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Terms of Use

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND Singapore Business School

The Singapore Business School Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by Singapore Business School. The Singapore Business School Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions,and notices contained herein, as well as the terms and conditions of Singapore Business School’s Privacy Statement. Please read these Terms of Use and the Privacy Statement carefully before using the Web Site. Your use of the Singapore Business School Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms,conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Singapore Business School reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Singapore Business School Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with admission to the Singapore Business School and participation in Singapore Business School educational programs.

SCOPE OF USE

By accessing the Singapore Business School Web Site, you agree to (i) use the content of the Singapore Business School Web Site for your personal, informational,non-commercial purposes, (ii) ensure that any information about yourself that you provide to Singapore Business School through the Singapore Business School Web Site is accurate, complete and current, and (iii) comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of the Singapore Business School Web Site.

You agree that you will not (a) use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Singapore Business School Web Site or (b) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Singapore Business School Web Site’s infrastructure as determined by Singapore Business School in its own discretion.

Singapore Business School reserves the right, for any reason, at its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Singapore Business School Web Site at any time. Singapore Business School may also impose limits on certain features of the Singapore Business School Web Site or restrict access to any part or all of the Singapore Business School Web Site without notice or penalty.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Singapore Business School Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”).The Linked Sites are not under the control of Singapore Business School and Singapore Business School is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site,including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Singapore Business School disclaims all liability with regard to your access to any linked web site, and any access to any linked web site is at your own risk. Singapore Business School is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Singapore Business School is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Singapore Business School of the site or any association with its operators.

LINKS FROM THIRD PARTY SITES

Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and Singapore Business School, you must adhere to Singapore Business School’s linking policy if you wish to link your web site to the Singapore Business School Web Site, as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with Singapore Business School’s names and trademarks; (ii) the link must “point” to the URL www.sbs-online.world and not to other web pages within the Singapore Business School Web Site; (iii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with Singapore Business School; (iv) when selected by a user, the link must display the Singapore Business School Web Site on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking website; and (v) Singapore Business School reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.

E-MAIL

The Singapore Business School Web Site offers opportunities for you to provide your own personally identifiable information to Singapore Business School by applying for admission, by donating time and/or money and by sending e mails to Singapore Business School. Please review Singapore Business School’s Privacy Statement before providing personally identifiable information to Singapore Business School. Also, please bear in mind that e-mail communications may not be secure before providing any personal or confidential information to Singapore Business School via the Singapore Business School Web Site.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Singapore Business School Web Site, you warrant to Singapore Business School that you will not use the Singapore Business School Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Singapore Business School Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Singapore Business School Web Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Singapore Business School Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Singapore Business School Web Site.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Singapore Business School Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, newsgroups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Singapore Business School Web Site, Singapore Business School’s network, or another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Singapore Business School has no obligation to monitor any messages, content, or any other aspect of the Communication Services. However, Singapore Business School reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any materials in its sole discretion. Singapore Business School reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself,your children or other persons in any Communication Service. Singapore Business School does not endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Singapore Business School specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service.Managers and hosts are not authorized Singapore Business School spokespersons,and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Singapore Business School.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO Singapore Business School OR POSTED AT THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE

Singapore Business School does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Singapore Business School (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the Singapore Business School Web Site (collectively “Submissions”).However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Singapore Business School and its sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with Singapore Business School’s operations including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute,transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission. Singapore Business School is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Singapore Business School’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

Singapore Business School AND/OR ITS AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE,PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. Singapore Business School AND ITS AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS,SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES. Singapore Business School MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Singapore Business School AND/OR ITS AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES,THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY CONTENT,INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT,NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY, EVEN IF Singapore Business School OR ANY OF ITS AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES,THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE Singapore Business School WEB SITE.

REMEDIES / TERMINATION / ACCESS RESTRICTION

Singapore Business School reserves the right to seek all remedies at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including, in its sole discretion, the right to terminate your access to the Singapore Business School Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

GENERAL

This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Use of the Singapore Business School Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. The information provided on the Singapore Business School Web Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Singapore Business School or its affiliates to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Singapore Business School makes no representation that the information in the Singapore Business School Web Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Singapore Business School Web Site from territories where the content or information on the Singapore Business School Web Site or use of the content or information offered herein may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Singapore Business School Web Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Singapore Business School as a result of these Terms of Use or your use of the Singapore Business School Web Site. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use or the Privacy Statement is in derogation of Singapore Business School’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Singapore Business School Web Site or information provided to or gathered by Singapore Business School with respect to such use. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and exclusions of liability set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid,enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in effect.Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use, the Privacy Statement and any other policies to which these Terms of Use may refer constitute the entire agreement between you and Singapore Business School with respect to the Singapore Business School Web Site and they supersede all prior communications, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Singapore Business School with respect to the Singapore Business School Web Site. A printed version of these Terms of Use, the Privacy Statement and any other policies to which these Terms of Use may refer and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use and your use of the Singapore Business School Web Site to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You expressly consent to the presentation of these Terms of Use and all other documents related to your use of the Singapore Business School Web Site in the English language.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the Singapore Business School Web Site are subject to copyrights owned by Singapore Business School or its licensors. Except for your personal, informational, non-commercial use as authorized above, you may not reproduce,modify or distribute any text, graphics or other content on the Singapore Business School Web Site without written permission from Singapore Business School.

