Terms of Service

Terms of Use

Last updated August 10, 2023

These Terms of Use ("Terms") are a binding contract between you and Ankored, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, "Ankored," "us," or "we"), and together with our Privacy Policy, govern your use of www.Ankored.com and other websites and online platforms we own or operate (collectively, the "Platform"), as well as our online services, mobile applications, and software-as-a-service offerings, and other products and services we offer (collectively, the "Services"). Any terms we use in these Terms without defining them have the definitions given to them in our Privacy Policy. These Terms shall substitute for and replace all prior terms and conditions that may have governed your access to the Platform or Services. In addition, separate terms or agreements may apply for our Services, including without limitation any agreements between Ankored and your Organization (defined below), each of which will be considered to form part of these Terms.


1. Acceptance

By accessing the Platform or Services, you agree to be unconditionally bound by these Terms. If you access the Platform or Services on behalf of a company or other entity ("Entity"), you represent, agree, and warrant that you are authorized to act on behalf of the Entity and to bind such Entity to these Terms. You accept the Terms by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms where this option is made available to you in any agreement, electronic form, or user interface, or by simply visiting the Platform or accessing our other Services. These Terms will remain in effect as long as you use the Platform or Services. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, do not access the Platform or use the Services. You acknowledge and agree that we may make changes to the Platform or Services or to these Terms at any time and that you will be bound by such changes if you continue to access the Platform or use the Services. If you have any questions, please contact us at legal@ankored.com. BY ACCESSING THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE UNCONDITIONALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS.

2. Not Professional Advice and Third Party Services

You understand and agree that the Platform and Services are not medical, health care, legal, accounting, financial, or other professional advice (collectively, "Professional Advice"). Ankored may offer content or services through the Platform or Services that relates to employment or training, compliance, and other topics of interest to our users. When you access the Platform or use the Services, you agree that the results of such use are not Professional Advice, or an indication that you should take any particular action regarding any application, employment, practice, legal compliance, or organization. ANKORED CONTENT IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. ANKORED DOES NOT OFFER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, OR ANY TYPE OF TRAINING, ADVISING, MEDICAL, OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. If you have employment, compliance, or career questions, you are advised to speak with your supervisor or legal counsel or other third party specialists. Ankored advises all potential Organizations to seek legal advice before offering our Services to others as an employment or other benefit, or to ensure you comply with whatever legal or regulatory rules may be applicable to you.

You may purchase and use services provided to you by third parties including, without limitation, any smartphones, tablets, computers, online, web-based, or cloud-based applications, or offline software or other hardware products that are provided by third parties (the “Third-Party Services”) to interoperate with the Platform or Services provided by Ankored. Any purchase or use by you of any Third-Party Services are solely between you and the third-party provider offering the Third-Party Services. Ankored does not warrant, take responsibility for, or make any claim that any Third-Party Services that are offered to you through the Platform or Services or others you may engage that will interoperate with Ankored’s Platform or Services.

If you install or enable Third-Party Services, you acknowledge and agree that Ankored may allow third-party providers to transport your data or personal information as required for interoperation of such Third-Party Services with Ankored’s Service or Platform. Ankored shall not be responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of your data resulting from any such access. The Services may allow you to restrict such access by restricting users or entities from installing or enabling any additional Third-Party Services not purchased by you.

3. Eligibility

To be eligible to access the Platform or use the Services, you must be at least 18 years old. You may access the Services as an individual end user ("Independent User"), or through your employer, potential future employer, educational institution, company, or other organization for which you work or you are applying to join (your "Organization") that contracts with Ankored to provide you with access to the Services (an "Organization User"). By accessing the Platform or using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with Ankored and you meet all the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet the requirements or agree to these Terms, you must not use the Services.

As part of the Services, you authorize and direct Ankored to offer Third Party Services, which may include, but not be limited to various compliance training, programs, continuing education, background checks, any other personal , or certification services.  All such Third Party Services are subject to the terms and conditions of the third party entities offering such Third Party Services and you acknowledge and agree that such terms and conditions are binding obligations with you and Ankored is not liable or responsible to ensuring your compliance or performance or the compliance or performance of such third party in offering or performing such Third Party Services.

