Website Terms of Use

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Agreement to Terms of Use

Welcome to STEPSTONE Consulting’s website Terms of Use. These Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms of Use”) apply to the STEPSTONE Consulting web site located at www.stepstoneconsulting.com and all associated sites linked to www.stepstoneconsulting.com by STEPSTONE Consulting, its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the “Site”). The Site is the property of STEPSTONE Learning Ltd. (“STEPSTONE Consulting”).

These are the terms of service which govern the access and use of this site and all transactions made with STEPSTONE Consulting. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to STEPSTONE Consulting.

This website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices as outlined within these terms. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing, using or purchasing a service through our website. By accessing or using any part of our site and/or purchasing a service we provide, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any of our services. These Terms of Use apply to all users of the site, including without limitation to users who are browsers, vendors, members, customers and contributors of content. The Terms of Use as outlined for this site, apply to all technologies used to access this site. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

STEPSTONE Consulting reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Any changes are effective immediate as from the date they are posted unless otherwise specifically stated. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, STEPSTONE Consulting grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Site. These terms of service shall govern your use of our website, and by accessing STEPSTONE Consulting’s site, you agree to be bound by the terms of service of the site.

Any new articles, features, resources, tools or services which are added to the current site shall also be subject to these Terms of Service. Accordingly, if you disagree with these terms of service or any part of these terms of service, you should not use our website.

 

Data Protection & Privacy

STEPSTONE Consulting’s Privacy Policy applies to use of this Site, and its terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. To view STEPSTONE Consulting’s Privacy Policy, click here. Additionally, by using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted. Your submission of personal information through the website is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Data and privacy issues are addressed and covered under our privacy policy. Throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us personal information about you such as through the “contact us”, member sign-in pages or any other area where you may enter your details.

By choosing to enter your details, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by STEPSTONE Consulting for the following purposes:

  • The purposes for which it was provided by you
  • Verification purposes and general analysis
  • To deliver details – either electronically or by post – about services, events or training being provided or run by STEPSTONE Consulting or any third party that we may select and which we may think would be of interest to you, unless you have otherwise specifically opted not to receive this information.

 

Content

Access and Use of Our Content

You acknowledge and irrevocably accept that STEPSTONE Consulting is the owner of all content of the site, including copyrights, trademarks and logos. The copyrights, trademarks and logos of STEPSTONE Consulting partners are owned by the respective partner. When attributing any articles reports or others, STEPSTONE Consulting must be accredited at all times.

What You Can Do with Our Content

Content that is available exclusively to registered users of the website is strictly not allowed to be shared and is to be used solely by the individual who has access. Content available without registering can be shared, however appropriate authorship and origin on content needs to be adhered to. In the case that you are sharing a piece of content that is written by an author other than STEPSTONE Consulting, both parties must be credited e.g. by John Smith, originally published by STEPSTONE Consulting.

What You Can not Do with Our Content or Website:

  • You cannot reproduce, republish, modify or commercially exploit any content
  • You cannot use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity
  • You cannot use any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation to scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website
  • You cannot use data collected from our website for any marketing activity unless for personal or professional connections with specific individuals
  • You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities
  • You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading

Publishing Content to Our Site

Whether as an author, contributor or through comments or other, you agree:

  • Any content submitted by you is not obscene, blasphemous, defamatory, deceitful, fraudulent, illegal or in breach of anyone’s privacy
  • Any content submitted does not infringe on any intellectual property rights, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright or privacy rights
  • Comments to the site that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted

 

Purchases: Additional Terms and Conditions

Additional terms and conditions may apply to purchases of goods or services and to specific portions or features of the Site, including contests, promotions or other similar features, all of which terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. You agree to abide by such other terms and conditions, including where applicable representing that you are of sufficient legal age to use or participate in such service or feature. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Site or for any service offered on or through the Site, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Site or the specific service.

STEPSTONE Consultings’s obligations, if any, with regard to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements.

STEPSTONE Consulting may make changes to any products or services offered on the Site, or to the applicable prices for any such products or services, at any time, without notice. The materials on the Site with respect to products and services may be out of date, and STEPSTONE Consulting makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such products and services.

 

Liability; Disclaimer

In no case shall STEPSTONE Consulting, it’s affiliates or third parties be responsible for any 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 service) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility.

