Welcome to the SafeStop™ mobile application for providing school bus alerts, messaging, and associated services to parents (“SafeStop”, “Mobile App”, or “Services”). SafeStop is provided by Student Transportation of America (“STA”, “Our”, “We” or “Us”) and ByteCurve.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS THIS APPLICATION OR YOUR MOBILE DEVICE WHILE DRIVING.
• “ByteCurve” means ByteCurve Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, owner of all intellectual property rights in the Services, and any other party that provides the Services to STA.
• “Content” means all logos, trademarks, buttons, icons, images, pictures, graphics, and all other content used in connection with the Services.
• “Customer” means the School, school bus operator, transit authority, or other entity which provides Your Student with transportation services and which has subscribed to SafeStop services pursuant to its contract with STA.
• “Device” means the mobile device, tablet, or such other device on which you download and access the Mobile App and/or receive push notifications.
• "Data" means all data generated from use of the Service.
• "School" means the school or school district associated with Your Student.
• "School Bus" means a School's bus equipped with STA telematics hardware.
• "Student" means a student who attends the School and is associated with Your account.
• "Subscriber" or "You" means the individual who has signed up for the Service.
ABOUT THE SAFESTOP™ SERVICE
Schools use the SafeStop back-end portal to communicate bus changes, delays or breakdowns, and Subscribers, including parents and caregivers, use the SafeStop mobile app to see where their Student’s bus is located, and to create zones, customize alerts and share access with authorized Subscribers.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DATA COSTS THAT MAY BE CHARGED BY YOUR WIRELESS DATA PROVIDER TO ACCESS AND USE THE SERVICE FROM YOUR DEVICE.
REGISTRATION AND ACCEPTANCE
You represent and warrant that You: (1) are the Student, or the parent or legal guardian of the Student(s), that You identify in Your account registration or associate to Your account, and (2) have the right to access Data associated with the Student. You will terminate Your subscription immediately if any of the foregoing cease to be true. You must have the Student name, Student Identification, and the unique access code associated with the School to register as a Subscriber. If the School informs STA that an individual with a subscription to the Service is not the Student or the parent or legal guardian of the Student, or otherwise ceases to have the right to access the Student’s data, STA may automatically, with or without notice to the individual, terminate the individual's subscription to the Service. You agree that STA shall have no liability based on the School's updates or failure to provide updates, or on any subscription termination as described above.
A Note on Accuracy and Availability
Please keep in mind that the Data provided through the Service may not be accurate, complete or error free. STA does not guarantee the Service will be available for your use. STA may interrupt or discontinue the Service without any notice to you. You agree that STA will not be liable to you and you release STA from any claims arising from any interruption, discontinuance, or termination of the Service for any reason.
The ability of the Service to provide accurate and timely information is dependent upon a number of factors, including wireless network connectivity impacting STA hardware, the proper functioning of the STA hardware installed in the School Bus, and delays by Subscriber's mobile or internet service provider. Accordingly, the Services should not be relied upon to confirm whether or not, where, and/or when the Child has entered or exited a School Bus.
TERM AND TERMINATION
These Terms are effective until terminated by you or STA. STA may terminate these Terms at any time. Your rights under these Terms will terminate automatically without notice from the STA if you fail to comply with these Terms, or upon termination of STA’s contract with the School. Upon termination of these Terms, you shall cease all use of the Mobile App, and disable and destroy all copies, full or partial, of the Mobile App, and if requested by STA, certify that such deletion occurred. You understand that if you do not remove the Mobile App from your Device that data may continue to be collected by your Device and STA is under no obligation to keep, maintain, transmit, safeguard, store, or notify you of any collection done by your Device after the termination of these Terms.
You agree that your use of the Mobile App is for lawful purposes only. You agree that you will not use this Mobile App for any unlawful purpose, including committing a criminal offense.
You must immediately notify STA of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of Your account, usernames or passwords, or of any breach or suspected breach of this Terms. STA reserves the right to terminate any account, username or password that STA reasonably determines may have been compromised, used by an unauthorized third party, or otherwise used in violation of these Terms.
You will ensure that Your use of the Service complies with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations or rules. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information You submit is truthful and accurate; and (b) You will maintain the accuracy of such information. STA cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Your failure to comply with the above requirements.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, AND STA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUFFICIENCY THE SERVICE, THE DATA UPON WHICH IT RELIES, OR THE CONTENT. STA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR FREE OR OTHERWISE MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. STA ALSO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THAT THE SERVICE MAY PROVIDE INCORRECT INFORMATION OR THAT ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE MAY CAUSE LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You shall not provide third parties with access to any software and non-public information regarding the Service, and any other confidential information that STA provides, without STA’s prior written consent.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold STA (including its employees, officers, directors and shareholders) harmless from and against any claim, cause of action, demand, cost, expense (including attorneys’ fees), loss suit, proceeding, damage and liability of any kind (collectively, “Claims”) arising out of or in connection with your use of or inability to use the Service, any unauthorized use of the Service, Your violation of these Terms, or Your violation of applicable law or regulation.
