1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern your use of the ESGLD website.
1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use the website or the members areas of the website.
1.3 If you register with our website, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
3. Copyright notice
3.1 Copyright (c) 2016, Brian Bigger
3.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
(b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.
4. Licence to use website
4.1 As registered members of the European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases you may:
(a) view pages from our website and member’s areas in a web browser;
(b) download pages from our website and member’s areas for caching in a web browser;
(c) print pages from our website and member’s areas;
subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
4.2 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
(a) republish material from the membership areas (including republication on another website);
(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the membership areas;
(c) show any material from our membership areas in public;
(d) exploit material from our website or membership areas for a commercial purpose; or
(e) redistribute material from our membership areas.
4.3 We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.
5. Acceptable use
5.1 You must not:
(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
(c) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
(d) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;
(e) access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means.
5.2 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
6. Registration and accounts
6.1 To be eligible for membership on our website under this Section 6, you must have been approved by the European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases board to become either: a member group, an associate member group or an honorary member.
6.2 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website. Approval for membership is made by the European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases board.
6.3 To be approved by the European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases board for membership you must:
(a) Be based in the wider European area, (unless approved as an associate member).
(b) Be a laboratory, clinical or diagnostic group actively engaged in work on Lysosomal Storage Diseases.
(c) Not be a commercial enterprise or work mainly for a commercial enterprise.
(d) In the case of Associate member applicants, you must have substantive links to European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases member groups
(e) In the case of honorary members, the European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases board reserves the right to identify and invite individuals to become honorary members at its full discretion.
6.4 You may allow other people in your group to use your account to access the membership areas but you take full responsibility for their activity and any actions they take on the website.
6.5 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.
6.6 You agree to allow your supplied contact details to be made available on the ESGLD members areas for the purpose of collaboration with other member groups and their individual members including staff and students. Your details will not be shared with third parties.
6.7 On occasion we will send newsletter style emails to alert you to new events and news related to the ESGLD. You agree to receive these emails. If you wish to not receive these emails you agree that you will contact the website administrator to arrange removal from the mailing list.
7. User login details
7.1 If you register for an account with our website you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.
7.2 Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 10; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
7.5 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
7.6 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
8. Cancellation and suspension of account
8.1 We may:
(a) suspend your account;
(b) cancel your account; and/or
(c) edit your account details,
at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.
8.2 You may cancel your account on our website by contacting the web administrator
9. Your content: licence
9.1 In these terms and conditions, “your content” means all materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, presentations, posters, software and files that you submit to European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases meetings/workshops or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.
9.2 You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, store and publish your content on and in relation to this website and any successor website.
9.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 9.2.
9.4 You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 9.2.
9.6 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.
9.7 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.
10. Your content: rules
10.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
10.2 Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
10.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:
(a) be libellous or maliciously false;
(b) be obscene or indecent;
(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime[, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity];
(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
(h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
(i) be blasphemous;
(j) be in breach of official secrets legislation;
(k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;
(l) depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;
(m) be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;
(n) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;
(o) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;
(p) constitute spam;
(q) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or
(r) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
11. Limited warranties
11.1 We do not warrant or represent:
(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;
(b) that the material on the website is up to date; or
(c) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.
11.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.
11.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 12.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.
12. Limitations and exclusions of liability
12.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:
(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
12.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 12 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:
(a) are subject to Section 12.1; and
(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.
12.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
12.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
12.5 We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
12.6 We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
12.7 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).
13. Breaches of these terms and conditions
13.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:
(a) send you one or more formal warnings;
(b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;
(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;
(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;
(e) contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;
(f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or
(g) suspend or delete your account on our website
14.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
14.2 We will give you written notice of any revision of these terms and conditions, and the revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date that we give you such notice; if you do not agree to the revised terms and conditions; you must stop using our website.
14.3 If you have given your express agreement to these terms and conditions, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of these terms and conditions; and if you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within such period as we may specify, we will disable or delete your account on the website, and you must stop using the website.
15.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
15.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
16.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
16.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
17. Entire agreement
17.1 Subject to Section 12.1, these terms and conditions, together with the constitution of the European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.
18. Law and jurisdiction
18.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
18.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
19. Statutory and regulatory disclosures
19.1 We are registered in The Rotterdam Business Register. You can find the online version of the register at https://www.kvk.nl/english/business-register/ and our registration number is 24352201.
19.2 We are registered as The European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases with The Rotterdam Business Register in the Netherlands and subscribe to a constitution which can be consulted electronically at www.esgld.org
20. Our details
20.1 This website is owned and operated by The European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases.
20.2 We are registered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands under the Rotterdam Commercial register – number 24352201.
20.3 Our principal place of business is at 125 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 9NU, UK
20.4 You can contact us:
(a) using our website contact form;
(b) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time; or
(c) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.