TRADEMARKS

Singapore Business School and its accompanying logo are trademarks of Singapore Business School. Unauthorized use of any mark owned by Singapore Business School may be a violation of Singapore Business School’s legal rights. The names of companies mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

QUESTIONS / COMMENTS / CONCERNS

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Terms of Use, you may contact Singapore Business School by e-mailing contact@sbs-online.world.

General Terms and Conditions (Study Contract)

1. Conduct of  the study program

1.1. Program designation and degree

The Singapore Business School (hereafter: SBS) is  committed to implementing the distance learning program, which is stated on  page 1 of study contract, in line with the valid study and examination regulations. The  contract is binding once the electronic confirmation of acceptance of the SBS  is sent. Upon successful completion of the distance learning program, the  student acquires the academic title dependent on the chosen study program in  line with the valid study and examination regulations. The content of the  offered courses and the respective time period corresponds to the curriculum,  which is made available to the student on the corresponding page of the SBS  Website.

1.2. Changes to the course plan

The SBS has the right to modify study plans if it is  reasonable for students and corresponds to the educational objective of the  study program.

2. Contract  duration

2.1. Contract duration

The contract has a defined maximum duration, which  is stated on page 1. The contract starts on the date stated on page 1 and  ends after the duration stated on page 1, without any notice of termination.

If the student wants to take the final examination  (Capstone Project) before the end of the contract duration, his/her contract  will end after the examination is passed successfully.

2.2. Contract extension for students lacking  performance records

If the student does not acquire all necessary  performance records within the contract duration agreed upon on page 1, the  student may request in writing that the contract is extended, subject to a  charge. If the student does not submit an application in time, (s)he will be  exmatriculated.

The SBS may reject the application for a contract  extension in justified cases.

To extend the contract duration (subject to a charge)  according to this section, course fees have to be paid in return for the  further use of the equipment and offers from the SBS. Details are regulated  by a separate agreement to be finalized for the contract extension.

2.3. Withdrawal and refunds

Students who withdraw from a program within the  first two weeks of the start date will be entitled to a refund of 50% of the  Tuition fees. Where fees paid in advance are less than 50% of the course fee,  the balance will remain payable.

Students who withdraw from a program after two weeks  following the start date, will not be entitled to any refund, and any fees  outstanding will remain payable.

All withdrawals should be notified in writing to  Student Services. The effective date for the calculation of any refund is the  date stated on page 1.

If a student is on any installment fee payment plan,  no refund will be provided.

2.4. Immediate termination of the contract

The right to immediate termination of the contract  for a reasonable cause remains unaffected. Important, justified causes for  the student to qualify for immediate termination particularly include proven,  unexpected unemployment, life-threatening illnesses as well as the death of a  student. A change in the study program, relocation, failed exams, financial  or family reasons are not justified causes for immediate termination.

Justified causes for the SBS to qualify for  immediate termination particularly include outstanding tuition fees, breaches  against the SBS’s examination rules, or a student’s criminal actions at the  expense of the SBS.

2.5. Leave of absence

In the case of illness or for other proven personal  reasons, students may apply for a leave of absence for a period of up to six  months. The leave of absence can take place, at the earliest, three months  after the study start.

The bilateral rights and obligations of this  contract lapse in this case for the duration of the leave of absence. The  obligation to pay the total tuition fees remains after the granting of the  leave of absence to the student.

The application for a leave of absence of six months  can be carried out with two weeks’ notice before the intended start of the  leave of absence and must be in text form. The study contract cannot be  terminated during a granted leave of absence. When applying for a leave of  absence, the “Information for a leave of absence” and/or the  "Information for a leave of absence due to maternity leave or parental  leave" becomes an integral part of the distance learning contract.

Under no circumstances can leave of absence be  converted to a refund.

2.6. Failing essential examinations

In the event that a student fails an exam, which is  necessary to pass in order to successfully complete the study program, the  teaching contract ends without having to be terminated. In this case, the  student will be exmatriculated.

3. Tuition fees

3.1. Cost models

The total costs of the chosen program are dependent  on the chosen fields of study and are not dependent on the time model.

3.2. Tuition fees

The total costs for the chosen study program are  stated on page 1 of the study contract.

3.3. Payment method and deadline

The tuition fees are payable in advance. The fee  shall be payable exclusively in USD or Bitcoin, regardless of whether or not  the student's place of residence is located within the USD currency area. The  use of online payment systems shall be necessary. Debit/credit card payments  (Visa or MasterCard) or Bitcoin payments will only be accepted via online  payment systems. SBS will inform the student about the available online  payment systems. All and any charges due to fee payments abroad shall be  exclusively paid by the student. The payment for the education must have been  received by SBS before the start of the study program. Otherwise, the student  can’t start his/her studies.

