EDUFINDME/EXPO

Terms of Use Policy

Acceptance of Terms
Date of Last Revision: January 7th, 2012

About Edufindme

Edufindme is an online network that serves students looking for study abroad options and for professionals in the field of education to recruit students and to promote their educational programs. Edufindme processes User Content to match students and educational programs with one another based on their compatibility.

For any user of Edufindme, the registration, the maintenance and the termination of his/her account is free of charge.

Edufindme is a free service for students. Students don't have to pay for any service offered by Edufindme, which includes all the features offered by Edufindme. However, costs may occur to students when applying for programs of institutions or agencies, which Edufindme is not responsible for.

For professionals in the field of education, Edufindme serves as a student recruitment tool, a lead management system, a social network and a Customer-Relationship-Management System. The use of Edufindme as a social network is free of charge, however, do Edufindme Users, with the purpose of the professional use of its services, need to purchase credit in order to network with students. Edufindme constantly adds and modifies services, to which additional terms of use may apply. Edufindme reserves the right to modify these terms of use at any time. Changes will be made visible in this Agreement.

Acceptance of Terms

This Terms of Use Agreement determines the legally binding terms for your use of the Edufindme Services. If you wish to become a Member, and take advantage of the services and opportunities of Edufindme.com, you must read this and accept this Agreement, which you indicate by using Edufindme.com.

Edufindme.com reserves the right to reject any registration and to remove any information by you, or to restrict, not approve, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Edufindme Services at any time, for any reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

These Terms of Use include the Edufindme Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use. By using Edufindme, you indicate to agree that this User Agreement and Privacy Policy will apply whenever you use Edufindme sites or services.

Eligibility

The Use of Edufindme is restricted to students, parents of students looking for study abroad options and for people working in the field of education and offering study abroad services, such as educational institutions of all kind and levels, educational advisors and agencies, professors, governmental agencies and organizations with the purpose of promoting education.

For students and parents:

There is no required age or education necessary to use Edufindme services. The use of Edufindme is free of charge.

For educational providers (institutions, agencies, advisors, professors, organizations, governmental agencies):

The use of Edufindme is open to any of the above-mentioned educational providers and agencies working in the field of education, as long as they are accredited. Edufindme determines which accreditations are accepted on Edufindme.com. Edufindme Users must be accurate and legitimate with their information they provide. Agencies must provide references. Edufindme reserves the right to check on references and to decline or delete registrations made on Edufindme.com with or without prior notice and without liability.

Use of Edufindme Content

Edufindme authorizes its users to view and access the content available on Edufindme.com and to network with other users on Edufindme.com. Students and parents of students looking for study abroad options are only allowed to use this information for private use. For users in the professional educational field, Edufindme authorizes them to use its content only for professional use. The content of Edufindme.com, and of all other websites under Edufindme's control and its software are protected under international copyright, trademark and other laws. It is prohibited to duplicate, alter, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display or sell any User Content appearing on or through Edufindme.

Edufindme Site Restrictions

Users on Edufindme may not create more than one account unless discussed and granted by Edufindme. Multiple accounts may be deleted with or without prior notice. Agencies, institutions and organizations working professionally in the field of education may be detained to use Edufindme and its services, if Edufindme doubts their reliability or accreditation and reserves the right to remove accounts in the above-mentioned case with or without prior notice.

Users are not allowed to use Edufindme in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material, including Edufindme Content: (a) in violation of the law, (b) in any way that would violate the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to trademarks and copyrights) of others or infringe the personal rights, publicity, or privacy of others, or (c) that is abusive or inappropriate, or ill-willed.

It is also prohibited for Users to violate the security of Edufindme via any of the following: (a) accessing data other than that which belongs to the User, (b) logging into a server or account that the User is not authorized to access. (Users must create an account that aligns with their purpose/business - an agency must register as an agency and an institution must register as an institution.) (c) Attempting to tamper with authentication measures without authorization (d) interfering with the service of another User, including but not limited to introducing a virus, spamming or overloading the site. Violations of the site, system of network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Edufindme will investigate any such occurrences that may involve any above violations and cooperate with law enforcement officials in prosecuting any involved users.

Registration and User Content

Edufindme is not responsible and will not be liable for the User Content, and the accuracy of the information provided by its users on Edufindme.com.

By registering with Edufindme.com, you will be asked to provide personal information, which will be used to match you with other users on Edufindme.

Your profile information, except for your last name and your contact information will be visible to all visitors and members of Edufindme.

Once you build a network with other users of Edufindme, you can see their full profile information, which contains last names, and contact information and they can see yours. Edufindme allows you to hide your contact information from any user on Edufindme at any time.

When schools or agencies on Edufindme accept your request to be part of their network or when you accept their request to enter their network, the schools/agencies will have access to your full profile and information, according to how your privacy settings are set up in the My Preferences tab in your Edufindme account.

