Disclaimer

1. Intellectual Property, content property

The Intellectual Property rights on this portal, where duly indicated, are the exclusive property of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and / or licensed for use to SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and are governed by Swiss Intellectual Property law in force. “Intellectual Property rights” means all or any copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade names, logos, service marks, design rights, database rights, algorithms, know-how, trade secrets, source codes or object codes related to software under licence, rights in undisclosed or confidential information, the rights of performers, producers of sound and video recordings and broadcasting organizations, and all other registered or unregistered intellectual property and any applications of the above.

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics shall remain the sole holder of any and all of its intellectual property rights for the duration of any use of this portal.

This portal and its associated resources are for research, educational and informational purposes only, not for clinical and / or commercial use. It is a non-profit service to the scientific community.

In any case, the name of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics shall not be associated with publicity or business promotion without prior written approval.

Each user undertakes that, in using this portal, he/she/it shall not at any time violate the intellectual property rights of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics or of any third party.

2. Representations and warranties

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In no event is the access to this portal guaranteed.

This portal contains links to external third-party websites. SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics has not reviewed the contents of these third-party websites and makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, regarding these websites, including but not limited to, their merchantability, suitability and / or fitness for a particular purpose and the non-infringement of these links and / or third-party websites. SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics does not own, monitor, operate or moderate these third-party websites.

The User represents and warrants that he/she/it shall not violate or circumvent any safety program or introduce advertisements containing codes or malware, spyware, data corruption, viruses, data infections or other harmful codes, hacking mechanisms, data crash codes and the like.

3. Liability

To the maximum extent allowed by law, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics shall not be held liable for, including but not limited to, any liabilities, losses, loss of profits, data loss, damages, claims, costs and expenses (including legal fees) resulting from the access to, and / or any use of, this platform.

In case of unexpected issues, unexpected disruption, force majeure and similar events, such as unauthorized or accidental destruction of data; accidental loss; technical faults; forgery, theft or unlawful use; unauthorized alteration, copying, access or other unauthorized processing and the like; violation or circumvention of any safety program or the introduction of advertisements containing codes or malware, spyware, data corruption, viruses, data infections or other harmful codes, hacking mechanisms, data crash codes and the like, by any third party or by any user, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics shall not be held liable for, including but not limited to, any liabilities, losses, loss of profits, data loss, damages, claims, costs and expenses (including legal fees) resulting from such circumstances.

To the same extent, in no event, shall SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics be held liable for, including but not limited to, any liabilities, losses, loss of profits, data loss, damages, claims, costs and expenses (including legal fees) resulting from the access to, and / or any use of, the links to external sites and / or the content of third-party websites, unless unlawful intent or gross negligence on the part of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics can be proven.

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6. Force majeure

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7. Severability

In the event that any one or more of the provisions contained herein shall, for any reason, be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions of this portal’s disclaimer, but this portal’s disclaimer shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions had never been contained herein, unless the deletion of such provision or provisions would result in such a material change so as to cause the execution of this portal’s disclaimer contained herein to be unreasonable.

8. Contact

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9. Governing law and jurisdiction

By using this portal, the user explicitly accepts the application of Swiss Law, without giving effect to its conflict of law rules. The user explicitly accepts that the exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Lausanne, Switzerland.