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Terms of Use

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These Terms of Use govern the use of the MDPI Sciforum websites or any other MDPI online services you access. This includes any updates or releases thereof. By using our online services, you are legally bound by and hereby consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These Terms of Use form a contract between MDPI AG, registered at Grosspeteranlage 5, 4052 Basel, Switzerland (“MDPI”) and you as the user (“User”). These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss Law, applicable at the place of jurisdiction of MDPI in Basel, Switzerland.

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Unless otherwise stated, the website and affiliated online services are the property of MDPI and the copyright of the website belongs to MDPI or its licensors. You may not copy, hack or modify the website or online services, or falsely claim that some other site is associated with MDPI. MDPI is a registered brand protected by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

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You may register or otherwise create a user account, user name or password (your “Registration”) that allows you to access or receive certain content and/or to participate or utilize certain features of our online service, including features in which you interact with us or other users. You represent and warrant that the information provided in your Registration is accurate to the best of your knowledge. You are responsible for the use of any password you create as part of your Registration and for maintaining its confidentiality, and you agree that MDPI may use this password to identify you. We reserve the right to deny, terminate or restrict your access to any content or feature reached via such Registration process for any reason, at our sole discretion. MDPI reserves the right to block or to terminate the User’s access to the website at any time and without prior notice.

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Please ensure that the content you upload on the Sciforum website is correct and has been approved by the Chair. Please also ensure that every person (Chair Members, Co-Chair Members, Scientific Committee Members, Confirmed Speakers etc.) announced on the website has given her/his allowance for this advertising. You must not use this website for any unapproved advertising. MDPI reserves the right to block or delete any unapproved or incorrect announcement on the website at any time and without prior notice.

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The MDPI website and online services may provide links to other websites or external resources. As part of these Terms of Use, you acknowledge that MDPI is in not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and that MDPI is not liable for any content, services, advertising, or materials available from such external sites or resources.

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The website may contain advertising. MDPI does not endorse any responsibility of any kind for the content of the advertisement or sponsorship or the advertised product or service, which is the responsibility of the advertiser or sponsor, unless the advertised product or service is offered by MDPI.

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There is no warranty for the website and its content, to the extent permitted by applicable law. MDPI, the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the website and its content “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose relating to this website, its content or any to which it is linked. No representations or warranties are given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this website, or any website to which it is linked.

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In no event, unless required by applicable law shall MDPI, its employees, agents, suppliers, contractors or any other party, be liable to the User for any damages of any nature, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages, loss, cost, claim or any expense of any kind arising out of the use, inability to access, or in connection with the use of the website, its content and information, even if the User has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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MDPI reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes to this page of the website without prior notice. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of any Service following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted and agreed to the changes.

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Basel, Switzerland shall be the place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising of these Terms of Use, even if the Customer has her/his domicile outside of Switzerland.

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Swiss law applicable at the place of jurisdiction of MDPI shall apply exclusively.

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If any provisions of the Terms of Use should be found invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In any such case, the contracting parties shall negotiate on the invalid clause to substitute by a valid arrangement as close as possible to the original provision.

Privacy Policy

The rules as laid down in MDPI Privacy Policy apply.