CONDITIONS OF POSTGRADUATE COURSES
The careful study and acceptance of all the terms below constitutes a prerequisite for the participation of the student in the online postgraduate courses of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (hereby referred to as the “Academy”), which are described below, as well as for the use of the relevant electronic platform.
1. CONTENT OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM
Within the context of its training activity, the Academy provides online postgraduate courses in the area of Classical Homeopathy, which are exclusively based on the tutoring of Professor George Vithoulkas. In order to achieve the aforementioned aim, the Academy has created a special “Training Internet Site” (e-learning platform), https://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr which can offer remote access to parties who are interested in participating in the aforementioned postgraduate courses from any country in the world.
2. RIGHTS OF THE STUDENTS
The student shall have the following rights:
- To watch each lecture for up to two times, whenever they wish, within the time period of 3 months, for which the postgraduate course will be available (upon the expiration, the videos will be secured and they will not have access to them any more),
- To have access to the books of the Professor George Vithoulkas with the option to search words or phrases through the address https://www.vithoulkas.com//learning-tools/searching-books/
- To have online access via the Website (portal) www.vithoulkas.com, to the Organon of S. Hahnemann, the online “Materia Medica” (Kent, Boericke, Allen, Farrington, Dunham, Nash ), as well as to the articles of Professor George Vithoulkas.
3. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATION
In order to participate in the program the Student must be supplied with a Personal computer with at least:
‐ Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or better (Core-i3 or better recommended)
‐ 1 GB of RAM (4 GB Recommended)
‐ 1280x720 pixel screen or larger
‐ Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari Browser
‐ Internet connection with at least 1Mbps of stable download speed/rate. (4Mbps recommended)
The E-learning platform is supported on Windows (version 7 or later), Mac (Mac OS X 10.8 or later), iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad - iOS 8 or later) and Android Devices (Android 4.4 or later).
The student hereby acknowledges that any personal computers to be used during the participation in the program comply with the abovementioned technical specifications and therefore the Academy bears no liability for any malfunction, during the use of the Platform.
4. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
The student shall fill in a registration form on line in the address https://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr/member/register , by providing a series of information that help in the creation of their personal profile. All of the required fields must be filled, before the acceptance of the registration. After the submission of the form, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant and to the administrator of the platform.
After registration the student will receive a message with payment information about the postgraduate course. Through the link in that message the user will be automatically redirected to the PayPal system of electronic transactions (https://www.paypal.com ), where they can pay off the cost of their registration. Alternatively, students have the possibility to pay via bank wire transfer. The registration and admission of the student to the course will be confirmed with the consent of the administrator, in order to avoid the registration of any malicious users and only after the payment procedure has been completed. The time the material becomes available commences as soon as the Academy receives the payment.
5. TUITION FEES - CONDITIONS OF THE PARTICIPATION TERMS
The Tuition Fees for the Postgraduate Courses are announced on the E-learning website https://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr
After the completion of the online postgraduate course students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
The E-learning Course offered by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy contains all the necessary knowledge to provide a solid foundation towards becoming a good homeopath. So, our Certificate of Attendance certifies knowledge but does not automatically give one the right to practice homeopathy. Students must comply with the laws and regulations of their respective country. As these laws vary around the world, the responsibility for that research falls to the interested student.
Support to the user before their registration will be offered through the email firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as through telephone or Skype for issues that cannot be resolved through electronic mail. Support to the user after their registration will be offered through email. Answers to e-mails will be given the next business day and within 24 hours from the e-mail delivery of the user (apart from Saturdays, Sundays and official holidays), whereas telephone or Skype support will be provided from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 Greek Time. (apart from official holidays).
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The total of the content of our website constitutes the object of the intellectual property of Professor George Vithoulkas and is protected - governed by national, European Union, as well as international laws regarding the protection of the Intellectual Property Rights. Therefore, it is expressly forbidden to reproduce, republish, copy, save, sale, transmit, distribute, publish, execute, download, translate, amend in any way, either partially or in summary, the total of the content of the specific website, without the prior written consent of Professor George Vithoulkas and only to the extent that it is necessary for the facilitation of the needs of that specific program. It is noted that any violation of the aforementioned rules, according to the applicable legislation, brings in a series of serious penalties. In case of breach of the aforementioned obligations/terms the student agrees and accepts to compensate the Academy with the sum of one hundred thousand (100.000,00) Euros as a reasonable and fair penalty. In this case the Academy retains the right to seek further compensation for any actual damage or loss, as well for its moral harm in the competent courts.
8. TERMS OF PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The administration and protection of the personal data of the visitor-user-student of the website is subject to the terms of the present, as well as of the relevant provisions of the national laws, the European Union laws, as well as the international laws, regarding the protection of the person from the administration of their personal data, as they apply and are in force each time.
