The website www.VSB.org.in and mobile apps (collectively the “Platform”) and the information, services and other materials contained therein are provided and operated by VSB Education Private Limited (referred to as “we”, “us” or “ VSB”). VSB offers curated and specially designed higher education and industry relevant diploma and certification programs online (“Programs”).
Please note that the use of the Platform and Programs constitutes an unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms. Although you may "bookmark" a particular portion of the Platform and thereby bypass these Terms, your use of the Platform still binds you to these Terms.
We may change these Terms from time to time without prior notice. You should review this page regularly. Your continued use of the Platform and Programs after changes have been made will be taken to indicate that you have read and accepted those changes. You should not use the Platform or Programs if you are not happy with any changes to these Terms.
VSB makes no representations that the Platform operates (or are legally permitted to operate) in all geographic areas, or that the Platform, or information, services or products offered through the Platform are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Accessing the Platform from territories where the Platform, or any content or functionality of the Platform or portions thereof is illegal, is expressly prohibited. If you choose to access the Platform, you agree and acknowledge that you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk and that you are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
User Conduct Policy
Whether you have enrolled for a Program or simply browsing the Platform, once you have accessed the Platform or Programs, you shall be considered a ‘user’ for the purpose of these Terms. You are responsible for all your activities in connection with the use of the Platform and Programs. You hereby agree to fully comply with all applicable local, provincial, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with such use. You shall not resort to any unethical practices while using the Platform.
Without limitation, you will not post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation or other "phishing", "pharming" or "whaling" message designed or intended to obtain password, account, personal information, confidential information or private information from any user of the Platform or any other third party whatsoever. However, if any such event does take place, VSB shall not be liable for any loss in data or if the user’s device, computer or any other property is compromised in any manner.
You acknowledge and agree that VSB has the right to report any and all suspicious or illegal activity to the appropriate legal or police authorities without notice to you.
During your use of the Platform and Programs, you will not:
- harass other users, students, attendees, support agents or visitors;
- cheat on any homework assignment or exams for the Program;
- will not post online any secured testing materials;
- will not share solutions to homework assignments or exams; and
- will notify the instructors immediately if you become aware of any other user cheating or breaching these Terms, and will comply with the requirements of the specific applicable code of conduct, if any, relating directly to a Program in which such user is enrolled.
User Accounts, User Registration and Delivery of Services
In order to participate in most Platform activities and to apply for a Program, you will need to register for a personal account (“User Account”) by providing an email address and a password that is unique.
Owing to certain exceptional circumstances, if VSB has granted you access to a Program pending payment, and VSB does not receive payments within the stipulated time periods, VSB may, at it owns discretion withdraw your access to the Program, without giving any prior notice.
You agree that you will never divulge or share access to your User Account, with any third party for any reason. You also agree that you will create, use, and/or access only one User Account, and that you will not use any User Account other than your own.
In setting up your User Account, you may be prompted or required to enter additional information, including but not limited to your name and email address. Additional information may be required to confirm your identity. You understand and agree that all information provided by you is accurate, current and complete and that you will maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your use of the Platform and your enrolment in a Program, to the extent applicable.
Access to the Programs is restricted to attendees or students that have specifically been granted access by VSB.
By registering your User Account, you agree that:
- you are registered for the Program only once and will not set up multiple User Accounts; and
- you will abide by these Terms and any terms specific to the Program.
Additional requirements apply to Students. As a Student, in addition to the points above, you agree that you are registering with the intent to complete the assignments, if any, that are relevant and applicable to the Platform or Programs for which you have enrolled.
Payment Terms & Refund Policy
Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by VSB, full payment for participation in a Program is required at the time of registration. In case of Programs that include a trial window, such trial window shall be made available only after full payment. During the trial window, upon a request of the Student, and to the satisfaction of VSB, VSB may choose to refund the Program Fees paid, subject to such charges as may be decided from time to time. Once the trial window has concluded, there will be no refund allowed for any reason whatsoever.
It is the sole responsibility of the user enrolling for a Program to check the accuracy of, and evaluate the suitability and relevance of, the Program elected. The enrolment to a Program is non-transferable.
To make payment for any Program or to purchase any services or products offered by VSB through the Platform, you must have internet access and a current valid accepted payment method as indicated during sign-up ("Payment Method"). VSB does not store any of your credit card information or such other information restricted by RBI for processing payment, and has partnered with payment gateways for the payment towards the services. By using a third-party payment provider, you agree to abide by the terms of such payment provider. You agree that in case VSB’s third-party payment provider stores any such information, VSB will not be responsible for such storage, and it will be solely at your discretion to allow the third party to store such information. Any loss of such information or any loss incurred by you due to usage of such information will be solely a loss incurred by you, and VSB is in no ways liable for any such losses, and is neither responsible to reimburse / make good such losses in any manner whatsoever. You also agree to pay the applicable fees for the payments made through the Platform.
Failure to pay may result in withdrawal of your access to a Program. Depending on where you transact with us, the type of payment method used and where your payment method was issued, your transaction with us may be subject to foreign exchange fees or exchange rates. VSB does not support all payment methods, currencies or locations for payment. All applicable taxes are calculated based on the billing information you provide us at the time of enrollment/purchase.
You may cancel your enrolment at any time. Unless otherwise provided in your offer letter, no refund will be made once payment (in part or whole) for a Program has been made. We do not provide refunds for lack of usage or dissatisfaction.
If you have subscribed for a free trial, the free trial period will last for the period of time specified during your sign-up. Free trials may not be combined with certain other offers. If you have subscribed to a particular paid service or product within the last six (6) months, or if your Payment Method, physical address or email address has been associated with an account for that paid service, you are not eligible to receive a free trial for that service or product. If you begin your subscription with a free trial, you may be ineligible for certain features of a product or service during your free trial period.
Use of Programs
VSB reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any Program or live lectures/webinars, or to alter, modify or rearrange the schedule of topics, as well as the point value or weight of assignments, tests, quizzes, exams, projects and other such evaluations of progress. You also understand that VSB, at its sole discretion, may limit, suspend, or terminate your use of the Platform or Programs and/or all VSB-provided services related to the Programs, such as access to VSB coaches or support services, evaluation services, or certifications. You also understand that VSB may modify or discontinue all services related to its Programs at its sole discretion. You agree that VSB shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance. Nothing in these Terms shall be construed to obligate VSB to maintain and support the Platform or Programs or any part or portion thereof or any associated services.
If you no longer wish to use any Program, you may terminate your participation by giving notice to VSB.
Nothing in these Terms shall be construed to obligate VSB to maintain and support the Platforms, Programs or any part or portion thereof.
Participants of VSB online live lectures and webinars shall be provided access to such classes via email. You agree not to share such access with any third party. If you are unable to attend an online live lecture/webinar, please provide VSB with prior intimation.
You shall be exclusively responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access, receive or use the Platform, including, without limitation, hardware devices, software, and other internet, wireless, broadband, phone or other mobile communication device connection services. You shall be exclusively responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Platform and shall be responsible for all charges incurred in connection with use of the Platform and Program in connection with all such equipment and ancillary services.
Educational Partners & Accreditation
VSB is NOT a University, but an education service provider, offering Programs in consultation with Indian and International universities, educational institutions, governmental authorities, NGO’s, corporates etc. (each an “Educational Partner”).
Admission to the degree/diploma programs of an Educational Partner is separate from being accepted into and/or taking one or more Programs. You agree and acknowledge that nothing in these Terms or otherwise with respect to the use of the Platform or any Program (a) enrolls or registers you in an Educational Partner, or any other school, division, institute or program of or associated with an Educational Partner, (b) allows you to access or use the resources or receive any benefits or privileges of any Educational Partner, beyond the Programs.
VSB may offer a credential or other acknowledgment for participants who have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the Program material. The decision to award any such credential acknowledgment to a given participant will be solely within the discretion of VSB. VSB may choose not to offer any credential or other acknowledgment for some Programs. It may decide at its sole discretion whether to provide a record concerning a participant’s performance in a Program. The format of any credential or other acknowledgement, and of any performance, provided by VSB relating to Programs will be determined by VSB in its sole discretion and may vary from Program to Program.
You may be awarded a certificate of accomplishment upon successful completion of a Program (“Program Certificate”), at the discretion of VSB and its Educational Partners, and you acknowledge that any such Program Certificate awarded may not be affiliated with any Educational Partner, and may not stand in the place of a course taken with an Educational Partner or convey academic credit or certification for any Educational Partner.
You will not receive academic credit from VSB or any other Educational Partner for taking a Program. If you are taking a Program for academic credit or certification as a student of, or otherwise through, an Educational Partner, any such credit or certification may only be awarded directly by the Educational Partner based on its own policies and procedures, and you may be required by that Educational Partner to be registered or enrolled with the Educational Partner in order to receive credit or certification; and, in any event, VSB will not have any authority or responsibility with respect to any award of academic credit or certification provided by an Educational Partner for a Program.
You acknowledge and agree that any Program affiliated with an Educational Partner may be subject to terms, policies and procedures of the applicable Educational Partner in addition to VSB’s Terms. Without limiting the foregoing, if you are a student registered or enrolled at, or are otherwise attending, an Educational Partner and are taking a Program for credit or certification through that Educational Partner, you acknowledge and agree that (a) the Educational Partner may have its own terms, policies or procedures regarding your eligibility to participate in the Program, your participation in the Program, the requirements or prerequisites for receiving credit or certification for the Program, and/or your educational or student records as they may relate to your participation and performance in the Program, and (b) your educational or student records are maintained by the Educational Partner, including for purposes of assigning credit or certification, and not VSB.
VSB’s Intellectual Property Rights
“Content” means any and all information and data which may include but not be limited to text, software, scripts, graphics, maps, photos, sounds, music, videos, logos, offers, advertisements, interactive features and other materials.
The Platform, Programs and related services are owned and operated by VSB and its licensors. All Content or other material available on the Platform or through the Programs, including but not limited to on-line/live lectures, speeches, video lessons, quizzes, presentation materials, homework assignments, programming assignments, programs, code, and other images, text, layouts, arrangements, displays, illustrations, documents, materials, audio and video clips, HTML and files (collectively “ VSB Content”), are the property of VSB and/or its affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under India and foreign law. All software used on the Platform is the property of VSB and is protected by Indian and international copyright laws.
VSB logos, trademarks and service marks which may appear on the Platform and in the Program (“ VSB Marks”), are the property of VSB and are protected under Indian and foreign laws. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used on the Platforms, Online Courses or Programs, with or without attribution, are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. In addition, elements of the Platforms are protected by trade dress and other Indian and international intellectual property laws and may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded or distributed in any way in whole or in part without the express written consent of VSB.
As a condition of accessing the Platforms and/or using the Programs, you agree not to (a) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose any VSB Content or any portion thereof, other than as expressly allowed under these Terms; (b) use the VSB Marks or the name, trademarks, service marks, or other materials of any Educational Partner in connection with, or to transmit, any unsolicited communications or emails or for any other unauthorized purpose.
Please verify all Content prior to use. In the event you come across any Content which is incorrect, infringing, offensive, indecent or objectionable, please notify us immediately at address mentioned at the bottom of this page.
Additionally, from time to time, VSB (or its third-party service providers on behalf of VSB) may request users to review VSB Content or beta test the Platform. The works derived from such activity shall remain the sole and exclusive property of VSB or its third-party service providers, as applicable.
Third Party Intellectual Property
VSB respects third party intellectual property rights and actively supports protection of all third party intellectual property including copyrights and trademarks (“IP”). It is our policy to expeditiously respond to clear notices of alleged IP infringement. If we receive proper notification of IP infringement, our response to such notices will include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity.
VSB shall not be held liable for the unauthorized use of any third-party IP, and the user that carries out such unauthorized use, or infringes any IP available on the Platform shall fully indemnify and hold VSB harmless against any and all claims that may arise as a result of such use.
If you believe that your product or other work has been misrepresented or used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide us with the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the product, copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the product, work or other intellectual property that you claim has been misrepresented or infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is misrepresenting or infringing your product, work or other intellectual property is located on the Platform/ Program;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner of the product, work, copyright or intellectual property, or its agent, or applicable law; and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the product, work, copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on such owner's behalf.
For notices of disputes or claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement, please connect with us at the address provided at the bottom of this page.
The services on the Platform are licensed, not sold. In consideration for your agreement to these Terms, VSB grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Platform and Programs, solely in accordance with the Terms. You may download or copy the portions of the VSB Content available on the Platform, for your own non-commercial and personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such VSB Content. You may not copy, sell, re-sell, reproduce, publish, modify, transfer, retransmit, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of Platforms, Programs or any VSB Content. You may not reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise