Terms and Conditions of Use
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Sterling International Consulting is a consulting company only and we do not issue ISO certificates. ISO certificates are issued by independent third-party organizations upon completion of the audit and satisfactory closure of audit findings. We have no conflict of interest with any ISO certification bodies and our consulting services and their certification audit and issuance of ISO certificates are independent activities.
Sterling International Consulting is not related to ISO – International Organization for Standardization and has no relation whatsoever with them. We are an independent process management consulting organization providing services for various standards published by the International Organization for Standardization. We respect their trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property and do not claim ownership thereof whatsoever. Any reference to ISO, their trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property in this website are only for representation/information purposes and Sterling International Consulting does not claim nor represent any ownership thereof.
These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”) govern your access to, use of and reliance upon this website(s) provided by Sterling International Consulting, hereinafter “SIC Website”, including SMS, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads, and commerce services that link to these Terms (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Services”) and any information, text, links, graphics, photos, audio, videos, or other materials or arrangements of materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services (hereinafter collectively referred to as “SIC Website Content”).
1. Your acknowledgement of the terms and conditions of use
By accessing the SIC Website you, the user, acknowledge and confirm that you have read, understood, and agree to the following terms and conditions of use. Furthermore, you agree to be bound by all applicable laws as well as any other applicable rules and conditions. If you do not understand or agree with these terms and conditions you must stop accessing and using the SIC Website.
2. Scope of right to use
2.1 All text footage, pictures, graphics, software, applications, sound samples, animations videos, corporate logos and brands, the layout of the SIC Website, as well as other content contained in the SIC Website, hereinafter jointly referred to as “SIC Website Content”, are protected by trademark and copyright law and other laws for the protection of intellectual property and may be subject to third parties’ rights. Third-party logos and/or company/trade names used on the SIC website are only for purposes of showcasing our capabilities and experience in the domain of ISO and we Sterling International Consulting does not claim those ownership over said logos and/or company/trade names.
2.2 Sterling International Consulting does not grant any license rights or other rights regarding the use of the intellectual property rights in the SIC Website Content, unless otherwise specified herein. The copying, distributing, reproducing, forwarding, otherwise using of these intellectual property rights in the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content including the making available to third parties is not permitted without the prior written consent of Sterling International Consulting.
2.3 The user is only permitted to view and use the SIC Website Content for his own personal, non-commercial use as part of his use of the SIC Website. The user is also permitted to produce a single copy of the SIC Website for his personal, non-commercial use, on the condition that the content is not altered in the course of copying and all references to intellectual property rights are retained in the copy, or inserted if only extracts from the SIC Website are used.
2.4 The content of press releases and other documents classified as public may be used in public communications save the condition that the permission granted hereunder does not apply to those parts of public documents which are protected by trademark or copyright law, or other legal regulations. Any use of such material is made in the sole responsibility of the user.
2.5 Access to or use of the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content from countries, where this access or this use is unlawful, is not permitted. In this case, and if the user wants to enter into business relations with Sterling International Consulting, the user should contact representatives of Sterling International Consulting in the respective country.
2.6 Any other use of the SIC Website as well as the SIC Website Content is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions.
3. Restrictions of Use
3.1 The user must in particular not, without the prior written consent of Sterling International Consulting,
- use the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose;
- use any registered or unregistered trademarks or signs on the SIC Website or in the SIC Website Content without the prior written consent of the respective owner;
- translate, modify, adapt, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the SIC Website or SIC Website Content in whole or in part;
- remove any notice of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights from the SIC Website Content;
- frame or otherwise embed SIC Website Content in your or a third party website;
- mirror any part of the SIC Website;
- create a database by systematically storing and downloading all or any SIC Website Content; or
- use any robot, spider, site search application or retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content.
