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Terms of Use

Definitions

The Parties agree and accept that the following terms used with a capital letter in the singular and/or in the plural, shall under the Terms of Use, the meaning given to them as follows:

• «Contract»: means the present Terms of Use as well as the Privacy Policy;
• «Platform»: means the digital Platform Website and/or Mobile Applications site allowing access to the service as well as its use;
• «User»: means any person who uses the Platform, whether a Visitor or a Member;
• «Visitor»: means any person navigating on the Platform without creating an associated account.

The present Terms of Use govern our relations with you, the person gaining access to the Platform, applicable during your use of the Platform. If you do not agree with the terms of the Terms of Use, it is recommended that you do not use our Platform and our services.

When navigating on the Platform, if you are a Visitor, you acknowledge having read and accepted all the present Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

In creating an account by clicking on the button «Register with Facebook» or «Register with Google» to become a User, you are asked to read and accept the present Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, by ticking the box provided for this purpose.

We encourage you to read the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy before your first use of our Platform and to re-read them when they are updated. We may be required to amend the present Terms of Use. If amendments are made, we will inform you by email or via our Platform to allow you to look at the amendments before they become effective. If you continue to use our Platform after the publication of or after a notice is sent concerning the amendments made to the present conditions, this means that you accept the updates. You will be bound by the Terms of Use in force at the time of your use of the Platform.

Registration to the service

1.1 Conditions for registration on the Platform

Certain functions of the Platform require to be registered and having an account. Before registering on the Platform, you must read and accept the present Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

 

1.2 Creation of account

You can create an account in the following two ways:

• Either by filling in manually on our Platform the compulsory fields given in the registration form and supplying full and accurate information. To register your account, you must submit to IAB Academy certain personal information such as your family name, first name(s) and your email address. You will find a description of the processing of your data in our Privacy Policy;

• Or by using an existing account (in particular via Google Plus or Facebook), using the function provided for this purpose. By using these functions, we will have access to, will publish on our Platform and will keep certain information about your Facebook or Google account. You can at any time remove the link between your account on the IAB Academy Platform and your Google Plus or Facebook account through the intermediary of the settings of your Google Plus or Facebook profiles. To find out more about the use of your data relating to your Facebook or Google account, consult our Privacy Policy and the Facebook and Google data protection policies.

When creating your account, irrespective of the method used to do this, you agree to supply personal information that is true, accurate and complete and to update it through your profile or by notifying IAB Academy so as to guarantee its relevance and accuracy throughout out relationship with IAB Academy.

If you register by email, you agree to keep secret the password chosen at the time your account was created and not to disclose it to anyone. You must immediately inform IAB Academy if you lose or disclose your password. You are solely responsible for the use made of your account by a third party where you have not expressly notified IAB Academy of the loss, fraudulent use or disclosure of your password to a third party.

You agree not to create or use, either under your own identity or that of a third party, any accounts other than the account initially created. You may not authorise third parties to use your account. You may not assign or in any way transfer your account to any other individual person or entity.

Where a User loses or forgets his password, he must connect to the IAB Academy site and follow the procedure by clicking on the «Forgot your password» link.

1.3. Conditions for access to the Platform

1.3.1 If you do not have a free Member account

If you have not created a Member account on our Platform, you can still get access to the Platform but you will not be able to make use of all the functions and you will not have a personal profile. In fact, you will not be authorised to obtain certain types of access, such as full access to the courses published by our education team and the end of exercise quizzes. You will not have a personal account. The present Terms of Use are binding on you as they govern the conditions of use of the service, and you must read and accept them before carrying on with your navigation on the Platform.

1.3.2 If you already have a free member account – Freemium Service

The OpenClassrooms service which does not require payment is currently designated by the expression « Freemium Service ».

If you have created a free Member account, you can gain access to the Platform and to certain functions of the Freemium Service. Further to the creation of your account, you can gain access to your profile page where you have to give information that is compulsory and other information that is optional.

You can gain access to all the available courses. You also have access to end of course quizzes. However, as you will not have followed the course with a subscription, we will not be able to issue you with a certificate for the course followed. Before using the Platform, you must carefully read the present Terms of Use.

