Terms of Service

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K Network Consulting Inc. Terms of Service

K NETWORK CONSULTING INC. D/B/A HATCH CODING IN CANADA AND HATCH AMERICA IN THE UNITED STATES (“HATCH”) OWNS AND OPERATES THE WEBSITE LOCATED AT WWW.HATCHCODING.COM (“WEBSITE”), THE HATCH ONLINE SOFTWARE-AS-A-SERVICE PLATFORM. THESE TERMS OF SERVICE APPLY TO ALL USERS OF THE WEBSITE AND PLATFORM, AS WELL AS USERS WHO ENROL AND/OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS, INSTRUCTORS, PARENTS OF STUDENTS ENROLLED FOR A COURSE, USERS WHO UPLOAD/DOWNLOAD ANY MATERIALS TO THE WEBSITE, USERS WHO GENERATE CONTENT VIA THE WEBSITE, USERS WHO USE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR PLATFORM, AND USERS WHO SIMPLY VIEW THE CONTENT ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

BY USING THIS WEBSITE OR PLATFORM YOU INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, THEN DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE, PLATFORM OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT OR SERVICES.  THESE TERMS OF SERVICE MAY BE AMENDED OR UPDATED BY HATCH FROM TIME TO TIME WITHOUT NOTICE AND THE TERMS OF SERVICE MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT TO THIS WEBSITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THESE TERMS OF SERVICE FOR ANY CHANGES.  YOUR USE AFTER ANY AMENDMENTS OR UPDATES OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO AND ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH REVISED TERMS. ANY NEW FEATURES THAT MAY BE ADDED TO THIS WEBSITE AND SERVICES FROM TIME TO TIME WILL BE SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.  YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS PAGE PERIODICALLY TO REVIEW THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.

IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS OF SERVICE ON BEHALF OF A CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE NECESSARY RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE ON BEHALF OF SUCH CORPORATION OR ENTITY AND TO BIND SUCH CORPORATION OR ENTITY TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.

IF YOU ARE REGISTERING WITH US ON BEHALF OF A SCHOOL OR SCHOOL BOARD AND YOU REQUIRE AUTHORIZATION FROM YOUR SCHOOL TO USE THE SERVICE AND TO PROVIDE US WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENTS, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED SUCH AUTHORIZATION AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY US FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR NON-COMPLIANCE.

IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE SERVICE, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE HATCH WITH CERTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD OR STUDENTS (AS APPLICABLE). ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE TREATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR PRIVACY POLICY, THE TERMS OF WHICH ARE HEREBY INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO THIS AGREEMENT.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES OR REGISTER A STUDENT FOR A HATCH COURSE.

All personal information collected by Hatch in the registration process or in providing any services, including personal information about students, will be treated in accordance with the terms of the Hatch Privacy Policy, which you should read carefully. You hereby acknowledge that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy, and consent on your own behalf and on behalf of each Student you register for a Hatch Course, to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.


Except for the Website, Platform, Services, the Curriculum Content (as defined in Section 10 below), and any other materials provided to you by Hatch, all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, including Student work product (including projects, code, software, programming, assignment results, exam and test results, and any other materials created by Students), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to the Website or Platform by Users, or created or generated by Students in course of participating in a Hatch Course (“User Content”), is the sole responsibility of such Users. This means that the User, and not Hatch, is entirely responsible for all such material uploaded, posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available by participating in a Hatch Course and/or using the Service. Hatch does not control or actively monitor User Content and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. Under no circumstances will Hatch be liable in any way for any materials, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any materials, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of viewing or using of any materials posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

Hatch reserves the right at all times (but will have no obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any User Content and to terminate users or reclaim usernames. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of our users and the public.  

In using the Website or Platform, participating in a Hatch Course or otherwise using the Services, You shall not and shall not permit or encourage any other person to:

iii. infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party (including privacy rights);

You also agree not to access the Website or Platform in a manner that utilizes the resources of the Website or Platform more heavily than would be the case for an individual person using a conventional web browser.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, operators of public search engines may use spiders or other bots for the purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials on this Website or Platform.

By submitting, posting or displaying User Content on or through the Platform, you grant us (and our agents) a non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, modify, transmit, display and distribute such User Content.  Hatch will not be responsible or liable for any use of User Content in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any User Content that you submit.


Except for User Content and Curriculum Content (defined below and subject to the license terms set forth in Section 10), this Website and the Platform, as well as the information and materials that it contains, are the property of Hatch and its licensors, and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by copyright law, trademark law, and other intellectual property laws.  Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Hatch grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license to use the Website and content contained therein for your classroom use (the “End User License”).  Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the Hatch or Hatch names, trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features without our prior written consent.  You shall not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules or restrictions on the Website or Platform. Any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Website or Platform shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement.

Hatch offers Students access to curriculum content for Hatch Subscription that is the property of the property of Hatch and its licensors, including without limitation, lesson plans, assignments, course materials, tests, assignments, worksheets, online course materials, projects and project plans and other content and materials associated with the same (“Curriculum Content”).  The Curriculum Content is protected by copyright and protected by law from unauthorized copying and dissemination. Subject to the terms of this Agreement and the payment of any applicable fees, Hatch grants to Students a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license to access, use and copy the Curriculum Content (the “Curriculum Content License”) solely to the extent necessary to participate in, and complete, the Hatch Subscription.  

