Table of Contents:
- Acceptance of Terms
- Usage of Site and Intellectual Property
- Restrictions on Use
- Links to External Websites
- General Legal Terms
- Representations and Warranties
- Limitation of Liability
- Termination of the Agreement
- Users Must Comply with Applicable Laws
- Merger, Sale or Bankruptcy
- Schools on this Site
- Data, Student Reviews and Other Information
- Tuition and Scholarships Information
- Employment and Career Outcomes
- Non-government Website
- Data, Student Reviews and Other Information
Acceptance of Terms
Company reserves the right to change or add to any portion of this Agreement at any time, which change or addition shall be effective immediately upon posting of the updated Agreement to this Site, without additional notice. It is your responsibility to review the Terms upon each visit to the Site. Any use of the Site after such date shall constitute your acceptance of such updated Agreement. If any change to this Agreement is not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the Site.
Usage of Site and Intellectual Property
You may use this Site for personal, non-commercial, and lawful purposes only. The Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, software, text, graphics and images (collectively, the “Content”). Company may own the Content or portions of the Content may be made available to us through arrangements that we have with third parties. The Content is protected by United States and foreign jurisdiction intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may result in violation of copyright, trademark or other laws. You have no rights in the Content. No copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial or non-commercial use of the Content will be permitted without first obtaining Company’s expressed written permission. The use or posting of any of the Content for any purpose in any context, including, but not limited to, on any other web site or in a networked computer environment is expressly prohibited. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any authorized copy you make of the Content.
For clarity, there is no prohibition against (i) you maintaining hyperlinks on your own website(s) that lead visitors to a page on the Site; or (ii) following specific instructions on a given page of the Site regarding how to use a piece of the Content on your own website(s), e.g. an infographic.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos of Company (the “Company Trademarks”) used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of the Company. Other company, product, and service names located on the Site may be trademarks or service marks owned by third parties (the “Third Party Trademarks”, and, collectively with the Company Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). Nothing on this Site or in this Agreement should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Trademarks displayed on this Site without the prior written consent of Company specific for each such use. The Trademarks may not be used to disparage Company or the applicable third party, or their respective products or services, or in any manner that may damage any goodwill in the Trademarks. All goodwill generated from the use of any of the Company Trademarks shall solely be for Company’s benefit and valuation.
Restrictions on Use
You agree not to: (a) use the Site for any unlawful purpose, (b) take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on the Site’s infrastructure, as determined in Company’s sole and absolute discretion, (c) attempt to influence or harm the Site’s traffic, inbound marketing channels, or search engine rankings, as determined in Company’s sole and absolute discretion; (d) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activity being conducted on the Site, (e) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or making up the Site, or (f) delete or alter any material posted on the Site by Company or any other person or entity.
Links to External Websites
Schools and Other Content Information
Please review the following topics for important information about the schools and other content published on this Site. From our experience, no information source is comprehensive, exhaustive or complete. Our Site is provided for informational purposes only. Our Site is one source of many for information about the schools. Below is information that should help you better understand our Site and items to keep in mind as you explore schools and careers in this field.
Schools on this Site
This Site profiles many schools. While a number schools are listed for free, certain schools on our Site pay us a fee to advertise. Such advertising school placements are typically found as follows:
- Our green “find a school”, “find schools”, “request info” buttons or the like are schools that pay us a placement fee.
- Other ad listing types that are flagged as “matching schools’ ads”, “sponsored school”, “sponsored” or the like.
Our Site does not provide a comprehensive list of all schools in the United States in this area of study or of all schools located in a specific area. However, we may provide extensive lists of programs (by state, those possessing some designation from a third-party such as US News rankings, by type of program, etc.), with most of those not being advertisers.
The accreditation status of a school, when listed, is included for informational purposes only and may have changed since publication. It is your responsibility to confirm a school’s accrediting body and accreditation status directly with the school prior to enrolling.
Data, Student Reviews and Other Information
Accuracy and Timeliness
Our goal is to include information on this Site that is helpful to Site visitors. However, given our breadth of information and sources, we can make no claims, warranties or guaranties about the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of such data and information. We may attempt to provide sources and footnotes where relevant so a visitor can further verify information.
Sources of Facts and Quotations
This Site may include data and facts that we obtain from third party sources. We also collect information directly from interviews with practitioners within the career field or students who have attended a school and have provided a review.
Student reviews are submitted from individuals representing themselves to be current or former students. A fee is usually paid to the individual submitting the review.
