Terms and Conditions
"The ADBL" means AVADO Learning Limited trading as the ADBL.

“AVADO” means AVADO Learning Limited (the “Training Provider”) who will provide the Course; Registered in England number 6177616. Registered Office address: Landmark House, Hammersmith Bridge Road, London, W6 9EJ . 

1.1 In these Terms and Conditions ("Terms") unless specified the following words shall have the following meanings: 

"App" means any mobile application developed by AVADO;

"Brochure" means the Training Provider’s brochure used to describe and promote the Course;

"Course" means the ADBL course as described on the Site and in the Brochure, and consists of associated Materials, Services and Online Access;

"Course Start Date" means the date of commencement of a Course, as listed in the Site and Brochure, and as confirmed in the Order;

"Intellectual Property Rights" means patents, designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, get-up, domain names, ideas, copyright (including rights in computer software), database rights, rights in performances, moral rights, confidential information and know-how, whether registered or not including applications for registration and all similar forms of protection anywhere in the world;

“Materials” means teaching materials of any nature whether physical or electronic which are used in the delivery of the Course including but not limited to reports, presentations, videos, websites, web pages, graphics, copy, blog entries, quotes, potential names/trademarks, research, configurations and audio recordings.

“Online Access” means access to the Training Provider’s online learning community and online learning material (the "Online Learning Environment");

"Order" means an order submitted by you to us to procure a Course for you from the Training Provider.

"Price" means the price of the Course confirmed in the Order (including VAT where applicable);

"Site" means the Training Provider’s website used to describe and promote the Course (www.theadbl.com);

“Student Output” means any content that is produced by the student as part of the Course including but not limited to reports, presentations, videos, websites, web pages, graphics, copy, blog entries, quotes, potential names/trademarks, research, configurations and audio recordings.

"Tutor Support" means the tuition relating to the Course and is provided by tutors appointed by the Training Provider.

2.1 These Terms (together with the documents referred to in it) set out the terms and conditions on which we agree to supply you with the Course ordered by you. You should understand that by ordering the Course you agree to be bound by these Terms. You should retain a copy of these Terms for future reference.

2.2 These Terms shall govern the sale to you of the Course from us as well as the provision to you of the Course by the Training Provider.

2.3 By placing an Order you warrant that you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts and you are at least 18 years old.

2.4 You should ensure that any information you provide to us (including without limitation your name, address and bank details) is complete, accurate and current and that you notify us immediately if there are any changes in the details which you provided to place and confirm an Order.

2.5 We reserve the right to:

(a) suspend or terminate access to Online Access and/or cease to provide the Services where you are in breach of these Terms;

 (b) delete, vary or change any content in the Brochure or Site at any time;

(c) terminate or cancel Orders (although we will not charge you for any Orders which we cancel for reasons which are not due to your default).

3.1 The Price for the Course must be paid in full prior to the Course Start Date, or as otherwise defined in the Order. 3.2 If you fail to make payments on time as defined in the Order, we will suspend the Services and Online Access until appropriate payment has been received. 3.3 The Price for the Course is payable by you prior to delivery, and shall be payable by you in full by credit/debit card or by you entering into a Credit Agreement. Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect Orders already accepted in accordance with clause 4. 3.4 Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect Orders already accepted in accordance with clause 4.
4.1 An Order shall be deemed to be an offer by you to purchase the Course on these Terms, which we shall be free to accept or decline at our absolute discretion.

 4.2 The Training Provider will grant Online Access and send login details to the last email address provided to us. Proof of delivery of login details (or use of the Online Learning Environment) will bind you to these Terms.


5.1 By accepting these Terms, you also agree to the provision by the Training Provider of the Services set out in this Clause 5.

5.2 We or the Training Provider may sub-contract our obligations under these Terms (including without limitation the provision of the Tutor Support) to any other party. The sub-contracting by us of any of our obligations under these Terms shall not in any way relieve us of our liabilities and obligations to you.


6.1 As part of your course you may need to log on to the Online Learning Environment to access Materials and complete your Course. Whilst doing so you agree to abide by the rules of the Online Learning Environment set out therein from time to time. We reserve the right to cease or suspend access to the Online Learning Environment in the event that you breach any of these Terms or the rules of the Online Learning Environment.

