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GħSL Terms and Conditions

PRIVACY POLICY

 

At GħSL, we are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and let us know if you have any questions.

 

This Privacy Policy describes current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected, and processed, by GħSL through its website www.ghsl.org. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the term "personal data" refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name and surname, date of birth, e-mail address or mailing address, and any other information that is identified with you personally.

 

This Privacy Policy, together with our Cookies Policy and Terms of Use, provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you.

 

We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

 

Collection and Use of Personal Information

 

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with GħSL or any of its affiliates and its affiliates may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.

 

What personal information we collect

 

When you create an account or purchase from this website, you will be requested to provide us with a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and credit card information.

 

Furthermore, in operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
  2. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you registered for information or make a purchase.
  3. Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

 

How we use your personal information

 

GħSL uses the personal information collected primarily to enable us to provide our services to you and to keep you posted on our latest announcements and upcoming events. It also helps us improve our services, content, and advertising. The personal information provided also helps us develop, deliver, and improve our services, content, and advertising.

 

Your personal information may also be used to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and to notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service. In such circumstances, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future communications.

 

If you are an existing member, we may contact you with information about new services which we may be offering.

 

Further, we may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, so that you can be provided with information about unrelated goods and services which we consider may be of interest to you. We or they may contact you about these goods and services by any of the methods that you consented at the time your information was collected.

 

If you are a new customer, we will only contact you or allow third parties to contact you only when you have provided consent and only by those means you provided consent for.

 

If you do not want us to use your data for our or third parties you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to us on the form on which we collect your data.

 

Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.

 

Collection of Anonymous Data

 

In addition to the information you provide us with, GħSL uses technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our website, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our sites (such as connecting to our website by clicking on one of our banner ads).

 

This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our sites. GħSL and our affiliates use this anonymous data and share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services.

 

Disclosure to Third Parties

 

At times GħSL may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with GħSL to provide products and services (such as payment gateways), or that help GħSL market its services. Personal information will only be shared by GħSL on a ‘need to know’ basis and to provide or improve our services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

                         

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties where we are legally required to disclose your information and/ or to assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.

 

Service Providers

 

GħSL shares personal information with companies that provide services such as information processing, fulfilling customer orders, warehousing, delivery of products, customer service, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obliged to protect your information.

 

Legal Obligations to Disclose

 

GħSL may be legally obliged, by Statute or otherwise, to provide personal information to public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence.

 

GħSL may also disclose personal information if it is deemed reasonably necessary in order to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

 

Protection of Personal Information

 

GħSL takes precautions (including administrative, technical, and physical measures) to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

 

Saving the provisions of this Privacy Policy, GħSL will not provide personal information to third parties without your prior consent. All personal information is fully encrypted to industry standards and is securely stored.

 

Payment Method and Security

 

All online purchases shall only be accepted against payment by credit/debit card.

 

Your card details are received and processed directly by our payment gateway (PSP), Apco Systems Ltd (APCOPAY); your card details are transmitted from you to the payment gateway (PSP) encrypted over high-strength SSL for maximum protection and confidentially. GħSL does not at any point handle the card information.

 

For additional security, your three digit security code found at the back of your card is never stored by the payment gateway (CVV/CVC2).

 

The payment gateway (PSP) is licensed and authorized by Visa, MasterCard and other card associations to act as a payment gateway and is fully audited and compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards.

 

You undertake and agree to provide correct details to GħSL for the purpose of ordering or purchasing goods from this website.

 

You also undertake that the credit or debit card you are using is your own and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the goods or services ordered.

 

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

 

GħSL will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. You may, at any time, and without any cost, contact GħSL, in writing, in order to amend/delete any information held. In such an event, GħSL may request certain information in order to validate your identity.

 

Storing Your Personal Data

 

We may transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Economic Area for processing and storing. Also, it may be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area who work for us or for one of our suppliers. For example, such staff maybe engaged in the processing and concluding of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in agreement with this Privacy Policy.

 

Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into on our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.

 

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

 

Use of Cookies

 

On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website to our advertisers.

 

Such information will not identify you personally it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

 

Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.

 

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.

 

Our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website.

 

Children

 

GħSL does not provide its services to children. If you are under 18, you may use GħSL only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 18 (unless emancipated) we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

 

Third-Party Sites and Services

 

The GħSL website may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Our services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

 

Governing Law

 

This Privacy Policy is governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Malta and relevant EU legislation.

 

Privacy Questions

 

If you have any questions or concerns about GħSL’s Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us.

 

Changes to Policy

 

In order to ensure adequate protection to its customers, GħSL may update its Privacy Policy from time to time, which changes may be necessary, inter alia, due to changes in services, law and technology. Should such changes take place, we will post the changes on our website to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check the Privacy Policy before providing any further personal information.

