Last updated January 6, 2021.
These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your use of the free and paid services, software and websites (the "Service") provided by Catalyst Technology LLC (dba Catalyst ("Catalyst", "we", "our", etc.), and any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, links, created tasks and associated information, text, files and other content or materials (together, the "Content") uploaded, downloaded, or appearing on our websites or applications.
Arbitration Notice: unless you opt-out and except for certain types of disputes described in the arbitration section below, you agree that disputes between you and us will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration and you waive your right to participate in a class action lawsuit or class-wide arbitration.
Your User Account and Content
- You must provide accurate information when you create your Catalyst account.
- You are responsible for safeguarding the password and for all activities that occur under your account. You should notify us immediately if you become aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
- You may never use another user's account without permission.
- You may not disassemble, decompile, or reverse engineer the Service or attempt or assist anyone else to do so, unless such restriction is prohibited by law.
- Your account must be registered by a human. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted. Additionally, you must be 18 years of age or older.
- You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules, and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the Service and your Content (defined below), including but not limited to, copyright laws.
Your Use of Our Service
- You must not change, modify, adapt, or alter the Service or change, modify, or alter another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service or with us.
- You must not access our private API by means other than those expressly permitted by us.
- You must not interfere or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware, or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any our page is rendered or displayed in a user's browser or device.
- You must not attempt to restrict another user from using or enjoying the Service and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms or any of our other terms.
- As part of the Service, we may provide downloadable client software (the "Software") for your use in connection with the Service. This Software may update automatically and if such Software is designed for use on a specific mobile or desktop operating system, then a compatible system is required for use. So long as you comply with these Terms, we grant you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use the Software, solely to access the Service; provided, however, that this license does not constitute a sale of the Software or any copy thereof, and as between you and us, we retain all right, title and interest in the Software. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, display, reverse engineer, sell, or participate in any sale of, rent, lease, loan, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, Our Content, the Services or any related software, except as expressly stated in these Terms.
- Violation of these Terms may, in our sole discretion, result in termination of your account. Furthermore, we reserve the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of these Terms to the fullest extent of the law. We may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who violate the Terms. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to prescreen or monitor your access to or use of our Service or any information, materials or other content provided or made available through our Service, but has the right to do so. You hereby agree that we may, in the exercise of our sole discretion, remove or delete any data, accounts or other content that violates these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable.
- We may suspend or terminate your account(s) or cease providing you with all or part of our Services at any time without liability to you for any reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated these Terms, (ii) you create risk or possible legal exposure for us; (iii) you have a free account that has not had any activity (replies or logins) for sixty (60) days, or (iv) our provision of our Services to you is no longer commercially viable. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you through our Service, the next time you attempt to access your account, or by an email address or phone number you have provided us (if applicable). If we terminate your access to the Service, your Content and all other data will no longer be accessible through your account.
- Upon termination, all licenses and other rights granted to you in these Terms will immediately cease.
- We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms and/or our Services offered from time to time ("Updated Terms"). Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, we will provide reasonable advance notice before the Updated Terms become effective. You agree that we may notify you of the Updated Terms by posting them on the Service, and that your use of the Service after the effective date of the Updated Terms (or engaging in such other conduct as we may reasonably specify) constitutes your agreement to the Updated Terms. Therefore, you should review these Terms and any Updated Terms before using the Service. The Updated Terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the Updated Terms, and will apply to your use of the Service from that point forward. These Terms will govern any disputes arising before the effective date of the Updated Terms.
- We reserve the right to refuse access to the Service to anyone for any reason at any time.
- You hereby authorize us, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your identity and/or authenticate your identity and account information. This may include asking you for further information and/or documentation about your account usage or identity, or requiring you to take steps to confirm ownership of your email address, wireless/cellular telephone number or financial instruments, and verifying your information against third party databases or through other sources. This process is for internal verification purposes.
- We may, but have no obligation to, remove, edit, block, and/or monitor Content or accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion violates these Terms.
