PRIVACY POLICY

Next Step Pre-Med LLC (Next Step Pre-Med) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit the http://nextstepmcat.com website (Site).

This policy can be easily accessible via a link at the bottom of each web page.

What this Privacy Policy Covers

This privacy policy covers the Site’s treatment of personally identifiable information collected through the Site owned and operated by Next Step Pre-Med.

This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Next Step Pre-Med does not own or control, or of persons that Next Step Pre-Med does not employ or manage, including any third-party content contributors bound by contract and any third-party websites to which Next Step Pre-Med websites link.

Data Controller

The data controller of this website is Next Step Pre-Med whose office is situated at 4256 N Ravenswood Ste. 303 Chicago, IL 60613.

Information collected and purpose

When you visit our Site, the following information will automatically be processed.

·       The requested web page or download

·       Whether the request was successful or not

·       The date and time when you accessed the site

Additionally, we collect the information you enter into the Site you when you register on our site or subscribe to our newsletter.  When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter your name and e-mail address, you may be asked to enter your phone number.

Use of Cookies, Pixels, and other Technology

We currently use Cookies or Pixels as well as other technology and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) to provide and understand a range of products and services.

We may ask other partners to serve ads or services to computers, mobile phones or other devices, which may use a cookie, pixel or other similar technology placed by Next Step Pre-Med or the third party.

To learn more about how advertisers generally use cookies and the choices advertisers provide, visit the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Internet Advertising Bureau (US), or the Internet Advertising Bureau (EU).

Refer to your browser or device's help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use the Site or other websites and apps.

Personal data provided by the data subject

When using this website, you may be required to provide personal data for the purposes of creating and maintaining an account.

You will be asked to create a Username and password once you have created an account on the Site. Usernames and passwords are a way to identify you on the Site.

If someone has your Username and password, they can use it to access the information you have entered into your profile and through the Site.

By accessing the services of Next Step Pre-Med and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we Use the Information We Receive

We use the information we receive about you in connection with the services and features we provide to you and other users, our partners, the advertisers that purchase ads on the site (if applicable), and the developers that build the games, applications, and websites you use. For example, we may use the information we receive about you:

·       as part of our efforts to keep Next Step Pre-Med products, services and integrations safe and secure;

·       to protect Next Step Pre-Med’s or others' rights or property;

·       to personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs);

·       to improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you);

·       to improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs);

·       for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement;

·       to keep student records;

·       to send periodic emails

The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Granting us permission to use your information not only allows us to provide the Site, but it also allows us to provide you with innovative features and services we develop in the future that use the information we receive about you in new ways.

While you are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information. Your trust is important to us, which is why we don't share information we receive about you with others unless we have:

·       received your permission; or

·       given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this policy.

We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Typically, information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted. For certain categories of data, we may also tell you about specific data retention practices.

We may enable access to public information that has been shared through our services.  We may allow service providers to access information so they can help us provide services.

Your rights as data subject

As an individual you may exercise your right to access the data held about you by Next Step Pre-Med by submitting your request in writing to info@nextstepmcat.com.

Although all reasonable efforts will be made to keep your information updated, you are kindly requested to inform us of any change referring to the personal data held by Next Step Pre-Med. In any case if you consider that certain information about you is inaccurate, you may request rectification of such data. You also have the right to request theblocking or erasure of data which has been processed unlawfully.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Next Step Pre-Med may disclose your personal information to third parties who work on behalf of Next Step Pre-Med to provide products and services requested by you. We will share personal information for these purposes only with third parties whose privacy policies are consistent with ours or who agree to abide by our policies with respect to personal information

Next Step Pre-Med may otherwise disclose your personal information when:

·       We have your express consent to share the information for a specified purpose;

·       We need to respond to subpoenas, court orders or such other legal process;

·       We need to protect the personal safety of the users of our websites or defend the rights or property of Next Step Pre-Med;

·       We find that your actions on our websites violate the Next Step Pre-Med Terms of Use document or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.

·       We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

·       Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Links to other Web Sites

To give you a better service our Site can connect you with a number of links to other local and international organizations and agencies and third party products. When connecting to such other websites you will no longer be subject to this policy but to the privacy policy of the new site.  These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Consent

By using this Site, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

If you have provided personal information to Next Step Pre-Med and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify Next Step Pre-Med atinfo@nextstepmcat.com.

Deleting and deactivating your account

If you want to stop using your account, you can either deactivate or delete it.

