TERMS & CONDITIONS

Welcome to the Terms and Conditions page for the African Online School of Applied Research Skills (AOSARS) website, www.aosars.com. These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of our e-learning platform, and they apply to all visitors, users, and others who access or use our services. Your access to and use of our service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. Please read these Terms carefully before using our website, as they represent a legally binding agreement between you and AOSARS. By accessing or using our service, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of these Terms, you may not access our service. We, AOSARS, operate the www.aosars.com website, and we reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, without prior notice. Any changes to these Terms will be posted on this page, and your continued use of our service after any modifications indicate your acceptance of the new Terms. If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us using the information provided on our website. Thank you for choosing AOSARS as your e-learning platform.

 

 

Terms of Use

The Terms of Use policy for AOSARS is designed to protect the interests of both the e-learning platform and its users. It outlines the rules and guidelines that govern the use of the AOSARS website and its services. Here are some key points of the Terms of Use policy for AOSARS:

  1. Eligibility: Users must be at least 18 years of age to access and use the AOSARS website and its services.

  2. User Accounts: Users are required to create an account on the AOSARS platform to access its services. The account must be created using accurate and current information, and users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their login credentials.

  3. Prohibited Conduct: Users are not permitted to engage in any activity that violates the law or infringes on the rights of others. This includes but is not limited to, posting or sharing illegal content, spamming, phishing, hacking, or attempting to access unauthorized parts of the website.

  4. Intellectual Property: Users must respect the intellectual property rights of others and may not copy or reproduce any content on the AOSARS website without the owner’s permission.

  5. Termination: AOSARS reserves the right to terminate any user’s account at any time if they violate the Terms of Use policy or engage in any other prohibited activity.

  6. Disclaimer: The AOSARS platform provides educational content and resources but does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such information. Users are responsible for verifying the information they obtain through the platform.

  7. Limitation of Liability: AOSARS is not responsible for any damages, losses, or injuries resulting from the use of its website or services.

  8. Modifications: AOSARS may modify its Terms of Use policy at any time, and it is the user’s responsibility to stay up-to-date with any changes made.

In summary, the Terms of Use policy for AOSARS establishes guidelines for using the e-learning platform, ensuring a safe and productive environment for all users.

Intellectual Property

AOSARS recognizes and respects the intellectual property rights of content creators and takes such rights seriously. As such, the following policies apply to the use of content on the AOSARS platform:

  1. Ownership: AOSARS remains the owner of the intellectual property of the content available on its platform. No content or any part thereof may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of AOSARS.

  2. Licensing: In consideration of the payment of the appropriate fees, AOSARS grants to users a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the content for private and educational use only. Any commercial use, copying, downloading, distribution, transmission, or publication of the whole or any part of the content and/or the AOSARS website is strictly prohibited without the express prior written consent of AOSARS.

  3. Modification and Distribution: Users may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, sublicense, sell, upload, broadcast, post, transmit, make available, disseminate or distribute in any way any of the content available on AOSARS. Users may not modify, adapt, merge, translate, disassemble, decompile, recompile or reverse engineer any software forming part of the AOSARS platform or create derivative works based on the whole or any part of the content.

  4. Prohibited Use: None of the content available on the AOSARS platform may be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, displayed (whether in a classroom or otherwise), or linked to in any way or in whole or in part without the prior permission of AOSARS. Any such use is strictly prohibited and would constitute an infringement of AOSARS’s intellectual property rights.

  5. Single User License: The limited license issued to users is a single user license for the content purchased. Users must not allow or permit any part of the content to be accessed or used by other users as this would be an infringement of AOSARS’s intellectual property rights. AOSARS is able to track and monitor access to the content to establish if multiple users are using a single license. If such multiple use is established, AOSARS will notify the user, and their access to the content will be permanently suspended without any liability on AOSARS’s part.

  6. Remedies for Infringement: AOSARS reserves the right to pursue all available remedies against users who infringe on its intellectual property rights.

In summary, AOSARS’s intellectual property policies are designed to protect the rights of content creators and prevent unauthorized use of their work. Users are expected to adhere to these policies and obtain proper licenses or permissions before using any content on the platform.

 
 

Warranty

African Online School of Applied Research Skills (AOSARS) is committed to providing high-quality e-learning courses and services. However, all our courses and services are provided on an “as is” basis, without any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a reliable internet connection and suitable equipment to access our courses and services. We recommend that you check the minimum system requirements for each course before enrolling. We also recommend that you consult with your own advisors to determine whether our courses and services are suitable for your specific purposes.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all other warranties, whether express or implied, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Indemnification: By enrolling in our courses and using our services, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless African Online School of Applied Research Skills (AOSARS), its officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or in connection with your use of our courses and services, including but not limited to any internet connectivity issues, acts of God, or your own availability. This indemnification obligation shall survive the termination of your enrollment in our courses and use of our services.

Thank you for choosing African Online School of Applied Research Skills (AOSARS). We are committed to providing you with high-quality e-learning courses and services, but we provide them on an “as is” basis and cannot guarantee uninterrupted access or fitness for your specific purposes.

 
 
 

Privacy Policy

At African Online School of Applied Research Skills (AOSARS), we are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. This privacy policy explains how we collect, use, and protect your personal information in connection with our e-learning courses, services, and community function.

