Terms and Conditions
Version: 17 June 2023
International Anti Crime Academy Inc. | www.anti-crime-academy.us
These Terms and Conditions, referred to as the “Agreement,” establish a legally binding contract between International Anti Crime Academy Inc. (referred to as “IACA”), representing itself and its subsidiaries, and the individual using these IACA’s services (referred to as the “User”). By accessing any IACA website or enrolling in any training, product, and/or service provided by IACA, the User agrees to comply with the terms outlined in this Agreement.
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE USER TO THOROUGHLY READ AND UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT. THE AGREEMENT INCLUDES A MANDATORY PROVISION FOR THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES, WHICH NECESSITATES THE USE OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION TO SETTLE CONFLICTS RATHER THAN RELYING ON A TRIAL BY JURY OR PURSUING A CLASS ACTION.
In the event that the User is registering for IACA-provided training, products, or services that are being paid for by the User’s employer or another sponsoring organization (referred to as the “Sponsor”), and if there is a conflict or inconsistency between the provisions of this Agreement and any provisions of a previously agreed upon agreement between IACA and the Sponsor (referred to as the “Previous Agreement”), the provisions of the Previous Agreement will take precedence and prevail.
Criteria for eligibility
Prior to utilizing an IACA website or enrolling in and engaging in any training, product, or service provided by IACA, the User must consent to this Agreement. The User acknowledges that they are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement. If the User is below the age of 18 and/or lacks the legal capacity to consent to this Agreement, it is necessary for the User to seek the assistance of a legal guardian to review and consent to this Agreement on their behalf, allowing the User to access an IACA website or complete the registration and purchase of IACA-provided training, products, or services.
Live, Online and OnDemand
IACA offers comprehensive training of excellent quality through various formats, including live in-person sessions, live online sessions, and on-demand courses. The User’s participation in a training event or online training, whether it is live or on-demand, is subject to the obligations and requirements outlined in the IACA Training Policy. In the event that the User registers for IACA-provided training, they are bound by the terms and conditions stipulated in the IACA Training Policy, which can be accessed at https://www.anti-crime-academy.us/general-terms-conditions – located at the bottom of the page. This Policy is incorporated into this Agreement by reference and becomes an integral part thereof.
All courseware, certifications, and training materials provided by IACA are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. These materials consist of data, concepts, technology, and intellectual property that are owned, licensed, and proprietary to IACA. The User does not acquire any intellectual property rights to the courseware, certifications, and training materials. However, IACA grants the User a limited license, which is worldwide, non-transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and directly permits the use of such courseware, certifications, and training materials for non-commercial purposes only. The User is strictly prohibited from copying, reproducing, distributing, displaying, modifying, or creating derivative works based on all or any part of the courseware, certifications, and training materials, whether in printed, electronic, or any other medium, without the express written consent of IACA.
IACA ensures that its products and services are not intended for children under the age of 13. IACA does not knowingly collect any personal information from individuals under the age of 13, nor does it knowingly share such information with third parties. If IACA becomes aware that it has inadvertently received personal information from someone under the age of 13, appropriate measures will be taken to promptly delete such information from its records. If the User believes that IACA possesses personal information belonging to individuals under the age of 13, please contact IACA at email@example.com.
Anti-spam filters and email alerts
IACA acknowledges that it cannot be held liable for any instances where the User’s confirmation email is blocked by their spam filters. It is the sole responsibility of the User to ensure that their email account, associated with their registration, permits the receipt of emails from anti-crime-academy.us and anti-crime-academy.com. The User should take the necessary steps to adjust their email settings accordingly to ensure the successful delivery of important communication from anti-crime-academy.us and anti-crime-academy.com.
Payment conditions and taxation
In the event that the User registers for IACA-provided training, services, or products that involve a fee or other charges, the User agrees to comply with the pricing and payment terms established by IACA, which may be updated periodically. IACA reserves the right to introduce new training, products, or services with additional fees or charges, as well as modify the fees and charges associated with existing training, products, or services, at its sole discretion.
The User is required to provide accurate, complete, and up-to-date information when making a purchase or transaction. Any applicable taxes pertaining to such purchases or transactions from IACA are the sole responsibility of the User.
