Terms and conditions

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These are the terms and conditions (the ‘Terms’) on which you may make use of the website www.kastu.pl  and Kastu application platform (a ‘Website’), whether as a guest or a registered user. By using the Website, regardless of how you access it, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them.

If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using the Website.

1. About Kastu and our services

1.1 We are Kastu International, a company registered in Lithuania with company number 302103596 whose registered address is at Pramones 97, Vilnius, Lithuania (‘Kastu’, ‘we’, ‘us’).

1.2 You can contact us by telephone on +370 614 83014, by email to info@kastu.lt or in writing to the above address.

1.3 Our role is to organize admissions process to higher education institutions for potential students. 

1.4 When using the website as a registered user in order to apply for studies in one of our partner higher education institution(s), you grant to Kastu the right:

1.4.1 to collect and store the personal data (in accordance with our privacy policy) you provide on the application form, as well as transfer it to third parties in other countries, such as higher education institutions or other online application systems (including, but not limited to UCAS in the United Kingdom, Studielink in the Netherlands, Optagelse in Denmark) in order to submit applications for admission to the higher education institution of your choice on your behalf;

1.4.2 to administer your application process and follow up your application situation;

1.4.3 to administer your profile and application form at Kastu.

1.4.4 to request and receive information on your enrolment (including examinations) from the higher education institutions of your choice;

1.4.5 to provide you with information on education opportunities relevant to you to advance your education;

1.4.6 to provide you with information on job opportunities relevant to you to advance your career;

1.4.7 to conduct statistics and reports and historical overviews to understand education trends;

1.4.8 to share your e-mail address with other students who are accepted (receive acceptance letter) to the same higher education institution in order, you could contact and meet each other before going to study abroad.

2. Changes to the Terms

2.1 We reserve the right at all times to vary, change, alter, amend, add to or remove any of these Terms. Please ensure that you review these Terms each time you use the Website as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the Website after the variation has been posted.

2.2 The current draft of these Terms was adopted and published on 9 May 2018.


3. Information about you and your confirmation

3.1 We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

3.2 You will be asked to register, using certain personal details, before being given access to certain areas of our Website, including in order to make an application to the higher education institution using our application platform. We may use the details you provide in future to contact you in accordance with our privacy policy. You agree to disclose true and complete information during the account registration process and in your application form, and to update your information if and when it changes. 

3.3 You confirm that you have been informed that:

3.3.1 Your application may not be transferred to the higher education institution of your choice if you have not paid the application fee; or the application can fail to meet the deadline if the payment is late;

3.3.2 Kastu does not guarantee you a study place at the higher education institution of your choice;

3.3.3 Kastu will do its best to help students during the application process but shall not be liable for: The higher education institution not considering your application if you were late to fulfill any of the application requirements; Technical or human errors that can occur on the webpage or during the application transferring process; The changes in the application requirements or procedures made by higher education institution; Higher education institution canceling a study programme you have applied for;

3.3.4 In case of rejection by the higher education institution (s) of your choice Kastu can offer additional alternative study options to apply for.

3.4 You authorize the higher education institution to reveal information concerning your application to Kastu (such as status of application, acceptance, and etc).

4. Access to and use of our Website

4.1 You may only use the Website for lawful purposes. When using the Website, you must not:

4.1.1 decrypt, extract, disassemble, reverse-engineer or decompile the Website

4.1.2 use the Website in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect

4.1.3 include any portion of the Website in any other software program

4.1.4 develop methods to enable unauthorised parties to use the Website

4.1.5 create any modifications or derivative works directly or indirectly using the Website, or components thereof

4.1.6 knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware of the Website

4.1.7 damage, interfere with or disrupt the Website in any way

4.1.8 use the Website or information obtained from 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)

4.1.9 use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful, improper or illegal, or in breach of any, or for the purpose of breaching any, law

4.1.10 use the Website in a way which infringes the rights of or harasses anyone else, is harmful to, or otherwise restricts or inhibits anyone else's use and enjoyment of the Website

4.1.11 use the Website to impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity

4.1.12 post comments about yourself which are not in good faith and in accordance with your honestly held beliefs

4.1.13 use the Website for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way

4.1.14 use contact details obtained using the Website to harass any person

4.2 Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. 

4.3 We will use our reasonable endeavours to make the Website available but cannot guarantee that the Website will operate continuously or without interruption or be error-free. You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website and, in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router or any other internet connected device. You are also advised to use the appropriate antivirus software before and during access to the Website.

