Terms of Use

Terms of Use

It is the objective of the DBA Compass Team to provide users with the optimal service. This includes transparency about what we are doing and what we are not doing. Please read the following terms of use carefully and contact us anytime if something is unclear, if you have questions or suggestions.

Do we recommend academic programs or institutions?
Please understand that we do not give any recommendations about specific programs or universities published on this website. The DBA Compass is a platform for users to inform themselves about DBA programs and academic institutions. It is solely at the users' disposal, however, to interpret the information or draw any conclusions from it. Having said that, some academic programs or institutions are featured - either in the section "Featured programs" or through banners. This also is no recomendation from the DBA Compass team but comercial advertisement.

Legal disclaimer
We try to provide our users with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. However, we can not guarantee that the information published on this website is correct. Users are responsible by themselves for researching the information they are interested in, for example by directly contacting the respective universities of interest. We do not take responsibility for any damage caused by wrong information on our website. However, we would be happy if you inform us about flaws or missing programs on our website.

Opportunity to request information from universities
At some university or program profiles, users of the DBA Compass find a "Request Info" button by which they have the opportunity to send a request for information (e.g., brochures) directly to the respective academic institution. After pressing the button, they can write a quick message and indicate which programs they are interested in. Once they press the Send-Button, their message is send via email to the respective academic institution, with a brief introductory statement of the DBA Compass team in the beginning. After receiving this email, universities can directly contact the user and provide him or her with the required information. Please note that the decision to answer and when to answer lies totally in the hands of the academic institution. We give no guarantee if and when the institution answers. However, we will be happy to support you in contacting the respective institution should you not get a response.

Giving a comment on our articles
In some sections of this website, e.g. NEWS, users have the opportunity to comment articles. We claim the right to delete comments once they were misused in a sense that they do not refer to the respective article or use a not acceptable style of language. It is explicitly not our goal to censor comments in any way - but we want to safeguad against potential misuses of the comment function.

Use of the Ask an Expert Forum
DBA Compass includes a discussion board (“Ask an Expert Forum”) allowing for asking questions about the website, universities and anything that has to do with DBA. DBA Compass reserves the right to delete, move or edit the messages and to terminate access to and use of the Board without giving notice. The users are solely responsible for the content of their posts. When posting a message in the Board, users may not publish any messages containing any form of advertisement or promotion or any chain messages or "spam"; or publish any messages that are indecent, unlawful, infringe copyright or other rights of third parties or which contain any other form of illegal content or publish any messages containing a virus or comparable harmful parts. By posting a message in the Board the user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless DBA Compass from all claims and expenses (including legal expenses) arising out of any messages posted or published by the user that are in breach of the rules set out in this legal disclaimer. DBA Compass does not give any warranty for the accuracy of any message posted in the Board. When accessing the Board, the user bears all risks associated with the use of the forum and should not rely on messages in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment or other decision. If a person believes that a message infringes its rights, this person should contact DBA Compass. Users may not publish any photos or images on DBA Compass that are inappropriate, off-topic, unlawful, infringe copyright or other rights of third parties or which contain any other form of illegal content. By posting a photo or image the user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless FIND MBA from all claims and expenses (including legal expenses) arising out of any photos published by the user that are in breach of the rules set out in this legal disclaimer. If a person believes that a photo or image infringes its rights, this person should contact DBA Compass immediately. The terms set out above are governed by German law. As far as a place of jurisdiction may be agreed, the place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use and /or the use of DBA Compass shall be Berlin, Germany.

Use of passwords
It is within our users own responsibility to secure any passwords and avoid any misconduct as regards the use of passwords that he might have received for the use of the website. In case the user should discover that his password has unintentionally been made accessible to any unauthorized and/or third party or that there may exist any danger of misuse, the user shall immediately inform the DBA Compass team. We will then take measures to block the respective password. Notwithstanding the above however, the DBA Compass shall not be liable under any legal theory that might be considered to be applicable, for any damages resulting from the abuse of personal passwords. In addition, the DBA Compass reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without having to indicate any specific reasons, to cancel or limit the user’s right to access the password-protected sections of the website, for example the MiM-Forum.

Again, if you have any questions or suggestions about the Terms of Use, please send us an email.