Terms of Service
Welcome to MBSx, a website for online courses offered by Mannheim Business School.
You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the MBSx website and for your user postings. User postings include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on the MBSx website by you or other users of the MBSx website, including but not limited to all forum posts, wiki edits, notes, questions, comments, videos and file uploads.
You agree that you will use the MBSx website in compliance with these Terms of Service and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including German copyright laws.
As a condition of your use of the services offered by MBSx, you will not use the MBSx website in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any MBSx server or the network(s) connected to any MBSx server or to interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the MBSx website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the MBSx website, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any MBSx server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information stored on the MBSx website, its servers or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the MBSx website.
Items that are prohibited on MBSx:
- content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
- content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
- content that infringes the intellectual property of others, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
- profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
- advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
- content related to partisan political activities;
- viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, malware, spyware or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer or property;
- content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.
Furthermore, you agree not to scrape, or otherwise download in bulk, any MBSx content, including but not limited to a list or directory of users on the system, on-line textbooks, user postings or user information.
You agree not to misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the MBSx website.
In order to participate fully in MBSx courses, you must provide your name, an email address and a user password in order to create a user account.
You agree that you will never share access or access information for your user account with any third party for any reason.
In setting up your user account, you may be prompted to enter additional optional information. You represent that all information provided by you is accurate and current. You agree to maintain and update your information to keep it accurate and current.
Your Right to Use Content on the MBSx Website
Unless indicated as being in the public domain, the content on the MBSx website is protected by German copyright laws.
Unless otherwise expressly stated on the MBSx website, the texts, exams, video, images and other instructional materials provided with the courses offered on this website are for your personal use in connection with those courses only.
Certain reference documents, digital textbooks, articles and other information are used with the permission of third parties, and use of that information is subject to certain rules and conditions, which will be posted along with the information. By using this website you agree to abide by all such rules and conditions.
You agree to retain all copyright and other notices on any content you obtain from the MBSx website. All rights in the MBSx website and its content, if not expressly granted, are reserved.
Certificates and Payment
Mannheim Business School may offer a certificate of achievement or other acknowledgment for course participants who, in its judgment, have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the course material. The decision whether a certificate will be awarded to a given participant will be solely within the discretion of Mannheim Business School. Mannheim Business School may choose not to offer a certificate for some courses.
You may be required to pay a fee to receive a certificate of achievement or to enroll to certain courses on the MBSx website. The processing of your payment information is done by a third party vendor, and you will be re-routed to a secure website to complete the payment transaction. The privacy statement posted at the payment landing page operated by the third party vendor will govern the submission and processing of your payment details. Please familiarize yourself with those terms prior to initiating a transaction. Once your payment transaction is completed, you will be re-routed back to the MBSx website.
No Enrollment at Mannheim Business School
When you take a course through MBSx, you will not be an applicant for admission to, or enrolled in, any degree program of Mannheim Business School as a result of registering for or completing a course provided by the MBSx website.
You will not be entitled to use any of the resources of Mannheim Business School beyond the online courses provided on the MBSx website, nor will you be eligible to receive student privileges or benefits provided to students enrolled in degree programs of Mannheim Business School.
Names and Trademarks
The Mannheim Business School and MBSx names and logos or any variations may not be used without prior written consent by Mannheim Business School.
All Trademarks not owned by Mannheim Business School that appear on the MBSx website are the property of their respective owners.
Disclaimers of Warranty / Limitations of Liabilities
The MBSx website and any information, content or services made available on or through the MBSx website are provided „as is“ and „as available“ without warranty of any kind.
Mannheim Business School does not warrant that the MBSx website will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner, that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components.
Mannheim Business School does not warrant that the courses or content provided will meet your needs or expectations.
Mannheim Business School also makes no warranty about the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or quality of the website or any courses or content, or that any particular courses or content will continue to be made available.
Use of the MBSx website and the content and services obtained from or through the website, is at your own risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your property (including your computer system) or loss of data that results from the download or use of course material or data.
User Postings Disclaimer
You understand that when using the MBSx website you will be exposed to user postings from a variety of sources and that Mannheim Business School is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, reliability or intellectual property rights of or relating to such user postings.
You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to user postings that are inaccurate, offensive, defamatory, indecent or objectionable and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Mannheim Business School.
Mannheim Business School does not endorse any user postings or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein.
Mannheim Business School does not have any obligation to monitor any user postings or any other user communications through the MBSx website.
However, Mannheim Business School reserves the right to review user postings and to exercise its sole discretion to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any user posting at any time and for any reason.
Links to Other Websites Disclaimer
The MBSx website may include hyperlinks to sites maintained or controlled by others.
Mannheim Business School is not responsible for and do not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these sites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.
You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify Mannheim Business School from and against any third-party claims, actions or demands arising out of, resulting from or in any way related to your use of the MBSx website, including any liability or expense arising from any and all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Mannheim Business School will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
Termination Rights / Discontinuation of Courses and Content
You agree that Mannheim Business School, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the MBSx website or your participation in it, for any reason or no reason, upon notice to you.
Mannheim Business School reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to cancel, delay, reschedule or alter the format of any course offered through MBSx, or to cease providing any part or all of the MBSx website content or related services, and you agree that Mannheim Business School will not have any liability to you for such an action.
If you no longer desire to participate in the MBSx website, you may terminate your participation at any time. The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the website, but the other provisions of these Terms of Service will survive any such termination.