At Bestman Academy, our mission centers largely on ensuring that current and prospective international scholars are self-sufficient by empowering them with the right information so that they can focus solely on scholarship without the distractions that may come from maintaining and changing “status” in the USA. We enable anyone anywhere to access the educational content on this platform, however, our content is focused on those who are within the USA or those interested in coming to the USA for educational training. We consider that our offerings and services will be mutually beneficial to the foreign scholars and in advancing the salient interests of the United States. We need rules to keep our platform and services safe for you, us, and our student community. These Terms apply to all your activities on the Bestman Academy website, and other related services.
Table of Contents
2. Content Enrollment and Duration of Access
3. Payments, Credits, and Refunds
4. Content and Behavior Rules
5. Bestman Academy’s Rights to Content You Post
6. Using Bestman Academy at Your Own Risk
7. Bestman Academy’s Rights
8. Subscription Terms
9. Miscellaneous Legal Terms
10. Dispute Resolution
11. Updating These Terms
12. How to Contact Us
You need an account for most activities on our platform. You must have reached the age of consent for online services in your country to use Bestman Academy’s resources. You’re responsible for all activity associated with your account, hence, keep your password somewhere safe. If you suspect someone else is using your account, let us know by contacting us within 24 hrs.
You need an account for most activities on our platform, including to purchase and access content. When setting up and maintaining your account, you must provide and continue to provide accurate and complete information, including a valid email address. You have complete responsibility for your account and everything that happens on your account, including for any harm or damage (to us or anyone else) caused by someone using your account without your permission. This means you need to be careful with your password. You may not transfer your account to someone else or use someone else’s account. If you contact us to request access to an account, we will not grant you such access unless you can provide us with the information that we need to prove you are the owner of that account. In the event of the death of a user, the account of that user will be closed.
You may not share your account login credentials with anyone else. You are responsible for what happens with your account and Bestman Academy will not intervene in disputes regarding shared account login credentials. You must notify us immediately upon learning that someone else may be using your account without your permission (or if you suspect any other breach of security) by contacting us. We may request some information from you to confirm that you are indeed the owner of your account.
2. Content Enrollment and Duration of Access
When you enroll in a course or other content, we generally grant you a four (4)-year access license, except when we must disable the content because of legal or policy reasons or for enrollments via Subscription Plans. You MUST not transfer or resell our content in any way. As a student, when you enroll in a course or other content, whether it’s free or paid content, you are getting a license to view using our platforms. All course content is licensed, and not sold, to you. This license does not give you any right to resell the content in any manner (including by sharing account information with a purchaser or illegally downloading the content and sharing it on torrent sites).
In legal, more complete terms, Bestman Academy grants you (as a student) a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable 4-year license to access and view our free content or the content for which you have paid all required fees, solely for your personal, non-commercial, educational purposes, in accordance with these Terms and any conditions or restrictions associated with the particular content or feature of our Services. All other uses are expressly prohibited. You may not reproduce, redistribute, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, create derivative works of, sublicense, or otherwise transfer or use any content unless we give you explicit permission to do so in a written agreement signed by an authorized representative of Bestman Academy. This also applies to content you can access via any of our social medial platforms. You agree that after 4-years of creating an account and/or enrolling in a course content on the Bestman Academy platforms, we are under no obligation to extend access or renew your license to access the course.
We reserve the right to revoke any license to access and use any content at any point in time in the event where we decide or are obligated to disable access to the content due to legal or policy reasons, for example, if the course or other content you enrolled in is the object of a copyright complaint. This 4-year access license does not apply to enrollments via Subscription Plans or to add-on features and services associated with the course or other content you enroll in. For example, Bestman Academy may decide at any time to no longer provide additional teaching assistance or Q&A services in association with the content. To be clear, the 4-year license is to the course content but not to any of Bestman Academy’s instructor or team member.
3. Payments, Credits, and Refunds
When you make a payment, you agree to use a valid payment method. If you aren’t happy with your content, Bestman Academy offers a 24-hr (1 day) refund or credit for our content.
