Terms of Use

Last updated: October 15, 2021

Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms”, “Terms of Use”) carefully before using the http://advantagenotarytraining.com website (the “Service”) operated by Bernal UnLimited (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service.

Purchases

If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the Service (“Purchase”), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Purchase including, without limitation, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, and your billing address.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the legal right to use any credit card(s) or other payment method(s) in connection with any Purchase; and that (ii) the information you supply to us is true, correct, and complete.

The service may employ the use of third-party services for the purpose of facilitating payment and the completion of Purchases. By submitting your information, you grant us the right to provide the information to these third parties subject to our Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order at any time for reasons including, but not limited to, product or service availability, errors in the description or price of the product or service, error in your order or other reasons.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order if fraud or an unauthorized or illegal transaction is suspected.

Course Duration

All standard course enrollments are 30 calendar days in duration, starting from the date of course purchase.

Declaration of Course Completion

A Proof of Course Completion certificate can only be provided following your completion of the Declaration of Course Completion form. The form is only available during a paid enrollment period. Requests to access the Declaration of Course Completion form outside of your initial 30-day enrollment period or paid 30-day enrollment extension period(s) will not be granted.

Declaration of Course Completion requirements are clearly stated throughout the course and on the Declaration form itself. It is your responsibility to, within your 30-day enrollment period or paid 30-day enrollment extension period:

  • Follow the Declaration of Course Completion instructions
  • Submit an accurate Declaration of Course Completion
  • Confirm that you received a Submission Confirmation Number

Proof of Course Completion & Expedited Processing

After successfully completing your course and submitting an accurate Declaration of Course Completion document, you will receive the Secretary of State-required Proof of Course Completion. The Proof of Course Completion will be processed within 24 hours and delivered to you via email. On the Declaration of Course Completion form, an expedited 12-hour processing option is available for a fee.

A Proof of Course Completion is considered “provided” or “delivered” the moment it leaves our email or processor servers regardless of the time it is received by your email server.

It is your responsibility to ensure the information you provide on the Declaration of Course Completion form is true and accurate. The Service will not be liable for any delays caused by incorrect, incomplete, or unprocessable information you provide on the form. The Service will not be liable for any Proof of Course Completion document deemed by the California Secretary of State to be unacceptable or inadmissible due to incorrect, incomplete, or unprocessable information you provide on the Declaration of Course Completion form.

Course Transfers & Course Enrollment Errors

We will not transfer a student from one course to another. It is your responsibility to ensure you are enrolled in the proper course.

We are in no way responsible for confirming the validity or active state of a notary commission, nor the accuracy of a chosen course. This applies to both 3-hour and 6-hour course students.

Refunds

See the Refund Policy page for details.

Pass the Test Promise

Pass the Test Promise is not a guarantee of state exam fitness or results. Pass the Test Promise is a courtesy-based extension of study time. If you do not pass the state exam on the first attempt following the completion of an Advantage Online Notary Training course, you may request a one-time 30-day, no-cost, supplemental study extension.

To request a Pass the Test Promise study-time extension, you must email Student Services with your request and include a copy of your state exam results letter.

A Pass the Test Promise coupon code entitles you to 30 days of free supplemental course access. Pass the Test Promise coupon codes must be activated/used within one year of issue. The 30 days of supplemental course access begins on the day you activate the coupon.

Requirements to qualify:

  • You must be in good standing with Advantage Online Notary Training
  • You must have completed all course lessons, submitted a Declaration of Course Completion, and received a Proof of Course Completion from the Service prior to sitting for the state exam
  • You must have sat for the state exam within 60 days of receiving your Proof of Course Completion from the Service
  • You cannot have received a Pass the Test Promise extension within the previous 24 months

Tutoring Assistance Not Included

The Service is an independent study program. It is, therefore, expected that students who choose this learning method possess strong critical thinking, analysis, and comprehension skills. As such, enrollment fees do not include tutoring, instructor office hourse, live course-content Q&A sessions, nor course-content Q&A sessions via email. Therefore, Service staff will not provide support for requests regarding additional examples not found in the course content, or requests for further explanation of laws, acts, concepts or other content.

Medical-Related Enrollment Modification Requests

Illness, surgery, a positive COVID-19 test, coronavirus-related quarantine, or other medical episodes of a student, their family member, their friend, a member of their domestic group, or other relation is not grounds for enrollment modification or refund.

Due to HIPAA regulations, there is no reasonable way for this Service to confirm the validity of a student’s claim of an illness, COVID-19 diagnosis, or forced quarantine. Therefore, any request for a free or reduced-cost enrollment renewal; free or reduced-cost enrollment extension; full or partial refund; or other enrollment or fee modification due to a claim of illness, surgery, COVID-19 infection, coronavirus-related quarantine, or other medical episodes will be denied.

Course Progress Data Retention

Following your enrollment period, all course progress, quiz scores, exam scores, and accrued time on the study-timer clock (collectively “Course Progress Date”) will be maintained in your profile for a period of 12 months. After 12 months without an enrollment extension or enrollment renewal, all Course Progress Data will be deleted. Data deletion cannot be reversed.

If you re-enroll following Course Progress Data deletion, you will be starting the course from Lesson 1 with the study-timer clock starting at zero minutes.

Contacting Student Services

During and following a student’s enrollment period, unless instructed otherwise, all communication must first be sent to the Student Services email address as instructed in the Welcome lesson of the student’s course. This can be done via direct email or via the Student Services Contact Form available upon login. By utilizing the public Contact page of this site or any other email address without prior written authorization, the student is not guaranteed a reply. We will not be held responsible for any unanswered emails or messages nor for any adverse consequences or actions that result from a student not utilizing the Student Services email address during or following their enrollment period.

Communication Code of Conduct

We expect that you will respect Service staff. Do not send them or the Service abusive, harassing, vulgar, slanderous, or hateful email or messages. Such actions will result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination of Service and a Service access ban. Service termination and ban will each occur without benefit of a refund in whole or in part. What constitutes a violation of this policy will be determined at our sole discretion.

Availability, Errors, and Inaccuracies

We are constantly updating product and service offerings on the Service. We may experience delays in updating information on the Service and in our advertising on other websites.

We, therefore, reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.

Accounts

When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are above the age of 18 and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Service.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you, without appropriate authorization. You may not use as a username any name that is offensive, vulgar, or obscene.

We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in our sole discretion.

Regular Maintenance and Site Down Time

Regular maintenance is required for the health of a website and the safety of its data. Expect maintenance to be performed on this website on the 15th of each month. If the 15th of the month occurs on a “standard” workday (Monday – Friday, excluding state and federal holidays), maintenance will be performed before 8:00am PT or after 5:00pm PT.
During a maintenance period, the website will be unavailable for use.

Average downtime will be 2 hours but may be longer, as needed. If you are logged in to your account when maintenance begins, you will be automatically logged out. Please plan accordingly. You are not entitled to a refund or compensation for the time the website is down for regular maintenance.

Intellectual Property

The Service and its original content, features, and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Bernal UnLimited and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Bernal UnLimited.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Bernal UnLimited.

Bernal UnLimited has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

You acknowledge and agree that Bernal UnLimited shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such third-party websites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.

If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Bernal UnLimited and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, by you or any person using your account or password, or b) a breach of these Terms.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Bernal UnLimited, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

Disclaimer

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

Bernal UnLimited its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure, or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

Exclusions

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of California, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.

Changes to These Terms of Use

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material, we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms and are not a current or former student, please contact us via the Contact link on this website. If you are currently or have previously been enrolled with Us, please send your question to the Student Services email address provided in your course.