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AAMC MCAT Official Prep Hub Terms and Conditions

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Last Updated: November 6, 2019

The Medical College Admission Test® (“MCAT®”) is a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges (“AAMC”). After purchase, the AAMC MCAT Official Prep Product (“Prep Product”) is made available through the AAMC MCAT Official Prep Hub (the “Hub”).

Acceptance of Terms of Use

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern your purchase as well as your use of the Prep Product. The AAMC Website Terms and Conditions and AAMC Privacy Statement are incorporated 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.

You agree we may revise these Terms from time to time without providing notice to you. Your continued use of the Hub after such revision will indicate your acceptance of the Terms as revised. We recommend that you review these Terms regularly.

Prep Product Access

The Prep Product is made available to you with restrictions.

For purchases or access code redemptions made on or after the date of these Terms, you will have unlimited access to the Prep Product for 365 days from the date of purchase. For redemption of an access code purchased on or after the date of these Terms, you will have unlimited access to the Prep Product for 365 days from the date the access code was issued to you. For products purchased or redeemed prior to the date of these Terms, you will have access to the Prep Product for the length of time advertised at time of purchase. The Prep Product expiration date is visible in the Hub.

The AAMC reserves the right to: refuse you access to the Prep Product at our sole discretion; delete your Prep Product associated activity (e.g. score reports) three years from the date your access expired; and update individual items in the 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. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Your Security Obligations Regarding Your Account and Use of The Hub

You may access the MCAT Official Prep Hub with your valid AAMC account or AAMC-approved third-party account. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account. You may not share or offer to share your Prep Product access. You may not use someone else’s account.

You agree to notify mcatprep@aamc.org immediately of any potential unauthorized use or other breach of your account.

Copyright Infringement

The AAMC is the copyright owner of the MCAT Official Prep Products. 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 or the Prep Product.

These Terms serve as notice and 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. 

Violations of Terms and Conditions

If you violate these Terms or otherwise engage in inappropriate conduct, as determined by AAMC at our sole discretion, you understand AAMC may take action, including, but not limited to, the following:

Suspension or Termination of Access

AAMC may suspend or terminate your access to the Prep Product or block access to the Hub, with or without notice to you. Your access to the Prep Product may not be reinstated.

Investigation

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 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 such investigative interview. Refusal to cooperate with the investigation or providing false or misleading information in the course of an AAMC investigation shall constitute a violation of these Terms and may be included in the Investigative Report.

If the AAMC opens an investigation, the AAMC will contact you to: notify you that an investigation has been initiated; provide you a summary of the matter being investigated; inform you of the policies and procedures related to the investigation, and provide you an opportunity to respond. Additional information about the AAMC investigation process may be found at Policies and Procedures for Investigating Reported Violations of Admission and Enrollment Standards, incorporated by reference.

At its sole discretion, the AAMC may 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.

If you conclude that the Investigative Report unfairly characterizes the matter under investigation or an agreement on the content and language of the report cannot be reached, you may request arbitration. Arbitration must be requested prior to the issuance of the final Investigative Report. The sole issue for arbitration shall be whether the AAMC acted reasonably and in good faith in preparing the Investigative Report.

Other Redress Available to the AAMC

The AAMC may 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.