The prices of content on Bestman Academy platforms are determined based on several factors. In some instances, the price of content offered on the Bestman Academy website may not be exactly the same as the price offered in a promotional email or on other platforms controlled by Bestman Academy. Whatever price you pay for our content is final, and there will be no adjustments made based on any new information you may have seen elsewhere.
We may occasionally run promotions and sales for our content, during which certain content may be available at discounted prices for a set period of time. The price applicable to the content will be the price at the time you complete your purchase of the content (at checkout). Any price offered for particular content may also be different when you are logged into your account from the price available to users who aren’t registered or logged in, because some of our promotions are available only to new users.
When applicable, we may be collecting and remitting appropriate tax on purchases to the proper tax authorities. Depending on your location, the price you see may include such taxes, or tax may be added at checkout.
When you make a purchase, you agree not to use an invalid or unauthorized payment method. If your payment method fails and you still get access to the content you are enrolling in, you agree to pay us the corresponding fees within 24 hrs of notification from us. We reserve the right to disable access to any content for which we have not received adequate payment.
3.3 Refunds and Refund Credits
If the content you purchased is not what you were expecting, you can request, within 24 hrs of your purchase of the content, that Bestman Academy apply a refund to your account. We reserve the right to apply your refund as a refund credit or a refund to your original payment method, at our discretion, depending on capabilities of our payment service providers, the platform from which you purchased your content, and other factors. No refund is due to you if you request it after the 24-hr guarantee time limit has passed. However, if the content you previously purchased is disabled for legal or policy reasons, you may be entitled to a refund beyond this 24-hr limit, depending on the availability of funds. Bestman Academy also reserves the right to refund students beyond the 24-hr limit in cases of suspected or confirmed account fraud.
If we decide to issue refund credits to your account, they will be automatically applied towards your next content purchase on our website. Refund credits may expire if not used within the specified period and have no cash value, in each case unless otherwise required by applicable law.
At our discretion, if we believe you are abusing our refund policy, such as if you’ve consumed a significant portion of the content that you want to refund or if you’ve previously refunded the content, we reserve the right to deny your refund, restrict you from other future refunds, ban your account, and/or restrict all future use of the Services. If we ban your account or disable your access to the content due to your violation of these Terms or our Trust & Safety Guidelines, you will not be eligible to receive a refund.
3.4 Gift and Promotional Codes
Bestman Academy or our partners may offer gift and promotional codes to students. Certain codes may be redeemed for gift or promotional credits applied to your Bestman Academy account, which then may be used to purchase eligible content on our platform, subject to the terms included with your codes. Other codes may be directly redeemable for specific content.
These codes and credits, as well as any promotional value linked to them, may expire if not used within the period specified in your Bestman Academy account. Gift and promotional codes offered by Bestman Academy may not be refunded for cash. Gift and promotional codes offered by a partner are subject to that partner’s refund policies. If you have multiple codes or saved credit amounts, Bestman Academy may determine which of your credits to apply to your purchase.
4. Content and Behavior Rules
You can only use Bestman Academy for lawful purposes. You’re responsible for how you use the content on our platforms.
You may not access or use the Services or create an account for unlawful purposes. Your use of the Services and behavior on our platform must comply with applicable local or national laws or regulations of your country. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and compliance with such laws and regulations that are applicable to you.
If you are a student, the Services enable you to ask questions to the instructors of courses or other content you are enrolled in, and to post reviews of content. For certain content, the instructor may invite you to submit content as “homework” or tests. Don’t post or submit anything that is not yours.
Bestman Academy has discretion in enforcing these Terms. We may restrict or terminate your permission to use our platform and Services or ban your account at any time, with or without notice, for any or no reason, including for any violation of these Terms, if you fail to pay any fees when due, for fraudulent chargeback requests, upon the request of law enforcement or government agencies, for extended periods of inactivity, for unexpected technical issues or problems, if we suspect that you engage in fraudulent or illegal activities, or for any other reason in our sole discretion. Upon any such termination we may delete your account and content, and we may prevent you from further access to the platforms and use of our Services. You agree that we will have no liability to you or any third party for termination of your account or blocking of your access to our platforms and services.
5. Bestman Academy’s Rights to Content You Post
We’re allowed to share your content to anyone through any media, including promoting it via advertising on other websites. The content you post as a student remains yours. You allow us to freely reuse and share your content.
