- 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.
- Digital Copyright
- Disclaimers of Warranty / Limitations of Liabilities
- User Postings Disclaimer.
- Third-Party Services; Links to Other Websites.
- Termination Rights; Discontinuation of Courses and Content.
- Entire Agreement.
- Waiver and Severability.
- Choice of Law/Forum Selection.
- Collaboration Policy
- Our liability
- SLX Pledge
- 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.
- 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.