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When registering for a course with the Institute of Professional Development (IPD) you are bound by the terms and conditions listed in this document. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before registering with the Institute. Once you register you will be agreeing to the contents of this document. You will also be giving your consent to the Institute to store your personal details, including your IP address.

1. Definitions & Interpretation

In this Document, unless the context otherwise requires or where it is expressly stated otherwise, the terms set forth hereunder shall have the following meanings:

1.1 “Company” means SEMA Training Services Limited with registration number C89277;

1.2 “Institute” means the Institute of Professional Development (IPD) licensed as a Higher Education Institution with license number 2020-004;

1.3 “Service” means any service provided by either the Company or the Institute, any contract entered into by the Company or the Institute and the Client, any project and any other activity the Company or the Institute carry out for the Client;

1.4 “Event” means any course, programme, conference, workshop or educational and training activity offered by the Institute irrespective of length or accreditation;

1.5 “Client” means any company, individual, partnership, association, firm or any other body which has entered into an agreement with the Company or the Institute; 

1.6 “Website” means the website of the Institute – www.ipd.edu.mt

1.7 “The Parties” means the Company or the Institute and the Client;

1.8 “Applicable Law” means the Laws of Malta

In this Document, unless otherwise specified or the context otherwise requires:

1.2.1 words importing the singular only shall include the plural and vice versa;

1.2.2 words importing the whole shall be treated as including a reference to any part thereof;

1.2.3 words importing a gender shall include the other gender;

1.2.4 words importing individuals include legal persons and vice versa

1.2.5 reference to any provision of law is a reference to that provision as modified or re-enacted from time to time;

1.2.6 reference to any statutory provision includes a reference to any subsidiary legislation made under that provision from time to time;

1.2.7 reference to this Document or to any other document is a reference to this Document or to that other document as modified, amended, varied, supplemented, assigned, novated or replaced from time to time as permitted by the provisions of this Document.

1.3 Headings used in this Document are for reference only and shall not affect its construction or interpretation.

1.4 Any phrase in this Document introduced by the term “include”, “including”, “in particular” or similar expression will be construed as illustrative and will not limit the sense of the words preceding or following that term.

2. Services Provided

2.1 The Institute provides educational services in the form of training and education, qualifications, short courses, executive education, conferences, workshops and any other related service which the owners of the Institute agree to provide.

2.2 Any service provided can be off-the-shelf in the form of an open programme or customized in accordance to the client’s requests.

3. Agreement & Professional Standards

3.1 By enrolling in an event you are accepting the details and content of that event as listed on the Institute’s website.

3.2 All events shall take place at a location identified by the Institute and communicated to you.

3.3 The Institute binds itself to adopt the highest professional standards in the delivery of the service.

3.4 Unless otherwise stated or agreed to, any material developed by the Institute for the event shall remain the property of the Institute and all Intellectual Property including but not limited to Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents and any other such right shall be the property of the Institute. You cannot use or distribute any such material to other parties without the written consent of the Institute.

3.5 Notwithstanding the above, all and any form of Intellectual Property shall remain the property of the Institute.

3.6 If you have any special requirements including but not limited to mobility matters, medical conditions and visual or auditory requirements, you are to inform the Institute at the time of application. Unless informed as per this clause, the Institute may not be able to cater for all your requirements.

4. Fees, Cancellations and Postponements

4.1 Registration for an event is considered complete once full payment is received by the Institute prior to the start of the event unless some other payment terms have been agreed to in writing. Any payment terms agreed to in writing shall be adhered to and any deviation from agreed terms may result in the termination of this agreement on the part of the Institute.

4.2 Conditional acceptance for participation in an event shall be sent to you once a completed application has been submitted and verified by the Institute. Final acceptance will be provided once payment has been received by the Institute.

4.3 You have the right to withdraw from this agreement within 14 days of receiving the conditional acceptance notification. In order to exercise your right to withdraw you need to inform the Institute by email on the email address [email protected] or the contact details provided to you on the acceptance notification. If the course you are applying for is due to commence during the 14 days period and you still decide to register for and/or attend the course, if you wish to withdraw you will be liable to pay a percentage of the full fees of the event equivalent to the percentage completion of the event up to the date in which your notification to withdraw is received by the Institute. If more than 50% of the event has taken place you will be liable to pay the full fee of the event and no refund can be given.

4.4 If you cancel your participation in an event after the 14 days period referred to in clause 4.3 have lapsed you will not be entitled for any refund of any fees paid to the Institute. If the event has not yet started, the Institute may, at its sole and absolute discretion, issue a credit note which can be redeemed on any other event organized by the Institute under the terms and conditions listed in the credit note or transfer your application and fees paid to another event offered by the Institute under the terms and conditions established for this purpose.

4.5 You may also request to change the person attending the event before the commencement of the event. The Institute will normally approve such requests as long as the person proposed satisfies all the entry requirements of the event for which he or she is being proposed.

4.6 The Institute may cancel the event at any time without giving a reason. Should this be the case you will be entitled for a full refund of all fees paid up to the time of cancellation.

4.7 If the Institute decides to terminate your participation in an event for a justifiable reason such as disciplinary action, non-payment of fees or non-observance of any additional agreement you may have entered into with the Institute, Institute policies, rules and procedures on your part, you will not be entitled to any refund.

4.8 If you apply to participate in a funding scheme or for a loan, the Institute shall not be held responsible for any aspect or requirement of the scheme or loan. Full responsibility to fulfill the requirements set in the scheme or loan lies fully with you and you may not under any circumstances pass on the responsibility to the Institute or request that the Institute takes on part or all of the responsibility. In any case you shall remain fully and solely liable for all the fees due to the Institute.

5. Indemnification & Warranty

5.1 The Institute and/or any of its staff, partners, tutors and other entity associated with the Institute shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for anything that you may suffer or incur arising from or in any way connected to the service provided by the Institute unless the Institute was negligent when carrying out its obligations under this agreement.

5.2 The Institute warrants to provide its services and to meet its obligations under this agreement.

6. Processing of Data

6.1 The Institute will store and retain your personal data on its systems. This information may be accessed, reviewed and used by the Institute’s staff, the Company’s staff and other associated entities for administrative and marketing purposes.

6.2 All data will be processed for the purpose of event administration and the Institute may be obliged to forward such data to the Authorities for any reason deemed required by the Authorities.

6.3 You have the right to know what data the Institute holds about you and you may request for all such data to be anonymized, rectified or erased. It should be noted that the Institute may be obliged to keep certain data which may be required by the Authorities.

7. Law & Jurisdiction

7.1 This agreement is governed and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Malta.

7.2 If any provision of this agreement is found to be illegal, void or unenforceable under the applicable law by any authority, this agreement shall continue in force save that such provision shall be deemed to be severed herefrom with effect from the date of such determination.

7.3 The Headings to these clauses and all subsequent sections are for ease of reference only and shall not affect their construction or interpretation.

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