If the student wants to take the final examination (Capstone Project) before the end of the contract duration decided upon in Section 2.1. the outstanding tuition fees for the remainder of the course,  until the end, have to be paid in full before the date of the final  examination.

4. Duties of  the student

4.1. Paying the course fees

If the tuition fees cannot be paid fully and on time  by the student, the SBS is entitled to charge any applicable fees to the  student’s invoice and claim them. Regardless of this, the SBS is entitled to  terminate the contract due to extraordinary reasons, if the student is in  default with fee payment.

4.2. Examinations

The student is given three attempts to pass the final examination free of charge. If the student fails to pass the  examination, an additional payment of 200 USD incurs for every attempt that he takes after.

If the student has to repeat an examination due to attempted cheating or the submission of something which has been plagiarized, an additional payment of 300 USD incurs for every examination that has to be reset.

Within 24 months of allocating the corresponding course, the student must take the final examination, even if just as a first attempt. If the student does not take the examination or even attempt it for  the first time within the 24 months after the allocation of the course, all  assessments taken up until then are void and have to be taken again within 12  months. Furthermore, the course will have to be taken again, which is subject  to charges.

4.3. Consent to submit academic achievements via online-tools

In some cases, the submission of academic achievements within certain modules or courses has to be undertaken via the  usage of online tools, which need to process data also outside of the ASEAN.  The details of the data processing are explained in the corresponding page of  the SBS Website.

4.4. Verification by plagiarism software

In order to enable SBS to verify his/her examination  by plagiarism software, the student is obliged to provide an electronic copy  of his/her examination. The actual document must be submitted as an  electronic copy and in a readable format (e.g. DOC, DOCX, PDF, RTF) and must  not contain any personal details (without a cover page, personal statements, dedications,  signature, etc.).

The student acknowledges that the SBS and third  parties, which are specially commissioned by SBS, have the right to use  his/her work for this purpose.

4.5. Copyright protection

All study content and media are protected by copyright.  Any use for purposes other than contractually permitted is prohibited and  requires the prior written consent of the copyright owner. This applies in  particular to making these available via the internet, duplication, and  disclosure to third parties. Saving and printing the study content and media  for personal purposes is permitted.

4.6. Other duties

The student agrees to be bound by the valid Terms of  Use listed on the SBS Website.

5. Learning  management system and digital learning materials

The central learning processes and the organization  of the study program will be handled internet-based via the SBS’s Learning  Management System (hereafter: LMS). Providing necessary technical equipment  is not included in the course fees. SBS’s LMS is password protected. The LMS  entry details will be given to the student at the beginning of his/her study  program and (s)he must assure that (s)he does not give these details to  others. The student has to make sure, that unauthorized third parties cannot  access the LMS or the program`s learning materials.

6. Data privacy

The details for the processing of personal data and  the rights of the student related to this are explained in the information  notice for data privacy, which can be obtained by the student via the Website  of SBS.

In order to carry out the distance learning  contract, SBS uses the software of different providers, which causes the  processing of personal data also outside the ASEAN. The student declares  consent that the SBS may store, collect, and use the student’s data which  becomes known during the application process and the contract period. The  student also agrees that his/her data may be forwarded to the authorities in  cases regulated by law.

7. Liability of  the SBS

The SBS is liable for damages resulting from a  breach of obligations due to intentional or gross negligence on the part of  its legal representatives or auxiliary persons. The SBS is also liable for  damages resulting from harm to life, body or health arising out of a breach  of obligations due to the intentional or negligent breach of obligations on  the part of the university’s legal representatives or auxiliary persons.

Beyond this, the liability for damages arising out  of a breach of obligations due to negligence or slight negligence or due to an  act committed with negligence or slight negligence on the part of its legal  representatives or auxiliary persons is excluded, except for damages arising  out of a breach of fundamental obligations whose compliance is necessary to  achieve the goals of the contract or which arise out of the justified  reliance upon the relationship set forth herein. With respect to these  exceptions, the liability is limited to compensation for predictable damages.

8. Jurisdiction  and final provision

For all claims referring to or in connection to this  contract international law is applicable. If the student changes his/her  legal domicile or habitual residence to a location outside of ASEAN after the  conclusion of the contract or his domicile or habitual residence is unknown  at the time of a filing of a lawsuit, the parties agree to the following: for  any dispute arising out of this contract or in connection with this contract,  the court with jurisdiction for the SBS will have jurisdiction.

SBS will not participate in a dispute settlement  procedure according to the international law for dispute settlement.

The SBS has provided a private-sector guarantee in  accordance with the legal requirements, which guarantees all students the  completion of their studies regardless of the economic situation of the  executing institution.

There are no subsidiary agreements to this contract.  Modifications or amendments to this contract must be made in text form.  Modifications or amendments to this provision must also be made in text form.  Should one or more provisions of this contract be or become invalid, the  remaining provisions remain unaffected. In the case of a regulatory gap  within this contract, the contracting parties shall find a resolution that  corresponds to the purpose and economic intent of the remaining contract.