Terms & Conditions

Effective : May 22, 2018

All students applying or enrolling on any programme offered through Unic Online Ltd and its subsidiaries hereinafter The Company sign up to the  Terms and Conditions.  Such conditions may change from time to time.

Educational products and services are provided by Unic Online Ltd (The Company). These Terms govern your use of all our websites, apps, and other products and services. As some of our Services may be software that is downloaded to your computer, phone, tablet, or other device, you agree that we may automatically update this software, and that these Terms will apply to such updates. Please read these Terms carefully, and contact us if you have any questions. By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms, including the policies referenced in these Terms (such as our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy).

Disclaimers

The services and all included content are provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. The Company specifically disclaims 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 Company further disclaims 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.

Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Company shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from: (a) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the services; (b) any conduct or content of any party other than the applicable Company, including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct; or (c) unauthorized access, use, or alteration of your content or information. In no event shall the Company aggregate liability for all claims related to the services exceed twenty US dollars ($20) or the total amount of fees received by the Company from you for the use of paid services during the past three months, whichever is greater.

You acknowledge and agree that the disclaimers and the limitations of liability set forth in these terms reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between you and the Company, and that these limitations are an essential basis to the Company’s ability to make its services available to you on an economically feasible basis.

You agree that any cause of action related to the services must commence within one 6 (six) months after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

Indemnification
You agree to hold the Company and its directors, officers, employees, agents, partners associated institutions and representatives harmless for any injury incurred through the use of, or the inability to use, this web-site. This limitation of liability applies to (without limitation) direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages even if an authorized director, officer, employee, agent, associates, partners or representative of the Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

 

Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the Republic of Cyprus without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof. Any dispute arising from these terms and conditions shall be resolved exclusively in the state and federal court of the Republic of Cyprus.

 

Data protection
We will take appropriate technical and organization measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of Your Data or its accidental loss, destruction or damage. In the event of any loss or damage to Your Data, we will use reasonable commercial endeavours to restore the lost or damaged data from the latest back-up of such data. We will not be responsible for any loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of Your Data caused by any third party.

By agreeing to these Terms you are giving us your consent to use Your Data and to transfer it to, and share it with, our associated companies. The transfer and sharing of Your Data is for the following purposes:

  • to provide educational services or products;
  • to process payments;
  • to inform you about similar products or services that we provide; and
  • administration purposes.

By agreeing to these Terms you are also giving us your consent to share Your Data with our selected partners, associates, related companies or other organizations and educational establishments.

By agreeing to these Terms you are providing your consent to the transfer and sharing of Your Data as per above.

We will process Your Data only in accordance with these Terms, our Privacy Policy and any lawful instructions reasonably given by you from time for the purposes of the Act.

This page (together with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and the documents expressly referred to in them) informs you about us and the legal terms and conditions (Terms) on which we allow you to join our services or programmes of study.

These Terms will apply to any contract between us under which you join a service or a programme offered by us. Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before joining a Programme or service through our Site. Please note that by joining any of our Programmes or services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the other documents expressly referred to in them.

If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to join any Service or Programmes from our Site.

You should print a copy of these Terms or save them to your computer for future reference.

We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to join a Programme or Service, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time.

These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.

 

Agreement
By accepting these terms, you agree to be bound by the following regulations and publications which together form your contract with the Company:

  • Course/Programme Regulations: these are available from your Programme/Module Leaders and on the website.
  • Any other Company rule or regulation referred to in this Agreement or from time to time in force, as published.

 

Participation agreement
By accepting these terms, you agree that:

  • You will notify Academic Affairs of any changes to the information which you have submitted on application or enrolment; for example, if you change your address;
  • You will participate fully in those activities which are described in each module as essential;
  • You will inform the Module Leader if circumstances oblige you to miss any of those essential activities and give details of the relevant circumstances to the Module Leader;
  • You wish to have your performance assessed according to the approved procedures;
  • You will observe and meet the deadlines and timetable prescribed for each module;
  • Failure to participate adequately in the essential activities may lead to termination of your enrolment on your programme of study. You will be invited to explain your failure to participate before termination on the programme occurs. Failure to engage in this process will be considered to be withdrawal.
  • You will follow all the rules and regulations of the programme or institution you are studying under.

 

E-Submission
Your rights over your work

The intellectual property in the assessments that you do will normally be owned by you (see Intellectual Property Rights Policy).

The Company will require you to submit certain pieces of work by way of E-Submission. The E-Submission system uses the Turnitin or other database, and work that you submit may be used by Turnitin or other software for the purpose of checking the originality both of your work and other students’ work.

By making the Student Declaration you agree that your work may be used in this way.

The Company, via Academic Departments, Student Centres, and other departments, allows employees and agents of the Company to access appropriate information about students, when they have a legitimate reason to do so.

Student information is disclosed to a variety of third parties or their agents, notably:

  • Student sponsors and or various scholarship programmes;
  • Relevant government departments to whom we have a statutory obligation to release information;
  • Examining bodies, other educational establishments and other relevant academic bodies;
  • Potential employers of our students;
  • Potential providers of placements and/or education to our students;
  • Other associates or partners

Disclosures will be made to other organisations not listed above in specific legitimate circumstances.

