A. Welcome to the Learning Design and ESD Bootcamp(“Bootcamp”)

This Agreement (“Terms”) sets out the terms and conditions that govern your use of Bootcamp’s products and services (including online course content and Bootcamp content), as well as your registration for any short course or other program/programme (“Course”) offered by Bootcamp (as owned and operated by the Association for Learning Design and ESD ALDESD).

  1. Each Bootcamp is delivered in collaboration with at least one education institution (“Education Institution”), and some wording and phrases used in specific Course delivery may differ depending on each Education Institution’s rules and standards. Accordingly, the following words and phrases may be used interchangeably in these Terms, as well as on our website, and/or in the online course through which Bootcamps are delivered:

“course” and “program/programme”
“participant”, “student” and “learner”
“Bootcamp material”, “Bootcamp content”, “Course material”, “Course content” and “program/programme material”
“Mentor” and “Coach”
“Tutor” and “Learning Facilitator”
“Markers” and “Evaluators”
“Credential” and “Certificate” and/ or “Badge”
“Certificate of Completion”, “Certificate of Attendance”, “Executive Certificate” and/or “Certificate of Participation”
“Course Prospectus”, “Programme Prospectus”, “Program Brochure” and “Course Information Packet” and/or “Course Brochure”

  1. Although all these Terms are important, please pay particular attention to terms that are emphasized in “bold” text.
  2. By agreeing to these Terms, you also consent to the following policies applicable to, and accessible on, our websites (including the website at https://aldesd.org, all our Online Campuses, and such other URLs that we may indicate from time to time (“Website/s”)), which are incorporated by reference into these Terms: our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Website Terms of Use, and any other policy that is made available on our Websites from time to time (“Policies”).

B. Accessing Bootcamp

1. Acceptance: By completing this form, you agree to be bound by these “Terms”, which include, by reference, the Policies.

2. Accurate information: All information (including personal information) provided to us on registration, on creating an account, or while accessing Bootcamp services and Courses, must be true, accurate and complete. You are also responsible for updating us in the event of a change to your information (for example, your name or address). All personal information will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

3. License: Subject to these Terms, and to the payment of any applicable fees, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license to use our services and products, including all services associated with our Bootcamps, and the Online course through which Bootcamp content is accessed.

4. Commencement of Course: You will only receive confirmation of your registration for a Course, and be allowed access to the Online Campus, once you (or your sponsor) have made the required minimum payment for the Course (unless otherwise specifically stated in the information pack relevant to your Course). There may also be a delay of access to the Online Campus until you are formally enrolled in our records, or until the Course commences as per your selected Course commencement date.

5. Accessibility statement: Bootcamp is committed to providing Bootcamp programmes that are accessible to the widest possible audience. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our online materials for all our students, including those with disabilities, as more fully described below:

Standards: We aim to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Accessibility requests: If you experience any difficulty in accessing any aspect of the Bootcamp and would like to know more about our accessibility accommodations, please don’t hesitate to contact your Mentor or email support@aldesd.org. Bootcamp reviews all requests for disability-related accessibility accommodations and resolves to take reasonable steps to extend the Bootcamp’s functionality to accommodate our students.

C. Course requirements

1. Basic requirements: In order to complete a Bootcamp you must be proficient in English (or the language the applicable Bootcamp is primarily offered in) and you will need a current valid email account and access to a computer and the internet. You should be familiar with using a computer and accessing the internet, as you may need to be able to read documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word. You can download Adobe Reader here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/? promoid=BUIGO

2. Browser requirements: We recommend that you use Google Chrome as your internet browser when accessing an Online Campus. Although this is not a requirement, we have found that this browser performs best for ease of access to Course material. This browser can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/.

3. Additional requirements: Certain Bootcamps may require additional software and resources. These additional software and resource requirements will be communicated to students upon registration and/or at the beginning of the Bootcamp. Please note that Google, Vimeo, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and YouTube may be used in our Bootcamp delivery, and if these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing Bootcamp content

  • Disclaimer: You are obliged to source and obtain access to the necessary software and resources required for Bootcamp completion at your own cost, and we cannot be held liable for any consequences of the use of such software or resources. We do not sponsor or endorse, nor are we affiliated with, the entities responsible for software and resources unless expressly stated otherwise – these are simply programs chosen for their global use patterns and effectiveness for the Bootcamp outcomes. We may change the Bootcamp requirements for a particular Bootcamp at any time by advising you by email to your chosen email address.
  • Education Records: The Bootcamp host collaborating on your Bootcamp shall have discretion to request that we deny your registration for that Bootcamp, remove you from that Bootcamp, suspend your activity on that Bootcamp, or withhold your credentials upon successful Bootcamp completion, on the basis of written reasons related to misconduct or other lawful impediment.

