Terms and Conditions of Use

By using Turpin Communication’s Online Presentation Skills Training service, you agree that you have read, understand and agree to these terms. You also agree to review this agreement periodically to be aware of modifications to the agreement, modifications which Turpin Communication may make at any time. Your continued use of this site will be deemed your conclusive acceptance of any modified agreement.

  • Definitions
    “Site” refers to the Web site and all inter-connected pages located at www.onlinepresentationskillstraining.com
  • “Access” or “Accessing” means using, viewing and/or listening to the content, or otherwise obtaining information on the Site.
  • “Agreement” or “Terms” refers to these Terms and Conditions of Use and any subsequent modifications.
  • “License” refers to the agreement between Turpin Communication and the Buyer permitting access to the Courses and all information contained within.
  • “Course” refers to the information contained within any particular training module.
  • “User” and “Learner” refer to the person viewing the Site and/or one or more Courses.
  • “Course Materials” refers to documents, handouts, files and other tools that are a part of the Courses.
  • “Buyer” refers to anyone making a purchase at the Site.
  • “Single User License Buyer “refers to the person who has purchased a license to view one or more online courses as a Learner.
  • “Multi-user License Buyer” refers to the person who has purchased a license allowing multiple Learners to Access the Site and one or more Courses.
  • “Multi-User License Administrator” refers to the person assigned to oversee and manage the Multi-User License and its Learners’ Access to the Courses.
  • “You” or “Your” refers to the User, Learner, Buyer and anyone Accessing the Site.
  • “Turpin” refers to the Illinois Corporation of Turpin Communication, Inc., and its employees and subsidiaries.

Modification of Terms

Turpin reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time. Except as otherwise stated herein, any change to these Terms is effective immediately after Turpin gives notice to the User. Notice can be given through e-mail, a posting on the Site or any other means by which a User may obtain notice. User agrees to check the Site periodically for changes to these Terms. Any use of the Site after changes have been made shall be deemed acceptance of those changed terms and/or conditions.

Limited License

Turpin hereby grants each Learner a limited, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable and non-transferable license to Access the content and information available in the Courses according to the provisions contained herein, and subject to the payment of the applicable fees and adherence to these Terms. The duration of each license is determined by the license associated with Course purchased.

Each Multi-user License Buyer may allow its employees and agents to access the Courses. When the Multi-User License terminates, the employees and agents shall no longer have Access to the Courses. Each Multi-User License Buyer agrees that the Courses may not be Accessed by more than the authorized number of Learners purchased by the Buyer. Each User shall be authorized to Access the Courses from any Internet connection.

Access to the Site and the Courses; Modification of Content

Turpin strives to provide the Courses to its Learners on a continuous basis. To that end, Turpin will take all commercially reasonable efforts to provide uninterrupted Access of the Courses to the Learners. However, from time to time, Learners may be unable to Access the Courses due to conditions beyond Turpin’s control. Such conditions include, but are not limited to: force majeure, acts of God, power outages, and the acts of computer hackers and others acting outside the law. Also, from time to time, Access may be unavailable due to software issues, server downtime, increased Internet traffic or downtime, programming errors, regular maintenance of the system, and other related reasons. In response to any unavailability of the Courses to its Learners, Turpin will take all commercially reasonable steps to ensure Access is restored within a reasonable period of time. The term “commercially reasonable,” as used in these Terms, shall mean reasonable efforts taken in good faith without an unduly or burdensome use or expenditure of time, resources, personnel or money.

Turpin endeavors to provide the highest quality content to its Learners. To that end, Turpin reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, or discontinue any aspect or feature of this Site in whole or in part, including, without limitation, the content, availability, Access and/or the Terms of this Site. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions will be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which notice may be made by posting such changes on this Site.

Users are solely responsible for ensuring that they have sufficient and compatible hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and Internet service necessary for use of the Site.

Prohibited Conduct

User expressly agrees to refrain from doing, either personally or through an agent, any of the following “Prohibited Conduct”:

  • Share the Courses or Course Materials with other unauthorized viewers. Including permitting or providing other Access to the Courses using Your username and password or otherwise, or the username and password of another authorized User; or by displaying the Course(s) in a public location where others can access and view the Courses or Course Materials.
  • Display the Course(s) on, or be used in conjunction with, any system or device capable of permitting or facilitating remote display, remote viewing, and/or remote use of the Courses or Course Materials.
  • Transmit, install, upload or otherwise transfer any virus, advertisement, communication, or other item of process to the Site that in any way affects the use of the Site, or adversely affects Turpin’s computers, servers or databases.
  • Capture, download, save, upload, print or otherwise retain or share with others information and content available on the Site other than what is expressly allowed by these Terms.
  • Reproduce or otherwise copy beyond normal patterns the Course Materials available within the Courses.
  • Modify, adapt, or create derivative works based on the Courses, program or accompanying documentation.
  • Violate or attempt to violate Turpin’s security mechanisms, Access any data or server You are not authorized to Access or otherwise breach the security of the Site or corrupt the Site in any way.
  • Engage in any other conduct which violates the Copyright Act or other laws of the United States.
  • Misrepresent Your identity or personal information when Accessing the Site; forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail so that the e-mail appears to be generated by lynda.com.
  • Post obscene, harassing, defamatory, filthy, violent, pornographic, abusive, threatening, objectionable or illegal material on the Site; post a communication that advocates or encourages criminal conduct or conduct that may give rise to civil liability.
  • Advertise or otherwise solicit funds, goods or services on the Site.

To ensure that Users of the Site do not engage in Prohibited Conduct, Turpin reserves the right to monitor use of the Site and reserves the right to revoke or deny Access to the Courses to any person or entity whose use of the Site suggests Prohibited Conduct. Access of the materials available within the Courses beyond that of normal patterns of use that suggests systematic copying of the materials constitutes abuse of the Courses and will result in revocation or denial of Access to the Courses. The terms “normal patterns” and “abuse” shall be determined solely by Turpin.

Limited Warranties

Turpin warrants that the software that allows Users to Access the Courses, if operated as directed, will substantially achieve the functionality described on the Site. Turpin provides no warranty that Your hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and/or internet service is compatible or sufficient to access the site.

Turpin warrants that under normal use the Site will function as programmed and that the program is free of defects in materials and workmanship.

Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Proprietary Rights

Turpin or its third party content providers shall retain all worldwide rights in the intellectual property in and on the Site, including, but not limited to, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, inventions, ideas, trade secrets, the source code, the HTML code, the "look and feel" of the Site, its color combinations, layout, and all other graphical elements, and the copyrights in and to its original content. You should assume that everything You read or see on the Site is copyrighted, trademarked, or otherwise protected and owned or licensed by Turpin. Except as expressly stated on the Site or in these Terms, nothing that You read or see on the Site or in the Courses may be copied, reproduced, modified, distributed, transmitted, republished, displayed or performed for commercial use without the prior written consent of Turpin, except as provided in these Terms. Nothing in these Terms grants You an express or implied license to use any of Turpin’s intellectual property.

Termination of Agreement

In addition to Turpin’s other rights, it may terminate this Agreement at any time and at its sole and absolute discretion. Turpin may also terminate Access to the Courses or cancel licenses to the Courses without notice if it believes, in its sole judgment, that You have breached or may breach any term or condition of this Agreement, or engaged in conduct that Turpin deems inappropriate.


Turpin values Your trust. In order to honor that trust, all of Turpin’s Instructors are required to adhere to ethical standards in gathering, using, and safeguarding any information You provide. For more information, please review Turpin’s Confidentiality Agreement,  http://onlinepresentationskillstraining.com/docs/Confidentiality_Agreement.pdf  the terms of which are incorporated into this Agreement as if set forth in full.

Governing Law

These Terms and any claim or action related to or arising from these Terms or content on the Site shall be governed by Illinois law, without regard to any provision that would make the laws of another jurisdiction applicable. All disputes between You and Turpin shall be finally resolved through binding arbitration in Illinois.