Terms of Use

 

Thank you for visiting adhischools.com. The "ADHI Schools’ websites" include all websites owned and operated by ADHI Schools, LLC.  ADHI Schools, LLC  is a real estate education company that prepares students to take the real estate examination in California. By using the ADHI Schools websites you are agreeing to the terms, conditions and notices below ("Terms of Use"). If you do not agree with any part of the Terms of Use, do not use our websites. ADHI Schools reserves the right append or otherwise modify these Terms of Use at any time, so please revisit this page periodically to check for modifications. Your continued use of this site following the posting of any changes will constitute your acceptance of the changes.  These Terms of Service are effective as of February 14, 2017.

 

Acceptance


Your use of any of our ADHI Schools websites constitutes acceptance of this Agreement. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of this Agreement and lack of signing or other form of electronic execution by the parties hereto. You agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any additional terms, conditions, rules or procedures imposed by ADHI Schools or by third party content providers in connection with third party content, software or services available on, through or in connection with ADHI Schools.


Student representations


You certify that you are enrolling in our courses for the purpose of obtaining a California real estate license and not for any other purpose.

You certify that you are not an employee or agent of any other real estate education company or test preparation company.

You agree that your enrollment in this course cannot be shared with any other person or persons in whole or in part.

You agree that you will not copy or cause to be copied or reproduced in any manner, electronic or otherwise, any of the Materials, any notes based on these materials.

You agree that any attempt, through any medium, to sell, loan, rent, give away, distribute, or copy any of the Materials will constitute a breach of  this agreement.

You agree that you will not use any device to record the instructor during lecture.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties

ADHI Schools does not guarantee that the information provided on the Websites will be accurate or updated. We do not guarantee that we will continue to provide the Websites, that the Websites will be available at any particular time or from any particular place, or that they will continue to function in the manner that they currently function. The Websites are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Neither ADHI Schools, its affiliates, nor any third-party content providers or licensors makes any warranty whatsoever, including without limitation: that the operation of the websites will be uninterrupted or error-free; that defects will be corrected; that this site, including the server that makes it available, is free of viruses or other harmful components; as to the results that may be obtained from use of the materials on the site; or as to the accuracy, reliability, availability, suitability, quality or operation of any information, software or service provided on or accessible from the site.

The user will be solely responsible for, and assumes the entire cost of, all necessary servicing, repair, or correction in the event of any damage or loss due to content, downloads or any other material or information the user obtains from the websites. Your use of the websites is at your sole risk.


Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances and in no event shall ADHI Schools, its affiliates, information providers, or content partners, or their respective employees, representatives, agents or licensors be liable, regardless of the cause or duration, for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or other defects in, or untimeliness or absence of authenticity of, the information contained within the website, or for any claims or losses arising therefrom or occasioned thereby. Under no circumstances and in no event shall ADHI Schools be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages arising out of or relating to this agreement and/or use of or inability to use the websites, or the claims of third parties, including users, however caused, under any legal theory (whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise), even if ADHI Schools has been advised of (or if any ADHI Schools employee or agent is aware of or should have been aware of) the possibility of such damages. In addition, under no circumstances and in no event will the aggregate liability of ADHI Schools, arising out of or relating to this agreement and/or relating to use of, or inability to use, the ADHI Schools websites, under any legal theory, exceed the amount paid by the user, if an, to access the ADHI Schools websites.


Indemnification

User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless, and at ADHI Schools’ request, defend ADHI Schools and their respective affiliates, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, penalties, settlements, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees and costs - hereinafter referred to as "Losses") insofar as such Losses (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of, are based on, or relate to: (i) your use of the ADHI Schools website; or (ii) any misrepresentation of any information, representation or warranty, or breach of this Terms of Use or any other covenant or agreement.

If any third party brings a claim, lawsuit or other proceeding(s) against ADHI Schools based on User's conduct or use of the ADHI Schools website or services, student agrees to compensate ADHI Schools for any and all Losses in connection with any such claim, lawsuit or proceeding.

 

Copyright and Trademark Protection

Copyright of the ADHI Schools Websites and all materials included in them are owned by or ADHI Schools, LLC and all rights are reserved. You must abide by all copyright notices and restrictions contained on the ADHI Schools Websites. You may not copy, distribute, enter into a database, display, perform, create derivative works of, transmit, or otherwise use any materials from ADHI Schools websites (including computer programs or other code) except as otherwise expressly permitted under applicable law or as described in these Terms of Use.

