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General Terms and Conditions of Service

Introduction
These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website. By using this website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.
This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.'s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.'s privacy policy and ad and cookies policy.
License to use website
Unless otherwise stated, Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.
You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or other content intended for download from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
• republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
• sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
• show any material from the website in public;
• reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
• edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
• redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.
Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organization.
Acceptable use
You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s express written consent.
You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s express written consent.
Restricted access
Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. reserves the right to restrict access to any areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s discretion.
If Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. may disable your user ID and password in Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.
User content
In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.
You grant to Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s servers, or hosted or published upon this website.
Notwithstanding Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.
No warranties
This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. does not warrant that:
l this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
l the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.
Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any architectural, engineering, interior design, construction, legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.
Limitations of liability
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:
l failure to report course completions to crediting organizations;
l loss of any credential or license of any type;
l incorrect information delivered to the user in any format by any delivery method;
l to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
l for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
l for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.
These limitations of liability apply even if Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. has been expressly advised of the potential loss.
Exceptions
Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s liability in respect of any:
l death or personal injury caused by Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s negligence;
l fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.; or
l matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.
Reasonableness
By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.
Other parties
You accept that, as a limited liability entity, Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.
Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s officers, employees, agents, parent company, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as Ron Blank and Associates, Inc..
Unenforceable provisions
If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.
Indemnity
You hereby indemnify Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. and undertake to keep Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.
Breaches of these terms and conditions
Without prejudice to Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. may take such action as Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.
Variation
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
Assignment
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.
You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
Severability
If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
Entire agreement
These terms and conditions, together with ad and cookie policy, privacy policy, sales policy, credit delivery policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
Law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with laws of the State of Texas, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of The State of Texas.


Ad and Cookie Policy

We use tracking technologies.
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates, collect information about users over time and across different websites, mobile applications, and other services. We also authorize third parties to collect information this way. To do this, we use several common tracking tools. Our vendors and other third parties may also use these tools. These may include browser cookies. We may also use web beacons, flash cookies, and similar technologies.
We use tracking technologies for a variety of reasons
We use tracking tools on our websites and mobile applications. Cookies are common on our websites and are small files that download when you access certain websites. We use a variety of tracking tools, including (but not limited to) cookies:
• To recognize new or past customers.
• To store your password if you are registered to our site.
• To improve our website.
• To serve you with interest-based or targeted advertising (see below for more on interest-based advertising).
• To observe your behaviors and browsing activities over time across multiple websites or other platforms.
• To better understand the interests of our customers and our website visitors.
Our Do Not Track Policy
Some websites or web browsers offer "do not track" features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to any type of ‘Do Not Track’ request.
Ads
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. may offer advertised products. These ads might be served on websites or on apps. They might also be served in emails or downloadable content. We might serve these ads, or third parties may serve ads. They might be about our products or other companies' products. By using websites offered by Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. you agree that we may use your information for advertising purposes.


Course Credit Delivery Policy

Scope
These terms and conditions govern all third-party certification credits of any type at this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.
Continued use constitutes acceptance of this agreement as well as all other terms and conditions found on our website.
Third-Party Organizations
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. does not provide your course credits. All course credits are provided by third party organizations. By using our website you acknowledge your understanding that all credits offered by our website are provided by third party organizations. While our courses are approved for credit from listed organizations, the third party organization retains final control of deliverability of credits, and applying those credits to users and systems under their control. Our course credit offerings are not guaranteed whatsoever. Regardless of any listed credit, the actual earned credits will be applied based on approvals of third-party organizations. These organizations may change their requirements at any time, without notice. If you take any course which generates a credit, this course and credit will also be subject to the terms and conditions of any third party organization which issues these credits.
Listing of Applicable Credits
All courses on the website list any third party credits which apply to that course or quiz. We do not guarantee this list to be accurate or complete. Credits applied to individual courses may change at any time without notice.
Credit Requirements
We do not guarantee that any credit issues by our website or any third party provider will actually satisfy the requirements set forth by any organization which it applies to. It is ultimately the end-user’s responsibility to ensure that the courses and credits you take provide the credit necessary for your purposes
Licensing Requirements
All requirements related to licenses of any type are the responsibility of the end user to satisfy. We do not guarantee that courses you take will satisfy the requirements of any license you hold. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all requirements for any licenses you hold. If you do not complete your requirements in time your licenses may be suspended, and this is not within our control. If you feel that you must report course credit faster than our normal process, you may use your completion certificate to self-report the credit to applicable agencies.
Delivery of Completion Credit and Credit Reporting
We do not guarantee that your valid completed course credit will be accurately reported to the applicable agency. There is no guarantee that this service will be provided correctly, or at all. We reserve the right to cancel this service at any time without notice.
You must report credits to any state organizations as necessary. We do not report credits to any state organization of any type. Ron Blank and Associates does not guarantee acceptance of course credits by any licensing board. Contact your licensing board to verify that Ron Blank and Associates courses meet criteria to fulfilling your continuing education requirement.
Any course completion credit is offered in the form of a completion certificate. Course completions will also be listed in your account transcript. You will only receive completion credit by scoring 80% or higher on the quiz related to that course.
Webinar completion credit will be provided if the customer attends a minimum of 50 minutes of the online presentation. Attendance of less than 50 minutes will not generate a completion credit. If you experience connectivity issues during a webinar which cause you to not receive this credit, please call Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. for assistance.
Credit Delivery Related to Setting Up Your Ron Blank and Associates Website Account
You must add your accredited member ID (AIA, GBCI, IDCEC, etc.) to your Ron Blank and Associates account profile in order for us to report credits to your respective organizations on your behalf PRIOR to course completion. If you fail to provide these numbers prior to taking your courses, your credits WILL NOT be reported. Credits completed previous to adding your member ID WILL NOT be reported.
Credit Delivery Time Frames
Credits are reported to AIA, GBCI, and other organizations within 10 business days. Some organizations require the user to self-report these credits, in which case we will not report those credits.
Please allow up to one week after the 10 day reporting period has expired for these credits to appear on your transcript from the issuing organization.
Third-Party Presentations
A representative will contact you regarding schedule of a specific Lunch and Learn in your office within 3 business days. If you do not receive a response to a request within 3 days, please contact schedule@infospecinc.com for assistance. Please note that some Lunch and Learn presentations are not available in all areas.