4. Registration and Access

To access certain features on the Platform or use certain Services, you must first register with us and create an account, either yourself or by your Organization on your behalf and later completed by you. By registering an Account and using the Services, you confirm that the information, whether about yourself or about users in your Account, that you provide during the registration process (including but not limited to User Data) and in the Services or that is already in the Services (via an Organization, administrator or another User), is accurate. You agree to update your registration and user details promptly if they change. If you register an Account on behalf of an Organization, company, or other entity, then (i) “you” includes you and that entity, and (ii) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of that entity with the authority to bind the entity to these Terms (and to any related agreements, such as order forms, which you agree to on its behalf), and that you acknowledge and accept these Terms on the entity’s behalf The information we collect during registration and how we use that information is described in our Privacy Policy. Only you are permitted to access the Services via your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login and password. You accept responsibility for all activity that occurs under your account and password. Your credentials are for your personal use only and shall not, under any circumstances, be shared, distributed, or otherwise made available to any person or entity. You may not use false identities or impersonate any other person or use credentials that you not authorized to use. You are solely responsible for ensuring the security and confidentiality of your credentials and account.  We are not liable for any loss or damage arising out of your failure to maintain your account security. You agree to notify Ankored immediately of any suspected theft, loss, or fraudulent use of your login or password.

Where you are accessing the Platform and/or Services because you are a user of an Organization or were invited to participate from an Organization, you acknowledge and agree that your access will be subject to any designated terms & conditions imposed by the Organization, and any personal information uploaded by the Organization to the Platform will be subject to such Organization’s privacy policy

Where you are accessing the Platform and/or Services because you are an authorized representative of an Organization, including administrators, you acknowledge and agree that the use and disclosure of information collected from you, including business contact data, by Ankored as part of the Ankored Account creation process and through your ongoing use of the Platform, including our interactions with you relating to customer support, troubleshooting, security and other purposes shall be governed by our Privacy Policy.

You also agree that, where relevant, with regard to any information or documents you upload to the Platform or the Services that are required for eligibility determinations for any Organization or other entity you wish to enter -- including personal information, certificates, background checks, clearances, medical waivers, or proof of vaccination -- you are specifically and expressly directing and authorizing Ankored to share that information with the relevant Organization, entity or governing body that requested the information and all additional entities that are required to review it to determine eligibility for the services or purpose for which it was uploaded as designated in your account registration or profile.  All requests for documentation, information, data, or certifications are from the Organization to which you are associated as a User and all such information will be shared with such Organization as a result of you creating an account on the Platform and Services for such Organization. If you choose to join another Organization that is using Ankored, with your consent, we reserve the right to share any and all information you have provided to us with those additional Organizations and to do so on an ongoing basis as information is added or changes unless you notify us in writing expressly directing Ankored to stop sharing such information and data. The Platform does not review, assess, or filter the data, documents, information, or certifications that you input, complete or answer on the Service.  Ankored is not responsible for any information contained in any documents, certifications, reports, data, outcomes, assessments or other verifications that are uploaded, transmitted, processed, or delivered through the Platform or Services.  Ankored is the Platform connecting you with Organizations and Third Party Services and has no control or responsibility for actions, outcomes, or results related to any such Third Party Services.   

5. Services

Ankored offers various Third Party Services through the Services Platform to assist Independent Users and Organizations with compliance with various training, pre- and post- hiring certifications, or compliance requirements, optional desired requirements, as well all other Ankored Services, Content (defined below), and tools provided to you by Ankored. Your receipt of the Services is subject to these Terms, all applicable terms and conditions on the Platform or in other agreements, as well as any supplemental notices we may provide to you. You agree and acknowledge that Ankored does not guarantee any outcomes of your use of the Services or access to the Platform.

You are only permitted to use the Services in compliance with these Terms, any supplemental agreements with Ankored and applicable laws. Ankored cannot and will not be responsible for your use of the Services in an unlawful manner. If you are an Independent User, you are only permitted to use the Services for yourself.

Some Services offered through the Platform may not be available to all users. The Services available to you will be described when you create your account or when your Organization provides instructions for your use of the Services or Platform.  We reserve the right to change the Services or adjust our fees or any components thereof in any manner and at any time. We will give you at least 15 days' notice of any fee change by posting the change to the Platform or otherwise providing you with notice. Should you chose not to continue with the new fee change your only remedy is to discontinue use of Ankored.

6. Privacy

Ankored treats all personal information it collects or receives through the Platform or Services in accordance with our Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by this reference. Some of our Services have additional, separate privacy notices or statements governing their use, each of which will be considered to form part of these Terms but may be separately provided or noticed to you depending on the Services used on the Platform.  By visiting the Platform or using the Services, you consent to the Ankored Privacy Policy and any additional, separate privacy notices or disclosures applicable to the Services, including all Third Party Services, you use.

7. Billing and Payment

a. Fees

If you subscribe to one of our paid Services, either as an Independent User or as an Organization, you acknowledge and agree to the billing and payment provisions in this section. You are responsible for paying all fees associated with the Services you have selected, as well as any applicable sales and use taxes for your purchase of Services based on the address that you provide at registration. All fees are quoted in United States dollars. The billing period any payment provisions will be outlined for you in your account settings or on an order form.

