COGNADEV TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In these Terms (unless the context clearly indicates otherwise) the following terms and expressions shall have the meanings ascribed thereto:
1.1 "We", "our", "us", "Cognadev" means Cognadev (Pty) Ltd, a private company incorporated according to the laws of South Africa with company registration number 1994/009617/07 and registered office at 18B Balmoral Avenue, Hurlingham, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, and/or Cognadev UK Limited, a private company incorporated in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, with company registration number 05565662 and whose registered office is at 2 Jardine House, Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex, and includes our employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents, shareholders, affiliates, subsidiaries, holding companies, advisers, service providers and suppliers;
1.2 "Website" means the Cognadev website which is accessible at www.cognadev.com
1.3 "Portal" means the Skylab delivery system where assessments are conducted at http://skylab.cognadev.com
1.4 "Services" means the services offered and made available by us via the Website by means of which Users are able to, inter alia:
o take our Assessments;
o capture and record personal information and Assessment Results;
o view Assessments Results and the Assessment Results of clients, sub-distributors and assessees;
o manage their Cognadev account on the Website via the delivery system;
o view our product related research findings, papers and publications;
o utilise other services which may be made available by us via the Website from time to time.
1.5 "Assessments" means the Cognitive, Personality, Motivation and Job evaluation assessment tools provided by Cognadev and completed by Users. A description of the assessments is available on the Website at URL address www.cognadev.com
1.6 "Assessment Results" means the results of Assessments provided by Cognadev in accordance with these terms and conditions;
1.7 "Assessment Report(s)" means the report(s) created by Cognadev based on the Assessment results of individuals, teams and jobs / positions as well as reports generated by the delivery system according to which Users can manage their Cognadev account;
1.8 "EC Act" means the Electronic Communications Act 2000 as amended, of the UK which may be viewed at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/7/contents, or the Electronic Communications Act number 36 of 2005 as amended of South Africa which can be viewed at http://www.icasa.org.za/legislationregulations as the case may be;
1.9 "Loss" means any loss, including loss of profit, liability, expense, claim, penalty or damage, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential;
1.12 "You", "Your" and "Users" means any person who makes use of the Website and registers to use the Services;
2. Your agreement to comply with these Terms
� logging in or accessing the Portal, registering an account with us, making use of any of the Services and/or any use of the Website signifies your unconditional agreement to comply with all of the terms and conditions as set out herein;
� we may, at any time, amend or introduce additional terms and conditions relating to the Services or any other service, content, products, facilities or functionality which is made available by us by way of the Portal or otherwise. You will be notified of such amendments and additional terms and conditions in the manner provided for in these Terms.
These Terms may be updated by us at any time in our sole discretion. We may send you notice of such changes to the Website or the Terms at least 7 (seven) days before implementing such changes.You may choose to either accept the changes before they apply or to terminate your use of the Services.
You may print a copy of these Terms. If you have any difficulty printing these Terms or require assistance in obtaining a hard copy or electronic copy of these Terms, you should contact our support team by sending us an email via email@example.com
3. What do these Terms regulate?
� use the Services; and
4. How do you access the Services?
In order to access the Services, you are required to contact us directly, provide proof of professional training and registration in the field of psychology and/or psychometrics, become trained and accredited to use the assessments and register an account with us.
As a Consultant, you may either register a personal account or a company account with us depending on whether you have chosen to work directly with us as a distributor and user, or on behalf of a company. Regardless of whether you deal with us as an independent consultant with a personal account, or on behalf of an organisation, you as accredited user of the specific Cognadev products will take full responsibility for the professional and ethical use of the products as stipulated in the Cognadev Consultant Agreement that can be viewed on request.
To register an account, you will be required to provide us with certain personal, professional and organisational details, and will be allocated a password to create, access and manage your account and access the assessments and reports. ("Access Details").
After you have registered an account with us, we will send you a verification e-mail to confirm your Access Details.
