Below are the terms and conditions of that apply if you use the website as a course provider or as a student. is a label of First Meridian NV recommends to take note of the content of these general terms and conditions.

You can consult the aditional conditions on our website.

 First Meridian NV has created a website on which courses can be offered, viewed and purchased, namely

Through, it is possible for a course provider to share their knowledge and expertise with others by placing a course on the website.

Through, it is possible for a course provider to share their knowledge and expertise with others by placing a course on the website.

People who want to increase their knowledge can find a course that is suitable for them through

The student enriches his or her knowledge and the course provider receives a fee for sharing his or her knowledge. acts as a mediator between the student and the course provider.

If you register as a course provider and place a course, mediation conditions also apply.


  • Student: the student who enrolls in a course via
  • Provider: the provider of the course (private or legal person)
  • :mediator who concludes an agreement between the student and the course provider and guarantees the correct delivery of the course to the student.
  • Agreement: the agreement concluded between course provider and student
  • Course fee: price of the course offered by the course provider
  • Online course: a course that is (partly) followed via the website of the provider of this course

Agreements are concluded

  • By accepting the offer from the course provider, the student creates an agreement between the student and the course provider on the website of by filling in the web form with the necessary data. 

  • By completing the form, the student acknowledges the role of as a mediator.

  • By placing his course on the website of, the course provider establishes an agreement for mediation by by means of the appropriate web form.

  • The general terms and conditions can be consulted at any time on the website of

Obligations acts as a mediator between the student and the course provider. By registering for a course on the website, an agreement is concluded between the student and the course provider. receives the payment from the student and provides payment to the course provider. will only receive a fee from the course provider for the mediation. The method of payment of the fee by the course provider is included in the mediation agreement with the course provider. does not provide any data of the student and/or course provider to third parties, except to the course provider/student with whom the agreement was concluded. provides the platform on which courses are offered and tries to ensure that the information on the website is correct. guarantees the correct delivery of the course to the student. The course provider is obliged towards to guarantee the correct delivery and the content of what is posted by him/her on the site.

Upon receipt of the payment of the course fee by the provider, the student will have access to course(s) for which registration is made at the time as determined and disclosed by the course provider.

Upon receipt of the payment of the course fee, the student will be given access to the course material by the provider at the time as determined and disclosed by the course provider. is the student’s point of contact for complaints about the platform.

Course provider obligations

The course provider is obliged to comply with all rights and obligations associated with an agreement to consumers.

The course provider must ensure a high-quality course. The course provider can be contacted by about the quality of the course.

Course providers receive Quality Guidelines for what is understood by a high-quality course by

The course provider provides the material for the course and is responsible for permissions to use and place the course material.

In the event of negligence on the part of the course provider to provide a proper course, the course provider will be excluded by from the possibility to offer courses via



1. General

The general terms and conditions are as follows:

1.1: FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM:  the public limited liability company,  established in  Paramaribo.

1.2: Client: a counterparty, natural or legal person, who negotiates with FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM about the provision of an assignment, or has given an assignment to FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM.  

1.3: Assignment: the agreement between FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM and a client, including that to provide a course, the production and delivery of educational material in any form whatsoever and / or to perform other services, such as advice, secondment and examination, all in the broadest sense of the word.

1.4: Course: a  training, training, retraining and further training, study and theme or information day, workshop or any other form of training provided by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM in the context of an assignment.

1.5: Participant: a natural person who registers with FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM or is registered by a client for the purpose of attending a course, inspection or exam.

1.6: Teaching material: course, teaching or instruction material, documentation, dictations, syllabi, certificates of participation, diplomas or any other material in any form whatsoever, which is provided for the execution of a course or assignment.

1.7: Consumer: a counterparty, natural person, who does not act in the exercise of a profession or business.

2. Applicability

2.1: These terms and conditions apply to all legal relationships between FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM and the clients / participants, including all agreements, offers and / or quotations of FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM and registrations with regard to courses, exams and / or inspections.

2.2: If the client takes care of the registration of the participant, the client undertakes towards FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM to make these conditions for participants known to the participant and to impose them on behalf of FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM.  The client indemnifies  FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM against all claims of the participant, however named, if FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM against the participant cannot invoke the provisions of these conditions due to violation of the client of the aforementioned obligations.

3. Quotations, formation, execution and amendment of the agreement

3.1: All offers and quotations made by  FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM are without obligation.

3.2: FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM will take into account the care of a good contractor in the execution of the agreement.

3.3: If and in so far as a good (and / or timely) execution of the agreement requires this in accordance with FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM, FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM has the right to have certain work carried out by persons to be designated by it, including third parties.

