This terms & conditions agreement covers International Media Group Holdings, LLC – IMG (mediagroupholdings.com) and its subsidiaries and affiliates websites including: International Center for Business Education –ICBE (tbd), and Global Entrepreneurship Initiative Nonprofit Association – GEI – (Geius.org) hereby referred to in the agreement below as IMG, ICBE, and GEI.
By viewing this site, purchasing a product or service, or providing personal information on this site you agree to the following:
Terms and Conditions
Payment of fees for services provided on the website(s) IMG – mediagroupholdings.com, ICBE – (tbd), or GEI – geius.org, licenses the purchaser to the services ordered from the website according to terms and conditions described below:
Tuition and fees are subject to change; however, the original tuition and fees at time of certificate candidacy remain in force for official certificate candidates who maintain continuous enrollment.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented on the website(s). However, all courses, instructor designations, locations, and fees for services described therein are subject to change or deletion without notice.
Education services offered do not, through their content, mode of presentation, or promotion, make promises – either explicit or implicit – of financial or business success, job placement or promotion, or physical or emotional cure. IMG, ICBE, and GEI promise only to present education services as described. Instructors, lecturers and participating organizations are made aware that the classroom may not be used as a forum for attracting clients for personal gain.
Many courses feature discount pricing through GEI membership. Promotional discounts, such as those provided by GEI, may be claimed at the time of enrollment and will apply to the course fee in effect at the time of enrollment. To claim a promotional discount, enter your promotion code on the website when prompted. To qualify for this discount, members must have “registered” their status with GEI before the time of fee payment.
Some of our courses and executive certificate programs are restricted, requiring you to apply for admission. The course or program description usually describes the minimum requirements for admission. To request permission, call the Registration Office at (347) 796-1253. If permission is granted, you will be contacted and provided with a code to return to the website and proceed with payment.
ICBE is the principal provider of education services through its website portal, the majority of ICBE courses are designed for the baccalaureate professional-level student. Enrollment is therefore normally reserved for adult students 18 years of age and older. ICBE may consent to enroll younger students based on special academic competence and approval of the instructor.
Certificate Courses Refund Policy
ICBE will honor refunds when accompanied by an official withdrawal form requested on or before the Final Refund Date for each class. Unless otherwise explicitly noted in the course listing, the last date for refund is until the end of the 5th business day after the course begins. For example, if a course begins on a Monday you will have until the end of business day on Friday to request a refund. Tuition is refundable minus a registration fee of $25, if students meet the aforementioned deadline. No refund requests will be accepted after the fifth business day from the course start date. Refund deadlines are posted in the academic calendar. Enrollments are nontransferable. If a certificate course is canceled students will receive a full refund. Refunds will be credited back in the form of original payment. Allow three business days for credit card refunds. ICBE does not accept cash as form of payment or issue cash refunds. Students who drop from a class on or prior to the final refund date may ask either to have funds held on account so that they may be applied to another class section, or refunded. Funds held in students’ account will be refunded after 180 days of account inactivity. The registration fee will be assessed whether you drop and request an immediate refund, or if you at a later date request a refund from funds held on account.
Seminars Refund Policy
Cancellation and refund requests for seminars must be received 24 hours prior to the seminar start time. Any cancellation or refund request not received within 24 hours of the seminar start time will not be honored. A refund will be issued minus the seminar registration fee of $45, if participant meets the aforementioned cancellation/refund deadline. Seminar registrations are nontransferable.
Self-Study Refund Policy
Self Study courses are licensed for purchase by module or by course (5 modules equal one course) and all content is accessible the day of account activation. Since they are not monitored by an instructor, they are considered delivered at time of purchase and therefore are non-refundable after your first login. Self-Study registrations are nontransferable.
Custom Programs Refund Policy
Custom Program courses are specifically designed for each client and licensed to be delivered within a certain time frame. A development fee is required to begin development which is non-refundable. The course fee is due at the time development is completed and is refundable under the following schedule: 6 weeks before start date 75% refund; 4 weeks before start date 50% refund; 2 weeks before start date 25% ; fees are non-refundable one week prior to the start date. Custom program fees are non-transferable.
To request a refund on or before the final refund date:
Fill out withdrawal form
IMG Holdings, LLC.
P.O. Box 989
Kannapolis, NC. 28082
Mailed requests will be considered only if the envelope is postmarked on or before the final refund date. All fees including certificate candidacy fees, graduation fees, course equivalency fees, replacement certificate fees, registration fees, and transcript fees are non-refundable.
If after the final refund date you believe that ICBE has failed to deliver education services according to these terms and conditions, we will review your claim. To be considered, claims must be in writing and received before the course end date. Send a letter describing your circumstance with all appropriate support documentation to the aforementioned address. ICBE will acknowledge receipt of all claims within 10 days of receipt.
Third Party Services
Global Entrepreneurship Initiative Nonprofit Association Membership Agreement
GEI membership dues are non-refundable. Discounts from third party providers are subject to change without notification. Third party suppliers can be added or deleted from the use of our membership base without prior notification.
