Terms and Conditions
Consolidated Credit Online Terms and Conditions
Last updated: July 2023.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND CONSOLIDATED CREDIT
The Web Site consolidatedcredit.org is comprised of various Web pages operated by Consolidated Credit.
The Consolidated Web Site (or "Website") is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Consolidated Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
Consolidated reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Consolidated Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Consolidated Web Site.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Consolidated Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Consolidated and Consolidated is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Consolidated is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Consolidated is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Consolidated of the site or any association with its operators.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Consolidated Web Site, you warrant to Consolidated that you will not use the Consolidated Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Consolidated Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Consolidated Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Consolidated Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Consolidated Web Sites.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The Consolidated Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Consolidated has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Consolidated reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Consolidated reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Consolidated reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, is Consolidated's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Consolidated does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Consolidated specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Consolidated spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Consolidated.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO CONSOLIDATED OR POSTED AT ANY CONSOLIDATED WEB SITE
Consolidated does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Consolidated (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Consolidated Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Consolidated, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Consolidated is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time at Consolidated's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
CONSENT TO USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
All website interactions and phone calls are recorded for marketing, compliance and quality assurance purposes.
a) Mobile Devices
By providing us with your name, email address and/or phone number, you expressly authorize us to contact you (including using autodialers, automated text and pre-recorded messages) via your telephone, cellphone, mobile device (including via Short Message Service ("SMS") or wireless internet ("WAP Service")) and email, even if your number is currently listed on any state, federal or company's Do Not Call list. Standard phone and data charges will apply. Your consent to the above terms is not required as a condition of purchasing or receiving our services. You also consent to the recording and monitoring of all calls to and from us. You represent you are the owner or authorized the user of the mobile device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve any applicable charges. You may opt out of receiving calls or messages to your telephone or mobile device at any time by notifying us. You may remove your information by replying with "STOP", "END", "QUIT", "UNSUBSCRIBE", or "CANCEL" to any SMS you receive or by emailing us at [email protected]. You may click the "Opt-out" link on the bottom of the email to unsubscribe to email correspondence. You may also call (888) 244-7181 for support.
Only United States residents may use the SMS or WAP Service.
b) Data Security
SMS or WAP Services are provided via wireless systems which use radio frequencies (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. Consolidated does not guarantee your use of the SMS or WAP Services will be private or secure, and Consolidated will not be liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures appropriate to your situation and intended use of the SMS or WAP Service. You acknowledge and agree Consolidated may access the content of your account and the wireless account with your carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and service-related complaints.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CONSOLIDATED WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. CONSOLIDATED AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE CONSOLIDATED WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE CONSOLIDATED WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
CONSOLIDATED AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE CONSOLIDATED WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. CONSOLIDATED AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
SERVICE CONTACT: admin@consolidatedcredit .org
Consolidated reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Consolidated Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
GENERAL / MISCELLANEOUS TERMS
Governing Law, Jurisdiction, Venue. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Florida, U.S.A., without regards to any choice of law provisions. Should you properly opt out of Arbitration, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Broward County, Florida, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Website. If you did not opt out of Arbitration, please see the Arbitration provision below for the applicable law and jurisdiction governing your arbitration. You and we agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Broward County, Florida for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
Relationship of the Parties. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Consolidated as a result of this Agreement or use of the Website.
Applicability of Laws. Consolidated’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Consolidated’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or any information provided to or gathered by Consolidated with respect to such use. Use of the Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
Severability. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
AMENDMENTS TO THIS AGREEMENT
We reserve the right to update, amend and/or change this Agreement at any time in our sole discretion and without notice. Updates to this Agreement will be posted here. Amendments will take effect immediately upon us posting the updated Agreement on our Services. You are encouraged to revisit this Agreement from time to time in order to review any changes that have been made. The date on which this Agreement was last updated will be noted immediately above this Agreement. Your continued access and use of our Services following the posting of any such changes shall automatically be deemed your acceptance of all changes.
Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration – IMPORTANT NOTICE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO BRING A CLAIM BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY IN COURT.
- The Arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) (www.adr.org), the Judicial Arbitration Mediation Services (“JAMS”), or another nationally known consumer arbitration service agreed by the parties in the event AAA and JAMS no longer conduct consumer arbitrations. The Party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other Party a written Notice of Dispute before filing it with the arbitration service provider. The Notice must describe both the nature and basis of the dispute; and the specific relief sought. Any notice shall be deemed to have been given and received for all purposes when delivered by hand, a day after receipt through a nationally recognized overnight courier, or a day after being received through certified or registered mail, postage and charges prepaid, return receipt requested, to us at: Consolidated Credit, Attn: Legal Department, 5701 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, FL 33313.
- Commencement and Rules of Arbitration. If we do not resolve a claim within 30 days after receipt of the Notice, the party sending the Notice may commence an arbitration proceeding with the AAA, JAMS, or another national arbitration provision if AAA or JAMS are unavailable, by filing a Demand of Arbitration in effect at the time the action is commenced. If you choose to file with the AAA, you may download or copy the form to initiate arbitration from the following website: http://www.adr.org/consumer. The AAA shall provide the parties a list of 5 arbitrators in which the parties may agree on an arbitrator. If the parties cannot mutually agree on an arbitrator, the parties shall rank the arbitrators and the AAA shall appoint a single arbitrator who shall administer the arbitration proceeding pursuant to its Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (“AAA Rules”), with the exception of Mass or Class Arbitration rules. The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. If you choose to file with JAMS, you may download or copy the form to initiate arbitration from the following website: http:// https://www.jamsadr.com/adr-forms. JAMS shall provide the parties a list of 5 arbitrators in which the parties may agree on an arbitrator. If the parties cannot mutually agree on an arbitrator, the parties shall rank the arbitrators and the JAMS shall appoint a single arbitrator who shall administer the arbitration proceeding pursuant to its Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Consumer Arbitration Minimum Standards (“JAMS Rules”), with the exception of Mass or Class Arbitration rules. In the event another arbitration service is provided, the parties agree to follow the rules and principles of that arbitration service, except as to any rights to Mass or Class Arbitration rules which the Parties expressly agree will not apply.
