Gown and Gavel Academic Advisors Inc.
Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: June 24, 2019

Please read these terms and conditions (the “Terms”) for Gown and Gavel Academic Advisors Inc. (“G&G”) before using gownandgavel.com or any other website controlled by G&G (the “Site”), or purchasing any service or package from G&G. By using the Site, registering an account on the Site, or purchasing services from G&G, you agree to the Terms. If you do not agree to the Terms, please do not use the Site or purchase services from G&G.

If you are under the age of 18 you must review the Terms with your parent or legal guardian to ensure that they also agree to the Terms. The Terms are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of G&G, so please review the Terms for updates before using the Site or purchasing services from G&G.

Our Services and Service Materials

G&G offers certain services for purchase, including but not limited to Personal Statement Review, application form/OLSAS sketch review, Cover Letter Review, Resume Review, Mock Interview, Brainstorming Session, Job Search Strategy Session, Letters of Reference Advice, progress follow-up, Initial Consultation, Applicant Profile Assessment, Law School Admissions Assessment, profile enhancing recommendation, One-on-One Consultation and packages consisting of combinations thereof (collectively, the “Services”). 

G&G provides certain materials as part of its Services, including but are not limited to reviewed cover letters, resumes, personal statements, application forms, and OLSAS sketches, as well as Applicant Profile Assessments, Law School Admissions Assessments, and Admissions Action Plan, and emails containing written advice (collectively, the “Service Materials”).

We have Limited Liability

G&G does not guarantee acceptance into any school, articling program, or other employment. G&G is not liable for unsuccessful law school applications, interviews, or job applications of any kind. G&G is not affiliated with any law school, law firm, or other employer.

You are solely responsible for the content of any application materials or other supporting documents submitted to any school, law firm, or other employer. You are solely responsible for ensuring your application adheres to the application requirements, timelines, and rules of any school, law firm, or other employer. You are solely responsible for your performance during interviews with any school, law firm, or other employer. 

G&G is not liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage relating to the use of the Site, any Services, Service Materials, advice, or any other information contained on the Site. You agree to use our Site, Services, Service Materials, advice, and any other information contained on the Site  at your own risk. 

Your Purchases are Non-refundable Except in Certain Circumstances

All Services and Service Materials purchased from G&G are non-refundable except for in limited, specific circumstances as provided for in the Terms. G&G may offer a refund at its sole discretion if you send an email to info@gownandgavel.com within 24 hours of your purchase requesting a refund. 

Our Prices are in Canadian Dollars and Subject to Tax

All Services prices on the Site are listed in Canadian dollars and are subject to any applicable taxes. 

Our Services and Service Materials are Delivered Remotely

G&G will deliver all purchased Services and Service Materials remotely via internet or phone. G&G may deliver Services and Service Materials by email, client portal, phone, Zoom, or an alternative video messaging service where appropriate. G&G is not responsible for delivering any services in-person or by mail. You are solely responsible for ensuring your own access to email, client portal, phone, Zoom, or an alternative video messaging service. You are responsible for any fees associated with your internet and phone service.  

Delivery of Service Materials

G&G will deliver your purchased Service Materials within 7 days of you being matched with your G&G advisor, except where you have purchased a package of Services which includes additional reviews of a document, in which case, G&G will deliver the additional Service Materials within 7 days of you submitting the required document for further review. You agree that you are solely responsible for providing G&G with the information and documents necessary for G&G to deliver your Services and Service Materials. You agree to provide the necessary information to G&G by email to your G&G advisor, or by client portal where applicable. 

G&G will provide you with a refund for purchased Service Materials if: 1) you submitted all documents necessary for G&G to deliver your Services, 2) G&G cannot deliver the Service Materials within the above-stated timelines due to circumstances in its control, and 3) no work has been performed by G&G towards the Service Material. 

Scheduling Appointment Services 

Certain Services require you and your G&G advisor to meet remotely at a specific time, these include but are not limited to, Initial Consultation, One-on-One Consultation, Job Search Strategy Session, progress follow-up, Brainstorming Session, and Mock Interview (collectively, the “Appointment Services”). 

All Appointment Services are subject to the availability of your G&G advisor. G&G will provide you with a refund if: 1) G&G cannot fulfill your meeting request due to circumstances in its control, 2) no suitable alternative meeting time is available, and 3) no work has been performed by G&G in preparation for the appointment.

