The ITC SME Trade Academy reserves the right to modify these TOS at any time without advance notice. Any changes to these TOS will be effective immediately upon being posted on this page with an updated effective date. By accessing the Site after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified TOS and all of the changes involved herein. Be sure to return to this page periodically to make sure that you are familiar with the most current version of these TOS.
Rules for Online Conduct
You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Site and for your User Postings. "User Postings" include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on the Site by you or other users of the Site, including but not limited to all forum posts, questions, comments, videos and file uploads. You agree to use the Site in accordance with all applicable laws. Further, you agree not to use the Site for organized partisan political activities. You also agree that you will not e-mail or post any of the following content ("Prohibited Content") anywhere on the Site, or on any other learning.intracen.org computing resources:
- Content that defames, harasses or threatens others
- Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit such activities, or encourages others to commit such activities
- Content that infringes or misappropriates another's intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets
- Content that you do not have the right to disclose under contractual confidentiality obligations or fiduciary duties
- Material that contains obscene (i.e., pornographic) language or images
- Advertising, promotional materials, or any form of commercial solicitation
- Content that otherwise harms other users or visitors to the Site
- Content that is otherwise unlawful or that violates any applicable local, state, national or international law.
- Content that probes, scans, or tests the vulnerability of any system or network
- Content that breaches or otherwise circumvents any security measures
- Content that interferes with or disrupts any user, host, or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing any other user or part of the Sites
- Content that plants malware or otherwise uses the Site to distribute malware
Although the ITC SME Trade Academy does not routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the Site, it reserves the right to remove Prohibited Content of which it becomes aware, although it is under no obligation to do so.
Copyrighted material, including, without limitation, software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Site without the express permission of the owner of the copyright in the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material.
Finally, you agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user's account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Site.
In order to fully participate in all Site activities, you must register for a personal account on the Site (a “User Account”) by providing an email address and a password for your User Account. You agree that you will never divulge or share access to your User Account with any third party for any reason. You also agree to that you will create, use, and access only one User Account, and that you will not access the Site using multiple User Accounts. Decision to open an account on the SME Trade Academy confirms that you agree to receive regular communications from the SME Trade Academy, including, but not limited to: forum post digests, forum messages, alerts and notifications, regular updates, newsletters.
In setting up your User Account, you may be prompted or required to enter additional information, including but not limited to your name and location. Additional information may be required to confirm your identity. You certify that all information provided by you is accurate, current and complete and you agree that you will maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the ITC SME Trade Academy reserves the right to terminate your use of the Site.
Online Course and Certifications
The Site will regularly offer online courses in a specific area of study or on a particular topic (an “Online Course”). The ITC SME Trade Academy and the tutors of the Online Courses reserve the right to cancel, interrupt or reschedule any Online Course or modify its content as well as the point value or weight of any assignment, exam or other evaluation of progress. Online Courses offered are subject to the Disclaimer of Warranties / Limitation of Liabilities section below.
For some Online Courses, you may be awarded a certificate acknowledging your completion ("Certificate") subject to your satisfactory performance in the Online Course as determined by the sole discretion of the tutors and of the ITC SME Trade Academy. This Certificate, if provided to you, will come from the ITC SME Trade Academy. The ITC SME Trade Academy reserves the right not to offer any such Certificate for an Online Course. You acknowledge that the Certificate, the ITC SME Trade Academy’s Online Courses, will not stand in the place of a course taken at an accredited institution, and do not convey academic credit. The format of the Certificate will be determined at the discretion the ITC SME Trade Academy and the tutors, and may vary by course in terms of formatting, e.g., whether or not it reports your detailed scores or grades in the class, and in other ways.
Permission to Use Materials
Upon your agreement to the TOU contained here, the ITC SME Trade Academy grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Site. You may download material from the Site only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material, nor may you modify or create derivatives works of the material. The burden of determining that your use of any information, software or any other content on the Site is permissible rests with you.
User Material Submission
The Site may also provide you with ability to upload or send information to the ITC SME Trade Academy regarding the Site or related services (“Feedback”). By submitting the Feedback, you hereby grant the ITC SME Trade Academy an irrevocable license to use, disclose, reproduce, distribute, sublicense, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform and publicly display any such submission.
Links to Other Sites
The Site may include hyperlinks to sites maintained or controlled by others. The ITC SME Trade Academy is not responsible for, nor does it routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents or use of any of the products or services that may be offered on these sites.
Disclaimer of Warranty / Limitation of Liabilities
THE SITE AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THEREIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ITC SME Trade Academy AND THE COURSE TUTORS (THE “ITC SME Trade Academy PARTIES”) DO NOT WARRANT, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY ONLINE COURSE, SITE, INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A SITE, OR LINK TO A SITE. THE ITC SME Trade Academy PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT SITES WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER OR THAT SITES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE ITC SME Trade Academy PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT (A) THE ONLINE COURSES OR SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS OR ACHIEVE THE INTENDED PURPOSES, (B) THE ONLINE COURSES OR SITES WILL NOT EXPERIENCE OUTAGES OR OTHERWISE BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM THE ONLINE COURSES OR SITES WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THAT DEFECTS IN OR ON THE ONLINE COURSES OR SITES WILL BE CORRECTED. NONE OF THE ITC SME Trade Academy PARTIES MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING YOUR ABILITY TO TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE SITES, AND YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS THE ONLINE COURSES AND SITES MAY BE IMPAIRED. THE ITC SME Trade Academy PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO SUCH EVENTS OR THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE ONLINE COURSES OR SITES OR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES RELATED TO THEM.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE ONLINE COURSES AND SITES OR SUCH INFORMATION OR SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS TOU REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND THE ITC SME Trade Academy PARTIES, AND THAT THESE LIMITATIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS TO THE ITC SME Trade Academy'S ABILITY TO MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE BASIS.
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
If you believe in good faith that materials on the Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.
The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow the ITC SME Trade Academy to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to:
SME Trade Academy
International Trade Center
Rue de Montbrillant 24
Geneva, 1202, Switzerland
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the ITC SME Trade Academy and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees, and assignees, including the Tutors, from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses and damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party relating to or arising out of (a) your use or attempted use of the Sites or Online Course in violation of the TOU; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party, or (c) information that you post or otherwise make available on the Sites or through the Online Course, including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
You agree that the ITC SME Trade Academy, at its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Site or your participation in it t, for any reason or no reason and that none of the ITC SME Trade Academy Parties shall have any liability to you for any such action. You further agree that the ITC SME Trade Academy has the right to cancel, delay, reschedule or alter the format of any Online Course at any time, and that none of the ITC SME Trade Academy Parties shall have any liability to you for any such action. If you no longer desire to participate in the Site, you may terminate your participation therein upon notice to the ITC SME Trade Academy.
All students participating in Online Courses must agree to abide by the following code of conduct:
- I will register for only one account.
- My answers to case studies, quizzes, and exams will be my own work (except for assignments that explicitly permit collaboration).
- I will not make solutions to case studies, quizzes, or exams available to anyone else. This includes both solutions written by me, as well as any official solutions provided by the course tutors.
- I will not engage in any other activities that will dishonestly improve my results or dishonestly improve/hurt the results of others.
Effective as of November 12th, 2014