In accessing and using the Website, Platform and Curriculum Content, participating in a Hatch Course and/or otherwise using the Service, you shall not:

If you provide Hatch with any suggestions, comments or other feedback relating to any aspect of the Website, Platform or the Hatch Subscription ("Feedback"), Hatch may use such Feedback in the Website or in any other Hatch products or services (collectively, "Hatch Offerings"). Accordingly, You agree that: (a) Hatch is not subject to any confidentiality obligations in respect to the Feedback, (b) the Feedback is not confidential or proprietary information of You or any third party and You have all of the necessary rights to disclose the Feedback to Hatch, (c) Hatch (including all of its successors and assigns and any successors and assigns of any of the Hatch Offerings) may freely use, reproduce, publicize, license, distribute, and otherwise commercialize Feedback in any Hatch Offerings, and (d) You are not entitled to receive any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from Hatch or any of the other users of the Website in respect of the Feedback.

THE WEBSITE, PLATFORM, CURRICULUM CONTENT AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED THEREIN, INCLUDING THE CURRICULUM CONTENT, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY PARTICULAR RESULT OR OUTCOME AS A RESULT OF REGISTERING A STUDENT FOR A COURSE OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICES. STUDENT SUCCESS IN COMPLETING A HATCH COURSE WILL DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS INCLUDING STUDENT’S ENGAGEMENT RATE, WILLINGNESS, AND TIMELY COMPLETION OF ASSIGNMENTS, AMONG OTHER THINGS HATCH SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING CURRICULUM CONTENT, IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM DOWNLOADING OR USING ANY SUCH MATERIAL.  HATCH DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, PROVIDE ANY CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS, OR ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY ANY THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR IN RESPECT TO ANY WEBSITE THAT CAN BE REACHED FROM A LINK ON THE WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING ON THE WEBSITE, AND HATCH SHALL NOT BE A PARTY TO ANY TRANSACTION THAT YOU MAY ENTER INTO WITH ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY. HATCH WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY TYPE OF CONTENT EXCHANGED BY MEANS OF THE SERVICE OR FOR ANY INTERACTIONS OR TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN USERS.

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.  

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HATCH BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM (I) YOUR USE OF OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES, (III) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES IN THE MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE, (IV) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR ANY OTHER FILES OR DATA THAT MAY BE HARMFUL TO COMPUTER OR COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT OR DATA THAT MAY HAVE BEEN TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY MATERIAL ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE; OR (VI) ANY LOSSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF STUDENT’S PARTICIPATION IN A HATCH COURSE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSSES ARISING DUE TO STUDENT’S FAILURE TO ATTEND, PARTICIPATE IN OR COMPLETE THE HATCH COURSE AND COURSE WORK), UNLESS SUCH LOSSES ARE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO HATCH’S NEGLIGENCE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY EVEN IF HATCH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, HATCH’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT (FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION), WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) FIFTY CANADIAN DOLLARS ($50 CAD) OR (B) AMOUNTS YOU’VE PAID HATCH FOR THE PARTICULAR HATCH COURSE THE STUDENT WAS PARTICIPATING IN AT THE TIME THE LOSS AROSE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENSION PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HATCH AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES), INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) ANY MATERIALS SUBMITTED, POSTED, TRANSMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE BY YOU OR YOUR CHILD THROUGH THE SERVICE; (II) ANY INTERACTIONS OR TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OTHER USER OR BETWEEN YOUR CHILD AND ANY OTHER STUDENT OR USER; AND/OR (III) ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD-PARTY OR ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION

Hatch may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Website at any time and for any reason or no reason, without notice. The Website may be unavailable from time to time due to maintenance or malfunction of computer or network equipment or other reasons. Hatch may periodically add or update the information and materials on this Website without notice.

Information sent or received over the Internet is generally not secure and Hatch cannot and does not make any representation or warranty concerning security of any communication to or from the Website or any representation or warranty regarding the interception by third parties of personal or other information.   You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and you are responsible for any activities or actions under your password. You agree to keep your password secure. Hatch will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these requirements.

These Terms of Service, together with our Privacy Policy and any other policy referenced herein, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the Website, Platform and Services and all related activities, including participating in a Hatch Course. These Terms of Service shall not be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by a new posting of these Terms of Service issued by Hatch. If any part of these Terms of Service is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part shall be deemed severed and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.  The failure of Hatch to exercise or enforce any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any right or provision by Hatch must be in writing and shall only apply to the specific instance identified in such writing. You may not assign the Terms of Service, or any rights or licenses granted hereunder, whether voluntarily, by operation of law, or otherwise without Hatch’s prior written consent. We may assign these Terms of Service without restriction. These Terms of Service are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to its choice of laws provisions.  You hereby irrevocably attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario.

If you have any questions about these Terms or if you wish to make any complaint or claim with respect to the Website, Platform or Service, please contact us at: support@hatchcoding.com.

Last Updated:  November 16, 2020.