Terms of Service
Please read the following terms and conditions carefully.
“HTB ACADEMY” (https://academy.hackthebox.eu) has been created and is provided by “Hack The Box Ltd”, a company registered in England and Wales, Reg No. 10826193, with a registered office address at 38 Walton Road, Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom, CT19 5QS, (“HTB” “We”, “Us” ).
This is a binding agreement between HTB and the user of HTB ACADEMY (“You”). By completing the registration process and/or using HTB ACADEMY you are stating that you are eligible for an account and that you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
The service is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, in case of disagreement with the terms and conditions, you must not use the services and the content of HTB ACADEMY.
Termination. If you wish to terminate this agreement, at any time you can do so by closing your account and no longer accessing or using our services.
WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER REMEDIES, HTB MAY LIMIT, SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE ACCOUNTS OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR PORTIONS THEREOF IF YOU ARE, OR HTB SUSPECTS THAT YOU ARE, FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR FOR ANY ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER USE OF THE SERVICE, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. HTB IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR RESULTS DUE TO SUCH TERMINATION, SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION.
HTB reserves the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Service or part of the Service at any time either permanently or temporarily, at which point your license to use the Service or a part thereof will be automatically terminated or suspended. In such event, HTB shall not be required to provide refunds, benefits, or other compensation to users in connection with such discontinued elements of the Service.
Termination of your Account can include disabling your access to the Service or any part thereof including any content you submitted, or others submitted.
2. ACCOUNT TERMS
In order to use the service, you must first create an account. To create a User Account, you must comply with the following terms and conditions:
- You must be 18 years or older to use this Service. Registration of an account is restricted to individuals who are 18 years of age or older or those that possess parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, and representations herein. By registering an account, you hereby represent and warrant that you meet one of the criteria set forth above and HTB.
- You must be a human. Registration or use of accounts by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
- You must provide your username, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
- You will not share your account. Your account is strictly personal. You agree to use a strong password and keep it confidential; follow the law; and our Acceptable Use Policy. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report immediately if the security of your account or password is compromised.
3. PRICING AND PAYMENT
In order to purchase our services and products, you need to purchase CUBES. CUBES are virtual content associated with your account. You have no ownership or other interest in the CUBES. HTB is actually giving you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable, limited right and license to use the CUBES you have purchased only in connection with your use of the services and products.
Pricing for HTB ACADEMY is described on our billing page (academy.hackthebox.eu/billing )
CUBES cannot be transferred or redeemed for any type of currency and have no monetary value. We do not provide or guarantee, and expressly disclaim, any value, cash or otherwise, attributed to the CUBES attributed to your account.
Your purchase of CUBES is final and is not refundable, exchangeable, transferable, except in HTB’s sole discretion. You may not purchase, sell, or exchange CUBES outside the Service. Doing so is a violation of the Terms and may result in termination of your account with the Service and/or legal action.
You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using your Account. If you choose a recurring subscription you acknowledge that payments will be processed automatically (e.g., debited from your Balance or charged to your credit card) until you cancel the subscription or the Account.
If you wish to terminate automatic payments, you must either make use of the existing option in the billing page or send us an email at [email protected] stating that you wish to terminate the subscription. Such termination shall be effective from the date the user uses such option or of the sent email.
User is responsible for keeping card information up to date. Paid subscriptions that become delinquent will be suspended immediately.
SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, ANY APPLICABLE FEES AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FEE-BASED SERVICES ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE AND AREN’T REFUNDABLE IN WHOLE OR IN PART. EXCEPT IN CASES OF HTB’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, YOU’RE FULLY LIABLE FOR ALL CHARGES TO YOUR ACCOUNT, INCLUDING ANY UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HTB IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED CUBES, WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.