6.2 You agree to be entirely responsible for any activities made using your account details and password. In this respect you shall ensure that any password you choose to gain Online Access remains confidential at all times. In the event that you either lose your password or account details or become aware that a third party may have access to or is using your password or account details you shall notify us or the Training Provider immediately

6.3 We do not warrant that the Online Access will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects therein will be corrected.


7.1 The Intellectual Property Rights in the Course, Materials and the Online Learning Environment are owned by and shall remain vested in the Training Provider and its licensors. 

7.2 The Intellectual Property Rights in the Student Output shall be owned by and shall remain vested in the Training Provider and its licensors.

7.3 Save as expressly stated in these Terms, you shall not acquire any interest in any of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Course, Materials, Online Learning Environment or Student Output.

7.4 By agreeing to these Terms we procure that the Training Provider grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable licence to use the Course only for your own personal use and for completing the Course.

7.5 You agree that you will not rent, lease, sub-license, loan, copy, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works based on the whole or any part of the Course or use (other than as permitted under these Terms) reproduce or deal in the Course or any part thereof in any way.

7.6 Where Online Access is granted by the Training Provider you agree that:

(a) the licence granted to you to access the content on the Online Learning Environment shall be personal to you and you should take all reasonable precautions to ensure that your log-in details are kept secure and not provided to any other party. You shall comply at all times with the rules of the Online Learning Environment as applicable from time to time; (b) upon termination or in circumstances where payment has not been received by us in respect of the Course in full we may suspend or terminate your Online Access.
Any personal information collected by us or the Training Provider will be used by the relevant party in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy Policy on this site. The Training Provider will take reasonable & appropriate measures to keep personal information secure. Any disclosures of information will be made only with your permission. The Training Provider may use your name, e-mail address, home address and telephone number to contact you for any matter relating to other courses in which they feel you may be interested in. We will process the data which you provide to us or the Training Provider, or other information that we obtain about you during any of our dealings with you, to provide credit, to help us make credit decisions about you, to prevent fraud, to check identity, to prevent money laundering and to assess your application, to administer the Agreement, to collect instalments (including via 3rd party collection agencies) We may search the files of credit reference agencies who will record such credit searches (whether or not the application is successful). If you wish to be removed from this list at any time please send written request to our registered office address.

Privacy Policy - you can view the full Privacy Policy here


9.1. If you are acting as a consumer as defined in the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014, you have a statutory right to cancel any distance contract within 14 working days of the date of purchase as long as you have not yet accessed the relevant Course.

9.1.1 Accordingly, you may cancel an Order during the period up until the relevant Course is delivered (which shall for this purpose be defined as access by you to the Materials or the Online Learning Environment) or the end of 14 working days from the date of purchase, whichever is shorter ("Consumer Cancellation Period").

9.1.2 If you are acting as a consumer and validly cancel any contract for Services within the Consumer Cancellation Period we shall refund to you the payment already received for the relevant Course.

9.1.3 If you are acting as a consumer and cancel an Order outside the Consumer Cancellation Period, any payment already received for the relevant Course shall be non-refundable.

9.2 In addition to your rights under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014, we also offer the following refund and deferral policy (where there is no legal right to a refund under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014 or otherwise).

9.2.1 You may defer the start date of your Course at any time up to 14 days prior to the relevant Course Start Date, subject to availability on your chosen deferred date and upon payment by you of a course transfer fee of 20% of the full course value. You may only defer the start date of your Course once, and only up to a maximum of 3 months later than the original Course Start Date.

9.2.2 Once your Course has started, you may defer to the next available Course Start Date at the discretion of your tutor, subject to availability and upon payment by you of a course transfer fee of 20% of the full course value. You may only defer to a new Course Start Date once.

9.3 If you wish to cancel an Order you should, as soon as possible, contact the ‘Student Services’ department of the Training Provider by telephone, by email or in writing to its registered address. - Where AVADO is the Training Provider: email community.support@theadbl.com (such emails will be responded to between 8 am and 8 pm, Monday to Friday).

