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Certificate Terms & Conditions

University of Fashion® Certificate Terms & Conditions of Use

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING UNIVERSITY OF FASHION CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION IN ANY WAY. BY USING, DOWNLOADING, PRINTING OR PROMOTING UNIVERSITY OF FASHION CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND THAT YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THE COVENANTS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE CERTIFICATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT USE UNIVERSITY OF FASHION CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION FOR ANY PURPOSE.

WHEREAS

Many paid subscribers ("Subscribers") and free members who have not paid for a UoF subscription ("Free Members") have asked UoF to offer "certificates of completion" ("Certificates") so that they can tell others ("Third Parties") what UoF video lessons ("Lessons") they have watched,

The University of Fashion ("UoF") has agreed to offer such Certificates.

NOW THEREFORE: Both UoF, Subscribers and Free Members hereby agree:

1. Tracking
Effective June 1, 2022, Subscribers and Free Members agree to allow UoF to track their progress in watching Lessons so that they can earn Certificates, one per Lesson, that can be shown to or otherwise communicated to Third Parties. UoF only uses Subscriber or Free Member Certificate-related, Lesson progress, tracking data for the management of its Certificate program. These tracking data are not provided to any third parties.

2. Conditions Required for the Awarding of Certificates
To earn a Certificate for a particular UoF Lesson, Subscribers must watch a Lesson shown under the UoF website's "Lessons" menu and Free Members must watch one of the 3 free Lessons shown on their "Account" page after June 1, 2022. UoF will not award Certificates to either Subscribers or eligible Free Members for Lessons that were alleged to have been watched prior to June 1, 2022. UoF will also not award Certificates to either Subscribers or eligible Free Members who, per the tracking data available to UoF, have skipped ahead in Lessons by moving the slider shown on the bottom of every Lesson's video screen on the UoF website, thus skipping over, i.e., not watching, some, most or all Lesson content. UoF may cancel the accounts of Subscribers and Free Members who engage in the latter tactic. Subscribers or eligible Free Members who have engaged in this tactic must start from the beginning of the latter described, skipped over Lessons and start watching those Lessons again to earn a Certificate for them.

3. Certificate Modifications and Transfers
Certificates provided to a Subscriber or Free Member are that person's alone. The original digital or printed representations of each Subscriber's or Free Member's Certificates may not be altered in any way. Certificates may not be transferred to or claimed to be due to any work done by others.

4. Use of Certificates as Evidence of Competency
UoF expects its Certificate-receiving Subscribers or Free Members to do the work described and taught by that Certificate's named Lesson. When asked by Third Parties (e.g., a Subscriber's or Free Member's potential employer or a fashion school) to comment on any Certificate-holder's competency claims, UoF will respond that the physical project(s), if any, completed by that Certificate-holder while watching the Lesson cited on his/her Certificate, is(are) the only real evidence of that Certificate-holder's competency.

5. No Guarantees
UoF makes no claims and provides no guarantee that Subscribers or Free Members obtaining Certificates will obtain any financial, professional or other benefit due to their having been awarded Certificates.

6. Accuracy
UoF makes no claim that the data leading to its awarding of Certificates, e.g., the number of seconds or minutes Subscribers or Free Members spent watching Lessons, are accurate.

7. Watching History

Monthly and Yearly Subscribers
UoF keeps a record of each Subscriber's individual Lesson-watching history in the Subscriber's UoF account. UoF maintains each Subscriber's watching history even when they cancel their paid subscription or when it terminates at the end of its term.

Free Members
Free member accounts are non-paid, non-subscription accounts. Free Members are only permitted to watch 3 free Lessons, chosen by UoF. Free Member accounts last until canceled or until the account holder requests that the account be deleted entirely. In either case, upon the cancelation or deletion of a Free Member account, all the account-holder's Certificate-related watching history will also be deleted along with the account. This will lead to the irretrievable loss of all the Free Member account holder's past certificate progress history.

8. Certificate Program Duration
UoF may cancel the Certificate Program described in this agreement and on the UoF website (UniversityofFashion.com), at its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason, without notice to past or present Certificate holders. When UoF decides to cancel its Certificate program, UoF may, at its sole discretion, delete all Certificate watching history and/or delete or modify any pages describing its Certificate program on the UoF website.

9. Non-agreement to these Certificate Terms & Conditions
Any Subscriber or Free Member who does not wish to accept these terms & conditions has two options: 1.) Cancel their account by logging in, looking for Membership Management on their left and clicking the "Cancel" link, or 2.) Use the site, as usual, for learning purposes and never attempt to download any Certificates on their My Learning page.

10. Elimination of Certificate-related, tracking data
Any Subscriber or Free Member who does not want UoF to track and store their certificate-related, Lesson-watching progress must write UoF using the Contact menu link shown at the top of most pages on the website and ask UoF to delete their account. UoF will refund Monthly subscribers who want UoF to delete their accounts the total amount they paid in their last monthly subscription payment. UoF will refund Yearly subscribers who want UoF to delete their accounts the total amount they last paid for their current Yearly subscription.

11. Certificate Program Problems
The UoF website, like most websites, experiences technical problems on occasion. UoF provides no guarantees that its Certificate program will always work, i.e., sometimes it might go "down" or succumb to technical problems that cause it to temporarily function poorly, or not at all. UoF will make all reasonable efforts to solve any certificate-related technical problems as quickly as possible but makes no promise that these solutions will be acceptable to its Subscribers and Free Members.

12. Disparagement
UoF Subscribers and Free Members agree to use Certificates in a morally acceptable way, i.e., to not disparage UoF or anybody else through their use of UoF Certificates, and not to use UoF Certificates for any money-making purpose outside of the Subscriber's or Free Member's own employment or educational pursuits.

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July 9, 2024