When you post content, comments, questions, reviews, and when you submit to us ideas and suggestions for new features or improvements, you authorize Bestman Academy to use and share this content with anyone, distribute it, and promote it on any platform and in any media, and to make modifications or edits to it as we see fit.
In legal language, by submitting or posting content on or through the platforms, you grant Bestman Academy a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute your content (including your name and image) in any and all media or distribution methods (existing now or later developed). This includes making your content and registration details available to other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with Bestman Academy to achieve our mission, as well as using your content for marketing purposes. You also waive any rights of privacy, publicity, or other rights of a similar nature applicable to all these uses, to the extent permissible under applicable law. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power, and authority necessary to authorize us to use any registration details and content that you submit. You also agree to all such uses of your content with no compensation paid to you.
6. Using Bestman Academy at Your Own Risk
We may sometimes enable instructors and students to interact for teaching and learning. Like other platforms where people can interact, some things can go wrong, and you use Bestman Academy at your own risk. We do not review or edit the content for legal issues, and we are not in a position to determine the legality of content. At Bestman Academy, we teach strategies and provide advice based on our own personal experiences and acquired experiences from those that have equally succeeded or struggled. Instructors and team members may not receive formal training in the interpretation and application of U.S. law, and thus, do not guarantee in any manner the reliability, validity, accuracy, or truthfulness of the content. If you access content, you rely on any information provided by Bestman Academy at your own risk.
By using our Services, you may be exposed to content that you consider offensive, indecent, or objectionable. We have no responsibility to keep such content from you and no liability for your access or enrollment in any course or other content, to the extent permissible under applicable law. You acknowledge the inherent risks and dangers in the strenuous nature of these types of issues related to U.S immigration system, and by accessing our content you choose to assume those risks voluntarily, including risk of application and visa rejection, illness, bodily injury, disability, or death. You assume full responsibility for the choices you make before, during, and after your access to the content.
When you interact directly with an instructor, you must be careful about the types of personal information that you share. We do not control what students and instructors do with the information they obtain from other users on the platform.
We are not liable for application and visa rejections, disputes, claims, losses, injuries, or damage of any kind that might arise out of or relate to any of our team members, our course offerings or services.
When you use our Services, you may find links to other websites that we don’t own or control. We are not responsible for the content or any other aspect of these third-party sites, including their collection of information about you. You should also read their terms and conditions and privacy policies.
7. Bestman Academy’s Rights
We own the Bestman Academy Platforms, including the websites, present or future apps and services, and things like our logos, API, code, and content created by our employees. You can’t tamper with those or use them without authorization.
All right, title, and interest in and to the Bestman Academy platform and Services, including our website, our existing or future applications, our APIs, databases, and the content our employees or partners submit or provide through our Services are and will remain the exclusive property of Bestman Academy. Our platforms and services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States. Nothing gives you a right to use the Bestman Academy name or any of the Bestman Academy trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Bestman Academy or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments, or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.
You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Bestman Academy platform and Services:
access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the platform (including content storage), Bestman Academy’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Bestman Academy’s service providers.
disable, interfere with, or try to circumvent any of the features of the platforms related to security or probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any of our systems.
copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code of or content on the Bestman Academy platform or Services.
access or search or attempt to access or search our platform by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available search functionalities that are provided via our website, mobile apps, or API (and only pursuant to those API terms and conditions). You may not scrape, spider, use a robot, or use other automated means of any kind to access the Services.
in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information (such as sending email communications falsely appearing as Bestman Academy); or interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the platforms or services, or in any other manner interfering with or creating an undue burden on the Services.
8. Purchase and Free Preview Terms
The content or service that you purchase you purchase determines the scope, features, and price of your access to a Subscription Plan. You may not transfer, assign, or share your purchased course or service with anyone else.
We reserve the right to revoke any license to use the content on our Platforms for legal or policy reasons at any time and at our sole discretion.
The cost of service or content will be listed at the time of your purchase. We may also be required to add taxes to your fee as described in the “Payments, Credits, and Refunds” section above. Payments are non-refundable after 24-hrs of payment and there are no refunds or credits for partially viewed (> 30 mins of viewing time) courses or after downloading any of our content.
