Terms and Conditions - Mobile

THE BORING BIT. OUR LAWYERS SAY WE HAVE TO DO THIS. SLX and its Members and Partners  (collectively “Users”) use cookies and other tracking technologies for performance, analytics, and marketing purposes. By using this website, you accept this use. Learn more about your options in the Privacy Dashboard. Welcome to SLX Swiss Learning Exchange. Please read these Terms and conditions prior to registering for an account on SLX or using any portion of the SLX website or mobile applications (collectively, the "SLX Sites" which consists of all content and pages located within the slxlearning.com, slxprime.com, masteringindia.org, sdgplus.org and/or skillup.swiss web domains and all SLX mobile applications), including accessing any course material, chat rooms, or other electronic services. These Terms and conditions that follows are agreements (the "Agreements") between you and SLX. By using SLX, you accept and agree to be legally bound by the Agreements, whether or not you are a registered user. Please also read the Privacy Dashboard for the SLX Sites before you use any portion of the SLX. The Privacy Dashboard describes how your personal data is collected and processed when you use the SLX. If you do not understand or do not wish to be bound by the terms of the Agreements or Privacy Dashboard, you should not use SLX. SLX reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time without advance notice. Any changes to these terms and conditions will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the SLX Sites after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified terms and conditions and all of the changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these terms and conditions. Any version of these terms and conditions in a language other than English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the English language version will control if there is any conflict. These terms and conditions are organized as follows: 

  • Rules for Online Conduct
  • Strictly Prohibited Items
  • User Accounts 
  • Your Right to use Content on the SLX 
  • Use for Personalization and Pedagogical Improvements. 
  • User Postings
  • Certificates and other Products & Services 
  • No Academic Credit 
  • Refunds/ Account Closures. 
  • No Other Enrollment. 
  • Trademarks
  • Digital Copyright
  • Disclaimers of Warranty / Limitations of Liabilities 
  • User Postings Disclaimer. 
  • Third-Party Services; Links to Other Websites. 
  • Indemnification 
  • Termination Rights; Discontinuation of Courses and Content. 
  • Entire Agreement. 
  • Waiver and Severability. 
  • Choice of Law/Forum Selection. 
  • Collaboration Policy 
  • Our liability 
  • SLX Pledge 
  • Violations 
  • Changing the Terms and conditions 

Rules for Online Conduct You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the SLX Sites and for your User Postings. "User Postings" means all content submitted, posted, published, or distributed on the SLX Sites by you or other users of the SLX, including but not limited to all forum posts,  notes, questions, comments, videos, and file uploads. You agree that you will use the SLX Sites in compliance with these Agreements, and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all Swiss export control laws. As a condition of your use of the SLX, you will not use the SLX Sites in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden, or impair any SLX server or the network(s) connected to any SLX server or to interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the SLX. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the SLX, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any SLX server through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information stored on the SLX, its servers, or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the SLX. If you are a registered user, you will not share your password or let anyone else access or compromise your account. Furthermore, you agree not to scrape, or otherwise download in bulk, any SLX Sites content, including but not limited to a list or directory of users on the system, User Postings or user information, online textbooks, course materials, or trademarks and logos. You agree not to misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the SLX Sites (although you are welcome and encouraged to use an anonymous username in the forums and to act in a manner that keeps your identity concealed). Strictly Prohibited Items THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE SLX: 

  • Content that defames, harasses or threatens others; 
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them; 
  • Content that infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks; 
  • Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content; 
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation; 
  • Content related to partisan political activities; 
  • Viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, malware, spyware, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer or property; and 
  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others (this list, collectively, “Strictly Prohibited Items”). 

