This User Agreement (“UA”), the Privacy Policy and the Honor Code are agreements (the “Agreements”) between you and DESK. By using the Site, you accept and agree to be legally bound by the Agreements, whether or not you are a registered user. If you do not understand or do not wish to be bound by the terms of the Agreements, you should not use the Site.
DESK reserves the right to modify this UA at any time without advance notice. Any changes to this UA will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the Site after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified UA and all of the changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this UA.

GENERAL POLICY

DESK offers several types of content for long-life learning: free and paid online courses (include opportunities for professor-to-student and student-to-student interactivity, individual assessment of a student’s work and, for students who demonstrate their mastery of subjects, a certificate of achievement or other acknowledgment); popular science events; online-shop etc. As a condition of your use of DESK services, you will not use the Site in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any DESK server or the network(s) connected to any DESK server or to interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any DESK server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information stored on the Site, its servers or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the Site. You agree that you will use the Site in compliance with this UA, the Honor Code and all applicable national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws.

LIST OF ITEMS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON DESK:

  • Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  • Content that infringes another’s intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
  • Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
  • Content related to partisan political activities;
  • Viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, malware, spyware or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property;
  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.
Furthermore, you agree not to scrape, or otherwise download in bulk, any Site content, including but not limited to a list or directory of users on the system, on-line textbooks, User Postings or user information. You agree not to misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Site (although you are welcome and encouraged to use an anonymous username in the forums and to act in a manner that keeps your identity concealed).
You agree not to reproduce, copy, duplicate, sell, or resell DESK services or any part thereof, as well as the use of services or access to services.
Copyrights for courses are held by lecturers, and property rights to video content are owned by DESK on the basis of contracts concluded by DESK with lecturers and / or partner organizations. By uploading your own courses on DESK, you confirm that you are acting as the author, possess the relevant property rights and will not violate the exclusive rights of third parties, including copyright and related rights.
DESK is not responsible for courses placed on DESK which were downloaded by non-authors or persons who do not possess the copyrights of the author. In the event of written complaints from authors or individuals having the author’s property rights for courses that have been added on DESK with a copyright infringement, DESK, subject to the provision of the abovementioned persons with the appropriate evidence of the possession of copyrights, undertakes to immediately remove such courses.

TRADEMARKS

All and any trademarks used by DESK on the site are the property of LLC DESK or  DESK partners and are legally registered with the prior approval of the owners of such trademarks and / or authorized persons. If the trademark is not mentioned, it does not mean DESK does not use it or that this product is not used for marketing purposes or is not relevant in the market. The use of the Site does not grant the User any rights or licenses for any use of any trademarks or service marks. The rights to use trademarks on www.desk.ua belong exclusively to LLC DESK.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

In order to participate fully in Site activities, you must provide your name, an email address and a user password in order to create a user account (“User Account”). You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information for your User Account with any third party for any reason. In setting up your User Account, you may be prompted to enter additional optional information (e.g., your address). You represent that all information provided by you is accurate and current. You agree to maintain and update your information to keep it accurate and current.
You agree to retain all copyright and other notices on any content you obtain from the Site. All rights in the Site and its content, if not expressly granted, are reserved.

CERTIFICATION

DESK and its partners (collectively, the “Members”) may offer a certificate of achievement for students who, in their judgment, have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the course material. Certificates will be issued by DESK under the name of the underlying Member from where the course originated. The decision whether a Certificate will be awarded to a given student will be solely within the discretion of the awarding Member. DESK and/or the Members providing courses on the Site may choose not to offer a Certificate for some courses.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES

DESK and DESK participants (as hereinafter defined) do not warrant that the site will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner, that the site is free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the courses or content provided will meet your needs or expectations. DESK and DESK participants also make no warranty about the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or quality of the site or any courses or content, or that any particular courses or content will continue to be made available.
Use of the site, the content and services obtained from or through the site, is at your own risk. Your access to or download of information, materials or data through the site or any reference sites is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your property (including your computer system) or loss of data that results from the download or use of such material or data, unless otherwise expressly provided for in DESK privacy policy.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT

You agree that DESK, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Site or your participation in it, for any reason or no reason, upon notice to you. It is DESK policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the accounts of users of the Site who are repeat copyright infringers. DESK and DESK Participants reserve the right at any time in their sole discretion to cancel, delay, reschedule or alter the format of any course offered through DESK, or to cease providing any part or all of the Site content or related services, and you agree that neither DESK nor any of DESK  Participants will have any liability to you for such an action. If you no longer desire to participate in the Site, you may terminate your participation at any time. The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the Site, but the other provisions of this UA will survive any such termination.