- You agree that you are responsible for all data charges you incur through use of the Service.
- By creating an Account, you agree that the Services may send you informational and promotional text (SMS) messages as part of the normal business operation of your use of the Services. You may opt-out of receiving text (SMS) messages from us at any time by texting the word STOP in reply to the source number of the text from the mobile device receiving the messages. You acknowledge that opting out of receiving text (SMS) messages may impact your use of the Services.
- We prohibit crawling, scraping, caching or otherwise accessing any content on the Service via automated means (except as may be the result of standard search engine protocols or technologies used by a search engine with our express consent).
- In some cases, it is necessary for our employees, contractors, or agents to access your account and content in order to diagnose a problem. When you contact our support team, it is implied that you are allowing us to access your account if necessary, in order to be helpful. If you wish to receive assistance without granting permission to your account, please specify as much in your communication with our support team and those requests will be honored to the extent possible.
- In connection with providing you the Service, we may transfer, store and process your Content in the U.S. By using the Service, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your Content.
- Ownership. For purposes of these Terms: (i) "Content" means any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, links, created tasks and associated information, text, files and other content or materials; and (ii) "User Content" means any Content that Account holders (including you) provide to be made available through the Services. Content includes without limitation User Content.
Content Ownership of the Content We Make
Unless otherwise stated, all materials contained on or within the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, code, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials (collectively, "Catalyst Content"), as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and unauthorized use of Catalyst Content may violate such laws and these Terms. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, we do not grant any express or implied rights to use Catalyst Content. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, display, reverse engineer, sell, or participate in any sale of, rent, lease, loan, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, Catalyst Content, the Services or any related software or Client Software as defined above, except as expressly stated in these Terms. You agree not to remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark, or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries.
Rights in User Content
We claim no ownership rights over the Content submitted or created exclusively by you in your Catalyst Service account. Any Content that is yours remains yours. These Terms of Service do not grant us any licenses or rights to your Content except for the limited rights needed for us to provide the Catalyst Service to you. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may access Content to determine how we can improve our Service, and to determine customer satisfaction.
Similarly, any reporting data we collect from your use of the Catalyst Service remains yours. By using the Catalyst Service you agree that we can use this data to provide the Catalyst Service to you, and you also agree that as long as the data is anonymized and does not identify you, we can combine this data with the anonymized data of other companies to provide benchmarking, public reports or to otherwise use it to provide the Catalyst Service.
Alerts and Notification
As part of the Services we provide, you may (if enabled) receive push notifications, text messages, alerts, emails, or other types of messages directly sent to you outside or inside the App ("Notifications"). You have control over the Notifications settings, and can opt in or out of these Notifications through the Services (with the possible exception of infrequent, important service announcements and administrative messages).
- Some of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions, and you hereby agree that we may place such advertising and promotions on the Service or on, about, or in conjunction with your Content. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you.
- You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.
- The Catalyst Technology name and logo are our trademarks, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are our service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from us.
- Although it is our intention for the Service to be available as much as possible, there will be occasions when the Service may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, for unscheduled downtime, for system and server failures, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment. Consequently, we encourage you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, we are not a backup service and you agree that you will not rely on the Service for the purposes of Content backup or storage. We will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services, or the loss of any Content. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of Content or other information may not be secure.
- You agree that we are not responsible for, and do not endorse, Content posted within the Service. We do not have any obligation to prescreen, monitor, edit, or remove any Content. If your Content violates these Terms, you may bear legal responsibility for that Content.
Subject to your agreement and continuing compliance with these Terms and any of our other relevant policies, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable limited license to use the Service solely for its intended purposes. You agree not to use the Service for any other purpose.
This license is revocable at any time. This license is subject to these Terms and does not include:
- The distribution, public performance, or public display of Our Content;
- Modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Services or Our Content, or any portion thereof;
- Use of any scraping, data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods;
- Downloading (other than page caching) any portion of the Services, Our Content, or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Services;
- Accessing our API with an unauthorized or third-party client; and
- Any use of the Services or Our Content other than for their intended purposes.
