General conditions of use of the online services of ALTISSIA International S.A.

These conditions are applicable as of 1st January 2006

1. Conditions of use and Notice

Every user of ALTISSIA International S.A. services agrees to respect unconditionally these conditions of use, which will be presented to the user for acceptance before he/she is enabled to access the service.

ALTISSIA International S.A. is free to modify these general conditions of use at any time. Every user is therefore advised to refer to the online version at the date of his/her consultation. This will automatically be the most recent version of the said general conditions of use and permanently available.

2. Access to services and registration

2.1. Place of provision of services

Use of services takes place exclusively online. The user has a free choice of location for learning (home, office,...)

2.2. Use of services

To access the various courses and services, the user must register following the procedure described. Each user will be assigned a personal login and password which allows him/her to access the services.

2.3. Schedule

Using his/her personal login and password, the user can access the services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ALTISSIA International S.A may need to interrupt the service or part of the service for maintenance work. The user accepts this temporary lack of access to the service without any compensation whatever.

2.4. Equipment required

The user accepts that he/she must have a computer with the following minimum technical requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Seven or Mac OS X 10.1 or later, or a Linux Distribution (32 or 64 bits), resolution: 1024x768, Pentium III, 256 MB RAM, standard sound card, microphone, speakers or headphones/microphone, Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 1.5 or later, Flash Player 9 or later.

ALTISSIA International S.A cannot be held responsible in any way in the case of difficulty in accessing the services if the user does not have the minimum technical requirements at his/her disposal.

2.5. Registration

When registering online, the user agrees to provide true, accurate, up-to-date and complete personal information as required in the registration form. In particular, the user agrees not to create a false identity. The user agrees to update as necessary the details given at the time of registration without delay.

The rights of access to and use of the services are non-transferable. The user is recognised by an identifier and a password for which he/she is entirely responsible. The user agrees to keep the constituent parts of the identifier secret and not divulge them to anyone.

2.6. Use of cookies

ALTISSIA International S.A. reserves the right to place cookies on the user's computer for the purpose of the use of the services. Cookies are small data files placed on your hard disk by the majority of internet sites so that you are recognized when you revisit the site. The ALTISSIA International S.A. site uses cookies to identify you easily when you visit it. The information collected by cookies is used solely for internal purposes and is never transmitted to third persons.

3. Confidentiality – protection of personal privacy

ALTISSIA International S.A. undertakes to treat your personal details in confidence according to the legal requirements in force at a national and international level, and in particular according to Belgian law regarding protection of personal privacy. No information pertaining to the user (address, email, telephone number, fax number, demographic data, identification data) will be processed without the user's authorization.

4. Content of services

The services provided by ALTISSIA International S.A. are described in the public pages of the internet site

5. Limitation of responsibility

ALTISSIA International S.A. guarantees that the services put at the disposal of the user meet maximum technical standards and security norms. ALTISSIA International S.A will at no time and in no case accept responsibility for eventual damage, direct or indirect, such as loss of operation, loss of data, … incurred by the user as a result of malfunctioning of the site.

No guarantee whatsoever is granted by ALTISSIA International S.A to the user of its services.

In general, ALTISSIA International S.A cannot be held responsible for direct damage, accidents, compensation by way of sanction, secondary damage, particular damage or any other prejudice whatever, in particular damage incurred as a result of loss of use or data relating to the use of the services, nor delays relating to the use of the internet site or the impossibility of using the internet site.

In any situation, the responsibility of ALTISSIA International S.A, on any basis and for any reason whatever, is never higher than the total sum invoiced to the client.

6. Disputes and Litigation

The current general conditions of use are controlled, interpreted and applied in accordance with Belgian law. In the case of disputes or litigation arising from the present contract, Belgian law will be the sole applicable law and the jurisdiction of Nivelles the sole competent body. No information on this site may be published, reproduced or circulated in any manner whatsoever without the prior written authorisation of the author or rightful owner.

7. Royalties

No information on this site may be published, reproduced or circulated in any manner whatsoever without the prior written authorisation of the author or rightful owner.

The user recognizes that information and data on the site are and remain the property of ALTISSIA International S.A. and undertakes not to modify anything.

Any representation or reproduction, even partial, of the present publication, in any form whatsoever, including photocopying, photography, microfilm, magnetic tape, disk or any other electronic form is prohibited without the prior written authorisation of the author or rightful owner.

8. General conditions of sale

Unless stipulated otherwise, our invoices are payable into our head office account.

In the case of non-payment of an invoice on the due date, the payment of the total amount of the invoices addressed to the buyer will be payable ipso jure without formal notice.

Any invoice not paid on the due date will be treated ipso jure and after a formal demand, will be subject to a late penalty of 12% per annum.

Any invoice not paid on the due date will be subject to a fixed surcharge, ipso jure, and after a formal demand, of 15% of the unpaid amount, by way of damages, with a minimum of €75.

In the case of litigation, Belgian law is applicable and the jurisdiction of Nivelles the sole competent body.