 2 below) Degree will also send an e-mail to you at the last e-mail address you provided to us pursuant to this Agreement. Any changes to this Agreement will be effective immediately for new users of the Website, and/or Services and will be effective thirty (30) days after posting notice of such changes on the Website for existing users, provided that any material changes shall be effective for users who have an Account with us upon the earlier of thirty (30) days after posting notice of such changes on the Website or thirty (30) days after dispatch of an e-mail notice of such changes to users that have registered for an Account. Degree may require you to provide consent to the updated Terms in a specified manner before further use of the Website, the Application and/ or the Services is permitted. If you do not agree to any change(s) after receiving a notice of such change(s), you shall stop using the Website, the Application and/or the Services. Otherwise, your continued use of the Website, the Application and/or Services constitutes your acceptance of such change(s). PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK THE WEBSITE TO VIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS.

1. DEGREE SERVICES

1.1 Degree Services. The Services enable users to, among other things, create and track their progress in completing their goals, objectives and projects (“Goals”). Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including your payment obligations, Degree grants to You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license, during the term of this Agreement, to access and use the Services solely for your internal business purposes.

1.2 Degree Software. Degree’s Website may also make software and associated documentation available for download (“Software”). Any use of the Software is governed by the terms of the license agreement that accompanies or is included with the Software, or by the license agreement expressly stated on the Website page(s) accompanying the Software. These license terms may be posted with the Software downloads or at the Website page where the Software can be accessed. You shall not use, download or install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a license agreement unless you agree to the terms of such license agreement. At no time will Degree provide you with any tangible copy of our Software. Degree shall deliver access to the Software via electronic transfer or download and shall not use or deliver any tangible media in connection with the (a) delivery, installation, updating or problem resolution of any Software (including any new releases); or (b) delivery, correction or updating of documentation. For the purposes of this section tangible media shall include, but not be limited to, any tape disk, compact disk, card, flash drive, or any other comparable physical medium. Unless the accompanying license agreement expressly allows otherwise, any copying or redistribution of the Software is prohibited, including any copying or redistribution of the Software to any other server or location, or redistribution or use on a service bureau basis. If there is any conflict between this Agreement and the license agreement, the license agreement shall take precedence in relation to that Software (except as provided in the following sentence). If the Software is a pre-release version, then, notwithstanding anything to the contrary included within an accompanying license agreement, you are not permitted to use or otherwise rely on the Software for any commercial or production purposes. If no license agreement accompanies use of the Software, use of the Software will be governed by this Agreement. Subject to your compliance with this Agreement, Degree grants you a non-assignable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable non-exclusive license to use the Software for the sole purpose of enabling you to use the Services in the manner permitted by this Agreement. Some Software may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that expressly override some of these terms.

1.3 Authorized Users. You may permit any Authorized Users (as defined below) to access and use the features and functions of the Service as contemplated by this Agreement. Each Authorized User will be assigned a unique user identification name and password (“User ID”) for access to and use of the Service. User IDs cannot be shared or used by more than one Authorized User at a time. If you wish to add additional User IDs, you may order such additional User IDs at any time by registering for additional user accounts via the Website. Upon written acceptance by Degree, Degree shall make the Service(s) available to the additional Authorized Users. As used herein, “Authorized User” means any individual who is your employee or such other person or entity that has been authorized to access the Service pursuant to your rights under this Agreement, through the purchase of a user seat via the Website.

1.4 Limitations. You will not, and will not permit any Authorized User or other party to: (a) access or copy any data or information of other Degree subscribers without their consent; (b) knowingly interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Service or the data contained therein; (c) harass or interfere with another subscriber’s use and enjoyment of the Service or Software; (d) reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile any component of the Service or Software; (e) interfere in any manner with the operation of the Service, or the hardware and network used to operate the Service; (f) sublicense any of your rights under this Agreement, or otherwise use the Service or Software for the benefit of a third party or to operate a service bureau; (g) modify, copy or make derivative works based on any part of the Software or Service; or (j) otherwise use the Service in any manner that exceeds the scope of use permitted under this Agreement. You acknowledges and agrees that the Service will not be used, and are not licensed for use, in connection with any of your time-critical or mission-critical functions.

