TERMS OF SERVICE
The Services are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older, and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. By registering for, accessing, or otherwise using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not register for, access, or use the Services.
AFCPE has developed a web-based solution (the “Solution”) that enables the Subscriber to access certain products and services and related courses, certification programs, webinars, course materials, content, data, databases, materials, and information, offered by AFCPE through AFCPE’s www.afcpe.org website (the “Website”), AFCPE mobile application, or as part of instructor-led classroom and onsite training courses (collectively, the “Services”). Upon payment of all applicable fees, AFCPE hereby grants Subscriber a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Solution, solely for personal education purposes. Subscribers may access the Solution in accordance with the access method offered by AFCPE and selected by Subscriber.
AFCPE may enhance and/or expand the features of the Services from time to time at no additional cost to Subscriber, or may provide additional content, performance or features that may, but are not required to, be added by Subscriber at additional cost to Subscriber. Any services to be provided by AFCPE to Subscriber in connection with the Services shall be set forth in a separate agreement between AFCPE and Subscriber.
Access, User Information, and Account Security
We have the right to disable any Subscriber’s access to the Solution, at any time if, in our opinion, the Subscriber violated any provision of these Terms of Service.
Online Purchases and Other Terms and Conditions
Your acceptance of these Terms of Service, together with the Refund & Extension Policy, apply to all purchases through our Website or other transactions for payment of registration fees, exam fees, live and/or recorded webinar fees, Onsite Review and Exam Fees, course materials, the sale of other products and services, or information made available by AFCPE to you through the Website or Services. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by AFCPE, full payment for all applicable fees is required at time of registration. Specific payment requirements and related terms may be provided to you at the time of registration.
Fees may vary based on your location and other factors, and AFCPE reserves the right to change any fees at any time at its sole discretion. More information on refunds or substitutions available for your subscription or one-time payment for Services is available in our Refund & Extension Policy. Please review your order confirmation webpage or email for any applicable auto-renewal terms for your specific Services subscription or fee payments, including renewal dates, cancellation methods, and any fees, such as early termination fees, that may apply in some circumstances for some subscriptions, Services, or other program- or certification-related fees.
Certain degree programs offered by our university partners may satisfy the educational requirements of the certification programs offered by AFCPE.Nothing in these Terms of Service shall restrict the applicability to you of any institutional policies established by our university partner in connection with these programs (e.g., student codes of conduct); such policies shall supplement these Terms of Service and to the extent there is a conflict between such policies and these Terms of Service, as between you and our university partner, our Terms of Service shall govern.
Additional terms and conditions may also apply to specific portions, services, or features of the Services. All such additional terms and conditions are hereby incorporated by this reference into these Terms of Service.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Solution, as available through the Services, and its entire contents, features, and functionality, including, but not limited to all information, data, text, displays, content, materials, images, visual interfaces, designs, compilations, educational videos and exercises, video, audio, software, computer code (including source code or object code), and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof (collectively “Solution Content”) are owned by AFCPE, and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
No intellectual property rights of any kind are assigned or transferred to Subscriber under this Terms of Service. Subscriber is permitted to access and use the Solution, Solution Content and any other materials provided only for your personal, non-commercial use. Subscriber is not permitted and shall have no right to use the Solution or Solution Content for any purpose other than as set forth herein. This license to access and use the Solution is revocable at any time.
Subscriber shall not challenge, or assist any person or entity in challenging AFCPE’s right, title, and interest in the Solution and Solution Content.
Restrictions on Use
These Terms of Service permit you to use the Solution for your personal, non-commercial use only. Unless otherwise specifically indicated in these Terms of Service, any distribution, publishing or exploitation of any Solution Content available through the Solution or the Website, is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express prior written permission from AFCPE. Other than as expressly allowed herein, you may not download, post, display, publish, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, modify, perform, broadcast, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or otherwise exploit any Solution Content on or available through the Solution or Website. You further agree that you may not alter, edit, delete, remove, otherwise change the meaning or appearance of, or repurpose, any of the Solution Content on or available through the Solution or Website, including, without limitation, the alteration or removal of any trademarks, trade names, logos, service marks, or any other proprietary content or proprietary rights notices. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or otherwise using any copyrighted material from or through the Solution or Website. Further, you warrant and agree that, while using the Solution, features and functionality offered on or through the Website or Services, you shall not: (i) use the Website, Solution, Solution Content, or any content or services featured on the Solution in violation of our or any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; or (ii) use the Solution, Solution Content, or Website in violation of any applicable law.
