SIT Academy
Terms and Conditions

How to Apply: Please register for an account at https://sit-academy.alemira.com/ and follow the prompts. By creating an account you agree with these Terms and Conditions and our privacy policy.

Payment: Payment is due upon course registration. We accept wire transfers, checks made payable to “Schaffhausen Institute of Technology Operations AG” and credit cards. To pay by VISA, MasterCard, or American Express, please contact academy@sit.org. Prices are subject to change without notice. Upon receipt of payment you shall receive specific information about the course and materials, as may be applicable.

Cancellation of Registration: It is the general policy of SIT Academy to not accept any cancellations, refunds, or substitutions except under extraordinary circumstances. Such requests must be received in writing. [Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to a program’s start date will incur a charge of 10 percent of the full tuition; cancellations received 30 to 14 days prior to a program’s start date will be charged 50 percent of the full tuition of the program. Cancellations received less than 14 days prior to a program’s start date will be charged 100 percent of the full tuition.]If a registrant fails to attend without notification, or if a withdrawal occurs on or after a program start date, full tuition will be forfeited.

If SIT Academy cancels a program due to any reason, registered participants will receive a full refund or be permitted to apply their registration to another program.

Advance Preparation: Any advance preparation to be completed prior to attending the program, such as pre-readings or technical requirements, will be provided to you prior to the start of the course provided that tuition has been paid in full.

Professional Credit: SIT Academy is not registered with any continuing professional education agency.

Notices

All notices should be sent to: academy@sit.org.

Additional Terms of Use:  PLEASE READ THESE ADDITIONAL TERMS OF USE (THE “TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY WEBSITE, ONLINE COURSE, LIVE OR RECORDED CLASS OR LECTURE, VIDEO/AUDIO CONTENT, CHATROOM, NEWSGROUP, BULLETIN BOARD, MAILING LIST, TRANSACTION, OR OTHER ONLINE FORUM AVAILABLE AT https://sit-academy.alemira.com/ OR OTHER SCHAFFHAUSEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WEBSITE (“SITE” OR “SITES”). BY APPLYING TO ANY SIT ACADEMY PROGRAM AND/OR USING AND PARTICIPATING IN THESE SITES, EACH APPLICANT (OR, IN THE CASE OF A CORPORATE APPLICATION, THE CORPORATE ENTITY ON BEHALF OF ITS PARTICIPANTS) ACCEPTS AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY AND COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS. SIT ACADEMY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME AND WILL PUBLISH NOTICE OF ANY SUCH MODIFICATIONS ONLINE ON THIS SITE. BY CONTINUING TO ACCESS THIS SITE AFTER NOTICE OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THEM.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it is illegal to download copyrighted information or materials to your computer without legal permission from the owner. These materials include, but are not limited to: music, films, video productions, and any copyrighted document or file that can be conveyed electronically. Those not complying with this law face disciplinary action and, potentially, legal action, fines, and penalties.

Permission to Use Materials: In consideration for your agreement to the Terms, SIT ACADEMY grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Sites. You may download material from the Sites only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material from the Sites. The burden of determining that use of any information, software or any other content on the Site is permissible rests with you.

Limitation of Use You may use Sites for legal purposes only. By posting content and information on, or otherwise participating in, the Sites, you give permission for the content (including your image, likeness, and/or verbal contributions in online or interactive programming, if any) to appear on the Sites. Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Sites without the express permission of the owner of the copyright in the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material. Furthermore, you agree that, if a third party claims that any material you have contributed to a Site is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that the material complies with all applicable laws. Although SIT Academy does not monitor the content of the Sites, SIT Academy has the right to remove material from the Sites, block access, or take other action with respect to the material in its sole discretion, although SIT Academy is under no obligation to do so. You may not use SIT Academy computing resources or Sites to disseminate unsolicited advertising or promotional material of any kind.

User Content Disclaimer: Sites may include unmoderated questions or responses from other users, reviews, profiles, forums, and other content containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on a wide range of topics (“User Content”). Neither the User Content, nor links to other websites, are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by SIT Academy or any SIT-affiliated entity or individual (“SIT”). SIT is not a publisher of any of the User Content, or of any content that may be available through links to and from them, and is acting solely as an internet service provider. The text and other materials in this User Content are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of SIT. If you feel you might be offended by User Content on the Sites, you should not continue.

Links to Other Sites: The Sites may include hyperlinks to websites maintained or controlled by others. SIT is not responsible for and does not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these websites.

Disclaimer of Warranty/Limitation of Liability: THESE SITES AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THEREIN ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR USE OF A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT.

SIT Academy does not warrant, and hereby disclaims any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any Site, information obtained from a Site, or link to a Site. SIT Academy does not warrant that Sites will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that Sites are free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of information obtained from or through these Sites is at your own risk.

YOU AGREE THAT SIT ACADEMY WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, EITHER ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, OR TO YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S) USE OR INABILITY TO USE A SITE, OR TO YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE. IN PARTICULAR, SIT ACADEMY WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, LOSS OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE A SITE, OR ANY PURCHASES ON THIS SITE, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY OR OTHER LAW, EXCEPT ONLY IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY WHERE AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES SUCH LIABILITY.

SIT Academy makes no representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the Sites and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the Sites may be impaired. SIT Academy disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such events.

Trademarks: The logo, name and all graphics on the Sites of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, SIT Academy, or any of their affiliates, are trademarks of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, SIT Academy, or its affiliates. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks, without the written permission of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology or its affiliates is prohibited. All other trademarks or service marks appearing on the Site are the marks of their respective owners.

Indemnification: You agree to indemnify and hold SIT Academy harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms, your use of a Site or your placement of any content onto a Site, and to fully cooperate in SIT Academy’s defense against any such claims.

Your Account. If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you are under 18, you may purchase products or services only through a parent or guardian. You agree that billing and registration information you provide on the Sites will be accurate and complete. SIT Academy and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.

Other: The Sites may contain errors and omissions relating to product description, pricing and availability. SIT Academy reserves the right to correct errors or omissions without prior notice. SIT Academy also reserves the right to cancel any offered product or service in the event of an error or omission in the description, including price, unavailability or other reason.

General: These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and SIT Academy and its affiliates with respect to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements.

Choice of Law/Forum Selection: You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any content posted to a Site, including copies and republication thereof, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by the laws of Switzerland, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the courts located in the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland as the legal forum for any such dispute.

SIT Academy Honor Code

SIT Academy respects the rights of every participant, staff, and faculty and fosters a safe, professional, and effective learning environment, free from discrimination or harassment.

Neither SIT Academy or Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) will tolerate discrimination or harassment. SIT Academy strongly encourages those who have experienced, witnessed, or become aware of such conduct, to report it to an appropriate resource. Discrimination or harassment that occurs within an SIT Academy program should be reported to a program manager, director, or instructor.

Participants of our programs are expected to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and overall ethical conduct, to foster an environment of inclusion, honor, and trust, and to engender respect for ethical standards.

Furthermore, members of the SIT community at large commit themselves to integrity, accuracy, and honesty. This includes accurate and transparent attribution of sources and appropriate use of data and third-party materials. Cheating, plagiarizing, and other types of academic dishonesty violate the SIT honor code.

Violation of any portion of this Honor Code may result in removal from any SIT Academy or SIT program.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and adherence to this policy.