Due to the fact that the students will monitor real cases of patients, they are hereby bound by the limitations deriving from the medical code of ethics that applies to doctors, as well as by the medical confidentiality clause, concerning facts that became known to them during practicing medicine. Moreover, it is expressly forbidden for students to make any publication, either oral, or written or electronic, in reference to the respective personal data of patients. The compliance to the data protection clauses of this contract is extremely important to the Academy, directly relating to its reputation and credibility. Therefore Students acknowledge and accept that any breach of those substantial clauses will lead to (a) the eligibility of a penal clause equal to 50,000 euros (b) the obligation to pay compensation for any actual or consequential damage or loss, as well as for moral harm, that the Academy or any third party may suffer as a result of the aforementioned violation of the student-user.
Within the context of respect for the rules of science and the right to dignity and the non-offending of the personality, any insults, personal attacks and, in general, any violating behavior of the users of the program are not allowed in the forum. In case of breach, the Academy, in its full discretion, is entitled to immediately interrupt the access of the student-user to the electronic platform.
9. TERMINATION RIGHTS
In case provisions 7 and 8 of present agreement is not to be followed in practice or breached, directly or indirectly, this will be held as consisting a severe breach of the agreement and will result in immediate termination thereof as well as the provision of services in any other form, digital, printed or other, on behalf of the Academy. The software of the e-learning platform may not be reverse engineered, decompiled, disassembled, hacked, exploited and its content should not be recorded, through analog, digital or other, as effective, means. Any attempt or action in the direction of copyright infringement is to be held as an act, harmful to the interests of the Academy. Moreover, equipment, tools and software used so as to prepare the aforementioned acts will be considered a breach of present agreement and will be treated as an infringement. The termination is to be notified in written form, is to have an immediate effect and will not cause any obligation for a refund of fees for services or products. In case there is either an obligation or a legal right thereto, the Academy is to provide any help needed to judicial or police authorities. Restitution of damages of the Academy or third parties, as well as prosecution of people and persons involved in criminal activities, is to follow according to provisions 7 and 8, as well as the provisions in force in applicable i.e. Greek law.
10. EFFECT OF INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE PROVISIONS
If any provision of this contract is held by any court or other competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, this contract shall continue to be valid as to its other provisions and the remainder of the affected provision, unless it can be concluded from the circumstances that, in the absence of the provision found to be null and void, the Parties would not have concluded this contract. The Parties shall use all reasonable efforts to replace all provisions found to be null and void by provisions that are valid under the applicable law and come closest to their original intention.
11. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This contract sets out the entire agreement between the Parties. Neither party has entered into this contract in reliance upon any representation, warranty or undertaking of the other party that is not expressly set out or referred to in this contract. This Article shall not exclude any liability for fraudulent misrepresentation. This contract may not be varied except by an agreement of the Parties in writing.
12. APPLICABLE LAW - JURISDICTION
The aforementioned terms and conditions of use of the specific training program, as well as any amendment to them, are governed and construed in accordance with Greek Law, which has exclusive jurisdiction. In case any term of the present agreement becomes inconsistent with the law, it shall be automatically annulled and removed from the present, whereas the validity of the remaining terms shall by no means be affected. As regards any dispute or disagreement or disputation that may rise during the construction and/or the performance of the present agreement, the Contracting Parties will attempt to reach an amicable settlement. In case the Contracting Parties fail to reach an amicable settlement, according to the above, then the exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of the dispute or the disagreement or the disputation shall belong to the Greek Courts of Athens. The present constitutes the full agreement between the Academy and the visitor-user-student, which is equally binding to both of them. No amendment of these terms shall be taken into consideration and shall constitute a part of the present agreement, unless it has been previously formulated in writing and integrated to it.
In the event of student registration cancellation at any point, the already paid fees are not refundable.
14. CONTRACT ACCEPTANCE
I declare that I read carefully, understood and accept the present agreement. It is further understood and agreed that this agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous verbal and written agreements and may not be modified without the written agreement of the student and the Academy. I also understand that if I breach any provision of the present agreement I will be responsible for the payment of any collection fees or attorney fees incurred by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. I agree to conduct myself in a professional and courteous manner during my participation to the course. I agree to comply promptly and fully with the rules, regulations and policies of the Academy. Failure to comply with any terms of this agreement shall automatically terminate my right to attend further training. The Academy reserves the right to change the curriculum and staff as necessary. I also declare that the conclusion of the registration process through the internet site of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy indicates/approves that I have read and understood clearly all the provisions/terms of the present agreement and that I entirely recognize my legal responsibilities in regard to this contract.