Terms of Service

The gist:
We the team at Lemodus.com run this website as a platform to help people with businesses grow and streamline their operations. We love that you are using it. Our basic service is free, and we offer paid upgrades to unlock advanced features and extra storage. Our service is designed to give you as much control and flexibility over creating standard operating procedure documents as we can provide. As well as helping businesses grow through education and tried and tested templates. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items (like spam, viruses, or serious threats of violence) appear in your businesses account.

If you find a Lemodus.com account that you believe violates these Terms of Service, please contact us.

Terms of Service:
The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Lemodus.com website and all content, services, and products available at or through the website. Our Services are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Lemodus’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time by Lemodus (collectively, the “Agreement”). You agree that we may automatically upgrade our Services, and these terms will apply to any upgrades. Your agreement is with Lemodus Pty Ltd. (Australia) (each, “Lemodus” or “we”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using our Services. By accessing or using any part of our services, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access or use any of our services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Lemodus, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

Our Services are not directed to children younger than 13, and access and use of our Services is only offered to users 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, please do not register to use our Services. Any person who registers as a user or provides their personal information to our Services represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

Use of our Services requires a Lemodus.com account. You agree to provide us with complete and accurate information when you register for an account. You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your account. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.

1. Lemodus.com.

  • Your Lemodus.com Account and Website. If you create an account on Lemodus.com, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must immediately notify Lemodus of any unauthorised uses of your account, or any other breaches of security. Lemodus will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
  • Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate an account, comment on a post, post material on Lemodus.com, post links on Lemodus.com, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct. That is the case regardless of what form the Content takes, which includes, but is not limited to text, photo, video, audio, or code. By using Lemodus.com, you represent and warrant that your Content and conduct do not violate these terms. By submitting Content to Lemodus for inclusion on our website, you grant Lemodus a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of making it easier for other businesses. This license allows Lemodus to make publicly-posted content available to third parties selected by Lemodus so that these third parties can analyze and distribute (but not publicly display) your content through their services. If you delete Content, Lemodus will use reasonable efforts to remove it from Lemodus.com, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Lemodus has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Lemodus’s sole discretion, (i) reclaim your username or website’s URL due to prolonged inactivity, (ii) refuse or remove any content that, in Lemodus’s reasonable opinion, violates any Lemodus policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (iii) terminate or deny access to and use of Lemodus.com to any individual or entity for any reason. Lemodus will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
  • Web Traffic. We use a third party, Google Analytics, to measure Lemodus.com’s audience and usage. By hosting your site on Lemodus.com, you agree to assign the traffic relating to your account to Lemodus and authorise us to sign a Traffic Assignment Letter on your behalf for Google Analytics audience measurement reports. Your accounts traffic will be included under Lemodus. You understand that your account will not receive credit for traffic in these reports. If we or Google Analytics require additional documentation to verify ownership of your account, you agree to make reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests.
  • HTTPS. We implement HTTPS across the entire Lemodus.com website by default. We do this via Let’s Encrypt for the sole purpose of providing secure HTTP across the site.
  • Advertisements. Lemodus reserves the right to display advertisements on your account unless you have purchased a paid Service account.
  • Payment and Renewal.
    • General Terms. Optional paid services such as extra storage or process templates are available (any such services, an “Upgrade”). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay Lemodus the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated.
    • Automatic Renewal. Unless you notify Lemodus by selecting the cancel subscription option on the Lemodus website before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew. You authorise us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time in the Upgrades section of your website’s dashboard.
    • Refunds. Lemodus provides means for Account and Paid Plan cancellation on the Lemodus website. If You cancel Your Account within 14 calendar days of the date of sign up, and You request a refund, Lemodus will refund all payments You have made to Lemodus within the 14 calendar days prior to the cancellation and refund request.

2. Responsibility of Visitors.

Lemodus has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including procedures and docs posted to our Services, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating our Services, Lemodus does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful, or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Our Services may contain content that contains technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. Our Services may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Lemodus disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of our Services, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

3. Content Posted on Other Websites.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Lemodus.com links, and that link to Lemodus.com. Lemodus does not have any control over those non-Lemodus.com websites, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Lemodus.com website, Lemodus does not represent or imply that it endorses such website. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Lemodus disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Lemodus.com websites and webpages.

4. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.

As Lemodus asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Lemodus.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Lemodus in accordance with Lemodus’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Lemodus will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Lemodus will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Lemodus or others. In the case of such termination, Lemodus will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Lemodus.

5. Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from Lemodus to you any Lemodus or third party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Lemodus. Lemodus, Lemodus.com, the Lemodus.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Lemodus.com or our Services, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lemodus or Lemodus’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with our Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of our Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Lemodus or third-party trademarks.

6. Changes.

We are constantly updating our Services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our Services are offered. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on our blog, or by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new terms will take effect. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using our Services within the designated notice period. Your continued use of our Services will be subject to the new terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.

7. Termination.

Lemodus may terminate your access to all or any part of our Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Lemodus.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using our Services. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties.

Our Services are provided “as is.” Lemodus and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Lemodus nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that our Services will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, our Services at your own discretion and risk.

9. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law.

Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of our Services will be governed by the laws of the state of Queensland, Australia.

10. Arbitration Agreement.

Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Brisbane, Australia, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees.

11. Limitation of Liability.

In no event will Lemodus, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Lemodus under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Lemodus shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

12. General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of our Services will be in strict accordance with the Lemodus Privacy Policy, with this Agreement, and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of our Services will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

13. Australian Economic Sanctions.

You expressly represent and warrant that your use of our Services and or associated services and products is not contrary to applicable Australian Sanctions. Such use is prohibited, and Lemodus reserve the right to terminate accounts or access of those in the event of a breach of this condition.

14. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Lemodus, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of our Services, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

15. Translation.

These Terms of Service were originally written in English (AUS). We may translate these terms into other languages. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these Terms of Service and the English version, the English version will control.

16. Miscellaneous.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Lemodus and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorised executive of Lemodus, or by the posting by Lemodus of a revised version.

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Lemodus may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Change Log

  • 16/05/2017: Started logging changes to terms of service for greater transparency.