StudyQA — Terms of use

Thank you for using StudyQA.com website (hereinafter, the "Site"). Please read our Terms of Use ("Agreement", "Terms of Use") carefully before using studyqa.com, the Site, operated by StudyQA ("us", "we", or "our"). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Site. By accessing or using the Site in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting, browsing, or contributing content or other materials to the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. Do not access or use the Site if you are unwilling or unable to be bound by the Terms.

Intellectual Property

The Site and its original content, features and functionality are owned by StudyQA and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. All materials published on the Site are protected by copyright laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, resold, displayed, broadcast, or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express written permission of either StudyQA or, in the case of content licensed by StudyQA from third parties, the entity that is credited as the copyright holder of such licensed content.

Translation

We may translate these Terms of Use into other languages for your convenience. However, the English version governs your relationship with StudyQA, and any inconsistencies among the different versions will be resolved in favor of the English version.

Content

You alone are responsible for Your Content, and once published, it cannot always be withdrawn. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone's reliance on its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure by you of information in Your Content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use and authorize the use of Your Content as described herein. You may not imply that Your Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by StudyQA. You may expose yourself to liability if, for example, Your Content contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech or pornography; exploits or otherwise harms minors; or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation. StudyQA preserves the distribution rights to any content published on StudyQA, which includes but not limited to photo, videos, reviews, comments, profile information.

Our Right to Use Your Content: We may use Your Content in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, and other works, creating derivative works from it, promoting it, distributing it, and allowing others to do the same in connection with their own websites and media platforms. As such, you hereby irrevocably grant us world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable, transferable rights to use Your Content for any purpose. Please note that you also irrevocably grant the users of the Site and any Other Media the right to access Your Content in connection with their use of the Site and any Other Media. Finally, you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against StudyQA and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content. By "use" we mean use, copy, publicly perform and display, reproduce, distribute, modify, translate, remove, analyze, commercialize, and prepare derivative works of Your Content.

Ownership: As between you and StudyQA, you own Your Content. We own the StudyQA Content, including but not limited to visual interfaces, interactive features, graphics, design, compilation, including, but not limited to, our compilation of User Content and other Site Content, computer code, products, software, aggregate user review ratings, and all other elements and components of the Site excluding Your Content, User Content and Third Party Content. We also own the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual and proprietary rights associated with the StudyQA Content and the Site, which are protected by copyright, trade dress, patent, trademark laws and all other applicable intellectual and proprietary rights and laws. As such, you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display or in any way exploit any of the StudyQA Content in whole or in part except as expressly authorized by us. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, we do not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in and to the Site and the StudyQA Content are retained by us.

Scholarships

StudyQA is not responsible for the accuracy of the scholarship content listed on the site. StudyQA is only responsible for handling application content and submitting them to web portals according to scholarship description, users who choose to apply through StudyQA are subjected to risk of unsuccessful application. StudyQA does not have any affiliation with the scholarship sponsors, it is an information aggregator and software tool to help users apply for scholarships in a more convenient way.

Premium Listing Subscription

All paid subscription plans must enter a valid payment account. Free accounts are not required to provide payment account information.

An upgrade from the free plan to any paying plan will immediately bill you. 

For monthly payment plans, you will be billed in advance on a monthly basis and fees are non-refundable.

Recurring Payments will incur on the last day of the previous billing cycle. For annual plans, reoccurring payments will incur on the last day of the previous billing cycle.

All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes.

For any upgrade or downgrade in plan level while on a monthly billing cycle, you will start a new billing cycle immediately, there is no refund for the previous billing cycle paid.

If you are downgrading to a free plan, please consult our Refund Policy.     

Downgrading your Service may cause the loss of Content, features, or capacity of your Account. SchooLinks does not accept any liability for such loss.

Email services

We offer newsletters with which we want to inform interested persons about news and developments in the area of higher education, our services, and related events. Your email address will only be added to our list of newsletter subscribers with your express permission (such as registering with StudyQA and receiving an account with us). We also offer update mailings which contain information we believe will be of interest to you, based on your profile information and indicated interests. The frequency of these update mailings will be set to a default frequency upon the creation of your user account. Every newsletter and update mailing contains a link with which you can adjust the frequency or remove yourself from our mailing list.

Refund Policy

Generally, all fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. There is no refund for any unused leads. So, please make sure you use all your leads during the billing cycle, those will expire at the end of the billing cycle. Should you cancel the plan before the billing cycle ends, and your account will be cancelled at the end of the billing cycle. For annual plan subscribers, you will have until the end of the year for the account to be effectively cancelled, even if you cancel your plan before the billing year ends. No refunds will be granted, however your plan will not renew after your current annual plan expires. If you decide to cancel your subscription or downgrade it, you can do so by emailing us to: info@studyqa.com. The subscription will be cancelled/downgraded within 24 hours after receiving your email. No 'in advance' cancellations/downgrading requests will be accepted. Amounts you pay pursuant to the Advertising service are non-refundable. If you believe you have made a purchase by accident, please contact support within 24 hours of order placement at info@studyqa.com.

