Terms of Use

1.   Copyright
2.   Disclaimer of Warranty
3.   Indemnification
4.   Tuition and Fees
5.   Payment Methods
6.   Returns and Refund Policy
7.   Links to other websites
8.   Choice of Law
9.   Privacy Policy
10. Children's Online Policy
11. User Communications
12. Other

Please read these Terms of Use (hereinafter the "Terms") carefully before accessing the www.columbiaacademyus.com website (hereinafter, the "Site"). By accessing and using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read the Terms and agreed to be bound by and comply with the Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms, please exit the Site immediately.

Columbia Academy, LLC (hereinafter the "Company") reserves the right to change or modify the Terms at its sole discretion at any time without prior notice. In the case of any violation of the Terms, the Company reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations.

Copyright

Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Columbia Academy, LLC, www.columbiaacademyus.com. All rights reserved.

By your access to and use of the Site, you acknowledge and agree that the information and entire content of this Site is the intellectual property of Columbia Academy, LLC. Copyright laws and other intellectual property laws of the United States and other countries protect the information presented on the Site. The Company retains any rights, including any copyright or other intellectual property rights that it has or may have in any data, files, or images contained in the Site. The information on the Site may not be copied in any form or by any means, redistributed either in whole or in part, modified, transmitted, reused, reposted, or otherwise used, including text, images, audio, and video files without the Company’s express prior written consent. Unauthorized use of any of the information or materials contained on the Site is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in civil and criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other restrictions when using the information and materials in the Site. The product names used on the Site are for identification purposes only. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. SAT and PSAT are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. The College Entrance Examination Board and ACT, Inc. were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse any of the Company’s products or services.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The Company expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, relating to the services and programs, including without limitation the Site, the materials, and faculty. The information and material on the Site are provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used for making significant decisions without consulting primary or more accurate, complete, or timely sources of information. Any reliance on the materials or information on the Site is at your own risk. You acknowledge that any use or disclosure of the Company’s proprietary or confidential information in violation of the Terms will result in irreparable harm to the Company and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates, and that the Company will have the right to equitable and injunctive relief to cease and prevent such use or disclosure. The security of any data you submit to the Company including via the Site is critical. The Company constantly reviews its security practices to help ensure that your data is maintained securely. However, no system can perfectly guard against risks of intentional intrusion or inadvertent disclosure of information. When you transmit information via the Internet, your information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond the Company's control, and therefore the security of the transmission may be compromised before it reaches the Company. Therefore, the Company makes no guarantee as to confidentiality or security. You hereby expressly and solely assume the risk of any unauthorized disclosure or intentional intrusion, delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of data or other information transmitted in connection with your use of the Site. The Company makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, products, services, and materials contained on the Site for any purpose. The information, products, services, and materials included in or available through the Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services, and materials are provided "as is" without warranty or condition of any kind. The Company hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, products, services, and materials, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. The Company may periodically make improvements to the Site or add changes to the information therein at any time. Commentary, advice, or information received through or from the Company should not be used or relied upon for personal, medical, legal, or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your specific situation. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event the Company shall be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, delays, computer viruses, loss of use, data or profits, unauthorized access to and alteration of your transmissions and data, intentional or malicious attempts at intrusion into your confidential and personal information, and other tangible and intangible losses, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Site, with the delay or inability to use the Site or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or from any actions we take or fail to take as a result of email or other messages you send to the Company, or for any information, products, services, and materials obtained through the Site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Site, whether based upon contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of damages. Since some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with the Company’s products or services, any portion of the Site, or with any of the Terms, you acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Company's products, services, and the Site. You expressly acknowledge and assume all responsibility and risk related to the confidentiality, security, privacy, and integrity of data you access, send, store, upload, download, or otherwise transmit on the Site.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, attorneys, or other workforce members, licensors, and suppliers, from and against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, arising or resulting from any violation of the Terms even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, and costs, arising out of the use of or inability to use the Company’s products or services. If you cause a technical disruption of the Site or its systems you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, arising or resulting from that disruption.

Tuition and Fees

The Company endeavors to offer you competitive tuition and fees for its products and services. The Company reserves the right to change the tuition and fees at any time without prior notice, and does not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price drop or promotional offering. All prices are in the U.S. Dollars. The tuition balance is due by the beginning of the class, course, or program the student has registered for. If a student has an unpaid tuition balance after the class, course, or program begins his/her place in the class may be forfeited. Students may be required to purchase textbooks or other instructional materials. These fees may be paid when students purchase their books.

Payment Methods

The Company accepts checks, cash, money orders, or payments made via PayPal in payment of your balance. All checks and money orders must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank to be accepted and must be made payable to the Columbia Academy, LLC. The checks and money orders should include the student's name on the front of the check or money order. In the event your personal check is returned to the Company unpaid by your bank or other financial institution, you will be assessed a $35 service charge.

Returns and Refund Policy

The Company makes every effort to provide its customers with the highest quality of products and services that meet individual needs, requirements, and expectations of every student. If a student withdraws in the first half of his/her class, course, or program, a refund of 25% of the remaining balance will be granted. No refunds will be granted after a student has completed half of his/her course or program.