2. REGISTRATION. In order to access certain features of the Service and Software, you may be required to register for an account on the Website (“Account”). In registering for the Services, you agree to (1) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services’ registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You may not share your Account or password with anyone, and you agree to (1) notify Degree immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security; and (2) exit from your Account at the end of each session. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Degree has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Degree has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Website, Software and Services (or any portion thereof).

3. FEES AND EXPENSES; PAYMENTS

3.1 Fees and Payment. You agree to pay all fees or charges to your Account in accordance with the fees, charges and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. Degree’s fees and charges are set forth on its pricing page available at: http://latticehq.com/pricing. You must provide Degree with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or any other issuer accepted by us) (“Payment Provider”), or purchase order information as a condition to signing up for the Services. Your Payment Provider agreement governs your use of the designated credit card, and you must refer to that agreement and not this Agreement to determine your rights and liabilities. By providing Degree with your credit card number and associated payment information, you agree that Degree is authorized to immediately invoice your Account for all fees and charges due and payable to Degree hereunder and that no additional notice or consent is required. You agree to immediately notify Degree of any change in your billing address or the credit card used for payment hereunder. Degree reserves the right at any time to change its prices and billing methods, either immediately upon posting on the Website or Services or by e-mail delivery to you.

3.2 Service Subscription Fees. You will be responsible for payment of the applicable fee for any Services (each, a “Service Subscription Fee”) at the time you create your Account and select your monthly or annual package, as applicable (each, a “Service Commencement Date”). Except as set forth in this Agreement, all fees for the Services are non-refundable. No contract will exist between you and Degree for the Services until Degree accepts your order by a confirmatory e-mail, SMS/MMS message, or other appropriate means of communication. Your subscription will continue indefinitely until terminated in accordance with this Agreement. After your initial subscription period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically commence on the first day following the end of such period (each, a “Renewal Commencement Date”) and continue for an additional equivalent period, at Degree’s then-current price for such subscription. You agree that your Account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature unless you cancel your subscription at any time prior to the Renewal Commencement Date by logging into and going to the Account settings page. If you cancel your subscription, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current subscription term; your subscription will not be renewed after your then-current term expires. However, you will not be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period. By subscribing, you authorize Degree to charge your Payment Provider now, and again at the beginning of any subsequent subscription period. Upon renewal of your subscription, if Degree does not receive payment from your Payment Provider, (i) you agree to pay all amounts due on your Account upon demand, and/or (ii) you agree that Degree may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your Payment Provider until payment is received (upon receipt of payment, your Account will be activated and for purposes of automatic renewal, your new subscription commitment period will begin as of the day payment was received).

3.3 Taxes. Degree’s fees are net of any applicable Sales Tax. If any Services or Software, or payments for any Services or Software, under this Agreement are subject to Sales Tax in any jurisdiction and you have not remitted the applicable Sales Tax to Degree, you will be responsible for the payment of such Sales Tax and any related penalties or interest to the relevant tax authority, and you will indemnify Degree for any liability or expense Degree may incur in connection with such Sales Taxes. Upon our request, you will provide us with official receipts issued by the appropriate taxing authority, or other such evidence that you have paid all applicable taxes. For purposes of this section, “Sales Tax” shall mean any sales or use tax, and any other tax measured by sales proceeds, that Degree is permitted to pass to its customers, that is the functional equivalent of a sales tax where the applicable taxing jurisdiction does not otherwise impose a sales or use tax.

3.4 Free Trials and Other Promotions. Any free trial or other promotion that provides access to the Services must be used within the specified time of the trial. At the end of the trial period, your use of that Service will expire and any further use of the Service is prohibited unless you pay the applicable subscription fee. If you are inadvertently charged for a subscription, please contact Degree to have the charges reversed.

4. OWNERSHIP; LICENSES

4.1 Degree Ownership. As between Degree and you, the Services, Website, Software and all content therein (excluding Your Content) (collectively, the “Degree Properties”) and all worldwide Intellectual Property Rights in each of the foregoing, are the exclusive property of Degree and its suppliers. All rights in and to Degree Properties not expressly granted to you in this Agreement are reserved by Degree and its suppliers. Except as expressly set forth herein, no express or implied license or right of any kind is granted to you regarding Degree Properties or any part thereof, including any right to obtain possession of any source code, data or other technical material related to the Software.

