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TERMS OF USE

The following terms apply to your use of our websites ("Sites") and form a legal agreement between you and us, International Institute of Certified Professional Accountants, individual and legal-entity associates and/or affiliates including International Institute of Certified Public Accounants Incorporated, Association of Accredited Schools of Business LLC ("us," or "IICPA") governing your use of the Sites.

Your use of our Sites indicate your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change or update these Terms of Use at any time and you agree to be bound by the modified terms. We ask that you visit these Terms of Use periodically to review the current terms and information.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SITES.

These Terms of Use are effective as of January 19, 2016.

THESE TERMS OF USE CONTAIN A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER THAT AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE WITH US, AS WELL AS DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES, AND DISCLAIMERS OF LILABILITY.

Web Site Content, Trademarks and Logos

All contents of our Sites are © IICPA. All rights reserved. Our Sites contain copyrighted material, trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress and other proprietary content, including but not limited to text, photographs, images and graphics (collectively, the "Content"), and the entire selection, coordination, arrangement and "look and feel" of the Sites are copyrighted as a collective work under applicable copyright laws. All Content is property of IICPA. Except as provided in these Terms of Use, you may not use, modify, republish, frame, license, transfer, post, transmit, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any Content from our Sites, in whole or in part, without the express permission of IICPA. You may not sell or modify the Content or use the Content in any way for public or commercial purposes. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring any other license or right, express or implied, under any of IICPA's intellectual property rights. The trademark and logo are the intellectual property of IICPA and may not be used in any manner that is likely to confuse our users, or in any way disparage or discredit IICPA. Any rights not expressly granted are reserved.

The Sites are available worldwide to anyone with Internet access. However, the Sites may not be continuously available due to maintenance or repairs or due to computer problems or crashes, disruption in Internet service or other unforeseen circumstances. The Content is intended for use and display only where its use and display are permissible in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Specific Prohibitions on Use IICPA specifically prohibits use of our Sites, and all users agree not to use our Sites, for any of the following:

  • Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Sites or any activity being conducted on our Sites.
  • Using any robot, scraper, spider, crawler, indexing agent or other automatic or manual device or process, except for a generally available search engine.
  • Using any IICPA name, service mark, or trademark without our prior written consent, including without limitation as metatags, search engine keywords, or hidden text, or remove any copyright notice or trademark legend, attribution or other notice placed on or contained within any of the Content.
  • Using any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Sites in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party.
  • Uploading files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another.
  • Creating a false identity for the purpose of misleading others, or publishing, posting, uploading, distributing or disseminating any inappropriate, profane, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • If you have a password, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties or using your password for any unauthorized purpose.
  • Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the Material or Content available from our Sites.
  • Registration

    To gain access to the services offered through some of our Sites, you must register with us online. You may also be asked to provide us with a method of payment if you are using our subscription services. Please review our Privacy Policy for more information on our security measures to protect your personal information provided to us.

    Responsibilities of the User

    You, the user of our Sites, are responsible for the information that you enter into the system. Your password is also your responsibility and it is important that you keep your password confidential at all times. If you should lose or forget it, please notify us immediately. You may not use the account, user name or password of any other individual or company at any time without the express written permission and consent of the holder of the account, user name or password. IICPA will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

    Refund Policy

    Regarding IICPA Sites that accept payment from you, please note that refunds will not be given.

    Exceptions may apply only in the case of technical complications caused by IICPA.

    Modifying Site; Termination of Use
    We reserve the right to modify, cancel or discontinue service or access to the Sites to anyone. IICPA may also impose limits on certain features, certain services or all of our Sites without notice or liability. You acknowledge and agree that IICPA will not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify, cancel or discontinue the Sites or services.

    No Warranties; Limitation of Liability

    IICPA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND REGARDING OUR SITES, CONTENT OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WHICH ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. THE MATERIAL AND CONTENT OF OUR SITES MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. IICPA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL OR CONTENT. THE USE OF OUR SITES, THE MATERIAL AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO OUR SITES AND MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME. IICPA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS ALL WARRANTIES ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.

    IICPA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (A) REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MATERIALS FROM THE SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE; (B) THAT THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THAT THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES WILL BE UP-TO-DATE, COMPLETE, COMPREHENSIVE OR ACCURATE; OR (D) THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED. FURTHER, PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SITES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

    IN NO EVENT SHALL IICPA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCREASED OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, GOODWILL OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, OR USE OF, OUR SITES, EVEN IF IICPA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. AS SOME JURISTICTIONS INCLUDING STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS OR STATES, IICPA'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

    IICPA'S TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO OUR SITES AND THE CONTENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DIRECT DAMAGES THAT CAN BE PROVEN UP TO THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100 USD) OR THE AMOUNT OF ANY FEES PAID BY YOU TO IICPA FOR USE OF OUR SITES.

