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Welcome to ASKPC Virtual Academy

ASKPC provides its online service to you subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement. Please read this agreement carefully!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AGREEMENT

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU ("YOU" OR "USER") AND ASKPC. ("WE" or "US"") THAT STATES THE MATERIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE ASKPC ONLINE SERVICE. THIS AGREEMENT, TOGETHER WITH ALL UPDATES, SUPPLEMENTS, ADDITIONAL TERMS, SOFTWARE LICENSES, PROMOTIONAL OFFER TERMS AND ALL OF ASKPC RULES AND POLICIES COLLECTIVELY CONSTIfTUTE THIS "AGREEMENT" BETWEEN YOU AND ASKPC. BY ACCESSING THE ASKPC SITE AND USING ANY OF ASKPC ONLINE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.

1.     Definition of the ASKPC Virtual Academy. ASKPC is the creator and provider of a service (the "ASKPC Virtual Academy") that permits users to select and subscribe to proprietary content consisting of licensed and original content and eLearning courseware (collectively, the " ASKPC Online Content") through means including but not limited to (i) ASKPC Web site, referenced by the URLs and such other or successor domain names as may be operated, acquired, or used from time to time by ASKPC (collectively, "ASKPC Site"), (ii) wired and wireless connections, and (iii) telephony based networks; and to consume such ASKPC Content on a computer using ASKPC's proprietary ASKPC Online Application (or other third party software application specifically approved by ASKPC and/or any other software the user accesses, downloads, or otherwise receives for use in connection with the ASKPC Online Service, including but not limited to Beta (pre-release) versions thereof (collectively, the "ASKPC Software"). For certain business partners and affiliates of ASKPC, the ASKPC Online Service also includes distribution of other goods, production services for the creation of content from text, audio, presentation, animation and video materials, and the creation of private distribution channels for delivery of proprietary content, ASKPC Online Content, and/or special aggregations or versions of ASKPC Online Content.

2.     Requirements for Use of the ASKPC Online Service. The ASKPC Online Service is for individuals over 18 years of age who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not meet the foregoing or other applicable requirements, you may not use the ASKPC Online Service.

3.     Privacy. ASKPC's Privacy Policy is expressly incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Agreement.

4.     Your Information. You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate information required to complete your registration with and subscription to, the ASKPC Online Service and at other points as may be required in the course of using the ASKPC Online Service (such information will be referred to herein, collectively, as "Registration Data"). You further agree to maintain and update Registration Data as required to keep it current, complete, and accurate. You shall not use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. If any information you provide is false, incomplete, or inaccurate, we may terminate your rights to any or all of the ASKPC Service. If the information you provide is fraudulent, you may also be subject to criminal and/or civil liability. You agree that we may store and use Registration Data you provide (including credit card information) for use in maintaining your accounts and billing ASKPC Online Service fees to your credit card.

5.     User Account, Password, and Security.

a.     Account and Password. As a registered user of the ASKPC Online Service, you may receive or establish one or more passwords and accounts ("ASKPC Account(s)"). You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your passwords and ASKPC Accounts. You may not divulge your password to anyone else or use anyone else's password or ASKPC Account. You are entirely responsible for all activities that occur on or through your ASKPC Account(s), and you agree to notify us immediately about any unauthorized use of ASKPC Accounts or any breach of security. You agree that we will not be responsible for any losses incurred in connection with any misuse of passwords and you further agree that we will have no responsibility whatsoever for your failure to comply with this Paragraph. Your breach of this Paragraph may result in immediate termination of your ASKPC Account(s), and may also subject you to criminal or civil liability.

b.    Security, Cracking and Hacking. You shall not violate or attempt to violate the security of the ASKPC Online Service. Accordingly, you shall not: (i) access data or materials not intended for you; (ii) log into a server or account which you are not authorized to access; or (iii) attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We reserve the right to investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who have participated in such violations. You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt or otherwise impair a computer's functionality or operation which may be transferred to your computer via the ASKPC Service.

