General terms & conditions
Website last updated on: 29 June 2016
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE UNIVERSITY OF EUROPE ONLINE PORTAL WEBSITE (hereafter the "Website").
These General Terms and Conditions (hereafter the "Terms") govern your use of the Website, accessible at http://www.uedigital.com and provided to you by Laureate Online Education B.V., with its corporate seat at (1101 CH) Haarlerbergweg 23C, River Building, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, registered under number 34127758 (hereafter "Laureate"). By accessing or using the Website, you agree that the Terms constitute a binding legal agreement between you and Laureate.
If you register on the Website, you are informed that additional terms will apply to your use of the Website, click here
Laureate reserves the right to modify and update the Terms at any time, it being specified that the updated version will be posted on the Website and will be effective immediately, unless otherwise mentioned in such notice. Therefore, you are responsible to visit regularly the Website for updates of the Terms. You can determine when Laureate last updated the Terms by referring to the "Website last updated" mention above. In all cases, your continued use of the Website after the coming into effect of the modifications constitutes binding acceptance of the revised version of the Terms.
You expressly agree to use the Website only for the purpose of getting information and advices regarding educational trainings.
1. PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONALITIES OF THE WEBSITE
The purpose of the Website is to allow you to discover the institutions which offer online programs under the brand University of Europe Laureate Digital throughout Europe (the "Institutions"). In this respect, the Portal provides you with various information about all the different Institutions, on their professors, and on their online programs in areas such as finance, management, marketing, business, arts, and many others.
Depending on your projects, your objectives, and on the skills you wish to acquire, the Website will provide you with assistance in choosing a training. In particular, you will be able to evaluate your objectives by taking a personal assessment, to chat online with enrollment advisors, to request information on specific online programs, or to talk with an ambassador.
The information contained on this Website has no contractual value. This information does not, under any circumstances, represent a product offer, a recommendation and/or solicitation of purchase offer, or public offering.
2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The materials displayed on the Website, and particularly trademarks, logos, domain names, databases, software, contents (photographs, texts, slogans, designs, images, animated sequences with or without sound, etc.), as well as any other intellectual creations incorporated into the Website (the "Materials") are the property of Laureate, or their respective owners that allowed Laureate to use them for the purpose of managing the Website.
Any reproduction, representation, exploitation, creation of derivative works, translation, adaptation or modification of the Materials, by any process and on any medium whatsoever, without prior written authorization of Laureate, is strictly prohibited and may be punished under applicable counterfeiting laws.
You are granted a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, limited right to access the Website. This access is for your private, non-commercial use solely. The Terms do not in any way constitute an assignment of the intellectual property rights on the Website or on the Materials.
3. PROHIBITED CONDUCT
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper, deep link or other similar automated data gathering or extraction tools, program, algorithm or methodology to access, acquire, copy or monitor the Website or any portion or the Website.
You also agree not to post or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any other contaminating or destructive features, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Website.
4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Your use of the Website is at your own risk. The Website is provided on an "as is" basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for use for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Laureate does not make any warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy or availability of the content available on the Website, which is provided for information purposes only.
Laureate disclaims any liability for loss or damage of any kind that might arise from the explicit or implied opinions, information or other content posted on the Website.
Laureate does not guarantee a continued access to the Website, without interruption or errors, and cannot be held responsible for the difficulties or the impossibility to use the Website. In addition, you acknowledge that for maintenance or update purposes, the access to the Website may be temporarily suspended.
Laureate shall make its best efforts to secure access to the Website, but cannot ensure absolute security. Laureate disclaims any liability for damage arising from unauthorized intrusion by a third party that alters the information posted on the Website, or from dysfunctions or damages inherent to the use of the Internet network, such as service failure, presence of computer viruses, or computer security breaches that may cause damages to users' terminals or data.
5. EXTERNAL LINKS
The Website may contain hypertext links to other Internet websites published by third parties. To the extent that Laureate does not control those websites, Laureate does not make any commitment and shall not be held liable in any manner for the contents, operation and access to these websites.
Links to the Website are not permitted without the prior written agreement of Laureate.
6. APPLICABLE LAW - DISPUTES
THESE TERMS ARE GOVERNED BY DUTCH LAW.
IN CASE OF A DISPUTE REGARDING THE INTERPRETATION OR THE APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS, THE COURTS OF PARIS SHALL BE COMPETENT.
