Last Modified: January 1, 2016
BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, AND TERMINATION PROVISIONS BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SERVICES OR THIS SITE AND EXIT NOW.
Marketing Certified may update and change any or all of these Terms, including but not limited to the fees and charges associated with the use of the Services. If we update or change these Terms, we will post the updated Terms on this page. The updated Terms will become effective and binding on the fifth business day after they are posted. When we change these Terms, we will modify the "Last Modified" date above. We encourage you to review these Terms periodically.
1. Description of the Services
Marketing Certified provides users with access to a rich collection of online social media courses, content, guides and tips (the “Services”). Marketing Certified courses are available in PDF format only. The PDF is for your personal, individual use only (i.e., a single user license). You may print the PDF for your own use. The Services that are available may change from time to time, and Marketing Certified may choose to discontinue some or all of the Services, in its discretion. You understand and agree that the Services may include certain communications from Marketing Certified and that these communications are considered part of your Marketing Certified subscription. Lessons are conducted through the online PDF's. Students are permitted to contact instructors using any of the contact forms on the website. The certification program is administered by MC Marketing Guides Incorporated. The Marketing Certified certification program acknowledges that professionals are proficient in social media, inbound marketing principles and best practices. These principles include: blogging, search engine optimization, social media, reputation management and web analytics. The Social Media Certification allows students and business professionals to provide their clients with more specialized services. With so many so-called Internet marketing specialists out there today, this designation sets students apart from others by showing that they possess the technical and strategic competencies needed in a true marketing professional.
2. Registration and Subscription
3. Pricing and Payment
Your Marketing Certified subscription is billed promptly upon your completion of the signup process. The annual fee due will depend on the pricing level offered at the time you subscribe. The applicable price is published at https://www.marketingcertified.com/pricing, and they may change from time to time without prior notice to you. We will not automatically renew your subscription and there are no refunds. All quoted prices are exclusive of sales tax, which will be added when applicable. All orders from customers within Canada are subject to Canadian Goods and Services Tax. The $99 tuition fee is inclusive of Canadian taxes. Orders from customers outside of Canada are not subject to Canadian taxes.
4. Marketing Certified’s Proprietary Rights
The Services include information, data, text, messages, software, sound, music, video, photographs, graphics, images, and tags ("Content"). The Content is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including patent, trademark, and copyright laws. All Content and all intellectual property in the Content belongs to and is the property of Marketing Certified, or its licensors (if any). Without limiting the preceding sentence, Marketing Certified owns and retains all copyrights in the individual web pages, components of web pages, and collective works available through the Services. The Content may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, performed, or distributed in any way, and you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, or create derivative works based on the Content or the Services, in whole or in part, by any means, except as expressly authorized in writing by Marketing Certified. Marketing Certified shall also own, and you assign, all right, title, and interest in and to any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other generalized information provided by you or any other party relating to us or pursuant to these Terms or in the course of your use of the Services. Marketing Certified and the Marketing Certified logos are trademarks and the property of Marketing Certified. The appearance, layout, color scheme, and design of the MarketingCertified.com site is protected trade dress. You do not receive any right or license to use them.
5. Use and Limitations of Use
Marketing Certified grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the Services that correspond to the subscription you have purchased, on these Terms.
Your license to use the Services is conditioned upon your representations and warranties that:
a) you will not (and will not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code;
b) you will not sell, assign, sublicense, distribute, commercially exploit, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in, or make available to a third party, the Content or Services in any way;
c) you will not "frame" or "mirror" any of its content in any other server or wireless or Internet-based device;
d) you will not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Services in a manner that sends more request messages to the Marketing Certified servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser;
e) you will not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Marketing Certified website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Services;
f) you will not access the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Marketing Certified for use in accessing the Services;
g) you will not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means that Marketing Certified has not intentionally made available or provided; and
h) you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.
Any unauthorized use of the Content or any Services may violate patent, copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to cooperate with Marketing Certified to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Services or Content.
Your use of the Services is subject to and expressly conditioned on your compliance with these Terms. If you fail to comply with the Terms or any other guidelines and rules published by Marketing Certified we may terminate and/or suspend your access to any portion of the Services. Any such termination or suspension shall be in Marketing Certified’s sole discretion and may occur without prior notice, or any notice. Marketing Certified further reserves the right to terminate or suspend any user's access to the Services or to any portion of the Services in response to any conduct or activity that Marketing Certified in its sole discretion, believes is or may be directly or indirectly harmful to other users (including but not limited to distributed denial of service or other attacks directed at your website), to Marketing Certified or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or business contractors, or to other third parties, or for any conduct that violates any local, state, federal, or foreign laws or regulations. Marketing Certified further reserves the right to terminate or suspend any user's access to the Services, or to terminate the Services in their entirety, for any reason or for no reason at all, in Marketing Certified's sole discretion, without prior notice, and with no liability to you.
7. Customer Support
Customer Support for your subscription is included in your annual subscription fee.
We accept webform submissions 24 Hours per Day x 7 Days per Week through our contact page. Webform responses are provided during regular business hours only. We attempt to respond to webform support questions within one business day; in practice, our responses are generally even faster, however, we do not promise or guarantee any specific response time.
