31 May 2013, Netherlands
Terms & conditions
About us and the Website
The website is published by Association Climate-KIC, an Association duly incorporated under the Laws of the Netherlands, with its registered office located at Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, registered in Utrecht under the number 52000117 (“Climate-KIC”). These Terms & Conditions operate for the benefit of Climate-KIC, and Climate-KIC partners who contribute to or are involved in the administration, operation and maintenance of the website (“Partners”). References to “we” “us” and “our” in these Terms & Conditions shall refer to Climate-KIC and its Partners.
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Accessing the Website
Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the website, or the entire website, to users who have registered with us.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms & Conditions, and that they comply with them.
Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
The website www.climate-kic.org is protected by copyright and other relevant intellectual property laws. Climate-KIC either owns or has the right to use the intellectual property rights in the website, and the material published on it. All reproduction rights are reserved, except as expressly set out in these Terms & Conditions.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the website to which you have access, for your personal reference. You must not use any part of the materials on the website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from Climate-KIC or its licensors. The status of Climate-KIC (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the website must always be acknowledged.
Additional restrictions may apply to restricted areas of the website. In particular, where any material posted in a restricted area of the website is marked “confidential” or should reasonably be deemed confidential you must respect and comply with the relevant duty of confidentiality.
Any names, images and logos identifying Climate-KIC or its Partners are proprietary marks of Climate-KIC or those Partners. Copying of our logos or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from us or the relevant licensor. Requests for permission to use the logos of Climate-KIC or its Partners should be emailed to email@example.com. Please ensure that you tell us how and why you wish to use the logo(s). Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.
Uploading Material to the Website
Wherever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to the website, or make contact with other users of the website, you must comply with the standards set out in the General Guidelines for Usage and any other terms or guidelines applicable to that feature. You undertake to ensure that any such contribution does comply with those standards, is not defamatory, offensive or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate and does not infringe any third party’s privacy, intellectual property or other rights, and you indemnify us for any breach of that undertaking. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on the website if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with those standards or is otherwise (in our sole discretion) deemed not appropriate for the website.
Neither Climate-KIC nor its Partners shall be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the website. If you have any concerns about material which appears on the website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyperlinking to the Website
You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this website, provided that you do so in a way that is fair and lawful and does not damage our reputation, or suggest any form of association with or approval or endorsement by us. The website must not be framed on any other website. The pages on www.climate-kic.org must load into the user’s entire window. If you wish to make any use of material on the website other than that set out above, please address your request to email@example.com.
Hyperlinks to other Websites
Where the website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We are not responsible for the contents or reliability of those websites or resources, do not necessarily endorse any views expressed within them, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Viruses, Hacking and other Offences
You must not misuse the website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the website, the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the website. You must not attack the website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-serve attack.
Whilst we make all reasonable efforts to check and test material at all stages of production, we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption 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 website or your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Reliance and Liability
Commentary and other materials on the website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. Climate-KIC and its Partners therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any users of the website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. All the material on the website is provided ‘as is’, with any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to accuracy or fitness for a particular purpose, and all information is used at the user’s risk.
We may amend these Terms & Conditions at any time by amending this page.
These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms & Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
General Guideline for Usage
Wherever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to the website, or make contact with other users of the website, you must comply with the standards set out in our Terms & Conditions and the following General Guidelines for Usage. (Additional guidelines and/or terms may apply to restricted areas of the site.)
• Share the knowledge: Do not hesitate to share your relevant knowledge or experience, as it pertains to Climate-KIC. Adopt the attitude that we all have something to teach, and we all have something to learn.
• Be courteous: Members are reminded that showing courtesy and mutual respect for diverse opinions and new ideas creates an environment of trust where amazing things can happen (such as real innovation in the area climate change).
• Be vigilant: If you notice “off-subject” content, report it using the “Report this” feedback tool available on every page of content.
• Quote your sources: Of course you are going to use other resources to enrich your content or to answer questions, but always quote your sources and ensure that you are not infringing the copyright or other rights of a third party.
• Be clear: Be concise and precise; check your spelling and your grammar. Being professional increases the chances of getting good feedback.
• Tag content: When you publish content always fill in the Tags section of the page. By doing so you ensure that your content will be found by others. The search engine spiders these keywords to produce relevant results.
• Airing your dirty laundry: Posting aggressive, insulting, offensive, shocking or off-topic comments are strictly prohibited as well as sexually explicit images and comments and will result in your account being revoked.
• Commercial usage: On no account should the community be used as a commercial space. Advertisements for commercial activities will be deleted.
• Malicious intent: Please do not post links to sites containing viruses or malware or which interfere with the functioning of the site.
• Infringing or unlawful content: You must not post any material within your contributions to the site which is copied from a third party’s work or which otherwise infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party. In addition you will not post any material which is defamatory, or is an invasion of privacy or breach of an obligation of confidentiality.
Neither Climate-KIC nor its Partners shall be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the website. If you have any concerns about material which appears on the website, please contact inquiry@ climate-kic.org.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Climate-KIC and its Partners are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy (together with our Terms & Conditions and any other documents referred to in them) sets out the basis on which we will process personal data about users of www.climate-kic.org (“the website”).
Information we collect
We will collect and process personal information that you provide to us, or submit to the website, for example when you register on the website, sign up for the newsletter or contact us via the website or otherwise. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. [We may also collect details of your visits to our site, and the resources that you access].
Storage of personal information
Uses made of personal information
Climate-KIC and its Partners will use information held about you to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our website, to enable us to administer and manage the website, and for any other purposes agreed or permitted by you, set out in these Terms & Conditions or permitted by law.
Climate-KIC and its Partners may disclose your personal information amongst each other, and to third parties, where we are under a legal duty to do so; in order to enforce or apply our Terms & Conditions; to protect the rights, property or safety of Climate-KIC, its Partners or others; and as otherwise permitted by law.
Please note, where you decide to share any of your personal information on the website, Climate-KIC and its Partners will not be responsible for any use of such information by other users of the website.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which are downloaded to your computer when you visit a website. The website www.climate-kic.org uses a small number of cookies which are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website and contacting us. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.