Terms and Conditions

1. Scope of Agreement

i. These Terms and Conditions are the legally binding framework of online courses offered by the PLS-SEM Academy (‘School’). The contracting party of this agreement is SmartPLS GmbH, Ahornstr. 54, 25474 Boenningstedt, Germany.

ii. By accessing the School, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this School are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

iii. The School has developed online courses.

iv. Against payment (‘Course Fee’), the School provides online course access (‘Access‘) to Customers (‘Customer/s’) for a certain period of time (‘Access Period’). Thereby, the contract between SmartPLS and the Customer has been concluded on the basis of these Terms and Conditions.

2. Access and Payment

i. The Access Period depends on the course package (i.e., type of access) ordered by the Customer.

ii. The Access Period begins with the delivery of a proper Access Authorization by the School.

iii. The Access Fee must be paid in advance.

iv. Payments must be made via a method of payment requested by the School.

v. The customer obtains an individual, non-transferable access to online courses offered by the School.

3. Access Use

i. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of any downloadable materials on the School’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

• modify or copy the materials;

• use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

• attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the School’s web site;

• remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

• transfer the materials to another person or 'mirror' the materials on any other server.

ii. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Company at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

4. Revocation and Cancellation

i. Since Access Authorization to the License is an automated process, the Customer has no right to revoke his or her order of an Access. Also, the Customer no right to cancel the Access within the Access Period. Any kind of refund will not be provided.

ii. SmartPLS has the right to cancel the Access and immediately interrupt or withdraw a Customer’s access to the online courses in case of a violation of these Terms and Conditions by the Customer. Such interruption or withdrawal of a Customer’s access does not lead to a reimbursement or reduction of the Access Fee.

5. Disclaimer

The materials on the School’s website are provided 'as is'. The School makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, the School does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

6. Limitations

In no event shall the School be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the School’s website, even if the School or an authorized of the School has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

7. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on the School’s website may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The School does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The School may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The School does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

The School has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the School of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

The School may revise these Terms of Use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms of Use.

8. Privacy Notice

Data Protection is important for us. For this reasons we pay high attention to treat your personal data confidential and in accordance with data protection regulations, in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being into force from May 25, 2018 and this privacy policy. More specifically, our Privacy Policy Statement applies.

9. Final Provisions

i. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany except for the UN Sales Convention (United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods dated 11-4-1980).

ii. If admissible by law, the District Court (Landgericht) of Hamburg has exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes arising from or in connection with this contract between SmartPLS and the Customer.

iii. Should any provision of this Agreement be or become invalid, the provision shall be modified to the extent necessary to be permitted by law with the exceptions of modifications of clause 2 of this Agreement. Any invalid provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions.