Site Terms and Conditions
Governing Use and Access to the UC Scout website(s)
Acceptance of Terms
Welcome to the UC Scout website(s) ("website(s)" or "site(s)")! You may access or obtain unique services, products, information, and community offerings ("Services") provided by the UC Scout ("we," or "us") through our website(s) as a service to the Internet community. Your use of these Services is subject to these Site Terms and Conditions ("Agreement"). By accessing the UC Scout website(s) and/or using the Services, you agree that you have read and understand this Agreement, and that your use of the website(s) shall conform to this Agreement. If you register with us for certain Services, this Agreement includes and incorporates additional terms specific to those Services. The additional terms will be presented to you for your acceptance at the time of your registration for those Services. We reserve the right to change or amend this Agreement without notice. See the Section titled "Changes to Agreement" below for details. (Select www.collegeboard.org/linking for information on creating a link to this site.)
User Account, Password, and Security
By accessing our site(s) and/or otherwise accepting this Agreement, you agree to comply with the specific Community Guidelines that may govern any communities in which you participate or with the following general guidelines:
In connection with your use of the Site, you agree you will not:
Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other content ("Material") that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable that may invade another's right of privacy or publicity;
Impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, a UC Scout official, forum leader, guide or host or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
Post or transmit any Material that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);
Post or transmit any Material that contains a virus or corrupted data;
Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any communication feature;
Use the Site's communication features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all caps, or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text);
Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation or any non-resume information such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise;
Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
Upload or transmit any Material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
Delete or revise any Material posted by any other person or entity;
Manipulate or otherwise display the Site by using framing or similar navigational technology; or
Disseminate username, password or any additional subscription-based Site-accessing information to unauthorized individuals.
The UC Scout and its licensors have expended substantial time, effort, and funds to create the website(s) and the Services. You acknowledge and agree that the UC Scout or UC Scout affiliates exclusively own the copyright to (or have been granted licenses by third parties to use) all rights, title, and interest in the Services and the information, data, databases, images, sound recordings, audio and visual clips, and other content (collectively, "Content") provided by the website(s).
Certain materials specifically designated as belonging to another party are not owned by the UC Scout. In addition, certain materials may be owned jointly by UC Scout and ETS.
No copyrighted material or other Content may be performed, distributed, downloaded, uploaded, modified, reused, reproduced, reposted, retransmitted, disseminated, sold, published, broadcast or circulated or otherwise used in any way whatsoever except as expressly stated either in such materials or in this Agreement without express written permission of the UC Scout or permission of the copyright owner. Any modification of the Content, or any portion thereof, or use of the Content for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of the UC Scout's copyrights and other proprietary rights. Use of the Content on any other website or other networked computer environment is prohibited without prior written permission from the UC Scout.
For permission to use Content from the website(s), please complete the permission request form.
The trademarks and logos used on the website(s) are owned by UC Scout or are used with permission from the respective owners. No use of any UC Scout trademark or any other trademark listed is permitted without express written consent.
View a list of UC Scout trademarks.
Review the Guidelines for the use of UC Scout trademarks.
Special Conditions for International Use and Exports
The UC Scout makes no representations that the Services are appropriate for use in all locations, or that transactions, products, instruments, or services discussed are available or appropriate for sale or use in all jurisdictions. As a United States-based corporation, the UC Scout, along with our representatives overseas, is subject to U.S. export controls and economic sanctions laws and regulations. You access the UC Scout website(s) and the Services on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of data or information exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. You further agree not to upload to the UC Scout website(s) any data or software that cannot be exported under U.S. government export laws without prior written government authorization, including, but not limited to, certain encryption software. This assurance and commitment shall survive termination of this Agreement. Please note that individuals in countries against which the United States, directly or through the United Nations, has imposed economic sanctions (such as Iran and Cuba) or persons designated by the U.S. government as Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons may not be permitted to use the Services, even though they may access the website.
No Resale of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services.
This Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to non-UC Scout websites or resources. Because the UC Scout has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the UC Scout is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. Links to these third-party sites does not imply that the websites are affiliated with or endorsed by the UC Scout or are legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of the UC Scout that is displayed in or accessible through the links.
You further acknowledge and agree that the UC Scout shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. The UC Scout strongly encourages users to read all external and third-party site terms and conditions and privacy policies.
It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that information, data, and software you download or otherwise select for your use is free of viruses and other destructive items.
