https://www.uworld.com (collectively the "services"),
Scope of This Agreement
In this agreement, "you" or "your" means any individual or entity, in one or more capacities described above, subscribing to the services (a "subscriber") or using the services (a "user"). Unless otherwise stated, "UWorld," "we," "us," or "our" means UWorld, LLC.
This agreement, along with any other written agreements that you have entered into with UWorld with respect to the services and your subscription, constitutes the entire understanding between you and UWorld with respect to the subject matter hereof.
All other prior representations, statements, and undertakings, whether oral or written, are hereby expressly superseded and canceled.
https://www.uworld.com (our "site").
We may amend this agreement from time to time by posting the amended terms on our site.
PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBSCRIBING TO OUR SERVICES.
In order to subscribe to, or to use, UWorld services, you must:
- Be an individual at least 13 years of age or older, and
- Have the power and authority to enter into binding agreements with us without restriction under applicable law
or be using the services under a subscription purchased by a subscriber with such power and authority.
You must not subscribe to, or use, UWorld services if you are doing so for the benefit of a competitor.
You must also use a UWorld-recommended version of an operating system, Internet browser, and any other required software to access UWorld content (the "licensed materials") as specified in our
System Requirements at our site.
Our System Requirements are updated from time to time to account for advancements in technology.
UWorld reserves the right to discontinue support for any system or device at any time.
Compensation will not be provided for your inability to use or access the services on discontinued or unsupported systems or devices.
Finally, in accordance with the current United States export restrictions,
the UWorld software may be used by individuals and entities throughout the world except those in the following embargoed countries and regions: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine.
If you reside in one of these countries or regions, you may not purchase a subscription to, or use, the UWorld software.
Grant of License
In consideration of, and subject to, payment of the appropriate subscription fee for the services to which you subscribe, and your agreement to,
and compliance with, the terms and conditions in this agreement, UWorld grants to you a non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable, non-transferable license and
right to use and access the licensed materials from multiple devices and locations with nonconcurrent log-on access.
The term "software" includes all UWorld products, features, applications, services, technologies, and software.
The UWorld software is designed to work with systems that meet our System Requirements.
Any attempt to use the UWorld software on systems that do not meet those requirements constitutes a violation of this agreement
and might result in unexpected behavior and consequences, for which UWorld shall not be held responsible or liable for any damages.
The UWorld software is designed to access your computer system's clipboard during use.
While a test is in progress, the UWorld software may disable all clipboard functions of your computer system (including copy-paste-print and save-to-disk functions).
The UWorld software may monitor all processes on your computer to determine whether there are any applications that could be used (intentionally or unintentionally) to copy UWorld materials.
Use of such applications simultaneously with the UWorld software may violate this agreement. When such an application is found by UWorld, in its sole discretion, to be active on a user's device,
the administrator will be notified of the application name. UWorld will make a reasonable effort to notify the user with instructions to disable it.
In addition, UWorld reserves the right to disable the launch of any test or take other actions if any such application is found to be active on the user's device.
The user may not be able to switch between applications when UWorld software is running. You understand and acknowledge this disabled function as part of the subscription terms.
UWorld may discontinue or reintroduce the above-mentioned functionality at any time at its sole discretion.
The content presented in the self-assessment examination serves as an educational tool only for students and graduates.
The Assessment Score is calculated by UWorld based on its own proprietary algorithm. The Assessment Score is not intended to predict your score on the actual exam,
but it is designed for instructional purposes to help you evaluate your level of preparedness
and to assist you in assessing your relative strengths and weaknesses in the various subject matter areas covered by the exam.
UWorld will always keep your account and self-assessment exam performance results confidential
and will not provide such information to third parties without your written consent. However, if an educational or other
institution (e.g., a law firm, medical school, residency program) pays for the services and requests the performance results from UWorld, then that
institution will have access to your results.
The UWorld Computer-based Case Simulation (CCS) software reflects as much as possible the exam experience used by the official exam entity.
However, it is important to understand that we have no affiliation with any of those entities.
Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the UWorld case scenarios and software will respond to the actions of test-takers in an identical manner to the official exams.
The UWorld software has been tested with a wide range of computer configurations;
however, due to the rapidly evolving computer industry and unpredictability of various factors affecting computer systems,
UWorld does not guarantee the predictable behavior of the UWorld software or the functionality of the UWorld software on every computer configuration.