The User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold IACA and its employees, contractors, agents, officers, and directors harmless from any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, or debts, including attorney’s fees, arising from or relating to the following:
(1) The User’s participation in any training, services, or products provided by IACA, including the transmission or receipt of any data or content by the User. (2) The User’s violation of any terms stated in this Agreement. (3) The User’s infringement upon any third-party rights, including intellectual property rights. (4) The User’s violation of any applicable laws, rules, or regulations. (5) The submission of false, misleading, or inaccurate information by the User or in the User’s account. (6) Negligent or willful misconduct by the User.
The User acknowledges that they are solely responsible for any consequences resulting from the aforementioned actions or omissions, and agrees to indemnify and hold IACA harmless against any associated claims, damages, or liabilities.
Disclaimer of warranty
IACA explicitly disclaims all representations and warranties, whether oral or written, expressed, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability. Under no circumstances shall IACA be held liable for any incidental, indirect, consequential, exemplary, special, or punitive damages, whether reasonably foreseeable or not, and regardless of whether liability is based on agreement, tort, or any other legal theory.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IACA, ALONG WITH ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE TRAINING, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY IACA. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS.
Force majeure events
IACA shall not be held liable or accountable for any failure to fulfill or delay in fulfilling its obligations due to events beyond its reasonable control, commonly referred to as a “Force Majeure Event.” A Force Majeure Event encompasses any act, event, non-occurrence, omission, or accident that is beyond the reasonable control of IACA.
During the period in which a Force Majeure Event persists, IACA’s performance shall be deemed suspended, and IACA shall be granted an extension of time for fulfilling its obligations for the duration of said period. IACA will make reasonable efforts to bring the Force Majeure Event to a conclusion or to seek a resolution that allows the fulfillment of its obligations despite the occurrence of the Force Majeure Event.
Trade restrictions and export compliance
The training, products, and services provided by IACA are operated from facilities located in the United States of America (“U.S.A.”) and are subject to U.S.A. government regulations. It is the User’s responsibility to adhere to all relevant import and export regulations imposed by the government, including those of the U.S.A. The User is prohibited from purchasing or utilizing any IACA training, products, or services if they are a resident of a U.S.A. embargoed country or if they are an individual subject to U.S.A. government-imposed sanctions or listed as a denied person.
Applicable law and arbitration process
The User acknowledges and agrees that the participation in IACA-provided training, products, or services is deemed to be based solely in Miami, Florida, and that such participation does not establish personal jurisdiction over IACA in any other location except Miami, Florida. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida. Both parties hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts situated in Miami, Florida. The Parties explicitly exclude the application of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (“UCITA”), the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”), and any laws of any jurisdiction that would otherwise apply UCITA, CISG, or terms equivalent to UCITA or CISG to this Agreement.
If IACA and the User are unable to reach a resolution within 60 days, both parties agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding IACA’s claims for injunctive or equitable relief) arising from or related to this Agreement through binding arbitration in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The arbitration proceedings will be administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules. The arbitration shall be conducted in English.
ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN A PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. USER AGREES THAT BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, USER AND IACA ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND.
Any waiver by IACA of any provision or term of this Agreement shall not be deemed as a continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision. Furthermore, the failure of IACA to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not be considered as a waiver of that right or provision.
This Agreement represents the complete understanding and agreement between the parties regarding the use of an IACA website or IACA-provided training, products, or services. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall continue to be in full force and effect. This Agreement may only be amended by a written amendment signed by both parties.
IACA Training Policy
Version: 17 June 2023
International Anti Crime Academy Inc. | www.anti-crime-academy.us
The International Anti Crime Academy Inc (IACA) offers high-quality training in various formats, including live in-person, live online, or on-demand training. By enrolling in IACA-provided training, the individual using these IACA’s services (referred to as the “User”) agrees to abide by the following:
The User is expected to maintain a professional demeanor in any training, certification class or exam, or other IACA-hosted environment. The use of offensive, sexually harassing language, as well as abusive or threatening behavior directed towards IACA staff or other users, is not conducive to a productive learning environment. Any improper conduct may result in expulsion from any IACA-provided training, removal from the event venue, and/or forfeiture of registration and certification fees.
Use of IACA-Provided Internet:
If the User intends to use the Internet access provided by IACA during training, it is understood and agreed that the following actions are strictly prohibited:
Accessing, uploading, downloading, or distributing pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit material.
Transmitting obscene, abusive, or sexually explicit language.
Violating any local, state, or federal laws or regulations.
Accessing, downloading, or distributing information from websites advocating hate crimes or violence.
Vandalizing or damaging another individual’s or organization’s property.
Accessing another individual’s materials, information, or files without permission.
