Condiciones de uso | Legal notice

Quadam Institute, S.L., sets at the disposal of Internet users the platform of on-line courses that can be accessed at the domain www.quadam.com (hereafter QUADAM.COM). The user that registers on the platform or that accesses the www.quadam.com domain web pages accepts the following TERMS OF USE:


I. LEGAL OWNERSHIP

The present terms regulate the use of the platform of on-line courses that can be assessed through the www.quadam.com domain, whose legal owner is the mercantile company:

Name: QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L.
Registered office: Juan Herrera 14-16, bajos. 12004 Castellón (Spain) EUROPE
E-mail address: lms@quadam.com
VAT number: B-65435521
Registration: Mercantile Register of Castellón in Volume 1653, Sheet 160, Page CS-33047


II. SCOPE

The QUADAM.COM platform is an environment for the management of distance learning through the Internet, which can be used by international users.


III. SERVICES

The services offered by QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L.:

QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L.- Maintains and updates the QUADAM.COM computer system.
- Administers storage of the resources that the users incorporate into QUADAM.COM.
- Is charged with providing the technical support that users need to use QUADAM.COM tools and functionalities.
- Maintains various web pages in the www.quadam.com domain that can be accessed by any Internet user and in which general information is provided on the characteristics of the courses delivered at QUADAM.COM.
- Administers payment of the registration price for the courses and issues a receipt of payment to the user.
- QUADAM.COM are responsible for their organisation and administrative and academic management the online courses. In addition, they are also in charge of promoting the courses.
- Register the teaching staff that will be delivering the on-line courses (Teachers/Instructors), who will be dealing directly with the student users while their courses are being.
- Responsible for issuing the invoices of their course registrations to the student users that request these.


IV. PLATFORM ACCESS

QUADAM.COM has a restricted access area for registered users and a public access area.

PUBLIC AREA

In the public area, which can be accessed by any Internet user, information is provided on the platform, on the Centres, and on the courses and their teachers. In addition, the public area also provides a verification service of the Certificates of Completion issued to the student users; the certificate verification pages are only available to those who know the exact URL (or its QR code), it being the student users themselves who decide whom to inform of its existence.The public area also contains students’ opinions of their courses, and the opinions are published starting from the last week of the course. As a reference, the published opinion includes the course date, a shortened version of the student’s name (comprising the first word and initial of the second word in the name), the image in the student’s profile (unless the student decided to hide it when filling out the opinion) and the geographical area. The opinion consists of the following parts: 1) course rating from 1 to 5 stars (1 star being the lowest and 5 stars the highest rating); 2) the student can optionally provide a short opinion of the course; and 3) the student can optionally recommend the course. Finally, the student can suggest improvements for the course. The students shall not be able to alter their opinions. If a student wishes to delete his or her opinion, the student must get in touch with the quadam.com technical staff through the contact form.

PRIVATE AREA

• Student profile: To access the private area of the platform as a student and be able to access the courses, it is necessary previously to register as a user and during registration, in addition to other information, to supply the user’s name and e-mail address. If necessary, the platform shall provide the user with a password, which shall be e-mailed to the user for the user to log in to the private area.Users wishing to do so can display the following to other registered users: their photograph, the information that they decide to include in the section “My public profile”, the courses taken at QUADAM.COM and badges obtained in these, as well as links to external pages in social networks such as facebook, youtube, google+, linkedin, and Twitter. It is forbidden to register and/or access the platform with a false identity or supplant the identity of another person. Users undertake to provide true personal and professional information, it being recommended to use an actual recent photo. The access credentials shall be for personal, non-transferable use, and each user shall watch over their proper use and keep this access information private.Should the login and/or password be lost or forgotten, the user will need to use the available tools to recover the password and, if necessary, get in touch with QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., to solve the matter.On each registration payment receipt it is explained how to request these invoices, and students need to supply the relevant fiscal details in the section “My account” to enable the invoices to be issued.

• Teacher/Instructor profile: To access a course as Teacher/Instructor, the user shall first make an agreement or contract with QUADAM INSTITUTE SL. QUADAM shall complete the Teacher/Instructor’s registration with other information supplied by him or her, such as a recent photograph, academic and C.V. details, image of the teacher’s signature for inclusion on the diplomas and certificates awarded to the student users that pass their courses.


V. PLATFORM USE

IDENTITY OF THE USERS
The use of each created user corresponds to a natural person, and this person is responsible for the acts performed by said user on the platform, pursuant to the governing law.