Subject to these Terms, STA grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license to install and use the Mobile App software, in executable object code format only. Nothing contained herein, or any other document or agreement related to the Service, shall, by express grant, implication, estoppel or otherwise, create or grant you any right, title, interest, or license in the Service, Mobile App, or Content, or to the inventions, patents, data, computer software, or software documentation associated with any of them. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced by or incorporated in the Mobile App, Service, and/or Content are owned by or licensed to STA and you obtain no rights therein by virtue of your use of the Service, the Mobile App or Content. You covenant and agree not to assert any rights in the Mobile App, Service, Content or in any trademarks used by STA in connection with any of them. The trademarks used by STA and the Content, Mobile App, Service and related software and inventions are protected by United States trademark and copyright and other laws.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES AND DAMAGES
IN NO EVENT SHALL STA BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY, FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DATA, GOODWILL, PROFITS, INVESTMENTS, USE OF MONEY OR USE OF FACILITIES; INTERRUPTION IN USE OR AVAILABILITY OF DATA; STOPPAGE OF OTHER WORK OR IMPAIRMENT OF OTHER ASSETS), EVEN IF STA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF (a) THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE, OR (b) ANY CLAIM, CAUSE OF ACTION, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, MISREPRESENTATION, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER TORT. STA’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY RELATED TO PROVIDING THE SERVICE SHALL NOT, IN ANY EVENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE FEES PAID BY SUBSCRIBER DIRECTLY TO STA FOR THE SERVICE IN THE PRIOR THIRTY (30) DAYS, IF ANY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER STA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE SERVICE SHOULD NOT BE USED OR RELIED ON AS AN EMERGENCY LOCATOR SYSTEM, USED WHILE DRIVING OR OPERATING VEHICLES, OR USED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS REQUIRING FAIL-SAFE PERFORMANCE, OR ANY OTHER APPLICATION IN WHICH THE FAILURE OR INACCURACY OF THE SERVICE COULD LEAD DIRECTLY TO DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR SEVERE PHYSICAL OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. THE SERVICE IS NOT SUITED OR INTENDED FOR FAMILY FINDING PURPOSES, FLEET TRACKING, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF BUSINESS OR ENTERPRISE USE OTHER PRODUCTS EXIST TODAY THAT MAY BE USED SPECIFICALLY FOR THESE PURPOSES.
Any notice required or permitted under these Terms shall be in writing. If to STA, notice will be delivered in person or by means evidenced by a written confirmation to STA Systems, Inc., 18200 Cascade Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98188, Attn: Legal Dept. and will be effective only upon receipt. Notice to You may be delivered to the email address you provide with your user account information. You are responsible for providing us with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice.
The Mobile App may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. Such third party websites are not under the control of STA. STA is not responsible for the content of any third party website or any link contained in a third party website. STA provides these links only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to third party websites.
LIMITATION OF CLAIMS
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or this Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
USE OF DATA
STA provides the Mobile App to the Customer as its “service provider”, as the term “service provider” is defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). STA may use, disclose, and process Mobile App data only for purpose of performing the Services, and for no other purpose. To perform the Services, STA may provide data to third parties including: STA’s parent company and/or group affiliates; your employer (if your employer has subscribed to the Service or is conducting an evaluation of the Service and you have agreed to participate); or to other relevant third party service providers assisting in the provision of this Service (collectively, "Other Parties"). Additionally, STA may use this information to improve its products or to provide services or technologies to you and for other products and services to which you consent.
Without limiting the foregoing, STA is prohibited from: (i) using, disclosing, or processing your personal information for STA's own purposes, including but not limited to marketing or commercially exploiting (such as selling, renting, or leasing), unless otherwise directed by you or the Subscriber or as otherwise authorized by law; (ii) retaining, using, or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than the purpose of providing the Services or as otherwise authorized by law; (iii) retaining, using, or disclosing your personal information outside of the direct business relationship between STA and Subscriber for the provision of Services specified herein, except at the Subscriber’s direction or as otherwise authorized by law; or (iv) “sell” your personal information, as the term “sell” is defined in the CCPA. For purposes of these Terms, “personal information” shall include information relating, directly or indirectly, to an identified or identifiable natural person or household.
You agree that STA may collect and use technical data and related information, including but not limited to technical information about your Device, system and application software, and peripherals, that are gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support and other services to you (if any) related to the Service.
You understand that STA and Other Parties may be required by law to disclose information regarding your use of the Service and if required by law, STA and Other Parties will comply with such requests.
You hereby release and forever discharge STA (and our officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns) from, and hereby waive and relinquish, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death, and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or relates directly or indirectly to, your use of the Service, including any interactions with, or act or omission of, Additional Users. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING, 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 may not transfer Your account nor assign, directly or indirectly, all or part of Your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of STA. STA may assign this Agreement. Any purported transfer or assignment in violation of this section is void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND NON-WAIVER
STA’s failure to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any provision of these Terms or of any subsequent breach of the same and no waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective unless made in writing. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
All controversies, disputes, demands, counts, claims, or causes of action between You and STA, including disputes arising out of, under, or related in any way to this Agreement, shall exclusively be settled through binding arbitration, to be governed by the AAA's Commercial Arbitration Rules.
CHOICE OF LAW
This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction.
These Terms are Effective as of JULY 30, 2020.
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