Terms of Use 


OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (“OCCA”) maintains this website, any courses offered and other linked and related sites (the “Site”) for the use of its customers, vendors, students, and other Site users (“Users”) upon agreement to the following terms. Please read the terms carefully before using the Site. Use of this website indicates acceptance of these “Terms of Use” and forms a binding agreement between you and OCCA. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this Site. 


1. Definitions 

“Confidential Information” means information provided by one party to the other in written, graphic, recorded, machine readable or other form concerning the business, clients, suppliers, finances and other areas of the other party’s business or products, including, without limitation, the Course Materials, but does not include information in the public domain other than through the default of the party disclosing the information, information required to be disclosed by any court or regulatory authority, or any information already in the possession or control of the disclosing party. 


“Course Materials” means the information provided by OCCA to accompany a course provided as part of the Services in hard copy or electronic form. 


“Fees” means the fees paid by you to OCCA for the Services. 


“Intellectual Property Rights” means copyright, rights in or relating to databases, patent rights, performers’ rights, designs and registered designs, trademarks, rights in or relating to Confidential Information and other intellectual property rights (registered or unregistered) throughout the world. 


“Online Course” means the delivery by us of an online course pursuant to which you learn course materials remotely. 


“Services” means the provision of the Online Course and/or the Taught Course and/or the Course Materials together with such other services as agreed from time to time and purchased by you through the Website or by telephone. 


“Taught Course” means a course taught by us in a classroom setting to which you attend in person. 


“Website” means www.theocca.orgwww.occacourses.thinkific.com   


“You” means the individual purchasing the Services. 


2. The Services 

2.1. A description of the Services together with the dates on which the Services will begin are available on our Website.  We will provide the Services with reasonable care and skill in accordance with the description set out on the Website. 


2.2. We reserve the right to vary or withdraw any of the Services described on the Website without notice. 


2.3. We expect you to confirm that the Services you are purchasing will meet your needs.  We do not make any guarantee to you that you will obtain a particular result, professional qualification or employment opportunity from your purchase and completion of any of the Services. 


3. Ordering Services 

In order to purchase any of the Services on-line you must register for an account with us using our service provider Thinkific via the Website.  If you already have an account you can log into your account using your user name and password. 


4. Cancellation and Variation 

4. If you have purchased an Online Course and have already accessed and/or started to use that Online Course then you shall have no right to cancel your order. Any cancellation and / or variation of course dates will be at the entire discretion of OCCA. 


5. Fees 

5.1. The Fees for the Services shall be as set out on the Website or as told to you over the telephone at the time you placed an order for them.  


5.2. Fees for the Service selected by you on the Website or purchased over the telephone shall be debited from your credit / debit card at the time of purchase.  Fees must be paid in full prior to you attending any Taught Course or accessing any Online Course. 


5.3. Any fees charged by your debit or credit card provider in connection with your purchase of Services are for your own account and OCCA shall not be responsible for these. 


5.4. You shall be responsible for all costs you incur in connection with your attendance at any Taught Courses or your access onto any Online Course. 


6. Liability 

In no event will OCCA, its suppliers, or other third parties mentioned at this Site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lower test scores, interruption of services or inaccurate information) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of the use of this Site, any websites liked to this Site, or the Materials or information contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the Materials or information from this Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof. 


7. Intellectual Property 

7.1. All Intellectual Property Rights in the Course Materials, Online Courses and the speeches made by trainers at the Taught Courses are, and remain, the intellectual property of OCCA or its licensors, whether adapted, written for or customised for the Client or not. 


7.2. You are not authorised to:

(i) copy, modify, reproduce, re-publish, sub-licence, sell, upload, broadcast, post, transmit or distribute any of the Course Materials without prior written permission;

(ii) record on video or audio tape, relay by videophone or other means the Online Course or Taught Course given;

(iii) use the Course Materials in the provision of any other course or training whether given by us or any third party trainer;

(iv) remove any copyright or other notice of OCCA on the Course Materials;

(v) modify, adapt, merge, translate, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer (save to the extent permitted by law) any software forming part of the Online Courses. 

Breach by you of this clause 7.2 shall allow us to immediately terminate these terms and conditions with you and cease to provide you with any Services, including but not limited to access to the Online Courses. 