Each Independent User and Organization User is responsible for their own wireless and/or internet service provider fees, devices and equipment, sales taxes, and any other fees and charges necessary to access the Services.

Ankored may offer Independent Users and Organizations access to create accounts and use certain features at no cost on its Platform. Ankored reserves the right to change/terminate free access at any time with 15 days’ notice for any reason.

Ankored offers Organizations some ability to customize who pays for certain clearances and compliance requirements that cost money, for example, background checks.  For paid compliance requirements where the Organization has selected that the user will pay, Ankored will present the user with the ability to enter payment information and will be charged directly. Ankored may charge an additional processing and service fee to the user.

For Organizations that select to pay for certain clearances and compliance requirements Ankored will enable the Organization to enter payment information into the Platform and such Organizations authorize Ankored to charge the Organization for all the fees associated with the paid clearances and compliances undertaken by their users. Each Organization is specifically responsible for any and all fees, charges, and compliances run by the users associated with such Organizations in their account. It is the sole responsibility of the Organization to invite, authorize and monitor which users have access to join their Organization through Ankored as well as the decision of what paid or unpaid requirements, clearances, or compliances are assigned to users. Ankored may bill these costs either periodically, in aggregate, which is typically once per month on the 15th of the month, or at its discretion may bill the charges individually as they occur. Ankored reserves the right to set and charge a service and processing fee in either case.

Ankored may offer Organizations the ability to purchase paid software-as-a-service features (SaaS) or other premium services from Ankored. These services are sold on an annual basis and are paid for by the Organization, in advance.  In the event of an upgrade or additional paid Service added to an Organization’s account, Ankored may at its discretion prorate the cost for the new Service for the remainder of the existing term or prorate the existing balance paid and begin a new one year term for the customer at the new price. The Organization is solely responsible for selecting which additional paid Services it chooses to purchase.

b. Payment Processing

All payments required for the Services are processed via our secure third-party payment gateway and may be subject to the third party's transaction fee. Please review our Privacy Policy for further information about your payment information and payment processing. Information collected through the third-party payment gateway (e.g., payment information, name, and address) may be accessible to Ankored but will not be used or stored by us. We are not liable for any issues arising from or related to your breach of any third-party payment gateway terms or policies, nor any security incident occurring on or through the third-party payment gateway's systems.

8. Organization Access

a. Organization Users

If you are an Organization User, you gain access to the Services pursuant to your Organization’s contract with Ankored. As an Organization User, your Organization controls the scope and duration of the Services available to you, and you will be able to use your Organization 's agreed-to Services until the expiration of the term of your Organization 's agreement with us. You understand and agree that Ankored is a service provider to your Organization, and has no control over your training, certifications, or any other outcomes related to your use of the Services. Please contact your Organization if you have any questions about your use of the Services as an Organization User, your User Data, or your relationship with your Organization. Additionally, Ankored will not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or cancellation of your access to, or use of, the Services that were originally provided to you by your Organization.

b. Organization Responsibilities

Organizations will: (i) be responsible for compliance with these Terms by each Organization User; (ii) ensure that the number of Organization Users accessing the Services does not exceed permissible use of the Services, if applicable, pursuant to Organization's agreement with Ankored; (iii) be responsible for the accuracy and legality of any data (including personal information) input to the Services by Organization Users; (iv) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Services, and notify Ankored promptly of any unauthorized access or use; (v) use the Services only in accordance with these Terms, the documents referenced herein, and applicable law; and (vi) comply with the terms and conditions of any third party software with which you use the Services. Any use of the Services in violation of the foregoing by an Organization or its Organization Users that in our judgment threatens the security, integrity, or availability of the Services may result in immediate suspension of access to the Services.

c. Legal Compliance

If you are an Organization, you are solely responsible for using the Services in compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to you and your Organization Users, including without limitation the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA"), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), as applicable. You hereby grant Ankored unlimited permission to parse, store, and manage all User Data provided to Ankored by you, whether directly or via a third party at your instruction, to provide you the Services. You acknowledge and agree that you: (i) assume all responsibility for the potential identifiability of individual students whether by name or by inference according to FERPA, HIPAA, and FCRA guidelines; (ii) Ankored is not responsible for misuse or misinterpretation of User Data by your organization, anyone else in connection in any other way with your account, or by the public; and (iii) if you provide User Data to us via a third party, Ankored may only receive a link to view such User Data and, in such case we may not receive the actual User Data and therefore we cannot guarantee access to such User Data.

d. Minimum Requirements

As part of your obligations under this section, you agree to, at a minimum, take the following actions to the extent required by applicable law: (i) provide any and all necessary notices and obtain all required consents or authorizations from Organization Users to collect, process, transmit, or share User Data; (ii) upload or otherwise make available to Ankored a copy of each consent or authorization to the Services;(iii) set up and maintain user permission profiles related to your provision of the Services to your Organization Users that appropriately restrict access to User Data according to your internal policies and your Organization Users' roles and responsibilities within your organization; and (iv) provide adequate training to your Organization Users under applicable state and federal laws regarding the use of User Data.