- The Arbitrator. The selected arbitrator shall be either a retired judge or an experienced attorney, shall be neutral and independent, and shall comply with the selected arbitration service’s code of ethics. The Arbitrator shall conduct the arbitration in a civil manner and ensure civility of the parties while making their arguments. Additionally, in conducting the arbitration hearing, in addition to the selected arbitration service rules, the arbitrator shall be guided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and Florida substantive law.
- The Arbitration Award. The Arbitrator shall issue a written reasoned award in which the arbitrator shall address the claims, defenses, evidence presented, and legal reasoning in making his decision. If the Arbitrator determines that reasonable attorney fees and costs may be awarded under applicable law, the parties agree that the arbitrator will also determine the amount of reasonable attorneys’ fees to be awarded. Any award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and binding and shall not be subject to vacation or modification, except as expressly permitted by the Federal Arbitration Act. Judgment on the Arbitration Award may be entered in the jurisdiction in which the arbitration was commenced or in any court having jurisdiction over the Party against whom judgment is to be entered.
- Waiver of Right to Bring Mass or Class Actions. The parties agree that either party may bring claims against the other only in his/her or its individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported mass, class, or other representative proceeding. Further, the parties agree that the arbitrator may not consolidate proceedings of more than one person’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of representative or class proceeding.
- Limitation on Injunctive Relief: The arbitrator may award injunctive relief only in favor of an individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.
- Costs of Arbitration: Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the selected arbitration service rules. Each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees, if any, unless such fees are expressly provided for by applicable law. In the event that a party fails to proceed with Arbitration, unsuccessfully challenges the Arbitrator’s award, or fails to comply with the Arbitrator’s award, the other party shall be entitled to costs of suit, including reasonable attorneys’ fees for having to compel Arbitration or defend or enforce the award.
- Arbitration Opt-Out. YOU MAY OPT-OUT OF THE TERMS OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION BY PROVIDING CONSOLIDATED WITH NOTICE IN WRITING WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF FIRST USING OUR SITE. If you do so, neither you nor we can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify us in writing either by U.S. mail delivered to: Attn: Legal Department, Consolidated Credit, 5701 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, FL 33313 or by email delivered to [email protected]. You must include: (1) your name and residence address; (2) the email address and/or mobile telephone number associated with your account; and (3) a clear statement that you want to opt out of this agreement to arbitrate.
- What does arbitration mean?
By agreeing to arbitration, we both acknowledge and agree that we are each: (i) waiving the right to pursue any other available dispute resolution processes, including, but not limited to, a court action or administrative proceeding, (ii) waving the right to participate in any class or mass action, (iii) waving the right to a trial by either a judge or jury, and (iv) giving up any right to appeal the arbitrator’s decision, except for a limited range of appealable issues expressly provided in the FAA. This section is considered by the parties to be an integral and non-voidable requirement and part of this Agreement, and the parties agree that prior to signing this Agreement including agreeing to this section they: (1) have had the opportunity to review such carefully, including with their own legal counsel if needed, (2) the parties understand the limitations on legal rights contained in this section including, but not limited to, the waiver of jury trial, the waiver of court proceeding and class actions, and (3) the parties consent and agree that this section is fair, reasonable, represents the intentions of each party at the time of entry into this Agreement, and should not be set aside later for any reason by any court. This section and the arbitration requirement shall survive termination.
Notwithstanding any provision in the Agreement to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make a change to this agreement to arbitrate in the future, that change shall not apply to a claim that was filed in a legal proceeding between you and us prior to the effective date of the change.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:
Consolidated, and the Consolidated logo are trademarks, trade names or service marks of Consolidated, LLC or its related companies. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. You are not permitted to use any trademark or service mark displayed on this Site without the prior written consent of Consolidated or the owner of such trademark or service mark.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT POLICY
In accordance with the requirements set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17 United States Code Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA"), Consolidated will investigate notices of copyright infringement and take appropriate remedial action. If you believe that any Content on the Site has been used or copied in a manner that infringes your work, please provide a written notification of claimed copyright infringement to the Designated Agent for the Site containing the following elements as set forth in the DMCA:
- a physical or electronic signature of the owner of the copyright interest that is alleged to have been infringed or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner;
- identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed, including copyright date;
- identification of the Content you claim to be infringing and which you request be removed from the Site or access to which is to be disabled along with a description of where the infringing Content is located;
- information reasonably sufficient to allow us to contact you, such as a physical address, telephone number and an email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the Content identified in your written notification in the manner complained of is not authorized by you or the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
- a statement by you that the information in your written notification is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Consolidated's designated agent for the written notification of claims of copyright infringement can be contacted at the following address:
Designated Agent – Copyright Infringement Claims
5701 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33313
Email: [email protected]