1. Introduction

What This Means

STEM Premier is a social media platform where students and professionals can share their information with schools and employers.  

Welcome, and thank you for using STEM Premier™! The mission of STEM Premier is to connect the world’s students and professionals, helping them to be more productive and successful. STEM Premier enables students to showcase their accomplishments in areas such as science, mathematics, and technology and to connect with colleges, universities and potential employers.  STEM Premier also aids colleges, universities, and companies in the recruiting process by providing access to student information.  To achieve our mission, we make services available through our website, and mobile applications, to help you connect with companies and colleges, find internship, scholarship, and job opportunities, receive guidance, organize your relevant information, and find valuable resources.  At your election and with your consent,  we also may feature you on our homepage or through other aspects of our website which are visible to the general public.  

 

What This Means

When you use our Services, you are entering into a legally binding contract that is governed by these Terms. 

When you use our products and services, including http://stempremier.com/ (collectively referred to as the “Services”) and our mobile applications, you are entering into a legally binding agreement based on these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy (http://stempremier.com/privacy-policy/) (collectively referred to as the “Terms”), so please take the time to review them.

If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, then do not create an account with us and do not use our Services. If you already have an account, and you would like to terminate it, please contact us at: support@stempremier.com. 

We may modify these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. The most recent version of the Terms of Use will be posted here, so you are encouraged to periodically review them. You may close your account at any time if you do not agree to any revisions to these Terms of Use.


2. The Services

What This Means

In using the Services, you agree that you meet the eligibility requirements, including the Minimum Age.

2.1. Services Eligibility.  To be eligible to use the Services, you represent and warrant that you: (1) are not currently restricted from using the Services by STEM Premier; (2) are not a competitor of STEM Premier or using the Services in any way that competes with STEM Premier; (3) will maintain only one account at a time; (4) have full power and authority to enter into these Terms; (5) agree to provide, at your own cost and expense, all equipment, software, and internet access necessary to use the Services; and (6) that you meet STEM Premier’s “Minimum Age” requirements.  For purposes of these Terms, Minimum Age means either: (1) you are at least thirteen (13) years of age or (2) you are under the age of thirteen (13) and your parent/guardian has reviewed these Terms, including STEM Premier’s COPPA policy (which can be found here: http://www.stempremier.com/privacy-policy), consents to your Use of the Services, and has given STEM Premier their verifiable consent. 

 

What This Means

STEM Premier retains ownership of the Services and grants you a limited right to use them in accordance with these Terms. 

2.2. Your Right to Use the Services.  STEM Premier retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Services and any associated intellectual property right therein including, but not limited to, any inventions (whether patentable or not), copyrights, trade secrets, logos, trademarks and service marks.  STEM Premier shall also own any ideas, concepts, suggestions, or improvements you submit to STEM Premier relating to the Services with no compensation to you.  Provided you comply with these Terms, STEM Premier grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to use the Services for their intended purpose.  You may not sub-license, transfer, or assign any of the rights granted herein. The right to use the Services will automatically terminate upon termination of your account.  

 

What This Means

You own all of the original content you generate or post while using the Services.

2.3. Ownership of Content.  You retain ownership of any original content you post to the Services or generate using the services.  You hereby grant to STEM Premier a non-exclusive, world-wide, perpetual, paid up, royalty-free license to use your content for any purpose with no compensation to you.  You are solely responsible for the content you generate and post while using the Services and for your interactions with other students, subscribers, education institutions, businesses, companies, mentors, individuals or organizations who post to the Services, and individuals you allow to view your student profile (“Users”). 

 

What This Means

STEM Premier may modify the Services and remove your content if it violates these Terms.  

2.4. Services May be Modified.  STEM Premier may modify, limit, replace, refuse access to, suspend, or discontinue the Services, in whole or in part, or adjust fees for the Services at any time, in STEM Premier’s sole discretion, without notice to you.  STEM Premier further reserves the right to withhold, remove, or discard any content you post to your account if the content is deemed to violate these Terms. 

 

What This Means

Please review our Privacy Policy before submitting any information.

2.5. Privacy.  Collecting your information and sharing this information with others is inherent in our Services. You should carefully review our Privacy Policy before using our Services or posting any content to your account.  With your consent, certain features of our Services may make your information publically available.  Please note that certain information you submit to the Services is likely to reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age and/or other personally identifiable information about you.  You agree that your submission of personal information is voluntary and that STEM Premier may use it as described in these Terms.  

 

What This Means

You are responsible for paying any fees due, if applicable.