You recognize all of the above terms and accept that the use of the UWorld software on your system is done solely at your own risk.
Access via Mobile Devices
Access to QBank and Self-Assessment Exam services via certain mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, tablet computers) is provided as an additional feature on some of our services, but it is not intended to be a replacement for computer access.
UWorld, at its sole discretion, may choose to discontinue offering access via any or all mobile devices at any time with or without notice, reason, or explanation.
To install and use any of our software or apps, you must have a compatible device that meets all of the
System Requirements found at our site.
"Jailbroken" or "rooted" devices are not supported.
(Jailbroken and rooted devices refer to any devices that do not have the operating system of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and
any devices that have operating systems that have been modified in a manner not approved or supported by the OEM). You will not attempt
to install or use the UWorld software on any jailbroken or rooted device. Further, any attempt to install or use the software on a jailbroken
or rooted device will constitute a violation of this agreement and may result in account termination, without refund, at the sole discretion of UWorld.
You agree that UWorld shall not be held liable for any damage to your mobile devices or operating systems,
or any data loss resulting from the direct or indirect installation or use of the UWorld software.
No refund or cancellation will be honored due to your inability to install or use the UWorld software on any mobile device
(regardless of whether or not the device meets the minimum System Requirements found at our site).
An Internet connection is required while the UWorld software is in use, and a Wi-Fi Internet
connection with an unlimited data plan is highly recommended (both unlimited upload and unlimited download).
Use of a fixed data plan, limited data plan, or any other pay-per-use data plan for an Internet connection is not recommended.
If you use a fixed, limited, or pay-per-use data plan, you will be solely responsible for any data charges incurred.
You agree that UWorld shall not be held liable for any data charges, overage fees, or any other miscellaneous fees or costs that result, directly or
indirectly, from using the UWorld software on your devices, including in the event of UWorld software malfunction.
It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your mobile device is appropriately used and safeguarded.
If your device is lost or stolen, you must notify UWorld immediately so that we may disable access to the account.
You will be fully liable for any damages directly or indirectly resulting from any violations of this agreement.
Access to Content
You are allowed to use the licensed materials for the specific materials to which you have subscribed.
Each material has its own subscription fees and duration.
You are not allowed to access the content of materials that you have not subscribed to
(e.g., subscribing to Step 2 CS does not mean that you will have access to other materials like Step 2 CK and Step 3;
subscribing to the SAT materials does not mean that you will have access to the MCAT materials).
UWorld products are intended for individual self-study and exam preparation and are sold in the form of subscriptions.
The products are designed to facilitate careful review by users of all content contained within the subscriptions to deliver maximum benefit and
optimal study experience to our users with a usage pattern of at least 90% of regular users of any particular subscription (hereafter also referred to as "normal"
product usage). Normal product usage does not include rapid creation of multiple tests without reasonable time for completion,
usage of the entire subscription more than 2.5 times (i.e., usage of every question contained in the QBank at least twice,
with up to half of the questions in the QBank being used as many as three times),
creation of more than 200 tests during a single pass through of the subscription (i.e., usage of every question contained in the subscription without any reset),
or usage which is suspected to be shared between multiple users on the same device or network.
Usage of UWorld subscriptions that is determined not to fall under reasonable use may result in action taken against the account,
at UWorld's sole discretion. Subscription utilization that is indicative of, or arising from, impermissible business, multiple users,
community use, or fraudulent use may result in suspension or termination of the subscription in question.
UWorld may contact any subscriber or user at any time to request clarification of a usage pattern that is suspected of unreasonable use.
Most of the information collected in the registration process will be used to process orders.
During the order process, you will have to provide financial information such as your credit/debit card number, expiration date, CVV2 code, payee name, and
billing address. This information is used for billing purposes and to fulfill your order.
To properly process your credit/debit card information, we must share your personal and financial information with the merchant bank for authorization and
approval. This process is protected by an enhanced security system. We do not share your personal and financial information with any other third parties
When you attempt a transaction on our website, the card processor verifies available funds by placing a hold, or pending charge,
in the amount of the intended transaction against your card. The card processor then confirms the accuracy of your remaining information
(e.g., your address, CVV2 Code, expiration date, etc.) before processing the transaction. If you enter an incorrect address or other associated detail,
then the transaction is declined. This is NOT a situation unique to this website; it is how virtually all online transactions are handled.
