ReasonU Students

Welcome to Online Christian Courses, LLC, dba ReasonU. Please read these Terms of Service (“TOS”) and the ReasonU Privacy Policy, and Refund Policy prior to registering for ReasonU.org or using any portion of the ReasonU website (the “Site,” which consists of all content and pages located within the ReasonU.com web domain), including accessing any course material, chat rooms, or other electronic services. These TOS, the Privacy Policy, and the Refund Policy are agreements (the “Agreements”) between you and ReasonU. By using the Site, you accept and agree to be legally bound by the Agreements, whether or not you are a registered user. If you do not understand or do not wish to be bound by the terms of the Agreements, you should not use the Site.

ReasonU reserves the right to modify these TOS, the Privacy Policy, and the Refund Policy at any time without advance notice. Any changes to these TOS, the Privacy Policy, and the Refund Policy will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the Site after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified TOS, the Privacy Policy, and the Refund Policy and all of the changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these TOS, the Privacy Policy, and the Refund Policy.

Terms of Service and Refund Policy
Dated: 20 November 2017

  1. Use of Site

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Site and for your User Postings. “User Postings” include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on the Site by you or other users of the Site, including but not limited to all forum posts, questions, comments, videos and file uploads. ReasonU provides various materials, information, quizzes, tests, questions, videos and file uploads, articles, news and other information on this and related sites and in courses offered through this site (the “Materials”). Unless otherwise expressly stated on the Site, the materials provided with the courses offered on this Site are for your personal use in connection with those courses only. Users will make no modifications to the Materials and will retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials on any copies of the Materials. Users may not modify the Materials at this Site in any way or reproduce, share or distribute them. Users will keep all Materials confidential, and will not sell, auction, loan, rent, give away, describe, summarize, or otherwise reveal the Materials or their contents, to any other person or entity. Any breach of these Terms of Service automatically terminates your authorized use of the Site.

As a condition of your use of the ReasonU services, you will not use the Site in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair ReasonU, it’s customers or any related site or to interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.

  1. User Postings Representations and Warranties

As a User you warrant that the Site and Materials are being used solely for the purpose intended by the course creator.

By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you affirm, represent and warrant that neither your submission of your User Postings nor the exercise of the licenses granted below will infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You, and not ReasonU, are solely responsible for your User Postings and the consequences of posting or publishing them.

The following types of User Postings are strictly prohibited on this site:

  • Content that harasses or threatens others;
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  • Content that infringes another’s intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
  • Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.

License Grant to ReasonU.

By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to ReasonU a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sub licensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to host, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute, re-distribute, relicense and otherwise use, make available and exploit your User Postings, in whole or in part, in any form and in any media formats and through any media channels (now known or hereafter developed).

License Grant to ReasonU Users.

By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access and use your User Postings in connection with their use of the Site for their own personal purposes.

User Postings Disclaimer.

ReasonU reserves the right to review User Postings and to exercise its sole discretion to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any User Posting at any time and for any reason, or to allow the ReasonU Participants to do so. Without limiting the foregoing, upon receiving notice from a user or a content owner that a User Posting allegedly does not conform to these TOS, ReasonU may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the User Posting, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice.

  1. Trademark and Copyright

ReasonU, and certain other brands, trademarks, and service marks are marks of ReasonU and its affiliates. The Materials on this Site are copyrighted, and any unauthorized use of any Materials on this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

  1. Hyperlinks

Links to external websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. ReasonU has not reviewed all of these external websites, does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. If you decide to access any of the external websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

  1. No Warranty

The Materials provided at this site are provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. ReasonU further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the Materials at this Site. ReasonU may make changes to the Materials at this Site, or to the services and prices described in them, at any time without notice. The Materials at this Site may be out of date, and ReasonU makes no commitment to update the Materials at this Site.