3.4: The client shall ensure that all data, of which FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM indicates that they are necessary or of which the client should reasonably understand that they are necessary for the execution of the agreement (including the registration of participants with full names, date of birth and place of birth), are tightened up in time to FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM  Kt. If the information required for the execution of the agreement has not been provided to FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM in time, FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM has the right to suspend the execution of the agreement and / or the costs resulting from the delay according to the rates agreed with the client, or in the absence thereof the according to FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM usual rates, to be charged to the client.

3.5: FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM is not liable for damage, of whatever nature, caused by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM based on incorrect and / or incomplete data provided by the client, unless this inaccuracy or incompleteness was or should have been known to FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM.

3.6: If it has been agreed that the agreement will be executed in phases,  FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM can suspend the execution of those parts that belong to a next phase, until the client has approved the results of the preceding phase in writing.

3.7: If a term has been agreed upon at the time of the assignment for the completion of certain activities, this is not a deadline, unless expressly agreed otherwise. FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM will not be in default until it has been given written notice of default after the expiry of the aforementioned period and it has thereby been given a reasonable period for compliance, which has expired unused.

3.8: If  during the execution of the assignment it appears that for a proper execution it is necessary to change or supplement the work to be performed, the parties will adjust the agreement accordingly in a timely manner and in mutual consultation, whereby they will in any case also further regulate the consequences of these adjustments for price, quality and time of execution of work. FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM will inform the client of such consequences as soon as possible. Adjustments to the original assignment bind FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM only after they have been confirmed in writing by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM, or have actually been carried out by it.

4. Rates and prices

4.1: FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM is at all times entitled to change agreed rates and / or prices. If the client of  FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM is a consumer, he is entitled to dissolve the agreement if the price increase takes place within three months after the conclusion of the agreement. The client has the right to terminate the agreement with immediate effect  if the price increase is more than 10%.

4.2: All prices are exclusive of taxes, unless explicitly stated otherwise. FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM is entitled to pass on any change in the tax rate to the other party.

5. Payment

5.1: Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the invoices of FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date, without discount or set-off.

5.2: If  payment is not made – or not in full – on time, the client is in default without a notice of default being necessary. The client is – without prejudice to his other obligations towards FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM – from the due date of the invoice until the day of full payment on the outstanding amounts an interest on an annual basis of the applicable statutory interest rate, increased by 3%.

5.3: In the event of liquidation, bankruptcy or suspension of payment of the client or when application of the debt rescheduling scheme is pronounced with regard to the client, the obligations of the client will be immediately due and payable.

5.4: Payments made by the client always serve to settle interest and costs due in the first place, in the second place of due and payable invoices, which have been outstanding for the longest time, even if the client states that the payment relates to a later invoice.

5.5: In the event of late or late payment, all judicial procedural and execution costs,  as well as the administration costs and extrajudicicable collection costs, which also include the costs for drawing up and sending reminders, making settlement proposals and gathering information, will be borne by the client. The extrajudicial collection costs amount to at least 10% of the invoice amount including Turnover Tax,with a minimum of € 150.00.

5.6: All delivered products, including educational material, remain the property of FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM until the moment of receipt of full payment of what the other party  owes FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM in respect of this delivery, including interest and costs.

6. Accuracy of the information provided

6.1: All statements and/or statements about the services and products, such as (but not limited to) the duration of the course, the scope and technical execution of the educational material or other works/aspects of the  service(s) provided by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM), are made to the best of FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM.   Minor deviations in these statements do not constitute grounds for dissolution. This also applies to deviations/changes regarding the content of certain training courses and/or validity of certificates issued or to be issued, if/if the deviations in question were not reasonably known to FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM at the time of the provision of information by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM to(potential)client(s).

6.2: Errors of a minor nature in the educational material or other works produced by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM, including typographical errors that have no consequences for the editorial content, cannot be a reason for dissolution. Such errors never constitute grounds for compensation.

7. Admission lessons

7.1: FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM reserves the right not to admit participants to a course on the basis of its admission requirements for the course in question, at its own discretion. FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM will – if possible – already send these admission requirements to the client at the time of the quotation and in any case always make them known to the client well in advance of the start of the relevant course. In the event of refusal (by  FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM)  of a student for a course, FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM if the client was aware of the admission requirements in advance, will continue to charge the costs for this -not followed- course to the client, since FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM in the very short term the vacant  training place can no longer be filled with another participant. Admission to a course does not imply any guarantee on the part of FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM that the participant in question will successfully complete the course or will complete it with a certificate.

7.2: FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM has the right to exclude participants, who by their behavior or otherwise, hinder the normal course of the course, from further participation in the course. Exclusion does not affect the obligation to pay the course fee in full.

