Site Terms and Conditions
Welcome to Global Scholar. You may access or obtain unique services, products, information, and community offerings ("Services") provided by Global Scholar ("Global Scholar," "we," or "us") through Global Scholar as a service to the Internet community. Your use of these Services is subject to these Site Terms and Conditions ("Agreement"). By accessing Global Scholar's site and/or using the Services, you agree that you have read and understand this Agreement, and that your use of Global Scholar shall conform to this Agreement. If you register with us for certain Services, this Agreement includes and incorporates additional terms specific to those Services. The additional terms will be presented to you for your acceptance at the time of your registration for those Services. We reserve the right to change or amend this Agreement without notice. See the Section titled "Changes to Agreement" below for details. (Select linking to this site for information on creating a link to this site.)
User Account, Password, and Security
By accessing our site and/or otherwise accepting this Agreement, you agree to comply with our Community Guidelines.
Proprietary Rights of Global Scholar
Global Scholar and its licensors have expended substantial time, effort, and funds to create Global Scholar and the Services. You acknowledge and agree that Global Scholar or our affiliates exclusively own or has been licensed by third parties to use all rights, title, and interest in the Services and the information, data, databases, images, sound recordings, audio and visual clips, and other content (collectively, "Content") provided by Global Scholar.
Global Scholar is copyrighted. Global Scholar owns the copyright in the entire compilation Global Scholar and all of the images located at this site. Copyright in the text of Global Scholar is owned by Global Scholar, except for materials specifically designated as belonging to another party, and except for certain materials owned jointly by Center for Global Education and ETS. Text owned by a third party is referenced as such, except in some sample SATŪ reading passages that fall under fair-use guidelines.
No copyrighted material or other Content may be performed, distributed, downloaded, uploaded, modified, reused, reproduced, reposted, retransmitted, disseminated, sold, published, broadcast or circulated or otherwise used in any way whatsoever except as expressly stated either in such materials or in this Agreement without express written permission of Global Scholar or permission of the copyright owner. For permission, complete the permission request form. Any modification of the Content, or any portion thereof, or use of the Content for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of Global Scholar's copyrights and other proprietary rights. Use of the Content on any other Web site or other networked computer environment is prohibited without prior written permission from Global Scholar.
Trademarks Owned or Licensed by Global Scholar
The trademarks and logos used on Global Scholar's site are owned by Global Scholar and Center for Global Education. Some of the trademarks of Global Scholar and its licensors appear on our Trademark List.
No use of any Global Scholar trademark or any other trademark listed is permitted without express written consent.
Special Conditions for International Use and Exports
Global Scholar makes no representations that the Services are appropriate for use in all locations, or that transactions, products, instruments, or services discussed are available or appropriate for sale or use in all jurisdictions. You access Global Scholar and the Services on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of data or information exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. You further agree not to upload to Global Scholar any data or software that cannot be exported without prior written government authorization, including, but not limited to, certain encryption software. This assurance and commitment shall survive termination of this Agreement.
No Resale of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services.
Certain links are provided that may lead to Web sites maintained by third parties over which we have no control. We take no responsibility for the accuracy, content, or any aspect of that material, and disclaim any liability to you for such material or for any consequence of your decision to use the links provided or your use of such material. We also disclaim all liability and make no representations or warranties for any products or services sold or provided to you by any third party. Your purchase of products or services through one of those other sites is subject to agreements and/or the terms and conditions in effect between you and the providers of products and services at those other sites. You agree that you shall not bring a suit or claim against Global Scholar or any of our affiliates arising from or based on your purchase or use of products or services through those other sites. Links do not imply that Global Scholar or any of our affiliates sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol of Global Scholar or any of our affiliates.
It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that information, data, and software you download or otherwise select for your use is free of viruses and other destructive items.
