Summary: We may make recommendations for countries, cities, or college programs, but ultimately you must decide on your own. We are not liable for your choices, including career, college, degree, personal, and financial decisions. We offer no refunds on any products except the Get In, Guaranteed™ product under certain stipulations. By browsing this site, signing up, communicating with us, subscribing or buying a membership and or products, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions, explained in detail below.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARBITRATION FOR U.S. CUSTOMERS: WHEN YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS YOU ARE AGREEING (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND COMPANY THROUGH BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY SECTION 14 “DISPUTE RESOLUTION” BELOW FOR DETAILS REGARDING ARBITRATION.
1. Agreement to Terms.
Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Services. By accessing and using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by these Terms, do not access or use the Services.
3. Changes to these Terms.
We may update the Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. If we do, we’ll let you know know by posting the updated Terms on the Site and/or may also send other communications. It’s important that your review the Terms whenever we update them, you use the Services or make a purchase on the Site. If you continue to use the Services after we have posted updated Terms it means that you accept and agree to the changes. If you don’t agree to be bound by the changes, you may not use the Services anymore.
(a) Eligibility; Your Account. You may use the Services only if you are 18 years or older and capable of forming a binding contract with Company, and not otherwise barred from using the Services under applicable law. If you are under 18 or not legally considered an adult in your jurisdiction, you must ask a parent (or legal guardian) to read this Agreement and accept it on your behalf. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children’s activity in connection with their use of the Services, whether or not the parent or guardian has authorized such uses. For access to certain features of the Services, you may need to register and create an account. It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and current account information and keep this information up to date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your account. To protect your account, keep the account details and any passwords confidential, and notify us right away of any unauthorized use. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your account.
(b) License to Use the Services. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, and revocable right to access and use the Services for your personal, non-commercial use. We reserve the right to monitor your usage of the Services for the purpose of determining that your usage complies with these Terms.
(c) Prohibited Conduct. You may not use the Services other than as expressly permitted by Section 4(b) above. Without limitation, you will not, directly or indirectly: (i) copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, display, create derivative works of or transmit any content on the Services; (ii) use the Services commercially or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile, tamper with or disassemble the technology used to provide the Services (except as and only to the extent any forgoing restriction is prohibited by a non-waivable provision of applicable law); (iv) interfere with or damage the Services, or any underlying technology; (v) impersonate or misrepresent your identity or affiliation; (vi) attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Services or download content from the Services using any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than any software provided by Company or other generally available third-party web browsers; (vii) collect information about other users of the Services; (viii) violate, misappropriate or infringe a third party’s intellectual property or other right, or any social media platform terms; (ix) violate any law, rule, or regulation; or (x) interfere with any third party’s ability to use or enjoy, or our ability to provide, the Services.
5. Terms of Sale.
(a) Product Descriptions. We try to make the Site thorough, accurate, and helpful to our customers. Nonetheless, there may be times when certain information contained on the Site may be incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, or appear inaccurate because of the browser, hardware, or other technology that you use. We apologize in advance for any such errors that may result in an incorrect price, inaccurate description, item unavailability, or otherwise affect your order, We reserve the right to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions whether by changing information on the Site or by informing you of the error and giving you an opportunity to cancel your order.
(b) Ordering. By buying a membership on the Site you are offering to purchase the relevant product(s) and service (s) on and subject to these Terms. No such purchase will be binding on us unless and until we accept your order and send you a confirmation by email (“Membership Confirmation“), which will confirm the products purchased and price, and will specify access availability and service delivery date (“Order Confirmation Delivery Date“).
(c) Service availability. We will make the platform available for access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but cannot guarantee uptime.
(d) Refunds. Due to the nature of our products and services, we do not offer refunds. All sales are final. All refunds are at our sole discretion. Nonetheless, we strive to be fair in case we can’t deliver a service you hired us to do.