WE MAY REVISE THE PRICING FOR THE GOODS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE HTB ACADEMY AT ANY TIME OR CHANGE THE PURCHASING POWER OF THE CUBES (FOR EXAMPLE, WE MIGHT INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CUBES NEEDED TO PURCHASE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS). IN SUCH CASE WE WILL GIVE YOU NOTICE IF WE PLAN TO MAKE CHANGES THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT YOUR CUBES IN A NEGATIVE WAY.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
HTB reserves all of its intellectual property rights in HTB ACADEMY. The entire content of the HTB ACADEMY, including for example, text, graphics, photos, digital phonograms, programs, representations source code, news, articles, information, data, drawings, illustrations, trademarks, distinctive marks, names, logos, product names, company names, service marks, services provided etc and in general, archives of every kind is subject to copyright which belongs exclusively to the HTB or its content suppliers and is governed by the applicable National, European and International provisions on Intellectual Property. Furthermore, is made available to Users strictly for personal (non-commercial – non-profit) use.
Is expressly prohibited any copying, reproduction, republication, transfer, storage, processing, transmission, distribution, sale, issuance, execution, loading (download), translation or modification in any manner, communication, dissemination or any other use of the content of the HTB ACADEMY in any manner or means, for commercial or other purposes whatsoever, in part or in summary form, without the prior written consent of the HTB.
Nothing contained on the HTB ACADEMY should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any HTBs Intellectual Property without the prior written consent of HTB.
You agree that only HTB shall have the right to maintain, enhance or otherwise modify the Services. If user provides HTB with reports of defects in the Services or proposes or suggests any changes modifications or ideas (collectively “Feedback”), HTB shall have a worldwide, irrevocable, transferable, perpetual, royalty-free right and license to use and exploit such Feedback including, without limitation, the incorporation of such Feedback into HTB’s software products and/or services, without any obligation to you.
All goodwill generated from the use of any HTBs Intellectual Property shall inure to HTBs benefit. HTB reserves the right to seek all remedies available for any violation of these terms and conditions.
For any question relating to the reproduction rights of any part of the HTB ACADEMY, as well as for applications for authorization regarding reproduction of content, please contact us under [email protected].
5. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
THE PRODUCTS, SITE, CONTENT, SUBMITTED CONTENT, COURSES, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE HTB ACADEMY OR THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, HTB HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, FREEDOM FROM ERRORS, SUITABILITY OF CONTENT, OR AVAILABILITY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING FROM STATUTE, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER ANCILLARY DOCUMENT, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, WILL HTB, INCLUDING ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS, MAY BE HELD LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR LAW FOR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES. FOR GREATER CERTAINTY, IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, COSTS, EXPENSES OR LOSSES OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSSES (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER EITHER IS DEEMED TO BE “GENERAL,” “DIRECT,” “INDIRECT,” “SPECIAL,” “CONSEQUENTIAL,” “INCIDENTAL,” “PUNITIVE,” “EXEMPLARY,” OR ANY OTHER CATEGORY OF DAMAGES), THAT, IN EACH CASE, ARISE IN ANY WAY OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER ANCILLARY DOCUMENT OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE RELATE TO THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF OR THEREOF, HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY RELATES TO ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, STATUTE, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER ANCILLARY DOCUMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL HTB’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED THE HIGHER OF: (I) TO THE AMOUNTS PAID IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OR PRODUCTS UNDER WHICH SUCH LIABILITY AROSE; OR (II) 2,000,00 GBP (TWO THOUSAND GBP), WHICHEVER IS THE GREATER.
THIS SECTION DOES NOT EXCLUDE OR LIMIT EITHER PARTY’S LIABILITY FOR FRAUD, FOR DEATH, OR FOR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE, OR FROM ANY OTHER LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE LIMITED OR EXCLUDED BY LAW.
You hereby agree to defend and indemnify HTB and its Licensors and affiliates against and from any third party claims, liabilities, losses, injuries, damages, costs or expenses incurred by HTB arising out of or from your use of HTB ACADEMY or Account, or any specific services or features associated therewith.
8. EQUITABLE REMEDIES
You agree that HTB would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically followed and enforced. In such an event, you agree that HTB shall be entitled, without bond or other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable relief in the event you breach this Agreement; and that the awarding of equitable relief to HTB will not limit its ability to receive remedies that are otherwise available to HTB under applicable laws.