Any use of the Solution or the Solution Content or any content and materials thereon or available through the Services other than as specifically authorized herein, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the licenses granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes, and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. Unless explicitly stated herein or otherwise by AFCPE, nothing in these Terms of Service shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise.
Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education, AFCPE, myAFCPE, AFC,, AFCC, the AFCPE logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of AFCPE or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of AFCPE. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on the Solution or Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Except as otherwise set forth in the Terms of Service, all Solution Content, and all trademarks, service marks, and trade names, contained on or available on our Website or through the Solution are owned by or licensed to AFCPE, and AFCPE reserves all rights therein and thereto not expressly granted by these Terms of Service.
The Solution may contain message boards, chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Solution. All User Contributions must comply with the terms and conditions set out in these Terms of Service. Any User Contribution you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Solution, you grant us and our respective licensees, successors, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, delete in whole or in part, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license to the use granted above to AFCPE and our licensees, successors, and assigns; and (ii) all of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Service. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not AFCPE, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.
We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Solution. We do not review material before it is posted on the Solution, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
Reliance on Information Posted
The information presented on or through the Services is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other subscriber, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The Solution may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers, and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by AFCPE, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AFCPE. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
Third-Party Sites, Products and Services; Links
The Solution may include links or references to other websites or services solely as a convenience to Users (“Reference Sites”). AFCPE does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites. ACCESS AND USE OF REFERENCE SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH REFERENCE SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The parties acknowledge and agree that, as a result of negotiating, entering into and performing this Agreement, Subscriber will have access to AFCPE’s certain confidential information (“Confidential Information”). At all times Subscriber shall: (i) use the same standard of care to protect the Confidential Information as it uses to protect its own confidential information of a similar nature, but not less than a commercially reasonable standard of care; (ii) not use the AFCPE’s Confidential Information other than as necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement; and (iii) not disclose, distribute, or disseminate the Confidential Information to any third party.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, THE SOLUTION, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, FUNCTIONS, AND MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SOLUTION AND WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, PLAYABILITY, DISPLAYABILITY, ACCURACY, PRECISION, CORRECTNESS, THOROUGHNESS, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOLUTION, CONTENT, OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SOLUTION WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SOLUTION OR THE PROVIDED SERVICES WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS.
NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FINANCIAL ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT.
Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT, SHALL ASSOCIATION FOR FINANCIAL COUNSELING & PLANNING EDUCATION, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES AND/OR THE SOLUTION INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AFCPE, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Service or your use of the Services, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, Solution, Solution Content, Website’s content, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Service, or your use of any information obtained through your subscription to the Services.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Terms of Service, and the relationship between you and us, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under the Terms of Service and all matters relating to the Services, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be commenced and be heard in the appropriate court in the State of Ohio, Franklin County, United States of America. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Franklin County in the State of Ohio. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.
At AFCPE’s sole discretion, it may require you to submit any disputes arising from these Terms of Service or use of the Services, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying Ohio law.
These Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect for the term of the Subscriber’s subscription to use the Services. Subscriber’s permission to use the Services including the Solution and Solution Content shall end immediately upon any termination or expiration of this Terms of Service, and Subscriber shall immediately cease any use of the Services including the Solution and Solution Content upon such termination. We reserve the right in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your use or access to any of the Services, the Solution and/or Website and/or discontinue any portion, feature, or content of the Services, Solution, Solution Content, and/or our Website or this Terms of Service at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability.
When reasonably feasible in our sole discretion, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice of significant changes to the Services or the Solution. All provisions of the Terms of Service as to limitation and disclaimer of warranties, limitation of liability, AFCPE’s ownership rights and your representations and indemnities shall survive termination.
Waiver and Severability
No waiver by AFCPE of any term or condition set out in these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of AFCPE to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.
AFCPE’s Contact Information
The Services are offered by Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education, with a mailing address of:
AFCPE National Office
79 South State Street
Westerville, OH 43081
All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Services and/or the Solution should be directed to support@AFCPE.org or via the email support form available at www.afcpe.org/about/contact/.