You may not screen shot, record or download in any way data from our website.

All materials in this site are the property of ADHI Schools, LLC, save for some of the quiz questions and final exams that are licensed from Dearborn Real Estate Education and are protected by national and international copyright and trademark laws.


Downloading Materials

You may not engage in systematic retrieval of data or other content from this site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without express written permission from ADHI Schools.   You may not mirror on your own site the homepage or results pages of this site. Use of the content and materials on this site for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is prohibited.


Your Communications

You may not post information or materials to this site that violate the rights of any third party or contain a virus or other harmful component. You may not use language or engage in any activity that is threatening, abusive, vulgar, discourteous or unlawful.  ADHI Schools, LLC reserves the right to remove or edit messages or material submitted by users. You may not use this site for sale, trade or other commercial purposes.


Links To Third Party Websites

ADHI Schools provides links to third party websites for your convenience and use. Because ADHI Schools has no control or dominion over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that ADHI Schools is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and does not endorse, nor is responsible or liable for, any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. ADHI Schools will 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.

 

Independent Investigation

ADHI Schools reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of the terms and conditions of this Agreement whenever ADHI Schools becomes aware of possible violations. Such an investigation may include gathering information from User and the complaining party and reviewing materials on ADHI Schools' servers. During an investigation ADHI Schools may remove any and all disputed material from ADHI Schools' servers.


Governing Law

The formation, construction and interpretation of this Agreement shall in all respects be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of California, as such law applies to agreements between California residents entered into and wholly performed within California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. This Agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Conventions of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is hereby expressly excluded from any interpretation of this Agreement. By using this site, you hereby consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal Court of the State of California, U.S.A. It is hereby agreed that any action at law or inequity arising under this Agreement and/or your use of the ADHI Schools website, shall be finally adjudicated or determined in San Bernardino County, California and the parties hereto hereby submit generally and unconditionally to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts with respect to any such matter and consent to service of process by any means authorized by California law.


Amendments

ADHI Schools reserves the right to automatically amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms and conditions to this "Terms of Use" section of the adhischools.com website. Such amendments will be effective when posted.


Acts of God

ADHI Schools shall be excused from its obligations for any period to the extent that ADHI Schools is prevented from performing, in whole or in part, its obligations under this Agreement, as a result of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), Internet failure, equipment failure, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, foreign or domestic court order, third party non-performance (including the acts or omissions of any suppliers, agents, or subcontractors) or any other cause beyond ADHI Schools' reasonable control affecting production or delivery in any manner, including failure or fluctuations in electrical power, heat, light, air conditioning or telecommunications equipment or lines or other equipment, whether electronic or otherwise.


Waiver

ADHI Schools' failure to enforce strict performance of any provision of this Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of ADHI Schools' right to subsequently enforce such a provision or any other provision of this Agreement, nor will any delay or omission on the part of ADHI Schools to exercise or take advantage of any right or remedy that ADHI Schools has or may have hereunder, operate as a waiver of any right or remedy.


Severability

In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portion hereof shall remain in full force and effect and such a provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible so as to effect the intent of the parties and shall be reformed to the extent necessary to make such provisions valid and enforceable.


Headings

The division of this Agreement into sections and the use of headings are for convenience of reference only and shall not modify or affect the interpretation or construction of this Agreement or any provision hereof.


Merger Clause

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and ADHI Schools concerning the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous representations, proposals, conditions, communications and agreements, whether oral or written, between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and all past courses of dealing or industry custom. The subject matter herein may not be modified except by ADHI Schools.


General Information Page

This is a legally binding instrument between ADHI Schools, LLC sometimes referred to in this document as the firm or the school or we and the above named party, hereafter referred to as the student or you. This is intended to have a binding effect, please read slowly and carefully. This document will confirm that you are enrolling in the above mentioned class offered by ADHI Schools, LLC. You understand that your enrollment in this course does not provide you with any classroom instruction. To complete this course, you will be required to spend a minimum of eighteen (18) days with the material and complete a 100 question, multiple choice, open-book final examination. The Department of Real Estate has approved this course as a correspondence course.

 

Optional live lecture supplementation

 

If you are signing up for a class that has live lecture supplementation time, you are welcome to come to any of those optional review sessions. These sessions are designed so that you can ask any questions to our instructors and review key course material. These lectures are optional and are not a requirement to obtaining your course certificate.