If you are an Organization subject to FERPA, you acknowledge and agree that: (i) Ankored is a contractor working on your behalf and is therefore considered a "school official" for FERPA purposes; (ii) you are contracting with us to store information about students in your organization; and (iii) if required by state or federal law, you have specifically listed Ankored and the applicable Services as one of your contractors. Additionally, you certify that you have indicated in your annual FERPA notification to parents that you use contractors to provide certain services on your behalf.

9. License Grant

In exchange for your agreement to these Terms, Ankored hereby grants you a revocable, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to access the Platform and any Services you select and use, all access shall be for personal, informational, or internal business purposes. Any documentation that accompanies the Services, whether in printed, electronic, or any other form, is subject to this license and these Terms.

The Platform, Services, and any Content available for viewing or licensing via the Services, including all Third-Party Content and Third-Party Services, are intended to be accessed and utilized solely by registered users of the Platform. You are specifically prohibited from: (i) copying or re-transmitting the Services or any Content or any portion thereof, without a valid license; (ii) downloading and/or using any of the Content available from the Platform without a valid agreement with the Third-Party Content or Third-Party Services provider or absent other agreements with Ankored; or (iii) manipulating or otherwise displaying the Services or any Content available from the Services including the Platform by using framing or other navigational technology. You are also prohibited from using any data mining, automated, robotic, or similar data aggregation or extraction methods or technologies on or in connection with the Services. Any unauthorized use of the Services or any Content available from the Platform or Ankored may violate applicable copyright and trade mark laws, right of privacy or right of publicity, and/or other proprietary rights and applicable laws, rules, orders, regulations or other legislation, which shall entitle Ankored or the Third-Party Content providers to take action against you including, without limitation, seeking injunctive relief, as well as damages in the form of actual damages for loss of income, profits derived from the unauthorized use and, where appropriate, legal costs, other costs of collection, and/or statutory damage. 

Certain areas of the Platform and Services are restricted to users that are party to a separate agreement with Ankored or other applicable terms and conditions. All obligations regarding areas of the Platform or Services governed by a separate agreement and these Terms shall not be construed to modify or alter any agreements relative to such areas. Ankored reserves the right to modify or terminate your Platform or Services access, impose limits on certain features, restrict your access to parts of or the entire Platform or Services, or charge fees for access to portions of the Platform or Services at any time and for any reason, without notice or liability. You acknowledge and agree that Ankored will not be liable to you or any third party if Ankored exercises this right.

10. Services Access

Ankored will use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain availability of the Platform, as well as the Services you sign up to receive. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that there will be times when the Platform or Services will not be available, such as scheduled maintenance times; outages; emergency maintenance; unavailability caused by software, hardware, other users; and causes beyond our reasonable control. You further agree that we cannot guarantee complete security for any online transfer of information, and we will not be responsible for any User Data (defined below) lost or stolen while transmitting information on the Internet. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of planned downtime and unavailability of the Services. It is your responsibility to keep copies of any User Data you upload to the Platform or Services. You are also responsible for obtaining and maintaining all internet connections, computer hardware, printers, and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Platform or Services, and for all charges related thereto. We will not be liable for any lack of Platform or Services caused by your device or your internet or wireless service provider, nor any damages to your equipment resulting from your use of the Platform or Services, nor for any delays, interruptions, or other transmission errors of any kind resulting from any lack of Platform or Services.

11. Content and Ownership

a. Content

Unless otherwise expressly indicated, the information contained on this Platform and in the Services, including but not limited to all images, illustrations, designs, photographs, video clips, text, graphics, icons, designs, software code, written information and screens appearing on the Platform or in the Services, and other materials, as well as names, logos, taglines, trade dress, and other trademarks, on the Platform or in our Services, are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress or other intellectual property (collectively, the "Content") owned, controlled, or licensed by Ankored or are the property of their respective owners. The Content is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright, trademark, trade dress, or other proprietary right laws and international conventions. Neither these Terms nor your use of the Platform or Services transfers any right, title, or interest in the Platform or Services or Content thereof to you. All rights not expressly granted under these Terms are reserved by Ankored. Only a duly authorized officer of Ankored may grant permission or a license to use any of our Content; any attempted grant or similar promise by anyone other than a duly authorized officer of Ankored is invalid.