6.     Grants of Licenses

a.     ASKPC Online Content License. When you "purchase" (referred to herein, collectively as "Purchase") ASKPC Online Content Subscriptions from the ASKPC Online Service or ASKPC Agent, ASKPC grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to view and annotate such ASKPC Online Content solely for your personal non-commercial use. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute or use the ASKPC Online Content in any other manner. You shall not sell, transfer, lease, modify, distribute or publicly perform using the ASKPC Online Content in any manner and you shall not exploit it commercially. Do not (A) decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the ASKPC Application or attempt to do so; or (B) modify the ASKPC Online Content or create any derivative works. This license to the ASKPC Online Content you Purchase will continue for as long as your copy of ASKPC Online Content exists pursuant to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

b.    Site Access License. ASKPC grants you, the subscriber or group, a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and make personal use of the ASKPC Site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify all or any portion of the ASKPC Site or Content. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the ASKPC Site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the ASKPC Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The ASKPC Site and/or any portion of the ASKPC Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent. You shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of ASKPC, its content providers or its affiliates without express written consent. You shall not use any Meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing our name or trademarks without our express written consent. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permissions and/or licenses granted by us to you. You are granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to create a hyperlink to the home page of the ASKPC Site so long as the link does not portray us, our content providers, our affiliates, or our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any ASKPC logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

c.     No Other License. Except as expressly stated herein, no rights or licenses are granted hereunder.

7.     A La Carte and ASKPC Plans, Gift Certificates and Programs.

a.     A La Carte and ASKPC Plans. You may subscribe to ASKPC Online Content on an A La Carte basis, or by participating in one of the several plans we offer for purchasing ASKPC Online Content. These plans will be referred to herein, collectively, as " ASKPC Subscription Plan(s)" which is expressly incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Agreement.

8.     Cancellation of your ASKPC Subscription. You may cancel your subscription to particular ASKPC Online Content libraries ("Subscription") or ASKPC Account by contacting our Customer Service Department. 

9.     Right to Change Prices. Prices of all ASKPC Online Content, including but not limited to Subscriptions, are subject to change upon notice from us. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the ASKPC Site or the ASKPC Service. Prices of ASKPC Online Subscription Plans are subject to change upon notice via email to you.

10.  Agreement to Pay. You agree that you will pay timely, and that we may charge you whichever applies,  for any ASKPC Online Content, Subscription, ASKPC Plan, and for any additional amounts (including any taxes and late fees, as applicable) as may be accrued by or in connection with your ASKPC Account(s) (collectively, "ASKPC Fees"). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL ASKPC FEES AND FOR PROVIDING ASKPC WITH A VALID Bank, Credit or financial account FOR PAYMENT OF ALL ASKPC FEES. You agree that ASKPC may use all legal means available to collect ASKPC Fees should our attempts to charge your credit card on record fail for any reason. ASKPC will charge you for any collection agency and legal fees it pays while collecting ASKPC Fees from you.

11.  Use of Free Trial Offers. From time to time, ASKPC may offer free trials of the ASKPC Online Service and/or ASKPC Online Content (a "Free Trial Offer"). In addition to any specific terms and conditions applicable to such offers, each person and/or household and/or company is limited to one (1) Free Trial Offer of any type. You agree not to abuse any Free Trial Offer by conduct which is detrimental to the interests of ASKPC, including without limitation attempting to falsify your identity in order to receive the benefit of more than one Free Trial Offer. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not: (a) use an automated system, device or program or other similar method to register for any ASKPC Online Service; (b) present false or misleading information to ASKPC; (c) register for any Free Trial Offer solely with the intent to terminate your ASKPC Account prior to the end of the Free Trial Offer Period; or (d) assist another individual or entity in conducting fraudulent, abusive, manipulative or illegal activity. If you are suspected of engaging in any fraudulent, abusive, manipulative or illegal activity you may have your ASKPC Account terminated in ASKPC's sole discretion. In addition, in the event that you violate any of the foregoing on a consistent basis, ASKPC reserves the right to charge the credit card provided as part of your registration the full amount of the applicable ASKPC Plan to which the Free Trial Offer relates.

12.  Availability of ASKPC Online Content. We will exercise reasonable efforts to provide the ASKPC Online Content in a timely manner. On occasion, technical or supplier problems may delay or prevent delivery. You acknowledge and agree that availability of ASKPC Online Content that is not yet created at the time of acceptance of this Agreement (such as time-dated programming) is subject to the creation of such programs by the supplier. Your exclusive and sole remedy with respect to ASKPC Online Content that is not delivered within a reasonable period will be to retry access to such ASKPC Online Content with comparable browser programs or a pro rata extension of the applicable subscription period.

