Ready4's Professional Services Agreement

By using Ready4 Professional Services that include, but not limited to: application(s) prep to business schools, application prep to undergraduate degrees, or application services to Masters or PHD degree programs, you agree to the terms of this Agreement (the “Agreement”): 

  1. Unless expressly stated otherwise, all fees are stated in United States dollars.

  2. Services. Ready4 will provide Client with advice, strategy and assistance in preparing application(s) to business school(s) selected by Client. As part of the school package, Ready4 will provide the following services in connection with Client’s preparation of the application(s):

    1. Kickoff meeting via phone or Skype to identify Client’s brand, assess strengths and weaknesses, begin to clarify Client’s story and general positioning, and to develop the unique approach to Client’s application process. 

    2. Telephone consultations to discuss strategy issues, challenges and questions.  Telephone consultations can be arranged as needed at Client’s discretion but suggested that they be scheduled with the consultant at least one day in advance to ensure availability.

    3. Unlimited written document review, including essays, resume, application form, and any other communications with business and law schools.

    4. Assistance with general questions that arise throughout the process.

    5. Interview coaching and mock interview / feedback session, and additional interview coaching as needed and requested by Client.

    6. Assistance with recommendations – advice on selection and preparation of references and high-level review of recommendation letters to provide feedback on general approach.

  3. Consulting Fee and Payment. Client agrees to pay Ready4 the consulting fees as agreed for the schools of your choice. Payment terms will be done either in one payment or split into few equal payments. Subject to the provisions of Section 5 of this Agreement, consulting fees are non-refundable.  If a check is returned due to non-sufficient funds, Client shall pay an additional fee of $25 to Ready4. If payment is paid via PayPal, Client is responsible for any processing fees.

  4. Term.  This Agreement will terminate after Client receives the final decision from each school regarding the application(s) that Ready4 assisted with and Client has made a decision regarding program enrollment.  This Agreement does not extend beyond the 2018-2019 application season and this Agreement will not be extended or rolled forward to a subsequent application season without specific consent from Consultant.  The 2018-2019 application season is defined as the period of time dedicated to developing applications for matriculation in 2019.

  5. Limitations of Role; No Warranty.  Ready4 will assist Client in the application process but the role of Ready4 is to coach and direct Client.  It is the responsibility of Client to write the application and supporting documents. Ready4 will provide feedback and guidance with respect to recommendations but will not write or rewrite any recommendation letters.  In addition, Ready4 will endeavor to respond to Client as quickly as possible but the consultant is not required to respond to Client or turn any documents around in fewer than 24 hours. After the initial call, Ready4 will provide Client with a week-to-week “Schedule of Efforts” but it is up to the Client to adhere to this schedule as strictly or loosely as they choose. Ready4 endeavors to advise client appropriately and warrants that its services will be performed by personnel possessing competency consistent with applicable industry standards but Ready4 cannot guarantee acceptance into any particular school or into any of Client’s selected schools.

  6. Termination; Modification. If Client elects to increase the number of schools to be applied to the consulting fees will be changed based upon Ready4’s applicable fee schedule and the actual number of schools selected.  Adding on additional schools will warrant additional fees. Reducing the number of schools (to a lower priced package) is not an option per Section 3 of this agreement (fees are non refundable).

  7. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure.  Client understands that he or she may receive information of a confidential or secret nature that may be disclosed by Ready4 (the “Proprietary Information”).  Such Proprietary Information includes, but is not limited to, client questionnaires, sample essays, resumes, interview trainings and transcripts, and recommendations.  At all times, both during the term of this Agreement and after its termination, Client agrees to keep and hold all such Proprietary Information in strict confidence and trust and agrees that he or she will not use or disclose any Proprietary Information without the prior written consent of Ready4, except in connection with completing the applications as provided in this Agreement.  In addition, Ready4 agrees that it will hold all of Client’s information in strict confidence and trust and agrees that it will not use or disclose any such Client information without the prior written consent of Client.

  8. Non-Disparagement. Client will not, at any time during the Term of Consultant’s engagement by the Company and at any time following termination of Consultant's engagement, (a) take any action or make any statement the effect of which would be directly or indirectly to materially impair the goodwill of the Company or its Business, including, but not limited to, any action or statement intended, directly or indirectly, to benefit a competitor of the Company.

  9. Miscellaneous

    1. Choice of Law; Venue.  The laws of the state of Massachusetts shall govern the validity of this Agreement, the construction of its terms and the interpretation of the rights and duties of the parties hereto.  Any controversy, dispute or claim between the parties relating to this Agreement shall be resolved by binding arbitration in Suffolk County, Massachusetts in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.  The prevailing party in any dispute or other proceeding(s) relating to this Agreement shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees, in addition to any other relief that may be granted.  Judgment on the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the award.

    2. Modification or Amendment; Assignment; Waiver.  No amendment, change, or modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless it is in writing and signed by the parties hereto.  This Agreement is not assignable by either party.  Waiver by one party hereto of breaching any provision of this Agreement by the other shall not operate or be construed as a continuing waiver.

    3. Entire Understanding.  This agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and any and all prior agreements, understandings, and representations are hereby terminated and canceled in their entirety and are of no further force and effect.

    4. Unenforceability of Provisions.  If any provision of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, is held to be invalid and unenforceable, then the remainder of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.

By purchasing any of Ready4 Professional Services, you have executed this Agreement. 

Last updated: January 20, 2018

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