TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GLOBAL ACADEMIC FORUM

Terms and Conditions

General Terms

Global Academic Rating (GAR) is the subsidiary of Global Academic Forum (GAF) which is formed to rating the educational institutions around the world based on certain set of parameters.

Each User (Institution) acknowledges and agrees that they use this Service at their own risk. The GAF does not guarantee the security of any data transmission using this Service. The GAF or its partners will not have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage (including without limitation direct or indirect, special or consequential loss, destruction or damage) howsoever arising from or in respect of any use or misuse of this Service.

GAF or its partners has no connection with World Economic Forum. GAR has adopted information from World Economic Forum which is available in the public domain to set up parameters for its rating purpose.

Global Academic Rating (GAR) Terms

  The GAR School 2016 Rating is open to all schools across all the countries, regardless of its syllabus and type.

  Institutions must allow only authorized personnel to register, pay and proceed with GAR School 2016 process

  After the registration process each institute will receive login credentials to access GAR Portal.

  In order to get eligibility for rating, institutions must complete all sections of the GAR Quality Assessment Questionnaire in the portal.

  GAF assessors reserves the right to disqualify any participating institutions who provide incorrect or insufficient information.

  GAF reserves the right to call off the rating for any particular region or nation or country in the event of insufficient number of participating institutions.

  GAR Assessors reserves the right to disqualify any entry that they believe in its sole discretion to be in breach of these terms and conditions.

  Rating will be done on the basis of information provided by the institution with supporting evidences and information available on public domain.

  Institution agrees to provide GAF additional supporting information and documents on request by the GAF authority for evidence clarification purposes.

  Rating Decisions taken by Global Academic Forum (GAF) are final and Global Academic Forum (GAF) will not be held responsible for any positioning in rating in any condition.

  GAF reserves the right to call off or reschedule the rating issue at any time.

  By agreeing these terms and conditions the user(Institution) hereby certify that the statements and information entered in the GAR Portal are true and correct and the user(Institution) authorize GAF to investigate all statements, information and evidence contained in GAR Portal, unless stated in writing to the contrary.

  By agreeing these terms and conditions the user (Institution) hereby authorize GAF to use data entered in the GAR Portal for rating assessment purposes.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Global Academic Forum, its officials and assigns from and against any and all liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees, caused by or arising out of claims based upon the use of our Service and contravention of any terms and conditions herein for availing of this service, including any claim

Disclaimer Policy

Each User (Institution) acknowledges and agrees that they use this Service at their own risk. The GAF does not guarantee the security of any data transmission using this Service. The GAF or its partners will not have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage (including without limitation direct or indirect, special or consequential loss, destruction or damage) howsoever arising from or in respect of any use or misuse of this Service.

Refund Policy

The Registration fee for GAR 2016 is Non-Refundable under any circumstances. However, in the rare case of ratings not being published due to GAF or its constituents lapse or any policy changes on which the registered entity doesn’t have any control, GAF under its sole discretion may offer the following options:

Refund the entire Fee within a period of 30 days from the publishing of GAR 2016

Allow the participant to keep the Fee in our Wallet and use the same for next year’s GAR.In this case, even if there’s an increase in the fee in subsequent years, no additional amount need to be paid by the participant.

Under no circumstances, the Fee is transferable or can be exchanged for any other offerings or products of GAF or GAR.

Any decision in this regard would be at the sole discretion of GAF alone and the same shall be final and binding on the parties concerned.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

Global Academic Forum reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any time. Changes to this terms and conditions are effective as of the stated “Last Update” and your continued use of the Service on or after the Last Update date will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.

Got any Questions?

If you have any questions (or comments) concerning this Terms and Conditions, please email us at legal@globalacademicforum.org.