13.  Intellectual Property.

a.     Removal of ASKPC Online Content or other Materials. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, we reserve the right to remove or disable access to any ASKPC Online Content or other materials comprising a part of the ASKPC Online Service that violate or otherwise allegedly infringe on the copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any person, company or other entity. We will in no event be liable for the good faith removal of or disabling of access to any such ASKPC Online Content or materials under this Agreement.

b.    Copyrights. All copyrights in and to the ASKPC Online Service materials including but not limited to the ASKPC Site (including the compilation of content, postings, links to other Internet resources and descriptions of those resources), ASKPC Online Content, Subscriptions, ASKPC Software, or any parts of or content within the ASKPC Site, ASKPC Online Content, Subscriptions and ASKPC Software, are owned by ASKPC and/or its suppliers and/or licensors. THE USE OF ANY SOFTWARE OTHER THAN WEB BROWSERS AND ASKPC SOFTWARE ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASKPC SERVICE, SUCH AS PRODUCTS THAT DOWNLOAD THE ASKPC SITE OR ANY OF THE PAGES OF THE ASKPC SITE, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND INFRINGES ON THE COPYRIGHTS IN AND TO THE ASKPC ONLINE SERVICE MATERIALS. REPRODUCTION OR USE OF THE ASKPC ONLINE SERVICE MATERIALS IN A MANNER OTHER THAN AS SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY SUBJECT YOU AND OTHERS TO CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES, INCLUDING POSSIBLE MONETARY DAMAGES, FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

c.    Trademarks. ASKPC, ASK PC, ASKPC Academy and other ASKPC trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the ASKPC Online Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of ASKPC. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the ASKPC Online Service are the trademarks of their respective owners. You are granted no right or license with respect to any of the afore described trademarks or service marks and any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

14.  Termination.

a.     Termination By ASKPC. If you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any of the provisions of this Agreement, including but not limited to failure to make payment of ASKPC Fees due, failure to provide ASKPC with a valid credit card or with accurate and complete Registration Data, failure to safeguard your ASKPC Account information and password, or violation of the ASKPC Online Content License or the ASKPC Site Access License or any license to ASKPC Software, ASKPC, at its sole discretion, may: (A) terminate this Agreement and/or your ASKPC Account and you will remain liable for all amounts due under your ASKPC Account up to and including the date of termination; and/or (B) terminate the ASKPC Online Content License, the ASKPC Site Access License and/or licenses to ASKPC Software; and/or (C) preclude access to the ASKPC Online Service (or any part thereof). We will notify you if we take any of the foregoing actions.

b.    Termination of the Service. We reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the ASKPC Online Service (or any part thereof) or any ASKPC Online Content (or any part thereof) at any time with or without notice to you, and we will not be liable to you or to any third party should we exercise such rights. In the event that we exercise such right, you may be entitled to a refund, in our sole discretion, depending upon your ASKPC Plan and the other Purchases you have made from the ASKPC Online Service.

15.  No Responsibility for Third Party Materials or Web sites. Certain content, ASKPC Online Content, products and services available via the ASKPC Online Service may include materials from third parties. In addition, we may provide links to certain third party Web sites. With respect to such material, we are a distributor, not a publisher. You acknowledge and agree that we have little or no control over, and are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of any such third party material or Web sites. ASKPC does not warrant or endorse and does not assume and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third party materials or Web sites, or for any other materials, products or services of third parties. Links to other Web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you.

16.  Limited Express Warranty. Except as expressly provided herein, the ASKPC Online Service is provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE". The ASKPC Online Service is only warranted as stated below:

ASKPC warrants that any hard media in which the ASKPC Online Content is provided will be free from material defects on delivery. If you find a defect in ASKPC Online Content, your sole remedy (provided you meet the registration, technical and payment requirements for use of the ASKPC Online Service) is to call ASKPC Customer Service and they will consult with you on proper usage procedures and hardware requirements.