9.4 In the case where a refund to you is due, we will process such refund as soon as possible and, in any case, within thirty (30) days of the day you have given notice of your cancellation.


10.1 We may terminate the agreement set out in these Terms if:

(a) you are in material breach (including non-payment) of any provision of these Terms which is not remediable or, if remediable, is not remedied with a period of fourteen (14) days after we have given notice to you requiring such breach to be remedied. In such circumstances we will be permitted (without liability) to procure that the Training Provider suspend the provision of the Services to you and your Online Access until such breach has been remedied;

(b) you appear to be unable to pay your debts (whether within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or upon any other reasonable grounds including without limitation where a debt owing by you to us or to a third party has become due and payable and has not been met on the due date therefore), or you present or you have presented against you a bankruptcy petition or a bankruptcy order is made against you, or you take any formal step to implement an individual voluntary arrangement (within the meaning of the Insolvency Act 1986);

(c) you carry out any unauthorised act with regard to the Course which infringes our Intellectual Property Rights or damages our reputation

10.2 You will be entitled to terminate the agreement set out under these Terms under Clause 9 above.

10.3 If either party terminates the agreement set out in these Terms, you must (a) return all copies of the Materials to us and delete or destroy any copies thereof in your possession; and (b) cease using the Services and Online Access immediately.

11.1 Our liability to you for any direct losses arising out of our negligence breach of contract or any other cause of action arising out of or in connection with these Terms shall be limited to the Price. This does not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you in respect of:

(a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

(b) under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987;

(c) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

(d) for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude or limit, our liability.

11.2 Other than in respect of liability referred to in Clause 11.1 (a) to (d), we shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever or for any loss of profits, loss of data, loss of revenue, loss of opportunity or your liabilities to third parties which you or any third party may suffer howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

11.3 The information in the Training Provider’s Brochure or Site may be updated from time to time and may be out of date when read or viewed by you. No responsibility for keeping such information in these pages up to date is taken by us or any liability for not doing so.

11.4 We cannot guarantee that the Online Learning Environment or the Materials are free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer program. You should therefore ensure that you employ all reasonable precautions when accessing the Online Learning Environment or using the Materials. Technical inaccuracies and typographical errors may appear in the Materials and on the pages of the Online Learning Environment from time to time.

11.5 We shall have no liability (including liability for negligence) for the acts or omissions of telecommunications service providers or for failures of, or faults in their networks and equipment.

11.6 We reserve the right to change prices, information and specifications relating to the Course from time to time subject always to our commitments set out in Clause 3 above.

12.1 These Terms and any documents expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.

12.2 If we fail, at any time, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under the Terms, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations. A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

12.3 If any of these Terms are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

12.4 Any notices required to be served on us shall be served at our Registered Office. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an Order, or we may post the notice on our Site (where of general application). Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our Site, twenty-four (24) hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

12.5 The agreement set out in these Terms is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns. You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of the agreement set out in these Terms, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it. We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of the agreement set out under these Terms, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the agreement set out under these Terms.

12.7 These Terms are governed by English law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, these Terms shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

13.1 Our standard channel for all complaints is through the “Student Services” department of the Training Provider and all such communications should be directed to their registered address at AVADO, Landmark House, Hammersmith Bridge Road, London, W6 9EJ.

13.2 Where AVADO is the Training Provider: email community.support@theadbl.com or telephone: 0207 173 5901. Office hours are 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm

13.3 Any complaints regarding any Credit Agreement that you may have entered into are governed by the Finance Providers complaints procedure. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of your Credit Agreement.

AVADO All Sites Privacy Policy
We respect your privacy and protecting your information is paramount. This policy explains.

Introducing AVADO Learning Ltd
AVADO Learning Ltd is the company who own and run this website and a number of other professional education brands including Home Learning College, Squared Online, IDM Online and the Academy of Digital Business Leaders (ADBL). We also jointly own the marketing news, events and best practice portal ClickZ.com with Contentive Ltd.

How we collect data about you and your use of this website
You are in control of what information we collect about you. However, if you choose not to share your information some areas of the website may not be accessible or useable. We may ask you for information about you when you register for promotions or when you request brochures or other information. We may also invite you to complete surveys or provide us with feedback. We and our business partners collect information about your use of the website from cookies. For information about our use of cookies and how to decline them please read our Cookies Policy. We use your data to improve the service we offer you and to try and ensure that you get the best from our website.

Non-marketing use
We will use the information you enter on the site for administration purposes and any other purposes made clear in the data entry forms themselves, in any relevant terms or conditions and on any pages or emails which link to such forms. If you click on a ‘submit my details’ button on the website, your contact details will be used to send you servicing information related to your selection or ultimate objective. Very occasionally, we may also invite you to participate in a customer survey to improve our service to you.

Website customisation and targeting of adverts
We use the data you give us about yourself to build up a picture of your interests - we then try to ensure that when you visit the site, you don’t miss the offers and information relevant to you. We and our reputable third party companies will collect website usage information about visitors to our website for the purposes of statistical analysis, sales and marketing research, tracking page usage and paths used by visitors through our site, targeting the site content, targeting our marketing campaigns and direct marketing emails, targeting our Internet banner advertisements on our website and on other websites and tracking use of our Internet banner advertisements and other links from our marketing partners’ websites to our website. For this purpose, we and our third party companies note information on the path you take to get to our site and on some of the pages you visit on our website (including for example the options you select and the search terms you use) through the use of cookies. We may also combine this web usage data with other information we have collected about you, we store this information so that we have a better and more specific understanding of the way customers are using our site and their preferences and interests. We may use it to undertake sales and marketing research and to tailor our site, our marketing campaigns and email communications specifically to you, and your recent activity on our site.

Direct marketing and how you can change your preference
We offer you the opportunity to receive information from our company. We may use your history to communicate information we think may interest you. To improve our picture of your interests we may link the data you give us about yourself with any data we have gathered (via cookies) about your use of the site. We try to ensure that customers do not receive duplicate communications even if we have more than one marketing consent from the same customer. Your details may be shared within AVADO Learning Ltd. You will not receive direct marketing from companies outside AVADO Learning Ltd as a result of giving your details to us; if, in exceptional circumstances, we ever wanted to allow a third party to send you direct marketing, we would seek your consent before sharing your data with that third party. We will normally send direct marketing by email if we have your email address, but may choose to contact you via other methods such as telephone, SMS or post. If you would like us to stop sending direct marketing to you, we offer simple ways to do this. Whenever you receive direct marketing you will be told how to unsubscribe. If you consented to receive marketing communications when you used the site for any reason, you can tell us that you do not wish to receive any more by writing, with your full name, address and other contact details (to enable us to find your records), to: AVADO, Landmark House, Hammersmith Bridge Road, London, W6 9EJ

How do we keep your data secure?
We take the security of your data very seriously. Despite these efforts, the Internet is not a completely secure medium of communication so AVADO Learning Ltd cannot guarantee the security of any information you input on this Website or e-mail to AVADO Learning Ltd or the Academy of Digital Business Leaders (ADBL).

Who your data can be disclosed to?
Disclosure of your data to others may be necessary to ensure the smooth provision to you of the products, services and information you request. Your data may be disclosed to the other entities as described above. If you consent to direct marketing, your details will be used and disclosed in the manner set out under the heading “Direct Marketing and how you can change your marketing preference”.

How may you amend the data submitted by you?
If your details change, please resubmit them on the site and our records will reflect your new details. If you consented to receive marketing communications when you visited our website you can change your personal details at any time by writing, with your full name, address and other contact details (to enable us to find your records) to: AVADO, Landmark House, Hammersmith Bridge Road, London, W6 9EJ If you require any further guidance on updating the details we hold about you, please contact us.