4.2 Your Content. Degree acknowledges and agrees that you are, as between Degree and you, the exclusive owner of the content, information, goals, projects and other data uploaded by you to the Service or Software (collectively, “Your Content”). In order to enable Degree to provide the Services to you, you hereby grant Degree a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free and fully paid license to use the Your Content as necessary for purposes of providing the Services; provided that Degree may use information related to your Goals on an aggregated and anonymized basis, including data pertaining to types of Goals, Goal completion percentage and average time spent working on Goals.

5. WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS

5.1 By You. You represent and warrant to Degree that (a) you have the authority to enter into this Agreement personally (if you are a natural person), or on behalf of the entity entering into this Agreement, and to bind that entity, and (b) that Your Content does not (i) infringe any copyright, trademark, or patent; (ii) misappropriate any trade secret; (iii) be deceptive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or unlawful; (iv) contain any viruses, worms or other malicious computer programming codes intended to damage Degree’s system or data; or (v) otherwise violate the rights of a third party. Degree is not obligated to back up any Your Content; you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of any Your Content at your sole cost and expense. You agree that any use of the Services contrary to or in violation of the representations and warranties made by you in this section constitutes unauthorized and improper use of the Services.

5.2 Disclaimer. Degree will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the services are available on a 99.9% basis. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WEBSITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND DEGREE MAKES NO (AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL) OTHER WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR CONDITIONS, WHETHER WRITTEN, ORAL, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, COURSE OF DEALING, TRADE USAGE OR PRACTICE, MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE RAW DATA, DOCUMENTATION, OR SERVICES (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY DEGREE. DEGREE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ALL ERRORS CAN BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OPERATION OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

6. INDEMNIFICATION

6.1 By Degree. Degree will defend at its expense any suit brought against you, and will pay any settlment Degrees makes or approves, or any damages finally awarded in such suit, insofar as such suit is based on a claim by any third party alleging that the Service or Website infringes, misappropriates or violates any U.S. intellectual property rights. If any portion of the Service becomes, or in Degree’s opinion is likely to become, the subject of a claim of infringement, Degree may, at its option: (a) procure for you the right to continue using the Service; (b) replace the Service with non-infringing software or services which do not materially impair the functionality of the Service; (c) modify the Service so that it becomes non-infringing; or (d) terminate this Agreement and refund any fees actually paid by you to Degree for the remainder of the term then in effect, and upon such termination, you will immediately cease all use of the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Degree shall have no obligation under this subsection with respect to any infringement claim based upon (i) use of the Service not in accordance with this Agreement; or (ii) Your Content. This subsection states your sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of Degree, or any of the officers, directors, employees, shareholders, contractors or representatives of the foregoing, for infringement claims or actions.

6.2 By You. You will defend, at your expense any suit brought against Degree, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively, the “Degree Parties”) and will pay any settlement you make or approve, or any damages finally awarded in such suit, insofar as such suit is based on a claim by any third party based on: (a) Your Content; (b) your violation of this Agreement; (c) your violation of any rights of another party; or (d) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Degree reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Degree in asserting any available defenses. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, this Agreement or your access to the Degree Properties.

6.3 Procedure. The indemnifying party’s obligations as set forth above are expressly conditioned upon each of the foregoing: (a) the indemnified party shall promptly notify the indemnifying party in writing of any threatened or actual claim or suit; (b) the indemnifying party shall have sole control of the defense or settlement of any claim or suit; and (c) the indemnified party shall cooperate with the indemnifying party to facilitate the settlement or defense of any claim or suit.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

7.1 Disclaimer of Certain Damages. THE PARTIES UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE OR DATA, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEGREE PROPERTIES, OR DAMAGES OR COSTS DUE TO LOSS OF PRODUCTION OR USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR PERSONAL OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, WHETHER OR NOT DEGREE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.

7.2 Cap on Liability. EXCLUDING EACH PARTY’S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE DEGREE PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT RECEIVED BY THE DEGREE AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE DEGREE PROPERTIES IN THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT(S) GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY HEREUNDER.