 

 

 

 

 

Cookies POLICY

 

We are committed to protecting your personal information when you are using our services. We strive to make our services safe and enjoyable environments for you to use. We have created this separate cookies policy in order to provide comprehensive information about our use of cookies across our website.

 

This policy provides the following information for users:

  • Information about cookies
  • Types of cookies
  • How do we use cookies?
  • Contacting Us


Information about cookies

 

What is a cookie?

 

A cookie is a small amount of data, which frequently includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device (hereinafter referred to as "device") browser from a website's server and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website or third party service provider used by the website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service providers. A cookie will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

 

What is a browser?

 

A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies.

 

What do cookies do?

 

Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the website to your interests. Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our sites and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

 

Change your Browser Settings'

 

You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) to notify you when a cookie is issued, or c) to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

 

Types of Cookies

 

First Party Cookies

 

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

 

Third Party Cookies

 

Third party cookies are set by other organisations that we use for different services. For example, the website may also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook and these sites may set their own cookies.

 

Session Cookies

 

Session Cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and these are deleted from your device when your browsing session ends.

 

Persistent Cookies

 

This type of cookie is saved on your device for a fixed period. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one usage session.

 

Flash cookies

 

Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users. Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies; rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data, if any, may be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored. You can manage which websites can store information in Flash cookies on your device via the website storage settings panel on the Adobe website.

 

Web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs

 

These are all terms used to describe a particular form of technology implemented by many websites in order to help them to analyse how their site is being used and, in turn, to improve your experience of their site. They may also be used to target any advertising being served on the web page you are viewing.

 

A web beacon (or similar) usually takes the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in a web page or an email. They are used in conjunction with cookies and send information such as your IP address, when you viewed the page or email, from what device and your (broad) location.

 

How do we use cookies?

 

Cookies enable us to identify your device. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

 

Typically, we use cookies to deliver the following services throughout the pages of our websites:

  • To enable us to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information repeatedly;
  • To record what people like and don't like on the website and the popularity of various elements of the website so that we can ensure that it works properly at points of high usage.

 

Further Information

 

Please contact us if you would like more information on the cookies that we use and their purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms of Use

 

Online Webshop

 

GħSL online members can purchase the GħSL Law Notes, both in Online and/ or in Printed format, and copies of Id-Dritt, through our Online Webshop. The GħSL Law Notes are authoritative notes and are written from legal experts.

 

GħSL in no way encourage the use of these notes as a substitute for lectures, but encourage their use to complement the lectures.

 

Prices quoted on the Online Webshop are the final prices inclusive of any discounts but exclusive of any statutory taxes. Taxes such as VAT are calculated at checkout stage.

 

GħSL is PCI DSS compliant. Please look at our Payment Method and Security section in our Privacy Policy.

 

Online Notes Sharing

 

GħSL’s website provides a forum for notes exchange through the Online Notes Sharing. Notes in this section are produce from students and shared amongst law students. They do not claim to be experts or to have put together authoritative work. These notes have been compiled from an avenue of sources, such as lectures, other students’ notes, books, etc. There is no financial aims to this platform. It is a means to share common resources. GħSL shall not be held responsible in any way for the content of the notes and/or out-dated notes and/ or any notes that do not portray the veracity of the law, the lectures and/ or the syllabus. GħSL and the students that upload the notes do not claim ownership or copyright of these notes. GħSL is not responsible for the circulation of these notes from its website.

GħSL reserves the right to remove any notes which it deems fit. Help us keep the Online Notes Sharing platform up-to-date by reporting any out-dated or unreliable notes.

 

Publications Section

 

All contributions in this section are deemed to be original writings. GħSL together with the authors warrant that the articles do not infringe upon any copyright or other right or rights, and that they do not contain infringing, libellous, obscene or other unlawful matter.

 

GħSL owns the copyright of all the publications on our website. Any member caught plagiarising or making use of any of GħSL’s publications without written consent from the Publications Officer shall have his membership terminated immediately and shall forfeit all his purchased material.

 

Job Opportunities

 

GħSL works with its partners to provide job opportunities and training sessions to its members. GħSL will review all jobs published on its website as much as possible but in now way may GħSL be held responsible for any breach of legislation posted by its partners.

 

Thesis Rental

 

GħSL rents law-related theses to all its members through its website. GħSL does not reserve any rights or pretences nor is it responsible on the content on any of the rented theses.

 

Newsletter

 

By subscribing to the Newsletter, you agree to receive periodic emails on the provided email address. You can unsubscribe from the Newsletter any time from your Profile page.

 

Events Section

 

Our Events Section may contain photos taken during our events. GħSL will review all photos as much as possible before uploading them on the website.