Whether paid for or not, Student reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and it is unlikely that you will have similar results.
We strive to include only third party content that we feel originates from reliable and qualified sources, including government statistics, national surveys, actual practitioners from this career field, current or former students, or content from mainstream media publications.
Tuition and Scholarships Information
Tuition Rates & Pricing
School tuition rates and pricing information on this Site are included for informational purposes only and may have changed since publication. It is your responsibility to confirm tuition rates, fees and pricing directly with each school prior to enrolling.
Certain scholarships and grants may be available to qualified students. We make no guarantees as to the availability of or eligibility requirements for any scholarships or grants with respect to any of the schools or programs listed on this Site. It is your responsibility to confirm the availability and eligibility requirements for scholarship grants directly with each school or source prior to enrolling or applying
Employment, Salary and Earning Potential OutcomesEmployment and career outcomes
The successful completion of any degree or program of study listed on this Site is not a guarantee of employment nor does it necessarily confer improvement in career prospects, including salary level in a role. Employment and career advancement opportunities may require different or additional qualifications or certifications beyond graduation. Related job opportunities and compensation may also vary based on other factors such as prior experience, match to a specific job or career path’s requirements, coursework completed, geographic location and general economic conditions. Program outcomes vary. None of the information presented is intended to nor shall it guarantee any employment result.
If you consider enrolling in any program, ask the school for information for statistics they may be required to provide to the US government (such as the Department of Education) for this program or school. These may include such items as graduation rates, employment outcomes, costs of program and other factors you may deem important in decision making.
This is a private website that is not affiliated with the U.S. government or any of its agencies or departments, although data is often sourced from such entities.
General Legal Terms
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Company, its affiliated companies and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, third party content providers and licensors (the “Company Parties”) from and against all claims, actions, demands and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and accounting fees, arising from your access to, use or misuse of the Content or Site. Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests in assisting the Company’s defense of such matter.
Representations and Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE COMPANY PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NONE OF THE COMPANY PARTIES WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE, OR AS TO THE CURRENCY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR CONTENT PROVIDED OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. WHILE COMPANY MAKES GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE (REGARDING TOPICS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SCHOOLS, CAREERS, FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS) IS ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE, THERE MAY BE DELAYS IN MAKING REVISIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE SITE TO REFLECT NEW OR CHANGED INFORMATION AND AS A RESULT COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION AS TO THE CURRENCY OR ACCURACY OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION. THE COMPANY PARTIES SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR THE TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONVEYED TO THE USER OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE.
YOU REPRESENT, WARRANT, AND COVENANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND TO USE THIS SITE ACCORDING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT AND USING THIS SITE ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER COMPANY OR ENTITY, YOU AGREE THAT SUCH COMPANY OR ENTITY WILL BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. ADDITIONALLY, YOU REPRESENT, WARRANT, AND COVENANT THAT ALL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO THE COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INFORMATION, IS CURRENT AND CORRECT.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, WHETHER CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE, EVEN IF SUCH COMPANY PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY PARTIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Termination of the Agreement
Company reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to all or any part of the Site or the Content at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. Company reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Site or the Content at any time without prior notice or liability.
The Sections of this Agreement entitled “Usage of the Site and Intellectual Property,” “Restrictions on Use,” “Indemnification,” “Representations and Warranties,” “Limitation on Liability,” “Termination of the Agreement” and “Miscellaneous” shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
Users Must Comply with Applicable Laws
Company makes no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded or viewed, or is appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access the Site or the Content from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk; whether inside or outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.
Merger, Sale or Bankruptcy
In connection with a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Company may assign or transfer this Agreement to the person or entity acquiring the applicable assets or succeeding to the applicable business. In the event of any such transaction, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall be binding on you and any such successor and/or assign.
The provisions of this Agreement will be deemed severable, and the unenforceability of any one or more provisions will not affect the enforceability of any other provisions. In addition, if any provision of the Agreement, for any reason, is declared to be unenforceable, the parties will substitute an enforceable provision that, to the maximum extent possible under applicable law, accomplishes the intentions of the original provision. Failure of Company to act on or enforce any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in this Agreement. No waiver of any breach or default hereunder shall be effective against Company unless made in writing, nor shall any such waiver be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to conflicts of law principles. Any disputes regarding this Agreement must be brought in the state or federal courts located in King County, Washington, and the parties hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction and venue of any such court in any such action or proceeding. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees.