Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract

  Ammended on the 14th August 2015.

 

1.   Definitions: For the purposes of the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract, the following definitions apply:

 

“Client”: Any person who visits the website of InstantDegrees.com, contacts InstantDegrees.com by any means and or uses the services of InstantDegrees.com, henceforth, “client”.

“InstantDegrees.com”: the website http://www.instantdegrees.com, its owners, management, authorized officers, parent company and subsidiary companies and corporations, henceforth “InstantDegrees.com”.

“Institution”: Any legally formed and operating tertiary level academic institution contracting InstantDegrees.com to act as an authorized agent or intermediary for the purposes of processing confidential applications for the award of degrees or other certificates, henceforth “institution”.

“Award”: A degree or other certificate issued by a legally formed and operating tertiary level institution represented by InstantDegrees.com, henceforth “award”.

“Services”: Contracted confidential services performed by InstantDegrees.com on behalf of the Client in making an application to the Institution/s for an award to be bestowed upon the Client, henceforth “services”.

“Engaging our Services”: The act of the Client contracting InstantDegrees.com to act as an authorized agent or intermediary for the purposes of processing a confidential application for an award of a degree or other certificate from the Institution/s, “henceforth “engaging our services”.

“Person named on the Degree”: The person named on the award issued by the Institution/s, henceforth: the “person named on the degree”. The person named on the degree is also considered an associated person.

“Card Holder”: The person, whether living or corporate, named on the credit card used to pay for the services, henceforth, “the card holder”, the cardholder is also considered an associated person.

“Associated Person”: Any person, whether living or corporate, including the person named on the degree and the cardholder, who is involved in the procurement of the services of InstantDegrees.com either directly or indirectly. Any person, whether living or corporate, who aids, abets, assists, facilitates in any way or provides the means either directly or indirectly to publish, release or disseminate information in any way that breaches the Confidentiality Contract or which can be construed as breaching the Confidentiality Contract. An associated person includes but is not limited to the owner, operator, editor, publisher, host, Internet Service Provider, webmaster, administrator, moderator, website administrative contact, website technical contact, website billing contact of any means used to breach the Confidentiality Contract, henceforth “associated person”.

“Confidentiality Contract”: The legally binding contract, as defined in Paragraph 3, realised between the Client and InstantDegrees.com on the action of engaging our services which prevents the Client from disclosing any information to any third party in any way which may directly or indirectly permit a connection to be drawn between InstantDegrees.com and the Institution, henceforth “Confidentiality Contract”.

“Publish”: To make available to public access in a legible, audible or visual form information by any means, specifically including but not limited to, printed matter, books, magazines, journals, newspapers, television, radio, multimedia, Internet, websites, Chat Rooms, Newsgroups, Forums, Usenet, telephone, mobile telephone, Wireless Access Protocol, FAX (facsimile transmissions) or emails, henceforth, “publish”.

“Publication”: The act of publishing or the means of publishing, henceforth, “publication”.

“Retro-Active Graduation”: The dating of an award in the past no earlier than the first day of August 1994, at the Client’s request, and subject to the Client’s legal declaration, henceforth, “retro-active graduation”.

“Legal Declaration”: The declaration made by the Client automatically on engaging our services that he or she has read, understands and agrees to be bound by the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract, henceforth “legal declaration”.

“Act of Bad Faith”: Any deliberate act by the Client to mislead InstantDegrees.com at any time during the making of a purchase. Any deliberate act by the Client that does not comply with the terms of the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract, henceforth “act of bad faith”.

“Surety Bond”: A risk transfer mechanism that guarantees the fulfillment of a legal obligation by parties involved in a contract, henceforth, “surety bond”.

“Surety Company”: A company that underwrites a contract through the issue of a Surety Bond, henceforth, “surety company”.

 

2.    Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy and Disclaimer

In no event shall InstantDegrees.com be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special and exemplary damages, or any damages whatsoever, arising from the use, misuse, (or inability to use) or performance of this web site or services provided or offered by any means, even if InstantDegrees.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Although InstantDegrees.com goes to extraordinary lengths and takes all reasonable steps to safeguard the confidentiality of its services, the Client agrees to indemnify and hold InstantDegrees.com harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by the Client or any third party due to or arising out any breach of the Confidentiality Contract by the Client, by any associated person or by any third party. 

The services provided to the Client by InstantDegrees.com may contain errors. While InstantDegrees.com does its best to maintain all services and will correct typographical errors due to its own negligence or that of represented Institutions, it cannot be held responsible for any errors, defects, lost profits, or other consequential damages arising from the use, misuse, (or inability to use) any documents or products provided or performance of any services offered or provided. The Client certifies any information submitted by the Client to be free from typographical errors and misspellings. The Client agrees to indemnify and hold InstantDegrees.com harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by the Client or any third party due to or arising out of the Client’s use of, misuse of, (or inability to use) this web site, awards, documents, products, or services through InstantDegrees.com, and any violation of these terms and conditions by the Client or any associated person working in conjunction with the Client. 

