Terms of Use

1. Introduction

Please read these Terms of Use and the other Agreements described immediately below before registering for, accessing or using any portion of the UniCyber website (the “Site,” which consists of all content and pages located within and accessible at the www.unicyber.org or any other websites, applications, Courses or online or mobile products or services of UniCyber (collectively, the “Services”). The term “Services” includes the Site and all content and pages located within and accessible via the Site, as well as any course material, course or cohort pages and platforms, directories and other electronic services available via the Site or any of the other Services. These Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, SMS Terms, Community Values, and Honor Code are agreements (the Agreements) between you and UniCyber.

 

By registering for, accessing or using any Services, you accept and agree to be legally bound by the Agreements, whether or not you are a registered user or have an account. If you do not understand or do not wish to be bound by the terms of the Agreements, do not register for, access or use any Services.

We may make changes to the Agreements at any time, but will alert you that we are doing so by giving notice via the Services or by some other means. By registering for, accessing or using any Services after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement to the modified Agreements and all of the changes, which will be effective immediately unless we notify you of a later effective date. If the changes are not acceptable to you, you should discontinue use of the Services.

As used in these Terms of Use, “we,” “us” and “our” refer to UniCyber.

2. Courses

 

Through the Services, UniCyber offers online courses, or other offerings in specific areas of study or on particular topics (each, a “Course”). UniCyber reserves the right to cancel, interrupt or reschedule any Course or modify its content as well as the point value or weight of any assignment, exam or other evaluation of progress that may be provided in connection with any Course. Courses are subject to the Agreements, including without limitation the Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability sections below.

 

You will not receive academic credit for taking a Course. It is only for your own knowledge development. You agree and acknowledge that nothing in these Terms of Use or otherwise with respect to your access or use of any of the Services or any Course (a) enrolls or registers you in UniCyber, or any other school, division, institute or Course of or associated with UniCyber, or (b) entitles you to access or use the resources or receive any benefits or privileges of any of the foregoing entities beyond the Courses. In some cases, we may offer Courses for which you can register through a School at UniCyber. This will require a registration with that School that is separate from registration with UniCyber. In that event, you may be able to receive academic credit in accordance that School's rules and policies.

UniCyber may offer a credential or other acknowledgment for participants who have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the Course material. The decision to award any such credential or other acknowledgment to a given participant will be solely within the discretion of UniCyber. UniCyber may choose not to offer any credential or other acknowledgment for some Courses. In addition, UniCyber may decide in its sole discretion whether to provide a record concerning a participant’s performance in a Course. The format of any credential or other acknowledgment, and of any record of performance, provided by UniCyber relating to the Courses will be determined by UniCyber in its sole discretion and may vary from Course to Course.

If you are enrolled in a Course through a school or an educational institution with which you are associated (your “Home Institution”), UniCyber may provide a record to your Home Institution concerning your performance in the Course, in accordance with the Privacy Policy. However, the decision whether your Home Institution will award any credit, benefit or credential, and the nature of any such credit, benefit or credential, will lie solely with your Home Institution.

 

3. Conduct

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Services and for your User Content, as well as any content of others that you submit, post, contribute, publish or distribute on any of the Services. “User Content” includes all content, in whatever format, submitted, posted, contributed, published or distributed on any of the Services by a user, including but not limited to all notes, questions, answers, comments, text, pictures, videos and file uploads. In some Courses, users may contribute by speaking or appearing on camera, and User Content may include transmissions or recordings of a user’s voice and/or image. You agree that you will use the Services in compliance with the Agreements and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including privacy and copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all international export control laws.

 

The following kinds of content (“prohibited content”) are strictly prohibited on the services:

 

1. Content that defames, harasses, discriminates against, harms or threatens others;

2. Content that discusses illegal activities, with the intent to commit them;

3. Content that infringes or misappropriates intellectual property rights;

4. Content that you do not have the right to disclose;

5. Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;

6. Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;

7. Content related to partisan political activities; and

8. Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.

 

UniCyber reserves the right to remove Prohibited Content of which it becomes aware, but is under no obligation to do so.

In addition, you agree not to (a) use any of the Services in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any part of any of the Services or the computer equipment or network(s) connected to any of the Services or to disrupt or interfere with any Course or any other user's use and enjoyment of any of the Services; (b) attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer equipment or networks connected to any of the Services through hacking, password mining or any other means; (c) obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information on or via any of the Services not intentionally made available through the Services; (d) copy or use any portion of any of the Services other than as expressly allowed under the Agreements; (e) use any high volume, automated, or electronic means to access any of the Services (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts); (f) frame any of the Services, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages; or (g) force headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through any of the Services.