    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES. CONSEQUENTLY, SOME OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    FURTHERMORE, IICPA IS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE (1) A LICENSING JURISDICTION (EXCEPT A LICENSOR FOR THE USE OF ITS TRADEMARK(S)), REGULATOR, LICENSING AUTHORITY, CERTIFYING ORGANIZATION OR THE LIKE WITH AUTHORITY TO GOVERN, ADVISE, OR MAKE ANY OFFICIAL DECISIONS OF ANY NATURE REGARDING ANY OFFICIAL RULES CONCERNING LICENSING; (2) AN ENTITY AUTHORIZED BY ANY LICENSING JURISDICTION, LICENSING AUTHORITY, CERTIFYING ORGANIZATION OR THE LIKE TO MAINTAIN OFFICIAL RECORDS REGARDING LICENSURE OTHER THAN PROVIDED THROUGH CERTAIN IICPA SERVICES; OR (3) AN AUTHORITY PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY MATTER REGARDING LICENSURE, AND IICPA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DECISIONS OR INDECISIONS, FOR WHATEVER REASON MADE, MADE BY ANY USER OF OUR SITES.

    THE MATERIAL CONTAINED ON OUR SITES HAS BEEN PREPARED BY IICPA AS A SERVICE TO ITS USERS AND IS NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE. THE COMPANY HAS USED REASONABLE EFFORTS IN COLLECTING, PREPARING, AND PROVIDING QUALITY INFORMATION, BUT DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, ADEQUACY OR CURRENCY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR LINKED TO OUR SITES. USERS OF INFORMATION FROM OUR SITES, INCLUDING E-MAIL MESSAGES AND LINKS, DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.

    Limitation on Actions Brought Against Us

    You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of our Sites or these Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) month after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall forever be barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. Within this period, any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

    Indemnification

    You agree to indemnify and hold harmless IICPA, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of our Sites or your breach of these Terms of Use.

    IICPA shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit or proceeding.

    Copyright Infringement

    IICPA requests notifications of alleged copyright and/or trademark infringement associated with our Sites.

    IICPA will, upon receiving proper notice as set forth below, use commercially reasonable efforts to investigate notices of copyright/trademark infringement and take appropriate action. If you believe that your copyrighted work or the copyrighted work of another party is being infringed, please notify IICPA through the address set forth on our Sites. When notifying IICPA of the alleged copyright infringement, please include all of the following information:
    1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is claimed to have been infringed;
    2. Identification of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed;
    3. A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing an d information sufficient to locate the material on this Site;
    4. Information sufficient to contact the complaining party, such as a physical address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
    5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

    If material is believed in good faith by IICPA to infringe a copyright or otherwise violate any intellectual property rights, IICPA will remove or disable access to any such material.

    Dispute Resolution

    YOU AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF OUR SITES REQUIRES THAT SUCH CLAIM BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY CONFIDENTIAL BINDING ARBITRATION, EXCEPT FOR CLAIMS BY IICPA THAT YOU HAVE VIOLATED OR THREATENED TO VIOLATE IICPA’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. BECAUSE THE USE OF OUR SITES REQUIRE THE ARBITRATION OF ANY CLAIMS OR DISPUTES EXISTING BETWEEN THE PARTIES, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR ANY OTHER COLLECTIVE OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATORS' DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. OTHER RIGHTS THAT EITHER PARTY WOULD HAVE IF SUCH PARTY WENT TO COURT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT DISCOVERY OR TO APPEAL, MAY BE LIMITED OR UNAVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION.

    You agree that any such arbitration shall be conducted before three neutral arbitrators at any place in the world determined by us, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as then in effect.

    No claims of any other parties may be joined or otherwise combined in the arbitration proceeding. Unless otherwise expressly required by applicable law, each party shall bear its own attorneys' fees without regard to which party is deemed the prevailing party in the arbitration proceeding. Except for punitive and consequential damages (which may not be awarded), and subject to these Terms of Use, the arbitrators shall be authorized to award either party any provisional or equitable remedy permitted by applicable law. The parties shall equally share all AAA charges and fees associated with the arbitration.

    Severability

    To the maximum extent possible, these Terms of Use shall be interpreted in such a manner as to be valid and enforceable under applicable law. If any provision hereunder is held to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be deemed modified so as to be rendered valid and enforceable while implementing, to the greatest extent possible, the original intent of such provision. If such r eformation is not possible or permitted, the invalidity or unenforceability of such a provision shall not otherwise impact the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereunder.

    Acceptance of Terms of Use

    By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you are agreeing to all terms included herein and also to any modifications made subsequently to these Terms of Use. You acknowledge (a) that you have read and understood these Terms of Use and (b) that these Terms of Use have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.

    Modifications to Terms of Use

    IICPA may change these Terms of Use from time to time. Please review these Terms of Use periodically for any updates or changes.

    Your continued use of our Sites following the posting of any updates or changes to these Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of such changes. If you object to any provision of these Terms of Use or any subsequent modifications to these Terms of Use, your exclusive recourse is to immediately terminate use of our Sites.

    General

    IICPA may assign its rights and duties under these Terms of Use without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms of Use without the prior written consent of the IICPA. IICPA’s failure to act with respect to a breach by any visitor using the Sites does not constitute a waiver of its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

    Disclaimer for External Links

    External links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by us of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. We bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. You should contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

    NEITHER IICPA NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR ASSOCIATES INVOLVED IN PROVIDING THE SERVICES AT THIS WEBSITE MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE OR THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED AND MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. IN NO EVENT SHALL IICPA OR ITS MEMBER BOARDS HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LIABILITY TO ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS AND LOSS OF REVENUE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LIABILITY.


      

    Updated 2016-12-30