Terms of Service

1. Introduction

Welcome to Growth.me (“we,” “us,” or “our”), a book summary website dedicated to providing concise book summaries to help growth-minded individuals learn faster and gain insights quickly. Our platform offers a range of membership options, including a free membership and a paid membership with a free trial, to cater to the diverse needs of our users.

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of our website, services, and any content provided on or through our platform (collectively, the “Services”). By accessing or using the Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these Terms or our Privacy Policy, please do not access or use our Services.

Please read these Terms and our Privacy Policy carefully, as they contain important information about your rights and responsibilities while using our Services, as well as how we collect, use, and share your personal information. We reserve the right to modify or update these Terms at any time, and your continued use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of any changes.

2. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing or using Growth.me and its Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy, including any future modifications or updates we may make. If you do not agree to these Terms or our Privacy Policy, please do not access or use our Services.

It is your responsibility to read and understand these Terms and our Privacy Policy before using our Services. By creating an account or using our Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and accepted these Terms and our Privacy Policy. If you are entering into these Terms on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that entity to these Terms.

3. User Accounts and Registration

To access certain features of Growth.me and its Services, you may be required to create an account. You can create an account using an email/password combination or by using an external signup provider, such as Google or Facebook. When creating an account, you must provide accurate and complete information, and keep your account information up-to-date.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security.

You must be at least 18 years of age or older to create an account on Growth.me. By creating an account, you represent and warrant that you meet this age requirement. If you are under the age of 18, you may not create an account or use our Services.

We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content at our sole discretion and without notice.

4. Membership and Subscription Plans

Growth.me offers both free and premium membership options to cater to the diverse needs of our users. By signing up for a membership, you agree to the terms and conditions applicable to your chosen plan.

  1. Free Membership: With a free membership, users can access a limited number of book summaries per month at no cost.
  2. Premium Membership: Our premium membership offers unlimited access to book summaries, along with additional features and benefits. Premium membership requires a paid subscription, which is subject to a free trial period. After the free trial, you will be automatically billed based on your chosen billing cycle (e.g., monthly or annually). Subscription fees, pricing details, and applicable taxes will be communicated at the time of signup. Please note that subscription fees and plans are subject to change.

Payment Terms: By subscribing to a premium membership, you authorize Growth.me to charge your chosen payment method (e.g., credit card, PayPal, etc.) according to your selected billing cycle. You are responsible for keeping your payment information up to date.

Subscription Renewal: Your premium subscription will automatically renew at the end of your billing cycle unless you cancel it before the renewal date. You can manage your subscription and cancel the auto-renewal through your account settings.

Cancellation: You may cancel your premium membership at any time through your account settings. Upon cancellation, your premium access will continue until the end of your current billing cycle, after which it will revert to a free membership.

Refund Policy: All subscription fees are non-refundable, except in cases where applicable law requires a refund. If you believe you are entitled to a refund, please contact our customer support team with your request.

5. User Conduct and Responsibilities

As a user of Growth.me, you are expected to adhere to the following rules and responsibilities while using our Services. Failure to comply with these rules may result in suspension or termination of your account.

  1. Prohibited Activities: You agree not to engage in any prohibited activities, including but not limited to:
    • Spamming or sending unsolicited messages to other users or through our Services.
    • Hacking, attempting to gain unauthorized access to, or otherwise compromising the security of our Services or user accounts.
    • Posting or sharing offensive, obscene, or inappropriate content, including but not limited to content that is violent, sexually explicit, or discriminatory.
    • Using our Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.
  2. Compliance with Laws and Regulations: You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in connection with your use of our Services, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
  3. User-Generated Content: You are solely responsible for any content you post or share through our Services, such as comments at the bottom of content. By posting or sharing content, you represent and warrant that you have the right to do so and that the content does not violate any third-party rights, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, and privacy rights. Growth.me is not responsible for the content posted by users and does not endorse any opinions expressed in user-generated content.
  4. Consequences of Violating Terms or Engaging in Prohibited Activities: Violation of these Terms or engaging in prohibited activities may result in the suspension or termination of your account, at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to investigate any suspected violations and take appropriate action, including but not limited to legal action and cooperation with law enforcement authorities.