3.2 Sterling International Consulting reserves the right to deny access to the SIC Website at any time.
5. No Warranties
5.1 Sterling International Consulting does not give any express or implied warranties, nor does it make any representations, nor does it assume any responsibility that
- the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content are available without interruption;
- the use of the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content will not infringe any third party rights;
o the SIC Website as well as the SIC Website Content are free from errors or are complete, accurate or up-to-date at all times;
- other web pages accessed by hyperlinks from the SIC Website, irrespective of whether these belong to affiliated companies of Sterling International Consulting or third parties, do not infringe third party rights or are free from errors, or that applicable data protection provisions are complied with; or that
- the SIC Website is free from viruses, bugs, malware, or similar malicious programs.
5.2 We may need to interrupt your access to the SIC Website to perform maintenance or emergency services on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. You agree that your access to the SIC Website may be affected by unanticipated or unscheduled downtime, for any reason, but that we shall have no liability for any damage or loss caused as a result of such downtime.
5.3 Any forward-looking statements made on the SIC Website are based on the beliefs and judgement of the management of Sterling International Consulting at the time of their publication and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties. No assurance is given that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and complete. Sterling International Consulting is under no obligation towards the user to update such forward-looking statements and accepts no liability whatsoever for these statements.
5.4 Contacting and/or engaging the services of Sterling International Consulting does not necessarily mean that the company/entity that has contacted us will get an ISO certificate. Said company/entity needs to go through the process of training, documentation, implementation, internal audits and certification audit to get ISO certificate by demonstrating the conformity to the respective ISO Standards.
6. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
6.1 Sterling International Consulting does not accept any liability for:
- defects in rights regarding the SIC Website or SIC Website Content;
- any loss or damage arising as a result of inhibited access or non-accessibility of the SIC Website as well as SIC Website Content;
- any loss or damage, which may arise from the use of the SIC Website or of any of the SIC Website Content; or
- the availability of the content of third-party websites or any loss or damage resulting from their use, regardless of the purpose of use.
6.2 The SIC Website and the SIC Website Content are operated and managed by Sterling International Consulting and/or its affiliate companies. Save the provisions herein, the SIC Website and the SIC Website Content take into account the requirements of the country, in which the Sterling International Consulting company in charge is based. Sterling International Consulting accepts no responsibility if (i) the SIC Website is accessed, or (ii) if the SIC Website Content is used or downloaded from the SIC Website, in places outside the country concerned. When the user accesses the SIC Website from places outside the country concerned, the user is solely responsible for complying with the regulations that apply in accordance with their respective national laws.
7. Third Party Content and Links to Third Party Sites
7.1 Your use of any Third Party product, service and/or Linked Site is solely at your own risk. Without limiting the Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability set out in these Terms and Conditions, Sterling International Consulting has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for:
(i) any information provided by any Third Party on the Site or any Linked Site, including any product or service claim, warranty, representation, promotion or contest; or
(ii) any Third Party action, non-action, products or services.
A Linked Site will let you leave the SIC Website and connect you with a Third Party website. Sterling International Consulting does not control or operate the Linked Sites. We are not responsible for the content or security of any Linked Site.
8. Amendments to the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content or Terms and Conditions
8.1 Sterling International Consulting reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to make amendments or additions, to the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content.
8.2 Sterling International Consulting reserves the right to change these terms and conditions of use from time to time at its sole discretion without any obligation to inform the user. The user agrees that his continued use of the SIC Website constitutes his consent to respective changes of the terms and conditions as applicable.
9. Violation of these Terms and Conditions
9.1 Sterling International Consulting reserves the right to deny the user’s access to the SIC Website in whole or in part at any time in case of the user’s non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions or the user’s infringement of the rights of Sterling International Consulting in the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content or any third parties’ rights.
9.2 Furthermore, the user herewith indemnifies and holds harmless Sterling International Consulting from and against all claims and damages arising out of or in connection with (i) the use of, or activities in connection with, the SIC Website and SIC Website Content, or (ii) any violation of these Terms and Conditions by the user.
10. Applicable Law
These Terms and Conditions and all questions and disputes relating to the use of the SIC Website or the SIC Website Content are exclusively subject to the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. All disputes related to these Terms and Conditions or the Services will be brought solely in a court of competent jurisdiction in the Republic of the Philippines, and you consent to personal jurisdiction and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.
In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect. Sterling International Consulting’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.
This policy was last updated on September 07, 2021