"I’m excited about the registry’s flexibility and its dynamism. It makes the credentialing process more transparent and understandable for students and employers, and begins to create the data for students to understand how a specific credential relates to entering a job and building a career."
- Gail Mellow, President, LaGuardia Community College

Terms of Use

Last Updated 1/30/2017

Thank you for using the Credential Engine Website (the “Website”), owned by Credential Engine (hereinafter “we,” “us” or “our”). These terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) describe your rights and responsibilities with regard to use of the Website: www.credentialengine.org. Please read the Terms carefully before using the Website. The Website contains information in the form of data, text, reports, and other materials related to Credential Engine as well as third-party content (collectively, the “Content”). By accessing, browsing and/or using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by and comply with these Terms. You further acknowledge and agree that Credential Engine may make this and future agreements with you by electronic means and that such agreements have the same legal effect as agreements entered into on paper and are authentic and valid. If you do not agree to abide by these Terms, please do not use or otherwise discontinue use of the Website.

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MODIFICATION OF THE TERMS

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to amend this Terms, in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without penalty or liability to you or any third party. You should check the Terms from time to time when you use our Website to determine if any changes have been made. You can determine when the Terms were last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” notation above. If you use the Website after the amended Terms have been posted, you will be deemed to have agreed to amended Terms.

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PRIVACY STATEMENT

We have established a Privacy Statement to explain how we collect, use and share information about you. Please carefully review our Privacy Statement, which can be found here. By accessing or using the Website, you also are signifying your acknowledgement of our Privacy Statement.

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INTENDED USERS

This Website is intended for users who are at least 18 years old. If you are using the Website for the benefit of a child age 13 or older, please do not provide information relating to such child unless you have obtained the consent of the child’s parent or legal custodian or guardian, including their consent to our Privacy Statement. We do not allow the Website to be used by or for the benefit of anyone under the age of 13.

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USER RESPONSIBILITIES

As a condition of your use of the Website, you agree not to engage in the following:

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LICENSE AND USE

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Credential Engine grants you a personal, limited, revocable, nonexclusive and nontransferable license to view, access and use the Website and its Content, solely for your personal and non-commercial use. No other right, title or interest in or to the Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Credential Engine or its licensors. You are not permitted to reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any such Content for commercial use.

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RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIAL

You acknowledge that the Website and its Content may be protected by copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights owned by, controlled or licensed by or to Credential Engine or its licensors, and that these worldwide rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now and hereinafter developed. You also acknowledge that the Website is and shall remain the property of Credential Engine. No portion of the Website may be reproduced in any form, electronic or otherwise, for any purpose other than personal use, without prior written permission of Credential Engine. Any trademarks, logos, service marks, and product marks displayed on the Website are the registered and unregistered marks of Credential Engine unless otherwise indicated, and are protected by U.S. and international trademark laws. All other trademarks not owned by us that appear on the Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us. Any unauthorized downloading, re-transmission, or other copying or modification of trademarks and/or the Contents herein may be a violation of applicable trademark and/or copyright laws and could subject the copier to legal action. You agree to comply with all intellectual property rights laws and you shall not encumber any interest in, or assert any rights to, any Content from the Website. You shall not modify, transmit, participate in the sale or transfer of, or create derivative works based on any Content, in whole or in part, of the Website.

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LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Website may contain links to other applications or Websites (“Linked Sites”) operated by other parties. The Linked Sites may not be under our control, therefore, we are not responsible for the information, products or services described thereon, or for the content of any Linked Site, including, without limitation, any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. We are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not necessarily imply endorsement of the Linked Site or any association with its operators. Your use of these Linked Sites is at your own risk, and we are not liable to you in any way, either directly or indirectly, for any content, errors, damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on information contained in or provided to Linked Sites.

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DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. CREDENTIAL ENGINE AND ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, PARTNERS, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY “RELATED PERSONS”) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR MALWARE, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, FUNCTIONALITY, RELIABILITY, SEQUENCING OR SPEED OF DELIVERY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY CONTENT, MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE ARE USED AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH CONTENT, MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.

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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CREDENTIAL ENGINE OR THE RELATED PERSONS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS OR DAMAGES UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACCESS, USE (OR INABILITY TO USE) OF THE WEBSITE, OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN. THIS IS TRUE EVEN IF CREDENTIAL ENGINE OR RELATED PERSONS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. IN ADDITION, CREDENTIAL ENGINE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR USEFULNESS OF THE WEBSITE. FURTHERMORE, CREDENTIAL ENGINE DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE FROM ERROR, DEFECT, LOSS, DELAY IN OPERATION, CORRUPTION, CYBER ATTACK, VIRUSES, INTERFERENCE, HACKING, MALWARE, OR OTHER SECURITY INTRUSION, AND CREDENTIAL ENGINE DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY RELATING THERETO. IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS, CREDENTIAL ENGINE IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT PROVIDED BY US OR ANY THIRD PARTY, OUR LIABILITY SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED U.S. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00 USD). NOTE THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OR MAY PLACE LIMITATIONS ON OUR ABILITY TO LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Credential Engine and Related Persons harmless from and against any and all third-party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from, or related to, (i) any breach by you of these Terms, (ii) your use of material or features available on the Website in an unauthorized manner, and/or (iii) a violation by you of any and all applicable laws, rules, or regulations.

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SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION RIGHTS

The Terms will remain in full force and effect as long as you continue to access or use the Website. You may terminate the Terms at any time by destroying all materials obtained through the Website, all related documentation, and all copies and installations therefore, whether made under these Terms or otherwise. Your permission to use the Website automatically terminates if you violate these Terms. We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend any of the rights granted by these Terms and your access to the Website with or without prior notice, at any time and for any reason. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms for any reason whatsoever: Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability; Indemnification; Governing Law; and Miscellaneous.

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GOVERNING LAW

These Terms shall be governed in all respects under the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of law provisions. In any claim or action by you directly or indirectly arising under these Terms or related to the Website, you irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the District of Columbia. You waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to any of these courts that may have jurisdiction.

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MISCELLANEOUS

The Terms set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms shall remain in full force and effect. Headings are for reference only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to any failure by you or others to comply with these Terms does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar failures. You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent, and any assignment or transfer in violation of this provision shall be null and void. There are no third party beneficiaries to these Terms.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@credentialengine.org.

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SEE ALSO

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