You agree to be available for your Appointment Service at the scheduled time, and with reliable access to a phone, Zoom, or an alternative video messaging service. You are not entitled to a refund if you fail to attend your Appointment Service at the scheduled time, or if your Appointment Service is incomplete or cancelled due to technical difficulties on your end. 

G&G may allow you to reschedule your Appointment Service if you send an email request to info@gownandgavel.com no later than 48 hours before your scheduled meeting time. If you need to reschedule your Appointment Service within 48 hours of the scheduled meeting time, you agree to pay a rescheduling fee of $80 CAD. 

Your Documents

Any documents or data you choose to upload to G&G’s Client Portal or send to G&G by email are not reviewed or pre-screened by G&G. You are responsible for uploading or emailing G&G the correct documents or data necessary for G&G to deliver your purchased Services. You grant G&G a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use your uploaded or emailed documents or data for the purpose of delivering G&G’s services. 

Use Our Site for Personal Use Only

You agree to use the Site for personal, non-commercial purposes only. You agree not to reproduce, share, modify, sell, or distribute Site content for any purpose whatsoever. You agree to use the Site for lawful purposes only. You agree not to use the Site for market-research purposes or to solicit any of G&G’s employees, contractors, or advisors for outside work or employment of any kind. 

You agree to use the Services and Service Materials for personal, non-commercial purposes only. You agree not to reproduce, share, modify, sell or distribute the Services and Service Materials for any purpose whatsoever except for use in your personal school or employment applications, and at your own risk.

Do Not Infringe Our Intellectual Property Rights

All content, terms, names, logos, and trademarks on the Site or distributed to you by G&G, including but not limited to as part of the Services and Service Materials,  are the intellectual property of G&G. G&G reserves all such intellectual property rights. You agree not to copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, share, or modify any content, terms, names, logos, or trademarks of G&G by any means whatsoever, except with the express written permission of G&G. Nothing on the Site or in the Terms grants you an implied license or right to any content, terms, names, logos, or trademarks of G&G whatsoever. 

We can Terminate your Access to the Site

G&G may terminate or restrict your access to the Site, including but not limited to deleting your registered client portal account and any information contained therein, at its sole discretion and without notice. Any breach of the Terms automatically terminates your use of the Site.   

You Agree to Be Contacted by Phone or Email

By providing G&G with your phone number, you agree to receive phone calls and text messages from G&G. By Providing G&G with your email you agree to receive emails from G&G, including but not limited to promotional emails advertising G&G Services and events. 

We can make changes to the Site, Services, and Service Materials

G&G may, at its sole discretion and without notice, add, remove, revise, or otherwise make changes to the Site, Services, and Service Materials. This includes but is not limited to adding, removing, and making changes to the price and features of Services and Service Materials. 

We are Not Responsible for Third Party Links

G&G is not responsible for any third-party sites linked to on the Site. G&G does not make any warranties or representations regarding the products or services available on other sites. G&G is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of the information contained on third-party sites. You are solely responsible for reading the policies of any third-party websites.

You Agree to Our Privacy Policy

You agree to the G&G Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at https://gownandgavel.com/privacy-policy.

You Are Responsible for your Client Portal

G&G provides certain clients access to a password-protected client portal. You are solely responsible for protecting your password and preventing the unauthorized use of your client portal. You must only ever use your own client portal, and must not provide anyone else access to your client portal. It is your sole responsibility to inform G&G of any unauthorized use of your client portal.

We are Not Liable for Any Use of, or Inability to Access the Site

G&G does not guarantee that the Site, including but not limited to the Services and client portal, will be accessible. G&G is not liable for any losses or damages whatsoever arising in any way from your use of, or inability to access the Site, Services, or client portal.  

We Do Not Make Any Warranties or Representations

G&G does not make any warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

You Agree to Indemnify Us

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless G&G including any and all officers, directors, shareholders, employees, or contractors from all claims and or expenses which may arise from your use of the Site. 

You Agree to Dispute Resolution

In the event of a dispute arising from the Terms, you and G&G agree to participate in binding, confidential arbitration before an arbitrator in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The decision of the arbitrator will be final and confidential. This clause does not apply to the enforcement of intellectual property rights or privacy matters. 

You agree to waive your right to participate in a class action proceeding of any kind against G&G. 

The Law of BC, Canada Applies

The Terms are governed by the laws of Canada and the laws of the province of British Columbia. 

How to Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the Terms you can contact G&G:

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