Deactivate

Deactivating your account puts your account on hold, but we do not delete any of your information. Deactivating an account is the same as you telling us not to delete any information because you might want to reactivate your account at some point in the future. You can request a deactivation on your account by emailing info@nextstepmcat.com

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will replace this page with an updated version. It is therefore in your own interest to check the "Privacy Policy" page any time you access our web site so as to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.

This privacy policy was last modified on 2/25/2016

Feedback

Any comments or suggestions that you may have and which may contribute to a better quality of service will be welcome and greatly appreciated. You may contact us atinfo@nextstepmcat.com.

Terms and Conditions of Use

 In using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

 This is a legal agreement (Agreement) between you and Next Step Pre-Med LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company (Next Step Pre-Med). By accessing the Next Step Pre-Med website, currently located at http://nextstepmcat.com (the Site), you become a User and agree to, and are bound by, the terms and conditions of this Agreement for as long as you continue to use the Site (hereinafter Service).  Your use of, or participation in, certain additional services may be subject to additional terms, and such terms will be either listed in this Agreement or will be presented to you for your acceptance when you sign up to use such services.

The Service consists of the following, without limitation: An online resource for MCAT study and MCAT preparation, including but not limited to MCAT practice exams.

This Agreement is subject to change by Next Step Pre-Med in its sole discretion at any time, with or without notice. Your continued use of the Site, or the Service after the posting of revisionsto this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of such revisions. Please consult the end of this Agreement to determine when the Agreement was last revised.

ARTICLE I

USE OF NEXT STEP PRE-MED

Eligibility

Minimum Age: You must be at least 13 years old to access and register for the Site.

Territory:  is open to United States and international residents at this time.

Terms and Termination:  This Agreement will become effective upon your acceptance of the Agreement by your use of the Site and will remain in effect in perpetuity unless terminated hereunder. Either you or Next Step Pre-Med may terminate your account at any time, for any reason or no reason, without explanation, effective upon sending written notice to the other party. Next Step Pre-Med reserves the right to immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Service, without notice, for any reason or no reason. We also reserve the right to remove your account information or data from the Service and any other records at any time at our sole discretion.

Exclusive Use: Your account is for your personal use only. You may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Next Step Pre-Med is not responsible for third-party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your mobile devices, usernames or passwords.

Geographic Limitations: Next Step Pre-Med is intended for use in the United States and internationally. You will only use the Service in a manner consistent with this Agreement and any and all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, United States export control laws. You are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any country which the United States has (i) embargoed goods, (ii) identified as a Specially Designated National, or (iii) placed on the Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. Registration for, and use of, the Service is void where prohibited. To the extent that the Service is not legal in your jurisdiction, you may not use the Service.

Information Submitted:  You are solely responsible for, and assume all liability regarding, (i) the information and content you contribute to the Service and (ii) the information and content you post, transmit, publish, or otherwise make available (hereinafter post) through the Service, if applicable.

You are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any downloads, programs and text available through this site. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of Next Step Pre-Med. Next Step Pre-Med does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify Next Step Pre-Med, its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.

No False Information: You will not provide inaccurate, misleading or false information to Next Step Pre-Med or to any other User. If information provided to Next Step Pre-Med or another User subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify Next Step Pre-Med of such change.

Risk Assumption and Precautions: You assume all risk when using the Service and purchasing through any third-party vendors, including but not limited to all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with others and all risks associated with your purchases from third-party vendors.

No Guarantees: You understand that Next Step Pre-Med makes no guarantees, either express or implied, regarding your chances or ability to pass the MCAT or any other test or academic subjects Next Step Pre-Med provides study aids for.  While Next Step Pre-Med strives to create practice tests which accurately simulate the MCAT exam as is given by the Association of American Medical Colleges, Next Step Pre-Med makes no guarantees regarding any of its practice tests and how well they simulate the MCAT as is written by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Next Step Pre-Med practice exams are created and owned solely by Next Step Pre-Med.  Next Step Pre-Med is not in any way associated of affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges.  The Association of American Medical Colleges does not review or provide any input whatsoever, to the Next Step Pre-Med team regarding any of its products, including but not limited to practice MCATs.

Reporting of Violations: You will promptly report to Next Step Pre-Med any violation of the Agreement by other Users.

Content Removal:  Next Step Pre-Med reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the information or material you submit to the Service or post in any public areas of the Service, if applicable. Next Step Pre-Med will have the right to remove any such information or material that in its sole opinion violates, or may violate, any applicable law or either the letter or spirit of this Agreement or upon the request of any third party.

