Terms of Service
This website is moderated by Enlightnotes. All of the Terms of Service explained herein that refer to the website or “Service” apply equally to the use of our website.
The Terms of Service set forth below are binding on all users of this website. By directing your browser to this website or otherwise accessing the pages of this website, you accept these Terms of Service. Enlightnotes may change the Terms of Service, or may modify or discontinue the website or services offered thereon, at any time at its sole discretion. Enlightnotes reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deny further or continuing access to the website or Service to any visitor, including, without limitation, any user that Enlightnotes determines has violated any aspect of these Terms of Service. LitCharts reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to seek and obtain any other remedies available to it pursuant to any applicable laws and regulations as a result of your breach of these Terms of Service.
We do not collect any data or other personally identifiable information from any users. Parents and legal guardians using the website and/or purchasing a subscription on behalf of a child are entirely responsible for their child’s use of the website, including all fees and legal liability that they incur.
Free Registered User Accounts
Enlightnotes users can create free registered user accounts to access certain features available to logged in free registered users. Enlightnotes free registered user accounts are different from paid membership subscription accounts, which give users access to premium content.
Enlightnotes Membership Subscription
Access to a lot of Enlightnotes features is free, but if you would like to upgrade to a paid membership subscription, the following terms apply.
Billing and Payment
Enlightnotes bills you through an online account. You agree to pay Enlightnotes all charges associated with your paid subscription using this online account. You agree to maintain current, complete, and accurate information for your billing account at any time you have a subscription. In addition, you authorize us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for your credit or debit card as provided by your credit or debit card issuer. Enlightnotes may change the membership subscription price from time to time, such as by offering discounts for promotional purposes.
(1) Your subscription for the Service will continue indefinitely until you cancel it via your Account Settings page. After your initial subscription period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically continue for an additional equivalent period. You agree that your account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature. In the event of a price increase, we will notify you before your subscription automatically renews. If you do not wish for your account to renew automatically you can cancel your account at any time. For step-by-step guidelines on how to cancel, please see our Help Center.
(2) By subscribing, you authorise Enlightnotes to charge your credit card, debit card or other payment method when your subscription begins. Your payment method will be charged automatically again at the beginning of any subsequent subscription period, including any sales or similar taxes imposed on your subscription payments. Upon the renewal of your subscription, if Enlightnotes does not receive payment, you agree that Enlightnotes may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your payment method provider until payment is received or you cancel your subscription. Upon receipt of payment, your account will be reactivated and will continue to be charged automatically for each renewal period until you cancel.
(1) Enlightnotes subscribers can cancel existing subscriptions at any time at least 24 hours before the next subscription renewal date. Canceling means we will not renew your account or bill you again at the end of your current subscription period. For step-by-step guidelines on how to cancel, please see our Help Center.
(2) If you cancel your subscription, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current subscription term and your subscription will not be renewed thereafter. However, you won’t be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period.
Enlightnotes subscription fees are generally not refundable. We may choose to offer a refund, on a case-by-case basis, and at our sole discretion.
Enlightnotes explicitly does not offer refunds in the following circumstances:
If a user discovers that Enlightnotes does not cover the material they need or expected to find on our service.
If a user has confirmed his or her email address and logged in, even if only once. As a subscriber, you have access to all of our premium subscribers-only content immediately. Enlightnotes subscription covers access to our content, regardless of how often or whether you use it.
Subscribers have complete control over initiating, cancelling, and reactivating subscriptions. This means that as a subscriber, you can easily:
Cancel your subscription at any time at least 24 hours before the next subscription renewal date.
Enlightnotes cannot and does not guarantee that any personally identifiable information provided to us will not become public under any circumstances.
Access and Proprietary Rights
So long as you comply with these Terms of Service, you are authorized to access, use, download, and reprint copies of information and materials available on the website and Service only for purposes of your personal and educational use. You acknowledge that the Service contains information that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the Australian copyright laws, and Enlightnotes owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content.
Uploading and Distributing Digital Copies Publicly is Prohibited
You may not upload, post, reproduce or distribute digital versions of the Content protected by copyright on any publicly accessible technology platform, including web pages and mobile apps, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other proprietary right.
Creating Derivative Works is Prohibited
You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, including use for creative work or to sell or promote other products.
Automated Downloads are Not Permitted
The use of software or other means of automating the process of downloading any or all of our content is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right at our sole discretion to refuse service, cancel subscriptions, terminate accounts, and ban users who violate this clause. No refunds will be issued in the event of a ban or account closure for this reason.
Sharing Account Information is Not Permitted
Account login information may not be shared or transferred to anyone other than the original subscriber or account holder.
