Terms and Conditions
Agreement between User and United States Institute of Language and Clerical Studies, Inc (“USILACS”).
Welcome to USILACS. The www.usilacs.org website (the “Site” or “Services”) is comprised of various web pages and any associated products and services operated by USILACS. www.usilacs.org and any associated products and services offered on the Site are offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of www.usilacs.org and the purchase of any products on the Site constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.
Further, these Terms and Conditions are in addition to the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with USILACS for products, services or otherwise, including, without limitation, terms, conditions, and policies relating to the courses and educational programs provided by USILACS.
USILACS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which:
Owns and operates www.usilacs.org
Provides online education.
Provides education document apostille and legalization.
Provides High School equiveillance exams.
Visiting www.usilacs.org or sending emails to USILACS constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications from USILACS, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that USILACS is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. USILACS and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
Children Under Thirteen
USILACS does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use https://www.usilacs.org only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
www.usilacs.org may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of USILACS and USILACS is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. USILACS is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by USILACS of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via www.usilacs.org are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.usilacs.org domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that USILACS may share such information and data with any third party with whom USILACS has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.usilacs.org users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of USILACS or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. USILACS content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of USILACS and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of USILACS or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Third Party Accounts
You may be able to connect your USILACS account to third party accounts. By connecting your USILACS account to your third-party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
The Service is controlled, operated, and administered by USILACS from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the USILACS Content accessed through https://www.usilacs.org in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions, or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless USILACS, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. USILACS reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with USILACS in asserting any available defenses.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and USILACS agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE SERVICES AND ALL CONTENT FEATURES MADE AVAILABLE ON, CONTAINED IN, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE AND CLERICAL STUDIES, INC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE AND CLERICAL STUDIES, INC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. USILACS MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES REGARDING THE END USE OR ACCEPTABILITY OF EDUCATION DOCUMENTS BY ANY PARTY OR GOVERNMENT.TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. USILACS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS IN THE SERVICES. USILACS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. USILACS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR THEIR HOST SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. USILACS ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICES SAFE; HOWEVER, USILACS CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
Refunds are only available for tuition, and only if both of the following apply: (1) it is less than 30-days since you enrolled and (2) no education documents i.e., Diploma, Transcripts, Certificates have been prepared, shipped, or delivered to you.
There is no refund on HESEAP applications, legalizations, or exam retake fees.
Accreditation or Acceptance
USILACS makes no claims or guarantees regarding accreditation or acceptance of USILACS education documents beyond what is available on the Site.
Other Terms and Conditions
The apostille process can take up to 6 weeks after graduation to complete. The legalization process is more involved and can take up to 6 months to complete. Certain jurisdictions occasionally place arbitrary expiration dates on apostilled and legalized documents; therefore, make sure to conduct your own due diligence, so as to plan your graduation and ordering of these documents accordingly. USILACS does everything to ensure timely processing of these documents. USILACS is not responsible for delays, changes to government regulations or procedures or denial of applications.
Failed Final Exams
All USILACS exams are timed. You have 90 minutes in which to complete the exam and submit it. You must score at least a 55% in order to pass the exam. In the event you score less than 55% or fail to complete the exam in the allotted time, you will fail the exam, and as a result, fail the course in which the exam was given. If you fail the course, or are unhappy with your final grade, you have the option to retake the final exam for an additional fee. USILACS is not responsible for Internet or computer system failures while the student is taking or submitted their exam.
Change of Information
It is your responsibility to inform the school of any changes to your information, i.e., address, phone number, email, name (in the case of marriage). You can email and new information to the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to Terms
USILACS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.usilacs.org is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. USILACS encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
USILACS welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
United States Institute of Language and Clerical Studies, Inc
2410 NE 18th Pl
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Telephone number: 305-330-2202
Effective as of March 23, 2019