Posting and Communication Restrictions: You will not post on the Site, transmit to other Users, communicate any content (or links thereto), or otherwise engage in any activity on the Site and through the Service, that:

i. is intended to defraud, swindle or deceive others;

ii. is intended to or tends to harass, annoy, threaten or intimidate other Users, or Next Step Pre-Med personnel;

iii. disseminates another person’s personal information without his or her permission, or collects or solicits another person’s personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes;

iv. impersonates, or otherwise misrepresents affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity;

v. collects or solicits personal information about anyone under 18;

vi. promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

vii. is defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, obscene or otherwise objectionable;

viii. contains others’ copyrighted content (e.g., music, movies, videos, photographs, images, software, etc.) without obtaining permission first;

ix. contains video, audio photographs, or images of another person without his or her permission (or in the case of a minor, the minor’s legal guardian);

x. promotes or enables illegal or unlawful activities, such as instructions on how to make or buy illegal weapons or drugs, violate someone’s privacy, harm or harass another person, obtain others’ identity information, create or disseminate computer viruses, or circumvent copy-protect devices;

xi. contains viruses, time bombs, trojan horses, cancelbots, worms or other harmful, or disruptive codes, components or devices;

xii. promotes or solicits involvement in or support of a political platform, religion, cult, or sect;

xiii. is off-topic, meaningless, or otherwise intended to annoy or interfere with others’ enjoyment of the Site or Service;

xiv. solicits gambling or engages in any gambling or similar activity;

xv. uses scripts, bots or other automated technology to access the Service;

xvi. uses the Service for chain letter, junk mail or spam e-mails; or

xvii. is in any way used for or in connection with spamming, spimming, phishing, trolling, or similar activities.

No Advertising or Commercial Solicitation: You will not advertise or solicit any User to buy or sell any products or services through the Service nor will you solicit or advertise any User, other than Next Step Pre-Med itself, to donate to any Charities through the Service. You may not transmit any chain letters, junk or spam e-mail to other Users. Further, you will not use any information obtained from the Service in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any User without their prior explicit consent. If you breach the terms of this subsection and send or post unsolicited bulk email, spam or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Service, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to Next Step Pre-Med, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay Next Step Pre-Med $50 for each such unsolicited communication you send through the Service.

Article II

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

Ownership of Proprietary Information: You hereby acknowledge and agree that Next Step Pre-Med is the owner of valuable proprietary information, including without limitation, the website content, practice tests, study aids, software code and other intellectual property used to operate the Site and the Service (collectively, “Confidential Information”). Next Step Pre-Med owns and hereby retains all proprietary rights in the Service and the Site, including but not limited to, all Confidential Information.

No Use of Confidential Information:  You will not post, copy, modify, transmit, disclose, show in public, create any derivative works from, distribute, make commercial use of, or reproduce in any way any (i) Confidential Information or (ii) other copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information accessible via the Service, without first obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.

Partners and Third Party Advertisers:  Next Step Pre-Med may post third party copyrighted information, whether or not it is identified as copyrighted.  You agree that you will not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, commercially use, or sell any third party proprietary information available via the Service.

License to Posted Content: By uploading any of your information and content to any profile pages or public area of the Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant thatyou have the right to grant, to Next Step Pre-Med an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and distributesuch information and content, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.

ARTICLE III

USER INFORMATION

Privacy Policy: For information about the collection and possible use of information and material provided by you, please click on Next Step Pre-Med’s Privacy Policy. By using the Site or the Service, you are consenting to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Log Files: We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is used only on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.

Links to this website: You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

Links from this website:  We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy policies of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. Next Step Pre-Med will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Disclosure By Law:  You acknowledge and agree that Next Step Pre-Med may disclose information you provide if required to do so by law, at the request of a third party, or if we, in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to (1) comply with the law, requests or orders from law enforcement, or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law); (2) protect or defend Next Step Pre-Med’s, or a third party’s, rights or property; or (3) protect someone’s health or safety, such as when harm or violence against any person (including the user) is threatened.

Use of Anonymous Information for Research and Marketing:  By using the Service, you agree to allow Next Step Pre-Med to anonymously use information from you and your experiences through the Service for research and Marketing development purposes and to improve the Service.

Communication and Privacy: We may use your email address to send you our newsletter, or messages notifying you of any new products or services we are offering, any potential issues with your account, or purchases, important changes to the Service or special offers. Further, we may contact you by telephone if you voluntarily provide us with your telephone number, in order to communicate with you regarding the Service. If you do not want to receive such email messages or telephone calls (including at any wireless number you may have voluntarily provided us),please refer to our Privacy Policy to review and update your options.