Authorized Access Only
In certain instances, Enlightnotes may agree to provide you with access to secure, password protected pages of the website. Such access is restricted to authorized users only; any attempt by you to access these areas without authorization may subject you to criminal or civil liability.
Enlightnotes and other identifying marks of LitCharts are proprietary to Enlightnotes. You may not use these marks for any purpose without the express prior written consent of Enlightnotes.
This website may contain links to other websites that are not operated or controlled by Enlightnotes. Use of these links to access other Internet sites is at your own risk. Enlightnotes is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or quality of any information or services provided or products sold at these sites. Enlightnotes establishes links to other websites for the convenience of its users; however, such links are not intended to be an endorsement of other websites.
Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability
Enlightnotes does not guarantee that files available for viewing or downloading through the website and Service will be free of contaminating or damaging code such as viruses, trap doors and the like. Enlightnotes does not endorse content, nor warrant the accuracy, completeness, correctness, timeliness or usefulness of any opinions, advice, content, services, or merchandise provided through the website and Service or on the Internet generally. Any details as to products, including product descriptions, benefits, quality and performance are provided by the supplier or manufacturer of the product and are reproduced for the convenience of our users. This information is not verified or substantiated by Enlightnotes and Enlightnotes is not responsible for any inaccuracies or omissions.
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE AND PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH IT, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,”WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. LITCHARTS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: 1) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; AND 2) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LITCHARTS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES LITCHARTS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA. LITCHARTS MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM LITCHARTS OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NEITHER LITCHARTS NOR ANY OF ITS PARTNERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE SERVICE OR INABILITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO OR USE THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE OR OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY.
Arbitration and Governing Law
The exclusive means of resolving any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service (including any alleged breach thereof), the Service, or the website shall be BINDING ARBITRATION administered by the American Arbitration Association. The one exception to the exclusivity of arbitration is that you have the right to bring an individual claim against the Company in a small-claims court of competent jurisdiction. But whether you choose arbitration or small-claims court, you may not under any circumstances commence or maintain against the Company any class action, class arbitration, or other representative action or proceeding.
By using the website or the Service in any manner, you agree to the above arbitration agreement. In doing so, YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend any claims between you and the Company (except for matters that may be taken to small-claims court). YOU ALSO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR OTHER CLASS PROCEEDING. Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR, NOT A JUDGE OR JURY. You are entitled to a fair hearing before the arbitrator. The arbitrator can grant any relief that a court can, but you should note that arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.
Any proceeding to enforce this arbitration agreement, including any proceeding to confirm, modify, or vacate an arbitration award, may be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event that this arbitration agreement is for any reason held to be unenforceable, any litigation against the Company (except for small-claims court actions) may be commenced only in the federal or state courts located in New York County, New York. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of those courts for such purposes.
This Agreement, and any dispute between you and the Company, shall be governed by the laws of the state of New York without regard to principles of conflicts of law, provided that this arbitration agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
Your use of this website is governed by all applicable laws and regulations of the United States and any state and locality having jurisdiction. Information on this website may be subject to U.S. export control restrictions. Your use of this website may be subject to the laws of other countries if you are not located in the United States.
You agree to indemnify and hold Enlightnotes, its partners, agents, affiliates and content partners harmless from any dispute which may arise from a breach of terms of this Agreement, which includes losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from third party claims relating to (a) your use of the Service or website (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms.
Your use of the website and Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Enlightnotes retains the right, at Enlightnotes’s sole discretion, to determine whether or not your conduct is consistent with this Agreement and Enlightnotes’s operating rules or policies and may terminate your access to and use of the website and/or Service if your conduct is found to be inconsistent with this Agreement, such rules or policies.
We reserve the right at our sole discretion to refuse service, cancel subscriptions, issue refunds, terminate accounts, and ban users who do not follow our guidelines. Without limitation, Enlightnotes reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Service.
You agree and consent to receive email messages from us. These emails may be transactional or relationship communications relating to the website, such as administrative notices and service announcements or changes, or emails containing commercial offers, promotions, or special offers from us or third-party partners.
Enlightnotes will publicize any necessary notices by posting them on the website. You authorize Enlightnotes to send notices via electronic mail as well if Enlightnotes decides, in its sole discretion, to do so. You agree to check the website for notices, and that You will be considered to have received a notice when it is made available to You by posting on the Site.
Changes to Terms of Service
Enlightnotes reserves the right to modify or amend this policy at any time by posting the revised Terms of Service on our website. The changes will only affect the information we collect after the effective date of the change unless we clearly express otherwise.