2.6. Payment.  If you purchase any Services that STEM Premier offers for a fee, you agree to STEM Premier storing your payment information through a secure portal.  You also agree to pay the applicable fees as they become due, including any taxes, and to reimburse STEM Premier for any fees incurred while collecting overdue payments from you.  Failure to pay fees due may result in termination of your account.  


3. Do's & Don'ts

What This Means

Use the Services in a professional manner and submit only truthful and accurate information.  

As a condition to using our Services, you agree to follow our Dos and Don’ts.

Do undertake the following:

  • Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, those relating to  privacy, intellectual property, export control, tax, and regulatory requirements;
  • Provide STEM Premier with accurate information and update it as necessary;
  • Review and comply with our Privacy Policy;
  • Review and comply with any notices STEM Premier sends you concerning the Services;
  • Use the Services in a professional manner; 
  • Keep your username and password confidential and do not share them with others; 
  • Use your real name on your profile; and
  • Protect your sensitive information such as your email address, phone number, and address. 
 

What This Means

Don’t use the Services in an unlawful or unprofessional manner.  Don’t submit any false, objectionable or infringing content or attempt to interrupt the Services in any way.

Don’t undertake the following: 

  • Act dishonestly or unprofessionally by posting unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory,  inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to the Services;
  • Publish inaccurate information in the designated fields on the profile form (e.g., do not include a link or an email address in the name field). 
  • Create a profile for anyone other than a natural person;
  • Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcomed communications to others using the Services;
  • Invite people you do not know to join your network;
  • Upload a profile image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo;
  • Use or attempt to use another's account or create a false identity on STEM Premier;
  • Upload, post, email, message, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that: 
    • Falsely states, impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your identity, affiliations, qualifications, or experience; 
    • Includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
    • Infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other intellectual property rights;
    • Includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation. 
    • Contains software viruses, worms, malware, or any other harmful code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Services or any computer or other equipment;
  • Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell,  rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on the Services (excluding original content posted by you) except as permitted by these Terms;
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code or any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Services, or any part thereof;
  • Utilize or copy information, content or any data you view on or obtain from the Services to provide any service that is competitive, in STEM Premier’s sole discretion, with STEM Premier;

4. Disclaimer of Warranties

What This Means

The Services are provided as is and as available.  

STEM Premier makes no representations or warranties with respect to any content, functionality, or Third Party Services.

THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE BASIS.”  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, STEM PREMIER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  STEM PREMIER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL NOT INFRINGE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OTHERS, ARE ERROR-FREE, WILL BE FREE FROM INTERRUPTIONS, ARE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR OPERATING ENVIRONMENT, ARE FREE FROM MALWARE, VIRUSES, OR HARMFUL CODE, OR WILL ACCOMPLISH ANY PARTICULAR RESULT. 

STEM PREMIER HAS NO OBLIGATION TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF ANY USER OF OUR SERVICES.  STEM PREMIER DOES NOT CONTROL OR MONITOR USER GENERATED CONTENT AND STEM PREMIER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE OWNERSHIP OR ACCURACY OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR WHETHER OR NOT IT INFRINGES ON ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.   STEM PREMIER MAY LINK TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES (COLLECTIVELY, “THIRD PARTY SERVICES”). STEM PREMIER HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THESE THIRD PARTY SERVICES.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT STEM PREMIER DOES NOT CONTROL THE TRANSFER OF DATA OVER COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, AND THAT THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF SUCH COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES. STEM PREMIER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS.

STEM PREMIER HAS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, CORRUPTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF ANY OF YOUR DATA, ELECTRONIC FILES, PERSONAL INFORMATION, FINANCIAL INFORMATION, OR CONTENT GENERATED BY YOU OR OTHER USERS, OR FOR ANY PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER, HARDWARE, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT. 

NO REPRESENTATION OR OTHER AFFIRMATION OF FACT WHICH IS NOT CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING STATEMENTS REGARDING CAPACITY, SUITABILITY FOR USE, ACCURACY OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, WHETHER MADE BY STEM PREMIER OR OTHERWISE, WILL BE DEEMED TO BE A WARRANTY FOR ANY PURPOSE OR GIVE RISE TO ANY LIABILITY OF STEM PREMIER.


5. Indemnification and Limit on Liability

What This Means

You will indemnify STEM Premier for any claims, cost, and expenses arising out of your use of the Services. 

STEM Premier’s total liability to you will not exceed the lesser of the amount you paid for the Services or $100.  

