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 POLICY

Last updated May 25th, 2018
Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we’re providing this Privacy Policy to explain our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information that we process in the course of our business, including information we receive through our Services and other online or offline offerings. This Privacy Policy doesn’t apply to any third-party websites, services or applications, even if they are accessible through our Services.
REVISIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
Any information that is collected via our Services is covered by the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we’ll notify you of those changes by posting them on the Services or by sending you an email or other notification as required by applicable law, and we’ll update the “Last Updated Date” above to indicate when those changes will become effective. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Policy if you use the Services after the updated Privacy Policy is posted on the Services. If at any point you do not agree to any portion of the Privacy Policy then in effect, you must immediately stop using the Services. Additionally, before we use Personal Information for any new purpose not originally authorised by you, we will endeavour to provide information regarding the new purpose and give you the opportunity to opt-out. Where consent of the Individual for the Processing of Personal Information is otherwise required by law or contract, CDI will endeavor to comply with the law or contract.
TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
The types of Personal Information we may collect (directly from you or from third party sources) and our privacy practices depend on the nature of the relationship you have with CDI and the requirements of applicable law. Some of the ways that we may collect Personal Information include:

• You may provide Personal Information directly to us through interacting with the Services, participating in live seminars and workshops, and requesting Services, or information.
• As you navigate the Services, certain passive information may also be collected about your visit, including through cookies and similar technologies as described below.

We endeavour to collect only that information which is relevant for the purposes of Processing. Below are the ways we collect Personal Information and how we use it.
INFORMATION RECORDED WHEN VISITING THIS SITE
We only make a record of your visit to this site once you have voluntarily filled out a registration form to become a member.

During work with the Site, technical non-personal information about the user such as the user’s IP address, time of the visit, and browser type and language version, may be collected automatically. We may also collect and analyze navigational information, namely the address and path of the user through the Site, actions performed at the Site, jumps to and from inner links, etc.

Personal information of the User is collected only upon prior permission from the User to collect and use certain information within these rules. Giving such permission, the User supplies such information voluntarily.

"Personal information" includes:

  • Information supplied by the user during registration at the Site, including the login, full name and e-mail.
  • When user registers on the Site, CDI collects additional information such as postal address and contact phone number;
  • Registered users also have an option to provide additional personal information such as their school of graduation within their profiles. Each user can control what information is recorded at their “Modify profile” page.

CDI never requires users to provide genetic data, biometric data, information revealing racial or ethnic origin of users, their political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, and data concerning their health or sex life or sexual orientation.

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 AND ANALYTICS
1. What are cookies?
“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your device by a web server when you access our Services. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to identify that you’ve logged in to the Services and to tell us how and when you interact with our Services. We may also use cookies to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Services and to customize and improve our Services. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted when you log off from the Services and close your browser. Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting cookies. Please note, however, that if you don’t accept cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Services. For example, you will be unable to participate any any of our online learning activities or exams if you do not have cookies enabled in your browser.
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.
5. Widgets
“Social Media Widgets” such as the Facebook “Like” button and LinkedIn (that might include widgets such as the share this button or other interactive miniprograms) may be on our Site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.
6. Analytics
We may also use Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to collect information regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics on some of our Services, and to develop website content. This analytics data is not tied to any Personal Information. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and Processing of data generated by your use of the Services by going to tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
6. Location Information
In some cases we may collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation or by accessing your mobile device’s GPS coordinates or coarse location if you enable location services on your device. We may use location information to improve and personalise our Services for you. If you do not want us to collect location information, you may disable that feature on your mobile device.
SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
CDI's Services may include publicly accessible blogs, forums, or private messaging features. The Site and our other Services may also contain links and interactive features with various social media platforms (e.g., widgets). If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Site or other Services. You should be aware that Personal Information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or otherwise online, or that you share in an open forum may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We are unable to control such uses of your information when interacting with a social media platform, and by using such services you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.
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.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We acquire, hold, use, and process Personal Information about Individuals for a variety of business purposes, including:

• Generally manage Individual information and Accounts
• Respond to questions, comments, and other requests
• Provide access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of CDI's Services
• Contact you to answer requests for customer support or technical support
• Allow you to register for events
YOUR CHOICES AND OPT-OUT
Users are free to select one-click opt-out possibility to unsubscribe from promotional and advertising communications. CDI will not further send promotional and advertising messages once objection is received from a user. This one-click subscription is not available for transactional messages that are generally required. To opt-out of communications connected to transactions, users shall deactivate their accounts.