7.3. In consideration of the Fees paid by you, we grant to you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use the Course Materials and the software in respect of the Online Course for the sole purpose of completing the Online Course and / or attending the Taught Course. 


8. Confidentiality 

8.1. Each party shall keep the other party’s Confidential Information strictly confidential and not use it otherwise than for the purposes of these terms and conditions, and shall return it on demand and not retain copies of it. 


8.2. Either party may disclose Confidential Information to its legal and other advisors for the purposes of obtaining advice from them. 


8.3. This clause shall continue notwithstanding termination of these terms and conditions. 


9. Termination 

9.1. We shall be entitled to terminate these terms and conditions and cease to provide you with any Services with immediate effect in the event that you: 

  1. fail to pay when due your Fees; 

  1. act in an aggressive, bullying, offensive, threatening or harassing manner towards any employee of OCCA, any teacher or lecturer who provides the Taught Courses or any student who attends any Taught Course; 

  1. cheat or plagiarise any work which you are required to prepare or submit in connection with the Services or during any examination taken in connection with the Services; 

  1. steal or act in fraudulent or deceitful manner towards us or our employees or any other students who may be on our premises or attending our Taught Courses; 

  1. intentionally or recklessly damage our property or the property of our employees or other students attending our premises;

  1. are intoxicated through alcohol or illegal drugs while on our premises; 

  1. commit any criminal offence committed on our premises or where the victim is our employee or student;

  1. are in breach of these terms and conditions. 


9.2. On termination clause 6 (liability), 7 (intellectual property rights), 8 (confidentiality) and 10 (restrictions) shall continue notwithstanding such termination. 


10. Assignment 

Any Services provided by us under these terms and conditions are personal to you and cannot be transferred or assigned to any other person. 


11. Entire Agreement 

These terms and conditions, together with the Website Disclaimer and Course Specific Terms and Conditions are the entire agreement between the parties and supersede any prior agreements and arrangements, whether written or oral. You confirm that you have not relied on any representations in entering into these and any other terms and conditions with us.  Nothing in this clause or terms and conditions shall limit liability for any fraudulent misrepresentation. 


12. Force Majeure 

OCCA shall not be liable to you for any breach of its obligations or termination under these terms and conditions arising from causes beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes and other Acts of God, terrorism, strikes, delay caused by transport disputes, failure to provide a course caused by a death in the trainer’s family, illness of the trainer, Government edict or regulation. 


13. Data Protection 

13.1. The nature of the Services provided by us means that we will obtain, use and disclose (together "Use") certain information about you ("Data"). This statement sets out the principles governing our Use of Data. By purchasing the Services you agree to this Use. 


13.2. When you register with us you will need to provide certain Data such as your contact details and demographic information. We will store this Data and use it to contact you, provide you with details of the Services you have purchased and otherwise as required during the normal provision of the course. 


13.3. We may also use the above Data, and similar Data you provide us in response to surveys, to aggregate user profiles and, unless you click on the relevant button on the Registration Form, provide you with communications. We will not pass any personal data onto anyone outside of OCCA. 


13.4. To enable us to monitor and improve our Services, we may gather certain aggregated information about you, including details of your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address, the URL you came from and go to and the parts of the Website you visit. 


13.5. We use information such as your User ID, session identifiers and password to enable us to identify whether you are using our services, assist with the provision of services and to ensure that you have access to relevant products. We will only read cookies from your cookie file placed there through your web browser's interaction with the Website. 


13.6. Our products may link to third party websites and we are not responsible for their data policies or procedures or their content. 


13.7. OCCA endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal Data, but cannot guarantee the security of any Data you disclose. You accept the inherent security implications of being and transacting on-line over the internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security. 


13.8. OCCA may supplement the information that you provide with information we receive from third parties, such as exam registration bodies or your employer. 


13.9. If you wish to change or update the data we hold about you, please e-mail admin@theocca.org or contact us on +44 1865 302 900 


14. Law and Jurisdiction 

This Agreement is subject to English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in connection with any dispute hereunder. 


15. Notices 

You can contact us by any of the following methods: 

Email: admin@theocca.org 

Post: OCCA, 76 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6JT 

Telephone: +44 1865 302 900