You may not submit, post, publish, share, or otherwise distribute any of the above Strictly Prohibited Items on or via the SLX. User Accounts In order to create a user account, you must provide your full name, an email address, your country or region of residence, a public username, and a user password. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information for your user account with any third party for any reason. In setting up your user account, you may be prompted to enter additional optional information (e.g., your year of birth). You represent that all information provided by you is accurate and current. You agree to maintain and update your information to keep it accurate and current. To register, you must  have the necessary authority, power and right to use any personal or confidential information you intend to include in your Projects or Templates. It is your responsibility to ensure you satisfy these criteria before choosing to register with us. By registering, you confirm to us that you meet these minimum eligibility criteria. Registration is subject to approval by us in all cases, and we reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to decline any application for registration, without giving a reason. If we approve your registration, you will receive a notification from us. We care about the confidentiality and security of your personal information. Please see the Privacy Dashboard for more information about the collection and use of data on the SLX.  Your Right to use Content on the SLX Unless indicated as being in the public domain, the content on the SLX Sites is protected by Swiss and foreign copyright laws. Unless otherwise expressly stated on the SLX, the texts, exams, video, images, and other instructional materials provided with the courses and programs offered on the SLX Sites are for your personal use in connection with those courses and programs only. Certain reference documents, digital textbooks, articles, and other information on the SLX Sites are used with the permission of third parties, and use of that information is subject to certain rules and conditions, which will be posted along with the information. By using SLX, you agree to abide by all such rules and conditions. You agree to retain all copyright and other notices on any content you obtain from SLX. All rights in the SLX Sites and its content, if not expressly granted, are reserved. All intellectual property rights in the Site (including text, graphics, software, photographs and other images, videos, sound, trade marks and logos) are owned by us. We also own the intellectual property rights for all templates created by Us, which are subject to their own IP terms. Except as expressly set out here, nothing in these Terms gives you any rights in respect of any intellectual property owned by us and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by accessing the website. Use for Personalization and Pedagogical Improvements. Our goal is to provide current and future visitors to the SLX Sites with the best possible educational experience. We personalize the experience to the individual learner (to assess the learner’s level of ability and learning style, and present materials best suited to the learner), to improve our understanding of the learning process, and to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of our course materials, payment models, platform features, and offerings. We may publish or otherwise publicize results from this process, but, unless otherwise permitted under the Privacy Dashboard, those publications or public disclosures will not include your personal information. User Postings User Postings Representations and Warranties. By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you affirm, represent, and warrant  (1) that you have the necessary rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to reproduce and publish the User Postings and to authorize SLX and its users to reproduce, modify, publish, and otherwise use and distribute your User Postings in a manner consistent with the licenses granted by you below, and  (2) that neither your submission of your User Postings nor the exercise of the licenses granted below will infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You, and not SLX, are solely responsible for your User Postings and the consequences of posting or publishing them. License Grant to SLX and the Partners. By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to SLX and the Partners (as described below) a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sub licensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to host, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute, redistribute, relicense, and otherwise use, make available, and exploit your User Postings, in whole or in part, in any form and in any media formats and through any media channels (now known or hereafter developed). Certificates and other Products & Services From time to time, SLX and the colleges, universities, and other institutions providing courses and programs on the SLX Sites (collectively, the "Partners") may offer services and products for a fee (for example, course and program certificates). For anything that you choose to purchase on the SLX, you agree to pay all applicable fees when due. The processing of your payment information is done by a third-party payment vendor, and you will be routed to a secure payment flow controlled by that vendor to complete the payment transaction. Once your payment transaction is completed, an SLX confirmation page will be displayed, and you will receive a confirmation email with your name, order number, and the payment amount. Please retain this email for your records as this information as proof of payment. No Academic Credit Unless otherwise explicitly indicated by a credit-granting institution, participation in or completion of a course does not confer any academic credit. Even if credit is awarded by one institution, there is no presumption that other institutions will accept that credit. SLX, the course instructors, and the associated participating institutions have no obligation to have a course recognized by any educational institution or accreditation organization. Refunds/ Account Closures.  There are no refunds possible on the SLX sites. You can close your account at any time by notifying us in writing (see Contacting Us), though subject to the Consumer Cancellation Rights (above) if applicable, we do not give refunds for unused time. On closure of your account, your courses and Profile information, plus any Templates created by you that are not being used by other Users, will be deleted. However, Templates created by you that are already being used by other Users may continue to be available to those Users. In the case of Frozen accounts, we will continue to store your Projects, Templates and Profile information for a minimum period of 6 months after the account was Frozen. We reserve the right to close the account and delete your Courses, Experiences, Events and Profile information at the end of this period. No Other Enrollment. Solely as a result of enrolling in or completing a course or program provided by a Partner through SLX: (1) you will not be an applicant for admission to, or enrolled in, any degree or other credit- or credential-bearing program of such Partner; and (2) you will not be entitled to use any of the resources of such Partner beyond the online courses or programs provided on the SLX Sites and will not be eligible to receive student privileges or benefits provided to students enrolled in degree or other credit- or credential-bearing programs of the Partner. Trademarks Use of SLX, Swiss Learning Exchange, Mastering India, SDG Plus, Skillup ,Trademarks, and Service Marks. The names, logos, and seals of the other Partners are Trademarks owned by the respective Member. You may not use any of these Trademarks, or any variations thereof, without the owner's prior written consent. You may not use any of these Trademarks, or any variations thereof, for promotional purposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests or, in the owner’s sole judgment, gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by the owner. All Trademarks not owned by SLX or the Partners that appear on the SLX Sites or on or through the services made available on or through the SLX, if any, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the SLX Sites should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the SLX Sites without the written permission of the owner of the applicable Trademark. Digital Copyright Copyright owners who believe their material has been infringed on the SLX Sites should contact SLX. Notification must include: 

