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Text Message Terms and Conditions

  • LAST UPDATE:August 1st, 2023

By enrolling to receive SMS or MMS text messages from EF Institute for Cultural Exchange, Inc. (d/b/a “EF Gap Year”), you represent that you are 18 years of age or older and the owner, subscriber or customary user of the phone number you provided to EF Gap Year. You (or your parent or legal guardian if you are under the age of 18 or a minor under any other applicable law) expressly consent to the following terms and conditions.

Consent to Receive Text Messages.
You consent to receive approximately 10 SMS or MMS text messages per month from EF Gap Year to the phone number that you provided to EF Gap Year. You acknowledge and understand that these text messages may or may not contain marketing content and may be sent or generated using an automatic telephone dialing system (a/k/a an “autodialer”) or other technology. Message and data rates may apply. You understand that your consent to receive text messages is not required to make any purchase from EF Gap Year. You consent to receive the SMS or MMS text messages via your mobile device even if your telephone number is currently listed on any state, federal, local or corporate Do Not Call list.

You may opt-out and withdraw your consent at any time by replying STOP to any EF Gap Year text message or by contacting EF Gap Year by the phone or email address provided below. In the event that you are no longer the subscriber to or otherwise stop using the provided phone number, you agree to either (i) opt-out by replying “STOP” to an EF Gap Year text message; or (ii) notify EF Gap Year through an email to containing your former phone number so that EF can identify it and remove it from its list of text message subscribers.

Supported Carriers.
Supported carriers may change from time to time, but currently include: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, MetroPCS, T-Mobile (T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages).

Dispute Resolution.
Any dispute or claim arising out of or relating in any way to SMS or MMS text messages sent by EF Gap Year or its affiliates shall be exclusively resolved by final and binding arbitration under the JAMS Streamlined or Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures. THE PARTIES FURTHER AGREE THAT ALL COVERED DISPUTES BROUGHT AGAINST EACH OTHER WILL BE ARBITRATED EXCLUSIVELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS ONLY AND NOT IN A CLASS ACTION ARBITRATION, A COLLECTIVE ACTION ARBITRATION, OR ON A GROUP, REPRESENTATIVE, CONSOLIDATED, OR JOINT BASIS. YOUR ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER FOR ANY CLAIM COVERED BY THIS AGREEMENT. THE PARTIES WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OF A COVERED DISPUTE OR TO HAVE A COVERED DISPUTE BE DECIDED BY A COURT OR JURY. With the exception of any of the language related to the waiver of class and representative actions, if any part of this Dispute Resolution section is rendered invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of this Dispute Resolution provision shall still apply.

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy.
You accept and agree to be bound by EF Gap Year’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and any other applicable terms and agreements.

Contact Us.
For additional assistance or more information, call our toll-free number 1-800-726-9746, or send an email to