8. Customer Reference
You agree that we can use your company name and logo in connection with marketing and promoting the Services.
9. Use of Communications Services
The Services may include bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities that enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are appropriate and related to the particular Communication Service, as determined by Marketing Certified in its sole discretion. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
a) Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
b) Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
c) Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
d) Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another person's computer.
e)Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
f) Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
g) Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
h) Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
i) Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
j) Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
k) Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
l) Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
We reserve the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in our sole discretion but undertake no obligation to monitor the Communication Service. We reserve the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about any person in any Communication Service. We do not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Marketing Certified specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Communication Service managers and hosts are not our authorized spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect our views. Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
10. Customer Data Confidentiality
11. User Submitted Materials
Marketing Certified does not claim ownership of the materials you provide (other than suggestions, feedback and information relating to the Services as provided above) or post, upload, input or submit through the Services (collectively "Submissions") or works specifically created by Marketing Certified for you. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting to us, our affiliated companies, and our sublicensees, permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of our and their businesses. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission. We are under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in our sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
12. Links To Third Party Sites
The Services may contain links to third-party websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents 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 not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. The Linked Sites are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any Linked Site does not imply endorsement by us of the Linked Site or any association with its operators.
13. Disclaimers; Limitations of Liability
THIS SITE, THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND OPERATION OF THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER SHALL MARKETING CERTIFIED BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF INFORMATION, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR NOMINAL DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF MARKETING CERTIFIED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. MARKETING CERTIFIED does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the materials and content contained in this site and reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions to site content at any time without notice and without obligation to the users of this site.
THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE SERVICES. MARKETING CERTIFIED AND/OR OUR LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE SERVICES AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE SERVICES SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
MARKETING CERTIFIED AND/OR OUR LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, SECURITY OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. MARKETING CERTIFIED AND/OR OUR LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IMAGES AND GRAPHICS USED ON THE MARKETING CERTIFIED WEBSITE ARE LICENSED STOCK IMAGES USED FOR AESTHETIC PURPOSES AND DO NOT REPRESENT IDENTITIES OF PERSONNEL.
MARKETING CERTIFIED TAKES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US OR THAT YOU COLLECT OR SUBMIT WHILE USING THE SERVICES. THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA OR INFORMATION (INCLUDING COMMUNICATIONS BY E-MAIL) OVER THE INTERNET OR OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE NETWORKS IS NOT SECURE AND IS SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE LOSS, INTERCEPTION, OR ALTERATION WHILE IN TRANSIT. MOREOVER, BECAUSE NO SYSTEM CAN BE 100% SECURE, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY OF THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY IF INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US OR COLLECT THROUGH THE SERVICES IS INADVERTENTLY RELEASED BY US OR ACCESSED BY THIRD PARTIES WITHOUT OUR AUTHORIZATION OR CONSENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL MARKETING CERTIFIED AND/OR OUR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF MARKETING CERTIFIED OR ANY OF OUR SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE OTHER TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, MARKETING CERTIFIED IS DETERMINED TO HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS, HARM OR DAMAGE, YOU AGREE THAT THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF MARKETING CERTIFIED AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS OR LICENSORS SHALL IN ALL CASES BE LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) OR THE TOTAL AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICES IN THE SIX MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS AN AGREED ALLOCATION OF RISK AND AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ABSENT YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, MARKETING CERTIFIED WOULD NOT PROVIDE THE SERVICES TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify and hold Marketing Certified (and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, and licensors) harmless from any claim, costs, losses, damages, liabilities, judgments and expenses (including reasonable fees of attorneys and other professionals), arising out of or in connection with any claim, action or proceeding (any and all of which are "Claims") by a third party arising out of (a) your use of the Services; (b) your noncompliance with or breach of any of these Terms, or (c) the unauthorized use of the Services by any other person using your user information. At Marketing Certified's option, you shall assume control of the defense and settlement of any Claim subject to indemnification by you (provided that, in such event, Marketing Certified may at any time thereafter elect to take over control of the defense and settlement of any such Claim, and in any event, you shall not settle any such Claim without Marketing Certified’s prior written consent).
To the maximum extent permitted by law, these Terms are governed by the laws of California and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in California, United States in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Services. Use of the Services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these Terms or your use of the Services. Marketing Certified’s provision of the Services is subject to existing laws and legal process, including our rights and obligations to cooperate and comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Services or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise expressly stated herein, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Services and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and Marketing Certified with respect to the Services. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English. MC Marketing Guides Inc. is incorporated in Burnaby, British Columbia. Marketing Certified is a service of MC Marketing Guides Inc.
16. Notice Of Copyright Claims
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to us through our contact page. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE SERVICES WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Services infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Services by contacting us through the contact page and providing the following information:
a) Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the url location of an authorized version of the work.
b) Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
c) Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
d) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
e) A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
f) A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we maintain a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers to and account holders of Marketing Certified who are repeat infringers.
The parties agree that any notices of a dispute or other communications addressed to us will be sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested to the contact address set forth on the contact page of the Services, and deemed delivered as of the date of signing of the return receipt or the first date of a refusal to sign.