Terms and Conditions for Students

The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain

Congratulations and Welcome to Event Brain!

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. FOR PURCHASES VIA OUR WEBSITE, BY CLICKING ON THE “ACCEPT” BUTTON YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WHICH WILL BIND YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU MUST CEASE TO CONTINUE TO PURCHASE ANY SERVICES FROM US.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS please contact us.

These terms and conditions apply to Services provided by The Hedgehog Event cc (“The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain” or “we” or “us”).

You may contact us on admin@eventbrain.co.za and/or 011 465 2272.

These terms and conditions are in addition to the Website Disclaimer and apply to the sale of any Online Course and/or Attendance Based Courses. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before purchasing an Online Courses and/or Attendance Based Courses and print off a copy for your records.
 

  1. DEFINITIONS
    1. “Confidential Information” means information provided by one party to the other in written, graphic, recorded, machine readable or other form concerning the business, clients, suppliers, finances and other areas of the other party’s business or products, including, without limitation, the Course Materials, but does not include information in the public domain other than through the default of the party disclosing the information, information required to be disclosed by any court or regulatory authority, or any information already in the possession or control of the disclosing party.
    2. “Course Materials” means the information provided by The Hedgehog Event and affiliates to accompany a course provided as part of the Services in hard copy or electronic form.
    3. “Fees” means the fees paid by you to The Hedgehog Event for the Services.
    4. “Intellectual Property Rights” means copyright, rights in or relating to databases, patent rights, performers’ rights, designs and registered designs, trademarks, rights in or relating to Confidential Information and other intellectual property rights (registered or unregistered) throughout the world.
    5. “Online Course” means the delivery by us of an online course pursuant to which you learn course materials remotely.
    6. “Services” means the provision of the Online Course and/or the Attendance Based Courses and/or the Course Materials together with such other services as agreed from time to time and purchased by you through the Website or by telephone.
    7. “Attendance Based Course” means a course taught by us in a classroom setting to which you attend in person.
    8. “Website” means thehedgehogevent.comand www.eventbrain.co.za
    9. “you” means the individual purchasing the Services.
  1. The Services
    1. A description of the Services together with the dates on which the Services will begin are available on our Website.  We will provide the Services with reasonable care and skill in accordance with the description set out on the Website.
    2. We reserve the right to vary or withdraw any of the Services described on the Website without notice.
    3. We expect you to confirm that the Services you are purchasing will meet your needs.  We do not make any guarantee to you that you will obtain a particular result, professional qualification or employment opportunity from your purchase and completion of any of the Services.
    4. In order to purchase any of the Services on-line you must register for an account with us via the Website.  If you already have an account with us you can log into your account using your user name and password.
  1. Registration
    1. All online courses are offered on a non-credit basis. As these courses are open to the general public, there are no prerequisites; however, students must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma, or the equivalent in order to register.
    2. After students have registered online, they will receive an e-mail acknowledging that The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain has received and accepted the registration. Submission of registration along with full payment constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    3. The website under The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain.co.za(Website) and the services available on and through the Website (Services) are being offered to you by The Hedgehog Event cc. To complete The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain Courses, you will need to become a registered user as explained below.
