Who We Are
This website (including sub-sites and including text, images, videos, software, products, services, tools and information contained in or presented on the website; all together the “Site“) is provided by Wilhelm Schulthess – Stiftung (“we“). For contact information, please see the imprint.
What These Terms Cover
Some of the websites of our Site may be intended for specific regions or specific products only. While the content of those websites may vary, these terms and conditions of use (the “Terms“) are applicable generally to each of our websites.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify these Terms at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on the Site. We will also update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of these Terms. We recommend that you frequently consult these Terms in order to be informed about possible modifications. By continuing to access or use the Site after we have posted a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site.
User Content, User Names and Passwords
If this Site permits you to post or upload comments or any other content on the Site, then the following additional terms are applicable to your use and are hereby accepted by you. You understand that all information, content, text, data, messages or other materials, whether posted to the Site or privately transmitted (“User Content“) are the responsibility of the person from which the User Content originated. You are responsible for all User Content that you post, transmit or otherwise make available on the Site or to others. You acknowledge and agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any User Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of User Content. We do not control User Content, and will not be liable in any way for any User Content, including without limitation for any errors or omissions, or for loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content. While we cannot review every communication or information and are not responsible for the content of any User Content, we have the right to delete or edit User Content that we consider, in our sole discretion, to be illegal, abusive, defamatory, in violation of any third party right, or otherwise unacceptable.
Unless otherwise specified by you, any User Content is not confidential or proprietary. You hereby grant us, or warrant that the owner of the User Content has granted us, a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to use, sell, reproduce, publish, create derivative works of, display, distribute, and transmit your User Content in any form, now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such User Content, for any purpose whatsoever, and to publish the owner’s name in connection therewith.
User Names and Passwords
If this Site permits you to adopt or use a username and a password in order to access features of this Site, then you agree to use the Site solely for legitimate purposes. When registering for a username, you agree that you will use only accurate and truthful information about yourself and you will not imitate any other person or assume a false identity, to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password, username or the Site, or any other breach of security (send your notice to us via the contact us section of this Site), and not to disclose or share your username or password with any other person. You agree to assume and bear full responsibility for all risks arising out of the use of the Site by you and any other person using your username and password.
Third Party Content, Links to Other Sites
We do not have or assume any responsibility for any third party content that may be available through the Site, and for content linked to the Site or which are linked to from it or referred to. We do not express an opinion about, recommend or endorse such content, and will not have any liability relating to it. Where we link to third party websites, you use such websites on your own risk. We recommend reading the policies of these websites and review how these websites may process personally identifiable data relating to you.
Notice and Takedown
Notifications of claimed infringement should be sent to the following address:
All notifications not complying with the procedure set out in these Terms will receive no response. We will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under applicable laws. Upon receipt of notices, we will act to remove or disable access to any material found to be infringing or found to be the subject of infringing activity and will act to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is found to be infringing.
If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes an infringement, please provide us with the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an intellectual property right that is alleged to be infringed;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is on the Site;
- your address, telephone number and e-mail address and all other information required for us to contact you;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the intellectual property right owner or by law;
- a statement by you that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the intellectual property right owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Intellectual Property Rights
You should assume that the Site and all its parts are protected by copyright, trademark, unfair competition and other laws unless otherwise noted and may not be used without our written permission except as provided in these Terms. You acknowledge that any and all intellectual property (including copyright) in the Site and all its parts is held by us or by the original creator. On condition that you are in compliance with these Terms, you may access, download or use the materials on this Site for your own non-commercial use. You acquire no rights in the Site or in any material of any nature published on the Site. You may not incorporate the Site into other websites, and not copy, present, license, publish, download, upload, send or make it perceptible in any other way without our prior written consent.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos (the “Trademarks“) used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Wilhelm Schulthess – Stiftung. Unless otherwise stated, nothing on this Site grants any license or right to use any Trademark without our written permission. Except as expressly indicated on the Site, the name of Wilhelm Schulthess – Stiftung or any of our logos may not be used in any way without our prior written permission.
Confidential and Proprietary Information
We seek to provide the public broad access to information about our products and services. In doing so, it is not our intention to waive any intellectual property or other rights we may have in information on this Site. We have policies and procedures in place that are designed to prevent the disclosure on this Site of information that we consider to be confidential or proprietary information. However, if at any time you obtain confidential or proprietary information from this Site, you agree not to make use of or disclose any confidential or proprietary information you may obtain from this Site to anyone else, and to destroy any copies of the information, in any form, in your possession.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
We use reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided on the Site is accurate and current. However, such information may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. We reserve the right to remove, change, correct and improve the Site and all its parts, or terminate your account (if you have one) and your use of the Site, for any reason, at any time and without prior notice, without specifically informing of any such change, and without removing outdated information or characterizing it as such.
Certain statements contained on this Site are “forward-looking statements,” such as statements concerning anticipated financial results, current and future product performance, regulatory approvals, business and financial plans and other non-historical facts. These statements are based on current expectations and currently available information. However, our performance and results may differ from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, among others: competition; contingencies related to intellectual property protection, regulatory matters, and public acceptance of biotechnology and other technology products; research and development success; litigation; developments related to foreign operations; acquisitions; commodity prices; regulations; our ability to obtain financing and payment for our products; weather, natural disasters and accidents; and other risks and factors. Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of the date of their posting to this Site. We disclaim any current intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements or any of the factors that may affect actual results.
You agree that you are making use of our Site at your own risk, and that it is being provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We do not make any representation, and we provide no guarantee or warranty, express or implied and under any legal theory, about the completeness or accuracy of any information on this Site or its possible uses, about the availability of the Site, its functions, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and/or that the Site and the infrastructure on which it runs is free from viruses and other harmful software.
Neither we nor any of our group companies and affiliates nor any other party that is involved in creating, producing or delivering this Site to you shall be liable under any legal theory for any damages (including direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages) relating to your access to or inability to access the Site, or any errors or omissions in the content of the Site.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain liabilities or implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and our group companies and affiliates and any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering this Site from and against all damages, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of your misuse of this Site or of any information taken or obtained from the Site or your transmission of User Content (as defined above) on the Site.
Local Laws and Regulation
We do not represent, guarantee or warrant that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in all countries around the world from which it may be viewed. Access to this Site from countries where its contents are illegal is prohibited. To the extent any of these Terms would not be enforceable under the local laws of the country from which the Site is being viewed, that term shall be severable from the Terms and the remainder of the Terms shall be remain in force and effect. Viewing this Site from countries, if any, in which its content is illegal, is strictly prohibited.