Annual Membership Fee and Term
The annual Membership fee for a one-year term of Membership is currently $180. Membership fees are subject to taxation in accordance with applicable federal or state law. The annual Membership fee of $180 does not include applicable taxes. We may change the Membership fee at any time, but changes will apply only to new and renewal Memberships. The term for annual membership is one year from the date of enrollment. Membership fees are not refundable.
Quarterly Membership Fee and Term
The Quarterly Membership fee for a three month term of Membership is currently $60 for Individuals. Membership fees are subject to taxation in accordance with applicable federal or state law. The Quarterly Membership fee does not include applicable taxes. We may change the Membership fee at any time, but changes will apply only to new and renewal Memberships. The term for Quarterly Membership is three (3) months beginning on the date of your enrollment. Membership fees are not refundable.
You have the right to cancel your Membership at any time. Membership may be cancelled by you at any time prior to the expiration date of the Membership term. You can cancel Membership (i) by notifying Member Services by telephone, at 1-347-796-1253, or (ii) by electing to cancel your Membership through your authenticated GEI account. Membership dues are non-refundable.
We may terminate your Membership, including any associated accounts, without notice, for any reason in our sole discretion, including without limitation our belief that continued use of such Membership would violate any provisions of this Agreement, applicable law, or otherwise be harmful to our interests. In the event of any such termination, you will not be entitled to a refund of your Paid Membership fee.
We may terminate any or all of the benefits available under the GEI Membership Program at any time with or without notice. In the event of our termination of the GEI Membership Program, at our election we will either maintain your Membership benefits until expiration of the Membership current term or refund each Member a pro rata portion of the Paid Membership fee for the remaining portion of the current Paid Membership term.
GEI Student Membership
Student membership is available only on an annual basis. Student membership requires proof of valid student email account and proof of registration to become effective. Student membership is considered in an inactive status until validation is provided. Students will still receive benefits of membership while inactive; however, they will not be able to renew student membership without proof of registration and student email account. If your school or institution is an active member of GEI you may qualify for free student membership, check with your school to see if you qualify. Student memberships are designed for actively registered students who are non- professionals. Student memberships do not receive the same benefits as GEI Individual memberships – see membership page for a full list of student benefits. Member dues are non-refundable.
Student membership may be revoked or automatic renewal discontinued by reasons including but not limited to the following:
Student member becomes employed in a professional capacity (full or part-time)
Student drops below part-time enrollment or withdraws from educational institution
Student falsifies enrollment records or piggybacks off of actively enrolled student email account at educational institution
GEI Individual Memberships
Individual memberships are available on a quarterly or an annual basis. Annual members receive a free seminar. Free seminars may be restricted by geographic location or availability. Free seminars are non-transferable and carry no cash value. Free seminar expires on the date of your membership expiration and unused seminar does not carry over into a new membership. Discounts for resource affiliates are not guaranteed and may be added, changed, or deleted without notice. Member dues are non-refundable.
GEI Free Login
Free login accounts are considered inactive accounts and will have access to our resource affiliates and can enroll in continuing education courses and seminars; however, free login accounts will not receive discounts, access to databases, or other services available with our fee based membership.
GEI Internal Databases
GEI is developing internal databases for Job Listings, Alumni & Networking, Professional Services, and Course Offerings. Access to these internal databases is not currently available and there is no timeline when the databases will become active. All database access currently mentioned in member benefits refers to third party affiliate content.
GEI Webinar, Online Content, and Member Only Publications
GEI plans to develop and offer webinar, online content, and publications to make available to members. These services will be made available as developed. No guarantee of webinars, online content, or publications is offered to members.
GEI Resource Affiliates
Some resource affiliate services may require members to pay an additional fee or register with the resource provider. GEI is not responsible or liable for services provided by third party suppliers. Resource affiliate content or access may be changed or removed without notice.
GEI does not make promises – either explicit or implicit – of financial or business success, job placement or promotion to members. GEI promises only to provide member services as described.
Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
USE OF THE GEI MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM AND ANY OF ITS ASSOCIATED BENEFITS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE, INTERNATIONAL MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY “MEMBERSHIP PROVIDERS”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM 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.
MEMBERSHIP PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE GEI MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE GEI MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM YOUR USE OF THE GEI MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
MEMBERSHIP PROVIDERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF MEMBERSHIP PROVIDER HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE GEI MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM OR ANY BENEFITS THEREOF; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED VIA THE USE THE GEI MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR GEI MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM DATA; OR (iv) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE GEI MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This agreement shall be interpreted and governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to the State of Delaware’s choice of law rules. GEI memberships are governed by the laws of the state of California.
Should any terms in this agreement be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid for any reason, then the remainder of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect, and that portion which is determined to be invalid shall be severed.
This Agreement, including all documents referenced herein, represents the entire understanding between us and any user of the GEI Membership Services Program and supersedes any other agreements, statements or representations. Headings used in this Agreement are for reference only and shall not affect the meaning of any terms. Any user of any portion of the GEI Membership Services Program is deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Changes to This Agreement
We may change the terms of this Agreement at any time without notice or liability by
I posting a revised Agreement on the website located at geius.org. Any change shall take effect immediately, unless otherwise provided. You may view the current version of this Agreement at any time online at mediagroupholdings.com/terms. You may also obtain a copy by calling Member Services at 1-347-796-1253
This Agreement was last modified on December 17, 2019.