Terms of Service

1. Introduction
Thank you for visiting Pathgather, a social learning management system (“LMS”) for companies.  Please read these Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy, and our Cookie Policy carefully, as you are agreeing to be bound by all three documents by using our Service.

2. Definitions
Throughout this Agreement, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them.  The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Agreement nonsensical:

“Agreement” means these Terms of Service;

“Pathgather” refers to our company, known as “Pathgather, Inc.”; our Site; our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context of the word;

“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including our LMS and our Site itself;

“Site” refers to our website, www.pathgather.com;

“User” refers to administrators, managers, employees, paid and unpaid users of our Site and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes general visitors to our Site;

“You” refers to you, the person who is entering into this Agreement with Pathgather.

3. What Pathgather Offers
Pathgather is a social LMS for companies.  Employees can search for learning content created by their company, as well as learning content from across the web that Pathgather indexes.  Employees can keep track of what they learn on their Pathgather profiles and view their coworkers’ profiles.  Employees can also review the courses they have taken, recommend courses to their coworkers, and create and share “learning paths” (a list of courses arranged in a logical order).

Management can also recommend or require their employees to take courses.  On the back end, administrators can index learning content into Pathgather and view analytics.

Subject to the rest of this Agreement, all companies are eligible to purchase a license to use our software.

4. Eligibility

In order to use our Service, you must meet a number of conditions, including but not limited to:

5. Disclaimer

Pathgather’s LMS permits Users to exchange information and to access content approved by an employer and its management and administrators.  Pathgather, however, accepts no liability for any of the content made available through its Service or the actions of any of its Users, and you hereby agree to release Pathgather from all liability arising from or relating to your use of our Service.

6. Rules of Use

Certain rules apply to how Users use our Service and what they may post to it.  You must not:

7. License Restrictions

You agree that by using our Service, you are receiving a license to use one copy of our web-based software (commonly known as “SaaS”) in compliance with this Agreement, applicable laws, and any additional terms located on our Site which are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference.  You must not attempt to reverse engineer, redistribute or resell or otherwise copy or manipulate our Service.  You must not download the media created by other Users on our Site, even if it is for your own private use.

Pathgather may revoke its license to you at any time for any reason without notice or explanation, and we shall not, in any event, be liable to you for any losses suffered as a result of any unanticipated cancellation of our Service.  Pathgather will generally attempt to notify you prior to cancelling your access to our Service unless you have breached this Agreement or any applicable law, though we are not obligated to do so

8. Server Downtime

Our Service may become unavailable from time to time due for security reasons, legal reasons, technical updates, or other reasons.  You agree that we are not obligated to inform you of such downtime—even if we are aware that it may occur—or to provide a reason for it, and that you release us from all liability relating to the unavailability of our Service.

9. Our Copyright

Pathgather relies on the uniqueness of its Site and content to distinguish itself from third party competitors.  You agree not to copy, distribute, display, disseminate, or otherwise reproduce any of the information on the Site, including content licensed to Pathgather by third parties, without receiving our prior written permission.

10. Your Copyright

Pathgather must be assured that it has the right to use the content that is posted to its Site by its Users.  Such content may include, but is not limited to, photographs, videos, text, audio, and other materials.  Whenever submitting content to our website, you agree that you are granting us a non-exclusive, universal, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable, commercial and non-commercial right to use, distribute, sell, publish, and otherwise make use of the content that you submit to us.  You warrant to us that you have the right to grant us this right over the content, and that you will indemnify us for any loss resulting from a breach of this warranty and defend us against claims regarding the same.

11. Trademarks

“Pathgather” is a trademark used by us, Pathgather, Inc., to uniquely identify our Site, Service, and business.  You agree not to use this phrase anywhere without our prior written consent.  Additionally, you agree not to use our trade dress, or copy the look and feel of our website or its design, without our prior written consent.  You agree that this paragraph goes beyond the governing law on intellectual property law, and includes prohibitions on any competition that violates the provisions of this paragraph, including starting your own LMS or other service, whether or not it competes directly or indirectly with Pathgather.

