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AAMC MCAT Official Prep Hub Terms and Conditions



Last Updated: October 15, 2018


The Medical College Admission Test® (“MCAT®”) is a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges (“AAMC”). After purchase, the AAMC MCAT Official Prep Products (“Prep Products”) are made available through the AAMC MCAT Official Prep Hub, located at www.mcatofficialprep.org (the “Hub”).


Acceptance of Terms of Use


These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern your purchase as well as your use of the Prep Product. In addition, the AAMC Website Terms and Conditions are incorporated herein by reference, if a conflict exists these Terms shall take precedence. By purchasing a Prep Product or visiting the Hub, you agree to the Terms set forth below. If you do not accept these Terms, do not purchase the Prep Product nor use the services provided through the Hub.


By visiting the Hub, you also agree we may revise these Terms from time to time without providing notice to you. Your continued use of the Hub after such revision marks your acceptance of the Terms as revised. We recommend that you review these Terms regularly as they are subject to change.

 

Prep Product Access


The Prep Product is made available to you with restrictions. For purchases made on or after the date of these Terms, each Prep Product is available to you for a period of fifteen (15) months from the date of purchase. For access code redemptions on or after the date of these Terms, each Prep Product is available to you for a period of fifteen (15) months from the date the access code was issued to you. For products purchased or redeemed prior to the date of these Terms, the Prep Product is available to you for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of purchase. The Prep Product expiration date is made clearly visible in the Hub. All active and unexpired Prep Products made available through the AAMC MCAT Official Prep Hub will include unlimited usage.


The AAMC reserves the right to refuse service or provide Prep Product access to any person or entity at our sole discretion.


Your Prep Product(s) and associated activity (e.g. score reports) may be deleted three (3) years from the date of your Prep Product access expires.


We reserve the right to update individual items in any Prep Product at any time and for any reason.


Under no circumstances will your scores on any Prep Product be considered a substitute for scores achieved on an actual MCAT administration.


Refunds


All sales are final. Refunds will not be issued.


Your Security Obligations Regarding Your Account and Use of The Hub


Please note, you can only access the MCAT Official Prep Hub with a valid AAMC account. Making or offering to make your access to the Prep Products available to anyone is grounds for immediate and permanent access termination and other actions as described in “Violations of Terms and Conditions,” below. Using someone else’s account is also grounds for action as described in “Violations of Terms and Conditions,” below.


You agree to notify mcatprep@aamc.org immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security involving your account. We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. You, however, may be held liable for any losses incurred by the AAMC or another party due to misuse of your account or password.

Copyright Infringement


You may not copy, create derivative works, display, distribute, exploit for any commercial purposes, modify, publish, publicly perform, reproduce, resell, sell, or transmit any portion of the Hub and the products and services offered hereunder. Failure to respect the AAMC copyright is grounds for immediate product access termination and other actions as described in the "Violations of Terms and Conditions" section below.

The AAMC is the copyright owner of its MCAT Prep Products. These Terms serve as copyright notice; any infringement may be deemed willful. The AAMC protects its intellectual property under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and you could be liable for statutory damages set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein.

Consent to Solicitation


When you use the Hub, you agree that we may provide you with information and other materials regarding products, services and other offers from time to time as described in our Privacy Policy. Solicitations will be made to the e-mail and/or street addresses and telephone numbers provided to us during the registration process or subsequently updated personal contact information.

Violations of Terms and Conditions


Violations of these Terms are subject to review and action by the AAMC, including, but not limited to, the following:

 

Suspension or Termination of Access


You understand that we reserve the right to suspend or terminate access to the Prep Product and to block access to the Hub by any user who violates—or who the AAMC in its sole discretion concludes may have violated—these Terms or otherwise engages in conduct which the AAMC determines, in its sole discretion, is inappropriate. You understand that access to the Prep Products may be suspended or terminated with or without notice. Your access to the Prep Products will not be reinstated.


Investigation


If the AAMC receives information that you have violated these Terms, the AAMC may investigate and may issue a report of the factual findings of the investigation (an “Investigative Report”). If you are the subject of an AAMC investigation you shall: fully cooperate with the AAMC’s investigation, produce all documents and materials requested by the AAMC, and submit to an in-person interview conducted by or on behalf of the AAMC at its request. You shall truthfully and completely answer all questions posed during investigative interviews conducted by or on behalf of the AAMC. Refusal to cooperate with the AAMC’s investigation or presentation of false or misleading information to the AAMC or its representatives in the course of an AAMC investigation shall constitute a violation of these Terms and may be included in the AAMC’s Investigative Report.


If an Investigative Report is to be issued, the AAMC first notifies you about available options, which may include the opportunity to submit a statement explaining your actions, request reconsideration, or appeal the AAMC’s decision.


At its sole discretion, the AAMC may elect to send the Investigative Report, with any attachments provided by you, to legitimately interested parties, including all persons and agencies to which you have instructed that MCAT scores be sent, both presently and in the future.


There is one exclusive remedy available to you if you wish to appeal or otherwise challenge a decision made by the AAMC to send an Investigative Report to legitimately interested parties. That remedy is binding arbitration obtained through written submissions before a single arbitrator under the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures in the District of Columbia. If you elect to proceed with arbitration you understand that you are waiving your rights to file suit against the AAMC in any court of competent jurisdiction. The sole issue for arbitration shall be whether the AAMC acted reasonably and in good faith in making its decision.


Other Redress Available to the AAMC


The AAMC may, at its sole discretion, file a civil lawsuit against you for material breaches of these Terms. In addition, the AAMC may, at its sole discretion, refer you to one or more federal, state, or local prosecuting attorneys for criminal investigation and prosecution when it has a reasonable basis to conclude that you may have committed a crime in the course of violating these Terms.

Contact


If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at mcatprep@aamc.org.


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