- Any use of the Services or Our Content other than as specifically authorized in these Terms, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license to use our Service and Site granted in these Terms.
It is our policy not to accept or consider content, information, ideas, suggestions, or other materials other than those we
have specifically requested and to which certain specific terms, conditions and requirements may apply. This is to avoid any
misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we have developed or are developing independently. If, despite our
policy, you choose to send us content, information, ideas, suggestions, or other materials, you further agree to the
For all reviews, comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted, or offered to us via our Service, our sites, by e-mail or telephone, by mail, or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Service (collectively, "User Submissions") you grant us a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use the User Submissions however we desire, including without limitation, to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and/or sell and/or distribute such User Submissions and/or incorporate such User Submissions into any form, medium, or technology throughout the world.
We will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publish, display, and distribute any User Submissions you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any User Submissions in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any User Submissions; or (3) to respond to any User Submissions. You agree that any User Submissions submitted by you to us will not violate the right of any third party, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary right(s), and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You further agree that no User Submissions submitted by you to us will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, threatening, abusive or obscene material, or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any form of "spam".
By using this Service, you agree to the above terms regarding User Submissions. Please note that User Submissions shall not under any circumstances be considered User Content as defined in paragraph 1, subsection b. in this section.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The service, including, without limitation, our content, is provided on an "as is", "as available", and "with all faults" basis. to the fullest extent permissible by law, neither we nor any of our employees, managers, officers, contractors, suppliers, licensors, or agents (collectively, the "Catalyst parties") make any representations or warranties or endorsements of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, as to: (a) the service; (b) our content; (c) user content; or (d) security associated with the transmission of information to us or via the service. in addition, the Catalyst parties hereby disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, title, custom, trade, quiet enjoyment, system integration, and freedom from computer virus.
By accessing or using the service you represent and warrant that your activities are lawful in every jurisdiction where you access or use the service.
The Catalyst parties do not endorse content and specifically disclaim any responsibility or liability to any person or entity for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability, or other cause of any kind or character based upon or resulting from any content.
Any attempt by you to disrupt or interfere with the service including undermining or manipulating the legitimate operation of any of our sites or service is a violation of our policy and may be a violation of criminal and civil laws.
Without limiting any other remedies, we may limit, suspend, terminate, modify, or delete accounts or access to the service or portions thereof if you are, or we suspect that you are, failing to comply with any terms of service or for any actual or suspected illegal or improper use of the service, with or without notice to you. you can lose your account and any user content as a result of account termination or limitation, as well as any benefits, privileges, earned items, and purchased items associated with your use of the service, and we are under no obligation to compensate you for any such losses or results.
Without limiting our other remedies, we may limit, suspend, or terminate the service and user accounts or portions thereof, prohibit access to our services and sites, and their content, and tools, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to prevent users from accessing the service if we believe that they are creating risk or possible legal liabilities, infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our terms or policies. additionally, we may, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate accounts of users who may be repeat infringers of third party intellectual property rights.
We reserve the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Service or a particular part of the Service at any time either permanently or temporarily. In such event, we shall not be required to provide refunds, benefits or other compensation to users in connection with such discontinued elements of the Service.
Limitation of Liability; Waiver
Under no circumstances will the Catalyst parties be liable to you for any loss or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, for any direct, indirect, economic, exemplary, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential losses or damages) that are directly or indirectly related to: (a) the service; (b) our content; (c) user content; (d) your use of, inability to use, or the performance of the service; (e) any action taken in connection with an investigation by the Catalyst parties or law enforcement authorities regarding your or any other party's use of the service; (f) any action taken in connection with copyright or other intellectual property owners; (g) any errors or omissions in the service's operation; or (h) any damage to any user's computer, mobile device, or other equipment or technology including, without limitation, damage from any security breach or from any virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer line or network failure or any other technical or other malfunction, including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of data, work stoppage, accuracy of results, or computer failure or malfunction, even if foreseeable or even if the Catalyst parties have been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action of contract, negligence, strict liability or tort (including, without limitation, whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of god, telecommunications failure, or theft or destruction of the service). In no event will the Catalyst parties be liable to you or anyone else for loss, damage or injury, including, without limitation, death or personal injury. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event will the Catalyst parties total liability to you for all damages, losses or causes or action exceed one hundred united states dollars ($100.00).
You agree that in the event you incur any damages, losses, or injuries that arise out of our acts or omissions, the damages, if any, caused to you are not irreparable or sufficient to entitle you to an injunction preventing any exploitation of any web site, service, property, product, or other content owned or controlled by the Catalyst parties, and you will have no rights to enjoin or restrain the development, production, distribution, advertising, exhibition, or exploitation of any web site, property, product, service, or other content owned or controlled by the Catalyst parties.
We are not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of third parties, and you release the Catalyst parties from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against any such third parties.
You (and also any third party for whom you operate an account or activity on the Service) agree to defend (at our request), indemnify, and hold the Catalyst Parties harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any of the following (including as a result of your direct activities on the Service or those conducted on your behalf):
- your Content or your access to or use of the Service;
- your breach or alleged breach of these Terms;
- your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property, or privacy right;
- your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances, or orders of any governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including, without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities; or
- any misrepresentation made by you.
You will cooperate as fully required by us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without our prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that the cost of any such defense will be at your sole and exclusive expense.
Except if you opt-out or for disputes relating to your or our intellectual property (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents ("Excluded Disputes"), you agree that all disputes between you and us (whether or not such dispute involves a third party) with regard to your relationship with us, including without limitation disputes related to these Terms, your use of the Service, and/or rights of privacy and/or publicity, will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration under the American Arbitration Association's rules for arbitration of consumer-related disputes and you and we hereby expressly waive trial by jury. You may bring claims only on your own behalf. Neither you nor we will participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by this agreement. You also agree not to participate in claims brought by a private attorney, in a general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person's account, if we are a party to the proceeding. This dispute resolution provision will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. In the event the American Arbitration Association is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within one hundred and sixty (160) days of filing the case, then either we or you can elect to have the arbitration administered instead by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction. Any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrator will not have authority to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms.
You may opt out of this agreement to arbitrate, as specified above. If you do so, neither you nor we can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify us in writing within 30 days of the date that you first became subject to this arbitration provision. You must use this address to opt out:
Catalyst Technology LLC
Attn: Privacy Agent
4428 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
You must include your name and residence address, the phone number and username that you use for your account, and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this arbitration agreement.
If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this Arbitration section will be null and void. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
Time Limitation on Claims
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with us must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.
Governing Law and Venue
These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. For any action at law or in equity relating to the arbitration provision of these Terms, the Excluded Disputes or if you opt out of the agreement to arbitrate, you agree to resolve any dispute you have with us exclusively in a district or federal court located in Washington, DC, and to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in the District of Columbia for the purpose of litigating all such disputes.
We may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without notice, for any reason.
Severability and No Waiver
If any provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable during arbitration or by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. No waiver of any of these Terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
If you are using the Service on behalf of a legal entity, you represent that you are authorized to enter into an agreement on behalf of that legal entity. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and us. You will not assign the Terms or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without our prior written consent. Any purported assignment or delegation by you without our appropriate prior written consent will be null and void. We may assign these Terms or any rights hereunder without your consent and the Terms will inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by our successor. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice will act to modify the Terms. These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.
The information provided within the Service is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Service or any portion of the Service, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service, or other feature that we provide.
Software related to or made available by the Service may be subject to United States export controls. Thus, no software from the Service may be downloaded, exported, or re-exported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading any software related to the Service, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of, any such country or on any such list.