Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Website Use

The European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals is, hereinafter, referred interchangeably with the ‘EBAC’. These General Terms and Conditions govern the use of the EBAC website (services.ebac-cme.org) and its entire range of services available on-line. 

The website services.ebac-cme.org  is owned and operated by EBAC; its registered office is located at the address mentioned below. The EBAC website is in English, which is the official language for external EBAC communication. 

By using the EBAC website, you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully as they contain important and legal information with regard to the EBAC website. They imply rights and obligations from and to EBAC. For certain services, specific terms may apply. When applicable, EBAC may complement these Terms & Conditions with specific Rules & Regulations posted at the service web location. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency the latter shall prevail.

EBAC reserves the right to amend these Terms & Conditions at its sole discretion, without prior notice, with the provision that details of the amendments are published on the EBAC website. They become effective from the time of posting. Your use of the EBAC website after the posting constitutes your acceptance to the modified Terms & Conditions. 

Should you require further information or have comments on the EBAC Terms & Conditions, please contact us via contact@ebac-cme.org.

EBAC Identity

European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC GmbH)

Schanzenstr.36  
51063 Cologne – Germany  

Tel: +49 221 16 99 86 22 

Fax: +49 221 16 99 86 20  
Email : contact@ebac-services.org  
Website: www.ebac-cme.org

Copyright – Intellectual Property

The EBAC website is owned by the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals. All content on the EBAC website is copyright under German and International law established by the Intellectual Property Code. 

All content on the EBAC website (including without limitation all articles, statements, texts, images, logos and design) is copyright © 1997 – 2021 EBAC. All rights reserved.

Content from the EBAC website, with the exception of the EBAC Logo* and any corporate identity resources, may be copied and distributed on a limited basis for non-commercial purposes only, provided that any material copied remains intact and that all copies include the following notice in a clearly visible position: “Copyright © 2021 EBAC. All rights reserved”. These materials are for personal use only.

*The EBAC Logo is a registered trademark and its use is protected under German copyright laws. Reproduction or use of the EBAC logo, without the prior written permission of the EBAC, is strictly prohibited.

Copy, modification or use of the EBAC website or its contents for any commercial purpose without the authorisation of EBAC is a violation of patent, copyright and other proprietary rights including intellectual property rights owned by EBAC and/or its contributors. Any copying or redistribution for commercial purposes or for compensation of any kind requires prior written permission from EBAC. 

The use of EBACs corporate visuals (including, but not limited to, graphics, images,) and EBACs corporate motto use is subject to written authorisation by EBAC.

Any unapproved use may result in actions being taken by EBAC to require removal of material concerned from display/distribution and possible legal action. 

EBAC Website General Conditions

Content, products and services

The EBAC website and all of its component elements, including text, graphics, images, hyperlinks and other materials supplied by EBAC contributors and/or third parties, is for general educational and informational purposes only and must not take the place of professional medical advice. Those seeking medical advice should always consult their physician or other medical professional.

EBAC cannot endorse all statements or opinions made on the EBAC website. Under no circumstances will EBAC be held liable for any decision taken or acted upon as a result of reliance on the content of the EBAC website. 

EBAC reserves the right to add, modify or remove any information, products and/or services from the EBAC website at any time and without notice. 

Access to certain content is available only to users/ CME/CE (*) Providers who have registered to EBAC on-line accreditation services, the secured and personalised account that EBAC offers at no charge. Similarly, access to certain other content is conditional upon subscription to a particular product or service (eg having an educational programme published on the EBAC calendar is subject to successful accreditation of the CME activity by the EBAC Board). 

EBAC disclaims any responsibility concerning the information and/or materials on sites hyperlinked from the EBAC website. 

(*) CME = Continuing Medical Education, CE = Continuing Education for allied health professionals, including interprofessional CE (IPCE)

Policies

Hyperlinking Policies

The EBAC Website Hyperlinking Policies govern the rules and regulations of linking to and from the EBAC Website.

External hyperlinks from the EBAC Website
The EBAC Website hosts a number of links to external websites from services.ebac-cme.org. In providing these links, EBAC does not endorse the content, the products, services or viewpoints expressed by these external websites. The EBAC Website Terms and Conditions no longer apply when you leave the EBAC Website. 

Hyperlink to the EBAC Website
Hyperlinking to the EBAC is permitted under limited conditions. 

User/ CME Providers registration

User/ CME Provider registration, via the EBAC on-line accreditation services, is required to access personal services on-line and certain on-line content. The user/ CME Provider is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her account login details. The user/ CME Provider registration is unique and personal. It should not be shared with anyone. 

The EBAC shall not be held responsible for unauthorised use of the user’s account by a third party to whom the user may have, intentionally or not, disclosed his/her account login details. 

For more details, please read the EBAC Privacy Policy.

General Online Sales Conditions

Contractual Regulations

These General On-line Sales Conditions govern all on-line sales, between EBAC and the purchaser, concerning products and/or services ordered on the EBAC website via the EBAC on-line accreditation services. 

These conditions are subject to change at any time and without prior notice, provided that details of all amendments are published on the EBAC Website. 

By ordering products and/or services on the EBAC website, you agree to these General On-line Sales Conditions and any specific terms (as outlined in the EBAC Documents available in the EBAC Documents library) which may complement these conditions. 

Prior to validating your order on-line, please read these Conditions carefully as well as the EBAC Documents available in the EBAC Documents library.

EBAC reserves the right to refuse to accept your order if EBAC finds that you are in breach of these Terms & Conditions. 

Identity of the Seller 

European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC GmbH)

D- 51063 Koeln – Germany  
Tel: 0049 -221 – 16998622 – Fax: 0049 – 221 – 16998620  
Email : contact@ebac-services.org  
Web Site: www.ebac-cme.org

Products & Services

Services offered on-line via the EBAC on-line accreditation services offer the possibility to acquire certain products and services such as the accreditation of CME/CE programmes 

EBAC reserves the right to change or remove particular ordering methods without prior notice. Changes in the ordering procedure will be posted on the product or service page. Products & Services are available for order whilst they are posted on the EBAC website and/or during the ordering period specified.

Online Sales Conditions

Product & Service Pricing Policy

Products and services sold on-line, via the EBAC on-line accreditation services, may be purchased in Euros only. 

EBAC Price list

Live events:

a) < 500 participants:

  • € 585 base fee (covers the first day), thereafter
  • € 95 per hour of education

b) > 500 participants:

  • € 975 base fee (covers the first day), thereafter
  • € 185 per hour of education

c) > 2,000 participants:

  • € 1,875 base fee (covers the first day), thereafter
  • € 475 per hour of education

Webinar:

See e-learning material; for an “on demand” version a fee equaling an additional hour of education will be charged

E-learning material:

a) < 500 participants:

  • € 445 base fee (covers the first hour of education), thereafter
  • € 95 for each following hour of education

b) > 500 participants:

  • € 685 base fee (covers the first hour of education), thereafter
  • € 185 for each following hour of education

c) > 2,000 participants

  • € 975 base fee (covers the first hour of education), thereafter
  • € 475 for each following hour of education

Bulk application (of e.g. webinars, CME articles) possible.

Please note that base fees will be charged anyway, even if the application will be retracted or rejected.

All prices are except VAT. This price list is valid from March 1, 2021 on. EBAC assumes the right to change this price list anytime at its discretion. Special regulations apply to EBAC AEPs (EBAC Accredited Educational Programmes) (for further information, please find the corresponding document in the EBAC Documents library).

Product & Service Characteristics

EBAC attempts to be as accurate as possible in the description of product and/or services characteristics available on the EBAC website. However, EBAC does not warrant that on-line descriptions are error-free and/or 100% accurate. EBAC is not contractually bound by these descriptions. Any decision taken by the purchaser, based on product/service characteristics, is the purchaser’s sole responsibility. 

Ordering Process – General Rules

Language

The EBAC ordering process is in English.

Ordering Process

The purchaser logs in to the EBAC on-line accreditation services. To order on-line EBAC products or services, the purchaser is required to have an active account in the EBAC on-line accreditation services and to log in.

Once logged in, the purchaser chooses the product or service to order and follows the ordering steps.

Without acceptance of the EBAC Policy Documents, the purchaser cannot proceed to submit the order.

The purchaser then reviews and completes the order (contact details, programme details, invoicing address, acceptance of the relevant documents…). At this stage, most of the order elements are still changeable.

Upon submission the order is no longer modifiable nor cancellable on-line by the purchaser. For any subsequent changes to the order the purchaser needs to contact the EBAC office (accreditation@ebac-cme.org) directly. 

Upon completion and submission of the order, an email is sent to the purchaser.

This acknowledgment is not an acknowledgment of order. It simply confirms that the EBAC has received the order and will process in a timely manner, based on the information provided by the purchaser at the time of the order. 

Should there be any differences between the order placed on-line and the information contained in this acknowledgment, please inform EBAC immediately (accreditation@ebac-cme.org). The product/service and the Application Form ID should be quoted in the request.

Acknowledgment of Order

Upon validation of the order by EBAC, an Order Confirmation is sent by email to the purchaser to confirm that the order has been processed by EBAC.


The confirmation provides the following information: 


· Identity of the Seller (EBAC) 
· Title of submitted educational programme 
· Product/service status 
· Hyperlink to EBAC Management System 
· Template of Certificate of attendance as an PDF attachment (mentioning the unique application form ID)
· Hyperlink to the EBAC Website
· Customer service contact details 

The confirmation may include any changes which may have occurred due to non-availability of the original products/services selected or due to other factors. 

Payment

On-line orders are payable via Bank Transfer or Credit Cards (AMEX, Visa, EuroCard/Master Card) and in Euros only. 

Invoice and Invoiced Entity

An invoice is automatically sent to the purchaser after the order has been finalized.

The entity to which the invoice will be raised and sent is the one mentioned as “Invoice address” under “Contact Data” in the EBAC Application Form.

Acceptance of the Online Sales Conditions

By ordering products and/or services on the EBAC website, you agree to these General On-line Sales Conditions and any specific terms (see all documents in the EBAC Documents Library) that may complement these conditions.

Prior to submitting your order on-line, please read these conditions carefully as well as all Document posted at the service or product ordering page and in the EBAC Documents Library.

The information stored by EBAC will stand as proof of all the transactions and financial operations related to the order. 

Draft Application Forms deletion criteria

EBAC only deals with applications after they have been submitted, and assumes the right to delete draft applications at its discretion. 

Unavailability/Force Majeure

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, EBAC accepts no responsibility for loss of moneys incurred by the purchaser and/or by the recipient of the product/service bought. 

EBAC disclaims all responsibilities for the unavailability of the EBAC website due to unexpected conditions. 

Arbitration Clause

Any disputes arising out of or in connection with on-line sales or to these Terms & Conditions shall be brought before the Amtsgericht Köln, Luxemburgerstr. 101, 50939 Köln, Germany and will be governed and analysed according to German law, based on their merits, independently of the rules concerning conflicting legislation. 

Customer Service

For any information, comments or questions not covered in any of these Terms & Conditions please contact us.

European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC) 
Schanzenstr.36
51063 Cologne – Germany 

accreditation@ebac-cme.org

Disclaimer

EBAC cannot endorse all statements or opinions made on the website. Regardless of the vast professional knowledge and scientific expertise in the field of cardiology that the EBAC possesses, the EBAC cannot inspect all information to determine the truthfulness, accuracy, reliability, completeness or relevancy thereof. 

The component information of the EBAC website is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or medical care. The advice of a medical professional should always be sought prior to commencing any form of medical treatment. To this end, all component information contained within the website is done so for solely educational purposes. The EBAC and all of its staff, agents and members disclaim any and all warranties and representations with regards to the information contained on the EBAC website. This includes any implied warranties and conditions that may be derived from the aforementioned website information. 

It is within the responsibility of the user/ Provider to request prior authorisation from all persons whose personal data (name, address, ..etc) will be indicated to EBAC when completing the forms necessary for EBAC accreditation. 

EBAC commits to treat all personal data as confidential according to GDPR. 

You have the right to access, amend and oppose any use of this personal data by contacting EBAC at the below mentioned address or by e-mail to: secretariat@ebac-services.org. 

Unless otherwise informed, EBAC may send you information about its activities from time to time. Should you not wish to receive any information from EBAC contact us via secretariat@ebac-cme.org.

Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE EUROPEAN BOARD FOR ACCREDITATION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS OR ANY AFFILIATED STAFF OR WEBSITE CONTRIBUTORS, BE LIABLE TO YOU, AS A WEBSITE VISITOR OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR BODY, FOR ANY DECISION TAKEN OR ACTED UPON AS A RESULT OF RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION OR PHILOSOPHIES CONTAINED OR EXPRESSED WITHIN THE EBAC WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER EBAC NOR ANY AFFILIATED STAFF OR WEBSITE CONTRIBUTORS, WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES), OR LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF PROFIT, EVEN IF THE EBAC OR ANY AFFILIATED STAFF OR WEBSITE CONTRIBUTORS, HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS.

Indemnity

You irrevocably indemnify EBAC and its affiliated staff and website contributors, from and against, any and all losses, damages and costs, suffered or incurred by EBAC and its affiliated staff and web contributors, of whatsoever nature, arising out of or in connection with, your use, provision, or distribution of information or any part of the EBAC website component contents, that arise in relation to any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you. 

Legal Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

Any disputes relating to the EBAC Web Site or to these Terms & Conditions shall be brought before the Amtsgericht Köln, Luxemburgerstr. 101, 50939 Köln, Germany and will be governed and analysed according to German law, on their merits, independently of the rules concerning conflicting legislation.