If you register and attend an EXPO (Fair) associated with Edufindme, every time you show your EXPO invitation barcode to an exhibitor at the EXPO and the barcode is scanned, you and the exhibitor will be connected in Edufindme and the exhibitor will therefore have access to your profile and email. You can leave the network of the exhibitor at any time and you can control your privacy settings in the My Preferences tab. By registering with Edufindme you indicate to agree to such terms.

You are solely responsible for your information that you provide in your account and for all posts and messages that you submit or display via Edufindme.

By posting User Content to Edufindme.com, you hereby certify that you have the right to use and post such User Content on Edufindme. You furthermore warrant that your User Content on Edufindme.com does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

Edufindme will not be held liable for your actions and may sue you. You hereby confirm to cover all damages, royalties and fees that may occur due to your User Content displayed on Edufindme.com.

Edufindme acts as an online network matching and recommending students and educational providers to build networks based on their User Content. Edufindme uses a matching system and processes its Users Content in order to match its Users and encourages them to build networks with each other.

Edufindme does not have the intention to check the communication of its users nor the information provided and has no obligation to do so. However, Edufindme may review and remove any User Content that stands in conflict with these Terms of Use, is in violation of applicable law, is abusive or violates the rights or safety of other users.

Edufindme reserves the right to remove any User Content which is in violation of these Terms of Use and to terminate Users' accounts if they are in violation of these Terms of Use.

Edufindme may take action regarding User Content that it deems necessary in its sole discretion if it believes it to be a possibly liability for Edufindme.

The following is a partial list of User Content that is prohibited on Edufindme.com. The list is for illustration purposes and is not limited to the following:

User Content that:

  • Violates the intellectual property rights of another person or promotes unauthorized copies of another's copyrighted work; for instance the posting of pirated media or computer programs or links to such;
  • Contains restricted or hidden pages or images;
  • Promotes or endorses any kind of pornographic or lewd materials of any kind;
  • Is abusive, disruptive or offensive or engages in or promotes hatred, threats or bigotry against any group or individual;
  • Incites harassment or involves harassment of any kind towards any group or individual;
  • Provides misleading, defamatory or libelous information;
  • Provides information about or promotes illegal activity such as violating others' privacy, pirating media, disseminating computer viruses, buying or creating weapons or soliciting passwords or other private information from others;
  • Involves the sending of spam, mass messages or junk mail;
  • Promotes or endorses any kind of illegal activity.

Assumption of Risk

You, for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, agree not to sue and to hold harmless all Edufindme staff from any claims, demands, liabilities related to any injury, disability or death you may suffer, or loss or damage to person or property to the fullest extent permitted by law, that occur due to using Edufindme. You further assume all such risks and take full responsibility for your User Content and your actions on Edufindme or any related service displayed on Edufindme.com.

Registration and Password

You are responsible yourself for maintaining confidentiality of your Edufindme Account and password. You agree to immediately inform Edufindme of any unauthorized use of your account or password.

Consent to Electronic Communications and Email Solicitation

When you register for Edufindme, you agree that we may provide you with information regarding our products and services and to notify you with information regarding your account on Edufindme.com. You can modify your notification settings in your Edufindme account at the My Preferences area.

If you wish not to receive messages from Edufindme on its products on services, you need to send an email to info@edufindme.com.

Liability

Edufindme is not responsible for the content and the accuracy of the information provided by its users. Edufindme serves as a place for students and people, working in the field of education to network with each other. The intention for students is to find study abroad options and for agencies and institutions to recruit students via Edufindme. Though you may delete your account on Edufindme, Edufindme is not held liable if users have taken note or a copy of your profile information. Edufindme will not cover any costs resulting to you due to damages caused by using Edufindme.com.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Edufindme does not warrant that Edufindme.com will operate error-free, or that it or its servers is free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If you use Edufindme.com, the site is not responsible for any damages resulting due to using Edufindme.com. Edufindme serves on "as it is" basis and does not make warranties of any kind, such as completeness, accuracy, reliability, content of the services on Edufindme and its User Content.

No Unauthorized Commercial Use

You agree not to assign or resell your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of Edufindme .

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Edufindme, its affiliates, employees, staff, agents and directors from and against any claims, actions or demands, including, but not limited to justifiable legal and accounting fees resulting from (a) any User Content provided by you to any Edufindme Site, (b) your use of any Edufindme Content, or (c) any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

Additional Terms of Use

Certain areas of Edufindme.com and the other Edufindme Sites and Software are subject to additional terms of use. Such sites only affect the ones, who use Edufindme in a professional manner and don't refer to the use of Edufindme for students. By using those areas, you agree to apply to those Terms of Use.

Termination of Account

The maintenance and termination of your account on Edufindme is free of charge. You can terminate your account at any time without giving prior notice. Edufindme reserves the right to expel users from using Edufindme and to delete accounts with or without prior notice and without liability. If you break any of those terms mentioned in this policy, Edufindme may delete your account to your own costs.