If we are unable to process payment through the payment method we have on file for you, or if you file a chargeback disputing charges made to your payment method and the chargeback is granted, we may suspend or terminate your access to our content and your account.
We reserve the right to change or adjust pricing for our services and content at our sole discretion. Any price changes or changes without notice to students or affiliates.
At any point in the future, we reserve the right to offer or cease to offer access to any content or service at our sole discretion. These disclaimers are in addition to those listed in the “Disclaimers” section below.
9. Miscellaneous Legal Terms
These Terms are like any other contract, and they have boring but important legal terms that protect us from the countless things that could happen and that clarify the legal relationship between us and you.
9.1 Binding Agreement
You agree that by registering, accessing, or using our Services or content, you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with Bestman Academy. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not register, access, or otherwise use any of our Services or content.
Any version of these Terms in a language other than English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the English language will control if there is any conflict.
These Terms (including any agreements and policies linked from these Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and us.
If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by applicable law, then that provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect.
Even if we are delayed in exercising our rights or fail to exercise a right in one case, it doesn’t mean we waive our rights under these Terms, and we may decide to enforce them in the future. If we decide to waive any of our rights in a particular instance, it doesn’t mean we waive our rights generally or in the future.
The following sections shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms: Sections 2 (Content Enrollment and Duration of Access), 5 (Bestman Academy’s Rights to Content You Post), 6 (Using Bestman Academy at Your Own Risk), 7 (Bestman Academy’s Rights), 8.5 (Subscription Disclaimers), 9 (Miscellaneous Legal Terms), and 10 (Dispute Resolution).
It may happen that our platform is down, either for planned maintenance or because something goes down with the site. It may happen that one of our instructors is making misleading or uninformed statements in their content. It may also happen that we encounter security issues. These are just examples. You accept that you will not have any recourse against us in any of these types of cases where things don’t work out right. In legal, more complete language, the Services and their content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, security, lack of errors, or accuracy of the Services or their content, and expressly disclaim any warranties or conditions (express or implied), including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no warranty that you will obtain specific results from use of the Services or viewing our content. Your use of the Services (including any content) is entirely at your own risk. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
We may decide to cease making available certain features of the Services or content at any time and for any reason. Under no circumstances will Bestman Academy or its affiliates, partners, instructors, team members, or agents be held liable for any damages due to such interruptions or lack of availability of such features.
We are not responsible for delay or failure of the success or performance of any of our content or the Services caused by events beyond our reasonable control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.
9.3 Limitation of Liability
There are risks inherent to using our content and services, for example, risk of visa rejections, failure to secure admission and/or funding, rejection of NIW application, non-approval of green cards, etc . You fully accept these risks, and you agree that you will have no recourse to seek damages against Bestman Academy or anyone associated with Bestman Academy even if you any of the stated risk and more, from using information from the content and Services on our platform. In legal, more complete language, to the extent permitted by law, we (and our instructors, team members, partners, and affiliates) will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages (including loss of data, revenue, profits, or business opportunities, risk of visa rejections, failure to secure admission and/or funding, rejection of NIW application, non-approval of green cards, or personal injury or death), whether arising in contract, warranty, tort, product liability, or otherwise, and even if we’ve been advised of the possibility of damages in advance. When we deem fit, our liability (and the liability of each of our instructors, team members, partners, and affiliates) to you or any third parties under any circumstance is limited to one-third of the amount you have paid before the event giving rise to your claims. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.
If you behave in a way that gets us in legal trouble, we may exercise legal recourse against you. You agree to indemnify, defend (if we so request), and hold harmless Bestman Academy, and our instructors, team members, partners, and affiliates from and against any third-party claims, demands, losses, damages, or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) arising from (a) the content you post or submit, (b) your use of the Services (c) your violation of these Terms, or (d) your violation of any rights of a third party. Your indemnification obligation will survive the termination of these Terms and your use of the Services.
9.5 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
When these Terms mention “Bestman Academy,” they’re referring to the Bestman Academy entity that you’re contracting with. Your contracting entity and governing law will generally be determined based on your location.