  • Identification of the copyrighted work, or, in the case of multiple works at the same location, a representative list of such works at that site. 
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. You must include sufficient information for us to locate the material (e.g., URL, IP address, computer name). 
  • Information for us to be able to contact the complaining party (e.g., email address, phone number). 
  • A statement that the complaining party believes that the use of the material has not been authorized by the copyright owner or an authorized agent. 
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. 

Disclaimers of Warranty / Limitations of Liabilities THE SLX Sites AND ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SLX Sites ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, EXCEPT INSOFAR AS ANY SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT BE DISCLAIMED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. SLX AND THE SLX PARTNERS (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SLX Sites WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER, THAT THE SLX Sites IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE COURSES OR CONTENT PROVIDED WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. SLX AND THE SLX PARTNERS ALSO MAKE NO WARRANTY ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR QUALITY OF THE SLX Sites OR ANY COURSES OR CONTENT, OR THAT ANY PARTICULAR COURSES OR CONTENT WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE. “SLX PARTNERS” MEANS SWISS LEARNING EXCHANGE, SLX PRIME, MASTERING INDIA, SDG PLUS, SKILL UP, THE OTHER MEMBERS, THE ENTITIES PROVIDING INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES FOR THE SLX, THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS, AND THEIR STAFFS. USE OF THE SLX, AND THE CONTENT AND SERVICES OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SLX, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOUR ACCESS TO OR DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION, MATERIALS, OR DATA THROUGH THE SLX Sites OR ANY REFERENCE Sites IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA, UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THE PRIVACY DASHBOARD.  User Postings Disclaimer. You understand that when using the SLX Sites you will be exposed to User Postings from a variety of sources and that neither SLX nor the SLX SLX Partners are responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, reliability or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Postings. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Postings that are inaccurate, offensive, defamatory, indecent or objectionable and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against SLX or any of the SLX SLX Partners with respect thereto. Neither SLX nor any of the SLX SLX Partners endorse any User Postings or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein. Neither SLX nor any of the SLX SLX Partners have any obligation to monitor any User Postings or any other user communications through the SLX. However, SLX reserves the right to review User Postings and to exercise its sole discretion to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any User Posting at any time and for any reason, or to allow the SLX Partners to do so. Without limiting the foregoing, upon receiving notice from a user or a content owner that a User Posting allegedly does not conform to these terms and conditions, SLX may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the User Posting, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice. Third-Party Services; Links to Other Websites. The SLX Sites and individual courses may be integrated with third-party services or include hyperlinks to websites maintained or controlled by third parties. SLX and the SLX Partners are not responsible for and do not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered by such third parties. A list of some such third parties, with links to their terms of use and privacy policies, is maintained and available. If you decide to access any third-party services or linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER SLX NOR ANY OF THE SLX PARTNERS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, EITHER ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, OR YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S) USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SLX, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON THE SLX, OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SLX, WHETHER YOUR CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY OR OTHER LAW. IN PARTICULAR, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER SLX NOR ANY OF THE SLX PARTNERS WILL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT SLX OR ANY OF THE SLX PARTNERS HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE AT FAULT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA). CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. Indemnification You agree to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify SLX and the SLX Partners, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, faculty, students, fellows, governing board members, agents and employees from and against any third-party claims, actions, or demands arising out of, resulting from or in any way related to your use of the SLX, including any liability or expense arising from any and all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgements, litigation costs, and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, SLX or the applicable SLX Participant will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit, or action. Termination Rights; Discontinuation of Courses and Content. While we take pride in our world-class courses, unexpected events do occur. SLX reserves the right to cancel, interrupt, or reschedule any course or to modify any course content or the point value or weight of any assignment, quiz, or other assessment. Courses offered are subject to the Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability sections below.  You agree that SLX, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the SLX Sites or your participation in it, for any reason or no reason, upon notice to you. It is SLX's policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the accounts of users of the SLX Sites who are repeat copyright infringers. SLX and the SLX Partners reserve the right at any time in their sole discretion to cancel, delay, reschedule or alter the format of any course offered through SLX, or to cease providing any part or all of the SLX Sites content or related services, and you agree that neither SLX nor any of the SLX Partners will have any liability to you for such an action. If you no longer desire to participate in the SLX, you may terminate your participation at any time. The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the SLX, but the other provisions of the Agreements will survive any such termination. Entire Agreement. The Agreements constitute the entire agreement between you and SLX with respect to your use of the SLX, superseding any prior agreements between you and SLX regarding your use of the SLX. Waiver and Severability. The failure of SLX to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreements shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreements is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of the Agreements shall remain in full force and effect. Choice of Law/Forum Selection. You agree that the Agreements and any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to the Agreements or any content or service obtained from or through the SLX Sites will be governed by Swiss laws , excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You agree that all such claims and disputes will be heard and resolved exclusively in the federal or state courts located in Switzerland. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of those courts over you for this purpose, and you waive and agree not to assert any objection to such proceedings in those courts (including any defense or objection of lack of proper jurisdiction or venue or inconvenience of forum) Our liability Nothing in these terms and conditions shall limit or exclude our liability to you: 