D. Bootcamp delivery

1. Relationship with Bootcamp Host: All Bootcamps are designed and developed by the Association for Learning Design and ESD ALDESD. However, delivery of the online course may be administered by a partner organisation as is the case of UNESCO IESALC for the Bootcamp 2022.

2. Language: English is the primary language of instruction and administration for all Bootcamps, and all coursework that is required for assessment purposes must be written in English, unless indicated otherwise. This includes posts made on the discussion forums. Bootcamps offered in a language other than English have been translated from English. When a Bootcamp is presented in a different language (e.g., Spanish or Arabic), all coursework that is required must be written in the language of the Bootcamps.

3. Online Campus: Your Online Campus can be assessed using the “Online Campus” website link provided to you with your registration. All Course-related documentation is provided in electronic format and can be accessed through your Online Campus.

4. Communications: You may receive communication by telephone, email or text message from Bootcamp representatives for Bootcamp administration and related purposes, including reminders of assignments or other information related to your registration or these Terms. You agree and consent to receipt of such communications.

5. Access to the Online Campus: Upon your successful enrolment for a Bootcamp, a profile will be set up for you in the applicable Online Campus (UNESCO IESALC for the Bootcamp 2022).

6. Permitted use: Only students who are registered for a Bootcamp may participate in that Bootcamp. You may not divulge your username or password to any other person, permit any other person to participate in the Bootcamp on your behalf, and/ or impersonate any other person in dealing with Bootcamp or when accessing your Online Campus by using another student’s username and password. If you forget your username or password, we will only take such steps that we regard as being secure to ensure that you regain access to your profile.

7. Your responsibility in the event of unauthorized use: You agree that you will contact us immediately if you experience any unauthorized use of your profile details. You are responsible for the use of your profile in your Online Campus, and for maintaining it and all information on it. We take security seriously, but as the user, you accept all risks of any unauthorised access that could occur regarding your information.

8. Access disputes: If there is a dispute as to who has the right to operate a profile in an Online Campus, we may suspend the profile and deny access to the profile pending the outcome of the dispute to our satisfaction, and/or transfer the profile to the party claiming a right to it if we are satisfied that the profile was registered on behalf of that party.

9. Prohibited use: You are prohibited from doing the following:

  • Making available copies of the Bootcamp content on a network server or web server for use by others;
  • Using, displaying or otherwise making available the Bootcamp content (or any portion thereof), or any other materials, to third parties in an electronic or print format that enables it to be downloaded or distributed to any third party via a mobile device, or shared in any peer-to-peer or similar file sharing arrangement, or enabling the distribution of the Course content by any other means;
  • Sublicensing, reselling, renting, lending, assigning, ceding, donating or otherwise transferring or distributing the Bootcamp content or your rights granted to you under these Terms;
  • Reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembling any software or Toolkits that are contained within Bootcamp content or on the Online Campus; and
  • Removing any notice of copyright, trademark or any other proprietary right from any place where it is displayed on or embedded in the Bootcamp content.
  • Advertising your own products or services at any point of the Bootcamp in any way.
  • Platform capability: Online Campuses may not be fully compatible with all mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. In order to access and participate effectively in your Online Campus, you may require access to a desktop computer or a laptop computer. You will be responsible for the cost of internet access and of any upgrades required to your computer or mobile device yourself.
  • External websites: Certain Courses may require you to use external websites. Bootcamp is not responsible for technical support for any external websites. If you have any queries relating to external websites, contact the support services of the relevant websites directly. Bootcamp will not be liable for any costs, claims or damages that you may suffer as a result of your use/misuse of, or failure to access, any external website.
  • Videos and live sessions: Videos and live sessions (when applicable) are provided in the majority of Bootcamps. These videos and live sessions act as tutorials and lectures for the topics covered in the specific modules and are compulsory unless otherwise stipulated. If you are using a slower internet connection, attempts to view these videos or live sessions may be difficult.
  • Bootcamp Mentors: Bootcamp Mentors provide guidance on Bootcamp content and academic-related queries on all Bootcamp. Students will be assigned a Bootcamp Mentor and between them regular meeting times will be agreed.
  • Education Institution: Each Bootcamp is approved by, and presented in collaboration with, a reputable Education Institution (such as a university, school, college, or knowledge organisation). However, unless otherwise stipulated, these Bootcamps are not accredited by that institution. Nothing in these Terms establishes more than a very limited relationship between you and any Education Institution with which we collaborate or entitles you to use the resources of that Education Institution beyond participation in the Bootcamp, unless expressly stated otherwise in relation to a particular Bootcamp.

