Kids Read Now SMS Texting Terms of Service
Updated 2022-0414

Message & Data Rates May Apply.

Description of the Services
Kids Read Now sends text messages to parents (‘you’’, “guardian”) who will receive free books for your child/children as part of the in-home reading program we manage and which is sponsored or paid for by your school. We ask for you to send a text message to report book(s) read by your child/children or to request help or other support services to allow us to mail free-to-keep-books to your home.

There are 3 ways for parents to reach us for HELP, questions, and support: 

To OPT OUT or Terminate bi-directional text messages from us:
You may terminate any of the Services or subscriptions at any time by texting STOP to 576576

Frequency of Messaging

By using the Services you agree to these Terms of Service set forth below. We may modify these Terms of Service from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, without liability to you, any other user, or any third party. Please visit this page frequently to check for changes in these Terms of Service. The date of the last update will be posted at the top of these Terms of Service for your convenience. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes your full acceptance of those changes. Please note: Message & Data Rates May Apply.

Contact
If you have any additional questions regarding this Agreement, please feel free to contact us any time at info@kidsreadnow.org 

Terminating Service By Kids Read Now 
You agree that Kids Read Now, at its sole discretion, may at any time terminate your use of all or any portion of the Services and/or change its content offering made available through the Services, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with this Agreement. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services.

Kids Read Now provides text message-based services such as reading tips and announcements. You acknowledge and agree that the Services are for your personal use only. 

Kids Read Now occasionally provides links or access to websites, services or properties owned by third parties (collectively “Third Party Links”). Kids Read Now does not own or operate such Third Party Links and is not responsible for the content or performance of any Third Party Links. Kids Read Now does not share, rent or sell any Personally Identifiable Information with any third party.

Access to the Services
In order to use the Services, you must have a mobile communications subscription with a participating carrier or otherwise have access to a mobile communications network for which Kids Read Now makes the Services available as well as any carrier services necessary to send text messages, and pay any service fees associated with any such access. YOUR CARRIER’S TEXT MESSAGING RATES WILL APPLY TO ALL TEXT MESSAGE COMMUNICATIONS MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES. ACCORDINGLY, ALL PRICING, BILLING, REFUND AND OTHER RELATED INQUIRIES AND SUPPORT MUST BE DIRECTED TO YOUR CARRIER’S CUSTOMER SUPPORT TEAM.

Supported Carriers include: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, US Cellular.
The Wireless Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

In addition, you must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the Services, including, but not limited to, a mobile handset or other mobile access device that is in working order and suitable for use in connection with the Service.

If any upgrade in or to the Services requires changes in your equipment or software, you must effect these changes at your own expense. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new or additional features that augment or enhance the current Services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Kids Read Now reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, suspend, limit the use of, discontinue or permanently cancel all or any portion of the Services. Kids Read Now uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the Services are always available. However, there will be occasions when the Services will be interrupted for maintenance, upgrades and emergency repairs or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment that are beyond our control. By using the Services, you agree that Kids Read Now will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.

Conduct
You agree to not use the Services to transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials or “spam”. You agree not to assume the identity of any individual other than yourself or to use a mobile telephone number belonging to a third party without their permission. You agree not to use the Services in any way which: (i) restricts or inhibits any other users from using and enjoying the Services; (ii) transmits a virus or other harmful component, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any software, hardware, telecommunications equipment or system; (iii) is intended to violate system integrity, including the use of any device, software or routine to interfere with the proper working of the Services; (iv) monitors or copies content from the Services by using any robot, spider, crawler or other automatic device or manual process, without our prior written permission; (v) imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vi) involves fraudulent or illegal activities; (vii) transmits content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party, including through the selection of a user or screen name or (viii) is intended to harass or annoy others.

Privacy
Our collection of information from you, such as your mobile phone number, is subject to our privacy policy, which is incorporated herein. You understand that through your use of the Service you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information.

Submissions
Any comments, feedback, notes, messages, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, “Comments”) sent by you to Kids Read Now shall be and remain the exclusive property of Kids Read Now. Your submission of any such Comments shall constitute an assignment to Kids Read Now of all worldwide right, title and interest in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Comments. Kids Read Now will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, publish and distribute any Comments you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any Comments that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork. You agree not to submit any Comments that may be submitted in violation of law or any agreement or obligation to keep the content of such Comments confidential. Kids Read Now expressly disclaims any interest in any Comments that you are not authorized to submit. Of course, any information you submit which personally identifies you will be subject to our Privacy Policy.

Trademarks, Names, and Logos
All trademarks, names and logos used on Kids Read Now’s website or are owned by us or Kids Read Now’s third-party licensors (unless otherwise stated). Your use of the Services and our website does not allow you to infringe those rights or the rights of the third parties which may exist in material contained in this site. No license is expressly impliedly granted within or as a result of your use of the Services or our website. Without Kids Read Now’s prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the Kids Read Now trademarks, names and logo.

Copyright Infringement
Kids Read Now is not responsible for any violations of any intellectual property rights by any user of the Services. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed by another user, please contact us info@kidsreadnow.org. Upon receiving your complaint, we may, in our sole discretion, terminate the account of the user who appears to be infringing your intellectual property rights.

Age Requirements and Service Limitations

Disclaimer of Warranty
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. KIDS READ NOW AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. KIDS READ NOW AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; AND (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.

Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT KIDS READ NOW AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF KIDS READ NOW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (ii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR (iv) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Kids Read Now and its affiliates, and their employees, officers, directors, contractors, agents, licensors and suppliers, from all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that arise from (i) use or misuse of the Services by you or any person to whom you have granted access to the Services, (ii) your violation of any of these Terms of Services, or (iii) any other activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct). Kids Read Now reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to defense by you, in which event you will cooperate with Kids Read Now Technology and its counsel in the conduct of such defense.

Miscellaneous
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of the Terms of Service and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Kids Read Now in any respect whatsoever. Kids Read Now may transfer, assign or delegate these Terms of Service and the rights and obligations hereunder without your consent.

These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without regard to its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service or your use of the Services shall be filed only in the federal courts located in the State of Ohio, or state courts located in the county of Miami and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. 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 Services or these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

This Agreement constitutes the entire texting agreement between you and Kids Read Now with respect to your use of the texting Services for the reading program for your child.

A downloadable PDF of this document is available here.