Terms of website use
Information about us
Our site is operated by Swiss Biotech Association (“We”). We are registered in Zurich, Switzerland and have our registered office at Stauffacherstrasse 16, 8004 Zurich. Our main trading address is the same. Our VAT number is CHE-112.741.115 MWST.
Accessing our site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable, if for any reason, our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
➢ in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
➢ in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
➢ to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (as set out below);
➢ to transmit, or procure the sending of any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
➢ to knowingly 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 also agree:
➢ not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our sites; and
➢ not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our site, any equipment or network on which our site is stored, any software used in the provision of our site, or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation: news groups; forums; communities; and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or a group (the “interactive services”).
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical). However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
You must comply to these content standards, they apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
➢ be accurate (where they state facts);
➢ be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
➢ comply with applicable law in Switzerland and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
➢ contain any material which is defamatory of any person, obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
➢ promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
➢ advocate, promote or assist any illegal activity;
➢ infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person or organization;
➢ be likely to deceive any person;
➢ be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
➢ be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or be likely to cause annoyance, harassment, embarrassment or alarm to any other person;
➢ give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on our site and of the material published on it with the exception of material that might be uploaded by our members and partners e.g. in the company listings, events and Swiss Biotech Association Academy program. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organization to material posted on our site. You must not modify the digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. You must acknowledge us (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on any extracts or pages downloaded.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors.
Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our sites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our sites, or close them indefinitely. Any of the material on our sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us, hereby expressly exclude:
➢ all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
➢ all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for: loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Information about you and your visits to our site
Transactions concluded through our site
Contracts for the supply of goods, services or information formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of supply unless otherwise stated by us.
Uploading material to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to contact other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out above. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out above.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site 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 our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any websites linked to it.
Linking to our site
You may link to our home page or other pages in our site, 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. Our site must not be framed on any other site. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you or your employer.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out above.
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the content of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The Swiss courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
Suspension and termination
➢ immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site and/or of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
➢ legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach; and/or
➢ disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact us.
Thank you for visiting our site.
Zurich, June 2019