Terms of Service and Use

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These terms of service and use constitute an Agreement (“Agreement”) between the User, eTech.us.com, and A Technical Press (jointly aka “The Company”). This Agreement contains the terms and conditions under which you may use and participate in The Company web sites, training programs, and Learning Management Systems (LMS) (“Company Assets”). Please read these Terms of Service and Use Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website or registering for any courses, training, and exams.  Before using or accessing The Company Assets for any purpose, you indicate that you have read and understood this Agreement and agree to be bound with this Terms of Use Agreement.  If you do not accept each term of this Agreement, do not access or use The Company Assets for any purpose.  The Company may revise this Agreement at any time without notice by updating this Agreement.  You are encouraged to visit this web page periodically to review this Agreement.

  1. Scope of Use.
    1. The Company now grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, and instantly revocable license to solely access The Company Assets subject to the terms and provisions of this Agreement.
    2. The Company now grants you a revocable license to access and utilize the online and printed course materials (“Course materials”), provided you have paid in full or completed your financing arrangements for the applicable course, training, or exam.
    3. You now accept responsibility for and shall be liable for all access to the Course materials utilizing your login and password assigned to you when you register for a course at the Website (“Account Credentials”). You agree to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the Course Materials, as each paid User is given his/her individual Account Credentials.
    4. The Company may cancel the Account Credentials at the exclusive discretion of The Company. The Company shall terminate your Account Credentials if it learns of account sharing or other violation of this Agreement. You may cancel the Account Credentials upon providing The Company written notice of such cancellation.
  2. Courses, Programs and Assessments
    1. Students are not enrolled for any course and are not allowed in any physical or virtual classroom until satisfactory payment arrangements are completed.
    2. The Company shall provide course materials and instruction within the scope of the course description.
    3. Course materials are available via the Website using your account credentials and a web browser.
    4. The Company is not responsible for any expenses incurred by you.
    5. The Company reserves the right to modify the content of any training at any time.
    6. Courses are taught by instructors certified in their respective areas of expertise under contract with The Company.  The terms of this Agreement also covers third-party instructors.
    7. Users must comply with all health and safety rules and regulations and any other reasonable security requirements at locations where training or exams are provided.  Anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be ejected from the class without any refund or reimbursement. At its sole discretion, the Company reserves the right to refuse to train anyone whose conduct is disruptive, or in violation of this Agreement.
    8. A certificate of completion is awarded upon 100% completion of the course or class. Extenuating circumstances may be taken into account on a case-by-case basis, at its instructors’ sole discretion. Users that do not attend their scheduled classes or exams or leave early are not entitled to refund or reimbursement.
    9. The Company’s courses are not for credit and are not transferable into a ‘for credit’ institution. Specific courses are valid for Continuing Education Hours. It is the Student’s responsibility to ensure that the chosen course meets the intended requirement.
    10. If you do not pass your certification exam for any reason, you shall have continued access to online training for 90 additional days. Users are responsible for fees charged by the governing association with retaking the exam.
    11. Valid requests for Student records can be made by visiting Customer Service using this link (https://etech.us.com/contact-us/).
  3. Intellectual Property
    1. Title to the Website and all content, including Course materials, is owned by The Company or its license holders. All intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets in connection your access are also the exclusive property of The Company.
    2. You may not copy or download Course materials unless expressly authorized for courses for which you have registered and paid in full.
    3. The Company retains all rights, title, and sole ownership interest to its trademarks and logo; and the associated goodwill.
  4. Warranties and Disclaimers
    1. You acknowledge and agree that neither The Company nor its officers, managers, employees, agents, or contractors (cumulatively aka “Agents”) has made any express warranties concerning the Website or any courses offered through the Website.
    2. The courses and course materials are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, The Company now disclaims, and you at this moment waive all warranties by The Company, and its agents, express or implied, without limitation to the following.
    3. All implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose.
    4. All implied warranties of merchantability and warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights connected with the website and course materials offered by The Company.
