Terms and conditions. This is the website of Central Business School whose primary address is:
Milton Keynes Business Centre,
All contracts for the provision of services by Central Business School shall be deemed to incorporate the terms and conditions set out below , which shall prevail over any other terms from the client.
For the purpose of clarification, the contracting parties shall be Central Business School (as the provider of the services) and either you or your employing organisation (as the procurer of the services). The name of the contracting entity (you or your employer) shall be clearly stated on the booking form. You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for your reference.
1.1 Central Business School grants you a non-exclusive licence to use this website upon the following Terms and Conditions:
1.1.1 Central Business School may terminate this licence at any time without notice; and
1.1.2 your access and/or use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions which apply to all pages on the Website and for all entry points into the Website.
2.1 All rights including those in copyright in the content of the Website are owned by, licensed to or controlled for these purposes by Central Business School (“the Content”). The Content includes, but is not limited to, the Website’s design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. It is protected by intellectual property laws including, but not limited to, copyright. Accordingly, the Content may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own private non-commercial use. Any other use requires written permission from Central Business School .
2.2 The re-distribution, re-publication, or otherwise making available of the Content of the Website to third parties without the prior written consent of Central Business School is prohibited.
2.3 Without limiting the foregoing, no part of the Website may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose, reproduced, transmitted or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
2.4 Unauthorised use of the Website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
3.1 Central Business School makes no warranty, express or implied, or representation whatsoever regarding the Website or the Content or any advertising, services or products provided through or in connection with the Website.
3.2 Central Business School does not guarantee that use of the Website will be compatible with all hardware and software which may be used by visitors to the site.
3.3 Except as set out in clause 3.4, Central Business School shall be under no liability to you whatsoever whether in contract, tort, (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise for any injury, death, damage or direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss) howsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website, or the use, accessing, downloading or relying on any information or other materials contained in this website, including, without limitation, any such loss arising as a result of any computer virus or any other malicious computer code.
3.4 These Terms and Conditions do not exclude Central Business School ‘s liability (if any) to you for personal injury or death resulting from Central Business School’s negligence, for fraud or for any matter which it would be illegal for Central Business School to exclude or to attempt to exclude its liability
4.1 The information on the Website is given in good faith and for general information and interest only. It is subject to change without notice. Central Business School is not responsible for any inaccuracies and (except as set out in clause 3.4) makes no representation and gives no warranty as to its accuracy.
4.2 The information on the Website should not be relied on and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation. By using the Website you confirm that you have not relied on the Content as such. Any arrangements made between you and any third party named or referred to on the Website are entirely at your sole risk and responsibility.
4.3 Nothing on the Website is intended to be nor should be construed as an offer to enter into a contractual relationship.
4.4 Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. Central Business School reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start or complete a course, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.
5.1 Central Business School will take all reasonable steps to provide the course for which you have enrolled. It does not guarantee to do so -and reserves the right to amalgamate, consolidate or cancel courses and alter the programme details and fees. Central Business School does not accept responsibility for the action of other agencies or for circumstances beyond the control of Central Business School, which may interfere with the ability of Central Business School to provide educational services, but it will take reasonable steps to prevent or minimise disruption to those services.
6.1 Central Business School will take reasonable steps to bring any substantial changes to the information on this website (including any changes to these Terms and Conditions) to the attention of visitors to the website and in particular to all students before they enrol. You are advised to check these Terms and Conditions from time to time.
7.1 The Website contains links to other websites. Any Content downloaded or otherwise obtained form the Website is obtained at your own risk and you shall be solely responsible and liable for the consequences arising there from. Central Business School accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of other websites which are not under the strict control of Central Business School. Any link is not intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by Central Business School of that other website.
7.2 You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without Central Business School’s prior written consent.
8.1 Central Business School does not warrant that the Website or access to it will be error-free or that the Website or the servers that make it available will be free of viruses or bugs.
9.1 You agree not to:
9.1.1 disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the Website, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Website or affiliated or linked websites;
9.1.2 disrupt or interfere with any other user’s enjoyment of the Website or affiliated or linked websites; and
9.1.3 transmit through Website spam, chain letters, junk mail or any other type of unsolicited mass email to people or entities who have not agreed to be part of such mailing.
9.1.4 You agree that you will not upload or attempt to upload, post or otherwise transmit on the Website any Content of any sort including without limitation any defamatory, obscene or unlawful content or content which would otherwise infringe any third party rights or be likely to cause offence.
9.2 You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Central Business School for any breach by you of these obligations as set out under this Clause 9.
10.1 Central Business School may ask you to provide certain personal information when you use the Website. We will not use this for any other purpose without your permission
10.2 Under the Data Protection Act 1988, you may request details of the personal information that Central Business School holds about you. If you want to make such a request, or if you believe that any information that Central Business School holds about you it incorrect or incomplete, you should email support /at centraleduc.com
10.3 Central Business School strives to protect the security of information which you provide to Central Business School, and will use up-to-date measures to provide such security.
10.4 The Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Central Business School has no control over such third party websites and accordingly cannot be responsible for the protection of any personal information that you may provide while visiting such websites.
11.1 A refund is the repayment of fees already received by the Central Business School.
11.2 Students, or their sponsors, are entitled to automatic full refunds where the Central Business School cancels a course, for which they had enrolled and paid fees. All refunds should be made within ten working days of the decision to close a class.
11.3 If you buy books from Central Business School directly: There is a seven day refund opportunity. If you buy downloadable products or access our VLE there is not normally any refund as these items are immediately “consumed” by you.
11.4 If you enrol on a CIPS or CMI diploma there is a 15 day refund period. This means Central Business School will give you a full refund less any costs we may have incurred on your behalf such as registration fees.
11.5 Refunds may also be made to students in the following situation:
Where a student’s complaint is upheld by Central Business School or a relevant agency (e.g. the CIPS ), or subsequent litigation results in a Court Order to refund all or part of a fee.
Where Central Business School has removed you from the CIPS management fee service you will be entitled to a refund of the unused portion of the fee (see section 16 Booking errors).
If you are seeking a refund, please write to the financial controller with the reasons for your request.
12.1 The registration form should be completed and submitted to Central Business School. Central Business School will then review your registration and, subject to deciding the course is right for you, send you email confirmation of your acceptance onto the course.
13.1 Central Business School will send you an invoice with your acceptance on the course. We ask for payment to be made before the course starts. Unfortunately we are unable to manage CIPS fees on our client’s behalf without receiving advance payment. Clients may pay by the unit or monthly only with prior agreement from Central Business School. If a client fails to complete the full level of five units which they have signed up for then, we regret they will not be entitled to refund.
The Guaranteed Pass Scheme is a way of ensuring clients have the ability and confidence to pass first time and within the time frame of 40 taught weeks with Central Business School. Our experience shows that clients who follow the Central Business School training programme and conduct regular study aside from the sessions have a very high chance of passing their examinations.
All eligible clients enrolled with us on this programme will be given one additional free class based or distance based tuition for each module they were unsuccessful with if, in the unlikely event, they fail their examinations or if circumstances mean they are unable to complete the course in 40 weeks. The Guaranteed Pass Scheme comprises of our classroom courses and revision courses. It does not apply to clients undertaking home study classes.
14.1 The limitations on the guarantee are-
14.1 i Clients eligible for the pass guarantee are those who have demonstrated a commitment to study as evidenced in them attending 90% of teaching sessions and submitting 90% of homework assignments.
14.1 ii Clients eligible to qualify for the pass guarantee are those who have not completed the course in 40 taught weeks but return to continue to study within six months.
14.1 iii Clients who have not completed the course within 40 taught weeks but wish to take a break of more than six months from their studies require the written consent of Central Business School in order to be eligible for the pass guarantee.
