Terms & Conditions
These Terms & Conditions govern the Workgroup of Cancer Patient Advocacy Network’s (WECAN’s) Online Learning Platform, the WECAN Academy, (hereinafter referred to as the 'Online Learning Platform') which is owned and operated by the members of WECAN. You should not access or use this Online Learning Platform until you have carefully read and agreed to the following Terms & Conditions.
The concepts in these terms and conditions have the following meaning:
- Course: Content on the WECAN Academy including course modules, learning materials or training resources
- WECAN:Workgroup of Cancer Patient Advocacy Network
- Online Learning Platform: WECAN Academy
- User: each natural person who enrolls, creates an account, and accesses the Online Learning Platform
Use of the Online Learning Platform
WECAN offers Courses and training for
patient advocates to grow their stills and expertise in the three pillars of successful
patient advocacy: Advocacy Tools & Skills, Healthcare Systems, Policy &
Access, and Research & Data as well as Evidence- Based Advocacy. In order to participate in Courses and access any online
resources offered by the Online Learning
Platform you must first carefully read and agree to these Terms.
By accessing and creating an account within the Online Learning Platform, you have indicated that you have read these Terms and agree to bound b and comply with them. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, please promptly exit the Online Learning Platform.
User Age and Eligibility
Participation in the Online Learning Platform and WECAN
Courses are restricted to those individuals who have registered, who are 16 years of age and over
and/or those who are fully able and competent to enter into these terms,
conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties herein.
By accessing the Online Learning
Platform, you affirm that
you meet the eligibility requirements.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us at Academy@wecanadvocate.eu. Certain Courses may also have additional eligibility requirements as specified in the specific course description. If you are not eligible for registration and participation or do not agree to the Terms, you may not use the Online Learning Platform.
Access to the Online Learning Platform
While portions of the Online Learning Platform may be available to the general public, portions of the Online Learning Platform are restricted to registered users who meet eligibility criteria. You agree that you will not access any registration-only portions of the Online Learning Platform if you do not meet the eligibility requirements. WECAN is not responsible for any delay, inability or failure to access the Online Learning Platform due to any cause, including but not limited to acts of God, natural disasters, government orders, labour unrest, malfunction of user hardware or software, interruption in internet service, loss or corruption of data, and unanticipated suspension or cessation of service from any underlying service provider.
In order to create a user account, you may be asked to provide:
- your full name
- an email address
- your affiliated group or organization and disease area
- your country
- a public username
- user password
To make account creation as seamless as possible, creating an account using an existing social media account has been enabled.
Services, Pricing and Availability
Whilst every effort is made to provide the Online Learning Platform to our community free of charge, WECAN reserves the right to charge access to some content on the Online Learning Platform. This may require you to include certain personal details and Payment Information which may vary based upon your use of the Online Learning Platform. By submitting Payment Information, you represent and warrant that you have permission to submit Payment Information where permission may be required All pricing information on the Online Learning Platform is correct at the time of going online. WECAN reserves the right to change prices and alter or remove any special offers from time to time and as necessary. In the event that prices are changed during the period between an order being placed and updates to the Online Learning Platform and taking payment, then the price that was valid at the time of the order shall be used.
Course Modification or Cancellation
The Online Learning Platform, including the course materials, may contain errors and omissions. We reserve the right to correct errors or omissions without prior notice. We also reserve the right to cancel, discontinue, reschedule, delay, change instructors or modify any course or service.
Termination and Cancellation of Accounts
Either WECAN or you may terminate your Account. Shall your account be terminated, you will be notified by email and an explanation for the termination will be provided. Notwithstanding the foregoing, WECAN reserves the right to terminate without giving reasons. If your Account is terminated, any current or pending orders or payments on your Account will be cancelled and provision of Services will not commence.
Intellectual Property Rights - Right of Use
property rights that belong to the Online Learning Platform are
held by and remain with WECAN. The Online Learning Platform is property of WECAN.
Trademarks, logos, images, pictures, animations, videos and texts on the Online Learning Platform are the intellectual property of WECAN and cannot be reproduced, used, published, distributed, sold or shown without the explicit, previous and written authorization. Unless otherwise indicated, course content and resources on the Online Learning Platform are provided under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 4.0). This license means you are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially without express written permission, but under the following terms:
You must give appropriate credit. This includes the name of WECAN and course instructors as creators, a link to the CC BY 4.0 license, a copyright notice, a license note, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the original material.
You must indicate if changes were made. You
may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the
licensor endorses you or your use.
You may not apply legal terms or
technological measures (e.g. access restrictions) that legally restrict others
from doing anything the license permits.
We ask that you give credits to WECAN and course instructors when using
materials from this Online Learning
Some content on the Online Learning Platform is provided by third parties, and the use of that content is subject to rules and restrictions as indicated on the Online Learning Platform. You agree to be bound by all such rules and restrictions.
Modifications to Online Learning Platform
WECAN reserves the right, for any reason or no reason, in their sole discretion and without notice, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Online Learning Platform, including without limitation, information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, Courses, Materials, features and/or hours of availability, and we will not be liable to you or to any third party for doing so. We may also impose rules and limits on the use of the Online Learning Platform or restrict your access to part, or the entire, Online Learning Platform without notice or penalty.
Rules for Online Conduct
You are responsible for your own communications, including the upload, transmission and posting of information, and are responsible for the consequences of their posting on or through the Online Learning Platform. You further agree that you will not email or post malicious or harmful content anywhere on the Online Learning Platform, including without limitation the following:
- Content that defames or threatens others; Harassing statements or content that violates federal or state law;
- Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
- Content that is not your own, or infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets;
- Content related to partisan political activities;
- Material that contains obscene (i.e. pornographic) language or images;
- Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation or promotion, including links to other Online Learning Platform
- Content that is otherwise unlawful;
- Intentionally incomplete, misleading or inaccurate content;
Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Online Learning Platform without the express permission of the owner of the copyright in the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. You agree that you will not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Online Learning Platform, including without limitation: attacking, probing, scanning or testing the vulnerability of, breaching security of, disrupting, disabling or harming the Online Learning Platform, or servers or networks connected to the Online Learning Platform using the Online Learning Platform via any automated means, such as a screen-scraper or robot. This is not intended to exclude the use of assistive technology for your own use, such as screen-readers.
The text and other material on the Online Learning Platform may include
the opinion of the specific instructor and are not statements of advice,
endorsement, opinion, or information of WECAN.
If you feel you might be offended by the content of the Online Learning Platform, you should not continue. Online Learning Platform may also
include the personal opinions and other expressions by Users who post entries
on a wide range of topics. Neither the content of the forums, nor the links to
other web Online Learning Platforms,
are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by WECAN or any other related entity. Although WECAN has the right to remove content from the Online Learning Platform, block access, or take other action with
respect to the material in their sole discretion.
WECAN accepts no liability (including liability for negligence) for any loss or damage (including the consequential or indirect loss or damage) that may arise in any way from access to, use of, or inability to use this resource or any material contained in it.
As a User, you are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements, and information. The entire risk arising out of the use of the materials presented in the Courses are distributed as an information source only. Any information provided is for the purpose of general guidance. WECAN makes no guarantees that you will obtain a particular outcome. Finally, these Courses are NOT designed for people who want to create and sell Courses.
You may be permitted to submit and distribute materials in connection with an online course ('User Content'). You represent and warrant that any material you submit to the Online Learning Platform, instructors or other Users is accurate and complete and will not violate or infringe the rights of any third party, including without limitation privacy, publicity, intellectual property and any other proprietary rights, such as copyright, trademark and patent rights. You represent and warrant that you have all the necessary rights and licenses to use the material and to permit use of the material by WECAN and other researchers. You agree that, if a third-party claim that any material you have contributed to the Online Learning Platform is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that the material complies with all applicable laws. Although WECAN does not monitor the content of the Online Learning Platform, they have the right to remove material from the Online Learning Platform, block access, or take other action with respect to the material in their sole discretion.
Grant of License
User Status and Certificate of Accomplishment
You agree and acknowledge that your access
to the Online Learning Platform,
participation in an online course and your agreement to these Terms do not confer any right to access
or use the resources of WECAN or
establish any relationship with them or their instructors beyond the Online Learning Platform, and that you
are not entitled to any student or academic grievance procedures. You agree
that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists
WECAN and you as a result of these Terms or your use of the Online Learning Platform. Subject to satisfactory performance and course completion, you may receive a Certificate of Accomplishment or Completion ('Certificate'). WECAN reserves the right to determine whether a Certificate will be issued for the online course and the nature of the information to be provided in the Certificate. You acknowledge that any Certificate will not confer any academic credit, grade or degree. You further acknowledge that instructors of any online course are not required to participate in any attempts to get the course recognized by any educational or accredited institution.
Use of your Personal Information
- Provide Services to you;
- Process your payment; and
- Inform you of new products and services available from Us.
You may request that we stop sending you this information at any time.
In certain circumstances (if, for example, you wish to purchase content on credit), and with your consent, your personal information may be passed on to credit reference agencies. These agencies are also bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and should use and hold your personal information accordingly.
Third Party Links
The Online Learning Platform may include hyperlinks to Online Learning Platforms or websites maintained or controlled by others. WECAN is not responsible for and does not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at other Online Learning Platforms. These links do not imply WECAN's endorsement of or association with the linked Online Learning Platforms. WECAN is not responsible for and shall in no event be liable, directly or indirectly, to anyone for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the linked Online Learning Platforms or the information or material accessed through those linked Online Learning Platforms.
Choice of Law/Forum Selection
The Online Learning Platform is managed by members of WECAN. WECAN is not a legal entity but an informal network, the Online Learning Platform is hosted by the European Patient Advocacy Institute Germany. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any content posted to the Online Learning Platform, including copies and republication thereof, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by the laws of Germany, excluding its conflicts of law provisions.
Limitation of Liability
The information on the Online Learning Platform is of general nature and how it relates to patient advocacy within
Europe. The information is not customized to personal
or specific circumstances. The Courses are provided
for educational purposes only.
WECAN will do its best to ensure that the information
provided is complete, correct, accurate and updated. EUPATI does everything
necessary to protect as good as reasonably possible the User’s data they have
introduced in the Platform against loss, theft or unauthorized access.
Despite these efforts, irregularities may
occur in the information provided. WECAN cannot be held liable for direct or
indirect damage resulting from the use of the information on the Online Learning Platform or for direct
or indirect damage resulting from inaccuracies in the information provided.
If you find inaccuracies and / or unlawful use in the information made available concerning the Online Learning Platform, contact should be directed to the email address Academy@wecanadvocate.eu.
The contents of the Online Learning Platform(including possible links) can always, without notification or communication, be adapted, modified or complemented. WECAN does not give guarantees for the good functioning of the Online Learning Platformand can in no way be held liable for its wrong functioning or temporary (un)availability or for any form of direct or indirect damage that would result from the access or the use of the Online Learning Platform.
Under no circumstances, directly or
indirectly, in a particular or any other way, can WECAN
be held liable for damage due to the use of this Online Learning Platform or any other, particularly as a
consequence of links or hyperlinks, including, without limitation, losses, work
interruptions, damage to programs or other data on the computer system, damage
of devices, software or other.
The User acknowledges and accepts that the Online Learning Platform can never be perfect or 100% free from imperfections and that not all imperfections will be (can be) repaired.