Information supplied by you

Each person gives a guarantee to IAB Academy that the information that it supplied as to its identity and its contact details relating to the service is true, accurate, complete and up to date. You are solely responsible for the truthfulness and accuracy of this information. You agree regularly to update all the information and to ensure its accuracy.

IAB Academy may not under any circumstances be held liable for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies that may be found in the information that you supply, or for any prejudice that may result therefrom for the other Users or for third parties.

You are responsible for any activity that takes place on your account and you agree at all times to preserve the security and secrecy of your username and your password. You can only have one account.

Intellectual property

With the exception of courses followed by the Users and/or by the IAB Academy Partners, all the technical, graphic, textual or other elements constituting the service and/or our Platform (texts, graphs, software, multimedia files, photographs, images, videos, sounds, plans, graphic style charters, technologies, source codes, names, trade marks, logos, visuals, databases, etc.) as well as our Platform and the service themselves, are the exclusive property of IAB Academy.

The User acknowledges that no ownership is transferred to it and that no right or licence is granted to it, apart from a right to use the service in accordance with the present document throughout the term of the Contract.

Consequently, except for express and prior authorisation given by IAB Academy the User agrees:

• not to reproduce for commercial purposes or otherwise any course present in the service (with the exception of its own courses) and/or the technical, graphic, textual or other elements constituting the service and/or our Platform;
• not to integrate all or part of the content of the service and/or our Platform into a third party site for commercial purposes or otherwise;
• not to use a robot, in particular for exploration (spider), an application for a search or recovery of websites or any other means allowing the extraction, re-use or indexation of all or part of the content of the service and/or our Platform;
• not to collect information on the Users or to send them unsolicited messages and/or integrate them into a reference or equivalent service, either paying or free;
• not to copy the courses present in the service (with the exception of his own courses) and/or the technical, graphic, textual or other elements constituting the service and/or our Platform on media of any kind allowing the reconstitution of all or part of the original files.

The author of any use not expressly authorised of elements of the service and/or our Platform will be held civilly liable or criminally responsible and legal proceedings may be brought against it as a result.

 

Protection of personal data

We pay particular attention to the protection of your personal data. You will find here a detailed description of the use that we make of your personal data and cookies and their purposes.

IAB Academy expressly asks the User to consult its Privacy Policy that is an integral part of the present Terms of Use.

Refund policy

5.1 For courses with duration of 10 and more hours 

You are entitled to withdraw from a course for which you have registered at any time before the registration deadline as mentioned in the course announcement, receiving a full refund.

If you have started to attend a course and withdraw at any time before the third day of class, 30% of the course fee will be retained and the rest will be refunded to you.

If you wish to withdraw at a later time, before you have completed 50% of the course, then 70% of the course fee will be retained and the rest will be refunded to you.

If you withdraw after completing more than 50% of  the course no refund is applicable.

If you have paid for a course which, for whatever reason, is cancelled by IAB Academy, you are entitled to a full refund.

5.2 For courses with duration of 10 and less hours

You are entitled to withdraw from a course for which you have registered anytime 5 days before the launch of the course, receiving a full refund.

If you cancel the course from 2-4 days before the launch of the course, 20% of the course fee will be retained and 80% will be refunded to you.

If you cancel the course 1 day before the launch of the course or after that, 100% of the course fee will be retained and no refunded will be made.

If you have paid for a course, which, for whatever reason, is cancelled by IAB Academy, you are entitled to a full refund.

5.3 For Book orders

Book orders will be confirmed as soon as we receive the payment. Book orders cannot be cancelled after they have been confirmed. If for some reason IAB International Academy of Business is unable to supply the book, a full refund will be made. 

Force majeure

Neither Party will be liable towards the other Party for any delay in performance or non-performance because of the occurrence of an event of force majeure, namely an event outside the control of the Parties that could not reasonably have been foreseen at the time of acceptance of the Terms of Use and whose effects cannot be avoided by appropriate measures.

The event of force majeure suspends the obligations of the Party concerned during the period over which the event of force majeure is in play, if the event is temporary. However, the Parties will try to minimise its effects as far as possible. 

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