E. Bootcamp assessments

1. Assessment submission: Where applicable, quizzes and assignments are due on the date and time as indicated in the Bootcamp calendar. Usually, you will be given a full week (including the weekend) to complete and submit assignments. If you are not able to meet an assignment deadline, you are required to request an extension in line with the process outlined in the Bootcamp Handbook.

2. Student conduct

2.1 General rules: All students are required to adhere to the Bootcamp Roles and Responsibilities stated in the Bootcamp Handbook. A breach of those responsibilities will constitute a breach of this Agreement.

2.2 Handbooks and Honour Codes: Handbooks, Honour Codes, rules, and other materials speaking to matters such as academic integrity and conduct will be made available through your Online Campus, and you will be obliged to abide by the terms of such additional materials.

2.3 Offensive and prohibited content and communications: All communications on our forums or through our Websites, including any content published by you, must remain appropriate at all times.

Bootcamp retains the right to monitor and investigate any communication which is alleged to be offensive or specifically prohibited. Bootcamp retains the right to take any action that we deem appropriate to ensure that each Online Learning Campus environment remains constructive. You agree to abide by the provisions of our Website Terms of Use in relation to acceptable use policies, especially in relation to offensive and prohibited conduct. In addition, you undertake not to use Bootcamp services to promote any business or enterprise, unless permitted to do so by a representative of Bootcamp in writing. To the extent that any person is harmed by your comments, Bootcamp shall not be held responsible for your behaviour, and you hereby release Bootcamp from and indemnify Bootcamp against any such liability.

2.4 Plagiarism: Plagiarism can be defined as the intentional or unintentional use of another’s work without providing reasonable and appropriate credit to the author or source of the work. Bootcamp provides information about plagiarism and how to avoid it, however, you must take responsibility for your own academic work.

2.5 Consequences of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is an extremely serious offence. If you are found guilty of plagiarism on your submissions (including submissions made on a discussion forum or in your Bootcamp assignments), you may receive zero for the relevant submission (where applicable), and as a result may not have credentials issued to you.

F. Credentials

1. Digital Badges: A Digital Badge will be issued when completing a Bootcamp. A digital badge will be issued to you in your legal name and to the e-mail address that you provide to us during the registration process. Badges will be issued in English, or any other language used in the delivery of the Bootcamp.

2. Certificates: Certificates of completion will be issued upon completion of the Bootcamp. A Certificate of completion will be issued to you in your legal name that you provide to us during the registration process, following your successful completion of a Bootcamp in accordance with the stipulated requirements for the award of a Certificate. No Certificate will be issued to you if you have not met the minimum stipulated requirements for the award of a Certificate. Certificates will be issued in English, or any other language used in the delivery of the Bootcamp.

G. Limitation of liability and indemnity

  1. No liability for Course outcomes: We will not, under any circumstances, be liable for any costs, claims, damages, or loss that you may sustain or suffer as a result of registering for and/or participating in any Bootcamp (or other services offered by us) which is not relevant, suitable or does not meet your requirements, and/or the requirements of any relevant industry or commercial body. Under no circumstances do we guarantee your suitability for a particular Bootcamp based on the levels of difficulty. We cannot, under any circumstances, be held liable to you for any costs, claims, damages or loss, if after the completion of a Bootcamp you are not able to obtain employment or a promotion within your chosen field of study or attain any other outcome you may believe completing a Bootcamp will assist you to attaining.
  2. Limitation of liability: With the exception of our willful misconduct, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree that we will not be liable for any cost, claims, damages, including, without limitation, indirect, extrinsic, special, penal, punitive, exemplary or consequential loss (such as loss of profits, business, goodwill, revenue or anticipated savings) or other damages of any kind, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, expenses, disbursements, fines or other amounts that you or any third party might suffer relating to or arising from these Terms, your participation in a Bootcamp, or the termination of a Bootcamp, for any reason, whether or not anyone anticipated or should have anticipated that damages would occur.
  3. Acknowledgment: You acknowledge and agree that the disclaimers and limitations of liability set forth in these Terms reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between you and Bootcamp, and that these limitations are an essential basis to our ability to make services available to you on an economically feasible basis.
  4. Indemnity: Subject to any applicable laws, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless in respect of any claim that a third party might bring against us that relates to or arises from these Terms arising from your registration for and/ or participation in a Bootcamp. This indemnity includes claims arising from your use of the Online Campus in a way that does not comply with these Terms or the unauthorised or prohibited access of your profile by a third party. This indemnity also includes all liability or loss that we might suffer as a result of a claim, including legal costs on the highest permissible scale and any additional legal and collection costs.