Consent to Electronic Communications and Email Solicitation
Term of Agreement
This Agreement remains in effect until terminated by you or the UC Scout. You may terminate this Agreement upon our receipt of your notice via e-mail to the UC Scout at Sitetermsandconditions@collegeboard.com, and by our subsequently disabling your password and ID. If you are unsatisfied with the Services provided through the UC Scout website(s), your sole remedy is to terminate this Agreement. We may terminate this Agreement, in whole or with respect to a Service, with or without cause, at any time immediately upon our disabling your password and ID. We may notify you of termination of the Agreement via e-mail or other written notice to the address you provide to us in the registration process. After the termination of this Agreement or a Service, you are not authorized to access or use the Service, and you shall cease all such access and use. If you nonetheless access or use the Service in spite of termination of the Agreement or Service, your use of, or access to, the Service will be subject to the version of the Agreement then in effect as to all current users.
Changes to Agreement and Services
We may make changes to this Agreement at any time. Your continued use of the Services indicates your acceptance of the new terms and conditions and continued agreement to be bound by this Agreement, as changed from time to time. You should review this Agreement often to stay informed of changes that may affect you. If you have registered with us and provided us with an e-mail address, we may provide you with notice informing you that this Agreement has changed, but such notice shall be for convenience only and shall not be required for the effectiveness of the changes. You agree to check the Services, your mail and/or e-mail on a regular basis to receive important and timely notices from us. The UC Scout may also make changes to the Services and site(s), including discontinuing any Service or Content, or otherwise restricting access and use. We reserve the right to do so without prior notice to you. The UC Scout reserves the right to change or add any fees or charges for access or use of the website(s) or any of the Services at any time.
No Warranties/Limitation of Liability
THE UC SCOUT WEBSITE(S) AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, NEITHER THE UC SCOUT NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE UC SCOUT WEBSITE(S) MAKES ANY GUARANTIES OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND CONTENT OR ANY OTHER MATTER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT, WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE FREE OF ERRORS OR AVAILABLE, OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. THE UC SCOUT, AND SUCH PERSONS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS, COST, DAMAGE, OR OTHER INJURY, OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY (I) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE(S) OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT HEREOF; (II) YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON, ANY SERVICE OR CONTENT, (III) THE UC SCOUT'S OR ANY OTHER PERSON'S PERFORMANCE OF ANY OBLIGATIONS UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, AND/OR (IV) YOUR PURCHASE AND USE OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE UC SCOUT WEBSITE(S). IN NO EVENT WILL THE UC SCOUT, OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
All users therefore agree that all access and use of the UC Scout website(s) is at the user's own risk. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for certain damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of the UC Scout shall be limited in accordance with this Agreement to the fullest extent permitted by law. The user specifically waives any and all claims it may have arising out of use of the website(s). Any service for which a separate fee is charged carries with it only the representations and warranties specifically stated attributable to that service.
The UC Scout, and its respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, or other suppliers shall not be liable for any loss, cost, or damage due to causes beyond their control. You understand that the UC Scout accepts no responsibility for security of information transmitted over the Internet.
Without limiting any of the foregoing, if the UC Scout, or any of its respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors or suppliers is found liable to you for any claims or matters arising under or in connection with this Agreement, the UC Scout's and such parties' aggregate and maximum liability for all such matters and claims in any calendar year shall not exceed the amounts paid by you to the UC Scout for the specific Service or product giving rise to such liability.
Distribution of Third-Party Content
The UC Scout does not exercise editorial control over third-party content provided, uploaded, published, or distributed by users and other participants in collegeboard.com. In other words, the UC Scout website(s) is/are merely a distributor, not a publisher, of such content. Such content may contain the views, opinions, statements, offers, and other material of the respective users, suppliers, participants, or authors. The UC Scout does not endorse, is not responsible for, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, such content or its accuracy, supplier ability or fitness for any particular purpose, and the UC Scout shall not be liable for any harm resulting from or in connection with reliance on any such content. In addition, the UC Scout shall not be a party to, or liable in any way for any harm associated with, any transaction between our users and any other user or participant on the website(s). Any products or services offered or sold on or through the website(s) by any person other than the UC Scout are offered or sold subject to terms and conditions solely between our users and such other person or supplier.
The Official SAT Online Course™ ("Online Course") helps students prepare for the SAT. Users of the Online Course receive score reports including practice test scores and practice essay scores ("Practice Scores"). Practice Scores provide helpful information about a student's readiness for the SAT. However, the UC Scout does not guarantee that students will receive the same scores on administered tests as they received on practice tests. Additionally, if Practice Scores are used for purposes other than to inform test preparation, such scores should be reviewed and evaluated carefully and considered only one piece of evidence.