Information relating to your studies, including your name and results, may be published on the student information system (SIS) or other software used by the Company. The email address that you enter when you enrol may be displayed within any of the software used by the Company to process data and other related systems such as the Learning Platform and may be viewable by other students on your module or programme. Please consider this when choosing and entering your email address when enrolling.

 

Criminal convictions
By accepting these terms you are confirming that you have no unspent criminal convictions (excluding motoring offences). If this is not the case you must notify the Company prior to enrolment so that the Company can consider whether such convictions are compatible with participating in the Company’s programmes and/or services.

 

Fees and payment
It is your responsibility to make sure your tuition fees and other payments to the Company which relate to programmes you are studying services you are using, or accommodation are paid in full within the set deadlines.  By accepting these terms, you are bound by the Company’s regulations on the payment of fees, and other expenses relating to the programmes or services offered to you.  No refunds are made for any payments made.

When making any payment to the Company it is essential that you let us know what the payment relates to (for example tuition fees, application fees etc). This is to enable the Company to correctly allocate your payment against your various accounts. If you do not tell us what a particular payment relates to we will try to contact you at the address, email address or telephone number you have provided to ascertain what the payment relates to. If we cannot contact you in this way within a reasonable period of time, we will automatically allocate your payment to the tuition fees.

 

Cancellation and refund policy
The purpose of this section is to provide guidance on when refunds of tuition fees will be made by the Company and how they will be calculated. This policy relates to the portion of the tuition fee that is paid directly by the student or by a private sponsor for studies relating to our online or blended learning programmes or short courses or other related services.

As a general rule there are no refunds for any fees paid. Any refund of tuition fees and or reduction in tuition fees is at the discretion of the Company’s Finance Office. In all cases, any other debt owing to the Company will be subtracted from any refund of fees if applicable.

 

Termination of Agreement
Your rights and obligations under this Agreement will end automatically, subject to your rights of internal appeal and your obligation to pay Fees, if your studies with the Company are terminated as a result of:

  • Action taken against you in accordance with the Company’s disciplinary or fitness to practice procedures;
  • A decision of an assessment board, based on your academic performance;
  • You can stop using our Services at any time, although we will be sorry to see you go.

Non-payment of fees, in accordance with the Company’s Regulations on payment of fees:

  • You are still required to pay the agreed fees even if you failed to participate in your programme of study, as defined in the participation agreement.
  • If you are expelled or dismissed from the Company or other organisation which you are required to attend or be a member of as part of your programme, the Company may end this Agreement immediately by written notice to you.

In addition, the Company may end this Agreement by written notice to you in the following circumstances:

  • If, between accepting an offer and starting your programme, there is a change in your circumstances which, in the reasonable opinion of the Company, makes it inappropriate for you to study on your programme;
  • If the Company becomes aware of information about you which it did not know before (for example, unspent criminal convictions) which, in the reasonable opinion of the Company, makes it inappropriate for you to study on your programme;

If, in the reasonable opinion of the Company, you have failed to provide the Company with all relevant information, or have supplied false or misleading information, relating to your application for your programme.

Requirements on termination of this Agreement

If at any time this Agreement terminates:

  • The Company shall be entitled to refuse to enrol you on your programme (if, at the date of termination, you have not already enrolled);
  • The Company shall be entitled to require you to stop studying on your programme and to leave the Company immediately (if, at the date of termination, you have enrolled);
  • The Company may hold your data following local regulations, laws or legistlation.

If at any time this Agreement terminates, your obligations are:

  • To return to Academic Affairs all property owned by the Company;
  • To pay all outstanding fees immediately;

Any action taken by the Company under the above provisions will not restrict its ability to take any other action against you which it may be entitled to take. The Company will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result.

 

Notices
Any notice given under this Agreement shall be in writing. Letters will be addressed to you by email or other electronic means or by post or courier to your home address as appropriate, at the last address you gave to Academic Affairs. Student Support must be kept updated by you at all times. Letters shall be deemed to have been properly served when delivered by hand to that address, or 48 hours after being posted to that address if sent by pre-paid first class post or if sent by email or other electronic means. Good service may also be given by email to the last email address you gave to Academic Affairs in which case service shall be deemed effective 48 hours after sending. It is your responsibility to ensure that you Academic Affairs of any change in address, telephone and email details.

 

Student declaration
I declare that the information given by me is correct and that I have no unspent criminal convictions (excluding motoring offences). I undertake to pay all fees and miscellaneous expenses relating to my programme/short course/ module of study and promise to pay in accordance with the terms and conditions of payment. I understand that amounts paid and/or payable by me will be checked by the Company and I undertake to pay any shortfall within 14 days of demand by the Company. I understand that all amounts paid are not refundable.

I acknowledge that the Company is entitled to refuse to enrol me if I am indebted to it. I agree to be bound by the Conditions of Entry and Company Regulations for Students and programme/module regulations. I agree that it is my responsibility to ensure that I am familiar with conditions of entry, the handbooks and all applicable regulations and to become acquainted with them. I shall be bound by the Participation Agreement and the other notices.