Team RHS Terms of Service

Learn how Team RHS keeps your data safe.

Background

Team RHS is a not-for-profit student organization which provides helpful tools to students. It is managed by students at Redwood High School under the direction of Ethan Davis. Team RHS has great respect for students and student privacy, and will work always to ensure that students are happy with Team RHS services. Thank you for using Team RHS services!

Team RHS is here for you. In case you have any concerns about the service, email us at any time. [email protected]

Essentials

"Team RHS" refers to the Team RHS organization, its Board of Directors, and its sole proprietor as well as its predecessor(s), subsidiaries, and successor(s).

"You" refers to you and "your" refers to... you might've guessed it.

"Team RHS services" and "the service" are defined as all interfaces through which you connect with Team RHS systems. This includes Team RHS-operated Discord servers, the Team RHS website, RHSChat (deprecated), Team RHS affiliated mobile apps, and any other mediums through which you access Team RHS. By using Team RHS services, you agree to these Terms of Service.

Team RHS protects your data. Your information is stored on an encrypted-at-rest system in the cloud. During verification of your account with Redwood, Team RHS temporarily uses your school account credentials to validate that you are a student. After verifying your account, collecting information about you, and waiting for a caching period, your password is disposed of from Team RHS servers and is not stored.

The background section of this page is not part of the legally binding contract between you and Team RHS and its sole proprietor.

If any part of this contract is found to be legally unenforceable, all enforcable parts of this contract will still take full effect.

Data Collection and Processing

You grant Team RHS permission to collect and store your personal information such as name, email, Discord guild list, IP address and related information, computer hardware information, location, home address, location history, geolocation data, student data, and activity on Team RHS services. Team RHS generally stores and processes this data in order to prevent system abuse, analyze data for business or other purposes, and to operate its services.

By uploading data to Team RHS servers and / or services, you grant Team RHS and its sole proprietor an irrevocable, royalty free, and worldwide license to distribute, execute, use, evaluate, sublicense, sell, lease, perform, and transfer the data for any purpose. You agree that Team RHS and its sole proprietor may distribute data you send to Team RHS servers and data collected by Team RHS from you or using data you provide to third parties and that Team RHS and its sole proprietor are not to be held liable for the actions and/or consequences of actions of third parties to whom data sent by you is provided.

By sending data to Team RHS or Team RHS services in any manner, you grant Team RHS and its sole proprietor a non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, sublicense, transfer, transmit, provide to the general public, and distribute the data for any purpose and without compensation to you.

When you log into Team RHS with your Redwood student account, your login details are sent over an encrypted connection to the school's services to validate your credentials. Team RHS does not store your Redwood student account password when you log in except for in a short-term (up to one hour) and non-human-readable memory cache. By signing in with a Redwood student account, you agree to take full responsibility for Team RHS' and its sole proprietors' use of your account and its contained data. When signing in with your Redwood student account, you agree that Team RHS may retrieve and store your date of birth, gender, classes, name, grade level, student ID, course grades, home address, and other personal information from the school for personalization, utility, business, analytics, service provision, and safety purposes. You also grant Team RHS and its sole proprietor an irrevocable, royalty free, and worldwide license to distribute, execute, use, evaluate, sublicense, sell, lease, perform, and transfer the data collected about you and from you for any purpose. You also agree to forfeit any rights and legal protections, including personal privacy protections, which may prevent Team RHS and its sole proprietor from using the data collected about and from you as outlined in these terms.

In no event will Team RHS (and/or its sole proprietor) be liable to you or to any third party for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages, including but not limited to damages for lost data, lost profits, data compromise, data leakage, cyberattacks, or costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, however caused and under any theory of liability, whether in contract, tort (including without limitation products liability, strict liability, and negligence), or any other theory, and whether or not Team RHS (and/or its sole proprietor) should have known about the possibility of such damage. In no event will our aggregate liability to you arising out of or related to this contract for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of action, whether in contract or in tort, exceed the amounts you actually paid Team RHS for use of its services. The forgoing limitations will apply notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy stated in this agreement.

Team RHS StudentDB service will work to combine data across student profiles. You consent to this behavior and grant Team RHS and its sole proprietor the ability to process and distribute your data (data collected from you and about you) in any way which is either deemed reasonable by Team RHS and/or its sole proprietor or allowed under the terms of this contract.