14.1 iv Clients who have not completed their studies in 40 weeks but return under the pass guarantee scheme and then take a further break in their studies will not be eligible for continued free tuition under the pass guarantee.
1.4.1 v Clients who opting for home study will not be entitled to continued free individual tutorials during the pass guarantee period.
1.5 Central Business School will not manage CIPS payments for clients
14.2 Continued support under the pass guarantee is provided on the basis.
14.2 i Where it is not viable to run classes attended by clients who are present under the pass guarantee scheme (for reasons of finance or class size restrictions or any other reason as determined by Central Business School) those clients shall be directed to attend classes at different locations and /or at different times as required by Central Business School.
14.2 ii Where places are not available at other locations clients attending classes under the pass guarantee will have access to the online materials
14.2 iii Clients attending classes under the pass guarantee shall not block places for new clients. Where new clients wish to join classes clients attending under the pass guarantee scheme shall give up their places as directed to do so by Central Business School.
14.2 iv Where classes are full clients eligibility for free tuition under the pass guarantee scheme shall be deferred.
14.2 v Clients continued eligibility for free tuition under the pass guarantee requires that during the guarantee period they demonstrate sufficient commitment to the course as evidenced by more than 85% of attendance at sessions.
14.2 vi Clients continued eligibility for free tuition under the pass guarantee requires they demonstrate sufficient commitment to the course as evidenced by submitting at least 85% of set homework tasks.
14.2 vii Any decisions over eligibility or continued eligibility for free tuition under the ‘pass guarantee’ shall be entirely made by Central Business School.
15.1 When you pay by instalments, you are committing to your whole course and to paying the entire course fees. You will make your first payment on enrolment. You will then make your remaining payments on a rolling basis, every 30 days from the date of initial enrolment. The number of instalments will vary depending on the course; this is identified on course information at the time of enrolment.
You are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information you submit within your booking in particular, with regards to your CIPS membership number and any other information required for bookings we make on your behalf. You warrant to indemnify and hold harmless Central Business School in respect to any errors made by them regarding ordering books arranging CIPS membership and exam booking ( the CIPS fees management service ) and their subsequent consequences.
Central Business School reserves the right at any time and entirely at its discretion to refuse to include or to remove parties from the CIPS fees management service provided it gives one weeks notice. Where payment for the CIPS fees management service has already been made you will be entitled to a refund for the unused portion of that payment and the unused portion of the administration fee.
All materials (“Central Business School Materials”) provided for the tuition services including graphics, session slides, text products, digital products, software, audio and design are owned by Central Business School , or other third-party providers such as CIPS. No content in whole or in part of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, shared, disseminated, uploaded, posted, displayed, linked to or used in any way without the prior written permission of Central Business School. Any such use is strictly prohibited and will constitute an infringement of the copy right and other intellectual property rights of Central Business School, or in the case of material licensed to Central Business School the owner of such materials.
Central Business School is a registered ‘data processor’ with the UK’s Information Commissioner and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 for the processing and storage of customer’s personal data. Your personal data will not be used for any purpose other than to deliver the tuition services and any additional services you have requested.The data will not be disclosed to any external sources other than CIPS without your written consent (unless there is a legal obligation to do so).
The information within your booking will be retained by Central Business School on a secure database and in secure cabinets. Please inform us in writing if you wish to have your personal data removed and/or to exercise your ‘right to be forgotten’. For further information please refer to Central Business School’s full Privacy Statement. A copy of which is available on our website
It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the content and timing of the tuition services including the entire programme, individual workshops, the speakers, the date or the venue. In the unlikely event that we cancel the whole programme we will automatically make a full refund, but hereby disclaim any further liability for any losses, consequential or otherwise.
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any jurisdiction in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and Conditions and the resultant Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
Central Business School is controlled and operates from its offices in England. The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity in all aspects whatsoever of these Terms and Conditions or of any term of these Terms and Conditions or any dispute in relation to the materials contained in this website shall be governed by English law. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions oruse of our services..