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Copyright

The materials ("materials" includes all pages, documents, text, online graphics, online animations, course structure, programming code, instructional sequences and methods, audio files, and other media files) on the online elearning site are protected by copyright law. You may view this site and its contents using your web browser and electronically copy and print hard copies of parts of this site solely for personal, non-commercial use. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, of the content of this site is strictly prohibited.

The site material copyright is owned by Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd. The site function and operation copyright is owned by Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd.

Definitions

“Access” or “Accessing” means accessing, using, viewing the content or otherwise obtaining information on the Site.
“Agreement” or “Terms” refers to these Terms and Conditions of Use and any subsequent modifications.
“Multi-User Subscriber” refers to a Subscriber who purchases a subscription to the Online Training Library® for multiple Users.
“Member Content” means the subscription-based database of audio-visual works that is available through the Site and is part of the Site.

“Member” refers to a Subscriber who purchases a subscription to the Member Content for one (1) User or as part of a multi-user subscription.
“Website” or “Site” refers to the website maintained on the World Wide Web by Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd available at http://www.ardentscientific.com and includes the Member Content.

“User” refers to any party who Accesses the Site. If You are Accessing the Site as an employee or agent of another, “User” refers to You and Your principal.
“You” or “Your” refers to the User. If You are Accessing the Site as an employee or agent of another, “You” or “Your” refers to the User and the User’s principal.

Intellectual Property Laws Protect this Site

Apart from any fair dealing for purposes of study, research, criticism and review, as permitted under copyright legislation, no part of the online learning site may be reproduced, re-used or redistributed for any commercial purpose or distributed to a third party for such purpose without the permission of Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd. Any permitted reproduction, including fair dealing, must acknowledge Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd as the source of any such material reproduced and any reproduction made of the material must include a copy of the original copyright and disclaimer. Subscribers to the online learning site may make temporary copies that are necessary to browse the online learning site on screen but must not change any of the material.

Trademarks

This site includes registered trademarks, and other trademarks that are otherwise protected by law. Except as expressly authorised, the use or misuse of any of these trademarks is strictly prohibited.

Included Trademarks and Registered Trademarks are Trademarks of their respective owners.

Access to the Online Learning Site

Membership gives you the right to access the online elearning site for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

Disclaimer

You agree that your access to, and use of, this site is subject to these terms and all applicable laws, and is at your own risk. This site and its contents are provided to you on "as is" basis, the site may contain errors, faults and inaccuracies and may not be complete and current.

Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials or products included on this site, except as otherwise provided under applicable laws.

Neither Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd, nor its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, successors or assigns will be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of, or in any way related to, the use of this site and any other site linked to this site. This limitation applies to direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other damages you or others may suffer, as well as damages for loss of profits, business interruption or the loss of data or information.

Viruses

Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd cannot guarantee that any file or program available for download and/or execution from or via this site is free from viruses or other conditions, which could damage or interfere with data, hardware or software with which it might be used. You assume all risk of use of all programs and files on this site, and you release Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd entirely of all responsibility for any consequences of its use.

Third Party Sites

This site may contain links to third party sites. Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd is not responsible for the condition or content of those sites as they are not under Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd control. You access those sites and/or use the site's products and services solely at your own risk. The links are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate, expressly or impliedly, an endorsement by Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd of the sites or the products or services provided on the site.
Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd does not permit any linkages to this site without prior permission.


Applicable Law

This site is controlled by Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd. Your use of this site is governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia. Disputes arising from your use of this site are exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia.

This site may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd makes no representations that the content of this site complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia. If you access this site from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with the laws in the place where you access the site.

Privacy

Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd highly value the strong relationships we have with our customers. The collection of data at Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd is being handled with full and proper respect for the privacy of our customers. The data we collect is handled sensitively, securely and with proper regard to privacy. Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd does not disclose, distribute or sell the data we collect from our clients to third parties.

This site uses a feature of your web browser known as "cookies" to store information and identify you to the system while your on a session. No personal details are contained in the cookies.

Refund Policy

Membership Fees must be paid in advance before Member Content will be made available.
There is a seven day cooling off period for membership payments. This seven day period ends seven days from the date and time of signup - after this no refunds will be paid.
Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd reserves the right to review membership fees at any time, however, fees paid at the time of membership signup are valid for 12 months from that signup date.

