Terms and Conditions
Last update: March 2020
Please read this page carefully. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions stated here. Therefore, if you cannot accept these terms and conditions, please do not use the website. IMAA-Institute may revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this posting. Therefore, you should visit this page periodically to review the terms and conditions because they are binding on you.
Based on your location (of you as a User and/or Customer), you accept these terms & conditions and enter a legal contract with the following entities:
- European Union: Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) Europe GmbH, Nussdorfer Strasse 52/5, 1090 Vienna, Austria
- Asia-Pacific: Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., 10 Anson Road #26-08, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
- All other countries: Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) GmH, Hagenholzstrasse 83b, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
SECTION 1 – ONLINE STORE TERMS
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.
SECTION 2 – GENERAL CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
SECTION 3 – PARTICIPATION IN COURSES, PROGRAMS, AND EVENTS
Each courses, training, M&A certification program, PMI certificate, event or similar offerings may have a limited number of participants.
Access to our offerings is only possible upon receipt of the course fees by credit card payment or settlement on our bank account prior to beginning of courses, trainings, certification programs.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
SECTION 4 – CANCELLATION OF PARTICIPATION
All cancellations must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
For an online program, cancellation is possible if the cancellation is received within 30 days of purchase, unless the couse was accessed within such time. After the start (first login) to an online prgram, a cancellation is not possible. After 30 days of purchase, online products are non-refundable.
60 days before the beginning of an onsite program / event, the course can be cancelled with a full refund but accounting for transaction costs such as credit card process costs and currency convergence and an administrative fee at maximum of 10% of the original participation fee. 30 days before the beginning, the 50% of the course fee is refunded. 15 days before the beginning, the 25% of the course fee is refunded. Below 15 days before the training, 100% of the course fee is payable, no refund will be provided. At any time, the participation can be transferred to another participant at no extra costs.
A postponement to an equivalent training or course can be arranged only once within the same year at an extra fee of 10% of the course fee. The determination of equivalence is at full discretion of the Institute. The postponement can be rejected without a further explanation.
SECTION 5 – CANCELLATION OF EVENT
The institute reserves the right to cancel or postpone an onsite training / event up to 7 (seven) days before an event. Also because for important reasons, the cancellation or postponement may happen at short notice. Important reasons can be no show and/or sickness of the main presenter, unavailability of training location, act of nature beyond control or other unforeseen events. Any expenses incurred by a participant that are associated with a cancelled program, class, or event, such as transportationn, accommodation, or food costs, will not be reimbursed.
If events are cancelled, registered participants will be informed by e-mail sent from [email protected] or another e-mail account from the institute.
SECTION 6 – MEMBERSHIP FEES, ACCESS TO MATERIALS AND CHARTERHOLDER STANDING
In order to keep access to all materials (for both our online and onsite programs), you must remain a member at the institute and settle the annual membership fee.
You can take as long as you wish to complete your online program and keep the status of a charterholder canditate. If you do not complete your online program within the first year, you can continue to remain a charterholder candidate as long as you settle your annual membership dues.
After completion of your charterholder program and to remain a charterholder in good standing, in addition to the settlement of the annual membership dues you need to meet the requirements of continued education.
SECTION 7 – ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION
We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.
This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.
SECTION 8 – MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES
Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
SECTION 9 – PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (if applicable)
Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
SECTION 10 – ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household, per company or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
If we will ever ship orders, we will also publish a Returns Policy.
SECTION 11 – OPTIONAL TOOLS
We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.
SECTION 12 – THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
SECTION 13 – USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
SECTION 14 – PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 15 – ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS
Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
SECTION 16 – PROHIBITED USES
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
SECTION 17 – DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
SECTION 18 – INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
SECTION 19 – SEVERABILITY
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
SECTION 20 – TERMINATION
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
SECTION 21 – ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
SECTION 22 – GOVERNING LAW
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland. The exclusive court of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from and in relation to any contract or from these General Exhibition Terms and Conditions is Zurich in Switzerland.
SECTION 23 – CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
SECTION 24 – CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at [email protected].
SECTION 25 – ORDERING PROCESS
The customer is only able to buy one item from our store at a time. By clicking on the button on the product page a lightbox will pop up and the customer has to fill in the personal details. On this page the customer has the possibility to review the product in the cart. The customer can cancel the order by closing the lightbox. The cart is cleared automatically.
To place a binding order the customer has to accept our terms and conditions by clicking the checkbox. The order is accepted by IMAA with sending the invoice to the provided email address.
SECTION 26 – FILM AND PHOTOS RIGHTS
Participants agree that, in the course of their participation in courses or events of the Institute, photos as well as film and sound recordings will be produced and published on the Internet as well as on other image and sound carriers, which serve information and marketing purposes concerning certificate programs, other programs, seminars or courses of the Institute. Participants do not have a claim to remuneration for these publications.
SECTION 27 – INVOICE
The invoice is sent to the provided email address from the following email account [email protected].
SECTION 28 – FUNDING SUPPORT FOR IBF-STS AND IBF CREDIT
Participants who fail the assessment for their program two times, are not eligible to get funding anymore. The course fee has to be paid by the participant registered for the program. Payment has to be made no later than two weeks after the 2nd assessment.
Funding Quantum: 90% of direct training cost Available for training programmes commencing between 8 April 2020 and 31 December 2021 (both dates inclusive).
IBF Credit: 5% on top of 90% subsidy. Only available for training programmes commencing between 8 April 2020 and 31 December 2020 (both dates inclusive) and completed no later than 31 March 2021.
Training Grant Allowance (TAG): Only available for training programmes commencing between 8 April 2020 and 31 December 2020 (both dates inclusive) and completed no later than 31 March 2021.Refer to below for TAG rates
- Company-sponsored individuals or self-sponsored participants.
- Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents, physically based in Singapore
- Successfully completed IBF-STS recognised programme.
Companies eligible to submit claims for company-sponsored participants:
- Singapore-based financial Institutions regulated by MAS (licensed or exempt from licensing by MAS).-FinTech firms certified by Singapore FinTech Association.