Typically, it takes the card-issuing bank 2–5 days to clear associated pending charges resulting from failed/declined attempts.
We charge for each successful transaction attempt, provide a confirmation on our website, and send a confirmation email to the registered email address.
You can also log in to your account on our website and click "Billing" to retrieve a copy of your payment receipt.
Except as otherwise provided in this agreement or at the sole discretion of UWorld, no refunds, cancellations, or changes to subscriptions will be allowed.
UWorld reserves the right to refuse a refund if the subscriber or user is found to be in violation of this agreement or acting against UWorld's interest.
Member Account/Password and Security
You must complete UWorld's registration process in order to subscribe to and use the services by providing us with current,
complete, and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form.
You are responsible for the accuracy of the data provided and may update your profile data to reflect the most accurate current information.
You will also choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for any and
all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify UWorld immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.
UWorld shall not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.
However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by UWorld or another party due to someone else using your account or password.
The licensed materials, including all intellectual property rights in and to the licensed
materials (such as copyright), are the sole and exclusive property of UWorld and its licensors.
You have no rights in or to the licensed materials, but you are entitled to use them according to the terms of this agreement.
You have the right to use and access the licensed materials for the courses and materials you have subscribed to for the duration of your subscription period
unless an interval of maintenance downtime has been scheduled. The licensed materials will be provided as described in the respective product descriptions
and may change, at UWorld’s sole discretion, during the course of a subscription period.
For QBank and similar products, the number of questions may vary during the subscription term based on content changes and updates.
However, QBank subscriptions will always have a minimum number of active questions, as described in the corresponding product descriptions.
The subscription period will start immediately after your activation unless you notify UWorld of a desired later start date before using any of the
licensed materials. Subscriptions cannot be suspended temporarily and reactivated at a later date.
You must use the course material within the subscription period, and no free extensions are offered in exchange for any unused time.
At the end of your subscription period, your right to use and access the licensed materials will expire automatically
unless you renew under UWorld's then-current terms and conditions.
A renewal will allow you to access existing QBank test information for an extended preset period.
Renewals are offered as a continuation of the current subscription period but not for later use after the term has expired.
You must renew the subscription prior to its expiration date. A renewal will be provided only for the course subscribed.
Some courses are offered as a combination package, and renewal will only be permitted for individual courses in the package
but not for the original combined package. This agreement and your right to use the licensed materials will also terminate at
UWorld's sole discretion if you fail to comply with any terms or conditions in this agreement.
The QBank test information will not be reset (deletion of test/performance/usage information) during the subscription period unless it meets
the eligibility criteria described below.
A QBank reset option may be available for eligible products.
If the option is available, it is based on the continuous duration (without any intermediate breaks) of a currently active subscription and
does not take previous subscriptions into account. A reset is a permanent and irreversible purge (deletion) of all your test and
performance data from our system. You may perform a reset directly from your account on our website.
This option is available for eligible products only under the following circumstances:
- Purchase of a new subscription: You purchased a brand-new subscription (i.e., your previous
subscription expired, and you did not renew) and still have the old information in your new QBank, or
- Continuous subscription for 180 days or more without a reset: For users who have subscribed
to a particular course for 180 days or more, without interruption, and whose subscription has never been reset, we provide a
one-time-only opportunity to reset the test information/QBank.
Renewal of an active subscription does NOT qualify as a new subscription purchase.
An eligible QBank subscription can be reset only once during its active period.
Once it has been reset, another reset is not possible, regardless of the remaining subscription time or purchase of a renewal.
UWorld is committed to ensuring that we provide access to our electronic and information technologies, learning platform, and
content made available through our online applications for users with disabilities.
We make reasonable efforts to follow the guidelines put forth by the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (Level AA)
in accordance with section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to provide accessible products and user experiences for all users.
in our online applications as well as device-independent event handlers.
We have taken steps to make our product reasonably accessible, including adjustable font sizes and colors, background brightness and contrast settings,
and ongoing improvements to offer voiceovers and closed captions for any video content.