7.3: Participants must strictly adhere to the specified lesson dates and lesson times. FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM is not obliged to repeat lessons in whole or in part for the benefit of participants who were prevented from attending them. The course fee, also on the ‘missed’ parts remains owed by the participant to FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM.  

8. Force majeure

8.1: Force majeure is understood to mean: circumstances that prevent the fulfillment of the obligation and that cannot be attributed to FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM.  This will include (if and insofar as these circumstances make performance impossible or unreasonably difficult) also include: strikes in companies other than FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM,  wild and / or political strikes at FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM, a general lack of the necessary raw materials and other goods or services necessary for the achievement of the agreed performance; not  foreseeable stagnation at suppliers or other third parties on which FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM depends and general transport problems.

8.2: FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM also has the right to invoke force majeure, if the circumstance that prevents (further) fulfillment of the agreement with the client (s) occurs after FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM should have fulfilled its obligation.

8.3: If  the period in which FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM fulfilment of the obligations due to force majeure lasts longer than 30 (thirty) days, both parties are entitled to dissolve the agreement, whether or not partially, without there being an obligation to pay any compensation in that case.

8.4: If  FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM has already partially fulfilled its obligations at the onset of the force majeure, or can only partially meet its obligations, it is entitled to invoice the already delivered or the ‘deliverable’ part separately and the other party is obliged to pay this invoice, as if it were a separate contract.

9. Liability

9.1: For personal or personal injury, the liability of FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM is limited to the amount of the payment made by the insurance, insofar as this liability is covered by its insurance, plus the amount of the deductible to be borne by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM.   If in any case the insurance does not offer coverage or does not pay out, the liability of  FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM is limited to the amount of the invoice that FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM has drawn up in respect of the work in which the incident occurred for the benefit of the present client.

9.2: Without prejudice to the provisions of 9.1), FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM is not liable for any other damage, however named, including damage arising during or as a result of the use of the educational material compiled by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM and / or for damage caused while attending lessons. 9.3: The in 9.1. and  9.2 included limitations and exclusions do not apply if the damage is the result of intent or deliberate recklessness (employees) of FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM.  

10. Insufficient registrations; Cancellation

10.1: In case of insufficient registrations (less than 50% of the available course places) for a course, FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM has the right to cancel a course, without being obliged to pay any damage and / or costs. FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM will inform the participants and / or client of the cancellation of the course no later than a calendar week before the originally planned start of the course.   Course  fees already paid will be refunded.

10.2:Flexibility  is of paramount importance to us. Given the unpredictable market and maritime world, we are aware that it is not always possible to come and train on the booked date. If you wish to make a change or cancellation, please contact our booking department by telephone or e-mail.
FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL/GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM  will consult with you to agree on a new suitable date to move the course. If this is not feasible in the short term and the training is still canceled by customer FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM will apply the following cancellation conditions, 1 month before the start of the booked course we will refund 100 % of the course price, 2 weeks before the start of the booked course 50 % of the course price. If the course is canceled 10 days before the start, the customer is entitled to a voucher entitling to the following of the course on a date to be determined.
Exceptions to this are costs associated with the cancelled training that  FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL / GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM must also pay in case of cancellation. Think of rent location, examination costs by third parties and no show charges external hiring, reserved space etc.
FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM will inform you immediately upon cancellation or otherwise as soon as possible about the costs incurred.

11. Confidentiality

11.1: Both parties are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of all confidential information that they have obtained from each other or from another source in the context of their agreement. Information is considered confidential if this has been communicated by the other party or if this results from the nature of the information.

12. Intellectual property

12.1: Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 11 (confidentiality) of these terms and conditions, FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM reserves the rights and powers that belong to it on the basis of the Copyright Act.

12.2: All documents provided by FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM, such as educational material, presentations, advice, reports, sketches, designs, software, data carriers, etc. are exclusively intended to be used by the client in the context of the agreement and may not be reproduced, provided to third parties and or otherwise made public by him without the prior permission of STCKNRM.

12.3: FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM also reserves the right to use the knowledge increased by the execution of its work for purposes other than the execution of the agreement, insofar as no confidential information is brought to the knowledge of third parties.

13. Jurisdiction

13.1: The court in Paramaribo has exclusive jurisdiction to take cognizant of all disputes that may arise between FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM and the client or participant. however, FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM remains authorized to summon the client, or participant, before the competent court of the place of residence of the client, or participant.

14. Applicable law

14.1: Surinamese law applies to every agreement between FIRSTMERIDIAN.NL /  GUYANASURINAMEOFFSHORE.COM and the client.  

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