Legal

Introduction

This website http://www.upsa.edu.gh and its sub-domains also ending in upsa.edu.gh ("Website") are provided by the University of Professional Studies, Accra ("University").

This page sets out the terms of use on which you may make use of the Website. By using the Website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use so please read them carefully. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the Website.

If you are a “Member” of the University (for example, a student or member of staff), your use of the Website will also be subject to the University's institutional policies, procedures and regulations that apply to you as a Member.

The University reserves the right to vary these terms of use from time to time.

Intellectual property rights

The University is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website, the technical infrastructure in the Website and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright and other laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Subject to the provisions below, you may view, download and print any pages from the Website for your own personal non-commercial use only. This permission to download and print does not extend to material identified on the Website as belonging to third parties, where you must obtain the permission of the relevant owners before doing so.

The University's status (and that of any identified contributors) as the author of material on the Website must always be acknowledged, and you must not remove any copyright or other intellectual property notices from any material you download or print from the Website.

You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, modify or redistribute in whole or in part any pages or material from the Website without the prior written consent of the University.

You may not use any of the University's registered or unregistered trade marks (including the University's "UPSA” logo) for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of the University.


Acceptable use

When using the Website, you agree not to:

use the Website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of the Website by other users or in any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation;
upload, display or transmit any materials through the Website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, abusive, menacing, indecent, unlawful or which violate, breach or infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world (including any intellectual property rights) or attempt to do so;
use the Website to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of the Website or attempt to transmit to or via the Website any information that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; or
change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on the Website, including any data relating to any third party.

Additional terms of use

Additional terms of use may apply to specific areas or features of the Website, for example those which are only available to Members of the University and/or other registered users. Please read any such additional terms of use carefully before accessing or using those areas or features of the Website.

Disclaimer

The Website has been prepared with the primary aim of providing information about the University and its teaching, research and business activities, including course information likely to be of interest to prospective students.

The University aims to update the Website regularly and may therefore change information on the Website at any time. The University uses every reasonable effort to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and up to date , but cannot guarantee that this will always be the case. If you see any information on the Website that you think is inaccurate or out of date then please let the University know by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that the University can investigate further.

If you are a prospective student, you should always check directly with the University for the most recent course information, in case any updates or changes have not yet have been posted on the Website. If the University offers you a place as a student, you should before accepting your offer also read carefully the information about your course that the University sends to you directly, including information about the circumstances when changes may be made to the advertised content or structure or methods of delivery of a course or individual modules.

The University uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the availability of the Website and its content is uninterrupted outside scheduled downtime for repairs and upgrades; however, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed.

The University also cannot guarantee that the Website will be free from viruses or other harmful properties, so you are advised to use appropriate anti-virus software before and during visits to the Website.

The University does not necessarily endorse the content of any third party material made available on the Website. Any advice, recommendations, views and/or opinions contained within such third party material are those of the author or contributor and not the University.

In view of the above, the University does not accept any liability for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of your use of or inability to use the Website, or your use of or reliance on any information provided on the Website.

However, nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits any liability the University may have to you in the unlikely event it has been fraudulent, or if it is negligent and as a result it causes your death or personal injury, or in other circumstances where it is not permitted by law to exclude or limit its liability.
Links

Unless you are otherwise notified by the University, you may link to the home page and to other specific pages of the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage the University's reputation or take advantage of it; but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the University's part where none exists. The University may withdraw this right at any time.

Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. The University has no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


Privacy Policy

Please see the University's Privacy Policy for more details about how the University processes information it receives about you through the Website.

Applicable law

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter shall be governed by the laws of Ghana.

If you choose to bring a claim against the University arising from, or related to, a visit to the Website, you must do so in the courts of Ghana. If you are not located in Ghana, any claim the University may have against you arising from, or related to, a visit to the Website may be issued in the courts of the country in which you are located.

Contact us

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Website, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Privacy

At the University of Professional Studies, Accra we believe strongly in protecting our users' privacy. We will not wilfully disclose information about our users to any third party without first receiving the relevant user's consent. This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy practices for the services offered on any University of Professional Studies ('the University') owned and/or operated websites ('the Website'). Some parts of our on-line systems and services and our collaborative agreements are operated on our behalf by third-party organisations. By submitting your personal information you are consenting to the University holding it, in accordance with this policy, and where necessary carrying out these services by providing the relevant information to such organisations.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time-to-time. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes.


Cookies

When you visit the Website, the University may send your computer a "cookie", a small file that resides on your computer's hard drive and allows the University to determine return users of the Website and to review how a user uses a website in order to make it more useful by tailoring the services it offers to the way(s) in which a user accesses them. Each cookie is unique to you and it can be read by the server or your browser software. You can set your browser not to accept cookies, although you may not be able to access all of the features on the Website, or the site may operate less efficiently.

We may also use cookies to authenticate and record your acceptance to other applicable terms and conditions and also your acceptance to the handling of other information, including personal data that you may voluntarily provide from time-to-time.

Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver a virus. Other servers cannot read them and personal information cannot be gathered from them. They are simply an identifier shared between you and us; we do not share them with anyone. A cookie does not give the University access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

Information about how to configure your browser to block cookies can be found at:

Internet explorer
Chrome
Firefox
Safari

The cookies used on our site are listed below.

Analytics cookies

We use these cookies to anonymously collect information about how visitors use our site. They are set when you first visit the site and deleted when you close the web browser. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form and send it back to Google, who collate the information into reports that help us develop our website. Blocking these cookies will not impact on your use of our site.

Online registration and purchasing

These cookies are set when you apply online for a University services such as a job vacancy, accommodation or a course of study. They are also set when you purchase an item from our online store. These cookies are used to maintain the status of your application or purchase throughout the process. Disabling these cookies may mean that you are unable to complete an application or purchase online. They will expire when you close your web browser.

Social Networking Buttons

Many of our web pages contain links to social networking sites that are provided by the sites themselves such as Facebook and Twitter. The scripts used to generate these buttons come from from third party websites and the third parties might be setting cookies, gathering usage information and setting their own cookies. Details of their privacy policies can be found here:

Facebook's Privacy Policy
Twitter's Privacy Policy
Google's + Buttons Privacy Policy
Discus' terms and policies

Embedded Video

We will embed videos into our web pages, mostly from YouTube and Vimeo. These third parties might be gathering usage information and setting their own cookies. Details of their privacy policies can be found here:

YouTube's Privacy Policy
Vimeo's Privacy Policy

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