Using scanning or hacking exploit tools on public networks.
Violating any copyright or infringing upon the intellectual property rights of others.
IACA makes every effort to ensure that the scheduled delivery format (in-person and live online) will indeed be available on the event start date. However, should circumstances arise that require a change to either the format (i.e., changing from In-Person to Live Online) or instructor, IACA reserves the right to make those changes at any time. IACA will contact User if changes arise; however, IACA will not reimburse User for travel or other fees incurred due to a delivery format or instructor change.
IACA is entitled to:
Modify the course programs during the course, due to the reprogramming of examination requirements by external examination institutes and/or for the purpose of qualitative improvement.
Change the location and time schedule of the course.
Cancel a scheduled course start date in case of insufficient registrations or decline new registrations for an existing course. Registered Users will be notified in writing, and their obligations will be waived.
Reduce the number of course sessions for a course while maintaining the same price, with a maximum reduction of 25%.
Increase the group size in exceptional cases by up to 100%.
Conduct open-source research to screen (potential) users and refuse training to a group, entity, or individual, or exclude them from further participation.
All amounts are payable in advance and are due upon invoicing. Payment must be made on or before the due date specified on the invoice. The invoice will be issued promptly upon registration, and it carries a standard payment term of 30 days. The participant shall remain personally liable for the payment of the Training Fees in the event that their employer fails to make payment (timely). The User is not authorized to offset any amount from the invoiced sum on the grounds of a claimed counterclaim.
In case of non-payment by the due date, a reminder invoice will be issued, incurring an administrative fee of €10.00 per reminder after 30 days. After two payment reminders, the invoice will be referred to a collection agency, and all judicial and extrajudicial collection costs and interest will be borne by the User. Failure to make timely payment may result in the participant being denied access to IACA’s classes and exams. Non-attendance of classes and exams does not absolve the participant from the financial obligation to IACA.
In the event of non-payment, IACA reserves the right to unilaterally terminate an agreement with the User without prior notice, and to invoice and demand immediate payment of the original invoice amount from the User. In case of non-compliance or non-timely fulfillment of any obligation arising from the agreement by the User, in the event that the User files for suspension of payments, is declared bankrupt, decides to liquidate its business, or is subject to attachment, any outstanding claim of IACA against the User shall become immediately and fully due and payable. In such cases, IACA also has the right to cancel the ongoing agreement(s), to the extent not yet performed, without recourse to the court, and to reclaim the delivered but unpaid goods, without prejudice to its right to claim damages.
Once the User’s order for IACA-provided training has been authorized by IACA and course materials have been shipped or another authorization has been granted for IACA systems, it is important to note that the access to the training cannot be transferred to another user or account.
Cancellation of a Training by the User
Cancellation of a Training must be done in writing (registered mail). The date of the postmark serves as the notice period for the cancellation. The written confirmation from IACA serves as proof of the cancellation. The scheduled start date of the course is used as the reference point for handling the cancellation. The costs associated with User cancellation are as follows: $100 for cancellations more than 4 weeks before the start date, 50% of the total price for cancellations up to 14 days before the start, and 100% for cancellations within 14 days before or after the start of the Training. IACA has incurred additional expenses on behalf of the User, such as travel, accommodation expenses, or cancellation fees for an on-demand training, these costs will be claimed in addition to the previously mentioned cancellation fees.. The refund of the already paid course fee will be processed within 14 days. In case the User does not attend the course, there is no entitlement to any refund. Any claims of force majeure by the User (e.g., illness, indispensability in the company) do not exempt the User from fulfilling their financial obligations towards us. In the event of the User’s death or such exceptional circumstances that payment of the cancellation fees would be unreasonable or unfair, a written and motivated request can be submitted to IACA via firstname.lastname@example.org. IACA reserves the right to request written evidence. The cancellation fees are immediately due and payable.
User Comments and Course Evaluations
IACA asks users to complete an evaluation. Completing the evaluation is voluntary. If you complete an evaluation, you consent to IACA utilizing quotes from your evaluation for marketing and testimonial purposes, including the use of your name and employer/organization that you include on the evaluation. User is responsible for ensuring that User’s employer/organization allows you to include its name on the evaluation.
If you do not wish for IACA to utilize quotes from your evaluation, please indicate as such on the evaluation before turning it in to IACA. In addition, if at any time you wish to withdraw your consent to IACA’s use of quotes attributed to you and identifying your company/organization included on your evaluation, please write to email@example.com.