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January 1, 2019

Welcome to the The Stedge Group website. The Stedge Group operates as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of California, USA. By accessing or using the website, you indicate that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by it. You must accept these Terms and Conditions in order to use the website. If you do not understand or have questions about the Terms and Conditions, immediately stop all use of the website and contact us. These Terms and Conditions may periodically change without notice, so you should check the Terms and Conditions before every attempt to use the website. When the Terms and Conditions are changed, the date of the latest revision will appear at the top of this page.

  1. No Legal Services or College funding expert Client Relationship
    Although the website may provide information concerning potential legal issues, it is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. You should not and are not authorized to rely on the website as a source of legal advice. Your use of the website does not create any college funding expert-client relationship between you and The Stedge Group.

The website contains electronic contact information for The Stedge Group college funding experts. The mere act of contacting a The Stedge Group college funding expert electronically, however, does not create an college funding expert-client relationship. If you wish to become a client of The Stedge Group, you must contact The Stedge Group, and explicitly negotiate a retention.

Unless you have a college funding expert-client relationship with The Stedge Group, we are not obliged to keep confidential information you may send us. Under no circumstances, therefore, should you send confidential information to The Stedge Group unless you have been authorized to do so by a The Stedge Group member or you have a pre-existing documented relationship with The Stedge Group.

  1. No Legal Advice
    We provide users of the Site with access to general information about us, and to related materials and services, including: (a) information and other materials such as newsletters, blogs, legal updates, articles, college funding expert profiles, event details, videos, photos, text, data and other similar content; and (b) services such as event registration, subscription management, research tools, video players and links to third-party websites (such information, materials and services made available in connection with the Site, collectively, the “Services”).

While the information on the site may concern legal issues, such information is provided for educational purposes only. You acknowledge and agree that the services do not constitute legal advice. moreover, use of the site is not intended to constitute, and does not constitute, a solicitation for the formation of an college funding expert-client relationship; no college funding expert-client relationship is created through your use of the site.

Moreover, neither receipt of any services, nor any e-mail or other communication sent through this site, will create an college funding expert-client relationship, and no such e-mail or communication will be treated as confidential. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of the site without seeking legal advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction(s).

We expressly disclaim all liability in respect of actions taken or not taken based on any services. Further, no views expressed in connection with any blogs available in connection with the site shall be attributed to The Stedge Group, its affiliated entities, or its college funding experts or clients.

  1. User Conduct
    You agree that you will not use the website for any illegal purpose. In addition, you agree that:
  2. You will not harvest, collect or otherwise use contact information made available on the website for the purpose of sending unsolicited improper communications, including without limitation, unsolicited bulk email (collectively, spam) and that you will not use any The Stedge Group communications facility to deliver or attempt to deliver spam
  3. You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the website or the servers and network associated with the website
  4. You will not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security or access control technology implemented on the website, or the servers and network associated with the website
  5. You will not use the website in any manner designed to degrade the performance or functioning of the website, including, without limitation, launching Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks against the website
  6. Commercial Use of The Stedge Group Website Materials and Screen Shots
    Reproduction, copying or redistribution of materials on the The Stedge Group website for commercial purposes is prohibited without the express written permission of The Stedge Group. To obtain permission to copy portions of this site, please email us and provide the following information in the body of the email:
  7. The Stedge Group content you wish to use.
    2. Where and how it will be used (for example, a book cover, magazine article, a brochure).
    3. Where and how copies will be distributed and to what audience.
    4. How many copies will be produced and distributed.
    5. When you intend to publish.
    6. What other non-The Stedge Group materials will be associated with the content.
    7. Your name, title, company, address, email address, and phone number.

We will evaluate your request and respond as soon as practicable. The Stedge Group reserves the right to refuse permission to copy, distribute, broadcast or publish any of its copyrighted material, including text and images on our website.

  1. No Warranties and Limitation of Liability
    Information provided on the website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. The Stedge Group periodically adds changes, improves or updates the information and documents on the website without notice. The Stedge Group assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the website. Your use of the website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory shall The Stedge Group, its suppliers or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website’s contents be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any character arising from your access to, or use of, the website.
  2. Indemnity
    To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold The Stedge Group, and its respective successors and assigns, harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses and fees (including college funding experts’ fees) arising out of or relating to (a) any use of, or activities in connection with, the web site (including all submissions by you) by or on behalf of you, or (b) any violation or alleged violation of these Terms and Conditions by you.
  3. Links to Third Party Sites
    If you use any links on the website to websites not maintained by The Stedge Group, you will leave The Stedge Group website. The linked sites are not under the control of The Stedge Group and The Stedge Group is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained on a linked site. The Stedge Group provides these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply recommendation, approval or endorsement by The Stedge Group of the site.
  4. Jurisdiction; Choice of Law
    These Terms and Conditions and your use of the website shall be governed by the laws of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree that jurisdiction for any dispute between you and The Stedge Group arising from your use of the website shall be vested solely in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles, California, USA.
  5. Severability
    If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are found to be void or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and all other provisions shall remain in force.