You will be required to enter your Access Details into the Website, and agree with the necessary professional and ethical requirements as stipulated in the Cognadev Consultant agreement, each time you want to access the Services.
You may not provide your Access Details to anyone. You are solely responsible for keeping your Access Details secret. Unique passwords will also be provided to your trained sub-distributors who will operate under your supervision.
You are solely responsible for any Loss you may suffer should any other person use your Access Details and we shall have no liability whatsoever in this regard.
5. Collection of Personal Information
All personal information collected will be safeguarded and used in accordance with the EC Act and International privacy laws.
6. The submission of Content on the Portal or through our Services
� that infringes any of the foregoing intellectual property rights of any party, or its Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
� that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
� attempt to gain unauthorised access to computer systems owned or controlled by us or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Services or the Website.
You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources and users, and that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content, including any Content provided by users relating to any Assessments.
When using the Services and without limiting the generality of paragraph 6 above, you hereby agree as follows:
� you will not intentionally provide any false Content on the Portal except for compatibility testing.
� you will not be entitled to register an account on behalf of any other person whatsoever;
� you may not register an alternative account if your membership to use the Services on the Portal is suspended or terminated for any reason whatsoever;
� you will not be entitled to transfer your membership to another person or accept or use an account on the Portal that is not your own;
� you may not levy any charge or fee to any person for access to any part of the Services on the Portal; and
� you may not use the Services and the Portal to unlawfully compete with Cognadev.
8. Specific conditions relating to the use of our Services
When you view and/or use our Assessment Results, you understand and agree that the validity of any Assessment Results may well depend on the honesty, state of mind at the time of the assessment and self-insight of the test subject. You also accept that our Assessment Results are situational and largely reflect responses to circumstances at the time of the Assessment.
You acknowledge that the information on the Portal and our Assessment Results are not intended to, and do not, constitute a replacement or substitute for professional psychological and/or psychiatric advice of any nature whatsoever, including (without limitation) in respect of any diagnosis or treatment to a specific psychological or psychiatric question or condition.
We will not be held liable for any Loss suffered as a result of relying on the Assessment Results whatsoever.
The cost of pre-paid credits is normally volume based and can be discussed and/or negotiated with Cognadev.
Costs for special projects can be discussed and/or negotiated with Cognadev.
Training fees can be discussed and/or negotiated with Cognadev. 50% of the training fees are payable before the training commences.
Pre-payment for credits is required for access to the assessment tools and reports on your system. The credits can be used for access to any of the assessment tools.
The fees may be subject to amendment depending on the contract between you and us for the Paid Services. Annual price increases may apply.
You acknowledge and agree that the materials on the Website, other than the user Content that you licensed under paragraph 6 of the Terms, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Materials") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to us, and are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom, South Africa and foreign laws and international conventions. Materials on the Website are provided to you "as is" for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted herein to the Website, Portal and the Materials. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Materials other than as expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of Materials of third parties obtained through the Website and Portal for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Materials for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Website, Portal or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials or enforce limitations on the use of the Website or the Materials therein.
The Services is protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws, other laws, and international treaties. Content displayed on or through the Services is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws, other laws, and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the Website, Portal, the Materials, or the collective work or compilation is expressly prohibited. Copying or reproducing the Website, Portal, the Materials, or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited.
You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy any Products, Content or Materials from the Services, and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices and other notices displayed on the Services. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Services.
Your account will automatically be deactivated if your account is inactive for a prolonged period of 36 months. Should you wish to deactivate your account, you can contact us to deactivate your account.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice and that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
This paragraph 11 constitutes an assumption of risk and/or liability by you and limits and excludes liabilities, obligations and legal responsibilities which we will have towards you and other persons.� This paragraph 11 also limits and excludes your rights and remedies against us and places various risks, liabilities, obligations and legal responsibilities on you.
