Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Important things you need to know when using www.qschina.cn.
Welcome to www.qschina.cn ("the Website"). Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) carefully before using the Website.
Under each section there is additional text (in italics) which explains what each section means for you and your use of the Website.
By accessing and using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. We may change these Terms from time to time by updating this page. You should review this page regularly.
By using www.qschina.cn you are agreeing with the Terms and Conditions set out in this document.
Who we are
Website is brought to you by QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited of 1 Tranley Mews, Fleet Road, London NW3 2DG ("QS"). QS is registered in England and Wales under company number 02563879. QS is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector.
The Website is owned and controlled by QS - a group of companies all owned by QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited.
These rankings are independent and objective assessments by QS based on the available data and evaluation criteria and QS current ranking methodology. They are a comparative analysis based on specific criteria, not an endorsement of any individual educational institution by QS.
Prospective students and those advising them are advised to carry out additional research and due diligence when selecting an educational institution. QS encourages them to consider multiple factors, such as accreditation, reputation, faculty qualifications, facilities, and student reviews, in addition to rankings.
The QS World University Rankings are independent and based on available data as well as QS current ranking methodology.
Our policies set out how we use any personal information collected.
You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not violate any applicable laws or regulations. You are prohibited from engaging in any conduct that may harm, disable, or impair the Website or interfere with any other user's use and enjoyment of the Website.
You are responsible for using the website for its intended purpose only.
Certain features of the Website may require you to create a user account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account credentials and for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account.
If you register an account on our website, you’ll need to give us some personal details. Once your account is set up, you’ll be responsible for keeping your account details safe and making sure that no one else uses your account.
All content and materials available on the Website, including but not limited to the QS World University Rankings, text, graphics, logos, images, videos, audio clips, data compilations, and software, are the property of QS or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
Content received through www.qschina.cn may be displayed, reformatted and printed for your personal, non-commercial use only. By accessing www.qschina.cn, you agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, display, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate the content from https://qschina.cn to anyone, including but not limited to others in the same company or organisation, without the express prior written consent of QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. You may not reconfigure the data or content in any way. If reproducing any part of the data, you must maintain the layout and content as displayed on https://qschina.cn.
You may reproduce, distribute, display or transmit the data from the QS World University Rankings as displayed on www.qschina.cn, provided that original source attribution and all copyright and other proprietary rights notices are included alongside any such portion of the content in the same form in which said notices appear on www.qschina.cn and the phrase “With permission from QS Quacquarelli Symonds”. Hyperlinks in all notices must be retained. A typical notice beneath a sourced table would appear thus:
Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds (www.qs.com). With permission.
Copyright © QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd.
If you wish to use any part of the Website including the QS World University Rankings for commercial purposes you should contact email@example.com
We own or license all the intellectual property rights in the website and services.
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, QS and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, and licensors shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website.
You use our website and services at your own risk.
You agree to indemnify and hold QS and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, and licensors harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or related to your use of the Website or any violation of these Terms.
You will be responsible for paying for specific damages that arise out of any loss that you have caused.
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from the Website.
We cannot accept responsibility for your data whilst using this website.
QS reserves the right to delete, modify or update the Website or these Terms at any time without prior notice. It is your responsibility to review these terms periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Website after any modifications to these terms will constitute your acceptance of such changes.
From time to time we may change a website or service that we provide.
“QS” may contain references to third-party websites. Any such websites or hyperlinks are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any reference or hyperlink to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party website may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party’s website.
We do not accept responsibility for any third-party websites.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any legal action or proceeding arising out of or related to these terms shall be brought exclusively in the courts of England, and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.
These Terms are a contract between you and us, and any dispute will be settled in court.