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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS

Know your rights and obligations as a Knowist / contributor / seller at The Knowery

The Knowery is a marketplace for digital assets. The Knowery’s goal is to facilitate the global exchange of ideas and resources. The Knowery’s mission is to empower our users with resources and access to information and our contributors  by providing a platform for uploading content and assets for economic gains.

 

SCOPE

Your use of our platform by way of uploading content to The Knowery, and our provision of the service associated with our platform to you, constitutes an agreement by you and The Knowery to be bound by the terms and conditions in these Terms of Service.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to upload content and sell at The Knowery, you have to:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age

  2. Register as a Knowist / contributor and have your account in good standing (no suspensions due to violations or unresolved disputes)

  3. Agree to our Knowist Terms and Conditions and our General Terms and Conditions

  4. Have a Payoneer account to get paid

  5. If you are uploading on behalf of your employer or a company, you have the authority to bind the organization to these Terms on your employer’s / the company’s behalf

 

FEES, PAYMENTS and TAXES

Sales Tax

The Knowery is based in the US, however, as required by some countries or states, The Knowery collects sales tax (also known as VAT, GST, JCT or QST) on downloadable digital items. Buyers pay the taxes applicable, The Knowery collects and remits them to relevant tax authorities. As a contributor, you are not responsible for adding the sales tax to your listing. The Knowery employs an automatic calculation method based on the buyer’s location.

Fees and Payments

If you are a U.S. person, you must submit a W-9 form to be paid.

If you are a non-U.S. person, you must submit the appropriate W-8 form to be paid.

The Knowery shall pay you commissions for each unique download of asset for which The Knowery receives payment. Read more about our current commission structure here. Payments and reports will be remitted every Friday should you have chosen our weekly withdrawal schedule or on every 15th and 30th of each month should you have chosen the bi-montly withdrawal schedule. We will notify you if there are any reporting delays encountered.

If The Knowery makes an overpayment of commissions to you for any reason, we reserve the right to deduct the amount of such overpayment from your accrued payout or to demand the immediate repayment of such overpaid commissions.

By using our platform to upload your content for sale, you agree to abide by our posted payment terms, schedule and fees. Contributor fees in the form of commission collected by The Knowery from each sale will automatically be withheld and deducted from your total remittance scheduled according to your assigned periodic sales calculation. Read about our current fees and schedule here.

Income Tax

You will be solely responsible for all applicable income taxes imposed by any jurisdiction as a result of any economic gain from your assets purchased by users from The Knowery. We will issue 1099-K Forms to US based contributors upon request subject to meeting certain sales thresholds. If you are not a US contributor, you are not eligible to receive 1099-K Forms.

The Knowery reserves the right to review asset uploads and accounts at any time and stop payment for sales to any account that violates our Contributors Terms and Condidtions.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Please view our Privacy Policies here

SECURITY AND STORAGE

The security of your Personal Information and your assets are important to us, and we make all reasonable efforts applicable to safeguard and backup your information and assets. While we always commit to use leading industry measures in our storage, backup, payment system and information collection, remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information and assets, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You acknowledge that you provide your information and upload your assets at your own risk. You acknowledge that The Knowery won’t be liable to you for any damages that may arise from using our storage and security methods. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary).

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All the original content is owned by the contributors of The Knowery or their licensors. The edited content from edits made by The Knowery Team to the original content for the sole purpose of enhancing the asset for sale as pre-agreed between the Contributor and The Knowery is owned by The Knowery, which means that the contributors of The Knowery have the right to claim an infringement of the content in the event that a third party exploits the original material contrary to this agreement and The Knowery has the right to claim a copyright infringement in the event that the edits made by The Knowery is exploited by a Contributor or a third party contrary to this agreement.

We comply with the parts of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that are applicable to online service channels.

If you believe that any content infringes third-party rights or does not comply with these Terms, you can use our support page to reports copyright infringement complaints.

The Knowery has no knowledge of any protected rights belonging to third parties being comprised by this Agreement; however, The Knowery LLC cannot guarantee that such rights do not exist.

All rights not expressly granted in this agreement are reserved by The Knowery.

 

CONTENT USAGE AND PROHIBITIONS

The Knowery welcomes any eligible Contributor to upload assets or content that they own or have the rights and permission to do so. By uploading content to The Knowery, you give us a limited, worldwide and non-exclusive license to publish, distribute and monetize your content at The Knowery. Non-exclusive license does not apply to assets you explicitly accepted to be published exclusively at The Knowery, such as the exclusive assets outlined in our Contributor Income Structure or assets that are meant for our Exclusive Category.

Contributors are responsible for every content they post. Content submitted by Contributors must not contain any copyrighted material and any material or marks that are owned by third parties unless the Contributor has the permission or license to do so. If content submission contains copyrighted material and / or trademarks, a release from the copyright / trademark owners must accompany your submission. Content submitted must not contain any viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code.

You acknowledge that the content you upload must not infringe on intellectual property rights, privacy rights, rights of publicity, or moral rights. You warrant to us that the content is neither obscene nor defamatory, and does not violate any applicable laws.

Content submission must be free from your own watermark / website name or copyright notice.

By uploading your assets to The Knowery, you hereby grant to each user who is authorized to access your asset a non-exclusive license, or exclusive license where explicitly stated, to access and use Your asset under the terms indicated by You when You uploaded such content. 

Should you have opted to upload exclusive content to The Knowery for the purpose stated in our Contributor Income Structure, you must acknowledge and guarantee that The Knowery holds exclusive rights to publish and sell the asset(s) on our platform. The exclusive content may be published elsewhere but cannot, under any circumstances, be sold elsewhere, on your website or other third party sites or marketplaces in exchange for money or a purpose that is in direct competition to the purpose they hold at The Knowery. A take down notice of 15 business days must be provided to The Knowery by the Contributor in the event of withdrawal intent for any reason concerning the said exclusive content. We will process the take down within reasonable expectations.

Should you have opted to upload content that are meant to be sold as exclusive and transferable under our Exclusive Category, you must acknowledge and guarantee the rights to these assets and you must agree to release the rights to the purchaser of the asset upon completion of payment.

The Knowery reserves the right to refuse to accept or remove or delete Contributor Content at any time, at its sole discretion, without cause and without notice to You. The Knowery may refuse or remove content that The Knowery believes to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

License that The Knowery provided to previous purchasers of content that is voluntarily removed by you for any reason shall continue to be in full force and effect in perpetuity.

 

SELLER PROTECTION

Please read our General Terms and Conditions and our FAQs page here to view how The Knowery protects sellers from misappropriation or exploitation of their assets.

 

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIABILITY

The relationship of the parties is that of independent contractors. There is no relationship of partnership, joint venture, employment, franchise or agency created hereby between the parties.

The Knowery will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages, costs or losses that may arise from your access to or use of our platform. This includes all kinds of legal claims and all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary).

JURISDICTION AND ARBITRATION

These terms are governed by Wyoming, USA law. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this “Service Agreement”, including any disputes regarding the existence, validity or termination thereof, shall be settled exclusively by binding arbitration administrated by the state of Wyoming in the United States of America. You acknowledge and agree that you are waiving the right to litigation including a class action lawsuit, except for the right to bring an individual action in small claims court and the right to seek equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the infringement, misappropriation or violation of intellectual property rights.

Each party shall bear its own costs in the arbitration, and any disputes regarding apportionment of fees and costs shall be decided by the arbitrator.

If any individual provisions of this “Terms of Service Agreement” is found to be, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions should not be affected. Such provision should be revised only to the extent necessary to make them enforceable.

 

TERMINATION

We may update, modify, or even discontinue our services at any time. We will provide reasonable notice in the event of discontinuing the service.

The Knowery reserves the right to refuse to accept or remove or delete Contributor Content at any time, at its sole discretion, without cause and without notice to You. The Knowery may refuse or remove content that The Knowery believes to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

If you breach any of these Terms, your permission to use our platform and apps associated with The Knowery will terminate automatically.

NOTICES

All notices regarding this ”Knowist Agreement” should be sent to The Knowery LLC via email to know@theknowery.com.