Conditions for use

1. Introduction

Welcome to Lewins, an online service that allows you to practice your spoken language skills with like-minded people from around the world.

The following Terms of Use constitute a contractual agreement between you and Lewins ("www.lewins.com", "we" or "us"). The Terms of Use, together with the Site Policies, are referred to as the "Agreement" and as the "Terms of Use" or "Terms". Certain defined terms used in this Agreement are available here. By visiting or using the services available on the domain and subdomains of www.Lewins.com (the "Site"), you agree to be legally bound by this Agreement. We encourage you to periodically review the Terms of Use and linked information for updates.

We encourage you to periodically review the Terms of Use and linked Information for updates, as we may make changes to these Terms from time to time. When we do, we will revise the "last updated" date indicated above. It is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically and to be aware of any changes. The then-current version of these Terms will supersede any prior versions. You agree that your continued use of our Services following the posting of such changes to our Services constitutes your acceptance of these revised Terms.

Member's presence on Lewins implies full acceptance of any revisions or modifications to these Terms.

The Blog is hosted on a different domain called "www.effortless-learning.com".

2. interpretation:

"User": means any person using the Website.

"Practice Sessions": means a one-to-one session between two Users conducted through the facilities available on our Website.

In these Terms, words meaning the singular include the plural and vice versa, words meaning the masculine include the feminine and neuter and vice versa, and words meaning persons include legal entities, unincorporated associations and partnerships.

3. price

Registration and use of lewins.com services is free of charge.

4. changes and availability of the website

4.1 We reserve the absolute right to change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site or the services offered through it, including access to it. Unless expressly stated, any new features on the Site, including but not limited to the release of new services, are subject to the Terms.

4.2 We will endeavor to make the Site available at all times, but cannot guarantee that the Site will operate continuously or without interruption or that it will be error-free. Users must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site and, in particular, Users must not attempt to bypass security, tamper with, hack into or otherwise interfere with any computer system, server, website, router or other device connected to the Internet.

5. applicability of online materials

5.1 The Site is controlled and operated by us from our offices in Switzerland. We make no representation that the Site or its content is appropriate or available for use in other countries. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk.

5.2 For content protected by intellectual property rights, such as photos and videos (IP Content), subject to your privacy and application preferences, you expressly grant us the following permission: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP Content you post on or in connection with Facebook, Google or Twitter (IP License). This IP License terminates if you delete your IP Content or account, unless your content has been shared with others and they have not deleted it.

6 Links

We may provide hypertext links to other sites on the Internet operated by others who we believe offer services and/or products that are complementary to those we offer. We make no representations whatsoever about any other sites that users may access through this Site or that may link to the Site. When a user accesses another site, he or she does so on the condition that:

  • i. it is independent from this Site and that we have no control over the content or availability of that site;
  • ii. a link to another site does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such site;
  • iii. we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Any concerns regarding an external link should be directed to the respective site administrator or webmaster.

lewins.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by placing ads and links to effortless-learning.com. The same applies to ClickBank, AWIN Inc, Rakuten Advertising, Preply Inc. and The Linguist Institute Ltd.

7. rules for registration and messaging

7.1 In order to participate in the practice sessions, users must register with us. Any personal information provided to us as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with us will be collected, stored and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

7.2 Users must register with a valid personal email address that they access regularly in order to receive moderation emails. If a user registers with someone else's email address or with temporary email addresses, their registration may be terminated without notice. We may ask users to reconfirm their registration if we believe they have used an invalid email address. We reserve the right to terminate a registration if a user is found to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) to attempt to hide the use of registrations.

7.3 Users agree to use the Instant Messaging and Practice Sessions Services in accordance with the following rules ("the Rules"):

  • - No disruptive, abusive or offensive behavior: Contributions must be constructive and courteous, not made maliciously or with the intent to cause annoyance.
  • - No unlawful or offensive conduct: Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
  • - No spamming or off-topic material: discussions should be relevant to the topic at hand and must not contain unsolicited promotional material.
  • - No Advertising or Promotion: We do not allow advertising, promotions, or posting of other website addresses.
  • - No Impersonation.
  • - No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive, etc.) usernames.