  1. Limitation of Liability

In no event will ReasonU, its suppliers, or other third parties mentioned at this Site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lower test scores, interruption of services or inaccurate information) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of the use of this Site, any websites linked to this Site, or the Materials or information contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the Materials or information from this Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof.

  1. Applicable Law

The Terms of Service are governed by the laws of the United States of America. Failure to enforce strict performance of the Terms of Service of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. ReasonU may assign its rights and duties under the Terms of Service without notice to any party at any time.

  1. Minors

If you are below the age of 18, you may use our website only with the permission and active involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor, please do not provide us or other website visitors with any personal information. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at support@ReasonU.org.

  1. Refund Policy and Violations

When a student is placed on the class roster, income is committed to that teacher and the student is assured a spot in the class. Since most classes are limited in size your registration may prevent other students from registering for that class. We do realize that circumstances may arise which would prohibit you from taking a class for which you are registered. In that situation, this is our refund policy:

Dropping/withdrawing from a class BEFORE you begin the course:

For Basic/Self-paced courses: If you drop or withdraw from a class prior to beginning course work, you will be given a refund for the total course amount paid less 5% of any amount paid.
For all other courses: If you drop or withdraw from a class prior to the first day of the course, you will be given a refund for the total course amount paid less 5% of any amount paid.

These fees are imposed due to processing fees charged to us during your registration and payment procedure.

Dropping/withdrawing from a class AFTER the course begins

For Basic/Self-paced courses:
No refund is offered once the course material has been accessed.

For all other courses:
during the first 10% of the course period = total purchase amount minus 20%
during the next 11 – 25% of the course period = total purchase amount minus 40%
during the next 26 – 100% of the course period = no refund is offered

These fees are imposed due to processing fees charged to us during your registration and payment procedure. In addition, because we must work with the assumption that students enrolled in a course will complete the course, staff has been hired and course preparation, instruction and administration work has been completed by us in advance – including your student communication, assignments, teacher prep, notes, lessons, quiz creation, and many other duties performed for you.

Upgrade/Downgrade Policy:

If Upgrading — Upgrading to a higher level of the course you are currently enrolled in (if available) is an option during the first 25% of the course you are currently enrolled in, no withdrawal fees apply. The difference between the cost of the courses is due upon upgrade.
If Downgrading — Downgrading to a lower level of the course you are enrolled in (if available) is an option during the first 25% of the course you are currently enrolled in. The refunded amount will have the dropping/withdrawing fees outlined above deducted from the difference between the new course cost and the old course cost.

These fees are imposed due to processing fees charged to us during your registration and payment procedure and because we must work with the assumption that students enrolled in a course will complete the course, staff has been hired and course preparation, instruction and administration work has been completed by us in advance – including your student communication, assignments, teacher prep, notes, lessons, quiz creation, and many other duties performed for you.

VIOLATIONS

Violations will be determined at the sole discretion of ReasonU and ReasonU Member course providers. If you are found in violation of the Terms of Service, you may be subject to one or more of the following actions:

  • Receiving a zero or no credit for an assignment;
  • Having any certificate earned in the course withheld or revoked;
  • Being unenrolled from a course; or
  • Termination of your use of the Site.
  • Additional actions may be taken at the sole discretion of ReasonU and ReasonU Member course providers.

No refunds will be issued in the case of any corrective action for such violations.

  1. Effective Date and Updates

The Terms are effective as of November 20, 2017 and are subject to change without notice by ReasonU at any time. Please check for changes regularly. Your use of this Site after such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.

  1. What is the ReasonU Statement of Faith?

ReasonU is an evangelical, inter-denominational Christian ministry. We seek to present evidence that the Bible is true. We do not require others in the body of Christ with whom we partner to hold certain positions on many of the doctrinal or theological debates that take place within the church. While we do believe that these issues are significant, our primary concerns are with the effects that false ideologies are having on the world and the body of believers (particularly our young people).

As a statement of faith, ReasonU agrees with and holds to The Apostle’s Creed:

[We] believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

[We] believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

[We] believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy [universal] church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN.