Terms & Conditions
Professionality Institute .com
User agreement and Terms and Conditions for use of the website
- About this agreement
By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms, you should stop using the website immediately.
There are two types of users.
- The first type is Experts who want to share their knowledge, expertise and intellectual property in their sole discretion, and the ways and manners determined and controlled by them.
- The second is Participants (or learners) who need an Expert as a service provider.
Experts may invite participants into their webpage on professionalityinstitute.com. Experts may make their contact information available to gain more clients, including contact details and services/courses they are offering. However, professionalityinstitute.com does not promise to provide participants or clients to Experts who use this service.
- Ownership and intellectual property rights
This website professionalityinstitute.com and all intellectual property rights, except for the intellectual property and rights of Experts, are owned by the owners of professionalityinstitute.com.
EXPERTS USING THE PROFESSIONALITYINSTITUTE.COM SERVICE HOLD ALL THE RIGHTS TO ALL THE CONTENT UPLOADED, SHARED OR USED ON THE PROFESSIONALITYINSTITUTE.COM WEBSITE AND ONLINE SERVICES. In other words, we at professionalityinstitute.com, hold or claim no copyright or other right to information or content that Experts or Participants place or linked to the professionalityinstitute.com website and online services, except if indicated to the contrary.
UNLESS PERMISSION IS GIVEN IN WRITING, YOU AS A PARTICIPANT USER OF THE PROFESSIONALITYINSTITUTE.COM WEBSITE AND SERVICE, OTHER THAT THE LEGAL OWNER OF EXPERT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, MAY NOT COPY OR SHARE ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, VIDEOS OR PICTURES FROM THE PROFESSIONALITYINSTITUTE.COM WEBSITE THAT YOU DO NOT OWN. IF YOU COPY, SHARE, OR CHANGE ANY OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PROFESSIONALITYINSTITUTE.COM AND, OR THE LEGAL OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO CLAIM MONEY FROM YOU (KNOWN IN LAW AS DAMAGES). PROFESSIONALITYINSTITUTE.COM OR THE LEGAL OWNERS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CAN ALSO CLAIM FOR LOSS OF INCOME AND LOSS OF BUSINESS AND ESTEEM.
You cannot consider anything on the website and the online services giving you a right to use any of the intellectual property from professionalityinstitute.com, the holding partners or Experts who make use of the service without their written permission. THIS INCLUDES ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ON PROFESSIONALITYINSTITUTE.COM OR LINKS TO 3rd PARTY HOSTING SERVICES SUCH AS YOUTUBE.COM ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH PROFESSIONALITYINSTITUTE.COM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS, VIDEOS, DOCUMENTS, LOGOS, SLOGANS, AND TRADEMARKS. If professionalityinstitute.com, the holding partners or Experts who make use of the service succeeds with its claim against you for the unauthorised use of intellectual property or other material taken illegally from the website, you agree to pay all legal costs on the attorney and own client scale (this means our actual legal fees and money paid on our behalf).
Nothing in this agreement grants a user of the website any legal rights in the website other than as necessary to enable you to access the website and to host or access the content hosted on, or linked through the website. You agree not to adjust to try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the website (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular, any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the website.
South African and international law protects the intellectual property of content on professionalityinstitute.com.
- Your user profile
It is a user’s responsibility to complete the personal profile and to keep it up to date to receive communication.
- Setting up a secure user profile
When you register as a user on professionalityinstitute.com, you must choose a username and password. It is the user’s responsibility to keep the username and password secret and to change the password often for better security.
Should you forget your password, you can self-recover it here.
- Protecting your user profile
You must protect the information you use for your user profile. Do not give anyone else access to your information or to your account. Professionalityinstitute.com has the right to treat any person using your information, as a rightful user because you have given permission to act on your behalf. Therefore, as a user, you accept full responsibility for all activities that occur on your online user profile and account.
- Looking after your information
Be careful when you respond to emails. If you get an email that looks like it is from professionalityinstitute.com and that asks you to give personal information or to confirm your profile information by clicking on a link, do not click.
A ‘phisher’ or ‘spoofer’ most likely sent the email – these are people or organisations who try to access your account by dishonest means. Responding to phishers or spoofers puts you and your personal information at risk.
We at professionalityinstitute.com as an organisation, the management and/or our employees/representatives or service providers are not responsible for anything that happens if you respond to an email sent by a phisher or a spoofer.
- Your personal information is important
The systems and servers that professionalityinstitute.com run on and our staff is audited for security and we will do our best to protect your personal information.
When you register, professionalityinstitute.com will ask you to agree that professionalityinstitute.com can capture, store, and manage your personal information that you willingly share on the website. You have the right to refuse, but you cannot use the professionalityinstitute.com website and online services without agreeing to this clause.
- Use of the website and services
Use the website, honestly and with integrity, as dishonest behaviour of whatever nature may lead to immediate termination of your access at the sole discretion of the professionalityinstitute.com management team with no refunds or recourse.
You must use the professionalityinstitute.com website and online services only for the purposes intended.
We have a 99.99% system up time, but it may happen that the website may be unavailable due to website and online service updates. We at professionalityinstitute.com will tell you about these delays before they happen if professionalityinstitute.com knows about them beforehand.
- Electronic Communication, Storage and Legal Action
The staff at professionalityinstitute.com usually communicates with users using the online messaging services. A system generated email will follow for your convenience. You may unsubscribe to this and other automated email sending services from the system.
All documents and information you make available to professionalityinstitute.com will be electronically stored in the cloud. Part of such information may be stored with reputable third cloud service providers who have agreed to keep your information highly secure and confidential.
By uploading documents, you give permission that other users may view and download these documents for the intended purpose as defined by the context of the upload.
Some documents/information uploaded by yourself and stored on the professionalityinstitute.com or approved/ contracted third party systems may include certificates and other which may have expiry dates. It remains your responsibility to replace such expired documents/information in time. We at professionalityinstitute.com do not take any responsibility for the correctness of your documents/information uploaded and stored, or any responsibility for the fact that some documents/information have expired.
We at professionalityinstitute.com also do not take any responsibility for any false, fraudulent, or incorrect documents, or any other information uploaded by users. We therefore do not take any legal or other responsibility in terms of claims due to such documents, or any conduct by users of the service for any matter. Any such claims by other parties against users of the service will be against such users and not against professionalityinstitute.com.
The system or we at professionalityinstitute.com might send you emails, SMSs, notifications, or other electronic messages. We accept that these communications are received within 24 hours of professionalityinstitute.com sending them.
When professionalityinstitute.com communicates with you, we will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information and maintain confidentiality and information security. This includes in some cases using encryption technology.
We at professionalityinstitute.com cannot guarantee the confidentiality or security of any information you send to professionalityinstitute.com by email, you therefore use email to provide your information at your own risk.
- Log off after each session
You must log off after each session. Professionalityinstitute.com is not responsible for any losses or changes to your connected device, user profile and uploads of whatever nature regarding your information or other if you do not log off.
- Using third-party services
Third-party or external service and hardware suppliers are used to help with hosting and managing certain aspects of the professionalityinstitute.com website and online services.
- Linking to third-party websites
The professionalityinstitute.com online services may have links to ‘third-party’ or external websites. professionalityinstitute.com provides these links only for your convenience. Trade names/marks and content are the property of the third-party.
By including links, professionalityinstitute.com does not imply that professionalityinstitute.com supports the linked website, their business or security practices, or that professionalityinstitute.com has any association with the people who run it. Because professionalityinstitute.com does not control linked third-party websites, we are therefore not responsible for anything on them, including information, content, links, material, or changes.
We at professionalityinstitute.com do not accept any claims of whatever nature for any damages, losses, or consequential loss (loss that follows from an action) if you:
- Rely on content provided by third-party websites as part of the professionalityinstitute.com online services.
- Give information to or receive information from any third party on the professionalityinstitute.com online services.
- No guarantee about content and information on online services
We at professionalityinstitute.com aims to make sure that the content and information on the website and online services are complete, accurate and up to date. However, professionalityinstitute.com does not guarantee:
- that the products and services on the website and online services will meet your needs;
- the content and information on the website and online services are valid, complete, or accurate; and
- that content provided by users during registration and profile updating are correct and up to date.
You use the content and information on the website and online services entirely at your own risk and free will.