You acknowledge and agree that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, have the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your e-mail or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Services (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Services, for any reason or no reason at all, including, without limitation, if we believe that you have violated these Terms. Further, you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Website, Portal or the Services. Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Services after any such termination.
� does or purports to limit or exempt us from any liability (including, without limitation, for any loss directly or indirectly attributable to our gross negligence or wilful default or that of any other person acting for or controlled by us) to the extent that the law does not allow such a limitation or exemption; or
You expressly acknowledge and agree that use of the Website, Portal and the Services is entirely at your own risk and that the Website, Portal and the Services are provided on an "as is" or "as available" basis, without any warranties of any kind.
All express and implied warranties, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights are expressly disclaimed to the fullest extent permitted by law. As far as the law allows, we, our officers, directors, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the website and your use thereof. We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Website's content or the content of any third party websites linked to the Website and assume no liability or responsibility for any:
� any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Portal. For the avoidance of doubt, you acknowledge the delivery of the Service is dependent on your Internet service provider network and infrastructure;
� any errors or omissions in any Content, the Assessment Results, or for any Loss of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, communicated, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Website, Portal or the Services.
We do not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or services advertised or offered by a third party through the Website, Portal or any hyperlinked Website, Portal or featured in any banner or other advertising, and we will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and/or other users and/or third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or services through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.
In no event shall we, our officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from any aspect of your use of the Website, Portal or the Services, including without limitation whether the damages arise from use or misuse of the Website, Portal or the Services, from inability to use the Website, Portal or the Services, or the interruption, suspension, modification, alteration, or termination of the Website, Portal or the Services.
Such limitation of liability shall also apply with respect to damages incurred by reason of other services or products received through or advertised in connection with the Website, Portal or the Services or any links on the Website, as well as by reason of any information, opinions or advice received through or advertised in connection with the Website, Portal or the Services or any links on the Website.
These limitations shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to paragraph 19 you specifically acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable for user submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user or third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
This paragraph 13 constitutes an assumption of risk and/or liability by you and limits and excludes liabilities, obligations and legal responsibilities which we will have towards you and other persons. This paragraph 14 also limits and excludes your rights and remedies against us and places various risks, liabilities, obligations and legal responsibilities on you.
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction. Any assignment or transfer or attempted assignment or transfer by you shall be null and void.
15. Ability to accept terms of services
This Portal is intended only for trained, accredited users and nominated candidates. You affirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms.
16. Successors and assigns
These Terms shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon each party's successors and assigns.
17. Violation of terms
By using the Website, Portal and/or the Services, you agree that these Terms create a binding contract between us and you, even though these Terms are wholly or partly in the form of a data message. You agree specifically that:
� the contract will be treated as if it was concluded at our physical address on the date on which you first made any use of the Website or Portal;
� an electronic signature is not required by you or us for purposes of agreeing to these Terms;
� your use of the Website, Portal and/or the Services is sufficient evidence of your agreement to these Terms;
� any data message sent by either you or us to the other will be deemed to have been sent from our physical address if neither your usual place of business nor residence is located within United Kingdom;
� subject to the further provisions of these Terms, any communication sent to you by an information system programmed to operate automatically on our behalf will be a data message attributable to, or authorised by us; and
� subject to the further provision of these Terms, a data message sent by you to us will only be treated as having been received by us when an acknowledgement of receipt is sent by us personally or a person who had authority to act on our behalf in respect of that data message.
Unless the context provides otherwise or it is expressly stated to the contrary, the Terms and the relationship between us shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. You and we agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in London. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid (including, without limitation, because such provision is inconsistent with the laws of another jurisdiction) or inapplicable, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision.
The termination of any contract created by these Terms will be without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that you or we may be entitled to under the agreement or at law, and will not affect any of our or your accrued rights or liabilities nor the coming into or continuance in force of any provision of these Terms which is expressly or by implication intended to come into or continue in force on or after such termination.