Terms of Service
Effective date: 20.06.2019
Welcome to CEPHEI Project!
Thank you for using CEPHEI Project. CEPHEI Project Online Courses and Content are provided by CEPHEI (Cooperative eLearning Platform for Higher Education in Industrial Innovation; project number E+CBHE 2017-3016/001-001) Project. These Terms of Service govern your use of CEPHEI website, Online Courses, Content and other products and services (“Service”). Please read these Terms of Service carefully. By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, including the policies referenced in these Terms of Service.
1. Who may use our Services
You may use our Services only if you can form a binding contract with CEPHEI Project, and only in compliance with these Terms of Services and all applicable laws. When you create your CEPHEI account, and subsequently when you use certain features, you must provide us with accurate and complete information, and you agree to update your information to keep it accurate and complete.
Any use or access by anyone under the age of 13 is prohibited, and certain courses may have additional requirements and/or restrictions.
2. Our license to you
Subject to these Terms of Services and our policies, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use our Services. You may download content from our Services only for your personal, non-commercial use, unless you obtain CEPHEI Project written permission to otherwise use the content. You also agree that you will create, access, and/or use only one user account, and you will not share with any third party access to or access information for your account. Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access.
You need an account for most activities on our platform. When setting up and maintaining your account, you must provide and continue to provide accurate and complete information, including a valid email address. You have complete responsibility for your account and everything that happens on your account, including for any harm or damage (to us or anyone else) caused by someone using your account without your permission. This means you need to be careful with your password. You may not transfer your account to someone else or use someone else’s account.
If you share your account login credential with someone else, you are responsible for what happens with your account and CEPHEI Project will not intervene in disputes between students or teachers who have shared account login credentials. You must notify us immediately upon learning that someone else may be using your account without your permission (or if you suspect any other breach of security). We may request some information from you to confirm that you are indeed the owner of your account.
When course teachers publish a course on CEPHEI Project, they grant CEPHEI Project a license to offer a license to the course to students. This means that we have the right to sublicense the course to the students who enroll in the course. As a student, when you enroll in a course you are getting from CEPHEI Project a license to view the course via the CEPHEI website, and CEPHEI Project is the licensor of record. Courses are licensed, and not sold, to you. This license does not give you any right to resell the course in any manner, you have access to courses only for your personal, non-commercial use.
In legal, more complete terms, CEPHEI Project grants you (as a student) a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and view the courses and associated content solely for your personal, non-commercial, educational purposes through the Services, in accordance with these Terms of Service and any conditions or restrictions associated with a particular courses or feature of our Services. All other uses are expressly prohibited. You may not reproduce, redistribute, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, create derivative works of, sublicense, or otherwise transfer or use any course unless we give you explicit permission to do so in a written agreement signed by a CEPHEI Project authorized representative.
We reserve the right to revoke any license to access and use courses at any point in time in the event where we decide or are obligated to disable access to a course due to legal or policy reasons, for example, if the course you enrolled in is the object of a copyright complaint.
Course teachers may not grant licenses to their courses to student directly and any such direct license shall be null and void and a violation of these Terms of Service.
The Services enable you to share your content, such as homework, quizzes, exams, projects, and other assignments you submit, posts you make, with CEPHEI Project, teachers, and/or other students. You retain all intellectual property rights in, and are responsible for, the user content you share.
To the extent that you provide user content, you grant CEPHEI Project a fully-transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, sublicensable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to copy, distribute, modify, create derivative works based on, publicly perform, publicly display, and otherwise use the user content. This license includes granting CEPHEI Project the right to authorize participating partner universities to use user content with their registered students and on-campus learners independent of the Services. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall restrict other legal rights CEPHEI Project may have to user content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify user content for any reason, including user content that we believe violates these Terms of Services.
We welcome your suggestions, ideas, comments, and other feedback regarding the Services. By submitting any suggestions, ideas, comments, and other feedback, you grant us the right to use it without any restriction or any compensation to you. By accepting your suggestions, ideas, comments, and other feedback, CEPHEI Project does not waive any rights to use similar or related suggestions, ideas, comments, and other feedback previously known to CEPHEI Project, developed by its employees or contractors, or obtained from other sources.
We care about the security of our users. While we work to protect the security of your account and related information, CEPHEI Project cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account.
Through the Services, you will have the ability to access and/or use content provided by teachers, other users, and/or other third parties and links to websites and services maintained by third parties. CEPHEI Project cannot guarantee that such third party content, in the Services or elsewhere, will be free of material you may find objectionable or otherwise inappropriate or of malware or other contaminants that may harm your computer, mobile device, or any files therein. CEPHEI Project disclaims any responsibility or liability related to your access or use of such third party content.
We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functions, features, or requirements, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether. Accordingly, CEPHEI Project may terminate your use of any Service for any reason. You can stop using our Services at any time, although we'll be sorry to see you go.
The services and all included content are provided “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. The CEPHEI Project parties specifically disclaim any and all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. The CEPHEI project parties further disclaim any and all liability related to your access or use of the services or any related content. You acknowledge and agree that any access to or use of the services or such content is at your own risk.
To maximum extent permitted by law, the CEPHEI Project parties shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, or any losses of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from:
- Your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Services;
- Any conduct or content of any party other than the applicable CEPHEI Project party, including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct;
- Unauthorized access, use, or alteration of your content or information.
You acknowledge and agree that the disclaimer and limitations of liability set forth in this Terms of Service reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between you and CEPHEI Project parties, and that these limitations are an essential basis to CEPHEI Project ability to make the services available to you on an economically feasible basis.
You agree that any cause of action related to the services must commence with one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.