Consent to Electronic Communications and Email Solicitation
Term of Agreement
This Agreement remains in effect until terminated by you or Global Scholar. You may terminate this Agreement upon our receipt of your notice via email to Global Scholar at , and by our subsequently disabling your password and ID. If you are unsatisfied with the Services provided through Global Scholar, your sole remedy is to terminate this Agreement. We may terminate this Agreement, in whole or with respect to a Service, with or without cause, at any time immediately upon our disabling your password and ID. We may notify you of termination of the Agreement via email or other written notice to the address you provide to us in the registration process. After the termination of this Agreement or a Service, you are not authorized to access or use the Service, and you shall cease all such access and use. If you nonetheless access or use the Service in spite of termination of the Agreement or Service, your use of, or access to, the Service will be subject to the version of the Agreement then in effect as to all current users.
Changes to Agreement and Services
We may make changes to this Agreement at any time. Your continued use of the Services indicates your continued agreement to be bound by this Agreement, as changed from time to time. You should view this Agreement often to stay informed of changes that may affect you. If you have registered with us and provided us with an email address, we may provide you with notice informing you that this Agreement has changed, but such notice shall be for convenience only and shall not be required for the effectiveness of the changes. You agree to check the Services, your mail and/or email on a regular basis to receive important and timely notices from us. Global Scholar may also make changes to the Services and site, including discontinuing any Service or content, or otherwise restricting access and use. We reserve the right to do so without prior notice to you. Global Scholar reserves the right to change or add any fees or charges for access or use of Global Scholar or any of the Services at any time.
No Warranties/Limitation of Liability
Global Scholar and its associated sites and services are provided on an "as is," "as available" basis without warranties of any kind. You acknowledge that neither Global Scholar, the Center for Global Education nor any of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, suppliers, nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering Global Scholar makes any guaranties or warranties, expressed, implied or statutory, with respect to the services and content or any other matter, including without limitation, warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of any content, warranties that the services or content will be free of errors or available, or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or infringement of third party rights. Global Scholar, the Center for Global Education, and such persons shall not be liable to you for any loss, cost, damage, or other injury, of any kind whatsoever, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, arising out of or caused in whole or in part by use or inability to use Global Scholar or any errors or omissions in the content hereof.
(i)Your use of, or reliance on, any service or content, (ii) Global Scholar's, the Center for Global Education's or any other person's performance of any obligations under or in connection with this agreement, or (iii) Your purchase and use of any goods or services provided by third parties through Global Scholar or its associated sites. In no event will Global Scholar, the Center for Global Education, or any of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors or suppliers be liable to you or any third party for any punitive, consequential, direct, incidental, indirect, special, or similar damages even if advised of the possibility of such damage. All users therefore agree that all access and use of Global Scholar is the user's own risk. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for certain damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of Global Scholar, The Center for Global Education, and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, and suppliers shall be limited in accordance with this Agreement to the fullest extent permitted by law. The user specifically waives any and all claims it may have arising out of use of Global Scholar. Any service for which a separate fee is charged carries with it only the representations and warranties specifically stated attributable to that service.
Global Scholar, The Center for Global Education, and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, or other suppliers shall not be liable for any loss, cost, or damage due to causes beyond their control. You understand that neither Global Scholar nor The Center for Global Education accept any responsibility for security of information transmitted over the Internet.
Without limiting any of the foregoing, if Global Scholar, The Center for Global Education, or any of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors or suppliers is found liable to you for any claims or matters arising under or in connection with this Agreement, Global Scholar's, The Center for Global Education's and such parties' aggregate and maximum liability for all such matters and claims in any calendar year shall not exceed the amounts paid by you to Global Scholar for the specific Service or product giving rise to such liability.
Global Scholar's Distribution of Third-Party Content
Global Scholar does not exercise editorial control over third-party content provided, uploaded, published, or distributed by users and other participants in Global Scholar. In other words, Global Scholar is merely a distributor, not a publisher, of such content. Such content may contain the views, opinions, statements, offers, and other material of the respective users, suppliers, participants, or authors. Global Scholar does not endorse, is not responsible for, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, such content or its accuracy, supplier ability or fitness for any particular purpose, and Global Scholar shall not be liable for any harm resulting from or in connection with reliance on any such content. In addition, Global Scholar shall not be a party to, or liable in any way for any harm associated with, any transaction between our users and any other user or participant in Global Scholar. Any products or services offered or sold on or through Global Scholar by any person other than Global Scholar are offered or sold subject to terms and conditions solely between our users and such other person or supplier.