Educational Institutions

We work with colleges, universities, high schools and for profit and not for profit post-secondary educational institutions to provide targeted recruiting and outreach. Only those school representatives who have registered and been authenticated by StudyQA in accordance with our policies are allowed to participate. Authorized personnel from the educational institutions may also provide information on the schools, update admissions data and provide calendars or other information. The accuracy of this information is not guaranteed. Educational institutions use our student data in their recruitment efforts, but the StudyQA Services is not an application tool. All of our users must still perform the institution appropriate application process as the StudyQA Services does not replace the application process.

Advertising

Removal of Advertisements StudyQA reserves the unilateral right to remove any or all active ads if there is an amount owed under this Supplement that is past due by more than fifteen (3) days. No Guarantees StudyQA does not guarantee the results or distribution of any advertisement in any manner. StudyQA does not guarantee you any number of impressions (i.e., times your advertisement is viewed by a member) or clicks (i.e., times your advertisement is clicked on by a member) through StudyQA Ads.

Inappropriate Use

You will not upload, display or otherwise provide on or through StudyQA.com website and its communities any content that: (i) is libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harassing, hateful, offensive or otherwise violates any law or infringes upon the right of any third party (including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights); or (ii) in StudyQA’s sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using the Service or which may expose Duolingo or its users to any harm or liability of any kind.

Indemnification of StudyQA. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless StudyQA and its directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, suppliers, licensors, successors and assigns, from and against any and all losses, claims, causes of action, obligations, liabilities and damages whatsoever, including attorneys' fees, arising out of or relating to your access or use of the Site, any false representation made to us (as part of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise), your breach of any of these Terms and Conditions, or any claim that any translation we provide to you is inaccurate, inappropriate or defective in any way whatsoever.

Subscription services

If you purchase an auto-renewing periodic subscription through the Site, your account will be billed continuously for the subscription until you terminate it as set forth below. After your initial subscription period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically renew for an additional equivalent period. If you want to change or terminate your subscription, you will need to email us at info@studyqa.com at least 72 hours in advance before the next billing cycle. No refunds for unused subscription service for any reason or late cancellation service will be made.  

StudyQA may update the pricing of subscription at any time in its sole discretion, and may add new items or options for additional fees. StudyQA shall have no liability to you or any third party in the event that StudyQA exercises any such rights.

The transfer of subscription is prohibited and remains personal. You shall not sell, redeem or otherwise transfer your subscription to any person or entity, including but not limited to company, another user, or any third party.

You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using a StudyQA account registered to you. StudyQA may revise the pricing for the goods and services offered through the Site at any time. All information that you provide in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with the Site must be accurate, complete, and current. You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other payment method used in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with the Site at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. You will pay any applicable taxes, if any, relating to any such purchases, transactions or other monetary transaction interactions.

Payment Processors

All financial transactions made in connection with the Site will be processed by a third party in accordance with their respective terms of use, privacy policy, and/or any applicable payment terms and conditions. We encourage you to learn about the practices of such third parties. In no event will StudyQA be responsible for the actions or inactions of any third party payment processor, including, but not limited to, system downtime or payment service outages.

Third-Party Links, Sites, and Services

The Site may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by StudyQA. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service, or content from StudyQA, you understand that these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of such sites. You expressly acknowledge and agree that StudyQA shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss arising from your use of any third-party website, service, or content.
The Site may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information on the Site, or other information. The types and extent of advertising by StudyQA on the Site are subject to change. In consideration for StudyQA granting you access to and use of the Site, you agree that StudyQA and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising in connection with the display of content or information submitted by you or others.

 

Liability Disclaimer

The information, images, videos, links published on this website may include inaccuracies or errors. StudyQA do not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaim all liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information and description of the schools (language schools, high schools, universities and colleges, summer camps, internships) and agents (including without limitation, the pricing, photographs, information about schools, descriptions, etc.). StudyQA does not take responsibility for any information provided by agents or schools to students. StudyQA makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the website for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering of any products or services on this website does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by StudyQA. All such information, software and services are provided "As is" without warranty of any kind. 

StudyQA disclaim all warranties and conditions that this website, its servers or any email sent from StudyQA, are free of viruses or other harmful components. StudyQA hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, and services, including all implied warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, and services, including all implied warranties. In no event shall StudyQA (its officers, directors and affiliates) be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of, or in a any way connected with, your access to, display or use this website (including, but not limited to, your reliance upon opinions appearing on this website; any computer viruses, information, software, linked sites, products, and services obtained through this website; or otherwise arising out of the access to, display of or use of this website) whether based on a theory of negligence, contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, and even if StudyQA has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these terms are inure to the benefit of StudyQA.

Deactivation

By deactivating your account, you will not be able to use the platform and receive communication. However, your information will still be stored by StudyQA. StudyQA bears no responsibility of the loss of your content nor communication.

Termination

We may terminate your access to the Site, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability. You may terminate the Terms at any time by closing your account, discontinuing your use of the Site, and providing StudyQA with a notice of termination by contacting us at info@studyqa.com.

Other

User Content (including any that may have been created by users employed or contracted by StudyQA) does not necessarily reflect the opinion of StudyQA. We reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate User Content from time to time at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you. We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of Your Content, nor do we guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Your Content.

 

Last updated: 5 April 2020