7.3 Your Content. THE DEGREE PARTIES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR CONTENT), USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS.

7.4 Basis of the Bargain. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN DEGREE AND YOU.

8. TERM AND TERMINATION.

8.1 Term. This Agreement commence on the date when you accept them (as described in the preamble above) and remain in full force and effect while you use the Degree Properties, unless terminated earlier in accordance with this Agreement.

8.2 Prior Use. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you used the Degree Properties prior to the date you accepted this Agreement, you hereby acknowledge and agree that this Agreement commenced on the date you first used the Degree Properties (whichever is earlier) and will remain in full force and effect while you use the Degree Properties, unless earlier terminated in accordance with this Agreement.

8.3 Termination of Services by Degree. If timely payment cannot be charged to your Payment Provider for any reason, if you have materially breached any provision of this Agreement, or if Degree is required to do so by law (e.g., where the provision of the Website, the Software or the Services is, or becomes, unlawful), Degree has the right to, immediately and without notice, suspend or terminate any Services provided to you. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Degree’s sole discretion and that Degree shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your Account.

8.4 Termination of Services by You. If you want to terminate the Services provided by Degree, you may do so by (a) notifying Degree at any time and (b) closing your Account for all of the Services that you use. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to Degree's address set forth below.

8.5 Effect of Termination. Termination of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service. Termination of all Services also includes deletion of your password and all related information, files and Content associated with or inside your Account (or any part thereof), including Your Content. Upon termination of any Service, your right to use such Service will automatically terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of Services may involve deletion of Your Content associated therewith from our live databases. Degree will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Content. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.

9. REMEDIES

9.1 Violations. If Degree becomes aware of any possible violations by you of this Agreement, Degree reserves the right to investigate such violations. If, as a result of the investigation, Degree believes that criminal activity has occurred, Degree reserves the right to refer the matter to, and to cooperate with, any and all applicable legal authorities. Degree is entitled, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, to disclose any information or materials on or in the Degree Properties, including Your Content, in Degree’s possession in connection with your use of the Degree Properties, to (1) comply with applicable laws, legal process or governmental request; (2) enforce this Agreement, (3) respond to any claims that Your Content violates the rights of third parties, (4) respond to your requests for customer service, or (5) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Degree, its users or the public, and all enforcement or other government officials, as Degree in its sole discretion believes to be necessary or appropriate.

9.2 Breach. In the event that Degree determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of this Agreement, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the Degree Properties, Degree reserves the right to:

(a) Warn you via e-mail (to any e-mail address you have provided to Degree) that you have violated this Agreement;

(b) Delete any of Your Content provided by you or your agent(s) to the Degree Properties;

(c) Discontinue your registration(s) with the any of the Degree Properties;

(d) Discontinue your subscription to any Services;

(e) Pursue any other action which Degree deems to be appropriate.

9.3 No Subsequent Registration. If your registration(s) with or ability to access the Degree Properties is discontinued by Degree due to your violation of any portion of this Agreement or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access the Degree Properties through use of a different member name or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those Degree Properties to which your access has been terminated. In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, Degree reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth herein without any notice or warning to you.

10. GENERAL PROVISIONS

10.1 Electronic Communications. The communications between you and Degree use electronic means, whether you visit the Degree Properties or send Degree e-mails, or whether Degree posts notices on the Degree Properties or communicates with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from Degree in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Degree provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.

10.2 Assignment. This Agreement, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without Degree’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.

10.3 Force Majeure. Degree shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

10.4 Questions, Complaints, Claims. If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Degree Properties, please contact us at: support@latticehq.com. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.

10.5 Limitations Period. YOU AND DEGREE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE DEGREE PROPERTIES OR THE CONTENT MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

10.6 Arbitration Agreement; Class Waiver; Waiver of Trial by Jury. Please read this Section 106 (“Arbitration Agreement”) carefully. It is part of your contract with Degree and affects your rights. It contains procedures for MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.

(a) Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. All claims and disputes (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with this Agreement or the use of any product or service provided by Degree that cannot be resolved informally or in small claims court shall be resolved by binding arbitration on an individual basis under the terms of this Arbitration Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement applies to you and Degree, and to any subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or goods provided under this Agreement.

(b) Notice Requirement and Informal Dispute Resolution. Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief. A Notice to Degree should be sent to: 465 10th St #203 San Francisco, CA 94103. After the Notice is received, you and Degree will attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally. If you and Degree do not resolve the claim or dispute within 30 days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding. The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled.

(c) Arbitration Rules. Arbitration shall be initiated through the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section. If AAA is not available to arbitrate, the parties shall agree to select an alternative ADR Provider. The rules of the ADR Provider shall govern all aspects of this arbitration, including but not limited to the method of initiating and/or demanding arbitration, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with this Agreement. The AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules governing the arbitration are available online at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration shall be conducted by a three, neutral arbitrators. Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules. Any hearing will be held in Wilmington, Delaware, unless the parties agree otherwise. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall bear its own costs (including attorney’s fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration, and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.

(d) Additional Rules for Non-appearance Based Arbitration: If non-appearance arbitration is elected, the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties.

(e) Time Limits. If you or Degree pursue arbitration, the arbitration action must be initiated and/or demanded within the statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadline for filing a claim) and within any deadline imposed under the AAA Rules for the pertinent claim.

(f) Authority of Arbitrator. If arbitration is initiated, the arbitrator will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and Degree, and the dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the AAA Rules, and this Agreement. The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and Degree.

(g) Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY, instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient and less costly than rules applicable in court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In the event any litigation should arise between you and Degree in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, YOU AND DEGREE WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, instead electing that the dispute be resolved by a judge.

(h) Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER.

(i) Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to the award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, shall be strictly confidential. The parties agree to maintain confidentiality unless otherwise required by law. This Paragraph shall not prevent a party from submitting to a court of law any information necessary to enforce this Agreement, to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek injunctive or equitable relief.

(j) Severability. If any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

(k) Right to Waive. Any or all of the rights and limitations set forth in this Agreement may be waived by the party against whom the claim is asserted. Such waiver shall not waive or effect any other portion of this Agreement.

(l) Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Degree.

(m) Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or Degree may bring an individual action in small claims court.

(n) Emergency Equitable Relief. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before a state or federal court in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of any other rights or obligations under this Arbitration Agreement.

(o) Claims Not Subject To Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret shall not be subject to this arbitration agreement.

(p) Courts. In any circumstances where the foregoing Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within San Mateo, California for such purpose.

10.7 Governing Law. This Agreement and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the State of California, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.

10.8 Notice. Where Degree requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing Degree with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to Degree is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by this Agreement, Degree’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to Degree at the following address: 465 10th St #203 San Francisco, CA 94103. Such notice shall be deemed given when received by Degree by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.

10.9 Waiver. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.

10.10 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.

10.11 Export Control. You may not use, export, import, or transfer the Degree Properties except as authorized by U.S. law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained the Degree Properties, and any other applicable laws. In particular, but without limitation, the Degree Properties may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any United States embargoed countries, or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Degree Properties, you represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You also will not use the Degree Properties for any purpose prohibited by U.S. law, including the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. You acknowledge and agree that products, services or technology provided by Degree are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States. You shall comply with these laws and regulations and shall not, without prior U.S. government authorization, export, re-export, or transfer Degree products, services or technology, either directly or indirectly, to any country in violation of such laws and regulations.

10.12 Entire Agreement. This Agreement are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

Privacy policy

Degree, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, the “Company”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the personal information we collect from users of our website (the “Site”) and our online services (the “Services”).

1. Questions; Contacting Company; Reporting Violations. If you have any questions or concerns or complaints about our Privacy Policy or our data collection or processing practices, or if you want to report any security violations to us, please contact us at the following address or phone number:

Degree, Inc.
Jack Altman
465 10th St #203. San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 766-7831

2. A Note About Children. We do not intentionally gather personal information from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits personal information to the Company and we learn that the personal information is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 13, please contact us at: support@latticehq.com.