b. Copyright

You do not have permission to copy, reproduce, make derivative works from, distribute, republish, download, display, perform, post electronically or mechanically, transmit, record, or mirror any of the Content without the prior written permission of Ankored. You may only display, download, or print the Content for the purpose of using the Services as an internal or personal business resource. 

c. Trademarks

Ankored's trademarks, including names, logos, taglines, trade dress, and other trademarks, may not be copied, imitated, or used, whether in whole, partial or modified form, without the prior written permission of Ankored. You may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing an Ankored name, trademark, or product name without Ankored's prior written permission. Third party trademarks and service marks used in our Services are the property of their respective owners, and we use them with their consent. Ankored and the other licensors of the marks in our Services reserve all rights with respect to all Content and all intellectual property.

d. Third Party Materials

Third Party Content and Third-Party Services on the Platform or in the Services are furnished by third parties other than Ankored and all trademarks, trade names, logos, product, or service names for such Third-Party Content and Third-Party Services are the trademarks, registered or unregistered, of their respective owners.

e. User Data

Any data or information submitted or generated by you as an Independent User or Organization User or otherwise obtained from you as a result of your use of the Services, including without limitation biographical and demographic information and data about you, your education or employment information, and your continuing education courses ("User Data") is owned exclusively by you. In exchange for Ankored making the Services available to you under these Terms, you hereby grant Ankored and the Organization to whom you are submitting such User Data, as well as any new Organizations you join through Ankored, an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license: (i) to maintain, distribute, and make available your User Data to your Organization(s) or to current or potential employer(s), healthcare providers who may contract for your services, and accreditation or licensing organizations; (ii) to maintain, distribute, and use aggregate compilations of User Data; (iii) to fulfill and manage purchases of the Services; (iv) to provide you with information related to our other Services that may be of interest to you; and (v) to provide, maintain, protect, and improve the Services (including the development of new Services).

f. Feedback

You may from time-to-time provide us with materials, communications, suggestions, comments, improvements, ideas or other feedback related to the Platform or our Services ("Feedback"). You hereby additionally grant to us all rights, titles, and interests in and to any Feedback. In the event this grant is not sufficient for us to fully realize and use the Feedback, you grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable, perpetual license to use and incorporate into the Platform or our Services any of the Feedback. By providing Feedback, you are representing that the Feedback is not subject to any intellectual property claim by a third party or any license terms which would require products or services derived from that Feedback to be licensed to or from, or shared with, any third party.

By uploading, transmitting, or posting any content to the Platform related to Feedback or commentary regarding the Platform or Services, you grant Ankored a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, edit, publish, post, transmit, and distribute such content in its entirety or in part for any purpose.

g. Monitoring

Ankored has no obligation to monitor User Data or Feedback. However, Ankored reserves the sole right to review, modify, distribute, remove, or delete any User Data or Feedback at any time. Ankored also reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as Ankored deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Ankored's sole discretion.

h. Unsolicited Submissions

Ankored does not seek or accept unsolicited ideas, works, materials, proposals, suggestions, artwork, content or the like, including for advertising campaigns, promotions, products, services, technologies, product enhancements, processes, product names, or creative materials (collectively, "Unsolicited Submissions") in any form unless specifically provided in a separate written agreement. If you submit an Unsolicited Submission despite our assertion that it will not be accepted, then regardless of the contents of your Unsolicited Submission or correspondence, you understand and agree that the following terms will apply: (i) your Unsolicited Submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of Ankored, without any compensation to you; (ii) there is no obligation for Ankored to review, consider, or otherwise use the Unsolicited Submissions; (iii) Ankored may use or redistribute the Unsolicited Submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way; and (iv) there is no obligation to keep any submissions confidential.

12. Acceptable Use

a. Acceptable use Standards

Your use of the Platform and Services must comply with Ankored's Acceptable Use Standards described in this section. You hereby agree to not:

i. Send messages that violate the CAN-SPAM or other anti-spam laws;

ii. Use the Service for any unlawful or abusive purpose or in any way which interferes with our ability to provide the Services to other Organizations or potential users or in a manner that may impose an unreasonable burden or load on the Platform or Services or our servers and infrastructure;

iii. Upload, post or otherwise distribute or facilitate the distribution of a software virus or any other computer code that is designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of the Platforms or Services, or to obtain unauthorized access to the Platforms or Services or any data or other information of any third party

iv. Use purchased, rented, or third-party lists of email addresses;

v. Use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead us or other Organizations or users as to your identity;