7.4 Users may not use the instant messaging facility to transmit or share defamatory or illegal material of any kind. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Submitting or sharing material with the intent to commit or promote an illegal act is strictly prohibited. Users agree to submit or share only submissions that are their own original work. Users shall not infringe, plagiarize or violate the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademark rights, trade secrets, privacy rights, personal rights or proprietary rights.

7.5 Lewins reserves the right to remove any content or accounts that we deem vulgar, contrary to the spirit of language learning, or in violation of any party's intellectual property, other proprietary rights, or these Terms of Use, without notice, compensation, or refund.

8. disclaimers and limitation of liability

8.1 The views expressed by users are their own and, unless expressly stated, are not shared by us. We are not responsible for any information provided by users through the Website.

8.2 We are not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites accessible through the Website. Any links to third party websites on the Site do not constitute an endorsement of that site by us and a user's use of that site is at its own risk.

8.3 The Site and all materials and information on it (including information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons relating to us, our products and services (or to third party products and services)) are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations, warranties and guarantees (whether express or implied), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We do not warrant the timeliness, completeness or performance of the Site or the Content. Although we endeavor to ensure that all Content provided by us is correct at the time of publication, we accept no responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccurate Content on the Website.

8.4 Nothing in the Terms limits or excludes our liability for death or personal injury caused by our proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, we shall not be liable for any consequences, loss or damage of any kind arising (whether such damage or loss was foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise) out of or in connection with the viewing, use or performance of the Website or its content, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause and whether caused by us or our servants or agents or any other person. This includes (but is not limited to) loss of data, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill or damage to reputation, losses suffered by third parties, or any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising out of the use of the Site, regardless of the form of action.

8.5 We do not warrant that the Website or any aspect of it will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. All Users acknowledge that it is their responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to meet their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output.

8.6 Users are responsible for ensuring that their computer systems meet all relevant technical specifications required to use the Website and that they are compatible with the Website. Users also understand that we cannot and do not guarantee that any material available for downloading from the Site will be free of infection, viruses and/or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to meet their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output.

8.7 We are not responsible for any consequences resulting directly or indirectly from any action or inaction you take based on the information, services or other materials available on or through this Site.

9. data protection

These Terms do not transfer from Lewins to you or any third party any Lewins intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Lewins. Lewins, www.lewins.com, the Logo and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with www.leiwns.com or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lewins or licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Site may be trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Site grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Lewins or third-party trademarks.

10 General

You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, noting that access to the content of this Site may not be legal for certain persons or in certain countries. Lewins shall not be deemed to have modified or waived any of our rights or remedies under the Terms of Service unless the modification or waiver is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Lewins. No delay or omission by Lewins in exercising its rights or remedies shall prejudice its rights or be construed as a waiver. The single or partial exercise of any right or remedy shall not preclude the further exercise of any other right or remedy. If any portion of the Terms of Use is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be given effect to the fullest extent possible and the remainder shall continue in full force and effect. You will not transfer, assign or delegate any of your rights or obligations (including your Account) under the Terms of Service to anyone without Lewins' express written consent, and any attempt to do so will be null and void. Lewins may assign this Agreement in its sole discretion.

The exercise of one right or remedy, in whole or in part, shall not preclude the further exercise of any other right or remedy. If any portion of the Terms of Use is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion will be enforced to the maximum extent possible and the remainder will continue in full force and effect. You will not transfer, assign or delegate any of your rights or obligations (including your Account) under the Terms of Service to anyone without Lewins's express written consent, and any attempt to do so will be null and void. Lewins may assign this Agreement in its sole discretion.

11 Termination

Lewins may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your lewins.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination will survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnification, and limitations of liability.