3. Types of Data We Collect. We collect personal information from users, as described below.

Information You Provide to Us.
  • We may collect personal information from you, such as your first and last name, e-mail, username and password when you create an account to log in to our Services (“Account”).
  • We will collect payment information necessary to complete transactions, including your name, credit card information, and billing information.
  • If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.
  • If you have created an Account and upload any goal, project, or objective information or other materials to the Services, we will collect those materials in order to provide you the Services you request.
  • If you sign up for our newsletter we will collect your email address.
  • If you participate in a sweepstakes, contest or other promotion on our Services, we may ask you for your e-mail address and/or home number (to notify you if you win or not). We may also ask for first and last name, and sometimes postal address to verify your identity. In some situations we may need additional information as a part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice. These sweepstakes and contests are voluntary. We recommend that you read the rules for each sweepstakes and contest that you enter.
  • We also collect personal information at other points in our Services that state that personal information is being collected.
(b) Information Collected via Technology.
  • Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Services, track users’ movements around the Site, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and better tailor our Services to our users’ needs. Except as noted in this Privacy Policy, we do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.
  • Cookies. Like many online services, we use cookies to collect information. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Services. This type of information is collected to make the Services more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.
  • Traffic Analytics. We use a number of third party service provides, such as Google Analytics, to help analyze how users use the Services (“Analytics Companies”). These Analytics Companies uses Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the Services, what features they use on our Site, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from these Analytics Companies to improve our Site and Services. These Analytics Companies collect the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Services, rather than your name or other personally identifying information. We do not combine the information generated through the use of our Analytics Companies with your personal information. Although these Analytics Companies may place a persistent Cookie on your web browser or mobile device to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the Services, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but the Analytics Company that placed the applicable Cookie. This Policy does not apply to and we are not responsible for the Cookies used by these Analytics Companies.

4. Use of Your Personal information

(a) General Use. In general, personal information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We use your personal information in the following ways:
  • facilitate the creation of and secure your Account on our network;
  • identify you as a user in our system;
  • provide improved administration of our Services;
  • provide the Services you request;
  • improve the quality of experience when you interact with our Site and Services;
  • send you a welcome e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when your Account was created;
  • send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
  • respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests;
  • send newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to our Services and for other marketing purposes of Company.
(b) User Feedback. We often receive comments from users about our Services. We may post user feedback on the Site from time to time. We will share your feedback with your first name and last initial only. If we choose to post your first and last name along with your feedback, we will obtain your consent prior to posting you name with your feedback.
(c) Creation of Anonymous Data. We may create anonymous data records from personal information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve Site navigation. We reserve the right to use anonymous data for any purpose and disclose anonymous data to third parties in our sole discretion.

5. Disclosure of Your Personal information. We disclose your personal information as described below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

(a) Third Party Service Providers. We may share your personal information with third party service providers to: provide you with the Services that we offer you; to fulfill your order or subscription for any products, services or other goods; to conduct quality assurance testing; to facilitate creation of accounts; to provide technical support; and/or to provide other services to the Company.
(b) Affiliates. We may share some or all of your personal information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.
(c) Corporate Restructuring. We may share some or all of your personal information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or any portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, personal information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business, or any of our assets, that company will possess the personal information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.
(d) Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your personal information (as described below), Company may disclose personal information if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Company; (c) to protect or defend the rights or property of Company or users of the Site or Services; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Use.

6. Your Choices Regarding Your Information. You have several choices regarding use of information on our Services:

(a) Email Communications. We will periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote the use of our Services. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below). Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you service related communications, including notices of any updates to our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.
(b) Changing or Deleting Your Personal Information. You may change any of your personal information in your Account by editing your settings within your Account or by sending an email to us at the address listed above. You may request deletion of your personal information by us, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, but please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives or backups. We may also retain your information for fraud prevention or similar purposes.
(c) Do Not Track Signals. Some web browsers may transmit “do not track” signals to the websites and other online services with which your web browser communicates. There is no standard that governs what, if anything, websites should do when they receive these signals. We currently do not take action in response to these signals. If and when a standard is established, we may revise our policy on responding to these signals.

7. Changes to This Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any material changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Sites. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Site. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our Services. Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating your personal information to provide us with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your personal information, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to deactivate your Account with us. Continued use of our Sites or Services, following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.