vi. Post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including Personal Information);

vii. Use the Services in a manner that might confuse others as to Ankored's identity or disparage us;

viii. Commercialize, rent, retransmit, disclose, publish, resell, assign, lease, sublicense, market or transfer the Services or any portion of it (including the Contents);

ix. Copy, reverse engineer, translate, port, modify, or make derivative works of any portion of the Services without Ankored's permission;

x. Harvest or otherwise collect information about other users, including email addresses, without their consent;

xi. Remove, change, or obscure any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice or any identification marks or notices of proprietary rights and restrictions from the Services, any elements of the Services, or materials, or documentation within the Services;

xii. Redistribute, copy, reproduce, or disseminate to any person any information or content (except for content created by and about you for your personal use) without Ankored's prior written consent; or

xiii. Upload, post, transmit, or otherwise distribute or facilitate the distribution of content, data or information that is fraudulent or infringes the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, patent, trademark, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights, or in any other manner that is deemed objectionable by Ankored in our sole discretion.

Additionally, tampering with the Platform or Services, conducting fraudulent activities on the Platform or Services, and all other illegal activities are prohibited and may subject you to legal action and/or termination of access to the Platform or Services. We reserve the right to establish and revise these Acceptable Use Standards from time to time in our sole discretion.

We reserve the right to interrupt or restrict Service at any time, without notice to you, if we suspect you have violated our Acceptable Use Standards or otherwise engaged in fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity. You agree to cooperate with us in any fraud investigation and to use any fraud prevention measures we prescribe as set forth from time to time at the sole discretion of Ankored. You also agree that we may report any activity that we suspect is unlawful to appropriate government authorities and to cooperate with any investigation conducted by any government authority.

b. Links to the Platform

Unless you and Ankored have agreed otherwise in writing, you may not link or hyperlink to the top-level home page of the Platform from any website, unless: (i) you do not frame the Platform or any portion of the Platform; (ii) the hyperlink to the Platform is not used in a way that suggests that Ankored endorses you or your website; (iii) the link to the Platform is not used or presented in any way that disparages Ankored or tarnishes, blurs, or dilutes the quality of Ankored's name or trademarks or any associated goodwill; and (iv) the link to the Platform is not displayed on any web page that displays objectionable content or links, including but not limited to, any content or information that: (A) is libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful, or plagiarized; (B) a reasonable person would consider harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, profane, obscene, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way; (C) constitutes a breach of any person's privacy or publicity rights, a misrepresentation of facts, hate speech, or an infringement of any third party's intellectual property or proprietary rights; or (D) violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law.

13. Beta Versions

We may make new versions of the Services available prior to their release to the general public, for testing and evaluation purposes ("Beta Versions"). Beta Versions are subject in all respects to these Terms, except that we may discontinue a Beta Version or your ability to use it at any time, with or without notice and without further obligations to you. You agree to notify us of all comments or suggestions about Ankored, including without limitation any problems and ideas for improvements, which come to your attention during its use of the Beta Version. By permitting you to access, download, install, or use a Beta Version, Ankored does not grant any additional right to you under any copyrights, patents, trademarks, or trade secret information.

14. Copyright Infringement

In accordance with the US Federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), Ankored has designated an agent to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement associated with the Platform or Services. Ankored will, upon receiving proper notice as set forth below, use commercially reasonable efforts to investigate notices of copyright infringement and take appropriate action. If you believe that your copyrighted work or the copyrighted work of another party is being infringed, please notify the designated agent, Ankored, Inc. Attn: Evan Hunt 1660 Soldiers Field Rd STE 7 #1006 Brighton, MA 02135 or by email at legal@ankored.com, or by phone at (617) 604-3664.

When notifying Ankored of the alleged copyright infringement or other violation of intellectual property rights, please provide the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  • description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that is claimed to have been infringed.
  • a description of where the material that is claimed to be infringing is located on the Platform;
  • the claiming party’s address, telephone number, and email address.
  • a statement by the claiming party that it has a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement by claimant, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in the notice is accurate and that claimant is the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorised to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

If material is believed in good faith by Ankored to infringe a copyright or otherwise violate any intellectual property rights, Ankored will remove or disable access to the material. If you knowingly misrepresent that material is infringing, you may be subject to liability.