ARTICLE IV

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

No Warranties: THIS SECTION WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. NEXT STEP PRE-MED PROVIDES THE SERVICE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OR THE SITE (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEXT STEP PRE-MED DOES NOTWARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, ERROR-FREE OR WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THESERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. NEXT STEP PRE-MED DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR, AND NO WARRANTY IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO, THE CONNECTIVITY AND AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICE.

Third Party Content:  Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Service, but not directly by Next Step Pre-Med, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content.

NEXT STEP PRE-MED DOES NOT: (I) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SERVICE, OR (II) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPTRESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN NEXT STEP PRE-MED. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILLNEXT STEP PRE-MED BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANYONEÕS RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICE, ORTRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY USERS.

Beta Features.  From time to time, Next Step Pre-Med may offer new “beta” features or tools with which its users may experiment on the Service. Such features or tools are offered solely for experimental purposes and without any warranty of any kind, and may be modified or discontinued at Next Step Pre-Med’s sole discretion. The provisions of this Disclaimer of Warranty section apply with full force to such features or tools.

ARTICLE V

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION

Incidental Damages and Aggregate Liability:  IN NO EVENT WILL NEXT STEP PRE-MED BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR PROGRAMS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, EVEN IF NEXT STEP PRE-MED KNOWS OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL NEXT STEP PRE-MED’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY, IN ANY FORM OF ACTION WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE USE OF THE SERVICE, THE SITE OR PARTICIPATION IN AN EVENT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).

No Liability for non-Next Step Pre-Med Actions: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL NEXT STEP PRE-MED BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGESWHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU ORANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY EVENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANYOTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS. THIS INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE CONDUCT OF USERSWHO HAVE REGISTERED UNDER FALSE PRETENSES OR WHO ATTEMPT TO DEFRAUD OR HARM YOU.

Information Verification:  Next Step Pre-Med and its contractors may use various ways of verifying information that users have provided. However, none of those ways are perfect, and you agree that Next Step Pre-Med and its contractors will have no liability to you arising from any incorrectly verified information.

Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Next Step Prep-Med, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of (a) your use of or inability to use the Service, (b) your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or (c) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Next Step Prep-Med reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Next Step Pre-Med in asserting any available defenses.

ARTICLE VI

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Communication:  You may contact us via email which can be found on our Contact Us link on our Site.   This company is registered in Illinois.

Force Majeure: Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man-made eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavors to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein.

Complaints: To resolve a complaint regarding the Service, you should e-mail us at info@nextstepmcat.com.

Controlling Law:  Any disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement or any use by you of the Service or participation in any Event shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its choice of law rules and without regard to conflicts of laws principles, except that the Arbitration provision shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.

Miscellaneous:  This Agreement, which you accept upon registration for the Service, the Privacy Policy , and any applicable payment or purchase terms comprise the entire agreement between you and Next Step Pre-Med regarding the use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Next Step Pre-Med related to the Service(including, but not limited to, any prior versions of this Agreement). FAQÕs found on the Site are for informational purposes only and are not deemed to be part of this Agreement. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, the Agreement will survive termination of your membership in the Service. The failure of Next Step Pre-Med to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Service or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The Article and section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Waiver.  Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both parties.

Arbitration.  We will make every reasonable effort to resolve any disagreements that you have with Next Step Pre-Med. If those efforts fail, by using the Service you agree that any claim, dispute, or controversy you may have against Next Step Pre-Med arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with this Agreement, the Service shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (ÒAAAÓ) and conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the applicable Rules and Procedures established byA AA (“Rules and Procedures”). You agree further that: (a) the arbitration shall be held at a location determined by AAA pursuant to the Rules and Procedures (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for you), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by you and Next Step Pre-Med; (b) the arbitrator shall apply Illinois law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (c) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only your and/or Next Step Pre-Med’s individual claims; and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (d) in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Next Step Pre-Med will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (e) with the exception of subpart (c) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures established by AAA, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed  in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (c) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor Next Step Pre-Med shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on the Site, please notify Next Step Pre-Med’s copyright agent, asset forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:

1.  An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;

2.  Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim is being infringed;

3.  Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Site;

4.  Information reasonably sufficient to permit Next Step Pre-Med to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

5.  A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and

6.  A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

The above information must be submitted to the following DMCA Agent: info@nextstepmcat.com.

Notification of Changes: Next Step Pre-Med reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of this Service will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.

These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the User and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or Agreement indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.  

Date of Last Revision: This Agreement was last revised on February 27, 2016