Terms of use

Last updated: June 23rd, 2022

Legal notice and contact:

Company name: Fondation EPFL Innovation Park
Address: Fondation EPFL Innovation Park, Bâtiment C, CH-1015 Lausanne
Email: info@epfl-innovationpark.ch

1. Terms

By accessing the website at epfl-innovationpark.ch, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use, all applicable laws and regulations and agree to comply with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in the EPFL Innovation Park website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on the EPFL Innovation Park website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  1. modify or copy the materials;
  2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the EPFL Innovation Park website;
  4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by the EPFL Innovation Park at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Privacy policy

3.1. Introduction

The EPFL Innovation Park (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates epfl-innovationpark.ch (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

The Personal Data that you communicate to us when you use our Site or Services is processed in accordance with Swiss Law.

3.2. Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

We also use the following external services:

  • Google Analytics: allows us to measure the site’s audience. In accordance with the law, this service is not activated without your prior consent. By default and in accordance with the law, this service and related cookies are not activated on our Site without your consent. You can learn more about the Google Analytics privacy policy at this link: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
  • Google Ads: Google Ads is Google’s advertising platform. We use it to advertise our Content and/or Services to a qualified audience. By default and in accordance with the law, this service and related cookies are not activated on our Site without your consent. You can learn more about the Google Ads privacy policy at this link: policies.google.com/technologies/types
3.3. Cookies

Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site. You can also customize your preferences using the link at the top of the page.

3.4. Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

3.5. Data storage

Personal Data processed by the EPFL Innovation Park are stored on an Infomaniak server.

3.6. Right to information, rectification, deletion and limitation of processing

You have the possibility, free of charge and at any time, to:

  • ask us if we are processing Personal Data about you ;
  • access the Personal Data we process about you (i.e. right of access), subject to our overriding interest in restricting access to certain Personal Data ;
  • ask us to modify or update erroneous Personal Data, this request for modification has no retroactive effect ;
  • request the deletion of your Personal Data processed by us, subject to Personal Data that we are legally obliged to retain (e.g. accounting data) or that we have an overriding interest in retaining (e.g. in order to be able to defend our rights in the event of a dispute). This deletion request has no retroactive effect.

To make use of any of these rights, a written request must be sent to the following e-mail address: info@epfl-innovationpark.ch. In addition, you will be asked to provide proof of your identity; this Data is used for identification purposes only and will not be processed for other purposes.

3.7. Access request and data portability

In the context of an access request, we undertake to deliver the digitized Personal Data to the person concerned in a customary electronic format (i.e. Data portability). If Personal Data is not digitized, we may, at our discretion, deliver the originals, copies or digitized copies (in a customary electronic format). The data subject may request that his or her Personal Data be provided to a third party of his or her choice. We reserve the right to require written consent from the data subject covering the terms and conditions of the surrender (or transfer) of his or her Personal Data, including the name and contact details of the third party to whom we are required to surrender it.

3.8. Amicable conflict resolution clause

In the event of any dispute or disagreement arising between us and the User in connection with this Privacy Policy and/or the Terms of Use, including their interpretation, the Parties undertake to do their best to reach an amicable agreement. If no agreement is reached, the Parties undertake to settle any dispute through mediation. Consequently, the Parties shall refrain from taking any legal action before having tried this alternative dispute resolution method. In the event that our important interests are at stake, the latter reserves the right to act before the ordinary courts by means of a request for super provisional or provisional measures without having to act by way of prior mediation.

3.9. Changes To this Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 27/01/2021 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

3.10. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the following email address: info@epfl-innovationpark.ch.

4. Disclaimer

The materials on the EPFL Innovation Park website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. The EPFL Innovation Park makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

Further, the EPFL Innovation Park does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

5. Limitations

In no event shall EPFL Innovation Park or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the EPFL Innovation Park website, even if the EPFL Innovation Park or an EPFL Innovation Park authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. As some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

6. Accuracy of materials

The materials appearing on the EPFL Innovation Park website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The EPFL Innovation Park does not guarantee that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. The EPFL Innovation Park may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However the EPFL Innovation Park does not make any commitment to update the materials.

7. Links

The EPFL Innovation Park has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the EPFL Innovation Park of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

8. Modifications

The EPFL Innovation Park may revise these terms of use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of use.

9. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.

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