Terms and Conditions
1. Use of Site
South Bay Educational Consultants provides Users various materials, information, articles, news and other information on this and related sites or by email transmission (the “Materials”). South Bay Educational Consultants authorizes each User to view and download one copy of the Materials. Materials may be downloaded and a maximum of one copy of the Materials may be printed provided that Users make no modifications to the Materials and South Bay Educational Consultants retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials on any copies of the Materials.
2. User Warranty
As a User, you warrant that you are not an agent or employee of any other test preparation or admissions company and use the Site and Materials solely for the purpose of aiding you in the admissions process.
3. Trademark and Copyright
South Bay Educational Consultants and certain other brands, trademarks, and service marks are marks of South Bay Educational Consultants and its affiliates. The Materials on this Site are copyrighted, and any unauthorized use of any Materials on this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. All materials – including but not limited to text, photographs, video, audio, images, and any other content – appearing on the Website are protected by copyrights and/or other proprietary rights belonging to South Bay Educational Consultants and/or other third parties.
Links to external websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. South Bay Educational Consultants has not reviewed all of these external websites, does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. If you decide to access any of the external websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
5. No Warranty
The Materials provided at this site are provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. South Bay Educational Consultants further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the Materials at this Site. South Bay Educational Consultants may make changes to the Materials at this Site, or to the services and prices described in them, at any time without notice. The Materials at this Site may be out of date, and South Bay Educational Consultants makes no commitment to update the Materials at this Site.
6. No Guarantees
Users understand that using my services does not guarantee any application decision or outcome. South Bay Educational Consultants cannot and does not purport to guarantee admission into any particular school or tier of schools. South Bay Educational Consultants cannot and does not purport to guarantee any specific financial aid package, program, scholarship, or award. Designated fees are payable whether or not the user gains acceptance to the school of choice.
7. Non-Agent Status
South Bay Educational Consultants is an independent educational consulting company. South Bay Educational Consultants is not an agent and does not work for or on behalf of any particular institution. Fees are not accepted from institutions or programs for referral or placement of a client.
8. Code of Ethics
Users understand that South Bay Educational Consultants is not a consulting service that is going to write essays for Users. At no point will Users request that South Bay Educational Consultants write essays on their behalf or perform any other act of academic dishonesty.
By enlisting services, Users agree to refrain from any act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, using artificial intelligence chatbots, plagiarizing, or fraud. Any such act of academic dishonesty committed by the User is neither endorsed, nor encouraged, by South Bay Educational Consultants, and should any such academic dishonesty occur, South Bay Educational Consultants will terminate services effective immediately, without a refund.
9. User Responsibilities in the Admissions Process
Substantially completing all relevant written work in a timely manner
Preparing and studying for any admissions entrance exams
Scheduling of and making university visits
Sending official test scores to universities
Securing academic and personal recommendations
Completing and sending applications
Monitoring status of applications and advising universities of enrollment intentions
10. Refund Policy
There are no refunds for any services, used or unused. Users understand that obligation for payment is binding for the full duration agreed upon.
11. Cancellation Policy
South Bay Educational Consultants reserves the right to cancel a strategy session meeting by giving Users notice in writing (including by email) at any time before the meeting is due to start. South Bay Educational Consultants will refund all fees paid by Users and if possible, will endeavor to offer to reschedule the session to another time as an alternative, subject to payment or refund of any difference in purchase price. South Bay Educational Consultants’s liability when it cancels a strategy session will be limited to a refund of the Fee or any other charges paid for the cancelled meeting.
If User cancels a strategy session less than twenty-four (24) hours before strategy session is scheduled to take place, User will be subject to a fee of fifty dollars ($50).
12. Limitation of Liability
In no event will South Bay Educational Consultants, its suppliers, or other third parties mentioned at this Site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lower admissions outcomes, interruption of services or inaccurate information) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of the use of this Site, any websites liked to this Site, or the Materials or information contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the Materials or information from this Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof.
13. Applicable Law
In the event of any dispute that may arise in connection with this Agreement, the parties agree to make a good faith effort to resolve such dispute prior to filing any claim. Should the parties be unable to resolve such dispute, the parties agree that any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the performance of Services hereunder, will be determined and settled by binding arbitration in Los Angeles County, according to the California Arbitration Statutes (California Code of Civil Procedure 1280 et seq.) in effect at that time. The determination of the arbitrator shall be final. The User agrees and understands that South Bay Educational Consultants shall not be liable for outcomes in the college admission process and that admission to any class, college, scholarship program, or any particular college or extracurricular program is not and cannot be guaranteed.
14. Effective Date and Updates
The Terms are effective as of January 1, 2021 and are subject to change without notice by South Bay Educational Consultants at any time. Please check for changes regularly. Your use of this Site after such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.