  • for death or personal injury caused by our negligence; 
  • for fraudulent misrepresentation; 
  • for any other liability that, by law, may not be limited or excluded. 

Subject to this, if you are a member and not a business customer, in no event shall we be liable to you for any business losses, and if you are a business customer, in no event shall we be liable to you for any indirect or consequential losses, or for any loss of profit, revenue, contracts, data, goodwill or other similar losses. Any liability we do have for losses you suffer arising from any use of the Service shall not in respect of any 12-month period (calculated from the date of that Contract) exceed the greater  CHF50; and is strictly limited to losses that were reasonably foreseeable. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time your purchase is accepted by us. We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any Service that is caused by events outside our reasonable control. Collaboration Policy By enrolling in a course on SLX, you are joining a special worldwide community of learners. The aspiration of SLX is to provide anyone with an internet connection access to courses from the teachers, organisations, universities and institutions in the world and to provide our learners the best educational experience internet technology enables. You are a part of the community that will help SLX achieve this goal. SLX depends upon your motivation to learn the material and to do so with honesty and academic integrity. In order to participate in SLX, you must agree to the Terms and conditions below and any additional terms specific to a course or program.  SLX Pledge By enrolling in an SLX course or program, I agree that I will: 

  • Complete all tests and assignments on my own, unless collaboration on an assignment is explicitly permitted. 
  • Maintain only one user account, unless SLX has approved the use of a separate user account in connection with an employer-sponsored or university-sponsored program. 
  • Not let anyone else use my username and/or password. 
  • Not engage in any activity that would dishonestly improve my results, or improve or hurt the results of others. 
  • Not post answers to problems that are being used to assess learner performance. 

Violations If you are found in violation of the Terms of Service or Terms and conditions, you may be subject to one or more of the following actions: 

  • Receiving a zero or no credit for an assignment; 
  • Having any certificate earned in the course or program withheld or revoked; 
  • Being unenrolled from a course or program; or 
  • Termination of your use of the SLX. 
  • Additional actions may be taken at the sole discretion of SLX and SLX Partner course providers. 

No refunds will be issued in the case of any corrective action for such violations. Terms and conditions violations will be determined at the sole discretion of SLX Partners. You will be notified if a determination has been made that you have violated this Terms and conditions and you will be informed of the corresponding action to be taken as a result of the violation. Changing the Terms and conditions Please note that we review and may make changes to this Terms and conditions from time to time. Any changes to this Terms and conditions will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the SLX Sites after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified Terms and conditions and any changes contained therein. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Terms and conditions. Effective Date: May 14, 2020.  © 2020 SLX Sites Swiss Learning Exchange SA. All rights reserved.