Links to other Websites

The Company may provide links to other websites or resources. Links to external, third-party websites or links to the Site by any other sites, do not signify or imply the Company’s endorsement of or relationship with, or acceptance of any responsibility for their content or use. The Company has no control and makes no representations as to the content, quality, suitability, functionality, or legality of any sites you can access deliberately or inadvertently from the Site and to which the Company may provide links. The Company is not responsible for their content or polices. You hereby waive any claim you might have against the Company with respect to such sites and their operators. While you may order products and/or services through the links to third-party websites all matters concerning such products and/or services, including, but not limited to, purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery, are solely between you and the third-parties with whom you have chosen to do business. The Company makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any products and/or services provided by those third-parties. In particular, external sites are not bound by the Company’s Terms and privacy policy; they may have their own policies or none at all.

Choice of Law

The laws of the State of New Jersey govern the Site’s content and your transactions with the Company. You are responsible for complying with local laws, should they be different from the laws governing the Site and your transactions with the Company.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to the Company. The Company makes every effort to ensure security for visitors of the Site. However, since data transmission over the Internet cannot be totally guaranteed to be secure, the Company cannot ensure the absolute security of the information that you transmit or provide to the Company.

There are four types of information that the Company may collect during your visit to the Site: network traffic logs, web visit logs, cookies, and information voluntarily provided by you. The Company may engage third parties to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from visitors to the Site to help administer the Site and improve its quality. The Site and/or such third parties may use cookies. A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of the Site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses. Cookies do not allow the Site to gather any personal information about you and the Company does not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to the Site in your cookies. Logs may be kept of the I.P. (Internet Protocol) addresses, country of the computer visiting the Site, the page visited, the type of browser used, the operating system of the computer from which the Site was accessed, and the volume and timing of access to the Site by collecting information on the date, time, and pages accessed by visitors to the Site. That information may be used for market research purposes only so the Company can improve its products and services and the content of the Site. The Company does not use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on the Site.

The Company may collect and keep your personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, or other your personal information when you affirmatively choose to make such information available to the Company. When you contact the Company, either by mail, e-mail, fax, or by phone to request information, a Company’s representative may ask you for certain information which is needed to fulfill your specific request. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, telephone numbers, mailing address, e-mail address, and credit card information. Any personally identifiable information you provide the Company with will be used only for the purpose indicated. The Company will not sell, exchange, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law. The Company does not retain the information longer than necessary for its normal operations. The Company may need to share personal information with third parties in limited circumstances. For instance, the Company may release personal information to third parties for normal business practices such as: to deliver packages (shipping and delivery companies) or to process credit card payments (credit card companies). The Company may also share your name, address, or e-mail address with third-party companies that provide marketing services for the Company. For instance, your e-mail address may be used to send you news about the Company, its products, services, or promotions. You can choose not to receive messages from the Company at any time by following the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each e-mail or by sending an e-mail to info@columbiaacademyus.com.

The Company may also disclose your personal information became available to the Company, as required by federal, state, or local law and only in the extent required by federal, state, or local law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the federal, state, or local laws. For instance, the Company may be required to provide personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. The Company reserves the right to report to the law enforcement agencies any activities that the Company, in good faith, believes to be unlawful. The Company reserves the right to disclose certain personal information that the Company believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; to protect the Company from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Site; or to protect the rights, property, or the safety of our faculty and staff, students, or others.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to send an email to info@columbiaacademyus.com.

Children's Online Policy

The Company is committed to the preservation of online privacy for all of the Site’s visitors, including children. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Company will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without first obtaining parental consent. Prior to providing any personally identifiable information (child’s name, e-mail address, address, phone number, etc.), children under the age of 13 must obtain parental consent. Please note that the term "parent" includes guardians.

User Communications

Other than personally identifiable information, which is subject to the Company’s Privacy Policy, any material, information, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, questions, comments or other communications and transmissions relating to your use of the Site, other than an actual enrollment into a class, course, or program will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary communication. Such User Communications will be deemed an assignment thereof to the Company and the Company retains the right to use any and all User Communications for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, reproduction, transmission, disclosure, publication, broadcast, development, and marketing in any manner for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. However, the Company shall not use your full name in any promotional material without your consent and permission. The Company has no obligations to use, return, review, or respond to any User Communications. The Company will have no liability related to the content of any such User Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The Company retains the right to save certain types of communications on file for promotional and marketing purposes, but the Company is not required to and does not retain every communication it receives.

Other

The Company reserves the right to cancel any services (classes, courses, programs, etc.) for any reason at any time without prior notice. In the event of a cancellation by the Company a full refund of the fees paid will be granted.

Online programs and instruction are available via virtual classroom provided by WizIQ, Inc. WizIQ's terms of use and privacy policy govern its use.

You may use the Site for legal purposes only. The Site may not be framed within another website.

Students, parents and guardians, and other users of the Site are encouraged to review the Terms on a periodic basis for modifications.