  1. Collection of Personal Information: We collect personal information from you when you enroll in our courses or use our services. This may include your name, email address, telephone number, payment information, and other information you provide to us. We also collect information about your use of our courses, services, and community function, such as your course progress, test scores, performance metrics, and community posts.

  2. Use of Personal Information: We use your personal information to provide and improve our courses, services, and community function, to communicate with you about our courses, services, and community function, and to respond to your inquiries and requests. We may also use your personal information for administrative purposes, such as billing, account management, and record keeping.

  3. Disclosure of Personal Information: We do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties, except as necessary to provide our courses, services, and community function to you or as required by law. For example, we may disclose your personal information to our payment processor to process your payment or to our service providers to provide technical support for our courses, services, and community function.

  4. Security of Personal Information: We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the internet or wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

  5. Cookies and Tracking Technologies: We use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your use of our courses, services, and community function. This information may include your IP address, browser type, device type, and other technical information. We use this information to improve our courses, services, and community function and to provide a personalized learning and community experience.

  6. Community Function: Our community function allows you to interact with other learners, instructors, and AOSARS staff. Please note that any information you post or disclose in the community function may become public information and may be viewed, collected, and used by others. This includes information about your identity, interests, opinions, and experiences. We cannot control how others may use or disclose this information. Therefore, we recommend that you exercise caution and good judgment when posting or disclosing information in the community function.

  7. Changes to Privacy Policy: We may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or applicable laws. We encourage you to review this privacy policy periodically.

Thank you for choosing African Online School of Applied Research Skills (AOSARS). We are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information, including in our community function, which is similar to social media platforms like Facebook. Please be aware that any information you post or disclose in the community function may become public information and may be viewed, collected, and used by others.

 
 
 

Payments Policy

At African Online School of Applied Research Skills (AOSARS), we provide high-quality e-learning courses and services to our learners. We offer various payment options, including credit card, debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, and mobile payments to make it easy for you to enroll in our courses and use our services.

  1. Payment Processing: We use secure payment processing services to process your payment information. Our payment processing services use industry-standard security measures to protect your payment information, such as encryption and tokenization.

  2. Instalment Payments: We offer instalment payment options for some of our courses. However, non-payment in a timely manner would lead to course access being denied without any notification. Payments must be received promptly and in full to continue enjoying the access. Courses must be consumed within the provided timelines.

  3. Refunds and Cancellations: No refunds will be given once payments are received, and members are advised to check the services that they are purchasing before making any payments. Payments are only refundable for double payment aspects. In the event of double payment, we will refund the additional payment as soon as possible. We reserve the right to deny refunds or cancellations in our sole discretion. Please note that in undertaking refunds, there may be time delays in how soon the funds are available as we are dependent on multiple service providers, including Visa, Flutterwave, mobile money, etc., and are bound by their terms and conditions. The amounts refunded may also vary due to currency exchange rate fluctuations and charges associated with diverse service providers.

  1. Billing and Invoicing: We provide billing and invoicing information for your records. You can access your billing and invoicing information by logging into your account on our website. If you have any questions or concerns about your billing or invoicing information, please contact us.

  2. Payment Disputes: If you dispute a payment or transaction, please contact us immediately. We will work with you to resolve the dispute as quickly and fairly as possible.

  3. Changes to Payments Policy: We may update this payments policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or applicable laws. We encourage you to review this payments policy periodically.

 
 

E Repository Terms & Conditions

(I) Purpose of AOSARS E Repository

AOSARS E Repository is an online platform that provides a wide range of research materials such as books, software, and regulatory research information. This platform is designed to provide easy access to research materials for academics, researchers, and students.

AOSARS E Repository uses both hyperlinking and deeplinking to provide easy access to research materials. By providing hyperlinks and deeplinks to various resources such as statistics, research methods, regulatory research information, research funding, and scholarships, the platform allows users to access the information they need quickly and easily.

 

(II) Context of Use of E Repository

All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. The materials are provided for private use and study in research. AOSARS E Repository does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on AOSARS E Repository, is strictly at your own risk. AOSARS E Repository will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of AOSARS E Repository.

From AOSARS E Repository, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’.

Please be also aware that when you leave AOSARS E Repository, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.

(III) Copyright Dynamics of Repository Content

AOSARS E Repository provides hyperlinks and deep links to publicly available research information in the internet using principles of fair dealing and public interest in access to information. We provide the links in good faith for your private study and research. We have no knowledge on the legal contexts in which the materials that we provide links to are published or capacity to determine the same. AOSARS E Repository lets you access/download files from the public web  which means that no data is controlled by us and you must have the legal right to download the content you are accessing through this repository; this site should not be used for any other purpose. If you want to check the legitimacy of the data you wish to fetch with AOSARS E Repository, please contact the relevant content distributors and/or data hosts.  

We believe in intellectual property and respect the copyright of content creators. In this context, we are guided by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, principles of fair dealing and safe habour laws in the DMCA in academic context and use. We also comply to DMCA valid take down requests.

If we have linked to your website and would like such linking removed kindly do submit a properly filed DMCA notice to in**@ao****.com with a clear title “DMCA Take Down Request”.

If your materials is in a third party website that we have linked to, kindly do engage them directly for DMCA take down requests.

(IV) Consent

By continuing to use the  AOSARS E Repository implies that you have consent to the above terms and are bound by them.

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