Welcome to XBlended Institute.
XBlended reserves the right to modify these TOS at any time without any advance notice to you. Any changes to these TOS will be effective immediately upon posting on this page or on any other section of the Site. By accessing the Site after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement to the modified TOS and all of the changes contained therein.
Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these TOS.
DESCRIPTION OF XBlended
XBlended offers online courses, authored by colleges, universities and other institutions (collectively, the “Institutions”, individually as the “Institution”), that include opportunities for instructor-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 completion (the “Courses”).
RULES FOR ONLINE CONDUCT
You agree that you are fully responsible for your own use of the Site and for your user postings, which shall include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on the Site by you or by other users of the Site, including but not limited to all forum posts, wiki edits, notes, questions, comments, videos and file uploads (the “User Postings”). You agree that you will use the Site in compliance with the Agreements and all applicable local, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws, and any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence.
As a condition of your use of the services offered by XBlended on the Site, you hereby undertake that you will not use the Site in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any XBlended server or the network(s) connected to any XBlended server or to interfere with any third 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 XBlended 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.
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF ITEMS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE SITE:
- Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
- Content that discusses illegal activities;
- Content that infringes a third party’s intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
- Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
- Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
- 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; and
- 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.
Any violation of the above list of prohibitions shall entitle XBlended to terminate you use, access and/or participation to the Site without prior notice.
USER ACCOUNTS AND AUTHORITY
In order to participate fully in the activities and services offered by XBlended on the Site, you must provide your name, an email address and a user password in order to create a user account (the "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.
YOUR RIGHT TO USE CONTENT ON THE SITE
Unless indicated as being in the public domain, all content on the Site is protected by the Jordanian Protection of Copy Rights Law No. 22 of 1992.
Unless otherwise expressly stated on the Site, the texts, exams, videos, images and other instructional materials provided with the Courses offered on the Site are for your personal use in connection with those Courses only.
Certain reference documents, digital textbooks, articles and other information on the Site are used with the permission of third parties, and use of that information is subject to certain rules and conditions, which will be posted along with the information. By using this Site you hereby undertake to abide by all such rules and conditions.
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 to the Queen Rania Foundation, are reserved bythe Queen Rania Foundation or under a license granted to the Queen Rania Foundation.
User Postings Representations and Warranties: Notwithstanding the list of items strictly prohibited on the Site as highlighted above, by submitting or distributing your User Postings, you affirm, represent and warrant (i) that you have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and/or permissions to reproduce and publish the User Postings onto the Site and to authorize XBlended and its users to reproduce, modify, publish and otherwise use and distribute your User Postings in a manner consistent with the licenses granted by you under these TOS, and (ii) that neither your submission of your User Postings nor the exercise of the licenses granted below will infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You, and not XBlended, are solely responsible for your User Postings and the consequences of posting or publishing them onto the Site.
License Grant to XBlended: By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to XBlended a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sub-licensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to host, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute, re-distribute, relicense and otherwise use, make available and exploit your User Postings, in whole or in part, in any form and in any media formats and through any media channels (now known or hereafter developed).
License Grant to the Users: By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to each user of the Site (the “User(s)”) a non-exclusive license to access and use your User Postings in connection with their use of the Site for their own personal purposes.
The Institutions providing the Courses on the Site may offer a certificate of completion or other acknowledgment (the "Certificate") for students who, in their judgment, have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the relevant Course material. The Certificates will be issued by XBlended under the name of the relevant Institution from where the Course originated. The decision as to whether a Certificate will be awarded to a student who completed the Course will be solely within the discretion of the awarding Institution. XBlended and/or the Institutions providing the Courses on the Site may, up to their sole discretion, choose not to offer a Certificate in relation to some Courses.
No Other Enrollment: When you take any Course through XBlended on the Site, you will not be an applicant for admission to, or enrolled in, any degree program in any of the authoring Institutions as a result of registering for or completing a Course provided by such institution through XBlended on the Site. You will not be entitled to use any of the resources of the Institution beyond the Courses provided on the Site, nor will you be eligible to receive student privileges or benefits provided to students enrolled in degree programs of the Institutions.
Use of XBlended, other participating Institutions Names, and Trademarks: The "XBlended" name and logo are trademarks of the Queen Rania Foundation. Likewise, the names, logos, and seals of the other participating Institutions are trademarks owned by the respective Institution. You may not use any of XBlended’s trademarks or any of the Institutions’ trademarks, or any variations thereof, without the relevant owner's prior written consent. You may not use any of the Institutions’ trademarks, or any variations thereof, for promotional purposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests or, in the Institutions' sole judgment, gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by these Institutions.
All Trademarks not owned by XBlended, or the other participating Institutions that appear on the Site or on or through the services made available on or through the Site, if any, are the sole property of their respective owners.
Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of the owner of the relevant trademark.
DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY / LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES
THE SITE AND ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, EXCEPT INSOFAR AS ANY SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT BE DISCLAIMED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
XBlended AND THE XBlended PARTICIPANTS (AS DEFINED HEREUNDER) 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. XBlended AND THE XBlended 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. THE “XBlended PARTICIPANTS” SHALL MEAN EDX, MIT, HARVARD, THE OTHERPARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS, THE ENTITIES PROVIDING INFORMATION, CONTENT OR SERVICES FOR THE SITE, THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS, THEIR RESPECTIVE STAFF, EMPLOYEES, AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS.
User Postings Disclaimer: You understand that when using the Site you will be exposed to User Postings from a variety of sources and that neither XBlended nor the XBlended Participants are responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, reliability or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Postings. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Postings that are inaccurate, offensive, defamatory, indecent or objectionable and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against XBlended or any of the XBlended Participants with respect thereto. Neither XBlended nor any of the XBlended Participants endorse any User Postings or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein. Neither XBlended nor any of the XBlended Participants have any obligation to monitor any User Postings or any other user communications through the Site.
However, XBlended reserves the right to review User Postings and to exercise its sole discretion to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any User Posting at any time and for any reason, or to allow the XBlended Participants to do so at any time and for any reason. Without limiting the foregoing, upon receiving notice from a user or a content owner that a User Posting allegedly does not conform with these TOS, XBlended may investigate the allegation and determine, in its sole discretion, whether to edit or remove, in whole or in part, the non-conforming User Posting and at any time it chooses, without notice.
Links to Other Sites: The Site may include hyperlinks to other sites, maintained or controlled by others. XBlended and the XBlended Participants are not responsible for and do not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these other sites. If you decide to access linked third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER XBlended NOR ANY OF THE XBlended PARTICIPANTS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, EITHER ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TOS’s, OR YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S) USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON THE SITE, OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER YOUR CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY OR OTHER LAW.
IN PARTICULAR, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER XBlended NOR ANY OF THE XBlended PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT XBlended OR ANY OF THE XBlended PARTICIPANTS HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE AT FAULT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA).
You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify XBlended and the XBlended Participants, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, faculty, students, fellows, governing board members, agents and employees from and against any third-party claims, actions or demands arising out of, resulting from or in any way related to your use of the Site, including any liability or expense arising from any and all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, XBlended or one of the XBlended Participants may, in their sole discretion, provide you with written or oral notice of such claim, suit or action.
Termination Rights; Discontinuation of Courses and Content: You agree that XBlended, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Site or your participation in it, for any reason or no reason, upon serving notice to you to the effect. It is XBlended's policy to terminate, in circumstances it deems appropriate, users of the Site who are repeat copyright infringers. XBlended and the XBlended Participants reserve the right at any time in their sole discretion to cancel, delay, reschedule or alter the format of any Course offered through XBlended, or to cease providing any part or all of the Site content or related services, and you agree that neither XBlended nor any of the XBlended 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 these TOS will survive any such termination.
Waiver and Severability of TOS: The failure of XBlended to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties to the TOS nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision; the other provisions of these TOS shall remain in full force and effect.
Choice of Law/Forum Selection: You agree that these TOS and any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to these TOS or any content or service obtained from or through the Site will be governed by the laws applicable in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. You agree that all such claims and disputes will be heard and resolved exclusively in the Courts of Central Amman (the Palace of Justice).You consent to the personal jurisdiction of the said courts over you for this purpose, and you waive and agree not to assert any objection to such proceedings in said courts (including any defense or objection of lack of proper jurisdiction or venue or inconvenience of forum).
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XBlended Honor Code Pledge
By enrolling in a Course on XBlended, you are joining a special community of learners. The aspiration of XBlended is to revolutionize education across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in order to create an Arab society that is empowered with a new voice, skills, and mindset. XBlended aspires to achieve its vision by delivering high quality education to the MENA region, and the rest of the world, that is free, accessible, and open to all; you are part of the community who will help XBlended achieve this goal.
XBlended depends upon your motivation to learn the material contained within the Courses and to do so with honesty. In order to participate in XBlended, you must agree to the Honor Code Pledge below and any additional terms specific to a Course. This Honor Code, and any additional terms, will be posted on each Course website.
THE XBlended HONOR CODE PLEDGE
By enrolling in an XBlended Course, I agree that I will:
Complete all mid-terms and final exams with my own work and only my own work. I will not submit the work of any other person.
Maintain only one User Account and not let anyone else use my username and/or password.
Not engage in any activity that would dishonestly improve my results, or improve or hurt the results of others.
Not post answers to problems that are being used to assess student performance.
Unless otherwise indicated by the instructor of an XBlended Course, learners on XBlended are encouraged to:
Collaborate with others on the lecture videos, exercises, homework and labs.
Discuss with others general concepts and materials in each course.
Present ideas and written work to fellow XBlended learners or others for comment or criticism.
CHANGING THE HONOR CODE
Please note that we review and may make changes to this Honor Code from time to time. Any changes to this Honor Code 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 Honor Code and any changes contained therein. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Honor Code.