    4. These The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain Website Terms and Conditions of Use (Terms) are our terms of service that govern our relationship with users and others who interact with or use the Website. Please read these Terms carefully before using the Website.
    5. By using or accessing the Website, or by clicking a box that states you agree to these Terms during the registration process, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to be bound by and comply with these Terms. You also acknowledge that these Terms constitute a binding agreement between you and us made for good consideration (our provision of the Website and the Services to you in exchange for the rights you grant to us in accordance with these Terms). If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, please do not access or use the Website.
    6. We may amend the Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. Amendments will be effective immediately on publication on the Website. Your continued use of the Website following amendments to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of the amended Terms.
    7. Registration and participation on the Website is restricted to persons who are over 18 years of age.
    8. By registering on the Website, or accessing or using the Website, you represent and warrant to us that you are either over 18 years of age, and that you have authority to enter into this agreement with us on the Terms.
  1. Registration and account security
    1. In order to access some of the functionality of and information contained on this Website you will need to become a registered user by setting up a personal account on the Website (Student Account).
    2. To become a registered user and create a Personal Account, you must complete your registration details in the manner described on the Website. The registration process will require you to provide us with your full name, email address and a password to access your Student Account.
    3. You must not create a Student Account for anyone other than yourself without permission. You are only permitted to have one Student Account, and agree not to create multiple Student Accounts. You must not misrepresent (or attempt to misrepresent) your identity while using the Website. You must provide complete, current and accurate information to us during the registration process. By submitting a registration, you represent and warrant to us that the information that you are providing to us is complete, current and accurate. You must keep your personal and contact information accurate and up-to-date.
    4. Maintaining the security of your Student Account is important to us. You agree that you will maintain the confidentiality of your Student Account (including password), and you will not allow or authorise any other person to use your Student Account.
    5. You must not access or attempt to access the Personal Account of any other user of the Website.
    6. We reserve the right to terminate your registration at any time if we believe in our sole discretion that you have breached any of these Terms.
  1. Accessing The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain
    1. Acceptance:By clicking on the “Agree” button when signing up for a Course, you agree to be bound by these “Terms”, which include, by reference, the Policies.
    2. License:Subject to these Terms, and to the payment of any applicable fees, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license to use our services and products, including all services associated with our Courses.
    3. Suitability of Course:Before registering for any Course, you are responsible for ensuring you have chosen a relevant and suitable Course.
    4. Commencement of Course:You will only receive confirmation of your registration for a Course, and be allowed access The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain Online Courses, once you have made the required payment for the Course (unless otherwise specifically stated).
  1. Course requirements
    1. Basic requirements:In order to complete a Course, you will need a current email account and access to a computer and the internet. You should be familiar with using a computer and accessing the internet, as you may need to be able to read documents in Adobe PDF Reader, read documents in Microsoft Word and view videos.
    2. Browser requirements:We recommend that you use Google Chrome as your internet browser when accessing the The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain. This browser can be downloaded from the following website:

      https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/.

  1. Course delivery
    1. Language:English is the language of instruction and administration for all The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain Courses. All coursework that is required for assessment purposes must be written in English.
    2. Communications:You may receive communication by telephone, email or text message from The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain for Course administration and related purposes, including reminders of assignments and payments due by you, or other information related to your registration or these Terms. You agree and consent to receipt of such communications (although you may opt-out of any generic marketing communications that are unrelated to Course administration, at any time, through the supplied opt-out mechanism).
    3. Platform capability:The Online Campus is not fully compatible with mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. In order to access and participate effectively in The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain, you must have access to a desktop computer or a laptop computer. You will be required to meet the cost of internet access yourself and of any upgrades required to your computer or mobile device.
    4. External websites:The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain is not responsible for technical support for any external websites.
    5. Videos:Videos are provided in the majority of Course modules. These videos act as tutorials and lectures for the topics covered in the specific modules and are compulsory unless otherwise stipulated. You will need Adobe Flash Player installed to view the video lectures available in each module. If you are using a slower internet connection, then attempting to view these videos may be difficult.
  1. Course assessment
    1. General: All courses are based on continuous assessment and there are no examinations, unless stipulated otherwise for a specific Course.
    2. Modules: Modules may include assignments that count towards the final Course result. The Head Tutor will assess your assignments within an allocated time period. Any queries relating to your previous assignment that will affect the submission of your next assignment should be asked on the Online Campus discussion forum.
    3. Graded Courses:Graded Courses are formally graded and assessed by the Head Tutor. The Head Tutor will allocate a grade for each assignment in accordance with the assessment criteria and procedure for allocation of marks.
    4. Final results:Your final result or completion status may be subject to a moderation process. This process involves a moderator reviewing the completed assignments or assessments and altering the results if required. After this process has been completed, you will be notified of the release of final results on the Online Campus. If you have outstanding fees or amounts owing, your final result will be withheld until such time as your fees have been settled in full. If you are dissatisfied with your academic standing (final result for the Course) you are within your rights to submit an appeal within 7 working days after the final results have been made available by contacting your Success Manager, who will explain the appeals process to you.
  1. Cancellation and Variation
    1. Subject to clause 4.2 below, where we have accepted / confirmed the Services being purchased by you and formed a legally binding agreement with you in accordance with clause 3.5 above, then you are permitted within 14 working days starting on the day after the date we have concluded our agreement in accordance with clause 3.4, to cancel your purchase of the Services. 
    2. If you have purchased an Online Course and have already accessed, downloaded all or part of the Online Course and/or started to use that Online Course then you shall have no right to cancel your order.
    3. Notwithstanding clause 4.1 there is no other right to cancel or vary your purchase of Services and any other cancellation and / or variation of course dates will be at the entire discretion of The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain.
  1. Pricing, payment and delivery
    1. Course fees: When you register for a Course, you agree to pay the applicable Course fee and such other amounts as may be due by you arising from your participation in the Course.
    2. Tax Invoices in electronic format: You hereby consent to the receipt of an invoice, which shall be sent to you in electronic format, to the email address that you provided upon registering for a Course. All invoices shall reflect the methods of payment that will be accepted in payment of such invoice.
    3. Currency of invoice: The price of Courses will be reflected in United States Dollars for Courses provided with Universities based in the United States, Pound Sterling for Courses provided with Universities based in the United Kingdom, and South African Rands for Courses provided with Universities based in South Africa.
    4. Bank charges: In the event that bank charges and/or fees are levied on or added to a payment made by you to us from any country or jurisdiction, you shall be liable for all such bank charges and additional costs.
    5. Payment of VAT:Unless the contrary is stated in your invoice or information pack:
      1. for all Courses presented in collaboration with Universities in the USA and UK, all listed Course fees include VAT as it would relate to a person residing in the European Union;
      2. for all Courses presented in collaboration with Collaborators in South Africa, all listed Courses fees are exempt from VAT for all courses presented in collaboration with Higher Education Institutions, and all other courses are inclusive of VAT, unless stated otherwise; and
      3. all additional taxes which may be payable in a student’s jurisdiction in relation to the Course fee shall be the sole responsibility of the student.
    6. Payment reference: When making payment to us, you must ensure that your invoice number (to which the payment relates) is reflected on your payment. We will not be held liable if we are unable to locate your payment, and as a result you are suspended from participation in a Course.