15. Ankored Communications

a. Service Messages

Ankored may use your contact information to communicate with you about your use of the Services. You understand that you receive these communications as part of your use of the Services, and you will not be able to opt out from receiving these service announcements and administrative messages.

b. Text Messages

If you provide your wireless phone number, you consent to Ankored sending you informational text messages related to the Services, including security authentication text messages. The number of texts that we send to you will be based on your circumstances and requests. You can unsubscribe from text messages by replying STOP or UNSUBSCRIBE to any of these text messages. Messaging and data charges may apply to any text message you receive or send. Please contact your wireless carrier if you have questions about messaging or data charges.

c. Marketing Messages

We may also send you marketing communications by email, mail, or other means in compliance with applicable law. As part of our policy to provide you total privacy, we provide you the option of opting out from receiving marketing communications.

16. Mobile Application

If you use our Services via a mobile application, you must have a compatible mobile telephone or handheld device, Internet access, and the necessary minimum specifications ("Software Requirements") to use the mobile application. The Software Requirements for Apple iOS devices and Android OS devices can be found on the relevant App Store page. Ankored software may be upgraded from time to time to add support for new functions and services. Ankored may request certain privacy permissions from time to time such as access to your calendar, device camera or microphone, or other apps and associated features on your device. You acknowledge that the terms of agreement with your respective mobile network provider will continue to apply when using Ankored. Data and messaging charges may apply to your use of Ankored or any text messaging or photo sharing features you use via Ankored. You accept responsibility for any such charges that arise. If you are not the bill payer for the mobile telephone or handheld device being used to access Ankored, you will be assumed to have received permission from the bill payer for using Ankored.

17. Security

You are strictly prohibited from violating or trying to violate Ankored's security features, such as by:

a. Accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account which you are not authorized to access;

b. Attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures unless we expressly authorize that you do so in writing;

c. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, such as by means of submitting a virus to the Platform, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing" or "crashing"; or

d. Sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting.

You hereby agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere or try to interfere with the proper working of the Platform or Services or any activity being conducted on via the Platform or Services. You further agree not to use or try to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Platform or Services other than the search engine and search agents that we make available via the Services and other than the generally available third-party web browsers. If you violate our system or network security, you may face civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations. We may involve or cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

18. Third Party Content

The Platform or Services may contain access to content, features, or services or links to Third Party Services ("Third Party Content"). This access is provided solely for your convenience. Ankored is not responsible for Third Party Services or Third-Party Content, nor do we make any representations about the content or accuracy of material on any Third-Party Services or Third-Party Content. Inclusion of any Third-Party Content on the Platform or Services does not imply Ankored's approval or endorsement thereof. Please be aware that when you use Third Party Services or content or click on links that take you to external websites, you do so at your own risk, and you will be subject to third party privacy policies and practices, not ours. Any concerns regarding Third Party Services or Third-Party Content should be directed to the third party owner or operator. Ankored:

  • Makes no warranty or other agreements regarding such Third-Party Content or Third-Party Services;
  • Has no responsibility for the contents of such Third-Party Content or Third-Party Services; and
  • Will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your use of or reliance on such Third-Party Content or Third-Party Services.

19. Disclaimer of Warranties


20. Limitation of Liability


NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, ANKORED SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNTS THAT, TOGETHER WITH AMOUNTS ASSOCIATED  WITH  ALL  OTHER  CLAIMS,  EXCEED  THE AGGREGATE OF THE FEES  PAID  BY  YOU TO ANKORED FOR SERVICES DURING THE THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACT THAT GAVE RISE TO THE LIABILITY OR, IF NO FEES WERE PAID DURING SUCH THREE MONTH PERIOD, ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100), IN EACH CASE, WHETHER OR NOT ANKORED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. If any exclusion, disclaimer or other provision contained in THESE TERMS is held to be invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction and WE become liable thereby for loss or damage that could otherwise be limited, such liability, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, will not exceed the amount actually paid FOR YOUR USE OF the PLATFORM OR SERVICES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to You.

Any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the Platform or Services or these Terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall forever be barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary.

21. Indemnification and Release

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Ankored and its officers, directors, employees, licensors, representatives, and/or agents at all times from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and/or expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees) in connection with or as a result of any claim that arises from your breach of these Terms.

In connection with any activity engaged in by any user of the Platform or Services with any Organization, employer or other institution, users agree to release and hold harmless Ankored and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the "Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including injuries, arising out of a user’s participation in such activity. This release includes any disclosure of eligibility-related data, including but not limited to birth certificates, medical waivers, proof of vaccination and certification, which has been requested by an Organization, or other authorized user of the Platform to determine eligibility. Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits Ankored’s liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

22. Dispute Resolution

a. Governing Law

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to its choice-of-law provisions. Foreign laws do not apply. The United Nations on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and any laws based on the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) shall not apply to these Terms. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Willimington, Delaware, USA to enforce these Terms.