By using the Services, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold STEM Premier and its officers, directors, and employees harmless from and against any and all claims, costs and expenses arising out of your use of the Services, including your generation or posting of any content. STEM Premier shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever due to your acts or omissions. STEM Premier’s total liability in respect of any and all claims arising from or related to the Services, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, will be limited to the lesser of: (a) the amount paid, if any, to STEM Premier over the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the event giving rise to the damages; or (b) $100 USD.

IN NO EVENT SHALL STEM PREMIER OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND.

IN NO EVENT WILL YOU SEEK OR BE ENTITLED TO RESCISSION, INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF OR TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES OR ANY FEATURE THEREOF.  


6. Termination

What This Means

You and STEM Premier can both terminate your account at any time. 

6.1. Termination Without Cause.  You may terminate your account, for any reason, at any time, upon notice to STEM Premier pursuant to these Terms. This notice will be effective upon STEM Premier processing your request. STEM Premier may terminate your account, at any time, with or without notice. This cancellation shall be effective immediately or as specified by STEM Premier. If Premium Services are offered for a fee, only STEM Premier or the party paying for the Services may terminate your account.  Termination of your STEM Premier account includes disabling your access to the Services and may also bar you from any future use of the Services.

 

What This Means

STEM Premier can terminate your account if you misuse the Services or violate these Terms. 

6.2. Termination for Cause.  STEM Premier may restrict, suspend or terminate your account or the account of any User who abuses or misuses the Services. Misuse of the Services includes violating any of these Terms, or any other behavior that STEM Premier deems contrary to its purpose. In addition, STEM Premier may terminate your account or the account of any User for repeat violations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as determined by STEM Premier in STEM Premier’s sole discretion.

 

What This Means

Upon termination of your account, STEM Premier will delete your content.

6.3. Effect of Termination.  Provisions of these Terms which, by their nature should reasonably be deemed to survive termination of your account, shall survive.  Upon termination of your account, STEM Premier shall have no obligation to store, save, or otherwise provide you with access to the Services or any content you may have generated, posted, or saved to your account.  STEM Premier recommends that you take steps to transfer this information prior to terminating your account.


7. Miscellaneous

What This Means

These Terms represent the entire agreement between us. 

7.1. Entire Agreement.  These Terms set forth the entire agreement between you and STEM Premier with respect to the Services and supersedes all prior negotiations and dealings, oral or written.  In the event of a conflict between these Terms and any other agreement or understanding between us, these Terms will govern.

 

What This Means

Unenforceable terms will not affect the enforceability of the rest of the Terms.  

7.2. Severability.  Any provision of these Terms which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be ineffective in that jurisdiction without invalidating the remaining portions hereof or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction. 

 

What This Means

You cannot transfer your rights or duties.

7.3. Assignment.  You may not sell, assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of your rights or delegate your duties under these Terms without our prior written consent.  STEM Premier may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under these Terms in whole or in part without notice to you. 

 

What This Means

You will not violate U.S. export laws.

7.4. Export Compliance.  You agree to comply with all applicable export laws, codes, regulations, and license requirements of the United States of America and other applicable jurisdictions in connection while using the Services. 

 

What This Means

In the unlikely event there is a dispute between us, you agree to the laws and courts of South Carolina or to arbitration.

7.5. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.  These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of South Carolina, without regard to the principles thereof regarding conflict of laws, excepting applicable federal law.  You agree that the Courts of Charleston County, South Carolina shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any claim or dispute between us.  In the alternative, you agree that STEM Premier may elect to settle any dispute through an established alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) provider.  The ADR provider and the parties will agree that: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online, and/or be solely based on written submissions in a manner chosen by STEM Premier, (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by us or witnesses unless we agree otherwise, and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitration shall be final and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

 

What This Means

Failure to enforce a term is not a waiver of the term.  

7.6. Waiver.  Failure of STEM Premier to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of such provision.


8. Notices 

What This Means

STEM Premier will send you notices using your account. 

You agree that STEM Premier may communicate with you using your STEM Premier account or other means such as your email or telephone number.  STEM Premier may also communicate messages or notices to you about the Services by updating these Terms or posting notifications on the STEM Premier website.  

 

What This Means

You may contact STEM Premier either via email or U.S. mail at these addresses.  

If you have questions or comments about these Terms, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding content posted by a User, please contact us via email at support@stempreimer.com or via mail at: 

STEM Premier, Inc.
Attn: Terms of Use Issues
5300 International Boulevard 
Charleston, South Carolina 19418 USA