Ardent Scientific Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the content or delivery of any course at any time. All course material includes a facility to print out the content pages for member reference only and distribution of any course material to any party or parties other than the member is expressly forbidden.

Access to the Member Content and Modification of Content

Ardent Scientific strives to provide the Member Content to its Members (subscribers) on a continuous basis. To that end, Ardent Scientific will take all commercially reasonable efforts to provide uninterrupted Access to the Member Content to its Members. However, from time to time, Members may be unable to Access the Member Content due to conditions beyond Ardent Scientific's control. Such conditions include, but are not limited to: force majeure, acts of God, power outages, and the acts of computer hackers and others acting outside the law. Also, from time to time, Access may be unavailable due to software issues, server downtime, increased Internet traffic or downtime, programming errors, regular maintenance of the system, and other related reasons. In response to any unavailability of the Member Content to its Members, Ardent Scientific will take all commercially reasonable steps to ensure Access is restored within a reasonable period of time. The term “commercially reasonable,” as used in these Terms, shall mean reasonable efforts taken in good faith without an unduly or burdensome use or expenditure of time, resources, personnel or money.

Ardent Scientific endeavors to provide the highest quality content to its Members. To that end, Ardent Scientific reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, or discontinue any aspect or feature of this Site in whole or in part, including, without limitation, the content, availability, Access and/or the Terms of this Site. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions will be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which notice may be made by posting such changes on this Site.

Users are solely responsible for ensuring that they have sufficient and compatible hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and Internet service necessary for use of the Site.

Prohibited Conduct

User expressly agrees to refrain from doing, either personally or through an agent, any of the following “Prohibited Conduct”:

1.Transmit, install, upload or otherwise transfer any virus, advertisement, communication, or other item or process to the Site that in any way affects the use, enjoyment or service of the Site, or adversely affects Ardent Scientific's computers, servers or databases.
2.Capture, download, save, upload, print or otherwise retain information and content available on the Site other than what is expressly allowed by these Terms.
3.Permit or provide others Access to the Member Content using Your user name and password or otherwise, or the name and password of another authorized User.
4.Copy, modify, reverse engineer, disassemble, redistribute, republish, alter, create derivative works from, assign, license, transfer or adapt any of the software, information, text, graphics, source code or HTML code, or other content available on the Site.
5.Remove or modify any copyright, trademark, legal notices, or other proprietary notations from the content available on the Site.
6.Transfer the Site content to another person; “frame,” “mirror,” “in-line link,” or employ similar navigational technology to the Site content; or “deep link” to the Site content.
7.Violate or attempt to violate Ardent Scientific'c security mechanisms, Access any data or server You are not authorized to Access or otherwise breach the security of the Site or corrupt the Site in any way.
8.Engage in any other conduct which violates the Copyright Act or other laws of Australia and International Law.
9.Use any device (such as a “web crawler” or other automatic retrieval mechanism) or other means to harvest information about other Users, the Site or Ardent Scientific.
10.Use the Site to violate a third party’s intellectual property, personality, publicity or confidentiality rights; upload, download, display, publish, perform, create derivative works from, transmit, or otherwise distribute information or content in violation of a third party’s intellectual property rights.
11.Misrepresent Your identity or personal information when Accessing the Site; forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail so that the e-mail appears to be generated by Ardent Scientific.
12.Post obscene, harassing, defamatory, filthy, violent, pornographic, abusive, threatening, objectionable or illegal material on the Site; post a communication that advocates or encourages criminal conduct or conduct that may give rise to civil liability.
13.Advertise or otherwise solicit funds, goods or services on the Site.
14.Provide any commercial hosting service with Access to the Site and/or the content on the Site.
To ensure that Users of the Site do not engage in Prohibited Conduct, Ardent Scientific reserves the right to monitor use of the Site and reserves the right to revoke or deny Access to the Member Content to any person or entity whose use of the Member Content suggests Prohibited Conduct. Access of the materials available at the Member Content beyond that of normal patterns of use that suggests systematic copying of the materials constitutes abuse of the Member Content and will result in revocation or denial of Access to the Member content The terms “normal patterns” and “abuse” shall be determined solely by Ardent Scientific.

You agree not to violate any Australian, foreign or international software or technology export laws and regulations.