b. Class Action Waiver


c. Arbitration Agreement

Any controversy or claim between you and Ankored arising out of or relating to: (i) these Terms, or the breach thereof; (ii) your access to or use of the Services; or (iii) any alleged violation of any federal or state or local law, statute or ordinance (each such controversy or claim, a "Claim"), shall be resolved exclusively by a binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules. Claims shall be heard by a single arbitrator. Arbitrations shall be held in Essex County, Massachusetts but the parties may choose for themselves whether to appear in person, by phone, or through the submission of documents. The arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and by the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. The prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees. In arbitration, the parties give up their right to have their Claim decided by a judge or jury, and their Claim is instead decided by an arbitrator. Discovery rights and appellate rights in arbitration are more limited than in court. The arbitrator shall issue a reasoned award in writing, including all findings of fact and law upon which the award was made. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.


23. General Terms

a. Geographic Limitations

The Platform and Services are provided from Ankored's headquarters in the United States. You acknowledge that you may not be able to access all or some of the Platform or Services from outside of the United States and that access thereto may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. You agree to comply with all applicable local, state, federal, and foreign laws in accessing the Platform and using the Services. Ankored makes no representation that the Platform or Services comply with legal or regulatory requirements of jurisdictions outside the United States. You are solely responsible for notifying Ankored if your use of the Platform or Services or these Terms violates any law, regulation, or rule of your locality. Use of the Platform or Services from jurisdictions where such access is illegal is prohibited. Ankored is not responsible for any violation of law in relation to your use of the Platform or Services. If you or your Organization User choose to use the Platform or Services from other jurisdictions, such use is at your own initiative and you are solely responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

b. Export Controls

You agree to use the Services in compliance with U.S. export control laws, and that you will not export the Services to countries, persons or entities prohibited by such laws. You also agree to not submit the Services to any government agency for licensing consideration or other regulatory approval without our prior written consent.

c. Relationship; Assignment

The relationship of the parties hereto is that of independent contractors. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Ankored as a result of these Terms or your or your Organization Users' use of the Platform or Services. These Terms and all of your rights and obligations under it are not assignable or transferrable by you without the prior written consent of Ankored. We may, at any time, sell, transfer, or assign any or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms.

d. No Third-Party Rights

You acknowledge that the Platform and Services and these Terms are for your exclusive benefit. Nothing in these Terms shall be interpreted as creating third-party beneficiary rights.

e. Consent to Do Business Online

By accessing our Platform, subscribing to Services or creating a Ankored account, or typing your name into any of our electronic forms and indicating your acceptance or submission of information by clicking a box, you consent to: (i) Ankored communicating with you electronically; (ii) receiving all applications, notices, disclosures, and authorizations (collectively, "Records") from us electronically; and (iii) entering into agreements and transactions using electronic Records and signatures. Please note that federal law treats electronic signatures as having the same legal force and effect as if they were signed on paper by hand, and online contracts have the same legal force as signing an equivalent paper contract in ink. We will use electronic documents for all communications, notices, agreements, disclosures, authorizations, and other documents necessary to provide you with the Services. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. You must have a computer or other web-enabled device, an internet connection, an active email account, and the ability to receive and read PDF files to conduct business with us electronically. You agree to be responsible for keeping your own Records. If you require assistance with your Records or if you wish to receive Records in paper format or to withdraw your consent to receiving electronic records from us, please contact us at legal@ankored.com. Agreements and transactions executed prior to this request will remain valid and enforceable.

f. Severability; No Waiver

If any provision in these Terms is found by a court or arbitrator to be invalid, the parties agree that the court or arbitrator should give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Ankored's failure to act with respect to any breach hereof does not constitute a waiver of our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

g. Entire Agreement

These Terms and the agreements referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter in these Terms and supersede all prior understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, as to the subject matter.

h. Term and Termination

These Terms will remain in effect as long as you access the Platform or use the Services. You may change or cancel your Services by adjusting your settings in your account or by contacting us at support@ankored.com.

These Terms and the license granted to you hereunder will terminate automatically if you are no longer eligible to access the Platform or receive the Services, if you breach these Terms, or for any other reason at our sole discretion.

The following provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms: Sections 8, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23.

i. Changes to Terms

Ankored reserves the right to change these Terms at any time. Please review these Terms periodically for any updates or changes. Your continued use of the Platform or Services following the posting of any updates or changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of the changes. If you object to any provision of these Terms or any subsequent modifications to these Terms, your only recourse is to terminate your use of the Platform and Services immediately.

j. Contact Ankored

If you have any questions about these Terms, the Platform or Services, or Ankored's practices of Ankored, please contact us at support@ankored.com. You may also contact us to update your personal information.