 

If you participate in any Course, you agree to complete all work, including any exams, associated with each Course in which you may be enrolled with your own, original work and only your own, original work, and you agree not to engage in any activity that would dishonestly improve your results, or improve or hurt the results of others. In addition, unless otherwise stated in the respective Course, you agree that any exams, quizzes or questions provided in connection with each Course are for your individual use only. Copying, capturing, transmitting or providing all or any part of the exams, quizzes or questions to any other person infringes UniCyber's rights and is strictly prohibited. UniCyber reserves the right to pursue any and all legal remedies against you if you violate this Agreement.

 

4. User Accounts and User Registration

In order to participate in most Services, you must register for a personal account on the relevant Service (a “User Account”) by providing an email address and a password for your User Account, as well as any additional information required herein or on the relevant Service. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information to your User Account or Login Credential with any third party for any reason. You also agree that you will create, use, and/or access only one User Account or Login Credential, and that you will not access the Services using any User Account or Login Credential other than your own.

 

You agree to notify us immediately upon becoming aware of or suspecting any unauthorized use of your User Account or Login Credential. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized access to your User Account or Login Credential.

 

In registering for a User Account or obtaining a Login Credential, or completing an application and registering for a Course, 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, and different or additional information may be required depending on your use of the Services or enrollment in Courses. You warrant that all such information provided by you is accurate, current, complete, and complies with your obligations under the Agreements. You also agree to maintain and update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if any such information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your use of any or all of the Services, in our sole discretion.

 

If you are admitted to a UniCyber Course, or as part of your registration, you may be required to submit a headshot photo of yourself (via webcam or such other method as UniCyber may require). You may also be subject to spontaneous identity verification checks throughout the applicable Course. The authentication of your identity may be performed by a UniCyber third-party service provider.

 

5. License Grant to You; UniCyber's Intellectual Property Rights

In consideration for your agreement to these Terms of Use, UniCyber grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Services solely in accordance with the Agreements. UniCyber may make UniCyber Content (as defined below) available to you through the Courses or otherwise via the Services. You may obtain and use UniCyber Content only for your own personal, non-commercial use in connection with the Services and participating in Courses. You may not copy and modify UniCyber Content for your own personal, noncommercial use. You may not transfer, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or create derivative works of UniCyber Content. You may not reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise access the source code for any software that may be used to operate any of the Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, certain reference documents, digital textbooks, articles and other information on the Services may be made available to you with the permission of third parties, and use of that third party material may be subject to certain rules and conditions, which we will post along with the material or otherwise inform you about. You agree to abide by all such rules and conditions.

 

“UniCyber Content” means all content or other material, in whole or in part, available through the Courses or otherwise via the Services, including but not limited to lectures, speeches, discussions, comments, video lessons, quizzes, tests, presentation materials, homework assignments, Courses, code, and other images, text, layouts, arrangements, displays, illustrations, documents, materials, audio and video clips, HTML and files.

 

All UniCyber Content is the property of UniCyber and/or its affiliates or licensors and is protected by copyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under intellectual property international laws.

 

UniCyber logos, trademarks and service marks that may appear in the Services ("Marks") are the property of UniCyber and are protected under intellectual property international laws. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in the Services, with or without attribution, are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.

 

UniCyber and/or its affiliates and licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted herein to the Courses, Services, UniCyber Content, and Marks.

 

6. User Submissions

The Services may provide you with the ability to upload or otherwise provide certain User Content. With respect to User Content you submit or otherwise make available in connection with your use of the Services, and subject to the UniCyber Privacy Policy, you grant UniCyber a fully transferable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, make derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display and otherwise disseminate and make available such User Content, in any manner or medium now known or later developed, and to authorize others to do any of the foregoing. You expressly acknowledge that your User Content may be visible to others and may include Personally Identifiable Information, as defined in the UniCyber Privacy Policy. To the extent that you provide User Content, you represent, warrant to UniCyber and agree that (a) you have all necessary rights to provide and use such User Content and permit UniCyber to use such User Content as provided above; (b) as between you and UniCyber, you shall be responsible for the payment of any third party fees related to the provision and use of such User Content; and (c) such User Content does not and will not infringe or misappropriate any third party rights.

