These terms of service ("Terms") apply to your access and use of IELTSpeaking app and website (the "Service"). Please read them carefully.
'IELTS' is a registered trade mark of the British Council, IELTS Australia Pty Ltd and the Cambridge English Language Assessment (IELTS Partners).
If you access or use the Service, it means you agree to be bound by all of the terms below. So, before you use the Service, please read all of the terms. If you don't agree to all of the terms below, please do not use the Service. Also, if a term does not make sense to you, please let us know by e-mailing email@example.com.
We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. For instance, we may need to change these Terms if we come out with a new feature or for some other reason.
Whenever we make changes to these Terms, the changes are effective immediately after we post such revised Terms (indicated by revising the date at the top of these Terms) or upon your acceptance if we provide a mechanism for your immediate acceptance of the revised Terms (such as a click-through confirmation or acceptance button). It is your responsibility to check IELTSpeaking for changes to these Terms.
If you continue to use the Service after the revised Terms go into effect, then you have accepted the changes to these Terms.
When you create an account (User Account) or use another service to log in to the Service, you agree to maintain the security of your password and accept all risks of unauthorized access to any data or other information you provide to the Service.
If you discover or suspect any Service security breaches, please let us know as soon as possible.
Our Service allows you and other users to post, link and otherwise make available content. You are responsible for the content that you make available to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
When you post, link or otherwise make available content to the Service, you grant us the right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute your content on or through the Service. We may format your content for display throughout the Service, but we will not edit or revise the substance of your content itself.
Aside from our limited right to your content, you retain all of your rights to the content you post, link and otherwise make available on or through the Service.
You may not post, link and otherwise make available on or through the Service any of the following:
(i) Content that is libelous, defamatory, bigoted, fraudulent or deceptive;
(ii) Content that is illegal or unlawful, that would otherwise create liability;
(iii) Content that may infringe or violate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy, right of publicity or other intellectual or other right of any party;
(iv) Mass or repeated promotions, political campaigning or commercial messages directed at users who do not follow you (SPAM);
(v) Private information of any third party (e.g., addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers); and
(vi) Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or code.
Also, you agree that you will not do any of the following in connection with the Service or other users:
(i) Use the Service in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Service or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Service;
(ii) Impersonate or post on behalf of any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(iii) Collect any personal information about other users, or intimidate, threaten, stalk or otherwise harass other users of the Service;
(iv) Create an account or post any content if you are not over 13 years of age years of age; and
(v) Circumvent or attempt to circumvent any filtering, security measures, rate limits or other features designed to protect the Service, users of the Service, or third parties.
IELTSpeaking products (Products) currently include IELTSpeaking Topics (Topics) and Marking Services.
The Topics are made by IELTSpeaking rather than the IELTS Partners based on relevant materials collected through a variety of public approaches. They are ONLY MOCK-UPS instead of the official IELTS speaking tests. IELTSpeaking cannot guarantee their genuineness, authenticity and effectiveness.
A validity period is applied to each of the Topics. You are only allowed to use the Topics within the validity period immediately after you have unlocked them. After the validity period, you have to unlock them again using your available Points (defined below) only if you wish to reuse them.
The Marking Services provided by IELTSpeaking are NOT from the IELTS Partners. The marking reports (Reports) produced by IELTSpeaking are only subjective evaluations of your English speaking skills for IELTS speaking tests. IELTSpeaking cannot guarantee the genuineness, authenticity and effectiveness of the Reports.
The Products can only be purchased through using IELTSpeaking Points (Points).
The Points can only be used to purchase the Products provided by IELTSpeaking using any methods made available to you by IELTSpeaking.
Reward Points, which are also IELTSpeaking Points, can be earned through the approaches made available to you by IELTSpeaking, for example, points are rewarded when you unlock the Topics using your Points.
Reward Points are not refundable.
If you believe that IELTSpeaking has charged you in error, you must contact IELTSpeaking within 90 days of such charge. No refunds will be given for any charges of more than 90 days old.
IELTSpeaking reserves the right to refuse a refund request if it reasonably believes (i) that you are trying to unfairly exploit this refund policy, for example, by making repetitive refund requests in respect of the same product or feature; (ii) if you are in breach of the Terms; or (iii) if IELTSpeaking reasonably suspects that you are using any of our products fraudulently or that your User Account is being used by a third party fraudulently.
This refund policy does not affect any of your statutory rights to pursue a claim.
(i) You cannot transfer, sell, or give your Points to any other person.
(ii) The Points have no cash or monetary value.
We put a lot of effort into creating the Service including, the logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information and other content (excluding your content). This property is owned by us or our licensors and it is protected by the People’s Republic of China and international copyright laws. We grant you the right to use it.
However, unless we expressly state otherwise, your rights do not include: (i) publicly performing or publicly displaying the Service; (ii) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Service or any portion thereof; (iii) using any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (iv) downloading (other than page caching) of any portion of the Service or any information contained therein; (v) reverse engineering or accessing the Service in order to build a competitive product or service; or (vi) using the Service other than for its intended purposes. If you do any of this stuff, we may terminate your use of the Service.
You may create a hyperlink to the Service. But, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any of our trademarks, logos or other proprietary information without our express written consent.
IELTSpeaking makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for third party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Service or websites linking to the Service. When you leave the Service, you should be aware that these Terms and our policies no longer govern.
If there is any content on the Service from you and others, we don't review, verify or authenticate it, and it may include inaccuracies or false information. We make no representations, warranties, or guarantees relating to the quality, suitability, truth, accuracy or completeness of any content contained in the Service. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of or reliance on any content.
THE SERVICE AND ANY OTHER SERVICE AND CONTENT INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN AS IS OR AS AVAILABLE BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN) WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE AND CONTENT INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WHETHER ALLEGED TO ARISE BY OPERATION OF LAW, BY REASON OF CUSTOM OR USAGE IN THE TRADE, BY COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE.
IN NO EVENT WILL IELTSpeaking BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OR ANY OTHER SERVICE AND/OR CONTENT INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR ARE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL CAUSES OF ACTION AND UNDER ALL THEORIES OF LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO IELTSpeaking. THIS SECTION WILL BE GIVEN FULL EFFECT EVEN IF ANY REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS DEEMED TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees, costs, penalties, interest and disbursements) we incur in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party relating to your use of the Service or the use of the Service by any person using your account, including any claim that your use of the Service violates any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party, and/or your violation of these Terms.
The validity of these Terms and the rights, obligations, and relations of the parties under these Terms will be construed and determined under and in accordance with the laws of the People’s Republic of China, without regard to conflicts of law principles.
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with the Service or relating to your use of it, resides in the courts of the People’s Republic of China and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the the People’s Republic of China in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Service. You further agree that you and Service will not commence against the other a class action, class arbitration or other representative action or proceeding.
If you breach any of these Terms, we have the right to suspend or disable your access to or use of the Service.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and IELTSpeaking regarding the use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and IELTSpeaking relating to your use of the Service.
Please let us know what you think of the Service, these Terms and, in general, IELTSpeaking. When you provide us with any feedback, comments or suggestions about the Service, these Terms and, in general, IELTSpeaking, you irrevocably assign to us all of your right, title and interest in and to your feedback, comments and suggestions.
Questions or comments about the Service may be directed to us at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.