COMPATIBLE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
To access the digital contents it is necessary to have a broadband Internet connection and a personal computer (PC) with updated versions no more than 3 years old of: 1) Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X operating system; 2) Mozilla Firefox web browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, or Internet Explorer can also be used, though all QUADAM.COM platform functionalities are not guaranteed to be available); the browser must be compatible with html5, and the user will sometimes need to change browser in order to solve technical issues relating to the use of tools, functionalities, or content availability on QUADAM.COM; and 3) the free applications Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Quicktime player, a zip file decompression tool (such as Winzip), and an updated version of Java. The digital contents of QUADAM.COM can be accessed from most mobile devices, though this availability is not guaranteed.

CUSTOMER ATTENTION SERVICE
The customer or user attention service on issues relating to the QUADAM.COM is provided by QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., through: 1) the on-line form entitled “Contact” available at the bottom of the www.quadam.com page; 2) the on-line form entitled “Support”, which can be accessed via a button on the page top bar when a user is logged in or identified; and 3) through the legal mailing address of QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L.

COMMUNICATIONS
The platform includes various tools and functionalities that allow users to communicate among themselves. Users undertake to use these tools in accordance with the following rules:- The user shall use proper and respectful language with his or her companions and shall not breach the socially accepted code of conduct and good manners.- The user undertakes to make reasonable use of the tools for chats or forums on QUADAM.COM in the courses. The user shall publish no meaningless messages, nor start chats that are unrelated to course content, nor publish any messages just to increase the user’s ranking in the course, nor perform any other action that might be considered spamming in forums, such as starting numerous consecutive chats. - The user undertakes not to make any comments that could be offensive, degrading, libellous, or slanderous to QUADAM INSTITUTE or third parties, counter to morality, public order, or the dignity of people, or that might in any other way be illicit or illegal or harm or prejudice QUADAM INSTITUTE, the teachers, or third parties. QUADAM INSTITUTE reserves the right to immediately remove without prior notice any comments that in its view fail to meet the provisions laid down in this paragraph.- It is forbidden to disseminate the content of the chats and communications generated, unless express consent is granted by all users that have participated in the chat- The user shall not use the QUADAM platform to send communications for advertising or promotional purposes, except those authorised by Quadam Institute, S.L.

CONTENTS
It is absolutely forbidden to publish any contents that contravene the laws in force in Spain. The teachers guarantee the legal ownership of the copyrights, or have the relevant authorisations, licenses and/or legal exceptions for their use, with regard to all contents that each teacher supplies for students through QUADAM.COM, whether said contents be directly housed on the platform or displayed via the platform from other outside applications. Student users shall not be able to manifest contents in the course that are not their own or for which they have no authorisation, license and/or legal exception for their use. If any user observes any action that infringes the copyrights, said user shall acquaint QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., hereof, so that it can, if such is the case, remove the infringing content.

DISPROPORTIONATE USE
The user shall not use the platform to store personal content, saturate the servers with massive requests, or use it in any other way not usual in an on-line course.


VI. REGISTRATION PROCESS AND RIGHT OF ABANDONMENT

Students shall register on-line for the course by means of a form prepared to this effect on the course registration web page, where the user shall supply the necessary personal details, select the desired method of payment, and make payment.The student can abandon the registration within a period of 14 days, starting from the registration payment date, provided the course has not yet begun. QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., shall then refund the user with the full amount paid for registration. The supply of digital teaching content over the Internet, which constitutes an on-line course, begins on the day that the course starts, the user then losing the right to abandonment. However, QUADAM.COM offers a satisfaction guarantee period of seven days beginning on the starting date of every one of its courses, during which students shall be able to renounce their registration. In both cases, right of abandonment or renouncement, QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., shall refund the user with the full amount paid for registration.To exercise the right of course abandonment or renouncement, the student shall be able to communicate this to QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., by sending an e-mail to lms@quadam.com with the following information:

- Date (this shall be the date the e-mail is sent)
- Message subject: Abandonment or renouncement of a course
- User name:


- User e-mail address:


- I hereby wish to inform you that I abandon my contract for the performance of the following service and request that the amount paid be refunded:
- Name of the Course:


- Course pageReceipt no. or registration ID:


- Payment date:

- Amount paid:

In addition, QUADAM INSTITUTE sets at the disposal of student users a standard form available at www.quadam.com/downloads/bajacurso.pdf


VII. RESPONSIBILITIES

The views expressed in the publications, messages, images, videos, and articles that can be accessed from QUADAM.COM belong to their respective authors.

STUDENT
Non-compliance by a student of the present terms of use shall grant QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., the right to expel the student from the platform, without the student having the right to any compensation and/or refund of the amount paid.

TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR
Non-compliance by a teacher of the present terms of use shall grant QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., the right to expel the student from the platform, without the student having the right to any compensation and/or refund of the amount paid.