ASKPC warrants that the ASKPC Online Content that you license directly through the ASKPC Online Service will be of a quality suitable for human viewing and will consist of the ASKPC Online Content that was offered via the ASKPC Online Service, if obtained pursuant to ASKPC's instructions using equipment that is in good operating condition and meets the specifications for the ASKPC Online Service as provided by ASKPC. In the event the ASKPC Online Content is incomplete or not as warranted above, ASKPC will provide you with replacement ASKPC Online Content or a credit on your ASKPC Account for the defective material, as determined by ASKPC in its sole discretion, if you advise ASKPC of the defect within seven (7) days of first accessing the material by completing the customer service request form available at the ASKPC Site. You will be asked to document the defect. A credit can be applied to the Purchase of the same or other ASKPC Online Content.

There is no warranty, express or implied, on the content, quality, or technical compatibility of audio materials and information services downloaded through the ASKPC Online Service but not under the control of ASKPC.

The foregoing warranties do not cover defects caused by viruses, disabling codes, accident, mishandling, misuse, improper installation, service or maintenance, modification of the ASKPC Online Software or ASKPC Online Content or the media on which the ASKPC Online Software and ASKPC Online Content are furnished, or the user's lack of the necessary hardware/software.

NO ASKPC EMPLOYEE, AGENT, DEALER, DISTRIBUTOR, OR RESELLER IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATION OR ADDITION TO THE WARRANTIES STATED IN THIS PARAGRAPH. THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES STATED ABOVE ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT.

17.  Limitation on Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ASKPC HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, RECORDS OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES THAT MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A VIRUS OR OTHER DATA CORRUPTION PROBLEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO, DOWNLOADING FROM OR USE OF THE ASKPC SERVICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASKPC HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF ANY MISUSE OF PASSWORDS OR ASKPC ACCOUNTS, OR ARISING OUT OF ITS GOOD FAITH REMOVAL OR DISABLING OF ANY ASKPC CONTENT. SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF THE ASKPC CONTENT AND ASKPC'S LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY HEREIN, ASKPC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS INVOLVING THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR RELIABILITY OF THE ASKPC CONTENT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE ACCESS FROM OR THROUGH THE ASKPC SERVICE.

WITH RESPECT TO ANY CAUSE OF ACTION BROUGHT UNDER ANY THEORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TORT AND CONTRACT, IN NO EVENT SHALL ASKPC OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO USE OR INABILITY TO USE ASKPC ACCOUNT(S), ASKPC SOFTWARE, ASKPC ONLINE CONTENT OR THE ASKPC ONLINE SERVICE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ASKPC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASKPC ONLINE SERVICE (OR ANY PART THEREOF) IN EXCESS OF THE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE PARTICULAR SOFTWARE TRAINING MODULE.

Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion thereof may not apply to you. This Agreement gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.

18.  Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ASKPC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, shareholders, officers and directors, agents, employees, and partners from any third party claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees for damages and/or costs due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement and/or your use of the ASKPC Online Service, ASKPC Online Software, and/or the ASKPC Online Content.

19.  Changes. We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, to update, revise, supplement and to otherwise modify this Agreement and to impose new or additional rules, policies, terms or conditions on your use of the ASKPC Online Service. Such updates, revisions, supplements, modifications and additional rules, policies, terms and conditions (collectively referred to in this Agreement as "Additional Terms") will be effective immediately and incorporated into this Agreement upon notice thereof, which may be given by any reasonable means including by posting to the ASKPC Site. Your continued use of the ASKPC Site following such notice will be deemed to conclusively indicate your acceptance of any and all such Additional Terms. All Additional Terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

20. Annual Subscription Plans. Annual Subscription Plans may be cancelled at any time. Users will not receive a full or partial refund of any Annual Fee including, without limitation, the Annual Fee for the year in which the subscription was cancelled, Upon cancellation all complimentary Subscriptions will expire.

21. Professional Development Certifications:

a. ASK PC is a professional IT company registered in the UK, Middle East and USA to offer:
 
 (IT Training - Consulting - eLearning - Information Security solutions - Research)
 
 b. ASKPC certifications are not issued without completing assessments required by course instructor
 c. CEUs and PDHs certifications are issued and sponsored by IEEE.
 d. ASKPC certifications are professional development certifications and not a university degree
 e. ASKPC provide only training for the BCS Examinations, your BCS certification are issued by BCS upon successfully completing their appropriate exams at the British Council.
 f. ASKPC professional training courses have been approved from IEEE to offer CEUs - Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours (PDHs). (See http://www.ieee.org/partners)

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