Please read these Conditions of use ("terms") carefully before using this website. Accessing, browsing or using this website is a privilege subject to the following Terms and indicates your agreement and acceptance of these Terms. By using this website you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the following terms.
IAO maintains standards of the highest order and accredits institutes after extensive evaluation of different factors, including:
- Financial Assistance
- Demand in the Job Market
- Foreign Students
- Number of Programs
The awarding of "IAO Accredited" status is dependent upon the approval of the institute by the IAO Accreditation Committee. Once the Accreditation Committee sends its approval, an electronic document is sent to the institute that contains the institute's Points Profile Score. The document also includes a consultancy report that identifies areas that can be improved and lead to a better Points Profile Score. Printed certificates of accreditation are shipped to the institute within 10 business days.
Usage of Site Content
As our policies are subject to change without notice, it is recommended that the customers go through the policy each time they visit the site.
The company gathers navigational information about where visitors go on the website and information about the technical efficiencies of our website and service (i.e. time to connect and time to download pages). This information allows us to see which areas of our website are most visited and helps us understand our customers better. This also helps us improve the quality of those sites which are lacking in some way or the other. Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, written and other materials that are part of this site (collectively, the "Contents") are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual property owned, controlled or licensed by the company.
The customers may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable materials displayed on the site for their personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to the customer as a result of any such downloading or copying. The customer may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivatives, sell or participate in any sale or exploitation of the site, its content, or any related software.
All content that is included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of IAO or its content suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content at this site is the exclusive property of this company and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used at this site is the property of this company or its software suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The trademark names used within our sites are the property of their respective company or its subsidiaries and cannot be used in connection with any product or service that is not part of that company.
Modification & Severability of Site Policies
We suggest all customers to our site review all other policies posted here. These policies also govern visits to our site. The Company reserves the right to make changes to our site, to our policies, and to these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
We guarantee a full refund in case an institute is dissatisfied by IAO's accreditation. The refund can be claimed within 30 days of receiving the printed certificates of accreditation.
Your IAO Account
The use of individual customer accounts is solely the responsibility of the user in terms of maintaining the confidentiality of their own account and password and for restricting access to their computer. As such, the customer agrees to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under "your account" or "password."
Customers agree that in no event shall the company be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special and exemplary damages, or any damages whatsoever, arising from the use, misuse, (or inability to use) or performance of this web site or services provided or offered by any means, even if the company has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Customers further agree that in no event, shall any liability to the company as the result of the agreement, or other circumstances involving them and the company exceed the fee which has been paid up to the time during which any claim deriving liability may arise.
The information collected by our company includes each client's name, e-mail and snail mail addresses, phone number, and credit card number. This information is provided by the client while transacting online or when the client saves information with our company. We may also use the e-mail addresses or snail mail addresses we receive through our mailing system when comments, queries, etc. are sent to us. Our company may acquire names and e-mail or snail mail addresses from third parties for select mailings.
The information we collect is used in many ways. Our customer services representatives may contact clients via phone, snail-mail or e-mail if required. As a client, one might also receive updates regarding our site and services. In addition, we may also use the information to help our company improve our service and accreditation process.
Clients can access their registered accounts on the website by signing in on our homepage. Once signed in, each client has access to the information he or she has already submitted to us.
Information of Consultants and Affiliates
Information shared by IAO's memberships, alliances, chapters, evaluation commission and accredited institutes can be used by IAO to be featured on its website and print collateral in good spirit. However, in case the affiliation no longer exists or on special request, featured information will be removed from the website within 15 days and from print collaterals when the next printing batch of publications is scheduled.
You agree that IAO is not liable for any correspondence from email address(es) other than the ones followed by our own domain i.e. "…@iao.org" or/and any toll free number that is not mentioned on our website. IAO should not be held responsible for any damage(s) caused by such correspondence. We only take responsibility of any communication through email address(es) under our own domain name or/and via toll free number i.e. already mentioned on IAO's Website.
The logo, name, graphics and videos of IAO and its products and services are the trademarks of IAO. All other company names, brand names, trademarks and logos mentioned on this website are the property of their respective owners and do not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by IAO and do not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of IAO by the respective trademark owner.