Website Terms and Conditions:
All materials on Global Education Resource Center website at gercusa.com have been prepared for general information purposes only. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, may not be current and is subject to change without notice.
General Terms and Conditions:
The following General Terms and Conditions Applies to all contracts, agreements, and services between Client(s), customers of Global Education Resource Center, and Global Education Resource Center (hereafter, “GERC”).
Client(s) and Global Education Resource Center are collectively referred herein as the “Parties”.
In-Office Appointments must be scheduled and confirmed by office staff at least 24 hours prior to visiting office location. Emergency appointments confirmed by office staff are subject to additional fees. Walk-ins are not allowed.
Global Education Resource Center does not issue refunds for academic information services rendered, consisting of but not limited to academic review, academic research performed, and academic research hours performed on behalf of client(s).
Global Education Resource Center does not issue refunds for academic information services, consultation hours, retainers between Global Education Resource Center and Client(s).
Global Education Resource Center does not issue refunds for client cancelling contract by client(s) simply changing their mind on academic consultation services contractually agreed upon or demanding any services beyond scope of contract.
All contracts may be subject to additional charges, including but not limited to additional consultation and research fees, performed on behalf of client(s) for work performed beyond scope of contracts, to be billed at approximately $400.00 per academic research or academic consultation hour of one Global Education Resource Center’s employee time. Client(s) is also subject to being charged multiple academic research or academic consultation hours at the same time or same specific hours, as multiple employees of Global Education Resource Center may participate in the Client(s)’s case at the same time frame or specific hours. All contracts are subject to after-hours fees including but not limited to, after-hours consultations, performed on behalf of client(s).
Global Education Resource Center makes no warranty or guarantee about the content of the academic information services rendered; content usefulness, satisfactoriness or applicability to client(s) in any way.
Severability: If any provision of the Contracts, Agreements, or General Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the Contracts, Agreements, or General Terms and Conditions shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect. If any provision is held invalid or unenforceable with respect to particular circumstances, it shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect in all other circumstances.
Binding Arbitration: As the exclusive means of resolving through adversarial dispute resolution any disputes arising out of agreements or with regard to GERC’s services, a party must demand that any such dispute be resolved by binding arbitration administered by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) in accordance with its CPR Administered Arbitration Rules, and each party hereby consents to any such disputes being so resolved. Judgment on the award rendered in any such arbitration may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. All arbitration proceedings shall take place in the state of California, Los Angeles county. Arbitrator fees shall be completely borne by the party initiating the Arbitration process. The Arbitrator’s travel expenses shall be completely borne by the party initiating the Arbitration process. Cost of arbitration location shall be completely borne by the party initiating the Arbitration process. Arbitration location will be conducted in a neutral location in Los Angeles county that is mutually agreeable to both parties. Each party hereto shall bear its own respective costs, expenses, and attorney fees with respect to the arbitration. If translator service is required for any party, only California certified and registered interpreter shall be present during arbitration. Cost of interpreter shall be borne by the party requesting translator service. The arbitrator must have served as an arbitrator at least ten times prior to their service as an arbitrator in this arbitration. The arbitration shall be confidential and all material disclosed therein shall be returned to the disclosing party or destroyed at the conclusion of the arbitration. Client(s) understands that, absent this mandatory arbitration provision, client(s) would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. Client further understands that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
Class Action Waiver: Each party waives the right to litigate in court or arbitrate any disputes, arising out of agreements or with regard to GERC’s services, as a class action, either as a member of a class or as a representative, or to act as a private attorney general. The parties further agree that the arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. Clients and GERC agree that each may bring claims against the other only in client(s) or GERC’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding.
Survival: The “Binding Arbitration” and “Class Action Waiver” section shall survive any termination or completion of an Contract, Agreement or any services provided by GERC.
Global Education Resource Center reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. Updated versions of the Terms will appear on “https://gercusa.com/terms-and-conditions/” and “https://gercusa.com/tc” and become effective immediately.
Client(s) are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions. Continued use of Global Education Resource Center academic information, consultation, and academic research services after any such update shall constitute client(s) agreement with the modifications.