Course Credit Delivery Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the sites and apps where it appears.
This Privacy Policy describes how Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. treats personal information collected through the websites and applications where it appears (sometimes referred to collectively as our “website”) and how Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. treats personal information transferred.
Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. is an online education provider for Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, and General Contractors.
Your consent
Please review this Policy before using this website or mobile app. By using this website, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as set forth in this Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by this Policy, you may not access or use this service.
We collect information from and about you. We collect contact information.
For example, we might collect your name and email address. We may also collect your phone number or mailing address.
We collect demographic information.
We may collect information such as your gender, age and language preferences.
We collect payment information.
For example, we may collect your credit card number if you make a purchase online.
We collect business information.
For example, we collect contact and other relevant information about your business.
We collect information you submit or post.
For example, we collect feedback about our services that you submit to us. We also collect information if you apply for a job.
We collect other information.
If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you’re using. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We may collect your precise, real-time location using GPS, cell phone towers, Wi-Fi signals, and/or beacon technology (including Apple’s iBeacon), and/or future technologies. We might look at how often you use an app and where you downloaded it. We collect this information using the tracking tools described below and in compliance with applicable local law. To control those tools, please read the choices section below.
We collect information in different ways.
We collect information that you give to us.
For example, if you make a purchase online, or enroll in one of our Lunch and Learn or Webinar programs. We also collect information if you contact us or participate in a promotion.
We collect information about you automatically.
Where permitted by law we use tracking tools such as browser cookies and web beacons to collect information from you. We collect information about users over time when you use this website.
We may have third parties collect personal information this way.
For example, if you sign up for a webinar, GoToWebinar collects and provides some of your personal information to us. We also collect information from our mobile apps.
We get information about you from third parties.
Where permitted by law, we may share information among entities within the Group or we may get from other third parties with whom we do business. We may get information from persons acting on your behalf, for example if someone other than you uses your Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. account for any purpose. We may also get information from social media platforms and advertising and analytics providers.
We combine information.
For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online, to the extent covered by the transactional purpose or your consent. Or we may combine information we get from a third party with information we already have.
We use information as disclosed and described here, subject to any consent required by applicable law.
We use information to respond to your requests or questions.
For example, we will use your information to provide the services you request, such as to fulfill a request for a live presentation, and to send you a confirmation email, a reminder email, or to ask you to participate in a customer survey. Where legally permitted, we may use your personal data to personalize your experience with us.
We use information to improve our websites and services.
We may use your information to make our website, services and live presentations better. We might use your information to customize your experience with us. Where legally permitted, we may combine information we get from you with information about you we get from third parties.
We use information to administer our site and for internal operations.
We use information for security purposes.
Where legally permitted, we may use your information to protect our company, our customers, and our websites.
We use information for marketing purposes.
For example, we might send you information about new services and special offers. We might also use your information to serve you ads about our products, programs and special offers. We might tell you about new features or updates. These might be third-party offers or products we think you might find interesting. If you register with us, we’ll send you our promotional emails. We obtain consents as required by law before marketing to you. We may also use push notifications on our mobile apps.
We use information to communicate with you about your account or our relationship.
We may contact you about your account or for feedback. We might also contact you about this Privacy Policy or our General Terms and Conditions, or any other policy which applies to your Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. account.
We use information as otherwise disclosed or permitted by law.
We may share information with third parties.
We will share information within the Group where legally permitted.
We will share information with companies owned or affiliated with Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. and Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.
We will share your information with data processors that perform services on our behalf.
For example, we share information with vendors who send emails and other communications for us. We also share information with companies that help us operate our sites or run promotions and advertisers and advertising networks that assist us in marketing and advertising our products and services. Some vendors may be located in a country other than where you live. We may also share information with analytics and search engine providers who act on our behalf.
We may share information with our business partners where legally permitted.
For example, we might share information with third parties who co-sponsor a promotion. Some of these partners may send you information about product or services by mail or email where legally permitted or based on your prior consent.
We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves, our customers or others.
For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena, or in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may share information in order to enforce our General Terms and Conditions or any other agreements, and to protect the rights of others. We might share if we are investigating potential fraud. This might include fraud we think has happened at any time.
We may share information with a successor to all or part of our business.
For example, if part of our business or assets are sold, we may disclose user information as part of that transaction. You have certain choices about sharing and marketing practices.
You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails.
To stop receiving our promotional emails, you can follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will send you transactional messages. These include responses to your questions.
You can control cookies and tracking tools.
To learn how we – and our vendors – use cookies and other tracking tools, please read our Ad and Cookie Policy.
You can control tools on your mobile devices.
For example, you can turn off the location services or push notifications on your phone. Choices you make are device specific.
Non-US Residents.
We do not offer our services to customers outside the United States of America, or customers governed by laws other than the United States of America. As such, we are not subject to non-US privacy laws. We make no claims or guarantees to non-US residents regarding your privacy. If privacy protections apply to you from non-US based law, you are hereby notified to refrain from using Ron Blank and Associates, Inc.’s website or any other product in any capacity.
Your California privacy rights.
If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an email at info@ronblank.com or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your letter that you are a California resident making a "Shine the Light" inquiry.
Our sites and children.
Our sites and apps where this Privacy Policy is found are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 18 has given us information, you can contact us at info@ronblank.com, or write to us at the address listed as the end of this Privacy Policy. Please mark your inquiries "COPPA Information Request." Parents in the United States, you can learn more about how to protect children's privacy on-line at www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0031-protecting-your-childs-privacy-online.
We use standard security measures.
The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our sites and apps will be completely safe. Any transmission of your data to our site is at your own risk. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords. We keep personal information as long as it is necessary or relevant for the practices described in this Privacy Policy. We also keep information as otherwise required by law.
We store information both in and outside of the U.S.
Information we collect from you may be transferred to, or stored at, a destination in the United States or another destination outside of United States. It may be processed by staff operating in these locations who work for us or one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your information to the United States. U.S. laws may not afford the same level or protection as those in your country.
We may link to other sites we don't control.
If you click on a link to a third party site, you will be taken to a website we do not control. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website. Read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third party sites or their policies.
Feel free to contact us if you have more questions.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you want to correct, update, reasonably access or delete your information with us, please email us at: info@ronblank.com.