Alterations to the Agreement. We may modify this Agreement from time to time. If we make material changes to it, we will provide you notice through our Services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to these terms means that you are consenting to the updated terms as of their effective date.
Alterations to the Service or Products. We may change, modify, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of HTB ACADEMY or Accounts at any time, including changing, suspending, or discontinuing any of our Services or Products. We may also impose limits on certain features or restrict your access to parts or all of the HTB ACADEMY or Accounts without notice or liability.
Alterations to Prices. We may modify our prices at any time without notice or liability.
10. PERSONAL DATA
Personal Data. In accordance to the applicable provisions of national and European law (GDPR), HackTheBox undertakes to make every effort to ensure that your personal data: are obtained and processed in a lawful, fair and transparent way; are maintained for as long as necessary to provide its Services or to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes, avoid abuses and enforce our agreements; are collected for specified and legitimate purposes and used in accordance with these purposes; are appropriate, consistent and not excessive in relation to these objectives; are accessible and subject to the rights to be recalled, modified or deleted upon request. For more information regarding on how we process the personal data of the Users. (https://academy.hackthebox.eu/privacy).
11. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE USER
User must comply at all times with acceptable use policy (https://academy.hackthebox.eu/aup)
User must abstain from any unlawful, inappropriate, and abusive use of the content and the services provided on this HTB ACADEMY at all times, in accordance with the existing legislation, and respect the intellectual property rights of HTB,
Users may not carry out any action via the services made available to them by HTB which will cause damage to or alteration of the HTB ACADEMY content or hinder the correct functioning of the same.
Users may not cause any technical problems of any type, transfer elements likely to carry computer virus or which may totally or partially damage, interfere with or intercept HTB ACADEMY or property of others.
Users may not use the HTB ACADEMY for business, advertising, self-promotion, or promotion of third parties without the express written permission of HTB.
Users are solely responsible for their Username and password. Login information is individual and non-transferable. If Users account is lost, forgotten or has been modified or stolen he should contact us as soon as possible so we can take the necessary actions.
Users must behave properly, kindly and with discretion during visiting and using the HTB ACADEMY, whereas the adoption of unfair competition practices or other which are contrary to NETIQUETTE (http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html) are strictly forbidden
Users must not share in any way any of the “solutions” to the “machines”, "challenges", “labs” or any other “problems” included in the HTB ACADEMY.
Users may practice to the predetermined areas for them to use.
IMPORTANT! Users are liable for any expenses (any cost caused by the behavior of the User and which would otherwise not occur) or damages they may incur through inappropriate use or non-compliance with these terms and conditions of use.
If any term in this Agreement is invalid or illegal or unenforceable, it shall be reformed to the maximum extent allowed by law as closely as possible to the invalid or illegal or unenforceable term and shall not affect any other term in this Agreement.
Force Majeure. Each Party shall not be liable to the other for any failure of or delay in the performance of this agreement for the period that such failure or delay is (a) beyond the reasonable control of that party, (b) materially affects the performance of any of its obligations under this agreement and (c) could not reasonably have been foreseen or provided against.
Neither this Agreement nor any rights hereunder shall be assignable or otherwise transferable by either Party in whole or in part without prior written consent of the other Party.
No failure or delay by us in exercising any of our rights under this agreement means that we have waived that right, and no waiver by us of a breach of any provision of these Terms means that we will waive any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
You shall always comply with the applicable laws and regulations and contractual obligations and Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy.
Each party represents and warrants that has validly entered into this Agreement and has the legal power to do so.
The parties irrevocably agree that this agreement and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law in your country of residence. Nothing above takes away or reduces your rights as a consumer to rely on those provisions.
Notices and Communications. If you wish to communicate with Hack The Box Ltd, contact us by sending an e-mail to the following address [email protected]. For legal issues you may contact us [email protected]. You agree that we will provide notices and communications to you: (1) within the Service, or (2) in the email you provided us. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.
This constitutes the entire agreement between the parties concerning its subject matter, and supersedes any previous accord, understanding or agreement, express or implied.