1. Subject and Scope of the General Terms and Conditions
Elegant Solutions, LLC operates a platform for preparation to Physics Olympiad at the internet portal http://www.physolymp.com, as well as via mobile applications - so called “Apps” - (thereafter platform). Within this scope, PhysOlymp’s authors will provide relevant content with a short theory on specific topics of physics, with examples and similar problems, which can be solved in game like manner by earning points and access to official solution of the exercises. The Services consist of a learning platform that individuals (“Individuals”), schools and/or school districts (“Schools”) may subscribe to and provide to their teachers and students (“Teachers” and “Students”). The term Teacher also includes parents of students who sign up for the Services in order to provide their children with Student Accounts. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY ELEGANT SOLUTIONS, LLC IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME. PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK THE WEBSITE TO VIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS. When changes are made, ELEGANT SOLUTIONS, LLC will make a new copy of the Terms available at the Website. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms.
Use of the platform (including Apps) shall be exclusively subject to the following general terms and conditions. The Website, the Services, and the information and content (“Content”) made available by Elegant Solutions, LLC on the Website and in the Services are protected by copyright laws throughout the world. Subject to the Terms, Elegant Solutions, LLC grants you a limited license to reproduce portions of the PhysOlymp materials for the sole purpose of using the Services for your personal purposes or, in the event you are Teacher User, your School’s educational purposes. For clarity, you may print or reproduce content on the Site solely for your personal use in conjunction with the Services (and, if you are a Teacher, for personal use by Students who already have an Account).
No special contractual text is intended for the contract regarding platform use. The content of the contract concluded between you and Elegant Solutions, LLC follows these general terms and conditions as well as the information provided during the process of registration (see section 3.) as well as during contracting of a fee-based subscription ( section 5) that will be saved by Elegant Solutions, LLC and available at any time in your user account.
By registering and/or using the Elegant Solutions, LLC services, you accept the use and application of these terms and conditions.
Elegant Solutions, LLC shall retain the right to change individual clauses with effect for the future. If we do not obtain your specific consent for a terms and conditions amendment, you will be timely informed of any changes to the terms and conditions (at least four weeks prior to the effective date of the amended terms). For this purpose, Elegant Solutions, LLC will send you the new version of the terms and conditions to the email address you provided during registration. In this context, Elegant Solutions, LLC will notify you explicitly regarding the opportunity and objection period against the changes as well as about the consequences of an omitted objection.
If you do not object to the changes within four weeks after the effective date of the changed user conditions, the changed user conditions shall be deemed accepted. The period shall start with the day that it is communicated to you via email as the effective date of change.
In the event that you object the changes, Elegant Solutions, LLC shall be entitled to terminate the user contract and delete your user account, under consideration of your interests if continuing of the contractual relationship under the scope of the current terms and conditions is not possible or unreasonable for Elegant Solutions, LLC, effective from the date the changed user terms come into force.
2. Services and Rights of Elegant Solutions, LLC
Elegant Solutions, LLC will provide you material for preparation to Physics Olympiads and other interesting Physics related content with opportunity to track own progress by solving challenging problems.
The rights on PhysOlymp’s services and contents that are dispersed this way shall stay and remain with Elegant Solutions, LLC or Elegant Solutions, LLC’s licensors. Elegant Solutions, LLC software applications and contents shall be licensed to you within the scope of the contractual use. We will only grant you a non-exclusive (simple) and temporary right pursuant to section 2.3 for personal use of PhysOlymp’s services and contents.
The scope of the provided contents shall depend on the free account or subscription (section 4.) which you respectively chose (the “license”). The license shall be restricted to the period of the free account or subscription.
All PhysOlymp trademarks as well as our trade names, logos, domain names and other peculiarities of the PhysOlymp trademark are under the sole ownership of Elegant Solutions, LLC. The license does not grant you the right to use PhysOlymp trademarks, our trade names, logos, domain names or other features of the PhysOlymp trademark, irrespective of whether for commercial or non-commercial use.
If you are using a free service, Elegant Solutions, LLC shall be allowed to show you advertisement on the platform.
3. Registration with PhysOlymp
A registration with PhysOlymp is necessary for using Elegant Solutions, LLC’s services.
Registration itself is free (Free Account) and does not obligate to enter into a subscription.
You can use your email address and a self-determined password for registration.
The used password shall be kept confidential. You are solely and to the full-extent responsible for keeping it confidential. You are the only person entitled to use your PhysOlymp user account.
You may also register with our apps for iOS, Android after downloading it. You may register via email address or log-in through a so called social-connect service (e.g. Facebook-connect or Google account).
Registration and/or log-in via social-connect establishes a free contract between Elegant Solutions, LLC and you regarding the use of the PhysOlymp platform (see section 1.3.).
All information necessary for registration shall be made complete and accurate and shall be kept up-to-date at all times.
You must be at least 13 years old to use our Services (or such greater age required in your country for you to be authorized to use our Services without parental approval). As a minor you are only allowed to register with PhysOlymp if your statutory agents have given their consent. In addition to being of the minimum required age to use our Services under applicable law, if you are not old enough to have authority to agree to our Terms in your country, your parent or guardian must agree to our Terms on your behalf.
4. Subscription to Subscription Access
There is a fee-based subscription available (“Subscription Access”) so that you can use the full scope of PhysOlymp’s services. The subscription can be entered into for different periods which are presented to you in the order options.
PhysOlymp’s subscription accesses are fee-based and advertisement-free subscriptions which enable you to access a set of our content and features through our mobile based applications. We offer two subscription tiers with the following service levels:
PhysOlymp Premium gives you unlimited reading access to all of our existing material and new releases, with access to our library for the subscription period.
You can subscribe to PhysOlymp Premium via In-App-Purchase via iOS- or Android-Apps. For this purpose, you will have to choose the desired option on the subscription screen of the App, whereupon a pop-up will appear in which you have to enter your Apple- / Google-Play-password. As soon as you have done this, another pop-up will appear in which you have to confirm the subscription purchase again. You may still cancel the process at this stage.
5. Remuneration and Payment Terms
The conclusion of the subscription access (section 4.) is subject to charges.
Payment shall occur via Apple’s or Google’s In-App-Purchase process.
Your payment obligation vis-a-vis PhysOlymp within a premium access shall automatically renew itself at the end of the respective subscription term, if you do not terminate your fee-based subscription at least 24 hours prior to the end of the term (section 8.3.).
6. Period and Termination
The free user contract shall start at the time of your registration pursuant to section 3. for an indefinite period.
The fee-based subscription access (see section 4.) shall run at least for your initially selected period and shall automatically renew itself if you do not terminate at least 24 hours prior expiry of this period. The subscription period shall extend respective of its currently used subscription model.
You can terminate a fee-based subscription concluded via our iOS or Android Apps in the iTunes / Google Play settings.
Termination of the subscription access shall become effective the day after the last day of your subscription period and you will be downgraded to a free user contract (Free Service). After renewing your subscription you will however be able to access your old status and your reading lists.
Elegant Solutions, LLC shall not be liable for user damage claims.
10. Warrant of merchantability
Elegant Solutions, LLC grants a warrant of merchantability in accordance to the law.
12. Final Provisions
If one provision of these terms and conditions shall be void, the remainder of the contract shall remain unaffected thereof. The void provision shall, if applicable, be replaced by the statutory provisions.