In connection with your participation in a Course, you may have the ability to access or download User Content of other users taking the Course and other users may have the ability to access or download your User Content. While UniCyber requires all users to comply with these Terms of Use and the UniCyber Privacy Policy in providing User Content, UniCyber cannot guarantee such compliance or that any such User Content will be free of Prohibited Content, viruses, worms, back doors, Trojan horses or other harmful contaminants. UniCyber disclaims any responsibility or liability relating to your access or download of such User Content.

The Services may also provide you with ability to upload or send information to UniCyber regarding the Services (“Feedback”). By submitting Feedback, you hereby grant UniCyber an irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, make derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display and otherwise disseminate and make available such Feedback, in any manner or medium now known or later developed, and to authorize others to do the foregoing.

 

You acknowledge that we may screen User Content, and that we shall have the right (but not the obligation), in our sole discretion, to remove any User Content without any liability to you. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to remove any User Content that violates the Agreements or is otherwise objectionable in our sole and absolute discretion. You agree and acknowledge that we may preserve User Content and may disclose User Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that any such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce these Terms of Use, respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties, or protect our rights, property or personal safety or that of our Users and the public.

 

7. Payment

Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by UniCyber, full payment for participation in a Course is required at the time of registration. Specific payment requirements and related terms may be provided to you at the time of registration on the applicable Course-specific web page or otherwise on the applicable Service.

8. Refunds

If you withdraw before the start of a Course, you may be eligible, in UniCyber's discretion, for a refund of all or part of course expenses, minus a processing fee. If you withdraw after the start of the Course, or if you are found to be in violation of the Agreements or any other UniCyber or Course-specific policy, you will not be issued a refund unless UniCyber elects to do so.

 

If your participation in a Course is being sponsored by your employer or Home Institution, the terms and conditions of UniCyber's agreement with your employer or Home Institution will govern payment and refunds to the extent different from those set forth herein.

 

9. Termination of Services

You agree that UniCyber, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of any or all of the Services or your participation in any Course, for any reason or no reason, and that UniCyber shall not have any liability to you for any such action; provided, however, that if UniCyber terminates your participation in a Course other than for cause (including, without limitation, your failure to comply with any term of the Agreements), you will receive a pro-rata refund of any fees you paid in connection with the Course. Without limiting any of UniCyber's other rights or remedies, it is UniCyber's policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances users of the Services who are repeat copyright infringers. UniCyber will not be required to provide you any service or engage in any activity (including but not limited to providing you Courses and/or credentials or acknowledgements relating to same) if UniCyber believes that the service or activity may violate any applicable law or regulation. You further acknowledge that for the purpose of any Course your sole relationship with UniCyber is as defined in the Agreements. Termination does not give rise to any right to any grievance or other resolution process for student disputes at UniCyber, or any other school, division, institute or Course of or associated with UniCyber. You agree that UniCyber has the right to cancel, delay, reschedule, or alter the format of any Course at any time. If you no longer wish to participate in any Course or use any of the Services, you may terminate your participation upon notice to UniCyber. The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the Services or your participation in a Course, but the other provisions of the Agreements will survive any such termination.

 

10. Links

The Services may include hyperlinks to websites or applications maintained or controlled by others. UniCyber is not responsible for and does not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these websites or applications. If you decide to access linked third-party websites or applications, you do so at your own risk.

 

11. Eligibility

Account registration and participation in any Course or other Service is generally restricted to those individuals 18 years of age or older who are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties herein. Individuals under 18 years of age but 7 years of age or older may be able to register for an account and participate in certain Courses or Services in limited instances in our discretion. In those cases, we may have additional requirements for registration or access, including, for example, approval of a parent or other authorized person.

 

By registering for or participating in a Course or Service, you hereby represent that (i) you are 18 years of age or older and have the authority and legal capacity to enter into the Agreements, or (ii) you are 7 years of age or older, you are only registering for or accessing a Course or Service that we have expressly allowed people between 13 and 18 years of age to register for or access, and all additional requirements (such as parental approval) that we have established for registration or access by such people have been met. No one under the age of 13 years may participate in any Course or download or access any Service. In addition, those who wish to register and participate in any Course or other Service must meet any other minimum requirements set forth in the Agreements. Courses may have additional eligibility or admission requirements, as specified on the applicable Course section of the Services. If you do not qualify or do not agree to these terms, you may not use the Services.

 

12. Choice of Law; Dispute Resolution

You agree that the Agreements and any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to the Agreements, any Course or other Service, or any content obtained from or through any of the Services will be governed by the local laws, excluding its conflicts of law principles. You agree that all such claims and disputes will be heard and resolved exclusively in the courts located in and serving at UniCyber area. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of those courts over you for this purpose, and you waive and agree not to assert any objection to such proceedings in those courts (including any defense or objection of lack of proper jurisdiction or venue or inconvenience of forum).

