Last Updated: November 26th, 2020
AGREEMENT TO TERMS By using the Services, you agree that you are legally bound by these Terms. If you object to any provision of these Terms, please do not use our Services.
USE OF THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS We work with a number of third-party course platforms to offer you our HPC Courses. When you sign up for or access one of our HPC Courses, you may be directed to a third party platform. When you leave our Website, you will be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party platform. We recommend that you carefully review those third party platforms’ terms and conditions prior to signing up for or accessing the HPC Courses.
III. USE OF THE SERVICES A. Eligibility We only permit users who have reached age 18 or older to use our Services. In order for you to use the Services, you must be at least 18 years old. By signing up for a user account and/or by using the Services, you are affirming that you are 18 years of age or older. We are not liable for any damages that may result from a user’s misrepresentation of age. In addition, certain HPC Courses may have additional eligibility requirements, as specified on our Website or in the HPC Courses.
Registration and Your Information If you want to use certain features of the Services, such as signing up for certain HPC Courses, you may be required to provide your email address and/or create an account (“Account”). You can do this via the Website. You may only register for one Account.
It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Account and you agree to update such information, as needed, to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account password to anyone and you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them.
Payment Terms Some HPC Courses may be offered for a fee. You agree to pay any applicable course fee and any taxes and other fees that may accrue in relation to your registration for a course, if any. HPC Course fees will be payable in advance. All course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable except as expressly provided in the additional terms in conditions for the applicable course. All fees and applicable taxes, if any, are payable in United States dollars.
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rights or other rights of any other person.
If you choose to link our Website in breach of anything contained in these Terms, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.
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Content Ownership, Responsibility and Removal HPC does not claim any ownership rights in any Content that you make available through the Services and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, HPC and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other industrial property rights. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.
Rights in User Content Granted by You By making any User Content available through the Services you hereby grant to HPC a non-exclusive, irrevocable, transferable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Services to you and to other Account holders. You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by HPC on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation. You acknowledge and agree that HPC is not responsible for resolving any disputes between you and other HPC Course participants regarding your rights to any User Content or other materials or inventions which may have been created by you alone or jointly with other HPC Course participants. You may be able to remove some of your User Content by specifically deleting it. However, in certain instances, some of your User Content (such as posts or comments you make) may not be removed or may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Website. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.
Rights in Content Granted by HPC Subject to your compliance with these Terms, HPC grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non- sublicenseable license to download, view, copy, display and print the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.
Content Disclaimer The Content may include the opinion of the specific instructor and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of HPC. The Services may also include the personal opinions and other expressions by Account holders who post entries on a wide range of topics. Neither the content of the forums, nor the links to other web sites, are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by HPC.
USER CONDUCT AND REMOVAL OF CONTENT Any material you send or post to our Website shall be considered non-proprietary and non-confidential. Please do not send us sensitive information or health information. You agree that you will not engage in any actions, or submit any User Content, that is defamatory, offensive, objectionable, prohibited, or illegal, as determined by HPC in its sole discretion. Without limitation, actions or User Content that shall be considered defamatory, offensive, objectionable, prohibited or illegal include the following:
Use of any of the Services for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws, or that could expose HPC to any liability or detriment;
Posting or otherwise disseminating material that violates or infringes on any third party’s intellectual property rights, proprietary or contractual rights, or privacy or publicity rights;
Posting or otherwise disseminating material that is objectionable to HPC, including, but not limited to, material that is unlawful, fraudulent, obscene, defamatory, threatening, abusive, hateful, pornographic, harmful to minors, promoting illegal activity, or embarrassing to another person or entity, as determined by HPC at its sole discretion;
Posting or otherwise disseminating personal or identifying information about another person without that person’s explicit consent;
Posting spam or comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free form) or that otherwise disrupt the normal flow of dialogue;
Posting or otherwise disseminating advertisements or solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, unsolicited bulk e-mail to users or individuals that have not agreed to receive such mailings, or other advertising or marketing that violates these Terms, or any applicable laws, regulations, or generally accepted advertising industry guidelines;
Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification to post or view comments;
Accessing the Website with another user’s Account, service, or system without authorization from HPC, impersonating another person, falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting an affiliation with any person or entity, or creating or using a false identity on the Website;
Disclosing your own or another user’s identification or password to third parties, or using your own or any other user’s identification or passwords for any unauthorized purpose;
Attempting to obtain unauthorized access to, posting to, or tampering with restricted areas of the Website;
Disrupting or interfering with the security or proper working of, or otherwise abusing (including vulnerability scans), the Website, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers, or networks connected or accessible through the Website or affiliated or linked sites;
Disrupting or interfering with any other user’s enjoyment of the Website or affiliated or linked sites; or
Taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website’s infrastructure.
We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details or any person posting materials to our Website in breach of these Terms. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS HULT AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT
OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
HPC reserves the right, as exercised in its sole discretion, to monitor, record, edit, or remove any User Content on the interactive areas for any reason, including but not limited to lack of adherence to these Terms, and HPC shall bear no liability for any such action. If HPC is notified of User Content which is alleged not to conform to these Terms, HPC may (but shall not be obligated to) investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the User Content. HPC has no liability or responsibility to you, or to any other person or entity, for the performance or nonperformance of any screening or removal activities. You agree that HPC shall not be liable for User Content, including any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct, of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing is solely yours.