STEPSTONE CONSULTING DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. STEPSTONE CONSULTING CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. STEPSTONE CONSULTING DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. STEPSTONE CONSULTING DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY STEPSTONE CONSULTING SERVICES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST STEPSTONE CONSULTING FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

STEPSTONE Consulting reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.

To the fullest extent allowed by law, STEPSTONE Consulting does not accept any responsibility for any statement on the site. STEPSTONE Consulting will not be liable for any loss caused by or resulted from any action or inaction on your part as a result of the viewing, reading, listening, downloading, copying, forwarding, or reproducing of any of the content.

Where links are provided on the site to other websites, STEPSTONE Consulting bears no responsibility or affiliation with such sites. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

Where links are provided to websites which offer any goods and services for sale, any contractual relationship entered into by you will be with that merchant. STEPSTONE Consulting will not be privy to any contract and accepts no responsibility in relation to the goods or services provided, their delivery or non-delivery, their quality or merchantability.

Although STEPSTONE Consulting will do its best to provide access to its website at all times, such access cannot be guaranteed and no responsibility or liability is accepted for any delays, interruptions or breakdowns on the site.

Except where prohibited by law, in no event will STEPSTONE Consulting be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if STEPSTONE Consulting has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If, notwithstanding the other provisions of these Terms of Use, STEPSTONE Consulting is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Site or any Content, STEPSTONE Consulting’s liability shall in no event exceed the greater of (1) the total of any registration or similar fees with respect to any service or feature of or on the Site paid in the six months prior to the date of the initial claim made against STEPSTONE Consulting (but not including the purchase price for any STEPSTONE Consulting hardware or software products or any STEPSTONE Consulting support program), or (2) EU€100.00. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

 

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold STEPSTONE Consulting, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against STEPSTONE Consulting by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site.

All information provided on this site is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between this site and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information on the this site is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, we makes no guarantees of any kind.

This Web Site may contain information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources both internal and external. In no event shall this site be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through the Site.

Any links to external Web Sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the content or views of the linked materials.

 

Registration & Contribution

If you register with our website, submit any material to our website or use any of our website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms of service. Some areas of the site may require that you register your details with us or sign in using your personal details. By registering and entering your details, you agree:

  • The information you have provided is true and you have provided your correct name, email address and correct personal information
  • You have not impersonated another person
  • Your registration and password details are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the site
  • You will not permit or allow any third party to make use of your registration details to access the site
  • You will not impersonate another user or interfere with the operation of the site
  • You shall make us aware of any unauthorised use of your personal details by another party immediately

 

Termination

If you would like to cancel or terminate your registration, you must send an email to contact@stepstone.consulting.

We reserve the right to suspend your access and/or usage of the site if we believe that there may have been a breach by you or another third party of these terms of service.

 

Online Service Terms

You may not use our content or services for any illegal or unauthorised purpose nor may you, in the use of the service, violate any laws (including but not limited to copyright laws).

 

Reserving the Right

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the website or services, the use of the service, access to the service or any content on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.

 

Accuracy & Timeliness

Whilst we do try to maintain the integrity of our site at all times, 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 historical information. Historical information, is not necessarily 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.

 

Terms of Service & Costs

We reserve the right but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our services to any person, geographic region or County. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any services that we offer. All descriptions of services or service pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any service at any time. Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website.

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel a service purchased by a person, business or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same debit/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 will attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made on our website. 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.

 

Optional Tools

We may provide you with access to third-party tools or resources. In every case we try to provide you with authentic content from 3rd parties, however we do not have any control nor input to the content of these tools and resources unless specifically stated otherwise.

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 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 Use.

 

Third Party Links

Certain content, products and services available via our website 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.

 

User Comments, Feedback & Other Submissions to the Website

Whether at our request or not, you send certain specific submissions (for example comments on an article, or a testimonial), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute 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 you submit on our website in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

We may, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion is unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Use.

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. 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.

 

Errors & Omissions

Occasionally there may be information on our site or our services that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers 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.

 

Governing Law

Any action, proceeding, dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this site or these Terms of service shall be governed by the law of Ireland and be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Ireland, and you hereby submit to the jurisdiction of said courts.

 

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 our services following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

 

Contact Information

STEPSTONE Consulting is a trade name of Stepstone Learning Ltd. a registered company in the Republic of Ireland. 

If you have any questions about these terms of service, please email contact@stepstone.consulting.

 

 

 

 

 

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