II. ADDITIONAL TERMS APPLICABLE TO REGISTRATION ON THE WEBSITE
By registering on the Website, you expressly accept those additional terms, and you acknowledge that you have carefully read, and that you agree to the General Terms and Conditions, and in particular that the provisions relating to Intellectual Property Rights, Disclaimer of Warranties apply and External Links apply to the content you may have access to by registering on the Website.
Any reference to the "Terms" shall refer to the General Terms and Conditions and the Additional Terms.
7. FUNCTIONALITIES OFFERED TO YOU IF YOU REGISTER
By registering on the Website, you will have access to further functionalities allowing you to:
- Create a passport: This functionality allows you to customize your profile page with your educational and professional experience, and to retrieve easily information from the Website, for example your favorite programs or articles, or the status of your application(s).
- In no case your passport will be visible to other users of the Website. Its access is restricted to Laureate for the purpose of providing you with the services offered by the Website.
- Submit an application directly through the Website: Once you have gathered all the information and obtained relevant advice from our enrollment advisors, you may apply for the program you have chosen by filling some information and by sending the required supporting documentation.
- Get in contact with ambassadors: schedule a call with our ambassadors to discuss your academic and professional projects, and add them to your network.
- Take a self-assessment: Take an assessment to help you identify the programs that are best suited for your goals and needs.
- These functionalities will make easier the management of your projects as well as your relationship with the Institutions, and your application proceedings will be greatly simplified.
a) Registration with your email address
In order to benefit from all the functionalities of the Website, you need to open a user account.
When you complete the registration process available at the following URL https://www.uedigital.com/en/registration, you will be asked to fill-in mandatory fields, and more particularly your name, last name, email address, and to choose a password. The email address you indicated will be your user name, and you shall use it each time you log in on the Website. You guarantee the accuracy and currency of the information provided for the purpose of completing the registration process on the Website.
b) Registration via social networks
To open an account, you will have the option to sign up directly via your social network accounts. This option allows Laureate to access the main personal and professional information from your existing accounts, which will be directly uploaded on your user account. We invite you to verify the authenticity and accuracy of the information provided on your social network account.
When you open your user account, you will indicate a username and choose a password that is unique to you. Your username and password are for your personal use only, and not for use by any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of the username and password, and agree not to transfer them to any third party. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. Laureate is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with any of the foregoing obligations.
If you forget your password, you will get a dedicated link "Forgot your password" on the login page. You will be asked to enter your email address and to reset your password. Following the submission of this request, an email will be sent to the email address you indicated, and you will be asked to click on the reset link present in the email. You will be redirected to a webpage where you will be able to choose a new password.
In case of any unauthorized use of your username and password, or any other breach of security related to your user account, you are liable for any harmful consequence resulting from such activities, and you have the obligation to change your password through the abovementioned dedicated procedure as quickly as possible. You may also contact Laureate by sending an email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. PROHIBITED CONDUCTS IN RELATION WITH USER CONTENT
In the framework of the creation of your passport, you will have the possibility to enter information relating to your identity, your educational background and your professional experience. You will also be able to upload a picture of yourself.
When you indicate or publish content (including photographs), you undertake to comply with the following rules:
- You guarantee that the content is true, accurate, current and complete. Therefore, it is strictly prohibited to create a false identity (notably by using a pseudonym, or by using the identity of a third party), to present in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive your diplomas or curriculum, as well as your past or current job positions;
- You agree not to publish any content that is illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, or which violates or infringes any copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, other intellectual property rights, communications regulations or statutes, or any other laws, including without limitation laws concerning defamation, harassment, obscenity, or pornography;
- You agree not to publish any content that is invasive of privacy, and in particular not to divulge any confidential information or personal data relating to third parties, or to publish a photography that would infringe on image rights of third parties.
In any event, you are fully responsible for the content published on your passport, and in no case Laureate may be held liable because of the illicit or prejudicial nature of such content.
You are informed that Laureate is under no surveillance obligation, and does not monitor the content published on the Website.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You agree that Laureate will not be liable to you for any indirect, punitive or consequential damages, arising out of or relating to the Terms, or to your use, misuse or inability to use the Website, or to your reliance upon information obtained from the Website, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure.
12. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION OF YOUR USER ACCOUNT
In case you do not comply with the present Terms, Laureate reserves the right to issue a warning, or temporarily or indefinitely suspend or terminate your user account, without prejudice to any compensation to which it would be entitled.
Laureate's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court shall endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.