If you’re accessing our Services or content, you’re contracting with Bestman Initiatives LLC. and these Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Nevada, USA without reference to its choice or conflicts of law principles. In cases where the “Dispute Resolution” section below doesn’t apply to you, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of federal and state courts in the Greater Reno area, Nevada, USA.
9.6 Legal Actions and Notices
No action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought by either party more than one (1) year after the cause of action has accrued, except where this limitation cannot be imposed by law.
Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given by registered or certified mail return receipt requested, or email (by us to the email associated with your account or by you to firstname.lastname@example.org).
9.7 Relationship Between Us
You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, contractor, or agency relationship exists between us.
9.8 No Assignment
You may not assign or transfer these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them). For example, if you registered an account as an employee of a company, your account cannot be transferred to another employee. We may assign these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them) to another company or person without restriction. Nothing in these Terms confers any right, benefit, or remedy on any third-party person or entity. You agree that your account is non-transferable and that all rights to your account and other rights under these Terms terminate upon your death.
9.9 Sanctions and Export Laws
You warrant that you (as an individual or as a representative of any entity on whose behalf you use the content and services) aren’t located in, or a resident of, any country that is subject to applicable U.S. trade sanctions or embargoes (such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or the Crimea region of Ukraine). You also warrant that you aren’t a person or entity who is named on any U.S. government specially designated national or denied-party list.
If you become subject to such a restriction during the term of any agreement with Bestman Academy, you will notify us within 24 hours, and we will have the right to terminate any further obligations to you, effective immediately and with no further liability to you (but without prejudice to your outstanding obligations to Bestman Academy).
You may not access, use, export, re-export, divert, transfer or disclose any portion of the contents or Services or any related technical information or materials, directly or indirectly, in violation of any United States and other applicable country export control and trade sanctions laws, rules and regulations. By purchasing and/or accessing our contents and services, you agree to a 5-year non-compete in the same areas that our content and services serve. You agree not to plagiarize, remake, screenshot, screen record, or download any of our contents or resources for the purpose of sharing freely, selling or re-selling to other individuals or entities.
10. Dispute Resolution
If there’s a dispute, our Team is happy to help resolve the issue. If that doesn’t work and you live in the United States or Canada, your options are to go to small claims court or bring a claim in binding arbitration; you may not bring that claim in another court or participate in a non-individual class action claim against us.
This Dispute Resolution section applies only if you live in the United States or Canada. Most disputes can be resolved, so before bringing a formal legal case, please first try contacting our our Team.
If we can’t resolve our dispute amicably, you and Bestman Academy agree to resolve any claims related to these Terms (or our other legal terms) through final and binding arbitration, regardless of the type of claim or legal theory. If one of us brings a claim in court that should be arbitrated and the other party refuses to arbitrate it, the other party can ask a court to force us both to go to arbitration (compel arbitration). Either of us can also ask a court to halt a court proceeding while an arbitration proceeding is ongoing.
Any disputes that involve a claim of less than $10,000 USD must be resolved exclusively through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. A party electing arbitration must initiate proceedings by filing an arbitration demand with the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The arbitration proceedings shall be governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Consumer Due Process Protocol, and Supplementary Procedures for Resolution of Consumer-Related Disputes. You and we agree that the following rules will apply to the proceedings: (a) the arbitration will be conducted by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions (at the choice of the party seeking relief); (b) the arbitration must not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses (unless we and you agree otherwise); and (c) any judgment on the arbitrator’s rendered award may be entered in any court with competent jurisdiction. Disputes that involve a claim of more than $10,000 USD must be resolved per the AAA’s rules about whether the arbitration hearing has to be in-person.
11. Updating These Terms
From time to time, we may update these Terms to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different practices (such as when we add new features), and Bestman Academy reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. If we make any material change, we will notify you using prominent means, such as by email notice sent to the email address specified in your account or by posting a notice through our website. Modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise.
Your continued use of our Services after changes become effective shall mean that you accept those changes. Any revised Terms shall supersede all previous Terms.
12. How to Contact Us
The best way to get in touch with us is through the contact us page on our website. We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about our content and Services. Thanks for learning with us!