Kaplan Schweser Terms & Conditions
SchweserPro™ QBank, Weekly Online Program, InstructorLink, Practice Exams Volumes 1 and 2, SchweserNotes™ eBook, QuickSheet eBook, and Schweser’s Secret Sauce® eBook are online learning services for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) exam and is provided by Kaplan subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below.
Technology Requirements. You agree that your equipment will meet the minimum system requirements set forth for Kaplan Schweser’s electronic products, including and if applicable for your specific certification or exam preparation courses, Webcasts powered by SuperChat Technology™, SchweserPro™, Web-enabled Flashcards, Secret Sauce®, Videos and, Practice Exams.
Content Modifications and Releases. You understand that Kaplan may revise the content of its Site and online products from time to time to meet its training objectives. It may add or remove materials that it considers as unnecessary or no longer relevant for exam preparation. Once the material is removed it will not be accessible and will not be available upon request.
You understand that SchweserPro™ QBank is a modular program based on each specific Marks study session. It is intended to guide you in your study program. Study sessions may be released periodically, and the multimedia content will be updated continuously. You accept this arrangement and understand that all the sessions for your specific Level will be released in a timely manner for the Online Access you have purchased.
Kaplan will provide you feedback about your performance on the tests and exams in its electronic products, if applicable. This is intended to highlight areas of your strengths and weaknesses. You understand that the performance feedback is meant to assist you in your preparation for your specific exam and is in no way intended to act as a projection or a forecast of your actual exam score. The feedback is intended only as a diagnostic tool of your knowledge as you prepare for your specific exam, and your practice scores may be affected by factors beyond Schweser’s control.
Children Under the Age of 13. No one under the age of 13 may provide any information to or post any information on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not (i) use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features, (ii) create an account on the Site, (iii) make any purchases through the Site, (iv) use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Site, or (v) provide any information about yourself to us.
Intellectual Property. All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images, diagrams, animations, audio, and videos and the selection and arrangement thereof, in addition to any concepts, know-how, tools, frameworks, software, applications or other technology, programs, algorithms, models, processes, and industry perspectives underlying or embedded in the foregoing, along with any enhancements to or derivative works (collectively, the “Content”) are owned by Kaplan, its direct or indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
Subject to your compliance with these terms, Kaplan grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Site and, if applicable, any programs or services you purchase solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. Sharing, selling or attempting to transfer your license is prohibited. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, re-publish, download, store or transmit any of the material on the Site, Content or in any programs or services, except as follows:
- Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
- You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
- If we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely (or print a single copy) for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
- If we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.
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- Resell, share, distribute, download, record, screenshot, copy, lease, transfer or commercially use the Site, Content, or any programs or services.
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Links to Third Party Sites. The content on this Site may include links to third-party websites and third party web sites may link to the Site ("Linked Sites"). If You use these links, You will leave the Site. Kaplan provides these links to you as a convenience to deliver services and content. Kaplan does not make any representations or take responsibility for such third-party sites, including, without limitation, the accuracy or quality of their content, services, data collected, advertising, and activities conducted on or through such third-party sites. If You decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from the Site, You must follow the privacy policies and terms and conditions for those third-party websites. YOU AGREE THAT KAPLAN WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND/OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
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Copyright. Kaplan is committed to complying with copyright and related laws and requires all users of the Site to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content or use or disseminate any material or content through the Website in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third-party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by copyright law. Pursuant to 17 USC. § 512 as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), we have instituted procedures to receive written notification of claimed infringements and to process such claims in accordance with the DMCA.
The Notice of Infringement contains requested information that substantially complies with the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 USC. § 512(c)(3)(A), providing that to be effective under this subsection, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent of a service provider that includes substantially the following:
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- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Notification from a copyright owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that fails to comply substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent.
Our Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:
Attn: Copyright Agent
1515 W Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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Arbitration and Class/Collective Action Waiver. Any and all disputes arising from or related to this Agreement, including whether the dispute is arbitrable and the scope of this arbitration agreement, shall be finally resolved by arbitration administered by a single arbitrator under the then-applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association (as modified herein) in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act. The arbitration shall be governed by and construed by federal law to the fullest extent possible. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitration shall take place in the largest U.S. city within 100 miles of your permanent residence. If You reside outside the United States, then the arbitration shall take place in accordance with the American Arbitration Association Consumer Rules and Protocol. Judgment on the arbitral award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, should You wish to initiate a legal action against Kaplan in arbitration, You waive any right or ability to be a class or collective action representative or to otherwise participate in any putative or certified class, collective or multi-party action or proceeding based on such a claim in which Kaplan or a related entity is a party. The same applies to Kaplan's legal actions against You. Thus, You and Kaplan agree that each may bring claims in arbitration against the other only in your or its individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class. Further, unless both You and Kaplan agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims and may not otherwise preside over a representative or class proceeding.
Tax Purchases may be subject to taxes. Tax rates are different from state to state. You are responsible for paying all such taxes.
Miscellaneous. These Terms supersede all prior oral or written agreements and constitute the entire agreement between the parties. Terms cannot be changed or modified orally. If any provision of Terms is found to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be construed by limiting it to make it enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remainder of Terms shall continue in full force and effect.
Contact. All comments, queries and requests relating to these Terms and Conditions are welcomed and should be addressed as follows:
By mail: Kaplan Inc. 1515 W Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
By phone or chat options: https://www.schweser.com/contact-us
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- You acknowledge that access to the program or service may cease when traveling or relocating outside the U.S. into countries or regions subject to economic and/or trade sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department or other authorities;
- Program sessions may be delivered through communications technologies including but not limited to Zoom, AdobeConnect, Brightcove, WebEx, E360 where recording may be enabled by the instructors or coaches (collectively "host(s)"). You will receive a notification (visual or otherwise) when recording is enabled in a class, tutoring or coaching session. You agree that Kaplan and any third party technology vendor used to deliver the instruction, has consent to record any participation you choose to engage in during the sessions (i.e. chats, shared screen time initiated by you). The recordings may be made available to other Kaplan students for instruction, may be used internally for quality assurance and training to improve the programs or services, or for other internal purposes; and
Rev. April, 2022
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