(e) Pricing and Payment Terms. We reserve the right to change the prices and available products at any time. Quantities of some products may be limited and availability cannot always be guaranteed. The prices for the products will be as specified on the Site on the date you place your order and in an Order Confirmation. Prices are stated in U.S. dollars and are exclusive of all applicable sales, use, excise, withholding, value-added and other taxes, duties and charges (collectively, “Taxes“). You will be responsible for all such applicable Taxes and costs. All payments will be made in U.S. dollars, free of any currency controls or other restrictions. When you place your order (each, a “Transaction“), you expressly authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge you for such Transaction. Your payment will be processed once the order has been accepted. We may ask you to supply additional information relevant to your Transaction, including your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card and your email and postal addresses for billing and notification (such information, “Payment Information“). You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use all payment method(s) represented by any such Payment Information. When you initiate a Transaction, you authorize us to provide your Payment Information to third parties so we can complete your Transaction and to charge your payment method (plus any applicable taxes and other charges). You may need to provide additional information to verify your identity before completing your Transaction (such information is included within the definition of Payment Information). By initiating a Transaction, you agree to the pricing, payment and billing policies applicable to such fees and charges, as posted or otherwise communicated to you. All payments for Transactions are non-refundable and non-transferable except as expressly provided in these Terms and in accordance with the return policy. We reserve the right to cancel an order placed by you at any time and for any lawful reason prior to delivery of the products, provided that in the even of a cancellation, we will refund any fees already paid by you for such order.
(f) Auto-renewal. Any subscriptions auto-renew based on the initial subscription choice. You can cancel your subscription and stop auto-renewal at any time from your dashboard or by contacting us. If you contact us, you must specify the email address tied to your account in order to process a cancellation. If we can’t find your account with the email address provided, we cannot process renewal cancellation. All subscription payments are non refundable.
(g) Get In, Guaranteed™. Our Full Service Package guarantees that you’ll get into at least one of the colleges and programs from the Best Fit List that we produce. This is why we include 5 consultation calls on the service, to ensure you get matched with the perfect programs that meet your aspirations, needs, and strict budget requirements. To qualify for the money back guarantee, you must have a tuition budget of at least $2000 per year and you must not disqualify more than 5 countries from your Best Fit List. Additional to this, you must apply to at least 2 of your Best Fit List college programs that we selected for you. If you decide to not apply or discontinue the application process for any of the colleges that we selected, you will not qualify for the money-back guarantee. We will discuss this process during the onboarding call to ensure we select college programs that you’ll love. On all other services and products, due to the nature of digital access and our services, we are unable to offer refunds under any circumstances.
6. Reviews, Comments, Communications and Other Content.
(a) User Content. You may post reviews, comments, communications with others, graphics, images, audio and video on the Site, provided, that, you do not post any content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances. Anything that you share, post, or otherwise make available to us or share publicly through the Services is referred to as “User Content”. We do not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to your User Content.
(c) Your Responsibility for User Content. You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you have (and will have) all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. Further, you represent and warrant that, to your knowledge, neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by Company on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
(d) Removal of User Content. Company is not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or to review or edit any content. However, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any content, including User Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider it objectionable or in violation of these Terms. Intellectual Property.
7. Intellectual Property
(a) Intellectual Property Rights. All content on the Site, or otherwise made available via the Services, including the text, notes, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactivities and the like, the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein, the design of the Site and/or Services, and all software and other technology (collectively, “Company IP”), are owned by or licensed to us and/or our affiliates. Content is provided to you “as is” for your information and personal use only and may not be used, reproduced, altered, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, removed, obscured, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever.
(b) Reservation of Rights. We reserve all right, title and interest not expressly granted in and to the Site, Services, and Company IP, including all associated proprietary intellectual property rights. Using the Site and/or Services does not give you any ownership of or right in or to any Company IP. You acknowledge that the Site, Services and Company IP are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States.
8. Links to Third Party Websites or Resources. The Services may allow you to access third-party websites or other resources. We provide access only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any third-party resources.
We may suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Services, including suspending access to or terminating your account, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. Possible reasons are threats to our reputation, harassment of our employees, foul speech, unfounded remarks, unreasonable requests, and community guidelines violations. You may also delete your account at any time by logging onto your dashboard or sending us an email at [email protected]. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of the Services or your account, the following Sections will survive: 4(c), 5(e) (only for payments due and owing to Company prior to the termination), 6(b), 6(c), 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
10. Warranty Disclaimers.
THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS, OR THAT THE PRODUCTS WILL BE IN STOCK, SAFE, DEFECT-FREE, CONFORM WITH WRITTEN OR ORAL SPECIFICATIONS, GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR PROMISES, OR THAT PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE LOST OR DAMAGED IN SHIPMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OR CONSUMPTION OF THE PRODUCTS IS DONE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, YOU ASSUME ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH USE OR CONSUMPTION OF THE PRODUCTS, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU BASED ON YOUR USE OR CONSUMPTION OF THE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN THE EVENT OF ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR CONSUMPTION OF THE PRODUCTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM COMPANY OR ELSEWHERE, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.
You will indemnify and hold Company and its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Services, (b) your User Content, or (c) your violation of these Terms.
12. Limitation of Liability.
(a) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER COMPANY NOR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS INVOLVED IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, THE COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, OR THE PURCHASE, SALE, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTS, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
(b) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, THE PRODUCTS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS EXCEED THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID TO COMPANY BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT(S) THAT GIVES RISE TO THE CLAIM OR, IF THE CLAIM DOES NOT RELATE TO A PRODUCT, FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50).
(c) THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN COMPANY AND YOU.
13. Governing Law and Forum Choice.
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, federal arbitration law, and the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Except as otherwise expressly set forth in Section 14 “Dispute Resolution,” the exclusive jurisdiction for all Disputes (defined below) that you and Company are not required to arbitrate will be the state and federal courts located in Houston, TX and you and Company each waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
14. Dispute Resolution.
(a) Mandatory Arbitration of Disputes. We each agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Services (collectively, “Disputes”) will be resolved solely by binding, individual arbitration and not in a class, representative or consolidated action or proceeding. You and Company agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms, and that you and Company are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms.
(b) Exceptions. As limited exceptions to Section 14(a) above: (i) we both may seek to resolve a Dispute in small claims court if it qualifies; and (ii) we each retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief from a court to prevent (or enjoin) the infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property rights.
(c) Conducting Arbitration and Arbitration Rules. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by these Terms. The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. A party who wishes to start arbitration must submit a written Demand for Arbitration to AAA and give notice to the other party as specified in the AAA Rules. The AAA provides a form Demand for Arbitration at www.adr.org. Any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) where you live, unless we both agree to a different location. The parties agree that the arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to decide all issues relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability and scope of this arbitration agreement.
(d) Arbitration Costs. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules, and we won’t seek to recover the administration and arbitrator fees we are responsible for paying, unless the arbitrator finds your Dispute frivolous. If we prevail in arbitration we’ll pay all of our attorneys’ fees and costs and won’t seek to recover them from you. If you prevail in arbitration you will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses to the extent provided under applicable law.
(e) Injunctive and Declaratory Relief. Except as provided in Section 14(b) above, the arbitrator shall determine all issues of liability on the merits of any claim asserted by either party and may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. To the extent that you or we prevail on a claim and seek public injunctive relief (that is, injunctive relief that has the primary purpose and effect of prohibiting unlawful acts that threaten future injury to the public), the entitlement to and extent of such relief must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration. The parties agree that litigation of any issues of public injunctive relief shall be stayed pending the outcome of the merits of any individual claims in arbitration.
(f) Class Action Waiver. YOU AND COMPANY AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, if the parties’ Dispute is resolved through arbitration, the arbitrator may not consolidate another person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Dispute Resolution section shall be null and void.
(g) Severability. With the exception of any of the provisions in Section 14(f) of these Terms (“Class Action Waiver”), if an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction decides that any part of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of these Terms will still apply.
14. General Terms.
(a) Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Company and you regarding the Services, and these Terms supersede and replace all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Company and you regarding the Services. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Company’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. Company may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
(b) Notices. Any notices or other communications provided by Company under these Terms will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Site. For notices made by email, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
(c) Waiver of Rights. Company’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Company. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. (d) Force Majeure. Company will not be responsible for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations under these Terms due to causes beyond its reasonable control, which may include, without limitation, labor disputes, strikes, lockouts, shortages of or inability to obtain energy, raw materials or supplies, denial of service or other malicious attacks, telecommunications failure or degradation, pandemics, epidemics, public health emergencies, governmental orders and acts (including government-imposed travel restrictions and quarantines), material changes in law, war, terrorism, riot, or acts of God.
(d) NOT FINANCIAL OR CAREER ADVICE – The Information on this Site is provided for education and informational purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose. The Information contained in or provided from or through this website is not intended to be and does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, career advice, psychological advice, or any other type of advice. The Information on this website and provided from or through this website is general in nature and is not specific to you the User or anyone else. You should not make any decision, financial, investment, career, education, trading or otherwise based on any of the information presented on this website without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with a professional consultant or financial advisory. We may make recommendations, but ultimately you must decide on your own. We are not liable for your choices, including career, college, degree, and financial decisions.
15. Accessibility statement.
Beyond the States is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavors to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Beyond the States website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
15. Contact Information.
If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact here.