CDI ONLINE USER AGREEMENT (Terms of Use)

INTRODUCTION
The use of Chiropractic Development International’s (CDI’s) website, online learning system and its contents (‘the Site’) is subject to the following terms and conditions. By clicking “I agree” or using this site, you accept and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use, whether or not you are a registered member of the Site. The headings used in these Terms of Reference do not limit or define the extent or scope of any provisions of these Terms of Use.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND INTELLECTUAL HONESTY
CDI is committed to academic integrity as fundamental to its operations as a provider of education and training for chiropractors. At CDI, academic integrity means ethical principles that underpin all aspects of academic work including teaching, learning, assessment and research; which assist in ensuring CDI’s validity and credibility. The Principles of academic integrity at CDI include honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. In particular, CDI views the falsification of data, lying, cheating, fraud, theft and other dishonest behaviours as unacceptable.

As a user of the Site you commit to upholding the highest standards of professional ethics, academic integrity and intellectual honesty. You recognise and understand that the advanced clinical training programs in the Site link to professional requirements for continuing education, board certification and other credentialing where appropriate (though CDI makes no guarantee regarding the achievement of such). In deciding to use the site you are declaring that you are working individually on the learning programs and that any submissions or examinations solely represent your own efforts.

You declare that you are not misrepresenting your scholarly efforts, or inappropriately sharing information with any other user for the purposes of facilitating or expediting his or her progress through the content in the site. You understand that academic dishonesty is a serious breach of your obligations as a user, and oath as a healthcare professional.

CDI has a policy in place for managing instances of academic misconduct which would constitute a breach of CDI’s principles of academic integrity. You acknowledge that CDI monitors usage patterns and has numerous mechanisms in place that are designed to detect usage data that are consistent with inappropriate or dishonest activity. CDI conducts audits of unusual usage patterns and reserves the right to suspend or terminate user access to the site, and cancel certificates of completion in cases where academic dishonesty or inappropriate use is suspected.
ACCURACY AND SECURITY OF USER PROFILES
When registering as a user of the Site, creating your user profile, and updating your user profile, you agree to provide accurate and complete information. You must keep your profile password secure. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your user profile or other breach of security. You may not login using another user’s profile without permission. CDI will terminate your user profile and access to the site if you violate these Terms of Use.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
CDI's Cancellation and Refund Policy can be viewed here.
CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE
Changes to Terms of Use are binding. From time to time we may change these Terms of Use without advanced notice. Your use of the Site or any of its Content after any changes have been made will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all of the changes.
COPYRIGHT AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
CDI’s Site including the images, graphics and layout available on the Site (the “Content”) are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. CDI owns the copyright and other rights in the Site and the Content. You may use the Site and the Content only in the manner and for the purposes specified in these Terms of Use.
DISCLAIMERS
All information on this site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind either express or implied. CDI assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the information or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
As a user of the site, you understand and agree that all content in the site as well as any other advice provided by the staff of Chiropractic Development International is educational material only and does not constitute clinical advice or replace, supplement or augur, the clinical judgement and diagnostic responsibility of the individual chiropractor. As a healthcare professional, you retain complete responsibility for patients within your care and you are individually responsible for all communication to, and professional correspondence about such patients that may be generated using reference material contained in the Site. Text and information contained in the Site, and reference to resource material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition. The information obtained as a consequence of using this Site is not intended to be, nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional chiropractic advice.
JURISDICTION
The Site is administered from CDI’s headquarters in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. These Terms of Use, and any claim or dispute that arises from or relates to your use of the Site or the Content, will be governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia.
NO WARRANTY, LIABILITY OR OBLIGATION REGARDING USER CONTENT
CDI assumes no warranty or liability regarding the posting of User Content. CDI has no obligation to monitor all User Content submissions. However, CDI reserves the right to remove any User Content that is deemed to be inappropriate or in violation of these Terms of Use, and to terminate user access if the breach is deemed to be serious or repeated. User Content in no way represents the views or opinions of CDI or its directors and officers, and any decision to not remove User Content does not constitute approval or endorsement of that User Content.
NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SYSTEM IS INTENDED TO BE NOR SHOULD IT BE TAKEN FOR CHIROPRACTIC DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT
The compilers of the system assume no warranty or liability whatsoever of any kind for the information and data contained in the system or for any diagnostic or chiropractic treatment decisions made in reliance thereon. Information obtained by using the Site is not exhaustive and does not cover all patient conditions, nor does it advise in relation to all possible treatments available for such patients.