H. Interruption of Bootcamp Website or Online Campus

1. Interruption of service: You acknowledge and agree that from time to time, the Bootcamp Website and/or your Online Campus may be inaccessible or inoperable, by reason of one or more of the following:

  • Equipment malfunctions or faults.
  • Periodic maintenance procedures, downtime, or repairs that we may undertake from time to time; or
  • Causes beyond our control, including, without limitation, interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links, attacks on the network and network congestion or other failures.

2. No breach: Such interruption to the accessibility of the Bootcamp Website or applicable Online Campus will not be deemed a breach of this Agreement under any circumstances whatsoever and we will not, under any circumstances, be liable to you for any costs, claims or damages that you may sustain or suffer as a result of any interruption, inoperability or inaccessibility of the Bootcamp Website and/or applicable Online Campus.

3. Security: We will use commercially reasonable measures to secure our system and your profile in the Online Campus, and related information, however, we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. You undertake to notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorised use of your account.

I. Intellectual property

1. Reservation of rights: Except where expressly stated to the contrary, copyright in the HTML, text, graphics, audio clips, toolkits, video clips, source and/or object code and all other works (including trading marks and names) contained on the Website and/or Online Campuses or otherwise provided to students by Bootcamp, is owned by us or licensed to us, and we assert and reserve all of our rights in this regard. Access to or use of our services and Bootcampswill not in any way result in an assignment or license of any intellectual property owned by us or any other party.

2. Student content: The services and Bootcamps may enable you to share your own content, including assignments, with Bootcamp, Mentors, and fellow students. You retain all intellectual property rights in, and are responsible for, the content that you share, however you specifically agree and consent that we and the Education Institutions collaborating on your Bootcampshall be entitled to use (in our discretion) all content shared by you on the applicable Online Campus for internal research and development, Bootcampimprovement and non-commercial purposes. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to ensure the active and proper management of your student intellectual property – if your student intellectual property will be best protected by a Creative Common license, then non-disclosure may be an essential protection. We cannot, and do not, guarantee that any intellectual property shared on an Online Campus or otherwise through the Website will not be used by other students.

J. Warranties and disclaimers

1. Disclaimers: To the extent permissible under applicable laws, all services, Bootcamps and their content are provided “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in respect thereof, and in particular, we make no representations or warranties regarding the quality of the Bootcamp content or the fitness of the Bootcamp content for the purpose for which you acquired it.

K. Termination of participation in a Bootcamp

1. Breach: If you breach these Terms and fail to remedy the breach within five (5) days after receiving a written notice, we may terminate your participation in the Bootcampfor which you are registered. We shall furthermore be entitled to immediately suspend your access to the Online Campus in the event of a material breach of these Terms, as determined in our sole discretion, pending an investigation into the relevant conduct.

L. Complaints and dispute resolution

1. General complaints policy: Whether it is positive or negative, Bootcamp encourages feedback from students. Where this feedback is a complaint about our Bootcamp, product or service offering, or our conduct, we are committed to addressing the complaint in a timely and appropriate manner. Where your feedback is positive or negative, please email support@aldesd.org.

2. We will strive to ensure that anyone giving feedback is treated with the utmost courtesy and respect, and in return, we expect that anyone giving feedback or making a complaint will do so in a fair and appropriate manner. Where we determine that a complaint is abusive, unreasonable, or a student is unreasonably pursuing a complaint that has previously been investigated, we reserve our rights in relation to our response, and in particular, may elect not to pursue the procedure set out below. 3. Nothing in this section will restrict our right to apply to a competent court for relief should our intellectual property rights be violated or threatened, or where otherwise appropriate to obtain urgent, injunctive, or equitable relief.

M. General

1. Bootcamp’s details: These terms are a contract between you and the Association for Learning Design and Education for Sustainable Development ALDESD | https://aldesd.org

2. Entire agreement: These Terms, together with the Student Policies, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Bootcamp concerning your registration for and participation in a Bootcamp.

3. Revision of Terms: We reserve the right to revise these Terms (including Policies) at our sole discretion from time to time. These revisions will become effective immediately on being posted to the Website and such Online Campus, however, for all material changes to the Terms, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of such changes if you are registered for a Bootcamp at the time when such changes come into effect.

4. Conflict: If any aspect of these Terms conflicts with any information provided on our Website or in information packs or other Bootcamp materials, these Terms will prevail unless expressly stated otherwise.

5. Severability: In the event that any part of these Terms is found to be partially or fully unenforceable, this will not affect the application or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms.

6. Assignment: These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred, or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Bootcamp without restriction.

7. No indulgence/waiver: If Bootcamp chooses not to enforce any part of these Terms, this does not mean that it cannot do so at a later time. No waiver of any term shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term.

Date of last amendment: 7 March 2023


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