 

Information regarding the 100 question final exam

 

During our 100 question multiple choice examination, you may refer to the instructional material supplied to you through the course. A passing score on this exam is 60 percent or better. You will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete this examination. Final examinations are either administered at one of our school locations during class time or by designated proctor. If the student decides to take the examination in the firms environment, the student should know that they are administered every class session by an employee of the school in an area separate from the classroom. Currently, Department of Real Estate guidelines dictate that you must wait a minimum of eighteen (18) days from the date of receipt of materials before taking the final exam. Upon passing the final exam you will receive a certificate of completion issued by the school. If you pass this examination the transcript of completion will be mailed to the student within 72 hours of grading. Reading the provided text will obviously prove useful in completing this examination, so make use of the textbook that is provided to you!

 

If you decide to take the 100 question examination through our online system you are also welcome to do so. If you are going to take it online you will not be able to cut, copy, or print during the examination. The system will score your examination for you and store your certificate in your profile assuming you have passed.

 

In the event the student fails the final exam, the student may retake the test until they pass for no additional cost. However, in the event of a failed examination the student must wait another eighteen (18) days from the date they last took the examination before they are allowed to retest. The objective here is to learn and retain as much about the subject matter as possible.

 

No legal advice given

 

Throughout this course you will learn about various aspects of real estate. It is the intention of the course and the firm to provide each student with up-to-date, timely and accurate information. However, the firm is not a legal one and our instructors are not attorneys. As such, none of the information disseminated should be relied upon as legal advice of any kind. Please consult your tax and legal advisors if you desire tax or legal advice. Also note that the Department of Real Estate has a website www.dre.ca.gov and on this site there is a form you may download to evaluate the course as a whole.

 

Cost of the course and what it includes

 

The cost of the course is as outlined and shipping charges are calculated per FedEx. Your enrollment is valid for a two year time period. Your fee includes the text book, the administration of the final exam, the grading of that final exam, fifteen (15) ungraded chapter quizzes, and the issuance of your course certificate, provided the course is completed within our two (2) year time frame. You are advised that the possession of a certificate of completion from this class alone does not allow you to act as a real estate salesperson.

 

Refund and cancellation policy

 

The student shall be entitled seven (7) calendar days from the date of enrollment to request a refund. If a refund is requested, the school will refund all monies received with the exception of a $25.00 processing fee. The textbook must also be returned to the school in unused condition. Return shipping is the responsibility of the student. If the school determines that unusual wear and tear has occurred with the textbook, or the text has been written in, the school will (in addition to the $25.00 processing fee) retain $39.95 for the textbook. All refunds will be mailed to the student within ten (10) days of receiving the request. No refunds will be issued after the seven (7) calendar days have lapsed. In lieu of a refund, the student may transfer the enrollment to another party within thirty (30) days of the date of enrollment. In the event of transfer, the transferee must sign a new enrollment agreement and you must sign a form indicating that you wish to transfer this enrollment. Once thirty (30) days have passed, no refunds or transfers will be allowed. All refunds will be made by business check to the student named above, regardless of who wrote the check or method of payment.

 

All refund requests must be made in writing to the above address and be postmarked no later than seven (7) days from the date of enrollment.

 

Course approval from the Department of Real Estate

 

The course is approved by the California Department of Real Estate.

 

Errors or omissions in the textbook

 

ADHI Schools believes that the materials are published in good faith. ADHI Schools is not responsible and will accept no responsibility for errata in any of the textbooks, review materials or study aids provided or sold to the student.

 

My signature below confirms that I have been given a reasonable amount of time to make a decision as to my enrollment in the course and all my questions regarding the course have been answered. I have read and understand all of the above including the refund and cancellation policy of the school. If paying by credit card, the school is authorized to charge the card the amount indicated below and I agree to abide by the terms of my card holder agreement.

 

Private providers of pre-license statutory real estate courses must obtain course approval from the Department of Real Estate (DRE). As part of the approval process, the DRE reviews the course materials only. The DRE does not qualify the school or course provider. In addition, there is no regulatory oversight of private pre-license course providers who offer courses or programs costing $500 or less. For courses or programs over $500, qualification by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education is required, in addition to DRE course approval. As a result, if a course provider offering a course costing $500 or less fails to deliver the educational course/program as represented, a student’s monetary remedy is to seek redress in Small Claims Court. Students are cautioned to fully understand the education course/program offered by the provider before enrolling or registering. A list of pre-license statutory courses approved by the DRE can be found on the DRE Web site at www.dre.ca.gov under DRE Records.