Website terms of use and disclaimers

 

SLM Corporation, Sallie Mae Bank, Navient Corporation and Navient Solutions, Inc. (collectively "Company") maintains this Site in an attempt to provide you with comprehensive information on planning and paying for college. In addition, the Site can be used to convey information about Company products and services and to execute online transactions. Company requires that all the visitors to our Site(s) on the Internet (the "Site") adhere to the following rules and regulations. By accessing the Site, you indicate your acknowledgment and acceptance of these Terms of Service ("Terms"). Please read them carefully. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE.

Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site for any reason, at its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. Company likewise may change the terms and conditions of the Terms from time to time with or without notice to you. You agree to review the Terms periodically to ensure that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued access or use of the Site after the modifications have become effective shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Terms.

THE CONTENTS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS "LOOK AND FEEL" (E.G., TEXT, GRAPHICS, IMAGES, LOGOS, AND BUTTON ICONS), EDITORIAL CONTENT, NOTICES, SOFTWARE (INCLUDING HTML-BASED COMPUTER PROGRAMS), AND OTHER MATERIAL ARE PROTECTED UNDER BOTH UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, AND OTHER LAWS. The contents belong to Company or to others as indicated. The information and materials contained in the Site may not be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, supplemented, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes without the express written permission of Company. Your right to use the Site is personal to you. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, use or exploit for any commercial purposes, the Site or use of or access to the Site or any information or technology obtained from the Site.

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web pages or the content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on our Site.

You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations in your use of the Site. Our Site is available only to individuals who are permitted to use it under applicable law. If you do not qualify, please do not use our Site. You agree to be solely responsible for your actions and the contents of your transmissions through the Site. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with a person or entity.

You agree that Company may terminate your password, account, or use of the Site in Company's sole discretion for any reason. All notices you give to us shall be in writing and shall be made either via e-mail or conventional mail. In addition, Company may post notices or links to notices through the Site to inform you of changes to the Terms, the Site, or other matters of importance.

You agree that all access and use of the Site and its contents is at your own risk. By using the Site, you acknowledge that we specifically disclaim any liability (whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, common law, statutory, regulatory, consequential, compensatory, punitive, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages) including, but not limited to, any liability associated with any viruses which may infect your computer equipment. Calculators and tools on the Site provide you with ESTIMATES that may be different than actual amounts.

On this Site, you will find content, functions, information, and tools, including that provided by third parties that are not the property of Company. While we strive to keep both Company and the third-party-provided information current and accurate, we cannot guarantee and expressly do not warrant that the content, functions, information and tools are error-free or that your access will be uninterrupted or that material accessible from this Site is free of viruses.

On this Site you will find numerous links which will transfer you to the site of an organization that can provide you with value-added information and/or functionality. By linking to these sites, Company does not represent or imply that there is any business relationship between the two entities. Company is not responsible for the content and performance of these sites or for your transactions with them. Furthermore, Company strives to keep these links as current and accurate as possible, but we cannot guarantee and we expressly do not warrant that they point to the intended third-party site. Links to and from this site do not constitute a Company endorsement.

Use of this Site and the submission of any forms completed by you through this Site do not qualify you for financial aid. Your eligibility for financial aid will be determined by your individual financial situation and the opinion of external agencies (e.g., schools, lenders, guarantee agencies, the Department of Education). By submitting an application for a scholarship, Company does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship. Eligibility for a scholarship will be determined by the entity sponsoring the scholarship or another designated entity.

When applying for a student loan on the Site, you agree to provide current, complete, and accurate information about yourself. If any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Company has the right to terminate your loan application and/or decline to provide any and all future use of the Site. When you apply for a student loan, Company may access and process all information included on the application. Company is permitted to disclose the information you provide to financial institutions, educational institutions and other authorized third parties. Company respects your privacy. Please see our Privacy policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms, for the details of our commitment.

If you are not a registered user, you may receive a ID and password upon completing the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your log-in name and password and for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE AND ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PROVIDED IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES COMPANY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE USED IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE (OR ANY INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE CONTAINED THEREIN) IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE. COMPANY ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU ON THE SERVICE.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO THE FULL EXTENT DESCRIBED ABOVE, SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE HELD TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THE MAXIMUM COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, IF ANY, FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED $500. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT REFERRED TO ABOVE. ALL OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO USE OF THE SITE ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED EVEN IF COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Company, its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out of or relating to use of the Site by you or any other person accessing the Site using your user name and password.

The provisions of these Terms apply for the benefit of Company and its officers, directors, employees, and agents. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

You represent and warrant that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into these Terms and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms.

This disclosure shall be governed in all respects by the substantive laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its provisions relating to conflict of laws. You and Company agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located within New Castle County, Delaware. The failure of Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute, regulation, or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Direct all questions or comments to the appropriate person found in the Contact us area of this Site.