InstantDegrees.com reserves the right to terminate any services, nullify or void any documents provided to the Client, or transactions with the Client at any time or for any reason, with or without notice should the Client violate this accepted use policy. Once terminated, the Client agrees not to use or display any documents, information, or products in any fashion and to return the award and all ancillary documentation to the Institution. Once an order has been cancelled InstantDegrees.com reserves the right to apply a surcharge equivalent to one half the purchasing cost if printing has already been started by the Institution and then stopped as to the customers request. If services have been completely rendered and are awaiting shipment or are in transit to InstantDegrees.com for onward shipping, the ONLY refund that can then be offered will be the shipping cost. 

The Client certifies and warrants on pain of perjury that all the following are true: 

The Client is aged 21 or more, the person named on the degree is a real, living person aged 21 or more and, in the case of Retro-Active Graduation requests, was aged 21 or more on date of the Retro-Active Graduation and had the relevant life experience, work experience or formal study to qualify for the award at that time.

In cases where the Client is engaging our services for another party, the Client confirms that he or she has the written consent to do so of the person named on the degree.

The Client has a full command of the English language.

The person named on the degree has a full command of the English language.

The Client declares that the person named on the degree has relevant life experience, work experience or formal study in the subject chosen. For an Associate degree the Client declares that the person named on the degree has at least two years relevant life experience, work experience or formal study. The Client has no criteria for satisfaction other than the degree being legally granted.

Associate Degree:  the Client declares that the person named on the degree has at least TWO years relevant life experience, work experience or formal study.

Bachelor Degree the Client declares that the person named on the degree has at least THREE years relevant life experience, work experience or formal study.

Master Degree the Client declares that the person named on the degree has at least FOUR years relevant life experience, work experience or formal study.

Doctorate Degree the Client declares that the person named on the degree has at least SIX years relevant life experience, work experience or formal study.

Professorship or Fellowship the Client declares that the person named on the degree has at least TEN years relevant life experience, work experience or formal study.

The submission of a false declaration of relevant life experience, work experience or formal study will be deemed an act of bad faith.

The Client has read and understands the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract sections of this website.

The Client has read, understands and agrees to be legally bound by all the clauses of the Confidentiality Contract.

The Client understands that any degree obtained through InstantDegrees.com will most probably come from an Institution outside the Client’s own Jurisdiction and that the Client cannot, in any circumstances, specify the actual Institution nor specific geographic location of any Institution.

In the event that the Client engages our services, those services are engaged in good faith with the intention of obeying and respecting the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract, as outlined in this website. Any act by the Client not compliant with the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract will be deemed an act of bad faith.

The Client and any associated person reject absolutely the use of “public interest” or any similar concept as a defense for any Breach of Contract or act of bad faith.

The Client and any associated person will appear promptly, in person, in a court or tribunal designated by InstantDegrees.com to answer charges related to breaches of the Confidentiality Contract or acts of bad faith. The Client and any associated person will not attempt to evade appearance in court or tribunal to answer charges related to breaches of the Confidentiality Contract or acts of bad faith and specifically refute any protection against extradition from any Jurisdiction named in this agreement.

The Client understands that it is illegal to request a degree from any Institution not represented by InstantDegrees.com.

The Client understands that it is illegal to request a degree dated in the future.

The Client has checked diligently with local legislation in the Jurisdiction of residence and the intended Jurisdiction of use of the award that the possession and use of a foreign, unaccredited or privately accredited degree conforms with local legislation.

The Client undertakes to check diligently the local legislation of any future Jurisdiction in which it is intended to use the award. 

Neither the Client nor any associated person is impersonating another person.

Neither the Client nor any associated person is going to use any information, documents, or products obtained through InstantDegrees.com to commit a crime or deceive authorities.

Neither the Client nor any associated person is going to copy or duplicate any documents obtained through InstantDegrees.com in any way.

Neither the Client nor any associated person is a journalist or media professional acting in that capacity. Neither the Client nor any associated person is going to obtain an award or awards through InstantDegrees.com to publish a news story or article of any sort in any media whatsoever, specifically including but not limited to printed matter, books, magazines, journals, newspapers, television, radio, multimedia, Internet, websites, Chat Rooms, Newsgroups, Forums, Usenet, telephone, mobile telephone, Wireless Access Protocol, FAX (facsimile transmissions) or emails.

Neither the Client nor any associated person is a law enforcement officer or investigator acting in that capacity, nor acting on behalf of a law enforcement agency. Neither the Client nor any associated person is obtaining documents or products to use as evidence in any type of civil or criminal investigation.

In the event that Apostille, Legalization, or Notarization is desired to support the degree or award document, then the Client undertakes to use only the Approved services provided by the experts at http://www.apostille.com . The Client understands that any attempt to acquire Apostille, Legalization or Notarization through any other source will lead to automatic invalidation of the document without recompense or recourse. 