Chiropractic Development International Pty Limited does not accept any liability in or a responsibility for material information advice contained in the Site. All material and information in the Site is subject to change without notice. To the maximum extent permissible by law, Chiropractic Development International Pty Limited, its directors, employees, agents and contractors will not be liable in any way for any loss, damage, liability, claims and expenses (including legal costs and defence or settlement costs) whatsoever whether direct or indirect, consequential, financial or non-financial, suffered by you or arising out of the use by you of the Site.
PERMISSIONS AND RESTRICTIONS IN THE USE OF THE SITE AND THE CONTENT
Usage of the Site and Content is restricted to educational purposes only. You are not permitted to distribute, retransmit, publish, display or otherwise make available any of the videos or other Content to others for commercial or non-commercial purposes without CDI’s express written permission. Under no circumstances are you permitted to alter or modify the videos or any other Content.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

INFORMATION RECORDED WHEN VISITING THIS SITE
We make a record of your visit to this site. User names are registered and used for the purpose of marketing the services of CDI. Users may also be identified in those circumstances where as a result of a law enforcement investigation, a warrant is issued to collect information from us.
EMAIL COMMUNICATION
In the event that you email CDI, your email address will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided.
THE USE OF COOKIES
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a website. Cookies are widely used by websites to help remember small amounts of information and give you a better experience using the website. For example, a cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit so you don’t have to log on again, they will remember what items you placed in a shopping basket or recall your preferences such as which language you want to read a site in.

Certain cookies contain a limited amount of personal information. For example, if you click “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information to help us analyse how well our website is performing overall so we can try and improve it.
2. How we use cookies?
CDI uses cookies on our website to perform different functions. These are grouped into four main categories:

a. Technically Necessary Cookies

Some essential functions of our website are only possible if information is stored persistently between each page you look at. For instance, if you log in to the site to access subscriber only content, we use a cookie to remember that you are logged in, so you do not have to enter your details on each page you visit.

b. Customisation and Personalisation Cookies

In order to allow you to customise our products and websites, we need to remember who you are and what you want. We use cookies to record your preferences regarding website appearance, what content you’ve already read, and to present the information that is most relevant to you.

c. Performance Monitoring Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our website and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. When we send marketing emails to users who have chosen to receive them, we use a cookie that lets us track the success of campaigns. We may use this information to determine which of our emails are more interesting to users, or to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them. We don’t use cookies to find out how specific individuals use our products, only to gather general statistics that can help us give you a better experience.

d. Third Party Cookies

The CDI website sometimes integrates with other companies’ sites. For example, we integrate with social networking sites such as Facebook, to make it easier for you to log in and to share what you have read. These sites place their own cookies on your browser as a result of us including their icons and ‘like’ or ‘share’ buttons on our sites.
3. How to remove or block cookies
Your internet browser has tools that allow you to remove or block cookies. More information can be found here: http://www.aboutcookies.org/
4. What will happen if I block CDI cookies?
Depending on which cookies you block, the site may stop working, or certain features may stop working correctly. If the cookies marked below as ‘technically necessary’ are blocked, the site will probably not be usable.
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT REGARDING USER CONTENT
You declare that you will not submit or post any content, or post links to other content that:

• Professionally embarrasses, defames or threatens any other person
• May be considered obscene, offensive, discriminatory, culturally insensitive, distasteful or sexually explicit
• Infringes the privacy of anyone
• Infringes proprietary rights including trademark, copyright, patents of anyone
• Contains advertising or is posted for the purpose of soliciting commercial gain
• Interferes in any way with the lawful functioning of the Site or the use and enjoyment of the Site by other users, including introducing a computer virus.