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Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: August 21, 2012

Welcome to the College Countdown website (the “Site”), which is located at Subdomains, mobile version(s), and any associated applications (collectively, “College Countdown”) are operated by Sourcebooks, Inc. and its affiliates and partners (collectively, “us,” “we,” “College Countdown,” or “the Company”). By accessing or using College Countdown, you (“you” or “User”) signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Agreement”), whether you are a “Visitor” (which means that you simply browse College Countdown without being a registered user) or a “Member” (which means that you are a registered user of College Countdown).

1. Use of Service

This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your use of College Countdown. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice. Such revisions are effective immediately after we give notice thereof, which we may do by revising the “Last Updated” date of these Terms of Use or by otherwise posting on College Countdown, or by email or conventional mail, and/or by any other means which provides reasonable notice. Your use of College Countdown after such notice is posted confirms your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) College Countdown. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Last Updated date of these Terms of Use to determine if there have been changes and to review such changes. You agree that the Company shall not be liable to you for any delay or other damages that might result from any changes to the Terms of Use, if any.

2. Content

All content on College Countdown, including software, artwork, designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the “Site Content”), are the proprietary property of the Company, its users, or its licensors with all rights reserved. No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, scraped, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the Company’s prior written permission.

Software License

Any College Countdown service is licensed to you, not sold to you, for a designated period of time. One license is permitted per user account.

3. Account Registration Information

In consideration of your use of College Countdown, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms and profiles on College Countdown (“Registration Information”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Information, and any other information you provide to us, to keep it accurate, current, and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

This Agreement, and any posted revision to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use College Countdown or are a Member. You may terminate your College Countdown membership (“Membership”) at any time, for any reason, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and requesting the deletion of your account. We may terminate your Membership at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Upon such termination, you must immediately discontinue use of College Countdown, and the Company shall in no way be responsible to you for such termination. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect.

4. Terms of Sale

Products and services may be made available to you by us through College Countdown. By purchasing any products or services through College Countdown, you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the Terms of Sale in effect at the time of purchase (“Terms of Sale”). These Terms of Sale are subject to change without prior written notice at any time, in the Company’s sole discretion, and such changes shall apply to any purchases made after such changes are posted on College Countdown. Therefore, you should review these Terms of Sale prior to each purchase so you will understand the terms applicable to such a transaction. If you do not agree to these Terms of Sale, do not make any purchases on College Countdown.

Purchase Qualifications; Account Security

To make a purchase on College Countdown, you must comply with these Terms of Sale (including the Terms and Conditions of Use). You agree to accept responsibility for all purchases and other activities that occur under your name and/or account. College Countdown sells products only to those users who can legally make purchases with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may make purchases on College Countdown only with the involvement and authorization of a parent or guardian. The Company reserves the right to refuse or cancel orders, or terminate accounts, at any time, in its sole discretion.

Payment Method and Terms

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards and certain debit cards as forms of payment. By submitting an order through College Countdown, you authorize the Company, or its designated payment processor, to charge the account you specify for the purchase amount. All payments are to be made in United States Dollars. When you provide your credit card number to College Countdown, you may authorize us to store your credit card number and related payment information.

6. Proprietary Rights

College Countdown, the College Countdown logo, products, and service titles may be trademarks, service marks, or intellectual property of College Countdown and Sourcebooks, Inc. You agree not to use, display, or print the College Countdown Trademarks in any fashion without prior written permission from College Countdown. Unless otherwise indicated, all content on the Site includes but is not limited to all designs, text, icons, graphics, logos, buttons, software, data compilations, and audio and visual clips. College Countdown and the Site are protected by applicable intellectual property laws.

7. Disclaimers


We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or alteration of user or Member communications. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof. We are not responsible for any injury or damage to any computer equipment belonging to any user of College Countdown, any Member, or any other person related to or resulting from use of College Countdown, viewing, playing, using, or downloading any materials on or from College Countdown. College Countdown is provided “AS IS” and, except as otherwise prohibited by applicable law, we expressly disclaim any warranty of any kind, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

8. Limitation on Liability

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, our entire liability to you for any cause whatsoever, regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to us for your use of College Countdown during the term of this Agreement. Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will we be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special, or punitive damages, including lost profits arising from your use of College Countdown, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

9. Privacy Statement

College Countdown realizes that you have a vested interest in how we collect, store, and use information about you. Read College Countdown’s Privacy Policy here.

10. Disputes

If there is any dispute between you and us about or involving College Countdown, by using College Countdown, you agree that the dispute exclusively shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. In the event of any dispute that you may bring against us, you agree that the state and federal courts located in DuPage County, Illinois, shall be the exclusive venue for and shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any such dispute. In the event of any dispute initiated by us against you, you agree that the state and federal courts located in DuPage County, Illinois, shall have jurisdiction over and shall be a proper venue for any such dispute, and that any such dispute may also be brought by us in any forum or venue in which jurisdiction may properly be exercised as a matter of law.

11. Notice

You agree that College Countdown may communicate notices to you via email, phone, regular mail, and through the College Countdown website. These notices could include offers, account information, and changes to the Agreement.

12. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, representatives, employees, and corporate or other partners harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or relating to: (a) your use of College Countdown in violation of this Agreement, (b) any other breach of this Agreement by you, (c) any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above, or (d) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

13. Other

This Agreement, together with our Privacy Policy, and any notices regarding College Countdown sent to you or posted on College Countdown, all of which are incorporated herein by this reference, contains the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of College Countdown. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unlawful, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect unless such deletion materially frustrates the intent of the parties, in which case this Agreement will terminate.

14. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms and Conditions of Use or if you need further assistance with respect to access to or use of College Countdown, you may contact our Customer Service department as indicated below. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.

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