All documents obtained through InstantDegrees.com are for the Client’s personal use.

The Client, the person named on the award and all associated persons agree to be bound by the terms of the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract.

The Client, the person named on the award and all associated persons agree not to name any person associated with InstantDegrees.com (regardless of the form of that association), nor publish the name, address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, FAX (facsimile) or email address of any person, corporate body or Institution associated with InstantDegrees.com (regardless of the form of that association).

3.      Confidentiality Contract

Confidentiality

By engaging our services, the Client and any associated person agree to be irrevocably bound by this Confidentiality Contract.

The Client and any associated person agree in perpetuity never to reveal by act or omission of action, directly or indirectly, information that could draw or could be construed as drawing a connection between InstantDegrees.com and the Institution by any means. This includes, but is not limited to publication in printed matter, books, magazines, journals, newspapers, television, radio, multimedia, Internet, websites, Chat Rooms, Newsgroups, Forums, Usenet, telephone, mobile telephone, Wireless Access Protocol, FAX (facsimile transmissions) or emails.

In the event that the Client or any associated person reveals by act or omission of action, directly or indirectly, information that could draw or could be construed as drawing a connection between InstantDegrees.com and the Institution by any means, including but is limited to information published in printed matter, books, magazines, journals, newspapers, television, radio, multimedia, Internet, websites, Chat Rooms, Newsgroups, Forums, Usenet, telephone, mobile telephone, Wireless Access Protocol, FAX (facsimile transmissions) or emails, then they shall be guilty of Breach of Contract according to the terms of this Confidentiality Contract.

4.    Privacy

Instantdegrees.com agrees to maintain confidential all information pertaining to the Client and the person named on the degree and not to sell, rent or otherwise disclose any such information. 

In the event of a Breach of Contact, the Client, person named on the degree and any associated person forfeits all rights to privacy and specifically authorises InstantDegrees.com to disclose any confidential information in its files to the Surety Company and any third party deemed appropriate by the management of InstantDegrees.com.

5.   Penalties

In the event that the Client or any associated person breaches or causes to be breached the Confidentiality Contract, they shall be liable and agree jointly and severally to pay restitution to InstantDegrees.com, on demand, the sum of $100,000 U.S. (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) for Breach of Contract.

Any act of bad faith by the Client in not obeying and respecting the Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, Disclaimer and Confidentiality Contract, as outlined in this website will be deemed to be an act of bad faith. Any Client deemed guilty of an act of bad faith, agrees to pay restitution to InstantDegrees.com, on demand, the sum of $100,000 U.S. (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) for an act of bad faith.

6.   Surety Bond

It shall be the responsibility of InstantDegrees.com to maintain a valid Surety Bond of a minimum value of $100,000 that shall be payable, in equal shares to InstantDegrees.com and the Institution, in the case that the Confidentiality Contract is breached in any way. In the event of a breach of the Confidentiality Contract, InstantDegrees.com shall make any and all information in its files about the associated persons responsible for the breach available to the Surety Company.

7.   Jurisdictions

This Confidentiality Contract is deemed to be interpreted and enforceable in the first instance according to the Laws and Statutes of Gibraltar, in the second instance according to the Laws and Statutes of the Jurisdiction of the billing address of the credit card used to make a purchase from our sponsor and in the third instance according to the Laws and Statutes of the Jurisdiction of residence of the Client and of any associated person and in the fourth instance according to the Laws and Statutes of any Jurisdiction to which the Client or any associated person should subsequently flee.

Specifically, the Jurisdictions covered by this Confidentiality Contract include, but are not limited to, the following Jurisdictions, which for the purposes of this Confidentiality Contract shall be deemed to include any and all colonies, protectorates, dependent territories, autonomous regions, semi-autonomous regions, commonwealths, states, provinces, administrative regions, administrative sub-divisions or holdings normally considered as belonging to that Jurisdiction as well as any military or civil aircraft in international airspace or military or civilian vessel in international waters registered in and flying the flag of that Jurisdiction.

United States of America

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Azores

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Borneo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Indian Ocean Territories

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)

Burundi

Cameroon

Cambodia (Kampuchea)

Canada

Canary Islands

Cape Verde Islands

Cayman Island

Central African Rep

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

Colombia

Comoros Islands

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritria

Estonia

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fed Rep Yugoslavia

Fiji

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Fyro Macedonia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Korea

Kuwait

Kyrgyz Stan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar (Burma)

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn Island

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Korea

Reunion Island

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Barthelemy

Saint Croix

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia Northern Region

Somalia Southern Region

South Africa

South Sandwich Islands

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uruguay

USA

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Vietnam

Virgin Islands

Wallis and Futuna Islands

Western Sahara

Western Samoa

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

8.   InstantDegrees.com reserves the right to change or modify this Confidentiality Contract at any time, without reference to the client, and the Client agrees to be bound by those changes or modifications provided the changes or modifications are made with the intent of strengthening or clarifying the Confidentiality Contract.

 


      

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