Terms of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this School, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this School are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of any downloadable materials on the School’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
      1. modify or copy the materials;
      2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
      3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the School’s web site;
      4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
      5. transfer the materials to another person or 'mirror' the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Company at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on the School’s website are provided 'as is'. The School makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, the School does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall the School be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the School’s website, even if the School or an authorized of the School has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on the School’s website may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The School does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The School may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The School does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

The School has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the School of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

The School may revise these Terms of Use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to the School’s website shall be governed by the laws of the School Owner’s home jurisdiction without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Housing Counseling Disclosures and Policies

Privacy Policy

Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling doing business as National Foundation for Debt Management (NFDM) respects your privacy. We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of personal identifying information that may be submitted to us for analysis and review. It is the policy of NFDM to ensure that all client information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

You may be asked for information in order to complete the requested housing counseling, or evaluation. Any and all information collected by us, either through our web site, via mail, fax or E-Mail, from the telephone, as a result of face-to-face counseling, or from any other source including a credit report (if you have authorized NFDM to obtain the report in connection with your counseling), will be kept strictly confidential. Such information will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned or otherwise disclosed. Such information will only be shared with the client's authorization. (See Privacy Policy)

Personal information collected is stored in secure operating environments that are not accessible to the public.Such is the case of credit card and bank account numbers and any other identifying information.Any information you give us will be treated with the utmost care, and will not be used in any ways that you have not consented to in writing or verbally. NFDM is committed to data security.

Client Rights:

We pledge that our clients have the right:

  • To prompt counseling services for homeownership and/or managing money, based upon their financial situation
  • To treatment with dignity and respect
  • To be actively involved in a comprehensive assessment of their financial situation, including an appropriate action plan
  • To express dissatisfaction through a Complaint Resolution Process
  • To discontinue their relationship with NFDM at any time
  • To ask questions and have their concerns addressed

Complaint Resolution Process:

We are committed to providing you with high quality professional services. However, if you are not satisfied with the services provided, or if you wish to file a complaint, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

Step 1. Try to resolve the issue with the staff member involved, giving him or her specific information about your complaint.

Step 2. If “Step 1.” is not possible, or the issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, write or call Judy

Sorensen (at 14104 58th St N, Clearwater FL 33760 (888)738-5153 )

Step 3. NFDM may request a meeting with you (phone or face-to-face) or seek more information from the staff person. In any event, NFDM will respond with 15 days.

Step 4. If your issue is still unresolved, you may appeal in writing directly to the President or Executive

Director, at the address above. After additional fact finding, you will receive a concluding decision within

15 days.

Conflict of Interest:

A “conflict of interest” is a situation where a choice must be made between one's individual personal interest (financial or otherwise) and the best interest of the client, NFDM, Laws, Grants, Contracts, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures. NFDM adheres to a high standard of ethical conduct in governance and operations. It is Company policy that members of the company Board of Trustees, company personnel, and/or consultants will not have or give the appearance of conflicts of interest, and they will not use their relationship with NFDM for personal gain. Trustees, personnel and paid consultants are prohibited from having direct or indirect financial interest in the assets, leases, business transactions, or professional services of the organization and they take unfair advantage of any professional relationship or exploit others to further their personal, religious, political, or business interests.

Any potential conflicts of interest (such as a counseling agency providing low-cost loans), will be disclosed to clients in a written disclosure document. They will inform clients when a real or potential conflict of interest arises and take all necessary steps to resolve the issue in a manner that makes the clients' interests primary and protects clients' interests. In some cases, protecting clients' interests may require termination of the professional relationship with proper referral of the client.

To his end, clients are not required to purchase any products or use other services or products offered by Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling, Inc. or any of its associates or partners and can accept or reject any recommended client responsibilities or actions and the right to accept or reject any referrals offered by Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling.

Other Policies:

Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling does not practice, condone, facilitate, or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political belief, religion, or mental or physical disability.

Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling will not participate in, condone, or be associated with dishonesty, fraud, or deception.

Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling offers a number of services to our clients, however, you are not obligated to receive, purchase or utilize any these other services offered by CCBC, or its exclusive partners, in order to receive housing counseling services.

Housing Counseling Services:

1. Pre-Purchase Counseling and Education

2. Online Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education

3. Mortgage Delinquency/Default Counseling

4. Reverse Mortgage Counseling

5. Rental Housing Counseling

6. Homelessness Counseling

Financial and Budget Counseling Services

1. Credit Counseling

2. Budget Counseling