» Terms of Use and Disclaimer

  1. Customer Agreement
    Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) maintains this web site on the Internet as a public service for students, parents, educational professionals and others interested in learning about access to education, training and career opportunities. VSAC requires that all visitors to our web site agree to the following terms and conditions governing the use of our web site ("Terms of Use"). Please read them carefully. By viewing or using this web site, you acknowledge and agree to the Terms of Use. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEB SITE.
  2. Use of the Web Site
    You agree to be solely responsible for your actions and the contents of your transmissions through this web site. Our web site is available only to individuals who are authorized to use it or otherwise permitted under applicable law. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with a person or entity. You agree not to submit any Trojan horses, viruses, worms or other programs intended to interfere with the normal operation of the web site or to obtain information from or through the web site in an unauthorized manner. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations in your use of this web site.
  3. Login and Passwords
    You agree to only access the web site and our computer systems by viewing publicly available web pages or logging in using the method of authentication we provide you. You agree not to obtain customer or business information you are not authorized to obtain. You are responsible to protect and maintain the confidentiality of any passwords or authorization methods that we give you. If you permit any person to use your passwords or other authorization methods provided to you, you agree to be liable for any transactions made by that person, even if you did not intend for them to do so. You agree to exit the web site by logging off from your account after you have finished your session.
  4. Changes to Terms of Use
    VSAC may modify or discontinue this web site, temporarily or permanently, for any reason, at its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. VSAC may change the web site and the Terms of Use from time to time, with or without notice to you. You agree to review the Terms of Use periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Your continued access to or use of this web site after any changes have been made shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of such changes.
  5. Intellectual Property Rights
    This web site contains the intellectual property of VSAC and other third parties and is protected by U.S. and international copyright law and other intellectual property laws. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of its contents, in whole or in part, without the express written consent of VSAC, may result in civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under law. The publication or dissemination of any link to the contents of this web site, other than a link to www.StartWhereYouAreVTPro.org without the express, written consent of VSAC, is prohibited.
  6. Links to Third-Party Web Sites This web site contains connections or links to web sites owned or operated by third parties. VSAC does not control these other web sites and is not responsible for the products or services offered on these sites, or their availability, content and security. VSAC's inclusion of a connection, hyperlink or reference to a third party web site on our web site does not imply any endorsement of the actions or policies of that site.
  7. Indemnification
    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless VSAC and its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and their respective officers, directors and employees and agents from and against all claims, liabilities and expenses arising from your breach of the Terms of Use or your inability to use the web site.
  8. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
    YOU AGREE THAT ALL ACCESS AND USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENTS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." WHILE VSAC ATTEMPTS TO KEEP THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND PROCESSES OF THIS SITE AS CURRENT AND ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE, VSAC MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND ABOUT THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, PROCESSES OR OTHER CONTENT HEREIN. BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, COMMON LAW, STATUTORY, REGULATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS WEB SITE, (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY FAILURE OF DELIVERY, INCOMPLETE COMMUNICATION, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT.
  9. Choice of Law and Venue
    The Terms of Use shall be governed solely and exclusively by the law of the State of Vermont, excluding its conflicts of laws principles. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this web site or the Terms of Use shall be filed exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Chittenden County, Vermont, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
  10. General
    The failure of VSAC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. You agree that, regardless of any statute, regulation, or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this web site or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.