Last modified September 10, 2020
USING OUR SERVICES
Your access and use of our Services is subject to these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”), and you agree to follow all conditions of these Terms when using our Services. You will not use our Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms.
Using our continuing legal education Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights for our Services or the content you access. You may only use the content from our Services for your own personal educational use. In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, reminders, and other information. We continually add courses to our site and may add or remove functionality or features. We may also stop or suspend providing Services or add or create new limits to your Services at any time.
The content of our Services has been prepared as an educational service to our users and is not intended to constitute legal advice. If you require legal advice you should consult with a qualified attorney. We have used reasonable efforts in providing quality information and material, but we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, adequacy, or currency of the information contained in our Services. We do not endorse any viewpoints or materials contained within our Services. All viewpoints are solely those of the presenter.
Registering a user account on this website requires your email address, name, phone number, address, and that you select a password. You must create your own individual account and you cannot share an account with any other person. You are responsible for any activities that occur under your account. You further agree to notify Ohio CLE Online of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Your right to use these Services are not transferable. The Services of this site are not intended for anyone under 18.
REPORTING OF CREDITS
Ohio CLE Online reports course completions to the necessary state regulatory bodies. You are ultimately responsible for assuring that all credit hours are properly reported. If your credits are not properly reported, you agree to contact us so we can re-report your credit hours.
STATE REGULATORY REQUESTS
State regulatory bodies such as: State Bars, Supreme Courts, CLE Commissions, and CLE Boards often require or request information about attorneys in their states. You agree to allow us to comply with any state regulatory request, including subpoenas, about your account and courses you may or may not have completed.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Ohio CLE Online, LLC harmless from any loss, claim, liability, damage, or expense (including reasonable legal fees) from any violation or alleged violation of these Terms or use of our Services or website.
LIABILITY AND WARRANTY OF OUR SERVICES
Except as expressly represented otherwise, and to the extent not prohibited by law, all services and other information provided by or on behalf of Ohio CLE Online, LLC are furnished on an “as-is” basis, without warranty of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, especially as to quality, reliability, timeliness, usefulness, sufficiency, accuracy, availability, or ability to meet your needs. No oral or written information provided by Ohio CLE Online, LLC shall create a warranty unless incorporated into these terms.
To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of Ohio CLE Online, LLC for any claim under these terms, including any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use the services. Ohio CLE Online, LLC, shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages from the use of our Services including but not limited to negligence or the inability to use our Services. In no event shall the aggregate liability for damages of Ohio CLE Online, LLC, its employees or agents, arising from these terms whether by contract or tort exceed the amounts the customer actually paid.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Services may become temporarily unavailable and we make no warranty that the functionality of the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free. From time to time we may, without prior notice, change the minimum system requirements to use this site. In the event that the Services are unavailable, or you can no longer use the site for any reason, Ohio CLE Online, LLC takes no responsibility for credit hours that are completed late, can’t be taken, or those that are reported late to the appropriate state regulatory body. We reserve the right to refuse service for any reason not contrary to federal or state law.
Full refunds are available as long as you haven’t completed more than 20% of the purchased course(s) or received a certificate of completion and it is within thirty (30) days of the purchase date. Once you have obtained a certificate of completion for a course, the course will not be refunded. If you have not completed all courses in your account, we will refund a prorated amount based on the standard per credit hour price.
CREDITS, COURSE COMPLETION, CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION & CERTIFICATE DATES
Course Purchases & Credits
Courses are purchased individually or in packages. Unless otherwise provided by lawful regulatory authority, the courses you purchase do not expire on Ohio CLE Online. Unless otherwise provided by lawful regulatory authority, if you have purchased a course and have not completed it, it will not expire. You can complete the course at your own pace, although it is strongly suggested that courses purchased in a calendar year should be completed in that year.
Course Completion, Review & Expiration
There is no time limit for completing a course. Once you complete your course, which is defined as obtaining your certificate of completion, our system will allow you to go back and review the course and written materials for one year from the purchase date. At the end of the year, you will lose access to the course.
Certificates of Completion & Certificate Dates
Upon completion, you will be asked to fill out a form, confirming your information and providing feedback on the content provided. Once you’ve successfully submitted all of your information, you will be emailed a certificate or certificates (depending on the type and number of licenses you hold) stating that you are entitled to the continuing education credits.
A course is considered completed once you have viewed a course in its entirety and you have submitted the online evaluation form. You are responsible for fully completing each course and obtaining the certificate before your CLE compliance deadline. Certificates of completion will not be backdated for any reason. The date on your course completion certificate is the date you complete the course completion form and obtain your certificate. The date and time are based on Eastern Time.
If you hold both a law and real estate license, and give us both license numbers, you will be provided with a course completion certificate for each relevant authority
We do not mail certificates. You will have the ability to view and print your completion certificate(s) by accessing your purchased courses in our system.
LATE REPORTING FEES
If you fail to enter your bar/license number or enter an improper bar/license number and this causes us to report your completed courses past your state’s reporting deadline causing us to incur late reporting fees, you agree that we will charge you these fees before we report your credits.
Closed captions may be available on our streaming video courses. All closed captions were transcribed by a third-party artificial intelligence system. The captions were not manually transcribed but were checked, where practical, for accuracy or completeness by an actual person. We have tried to be as accurate as possible, but some captions may not be complete and may be inaccurate due to poor audio or transcription errors. The captions should not be considered an authoritative record of the recording.
ABOUT THESE TERMS
We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to our Services at any time to reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. Declining acceptance of the new terms could cause you to lose access to the site. Changes will not apply retroactively.
If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control that conflict.
If any of these Terms should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Terms shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).
GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTES
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ohio courts. Any dispute relating in any way to Ohio CLE Online, LLC, Gus Frangos, Esq. (or any other presenter) or to products or services sold or distributed by Ohio CLE Online, LLC in which the aggregate total claim for relief sought on behalf of one or more parties exceeds $7,500 shall be adjudicated by the Court of Common Pleas, or federal court located in Cleveland, Ohio, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.