Data Ownership

You are solely responsible for your use of Team RHS services. By uploading and sending messages and data through / to Team RHS in any manner, including but not limited to through computer systems, through social media, and through voice, you agree to be held responsible for your use of Team RHS services; that Team RHS and its sole proprietor may use the data as outlined in this contract; and you warrant that data you upload to Team RHS is your own. Further, by allowing Team RHS to access data on your behalf (ex. from school services) you agree to take full responsibility for the process of retrieving this data and you grant Team RHS and its sole proprietor a non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, sublicense, transfer, transmit, provide to the general public, and distribute the data for any purpose and without compensation to you.

Team RHS services are provided to you on an "as-is" basis, without any express or implied warranty. Team RHS may terminate your access to its services at any time and for any reason, without any compensation to you. Team RHS is not to be held responsible for any damage to you or your property arising from or relating to your use of its services.

Team RHS services are to remain property of their owners. This contract does not grant you ownership of Team RHS services or servers but does grant you a revocable license to use the services. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, sublicense, or lease any part of Team RHS services.

Arbitration, Claims, and Class Action

You agree that in the case of a dispute, you will waive your right to litigate Team RHS in court, and may instead attempt to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration in San Francisco, California, USA.

You agree to first attempt to resolve disputes without arbitration by contacting Team RHS and discussing and attempting to resolve disputes in good faith. If this discussion falls through and an agreement on a solution to the disputes cannot be reached by both you and Team RHS, arbitration may take place in San Francisco, California, USA, under the laws of the State of California. If both parties do not agree on a selection of arbitrator within 5 months of failure of discussion or Team RHS decides to reject your request to pursue arbitration, court litigation may take place.

If you pursue arbitration, you agree to pay fully for all fees, charges, and costs associated with the arbitration process. If arbitration takes place after both you and Team RHS' sole proprietor have agreed upon an arbitrator and have agreed to pursue arbitration, the results of the arbitration proceedings will be binding.

If court litigation is pursued by you against Team RHS, you agree to pay fully for all fees, charges, and costs associated with the court proceedings process. If you pursue court litigation, court proceedings must take place in San Francisco, California, USA, under the laws of the State of California.

You waive the right to litigate in court or arbitrate any claim or dispute as a class action, either as a member of a class or as a representative, or to act as a private attorney general.

When permitted by law, the total liability of Team RHS for any claims under these terms, including for any warranties, liabilities, damages, and/or losses, will be limited to the amount you paid to use Team RHS services.

The laws of California, Untied States of America, excluding California's conflict of laws rules, will be applied to any claims arising out of or related to this contract. All claims arising out of or relating to this contract will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of San Francisco, California, United States of America.

Data Security

You agree that Team RHS will be held harmless in the case of any type of data breach or exposure or cyberattack, physical or digital, and that you are providing your data, potentially including sensitive personal identification information, at your own risk.

As stated above, Team RHS will provide your personal and other information and data to third parties. Team RHS will not be held responsible for consequences relating to the misplacement of trust in third parties with your data. You warrant that you are using this service at your own risk and agree that Team RHS is not responsible for any damages, data loss, data leakage, and/or data breaches which contain data or information you provide to Team RHS in any manner.

Relationship

This contract does not form any kind of partnership, joint venture, agency, or other type of joint enterprise between you and Team RHS.

Data Export

Some long-term data stored about you by Team RHS (via the Team RHS Discord server) may be able to be retrieved by signing into your Discord account and using the Data Export feature. This feature is made available to help students understand what data is stored about them and also to allow students to move their data to competing services if they choose to do so. (To promote competition and allow users to keep their own records.)

Translation

This contract may be translated into another language to make it easier for you to understand, but you agree to be bound by the English version of this contract.

Termination

Upon deletion of all of your user data and data about you from Team RHS services and your suspension of use of Team RHS services, you will no longer be bound by these terms until you resume use of Team RHS services, excluding the "Arbitration, Claims, and Class Action", "Data Ownership", "Data Security", and "Data Collection and Processing" sections. Only Team RHS' sole proprietor may terminate those sections of this contract.

Revisions

It is your responsibility to frequently check back here for updates to this contract. By continuing to use Team RHS services, you agree to the latest version of this contract.