4.4 We reserve the right, at any time and for any reason or none, to suspend or terminate your access to, or use of, the Website, or any part thereof. We may also restrict access to some parts of our Website to users who have registered with us.

4.5 Where you choose or are provided with an e-mail, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. Please ensure that you log off when not using the Website and ensure that devices which you use to access the Website are securely locked when not in your possession. You must notify us if you suspect there has been any unauthorised use of your e-mail or password or any other breach of security.

4.6 We have the right to disable any e-mail or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms. We will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your e-mail or password contrary to these Terms. You may not use another person's account at any time without the express permission of the account holder. 

5. Intellectual property rights 

5.1 We are the owner or licensee of all copyright and other intellectual property rights in any material contained on the Website.

5.2 You may access any part of the Website and download or copy material (by printing off individual pages onto paper) or download material on to disk (but not on to any server or other device connected to a network) for personal non-commercial use only. The intellectual property rights in such material shall be retained by Kastu or, where the material has been licensed to Kastu, by the owners of the rights in the material. Copying, distributing or any use of the material contained on the Website for any commercial purpose is prohibited.

5.3 The Website contains trademarks which belong to Kastu or which have been licensed to Kastu by the trademark owners. Any use of these trademarks by you is forbidden unless prior written permission has been obtained from the trademark owner. Kastu will take legal action against any individual or organisation which seeks to use Kastu name, material, logos or trademarks for unlawful purposes.

5.4 You may not remove any copyright, trademark or intellectual property notices contained in the original material from any material downloaded or copied from the Website.

5.5 You may not create a database by systematically downloading substantial parts of the Website.

5.6 Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms, or any document referenced in them, are reserved to Kastu.

6. Links to other websites

6.1 Kastu provides links to website and other resources provided by third parties, and aims to link to websites that we feel will enhance your experience by offering useful background knowledge, specialist advice and information, and informed commentary and views. We only provide links to websites which we hope enhance your experience of using the Website; please tell us if they don’t. 

6.2 The existence of links from the Website to external websites does not mean that we endorse or promote those websites, the views of their developers, products or services made available on them. We have no control over the content of those external websites or other third party resources, and accept no responsibility for and exclude all liability that may arise with respect to them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

6.3 We receive no payment or payment in kind in respect of websites or other resources to which links are provided. If content is sponsored, or if it is included within the context of an advert, we make this clear. We normally link to content which is free to access, but you may sometimes be asked to register or subscribe to an offer or service once you leave the Website, by the operator of a linked website. We will not link to websites which require you to pay before you view the content on them.

6.4 We fix or remove missing, broken, or redirected links whenever we find them. If you spot anything which isn’t working in the way you would expect it to, please let us know.

7. Disclaimer and limitation of liability

7.1 Kastu has taken care to ensure that the information on the Website is correct. However, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to: (i) its accuracy; or (ii) its availability, and Kastu does not accept any liability for error or omission. Kastu is not responsible for how the information is used, how it is interpreted or what reliance is placed on it. We do not guarantee that the information on the Website is fit for any particular purpose. You should also be aware that the availability of courses of study is subject to conditions applied by individual institutions at their sole discretion.

7.2 The content of the Website is for general information only and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation upon which a specific decision should be made. Kastu has taken steps to ensure the materials contained on its Website are current and accurate, but to the fullest extent permitted by law Kastu hereby excludes any warranty, whether express or implied, by statute at common law or otherwise, relating to the Website and the material contained on the Website. In particular (but without limitation of the above), Kastu gives no warranties as to quality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of the Website or of the material contained in it.

7.3 To the fullest extent permitted by law, Kastu shall not be liable for any claims, costs, penalties, loss (whether direct, indirect or consequential and whether economic or special loss of any nature), damages or expenses arising from the use or from the inability to use the Website. Kastu does not accept liability from reliance on information or advice contained on the Website or from any unauthorised access or alteration to the Website by a third party.

7.4 Whilst the Website may from time to time contain advertising material, Kastu does not endorse or accept any liability for any of the products or services so advertised, or for any error or inaccuracy in the advertisements. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Website complies with all relevant laws.

7.5 We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these Terms caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs, or other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, or flood, fire, explosion or accident.

7.6 Nothing in these Terms shall exclude liability for death or personal injury directly caused by our negligence, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. 

8. General

8.1 These Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Lithuania. The courts of Lithuania shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or other matters arising therefrom, without prejudice to Kastu right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of residence of any user of the Website.

8.2 If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms which shall continue to have full force and effect.

8.3 The failure by us to exercise any right or remedy under these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.