Across Oceans invite you to access of our services, but please note that your use is subject to your review and agreement with these Terms of Service. This document describes in detail your rights and our rights relating to the provision of the Service so please review these Terms carefully.
These pages, the content and infrastructure of these pages, and the online application service provided on these pages and through the website (the "service") are owned, operated and provided by Across Oceans Inc ("Across Oceans", “SA” "us", "we" or "our") and are provided for your personal, non-commercial use only, subject to the terms and conditions set out below.
Through the website Across Oceans and its partners provide an online platform through which schools, will be listed, and through which visitors to the website can apply. By making an application through Across Oceans, you don’t enter into a direct (legally binding) contractual relationship with the school at which you apply. From the point at which you make your application, we act solely as an intermediary between you and the school, transmitting the details of your application to the relevant school. Across Oceans is not necessarily a representative, in connection with or in affiliation with the Schools that can be displayed on the Across Oceans platform.
When rendering our services, the information that we disclose is based on the information provided to us by school websites. Although we will use reasonable skill and care in performing our services we will not verify if, and cannot guarantee that, all information is accurate, complete or correct, nor can we be held responsible for any errors, any interruptions (whether due to any (temporary and/or partial) breakdown, repair, upgrade or maintenance of our website or otherwise), inaccurate, misleading or untrue information or non-delivery of information. Our website does not constitute and should not be regarded as a recommendation or endorsement of the quality, service level, qualification or (star) rating of any school made available.
Our services are made available for personal and non-commercial use only. Therefore, you are not allowed to re-sell, deep-link, use, copy, monitor (e.g. spider, scrape), display, download or reproduce any content or information, software, products or services available on our website for any commercial or competitive activity or purpose.
All prices on the Across Oceans are calculated per person per year, unless stated differently on our website or email.
Sometimes lower prices are available for a specific program at a school, however, these prices made by schools may carry special restrictions and conditions.
The currency converter is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as accurate and real time; actual rates may vary.
Obvious errors and mistakes (including misprints) are not binding.
Our service is free except for the administration/registration fee. The administration fee is a non-refundable fee (subject to our acceptance guarantee) that is charged when submitting applications.
Our Acceptance Guarantee is an offer to students who meet the minimum requirements, as assessed by Across Oceans. In order to qualify, you must be a registered and fully paid student that meets the minimum requirements of the higher educational institution chosen. If you do not meet these requirements, you will not be automatically eligible for the Acceptance Guarantee.
In the event that you qualify for the Acceptance Guarantee and you are not accepted to a higher education institution, we will refund you the one-time administration fee you have paid to us in respect of our services. This is limited to only our administration fee and does not cover any other expenses, including any expenses required to make or prepare applications.
To the extent permitted by law, neither we nor any of our officers, directors, employees, representatives, subsidiaries, partner companies, licensees, agents or others involved in creating, sponsoring, promoting, or otherwise making available the site and its contents shall be liable for (i) any punitive, special, indirect or consequential loss or damages, any loss of production, loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of contract, loss of or damage to goodwill or reputation, loss of claim, (ii) any inaccuracy relating to the (descriptive) information (including prices, availability and ratings) of the school as made available on our website, (iii) the services rendered or the products offered by the school or other business partners, (iv) any (direct, indirect, consequential or punitive) damages, losses or costs suffered, incurred or paid by you, pursuant to, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use or delay of our website, or (v) any (personal) injury, death, property damage, or other (direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive) damages, losses or costs suffered, incurred or paid by you, whether due to (legal) acts, errors, breaches, (gross) negligence, willful misconduct, omissions, non-performance, misrepresentations, tort or strict liability by or (wholly or partly) attributable to the school or any of our other business partners (including any of their employees, directors, officers, agents, representatives or partners companies) whose products or service are (directly or indirectly) made available, offered or promoted on or through the website, including any (partial) cancellation, strike, force majeure or any other event beyond our control.
Whether the school you enroll with charges you (or has charged you, or we are facilitating the payment of the school fees, you agree and acknowledge that the school is at all times responsible for the collection, withholding, remittance and payment of the applicable taxes due on the total amount of the school fees to the relevant tax authorities. Across Oceans is not liable or responsible for the remittance, collection, withholding or payment of the relevant taxes due on the school fees to the relevant tax authorities.
By uploading content such as text or photos/images onto our system (for instance in addition to a review or personal account) you certify, warrant and agree that you own the copyright to the content and that you agree that Across Oceans may use the uploaded content on its (mobile) website and app, and in (online/offline) promotional materials and publications and as Across Oceans at its discretion sees fit. You are granting Across Oceans a non-exclusive, worldwide, unconditional, perpetual right and license to use, reproduce, display, have reproduced, distribute, sublicense, communicate and make available the content as Across Oceans at its discretion sees fit. By uploading this content the person uploading the content accepts full legal and moral responsibility of any and all legal claims that are made by any third parties (including, but not limited to, school owners) due to Across Oceans publishing and using this content. Across Oceans does not own or endorse the content that are uploaded. The truthfulness, validity and right to use of all content is assumed by the person who uploaded the content, and is not the responsibility of Across Oceans. Across Oceans disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content posted. The person who uploaded the content warrants that the content shall not contain any viruses, Trojan horses or infected files and shall not contain any pornographic, illegal, obscene, insulting, objectionable or inappropriate material and does not infringe any third party (intellectual property right, copyright or privacy) rights. Any content that does not meet the aforesaid criteria will not be posted and/or can be removed/deleted by Across Oceans at any time and without prior notice.
To the extent permitted by law, these terms and conditions and the provision of our services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss law and any dispute arising out of these general terms and conditions and our services shall exclusively be submitted to the competent courts in Zug, Switzerland.
The original English version of these terms and conditions may have been translated into other languages. The translated version is a courtesy and office translation only and you cannot derive any rights from the translated version. In the event of a dispute about the contents or interpretation of these terms and conditions or inconsistency or discrepancy between the English version and any other language version of these terms and conditions, the English language version to the extent permitted by law shall apply, prevail and be conclusive. The English version is available on our website (by selecting the English language) or shall be sent to you upon your written request.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is or becomes invalid, unenforceable or non-binding, you shall remain bound by all other provisions hereof. In such event, such invalid provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and you will at least agree to accept a similar effect as the invalid, unenforceable or non-binding provision, given the contents and purpose of these terms and conditions.