 

13. Disclaimers of Warranty; Limitations of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all courses and services (as defined at the outset of these terms of use) and any related information or products are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind (express, implied or otherwise), including without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. UniCyber does not warrant that any service will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that the any service is free of viruses or other harmful components. Without limiting the foregoing, UniCyber does not warrant that (a) the courses or services will meet your requirements or expectations or achieve the intended purposes, (b) the courses or services will not experience outages or otherwise will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, (c) the courses, services or information obtained through or from the courses or services will be accurate, complete, current, error-free, secure or reliable, or (d) any defects in or on the courses or services will be corrected.

 

UniCyber makes no representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the services, and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the courses and services may be impaired.

Except insofar as the following limitation may be prohibited by applicable law, UniCyber shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable (including, but not limited to, loss of profits or earning power, loss of data, losses due to errors or interruption in availability of any services, unavailability of any course, server or communications facility, or damages due to acts or omissions of others using any service or participating in a course), arising out of or relating to the agreements, the services or the courses, including without limitation your and others' use of or inability to use any service, or your participation in any course, or your submission or use of user content, or others’ use of your user content, or your interaction with other course participants (whether online or in person), or your reliance upon information obtained from or through any course or service, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law. UniCyber's total cumulative liability to you arising out of or related to the agreements, the services or the courses (including, without limitation, in the ways described in the preceding sentence), whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will not exceed the greater of (1) the total amount of fees received by UniCyber from you or on your behalf for or in connection with the services and any courses in any twelve month period or (2) U.S.$100. The disclaimers and limitations set forth in this section shall apply, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, whether or not UniCyber has been negligent or otherwise at fault.

 

You acknowledge and agree that the warranty disclaimers and the limitations of liability set forth in these terms of use reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between you and UniCyber, and that these limitations are essential to UniCyber's willingness to make the service and courses available to you. Each of these disclaimers and limitations is intended to be separately enforceable, regardless of whether any other remedy fails of its essential purpose.

 

Certain jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If the laws or regulations of these jurisdictions apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

 

14. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless UniCyber (as defined for this purpose in Section 13 above) from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, relating to or arising out of (a) your use or attempted use of any of the Courses or other Services in violation of the Agreements; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party; or (c) information or content that you post or otherwise make available through any Course or otherwise via any of the Services, including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.

 

15. Release and Waiver

For certain Courses, you may be required to take one or more exams at a designated test site (each, a “Test Site”). A Test Site may be operated by third parties and not by UniCyber. Going to and using a Test Site may involve risks not found in study conducted solely online. You are responsible for making your own investigation of those risks and assuming them knowingly and willingly.

 

You agree, on behalf of yourself and your family, heirs and personal representative(s), that your only recourse if you are injured or otherwise suffer harm in connection with taking exams at Test Sites will be against the applicable Test Sites, those working for or in concert with such Test Sites, or third parties not described in the following sentence. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you hereby release, hold harmless and agree to indemnify UniCyber, UniCyber and UniCyber, and its and their officers, governing board members, faculty, employees, agents and representatives, from and against any present or future claims, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses for injury to person or property, and any other damage, which you may suffer, or for which you may be liable to any other person, related to your taking exams at Test Sites (including travel to and from Test Sites), resulting from any cause, including but not limited to negligence on your part or on the part of any of the released parties.

 

16. Copyright Policy

Copyright owners who believe their material has been infringed on any of the Services should contact UniCyber at hello@unicyber.org

 

17. Integration

These Terms of Use, the UniCyber Privacy Policy, the SMS Terms, the Community Values, and the Honor Code together constitute the entire agreement between you and UniCyber with respect to your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and UniCyber regarding your use of any of the Services. Some terms applicable to your registration for UniCyber or your enrollment or participation in Courses may be provided to you at the time of registration or access or on Course-specific web pages. These additional terms may include, among other things, terms relating to the act of registering, specific fees or Course requirements. Your registration, enrollment or participation also shall be subject to your agreement and compliance with those additional terms.

 

18. Waiver

The failure of UniCyber to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreements shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreements is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, to the extent that may lawfully be done, and the other provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

 

19. Assignment

UniCyber may freely transfer or assign any portion of its rights or delegate its obligations under the Agreements. You may not transfer or assign, by operation of law or otherwise, any portion of your rights or delegate your obligations under the Agreements without the prior written consent of UniCyber, and any attempted such transfer or assignment shall be void and of no effect.