    5. The Company does not warrant, and you will be uninterrupted or error-free.
    6. The Company does not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of the website or course materials. You now acknowledge and agree that use of the Website and course materials shall be at your sole and exclusive risk.
  5. Additional Disclaimers.
    1. YOU MUST ASSUME ALL RISK OF INJURY TO YOUR PERSON AND PROPERTY.  The Company is not responsible for your performance in any course. It is the Student’s responsibility to study all the Course materials provided and supplementary materials recommended. It is up to you to determine whether a particular course suits your needs and for purchasing the correct course(s) for your certification(s) and recertification(s). The Company is not responsible for any injury you may experience in connection with any aspect.   The Company shall have no liability for anything you may do in the field based on your instruction through The Company, including, without limitation, accidents or injury to persons or property.  Opinions expressed during training are those of the trainers and not necessarily those of The Company.  You should seek specific and appropriate hands-on professional advice when dealing with specific situations involving all trade, craft, and building science-related matters.
    2. You now acknowledge that the Course materials may contain errors, inaccuracies, and omissions. You assume all risk of loss, harm, or damage associated with your access to and use of the Website and Course materials.
    3. The Company shall not be liable for any lost profits to include consequential, exemplary, incidental, or punitive damages regardless of the form of action, whether in contract or tort, including negligence, and regardless of whether The Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages in advance or whether such damages are reasonably foreseeable.
    4. In no event shall The Company be liable for more than the course’s total cost or courses without limitation paid by you or others on behalf of you.
    5. You agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Company and its agents from and against any expense, loss, cost, or liability (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) arising from any claims, demands, damages, or actions resulting from or related to your negligent or tortious acts or breach of your obligations under this Agreement.
    6. You now acknowledge that the Website may contain links to third party websites.  Any such links are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not constitute an endorsement by The Company of such websites and the third-party content therein.
    7. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous verbal and written agreements between you and The Company. Excepting modifications made to this Agreement by The Company, any alteration, modification, or amendment of this Agreement shall be void unless such alteration, modification, or amendment is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of The Company.
      1. If any of this Agreement’s provisions are rendered invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
      2. This Agreement shall be governed by California’s laws, without regard to any rules of conflict or choice of laws that may require the application of laws of another state. The venue shall be in Riverside County, California.
      3. All notices to you shall be in writing. Notices shall be deemed delivered when posted conspicuously on the Website, electronically (including, without limitation, electronic mail), or delivered to you by commercial overnight delivery service. Notices to you shall be deemed given when dispatched. All notices to The Company shall be in writing. Notices to The Company shall be deemed delivered when delivered by commercial overnight delivery service.
      4. All remedies under this Agreement are in addition to equitable remedies and remedies provided by law and are cumulative. The parties now acknowledge and agree that damages at law are an inadequate remedy to The Company.  In addition to remedies at law and other rights which may be available, The Company shall have the right of specific performance, injunction, or other equitable remedies in the event of a breach or threatened breach of this Agreement by you.
      5. Waiver of a breach of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any other breach. Failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver or create an estoppel from enforcing such provision. Any waiver of this Agreement’s provisions shall not be binding unless such waiver is in writing and signed by the waiving party.
      6. All terms and provisions of this Agreement shall survive cancellation of the Account Credentials.
      7. Any controversy or claim, whether based on contract, statute, tort, fraud, misrepresentation or other legal theory, related directly or indirectly to this Agreement, any course or service offered by The Company, or the acts or omissions of either party concerning this Agreement will be resolved in a Court of Law. Right to a Jury trial is waived by all parties. Expressly, all parties do not consent to Arbitration. The Company reserves the right to obtain an injunction in court to prevent any violation of this Agreement at the User’s sole expense.
    8. In the event of litigation arising out of or relating to this Agreement, each party shall pay its costs and litigation expenses. The Company and its Agents do not agree to reimburse any party, without limitation for litigation expenses, e.g., Attorney fees, private investigators, court costs, paralegal expenses, disposition expenses, medical expenses, and document service.
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