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Terms & Conditions

Overview

EscoffierScholarship.org (the “Site”) is operated by Auguste Escoffier Educational Fund, Inc. Throughout the Site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Auguste Escoffier Educational Fund, Inc. We offer this Site, including all information, tools, and services available from this Site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies, and notices stated here.

By visiting our Site and / or making a donation to us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms & Conditions”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms & Conditions apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, students, customers, donors, and / or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully before accessing or using our Site. By accessing or using any part of the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Site or use any services. When these Terms & Conditions are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms & Conditions.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current site and / or online store shall also be subject to the Terms & Conditions. You can review the most current version of the Terms & Conditions at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change, or replace any part of these Terms & Conditions by posting updates and / or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Site following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Our online store is hosted on WooCommerce. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

By agreeing to these Terms & Conditions, you represent that you are at least the age of 13, and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this Site.

Donations to Auguste Escoffier Educational Fund, Inc.

Our Site allows you to donate to The Escoffier Scholarship Foundation. Donations can be made by debit card and credit card by following the instructions on the Site.

By using the Site to donate you indicate your agreement to these Terms & Conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, you should not use the Site to donate.

Any donation which you make using the website will be made to The Escoffier Scholarship Foundation, a registered non-profit. Donations made through the Site will be used at our discretion but within our stated charitable objectives. The Escoffier Scholarship Foundation is not responsible for any dissatisfaction you may have about how it uses any donation which you make through the Site.

Once a donation is made using the Site, the transaction is final and cannot be disputed or reversed unless it was made fraudulently. If you become aware of any fraudulent use of your debit card or credit card account, you should report this to your card operator in accordance with their reporting rules.

When you donate, it may be necessary for us to verify your identity or the details which you have given to us. You agree that you will provide such information or documents as we may reasonably request from time to time to enable us to do this.

Online Store Terms

In our online store, you may make purchases of certain products that we advertise on our site.

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

General Conditions

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the Site through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.

The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

Accuracy, Completeness And Timeliness Of Information

We are not responsible if information made available on this Site is not accurate, complete, or current. The material on this Site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete, or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our Site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our Site.

Accuracy Of Billing And Account Information

We reserve the right to refuse any donation you place with us. You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all donations made at our online store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

Personal Information

We reserve the right to refuse any donation you place with us. You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all donations made at our online store. You agree to promptly uYour use of this Site, including the submission of personal information through the store and/or donation process, is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Errors, Inaccuracies And Omissions

We reserve the right to refuse any donation you place with us. You agree to provide current, complete, and

Occasionally there may be information on our Site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to donation descriptions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information, or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend, or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. 

Prohibited Uses

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms & Conditions, you are prohibited from using the Site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Disclaimer Of Warranties; Limitation Of Liability

We do not guarantee, represent, or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the Service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and all products and services delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall Auguste Escoffier Educational Fund, Inc., our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers, or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Auguste Escoffier Educational Fund, Inc. and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms & Conditions or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms & Conditions, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

Termination

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms & Conditions are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms & Conditions at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our Site.

If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms & Conditions, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

Entire Agreement

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms & Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms & Conditions and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this Site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications, and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms & Conditions).

Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms & Conditions shall not be construed against the drafting party.

Governing Law

If you use our Site from locations outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois.

To the extent that you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Auguste Escoffier Educational Fund, Inc. and/or its affiliates’ intellectual property rights, we and/or our affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Illinois, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:

If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Schaumburg, IL. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Schaumburg, IL, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

Changes To Terms & Conditions

You can review the most current version of the Terms & Conditions at any time at this page.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change, or replace any part of these Terms & Conditions by posting updates and changes to our Site. It is your responsibility to check our Site periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our Site or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms & Conditions constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Contact Information

Questions about the Terms & Conditions should be sent to us at scholarship@escoffier.edu. You may also contact us at:

Auguste Escoffier Educational Fund, Inc.
150 N. Martingale Rd., Ste. 300
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(754) 227-1942

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