Terms and Conditions

The CPD Group Ltd – Terms and Conditions of Business

These are our Terms and Conditions of business and we ask you to take the time to read them. These Terms and Conditions constitute a contract between your organisation and The CPD Group Ltd. Any reference to ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘Company’ means The CPD Group Ltd. Any reference to ‘you’ or ‘your, or any similar expression means the individual, company or organisation with whom we will be working with. Any reference to ‘Accredited Providers/ Trainers’ means your named status once you have entered into this contractual agreement.

  1. Provider and Trainer Accreditation

For Provider/ Trainer CPD Accreditation, you will be required to complete a registration form via https://thecpd.group (our website). If your application is successful, email confirmation will be sent with documentation of your organisation’s Accredited Provider/ Trainer status. Your CPD Provider/ Trainer logo and CPD Provider/ Trainer Certificate will be enclosed. You agree to not use your CPD Provider/ Trainer Accreditation to portray or mislead anyone to believe that any of your individual CPD activities you provide/ deliver have received CPD accreditation.

Please note that registration is open to businesses, online, mobile learning providers, classroom, conference providers, trainers and coaches. Registration is assigned to the applicant and you are not allowed to re-assign the rights and obligations elsewhere without prior written consent.

  1. Accrediting CPD Activities & Continuing Accreditation:

CPD Activities receiving Accreditation are subject to a rigorous mapping through our CPD Accreditation Framework to ensure their suitability for the specific industry they are aimed. You agree that the Accreditation service provided is limited to assessing whether learning materials are suitable and comply with industry guidelines. We have no responsibility for reviewing technical content, accuracy or completeness of the materials provided.

The CPD Group will accredit CPD Activities individually for a minimum accreditation period of 12, 24 or 36 months.  Agreed Monthly Fees will be fixed for the specific term chosen or can be paid in full, automatically receiving a 5% discount.

Additional Activities can be added to the subscription at any time.  When adding further activities, the current Accreditation Contract will cease and a new Contract will start, based upon your chosen accreditation period.  The existing activities will not be required to be accredited again and a new Accreditation expiry date will be issued in line with the new contract for any existing activities.

All accreditation fees will be collected monthly via Direct Debit (UK banks only). Having a Direct Debit authorisation in place is mandatory for all UK based customers. For international customers, fees will be collected in full, by Credit or Debit Card.  All organisations paying by direct debit will be subject to a credit check, if this fails, payment will be required in full, with a 5% discount automatically applied.

On successful completion of the review process, and receipt of the first scheduled accreditation fee, a new listing for your CPD Activity will be published on The CPD Register (https://thecpdregister.com/).

If you fail to pay any monthly accreditation fees on the due date we will, without prejudice, suspend your registration until payment has been made in full for the remaining Accreditation Period and further offer of credit will be declined. (An invoice for the remainder of your chosen accreditation contract length will be raised and full payment must be made within 14 days.)

The submitter will categorically retain all intellectual property rights of submitted CPD materials, and you grant us a licence to use such CPD materials to the extent required to allow us to perform our obligations under these conditions. Please see separate NDA.

  1. Updating CPD Materials & Re-Accreditation:

We encourage customers to update courses in line with new techniques, research, technology etc. Updated courses must be re-submitted and re-accredited (please contact us to discuss if only minor changes). There are no additional charges for re-accreditation during the accreditation period. If courses are not updated, the CPD accreditation can only be valid for a maximum 36 months, after which time the Accreditation will become invalid and all listings removed from The CPD Register and you will be required to cease use of all trademarks and IP belonging to The CPD Group from your activities and promotional materials.

If your chosen accreditation period is either 12 or 24 months originally, and you wish to renew your accreditation, you will only be able to renew up to a maximum of 36 months (e.g 12 months accreditation can only be renewed for a maximum additional term of 24 months, totalling 36 months combined). After 36 months in total, your activities must be fully accredited and reviewed by the CPD Accreditation Team.

  1. Cancellation/Termination

Should you cancel or terminate your accreditation with us during agreed term, the remainder of your chosen contract length will be invoiced, and full payment must be made within 14 days. (Please be aware that because your subscription can be used immediately, you do not have the statutory cooling off period)

We may terminate your subscription to The CPD Group immediately by giving you written notice if:

  • You breach any of the conditions of these Terms and Conditions
  • Your company partake in unsatisfactory or unsafe training procedures
  • You commit an offence which results in legal procedures relating to your training business or training students
  • You are unable to pay the subscription fees
  • There is evidence of falsifying training records or certificates
  • You use the CPD Accreditation for anything other than the Accredited CPD Activity

Upon termination of your Accredited Provider/Trainer status all rights and licences granted to you under these Terms and Conditions automatically cease and you may not use any of The CPD Group Ltd’s trademarks and other intellectual property.

  1. Copyright & Trademarks:

You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights and any trademarks pertaining to The CPD Group that are utilised by your organisation, as an Accredited Provide/ Trainer, are owned by or licensed by The CPD Group Ltd, including but not limited to:

  • We hereby grant you a non-exclusive and non-transferrable licence to use such Company Trademarks and Copyrighted material solely for the purposes of your Accredited Provider/ Trainer status with The CPD Group in accordance with these conditions
  • You undertake to follow the instructions given in the permitted use of the Company Trademarks and Copyrighted material and any of our other intellectual property rights.
  • If requested, you will be provided with a copy of our current guidelines for use of the Company Trademarks and Copyrighted materials with your Accredited Provider/ Trainer welcome documents. We reserve the right to update such guidelines.
  • We reserve the right to terminate immediately your right to use any of Company Trademarks by giving you written notice if, in our opinion, your continued use could be prejudicial to the reputation of the Company and/or its other Accredited Providers/ Trainers.
  • We accept no responsibility of checking for copyright, trademarks or plagiarism. This is the sole responsibility of the submitter.
  • You are not permitted to use The CPD Group Ltd logos or documentation in relation to any other CPD Activities, Materials, Programmes, Events, Training Courses, or for any other purposes outside of the intended use without our prior written agreement and such acceptance shall be in our sole discretion and subject to review at any time by us.
  1. Our Liability:

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we the Company and any third parties connected to us:

  1. Shall not be liable to you, the Accredited Provider/ Trainer for any costs, expenses, loss or damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential, and whether economic or other) arising from your exercise of any Accredited Provider/ Trainer or other rights granted to you under these Conditions
  2. Hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or equity
  3. Nothing in these conditions shall have the effect of excluding or limiting any liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or for fraud
  4. Our aggregate liability to you in respect of claims arising out of or in connection with these conditions or any collateral contract, whether in contract or tort (including negligence) or otherwise shall in no circumstances exceed 200% of the total Accredited Provider/ Trainer fee payable by you in the year in which the claim arises
  1. Indemnity:

As an Accredited Provider/ Trainer you will indemnify The CPD Group against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation, and all interest penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us arising out of or in connection with any breach of these Conditions by you including (but not limited to); any breach of any provisions relating to the licensing of the Company’s Trademarks or other intellectual property to the Accredited Provider/ Trainer or out of our use, review and standards of any CPD materials.

You shall indemnify The CPD Group against all costs, claims, damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any claim or action that the CPD materials infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights, infringe any other rights or if they are in any way unlawful

 

  1. Confidentiality:

Each party undertakes that it shall not disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party.

Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:

  • To its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under this agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this clause
  • As may be required by law, court order or any other governmental or regulatory authority
  • No party shall use any other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under these conditions
  1. Other important things you need to know

You must keep your subscription details confidential to help us maintain the security of The CPD Group and website.

What happens if you don’t comply with these terms?

We will treat any non-compliance as a serious issue and if we think you have breached any of these terms, we may take any action that we consider appropriate. This may include the temporary or permanent suspension of the use of The CPD Group and may include legal proceedings.

  1. General

These conditions and the documents referred to in them, constitute the whole agreement between the Company and the Provider/ Trainer and supersede all previous agreements between them.

We disclaim all liability for the content and use of any CPD materials by you or by any third party whether or not they bear any Company Trademarks.

You retain all intellectual property rights in your CPD materials, and you grant us a licence to use such CPD materials to the extent required to allow us to perform our obligations under these conditions. Please see separate NDA.

You shall indemnify us against all costs, claims, damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any claim or action that the CPD materials infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights, infringe any other rights or if they are in any way unlawful.

Providers must acknowledge that on application, you have not relied on and shall have no right or remedy for any statement, representation or warranty other than as expressly set out in these Conditions. Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

No variation of these Conditions shall be effective unless in writing and signed by the Company and the Accredited Provider.

No person other than the Company or the Accredited Provider/ Trainer shall have the right to enforce these Conditions. Nothing in these Conditions establishes any partnership or joint venture between the parties, constitutes either party, the agent of another party, nor authorises either party to make or enter into any commitments on behalf of the other

No failure or delay by us in exercising (or partial exercising of) any right or remedy available to us under these Conditions or at law shall constitute a waiver of that right or remedy or restricts its further exercise.

If any court or competent authority finds any provision of the conditions to be invalid, illegal or enforceable, that provision, shall, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the remaining provisions of these Conditions shall not be affected. If any relevant provision would become valid, enforceable or legal if part of it were deleted, it shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable. These conditions (and any related disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties hereby irrevocably agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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