    7. Promo codes:If you have been provided with a promo code and you would like to make use of it when you register for a Course, you will have to indicate this on the The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain Website when registering for the relevant Course (where indicated), and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this promo code. Should you register without utilising the promo code, the promo code will become redundant and you will not be entitled to receive the benefit of the promo code, including a refund of any part of the Course fee, once payment has been received by us. In addition, promo codes are non-transferrable and non-refundable – if you request a Course deferral, the promo code shall no longer apply to the fee payable for the deferred Course.
    8. Suspension for non-payment:If you fail to make payment for a Course by the due date for payment (as agreed during registration and recorded in your invoice), then we may remove you from the Course or suspend your participation in the Course. In such cases you will not be permitted to access the Online Campus until such time as the outstanding payment has been made by you.
    9. Reminders:You hereby acknowledge and consent to us contacting you in relation to payments due by you for a Course or in terms of these Terms, by way of email, text message, telephone calls, or other means as determined by us.
  1. Cancellations and Deferrals
    1. Outstanding fees: If you do not settle your fees in accordance with the agreed payment terms, you will not receive your final result for your Course, and we will not issue any letters confirming attendance or completion of Course modules. You will not be issued with a certificate until all fees have been paid in full.
    2. Cancellation of registration:If you wish to cancel your Course registration, you will need to contact your Success Manager to discuss your intention. Your Success Manager will consult with you to discuss the matter and to assist you in reaching an informed decision. Should you decide to go ahead with the cancellation, you will be required to complete and submit a cancellation of registration form, which will be provided to you by your Success Manager.
  1. Certification
    1. Classification of results for graded Courses:Graded Course results will be classified as Pass or Fail. The requirements for passing the Course are included in the assessment structure information within the Course.
    2. Certification:Certificates of completion or attendance (as described in Course information packs) will be issued in your legal name upon successfully completing a Course according to the stipulated requirements for award of a certificate. No certificate will be issued to you if you do not meet the stipulated requirements for the award of a certificate. The following points should be noted in relation to certificates:
      • Certificates are electronic. Should you require a physical certificate you will be required to pay for the postage plus R100.
  1. Fees
    1. The Fees for the Services shall be as set out on the Website or as told to you over the telephone at the time you placed an order for them. 
    2. Unless otherwise specified at the time you purchase the Services the Fees are exclusive of VAT or other local taxes, the cost of some Course Materials and any delivery costs payable in respect of the delivery of Course Material to you.  Each of these costs will be set out in the Website or told to you over the telephone prior to your purchase the Services.
    3. Save where specifically stated otherwise on the Website, all Fees shall be exclusive of any amounts payable to any professional body for registration and examination entry.  These are payable by you directly to the relevant professional body or examination board and we accept no responsibility or liability for your failure to book your exam with the relevant professional body or examination.
    4. Fees for the Service selected by you on the Website or purchased over the telephone shall be debited from your credit / debit card at the time of purchase.  Fees must be paid in full prior to you attending any Taught Course or accessing any Online Course.
    5. Any fees charged by your debit or credit card provider in connection with your purchase of Services are for your own account and The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain shall not be responsible for these.
    6. You shall be responsible for all costs you incur in connection with your attendance at any Taught Courses or your access onto any Online Course.
  1. Limitation of liability and indemnity
    1. Warranties and disclaimers
    2. 1Intellectual property rights warranty:We warrant that in providing you with Course content and Course materials on the terms set out in this Agreement, we are not intentionally infringing any third party’s intellectual property rights.
    3. Disclaimers: All services, Courses and their content are provided “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in respect thereof, and in particular, we make no representations or warranties regarding the quality of the Course content or the fitness of the Course content for the purpose for which you acquired it.
    4. Student warranties:You warrant that all and any information that you provide to us, in accordance with this Agreement, in order to register for a Course or otherwise, is true and accurate.
  1. Liability
    1. No part of the provision of the Services shall be deemed to be, nor is it intended to be, nor should it be taken to be, the provision of investment advice.
    2. Although The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain aims to provide the Services to the highest standards of the industry, neither it, nor its trainers accept any liability for (i) any inaccuracy or misleading information provided in the programmes or Course Materials and any reliance by Client on any such information, (ii) any loss or corruption of data, (iii) any loss of profit, revenue or goodwill, or (iv) any indirect, special or consequential loss arising from any breach of the terms of this Agreement.
    3. Except to the extent that they are expressly set out in these terms and conditions, no conditions, warranties or other terms shall apply to the Services.  Subject to clause 6.5 no implied conditions, warranties or other terms apply (including any implied terms as to satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or conformance with description).
    4. Subject to clause 6.5 below, The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain’s total liability arising from or in connection with these terms and conditions and in relation to anything which we may have done or not done in connection with these terms and conditions and the delivery of the Service (and whether the liability arises because of breach of contract, negligence or for any other reason) shall be limited to the Fees received by us in connection with the relevant Online Course or Taught Course in relation to which a dispute has arisen.
    5. Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or limit The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain’s liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by negligence, (ii) fraudulent misrepresentation or (iii) any other matter which under English law may not be limited or excluded.
    6. No claim may be brought more than six months after the last date on which the Services concerned have finished or ceased to be provided by us.
  1. Intellectual Property
    1. All Intellectual Property Rights in the Course Materials, Online Courses and the speeches made by trainers at the Taught Courses are, and remain, the intellectual property of The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain or its licensors, whether adapted, written for or customised for the Client or not.
    2. You are not authorised to:-
      1. copy, modify, reproduce, re-publish, sub-licence, sell, upload, broadcast, post, transmit or distribute any of the Course Materials without prior written permission;
      2. record on video or audio tape, relay by videophone or other means the Online Course or Taught Course given
      3. use the Course Materials in the provision of any other course or training whether given by us or any third party trainer;
      4. remove any copyright or other notice of The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain on the Course Materials;
      5. modify, adapt, merge, translate, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer (save to the extent permitted by law) any software forming part of the Online Courses.
    3. Breach by you of this clause 7.2 shall allow us to immediately terminate these terms and conditions with you and cease to provide you with any Services, including but not limited to access to the Online Courses.
    4. In consideration of the Fees paid by you, we grant to you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to use the Course Materials and the software in respect of the Online Course for the sole purpose of completing the Online Course and / or attending the Taught Course.
  1. Confidentiality
    1. Each party shall keep the other party’s Confidential Information strictly confidential and not use it otherwise than for the purposes of these terms and conditions, and shall return it on demand and not retain copies of it.
    2. Either party may disclose Confidential Information to its legal and other advisors for the purposes of obtaining advice from them.
    3. This clause shall continue notwithstanding termination of these terms and conditions.
  1. Termination
    1. We shall be entitled to terminate these terms and conditions and cease to provide you with any Services with immediate effect in the event that you:
      1. fail to pay when due your Fees;
      2. act in an aggressive, bullying, offensive, threatening or harassing manner towards any employee of The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain, any teacher or lecturer who provides the Taught Courses or any student who attends any Taught Course;
      3. cheat or plagiarise any work which you are required to prepare or submit in connection with the Services or during any examination taken in connection with the Services;
      4. steal or act in fraudulent or deceitful manner towards us or our employees or any other students who may be on our premises or attending our Taught Courses;
      5. intentionally or recklessly damage our property or the property of our employees or other students attending our premises;
      6. are in breach of these terms and conditions.
  1. Entire Agreement
    • These terms and conditions, together with the Website Disclaimer and Course Specific Terms and Conditions are the entire agreement between the parties and supersede any prior agreements and arrangements, whether written or oral. You confirm that you have not relied on any representations in entering into these and any other terms and conditions with us.  Nothing in this clause or terms and conditions shall limit liability for any fraudulent misrepresentation.
  1. Data Protection
    1. The nature of the Services provided by us means that we will obtain, use and disclose (together “Use”) certain information about you (“Data”). This statement sets out the principles governing our Use of Data. By purchasing the Services you agree to this Use.
    2. When you register with us you will need to provide certain Data such as your contact details and demographic information. We will store this Data and use it to contact you, provide you with details of the Services you have purchased and otherwise as required during the normal provision of the course.
    3. We may also use the above Data, and similar Data you provide us in response to surveys, to aggregate user profiles and, unless you click on the relevant button on the Registration Form, provide you with communications. We will not pass any personal data onto anyone outside of The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain,
    4. To enable us to monitor and improve our Services, we gather certain aggregated information about you, including details of your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address, the URL you came from and go to and the parts of the Website you visit.
    5. We use information such as your User ID, session identifiers and password to enable us to identify whether you are using our services, assist with the provision of services and to ensure that you have access to relevant products. We will only read cookies from your cookie file placed there through your web browser’s interaction with the Website.
    6. Our products may link to third party websites and we are not responsible for their data policies or procedures or their content.
    7. The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain endeavor to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal Data including the use of encryption technology, but cannot guarantee the security of any Data you disclose. You accept the inherent security implications of being and transacting on-line over the internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security.
    8. The Hedgehog Event cc/EventBrain may supplement the information that you provide with information we receive from third parties, such as exam registration bodies or your employer.
    9. If you wish to change or update the data we hold about you, please email admin@eventbrain.co.za or call us on 011 465 2272
  1. Law and Jurisdiction
    • This Agreement is subject to English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in connection with any dispute hereunder.
  1. Notices