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COURSERA REFERRAL PROGRAM TERMS

Last Updated: [10/14/19]

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE COURSERA REFERRAL PROGRAM (THE “PROGRAM”), YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS”) STATED HEREIN, WHICH ARE IN ADDITION TO AND SUBJECT TO COURSERA’S TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY, AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.  COURSERA, INC. (“COURSERA”) RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR TERMINATE THE PROGRAM AT ANY TIME AND IN ANY MANNER, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, AS OUTLINED BELOW. 

ELIGIBILITY 

Anyone may be a referrer in the Program (“Advocate”) so long as (a) you are a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; (b) you are the age of majority in your state/jurisdiction of permanent residence; and (c) you have a Coursera account in good standing.  The Program is void elsewhere and where prohibited. Employees, officers and directors of Coursera, along with businesses, corporations or other entities of any kind, are not eligible to participate in the Program.  

HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND REDEEM REWARD 

To participate in the Program as an Advocate, you must refer a friend or family member who has not previously registered a Coursera account (“Friend”).   

Advocates may make referrals by logging into his or her Coursera account, navigating to www.coursera.org/referral/invite, and following the on-screen instructions to refer Friends in one of two ways:

    1. Advocate enters his or her Friends’ names and email addresses in the relevant fields, and then Coursera or its contractor or agent sends an email to such Friends on the Advocate’s behalf that contains the Advocate’s unique referral link (“Referral Link”); or
    1. Advocate copies his or her Referral Link and shares it with Friends via the Advocate’s personal communication channels, such as email or social media; such message is referred to herein as a “Referral Message.”  In each Referral Message, Advocate must clearly explain that he or she will receive a reward for each Friend that makes an eligible purchase using the Referral Link.  Failure to make this disclosure is a violation of these Terms and may result in your immediate termination from the Program, disqualification from future participation, and forfeiture of any reward owed to you as a result of your participation in the Program.   

If a Friend purchases a Coursera course, Specialization or Professional Certificate using an Advocate’s Referral Link, and such course, Specialization or Professional Certificate is considered Eligible Content (as defined below), then the Friend will receive a reward (“Friend Reward”) that consists of either a fifty percent (50%) discount on the first month of such purchase (if the content is subscription-based) or fifty percent (50%) off the entire cost of such purchase (if the content is non-subscription-based).  In turn, for every Friend that redeems a Friend Reward in this manner, the Advocate who referred such Friend will receive one (1) of the following types of rewards of his or her choosing (“Advocate Reward”): a fifty percent (50%) discount on one (1) month of subscription-based content; or fifty percent (50%) off the entire cost of one (1) non-subscription-based content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Advocate Rewards may only be applied to a new purchase of a Coursera course, Specialization or Professional Certificate, and such course, Specialization or Professional Certificate must be considered Eligible Content (as defined below).  

TERMS OF REDEEMING REWARD 

Advocate Rewards and Friend Rewards (collectively the “Rewards” and each, a “Reward”) cannot be sold, transferred, or redeemed for cash, and they may not be combined with other offers, promotions or discounts.  

Limit: Ten (10) Reward redemptions per person, per year.

In the event that a Friend receives multiple Referral Links, Coursera will only provide Rewards for the first Referral Link through which the Friend makes an eligible purchase.  This means that if multiple Advocates refer the same Friend, only one of those Advocates will be entitled to receive an Advocate Reward (i.e., the Advocate whose Referral Link is used first by the Friend to make an eligible purchase) and the Friend will only receive one Friend Reward; all other referrals will automatically be invalidated. 

If an Advocate earns more than one Advocate Reward, the Advocate may only redeem one Advocate Reward per purchase.  An Advocate Reward cannot be used in conjunction with any other Advocate Reward.

Rewards are subject to verification.  Coursera reserves the right to delay or refuse to issue a Reward for reasons that Coursera may deem relevant, such as noncompliance with the Terms or any deceptive behavior.  