 

If you feature on any of the uploaded photos and/ or you feel that any of the uploaded photos should be removed please contact us.

 

General Information

 

GħSL will keep the general information about the Law Course up-to-date as much as possible, however GħSL shall not be held responsible nor shall indemnify for any losses for any out-dated information on www.ghsl.org. The information provided on our website is for ease of reference and to facilitate access to GħSL’s members.

 

Billing Policy

 

Fees

 

Fees will be in Euro (€). Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, GħSL reserves the right to change or modify pricing and service fees at any time.

 

Memberships

 

Billing for Memberships is done in a non-automated fashion. The user must pay an initial membership fee in order to access the Members Area, which will expire upon the termination of one year. The member will be prompted to renew his membership prior to the termination of his membership. The user will not have access to his online purchased material upon termination of his membership and GħSL shall not be held responsible in any way should a member lose all his purchases.

 

Payment Methods

 

Upon Membership registration, you agree to pay for the said Membership and all the purchases affected thereafter. GħSL will charge your credit card for any products purchased (including any taxes) in conjunction with your account. GħSL will charge the credit card you designate during Membership registration. You understand that your credit card will be billed and charged, and that GħSL has the right to charge your credit card for the full amount of any outstanding balance you may have with GħSL. Billing history can be accessed under the Account link in your GħSL account.

 

Requirements:

  • You are responsible for providing GħSL with current accurate contact and payment information for billing purposes and keeping it up to date at all times.  GħSL is not responsible for any service interruptions that may result from your contact or payment information being out of date, in error or otherwise invalid.  Additionally, you agree to pay for all charges for Service accrued due to invalid or out of date contact or payment information.
  • If you fail to make a payment or if GħSL is not able to collect payment on the due date, your account will be considered “past due”. GħSL may suspend or lock access to your account until payment for all outstanding balance is received and additional late fees may be incurred. GħSL reserves the right to terminate your account and delete Your Content from the Site at its sole discretion if your account is “past due”.

 

Billing Restrictions and Exceptions:

  • Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, GħSL requires all billing and charging via credit card as outline above.
  • Payment for any service by any other method must be agreed to in advance by GħSL and may be subject to restrictions, additional fees or limitations.
  • Other Restrictions and Exceptions may apply to non-standard offerings and are subject to prior approval in writing by GħSL.

 

Replacement, Return, Refund and Cancellation Policy

 

At GħSL, we understand how much you value your purchases. We are committed to making your law student experience with us as delightful as possible.

 

Replacements, Returns and Refunds

 

In the rare event that you are not fully satisfied with what you purchased, upon delivery you can ask for a Replacement or Return your purchase and get a Refund.

 

Replacements, Returns and Refunds are per item, so if you ordered multiple items you can ask for a Replacement or a Return and Refund for a partial quantity.

 

In case the material you purchase is damaged, this Policy has got you covered. Replacements, Returns and Refunds are backed by a 10-Day Guarantee from date of purchase on all printed material and a 1-Day Guarantee from date of purchase on all online material.

 

The general rule is to provide a Replacement for the purchased product.

 

Refunds are provided:

  • When the seller cannot provide replacement
  • In-line with Buyer Protection, when a dispute has been ruled in your favour  

 

Returns and Refunds are not possible if:

  • Request is made outside the specified time frame
  • Anything is missing or tampered with from the package you've received

 

If you have received a mail from us confirming your refund request then rest assured that we have initiated your refund request and are following up with financial organisations for the same.

 

Sometimes financial organizations take a longer time to process the refund request. However, if the refund hasn't happened by the date we promised, you can contact us. We will gladly help you.

 

Delivery Policy

 

Delivery of all GħSL’s merchandise, excluding online material, is done via personal pick-up.

 

To pick up your items you will need to print and bring the invoice. Please note that no material will be handed if no invoice is shown upon pick up.

 

You'll receive a Pickup Notification email when your items become available. Please wait for the Pickup Notification email before picking up your order.

 

Delivery time

 

Online Material

 

All purchased online material will be readily available in your Members Area section upon checkout.

 

Printed Material

 

Orders containing printed material will be available for pick-up from our Official Distributor 10 days from your order.

 

Please note that this is not a guaranteed delivery date for your order. Some notes may take longer depending on the quantities of your order.

 

Books

 

Purchased books will be readily available for pick-up and can be collected during our Office Hours.

 

Damages

 

Examine your order upon pick-up to ensure that there are no visible signs of damaged, missing or incorrect parts. In the event that there are missing, damaged or incorrect packages, please contact us on the same day of your delivery. For any other problem with your order, please refer to our Replacement, Return, Refund And Cancellation Policy.