We test with popular browsers and eReader services but cannot cover all custom platforms.
We hope to provide a consistent user experience (subject to certain limitations) across devices, regardless of input tools.
If you are enrolled in UWorld's products and have any questions, comments, or suggestions on web accessibility issues relating to our website
or mobile apps, please contact us to initiate our accommodation request process as follows:
Please complete the Request Form and send it:
Once your request form is received, UWorld will send you a confirmation email.
We may request additional information or documentation to better understand your request.
Please be sure to include your contact information in your request form.
After your request has been processed, we will notify you and provide any information that you will need.
Please note that UWorld does not make arrangements on your behalf with the test administrator for the official exam you are seeking to take.
Please consult with the individual test administrator on how to apply.
Search Engines and Web Crawlers
The information that is posted on UWorld Forums is routinely indexed by search engines and web crawlers (like Google, MSN, Yahoo, etc.).
Therefore, when an online search is conducted, the information posted might appear in search results.
If you do not wish for your posting to be made publicly available or indexed by third-party search engines, then do not make a post on our forums.
Linked Internet Sites
UWorld is not responsible for the content available on any other Internet sites linked to the site. Accessing other Internet sites linked to the site is at your own risk.
You may link to the home page of our website as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light.
UWorld is under no obligation to review any messages, information, or content ("postings") posted on the site by users and shall not be responsible for,
or liable relating to, any such postings. Notwithstanding the above, UWorld may from time to time review the postings on the site and may decline to accept
and/or remove any postings, including the following:
Any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racial, ethnic, or
otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense,
give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law
- Advertisements or solicitations of any kind
- Messages posted by users impersonating others
- Personal information such as messages which state phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references
- Messages by non-spokesperson employees of UWorld purporting to speak on behalf of UWorld
- Messages that offer unauthorized download of any copyrighted or private information
- Multiple messages placed within individual folders by the same user restating the same point
Printing and Downloading
You may print only that portion of the UWorld materials where UWorld specifically provides a print icon, Print ,
from the most current database version solely for your personal educational use and only if you include a source reference to UWorld and its copyright notice.
UWorld reserves the right to restrict the printing of any licensed materials. Except as provided in this agreement, you may not print the licensed materials.
You may download only those UWorld materials where UWorld specifically provides a download icon, ,
from the most current database version solely for your personal educational use and only if you do not remove any source reference to
UWorld or its copyright notice. UWorld reserves the right to restrict the downloading of any licensed materials. Except as provided in this agreement,
you may not download any licensed materials.
While you are using the services, you shall not copy, or attempt in any way to copy, or capture the contents of any screen
(including via any OEM-provided functionality or third-party applications), or upload UWorld materials to any other application.
UWorld reserves the right to disable your account without refund if you copy or attempt to copy, screen shot, or reproduce any UWorld copyrighted content.
If you copy or attempt to copy any UWorld copyrighted content for commercial use, then we reserve the right to pursue any and all legal remedies available to us.
You shall not reverse engineer or modify any of the licensed materials.
No part of the licensed materials may be copied, printed, or reproduced for resale or other commercial use or offered for sale or reproduced on any
bulletin boards, websites, discussion forums, Internet domains, or online chat rooms. You shall not use any device, software, or routine to
interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activity being conducted at the site. You shall not disclose or share your
password with any third parties or use your password for any unauthorized purpose.
You shall not sublicense, assign, share, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise transfer your right to use the licensed materials.
All accounts at UWorld are monitored for multiple logins and other potential violations.
If UWorld believes that an account is being used by multiple users at the same time,
UWorld reserves the right to terminate that account without any notice or refund, at its sole discretion.
We also retain the right to sue on grounds of breach of contract. Therefore, please do not disclose your account details to anyone else.
None of the following trademarks displayed on the site are property of UWorld:
- ACT® is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.
- AICPA® is a registered trademark of the American Institute of CPAs.
- CFA Institute®, CFA®, and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.
- MCAT® is a registered trademark of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
- NAPLEX® and MPJE® are registered trademarks of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
- NCBE, MBE, MPRE, UBE, MEE, and MPT are marks of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
- NCLEX-RN™ and NCLEX-PN™ are registered trademarks of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN®).
- SAT® is a registered trademark of the College Board.