Requesting a copy of your personal information
Under the UK Data Protection Act (1998), you may request a copy of any personal data about you held by us and we have up to 40 calendar days to respond. The request must be in writing and must contain the following:
  • Your name and postal address
  • A telephone number where you can be reached
You must also provide :
  • A photocopy of your passport or driving licence.
  • Your signature and the date of the request
  • Signed authority from the individual whose data is required if you are applying on their behalf.
Please send your request to : 

Chief Technology Officer
AVADO Learning
Landmark House
Hammersmith Bridge Road
W6 9EJ
United Kingdom

The content of this Website (“Content”) belongs to AVADO Learning Ltd. You are entitled to copy the Content for your own personal use but may not republish, store or reproduce any Content in any manner including, without limitation, electronic reproduction by “uploading” or “downloading”, without the prior written consent of AVADO Learning Ltd. Any unauthorised republishing, storage or reproduction may be in breach of AVADO Learning Ltd’s statutory or common law rights, which could result in legal action being taken against you.

The name and logo of AVADO Learning, Home Learning College and The ADBL are registered trademarks owned by AVADO Learning Ltd. Other products, company names and logos, which appear on this Website, may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. No names, products or logos should be reproduced or copied without the trademark owner’s prior written consent. The display of the logos, company names, devices, icons, graphics, designs, etc. on the Website does not imply that any licence has been granted to any third party in respect of the same.

Use of Cookies
Although AVADO Learning Ltd uses “cookies” when you visit the Website this is only to assist you in your research of course products and services. Any “cookie” created will expire within a short prescribed period of time. For more information, please review our Cookies Policy.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer
The content on this Website is for your general information only. Any hypertext link to any other Website is for information purposes only and such links do not constitute an endorsement by AVADO Learning Ltd or the Academy of Digital Business Leaders (ADBL) of any products and services advertised on such websites. The use of any link is entirely at your own risk and AVADO Learning Ltd accepts no responsibility for the material on or the use of such websites. AVADO Learning Ltd has not attempted to verify the truth or accuracy of any material displayed in such websites. All implied warranties are excluded in relation to your use and/or access of this Website to the maximum extent that the law allows. AVADO Learning Ltd does not guarantee or warrant that the Website is free from infection by viruses or anything else that may have contaminating or destructive properties. AVADO Learning Ltd excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions from the Content.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions
AVADO Learning Ltd reserves the right at its absolute discretion to make changes to any part of this Website including the Content any time without notice. If you require any further information on anything raised above then please contact us at the address provided.

Company Details
AVADO Learning Ltd. Registered in England with number 06177616. Registered office address: AVADO, Landmark House, Hammersmith Bridge Road, London, W6 9EJ Telephone: 020 7167 6610; email: info@theadbl.com. VAT registration number: 918560018.
Cookies Policy
This page describes the cookies policy for the ADBL, and how we may use cookies to monitor usage patterns across www.theadbl.com. You may wish to print this page.
What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or whether you are logged into a site to protect your privacy.
What to do if you do not want cookies to be set:
Some people find the idea of a website storing any information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although the ADBL cookies are quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some cookies, all cookies, or even cookies that have already been set by changing the settings in your web browser, but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.
Web browser cookies
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
The ADBL website does work without cookies, but you may lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
The Adobe Flash Player is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you.
Strictly necessary cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features.
Examples of strictly necessary cookies set by the ADBL
This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows us to remember certain settings, for example: which page you were viewing before you requested course information. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
Floream.Visitor This cookie allows us to tailor the presentation of the ADBL website with features and display specific content for a campaign promotion or partnership.
Performance Cookies
We use Performance cookies across the ADBL website for internal purposes to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us understand how our visitors use the ADBL website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the ADBL homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies). Third party cookies are identified in the list below, together with information as to how you can opt out of receiving them. The list below also includes some first-party performance cookies, which are used to improve the use of our third party systems. By default, the first party cookies are persistent and used for visitor identification. Alternatively, any first party cookie may be session-limited and used only for visit identification, or turned off.

Cookie Supplier
Google DoubleClick
From time to time some of the ADBL’s services, including mobile apps, use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us. Opt-out of DoubleClick cookies.
Cookie Supplier
YouTube embedded content cookies enable opt-in for YouTube navigation on the ADBL. For videos that are visible on www.theadbl.com, a persistent cookie is set by YouTube when you click to play the video. This persistent cookie is used by YouTube to help maintain the integrity of video statistics. The ADBL does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check YouTube’s website for more information.