You shall not use our Services while distracted or preoccupied, such as when operating a motor vehicle. You should access our Services only with due regard for your own safety and the safety of others.
DISCLAIMERS THE WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY ASSOCIATED INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, HPC AND SUCCESSORS AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON- INFRINGEMENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE HAD REGARDING ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ON THE PART OF HPC AND ITS AFFILIATES REGARDING THE FUNCTIONING AND USE OF THE WEBSITE.
VII. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL HPC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND AFFILIATES OR THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AGENTS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER AND HOWSOEVER ARISING, WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, INCLUDING ANY SUCH DAMAGES RESULTING FROM A CLAIM BY ANY PARTY RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR ANY ASSOCIATED INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES. FURTHERMORE, HPC AND ITS SUCCESSORS AND AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES RELATING TO THE USE OF THIRD-PARTY SITES OR PLATFORMS LINKED TO THE WEBSITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE LIABILITY OF HPC WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
VIII. INDEMNIFICATION To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless HPC and its successors and affiliates, as well as its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, licensors, and suppliers, from and against any damages or claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, regardless of whether they are attributable to any act or omission of HPC and its successors and affiliates, in connection with (1) your use of the Services, (2) your breach of these Terms, (3) your negligent or wrongful conduct, (4) your access to or use of any third party website or platform linked to from the Website, (5) User Content; (6) your violation of these Terms or your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any trademark, copyright or other proprietary or privacy right, or (7) the infringement by you of any right of any person or entity. This indemnification provision shall apply to third-party claims as well as claims between the parties to these Terms.
PROPERTY RIGHTS The Content in the Services, including the content and the trademarks, service marks and logos on the Website, are the property of HPC, its licensors or third party licensees and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. You may not modify or transfer the Content, or otherwise make use of the Content for any purpose, without HPC’s and/or any other respective owner’s prior written permission, except as expressly permitted on the Website. You are permitted to access and use the Content through the provided functionality of the Website for personal non-commercial uses only, provided that: (a) any such uses are not competitive with or derogatory to the Website, and (b) you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact without alteration. Please note that this limited consent may be revoked at any time and does not include consent to re-publish Website Content elsewhere. Any other trademarks or service marks appearing anywhere on our Website are the property of their respective owners. To the extent any product name or logo does not appear with a trademark does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that HPC or its business has established in any of its products, features, or service names or logos. If you believe that your work has been posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may send us a notice that includes the following:
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Websites;
Your address, telephone number, and email address;
A written statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Please direct all communications to the address indicated below in Section XVIII (Contact Information).
SITE UPTIME, UPKEEP The Services are subject to change any time without notice, including to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Services. At any time, HPC may terminate, change, or suspend any aspect of the Services, temporarily or permanently, without notice to you. HPC is not obligated to continue to support or update the Services. HPC may impose limits on certain features or services or restrict your access to parts, or all of the Services. While we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Services are available at all times, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to server and other technical issues. Where possible, we will try to give our users advance warning of maintenance issues, but we shall not be obligated to do so. You acknowledge and agree that HPC and its successors and affiliates shall not be liable to you or to any third party in the event that the Services or any part thereof becomes temporarily or permanently unavailable.
While we take every effort to ensure that all Content provided on the Services do not contain computer viruses and /or harmful materials, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or otherwise protect your computer and you should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of applicable items on your computer. We disclaim any liability for the need for services or replacing equipment or data resulting from your use of the Services. While every effort is made to ensure smooth and continuous operation, we do not warrant that the Services will operate error free.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT These Terms are the entire agreement between you and HPC regarding use of the Services and supersede and replace any prior understandings, whether oral or written, between you and HPC.
XII. ASSIGNMENT These Terms and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you.
XIII. GOVERNING LAW Unless otherwise agreed or required by a mandatory law, these Terms are subject to the laws of Switzerland, without regard to choice or conflicts of law principles. Further, you and Hult agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Switzerland to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy that arises in connection with these Terms.
XIV. MODIFICATIONS TO THE TERMS HPC may, at any time and in its sole discretion, amend these Terms by posting the amended Terms to the Website and you agree to be bound by these modifications. Any modifications shall become effective immediately upon posting. You should periodically review the most up-to-date version of these Terms for any changes.
TERMINATION HPC may immediately terminate these Terms or terminate your access to the Services with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time (including where you repeatedly infringe the intellectual property of others with the Content that you post to the Services). Such termination shall take effect immediately, unless HPC provides otherwise in any notice. Upon account termination, your right to use the Services immediately ceases and you acknowledge and agree that HPC may immediately delete any files and data relating to your account, and bar any further access to such data or to the Services. HPC shall not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your right to use the Services. In the event of termination of these Terms, the Limitation of Liability, Disclaimer of Warranty, Indemnification, and Governing Law, sections shall survive such termination.
XVI. GENERAL The headings contained in these Terms are for convenience only and are not to be used in interpreting these Terms. The provisions of these Terms are severable. In the event any provision of these Terms shall, in whole or in part, be determined to be void for any reason, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. HPC’s failure or delay in exercising or enforcing any right under these Terms shall not operate as a waiver or relinquishment of any right. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE OR APPLICATIONS MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
XVIII. CONTACT INFORMATION If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact us at the address
Hult International Business School AG, Haldenstrasse 4, 6006 Lucerne, Switzerland, or at firstname.lastname@example.org