QUADAM
QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., complies with the obligations laid down in the Act on information society services and e-commerce as service provider. QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., shall not be liable for any unlawful actions or uses that may be performed by users on the platform while it remains unacquainted with their unlawfulness.Protection and safety measures have been put in place at QUADAM.COM, but they cannot ensure the absolute absence of viruses or harmful elements on the platform and, consequently, QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., is exonerated from any liability in this respect.QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L. is exempt from any liability arising from the installation or use of the applications " QUADAM TEACHER" and " QUADAM MOBILE" on mobile phones, tablets and any other devices.QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., undertakes to make every effort to keep the platform continuously available for users without any interruptions, but it does not provide users with a service-level agreement (SLA). The student users and teachers, shall not be able to claim any type of damages from QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., because of any interruptions and/or errors that might occur on the platform; nor for the temporary or permanent loss of digital content housed at QUADAM.COM, such as texts, images, videos, and external links, among others. Nor is QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., liable for the loss of any information provided by the platform, such as student rankings, verification pages of certificates of completion, and badges obtained, among others.QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., accepts no liability that derives, or might be derived, from any use that users make of the information and contents accessible from QUADAM.COM. Despite taking all the necessary precautions to provide up-to-date and accurate information at QUADAM.COM, QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., cannot assure that all information provided is updated, nor the absence of mistakes or omissions. QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., reserves the right to temporarily suspend access to QUADAM.COM for reasons relating to upgrading, maintenance, or revision of the contents or the programming, as well as for any other reason.QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., accepts no liability for the information and contents of whatever type that can be accessed from QUADAM.COM and that have been provided by its users (students and teachers, editors).


VIII. DATA PROTECTION POLICY

MINIMUM AGE
To be able to use the platform, users must be older than 16 years. QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., shall be able to get in touch at any time with a user for that user to demonstrate his or her real age and, where appropriate, the corresponding parental consent; should this not be done, the service shall be halted.

DATA COLLECTION, PURPOSE, CONSENT FOR DATA PROCESSING, AND SECURITY
QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., informs users that the personal data collected on the www.quadam.com domain or sub-domain web pages are incorporated for processing into an automated file. These data are collected and processed for the purpose of performing the learning services provided on the QUADAM.COM platform and of informing the user of commercial promotions related to the learning. QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., undertakes to comply with its obligation to secrecy with regard to the personal data supplied and to treat them with confidentiality and discretion, in accordance with governing law. To these effects, it shall put in place the necessary measures to prevent any alteration, loss, unauthorised access or processing. The files are legally registered at the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD).QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., accepts no liability for personal data processing on the web pages that the user can access via the different links on QUADAM.COM. The right of access, rectification, and cancellation of the user’s personal dataUsers are herewith informed that they may exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition by writing to QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., at the address indicated in the heading, accompanying this by a photocopy of their ID card or passport, or by sending an e-mail to lms@quadam.com, indicating the user’s full name, registration e-mail address.

DATA DISCLOSURE
Your personal data collected on our website is intended for the use of Quadam itself and can be communicated to service providers of Quadam in order to obtain assistance and support in the framework of the provision of our services. Those are companies which provide services on our behalf, such as payment processing, data analysis, handling and distribution of postal letters, email and host services and customer service and assistance. These service providers can access the user’s personal data and are required to use them only as we indicate to provide our requested service. Quadam Institute S.L. may transfer the user's data enrolled in course for veterinarians on medicine and / or animal surgery to Consulta de Difusion SL to inform them by email, postal mail or phone call about their promotions or developments related to veterinary, among which are journals, books, mobile applications, web pages and veterinary guides, as indicated, all included in the Veterinary medicine area. From the moment when the user data is transferred, Consulta de Difusion SL will incorporate it in its files and becomes responsible for the treatment of the referred data, having to follow with the obligations established by the regulations on the indicated data protection.


IX. INDUSTRIAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

"QUADAM” is a mark registered in the Community Trade Mark Register of the European Union with number 009280785 and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office register with number 4,221,984 by which any use of said mark or of any similar identifying sign that might lead to confusion by third parties with regard to its origin or legal ownership is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of QUADAM INSTITUTE SL.The website “www.quadam.com” is a domain registered by QUADAM INSTITUTE SL. This domain and the mark “QUADAM” cannot be used without the prior express written consent of QUADAM INSTITUTE SL, in connection with other Products or Services that do not belong to QUADAM INSTITUTE SL, in any way that might lead to confusion among our clients or disrepute of QUADAM INSTITUTE SL.QUADAM.COM uses the original software created by QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., called “QUADAM CLOUD LMS”, which is continuously upgraded and updated. All exploitation rights of the platform as a whole, as well as of any of its individual elements, belong to QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., and are reserved.“QUADAM TEACHER” in a software for iPad devices, the exclusive exploitation rights of which belong to QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., and which allows videos to be generated by the teachers/instructors registered at “QUADAM CLOUD LMS”.“QUADAM MOBILE” is a software program for mobiles, the exclusive exploitation rights of which belong to QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., and which allows online courses to be conducted for users registered at QUADAM.COM .QUADAM INSTITUTE SL holds all rights to the content, design and source code of the Website and, in particular, with a declarative but non-limitative character, to the photographs, images, texts, logos, designs, marks, trade names, and data included on the Website.

