Mapúa Digital Academics’ (MDA) products and services are provided by Malayan Colleges, Inc. (operating under the name Mapúa Institute of Technology).

The Terms and Conditions govern your use of MDA's platform and other products and services. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully, and contact us for inquiries and clarifications. By using our Services, you agree to abide by these Terms, including the policies referenced in these Terms.

MDA offers online courses and opportunities for learning interaction between student–professor and student–student.

Online Conduct

As users of our online platform, you are responsible for your behavior online. You must not attempt to hack the site, or mine passwords, or have unauthorized access to the site, networks, and servers of MDA. You should not use the site in a manner intending to damage, disable, overburden, breach, or impair its integrity.

You are not allowed to post threatening and disrespectful language. Do not post spam or irrelevant content or any commercial advertisements. Do not post contents that are pornographic, violent, and sexual in nature. Posting of malicious, misleading, discriminatory, or false information will not be tolerated and may be subject to the legal or administrative action to protect the rights of Mapúa Institute of Technology.

Using Mapúa Digital Academics

Who May Use Mapúa Digital Academics’ Services

You may use MDA’s Services only under a binding contract with Mapúa Institute of Technology, and only if you comply with these Terms and all applicable laws. When you create your MDA account, and subsequently when you use certain features, you must provide us with accurate and complete information, and you agree to update your information to keep it accurate and complete. Use of false or inaccurate information may result in denial of use or suspension of your account. Any use or access by anyone under the age of 13 is strictly prohibited, and certain courses/programs may have additional requirements and/or restrictions.

Our License to You

Subject to these Terms and our policies, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use our Services. You may download content from our Services only for your personal, non-commercial use, unless you obtain Mapúa Institute of Technology’s written permission to use the content otherwise. You also agree that you will create, access, and/or use only one user account, and you will not share with any third party access to or access information for your account. Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access.

Our Courses

Course Modifications

Mapúa Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel, interrupt, or reschedule any course or to modify any course content or the point value or weight of any assignment, quiz, or other assessment.

Your Content

User Content

The Services enable you to share your content, such as homework, quizzes, exams, projects, and other assignments you submit, posts you make in the forums, and the like ("User Content"), with Mapúa Institute of Technology, instructors, and/or other users. You retain all intellectual property rights in, and are responsible for, the User Content you share.

How Mapúa and Others May Use User Content

To the extent that you provide User Content, you grant Mapúa Institute of Technology a fully transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to copy, distribute, modify, create derivative works based on, publicly perform, publicly display, and otherwise use the User Content. This license includes granting Mapúa Institute of Technology the right to authorize participating institutions to use User Content with their registered students and on-campus learners independent of the Services. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights Mapúa Institute of Technology may have to User Content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms.

Feedback

We welcome suggestions, ideas, comments, and other feedback regarding the Services. By submitting any feedback, you grant us the right to use the feedback without any restriction or any compensation to you. By accepting your feedback, Mapúa Institute of Technology does not waive any rights to use similar or related feedback previously known to Mapúa Institute of Technology, developed by its employees or contractors, or obtained from other sources.

Security

We care about the security of our users. While we work to protect the security of your account and related information, Mapúa Institute of Technology cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please email helpdesk@mapua.edu.ph immediately for any suspected or compromised, unlawful or unauthorized use of your account.

Third Party Content

Through the Services, you will have the ability to access and/or use content provided by instructors, other users, and/or other third parties and links to websites and services maintained by third parties. Mapúa Institute of Technology cannot guarantee that such third party content, in the Services or elsewhere, will be free of material you may find objectionable or otherwise inappropriate or of malware or other contaminants that may harm your computer, mobile device, or any files therein. Mapúa Institute of Technology disclaims any responsibility or liability related to your access or use of such third party content.

Intellectual Property Policy

Mapúa Institute of Technology respects the intellectual property rights of our users and other third parties and expects our users to do the same when using the Services. We have adopted and implemented the Mapúa Intellectual Property Policy in accordance with applicable law, including the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (RA 8293), and which policy applies to your use of the Services in relation to the content which you submit as part of the course taken.

Education Research

Mapúa Institute of Technology is committed to advancing the science of learning and teaching, and records of your participation in courses may be used for education research, as per the Mapúa Privacy Policy. In the interest of this research, you may be exposed to variations in the course content. Research findings will typically be reported at the aggregate level. Your personal identity will not be publicly disclosed in any research findings without your express consent.

Paid Services

Mapúa Institute of Technology offers paid Services for a fee. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in Philippine Peso (PhP). You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes in a timely manner with a payment mechanism associated with the applicable paid Services. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees using other collection mechanisms. Fees may vary based on your location and other factors, and Mapúa Institute of Technology reserves the right to change any fees at any time at its sole discretion. Any change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting through the relevant Services. Refunds for overpayment or cancellation of enrollment may be available for paid Services as described in our Refund Policy.

Modifying and Terminating our Services

We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functions, features, or requirements, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether. Accordingly, Mapúa Institute of Technology may terminate your use of any Service for any reason. If your use of a paid Service is terminated, a refund may be available under our Refund Policy. None of Mapúa Institute of Technology, its participating instructors, its contributors, sponsors, and other business partners, and their employees, contractors, and other agents shall have any liability to you for any such action. You can stop using our Services at any time.

Disclaimers

THE SERVICES AND ALL INCLUDED CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE MAPÚA PARTY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. THE MAPÚA PARTY FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR ANY RELATED CONTENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR SUCH CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, MAPÚA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM: (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (B) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY PARTY OTHER THAN THE APPLICABLE MAPÚA PARTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT; OR (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT OR INFORMATION.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS TERMS OF USE REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND MAPÚA , AND THAT THESE LIMITATIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS TO COURSERA'S ABILITY TO MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE BASIS.

YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO THE SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Mapúa from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses, and damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, made by any third party related to: (a) your use or attempted use of the Services in violation of these Terms; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party; or (c) User Content, including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.

General Terms

Revisions to the Terms

We reserve the right to revise the Terms at our sole discretion at any time. Any revisions to the Terms will be effective immediately upon posting by us. For any material changes to the Terms, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of such changes. In all cases, your continued use of the Services after publication of such changes, with or without notification, constitutes binding acceptance of the revised Terms.

Severability; Waiver

If it turns out that a particular provision of these Terms is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms. If you do not comply with these Terms, and we do not take immediate action, this does not indicate that we relinquish any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

Mapúa Digital Academics Honor Code

By enrolling in Mapúa University’s Digital Academics, I agree that I will:

  • Complete all my academic requirements on my own, unless collaboration on an assignment is permitted by the professor.
  • Maintain only one user account and not disclose my username and password to anyone.
  • Not engage in any act of dishonesty and plagiarism
  • Abide with pertinent guidelines in the University’s Student Discipline Handbook and Student Handbook, when applicable.

Violations

If you are found to have violated the MDA Terms and Conditions and the Honor Code, you may be subject to any of the following sanctions:

  • Receiving a zero, a no credit, or a failed mark for an academic requirement
  • Having your diploma and/or transcript of records withheld or revoked
  • Being removed from the course
  • Termination or suspension of use of account or from the site
  • Other appropriate sanctions as stipulated in the Student Discipline Handbook.
  • If such violation also constitutes a violation of applicable Philippine laws, criminal or civil actions may be instituted against you.

Referenced Policies

Legal Policy
Privacy Policy
Data Privacy Policy Statement
Student Discipline Handbook (PDF)