12. Revocation of Consent

We may revoke our consent for your use of our intellectual property, or any other permission granted to you under this Agreement, at any time.  You agree that if we so request, you must take immediate action to remove any usage of our intellectual property that you may have engaged in, even if it would cause a loss to you.

13. Copyright & Trademark Infringement

We take copyright infringement very seriously, and we have registered a Copyright Agent with the United States Copyright Office, which limits our liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please send us a message which contains:

You must sign this notification electronically and send it to our Copyright Agent at support@pathgather.com.

Although U.S. law does not provide for a similar procedure for trademark infringement, we recommend that you send us similar information to that above in regards to any allegation of trademark infringement, and we will address it as soon as practicable.

14. Communications Decency Act

Similar to the DMCA provisions above, United States law—specifically Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—creates a defense for us for the actions of third parties in regards to any defamatory content posted on our Site.  Although we are not liable for defamatory words posted on our website by our Users even if given notice, we do prohibit defamation under this Agreement and we may, if we believe the situation warrants it, take action against the offending User.  Please notify us at support@pathgather.com if any of our Users have posted anything that you believe is defamatory.  Note that administrators and management should, ideally, be the first party you contact in response to any defamation by another User.

15. Representations & Warranties

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OF OUR SERVICE OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE RELEASING US FROM ANY LIABILITY THAT WE MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO YOU IN RELATION TO OR ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR OUR SERVICES, FOR REASONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FAILURE OF OUR SERVICE, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER TORT.  TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW RESTRICTS THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY, YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE ONLY LIABLE TO YOU FOR THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF DAMAGES THAT THE LAW RESTRICTS OUR LIABILITY TO, IF SUCH A MINIMUM EXISTS.

YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THIRD PARTIES WHO MAY USE OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PEOPLE WHO COMMIT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, DEFAMATION, TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH ECONOMIC RELATIONS, OR ANY OTHER ACTIONABLE CONDUCT TOWARDS YOU.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIONS BY AN ADMINISTRATOR, MANAGER, EMPLOYEE, OR OTHER USER WHICH MAY CAUSE HARM TO YOU, EVEN IF WE BECOME AWARE IN ADVANCE THAT SUCH ACTIONS MAY OR WILL OCCUR AND DO NOT NOTIFY YOU.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS IN EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH OUR SERVICE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE THAT MAY ARISE FROM SUCH CONTENT.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE OF THE GOODS OR SERVICES OF OUR COMPANY OR A THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING ANY FAILURES OR DISRUPTIONS, UNTIMELY DELIVERY, SCHEDULED OR UNSCHEDULED, INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, ON OUR WEBSITE WHICH PREVENT ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY.

THE PROVISION OF OUR SERVICE TO YOU IS CONTINGENT ON YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THIS AND ALL OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.  NOTHING IN THE PROVISIONS OF THIS “REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES” SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT THE GENERALITY OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THIS SECTION.

For Jurisdictions that do not allow us to limit our liability: Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, if your jurisdiction has provisions specific to waiver or liability that conflict with the above then our liability is limited to the smallest extent possible by law.  Specifically, in those jurisdictions not allowed, we do not disclaim liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence or that of any of its officers, employees or agents; or (b) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any liability which it is not lawful to exclude either now or in the future.

IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF A JURISDICTION THAT REQUIRES A SPECIFIC STATEMENT REGARDING RELEASE THEN THE FOLLOWING APPLIES.  FOR EXAMPLE, CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS MUST, AS A CONDITION OF THIS AGREEMENT, WAIVE THE APPLICABILITY OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”  YOU HEREBY WAIVE THIS SECTION OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE.  YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY SIMILAR PROVISION IN LAW, REGULATION, OR CODE THAT HAS THE SAME INTENT OR EFFECT AS THE AFOREMENTIONED RELEASE.

16. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless for any claims by you or any third party which may arise from or relate to this Agreement or the provision of our service to you, including any damages caused by your use of our Service.  You also agree that you have a duty to defend us against such claims and we may require you to pay for an attorney(s) of our choice in such cases.  You agree that this indemnity extends to requiring you to pay for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements.  In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim, and you shall be liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.

17. Choice of Law

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws in force in the State of New York.  The offer and acceptance of this contract are deemed to have occurred in the State of New York.

18. Forum of Dispute

You agree that any dispute arising from or relating to this Agreement will be heard solely by a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of New York.  Specifically, where the subject matter of a dispute is eligible for it, you agree that any disputes shall be heard solely within the Civil Court of the City of New York – Small Claims Part (“Small Claims Court”).

If a dispute claims multiple claims and one or more of those claims would be eligible to be heard by the Small Claims Court, you agree not to bring the other claims against us and to instead proceed within the Small Claims Court.

If you would be entitled in a dispute to an amount exceeding the monetary jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court, you agree to waive your right to collect any damages in excess of the monetary jurisdiction and instead still bring your claim within the Small Claims Court.  At the time of drafting this Agreement, the monetary jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court is $5,000.

You agree that if a dispute is eligible to be heard in Small Claims Court but you would be entitled to an additional or alternative remedy in a higher court, such as injunctive relief, you will waive your right to that remedy and still bring the dispute within the Small Claims Court.

If you bring a dispute in a manner other than in accordance with this section, you agree that we may move to have it dismissed, and that you will be responsible for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements in doing so.

You agree that the unsuccessful party in any dispute arising from or relating to this Agreement will be responsible for the reimbursement of the successful party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements.

19. Force Majeure

You agree that we are not responsible to you for anything that we may otherwise be responsible for, if it is the result of events beyond our control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, insurrection, riots, terrorism, crime, labor shortages (including lawful and unlawful strikes), embargoes, postal disruption, communication disruption, unavailability of payment processors, failure or shortage of infrastructure, shortage of materials, or any other event beyond our control.

20. Severability

In the event that a provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Agreement, or otherwise unenforceable, the Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it.

If two or more provisions of this Agreement are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, Pathgather shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.

21. Non-Waiver

Pathgather reserves all rights afforded to us under this Agreement as well as under the provisions of any applicable law.  Our non-enforcement of any particular provision or provisions of this Agreement or any applicable law should not be construed as our waiver of the right to enforce that same provision under the same or different circumstances at any time in the future.

22. Termination & Cancellation

We may terminate your access to our Site and Service at our discretion without explanation, though we will strive to provide a timely explanation in most cases.  Our liability for refunding you, if you have paid anything to us, will be limited to the amount you paid for goods or services which have not yet been and will not be delivered, except in cases where the termination or cancellation was due to your breach of this Agreement, in which case you agree that we are not required to provide any refund or other compensation whatsoever.

Under no circumstances, including termination or cancellation of our Service to you, will we be liable for any losses related to actions of other Users.

23. Assignment of Rights

You may not assign your rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party without our prior written consent.  We may assign our rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party at our discretion.

24. Amendments

We may amend this Agreement from time to time.  When we amend this Agreement, we will post the changes here and e-mail you to inform you that there has been a change.  Your continued use of our Service shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.

25. Corporate Information

Pathgather, Inc. is a corporation formed lawfully in the State of Delaware and conducting its affairs in the State of New York.  Our corporate identifier with the Department of State of the State of Delaware is File Number 5257508, and with the Department of State of the State of New York is DOS ID Number 4460416.  Any service of legal process or other inquiries should be sent to our corporate address registered with the Department of State of the State of New York, the most current information for which may be found by querying our corporate information with its Division of Corporations.

26. California Users and Residents

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, any questions about pricing, complaints, or inquiries about Pathgather must be addressed to our agent for notice and sent via certified mail to that agent.  For our agent’s most current contact information, please send a request to support@pathgather.com.

Lastly, California users are also entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

Last Modified:  October 6, 2017