Sales Policy

Scope
These terms and conditions govern all purchases made at this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.
Continued use constitutes acceptance of this agreement as well as all other terms and conditions found on our website.

Refunds and Store Credits

Refunds will only be offered under specific circumstances at the sole discretion of Ron Blank and Associates, Inc. All purchases are considered final and non-refundable, however we may choose to refund your purchase for the following conditions:
Any Non-Specified Items Sold from Our Website - If the item you purchased has NOT been used or viewed.
(For example, if you purchase a course and view the course material without taking the quiz the item is considered used or viewed, and no refund will be provided.)
• Refund within 5 calendar days of purchase.
• No refund will be provided for any reason after 5 days from the purchase.
• Credit for another course within 60 calendar days of purchase. No refund provided.
• The item you purchased has been removed from the website, and you have not received course completion credit (if applicable) for the item in question. Store credit will be provided. No refund will be provided.
Live Presentations Sold from Our Website (Webinars, Face to Face, Lunch & Learn).
(For example, if you purchase a webinar and only attend for 30 minutes you will not receive completion credit for the webinar because minimum attendance time is 50 minutes.)
• Refund within 5 calendar days of original purchase if the event has not yet passed.
• We may or may not provide refunds or store credit at our discretion. This will be judged on a case-by-case basis.
• No refund will be provided for any reason after 5 days from the purchase.
• Credit for another course within 60 calendar days of purchase.
Items Which Have Been Used or Viewed
• No refund will be provided for any reason.
• Store credit within 60 calendar days of purchase.
These conditions do not guarantee a refund for your purchase. We reserve the right to deny any refund for any reason.


Purchase Limitations
All purchases are valid for a duration of 1 year from the original date of purchase. After this time, you will lose access to any items you have purchased and not yet completed.
This limitation does not affect your transcripts. Your transcripts will continue to show items you have successfully completed regardless of any terms listed herein.
Transferability
Purchases may not be transferred to another party for any reason. Purchases are only valid for the account under which they were purchased.
Taking Purchased Courses and Quizzes
There is no limitation on the number of times you may take a course or quiz. If failed, you may continue to re-take the quiz until passed. You may continue to view course materials for the duration of your purchase.

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