The blog located at "blog.quadam.com" has been created by using WordPress, software distributed under the GNU General Public License.The total or partial reproduction of this Website, including by means of a hyperlink, or of any of its contents, is expressly forbidden, without the prior express written consent of QUADAM INSTITUTE SL.Furthermore, copying, reproduction, adaptation, modification, distribution, marketing and sales, public disclosure and/or any other action that entails an infringement of currently applicable Spanish and/or international regulations with regard to intellectual and/or industrial property rights, as well as the use of any contents of the Website, are also totally forbidden, unless this is with the prior express written consent of QUADAM INSTITUTE SL.QUADAM INSTITUTE SL states that it does not grant any licence or express or implicit consent to the intellectual and/or industrial property rights or to any other right or property related, directly or indirectly, to the contents included on the Website.The use of the platform by users, independently of their assigned profile (student, teacher/instructor, editor, or Centre), shall respect the rights of QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L. It is forbidden to use platform elements or course contents outside QUADAM.COM, even though such use is made free and not for commercial purposes. All elements included on the platform either belong to QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., or it legally owns the necessary rights for their use, so that all rights are reserved and they cannot be used, transformed, or exploited by users for other aims outside the platform without the owner’s consent.The Centres guarantee that they legally own the copyrights or have the appropriate authorisations, licenses and/or legal exceptions for their use, with respect to all contents that they provide for students through QUADAM.COM, whether housed directly on the platform or displayed via the platform from other outside applications.Students shall not be able to exhibit contents in the course that are not their own or for which they have no authorisation, license and/or legal exception for their use.If any user observes any action that infringes the copyrights, said user shall inform QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., hereof so that it can, where appropriate, remove the infringing content.


X. COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

QUADAM INSTITUTE, S.L., and the Centre shall be able to send students promotional and informative e-communications on the learning sector and other sectors of their interest, as such being understood the topics of the different courses for which the students are registered. The user consents to receiving these communications when he or she registers for a course. Users can unsubscribe easily in the “Unsubscribe” link, included in each commercial email.

XI. NOTIFICACIONS BY EMAIL AND SMS

Those users enrolled in a course will receive notifications or messages by email or SMS regarding their teaching and/or academic activity, such as the communication of the beginning or end of the course, the availability of a new lesson, exam or task indicated by the teacher and new question raised, among others. In case the user does not want to receive any text message by SMS, he/she must leave empty the “Mobile phone” box of the “My account” section located in the Personal area section. In case the user does not want to receive any email sent from the platform QUADAM.COM, among which there are those relating the normal teaching activity in an online course, the user must unsubscribe as a student user and, when appropriate, the course/s that she or he was studying, by means of a communication addressed to lms@quadam.com sent from the user’s registration email or just following the instructions to unsubscribe as a user exposed in the Terms of Use of QUADAM.COM. Unsubscribing implies not having access to any course on QUADAM.COM


XII. LOSS OF USER STATUS

The registered USER shall be able to renounce being such at QUADAM.COM, losing user status and the rights and information related to his or her account, freely and at any time, by just requesting this in writing at lms@quadam.com indicating the user’s name, registration e-mail address, and password.

QUADAM INSTITUTE reserves the right to suspend and/or cancel the USER’s account at QUADAM.COM and/or the user’s access to any course, without prior notice and without this giving rise to any compensation.

The loss of USER status at QUADAM.COM does not exclude the application of these terms, which shall continue to be applicable to the issues or claims that might be made between QUADAM INSTITUTE and the USER, after this loss of user status has been requested.


XIII. PUBLICATION AND MODIFICATION OF THE TERMS OF USE

The owner reserves the right to modify the present Terms of use, according to its own criteria, or motivated by a doctrinal change of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, legislative or jurisprudential. Any modification of the conditions of use will be published al least ten days before its effective application. The use of the platform after those changes will imply the express acceptance of them


XIV. JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW

The parties involved agree that all controversy, conflict, discrepancy, issue, or claim resulting from the execution or interpretation of the present contract or relating to it, directly or indirectly, shall be definitively settled by arbitration at the Court of Arbitration of Castellón, to which are entrusted the administration of the arbitration and designation of the arbitrators in accordance with its Statute and Regulations. Likewise, the parties expressly manifest their commitment to accept the arbitration decision that is issued.