6. Intellectual Property Rights

  1. Ownership: All content, features, and functionality available on Growth.me, including but not limited to book summaries, text, graphics, images, logos, trademarks, and other intellectual property (collectively, “Content”), are the exclusive property of Growth.me and/or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate these laws and result in legal action.
  2. Limited License: Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Growth.me grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and revocable license to access and use the Content for your personal, non-commercial use only. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Content or the right to create derivative works based on the Content.
  3. Restrictions: You agree not to copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, perform, publish, license, modify, create derivative works from, or sell any Content without the express prior written consent of Growth.me or its licensors. You may not use any of our trademarks, logos, or other proprietary information (including images, text, or page layouts) without our prior written consent. Any unauthorized use of the Content may result in the termination of your access to the Services and legal action.

7. Third-Party Services and Links

  1. Disclaimer: Growth.me may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Growth.me. Additionally, the website may integrate or use third-party tools and services, such as Google Analytics, Clarity Analytics, Google/Facebook for sign-up, Stripe payment processor, and Memberpress plugin. Growth.me has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. You acknowledge and agree that Growth.me shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such websites or services.
  2. User Responsibility: Your interactions with third-party websites or services, including any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such interactions, are solely between you and the respective third parties. It is your responsibility to review the terms and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services you visit or interact with. Growth.me encourages you to exercise caution when dealing with third parties and to seek legal advice when necessary.

8. Email Marketing and Communications

  1. Email Marketing Practices and User Consent: By creating an account on Growth.me, you agree to be added to our email marketing list, which is managed using Aweber, or any other email marketing service we may choose in the future, such as Sendgrid or Mailchimp. We may send you periodic emails containing updates, promotions, offers, or other information related to Growth.me and its services. By creating an account, you provide your consent to receive such communications.
  2. Opt-Out Options: If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from Growth.me, you may opt-out at any time. Each marketing email will contain an “Unsubscribe” link or instructions on how to remove yourself from our mailing list. Please follow the instructions provided to unsubscribe from our email communications. Please note that unsubscribing from marketing emails may not prevent you from receiving important transactional or account-related emails.

9. Privacy and Data Protection

  1. Privacy Policy: Your privacy is important to us at Growth.me. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Service by reference, and outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. By using our website, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.
  2. Data Collection, Usage, and Sharing Practices: Growth.me collects and processes personal data in order to provide you with our services, manage your account, and send you marketing communications. We may also use your information to improve our website and services, or for other legitimate business purposes. We may share your information with third-party service providers, such as payment processors, email marketing platforms, or analytics providers, as necessary to operate our website and provide our services. We take reasonable steps to protect the privacy and security of your personal information.

10. Termination and Suspension of Accounts

  1. Termination or Suspension by Growth.me: Growth.me reserves the right to terminate, suspend or restrict your access to our website and services, without prior notice or liability, for any reason or no reason, at our sole discretion. Such reasons may include, but are not limited to: (a) breach of these Terms of Service, (b) suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity, (c) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (d) technical issues or problems, or (e) extended periods of inactivity.
  2. Consequences of Termination or Suspension: Upon termination or suspension of your account, your right to use our website and services will immediately cease. You acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account, and/or bar any further access to such files or our website and services. We shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or suspension of your account or any denial of access to our website and services.
  3. User-initiated Account Termination: You may terminate your account and discontinue your use of our website and services at any time by contacting our customer support. Upon receiving your request for termination, we will take the necessary steps to deactivate your account and delete your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

  1. No Warranty: Growth.me provides the website and its services on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory, or otherwise. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Growth.me expressly disclaims all warranties, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We do not warrant that the website or its services will be uninterrupted, error-free, secure, or that any defects will be corrected. You agree that your use of the website and its services is at your sole risk.
  2. Limitation of Liability: To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Growth.me, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, or service providers be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (a) the use or inability to use the website or its services; (b) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (c) any conduct or content of any third party on the website or its services; or (d) any other matter relating to the website or its services. Our total liability to you for all claims arising out of or related to these Terms of Service or your use of the website or its services shall not exceed the amount paid by you to Growth.me in the twelve (12) months prior to the date on which the claim arose.

12. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Growth.me, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and service providers from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Service or your use of the website, including, but not limited to, your user-generated content, any use of the website’s content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Service, or your use of any information obtained from the website. This indemnification obligation will survive the termination or expiration of your account and these Terms of Service.

13. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms of Service and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ontario, Canada. You agree that any legal action or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms of Service shall be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts of Ontario, Canada, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

14. Changes to the Terms of Service

Growth.me reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, update, or replace these Terms of Service at any time without prior notice. We will notify users of any changes by posting the revised Terms of Service on the website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree to the modified Terms of Service, please discontinue your use of the website.

15. Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding these Terms of Service, please contact us at:

Growth.me
34-1900 Lincoln Ave, Montréal QC, H1H 1H7
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