- The United States Medical Licensing Examination™ (USMLE™) is a joint program of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).
The other trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the site are the property of UWorld.
Users are prohibited from using any UWorld marks without the written permission and consent of UWorld.
All content on the site is protected by copyright.
UWorld is a commercial educational service provider for individuals who are preparing for various college readiness, professional, and other exams.
UWorld is in no way affiliated with any of the following organizations:
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
- College Board
- Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
- National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
- National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
- National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE)
- National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN)
- State bar associations
- Any other official organization related to any of the foregoing
UWorld is a CFA Institute Prep Provider. Only CFA Institute Prep Providers are permitted to use CFA Institute copyrighted materials,
which are the building blocks of the exam. We are also required to update our materials every year, and this update is validated by CFA Institute.
CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the product and services offered by UWorld.
UWORLD PROVIDES ITS SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY.
WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
UWorld does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or
statement made through the site by any party other than UWorld.
Other than as required under consumer-protection law, under no circumstance shall UWorld be liable for any loss or
damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness,
or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the site. Please seek the advice of professionals,
as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice, or other content.
UWorld materials are for educational and instructional purposes only and do not constitute medical, financial, or legal advice.
UWorld materials are not a substitute for the exercise of professional care and judgement. For example, UWorld materials are not a substitute for
(i) individual patient assessment based upon the healthcare provider's examination of each patient and consideration of laboratory data and
other factors unique to the patient or (ii) individual legal advice provided by a lawyer to a client.
UWorld reserves the right to withdraw subscriptions and the complete site if necessary.
If this ever becomes necessary, you will only pay for the time of your subscription that has elapsed (on a pro rata basis).
UWorld shall use reasonable efforts to rectify any error that occurs on its site but does not guarantee access to the site in case of software errors,
viruses, or other natural or technical catastrophes that cannot be repaired in spite of a reasonable effort.
UWorld shall use reasonable efforts to keep its site online.
You understand that scheduled maintenance and problems out of the control of UWorld can cause the site to be temporarily unavailable.
Limitation of Liability
UWORLD SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL,
INCIDENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH,
ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE, OUR SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF UWORLD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING LIABILITY
ASSOCIATED WITH ANY MALPRACTICE OR VIRUSES THAT MAY IINFECT A USER’S COMPUTER EQUIPMENT.
UWORLD’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH, YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE,
OUR SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE),
SHALL NOT EXCEED YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FEE.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless UWorld and its members, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors,
and licensors from and against any and all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, that arise from your
violation of any of the terms or conditions of this agreement.
Confidentiality of Communications
Except as required by law, UWorld will maintain the confidentiality of all user communications,
which contain personal user information and are transmitted directly to UWorld.
Your postings in any public forum or arena, such as a message board or a chat room, will not be protected as confidential,
and UWorld may use and disclose the information contained in any such postings (including any ideas, concepts, know-how,
or other intellectual property) for any purpose deemed appropriate by UWorld.
This agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the state of Texas in the United States of America,
without respect to the conflict of laws principles of the State of Texas. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall
lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within Dallas, Texas, in the United States of America. If any provision of this
agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the
validity of the remaining provisions of this agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
No waiver of any term of this agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.
If you breach any term of this agreement, UWorld may, at its sole discretion, terminate this agreement, your access to the site,
and its provision of services to you without refund. UWorld reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for such breaches.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), UWorld encourages all copyright infringement claims to be made in writing.
Any registered user or visitor to the UWorld website who believes they are a victim of copyright infringement should notify the
UWorld DMCA agent immediately.
If you are the copyright owner or an agent acting on behalf of the copyright owner,
please provide us with the following information:
- A description of the alleged copyright infringement material.
- Any information that can assist UWorld agents in properly pinpointing the information,
including the infringer's user ID, page URL, date of posting, etc.
- Detailed contact information, including your full name, address, email, and telephone number.
- Include the following statement:
"I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not
authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
- Include the following statement:
"I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and
that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
Send the written communication to:
ATTN.: DMCA Agent
9111 Cypress Waters Blvd, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75019, USA
Or fax it to:
UWorld, General Counsel, DMCA Claims
If you have any questions regarding this agreement, you may contact us at any time.