WCC Site Terms & Conditions
White Coat Checklist Web Site User Agreement:
If you have any questions about this User Agreement, contact White Coat Checklist via firstname.lastname@example.org or via the online WCC Contact form. Use of the WCC site, including viewing publicly accessible site pages regardless of any membership account status, constitutes agreement to all terms and conditions reflected within this document; if you do not agree with all following terms of this User Agreement, you may not use the WCC web site or any other services provided by White Coat Checklist and its designated representatives. White Coat Checklist reserves the right to change any information on this Website, including but not limited to revising and/or deleting features or other information without prior notice. Clicking on certain links within this Website might take you to other websites for which White Coat Checklist assumes no responsibility of any kind for the content, availability or otherwise. The content presented at this Website may vary depending upon your browser and operating system limitations. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. The version of this agreement posted on the White Coat Checklist Terms & Conditions page will always reflect the current scope of the User Agreement.
White Coat Checklist recognizes the importance of protecting information we may collect from web site users. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from user traffic to our sites for internal purposes such as improving the quality of our resource offerings, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. Your browser may generate indicators of the type of computer/mobile device and operating system you are using which can be captured by Google Analytics and related web traffic analysis programs.
White Coat Checklist takes precautions to keep user information disclosed to us secure, and such information will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial purposes. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. White Coat Checklist uses Paypal for all financial transactions to protect transaction-related information. If you provide an email address or other personal information (excluding financial information) when you visit our site, White Coat Checklist may utilize such information to contact you in order to provide information about our resources and upcoming events.
Copyright & Disclosures:
White Coat Checklist helps pre-meds and other aspiring health care professionals help themselves, and ethics is a crucial part of that ongoing dialogue. All hosted content on www.whitecoatchecklist.com is owned by the owner, licensed by the owner, or protected according to existing fair use guidelines and is thereby protected under both U.S. and international copyright laws. The resources on our web site may be reproduced for a declared purpose by a single user only, with our prior written consent. You may not otherwise claim ownership of, modify, re-transmit, sell, or copy any of our content in any way. Personal factors beyond the control of White Coat Checklist such as grades, standardized test scores, depth and breadth of extracurricular health care experience, and individual aptitude for communication skills including writing and public speaking all impact a candidate’s success when applying; thus, we cannot guarantee any individual’s acceptance to medical school. All content exclusively developed for www.whitecoatchecklist.com solely reflects the perspectives, values, and opinions of White Coat Checklist and no other third party entity, organization or individual.
Invoicing and Payment Obligation:
White Coat Checklist’s Paypal interface automatically processes membership payments when facilitating access to our premium services and our firm is committed to prompt invoicing of clients for 1:1 Advising Services. White Coat Checklist may choose to honor requests for combined invoicing of contracted 1:1 Advising Services at our sole discretion. You may contact us at email@example.com or via the online WCC Contact form to dispute charges on your bill or any service(s) for which you were billed, but if you wish to preserve your right to bring an arbitration regarding such dispute, you must write to us at the email address above (also listed on your invoice) within 48 hours. If you do not notify us in writing of such a dispute within the 48-hour period, you will have waived your right to dispute the bill or such service(s) and to bring an arbitration or any other legal remedy regarding any such dispute. All invoices are due upon receipt of issue and all invoices more than 30 days past due will incur a 5% surcharge for each interval of 30 days exceeded.
Limitation of Liability:
In no event shall White Coat Checklist be liable to any web site visitor or user for indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, exemplary, lost profits, lost revenues, or special damages, arising from or relative to this service regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort, products liability, or otherwise, even if White Coat Checklist has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages. In no event shall White Coat Checklist’s total liability for damages under this Agreement exceed the total fees paid by any web site user to White Coat Checklist during the six (6) months prior to the event giving rise to the claim.
The User Agreement will be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard for its choice of law principles.
To the extent any provision of this Agreement or any Attachment is invalid or unenforceable, it will be ineffective without affecting the remaining provisions. No course of dealing or failure of a Party to enforce strictly any term or provision of this Agreement or to exercise any right, obligation, or option provided hereunder, will be deemed a waiver thereof.
Rules Governing Dispute Arbitration:
(1) The Federal Arbitration Act applies to this agreement. Any dispute between WCC and a site user arising out of this Agreement shall be resolved first by direct communication with one or more of WCC’s management team members. Should WCC and a site user be unable to resolve the dispute by communication, either WCC or Author may submit any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, to final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association nearest the place of WCC’s headquarters and pursuant to Connecticut law. The arbitrator, as selected by WCC in its sole discretion, shall fully implement the intent and purposes of this Agreement and indemnify the non-breaching party for and hold them harmless from all losses, costs, and expenses (including costs of arbitration and reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from any breach or from defending against any allegations of a breach determined to be unfounded. The rights and obligations herein will bind the parties, their legal representatives, successors, heirs and assigns.
(2) Unless a web site user requesting arbitration and White Coat Checklist (hereafter referred to as ‘the parties’) agree otherwise, the arbitration will take place within the State of Connecticut at a venue to be designated by White Coat Checklist. For claims of $10,000 or less, the web site user in question can choose for the arbitration to be carried out based only on documents submitted to the arbitrator, or by a hearing in person or by phone.
(3) This agreement does not allow class or collective arbitrations even if American Arbitration Association rules or procedures would permit. Not withstanding any other provision of this agreement, the arbitrator may award money or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. No class or representative or private attorney general theories of liability or prayers for relief may be maintained in any arbitration held under this agreement.
(4) If either party intends to seek arbitration under this agreement, the party seeking arbitration must first notify the other party of the dispute in writing at least 30 days in advance of initiating the arbitration. Notice to White Coat Checklist must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; the notice must describe the nature of the claim and the relief being sought. If the parties are unable to resolve our dispute within 30 days, either party may then proceed to file a claim for arbitration.
(5) An arbitration award and any judgment confirming it apply only to that specific case; such a finding cannot be used in any other case except to enforce the award itself.
(6) If for some reason the prohibition on class arbitrations set forth in Subsection (3) cannot be enforced, then the agreement to arbitrate will not apply.
(7) If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than through arbitration, the parties agree that there will not be a jury trial. The parties unconditionally waive any right to trial by jury in any action, proceeding, or counterclaim arising out of or relating to this agreement in any way. In the event of litigation, this paragraph may be filed to show a written consent to a trial by the court.