The terms of service and use may change at any time without any negotiations with any of the users of the service as content on the website and online services may change from time to time. We therefore have the right to change any content or information we provide on the website and online services, including products and services, and any terms or conditions relating to them. If needed professionalityinstitute.com will inform you of important changes within a reasonable time.
We at professionalityinstitute.com are not responsible for your use of the website and online services. You are responsible for how you use the website and online services. Professionalityinstitute.com will not refund or pay for any claims as a result of your use of the website and online services.
We at professionalityinstitute.com are not responsible for content from external or third-party sources. You accept that some of the information, content, tools or materials on the website and online services come from external sources. We at professionalityinstitute.com are also not responsible for any information or content that you receive from these external sources.
- Professional Conduct
By registering as a user or Expert service provider on the professionalityinstitute.com website, yourself, and your business is committed in principle to:
- Provide services reliably, dependably, accurately, confidently and in an ethical manner to any of the other users of the service of professionalityinstitute.com as well as the professionalityinstitute.com community at large.
- You commit to respect all persons, cultures and customs and serve regardless of political or religious standpoint, race, creed, or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind.
- You commit to communicate assurance and earn trust and confidence.
- You commit to be responsive, caring and spend time for providing individualized attention where such promise was made.
- You commit to care for the effectiveness of physical facilities, equipment, personal appearance and communications and your environment.
- You commit to objectively and truthfully communicate your ability to serve to the extent you are capable of.
- In this, you hold yourself accountable to other professionalityinstitute.com users of the service, your business partners, shareholders, employer, customers, clients, colleagues, other stakeholders, and society at large.
- Use of professionalityinstitute.com logo on own website
To show your commitment to professionalism, users and service providers who apply will be allowed after approval to display the professionalityinstitute.com logo on their own websites, with a direct link to the professionalityinstitute.com website.
- Termination of users of the service
The use of professionalityinstitute.com is at the sole discretion of professionalityinstitute.com management. We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these Terms, any terms or policies to which they refer, any unethical behaviour or any applicable local laws that may apply to you.
- Each part of this agreement is separate
If anything in this agreement is found to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, then only the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable part of the agreement no longer applies. The rest of the agreement will stay in place.
- South African law applies
The laws of the Republic of South Africa govern this agreement.
The domicilium citandi executandi for each party is defined as each parties’ respective email address and all mails sent by us at professionalityinstitute.com or our representatives will be considered as received and served.
Any waivers or relaxation of the terms and conditions as set out by professionalityinstitute.com in accordance with this agreement or any other agreement, shall in no way prejudice professionalityinstitute.com or keep it from exercising any of its rights.
The management of professionalityinstitute.com reserves the right to amend this agreement and terms and conditions at any time without having to negotiate such changes with any of the users of the service. Use of the professionalityinstitute.com directly implies acceptance. Users of the service will be prompted to accept any amendments to the terms and conditions when logging in and should such amended terms and conditions not be accepted, your non-acceptance will serve as a notice of cancellation from your side and will be treated as such with a full calendar month notice where applicable.
The professionalityinstitute.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The professionalityinstitute.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We may collect the following information:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests
- other information relevant to your participation in the programme exercises
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve professionalityinstitute.com.
- We may periodically send emails relating to the professionalityinstitute.com or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax, or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. This is a prerequisite for our system to function effectively. The file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We may only use your personal information to send you information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the South African personal Data Protection Act. A small fee may be payable. If you would like to see the information held on you, please click on your profile on this website or refer to the information you submitted in exercises.
If you believe that any information, we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please edit your profile as soon as possible. You may also remove information of make changes by editing your user profile. We do not keep information changed or deleted, except for old backups that may contain such information.
You will receive emails regarding the registration and course enrolment process, your e-learning activity, follow-up for evaluation/feedback purpose and to keep in touch with you about issues that might potentially be of interest to you. By providing your email address and/or other contact details e.g. mobile number you are agreeing to us contacting you in these ways.
We do not share your information with any outside parties other than what is visible on professionalityinstitute.com by other users. The sponsors and providers of this website do everything in our power to ensure that your rights and information are respected and protected to the extent possible.
If you have any queries or comments, please post this on the System Support discussion forum for attention, the Head of Digital Experience at professionalityinstitute.com.
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