Wyss Center websites terms of use

By accessing this website and/or using this website and/or downloading of materials from this site, you agree to be bound by these terms of use, the documents referred to in it and/or the laws and regulations. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and/or the laws and regulations, you are not authorized to access the site and/or use the site or materials or services, and you are required to leave this site. 

These terms of use shall apply for the duration of your visit on this site. 

Who we are

References to “we”, “our” or “us” in these terms of use mean the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuro Engineering, a non-profit foundation incorporated and existing under the laws of Switzerland, with an office at 9 Chemin des Mines, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland (“Wyss Center”). 

General

This website and other websites that are operated and/or controlled by the Wyss Center (collectively “the Wyss Center Sites”) are provided by the Wyss Center subject to these terms of use. All information, communications, drawings, photos, text, and other materials and services found on the Wyss Center Sites (collectively “Materials”), are intended for lawful use.

The Wyss Center reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse or terminate access to the Wyss Center Sites at any time. Permission to use the Wyss Center Sites terminates automatically if you breach any of these terms of use. 

Accessing the Wyss Center Site as a guest 

Access to the Wyss Center Sites is permitted on a discretionary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the functionalities we provide on our site without notice. We may also restrict access to some parts of the Wyss Center Sites, or entire Wyss Center Sites, from time to time. We will not be liable if, for any reason, a Wyss Center Site or any of its functionality is unavailable at any time or for any period. 

Acceptable use of the Wyss Center Site 

You may use the Wyss Center Sites only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Wyss Center Sites:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation, is unlawful or fraudulent;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm others in any way;
  • to send, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these terms of use, our privacy policy and our cookie policy;
  • to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Wyss Center Sites in contravention of the provisions of these terms of use, our privacy policy and our cookies policy;
  • to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Wyss Center Sites, equipment or network on which the Wyss Center Sites is stored, any software used in the provision of the Wyss Center Sites; or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Restrictions on use of content 

The Materials contained in the Wyss Center Sites are protected by copyright laws, international copyright law treaties, and other intellectual property laws and treaties (“IP Rights”). Unless otherwise expressly stipulated or indicated, the Materials may not be reproduced, uploaded, linked to another URL, copied, transmitted, modified, displayed or distributed in any form without Wyss Center’s prior written permission and the unauthorized copying, displaying or other use of any content (by linking, framing, or any other method) from the Wyss Center Sites is a violation of the law. You acknowledge having been advised by the Wyss Center that the Materials are protected by a variety of laws.

Unless otherwise expressly stipulated or indicated, you are hereby granted permission to access the Materials from the Wyss Center Sites in whole or in part, solely for your personal use, to view and browse through the Wyss Center Sites without any right to grant sublicenses to any third party. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you, but remain with the Wyss Center, which owns full and complete title to the IP Rights. The Wyss Center does not grant you any permission to use the Materials other than the permission expressly stated in these terms of use or in the applicable licensing terms. 

Trademarks  

The following trademarks are the property of the Wyss Center (unless otherwise stated). This list is not exhaustive. The absence of a mark from this list does not constitute a waiver of any IP Rights of the Wyss Center or any third party in that mark. The list below does not include any trademark application. 

“Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering” and its logo are registered trademarks of the Wyss Center.

“Epios” is a registered trademark of the Wyss Center. 

All other brands and names used in the Wyss Center Sites are property of their respective owners. 

Indemnification 

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Wyss Center, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or related to any content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Wyss Center Sites, your violation of these terms of use, or your violation of any rights of another. 

Digital accessibility 

We strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability to make our web content more accessible for people with disabilities. The websites are built according to international standards for accessibility. 

Metadata is input for each image to allow audio descriptions for web readers.  

The text size in this website can be controlled using the settings on your browser.

On Windows machines hold down the control (Ctrl) key and use the + and - keys to adjust the size.

On Apple Macintosh machines hold down the Apple key and use the + and - keys to adjust the size. 

We want to continually improve our accessibility. If you experience any difficulty in accessing information on the Wyss Center Sites, please email media@wysscenter.ch.

Links to third-party web sites 

The Wyss Center Sites may provide links to other third-party web sites or resources. These links are provided for your information and convenience only and do not imply endorsement by the Wyss Center. The Wyss Center has no control over such sites and resources, and the Wyss Center is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such external sites or resources. Your use of those sites will be subject to the terms of use contained in the relevant site. 

Disclaimer of warranties

The Wyss Center intends for the Wyss Center Sites and the Materials contained on the Wyss Center Sites to be accurate. The Wyss Center Sites and the Materials could, however, contain technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, or other errors. The Wyss Center may make corrections to the Materials at any time. 

Information, commentary and other materials posted on the Wyss Center Sites are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. 

Our site changes regularly. We aim to update the Wyss Center Sites and the Materials regularly and may change the content at any time. Any of the Materials on the Wyss Center Sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. 

The Wyss Center does make any representation and warranty regarding the availability, use, security, validity, accuracy, or reliability of the content of the Wyss Center Sites or any other website linked to or from the Wyss Center Sites. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Wyss Center Site is done at your own discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material, or use of the Wyss Center Sites. The content of the site is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis, without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent possible pursuant to applicable law, the Wyss Center disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to non-infringement or other violation of rights. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the Wyss Center will be deemed to alter this disclaimer of warranty, or to create any warranty. 

Limitation of liability 

The Wyss Center will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising out of or relating to the use or the inability to use the Wyss Center Sites, its content or links, including but not limited to damages caused by, or related to, errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, line failure, and all other direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages even if the Wyss Center has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. 

Information about you and your visits to our site 

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy and cookie policy

Viruses, hacking and other offences 

You must not transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Wyss Center Sites, the server on which the Wyss Center Sites is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Wyss Center Sites. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. 

By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence. We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Wyss Center Sites will cease immediately. 

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Wyss Center Sites or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it. 

Linking to our sites 

You may link to our websites, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. 

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. 

The Wyss Center Sites must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice in case you breach these terms of use. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these terms of use. 

If you wish to make any use of Material on the Wyss Center Sites other than as set out above, please address your request to us here media@wysscenter.ch

Third party rights 

No other person or entity shall - without our permission - have any rights to enforce any of these terms of use.

Survivorship 

Termination of these terms of use, however arising, shall not affect our rights and remedies that have accrued at termination. Clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination shall continue in full force and effect. 

Variation and assignment 

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Wyss Center Sites if they are referenced in this page. We may assign or otherwise transfer our rights and/or obligations (or any part of them) under these terms to any third party from time to time. 

Entire agreement 

These terms of use constitute the entire agreement between you and the Wyss Center and govern your use of the Wyss Center Sites, superseding any prior agreements between you and the Wyss Center relating to your use of the Wyss Center Sites. If any provision of these terms of use is held to be invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government or by the final determination of any state or federal court, such invalidity will not affect the enforceability of any other provision of the terms of use. The failure of the Wyss Center to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the terms of use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. 

Jurisdiction and applicable law 

These terms of use, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, without regard to the conflict of law provisions therein. 

The courts of Geneva Switzerland will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our sites although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms of use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. 

Your questions and concerns 

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Wyss Center Sites or the accessibility of our sites, please send an email to: media@wysscenter.ch.

Effective date 

This policy was updated on 16 July 2021.


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