INELIGIBLE CONTENT

Advocate Rewards and Friend Rewards cannot be redeemed for certain content and types of offers on the Coursera platform (“Ineligible Content”).  Ineligible Content includes, but is not limited to: free trial offers, content that is not publicly available for purchase; MasterTrack™️ Certificate Programs; Degree Programs; courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, and any other content for which the monthly subscription cost (for subscription-based content) or total cost (for non-subscription-based content) is more than $99 US Dollars; and content that is otherwise designated by Coursera or its partners to be ineligible for Coursera promotions (including content identified here).  In addition, for up to one (1) month after the launch of new content on the Coursera platform, such content may be considered Ineligible Content.  All other content on the Coursera platform that is not Ineligible Content is considered “Eligible Content.”

PROHIBITION ON BULK DISTRIBUTION (“SPAM”)

An Advocate’s Referral Link may not be shared, sold, or used in any way except to obtain Advocate Reward(s), and it must be used only for personal and non-commercial purposes.  

If an Advocate sends a Referral Message, such Advocate is considered the actual sender of the Referral Message and must comply with all applicable laws and regulations (collectively, “Relevant Laws”), including without limitation the CAN-SPAM Act.  Referral Messages must be created and distributed in a personal, non-commercial manner that is appropriate and customary for communications with friends and family members. By sending a Referral Message, the Advocate represents that he or she has the appropriate permission and consent to send such Referral Message to his or her Friend(s).  Bulk distribution of Referral Messages, distribution to strangers, or any other conduct that is contrary to these Terms or to the spirit of the Program is expressly prohibited and may be grounds for immediate termination and further legal action. Advocates who do not comply with the Relevant Laws are obligated to indemnify Coursera and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, website providers, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents against any liabilities, costs and expenses it incurs as a result of such non-compliance with Relevant Laws.

RESTRICTIONS

Exploiting the Program or assisting others to exploit the Program is strictly prohibited, and will result in disqualification from the Program.  Advocates cannot refer themselves or create multiple, fictitious or fake accounts with Coursera. In addition, Advocates and Friends may not (i) use the Program to violate any law, infringe or violate the rights of any third party, or otherwise act in a manner that is deemed unfair, disruptive, harassing, harmful, illegal, hateful, obscene or outside the spirit and intent of the Program; (ii) tamper with the Program; (iii) collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Program or associated website(s); or (iv) use any system, bot or other device or artifice to participate or receive any benefit in the Program.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, COURSERA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

MODIFICATION OR TERMINATION OF PROGRAM

The Program is offered at the discretion of Coursera, and Coursera reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or modify the Program, these Terms, the Rewards, conditions of participation, or any other aspect of the Program, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice, even though such changes may affect Rewards already earned.  You understand that the most recent version of the Terms will be available here.  Your continued participation in the Program following any modification these Terms will indicate your acceptance of any modification to the Terms hereof.  You may object to the modification to the Program and/or its Terms by no longer participating.  

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

By participating in this Program, you agree that Coursera and its agents, representatives, affiliates, officers, directors and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, claims, damages or any special, exemplary, punitive, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, resulting from any use of the Program, any failure or delay by Coursera in connection with the Program, or the performance or non-performance of the Program by Coursera, even if Coursera has been advised of the possibility of damages.  This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of your information.  

Coursera makes no warranty of any kind regarding the Program, which is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.  Coursera expressly disclaims all warranties, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, and those arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage of trade.  Coursera is not responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Program, including without limitation that the Program will be error-free, or as to the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of any content or information distributed with respect to the Program.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.   

ADDITIONAL TERMS

Information collected from you will be used in accordance with the Coursera’s Privacy Policy, located at https://www.coursera.org/about/privacy

These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and Coursera relating to the Program, and replace any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding the Program.  Any disputes arising from the Program or these Terms will be subject to the relevant provisions in Coursera’s Terms of Use, located at https://www.coursera.org/about/terms.


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