Terms and Conditions
This document describes the terms and conditions that govern your use of the SECO-Institute website(s) (seco-institute.org) including subscriptions to SECO-Institute publications such as Daily Dashboard, web conferences (collectively the “Site”).
1.1 By choosing to use the Site, you are agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Conditions of Use between you and the SECO-Institute.
1.2 We may change, add or remove portions of these Conditions of Use at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Conditions of Use prior to each use of the Site and by continuing to use this Site, you agree to any changes.
2. Content on the Site and in Publications
2.1 The contents of the Site are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. All materials published on the Site (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by the SECO-Institute or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Site.
2.3 You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Site for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein.
3. User-generated content, comments, and submissions
3.1 You are solely responsible for the content of your Submissions to the Site. You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish to the Site, any libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other users of the Site, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam.” You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Site.
3.2 Without the express approval of the SECO-Institute, you may not distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services through the Site.
3.3 You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the Site (i.e., user-generated content including but not limited to: comments, forum messages, reviews, text, video, audio and photographs, as well as computer code and applications) (each, a “Submission”) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by the SECO-Institute and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.
3.4 You grant the SECO-Institute a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to Content you submit to the Site, which includes without limitation the right for the SECOINSTITUTE or any third party it designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, any submission posted by you on or to the Site.
4. Use of the Site; registration and security
4.1 You may not access parts of the Site to which you are not authorized. Being exposed to advertising is a condition of accessing the Site.
4.2 The Site contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources, and advertisers. Since the SECO-Institute is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to such site.
4.3 As part of the registration or account creation process, you will create login credentials by selecting a password and providing an e-mail address. Each registration is for a single user only. You are not allowed to share your registration login credentials or give your login credentials to anyone else. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
4.4 Please notify the SECO-Institute of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or credit card information.
4.5 You must be 13 years or older to subscribe to all parts of the Site.
5. Representations and Warranties
The SECO-Institute does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Site by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk.
All content information and materials contained in this site are provided to you On an “As is and as available” basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall SECO-Institute be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use this site, nor shall SECO-Institute be responsible for any damages whatsoever that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance whether or not caused by events beyond SECO-Institute reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of god, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to this site’s records, programs, or services. In no event shall SECO-Institute total liability for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed five dollars (us $5.00). Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages; as a result, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. You hereby acknowledge that use of the site is at your sole risk.
By entering this site you acknowledge and agree that this site will only be construed and evaluated according to dutch law. If you use this site from other locations you are responsible for compliance with any and all applicable local laws.